It’s June – Celebrating Men, Father’s, Dad! – BWITW – Blog

Last month we enjoyed sharing the precious words from several women with you, that helped me celebrate Women, Mom’s … well this month we want to do the same for the Men, Father’s, Dads! We have several men that will be sharing their words of wisdom, their experiences with us.We all have that special man, Father figure, Dad that gave us direction, guided us, protected us, loved us even when we strayed; the hero that we looked up to, that we wanted our husband to be like, our sons to be like; we take in their words of love and advice, and remember … remember with deep love and appreciation. We will now, in this time, this month of remembering, also remember the lessons, the…

Celebrate Women, Mom’s … It’s May – BWITW – Blog

Celebrating Women, Celebrating MOM’s, It’s MAY!This month we celebrate women, more specific, we celebrate “MOM’s”. Now, I know not everyone had the best Mom ever, or lost their Mom too soon, however, many of us had some woman or women in our lives that made a huge impact on us; gave us words of wisdom; pointed us in our right direction; shared Jesus with us; changed our lives in a big or small way that they may or may not even know about.So, this month I have some women that I hope will help you reflect on your special person/Mom; reflect on what she has brought to your life, good or bad, knowing that “all people give to your life … happiness, experience, lessons and…

DONATE LIFE MONTH – BWITW – Blog

This month I want you to think about LIFE and living it to the full, and how you can give life to others. I want you to hear from my sister-in-Christ, Doni Bell and her LIFE journey, living, giving, sharing, receiving, donating LIFE. April is Donate Life Month. This month is special for me as I received one of my transplants during this month. My transplant journey started when I was 26 years old. I was a Type I insulin dependent diabetic since the age of 9. I struggled for years keeping my blood sugars under control. In 1999, I was diagnosed with End Stage Renal Disease and had less than 10% function in both of my kidneys combined. In January 2000, I started dialysis…

BLESSED! – BWITW – Blog

Blessed Back in October, I shared with you the Hope of a friend of mine that gave me hope for each and every day.  Well, this month you will hear from him and how he feels ‘blessed’ daily even in the midst of a cancer diagnosis.  We are sharing just a bit of his story, and at the end I will share with you how you can continue to follow his hope and blessing.  I pray this encourages you in your daily journey.  Know that every second of every day you are blessed.  This month let’s reflect on being blessed, being a blessing! Blessed He was born in Harlem but moved to Barbados at an early age. She was born in Panama and was one…

LOVE, God’s Love – BWITW – Blog

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY Yes, we are in the month of February, the month we celebrate Black History, Women’s Heart Health, and LOVE!  As you can see thus far this month, we are focusing not on the ‘love‘ relationship, but on the love of our heavenly Father who taught us to love unconditionally.  Our Father who is LOVE! How blessed we are to be loved when we are un-loveable; to be loved before we even were in existence; loved when we don’t love Him.  How deep is His love for us that He would send His only son to live as a man?  That His son would be beaten, nailed to a cross, hanging there to die for our sins (ALL of our sins).  ‘How great…

Expectations for 2021 – BWITW – Blog

As we have entered a new year, we all enter with expectations for what the year will bring to us.  So, what are YOU bringing to the table?  Let’s think about this!  Why is it that we always are looking to receive?  What will the year bring?  The day bring?  The job bring, for this year?  We have become a people that always expect something!  I say pause, STOP … this year let’s change this.  This year will bring to YOU, what YOU bring to it!  So, what are YOU bringing to the table?  What are you bringing to the year?  To the day? To the whatever?   We can only expect to get, what we give. In your job, are you giving your all?  Many…

Holidays will be DIFFERENT this Year – BWITW – Blog

As we are amid a pandemic, we are seeing that life is changing and will continue to change until this gets under control.  So, what do we do in the meantime? We embrace the CHANGE!  We must do what is for the greater good.  I look to the word, specifically, Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brothers and sister, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” So, as we are embracing the change…  Our first change is that …. Well the advent season started in November, as it sometimes does.  Since we missed it, we are embracing the change and starting today December 1st celebrating…

