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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

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 Campbell know how […]

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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

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. For me, typical […]


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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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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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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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Gospel Artists Win Big At 57th Grammy Awards Show!

Gospel Artists Lecrae and Erica Campbell were all smiles at this years’ Grammys!

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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

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 Campbell know how […]

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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

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. For me, typical […]

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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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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…

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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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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’s versatile. It can be worn with […]

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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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