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OK, God. I’ve Got Questions

I’m not interested in a faith that falls apart under scrutiny. I need to be able to ask my questions, and for much of my life it’s felt like that’s not okay.

I grew up in the church, so I’m used to right answers. I was raised in a culture that was direct about what it believed. I was taught that anyone whose faith looked different from mine was going straight to hell…

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4 Positive Speakers To Stay Connected With on Social Media (They All Lift Up Jesus)

Social Media has become the go to place for almost everything. Information and inspiration can easily be placed at the top of the list. Since “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” what you see and hear on social media platforms, can either tear you down or lift you up…

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If You Knew What Someone’s Soul Looked Like, Would You Still Sleep With Them?

I’m not a virgin…gasp, sigh, swoon, do what you have to do, but also get over it. In addition to being single for 8 years I’ve also been abstinent/celibate/ for an extended period of time. On the outside looking in, I’d be willing to make the argument that I think sex while dating can actually …

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Does Mr. Right Become Mr. Wrong If He Doesn’t Believe in God?

I would never date a Godless man. That’s what I told myself when I became of age and was ready to date. But now that I’m almost halfway into my thirties, I figured there was no harm in relaxing my standards a little bit. The pool of men in the church is quite small, so […]

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Falling Back In Love With Jesus

When you fall out of love, it’s heartbreaking. You’re left to wonder what went wrong; was it me, was it him (or her)? It wasn’t like this in the beginning. What changed? Disappointment. That’s it. When what you expect, is not what you get. You’re fed up and can’t take it anymore and it’s time to call it quits, because they did not keep their end of the bargain. And so I fell out of love with Jesus….


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OK, God. I’ve Got Questions

I’m not interested in a faith that falls apart under scrutiny. I need to be able to ask my questions, and for much of my life it’s felt like that’s not okay.

I grew up in the church, so I’m used to right answers. I was raised in a culture that was direct about what it believed. I was taught that anyone whose faith looked different from mine was going straight to hell…

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Welcome Bri Babineaux

It only took 15 seconds of Instagram video time for thousands to realize that Briana’s gift was incredible. Bri Babineaux’s vocal print was left in the hearts of many after a friend shared a video of the songbird singing from her soul. The 20 year old Pastors kid and Louisiana native went from being a…

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4 Instagram Church Fashion Accounts To Follow

Gone are the days when young Christian adults dress like they are senior citizens. We know how to be modest but exceptionally fashionable too! Need some help with your church outfits? Here are…

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Meagan Good & Devon Franklin’s Anticipated Book, “The Wait”

DeVon Franklin and wife Meagan Good have become quite the admirable married couple these days, who many look up to. They have never shied away from personal questions regarding their romance, courtship, and journey to saying “I do.” This weekend, DeVon gave Instagram followers a glimpse…

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OK, God. I’ve Got Questions

I’m not interested in a faith that falls apart under scrutiny. I need to be able to ask my questions, and for much of my life it’s felt like that’s not okay.

I grew up in the church, so I’m used to right answers. I was raised in a culture that was direct about what it believed. I was taught that anyone whose faith looked different from mine was going straight to hell…

read more

4 Positive Speakers To Stay Connected With on Social Media (They All Lift Up Jesus)

Social Media has become the go to place for almost everything. Information and inspiration can easily be placed at the top of the list. Since “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God,” what you see and hear on social media platforms, can either tear you down or lift you up…

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If You Knew What Someone’s Soul Looked Like, Would You Still Sleep With Them?

I’m not a virgin…gasp, sigh, swoon, do what you have to do, but also get over it. In addition to being single for 8 years I’ve also been abstinent/celibate/ for an extended period of time. On the outside looking in, I’d be willing to make the argument that I think sex while dating can actually …

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Does Mr. Right Become Mr. Wrong If He Doesn’t Believe in God?

I would never date a Godless man. That’s what I told myself when I became of age and was ready to date. But now that I’m almost halfway into my thirties, I figured there was no harm in relaxing my standards a little bit. The pool of men in the church is quite small, so […]

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Welcome Bri Babineaux

It only took 15 seconds of Instagram video time for thousands to realize that Briana’s gift was incredible. Bri Babineaux’s vocal print was left in the hearts of many after a friend shared a video of the songbird singing from her soul. The 20 year old Pastors kid and Louisiana native went from being a…

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Falling Back In Love With Jesus

When you fall out of love, it’s heartbreaking. You’re left to wonder what went wrong; was it me, was it him (or her)? It wasn’t like this in the beginning. What changed? Disappointment. That’s it. When what you expect, is not what you get. You’re fed up and can’t take it anymore and it’s time to call it quits, because they did not keep their end of the bargain. And so I fell out of love with Jesus….

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Will He Wait?

A lot of women are deciding to abstain from sex until marriage for many reasons. The problem comes in when trying to date men who are accustomed to having sex while in a relationship.

