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Have you ever found yourself stuck in what you should actually “say” in the moment of prayer? This girl has her hand raised. Sometimes it flows simply, other times I struggle with keeping my sentences together. But I want to share with you that it doesn’t have to be that way. You’ve heard it before, prayer is just having a talk with God. He’s not impressed with word choice, vocabulary or even if they rhyme or not. He just wants to hear from you. A while ago, I found a really interesting definition for prayer – “Prayer is an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with God through deliberate communication.” Notice the key words, ACTIVATE A RAPPORT and DELIBERATE COMMUNICATION.  Those words struck me, mainly “activate” and “deliberate”. These two words are actionable words and signify a personal effort from you. In order to accomplish this you must operate outside of time. Stay with me for a minute on this. One of the most popular responses from people is “I’d like to pray more often but I just cant seem to find the time.” Not only did I have my hand raised earlier on this post, I now have both my hands raised as I, too, have said this before. I’ve found the best time to pray is when I’m alone. Those moments of just waking up, alone in the shower, while alone in my car, and the moments of winding down before bed to name a few. Pretty much any time I have unobstructed and uninterrupted time to myself is always perfect to devote time with Him. In your praying remember to believe. And it really isn’t hard to do. Let it come from your heart. Simply, talk to him and tell Him your deepest worries, your desires, your thoughts or even your ultimate goals. In other words, if you pray, BELIEVE! Often times we pray for a breakthrough—whether it’s to find a husband, for a financial breakthrough, or even the revelation of truth. It’s funny when it seems as though a hint of your requested blessing is coming your way, many of us question if its from God…”It’s too good to be true!” Well, is it really? Listen, there is literally nothing too big for God. No request to complex, no expectation too overwhelming. There’s no need to be timid to ask in a BIG way. I do want to emphasize, however, that God wants us to view where we are in our lives and what we have (whether it’s much or little) with the right perspective. Everything we have is a gift from God. Although they are not the source of joy, they are a reason to rejoice because every good thing comes from God. We should place our focus more on the Giver than the gift. We can be content with what we have when we realize that with God, we have everything we need. Praise Him, prepare and receive Praise Him for what He’s done in your life and what he continues to do. In this way, you’re building your relationship with Him. You will also begin to pray deliberately; without notice and without reservation.  Right now, where you are, speak to Him! He has an open door policy!!!

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So it’s been a new year for a couple of weeks now and like every start of the year, commitments, reflections, and new goals become a focused priority. We look back at accomplishments and failure vowing to make the next year, or next chapter of our lives that is, the most epic of all years and looking forward to that “this is it” moment of our lives. Some of us want good health, financial breakthrough, a developing business, and even hopeful for a spouse this year. It’s part of our make-up as spiritual beings living human lives. We long for more. Now for this here, I’m speaking to those sincere.  Those whose desire is for God and for what he has placed in our hearts.  But somehow, we just haven’t seen that “this is it” moment yet.  Wherever you are in your life, God wants us to view what we have (whether it is much or modestly little) with the right perspective – our possessions are a gift from God. Although they are not the source of joy, they are a reason to rejoice because every good thing comes from God. Therefore, we should focus more on the Giver than the gift. God knew you, as he knew Jeremiah, long before you were born or even conceived. He thought about you and planned for you. When you feel discouraged or inadequate, remember that God has always thought of you as valuable and that he has a purpose in mind for you. “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.” – Jeremiah 1:5 NLT) God’s ability to direct our lives well is infinitely beyond our ability. Sometimes we are afraid of God’s power and God’s plans because we know his power would easily crush us if he used it against us. Don’t be afraid to let God correct your plans. He will give you wisdom if you are willing. Despite challenges, you’ve come so far. Thank God for keeping you and showing His faithfulness. He’s working behind the scenes and during this time, you must continue to pray and trust in Him. I know it hurts. I know you’re tired. But God also knows and He promises that He will NEVER leave you. Trust Him! You have greatness in you! Whatever your journey, struggle or pain, allow God to soften your heart and release your cares and troubles upon Him. He loves you unconditionally and wants to build a relationship with you by the name He’s created and set apart for you If you believe this is your time, don’t suppress it; Rather, express it. For every BREAKDOWN, allow the BREAKTHROUGH and prepare for BLESSINGS!