Give Thanks – BWITW – Blog

It is so hard to believe that it is now November 2020!  This year has been filled with so much … Pandemic, social unrest; we are amid a crazy election and for many this will not be a ‘normal’ Thanksgiving Holiday.  People have job insecurity, some are mourning the loss of loved ones from this virus, and as we are entering flu season the numbers for the virus are increasing everywhere. Last month we focused on hope, and during all that was happening, keeping Jesus as our focus, our hope, just as Cecil did and does.  We need to continue on that same path and now include being thankful.  Is there not something in all that is going on, that we can find to be…

Where is Your HOPE? – BWITW – Blog

It’s October and change ‘is’ happening.  Things are changing all around us.  Weather is changing, the leaves are various colors (changing), it is getting darker out earlier … our world is changing around us, at the same time (pandemic, social unrest).  In the midst of the changes, where do we find HOPE?  Where do you find your HOPE?  Well before you throw in the towel, I want to share some HOPE with you.  I want to tell you about my dear friend, Cecil, who was diagnoses with cancer.  You see, he was a very active person, walked ten-thousand steps daily, an avid cyclist and busy photographer.  To make this long story short, he had to have his leg amputated from the pelvic bone down.  Now,…

PRAYER – 21 Days of Prayer! – BWITW – Blog

Prayer — For the month of September, I have aligned with my church, Community Christian Church at White Marsh, Maryland, (communitycc.net) as we are doing a 21 Days of Prayer.  Due to the state of our world, I thought it would be appropriate to be a part of this much needed time of prayer and this prayer movement.  Our church has been, for a while, praying at 6:15pm every day; so now we are adding another level of prayer over the next 21 days. I know we are a few days into the month, but we all can catch up and pray as we reflect straight from the Bible.  This will make you think, reflect, look inside yourself, and grow you beyond you.  Know that…

CONSISTENCY – In ALL Things! – BWITW – Blog

I do hope you enjoyed last months PROVERBS! This month, on to someting that will make you think and I hope act. Hope you enjoy! Happy August!  Where has the year gone?  Well one thing that we know very well, time consistently moves forward, regardless of what’s going on in our lives, our world – time is consistently moving. So, I’ve been thinking about consistency and being consistent.  So many great things happen to people because they are consistent.  So, I thought why not spend this month, this blog, helping us ALL focus on being consistent? I think of the consistent love of God – that never ending, never changing, never failing love that brings comfort, joy, and peace.  It brings a desire for me,…

PROVERBS – Wisdom for All people! – BWITW – Blog

This book of wisdom was written to impart wisdom for godly living. As I have spent time in this book, that was written by King Solomon, I gained so much insight, wisdom, and knowledge. I have learned of the many do’s and don’ts of relationships with friends, family members, co-workers; how we are to love and show love. How our speech shows our wisdom or lack thereof. I have seen how I need to stop and reflect … am I being wise? Wicked? Or foolish? The wise seek to know and love God and show His love. Also, how my success, my work ethic, building my moral character and good reputation all go with my devotion to obey God, or not. So many lessons, so…

Life is Easy – BWITW – Blog

by Sharman Monroe This post originally appeared in 2018 on the Anointed Women In Christ Blog. Given the current pandemic and our need to look toward the Lord, it is good to remind ourselves that God already knew this was going to happen, He already has the solution in place and He will get us through this…all for His glory! For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.                                                                         2 Corinthians 4:17 (NKJV) I was having lunch with a friend and we were talking about when we have a problem, we believe God has already worked it out, but waiting for the resolution to show up can be hard. We…

At The Red Sea by Sharman Monroe – BWITW – Blog

A few weeks ago, my friends and I booked a tour of the Grand Canyon.  When we woke up on the morning of our tour, it was raining in Phoenix.  We didn’t care.   We were excited! We were going to see the Grand Canyon! We hurried down to the hotel lobby to wait for tour guide to pick us up.  When the front desk staff heard we were going to the Grand Canyon, they apologized for the rain.  “It rains in Phoenix only about every four months and we are so sorry it’s raining today!” they said. We said, “It’s okay; we’re going to see the Grand Canyon!”  When our guide Scott picked us up, he apologized for the rain.  We said, “It’s okay; we’re…