I received a question from a young lady in her 30’s who has decided to start dating again. She said she’s trying to live by God’s principles and save sex for marriage. She keeps meeting men who are Christians but don’t want to live by God’s principles about sex…

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Who Is Like The Lord?

“Oh taste and see that The Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. (Psalms 34:8)” The more I live, the older I get, the more experiences I have, the more I see, that it is true. No man or woman, boy or girl, career, or anything material for that matter can bring fulfillment in the place of God…

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4 Instagram Church Fashion Accounts To Follow

Gone are the days when young Christian adults dress like they are senior citizens. We know how to be modest but exceptionally fashionable too! Need some help with your church outfits? Here are…

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Empire – Yay or Nay

I didn’t realize so many people have so many opinions regarding the hottest show on television: Empire – from the network’s owner to stereotyping. For some, watching the current primetime hit series “Empire,” which airs on FOX, starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, with its twists, schemes, and sizzling manipulations is a no brainer; while others may see those viewers as…

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Give Me That Old Time Religion

Growing up in a very strict and structured church, there were a lot of things that felt more like bondage than freedom in faith. I’d have to strip who I was (which was a very wholesome young lady might I say) Monday through Saturday and straighten up (even more so) on Sunday. It’s amazing how

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10 Celebrity Couples We Admire

By: Shenelle Wallace This month we decided to highlight some of our most admirable celebrity couples out there. What we admire about them is the fact that they continuously display love, support, and respect for each other time after time. Check out who made our list below!   Mary Mary’s Erica Campbell and husband Warren […]

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Losing Faith, Losing Ground

It’s happening. Never in a million years did I think it would happen to me. But it is and I don’t know what to do about it. I am holding on to

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How To Let Go Part II

Why is letting go so hard to do? Inspiring posts on Face Book read: “When I let go of what I am, I finally become what I might be.” “Forget the past, leave it behind.” “Keep moving forward – don’t look back,” etc. They sound good! I can hear myself thinking as I read, “That’s […]

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My Faith Is Better Than Yours

By: Shenelle Wallace I was at a church service. And the minister that day was bigging up Jesus (Go Jesus). For me it was no big deal. He was doing his job and professing his faith. He credited Jesus, and then proceeded to discredit any other primary figures people may worship, or look up to. […]

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The 9 Most Overlooked Threats to a Marriage

I feel bad for marital communication, because it gets blamed for everything. For generations, in survey after survey, couples have rated marital communication as the number one problem in marriage. It’s not…

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Your Money Bible: 25 Financial Terms Everyone Should Know

Do you know your AGI from your ARM from your PMI? Or does the mere mention of those acronyms make you go, “Huh?” If you don’t speak personal finance, don’t worry—we’re here to help. We know that managing your money can sometimes…

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Style Profile: Sarah Jakes

Speaker and Author Sarah Jakes has been giving us LIFE with her fabulous style these days! Her new look speaks of confidence, a…

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Duerre and Sharai Thomas presents: Leading A Generation

By: Shenelle Wallace   Pastor Duerre Thomas and his wife Sharai Thomas are a Dynamic husband and wife team, who aspire to lead the youth of this generation to greatness through God. Their latest book Leading Generation: Emerging as a Leader in your Generation, Is already a top seller on Amazon.com. Get to know the […]

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Gorgeous Gifts!

Who is on your Christmas list this year? Whoever it may be, male or female young and old, we hope you don’t mind if we offer a little help! Here are a few gift ideas for Christmas below:

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Unsolved Mysteries

For every question I’ve ever had, I wish there was an answer. From the big, to the small, I want to know it all. Why are apples red? Why is the sky blue? And why do faithful Christians die in tragic ways such as a plane crash? Just a few…

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Good Girl Gone Bad

I’m a prude. I’ll admit.  Note:  Prude – a person who is excessively proper or modest in speech, conduct, dress, etc.  I always have been, and I probably always will be. I abide by the rules and I don’t apologize for it. I stand out because I am polite, fairly quiet, and I smile J. […]

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7 Truths About Marriage You Will Not Hear In Church

I am grateful for the foundation the church gave me in regards to marriage. It was a good study guide. But there some things on the test I did not learn until marriage began. So, I am going to give you some answers to the test that some of you might not expect to see. I grew up in church. I spent most of my time with Christian people. I was told much about marriage. But ….

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6 Reasons Young Black People Are Leaving The Church

Let’s talk about it. Could it be that these are the last days where many will depart from the faith? Or is it just a matter of relevancy and strategy that can be fixed with a few nips and tucks. I stumbled upon this article in my Facebook feed and thought it necessary to share. […]

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Why I Tithe—And How You Can Too

Some things in life just cannot be explained. One of the mysteries in my wealth management practice is the glaring coincidence that a large majority of my wealthiest clients are some of the largest givers and tithers I have ever met. For those not familiar with tithing, it is simply the practice of giving a […]

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Winter Wears

Bundle up! It’s cold outside. Looking for style and comfort? Take a look at these lovely sweaters and coats for winter.    

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