Monthly Archives: January 2015

26Jan/15
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Minister Sabriena Williams

Queen Vision Promo CardSabriena Williams developed the gift of creative writing at the early age of 12, when she inscribed her daily thoughts in a diary. Today her passion for writing has led to the publication of five powerful books with five others awaiting debut. Sabriena is a native of Gainesville, FL. She is the Founder Queen Vision Ministries, which she rebranded in 2014. She received her A.A. Degree in general studies from Edwards Waters College in Jacksonville, FL, then proceeded to Bethune Cookman University, In Daytona Beach, FL, it was there that she obtained her B.S. degree in Psychology. She later pursued her M.S. in Mental Health counseling from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL.

Sabriena is the proud mother of two wonderful young adults: Ja’kya Romea, 23, and Je’rod Harvey 20. She is an astounding author of five power packed books: An Inspirational Touch: Embracing the Touch from God, which was released in (2006) Christian fiction “Wait on the Lord, I say Wait (spring 2010) The Chocolate Drip (2012) “ Living the Word, Straight With NO Chaser : The 30 day Challenge (2013) and Royal words of Encouragement (2014) . She will be releasing her 6th book in 2015 titled . Are You a D.I.V.A. ? ( A Devoted, Inspired, Vessel , Anointed to Serve God )

Sabriena was the Founder and Visionary Of Total Vision Ministries which was founded in 2004. She has since rebranded her ministry to Queen Vision Ministries in 2014 . Queen Vision Ministries is a ministry designed to help women , young girls and royal women of wisdom; strengthen their relationship with God and pursue their ordained purpose.

The Ministries Motto is : A visionary who knows her King is . A Ministry that serves with Royalty and Excellence . 1 Peter 2:9-10.

She hopes to use her God given talents and gifts to spread the word of God through ministry, via outreach projects book writings/signings,  speaking engagements and personal interaction to help heal a wounded world one soul at a time. Sabriena is known as a Preacher, Teacher , Prophetess, Spiritual Life Coach and Author, but the one title she holds dear is “servant.”

