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Dear Woman of God

The Lord asked me to say a few things to you today, June 1, 2017. I thought maybe He was speaking directly to me (I needed to hear this). But as I went about my day, avoiding what I thought He told me to do (which I know you never do), I was more convinced than ever that this message was not just for me. It is, indeed, for you.

Dear Woman of God,

You are beautiful and anointed. You are special and powerful. You were chosen for this moment, and born for this hour. The Lord has need of you. He wants you to step forward, step further, and be convinced that it is He calling you to do so. Woman of God, you do not need to be approved or validated by any other; the Lord has approved you. You do not need to wait to get ready. You are ready!

There are some areas in your life that need correcting, tweaking. Yes, this is true. I say this not to condemn you, but to encourage you. The Lord is coming to work on your behalf! He is going to perfect those things that concern you. He is not going to …

One of the Best Days of My Life!

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Just wanted to share this with my peeps: My book is finally released! And God's timing is incredible! On Monday, January 11, 2016, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Andrea Watkins of Fox 26 News about my book and some of the events that took place in the NFL over the weekend. Here is the link to her recap of the interview: https://www.facebook.com/AndreaWatkinsFOX26/posts/1026889644048544:0.

Surviving Your Season of Shame is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Tatepublishing.com.


No video available yet, but that is a work in progress. Thank you, Houston and beyond, for your support.

DO BENEFITS COME WITH A CHANGED LIFE??

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Just wanted to share this video with my peeps. Minister Jackson delivered his first message on the last Sunday of 2015.  He is the first minister licensed through Eternal Word Fellowship Church. Let's encourage him to continue to go forward in the Word of God.  This is raw, unedited video, exactly as it happened.



May your life be blessed to remember - you have benefits!

Do You Know Your Features?

I once heard a pastor say that everything is a sermon illustration. That may or may not be true, but I believe everything has a lesson to teach if we will take the time to learn. Let me illustrate: I have a tablet that I carry with me every day. Not the pen-and-ink kind, but the electronic kind. I bought a case for it from Wal-Mart, choosing the one I bought for the color (purple) and the reasonable price. I also liked the contraptions used to hold the tablet in place. I got it home, ripped it open, put the tablet in, and never looked back.

I have carried this thing for months, day in and day out. I have propped it up on my desk at work for music and for break-time YouTube viewing. I have connected the tablet to the sound system at the church almost every Sunday. I have folded the cover a million ways. But one day I pulled my tablet out and it was different. It was at a slightly different angle inside the case – one I had never seen before. As I began to try to straighten it out, lamenti…

What is this Noise I am Hearing?

It's amazing how the human mind works. I have a thing about pens. I love them – all styles and all colors. But I particularly like gel pens, and rollerball pens. Until recently, I had never met a pen I didn't like. But just a few days ago I bought a new set. They look good, and the colors are nice. But they make noise! And they don't write as well as I had hoped.
These pens are disturbing my peace. Some of them write well depending on what paper I am writing on, but every pen in the set makes a strange noise as I am writing. I don't like the strange noise. It sounds bad on notebook paper; it is even worse on printer paper.
I keep twisting the barrels, trying to tighten them up somehow. The noise is bothering me. I don't know if the pens are falling apart or cutting up my paper as I write with them. I don't like strange noise!
Thinking about that – my aversion to strange noise – got me to thinking about God. Why? Because nearly everything gets me to thinking abo…

Nothing Else Matters

Christ is All in All
I am sitting here trying to understand how to operate my new laptop.The TV is on, the air conditioning is humming loudly, and I am sitting here alone.I have two spiral notebooks at my side, and a variety of colorful pens.That’s how I usually blow off steam – writing about what is on my mind. Today, I have been pondering my ministry.I am the Pastor of Eternal Word Fellowship Church. It is a great church, but it is not yet thriving as I hoped it would be.I am praying that I not be controlled by numbers. I am praying that I will do all the Lord has put in my heart regardless of how others respond.I used to worry a lot about the people that I felt turned their backs on me.Sometimes I wondered if they actively opposed what I was trying to do.Can Christians actually be blackballed? As you can see, my mind is racing, thoughts flowing, past, present, and future all ripe for consideration.
But today, sitting here, I realize that nothing else matters.Marvin Sapp sings a song w…

Six Things Every Small Church Wishes Their Pastor Knew

I have only been a member of a few churches in my lifetime, and most of those congregations averaged less than 100 members (which, by the way, experts say is true of the majority of American churches). While attending one of those churches, I wrote this list, without the commentary that follows each number.Now that I am pastoring a small church, I am trying my best to take heed of the following in leading my small congregation. It is written from the members’ perspective, because that is the one I know well. This is strictly an opinion piece – one woman’s opinion.
1.Being small does not make us inferior
Being small only makes us small; it does not make us inherently better or worse than any other church. Our size can be an advantage because it lends itself to intimacy.Every time you berate the church or even speak harshly against other churches for being large, you are giving in to the spirit of comparison. That spirit will keep you from giving your absolute best to whatever number of…