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"Fear Not a Factor" 

By Felicia Lee

January 8, 2018

     Being a business owner doesn’t have to be a frightening experience

     How many of you have had a dream of owning your own business? (raise your hand please). You have sat in presentation after presentation with many resources. You leave the meeting pumped….

What happened over time? Fear….. The bible tells us that God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.. The words sound wonderful right? I come to you as someone who spent twenty years assisting her parents with their successful home-based business.

     It is warm and fuzzy supporting someone else business. We can cheerlead and do everything needed for the administration to be successful... Unfortunately, in supporting everyone else our vision can go lacking. Why did it take me so long to step out of my comfort zone to walk in what God has for me? To be honest I found myself being compared to others.

     Through prayer, fasting and understanding God’s word for my life I decided that I wanted to see what was on the other side of writing a flyer to offer my services. I recently joined a business selling $5.00 jewelry. This assignment as an independent consultant has taken me way out of my comfort zone. I have a sponsor who was not pushy but invited me to see how the business could fit into my future. Constant training is important in being successful. It is okay to better oneself.

I have realized that failure only comes when the daily grind is non-existent. Yes, it can be frightening but the reward comes one day when you reflect on seeing others encouraged by your life. I encourage you to be fearless as we only have 1 life to live. Our life is really not our own.


 To learn more about my $5.00 Jewelry business, visit my website: https://paparazziaccesories.com/123252

Felicia M. Lee

"Speaking YOUR Truth!" 

By Courtney Moore

January 15, 2018

    “What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." - Oprah Winfrey, Golden Globes 2018

     I’ve always had the most difficult time holding my peace and letting the Lord fight my battles. I guess that’s just the way the Lord designed me. Ask me anything along the lines of how I feel or what I think and well… you will get the unadulterated truth. Now, don’t misunderstand I’m not one to just blurt out how I feel, I can be very much quiet and I don’t really volunteer my opinions because there are people in this world that do that more than is really necessary. Nevertheless, I have found that there is always a necessity to speak my truth. 

     It’s funny because thinking about it, even though, growing up, my father and I were never really close for reasons that are just too much to explain, I always had this effortless ability to say just about anything to the man. My mom would sometimes just look in amazement at our interactions because even though it would take a little pumping and priming, eventually the conversation would be completely unfiltered. I never had a problem just being very candid, I guess because I didn’t really care what I said given the fact I didn’t care how he felt. Don’t ask why right now, that’s a WHOLE different blog post (Thank You Lord for growth). 

     But what I found when examining those interactions is that as we become older, because of our inherent need for acceptance and our progressive fear for what others may think, we begin to filter how we speak and what we feel. Going Junior High and High School, acceptance and friendship was my entire world, so, I inherently camouflaged myself into whatever I needed to be just so I wouldn’t be the outcast. I dummied myself down in more ways than one because it was better to “loved” than to be authentic. And you would think that after all that self-diminishing I would feel better about myself but all it did was scar me because in spite of all that blending in I did I still felt inadequate, and that is something I never want to feel twice.

     So, I climbed out of the hole of insecurity that social standards had dug for me and I decided to climb a ladder of self-love and truths. The truth that I am enough. The truth that who I am and what I am matters. The truth that when God made me he broke the mold. The truth that when you walk in your truth you give someone else the strength to walk in theirs. As I have grown older, the need to be socially or politically correct has taken a back seat to my desire to be who I am despite the comfortability of others. I guess that’s why I embarked on this journey to start my brand “Underground Consciousness”. It’s the beginning of self-exploration and expression. 

     This is my journey back to me, Courtney, the girl before she was tainted by the weight of the world. The girl before the pressure of expectation and insecurity. The girl who was still pure in sight and innocent in perception. The girl who saw the world the way God intended it to be when He created it in seven days… good. This is a journey back to the blueprint and foundation of who God has made me to be and this Brand that God has giving me will be the start of a journey that takes you back to your first love, whatever that love is. Mine, is speaking my truth because it gives me my power back and it strips every naysayer of theirs. At 21 years of age, I am in a place where I have no room to allow your perceptions of my actions and your opinions of my truth to shut my mouth. My truth, empowers me to be me un-apologetically and will help those behind me to never apologize for being exactly who they were designed to be. 

