Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker

Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. She promoted her products by traveling about the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians. Her savvy business acumen led her to become the first female self-made millionaire in the United States who donated the largest amount of money by an African-American toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913. She was rivaled only by the countless philanthropic endeavors for which she is also known.

Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, on a cotton plantation near Delta, Louisiana. Her parents, Owen and Minerva, were recently freed slaves, and Sarah, who was their fifth child, was the first in her family to be free-born. Minerva Breedlove died in 1874 and Owen passed away the following year, both due to unknown causes, and Sarah became an orphan at the age of 7. After her parents’ passing, Sarah was sent to live with her sister, Louvinia, and her brother-in-law. The three moved to Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1877, where Sarah picked cotton and was likely employed doing household work, although no documentation exists verifying her employment at the time.

At age 14, to escape both her oppressive working environment and the frequent mistreatment she endured at the hands of her brother-in-law, Sarah married a man named Moses McWilliams. On June 6, 1885, Sarah gave birth to a daughter, A’Leila. When Moses died two years later, Sarah and A’Lelia moved to St. Louis, where Sarah’s brothers had established themselves as barbers. There, Sarah found work as a washerwoman, earning $1.50 a day—enough to send her daughter to the city’s public schools. She also attended public night school whenever she could.
While in St. Louis, Breedlove met her second husband Charles J. Walker, who worked in advertising and would later help promote her hair care business.

As profits continued to grow, in 1908 Walker opened a factory and a beauty school in Pittsburgh, and by 1910, when Walker transferred her business operations to Indianapolis, the Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company had become wildly successful, with profits that were the modern-day equivalent of several million dollars. In Indianapolis, the company not only manufactured cosmetics, but trained sales beauticians. These “Walker Agents” became well known throughout the black communities of the United States. In turn, they promoted Walker’s philosophy of “cleanliness and loveliness” as a means of advancing the status of African-Americans. An innovator, Walker organized clubs and conventions for her representatives, which recognized not only successful sales, but also philanthropic and educational efforts among African-Americans.

In 1913, Walker and Charles divorced, and she traveled throughout Latin America and the Caribbean promoting her business and recruiting others to teach her hair care methods. While her mother traveled, A’Lelia Walker helped facilitate the purchase of property in Harlem, New York, recognizing that the area would be an important base for future business operations. In 1916, upon returning from her travels, Walker moved to her new townhouse in Harlem. From there, she would continue to operate her business, while leaving the day-to-day operations of her factory in Indianapolis to its forelady.

Walker quickly immersed herself in Harlem’s social and political culture. She founded philanthropies that included educational scholarships and donations to homes for the elderly, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Conference on Lynching, among other organizations focused on improving the lives of African-Americans. She also donated the largest amount of money by an African-American toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913.

During the 1890s, Sarah Breedlove developed a scalp disorder that caused her to lose much of her hair, and she began to experiment with both home remedies and store-bought hair care treatments in an attempt to improve her condition. In 1905, Breedlove was hired as a commission agent by Annie Turnbo Malone—a successful, black, hair care product entrepreneur—and she moved to Denver, Colorado. While there, Breedlove’s husband Charles helped her create advertisements for a hair care treatment for African Americans that she was perfecting. Her husband also encouraged her to use the more recognizable name “Madam C.J. Walker,” by which she was thereafter known.

In 1907, Walker and her husband traveled around the South and Southeast promoting her products and giving lecture demonstrations of her “Walker Method”—involving her own formula for pomade, brushing and the use of heated combs.

Madam C.J. Walker died of hypertension on May 25, 1919, at age 51, at the estate home she had built for herself in Irvington-on-Hudson, New York. At the time of her death, Walker was sole owner of her business, which was valued at more than $1 million. Her personal fortune was estimated at between $600,000 and $700,000. Today, Walker is widely credited as the first American woman to become a self-made millionaire.

Walker left one-third of her estate to her daughter, A’Lelia Walker—who would also become well-known as an important part of the cultural Harlem Renaissance—and the remainder to various charities. Walker’s funeral took place at her home, Villa Lewaro, in Irvington-on-Hudson, which was designated a National Historic Landmark, and she was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York.

