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.
Wow check out this video of American soldiers getting their praise on. I saw it this morning on Revelation TV and was was humbled to see what society would deem as ‘macho man’ completely letting themselves go and praising and worshiping God.
We all know how challenging it can be to get your children to say grace at dinner and also to clean up after themselves. I was amazed to see these cute dogs on you tube praying at dinner time and helping clean up afterwards. That is so cute!! Just goes to show indeed that anybody and anything can praise the Lord because after all He created it all.
The 29th annual Stellar awards took place last weekend and was presented by Sherri Sheppherd and Rickey Smiley. It was a dazzling night of great performances and winners and as you would expect from an awards show it was packed with jokes …inevitably one about Erica Campbell’s dress from her album cover (by the way i think she looks fab on her album cover).
The winners of the night include Tamela Mann won a whopping 7 times in most categories including female vocalist and cd of the year for ‘best days’. Kirk Franklin won an award for ‘take me to the King’
My fave win for the night was Hezakiah walker who won twice , one in the traditional choir of the year category and the other in choir of the year. Having listened to ‘every praise’ only a few days ago, i think its a beautiful song and i quiet addictive too. You cannot listen to every praise without praising…the song does exactly what it says on the box so congratulations to Hezekiah Walker and Donald Lawrence for this great music.
Byron Cage celebrated his 51St birthday last weekend with much prayer and thanksgiving unto God according to his tweets over the weekend. Mr Cage who only recently returned from an emotional yet humbling trip to South Africa which coincided with the passing of Nelson Mandela seemed to be enjoying his day as he later tweeted thank you messages to us his fans and also to his peers.
I still cant believe he is 51 and not 35 well praise God for the grace too look young and i hope when i reach the 50s club i will look that good!! Congratulations to him !!