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Dont' Stop Believing

I got to tell you, I miss my mother every day. I have never felt a pain like this, or missed someone so much and so hard. It is the single most difficult thing I've ever had to endure in my life. Some days I don't want to get out of bed and, the truth of the matter is, if I wouldn't have booked this tour, I wouldn't be leaving the house at all.

I performed last night in Milwaukee and as I was leaving the Arena, I was caught in the traffic of all the people leaving. I sat there behind the tinted windows looking at thousands of people leaving the venue. So many smiling faces and happy people, couples holding hands and children running and laughing. I saw several buses in front of the venue loading the elderly. It brought tears to my eyes because I know that while so many think that they came to get something from me, the truth is they gave me so much more. The joy and laughter and happiness are contagious. It's great having something meaningful to do; something that gives me joy. God bless you for that. You are helping me to find my way through a very rough time.

Seeing all of the folks that enjoy what I do, all over this country is so inspirational to me. It moves me, because I remember when nobody was coming to my plays. My first play took 7 years to get off the ground. From 1992 to 1998, I was trying and trying to find an audience. I would put it up in different cities, one show a year, and every time I tried, it failed; (or what I thought was failure, now I see that it was all a part of the success). I wanted to give up so many times. So many people told me it wouldn't work; so many people made it their business to convince me to give up on my dreams. But I didn't give up. I kept moving. With no one being there, I kept believing; when I got down, I would pray even harder. I think I wore God down about that show!...LOL. So glad He heard my prayers. It scares me to think where I would be if I had given up. WOW! What a thought…if I had given up, you wouldn't be reading this right now. Thank you Jesus for faith. All of that to say...don't stop believing!

I woke up this morning with this question for you, and think about this...What brings you Joy? What dreams have you abandoned because it got too hard or you failed at them? People will often tell you what you can't do; they will try to discourage YOU from reaching for your goals...even the ones that are closest to you will say things that hurt the most, but, whatever you do...DON'T STOP BELIEVING!

God didn't give your friends and family your vision - He gave it to you. You have to try. I think that is why there are so many unhappy people. I think so many people have walked away from their dreams because it got too hard; they stopped believing because they got discouraged...don't stop believing!

Every miracle in my life started with someone telling me what I could not do.

TP

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  • M.H

    Perry, Why do I love you so much? Let's see if you are paying attention. And thank you for the encouragement about what to do with the fish.;-)

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  • M.H

    Okay. I'm seeing stuff again!! If you're telling me to go about my business...say or show something about your kid or other kids. I'm only looking for this soon. That picture wasn't fair at the cycle place.

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  • M.H

    Congratulations on the movie and NBC.

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  • M.H

    Take a picture of you kissing or something with the one you love. I'll definitely go about my business.

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    • M.H #2159298

      Jehovah and family brings me joy in Jesus name.

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    • M.H #2159571

      I think its all the same. The one you love could be a friend or anyone. You did take a picture. You did say " I love Angela". Okay. I get it. You should've been told me. Jehovah will force the truth out for his servant to see if they truly don't know. Jehovah was watching everything for a long time and knew I couldn't take it anymore.

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  • M.H

    Here we go again!! You respond a minute later after I had posted! The Passion Lives?! Please give me an answer cause Im thinking you're talking to me again. I think I'm seeing things. Too many coincidences. Then you know I believe that God words in mysterious ways. Just tell me that you are not possible for me. Dang, I've never been thru nothing like this .

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  • M.H

    Can you please just tell me if you love me or not? Come on, man! Just tell me so I can stop writing to you. Am I harassing you? I'm cool with you either way. I got music and I can easily let go of seeing you as a future husband. My friends think I'm crazy for loving you all this time. Please tell me. I'm thinking on you're talking to me. I think I deserve the right to have one simple response.

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  • M.H

    I don't see how that was encouraging but I did smile!! Was you saving that for last? Lol. Talk to me....

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  • M.H

    Jehovah word came to me today and I just stopped to read it. It led me back to you. I love you, Perry, I'm just tired. So whenever you get a chance can you write me something encouraging? Loveyou

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  • M.H

    Oh What A Night...... The devil tried to take my joy...... So Jehovah gave me a voice..... Jehovah God, You are something....... I was down in the dumps but the devil left with nothing...... I will keep my faith..... And like Jesus they will toture me with hate.... But God through him will have your grace..... God I will praise you in this wicked life...... I trust you will make me better....... OH WHAT A NIGHT

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  • M.H

    Everyday....... I thank Jehovah...... For taking over..... Finally got away from this Casanova..... My mind he had took over...... The words he said was lovely and neat..... But I took the time to see.... How he was lying through his pretty teeth...... Thank God I went to another celebrity..... I realized that it just wasn't me..... Being hurt by a man is not pretty..... Hello kitty...... There are so many men out here being picky..... I'm so glad love hurt me this way..... So I don't have to be on this board..... EVERYDAY

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  • M.H

    Who are you looking for?

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  • M.H

    Despite The Rise...... A matter has come to the effect..... Love has respect ....... One place in fact...... I noticed in the back..... You saw something ..... I do agree with your assumption...... A window has an opening ....... I noticed how you like to sing.....could it be a challenge?...... Or could it be you just like silence?....... To me it's no surprise...... You took that chance...... DDESPITE THE RISE

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