The Stand We Take Can Mean A Life We Can Save. A Good Stand For God Is Better Than A Bad Stand For The Devil Any Day! Where Do You Stand, Who’s On The Lord’s Side? Smile By Darlene Thompson
Greetings My Friends & Family, What can I say other than, THANK YOU JESUS we made it another year! We haven’t been as frequent as in the past; I pray that the issues of Sarah that came to you were worth the wait. It’s been five long years. Looking back at all the previous issues, I see that we have really grown since then. Each year gets better and better. I am so thankful for the people that advertised, ministered through articles, and shared their personal lives by being our Featured Story. Where do we go from here, only God knows? I just know that however He leads it going to be a Great Adventure! Before I go any further, our last issue came out in February. Did you take time to read the featured story? If you didn’t you can still go on my website and read it along with all the previous issues of Sarah. This month we have an awesome story to share with you. This young man has many talents and is on fire for God! make sure you read his story, I know it will be a blessing to you.
So much has happened in the past year. Through sickness, trials, and test I am still here. One of the things that happened to me this past year taught me a lot. I would like to share it with you. Here’s the short of a long story; in April I fell and sprang my ankle pretty bad. When I fell, apparently I was trying to catch myself which caused me to fracture my hand. What should have been a two week healing process turned out to be two months. In that time I was able to really evaluate things in my life. I was stuck at home unable to do all the things that I had been used to doing. Its funny how one small thing such as a sprang ankle can disrupt the whole body. Isn’t that how sin is? We start out with what we think is just a small little sin, and you think you are just going to do it one time. Isn’t it funny that that sin keeps you there longer than you expected and now you are a slave to that sin unable to get out. With all that being said, I learned that I didn’t know how to totally allow God to do what He needed to do in my life. Example: when I fell down I had to be on crutches, it was hard to balance
myself on the crutches because one of hands was so hurt that I couldn’t grip the crutches which led to me falling down over and over again. The second thing I learned is that instead of allowing the crutches to help me I was trying to help them do their job. Isn’t that how we do God? He’s saying totally rely on me, but we are so busy trying to rush Him that we forget that He is in control. Because we don’t rely on Him we keep falling and messing up. That was me on the crutches, I kept falling. Well long story short, I’ve learned to depend on Him even more. My eyes were opened to a lot of things. I have since made some major decisions in my life which caused me to let go of some things and people I thought I needed. Sometimes we have to take a fall for God to get our attention. I went from being on crutches to having to use a walker and weeks of physical therapy. I am now back to walking and feeling like myself again. People ask am I back to normal yet? My answer is “ I’m able to get around again and walk in my flat shoes but my normal is when I can wear my 5 inch heals again…” those of you who know me, you know I like my shoes! But all jokes aside, I’m healed and Thank God because it could have been worse. That was a learning experience for me. In life things happen and we
wonder why. We may never get the answer that we want to hear, but one thing we need to do is sit down and evaluate ourselves and realize that in everything there is a learning experience in it. Just thought I’d share that with you on our 5th Anniversary. We are doing things different this Anniversary Issue. A very special THANK YOU to all of you that have been faithful to Sarah over the years. I won’t name names because I don’t want to forget anyone. You know who you are and I love you all for helping making Sarah magazine
what it is today. Once again, THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH! God bless If you would like to be a part of one of our upcoming issues or would like to be added to our mailing list, contact me:
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3. MORNING INSPIRATION- Darlene Thompson
4. WELCOME 7. JOY AND PAIN – Sheree Carradine 12. YOUR BODY IS PRECIOUS – Jennifer Workman
14. BEAUTY TIPS- Urfavsylist 16. CHURCH WOMEN-Wonderful Davidson 19. T-SHIRTS –A.C.O 20. COOKING WITH J.C. 22. HE RESTORES MY SOUL Evangelist Debra Ramsey
24. LAUGHTER, GOOD MEDICINE 25. DEFINE BEAUTY 28. LOVE YOUR SKIN- LaNette Kincaid 30. OUR FEATURED STORY 35. BREAST CANCER- Keith Collins 37. MORE MEDICINE 38. HIV-AIDS- Veronica Holmes 41. THE BIRTH – Y.P.W.P 42. LUPUS OF NEVADA – Calvinia Williams 44. BOLD AND BEAUTIFULPastor Evelyn Jones
47. (RRCON)-Racial Reconciliation Conference
50. MAY WE PRAY FOR YOUSherie Standifer & Elder Brian Nichols
Freddy T. Walker -30