In 1927, the Walker Building, an arts center that Walker had begun work on before her death, was opened in Indianapolis. An important African-American cultural center for decades, it is now a registered National Historic Landmark. In 1998, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp of Madam C.J. Walker as part of its “Black Heritage” series.

Quotes by Madame CJ Walker

“I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.”

“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”

“I got my start by giving myself a start.”

Shirley Chisholm, First Black Congresswoman

Shirley Chisholm, First Black Congresswoman

Shirley said “Of my two handicaps, being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.”

Born in New York City in 1924, Shirley Chisholm became the first black congresswoman and for seven terms represented New York State in the House. She ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1972. Throughout her political career Chisholm fought for education opportunities and social justice. She left congress in 1983 to teach and lecture. She died in 2005.

US representative and social activist. Born Shirley St. Hill on November 30, 1924 in New York City. Chisholm spent part of her childhood in Barbados with her grandmother and graduated from Brooklyn College in 1946. She began her career as a teacher and earned a Master’s degree in elementary education from Columbia University. She served as director of the Hamilton-Madison Child Care Center from 1953 to 1959 as an educational consultant to New York City’s Bureau of Child Welfare from 1959 to 1964.

In 1969, Chisholm became the first black congresswoman and began the first of seven terms. After initially being assigned to the House Forestry Committee, she shocked many by demanding reassignment. She was placed on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, eventually graduating to the Education and Labor Committee. She became one of the founding members of the Congressional Black Caucus in 1969.

Chisholm became the first African American woman to make a bid to be President of the United States when she ran for the Democratic nomination in 1972. A champion of minority education and employment opportunities throughout her tenure in Congress, Chisholm was also a vocal opponent of the draft. After leaving Congress in 1983, she taught at Mount Holyoke College and was popular on the lecture circuit.

Chisholm was married to Conrad Chisholm from 1949 to 1977. She wed Arthur Hardwick, Jr. in 1986. She is the author of two books, Unbought and Unbossed (1970) and The Good Fight (1973).

“Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.” – Shirley Chisholm

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. – Shirley Chisholm

I don’t measure America by its achievement but by its potential. – Shirley Chisholm

Her campaign slogan was “Fighting Shirley Chisholm—Unbought and Unbossed.”

Medgar Evers, Civil Rights Activist

Medgar Evers, Civil Rights Activist

Civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. In 1954, he became the first state field secretary of the NAACP in Mississippi. As such, he organized voter-registration efforts, demonstrations, and economic boycotts of companies that practiced discrimination. He also worked to investigate crimes perpetrated against blacks. On June 12, 1963, Evers was assassinated outside of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.

Renowned civil rights activist Medgar Evers was born on July 2, 1925, in Decatur, Mississippi. Growing up in a Mississippi farming family, Evers was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1943. He fought in both France and Germany during World War II, and received an honorable discharge in 1946. In 1948, he entered Alcorn College (now Alcorn State University) in Lorman, Mississippi. During his senior year, Evers married a fellow student, Myrlie Beasley. They later had three children: Darrell, Reena and James.

Upon graduation from college in 1952, Evers began working as an insurance salesman. He became involved in the Regional Council of Negro Leadership. His work with the RCNL was his first experience as a civil rights organizer. He spearheaded the group’s boycott against gas stations that refused to let blacks use their restrooms. With his older brother, Charles, Evers also worked on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, organizing local affiliates.

Evers applied to the University of Mississippi Law School in February 1954. After being rejected, he volunteered to help NAACP try to integrate the university with a lawsuit. Thurgood Marshall served as his attorney for this legal challenge to racial discrimination. While he failed to gain admission to the law school, Evers managed to raise his profile with the NAACP. In May 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in the famous Brown v. Board of Education case. This decision legally ended segregation of schools, but it took many years for it to be fully implemented.

Later in 1954, Evers became the first field secretary for the NAACP in Mississippi. He moved with his family to Jackson, Mississippi. As state field secretary, Evers traveled around Mississippi extensively. He recruited new members for the NAACP and organized voter-registration efforts. Evers also led demonstrations and economic boycotts of white-owned companies that practiced discrimination.

