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Michael Jackson Justice: Michael Jackson’s Christmas Present

God: Reconnect to Him

The Conspiracy against God is about "The Word", and the profaning of His Holy Name within us. Adam fell in the garden, breaking the direct connection to God. Jesus, the "last Adam" was a quickening Spirit, the Word made Flesh, and the only one with whom we can re-establish our relationship with God. Michael's story is still unfolding. He is the one who is, is not. But Jesus is the only name given under heaven by which we must be saved. Many are trying to rewrite HIStory. We were given a help to instruct us. Learn more "here".

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Michael Jackson’s Christmas Present

Christmas 2010 – Michael Jackson’s Christmas Present
The Greatest Love Story Ever Told



Don’t laugh, I was nervous!

In the Beginning, God Created the Heaven and the Earth . . . The entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation is a love story for the world.  What I have learned in the last year personally is that my life, from beginning to end, is also a love story.  I am here because I had to be, in order for God to be able to tell that story through me.  It just took me a lot longer than Michael to figure that out.

Michael, this song is just for you:



I learned this year the answer to the question most asked by those not familiar with God:  If God is about love, then why is there so much suffering in the world?

That is a good question.  I do not believe God creates suffering.  What is here we have brought into the world ourselves.  If God controls everything, then why let us do this to ourselves?  What is the plan? 

Even suffering has its purpose.  It is an opportunity to let God use you to be a blessing to someone who is in need.  If suffering persists in the world, there is a lot of us not doing our job.  When we suffer, we have a tendency (most people do) to hold onto our pain.  It is ours to burden.  That pain causes us to close up, close our hearts, close our minds and close our ability to feel, much like scar tissue.  Our eyes and ears are also dimmed as a result.  Also, when we hold onto our pain and insist on shouldering it ourselves, we are denying another the opportunity to be used by God to be a blessing to us.

We are inherently selfish creatures.  Sometimes it takes us a lifetime, if we ever learn at all, that the simple gesture of asking God to shoulder the pain of another opens all those closed doors, including the one that releases all of your pain.  Because it is at that moment you have found the unconditional love that you have been looking for all along.  Your eyes open to see things that have previously been hidden from you.  Your ears hear things you never heard before.  You feel for people in situations you’ve previously never paid attention to before or have turned away from.

God does not force himself upon you.  You have to open that door, willingly.    It is a blessing to take on the burden or the pain of another.  You are following in the footsteps of the one who shouldered the pain, the guilt and the shame for all of us.  Unconditional love is God created.  If God gave us no other choice, then unconditional love would not exist.  It has to be voluntary from us or it becomes conditional.  Without choice we would not have it and without suffering in the world, we would have no opportunity for the genuine desire to ask God for someone elses pain. 

Unconditional love isn’t received until it is given.  Our reward in a place without suffering is passing that test and following Jesus, who followed God in that simple act of unconditional love.



In a year and a half, Michael showed me how beautiful my life is, with the suffering, with the childhood I had endured, with the struggles, pain and unfairness of it all.  I see now how it all fits into the greater good.  God used this person, this man I did not know, and put him in front of me.  God used Michael’s suffering to tug and tug and tug at my heart as I was pulled to watch each and every interview trying to get to know him in an effort to defend him to a minister on my Facebook friend’s list.  I was led by the heart and walked through every searing injustice served upon him over the last 20 years in a three month time period. 

Dedicated to Michael Jackson and his Children and Family

This time last year, I was an emotional wreck and still in the process of learning and opening my eyes.  I was only a few months into my understanding of just what happened.  I wanted to revisit that.

In August of 2009, God used Michael to open my heart.  It was a chain of things that lead up to that opening and it is an experience that has changed my life forever, sometimes to the chagrin of people who used to be my friends.

It is not something easily explained to those who only saw Michael as a tabloid pop star.  But if my heart could be opened, maybe retelling it might open the hearts of new visitors to this blog.

June 25th, 2009 was a boring day from what I remember up until the early afternoon.  Driving back from a weekly trip to another town, the announcement came over the radio that Michael had died.  Not much more than a celebrity to me until then, the shifting of something deep inside me was very physical and I didn’t even connect it to Michael right away.  I had previously described it as gears suddenly slipping inside me and like a kaleidoscope being twisted out of focus, everything felt just unreal.  It  remained that way until the gears reengaged. 



That happened the week of Michael’s memorial, after my brother and my niece returned home from a week long visit over the 4th of July.   An attack on Michael on my own facebook page by a minister was an immediate emotional trigger.  I remember the feeling of reading that post like it was yesterday because it was then, that the slipping gears caught and before thinking, I jumped on this person about how Jesus would have never acted like that or called anyone names like that, etc…  This is before I even knew who Michael was, but I knew this was wrong.  This one incident is what caused me to look into who Michael was and why there was so much hatred directed toward him.

Instead of reading stories about Michael, most of which were tabloid garbage, I was led to his interviews.  I wanted to see him talking. The very first interview I ran into was the Oprah interview in 1993, before the first allegations from Chandler.  The second interview I found was the deposition in 1995 where he is being questioned about Wade Robinson and Brett Barnes.  On both interviews he talked about Jesus.  He didn’t just talk about Jesus, he was trying to explain on both videos the correlation between coming to Jesus as a child and the condition of innocence.  With my jaw agape and my eyes opening, I started bookmarking and cataloging interviews by date.  I wanted to see what time and events had done to this man as they happened.

From the end of June through the end of August I did this and began watching them when I had all I could find on Youtube.  That one day where I saw the 60 Minutes Interview, cried for two hours, then later saw “Stranger in Moscow” short film for the first time, is when it happened.  The word “abandoned” got me and I found myself in shock at the realization that I had just asked God to give to me his pain, not even knowing what good it would do now that he was dead (which is what I believed at the time).

Unconditional Love

What God gave me was the answer to finding unconditional love.  I saw what Jesus did for us, I saw what Paul did for Jesus and what John the Baptist did for Jesus.  I saw what Michael had been doing for us while getting shut down, threatened, sued, humiliated in the press, accused of doing vile things to children he unconditionally loved and helped.  I saw Michael’s message and the real reason they wanted to shut him down.  I suddenly understood why I had the childhood that I had.  I understood Michael’s emphasis on innocence and I saw where society was working to destroy it and I also learned why it was that God instilled Michael with that sensitivity and draw to children.

Because that is where the evil is aimed.  God saw the entertainment industry taking aim at our young . . . our most innocent and vulnerable.  God knows what is behind it.  Parent and child being separated from each other, the family unit begins to break down just as little Michael Joe Jackson’s voice is being discovered by his mother while he is making his bed one day.

Michael and the Jackson 5 “ABC Demo” – Rare

They would not let me embed this one but you have to see it . . . home movies, 8mm reel type of young Michael and his brothers at home.

