Our one year book anniversary!

Blessings to you, I wanted to personally reach out to you to discuss a very important book that I’ve already released last year on September 24, 2019, We are now in the one year book anniversary “The Journey of Self-Care from the Inside Out.” Our message of Self-Care has been out for one year now, and we are still making every effort possible to impact the lives of leaders and emerging leaders in all professions of life.

The purpose of this book is to help you focus on self-care practices for wholeness in mind, body, and spirit. I am not writing on this subject to give any credit to “self” for “selfie” reasons.

The word “self” today connects to a “selfie” generation. Selfie pictures and selfie sticks create a thought-process of self-absorption.

Being self-centered is essentially not fulfilling and leaves people feeling empty.

Conversely, focusing on serving other people, cultivates higher purpose and fulfillment. Helping others offsets the selfish and self-centered proclivities of our human nature.

My contention is in the pouring ourselves out for the sake of others. We need to have the means to receive, recalibrate, and be restored.

My self-care approach intends to alter these understandings to an “altar-ed” space of first caring for the self.

Moreover, before you can fully love and be in relationship with others, you must first love you. I liken this to travel on an airplane.

Before departure, the airline attendants include this one rule during their oxygen instructions announcements.

In the event of a decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. To start the flow of oxygen, first pull the mask towards yourself.

Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head, and breathe normally.

At this point, after you have secured first your wellbeing, you are then in a position to help anyone who needs assistance.

We endeavor to empower leaders and emerging leaders in ministry and the marketplace leaders!!

Jesus said in the Gospel of Mark 12:30 (NIV) Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[f] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[g] There is no commandment greater than these.” Consider verse “31”.

“The Journey of Self-Care From the Inside Out” is a very important book, not just to me personally but in regards to the issues we currently face in leadership as a nation. And I need your help spreading the word.

1) We ask that partners of leadership organizations and those who purchase a copy of the book commit to leaving a short review on Amazon.

2) And we would also appreciate help in spreading the word on social media, in blogs, newsletters, or whatever resources you have platform access.

Our leaders of families, ministries, businesses, educators, professionals, communities, and our nation needs to hear this message, and you can be a part of this important work!

Click here to purchase your copy of my book and share this post with your family and friends. So, they too can be a part of Grace and Truth leadership family and friends!

Special thanks!

Pastor James Baker, Jr. and our leadership team are especially thankful for those of you who provided financial donations and support in the month of September 2020, by partnering with us in efforts to advance the kingdom of God in this 21st century season: Special thanks to Ms. Cynthia Waiters-Artis, Ms. Annette Straker, Ms. Rita McGuffin, Mr. Kenneth Washington, Ms. Darlene Simmons,  Ms. Mable Bazemore, Ms. Evelyn Rosado, Ms. Itholear Abbott,  Mrs. Barbara Mason,  Ms. Theresa Lewis, Ms. Jeanette Grant, Ms. Judith Battle, Ms. Angela Battle, Ms. Evonne Bazemore, Ms. Rita McGuffin, Mr. William Jones, Mr. Stan Harewood, Ms. Angie Scraders-Murphy, Mr. Calvin Jackson, Mrs. Angela Harrison, and Ms. Gertrude Scott.

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Kingdom Blessings,


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