February 27th, 2013
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Written By Rae
I want to talk about taking risks and stepping out on faith.
It’s something we all need to do at one point or another in our lives. But how many of us plan accordingly and step out? How many of us really reach our potential or at least come close to it? If you’re shaking your head and saying not many, I’d like to start to change your thinking about it – even if it’s a slight shift. Part of growing and evolving is risking. We have to take risks. While we as women are game changers, we’re not always as willing to take a risk in order to better our lives. We tend to play it very safe. While I can understand it, I also know we rarely move out of our own way if we don’t. We’re all normally worried about stability, family, children, parents, spouses, ourselves – and normally we’re last on the list. But here’s the thing – by sometimes taking a leap, it can benefit not just ourselves, but our loved ones. By making Your own life better – it improves the life of everyone around you. Most times – it involves taking a risk and stepping out on faith.
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February 26th, 2013
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Note that I did not say need.
Sometimes I wonder how and where gender roles derived. A woman is like… an 8th wonder of the world. She can transform herself into whatever person is needed at that time: mom, dad…Incredible Hulk. With that being said, look within yourself to see the validity you bring; the awesomeness, the stamina, the ability to snap back from whatever ailments that were ever placed upon you. And in the meantime, always feel that you deserve nothing but the best. Perfection is in the eye of the beholder and if you see it, him, her, or life as anything less, then what does that say about you? Because the truth is, you are the Captain of the ship you sail.
There are different aspects of life where you can situate a placement of this feeling, being empowered. The question I’m asking is do you feel your relationship (if you are in one or trying to be in one) showcases your empowerment? Now that we have worked on losing baggage (filled with past knuckleheads) that may have been weighing us down, building our self-esteem (all over again), and getting RE-motivated, we can move forward with knowing how to obtain the the things we would like to have in our lives. Because clearly, all we really need is a good head on our shoulders to achieve a graceful and successful womanhood, strategizing the in and outs, and overcoming obstacles. Choosing to be with someone says everything about your judgement of character. So we should be choosing someone who brings out the best in us, that better showcases the true liveliness we are capable of bringing.
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February 25th, 2013
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Written by Jen Diva
Agree or agree to disagree but I refuse to believe that we are on this earth for no reason. That we are here by coincidence and we are just drifting through life until the day that we die. That’s not the story that I accept for my life, I believe that God has put you and me here for a reason. We just have to discover what that reason is.
The Bible says in Ephesians 2:1, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Meaning that we were made by our Father for a purpose to do his will. Everyone has certain gifts and talents which they were given to service his purpose. By using these talents that He’s instilled in us as our tools to live out our purpose.
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February 24th, 2013
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Godly Woman of Purpose, Assurance, Boldness, Strength and Vision
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
II Timothy 1:17 (ESV)
Ladies, today we bring to a close our topic of being a Godly woman. This month we’ve discussed being a woman of Purpose, Assurance, Boldness, Strength, and Vision. Let’s take some time today to reflect on what each of those mean and how we can begin to either apply those to our lives or become better in the areas we need to. The bible says in II Timothy 1:17 (ESV) “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” This scripture lets us know that fear doesn’t come from God but power, love, and self- control does. Therefore, our fear comes from the enemy. Many times our fears causes us to be uncomfortable. Even in our discomfort God wants us to remain self-controlled and not allow fear to take power over our lives. There was a woman who wanted to share her testimony with a group of young girls, but she always feared people judging her, because of her fear she didn’t follow through with ministering to those young girls. The down fall to that was, she not only allowed fear to take power but she also missed an opportunity to witness to someone. That someone she missed out on witnessing to may have been experiencing something similar to what she went through. Don’t allow fear to keep you content with the old you. Know that with God all things are possible and we can be confident in knowing that through Christ we are bold and strong.
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February 23rd, 2013
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Written by Keisha
I have a confession to make. I’m shattered.
Two years ago, around this time, the dude I was dating was unhappy because I wasn’t going to be around for his birthday and event. We were still pretty casual, you know, low key and still feeling each other out at the time, so it was a pleasant surprise. I spent the next 10 months ignoring my instincts, hiding from my friends and justifying my feelings for someone who always showed flashes of what I wanted and what he could be to me. It was a crazier roller coaster ride than the behemoth I rode the summer before.
I like to pride myself on being an astute and smart chick, one who won’t get caught in another’s elaborate game of deception and mystery, but I did. How? By undervaluing myself, not standing up for myself (until it was too late) and crying wolf too many times (which made standing up for myself too late). I tried to pretend that I was still a youngin who could separate the physical from the emotional, forgetting that when the other party’s goal is to emotionally manipulate you – all bets are off and the lines are blurrier than teary eyes.
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