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Slow Down!

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Question of the day: Do you find yourself rushing trying to accomplish all of lives’s demands?

In the midst of trying to accomplish live’s demands, we miss out on many things. We tend to devalue the things that once mattered to us. We make no time in our schedule for those we love. We make excuses after the other. Most importantly, we miss out on sitting at the feet of Jesus. Ever find yourself waking up and not praying or spending time in God’s presence? You don’t even have time for breakfast because you are on the go. We’ve all been in that space before at some point of our lives. For many of us, we are just trying to get to Point B that we even miss out on the lessons/experiences in Point A. Many times, we rush only for us to miss out on our blessing. Throughout the day, God is trying to get our attention. God is always speaking but are you listening? It’s like looking for an answer in a book. You are reading so fast that you overlook the answer. As we go throughout our day, God is placing opportunities our way but because we are in a rush, we miss out on this simple act of obedience. In our key verse “Isaiah 30:21, we are reminded that whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” You see, you can turn to the left or to the right but if you are not in tuned with the Spirit of God, you will confuse it with the noise of the world and the enemy’s whispers. In John 10:27, God reminds us that “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” We are the sheep of His pasture.

When we are in a hurry, we don’t take heed to instruction. It’s like a teacher giving you instruction for a test. Because you are in a hurry to finish the test, you miss out on the questions your instructor said not to complete. When you are in a hurry, you are not still in God’s presence. You just give God five minutes and leave. When you are in a hurry, you don’t embrace the season that you are in. I remember my days in college. I cherished every moment that before graduating, I just looked back on my experiences and shed tears. I was going to miss all the times I shared with my friends, professors and organizations I was apart of. I knew the essence of embracing the season that I was in. Though I embraced my season of being in college, not many college students embrace their season of being in college. When you have an understanding that you can never get back certain chapters in your life, you will have a different perspective even in the wilderness. You’ve got to learn how to embrace every season. If a bus leaves you, you wait for the next one. You don’t go back home. All that rushing was unnecessary. Many times, God wants to speak to us but we make no time for Him. Today, stop and ask God what he’s trying to teach you in this very season of your life. What fruits of the Spirit are you lacking? Are you missing the lessons because you are in a rush? You see, there are people God have placed in your life. There is nothing coincidental in the package God has delivered to you. It is your responsibility to receive it. You have something to bring to the table and so are the people God has blessed you with in this season of your life. What you refuse to learn in this season will come back packaged in a different way. The lesson still remains. As you go forth into the day, take time to seek God. There’s someone He wants you to encounter today. That person may bring forth confirmation to what you have been praying about but how can you receive your blessing when your’e in a rush? Stop rushing the season you are currently in. Stop complaining. Start embracing. God is trying to teach you so many things. You have to go through the process before you get the Promise Land. Only if you will listen and draw closer to God, you will become more aware of his voice/assignment.
Stay Blessed & Encouraged. Jesus loves you. Have a lovely day ❤️

With love,
Karen 😘






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Posted by on May 2, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Fulfilling The Purpose

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So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. Genesis 2:21-24

What a blessing it was to attend a marriage conference for the first time. To be honest, initially I wasn’t planning on attending due to a few things going on in my life but then within the week, a friend of mine asked me if I could attend the marriage conference with her. I registered two days before the event. The marriage conference was a two day event. On the first day, I didn’t know how I was going to get to the event because my friend wasn’t going to attend the first portion of it but let me tell you that God is Awesome. He surely made provision for me. I was able to attend both days. In this blog post, I’m going to share some key points that were discussed at the conference.