Visit my site and learn more about "MY Truth "   https://www.undergroundconsciousness.com/

"Career vs Ministry" 

By Angela Hackworth-Wilson, PhD

January 22, 2018

     We all dream of having a Career growing up, but what happens when Careers get in the way of Ministry? We must make a choice, and sometimes that choice is made for us, if you’re a Preacher’s Kid (PK) or simply rooted and grounded in a ministry you grew up in. For instance, my story: My Father started Pastoring when I was eight years old, and my mother was the musician.

     My parents have four daughters with me being the eldest, I was trained in every area of the ministry. Trained to teach Sunday school, sing in the choir, raised the offering, M.C. a program, usher, and learned how to preach. I had to spear-head a lot of different auxiliaries, but my true passion is writing plays, and screen plays.

     I received my B.A. from U.S.C. in Humanities Drama, and minor in Cinema Television. I do have an acting group that puts on productions yearly, but from time to time, I feel like I'm missing out on my dreams. Some years ago, when my mother was alive, she tried to get me to take on our Youth Dept., because the lady who was the president suddenly gave up the position and left the church. My mother's words were," We need someone right now!" I refused because I was already the president of the choir, over the Pastoral Anniversary, in School, had two pre-teen children, working, and had a husband. My response to her was, "Why do you constantly put things on me, I can't take nothing else on my plate. Mom I don't want to wake up one day and be 50 years old, not fulfilling the things I want to do in life, then hating the church." Well that day is here, but I don't hate the church. Sometimes I just wished I had more of an opportunity to have done more in my field.

     I was taught that “Only what you do for Christ will last. people might forget your name, but that's alright as long as it's written in the Lamb's book of Life.” Sometimes I ask myself which is harder, working a career, or working the ministry? Whichever one it is for you, just know compromising your integrity, work ethics, or the word of God is not an option. I love what I do but wish I could have done more. What are your thoughts?

     Dr. Wilson is also the owner of Angel's Kitchen Catering, author of "When The Vow Breaks" and organizer of the "Annual When the Vow Breaks Conference

     Read Angela's dissertation "The Effects of Foster Care and Social Relations" or connect with her  on Linkedin or Facebook 

January 29, 2018

     The first 6 months of my life were spent in an orphanage, (the start of disconnection). It is believed that the first 3 months of a child’s life is important for the bonding years. Having said that, there was no Mother/Daughter connection. After the six month span, an older couple (for that era) adopted me. Yet and still, there was still no Mother/Daughter connection.

     I always felt disconnected from the family that adopted me (never knowing of the adoption until the age of 30). Always having a connection to, it seemed individuals that had no family and/or were adopted. Through my lifetime, it always bothered me to see teen girls with no Mother/Daughter connection, and turning to entities just to receive or feel some sense of love. These young ladies and I would build bonds of trust. I became the protector both naturally and spiritually, wanting them to have a life deserving of their worth.

     As a teen, I could never understand why I connected more to children and young ladies in need; on or around my 30th birthday, all of these feelings of not knowing were revealed! I found out I was adopted! My heart sank and the non trust mechanism began. I began to have night mares of why I had a mother that didn’t want me. After meeting my biological mother, GOD let me know, had she not placed me for adoption, I would not have come to know Him, everything happens for a reason. Despite how I got here, GOD has purpose for my life; He later placed a Mother in my life that needed to be there in that season, and is still praying with and for me in this season.

     An administrator by profession (and former teacher), learning the ropes of several types of businesses, from advertising, marketing, print production, nonprofit, education and medical, it brought me to the realization, there has to be more that can be done to benefit young adults. I’ve shared my thoughts and aspirations with others; of course you run across the nay sayers, trying to discourage your vision, be careful with whom you share your dream/vision with. I continued visualizing a place of safety for young ladies aging from 18 and up. I’ve even seen the actual layout of the safety place in a dream. When laid off from employment from a company I was with for twenty years, it was at first (the 1st week) devastating, GOD sent a word to me, “you would have never left if the door was never closed!” Talk about an eye opener!

