Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Time

Life is but a vapor.

It was years ago back in the late 1980's when Producer Barry called me. He said that the band he was producing had requested to meet me, my sister and one of our close friends. They were playing at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood and he had VIP passes waiting for us. He didn't give us any details about the band but said we had dinner reservations at the French restaurant on Sunset Blvd., after the show.

We had been going to rock concerts at The Roxy Theatre for years but this was something different for the three of us.  When the band hit the stage they owned it.  There was a different kind of energy, I had never experienced before.  From the keyboards, bass and percussion, to the dancing and the flamboyant outfits they were wearing.  This was R&B, funk and soul.  It was as if we had just stepped into a scene from the movie 'Purple Rain'.  We were flabbergasted. 


After the show we went to the restaurant and Barry introduced us to Morris Day, Jerome, Jesse and The Time.  They were so respectful, shy and funny. Shh... don't tell them I told you that. ;)  We had a beautiful night drinking, eating, talking, but most of all laughing.  We were honored to be their guests that evening and it made an impact on the rest of our lives.

A few weeks later, Barry and 'The Time' invited us to see Prince.  If you don't know the history between Morris Day and Prince (other than the movie), they have been friends since High School and played in several bands together.

We will forever be grateful to Barry, Morris Day and The Time.

We love you!

Your 'Purple Grapes'

The Time ~ Jungle Love

Today: April 21st 2016 - Time stopped as I heard the news that Prince had passed away.  It was only two months ago that Vanity had passed and they were both only 57 years old.

With a heavy heart tonight, I want to thank Prince for his beautiful spiritual music that he shared with the world.  And for sharing all the wonderful talent that he discovered, also.

Now you are home in peace with your son Boy Gregory and also with Vanity.  I would love to see your PURPLE crown.  R.I.P. Prince.  You will be missed.

The doves are crying on earth but singing in Heaven.

Photo courtesy of Morris Day.

Prince ~ Purple Rain

I never meant to cause you any sorrow
I never meant to cause you any pain
I only wanted to one time to see you laughing
I only wanted to see you laughing
in the purple rain

Sunday, March 20, 2016


"Just let it go and bury it."

I can't hold on
I'm slipping
further and further away
I don't recognize your face
like a ghost of the past
you frighten me
skeletons passing in the hall
strangers under one roof
fading memories
far in the distance
so thick is the tension
in this smoke filled room
I'm grasping at the wind
I'm gasping for air
you try to destroy the affection
embedded in my heart
how do I stop us from slipping
if your will is to let go?
you have a death wish
or is it me that's dying?
a slow poison
inserted with every word you speak
questions racing through my mind
your answer was to vanish
in the middle of the night
slipping out the front door
as I catch the chill
from the cold misty air
a shadow of what once was
memories of a time
when love was so kind
I lay here in silence
upon a soaked filled pillow
somehow our sanctuary
became a cemetery
and you're no longer here
in my dreams
I see you
next to me
I can't escape the nightmare
it's reality
the darkness never fades
as I awake alone
only to mourn
the loss once more
I fight the thoughts
I try to stop the sting
I think they lied when they said,
"Time heals the pain."
I think they lied when they said,
"You will love again."
I cry out to Jesus
catch me, catch me as I fall
I'm slipping, slipping
further into the abyss I fall
I bury my heart
cover the brokenness
and suddenly you reappear
only to return
for your boots and guitars
pulling on my strings
once again
placing fresh flowers upon my grave
breathing life into these dead bones
and here we go
slipping back
year after year
somehow enduring the sorrow
extending mercy to each other
we dug ourselves out of a grave
hand in hand
covering our shame
with a brokenhearted tattoo
we planted a friendship
watered the other with grace
a bond that will never break
we carry the scars
helping each other
through it all
finding solace in one another
we never made it together
the story replays
over and over
within your songs
we can't rewind
the sparkle in our eyes
one filled with love
the other scarred with pain
accepting our own blame
we lay our head upon the Rock
asking for forgiveness
in our resting place
next to each other
in peace

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds" ~King David

Gary Allan ~ Smoke Rings in the dark

"and all I'm takin' with me
are the pieces of my heart"

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Love Hurts

"meet me under the willow tree"... x

I wanted to be the first one to arrive at the studio, so I could pray inside before anyone got there.  But you can never predict the traffic in Los Angeles. Although I left extra early, I was still late.  I said a quick prayer before I got out of the car and grabbed my purse and the cupcakes, I had baked.  I have been taught that before meeting with a prophet, you should always bake him a cake first.

