Whitney Houston R.I.P.

February 19, 2012 in Creative Adventures, God - Faith - Hope - Love

Whitney Houston’s death has really affected me. I’ve been feeling a little blue lately and also recouping from a head cold. So, I’ve been resting a lot and watched all the Whitney Huston coverage on TV.  She has been really amazing and her voice has been so inspiring, a gift for sure. If I were to be honest I had lost touch with Whitney and have not really followed her over the years, but most definitely cherished her songs on the radio. I suppose I’ve heard the news and gossip of struggles, not much for watching or reading those sort of gossip pools.

I admit as a Christian I have felt that twinge of disappointment when a fellow follower that is in the spotlight wonders off the path. But I also know after being a Christian for nearly forty years that life can really be difficult at time. I have just finished a book by Brennan Manning, while he has affected so many people and has always pointed them back to the grace of God, he was dealing with his own demons of alcohol. I suppose the more we know we are wretches, the more we can agree we need Jesus.  And if not for Jesus we would all receive what we deserved and I hope you know it is not what any of us would want.

The funeral celebration for Whitney Houston was amazing and the songs were truly uplifting. It was an awesome send off. I agree as one close friend of Whitney’s wanted to convey, that we should remember the good and the legacy,  and not dwell on the muddy side roads. I pray we will withhold the judgement and leave that to a loving heavenly Father who knows absolutely everything about us, our thoughts, our struggles, our reasons, our choices and most intimately our innermost prayers and longings.

I wrote a song for a friend back in 1999 and wanted to dedicate it to Whitney Houston and her family and to anyone who has lost someone dear to them. My prayer is that the family will be comforted with the words and spirit in which it is shared. I hope anyone who hears and read the words will be encouraged as well. Until we all meet again.  Dawn


On the Day I Came to Say Good-bye D. Ginese 1999

It was snowin, on the day I came to say good-bye

And it reminded me, of the way He looks at you and I

How He washed away our sin And how He made us white as snow

And how He made us clean So we can stand before His throne

1. We are clean, not because of what we’ve done

I know you’d agree with me

That’s just not the way it comes

We were searchin, searchin for a long, long, time

And He reminded me, of the way He looks at you and I

How He washed away our sin And how He made us white as snow

How He made us clean So we can stand before His throne

 2. Well I know, this is really not good-bye

I know you’d agree with me

Life here’s but a moment in time

3. And we know, you are bowing at His throne

I know you’d agree with me

Before long we’ll all be home

It was snowin, on the day I came to say good-bye

And it reminded me, of the way He looks at you and I

How He washed away our sin

And how He made us white as snow

And how He made us clean

So we can bow before His throne

Lord you made us clean

So we can bow before Your throne

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Whitney Houston R.I.P.

2 Comments

    1. Jackie T. Rosado says:

      She sang beautifully, never denying her depravity, or failing to acknowledge her Lord. I hope and pray her passing created a spiritual awakening in Hollywood that would only be satisfied by Christ himself. my heart goes out to her daughter.

    2. admin says:

      Yes Jackie so true, so good to hear from you.

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