Should Christians Use Birth Control???

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Listen, Queen, after four children my husband and I decided that we are officially done. I got my tubes tied and honestly, it was the worst thing I ever did! I thought we were being responsible, but it turned out bad for me.

What happened???

I’m having hot flashes!!!! That’s what happened. At first, I didn’t realize what was happening. My husband said I was extra spicy and I was hot when no one else was. I was so heated one night I stripped down to nothing opened a window with the AC on and I was crying because I was experiencing hell on earth.

My husband said…’you going through menopause, eh?’ I think that’s the worst thing you could tell a Caribbean woman. I was so mad at him! How could a 33-year-old woman be experiencing menopause-it couldn’t be right? But night after night I was hot and heated and I couldn’t understand what was going on.

One day my husband and I were watching an interview with Tamela and David Mann on the Breakfast Club. Mr. Mann started talking about how Tamela acts when the ‘hot flashes’ kick in and it sounded just like what I was going through.

I cried because I couldn’t understand how or why. I prayed and the Holy Spirit revealed to me that tying my tubes had effects that couldn’t be seen but I was now experiencing the reaction from my actions.

God opens and closes wombs, I should have enough faith to believe that God knows what’s best for me. He knows how many children I can bear. He knows what I can take better than I.

Before I got my tubes tied my husband and I would have sex and nothing would happen, in fact, I got pregnant with my third daughter on birth control. So I do believe that God is able to open and close our wombs especially if we are submitting our lives to him.

Now, I have never been on the pill, I have taken the depo shot but that would be in my system months after its expiration. After I found out that the depo takes away our calcium I stopped taking it because I can’t afford the calcium.

So, what’s a woman to do?

If you aren’t married-just stop having sex. If you are married you are under a godly covenant and I would make my petitions known to Christ but I would end the prayer with not my will but your will be done.

God didn’t give us the spirit of fear but of love power and a sound mind. The fact that I was fearful to conceive again tells me that I wasn’t operating in his spirit.

I think we forget that he is concerned about everything that concerns us. We are so caught up on what we see, that we forget that what we see is temporal and has the ability to change.

After Rachel had her two destined sons she died.

After Leah, had her seven children her womb was shut up.

After Sarah, had Issac she conceived no more.

Our lives produce based on purpose. After you have conceived your purpose then no more children will surface.

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Should Christians use birth control? In my opinion- let Jesus be a birth control pill. 

 

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New York Says Yes To Abortion: Grace Says Abortion- NO!!!

On January 23rd the state of New York extended its Reproductive Health Act by making it legal to perform abortions after 24 weeks. Under the new law, abortions after that point are permitted if the pregnant person’s life or health are threatened, or if the fetus is not viable.

It’s law but does it make it right?

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You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord – Leviticus 18:21 

Molech was Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice. Now you may say that women aren’t making child sacrifices, but aren’t they? They’re having abortions to save their careers, their reputations, because they aren’t financially able, so on and so on. Sounds like child sacrifice to me!

Tiphani Montgomery did an amazing live video on this subject that summed up my feelings and beliefs on the matter of abortion.

5 Ways To Build A Successful Personal Brand In 2019

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It’s 2019 and everyone is building a brand, and rightfully so. You want to be the one telling your story, not some estranged cousin. Personal branding is merely creating a reputation that you can be proud of, earn from and establish a legacy that speaks for you even in death.

Here are 5 ways to build a successful brand in 2019:

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 1. Define Your Target Market:

YOU CAN NOT MARKET TO EVERYONE!!!! I hope that was loud enough for the people in the back. Trying to market to everyone is marketing to no one. Finding your niche helps you to customize your marketing efforts for your ideal clients.

Many entrepreneurs aren’t seeing the revenue they want to see because they don’t know who their customers are.  Social Media has elevated the customer service experience. You now have the ability to learn first hand what your clients like and dislike giving you real-time data.

 

2. Choose the Right Social Platform:

Social Media is awesome and I love it. It gives no names like myself the opportunity to share the same stages as BIG NAMES like Beyonce and TD Jakes. However, your efforts can be greatly diluted if they aren’t focussed on the right platform(s).

Take SnapChat for example; 78% of SnapChat users are between the ages of 18-24. This platform would not be the right platform for me because my target market is women between the ages of 25-44. Understanding each social platform will help you to streamline your efforts.

 

3. Great Content *Transparency with Strategy*

Share great content! Facebook was created to connect family and friends in one place no matter where they were in the world. Now, Facebook is like a digital coffee shop where everyone hangs out to get the latest *tea*. Cultivating great content consistently will help you to develop a tribe of people devoted to you.

Allow your audience to see some imperfections but ensure that it’s all apart of your marketing strategy. People love shopping with people they know, like and trust. Before creating the product or service build a tribe. Once you’ve built a tribe, you have people who you can sell your products to who will sell your products for you……can you see it? Tons of Reviews!!!! (Reviews sell products).