Michael - He never really changed at all
Love is the answer to everything he is . . . with all of us 


Michael interviewed by Dick Clark in 1970

And Michael a little older – about 15 to 16 years old



Michael’s pain of a missing childhood and nights in hotels and on the road, going to sleep without a mother’s arms around him from the time he was six years old created a divine empathy for children everywhere.  Michael’s pain became a blessing to children in hospitals, orphanages, the inner cities and the rural poor.  In taking on THEIR pain with his first promise to his mother, to help the children in Africa he saw on t.v. as a child, Michael could ease and release his own pain.

Merry Christmas from Michael to Children in Need

Michael Christmas 1998 at Neverland.  Prince is almost 2 and very cute.  Michael in pajamas taking pictures of everything in sight and taking video of his boy. . . typical dad, also very cute to see.  (Michael . . . I want one too!  Whatever it was at :043!)  “Trash, people!” 
(Yeah right, its Christmas, LOL)


Michael talking about the child in every man, woman AND child and why Neverland appealed to everyone.  At 2:54, Michael says he will never sell Neverland.  This was one of the rare glimpses of all there is available to do at Neverland.  My husband?  The quads for sure.  I’m a water girl.  Anything to do with water and speed, sliding, splashing, shooting (water) and I’m there.  I always thought if everyone in American loved the water and had access to it on a daily basis, there would be no obesity problem here.  There are things you can do in the water that you can’t do on land . . . okay I know, the video!

Michael’s own home movies circa 2002

I found this video by accident and I thought when I saw it, what a beautiful way to say Merry Christmas to Michael.  It is not my video, I did not make it (as you will see at the end, this person believes Michael is dead, I do not commit to that), but in their own words, Debbie Rowe and Michael both testify to Prince, Paris and Blanket being Michael’s children.

Debbie Rowe . . . Wherever you are please know that I love you and will defend you as Michael’s family because you are.  I want to give you a big hug and thank you for making him happy.


Michael and Debbie talk about their children


Michael’s Last Christmas With His Children 2008




Michael and Some Pictures with His Children


From Stevie Wonder, Dedicated to Michael . . . In the Arms of God, Regardless of what you believe, He is in the Arms of God.
I wanted to include a comment on this video I saw posted below:

“The music was already written, the lyrics (which you can tell are unfinished) were for MJ.   Stevie probably has hundreds of compositions on demo and in his mind, he decided to pull one out and dedicate it to MJ.”

And my personal favorite, and no, to this day I cannot listen to this without tears.  Michael, this is what was supposed to be.  What is going on now is not.  The people that interrupted, marred and sullied your true purpose here will not see any rest as long as I am breathing.  This is not just about your music, your status as a performer, it is not even about your catalog.  If it were just about the catalog or the money, then why the persecution? 

No.  This is about God, what he means to you, where your love for others comes from and where your message comes from.  These children in this video is what this is all about.    The love you expressed for people everywhere is what this is about.  This has been a battle between good and evil all along.  It is a  battle between truth and lies, between love and hate, contentment and jealousy, ecstasy and anguish.  It was here before you and it will continue until God makes his margin call.


What happened in 2003 – 2005

Bashir

Arrest –


60 Minutes Interview

Note Michael’s demeanor above.  Between the 60 Minutes interview and Geraldo, something happened.  Below Michael was quite direct, focused and almost serene.

Geraldo

On the Jesse Jackson Interview, Michael was informing the audience that he was well aware of the conspiracy against him and how deep it was.  Again Michael was very clear, direct and yet calm.  What happened?

Jesse Jackson Radio show

So what changed between the 60 Minutes Interview and the Geraldo and the Jesse Jackson Radio interview? 

Could There have been an “intervention”?  What gave Michael the confidence through these interviews?  Was there a prayer answered?






Christmas Gift for Michael – Give in his name

African Life Youth Foundation –
An African initiative in response to the needs of the youth.
A documentary of their work in Uganda assisting the youth in how to avoid STD's and how to be responsible and how to work in relationships with others. Working tirelessly to stop abortion in Africa altogether.


Samaritans Purse
This Charity is one of those child oriented in which the largest percentage of donations go directly to those in need instead of overhead.  Churches organize the donating around the world.  Our church takes part in the “Christmas Child” amongst other things.  They also work in areas hit by natural disaster like the earthquake in Haiti last year.

I wanted to include one comment from this video, which is a testimonial of someone who was a child in Russia getting these shoebox gifts:

“I remember living in Russia and getting those shoe boxes. Now i live in USA, have a great job and God blessed me so much. I am so happy and blessed now to do this for others as i remember how special it was for me as a kid!
Just letting you know all, it might a little help from your point of view, but for those who get this present its BIG! And they grew up they will remember that someone cared for them. Because i certainly do!

Sleeping Children Around the World
SCAW raises funds to provide bedkits to the neediest of children in underdeveloped and developing countries. 100% OF YOUR DONATION GOES TO THE CONTENTS OF THE BEDKIT FOR THE CHILD.  Info:
For more information please visit: http://scaw.org or their Youtube channel http://youtube.com/scawweb


And Last Michael, a hospital in Argentina, our friend Liz Johnson participated in charity drive for a hospital in Argentina, for children and babies in that hospital. This is what she wrote.

"If you can dream it, you can do it" MJ

A year ago, I was member of a group of fans who love a very well-known actor here in Argentina, a very generous man who is committed to organize charity campaigns. In 2008, he was named UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador for refugees.

Together we decided to form a charity group. Our first campaign was to help a children's hospital. They needed (and still need) lots of things, such as toys, nappies and clothes, but they desperately needed an incubator for premature babies.

We visited the hospital and took toys, clothes and nappies for the little babies and kids. Our beloved actor was able to get wheelchairs through an organization called Cilsa. We also started raising funds, but the incubator was very expensive. Sadly, our charity group dissolved a short time later but many of us continued walking the path of charity.

On Dec 13 last year, I met a wonderful group of Michael's fans, and when I asked them for help to raise funds for the hospital they said "Yes" instantly and unconditionally.

To sum up, this Dic 13, "an angel fan" from abroad donated all the money to buy the incubator! The same day, a year after! We are very happy and thankful to this "angel fan" of Michael’s. We can't express our gratitude and our happiness enough. This person asked me not to reveal their identity, so I will respect that.

I always say my beloved actor opened the gates to charity for me... Michael took my hand and he is teaching me how to walk this sweet path of giving.

This is a very short account on the miracles Michael has brought to my life. Those of you who are interested in knowing the complete story on how Michael has “rocked my world” will be able to do it through a book I’m writing to share my experience. I hope I can publish it very soon.

Dear Bonnie, thank you very much for your friendship. I love you very much.

I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you very much, Michael, my Messanger of Love.
I will love you for the rest of my life.

