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Reverend Dr. Daphyne K. Brown, Founder

Inspirational, Motivational Scriptures and Quotes

Submitted by Sister Julia Bell


I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  ~ Philippians 4:13

None of us got to where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody = a parent, a teacher, an ivy league crony, of a few nuns, bent down to help us pick up our boots. ~ Thurgood Marshall

It always seems impossible until it is done. ~ Nelson Mandela

“The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.” ~ Maya Angelou

It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. 
~ Fredrick Douglas

Those who are happiest, are those who do the most for others. 
~ Fredrick Douglas

I am in politics because of the conflict between good and evil, and I believe that in the end good will triumph. ~ Margaret Thatcher

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ~Barack Obama

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  ~ Mahatma Gandi

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these. ~ George Washington Carver

She who kneels before God can stand before anyone.  ~ Unknown

Sometimes we’re all too quick to count down the days, that we forget to make the days count. ~ Unknown

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. ~ Henry J. Kaiser

Clear your mind of can’t. ~ Samuel Johnson

If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way, if you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. ~ Jim Rohn

It is hard to beat a person, who never gives up. ~ Babe Ruth

 “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” ~ Maya Angelou

Well done good and faithful servant. ~ Matthew 25:21

Well done is better than well said. ~ Benjamin Franklin

The time is always right to do what is right.  ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.


It is more Blessed to give than to receive. ~ Acts 20:35

When it’s hard and you are doubtful, give more. ~ Francis Chan

No one ever became poor by giving. ~ Anne Frank

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” ~ Maya Angelou

For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many. ~ Mark 10:4

Whenever any person suffers for someone, in greater need, that person is human. ~ Cesar Chavez

From what we get, we can make a living – What we give, however makes a life. ~ Arthur Ashe


Haven’t I commanded you: Be Strong and be of a good courage, be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for thy Lord God is with thee whithersoever, thou goest. ~ Joshua 1:9

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God’s creation.” ~ Maya Angelou

A good head and a good heart make for a formidable combination.
~ Nelson Mandela

It is always the secure who are humble. ~ Gilbert Chesterton

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
~ C.S. Lewis

Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.” ~ Maya Angelou

Creativity is intelligence having fun. ~ Albert Einstein

Fear thou not; for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. ~ Isaiah 41:10

But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. ~ Matthew 6:33

Ask and it will be given. Seek and you will find. Knock and the door will be opened for you. ~ Luke 11:9

I believe in only one race, that is the human race. ~ Rosa Parks

Whenever, I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. ~ Abraham Lincoln

The soul that is within me, no man can degrade.  ~ Frederick Douglas


Faith, Hope and Love, but the greatest of all of these is Love.
~ 1st Corinthians 13:13

 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” ~ John 13:34-35

“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” ~ Maya Angelou

A Merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones. ~ Proverbs 17:22

Inspirational, Motivational Scriptures and Quotes



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Carole Hayes,

Prayer is the communication vehicle by which we petition the will of God. Prayer is also a form of worship and the bridge to healing and wholeness. Prayer is to be understood as the “solid rock” of our foundation in Christ.  “Upon this rock, I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it”. (Matt 16:18). Prayer and prayer warriors are the cornerstone of COHAW. We meet daily to give thanks to God and to pray for one another.

We invite you to join us for prayer at 6:45 am Monday through Friday. Please dial (425) 436-6260 and enter the access code 2011322. (Please  note this is not a toll free number and long distance rates may apply). Prayer is always the first most important resource in seeking God’s guidance for direction, physical and spiritual healing.

Pastoral Care and Counseling

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Sister Cheryl Wilson,
Visionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling

COHAW Pastoral Care & Counseling Specialties:

  • Families

  • Couples

  • Marital & Pre-marital

  • Groups

  • Individuals

  • Children

  • Teens

  • Domestic Violence & Spousal Abuse

  • Teens & Relationship Safety

  • Grief & Loss

Pastoral Care & Counseling provides a Holistic approach to coping with everyday life stresses coupled with unplanned trauma and events. When one’s spirit and physical reality are in alignments with fundamental Christian beliefs, healing occurs; when coupled with Prayer which is the communication vehicle by which we petition the will of God. Prayer is the most important resource in seeking God’s guidance for direction and spiritual healing in the church and is the bridge to healing and wholeness.

COHAW provides soul care and counseling, integrating, prayer and the behavioral sciences with practical and spiritual concepts leading toward the achievement of wholeness and health.

COHAW Pastoral Care partners with other religious organizations and social networks to provide solutions for the whole person.

COHAW enjoys reaching out to the community by presenting seminars and workshops and facilitating groups that promote spiritual wholeness and health in such areas as: anxiety, communication skills, strengthening marriages and parenting skills and healing damaged emotions.


Sister Loretta Pearson,
Visionary of 

The vision for Evangelism is HOPE: Helping Others through Positive Encouragement. The primary objective of HOPE is to spread the Good News Gospel, ministering to those at risk. Through the blessing of service, women are empowered, self-esteem is developed and maintained, and spiritual and personal growth is fostered. 

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

Christian Education and Resources

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Deacon Theresa McLemore,
Visionary of Christian Resources

We provide resources and training for daily challenges which affect the mind and spirit. Our conference and seminars address such issues as overcoming anxiety, depression and strengthening our faith.

We provide helpful resources on our website to assist in the day to today management of life issues. Our goal is to provide credible leads and information which will include assistance with parental concerns, shelters, food, clothing, educational opportunities, healthcare, transportation, senior care, caregiver and respite opportunities.


Sister Loretta Williams,
Visionary of 

Giving back and providing support to our community is critical to our success. There are countless ways to help in our community. COHAW focus is on education and resources. Our Restoration Conferences are educational while providing for the mind, body and spirit. COHAW donates food and clothing to the community as well as religious educational scholarships for those in need.


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Sister Julia Bell,
Visionary of 

COHAW creates, produce and promotes Christian theater, music and dance through the aid of multimedia.

At Restoration III we produced “Am I my Sisters Keeper “which was based on the biblical story of Cain and Able. At Restoration IV we produced “The Prodigal Daughter” based on the biblical story of the prodigal son. Our goal is to bring scripture alive in our present-day challenges and demonstrate how God’s love and word. We promote the use of God’s gifts and make sure the opportunity to use God-given gifts are provided at our conferences.

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