Lilith – article on bullying
In my last year of primary I was so excited to go to “big school”. I was super excited that the high
school I was going to had a proper canteen , as the food at primary school was horrid. But by the
end of my first year at the new school I found myself feeling more and more depressed. All that
mattered in the eyes of the other girls was how you looked, how you dressed and being a disruptive
as possible in class. On a school trip to France one girl was laughing at my boots and taking pictures
with her phone then putting them on Instagram. On another occasion the girls dropped a breath
mint on the floor then forced my friend to pick it up and eat it, as they said she had bad breath. She
didn’t have bad breath and when I told these girls to leave my friend alone this just made matters
worse. I tried to avoid these girls , but it was pretty much impossible and every day I just felt worse
and worse as the snide comments never let up. Most of the songs I was writing at the time were
pretty much about how I hated these girls. I started cut down on sugary snacks and exercise more. I
might not be able to make them like me but at least I could be slimmer and fitter than them. Before I
knew it things had got out of hand, I was eating about 700 calories a day and exercising 2 hours a
day. I thought I was getting super fit but actually I was starving and my body was shutting down. I
got more and more sad and unable to cope with the girls at school as I got weaker. Luckily my
mum managed to get me into an eating disorder clinic and I was rushed to hospital where I was put
on a heart monitor and had daily blood tests as I had damaged my heart and kidneys. I was off
school for 3 months while I recovered. Now I am a healthy weight, and have moved class. I’m in a
much nicer class now. I’m actually enjoying school and food again. My advice to anyone who is
being bullied is tell your parents, get them to go into school and talk to the head of year. If
necessary move to a different school. Remember bullies are usually losers who can only make
themselves feel/look good by picking on other people.
Keep on Dreaming
I remember when I was little and would read books of different places all over the book. I would dream of someday actually arriving at that location. I would image, eating their cuisine and even dancing with them in different parades. Sometimes with all the activities I dreamt about, I would be exhausted.
But I shared this, just to say, KEEP ON DREAMING!! In Genesis 38: Joseph had a dream that he would rule over his family and it came to pass. No matter how hard they tried to suppress him, he still rose to rule over them. KEEP ON DREAMING!!
There going to be people in the world that is going to try to suppress you but hold faithful to God unchanging hand. God will ensure ALL your dreams come true.
Answering The Question by Sabrina Williams
The Bible never ceases to amaze me. I have read the Bible verses, John 11:25-26, (NIV) hundreds of times.
Currently: Founder/ Overseer/Adviser for Power To Stand Outreach Ministries International Ordained Elder of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (29 + years) Real Estate Sales Consultant for Envision Realty Services, Toastmaster and Christian Entertainer. Possessing the ability to effectively teach the word of God using light comedy(at times) delivering the uncompromising truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A BEAUTIFUL PLACE by Larry Corkins
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, people often say. I, however behold a different kind of beauty, for I AM the One Who makes all things beautiful. I make the flowers in the ground, that grow to make the world a more beautiful place.
Editor In Chief Kimberly Porter
Thank you for reading this issue of eLATION magazine!!!
God prepares us for His assignment by “calling” (His Mission for each of us). eLATION magazine is excited about spreading the Good News of the Gospel of our LORD and Savior. Our prayer is for God to continue to refresh our mind with His WORD as we focus on Him and His Purpose-Same Mind (the Mind of Christ), the same Purpose (God’s Purpose). God trains us in a variety of ways that will prepare us for His Mission.
What you will find in the pages of eLATION magazine is a collection of God inspired instructive articles written by real, authentic, realistic Disciples of Christ who work hard to live for Kingdom purpose, and speak boldly about our LORD and Savior. “Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, 10 But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel: 11 Whereunto I am appointed a preacher, and an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day” (2 Timothy 1:8-12) King James Version (KJV).
We are honored to share the work of so many committed and thoughtful people. Please visit the Our Contributors page to see the wonderful contributors and read their bios. Also, feel free to leave comments on the articles to share your thoughts or ask the author a question.
Please take some time to get to know the layout of eLATION magazine. You will notice the diverse categorizations of articles. You can look at one classification at a time, or just peruse the articles on the home page to choose which to read first.
We appreciate your support and are so happy to have you as a reader of eLATION magazine. God trains us in a variety of ways that will prepare us for His Mission, “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began”, (2 Timothy 1:9).
Be Tremendously Blessed,
Kimberly Porter, M.Ed.
Editor in Chief
Founder of eLATION Magazine
Elation Magazine, owned by Kimmie Robinson, is an inspirational magazine that focuses on spreading the word of God to the world, and uplifting souls worldwide. In this video are just a few inspirational messages to encourage and introduce you to Elation Magazine.
