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Sunday, September 27, 2009

By Madison ParkCNN

(CNN) -- Divorce causes more than bitterness and broken hearts. The trauma of a split can leave long-lasting effects on mental and physical health that remarriage might not repair, according to research released this week.

Research shows health differences between people who are married and those who have gone through a divorce.

"People who lose a marriage take such damage to their health," said Linda Waite, a sociologist at the University of Chicago in Illinois.
Waite and co-author Mary Elizabeth Hughes, of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, found that divorced or widowed people have 20 percent more chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or cancer than married people. They also have 23 percent more mobility limitations, such as trouble climbing stairs or walking a block.
Their article, published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, examined the marital history and health indicators for 8,652 middle-aged people in research funded by the National Institute on Aging. The authors found differences between the overall health of those who remain married and those who divorce.

Almost half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, according to the National Institutes of Health.

"Losing a marriage or becoming widowed or divorced is extremely stressful," Waite said. "It's financially, sometimes, ruinous. It's socially extremely difficult. What's interesting is if people have done this and remarried, we still see, in their health, the scars or marks -- the damage that was done by this event.

Divorced people "have more chronic conditions, more mobility limitations, rate their health as poorer than people like them in age, race, gender, education who've been married once and are still married," Waite said.

Previous research has suggested that marriage has protective health benefits by providing financial, social and emotional stability.
Married women have more financial security, which means better access to health care and reduced stress, Waite said.

"Married men have better health habits," she said in comparison to single males. "They lead a cleaner, healthier life, and less times in bars and eat better. Women tend to manage men's interactions with the medical system, get him in for colonoscopy and make sure they get flu shot."
Mark Hayward, director of the Population Research Center and a professor of sociology Fellow at the University of Texas at Austin, said spouses check up on each other's needs. They remind each other about when to go see a doctor, a dentist or when to get a medical issue checked out.

"You're making decisions together about your lifestyle and investing in a future together," said Hayward, who was not involved in the latest research. But in a similar study, he found that divorce has a lasting impact on cardiovascular diseases, even after remarriage. His 2006 study, funded by the National Institute on Aging, found that divorced middle-aged women were 60 percent more likely to have cardiovascular disease than middle-aged women who remain married.

"There's no erasure of the effects of divorce," Hayward said. "There is intense stress leading up to divorce, stresses during divorce proceedings. Think of divorce as one of the most intense stressors. It leads to what we call dysregulation [impairment] in key cardiovascular process that may be permanently altered. You're not going back to your original set point."
Both genders suffer irreversible, detrimental effects on their health after losing marriage through a divorce or death of a spouse, according to the findings.

Those who did not remarry after a divorce or a spouse's death showed deficits in mental and physical health. Waite called this the "double whammy" because they don't get the protective effects of marriage and have gone through a "damaging, health-destroying experience."
They had worse health indicators than people who never married and therefore "didn't get the goods and didn't get the bads," Waite said.
People who remarried had better health than those who did not.
"If you loved and lost, did you find love again?" Waite said. "The people who did are doing better." But this group overall showed health deficits compared to those who remained married.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

OT: Looking at the "Other Man" in the Mirror

Written by Pastor Miles McPherson

The impact of the death of Michael Jackson was felt around the world. People have reacted with shock, tears and dancing in the streets. While allusions to the dark side of Michael's life were put on the back burner during the time of mourning, the tabloids are now full of speculation and allegations that range from drug addiction to murder. This has also been the case with Steve McNair, a former National Football League most valuable player. Although shot by his mistress while he lay asleep on the couch, the quarterback has been praised as a hero and family man.Though we like to remember the accomplishments of a person's public life, it is often the drama of their private lives, the exploits of the “Other Man” in the mirror, that brings us down and can ultimately kill us. The Other Man in the mirror is the version of ourselves no one wants to talk about. He is bent on self-destruction and is determined to discredit the man that the public loves.I will venture to say that while the public Michael Jackson was entertaining us, the Other Man in the mirror was torturing him.We thought he was so beautiful but the Other Man convinced him he was ugly.

