Author Archives: Chaffawn Smith

Being a champion requires you to see yourself as a champion. The Bible says in Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” The way you see yourself will dramatically affect how you live your life. SHARE God has called this generation to live a definitively different life by exercising creativity, standing as warriors, and by becoming …

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Growth Mindset: “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” (Dweck, 2015)  SHARE Spring is a time of growth and new beginnings. Likewise, the …

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James 1:2-4 (Work Out Plan) Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be able …

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BLACK EXCELLENCE President Gerald Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976. He called upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” BLACK HISTORY FACTS Computer scientist Lisa Gelobter assisted with the 1995 creation of Shockwave, essential technology that …

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Forging a shared direction: Healthy leaders unite their people around a common goal—one that’s challenging and exciting and inspires individuals to rise to the occasion. But you can only accomplish that if the organization and its stakeholders believe in your authenticity, feel a real connection to you, and trust your leadership. Unleashing human potential: This means taking …

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Jesus is the reason for the season SHARE Where did the time go? It literally seems like yesterday when we started 2020. Oh, how this year has really surprised the whole world and zoomed passed us (literally “Zoom”)! I want to first thank our church family, Emerald City Bible Fellowship (ECBF). They have been our …

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“It is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.” – 2 Corinthians 4:15 “Gratitude to God is a joyful emotion. We have a sense of joyful indebtedness for his grace. So in a sense in the very emotion of gratitude, …

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“You can learn faster from inspiration and highly motivated group of people.”  “Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.” – Henry Ford SHARE This month was our first kick off of the 2020-2021 school year! We have been able to consistently host 8 students every Tuesday and Thursday at …

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Examine Jesus’s behavior. If we are to become more like Him we must know how He lived. Paul wrote, “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus (Philippians 2:5)”. Jesus stressed the importance of giving: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been …

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“Leaders instill in their people a hope for success and a belief in themselves. Positive leaders empower people to accomplish their goals.” – Unknown “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams SHARE This month has been more focused on …

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How Great is our God! “Some of us, no doubt, have to live outwardly solitary lives.  We all live alone after fellowship and communion.  We die alone, and in the depths of our souls we all live alone.  So let us be thankful that the Master knows the bitterness of solitude, and has Himself walked …

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“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.” – Anatole France “Fall forward. Every failed experiment is one step closer to success. You’ve got to take risks.” – Denzel Washington “Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King Jr. SHARE We would like to …

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