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

Do you struggle with this also?

Change is never easy. Now, I must admit that I’m a creature of habit. I don’t like change, but I know it happens and there’s nothing I can do about it. Making adjustments can be difficult, but sometimes it’s necessary. Life is about modifications. Do you struggle with change? I would love to hear how you handle change. Also, let me know if my three principles were helpful. To help you not get distracted by the changes you may be experiencing, I created a free gift that will e

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

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

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

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

We’re Doing Something Outlandish & Extraordinary!

Martha & Mary Ministries, Walking in Freedom!™ celebrated 9 years in August. As a way to say “thank you” to all the Freedom Walkers for all of your support, commitment, and the outpouring of love you have shown to Martha & Mary Ministries Walking in Freedom!™ for these nine years, we are doing something outlandish and extraordinary at the same time! For today only, September 9th from 9am – 9pm, our online registration fee has dropped down to $9. Isn’t that amazing? During thi

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