Michael gave us so much joy, but the Other Man beat him up inside everyday. Though he generated enough revenue to support a small country, the Other Man tried to bankrupt him. While we watched Michael dance, sing and push creativity past its limits, I wonder if it was the false promises and threats of the Other Man that drove him into the ground. The Other Man isolated Jackson from the people who really loved and wanted to save him. He surrounded Michael with those who catered to the desires of his flaws and ultimately killed him. I doubt that all of the years of hard work, dancing and performing ever gave Michael what he was really looking for. I have a feeling that we, the public, got more out of Michael's life than he did.Some people would say that Michael's fame and riches are what ruined him. But in reality, money doesn't ruin people; it just gives them the option of becoming more of who they really are. Michael's fame and power simply gave the Other Man access to the resources to supply his pain with whatever it begged for.We all have our own version of the Other Man in the mirror, and he has the same agenda as Michael's. He seeks to self-justify, kill and destroy you. When you wish to do good, he talks you out of it. When someone tries to help you, he accuses them of being your enemy.His handiwork in our lives is evident.

Fast forward your secret behaviors, and if it destroys a part of your entire life; chances are it's him. Fast forward your relationships, and see where you end up.Your funeral is coming, and let me tell you, the Other Man is planning it. Your friends and family will speak well of you, but unless you deal with him now and die on your terms, the Other Man will be claiming “mission accomplished.”If you don't deal with him now, you may be his next victim.Who is your Other Man?

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"6 years of Lucious Locks"

6 years have come and I am still loving my locks!!! I can't believe that I started with 2 inches of hair 6 years ago, and this is the result after 6 years. All I can say is WOW!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"Spotlight" by Abena


I found a website that has some informative information on natural hair.

Click here or copy & paste: http://www.naturalhairgrows.com/

Friday, May 22, 2009

Black Women and Beauty Brands

So Essence is doing a beauty experiment where they’re studying how much of an effect black women advertising beauty products has on the black female population. And it’s not looking good according to their studies:
African-American women spend $7.5 billion annually on beauty products, but shell out 80 percent more money on cosmetics and twice as much on skin care products than the general market, according to the research. That difference comes as African-American women sample many more products to find the ones that are most effective on their skin.

“She spends a lot, but there’s little satisfaction. What keeps us buying is the hope that this product will do what it’s supposed to do,” said [celebrity makeup artist] Sam Fine.

So despite being generally ignored or marginalized by mainstream magazines, black women spend billions of dollars on cosmetics, desperately searching for something that works. According to Smith, Fine also said he believes that the typical African-American shopper is “more likely to buy products from aspirational labels — Chanel lipsticks and Versace perfume, for example — than brands that are associated with celebrities.” Could it be because many of the black celebrities who pitch cosmetics — Halle Berry, BeyoncĂ©, Rihanna — represent only a light-skinned sliver of what the general population of African-American women look like?
Source: WWD

Hmmm. Interesting results. But are they true? Your thoughts?

Saturday, April 25, 2009

"Approaching my 6 Year Lockversary"

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. I can't believe I am approaching my 6 year mark in July (WOW)!!! My hair has grown so much it is amazing even too me to see. I hope you are all well and I look forward to posting my lock pictures for my 6 year lockversary.
Be blessed!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

OT: "We are finally getting a puppy"


After all of the research, waiting, delaying, and procrastinating, we are finally going to get a new puppy....YIPEEE!!!! My Honeybear and I have decided on a Brown Miniature Short-Haired Dachshund. We went shopping this weekend for puppy books (and I have been reading like crazy) and to scope out what doggie products and equipment we will be needing.
We will be getting our new doggie from a local Dachshund breeder so I have a few weeks to learn all that I can. I have never had a dog so this will be a new experience all together for me, fortunately my Honeybear has had 2 dogs growing up. One common thing that I keep reading is that Crate-training is the best....what are your thoughts? The dog will be inisde of course, so the only part I am not looking forward to is "potty-training," so doggie lovers please share your wisdom.
I am open to any suggestions or advice before we bring our little pup home :)
Thanks a bunch!!!

"Spotlight" by Abena

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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

OT: Go to Disney for "FREE" on your birthday!!!!

