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6 Signs That You Need to Check Your Motives for Going to Church

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6 Signs That You Need to Check Your Motives for Going to Church

#6. You intentionally come to church late and leave early, avoiding all person-to-person interaction. You just want to know that you ATTENDED church. #5. You picked the church you attend based on community prestige instead of being led by God to a ministry that will help you/your family grow spiritually. You reference the church by the pastor or praise team leader’s name, you barely even remember the name of the church, let alone the physical address. #4. You keep a tight circle among the “church elite” that everyone else sees as a clique. You may be cordial to others but...

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Reflect & Reset

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Reflect & Reset

  In case you were wondering where I have been these last few months, your girl is working on her master’s degree (MBA) and my hubby and I launched a new relationship podcast (Until Forever Podcast). But, just let me say that I have missed this. I have missed writing and connecting with all of you. Thankfully, I am not as busy as I used to be and because of that I get to write more often. Let’s jump into a topic that you have probably heard about hundreds of times, maybe even thousands of times this month. Did you...

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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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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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