April  Renee’ Smith-Joyner
December 5, 1975-September 8, 2008

In memory of her and her vision for

DREAMS (Dedicated to Rejuvenating, Empowering, and Achieving Meaningful Success)

​​​"Living your dreams are worth it and more importantly you are worth living your dreams."


~April Joyner


​From the Heart and Spirit of Sister Badia

Authentically Me living in purpose, unapologetically.

Badia, I created you on purpose, for purpose to live out who I am, in you. Do you trust me?
Yes, Lord I trust you…….

To me, living in purpose on purpose means there must be something much bigger than myself, creating, planning, and directing my path. It is impossible to live the way that I do, alone. There is no way.

My words, smile, laughter, love, writing, learning, thinking; my ability to listen, and my style of dress makes me who I am. It took me a minute to openly display who I am, without feeling like I am doing too much.

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27 ESV)

The God we serve is awesome beyond understanding. His power is out of this world. His smile (I imagine) is so bright and huge. His smile is full of wisdom and grace. Such a BIG smile that we can see and experience His love and strength. Every time He expresses His love for us, He whispers to our spirit that He is proud we exist.

Just to know that He smiles when we accept who we are in Him and to Him, gives us the ability to walk out our journey unapologetically. There should be no shame in serving our Lord.

We have confirmation that we are created in His image. Created, in His name, with the authority and ability to produce.


We bless the Lord for creating us in His image. We get to live out what we feel on the inside. What does it mean to live out what you feel on the inside? Pause for a minute and think about how God makes you feel. Your questions will be answered with understanding who you are, based on how He sees you.

What makes Badia who she is…. Her Wisdom, strength, vibrance, love, sparkle, peace, deep and rich creativity, outspokenness, passion, innovation, and diversity. I see what I feel, and I feel what I see. Most of all I live it. Made in His image. Unapologetically.

Peace and Blessings Persistently,
SAFE Encouragement, Inc.