AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
   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:  Mike Monahan, iWilliam Pusey, iWilliam Cottringer, iTony Bertot, iTom Kitt, iSherri Smith, iEdward Patterson, i

  Home > Inspirational > News
 

Thelemaque Publishing

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

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



Featured Book
Monogamy Twist
by Nancy Jardine

Monogamy Twist is light-hearted easy read with a quirkily weird Dickensian plot. This fun contemporary romantic mystery is set in Yorkshire, England...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Books by Thelemaque Publishing

Share Save       


Words Make a Difference - Cottage Industry or Ministry? That is the Questio
Monday, September 26, 2005  10:21:00 AM

by Thelemaque Publishing



Inspirational
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.

Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations

 More News about Thelemaque Publishing
Premiere Nationwide MasterClass Series® Features - 2/4/2015 9:19:00 AM

Arts Organization Culminates 10th Anniversary Year with Gala Featuring Solo - 6/5/2014 5:00:00 PM

Underserved Community Benefits from Local Arts Organization Helping to - 5/9/2014 2:33:00 AM

Enjoy A Bit of Italy on a National Harbor Rooftop - 5/9/2014 1:37:00 AM

Paintings, Poetry, Puccini and Pasta Event Offers Something for Everyone - 3/30/2014 1:18:00 AM

Internationally Known Artist Joins Roster of Talent for CAAPA - 8/18/2013 7:58:00 AM

Arts Organization Celebrates Ten Years Of Bringing Color to the Classics! - 8/18/2013 7:52:00 AM

Musician’s Carefully Choreographed Moves Includes Foot Stomping for “Memphi - 9/3/2012 4:43:00 PM

Opera-tini is Featured Drink to Help Raise Money for African Americans - 8/30/2012 2:25:00 AM

Election Year Helps Motivate Organization’s Pre-Congressional Black Caucus - 8/25/2012 2:36:00 AM

Museum Exhibits Speaks Mother's Words Through Artifacts and Photos - 5/11/2012 5:39:00 PM

Poetry Pioneer Recognized with CAM Award - 9/24/2011 8:01:00 PM

Fifth Generation Native New Yorker Uses Voice to Help Heal Decade of Pain a - 9/6/2011 6:49:00 AM

Eve of Congressional Black Caucus Reception Kicks off Convention with Music - 8/27/2011 6:03:00 AM

Floral Face Painting Included at Mother's Day Breakfast - 4/11/2011 3:30:00 PM

Start a New Tradition for Mother’s Day - 3/30/2011 1:32:00 PM

“Gospel Cha-Cha” Themed Lectures Helps “Bring Color to the Classics!” - 2/22/2011 5:08:00 PM

From the Deep South to Whimsical Wizardry - 10/6/2010 5:04:00 AM

Event During Congressional Black Caucus Focuses on Creative Expression - 7/11/2010 1:12:00 PM

Popular Advice Column Premieres as Interactive Website - 7/11/2010 12:33:00 PM

ORGAN STRIKES A CHORD AT DR. NATHAN CARTER’S BALTIMORE CHURCH - 5/25/2010 4:45:00 PM

“COLOR PURPLE” TALENT COMES TO BALTIMORE CHURCH - 5/25/2010 4:10:00 PM

Age is an Attitude, Baby Boomers Bustin' Loose! - 2/16/2010 1:43:00 PM

Mother Daughter Launch Lose Your Big Butt Website - 1/30/2010 7:43:00 AM

Melody of Art at the National Harbor - 9/18/2009 11:22:00 PM

'COLOR PURPLE' ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR TO RELEASE DEBUT CD: - 1/2/2008 9:26:00 AM

Color Purple Associate Conductor to Debut CD - 11/30/2007 10:47:00 PM

Popular Advice Column is Helping Thousands in Pain  - 6/21/2006 8:46:00 AM

Three Generations to Help Thousands During Upcoming Mother’s Day Season - 3/17/2006 3:02:00 PM

Crabs in a Basket” Message Resounds at Black History Month Event - 3/1/2006 9:55:00 AM

Renowned Drumming Ensemble Headlines Black History Month Program at Potter’ - 2/16/2006 8:09:00 AM

It’s Not Too Late…Three Generations Offer Pearls of Wisdom for the New Year - 1/25/2006 3:09:00 PM

Poetry Extravaganza 1996-2006; Celebrating 10 Years of  - 12/19/2005 11:02:00 AM

Poetry Extravaganza 1996-2006; Celebrating 10 Years of  - 12/19/2005 10:51:00 AM

Wisdom and Advice Offered for Katrina by Ask Pearls of Wisdom - 11/2/2005 8:06:00 PM

Sojourn With Words” Offers Eclectic Excursion of Cultural Flavor - 10/18/2005 6:05:00 PM

Native New York Pearls Of Wisdom From Three Generations Authors Appear on B - 5/9/2005 8:05:00 PM

Mother’s Day History Encouragement to Gen X’er - 4/27/2005 10:33:00 AM

Annual Street Poetry Festival will Include Children's Poetry Party - 4/14/2005 10:24:00 PM

Women's History Program Includes Thelemaque Publishing Authors - 3/7/2005 6:16:00 PM

Poet-a-Tete Features Sistah Joy - 3/7/2005 6:01:00 PM

Anointed Pens Lift Voices Each Month - 3/7/2005 5:57:00 PM

Pearls of Wisdom Guests at DC Public Schools - 3/7/2005 4:42:00 PM

Pearls of Wisdom from Three Generations featured at Smithsonian Institute - 9/17/2004 7:21:00 AM

Barnes and Noble now carries Lord, I'm Dancin' As Fast As I Can - 9/17/2004 6:44:00 AM

Sistah Joy premiers The Best Of at the Wordsmith Cafe - 9/17/2004 6:37:00 AM

Summer Starts to Sizzle with Poet Sistah Joy - 5/25/2004 4:20:00 AM

Radio One’s Majic 102.3 FM WMMJ selects  - 5/25/2004 2:53:00 AM

Nation's largest Black bookstore chain shows Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations on best seller' - 5/25/2004 2:30:00 AM

Lord, I'm Dancin As Fast As I Can Author Premieres New Poetry Work - 5/3/2004 4:10:00 PM

Poetic doc-u-drama to debut to DC audiences - 5/3/2004 4:07:00 PM

Poet Sistah Joy Appointed Minister of Poetry at one of the largest AME Churches in the USA - 3/2/2004 2:42:00 PM

Popular Washington, DC Radio Station  - 2/28/2004 6:44:00 PM

Amazon.com Features Pearls of Wisdom from Three Generations  - 2/28/2004 6:31:00 PM

Preserving Wisdom a National Phenomenon  - 2/28/2004 5:15:00 PM

HEAVEN 1580am ANNOUNCES PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THREE GENERATIONS AS THE FIRST BOOK OF THE MONTH! - 2/28/2004 5:09:00 PM







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.