Dear Future Husband

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“Dear future husband, here’s a few things you’ll need to know if you wanna be my ‘one and only’ all my life”. I listened to Meghan Trainor’s new song “Dear Future Husband” and chuckled as I agreed with way more than half of the lyrics. Then I saw the ecard that’s above and laughed at how true it was! (Don’t act like you don’t have a Wedding board on Pinterest). All of this made me start…

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Ease On Down The Road

Ease On Down The Road

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Continuing yesterday’s theme of “The Wiz”, a popular subject matter I’ve been hearing is “the straight and narrow road”. Everybody from songwriters, entertainers, movies, public speakers, etc. refer to this term. For those who don’t know, it’s biblical term.

The straight and narrow road refers to the road that believers are to strive to stay on.

“Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate…

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"When I Think of Home…"

“When I Think of Home…”

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We all know the lyrics: “When I think of home, I think of a place where there’s love overflowing..” from the great musical “The Wiz”.

This morning during my devotion time, I came across this scripture that reminded me of this song:

Make your home in Me just as I do in you. In the same way that a branch can’t bear grapes by itself but only by being joined to the vine, you can’t bear fruit…

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"Broken Crayons Still Color"

“Broken Crayons Still Color”

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I’m not sure who created this quote, but it speaks VOLUMES in itself. It truly encouraged my heart, as sometimes I feel broken and unqualified. It also reminds me of a few scriptures.

1) God told me,’My grace is enough; it’s all you need.My strength comes into its own in your weakness’. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating…

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The Mouth Challenge

Hey all! I have a new challenge for you : “Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth.

The Mouth Challenge

Hey all! I have a new challenge for you : “Watch the way you talk. Let nothing foul or dirty come out of your mouth.


God Has No Favorites

"It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open."

God Has No Favorites

"It’s God’s own truth, nothing could be plainer: God plays no favorites! It makes no difference who you are or where you’re from—if you want God and are ready to do as he says, the door is open."


The Balance of Grace and Truth

The Balance of Grace and Truth

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. (J Out of his fullness we have all received grace in place of grace already given. 

(John 1:14-17)

Jesus came from the Father full of grace and truth. Out of His fullness, we have all received grace (and have received truth, which…

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Slingshot Season

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Here’s a quick thought that was put into my spirit this morning:

Just as a slingshot goes backward to sprint forward, sometimes God has to pull you backward in order to advance you in His will. As He’s pulling you backward, you may be confused as to what is happening. You may perceive it as:

“wastimg time”

“unnecessary”

“I’m too good for this”

“the enemy is trying to pull me back”

“the enemy…

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The Passenger Seat

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You know when you’re trying to take control of your life and make things happen on your own? You try to sit in the driver’s seat and navigate through this wild ride called life. The tough truth is that none of us our licensed or equipped to drive through life on our own. When we try to do so, we are guaranteed a horrible ending. We will…

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When Christian Books Become Unhealthy

When Christian Books Become Unhealthy

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There are plenty Christian authors who write books and devotionals to help encourage the body of Christ. I personally love reading Christian books that’ll edify my spirit, especially if its topic is an area in which I’m lacking. As a writer myself, I am hoping to one day write faith-based books to encourage others.

But from experience, I’ve realized that these books can become unhealthy when…

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I’m Flawed…

I’m Flawed…

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This morning, I couldn’t  help but feel overwhelmed by God’s accepting love. I am beyond flawed. Emotionally, mentally, spiritually, and physically. Yet, God still loves me, WANTS me. He thinks my flaws are beautiful, and it blows my mind.

In 2 Corinthians 12:9, the Lord tells us, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”. His grace, mercy and love accepts and…

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Beyonce is NOT everything

Beyonce is NOT everything

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No, this is not “Beyonce-hate”.  She is greatly talented  and nobody can deny that.

BUT!

I just wanted to remind you all that she is NOT “everything”. As per her VMA performance last night, fans have gone wild, expressing their die-hard love for her, how she “gave them life”, or “SLAYEDDD”, etc.. I’ve even seen an ABSURD photoshopped picture of Beyonce’s head on the body of Jesus.  Due to this…

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The Extra Key

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Placing an extra key in a strategic place has been a common “in case of emergency” plan for many people. Whether it’s the extra house key under the mat or the extra car key in the pantry, etc., it’s always safe to have an extra key..in case of emergency. While trying to think of where to place my extra key this morning, it caused me to ponder spiritual extra keys. As weird as that sounds, I…

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Worshipping the Talent

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I recently went to a well-known gospel artists’ album release concert. There were a few “die-hard fans” in the crowd. As the artist went on and ministered, I realized that there were people in the audience solely focusing on her amazing vocal ability, rather than the Spirit of God in the midst of her message. You know, reacting to her singing, high-notes, and runs. While that is inevitable,…

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Waiting for the Retreat

Waiting for the Retreat

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This weekend, I will be joining numerous young adults on a retreat with Brooklyn Tabernacle. As I am excited to see how God shakes me up during the retreat, I found myself using it as an excuse to be spiritually lazy until then. Fleeing thoughts such as, “This weekend is going to be spiritually amazing, so I don’t need to read my bible until then. I’ll wait for the retreat”. Or, “I know the…

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