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Spring 2020

OUR NEW NORMAL

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* Continue the Revolution * Ideas to Life * 5:17 Challenge * Gorgeous Gains * 20 Questions

Social distancing and staying home to protect ourselves and loved ones.


CONTENTS Spring 2020

ON THE COVER 05 B2B Feed 07

On Your Mind

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Woman Evolve 2020

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Mentor Mail from DeVon Franklin

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Spinach Lasagna Rolls

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5:17 Challenge

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20 Questions

10 Continue the Revolution

contributors

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Kymone Hinds, Life Coach, Ideas to Life

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Mariam Kazadi, Blogger, The Good Fight

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Jhavonne Water, Owner, Georgeos Gains LLC


Spring 2020, Vol. 8, No. 1 Publisher Brittany N. Winkfield Contributors LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

B2B TIP: Stay home. Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Jeremiah 29:5 (NLT) After a long hiatus, we’re back! In these wild times, we are here to encourage you and spread positivity. When we started this magazine, our goal was to be creative and glorify God. Now, we don’t know what the future holds, but we know who holds the future. So, until our Lord and Savior returns for His children, the revolution must continue. How are you quarantining? Send us your challenges, and your joys info@back2basicsmag.com. Stay prayed up fam and may your heart be encouraged.

DeVon Franklin, Kymnoe Hinds, Mariam Kazadi Web Development Marcus Winkfield Advisory Board Tracy Augustin, Philip Baptiste, John Boston, Ramona Davis, Dean Dennis, Juanita Farmer, Kymone Hinds, Marisa Jackson, Timothy Olaore, Donald Rolle, Terri Roston, Michele Solomon, Jennifer Stone Editorial and Advertising Inquiries info@back2basicsmag.com Information is correct at press time. Signed articles do not necessarily reflect the official company policy. Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved. Reproduction in part or whole without permission is prohibited. Back2Basics Magazine is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States of America.

A Christian lifestyle magazine designed to inform and inspire young people in their walk with Christ.

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b2b feed If You Don’t Know, Now You Know

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IDEAS TO LIFE Kymone Hinds, Life Coach| ideastolife.me

WHAT IS IDEAS TO LIFE? “YOU HAVE MORE POWER THAN YOU REALIZE.” - ELASTIGIRL. That quote has fueled Kymone Hinds, in his quest to help people discover the value of the creativity inside of them. In his role as a minister and youth worker, he saw first hand the extraordinary gifts and talents of ordinary people and the potential they had to make a difference. At the same time, too many people were not seeing the value in their own abilities. Kymone set out to help people through telling inspiring stories to bring their Ideas to Life. A weekly podcast was launched in 2016 and relaunched in 2018 for that purpose. From that beginning, Ideas to Life has grown into a coaching and consulting business and now an online community. The goal is to help people to take action on things they’ve always wanted to do - write a book, start a business, create a content channel, or even start a service organization. We believe it is never too late or never too early to start taking action on your dreams. Join this movement of people just like you who are changing their lives and the world by bringing their Ideas to Life. THE COMMUNITY Do you get stuck sometimes? Do you need some support, accountability, or guidance to bring your Ideas to Life? In this community we push and motivate each other to success. Join the Ideas to Life Community to receive training, time-saving tools and templates, group coaching and insider access to people who are doing what you aspire to. CHANGING LIVES ONE IDEA AT A TIME. 6 SPRING 2020 BACK2BASICSMAG.COM


Quarantined BINGO A few ideas to get you through the times

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SHOP womanevolve.com

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Continue the revolution Mariam Kazadi, Contributor

Revolution: a fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something.

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any can relate that 2020 is off to a rocky

start. Covid-19 is changing the world as we know it. With each new year comes new resolutions, right? For me it has always been a very “run-away bride” sort of break up with a passing year. My face bright bursting with excitement of all that is to comes with this brand-new year. With resolutions in hand, gown, crown, and vail on tight, I would race towards the new year not looking back! (Genesis 19:26) The gown being all the wonderful things I want to carry into the next year, the crown being the growth and wisdom I have acquired, and the vail is the guarding of the heart to not make the same mistakes she did the year before (that darn heart lol). (Proverbs 4:23) So, we race, and race and now we’re nearing the fourth month of 2020. Never losing the rest of the 20 pounds or finishing the book or launching that business? Just starting new businesses, new diets, and new books while the unfinished old ones linger in the background…and wait? Does that sound sane? Beneficial or progressive? Not to me. I am deciding to not be a run-away bride during this uncertain time. I would like to tchallenge you not to run either. While we have extra time to reflect, don’t ignore old unfinished mountains you are still climbing. Instead we will kick people, habits, ideas, mentalities out and anything else out of the wedding (being our individual lives) that don’t belong or don’t suit our greater purpose. Unlike the past, we will keep the things we know we still need to finish or face, not forgetting to add them to our new list of resolutions. With flaws and all, we will take vows to live and be all that God will allow. We will get married (to purpose that is) and finish the race, not run a new one every 365 days. 10 SPRING 2020 BACK2BASICSMAG.COM


