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Contents IMG's Top 10 and Espa単ol Top 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Bishop Ronald F. Kimble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Make It Count by Farris Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Who is KNEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 National Coalition of 100 Black Women . . . . . . . . 12 Jessica Reedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Men's Health... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 2011 GospelNOW Fest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Cover Story Choosing Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Rethinking MakeUp by Safia Michelle . . . . . . . . . . 28 Fashion Forward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Jonathan Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Are You Hindering Your Child's Education? . . . . . 34 Is The Death Penalty Really the Answer? . . . . . . . 37 GHATES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 GospelNOWChef

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Bishop Father Of Ronald F. The Faith: Kimble by Chris Walker

Bishop Ronald F. Kimble, Sr. is by far one of the Generals of Faith in the Orlando community. He has been pastoring for more than 34 years in the historical City of Eatonville, Florida, the oldest black municipality in the United States. The Life Center Church, affectionately known as the Healing Touch Ministry to millions through inter-national television and radio programs, is home to over 3,000 members and 6 churches located in Ocala, FL, Titusville, FL, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Liberia, West Africa, Uganda, Africa, and headquarters in Eatonville, Florida. I got a chance to sit down with the Bishop and ask him about his ministry, his life, and legacy. I've had the great opportunity of knowing you for over 15 years, and you have been an example of integrity, character, and stability. How important is it as a pastor to have these traits? Integrity, character, and stability are all a pastor has going for himself, and it takes that to have a balance in ministry. When and how did you know that preaching was your calling? Your calling as a pastor is something that a man knows. It’s just like a man knows when he is hungry, because God has given him the desire for things that are going to benefit him. When he is hungry, he knows it, when he is sleepy, he knows it. So it is when God calls a man, he knows it, how he possesses it is something different. You have been pastoring for more than 34 years. Is there anything you would have done differently? Yes, I would take ministry to be something that is not greater than a man’s own personal life and his family. If I had to re-do something, the only thing I would do differently is that I would give more time to my family. As many young pastors are been raised up, what advice would you give them early in their ministry? Every man starts on a journey; and I would advise a young pastor to know what the destination is before he starts out on the journey. It’s not just starting a church or staring a ministry, it’s about a destination. Where are you headed? All ministry ends somewhere, and it must be the place where God has chosen. www .G ospel NOW. net 6

A few years ago, you had a difficult time in your life as you lost your best friend and wife, Lady Elaine Kimble. How important is it for pastors and their spouses to work together in ministry? Pastors and their spouses work together in relation to their calling and their understanding of each other. My wife never was a pastor, because that was not her calling. She worked with me in relation to my calling. My wife was given to me, and I was given to leadership over the church. Some pastors have their wives [serve] as pastor, and that’s what they want and not what God wants. It is important to work together in relation to each other’s responsibility. You are the founder of the Life Center Academy and 6 Churches. You have a daily radio broadcast and a weekly national television broadcast. How do you find the time to do all of this? Well, having committed people that God has given to the ministry allows me to do all the things that God has called me to do. I have committed people who have been with me, some 15-30 years. We are a "Ministry-Driven, Staff-Supported Ministry." What legacy do you want to leave for this generation? My legacy to this generation would be to leave a foundation for them to build on. Those who come behind me will not have to start where I started from, but start where I left off. The Life Center Church 407.628.3229, Ext. 12 63 East Kennedy Blvd. • Eatonville, FL 32751 www.thelifecenter.org • info@thelifecenter.org


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“Sometimes No is Necessary”

to be the rescuer to our family. Sometimes they need to sat across the table one day from a gentleman who I experience consequences. If we always bail them out, they consider to be a mentor of sorts to me in the business never learn how to avoid the world. Many of the things I aspire to do, he has already How many of us spend so much time on the situation in the future. In the work force, workers become done many times over. His “side items” of life that we miss the main thing(s) that burnt out because they fear name is Anthony Butler, the President of the E3 Business we are here for? Too often, we let feelings of guilt they will lose their job if they Group. He asked me a number and obligation be the driving force that makes us drain do not take on all of the other “extra” work the supervisor of questions about all of the ourselves trying to be the rescuer to our family. puts on their plate. I am not things that were going on in advising anyone to be belligerent or disrespectful; but there my professional life. I began to tell him about all of the is a point where you cannot be effective at your primary job exciting opportunities that had been presented to me on because you are busy doing all of the other stuff. I have all fronts: motivational speaking engagements, television always been told that people give more work to those they and radio appearances, graphic design and printing, and trust can get the job done. That is fine but there is a tipping my new shirt line (P.I.M.P- Prayer Is My Priority). He point where one person can no longer run back and forth smiled back at me, congratulated me, and then spoke some trying to keep all of the plates spinning. It is inevitable that of the most penetrating words that could be uttered in that sooner or later plates will begin to crash and break. moment. “Farris, great things are happening in your life. Keep going; but now you have to be careful of overload. I don't believe we are completely oblivious when this As the world becomes more and more aware that you is happening to us. I believe there is an internal alarm that are multi-talented, more and more opportunities will be subtly goes off, that tells us that our lives are off course. brought to your door and laid at your feet. The problem is Too often, the fear of people's opinions and our unhealthy that it does no good to have all of these abilities but limited desire for acceptance rings louder in our ears than our effectiveness, because you are overloaded. From here on internal alarm. Because of this, we continue to wander out, you must choose wisely.” His timely words resonated aimlessly through life along a path that others have created in my heart like Reveille at sunrise. for us. The key to overcoming this is to learn a simple principle. “Sometimes no is necessary.” A woman stood in her kitchen one day preparing a big meal for a dinner party. She labored for hours cutting How many bad relationships might we have avoided sweet potatoes, preparing pie crusts, seasoning cabbage, if we had kept this principle in mind? “Sometimes No is squeezing lemonade, and brewing tea. Before she knew it, necessary.” How much frustration could we have avoided the time had come and the guests began to arrive. Everyone if we stopped trying to make up for previous mistakes commented on how delectable the cabbage looked and how with our kids and realize that, “Sometimes NO is still wonderful the yams smelled. They looked forward to her necessary”? How much money could we have in the delicious lemonade and southern sweet tea. But something bank right now, if instead of buying frivolous items we was missing. That was all that was on the table. She had remembered that “Sometimes, no is necessary.” A new neglected to prepare the salmon and rice main dish that she year is right around the corner. We cannot continue to was so famous for. Her dinner party went terribly wrong do the same things and expect different results. If we are because she had made a fatal error. She had given so much going to win at this thing called life, we can never forget attention to the sides that she missed the main course. that for every yes, “SOMETIMES NO IS NECESSARY.” How many of us spend so much time on the “side items” of life that we miss the main thing(s) that we are arris ong here for? Too often, we let feelings of guilt and obligation "Traveling Light and Making It Count" be the driving force that makes us drain ourselves trying

