By Inspirational Columnist and Author: Linda Mose Meadows


However, as it is written: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him"--
1 Corinthians 2:9

Friday, August 14, 2009

READERS WITH ATTITUDE BOOKCLUB AND FOUNDER, NIKKEA SMITHERS CELEBRATE THEIR 1ST ANNIVERSARY! IT’S BEEN A YEAR OF TREMENDOUS OUTCOMES!




Authors Celebrate with Nikkea Smithers and Readers With Attitude Book Club


“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was
when one asked me what I thought,
and attended to my answer.”
—Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862); philosopher, writer, naturalist






I really appreciate Thoreau’s quote and immediately connected his words with the event held Saturday, August 8th at Precious Memories Bookstore (Richmond, VA). I believe Thoreau’s quote applies especially to those passionate writers and book lovers that assembled; ask them to reflect and share their writings and their answers are heard in literary works. Pen to paper and now fingers clicking on key boards are the tools that birth amazing literature.
This was a celebratory afternoon of high energy sage advice, networking and earnest accounts of an author’s vision. Her vision of a book club, bringing passionate readers together was good. But, then other endeavors evolved. These activities are continually ballooning-happenings like other writers being mentored to spur their literary dreams on!



Nikkea Smithers-A true visionary!


Who is this blessed author reaping the rewards and celebrating a 1st anniversary for her dedication to her calling?


Writers, book lovers exchanging ideas!

We agreed this was a wonderful day!

Awsome Artist :Judith Wansley



Linda with Songstress: Nickey Mullen and Marketing Queen MaReesa D.



It’s Nikkea Smithers; who displays exuberance and a love for others. Her energy and creativity are nonstop (i.e. YouTube, Readers With Attitude Book Club, Essence Readers Best Sellers List, Author & Poetess). Her circle of friends extends to many. The honored authors for this occasion were: Ndea B. and Brain W. Smith.


Ndea B. Blogger and Author of:
Too Good To Be True

Brian W. Smith is the President of Hollygrove Publishing and
the bestselling author of several books to include: Nina's Got A Secret,
Mama's Lies - Daddy's Pain, and The S.W.A.P. Game.

Brain captured in a wonderful sharing moment!


We gathered with the mission of celebrating a momentous milestone for Readers with Attitudes Book Club. Friends take note of what Charles Stanley calls a Possibility Thinker! I thanked God for that realization. I was a witness and so pleased to be present, listening to Nikkea and the Readers With Attitude's many accomplishments which occurred in a year’s time. Oh what a difference a day, a week, a month and finally a year can make. Someone sings that?

Linda Pate owner of Precious Memories Bookstore
Richard Meadows enjoying reading Mandela

Books, books, books!

Elite Book Clun Members


It’s really true that all that happens in a span of time challenges and stretches us in ways we would have never fathomed, Nikkea attested to that. While Nikkea was realizing her publishing dreams, the book club was also experiencing literary success. God is at work in their life. What a blessing!
Happy Anniversary Nikkea and Readers With Attitude!


Laughing at parting with beloved books- we agreed booklovers have difficulty.

Happy Winners of Blessedness of Believing Spa Basket





Shared With Great JOY!
Linda Mose Meadows, Columnist and Inspirational author of:
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises
(Tate Publishing, Nov. 2007).
http://blessedauthorlm.wordpress.com/

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

FORGIVENESS MAKES EACH DAY YOURS

Even if he wrongs you seven times a day and
each time turns again and asks forgiveness, forgive him."
Luke 17:4


Enjoy reading and reflecting
on :



FORGIVENESS MAKES EACH DAY YOURS
written by: Linda Mose Meadows




in




Urban Views Weekly
( in print and on-line)



(Issue: August 12, 2009) , Pg. 11

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Urban Views Weekly Columnistand Inspirational author of:
The Blessedness of Believing
A Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises
(Tate Publishing, Nov. 2007)

Monday, August 10, 2009

NOW FAITH!

Atmosphere 7 by Earnest Graham




Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1



Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew 17:19-20






As I enjoyed The Potter’s Touch : Put Your Faith Into Action by TD Jakes and then stumbled upon this website The High Calling of Our Daily Work, my spiritual toes were being mashed and I knew it! As I reflected and listened I truly understood that although I am a believer in Christ Jesus, on many occasions my “right now” faith is challenged and under construction especially when it comes to my attitude and work. Why is that so hard to swallow for many of us? We’re not totally there- believing God for everything! Our words and actions aren’t always working congruently. Doubt spills over into our “walk” and prayers when we’re truthful. It’s a relief to know that the more biblical truths we read , learn and apply; the clearer it becomes that God desires that we keep it moving in an upbeat fashion, never mind the intellect-it’s about faith! Are you demonstrating your faith!




God has once again gotten my full attention through this sermon and internet sites. He desires our full dedication, trust and heart. We must remain committed –no matter the predicament.

In my spirit, I’m moved to acknowledge that my faith is often compartmentalized into neat baskets with an assortment of attractive labels depending on the “seasons” that I find myself in. I have to confess this really shouldn’t be the case, but on a deeper level it’s a reality. I must earnestly examine what I am thinking-why and how it spills over in my behavior. Are you there also?







Today it’s clear that this methodology is self serving and will have us stuck, often repeating many life lessons we’ve should have learned. It’s God’s intention to move us higher, higher for his benefit of service, so that we effectively are teaching and reaching others! No it doesn’t have to be from the pulpit, synagogue or Sunday School Class. It can occur in the gym, lockers, board room, work cubicle, washroom, assembly lines, school corridors and while we’re waiting for public transportation. Yes, wherever we frequent and interact with other folks.




I feel it in my bones; yes in my spirit that I need to move further along on my spiritual journey and it’s not going to just happen. My momentum can be spurred with NOW FAITH!





Friends, I’m sure you’re getting what the Holy Spirit is conveying? We can’t withhold our faith, and stingily dole out a smattering here and there. We give our faith muscle when we absorb and apply the scripture and communicate with God frequently in prayer. Answers and visions are birthed and thus begins our faith walk. Let’s also remember to seek out spiritually enriching works that cause us to examine ourselves. God is speaking, do you hear him? We’ve got a greater work ahead of us! Trust and “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1





Encyclopedia

faith
inner attitude, conviction, or trust relating man to a supreme God or ultimate salvation. In religious traditions stressing divine grace, it is the inner certainty or attitude of love granted by God himself. In Christian theology, faith is the divinely inspired human response to God's historical revelation through Jesus Christ, consequently, is of crucial significance.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.






Shared With Great JOY!

Linda Mose Meadows, Urban Views Weekly Columnist
and Inspirational author of:
The Blessedness of BelievingA Devotional Journey of Life’s Lessons and God’s Promises
(Tate Publishing, Nov. 2007)
http://blessednessofbelieving.blogspot.com/

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