Monday, October 09, 2017

Smart, Saved, Sexy: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

What exactly is being fearfully and wonderfully made? What was King David saying to the Lord at the time this prayer and praise was penned? 

Psalm 139:14New King James Version (NKJV)
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.

I believe the King knew, despite his many flaws God made him GREAT! Yet, it doesn't stop with how God made the King but how HE created all of us!


I suggest finding the biblical definitions of fearfully and wonderfully to come to full conclusion what King David was trying to convey but here, for this text, I'll share my thoughts (and what I agree with):

In the original Hebrew text of the Bible, the word fearfully means: with great reverence, heart-felt interest and with respect. The word wonderfully means: unique, set apart, marvelous (darlingmagazine.org)
So what is your Fearfully and Wonderfully made story? Are you Naked, Unafraid and ready to tell it?

Telling your story is helpful to another and can provide you with release! God bless you!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Naked and Unafraid: Our Story

Ephesians 4:29-32


Smart, Saved & Sexy: NAKED AND UNAFRAID 
Book Anthology February 14th, 2018


A Collection of 10 Women sharing their story of body or character shaming (rejection) to help others get deliverance and healing.

"Women have a voice that has been shut for too long regarding their life experiences. Someone was like myself and had suicidal tendencies behind closed doors, or, like me, their skin was too dark (or too light)...we've been healed from the hurt and in this anthology we share how."

The women I'm looking for to join me are those who know their story story will help another woman. These women have businesses, ministries or empower other women daily having learned from the remnants of their past.

To join in this anthology there is an investment. Each level offers its own benefit, but with all levels you will receive:

Membership in the secret Facebook group (which includes mini-workshops on creating a great writing)
Option to purchase Smart, Saved, & Sexy Bling Shirt (discounted)
Destined Publishing Text Group
Invite to Grand-Opening of Coffee House in Milwaukee which will include book release


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: 


One chapter 880 words
Woman of Faith
Commit to workshops for


INVESTMENT LEVELS

Send an email to info@baddanamarie.com of your interest and what level you are willing to invest. An invoice will be sent to you to pay via paypal or cash.me

Blessed: 
$200
10 books
SSS general t-shirt $20

Anointed:
$500
20 books
SSS general t-shirt $10
Photo on anthology page as contributing author
One submission edit


Destined:
$775
40 books
30 Minute Interview on Blog Talk Radio
Two submission edits if necessary
Photo with bio on anthology page


Deposit amount for Anointed and Destined is $100
Blessed investment must be paid in full. 

Thank you in advance! God bless!





Monday, September 25, 2017

Smart, Saved, and Sexy 2: Loving YOU


When I first established the Smart, Saved and Sexy initiative, it was because of the need I had in my life. It was to establish a connection with other women who love themselves, who bury body shaming and excel. 

This year, I'm taking the initiative to another level. I'm reaching out to the women who are still struggling with their identity and wondering what they should about it and who will support them in it.

I'm here to tell the women I understand what the problem is and I know where their emotions lay in their lives, and HOW MESSED UP THAT REALLY IS.

I am here to tell the women they are not alone and we must do something. Actions speak louder than words.



With that:

LOVING YOU


It's time to be naked and unafraid. It is time to tell yourself no matter where you've been you can succeed. It isn't just about business, but your sister (blood or not) who watches your every move in secret, but covers you in prayer.

Loving you isn't just accepting your flaws and telling others you are accepting your flaws, but it's saying, DESPITE MY FLAWS, I can do this. 

For years, MY ENTIRE LIFE before 2015, I thought I was this fat woman. Now, that I am a fat woman and I look back over my photos, I was smaller, just as cute, but smaller. I wasn't really skinny but generally smaller than I am now. My concern, with all of the other women I'm connected with, is what exactly do we see in the mirror? Our own reflection or the reflection of the voices of the people?


This next year, with Smart Saved and Sexy Naked and Unafraid will help shut the mouths of the people and allow the man in the mirror to speak.

I can't do it alone.
I need you.
SSS: Naked and Unafraid:
1. Meetings
2. Speaking events
3. etc

If you are a woman and need help to be NAKED AND UNAFRAID, contact me.
Smart, Saved and Sexy is more than just conversation.

I want to support you, help you, move you, and bring you to the podium to help someone else.





Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Author on a Mission

This interview is long over due. Tonya Franklin is a blessing in the Christian Authors  industry as she doesn't hold her tongue, doesn't stop pursuing God's purpose, and doesn't stop trying to encourage others. One of the best things you can do right now is read her story. 


"I Speak. To Empower"

Tonya is the author of Good Customer Service Tips for Entrepreneurs 
as well as Women on Purpose: Bible and Business, 
and the new powerful fiction release, Devil in Disguise. 

She has served as a contributing writer for numerous publications such as: 
Million Moms in Action, SpeakWoman Magazine, 
as well as an professional expert with BrandHer P.e.a.r.l.
 And has been spotlighted in Ann Marie Bryant’s Reader’s CafĂ©, 
Reading on the Edge Book Club, 
and B.R.A.B. (Building Relationships Around Books).



How long have you been writing? Nearly 30 years. But I didn't take the plunge to become a published author until 2 years ago.

How many published works do you have? I have three.
  

What is the genre you focus on? I have various focuses. My first book was on customer service (business development), my second book was on women and business (spiritual and professional development), and my current release is Christian fiction.


