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Teen Mom Talk Tuesdays

 

We would love for you to join us on Periscope every Tuesday evening for encouragement. If there is a topic that you would like for us to discuss then please email us at info@greaterwomen.com.

 

Our new book series, I Am Still Somebody™, is now available on our new website, http://www.greaterwomen.com.

 

I Am Still Somebody™ Book Series Set $35.00

 

We will be introducing our teen mom mentoring program this Spring. We will only be working with 5 teen moms this year and then we will expand as we add more mentors. If you are interested please email us at info@greaterwomen.com and put in the subject line I Am Still Somebody™. We will email you to let you know when the applications will be available. Please not that minors will need signed parental consent to participate in the program. This is a free program that will be done virtually. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

 

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success

 

 

 

What are you doing to better yourself at this very moment? Take a minute and think about that. Now, write it down. Look at what you just wrote. Are you satisfied with the answer? Are you content with what you are doing right now? If you are the kudos to you and keep up the good work. If not, then only  you can change it.

 

You can’t spend your life thinking that you deserve a handout or sympathy. You have to get up and start striving towards your goals. What do you want to accomplish this year alone? Go ahead and write them down. I’ll wait…If you haven’t already completed high school, I hope high school graduation was your first goal. We cannot get anywhere in this world without an education. Next to God’s word, it is a corner-stone in our life and vital to your success in life. Are you behind in school and it’s frustrating to think about how you will catch up? Don’t let them overwhelm you. You can still do it! There is no better time to start than now. This can only enhance your life and the life of your child. How can you tell your child education is important if you don’t invest in your own? Get with your counselor, a teacher, your parents or a trusted friend to help you accomplish this goal.

 

Strive to not only finish but complete it with the best grades possible. Take pride in your education. You don’t take an interest in your education then very people will also. People only take you as serious as you take yourself. Yes, I know its hard. Yes, I know you may have missed an entire grading period but guess what so did I and I still graduated on time. I had my homework sent home to me and I completed while I was out for my 6 weeks. Even though I did the work, I still had a teacher who believed that I didn’t deserve any higher than a 67 because I was not in the classroom. I didn’t let that stop me. I didn’t let the judgment of that one teacher ruin my educational achievement. I pushed past his obvious disgust of my situation and graduated with my class. Don’t allow one negative person or a group of them to deter you from reaching your academic success. You can do it! You can achieve it! You can succeed! You are still destined for greatness!

 

Go ahead and get that high school diploma! It’s waiting for you with your name on it.

 

Sincerely,

Class of 1997


mom 

 

A Mother has so many things to do,
From washing, ironing, cleaning to tying a shoe.
She scrubs, she mends, she cooks and sews,
She bathes the children and washes their clothes.
When they forget to wash their faces clean,
And their clothes are the muddiest you’ve ever seen,
Who repairs the clothes and scrubs them like new?
Of course, that is what a Mother will do.

Who becomes the doctor or the nurse when they are ill,
Applying a bandage or giving them a pill?
Who becomes a teacher when a child has homework?
She must never her duty shirk.
Who becomes a detective to find a toy or a book?
For missing things she must look and look?
Who becomes a listner to every heartache,
To every accompolishment that a child makes?
Who scolds their children when they are naughty,
Or remind them of God when they are to haughty?
Who tends her family with love and patience, too?
Of course that is what a Mother will do.
Unknown

 

Source: http://www.mothers.net/whatisamother.htm

 


 

guest blogger 3

 

 

We invite guest bloggers to be a part of our family here. I think that we all have something to learn from each other. I enjoy promoting other writers for none of us know it all. This is a Christian blog so anything inspirational and encouraging is welcomed. My focus for this blog is encouraging teen mothers. We will feature our guest bloggers on Thursdays.

Here are the guidelines to follow for submitting an article.

  1. Articles must be 300 words – 500 words.
  2. Article must be encouraging to teen mothers.
  3. Article must include a picture with the appropriate reference.
  4. Articles need to be original, never-before-published and free from anyone else’s copyrights.
  5. Please include one professional headshot pic as an email attachment (it must be a separate attachment and not part of a word doc).
  6. Please include a 4-6 sentence professional bio with  contact info and up to two links to your desired website or social media page (this can include an offer or sales page) as an email attachment.
  7. Please put the entire article in the body of the email OR attach as a Microsoft Word doc (Do not attach as a pdf file or any other type of file.)
  8. After publication, post a link to your blog post back onto your website and post links to it to your social media sites.

All articles will be proofread and edited to some degree but I can’t guarantee perfect proofreading. If the editing is more than spelling or small basic grammar errors, then I will submit all changes to you for approval before posting on our site. Please do not be offended if I ask for changes. It is our goal to provide quality and accurate articles for our readers.

