Dr. Tonya Armstrong

“Even Me:” A Mother’s Day Reflection

Mother’s Day was established in 1914 in the U.S. as a day for showing appreciation for the contributions of mothers, and rightly so, because motherhood can be one of the toughest jobs you’ll ever love.  We celebrate motherhood because it is a life-long commitment that requires planning and leadership.  Motherhood is an investment in children, …

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“Inspiring Beauty:” Eunice Johnson’s Beauty Started Within

“In like a lion, out like a lamb.” At least that’s what it seems like during this early March period.  Back on Groundhog Day, Punxsutawney Phil announced that there would be six more weeks of winter.  Meanwhile, down south in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Sir Walter Wally asserted that spring was on the …

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Free From Pain

In follow up to Union Baptist Church’s Leadership Conference two weekends ago and its inspiring theme, “Going to the Next Level,” our Ministry of Congregational Care and Counseling ( a.k.a. “MC3”) had our annual retreat last weekend.  Our focus for the half-day retreat was “Taking MC3 to the Next Level.” Our Stephen Ministers, Stephen Leaders, …

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