Living Single – The Panel Discussion, The Poem & The Show

Hello World!

It’s the first day of June which means that half of the year is over…Wow…I’ve have said this before, but I will say it again: Time flies the older you get…Anywho, you may be wondering where I’ve been for the last week or so…Actually, my family and I traveled to the Annual Christian Women’s Retreat which was held in Springfield, Illinois over the Memorial Day weekend. We made the 10-hour trek on Thursday and traveled back on Sunday. Last year, the retreat was held in Atlanta where I was the keynote speaker.

This year, I was asked to speak on a panel on singleness which I was wasn’t too excited about for a couple of reasons: I’m kind of tired of thinking about it all, and I don’t feel like I’m the poster child for model singleness anyway. But I did what I was asked to do…And I’m glad I did for a couple of reasons:  It gave me the opportunity to comprehensively reflect on my single journey and clarify why I’m finally ready to move on to a married journey, and I was able to meet some new people at the conference that I hope to stay in touch with as I continue to attend the Annual Christian Women’s Retreat.

One of the women I met reminded me about this dynamic, Christian spoken word artist and poet that I had heard about a few months ago. Janette McGhee, who is better known as “MissTerious Janette…ikz” (pronounced mysterious genetics), wrote and performed this awesome poem about waiting for right man that God brings instead of trying to make any ole guy the right one. The poem is titled, “I Will Wait For You.”…Take a look…it is worth the time to check it out…

Apparently, the 31-year-old spoken word artist and poet performed this poem at the at P4CM (Passion for Christ Movement) Lyricist Lounge earlier this year…I know this word isn’t in rotation anymore, but her poem was dope..her lyricism was reminiscent of the artistry that was old school hip hop before the bling bling and uninspired misogyny took over…I would go on, but that’s a topic for another day…

If you want to know more about this talent, read an article about her here and check out her website!

Any thoughts?

P.S. The new show “Single Ladies” premiered on Monday… I forgot to watch, but I heard it’s off to a not-so-good start…What y’all think?

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6 Responses to Living Single – The Panel Discussion, The Poem & The Show

  1. Gerri Helms says:

    Great blog as usual, Jackie. I’ve been slacking on mine, but in the process of finishing my latest book, Seasons of Spirituality.

    I would love more information on the Christian Women’s retreat. Perhaps next year I could go too!

  2. jackieholness says:

    Thanks Gerri :) When will your book be published? As far as retreat is concerned, check out this link http://www.acwretreat.net/index.html

  3. Gerri Helms says:

    Thanks for the link. I just wrote to be added to their mailing list for next year!

    My latest book is an e-meditation and journal. I actually send a chapter a month to my subscribers. I’ll send it to you as a gift, Jackie!

  4. jackieholness says:

    Thanks Gerri! I got it:)

  5. Hey Jackie,

    I enjoyed your blog as always. Speaking of retreats I am going to the Faith and Fiction Retreat at the end of the month. Thanks for the suggestion. Are you going?

    Living Single is a tremendous challenge for me. God is teaching me how to let go but it is so hard. Eventually I will be okay with accepting what is instead of trying to relive what was. But it’s been hard.

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

  6. jackieholness says:

    Thanks LaTosha:) Yes, I’m going:) Have you bought your plane ticket yet? I’m going to contact you via your e-mail addresses on Facebook to share more info with you about the retreat…
    As far as living single, girl, we can talk! In fact, let’s do that:)

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