Back 2 School Prayer for Praying Parents

Back 2 School Prayers For Praying Parents

Your child, grandchild ,niece etc from Pre-K through college need united prayer from praying parents, church members and the community for the issues they face at school and on college campuses. United praying parents along with others can transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. To see Days 1 though 16 go to https://ladyofprayer.com/school-prayers-for-praying-parents; https://ladyofprayer.com/back-2-school-prayerproject-pass/
https://ladyofprayer.com/students-project-pass/

Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.

Accordingly we want to encourage parents and pray for their strength to meet the needs of their child, grandchildren etc. to prepare them for school and to help with homework. 


Here is a short prayer for parents written by Moms International Prayer for Moms but is applicable to all guardians, caregivers and family members:

Dear Praying Mom,

May you know that God’s divine power has given you everything you need for a godly life through your knowledge of Him who called you by His own glory and goodness. From 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)

May our Loving Father bless you as you bring each concern for your child and school to Him in prayer. May you delight in His presence as you draw closer to Him, trusting in His goodness toward you and your family.

Moms in Prayer International


Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

God will surely hear and be pleased at the unity in His Body and for united praying parents.  Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed.


Praying Parents join with PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools lead by the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of Messiah Baptist Church in Detroit, MI . We want you to provide the name of your child, grandchild, niece, nephew etc and their school/ college (Pre-K through college) We will be praying for them all school year long

Please visit the Project Pass daily prayers at the links above. Here are five prayer points for our school and college children for you to pray and then see the prayers listed at the link above.



Day 1- Protection and Spiritually

Lord we pray a hedge of protection of our children, teens and young adults as they return to school grounds and college campuses.( Psalm 91)We pray for a productive school year in a safe environment for our children and youth. Stay the hand of violence, evil and bullying. We pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life. Lord, lead my/our children to trust in Jesus for his or her eternal salvation so that they can be a light at school, the community and everywhere they go. ( John 3:16, 10:28-29)

Day 2- Relationship to the teacher

Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures. Father, may the student, staff, and teachers experience a positive respectful relationship and Your love in profound and authentic ways ( John 13:35) Linda Fegins #PROJECTPASSPrayingAlwaysforStudentsandSchools


Day 12- Learning
Pray that your children will be serious minded and work hard to acquire both secular and spiritual knowledge. Pray that the Lord will bless ______ with clarity as he/she studies. Pray that the Lord help him/her to be diligent in doing his/her homework and school/college assignments. May _____ avoid procrastination and may he/she do his/her work as unto the Lord. (2 Timothy 2:15)



Day 14- Help with Learning Issues-
Lord you are a very present help in a time of trouble. , I pray that any learning issues or learning disabilities of a student will be brought to light and overcome by the right help from teachers, parents and counselors. Lord, I pray that students that are struggling with their studies will be encouraged and their minds strengthened. May they not feel shame or worthless. (Psalm 46:1)


Day 17 – School Systems

Pray: Father, we bring before You the _______ school system(s) and all educational systems and the teachers, principals, school boards, and administrators who are in positions of authority within the school systems(s). We pray for skillful men and women full of godly wisdom to oversee the school system(s) to provide the right learning environment, and that will overthrow detrimental business and educational practices and will execute sound educational practices that are fair and just for all students no matter their economic status or race. We plead the blood over the school systems and schools and declare they are free from the way of evil and free from evil persons in authority and corrupting influences. (See Proverbs 2:10-12, 21-22; Proverbs 18:10;2 Corinthians 2:14)

#PROJECTPASSPrayingAlwaysforStudentsandSchools #Back2SchoolPrayers

Add your child’s, grandchild, nephew, niece name and school/college here:

Action Plan:

1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more. Follow the daily prayer focus.

3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or colleg

Pray fervently, Linda D. Fegins “The Prayer Leader”  copyright 2017, 2018, 2019   LDFaygo@gmail.com

     

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Back 2 School Prayers: Project PASS

Back 2 School Prayers: Project PASS by Linda Fegins

Welcome back if you joined with us on September 1 in praying for students. We begin Project Pass Praying Always for Students and School on September 1 and stated the prayer points for Day 1-5 in the blog post earlier this week .Please encourage others to pray along with you for our children. Let’s unite in praying Back 2 School Prayers and follow the prayer points for Day 5-9 below.

