Domestic Violence Awareness
by Vanessa King

If anyone follows me on Facebook, you’ve seen my daily posts on Domestic Violence Awareness in honor of October being National Domestic Violence Month. This issue is dear to me as I was a victim of domestic violence.

I was hit, spit on, knocked to the floor and ground, called out of my name, kicked, told no one else would ever want me, and have had my hair pulled out in wads from trying to get...

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Never Give Up!
by Vanessa King

For several years I have been trying to build a partnership for my business in pageantry, something that could be long-lasting that can help both parties involved. I have written letters and emails and made phone calls, the majority of which went unanswered.

About a year ago I approached and they seemed interested. I wrote up a proposal for them and I was told they were going to review it. My...

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That's love
by Roberta Cykon

That's love...

By Pastor Bobby Schuller

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
-Romans 12:21

When we feel affection towards a person, we most likely love that person, but love does not mean affection. Love does not always mean warm and fuzzy feelings.

Love means that you do right by people and that you want the best for them, even when they harm you. That's why you can...

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10 ways to turn the worst day of your life into the best
by Elizabeth Mbata

# Leadership : 10 Ways to Turn the Worst Day of Your Life Into the BestWe All have Days Now & Then when Nothing goes Right. When your Turn Comes, Take Heart & Keep Perspective With these Thoughts.
Everyone has those days were everything seems to be conspiring against you, when nothing seems to be working out the way you want it to. There are many things large and small we don't have control...

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Being miserable is a choice.Delete it
by Elizabeth Mbata

By John hope bryant
Being Miserable is a Choice. Delete It.

My personal hero and mentor, civil rights icon Ambassador Andrew Young, taught me how to laugh -- at most everything. Most of all, he taught me to laugh at myself.

He and my mentor (the music icon) Quincy Jones taught me to never come down with a case of what they call 'seriousness.' Too much 'seriousness' is a disease and it...

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Remember by Dawn Jensen
by Roberta Cykon


By Dawn Jensen
Published on February 2006

As I walk through life,
I look at all I have done.
I had wandered aimlessly,
And wondered what I have become.

I have been through so much,
It is amazing I made it through.
The lessons I have learned
I am shocked I pulled through.

The times I wondered
What life was all about.
The trials experienced in life,
Can make all the good come...

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"When I was first introduced to IB, Roberta showed me such a wonderful friendship I had not seen in a long time. We meet people from all walks of life, but do we ever really SEE them? Roberta has a dream, a dream of showing the world how special and beautiful a woman's heart can and will be through Jesus. She sees more than the broken parts which we often force our focus and encourages us as women to use our voice, which is strengthened by the trials in our life, to uplift others. I have been honored by the women I've met and the new friendships which have been made through IB. We are not perfect, we were once broken vessels that have healed, maybe still healing, but we strive to show the world that Jesus still is in control and He will always be constant in the lives of those who want His help, love and mercy! IB is one of those special programs which not only inspires but also honors women who are still up for fighting for what is right and Christ like in this dying world. I'm very proud to know Roberta and participate in her dream of Integrity Beauty!"

- L

Director, World Universal Pageant