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I miss you all ! ! !

July 20, 2010

Dr. Willie Mae Hawkins


Hello readers,

As you know, I have not blogged in a while. So much has happened in my life….all good!!! I had to really stay focus to complete my doctorate,….complete the final research and writing, defend my dissertation, prepare for graduation, get the family together, travel to the west coast for ministry, complete another book, and plan the graduation celebration with family and friends. What a journey!!!! God has truly blessed!!!

I have plenty to blog about!!!! As everything calms down, I will gradually begin to blog again…piece by piece…as much as I can.

Blessings everyone!!
~Dr. Willie Mae Hawkins

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She Builds a Vineyard – Chapter 6

March 4, 2010

She Builds a Vineyard: A Single Parent’s Transformational Journey. The revised version of the first book will be released soon.  I am so excited!!! View and enjoy the video for the except in chapter 6.  click this highlighted link…  She Builds a Vineyard – Chapter 6. You may purchase you copy at http://www.shebuildsavineyard.com.

Precious, the Movie

November 24, 2009

Let me first admit, I did not want to see the movie. Dealing with single parents’ issues, or women issues in general, is something I do every day. So, I did not choose that movie as part of my entertainment. Why did I go? Well… besides having a heart that yearns to be with my sister whenever possible, she demanded that I put on some clothes and be ready when she arrives to pick me up.

As we entered the theater during the credits, I quickly noticed the place was packed…in its second week opening?! My sister and I could barely find a seat.

As for the movie, it was very touching and emotional. Again, none of the problems or unhealthy relationships in the movie surprised me. What were most interesting were the conversations I intentionally engaged in with others after the movie. There were many sighs, exhaling and choking on trying to find the words to articulate feelings and thoughts. The white lady, who sat beside me, expressed her mixed feelings by stating, “It was interesting. I kind of liked it. It was sad. I don’t know!”

Beside the comments of “too much cursing,” another statement was, “I can’t believe situations like this happen.” A lady who stood beside her replied, “You were not brought up in that kind of environment.” One stated, “They [the producers] have added too much to the situation in the life of Precious.” My comment to her was, “Ma’am, it happens in real life.” Another lady, just shook her head and said, “I am glad I came to see it but it is nothing I will come back to see twice.”

I observed the little children–middle school and below–who were there and wondered what thoughts were in their minds as they watched the movie. My sister stated, “I hope their mothers will talk with them and share their thoughts and opinions about it so that nothing like this happens to them.” I agreed.

In regards to my feelings, I also admit there were moments I felt angry, sad and wanted to curse. I even had a few tear drops. The environment in which some of us live makes life hard and challenging. However, I believe that God will put us in places to rise above our unpleasant environment or unfavorable circumstances, as was shown in Precious.

Finally, I say, “Bravo to Oprah and Tyler Perry for teaming up on this one.” Again, Oprah stressed the hard issues of African American women, with Tyler Perry’s aim to entertain his faith audience.

PS. The credits previewed “Why I Got Married, Too.” I am really eager to see that one. I think that is going to be a good one!

UCC Women’s Ministry Consultants

September 30, 2009

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It is great to be a part of a team of women who are making a divine difference…locally and nationally. Sharing our experiences and ideas are wonderful gifts that makes ministry a little easier.

See our time of learning and sharing …

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71 yr old Woman Strikes Back and Arrested

August 18, 2009

I just received this email news from someone in my home town (names were removed) ….

“A 71 year old women was being held in jail without bond Tuesday after County authorities said she beat her husband over the head with a frying pan.

Deputies responded to an assault call Friday morning and found paramedics treating her husband, 85 yrs old, for head injuries. A spokesman from the County Sheriff’s Office determined that the husband and his wife had argued over what she had cooked for breakfast.

The couple continued to bicker as the wife cooked another meal, and the argument escalated to the point that the husband raised his cane as if he were ready to hit his wife. The wife then hit him on the head several times with an iron frying pan.

The wife was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, and authorities said she was being held without bond because the charge stemmed from a domestic dispute. The husband was taken to a local Regional Medical Center, where he received 50 stitches to close his head wounds.”

One responded, “Too many Madea movies…………seriously, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE KNOWS NO COLOR, NO SEX, NO AGE.” Would your agree? My thought is this….Women are tired of being threatened and abused. Women have to fight back no matter how old they are. Sorry to say that she had to hurt him. But, just to think that she is 71 yrs old. How long did she deal with physical abuse…20, 30, 40, 50+ years!! Now, that’s terrible! …just terrible! What are your thoughts?