We need to consistently pray united back to school prayers for the protection of our children, parents, teachers, the school board and the entire school system. PROJECT PASS-Praying Always for Students and Schools want to partner with you so we can unite in praying for our children, teen and young adults. Through prayer, families, our children’s lives, and our world can be changed. God will show us how to use the power that believers have within through the power of the Holy Spirit to transform our schools and deliver them from violence, disorganization, and poor administration. Through united consistent prayer, God will give us the power, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity to solve the many school problems that plague our city schools and school board. Through prayer the right leaders will arise to enable the community to come together to take productive and strategic action to transform our educational system and our schools.



Join  PROJECT PASS-PRAYING ALWAYS FOR STUDENTS AND SCHOOLS~ September 1-30, 2019.
Join PROJECT PASS – Praying Always for Students and Schools  for our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools. We will pray all year long for your student and their schools.  State your child’s name, school, college, and age and we will pray for you. You can send them to me at the email below and/or you can also add your child’s name and school/college for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world.

State the names of your children and their schools include College Students

Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers, educators, and school staff in our communities. Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.

Pray for the school your child attends as you drive your child to school. Pray for a school in your neighborhood. Encourage your children to pray for their school and teachers.

PROJECT PASS –Praying Always for Students and Schools will daily provide you with prayers for your child . Below are prayers for four days that you can pray for each day or pray each of them daily. Please submit your child’s name and school. See Days 1-5 in prior blog post

Day 6- Intimacy with God
Draw my children in a personal relationship with You that they may taste your goodness and long for you. Let them know you will watch over them at school and that they are not alone at school when mother and father cannot be there. ( Ps. 27:8 ;34:8; John 14:16-17).

Day 7- Obedience and respect
Lord I pray that my child shall walk in obedience to me as a parent and will be obedient and respectful to his/her teacher, principal and to authority. I pray that he/she will obey the classroom and school rules and procedures. Lord grant my child____________ a wise and obedient heart that will appropriately obey You, me, school authorities and lawful authorities that it may be well with my child.

Day 8- Self-control
Pray that your child will learn self-control and have the discipline to use it in even the toughest of situations. Even a child (________) is known by his/her acts, whether (or not) what he/she does is pure and right. (Prov 20:11 AMP)

Day 9- Purpose
Pray that God’s plan and purpose will be manifested in the lives of your children at school and in the world; that _______ (name child) will do good works at school and in the community. Pray that the learning abilities, skills, and talents will be recognized and nurtured by teachers, administrators, and parents. (See Micah 6:8; Eph 2:10)

Action Plan:
1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.
3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.
4. Pray daily-I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.


Linda Fegins, “The Prayer Leader”  ldfaygo@gmail

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First Day of School

First Day of School Encouragement for Parents. PARENTS Intercessors are praying for you as well as your children. List your name and your children and any specific prayer requests. Share your first day of school experience .Pray for parents and students today

The day after Labor Day around the country usually marks the first day of school for most of our children and youth. It also marks the time that parents have to get ready for the school season and be prepared for the first day of school as well. It can be a stressful time for parents as well.

Shout out to all of the moms and dads sending their kids off to school on the first day of school for the first time or again. Pray for parents.

Back to School Prayer-PROJECT PASS Praying Always for Students and Schools – Pray for our youth as they return to school for protection and for teachers and administrators. Educators Cry out for a hedge of protection around the children, teachers, and administrators.#prayforeducators # #prayforteachers #prayforschools #prayforadminstrators #cryoutforschools #PROJECTPASSPrayingAlwaysforStudentsandSchools

Look at Black men standing outside the school bus to encourage and support our children

Welcome to the First – Third Day of PROJECT PASS: Praying Always for Students and Schools ~ September 1-30, 2019.

Join us ( Messiah’s Intercessory Prayer Team-Attend our Back to School Rally September 28) for the all year long prayer initiative Project PASS for students and schools with a special kick off for our month-long prayer campaign for all students from pre-K to college and other educational institutions and schools . Add your child’s name and school/college . We will pray for your students all year long. We plan a special project of Project PASS for college students.

Parents and the community need to call for united prayer for the lives of children, teens and college students attending schools and colleges around the world. Let’s begin to cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers and school staff in our communities.

Cry out today “Lord bless our schools”, See Lam 2:19 and then also specifically and scripturally pray daily.