I could have thrown in the towel a long time ago. This has not been an easy journey! God led me to start this magazine for those who were on the verge of giving up. We all have Gifts, Talents and Ministries that we want to share with the world. Sarah is all about helping get the word out. If you are wondering why do I bother to do this year after year? It’s because I have heart to help people and this is my way of helping as well as ministering to saved and unsaved, both men and women. Most of all I want to see you succeed! We all know the story of Sarah in the bible. I want to remind you that if Sarah did it at ninety, what makes you think you’re too old to birth out your dreams and visions. My magazine is here to remind you that IT’S NEVER TOO LATE to start. Sarah is the platform I use to minister and advertise all that I do. I’m here to share my platform with you. I, like Sarah birthed a baby in my old age,(Sarah Magazine). I am still birthing out babies..(Visions And Dreams). My birthday is this month; and this is supposed to be the time in life to retire. NOT ME…. God has blessed me with
the energy of a young person! So as long as He keeps waking me up every morning with creative ideas, I am going to keep going! I’m here to encourage you on this day. No matter how bumpy and lonely the road may seem to be, DON’T GIVE UP! Let people talk, laugh, and do what they do, they ridiculed and doubted Jesus. They laughed at Sarah and Abraham and so many others. If God says you can, don’t let anything or anyone stop from moving ahead. (Phil. 4:13). No matter what you do, it’s going to always be haters. I heard a preacher say, “Haters Are Your Elevators” and “ Haters Are Your Greatest Admirers” think about it… I decided to do the anniversary issue a little different this year. Instead of taking you down memory lane of the past five years, I am going to share with you some of the events that I was a part of this year. I have also added some articles of the previous issues and a few little things to make you laugh. On the following pages you will see some of the awesome events I attended this year. Hope You Enjoy!
This Book Was Published In 2009. The Reason I Am Still Promoting It After So Many Years, Itâ€™s Because We Have A New Generation That Is Falling Into The Same Traps. What Happened In 2009 Is Happening In 2016! There Is Nothing New Under The Sun.
It is true, yet it is sad to say, but we live in an overly sexualized society. Everything that you view on television and various other forms of media are concentrated on sex. Why? Because sex sells. From clothes, jewelry, cars, food and any other products, sex is the underlying theme. It is no wonder why people have such a very misguided view of sex and oftentimes use it in such shameful and unnatural ways. Although that may be the case, we as people don’t have to be “brained washed” or coerced into that mindset or way of thinking. We have to realize that in the beginning God created sex for both man and woman within the confines of marriage and to “be fruitful and multiply” (Genesis 1:28, NKJV). He didn’t intend for us to use our bodies as a dumping ground or as a means to just sexually gratify our flesh. More often than not, I hear stories of people who are mocked and ridiculed because they choose to abstain from sex until marriage. People make them feel as if they are
“out of touch,” and are “not in keeping with the times.” There is a lot of pressure on people to “just do it” and no one seems to be articulating the fact that sex outside of marriage is wrong and that there are many spiritual as well as emotional consequences to their actions. Yes, consequences. Because you “reap what you sow.” Or as the word of God clearly exemplifies, “Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned (Proverbs 6:27, NJKV).” Sin is a “forest fire” and its effects can be devastating. So, don’t ever let anyone minimize the effects of having sex outside of marriage because there are many consequences of not doing things God’s way. Your body is precious to the Lord and it is to be used for his glory. “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own (I Corinthians 6:19, NKJV).” When we choose to commit sin in any form, we step outside of the protective covering of God and are on
a downward path of heartache, pain and destruction. Your body is precious to the Lord. Love God and love yourself enough to take care of the body that he has given you and not use it to gratify your flesh. For the Bible tells us to “flee sexual immorality. For every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body (I Corinthians 6:18, NKJV).” God can’t dwell within an unclean temple! So make sure your temple is clean from impure thoughts, unforgiveness, hatred, and other sins that will keep you separated from God and make it your aim everyday to: 1.) “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service and do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:1, NKJV).” 2.) “Be Holy, for I the Lord your God am Holy (Leviticus 19:2, NKJV).” 3.) Again, “Flee sexual immorality,” For you were
brought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s (I Corinthians 6:20, NKJV).” 4.) And, “Let us hear the whole conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil (Ecclesiastes 12:: 13-14, NKJV).” And finally, remember that you are a jewel that is precious and to be cherished. There is no one like you for you are “fearfully and wonderfully made by the powerful hands of God (Psalm 139:14, NKJV).” Recognize your value and worth and that your body is precious to the Lord!
