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December 2013
Glowing Embers in a Dying Fire
by Literary Powerhouses
Elissa Gabrielle & Angelia Vernon Menchan
Meet Lorraine Elzia
10th Annual Art, Poetry & Networking Conference
November 10, 2012
Noon - 6 PM
Alamo Park
2100 Alamo Street
Austin, Texas

Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Possessing the Vision Teleconference
 November 5, 2012 9:00 pm CST
Friday Night Live
Friday, November, 9.2012 7:00 pm
Free Indeed Church
Houston, Texas
Youth Summit 
Woodson Middle School
Houston, Texas

Jacqueline D. Moore
On November 10th
at the Northwest Activity Center on Detroit's westside. 18100 Meyers Rd Detroit, MI 48235    8:30AM - 6PM

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November 2012 News You Can Use
Gratitude is an Attitude...
Ephesians. 5:19,20 tells Christians to "Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, ALWAYS giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ."
And I Thessalonians. 5:16-18 says, "Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Peace In The Storm
Publishing Author
Praise and thanksgiving should be a continual attitude for the believer. But how is that possible in all circumstances?
I just lost my job, I just got a divorce, I just lost a loved one, how on earth am I suppose to be thankful for that? An attitude of gratitude says that in spite of losing my job I haven't missed a meal and I still have a roof over my head. Even if it's in a shelter it's not on the street. An attitude of gratitude says even though I'm divorced I now have peace of mind and a new opportunity to reflect on who I am in Christ. An attitude of gratitude says even though I may have lost a loved one I know that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and the suffering and pain of this world are over now. 
An attitude of gratitude is more than just an action it's a lifestyle attained through having the proper perspective of our circumstances and our God.  means that when the enemy comes at you, it won’t put out your faith, but it will fuel your faith. When you have the attitude of gratitude, you don't see things the way the world sees them. Your mess will become a message. Your test will become a testimony. You’ll see things in a different light, with a different pair of shades. You won’t see the glass half empty. You won’t even see the glass half full. You’ll see the glass as running OVER! 
I complained about aches and pains in my knees until I thought about the person that had no legs. Problems with vision until I looked at the person who'd lost their sight. 
At the end of the day we should be grateful because all things work together for our good. In our weakness God can make us strong. When we struggle God is able to work in our lives. He helps us through times we could never face alone. I've learned to be thankful in all situations. Not thankful for them but thankful in them. 
The Philippian Jailer was ready to take his life because an earthquake freed his prisoners but what saved him was the attitude of Paul and Silas during their difficult imprisonment. They were singing and praising God even though they were in chains. But, they knew God and that he would help them through. Because of their joy the jailer and all his household became Christians. Others can come to Christ because of your example especially in the midst of difficult times.
God is a God that causes you to triumph. Whatever the circumstance, be thankful because GOD won't let you down. If the enemy throws a mess at you, give thanks to God because He’s pulling you through. If the world stands in your way, give thanks to God because He makes a way where there is no way. Whatever comes your way, giving thanks to God because He always causes you to triumph. You’re always on the winning team. You always have the victory!
Evangelist Cheryl Lacey Donovan
The F.A.I.T.H. Walker
(Fearless Anointed Inspiring Thought Provoking and His)
We Can’t Afford Not to Be Thankful...
Well, I, for one, know I can’t.  I’ve been blessed on multiple levels. Sometimes we get busy with everyday life and the little letdowns and we forget just how lucky we are.
It’s sad that it always takes a horrific event for us to recognize our good fortunes. Yeah. We just get so bogged down with such mundane issues that we forget what’s important.

Recently the USA bonded to support our East Coast brothers and sisters through Hurricane Sandy. It was a merciless storm that destroyed a lot of property and took lives. Suddenly the worries weighing on my mind didn’t seem so big anymore. 
Sandy took me back to Hurricane Ike which devastated my beloved city of Houston. I remember being up all night as he rattled through the sky leaving chaos in numerous corners of the Bayou City. I also remember the relief I felt to see sunlight the next morning. How thankful, truly thankful I was that we’d made it out safe. We hadn’t even experienced damage to the property. We’d been so, so blessed and I was so happy.

But that happiness disappeared as I listened to the radio during the following two weeks without power. Sure I was missing television and the Internet but once again that didn’t weigh on my mind. Why? Because I was reminded how many people hadn’t been blessed. So many people lost their homes and their lives.

There is one image that sticks with me when it comes to Ike. I remember the picture in the paper the next day of a little girl picking up an object that had been tossed from her home by the storm. She stood within a sea of debris and hopefulness.  You know why that picture stays on my mind? It wasn’t because of what she held or how her property looked. But there was one thing, one thing she did in that picture that reminded me how lucky I was.

She was smiling. And with her being able to smile through all she experienced I knew that I was lucky just to be alive. As I live I will never forget that little girl’s face.
So when you pull up a chair for Thanksgiving dinner this year, remember you are blessed. It might not be in ways you expect but we’re always blessed.
We just have to do better at recognizing it.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Cheryl Lacey Donovan is "The F.A.I.T.H. Walker.
Fearless Anointed Inspired Thought Provoking and His.