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Not Perfect, But Purposed

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Not Perfect, But Purposed

If you have grown up in church, like me, you have surely heard the term testimony before.  I think of a testimony as sharing with others about something that God has done in your life. A testimony can be shared among a group, a congregation or one on one. The testimony should allow others to see that God was able to help you in your situation and encourage the listener to believe God to help them in their similar situation. Unfortunately, in some churches, testimony sharing turns into story time and people end up bragging on themselves more than they...

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Find Time, Give Time

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Find Time, Give Time

Time can be tricky, can’t it? I have spent my whole life wishing for one moment to hurry and arrive and another moment to slow down and pause. In a few weeks the entire world has felt like it’s at a stand-still because of one common thing, COVID-19. You may have been like me and filled gaps of your day looking at thousands of status updates and memes on social media, or have read hundreds of news articles and watched dozens of videos. After a few days of this going on I asked myself something. Was I making the best...

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Prayer Changes Me

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Prayer Changes Me

    I seriously just told someone that I wasn’t God’s friend the other day because He was ALLLLL the way in my business and I was frustrated that He was answering my prayer so quickly. Have you ever prayed for God to help you become a better person in a particular area of your life and then He presents you with the opportunity to make a choice that would either show growth or keep you stagnant? That’s pretty much what I have recently experienced. God has been dealing with me and my issues with the “F” word. Hold on...

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She's Pretty, Period!

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She's Pretty, Period!

While I celebrate my heritage year round, there is something special about having a month recognized for the history of African Americans. It only seemed appropriate that as I wrote this blog entry I sat listening to the song “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyonce` featuring her daughter, Blue Ivy, as well as Saint Jhn and WizKid. Go ahead, turn it on. You know you want to! “Brown skin girl, Ya skin just like pearls. The best thing in all the world. I never trade you for anybody else…”

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Jesus Saves or Nah?

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Jesus Saves or Nah?

I have quietly observed via social media and conversations around me when individuals have expressed their opinions about Kanye West and the sincerity of his relationship with God. I have kept my opinions to myself. However, with the release of his latest musical project, Jesus is King, and the growing fame of #KanyeSundayService I just have something I want to ask you. Does Jesus save or nah? I ask this question because it seems like some people have an issue with particular individuals claiming salvation. I’m sure you, like me, have a prayer list of people close to you that...

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