Sitting with the Master Teacher

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the story of Mary and Martha (especially as we live in such a busy culture today). It grounds me, because it helps me to see the heart of God. He is all about relationship. And what a great example than to show us how important spending quality time is with the Lord through this vivid and relatable passage of Scripture (see Luke 10:38-42). Mary and Martha were so excited to [...]

2020-05-18T07:50:09+00:00

Dealing with Anxiety

Written by Inside Out with Courtnaye Have you ever felt anxious? Are you there now? Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or uneasiness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Does that sound or feel familiar to you right now? Anxiety can feel unsettling and scary. It’s actually very closely related to fear and escalated distress. Years ago, I used to get panic attacks often. They would come on all of a sudden. I would experience a strong [...]

2020-04-20T04:21:23+00:00

Quarantined: How Are You Doing in There?

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Hey Sister! At the time of this writing, majority of us are being quarantined in our homes during the Coronavirus. So my question this week is “How are doing in there?” Are you sick or are you well? If you’re sick, I’m praying for you, sister. And if you’re well, take advantage of this down time, because when we’re all back out into the world and into our normal routines, we’ll be praying for some much needed quiet time or [...]

2020-03-30T11:00:24+00:00

Being About the Father’s Business

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I want you to look at the image of this post again, because it’s saying a lot. I chose this picture for this particular entry because it shows a father with his daughter looking over what she’s doing (while she is seemingly frustrated at her efforts). Now, let’s go inside. Let’s go a bit deeper. Imagine this is God looking over what you're doing, as you sit frazzled, frustrated, or feeling stuck on your next move. I want to ask you a heart-to-heart question. Are [...]

2020-03-02T10:51:12+00:00

Finding Time to Read

www.courtnayerichard.com I get it! Everybody’s busy. I know all about it, sis. But guess what? In order for you and I to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of God’s Word, we have to find time within our busy schedules and read. It starts with a simple prayer, “Father in the name of Jesus, lead me in your Word. Where do you want me to go?” After that, allow the Lord to lead you by His Spirit. He may answer at the moment you open [...]

2020-01-20T09:04:39+00:00

Being Strong and Courageous

www.courtnayerichard.com I want to start this post by quoting one of my favorite Scriptures found in Joshua 1:9, “This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Sis, this was a command for Joshua and it is also a command for us today.   The Bible tells us in Romans 15:4, “For as many as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that [...]

2020-01-13T09:03:30+00:00

Devotional Time Layout for 2020

By Inside Out with Courtnaye As we prepare to take on a new year, it’s a good time to look back on what we did that worked and what didn’t work throughout 2019. If I look back on this year, I had a great year - thank God! I'm so grateful to the many prayers that He answered, but also understanding of the ones that He didn’t answer in the way that I may have wanted. Father knows best, right? Right. But as we [...]

2019-12-16T12:41:26+00:00

Getting Focused Spiritually

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Are you finding it hard to get focused spiritually these days? If so, what’s got you losing focus? What are you thinking about? What’s distracting you? Who is distracting you? What do you need to focus on today, this week, this month? Whatever it is, my hope and prayer is that you will learn how to get focused spiritually and begin moving even further in your walk with the Lord and God-given assignments. For starters, I need to [...]

2019-12-01T23:12:33+00:00

How to REALLY Go and Make Disciples

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I’m going to jump right into this one. Over 2,000 year ago, Jesus Christ came into the world and then ascended to heaven. Yet, before He left, He gave His disciples a Great Commission. He told them in Matthew 28:18-20, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new [...]

2019-11-04T08:42:22+00:00