Ronda has a knack for infusing great music with great verse! She is a single mother, a writer, a minister, a sister, a daughter, and a friend… but most of all, she is a child of God. She is His perfectly imperfect proof that broken things, battered things, and seemingly unusable things, can be revived and restored. The life God has breathed in her to revive her broken pieces is spoken through her poetry and books with the hopes that the hearer will also LIVE. Her work is a testimony. Her gift is one she can’t take credit for, it is from the Lord, and her words are… HIS Desire, Her FIYAH!!!
Articles by Ronda
DISCIPLINE OVER PERFECTION!
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” Hebrews 12:11
Perfection. It sounds like such a pretty word, doesn’t it? We use it to describe a meal that was cooked just right. A house that is immaculately cleaned, or a turtle sundae with just the right balance of pecans, hot fudge and caramel! Mmmm! Can’t you just feel that wonderful combination melting in your mouth after a long week’s worth of exercise and calorie counting? Continue Reading…
YIELD….EVEN EHEN IT HURTS
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
It looked like the beginning of a beautiful relationship. The kind that documentaries like Black Love are produced to tell. The kind that romance novels are inspired by. It looked like something as beautiful as all that and it was good because it had been a long time coming. Continue Reading…
FALLING IN LOVE WITH JESUS
If you just fell in love with Jesus… If you just started speaking on His goodness.
If you just started preaching. If it took a whole global pandemic for you to turn your attention to Him… Don’t you DARE be ashamed!!! Don’t you dare sit quiet if mockers who are supposed to be rejoicing at your conversion, scoff at it. Listen to me! We all came to Jesus because of a pandemic. .Continue Reading…
TO THE IMPERFECT, FIERCE, FEISTY DISCIPLE
“You are Peter and upon this Rock, I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
he Apostle Peter was a force to be reckoned with. He was spirited, hot-tempered, fiercely protective, quick to confirm relationship with Jesus, but when the going got tough, he was also quick to deny Him. His revelation of who Christ is was so highly regarded by our King that He said:.Continue Reading…
If God can do a miracle for a little butterfly, then surely your time of flight is coming soon. Hold on. Don’t give up.
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 flair, but the truth is, I’m anything but. Except for the Jesus-loving part.Continue Reading…
TOUHGH AS GERANIUMS
The road gets hard sometimes but keep your head to the sky. Remember, you may face hard times, but you’re as tough as geraniums!
It’s funny the pulpits the Lord will choose to preach His best sermons of encouragement on, even outside of the church, if we are open and receptive to His voice and leading. I’ve gotten deep and life-changing revelation in my garden, on nature walks and from a tiny, little butterfly who decided to make my front porch his dressing room. Continue reading…