Volume 5 | Issue 5 | April – May 2019





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TGM Exclusive: Behind the Scenes

with the Most Anticipated Book

Launch of 2019: Control-Alt-Delete

Finance: Meet Your New Financial Advisor

Wellness: 5 Tips to Build Your Immune System

Music/Entertainment: Following

God: Pastor Charles Jenkins Set To Retire

Food: Come and Get It!

Family-Sized Meals for Those On-The-Go

Brain Games: He Arose from the Crossword Puzzle

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tgm exclusive

behind the scenes

with the most anticipated

book launch of


Woo-hoo! It happened. The biggest night in literary history!

Confetti ready to launch…pulsating wonderment of what is

coming next from this dynamic gift to the Kingdom of God!

Phones and cameras in position to capture the perfect

moment…this spectacular occasion is long overdue, it’s

almost too irresistible not to burst out with a shout, Woo-hoo!

Well-if you were not present, then take the time now, stop

reading this article and open your Instagram account! Join

in on the latest craze in the church, #RebootChallenge2019!

It’s all the buzz and latest momentum surrounding the newest

published work by the brilliant author Dr. Patricia A. Owens

titled, Control-Alt-Delete: How to Reboot Your Life One

Spiritual Key at a Time.

To say the excitement and anticipation at the launching was

palpable is an understatement! This is Dr. Owens’ second

published work. But what would cause an attendees’ pulse

to shoot through the roof is that this cover is going

I-N-T-E-R-N-A-T-I-O-N-A-L! Yes, this weekly devotional is one

for all ages and all walks of life. It is currently hitting the City of

Las Vegas by storm! If you’re ready for change, the kind that

is noticed by your trusted peers and loved ones, then grab

your very own must-have-copy of the book Control-Alt-Delete

on Amazon today!


Think about a time when you discovered a hands-on, practical

technique to apply to your life and it made a difference. This

book has that same tangible change factor. God has used Dr.

Patricia A. Owens to put into our hands the ability to reshape

ourselves from the inside out! Tired of quick self-help strategies

that don’t seem to last or take effect the way you desire-don’t

give up! The Solution: own a copy of “Ctrl-Alt-Delete”.

You can take your time and pace yourself with this devotional.

Weekly guidance to transform the way you think, along with

simple strategy and compelling challenges prime you for God’s

power to control, alter and delete the necessary things holding

you back from being the best you in Christ!

The book comes in two easy-to-read formats, softbound and

digital form, for our Kindle lovers. For Amazon Prime members,

the hard copy can be shipped to your house or business within

2 days and the Kindle version is of course on the spot access!

Imagine, in an instant you gain access to a tool that will change

your life for the better! Get rebooted with this expected best






dr. patricia a. owens



Meet Your New Financial Advisor

Written by Jonathan Dalton

Reuters reports there are over 250,000 financial

advisors in the United States. However, when it

comes to timeless counsel on finances, one of the best

people we can consult is also one of history’s richest–

King Solomon. And not only did God bless him with

immense wealth, He blessed him with the wisdom

on how to steward it. Let’s browse through a brief

consultation between a Christian in need of financial

help and King Solomon’s wisdom captured in the King

James rendering of Proverbs:

Christian (C): “I don’t think I can afford to return

God’s tithe or bring an offering.”

King Solomon (KS): “Honour the Lord with thy

substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine

increase: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty,

and thy presses shall burst out with new wine”


(C): “Well, why can’t God just bless me to win the

lottery or get lucky gambling?”

(KS): “Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but

he that gathereth by labour shall increase” (13:11).

(C): “Fine. Well, is it a big deal that I’m running up my

credit card balance?”

(KS): “The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower

is servant to the lender” (22:7).

(C): “But I’m having trouble staying on a budget because

I just love spending!”

(KS): “He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he

that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich” (21:17).

(C): “Be rich? But isn’t it wrong to accumulate wealth?”

(KS): “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his

children’s children” (13:22) and “The crown of the

wise is their riches” (14:24a).

(C): “Then if it’s ok to accumulate wealth, I want to be

rich now!”

(KS): “A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he

that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent”


(C): “Fine then. What about a savings account?”

(KS): “There is treasure to be desired and oil in the

dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it

up” (21:20).

(C): “Why do I need to make a budget and track my

bank account balance?”

(KS): “Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks,

and look well to thy herds… And thou shalt have

goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of

thy household, and for the maintenance for thy

maidens” (27:23, 27).

Remember, there are many resources on learning about

finances, but the Bible will always be the timeless guide

to handling money. After all, God testified of Himself in

Haggai 2:8 that all the silver and gold belong to Him!



5 Tips to Build Your

Immune System

Written by Megan Bass

The immune system is the first line of defense against any bacteria, fungi or toxins. Therefore keeping it

strong and healthy is essential, increasingly so to fight off cold and flu viruses. Here are five tips to help

build your immune system:

1. Simply having a good attitude can be one of the most important ways to build your immune system.

When you are happy and optimistic your immune system functions well and is at its strongest state. A

stronger immune system means a stronger defense system and a longer life.