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Who is

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is a faith based organization made up of a consortium of churches located in the inner cities of Orlando working together to support our community. It is our mission to organize a community movement that is supported by local businesses and leaders in which solutions to the epidemic of violence is discussed so that we can begin the process of transformation. K.N.E.C. organization was very instrumental with the decrease in crime within the Pine Hills Community. We are working diligently with local police officers, citizens, city officials, business owners and churches to ensure businesses are protected from crime; and we are also working on early intervention and prevention for those who commit crime against citizens. K.N.E.C. is spearheading this effort to bring the community to a positive point to stop the killing and start living in our Central Florida community. We no longer want the stigma of crime controlling our streets. It is time to make a transformation and bring everyone together - - to K.N.E.C. K.N.E.C. depends on the contributions of its volunteers and the support of the business community to make its goals possible. Our fourth rally was held Oct 15, 2011 at the JMART Plaza with the support of many sponsors in the community. We are always supported by government officials, police officers and business owners. It is the community coming together as one team, as we seek to lower the crime rate by caring for each other in the Orlando community. K.N.E.C. meets every 2nd Saturday at 9:30 A.M. at 5928 Gilliam Road. For more information, call 407-721-4817. Or write us, or visit us online at: K.N.E.C 5928 Gilliam Road Orlando, Fl 32818 For more information, please feel free to contact Bishop A. L. Helligar at 407-721-4817 www.knecus.com 10

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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women (NC100BW) is an outgrowth of dedicated African American Women. In the winter of 1970 in New York City, 24 Black women, (led by visionary Edna Beach), began meeting in their homes to assess the problems and opportunities left behind in the wake of the turbulent 1960's. As a result of their meetings, the founder, Ms. Beach, formed the Coalition of 100 Black Women. In 1981, they decided to create a national organization to expand beyond the boundaries of New York City. Today, NC100BW consists of thousands of progressive women of African descent who represent 63 chapters in 26 states and the District of Columbia, and whose commitment to gender-equity and socioeconomic advancement drives meaningful change to benefit women of color. The Central Florida Chapter was installed on November 13, 2010 with 25 members. We currently have a total of 31 committed and dedicated women. The Central Florida Chapter represents six (6) counties - Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola, Brevard and Volusia. Our mission is to advocate on behalf of Black Women and other women of color through national and local actions, and strategic alliances that promote leadership development and gender-equity in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment. The first year for the chapter has been very gratifying; the chapter was the recipient of the Chapter of the Year Award for Public Policy from The National Coalition at the 2011 Biennial Conference. The award was given to the NCBW100 Central Florida Chapter for The State of Florida Legislation Day. The organization, along with several partnership alliances mobilized to Tallahassee to meet with our elected officials and speak on behalf of several issues. The chapter also received Best Practice and Model Program Award for the Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy Prevention Program, which was instrumental in the National Coalition of 100 Black Women receiving a $100,000 grant to further promote the program with other chapters. NC100BW YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW: STANDING AS A VISIBLE FORCE; HEAR OUR VOICE, SEE OUR WORK, AND COME ADVOCATE WITH US!!!!! THE NATIONAL COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN CENTRAL FLORIDA CHAPTER

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Jessica Reedy By Chris Walker

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ince her runner-up status on the Season 3 Finale of BET's Sunday Best competition, the name Jessica Reedy has been on everyone's lips in the Gospel arena. Her brand new CD entitled, “From The Heart,” on Light Records, marks the national album debut for the soulful voice of this distinctive artist, a wonderful and thoughtfully arranged set of songs that will make even those unfamiliar with her name sit up and take notice. We got a chance to talk to Jessica, affectionately called “Sweetie pie,” about her journey into the gospel music industry and here’s what she had to say. Hey Miss Jessica! In the words of Wendy Williams ”How you doing?” Jessica: lol, I'm doing wonderful. Thank you for agreeing to sit down with us. You have finally released your 1st CD and it is #1 in the Country on the gospel charts. How does that feel? 14

