What Are You Working On?

www.courtnayerichard.com I just recently asked the women in my Christian Women of Impact Facebook Group this very same question. I received so much feedback and I hope I’ll get the same from you, Sis! Because here’s the thing. Jesus is coming back and before He does, we’ve got to be doing what He has called us to do. The Word of God commissions us to occupy until He comes. The parable found in Luke 19:12-26, is all about servanthood. It’s actually been called the Parable [...]

2020-07-07T12:08:55+00:00

A Lesson on Producing Fruit

  www.courtnayerichard.com Most of us are pretty familiar with the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23 which says, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things.” Yet, while the Holy Spirit is here to help us produce this type of godly character, Jesus tells us that we also have a part in it. This is confirmed in John 15:16, “I appointed you [...]

2020-06-26T11:56:40+00:00

The Best is Yet to Come

www.courtnayerichard.com Can you feel it? Do you know in your heart that God has taken notice to the desires of your heart and now can you sense that He is about to do something that blows your mind? Has He already begun to blow your mind? Sis, the best is yet to come! I don’t know about you, but this popular phrase keeps me on the edge of my seat. It keeps me encouraged. It keeps me expecting God’s best. What does it do for [...]

2020-06-22T08:07:17+00:00

Sitting with the Master Teacher

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the story of Mary and Martha (especially as we live in such a busy culture today). It grounds me, because it helps me to see the heart of God. He is all about relationship. And what a great example than to show us how important spending quality time is with the Lord through this vivid and relatable passage of Scripture (see Luke 10:38-42). Mary and Martha were so excited to [...]

2020-05-18T07:50:09+00:00

Dealing with Anxiety

Written by Inside Out with Courtnaye Have you ever felt anxious? Are you there now? Anxiety is defined as a feeling of worry, nervousness, or uneasiness, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Does that sound or feel familiar to you right now? Anxiety can feel unsettling and scary. It’s actually very closely related to fear and escalated distress. Years ago, I used to get panic attacks often. They would come on all of a sudden. I would experience a strong [...]

2020-04-20T04:21:23+00:00

Quarantined: How Are You Doing in There?

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Hey Sister! At the time of this writing, majority of us are being quarantined in our homes during the Coronavirus. So my question this week is “How are doing in there?” Are you sick or are you well? If you’re sick, I’m praying for you, sister. And if you’re well, take advantage of this down time, because when we’re all back out into the world and into our normal routines, we’ll be praying for some much needed quiet time or [...]

2020-03-30T11:00:24+00:00

Being About the Father’s Business

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I want you to look at the image of this post again, because it’s saying a lot. I chose this picture for this particular entry because it shows a father with his daughter looking over what she’s doing (while she is seemingly frustrated at her efforts). Now, let’s go inside. Let’s go a bit deeper. Imagine this is God looking over what you're doing, as you sit frazzled, frustrated, or feeling stuck on your next move. I want to ask you a heart-to-heart question. Are [...]

2020-03-02T10:51:12+00:00

Finding Time to Read

www.courtnayerichard.com I get it! Everybody’s busy. I know all about it, sis. But guess what? In order for you and I to grow in knowledge, wisdom, and understanding of God’s Word, we have to find time within our busy schedules and read. It starts with a simple prayer, “Father in the name of Jesus, lead me in your Word. Where do you want me to go?” After that, allow the Lord to lead you by His Spirit. He may answer at the moment you open [...]

2020-01-20T09:04:39+00:00

Being Strong and Courageous

www.courtnayerichard.com I want to start this post by quoting one of my favorite Scriptures found in Joshua 1:9, “This is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Sis, this was a command for Joshua and it is also a command for us today.   The Bible tells us in Romans 15:4, “For as many as have been written before have been written for our instruction, that [...]

2020-01-13T09:03:30+00:00