SM: What was your inspiration for starting your ministry?
SW: The inspiration of me starting my ministry came about in a season in my life when I was broken, lost and confused  after a divorce and really needed direction in where I would go as a single mother of two. I had been with my husband since the age of 13, and now I was 31 and feeling like I had lost my best friend, my lover and the father of my children. Through my struggle with depression, I was seeking God on a whole new level. I needed to understand WHOSE I was in God, aside from being who I was in my marriage. As a result of my brokenness, hurt and loneliness,  I was able to gain enough strength to be healed by God. I realized that if God could heal me out of my destitute state that he could also heal other women. So I asked him to give me a platform to share my testimony and he birthed a ministry right there in my living room. It started out with monthly Bible studies with other women and we began to share our experiences and differences and as a result Total Vision Ministries was birthed in 2004. In 2014 God allowed me to Rebrand the Ministry and it is now known as Queen Vision Ministries.
SM: Who has inspired you throughout your path? How did you know you were called to the ministry?
SW: I have had many influential women throughout my journey to encourage me. Dr. Marie Herring of Daysprings M.B.Church in Gainesville, Florida was my strength. As I went through my divorce she encouraged me that I could make it and showed me what true sisterhood was about . There was also my God Mother Clinnie Price who was a great pioneer for Christ. She taught me about faith the hard way. She would never give me any earthly advice but always told me to lean and depend on Jesus no matter how the situation looked in the natural. My Grandmother Eula Belle Ford was my silent rock. Although she never said much I know she loved me and supported every endeavor I encountered.  
I know I was called into the ministry because ministering to others came really easy to me . People would always seek me out for prayer, counsel and enjoyed the way I delivered a sermon or Bible study. It wasn’t until November 2009 that I truly understood my calling. It was Apostle Sheldon McCray of New Birth Sounds of Thunder Ministries in Greensboro, NC that woke up the Pastoral and Prophetic calling I had over my life. He ordained me and I have been going forth ever since.
SM: Who were some of your inspirations, looking back on when you began? How profound were your visions when you first started? Have you deviated or expanded on your visions? In terms of progression, have you exceeded in expectations?
 SW:Some of the people that inspired me where many of the women in my prayer and Bible study groups. These women came from all religious and ethnic backgorunds and we supported each other. We gained strength and support from one another knowing that regardless of what our situation was at the time that we all had a Father that was concerned about us.
When I first started the ministry my primary focus was to give women an outlet to talk and share about the things that they couldn’t share in a traditional church setting. The focus has changed greatly. The focus is now to help women grasp and maintain a meaningful relationship with God while walking in their ordained purpose. I am very keen on supporting women by way of conferences, workshops, book talks, speaking engagements, spiritual life coaching and much much more. My ministry  has expanded to a radio show that I host each week and monthly events in my community and surrounding areas.
SM: Were some of your books based on any of your life experiences? How well can you identify with any of the characters in you novels?
SW: My book An Inspirational Touch is about some of the things I experienced in life from childhood up until early adulthood. I shared some of the pitfalls I went through and how God delivered me from them. The one Christian fiction novel I wrote “Wait on the Lord”, I say Wait is about a young woman name Shavon Washington. She was waiting for her ordained husband in the midst of other things going on around her and all she could hear is God saying, wait. Shavon had the PERFECT job, family, house, car, friendship and etc, but all she felt she was missing was her Boaz. Shavon took matters into her own hands and logged onto a Christian website………… I will not tell too much. You too must Wait!
This book was personal for me because out of loneliness, 5 years after my divorce I decided to remarry and God had not said for me to do so. The marriage only lasted 6 months and it was a real eye opener to me because it made me face the fact that I was filling a void out of not feeling complete in HIM.  This book was birthed out of God teaching me obedience and showing me how waiting can pay off if it is done his way . I know this book can and will help others.
SM: What are some other goals that you would like to accomplish, with your ministry? Who exactly are you trying to reach?
SW: I would like to see my ministry reach international territories. I would like to take my Kingdom Assignment Tour all across the United States and Abroad teaching women and young girls about their Royal inheritance in HIM. Teaching them that they are Royalty in the eyesight of God. Teaching them that they do NOT have to settle for Peasant living . Teaching them that they are valuable and jewels in the eyesight of Christ. My ultimate goal is to work in the ministry fulltime and work for Christ 24/7 outside the secular.
SM: Have you collaborated on any other projects?
SW: I have worked with several different churches and other ministries in the Gainesville and surrounding areas. Quarterly I provide empowerment workshop for Pace Center of Girls in Alachua county. Each November my ministry sponsor’s homeless women and children at the Arbor House. A house for homeless women and children. Each September we sponsor a “Back To School”, school supply drive for at risk girls.
SM: Any current or projects in the near future?
SW: January 10th, 2015 I will be hosting a Tea, Tasting and Tiara’s social event where Miss 2015, newly crowned Florida Gator Ms.  Kierra Janay will be our surprise guest. On Feb 7th, 2015 we will have our annual Women in Unity night out event and in March 20th and 21st we will celebrate our 3rd Annual Queen in You Conference here in Gainesville, Fl.
SM: Any last remarks?
SW: I would like to share with all my Queen Sisters that they should always Act like a Christian, and Think like a Queen! There is a Queen on the inside of you so let her Reign in your mind, body and soul.
SM: Contact info?
QueenVision Sabriena Williams – Facebook
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Titles of all 5 books
An Inspirational Touch 2006
Wait on the Lord, I say Wait 2008
The Chocolate Drip 2012
Living the word, Straight NO chaser: The 30 Day Challenge2013
A Royal Word of Encouragement 2014
 
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26Jan/15
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Touchy Feely: The Early Stages of Physical Development

Have you ever looked at a child when he/she touches something for the first time? The way their little faces scrunch up in confusion. Or if the feeling is something that tickles or bring them joy the way a huge Colgate smile appears on their faces out of nowhere. These are only a few signs that the child you are observing has yet again hit a milestone in the process of Physical Development.   Physical Development (PD) provides children with the abilities needed to explore and interact with the world around them (Sean Brotherson 2010). PD has three major domains: balance/coordination skills, fine ­motor skills, and gross ­motor skills.

