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I Checked In With God

I Checked In With God

Two years after Destiny’s Child ended, getting a starring role in a nationally touring show like The Color Purple felt like I had come full circle. And you know what? The experience was incredible, y’all. And the show was even better. Your girl even earned a nomination for Lead Female Actress at the 2008 Eighteenth

The world desperately needs you to come alive. To be joyful and passionate and fully awake. In this process, what are the things you’ve recalled that make you come alive? How does it feel for you to be fully awake, fully present, fully alive? This is your one solitary life. What will you do (what matters) and what will you forget (the rest)?

Your Spark and God’s Calling

  Our calling changes and evolves over the years as we grow and our circumstances change. My calling, during my high school years, was to connect with that spark, to develop a lifelong spirit of determination, and to learn grit, gumption, and scrappiness. Those virtues served me well in my callings that followed — as

There’s no better time that right now to start or re-start reading and learning the Bible! Let’s get going today!

How to Master the Bible So Well That the Bible Masters You

  There is a very close connection between God and His Word. Jesus Himself is called the Word of God (John 1:1, John 1:14; Revelation 19:13). To know God, you must know His Word; to honor God, you must honor His Word; to be in touch with God, you must be in touch with His

Tailor Made: The Authentic You

The authentic self is soul made visible. — Sarah Ban Breathnach 1 We are the most at ease when no one is watching. We are free to be ourselves and act the way we feel at the moment when no one is there to judge us. When I took my daughter, Holly, to her first

Your Greatest Skill: Love in Practice

Having been married for eighteen years, I may not be able to wholly define every aspect of love, but I can tell you with confidence there is one skill above every other that causes love to grow. All the other stuff — like picking up my dirty socks, going out on dates together, keeping romance

Why, When, and How Should We Pray?

Why, When, and How Should We Pray?

Why Should We Pray? God insists that we ask, not because He needs to know our situation, but because we need the spiritual discipline of asking. — Catherine Marshall Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and  petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. — Philippians 4:6 So I say

James 4:8

The Rings of the Lord

Jesus had an inner circle. The Bible offers plenty of examples. As a matter of fact, He had several circles or rings of relationship around Him. When the mother of James and John asked Jesus to allow her sons to enter one of those rings, He did not deny her request. However, He did ask them an important question:

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