By: Jennifer Workman
Healthy Hair Tips With Urfavstylist
By: Dianna "Urfavstylist" Grissette
Does My Hair Look Dry? How Can I Get My Hair Shiny? Do I Need A Treatment? These are often questions that I hear on a daily basis. A multitude of women have returned back to natural. We have abandoned straighter and shinier for short and dull. It's hard enough learning to style your new TWA (Teenie Weenie Afro), but now you also have to worry about looking like you've been broiled on 500Â° for an hour! I'm talking about dull, lifeless ,no imagination having, shineless hair. What Do You Do? The first thing we need is to realize is where shine comes from. Shine is simply a reflection of light. The next thing we need to realize is that to have reflection you must have a flat surface. For example; a shiny car, a mirror, or freshly painted fingernails. Flat surfaces allow light to be easily reflected. Hair with high amounts of texture usually don't have smooth flat surfaces. To create smooth surfaces for shine sometimes we have to use specific techniques and or products.
All hair has an outer layer called cuticles. Cuticles are almost like scales they lay similar to the way the roofing of a house does. Straight or wavy hair has cuticles that lay down naturally creating a smooth and flat surface. Curly and coily hair consists of cuticles that are always slightly lifted because of the curls structure. Without the smooth flat cuticles of straight hair you won't have natural shine. Thank God or hair product! Although curly and coily hair may lack the ability to shine, there are many things we can do to create and maintain the shiny look that we desire. Here are some ways to get your natural hair shiny: 1. WATER! - Drinking water allows you to be properly hydrated. A hydrated body will produce sebum to help condition and shine hair naturally. 2. HOT OIL/CONDITIONING TREATMENT- Hot oil and conditioning treatments help to seal in moisture. These treatments can help to hydrate hair and create an illusion of shine. 3. MOISTURE- Moisturizing your hair should be a piece of cake. Being familiar with your hair will allow you to know how often you should moisturize. I recommend at least twice a week and more if needed. For more information on getting your hair healthy Call 520.409.8837 ask for Dee
Church Women! How responsible are you for the wellbeing of children? Are you too caught up in church politics, gossips and status? Likewise, you are in service most of the week, however, have you thought about maybe you may have sold your children to the devil for name recognition. Church Women, you need to wake up! You have turned a deaf ear to the word of God, so now; you and your family are facing challenges and crises. Church Women, it's a blessing to have funds to buy high price knit suites, designer hand bags, designer shoes and fancy extra-large hats, but your children come to church looking like they came from a homeless shelter. You run to these church conventions hoping to have a good time, but all the time you're thinking about your bills you left unpaid to showboat at a meeting. Something is wrong with your thought process or maybe you’re looking for a way to fulfill your physical needs. Yes, let's get real, some of you want to impress a Deacon, an Elder or maybe a married man but that same man could be looking at your son. Get A Clue Church Woman! Now that I have gotten your attention; Church Women you need to be concerned about your children’s safety. We want to believe that everybody’s heart is pure, but we are living in a time, where satan has infiltrated the church. Furthermore, we must be clear minded on the fact, that the church is mandated to treat everyone with respect, regardless of their life style. So, we can no longer tarry or be complacent, it’s time to put on our combat boots and go to war for our
children with prayer and fasting. Another thing church women! We want the church building to be a safe place for worshipping and fellow shipping, but we can no longer be silent, we must step up to the plate and advocate for our children, they need us every minute because churches are afraid to address the dirt that is taking place in God’s House. I am concerned about our children’s safety. I want them to be conscious about how they interact with people that attend church and to be able to recognize when someone is taking advantage, it can be their peers or another teen. ALERT! The Church, "The New World Order"
I Would Like To Introduce You To 101 Church Safety - For Girls And Boys Some of the examples, I have listed below came from stories of people that have experienced molestation and child abuse right in the church. Church Women! I don't want your child to become a victim and carry a scare of shame for the rest of their life. Here is a short list of safety tips that you can review with your children. You can find most of this information, on the internet, under the heading “The Foursquare Church" 1. Do not send your children to the rest room by themselves. 2. Children should not be left alone in the choir room, dining hall and class rooms. 3. Inform your children to avoid church basements, isolated location such as closets, remote hall ways, staff only areas and private rooms. 4. Be aware of stranger's walking in the hall. 5. Tell your children to inform you if a child, a teen, or an adult physically touch them in the wrong way, such as holding your hand and scratching inside the palm, touching their chest or private area. 6. Children should be aware how adults hug them 7. Do not go the Pastor's office by yourself. 8. Advise your children to tell you if someone tries’ to kiss them in the mouth. 9. Children need to report to their parents if a child, a teen or an adult exposes themselves to them or show them picture of people nude.
