WomenTransforming the Lives of Others: Cheryl Johnson, COTS Detroit

March 17, 2016
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Women's History Month
Women Transforming the Lives of Others
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Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director 
Coalition On Temporary Housing (COTS)

Cheryl Johnson has toiled relentlesslyin the trenches for 26 years helping Detroit’s homeless population as the ExecutiveDirector of COTS.  Astonishingly, thereare over 16,000 homeless in the streets of Detroit, in which 1/3 are children. The30 year old non-profit provides 200 units of permanent housing, a temporary andtransitional housing for families and individuals.

Ms. Johnson states, “I noticed that thechildren of our former clients were staying at the shelter with their children.Every generation should improve on another. We must break the cycle ofpoverty.”

She sought to obtain the training andskills she needed to create a holistic approach to help homeless families outof poverty. Cheryl became a certified life coach and attended the HarvardBusiness School Executive Education in Non-profit Management program.  

The Passport to Self-Sufficiency™ theory ofchange was birthed as a result of her training. The program provides resources such as housing, education and training,financial literacy, health and well-being and employment and job training toend the malice cycle of poverty among families.

Despite her hard work to support other families,Cheryl cherishes the relationships with her four children and husband. Shestates, “I wake up every morning being grateful. I am clear about one thing, mymission is to eradicate poverty wherever it is in the world.”  To find out more information about COTS visit www.cotsdetroit.org.

Takeaways from the interview include:

·                 As a leader seek to serveothers

·                 Listen to the heart of yourclients and learn from them

·                 Be grateful for what youhave

·                 Seek to improve the livesof each generation in your family

·                 Think about how yourcurrent narrative is blocking you from being your best you

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Angeline Lawrence isan author, speaker and spiritual growth consultant. She co-authored Resilience:Living Life by Design, which detailed her faith-based strategy to overcomeworkplace bullying. She will publish her second book, Positioned4Power: TheWorking Woman’s Guide to Winning in Life in spring of 2016. Subscribe to herweekly blog posts, Words to L.I.V.E. by – (Live in Victory and Expectation) onher website at https://www.angelinelawrence.com/blog.

Part 1 - Growth Under Duress - Interview with Deneen L. Garrett

January 13, 2016
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Part 1 - Growth under Duress

Deneen L. Garrett, Manager AT&T Universe

Stress is apart of our lives in one form or another. Romans 8:28 states, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”(NIV)

However, when the stress takes a toll on your health and spiritual well-being it is time to make a change. Ms. Deneen L. Garrett, a high performing manager, mother and community volunteer learned to make life adjustments to off-set health issues caused by stress. Deneen moved her family back to Detroit, from Las Vegas to lessen the stress and surround herself with a support system.  

Listen to my interview as Deneen shares her story what she practices to gain inner peace and impart it to her team and family.

Deneen’s tips include:

·         Praying the word of God and reading scriptures daily

·         Changing her diet and getting back to daily exercise

·         Self-reflection and quiet time in her car before work

·         Prioritizing her workload – cutting down the daily “To-Do” List

·         Making time for community service and family

·         Raising an independent child – She teaches her son do things for himself

Ms. Garrett’s purpose is to help others and make their lives better. Every day she seeks to make a difference in someone’s life.

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Importance of Patience - Growth Under Duress

January 6, 2016
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Happy New Year Shine & Grind Listeners.
2015 was a year of challenges, but we have crossed another bridge into the new possibilities. The month of January we will discuss growth under duress. I will start off with a discussion on Patience. The following weeks, three dynamic women who beat the odds to thrive despite negative circumstance will be guests on the show. Join us as I interview Ms. Deneen Garrett, Ms. Kimberly Collins and Ms. Eddrina Clark as they share their strategies for growth under duress.
We all endure trails and hard times, but our patience will help us to not endure to thrive. We are warriors for Christ, not merely survivors. Luke 21:19 states, " In your patience possess ye your souls." (KJV). However, the New International Version states, "Stand firm and you will win life."  Our patience is the key to sustaining our faith walk in Christ and enduring to the end to win.
Listen in as I discuss the need to wait on God and hear his voice.  We must stand in our faith ready to hear his direction.  I also share my testimony of the physical rehabilitation my son, Justin endured in 2015 after major knee surgery.  We both needed patience for him to  successful complete his program. Today he is working out independently and preparing for the next season of sports. God is faithful if we wait on HIM.
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Overcoming Adversity Interview with Frances Purrier