While a virtual unknown elsewhere, Evers was one of Mississippi’s most prominent civil rights activists. He fought racial injustices in many forms, including how the state and local legal system handled crimes against African Americans. Evers called for a new investigation to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy who had allegedly been killed for talking to a white woman. He also protested the conviction of his fellow Mississippi civil rights activist Clyde Kennard on theft charges in 1960.

Due to his high-profile position with the NAACP, Evers became a target for those who opposed racial equality and desegregation.

He and his family were subjected to numerous threats and violent actions over the years, including a firebombing of their house in May 1963. At 12:40 a.m. on June 12, 1963, Evers was shot in the back in the driveway of his home in Jackson. He died less than a hour later at a nearby hospital.

Evers was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery, and the NAACP posthumously awarded him their 1963 Spingarn Medal.

The national outrage over Evers’s murder increased support for legislation that would become the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Immediately after Evers’s death, the NAACP appointed his brother, Charles, to his position. Charles Evers went on to become a major political figure in the state; in 1969, he was elected the mayor of Fayette, Mississippi, becoming the first African-American mayor of a racially mixed Southern town since the Reconstruction.

In February 1994, nearly 31 years after Evers’s death, Beckwith was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. He died in January 2001 at the age of 80.

In 1995, Myrlie Evers-Williams (she remarried) was elected chairwoman of the board of directors of the NAACP. She is currently a member of the board’s executive committee.
Since his untimely passing,

Medgar Evers’s contributions to the civil rights movement have been honored in many ways. His wife created what is now known as the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute in Jackson, Mississippi, to continue the couple’s commitment to social change. The City University of New York has named one of its campuses after the slain activist. In 2009, the U.S. Navy also bestowed his name on one of their vessels.

QUOTES

“You can kill a man, but you can’t kill an idea.” – Medgar Evers

“If we don’t like what the Republicans do, we need to get in there and change it.” – Medgar Evers

“WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME? WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS” By Daphney Chaney

“WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME?  WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS” By Daphney Chaney

DAY 10

DAY 10 !!! OF: WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS? DAY 10! YAY!! WE MADE IT!!! HAS YOUR LOVE WALK BEEN TESTED AS MUCH AS MINE? I CAN PROUDLY PROCLAIM:” YES JESUS, I PASSED THE TEST!!! WITH YOU ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE! I cannot and do not want to re-count all that has happened, but because of this study and commitment, the deliberate effort to LOVE unconditionally has been a success. It is my prayer that you and I both consistently apply these principles to our lives.

“Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and [a]disregards the offenses of others]. Practice hospitality to one another (those of the household of faith). [Be hospitable, be a lover of strangers, with brotherly affection for the unknown guests, the foreigners, the poor, and all others who come your way who are of Christ’s body.] And [in each instance] do it ungrudgingly (cordially and graciously, without complaining but as representing Him).” 1 Peter 4:8-9 AMP

Concerning the number 10 I found this interesting: There are four biblical numbers in the Bible that denote completion or perfection. Three, seven, ten, and twelve all mean completion and perfection.

While each number represents completion or perfection, it is a different type of completion or perfection. Three means “divine perfection.” Seven means “spiritual perfection.” Twelve means “governmental perfection.” That’s why there are twelve people on a jury. Ten is the number of perfection or completion of God’s “divine order.” It is the only one of the perfect biblical numbers in which humans have a part.

We cannot be part of the three, seven, or twelve. We are definitely part of the ten since it is the number of completion based on God’s order AND human responsibility. The number ten is built into our very anatomy. DAY 10 COMPLETION based on God’s order and human responsibility, it is GOD’s order that we LOVE one another; it is our responsibility to live in order with God’s Word.

1 Corinthians 13:2 tells us, “If I had the gift of prophecy and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.”

WHAT DOES LOVE LOOK LIKE AGAIN? IS IT MERELY IN WORD? NO IT IS ALSO IN DEED. LET’S RECAP:

DAY 1-LOVE INVOLVES SACRIFICE- (THINKING LESS OF SELF & MORE OF OTHERS)

DAY 2- LOVE MUST BE DEMONSTRATED (SHOW PEOPLE THAT YOU LOVE THEM, ACTUALLY REACH BEYOND YOUR NORMAL CIRCLE)