2. We have all heard the saying, “make sure you get enough rest when you are sick.” This saying is true

and very important because lack of sleep can negatively affect your immune system, as it becomes

more difficult to fight off viruses. In the event that you do get sick, little to no rest can slow down your

recovery time.

3. Fruits have important vitamins and minerals that keep your immune system healthy. Fruits such as

oranges are high in vitamin C, while apples are rich in antioxidants. Incorporating these fruits into your

diet on a daily basis can strengthen your immune system, giving you the vitamins you need to fight off

harmful toxins that may enter your body.

4. Working out regularly is another way to build a healthy immune system. It helps promote good blood

circulation and helps the lymphatic fluid function properly, which is essential to fighting off infections.

5. Lastly, keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to ward off illness. Washing your hands for 15 to

20 seconds with each wash using soap and warm water is the key. Furthermore, it is important to do so

throughout the day.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 KJV says, “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you,

which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” If your body is truly a temple that you wish for the Lord to use,

it is important to start with building a healthy immune system.


Charles Jenkins, Senior Pastor of Fellowship

Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago, has

announced his retirement. His last day will be

December 31, 2019. Pastor Jenkins joined the

pastoral staff of his mentor, Rev. Dr. Clay Evans,

founder of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church,

nearly 21 years ago in 1998. Then in 2000, he

officially succeeded Dr. Evans as Senior Pastor

and has since then led the congregation to much

growth in all areas.

Pastor Jenkins is also a widely-acclaimed singer,

songwriter, and producer. Pastor Jenkins says,

“It has been the joy of my life, and the honor of

a lifetime to serve at Fellowship in the greatest

city in the world, for almost half of my life,” said

Jenkins, Senior Pastor of Fellowship Missionary

Baptist Church. “I’m leaving the lead role, but I’m

never leaving Reverend Evans, my spiritual

family, or Chicago. I owe so many people so

much. I am emotionally all over the place, but I

believe it’s God’s Plan. Additionally, I am excited

about Fellowship’s future with my successor

Reverend Reginald Sharpe Jr.”

Dr. Evans says,“I love him! I love him! He is my

pastor, my son, and my friend,” said Evans. “He

has done a marvelous job, a Herculean job, an

excellent job. He has made me very proud. He

has been good to me and Fellowship. It was

the Lord’s doing, and the young man following

Reverend Jenkins will do well. I was 25 when I

started Fellowship. Reverend Jenkins was about

25. Sharpe is about 27, and that’s a good age, a

good age. God is in the plan.” While Jenkins is

unsure of his immediate future plans, he has an

enormous amount of support as many are

praying for blessings and expanded territory! “Oh,

that you would bless me and enlarge my

territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me

from harm so that I will be free from pain. And

God granted him his request.” I Chronicles 4:10



Food & Recipes

Written by Sandra Thompson

Come and Get It!

Family-Sized Meals for Those




• Frozen Chicken Nuggets, cooked per package


• Instant Mashed Potatoes, boxed or pre-made

• 1 can Corn, heated and drained

• Chicken Gravy, package mix or jar

• Cheddar Cheese, shredded


• Prepare ingredients per instructions. Heat each

one of your ingredients until thoroughly cooked.

• Assemble bowls starting with Mashed Potatoes,

Chicken, Corn, Gravy and Cheese.

• Voila, you’re done!




• 1 lb. Ready to Eat shredded BBQ Pork

• 8-10 Flour Tortillas

• 4 c. Cheddar or Mexican Cheese, shredded

• Butter, softened

• Favorite Toppings: Sour Cream, Salsa, chopped

Avocado, Olives, chopped Tomatoes, sliced Olives,

chopped green or red onions


• Preheat frying pan on stove.

• Heat BBQ Pork according to package instructions.

Butter one side of tortilla. Place in heated skillet and

top with a couple of tablespoons of Pork, a layer of

Cheese and fold tortilla. Cook on each side until the

tortillas are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

• Cut into wedges and top with your favorite toppings.


He Arose from the Cross-word Puzzle

Created using the Crossword Maker on


3. Provide one name of those that were on the road to

the village Emmaus.

5. Jesus’ body was placed in a tomb, also known as a


7. According to Luke 24:1, Jesus arose on the

_______________ day of the week.

8. When the Last Supper began, how many disciples

were present?

9. Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem was on a



1. Calvary, or _______________, was where Jesus

was crucified.

2. According to Luke 24:10, Mary Magdalene,

__________, and Mary the mother of James were

among the women that told the disciples that Jesus

had risen.

4. Holy Communion is observed because of Luke 22:19

- ‘This do in _______________ of Me.’

6. Judas betrayed our Lord and Savior for

_______________ pieces of silver.

10. Jesus stood on trial before _______________.




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