. http://hereweeread.com/2019/08/first-day-of-school-prayers-for-children-and-parents-5-day-prayer-challenge.html This is a great article to read by Charnaie

by Charnaie

Action Plan:

1. Join us in praying for our school age children, youth and college students this month. Write the name of your child, teen, and college student, age, and the name of their school and college.

2. Pray daily for our children for salvation, protection, academics and more.

3. Adopt a school to pray for in your neighborhood or in any place throughout your city. Pray for the school of your child ‘s school or college.

4. [Pray daily] I pray in Jesus’ name that every child and every school throughout the world will be covered in prayer.

5. Prayer Focus for today Day 1 and Day 2

Day 1- Protection and Spiritually

Lord we pray a hedge of protection of our children, teens and young adults as they return to school grounds and college campuses.( Psalm 91)We pray for a productive school year in a safe environment for our children and youth. Stay the hand of violence, evil and bullying. We pray that your child will understand the Gospel and learn to apply biblical principles to every aspect of life. Lord, lead my/our children to trust in Jesus for his or her eternal salvation so that they can be a light at school, the community and everywhere they go. ( John 3:16, 10:28-29)

Day 2- Relationship to the teacher

Pray that your child will develop a deep respect and appreciation for his/her teacher and will act respectful of all authority figures. Father, may the student, staff, and teachers experience a positive respectful relationship and Your love in profound and authentic ways ( John 13:35)

Day 3- Relationship to peers

Pray that your child will develop a close bond with his peers at school and at college and that he/she will choose friends wisely. Lord provide my children with friends at school and in the community who are supportive and truthful. Keep them from relationships that provide negative peer pressure and would draw them into temptation and away from You. ( Prov 27:5-6; 1 Corn 15:33)

Please add your children names so we can pray for them and their schools and colleges.

Blessing to parents, students, and the community. Prayer fervently, Linda D. Fegins copyright 2018, 2019#PROJECTPASSPrayAlwaysforStudentsandSchools LDFaygo@gmail.com

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Images are Vital to Your Website by Roberta Gubbins

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FreelanceWhen it was first said, “A picture is worth a thousand words” in 1927, marketers have known that a picture can often help convey the meaning of a complex idea more effectively than a wordy description. For example, an infographic such as a chart or diagram can be used to represent information or data. While the words on your website are important, so are images. Used effectively, images help drive more visitors to your website, promote social sharing, and increase the number of visitors who complete a contact form. Photographs, infographics, cartoons, GIFs, videos, and screenshots can all be used as visuals.

Research shows that websites with images get more views. Pictures act as storytellers, allowing visitors to visualize your firm and its services. They capture the readers’ attention quickly and help them recall the visit later. Other benefits include:

  • Search engines benefits—you’ll show up more frequently in the results.
  • Websites with images get more clicks.
  • Website images fuel social media—pages with pictures are shared more often.

Your website consists of many sections, including profile pages of the firm’s lawyers. If your firm doesn’t have a website, the profile page on the SBM Member Directory can serve for your promotion. Profile pages are the second most visited pages on your site. The consumer clicking on the page is seeking an answer to a legal problem. They are anxious and want someone they can trust. Your photo presents an opportunity to show potential clients that you are easy to talk to.

How can a photo show that you are approachable? Here are some tips:

  • Rather than using a standard studio background, go outside and use natural light. Standing is stronger than sitting, which can look passive unless you’re sitting with a client.
  • Use settings that reflect your practice area. It could be your office or another building that suggests your niche market such as the courthouse (litigator), library (researcher), or a building with solar panels (environmental law).
  • Avoid any setting that denotes a holiday or season if you plan to keep it up for a long period of time.
  • Color tells a tale. Use red, black, and white to convey power; for example, wear a black suit, white shirt, or red tie or scarf. Elder law your niche? Use pastel colors. Environmental lawyers could turn to earth tones.
  • Add a personal touch—include the signage of your firm or show the members of your firm participating at a community event.

As you can see, images play an important role in website and profile creation. They can set the tone for your website, catch a readers’ attention, encourage them to stay on your site for further exploration, and follow your calls to action by completing a form or asking for your business.

Roberta GubbinsAfter years practicing law, Roberta Gubbins served as editor of the Ingham County Legal News. Since leaving the paper, she provides legal content writing for lawyers. She is editor of The Mentor, the SBM Master Lawyers newsletter. Writing as Alexandra Hawthorne, she published a cozy mystery, Murder One in Midvale Corners.

