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The journey to wholeness is not for the faint of heart! Just as the great poet Langston Hughes penned, let me tell you, “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair…” BUT, I never would’ve gone as far to say it had all those issues of tacks, splinters, and such going on. I knew my life wasn’t perfect or easy, but in my eyes, it was far from being labeled “hard knock.” Needless to say,...

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WARNING…words of brutal honesty will follow this disclaimer. If you’re one of those people that refuses to confront the difficulties of choosing a life of faith in Jesus, this article probably isn’t for you.  If you’re someone who believes that choosing the life of a Christian is all John 10:10 abundance, without confusion and hard pressing strikes mentioned in 2 Corinthians chapter 4…brace yourself, please, because the truth is…challenges are coming. BUT… That isn’t the...

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When everything around us seems like it’s spiraling out of control … … people often remind us of the Bible passage in which Jesus is sleeping in the storm as his disciples were, for lack of a better phrase, freaking out. We know we need to focus on something during hard times, but Jesus getting some rest while things are seemingly falling apart is normally not helpful. What should catch our attention is why Jesus is...

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I spent that New Year in Toronto, Canada. We drove up with the young adult ministry from my church. It took about 18 hours for us to arrive at the Heavy Reign Conference. This was my first time leaving the country. I was both excited and anxious. I did not know what to expect, but I heard that some of the top speakers in the healing and prophetic culture were slated to speak that weekend....

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“For God sent me before you to preserve life.” Genesis 45:5b At times, it may be difficult to accept and trust that God is weaving a plan for your life to prosper you and bring you to an expectant end. When we get to the nuts and bolts of it, most of our difficulty comes from our lack of understanding and acceptance of God’s ways. Isaiah 61:3 tells us “He will give a crown of...

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One of my favorite poems is We Wear the Mask, by Paul Laurence Dunbar. It is such a haunting depiction of how we hide in the midst of many. “In a room of a thousand we can feel like we are in an auditorium of one.” There are so many times that we hide behind “the mask” … And those masks are beautiful aren’t they? They are BEAT, BAKED, and BEARDED to perfection. They cover...

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After seeing Jamal Miller’s Monday Motivation segment, within The One University’s program, entitled, “It ain’t supposed to feel good …” I was deeply inspired by two key points. First, during this December 3, 2018 Facebook Live broadcast, Jamal introduced the innovative and practical concept of taking inventory to assess what we need for every area of our lives to position ourselves for God’s plans. Secondly, he discussed the importance of not falling for the enemy’s attempts...

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Performance. The word alone elicits feelings of pressure. Tears flow, frustrations surface, comparison gnaws, and self-pity rises when we feel like our performance has fallen short of an expectation. We are raised with a performance-based mindset that conveys the message that “you get out what you put in.” Therein, we train ourselves to believe that the burden of success falls on our efforts. “If I study diligently, then I’ll do well on the test.” “If I...

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It was one of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world, and he was about to bungee jump. The only thing keeping him from plunging into the rushing waters of the Zambezi was a single cord tied around his ankles. His pounding heart seemed to drown out the mighty waterfall as he heard the instructor behind him shout: “1, 2, 3.. bungee!” He jumped. Within seconds, it felt like he was flying. When God calls...

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Love is a beautiful thing. People love a person, a particular meal, a musician, a destination, etc. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines ‘love’ as warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion; the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration.    In our society, the word love is used so casually it can be challenging to discern true love and how it translates into God’s love for us as believers. Society can love something one minute and despise it the next. On...