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“How Tragic!”

New Photo for LouBy Lou Coleman

According to Jesus, there are some who claim to be Christian, yet who are still lost and headed to Hell! What a startling communication. A statement by Jesus that engages and holds my attention appears near the end of the Sermon on the Mount [Matthew 7:21]. He says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but ONLY HE WHO DOES the will of my Father who is in heaven. God makes it clear that not all who profess Him possess Him!  I tell you, “Everybody talkin’ ’bout Heaven ain’t goin’ there – O my Lord.” This should awaken us to examine the quality of our obedience to God— above all else. It is clear that Jesus is telling us that there will be some who will think they are saved and in reality they are deceived. Tragic!

Why would I believe this? Because the Bible has much to say about this matter:  “For many are called, but few are chosen.” [Matthew 22:14]. The parable of the Wheat and the Tares [Matthew 13:24-30; 13:36-43]. Paul also knew that there would be some in the church who would be fooled by their profession [2 Corinthians 13:5]. Simon Peter also mentioned this phenomenon, “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall” [2 Peter 1:10].

Listen, Heaven is prepared for those who are prepared [Hebrew 11:13-16]. Your life affects your eternity, [Galatians 6:7-10; Romans 2:5-11] and Jesus warned to live right! [Luke 13:3, 5; 1 Peter 4:1-6]. The shock is that many who call Jesus Lord will be sent by God to eternal hell. We do not want to be ignorant, deceived or wrong about our future beyond the grave. Do not take this lightly. Remember, the gospel is always a command. So, how can we be certain that we enter the kingdom, that we struggle, strive, agonize in the right way, you may ask? Read [Luke 13:22 – 13:35] which is primarily about heaven and how to gain entrance into it. Do not be deceived. Hell is full of people who admired Jesus, the Bible, even the Sermon on the Mount. Hell is full of people who admire Christians. Hell is full of people with empty words and empty hearts, who will claim right up to the end to be worshippers of God and Christ. Don’t deceive yourself, be sure.

The Bible says that if we will confess our sins, God will be faithful and just to forgive us of our sins and to cleanse us of all unrighteousness. Write [Revelation 20:11-15] in your membrane. That passage tells us that God has a record of every sinful thing everyone has ever done and that each individual will have to stand before Him one day and give a personal account for their sins. Can you imagine the desperation a person will feel when they hear Christ say, “Depart from Me for I never knew you?” Tragic!  Hopelessly lost for eternity! Don’t wait until it’s too late! Seize the opportunity to enter the kingdom.

It is my prayer that you will allow the Spirit of God to speak to your hearts today. It may be that there are some who have never been truly saved. Perhaps this is the day when you will meet Jesus as your Savior. Maybe there are those who think they are saved, but in truth, you’re not. I am praying that God will speak to your heart today! Perhaps there are those who know you have never been converted. There is no better time than right now to get that taken care of. My friend, you had better be sure where your faith is today! Why? Your eternity depends on what you trust in! Remember, not everyone gets to go to Heaven!




Social Lites, Inc. Host Inaugural Healthy Living Seminar

Front L/R: Joyce Smith, VP Social Lites, Inc., Cynthia Wilhite, Social Lites,, Inc. Member and Chairman, Edna Wade. Back Row L/R: Zonte Walker, Julian Houston, Donovan Ferguson, Tyree Walk, Courtney Wilson, Terrance Bradshaw, Brigitte Shaw, Twillea Evans-Carthen, Linda Hart, Ariella Houston, and Madison Gill

Front L/R: Joyce Smith, VP Social Lites, Inc., Cynthia Wilhite, Social Lites,, Inc. Member and Chairman, Edna Wade. Back Row L/R: Zonte Walker, Julian Houston, Donovan Ferguson, Tyree Walk, Courtney Wilson, Terrance Bradshaw, Brigitte Shaw, Twillea Evans-Carthen, Linda Hart, Ariella Houston, and Madison Gill

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Social Lites, Inc. under the leadership of Bettye Brewster, president, held its inaugural healthy living seminar on Saturday, April 2, at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino.  According to the chairperson of the event, Cynthia Wilhite, “Healthy leaving is a lifestyle that needs to be developed and practiced.”  Daily monitoring of healthy choices will help to develop a healthy habit in balancing, nutrition, exercise, and rest.

Brigitte Shaw educated attendees to pay attention to their mental health as well as their physical health.  Dr. Steve Wilson of “In Your Best Interest Medical Clinic,” was among the guest speakers who inspired attendees to work towards preventive care to avoid sickness and illnesses, including heart disease by way of making healthy food choices.

Healthy leaving is more than diet and exercise.  Rest and creating healthy habits is key.  “The life in front of you is far more important than the life behind you.” Educational information both oral and written were provided to all along with healthy snacks. Participants left the event expressing the morning seminar was time well spent in a relaxed environment to “Learn, Grow and Live Healthy!

What it Do With The LUE: Naomi K. Bonman

NaomiBy Lue Dowdy

Public Relations is vital in the entertainment world. This week, Publicist, Naomi K. Bonman is WHAT IT DO WITH THE LUE! For those of you don’t know of her well you need to know. I’m so proud of this talented young Queen.

The first time I met Naomi it was through a shared mentor of ours, Mr. Wallace Allen, Owner and Founder of The Westside Story Newspaper. It was something about her drive and passion that made me connect with her. Please catch Naomi live on our radio show this Sunday titled, “Listening with LUE”.

Check out more about this Diva below:

Over the span of 10 years in journalism which has given her several opportunities to interview some of the top entertainers and elected city officials, Naomi K. Bonman has remained true to her calling and purpose in Journalism. Even in the demise and downfalls of print journalism and having to pick up a “regular” day job on the side, Bonman never gave up her first true love and continued to pursue and live out her passion and purpose, no matter what the odds were.

Bonman is currently the editor of a San Bernardino, California newspaper; a contributor of CBS Local’s Best of section; and she also runs her own digital publication Sophisticated Relations and Posh & Tailored where she is at the forefront of creating opportunities for millennials of color in business, lifestyle, and entertainment. With her years of experience in the field, she is ready and is seeing the green light to emerge full-time into a major news station where she can expand her horizon and grow even more into her field. She believes that the sky is the limit and knows that ‘No’ is never the answer.

A graduate of Clark Atlanta University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Masters of Public Administration from DeVry University, Ms. Bonman has ensured that she is equipped with multiple talents which make her more marketable in claiming her career path. During the span of her Journalism career she has been blessed with the opportunities to interview some of the top entertainers, which include but are not limited to Kelly Rowland, Charli Baltimore, David Ruffin Jr., son of Temptation’s lead singer, David Ruffin. She also has experience in reporting in sports, fashion, business, community, finance, health, fitness, and relationship issues.

In addition, Bonman has covered major events such as Style Week LA, NAACP Awards Luncheon, Pan African Film Festival, and several community and corporate events. She is also a publicist where she has clients in literature, music, acting, and management. Bonman is a firm believer in giving back to her community which is why she emerged into doing public relations on the side in helping others achieve their dreams.

Some of the organizations that Ms. Bonman is involved in is the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and several blogging societies where she participates in campaign branding opportunities.

When Ms. Bonman is not on the red carpet covering an event, networking, or elevating her career to new heights, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, spending time with family, hanging with her girls, and traveling to see new places and doing new things.