What Needs to Come Off of Your Plate?

  By Inside Out with Courtnaye Have you ever felt like you just had too much on your plate? Too many things on the To-Do-List, too many errands to run in one day, too many commitments, too many responsibilities, too many people pulling on you, too many yes(s)? If you have, then I totally get you, sis! Because I have definitely been there. That’s when I had to get to a place in my life where I said, “Some things have got to [...]

Taking Care of Your First Ministry

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 [...]

How to Prepare for Your New Season

The summer is just about over. Moms are getting ready to put their kids back into school (that may be you this week or next week), many women are getting ready to start up a new fall semester of college, while others can sense that some form of a new season is beginning. So, how about you? What do you have going on right now? Are you about to go into a new season? If so, how are you preparing for it? I believe that [...]

5 Ways to Spend Time with God When Life Gets Busy

5 Ways to Spend Time with God When Life Gets Busy By Inside Out with Courtnaye Life gets busy! Trust me. I know it. As women, some of us have kids, housework, errands to run, dinner to cook, extracurricular activities to drive our kids to, ministry responsibilities, and tasks that need our immediate attention. For some, there may be schoolwork that needs to get done (college or online courses for seminary) or deadlines from work that need to be met on time. Nevertheless, in the [...]

Balancing Your Social Media Life

Okay, I’m pretty passionate about this one guys! For starters, I just have to say that I’ve grown to love social media. At first, I told my husband, “I am soooo not getting into that, because it seems addictive.” Well, lo and behold, I tried it, and I’ve grown to love it (as I’m sure many of you reading this love or “Like” it too)! As a result, I’ve signed up for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus, and Periscope. And I have a [...]

What If You Had the Perfect Life…

Really think about this for a few minutes. Actually, when you have a moment (after reading this blog post), grab a piece of paper, a pen, and write down what the perfect life would look like for you. Just dream for a bit. And have fun with it too! Begin with these words, “If I had the perfect life I would…” Let me help you out with a few suggestions of how to accomplish this little assignment. Personally, if I had the perfect life, I [...]

Nothing Happens Until You Start Moving

If you know that you are supposed to be doing something or you know that God has led you to do something, then I need to ask you this question. What are you waiting for? Get up out of that slumber and get to it! Because guess what? Nothing happens until you start moving. For instance, if you know that you need to start writing that book, business plan, vision, proposal, Christian movie script, blog, song, or To-Do-List, get to it! Because if you don’t [...]