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…]
Now get your head out of the gutter! LOL I’m talking about PERCEPTION. What if what you think is SO BIG is really so small? When you think about your problems, your heartaches, or that thing that made you angry, frustrated, or vengeful, you may tend to get all worked up. You may analyze it (a few times), stress over it, worry about it, and a few hours, days, months, or even years later, you have put so much emphasis on it–assigned so much time and energy to it–that you have
allowed it to change you.
I talk to so many women who have “dreams, goals, and aspirations,” however, are having a hard time moving forward in their lives. Or maybe they are moving forward, however, not as quickly as they would like. Perhaps it’s an issue of time or circumstance, but many times, it’s just plain, old fear.
Fear can be so incredibly paralyzing…and seemingly anonymous. You may say, “I don’t know why I can’t just get going,” or “I don’t know why I haven’t left this job,” or “I just can’t seem to lose this weight.” And because we many times don’t identify it, we don’t address it, and we live day in, day out, in “someday.”
Here are 3 of the most common fears women have that have us settling for less: [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…]
“No mercy will be shown to these who show no mercy to others. Mercy triumphs over judgment.”
~James 2:13 (GWT)