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Encourage and Reflect on Father’s Day

Encourage one another and build each other up” 1 Thess 5:11

Father’s Day does not get the same overwhelming celebration as Mother’s Day. Fathers have an important role in the family and in the lives of their children. This month as we celebrate Father’s Day let’s honor reflect and encourage the father figures in our lives. Pray for fathers, who may not be perfect, but who love their children, train their children, protect their children and have good relationships with their children. I challenge you to share positive comments and reflections about the father, father figures, grandfathers, uncles, mentors and committed men in your life that will encourage them. Please share your story and comments.

Whether we’re celebrating our dads, stepdads, brothers, sons or other father figures in our lives, these men need to hear what a difference their lives and love makes.1 Thessalonians 5:11 CSB reminds us to “encourage one another and build each other up,” and Father’s Day is a chance for us build up the men in our lives and to encourage them. Lift those dads up; celebrate their unique calling; remind them how much they’re appreciated every single day. This Father’s Day we can pray for the special men in our lives spend time with them and remember those who are no longer here.

Reflection

Fathers can be protective strong and stern, yet heartfelt and gentle. They are always there to provide, lend a helping hand, or be our biggest cheerleader A couple of years ago on Radio station 1200 AM in the city of Detroit, John Mason, of Mason in the Afternoon, was asking for positive reflections and comments about one’s father, grandfather or a father figure. One reflection, by a man who called into the radio station to comment, touched my heart. He stated that his father taught him many things by his actions. He said he learned how to be a father and the protector of his family from his father. “When I was about 7 years old I went “trick or treating” on Halloween with some friends”, said the caller. “ A bigger boy stole our bags. All I could remember was seeing a flash go by and jump the fence. Next thing I knew I had my Halloween bag back. It was my father who jumped that fence. He had been watching and covering me all the time”. That story brought tears to my eyes because the actions of the father symbolized the love the heavenly Father has for us in that he watches over us and protects us. For the now grown caller it taught him how to watch over his family. Another gentleman called in and stated he “learned how to respect women because of how he saw his father respect and treat his mother”.

Prayer

We should pray for others. Prayer is a simple gift we can pray for the men in your life anytime and anywhere. Pray for their strength and guidance , spiritual growth , protection and health. Thank God for that father , grandfather or uncle’s presence in your life. Pray for grace and encouragement in their brokenness and in their daily lives.

Remembering:

Honor the memory of fathers who have passed on.Proverbs 10:7 CSB says: “The memory of the righteous is blessed.” Spend time reflecting on the legacy your father left-how did they honor or show the love of God? What did they teach you about life, and how can we pass that wisdom along to others.

Jeanette Johnson’s father has been dead for many years but she talks about her father frequently with love and respect. Her honor and respect for his wisdom radiates from her heart for this man who only had a third grade education, but was full of wisdom , strength, and integrity who provided for his children and adored his wife and owned land and property and feed neighbors who were poor. When she speaks of him you can hear and feel the respect and honor she has for him.

Again I challenge you to share and leave your positive comment and reflections about your father, grandfather, stepdad or father figure. Share the color of the loving, positive, supportive relationship you had with the father figure in your life.

Linda Fegins, The Prayer Leader 2019 LDFaygo@gmail.com

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Network for Success by Pam Perry

Nobody gets to the highest peaks without help from others.

Networking is the identification of relationships for the purpose of sharing information and resources. Taking time for people and communication is the key. Don’t ever get too busy to share information or your wisdom.

Success comes when you hook up with like-minded folks and kindred spirits. Moving ahead often involves reaching out and being willing to give. We reap what we sow.

So, how does one “network” for success?

Here are some practical tips to implement:

  1. Be visible. Dress sharp and snappy. Look like someone others want to know because your image says “success.” Be willing to attend functions alone. Networking expands your circle of influence, builds your personal brand, and garners support.
  2. Give before you get. Sow before you reap. Look for ways to be a blessing. Share information and resources with contacts before asking them for anything. Search for their interests and goals when meeting someone new. Figure out a way to help them.Gather, collect, and distribute info. Position yourself as the “go to” person for ministry information. Provide regular updates about helpful events or books. Use an email database system like active campaign or AWeber to simplify the process and send information attractively.