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Honestly, I don't know how it feels, because I really feel regular. I use to envision this day when I could say "my album is #1 in the country." I saw my self excited, jumping around, floating on cloud 9 for the rest of the year. But no, I don’t feel that about being #1 on the charts, I feel that way about my Dad (God) who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I ever envisioned. I’m more excited about the fact [that] god even sees me to bless me, you know? (Smiling) How was your experience on Season 3 of Sunday Best, and have you stayed in contact with those who were apart of that season? My experience on Sunday Best was amazing!!! I was surrounded by amazing people who cared about me. It was a family. We prayed for and with one another; it wasn't a competition, at least not for me. I was just happy to be there amongst great people and talent. I felt unworthy to be around such individuals; and though we


you, who can stand against you?" Because god has been walking with me, in front of me, and behind me, I'm covered; therefore, nothing can stop me but me, not people. I use to think [that] people could get me places, but it’s been god, and it will always be god who allows doors to open for me. What advice would you give to that person who is aspiring to fulfill their dream as a recording artist? I would first ask the aspiring artist, “why are you doing it? What is your goal?” And if their answer is vain and about self-promotion, I would tell them to ask god if this is what he would have for them to do? When god paves do not talk everyday, we check on one another the way, the way is easy; but when we pave the even if it’s just dropping a text message saying way, it is very hard. So, "I love you, that’s I would tell them to ask all.” When God paves the way, the way is their creator "what did The Album title is easy; but when we pave the way, it is you create me to do, “From the Heart,” very hard. So, I would tell them to ask and who am I suppose why was that title their creator "what did you create me to to help?" chosen? do, and who am I suppose to help? As you continue to My Dad (God) has build as an artist, been so amazing what do you want to me. He rescued me, and saw me when I your legacy to be? thought I was ignored and forgotten. I read in I want to be remembered as a woman who the scripture where it said "that from the heart would give and do anything for god. I want to reaches the heart," and I want to reach God’s be known as the person who just loved Jesus heart. I want every conversation with him to and wasn’t afraid to listen to him and obey. I be honest, and I know the heart doesn’t lie. So, am extremely passionate about other people when I talk to my God, it’s from my heart. knowing that Jesus loves them. What are some of the collaborations on this What’s next for Jessica Reedy, any upcoming project? tours? Well, I collaborated with some amazing Lord willing, there will be upcoming tours; but producers: Warryn Campbell, James "Big Jim" honestly, I don't know the details of my future. Wright, Chuck Harmony, Deon Kipping, Tony I didn’t plan this far, so as god tells me to move, Homer, Claude Kelly, Mali Music, Dave Caton, I'm going. As he gives me and my team new Leon Brown, James Clark; and some of the best ideas, we're going to act on them. We are singers in the world, Ms. Faith Evans, and the following god's lead on this. (Smiling) soul seekers. God gave me ultimate favor. There you have it Orlando, don’t forget you What is one of the biggest lessons that you can see Jessica Reedy Live in Concert on have learned on this journey into the Gospel Sunday Nov. 27th @ 6pm at the Life Center Music Industry? Church in Eatonville Florida. RSVP @ The biggest lesson that has really come to life for me is when the scripture says "if god is for Facebook page: Sunday Best on Sunday night. www .G ospel NOW. net

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t is understood that women by nature are strong, nurturing caregivers who are often the backbone of the family unit. What is not often understood is the important role that these nurturing caregivers can play in improving the health status of the men in their lives. Men’s health issues don’t affect only men; they have a significant impact on everyone around them. And because women live longer than men, they see their fathers, brothers, sons, and husbands suffer or die prematurely. Women are in a unique position to be able to help fight the obstacles men face in getting the health care they need. At this point, the women are probably thinking, "I already do more than my share of the laundry, the cooking, and the childcare. Can’t he do anything for himself?" Of course he can. But there’s a good chance that without some gentle pushing from you, he won’t. So it may be up to you. More than half of premature deaths among men are preventable. By educating yourself about potential male health problems and passing that information on to the men you love, you may be able to save a life. And by encouraging all the men in your life to realize that even the smallest symptoms can sometimes be serious and may need to be discussed with their doctors, you’ll be helping them take a more active role in their own health care. Working women understand the difficulties men face in taking time off to get to doctor’s appointments all too well. Women can also relate to the tendency of many men to put their family’s health above their own. However, the obstacles men face in admitting health problems to a doctor can be surprising or seem strange from a female perspective. Most men are taught from an early age to cope quietly with pain instead of telling others about their ailments. Being told, either by family or peers, that big boys don’t cry over skinned knees often leads to reluctance to seek medical attention for 18

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I already do more than my share of the laundry, the cooking, and the childcare. Can’t he do anything for himself ? health afflictions decades later, especially if symptoms are related to sexual health or not plainly visible. Not all health problems have symptoms that will be noticeable to a man’s partner. Even men who are the picture of health can be in a losing battle with prostate cancer, diabetes, or other silent killers. The best way to detect these kinds of illnesses is by getting regular checkups. It is suggested that women try to bring their partners into the “family health schedule” if he feels that seeing a doctor when nothing is visibly wrong is a waste of time or money. When the father sees the rest of family getting physicals every August, he might be willing to join in order to help set a good example for the children. As inconvenient as it may be, the fact that young women often have to go to a physician for reproductive health issues such as birth control, common infections, or prenatal care means that women are aware of the need to visit a health care provider regularly. Although doctors suggest that men begin getting annual Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests in their forties, men in their twenties can take advantage of free health screenings to form good habits and build trust with their physician. Monitoring the results of individual tests is clearly important, but watching for changes over time by comparing regular exams that begin at an early age can be much more telling. If your partner is not keeping track of the test results, you can mention that both men and women need to keep a lookout for changes. Ask your partner to help you review family medical history and talk about upcoming doctor’s appointments with each other. If you have any concerns about his health, you can ask him the day before the appointment to ask his physician about them. Write questions or key words down as you talk about them, and give him the list before he goes. He might appreciate the concern, and getting questions ready ahead of time can help make the most of the trip to the doctor. If the men in your