What were you focusing on with this particular book? With my current release, I wanted to focus on the development of Christian relationships. Sometimes it is easy to see inward looking from the outside. I wanted to switch that view, and give readers a look from within.


Any new releases? I have two coming this summer. One is a devotional and the other is my first Christian mystery series release.


As a writer are you also a speaker? Yes, I have been speaking for 15 years. Last year I decided to add it to my author brand, to seek more exposure and opportunities in speaking. As a speaker, I cover spiritual and professional development topics.


What would you like to tell new writers/authors to motivate them? 

Don't be afraid of the journey to discover your passion, and when you find it, walk in it. And don't listen to those who say "you can't". Every invention or idea was once upon a time impossible. If God gives it to you, do it. Write your journey; everyone's point of view is based on their own individuality and experience.

Thank you so much for stepping into the life of Tonya Franklin. B.A.D. will be interviewing her on BLOG TALK RADIO during the Christian Author Expo in October. Ms. Franklin's website and contact information are listed below!

www.tonyadfranklin.com
booksbytonya@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/tonyathewriter
www.instagram.com/booksbyonya

Monday, May 08, 2017

I was Her....Olivia Pope

How did I get here with this title? I made a discovery in the past 30 days for which I may need counseling for but, nonetheless, a discovery. I realized I was Olivia Pope; the fixer, the caregiver, the saver, the....WOMAN.

Being a woman is a given; but some women find themselves weak. Olivia, gets weak, and then REVERTS BACK TO BEING STRONG. Where does that strength come from? It comes from being the fixer, the caregiver, the saver; it comes from being the best at the best of what we do and not what we're not.


I was her; Olivia Pope. I AM HER. 


No, not in seasons, of course; but seasoned. Being seasoned is experience. I am HER. I am the one who MOVES MOUNTAINS for people and then I have MORE EXPERIENCES because of my mountain moving abilities.

I am her; I don't even regret being her.  Why? Our lives are wrapped around what other people say about us, even think about us, and we should have no regrets about what we've learned. Our lives have knowledge and wisdom wrapped into them NO MATTER HOW GOOD OR BAD they have been.

HERE'S YOUR MESSAGE:
Never have regrets. Never ever have regrets, because you can't learn if you have regrets. You can't see God in your life if you have regrets. If you are offered another day, another morning, you don't have time for regrets. You have time for lessons. You have time for experiences. You have time for LIFE, HEALTH, and STRENGTH.

You are a GLADIATOR (Olivia's team). A gladiator is a person who engages in a fight or controversy. Don't turn away from controversy or fight.

"My white hat is bigger than your hat."
Olivia knows what she is worth, and she refuses to accept anything lower.
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Monday, May 01, 2017

Why are you SO Important?

It's a question that rises in the minds of those who see you speak, write, and never cry. It is in the minds of those whose feet are to small to walk in your shoes. It is the question they whisper behind your back for fear you may CUT THEM WITH YOUR WORDS, in their faces.

WHY ARE YOU SO IMPORTANT? 
Because YOU ARE. 


Your goal is to work towards the results God showed you in visions and dreams; to unlocok the door of the mansion the Lord gave you after being in public housing for so many years.Your goal everyday is to accomplish SOMETHING in order to NEVER QUIT. Yet, the only questions you're hearing in the hallways, from the closet conversations and mystrey texts is:

WHY ARE YOU SO IMPORTANT? 


Tell them becase you are
Esther: stolen from your home in the middle of the night to become queen
Ruth: husband died, didn't return home, and you converted to Christianity.
Mary: carrying destiny

You are the woman no one understands and wants to understand. Let's just talk about her and watch her fail they say. Let's get together, without her, and just GOSSIP.

That is where you will find you are so important. You are in the middle of the conversations you're not even invited to, because they know you have an answer for why you are WHERE YOU ARE, AND WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO.

Why are you so important?

SIMPLE: GOD CHOSE YOU


Dana Williamson
www.baddanamarie.com 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

I'm not TOUGH as NAILS



I'm not.

I don't feel tough.




I feel squishy.

Kind of out of shape.

Speak what I think.

But I'm not TOUGH AS NAILS.

I am DANA WILLIAMSON. Just me. Just life. Just ministry. 

But I'm not TOUGH AS NAILS.










Can we answer what is TOUGH AS NAILS anyway:
(as) tough as nails. also (as) hard as nails. strong and very determined: She is a warm and friendly person, but she is also as tough as nails at work. (Definition of “(as) tough as nails” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

I can't even imagine why someone would say I'm tough as nails when my transparency is real and I am weak. Not weak in the sense I can't handle this but weak in the sense of HUMILITY. I am not tough as nails, but I am somebody. I am important to somebody. God didn't pull me out to put my in a rut. 
I'm tough, no, BUT Oh yes, IM STRONGER THAN YOU THINK. 

Nehemiah 8:10New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Then he said to them, “Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Joshua 1:7New King James Version (NKJV)

Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.
I know the word. 
I don't curb the word. 
I don't lie about what I feel. 
I don't tell the devil everything. 
I AM DANA WILLIAMSON. 
I come from a family of entrepreneurs, ministry leaders, gun toters, criminals and B.A.D. WOMEN
Tough as Nails? No
Strong..Yes...I am somebody. 
You're not even invited to the table. 

“I am many things, stupid is not one of them.”
Olivia Pope, Scandal
They are a non-factor. Why are you worried?