All posts in Giving

5 Real Reasons You Don’t Have Friends (and how to make new ones)

I was really content with my small circle of friends.  I had a crew to shop with, eat with, vent to, and do our Christian version of partying.  I mean those women totally understood me.  They didn’t judge me.  They encouraged and inspired me.  MY CREW!  Then things went a little haywire with one moving to another city, but she was still within a couple of hours.  Then the other was swept off her feet by a soldier in shining armor and whisked away to Alaska.  Then one passed away.  So I went from chilling with my girls to all…
Top

Who’s Driving – Are you a Submissive Wife? 3 Questions for Your Heart.

I went to lunch with a young lady who was engaged to be married.  ”My husband WILL NOT be my head, ” she said with conviction.  The statement troubled me and disturbed me.  I was quiet a moment then asked, “Then why get married?” Single women drive themselves.  If driving is your thing, there is a place for that.  When you marry, you are saying I will let you drive me.  I will help you, but I won’t harm you.  I will willingly serve you and serve alongside you, but I won’t injure you with my pride. Who is Really…
Top

Five Signs that Marriage is Not for You

Can’t you picture it?  Dresses.  Flowers.  Bridesmaids.  Engagement parties.  Walking down the aisle to a sea of adorning witnesses.  The gasp at a glimpse of your beauty.  The awestruck audience that looks on lovingly as you say those two little words, “I do.”  Isn’t it lovely?  Don’t get me wrong, weddings are beautiful, but they aren’t made of the things that make a marriage last.  I’ve talked to many ladies whose training to be a bride far outweighs their preparation to be a wife.   I don’t want any one to make the mistake of getting married for the wrong…
Top

Are You a Killer?

I’ve been killing myself from the inside out.  Here is my confession:  I could point out my every flaw.  I could tell you every fault of my own.  I could beat myself up pretty badly.  I could criticize and find every terrible, awful, no good thing about me.    I could not forgive myself easily.  I could not accept compliments without discounting them.  I could not speak about myself positively without negating it.   I was an expert at everything wrong with me.  I was a novice on building what was right about me.  I had come to expect the…
Top

Profile of An Overcomer: True Beauty

Not one heart transplant, but two.  She doesn’t have to wonder if she’s here for a purpose.  God has made it clear through the blessing that she is to so many.  No stranger to adversity, Jasmine Le’Shea has a firefilled kind of joy.  A kind of presence that makes the enemy want her off of God’s team.  But she is a captain on the team and recruiting for the Kingdom! Follow Jasmine Le’Shea on twitter and instagram @jasmineleshea Jasmine Le’Shea is the singer whose voice made KB’s “HeartSong” an instant favorite for me.  Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jasmine recently relocated to Atlanta…
Top

Day 11 – How to Give Priceless Gifts for Christmas

On Christmas there are some people who are truly forgotten.  Because we are Doing Christmas Differently, I want you to pray about ways to bless people in these places on Christmas Day.  Think of other people who are forgotten on Christmas and I want you to serve Jesus by serving them. “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me,” has been on my mind all week.  Who are the least of these? When we think of the least of these, we tend to think of…
Top

Day 9 – How to Give Priceless Gifts for Christmas

Today is day 9 of the 15 day series Doing Christmas Differently.    We are more than half way through and it is our prayer that this series has been a blessing during this Christmas season.   Social media sometimes gets a bad reputation.  For Christmas –  I want to suggest a way to be a blessing to Twitter users, which I lovingly refer to as my “Twamily”.  Not too long ago I learned about a new way to be an effective prayer warrior for those Twitter users who were requesting prayer. (I can’t remember who shared this, if you…
Top

Day 8 – How to Give Priceless Gifts for Christmas

I want you to think about a person who is not walking with Christ.  This may be a family member, a friend, a co-worker, or an acquaintance.  Can’t think of anyone?  Scroll through your phone, look through your Facebook friends, or Instagram followers until you find a person that may not be saved, or may be out of fellowship with Christ.  Have you identified that person?  Today’s gift is just for them.  I wish I could insert their name and picture so that these words would be connected with their image.  This gift is personal and it is important or…
Top

Day 7 – How to Give Priceless Gifts for Christmas

This gift idea is a little bit out of the box.  OK, well, a lot outside of the box, but I do believe it will communicate Christ’s heart for His people.  Before we get into the gift of the day, let me just share a few verses that have inspired this idea. Deuteronomy 15:10 tells us to, “Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.” Proverbs 3:27 says, “Do not withhold good from those…
Top

Day 6 – How to Give Priceless Gifts for Christmas

An email was delivered to my inbox today that started off by saying, “Do you break out in hives just thinking about the craziness and chaos that comes with Christmas? It doesn’t have to be that way.”  Us “Christmas People” can be described in many ways:  Frantic.  Hurried.  Worried.  Rude. Indecisive.  Annoying.  If we are truly Christmas People then we will be people of peace!  Luke 2:14 reminds us of the declaration of the angel of the Lord and the heavenly hosts  when the shepherds learned about the birth of the Savior, Jesus Christ.  “Glory to God in the highest…
Top
1 2 Page 1 of 2