     After six months or less of rest, (during a time when unemployment was at an all time high) another door opened, for which (in my opinion) I was not qualified for. I couldn’t understand why I was at this place of business, until one day! The COO and I were chatting about his wife and the volunteer work she does with “Women & Children”; he also informed me, the owner of the company, works with “throw-aways”, hmmm what a strange name I thought, the throw-aways are children reaching adult age without a family. GOD will always put you in the right place at the right time, when it’s your time. I shared my dream with others on the job, the response was amazing, “when you’re ready let me know, I can put you in touch with the right people. There are many that would like to partner in your aspirations for a safe place.” In a particular conversation, GOD revealed the name of the soon to come safe place!

     Patience, perseverance and waiting on GOD is a task that we often times overlook, due to wanting the microwave finishing; “Isaiah 40:31, But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” don’t faint or walk away for the dream. There are things with the vision that are still being ironed out, people are being put into place, courses are being offered, board of directors are being organized. When GOD has purpose for your life, nothing can stop the vision that “He” gives you. It may not happen overnight, but rest assure, it’s coming to pass. Stay encouraged, and watch GOD work. Know that you were placed here for a reason and your season is coming.

Connect with Delivia Berry via Facebook or email @ [email protected] 

February 5,  2018

     Nine years ago I was sitting at work trying to think of something  I could do to help someone else, but nothing came to mind.  Not long after, a tutor walks in and said he needed help. He told me  that he knew a young lady who  wanted to go to her Prom but her family couldn't afford  to buy her a dress. Immediately the wheels in my head started in motion, the light bulb came on and  "The Diva’s " social club is formed.   A simple volunteer effort  to help a young women become the "Princess Diva’s" that they are and send them to the prom looking beautiful was birthed.

     From that effort, our social club “D.I.V.A’S....A Cup of Comfort” created a project that has provided thousands of dresses, and  to this day, still assist underprivileged young ladies with prom and winter formal attire at no cost to them. Every event is an event full of excitement from trying on dresses, shoes and accessories, a Mary Kay team that provides make-up tips and a team of hairstylist for the perfect updo and beyond.  The Diva’s make it  an entire day of glamour for the young ladies. 

     In 2009 our efforts were recognized in  the front page of the L.A. Times.  In 2010 we were invited to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to see the Musical Cinderella were we collect dress donations from the Guest.  

     Who knew that nine (9) yrs later my dream would still be going strong…

OMG!!! I’m still excited, watching my dream blossom as well as seeing the smiles on  young ladies faces as they transform to modern day Cinderellas. 

     We currently partner with Two (2) other organization to make the dream larger; The Lighthouse City of Refuge (Lisa) & L.A. Skill Builder (Brenda). Partnering with these groups has enabled us to give more and touch many more lives. 

     Since the inceptions of the D.I.V.A.S, I've had many volunteers to help, but a few who have continue to give and sacrifice their time and talents, thru it all. Deandra, Brianna & Shedonna, I love them to the moon and back.

     ONE (1) young lady with a need, ONE (1) donated dress , ONE (1) letter requesting donations, equals nine (9) yrs of changing lives! AND More to come.. Kisses!!

To learn more about our group or to make a donation please connect with us on  Facebook:  Prom Dress Diva's "A Cup of Comfort"

God is Intentional, But Are We?

By: Alfreda Jones-Moore

February 13, 2018

      The older I get the more I realize that being strategic and intentional is more important than ever. Intentional with my money, intentional with my time, intentional with what and whom I support.

      Often time we move through life without a plan, goal, vision or purpose for where we will end up. We make plans, goals and envision ourselves doing things without consulting our God: The one who’s purpose and plan for our lives is already mapped out. We just need to acknowledge him.

      I’m no different. Like most young girls I had a plan and a road map for my future. At age 12 my plans were to finish school, get a job as a Secretary, get married, have a nice apartment, one child and at age 30, join a church.