 

4. Consistency:

This is the part that separates the sheep from the goat. Everyone wants instant success and viral cred, BUT for 99.9 % of us, that may not happen. Consistency is the ingredient for massive success. One brick today becomes a wall tomorrow ‘no pun intended’, we build bridges here, but you get my point.

 

5. Follow Up:

I can not tell you how much money I made simply by going back to that person who expressed interest in my service a year ago. Life happens and people forget, but as a business owner your priority is your clients and it is your responsibility to FOLLOW UP!

 

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Join me on Jan. 31. 2019 for Build A Brand Workshop where I will be helping women entrepreneurs learn how to build a successful digital brand.

Topics include :

Who am I?
What business idea should I start first?
The building blocks of digital success.
What is branding and why is it important?
Finding the social platforms right for you.
Graphic Design.
Analyzing your demographic and competition. 
Tools for the trade.
Public Relations.
Micro Influencer Marketing. 
Partnership.

What makes me qualified to teach?

As a micro influencer, I have had the opportunity to share my expertise and be featured in the Readers Digest, US News and World Report, Interviewed by Elle Magazine. I have published in the Huffington Post many times. I have worked alongside TBN, Essence Magazine, BET and more. Through my brand, I Am Queen Magazine I have been awarded many opportunities to sit with and interview extraordinary minds.

 

 

 

I AM QUEEN MAGAZINE’S JUNE 2018 ISSUE IS ON NEWS STANDS NOW!!!

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“You must’ve had a perfect upbringing because you radiate in such a pure and positive way,” a reporter commented as she interviewed Phoenix about her life. “The exact opposite,” implied Phoenix.

Phoenix Jackson does indeed have that thing about her. Not only does her smile, energy and charisma light up a room but she manages to make everyone feel special and cared for in that quick moment that you are in front of her. You walk away thinking that there is definitely something about her that feels right. Well, at the current age of 32 not only has she paved the way as a pioneer to those around her but she has chartered her own course in conjunction with her own beliefs, focus and way of life. Going beyond the surface of poise, smiles, and regality you get someone who is deeply passionate about the growth and forward movement of humankind. Her first book The Spirit of Business is a succinct expression of this passion. In 100 pages she manages to lead you down a path of self-realization and aids in helping you create a sense of self awareness about who you are, what you plan to do and why you plan to do it. Read more here…

Purpose Made Her Do …. What?!?

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Described as a “purpose agent by calling”, Katherine Coakley Rolle’s life is the epitome of what a purpose pursuit entails. Hailing from the island of New Providence, Bahamas, Katherine is free-spirited island gal who devoted herself to full time ministry at the tender age of 22, leaving behind a rewarding career as a Human Resource Specialist in offshore banking. Now 25, Katherine is a successful preacher, speaker, teacher, life and business coach, philanthropist and organizational leader who is making strides in her home country and setting the tone of purpose on the world stage. Presently, she is the CEO and President of ‘Purpose Made Me Do It’ which is a faith-based organization designed to equip individuals with the tools to discover their purpose while perfecting the mandate of building communities and empowering individuals to become. In a sit-down interview with the corporate professional turned preacher at a local Outback Steakhouse, she takes us on a tour of her life and gives us helpful nuggets to discover and effectively walk in our own identity, authenticity and purpose. Dive in below!

Destiny: Hello Katherine! I Am Queen Magazine is indeed honored to conduct a candid sit-down interview with you regarding your purpose and how the pursuit of it all began. Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Katherine: Thank you, Destiny! I am humbled to share my truth. Well, my name is Katherine Alexandra Coakley Rolle. I was born and raised in Nassau, Bahamas and I am the eldest of five siblings. A few cool facts about me are: I’m a pescatarian, I love ice cream although it’s not good for me, I love to travel, memes are my thing because I love to laugh and I live by the motto of authenticity.

Destiny: ​That’s so cool! It shows a great balance of work and play in your life. As far as work is concerned, ​Can you give us a general overview of the ministries and mantles attached to your God-given purpose?

Katherine: For starters, I’m a preacher, teacher and speaker. I separate them because depending on the environment, they change. My ministry is to bring people into the awareness of their truth, the awareness of themselves and the awareness of their purpose. I am a business professional, which happens to also be an aspect of my ministry. Typically, business isn’t viewed in that light because it was designed to enable profit, but the truth is, we are all working to produce something from the heart. My organization, Purpose Made Me Do It, is an umbrella of different things that encompass speaking, teaching, training and cultivating leaders. Yahweh has placed a great desire and burden in me for women. I want to equip them to walk in the fullness of all that Yahweh has called them to. But the Katherine Brand or ministry itself, is to empower people through the word of Yahweh, through my life and the revelation and wisdom he has given me that can be used in all facets of life.

Destiny:​ You spent a great deal of time as a professional in the corporate arena which I am almost certain brought great benefits and rewards. What made you transition out of it?