    3. Write your vision. Make it plain. Make the most of networking opportunities by having eye-catching marketing materials. Have more than a business card when going to a conference or event. Be intentional about your purpose. Have a bookmark or postcard describing your book. Offer a CD or brochure as a speaker.

    4. Demonstrate your sincere faith by being a person of character and integrity. Follow the Golden Rule which says, “Treat others as you want to be treated”, with respect and courtesy. Follow up and follow through. Deliver on your promises.

    So be deliberate in creating partnerships, building relationships and keeping friendships. Make it your intent to be kind, really care about people, treat others with respect and value everyone.
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    #brandingaccelerator #brand🥊

Pam Perry https://www.pamperrypr.com/about/ (note this is not the entire article)

Pam Perry is an award-winning communications professional. She teaches and mentors authors, speakers and entrepreneurs on how to build a platform and attract major media and publishing contracts. She is also the publisher of SPEAKERS MAGAZINE. 

After working with Pam, her clients have been featured on CNN, TBN, The Word Network, Radio One, Oprah Magazine, Tom Joyner Morning Show, Essence, Ebony, Black Enterprise, PBS – and many other major media outlets. Her clients have been offered major publishing contracts, and have created successful full-time careers as “authorpreneurs” earning six-figures.

She has been called by Publishers Weekly a “PR Guru” and featured in many major publications (including several covers), and on more than 100 radio and TV programs. She also has a 20-year career expertise in marketing, public relations and journalism in Detroit; including work with The Detroit Free Press, WNIC, The Edge with Jeffrey Miller, Radio One, Michigan Chronicle, WNIC and TheHUB Detroit magazine.

Known as the master of connecting the right people, for the right project, at the right time – Pam Perry PR works hard to help her clients brand (and get paid) like a superstar.

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Celebrate Women Who Inspire You!

Celebrate Women’s National Women’s History Month – Celebrate women trailblazers in business, the marketplace, civil rights and rebels in law- who have left us a rich legacy of courage, faith, perseverance and wisdom.
Celebrate the great women entrepreneurs, market place influencers or world change agents.

Celebrate the women you admire from afar and near and just “see them”; or just those who have blessed your life, sown time, love, wisdom and support in your life; or the woman you admire because she models the message of Christ because of their fruitful spirit and are Doers of the Word. You admire the way she manages her household, raises her children and takes care of her family and still does what she does; or the woman who is unassuming, but is there when you need her , you can trust her and she can step in at a moment’s notice.Celebrate Your Sister Women Girls who do great things and bless you.

Take Action. 1.Pray for them. 2.Let them know what you appreciate about them. 3. Ask what can you do for them.

Pray for families, children,women and against human trafficking(modern slavery) . Pray that women will be honored in their unique, God created glory;that every kind of injustice toward women will cease; for pornography to be stopped; for protection from sexual violence;that hope be renewed for the beauty of marriage and children;that single women will lay hold of God’s full purpose in their lives.( from Seek God for the City)

Linda Fegins, ldfaygo@gmail.com

 

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My Last Baggage Call Abroad Air Force One Book Tour

 

 

 

Write Now Literary Book Tours is pleased to be organizing a book blast tour for My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One by Glenn W. Powell. This tour will run Feb 22, 2019. Click here to book your own book tour.

Genre of Book: Memoir, Motivational, Military Life and History

 

ISBN-10: 1986878406

ISBN-13: 978-1986878401

 

 

About the Book

Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is about so much more than Glenn Powell’s military journey, but about poignant memories of family, friendships, sacrifices, and love—central to his story is Ronda Holloway, the beautiful young woman he falls in love with in Manheim, Germany, and, who joins him on his life journey as wife, soulmate and mother to their two sons. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL offers readers a glimpse into Sergeant Glenn Powell’s 30-year transformation from the much-beloved boy who seeks more in life…to the man, who discovers it—in adventure, in friendships, and in service to three American presidents. a service he delivered with pride, unquestioned loyalty, distinction and in the end, great admiration.

 

 

 

                       Meet Glenn 

Sergeant First Class Glenn W. Powell (Retired) is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1982 and retired in 2002. During his military career, he served as a heavy vehicle driver, a squad leader, and non-commissioned officer.

