Nicole’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love the holidays and Thanksgiving is one of my favorites. This year, I wanted to share with you my famous “Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies”. As you are preparing these lovely treats, I ask you to think on the good: the things that make your heart sing. Close your eyes and prepare your heart and…

The Gift of Emotional Healing

  I want to share a little something many might not know about me. I come from a rough part of New York City. The world around me was fast paced, loud and straight ghetto. My backyard was the street, full of sewer caps, and where the cars from off side parking made for the…

Don’t Lose Heart

Today I will wait upon the Lord. For he has mercy in our confusion. Though we waver, He wavers not. Have you ever been completely lost after something tragic happend in your life? Well, I have and so did David (A great man that also suffered tragedy and wrote most of the Psalms in the…

Excuse Your Excuses

Our pastor is finishing up a life-changing series called “How to Deal with How You Feel.” In one of the sermons he explained, “When you make a way for excuses, you excuse your blessings.” Woa! That statement really spoke to me and challenged me to think about some areas where I was not seeing God’s victory in…

Time Does Not Heal All Wounds

“There is a well-treasured saying that even Christians take comfort from during times of duress and tragedy, “Time heals all wounds.”  May I just tell you loudly – I OBJECT!! Time has no inherent healing power. Only God has healing power! I know women who are just as bitter and angry today as they were…

Strong Women

In a recent series of sermons at our church, our Pastor said you should be growing up, and growing out of things. It’s so true! How silly would it look if a grown woman flung herself on the floor and had a temper tantrum in the middle of a store because she didn’t get what she wanted….

Sometimes Being Strong Hurts

It’s easy to be positive when things are going great but what a strong person it takes to stand immovable in your joy even in the midst of a sea of negativity. To choose to continue to be positive and to focus on the blessings you do have instead of what the storm raging around…

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Dad

  Oh man, this year will be 17 years since my dad has passed and this is still so hard to write. I didn’t have long with my dad on this earth but he was a very productive man so he taught me a lot in the 16 years I had with him. He taught…