I had butterflies in the pit of my stomach as I walked through the lobby and approached the door.  I knew we would all be reminiscing about the past and talking about the good ol' days, but I was hoping to hear some new music.  I really miss that magical, spiritual sound of music being created.

I knocked on the door and the road manager opened it.  He grabbed the cupcakes out of my hands and then asked me to turn over my cell phone.  I guess this was to make sure that no one would take any photos or videos, while rehearsals were going on?

It seemed strange and tense at first but as soon as I greeted everyone, it was like time had never passed.  The bass player hugged me and shared some exciting news with me.  He then played a part of a song that he wanted me to hear.  I was honored that he shared the song with me, before anyone else.

An hour had passed by before x walked into the room.  Immediately you could feel the whole atmosphere shift.  It was a supernatural feeling and it felt as if time had froze for a minute.  Right away he began telling jokes and making everyone laugh.

He then looked over at me and said, "cupcakes?  it's not my birthday yet... but i guess it's quite a celebration, huh?" as he winked at me.  I smiled and said, "Well I am expecting a Prophet's reward, you know?!"

"He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet
shall receive a prophet's reward" ~Jesus

Several hours had passed as they rehearsed old songs.  It's amazing how a song can take you back in time and bring your memories to the forefront.  I sat there thinking... how did so many years pass by, so quickly?  After going through some of the old songs, they started throwing out ideas and playing parts of new songs they were working on, individually.  To be able to witness this was like a dream.  My spirit felt alive.

After everyone shared their songs, x walked over to the piano and sat down. He began to play and chills went up and down my spine.  I scanned the room and noticed everyone was looking down or had their eyes closed.  The sound coming from the piano was so beautiful.  It sounded like a harp was accompanying the keys.  I felt like I was in the middle of a church service during worship.

I closed my eyes as he began to sing and my eyes began to well up with tears. I listened intently to the lyrics and it sounded as if he was bringing everything written in my diary, to life.  I could feel everyone looking over at me, to see what my reaction would be to this very painful, personal song.

I kept my head down and began to weep.  I didn't want to make a fool out of myself, so I headed towards the door.  As soon as I got out of the studio, I let out a loud cry and ran towards the bathroom.  I cried and prayed in the bathroom until I composed myself, fixed my makeup and headed back to the studio.

I lightly knocked on the door and went inside.  It was completely silent in the room.  The keyboardist came over and put his arm around me, as if to say... are you alright?  I walked over and stood up against the post next to the couches. The band members began going over the setlist and going over parts of songs.

I watched as x stood up, walked over to the table and grabbed a cupcake. He came and stood by me, took a bite out of the cupcake and said, "thanks for the cupcakes but you missed out on your blessing."  He then kissed me on the cheek and handed me the rest of his cupcake.

I stood there for a minute holding the cupcake, wondering what he meant?  A part of me felt guilty for leaving in the middle of his song.  I wanted to apologize for disrespecting him, but he was busy with the boys in the band and I didn't want to disturb them.

"The jar of flour shall not go empty, nor the jug of oil run dry." ~Elijah

A few weeks had passed when x called me...


"i'm coming over."

"Well, this is a pleasant surprise.  You haven't been to my house for almost a year."

"well, you know what i've been craving?  i'll be there in a few hours."

"Haha!  Sure, I'll run to the store and grab everything and start cooking.  See you in a bit."

I went to the store and bought a bottle of wine and all the ingredients for his favorite dish.  I went home and began preparing the food and decided to bake him a cake, also.

Throughout dinner we had a deep conversation.  He hadn't opened up like this, for quite some time.  It was very healing for both of us.

"hey, i keep dreaming that i tell you to meet me under the willow tree.  when we get there, i have a harp in my hand.  i thought you might know what the dream means?"