life are medically uninsured which can be a barrier to them seeking timely health care services please visit www.pcanorangecounty.com to receive information on affordable health care solutions for him and the entire family. In addition to regular doctor visits, self-checks are a crucial and easy way to protect your and your partner’s health. Despite their name, self-checks are much more thorough when done by a partner. For example, skin cancer in men is predominantly seen on their backs, which of course, is much easier to be seen by a partner. Getting your partner involved in your self-checks and being involved in his helps insure that they become a routine. If the men in your life continue to avoid getting medical attention, the following approaches may help: Find health providers which have weekend and evening appointments or have offices close to his work. Schedule simultaneous appointments for the both of you and make fun plans to do something together afterwards. Find out whether he is more comfortable seeing a male or female health care provider and make sure he’s seeing the one he prefers. On a related note, try to avoid physicians who tend to scold. Recruit male friends or relatives with good health habits to help reinforce your message.

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Gently remind him that his children will be influenced by the example he sets when forming life-long health habits. Decide on an exercise routine that involves, and is enjoyable to, the both of you. If necessary, make the exercise out to be something for you that you need his support for even if it’s primarily for his own benefit.

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WELL DONE! Gospel Now has done it again.

Thousands of Central Floridians, local and national artists, and vendors galore made up the first Gospel Now Fest at the Central Florida fairgrounds, focusing on strengthening the ties of community collaboration and cohesiveness. Community service agencies informed us, bounce houses jumped us, vendors enticed us, food vendors fed us, and worship leaders led us in a powerful afternoon of praise and worship. The well-rounded family event caused thousands to stand, sit, and lean for hours under a canopy of rhythm and gospel. More than a concert, it was an experience to remember; and the buzz is still being heard around the region. Headliners, Deitrick Haddon and Martha Munizzi wowed both young and old, with feverish pitches and a progressive praise that could not be contained. Orlando’s own, Martha Munizzi, “made it loud,” before a crowd of praisers who were postured for the presence of God. Psalmists Madelyn Berry and Larue Howard paved the way for the progressive praise, while Justin Felton and the PRAYze Team, along with Javis Mays, Polk County’s Lunsford Sisters, and a host of others rocked the fairgrounds with rhythms of faith. Echoing the praises of God took center stage, as residents from around central Florida represented diverse communities, cultures, and places of worship, alongside one another. The Divine Praise 20

Dancers, Women of Worship, and PHAZE II Mime danced, praisers celebrated, and AJ and the band played on. By the time national recording artist, Deitrick Haddon, known around the globe as DHaddy, and now Pastor D, reached the stage, the crowd was more than ready to “Stand Up with that Holy Ghost Power.” The energy, excitement, and passion for praise resonating from the lakeside stage drew festival attendees to their feet, never to return to their seats for the evening. DHaddy reminded GospelNow Fest attendees that “We Love Him (God) Like We Do” because “God is Good.” Every Jones High School and UNCF Orlando volunteer strengthened the vision of GospelNow Fest with a diligent, persistent, and pleasant heart for service. Much love and appreciation continues to go out to event visionary, Mercier “MERT” Smith, his wife and life-partner, Coretta Anthony-Smith, the entire Anthony-Smith Law team, Darren Spencer and Morris Management, STAR 94.5’s Monica May, comedians Rod-Z and Steffon Vann, every sponsor, every vendor, the entire GospelNow team, and every single one of you. In the words of Psalmist Martha Munizzi, “make it (your praise) big, make it loud, and take it all around the world!”


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Choosing

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astor Sharon Riley is no stranger to the Central Florida community; as she spends her days and many of her nights on Ivey Lane at the southwest area’s Agape Perfecting Praise and Worship Center. Growing up only a stone’s throw from the church that she now pastors, Pastor Sharon has witnessed first-hand, the gradual evolution of the cityscape on the Westside. “Strangely enough, time has passed; but there are so many things in the area that are only mildly different,” comments Riley, as she reflects on her childhood walks to and from school in the city’s 6th district.

