Musician, Songwriter, Bandleader, Author, Kennedy Center Honoree (2013), Co-Founder – Milagro Foundation
Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award (2011), Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year Award (2004),
International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2002), BMI Latin Awards BMI Icon (2005),
Grammy Awards (10X) & Latin Grammy Awards (3X)
Marriage: A Flower for Every Thought of You
Master the Thoughts & Feelings
A Magic-Filled Day
Author, Television Writer & Producer
The Nature of One’s Thought Life
Internet Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist, Co-Founder of Venture Frogs & Author
100 Billion Neurons
Two strangers learn to fall in love again
I get the joy of rediscovering you
Oh girl, you stand by me
I’m forever yours,
faithfully.” ‘Faithfully’ (1983)
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Keyboardist & Author
There’s Always SOMETHING to be Grateful For
Author, Television Writer & Producer
There’s a Reason Why Caterpillars Never Ride on Butterflies to Get Their Own Wing-Experience
Pastor – Lakewood Church, Motivational Speaker, Author & Executive Producer
Think for Yourself
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1991- Present)
Positive or Negative, Words Control Our Lives
Apostle, Author, Founder – Crenshaw Christian Center (CCC), & Founder – Fellowship of International Christian Word of Faith Ministries (FICWFM)
‘Cross’ Humans: ‘X’ is a Cross on Its Side
New King James Version
Let’s Thank Him, in Advance, for the TRiUMPh!
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
Patriots, True Americans, Don’t Fret Because of the Evildoers
Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.
A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
Better the little that the righteous have
than the wealth of many wicked;
for the power of the wicked will be broken,
but the Lord upholds the righteous.
The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.
But the wicked will perish:
Though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.
The wicked borrow and do not repay,
but the righteous give generously;
those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
but those He curses will be destroyed.
The Lord makes firm the steps
of the one who delights in Him;
though he may stumble, he will not fall,
for the Lord upholds him with His hand.
I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.
They are always generous and lend freely;
their children will be a blessing.[b]
Turn from evil and do good;
then you will dwell in the land forever.
For the Lord loves the just
and will not forsake his faithful ones.
Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
the offspring of the wicked will perish.
The righteous will inherit the land
and dwell in it forever.
The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
and their tongues speak what is just.
The law of their God is in their hearts;
their feet do not slip.
The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
intent on putting them to death;
but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
or let them be condemned when brought to trial.
Hope in the Lord
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
but he soon passed away and was no more;
though I looked for him, he could not be found.
Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
But all sinners will be destroyed;
there will be no future[e] for the wicked.
The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The Lord helps them and delivers them;
he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
because they take refuge in him.
Somebody Else’s Thought
Author, Speaker & Philanthropist
Utilizing Divine Wisdom
Author, Co-Founder & Pastor – New Creation Church
The Mind is Its Own Place
“The mind is its own place and in itself
can make a heaven of hell or a hell of heaven.”
~ John Milton
Poet, Polemicist, Man of Letters
& Civil Servant – Commonwealth of England
Actress, Founder – BESE, Boston Society of Film Critics (2009), Empire Awards (2009),
Saturn Awards (2009), Teen Choice Awards (3X), ALMA Awards (2012) & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star(2018)
HE’s Prepared for the Corona Virus, As Well
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.
Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;
Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;
Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with loving-kindness and tender mercy;
Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.”
Amplified Bible (AMP)
You Are One of His Songs!
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)