Watch Out for Burnout

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Whether you’re experiencing this now or have in the past, when burnout threatens your life, you’ll know. It’s that feeling of complete exhaustion, extreme pressure, and downright overload all wrapped into one as you press to do what needs to be done. It’s like you’re driving 100 miles per hour in the fast lane, knowing that if you don’t slow down you’re going to crash and probably hurt other people in the process! So I caution you…don’t burnout! [...]

Finding Joy Through Hardship

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I’ll be the first to admit that maintaining your joy is not easy when life’s disappointments, tests and trials beat up against you. A part of you wants to go into isolation, be angry, depressed, and sad, but God doesn’t want us to go into those dark emotions. Instead, He wants us to renew our focus and trust Him for the overall outcome when we face hardships in life. Most of us know that “joy” is [...]

Controlling Your Tongue

I would venture to say that this is not an easy thing to do, right? I mean, this can be tough for anyone, especially when you’re hurt, angry, offended, or just have something that you deem necessary to say. Yet, God wants us to control our tongues, especially in moments as I just described. So, let’s talk about how to control this unruly part of our mouths in this week’s post. Now, before I get started. I want to warn you to brace yourself, because [...]

Starting a Small Group

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 [...]

Let God Fight This Battle

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 [...]

Casting Your Cares Upon the Lord

For you to click onto this post, where are you today, sis? Are you worried about something? Are you afraid? How about sad or disappointed? Wherever you are on this topic, I don’t believe you’re reading these words by chance. God wants you to surrender all of your worries and cares to Him. Here’s a verse that I want you to speak out loud, apply, and embrace today. Psalm 55:22 says, “Cast your cares upon the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never [...]

Devotion is Calling You…Pick Up

Do you have a regular devotion time? You know, a moment when you set aside time to spend with God alone in His word?  The reason I’m asking is because, I believe that this is a very important component to incorporate in your Christian life. We all need it. Actually, I have to have it! I love getting up in the morning and enjoying a nice hot cup of French Vanilla coffee with my journal, Bible, a few books, and my laptop. Sometimes, I even [...]

Feeling Blocked?

For starters, I’m not talking about being blocked from someone on Facebook or Instagram. However, if you are feeling blocked in that way, shake it off, my sister. Don’t even worry about it. Keep moving forward, instead. Don’t let that blockage be a hindrance to all that God is doing in your life. Forgive and move on. Amen! Okay, now for the real reason that this post is being written this week. It’s actually a bit of a blast from the past, because initially I [...]

Need Mercy?

Have you ever been in a situation when you knew you had done something so wrong, that you also knew that you needed immediate forgiveness and mercy? Are you there now? If so, let’s talk about it. First of all, before we move further, can I ask why do you need mercy? What did you say or do that caused or is causing you to need it? Really think about that why? Are you afraid of the consequences or judgment? Are you hurt or remorseful [...]

How to Live the Christian Life Well

How’s life today, sis? Is it going well for you? If it is going well, yay!!! Keep enjoying this beautiful, peaceful day in the Lord. Yet, if things are not going so well today, keep your head up and look up for better days to come. But no matter how your day is going today, I believe God wants you to see the bigger picture. And that big canvas is all about “How to Live the Christian Life Well." That’s right. It’s time, sis. It’s [...]