DAY 3-BLESS THOSE WHO CURSE YOU, AND PRAY FOR THOSE WHO PERSECUTE YOU. (THIS INVOLVES MORE THAN SAYING I BLESS YOU! IT INVOLVES GIVING OF SELF)

DAY 4- REACH OUT TO THOSE YOU HAVENT TOUCHED IN A WHILE- FOLLOWING JESUS INTO SAMERIA ( REACH OUT TO THOSE LESS LIKELY TO BE REACHED ie; a distant relative, old friend, someone on the street- changing lives through 1 person)

DAY 5- SHOWING LOVE THROUGH GRACE (When you want to avenge yourself leave room for GOD)

DAY 6 THE NUMBER OF MAN (Embrace that Gods love for you flows from an inexhaustible source; LOVE yourself enough to rid your life of contamination by negative people, abusive people, debilitating thoughts, etc.

DAY 7 LOVE PEOPLE ENOUGH TO RELEASE THEM FROM THE PAST (LET IT GO!)

DAY 8-BEGIN WITH HUMILITY (Esteem one another as better than yourself) Celebrate the GIFTs in each other.

DAY 9-BIRTHING DAY (Be a purpose driven mid-wife and help someone else birth their dream)

DAY 10 COMPLETION! TODAY!!! THANK YOU FOR JOINING ME!!!!

Thank you for joining Daphney Chaney and me, Clara Peters as we take this walk. Minister Chaney has shared with us for 10 days and each day has truly been a blessing. I pray that each of you were bless by the 10 day love walk. If you missed any day you can always go back and read that day.

GOD Bless You Much Love Minister Clara Peters

Barbara Jordan, the first Black Woman in the Texas Legislature

Barbara Jordan, the first Black Woman in the Texas Legislature

Born on February 21, 1936, in Houston, Texas, Barbara Jordan was a lawyer and educator who was a congresswoman from 1972 to 1978—the first African-American congresswoman to come from the deep South and the first woman ever elected to the Texas Senate (1966). She captured the attention of President Lyndon Johnson, who invited her to the White House for a preview of his 1967 civil rights message.

A groundbreaking African-American politician, Barbara Jordan worked hard to achieve her dreams. She grew up in a poor black neighborhood in Houston, Texas. The daughter of a Baptist minister, Jordan was encouraged by her parents to strive for academic excellence. Her gift for language and building arguments was apparent in high school, where she was an award-winning debater and orator.

After graduating from Texas Southern University in 1956, Jordan continued her studies at Boston University Law School. She was one of the few black students in the program. Jordan returned to Texas after earning her degree and set up her law practice. At first, she worked out of her parents’ home. Before long, Jordan became active in politics by campaigning for the Democratic presidential ticket of John F. Kennedy and fellow Texan Lyndon B. Johnson. In 1962, Jordan launched her first bid for public office, seeking a spot in the Texas legislature. It took two more tries for her to make history.

However in 1966, Jordan finally won a seat in the Texas legislature, becoming the first black woman to do so. She did not receive a warm welcome from her new colleagues initially, but she eventually won some of them over. Jordan sought to improve the lives of her constituents by helping usher through the state’s first law on minimum wage. She also worked to create the Texas Fair Employment Practices Commission. In 1972, her fellow lawmakers voted her in as president pro tempore of the state senate. Jordan became the first African American woman to hold this post.

Advancing in her career, Jordan won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1972. As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, she was thrust into the national spotlight during the Watergate scandal. Jordan stood as a moral compass during this time of crisis, calling for the impeachment of President Richard M. Nixon for his involvement in this illegal political enterprise. “I am not going to sit here and be an idle spectator to the diminution, the subversion, the destruction of the Constitution,” she said in a nationally televised speech during the proceedings.

At the 1976 Democratic National Convention, Jordan once again captured the public’s attention with her keynote address. She told the crowd, “My presence here . . . is one additional bit of evidence that the American dream need not forever be deferred.” Jordan had reportedly hoped to secure the position of U.S. attorney general within Jimmy Carter’s administration after he won the election, but Carter gave the post to someone else.

Announcing that she wouldn’t seek reelection, Jordan finished up her final term in 1979. Some thought that she might have gone farther in her political career, but it was later revealed that Jordan had been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis around this time.