So, continue to work on the purpose God placed in you until its completed because He will be with you until its completion. (Philippians 1:6) During this quarantine we will grow. We may even fall, but be encouraged it is only to rise again. (Proverbs 24:16). ‘Till physical death do us part, we will accomplish our purpose and that means finishing the work God started in us, so we may continue on to greater works. Oh, and last thing: do not get hung up on your past…I repeat for the fellas in the back *grabs megaphone* DO NOT GET HUNG UP ON YOUR PAST!

The past doesn’t matter when your point is reaching purpose- Adler’s psychology We must be honest with ourselves and only take what we must finish forward. No girl, Jerome can’t come *inserts eye roll*. Kidding. Well, not kidding, because he can’t, and neither can those old ways of thinking and old ways of being! For you, it may be relationships or realities that are no longer fruitful. All that remains for closure and new realties is for us to accept that those old realties have changed or no longer exist and move on. For another person, it may be ways they used to communicate or behave that no longer serve them. Whatever it is for us individuals (Proverbs 139:23-24), we must decide to LET GO and relearn.

It is imperative to our destiny that we welcome change with open arms and open hearts. Ultimately, it’s about taking time and using wisdom. Only take what you must (that goes for toilet paper as well). Only take what will assist you in reaching your purpose. Take friends who support you, finish businesses that you have saved for and done the research on. A business that you have prayed on and heard the answer about, not just childhood dreams that you are distracted with. You know the ones that God never told us to pursue yet we want Him to bless, yeah those must stay in the past. Nevertheless, once we have taken our unfinished projects, promises and processes we MUST finish them. Eventually, if we let go of what we should, pick up what we are guided to along the way, and continue to hang on very tightly to what is necessary for the journey; we will reach our purpose in life. May we finish the unfinished so we can start the unknown and become someone greater than we could have ever imagined! - M.O. BACK2BASICSMAG.COM SPRING 2020 11


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ith all of the things happening in the world around coronavirus, I wanted to send you a quick message about fear...

Fear is a virus, but I'm here to remind you that the Word of God is the antidote to fear and anxiety. Stay informed and wash your hands, but also remember to stay focused on God's promises! Philippians 4:6-7 says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." The Word says do not be anxious, and share your requests with God. As we pray and thank Him, God's peace will fill our hearts and minds. Right now breathe in the faith, and breathe out the fear. Share your requests with God. Also, if you're quarantined or staying home from work, use this time to be productive. Prepare for your dream! Write your book Work on your business plan Apply to that university Revise your resume What's your dream? Stay strong, wash your hands, and remember... YOU ARE LOVED!

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(CHICAGO) – March 17, 2020 - The 2020 Stellar Awards 35th Anniversary Show, in partnership with the Orleans Hotel and Arena, thanks everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to do our best to bring you the greatest week of events in Gospel Music. In light of recent news and the declaration of the COVID-19 crisis as a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), The 35th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards will now take place August 14-16, 2020. Ticket information for all events is as follows: 35TH ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS - ORLEANS ARENA TICKETS ORLEANS ARENA TICKETS (REFUND OPTIONAL) - Tickets purchased for the 35th Annual Stellar Awards at the Orleans Arena and Hotel will automatically transfer over to the new date, August 16, 2020. If you purchased a ticket for the 35th Annual Stellar Awards via Ticketmaster and want a refund, go to your Ticketmaster Account and select the “Refund” button within your order 35TH ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS PRE-SHOW; STELLAR AWARDS LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDY SHOW; AND GOSPEL MUSIC RADIO AWARDS - ORLEANS HOTEL SHOWROOM ORLEANS SHOWROOM TICKETS (MUST BE REFUNDED) - All tickets purchased for the Stellar Awards Showroom events noted above will require new tickets so each will be refunded. We are currently rescheduling those events in the Showroom and all dates and times for the Showroom events are forthcoming. If you purchased a ticket for the Showroom events via Ticketmaster, go to your Ticketmaster Account and select the “Refund” button within your order REMINDER: CANCEL YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS FOR THE MARCH DATES Please contact your Las Vegas hotel to cancel your reservation for the March dates. Your hotel should give you the option for a full refund (if deposit was required) or you can transfer dates (pending availability) for the August dates. Central City Productions/The Stellar Awards is not responsible for any cancellation fees or lost deposits you may incur from failure to cancel your reservations by the deadlines imposed by each hotel. Please follow our accounts on social media @thestellars and check our website www.thestellarawards.com for updates from Central City Productions. It is our hope and prayer that with quick community action, we can do our part toward the solution of this global problem. We encourage our families to continue to keep the mission of the Gospel music community at heart and support each other with prayer and responsible preparation through this trying time We thank everyone for 35 years of support of the Stellar Gospel Music Awards and we look forward to safely celebrating this special milestone with everyone soon! Don Jackson, CEO Central City Productions

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t isn’t the subject of too many love songs or romantic comedies. But with the COVID-19 causing coronavirus pandemic, “social distancing” is becoming the new norm.