Choose your birthday destination—Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida, or Disneyland® Resort in California—and register for free admission on your birthday during 2009 to one of the Theme Parks at either Resort as our way of saying "Happy Birthday"! ...

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Coloring Locks: "I need your help!!!!"

I am finally ready to color my hair but I need to hear from those of you who have colored your locks.......what coloring products works best with locks? I have dark hair, my natural color is jet black, so I have colored in the past and the color did not take, so I also need something that will take. Finally, I do not want anything that is harsh on the hair (ammonia, peroxide etc.). I did try the Dark and Lovely Reviving colors Ebone Brown, but it did not take, I was so disappointed :( That is why I need your help. Below are some of the products I am considering. I had a locktician tell me that Clairols Textures & Tones is the best product, and I went searching for it and could not find it anywhere. Any suggestions??????

I was on Blaq's blog and I got a lot of great information. (Thanks Blaq for taking the time to post about coloring) By the way, your color looks BEA-U-T-I-FUL!!!

"Spotlight" by Abena


Look what I found!!!!! I have been searching high and low for something comfortable, cute, satin, and fits all of my hair to sleep in and I finally found the perfect item; It is called "The Goddess Hair Pouch." I actually found it by accident, I was in Empire Beauty Supply looking for hair color (yes I have finally decided to color my locks but I will do a seperate post on that) and I looked over along the wall and saw this wonderful product. I was so excited!!!
I just bought it today and wore it around the house and it is perfect. It was only $5.99. I am kicking myself because I only purchased one because I was not sure if it was going to work but it did. Unfortunately where I purchased it is an hour away from my house so I will be making a trip next weekend and hopefully they will still have more so that I can stock up. I should have followed my instincts and purchased more than one, I always do that and then when I return to purchase more of the products they have run out or discontinued it (Am I the only one this happens to???), I guess that is the cost you pay for being FRUGILE :) Hopefully, I will be more fortunate and when I return I can purchase a few more.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Spotlight" by Abena

Q: What is Sisterlocks™
A: Sisterlocks™ is a natural hair management system that allows women with tightly textured hair to
take advantage of a wide range of today's hairstyles without having to alter the natural texture of their hair.

Q: Does this mean that once I get Sisterlocks™, I can still change hairstyles?
A: Yes! Sisterlocks™ is a lot less limiting than extensions because it is your natural hair. You can curl it,
braid it, wear a ponytail, cut it, spray or mousse it, wear bangs and parts - You name it!

Q: How long does it take to do?
A: The initial locking process takes about 2/3 as long as getting extensions of comparable size. Other
factors that will affect the length of the initial locking session are: hair length, density, condition, size of
head and lock size desired. The beauty of Sisterlocks™ is that re-tightening them as your hair grows
out is extremely simple, since there are no extensions to remove and reset.

Q: Will Sisterlocks™ cause my hair to break or thin?
A: Just the opposite! Sisterlocks™ is a gentle technique that requires no chemicals, no excessive
tightening, and causes no damaging abrasion to the hair or scalp. You will find that with regular care,
your locks will grow and grow, and your styling options will increase.

Q: Can I get Sisterlocks™ if I have relaxed hair?
A: Yes, though the transition will take more time. Your hair care professional who is trained in
Sisterlocks™ techniques can help you make that transition. Your styling options will increase as your
natural texture grows out.

Q: Do I need to have 'fine' hair for Sisterlocks™ to work?
A: Not at all!! In fact, the course, thick, 'nappy' hair is best for Sisterlocks™. Your natural abundant
texture adds body and makes styling easier.

Q: Can Sisterlocks™ be taken out?
A: Yes, though the procedure is tedious. Anyway, once you discover the range of freedom with
Sisterlocks™ you won't want to go back! Finally, there is a way of celebrating the natural beauty of our
hair with Sisterlocks™.

Q: Can I do the locks myself?
A: This is not advised. Not all types require the same locking technique, and your hair care
professional is the best trained to give you locks that will be best suited to you. Also, hair care
professionals are trained to give you cuts, styles and grooming tips that will ensure the lasting beauty
of your locks.