She took some time to reflect on her life and political career, penning Barbara Jordan: A Self-Portrait (1979). Jordan soon turned her attention toward educating future generations of politicians and public officials, accepting a professorship at the University of Texas at Austin. She became the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair of Public Policy in 1982.

While her educational work was the focus of her later years, Jordan never fully stepped away from public life. She served as a special counsel on ethics for Texas Governor Ann Richards in 1991. The following year, Jordan once again took the national stage to deliver a speech at the Democratic National Convention. Her health had declined by this point, and she had to give her address from her wheelchair. Still, Jordan spoke to rally her party with the same powerful and thoughtful style she had displayed 16 years earlier.

In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Jordan to head up the Commission on Immigration Reform. He also honored her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom that same year. She passed away two years later, on January 17, 1996, in Austin, Texas. Jordan died of pneumonia, a complication of her battle with leukemia.

The nation mourned the loss of a great pioneer who shaped the political landscape with her dedication to the Constitution, her commitment to ethics and her impressive oratory skills. “There was simply something about her that made you proud to be a part of the country that produced her,” said former Texas governor Ann Richards in remembrance of her colleague. President Clinton said, “Barbara always stirred our national conscience.”

“WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME? WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS” By Daphney Chaney

“WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME?  WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS” By Daphney Chaney

DAY 9 OF: WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS!! WOW ITS ALMOST OVER!! I’VE ENJOYED THIS!!! SINCE DAY 8 WAS POSTED TODAY AND EXTREMELY LONG! THIS ONE IS SHORT AND SWEET! DAY 9 THE NUMBER OF BIRTH! MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN FOR SOMEONE ELSE AND GUESS WHAT??? DO NOT TELL THEM THAT YOU DID IT! LET GOD GET THE GLORY!!! (I share this for the purpose of this post, and thank GOD the people are not on FB, so its stays concealed.)

Recently set a business deal between two people, knowing one was having financial concerns, even though, mine were not in overflow, I sacrificed and paid for a percentage of the cost of the service, after speaking to the person, she was excited to find out that her cost would be minimal, all they told her was that she received a special price, she praised GOD and I never revealed what I had done. GOD GETS THE GLORY!

DAY 9- MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR SOMEONE ELSE AND GIVE GOD ALL OF THE GLORY!

Thank you for joining Daphney Chaney and me, Clara Peters as we take this walk. Minister Chaney will share for 10 days. I pray that you have been blessed these last few days while on this love walk. If you are just joining, go back and read the other days before today you will truly be blessed.

GOD Bless You Much Love Minister Clara Peters

WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS? by Daphney Chaney

WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS? by Daphney Chaney

Im so sorry this is long!!! It just poured!! DAY 8 OF: WILL YOU TAKE A LOVE WALK WITH ME FOR 10 DAYS?

Day 8, NEW BEGINNINGS, WHAT A GREAT TIME TO WALK IN NEWNESS AND PRACTICE HUMILITY!
OUR LOVE WALK SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY IS: Phil 2:3 “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteems others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interest but also for the interest of others”

Paul is addressing PRIDE in this particular verse, nothing in selfish ambition on conceit, whether it be preaching the gospel or even in serving. Nothing should be done with an attitude of pride, rather he admonishes “lowliness of mind” a deep sense of humility, an honest evaluation of one’s own nature. It is easy to slip into pride, especially where “gifts” or education is concerned. One can easily exalt himself, I see and hear it all the time, yes different levels of maturity can set a person apart, as it should, but in lowliness of mind, Paul states here to esteem others as better than himself. What this means is, ahhh getting rid of the thought of “I”. I’m the authority! I’m the prophet! I’m the preacher! I’m the educated one! I, I, I….!!! Scriptures say, “He gave SOME!!!! Not ONE as Apostles, Prophets, Evangelist, Pastors, and Teachers.

