Friday, December 18, 2009

Cinderella Released Meets Jazz Singer!

Jacqueline is a great jazz singer, but even a greater woman. She is as beautiful on the inside as her voice and her appearance reveals...

Cinderella Released is so honored to be part of Jackie's loved fans!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Cinderella Released Meets Rodney Thomas

Thursday was a banner day for Cinderella Released. I got lost on the way to the printer to pick up the inserts for the Masquerade Celery Ball that is happening Saturday evening. BTW - How do you like my new house - maybe one day?

Little did I know what or whom I would meet at the Minuteman Press in Longwood. I stood behind this nice gentleman picking up his printing and we exchanged introductions. Something in our conversation led me, (He actually told me about Lavish Escape's co-owner Layne Clyburn whom I intend to meet with soon.) I began sharing with him about "Joy Recovery" and told him I had a brochure and pamphlet on "Virtue" in my car. He said, "I'll wait for you outside."

The next thing we are in a very deep conversation about the Lord, and Rodney Thomas, IE Home Services (His company renovates and restores houses like the one in the picture). Rodney then began to share with me, words of encouragement, things only God knew... He began to read my mail in other words. He began to talk about dreams, visions, streams and how God "planned to blend" my talents, giftings and callings in the marketplace. This was a divine and life changing moment and God knows I needed it!

Rodney used to work with Benny Hinn ministries, and knows some of the very answers to the questions I've been asking the Lord for help with.

One of the things I teach in Joy Recovery is the need for building relationships and how important it is for our "joy recovery." We are not an island to our selves, although some of the time I would like to be on one --- ALONE (except for Jesus of course)!

Thursday was a day of blessing for this Cinderella who has been released from the darkness, dreariness, sadness and worry, that tries to come and rain on the parade the Lord is trying to build in my life.

As I have been walking this "one day at a time" program, I am starting (note: I said starting) to learn that God does ordain each and every step if we are willing to take the step of faith and praise Him, even in the midst of the storms.

We serve a mighty God and I know Rodney will become a key individual in helping me find my destiny. I've prayed and asked God to put wise counsel in my path, and to seek safety in a multitude of counselors, as I try not to run wild in my pursuit of freedom in Christ. My old nature, the crouching, fearful Cinderella, is growing stronger and stronger each day. My prayer for the boldness of a Lion, I believe will be realized, and it will be tempered with the love of Jesus.

This encounter was just one of so many that I've journaled over the years. This meeting with Rodney and with Sandy on the same day, was almost too much for me to handle. It's almost as if it is surreal.

Today was a God day and He made it and I will rejoice in it!

Cinderella Released
Thursday, March 5, 2009

Sandy Is

Sandy Isaacs
Break Away Moments

Winter Springs, FL

Tel: (407) 272-7522


As owner of Break Away Moments I have something 'very special' to offer at my themed specialty events, where each one is unique in nature...'To experience my events is to experience something extraordinary...the 'cutting edge' difference in social functions with a classy Caribbean emphasis. I want people to 'Break Away' from the ordinary venues and step into my world of classy events with a mystic Caribbean flair!

I'd also like for folks to feel the warmth of the islands, and the wonderful element of the Caribbean people and what we have to offer, as portrayed in each event...I'm seeking the diversity of the social groups, but am also recognizing the importance of my own personal background as a Jamaican ... I'm striving to attain elegance, quality, and a certain 'special atmosphere' at all of my affairs...The kind of atmosphere that I always sought when I would attend functions....I will have the kind of classic, custom-made events that will not compromise those standards. Of course, the possibilities are endless!...And you will want to be there!

Break Away Moments is only just getting started! I'm anxious to share my world of exclusive social functions with an upscale Caribbean emphasis and 'special touches' with you, my awesome audience. I promise that you wil meet, greet, mix and mingle, in style and classy flair! Join me and step into my world of irresistable vibes and top-notch events...designed especially with V.I.P. you in mind!

Sandy Isaacs, 51, Mother of five children...Shauna 23, Lauren 22, Jonathan 20, and twins Christian & Traci 17.

As you can see from Sandy's photo, she is looking great. It must be all the fun she is having on the Breakaway Moments she's been taking.

When I met with Sandy this past Thursday, we shared our heart, our stories, and of course about our children! Sandy's got me beat by one!

During our time together I felt my "joy receptor" rise about 10 levels. Sandy is an inspiring woman of faith and God is taking her places she never dreamed she be going! She's a wonderful loving mother and awesome entrepeneaur and Sandy will be one of the individuals I share about in Cinderella Released "Joy Recovery Stories."

Our meeting was a divine appointment and Sandy's laugh is contagious. You must contact her, get to meet her and definately make plans to go on one of her inexpensive "breakaway" tours. You won't be disappointed!