Key Points:

  1. Adam went through the process before Eve was created.
  2. God has a way of bringing people into our lives at the appointed time.
  3. Make an investment in your marriage.
  4. It’s easier for couples to come to a marriage conference. It’s really hard for them to come for marriage counseling. Most people who attend marriage counseling are mostly women than men.
  5. Our marriages are to mirror the image of God. (Genesis 1:26)
  6. Your marriage is to mirror and represent the trinity. Husbands represent Christ when they got married. Ladies represent the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit leads and guides us in all truth. The Holy Spirit doesn’t yell at us unto all truth. The Holy Spirit doesn’t nag us unto all truth.
  7. It’s so easy to mirror the image of God on your marriage Day. The challenge begins after the honeymoon and you settle down.
  8. In the marriage conference, we talked about the soil. You have to get the root of everything. When you come to the altar, you don’t come as an empty glass. You come bringing the foundation soil that other people have sown in to you. You bring the experiences of other people’s marriages into your marriage whether it be your mother/father.
  9. How you are raised plays a role in a lot of things.
  10. How you approach things is very important. Sometimes, you have to go back to where you learned that behavior. Communication is very key in every relationship.
  11. You have to dig the soil. Sometimes, we try to do the same thing that others did, trying to get a different result.
  12. Sometimes, we learn by simply watching what our parents did in their marriage. How they raised you may not necessarily work when it comes to raising your children.
  13. Many times, you have to go to the foundation of how your partner was raised. Was he raised with both parents? Was he raised with his siblings? When you have a picture of how  they are raised, it will give you a better understanding.
  14. You can’t always approach things the way you were taught or saw it in your household. See what works in your household.
  15. Love covers the multitude of sins. The Bible tells us that the original state of Adam and Eve was that they were naked and had no shame. That nakedness meant integrity, oneness and innocence.
  16. Guilt: I feel bad because I made a mistake. Shame is “I feel bad because I think I am the mistake.
  17. It’s one thing for someone to show you their nakedness but it’s another thing for one to show their nakedness and to be received/accepted.
  18. Adam had responsibilities. He toiled the garden and communicated with God. It’s hard to experience oneness with your spouse when you haven’t experienced oneness with God. How can you walk with your spouse when you haven’t walked with God? Adam was learning all of these responsibilities. Notice that Eve doesn’t show up in the scene until when everything around Adam was ready.
  19. Eve doesn’t make her appearance until everything is at it’s highest state of readiness. God had to take Adam through the process of getting ready.
  20. Whether you got married yesterday or 25 years ago, you thought you were ready only to find out you weren’t ready. You can be ready in so many areas like having a job, and education and etc. You can be ready to make money but not take the responsibility of financial management.
  21. You can be ready to love your wife but not the sacrificial “Christ laid down his life kind of love”.
  22. You can be ready for sex but not ready to make love to your wife. Every woman knows the difference.
  23. You won’t be ready in many areas when you are married. The areas you weren’t ready are the areas that cost the biggest issues in your relationship.
  24. Ladies, there are certain things you have to let go. You can’t hold unto what your husband couldn’t/hasn’t done for you forever.
  25. Helper: Indispensable companion.
  26. Ladies, your husband have enough critics in the marketplace. He doesn’t need another one at home. You are to be his biggest indispensable companion not the biggest complainer. When you keep complaining, ladies the guy tune you out, You are to be his indispensable companion not his biggest competitor. You can’t be his biggest critic and complainer.
  27. Your spouse is God’s perfect gift for you. The person’s not perfect but the gift is because God knew exactly what you needed and the ways in which you needed it.
