Be A Make It Happen Woman
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
2w ago
Our topic for today is all about making things happen. Taking a passive approach to living is equivalent to riding a bicycle with your hands in your pockets. There is no way it will work! The decision to live the life you envision rests solely with you. It's important to be proactive and make things happen instead of waiting for things to happen.  You will always have God's support and guidance, but he cannot work unless you work too. "Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth". Proverbs 10:4 ..read more
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You Are A Leader
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
1M ago
  Leadership is about understanding who you are and how others see you. Leaders must remain true to their character, and strive to uphold the values that guide their life. A leader must have a good sense of the overall layout of their own life and have the ability to use that layout to guide their decisions as they journey through every life situation. This involves understanding where they are, where they are going, and which paths will get them there. "We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps. (Proverbs 16:19 ..read more
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Fake Positivity Affects Your Health
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
10M ago
Women can be too hard on themselves. If they fail to meet the high standard of healthy living they've set for themselves, or they are having a bad day and can't seem to find any joy, they mentally beat themselves to a pulp. If they had one lousy cheat day, they label themselves as failures. They are critical of their bodies because it doesn't look like it did ten years ago.  Listen up ladies! It's okay.  You are beautiful just the way God made you. And, if you are  walking around with your head hung low because you had a cheat day, lift your head up and straighten your back. I ..read more
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Put A Red Pen To Stress
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by Berthena Jackson
11M ago
Is your job causing you stress?  Are you feeling pulled in every direction by family and other responsibilities? Are you having sleepless nights? Are you experiencing migraine headaches and body aches? Is your joy on less than half a tank? You are not alone.  It seems like a lot of women are  not "feeling right" but can't say exactly what's wrong. It's possible you are experiencing fatigue due to unhealthy levels of stress.  So what can you do about it? You can start by putting the red pen to stress by using the 3 D's: Delete, Delegate and Do less. "Don't you know that yo ..read more
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Should I Invite Him Over?
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
11M ago
 Every woman has the right to set her own sexual limits, and to change those limits as they wish. If someone genuinely cares for you, they will respect those limits and not force themselves on you.  Date or acquaintance rape is more common than we think.  If you are a woman and you are dating a new guy and are thinking about inviting him over, you should be able to answer these three questions: How long have you known him?  Can you trust him? Do you have a back up plan in case something goes wrong?  Listen to the podcast to find out why it's important to give these thr ..read more
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The Truth About Sexual Fantasy
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
1y ago
Imagine if you woke up and every man on the planet had the ability to read your thoughts just by being in your presence. Imagine having dinner with a man you are sexually and physically attracted to and he was able to read every secret fantasy you had.  Does that make you nervous?  Thankfully, we can rest assured that men and women aren't likely to develop this ability any time soon. But there is a bigger concern. God can and always has been able to read every thought....the good, the bad and the ugly.  As we look to God's word about sexual fantasy, what you hear in this episod ..read more
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What To Do After Divorce
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
1y ago
It's been a stressful and painful journey.  You knew the day was coming when you would come face to face with a  family law judge with a tremendous amount of power to make a decision that will forever impact your life for years to come. The judge granted the divorce. What now?  If you find yourself in a place where you are looking back over your shoulder at the rubble that’s been left behind, you've gone through all the emotional ups and downs and you're wondering how in the world you will ever be able to move on. You will.   If you feel stuck and are asking yourself, "Wha ..read more
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Thrive and Survive During Transition
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
1y ago
There are many types of transitions in life, from the smallest to the most significant. Whether it's moving abroad, retirement, or ending a relationship that is not working, these are all  significant changes which brings with it multiple levels of stress, fears and worries. The way we manage this change can strengthen and prepare us for a new future. “When shifts and transitions shake you to the core, see that as a sign of greatness that’s about to occur.” (Anonymous). Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord ..read more
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Gaslighters, Sex and Infidelity
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
1y ago
 Gaslighter's  are really good at pretending to be committed when it comes to romantic relationships, and emotional connection at the beginning of the relationship, but they can't keep it up forever.  Once they have you in their hooks, they quickly become one-sided with sex, they set up rules for sexual intimacy, spoken or unspoken and they pressure you until you give in to their demands. In this chat, Berthena will speak candidly about the gaslighter and the several manipulation tactics a gaslighter uses to  change his partner's reality so he can keep her in his clutches ..read more
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Are You Ready For A New Relationship
She Strives With Faith - Candid Conversations with Lady B. Celeste
by Berthena Jackson
1y ago
Sister, if you have ever been divorced or if you have ever experienced a breakup, you may feel the urge to quickly find a new man. But it could be too soon. Entering a new relationship is a big deal and should not be taken lightly, particularly when your past relationship(s) did not work out.  If you’re having reservations about starting fresh with someone new, this could be a sign that you are not ready to jump into a new relationship. Before starting a new relationship, make sure you've closed the previous one. “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away ..read more
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