Lonnetta Ragland

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Lonnetta is a senior communications and public relations strategist with degrees from Dillard University and American University. She loves quality time with friends and family, the arts, travel, mentoring and volunteerism. Lonnetta is a student of health, nutrition and fitness. She loves God and using creative expression for His glory! She currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa and is active in various church and community initiatives. (And she is a proud member of The One University!). Follow her on Instagram @lonnettarenee
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Our God is a purposeful God. His word proclaims a divine intentional nature. He created everything and everything with purpose — especially us, His children! “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) You may be wondering why we are talking about purpose when this is supposed to be an article about health. Great question … As believers, paying attention...

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In general, people spend more time at work than any other activity. The same holds true for Christians. We want our entire lives to please God and the portion we spend at our “9 to 5” is not exempt. God never intended any portion of our lives to be lived apart from Him. We are ambassadors for Christ every day — including during our workday. We stand in agreement with the Apostle Paul, who declares in...

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We are so blessed to have a faithful God. Whether single, married or somewhere in between, as believers in Christ we are called to be faithful to Him just the same. Given our humanity, we need God’s help to remain faithful to the Lord. God teaches us many important lessons about love and faithfulness. One powerful example can be found in the biblical story of Hosea, a prophet who God instructs to marry a prostitute...

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Every day, we are BOMBARDED with messages from medical doctors and the media about making healthier lifestyle choices — particularly in areas of NUTRITION, EXERCISE and STRESS MANAGEMENT. Perhaps, we have heard the WARNINGS so much that we have become desensitized, as statistics still point to alarming rates of DISEASE and DECLINING health. These facts are no different in the CHURCH, which has been largely non-expressive about the matter. As Christians, we are called to STEWARD,...

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We might think that Christian men and women would have greater success in getting married and staying married. However, in line with non-Christians, fewer Christians are getting married … And if they get married, research suggests that they are getting divorced at similar rates. How could this be? Christian couples are following God — the one who created marriage in the first place, right? In reality, Christians have started to follow secular trends such as premarital...