Category Archives: The Experience

It’s A New Year! 2018 — My Year of New Beginnings

by Chris Allen

At this year’s combined New Year’s revival hosted Greater Mt. Calvary and First Baptist of Glenarden, God spoke rhema words to me through each speaker in such a cohesive and distinct way that did not just give me marching orders for 2018, but spoke directly to my destiny! But, because of the essence of time, I can’t share everything, but I want to share with you three things the Lord spoke to me.

  1. Through Bishop Rudolph Mckissick, Jr. – You Have The Assignment to Carry Greatness.

God was speaking to me about the assignment He gave me eight years ago while attending a multiple sclerosis with my mother, who had been diagnosed with the disease. As the presenters were sharing information, there was an interruption. The Holy Spirit started downloading a vision that I wrote on the pad provided for us to take notes on. By the time He finished, Anointed Women In Christ (AWIC) was birthed. I was so excited I couldn’t wait to get out of there to share with my BFF what God had given me. And we hit the ground running! We registered the business ministry, developed a team, set the date and signed the contract for October 7-9, 2011 at the National Conference Center. How many of you know that God declares the end before the beginning, but there is also the middle and in the middle of it, I had to go through this to get to that, which is the second word God spoke to me.

  1. Through Evangelist Joyce Rodgers I Had to Go Through This to Get That.

I had to go through the separation, the divorce, the betrayal, being lied on, being overlooked, being denied, being mistreated, being talked about. All of those things God allowed, but they all had purpose. And lastly, He spoke Continue reading

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The Value of Friendship

by Brenda Diggs

Not long ago, I saw the letters “BFF” written together in a text message to someone.  Since I don’t text, I had no clue what it meant.  After admitting my ignorance, I learned that “BFF” stands for Best Friends Forever.

With the advent of social media, specifically Facebook, “friend” has become a generic term that is used very loosely in our culture. Almost everyone is plugged in, but are we really connected?

A 2006 Washington Post article entitled, “Social Isolation Growing in U.S.”, cites the findings of a study that states “Americans are far more isolated today than they were twenty years ago; and that very few people feel they have anyone they can confide in.” Continue reading

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A Love Deferred? (Prologue)

by Harriett V. Bennett

Straight from the author, your special peak into the novel A Love Derferred? This is the prologue:

Her Story (Ronni)

What happens to a love deferred?  Does it keep its aromatic beginnings or does it take on the pungent decay that happens to most living things when left unattended over time?  I have asked myself that question dozens, no, hundreds of times over these many years – smitten, infatuated, love struck.  I can’t pick just one because they all apply to how I felt, and still feel about a certain someone whom I have carried in my heart, although maybe not always in the forefront, for as long as I can remember those first real feelings of warmth that a young girl gets when she knows that she has met her first love, someone she thinks could be her forever love.

Of course, there are some who know me Continue reading

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Prayer – It’s the Real Thing!

by Brenda Diggs

Prayer is a powerful, under-utilized weapon in the believer’s arsenal that can change the believer, give peace in the midst of turmoil, alter the course of nations, and win souls for Christ.

Prayer is bringing the ‘I AM’ into everyday situations; it is learning God, rather than learning about God.

Prayer is a privilege granted by a merciful God who longs to be intimately involved with His Creation.

Prayer is my garden of Eden when I can take a spiritual walk with the Creator. God speaks to me in a quiet voice that causes me to stop and pay attention. Sometimes I have to strain to hear Him because of the noise and distractions that would drown out His voice if I let them.

Through prayer, I am developing Continue reading

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