Through balance/coordination skills children develop a sense of balance and the ability to coordinate movements with progression into more complex physical experiences (North Dakota State University (NDSU) 2006). While balance and coordination work together for the common good of the child, the two elements can come into play at different times both developing from birth. Balance in infants and toddlers is the skill needed for them to properly sit ­up or stand on their own. Coordination skills plays a role in children’s ability to focus eyes on and reach for an object. As coordination progresses children are better able to play, eat, and left-­to-­right track with their eyes and head; ­a skill needed for reading. An important component to effectively develop balance/coordination skills is repetition. As with adults, repeating the same experience will engrain it into a child’s synapses during pruning.

Another form of Physical Development is Fine motor skills (FMS). Fine motor skills involve the use of smaller muscles in the hands, feet, and other parts of the body. Through FMS a child develops the ability to grasp, cut, throw, and draw. With FMS developing at a slower rate than Gross motor skills (GMS) cutting may not be a strong point for the child. However, to train the small muscles of the fingers, pre-­cutting skills can be crumbling paper and then tearing the paper. “Parents and other adults should provide materials that children can shape, move, and manipulate; allow children to make a mess; and assist them if they need help.” says NDSU’s article “Supporting Physical Growth and Development in Young Children.

Contrary to FMS, Gross motor skills (GMS) emphasize the importance of the development of children’s larger muscles and the ability to move from place to place or do physical activities using large muscles of the body, arms and legs (NDSU 2006). Without proper development of GMS children will battle with crawling, walking, running, and other physical experiences. As children evolve into pre­schoolers, lack of development can result in childhood obesity, feelings of lack of support, and for the parent, guilt. We as the adults and caregivers must be attentive with our little ones, paying special attention to those who are not participating in activities or struggling where others are excelling.

The importance within each individual domain of Physical Development add value to a child’s life in their respective ways as well as overall. Balance/coordination skills give the child the ability to maneuver through life’s daily tasks. Fine motor skills are in many ways the stepping stones to developing the muscles that aid children in becoming well versed human beings. Gross motor skills help in the development of the larger muscles needed to embark in the more extensive physical experiences.

Physical development in my opinion is one the top ways in which children and adult alike can build bonds with others. Allowing messy play, giving children free reign over their creativity, and keeping your child physically active are ways of preparing them for society’s structured standard of living.

 

Christiawn Emmanuel

Columnist/ Enticing Resultz Magazine

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05Jan/15
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Young Children

Oh My Synapses: The Cognitive Development of Young Children

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” ­United Negro College Fund.

Never make the mistake of believing that a child isn’t learning at any point in his/her life. The Cognitive Development of a child begins even before they grace the world with their presence. Cognitive Development (CD) is the umbrella term for how the mind learns and processes information it obtains. For the purpose of this essay I will be homing in on Early Brain Development through eight ­years ­old.

Early Brain Development (EBD) is the period of time from conception to around the third birthday of “potential” growth of which the sky’s the limit where learning is concerned. It is during this time that a child learns how to walk, how to talk, and even how they “fit in” to society’s structurization. Now of course the child doesn’t understand that he/she/them is a part of a bigger picture but what the child does do is observe, retain, and prune through the information and/or experiences. Between conception and the 17th week of pregnancy, the fetus has developed over 1 billion brain cells, neurons. Neurons are responsible for communicating messages in the brain and from the brain to the body. After birth, the brain produces synapses, the connection point between the neurons, at a rapid rate causing them to be more numerous and dense, synaptogenesis. During this mass production more synapses than needed are created. “This may be nature’s way of preparing children for many of the potential environments in which they may live.” reported Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips in their book

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development.”

When there are so many synapses present, not all are being used at one time. In order to keep valuable information and still have room for the new information the brain goes through a process of Pruning. Pruning is the decrease in synapses density. Lifelong, pruning is always in full effect not destroying memories or life lesson ­unlike the Spongebob Squarepants episode where the pruning goes way overboard, when Spongebob deletes everything in his mind except for breathing and fine dining. No, instead proper pruning is done by taking the neurons that are not being used and decreasing their synapse connection, synapse density.

With unused neurons available for storage and the child forever evolving, room opens up for language development and communication techniques. Language development in the first three years is important because from birth the child is creating and forming connections through the world around him/her. Language is fundamental in how and whether a child will have the proper ability to interact effectively. During language development it is imperative that adults and caregivers converse with the child. Through these repetitive conversations infants and toddlers’ brains are able to connect the correlation.

