Raising Godly Children in An Ungodly Culture

By Inside Out with Courtnaye "You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb." ~Psalm 139:15 If you are a mother who is trying to raise her kids in the right way, then it is not by chance that you are reading this post at this very moment. God knows that your heart’s desire is to raise them up in the admonition of Him, to train them up in the [...]

2018-10-15T07:52:08+00:00

When You Say YES to God

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Has God called you to say “yes” about something? If so, what is it? Are you ready? Willing? Eager? Or a little scared? When you and I say yes to God, it’s sometimes easy, but most times, not so much. Let’s go a bit deeper. As you say yes to God, know that it’s totally natural to feel a little scared. Sometimes it’s hard. Sometimes it’s overwhelming. However sometimes, it’s exhilarating! And that’s totally natural, too. But no [...]

2018-10-08T03:00:16+00:00

Conquering Laziness

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Have you ever struggled with laziness? Do you feel like you’re experiencing it a little right now? Are there some things that you’ve needed to get done, but have just kept putting off? Well if so, you are not alone. There are many people, such as yourself who have experienced it (including me at times in my life), but most want to conquer it. So that’s what I’m going to tackle in this post. For starters, the term laziness can [...]

2018-09-24T00:01:45+00:00

How to Avoid Drifting

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Drifting happens. Yet, it can be avoided if you catch yourself. Just think about it in a natural sense - like driving a car late for an extended trip. You know that you’ve been driving the distance, but then all of a sudden, you find yourself becoming more and more exhausted as the journey continues. Before you know it, you have to fight to stay awake. And maybe, just maybe, if not awake enough, you start drifting onto the [...]

2018-09-16T23:56:58+00:00

Working On Your Weaknesses

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Hands down, strengths are easy! We can do them with no problem. However, knowing and dealing with our weaknesses – now that’s another story. That’s why in this week’s post, I’m going to talk to you about working on your weaknesses. So, what are they? Is there anything that you know that needs to be worked on in regards to your skills, gifts, or talents? How about as it relates to your personal life or your walk with [...]

2018-09-10T09:11:41+00:00

Standing On the Promises of God

By Inside Out with Courtnaye There comes a time in all of our lives, when we need to rely heavily on what God’s Word says over tough circumstances, people, our own emotions, and especially our great enemy, Satan. It’s usually a time when we feel like hope is losing ground, faith is a little shaken, and we feel so broken that we can't seem to find our way through it all…and quite frankly, we wonder where is God in it all? Have you [...]

2018-08-27T16:04:57+00:00

Following God’s Vision

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I’m going start this post with a question. Has God given you a vision to do something? It could be something He’s shown or revealed to you in the past or recently. If so, what is that vision? Think about it. Ponder it. And trust Him to lead you step by step on how to fulfill it. He’s faithful to do so. I want to add here that God will never give you a vision without showing you [...]

2018-08-13T08:58:30+00:00

Getting Anger Under Control

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I’m going to start this post by saying that everyone gets angry at some point in time or another. It’s inevitable. It happens. It could be anything from getting angry with the kids for misbehaving or becoming disrespectful, to your husband not responding the way you would like, your boss or leader not giving you the promotion, or someone hurting you or saying or doing something that upset you. The truth is, we all get angry at times, [...]

2018-08-06T08:09:51+00:00

Check Out the Commands of Christ

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Remember when Jesus said, “If you love me, keep my commands.” It’s found in John 14:15. But before we dive into what those commands are, remember that the Bible teaches us in 1 John 5:3, “Loving God means keeping his commandments, and his commandments are not burdensome.” They are not burdensome. So, what you are about to check out is not legalistic, man-made rules, but pulled from the word of God, actually from the mouth of Jesus Christ, [...]

2018-07-23T09:47:36+00:00