Liz
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I asked Liz to upload it to Youtube so that I could embed the video into the blog.  This is what I saw when I went to the link she sent me:




This is the same thing Sony did to Michael in 2001 when Michael wanted to release the song and video “What More Can I Give” in response to and to raise money for the victims of 9-11 in New York, The Pentegon and Pennsylvania.  All the artists had already done their recording and t he video was produced and finished.   Sony still having Michael under contract, said “No”, blocked the video and the song and  the project was dropped.  Many spoke out about it, but not enough people.

What fascinated me was the speed in which the video was blocked.  It was on Youtube for less than 12 hours.  With the millions of videos on Youtube, how did they find this little one from someone who has not posted that many videos?

Those of you wanting to see this video, just ask or send a private message request.

Michael, this was meant as part of your Christmas present and I’m sorry you can’t see the video, but you know about it and THAT they cannot stop.


Facebook Video

Michael . . . Whatever Happens, Remember This

An Answered Prayer

Precious as smiles
A charge in the air
Anticipation
An answered prayer

A life so real
A love so pure
Joy is the answer
Is what hope is for

Lending a hand
Giving a heart
Faith in demand
A prayer is a start

For greed and envy
There is no room
In hearts of love
Exists no doom

Before the last tear
Hits the floor
His presence felt
Grief no more

Open call
For those of faith
The gathering
For love’s sake

For evil’s plan
They do not dare
Can’t overcome
The answered prayer

Bonnie L. Cox © Poem 2010

God bless each and every one of you.  Please have a warm, safe and Merry Christmas.  Hope is contagious, Faith is the symptom, love is the cure.

God Bless you Michael (wherever you are), Prince, Paris and Blanket and the rest of the Jackson Family and Merry Christmas.




51 comments:

  1. Dearest Bonnie,

    Thank you for posting your Christmas link <3 Watching your personal video, I see your heart, the hurt the compassion and the love you have for Michael. I am with you 100% on everything you said. I know how cruel this world can be and yet Michael is part of it. I pray every day for his safety as I am holding on to the reality he is could still be here. I don't believe he could be taken down, because of how intelligent he is and the love for his children. So, I like you am being patient. As patient as I can be within this incredibly difficult situation. With the injustice served to him, I know truth always prevails and this will happen. When??? I don' t know, we don't know a time line for this. But it has to happen and will happen. Because with people aware of this twisted evil its a matter of time it will surface and will at that time have to be dealt with. So many people love him, it can't hide forever. I have this hope.

    Bonnie, I love how your son asked you to write Michael (at such a young age) to help him with how to handle being bullied. That says so much to me :) <3

    God bless you and your family and we will stay strong with our love for Michael and his beautiful children and for his family and for all who love him.

    Love,
    Leslie
    p.s. During the next few days I will be able to watch all of the rest of your wonderful videos on this blog xxoxoxoxo Peace and Love Bonnie

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  2. Dear Bonnie,

    Here it's about 10.40 pm so I try & make it short but wished to tell you at once that I just over watched this beautiful Post & reserve myself to watch & read it in whole to-morrow as a "special Xmas cake delight".

    Out of the beautiful pictures (Jesus) I couldn't prevent from watching in whole your own speech - twice - to make sure I still understand spoken English. WHAT A GIFT FOR ALL OF US ! THANK YOU-THANK YOU - VERY SWEET !

    If you allow me, my impression is this :

    No, I would NEVER laugh at this Video because I find it very heartfelt & courageous on your part. You expose yourself very naturally. The emotion & sincerity for Michael that reflected on your first posts early 2010 still shows in your expression & talking in the Video : Michael, if he may watch it, would LOVE it: you are his Guardian.

    I felt for you when you spoke about the attacks you suffered from other groups because of your search of the truth : you are not used to it, I may imagine. I loved you speaking among others about your beautiful sons John & Richard, your special message to Michael, your love for Debbie Rowe (so true : she always defended him against the media, T. Sneddon & gave him the most beautiful gift with Prince & Paris).

    So for to-morrow, I know I have a pleasure awaiting for me.

    So glad I made from early 2010 the right choice by following your Blog on Michael. Bonnie, be proud of you, of your family, of your work for Michael & PERSEVERE always with your own personality & qualities : like the others here I am with you in 2011.

    God Bless you.

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  3. Hi Leslie - I know it's a long blog with the videos, but there is a conclusion, LOL. Some of the vidoes like the ones about his pre and post trial interviews you don't have to watch all the way through, just enough to observe his demeanor.

    I asked my son if he remembered saying this about Michael back then and he didn't! I asked him if he still had ADD and he said, "What time is it?" LOL! (jk!) I told that story on another blog update in full. What shocked me at the time was that he paid attention to that 1993 broadcast. He was in another room playing (?) but I guess his ears were listening.

    I have to be patient too, and by nature I am not. This has been EXCRUCIATING in that respect. Tears of frustration along with all of you! And next to nobody I am related to understands any of this OH! Man!!!!!

    Michael . . . I forgot to tell you! My mother! MY . . . MY MOTHER! Yes, HER! Did I tell you what she said about you?

    Thanksgiving evening she calls me (because she's four hours away and we couldn't get out there and she couldn't get here) to ask me if I was watching t.v. (No, I was cleaning up the dinner).

    She told me that she was watching YOU! (This is the same woman that last year didn't want to hear anything about you). So I say "gasp" and she says, "Why didn't you tell me he worked so hard on stage"

    I said, "Gasp"

    She said, "He was quite a little entertainer, wasn't he?"

    I said, "faint! - Shock!"

    She said, "I had no idea he was so talented!"

    (Now my husband is fanning me, bent over my face, asking me what is wrong and should he call 911) . . . and I snap out of my shock and say, "yeah?" (That's all I could say) and she says, "Boy could he dance!"

    Now she wants me to send her links to his videos. I told her, "DON'T BUY SONY! LOL! (she knows the whole story)

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  4. @LineCH - One of these days, you are going to have to tell me the meaning of your moniker (nickname). I'm glad you didn't laugh. I cringed. I hate being on camera. It's probably due to a past of cruel people, but I'd rather write than talk LOL (hey, that sounds familiar). For this though, sometime you have to leave your comfort zone and Christmas message seemed to be a good time.

    The attacks online were at first a shock. I went through some horrendous stuff when I was little, but there is a difference between ignorance and blatant lying and deception. But what I learned because of it? Us? It is a relief in a way to know who you are dealing with and what their real agenda is.

    Merry Christmas to you LCH. I am very fortunate to you have your contribution here. Big hugs!!! ♥

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  5. Hi Bonnie,

    You have poseted lots of information to decipher. I am hoping to review all of it and the videos over the next few days...probably after Christmas. Thank you for remarking about my id name. I thought of it after seeing the Liberian Girl picture as part of the Memorial. If you recall, the video shows all of these celebrities looking for Michael and he is no where to be found. At the end of the video, he says to the crowd, "That's a wrap, hee hee." I always felt that this was a clue to his fans that he may actually still be alive. My Vizsla dog is wearing sun glasses, just like Michael, so I use her picture as my avatar or should I say gravatar.

