February 12, 2017 by  
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Interview with Oprah

I waited enthusiastically when I discovered that Whitney Houston was going to be interviewed by Oprah Winfrey. I made sure my husband and I left the office early enough so I could hear the interview. Although I missed the first few minutes, this in itself let me know that it was going to be an interesting and intriguing treat. It was absolutely PHENOMONAL!!!

Whitney Houston is a dynamic soulful expressive, lyrical songstress. This singer’s singer has sold over 170 million combined videos, CD’s and albums. She has (7) seven times over had the No.1 Billboard Hot consecutive release. “The Guinness Book Of World Records lists Whitney as music’s “most awarded female artist of all time.” Whitney has gracefully shared her blessings. She has The Whitney Houston Foundation For Children Inc., her foundation cares for homeless children, children with HIV and self-esteem problems and empowerment issues. In addition to this she has labored sponsoring many charity benefits around the world.

No doubt Oprah genuinely loves Whitney. She later exudes her enthusiasm and sheds tears of sheer joy as Whitney renders one cut from her new project! Oprah set the tone by spotlighting Whitney Houston in a wonderful solo intimate environment on stage, up close and intimately personal. It was in this arena Whitney Houston opened and bared her heart with her friend Oprah. The two talked intimately about her life and what has been going on.  She shared some of her downfalls as well as her desire to rise once again beyond them. The interview was like listening in on one of their private conversations. Here they together allowed us the viewing public to listen in as well as Whitney Houston firsthand shared her bewildered and tormented journey over the last couple of years.

So often because of the level of fame, fortune and stardom it is often forgotten that regardless stars and superstars are still people. The difference is they often live in glasshouses.  It is not as desirable as some might think. Where the press lurks all too often prodigiously waiting, readily armed with a camera for the opportunity to capture them in a dimmer light. To magnify their flaws and undermine their right to hurt, feel pain and force them to publicly showcase their struggles as they flounder to overcome an apparent issue, or personal crisis. All the often the pressure takes them under. There is indeed a cost for fame.  It is not all glamor  and glitter.

After the unfortunate death of Michael Jackson it is wonderful that Whitney Houston was able to manage to  rise above her addiction. She vehemently testifies that with her faith in God and through the supportive arduous love of her Mother she is attempting to press forward.  Whitney was strong willed so as a result she was not always open to  allow help from a strong Christian mother and some family and friends.  In the interim she was momentarily able to  remain on this side of heaven proclaiming her victory is in the Lord!

A view into Whitney’s life

Whitney Houston was born on the 9th of August in 1963 in Newark New Jersey. She is from a musically multi talented family and down through the years she has performed with some of the greatest. She has sung on just about every continent. Whitney Houston no doubt is a child of God and the foundation of her Faith and belief in God has spurned the buoyancy that led her through her prodigal detour from which she has  emerged victoriously!

She voraciously shares her spiral into cocaine abuse. She candidly shares some of her and Bobby Brown’s passionate, fun, enabling dysfunctional, rocky tumultuous and often turbulent episodes during their marriage. She takes responsibility for her poor choices.  No doubt  some have been inappropriate.

Whitney Houston then further begins verbalizing her deep abiding faith and trust in the Lord and her Mother’s perseverance to help turn her back to her roots. After counseling, reading, prayer, much love and support from some of her family and friends she is  applying the Scriptures which have  abetted breaking some of her dangerous strongholds.

Whitney Houston’s Mother the infamous Cissy Houston and Aunt Dionne Warrick are stars in their own rights; along with a host of many others expressed their love and thankfulness for Whitney’s outstanding vocal ability. She has a beautiful vocally talented teenage daughter Bobby Christina that was born during her marriage to Bobby Brown who has supported her all the way. Whitney has accomplished much in her lifetime. Her single “I Will Always Love You” was the biggest commercial single release in history.

It was during her marriage to Bobby Brown that Whitney Houston began a momentarily descent into cocaine and marijuana use. It is with intensive honesty that she shares the details of this passionate and life changing marriage, fight, fuss, make up, breakup that finally ended in divorce. “Yes I did cocaine.” admits Ms. Houston. She and Bobby had a very passionate, physically sexual marriage and yes, she says she always remained faithful! Despite his many infidelities she says she believes in “HOLY MATRIMONY!” Not trying to excuse or encourage the path of pandemonium that took place she shares the intense passion they shared along with the destructive extremely addictive use of cocaine and marijuana.  In her own words; “She loved that man …” I won’t tell it all here.

This interview is a definite must see!

What I will say that my heart clapped as she glowed with honesty sharing her trip to rehab with her beloved daughter at her side. She unequivocally and explicitly expressed her love for the Lord, her daughter and her Mother.  Just maybe others will see, listen and learn what not to do. As a result Whitney has a cultivated a very close bond with her only  daughter.

Whitney shares how she really longed to just live away from the spotlight. Yes, she not so gracefully stepped away momentarily and irresponsibly binged on cocaine. Even tried to step back to be Mrs. Bobby Brown. She admitted this too was another faulty mistake to attempt to live in his shadow. But her escape from being in the limelight as she waited still for Bobby to re-emerge to the forefront was futile…

Whitney’s roots in the Lord go deep. Because of it she has persevered and believes her faith in God has been fortified.  She is glowingly unashamedly as she testifies to the wonderfulness in her transitioning from her detour back to where she belongs. Her God-given gift refined just that much more.

As Oprah and Whitney peered into each others’ eyes you could feel the genuine cohesiveness they emitted in their desire to share transparently their frank, truthful conversation. Remembering the monumental  successes; Whitney Houston‘s Body Guard record was the biggest selling soundtrack ever, then Waiting to Exhale and Preachers’ Wife? Whitney has matured and believes she is better than ever. There is no doubt that Whitney has a God given gift of singing. The title song is a spirit-filled fabulous testimonial rendition. The resilient vibrancy in her soul rings clear with such unmistakable clarity. Her new Project “I LOOK To YOU” is dedicated to God who is the source of her strength. It is already No.1 on the charts. Blessings Whitney, you must forever keep looking up!


Unfortunately on February 11th Whitney Houston tragically  transitioned this life. She was found dead at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. How dreadful, for this was  on the eve before she was to perform at the Grammy Award’s Ceremony! Initially the cause of her death was unknown… Later to be revealed her depressive state of mind, plus the combination  of drugs and alcohol caused her to drown in a bathtub…  There is no doubt that Ms. Houston was an extremely talented and gifted woman. No doubt she continuously wrestled relentlessly with pain and it was at times she was noticeably in despair. We must always be prayerful the spiritual warfare can be quite vehement… The enemy lurks and waits for the opportunity to find a weak link or a point of vulnerability to bring the children of God down…

May her passing motivate others to be mindful to stay close to the LORD! For we know not when we will draw our last breath. Lord have mercy on her soul… She passed away at the tender age of only 48 years old! Prayers and Condolences for her Mother, Daughter and Family. She will be missed by many! May she Rest In Peace!https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Matrimony-That-Were-Married/dp/1420851349/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Holy+Matrimony+deborrah+k.+ogans&qid=1568078171&s=gateway&sr=8-3

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