Submission does not guarantee publication. If accepted, you will be notified by email . Once published, I ask that you promote your article within your own circle of contacts on social media and to put a link on your website back to your article on my website.

I cannot guarantee a certain date for publication. As submissions are approved they will be published.

Email us your article at gwwministry@gmail.com . We look forward to receiving your submissions and sharing it with our family. May God continue to bless you is our prayer!


You are Important

 

There may be times you wonder if you are important or if you really matter. The answer to that question is a resounding YES!!! Why? There is only one you. There is no one else in the world like you. You are one of a kind. You are unique. You are special. You are important.

 

You have to know without a shadow of a doubt that you matter. You need to be able to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “I AM SOMEBODY!” Not because someone else says so but because you say so. You cannot allow the fact that you are a teen mom to negatively affect your self-esteem. Your circumstances don’t determine whether or not you are important. It’s how you feel about yourself on the inside.

 

How will you tell your child that they are important if you can’t tell yourself? How will you encourage your child if you can’t encourage yourself? You need to love yourself so much that if you never hear those encouraging words from those you know that you won’t miss it. We are all full of imperfections but we are all still important! God doesn’t love you any less because of your circumstances. He loves all His children the same no matter what. There is nothing that can separate your from the love of God so don’t separate yourself from His love.

 

Go ahead and look in the mirror. Look past your imperfections. Look past those negative things you may have overheard and tell yourself I AM SOMEBODY! I MATTER! I AM IMPORTANT! I AM LOVED!  Keep repeating these statements over and over again until you fill it down on the inside of you. These are true statements that you need to affirm yourself daily. Go ahead and do it. You may not believe it and first but don’t give up. Keep saying it until it becomes your truth.

 

It’s time you start believing in yourself!


true love waits

 

 

 

1 Corinthians 13: 4-7

4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.

True love will not ask you to compromise your beliefs for a little pleasure on the side. True love will respect you at all times. True love will not want to touch you in appropriate ways. True love will honor you all the days of your life. True love will not lie or deceive you. True love will touch your soul. True love will lift you up and not pull you down. True love will encourage you to keep going on when you have given your all and are ready to give up. True love will protect you from all hurt, harm and danger. True love will never let you down. True love will always tell what is right even when it hurts. 

Does the one you love offer you true love or is it a cheap imitation? You deserve so much more! Don’t settle for cheap love. Don’t settle for the world’s view of love. You have to be the example of love to your child/children. Think about it and ask your self, “would I want my child to experience the love I am living with today?” If your answer is no, then only you can change it. Love is not shown on one day out of year but it shows up on every day. It shows up just because it’s Monday with no strings attached.

You receive what you accept. If you don’t like what is given, then reject it and demand better or move on. Life is too short not to be loved!


success 

 

 

 

What are you doing to better yourself at this very moment? Take a minute and think about that. Now, write it down. Look at what you just wrote. Are you satisfied with the answer? Are you content with what you are doing right now? If you are the kudos to you and keep up the good work. If not, then only  you can change it.

 

You can’t spend your life thinking that you deserve a handout or sympathy. You have to get up and start striving towards your goals. What do you want to accomplish this year alone? Go ahead and write them down. I’ll wait…If you haven’t already completed high school, I hope high school graduation was your first goal. We cannot get anywhere in this world without an education. Next to God’s word, it is a corner-stone in our life and vital to your success in life. Are you behind in school and it’s frustrating to think about how you will catch up? Don’t let them overwhelm you. You can still do it! There is no better time to start than now. This can only enhance your life and the life of your child. How can you tell your child education is important if you don’t invest in your own? Get with your counselor, a teacher, your parents or a trusted friend to help you accomplish this goal.

 

Strive to not only finish but complete it with the best grades possible. Take pride in your education. You don’t take an interest in your education then very people will also. People only take you as serious as you take yourself. Yes, I know its hard. Yes, I know you may have missed an entire grading period but guess what so did I and I still graduated on time. I had my homework sent home to me and I completed while I was out for my 6 weeks. Even though I did the work, I still had a teacher who believed that I didn’t deserve any higher than a 67 because I was not in the classroom. I didn’t let that stop me. I didn’t let the judgment of that one teacher ruin my educational achievement. I pushed past his obvious disgust of my situation and graduated with my class. Don’t allow one negative person or a group of them to deter you from reaching your academic success. You can do it! You can achieve it! You can succeed! You are still destined for greatness!

 

Go ahead and get that high school diploma! It’s waiting for you with your name on it.

 

Sincerely,

Class of 1997



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