Tidbits & Titillations aka Dear God, it’s me Jackie…

Dreams do come true...
Dreams do come true…

Hello World!!!

Here are some subjects that I have been thinking and praying about lately:

1. My favorite bishop, the good Bishop Thomas Weeks from right here in the A, is engaged to be married to the Prophetess Christina Glenn…Well Hallelujah and Thank You Reality Shows! Apparently, the happy couple have been engaged for at least a month! How I missed this news I don’t know. If you remember, less than a year ago, he launched the reality show “Who Will Be the Next Mrs. Weeks” on his Web site bishopweeks.com to find a new wife. His second ex-wife Prophetess Juanita Bynum divorced the bishop about two years after he beat her down in the parking lot of an Atlanta hotel. When I wrote my original post about Bishop Weeks, I really didn’t think a woman would really date him after the much publicized incident between Bynum and her ex-husband, but I was wrong. Pastor, now called Prophetess Christina Glenn is excited about her upcoming nuptials to the good bishop!

Dear God, It’s no secret that many of my friends and I want to get married. Please help us to not want to get married so badly that we open our hearts and close our minds…Give us Your wisdom and insight so that we will wait for the ones that you have for us…In Jesus’ name, Amen.

2. Steve McNair & Sahel Kazemi…I’ve heard all about it. I’m sure that you have heard all about it so I won’t rehash the details here… What a tragic story…I’m sure that men (ahem cheaters)  like Kwame Kilpatrick, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and former presidential candidate John Edwards are like it’s getting “hard out here for a pimp” after hearing this story…Is there another clause in the wedding vows of rich and powerful men like “I promise to be faithful unless the right ‘opportunity’ (a)rises” if you know what I mean…

Dear God, Does marrying a man with power, influence and money mean that eventually my man will cheat on me? Do I have to marry a man that is flat broke to guarantee that he will be faithful to me…help me to understand Lord…In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

3. I am an Internet junkie always on the lookout for interesting sites, blogs, etc. Last week, while watching my absolute favorite soap, “The Young and the Restless,” I saw an ad for the Web site, outofyourlife.com.  Through the Web site, women can receive cash for an engagement ring or other jewelry that was given to them during a good relationship that has gone bad…This is how it works: a woman requests a Break-Up Box which she receives in the mail. After receiving the Break-Up Box, the woman places her jewelry in it and mails it back to the Web site. Once receiving the jewelry, it will be appraised and a check will be mailed back to her…I guess with our country’s high divorce rate, there is a sizeable market for such a service…But learning about this Web site has made me a little bitter. I haven’t received very much jewelry from men at all…My father bought me a beautiful diamond and gold nugget cluster ring when I was 16 years old, but he’s my dad so I don’t think that counts…A high school boyfriend found a gold ring on the track during a track meet once and gave it me…A college boyfriend gave me a gold ring with a little itty bitty diamond chiplet…The chiplet was soo small that I’m not even sure if it’s still there…Every once in a while I hold it up to the light, but I still can’t tell if it’s there…after that, zilch…and I’m 35…

Hed betta not...

He'd betta not...

Dear God, help me to not hate on women who have received gargantuan rings from their boyfriends, fiances or husbands…I know that I can buy my own rings if I want to, but I don’t want to..Lord bring a man into my life that will be buy me some jewelry… It doesn’t have to be the biggest diamond in the world Lord, but help me and others see it even if we’re not holding it up to the light…In Jesus’ name, Amen…

4. Are all romantic relationships open unless you are married? We can all agree that if you are married, you are expected to be faithful…But if you are not married, should you be in a “committed” relationship? For example, let’s say that you are in a committed relationship, but you are not engaged…What if you meet a really great person? Are you really supposed to not explore that option? Will one date kill you? And we’ve all heard of stories of people who were engaged and met “The One” before they married the other one?

Dear God, help me to know the One that you have for me…If I happen to be engaged when I meet that One, help me to dump the other one and move on…In Jesus’ Name, Amen…

This is more like it...who is that guy?

This is more like it...who is that guy?

