INTO THE RIGHT DIRECTION
03/01/2021 7:00 AM
The dancer and singer moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to start her career. She never had an idea of what role she would become, all she knew was she loved the arts, being creative, and being a dancer. DaniLeigh stayed committed to her game plan and had the ultimate breakthrough. She had the opportunity to be mentored by Prince and directed his video, “Breakfast Can Wait” at 18. Her R&B music style aims to empower women. DaniLeigh also has a portfolio of choreographing for other artists, collaborating with singers like Chris Brown, and she is well-rounded within her craft.
Set your intentions to achieve your dreams and commit to the plans in your heart!
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans." - Proverbs 16:3
RESHAPED THE DESIGN FOR THE MODERN DAY WOMAN
03/2/2021 7:00 AM
Renowned British fashion designer, Phoebe Philo reigned French fashion houses, Chloe and Céline. Her tenure at Céline from 2008 to 2017 was iconic and is recognized to have some of the most memorable designs and looks of the house’s history. Before starting at Céline, she took a two year break from the fashion industry to honor and to focus on her maternity and marriage. She was given the opportunity to start at Céline with a new slate. As a working mother, what resonated with her is what women wanted to wear. She wanted minimalism and functionality in her designs. The elegance and luxury of the brand is understated yet confident. Philo is her own best model and designed clothes that were suitable to where she was in life.
Don’t confine yourself in society’s imaginary box. You have the ability to redesign yourself so that it can fit your happiness! Nurture your joy, don’t neglect it!
“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. She makes belted linen garments and sashes to sell to the merchants. She makes her own bedspreads. She dresses in fine linen and purple gowns. Her husband is well known at the city gates, where he sits with the other civic leaders.” - Proverbs 31:22-26
IN THE BUSINESS OF TRANSFORMING LIVES
02/28/2021 7:00 AM
Lead Pastor Mike Todd of Transformation Church purchased the entire sneaker inventory of a local small business, Silhouette Sneakers & Art. He purchased 186 pairs of sneakers that were donated to local Tulsa youth, giving them an experience they may have never had when receiving sneakers as a gift. In addition to blessing the next generation with these sneakers, his church generously gave nearly $3.5 to people and organizations in need. Homes and cars were purchased, student loans were paid off, provided support to other churches, and much more! As he builds and fosters a healthy relationship with his Tulsa community, Pastor Mike wants to continuously reshape the infrastructure of the territory he has been called to shepherd.
Be a blessing to someone today! Bless them with your time or your resources. Whatever is laid on your heart, act on it wisely. You ever know what someone is going through!
“If among you, one of your brothers should become poor, in any of your towns within your land that the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart or shut your hand against your poor brother, but you shall open your hand to him and lend him sufficient for his need, whatever it may be.” - Deuteronomy 15:7-8
THE ACTRESS AND ACTIVIST THAT SETS AN EXAMPLE
02/27/2021 7:00 AM
The actress, activist, and student of Harvard University, Yara Shahidi has broken ground not just in Hollywood but also in politics and organizing. Her career started at the young age of 9 years old, starring in a film with Eddie Murphy. Since then, she has starred in various films and plays the role of Zoey Johnson in black-ish and is the lead actress of the television spin-off series, grown-ish. Off the screen, she has a deep passion for politics and voter education. Her fearlessness brings out an activist that fights for the equality of people, advocating for their rights. She utilizes her platform to educate and inform her fans, allies, and the global community on current issues and what they can do to be a part of that change. Shahidi is an Iranian-African American who is close with her family, who are also in the entertainment industry. You can also spot her modeling for Prada campaigns or serving as a brand ambassador for Chanel. She is setting the example and empowering a generation to be compassionate, generous, and courageous to ensure equal rights for all.
Educating people can change the world, starting with yourself. Be willing to learn and equally teachable. Be a student of this life!
"The spiritually hungry are always ready to learn more, for their hearts are eager to discover new truths." - Proverbs 18:15