Sweet Rest

www.courtnayerichard.com I have to tell you, just sitting down to write this post is refreshing. Personally, I had such a busy week last week (at the time of this post). I had my blog, coaching clients, a feature story interview, and an online women’s event. While I am forever grateful and elated to be able to pour out to others (as many of you reading this are as well), after all of our work is done, we also need to find time for sweet rest. Can I [...]

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 [...]

Getting Too Busy for Your Kids?

I would go on record to say that I believe that we are the busiest generation of parents that this world has ever experienced! My goodness! Just about everyone in this time and generation is BUSY! Are you busy? If you’re a mother, do you think that you might be getting too busy for your kids? I’ll tell you, it’s like being busy is the new “in” thing! Let me say here that there is absolutely nothing wrong with being busy doing what [...]

Need Rest?

Are you tired, sis? Do you need a break? If you do, then guess what? You are not alone. These days, with the rat race, daily demands at home and work, ministry assignments, endless entrepreneurial ideas, and social media craze, I would think we all could use some much needed rest. If you’re tired, then let me remind you of this familiar, yet timely comforting verse from Jesus’ own lips, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I [...]

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 [...]

When You Just Need to Rest

Are you tired, sis? Do you need a break? If you do, then guess what? You are not alone. These days, with the rat race, daily demands at home and work, ministry assignments, endless entrepreneurial ideas, and social media craze, I would think we all could use some much needed rest. If you’re tired, then let me remind you of this familiar, yet timely comforting verse from Jesus’ own lips, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I [...]

It’s Okay to Slow Down

Are you busy, sis? Do you have a lot of work to do? Do you have a husband to help or kids to train up and nurture? Or are you a single woman or mother who is just trying to keep up with the daily demands of life? In either case, I get it. The hustle and struggle is real! However, guess what? As we live life in the fast lane at different seasons of our lives, we CAN slow down. It’s okay to get [...]

Growing Weary in Well Doing

How are you today, sis? Are you tired? Are you super busy? Do you like you're near burnout? Or are you growing a little weary in well-doing? If so, I’ve been there too. Now on the flip side, are you invigorated and refreshed right now? If so, I think that’s awesome too! But…just in case you ever get to the point when you feel like you are growing weary in well-doing, pull this blog back up…or recommend it to a friend. But for now, let’s [...]