  28. Most of your conflicts are where your spouse is strong and you are weak and vice versa. This understanding of your strength and weakness will force you to mature. You can choose to lean towards the growth process or fight against it.
  29. God had a hand in bringing Adam and Eve together.
  30. You must always ask yourself “Where’s God’s hand in my marriage?”
  31. In our singleness, we should pray asking God to have his hand in the selection of our partners.
  32. Ladies, your prayer should be for God to help you to be ready when the right one comes along. Lord, I want you to have a hand in the selection. Men, help me to find the right one Lord.
  33. A lot of times, people come to the counseling sessions stating that their spouses aren’t saved. You knew he wasn’t saved but you married him anyway. There’s a difference in religious philosophies. You chose not to have the hand of God in your marriage. In fact, if your spouse is not saved, different in religious philosophies, that’s harder than an interracial relationship. You may be a different skin color but we serve the same Lord and Savior. We use the same Bible as our foundation and if one/both of us go wrong, we have the same scripture verse to go back to figure out how to make it better. You can be orange or purple, but if you have the same religious philosophy, you can weather any storm but if one is Buddhist and one is Christian, one is atheist, one is marginally saved, only comes to church on Easter and Christmas, then that’s a problem. Being a Christian  kinda of their life but isn’t their life, but it’s all of your life and you chose to marry them anyway, you just didn’t want the hand of God in your marriage/relationship.
  34. Your spouse can become saved by your sanctification so all hope is not lost.
  35. As married couple, are you still willing for God to have a hand in your marriage?
  36. Are we willing to allow God to have his hand in our hearts and mind/internal wounds to keep us free from unforgiveness?
  37. God brought Adam to Eve. The perfect gift (your spouse) isn’t perfect. Your spouse has to accept you for all that you are and all that your not. For everything that you bring and everything that you don’t bring. All your weaknesses and all of your strength. You have to accept and love your spouse.
  38. Acceptance/expectations are key in marriage. If all I ever do is accept you and love you, that won’t force you to grow mature but if all I ever do is expect for you to do this and that and I never show love, what I’m really trying to do is control you. You need both acceptance/expectation.
  39. When we come to the Cross of Christ, he says “I love you” and accept you for all that you are and all that you did but now that you got saved I expect you to work out your own salvation. I expect you to go through the sanctification process.
  40. Salvation isn’t I expect you to do everything and now get saved. Salvation is “I accept you and forgive you right now no matter what you’ve done. After you turn away from the Cross, I now expect you to work out your salvation. I expect you to share the Gospel.
  41. You must evaluate yourself. Ask yourself “Have I been too heavy on expectation and not acceptance? What areas do you need to grow?
  42. Cutting the Cords of Allegiance/Dependence. When you get married and your young, it’s tough to cut off the cords of dependency. You are used to relying on mom/dad or family to provide for you financially. You depend on them to help you emotionally so when a situation arises in your marriage, instead of turning to your spouse, you immediately call your mom or the one who has been with you through the years. You have to cut the cords of dependency. You can’t be dependent on your mom financially, emotionally and etc. All ties with family/friends in dependency must be cut off. You both have to come to terms on who you will reach out to when you need help.
  43. There are certain people you know you cannot rely on.
  44. Example given of Dependency: In a counseling session, a wanted to buy a fur coat. It wasn’t in the budget and this couple just got married not too long ago. Because the husband told his wife, it wasn’t in the budget, she went to her dad to purchase the coat for her. What do you think that did to that man’s masculinity? If you wanted that level of dependency why did you get married?
