• Getting Rid Of Sugar From Your Diet

    Getting Rid Of Sugar From Your Diet

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    I hung up the phone in horror and shame, then promptly called my husband. “Gestational diabetes, babe! I have to change everything, and I don’t know how!” I was pregnant with my second child when I got this diagnosis, and it’s so annoying how they put you through the motions: at about weeks 24-28 of pregnancy, the doctor prescribes a sugar test for the...
  • Grace is Power, Not An Excuse

    Grace is Power, Not An Excuse

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    I looked in the mirror this morning after I prayed and saw all that I am: a wife, mother, daughter, niece, cousin, and auntie. The woman standing there gazing into the glass was powerful, not because of what she has been through, but because of what she believes. More specifically, she is capable because of her faith:… but he has said to me, “My...
  • Dream Big

    Dream Big

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    Genesis 37 begins one of the longest, most detailed stories told in the Old Testament, the story of Joseph the Dreamer. Most of us know the story, but for those of us who don't, please allow me to share a short synopsis: ​ Joseph was one of 11 brothers, with only one brother being younger than he. Joseph was his father, Jacob's, favorite son;...
  • Accountability

    Accountability

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    There’s an African proverb that I’ve begun to love as an adult: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” I appreciate this saying because it stresses how much we need each other as humans while allowing space for growth. I wanted to go fast all my life. As a child, I was always in a...
  • The Importance Of Categorizing Your Types Of Friends

    The Importance Of Categorizing Your Types Of Friends

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    Recently, I was fortunate to come into contact with a message that I had never heard from a preacher whom I recognized but never took the time to listen to. A wildly popular Instagram mogul mentioned the message, categories of friends, and for some reason, my ears perked up. Stormy Wellington only mentioned it briefly, but what she said led me to search out...
  • Worry Culture And My Weapon Of Choice Against It

    Worry Culture And My Weapon Of Choice Against It

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    Have you ever met a worrier? I don’t mean the type that prays for you when you’re in need; those are warriors. The people that I’m talking about find every reason to be concerned: they worry for their own wellbeing and yours. They worry about how bills will be paid and basic needs will be fulfilled, worry about their home and state of their...
  • Visualization: The Key To Having What You See

    Visualization: The Key To Having What You See

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    Has anyone ever told you that if you can dream it, you can do it? It’s really a difficult concept to grasp because, throughout life, we’ve been discouraged from daydreaming. I muse about films where someone, some obviously unenlightened soul, snaps their fingers in the dreamer’s face urging them to “Snap out of it.” I’ve actually been trying to do that myself; I’ve been...
  • Tips For Staying Married

    Tips For Staying Married

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      I love love. I appreciate the aspects of love that you can see when a couple is together that is so much more than public displays of affection. Or how spouses grow closer over time to the point that they are each other’s family.  I haven’t been married long, but I’ve been observing marriages around me my whole life. When my husband and...
  • The Importance of Self Care

    The Importance of Self Care

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    The lives of women are diverse and while we each have our separate battles to fight, we have one major commonality: we are needed. We are the bodies that bring forth life into the world and the adhesive that holds families together. We take on the emotional labor of caring for a home most times, even while working 9 to 5. At the end...
  • Learning to Love Yourself

    Learning to Love Yourself

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    I’ve frequently heard the Love Chapter at weddings. I’ve also seen it in so many other places, but how often do you consider love in terms of loving yourself instead of the traditional sense of loving others? Consider the first few verses of 1 Corinthians 13: “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am...
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