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Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About! (What’s Your Story? ‘countdown to “TOTAL WOMEN CONFERENCE”)

12 Apr

iPhone 5C retina wallpaperOzioma bites hard on her lower lip, she brushes her runny nose as she hurriedly walks towards the bus. The last one transporting late entry visitors to the prison building where she will be fingerprinted, physically searched, stamped and touched; in all the inappropriate places. She’d dreaded today…but now living it! “What am I doing here” “How did I get here” “she touched the name tag placed on her chest and looked up as her inmate-host walks towards her. He’s cladded in an oversized orange prison jumpsuit, the black printed number on it clogging her mindset. Her heart is beating fast and she can feel the adrenaline rush… ‘Here he comes, she whispered softly to herself…’Chained! Monitored! Controlled! ‘Ah! Is this still love! “Seriously, what am I doing here? Why am I here? Why am I still attached to Charles? after all the…

Every woman is a born story-teller. It doesn’t matter how dramatic or docile we relate our adventures. We got tales! We are created with a story line attached to our destinies. But not all of us are good story tellers! Some of us will watch a scene from our past play right in front of us and then feel sorry for the characters. Some of us will carry hidden stories of mysteries, riddles and battles of our past and carry it within our hearts all the way to our grave without realizing the power it has to heal a hurting soul. It might as well just be the only portion of upliftment we carry within us as women empowering women…not opposing each other!

I remember growing up with great memories of bigger-than-life stories being narrated between my mother and her sisters, every time our car pulls over at my Aunt’s house @ #17 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi – It was always another evening filled with juicy tales of astonishment and un-believable bewilderment that creates jaw dropping bafflement (as I hide behind the kitchen door to listen). These are stories that I have taken through life and has made me a weaver of tales! Their stories mirror the alleys and labyrinths that come with the things that women (Wives, Mothers, Sisters, Aunts) all go through in life!

So, What’s your story? What are you going through? Or What’s going through you? Like Charles, are you jailed “physically”? Or like Chioma, are you still living in an “emotional confinement”?

And if all what the world sees in us women is our “Radiance” “Glow” “Fat Bank Account” “Great Body” “Great sex” “Successful Entrepreneurship Power” and “Excellent Caregiver-status” and never bother about what really makes us Beautiful Inside Out!…’we are nothing to talk about!

Here’s another great opportunity for every woman (married, single, courting, separated, divorced) dealing with every aspect of joy and pain in womanhood; to meet with great speakers at the upcoming Total Women Conference organized by www.rccglivingspring.org ; to Connect, Cohere, Relate, Vest and Entrust our wealth of wisdom from our storyline…

SAVE THE DATE!! twc front

April 22 – April 25, 2015. It promises to be an inspiring and empowering week with anointed speakers:

 *** Pastor Marcos Mercado, Praise Philadelphia 103.9 Radio host of Marriage Beyond the Vows.

***Ministering: Pastor (Dr.) Esther Obasi-Ike (RCCG Solution Center, Kenya, Africa),

***Rev. Sade Fasedemi (Waterfalls Ministries, South Africa).

 ***Registration can be completed at http://rccglivingspring.org/total-woman-conference/

 Yours in HOPE…

Yinka Lawrence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 responses to “Let’s Give Them Something To Talk About! (What’s Your Story? ‘countdown to “TOTAL WOMEN CONFERENCE”)

  1. Bisi Adesida

    April 13, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    Yinka, this is very deep and real. I believe too that memories can make or break us. This is why we need to invest in ourselves. No one is made perfect and there’s no one without a story to tell. As we buy clothes to wear and good food to eat, we need to invest in what will make us beautiful on the inside. No knowledge is wasted. There’s a saying that says “Knowledge is Power”.
    I will definitely be there for the program. Thank you.

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  2. Rev. Francis

    April 12, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Antonia. This is a great initiative.worth every dime. We once had a women’s retreat at my church, and the theme was’What’s your story?
    So unpredictable that even the most livelihood of errors or viruses or pain or regrets or memories that women carried for years could still affect them in the future. .especially when they are still holding on to it…
    it was a great evening of closure for the women. Everyone had something to say to encourage and empower each other.
    Great job you are doing.
    You definitely are on the right track.
    I really hope that ‘African’ women would be able to focus and benefit from this workshop.
    This is no time to hold on to cultural inhibitors or social boundaries.
    This is the season and period to get help when it’s offered, to connect and be all you can. This is the period to look at the mirror and see the great work of God rather than view it as a sex object.
    3 thumbs up for your church group for putting this program together.
    Greater works we can achieve together.
    God bless.

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  3. Bolatito

    April 12, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Wow! Yinka, nice introduction. Every woman can relate to it. I am still away in Arizona, would have loved to attend, please keep me posted for next year’s. Awesome speakers on the move.

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  4. Debbie

    April 12, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Antonia, I am thankful for this outlet. Will be coming with my daughter in law.
    God bless.

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  5. Daniela F.

    April 12, 2015 at 10:09 am

    Definitely coming. Thanks for the invite.

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  6. Boma

    April 12, 2015 at 10:07 am

    Yinka, I really like this article. Your words always speak volume. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. IBK and Brian

    April 12, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Awesome! Absolutely relevant. Good one Mrs. Lawrence.

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