‘This is a broadcast message from my nana… Mask, don’t leave home without it!’
#beengaging #becouraging #beempowered #teamolive
#beengaging #becouraging #beempowered #teamolive
This is the season for graduations. While graduating from school (any grade) is a huge accomplishment. Graduating in the Lord is priceless.
On Sunday, May 31, 2020; Reginald L. Simmons (our dad), moved his tassel to the left front side of his cap.
This is so surreal as Saturday, May 30, 2020; he gave me a to do list when he would be one in that number, singing – “When the saints go marching in”.
There is so much I can say about him. We were working on his book and so I find it fitting to share the draft of the last page.
First of all, I would like to thank and praise God for my time here on earth. My heath and strength are still pretty good. I have plenty to be thankful for, my children and their children.
Life has been hard at times but looking back it was worth it all. I have a great family and at this time would like to enjoy all of you. At my age, I can look back and see how good God has been to me and my family. Some have gone on before me. So, I ’m looking forward to joining them when the time comes.
May God grant me time to see some of the young ones grow and if not, my prayer is that they grow and have a blessed life!
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Pausing With God Ministries (In remembrance of Reginald Simmons)
In lieu of flowers, to honor Reginald (Reggie) Simmons life and legacy, you can make a tax-deductible donation either by using this link or mailing donation to: Pausing With God Ministries P. O. Box 9172, Fleming Island, FL 32006.
For a full obituary, https://www.hkhfuneralservices.com
One day I’ll be able to share the entire testimony of how our friendship began… until then here’s a snippet of how the Lord used her to encourage me.
I called her to wish her a happy birthday, as we are FaceTiming I noticed she’s out taking a walk and unbeknownst to her she ended up encouraging me.
Most of you that know me have no heard how one of the items on my bucket list is to run a 5K. We caught up with the latest and after hanging up the phone, I realized that this challenge doesn’t have to be completed in the eyes of the public.
So I laid aside every weight that so easily beset me and hit the reset icon on my C25K app and off I went into the neighborhood.
Starting off with a brisk five-minute walk warm up, alternated with 60-seconds of jogging and 90-seconds of walking; wrapped up with a 5-minute cool down. Mission accomplished in 30 minutes and it feels so good!
As I sit here gulping down some water, I am aware of what is going on amongst us, but I remind myself that wisdom doesn’t equate to bondage…I pray God-give all of us creative ways to be encouraged.
Maybe it’s in the simple phone call to a family member or a friend.
HERES HER REPLY…BE BLESSED!
Sheri, our friendship has spanned over 23 years. Over that time, We’ve laughed, cried, and prayed together.
My fitness journey originated out of a place of profound hurt and pain yet little did I know that GOD would use it to heal me and encourage others like you my sister.
Thank you for sharing this snippet of our friendship and love for one another. I love you 💕
Today is the last day of the year, and everyone is busy preparing for New Year’s Eve. In a few hours, it will be 2020, a new decade, and many of us will be launching our New Year’s resolutions. But honestly, after a few weeks, we often give up…Why?
Keeping these resolutions requires us to consistently take action every day to achieve the goals we’ve set. That’s why, throughout this week, I’d like to invite you to discover 7 healthy, holy habits (that I routinely do as well :-)) to start the year off right!
Sometimes we rush, head down, into action to achieve our “goals,” complete our “projects.”
What if, on New Year’s Eve, God were to challenge us through this verse? “Be still, and know that I am God!…”
(Read Psalm 46:10, NLT).
Courtesy of “A Miracle Every Day”.
Be blessed and remember that God is with you every day!
Our time together revealed: (1) Women want to belong. (2) Women want authentic relationships. (3) Women want to impact their world around them.
We celebrated ‘over 100 Women’ and the release of our new book: A WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE THE MINISTRY OF MY MOTHER.
This labor of love has been designed to be a blessing to woman of all ages: REVIVING, RENEWING AND RESTORING RELATIONSHIPS!
Sheri Powell and PWGM is also available for seminars, conferences, evangelistic outreaches, youth events, prayer shut-ins, Bible studies, workshops and book signings and so much more. For more information or to book Sheri for your next event send us an email.
About 30 years ago, our Pastor gave my mother and I a prophetic word from the Lord. He shared that we would have a “model relationship” one that others would look upon and desire. If I went by what was going on at that time it would certainly seem as though he had missed God.
At the age of 17, I left home and to try my hand at adulting. Over the next few years there was little to no communication between my mom and me. However, this did not stop my mother from holding onto what God had spoken regarding us. You see she is a mighty woman of God, one who believes in the power of prayer. She was relentless in prayer for me as she held onto the word of God.
“It is hard trying to find some semblance of normalcy, while waiting to see what might happen next.”
