Monday, June 30, 2014

Beloved Women of the Bible Challenge

Welcome Ladies to our first Beloved “Thirty Day Challenge!!!”
I haven't blogged in quite a while (understatement I know), but I am so excited for this opportunity to live out my passion and write about what I love the most...My God! Loving my love Torrie Chatman, Beloved's Founder, for her vision & reviving a dying dream in me! (

We will have a challenge topic and post on it for 30 days. Our first challenge is Women of the Bible. It’s no secret that God made women uniquely different from men. Not because we are inferior to or less than men, but because we are created with special gifts, talents, and innate senses and characteristics that equip us to build His Kingdom in only ways that a woman can. What better place to start than the first woman, Eve? So let’s take a journey through the Bible to find more about God’s plan for women.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

i am more than...hopeless

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11

The Envelope

When I opened the mailbox on yesterday and saw the big, white envelope, I knew exactly what it was…my final divorce decree.  Signed, Sealed, and Delivered.
It wasn’t like I didn’t know the package was coming. I initiated the process.  I was in court the week before.  I was there through the whole thing.  But something about holding the papers in my hand finally made it all real.
Less than a year ago, I was filled with so much hope for myself, my husband, my family, my marriage….my future.  Even though we had hit rock bottom, I thought I saw so clearly how God was using our trials to transform our lives, bring us closer together and closer to Him.  That hope renewed my strength and gave me so much faith.  Needless to say that when my “transformed” marriage went back into the gutter only a few, short months later, so did all that faith and hope I found.
I was disappointed.  I was hurt.  I was angry.  I just knew that God HAD to hate me.  I was convinced I had no future.  I was hopeless…or so I thought
Receiving that final decree in the mail brought me so much clarity, because I finally took a moment to truly reflect on what had really happened in the 6 months since I filed for divorce.