March 11, 2015
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Overcoming Adversity – Interview by Angeline Lawrence

Special Guest 

Minister Frances Purrier, Founder of Power of One Radio Station

Challenges and setbacks are a part of everyday life for many of us. My special guest, Minister Frances Purrier, learned to deal with adversity through the power of prayer at an early age. As a licensed Minister she helps adults and youth overcome traumatic experiences such as mental, physical and sexual abuse.

Listen in as we discuss overcoming adversity and hear her lessons learned from being the founder of the Power of One Radio Station.  The programming focuses on spreading the gospel through all media with God-centered content.

Visit her website at www.powerof-1one.com. You can reach her at Call 804-888-5518 or email: [email protected].

Follow her on social media at facebook.com/powerof1one and on twitter.com/PowerOf_1One

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Watching over the Vision

February 13, 2015
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Watching Over the Vision

By: Angeline Lawrence


The job of a visionary does not end with simply writing down the plan.  The hard part is getting a great team to help execute it.  We can learn how to watch over the vision from some of the great leaders mentioned in the Word of God.

One of the most renowned female leaders of Israel was Deborah, a powerful woman of God that was a judge over the people of Israel.   Deborah charged Barak to fulfill the order given by God to lead an army of men to attack the nation’s enemy. He responded in Judges 4:8, “Barak said to her, “If you go with me, I will go; but if you don’t go with me, I won’t go.”  The most talented people on a team will still need the support of their leaders to get the job done. 

In addition, God watches over every word he speaks to man as stated in Jeremiah 1:12. He positions his spirit-filled leaders to execute his vision and intercede on his behalf. Download the new episode now and listen as I discuss, “Watching over the Vision.”

New Segment Alert

We are introducing a new segment to the show called, “Financial Fridays” where we interview industry experts on business and personal resources such as funding, training and personal development.

Thanks again for joining me on the Shine and Grind Show. I have a special offer for Shine and Grind listeners for the pre-sell of my book, "The Working Women's Guide to Winning: Defeat Satan at His Own Game with Integrity,” which will be published soon. The book will provide more strategies for overcoming life’s challenges such as workplace bullying. Get started now http://bit.ly/10GBGrx and receive a free audio chapter from the book.

I am also offering a free eBook, “Hearing the Voice of God.” Grab your copy now at www.angelinelawrence1.instapage.com

Love Your Enemies By Angeline Lawrence

January 16, 2015
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Love Your Enemies

by: Angeline Lawrence, Host


Being on the receiving end of taunts and bullying can be detrimental to our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.  As Christians, many of us were not built to give great comebacks when insulted.  Christ taught his disciples to love everyone, especially their enemies because he held them to a higher standard of righteousness. 

Matthew 5:44 states, “But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,” (NIV) Christ taught them that true faith in God was more than the observance of laws and ordinances.  Christ emphasized the importance of displaying the same characteristics of compassion, equity and virtue as the Creator.  The ability to pray for individuals who work against us embodies great strength and righteousness.  Our Creator bestows His love and blessings upon everyone, even individuals that do not obey His Word.  We must learn to love the people that hate us. 

In honor of one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the history of America, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend.”

Thanks again for joining me on the Shine and Grind Show. I have a special offer for Shine and Grind listeners for the pre-sell of my book, "The Working Women's Guide to Winning: Defeat Satan at His Own Game with Integrity,” which will be published in 2015. The book will provide more strategies for overcoming life’s challenges such as workplace bullying. Get started now http://bit.ly/10GBGrx and receive a free audio chapter from the book.

I am also offering a free eBook, “Hearing the Voice of God.” Grab your copy now at www.angelinelawrence1.instapage.com.

