When Others Mistreat You

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Have you ever dealt with difficult people in your life before? Did they make you just want to pull your hair out, scream, or cry? Think about that for a moment. I would imagine that you probably didn’t have to go that deep in thought. But let me ask you a couple of quick questions. Can you think of a few people in your life currently, that may be a little difficult to deal with right now? Do [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

How to Have A Productive Week

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Are you looking to get more done and still be able to connect with God? If so, then I think you’re going to benefit from this post. Most of us have a lot to do, and finding the time and stamina to get a good bit of it done (because we hardly ever get it ALL done) will take prayer, planning, focus, and effort. So, let’s dive into how to have a productive week. For starters, God wants [...]

Personal Reflection

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Time for a selfie moment! But in a different way than we typically do it. I'm talking about a moment when you go inside and self-reflect. Meaning, a moment when you take time to look at your personal life – your inner, behind the scenes life and examine it according to the truth of God's word. A moment when you ask yourself, “Am I living the very word that I read and listen to in my [...]

Take A Love Break

By Inside Out with Courtnaye For starters, this is a play on words, of course. But I think it has significant meaning for the busy lives that many of us lead, today. The angle that I’m taking is really all about taking an intentional pause from all of the busyness and realizing that people whom you love, need to feel your love. Yet, there are also other people such as co-workers, sisters in Christ, and strangers you encounter who could benefit from your [...]