Daily Inspirational Fix: How Do You Identify With God?!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   How to you identify with God?  Is he a strict, judgmental torrent who makes life miserable or is he a kind, gentle, and merciful God who showers you with his love and wisdom?  As I went deeper in my thinking with this issue, I realized that the very way we identify with God is most likely how we identify with ourselves.  It dictates the way we treat people and how we navigate through life’s journey.   Think about it, if God serves as this male chauvinist to you, you are more than likely to treat women as though they are inferior to men.  If God is just a religious terrorist to you, then life is this fearful environment and every mistake you make you’re headed to the fire of hell.  You then become this individual who becomes less forgiving of your mistakes and the mistakes of others. God is none of those things.  Yes, he is a God of standards and expectations.  But, he is also a God of mercy and compassion.  We must learn to identify his power with caring for us, not to punish us.  We must learn that his will is to love us unconditionally and in turn we must do the same.  I use to identify God as this huge force, who wanted to punish me.  Why else would my life be filled with so much darkness, grief, and sadness?  It wasn’t until I had to deal with infertility, which allowed my perception of him to change.  See, overcoming infertility was the one prayer that I felt he answered.  It took years and force growth to give birth and learn just why I had to experience it.  Thus, it answered almost every question I had dealing with all the trauma I had to endure as a young girl.  God became REAL, he became this man who did not want to punish me; but heal me.  So, my newfound revelation of him allowed me to really want to learn who he was.  A sense of excitement begin to rage in me and I wanted to LIVE instead of exist.  I wanted to break out my shell and tell the world just how much God meant to me.  He became my strength, my good place, and my answer. So today, I want you to think about how you identify to God.  Is he just a church service that is boring and irrelevant or is he your creativity in life?  It is important for you to know, so you can get to the root of who you are and your role in this journey of life. I love you, be poetic!

Tamera Mowry- Housely Announces Gender Of Baby!

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The Sister Sister star just announced her pregnancy earlier in the week and today she showers up with more exciting news!  It looks like she spilled the beans on her new gig, The REAL……let’s get into the details!  The story is cute!

 

Mowry was filming her TV talk show when her excited co-host, the very outspoken and dramatic (and nosey, that’s why we love Tay Tay!) Tamar Braxton, decided to telephone the pregnant star’s husband Adam Housely and try to persuade him to tell them the sex of their unborn child.tiagirl

Up until that point, Mowry hadn’t wanted to find out the baby’s sex, so Housely had kept the information to himself. But overcome with excitement, Mowry (who already has a son, Aden, 2, with her husband) grabbed the telephone and told her hubby she was ready to find out.  SO……………………………………

“IT’S A GIRL!” the pregnant star captioned a shot of her on set which she shared via Twitter. “Adam told me the gender of our baby today while taping #TheReal and I was so surprised and excited!!”tiagirl2

 

Mowry is due in July, putting the star in her third month of pregnancy and out the first trimester!

 

Mariah Carey’s Million Dollar Vegas Deal!?

mariahcareyIt is no secret that 2014 has been hard for the pop diva legend.  She has been going through a divorce from estranged husband, Nick Cannon and been receiving non flattering feedback from fans after recent shows.  She has been accused of losing her voice, just another washed up celebrity.  So, this rumored Vegas deal has breathed life back into the singer’s career.

According to Page Six, Carey is in negotiations to sign a deal for a residency at Caesars Palace in Vegas.  A source says that this deal “could be worth more than Britney Spears’ two-year, $30 million contract.” This suppose to be a two year deal.

When the deal is official the Grammy winning singer will be able to entertain thousands of fans a few times a week.  You can expect to hear hits like “We Belong Together,” “Hero,” “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,”

Well good for Mariah, I wonder if Nick will see any of that money………………….I won’t hold my breath.  I am pretty sure Mariah had that young lad sign a iron clad PRENUP!

Nicki Minaj & Meek Mill Has Gone Public?!

nicki and meekNicki Minaj has kept her answers coy and mysterious when asked about her association with Meek Mill.  She simply told her audience that she was simply a fan of his and vice versa and the two has collaborated twice on her new album, The Pinkprint.  Well Coincidently, the rapper has went public with her new boo the EXACT same day her ex, Safaree went public with his new boo.  This gets a little messier………………………….nickimeekinsta

So, everyone has concluded that Nick’s song Buy A Heart was about Meek.  A song about passing up on love because she believes he is not ready to commit.  Check the lyrics out:

Rahmeek, I’mma have to tell the truth if I speak
Unless you want to play, you ain’t say this the other day
You said you was in love, and I still didn’t budge
‘Cause I already seen how you be going in when you be in them clubs
(I’m not even sure if this is right but, it feels good)
I could tell you was analyzing me, I could tell you was criticizing me
I could tell you was fantasizing that you would come slide in me and confide in me
He could tell that I was wifey material
He was liking my style in my videos
I wasn’t looking for love I was looking for a buzz
So at times I would lie and say I’m busy, yo
‘Cause its too much, and it’s too clutch
Who wants rumors of the two of us
But when you’re away I can’t get you out of my mind
But what if I met the one and you’re wasting your time
But you waited
So while the two new love birds (It’s not so new) are posting pics on Instagram chilling together, Nicki’s ex of 12 years was spotted with his new boo in LA.  Yes, Safaree (an aspiring rapper/NIcki’s old hypeman) was spotting grabbing dinner with a Calfornia based model name, Candice Brook.  She is a cutie too and the irony is she favors Rihanna, but friends with Karrueche.candace

Rapper Ludacris Marries! (PICS)

ludicrisweddimg1Who pulls off a proposal and wedding off in a 24 hour time period…………………rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges!  During the Christmas holiday, Luda whisked his longtime love Eudoxie off to an exotic location with an intimate group of friends.  He proposed in a plane and his bride to be had to look down to a meadow with flowers spelling out his proposal!   The most impressive part……………….in 24 hours, the couple of six years were married.

She wore an ivory halter gown made of whisper-thin jersey that hugged every curve. Her waist was accentuated with a thin tie, and there was some artful draping at the bodice. Well how could she pull off this look so fast…….. She selected a dress she already had in her closet, then added a few finishing touches (sparkling geometric earrings, a sophisticated nude lip and her “something blue,” hydrangeas as part of her bridal bouquet) and she was ready to say “I do” in front of a small group of friends and family!eudoxiee-600x800

By the intimate pictures, the couple looked blissful and in love.  We almost forgot about the almost two year old he fathered by another woman…………looks like the couple has gotten over the bump and headed to their happily ever after!

Love Diaries: Should You Attend Your Ex Girl/Boyfriend/Spouse Wedding?

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I had the most amusing conversation with one of dearest friends about attending an ex’s wedding.  So, I propose a question to my Poets; should you attend the wedding of your ex?

I hope you said NO because I think it is absurd to go to your ex’s wedding; even if you have children with them.  I don’t care how EVOLVED or unbothered you are about your ex, I do not believe it is your place to share in their special day committing to the new love.  Thank about it, if you were rededicating yourself to another, would you want the stares of your spouse’s ex to be your “front and center”  view?  You deserve to have that day to YOURSELF as you unite with your new family.  What reason would you have to attend but to show how well you are doing after the break up?  That day is not for your showing off your new life, figure, or attitude………………so stay home!  If it’s that serious, just enjoy the scenery like most of the world…………..via social media!  It is selfish to want to take part of a day that is not about you or the past you share with that person.  If you share children with the ex, allow the children to take part of the day.  If you really want to be a class act, send a gift/card through the children to show respect of the new union.

 

Most importantly, to spare your own feeling………..stay home.  You very well could be OVER the ex, but seeing them exchange vows with another one could bring back memories.  You could remember when that person meant that much to you and you shared the same sentiments as the new spouse.  That can bring up feelings of jealousy, even with your good intentions.  Think about, you are watching someone else making nice with a family that you once belonged.  You are watching someone else start a family with someone you started your family with.  You are literally reliving the birth and demise of your relationship while your ex is pledging their life to someone else. You would be watching someone else take your happily ever after……….don’t TORTUE yourself!

 

 

Leave the past in the past.  Send your warm regards because there is some silent universal rule…………DON’T GO TO AN EX WEDDING!

 

 

 

 

Tamera Mowry- Housely Announces Pregnancy!

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1/5 of The Real daytime talk show cast has some REAL news!  Tamera Mowry- Housely, who plays the ” average America’s sweetheart” on the show has confirmed her second pregnancy.  She announced via social media:

 

““We are thrilled to announce we are #ClearblueConfirmed! Can’t wait to meet baby #2! Love Clearblue’s pregnancy test with Smart Countdown,” Mowry-Housley, 36, wrote. “It helped me get through the wait to get my result by counting down with me.”

 

This will be the second baby for the actress and her husband, Adam Housely.  The two has a 2 year old son named Aden.

 

Congrats to the couple

Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden Has Married! Shotgun VS True Love!

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Wow!  Talk about a whirlwind romance.  This couple has only been dating seven months, engaged only one month and they are reportedly set to marry tonight.  Us Weekly magazine  exclusively reported that Diaz, 42 and her fiancé Benji Madden were getting married on Monday, Jan. 5, 2105.

 

The rumors were correct because Diaz is Benji’s Bride! 

