Getting Focused Spiritually

By Inside Out with Courtnaye Are you finding it hard to get focused spiritually these days? If so, what’s got you losing focus? What are you thinking about? What’s distracting you? Who is distracting you? What do you need to focus on today, this week, this month? Whatever it is, my hope and prayer is that you will learn how to get focused spiritually and begin moving even further in your walk with the Lord and God-given assignments. For starters, I need to [...]

Finding Rest in this Season

By Inside Out with Courtnaye 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 [...]

Pressing Through Ministry Responsibilities

By Inside Out with Courtnaye For starters, I want to ask you do you volunteer, work, or serve in your local church? Do you run your own ministry (i.e. non-profit organization, blog, brand, or social media platform)? If you answered yes to any of these examples, then I want to encourage you to keep reading, because this is the post for you dear co-laborer. I want to speak directly to pressing through ministry responsibilities when you’re feeling overwhelmed, overworked, or maybe even a [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

10 Tips On Taking Care of Yourself

I’d like to start this post by asking, “When was the last time that you took time out for yourself?” Because no doubt, most of us lead very busy lives. We’re busy taking care of the house (or apartment), cooking, planning, studying, working, taking care of the hubby and/or kiddos, and so much more, right?! Yet, where is the time for you? I mean, just about everyone is busy, including me. I get it, totally. BUT…I know how to slow down and take a bite [...]

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 [...]

Going Deeper in God

If you were to take a quick inventory of your life right now, where would say your relationship is with God? Is it close or distant? Is it strong or strained? Have hard trials hardened your heart? Is busyness making you too busy to spend that precious time with Him? Long story short, in this moment of your life, would you like to discover how to go deeper in Him in spite of all the odds and obstacles? Now, let me start by saying this. [...]