Category Archives: Encouragement

Better

by Latricia C. Bailey

Whatever state I find, myself in, I’ve learned how to be secure knowing that God will supply all my needs and will work things out for my good. It will get better . . . God is in control.”

This is the song that keeps playing in my spirit and reminds me of God’s Word in Philippians 4:11 that talks about being content in whatever state I find myself in because God is always in control. The song is in my spirit because we sang it in church during the Installation/Consecration Service earlier this year. It was a great worship service, and the new Chair of the Prince Georges Baptist Association is off the chain for God! He preached from Psalms 119:133, which tells about the Lord directing or ordering our steps in His Word, and to let no iniquity have dominion over us. God is the one who orders our steps, and we need to have ordered steps in Christ, not be like “Chicken Little”, being scared at every little whim or falling apart every time something happens.

The song, Better, also reminds me of being better and content even when my “state” is as an offender. It is easy to be the one who was offended by someone else, but what happens when you are the one who offended someone else? How do you remain content in this state? It is an embarrassing, frustrating, isolated, and lonely place to be in. Sometimes it feels stifling. People can take the position of feeling guilty about offending someone or others, or they can take the position of dismissing it as something the victim should just get over. Another position is to stay neutral and do nothing. Well, the Word of God tells us Continue reading

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Cleansing To Closure

by Harriett V. Bennett

Why is it often so tempting to consider dabbling in past behaviors that can only produce the same dissatisfying, present-day results?  Well, here is my 5 cents therapy tidbit:  you never completed the process between beginning the “cleansing” to finally realize undeniable “closure”.   Consider these five things in your “cleansing process: Continue reading

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Restoration Speaks ~ Speaks Loud!

 

“God purposely put in us an empty space. This space is called an innate spirit that God and God alone can completely fill . . . God wants us to before of Him first, satisfied with Him first, whole in Him first, in love with Him first and then He can bless us. So,If you are struggling with believing God, if you are feeling broken or if you are defining yourself by the world standards and not by the Word of God, then this Bible study devotional is for you!”

 

Our own Chris Allen, founder of Anointed Women in Christ (AWIC) ministry, has launched her new book

 

Restoration Speaks~Speaks Loud, a Bible Study Devotional

an Amazon #1 Bestseller!

 

Now available on Amazon and for Kindle. Get your copy today!

 

Be sure to get the accompanying journal to write and record your thoughts and revelations as you go through this insightful Bible Study.

 

 

Chris Allen at her September book launch.

 

Anointed Women in Christ at September book launch. (l to r: Tammy Phillips, Latricia Bailey, Chris Allen, Harriett Bennett and Lynnette McCollum)

 

 

 

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Keep Pedaling and Keep Pressing One!

This is a repost of a message from 2011 because sometimes we need a reminder!

by Sharman J. Monroe

I decided to break the routine in my daily exercise and do cycling on Wii© Fit Plus.  Although this is a video game, it simulates the real deal of bicycling and is a lower body cardio workout.  To do cycling, you stand on the Wii board and pedal, lifting your feet up and down, just like you are riding a bicycle.  You ride your bicycle around Wii Island on a course you chose.  The course can be timed or not, simple or difficult; you pedal uphill (yeah, you have to work to get uphill!) and downhill (cruise!), navigate curves (you have brakes) and pedal through sand (ah yeah, you have to work to get through sand!).  You must locate flags along the course and pick them up. When you have picked up all the flags for your course, you pedal to the finish line.

Since I wanted a 30 minutes plus cardio routine, I selected the Expert course which is not timed and difficult.  Oh I forgot to tell you…you don’t where the flags are located until you are cycling the course.  There is a small round map at the bottom right of the screen showing you where you are on the island and the flag locations.  You press 1 on the Wii controller to see what is around you.  But the map doesn’t show everything; it only shows a small area at a time.  You have to keep pedaling in a direction and keep pressing 1 so you can navigate the island, avoiding cliffs, lava pits and lakes, and find the flags.  You can pedal in a direction for a while only to discover there are no flags nearby.

As I was playing the game, I heard this scripture: Continue reading

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