5. So let’s say that after all of my prayers, I finally meet The One and we get married…and then it becomes dull and uninteresting…what do married people do when that happens? Well, one interesting Web site has the answer. Through ashleymadison.com, married people can date…In fact, their motto is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Maybe the aforementiond cheaters should have used this Web site to have a discreet affair. It’s like E-harmony for married people it seems…you can search the profiles of over 4 million married members…how romantic…

And then You made man...

And then You made man...

Dear God, when I do get married, please help me to have fun all of the time lest I be tempted to spice things up a bit by dating while I’m married…Help my man to be as fine as the day I married him forever and always…I pray that the sight of my man will always make me want to jump on him like Whitney did to Bobby on his now defunct reality show “Being Bobby Brown.” And Lord, if he is Idris Elba…maybe that can happen…in Jesus’ name, Amen…


Any thoughts?



~ by jackieholness on July 12, 2009.

12 Responses to “Tidbits & Titillations aka Dear God, it’s me Jackie…”

  1. Another female signed up for Weeks huh? I’m not surprised. Not sure I agree about picking her based on a reality show, but seems to me marriage is sacred to a very small percentage of poeple today.

    You may want to strike 1 or 2 of those prayers Jackie, they’re funny, but be careful what you pray for. Money should not be the determining factor for your man, but definitely make sure he’s all about you. Don’t worry about the size of the ring, if he’s all about you, in time you will have whatever you want within reason. He will see to it if he’s all about you.

    As for open relationships, you’re either single (seeing whom you want, when you want), married (dedicated to 1 man/woman), or a swinger (basically single regardless of status). Yeah there are different variations of each, like being single but seeing someone exclusively. Whatever. Every man reading this knows any relationship he’s in, fit into 1 of the 3 categories above. But we will tell you whatever you want to hear.

    Thats all I have to say about that.

  2. I just don’t know what to say. The married couple website is insane. Steve McNair..well the bible does say the wages of Adultery is death. So sad he died and for his family. Ummm broke men cheat too, so don’t think it just the wealthy and powerful. This was a heavy yet amusing post. Thanks for keeping me informed.

  3. Dear God, help my friend Jackie find a man who fully appreciates all of her gifts, including (especially!) her unmatched sense of humor. Continue to lend her Your patience, endurance and perseverance to hold out for that fine day when she can lift her eyes to You and say, “Well now he was worth the wait.” I ask this with all the sincerity of a girl who’s been there, too. Amen.

  4. I sincerely hope that Bishop Weekes has been “changed” and that the “Lucky Prophetess” heard a word from the Lord before getting with him! Hmmm… Life is so tough for us singles! I still hold out hope that if God gives us the desire, he has someone for us… Sigh…

  5. @DR, thanks for the wise words…from a guy’s perspective 🙂

    @Latoicha – No, not the broke men too…shame…Say it ain’t so, haha…I know that’s true actually..I think some men cheat and some men are faithful regardless of their status..

    @Katy, thanks for your prayers…very sweet 🙂

    @Urs, life is tough for us, but I’m glad you are my girl through it all 🙂

  6. Listen to this for a realistic perspective on marriage:


  7. Hey Jackie,
    I feel your pain! However I do believe in the end God is in charge and what he has for you is for you! I just know for myself its when I get in the way which is often as you know that I delay the plan. I love the Idris Elba picture now that man may make you put your religion aside just for a moment……….

  8. @ Chicki, that link is pretty long…is it two links or one link?

    @Step, girl Idris will make you set aside your religion for more than a few minutes – um,um,um 🙂

  9. It’s only one link. Click it and it will take you right to the audio player. Pastor Paul is fantastic! If you also go into his archives, there are lots of messages on marriage, sex, singleness, etc.

  10. Dear God, Jackie there was a lot of hate/frustration/anger/disappointment (you pick) in this one. Whoa!

  11. @ Chicki, I listened to the the pastor, and I enjoyed his message. Thanks for the link!

    @WillieFloydSon, hmmm…hate/frustration/anger/disappointment…well life isn’t always a bowl of cherries 🙂 but actually, I meant for this post be funny!

  12. Ahhh, after re-reading the post, I see the humor. I was reading it all wrong. Keep up the good work Ms. Lady.

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