Modest Christian Living: All things Natural about hair, fashion & healthy living
I am very excited to finally be launching my project that was given to me to help young ladies to reach their fullest potential. As I stated in a previous post that many young ladies, teens and older women do not have positive role models or struggle with self – esteem issues that cause them to not move forward with their purpose. I have two goals here. First to inspire and encourage you the readers. Second, for you to share with young ladies that you hold dear to your heart.
On a weekly basis, I plan to do a feature interview. Please make sure you subscribe & share….You are more than welcome to leave comments and ask questions. If you are interested in being featured, leave an email in the comment section of this post.
Genesis 1:26 KJV
 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
This weeks feature is Rosalind J. Warren -She works in the Ministry at Founded Body of Christ Worship Center (May of 2006 ) with her husband Alfred Warren Jr.
Roz Warren Bio
My Name is Rosalind Warren…everyone calls me Roz. I am 44 years old and am married to Alfred Warren for 24 years. We have 3 boys, Alfred (20yrs), Myles (17yrs) and Ellis (15yrs). I was born and raised here in Little Rock, AR. I graduated from Parkview Magnet in 1990 and went on to graduate from UALR with a BA in Speech Communications.
If you would have asked me 26 years ago where I’d be today or what my life would look like today…well…let’s just say that my life today is definitely NOT what I thought it would be. It actually looks NOTHING like what I had imagined it to look like all those years ago. As a matter of fact, as a result of my life, I have adapted a motto, “If your story hasn’t turned out to be what you expected, don’t be afraid to tear out the pages and rewrite it!” That is exactly what my husband and I had to do.
The rewrite of our story has many new and exciting chapters. One chapter in particular, caught me totally off guard and I didn’t see it coming at all! If I had to entitle this chapter it would be, “The Day My Husband Told Me He Was Called to Pastor”. Yes, that’s right, my husband is a pastor and I am the pastor’s wife. Talk about a story with a twist! As a result of this, I have become a very active part of the church.
God has blessed me and my husband to start T.W.O. (Together We’re One) a marriage ministry that lets couples know that they can have their “Happily Ever After”. We provide mentorship for couples as well as the individual spouse, we offer coaching sessions, seminars and much more! I am also the founder of “Style Your Life… (Because your lifestyle matters)”, Lifestyle Coaching and Mentorship. I have been afforded many opportunities to speak at various events, seminars and church services. I owe ALL thanks to God who has equipped me to do ALL things!
Profession: Access Coordinator at UAMS, Pastors Wife, Founder of Style Your Life-Lifestyle Coach and Mentor
College attended: UALR (Area of Study- B. A. in Speech Communications)
How do you describe yourself ? I am an encourager by nature. I am typically very positive and outgoing. I love to LOL and have fun!!! But what I love most is helping others to be the very best version of themselves that they can be!
Discuss your successes in life or something you are very proud of? What I’m MOST proud of is my family. This has been my greatest success! Being married to my BFF for the last 24 years has been awesome!!! To know that we have been through the ups and downs but have managed to keep a HAPPY marriage is everything! I can truly say that there is a such thing as “Happily Ever After”. The icing on the cake is that from this union, I have been blessed to become the mother of three AMAZING boys!…What more could a girl ask for…for me, this is success at its finest!!!
What was the hardest thing that you had to deal with as a young female/ teenager growing up?For me it was loving ME. I think growing up, I was definitely a people pleaser. I was so focused on making others happy, not wanting to disappoint anyone, wanting everyone to “love” me…that I somewhere along the way missed the memo that said, “Remember to fall in love with you”. Because I didn’t love me, I looked for that love from others and made a lot of mistakes, connected with a lot of the wrong people, fell prey to peer pressure and wasted a lot of time trying to receive something from others that they just could not give me…Self Love has to come from inside of you…that was a hard lesson to learn. But once you learn it, you NEVER want to go back to that empty place again.
Did you have a lot of friends in school? YES!!! Did you find making friends easy? Please elaborate with your answers I LOVE PEOPLE, therefore, I talk to EVERYONE…I never meet a stranger. But as I have gotten older I have come to understand the TRUE meaning of friend…so I now have a lot of associates and a few friends.
How important are relationships with others? VERY important. I think that
relationships with others are very fulfilling and can bring great joy to your
life. However, it’s VERY important to understand the difference between
healthy relationships and unhealthy relationships. understanding this will
help you know when to hold on and when to let go.
How important is your relationship with God in your everyday life? This is the most important relationship that you will ever experience….why? Well because this relationship is the basis for EVERYTHING! How we live…How we treat others…How we react to life…How we love ourselves is all determined by our relationship with God. It will set the standard and if we allow it to…it will infuse LIFE into us and everyone that we come in contact with.
If you had the opportunity to speak to a group of young females/teenagers what would like to say to them? OH WOW!!! There is SO much that I would like to say but I’ll start by saying…Don’t allow what others think about you or your past mistakes to define who you are or will become. Get connected with God, find out what He says about you and live your life based on what He says. If you mess up…get up…brush yourself off…and start again! Don’t allow temporary things to cause you to become stuck permanently. Challenge yourself each and everyday to be better than the day before. My mind is flooded with so many more things, so I’ll just stop here.
How did you decided what you wanted to do in life and what had the biggest impact in the decision that you made ( i.e.parents,faith,family ,siblings etc….)? I really didn’t decide…LOL!…God decided for me…I just listened and obeyed. I tried and tried to figure it out on my own but found that things flowed better when I allowed God to direct me. I think what made the biggest impact is when I decide to live my life for God and stopped trying to live for people! That was like my AH-HA moment…My exhale…My freedom movement. It was the most liberating feeling ever! To be able to no longer be held captive by people and their thoughts about me was absolutely freeing!
What would you say was one of the barriers to accomplishing your goals in life? FEAR!!! Fear has a way of crippling you…of paralyzing you. You cannot move forward when you allow fear to take over. Fear of what others will say or think, fear of failure, fear of success, fear…fear…fear!!! Not realizing that when I walk in fear, I partner with the enemy! Wow, Once I got that revelation, I had to ask God for forgiveness! Because God has not given me that spirit of fear, I had to exchange that fear for faith in God. When I walk in faith, I partner with God and it’s my faith that pleases Him! Pleasing Him makes all the difference and breaks every barrier!
*Photographer -Nathan Bell
Thanks for reading this post. We are excited about the project and all other features . Please submit inquires or questions to my email firstname.lastname@example.org
Much Love, Nora
Be YOU’nique: God made you Beautiful!