In order to advance children’s Cognitive Development some activities or experiences that help further growth are reading to the child with excitement. By reading to children with excitement their minds recognize reading as a fun way to learn the correlation between words heard and words spoken; potentially resulting in the child’s first word and a love for reading. Another activity that adds great value into a child’s development is music. Music has been known to be influential way to not only be a way on spearheading a great relationship between parent and child but also as a means of expression. Children brought up with music as a tool of learning have better engagement of memory, imagination, and language, higher self-confidence, and have heightened physical coordination. Cognitive Development for children and adults is a many splendored thing. Where there is an opportunity to learn there is always an opportunity for growth.

 

Christiawn Emmanuel

Columnist/ Enticing Resultz Magazine

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04Jan/15
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January’s Extraordinary Woman With Gifts

Quarterly Women With Gifts search the world to find an extraordinary Woman With Gifts. For the month of December/January we have selected Minister Adrine Hudson Jason..Take a moment to read our article about Adrine Jason and why she was selected as our EXTRAORDINARY WOMAN WITH GIFTS.

Tell us more about who you are and what you do for your community

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason: I have been in varies ministries all of my life, but was called to be a prayer Intercessor and teacher two years ago. Throughout my life I have known that I was called to do something great. I have been faced with adversities such as being molested by my grandfather, brother, and cousin. I suffered with low- self-esteem and being a people pleaser. Most would look at those as tragedies, but, I look at them as character builders. If it were not for those situations I would never have learned to pray. My ministry came from a place of darkness, anger, malice, hurt, unforgiveness, frustration and differently, revenge. Romans 12:19 KJV says, “dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” With that in my heart I began to rise above my circumstances birthing my ministry; For if I would have given into revenge it would have shown my lack of faith. I began to notice that more and more women were coming to me just to talk about their situations. Having experienced what they were going through I was able to pray for them and with them, giving scriptures for them to read and then teaching them the skills that were given to me by God to overcome all adversity.

What has been your biggest challenge in life?

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason: The biggest challenge of being a mother is to spread my love equally. I have learned each one of my children individually and with interacting with their siblings. As we all know growing up with siblings can sometimes be trying as one sibling will always feel that they are slighted and receives less love and attention than the others. With this in mind I raised my children to know that what God placed on the inside of me he placed in them. No matter how they feel they lacked from their earthly parents, everything they needed would always be inside of them. 2 Timothy 1:5 (KJV) When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois and thy mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, is in thee also.

When you read your Bible, what scripture(s) keep you inspired?

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason: My go to Scriptures when I am in need of strength is. John 4:23-24, “but the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship him. God is Spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” Another one is Psalm 23:1-6, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me. Thou prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; thou anointest my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

What is a scripture that you would recommend for other women that may have struggles?

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason: The one Scripture that I would recommend would be from the Song of Solomon. I have chosen this particular book, because it’s the blue print about marriage. The Song of Solomon is a wedding song honoring marriage. The most explicit statements on sex in the bible can be found in this book. It has often been criticized down through the centuries because of its sensuous language. The purity and sacredness of love represented here, however, are greatly needed in our day in which distorted attitudes about love and marriage are common place. God created sex and intimacy, and they are holy and good when enjoyed within marriage. A husband and wife honor God when they love and enjoy each other. Song of Solomon 7: 9-13 (KJV), 9 “And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak. 10 I am my beloveds, and his desire is toward me. 11 Come, my beloved, let us go forth into the field; let us lodge in the villages. 12 Let us get up early to the vineyards; let us see if the vine flourish, whether the tender grape appear, and the pomegranates bud forth: there will I give thee my loves. 13 The mandrakes give a smell, and at our gates are all manner of pleasant fruits, new and old, which I have laid up for thee, O my beloved.” In my free time my favorite things to do as a hobby when I’m not doing ministry work, I love watching movies, especially on movie nights, when the family come together and come over to my home and we usually have food, drinks, and laughter. I also like singing, and dancing and reading. Being a mother has really blessed me in more ways than one.

What are some of the joys you’ve had being a mother?

