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… Continue reading Pausing With God presents Woman Of Excellence Mother & Daughter Brunch
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.… Continue reading PWG Highlights – Tonia and mom
It isn’t a coincidence that this next story is being published near Mother’s Day. It is one that is near and dear to my heart, this is a subject matter like menopause, one that is whispered about behind closed doors. We do hope that you will be engaged, encouraged and empowered to learn more about… Continue reading PWG Highlights – Aleka and mom
"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… Continue reading Book Review – Chapter 1: The 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… Continue reading Book Review – Chapter 2: None Given
"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… Continue reading Book Review – Chapter 3: Do You Know Her?
“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… Continue reading Book Review – Chapter 4: What About You?
"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… Continue reading Book Review – Chapter 5: These Three Words
"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.… Continue reading Book Review – Chapter 6: Restoration
"...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… Continue reading Book Review – Chapter 7: It Is Finished
There is a poem by Teresa Mahieu that I choose to help give you a snippet of my mom, Lula Alexander. The beauty of a woman is not in... the clothes she wears, the figure she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from her eyes,… Continue reading PWG Highlights – Cynethia and Lula Bell
Intercessors In The Making We entered class as strangers and left as sisters in Christ! Class is dismissed and we are Intercessors for the glory of God! What Happens When Women Pray….watch out!
A Woman Of Excellence - Sylvia Dowdy Aging has given me a clearer understanding of the ups and downs of being a mom. I know that I could never have walked in her shoes. The strength I have as a woman, mother, friend and Christian, is rooted and fueled from Sylvia Dowdy (my mom). As… Continue reading PWG Highlights – Angela and Sylvia
Truly it’s not over until God says so. As I look over my life; I can say that I AM BLESSED! Where the statistics speak negatively regarding the lives of those raised by teenaged parents I can say with authority, NO, not me! We know the negative story that the world tells of children who grew up in poverty and in homes with parents addicted to drugs; I can firmly say, by the grace of God, that’s not my story!
STANDING IN THE GAP Standing in the gap for her 8 beautiful children and grandmother to twenty of the most joyful and jolly rugrats is our matriarch, Angela R. Tunsill. My siblings and I are close in age, but this never seemed to be a challenge for our mom. We all felt and still know… Continue reading PWG Highlights – Tiffany and Angela
For most of us as adolescence we were told about puberty, menstruation and pregnancy; but not about menopause. It’s humorous that it took us almost 12 years to get to puberty and only 12 consecutive months to confirm that we are menopausal. Menopause is the time when a woman’s menstrual period ends. Menopause is considered… Continue reading I’m Not Alone
It is something to lose someone any time of year, but I say a special prayer for those who have lost a loved one during or around the holiday season(s). The other day, we were jolted by the news of another childhood friend had passed away. Though we hadn’t kept in touch, it was ironic… Continue reading Thankful
Save The Date Mother & Daughter Brunch Someone asked what's the Mother & Daughter Brunch all about. In 2001, after having been a volunteer at a local Boys and Girls Club for a while, we saw that there was a lot of untapped talent in the youth we were mentoring . We came up with… Continue reading Save The Date
I will assume there are several women out there who are like me who prefer a female OB/GYN. My reason though it is humorous now, was not funny at first. My story began, years ago when I was a KIDS Church leader. It was time for my annual check-up and so off to the doctors… Continue reading Dr. Who?
Pausing to take this opportunity to spread the word and raise awareness. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness. Breast cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. The good news is that most women… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness
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… Continue reading Breast Self-Exam
Years ago, when I began experiencing several symptoms of menopause I was afraid to talk to anyone for fear that they would think I lost my mind. But the opposite was true, it wasn't until I began sharing ...that I realized I am not alone.