"God is trying to tell you something.  He's giving you a message, through a recurring dream to confirm to you that it's from Him.  The willow tree is very flexible and can bend all the way down without snapping, it adjusts and surrenders to the wind without breaking. It thrives in the most horrendous conditions.  The willow tree also shows us that through love and loss we can grow and there's always the potential for something new and beautiful.  Your hand represents your power and authority and the harp represents your song and worship.  It is the Lord's song. Remember Psalm 137?"

He interrupts me and starts singing... "by the rivers of babylon, where we sat down..."

"Haha!  Yes, exactly.  Remember they hung their harps on the willow tree and stopped singing the Lord's song.  It was a sad song.  They allowed their enemies to silence them and steal their joy and their song.  Maybe God is saying... Don't hang up your harp, don't allow your enemies to steal your blessing, never stop singing!"

"hmm... maybe so?  i've been meaning to ask you... why did you walk out in the middle of my song, at rehearsals? "  I'm sorry!  I wanted to apologize to you, it was just... I don't know?  It was just very painful to hear." "maybe if you listened to the whole song, the pain would've been easier to bear?"

He grabbed ahold of my hand and led me into the living room.  He sat down at the piano and said, "what we share is different then any other love... it's a spiritual love." and then he began to play.  I took a sip of my wine and closed my eyes.

Once he finished playing I was shaking and crying.  It was the most heartbreaking beautiful love song, I have ever heard.

My voice was cracking as I softly said, "the end is better than the beginning."

"and patience is better than pride," he replied.

"an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling aroma."~King Solomon

That's when it hit me.  It was then that I realized what he meant, about me missing out on my blessing.  My pride stood in the way.  I was too worried about what everyone in the room was thinking about me.  I ran instead of waiting patiently to HEAR the whole song.  I missed the ending, the best part (the most endearing and loving part), of the entire song.

What x was saying IS... it's not just about me.  His music and his song is his gift and blessing.  It's about the millions of people that would be blessed by hearing his song.  It would help them heal some of their own pain and heartache.  It is much deeper than him and much deeper than me.  It's spiritual.

That got me thinking?  Have you ever wondered why we listen to sad songs, when we're sad?  Shouldn't we be listening to songs that lift us up?  I think we listen to the sad songs because we can relate to what the singer is saying.  We feel his pain through his song and in return it helps us heal our own heartache and pain.  

You SEE:  Love is not always moonlight and roses.  We often hurt the ones we love and they hurt us, also.  Sometimes our pride stands in the way, or the hurt is so painful that we run away from it.  We can't see past our current situation, so we leave in the middle of the pain.  Never waiting to get through the forgiveness and healing process.  Therefore, we miss out on our blessing.

But that doesn't mean we missed it forever.  We might not have got it right the first time, but that doesn't mean we won't have another opportunity to receive our blessing.  We will always be able to bake another cake or write another song.

A cake always represents a celebration and cake and music often go together. We enjoy cake and music at birthday parties, weddings, and anniversaries, etc.  It is something we share with our loved ones and friends.  But if we separated the ingredients of the cake, it wouldn't taste good nor would it look good.  We need all of the ingredients to mix together, to create something BEAUTIFUL.

We all have the choice to walk in love.  To give our offering and sacrifice to one another.  To share cake and music together.

To experience Spiritual love which is the deepest, purest, and richest love, possible.  It is our greatest blessing and our reward.
beauty for ashes

Love bears all things
Believes all things
Hopes all things
Endures all things
Love never fails.

Nazareth ~ Love Hurts

"Love is like a cloud
it holds a lot of rain"

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Poisoned Sleep

"you made the wine now you drink the cup" ~E.L.O.

Who's pulling the strings
you're no longer in control
the head of the household
she somehow stole
I was once oblivious
to what's so painfully obvious
now I see
right through her facade
she no longer
recognizes her place
once standing behind you
now she's in front of you
robbing you blind
planting misleading seeds
using you
for her families gain
crumbling your fortune and fame
a master at manipulation
potions and poisons
of a wicked woman's love

he's a puppet
on a string
a puppet
fulfilling her dreams

Oh, but she's so shallow
if you listen close enough
you can hear her rattle
her lips drip with honey
while blood drips from her hands
an empty grave
as she hands him the cup
and he takes another sip
she'll crush his crown
with her heel
as she steps upon his head
to reach the throne

he's a puppet
on a string
a puppet
fulfilling her dreams

Oh, mommy dearest
a charade
for the whole world to see
on bended knee
they praise her
because she's closest to the throne
but they don't realize
that she's robbed him
of a family of his own
she poisoned his character
for her own selfish gain
she's a harlot for the spotlight
she has no shame

"Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, than in a house
shared with a contentious woman." ~King Solomon

Electric Light Orchestra ~ Evil Woman

"but a fool and his money
soon go separate ways
and you found a fool
lyin' in a daze
ha, ha, woman
what you gonna do
you destroyed all the virtues
that the Lord gave you"

Monday, December 29, 2014

Broken Chord

I saw you there, there amongst the crowd.
I was surprised to see you but then again...
I always knew that you would eventually come
to see the King!

It was over 5 years ago, when my phone rang and I saw Paul's name pop up.
I just stared at my phone for a few seconds, halfway shocked that he was calling me.  I wasn't sure if I should answer it or not but something within me, told me to pick it up...

Me:  Hello

Paul:  Hey, Farfalla it's me Paul.  I didn't think you'd pick up.

Me:  Why are you calling me?  I responded with a harsh voice.

Paul:  I wanted... listen... I just wanted to ask you if you'd talk to him for me.

Me:  You're asking me to speak to him, on YOUR behalf???  Don't try to befriend me when your intentions are to hurt him, Paul.  You know where I stand and where I have always stood.  I have been loyal to him and I will NOT waiver, not now... not EVER!

Paul:  Lisa, calm down!  Look... I know how you feel about him.

Me:  Then why would you even consider it, Paul?

Paul:  Because you have his ear... you also see deeper than most... just tell me this... do you ever see any future for us?


It was at that point that I saw a flash/vision, or whatever you want to call it? I call them 'Video Clips from Heaven,' because it's like a 30 second flash and then it's gone.

What I saw shocked me.

I saw Paul standing in front of me with two broken arms and one broken leg.  I know there are symbolic meanings to the things that I see but at that very moment, I had no clue what it meant?

Paul:  Farfalla are you still there?

I said the first thing that popped into my mind...

Me:  Paul, there are a lot of things that are broken that need to heal and some bones heal quicker than others.  I will continue to pray for all of you.

"A time to break down and a time to build up." ~King Solomon

A few months had passed when Paul contacted me again.  I didn't pick up this time, x was leaving the following day and I had a lot going on.  Paul was the last person I needed to talk to.  Although he did leave a message on my voice mail, so I decided to listen to it.

He said it was VERY important that he talks to me.  He even had the nerve to ask me if I would meet him in person?  Whatever?!  I just deleted the message.

But later that day as I was packing x's things, I kept thinking about Paul. Ugh!

I finally looked up at the ceiling and said to God, "Ok, ok, if you want me to go meet with him, then I will go."

A few days later I called Paul back and agreed to meet with him.

"A time to weep and a time to laugh." ~King Solomon

I had arrived early that afternoon, at the little cafe by the beach.  I wanted to pray before Paul got there.

I felt uneasy and was sick to my stomach.  A million thoughts were going through my mind and my emotions were all over the place.  I would never do anything to hurt x and I felt like I was betraying him by being there.  I started praying and I asked God, "Why are you having me do this?  I need to get out of here."

Just as I was thinking about leaving, I saw Paul walking up but he wasn't alone... Mitch was with him.

Oh boy, here we go, I thought?!

We sat down and ordered drinks and a few appetizers.  I just listened, as Mitch did most of the talking.  He is very smart and was very detailed in his approach.

Me:  Who am I, that you would ask of me, what you are asking?

Mitch:  You hold the key Farfalla... we've tried for years to work it out with him and several people in the industry have tried to talk to him, too.

As they continued to speak, I noticed a desperation in their voices.  They seemed to have it all worked out and proceeded to explain to me, how great it would be.  But I discerned that it was all self-motivated.

Me:  I apologize, but neither one of you honor or value him for WHO he is. You've treated him as common, when God has called him blessed.  I'm not saying that he is better than either one of you, I'm just saying that you guys STILL don't get it!

It was at that point that they started to plead with me and I began to feel really uncomfortable.  But when they offered me money, it sparked this RAGE inside of me that I can't quite explain.

