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LA'SHONE ANDERSON CEO ALL ABOUT ME DEAR JON CORNER and a Message from Pastor Edd Olds


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NEW YEAR

3 2017 Countdown

9 PASTOR EDD OLDS DEAR JON CORNER

ALL ABOUT ME 4 LA'SHONE ANDERSON OUR LIFE NOT OUR OWN

LIFE CHALLENGE 20 LAKIESHA THOMAS

7 CAROLYN AYERS Blemish Rose Boutique

8 GRACE AYERS

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New Year

Thanking God for the amazing things he has done for me in 2016 and looking forward to the miraculous things he has in store for me in 2017. As I step back and look over this year as it comes to and end he has given me new opportunities to meet some phenomenal people and open the door for me to experience a new work environment. Giving me memorable time with my mother just setting and talking. He gave me my newest granddaughter a miracle Lil Ms. Chloe, Jesus Christ he never cease to amaze me. If I only believe he said the things I think is impossible in this upcoming year if I only believe. So I said to, you all do not look at what you see before you now or your circumstances at hand dare to believe and watch the impossible unfold.

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New Discovery New Possibilities New Beginning

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Mrs. La'Shone Anderson is married to Marques C. Anderson

All About Me La’Shone a native of New Orleans started on her journey as a Licenses cosmetologist. After five years of experience she launched her own beauty consultant Services providing hairstyling services, and fashion promotional events for designers and small businesses.

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Footprints in the Sand One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord. Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of

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s she began to move forward in her business ventures she realized that she wanted to give more to young adults in inner city communities inner city communities. She started “All About Me” La’Shone now began her journey to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. “Tea Cups” is her mission and goal to motivate and inspire the youth and young adults through cultural creativity using Educational and Business Motivation. La’Shone hopes to inspire, educate, and motivate the young adult community creating an outlook of one purpose only, which is to Build Up! Encouraging our youth to move forward in their life in spited of the challenges they may be facing.

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Our Life Not Our Own

Life Hope & Truth is the Word of God. Christ proclaimed in John 6:63, “The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4). Without the Word of God your life will not be complete, your faith will be shaken and you will not find truth. The truth is not found in man interpretation that his\her life is their own and they can live it the way that satisfy their flesh. We all are brought with a price and that price was the dead of Christ on the Cross. Considering that He gave His life for us, the least we can do is live our lives for Him, according to his Word and not the Imagination (Mind’s eye) fulfilling the lust of the flesh.....

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"Caught Up with Taking Care of Your Own Houses" By Pastor Edd Olds, Dominion Church at Joy House Laurel, Maryland Haggai 1The Message (MSG) 1 On the first day of the sixth month of the second year in the reign of King Darius of Persia, God’s Message was delivered by the prophet Haggai to the governor of Judah, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and to the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak: 2 A Message from God-of-the-Angel-Armies: “The people procrastinate. They say this isn’t the right time to rebuild my Temple, the Temple of God.” 3-4 Shortly after that, God said more and Haggai spoke it: “How is it that it’s the ‘right time’ for you to live in your fine new homes while the Home, God’s Temple, is in ruins?” 5-6 And then a little later, God-of-the-Angel-Armies spoke out again:

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“Caught Up with Taking Care of Your Own Houses”

Pastor Edd Olds

“Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over. You have spent a lot of money, but you haven’t much to show for it. You keep filling your plates, but you never get filled up. You keep drinking and drinking and drinking, but you’re always thirsty. You put on layer after layer of clothes, but you can’t get warm. And the people who work for you, what are they getting out of it? Not much— a leaky, rusted-out bucket, that’s what.

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7 That’s why God-of-the-Angel-Armies said: “Take a good, hard look at your life. Think it over.” 8-9 Then God said: “Here’s what I want you to do: Climb into the hills and cut some timber. Bring it down and rebuild the Temple. Do it just for me. Honor me. You’ve had great ambitions for yourselves, but nothing has come of it. The little you have brought to my Temple I’ve blown away—there was nothing to it.