  45. You have to cut the cords of dependency. More frequently the problem lies in the allegiance. When you get married, your wife is #1 and vice versa. Everything else is 2, 3, 4, 5 and a distance. It’s even tougher when you were married but are divorced and remarried and children are involved. Your husband is still #1. Example: Talked to one man, he said his kids can never be #2. They will always be #1. Response: Then you will always have marital conflict/difficulty. Your children are not supposed to be #1, their supposed to be #2.
  46. You must cut the cords of allegiance. You don’t want to wait 10 to 15 years before you cut that cord because your spouse may not be around or you will be living parallel lives, sleeping in different beds and have separate accounts. Your marriage may die in year five because you didn’t cut the cords of allegiance.
  47. Our culture don’t pursue nakedness. Our culture pursues nudity. Even as a married couple, if your pursuing nudity, and not nakedness, eventually someone is going to feel neglected. If your goal is just to get your partners clothes off, and get at it, then all you want is their nudity. You don’t want their nakedness.
  48. When it comes to Kingdom marriage, I have to be after your nakedness, who you are, wanting to know all about you, wanting to have the communication and connection.
  49. Adam and Eve had a perfect marital relationship. Then the fall happened and they both went in opposite directions to grab fig leaves to cover themselves. A fig leaf is large enough to cover a private area but its rough and though it covers, it hurts. When you take a fig leaf from the tree, it’s only going to stay large until you pick it from the tree. It will wither and you will go and grab another fig leaf. When God walks through the garden and ask Adam where he was, “He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.” -Genesis 3:10
  50. Nakedness is really risky. Shame is all real too experience.
  51. Trust is the core of oneness. If I can’t trust you, oneness can be difficult. What a man/woman wrestles with trust is different.
  52. As an individual, you have to learn to learn to let go of the offenses so that those who have hurt you can see the love of God in and through you. You must learn to forgive. You will not forget but you must protect yourself but also love those who hurt you.
  53. Some of the trust concerns for women includes safety/security, money, sex/their bodies and emotions.
  54. Some of the trust concerns for men include vulnerabilities/weakness, letting go of the past, support his career, and money.
  55. The marriage goal is oneness. Not that you have my things and I have my things and we meet somewhere in the middle. Oneness in mind, body and soul. It’s important to mirror God’s image in your marriage.
  56. Trusting God, Being Honest, Setting Boundaries and Guarding your Heart and Keeping It Open will help you a whole lot.
  57. Forgiveness Is very important in marriage and everyday life.
  58. Sometimes, we surface forgiveness.
  59. When you know the depth of your pain often determines the degree of difficulty in forgiving your spouse.
  60. Forgiveness in marriage can be very difficult. There are a lot of misconceptions about forgiveness.
  61. Unchecked unforgiveness will become a cancer to our soul. -Bishop T.D. Jakes
  62. Unforgiving people are unhealthy people.
  63. Forgiveness is not approving of what your spouse did.
  64. Forgiveness is not excusing what your spouse did.
  65. Forgiveness is not justifying what your spouse did.
  66. Forgiveness is not giving yourself a pardon.
  67. Forgiveness is not reconciliation.
  68. Forgiveness is not denying what your spouse did.
  69. Forgiveness is not blindness to what your spouse did.
  70. Forgiveness is not forgetting what your spouse did.
  71. Forgiveness is not refusing to take the wrong seriously.
  72. Forgiveness is not pretending you are not hurt.
  73. Now we will focus on what forgiveness is:
  74. Forgiveness is being aware of what our spouse did.
  75. Forgiveness is choosing to keep no record of wrongs.
  76. Forgiveness is refusing to punish your spouse.
  77. When it comes to forgiveness, there are three parts; limited, detached and full forgiveness.
  78. Forgiveness is not telling what your spouse did.
  79. Forgiveness is being merciful to your spouse.
  80. Forgiveness is being gracious to your spouse.
  81. Forgiveness is an inner condition that your experience.
  82. Forgiveness is the absence of bitterness towards your spouse.
  83. Forgiveness is forgiving as God forgave you.
  84. Forgiveness is learning to forgive yourself.