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lives, as she is often found volunteering and serving in the community that is now home to the thriving congregation. Anyone remotely connected to her can testify of her love for children, as she states, “they


are involuntary by-products of environments and experiences beyond their control and understanding.” Aside from her passion for empowering youth, she strongly believes that one of her life’s purposes is to strengthen and encourage the hearts of women. Coming out of a recent time of meditation, Pastor Sharon shares what she believes is a mandate for her life. “The Lord said to me, ‘heal the women, and the church will be healed.’ This didn’t sound strange at all, because the majority of the church universal is physically comprised of females. Women have a tendency to carry a lot of emotional baggage and residue from the events and experiences in life. Besides that, when God made us, He gave us two X chromosomes; making us extra extra. Hence the saying, “if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” We can shift atmospheres with our attitudes. Women are very powerful in presence. We know how to distract, divide, discourage and destroy. The scripture tells us that a woman’s fury is worse than hell’s fire; and that a wise woman builds her house, but a foolish woman plucks it down with her own hands. When we are writhing in perpetual cycles of pain, it affects everything and everyone around us; our homes, our relationships, and even our worship. I just believe that if we could really embrace the healing that God has for us as women, and become liberated from yesterday’s bondages, that just maybe we can let go of the tattered bandages that we have used to hold ourselves together for years. I am hoping and praying for a season where sisters can be sisters for real; where there are no underlying motives and schemes. I believe it is the pain of a woman’s past and the disappointments of her present that often set her up to be angry and bitter. As a result, she sometimes becomes trapped in her own venomous world, poisoning everything in

her path. She didn’t want to be this way; and unfortunately, she did not learn early enough how to prevent her heart from becoming so cold. So, I take what the Lord said to me seriously. I don’t have the ability to heal women, only God can do that. My responsibility is to lead them to His presence so that His transforming power can revolutionize their lives. Sometimes I do that with a gentle hand, and sometimes it is with firm correction and guidance; as some must be snatched out of the fire. I love my sisters, and I think we are all beautiful, and that recovery is possible for every single one of us. That’s where ‘I Choose Life’ comes from. God has given us options. In every experience, we have options concerning how we will ultimately be affected. Horrible things happen at times, but we still have the responsibility of choosing to either be better or bitter, vicious or victorious. The choice is ours. I have faced those options in a couple of different seasons in my life. I had to ask God to protect my heart, to not let me hate, to keep my mind. I’ve put my face in the carpet many days, asking God to cleanse my heart, and He did. I am not the exception, but what God has done in my life, considering some of my experiences, is exceptional!” November 10-12, 2011 at Rosen Shingle Creek (9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32819), Pastor Sharon is hosting what she believes is a conference that will “touch the heart of God, and heal the hearts of women.” Her sincere prayer is to see women healed. You are invited to join the gathering by registering at www.agapeppwc.com, or by calling (407) 2936264. Evangelist Joyce Rodgers, Apostle Janet Moragne, Jonathan Nelson, Javis May, and a host of others will come together for a powerful time of fellowship and faith-strengthening deposits. www .G ospel NOW. net

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his fall’s makeup must-haves are so exciting! Ladies, it's time to go into your makeup bag and pull out color! From eye shadows, to lipstick and even nail polishes, color is in. The way to pull off these looks is simple and effortless. Starting with eye shadow, choose one color, like a brilliant purple, or vivid green or your favorite shimmery gold. Focusing on your eyelid, use a stiff eyeshadow brush to pat the color over your entire eyelid, next use a round blending brush to blend the color into your eye crease, but don't go above the crease as this will cause the eyes to be too dramatic. Women who have brown eyes will love these colors as they will bring out your eyes best! Next my favorite of all the makeup trends is lip color, lipsticks and lip glosses. The best shades for fall are pink and red and they look gorgeous on just about everyone! I know red can be a little scary but if that's too much, then try pink, it's close to most women's natural lip color and can look a little nude; but don't be afraid to go a little bit bolder, because this season, color is in!

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Fashion Forward When thinking about fall, we think about deep, reds and bold colors. Just think about burgundy, bronze, golden brown, and redorange. All of these colors, amongst many others are great for this fall. With that being said, DO NOT take these colors to heart. It’s like makeup, if you have show-stopping eyes, you may want to avoid bold lips. This balance will prevent you from looking like you should be wearing a jester for a hat. The colors I look forward to wearing this fall are neutrals, specifically beige and brown, with a combination of bolder colors like orange, purple and green. I would personally use beige and other neutrals in shoes: pumps, flats, and booties. The perfect accessory I would use this fall is scarves. Fall colors could actually make for great outfits if you play your cards right. Instead of your typical forest green, why not try deep teal, bamboo, a greenish combination of lime green and mustard yellow, or a sap green, which depending on the shade, could be as light as lime green and as dark as teal. I personally love the idea of adding a bright color in the midst of “serious colors,” like in picture #1. Instead of red, try brick red which has more of a rusty undertone, raspberry red or even royal purple. It’s so easy to get stuck in the same old thanksgiving theme colors, orange, brown, and burgundy; but by playing with different color substitutions, you can really make your outfit unique this fall.

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Better D ays with

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ike the steady progressions of a major chord, Jonathan Nelson has seen a crescendo in his life in recent years that has landed him on a broader plain, with “Better Days” ahead. Many know him as the fresh-face of contemporary gospel music, while others know him as the master-composer behind such great tunes as Donald Lawrence’s “Healed,” and Youth for Christ’s “The Struggle Is Over.” The Baltimore-native, now making his home in the sunshine state is on his way to Orlando, November 10th as the guest Psalmist at the “I Choose Life” Women’s conference at Rosen Shingle Creek, hosted by Pastor Sharon Y. Riley.

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Most great minstrels, composers, and musicians evolved to a place of greatness. Where did the development of the minstrel in you begin?

around me changed. Restoration of my faith, financial growth, and restored confidence in GOD soon followed.

My development began at my father's church, Greater Bethlehem Temple in Baltimore, MD. There, I sang, played the organ, directed the choir and learned basic biblical principles of what it means to be a praise and worship leader. I also studied music at Morgan State University under the leadership of the late great, Dr. Nathan Carter.

