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This Little Child...

This Little Child...

Jan 20, 2021Sharique Ellison

The bible tells us repeatedly how much Jesus loves his children and how much he loves childlike humility. Adopting the character of a child means to be dependent on God, humble, obedient, and full of faith. To be a child and have child-like faith leaves no room to tremble in worry...

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Just Like David

Just Like David

Dec 30, 2020Arianna Dunn

I wanted to chase things I believed would bring me happiness. I think it was cool I stepped out of my shell and tried new things, but I forgot to involve God in the process. Interestingly enough, my plans did not bring me long-lasting joy. I also continued to lack direction....

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Author Spotlight on Shai Lynne Johnson: From Dyslexia to Publication

Author Spotlight on Shai Lynne Johnson: From Dyslexia to Publication

Dec 18, 2020Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

I am thankful that with the help of God, family, and teachers I have overcome the learning disorder of dyslexia. Now I can read more fluently and I have developed a love of reading books.  I have had a lot of trouble with my reading and thought I would never learn...

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Don't Suffer  in Silence

Don't Suffer in Silence

Nov 27, 2020Dr. AnnMarie Ledley

Do you sometimes feel “unheard”, like God is silent when you’re screaming your loudest about emotional and or physical pain? Ever feel like you’re suffering in silence when you deal with hard things in life? If so, you’re in good company. Many of us do this. But the Bible tells us...

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Author Spotlight on Blogger Katie Rouse: A Comeback From COVID

Author Spotlight on Blogger Katie Rouse: A Comeback From COVID

Nov 16, 2020Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

Slowing down—even when sick—is a grace where we really get to abide with Jesus, who knows our pain and our tears. We often think of abiding as something we have to do, as another part of our to-do lists as believers. But I believe that abiding is maybe the most passive...

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Faith is Your Rope– Hang on Help is on the Way!

Faith is Your Rope– Hang on Help is on the Way!

Nov 13, 2020Crystal Johnson

Faith is to the mind as love is to the heart. We know that when someone you love hurts you or leaves you, you become broken hearted. That is the same thing that happens to your faith, when things don’t go the way you want it to go, it affects your...

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Author Spotlight on Radio Host Coretha Gantling

Author Spotlight on Radio Host Coretha Gantling

Nov 09, 2020Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

Ms. Gantling believes that our children are our greatest asset and the key to our nation becoming more unified under God. She mentors young ladies, twelve to twenty-five, who are known as The Holy Ghost Girls. She teaches them how to sew and cook healthy and nutritious meals and otherwise trains...

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Author Spotlight on the Story of a Plain Girl: Marian Longenecker Beaman

Author Spotlight on the Story of a Plain Girl: Marian Longenecker Beaman

Nov 02, 2020Dr. Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

Because I blog weekly, I hear from loyal readers often bright and early Wednesday mornings. Others have disclosed their feelings as they wrote Amazon reviews. I thank God for mostly five-star reviews. My goal is fifty reviews; I’m getting there slowly but surely. The most surprising thing was hearing from men,...

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Slights and Offenses: How Do You Handle Them? Author: Marian Beaman

Slights and Offenses: How Do You Handle Them? Author: Marian Beaman

Nov 01, 2020Marian Beaman

“Love your enemies! Do good to them. . . . Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be acting as sons of God: for he is kind to the unthankful and to those who are very wicked.”      Luke 6:35, The Living Bible

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"Alone But Not Lonely" Author: Shai Johnson

Oct 23, 2020Shai Johnson

Although I am physically alone without my peers, I am never alone because God is always there. Now I am not saying I dislike people or do not want to hang out with friends. I am just cautious and I trust God to bring the right Godly friends into my life....

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Author Spotlight on: Emmy Award Winning Nikesha Elise Williams

Author Spotlight on: Emmy Award Winning Nikesha Elise Williams

Oct 18, 2020Katherine Hayes

have written five novels and one collection of poetry. I’m not sure I have favorites. I always direct people to my debut, Four Women, because of how hard I worked to get it out it really means a lot to me and paved the way for the other books. My fourth...

