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Calling Us Higher

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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  • ANGELA COLLINS PLYMOUTH, NC

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  • Richard 19531 cypress moss

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  • Tiffany ANNETTE JACKSON milwaukee, wi 53206

    I just read it trilogy of Dr.Miaha Angelo,well it short excerpt. I would like to pay homage to all my predecessors.I would like to ask u could I ask u to listen to some of my stuff.I have so many things in my mind that needs to b heard by a God fearing perso. I know with that ear I would b first of all n God's grace through that fearing ear that's letting me b abundant for my father's sake.#2 I will powerfully unblock good natured writers/actor- actress (s) blockage.I love u and u are very critical to the motivation of life.I appreciate the way I mean to b articulate around u.please if u read this thank our heavily father for our Devine moment and it conformation of what u have been praying for.clear conformation.God so Loveth the world and he gave his only begotten son to die for our sins.I love u Tyler,Nader,Terry,Mr.deeds,temptations,meet the browns, house of pain,diary of a mad black women,family reunion, family that pray together,y did I get married)-2. Please read and I will keep writing u.out of everyone n the land and air I'm glad u may read this someday&it will b glorious unto u saying the Lord.love tiffany Jackson.thank u for listening.

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  • Yvette Miller 917 7th ave apt b-103 garner NC 27529

    your shows are so good the only thing that makes me mad is you get to the good part and i have to what tell next week

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  • Deborah Brisco Harvey 12131 South Wallace, Chicago,Il 60628

    I would love for you to read my book. A true story of betrayal of ex husband and my Attorney. Book Titled, My Last Tears, by Deborah Brisco Harvey. Please pick up through www.rosedogbookstore.com. people say I wrote a good play or movie... Would love to hear from you. This is my 64 birthday Feb.28 wish this year.... Love all your Plays and movies. Thanks for your support...

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    Correction: Let Us Therefore come boldy to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:16) Ms. Proverbs

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    God Bless You Tyler!! My heart goes out to Bobbi Kristina and her family..Again many of us are praying for Bobbi Kristina, travailing in the spirit. Her father Bobby Brown I know is trusting and believing in God because God has the last say so. Tyler, this may be a crazy what I'm about to say or ask you. Anyway, here it goes...If there are any family members or friends in Bobbi Kristina hospital room who have any doubt should be removed. Tyler, I'm believing having crazy faith as Jesus called Lazarus from the dead he can do the same for baby Bobbi Kristina! There should be only and I mean only those in her room at her bedside with radical faith praying in the Holy Ghost, travailing in the spirit..Speaking and quoting scriptures directly to her spirit man. Speaking that "SHE SHALL LIVE AND NOT DIE TO DECLARE THE GLORY OF THE LORD!!! The effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much!!! Many of us I believe are fasting and praying on her behalf...Tyler I'm praying that those surrounding her can get a prayer through to throne of God coming boldly to the Throne of Grace that me obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb 4:16) Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen (Heb 11:1) Tyler, I'm typing this message to you By Faith in God to give to her father Bobby Brown..THEY NEED NO DOUBTERS IN HER ROOM DOESN'T MATTER WHO THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBTERS.....I PRAY RIGHT NOW THAT Bobbi Kristina room BE SATURATED WITH THE POWER OF THE HOLY GHOST IN JESUS NAME AMEN!! I LOVE YALL GOD LOVES YOU MORE PRAY WITHOUT CEASING! Ms.Proverbs

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  • Ms. Proverbs NC

    God Bless you Tyler :-) My heart goes out to Bobbi Kristina and her family. Many of us are praying trusting and believing in God that she will wake up from this coma be healed delivered and set free in Jesus name...Let the Redeemed of the Lord Say So...It Is So!!! With God All things are possible...Ms. Proverbs

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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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