    Peace and love in the New Year!

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  6. Hi Liberiangirl - Thank you for the explanation of your moniker. Yes I remember the video, but I honestly never saw it until last year for the first time. I like the song. I loved the concept for the short film once I SAW it. Before that I had no idea what people were talking about. And the weird thing about it? I had the dream about Michael and filming the boxing match BEFORE I ever saw that film!!!

    (Michael . . . midget wrestlers and pre-teen impersonators? Help?) I was operating a camera rig in this dream and I have NO CLUE! I've never even been close to one in real life.

    Your doggie is adorable. Get her to moonwalk and I will be even more impressed! ROFL

    Love and Peace to you too♥

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  7. Hello Bonnie,

    I've bookmarked your video so I can watch it in the next few days when I have just a little more time.

    Thank you so much for doing it...I am so looking forward to hearing your speaking voice...
    Your other voice comes through loud and clear in this blog!

    All the best for the festive season to you and all the other wonderful MJ fan-mily who visit the blog.

    Lots of love xxoo

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  8. Bonnie "One of these days, you are going to have to tell me the meaning of your moniker (nickname)."

    Line = Celine, CH: Confederation Helvetique
    = Switzerland (that's where I live).
    .. but I guess you already have my E-Mail which I sent a while ago through your "Contact" in Web, with my full family name.

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  9. Forgot to mention : Celine = First name.

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  10. Bonnie, Bonnie,
    what a sweet christmas gift you have got here for us to enjoy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, this is really appreciated.

    I have already told you but I'll say it again - I Loved watching you and listening to you, your nervousness was really endearing, your words very sincere and direct. I was quite surprised because, for some reason, it's like I already knew your voice, what a strange sensation, can't quite explain it, but nice :-)
    And of ocurse the message here is what truly matters, and it's such a positive one. You obviously have captured the essence of what Michael stands for, what he is all about, and this is priceless in itself.
    This post of yours will keep me good company for the next days,
    and please let me Wish a joyful, serene, Michael-like Christmas to you, your family (your mother rocks and your kids are beautiful - as for your husband we already know by now that he is an angel in disguise), and my MJ fanmily here and everywhere.
    To all you beautiful people, may love be with you.

    Blessings,

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  11. Hi Bonnie,

    I actually do freestyle dancing with my dog, but haven't mastered the moonwalk yet, even after watching Michael do it thousands of times for almost 30 years now. But, I will keep working on it.

    I should be cleaning house and getting ready for Christmas Eve. family dinner, but first I got to view your Christmas video. You did an excellent job. Your two sons are beautiful, and your wishes to Michael were wonderful. I truly hope he gets to view it as it is a great example of how people all over the world have been impacted and influenced by him. If he is alive, he is taking a much needed break from it all. :-)

    Anyway, gotta go and get stuff together here. But wanted to take a minute to thank you for your beautiful post and video. Keep the Faith!

    Merry Christmas to you and all who visit here!

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  12. Everyone - This is an email I received from the people we used to do Bible Study with in MD. I thought some comedy would fill these comments out nicely. I was laughing out loud reading these:

    They're Back! Those wonderful Church Bulletins! Thank God for church ladies with typewriters. These sentences (with all the BLOOPERS) actually appeared in church bulletins or were announced during church services:


    The Fasting & Prayer Conference includes meals.
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    The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'
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    Ladies, don't forget the rummage sale. It's a chance to get rid of those things not worth keeping around the house. Bring your husbands.
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    Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our community. Smile at someone who is hard to love. Say 'Hell' to someone who doesn't care much about you.
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    Don't let worry kill you off - let the Church help.
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    Miss Charlene Mason sang 'I will not pass this way again,' giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
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    For those of you who have children and don't know it, we have a nursery downstairs.
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    Next Thursday there will be tryouts for the choir. They need all the help they can get.
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    Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.
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    A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow..
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    At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.
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    Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
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    Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.
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    Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered..
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    The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.
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    Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00 PM - prayer and medication to follow.
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    The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.
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    This evening at 7 PM there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.
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    Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10 AM. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. Is done.
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    The pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the Congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday.
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    Low Self Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 PM. Please use the back door.
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    The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7 PM. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.
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    Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the First Presbyterian Church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

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  13. Oh, this thing erased my comment, now I can't start it anew, I'm still laughing so hard I'm crying. Thank you so much bonnie, this was so badly needed, you have no idea! Haven't laughed this much in weeks, no - more. :-D

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  14. Merry Christmas Karen! Thank you for spending this part of Christmas with me♥ Please have a wonderful Christmas with you and your family.
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    LIne - Thank you so much for the explanation. That is interesting. And I love your name :o) It's a very pretty name.
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    Simo - Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thank you very much and you are right. My husband is an angel (and sometimes he disguises it very well, LOL!) I think what bowls me over about my voice recorded is that I don't think it matches my face, LOL! I never liked my speaking voice :oD but I did want to thank everyone and thank Michael and thank Debbie Rowe for bringing some life into Michael's life. Everytime I hear "You are My Life" now, I think of her.
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    Liberiangirl said - "Your two sons are beautiful, and your wishes to Michael were wonderful. I truly hope he gets to view it as it is a great example of how people all over the world have been impacted and influenced by him."

    >>> Awww, thank you! I'm still in denial that they can grow facial hair, haha! They're still my babies. Jon still has cheeks like a baby even though I know he would hate me saying that. I would like to see Michael's dreams realized most of all and I know that a lot of THAT would revolved around enriching children's lives and encouraging them to be what God intended them to be. If I could see that happen in my life time I would die happy knowing someone's dream came true and it was a blessing to others.

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  15. Bonnie – Merry Christmas to you and your family and everyone else who comes to read this blog, Marry Christmas.

    Michael – Merry Christmas to you and your children and the rest of your entire family.

    Bonnie – your video wishing Michael and his family and us happy holydays is awesome. You think I laughed? No. My eyes were filled with tears of happiness seeing and hearing your sincerity and determination to stand and spread the truth of what ever happened to our angel Michael Jackson. I saw your inner and outer beauty shining through your words and actions. No, I did not see your nervousness, I saw God’s army who fight to bring justice to the beloved man who has done so much to humanity but unjustly prosecuted and tortured. Thank you is not enough, but I couldn’t find any words in the English language that express my deepest gratitude except saying THANK YOU.

    OH my God, Colony Capital renovated NEVERLAND to its original status just like when Michael was there and they are planning to use it to train young adult in music? Am I hearing this correct? This is the greatest Christmas gift I have ever received. I am sooooo happy and as a result I become so restless, I want to go to the mountain top and scream and scream saying, Michael your dream is not dead.

