Here you can find resources to help you become more of what God purposed for you to be.
Ephesians 3: 20-21 says “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”
Awake thou that sleepeth, arise and get into action. It’s time for that dream of yours to come to pass. You have a God that’s waiting to exceeding abundantly do all that you can ask, think or (dream). Hallelujah! In the words of our preacher today, Pastor Selwyn Hayling of Grenada, the believer of God needs to move beyond their prayers to seeing the manifestation of His supernatural powers. DREAM! That which is conceived in you is of God, and if it is causing you to hope and believe God to fulfill it for you; it’s a dream. Now Wake Up!
“A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure”. (Prov 16:9) God is bigger than your dream, bigger than your dream to be successful, to be a writer, to be a singer, to be a wife, to be a good mother or father. He is just bigger. And He’s been waiting to get His hands on your dreams. He’s been ready to show you His power to do more with those “little”, “medium” or “large” sized dreams of yours for some time now. What are you waiting on? Let them go and while you’re at it, let Him (GOD) out of the little box you have him in. Who says you can’t? It wasn’t me, and it surely isn’t that same God who says “That I can do all things through Christ whcih strengthens me”.
Here’s the thing; Dreamers can’t hang out and party till late hours, dreamers can’t sleep all day and all night, dreamers don’t waste time, dreamers can’t be casual. Dreamers are not ORDINARY people. They wake early, pray and study often, sacrifice sleep and food when necessary, and are strong participators in life. Dreamers are always pregnant with a dream. Dreamers believe when everything around them seems to be working against the dream.
Last thing…Dreamers do not wear pajamas and bed slippers, they wear hard hats and working boots. Get to steppin’ y’all.
I dare you! No! I double dare you to dream.
Dianne Melinda Greenaway; a dreamer!
By Dianne Greenaway
Then said she (Naomi), Sit still, my daughter (Ruth), until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man (Boaz) will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.
I was reminded today from the Word of God, that there are times when having done all I can do to take care of a troubling situation or even during the course of handling day to day situations that arise, that I must sit still! Quote: “Yes we say “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me”, and we must do all that we can do, but when we’ve reached the end of all that we can do, we must let God do all the things that we could not do.” Unquote MJHG 01-17-10.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St. Thomas, USVI – Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women As They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom penned by Virgin Islands resident and Social Entrepreneur Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe is a must read says two Echoing Green Fellows finalists.
According to the organization’s website, Ameca Reali and Adrienne Wheeler, who have been chosen as 2011 Echoing Green Fellows finalists in the category of Cooperative Advocacy for the People, focused on Civil and Human Rights, say DeFoe’s latest book is one every social entrepreneur should read.
Founded some 25 years ago, Echoing Green has invested over $30 million in seed funding to social entrepreneurs and their organization as these visionaries strive to solve some of the most challenging world problems. After receiving over 3,000 applications this year, the 2011 Fellowship finalists were selected; 22 visionaries passionate about working for good.
Reali and Wheeler’s bold idea is to “tackle systemic criminal justice deficiencies in Louisiana by providing access to relevant legal files and bringing together the recently incarcerated, attorneys, and prisoner rights advocates to develop strategies for accountability and reform.”
When asked about being mentioned, Dr. DeFoe commented, “I am humbled and deeply honored to have Follow Her Lead cited as a must read. While focused on enhancing leadership prowess amongst girls and women, this is a book for all leaders, wherever they are on the journey, as this book teaches through stories both the emotional and professional competencies required to be an effective 21st century leader.”
Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women as They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom, uses ten compelling leadership fables which ignite a lively discussion about the competencies and practices essential for today’s emerging and seasoned leaders. In it, you can:
- Learn the ten pathways to leadership greatness,
- Expand your understanding of and practice of the essential leadership tools that effective leaders embody, and
- Gain personal and organizational leadership insights which enable you to model and coach the cornerstones of impactful leaders.
Follow Her Lead is ideal for personal development, as well as for staff development sessions, leadership and organization development training circles, supplemental reading for college courses and management training programs, an insightful resource guide for women at all stages of their career journey.
Quoted as one of the career and workforce development experts in the September 2008, April 2009 and August 2009 issues of Essence Magazine; a business thought coach in the March 2009 and August 2009 issues of Black Enterprise Magazine, and the October 2010 edition of the New Jersey Business Journal, Dr. Anita Davis–DeFoe, has over 20 years of experience motivating, coaching, inspiring and transforming individuals and organizations. She has crafted and implemented myriad organizational and human capital programs aimed at assisting people of all ages to discover boundless unique strengths; to unleash their inner greatness.
A consultant with expertise in business, NGOs and leadership development, start-ups, and media, Dr. Davis-DeFoe is a columnist for She Caribbean (St. Lucia), Businessuite Magazine (Jamaica), and other online publications.
Anita Davis-DeFoe is a social entrepreneur and an author who earnestly believes that divinely treasures have been placed inside each of us, bestowed so that we can significantly uplift the world, and it is our journey to discover that divine assignment. The CaribVoice Radio Host (REFLECTIONS) is the author of a rites of passage curriculum for girls entitled, Soulful One: For Girls on the Pathway to Greatness; and two other books, A Woman’s Guide to Soulful Living: Seven Keys to Life and Work Success; and Tropical Escapes, a novel. The Execution Factor: 99 Strategies That Can Ignite Organizational Productivity will be released in late 2011.
Anita speaks at conferences, retreats, seminars, and for special events across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean, spreading her inspirational messages designed to transform people and places.
Photo: 2011 Echoing Green Fellows finalists in the category of Cooperative Advocacy for the People, Ameca Reali and Adrienne Wheeler, Follow Her Lead: Leadership Lessons For Women As They Journey From the Backroom to the Boardroom by Dr. Anita Davis –DeFoe is a must read for all social entrepreneurs.
Author Dr. Anita Davis-DeFoe speaking at For Ladies Only during YES Caribbean conference held on Montserrat May 25-28, 2011. DeFoe is one of the region’s leading consultants in career development and organizational transformation.