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Summer 2009

Sistah’s Café Greetings!

The aroma of fresh brew is filling the room; our cups are running over, we have good news… Come join us at Sistah’s Café. 3 Parts of SC C Monthly Empowerment Newsletter

Online Fellowship

Whatisisaa Sistah? Sistah? What A Sistah authentically loves God… Then she allows that love to flow on to you. She is an example of: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 Read Amp. She’s someone that encourages you on your journey as you do the same for her. She is someone that will tell you the truth in love. She is someone that encourages you to be God’s Woman (All that God created you to be) in every role

Sincere Love

As the earth remains, we walk through our daily lives with expected hope of tomorrow. There is a saying I use to hear as a teenager, I don’t know if it is a saying of old or one my generation actually coined, “tomorrow never comes” because when tomorrow arrives it is then today. Well true or not, there is a message; “life is now, life is present. Life is valuable and precious; how we live it is our choice. A choice granted today! Personally I haven’t always made the right choices for my life. No, I haven’t always made the right decisions for my destiny; I have learned though, every choice I make affects my destiny good or bad. Becoming a Christian is the best choice I ever made, but I didn’t just arrive and life became perfect. What took place was I accepted the greatest love of my life, Jesus Christ. It was then up to me to give Him lordship, allowing Him to be head of my life. Jesus said, “if you love me”… now you know that statement is said so often and for all the wrong reasons, by the wrong person. But this was Jesus our Shepard saying, “if you love me…” His sheep knows His voice, which is the only voice we should obey. Sincere love, real relationships start with God, they can survive when you choose His love and obey his instructions for our lives. In growth we discover who God is as Father and who we are, but growth requires a daily walk, a daily decision of having a personal relationship with Him. Now, I’ve walked with God for many year, I fallen, but He’s always there to pick me up and carry me in those hard places of life (behind the closed doors) when I feel “it’s too much.” But the choice we make that sustains us through it all is “love.” 1 Cor. 13:2-13, 1John 4:8 One day I decided enough is enough. “It’s time to step up to the plate and start hitting home runs in life” I knew it could and would only be done in Him alone. In every area of life He must be the choice! Here’s the challenge! Sincere Love! (Continues in Midday Tea -pg.2)

Join the fellowship online at Meet Skyer! Our Junior Editor 11 yrs. old and loves to read

Wisdom for Skyer and Friends: if you are face with a situation and you’re not sure that it’s the right thing to do “don’t do it” and if you are not sure it’s the truth, please don’t tell it. Build an honest relationship with your parents, teachers, friends and God will be seen wherever you are. ~Let your your light shine before men that they may see Him~Loving Him~Loving u Skyer!

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Encouraging God’s Woman

“Morning Brew” to get your day started right in the word of God. “Midday Tea” here to help you power up and get you through the day. “Evening Comfort” as the day is coming to an end evening comfort is here to remind you of the God of our peace, joy, love, faithfulness and even more, is forever present and will comfort you as you close the day in Him. Poetry/Creative Writing Embracing Wisdom and more…

Sharon D. Holliday Woman of God Poet, Author, Speaker Telephone 919 596-1013 Facsimile 919 596-1013 P.O. Box 13093, Durham, NC 27709

Midday Tea

Sincere Love (Continued) Romans 12:9-21 9

Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13Share with God's people who are in need. Practice hospitality. 14

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. 15Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.[a] Do not be conceited.

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Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. 18If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay,"[b]says the Lord. 20On the contrary: "If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head."[c] 21Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Visit us online).

Sistah’s Café’s Helping Hands It is our desire to put our resources together and be a blessing to others.

Purchase Roland’s Art via Greeting Cards or www. CreationsInpsirational All funds applied to his trip to America by his sponsor.

Featured Artist Ibanda Roland Jinja Uganda Africa Roland’s dream is to someday come to America and attend college. ABOUT I. G. Roland At the tender age of eight Roland began working numerous jobs to help support his disabled mother and siblings. His mother had sustained extensive injuries from an attack by robbers. In spite of his enormous responsibilities, Roland was a successful student. He completed secondary school and qualified for advanced level high school education in Uganda. Students in Uganda must pay for their high school education. Roland helped pay his tuition by working at the high school doing maintenance cleaning. Now a young man Roland is still pursuing his dream of coming to America to attend college and to be able to grow his art and writing — through love.

