Wednesday, February 29, 2012

MrsDeveter's Winter MUST Reads!

Hey Ya'll:
Ok, so we really haven't had a winter to speak of in the North East. But I still feel compelled to pull together my reading lists per season. I'll keep this one short since we are heading into Spring; can you believe we are already in March! Time truly flies when you are having fun.
My number one pick is a trilogy; a young adult trilogy at that. I'm sure most of you have heard of it by now because of the movie but you GOTTA read the books soooooooo good.

The Hunger Games, Catching Fire & MockingJay by Suzanne Collins
This trilogy is about Katniss a 16-year-old girl living with her mother and younger sister in the poorest district of Panem, the remains of what used be the United States. Long ago the districts waged war on the Capitol and were defeated. As part of the surrender terms, each district agreed to send one boy and one girl to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games." The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. When Kat's sister is chosen by lottery, Kat steps up to go in her place.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

BHM Women In Ministry: Pastor Sarah Taylor

Stats: Elder Taylor is the Co-Pastor/Chief Operating Officer of Kneeling Ambassadors of Worship, Inc. (KAW) Ministries. Pastor Taylor is a Palmist, Preacher, Teacher and Executive Administrator. She has been in ministry for 25 years and is a licensed and ordained Elder in the body of Christ.
Elder Taylor is anointed to sing and her gift has opened doors in Italy, Washington, DC and all across the United States. She is a practical deliverer of the word and is often called the "Keep it Real Preacher"; she is not afraid or ashamed to tell you the truth.
Founded in 2010 KAW operates as a ministry of help to community leaders, church leaders and their congregations and the community at large. KAW Minsitries is a Pentecostal Faith-Based organization which believes in the coexistence of one GOD in three distinct persons; Father, Son and holy Spirit.

Education: College of New Rochelle, Psychology and Social Work; Zion Biblical Learning Institute Ministerial Training and Ordination.

Family Life: Pastor Taylor is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters and Grandmother of 2 amazing grandsons.

Ministering:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Washing Machines are NOT for Cameras

Hey Folks:

I washed my camera.
No I didn't take a damp cloth and wipe of the smudges that Erick left behind after taking 50 pictures of his Thomas train tracks; no I put it in the washing machine and washed it! Not on purpose of course but 'tis my life. A couple of Saturday's ago I gathered up a bunch of clothes from the table to throw them in the wash before downloaded my latest flicks. Well guess what was in the bunch of clothes? Yup you got it my pink camera case, SD Reader and all. While the clothes were washing I kept hearing a thud in the machine while looking for my camera. I looked down at Myles my 3 yr old and said "I think mommy put her camera in the washing machine" he looked at me with his spectale'd face and said "oh no mommy, that's not good". I went into the laundry room, stopped the cycle and sloshed around in the cold water and pulled out my camera, almost cried.

My camera was a mother's day gift from my mom. It wasn't expensive but it was mine. It was ALWAYS with me. Whenever their was a random family gathering folks knew they could look to me to pull out my pink Sanyo and play paparazzi. My SD card has over 1000 pictures on it. Although I'm really good at uploading them to my computer I haven't emptied in the card in a while.  I was crushed. I let it dry out and tried to put new batteries in it but nothing. Then I tried to use my SD reader to see if my SD card was shot and nothing... then I did cry. All my pictures were gone... so I thought. I let the SD card rest over the weekend and took it to work with me on Monday. I asked the Director of Multimedia to see if he could retrieve my pictures and he did! My SD card didn't fail me woooooo hooooo. I couldn't be happier.

Lesson learned? Pay close attention to what you have in your hand before you put anything in the wash.

What strange things have you put in the wash?

Until next time...
MUAH!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Women In Ministry: Pastor Margaret Hodges



Senior Pastor Margaret A. Jamison Hodges
Greater St. Paul Healing & Deliverance
International Worship Center
Brooklyn, New York

Stats: Senior Pastor Margaret Hodges, is a servant at heart. During her Christian walk she has served as Usher, Sunday School Teacher, Deaconess, Y.P.H.A. President for 19½ years, Pastor’s Aide Member, Director of the Outreach Ministry, and Choir Chaplain before accepting the call to shepherd God’s people. In the early 1970's Pastor Hodges was invited to service at St. Paul United Church of God; it was there that she met the woman who God used to bring change to her life – the late Senior Pastor Ernestine M. Shiver. who was an anointed woman of class, character, charm and dignity. She ministered a word of healing that told Margaret to rise from the ashes of defeat, to forget those things that are behind, and reach forth to the things that were before her. Pastor E.M. Shiver ministered to the person that was locked inside of Margaret. Pastor Shiver became the friend and mother Margaret needed by encouraging her and imparting spiritual gifts into her life through the laying on of hands. Margaret was the first soul of many birthed into the ministry because Pastor Shiver was willing to obey the voice of the Lord.Remembering the first time Pastor Shiver shared with Margaret the plan of becoming a pastor, she said, “Not me, you mean someone else.” Even when she was to preach the word, she was not so willing to do so and Pastor Shiver would say, “When the Lord gets through with you, you’ll be glad to say yes.”