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Beauty of The Week: Roberta Cooper

Roberta Cooper

Roberta resides in the Cascade Community in Atlanta with her husband, Robert and one daughter. She was born in Bridgeton, NJ and raised by a single mother after her father passed away when she was 13 years old. At a very early age, she learned the value of responsibility as she assisted her mother with her younger brothers and sisters. Despite the challenges, Roberta also learned that serving others in the community was natural as her mother often feed other children in the neighborhood along with her own seven children. Roberta learned to overcome adversity through faith, prayer, perseverance, and persistence.

In high school, Roberta was elected Secretary of her senior class. She earned a bachelors degree in Business Administration from Goldey Beacom College in Wilmington, DE and a law degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, DE where Vice President Joe Biden served as an Adjunct Professor of Constitutional Law. Roberta is a member of the Georgia State and Superior Courts bar, Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia and the New Jersey bar.

I AM

me_with_BibleThere are many in life that have no clue to what living is all about. All I ever knew growing up was church and God. Both of which I came to find out does not match up to what I was told. Church as we know it, for many, has become a place of bondage rather than a place liberty. God, as we know Him, is much more than what we have been told. Church for many has become the place of identity, where it is expedient that everybody knows your name. Even in our MEGA churches there are mini churches formed throughout the congregation. We have become what others expect us to become rather than what we were created to be.

Let’s look at it. If enough people told someone that they are called to be this or that, even if they know themselves that is not their destiny, depending on the status of the person who told them, they become what others expect them to be.

For example, there are far too many man made Bishops, Apostles, Elders, Pastors, and Ministers walking around proclaiming to be called into ministry. These self made or

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