Today I had someone say to me: “I thought because you were a minister…. you would help me!” This was in response to quoting a price for my legal services that included a payment plan. If I actually listed the terms here, both ministerial and legal colleagues would then ask if I was intending to GIVE my services away and open a free legal aid clinic!! Let’s just say it was a highly conflictual family law matter that most attorneys would start their opening retainer quote at $5,000.00. I required no down payment and, a weekly payment that would likely not cover my gas costs to court!
What is important about this interaction is not the market cost of legal services, my potential sacrifice, nor the person’s glib statement (borne out of fear regarding fighting for their children's safety and wellbeing). What I am inviting you to consider is, that there is a misunderstanding about Christian ministry and it is this: ministry services should be free. Well ...
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FREE EVENT FOR PARENTS, CAREGIVERS AND CHILDREN. The End of Summer Bash: School Success Readiness Workshop is tomorrow, Friday, September 4th, 2015 @ 1:00pm-3:00pm. At this free event, there will be advice from experts, food, raffle, music, kids activities, and giveaways (child must be present to receive a backpack). My apologies for lateness of information, I just learned about this one!
EVENT LOCATED AT: Family Alliance for Change, 3627 W. Vernor St., Detroit, MI 48216.
Please spread the work widely!!
This event is made possible through collaboration between Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority, Connections Wayne County System of Care, Youth United, Family Alliance for Change, The Guidance Center, and American Indian Health and Family Services.
Are you struggling and cannot seem to find your way out of the maze? Have you found you keep repeating the same mistakes? Have you not been listening to your first mind? If any of these circumstances and situations describe your life condition - keep reading and you might just notice there is a way out of the maze!
More often than not our struggle comes from not listening. Our repeat lessons come from not listening. Our lack of effectiveness comes from not listening to our “first mind” and what God is really saying to us everyday.
There I was in another country and lodging near a casino. As I walked breezy and easy past the entrance to the casino I heard clearly “take $5.00 in there and play.” I thought that was ridiculous because I do not gamble and in my own private opinions find it insane to give money away and not get anything in return! Again, just my own thoughts about gambling. I instantly knew what there was for me to do: Tell ...
If you have legal or faith questions, or perhaps another concern or question, feel free to contact me at:
Regina D. Jemison
500 Griswold, Suite 2410
Detroit, MI 48226