The Key to Success

It starts at birth… mom puts you down after falling asleep in her arms and you begin to cry because you want her to keep holding you; it’s your will against hers. Let’s face it, we spend most of our lives bucking against authority. Few people really love being told what to do. This struggle…

Who Has The Reins?

Yesterday I wrote about how a sweet, calm temperament and a soft word spoken can help us avoid regrets and prevent strife in our lives. Without a doubt, this ability to control your words and tone comes only with wisdom and maturity. In the book of James chapter 3, he writes about the real difficulty…

I’d Rather Be a Peacemaker

I love the book of Proverbs! It’s about wisdom (something I’m sure we could all admit that we want more of). In Chapter 15, Solomon contrast a gentle spirit to a contentious one. He speaks of the “grievous word” that stirs up anger (15:1), of the “perverseness” that breaks the spirit (15:4), and of the…

Are You Blind?

I find it hard sometimes to see beyond today because I dwell in the past. The fails… the disappointments… the challenges… and my past sins that occasionally occupy my thoughts and bring me down. Yet I recognize that this is no way to live as it steals from me the peace and joy that I’m…

Me First!!

If you have more than one child, you inevitability have heard the exclamation “ME FIRST!” It’s our nature to think of ourselves first. Don’t believe me? Put two toddlers and one toy on the floor and watch the tug-of-war take place! Even with good parenting, as adults we are still stuck in the ME FIRST…

Are You on the Right Path?

If only all (and I mean all) of my “works” were aligned to God’s will… what a game changer this would be! Take a look at this scripture: “Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.” Proverbs 16:3 So, if we cast our works onto Him, meaning do all things for…

There’s a Calling for Your Life

Years ago… like back in the early 90s, a lady I worked for had a license plate that said “luvnlife.” I wasn’t sure that was possible because life felt so hard. I was a lost young woman, struggling to survive, and just trying to find my way.  Now twenty-something years later, I can’t think of…

COURAGEOUS WOMEN FELLOWSHIP – OCT. 15

Courageous Women’s Event at HOPE Baptist Church from 5PM-7PM. All ladies and teen girls are invited to attend. The event includes dinner and a special gift for everyone. This event is focused on helping all women live courageously. Knowing that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and of a…

How to Grow Old Gracefully 

You can’t remember where you put your keys or if you called someone back. Your pants don’t fit like they used to. You get tired in the middle of the day. And you seem to have a short fuse, even with the ones you love. You might be growing old…ungracefully.  So, how do we change?…