 

In September 1991, SFC Powell joined the George HW Bush White House as a chauffeur, and in 1992, was promoted to transportation coordinator for the white house Press Corps, serving in the Clinton Administration.

 

In December 1995, he assumed the duties of transportation supervisor for Air Force One.

 

In January 2001, during his service under President George W. Bush, SFC Powell was transferred to the White House Military Office, Customer Support and Organizational Development where he served as deputy director.

 

SFC Powell retired with distinction from the Military in 2002. He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his service, including the Legion of Merit Metal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received U.S. Service Ribbons for both domestic and overseas service.

 

Glenn and Ronda Holloway Powell have been married for 25 years, and have three sons, Darius, Warren, and Glenn, II. They reside in Virginia. For more information, or to contact Glenn Powell regarding availability for speaking opportunities, please email him at glennwpowell@aol.com.

 

A Soldier’s Story Excerpt

 

Shortly after I turned 18, I enlisted in the army. Around that time, I learned that the young woman I’d been dating was pregnant, so going into the army would be an opportunity to provide for my child. The army sent me to Fort Dix in New Jersey for boot camp training on April 22, 1982. It was the perfect enlistment site for me.

 

Because of the popular television show, Dallas, I had in mind that I wanted to go to Fort Hood, Texas and meet JR Ewing. Not only did I meet Larry Hagman, the actor who played JR, but I also met the entire cast at one of the big Dallas malls. That was in the 80s when the networks spent money to have cast members show up to greet their fans, and when fans could easily get a photo with the stars. Meeting JR had been on my mental bucket list. Later I learned that “Klinger” from Mash and Danny Thomas were both from Toledo, and so I added them to the list.

 

In 1983, I re-enlisted and chose Hawaii as my next army stint. There for 18 months, I’m convinced that the Hawaii move helped me look long and hard at myself and my future. In Hawaii, I decided I needed to better myself. I enrolled at the Wahiawa Community School for Adults and got my high school diploma. My mother was so disappointed when I didn’t graduate from high school, so I did it as much for her as for myself.

 

My long transportation management career began in Wahiawa. I was one of a large number of applicants who applied for a temporary mission of driving for the Sergeant Major for the division. He was the senior enlisted man at the post. I beat out the other candidates for that position. Later, I drove for the one-star general at the post. After that, I returned to my unit and worked as the battalion mail clerk until he left in 1985. While there, I met friends and mentors who would help me decide on my career journey. That same year, I was asked to re-enlist, and First Sergeant Herbert Harris became a lifelong mentor and friend. Sergeant Harris recommended that I choose Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia for my re-enlistment. I remained at Fort Eustis from April 1985 until January 1988.

 

I became a squad leader, and for the next six months, I managed a squad of truck drivers in and around the base. After that, I was set on transportation becoming my specialty, but my career trajectory changed some when I was appointed to head up NCO Training, where I was responsible for the training of 270 soldiers.

 

Around this time, I met First Sergeant Fletcher Walker. He was sent in to straighten out our company, and he did just that. He would stand up at the top of the stairs with his hat covering his eyes but looking down at us. Sergeant Walker was a ‘soldier among soldiers,’ an airborne paratrooper, a Vietnam Veteran who had been shot three times. There was no one more surprised when he chose me to run the training.

 

I knew he had high expectations, and I was determined not to disappoint him. He was the kind of leaders for whom soldiers would fight and die. He was a true hero who taught me how to be a soldier and a man. He shared a lot about life with me. I imitated him in many ways so much that everyone would call me “Baby Walker.” I met his family and it was an honor. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dream Big.Get Started. Do Big.

“It isn’t a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, BUT it is certainly a calamity not to dream.” Benjamin E. Mays- minister, educator, scholar, social activist and the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1940 to 1967 #dreambig #calmitynottodream

 

As we celebrate Black History Month remember -Inventions, financial empowerment, entrepreneurial success, social changes and social justice can be achieved by those of you who make the bold decision to apply your knowledge, your energy and your talent to humanitarian goals. Think of how those we honor today gave to make a difference for others.
If it is encouraging, let him encourage;
if it is contributing to the needs of others,
let him give generously; if it is leadership,
let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. Romans 12:8 NIV
#BlackHistoryMonth #CelebrateGiftsofBlackpeople

African American Victory of Spirit- Black Quotations- Persevere- Don’t Quit
“You never know which key unlocks the safe” . Bryant Gumbel, former Morning News Host #persevere
Success is achieved by those willing to persevere beyond the point where the majority stop and turn back. Today is your day.

