Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"Walking on The Water"

At first I didn't have a title or theme per Se for the 2011 Mother's Day Banquet.  I was just trying to see my way through and get the plan in motion.  I knew God had a plan for our event, but I didn't have the clear picture of what  He was orchestrating.  I was just doing it, and doing it scared none the less.  

When I shared with the Ladies of Faith, that's what I am calling them, they encouraged me to speak only positively over this event; not to say that I am scared.  But the truth sets us free!  I was scared.  Not in the sense of fear, but overwhelmed, a little intimidated and with some trepidation about an event so large by my hand.  I guess I forgot that this was not about me!

As I prayed about the event and I began to seek Him for direction, He showed me something!  WE WILL BE AT COBO HALL!  WE WILL BE ON THE WATER!  We will be Walking In Faith on the Water!!!!!!!!

In all things, God has always provided and has shown me that He is in control.  I am relying totally on Him for direction. 


Won't you join me and my special guest for this experience on the WATER!  COME!

MiVida Burrus


Minister Lorrie Barnett
This woman of God has been a blessing to many for over 30 years.  Her walk of faith has been exemplified in many ways. 

Lorrie Barnett is the mother of two wonderful children, who can attest to her extraordinary walk of faith.  Although she has had personal trials in her life, she has continue to rely on the strength of the Lord to help her triumph. 

Lorrie is a minister and member of Reconciliation Word Ministry. She uses her life stories to bless and encourage others.  Lorrie ministers to people by showing them that although life will give you lemons, lemonade is possible. She believes that "God is Able" and her personal testimony exemplifies her belief.  Come out to the Banquet and get to know her, she will surely be a blessing in your life.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Isn't She Lovely!!!!

Our 2011 Mother's Day Banquet is well underway.  I am so excited because our new logo, flyer, and vision is completely overhauled.  We are so grateful to AVIMA Designs for the wonderful work that they have done for us.  Robert Deane is truly a master at this craft.  Kudos......

All that being said check out our 2011 Flyer and Honoree Spotlight of the Week.  Join us at the 2011 Mother's Day Banquet to learn more about our Honorees and to celebrate the women that you love.  Bring your mothers, sisters, friends and daughters (husbands are invited too), as we honor some wonderful women of Faith!!!! 


Janathan Abney Austin is the Executive Pastor of the Bethel Abundant Life Center Church where Elder Jathan K. Austin is the Senior Pastor. She is the daughter of the late Bishop William C. Abney and Lady Lorraine Abney. Pastor Janathan is the founder and executive director of Ministry of Diamonds, a growing ministry dedicated to empowering and causing women to come to a deeper knowledge of Jesus Christ. Her strong passion is helping women to move from a place of despair and hurt to a life of abundance and joy.

Pastor Janathan travels the country speaking and imparting to women and men the power of God transforming love. Teaching them that I can give beauty for ashes. With a heart for hurting people, especially hurting women, her ministry focuses heavily on inner healing. Psalms 147:3 “He health the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Her prayer is that the word of the lord would come.


Pastor Janathan Austin notes that  Eleanor Roosevelt best describes where I’ve been and who I am when she said.

“A woman is like a tea bag, you never now how strong she is until she gets into hot water.”

Stay Tuned For Info About Our Other Honorees

Keep Walkin',


Friday, February 4, 2011

Drum Rolllllllll Please........

Hey Ladies & Gents, 

Can you believe that we are already into 2011?  I have felt like I was in a whirlwind since the year started.  I am almost finished with Community College and well on my way to my Bachelor's Degree!!!  I think I can, I think I can.....
Sorry to be gone so long, but every week proved to be a challenge to be still.  2010 went out with a bang and 2011 started shot!!!  But God is good, able and a sustainer.  I feel like I am leveling out now. 

With all of that being said, the most exhilarating and also breathtaking is the 2011 Mother's Day Banquet.  This is truly my baby and I am pushing, pushing, pushing.  I thank God for the FaithWithHeels family, who are the mid-wives, nurtures and even wind beneath my wings.  When I feel like it is enough, their love, support, joy, hope and especially FAITH!!!! keep me going.  Their prayers and calls of encouragement are vital to the success to FaithWithHeels.  This beautiful women, love God and His people and never cease to amaze me.  Heels off! to you ladies.

The 2011 Mother’s Day Banquet is well on its way. We are so pleased to announce that we have the pleasure of honoring some powerful women!

This year’s banquet will prove to be our very best yet. Guess What???!!!!!! We have booked COBO Hall. I still can't believe it, COBO HALL, y'all and we are celebrating on the water. We have the gorgeous Portside Ball room all to our selves.  I am most excited to see all of you again this year.  Mother's Day is a great time to celebrate the women in your life.  (Men are welcome to come and celebrate their moms, wives, daughters, and sisters.)

Join us on Saturday, May 7, .2011 at 10:00 a.m. Click the link and get your tickets today, you won’t want to miss this year’s celebration!  

I am so excited about the future of FaithWithHeels and also the direction in which we are taking. Our journey is to establish a network of women who want, love and desire to see themselves and others strong and empowered.

I believe that we have some women who will encourage you, empower you, edify you and inspire you to become the best you yet!!!! They have overcome obstacles, had great challenges and even major trials but my Lord, you have to hear about their TRIUMPHS!!!!!!

Here is a list of our 2011 honorees:
(Each week we will give a brief bio of the honorees to whet your appetite.)

Pastor Janathan Abney-Austin, Ministry of Diamonds

Lorrie Barnett, Reconciliation Word Ministry

Delores Benett, North End Youth Improvement Center

Lori Robinson, B.L.A.C. Magazine Detroit

Drs. Lee & Hakim, Synergy Health

Mattie McKinney Hatchett, Oakland County Women’s Commissioner

Lady Chantell Marshall, House of Prayer, Detroit

Charitable Honorees

Geneva Jackson, Sara’s House

Kalyn Risker, S.A.F.E. NewSafeStart

Keynote Speaker

Erica Murray, Break Through the Veil

FaithWithHeels is designed to be the hub, the center, the connector of all of your talents, gifts, businesses and even your thoughts. We want to share your lives and journeys with the rest of the world.

Check Out our Honorees:

SAFE ~ Kalyn Risker
Sara's House ~ Geneva Jackson

In the meantime....Keep Walkin' In Faith,

Shoes by Bagdley Mischka ~ Humble II