No matter what you look like, where you come from, or what you have experienced, this truth remains: You are one of a kind, created by the Master with great purpose in mind. You are a reflection of God’s beauty, a precious picture of His grace, and a jewel in His eyes. Despite where this life has taken you, you are enough and your value will never depreciate.Read More
Miscarriage is a devastating experience. So many questions run through your mind and all you want to know is why. Why did it happen? Why didn't your body act right? Why couldn't you save your baby? Why does miscarriage even exist? Why? Why? Why? No answer will ever be good enough. You may never know or understand why, but know that it wasn't your fault.Read More
We put far too much pressure on ourselves when we try to obtain perfection. Exactly what is perfection anyway? Does perfection even exist? If so, how do you know when you’ve reached it, and once you’ve reached it, what else is left for you to achieve? It is progress that leads to growth.Read More
Yes, you may have to take the medicine. Yes, you may have to go to the therapy sessions. Yes, you may have to endure the treatments. Yes, you may have to make some lifestyles changes.
Still, the word of the Lord in Jeremiah 29:11 stands: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”Read More
When what lies ahead of you becomes a bit indistinguishable, fix your focus on God’s faithfulness. Even if you have to squint your spiritual eyes, sit on the edge of your hope seat, and hold extra tight to your faith, keep believing, because the road will ultimately lead you to what God has for you.Read More
You are strategically crafted. Nothing about you is flawed or a mistake. God put thought and effort into making you. In turn, to show God how much you appreciate the work of His hands, you should put all of your effort into loving yourself.
Process often comes in the form of challenges. Those challenges are what is necessary to develop and ultimately transform your heart, mind, and spirit to ready you for receiving the promise. Don’t let the process punk you out of the promise.Read More
In relationships, in career goals, in fitness ambitions, in parenting, in dealing with certain situations, or whatever the case, you have the freedom to create a system that works best for you. It does not matter how any other person before you or around is doing it or has done it, you do not have to follow their way. Even if you like the way they do it, you may find that what works for them will not work for you. And that is perfectly okay.Read More
If we desire to achieve anything in this life, we must be willing to commit to the work. The results we want absolutely will not appear overnight, so when the process takes longer than we’d care for, we must allow persistent consistency to arise in us. It is the only way we are able to produce, because giving up causes forfeiture.Read More
The beautiful thing about giving whatever it is you need to give another go is that there is grace for that. For one, each day, because of God’s mercy, we are allowed a fresh, new start: “It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness” (Lamentations 3:22-23).Read More
God doesn’t manifest healing in our individual lives the exact same way. Some may be able to simply pray and overcome depression, and some may need more extensive help. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with either.Read More
What you're hiding beneath that pretense needs to be uncovered so that the true essence of who you are can be recovered. Putting bandages on top of wounds so no one else will see them or to pretend they don’t exist does not make them go away. No matter how much you dress it up, sex it up, shop it up, party it up, over-achieve it up, or however you cover it up, until you reveal it, you will never heal and the pain will only grow deeper and stronger.Read More
Forgive your mother. You may not consider her a good mother, but perhaps she did the very best she could with what she'd been taught through her own experiences. Perhaps, at the time, she did the absolute best she could with what she knew.Read More
Self-care is far more than superficial enjoyment. Quite honestly, those perks are only a minute fraction of what caring for one’s self really looks like and consists of. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for relaxing in a massage chair while having my feet rubbed and scrubbed – away from the demands of day-to-day life, when all of the attention is on me and my needs in that moment; however, let’s be clear here: You can go to the spa every week, never miss a hair, nails, and feet appointment, take a vacation every month, and have a closet full of clothes and shoes, yet still not have a clue how to care for yourself. You can be very well kept on the outside and dying on the inside.Read More
So often, we reject what God has sent to help us, because a form of the very same thing was something that deeply hurt us. But this is a touch that we should openly welcome and embrace. This touch is different. It’s good for us.Read More
Perhaps your year hasn’t exactly looked the way you wanted it to. That doesn’t mean you have failed in any way or that things never work out for you. It simply means that God had a different plan, a different focus for you.Read More
Your value comes from only ONE source, and that is God. It does not come from the source of what you have or do not have, what people think of you, or what you do. And even when you can’t see it yourself, your worth still remains.Read More
Sexual assault is one of the most painful, frightening, life-altering experience one can go through. It damages you physically, psychologically, emotionally, developmentally, and spiritually. I know firsthand. And when you find the courage and strength to speak up about your experience and you aren't believed, it is equivalent to being victimized all over again.
God still loves you and has good plans for your life. So, don't be ashamed or feel like something is wrong with your walk with Christ because you can't seem to "shake it off and pack it under your feet."Read More
As daughters of God, we have been endowed with His amazing grace to do the work that will lead us into adapting a new, healthy normal. You don't have to remain the way you are just because it's the way you've always been.Read More