Questions to ask yourself.

  1. Have I always struggled with forgiveness or did this issue appear after I got married?
  2. If I were to forgive my spouse, is there anything that I fear might happen?
  3. Do I have the tendency to hold unforgiveness towards others and my spouse?
  4. Am I waiting on my spouse to change before I start to forgive them?
  5. How much forgiveness did I experience growing up as a child and adolescent?
  6. Do I truly believe that God has forgiven me of my sins? Do I doubt this in any way?
  7. Are your struggling with forgiving your spouse?

I really learned so much from the conference. A blog cannot express the total experience. It was beyond a blessing. I loved how we had breakout sessions where we got to decide where we wanted to go. The breakout sessions included Becoming a Kingdom Minded Single, Building a Strong Spiritual Foundation In Your Marriage, Building a Solid Financial Foundation In Your Marriage and Kingdom Parenting: Raising Kingdom Children. There was a panel section where we got to ask any questions to any of the participants. If you haven’t attended a marriage conference before, I will definitely recommend you going. There’s always something to learn. You won’t know everything in your marriage but there’s someone outside who has more experience that can share their knowledge with you.

Guest Speakers: Pastor Jim Hart & Yetunde Hart 🙂

Leaders/Head of Event: Pastor Abimbola & Jide Lawore











Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Here I Am

“I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’”
Isa 6:8 NIV


Isaiah writes, “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I, send me!’ He said, ‘Go…!’” (vv. 8-9 NIV). In the preceding Scriptures Isaiah was making all sorts of excuses and telling God why he wasn’t qualified to do the job. But in God’s kingdom, calling trumps credentials every time! And the litmus test isn’t experience or expertise, it’s availability and teachability. If you are willing to go when God gives you the green light, He will take you to inaccessible places and do impossible things. Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Esther, Moses, Samuel, David, and Isaiah all have one thing in common. They all said, “Here am I.” Isn’t it ironic that we spend so much time and energy trying to figure out how to get to where God wants us to go, when all we have to do is simply say, “Here am I”? It’s God’s job to get us to where He wants us to go; our job is to make ourselves available. Like a doctor on call or a police officer on duty or a firefighter on shift, it’s our readiness to respond that God is looking for. Sometimes it’s a simple prompting to go out of our way and love our next-door neighbor. Sometimes it’s a calling to move halfway around the world. But it always starts with the little three-word prayer of availability: “Here am I.” That’s what Moses said at the burning bush. That’s what Caleb said when he finally set foot in the Promised Land. And that’s what God wants you to say today.

Devotional//Word For You Today. I hope you are blessed & encouraged. This devotional was a blessing to me. I pray that it will be a blessing unto you too 🙂

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Posted by on February 3, 2018 in Uncategorized


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Dream Big

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Welcome to the month of February. I’m so grateful to be among the living by the Grace of God. I must admit that the month of January was tough for me but by his Grace alone, I’m here. I don’t know your expectations for this month but I pray that you will seek first the Kingdom of God. I pray that in this month of February, you will draw nearer to God. You will make God your priority. You will not lose sight of who He is no matter what trials come your way. This month, dream big. Take time to write down your goals if you haven’t done so yet. Stay focused. Distractions will come but don’t let them get in the way of what you are pursuing. Life is what you make it. I hope that this month will be a productive, fun filled, graceful month for you all. Until next time, stay blessed & encouraged. Jesus loves you 🙂


  1. Study A Book In The Bible
  2. Participate in the 21 day challenge in the Holy Bible App
  3. Pray for someone other than yourself
  4. Random Act of Kindness
  5. Take time to say Good morning to someone outside your home.
  6. Make it a priority to pray everyday
  7. Meditate on a Bible verse for the week










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Posted by on February 1, 2018 in Uncategorized


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At The Cross

“You forgave me! All my guilt is gone.”
Ps 32:5 NLT


David said, “I confessed all my sins to you…And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.” Julie Ann Barnhill writes: “If you’re tired of pretending you have it all together, it’s time to act. For too long Christian women in particular have believed they’re the only ones dealing with shameful issues, agonizing regrets, and skeletons in their closet. Once we open up to God, ourselves, and others, we experience exhilarating freedom and peace. A woman wrote to me: ‘I had an abortion when I was eighteen. Nobody knows. For years I marked the date on my calendar and grieved for the child nobody knew about, and the young woman who bore the guilt alone. No more! Now I know I’m not alone, and for the first time in my life I truly believe God is bigger than my secret—and He’s willing to forgive.’ Secrets only hold power when they’re hidden. Once they’re revealed in the light of God’s love they lose their control. However, there are some things to consider before opening up to someone: (1) If that person repeats things others have shared in confidence, guess who’s up next for discussion? (2) Beware of someone who’s apt to offer unsolicited advice, then take offense when it’s ignored. (3) Stay away from somebody who tries to ‘fix’ you, and tells you not to worry about your secrets. Instead, look for someone who: (a) has good sense and knows when to ‘back off’ and/or move forward when you’re upset; (b) is up-front about their own struggles; (c) is quick to listen and slow to speak; (d) undergirds their words and counsel with scriptural truths.”

