In honor of Women’s History Month, we are recognizing the organization and podcast, Women Who Rise, created by Teara Randall. Women Who Rise is a safe place for women to come and share their story, their testimony, and what God has done for them in their life journey without judgement. In the world, there is so much criticism and even women can be guilty of tearing other women down, so this organization has made a vow to help uplift and empower women so they can reach their fullest potential.
Randall received the idea to create Women Who Rise from God. “I was praying one night, and I was telling God that I want to do more for you. I’m active in church. I’m active in ministry. We have outreach ministries, and I do everything that I can, but at the same time, I still felt like there was a void, like I wasn’t doing enough.” Randall felt like there were people out there that she could be reaching, could be helping. More importantly, she wanted to help women. After seeking an answer from God, he “just dropped it in my spirit,” Randall said. God told her, “You’ll get different women from everywhere to share their testimony, and their testimony alone can help someone else, whether it’s to accomplish their goals, it can help someone else rise from whatever hardship or difficulty they’re going through.”
During this process, Randall has learned so much about herself and about other people. “I’ve learned that it’s not all about me and how I feel. I have never been one to go live on social media. I never liked it. That was one thing I struggled with. I’ll post a picture, but going live, like my face on camera, it’s nerve-wracking.” Randall chose to put this struggle on the back burner and help women rise. “God had to show me that this platform is not about you…because a lot of time ministry is not about us. Ministry is helping someone else. It is literally about bringing God the glory and shedding light on his goodness and what he’s done, and letting someone else know that this is the same God that can do it for you too.” She also learned that she has the potential and the capacity to do things she never thought she’d do.
Randall has many goals for the organization. She is currently working on getting Women Who Rise on more platforms to reach more people. Women Who Rise is currently on Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram. Since the show is currently online only, she would also love to move the show from an online presence to a physical presence. In addition, she wants the organization to be present in the community, in neighborhoods, and even in women’s shelter, so they can share their testimony and what God did for them. Above all else, she wants women to know they’re not alone, and that they’re not the only ones going through a hard time.
There are two things that Randall wants people to take away from the show. The first thing is that no matter what the situation is, you can rise. “I don’t care what the situation, what the circumstance, I don’t care who said you can’t rise, you can rise from it.” The second thing she wants people to take away from the show is that in order to rise, you need God. “I don’t ever want any woman to think, oh, I can rise, and I can do it all by myself. I want you to rise, but I want you to know that it’s going to be with the help of the Lord.”
Women Who Rise is a positive show and Randall believes that more shows like this are needed. “The world is hurting, and our world is in bad shape. People need to know that there is a God…I think more platforms like this are needed to show people that with God, you can have so much peace.” Randall is a phenomenal woman who has chosen to rise, and she wants other women to rise with her.
October 16, 2023, HOUSTON, TX – Congressional Candidate Amanda Edwards has raised over $1 million in less than 4 months, a substantial sum that helps bolster the frontrunner status of the former At-Large Houston City Council Member in her bid for U.S. Congress. Edwards raised over $433,000 in Q3 of 2023. This strong Q3 report expands on a successful Q2 where Edwards announced just 11 days after declaring her candidacy that she had raised over $600,000. With over $829,000 in cash-on-hand at the end of the September 30th financial reporting period, Edwards proves again that she is the clear frontrunner in the race. “I am beyond grateful for the strong outpouring of support that will help me to win this race and serve the incredible people of the 18th Congressional District,” said Edwards. “We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s trajectory, and we need to send servant leaders to Congress who can deliver the results the community deserves. The strong support from our supporters will help us to cultivate an 18th Congressional District where everyone in it can thrive.” Edwards said. “Amanda understands the challenges that the hard-working folks of the 18th Congressional District face because she has never lost sight of who she is or where she comes from; she was born and raised right here in the 18th Congressional District of Houston,” said Kathryn McNiel, spokesperson for Edwards’ campaign. Edwards has been endorsed by Higher Heights PAC, Collective PAC, Krimson PAC, and the Brady PAC. She has also been supported by Beto O’Rourke, among many others. About Amanda: Amanda is a native Houstonian, attorney and former At-Large Houston City Council Member. Amanda is a graduate of Eisenhower High School in Aldine ISD. Edwards earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Edwards practiced law at Vinson & Elkins LLP and Bracewell LLP before entering public service. Edwards is a life-long member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Acres Homes. For more information, please visit www.edwardsforhouston.com
As September 13th rolls around, we extend our warmest birthday wishes to the creative powerhouse, Tyler Perry, a man whose indomitable spirit and groundbreaking work have left an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. With his multifaceted talents as an actor, playwright, screenwriter, producer, and director, Tyler Perry has not only entertained but also inspired audiences worldwide, particularly within the African-American community, where his influence and role have been nothing short of powerful. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1969, Tyler Perry’s journey to stardom was a path riddled with adversity. Raised in a turbulent household, he found refuge in writing, using it as a therapeutic outlet. This period of introspection gave rise to one of his most iconic creations, Madea, a vivacious, no-nonsense grandmother who would later become a beloved figure in Perry’s works, offering a unique blend of humor and profound life lessons. Despite facing numerous challenges, including rejection and financial struggles, Perry’s determination and unwavering belief in his abilities propelled him forward. In 1992, he staged his first play, “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” which, although met with limited success, was a pivotal moment in his career. Unfazed by initial setbacks, Perry continued to hone his craft, and by 1998, he had successfully produced a string of stage plays that showcased his storytelling prowess.
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