The Parable of the Appleseed

Young Ravi looked out at his neighbors as they each went about their work. He loved his little community and his community loved him. He wished that he could show his gratitude by giving his neighbors a gift. He looked around, but the only thing he had was one shiny red apple. He wondered how he could make this one apple enough to share with his 20 neighbors. So, he grabbed a sharp knife, sat down, and sliced his apple into twenty-one small thin slices. Enough to feed his 20 neighbors and one for himself.

As he sliced his apple, he noticed that there were exactly twenty-one seeds in the apple. “Wow!” He thought, “I can sow a seed one for every neighbor.” And so, he started to sow, one hole, one seed, one cup of water. One whole, one seed, one cup of water. He continued to plant each seed excited about the harvest that he would produce and excited that he would be able to bless his neighbors with and apple instead of a slice of an apple. “Oh, how happy they will be to receive their apple!” He exclaimed. He imagined that some would eat their apple right off the core, while others might cut their apple in slices and make a special treat. Some might make a refreshing drink of cold or hot apple cider. So, he finished planting his seeds and anxiously awaited the harvest.

When the day came Ravi was amazed to see that not only were there enough apples in his vineyard to give each neighbor their own, there were enough apples to give one to everyone in his community. He gathered his apples and went from home to home blessing his neighbors and his community from his harvest. When he had finished, he smiled with gratitude for the wonderful blessing that he was able to share. It was greater than he had imagined. As he sat down to enjoy his own apple, he had a grand realization, “if” he thought “I plant more seeds, then I can produce more apples! And,” he continued, “if everyone in the community would plant their seeds…then we could harvest enough apples to feed the city, and the city could harvest enough apples to feed the state, and the state enough to feed the nation, and the nation could feed the world!”

Ravi jumped from his table and ran to each neighbor to share with them him vision and collect their apple seeds. So excited were they neighbors that they wanted to help Ravi collect the seeds and help him plant the seeds. After all the gathering was complete, the neighbors sat side by side and began to sow their seeds. One hole, one seed, one cup of water. One hole, one seed, one cup of water.

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Girlfriend Therapy Podcast 

I am a communicator by nature. My strength is found in my ability to communicate- to make known my thoughts on a matter. 

Launching a podcast offers me another channel to spread the message of faith. If you haven’t subscribed to the Girlfriend Therapy podcast already please subscribe. I will be posting new messages in the days ahead. 

Visit our podcast today and stay connected. Girlfriend Therapy by Kwanza https://itun.es/us/B4jrcb.c

Blessings,

Kwanza 

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2016 Lesson on Peace

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2016 Lesson on Loyalty

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2019 Lesson on Family

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2016 Lesson on Faith

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2016 Lesson on Love

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Lessons Learned In 2016

Happy New Year Ladies!

2016 went out with a whisper but not before teaching me some life lessons in a few areas of importance: Love, Family, Faith, Loyalty, and Peace. Check out the following short vignettes in my own words as I reflect on what 2016 has taught me.

Lesson in Love

https://youtu.be/CS4kH2SYEXY

Lesson in Family

https://youtu.be/I-B0YvNEyeg

 

Lesson in Faith

https://youtu.be/joAH5C9PlZk

 

Lesson in Loyalty

https://youtu.be/41cuXRw122o


Lesson on Peace

https://youtu.be/zhBe9risEWc

 

Blessings,

Kwanza

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Girlfriend Therapy 2016 Year in Review

Season Greetings Ladies,

I wanted to send a personal thank you to each of you for your support of Girlfriend Therapy Ministry over the years and especially in 2016.

In 2016, Girlfriend Therapy has reached some incredible milestones; we became a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, we made some great partnerships and we have built some great relationships with churches and other ministry leaders. Through our partnerships and our ministry offerings (conference and forums) Girlfriend Therapy have reached over 500 women through personal engagement and hundreds more through indirect engagement and communications. We were able to share the truth of God’s Word and His love through encouraging, educating and empowering women to live their lives by God’s design – without apology or compromise!

I look back on 2016 with great joy as I remember every answered prayer, every tear that has been shed, all of the heavy lifting which at times felt too great for me to bear feeling like I would be crushed under the weight of it all but instead I was made stronger. I rejoice as I remember all of the victories, the disappointments, the favor – and I am reminder of God’s faithfulness and the all sufficiency of His grace. As a ministry Girlfriend Therapy has been stretched well beyond what we thought was possible – I have been stretched beyond what I thought was possible. It has been prophesied over this ministry and I received clear confirmation from the Holy Spirit that the days of me carrying the weight of this ministry are behind me and the evidence of that prophesy has been demonstrated in the generous gifts, the financial seeds, and the volunteer time that have been sown into this ministry.

