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The AC phoenix. volume (None) 1982-current, December 01, 2004, Image 1

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NEWS YOU CAN USE TME fvl I kian a f*^ 7^^ CL.-'Om m u n ii'tj I nstii'catic In Our 22nd Year Issue No. 1932 December 2004 Associate Consultants Serving the Triad FREE Dr. Patricia D. Bailey I t/. ... .»* .. T-. 1... Ai'ilM*/'/\f Finishing Touc)ie> EP6 WOMEN RISKTAKERS By Dr. Patricia Bailey I’m so excited about finally authoring a book for women, Women Risk Takers Vol. I. This book will be a part of the Life Series Editions, which is a choice selection of books marketed and distributed by Harrison Publishers. The authors included in the Family Life Series are: Creflo Dollar, Bishop Weeks III and Dr. Sir Walter Mack. This series of books are designed to help believers who are thirsting to develop and grow spiritually in their daily walk. Each series is designed to help the Body of Christ take biblical principles and apply them in a practical way for every day experiences and to help them make right choices. The Word of God instructs us clearly in Colossians 3:16: “Let the word of God dwell in you richly...” To dwell in the Greek means to take resi dency, to abide, to be your roommate. It literally means for it to PURPOSE MICHELLE By Tenesha- Michelle Thomas Michelle was a loving mother of four children between the ages of three to seven. Living in Cabrini Greens, one of the roughest hous ing projects in Chicago, she barely had enough food to feed her chil dren nor did she have enough money to clothe them. Her source of income was from government aid and her children’s fathers. Michelle was a beautiful woman. Her skin was of a dark- chocolate complexion, she had long, black, thick hair, a beautiful smile and a figure that all of the men loved and every woman envied. Michelle was the kind of mother who put every thing that she had into her chil dren. The little food that she had, she split it between her four chil dren; even if that meant that she was not going to eat that day. She Continued on Page 6 taught her children how to love each other and how to stick together; she protected them and constantly encouraged them to be somebody. What could separate a mother’s love from her children? At the age of five, I could remember the first sign of trouble when our mother was fired from her job at the post office. After that, she would not come home as much. When she did come home, she would be drunk or strung out on drugs. I can remember my mother preparing the cocaine and snorting it right in front of us. However, the ultimate change in my mother’s behavior did not occur until she tried crack- then she was hooked. My mother did not come home for weeks WACHOVIA NAMES DR. MCNEILL MILLER TO LEAD KATE B. REYNOLDS CHARITABLE TRUST (Winston-Salem, NC) - The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and Wachovia Bank, N.A., trustee, have announced that Dr. Karen McNeil-Milier has been named president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. The trust is one of the largest philan thropic organizations in North Carolina, with annual distributions of approximately $24 million. In this role, McNeil-Miller will supervise the trust staff and be responsible for relations with trust’s Executive Advisory Council and Advisory Boards, as well as the trustee in its policy setting role. She will also formulate oper ational strategy and policy, and present the trust and both the Poor and Needy, and Health Care Divisions of the trust. She will at a time. My seven- year- old brother used to go find food for us and at the age of five, I used to cook eggs on a hot plate and care for my younger sister. Eventually, Continued on Page 5 Michelle Dr. Karen McNeil-Miller assume responsibility for the trust on January 17, 2005. McNeil-Miller has more than 20 years of experience with nonprofit organizations, having served as the vice-president for corporate resources at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro, N.C., for the past six years. In that role, she was Continued on Page 5 INSIDE. .. Returning Home to Empower My Nation ....... .7 Substituting Holidays for Holy Days .9 Bishop George W. C. Walker Moves ro Charlotte .20 V’s Restaurant Opens .25 Wear Your Heart on Your Wrist with Colorful Trend ..... .35 The Wonderful Power of Self-Love . .51

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