The Evil That Men Do

This poem was written many years ago, after another horrific school shooting. There was so much going on at the time: genocide in Africa, the on going war in the Middle East, bullying, child abuse, missing children, abortion, poison in…

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How To Overcome Negative Body Image - Marriage Monday

It's Marriage Monday on the Blog! And we are back with our resident experts, Elders LJ and Novica Olinger! This month Novica shares on how negative body image can impact your marriage and how to overcome these challenges from a…

The See Saw

The See Saw by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder, The Refreshing Life with Naima

Balance… that’s what I’m learning these days. Sometimes life is like a tipping scale, or a see saw, spend too much time on one area…

You Are Much To Old!

You Are Much Too Old by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder of the Refreshing Life

Recently I was reminded of The 2nd Annual Called to Sing Retreat that occurred in 2011.  It was an amazing gathering of artists who…

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Domestic Violence In The Church!?

Domestic Violence In The Church - A Video Blog with LJ and Novica Olinger, Jr. of Marriage Matters

 

Did you know that domestic violence occurs more frequently in Christian marriages then in secular marriages? In this video blog…

I'm Dying Here...

I’m Dying Here… 

One of the problems with reading a lot of books, watching educational videos, listening to good preaching sermons and enjoying podcasts, is that you often hear a nugget of wisdom that profoundly shakes your world.  I…

A Great Hope

A Great Hope, Guest Post by Beth Jones 

Has something great happened in your life, when all of a sudden everything turned totally upside down and you're like, "What?!" 

As of this writing, it is Palm Sunday--the time…

Answered Prayer Awaits You

 

Answered Prayers Await You By Ramelle T. Lee ©2012 

Meditation Scripture: (Psalm 138:3 NLT).  "When I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me the strength I need." 

                       

What does it take for God…

This Is Not A Punishment

This Is Not a Punishment by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder, The Refreshing Life

How do you reconcile praying for something and feeling like the answer is no, and will always be no? I have tried my best to…

We Needed Her

We Needed Her by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder, The Refreshing Life

Sometimes I want to throttle the two year old in my house.  Not seriously, but when I find Cheerios in the oddest places, when she refuses to…

The Joy Challenge! 2019

The Joy Challenge 2019 by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush, Founder, The Refreshing Life

#storiesoffaith #findingjoy #joyfulliving #lifeofjoy

I'm on a mission to bring more joy to my life. I have a habit of worrying to much, forgetting to…

If It Breaks

The Foster Files - If It Breaks, Let It Break… by Dr. Naima Johnston Bush

I am enraptured by him, so totally captivated I’d give him the world if I could.  And when she turns to me and calls…