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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

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

This is what 28 years look like…

This is what 28 years look like: I’ve said “yes” to so many people in my life who cared nothing about me as a person. Their mission was to selfishly take, steal, lie, devalue, devour, and scheme. They took my innocence and degraded me. They confused my kindness for weakness. They had other agendas and concerns. They knew nothing about love and being selfless. I’ve said “yes” to things that were absolutely bad for me. Those things did not make me better or improve my quality o

Rest Giver

I love learning, studying, and reading about the different attributes of Jesus. In Matthew chapter 11, we identify one of Jesus’ attributes. Scripture tells us that Jesus gives rest. Think about that for a minute. Not only does He pours out His love to us, offers forgiveness, and extends grace, the Savior gives rest. He is the Rest Giver. We serve a perfect God who does all things well. He gives rest. What does rest mean to you? What does rest look like to you? How does it fe

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 Birthday, My Love

This shirt describes him perfectly! Today is my sweetheart’s birthday!! God has blessed me with an amazing husband! I am definitely blessed, y’all. Let me tell you a secret that’s not really a secret. Don’t go searching for your knight in shining armor. Let him find you! And when God says it’s time, it will happen. Not any earlier or later but right on time. I’m extremely grateful to have and continue to experience the kind of love from a man to a woman that is trustworthy, s

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

Happy Birthday, Son.

Today is my son’s birthday! He is 20 years old. No longer in the teen years, and a year away from being legal. Wow! He has grown from a rambunctious little kid into an intellectual skilled musician, a Christ-follower, a compassionate, heart of gold young man. Kaleb, we are exceptionally proud of the man you have become, and we know God has extraordinary things in store for you! Remember Joshua 1. “No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be wit

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

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

Babygirl’s Birthday!

At 11:56 a.m., 23 years ago, I gave birth to the most beautiful sweetest baby girl. My labor wasn’t long because She didn’t want to waste any time entering the world. I loved the name “Kourtney” and it matched her perfectly! On that day I made a promise to protect her, encourage her, cheer for her, keep her secrets, and always let her know that she can do anything and all things through Christ. All things are possible with God; all she has to do is just trust Him and believe.

The Journey to the Finish Line

Philippians 3:12 (NLT) 12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. In today’s passage, Paul shared with the church in Philippi about his freedom journey. In his transparency, the apostle let the Philippians in on his endeavor to passionately pursue Christ. I hear Paul saying: I press my way every day to reach the finish line. I s

Stay in the Fire!

I’ve heard someone say, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out the kitchen.” But in contrast, the heat is where great things happen; things go through a transformation process. In other words, the heat causes things to change, develop, rise and reach its full potential. From the heat things are created and purified, impurities are removed. In high temperatures, diamonds are made and miracles are seen. Just take a look at Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-Nego (Dan. 3). “Shadrach, Meshac

Uncharted Territory

Some of us are walking new territories, uncharted highways. This place is unfamiliar to us. We’ve never done this before. Never seen it this way. Never been here. It’s all new to us. Maybe it’s a new career or a relationship. Perhaps you’ve moved to a new city or country. Joined a new church, began a new ministry or recently gave your life to Christ. Whatever new thing God is doing, it is unprecedented. My friend, this is a new season, a new path. Our lives have changed. Now,

Stop Searching!

God is our refuge and strength. He’s our very present help in time of trouble. He’s our hiding place. He’s our strong tower! He’s our hope for tomorrow! He’s our peace! He’s our way maker! He’s our source! He’s our healer! He’s our friend (Jn. 15:15)! He’s our encourager! He’s joy in the midst of sorrow (Ps. 30:11; Is. 61:1-3; Jer. 31:13)! During death, heartache, and sickness, He gives us joy, unspeakable joy (Jn. 16:20; 1 Thess. 4:13-14)! He’s our protection, our shield and

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