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Resurrection Sunday 2017 Spoken Word - "Never Forsaken"

Sometimes in life, we feel that God has forsaken us. However, I offer you today to reflect on how Christ laid down His life just for you. How he laid there all night Friday, all day Saturday, and then early on Sunday morning he got up for you and all of your sin. As you listen to this poem, I encourage you to let the words percolate through your whole being, so you may be liberated from the "My God, my God why have you forsaken me" attitude.

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The Wait is Over: Pre-Order Your 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional & Journal

Dr. Gimel Rogers, who earned her doctorate degree in clinical psychology and is a licensed minister is releasing her first title! The 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional and Journal is a poetry-based book that promotes restoration through reflection. It's Maya Angelou meets Joyce Myers with the spice of Dr. Gimel.

Whether single and waiting on your king, recently single and need a healing, being courted by your king, or married to your king it is always important that we are reflective on past relationships to ensure we left the baggage when we got off "that train." Being whole and healed allows you to be fully the woman that God has called you to be. I am so excited for your journey and always remember that you are a warrior woman and you are a queen!

Start your healing journey now and pre-order your 21-Day Relationship Healing Devotional and Journal today! Your book will be signed by Dr. Gimel and come with an exclusive turquoise "Live Within Me" t-shirt. Orders must be placed by May 1st. If you order by April 17th you get your restoration through reflection journal and exclusive turquoise shirt for only $30 which includes shipping and handling!

Do the colors have a meaning?

Some people have wondered why orange is F.I.R.E.'s main color. Orange offers emotional strength in difficult times. It helps us to bounce back from disappointments and despair, assisting in recovery from grief. It is optimistic, uplifting and rejuvenating to our spirit by restoring balance. It frees the spirit of its limitations, giving us the freedom to be ourselves while encouraging self-respect and respect of others. Most importantly it is the FIRE of God, deliverance, and passionate praise.

              Turquoise represents healing

             Turquoise represents healing

Below is an exert from the book

You Have Been Revealed - "I See You"

This past Saturday, June 13, 2015 I was the Keynote Speaker for the ASCEND graduation for the Theta Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I read this poem as part of my address and the students requested it. Therefore I figured, it was time to share with the F.I.R.E. community.

You Have Been Revealed - "I See You"

You cut me down with your evil eyes
You talk behind my back with your bitter twisted lies
All while waltzing around your crystal stairs without a care

But just know I see you

You fail me and say I can do extra-credit
You reject me and say you’ll never get it
All while smiling in my face saying I am here for you

But just know I see you

You say my writing does not make any sense
You discount the fact that I know how to change a dollar into cents
All while you formulate germane critiques just to meet the minimal need but only to say she’s so in need

But just know I see you

You sit around the table conversing with the intention of subverting
You dismiss my accomplishments
All while asserting if it wasn’t for me there would be no you

But just know I see you

You walk out of the room as I enter
You say my look is wild and edgy and I am a little self-centered
All while you encourage me to be me and stay true to myself and not be sad and blue

But just know I see you, I see you, I see you, You have been revealed

Time to take the mask off
The play is over and no you are not getting a round of applause
Because you have been revealed

My teacher, my preacher, my mentor, my mother, my father, my sister, my brother, my cousin, my best-friend, my boyfriend, my girlfriend, my ex-friend, my ex-lover, my ex, my next…..roadblock, hindrance, barrier, bully, discourager, liar, cheater, deceiver, heart-breaker, enemy or friendenemy

You have been revealed

So just know next time you come around here with your cunning eyes telling your cute little lies whispering sweet nothings that will only lead to my demise…You have been revealed and I see you

And now that I have seen you, I can truly see me! My worth, my love, my joy, my peace, my freedom, my sanity, my equality, my value, my purpose, my mission, my all, my wholeness

So although it took a while for me to realize and believe the real you that I was seeing, now that I see you, I see me and I have been revealed, relieved, revitalized, and renewed

- Created by Gimel Rogers, M.A 11/20/14. - Not Authorized For Re-print of Distribution Unless Granted by Author