JOURNAL ENTRIES FROM YEAR 2002
|December 31 , 2002|
here we are ... at the end of 2002 and the beginning of 2003.
|June 2 , 2002|
My dear friend Kitten K. Sera (formerly known as Pinque) has released her newest CD to CDBABY.com, and boy is it a good one! I cannot stop playing it! Now as many of you may already know, Kitten is not some fly by night pop act ... she is on her way to legendary diva status. Having worked with such stars as Johnny Cash to Beyonce and Kelly (Destiny's Child) Ms. Kitten K can certainly stand on her own when it come to the big leagues. All one has to do is sit in a parade and hear the cheers roar as her little pink car goes by! Though the former handle is gone, the color pink certainly hasn't faded any. Kitten is out there everyday, ready to thrill everyone to even new PINK sky scraper fashion heights! Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I am here to be a witness ... she is the TRUE QUEEN OF PINK!
"From Box to Beautiful ... in seconds" (you just have to LOVE that
name!!!) you get a fantastic slice of delicious lemon flavored sunshine.
Every song on the EP is a radio hit and no CD player by a pool this
summer should be without it! I say grab this little bundle of joy,
be sure to get your sun block out too ... and get ready for a super
fabulous fun time!
You can get the CD at www.CDBABY.com/kittenksera
|May 29, 2002|
I want to share with you something that is heavily on my mind. A dear friend just wrote to me about a man in Houston who walks up to cars with women in them and looks like he is asking for directions, but when the women roll their windows down, he punches them in the face several times -- then opens the door and pulls the women out and takes off with their car and purse.
First of all, for every punch this man gave, I assure you, he will get 3 back for every ONE! For every item he stole, there will be an area he will know loss. Somehow, someway, and someday ... all we dish out ... we always get back! Theft is a terrible thing to get into, but violence of any kind is absolutely despicable. The fear violence puts into society keeps us from wanting to be loving to those unknown to us. As I write this, I am saying a prayer for those who have been hurt by this man. I am affirming that they will come into a place of recovery, healing, and peace. I hope you will pray with me too, even if the date of your reading this is long after the fact. No prayer ever goes unheard and all prayers are always directed to the source where they are most needed.
You may be thinking, "Well Christian, why make an issue about violence, it has been around for so long -- and why should we bother praying about it? What good can I do?"
Listen to me -- YOU have the power to change our world! Why would you think that you don't? Have you ever heard, LITTLE DONE OVER TIME, SOON MAKES MUCH? We are becoming too accustomed to violence, and to those things we become accustomed to, we unknowingly or subconsciously allow. Please understand, we are speaking of the freedoms of others being violated as they are pushed into Fear.
In our world today, where we are being tempted to fear, we fear terrorism, murder, rape, and hate crimes on a daily basis. With all the endless warnings we receive, it would seem as if we are powerless. We are not.
II Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a Spirit of Fear, but of Power ...
We have all been given the power from God Almighty to call into existence the world we want to live in. All we must do is diligently focus our intention and then live lives that would be an example to what we wish for.
In the meantime, let us walk in Love and also walk with discernment.
Discernment is vital in times such as this -- and the only way to have it is to walk with Spirit. The way we walk in the Spirit is to walk in Love. SHOULD WE FALL DOWN FROM LOVE, JUST GET RIGHT BACK UP AND DELIVER CHRIST-LIKE LOVE AGAIN! Do this again and again and you will emerge with a powerful Spirit!
In Spirit, there is never anything for us to fear, because the Spirit will always speak to us whatever we need to know. If we find ourselves caught in situations of violence or discord, let us remember there is always a reason for these things. Let us remember that God is always in control and may be using us in a circumstance. For every challenge we face, we have the opportunity to become bright vessels filled with Light.
Right now --
I am affirming that the sad guy my friend wrote to me about ... is going to be caught and brought into correction and eventual restoration. I pray that he finds LOVE. Please join me in spending a moment focusing your intention and affirming this.
In fact -- Let us ALL get into the habit of affirming LOVE to emerge from any violent act we hear of or witness personally. Let us send those situations thoughts of goodness and Light-filled energy. Let us ask for healing to those who have been hurt. A few moments spent here or there will certainly DO MUCH GOOD! Prayer/Affirmation/Meditation is a wondrous, powerful, and righteous thing. Never think that YOU alone praying, affirming, or meditating is not enough to stop a murder, a rape, or even a war.
