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Butterflies & Flies

A few years ago, I found myself in a season of loneliness. In the beginning I fought it. I did my share of crying on my pillow, mumbling under my breath and I’m pretty sure I even struggled with depression. I almost deactivated my Facebook account just because I started becoming jealous of other people’s relationships. I would see posts of friendships [...]

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Don’t Cry

Not long after that, Jesus went to the village Nain. His disciples were with him, along with quite a large crowd. As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession—a woman’s only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, his heart broke. He said to her, “Don’t cry.” Then he went over and touched the coffin [...]

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Mirrors

It was Sunday morning and I was supposed to be praying with team members before church. I was there in body only; my mind was on Housewives of Atlanta. At the time, it was a new show and I had just finished binge-watching season 1. I stood in prayer and thought, “I can’t believe that NeNe said that!” And then I felt convicted. I was supposed to be praying, and my mind was [...]

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The Voice of the Heart

Written by Remaliah Evans Silence is powerful. Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent and discerning if they hold their tongue (Proverbs 17:28 NIV). Learning to be quiet has kept me from much outside turmoil, however verbal silence does not always address the heart issues within. Holding our tongue is a first step toward maturity, not the end result. The mouth revea [...]

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The Power of Words

I never realized how much negative words could affect my life. I would use words like "now you know that was so stupid, I can never get anything right." I would hear words like this growing up: "You will never amount to anything," "You will probably be a tomboy when you grow up."  As I grew older, I noticed that the negative words spoken over my life had an adverse bad effect [...]

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Who’s Your Hero?

Written by Judy Smith My family and I were watching a movie together at home with my great grandson. During the movie the hero stole a police car, rammed it into a building, and set fire to the building in order to smoke out the men inside. He then illegally bugged a room, held a receptionist against her will, and hacked into a computer system. Despite this laundry list of cri [...]

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Crippled At The Table

Written by Kelly Elders Have you ever felt so inadequate? You have all these dreams and goals yet there is this inadequacy that you struggle to develop? You’ve read, listened and tried your best to develop this area yet it’s still a struggle. What if you weren’t meant to be great at everything but at one thing? Would you need God if you were great in everything? Would [...]

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A Woman Who Builds

 Written by Kelly Elders  In Proverbs 14:1, it says that a wise woman builds her house and a foolish woman tears it down. So many times we can do both. When we are good then we speak good things but when things are bad we struggle to say good things. We build by our words which begin with our thoughts and turn into actions. There is a builder inside all of us but we nee [...]

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Brighter and Brighter

Four years ago I lost my Mom. On the day she died I remember thinking, “who’s gonna pray for me now?” I know that’s an extremely selfish thought, but it’s the truth. My Mom and I fought regularly. Still, she prayed for me relentlessly. There is nothing like the power of a praying Mom, a Mom that declares the Word of God over her children. James 5:16 NLT reads the ear [...]

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Guard Your Mind

Written by Beverly Richardson Well, just this morning I felt like giving up on my God ordained assignment. I start thinking about every reason why I should not be on the assignment. Why God, did You choose me for this job? It is so hard, I cannot do it. I do not have time. I began thinking about how far I had to drive. I watched the daily news that said the price of gas was go [...]

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