rise up

You know sometimes we can just feel so weighed down by the worries and anxieties of life and we find ourselves settling, even unintentionally, into a realm of shallowed perspective where disappointment and hopelessness take hold and keep us anchored in those cares.  But the Lord always calls us up to a higher plain, to […]

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Take the pressure off.

I was so encouraged by these powerful words and declarations over us made by The Crowning Jewels back on International Women’s Day, that I wanted to share them with you, especially in light of Mother’s Day this Sunday.  We as women, whether mothers in the natural or not, all have a sphere of influence, a God-given […]

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Stop it. Please. Stop it.

Right before falling asleep I said, “Lord, show me the ultimate life you have for me.”  Well, how many of you know that God speaks to us in many different ways and that night, I believe He responded by showing me something that was actually keeping me from experiencing that “ultimate, abundant life.” I dreamed […]

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My Story: Afraid to die.

*Original story, “Too Young to Die?” written January 15, 2017. **Edited and published January 15, 2018. Interestingly as I begin to draft this piece of my story, it is the day before Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, only now it is 8 years later (2017).** The number “8” in scripture relates to new beginnings, and this […]

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Who you are.

Sometimes you don’t feel good enough, you feel so unqualified, you lack that confidence and you’re biting your nails on the inside. Well, here’s the deal (like my husband would say): whenever you start to feel timid, shy or afraid, or if the world ever tries to make you feel inadequate or not enough, you […]

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The better way.

why me? seriously. hope? i need it. fret. stress. worry. soul so unsatisfied. peace? what’s that? so jumbled up inside. heart longing for more. emotions all over the place. so connected to circumstance. striving.  performing.  perfection. why do i have to work so hard for it? for anything. for everything. for something. confident much?  yeah, […]

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