AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
Happy 4th of July!
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Michael Charles Messineo, iLonnie Hicks, iDavid Seaburn, iJohn McCoy, iMr. Ed, iBurton Pines, iNeeta Blair, i

  Home > Action/Thriller > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Thelemaque Publishing

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Messages
· 30 Titles
· 11 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Thelemaque Publishing, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Books by Thelemaque Publishing

Words Make a Difference - Cottage Industry or Ministry? That is the Questio
by Thelemaque Publishing   
Not "rated" by the Author.
Last edited: Monday, September 26, 2005
Posted: Monday, September 26, 2005

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Thelemaque Publishing

Premiere Nationwide MasterClass Series® Features
Premiere Nationwide MasterClass Series® Features Black MusicMasters®
Age is an Attitude, Baby Boomers Bustin' Loose!
Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations Delivered Anointed Presentation
Columnists Say Chivalry is Not Dead, It Just Needs a Resurrection (10 Qu
Mother's Day Cruise Features Grandmother, Daughter, and Granddaughter Trio
Grandmother, Daughter, and Granddaughter Team
           >> View all

When three generations of women gathered family sayings, famous expressions, and prayers, little did they know their project would take root, germinate, and grow. Now they are learning how important words are and how they must exercise wisdom in a language sensitive culture.

Bill Cosby’s explosive words about responsibility a few months

ago offended African Americans and others on both side of the isle causing authors, columnists, and speakers, grandmother Celia Ford, daughter Theresa Allen, and granddaughter Pamela Simonson, to realize how sensitive, thin-skinned, and touchy audiences truly can be.

 

The native New Yorkers found themselves in demand as public speakers for women’s events after writing their best selling collection of family sayings and famous expressions, Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations. They were 75, 50, and 25 years old. The book took off and what they originally called a family project snowballed into a ministry --- or a cottage industry, depending on how you look at it.  And, whether you are non-Christian or Christian. Liberal or Conservative. Republican or Democrat. Gay or Straight. They have since found out, that in today’s world, semantics can make or break a project.

 

“Dr. Cosby, coupled with wisdom, taught us a valuable lesson”, stated Simonson, the youngest of the trio.  “There are certain buzz words that come into play in today’s society. We have to be careful what to say and when to say them, especially with audiences.” 

 

“My age group is very sensitive to issues that were not in the limelight during my grandmother’s (Ford) generation,” continued the Washington National Opera soprano. “Being a public speaker has taught me to choose my words carefully,” she continued.

 

Jutxtaposed between the use of words such as “affirmations” versus “prayers”, for instance, the Depression Child, Baby Boomer, and Generation Xer have learned to use “appropriate” terms, depending on their audience. They wisely recommend, people think before they talking. Listen before jumping in.  Take note prior to offering an opinion.

 

“I usually don’t care what I say”, said Ford, the matron and elder stateswoman. “At my age, I earned the right to speak my mind.  But we are cognizant of people’s feelings and try to use wisdom in deciphering how receptive they will be to what we say”, continued the retired Registered Nurse and Teacher.

 

“We use our words wisely – or try to”, chimed in Allen, the Baby Boomer, who is in the process of finalizing a devotional Bible as a part of the “ministry” or “cottage industry”.

 

“The secular world is greatly offended if we use the word “prayer”, but as Christians, we are true to our foundation”, stated Allen, who is also the founder of the Long Island Christian Bible Institute in New York.

 

“We let our printed materials speak for us”, said Allen, who included the expression, “the shortest pencil is better than the best memory” in her strand of their book.

 

“My theory is”, she continued. “if we reach anyone by the use of wise words when we speak, or write our column, and people listen, we have accomplished our mission. We have used our words to make a difference in their lives”.

 

Besides the 30 Days of Pearl Prayers, a Pearls of Wisdom Calendar, and a Pearls of Wisdom Journal, the women also pen an advice column, Ask Pearls of Wisdom, running weekly in the Washington Informer. They are “praying” or “wishing” (depending on how you look at it) to have their column syndicated.

Web Site: Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations


Reader Reviews for "Words Make a Difference - Cottage Industry or Ministry? That is the Questio"


Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by White Dove left (Reader)
Wonderful talent...
Lynn Richardson
Popular Action/Thriller Articles
  1. Independence and Unity – Balance as Qualit
  2. Good Mourning, Knees
  3. An Open Letter to Warren Buffett
  4. Narcissists, Social Media, and Porn
  5. A New Thriller Novella - Jailbait by Barba
  6. If You Don't Like How I Write, PLEASE DON'
  7. I like gadgets and progress, but ...
  8. Extra Oil: Pope Francis Update & More
  9. Great Speaks
  10. Hidden Impact book review

December Seven, The Second Day of Infamy by Theodore Soderberg

From Homer Alaska’s Kachemak Bay, the Straits of Malacca, to Bangkok haunts, a terror plot has been conceived against the West by an unlikely group of pirates, Islamic Jihadists, b..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

One Just Man [2nd. Ed.], Prequel to Elohim—Masters & Minions by Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

Second Edition. OJM is now available from all major Online Distributors. (Originally listed as Action/Thriller, which it is, though with visionary and metaphysical connota..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.