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Sheila P. Spencer is committed to educating and encouraging. She’s a published author, spoken word poet, ordained minister, spiritual director, and educator whose inspiring messages have been shared internationally. Sheila believes and often says, "I am blessed to be a blessing."

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  1. So good. the read was especially good as I have surgery next month with some required down time. I will embrace it giving me time to transition and not get anxious about getting behind. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I enjoyed reading this article. I would like the permission to share it with some women at my church and I would like the opportunity to preach a part of it that truly spoke to me as a sermon at my church. Continue writing and encouraging others. Love it so much.

  3. Thank you for sharing your gift of love and poetry to the world! You are speaking life into the hearts of people everywhere!

  4. This beautifully describes how I approached my most recent transition. Due to a sudden, unexpected, rapid decline in my mental health, I chose to leave work and rest. During my reset, I gained clarity while being quiet. I enjoyed weeks without an agenda. I acknowledged the pain and trauma I neatly tucked away. This transition period birthed a love for my wellbeing and allowed me to reclaim my life on my own terms. What looked like crazy was actually the hallway preparing me to enter the house of serenity and peace. Yes, you’re right about embracing transitions even while uncertain about the outcome.

  5. Eloquently said! This article was right on time as I’m going through a transition phase now. I never looked at transitional periods as a time for rest and reflection. I looked at it as a time to move through as quickly as possible. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Going through my transition stage now and it is freeing. Thank you for such beautiful words of wisdom.

  7. Sheila P. Spencer, you have just given me inspiration!

    I am encountering transitions in my life today, but you have given me an answer while waiting and going through.

    I am learning to grow, to be patient with me , to be

  8. Thank you for writing about transition and calling out the underlying fear of not knowing and forcing trust. We either trust that God is in control or stay in fear.

  9. Thank you for sharing this thought provoking journey into life transitions. The depth and intensity of insight of this writing provided a comfortable space to live in, connect with, grow into and feel the emotion of life’s “in-between”.

  10. Thank you for sharing this timely message. I’ll take the charge of entering transition as a “sacred moment!”

  11. Rev. Sister Soror Friend you have truly imparted words of inspiration!

    “There is power in the hidden”! I felt those words on so many levels.

    I pray that you continue to allow your gifts to help shift the world!

  12. In my 72 + years I have gone through many transitions. Each one has opened new doors, new adventures, new frustrations, and new friends, It has made me resilient.

  13. Sis. Sheila,

    I am truly inspired by these timely words. I’m in that transitional space right now and I see my need for being patient with myself. Allow me to be me without feeling anxious..thank you for I receive these words of relief with joy.

  14. What a word of wisdom. You have planted a seed. And this stirred in my spirit, “There is power in the in-between.” God bless you!

  15. Thank you. This is a beautiful description of the season I am in. You said so accurately what the Spirit is saying to me. God bless you.🙏🏾❤️

  16. Beautifully and meaningfully spoken. Your quote “What if we view transitions not as something we have to endure but as sacred moments that we enter into?” is a treasure! Thank you for this wonderful revelation to a period in time that we all must face in our personal sacred moments. You are a jewel, Sheila. I am so grateful to God for the gift he has given you that you share so freely. May God continue to bless you and walk alongside you in these sacred moments.

  17. Thank you, awesome and new way to see transition and I will embrace my upcoming transition (retirement). Min. Ron Taylor sent this reading to me and I plan to share it as well.

  18. Wow, Sis! You preached a great sermon — in a few precious paragraphs. My sincere gratitude for the enlightenment.

  19. I love this article by my friend, Sheila Spencer, about transitions and how to embrace them and see them in a new and positive light.

  20. A beautiful and powerful perspective of embracing the NOW! I am Thankful! Thank you, Sheila! 🙏🏾✨️

  21. This is wonderful. I often say I’m on break since I left my career in 2021 after thirty two years. I will begin saying I’m in transition from now on as I decide what new career path to pursue.

  22. This reminds me of being in the valley. Most people believe they are healed or made whole once they make it through their challenges. I believe that I healed or made whole while going through my challenges or what I like to call the valley. I embrace my valley experiences because that is where I learn to surrender and accept that God is in control. In my valleys, my faith is made stronger.

  23. Absolutely wonderfully stated Sheila! Thank you for putting pen to paper (or keys) to share these rich delicious nuggets of truth with us. I’ve always enjoyed your writing and as always…I’m the better for having read your words! Continued blessings my sister in rhyme.

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