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February 2018 Posts

Let. It. Go book review

Let. It. Go Book Review

RUN YOUR RACE

February 1, 2018

Women are wired to control. We make sure the house is clean, the meals are prepared, the beds are made, the children are dressed, and everyone gets to where they’re going on time. But sometimes our strength of being conscientious can morph into the weakness of being a slight—-or all out—-control freak! This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you learn how to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t, and more importantly, decide which one is which! Read more...


Are You Growing?

Are You Growing?

KNOW YOURSELF

February 8, 2018

I've been thinking a lot about growth recently. Specifically I’ve been focusing on personal growth and growing in Christ.

In reviewing 2017, it felt as though I had learned nothing new. Or at least, the things that I had learned were not being put into action. 

I remember when I was pregnant with my son I would go on www.babycenter.com every week to see what the baby should look like and what was happening to him in the womb. Read more...


My Hair, His Glory

My Hair, His Glory

KNOW YOURSELFRUN YOUR RACE

February 15, 2018

“When laas yuh comb yuh hair?” (When was the last time you combed your hair?)

“Yuh cyanh comb yuh hair?” (Why can’t you comb your hair?)

I've always had what Jamaicans call “long hair”… in truth, it was probably more like medium length as my hair ranged from shoulder to mid-back length. In June 2017, hyped up on YouTube videos featuring women of color with waist-length hair, I embarked on a hair journey. I wanted to see if there was truth to the statement that black women could have long hair. Starting with freshly processed hair, I began my journey to dispel the myth. Read more...


The Samaritan Woman on Seeking God

The Samaritan Woman on Seeking God

February 16, 2018

We know her story well.  She’s the woman who kept husbands that were not her own. The home wrecker.  The floozy. Yet her story is one that shows powerfully the love our Heavenly Father has for us.

As we read her story in John 4:1-30, let’s start our focus on verse 4:

[Jesus] needed to do through Samaria. 

A cursory history of the Jews   at that time will show that the Jews had no dealings Samaritans. It is believed that the Pharisees took this antagonistic relationship to the extreme that they refused to take the easier route through Samaria. Read more...


1 Peter 2:2

1 Peter 2:2

KNOW GOD

February 22, 2018

This epistle of Peter is addressed to the diaspora of Jews in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia.

He writes to remind them that God has chosen them and his spirit has made them holy. For whatever reason, they seemed to be doubtful of this fact.

Maybe the new believers doubted because they were far removed from their beloved Jerusalem – driven away because of religious persecution.

Peter wrote to remind them that they were children of God. Read more...