Words have the power to encourage.

May the words you read in these blog posts lift your spirits and draw you into a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Obedience Can Bring You Peace

Obedience Can Bring You Peace

Obedience brings peaces? Those are words I never imagined I would say.  I used to get anxious when someone would use the word obey or obedience. It had an extremely negative connotation in my mind. It was associated with losing control, being taken advantage of, and not being respected as an individual. But thankfully, as I matured, I began to understand obedience from a different perspective.  

The World, The Kingdom and Me

The World, The Kingdom and Me

As a Christian and as a black woman, I spent a lot of years juggling “student Jamila”, “work Jamila”, “church Jamila”, “family Jamila”, “friend Jamila”, and “wife Jamila”. I know this makes it sound like I have multiple personality disorder. Praise the Lord, I do not. These are just some of the masks I’ve worn to fit into the different parts and places of my life.

Your Money Is For Him, Not You

Your Money Is For Him, Not You

What does being wealthy mean to you? Does it mean monetary wealth? Does it mean amassing material possessions?  I could throw a bunch of Christian scripture at you about riches and wealth, but instead, let me share some personal thoughts and #realtalk with you.

Talking Trees?

Talking Trees?

Did you know that trees work together, protect each other, warn each other of danger, and share nutrients? Like a tree tells us that the same way a tree grows and manages tough times is the same way we grow and cope with challenging situations.

Daring To Live Without Fear

Daring To Live Without Fear

I’ve actually felt pretty fearful lately. Not the kindof fearful where I even realized it. Not fright or desire to run and hide. I haven’t been jumpy or afraid to speak out. l’ve been experiencing a different kind of fear...the kind where I’m afraid to take risks, afraid to dream big.

Stepping Out On Faith Again

Stepping Out On Faith Again

I began this year feeling emotionally drained and scatterbrained.  Last year was hard on all of us and for me it was a true test of choosing joy and living encouraged no matter what.

Humbled Yet Strong

Humbled Yet Strong

With each disappointment I’ve tried to fix it in my own strength and I find myself now feeling drained and discouraged. With the words “I can’t do this” and I should just give up because “I don’t have the strength,” floating around in my head.

Faith that Requires Complete Trust in God

Faith that Requires Complete Trust in God

Have you ever said that you were going to take “a leap of faith”? Although the phrase isn’t in the Bible, the idea of following God in faith is certainly Biblical, and there are times we may feel like we’re taking a leap. It doesn’t mean we are stepping out into the unknown; it merely means that we trust God.

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Measuring Your Worth

Let's be real, it can feel like we're constantly being rated and judged by the world.  We've all heard about the comparison trap and how social media is one of the ways we fall into comparing our real lives to other people's perfectly curated online lives.  

Finding Yourself

Finding Yourself

Each day of your life is a step in the process of becoming who God created you to be. It’s funny how God already knows who you are today and who you will become, but often we struggle to see and accept ourselves.

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Have you ever wondered to yourself, why is my journey a mess? when will I get there in life? Well, that question is normal. It comes up when we are scared and doubt God's plan for us or when we don't understand God's work on our journey.

Living Loved And Blessed

Living Loved And Blessed

#loved or #blessed are popular hashtags on social media. Although as daughters of the King and sisters in Christ, we might have good intention behind using them, have you noticed that they are used by those who don’t believe in Him too?