Stay Calm: An encouraging word I received during my morning walk

During one of my morning walks, the Lord blessed me with such an encouraging word. I had to share this with you! Watch and listen to the entire message and I promise that you will be blessed, comforted, and motivated to stay calm in the midst of adversities. At the end of the audio, I give you one simple, yet powerful principle that you can begin implementing TODAY to help you remain calm and trust God no matter what oppositions you may face. “13 But Moses told the people, “D

Will you be joining us?

God has strategically appointed a diverse group of women to encourage and empower us to keep walking in freedom. We will hear phenomenal women from the surrounding Houston area share powerful testimonies and expound on this year’s theme: Don’t You Know Who You Are? Embrace who you are in Christ and walk in freedom! Join us virtually or face-to-face! We cannot wait to fellowship with you and be encouraged together. Let’s walk in freedom! Martha & Mary Ministries, Walking in Fr

Unauthorized Personnel

My day had been filled with anxieties, frustration, worry, and fear. I was pulling myself in all sorts of directions, trying to do things on my own. My body was tightening up, and I am sure my blood pressure was rising. This episode happened because I allowed the words of someone else to control and take authority over me. A person’s words brought me no relief, comfort, encouragement, or peace. And like a sponge, I soaked it all up. Their comments prompted a chain reaction th

Embrace 21

Look who’s turning 21! OMG! My one and only son became legal today!! Wow! What can I say about this son of mine? There’s so much to say. He’s one of my inheritance from the Lord. “Behold, children are a heritage and gift from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Psalm 127:3 AMP What a magnificent gift and blessing to be a mother and grandmother! I am overjoyed and deeply grateful to be called mom and to have a daughter and a son. I must say. I cannot believe my son is 2

When God doesn’t answer

What do you do when God doesn’t answer you the way you expected? Keep. Trusting. God. Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us: 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (KJV) That kind of faith we need is: “an inherent trust and enduring confidence in God’s power, His wisdom and His goodness.” In other words, in order to do what Proverbs 3:5-6 says, in order to trust God deeply, our f

Confident Hope: 2021 Loading…

Watch a portion of Rhovonda’s message: Condident Hope (12/27/20) 2021 is 5 days away. We’re getting ready to enter into a new year. I’m sure many of us have high expectations for 2021. Most of us are praying that 2021 will be better than 2020. However, just like we had high expectations for 2021 and looked forward to a new year of great things, we had those same expectations for 2020. This year was a year like never before. We had never seen anything like this. A shortage of

Happy Thanksgiving

“Today is Thanksgiving Day. What better day to give thanks to the One who has given us life? We have breath in our lungs. We’re not dead, but alive. Alive in Christ. In fact, every day is Thanksgiving because there’s always a reason to give God thanks. We have another day to give Him praise, adoration, and honor. That is the best reason to be thankful. Let’s not take this moment for granted, but take advantage of this beautiful day. With a grateful heart, let us say, “Thank y

Daddy’s Living His Best Life

(Written: 11/3/20 @5:50am( I woke up early this morning; and to my surprise, sadness wasn’t there. My heart and mind were filled with peace. There wasn’t an empty feeling or void space inside. My heart was content. I had a smile on my face. I greeted the day with “Good morning, Lord. Thanks for giving me another day.” Though my father is no longer with me on this side of heaven, I know he is living his best life in the ever after. I can see him experiencing eternity bliss wit

What’s on your mind?

Good afternoon! Day-5 of #chroniclesofafiftyyearold This morning I walked 2.77 miles. What’s on your mind today? Unforgiveness? What if’s? Fear? Envy? Worry? Here’s what the Word of God says: “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:8 NLT Need more encouragement? Click the link in my bio for r

Stop Trying to Figure God Out

Day-6 #chroniclesofafiftyyearold “Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD ’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor GOD with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim

Represent Christ

Image from YouVersion Bible App Good morning, beautiful! Believers, let’s remember that everything we do and say must be a representation of the values and principles of our Lord Jesus Christ. Think 🤔 about the question, “What would Jesus do?,” and act accordingly because it really does matter. Pray this prayer with me: Father this is the day that You have made and have allowed me to take part in it. I thank You! Help me represent You in every aspect of this day. Let truth a

Struggling with Trusting God?