At 14 after being forced to attend a revival, I confessed my belief Jesus, dedicated my life to God and the plans changed. By age 18 I was now planning to become a Eunuch like Paul and Evangelist like Shirley Caesar.  By age 31 the plans had evolved to business owner, marriage, world traveler with “NO” children in the plan and doing the will of God serving at my “local” church doing whatever my hands found to do. 

       WELLL….at age 33, I discovered that God had VERY different plans for me. While living out my dreams as wife, Entrepreneur, traveling the US and internationally, a visit to the doctor for what I thought was the flu ended up being the best earthly thing that could have ever happened to my life. Even though I didn’t think so at the time.

      I felt like my dreams were shattering, my life would be put on hold, I had no desire or motherly instinct to nurture or raise a child of my own. I was perfectly happy spoiling my nieces and nephews. After all, I was 33 years old! I was totally “free to move about the cabin” when suddenly the fasten your seat belt sign came on and the pilot said prepare for turbulence. Wow, what a contrast. None of those plans I had, worked out entirely the way I had envisions them.

      All my life I've been at my best when I'm supporting someone else's vision. There is something that draws me enthusiastically IN to the challenge of solving someone else's problems. I find that it's the thing that makes me feel the most valued. It gives me a sense of self-worth. There's something about doing things for others and realizing that what I did made the difference. Not that I seek recognition, praise or acknowledge. A simple, private "thank you " or "that made a difference" usually will suffice. But then I would always reply with "Thank you for allowing me to do it." (And I genuinely mean it)

      I'm often referred to as a person with "the fixer" personality but really, I'm just looking for the next thing to challenge me. It's how I learned to “do” and learn “about” NEW things. So, there is a win-win in my opinion

      Don’t get me wrong, I don’t just go around asking “Hey can I do something to make your life easier”. There is a method to my madness. It’s usually where God leads me to help. Only those that God has ordained me to assist, I can truly with ease, assist. And its usually God who must tear me away. SIGH!!

      Yes, I’m a loyalist! I feel if God has ordained me to it, it’s “ALL IN” for me. My thought process is that I NEVER want it to be said that God ordained me to something or for someone and my actions resulting in it falling apart. I truly believe Mark 1:9 “What God has joined together let “NO man/woman” put asunder.” Yes, I know that Jesus was talking about marriage, but I believe we can apply that scripture to any relationship that God has ordained. His purpose and plan must Always over-ride our will and struggles with demanding situations and conflicts.

      But we must also learn when to let go of our plans or move when it’s time. Which is the part I struggle with. My former Pastor told me (in my early 20’s) “Sis Freda you need to learn to move when the spirit moves.”" I didn’t understand him at the time, but I’m understanding it better “by and by.” It is like the plans in my life as a child and young woman.  

      I’m always ALL in for what I want but being intentional and strategic in life must include the Master Strategist! Otherwise we waste precious time. And/or we will never realize ALL that God has ordained for our lives. 

      There is an upside to my personality. It aids me in assisting my clients with genuine concern compassion and the goal that together we will tackle and solve the problems we uncover.  The return for me is a feeling of accomplishment and pride to know that the work I do makes a difference.  Whenever I think about doing something different, I remember the satisfaction I have in just plan helping. 


Alfreda is the owner of A.A. Jones-Moore Financial Consulting. Learn more about how Alfreda works  as a financial & benefits consultant  and  Workshop/Seminar Speaker.

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Welcome to Retirement!

By: Melody Glisper

February 19, 2018

      What are you going to do now? The most frequently asked question I’ve received since announcing, in September, that I would be retiring in December 2017. I chose my retirement date three months ahead to inform my family and friends of the event. They continued to ask what I would do! My idea of retirement was to do nothing. I didn’t want to be awakened by a clock. I didn’t want a set schedule to rule my day!

In my family there was only one uncle who retired from the American company. He never offered or gave advice on how retirement worked. To me, he worked twenty-five years on one job then went to worked on another job somewhere else. I got my first job in 1969 and planned to work twenty-five years then switch to another job. However, I’ve worked several jobs: Summer Camp Councilor, After School Tutor, Store Clerk that promoted to Assistant Manager, Teacher’s Aide, Fast Food Clerk, Baby Sitter and School Crossing Guard.