    You are right Bonnie when you asked, “between the "Michael Album" and THIS, what do you think is the closest to Michael's wishes and dreams that he wanted to do?” Of course restoring Neverland and use it to train youth in music is very close to Michael. No doubt about it.

    I am happy and I am going to have a beautiful Christmas because of this good news brought in my heart, and I hope all of you feel the same. On the day of Christmas, let each of us hold our hands in our mind and sing to Michael, “You are not alone.”

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  16. Wow, Bonnie, this is going to take some time to give it the attention it truly deserves. I am looking forward to reading every line and viewing every video after the holidays. Thank you so much for all you have done this past year to inform and enlighten, and also to brighten our otherwise sometimes very dark days. I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas and New Year, and that 2011 brings brighter days and some form of justice for Michael.

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  17. "This has been a battle between good and evil all along. It is a battle between truth and lies, between love and hate, contentment and jealousy, ecstasy and anguish. It was here before you and it will continue until God makes his margin call"

    All so very true Bonnie.

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  18. Your awakening sounds much like my own and many others out there who have been called in to see that justice is done for Michael and for all the good he stood for.

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  19. Bonnie,

    This is a very, very BEAUTIFUL post. Thank You!!!

    I have made it my goal to donate to charities in Michael's name whenever I can. I feel for all that he did for humanity he is to be remembered and cherished forever and for his ideals to be carried forth.

    I just want to clear up one thing and I hope that you will not be upset by this; but I feel I must speak my mind here.

    As much as we love him and as much as we all wish he was still here in the physical realm with us, Michael is alive, but in spirit only.

    This is precisely WHY we experienced the tidal wave of emotion, the spiritual pull, the need to understand what happened to him and the call to defend Michael after he passed. This was the CATALYST.

    A few things to answer for ourselves and to get a CLEAR PERSPECTIVE on this.

    First, having learned and knowing all about the kind of person Michael is, would he ever be capable of putting his children through the pain of loss of a parent by dropping out?

    Please remember what a devoted Dad he was and that he NEVER went anywhere without his children. He loved his children unconditionally and always wanted to protect them. This would not be even a thought in his mind. This is how
    I see Michael.

    Second, there is an new album to sell. Please stay focused on the fact that money is the objective here. Please remember if people are led to thinking and believing Michael is alive they will have less guilt buying the album. Who benefits?

    Michael would never come near Sony again to release any new music. He told us this when he went public against them.


    Third, there is a trial to undermine and this is the goal of all that have conspired against Michael- to create the illusion that Michael faked his death. If people believe in the possibility that Michael is alive than the doctor walks.

    I say NEVER can this be so. This contradicts everything Michael was about.

    I ask that we remember all that we know about Michael. It is very, very IMPORTANT at the this moment as the trial approaches.



    I too wish Michael was alive and well and here with us. To be able to give him a hug and a squeeze and a kiss and be happy with him in our midst, knowing that he is loved.
    Although I am convinced that in the realm that he is in, Michael is hearing and feeling
    the intensity of all this love and support directed at him.


    (this is the last post from me today... hope I did not offend and upset anybody... wishing all a Happy Holiday season!)

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  20. @ Bonnie - the Church Bulletins : hilarious !
    Thanks vm.

    Your personal Video : again, you are OKAAY. The little touch of nervosity & emotion is indeed quite charming in addition to the love you put in making this Video.

    My 1st name : glad you like it. 61 years ago (yep, I am that "young") my father chose the name, long before Celine Dion made it popular, I may say my father was a "fashion precursor".

    Here are 2 Video Songs for you & everyone here. One is not composed but beautifully sung by Michael when he was 16 or 17. The 2nd one is from a special 2001 edition of the BAD Album :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44_qWFAdjqQ
    &
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wee0uYnN3DM

    Hope you like it. For those who unfortunately already know the songs :

    "Gift exchanges accepted only with valid paid bill" LOL

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  21. Irinabh said - "just want to clear up one thing and I hope that you will not be upset by this; but I feel I must speak my mind here.

    As much as we love him and as much as we all wish he was still here in the physical realm with us, Michael is alive, but in spirit only."

    >>> Merry Christmas Irina♥ Thank you for the very sweet comments you made. I am in no way upset about your view about Michael being alive. It won't change my mind but I do know there are others more comfortable with believing he is gone (physically). The only issue I do have with what you stated is that fans would fight any less for him if they knew he was alive. I do not agree. I fight harder and many others would too.

    I agree that his death woke many people up including myself. I also agree that his death initiated action. But like the deaths of previous saintly people their works and their message are soon not only forgotten, but later ridiculed as well. We already have Sony trying to change history to white-wash what they did and we already have fans buying an album because they believe that is the only "Michael" they are ever going to get.

    Even if he was gone . . . I would fight as if he is still here. Why? Because with him envisioned in front of me, the urgency is that much grater to free him and his message from the evil that worked and continues to work to bring it down.

    As far as the trial goes, how would it be undermined? Do you know for a fact that Murray is guilty of murder? Was Michael when HE was accused? Think about that. Lies are EXACTLY what I aim to undermine.

    If Michael is alive, the doctor SHOULD walk. Just like Michael walked when he was innocent. I do not see Sony lifting any fingers to protect Dr. Murray. There is that to think about too.

    Anyway, now that we've both voiced our "opinions" we have to keep in mind that it is only our opinions and with that, Please have a safe, warm and loving Christmas with your family.

    With love . . . ♥

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  22. Bonnie,

    I really enjoyed your personal video. It makes you EVEN MORE Endearing to see and hear you speak. To know you are a real person and have come into my home as a friend.

    Thank you so much for all the hard work you have been doing on this blog. I have followed your blog from the beginning and will continue to do so.

    I look forward everyday, to reading a new blog from you and am so grateful that you are doing this for Michael.

    I had no idea that Neverland was restored!!! Funny how the press just let that slip right by.

    I read all your sources on this blog and I am now, EVEN MORE Hopeful that Michael is ALIVE!

    Especially the part about the This Is It Production. Yes, that foreward sounds very much like something Michael would write.

    Combined that with a Restored Neverland and a possible Music Institute for Teens and you have a Very Good Possibility that Michael is Alive!

    Man! I sure hope he is! He deserves a chance to live a NORMAL Life!

    And think of all the children in the world that he can help!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!

    As I continue to read and follow your blog - I look forward to what 2011 may bring us!

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  23. Mimi and June - Please both of you have a very Merry Christmas . . .I am running out of time to post so I have to condense a little bit.

    Mimi - That was sweet your description of my "nervousness" (I'm wrinkling my nose, lol) and I agree with everything else you said about Michael.

    June - I know, I'm sorry! I'm going to have to learn that brevity skill. It's hard to express sometimes but this will also lead into soemthing else after the holidays and I will refer to parts of this.

