The Self-Care Craze: A Faux Gospel?
By Tess Lopez Photo by Taryn Elliott from Pexels We’re living in a bit of a self-care craze. Our culture tells us when we’re feeling down in the dumps, overwhelmed, or when something in our daily life goes awry; we need to apply some self-care. You know, a dedicated spa day; a shopping spree; throwing…
It’s Time for some Spring cleaning!
By Adrianna La Tortue It’s that time of year again! Spring cleaning is the time to clean our homes with extra care. From dusting to organizing, I make sure my house is spotless. I love cleaning, but only if I pace myself. It is best if you do the same. It is too easy to…
Mama Kay: The Woman Behind the Jesus Movement
Pastor Chuck Smith’s wife, Kay, was the force behind one of America’s greatest revivals. In the foreword to her book Pleasing God, Pastor Chuck wrote, “Kay was the first to reach out to the hippies of the ’60s. Her prayers and tears laid the foundation for our church, Calvary Chapel.” But to understand her heart…
Who is Madam C. J. Walker: What did she do?
Women’s History Month By Autumn Edwards Madam C.J. Walker was a talented entrepreneur who created a path forward with her thriving at-home hair care products. She became the first Black woman to become a self-made millionaire in the United States. Trailblazing and creating a legacy all her own, Madam C. J. Walker is an incredible…
The Importance of Staying in the Word Daily
We’re only one month into a new year, and life is already taking its toll. Our schedules are busy. We are anxious as we try to keep up with everything. We begin our day with a blaring alarm on our phone, forcing us out of bed and then heading into our day jam-packed with meetings,…
It’s the new year, so it is time for New Year’s resolutions or, some might say new commitments!
The Darkest Day
The winter solstice. The time of year when the sun reaches the tropic of Capricorn, and we have our shortest day and our longest night. I wasn’t aware of this as a teenager. It was the darkest day of the year, yet it became the most important day of my life, full of the Light of…
By Adrianna La Tortue Life is an endless succession we go through every day. We find that as time passes, we start to take on more and more responsibilities. We start spending less time with friends, family, and even God. One can be fully committed to God and miss attending church because they’re so busy…
Many of us face inner doubt regularly. When I say inner doubt, I mean that little voice in your head and that slight tug at your heart that contradicts what you want or think. I struggle with the question that nags at my mind. Should you listen to it? Should you second-guess yourself? The classic thing…
Here I Am: Search Me
I have been overwhelmed with my inadequacies all summer in light of who God is. I have asked myself what God is teaching me this season, but I can’t find an answer. I felt so near to God 4 months ago. I knew what he was teaching me, and from that, I was teaching others.…