      I began my civil service career at the Department of Motor vehicles in 1983. The money was the greatest pay I’ve ever received. Having no real concept of saving for the future I spent money like it was water! In the year 2000, I met a person who asked me “When do you plan to retire?”. My first thought was “Black people don’t retire…they work until they die.” He taught me a lesson…a person can’t teach what they don’t know. Through his organization I learned about switching my mortgage from variable to fixed rate. From then I’ve lowered my mortgage from over $269,000.00 to less than $60,000.00. Also, I’ve learned about savings, the different functions and how to save with purpose. I set up a Roth IRA to save money for retirement, and an emergency fund to reduce borrowing when an unexpected problem pops up. Restructuring my spending habits, I was able to “eliminate” my debt reduction plan and save for retirement.

      I now encourage young people to find a qualified Financial Planner to assist them with their own plan. And a tax expert who keeps up with new & current laws. The earlier you start the more settled your retirement will be. I worked twenty-one years before I started a plan. Can you imagine how much more I would have saved? Watch your spending habits. A little Savings goes a long way over time. Enjoy your life and stay in the moment. Find a hobby that will outlast your working years. You can, take up a hobby or fulfill a hidden desire to do something you haven’t tried before. Others may give you hints and ideas of what to do, however never give up your right to choose what you are going to do. One of my hobbies is to write poetry and prose. It was hard to keep working on the same job for a long period of time. After three years I had a struggle with staying on the same on the job since I changed so many times before. I thought I’m over thirty and whose is going to hire me? This happened again on my tenth and twenty-fifth years at DMV. On a break one day this poem came to my mind.

“Insane Could Love”

Of all the places I could work

I chose the DMV

So, when the lines get long, and the customers act like a mob

I remind myself I asked for this job

Because I am not a quitter and refuse to except defeat

I help the sour and bitter in order to get to help the sweet

At the end of every day I thank the man above

For allowing me to work in the office that only the insane could love.

      I was warned about someone who sat still, and soon died. I was warned of others who went out of their gourd and went back into the workforce. I’m not faced with that dilemma because I also have a “life in Christ”. The work that the Lord has begun in my life is yet going on. The Lord has taken care of my financial needs so that now I can function freely in my church and community. Doing nothing means no work force. Now my work is deeds, not for a paycheck. 


"Under The Hats"

By: 1st Lady June Willis

March 8, 2018

      It has been said many times, “The pastor’s wife wears many hats.” After seven years in ministry, I have come to understand that this is a true statement. Who is the woman under the hat? She is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, teacher, entrepreneur, and other roles taken on that come with the ministry and everyday life. These roles are the ones that God has assigned to her. But under the hat there is a human being with a personality, feelings, attitude, and a real sense of belonging.

      Each moment I put on a different hat, it is to fulfill the gift that God designed for me; I must wear it well, I represent him. As a pastor’s wife, I press to live within my limitations and boundaries. In the beginning it was how do you do it, who do you ask for help, or why so much at one time? I was reminded in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that God won’t put more on me than I can bear, and that he will equip me for the work. So I relax and rely on him to dress me in the appropriate hat for the task.

      After the first year, I learned a big lesson quickly; living the way people want you to live is exhausting. Living by their standards makes you fake, a robot, and you begin to lose yourself. I learned to be who God created me to be and that’s just me. I don’t go out of my way to be a people person, caring person, or outgoing because I’m the 1st lady or pastor’s wife; it’s my natural character. I teach because I love to teach, and reach out because I love to reach out, it’s just me. I am human but sometimes people build a pedestal and plop you up on it. You have to dress a certain way, talk a certain way, and all the other stuff they want you to do. You become lost as a person in the hype of all that stuff. And when you don’t bounce to the ball they toss, they begin to label you, talk about you, and even disrespect you.

      There is a hat of resentment that I pray I don’t put on. When the pastor’s wife thinks of all the sacrifices she has to make for the family, and the congregation, she can feel alone and left out. Being overlooked can cause resentment. Sometimes you can be made to feel like it’s just about the pastor and you don’t matter. Then God pinches you and reminds you that after all Jesus endured, He did not resent us.