God has given you talents, gifts and His Word. Take another step closer to your goal. Hold fast to the hope, the Word, to “doing” your dream if God put it there. (Hebrews 10:35-39)

Just think of the entrepreneur’s influence Madam C.J. Walker.Walker, born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 in Louisiana. She is remembered today as the first black self-made female millionaire in the United States. Through hard work and her witty inventions she amassed her fortune by inventing groundbreaking haircare products for women of color. She also implemented strategic marketing skills .

One of Walker’s best known quotes is “I got my start by giving myself a start.” She was born the child of sharecroppers in Louisiana, and her parents died when she was just 7 years old. She worked as a farm laborer and married her first husband when she was just 14 to leave the dangerous home of her brother-in-law. A widow and single mother to a young daughter at 20, she decided to move to Missouri where she worked for less than $2 a day to afford to get her daughter an education. We can gain many insights from this great entrepreneur

Use the gifts and talents God gave you to bless others and to generate wealth. Dream Big . Pray Big. Then begin to take action to accomplish your dream. Write your goals down using the SMART system (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timeline) and set dates to accomplish the plan. Make the call. Develop a team. Start. Make the call. Write the book.

Prayer: Thank you Lord for the gifts and talents you have provided me. Let me use them to your glory and to bless others.  Let me not grow weary in preparing, in toiling to create the witty invention, to have entrepreneur success and to develop systems that will provide solutions to the needs of human kind. Give me favor and the wisdom and strength to persevere. In the name of Jesus.

The Prayer Leader, Linda Fegins ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright 2018/2019

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5 Smart Reasons Why Authors Should Hire a PR Coach Instead of a Publicist

Pam Perry  Publisher | Award-winning Social Media Marketing Strategist | Podcaster

Have you considered hiring a publicist but their fees are way out of your price range?

Do you need a publicist but you’ve heard the horror stories of “I paid my retainers and got nothing?”

Regardless of the fact that this may all be true, at some point people need to know about your business other than by word of mouth. Publicity has served and still today is the best avenue in getting the word out.

My company, Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., has done full service PR campaigns for the most well-known Christian publishers and authors in the nation from Bishop TD Jakes, Pastor Bill Winston, Taffi Dollar, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, the late Dr. Myles Monroe and Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook + more but we also teach and mentor authors to be their own publicist – to build their platform, brand their ministry.

In our program, we coach you step by step, exactly how to do your own publicity and branding just like the pros. You actually become the publicist for your book and build your “brand” to get media hits and speaking gigs.

 

Let’s check out these 5 reasons why you may want to consider

The Branding Accelerator Program:

#1 – Cost This is the number one reason many authors have turned to PR & Brand Building coaching. The usual fees for a publicist range from $2,500-$5,000+ a month, depending on the publicist and the number of hours required to publicize the business or ministry.

#2 – Customized Plan When you work with a PR coach, your publicity plan is customized just for your book/ministry/business, not some template. We give feed back!

#3 – Media Savvy You will learn everything there is to know about the various forms of media and how to get your business or ministry noticed by them. We give you real media contacts and show you how to find your own too. (Unheard of in the industry).

#4 – Online Tips and Tricks You will learn how to leverage twitter, pinterest, facebook, instagram, youtube, blogs, linkedin and more to build your brand and sell more books. Create online relationships that turn into customers and ministry partners. Learning these free online marketing tools will save you thousands of dollars.

#5 – Platform Building In today’s society there is more than just publicity. You can get leads online via social media marketing, speaking, traditional media…we give you a strategy using all three – easily. It’s all about strategy and having the right resources and vendors. That’s what we teach and give to pull it all together.

So as you see, hiring a PR Coach is a great alternative to hiring a publicist or a public relations firm.

For more info go to: www.BrandingAcceleratorProgram.com

to see what others have said about the program’s results!

It is a self-paced program so you don’t have worry if you can’t make the exact date/times – you set your own schedule. The webinars are recorded and delivered to you via a private portal and you have lifetime access! You get the PR Power Pack workbook, templates, resources, real life examples, guest experts from the media industry, and checklists plus worksheets.

How simple is that!?

Pam Perry, pamperrypr.com

Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc. – Publisher of Speakers Magazine

 

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