• Pressure to Perception

    Happy MLK Day! I’m awake.  I am sold on this being a “day on and not a day off.”  In fact, I have a service project with my sorority later today.  However, that being said, I thought, planned, hoped that I would sleep a little later today since I don’t have to go to work. […]

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  • What are you hearing?

    I grew up during a time when even the walkman was a little pricey for my mother’s wallet.  Thankfully, a few friends in my neighborhood had one, and were happy to share with me and allow me to listen up close and personal to the sounds of Run DMC to ensure that I knew every […]

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  • Undone In The House of the Lord?! Say What?

    It was the 2nd Sunday of 2014, although my routine was quite familiar.  Its the one Sunday out of the month that I am not expected to minister in dance during service.  Instead, its youth Sunday and our youth dancers are to minister.  They range in age 3-18.  They have rehearsed at church (and hopefully […]

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  • Tryin’ To Be That Chick!

    Seven days into 2014 and I found myself at an “I’m Not That Chick” moment.  Yes, for if whenever you make a bold declaration to God about your intent to control your behavior, you can best believe that He will allow an opportunity for you to put into practice what you’ve professed.  With the residue […]

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  • The Hump After Wednesday

    A year in review shows that the Hump Day ad was quite successful, capturing the attention and restatement of its slogan in a manner that is an advertiser’s dream.  Prior to that, one may have heard the expression, but lacked the visual representation to support its premise.  My household was no exception.  On Wednesdays, it […]

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  • Don’t Let A Little Bit Of Swine Stop You!

    Happy December 31st! About 20 years ago, the representation of this day and its accouterments completely altered.  For in 1993, I became a mother and my resources and my attention became distinctly different.  Prior to that time, there was much planning prior to New Year’s Eve.  I grew up in Chicago whereby my friends and […]

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  • What’s Left Over

    If the Lord blesses us, this time next week we will be going about our business in the year 2014.  For me, it will be my return to work following vacation.  It will further be my first day on my newly appointed interim position as the Director of the Women’s Center at Duke University for […]

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  • My gift to self

    Twas two days before Christmas and all through the mall, are tons of folk looking bizarre attempting to determine the perfect gift.  I am not one of them. The tree will not be filled to capacity and that is okay.  We have the gift of tuition, just in time for the spring semester.  We have […]

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  • Check the Root!

    It has been a precarious week! I was laughing and joking with a coworker less than a week ago, and then learned that her doctor phoned while she was in a meeting demanding her to get to the hospital to follow up on a test administered earlier that morning.  I left work to head out […]

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  • Single Ladies! I can’t hear you!

    She’s 20! Its hard to believe.  Rearing Niani as a single parent was not easy, but as I said earlier today, it was always blessed.  Very often, as the primary parent, I felt like Sisyphus, in Greek mythology who was punished to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it roll back […]

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  • Can you see what you’ve been missing?

    I returned last evening from Wake Chapel Church’s women’s retreat.  The retreat is in its 22nd year! I’ve not attended all 22, in fact, I can’t recall the number that I have.  Probably somewhere between 10-12.  At any rate, it is first done with excellence. Our first lady, Cheryl Wilkins and her team work tirelessly […]

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  • The “i” is silent in plain…

    How many times have you heard, “Write the vision, make it plain?” Likely a lot.  I’ve heard it in church, on my job (slightly different language), in my sister circles – any space where there resides a desire to place on paper some idea or inclination.  For the believer in Christ, there is divine revelation […]

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About Dr. Helms Pickett

Stephanie Helms Pickett’s life has been reflected by Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly, above all that we can ask or think, according to the power that worketh within us.”

Her Name is SHE

Who is SHE? On the outside, she appears to have it all together. She is described as fierce, fabulous and fine. Her timeline on social media sites are filled with accolades by other ‘shes’ affirming and echoing her greatness.

Later Never Came…

Through personal narratives of lessons learned from academic disciplines and application through the word of God, the book is organized around theory that comprises each of these schools of thought thus presenting an amazing comparison which is scholarly, scriptural and reflective.

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