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 What happens when you have to be light in the darkness?

“At night, the ocean can be a huge dark place. When riding the seas, you can never know for sure if the water will be calm or turbulent. You never know if you will drift off course or run aground. That is why there are lighthouses. When ships lose their way, they are guided by the lighthouse. When there is trouble or danger at sea, you can seek refuge by the lighthouse. During a storm, the lighthouse will always guide the ships safely to shore. Best of all, there is always someone in the lighthouse waiting.

Be that someone. “Be a lighthouse. Let your life be a shining symbol for others. Let everything you do be of service to someone. Stand tall in the knowledge of who you are.  Stand proudly during tough times. Be aware that who you are and what you must offer can be a beacon to some lost soul.

Be a lighthouse keeper. Be on the lookout for lost souls. Be alert to those who may be in need and have nowhere to go or no way to get there. Be a lighthouse to a child. Guide a child. Protect a child. You don’t have to say much, just let the child know you are there should the need arise. Be a lighthouse to an elder, someone who has traveled the sea of life but now needs a bit of warmth and comfort -perhaps a cup of tea of some interesting conversation. Be a lighthouse to a young man or woman who has lost their footing or may be losing their direction in life. Remember, no matter what condition, a wind-blown sailor reaches the lighthouse in, the keeper is always welcoming. The keeper always has something on hand or knows what to do to get you up sailing again.”[1]

Ms. Robyn McCoy, our guest this week on Frankly Speaking with Tyra G is a lighthouse keeper. She has stepped into her space of service in a mighty way. She has worked in corporate America, in county government management, and as a life coach. She became Reverend Robyn McCoy when she was ordained in 2006 and she has served since then as the Woman’s Pastor at three Virginia churches.

Reverend McCoy’s journey has also taken her from wife to widow, and more importantly, it has transformed her into a true servant of the Most High God. If you ask her, she will tell you, “my journey hasn’t been and isn’t always easy, but it is always worth it.

As a committed lighthouse keeper, Robyn is proclaiming the good news to the poor, binding up the brokenhearted, comforting all who mourn, and providing for those who grieve. It is her commitment to this community of souls that motivated her to found Widowed Expressions: a fraternity and sorority of those who have lost their spouses. “WEspeak”, shorthand for Widowed Expressions cares, knows, and understands.

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[1] Iyanla Vanzant, Until Today, Daily Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind, Simon &Shuster, 2001, November.

    Until next time, remember,
  • You are not alone.
  • You are not your circumstances.
  • You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.

is a best selling author, Breakthrough Speaker and Spiritual coach. She has spent the last fifteen years mentoring and coaching those needing direction and support in the areas of life skills, leadership development, effective and efficient communications, and improved self-image. Connect with Tyra to get the support and help you need. Contact Info: Tyra Garlington Email: For Bookings and Inquiries: (813) 994-9462 As a Breakthrough Coach, Spiritual Coach and Christian Coach, Tyra offers a variety of breakthrough services including but not limited to: Personal Empowerment Coach :: Spiritual Coaching :: Breakthrough Coaching :: Christian Speaker :: Professional Speaker :: Breakthrough Speaker :: Personal Empowerment Speaker

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