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Review: Captivating

October 10, 2011

As women, we desire for our beauty to be captivating.  We are asking, “Do you see me?”  A question that John & Stasi Eldredge clearly gives us the answer to in their book Captivating (Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul).  In most instances, we asked our parents this at a young age and if this question was not answered by them we found ways to get the answer.  Unfortunately as a teenager, I received my answer from boys.  But I am grateful for the Father whom answers the questions of my heart today, “Do you see me, Am I lovely, Do I captivate you?” Read more…

Attracted like a Moth to a Flame

November 10, 2010

Everyday is the continuation of this uphill battle on the  path to righteousness.  This path cannot be journeyed alone.  In order to continue on this narrow path we must walk with our heavenly Father.  We must keep in step with the Spirit.

Now, I don’t know about you but there is nothing more attractive than a godly man.  When the spirit of the Lord is in your spouse it’s as if you a drawn to them like a bee is to honey.  God wants each one of us to acquire such qualities that makes us more appealing to one another.  These qualities may consist of wisdom, integrity, and obedience (just to name a few).  But in order to obtain these traits we must be driven to walk with God and have godly advisors. Read more…

Review:God has a Dream for Your Life

October 20, 2010

How many times have you seen or read The Wizard of Oz?  I’ve seen the movie on several occasions, thanks to my little sister.  When we were children, it was her favorite movie so we watched it a dozen times or more.  Up until now I thought that this movie was just like a typical Disney movie but God has a Dream for Your Life by Sheila Walsh, changed my mind!

Walsh, eloquently correlates  this children’s story (The Wizard of Oz) with Bible verses.  She uses what seems to be simple “scenes or acts” and turns each part into pivotal moments.  The delivery in Walsh’s book is so exceptional that I honestly believe the writer of The Wizard of Oz was subconsciously inspired by The Bible.

This book will restore hope, motivate you to persevere, and assure you of God’s love.   Although this was the first time that I ever read a book by Walsh, I would highly recommend reading any of her books (that’s how great this book is).  Did I mention that I love this book?! Heck, it made me love Jesus even more so go get it!!

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Until It’s Complete

October 13, 2010

This article is mainly for myself.  Something that I can keep as a reference for when I need to encourage myself (like now).  I hope that it encourages you too!

Most of us are like this penguin.  Too often we tend to carry a load that is too heavy.  Many would compare it to, “the weight of this world”.  Fortunate for us, we do not have to carry this load alone or even at all.

Today I noticed, that the word faith cannot be separate from the word persevere.  You see, in order to persevere we must first have faith. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. I like the Amplified Version of this scripture also.  From the belief that whatever we ask God(what we cannot see), comes the ability to continue the fight when all else (what we can see) says give up because we know that He hears us and if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him. Read more…

The Bigger Picture

September 14, 2010

In this article, I wanted to be more transparent and let you all into my personal life.  I will not go into details but you will get the gist of things.  As I have stated on my Purpose Page, I can only write from my experiences so I thought what better way to show you how God works then by letting you into my life a bit.  So….Welcome!

It’s been about a month since I’ve been back in Atlanta.  I went to St. Louis to visit family.  Unfortunately, the visit held up to my expectations of not going well.  There is this strained relationship with my mom and I.  Things that happened when I was younger that she may feel I’ve done wrong and vice-versa.  And while I have let go of those thing, there are events that keep occurring that makes me question my mom’s intentions.  I hate to say it but she keeps record of everything and yes she is saved (that is neither here nor there).  But I no longer want to be held accountable for those things because I am a different person now; hey, I am a no longer a child…..I am a Christian woman.  Although I believe everyone wants a great relationship with their parents or family members, sometimes it seems impossible; especially when there is not a clear understanding of forgiveness. Read more…

Review: When a Woman Meets Jesus

September 7, 2010

When a Woman Meets Jesus by Dorothy Valcárcel is an excellent book that helps define the lives of women from scriptures that can be applied to modern situations.  She takes over fifteen women and gives us the opportunity to see these women in a different more personal light.  These women (coming from various books in the bible), may have only had a few lines of scripture but the author elaborates on them which allowed me the chance to identify with several of these women (to read further on a woman I related to Click Here).   From the flawed to the empty woman, the rejected to the unfulfilled woman, the stressed to the misunderstood woman, and the ambitious to the transformed woman, Dorothy hits just about every topic most women have faced.

At first, I was a skeptic of how she took so much from such short verses.  As I read further and was able to relate, I understood why these women were portrayed in such a way.  This book lets us into many women’s lives with the intent of deepening our understanding of our incomparable father, Jesus.  I must say, “Job well done.”

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Dream Chaser

August 19, 2010

Most children have dreams of what they will be when they grow up.  Some, may have desires to have traditional careers such as doctors, teachers, or lawyers.    This is typical.  The American way, embeds in us that traditional education is the only way to make more money (to later be stuck with loans which is where most of that money will go).  This is the “good life” most would say.  Now a days, parents do not give their children any other option because there is no other option.  But I do not agree, there is another option and that is the Lord’s way.

The Lord’s way began during childhood.  When you had this certain uniqueness.  You possessed a talent.  Your talent may have been that you were good with numbers so you would be a great accountant or you were good with words so you would be an excellent writer.  Whatever the gift, it should have been nurtured. Read more…

This Marathon

July 28, 2010

Amongst many things, there is one thing we all try to avoid.  That, is discipline!  As a teenager, I’m sure most of us said, “I can’t wait until I’m eighteen.” Little did we know that discipline would not stop in our parents home.  This word would follow us like our shadow.  It would play a major role in completing this marathon called life.

Discipline is an important factor in our daily lives.  Have you ever heard the saying, “You can tell if a person is disciplined or not by their weight.” At first, this quote was shocking but once I dug deeper I found that this is one category of discipline.  Other areas may include: finances, time management, emotions, and thoughts.  While this list can go on for days, the most meaningful is, discipline in our spiritual lives.

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Who are you?

July 26, 2010

In today’s society we all are associated with some type of label.  This can be due to race, sex, class, size, right down to the color of your hair.  Heck, even the government labels you! Does social security number ring a bell? Banks label you with an account number, even schools give an I.D. number.  What are the odds of someone at either of these establishments knowing you by name?

When I was six years old,  my father passed.  He was never in my life (no fault of his own) but as I had gotten older I began to notice the importance of a father.  I felt inadequate!  I had been deprived of the opportunity to form a complete identity, my identity.  Who was I?  I had a mother who I felt did not love me and rejected me as a daughter.  I always wondered, if my father was alive would I have been given the chance of feeling like I belonged to someone.  My label was Fatherless; because of this I looked for love in many places.  Only to be rebuffed, no one could give me the love of a father. Read more…

Review: Power of a Praying Wife

June 30, 2010

If you have read majority of my articles, you will find that I always speak of prayer.  That is because no one comes to the Father except through Jesus.  How do we get there?  Only through prayer and worship. This is how our request are made known.

When praying for your spouse it’s difficult to think of the many situations that may occur.  This is why I highly recommend The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian. Of course, this book is written from a Wife’s Perspective!  In this book, Stormie gives several different areas to focus on; such as work, choices, affection, temptation, fatherhood, & etc.  Each chapter is fairly short and ends with a prayer on how to pray for your husband.  There is also a section for yourself.  Additionally, I recommend the mini book that just has several short prayers. Read more…