Me:  How dare you insult my integrity.  I would never take a penny from either one of you, nor from anyone else for that matter.  You can't put a price tag on his anointing.  Don't you ever contact me again!

I got up, threw money down on the table and walked away!

They were yelling for me to come back and Paul screamed...

Yeah, that's what we thought... you haven't changed 'Tahnee,' referring to my stage name when I was a stripper.

I ran to my car completely shaken, as tears rolled down my face.

"A time to mourn and a time to dance." ~King Solomon

A year or so later...

I was at Barnes and Noble doing some last minute Christmas shopping.  I grabbed a book and headed to the third floor to get some coffee and enjoy the lights.  As I approached the balcony, I noticed Paul sitting there having coffee and eating pringles.  I tried to avoid him but it was too late, he saw me...

Paul:  Hey Farfalla, how are you?  Will you sit down for a minute, please?

Feeling a bit uneasy, I reluctantly sat down.

As I sat down I noticed something in his eyes that seemed different? Or maybe it was just the first time, that I had ever seen him with his hair pulled back away from his face?!

I listened to him as he began to share the heartache that he was going through.  I couldn't hold back the tears, as I listened to him.  I could see the humbleness in his eyes and I could hear it in his voice.  I told him that I was sorry for his loss.

He reached across the table to touch my hand.

My mind was saying, "Don't touch me" but my heart was saying, "Pray for him."

It was then and there that I felt like this was the biggest test of my FAITH, ever!

The man that caused so much pain, the one who hurt the one that I love and the one that I considered to be the enemy for so long, was asking me to pray for him?

My heart was pounding hard and fast.

I just grabbed ahold of his hand and began to pray... Tears started flowing, years of heartache and pain, words unspoken, touching our hearts, bonding us together in forgiveness and peace, through LOVE, in Jesus name.

He was squeezing my hand so tight and we were both crying.  By the time I was done praying my arm was completely numb.  As I opened my eyes, all I could see was a blurred vision of our arms laying upon the table.

"a threefold cord is not quickly broken." ~King Solomon

That is when I realized...

He and I, were the two broken arms that I had seen in my vision a few years earlier.  I was completely speechless.

Paul:  Farfalla, do you remember shortly after we met, I had a dream of all of us being in paradise.  You were standing at the shore and were begging all of us to get in the water, but none of us would get in.  I asked you what the dream meant.  Do you remember what you told me?

Me:  That was over two decades ago... what did I say?

Paul:  You told me that the "water" represented healing and refreshing, like a new beginning.  I'll never forget that.  It didn't make sense back then because we were all friends and we were all together.  But it makes perfect sense, now.  I finally get it.  I finally understand what you've been saying, all of these years. 

I was totally crying as he continued...

I never meant to hurt him, we were young and... I just want the opportunity to tell him in person that I'm sorry.

Me:  Paul, if you feel led to go, then go.  You may be surprised at the outcome?

Paul:  I can't.  You know every time I've tried to approach him, those people have stopped me.

Me:  Paul, Listen to me... "those" people can try but they CANNOT stop the will of God.

He squeezed me tight as we headed out the door.

Paul:  You know what, girl?  You've always had the power to turn the heart of the king.

Me:  Well, it's not me but the power of the Holy Spirit, inside of me.

Paul:  Maybe?  Hey, do you remember our three way "together forever" handshake we used to do?

Me:  Hahaha!  How could I forget?  Remember that none of us would ever say the word "goodbye".

Paul:  Oh yeah... c-ya later.

We both laughed, hugged each other and then went our separate ways.

"a time to love and a time to hate." ~King Solomon

Shortly after I got home x called me.  He began to tell me about the Spiritual experience he had just experienced, onstage that night...

my leg was bothering me and i couldn't run around as much, so i skipped the next song and went straight over to the piano.  as soon as i sat down and started to play, it began to rain and all of the sudden i had this out of body experience.  it took me way back to when we were first starting out.  it was so pure and surreal...

I listened intently, as chills went up and down my spine.

i can't explain it?  but i feel refreshed and restored.  how long have you been a part of this?

A part of what?

i saw you there... the past, the present and the future.  i've searched for loyalty my whole life and you've always been there.

