About the Writer: Shielda Forrest

     Shielda Forrest lives in Williamston, North Carolina and is employed with the Bertie County Department of Social Services. She is the mother of four children and is currently the Youth Director at Roberson Chapel Word of Life Ministries, Inc. in Parmele, NC. She has a degree in elementary education and is in the process of publishing her first children's book and novel.

March 2, 2015


     Over the course of our lives, we endure many things. We have dealt with and continue to deal with disappointments, setbacks, losses, falls, hurts, and what some of us may perceive as failures.


     Now I don’t know about you, but I was not born a C...

February 18, 2015

     My sister, daughter, and I are fanatics about tag phrases, especially old cliché tags like, “If it ain’t one thing, it’s another,” but movie tags are our favorite, though. I’m quite sure everyone is familiar with Clint Eastwood’s tag line, “Go ahead, make my day,”...

February 11, 2015


     We have often heard the term ‘when all else fails’ and understand that it is referring to multiple things being tried to accomplish a goal or task, but all to no avail. There is one last resort and usually it comes with a larger price than we were willing to p...

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