Relationships Start With You 10, 000 Strong Rally August 31, 2015

imageGood morning RSWY Loyal Fans!
We have 16 days until the 10,000 Strong Rally. Thanks to each of you that are fully committed to seeing this through. It’s not about the number 10,000 but the support of those who believe that RSWY can change a woman or a couple’s life one person at a time. I am determined to share my story and reach the masses! There will be an upcoming video from me along with a question and answer session. Two lucky people will win a 15 minute session with me. You do not have to live in my area to win but you must participate in the event.
RSWY is on the move and my prayer is that hearts will be healed, careers will come to fruition and healthy relationships are formed.
Again many thanks for your loyalty,
Gwendolyn Continue reading

Emani Moss: The Child Protective System Failed

 

Child Starved to Death; Later Burned and Thrown in a Trash Can Picture: Coutesy of Robin Moss

        Child Starved to Death            Later Burned and Thrown in a Trash Can
Picture: Coutesy of Robin Moss

I am troubled by society and the handling of abusive parents. A beautiful little girl, Emani Moss  (10) was starved and burned at the hands of her father and stepmother in Georgia. What happened to the nosey neighbor that reported everything? Where is our compassion for others; especially, defenseless children? We MUST take a stand and stop the violence against children at the hands of their own relatives and  even strangers.

Children are defenseless! If we do not help them, then shame on us!!!  Her stepmother and father were ordered to attend parenting class . Once they completed the course, Emani was returned to them. Her grandmother fought to keep her but was denied. This little girl will never attend her prom, get married, have children and a career. She was robbed of having a loving home with parents who nutured, loved and protected her. Her life meant nothing to the people who starved, burned and threw her in the trash can like a discarded object.

If you suspect abuse, report it! Call the police; contact the media. Do not stand by and watch a defenseless child have the life literally sucked out of them. There are many others who are abused and no one wants to get involved; thus, it is not reported until it is too late.  People care more about their animals than they do a helpless human being. The court system gives harsher punishment in an animal cruelty case because if the child does not have visible signs (bruising, scars, broken limbs) they find it difficult to prosecute the perpetrator . Laws need to be changed so that senseless killing of children can cease.

 

Rest in peace sweet  baby girl, Emani Moss.

Women and Relationships Days 20-21 I Am My Sister’s Keeper

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God (Photo credit: the|G|™)

I received a message on my  fan page, Relationships Start With You,from  a woman who has been dealing with adversity but her faith is in tact. I did receive permission to publish her message. I read it and so many things came to mind.

We complain about the most minute (of minor importance; insignificant; trifling) things and there is a sister out there who is struggling daily just to stay afloat. If you have a roof over your head, clothes on your back and in your closet, shoes on your feet, a refrigerator and pantry full of food and a vehicle then you are blessed. Trust me I am ministering to myself. I ask God to give me the words to say so that I could witness to her and He did. The young lady, in turn, prayed for me. Remember, some people are one paycheck away from losing everything so be grateful.

Don’t wait until the holidays to help someone in need. Clean out your closets, write a check, volunteer or minister to a sister in need. Your words may be the catalyst for a woman to make the decision to pave forward and get her life in order. I am thankful that her children are in a safe place,too.  Matthew 5:3 says “God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs.”~New Living Translation

These are her own words:

I‘ve spent all of 2012 since leaving my abuser in March being 7 and a 1/2 months pregnant for a page that could support my current situation. It’s hard being a single mom, on welfare, in transitional housing, with no friends or family to fall back on. Don’t get me wrong; I am happy because I KNOW I AM BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED!! I came fleeing to my eldest sister whom which from I can remember barely ever saw eye to eye with. Needless to say, I lasted 6-7 days. I called a DV shelter, was prescreened, and accepted within 15 minutes. I can be descriptive but will get to the point. 2 months later after being granted an indefinite extension from my initial 28 day stay, I was given 4 days to pack up and go. Everywhere was packed literally. I called a lady whom I exchanged numbers with at the WIC office and she immediately took me to a church that funded me a 3 day stay to buy time for another shelter to have an opening but being 37 weeks pregnant nowhere wanted the liability. So graciously a lady named Janet Hagan from St. Vincet DePaul NEVER gave up on me and my cause. She helped me with extra resources to pay for what became only a 17 day stay total in the motel. After approximately 60+ nos God finally gave me a yes. I’ll admit the transitional program where I am now was the last number that a defeated me was NOT going to call. I was set up for an interview, called in 2 days with an acceptance and blessed to have had called 2-1-1 and be connected with an organization that helps pay for a security deposit for women relocating and surviving domestic violence. I was granted that fund in 2 days and moved in my own apartment the same day. Gladly, at 39 weeks, I gave birth to my son only being 7 days moved in. God is Good All The Time Every Time!! I left out a lot but this is my story. My home was fully furnished with brand new and not used EVERYTHING!! Crib, couch, dining room set, bathroom, kitchen utensils, Im still in awe of the overwhelming support and chase down of blessings I’ve received. To God be the Glory!!

Please remember her and the children in your prayers tonight!

Blessings and Favor,

RSWY