      The balance hat is one that taught me a humorous lesson. When I was pregnant with my youngest child, a few friends gave be a baby shower. They put a paper plate on my head, and as I began to open the gifts the ribbons and bows were put on that plate. It began to get full and some of the stuff fell off. We would laugh and put them back. I felt like it was a balancing game. God does not expect us to be jugglers. He knows that people and forces will tend to push us to the extreme. Our God is not a God of confusion, but order. I know now and have the confidence that peaceful balanced living is possible. I thank God and my friends for that enlightenment.

There are so many other hats that we can put on or are put on for us. Just stay before the Lord and he will give you a yay or nay as to which one you are to actually put on to fulfill the purpose he has for you.   

Connect to 1st Lady June Willis on Facebook

"Being the Bridge"

By: Evangelist Donna Gordon

Lifestyle of Worship Ministries

April 11, 2018

      There's lots of troubled water in this world. I remember the song by Simon & Garfunkel entitled, “Bridge Over Trouble Water”. It isn’t a “Christian” song but it is my sentiment. We will all agree that we are in troubled times, because there is the very visible kind of trouble: economic and social chaos, poverty, famine, killings, and social injustice of all kinds. All we have to do is turn on the TV to see it. We see it in our own cities and towns, we see as we drive down the road or walk down the street. Then there is the less visible, personal kind of trouble. We all know someone who's had life knocked them down; whether they've been betrayed by a loved one, fired from a job, hurt in an accident, impacted by natural disaster, diagnosed with a serious illness, or involved in emotional or legal drama and don't know how to escape. Some of us have probably felt some of those troubled waters rise around yourself and wondered if there was any help to be found.

      So, what do we do in the face of such overwhelming trouble? We look for bridge that brings us to solutions. We strive to find the ties that bind us where we are broken. Lifestyle of Worship Ministry (L.O.W), whole-heartedly looks to be a part of the solution. We speak and live from our core values of encouragement and integrity. We are grounded in love and faith and charity, even when we, ourselves, are struggling. We strive to be the bridge for physical and spiritual disasters. We look to build a bridge across churches and communities. We try to listen more than we talk, and we pray before we act.

We are the bridge for others.

      We do this by collaborating with other organizations, who can perform health checks, provide Christian counseling, give financial and insurance advice; as well as provide spiritual guidance. We provide a way across the troubled waters so those in need don't have to drown. We can’t be everything to everyone, but we can be something for someone.

      Each of us is unique, and each of us brings our own personality, experience, and skillset to this monumental task of helping others to live with intention and wholeheartedness. Among us are communicators, social engineers, artists, healthcare worker, entrepreneurs, strategists, workers, prayer warriors, encouragers, writers…mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. When we embrace each other's gifts and work together, we create an amazing force for good.

      Therefore, “The Complete Lifestyle of Worship Summit” is necessary. On September 14th and 15th, we will come together in Dallas, Texas to provide bridges over health waters, over economic and financial waters, and bridges over spiritual waters. We have been called to be bridge builders. Isn’t that who God was looking for in Ezekiel 22:30, when He declared, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

We declare that we have been found! 

Learn more about Evangelist Gordon on Facebook, Linkedin, twitter & Instagram 

"S-natch it Back"

By: Lady Cheryl Nash

Gethsemane Church Of God In Christ

June 5, 2019

      There's lots of troubled water in this world. I remember the song by Simon & Garfunkel entitled, “Bridge Over Trouble Water”. It isn’t a “Christian” song but it is my sentiment. We will all agree that we are in troubled times, because there is the very visible kind of trouble: economic and social chaos, poverty, famine, killings, and social injustice of all kinds. All we have to do is turn on the TV to see it. We see it in our own cities and towns, we see as we drive down the road or walk down the street. Then there is the less visible, personal kind of trouble. We all know someone who's had life knocked them down; whether they've been betrayed by a loved one, fired from a job, hurt in an accident, impacted by natural disaster, diagnosed with a serious illness, or involved in emotional or legal drama and don't know how to escape. Some of us have probably felt some of those troubled waters rise around yourself and wondered if there was any help to be found.

