Run Your Race

Guess what? God has a plan for your life. That’s right. He’s got a plan for you. So don’t look to the left or right of you. Stay focused and keep your eyes on all the God has called and entrusted to you. When you and I focus on our own individual walk with God, our family, our ministry work, and our responsibilities at home and work, we’re running ourrace, and we want to run it to the finish line, well. At the end of [...]

Finding Joy Through Hardship

By Inside Out with Courtnaye I’ll be the first to admit that maintaining your joy is not easy when life’s disappointments, tests and trials beat up against you. A part of you wants to go into isolation, be angry, depressed, and sad, but God doesn’t want us to go into those dark emotions. Instead, He wants us to renew our focus and trust Him for the overall outcome when we face hardships in life. Most of us know that “joy” is [...]

Preparing For a Trial

What a way to title a post, right? I mean, who wants to prepare to go through hardships in life? Who wants to deal with that? I get it, sis. Nobody does – including me. But the truth is…we will go through trials in this life. We were never promised a flowerbed of ease on this earth. Instead, Jesus prepared us in advance (before He ascended into heaven) in John 16:33 saying, “…Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, [...]

Don’t Go It Alone

You and God know exactly what that ‘It” is. What I believe the Lord is trying to show you as you read this post right now, is that as a Christian woman, wife, mother or friend in this world, you don’t have to face life’s tests and trials, challenges, or big moments alone. He is with you. So don’t go it alone. Listen. When Jesus left this earth, He left us a Helper. As Christians, we know that Helper is the Holy Spirit. Please don’t [...]

Learning How to Pass the Tests of Life

How are you with passing tests? Are you pretty good at it or could you use a little or a lot more help? And by the way, I need to ask you this question as well, how’s your study skills? Do you take time to prepare for tests or are you a crammer? Be honest. Personally, in school, I was a crammer (especially if it was a subject like history or biology…I would memorize the info and pour it out as soon as the test [...]