The Other Side Of Faith

The Other Side of Faith

When I was growing up I just knew that if I was subservient to the standard of the Bible and was careful to do all that was therein, my life would be set. All that was required on my end was to pray, and wait, and God would take care of the rest. So I spent a good portion of my life doing just that. And when things didn’t come through, I thought maybe I should be more patient. So I was. And when things still didn’t work out, I had to wonder, what’s…

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It Could All Be So Simple

Religion is supposed to unite. But in actuality, the opposite is true. Even those of the same belief system are sometimes divided, in the name of minor disagreeing beliefs within the same religion. People generally want something to believe in. It makes them feel purposeful, connected, and like they belong. So when my very close friend was seeking for a deeper meaning to life, she…

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Dismissing Defeat

I am team Christian. I root for every last one of us to win all the time, in every aspect of our lives. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in the church (aka going to church). As a matter of fact, I’ve been a part of it as long as I have been alive. I’ve been to mega churches, smaller local churches, and mid-sized congregations. But what I’ve noticed is that when it comes to the personal lives of many Christians, a lot of them are living…

3 Reasons Black Christians

3 Reasons Why Black Christians Don’t Have A Deep Relationship With Christ

After years of observing the Christian community here in America, I’ve realized that there are fundamental issues with the expression of worship and the depth of faith among Black Christians. I began theorizing in my twenties and have arrived at a few educated guesses. Here are three reasons …

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5 Must Read Books on Marriage

The best time to work on your marriage is before you’re married.” I saw this quote and thought it made perfect sense. We prepare for so many other things in our lives, why not prepare for Marriage? Here are 5 exceptional books that will thoroughly…


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The Other Side Of Faith

The Other Side of Faith

When I was growing up I just knew that if I was subservient to the standard of the Bible and was careful to do all that was therein, my life would be set. All that was required on my end was to pray, and wait, and God would take care of the rest. So I spent a good portion of my life doing just that. And when things didn’t come through, I thought maybe I should be more patient. So I was. And when things still didn’t work out, I had to wonder, what’s…

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Up Close With Jeremy Williams: The Man Behind Church Of Laugh

Nothing beats a hearty knee slapping laugh. After all, “A merry heart doeth good like medicine.” And Jeremy Williams, founder of Church Of Laugh understands that all too well. So who is this guy? He’s…

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This Just In… For Spring!

It’s that time of year again. Where the winter coats come off hinting that summer is on its way. While we gear up for one of the most anticipated seasons, take some time to enjoy the budding spring roses, and some spring fashion too! The Denim top is one that versatile the can be worn […]

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Erica Campbell – Help

We’ve been hearing for a while now that, one half of Gospel duo Mary Mary, is going solo. Erica Campbell is making music as a solo artist. Since then…,

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The Other Side of Faith

When I was growing up I just knew that if I was subservient to the standard of the Bible and was careful to do all that was therein, my life would be set. All that was required on my end was to pray, and wait, and God would take care of the rest. So I spent a good portion of my life doing just that. And when things didn’t come through, I thought maybe I should be more patient. So I was. And when things still didn’t work out, I had to wonder, what’s…

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It Could All Be So Simple

Religion is supposed to unite. But in actuality, the opposite is true. Even those of the same belief system are sometimes divided, in the name of minor disagreeing beliefs within the same religion. People generally want something to believe in. It makes them feel purposeful, connected, and like they belong. So when my very close friend was seeking for a deeper meaning to life, she…

read more

Dismissing Defeat

I am team Christian. I root for every last one of us to win all the time, in every aspect of our lives. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in the church (aka going to church). As a matter of fact, I’ve been a part of it as long as I have been alive. I’ve been to mega churches, smaller local churches, and mid-sized congregations. But what I’ve noticed is that when it comes to the personal lives of many Christians, a lot of them are living…

read more

3 Reasons Why Black Christians Don’t Have A Deep Relationship With Christ

After years of observing the Christian community here in America, I’ve realized that there are fundamental issues with the expression of worship and the depth of faith among Black Christians. I began theorizing in my twenties and have arrived at a few educated guesses. Here are three reasons …

read more

5 Must Read Books on Marriage

The best time to work on your marriage is before you’re married.” I saw this quote and thought it made perfect sense. We prepare for so many other things in our lives, why not prepare for Marriage? Here are 5 exceptional books that will thoroughly…

read more

Up Close With Jeremy Williams: The Man Behind Church Of Laugh

Nothing beats a hearty knee slapping laugh. After all, “A merry heart doeth good like medicine.” And Jeremy Williams, founder of Church Of Laugh understands that all too well. So who is this guy? He’s…

read more

This Just In… For Spring!

It’s that time of year again. Where the winter coats come off hinting that summer is on its way. While we gear up for one of the most anticipated seasons, take some time to enjoy the budding spring roses, and some spring fashion too! The Denim top is one that versatile the can be worn […]

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Holiday Style

Looking for a holiday outfit can be difficult! We tend to follow trending colors, over think our looks, or sometimes we end up just a little too plain. The best Fashion for the holidays is to…

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The One Prayer God Will Always Answer

My lips have uttered countless prayers to God. Prayers for finances, my career, my relationships, for direction, and much more. Some He’d answer, and some He has yet to, but eventually will. But the one prayer God always answers, (quick too), is the prayer for patience. Have mercy…

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Don’t Worry God, I Got Your Back!

