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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07JKJBJWZ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Jozef Syndicate; 1st edition (October 20, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 20, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 841 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 31 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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barbara w. green ( is a licensed professional counselor, marriage and family therapist, ordained minister, author of "The Parent Anointing," and motivational speaker.

mrs. green is president and CEO of an internationally expanding business, Inner Reflections Private Counseling and Motivational Consulting Agency, where she travels worldwide to conduct trainings and seminars. she is also the founder and executive director of the ZOE Survivor and Relationship Skills Center.

she earned an undergraduate degree in secondary education from Grambling State University and a master's degree in counseling and behavioral studies from Southern University. Additionally she has received training from several institutions including the Therapon Institute in Marrero, La. she has provided services to numerous state agencies, educational institutions, private industries, and religious organizations. She has spoken to audiences that number, collectively, in the thousands.

mrs. green believes in serving the community and giving back. Much of her community work involves writing articles for local magazines, conduction seminars on single parenting, relationship building, marriage, and women's retreats. She is married to Henry Green, of Belle Chase, Louisiana, for more than 42 years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Barbara W. Green delivered the "babies."
By Jozef Syndicate on March 11, 2019
The Baton Rouge minister, author, licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist labored far too long with her stories of purpose or "babies" growing within her that she finally birthed them in her latest book titled "A Charge to Keep" (Jozef Syndicate).

Green said the purpose of the book is to encourage others that their purpose, dreams, and vision can make a difference.

"'The afterbirth of doubt and negativity will disappear in the light of the reality of the birth," she writes in the introduction. "We will slap it gently and tell it to wake up. We will be the first to hold it and look at it as an extension of our individual self. We will know that it will survive with or without us because we never impregnated ourselves with this purpose in the first place. Somebody greater did. And He gets all the credit."

Green shares 11 short stories dealing with such issues as domestic violence, youth violence, gangs, marriage, divorce, love, and teen drug use.

The shortest of the stories is titled "The Other Side," which takes up only two of the book's 86 pages. The story is about a young child who didn't like that her mother laid out the wrong color blouse to go with her skirt.

"The little girl saw the orange blouse and decided that it in no way matched her red skirt," Green writes. "She would not be the laughing stock of the class wearing a red skirt with an orange blouse."

The girl had her say before the mother retorted, "Melissa, the blouse does match. It's reversible. You have to turn it on the other side."

The story appeals to the heart.

"What are we missing by not looking on the other side? What's on the other side of our sister's frown? Or our brother's anger? What is on the other side our sorrow and pain? Take a few moments and show some concern for your brother or sister. … Purpose in your heart to turn the inside out for another."

Other chapters in the book include "Beneath the Tree," "Reflections," and "Shine On."

By Terry Robinson
The Advocate
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