And at that very moment, I felt as if I was standing upon the shore and they were all walking towards the water.

to everything there is a season and time for every purpose under heaven, right?

Yes... for He has made everything beautiful in its time.

well hold on beautiful, it's almost time.

"A time for war and a time for peace." ~King Solomon

Bon Jovi ~ Never Say Goodbye

"never say goodbye
never say goodbye
you and me and my old friends
hopin' it would never end"

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Powder Blue

"a bird touches your soul unlike any other"... x

My sweet Powder Blue
I will forever miss you
you brought paradise into my life
for a brief moment in time
your emerald eyes
sparkled through my soul
and touched a part of me, unknown
clothed in purple wings
like royal robes from heaven
you humbled me
and brought me closer to the throne
I will miss your songs in the morning
your chatter in the evenings
your big personality
and childlike innocence
now silence fills these walls
and my soul is cast down
as my eyes ring the blues
and my heart slowly bleeds
I'm left here to grieve
a loss I can't explain
that destroyed a piece of me
O my precious baby Powder
I am so sorry
I wasn't there
to protect you
suffocating in sadness
I will never hear you say
"I love you"
for now you are in heaven
a messenger in my dreams
revealing His majesty
and comforting me as I sleep
I can't wait to hold you again
I must believe
but until then
I have your little brother
his name is 'Shadow Blue'
in honor of you
a gentle spirit
he loves to praise and worship
the King
I am sure you can hear him sing
making beautiful music
in memory of you

Goodbye, my sweet Powder Blue
I will forever love you.

"in the night His song shall be with me" ~King David

Tesla ~ Paradise

"My sweet paradise
you are the reason why
it tears me up inside
and I break down and cry
didn't wanna say
goodbye paradise"

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tablets of Life

"Do not be afraid, stand firm and you will see" ~Moses

Born into a secret paradise
hidden from the world's eyes
for three months
until I took you
to a sacred palace
in a foreign land
far away
with no name of your own
and no claim to the throne
and they wonder why
you have no name
and they question why
dates and names were changed
and they whisper
to whom does he belong?
top secret
no identity
confidential agreement
records concealed
silence creeps in
lips are sealed
what shall you say?
honor your father
follow the script
follow the script
don't waiver
from what you were given
for it is the tablets of life
by the ghost in the mirror
by their questions
living a life of obscurity
wanting to run and hide
but called to be seen
draw forth
climb the mountain
there's a burning bush
there's a burning bush
turn aside
and see this great sight
don't pass by your destiny
listen to His voice
take off your sandals
and stand on holy ground
for you are called
a prophet
a leader
with no words to speak
fearing your own abilities
afraid to speak
a deliverer
what's in your hand
what's in your hand
use the gift you were given
it shall do the signs
don't hide your face
for glory is upon it
lift up your eyes
let the feathers fall
allow your guitar to prophesy
the lyrics shall clarify
part your lips and sing
strike the water
and He'll part the sea
cross through
'til you reach the other side
endure the wilderness
and step into the land
the land of milk and honey
do not fear who you are
for your claim to fame
is through His name
"I am who I AM"

"Stretch out your hand toward heaven" ~God

Janita ~ Haunted (starring the young dove)

"Coming from my hidden world
through doors that I've closed
across bridges I've burned"

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Your Lullaby

Baby, what do you see?

Dream baby Dream
as far as your eyes can see
Did you know
that you were born
the son of a King?

Dream baby Dream
kneel before you sleep
Wrap yourself in all His love
and don't forget
to thank the Lord above

Dream baby Dream
lift your voice and sing
Use your talent
to bless the rest
and do your very best

Remember this always
Don't be afraid
to follow his lead
release the songs you're creating
'cause music is everything

Baby, don't be sad...
For you are NOT the forgotten son
You are the beautiful one
The gifted one
For you are the APPOINTED one

O my baby dove
Do you know
you're a precious soul
and how much
I love you so?

So, Dream baby Dream
As far as your eyes can see
Don't ever give up
'cause you are never too big
to Dream baby Dream

Do not fret my son,
for your time shall surely come.

Elton John ~ Your Song

"I know it's not much
but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song
and this one's for you."

