SILVER Nov15

SILVER

That week, the woman called a silversmith and
made an appointment to watch him at work. She didn’t
mention anything about the reason for her interest
beyond her curiosity about the process of refining
silver…

Stop What You’re Doing! Why You Need to Give Yourself More Time and Space…...

Constantly checking your BlackBerry. Waiting for your next e-mail. Getting to work early and staying way too late—sound familiar? It’s important to you to work hard in order to get ahead in life, but ask yourself this: Are you actually too busy for your own health and well-being? Check out these 3 ways to give yourself the time and space you need.

Are you depressed?

Angry, sad, tired, spiteful, lethargic, irritable, withdrawn, frustrated, scared, trapped, isolated, overwhelmed, resentful, and alone… Does this sound familiar? Unfortunately, all too often the answer if you are a single mom is “Yes.” Find out what the experts have to say regarding single moms and depression…and then tap into the tools available to get some help!

RIP Maya Angelou

Today we did not lose our beloved #Maya – she just took her rightful place among both the angels & the ages. #IconicWomen #RIPMayaAngelou She did not change her nose. She did not change her hair. She did not change her smile. She simply was – and therefore, I too can simple be me. Thank you,  Maya Angelou,  for being a  beautiful...

But I Love Him: Logic Vs. Matters Of The Heart...

“But I love him.” How many times have you heard this line or uttered these words yourself? I’ve known plenty of women who have proclaimed this statement as if loving someone was enough and everything would somehow be okay because of that…

The Path to Forgiveness…...

We’ve all experienced pain in some form or another. We’ve all have been hurt by someone we loved. We’ve all assumed that it could never happen to us – only to find out that it did. But if we’ve all been through troubles and strife that have brought us pain – the question is, “How do you overcome the angst and hurt that has gripped our souls? How do we find a path to freedom and forgiveness?” Although every person’s journey is different, perhaps these universal truths will guide you through to a place of peace in your life. First, acknowledge the PAIN. Don’t try to hide it or pretend it didn’t happen. Your soul deserves the right to lament when it has been wronged. This is not the time to silence your own voice and power. Pain is your body’s signal that something is wrong. If you have been hurt emotionally, mentally, physically or even spiritually, then YES, something is wrong. Acknowledge it. Expose it. Reveal it. Express it. Secondly, release your ANGER. Don’t waste your energy and time on vengeance. After you have acknowledged what has happened to you – leave it to God and the courts, if applicable, to offer punishment. Its always empowering to know that God can settle the score much better than you ever could. That’s why he asks you to let him do it. Who ever offended you may think they are getting off and getting away with it, but God always has the last say so….So, let Him take care of them, for you. Finally, move on in KNOWLEDGE. Being forgiving & being a doormat are NOT the same thing. I have the right to remember your actions last time when its time to decide what’s...

Ugly…from the INside, out…....

People with BAD attitudes often also have a BAD self image, and they try to hide the ugliness they feel for themselves by being ugly to you. So when you come across someone with a nasty disposition, dont take it personal – its not you they hate…. its themselves.

Thirst…. Apr08

Thirst….

Its the middle of the night when I was awakened by an internal need…….I was thirsty. Sounds simple enough, but as I laid in bed I realized that I was all out of juice and I really didnt want tap water – so at that moment I realized once again the significance of thirst and how awful it fills when you have a need but it is unfulfilled…

Count Your Blessings

…It seemed like such a simple song when I was a child and I never truly understood the meaning until I became a single mom.  My whole world was turned upside down and dreams of the future for my marriage were now shattered.  I felt like I was stuck in a pit with no rope, no life line, no hope, and nothing to look forward to.  Slowly, day by day, after my divorce God started putting the pieces of my life back together and showed me why my life had taken this path. 

Deal with the ROOT. Mar22

Deal with the ROOT.

MOST complex and compounded LIFE issues are the result of NOT dealing with a specific root. Somewhere hidden in all of the foolishness, is a particular point, decision, or judgement that offended you. However, in order to have sustainable and lasting peace in your life, love, and even family relationships….you MUST deal with the ROOT.

Paycheck 2 Paycheck

Pundits, CEOs and columnists constantly debate whether women can “have it all.”But a large swath of working mothers in America have no choice, but to do it all: They spend their days toiling away at department stores or cleaning other people’s houses then rush home to take care of their kids. And these working moms struggle to get by. Fifty-eight percent of working families headed by women were low-income in 2012, according to a report released this week by the Working Poor Families Project, an organization focused on state workforce development policies. That’s up from 54 percent in 2007, the researchers found. For these women simply “leaning in” isn’t going to help much. The term, coined by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, has come to stand for women demanding a seat at the table in business. It’s also not enough to seek the more flexible work schedules some workers are increasingly demanding. These working women are clustered in industries, like retail, food service and home healthcare that typically offer few benefits and little opportunity for advancement. Here’s a look at the hurdles low-income working mothers face and some policy suggestions. Nearly Half Of Poor Working Mothers Didn’t Make It Past High School. Nearly 50 percent of low-income working moms had a high school education or less in 2012, the Working Poor Families report found. The report suggests providing support systems, like affordable child care, which increase the chance of actually making it through school. Women Make Up An Astonishing Two-Thirds Of The Low-Wage Workforce. The chart below shows the top jobs that female heads of households living at 200 percent of the poverty line or below are most likely to have, according to the report. Many of these jobs pay close to minimum wage. Raising the minimum wage would go a...

5 Things Single Moms MUST do…to get back on track!...

If you find that your life is being swallowed up by all of your responsibilities…..then here are 5 things you MUST do to get your life BACK ON PURPOSE…FAST!

4th Annual Single Moms TV Event with the Hawks!...

We’re so pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Single Moms TV Night with the Atlanta Hawks! Join us March 21, 2014 at 7:30pm at Philips Arena when the Hawks take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Discount Tickets are available by calling Ryan Collier with the Atlanta Hawks at 404-878-3714 and ask for the Single Moms TV TICKET DISCOUNT! LADIES, DON’T MISS THIS EVENT!!!!! ALL TICKETS INCLUDE UNLIMITED SODA AND POPCORN....

Get out of the way of God’s timing…. Mar07

Get out of the way of God’s timing…....

We want it – WHEN we want it and perhaps that is our biggest problem. We always here about how as a society we are sooo impatient, but so often we think of that in terms of fast-food and short attention spans. But what if there is more to the story than that….

$20.00 Mar01

$20.00

Sometimes we just need to be reminded! A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20.00 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, ‘Who would like this $20 bill?’ Hands started going up. He said, ‘I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He proceeded to crumple up the $20 dollar bill. He then asked, ‘Who still wants it?’ Still the hands were up in the air. Well, he replied, ‘What if I do this?’ And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now crumpled and dirty. ‘Now, who still wants it?’ Still the hands went into the air. My friends, we have all learned a very valuable lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. Dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to those who DO LOVE you. The worth of our lives comes not in what we do or who we know, but by WHO WE ARE and WHOSE WE ARE. You are special and don’t EVER forget it.’ Count your blessings, not your problems. And remember: amateurs built the ark… professionals built the Titanic. If God brings you to it – He will bring you through it. Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you...