Too much competition in the Body! I prophesied it! I got the Word! I did it! I wrote it! I signed my name on it!!! Ok, I know this messing some folks up, but I get so tired of hearing everybody copies off me!! Im the only one who hears from GOD! I’m the best preacher! When my Bible says, out of the mouths of two or three witnesses a matter shall be ESTABLISHED! I don’t know about you, but when GOD drops something in my spirit, and I get a text, a phone call, nor log on to FB and see the same thought, the same WORD! I start shouting!!! Because that’s confirmation to me!!! That MY GOD is triple SERIOUS ABOUT WHAT HE SAID!!!! I have no problem saying, honey you said that!!! I was thinking the same thing!!! I don’t need no recognition, no reward, and no reverence! GOD gets the Glory!!!
I have no problem saying, honey I was going to say it this way, but YOU!!!!!! Just tore it up!!!!! The Word says give credit where credit is due!!! CELEBRATION IS HARD FOR FOLKS IN THE BODY OF CHRIST!

I will tell you in a minute, I’m leaping in my spirit over the delivery from your belly!!!!! We got to drop the PRIDE!!! It aint about who said it first!! It’s about GOD speaking and confirming what HE will bring to pass!!! (Ok I’m going to get off that!!! Before I get into too much trouble!!! ** SIDE NOTE!!! NOW, IM NOT CONDONING MOCKING SPIRITS, OR DUPLICATING SPIRITS, OR WITCHCRAFT SPIRITS OR PERSONS WHO HAVE NOT MATURED IN THEIR AREAS OF GIFTING, ….BUT PRIDE MAKES THEM WANT ATTENTION SO THEY PRETEND THEY GOT A WORD AND AINT HEARD NOTHING!! SOME FOLKS are MASTERS AT DUPLICATION!!!! THEY CAN TAKE A WORD FROM SOMEBODY ELSE AND DOCTOR IT UP SO GOOD (add a couple more scriptures** and make it sound authentic) THAT’S PRIDE AND CRAFTINESS!!! WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TRUE HUMILITY HERE!!! AND LOWLINESS OF MIND!!! I can stay right here; because some “seasoned” saints ought to be teaching the younger saints! Instead of jealousy and being envious!!! Ok ok, let me move!!!

LOWLINESS OF MIND. … CONSIDER OTHERS AS BETTER THAN YOURSELVES. CAN YOU STEP BACK AND LET SOMEBODY ELSE SHINE!!!! CAN YOU SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE SOMEBODY ELSE? DO YOU HAVE THE MIND OF A SERVANT? Phil 2:5-8 tells us, “Christ Jesus being in the very nature GOD, did not consider equality with GOD something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death-even death on a cross” “Made Himself nothing is also translated MADE HIMSELF OF NO
REPUTATION! Wow that ought to mess some folks up right there! I KNOW IT DID ME!!! There were times, I was in the company of other Pastors and my mind (PRIDE) was, I’m where you are, what an humbling experience and feeling it is to step down off the pedestal and consider others as better than yourselves. Not too long ago, I met a woman via FB, who was traveling to speak when she mentioned that she didn’t have a traveling companion, I offered to assist her, carry her books, sit in the back at the table and sell her material, SERVE someone I had never met,

And it was an AWESOME experience! It wasn’t about me, or my time to neither speak, promote my book nor network. Just SERVICE! I remember being the guest speaker at an event, there was a spill on the floor and people were passing by as if they didn’t see it, or rather were too good to stoop down. I went into the bathroom got napkins and got on my hands and knees, while everyone else just starred with their noses in the air. The woman over the event, asked, “What are you doing, we need to take you to your seat?” I replied, “ I didn’t want anyone to slip and fall” Can you imagine the peoples face’s when I was introduced as the Speaker for the day?

DAY 8 HUMILITY! Biblical Humility is not serving with the attitude of false hood, insecurity , nor allowing others to mistreat you, it is knowing WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST; FULLY CONFIDENT IN WHO YOU ARE! All the while, declaring total dependence on GOD, Esteeming others as better than yourself, and SERVING for a HIGHER PURPOSE. I know you got the DOCTRATE but can you SERVE someone with NO DEGREE? I know that you are an ORATOR but can you allow someone else to speak? I know that you are OSCAR material, but can you allow someone else to have the part? I know your schedule is laid out, but can you sacrifice to help someone else? I know those are your new shoes, but can you take them off?

Thank you for joining Daphney Chaney and me, Clara Peters as we take this walk. Minister Chaney will share for 10 days. I pray that you have been blessed these last few days while on this love walk. If you are just joining, go back and read the other days before today you will truly be blessed .

GOD Bless You Much Love Minister Clara Peters