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God’s Plan - Author Arianna Dunn

God’s Plan - Author Arianna Dunn

Oct 09, 2020Arianna Dunn

I have always had this fixation on "better." I often feel life could somehow be better if I did this or if I did that. Maybe, I have watched too many movies or have become too accustomed to the depiction of life through the lens of social media. But I certainly...

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Am I Enough?- By Sharon Johnson

Am I Enough?- By Sharon Johnson

Sep 25, 2020Sharon Johnson

I expect more of myself than anyone. I am also my own worst critic. I can make others happy with my work, but I still question how much more I could have done to be better. I have many days where I question if I am good enough to handle this...

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Accidental Author—An Interview with Children's Author Tracey Burton

Accidental Author—An Interview with Children's Author Tracey Burton

Sep 18, 2020Katherine Hayes

Anything I write is for children. I am inspired by real life. My Covid book was written from my angst about students returning to school and them being afraid of what was going on in the world. I wanted to find a way to inform them in a child friendly way....

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When I Think Of You- For My Mother's 80th Birthday

When I Think Of You- For My Mother's 80th Birthday

Sep 11, 2020Katherine Hayes

I live to make you happy You are my heart My mentor My dearest friend My mother I love you Forever

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Author Spotlight on Jenifer Jennings

Author Spotlight on Jenifer Jennings

Aug 31, 2020Katherine Hayes

To date, I’ve published a total of eleven books. I have a Spiritual Collection series that has four books: a devotional, a collection of short stories, a collection of Biblical short stories, and a collection of poems. Then I have my Faith Finders series which is a six-book series featuring different...

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What is your WORTH?   Authored By: Crystal Johnson

What is your WORTH? Authored By: Crystal Johnson

Aug 21, 2020Crystal Johnson

As women, we lead hectic lives. We work, whether it is in the house or outside the home. We carry many roles: mother, sister, friend, teacher, counselor, doctor, plumber, maintenance worker and so on…and we still feel that we have no WORTH to us.

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"Silver Lining of a Pandemic" By: Vonyee K. Carrington

Aug 07, 2020Vonyee Carrington

Does the COVID-19 pandemic have silver lining?  I would venture to say “Yes!”  The next question is “How?” During this pandemic with each U.S. state having some sort of stay at home order and phased re-opening, we are forced to our families, ourselves, and our demons.

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"What's Love Got To Do With It?"

Jul 24, 2020Katherine Hayes

My father described love by explaining that God first showed us, love. He said that God had a special place in His heart for the church and viewed those in it as His bride.  When we get to heaven we would meet up with God (our groom) for the great wedding...

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The Blessed Life—Authored By: Arianna Dunn

The Blessed Life—Authored By: Arianna Dunn

Jul 10, 2020Arianna Dunn

Favor allows us to conquer situations that require none other than God to either fix or navigate. Favor also serves as a shield of protection. Just like our actions, favor impacts those around us and any space we inhabit.

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Feeling Ordinary? God Really Loves Your Type!

Feeling Ordinary? God Really Loves Your Type!

Jul 03, 2020Katherine Hayes

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”  (1st Samuel 16:7 NIV) Can I be honest with...

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Called to Give it to the Youth- By Sharon Johnson

Called to Give it to the Youth- By Sharon Johnson

Jun 26, 2020Sharon Johnson

As we go through this period of a “new normal,” I’ve noticed how tough it is on my students. We are no longer in the classroom each day. Some children don’t have the most conducive environments to learn in. A few are dealing with the real impacts of this virus. They...

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Overcomer

Overcomer

Jun 12, 2020Shai Johnson

Being diagnosed with dyslexia and learning how to deal with it had its challenges in itself, but with the help of my parents and God I was able to overcome it.

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A Sold Out Palate in a Malnourished World

A Sold Out Palate in a Malnourished World

Jun 05, 2020Katherine Hayes

“Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be satisfied.”  — Luke 6:21 We are God’s creation with an instinctive thirst and hunger for food and water both physically and spiritually.  In a literal sense, the appetite we’re all born with begins limited where we can only ingest milk and...

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The Posture of Patience

The Posture of Patience

May 22, 2020Katherine Hayes

We practice patience.  God watches to see if we can behave as Christians when things are going well, as well as in times of trial.  He knows our patience is tried when we are stressed, tried, or persecuted. 

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