Fantasia Barino; Adversity to Adulation
Lifetime, the network created primarily for women – and apparently for those of us with a somewhat sensitive side – aired Life Is Not a Fairytale; The Fantasia Barino story. The two-hour mini-movie recounts the life of the 2004 American Idol and her rise from single-momma-rape-victim to America’s unlikely idol. The story is heart wrenching and gives an incredible ending to a very sad story. I couldn’t help but wonder what happens if you don’t have Fantasia’s talent and can’t get out of the hell she endured. If we’re celebrating the escape from the abysmal ghetto that imprisons so many young women in America, the story is one of redemption, but if we look at the real-life statistics of how many fair as well as Fantasia, we realize that live really is not a fairy tale.
Even When I Come Away From it; there’s Prayer
I was raised in the church with dad as the Rev. and mom as the first lady. As much as my life has come away from many of the teachings that were ingrained in my soul, the Lord has never been too far. Time and again, he’s proven very real in my life. There are still times when I look at my life and wonder what the Lord has in store for me. I sincerely believe I have not touched on my true purpose and maybe when I stop fighting his will, he’ll reveal it to me. That aside, I’m going to ask you to join me in prayer. I’m not endorsing my religion or any specific God, but I ask for your prayers for a couple of friends of mine who are being tested today. One is facing surgery and my prayer is that the Lord will be the head surgeon in charge. The other is facing the heart shattering effects of a broken heart. I pray the Lord uses his skills at piecing lives together. Join me in prayer. We may not be perfect, but he hears. He hears. Ladies, trust you’re in his hands.
If your life had a theme song or soundtrack, what would it be? Why?
Keep passin’ the open windows…