Let me give you a breakdown of the day:

Prior to the ceremony, the couple got ready in separate rooms — with Diaz, 42, and her bridesmaids Nicole Richie (her new sister-in-law!), Drew Barrymore, her older sister Chimene Cain, and Diaz’s assistant Jesse Lutz getting their makeup done by Lona Vigi. Madden, 35, and his groomsmen Josh and Joel Madden changed into their black tuxes. Madden gave his bride a special note that she received just before the vows and Madden requested to be alone 30 minutes after the ceremony because it’s a Jewish tradition. The event, which was planned by Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove, featured a Jewish ceremony on a stage set up inside of Diaz’s home. The bridesmaids wore black dresses and carried white bouquets, entering the room to a Ryan Adams song. Benji’s nephew Sparrow Madden, the 5-year-old son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, was the couple’s ring bearer. Diaz entered to “Stardust” by Nat King Cole. She wore a gown with a low-cut back and lots of sparkle.

An officiant presided over the service, reading the seven blessings for the couple. When the time came for the pair to exchange rings, Benji accidentally dropped his, and the 100 guests laughed along with the bridal party. To seal the deal — as is custom in a Jewish ceremony — Madden stepped on and broke a glass as the crowd shouted, “Mazel Tov!” After the vows, Madden requested personal time with Diaz, during which they entered a private room for about 30 minutes, asking not to be disturbed — a Jewish wedding ritual known as Yichud.

Guests, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Samantha Ronson, Lionel Richie, Toni Collette, Nancy Juvonen, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, and Robin Antin, enjoyed a cocktail hour in the backyard’s outdoor tent, which was decorated with olive trees, linen tablecloths, and beeswax candles. The newlyweds soon joined their friends and family in the tent, giving a welcome toast.

The couple was introduced by Madden’s sister in law, Nicole Richie.  Both Diaz and Madden are known to be serial daters, being leaked to several celebrities.  It seems like the two have met their match or maybe Diaz is really feeling the tick of her biological clock.  Anyhoo, it seemed to be a spiritual, heartfelt ceremony.  Diaz is on serious baby bump watch, I have keen sense that she already has a bun in the oven!  Hence the shotgun wedding and religious expectations!  I don’t think you can be a Jew and have a bastard child!

 

 

A Tribute To Stuart Scott (VIDEO)

stuartscottIn the precise words of Stuart Scott,

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer,” Scott told the audience. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

He was the exemplification of his very own words.  He was know to do mixed martial arts training during his chemotherapy treatments.  The people who worked with him said that he would have a hospital treatment and go straight to work, giving us his talent and lively catchphrase, “Boo-yah”.

Let’s get into some highlights of his over twenty year career as a sport anchor.  In 1993 he helped ESPN launch ESPN2, quickly moving up the ranks as one of the network’s main SportsCenter anchors. By 2008,  he anchored late-night SportsCenter shows, hosted Monday Night Countdown on location during the NFL season, served as the lead host for NBA on ESPN and ABC and interviewed Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.

It was his acceptance speech, in which I started this post with a quote from it; where he truly spoke on what his life meant. It was truly one of his finest moments accepting the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2014 ESPY Awards, this past July.  Fighting through cancer all while perfecting his craft and doting on his daughters, showed true perseverance.  The kind of strength that most people never get the opportunity to be indulged in.

He ended his earthly life January 4, 2015. We feel his perseverance even stronger in his early absence. God bless his two daughters Taelor , 19 and Sydni, 15.

Enjoy his touching speech below!

Inspirational Fix: New Beginnings!

dan headshots new-2In the words of rapper Jay Z: Let me reintroduce myself…………………my name is THE POET! Greeting Poets!  I’m so pleased that we have the gift to share the turn of the year together.  Each New Year brings a freshness and newness that excites us and we dedicate ourselves to elevation in almost every area of our lives.  I know 2015 is no exception and you are pregnant with all of the possibilities and dreams you have for this year.  Poetic Philosophy has recently been wiped out, I literally lost all of my writing for the past three years.  For three days, I was silent, almost numb.  I could not understand why I was not mad over losing my blood, sweat, and tears that I have put into my website.  The answer came so simply today………….new beginning.  I realize it was time for me to step back, readjust, and better this brand that represents me.  I am dedicated to not only entertaining you, but feeding you through my poetry, spirituality, and straight up honesty.  I want you to feel every emotion of my truth, no holds bar.  I believe that our transparency heals people, it allows them to identify and get hope to make it through their own journey.  I also want to share inspiration through other people’s life, I am just thrilled about the relaunch of this site!  So please bare with me poets as I rebuild this site, this is truly OUR new beginnings! I love you, be poetic!