Q: Can you put my Sisterlocks™ in so that there won't be any parting?
A: The answer is no. With a fresh head of Sisterlocks™ you are going to see some parting. Even if the
client has very thick hair, there will still be some parting.

Q: How long will it take for the partings to fill in?
A: It depends on the rate that your hair grows. Usually within the first three weeks or after your first
shampoo you will notice your partings filling in. Thinner hair takes a little while longer.

Q: Exactly what is meant by filling in?
A: Filling in is the process where your hair starts to grow and your locks start to expand.

Q: Why do some clients' Sisterlocks™ look silky or shining and others look dry and more like traditional
A: Each hair texture is different. As you know, we as black people are comprised of many textures and
tones. And that's also true for our hair. When looking at a client, you may be looking at someone with a
straighter texture of hair, or you may be looking at a client that is transitioning from relaxed hair. In any
of these cases their hair is going to have a different look than a person with more kinky hair.
Regardless, once the locks have set in and the relaxed ends are cut off, they too will have a more
traditional lock look.

Q: What about coloring the Sisterlocks™?
A: I recommend coloring your locks once they are set in or well on their way. This is because if you color
your hair before your hair is locked you will run into trouble trying to touch up your color while your locks
are settling. For example, when coloring your hair you must make sure that all of the color is out. This
means numerous shampoos. The more you shampoo your locks the looser they will become. This
means that when you go for your re-tightening you will have very loose locks and even some that may
have come down. If this is so, your re-tightening will take more time and cost more money.

Q: How will Sisterlocks™ do on thinning hair?
A: I've found that on my clients with thinning hair, it has been the best. In most cases the Sisterlocks™
have covered the thinning areas greatly. Even in those situations where there is permanent hair loss,
the Sisterlocks™, being the small sizes that they are, give the illusion of fullness.

Q: When my Sisterlocks™ were put in, my hair was longer, now it appears to have drawn up. Why is
A: Different hair textures react in different ways. Even though you have Sisterlocks™, you still have
locks. Regardless of what type of hair locking system you have, one fact holds true for one, the bulbing
stage. This is the stage where the DNA of your locks swells together to form the locks and then relaxes.
Another way to explain it is like baking a cake. When you put your cake in the oven to bake, it swells
while the mix is cooking. When it's done, the swelling is gone and you have the size of your cake. Well
it's the same thing with your hair.

Q: I've heard that I can use curling irons on my locks, do you recommend this?
A: I don't. When you apply heat you run the risk of ruining your locks. I've had clients that used curling
irons on their locks and actually singed their locks. The irons were too hot and they ended up with a
press. Even after they shampooed their hair the straightness was still there. I find that a roller set is the
best for locks. You can wear a roller set for one to two weeks without re-rolling your hair again. Even
though they are smaller locks, they are still locks.

Click here for Sisterlocks™ Maintenance Tips

Information from: http://www.godgivenbeauty.com/slfaq.html

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hi Felicia!

Felicia wrote:

Your blog is so inspirational spiritually, physically, and just by providing such wonderful pratical tips and information. Could you please share with me and I'm sure others who read your blog( to many of us you are a "sisterlock elder", beacuse you have had them for so many years), what was your daily routine when you were locking your first year? You mentioned that the discipline was worth it. Did you or do you sleep with a satin pillow case or satin wrap? How often did you shampoo then/now? Thanks in advance for your time and attention!

Abena's response: Felicia thank you for the nice comments, it is so encouraging when I hear that people are being inspired by my blog :)

Above is a photo of my 2 week old locks.

Abena's Regimen:

1. In the first 1 1/2 years I did not use any products on my hair except the Sisterlock starter shampoo. Also, when I washed I ALWAYS banded, even though it was a pain sometimes.
2. I washed my locks every 2 weeks and that is my same regime now, but as my hair grows longer I think I am going to have to go to washing every week.
3. I sleep with a satin cap/wrap but I plan to get a satin pillow case because some nights I don't put the cap on and I can hear my locks rubbing against my pillow case and it does not sound good (I know that can cause breakage).
4. I have had my locks for 5.5 years and I have never gotten a grooming, my loctician said because I took such good care of my hair in the early years, I probably will never have to get a grooming. But I think it also has something to do with texture, my hair doesn't have alot fuzz, but it does have some, but it is not out of hand so I just don't worry about it :)

