Monthly Archives: June 2014

Video and Song Review: SUITCASE

Review by Brenda Johnson Padgitt

SUITCASE by Mary J Blige

2nd Annual BET Honors - ArrivalsMary J Blige has been successful at creating and singing songs about matters of the heart.  Her songs are deep and are thought provoking.  There is also a sense of empowerment and healing in the words she sings in her songs.  Suitcase is a powerful song dealing with the outcry of Mary J Blige portraying a female who is tired of being hurt and heartbroken by someone who is suppose to love her. 

The video scene shows two doctors who are looking at the mental health of a female who was admitted.  In the video the female confesses she might as well plead insanity if she continues to let the man in her life hurt her.  She is faced with staying in the dysfunctional relationship or deciding to pack her clothes and leave with her suitcase.  At the end of the video she decides to leave and tells her mental abuser that this is his good-by song.  She goes on to say while he is explaining his side she will be zipping up her suitcase.  Read More….

 

SUITCASE by Mary J Blige

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Book Review: Real Men Speak “Womanese”

Review by Brenda Johnson Padgitt

Real Men Speak “Womanese” by Lawrence J Moore

 

real-men-speak-womanese-pic2Real Men Speak Womanese is a must read for men and women alike.  Lawrence J Moore was coined “The Relationship Mechanic” in the process of helping couples fix relationship issues.  He genuinely cares for people and wants the best for them.  In his book “Real Men Speak Womanese,” Mr. Moore tackles many chapter topics on relationships.  Chapters such as “Me & Mr. or Miss Misunderstood,” “Applying the Banking Principle,” and “Learning the Language of Apology,” are applied to relationships. 

In Chapter 3 “Me and Mr. or Miss Misunderstood,” Lawrence makes an important note that when couples don’t understand each other there is a breach in the communication.  Moore also says that information and honesty must be combined to make communication work.  According to Moore’s research the definition of understanding is comprehension, the power to think and learn, it is intelligence; Understanding is a specific interpretation; mutual agreement.  A person who understands you will be the one who settle differences.

Lawrence also says there are three foundational principles that need to be in place to make a relationship work.  He says the three principles can be applied to both men and women.  The first principle is you must love him or her, you must be unselfish towards him or her, and you must want the relationship enough to make it work.  Lawrence wants his readers to understand that both men and women have issues they need to work through.  Read More…

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Book Review: Comfort For Troubled Christians

Review by Brenda Johnson Padgitt

Comfort For Troubled Christians by J.C. Brumfield

Comfort For Troubled Christians0001“Comfort For Troubled Christians” by J.C. Brumfield is a small but powerful book that is a must read during trials and tribulations.  Although small enough to fit in the palms of your hands, this 64 page book is packed with helpful information.  

In the Foreword of the book, Brumfield says that God’s Children can be joyous and victorious even in the midst of the fire of trial and suffering.  He further states that in sickness and poverty, persecution and trial, abuse and betrayal, heartache and disappointment, God’s child can have a perfect peace that passes all human understanding.  He boldly dedicates this book to saints in affliction.

In Brumfield’s “Comfort For Troubled Christians,” he uses water and fire to paint a picture of God’s hand at work in our lives.  Brumfield points out that water and fire are a necessity for mankind.  He also states that water and fire can also be man’s worst enemy.  Read More…

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