We’re Losing by the Mouthful

We’re Losing by the Mouthful

We pray at the church altar to slay a number of sins. Afterward, we return to our seats like victorious conquerors. But in all of our praising and shouting “Hallelujah,” one sin in the Body of Christ continues to punch us in the gut: gluttony.   “When you sit to dine with a ruler, note […]

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Colorblind Word

Colorblind Word

Though many strides have been made to make the world a more inclusive place, it still remains considerably divisive. In our country, the issues of race continue to produce sensitive debate, often turning people who would otherwise be friends, into stark enemies. When you search through the annals of history, however, it becomes clear that […]

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A Heart Wide Open: How to Receive from God

A Heart Wide Open: How to Receive from God

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting with a pastor, who has written a book entitled, How to Receive From God. I laugh as I write this because most of you think you know where this article is going already. I was going to start by saying, “First giving honor to God, who is the […]

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Prospering in Your Physical Health

Prospering in Your Physical Health

When we talk about stewardship in church, rarely do we include stewardship over our physical bodies. We don’t eat or drink in the sanctuary, and we quickly address persons who smoke on church property. However, when it comes to our physical bodies, we neglect one the greatest gifts in which God blessed us. It is […]

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On The Job Training

On The Job Training

Weddings are so beautiful! Well groomed tuxedos, new shoes, glistening dresses, every hair in place, and every detail covered. We can’t forget the cakes, flowers, candles, gifts and great music. Every moment includes a great photo opportunity. Most brides have created a picture in their minds of the day before it even arrives. Many grooms […]

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Skin Is In

Skin Is In

Hey there beauties! It’s still technically summer and enjoying this warm weather means you are being even more exposed to the harmful elements, which can affect your skin in a negative way. So here are six tips you should follow to help maintain your skin’s healthy glow, because Skin is in! 1) Develop a skin […]

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Changing the Way Men Think

Changing the Way Men Think

Isaiah shares a unique revelation concerning God in chapter 55 of his book. He testifies: “‘For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ declares the Lord. ‘As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.’”   Simply put, […]

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Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: Gracism

Beyond #BlackLivesMatter: Gracism

Undoubtedly, the #BlackLivesMatter grassroots movement has gained tremendous traction with national media and various members of the public since its launch in July 2013. A movement birthed after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Black teen Trayvon Martin—yet still without the desired changes to dismantle structural racism. A book I read […]

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Back-to-School: Tips For Parents From A Teacher

Back-to-School: Tips For Parents From A Teacher

The beginning of a new school year can be an exciting and stressful time for parents and children. Whether your child is attending school for the first time, or transitioning to high school, your support is critical for success. Research continually states that parents play a major role in their child’s academic achievement. Here are […]

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Have the Best School Year Ever!

Have the Best School Year Ever!

Each fall, millions of parents purchase new clothes and supplies to prepare their children for the new school year. We often forget to prepare a strategy for our child’s growth during the year.  It’s important to remember that God has given parents, not schools, the primary responsibility for shaping and guiding their children’s development. Furthermore, […]

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Does God Need Our Tithes?

Does God Need Our Tithes?

Hey Chris, I’m a single mom. My daughter and I are doing all right, but things are always tight for us. I grew up in church and have always heard that I should tithe but truthfully, I always have more month than money, so I just do what I can. I don’t want to feel […]

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