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The Pain of Life

As I sit here on the bed reminiscing on a dear friend (who was like a brother) recently transitioned, I find myself soaked in the pain of life (betrayal, mistreated, agony, lied on, loss of…

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Identity Resilience

“An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.” – James Baldwin Colossians 1:11-12 Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might…

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One Day In Your House

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 Growing up…

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What Do You Have In Your Hand?

“WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR HAND”            EXODUS 4:1-5 Have you ever wanted to do something but didn’t do it because you felt like you didn’t have anything to work…

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Happy New Year!

January is the time of year filled with great excitement and expectation that the new year will bring new opportunities, new doors and an increase in every area of our lives. We begin the year…

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Why Can’t You Just Pray Your Mental Illness Away?

Mental Health has become the buzzword this past decade. With more attention towards it every day, we are seeing more people coming to an understanding that most of our adult problems come from unresolved issues…

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A Christmas Rejoicing

Let’s clear up something, before we remember together the reason of Christmas. Jesus was born in a manger and it wasn’t because his family was poor. Caesar Augustus, Roman Emperor, decreed EVERYONE pay taxes. Joseph had…

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Red Lights and Apples

I was driving to my destination and I was pretty tired.  I had about 45 minutes to go and was anxiously awaiting my furry socks and my orange blanket.  As I proceeded on 75-South, it…

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Black Butterfly

As I sit here writing my second entry for The Encouragement Village, it occurs to me that by the title, many of you will think I’m some carefree, whimsical, Jesus-loving sista with a hippy/flower child…

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Is The GPS On?

I jump in the car, pull up my GPS navigational system and I’m set, whether I’m meeting friends at a new restaurant or a long-distance trip, my navigation system will get me there. Without worry,…

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