This is a short video of the beautiful Wendy Alec released only a few hours ago. In this video she talks of her pain wow the whole situation is so sad i pray God restores her family,her marriage and all that concerns them Amen.
Happy 57th birthday to our modern day Psalmist Micheal W Smith who turned 57 years old yesterday 7th October. Looking at his most recent picture one would not believe he is beyond his forties…more like he is just entering his forties. Michael is well known for his beautiful worship music which is a staple for many churches worldwide. I can testify that his music ushered me into the kingdom of God and helped me work out a lot of issues when i was a brand new believer way way back in 2006.
It is good to see somebody growing older gracefully (with the Grace of God of course). It is even better to see somebody ploughing away with the work of God and that is exactly what Michael is doing. Michael recently released his brand new album called Sovereign. This album is full of beautiful songs which i cannot imagine anybody listening to without lifting their hands up in praise and worship unto the Lord.
As well as being a full time musician Michael W smith is also married and has been married for 31 years (take note Hollywood celebs). Michael is also a father of 5 who lends his time to good causes. Wow how does he find the time….must be the Grace of God so here here to many many more happy birthdays Amen.
Rory Alec who co-founded GodTV 20 years ago with his wife has just stepped down from his role as the chief executive. Reports from Christian today say Rory released a statement last Thursday saying he has had a moral failure in relations to his marriage and as a result has stepped down and his wife Wendy will continue with the leadership role. Rory did not give further details but simply said in his statement as follows, “After 20 years of service, I have had a moral failure this year,”. Rory continues by adding,”For this reason, I am stepping down. Please forgive me for the disappointment I’ve caused, but I know your eyes are on Jesus who is the author and finisher of your faith and not on me, an imperfect man..t is with a heavy heart that I confirm my season with GOD TV is over for now.”
This is very sad and i hope and pray that God helps Rory and Wendy Alec through their issues. Asides from the television ministry, they are still human. They are also parents to two beautiful children so i pray that God restores them all. I personally will still continue to watch GodTv because we have all fallen short of the Glory of God and i have watched so many wonderful programs on Godtv which has strengthen my faith over the years. Like Rory said we should keeps our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
I often hear Christians saying,’God is good’ but sometimes i think we never take a moment to just ponder on that ‘goodness’. Sometimes when i do take a step back and just reflect on His goodness i am often filled with gratitude because i could never find the right word to describe just how good and wonderful the Living God truly is.
As you all know by know i love Gospel music and for the past few months my little princesses and i have been listing to and belting out Forever Jones Hallelujah song. The band forever Jones consists of mum and dad Dewitt and Kim Jones plus their 5 miracle children . Looking at this beautiful family you would not know of the trials their mother and father went though to have them.
Mr and Mrs Jones have been married for 34 years however the beginning of their marriage was marred with fertility issues. The couple were unable to conceive due to the effects of pelvic inflammatory disease which came about when Mrs Jones had toxic shock syndrome. Doctors told the couple they would never be able to have children but the couple decided to trust in God instead. The couple stood on the word of God and “Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him” (Psalm 127:3) became their prescription. After years of having no baby they went on to have 5 babies plus 2 grand babies.
Their story gives me goose pimples and i hope whoever reads this would feel encouraged.
Sometime this week i saw on Kirk Franklin’s tweeter a retro picture (see pic) of him and his wife where he made a light joke about her collars. He wrote, ‘back in the day..ooh kill em with those collars baby happy anniversary”. I read a bit closer and i realised they have just celebrated 18 years of marriage. That is so amazing and by today’s standard 18 years of marriage is like a century so congratulations to them. Another thing i find amazing about this couple is that one would think they have just walked down the alter yesterday, it is really nice to see a loved up couple we can all look up to. May God keep them and bless them with a long fruitfulness and happy marriage.
Marriage is work and i have heard a few seasoned professionals saying how its its not for the faint hearted. I have been at it for nearly 5 years and well i cannot compare 5 years to 18 years but it is enough for me to say well done and congratulations to this wonderful couple and they should definitely write a book to help other couples…i would be the first to buy!