The prolific prose presented in your compositions provokes praise, while strengthening faith. When you start composing a piece, how does it all come together? Is it the message that takes center stage, or the music (rhythms, beats)?

A few years ago you were a little-known composer, and now you’re everywhere. Were there any markers in your life that indicated a shift was on the horizon? My first SHIFT came when I met my mentor, Donald Lawrence. We connected some years ago while I was doing some background singing for him. He saw greatness in me and helped to further develop the gift of composing that God has given me. I shared with him some music that my singers and I recorded. He was very impressed! This was the moment he first heard “HEALED.” When he heard the song, he instantly told me that he was going to record it. I've not been the same since! As you take your praise global, what do you see as the common thread that unites the hearts of worshippers in the diverse regions where you travel? I think that the common thread is the Love for Jesus Christ; and the fact that no matter what our culture, denomination, color, or ethnicity, we are ALL created to give God worship. Whatever territory, region, country, or continent God takes me to, I will always remind everyone in my path that God is amazing, thus we need to give an amazing God ALL of our attention and worship! I remember reading an article that stated you lost your job with a software company almost 10 years ago, and out of that experience powerful lyrics were birthed. What were your thoughts about your life and life in general, that led to some of those chart-topping, award-winning compositions? I actually don't know what I was thinking other than, GOD I need an answer. GOD I need a way out. GOD I need a breakthrough. I didn't realize at that time, that part of my breakthrough and miracle was already IN me. The songs that were birthed had the remedy that my emotions and finances needed. Once I began to write and record those songs, literally EVERYTHING

Songs come to me [in] different ways. Sometimes the melody, NO lyric, or vice versa. Other times, the song will come without any hesitation. The message ALWAYS takes center stage. I realize that I preach, prophesy, empower and encourage through my songs. The messages in song may be simple, yet the intent is to be potent. Once the message is clear to me, the other things follow (beats, etc). You are a phenomenal worship leader whose passion for God’s presence is evident each time you stand on a platform. What message would you convey to worshipers around the globe about our responsibility to lift up the name of the Lord? In short, worship LEADERS must be the LEAD worshippers. We must have no reservations or restrictions when we LEAD worship. Relationship with God is crucial. Spending time with Him and reading your word are KEY elements NEEDED to lead worship. That position is a warfare position. We fight through so many issues; our personal issues, sound/technical issues, feeling the cares and the weight of the audience while you're leading worship...and many, many more. So, I encourage all worship leaders to have a healthy prayer/communication life with God. He leads us into all truth. I can't navigate my way through any worship experience without the guidance of the Holy Spirit. There's much more that I could share, BUT this is the short version. LOL I believe audiences and worshippers are asking for more of the authentic worship that you’ve consistently released in your previous projects. What can we look forward to hearing from you, and when? I don’t have a "when" just yet, but I’m hoping to release a new CD in 2012. Each listener can look forward to hearing more intense, heartfelt worship songs in the future. God Bless you all for your time!


by: Xenia Bailey

Parents are you Hindering your Child’s Education? Working as an educational consultant, professor, and business owner, I have noticed a disturbing trend amongst our youth. Recently, I participated in a local ‘College and Career Day’ that targeted middle school students to expose them to career pathways. This event was held at a local university, with participants from public and private colleges, career and technical centers, and community colleges from around the state. At this event, I talked to the students about career and technical education and asked them to read information from the provided brochures. Shockingly, many of these children could not read, and the one’s who could were reading at best, on a third grade level. How are parents allowing their children to be promoted without having basic skills like reading? I know many want to place the blame on teachers, but teachers lay the foundation, which has to be reinforced at home. Daily, I receive calls from parents complaining about their children not doing well in school and blaming the teacher and administration. However, when asked what they have done to foster their child’s education, parents’ typical response is “I send them to school every day.” Parents, that is not enough! You have to make sure they complete their homework, reinforce what is learned at school in the home, and be involved. I understand that some parents cannot help their children with some of their assignments, but there are free tutoring and mentoring programs available to all-aged children. Also, there are free tutoring sites online, college students providing tutoring for degree completion, and churches and community centers with after school programs that provide tutoring and homework assistance. So, what can you do to help in your child’s education? I recommend using the three E’s: Expose, Excite, and Expect. Parents often do not realize that exposing their children to different cultures and surroundings is a component of education. I understand that most families in this economic climate cannot afford a family vacation; however there are many state and city parks, and community cultural events that can expose children to different aspects for little to no money. Parents, if all else fails, taking children to the library can be a vacation of the mind and imagination. Children have a tendency, just as do adults, to partake in activities that excite them. Many children believe that school and learning is boring because teachers and parents do not correlate the relevance to their lives. For example, a 34

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teacher may have covered the respiratory system; a parent could reinforce that topic by demonstrating if the lungs have blockages, just like a clogged air filter in the car, oxygen/air will not flow freely. The analogies do not have to be elaborate but should help your child understand the concept. Think most scientists and entrepreneurs who have created products to enhance our lives, created life-saving devices by mimicking natural phenomena. Finally, parents you have to expect excellence and not mediocrity. Parents should ask about what is happening in school to stress the importance and significance of an education, as well as set benchmarks for your children to work toward. Additionally, parents please ensure that you provide your children with the tools they need or reach out to your State Department of Education. Normally, State Departments of Education hold supply drives, which are supported by employees and local businesses who donate books, backpacks and computers. If you have to use these resources, consider it a hand-up and society’s investment into our future. Parents, let’s start today to Expose, Excite, and Expect so that children are able to contribute to society and be productive citizens. It is with parents expecting and demanding more that the educational crisis our children are facing will change. If you would like additional information or have any questions, Mrs. Xenia Bailey can be contacted at 866.483.2926 or emailed at info@legacyoflifeobituaries.com. Planning a College and Career Day for students please contact Mrs. Bailey if you would like any promotional materials or would like her to be a speaker or participant in the event. www.legacyoflifeobituaries.com info@legacyoflifeobituaries.com 1.866.483.2926 twitter.com/LegacyofLife