    LIne - You are welcome. I saw those and had to post them, leave everyone with a laugh. :o)

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  24. Bonnie,

    Thank you for a very beautiful post.
    I loved your personal video and everything.
    I am helping a charity here in Portugal which helps needy young mothers and their new born babies, it's called AJUDA DE BERÇO (you can see their work here - http://www.ajudadeberco.pt/ab/).
    I wish you a very warm and saint Merry Christmas in the company of your sons and husband.
    LYM
    Anapassionheart

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  25. Well, well...my friend, where do I begin? You have really outdone yourself! Bonnie, this special Christmas blog is the most beautiful gift you could have given to your readers, and to Michael. You should be very proud of this effort, as I know it must have been an emotional experience to put this phenomenal piece together!

    It took me from 7:30pm last night until well after midnight to get through all the videos. And yes, I cried...several times. Tears of sadness to relive Michael's pain (the Ed Bradley interview destroys me whenever I look into our angel's eyes, and to watch him talk about the police abuse - what they did to that precious boy!). But also tears of overwhelming love to watch your videos that showed Michael in those candid home movies when he was so young. He was always so gentle and full of sweetness that my heart soared just to look at him. The video with Dick Clark was priceless when Michael took his microphone like a little pro! What a little cutie!

    Your personal video was absolutely wonderful, and as I said when we talked, I did not sense that you were nervous or self conscious at all. What I saw was a person with deep emotion who was trying hard to maintain composure, and we could feel that. Bonnie, I know how easy it is to have an image of Michael in front of you and without warning...tears. One minute I could be laughing with someone, and then suddenly I see Michael singing "Forever" and talking about how animals, children and God inspire him, and I have to leave the room. So with that said, you were amazing. It was great to be able to connect with you in such a personal way.

    Love the song "How Many Kings" and the lead singer has an incredible voice. At first, I wasn't connecting, but it didn't take long before the song pulled me in and the lyrics were so beautiful.

    You posted two of my all time favorite songs here - The Carpenters "Merry Christmas Darling," and The Bee Gees "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart," both of which express the longing we feel to have Michael back in our lives. He is the warmth of the sun, the glow of the moon, the sparkle of the stars, and the tides of the ocean. MICHAEL - a one-man interplanetary prince of the universe of life...and love.

    Bonnie, thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most inspiring message of faith and hope, and for your gift to Michael, which I'm sure would touch his heart if he could see this. I am so encouraged by the latest news regarding Neverland's restoration and the TII Productions website. Both contain very positive messages and wherever it leads, I know it would have Michael's heartfelt blessing. We must keep close watch on the developments.

    (Remember to check out the music on the TII Production website, because my instinct tells me there is more to it than meets the ear!). Michael stayed "out of the box" when he was creating (actually, he was never IN it!) We need to do the same if we are to follow his brilliance.

    Wishing you and Ed and your entire family the most beautiful Christmas. Stay safe, warm, well fed, and always know that on this blog you are also well LOVED.

    LOVE AND HUGS! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  26. Bonnie, please forgive me. I failed to comment above on your beautiful poem, "An Answered Prayer," which was so poignant and full of hope. I would love to see your poems written on a Youtube video with one of Michael's beautiful songs playing in the background, like "Speechless." That would be awesome. How long do you think it would last before the "S" word took it down?

    ;-)

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  27. @Bonnie said, “Suffering has its purpose....It is an opportunity to let God use you to be a blessing to someone who is in need....When we hold onto our pain and insist on shouldering it ourselves, we are denying another the opportunity to be used by God to be a blessing to us.”

    This is the kind of profound wisdom I have been missing in my life to turn around my personal pain and anguish into an opportunity to help others unconditionally, so in turn I can help heal the deepest wound that buried inside me.

    God always wants us to wake up from our deepest sleep and show us signs in many ways. One of his ways is he sends messengers that touch our soul and spirit. If we are alert, which most of the time we are not, we will receive the message and we will never be the same again.

    I now truly realized how Michael handled all the pain and anguish he went through in his life. When he opened himself to give and care and help and love unconditionally to the needy and to the world at large, he opened the flood gate of healing to himself. Now more than ever I understand that Michael Jackson was/is a happy man in his innermost being. I feel delighted knowing this.

    You are indeed a messenger Bonnie for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see. Sometimes none of us know in what form our life lessons come from. I believe being alert and receptive is the key if lessons need to be learned. I am learning mine slowly but surely.

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  28. Josie said - "Man! I sure hope he is! He deserves a chance to live a NORMAL Life!

    And think of all the children in the world that he can help!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!"

    >>> Josie, thank you. Yes you have been there from the beginning and I love your enthusiasm.

    While I believe Michael physically okay, I'm trying to keep focused on exposing what happened to him and why it happened. I am very happy to see some of these things transpire, but If you think about it there is still a long way to go. There is still quite a few things that have yet to be exposed.

    You said it! Think of all the children he could help . . . but it's not JUST his job. His job I believe was actually to make us aware. I listened to "All the Lost Children" in the car today (shopping at Walmart the day before Christmas Eve will DEFINITELY test you as a Christian!!!) Many of Michael's notes to fans included "Love the children" or "remember to help the children." And it was not just food or clothing he was talking about.

    Merry Christmas Josie and thank you! God bless you and your family.

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  29. Ana said - "I am helping a charity here in Portugal which helps needy young mothers and their new born babies, it's called AJUDA DE BERÇO (you can see their work here - http://www.ajudadeberco.pt/ab/)."

    >>> Ana, thank you for the love you bring to this blog and wow! That is wonderful! Thank you for including a link to their site. We went through our church for the Christmas Box through Samaritan's Purse since we are new where we live. I was very happy to see that, it's my favorite charity. My husband is friends with the gentleman from Africa Youth and I thought it was beautiful what they do! :o)

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  30. Spotlight - I love, love, love the Carpenters but someone ruined Karen Carpenter for me once and it had to do with that variety show I did back in '90. I am STILL mad at that guy!!! LOL! It makes me question the REAL reason rock guitarists smash their guitars on the state, ROFL!!!

    Anyhow, yes, I love Karen, and most of the BeeGee's songs. They were such good guys. I did some reading up on them lately and fell in love.

    I'm sorry I made you cry. It will never happen again (looks left and right, up in the air, whistles...)

    I can't put Michael's songs on my youtube videos because the 'S' word would surely take them off (This is my blog so I will say it . . . SONY) I would love to put "Speechless" on there, and I listened to THAT one today too. I sang to it. It's one of the easier ones to sing to.

    Spotlight I love you and I pray you and your family have a warm and happy one. ♥

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  31. BTW - Anyone leaving me messages on Facebook? I cannot get on it?

    Why you ask?

