I don't know about you, but many times in my life I have struggled to accept God's truth. Of course it's my desire to live as He wants me to, but over time I've...
Five years ago, quite honestly, even a year ago I could have looked these battles in the face as I do today with such strength, faith, and encouragement.  I am often called inspiring, motivational,...
I remember when I first developed my own personal relationship with God, giving over my singleness to Him was hard to do. I was afraid that His standards would leave me single for the...
“I was teased growing up,” I began.  “For three years, male and female tweens talked about the size of my nose, the color of my skin, my skinny legs, and non existent breast,” I...
I grew up a church kid, literally was part of Children’s Ministry, Youth Church, Praise Leader and attended a private Christian School. I knew the popular scriptures, church songs and sayings; “When blessings go...
"Do not rejoice over me, my enemy; when I fall, I will arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me." (Micah 7:8) Getting back up after a fall is...
"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14) So that really handsome, God fearing man that you thought was going to be your husband just broke broke your heart....
I was in disbelief. Did I just stand up and pledge $2,000 to help build our new church?My inner voice was screaming..."Are you crazy? Did you just stand up in front of all these...
As I was completing an online application today, I created a username and a password for the application. Then, I answered a series of “security questions” in the event I forgot either my username...
  There are certain sayings that on the surface appear to be a bit selfish. Like the saying “I can do bad all by myself " or “I don't need no one. It’s team me,...
I didn't want to be alone when I was single. My single state felt like an uncomfortable glove. I was addicted to love and the feeling it produced in me. I wasn't very selective...
I’m from New York. I’ve lived there for twenty-somewhat years. It’s the city that never sleeps. Never stops. For better or for worse, that’s ingrained in me. So though, I’ve been living in the...
My roommate finally walked in. It was our very first day at the university. We exchanged our details then she asked... "What does your mom do?" I had to think very fast because I was not...
You would have thought that after writing a book about God’s grace I would be a bit more clued in about what it is. How to see, know and understand it. In fact you...
One of the greatest gifts we are given as followers of Christ is grace. For a moment I want you to picture Jesus Christ on the Cross. Blood, sweat, and tears encompass this pivotal...
After 4 1/2 years of employment with the bank, I’d just been fired. Relief and uncertainty followed as I gathered my belongings and headed out the door. Later that evening, I headed off to...
Dear Single Girl,I don’t know you personally, yet, but there are a few things I want to tell you with the hope that I will get to know you some day.Actually, there are 5...
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows grace and favour and honour. NO good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly.” (Psalm 84:11) I have always viewed this verse...
As I look around me every day, I am constantly aware of the brevity of life.As a child is birthed into this world at any given moment, the same goes for a life that...
Whether it’s allotting a few hours a day to browse potential Tinder candidates or venturing out to the local coffee bar more often than you should, finding “Mr. Right" is often top priority on...
Perhaps you know the feeling of waiting for your phone to charge?You've run out of batteries, you've plugged the phone in and now there's nothing to do but sit and wait? And even if...
Troubling times have a way of making us doubt the things we know to be true. There have been times when I was in so much pain day after day that I had to...
Many times I found myself praying to God to remove and eradicate the feelings I felt for the man who awakened feelings in me I thought had died when my husband died.  He strategically...
If you’re anything like me, social media can more often than not lure you in. Before we know it, we have spent a good portion of our days (and nights) aimlessly scrolling through Newsfeeds...
It's easy to get impatient and attempt to take matters into our own hands when we feel our prayers are going unheard.Why does it seem like some people just ask and receive while others beg and plead...
For as long as I can remember, I have had an on-again-off-again relationship with fear.  Initially, he took the role of a protector, much like a father or a big brother would, however his...
We are alive to say we made it through 2015 and it's all because God saw us through. We have been through trials and triumphs, but despite it all God saw us through. “For...
Scripture provides no list of qualifications for a pastor’s wife. Pastors and deacons are covered in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, but the pastor’s wife? She doesn’t show up, at least in terms of suitability for...
Some people wait until New Year's to make resolutions or make new goals. But me, I've always wondered why people would wait until New Year's to choose to "do better" when every day that we...
Soul-level happiness is the ultimate desire for mankind. Often we turn to love, relationships, money, jobs, and other sources for this fulfillment that can only come from one source—God. Many women struggle to find...
In a society where it always feels like "engagement season" or people are entering in new relationships, being alone is like a taboo. Nobody wants to be alone especially around the holidays. It's the...
Whether it's a friendship, courtship, or work relationship... we've all been there. At a place where we find ourselves asking... "Why am I in this relationship?"The writing has been on the wall for a minute. You...
"How does a woman display her own reckless abandon to God? Does she have to leave her family, hometown, and all her friends to prove such commitment? Well, occasionally God might ask that of...
By design we want the fairytale. Flowers, Adoration, Chocolates, Chivalry, Gifts & the elaborate pursuitIf we know what we desire, why is it that so many women ­ married and single ­ do not receive it? Often...
"For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."  - Romans 8:18 Three years ago, Christmas of 2012, I...
Christmas has long represented joyful family gatherings and sharing generational holiday traditions. Television commercials, billboards on highways, and even annual entertainment events portray happiness as intact families celebrating in peace and harmony. Grief has...
1 Thessalonians 5:17- Pray without ceasing I was having lunch with a friend this week and was seated next to a group of women who appeared to be celebrating one of the young ladies birthday. Our...
The devil doesn’t come dressed in a red cape and pointy horns. He comes as everything you’ve ever wished for.
Our children are watching us and they hear more than what we say.
Relationships can be rough especially if we try to take matters into our own hands when God has already spoken. When a relationship ends it can feel like the end of the world for most of us....
Sometimes we have to step out of our comfort zones in order to get to the place where God wants us to be.