Social distancing is a public health strategy attempting to prevent or slow the spread of an infectious pathogen like a virus. It includes any method to keep people physically separate from each other because physical proximity is how many pathogens go from one body to another. This includes isolating people who are infected, quarantining people who may have been infected, and keeping people separate from each other in general. For good reason, the coronavirus pandemic is socially distancing us, but public officials must be careful that it doesn’t disenfranchise us, too. It’s smart for government bodies to postpone or cancel public meetings. It’s unimaginable to think that someone might get critically ill at the local zoning board because someone else was allowed to bark about their neighbor’s nonconforming fence. However, the official response to many higher-profile, decision-making opportunities has been less than stellar. 14 SPRING 2020 BACK2BASICSMAG.COM


10 Ways To Keep The Coronavirus Away 1.

Don’t hold or attend large meetings or gatherings.

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Avoid rush hour and any situation that tends to attract many people.

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Do not go to necessary places like the grocery store or the laundry room

during peak hours.

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Don’t go to workplaces, schools, movie theaters, sporting events, or other

higher mixing areas.

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Don’t shake on it, hug, or kiss.

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Be careful with public pens and other such things.

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Stay away from activities that involve close interaction.

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Don’t get too close to others.

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Stay at home as much as possible.

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Avoid the crowded areas in a room.

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Spinach Lasagna Rolls

Everything you love about lasagna: pasta, spinach and sauce, plus three kinds of cheesiness, all rolled up into one perfect bundle of gooey goodness.

Ingredients • • • • • •

4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Cream Cheese, softened 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained 1-1/4 cups Mozzarella Cheese, divided 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese 6 lasagna noodles, cooked 2 cups Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce

Directions 1. Heat oven to 375ºF. 2. Mix cream cheese, spinach, 1 cup mozzarella and Parmesan until blended; spread onto noodles. Roll up tightly. 3. Place, seam sides down, in 9-inch square baking dish; top with sauce and remaining mozzarella. 4. Bake 30 min. or until heated through. Recipe source: https://www.myfoodandfamily.com/recipe/113340/

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Work it out

Gorgeous Gains LLC | @gorgeousgainsfitness

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5 17 Challenge How do you pray in a pandemic? Nirup Alphonse, Pastor, Lifegate Church

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 If we are honest, praying in times that are difficult does not come easy to us. Yet, God’s Word reminds us to “rejoice, pray and give thanks” in all seasons. In this message Pastor Nirup encourages us how to pray during a pandemic with the “frequency and intimacy of heaven.” One of the reasons we are often reserved in praying is because we have an internal fear that Gods wants something from us. The truth is - God wants something FOR US! Challenge - set your alarm for 5:17 twice a day and when your alarm goes off take a moment to pray,

“God show me what you have for me.”

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01 How are you quarantining? ------------------------------------------------------------------------02 Are you being a good neighbor? ------------------------------------------------------------------------03 Do you still have 2020 vision this year? ------------------------------------------------------------------------04 What’s your dream? ------------------------------------------------------------------------05 Have you prayed today? ------------------------------------------------------------------------06 Is social distancing fun? ------------------------------------------------------------------------07 Are you anxious? ------------------------------------------------------------------------08 Were you at #ClubQuarantine? ------------------------------------------------------------------------09 What’s better than family time? ------------------------------------------------------------------------10 What’s the last thing you did before Covid-19? ------------------------------------------------------------------------11 What’s the first thing you’ll do after Covid-19? ------------------------------------------------------------------------12 What is your top priority? ------------------------------------------------------------------------13 How many challenges have you done? ------------------------------------------------------------------------14 Are you exercising? ------------------------------------------------------------------------15 Who is on your prayer list? ------------------------------------------------------------------------16 Can you work from home? ------------------------------------------------------------------------17 Are you essential personnel? ------------------------------------------------------------------------18 Will the world ever be the same again? ------------------------------------------------------------------------19 Have your eating habits changed? ------------------------------------------------------------------------20 Have you thanked God for your life today?

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Back2Basics Magazine - Spring 2020  

B2B Tip: Stay home. Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Jeremiah 29:5 (NLT) After a long hiatus...

Back2Basics Magazine - Spring 2020  

B2B Tip: Stay home. Build homes, and plan to stay. Plant gardens, and eat the food they produce. Jeremiah 29:5 (NLT) After a long hiatus...

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