November 21, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“I’ve never had a father. I barely had a mother.” After a pause, “Sometimes I was the mother. I’m lucky to be alive.” Jess’ childhood went off script right from the start. As a young girl drug from place to couch to another place while her addict mother went from one abuser to the next user to the next. The cycle repeated as Jess grew into the shaky shoes of her mother. From a young age, often beaten and sexually… Read more

November 17, 2017

It was the late 80’s and early 90’s when Madonna, Prince and Janet Jackson led the fashion trends. I was far from God at that time and living in the world of bawdy fashion —  until God got a hold of me. Once I began faithfully following Him, my identity began to change and I began reflecting His character more and more. The closer I grew to God, the more my wardrobe changed. As women, we want to look our… Read more

November 10, 2017

All athletes are disciplined in their training.  They do it to win a prize. 1 Corinthians 9:25 Are you a self-starter when it comes to going to the gym?  Honestly, I’m not.  I purposely need to make a workout date with a friend, to keep me from rescheduling or postponing the inevitable, productive pain that comes from a good workout at the gym. We’ve all heard the saying “no pain, no gain” and it’s true.  If we want to strengthen our… Read more

November 8, 2017

Hope is the necessary ingredient for thriving. It’s the foundation we need to heal our relationships, undertake challenges, and pursue our God-given dreams. No matter where we live, what job we have, or what background we come from ––– there’s one thing we all have in common ––– we all want and need to wake up every morning with HOPE–– hope for the day,hope for the future, and hope that our ambitions and dreams will someday come true. The problem… Read more

November 2, 2017

Plan A was the plan my mom put her entire godly faith in, plan B was never really discussed, except one time. She laid on the couch fighting advanced breast cancer that had morphed into bone cancer when my mom talked about plan B. We talked about many things; for she was also my friend. I asked my mom if God choose not to heal her and when she got to heaven, to please tell our son how much we… Read more

October 27, 2017

“He makes everything work out according to His plan.” Ephesians 1:11 I can relate to Garth Brooks’ famous song “Unanswered prayers.” The chorus of the song goes like this: Sometimes I thank God, for unanswered prayers Remember when you’re talkin’, to the man upstairs And just because he doesn’t answer, doesn’t mean he don’t care Some of God’s greatest gifts, are unanswered prayers Granted this is a very “southern” way of stating a very profound reality, but – since I do… Read more

October 20, 2017

Some time ago, God revealed to me that He is a big picture God and that He is equally detailed too. Why should this matter? Because for us to see the bigger story in our lives, we need understand the bigger picture and the bigger purposes of God in our lives. Time frames our lives, and the images we paint on our life’s canvas will reflect one of two things when we come to the end of our lives here… Read more

October 17, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you were building a house, you would never start framing until a solid foundation was properly in place. So why not approach your spiritual life with the same care and concern? Without a strong foundation, our houses crumble in severe storms. Similarly, without a solid spiritual foundation, we crumble, sometimes at the mere mention of a storm. Jesus uses this illustration in His sermon on the mount: “Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them,… Read more

October 13, 2017

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2   Recently, I was in the produce section at the grocery store, talking to myself about what type of lettuce I wanted to purchase. I was surprised when the Produce Manager asked if I need help finding something. I responded that I was just talking to myself… Read more

October 11, 2017

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/BK1R_OM9w9Y” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Join Ann in taking Seven Steps toward Courage! WATCH — LISTEN — READ  seven inspirational messages from Ann that will encourage you to embrace your God-given courage and follow your God-given dreams! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row] Read more

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