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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Blemished But Beautiful Notable Women In The Bible



A few months ago Chellbee, the blogger behind Chellbee.com, asked me how I felt about partnering on a Bible study series. I was thrilled for the opportunity to collaborate on a Bible study for women looking to deepen their faith and strengthen their walk with Christ. So I happily said, yes!

Friday, October 16, 2020

5 Characteristics of a noble woman



One of my favorite books in The Bible is Ruth. It’s a short book, only four chapters, yet it’s rich in teaching and experience with God. Through the lives of Naomi and Ruth, we see God’s redemptive power in even the worst seasons of our lives. God is able to take the worst thing that’s happened to Naomi and Ruththe death of Naomi’s husband, Elimelek, and her sons Kilion and Mahlon, the husband of Ruth, and bring them somewhere they’d never imagined they could be. For Ruth that place is the genealogy of Jesus Christ. For you and me, it is the good, perfect, and pleasing will of God. What stands out most to me though is how Ruth waited. She didn’t know she was waiting for this miraculous beautiful plan that God would unfold in her life, Ruth just continued living, not in a self-defeated attitude but nobly and honorably. Ultimately it is her character, in maybe the most difficult time of her life, which leads to her greatest blessing. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at Ruth's character and five characteristics of a noble woman of God.

 

“And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character (Ruth 3 vs. 11 NIV).”

Saturday, August 29, 2020

When God tells you to look beyond what the eyes can see

setting sky when God calls you to look beyond what the eyes can see

 

“Are you open,” asked the tall and wide man filling the entire doorway of the boutique. Despite the ball of anxiety unfurling in the pit of my stomach I smiled at him and replied, “yes. Why don’t you come on in?” The moment the words left my mouth the man began speaking blessings over my life (read more about my story here). I couldn’t believe that this man, who at first sight inspired fear in me, was now speaking life into me. I remember that day now and thank God that He hadn’t allowed me to respond to the gentleman the way my eyes dictated I do. If I had, I would’ve missed out on a blessing. That experience got me thinking though. How many times have we missed out on something special God had in store for us because we didn’t receive the messenger or because we didn’t like the packaging?

Sunday, August 23, 2020

The Gospel: Who, What, When, Where, and Why


 Whew! What a year we’ve had thus far. Tragedy, loss, pestilence, death, injustice, economic collapse, social discord, and civil unrest: dealing with any one of these things at any time would be bad enough, experiencing them all at once feels apocalyptic. With everything happening, the first, second, and third thoughts that have been running through my mind is Christ and His return. No one knows the day although, the word tells us the time leading up to it will be marked by Godlessness (2 Timothy 3) and terrifying calamity (Matthew 24, Daniel 11). Jesus will come unexpectedly but because we, who are in Christ, are not in the dark, we will not be surprised when the day of The Lord comes like a thief (1 Thessalonians 5 vs.1-11). It is comforting to know believers will not be caught unaware however my thoughts haven’t been on believers, they’ve been on the unbelievers, and those who knew Jesus yet turned away.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

3 verses to make sure your desires don't become your idol



Two weeks ago, while reading my bible I came across a verse I haven’t been able to shake. In Jeremiah 45 vs. 5, The Lord gives Jeremiah a word specifically for his scribe, Baruch. “Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them.”

 

Whoa, mind blown. 


At first glance, it may not seem that impactful but look at it again.

 

“Should you then seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them . . . (Jeremiah 45 vs. 5).”

Introducing: Six Years And A Quarter Way Through


 

I’ve always believed the greatest pains give birth to the most beautiful things. Like a coal under pressure, a woman in labor, and the crucifixion of Jesus, all birth life’s greatest treasures. Two years ago during a time in my life where I was determined to remain faithful though undeniably in distress, I began writing my debut novel, Six Years And A Quarter Way Through. What started off as a means to alleviate my burdened spirit turned into my greatest joy. Twenty Years after I first said I would, I was writing a book; A book, which loosely tells my story while encouraging other young believers to stay the course no matter the difficulty.