July 6, 2024

In today’s world, social media has become an inseparable part of our lives, blurring the lines between our real and virtual realities. However, I will say that it is crucial to reflect on the role that social media plays in shaping our perception of reality. Is it just a tool for connection and communication, or does it have a more significant impact on our lives? In this column, I want to speak on the influence of social media and explore... Read more

July 6, 2024

In our journey of faith, we often encounter situations where we need to discern between engaging in spiritual warfare and advocating for what is right. It can be challenging to determine when it’s time to be still and let God fight the battle, and when it’s appropriate to actively participate as a soldier in His army and advocate. This specific article I hope to provide guidance on understanding the difference between spiritual warfare and advocacy, learning to be quiet, and... Read more

June 30, 2024

  In today’s rapidly changing world, the influence of religion on the younger generation is a topic of extreme importance. Many folks have experienced either growing up religious, where religion played a central role in their upbringing, or growing up in religion, where they were exposed to religious practices without necessarily embracing them fully. This Listen Linda Speaks column aims to explore the impact of these two distinct experiences on the outcome and perspectives of the newer generation. Let’s Understand... Read more

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

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