How to Know When God is Speaking to You

www.courtnayerichard.com Sometimes I hear people say, “I don’t know if I hear from God.” How about you? Do you ever speak those words? To the contrary, can you remember if or when the last time you heard from the Lord? Because the truth is, He does speak to us. He just speaks in a variety of different ways. In this week’s post, I’m going to share with you a few ways on how to know when God is speaking to you. Again, God speaks to us in [...]

10 Ideas for Thanksgiving During a Pandemic

www.courtnayerichard.com There is no doubt that this Thanksgiving season is different from last year. We’re dealing with the delay of a presidential election, Covid 19, natural disasters (hurricanes to be specific), racial tension, am I missing anything? Not to mention, the personal tests and trials that we go through as Christians, right? Yet, here’s the thing, sis. This Thanksgiving, we can still be grateful for who we have and what we have. Meaning, we can still be grateful that we have Jesus, family and friends [...]

Getting Things Done

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 or business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I want to encourage you to keep reading, because this is the post for you dear co-laborer. I want to encourage you to get things done this week! Let me just say, I know what it’s like to have God-ordained assignments at church [...]

Spiritual Growth Ideas

www.courtnayerichard.com Where are you as it relates to your spiritual walk today? Would you say you’re on fire for the Lord or if you’re honest, maybe a little lukewarm? Would you say that you've been drawing closer to God in this season or do you feel like you’re drifting a bit due to life’s circumstances, trials, lack, or busyness? Wherever you are today, I want to share with you a few spiritual growth ideas that may help strengthen you in either case. Here goes… First, [...]

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 [...]

5 Time-Management Tips for You

www.courtnayerichard.com If you clicked onto this post, then I would guess that you’re pretty interested in managing your time better in this season. I think it’s something that we all need to do, especially women because we wear so many hats. We have the responsibilities of being a wife (if you’re married), motherhood, work, taking care of the home, ministry, and caring for those who are in need. With all of these hats, we’ve got to learn how to rock them well. So let’s dive [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]