Faith Leads Forward, Fear Holds You Back

Faith leads forward because it’s born of hope and hope is always about expectation—expectation of what’s to come.

WHAT FAITH IS

It’s looking ahead with anticipation that a good God has good things planned for you. And since He already given you His best in Jesus, what good thing could He possibly withhold from you (Romans 8:32)?

That’s faith and it’s what pleases God.

WHAT FEAR DOES

When faith calls, fear tries to hold you hostage to your past.

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Speak Life!

The thoughts you think become the beliefs you speak.

And since life and death are in the power of your tongue, it’s important to note what you’re mediating on, because you speak what you believe in your heart.

Nope. I’m not referring to humming while sitting lotus style. I’m talking about the thoughts you rehearse in your mind and say out loud, analyzing the meaning of every word.

It’s an amazing way to benefit from God’s Word because His words are spirit and life and health to your whole body.

But meditating on anger, bitterness, and betrayal—not so much. That sucks the life out of you, drying you to your core. And it’s hard to speak life when choking on toxic thoughts.

"Your words have power to give life or ruin it. And if you have what you say, you may as well speak life!"

WHAT’S A GIRL TO DO?

Change the narrative.

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How to Be Flawless and Own It!

Bride of Christ. Beautiful in every way.Last week hubby and I saw the movie Acrimony. It’s an insightful film by Tyler Perry reminding us that becoming one flesh in marriage is as much about perspective, as purpose.

Selah.

But during the previews I peeped the premise of an upcoming release, I Feel Pretty, starring Amy Schumer. And I loved it! Continue reading “How to Be Flawless and Own It!”

I’m LIT!

Maybe you’re a millennial or you have children who are millennials or younger. Then you’ve said or heard the term “lit.” And if you’re like me, you were confused, maybe even concerned, because back in the day, lit meant intoxicated.

But let’s leave our college years out of this, shall we?

I love a good carnival jump up. So, I understand why you'd call this lit, but I can do you one better.

These days it means something was excellent or exciting, like a lit movie or party. And I love a good carnival jump up myself, so I feel better about that definition, don’t you? But I can do you one better. Continue reading “I’m LIT!”

#Jesus Strong

I’M known as the “strong friend.” The one people turn to for advice. The one touted as focused and driven.

I understand where the reputation came from: a girl from the Bronx, determined to become a pediatrician despite getting turned down by several med schools, then struggling through med school and somehow completing two residencies. I get it, but just reading that last sentence drains me, remembering all those years of pressure and grinding.

Because for all the praise we give “the grind,” we forget the grind also wears us down.

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