“Vanessa and Lydia” “Today’s Successful Businesswoman”

Vanessa has an admired Biblical predecessor: Lydia, trader and seller of the expensive exotic dye. She had an international trade product…just as Vanessa has today. They have similar desires and accomplishments. Not by coincidence, I paired her with Lydia in the Bible [Act 16:14-15] Paul took special notice of the women who met by the riverside, praying and discussing the faith they were seeking. Lydia was a clothier, an entrepreneurial personality, a business woman; a seller of purple, a renowned product in the Roman world for wealth and royalty.” She traded and sold cloth using this exotic dye and hosted...

“Marjorie Nixon Smith” Vote For “Marj, The Teflon Woman”

With the disenfranchisement of blacks at the turn of the 20th century after the Reconstruction era, Alabama Democrats suppressed populist challenges and the state became part of the “Solid South.” This constitution was not initially supported by the majority of Whites, but Democrats used the call of white supremacy to gain passage.[1] In addition to wanting to affirm white supremacy, the planter and business elite were concerned about voting by lower-class and uneducated Whites. Historian J. Morgan Kousser found, “They disfranchised these Whites as willingly as they deprived Blacks of the vote. Mrs. Marjorie Nixon Smith agreed to tell me “her story.” Her...

“The Way” “Trial Of The Conscience” Look For The “Good In Everyone!”

Sometimes, our first thoughts are not our best thoughts. We may want to think this is a great strategy to follow: that is,”Follow your first mind. ”However, that can get you into a lot of trouble. First mind may be a wrong impulsive decision.  Just because you think it: your best thinking may not be your first thoughts. Do you remember what happened to the Apostle  Peter,?  He was in a trance with a vision (ecstasy;  amazement), when he heard a voice and saw a great sheet open up with all kinds of strange animals from every part of the...

Trial Of The Conscience” Part 2 “Season Your Tongue With Vanilla

Who of anyone of us has not said things we should not have said and did not fully realize the impact of what we have said until it comes back to haunt us through our own conscience or through the words of someone else? Who? Remember what James said (James 3:6), “the tongue is a fire. Words set on fire the course of nature.” I haven’t heard yet how this coronavirus got started. But nevertheless, Almighty God is doing something and sending us a message. He is renovating the universe, because His imminent return is on the divine calendar. Mark...

A Tribute to Cecil McLinn

“Cecil McLinn served as an Executive Board Member with our Chamber of Commerce and Hope Foundation. He passed away on January 25, 2021 from complications of COVID -19. This article was written in December 2020, and now serves as a Tribute to his legacy.” by: Jeanette Grattan Parker The story of Cecil McLinn is one of major interest, especially during this time when we hear of too many African American men having been beat up and shot up at relatively young ages when they are still in childbearing years. When the lives of Black males are “cut off,” that means their...

“Fear and The Fear Of It”

The light will shine and things will get better. I was thinking of you and I wrote a poem for you. When I was in high school and junior college and elementary school, my teachers were optimistic and encouraging. Well, maybe not one or two. The spoken word can be uplifting or discouraging to the point of damaging one’s whole life. One of the biggest lies told If we can manage our tongues and what words roll off of them, we can help ourselves more and help others. If we can constrain our facial expressions which also speak words, our...

Ask Dr. Jeanette™ Success On “The Way” “Bending Steel With A Cold Toothpick” “You Can Do It!”

Sometimes we may feel like our situation and our circumstances are just too difficult to bear. Or, Sometimes, it may seem whatever there is that we must face is impossible. Have you ever gotten hung up on trying to operate technology?Have you ever had a goal in mind and it just seems you will not get through it to the culmination of its success? Sit down. Take a deep breath. Re-focus. Only see in your mind’s eye there is a next step. There is “a way” to move forward. I don’t care what is your status in life you will...

“Honoring Dr. King by Respecting Our Bodies” “Cow With Stripes?!” “Zebra with Spots?!” “Stay Prepared! What’s Next?!” Part 2

Refresh my memory: Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) are living organisms whose genetic material has been artificially manipulated in a laboratory through genetic engineering. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacteria, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods.” Genetic modification of organisms is the process of altering the DNA of an organism to give the organism traits it did not already possess. They are done by taking the DNA that codes for the desired trait from one organism and adding it to the DNA of another organism. (dpsn.instructure.com)  Ancient documents clearly tell us that you can do things because they...

“The Right Attitude Can Catapult You To Success!” Going Up?? Absolutely ‘YES!’ 2021 Belongs To Me! I Own It!

Yup! That’s the right attitude. Attitude, outlook, state of mind, mindset, bright perspective, without fear … these all promote your success going forward. Here’s the thing. Your goal-plan may be for one year; however, take in your plan one day at a time. Why? Because Rome wasn’t built in a day (a saying) You can make change through the power of “the spoken word.” Know what you want. Listen to your thinking. Do you know what you are thinking? Focus. Pull out your imaginary vacuum cleaner every morning and sweep aside fear. Fear will only fog your mind, block your...

“Ask Dr. Jeanette” At Success On “The Way

“The Victorious Onlookers” “Your Seeds Are Bearing Fruit” You have choice. Ask yourself, “what seeds have I sown and expect them to blossom and grow. Surely, over a period of time you have sown some seeds to grow something. You expect to reap fruit from the seeds. Don’t you? Yes, of course. No one just does something and doesn’t expect to receive something in return. That seed can be material or spiritual. Whatever, you expect growth! If you believe everything you hear or see in the world, you’re going to stay doubtful, confused and unaccomplished. Some might say, “why can’t...