Yeah, I know. You are trying to stay focus. You are doing your best not to allow the media and everyone around you to make you panic. You are working so hard to be brave. Other people are depending on you. You are meditating on God’s Word, praying, and praising Him. Yet, you find yourself getting distracted. You are trying so hard to keep your head up and stay positive, but the more you try, the harder it gets. Every day is a challenge for you to trust God completely. And if

Turning Fifty-One: This is just the beginning!

Nineteen-seventy was a special year, a time I was selected to enter this world. March 16, 1970, was the perfect day for God to make a big announcement to the world and to my parents, “It’s time for the arrival of my daughter, Rhovonda.” What a magnificent day it must’ve been! I never truly wanted to know what kind of day it was when I was born. The idea never crossed my mind. Not until now. It’ll be a fascinating conversation to have with my aunts and uncles. You see, my moth

WWJD (Jesus over everything!)

I enjoy designing, wearing, and buying t-shirts that have cute, inspirational and Bible quotes and statements on them. Recently I purchased a white t-shirt with the statement on the front, “Jesus Over Everything.” Let me tell, I loved wearing this cute shirt with a nice pair of jeans, thinking I’m cute… until one day, in all my “cuteness”, the Lord caught me by surprised with some thought-provoking questions. In a moment, I’ll share with you what He told me. Afterwards, I was

Deep Trust

When I was finding it difficult to accept an answer God had given, He brought me to one of my favorite Scripture passages, Proverbs 3:5-6. Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (KJV) There is a specific type of trust (or faith) that the writer, King Solomon, is referring to in Proverbs 3:5-6. And that’s the kind of trust we need to have as followers

Today Choose Freedom

SPEAK THIS DECLARATION OVER YOUR LIFE: Lord, I choose freedom today. I choose to move forward from my past and enjoy a new day filled with fresh mercies. I choose to stay focused on You and not be bothered or distracted by what I see or hear. I choose to believe what You say about me, rather than what others (or myself) say and think of me. I choose to live free from comparing myself to others. I choose to embrace my uniqueness and resolve. I choose to see myself the way You

He is Faithful

I have a Heavenly Father who does see me. He knows me and knows what I’m going through. Not only does He see and knows, but He cares. He has not abandoned me; neither has He forgotten about me. He’s with me, always. Nevertheless, there are times when I find myself in a crisis and these feelings of uncertainty resurface. PSALM 42:9 Sometimes I ask God, my rock-solid God, “Why did you let me down? Why am I walking around in tears, harassed by enemies?” (MSG) PSALM 77:7-10 Has t

Seize the Moment

There are so many people among us who are brokenhearted, shattered, and in need of great help. They’re crying out! They feel abandoned, unloved, and forgotten. As Christians, it’s our responsibility to reach them. It’s our responsibility to encourage them, pray for them, and to lead them to Christ. We must let them know that they are not overlooked nor rejected. They are indeed thought of and loved. We must seize the moment! Throughout the day, hurting men, women, teens and y

Flowers

flowers very well, I still enjoy receiving them, smelling them, and beholding them as elegant and exquisite emblems of love on display. They are beautiful and so are their fragrance. “Give me my flowers while I can smell them,” my grandmother would often say. Like myself, she believed in the importance of giving flowers while the person is alive and well. When I say “flowers,” I am not necessarily referring to the flowers we touch and smell, though they’re wonderful to rec

His Approach

I enjoy reading the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman. In fact, I wrote a chapter about their encounter in my book, Walking in Freedom! I love how Jesus made it His mission to meet the Samaritan woman right where she was, in her neighborhood and her environment. Even though it wasn’t the norm and was something the Jews frowned upon, Jesus went to a Samaritan village and waited for woman to arrive at the well. Look at Jesus’ approach. He could have avoided that entire reg