Friday, April 27, 2018

Irma Givens: Time's Up for Sexual Assault!

I felt compelled to write this after reading many comments on Bill Cosby's verdict:

It does not matter who you are, what color you are, the title behind or in front of your name, the job you hold, the business you own, the number of friends you have, who your mama was, who your daddy is, where you live, the balance in your bank account, who you know, what favors you've done, what your address is, what your wardrobe looks like, or what you drive, you have no right to drug anyone, at anytime, under any circumstances, to have sex with them, PERIOD. Wake up people!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Friday, October 3, 2014

If Not Now...When?

If Not Now… When?
By Christine Kloser

Stuck like a bird in a cage.
Infinite potential, wings of glory.
Beauty to bestow, blessings to bring.

But a voice that says,
Conditions aren’t perfect… yet.
It’s not safe… yet.
It’s not time… yet.
I can’t fly… yet.

Believe that voice of fear?
Or believe the truth.

You’re ready when you CHOOSE to be.
Conditions will never be “perfect” (and that’s OK).
Support makes it SAFE.
It’s time when you SAY “It’s Time!”

Here’s to the voice of the TRUE you.
The ONE who has been called,
To liberate your message,
And fulfill your soul’s purpose.

Not someday.
Not when it’s convenient.
Not when it’s easy and no risk is involved.

This day can be THE day.
The day you say YES.
To you.
To your message.
To your life.
To your soul.
To being who you were BORN to be.

If not now, when?
The choice is yours.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What's Your Calling &Will You Answer?

What's Your Calling & Will You Answer

By Irma Givens

          I have had the fortunate opportunity to talk to many people about their passion, purpose, and calling. Many are still in search of theirs and seem to struggle with the uncertainty of when they'll know what it is.  I use to try to explain it in a long drawn out fashion, but recently, I was in the audience as Oprah described it as the whisper that has been there all along. YES, that's it! I used to refer to it as the constant tapping on my shoulder.  I literally felt like a gentle tapping on my shoulder followed by the thought of that thing that I was born to do.  The amazing thing is no matter how far I drifted from my purpose/calling I would always feel that tapping again.

          What is it that has been whispering or tapping on your shoulder?  Have you been able to simply ignore it?  I never was able to ignore it because I believe the tapping gets louder, over time, the more you ignore it.  In the beginning God gives us subtle reminders that he has given us a gift and would like for us to use it.  Then we ignore those reminders for one reason or another, but he is extremely persistent.  He will not leave us alone. He continues to remind us and if we continue to ignore him he will create a situation that will stop us in our tracks.  This situation will cause you to take a seat, think, regroup, scratch our heads, shed tears and pause for extended periods of time.

          For some of us we hear the whisper early on and try to follow it, but when it doesn’t work out as we thought it should the first time, we become frustrated.  Frustration is not a reason to give up on your calling. Keep in mind that it may not have been your time then.  Perhaps, you needed additional preparation.  Continue trying that thing until you get it done. All we need we already have.  He has equipped us to do what he has called us to do.    

          Are you stuck in a job, marriage, relationship, city, home, etc. that is no longer fulfilling for you? Ask yourself some tough questions and listen to that whisper for guidance.  What is it that you love to do?  What is it that you’re really good at?  Figure out how to turn that into service to others and you will be well on your way. Do you think that college majors are holding some people back from their true calling?  A large number of people are unable to secure employment in their chosen major but have no idea how they can have a meaningful career outside of that major.  Its true folks, often times the path that we took was intended for us to learn some specific lessons.  However, it may not be the path you were intended to stay on.  Keep moving…life’s a journey!

          I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this subject. Feel free to comment below. To inquire about events that I host or to book me for your next event, please email me at: or call 313-731-2464.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Take a Hard Look in the Mirror