      So, what do we do in the face of such overwhelming trouble? We look for bridge that brings us to solutions. We strive to find the ties that bind us where we are broken. Lifestyle of Worship Ministry (L.O.W), whole-heartedly looks to be a part of the solution. We speak and live from our core values of encouragement and integrity. We are grounded in love and faith and charity, even when we, ourselves, are struggling. We strive to be the bridge for physical and spiritual disasters. We look to build a bridge across churches and communities. We try to listen more than we talk, and we pray before we act.

We are the bridge for others.

      We do this by collaborating with other organizations, who can perform health checks, provide Christian counseling, give financial and insurance advice; as well as provide spiritual guidance. We provide a way across the troubled waters so those in need don't have to drown. We can’t be everything to everyone, but we can be something for someone.

      Each of us is unique, and each of us brings our own personality, experience, and skillset to this monumental task of helping others to live with intention and wholeheartedness. Among us are communicators, social engineers, artists, healthcare worker, entrepreneurs, strategists, workers, prayer warriors, encouragers, writers…mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. When we embrace each other's gifts and work together, we create an amazing force for good.

      Therefore, “The Complete Lifestyle of Worship Summit” is necessary. On September 14th and 15th, we will come together in Dallas, Texas to provide bridges over health waters, over economic and financial waters, and bridges over spiritual waters. We have been called to be bridge builders. Isn’t that who God was looking for in Ezekiel 22:30, when He declared, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

We declare that we have been found! 

Learn more about Evangelist Gordon on Facebook, Linkedin, twitter & Instagram 

"Be A Riser: Make A Difference"

By: Evangelist Barbara Riser

The Riser Foundation

July 18, 2019

      There's lots of troubled water in this world. I remember the song by Simon & Garfunkel entitled, “Bridge Over Trouble Water”. It isn’t a “Christian” song but it is my sentiment. We will all agree that we are in troubled times, because there is the very visible kind of trouble: economic and social chaos, poverty, famine, killings, and social injustice of all kinds. All we have to do is turn on the TV to see it. We see it in our own cities and towns, we see as we drive down the road or walk down the street. Then there is the less visible, personal kind of trouble. We all know someone who's had life knocked them down; whether they've been betrayed by a loved one, fired from a job, hurt in an accident, impacted by natural disaster, diagnosed with a serious illness, or involved in emotional or legal drama and don't know how to escape. Some of us have probably felt some of those troubled waters rise around yourself and wondered if there was any help to be found.

      So, what do we do in the face of such overwhelming trouble? We look for bridge that brings us to solutions. We strive to find the ties that bind us where we are broken. Lifestyle of Worship Ministry (L.O.W), whole-heartedly looks to be a part of the solution. We speak and live from our core values of encouragement and integrity. We are grounded in love and faith and charity, even when we, ourselves, are struggling. We strive to be the bridge for physical and spiritual disasters. We look to build a bridge across churches and communities. We try to listen more than we talk, and we pray before we act.

We are the bridge for others.

      We do this by collaborating with other organizations, who can perform health checks, provide Christian counseling, give financial and insurance advice; as well as provide spiritual guidance. We provide a way across the troubled waters so those in need don't have to drown. We can’t be everything to everyone, but we can be something for someone.

      Each of us is unique, and each of us brings our own personality, experience, and skillset to this monumental task of helping others to live with intention and wholeheartedness. Among us are communicators, social engineers, artists, healthcare worker, entrepreneurs, strategists, workers, prayer warriors, encouragers, writers…mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers. When we embrace each other's gifts and work together, we create an amazing force for good.

      Therefore, “The Complete Lifestyle of Worship Summit” is necessary. On September 14th and 15th, we will come together in Dallas, Texas to provide bridges over health waters, over economic and financial waters, and bridges over spiritual waters. We have been called to be bridge builders. Isn’t that who God was looking for in Ezekiel 22:30, when He declared, “And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.

We declare that we have been found! 

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