When You Need a Professional Counselor

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Have you ever felt like you needed to talk to someone other than your spouse, circle of friends, mentor, leaders in the church, etc.? And don’t get me wrong! They are all fine and dandy to talk to. I personally love all of my confidants. But what I’m asking is have you ever felt like you needed to talk to someone who did not know you. Yet, who could help you get moving in the right direction both spiritually and naturally (without the whole world [...]

Getting a Handle on Anger

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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’s a natural emotion that God created us with. And it can come in many forms such as getting angry with your kids for misbehaving or becoming disrespectful to your husband, not responding the way you would like, being upset with your boss or leader not giving you the promotion, from someone hurting you or saying or doing something that made you [...]

In a Battle?

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Are you in a battle, sis? What's going on? I want to tell you that the struggle is real! I know. But guess what? The Bible tells us that our fellow Christian brothers and sisters are going through the same struggles all around the world. First Peter 5:8-9 says, "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your Christian [...]

How to Deal with a World in Crisis

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There is no doubt that we are currently facing some dire and dark days for everyone. No one is exempt contrary to popular belief. If you’ve noticed or have been watching the news (at the time of this post), Hurricane Harvey hit the coast and devastated parts of Texas such as Houston, Beaumont, Rockport, Corpus Christi, and surrounding areas, and now Florida (my heart, prayers, and assistance goes out to them as I know what it’s like to live through a major hurricane disaster – [...]

How to Get Rid of a Mental Attack QUICKLY

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When you are all of sudden bombarded with unwanted, disturbing, evil, or immoral thoughts, you actually have the power to quench those thoughts quickly. You can simply say, “No, I will not entertain this thought.” So whether you’re at work, church, driving your car, home washing dishes, at a coffee shop in a daze, or standing in front of someone talking, thinking about something you shouldn’t be thinking of doing or saying, you can get rid of that mental attack quicker than you think. You [...]

Starting a Small Group

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Judging from the title, and the fact that you either saw this post or clicked onto it, I would guess that you’re interested in starting a small group or know someone who is considering it. In either case, I don’t think that you (or the person you’re thinking about forwarding it to) will be reading this post today by chance. In fact, I believe God has you on His heart and mind to consider starting up a small group that is centered and based on [...]

Taking Care of Your First Ministry

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What I mean by this title is taking care of your home life as you grind, hustle, work, do ministry, or lead others and yourself to accomplish intended goals and God’s will. Trust me. I totally understand that you’ve got things to do. I get it! However, I also know that if you have children, a husband, or housework that needs attending to, sis, you’ve got to get to them and it, too! ;-) The reason I know this so well, is because my husband [...]

What Are You Passionate About?

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I think this post is going to be an exciting one to dive into! So I hope you have your printer ready, fingers geared up to screen shot, or your journal nearby to take a few notes, because this one will be thought-provoking and motivating. The whole point is to get you MOVING in God’s direction! So what is it, sis? What are you passionate about? Think about it for a sec and write it down. Biblically, God was passionate for us when He sent [...]

Telling and Receiving the Hard Truth

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I know right out of the gates, this one may be far from easy for some people. So let me ask you this question. Is it hard for you to tell someone the hard truth? Do you struggle with telling someone you love or care about the truth? If so, why is that? Is it because maybe you’re afraid of how he or she may feel or receive it? Or are you pretty bold and straightforward? Either way, let’s discover how to tell someone the [...]

Let God Fight This Battle

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Ever heard that your weapons of warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds? That’s actually a Scripture found in 2 Corinthians 10:4. Meaning that as you draw closer to God and do what He has called you to do, you will experience spiritual warfare. Opposition will come. People will come against you. Tough circumstances will pop up without much notice. Yet, when these inevitable things happen, and when you feel like you just can’t fight your battles on [...]