FASHION, MODESTY AND GOD

By Patricia W. Qualls There are as many opinions about how Christian women should dress as there are women in the Body of Christ.  If our hearts are submitted to the Father, then we will be open to the voice of the Holy Spirit when He puts His finger on areas of concern in our lives. One of those areas is how we as women (and men) represent our faith in the manner in which we dress.  Why is that important? you may ask. God does care about how He is represented in the earth. Paul speaks clearly in 1 … Continue reading FASHION, MODESTY AND GOD

Can Speaking God’s Word Over A Child, Change an ADHD Diagnosis?

by LaMonique Raquel When my son “Junior” was born he was as handsome and as cute as can be. His father and I wanted nothing but the best for him.  As junior began to grow into a toddler, we noticed he had some speech and slight physical delays.  As time went on and more and more was expected from him (tying shoes, using words etc.) it became apparent we needed some intervention. We took Junior to the Early On program for testing.  At this time junior was around 4 years old and had the speech pattern of a much younger … Continue reading Can Speaking God’s Word Over A Child, Change an ADHD Diagnosis?

Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go

When your teenager starts to get out of hand you have to ask yourself some hard questions. The first step is to honestly evaluate how you think you’re doing when communicating with your teen. Do you feel you are sharing valuable information and time? Or do you feel there is a communication gap and he’s hiding something? Look for these warning signs: Low self-esteem Out of touch with reality Sudden personality changes and mood swings Violent behavior Drop in grades and school performance Self destructive actions or language (suicide threats or extreme diet & exercise) Reclusive tendencies Debilitating fears Any … Continue reading Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go

I’m A Girl Watcher……….(saved men dealing with the scantily clad ladies of summer)

by:  Pastor Isiah L. Qualls Some of you “old school” music aficionados remember that song from yesteryear! Well, actually it just might be good to come forward and confess that as men we actually do see and notice the women that cross our paths.  I know, our mind tells us to pretend to the wife, or fiancée, that we don’t see when we actually do! I have been given the task to address this type of issue as it relates to women and their choice of revealing attire during the warm months of the year.  How are we men to … Continue reading I’m A Girl Watcher……….(saved men dealing with the scantily clad ladies of summer)

The Impeccable Woman

by Jeri Darby It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint Exupéry Walking in the mall I passed a woman with such a polished look!  Stylish hair, tailored clothing, tasteful make-up and carefully manicured hands and toenails- she was impeccable! It was evident that her appearance was not at the bottom of her priorities and she invested quality time. I admired her! It provoked me—for a season to get on the ball. I get by with my outward preparation. It’s acceptable. I get a fair share … Continue reading The Impeccable Woman

The Gift of Laughter

by Jeri Darby Walking to my car while leaving the library I turned my head abruptly and gave the young woman I had just passed a double take. Her frame jiggled in laughter.  It was glorious. She looked fully present and fully alive and in the moment. This image lingered in my head. How I craved the healing properties of laughter to manifest in me once again.           Life kept volleying in and out of despair the past few weeks. Genuine laughter seemed as unlikely as looking down and discovering a million dollars. It seemed foreign like an activity practiced … Continue reading The Gift of Laughter

To Tithe off Your Gross Or Net Income That Is the Question!

by S.E. Miller Sometime ago a friend asked about tithing “Are we supposed to tithe off our gross income or net income?” “Why do you ask.” I responded? “Because someone in church said tithing off your gross income is not biblical.” “I tithe off my gross income, since it is my “increase.” It is the amount I physically receive in my bank account.” “I don’t consider the “net” amount a part of my increase since I did not received it, the government did.” Some may not agree but that’s O.K. since giving is based on one’s faith. If you have faith … Continue reading To Tithe off Your Gross Or Net Income That Is the Question!