About Courtnaye Richard

Courtnaye Richard is a Christian blogger, author, and minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She is the founder of Inside Out with Courtnaye – a ministry designed to help women grow stronger in their walk with the Lord from a biblical and practical perspective, live out their life purpose, while also preparing them to be ready for the soon return of Jesus Christ. She’s all about real life, real talk, and real faith! She reaches thousands of women through blogging, but also ministers through devotionals, videos, audio messages, social media, speaking engagements, and her monthly “LIVE” chat on 1st Tuesdays of each month entitled, “Let’s Talk.“ She resides in the Texas Hill Country (outside of Austin, TX) with her husband and three children.

Overcoming Fear of Failure

By Inside Out with Courtnaye If you clicked onto this post, my first question to you is what are you afraid of, sis? Is it fear of failure for a test? Is it fear of failure in a relationship or with your children? Or maybe it’s fear of failure with a new ministry or business venture? What are you facing that is causing you to be afraid of failing? The root word of “fail” actually means to be unsuccessful in achieving one’s goal, [...]

Trusting God When Things Are Uncertain

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I can admit that trusting God is not always as simple as it seems when things are uncertain (especially when you’re staring the problem right in the face and you can’t see your way clearly through). I know, because I’ve been there so many times. I’ve been there in marriage. I’ve been there with my children. I’ve been there in finances. I’ve been there with life’s circumstances. Are you there now, sis? Are you facing uncertainty right now? [...]

Managing Marriage and Ministry

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I’m going to start this post by saying that managing marriage and ministry is NOT easy. Yet, it can be done. Personally, I’ve been married for nearly 16 years and been saved and active in ministry for over 20 years. So, I know from experience that this can be done. However, no matter how long we’ve been married and in ministry, for you and me, it’s still going to take prayer, personal discipline, love, and respect to manage [...]

Managing Motherhood and Ministry

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I get asked this question often enough, “Courtnaye, how do you balance it all?” To be honest, it’s not easy managing motherhood and blogging, writing books, singing, speaking, and coaching (which are all a part of my ministry work). Like many women, sometimes I get really overwhelmed and want to throw up my hands, cry, or take a long ride or extremely long shower. But I will tell you, I love what I do! It’s the joy of [...]

Hot Topics

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Hey sis, I want to hear from you! This week's new post is all about hearing from you regarding topics that YOU would like to learn more about from a biblical and practical perspective. This will help me to bring you more relevant content. So, from the list provided below, as well as your own topics, please let me know your thoughts... What would you like to read more on... 1.) Overcoming Anxiety and Depression 2.) How to [...]

When Fear Grips You

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I want to start this post off by saying, God is with you. He promises in His word that He will never leave you nor forsake you. And remember Jesus’ words before He ascended into heaven, “For I will be with you always, even unto the end of the age.” So, no matter what you’re thinking about or experiencing right now, when fear grips you, remember these promises, my sister. From personal experience, knowing this helps me to settle [...]

10 Ways to Help the Poor & Needy this Year

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Whatever year that you’re reading this, I promise you, it’s on time. I believe God is calling you and I to pause, pray, and act upon ways to help the poor and needy this year. And I know life gets busy, sis. Trust me. I know. But people in our world who are lost, alone, hungry, homeless, and without the basic needs of the day simply need to know that someone out there, cares about their well-being. And as [...]

Conquering Interruptions

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Oh, my goodness! Have you ever encountered constant interruptions when you’re trying to spend time alone with God? I don’t know about you, but I know this happens to me sometimes. I mean everything starts coming to mind about what I need to do for that day and beyond. And before you know it, my day is gone! Honestly, I think this is becoming more prevalent in today’s day and culture, because just about everyone is so busy [...]

Who’s In Your Inner Circle

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Do you have a group of women who you can share life with and grow with along the way in your Christian journey? Do you surround yourself with women who will encourage you, inspire you, listen to you, and hold you accountable when you’re doing something that you know deep down, you shouldn’t be thinking about or acting upon? Do you have an inner circle, and if so, who’s in it? Before I go deeper into this post, [...]

How to Tell the Devil NO!

By Inside Out with Courtnaye If you are a Christian woman, then I know that you are well aware that we have a great enemy out there who is ready to devour us, any chance he can get. Right? Right. But here’s the thing, sis. When he presents his strategies and schemes as the Bible warns, how good are you at telling him, “No!” Remember, Satan is the father of lies, a deceiver, and he’s an enemy of God and all who love [...]