JJ Hairson and Youthful Praise Recording


JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise are doing a live recording Sunday, March 15th, in Connecticut. The recording will feature special guests like Dorinda Clark Cole and William Murphy III, and it is open to the public with admission. You can find out more on the Youthful Praise website, www.youthfulpraise.org.

Here’s a past performance of Youthful Praise that I love:

Video Pick: Mary Mary “I Worship You” from “The Sound”

Here is Mary Mary’s official video “I Worship You” from from the album “The Sound.”

Word: Ephesians 2:10


For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

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Love Notes and the Father’s Love Letter

God’s Love Letter to Us and Inspiration From Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans

"Love" by Kirk Franklin and CeCe Winans

I love the song above, and how it delves into the meaning of love, and how God loves us. What is love and how does God call us to love? Here are some notes from the Bible about what is more than just a four-letter word:

Let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

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Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13
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"A new command I give you: Love one another, As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." — John 13:34
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“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”- 1 John 4:18 
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I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine." Song of Solomon 6:3

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God shows His love to us all throughout the Bible. The video below called The Father ‘s Love Letter shows us just how much God loves us. It is a love letter from God, created from verses in the Bible, and tells the truth of how much God loves us. I first saw it TBN a few years ago, and a while back when one of my professors had us read a spiritual piece we enjoyed to the class, I shared it with my classmates.

The video was narrated by Roy Lamont and written by Barry Adams. Visit author’s site Fathersloveletter.com for more information.


Prayer: Lord, I love you! Let me learn the true meaning of love and let me bask in Your presence and Love each day. Allow me to focus on You, so You can show me how I am to love others.

BET Celebrates Gospel

Da T.R.U.T.H. and Kirk Franklin on Generation Gospel.
Da T.R.U.T.H. and Kirk Franklin on 106 & Park Presents Generation Gospel.

Don’t miss 106 & Park Presents Generation Gospel on Sunday, January 25th, at 12:00pm ET. The guests will include Da Truth, Kirk Franklin as well as JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise.

Also, in the evening is the big premiere of Celebration of Gospel, at 8:00pm ET. Hosted by veteran comedian, actor and radio personality Steve Harvey, who has hosted all 9 celebrations in the past, it will feature appearances by Mary Mary, Kirk Franklin, Dr. Bobby Jones, Vickie Winans, Pastor Shirley, LL Cool J, Trin-i-tee 5:7, 21:03, and more! Visit the Celebration of Gospel website for behind the scenes photos and more!