10. Explain to your children what these words mean and give illustration: belittling, terrorizing, rejecting, inflicting injury and humiliating. (Shaking, slapping, hitting and restraints). 11.Tell your children to inform you, if they are being denied food. 12. Children need to know that adults should not be wrestling with THEM or doing piggyback rides. 13. Children should report to you, if a volunteer, a staff, 14.Deacon, Missionary, Evangelist and a Pastor put them on their lap, this can be considered a sexual act for personal satisfaction for the adult. Church Women you need to band together and work in groups to keep a close eye on your children, the usher cannot do it all, the security team can't do it, the teachers and volunteers can't do it all, you must do it! It's your job to stand in the gap for your children. I know you like to sing, dance and praise the lord in service but I would prefer that you be on guard for your family. This is a new day and a new time! It's War! Just a word to the wise! Encourage your children to feel comfortable to come and talk to you about what is going in their life. It is very important that you pay close attention to your childrenâ€™s behavior, if you notice anything about them that is out of character. Please address the matter as soon as you see it. In closing, if your child tells you that they were mistreated or abused by a church member, go straight to the Church Administration office and report the allegation. They should be able to provide you with the proper paper work to fill out a report. It is the churchâ€™s responsibility to report it to the proper authority. Likewise, if they do not handle the matter properly, you would need to seek counsel on the next steps to resolve the issue. Church Women, I wish you all the best in saving our children from the unknown church predators,
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J.C.’s barbecue pork chops Crab Salad, Baked Beans & Sun Tea This Meal Is Going Fill Your Stomach!
Grilled Barbecue pork chops
6 Large Pork Chops Sauce In A Large Bowl Add: 3 tbsp. Olive Oil 1 pinch each- Salt, Black Pepper & Meat Tenderizer ½ tsp. Garlic Powder Mix together. Brush mixture on each side of the Pork Chops. Let sit in the fridge for 35 minutes. Mix the remainder of the marinade with your favorite barbecue sauce. Place your Pork Chops on the grill and cook until done. Brush them with your sauce. Pasta crab salad 1 package of Curly Pasta ( cook according to package directions)
Drain and rinse with cold water. 1 ½ lbs. of Imitation Crab ½ each of Green Bell Pepper & Yellow Pepper (diced)
2 large firm Tomatoes ( dice) ½ cup of Celery (chopped) 1 large Red Onion (chopped) 1 small jar Sweet Pickle Relish 1 med. size jar of Mayonnaise 1 can Pitted Black Olives ( drain, slice or chop)
6 Boiled Eggs (dice) 2 tbsps. Mustard 1 tbsp. Black Pepper 2 tbsp. Onion Powder ½ tsp. Salt Mix crab and all other ingredients together in a large bowl. Gently stir in Noodles. Garnish with Paprika and keep in refrigerator until ready to eat. Easy stove top baked beans 2 cans of Pork & Beans ½ cup Barbecue Sauce (bring to boil, add salt and pepper to taste)
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Continued Dessert Strawberry waffle Cake Let’s make dessert easy. Purchase a box of complete Pancake Mix. Note: the complete Pancake Mix only requires water, but add one egg, this makes the waffles fluffier. Cook the mixture on a waffle iron. In a medium pot, add, 1 pint of sliced Strawberries. ½ cup Sugar ½ cup of Water ½ tsp. Vanilla Flavor boil until mixture turns into syrup like consistency. Pour on top of the Waffles and top it with Vanilla Ice Cream and Chopped Nuts. Serve this meal with some Sweet Sun Tea and Lemons. Now your meal is complete! Yummy ……..