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iS tHE dEATH pENALTY rEALLY tHE aNSWER? BY Alisia Adamson • Oxymoron: kill people to show killing is wrong? • Violation of Constitutional Rights…cruel and unusual punishment • Costly for taxpayers

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he Bible reads, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” Similarly, let a judicial system that is without flaws use death as a penalty. The recent execution of Troy Davis in Butts County, Georgia has drawn attention to a long standing controversial aspect of our justice system…the Death Penalty. The United States remains in the minority of nations in the world that still uses death as a penalty for certain crimes. Many people see the penalty as barbaric and contrary to American values. Others see it as a very important tool in fighting violent, pre-meditated murder. No matter your view on the death penalty, the fact that history shows that innocent people have been exonerated and in some cases even put to death, should raise a major concern regarding the appropriateness of the death penalty.

Pros of the Death Penalty • Provides crime deterrent • Gives closure to families of victims that have suffered • Prevents our system from showing more sympathy for criminals than victims • Modern crime science including DNA can eliminate almost all uncertainty • Gives prosecutors a bargaining tool • Battles overpopulation in the prison system • Provides justice for families who have lost a family member • Cons of the Death Penalty • Risk that an innocent person can be put to death

• Clogs judicial system with appeals and additional procedures • Jury members can be reluctant to convict if death is a possible result • Doesn’t bring back the victim Since 1973 at least 138 people have been released from death row as a result of evidence of their innocence. There is no way to tell how many of the over 1,000 people executed since 1973 may have been innocent. Courts are more reluctant to entertain claims of innocence once the defendant is dead. The bottom line is that our system is not perfect. The fact that we sentence people to death in a system that has proven to make mistakes in the past is disturbing. The day that the judicial system is without flaws may be the appropriate time to consider whether or not the death penalty is an appropriate punishment. However, until that day, sentencing people to death in an imperfect system is an injustice to all mankind. Alisia M. Adamson is a partner at Hylton, Adamson, Watson & Moore, a full service law firm with offices in Central and South Florida. Attorney Adamson specializes in criminal defense. We offer free consultations, and can assist you in any legal matter. You may contact Attorney Adamson at 407-802-3223 or on the web at www.hawmlaw.com.

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120 E. Colonial Drive Orlando, Florida 32801 407.802.3223 www.hawmlaw.com

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The year that could have been lost

Just because of $16.25 The story of a little girl in Jeremie, Haiti

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fter a long and exciting day of speaking with different groups of high school students in Jeremie, Haiti about the vision, mission and different programs that the Global Haitian Advancement Through Education & Sports (GHATES) is working on; God was about to test my instinct and reaffirm my foundations for GHATES. I was about to call it a day when out of the corner of my right eye, I noticed a little girl. She sat across the street in her uniform, on a step by herself, in a daze during school hours. A STRONG spirit came over me and thrust me to talk to her. She was a “bel tifi” (beautiful little girl) with big eyes that seemed more than sad, they were hopeless.

(Actual picture of when I saw her)

with her hands, embarrassed to go with me so her classmates wouldn’t tease her. With her name and her picture, I went to the school and paid her tuition.

(Kerlose’s tuition receipt)

I learned that she had been allowed to attend class the entire year without paying, but could not take her final exam until she paid. Her tuition was 650 Gourdes, equivalent to $16.25 for the year. Thank God I was at the right place at the right time with the right attitude. Otherwise, she would have failed first grade, not because she was not smart enough or didn’t have the desire; but, because her parents could not afford the $16.25 annual tuition. All across Haiti, thousands of children like Kerlose are being denied basic education and

Her name was Kerlose and she was in the first grade. “You should be in school,” I said. “They sent me home,” she replied. “Why,” I asked. In a soft, shy and innocent voice (hardly making eye contact) she said: “they send me home because I did not pay.” I promised to pay her tuition if she took me to the school. “NO” she said, while covering her face 40

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opportunity because their parents can’t afford to send them to school. As the founder of GHATES, stories like these and the opportunities to positively impact children in Haiti, drive me. Haiti’s children are its future, and must be fought for. As a Christian and a father, I believe Kerlose and many others deserve an opportunity to be educated. At Kerlose’s school, I had a great time with her classmates. Unfortunately, Kerlose could not be there because she was too embarrassed to go back to school that day. This year, GHATES collected hundreds of school supplies including backpacks, pencils, notebooks, etc... These items have been shipped to Haiti, and will be distributed to students like Kerlose and her friends. I would like to personally thank City of Orlando Commissioner Samuel B Ings, the Orange County Fire Department, GHATES staff, my family, and many other friends, for their generosity! Together with GHATES, let’s “UNLOCK the Door to Opportunities,” so all children in Haiti can go to school, build their self-esteem and have a chance for a better life. With your generosity and God, nothing is impossible. If you would like to send us a donation, or want to know what you can do to help, please contact us: Global Haitian Advancement Through Education & Sports

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You can also call Marc

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Perfect Turkey

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Recipe of the Month

Directions Rub the turkey inside and out with the kosher salt. Place the bird in a large stock pot, and cover with cold water. Place in the refrigerator, and allow the turkey to soak in the salt and water mixture 12 hours, or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thoroughly rinse the turkey, and discard the brine mixture. Brush the turkey with 1/2 the melted butter. Place breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 onion, 1/2 the carrots, 1/2 the celery, 1 sprig of thyme, and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables and thyme around the bottom of the roasting pan, and cover with the white wine. Roast uncovered 3 1/2 to 4 hours in the preheated oven, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180 degrees F (85 degrees C). Carefully turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time, and brush with the remaining butter. Allow the bird to stand about 30 minutes before carving.