9-11 “And why?” (This is aMessage from God-of-the-Angel-Armies, remember.) “Because while you’ve run around, caught up with taking care of your own houses, my Home is in ruins. That’s why. Because of your stinginess. And so I’ve given you a dry summer and a skimpy crop. I’ve matched your tight-fisted stinginess by decreeing a season of drought, drying up fields and hills, withering gardens and orchards, stunting vegetables and fruit. Nothing—not man or woman, not animal or crop—is going to thrive.” 12 Then the governor, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, and the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak, and all the people with them listened, really listened, to the voice of their God. When God sent the prophet Haggai to them, they paid attention to him. In listening to Haggai, they honored God. 13 Then Haggai, God’s messenger, preached God’s Message to the people: “I am with you!” God’s Word.

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.14-15 This is how God got Zerubbabel, Joshua, and all the people moving—got them working on the Temple of God-ofthe-Angel-Armies. This happened on the twenty-fourth day of the sixth month in the second year of King Darius. Dear friends as we approach a new year, 2017, I pray you will contemplate Haggai One. Look around, examine your house: you have the best…the money (probably not as much as you’d like, but…), the food and the drink, the clothing, and really all of the fineries of life. You have a nice home in a nice neighborhood. But what about the condition of God’s house? As 2017 approaches the Prophet Haggai gives us three life-maximizing commands:

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1. Take a good, hard look at your life/ consider your ways (v7). First, The Lord’s calling us to take a good look of our lives, not just where we’ve been, but also where we are going. Here’s the Hebrew revelation of “Consider your ways,” to consider/suwm means to set,

ordain, establish, found, appoint, constitute, make, determine, and fix. “Your ways/Derek is defined as road, distance, journey, manner, habbit, course of life. Thus, 2017 is a time of establishing and determining your journey for the days to come, your course of life. 2. Listen, really listen to the voice of God/obeyed the voice of the LORD (v12). Second, with the understanding we may have reroute our lives, we must listen for what’s coming next. Caution…it’s one thing to know the way, however, it’s another thing to actually travel to road charted, two different things. We must obey/ shama` ….the Hebrew connotation of the word obey here means to hear with attention or interest, to understand, to listen, give heed, to consent, and agree. Consequently, 2017 is a season of giving the Lord your undivided attention and complete consent…just agree.

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Pastor Edd Olds, Dominion Church at Joy House

“Caught Up with Taking Care of Your Own Houses”

“Caught Up with Taking Care of Your Own Houses”

3. All the people moving—working on the Temple of God/the people came and did work in the house of the LORD (v14). Third, there’s construction work to be done in the house of the Lord. The word work/mĕla'kah, the Hebrew meaning is occupation, business, property, workmanship (something done or made), service, being useful. Therefore, in the year of our Lord, 2017, He’s brining completion to the neglect of the House of the Lord and He’s calling us to a place of service in the House of the Lord. Please note, this is in addition to your service and your witness to your community.

Lastly, consider this…Haggai is prophetically saying to you here to consider the condition natural house (your flesh, your body…your hair, your makeup, your nails, your clothing) but consider the condition of your spiritual house (your soul, your spirit man)! Is your soul in ruins or is it being renewed day by day? 2017 is the time to work on the salvation of your soul. The Lord is soon to come!

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HIDDEN GEMS AND JEWELS MAGAZINE Preparing for your future is a very important part of staying in school and advancing by going to college.

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DEAR JON CORNER

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.

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ove is indescribable. The emotion can leave us eager to express what is in our heart and communicate our feelings Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of your mistakes. Love make up easy; Love is an emotionally intimate form of romantic attachment with others you care about. It is a feeling of biological attachment between two members showing the affection to others and sharing their life.