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He Restores My Soul
Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my Preserve God: for in thee do I trust. (Psalmme, 16:1OKJV) He restoreth my Soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteous for his name’s sake. (Psalm 23:3 KJV)
e all have experienced some type of hardships in life. Some are very devasting. Loss of a love one, Divorce, Financially, Mentally and Physically Bankrupt, hurt by love ones and friends, hurt while doing God’s work and Illness. How do you stand when you feel you have done all you can?
Psalm 16:1 says: Preserve me, O God: for in thee do I put my trust. David said of God –Keep me God. How many times have you said keep me God?
Preservation contains obligation. David was preserved by God because he took action. David aligns his life with God’s word and will. Then God protected him. Do you really want God to preserve you? The bible says Faith without works is dead you will have something to do in order for God to preserve you. David didn’t just sit around waiting for God to show up. David took refuge. You see when it rains, and you are walking in it, and you say rain move over or stop, it continues to rain. But if you have an umbrella and you are walking in the rain you won’t get wet. It becomes a covering for you. That’s how God covers us from the storms of this life. He gives us strength to go through. In his care you have shelter; He will show you the path of life. In
God’s presence is fullness of Joy at His right hand are pleasures forevermore. We don’t always understand why life is difficult at times. I know you pray and it appears that God is not moving. Get this in your spirit, God will never fail you or change His mind about you. What God has for you it is for you. I love these four words,
“He Restores My Soul” Restore means to repair, to fit, frame or mend. God has a shelter for you in the storm and a haven when life bounces you around. God doesn’t just take care of our physical and financial needs he also takes care of our spiritual needs. So never mind the naysayers. You can have hope in your situation because God will restore your soul. He is mighty, compassionate and a loving Father. He will lead you in the path of righteous for His name’s sake. God will give you the courage to endure and yet be able to praise Him. For those of you who are reading this right now and you don’t know Him as a friend and savior. I ask of you to give your heart to Him and align your will with His will. He will Restore Your
Soul. There is a shift taking place right now in your situation. Do as David did and put your trust in Him. Come on and thank Him for keeping you in the middle of all the difficulties that you have gone through. God is mindful of you! Restoration belongs to you. Be Blessed! God’s Peace Belongs to You,
Evangelist Debra Ramsey
Some years ago there was an incident happened to me that made me feel very uncomfortable. Over the years I have learned to overlook it, but some days you are reminded of it. Someone approached me with the same issue that I was faced with and the memory came back of how sad it made me feel. I decided to share this story with that person and now I am sharing it with you. Here it goes.. I left my house feeling good. Hair in a nice style, put on a nice outfit, even had the sharp shoes to match. While in the store shopping I couldn’t help but notice the stares of some people that where looking at same rack of clothing I was looking at. When I would look at them they would give a quick smile a turn away. I thought that maybe they were admiring what I had on. The stares became uncomfortable to the point of me wanting ask them was there
something wrong. But I chose to ignore it and continue shopping. While walking through the mall I noticed the stares of some totally different people. Again when I would look at them they would give a quick smile and look away. Ok…what is going on! Is it because I am looking sharp today?? I continued with my shopping and chose to enjoy my day and not worry about the stares. Now it was time to stop and get something to eat, while standing in line it started again. This time it was a child and her parents. I’d get the same response when I would catch their stares. This time someone finally said something. The child approached me and asked what was wrong with my face. For a moment I panicked thinking something was wrong that I didn’t know about! Then it hit me.. it’s the marks on my face. WOW! the child said what everyone else was afraid to ask. Her parents
