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PAUSING TO SPOTLIGHT….CHRISTIAN AUTHOR and SPEAKER – JENNIFER RASH

The Gift of Encouragement

We all need encouragers in our lives, don’t we? Having just ONE person in your life who will speak encouraging words to you makes all the difference in the world. Have you noticed that there seems to be plenty of people who will readily put you down and a real shortage of people who will lift you up? Has it ever dawned on you to be the one who builds and lifts up?

As wives, we need to realize just how much we contribute to the atmosphere in our homes and marriages. Proverbs 14:1 says, “A wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman tears hers down with her own hands.” That is a pretty strong Scripture.

Did I hear you say, ‘Just how can a woman tear down her own home, her own marriage, or her own husband?’  She does it with her actions and most often with her words. In The Path to Becoming a Proverbs 31 Wife, I share about how we as wives can build our homes, our marriages, and our men. I talk about one of the ways we can build our men – it is through our words.

Did I hear you say, ‘Just how can a woman tear down her own home, her own marriage, or her own husband?’  She does it with her actions and most often with her words. In The Path to Becoming a Proverbs 31 Wife, I share about how we as wives can build our homes, our marriages, and our men. I talk about one of the ways we can build our men – it is through our words.

We expect so much from our husbands, but do we ever stop to think about the kind of encouragement that they might need in order to be the kind of men that we want them to be? In order to walk in their role as our husbands, the leaders and high priests of our homes (along with many other things), they must possess the quality of mind and spirit that enables them to face tough challenges, difficulty, danger, fear, and pain. It is not in our best interest to tear down our husband’s spirit. Mental, moral strength and confidence is vital if he is ever going to be the kind of man that you need him to be. Take a moment and ask yourself, Are you your husband’s encourager?

The word encourage comes from the old French word encourager, meaning to make strong and to hearten. This word encourage in Proverbs 31:12 translates as to give support, confidence and hope to, uplift, cheer, promote, nurture, and strengthen. We can be either a great source of encouragement or the initiator of discouragement in our own homes. The word discourage actually means to “turn away” from courage. There are things that your husband will face that will cause him to want to give up, drop out, throw up his hands and quit. It is in these times that we are to examine and be mindful of the words we have been or will speak.


The Proverb 31 wife has developed a skill of knowing just what to say. She thinks before she speaks. Her words are wise words. Her tongue isn’t sharp. Her words aren’t cutting. They are kind. Her words have the power to comfort, soothe, and heal. Often her words reassure. Her words are a source of encouragement and strength. With her support, he can accomplish anything!

There are days when your husband needs you to be that comforting, encouraging voice that he comes home to. Is today that day? As the spring approaches and flowers will bloom, let’s try to give our husband the gift of encouragement and we will watch them thrive!

The right word at the right time is like a custom-made piece of jewelry.” Proverbs 25:11 MSG

Pause and check out my sister friend, Jennifer Rash Christian Speaker and Author of Jennifer Rash Ministries
https://www.jenniferrash.com/
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Pausing To Share…FREE EDUCATION

Pausing To Share… Free education program is for those dealing with adults with mental illness. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is offering a free, eight-session education program for family, partners, friends and significant others of adults living with mental illness.

The course is designed to help all family members understand and support a loved one living with mental illness, while maintaining one’s own well-being, according to a flyer about the program.

The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and other mental health conditions.

The program is taught by trained teachers who also are family members and know what it is like to have a loved one living with mental illness.

The courses will be held via Zoom 6-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Feb. 22. To register, e-mail Alicia Blasingame at alblasingame@hotmail.com.For more information http://ow.ly/p4JR50DlkhM

#BeEngaged

#BeEncouraged

#BeEmpowered

#BeEquipped

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Always Sisters ~ Always Friends

A while ago as I sat prepping for an upcoming event. I came across a nugget and thought I’d share an excerpt with you.

Why can’t women get along, it’s because we are afraid to be vulnerable, afraid to be soft, afraid to be hurt, most of all afraid of our power. So we become controlling and aggressive – vicious.  Why can’t women get along, it’s because we’ve been taught to be bad rather to be powerful. (Courtesy of Iyanla’s reflections).

Pausing With God Ministries is a nonprofit corporation organized to inspire and engage congregations and the community at large.  The Lord has given us a platform to encourage and edify women of all ages. We are partnering with the Body of Christ to break the silence and address uncharted territory. The topic of the day is MENOPAUSE.  It is estimated that as many as 6,000 US women reach menopause every day. The gender makeup of a vast majority of churches and religious groups reveals that there is a higher percentage of women than men attending on a weekly basis.

By the year 2020, the number of women who will be older than 55 years of age is estimated to be 46 million. In addition, with the increase in life expectancy, more women will spend up to 40% of their lives in the postmenopausal stage.  With these alarming statistics, it is vital that we bring awareness, especially to the Body of Christ.   

Along with the physical challenges we face with menopause, many of our sister-friends are overwhelmed emotionally and mentally. Others are trying to dig out off a spiritual drought.  PWGM is your female version of Aaron or Hur, coming along side of a you, holding up your arms, encouraging you one step at a time (Exodus 17:12).

(I do not own the rights to this video)

Our workshops, sermonettes, conferences and shut-ins are presented to encourage, enrich, edify, empower women to love themselves, one another and be all that they were created to be.   For more information, schedule or invite us; email Sheri at PausingWithGod@gmail.com.  

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HELP ME BREATHE

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You never know why you cross paths with certain people, but as time passes you realize it is for some greater good.

That is how my relationship with Cymone is. None of us had any idea back in the 70’s, well she wasn’t born, but her mom and I met back in the 70’s working for the CETA program (The Comprehensive Employment and Training Act).

Fast forward, a few months ago I reached out to Cymone to see if she was willing to write an article for a new project, Pausing With God Magazine. She gladly accepted.

To read entire article, click here, https://pausingwithgod.com/pausing-with-god-magazine-2/

After the first edition of the magazine was published, working with her felt unfinished, I just knew there was another project we were to work on together. Recently we caught up with one another and all I can say is you want to stay tune, 2021 hold some exciting news.

But in the meantime, pause and check out her entire article, https://pausingwithgod.com/pausing-with-god-magazine-2/