I run with passion into His abundance so that I may reach the purpose that Jesus Christ has called me to fulfill and wants me to discover.
— Philippians 3:12, TPT
 

8 Fun Facts about me:

💫Jesus has my heart!

💫I am originally from the Bronx, NY, although I am a Caribbean (and Southern) girl at heart, currently residing in Houston, TX.

💫I am a natural encourager. It's like my feel good drug of choice.

💫I love anything with hearts, warm weather, being near bodies of water, traveling and reading.

💫What I’m passionate about: all things purpose related, gifts, dreams, goals and truly living the life you were already created and destined to live.

💫Things I collect: Pretty journals, greeting cards and words/quotes

💫Talent I wish I had: Singing

💫Places I would love to visit: Greece, Israel and Morocco

 

FORMALITIES (Qualifications):

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Emory University)

  • Registered nurse for 16 years

  • Dual Masters of Arts in Practical Theology & Human Services Counseling (Regent University)

  • Certified Intelligent Behavior Life Coach and Professional Life and Leadership Coach through Lifeforming Coaching.

  • Managing Partner at Life More Abundantly Coaching, LLC.

  • Blogger at Lady in Waiting 222

  • Managing Partner of The Potter's P.E.A.R.L.S., a mentoring and coaching program, for young ladies

  • Author of P.R.A.Y. (Pursue Righteousness And Yield: What Really Happens When You P.R.A.Y.?)

 The truth is: At first, we don't always know or recognize who that woman in the mirror is that is staring back at us...

  • That woman God created you to BE, not the one society, culture, family, self or your experiences have told you that you were.

  • That woman who is in the center of God's will, doing the things He called you to DO, instead of wasting time on things that have no eternal value or significance.

  • That woman who is living the more abundant life that God has already destined for you to LIVE, instead of merely surviving, or worst...existing. 

When you start embracing the woman you are becoming and were created to BE, others will begin to embrace her too. 
— Charlene A. Jean-Pierre (P.R.A.Y. Book)

About P.R.A.Y.

Why did you write P.R.A.Y.?

The Lord gave me the book title and the chapter names 7 years ago. It was one morning, two weeks after I had turned in my resignation letter at my job as a school nurse and had no other job lined up. I wanted to share a part of my story, particularly the struggles and triumphs, as well as all that was going on (and would happen) in my life when I finally said, 'Yes'to the Lord to truly start walking in my purpose. People often see the end result and success, but never know what happened in between. It was also important for me to show people that in the midst of all that you will face on your purpose journey, there is hope and it is extremely rewarding when you decide to partner with God in the process.


Is this a book on prayer?

No!  When I first received the title from the Lord, I thought it was going to be on prayer, but I was sadly mistaken. The Lord had other plans! I do talk about prayer in the book and I share a lot of my intimate prayers to the Lord, but this book covers so much more than that. P.R.A.Y.ing is an important part in the purpose journey though!

 


What topics are covered in the book?

I address it all! Just to name a few, I cover: depression, broken relationships, dating, singleness, illness, ministry challenges and burnout, purpose, unforgiveness, boundaries, doubt, fear, faith, finances, religionship vs. relationship, healing, and church hurt.


Find snippets from a couple chapters of P.R.A.Y. here.


What are your hopes for the reader?

My prayer is that everyone who reads the book will feel encouraged, convicted, challenged, empowered and then bold enough to step out into their purpose, if they already know it. My hope for the readers who desire to know their purpose will have the push they need to start the process to find out who they were created to be and what they were called to do on this earth. For those who have stepped out and are walking in their purpose or have an idea of what they were called to do, but have gotten stuck or become discouraged, my hope is that their passion and fire will be reignited and that they will continue taking steps forward again in obedience.

Are you planning to write more books?

Absolutely! I already have the title and topics for my next book. I believe this next book will also be a great resource for anyone who has faced challenges in life and needs some tools to keep pushing forward in spite of them. I am excited about this next project!

When are you going to start believing Me? (Excerpt from Chapter 9)

Here was where I found myself, my first day of being officially unemployed on August 30, 2011, with no prospective job in sight. Strangely enough, I was completely at peace and I didn’t feel led to look for another job at that time.

I can still remember sitting in the middle of the living room floor with some poster board-sized sticky notes, colorful markers, my Bible and my journal. I decided that day that I was going to believe Him.

Well, I kind of had to at that point because it was my only option. I decided to believe Him for my future, for what was next, for His direction and for His instructions. It was the first time I had ever been unemployed in the fifteen years I had been working at that time, something that was unheard of in a West Indian household…

I had a hard time telling my parents for a long time. Explaining it to them was equally as hard. Yet, while it was a scary place to be, it was also so freeing…

As I sat on the floor that morning, I had some specific prayers…

I am here to tell you that He has answered and is still answering every one of those prayers, not all in the way I expected or wanted, but according to His will and desire for me…

It was this same day that the Lord outlined for me several businesses/ministries as He unfolded another portion of my purpose, including the name and chapters of this book.
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Relationship gone wrong (Excerpt from Chapter 6)

I had recently celebrated my 29th birthday a few days before. It was my last year in my 20s. 

A week prior, I had sent the only man I have ever said (or written) the words "I love you" to first a long email professing this love, pouring out my heart to him and apologizing for how our friendship ended. I wanted to be free from any regrets of not having said what was in my heart, even if his response was not receptive; putting it all on the line... again.

Some time had passed since I had distanced myself from him the year before. Out of the blue, I received an unexpected call from him. 

During the call, he began to tell me how sure he was about me now and how he no longer wanted me to be an option, but his top priority. He flat out told me he was now ready to pursue a relationship with me. He also shared some things he had been harboring in his heart against me for the last six months and asked me to forgive him.

I was floored by it all. It was what I wanted to hear... six months before. I told him I needed to take some time to process all of this and asked him if I could get back to him.

Yet, in the back of my mind, I knew we...

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Excerpt from Prologue

Imagine looking into the mirror one morning and not recognizing the face that was staring back at you, a face you had grown accustomed to seeing many mornings of the previous 25 years.

Scary, right?

Well, this is where I found myself that particular morning. I remember waking up, looking back at this strange face, and thinking to myself, "Who on earth is this?” On paper, I was a young, professional 25-year-old woman, who had become a registered nurse by the age of 21 and a homeowner by the age of 22. I was independent, living on my own, paying my own bills, and driving my own car. I had a great circle of friends and was growing in my faith at a new church.

So what was wrong with me?

I started experiencing a range of emotions that would come in uninvited at different times of the day for several months. Instead of dealing with them, I had just grown more accustomed to them; even though they were occurring more frequently at that time. I would be sad one minute and then happy in the next few minutes. This particular morning was no different, well except for the fact that I was no longer one with the person in the mirror. Once again, I brushed it off, finished getting ready, and got into my car to head to work. Then, a flood of emotions hit me as the water dam within me finally broke.

I began bawling uncontrollably.

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