tried to cover her mouth and look away. It hit me… the flaws on my face made people stare. For a moment I had totally forgotten about them and was enjoying my day. Its Sad that others won’t let you forget. When you look different from what’s defined as normal, people tend to stare. You’re not considered beautiful because you don’t have flawless skin. The world considers you as unattractive it you are overweight, don’t have flawless skin, if you don’t have long flowing hair and the list goes on. That’s when it hit me; what is beauty? I decided to ask some friends how do they define beauty. I want to ask you the same question; What Is Beauty? Stop staring at people when they don’t look like you or what we call beautiful. We are Fearfully And Wonderfully made. God created us all to be unique individuals. The world would be so boring if we all looked alike. In spite of the stares, I have decided to embrace my flaws and be proud of the unique person God created me to be. How About You? Take The Challenge And Embrace Your Flaws. Stop trying to look like everyone else just to be defined as beautiful. I like
to know what you think. Contact me at email@example.com Response From A Friend. What Is Beauty; I think it's vital that women (especially young women) know the TRUE concept of this in its entirety. The way I define beauty is simple. It's being comfortable where you're at, while knowing you're not perfect, but that there's room for growth to occur. We have the power to create change in us which it will take time, and that's okay. We all have flaws in life and no one is perfect but Jesus, which is who we all should lean on. That in itself should be comforting to know. A F.L.A.W defined to me is "Fearless Living At Will". Live in your FLAWS and embrace them all AT WILL and know that there is always room for growth and change within.
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I’m darker than average, but do I fit in? Will others like my dark skin? This skin is the skin my grandparents gave me as they worked in the fields picking peas and cotton of Centerville, Texas. Will I be stereotyped based on my skin? Will people assume that I’m on welfare with a lot of kids without a “baby daddy”? l love my skin. It’s smooth, chocolate and kissed by God’s son. But my weight.. I mean my curves.. or whatever I should call the extra pounds I’ve packed on over the years. Am I too big? Will people assume that I eat a lot because of my weight? Yes!! I have a few late night snacks here and there but will others accept my food choices? Will they assume that I can cook a home cooked meal because of my weight? Oh wow, I’m cute…were they talking about me? Big girls must be in season or at least that’s what I’ve heard. It’s almost sad how my “kind” has a season or expiration date. Will they ask me about my hair? Will they care that my curls are somewhat harder to comb through than the people we see in the magazines or on television?
This dress makes me look fat. Why can’t I find clothes to fit me? The clothes my size has ugly flowers and patterns. Will they think I’m not fashion savvy if I wear these clothes? Whew! That was a close call.. I finally found a dress that fits me perfectly. Now for those shoes.. Why did I think this shoe color would look good on me? Some of us are our worst critics. When we receive a compliment we think the person that gave us the compliment has a motive or they are being sarcastic. Surely they couldn’t really mean it- right? It’s official, we are our worst critics. Even when we are completely accepted by others, we don’t accept ourselves. Some of us spend most of our day complimenting others, but feel that their compliments to us is not sincere. We are constantly in the mirror not acknowledging our beauty but we are looking in the mirror picking apart our every flaw. When will we look in the mirror and tell ourselves we’re beautiful? We have to love ourselves before we expect someone else to unconditionally. When will the self-torture end?
When Will We Love The Skin We’re In?
By LaNette Kincaid LaNette Kincaid is a Marine wife, mother of two and an entrepreneur who also believes in motivating and inspiring others. This article was created for everyone who struggles with their worst critics..THEMSELVES!