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Dating Theories

Dating Theories By: Jon Lyles Freelance Blogger Writer Featured in Ebony Magazine

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y now I’m sure most of you read the article about Helena Andrews about successful black women being single and lonely. I'm sure it doesn't apply to some of you but with that said it probably applies to a good number of you. I have too many single home girls and I see firsthand why most of them are still single and unsuccessful at finding a man.

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By: Jon Lyles

Sense of Entitlement: Hiding behind excuses such as men are too intimidated by your success, you're too independent, men have commitment phobia, men ain't shit, men don't know how to love or men are afraid of a strong black woman to name a few. Ladies‌.if we really want to get at you, if you fit our style of fashion or peak our interest...we will get at you. Since when have men been afraid to approach a woman? We just don't want to approach you at that particular time or for that particular reason. Men are very well capable of doing the aforementioned things...just not with you. Men aren't intimidated by your degrees, your success, your hard exterior. Sometimes you stand in your own way with these ideologies. If women put in just as much work, used just as much desire as they did to gain their education, obtaining that job...make it happen and stop making excuses.

Dating Theories It Takes Work: A man isn't going to walk up to your front door. Some women don't socialize or even socialize at the right places. It's the holiday season so you might want to take advantage of all the parties that are going on right now. Men are ready to mingle. Also stop hanging out within a large group of women. Last thing we want to do is step in the middle of a circle of women just to introduce ourselves. Branch off, make it happen and let it be known. My man and I went to this holiday joint and we both peeped the scene. Mad ladies dancing together leaving all the men to the side. The baddest shorty in the joint (by far) was off with her girl, chillin‌stepped to my man asking if he wanted to dance. Next thing you know they've been together for the last 7 days. continues....

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By: Jon Lyles

She took the initiative while each and every girl who was in the "Soul Train Line" with themselves still left the party single and lonely as hell. Ladies position yourself and look approachable‌even be the aggressor if your game is tight.

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Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover: Sisters are so caught up with presentation more than anything. Just because a brother has a Benz and a Brooks Brother suit on doesn't mean he has his shit together or pays his bills. One morning I wanted a mocha so I threw on my half tied Timbs, threw on my hoody looking scruffy, pulled my scully over my joint and proceeded. Of course when I walked in the joint I saw a table full of women dressed to the fullest (at 10am) with their Burberry scarves and Coach purses sitting there holding their lattes. I would have easily got at about 8 of them if they were sitting by themselves. But as you know 9 out of 10 rolled their eyes at me frontin but I caught this one cutie peeping at me. I gave her a half mug smirk with a head nod and sat at my table. I overheard them talking about a party from the previous night and how

none of the men there tickled their fancy. Sisters kill me at times with the type of convo you all have with each other. It sounds as if you all do it for each other. I just sat there, opened up my Wall Street Journal, crossed referenced my Mutual of America accounts to gladly see I was finally making some dough. None of the sisters even looked my way except for shorty but she didn't have the nerve to step from her girls because that morning I didn't fit the image they were probably accustomed to dating. All of You Can't Have "That" Man It appears that every woman is waiting for that same type of dude. Tall dark and handsome, body built up, good career, etc. You all want the same guy but all of you can't get him. No matter how successful you are, no matter how many degrees you have....some of you still won't be able to find him or keep him.

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Jon Lyles Dating Theories

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Not saying lower your standards but be realistic. If you were a 5 before you became degreed up, you will still be a 5 after. We all need to stay within our boundaries (men too). Even though I've become more successful, I sometimes think I could book a Nia Long but my boundaries are still in the Taraji Henson range. You see the difference? So just because you've become "Dr. Smith" doesn't make it you eligible to get a Idris now.

Know your limits. Sometimes I think standards are more about flaunting your man to your girls more than finding that right man to keep you warm at night. There are plenty of single men ready to settle down but women stand in their own way. Fellas Is it really that complicated or am I way off? Sister what other inital issues do you have with meeting a single brother?

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