Friday, March 14, 2014

Crimson and Clover

A new season, a new reason to believe.

It was February 2010, when I had a series of dreams about him.  They all seemed to have the same theme, which was some sort of celebration.  I will share a brief synopsis of what I saw.

We got out of a vehicle as cameras began flashing and I couldn't see.  I grabbed ahold of his arm and tucked my head into his chest, as we ran inside.  He was being honored at this event, but I wasn't sure what it was for?  As I looked around at the crowd of people and the beautiful decor, I asked him, "Why is everything green?"  And he said, "Because it's almost March 17th... St. Patrick's Day."

A week later, I dreamt that we were on the beach and it looked like we were part of a wedding party.  We were standing at an outside bar and I noticed a woman holding his hand.  She was gorgeous and looked like a model.  She was tall and thin, with long light brown hair that was flowing.  She had delicate eyes and a kind hearted smile.  I looked down and noticed that he didn't have shoes on and there was a song sheet tattooed on his right foot.

A few nights after that, I had another dream and we were at a beautiful reception, there were many pools and hills surrounding this place.  Both of his sons were playing instruments and singing at the reception.  It was glorious day.

I was excited and happy for him.  I knew he was about to enter into a season of celebration, because I was aware of the Biblical symbolic meaning of what I saw.

Green = Prosperity/Provision

Wedding = Celebration/Promise/Covenant
Holding hands = Agreement
No shoes = Holy ground
Right = Power/Authority
Foot = Your Walk/Heart
Tattoo = Mark
Song Sheet = Song in his heart
Pools = Healing
Hills = Exalted/Overcoming obstacles
Instruments = Worship
Singing = Praise

There was just ONE problem?

At the time, he was in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend and was very much in love.  But the woman that I saw in my dream, wasn't his girlfriend?

Tommy James and The Shondells ~ Crimson and Clover

Who is she, I thought?  I didn't understand what God was trying to tell me, so I kept praying and asking questions.  Shortly after, God began giving me more dreams and I saw what was about to transpire.  

One thing was clear, his heart was about to be broken and would be put on display, for the whole world to see.

I didn't know what to do?  I didn't want to see him get hurt, but I also saw the BLESSING that God had waiting for him.  I felt such an aching burden in my heart and I cried for him.

I knew God wanted me to encourage him during this time, but what do you say???

"I know you said you would never get married again, but guess what... God has the perfect woman for you, but it's not your girlfriend."

or how about...

"I know you're in love, but she's gonna break your heart and you're not going to be together.  Oh, but don't worry, you'll meet the woman of your dreams shortly after and you'll be happy."

Ugh!  I didn't want to sound jealous or hateful towards his current girlfriend, but at the same time I felt biased, because I already knew what was coming.  So all I could do was encourage him and pray.

I prayed that God would heal his brokenness and heartache and that He would bring this new woman into his life, quickly.  I prayed that she would be a Proverbs 31 woman, that she would honor him, and be a good stepmom to his children.

Soon after, he met the woman of his dreams (or was that my dreams), and they fell in love.  ;)

Sometimes, I wish we could all SEE what God has planned for us.  It would make it so much easier to let go of our own plans and also help ease the pain we are going through.  But then again, I guess we wouldn't need faith?

It's been 4 years, since I had those dreams.

On March 15, 2014 (two days before St. Patrick's Day), they will be married.

You can call it LUCK... but I know it is FATE.

"Who can find a virtuous wife, for her worth is far above rubies."

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Nikki Sixx.  I'm so happy for both of you.

Heaven is SMILING down upon you and celebrating along with you, today.

May you continually adorn yourselves in Faith, Hope, and Love.

I love you!

Sixx:A.M. ~ Smile

"and all my life
I've been waiting
for someone like you
to make me smile
you make me feel alive"

Highlights of Nikki and Courtney's DREAM wedding.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

My Sweetest Valentine

"And all I can taste is this moment and all I can breathe is your life"

"if heaven really exists
and that's where you're gonna be
then that's where i wanna spend
all of eternity"... x


"And sooner or later it's over, I just don't wanna miss you tonight" 

Goo Goo Dolls ~ Iris

"And I'd give up forever
to touch you
'Cause I know
that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven
that I'll ever be
And I don't wanna go home
right now"