A.K.A Freddy Walker was born in Safford, Arizona on July 28th, 1989. He is the son of Fred and Linda Walker and the older brother to Tenauh Walker. His desire in music started at the early age of three, when he realized that pots and pans make great sounds, and could be used as instruments. By the age of five he was taking drum lessons and playing in his local church. At the time his family was living in Roswell, New MĂŠxico. His parents did all they could for the family so that they could have every opportunity to be successful. After a few years of living in Roswell, New Mexico, Freddy and his family moved backed to Arizona. As time progressed, his passion for music became even stronger. He began to learn and play the base guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, and piano all self-taught. His parents then saw how much he was growing musically and purchased his first guitar. By the age of thirteen, Freddy began playing in a band called Godâ€™s Flame, writing music, and also was the praise and worship leader at his Fatherâ€™s church. Music plays an important part in his life, not only as a musician/artist, but also in the classroom. Learning was made easier when he
started incorporating music and making songs out of his homework which helped him memorize equations quicker. In 2007 Freddy graduated from Safford High School, and went on to college to pursue a career as a Pharmacy Technician. During that time Freddy was still working on his talents as a musician/artist and was playing in a Christian rock band called, G7X. In 2011 he moved to Tucson Arizona and began working on the production side of music. He created a label/production company called, 1 Focus Productions. 1 Focus Productions was founded, because of his love for music. He wanted a place where artists could come and record their music, without the artist giving up their originality, style, and/or sound. He also wanted a sound and style that would one day be heard across the globe. Even though at the time he was working multiple jobs and attending college to pursue a career as a Pharmacist, he always made time for his passion which is music. Also in 2011 he also got married to Melissa the mother to a beautiful daughter named Breyonna, and they ended up having two more girls named Brooklyn and Brylee. His immediate family also expanded, and Freddy became the brother of five younger siblings. Though it may have seemed like Freddy was living the American dream, hardship struck. Due to the economy, he was working multiple jobs, and could not find full time placement as a pharmacy technician. That still never stopped him from pushing forward and providing for his family, and still managing a new business. Things began to decline even more, when the support system and resources were not available to help develop, and expand on the new business. He stated that one of the biggest obstacles is the persistent lack of support. Even though things are hard he still trusts that God will lead him through it.
In 2012 Freddy began working as a pharmacy technician as a contractor at OptumRx/UHG. Shortly after that, he was offered a fulltime position. He said, “I remember when the building was empty and for 2 years as a security guard, I patrolled the very building I’m working in now. Sometimes when you don’t even where your blessing will come from, you just have to Trust God and He will make a way.” Freddy continues to work on his business, and has produced music for a number of artists from various genres. He’s also creates events like, the Tucson Gospel Voices, and the Tucson Gospel Musician’s Sheds. He continues to collaborate on songs, create instrumentals, and plays guitar at Emmanuel Grace Apostolic Church. Freddy said, “If you put God first in everything you do, He will bless you. My faithfulness to God has really help me through the good and bad times, and even though I’ve made progress, I’m still not where I want to be, but I know that God has a plan, because he is still working on me. “To everyone who’s ever had a dream or an idea, work hard for it, but most importantly Pray that God will give you the tools to be successful.” Contact Information: Freddy Jay Walker 1 Focus Productions Co. 1 Focus Productions Co.
Hello my name is Veronica Holmes I was born in Oakland California in 1955 that was a very good year because it is now 2015 and I'm still here. I was infected with the HIV virus in 1985 or 1986. It happened after the love of my life died in 1984. I was diagnosed with Cancer in 1985. I worked in and out of the church as a missionary grief counselor, HIV test counselor and mostly as a black woman of color. I volunteered as a counselor for three years prior to finding out I was infected. In 1996 I started my last relationship with my one and only true and that is with God. He will never leave you, won't tell your
business unless it's through prophecy to benefit your growth in Him. I thank Him for putting so many positive sisters in my life. I am strictly old school and I'm grateful to my sister in Christ for allowing me to tell my story or should I say part of it because what has happened to me could happen to anyone reading this article. To God Be The Glory! I am writing this article on Thanksgiving Day. I just got out of the hospital the day before, but this article has stayed on my mind. I know God wants me to write this to you. I am a heterosexual black woman. I have worked with gay young Black, Latino, and Caucasian men dying of the HIV Virus. I was the chaplain at the center. I attended over 300 funerals. Here Today Gone Tomorrow. I did not believe in God until around 1990 or 1991. I gave my life to God and will be in
relationship with Him until I die. I just wanted to share with you a little bit about my life. There is more to come. I thank God for the editor of Sarah, my daughter, my Church, my Pastor, he is a great man, and the wonderful sister group, Women Of Praise. I can't leave out my doctor the highly esteemed doctor Darin Latimore. In Closing: Ladies in Christ if you love yourself wait on God. What we want is not always good for us, only God can give you what you need. I have nothing but love for you all, pray for me as I pray for you. My books are in progress: Short Stories. Title: From Hell To Heaven. Remember.. ABSTINENCE OR SAFE SEX ALWAYS!! Veronica Holmes
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