I just love this first chapter. You have no idea how hard it is to write a review when you are privy to only one chapter! But the first indication that it was going to be good was that I did not want to stop reading, I even requested to read the next chapter!
From the first paragraph, Sheri has fashioned the female lead as relatable and warm. She nervously jokes with her husband and goes on a short time later to pray for a safe flight home even though she knows there may be disaster to come from a looming storm.
“Though she found him, her father was still absent. Her sorrow remained and the void had ‘no name.”
“Before I begin to read Chapter Two “None Given”, I’m overwhelmed with emotions as I didn’t know what to expect. It’s been 10 years and 2 months since “Ma” passed, and I’m saddened by the fact that it’s been that long, yet excited for the chance to revisit her existence as she was such a phenomenal woman whose light shined so bright.
As I began reading, the words on the paper were a blur from my tears flowing like a faucet. I had to pause and ask God to help me make sense of the words that I wanted to share…
“As I was going through her belongings, I found a birthday card that she never got to send me. I opened the card and it read.”
This chapter starts with thought provoking questions about how well you know your mother. It closes with questions that inspire a mother and a daughter to take off the mask, be deliberate about getting to know one another.
Sheri and her mom had a relationship that blossomed over time. Her mom was encouraging and continued to speak even after her passing; in the cards and letters that Sheri discovered.
Sheri was blessed to witness her mom grow in the Lord. But it was the journals that her mom left behind journals that revealed things her mom’s heart that she maybe didn’t get to all-together see. This chapter made me curious, I’d like to get to know a mother figure like hers.
Thank you, Sheri, for letting me read this selection. Your truth really touched my heart.
-Rebeca Flores Clark
“Despite your praying and your encounter with God, are you still afraid?”
I find myself, almost daily, reflecting on the many similarities I share with my older relatives, and how much my personality has been shaped by them. Whether for the good or bad, if we are not careful, we will live our lives through their shaping, and not that of the Lord. We can take on traditions and ways that are in keeping with family, rather than within the borders of God’s Word.
Sheri’s book helps us stay, or for some return to the place where we fully identify with the Lord and recognize the differences. Reflecting is good and helpful; “remove not the ancient landmarks” according to His Word. With that said, our eyes are set on what lies ahead and taken together we can better live a fuller life. No more fragments; no more limits or uncertainties. Sheri’s book will help clear that path, for many.
-Pastor Sandra Cedra
“There are a lot of traditions that are passed down from one generation to another that are worth preserving.”
Three little words, such volume spoken here. What a blessing to have such sweet insight into one’s mother’s heart. A legacy of her love and faithfulness for the Lord, in her valley or on the mountain top experiences.
Every now and then, we look back and wonder what will our legacy will be? Have we made an impression upon our children’s hearts. This chapter makes one consider writing down some thoughts or being deliberate about making memories that will outlast us?
Even though it’s years later, it is profound to see where the spark started. Three little words, “I love you”, “A mother’s love”, “A Father’s (God) love” and “A Daughter’s love”.
DeLorise had that figured out and passed it on to her precious daughter, so she would pass the baton to the next generation.
“When Mom was finished, she stayed awake while I read my notes from the beginning to the end.”
What a warm and touching display of love and loyalty. Not only to the Lord, but within a mother & daughter relationship. I think it was a wonderful idea to parallel the story of Ruth and Naomi. Your writing is teaching the Word and life experience. Not only did your mom display her loyalty through her faith, but your relationship with her exhibited the loving heart of Jesus. One that stands beside us through all things.
I am reminded that we never have to be alone. Both, your mom and you displayed a sacrifice that is contagious. You devoted your time and love to her and she sacrificed her life to care for you. This memoir shall birth love and I pray reconciliation.
If that doesn’t sound like Jesus, I don’t know what does. By and large, this chapter grips at the heart strings and made me anxiously desire to read the next chapter. Well Done!
“…each of us will become all we were created to be – Woman of Excellence.
“Wow”, “wow” was my constant exclamation as I read through this. I am touched by your mother’s heart for others, despite her own pain and struggles. I am also touched by how much Jesus suffered to procure for her eternal life in Him. Amen, what a witness!
I can identify with the shaping process outlined in this chapter and my spirit jumped and leaped when I read the conclusion of the matter – my God, beauty for ashes! What an exemplary example of answered prayer, when a mother ‘s and a daughter’s prayer is heard.
How Should A Breast Self-Exam Be Performed?
1) In the Shower
Using the pads of your fingers, move around your entire breast in a circular pattern moving from the outside to the center, checking the entire breast and armpit area. Check both breasts each month feeling for any lump, thickening, or hardened knot. Notice any changes and get lumps evaluated by your healthcare provider.