Cinderella Released, Thursday, March 5, 2009

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Cinderella Released's Encounter with Sandy Isaacs

Break Away Moments & The Caribbean Islands....
When I think of the Caribbean I think of home!....Home of beautiful beaches where the water stretches for miles beyond the horizon, with color so blue while ever so clear....I think of the sand, everlasting and white, fine sand that's for sifting and forever alright.... I connotate images of gorgeous, riveting sunsets, with color that glows so much beyond the imagination....I think of the hot Caribbean sun which penetrates each pore and feels so good....

And then I think of the contrast of tropical nights with stars so bright, and the seabreeze that gives way to the gentleness of night... I think of the laughter of the people, smiling faces, young children who are 'youthful', arts and craft that are indigenous to the island perspective, and artists painting, carving and sculpting their vision into works that only 'handmade love' could create.

I think of the beauty of the island flora so captivating in bloom, and the fauna that's lush and seen everywhere....Poinciana, coconut and mango trees...There's nothing like them, and the images you see... I think of the people who simply 'tell it like it is' ...yet, are warm, affectionate, and ever caring as it is. Ethnic island foods so native and great....What other cooking serves to so rate?... The smell of the islands so perfect and sweet....pungent fruit smells just permeate and treat!...

Colorful fruit, beautiful people, magnificent islands, sensational heat.....The Caribbean rhythm, the Caribbean beat....The liveliest of people, the best that there is!...I think of the music with the reggae beat...Steel drum, steel pan, pretty much the same thing....Simply, one rhythm filled with such zest!....Vibrant, hot, lavish and slow.....'No problem, man!' is often heard, and to many is said....Carefree, fun loving, happiness and glee....These are the sentiments that express exactly what my homeland Jamaica, and other islands mean to me!

Sandy Isaacs

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The Break Away Moments Television Show is Coming!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bee the Best with Thelma

Our vision is quite simple. We believe God has birthed this ministry to cause effective, positive change in the people we serve, their families and their communities, by motivating and encouraging them to be their best for God. We believe that we have been raised up, in part, as fruit to teach, preach, and be an example of the Titus 2:3-5 and Proverbs 31woman. We have the vision to see as many people healed, saved and delivered by God’s grace, and empowered by the Holy Spirit to do the work for which God called them.
Our Motto is: “In Christ, you can BEE the best!” Philippians 4:13

By God’s Help we can:
Bee Aware of who we are
Eliminate the negatives
Strive for Eternal Value
Have overwhelming Success!

New TV Show on CH-34 DFW

Thelma Wells carries the name "Mama T" well. Just one look at her new show and you'll be hooked. In some shows she's teaching and in others she's chatting with her girlfriends about LIFE. But, in every show you can feel the warmth, love, honesty and devotion of A Woman of God.

Find out more!

Kevin Bales Setting Captives Free

Cinderella Released there on the scene to meet and get first hand knowledge on the Dr. and the Free the Slaves Organization!

Kevin Bales is the kind of freedom fighter every country needs. He and the members of Free the Slaves work around the clock and the globe to set the captives free!

Dr. Bales and the Free the Slaves group is caring and concerned about the 27 million people who are in slavery in the world today. Members, of the 4th largest emancipation effort in history, risk their lives every day to free others from this global atrocity!

If you didn’t know you were on Seminole Community College’s campus you might have thought you were on the set at FOX News or CNN. On Friday, January 16th the monthly International Book Club, led by Dr. Laura Ross, hosted the world’s leading expert on modern slavery and author of Ending Slavery, Dr. Kevin Bales. Dr. Bales was in Central Florida speaking at the University of Central Florida and agreed to attend Seminole Community College’s International Book Club which is reviewing the book.

President Dr. E. Ann McGee, Dean of Students, technicians, cameras, students, teachers and faculty waited with expectation for the freedom fighter to arrive. Dr. Bales, introduced as the number one modern day abolitionist, quickly deferred to the many who are fighting on the side of freedom and against the atrocities happening globally. “The big O: The Oprah Magazine” describes that Bale’s book, “Tempers horror with hope by outlining local and global actions to liberate as many as 27 million people worldwide from their lacerating bonds.”

Upon Dr. Bales arrival you felt a strong presence of character, passion, and humbleness blanket the room full of attendees. A man on a mission, with laptop in hand, got busy, assisting set up his own PowerPoint presentation. A sudden sense of excitement and expectancy sprung forth as everyone waited, then 5…4…3…2… Dr. Laura Ross, head of the book club, opened the meeting which was being fed live to all the SCC campuses. She began the meeting with a brief welcome and then introduced Dr. John Bersia, Special Assistant to the President for Global Perspectives from the University of Central Florida who then introduced Dr. Kevin Bales, as the “leading abolitionist in the world.” Dr. Bales, accepted modestly and referred to the many in the anti-slavery movement. With a similar demeanor to the character actor who played William Wilberforce in Amazing Grace. Dr. Kevin Bales, obviously not acting, described to the group the horrors of slavery as well as the solutions. Dr. Bales, who has taken up the charge has participated in helping free thousands upon thousands of slaves earning him the title world’s leading expert on modern day

Dr. Bales educated the group on what slavery is and what it is not. He described slavery as a human being that is being controlled by violence or threat, working without payment, and being economically exploited. A slave can’t walk away from his/her life without making the choice he would rather starve than be a slave. Slavery only exists because of human greed. He explained why the supply and demand of slaves and human trafficking had risen so dramatically over the past 50 years. He explained, “It is due to wars, conflicts, globalization, global warming, but particularly, kleptocracies.” These are governments that extends the personal wealth and political power of government officials and the ruling class (collectively, kleptocrats) at the expense of the population.