My Sister’s Keeper by Angeline Lawrence

January 12, 2015
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My Sister's Keeper
Angeline Lawrence, Host

Many of us have fallen short in some area of our life as Christians. Christ was adamant that we not judge others. Matthew 7:1 states, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.” (NIV)     Rather, we should restore our sisters in the faith who have made mistakes, than ostracize them. Believers in the New Testament church were taught to help those that were weaker in the faith than they were.

Of course we must discern the situation and use wisdom. While some individuals are remorseful and want to rebuild their faith, there are others that are the opposite. Today, I will talk about ways to help individuals that have failed in their walk of faith, but need help to overcome. (Galatians 6:1) 

As members of the Kingdom of God who are strong, it is our duty to help restore them with love and gentleness.  Romans 15:1 states, “We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves.” (NIV)

Thanks again for joining me on the Shine and Grind Show. I have a special offer for Shine and Grind listeners for the pre-sell of my book, "The Working Women's Guide to Winning: Defeat Satan at His Own Game with Integrity,” which will be published in 2015. The book will provide more strategies for overcoming life’s challenges such as workplace bullying. Get started now http://bit.ly/10GBGrx and receive a free audio chapter from the book.

I am also offering a free ebook, “Hearing the Voice of God.” Grab your copy now at www.angelinelawrence1.instapage.com.

Rejecting Disruptive People

January 9, 2015
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Rejecting Disruptive People

by: Angeline Lawrence, Host
Walking with God can be a lonely path at times. I know God will never leave us, but having a brother/sister in the faith we can relate to is priceless.  Occasionally, we will connect to other believers that seem to be our friends, but in reality they are more like “Frenemies” who seek to gossip about us. 

Today, I want to talk about rejecting individuals that are self-serving trouble makers.  We can all identify with the “busy body,” who will chase the sincere believers away because of the confusion they cause. 

II Thessalonians 3:6 states, “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, we command you, brothers and sisters, to keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us.” (NIV) Oftentimes, letting go of close relationships can be difficult. Especially when it is a person that you consider to be a friend. However, it is important to stay clear of individuals who keep up confusion. They are not about working on our Father’s business because they are prying in the business of others.  

Thanks again for joining me on the Shine and Grind Show. I have a special offer for Shine and Grind listeners for the pre-sell of my book, "The Working Women's Guide to Winning: Defeat Satan at His Own Game with Integrity,” which will be published in 2015. The book will provide more strategies for overcoming life’s challenges such as workplace bullying. Get started now http://bit.ly/10GBGrx and receive a free audio chapter from the book.

I am also offering a free ebook, “Hearing the Voice of God.” Grab your copy now at www.angelinelawrence1.instapage.com.

How to Overcome Fear by Angeline Lawrence

January 6, 2015
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Overcoming Fear

Angeline Lawrence, Host

In past episodes, I discussed the love God has for us. If that love is strong and without any fear, then we are unstoppable.  Fear is defined as an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger.  It does not have to be an actual threat, but our anticipation of a threat. Fear can paralyze us and hinder our faith walk.

We must overcome the fear to show that we’ll obey the voice of God regardless of the situation. Ultimately, our love for God is shown through obedience to Him.

Yes, we may naturally have concerns when God is taking us through an experience in our lives that is new. Yet, we must obey his Word and follow his voice so that our love is perfect. I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (NIV)

Listen in as I discuss overcoming fear.

Thanks again for joining me and Happy New Year.

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Year In Review - Traits of a Leader

January 2, 2015
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 2014 Year in Review

2014 was a tremendous year of growth and new opportunity for many of us.  It is no surprise that the #1 downloaded episode of the year was about Leadership. The ability to motivate and connect with others is a priceless skill. Some of individuals are born to be lead, while others are groomed.

One of our greatest examples is the true servant-leader Jesus Christ.  Humility is one of the most important ingredients for outstanding leadership. Download the episode and listen as I discuss the characteristics of great leadership.

I have a special offer for Shine and Grind listeners for the pre-sell of my book, "The Working Women's Guide to Winning: Defeat Satan at His Own Game with Integrity” that will be published in 2015. Enjoy a 20% discount off the pre-sell price of $12.99. The book will provide more strategies for overcoming life’s challenges such as workplace bullying and the Big C, a diagnosis of cancer for loved ones. Get started now http://bit.ly/10GBGrx.