Tuesday, October 28, 2014

GIRL TALK WITH ELISA - YOU BETTER RECOGNIZE

The next LIVE episode of Girl Talk with Elisa will air on Tuesday, October 28 at 9:30 pm EST on Ustream.

Please check the Girl Talk with Elisa page for any updates including, but not limited to, scriptures for prior reading, show topic revisions, technical errors, cancellations, etc.

UPDATES:
This is the fifth installment of the The Handmaiden Series.

The Handmaiden Series will uncover the true meaning of giving over your life to do all the little things that God asks of you.

Series Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

Monday, October 27, 2014

#FOODFORTHOUGHT: LIMITS OF FAITH

Hello Loves! For a while now, my Bishop has been teaching us about faith. While his teaching and knowledge on faith is explosive and is changing my heart, my mind continues to hold limits. Just for background and transparency, I am a business owner. I consider this blog, my non-profit, my online boutique, and my web show subsidiaries of my company. I really went as hard as I could for these things to do well but my best wasn't good enough. My businesses didn't perform as well as I would've liked them to for multiple reasons. People say to me "well at least you did and got this far." But all I see is, of course, a lesson learned, but more profoundly I see hovering failures. I am at a point in my life where I either have to make my dreams work in way so that I can still live or I have to be content for a while just working my 9-5. Because attempting to both is killing me. And doing multiple things and not focusing or even honing into what's most important is making everything I do for myself lack luster. And I know what you someone is going to say, "be grateful you have a job." But now I know why the people who say that say it. Life beat down their dreams so much that they either succumbed to the non-pursuit of their dreams, or they lost it all chasing them. As you succumb to the non-pursuit of your dreams, a little piece of dies every day. That glimmer in your eye, that pep in your attitude, that spark in your soul. And for some they just go on doing what they have to do as the spark dims day in and day out until it is extinguished.

I am at the point where I am trying to not to let the spark in my soul die. I am trying not to let everything that has fallen make me trip up on what God said he had for me. It is so hard to hold on when you feel like all you do is fail when it comes to the things you were called you to do. Because now even what you know you heard comes into question. Like many of my #FoodForThought posts, I am not bringing a solution but showing others who may be dealing with this that they are not alone. I had a long talk with my cousin about everything and he was just encouraging and he believes in me. He believes in me so much that he is going to connect me with some people who may be able to help. Sometimes you just need people who believe in you enough to give you an opportunity. Or maybe you are where I have been the last 2 years, there are no opportunities. Whatever you are doing is not opening doors and all of the people you are helping are either using you or don't have the power to present you with any new opportunities. Just take it with a grain of salt and sow it into good ground. The only thing that has me holding on is that I know all I have done for others and I know I always try to do my best when I say I am going to do something for someone. I am no doing it for them. I am doing it because the Lord led me to do it. If  am doing it for him, I am doing it to give him glory.

The limits that have been placed around my faith in my mind can only be transcended by Christ. With all the things that are on my back, I should have gave up a long time ago. But there is not limit to God's strength. There is no limits on how much God can bless your life in one day. And most importantly there is no limit on the love, grace, and mercy that he shows us daily. You may feel like your faith is limited like mine is today. But if you are really like me, you will take it all to Christ. I have just been in my word. I've been praying and I've been sowing. I know life isn't perfect and the limits won't be loosed overnight. However, I know if I humble myself to my limitless God that he will remove the limits from my faith as well. Stay encouraged! No Limits. SMOOCHES XOXO

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

GIRL TALK WITH ELISA - FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT PRESERVES

The next LIVE episode of Girl Talk with Elisa will air on Tuesday, October 21 at 9:30 pm EST on Ustream.

Please check the Girl Talk with Elisa page for any updates including, but not limited to, scriptures for prior reading, show topic revisions, technical errors, cancellations, etc.

UPDATES:
This is the forth installment of the The Handmaiden Series.

The Handmaiden Series will uncover the true meaning of giving over your life to do all the little things that God asks of you.

Series Scripture: Luke 1:26-38

Monday, October 20, 2014

TEIONNA WHITE: THE HAMPTON ROADS AREA'S PREMIER LIFE COACH

Hello Friends! I want to introduce you to a dynamic lady! Meet the woman who was a single parent at age 18 and degree proficient by 22, Teionna White, the Hampton Roads area’s premier life coach. Ms. White specializes in areas ranging from personal growth & development, life & time management, all the way to goal clarity and resume and interview skills. A setback for some, Teionna White used her single-parent obstacle as ammunition to start promoting the “No Statistic” campaign. The journey through teen pregnancy was no easy task even though she realized she had a support system. She also recognized that not everyone had the same. Teionna wanted to shape a campaign that encouraged success for the youth, despite cultural and economic typecasts that he or she may face. With the “No Statistic” campaign off to a start, she went on to get a Masters in Community Counseling from Norfolk State with hopes to become a positive agent of social change who'd help build stronger communities.


With credentials to back her, Teionna started a series of educational groups in schools and jails in the Hampton Roads area as a branch under the Western Tidewater Community Services Board as well as her own non-profit organization called Resilient Family Services. Her community outreach efforts lead to high success rates amongst her mentees. With testimonials ranging from at-risk girls being coached in middle school, graduating from high school, and going on to become the next doctors and lawyers, Teionna has a calling for transforming the lives of individuals.

Teionna has honed in on what the success method is with her Five Closest People Theory. “People have to be consistent, to be successful. You can make excuses or you can make money. You can’t do both,” she notes. “Look at your five closest people around you and see that they are a reflection of you.”

More recently, Teionna started a women’s group called Success United Network (SUN), noting that SUN is the perfect acronym because everything starts with the Sun. The mission of The Success United Network is to prepare women to become successful in all areas of life. The acronym SUN stems from the definition of the actual Sun, a radiant energy that sustains life on Earth, which can be perfectly correlated to the mission of the Success United Network as the goal is to sustain opportunities for better life on earth. Likewise, SUNday is recognized as the first day of the week while the SUN rising symbolically represents a new day and the acronym used by the Success United Network goes beyond the first letters of each word but suggest someone beginning a new chapter of success. The women’s group is based out of the Hamptons Roads area and aims to bring together women through networking and positivity, as well as meetups at lunch, parks and other happenings. With their first event happening this fall, women are invited to partake and join Teionna’s success movement by gathering information from her website at www.teionnawhite.com or following her on Instagram & Twitter @teionna_white. We support, recognize, and honor hard working women here on Miss Elisa K., The Blog. Thank you Teionna and thank you Savannah Britt! SMOOCHES XOXO

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MY STELLA&DOT STYLE: PINK ELEPHANT (BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH)

Hey Folks! As you may know, I am a Stella&Dot Stylist. Today, I am bringing you a look inspired by Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Not only does it feature pink, the offical color of the cause, the outfit is a causal look. Perfect for the lady who will be volunteering at a few events this month. Also this look features the Inspire and Strength bracelets from Stella&Dot. 100% of net proceeds through October benefit the Noreen Fraser Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for women's cancer research and creating awareness of the importance of early detection.  If you like something, please make your purchase through my online store and select Miss Elisa K. as your stylist. All purchases are important and greatly appreciated! Check your breasts, get your mammogram, and don't let Breast Cancer be the pink elephant in the room. Check out the look below!

My Stella&Dot Style: Pink Elephant