Gospel Star Shirley Caesar Gives Forward as #UNameItChallenge Goes Viral

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What happens when you put Shirley on the beat?! The holiday anthem of the year apparently. If you've been anywhere near social media, you've probably heard Pastor Caesar's voice proclaiming her wealth of "Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Ram, Ham, Hogs, Dogs..." You...know the rest!! 

Recently Radio Host Willie Moore Jr. talked to Pastor Caesar and asked her if she had heard that the clip was going viral. She most certainly did. The Gospel Superstar announced her plans via Facebook to gather proceeds through her UNameItShirley website to help other ministries and her own excel at giving back to the community.

Who knew Shirley's classic sound over a hip hop beat could gain popularity so many years later...maybe going down in history as one of her greatest hits just because of it's rotation around the holidays.

Yeah, I know greatest hit may be a little bit extra given her amazing track record, but it's good to know Shirley's gospel sound is making waves around the world. It goes to show that what we listen to and consume can be changed. Most adolescents in the teen and millennial generation today don't listen to gospel music as much, often because of the lack of excitement in it's tone. Given Mama Shirley's crossover success, does gospel music have a chance to speak to the younger generation by putting old gospel tracks on a beat?!... Maybe.

Given the popularity of the challenge there really are no good excuses for humdrum gospel tunes, I mean unless it's really deep and that's what we're in the mood for. All things have their purpose.

Whatever the case, what we listen to is what will feed us, we are what we consistently eat. When it comes to the media we digest, the things we choose to watch and listen too, we can choose to consume differently. We can choose wisely and eat well. 

Grateful to see good giving forward!! Alright Now Shirley!! We Support You.


Microsoft Authors In Business Event (Recap)

Atlanta, GA. -- on November 5th 2016 Best-Selling Author and Business Owner Desiree Lee hosted the first ever "Authors In Business Microsoft Book Signing" at Microsoft Store in Lenox Mall.

The event featured 15 Dynamic Authors from the around the country who are apart of the “Authors In Business Self-Publishing Community".  

A few featured Authors from the event from (left to right): Melissa Ruth, Mark A. Jackson, Myra J, Stepter, and Khalilah Wilbourn.

Featured Authors Included: 

Tonia Quarterman
Tongela Curry
Synetta Crispin
Subira Folami
Rob Gegner
Myra J. Stepter
Melissa Ruth
Mark A. Jackson
Tyesha Peak
Debra D. Jones
Annah Lewis
Andrea Stickland
Rick Stickland
Lisa Halls
Khalilah Wilbourn 
Glendora Dvine

The Microsoft Store was packed with fans and onlookers, those who attended gained powerful insight from the Authors. Prizes were given away to audience members. The event was very engaging, from the ranging topics to the energy of the crowd, it was one book signing that did not disappoint. 

The atmosphere was filled with excitement as the Authors shared their wisdom and expertise.

VOW-Inspire Network was on hand to cover the event and got to feature some Great pictures on the fan page.

Pictured from (Left to Right): Hostess Desiree Lee, Event Attendee, and Featured AIB Author Lisa Halls.

If you would like to know more about the Microsoft Authors In Business Self-Publishing Community, the book signing, Authors, or get wisdom on Self-Publishing you can visit Desiree Lee's website: and contact her directly through the webpage.


Motherless Daughter's Foundation Hosts 4th Annual Gala to Benefit Program

Atlanta, GA. -- Saturday Evening October 16th The Motherless Daughters Foundation hosted their 4th Annual Gala in support of it's mission to enrich the lives of young girls living without their natural mothers. VOW-Inspire Network (Voice Of Wisdom) was grateful to be selected to cover the event.

Beautiful young ladies! Participants in the Motherless Daughter's Foundation program.

The Motherless Daughter's Foundation is a mentoring program that offers year round support so that girls can become empowered to embrace every aspect of adolescent life and ultimately succeed in spite of challenging circumstances. Young ladies ages 9-15 participate in a variety of educational workshops and experiences.

