Dreams Do Come True

“Could today be the day that I’ve dreamt of since I was a little girl?” Excitement, nervousness, and joy filled my heart as I stood dressed in my fairy-tale gown behind a beautiful wooden gate. All of a sudden the music changed, and in that moment my dream became a reality. As the gate opened, […]

The Joy Exchange

We can all relate to standing in the dreaded “Returns” line at the department store, attempting to bring something back that just isn’t right. Whether it wasn’t the right fit, the right color, or the right style, you wait in line for what seems like an eternity. In fact, you are sure you have sprouted […]

Still Dreaming

Can God trust you with a delayed dream? The great American poet, Langston Hughes, asked: What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run?…1 Scripture states: “Hope deferred maketh the heart sick…” (Proverbs 13:12 KJV). Unfortunately, life circumstances have a […]

Healing Grace

Born-again believers are empowered with God’s grace to heal others. Jesus said, “These signs shall follow them that believe; in my name they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” (Mark 16:17 KJV). In other words, if you have confessed Jesus as Lord—that He died and redeemed you from sin—you are authorized and […]

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Faith Doesn’t Take No for an Answer (Part 2)

Even after the Canaanite woman was told she didn’t “qualify,” she continued to worship Jesus and put her unashamed desperation on display. “But He answered and said, ‘It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs’” (Matthew 15:26 NKJV). Now He has insulted her! Talk about adding insult […]

Faith Doesn’t Take No for an Answer (Part 1)

Let me tell you a story about a woman who was determined to see her daughter set free, no matter what obstacle tried to get in her way. The story is taken out of Matthew 15:21-28, which tells of a Canaanite woman who went to where Jesus was, crying out to Him to be merciful […]

A Strong Woman Versus a Woman of Strength

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape… but a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul in shape… A strong woman isn’t afraid of anything… but a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear… A strong woman won’t let anyone get the […]

Pastors’ Pearls – She Builds

  If I asked you to think of attributes that would best describe a woman, you would probably be able to think of many things. You might say feminine, sensitive, wise, emotional, multi-tasker, or any one of hundreds of words that adequately express what a woman is. What about the word builder? My guess is […]

Embrace Your Place

Again and again, I hear the same questions from women of all ages: “How do I find my purpose?” “What’s my place in the Body of Christ?” I find it ironic that as we are individually searching for our place, the people around us often have very specific ideas regarding what we should be doing! […]