EACH OF US HAVE THE POWER! COLLECTIVELY -- THAT POWER IS EVEN GREATER!
II Chronicles 31:27 And the priests and Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached Heaven, his Holy dwelling place.
With people standing in affirmation -- these guys will NEVER KNOW what hit them.
OK -- I see everybody safe and walking in Love!
|March 30, 2002|
Happy Easter Sunday!
Celebrate your life my fellow brothers and sisters ... Jesus, THE CHRIST has risen -- and in doing so, He has proven that so can we!
I have been sitting here on this sunny Florida day ... thinking about what Easter means to me. I guess it boils down to one line said by Jesus Himself -- "GREAT THINGS I HAVE DONE, GREATER YOU WILL DO." I believe these to be some of the most inspiring words ever spoken by the Lord. These words were intended to awaken the CHRIST in each of us.
Jesus came not to elevate or PROVE himself to be better than anyone. He took on the role of "Jesus THE CHRIST" so that we might see the LIGHT He shined in his life, and by following His perfect example, see this LIGHT shine in ourselves and in one another. LOVE is the energy force that makes this possible.
LOVE is not an easy thing to learn and only through practicing FORGIVENESS can we know what it is. This is why we must face daily challenges with SELF and others. Knowing who Christ is does not save us from our challenges, KNOWING WHAT A CHRIST DOES IN CRISIS helps us to get through them.
Christ NEVER allowed fear to dominate Him.
Fear blocks us from seeing and using the power of LOVE. When we address the fear created by our challenges, we make a way for LOVE to do it's magic! Until we choose to practice facing our fear and forgiving ourselves and one another for having fallen into it, LOVE will seem foreign, even to those of us who think we know what LOVE is.
Through the power of LOVE, all things can be made manifest. When we are low, feeling guilty, jealous, depressed, angry, bitter, feeling judged, lost in despair or are without hope -- by giving ourselves permission to nurture and bathe SELF with LOVE, we bring our Soul closer to a perspective of wholeness.
When we have been disappointed, hurt, abandoned, deceived . . . if we are feeling condemned, misunderstood, abused and are at odds with one another, Christ showed us that when we use the power of LOVE (fortified with forgiveness) all transgressions (and the ill fitting feelings they bring) can be resolved.
"BEHOLD, I BRING YOU THE NEW COMMANDMENT, LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU."
There can be no LOVE, without forgiveness. Forgiveness of SELF and others clears the way for LOVE to flow and bring increase and blessing.
Jesus loved us so much that He allowed his life to be taken from him so we would always remember ... discord (inner and outer) brings death. Forgiveness brings resurrection. LOVE is the LIGHT that CHRIST shined when He went to the cross and said, "FORGIVE THEM FATHER, FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO." It is because of His great LOVE and ability to bestow FORGIVENESS that I personally follow the life of Jesus. I do this because I have every confidence that one day I will DO GREAT THINGS! When we try, TRY, and try to practice LOVE again ... all of us will!
Love shines the LIGHT that causes our darkness to disperse. Where there is LIGHT, darkness cannot remain. LET THERE BE LIGHT!
Happy Easter to you all. I LOVE you so much.
P.S. On a personal note, Jamie and I are in Florida right now, on vacation with his Mom and Dad. The weather has been so beautiful. We have spent everyday at the beach. (Finally, I am getting some sun!) We will be back in Houston toward the end of next week.
Also -- The website store is being updated ... here is a sample of how it is going. www.allaboutchristian.com/listeningstore It will be finalized and released to the public this May. Let me know what you think.
|March 5, 2002|
Hope year 2002 is going well for each of you. I have been taking some time off to get some personal things in order. I had some health issues to deal with, but I am on way back to being better than ever and doing what I love best ...Music, speaking about God and LOVING people.
Despite my absence, I have managed to get quite a bit of writing done for my upcoming book and audio series and I am headed into the studio very soon to record my next single and album.
My site has been under going a major revision over the past few months and you will begin to see some major changes. We are going to start posting these pages very soon.
This summer you can expect some new music from me and even a few appearances here and there. Perhaps, I will even be in your neck of the woods! I look forward to seeing each of you soon!
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