Don’t Say It Mean

Say what you mean. When we are seeking healing in a relationship, it is crucial for us to speak the “truth in love.” Avoiding or minimizing what we are feeling may buy peace in the short term, but will block healing in the long run. It is vitally important for both parties to speak their…

Practicing Forgiveness with All Your Mind

Hi reader. I wanted to share this great word from Scott Stoner, Creative Visionary and Founder of Living Compass. “Can you recognize that the brokenness they caused in you arose from something broken in them? Can you desire for them the same wholeness that you seek for yourself?” —Jake Owensby. Choosing to practice forgiveness toward someone…

Practicing Forgiveness with All Your Heart

“Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were.” Cherie Carter This week reflect on our need to overcome a tendency to protect ourselves in order to be able to both forgive and seek forgiveness. Today’s quote reminds us that holding on to anger when someone has hurt us actually…

The Intentional Pause

Why do we hate silence? Why do have a need for constant sound or noise? Whether it is listening to music, tv, audible book or conversation, we have an excessive need for sound. We are constantly batting two types of noise; Outer Noise sounds from the environment (ex. Tv, workplace, home, traffic, etc.) Inner Noise…

Emotional Bank Account

As a culture, we clearly value expressing our love for each other this time of year. This includes the expression of all kinds of love, not just romantic love. Valentine’s Day is also an opportunity to tell friends, relatives, colleagues, and classmates (Remember exchanging cards with everyone in your classroom when you were a child?)…

Rock Your Red for National Wear Red Day!

Rock Your Red – Friday, Feb. 1st – National Wear Red Day! Heart disease and stroke is the No. 1 killer in women, and stroke disproportionately affects African-Americans. Importantly, African-American women are less likely than Caucasian women to be aware that heart disease is the leading cause of death. What’s more, African-American women have almost…

A Prayer About Character

With the new year still fresh, we want to be intentional with our words, deeds and thoughts. A prayer about Character. When I find myself wanting to be a woman whom others admire. Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised. Proverbs 31:30 O…