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Dear God—Am I Good Enough?

Dear God—Am I Good Enough?

May 13, 2021Shai Johnson

As a young person who has hopes of being married someday, being accepted the way you are is important and brings paralyzing doubts to my mind. Then the Lord put these words in my spirit: “Your mind is healthy. It’s not your shape, hair, or other things that make you beautiful....

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Healed!

Healed!

May 07, 2021Sharique Ellison

Sometimes healing happens instantly, and sometimes it happens over time. It all happens in God's divine timing, and when it happens, it allows us to see God’s grace shine in our own weaknesses. I think the disbelief of the ability for someone to be healed entirely is a part of the...

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Yikes! So Many Things To Worry About...

Yikes! So Many Things To Worry About...

Apr 30, 2021Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

There're so many things to worry about.  We worry about finding a decent job and then when we do we worry about keeping it.  We worry about our children and their safety (even when they're adults).  We worry about road rage, terrorists, police brutality, our finances, if we can trust the...

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The Surprise of my Life

The Surprise of my Life

Apr 23, 2021Evelyn Collins

  Then fear became a reality. I joined the ranks of the unemployed. I stood behind the paper-filled desk in shock and grasped the desk to steady wobbly legs. With tear-filled eyes, my voice stumbled as I searched for words of acknowledgment.I blankly stared in disbelief. Why did I think I...

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The Right Fit

The Right Fit

Apr 16, 2021Arianna Dunn

I sat down and took the shoes out of the box with excitement. As I started to try on the shoes, I noticed how snug they fitted around my feet. I tried to walk in them to break them in, but they were still extremely uncomfortable. I searched online to see...

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We're All In This Together

We're All In This Together

Apr 09, 2021Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it?” (NIV Luke 14:28). I was raised to always be a willing servant. I was also raised to go above and beyond in everything...

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Stretch My Little Bit

Stretch My Little Bit

Apr 02, 2021Vonyee Carrington

As I grew in my walk of faith, the Lord brought another scripture to my attention as I continued to ask Him to “stretch my little bit”.  I was not asking for finances this time.  I asked for extension of my strength (both physical and mental); for grace, for peace, and...

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“Are We there Yet?” A Message of Encouragement to Writers

“Are We there Yet?” A Message of Encouragement to Writers

Mar 26, 2021Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes

Our journey as writers follows suit.  We learn many things on the way to where we’re going, such as developing platforms, working with mentors and critique groups, etc. Then the destination of publication, financial gain, and notoriety, are indeed blessings. Yet, as Christian writers, God challenges us to persevere through the...

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A Beautiful Seed

A Beautiful Seed

Mar 19, 2021Taylor Wehri

A seed is a complex structure that takes many different components to grow. The outside of a seed is generally hard and tough, but on the inside there are intricate parts that allow for the eventual growth of a flower or plant. As women of God, there are times we wear...

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Battlefield of the mind

Battlefield of the mind

Mar 11, 2021Sharique Ellison

Have you ever felt like your mind was bombarded with everything at once? One of the most challenging battles we fight daily is simply with our minds. Luckily, we have direction and guidance through the word of God. There is a reason why we must be transformed by our minds instead...

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Set Your Mind on These Things

Set Your Mind on These Things

Mar 05, 2021Arianna Dunn

When we think a certain way consistently, it will eventually become a pattern. A thinking pattern is essentially a repeated way of thinking that is unconsciously habitual. Just like setting our minds on earthly things can turn into a pattern, so can setting our minds on things above. The mere fact...

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The Blessing of Friendship

The Blessing of Friendship

Feb 26, 2021Vonyee Carrington

Because of the blessing of friendship, I learned that we each are destined to walk a different path. I am not in competition with my friends.  Be a cheerleader! Because of the blessing of friendship, God makes provision for your children. God will send others to come along side you to...

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PERSPECTIVE

PERSPECTIVE

Feb 19, 2021Arianna Dunn

Perspective is everything.   The way you see life, and the people and things within it impacts your interpretation of just about everything.   Perspective is not just limited to what you see, but it shapes how you see.   Perspective is how we interpret information, people, and things.

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Friendships can come in Seasons and that’s Okay!

Friendships can come in Seasons and that’s Okay!

Feb 12, 2021Crystal Johnson

A good friend is not always a person you grew up with; a good friend is loyal to you, accepts you for who you are during your best of times and during your worst time. A good friend keeps your secrets and they refrain from spreading rumors of their opinion about...

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Friends, how many of us have them?

Friends, how many of us have them?

Feb 07, 2021Sharon Johnson

I truly believe God puts people in our lives so that we are never alone in our suffering. Even to this day with my ever-changing seasons and relationships with people, I constantly find myself having a new person placed in my life to provide counsel and comfort. This year has also...

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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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