June 14, 2024

Finding Faith and Empowerment Speaking Truth from a Religious Perspective   What if the narrative you’ve been told about Black women’s education was disrupted and rewritten by the very women it aims to define? That’s exactly what my guest, Jen Franks Ahaghotu, the founder of Disruptive Truth LLC, is doing with her groundbreaking project, Black Women World Record. I spoke with Jen and we went on to navigate this transformative journey, honoring Black women’s academic achievements, and challenging society and... Read more

June 1, 2024

In our pursuit of spiritual growth and guidance, we often look to religious leaders for wisdom, support, and inspiration. However, there are instances where individuals misuse their position of influence for personal gain, taking advantage of vulnerable individuals seeking direction in their lives. This article aims to shed light on the issue of fraudulent Christian leaders, not only pastors but also those who claim religious affiliation solely for financial gain. By examining their tactics and discussing the impact of their... Read more

May 26, 2024

Today I attended church and the Pastor spoke on REST. It spoke volumes to me and my husband on our work ethic and how we feel that “no days off” will somehow prove to God our obedience. So imagine how we felt when Pastor David Winston of Living Word Christian Center in Oak Park IL burst our bubble when he in fact told us we are doing the opposite. In fact, he stated that this fast-paced and demanding world, finding... Read more

May 23, 2024

Sometimes in life , we may encounter experiences that can shape our understanding of God and our faith. Medical trauma, in particular, can have a profound effect on how we view God and navigate our relationship with Him. In this article, I want to explore the complex interplay between medical trauma, resentment towards God, and the healing process. We will also highlight biblical verses that offer guidance and comfort for those seeking healing and renewed faith. Understanding Medical Trauma Medical... Read more

May 22, 2024

In this article, I explored the profound contributions of nursing to healing as depicted in the Bible. Drawing inspiration from a conversation with Carolyn Coleman, a veteran nurse of 37 years and co-author of the upcoming anthology and devotional, “The Women of the Waiting Room: Surgery for Your Soul,” we talked about the biblical verses that highlight the importance of nursing in promoting natural healing. Nursing in the Bible Nursing played a vital role in biblical times, with caregivers providing... Read more

May 21, 2024

Last month I read a book worth reading. A lot of times the world societal and church expectations often dictate how women should live. Melanie M Johnson’s book, Womanly Wisdom, reveals a profound life of self-discovery and empowerment. Through raw honesty and vulnerability, Johnson took me on a transformative expedition, challenging the notion of conformity and inviting me to embrace my true self. In this article, based on my conversations with Melanie, we will walk into the essence of Womanly... Read more

May 14, 2024

In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, it’s easy to fall into the trap of monitoring spirits. These spirits can prevent us from reaching our full potential by constantly comparing ourselves to others, imitating their lives, and staying in an unhealthy competition. This not only affects our self-esteem but also hinders personal growth and can strain relationships. In this article, we will explore the negative impact of monitoring spirits and provide practical solutions to help individuals find their true purpose by... Read more

May 12, 2024

  Welcome to this special edition of Listen Linda Speaks, where we take a moment to honor and celebrate the remarkable women of the Waiting Room Anthology and Devotional. As the visionary behind this powerful project, I am deeply moved by the stories shared by these extraordinary women, and I am honored to share their journey with you. In this article, we will not only celebrate their strength and resilience but also delve into the profound impact of mother figures... Read more

May 9, 2024

Religious vs. Religion In today’s world, spirituality is a deeply personal and subjective journey. As individuals seek meaning and purpose, the question of religious affiliation often arises. While organized religions have always played a significant role in shaping communities and providing a framework for belief, there is a growing trend towards non-denominational practices. This article explores the benefits of being non-denominational and how it can positively impact our spiritual lives.   The Freedom of Non-Denominationalism One of the primary advantages... Read more

May 5, 2024

In recent years, the rise of women empowerment groups within faith-based communities has brought about a sense of unity and support among women. However, it is important to acknowledge that not all of these groups are created with genuine intentions. Some may have hidden agendas, resembling the dynamics of mean girls, where individuals are used for their talents and gifts, only to be discarded when their perspectives differ. In this blog post, we will explore how discernment and a strong... Read more

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