The gala also served as a silent auction in order to raise money for the program. Taliah Waajid founder of Taliah Waajid Natural Hair Care Products was a sponsor and Honoree at the event. Fellow Honorees included GA State Senator Donzella James, Director of Public Affairs for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Myrna White, and former NFL Defensive Player DeMario Pressley.

Honorary Mother Xernona Clayton

Beautiful music and well-dressed attendees filled the halls of the Georgia International Convention Center. The gala which is one of many events that the foundation hosts on behalf of the mission was and inspiration and a success. Hopefully the organization will be heading toward many more galas in the future with support from the community. The foundation currently holds the gala every year.

VOW-Inspire Network (Voice Of Wisdom) was happy to be on site providing media coverage for the event. More pictures of the 4th Annual Motherless Daughters Foundation Gala can be found in the album here on VOW-Inspire Network's Facebook fan page.
If you would like to support the Motherless Daughter's Foundation or be a part of helping the mission, more info on the organization can be found here on their website:

Godly Marriages and Courtships Still Exist

Godly courtships and marriages can and still do exist. Prior to the viral proposal and marriage that is #foreverduncan on the web there were mostly reports of celebrity divorces. The viral video that launched over the weekend showed the bride Sherrell and Alfred Duncan rejoicing and giving praise to God at the ceremony.

In the social climate we live in, in the U.S.A #ForeverDuncan was refreshing to see.

It was easy to see who they honored in that relationship, and how that same honor could be turned around and reflected toward each other.

It's true that life is not a fairy tale and being in relationships aren't always easy but #foreverduncan is a glorious example of what can happen when we put God first in every area of our lives. especially love.

There are still Godly couples in America that can function with true love and unity and I believe God is creating even more of them. They will become more prevalent despite what reports say and what most media shows.

It is my prayer that God continue to bless them with wisdom, discernment, and prosperity.

He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord. ~ Proverbs 18:12

What are your thoughts on marriage on courtship? How did you feel when you first saw the video? Leave a comment below.


Let The Words Of My Mouth -- Faith-Based Poetry

Let The Word's Of My Mouth is a gospel centered poetry event that currently takes place in Fayetteville, GA. The line up of artists and poets is stellar. The latest installment in the series will include such performers as 5:10 Poet, Chris Dixon, Cyrus Harbin, Chavis Flagg, Nicki Harris and many more favorites from around the Atlanta, GA area and beyond.

The event will take place on August 27, 2016 at 383 Fayetteville Place in Fayetteville, Ga.

Here is the ticket link with more details... so you can grab those tickets: (Click Below)
Let The Words Of My Mouth: A Christian Spoken/Word Poetry Event


10 Ways To Instantly Build Your Self-Confidence

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1. Dress Nice

2. Good Posture

3. Work Out

4. Speak Up

5. Sit In The Front Row

7. Compliment Other People

"Focus on contribution" is one of the highlights of the article featured by Pick The Brain, because when we help, we operate in God's purpose. Operating in purpose is a great motivator for self-confidence.

Do you have any tips that you found help to build self-confidence. Feel free to share in the comments section (below). You can read the full post with detailed, in depth points on


New Beginnings Aren't So Bad

For real though. Who actually likes starting over. Can anyone actually, honestly say they love beginning a new from scratch.  
"New Beginnings Aren't So Bad" by Rowzina Middleton

I mean it's an interesting process. Having to take the time to be deprogrammed. Breaking mental habits, you probably did not know you even had. Really evaluating your departure from the past and understanding God having a greater plan for you. 
But seriously though. Starting over for me has not been easy. I have been accustomed to certain surroundings for so long, it is difficult not to compare. Yet in comparing I am able to see the negative in my past and the positive in my present. I have the opportunity to be debugged of all toxic emotions from the past as well as the "stinkin' thinkin'" that was associated with it. It's been about finding out who I really am. Who I am in Christ.  As well as going after all things I have ever desired in Christ. I no longer have to worry about anybody blocking me or trying to stop the anointing that they see. My ideas will no longer get knocked down by jealous people. My creativity will no longer be bashed because it's not understood. 
Starting over can have its perks. You may just meet someone new. Of you'll learn something about yourself that you'll actually love. You might stumble upon...