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At Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service, First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech blew my mind. Oprah’s words were phenomenal. Ms. Tyson's reflections were heartwarming. Lee Ann Womack sang my favorite song, “I Hope You Dance”. Valerie Simpson made me want to shout for joy. But it was something that former President Bill Clinton said that shook something in me. He was talking about her life and all that she had done. All of her books, poems and accolades. She worked with civil rights giants including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He went on and on and then he said, “On her 40th birthday Dr. King was assassinated.” I thought, to myself, “Dear God, she had done all of that by 40.”

I'm 44, I'm behind… LOL. I got so inspired. Her life was such an example to all that you can achieve, whatever you'd like, no matter where you came from. Sitting in that chapel I could hear her voice on my phone as it had been many times. The conversation would always start with "Hello you brilliant man". She made me light up and feel like I could do anything. That was her gift to us all. And above the beauty of the celebration of her life yesterday, more than anything in that room, what I felt most was her life calling us all higher.

God, thank you for allowing us to have shared this planet with Dr. Maya Angelou.

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  • lorraine henry kingston jamaica

    Is it so hard to get help out side america.

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  • ELIZABETH MITCHELL ocala, florida 34471

    Hello Tyler Perry my name is Elizabeth Mitchell I am writing in regards to my mom Ms. Sadie Mitchell and she has been hospitalized since 1/12/2015 and she is a really big fan of yours and I was wondering if you could just call and let her hear your voice and pray for her she can use some some spiritual words of encouragement, she is at Ocala Regional, the phone number is

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  • Julie London, Ontario, Canada

    Dear Tyler, It's been so very long since I posted on your site, but I do read all of your messages that pop into my inbox at an email address which I rarely use. I only check it to read your messages. Your messages for the most part make me smile. I often wish that I could have your outlook on life but I no longer do. I have worked most of my adult life in the healthcare field, until I had an accident several years ago. I suffer from chronic pain daily and am on a very small pension. I often don't have food to eat but for some reason that part doesn't bother me much. Having doctors tell you that you are not going to get better when you would can think about nothing but going back to work is devastating. I'm also living in a situation that nobody should have to endure. When you rent a room in someone's home and you don't have the finances or means to look elsewhere you pretty much have to endure their treatment of you. I don't ever wish this situation on anyone. I've spent many months trying to find a physician will help me end my life, nobody should have to suffer like this because like you, I believe that every person deserves to be treated with respect and kindness and that nobody should have to live in this much pain. I often think that you and I are the only ones who think that way but I can honestly say that I've never met everyone on the planet so many others might also think this way. Most days I frown when I realize that God has allowed me to wake up another day but some days I pop one of your dvds in the player and I forget about it all for a couple of hours. I don't just watch the movie, I watch everything on the dvd. I want you to know that for the time I have left on this planet that I do appreciate your words and work. I pray that God continues to bless you as you are one of a kind sir.

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  • Liska Bronx, NY

    Good evening Tyler!❤️ It's been too long since I've been here leaving a comment on your wonderful site (so sorry for being gone so long). I don't love you any less. In fact, I know I love you more, especially after your latest email, "Do You Know Your Worth". On the eve of my birthday and after calling off a relationship that wasn't good but that I was SOOO engulfed in, in tears and so much gratitude & appreciation, I thank you Tyler for this God-send email. I thank God that you move as God directs because God is always right on time and you are too. I am without words and will be prayerfully reading this email for days over my life. I praise God for keeping me alive and well for 42years. I have seen struggle and am alone physically again but I Know the Almighty is with me. Thank you so much Tyler for my priceless birthday gift. And CONGRATULATIONS on your new precious addition to your wonderful family!!! I know more & more blessings are right around the corner for you. God's continuous matchless blessings for you now and evermore

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  • Tom Horn Gardendale,Texas

    Tyler, I just put up a new site on Teaching people to hear God for themselves. godunmaskedtoday.org I would appreciate any comments. Learn to silence the negative voices and hear God better! Basic Spiritual warfare; Sing Halleluyah softly over and over until you get peace of mind. God inhabits our praises. You don't have to believe it. Just do it. God said if one did that He would inhabit their praises and BE with them. God doesn't lie. Try It. It will work every time. When Peace is achieved then You have His attention and He has Yours. SNUGGLE ! Be at peace in Daddy's presence. Thanks Tom

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  • Phyllis McGuire New Jersey

    Tyler, Trust and believe I always watch it live and I record to have for my records. I will watch it over and over again. When there is nothing on TV I will watch my recording. I always watch the night shows live. I'm waiting to 9:00pm with my snacks to watch " The Haves and Have Nots".

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Hi there Tyler, Have A Happy Bless & Safe New Year!!! HAHNS YAY! Can't Wait Ms. Proverbs

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Tyler what a beautiful song..Thanks for Sharing! May you and your family Have A Bless Merry Christmas Ms. Proverbs

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  • Carolyn Dagner Virginia

    Breath taken.

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  • Ms Proverbs NC

    Tyler.........How are you? Congratulations to the both of you :-) New Bundle Of Joy Baby Boy I know he is just as handsome as his daddy is :-) :-)Yes I'm still flirting and will continue to do so while you are single :-) :-) Yes I said It..LOL! Anyhoo..Tyler I know that you are so overwhelmed with joy being a dad. I'm very happy for you. I pray that God will continue to bless you with you heart's desire and I know that God will :-) :-) Have A Bless & Wonderful Day with your "Tall & Handsome Self" :-) :-) Whew Lawd! Oh by the way Very nice picture you posted with the angels behind you. Please "NO MO" picture posting okkkkkkkk LOL! Talk with you soon Sir Ms. Proverbs

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  • Tracy usa

    Wow...just a shout note to say thanks to Dr.Ekaka email: the love spell he did for me last 2 weeks ago i really can't believe that my husband has finally cancel the divorce letter and want me back to his life again. it just still like a dream to me up till now i still feel like I'm dreaming that i really have my love back within 2 days after Dr. Ekaka finish casting of the love spell, thank you so much for your help Dr. Ekaka.

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  • Instructor Rhonda Northen United States

    Mr Perry Oct28, 2014 ,Jennifer Murphy in Houston ,Tx story is out on facebook She said that She is determined to make sure it doesn't happen to to someone else. Tyler It all started after Murphy a mother of three was going through a very touch time. the person that call her said it was you Tyler in the message the person offered her place to live in Atanta she said she couldn't relocate then they offered her $10,000 and said it was you Tyler and all she had to do was to come up with$2,000 of her own money . He asked her can you pawn on something or sell something can you get somehow to him .That when she Realize it wasn't you Mr Tyler, Mr Perry someone going around using your name now trying to scam lady out of Money . they said now you cancel your facebook page Mr Perry I am praying they trying to target you. Family let keep MR Perry in our Prayer what a story Tyler the scam artist I don't believe it heavenly Father cover Your Child Tyler with the blood of Jesus and hedge of propection all about him. Amen

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