Katherine: Purpose. Purpose found me. Many people believe that purpose is something that you search for but I believe that purpose is something that discovers you. I believe that purpose works with time, allowing us the freedom to do life our way until that set time arises. From a biblical perspective, you would see that Samuel went looking for David when it was time for purpose to erect. In my case, purpose sought me out the same way. My dream was always to be a girl boss in the corporate arena and that was my idea of success- pant suits, corner offices, BMWs, and flights to Switzerland. This is what success looked like to me seeing that I was exposed to a world that made it possible and I felt like I had made it until the Holy Spirit disrupted and invaded every plan I had for a greater good and a greater purpose. I always tell people “your plan is inferior to his will” and because I serve someone so great, I submitted to his will.

Destiny:​ Wow! What are some of the projects that were birthed as a result of such a courageous decision to transition into purpose?

Katherine: Purpose Made Me Do It which is a non profit organization in The Bahamas which is also recognized internationally is pretty much the foundation that every project is built on. Our portfolio consists of schools tours, speaking engagements, and business trainings where we assist employees with finding their purpose in someone’s vision. We brought forth Project Gideon which was a mission birthed to staunch homelessness in impoverished communities in Nassau, Bahamas and from it we fed, clothed, ministered to over 1500 people. We also completed an outreach initiative for young girls ages 9-15 called “Girl Bosses” which is an annual party whereas we encourage young girls to walk in their greatness. Many of them are battered and broken from rape, molestation, etc and I wanted to create a safe space for them to be inspired and empowered and to become bigger and bossier than the obstacles they face. Often times, girl bosses are defined as entrepreneurs, when really, a girl boss is simply a woman in authority and you can only walk in your authority if you are walking in your authenticity. It is my desire to raise a generation of strong and authentic women, so I decided to put my hand in the works. Hence, Girl Bosses was birthed.

Destiny: ​That is amazing, Kat! Truthfully speaking, all of that you just described represents a great deal of fearlessness. From leaving your corporate job and operating in full time ministry at the age of 22, that is simply unheard of. What would you say is the remedy for fear regarding purpose?

Katherine: If there is a cure, I would say relationship. Relationship with Yahweh. If you likened it to a physical relationship, you would then see where a relationship fosters security. Although, I didn’t always walk in this level of courage and boldness, the more I dug into who Yahweh is and what I meant to him, it unveiled his love in my life. So, it became easier to flow in him and move with him, trust him and obey him. His word shows us that in the beginning he gave us dominion. That dominion represented courage, management and authority. It wasn’t given for us to become slave masters but for us to simply take authority of who we are. I believe that because many of us have yet to step into identity there is still a great level of fear present because we are operating by what we see and not according to who we are. Within my life and within my blood is the DNA of him (Yahweh) so whatever he does, I can then do. I am empowered by what’s in me and what flows through me. So, the more I understood the revelation of him being my father and him being my everything, I became more comfortable. I know that he has my back if I stutter, stumble or make mistakes because we have a relationship therefore his grace will cover me.So in essence, the cure for fear is relationship.

Destiny: Last year, you launched The Authentic Woman Conference in which you equipped women to pursue purpose from a place of wholeness and to pursue wholeness from a place of authenticity. This year, your team along with yourself is planning to host the conference again. What can you tell us about The Authentic Woman 2018 and can you also express the importance of authenticity in purpose?

Katherine: ​In researching for The Authentic Woman Conference last year, I had found out that the root word of authentic is author which means that you can only be authentic if you know your author and which also means that your story has no premise until you know who is writing it. Identity enables you to walk in authenticity. I am able to live my purpose out loud because I know the author, I’ve become familiarized with his track record in my life and all of that enables me to walk authentically. The Authentic Woman 2018 is going to be bananas! My conference is is a weapon. We don’t discuss, we exchange; and that in itself is a phenomenon because too many times when women come together, it is for gossip. But The Authentic Woman is a bloody conference because it is a birthing conference. It is the birthing of truth. This year attendees can expect wholistic training. I don’t just want to empower, I want to train because empowerment motivates you to do more but training equips you to sustain what you’ve earned. The conference is still in the planning phase but attendees can expect sessions surrounding beauty, fitness, business, wholeness etc by industry giants in the respective arenas. The conference is set for November 2018 and will be hosted in Nassau, Bahamas. Be sure to follow our social medias for updates.

Destiny: ​We certainly are looking forward to attending The Authentic Woman 2018 conference. Hopefully, I Am Queen Magazine will be invited to cover the event for our readers *wink wink*. Katherine, it certainly was wonderful interviewing you. You have such a wealth of wisdom and knowledge. Are there any closing thoughts you’d like to leave with us?

Katherine: ​Yes, Don’t be afraid to become everything you’re afraid of. We are our own greatest resource when belief in Yahweh becomes the source. Don’t be afraid to be the template for someone else. It’s difficult being a pioneer, but if you don’t want to be last, be first! Always remember that failure is not defined by never achieving, failure lies in never pursuing. Be sure to BECOME.

Destiny: ​Powerful! That placed the icing on the cake! Thank you, Kat!

For more information on Katherine and Purpose Made Me Do It or to simply connect, book or partner with her follow her and the organization on Facebook at Katherine Coakley Rolle or like the Purpose Made Me Do It page. You can also visit their website at
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