The cost of the average slave has plummeted drastically. Shocking and sobering were the statistics Bales gave on the cost of slaves in the 18th century and now. Bales described, “In 1850 an average field hand slave cost $1,250 which would represent $40,000 in today’s U.S. dollar. Today you can buy a slave with as little as a promise to educate, feed and cloth a child to an average of around $90 U.S. dollars.”

Dr. Bales went on to describe why slavery continues to exist in such mass numbers (over 27 million) is because it is economically feasible. Another factor is because of the financial shifts happening worldwide. Bales predicts, “Slavery is right on the edge of our economy and is very close to being pushed over that edge into extinction.” The crux of the matter is he needs help pushing. Slavery could be abolished worldwide for about $4.50 per American. This equates to $10.8 billion to set-free, re-educate the existing 27 million and rising slaves in the world to become income producing individuals. “It would take about twenty years,” Bales said. His plan and passion are described in his books, Ending Slavery, and Disposable People.

Most slaves are born into slavery and know nothing else. At this point, Dr. Bales began to explain one of the biggest problems associated with freeing slaves is “botched emancipation.” This happens when a slave is “just let go” to fend for themselves. This happens all the time because the cost for a slave is so low, when one is injured or sick, and if he or she doesn’t die, they are just disposable and thrown away, “like Bic pens,” Bales said. “This is why making certain that once the slave is free, they can support themselves and their family is so important.” This is what he described happened at the end of the civil war in America where ex-slaves were seen walking the roads looking for family and had no place to go. Many had to return to a life of “free-will” slavery.

At the close of the meeting Dr. Bales answered three specific questions from this particular interviewer.

First, “In regards, to your books, and who you are, what emotion was the most difficult to contain while writing this book?” Secondly, “If you could get this book into the hands and heads of three people with the purpose to effect change, who would those three people be?” And, thirdly, “What about your mother? What kind of woman is your mother, to have raised a son who will obviously impact our world in such a powerful way?”

Bales said, “Wow! You ask some really difficult questions.” After a brief pause he started in with “First, let me respond to the question about my mother.” Bales smiles and says, “I think she is surprised, my mother is surprised. She is 87, lives alone, has all her faculties about her and she is definitely surprised at what I’ve become involved in. I don’t think she expected it.” Bales face softens tenderly as he continues, “She’s also a woman of faith and she’s worked hard her entire life, very hard. She’s seen difficult times. She comes from a family who had to work the land hard and they didn’t give up.

She’s an Okee.” His countenance displayed his obvious love, warmth and compassion towards his mother. For a brief moment it appeared as if he was thinking of her, eyes glistening, he continues to speak about her life, hardships, family and it appeared as if the picture changed from his mother, to freedom, he paints a picture by saying, “If you’ve seen the picture of the Grapes of Wrath and the family traveling, the girl, in the family, that’s her.
She came from a family that had to work hard with their hands. You do the right thing regardless of the costs, even if you have to work hard, for not very much.”
Bales answered the question about three influential readers who could effect change with the response, “Bono, of course!” The audience immediately agreed. “President Clinton has been carrying my book and talking about it in interviews, and I’m hoping Hillary has read the book. I don’t know if President elect Obama has read it, but of course he would be a key person. But most likely the person will be an unknown, someone you’ve never heard of that will read the book and it will spark a flame in them to run with the movement and help carry the torch to slavery’s end.”

The third question Dr. Bales answered me, was which emotion was most difficult to contain while writing his book. He said, “Freeing the slaves in Nepal. We (the movement) changed the laws which freed twenty to forty thousand slaves, but it was a botched emancipation. Bales felt there wasn’t the support system needed equipped to handle educating, housing and feeding this many people. “It was an overwhelming release and victory, yet, he said, He felt partly responsible that it wasn’t all they had hoped for.” The emancipation didn’t contain all the elements needed to properly equip the freed slaves.

In closing, Bales autographed his book and the man himself leaves you with the fire and passion that spawns a strong sense of desire and hope that as an individual you can do something about this issue. It made this interviewer want to shout, scream and be a part in what he described as, “the fourth greatest abolitionist movement in history!”

Anyone who wants to know more about this organization and how they can jump on board the freedom train can go to