Empowerment Spring 2022

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Different Phrases That Changed My Life By Carlin Armstead


Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Carolyn Armstead (My mother) When I was born, I had an impaired left hand and arm. I believe, knowing I would have to live with it, that my mother instilled in me early in my childhood, that there would be challenges and that people would treat me differently. So, this quote is my foundation for dealing with challenges due to my physical appearance. It is also what keeps me grounded and motivates me to move forward.


Jeremiah 29:11 (New King James Version) During times when I don’t know what, how, or when to do something, this Biblical scripture encourages me to know that there is a plan and purpose for my life. It also states I have a mission and that I will live until it is completed.


I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 (New King James Version) This is another Scripture that inspires me to not only try, but to accomplish that which God ordained for me to achieve spiritually, emotionally, and physically.


A mother's love is stronger than distance, more powerful than time and can transcend the grave.

“For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Tyler Perry

Luke 1:37 (New King James Version)

My mother transitioned from this life to her heavenly home almost 13 years ago. She is still with me in my heart. Her love is forever present. Love doesn’t end at death. As this quote states, it transcends and grows stronger, despite the gulf of separation that bridges mortality and immortality, and Earth and Heaven.



For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

The Lord gives me His strength in situations that may seem impossible. Since God is Omnipotent (all powerful), nothing can stop Him. So, as I live through and strive to be like Him, He transforms my strength into His strength by the Holy Spirit. I became a new creature in Him when I accepted His Son Jesus Christ into my life.


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