Birthday Wishes for Dr. Rene

Birthday Wishes for Dr. Rene

First of all thanks for the birthday wishes and blessings! I was definitely showered with love yesterday. 🥳😊
Yesterday, I shared about the fullness of God’s grace. (A friend posted that 555 in Hebrew means “God’s hand” ) I am grateful God’s hand is ever-present. The problem is we don’t reach up for it in times of need! 😩 His grace is sufficient for us and His power is made perfect in our weakness.
There are often moments in my day that I wish could be erased and I start again. In those times, I would move on with my activities, but …the moment of “awkwardness, rejection, or frustration” would linger in my head throughout the day.
I am having to learn to be quick to forgive (especially myself), quick to release. This year I am going to practice “captive casting” 💡 (yep He just spoke that to my heart 😳)
René takes those thoughts captive and chooses to obey Christ-and cast your cares on Him (because He cares for you and He is able to carry them). WOW say it backward! WOW, that just ministered to me…pardon me while I lift my hands in praise because they are “free”. When we let go of what we don’t need to carry, our hands are free to be lifted in praise!
Will you join me today…and practice “captive casting” and lifting our hands in praise! 🙌🏾🙌🏾
I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;
1 Timothy 2:8
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
Psalm 134:2
❤️ and appreciate you!


Dr. René Rochester is the CEO and founder of Phat Star® Learning, formed over 10 years ago to serve urban youth, youth workers and impoverished communities. In our formative years we spent much of our time training inner-city urban youth workers. As the designer of the Kids Across America Kaleo Program, Dr. Rene had the opportunity to serve thousands of youth workers from around the country for over 10 years. During recent years, she has been very concerned with the state of education in our country especially among African American youth.

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