Believing What God Says

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I don’t know where you are on this topic, but if you clicked onto it, it’s either because you need someone to tell you to believe what God says or maybe it’s because you want to encourage someone else with this message. In either case, it’s okay. I just felt led by the Holy Spirit to tell you to believe what God says about you and about what He’s called you to do. Sometimes you just need the [...]

Getting Anger Under Control

By Inside Out with Courtnaye 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 could be anything from getting angry with the kids for misbehaving or becoming disrespectful, to your husband not responding the way you would like, your boss or leader not giving you the promotion, or someone hurting you or saying or doing something that upset you. The truth is, we all get angry at times, [...]

How to Adjust the Attitude QUICKLY

Okay, this is going to be a crash course - through one post. So get ready, because my hope and prayer is that by the end of reading this, you will know exactly what to do when you need a quick attitude adjustment. Print this one out (for now and later reference), grab a highlighter, and be sure to purchase a pack of index cards for the Scriptures that you’re going to need to chew on, memorize, and apply when you [...]

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 [...]

When People Are Cold to You

Have you ever encountered a person who was just plain rude, mean, cold, or distant towards you and you didn’t quite know why? If so, how did you handle that type of behavior? Are you dealing with it now? If it's happened to you, know that you are totally not alone, sister! The Bible tells us in 1 Peter 5:9, “Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.” That’s right! Suffering – [...]

Getting a Handle on Anger

By Inside Out with Courtnaye 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 [...]

Choosing to Be Better and Not Bitter

If you’re reading this right now, I would gather that you either want to know how to be better and not bitter, or you want to help someone else in this case. Whatever your position, I’m glad you’re here. Because we need to have the conversation about it. And the reason being is so that healing can begin to take place. So…are you ready? Usually, bitterness doesn’t just happen. It’s a bit of a process. It’s slow, sneaky, and it can be vicious if not [...]

Lord, Help Me to Be Patient with People!

Are you struggling with being patient with people right now? Are you becoming more edgy or impatient in fast food lines, grocery stores, the bank, or with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, leaders and/or boss, or fellow church members? Again, are you struggling just a tiny bit or a whole lot in this department? You know…that moment in your life when you want to shout, “Lord, help me to be patient with people, please!” Ever been there? I’ve totally been there! Oh my goodness, have I [...]

When You Feel Helpless

Have you ever been in a place where you just felt helpless? That moment when you felt like there was just nothing that you could do or say in your natural power to change things? Have you ever been there? Are you there now? Whether you feel helpless over your fiancé or husband not changing, child acting up in school or in life, your boss or leader doing something that you can’t control, or life’s just hitting you hard through a trial or tragedy, trust [...]

How to Take Correction Better

Let me start by saying, “Ouch!” on this one! Okay…now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, we can proceed. As you can see, I’ll be talking about the growing pain of correction. You’ll discover why I call it the growing pain in just a few moments. But without further delay, let’s begin our written chat on “How to Take Correction Better.” No doubt, this is a tough one. Wouldn’t you agree? I mean, who loves to be corrected? Most of us like to [...]