Nutritional Information Per Serving Calories: 663 | Total Fat: 33.8g Cholesterol: 211mg

Ingredients 1 (18 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed 2 cups kosher salt 1/2 cup butter, melted 2 large onions, peeled and chopped 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 sprigs fresh thyme 1 bay leaf 1 cup dry white wine

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Gracias A Dios THANK YOU LORD

FOR THE DROUGHT IS OVER AS WE HAVE CLIMBED THE ROUGH SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN OH LET US KEEP ATTAINING AS WE REACH THE PILGRIMAGE PASSAGE OH WHAT A MESSAGE TO THE MASSES THAT GOD WILL SUPPLY ALL OF OUR NEEDS ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY OH WHAT A STORY AS THE PILGRIMS ON PLYMOUTH ROCK CAN SHOW THE POWER OF HOW GOD SHOWED OUT AND SHOWED UP WITH THE COLONISTS WHERE THERE WAS NO NEEDY AMONG THEM ON THAT COLD WINTER SEASON OH IT IS THE SEASON TO THANK THE LORD AS THE PILGRIMS CAN TEACH US HOW TO SOW THE SEEDS IN DEED AND WATCH IT GROW AS WE TAKE A TOLL THAT GOD HAS NOT BROUGHT US THIS FAR TO LEAVE US SO LEAN ON ME WHEN YOU ARE NOT STRONG WHAT A LOVING GOD OH LET US BLOW THE SHOFAR AS WE CONTINUE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS ON THIS PILGRIM-SHIP BECAUSE WE ARE JUST PILGRIMS PASSING THROUGH SO ON THIS DAY WE WISH ALL OF YOU A

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Agape Perfecting Praise and Worship Center, Inc. 320 South Ivey Lane Orlando, FL 32811 (407) 293-6264 www.agapeppwc.com Pastor Sharon Y. Riley

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ASTOR PO BOX 280 ASTOR, FL 32102

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CITRA PO BOX 216 CITRA, FL 32113

ST HUBERT OF THE FOREST MSSN PO BOX 715 ASTOR, FL 32102

HOPEWELL BAPTIST CHURCH 3280 W HIGHWAY 329 CITRA, FL 32113

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH PO BOX 97 BARBERVILLE, FL 32105

MIAMI REVIVAL CTR 1550 NE 172ND PL CITRA, FL 32113

PENTECOSTAL HOLINESS CHURCH PO BOX 125 BARBERVILLE, FL 32105

NEW HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHR 17401 N US HIGHWAY 301 CITRA, FL 32113

IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHR PO BOX 310 CANDLER, FL 32111

SOUTHERN HOME OLD REGULAR BAPT 14748 N MAGNOLIA AVE CITRA, FL 32113

CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHR 14045 N US HIGHWAY 301 CITRA, FL 32113

ST JOHN AME CHURCH 1680 NE 175TH ST CITRA, FL 32113

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CHRISTIAN DISCIPLES INTL 13695 N US HIGHWAY 441 CITRA, FL 32113 CHURCH OF GOD BY FAITH 16655 NE JACKSONVILLE RD CITRA, FL 32113 CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST 1890 NE 172ND PL CITRA, FL 32113

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CITRA SDA CHURCH 17200 N US HIGHWAY 301 CITRA, FL 32113

A OH CHURCH OF GOD 920 AVERY ST DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 2191 NE 182ND PL CITRA, FL 32113

ALLIANCE CHURCH 1250 BEVILLE RD DAYTONA, FL 32114


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Gold Member $50 APOSTOLIC PENTECOST CHURCH-GOD 166 N NOVA RD DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH 209 MADISON AVE DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 BUTTS TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD 636 HAWK ST DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 CAMPBELL STREET CHURCH-CHRIST 624 S CAMPBELL ST DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114

Silver Member $35 Bronze Member $20

CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH 142 FAIRVIEW AVE DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH 329 N WILLIAMSON BLVD DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 CHRISTIAN ADVENTURES INTL 206 N BEACH ST # 108 DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 CHURCH OF CHRIST WESTSIDE 960 DR MARY MCLEOD

BETHUNE BL DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 COMMUNITY CHURCH OF GOD 359 JEFFERSON ST DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 COMMUNITY UU CHURCH 1124 BEVILLE RD # E DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH 425 N SENECA ST DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114

DAVID TEMPLEDELIVERANCE INC 955 ORANGE AVE DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 DAYTONA BEACH FAITH CTR 1124 BEVILLE RD # F DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 DAYTONA CITY CHURCH 724 S SEGRAVE ST DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114 DAYTONA CITY CHURCH 211 BAY ST DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114

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