Choose Joy

Wherever you are today, choose joy. Whether things are going great or tough, make the conscious choice to choose joy. And please note that joy is not just a happy expression. Instead, it’s something that comes from deep within. It’s also something that’s supernatural. If you’re having a great day, it’s a little easier to express joy, isn’t it? You can put on a smile, laugh easily, and just have a spectacular day. But what about when things are not so great. What about when [...]

Loving the Lord with all Your Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength

Think about this title for a moment. Do you feel the need to draw closer to God today? Do you want to go to another level in Him? Would you like your personal relationship to reach new heights? Well, if your heart burns to draw closer to God more now than ever, then I encourage you to keep reading this post, and I pray that it changes your life like never before! Because I just believe that when we love God with all of our [...]

Respect…What Does It Really Mean for Today’s Christian Woman?

Have you ever heard someone say, “You need to respect me?” Or how about this one, “I deserve respect!” And lastly, “Respect is earned.” Have you ever said any of these words to someone? Well, I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard them all and said a couple of them myself before. But I can honestly tell you, that when I heard the word “respect” for the first time as a teenage girl, I didn’t even know what it meant. Yet, it was demanded [...]

Keep Moving Forward

There comes a time in every one of our Christian lives, when we’ve done something or said something that we’ve regretted. Sometimes when this has happened, there’s an overwhelming sense of guilt or shame that usually turns into self condemnation. The devil loves this! But Romans 8:1 says, “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.” (NLT) Sure, we will sin and make mistakes sometimes, but when we do, we have to be careful not to stay there and keep [...]

Eat Humble Pie: Having a Gentle & Quiet Spirit

As God prepares to advance you, do great things in your life, bring you to another level in Him, or make changes in your situation, you will need to learn how to humble yourself in tough situations. And not just you, but I’m learning this vital principle too. God can’t use the proud. He actually hates the stench of pride and arrogance. But on the other hand, He can do amazing things in a person who exemplifies and possesses a spirit of humility. And that’s [...]

I Surrender…

As we draw closer to the end of this age, we have to come to the realization that our lives are really not our own. As Christians, we have been bought with a price…a very high one. Jesus had a purpose and He stopped at nothing to lay His life down for you and me. And now, it’s our turn. Think about that for a moment. Are you willing to stop at nothing to fulfilling all that God has purposed you to do? Because if [...]

Be a Wise Bride: The Soon Return of Christ

I almost titled this post, “Becoming a Wise Bride.” But then I was quickened by the Holy Spirit that it wouldn’t be quite accurate. You see, the Bible warns us to BE ready when Christ returns. We can’t be found thinking about it, dreaming about it, talking about it, or just hoping for it. Yet, we have to be found faithful, wise, and full of oil in our lamps as we wait for the soon return of Christ. Some of you reading this have either [...]

Remain Faithful

I asked the Lord, “What should I write this week?” And He showed me ever so clearly…“Give them a word of encouragement.” Right after He answered, I looked down into my Bible and I saw the words from Acts 13:15, “Brothers, if you have a word of encouragement for us, come and give it to us!” CONFIRMATION! Don’t you love it when God does that! I often say, “He knows exactly what we need when we need it.” So here goes sis…the word of encouragement [...]

Managing Your Soul (Your Mind, Will, and Emotions)

Buckle up ladies, because we’re about to go for a roller coaster ride! But brace yourself, because at some point on this ride, we will come to an immediate stop. Personally, I love roller coasters…absolutely love them, but NOT the emotional kind. Unfortunately as women, we face so many ups and downs, highs and lows, twist and turns that sometimes makes you want to scream STOP! Don’t you wish there was an emergency button that you could just hit on yourself to halt the emotional [...]

When God Wants All of You

As women, we have a lot of roles and we wear many hats. If we are married or desire to be married, we have the responsibility of being a loving, respectful, and submissive wife. If we have children or desire them, we have the job of nurturing, raising, and training them up in the way that they should go. And if we have jobs, whether at home or outside the home, then we have to find the proper balance in juggling it all, right? I [...]