    Because my dear, sweet husband used my computer when his crashed and he tried to sign into Facebook from HIS email account. Now I have to verify my account using pictures of people on my friends list.

    The PROBLEM with this is . . . MOST OF MY FRIENDS PICTURES ARE OF MICHAEL JACKSON and not THEMSELVES so I have NO IDEA WHO THEY ARE out of the choices they give me!

    If I cannot get in, I will have to start a new facebook page and my HUSBAND will have to let me sign him in and out if he cannot behave himself.

    So if you are wondering why I am not responding to your personal messages . . . THAT is why and I apologize.

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  32. Dear Bonnie and everybody,

    Beautiful blog Bonnie - thank you so much. I haven't watched all of your videos yet but I watched yours. So different seeing you speak and hearing your voice. I feel I know you better.

    Ah "How to Mend a Broken Heart". What a lovely song the Bee Gees wrote and sang? It's one of my all time favourites. The Brothers Gibb grew up here in Australia - not far from where I live in Brisbane. I can recall seeing them on TV when they were young. this is before they became famous. I love their ballads and the fact that Michael was so close with Barry makes them extra special to me.

    Well it's Christmas Eve here in Oz so I've still got a few pressies to wrap and pop under the tree. Whoo hoo, Santa will be here soon !!!!

    I pray you all have a beautiful, peaceful and blessed Christmas with your loved ones. Thank you for your fellowship and thank you for the stimulating conversation here in the comments. I always look forward to reading your blogs Bonnie and I love reading all of the comments as well.

    I have to say that it would be my dearest wish if Michael was alive and well this Christmas and enjoying it with his children. However, if that's not the case then he will always be with us all in spirit. Like everybody here, he has taught me so much for which I am grateful. I love him dearly.

    Hugs to all
    Karin

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  33. Beautiful post and poem Bonnie. Your wisdom, research, offerings of hope and hard work throughout this past year are very much appreciated!

    I am happy to discover that you basically feel as I do about (((Debbie Rowe))). You have confirmed my hunch, my gut feelings and I thank you.

    I look forward to 2011 and all the discoveries it is sure to bring our way. It has to be a better year than the past two!

    Sending my sincere wishes of love, peace, safety and good health to you, (((Bonnie and family))), (((Michael and family))), and (((all our friends here on Michael's Guardian))). Have a wonderful Christmas everybody!

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  34. Well Bonnie, here I am sitting at my computer when I NEED to be doing some Christmas dinner prep! :oP::; This must be why I have not been keeping up the past few weeks...your blog GRABS 'hold of me! BUT, I've had some serious life challenges I have needed to deal with. So...my involvement here may be sporadic for awhile yet.

    Ok, this is why I am here again...
    That video - "Michael Jackson and his children rare pics". I almost didn't click on it because I have seen so many of the same pics touted as "rare" on different YouTube videos that weren't - just the same ones over and over. Thank you for finding a beautifully composed video of RARE pics and sharing it, Bonnie! I hadn't seen lots of them before.

    I am touched. The mutual adoration, love, and affection between Michael and his children and his children for one another is obvious. Michael is/was a hands-on dad in every sense. I was struck by...how do I say this? I noticed and began paying close attention to the way his hands were so often touching the children's hands or holding them in a protective and nurturing way. I see the confidence and security he was building into them with his touch.

    There was one photo of Michael and little Paris sitting in a chair, Prince resting his head on the arm of the chair, reaching in to his dad's leg with the most content and adoring expression on his face. I love that one.

    Prince, Paris and Blanket appear to be the happiest, most loving and well adjusted children (especially while with their father) I have ever seen. (Re-affirmation) With that strength of foundation in their early years, I have no doubt that Michael's children can do this.

    It's so sweet to see Prince and Paris protecting and nurturing Blanket. That is the kind of sibling unity some of us can only dream about.

    Now I HAVE to shut this thing down so I can do what I need to be doing~! If I'm not back for awhile then again I will say, have a wonderful Christmas everyone, and a New Year full of inner peace, happiness and fulfillment.

    Merry Christmas Michael, wherever you may be! To Prince, Paris and Blanket, may you feel your dad's loving embrace supporting you through this, another difficult holiday season without him.

    As we carry Michael's mantle through this holiday season and into a brand new year, I pray for a collective Love and Peace on Earth, good will among man, justice, respect toward ALL God's innocent creatures - flora and fauna...♥

    The first gift of Christmas...♥...Michael's mission.

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  35. As a bittersweet Christmas gift, I'd like to share this beautiful tribute video that the author titles, "The REAL Michael Jackson." The video is underscored with Michael singing, "With A Child's Heart."

    Merry Christmas to you Bonnie, and to all your readers. Prayers for a bright 2011!!

    Source:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U67qJybKwY0&feature=related

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  36. Retraction - "It makes me question the REAL reason rock guitarists smash their guitars on the state, ROFL!!!" ------

    Should say - "It makes me question the REAL reason rock guitarists smash their guitars on the STAGE, ROFL!!!"

    Sometimes, I wonder how you all understand what you are trying to say. :o)

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  37. Hello Bonnie, I am very pleased with your writing because 'I feel very close to you. Do not hide the fact that I cried as I read, they are moving words. Michael was the most 'generous and good in the world and was annoyed to powerful people. He spoke only of love, love. Michael taught me to approach the faith, the divine light. One day, Bonnie, I'll tell you 'cause I love Michael so much and not as a pop star but as a man. All his songs have a meaning but I prefer: "Speechless". This song I keep it in the book of prayers. Bonnie Merry Christmas to you and your family. Daniela

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  38. Truthbtold said - "Michael is/was a hands-on dad in every sense. I was struck by...how do I say this? I noticed and began paying close attention to the way his hands were so often touching the children's hands or holding them in a protective and nurturing way. I see the confidence and security he was building into them with his touch. "

    >>> Merry Christmas Truth and ((((Love you)))) to you and your family. Both your posts deserve more attention but I am sharing my computer with three people on Christmas eve (husband fried his two days ago) and my step son. But I thought the above was something worth emphasizing.

    God gave us a sense of touch for a reason and yes, aside from the fact that it is therapuetic it also is ESSENTIAL as part of a child's healthy development. My parents were NOT the nurturing type and I don't remember getting hugged very often. I don't remember this ever bothering me until after I went through the "M" word. I pulled away from people and even my own grandfather couldn't hug me. I wanted nothing to do with any contact. Having my own children changed all that for me and they were held and cuddled and talked to and rocked and caressed A LOT! It was strange, because I can't explain to you why I thought they needed it, I just knew I wanted to and it was an important part of how to express my love for them at those tender years. If you knew what I went through to even get to the point where I could get married, let alone have children and I wanted children more than anything. And I'm glad God thought I was a good enough person to let me have children because I honestly did not believe I would ever be able to.

