6 Ways to Show Love: August is Black Business Month

Did you know that August is Black Business Month? Even though the month of August is nearly over, you still have time to celebrate Black Businesses. Want to know how you can show love and support for Black businesses (large or small), organizations, and entrepreneurs? Here are 6 ways you can show some love and support during the month of August to celebrate Black Business Month. 1. Be intentional. Make a conscious decision to support Black-owned businesses, organizations, and

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

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

Adventures of Karter is ready for your enjoyment!

Me and my grandson, Karter. My first children’s book was inspired by my incredible grandson. Although I wrote this book before he was born, I am amazed at how Karter’s personality matched the plot perfectly! Karter is adventurous, quirky, inquisitive, lovable, and strong-willed at times. But what I love most about my grandson is his loving heart. Karter loves Jesus and he loves to pray! Karter singing, “Give Me Jesus” by Danny Gokey. Adventures of Karter: I Need A Hug will in

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

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

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,

Too Heavy!

I had a long talk with the Lord. It was an intense conversation. I was mad, frustrated, tired, drained and feed up! He listened while I complained. He listened patiently as I criticized how things are not going the way I think they should go. He quietly listened to me sulk about how I’m tired of this and feed up with that. He tolerated my grumbling as I questioned, “When, Lord? How long, Lord? Why Lord?” He listened as I cried, “This is too heavy! It’s too much! I’m ready to

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

Serving God

Matthew 5:11-12, NKJVBlessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. When we are experiencing those emotions and being attacked for our service to God, take courage in His Holy Word. Let us remind ourselves why we do what we do. Beloved, why do you serve God? I serve God because I love Him.

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

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

Committed

I’ve made a commitment to the Lord to be faithful to this devotional ministry. To be honest, it has been very hard, extremely hard. Some days I’m crying, some days I’m excited! Some days I’m angry, some days I’m rejoicing! Some days I’m discouraged and frustrated, while other days I’m inspired and hopeful! Whatever type of emotions or feelings you can think of, I experience them. Sometimes I feel burdened down with this assignment God has given me. Because I made a commitment

Figured Out

All of a sudden, the bus driver decided to change up on us. Instead of picking up the kids at the bus stop in that 4-7 minute window, she arrived whenever. And we had to be ready. So unpredictable. To make sure my son didn’t miss the bus, we had to leave the apartment extra early. Some days it was very frustrating for both of us trying to figure out if the bus had passed or if it was running late. JAMES 4:14, HCSB You don’t even know what tomorrow will bring — what your life