Those Who Speak, Part II

tbradleyphillips:

I’m sharing this post from a friend’s blog. This looks like a very good group and ministry for women struggling with pregnancy.

Originally posted on THE HIVE | The Lovely Bee:

I’m SO excited to announce that we have a date for the second Those Who Speak meeting!

Save the date!

August 2nd
6 PM
My house!

Those Who Speak - August 2, 2014

If you are unfamiliar with Those Who Speak, you can read a little more about it HERE, where I talked about the first one and what it is all about! You can also read the quick recap of the first one from back in April HERE!

In a nutshell, it’s a meeting where women who have experienced difficulty getting pregnant, staying pregnant, or have lost an infant can come together, share stories and encouragement, become part of a strong prayer group, and make new friends who can relate to what you’re going through!

If you fit into one of the categories that this group was created for, PLEASE be in prayer about whether you should attend. I know it sounds intimidating, but…

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Please Pick One

tbradleyphillips:

I pick Rejoice Musa.

Originally posted on achurchforstarvingartists:

I picked Sicker Abdul.   Nigerian Protest

Her last name means “servant” in Arabic and I hope her first name is not a reflective of her first days on the earth.  She’s been identified as a Christian.  I don’t know her age.

She is one of the 180 girls named yesterday as among the students kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria on April 14th by Boko Haram.  Although 276 girls are still reported missing, we only have 180 names.  You can read more about the situation here.

The  kidnappers are reportedly selling these girls for about $12 each to potential “husbands.”

Praying for 180 girls by name – much less 276 girls – is overwhelming to me and my pathetic commitment to prayer. But I can pray for one Nigerian schoolgirl.  And I am asking you to pray for just one girl as well.

Please choose one name – one…

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Public Art Competition

tbradleyphillips:

Calling all local artists!

Originally posted on West Jackson:

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The Center for University-Based Development wants to provide improvements to the aesthetics of West Jackson by transforming boring infrastructural elements into artistically designed outdoor public art that enhances and celebrates the local environment.

The project will involve painting two-dimensional renderings on up to 20 signal utility boxes at a fee of up to $500.00 per utility box.

Preference will be given to designs that emphasize color and form, use the illusion of three-dimensional space, are aesthetically pleasing and relate well to the site(s) in which they are implemented.

Materials, colors and visual content are subject to the approval of both the Signal Box Art Project Selection Committee and the City of Jackson. Designs depicting religious, political, or controversial subjects will not be considered.

Please click on the Link below for full application.

Public Art Application

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Every Time Sasha Obama Wanted To Go Home During Her Mom’s Trip To China (PHOTOS)

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tbradleyphillips:

Sasha is so unimpressed. HAHA! I love seeing First Kids grow up in The White House.

Originally posted on Global Grind:

First Lady Michelle Obama Travels to China - Day 2

If you didn’t know by now, First Lady Michelle Obama is touring China to learn more about the education, foster diplomacy between the two countries and kill the fashion game.

And so far, it looks like FLOTUS, who is accompanied by teenaged daughters Malia and Sasha as well as her mother, is having a ball.

But there’s at least one person who might be ready to head on home.

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Mom-in-Chief, Sasha is ret-ta-go. Maybe because of all that walking…

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In all seriousness, we’re sure the girls are having a ball with mom while they explore China. And to be completely honest, we can’t help but be a little jealous. But these photos of our beautiful First Family are making it just a tad bit better.

Now, about this photographer that keep’s catching Sasha in her “not here for it” face?

PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Instagram

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First Ridgeland Baptist Church volunteers spend spring break in Ridgeland community garden

First Ridgeland Baptist Church volunteers spend spring break in Ridgeland community garden

Youth leaders and members of First Ridgeland Baptist Church worked in the Ridgeland Community Garden during spring break. Wes Tankersley, student minister, is a member of Ridgeland’s Healthy Hometown Committee. Jerry Williams, also a member of Ridgeland’s Healthy Hometown Committee, is the project director of the Ridgeland Community Garden. Williams secured a donation of $500 for the garden from Lowe’s Ridgeland. Produce from the garden is distributed to the needy through First Ridgeland Baptist Church. Pictured are volunteers from left (back) Justin Medders, Wes Tankersley, Camille Kelly, Bailey McClellan, Hope Ellison and AnnaKris Byrd. From left (front) Gabby Vinson, Carly Chennault, Robert McClellan, Bailey Williamson and Jerry Williams.

Second day service photo!

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Submitted by the city of Ridgeland

Ridgeland offering amnesty program through March 7

The city of Ridgeland on Monday started its Amnesty Program that lasts through March 7. Contempt of court fees for traffic violations, misdemeanors or criminal offenses and administrative fees for traffic tickets may be waived during the program. To participate, come to the Municipal Court Service Building at 115 West School Street between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call municipal court at (601) 853-2001.