In All Things LOVE – BWITW – Blog

There are so many things that come to mind when I think of the month of February … Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, President’s Day, Stop Bullying Day, American Heart Month, Friendship Month, Groundhog Day, National Organ Donor Day, and for this year, Leap Day,  just to name a few. When I look at all of these and wonder where do we place our focus?  I realize that there is an underlying tie that connects all of these, the tie that binds, if you will.  What is it you ask?  LOVE!  It is the common thread that ties it all together. Valentine’s Day – it’s all about love, not only for the lover, but love for one another and self. Black History Month – love…

2020 YEAR OF CLEAR VISION – BWITW – Blog

Well, I know we are days into the new year, but anyway, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Welcome to the new year, the new decade, 2020.  I am looking at the year in a different manner.  20/20 perfect vision, I say, the year of clear vision.  Clear out the stuff and move fully into this year with purpose and determination; with a clear mindset.  Ready to take on your dreams, ready to be a new you, a different you, the best you ever. So, what are you doing so that these things happen?  Well let me share my plans/goals and maybe, just maybe you will take your own action.  1.  I came up with a game plan; actually, a set of goals to attain this year.  Now,…

Thankful this Thanksgiving with LOVE! – BWITW – Blog

It’s that time of year when we gather with family and friends to be thankful for all our blessings. As we gather, let’s take time to truly be thankful for the things that we have been blessed with. Be truly thankful this year for LOVE. You see it is the love that starts inside of each of us that leads to the things that life brings to us. So many blessings… let’s count the blessings LOVE brings! L – Life, the life that we are blessed with each day to share with everyone that crosses our path. Life that we should never take for granted. The lives that we touch with our life impacts the world for eternity. It shapes and molds and directs the…

Time for something NEW! – BWITW Blog

“Second Chance” A time to step into my God Given Purpose When was the last time that you did something that changed everything about your life?  Well, I have had that happen to me recently through the writing and publishing of my book, “Second Chance”.  This book has been such a life changing project for me, that I never expected.  When God places a task, no, a purpose before you and you move toward it, you never know what that “little” thing can do to make such a huge impact on your life.  This calling over my life has taken me through a process that has given me a new direction; gotten me out of “the box”, out of ‘my box’, and into things that…

When was the last time that you …? – BWITW Blog

When was the last time that you …? When you see those words, what do you think about?  What is the first thing that comes to the forefront of your mind?  When was the last time that you … did what?  Said what? Went where? Saw whom?  Spoke to whom?  What is the first thing that is drawn to your mind? Well, here are a few of the questions I’m asking, when was the last time that you … Stopped and took the time out of all the stuff that you do, to spend with your creator, listening to what He has for you? Spent time with someone that you love and haven’t “fit” into your busy schedule? A child, a friend, a parent. Stopped…

READY FOR CHRISTMAS – BWITW Blog

Ready for Christmas, a term that we hear so often this time of year, but, what does it really mean? What do people really mean when they ask that question?  Well, let’s give it some thought and explore a couple different things that it could mean. Ready for Christmas … shopping all finished, gifts all wrapped, meals all prepared, house decorated and cleaned, ‘things’ all done.  For some, this is the interpretation, preparing for “the day”.  Doing stuff, getting stuff ready for the day that comes, and goes.  Afterward we are exhausted.   We have fond memories of good times, but it was … Just a day!  Is this you? For others … Ready for Christmas … preparing our hearts and our minds for the new…

Welcome to B.W.I.T.W.

Welcome to the new blog for Business Women in the Word.  I am so excited and blessed that you have been following us on FB and Instagram, and that you are here with us on our “blog”!  Since our last e-newsletter, God has been busy in my life.  I know many of you were disappointed that things had to be put on hold, but God was doing a new work in his servant, that this could come back in a way that the masses could be reached for him. So now, we have this blog where we can share with so many.  So, share this on your FB page and share the website with those in need of encouragement.  You can be the life line…

June 7, 2021

Went to Barrett’s for our 36th anniversary; great meal. I asked for the manager as we left. I praised him for a quality meal, excellent service, and great experience. What kind of world would it be if we all took time to encourage others instead of complaining? – Fred Merchant