Email: For More information about Roland, his art and writing, please visit

Featured Artist: Ibanda G. Roland

Sistah’s Café Helping Hands is using our resources to reach others on behalf of I.G.Roland and has made a list of things to aid him in reaching his dream to fulfill what God has for him. Look for his work in Sistah’s Café. Page 2

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Encouraging God’s Woman

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~Poem Poems Poems and Short Stories from Africa Excerpts online at Click on: Features from Africa ~Care Care Notes Notes from the Sistahs We love you enough to pray for you regularly ~SC SC Outreach Outreach updates Roland’s Dream is in its manifesting stages Continue to pray! Thanks for your SC Helping Hands. ~Event Event Photos View online ~Praise Praise Reports Our very own sister reports she received her prayer request answer submitted in our last Sistah’s Café “Koinonia” Fellowship. Be at our next fellowship to hear the testimony! ~Upcoming Trip...Just a Girl Thing!

The Mini Get-a-ways are retreats (whether a day or a few hours) that provides a time of fellowship and fun, among new and old friends while having a personal growing experience with God ~Sister -2 -Sistah~” ASistah Challenge for you! Set aside one day each month as a Sistah’s Appreciation Day. Choose a Sistah to honor, (include little Sistah occasionally) ~Pray for her ~Send them a Sistah’s Greeting Card ~Call them ~Go to breakfast, lunch or dinner ~Bring them to the next Sistah’s Fellowship


Sharon D. Hollliday Itenary Attending: Greater Philadelphia’s Writers Conference August 2009

“God's Woman in her own destiny will take you back to your beginning place with God to start a heart to heart journey of truth and change to your very own ordained destiny. In this dynamic book you will get to know who you are created to be. You will be persuaded to join in love toward one another as women, because you are God's Woman. It is a book that both men and women can grow and become a godly example to the generations to come. In this book Sharon joins life experiences and truth to convey God's never forsaking presence and love. She also encourages you in being all of who you are through poetic meditations and enjoying time with God. Sharon gives you an opportunity to access and strengthen your spiritual life through personal time with God with intimate moments and scripture readings. God's woman is a book that reveals love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control through a day to day walk with God in real life situations and circumstances.

Launching Sistah’s Café See our online Gallery, Agenda and More

Speaking: Perpetual Covenant Fellowship Ministry Women’s Conference August 2009 Lillington, NC

VOC Poets & Writers September 2009 Community: Weekly The Little Flock Summer Program Volunteer Durham, NC Upcoming: Sistah’s Cafe (Dunn, Durham,NC) See Online…… Book Signings.... Workshops…

Sistah’s Café Koinonia Our Ingredients: Laughter and sometimes tears Always love Prayer and encouragement Mixed Well: Growth happens Bake at God’s Temperature: We become Sistah’s

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Sistah’s Café is a Creative Words Publication and Fellowship Founder Sharon D. Holliday Woman of God Speaker, Poet, and Author “Write 4 Him”

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Sistah’s Café pg. 4

Evening Comfort

Creation’s Inspirational Greetings “Everyday is an occasion to edify another”

“The Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Ps.84:11 Keep believing when things appears hopeless. Holliday ‘s Lawn Service 919 685-5000 Ask for Holliday Keeping Your Lawn Beautiful Year Round

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We are praying for you at Sistah’s Café. Stop in let’s sup with him together, there is nothing impossible for our Father. When we call on Him, He answers.

Sistah’s Café An Empowerment Newsletter and Koinonia (Fellowship) PO Box 13093 Durham, NC 27709

Sistah’s Café is a Christian Newsletter produced in every way to provide timely and accurate information, therefore; we shall have no liability to any person or entity with respect to liability, loss, or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this newsletter. This publication is intended to provide generalized information only and not to render professional or legal advices.

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