A Message from Pastor Dr. Andrew Gibson
In order to change your life you must first change your mind. The enemy uses your mind as a prison for your past hurts. He uses rejections, low self-esteem, suicide and most of all doubt and fear to conquer your future. It’s Imperative to have the mind of Christ, the bible declares “let this mind be in you, which is also in Christ Jesus. For it is only with the mind of Christ, that one can over power the enemy and achieve greatness!
Feature Artist Sounds of Imani
Sounds of Imani Bio
Rep Yo City Vision
Rep Yo City is a high energy show where we have guest come on to not only share their new music but where they are from and how God has brought them out from situations, In addition we showcase artist of the week and demonstrate love to the indie artist that are working hard for God.
Previously Feature Artist
Feature Artist Kimberly Adair
Lady Adair’s Bio
Feature Artist David Benton
A Conversation with David Benton
Who is David Benton?
Man of God
Where are you from?
What inspires you to reach out to people with your music?
Encouraging people with my music.
Feature Artist Neva Ford Nation
Neva Ford Nation – Music Bio
Neva Ford Nation, Christian /Gospel recording artist, with an extraordinary anointed voice was born toMr. and Mrs. Clayton Ford. Born in Houston Texas Neva’s family subsequently moved to Gonzales, Texas where she grew up. She enjoyed singing in the choir, however whenever she was given the chance, she would sing her favorite genre of music and that was Gospel music.
Feature Artist Apostle John Ross
Feature Krystal A Livingston
Krystal A. Livingston – Music Bio
Singer/Songwriter, Actress and Playwright, Krystal A. Livingston, has been gracing audiences with her God-given gifts since the age of 6. Born and raised in Bronx, NY to Southern parents; she began singing in youth/young adult choirs, praise teams and performing in musicals all over the nation. In high school (Cardinal Spellman High School), she joined and eventually directed the Gospel Choir. While attending the University of New Haven (UNH), in Connecticut; she founded and then directed the UNH Gospel Choir until she graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science. She returned to UNH in 2005 to obtain her Master’s degree in National Security & Public Safety. During that time, she became the university’s first Adjunct Professor to teach Gospel Music Performance.
Previously Feature Pastors
“A Guide to a Relationship with God” by Apostle Beauty
Psalm 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Too many of us serve a God that we don’t know. We only heard about him or we’ve read in the Bible about Him. We’ve never claim to have encountered His presence. We can’t claim that we’ve ever felt His touch nor the comfort of His embrace. The things we look for in Him is an experience but, God is magnificent in His glory. He’s awesome in His grace. His heartbeat is palpable.
BIOGRAPHY ELDER SEDRIC D. CRUTCHFIELD,
Sedric D. Crutchfield was born in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of Kingdom Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, where he has served for 11 years. He served as Chairman of Elder Board, leads the Watchmen Men’s Ministry and presides over the Media Ministry for KCC. He currently works in Information Technology. He is a combat veteran of the U S Army. He enjoys combat sports tactical weapons training and outdoor activities.
Bishop and Dr. Leonard Scott
Dentist, musician, Pastor, entrepreneur and community advocate all describe Dr. Leonard S. Scott. Dr. Scott is the founder and CEO of the nation’s oldest black-owned and operated gospel recording company, Tyscot Music & Entertainment, which has been home to superstar recording artists John P. Kee & New Life Community Choir, Deitrick & Damita Haddon, Dr. Bobby Jones, Briana Babineaux, Bishop Noel Jones & City of Refuge, the legendary Rance Allen Group, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Casey J, and Shirley Murdock.
Dr. Scott, as a pillar in the gospel music community, received, in 2017, the Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Award and the Gospel Music Association Legacy Award. In addition to his music ministry, Dr. Scott has successfully served his community as a dentist at Scott Dentistry in Indianapolis, Indiana for over 40 years. He pastors the Rock Community Church, also in Indianapolis, Indiana, and has traveled throughout the United States and overseas proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Good of The Land by Reverend Kayode Bajomo
“If you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land. “
God promises the best, and has laid in store the best of all things for his people; here on earth and in the world to come. God intends to bring all of his children into the centre of his purpose for their lives, where they will be able to actualize their potential and their God ordained destiny. The good land is the place of our assignment and where we attain God’s ultimate best for our lives. It is the place of our ultimate fulfillment according to God’s design.