As I look onward and upward towards 2017 I am encouraged as we position ourselves for a wonderful year. I met with my Board of Directors earlier this month and received the green light for our 2017 calendar of events. I am pleased to announce that in addition to the Annual Girlfriend Therapy Conference and the Quarterly Girlfriend Therapy Forums we will be offering two sessions of the Girlfriend Therapy Healing Circle. The Healing Circle offers spiritual healing and deliverance through an intense eight-week program. Participation in this program will enable you to navigate life with confidence and assurance knowing who you are in Christ and most importantly knowing who Christ is in you.

In the meantime, please save the date for the following 2017 events:

  • March 25, 2017 – Annual Girlfriend Therapy Conference
  • May 2, 2017 thru June 20, 2017 – Bi-Annual Healing Circle Spring Session
  • June 10, 2017 – Quarterly Girlfriend Therapy Forum
  • August 1, 2017 thru September 19, 2017 – Bi-Annual Healing Circle Fall Session
  • September 9, 2017 – Quarterly Girlfriend Therapy Forum
  • December 2, 2017 – Quarterly Girlfriend Therapy Forum

In addition to offering more services Girlfriend Therapy will increase our communications with you in 2017. We are represented on 11 communication platforms and we plan to use each platform as appropriate in order to stay engaged with you throughout the year. Please connect with us and share the message of Girlfriend Therapy with your family and friends.

  • Facebook:Girlfriend Therapy Ministry
  • Twitter:Girlfriend Therapy@grlfrndthrpy
  • InstaGram (IG):Girlfriend Therapy
  • LinkedIn:Girlfriend Therapy
  • Pintrest:Girlfriend Therapy
  • Periscope:Girlfriend Therapy
  • iTunes (Podcast):[https://itunes.apple,com/us/podcast/girlfriend-therapy/id1111793179]https://itunes.apple,com/us/podcast/girlfriend-therapy/id1111793179
  • You Tube:https://youtu.be/16mR_x9Fj3l

 

You can also stay in touch by visiting our website at www.girlfriendtherapy.org.

 

 

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Our Value Statement. Girlfriend Therapy®, Inc. is established on the following fundamental biblical truths:

As God continues to show Himself faithful to Girlfriend Therapy Ministry I will continue to humble and submit myself completely to the purpose and call that He has for this ministry. What can I say, God has been good and His mercy endures forever – so here’s to enduring faith! I look forward to continuing to serve as your fervent sister in the faith and I look forward to growing with you in 2017.

Blessings,

Kwanza

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Girlfriend Therapy Conference 2014!

Girlfriend Therapy Conference 2014 was A-ma-Zing! God revealed Himself in such an awesome way and I was truly humbled. Leading up to this great day I was dealing with some personal challenges and I was feeling most inadequate for the task ahead. I spent countless hours fasting and praying in preparation for the conference but still I felt as if I was not ready; I felt like I was not in the right space to pour into the lives of women. I called on all of my spiritual mentors and shared with them my feelings and of course each of them encouraged me to press in.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014 I stood before a gathering of close to 200 women and I shared with them the message that was in my heart – In The Word! Throughout this message I talked about the issues that I had been dealing with months leading up to the conference. I shared with them my frustrations with the “church” and I shared with them God’s response to my frustrations which was found in the book of Jude 1:3,”Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt compelled to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to God’s holy people.” Contend for the Faith! That was my charge, that was my message. Despite what people my do or say particularly those in the church – I must always remember that I too am the church and I must be a true example of the church for the world to see and be encouraged by – not discouraged by.
I realized that I was feeling unprepared to pour into the lives of the women because my heart was heavy with disappointment and I thought that I ought to deal with my disappointment before I could speak to the ladies. I thought that my message would come out angry or frustrated and I thought that would be displeasing to God. Moments before I was to take the stage I found a corner and spoke to God (I didn’t need a corner but that’s where I found myself). I asked God to curve my tongue and if He didn’t want my message to come out with the level of “passion” that I was feeling then I would need for Him to soften my words. I took to the stage and I started to speak very soft and very slow as I shared briefly my Holy Discontent with the church. I settled in my spirit as I shared with the ladies the question that the Holy Spirit posed to me, “Are you not the church?” And with that the stage was set for what I felt was the most passionate and authentic message that I ever gave.
God blessed me greatly through the delivery of that message. He showed me that He truly have, “Put the words in my mouth” (Jeremiah 1:5-10). The feedback that I received from those in attendance was affirming – come to find out there are a lot of people feeling frustrated with the state of the church right now. Many have walked away from the church with no desire to return. What God allowed me to do in the midst of my frustration was share my heart with the ladies so that I could reach their hearts and allow Him to heal us all. One final note, I just got this revelation, I realized that God will use our real time situations and circumstances to not only to fix us but to minister to others. It may sound elementary but it really is a deep revelation.
So the moral of the message is, no matter what you are going through don’t ever think that you are not ripe for God to use, He will use your passion, your frustration and your brokenness to help restore the nation!

Check out my message from Girlfriend Therapy Conference 2014: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnbtzKF1P_M&list=UUMqSCfJGPXPdHHDf4NIaTAA&feature=share&index=1

Blessings,
Kwanza

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