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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in Uncategorized


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Faith Based Channels

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Christian Youtube Based Channels:

  1. Leahsessence
  2. Ashley Empowers
  3. Sharon Burgesson
  4. Elevation Church
  5. Beloved Women With Christina Patterson
  6. One Church LA
  7. Life Coach Shawn
  8. Maha Maven
  9. Dephne Madyara
  10. Crowned In Faith
  11. Godlydating 101
  12. Child of the kingdom
  13. Ify Alexis
  14. Albaner C Eugene Jr
  15. ChelseyMariaa
  16. Coffee and Bible Time
  17. Faceovermatter
  18. ForeverRachel
  19. Gabes and Anna
  20. Girl Defined
  21. Gabrielle Rockson
  22. Get Bare Before God
  23. Godzdesign
  24. Heather Lindsey
  25. Imiebi Rose
  26. Jefferson Bethke
  27. Joseph Solomon
  28. Kence
  29. Kim Cash Tate
  30. Kobbysays
  31. Kukua Asihene
  32. loveMichelleAna
  33. Lovelimitless
  34. Morgan Tracy J
  35. Miss Rockson
  36. Ophilia Mansoh
  37. Ope and Ayo Davies
  38. Practicing Reuel
  39. Priscilla Shirer
  40. Purpose Meets Class
  41. Sarah Destiny
  42. Simply, Feli
  43. Silvia Dwomoh
  44. Sopha Rush
  45. Team Swoduel
  46. Terri Savelle Foy
  47. The Teachers Show
  48. Tosin Alabi
  49. Tosin & Zoie
  50. The Bible Project
  51. Will & Dom
  52. Zoe Siobhan

The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. -Philippians 4:9. As you take the time to check out these channels, I hope you are blessed and encouraged. Tell your friends and their friends. Feel free to mention other channels that I didn’t mention on the list. Never forget that these are channels to help and encourage you in your walk. This is not a substitution for reading the Bible. Until next time, live and love. God bless you 🙂

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Posted by on September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized


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His Promises Still Remain

“I will pour my blessing on your children.”
Isaiah 44:3 


Parent, here’s a Bible promise you can stand on: “I will pour my Spirit into your descendants and my blessing on your children.” Your kids should be able to take up where you left off! Your ceiling should be their floor. They shouldn’t merely follow you; they should use the foundation you laid to build something greater. Don’t use the comfort of the status quo as an excuse for not challenging old thinking. To get beyond your mental barriers, you need to stop saying things like: “That’s just the way I am,” or “My family never amounted to much, so I won’t either.” When you say that, you’re contradicting God! When God delivered the Israelites from slavery, they started out for the Promised Land. The journey should have taken only eleven days but it ended up taking forty years. What happened? They complained endlessly, and as a result kept going around the same mountain again and again. Why? Because they’d been in slavery for four hundred years, and they thought and talked like slaves! They couldn’t grasp what God had promised them. Finally He told them, “You have stayed long enough at this mountain. Go in and take possession of the land the Lord swore he would give your descendants” (See Dt 2:3). If your past has been one of failure, draw a line in the sand today and declare, “Enough is enough. I’m going to trust God for bigger and better things!” It’s in such moments that destinies are changed. Bottom line: The decisions you make today will affect not only you, but your children—so ask God to help you make the right ones.

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Posted by on July 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


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