Feature Pastor Bamidele Bello
We Are Free
“So if the Son sets you free, you are free indeed”
Holding this message in your hands today is not by accident and is not by error. This message is an awakening revival of your mind, spirit, soul, and body and to let you know that you are no more in any bondage of Satan or so called Devil. The son of God “Jesus Christ” has set you and I free from the bondage attacked of the enemies. And Whoever Jesus Christ set free is free indeed. One thing is to be set free by God, and another thing is to understand that you are no more under the bondage or attack of the enemy. Jesus Christ came to give all those that believe abundant blessing according to John 10:10 “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” The plans of God
Elder Ernest Richard Bio
Founder/ Overseer/Adviser for Power To Stand Outreach Ministries International. Ordained Elder of the Gospel of Jesus Christ (29 + years) Real Estate Sales Consultant for Envision Realty Services, Toastmaster and Christian Entertainer....Possessing the ability to effectively teach the word of God using light comedy(at times) delivering the uncompromising truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ................... Accomplishments: Currently serving as Vice President of the Washington/Virginia District of Ministry To Men; Inducted into Covington's " Who's Who" of Professional Executives (Sept 2012).....The 2010 Radio Pioneer award(25+ yrs of service) CT. Holla-Back Gospel Music Awards Showcase. Appeared as the "First Ever" Spot light" feature"Program Director in the nationally syndicated magazine Gospel U.S.A(Sept.-Oct.2010 edition) Currently serving as Mentor/Adviser for the Gospel dept.@ WNHU 88.7 Fm, West Haven, Ct.(log onto www.wnhu.net It's music that "ministers to your mind and sets your "Soul" on "fire") Radio name: Preacher 7:19 (seven-nineteen). Account Executive and Announcer for WBGR-Radio, Lanham, MD.
Pastor Virgina Singleton’s Bio
Pastor Virginia Scott Singleton is married to Deacon Ernest J. Singleton, Sr. They have been married for 45 years and have 2 sons; 1 daughter; 9 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren. She graduated from West Florence High School in 1972 and Almeda University, Boise Idaho in 2002 with a 4.0 GPA. Pastor Singleton received her Divine call to preach and was licensed into the gospel ministry in 1986. She was ordained in 1990 and was the second female to become ordained by the Pee Dee Baptist Association to preach the Word of God. God called her out of the Carver Street Baptist Church to become the pastor of the Divine Church of Deliverance where she has been the under shepherd for almost 16 years. Currently enrolled at the Dallas Theological Seminary.
It’s Time with Minister Terrance Givens
There's order and a set time for a lot of things but all times we should love God and his people. So many people are hurting, going through struggles, troubles and trials, that they need somebody who knows it's time to love on them, lend It's time!
Senior Pastor Michael F. Jones
SPIRITUAL & COMMUNITY LEADER, VISIONARY
AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Reverend Michael Fulton Jones, Sr. has a great enthusiasm for God's Word and people. His commitment is exemplified through service and by living the principle based on "the least of these." At the heart of this principle is the belief that God can take the life of those counted out, the oppressed, the overlooked and by His grace change lives and raise a standard allowing them to walk in a new way of life.
I am a survivor of Domestic Violence. I know that God loves you and He wants only what is best for you. You are so unique and beautiful to God. He wants you to know that this is not love. When you are ready to leave your abuser, God will be waiting for you with opening arms. Abuse is not a form of love but of hate. The Bible says in John 3: 16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. He gave His life for you! He is such a lovely Father. Please Pray to God and watch what He will do for your life. I know its uneasy to leave and you feel trapped, but my God will find a way of your escape. He cares for You.
The Gift of True Forgiveness
It’s hard to believe there are only a few more days until Christmas. Yes, as the song says: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” It really is wonderful! We are flooded with Christmas music, Christmas lights, and lots of Christmas “activities.” And although the season contains many distractions which attempt to pull us away, we generally make time to gather with family and friends and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
But many will find this time of year to be very painful. The memories of past hurt, which may remain hidden throughout the year, are now driven to the surface. Many are required to face someone who has caused them pain, or face the memory of a past Christmas which brings the person, and pain, back into view.
Obviously, this is not the turmoil which God intends for our life…especially not as we celebrate the birth of His Son.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
We cannot properly celebrate the birth of Jesus without reflecting on why He was born. Through His life He offered us a message of eternal hope, and through His death on the cross He offered us the complete forgiveness of sin. With this single act of unbelievable love, Jesus removed the sin which would otherwise keep us eternally separated from our Heavenly Father. This is the manner in which we are to love and forgive others.
Jesus told a parable about a servant who had an enormous debt canceled: “The servant fell on his knees before him. ‘Be patient with me,’ he begged, ‘and I will pay back everything.’ The servant’s master took pity on him, canceled the debt and let him go” (Matthew 18:26-27). But when the servant went away, he refused to cancel the relatively minor debt a fellow servant owed him; “Instead, he went off and had the man thrown into prison until he could pay the debt” (Matthew 18:30).
Jesus used this parable to show that unless we completely forgive others from deep within our heart, we have somehow failed to understand the forgiveness we have already received; “Shouldn’t you have had mercy on your fellow servant just as I had on you?” (Matthew 18:33). Any sin which others may commit against us is small when viewed in light of the many sins we have committed against God! We have been completely forgiven of sooooo much!!
During this most wonderful time of the year, let’s reflect on the awesome gift we have been given through our Savior. Then, let’s give to others as we have already received. Let’s love and give the gift of true forgiveness.
Have a Christ Centered Day!
God’s Daily Word Ministries
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