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason: Being able to guide and teach my children were and still is today one of the most important things to me. Knowing that my children know that everything I did was for them, from teaching to scolding when needed. I could not imagine not having any of my children; I mean there were days I wanted to give up, because my best I felt wasn’t good enough. There were days where I question myself and still do, but when I hear the words of my thirty year old son, then I couldn’t imagine not having them in my life or changing anything about what I did with each of them. These are the words that my son gave to me on my birthday; “Happy Birthday to my heart beat, my rock, teacher, friend, first love a love like no other. Mom no words can express the joy you bring in my life. Since birth to 30 years of age you’ve supported, encouraged, uplifted, and even scolded when needed. I’m blessed and thankful that you gave the three most important things a mother can give her child; Life, Unconditional Love, and time. You’re the Strongest Person I know With a Heart Of gold…Love you momma. Thanks for making so many sacrifices, enjoy your day! # Mommas Boy # not afraid to say it # not a woman alive could take my momma’s place # sorry babe she was my first love lol # My Angel” these words will forever play in my head and therefore is the greatest joy of being a mother.

What advice would you give other women striving to be successful?

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason: The best advice I would give to any women would be to study women that are in a professional setting, do your homework, take notes on how they dress, listen to how they speak, because verbiage is everything. I even believe that studying the Geographic’s about an individual can be useful, confidence is a big one. With confidence in yourself and your abilities you can go anywhere; people’s opinion about you will come from how you view yourself. You would not want anyone to think of you as being weak and emotional, although we being women are emotional creatures, show some assertiveness. Learn how to handle criticism learn to take it at face value and not as a put down, be organized at all times, I would tell any women striving for success is to be steadfast and unmovable. Pray without ceasing and keep your eyes on Jesus. Do not focus on anyone around you because they can distract you and always remember faith without works is dead and lastly always carry yourself in a manner that when they see you, they see the God in you to and keep God first in all you do that right there is a sure thing to succeed in anything.

What are some of the challenges you’ve had as a mother?

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason: I was blessed to give birth to three children. I had my eldest child when I was 17 years of age. Back in that era you had to get married and so we were. Being that young I wasn’t ready for marriage and that union ended. When my second husband came along I was a lot more mature and in that union a girl and boy were born. My children are the most important people in my life. They have grown with me over the years always propelling me to a higher level. I am grateful for all that God has given me and blessed that he entrusted me with the duty of raising 3 of his sheep. Each one of my children has travelled their own paths of life and they now have their own families but have never forgotten their roots. All that I have instilled in them has pushed them to venture out and experience life and the authenticity of God’s love through faith. My prayer is that as my ministry rises up and branches out that my children would each take on a role of leadership.

 

Minister Adrine Hudson Jason

Contributing Columnist/ Enticing Resultz Magazine

 

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04Jan/15
Zee

Why Friends Can Help or Hurt You

As a teen I’ve always wondered why I didn’t fit in with other teens my age. Why is it that I struggled to be a part of group? I’ve never told anyone this, but when I was younger I would not turn in my homework just to fit in with others. I know it sounds silly, but I thought if my so called friends didn’t turn in their homework then I shouldn’t turn in my homework. I thought that doing this would make me cool or hip. Was I right? Did my plan work? NO! Then everyone thought I was stupid. From those days to this one I don’t know if they were calling me stupid for trying to be like others in the class or if they called me stupid for not turning in assignments that were hidden in my backpack. I can boldly admit that was stupid, but it was my strongest effort to fit in with my peers.

Here’s one of my struggles with being a teen and having friends. One of my friends may not like the other friend so I can’t invite all of my friends over at one time. I love having friends, but I hate having to pick and choose between my friends. My dad always told me, “association brings about assimilation.” My mom says, “birds of a feather flock together.” They are basically saying that I am who I associate with.

Friends can help you because they can keep you on the straight and narrow. Help you to do right when you’re attempting to do wrong. “So-called” friends can hurt you by not telling you what’s right. “So-called” friends think it’s fun to do wrong and they really don’t care about rules or getting into trouble. Not being able to fit in with a certain group is not always bad because some groups aren’t meant for us.

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – AristotleMy Z

I AM Zee or Lady Zee is a teenage writer who writes about whatever is on her mind. She never holds back so some of the things she writes about will be controversial, but not meant to be disrespectful. She is currently a guest blogger on Womenwithgifts.com and her hobbies are hanging out with friends reading, cooking and traveling.

 

Lady Zee

Guest Columnist/ Enticing Resultz Magazine

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