It was a typical day at the office. I was sitting at my desk when I overheard a comment from one coworker to the next about God. That comment turned into a full blown argument. Coworker A was demeaning God, and co worker B was defending Him. Not one to let anyone question her God, she put on her armor, ready to fight. Others passing by stopped to add their 2 cents. Me? I…

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Heart Courageous

I was in my classroom one day and I was preparing myself to go to lunch when a song began to ring over my spirit. It was called “Heart Courageous.” As it was ringing in my ears I started singing the chorus: “We’re marching on with heart courageous,

we’ll follow anywhere you want us to, and should you lead us where the battle rages

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A Little Too Transparent

Preachers Wives, Preachers Daughters, Preachers of LA. How did we get here, and when will it end? In case you aren’t familiar with any…

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4 Marriage Ministries to Follow

It’s been said that in a marriage relationship, you never stop learning. Here are 4 Marriage Ministries that can help you get a head start to understanding the dynamics of a marriage, or if you’re already married…

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Falling For Leather

Leather is the new denim. That’s right! Don’t call it a comeback! Leather trends have popped up all over the fashion scene, and for fall, the trends get even more…

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Feed Your Faith

Most of my life as a child was spent at a church service of some sort. Church Monday night (Bible Study), church Wednesday night (Youth Service), church Friday night( Prayer Meeting), church Saturday (Choir Rehearsal), church Sunday morning (morning service), church Sunday evening (evening service), and church Sunday night (visiting other churches). Now that I am an adult, I still manage to make more than one service throughout the week. This probably seems like a lot, and sometimes it is, but I find it necessary.

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Can God Bet on You?

By: Lady M. If you’re ever going to place a bet on something, you better be pretty sure that you’re on the mark. Especially when there’s money, or a human life involved. We all know God doesn’t gamble. He doesn’t need to. But during one of my low moments where I was ready to throw […]

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The Case of Character 

“While we are building our careers, our families, our churches, our bodies, let’s not forget to build our CHARACTER. For, good character is what sets us apart.” -

I posted this as a status on my personal Facebook page around the summer of 2012.

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Letting Go

In the privacy of my bedroom I cried out “Overflow, Lord! Overflow, Jesus! I NEED more! So much more! Now!” I paused blowing my nose and wiping away tears. Juanita Bynum’s powerful rendition of Overflow permeated the morning air. But this time, I mouthed the words along with her, “thank you, Jesus, for your overflow; thank you for the victory in my circumstances; hallelujah, thank ya! Thank ya! Thank ya!”

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3 Relationship Centered Movies to Learn From

There’s more to movies than mere entertainment. As a movie lover, I find myself looking beyond basic humor and a gorgeous cast to really understand the message the director wants to convey. I found these three films to be particularly insightful to relationships, especially that of a marriage. So whether you’re single, dating, or married perhaps there is something you can take from these

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Mean Maxi’s

What’s more comfortable than a maxi dress on a hot summer day? Sure it may have a few rivals, but the mean maxi trumps them all!                                                      

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Brandon Camphor

Born in Philadelphia, lived in Japan, raised in Maryland, and now resides in Brooklyn. His Father was a drummer and his mother directed the choir. So it’s no surprise that Brandon Camphor has music running through his veins. So much so that he won his first national song competition at the age of 10, has helped to launch three college tours, and was leading praise and worship for a congregation of 2,000 plus, at age 14. Brandon Camphor is leaving his mark in music wherever he goes and he is just getting started.

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How To Be Successful

I found the formula for success. No really, I did! If you believe everything that the Bible says, then you will agree with me that this truth is the way to go if you want to be successful.

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What I Know for Sure

Looking through my mailbox one day, I saw that I received yet another promotional offer for a magazine subscription. The deal seemed reasonable so I figured I’d oblige. As I opened the mail, inside was a pamphlet with snippets of topics that each issue would contain, one of them being “What I Know for Sure.” I read on to find 6 things Ms. O knew for sure, and being the thinker that I am, it prompted me to ask myself the same question. I was stumped.

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You Know You’re Ready For Marriage When…

Marriage. Wedding. Matrimony. Nuptials. Union. These words often terrify even the strongest men and women. On one hand you have the privilege of spending the rest of your life (til death do you part) with the one person who loves, understands, and is willing to sacrifice for you more than anyone else.

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You’ve Already Got It

Have you ever experienced searching for something only to find out that it was in your possession all along? Flipping things upside down, turning things inside out, trying to find what you didn’t know you already had.

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Peplum Patterns and Prints

There’s nothing new under the sun. Prints, Patterns, and Peplum are all oldies but goodies that have simultaneously made their way back onto the fashion scene, front and center. And thank God they did! This summer, the fabulousness continues with these trends upping the ante in closets everywhere. Peplum is sexy, but cool. Patterns and […]

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