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Thankful Thursdays Spring Edition

As I often remind myself, Thanksgiving is a mindset. Today is the first of May, The National Day of Prayer, and…Thankful Thursday! Each Thursday in May, I will focus on one person or organization that has been a positive connection on my journey.

Today’s featured person is Rev. Dr. Deborah Mitchell. Or, as I endearingly refer to her as, Minister Debby. Dr. Mitchell is a poet, writer, teacher, minister, founder of a non-profit organization and program manager at the University of Michigan Medical School. I began to study under Minister Debby a couple years ago through her Christian Writers workshop, one of the workshop series under the umbrella of ATAMI (All Things Artistic Ministries, Inc.).

Since that time, I have learned how to find encouragement through scripture and spiritual strength under her direction. On top of that, she has been a supporter of community and business endeavors that I have worked on. For example, I held a workshop that fell on a day she could not attend. So, she provided scholarships for two writers (of my choosing) that could use the financial assistance.
Thank you, Dr. Deborah Mitchell!
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Leslie discovered the power of the pen in the third grade after her family moved to a new school district. Writing became a way to sort out her new surroundings and escape to fantasy landscapes. That child, and voice, has matured into a poet, writer, blogger, journalist, online content creator and editor. Leslie is a social entrepreneur with a demonstrated commitment to community. She is an active community member in Washtenaw County (Michigan) with expertise in social media marketing and content management systems, volunteer coordination and writing and 19 years of experience in the areas of online community management, training, leadership development, and social networking. She is interested in facilitating connection with both community residents and businesses. Through this work, the economy of the community is improved and the organizations are financially successful. Her main mode of advocacy and online community, however, is through writing.

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