There was a time when all I had was my God, my mom, my baby daughter, and my faith. Of course I had my ride or die friends, but we were all young and they were trying to make it, just like I was. But, being in my early twenties, with a new baby, I was a Christian, but obviously not perfect. I was saved since an early age, so I always knew about God, but I didn’t KNOW Him, and had actually only heard Him speak to me a few times…that I could remember. Being a new mom, I wanted to do everything for my child; I wanted to be a great mom. But, I wasn’t equipped. I was a college graduate, but I worked at a hotel making very little money. And this is when I began to see God moving in my life. [Read more…]
The ways of the world are very influential on women, even Christian women. We are constantly inundated with worldly notions of what’s glamorous, right, and stylish. We see it on tv, in the lives of our friends and family, read about it in books and magazines, and may even have some mentors, teachers, or counselors recommend cohabitation. We then rationalize these worldly ways and come to the conclusion that these ways make sense based on how we FEEL and these sinful decisions are reinforced by a sin-filled world. However, that’s fine for those who choose to follow the world. But, God is calling His people to live righteously, and cohabitating is NOT for His people. [Read more…]
Let’s look at the meaning of tolerate. When you tolerate something (or someone), you allow it to exist or occur without consequence or objection. It continues without rebuke. This “turning a blind eye” is detrimental to your wellbeing. [Read more…]
Many marriages today are challenged because of the feeling one or both people in the marriage have of being deprived of love. Somehow, one or both people become self-centered and self-absorbed and either don’t know how their partner feels or don’t rank it high in importance. I urge you to read this blog post 1) from the standpoint of examining YOURSELF, THEN 2) from the standpoint of examining your mate. I say this because it’s always easier to think “he’s doing this wrong and I’m doing this right.” I want you to challenge yourself. I want you to look at what you do right AND wrong. THEN, don’t look at your mate in terms of right and wrong, but in terms of what you need from him and HOW you need it. [Read more…]
This is just a piece of my story, an important part of my story, that I feel it is time I share. Depression can happen even to a Christian. Funny thing was, I didn’t even know I was depressed, until I was almost at the point where I couldn’t get out of bed.
Just like the body can get sick, so can the mind, and yes, depression IS a mental illness. Satan has so many people afraid to call the names of things. We can cast out demons of this and that and call THEM by name, but we don’t want to call Depression by it’s name. Call that beast by its name and deal with it head on in the name of Jesus! [Read more…]