I hope this help.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"SPOTLIGHT" by Abena

Locks, Locks, and more Locks!!!!!
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Monday, January 19, 2009

"SPOTLIGHT" by Abena

Happy MLK Day,

I wanted to "SPOTLIGHT" a product that I have truly been impressed with called Coconut Curl Spray. When I do my braid-outs I do not like to use anything like lotta-body, or any other product that may make my hair hard and not as easy to manage, so before I added this product to my regime, the only other products I was using was Infusium leave-in spray conditioner or Motions leave-in spray conditioner which works well. But both of these products serve a different purpose because they are both leave-in spray conditioners.
Well.....my best friend gave me this product from komazacare.com that she thought would really be good for my locks, AND SHE WAS RIGHT!!!! Thanks Ki :)
I use it now for my braid-outs (in addition to the leave-in spray conditioners that I mentioned) and it has cut down on the frizz and has given me a nice lustrious curl, that is slighty better then before I began using the product. I actually had a generous amount of frizz in between retightenings and this product has helped some with that as well. Oh yeah, and did I mention it smells G-O-O-D :)

In Honor or Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King SpeechesI Have a Dream - Address at March on WashingtonAugust 28, 1963. Washington, D.C.
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.
Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of captivity.

But one hundred years later, we must face the tragic fact that the Negro is still not free. One hundred years later, the life of the Negro is still sadly crippled by the manacles of segregation and the chains of discrimination. One hundred years later, the Negro lives on a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity. One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society and finds himself an exile in his own land. So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition.

In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men would be guaranteed the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to open the doors of opportunity to all of God's children. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quicksands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.

It would be fatal for the nation to overlook the urgency of the moment and to underestimate the determination of the Negro. This sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality. Nineteen sixty-three is not an end, but a beginning. Those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual. There will be neither rest nor tranquility in America until the Negro is granted his citizenship rights. The whirlwinds of revolt will continue to shake the foundations of our nation until the bright day of justice emerges.

But there is something that I must say to my people who stand on the warm threshold which leads into the palace of justice. In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.

We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force. The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not lead us to distrust of all white people, for many of our white brothers, as evidenced by their presence here today, have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. We cannot walk alone.

And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back. There are those who are asking the devotees of civil rights, "When will you be satisfied?" We can never be satisfied as long as our bodies, heavy with the fatigue of travel, cannot gain lodging in the motels of the highways and the hotels of the cities. We cannot be satisfied as long as the Negro's basic mobility is from a smaller ghetto to a larger one. We can never be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote. No, no, we are not satisfied, and we will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.

I am not unmindful that some of you have come here out of great trials and tribulations. Some of you have come fresh from narrow cells. Some of you have come from areas where your quest for freedom left you battered by the storms of persecution and staggered by the winds of police brutality. You have been the veterans of creative suffering. Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive.

Go back to Mississippi, go back to Alabama, go back to Georgia, go back to Louisiana, go back to the slums and ghettos of our northern cities, knowing that somehow this situation can and will be changed. Let us not wallow in the valley of despair.

I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day
the state of Alabama, whose governor's lips are presently dripping with the words of interposition and nullification, will be transformed into a situation where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers.

I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.

This is our hope. This is the faith with which I return to the South. With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.

This will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with a new meaning, "My country, 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring."

And if America is to be a great nation this must become true.
So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire.
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York.
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!
Let freedom ring from the snowcapped Rockies of Colorado!
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of California!
But not only that; let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia!
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee!
Let freedom ring from every hill and every molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.

When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!"

Monday, January 5, 2009


Hello Strong Woman of God you are cordially invited to join the Secret Sisterhood group. This group has been created so that women all around the world can join together to encourage and strengthen one another. We will be discussing every topic under the sun. This group is for "WOMEN ONLY" and the topics and information we discuss will be confidential and open to only group members. I pray that this group enriches and changes your life forever.

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Blessings to you in 2009!
Abena aka Chosen Vessel