    Touch is so important for a child's security, like you said, a sense of being loved, even in healing both heart and body. I wonder sometimes and I think about Michael on this OFTEN, being on the road with his brothers doing shows and missing that kind of maternal contact at those ages when it was still so necessary. Isn't it amazing that regardless of the things Michael missed in a normal childhood, God seemed to envelope him and protect him and gift him with an empathy of what was missing in many childrens lives.

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  39. SandyK said - ""The REAL Michael Jackson." The video is underscored with Michael singing, "With A Child's Heart."

    >>> Thank you SandyK! Someone was actually asking for this. I don't know if it was here or in my FB private messages, but they were looking for this. :o( This song makes me well up.

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  40. Karin said - "Ah "How to Mend a Broken Heart". What a lovely song the Bee Gees wrote and sang? It's one of my all time favourites. The Brothers Gibb grew up here in Australia - not far from where I live in Brisbane. "

    Quite a few great vocalists came from Australia. Two of my favorites (besides the BeeGees and Andy Gibb) are Air Supply, Olivia Newton-John. I used to warm up to Air Supply, I love Men at Work, INXS, Little River Band. I do not like ACDC although there is some good guitar playing in some of their songs. Their lyrics turn me off. I love Colin Hay's voice. He sticks his vibrato in some strange places in their songs, and OMWord!!!! Russell Hitchcock also has an incredible range. I wonder who's better? Hitchcock or Steve Perry of Journey?

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  41. Barry and Robin Gibb wrote this for the American Pop singer Andy Williams, but Williams turned it down and the Gibbs decided to record it with their group The Bee Gees. The band had broken up in early 1969, but got back together shortly before this was recorded. It became their first US #1 hit." Source: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=9099

    I also saw a rumor that Al Green had actually written the song, but the source was unreliable:

    The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb (of the Bee Gees) in August 1970. It was a big hit for the Bee Gees. It was later released by Al Green in his January 31, 1972 album,"Let's stay Together".

    "The song was written by Barry and Robin Gibb (of the Bee Gees) in August 1970. It was a big hit for the Bee Gees. It was later released by Al Green in his January 31, 1972 album,"Let's stay Together".


    Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Who_wrote_how_can_you_mend_a_broken_heart#ixzz193Z1xXXs"

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  42. I find this video of Michael in a chat room answering questions from the fan.

    Listen carefully what he said and what excites him (teleport) when he was asked “if you could be any super hero like Bat Man or Super Man who would you chose to be.”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0CP0CL7yEQ&feature=related

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  43. I know some of you don't like this guy, but I remember this Christmas message and it focused on children, our savior and the true meaning of Christmas. Then I am going to bed with visions of sugarplums dancing in my head. Hopefully they will dance quietly so I don't wake up with a headache.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2AxXNwzZvQ

    Merry Christmas everyone. ♥

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  44. Daniela said - "One day, Bonnie, I'll tell you 'cause I love Michael so much and not as a pop star but as a man. All his songs have a meaning but I prefer: "Speechless". This song I keep it in the book of prayers."

    Daniela that is beautiful. I love that song so much and to be honest, there aren't too many of Michael's ballads that DON'T bring me to tears. Unfortunately I'm usually listening to them when I am driving or writing. (sigh)

    Merry Christmas and to everyone over in Italy too! ♥♥♥

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  45. Bonnie,
    You don't have to post this if you want to keep this private, but I wanted to tell you something that you may or may not know.

    I think it's important so here goes.

    I notice you get a lot of headaches. Now I'm not a Doctor or Nurse but, I do know that people who get frequent headaches should have their blood tested to see if it's too thick.

    I have a friend who always got headaches and she found out her blood was too thick. Only she found out after she had a stroke.

    They put her on blood thinners (Cumidin) or
    (Kumidin) not sure how it's spelled. Anyway, her headaches have since stopped.

    She is doing fine now, and she is back to normal.

    I just felt I should tell you in case you didn't know.

    Love,
    Josie

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  46. @ Bonnie : I read it all now except the 2 Michael & MJ3 Videos("grace to" Sony, Grrr..) Your Xmas post simply BEAUTIFUL ! So with all the great comments sent to you from others here, I only add : Many thanks again, Bonnie.

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  47. Hi Bonnie,
    I hope you and your family had a good Christmas.
    I was looking at the timeline between the 60 Minutes interview and the Geraldo interview - about 1 year. The 60 Minutes was filmed about 7 days after Michael was charged - so he would have still felt shaken up and of course was still in pain from his treatment during the lets-make-a-big-example-of-him arrest, as well as not getting much sleep. I would imagine it was still very fresh in his mind. A year later, he would have had time to reflect, recover, and prepare mentally, although he was painfully thin in the Gerlado interview - what was his weight at arrest - 120 lbs? That is less than me.

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  48. Josie said - "I notice you get a lot of headaches. Now I'm not a Doctor or Nurse but, I do know that people who get frequent headaches should have their blood tested to see if it's too thick."

    >>> That is surely a possibility, but I have had these since childhood. These are different though and I believe the vertebrae in my neck is the culprit. I should see someone about it, but if I have to go through another surgery, forget it. I'll suffer. Just pick me up by my head and it will snap back into place. That's how I feel! LOL! But thank you for posting this. I started jogging again (that was painful!) maybe MOVING around a bit more will help.
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    @LineCH - (("grace to" Sony, Grrr..)) LOL. A friend called me about "The S-Word". They thought that was funny.

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    PrincessGlam - I know a year can make a big difference but he was still going through the ordeal PLUS listening to testimony day in and day out. The Jesse Jackson interview too. Yes, I agree he did look very thin. I know what stress can do to the appetite and he didn't have much to draw from to begin with. But you could tell in both interviews . . . no drugs and he was definitely in control and much calmer.

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  49. I haven't had a chance to comment much but I've been reading when I can and I loved this post and the beautiful and touching video of you, Bonnie. Thank you for your devotion and commitment to Michael. I pray for your continued protection and wish you and your family the 'best of joy' during this Christmas season and always.

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  50. @PY - Thank you so much for your prayers. They are really appreciated. That is so touching :o) Best of Joy to you and your family as well. Please keep Michael and his children in your prayers as well (I know, I don't even have to ask this ♥)

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  51. Hi Bonnie, yes, so beautiful, all the videos, I really did enjoy this post, but Bonnie, I'm confused by the link to Neverland (which you said in the subsequent post contained some wrong pictures), and the link to This Is It Production and one Edward Rue in this post. You questioned why Michael's demeanor seemed to different in the CBS Interviews than with the interviews with Geraldo and Jesse J., then surmised could there have been a plan, then the link to This Is It Production and Rue. This was back in 2004-2005; and stated if we read it maybe would wouldn't have to do all the research. So could there have been a plan as far back as before the trial to protect Neverland? That's all I can draw from it; very interesting food for thought, nonetheless.

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