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Here's the Thing...

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Here's the Thing...

Let’s see, the last time I wrote I was pondering if there was a point to addressing sin.  A couple of readers responded with comments. I took some time to reflect, pause, reflect again, and more time staring at my screen wondering how much I should say and how much I should keep to myself. Here I am, typing…FINALLY posting this entry.  Let’s rewind for a minute and let me explain with a little backstory about myself. So, the thing is, I have attended church since I was inside my mother’s womb. If you didn’t know already, my father was...

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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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