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Faith on Fridays with Sheilah Belle | July 20 – July 22

Sheilah Belle catches us up on everything from this past week and what to look forward to this weekend.

Hey Everyone, I’m Sheilah Belle and this is Faith on Fridays!

The Gospel Music Workshop of America, Inc. wraps up its celebration today for its 51st Anniversary. This year the Annual Convention took place in Atlanta, GA. The GMWA is the largest Gospel music convention across the Unites States and has a proven track record for producing major artists. It also has academic courses that teach the art of music including song writing techniques, singing, playing an organ, Praise dancing and so much more. Truly a place for the young and the young at heart.

Actress Jane Fonda has reportedly refused to say, “Jesus Christ” in the context of taking the Lord’s name in vain on the “Grace and Frankie” show on which she stars, because of her Christian faith. The Series co-creator said that Fonda, who stars, as retired cosmetics mogul Grace Henson on the Netflix show, has pushed back against using such language on the series so the writers have to rework her dialogue.

AND it was just last week when Gospel singer Le’Andria Johnson had some rather choice words for the Gospel Community, leaving some in shock, However Johnson’s pastor, Tim Rogers, says her criticism of the Church was merely “misguided passion” and he hopes Christians don’t “throw her away…. altogether” because there is a place for her in the Kingdom.   Pastor Rogers also said, “A lot of preachers have called to say she said things that they can’t say. And they are sick of the politics of the church as well.  You may remember when Johnson won the hearts of Christians…. nationwide with her talent and candor, when she won the BET gospel singing competition “Sunday Best” eight years ago.

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Do something different this weekend, have some fun, or get some rest and live your life.

I’m Sheilah Belle, The Belle!