The Church of God in Christ (COGIC) will celebrate its 65th annual women’s international convention crusade May 25 – May 29 in Minneapolis.
[caption id="attachment_24403" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]A man who has friends must show himself friendly (Proverbs 18:24). If I believe this proverb to be true, then I must ask myself the question, “Am I showing myself friendly?” The ability to be friendly is in our sphere of control, and it will have a direct impact on our sphere of influence. The ability for others to approach us can and will impact our relationships. Because of this, it is necessary that we address the subject of showing ourselves friendly.
Motivational Moments: Take time to pause: Be grateful for the beauty in the journey that you’re on now
[caption id="attachment_24401" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Today was another day of focusing on what’s most important in my life. I do this so often to reflect on the beautiful things around me that I may get to busy throughout my week to notice. For instance, sometimes I forget how wonderful my family is and how patient they are with me. I am a very busy person sometimes with all of my writing and working that there are times when I have to just pause and thank God for all of my wonderful blessings.
[caption id="attachment_24332" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Spring is in the air, which also means that the marriage season is upon us. Marriage should be honored by all (Hebrews 13:4). This means that marriage is an honorable estate and should be welcomed and celebrated with love and admiration as its corner stone. “And this provides a good picture of how each husband is to treat his wife, loving himself in loving her, and how each wife is to honor her husband” (Ephesians 5:33 MSG). Everyone should honor and respect the institution of marriage.
Motivational Moments: Tell someone about your dreams: Become that person you always dreamt you would be
[caption id="attachment_24330" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]What is wrong with saying how you really feel to someone? What is wrong with admitting that you want to do things differently than you usually do? What is the problem with confessing that you are ready for a life change and you are ready right now? These are the questions that I ask so many individuals when I hear them say that they are not pleased with where they are on their lives journey.
[caption id="attachment_24247" align="alignleft"]PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Mat Hayward – Fotolia.com[/caption](StatePoint) Spring is here and with it comes a great day to celebrate moms. If you’re watching your wallet, you may be in need of some great ideas for celebrating Mother’s Day. As it turns out, some of the most thoughtful gift and activity ideas are the most economical and easy to plan.
[caption id="attachment_24236" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Although many of us celebrate Mother’s day, we may not know much about its history. Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and the mother figures in our individual and collective lives. This is celebrated in different ways. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, or some other act of appreciation.
[caption id="attachment_24234" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]Stop right where you are and think about that one dream that is always on your mind, but you’ve given up on it for one reason or another. Maybe you dropped out of college many years ago and the thought of going back and finishing has always been in the back of your mind. Or maybe you always wanted to move out of your current town but fear has paralyzed you into staying. If any of these scenarios remind you of yourself or someone you know, then I am here to tell you that it is never too late to finish what you start.
[caption id="attachment_24166" align="alignleft"]stockvault.net[/caption]As a member of the Minnesota Black Chamber of Commerce (MBCC), I am always happy to share events that positively impact our community. MBCC will host its fifth annual golf tournament on Monday, June 8th, at the Heritage Links Golf Club in Lakeville, MN, to raise funds in support of its college scholar’s education fund and program initiative. Golfers and non-golfers are encouraged to support the chambers’ event by coming out to enjoy a fun filled day of golf, celebrity appearances, a BBQ buffet, and games/prizes. Student golfers will be paired with business leaders to demonstrate their skills as golfers and practice networking. BBQ buffet and awards reception following the golf.