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Let’s just get one thing straight – money is not always nor the most immediate need of a single parent. I’ll tell you as one who’s been a single mother for a considerably long time, money and time are the most scarce to a single parent, but time is way more valuable than money. A single parent may need money to cover expenses, to meet the needs for the home or even to just get by even if it’s the bare minimum. But time… time is more precious than anything. Time to remember to breathe. Time to slow down and rest. Time to remember who they are again. Time to enjoy their children and cherish the moments. Time to feel normal and reflect. Time for errands. Time, quality time that is, for each child. The list could go on and on. Years ago, my Freshman 101 professor would always say, “Time waits for no one.” Time is the one thing that will never wait for you, save itself for you, and would always leave you hanging. I preface this so you can begin to get an idea on what you can do to help a single mom or dad out. The best way to help a single parent is to be their friend, by getting to know them and letting them get to know you, the real you. Whether they live next door or across town, give them your phone number and let them know you can be reached for help with a specific need or just to be a shoulder to lean on. As trust develops, let them know that you’re available to help with their kids, too, and show them that you’re someone they can count on. See the theme is all this? It’s TIME! The following list of “20 Ways to Help a Single Parent” will help you think up new ways to lend a hand to your single parent neighbor, coworker, or friend 1. Offer to Spend Time with Their Kids Especially for single parents who don’t have family nearby, this is a huge gift. Just make sure that you’ve gotten to know them well enough that he/she can trust you before spending time with their kiddos without them. It’s a big deal for parents to leave their children with anyone, and you’ll want to make sure both parent and child are comfortable with you before you take this step. 2. Have Their Kids Over for a Play Date Especially if you have children who are close in age or attend the same school, this is a great way to get to know a single mom or dad and and their children. Even just those few minutes of conversation during drop off and pick up times can be a breath of fresh air to a single parent who doesn’t get to spend much time with their peers. 3. Invite Them Over for Coffee Here’s another low-key way to get to know a single mom who lives next door to you or who works in your building. In addition, having coffee doesn’t imply a big time commitment, and if you invite her to bring her kids along, it will be that much easier for her to say “yes.” 4. Make Them a Meal We all have nights when cooking is just too much to bear. Double up on a recipe you’re already planning to make, and bring a duplicate for them to store in a freezer for another day. 5. Pass Along Coupons You Don’t Use If you’re a skilled couponer (or clicker, if you hunt for coupons online), share the ones you’re not going to use with a single mom or dad who can also benefit from the savings. In addition, if you subscribe to a coupon site that has been particularly effective for you, show them how it works so they can reap the savings, too. 6. Share Your Kids’ Hand-me-downs Be tactful, of course, when you make this offer. Don’t assume that her children need clothing or would feel comfortable in the same styles your children have worn. Instead, gently inquire as to whether she would be interested in seeing some of the things you’ve set aside. Be considerate and only offer gently used clothes without worn out, torn out or faded out. 7. Show Them the Best Thrift Stores in the Area I, for one, don’t know what the big shame is about. Thrift and consignment store have changed throughout the years and have been known to offer really good steals. Shopping at thrift and consignment stores can significantly cut your clothing budget, but good ones can be hard to find. If you know of a reputable thrift or consignment shop in your area, tell your single parent friend about it and offer to go there together. 8. Give Them a Gas Card One of the many hats single parents where is one of a driver. Having to driving their children long distances for visits with the other parent, activities and even school. The next time you’re buying gas, consider picking up a $10 gift card to share. 9.Leave a Bag of Groceries on Their Doorstep Now, you can choose to do this anonymously or not. Sometimes that unexpected bag of needs is what gets a struggling single mom through until her next ​paycheck! I know I’ve been met with unexpected blessings and it restores and renews my hope every single time. 10. Include Thier Kids in Your Carpooling Group If you’re going to be driving your own kids—and perhaps others in the neighborhood—to school or summer camp, offer to include their children, too. They may be in a bind for transportation and feel reluctant to ask for help or don’t even know help is available closer than they think. 11. Recommend a Mechanic When She Has Car Trouble Unfortunately, some auto repair shops will take advantage of a woman in need of assistance, by overcharging her or by recommending fixes for minor repairs and things that aren’t really broken. Save her this trouble by recommending a mechanic you’ve used personally or one who is known for being trustworthy. 12. Give Them a Ride Whether the car is in the shop or public transportation is down temporarily, offer to give them a ride on occasion—especially if you’re going in the same direction, anyway. 13. Volunteer to Pick Up Her Kids in an Emergency Especially if their a single mom or dad with no family in the area, they may not be sure who to put down on her children’s emergency contact forms. Let them know that you’re available to help in emergencies and give them your home, work, and/or cell phone numbers so you can be reached in an emergency.​ 14. Be the Back Up Plan For Snow Days, Delays, and Early Dismissals Snow days are great fun for kids, but they wreak havoc on a single parent’s carefully constructed schedule. Help a single parent who lives next door or in your neighborhood by volunteering to provide backup childcare when needed. 15. Offer to Run an Errand Are you running out to the library or dollar store? See if they are in need of anything that you can pick up. This is especially helpful for single parents with young children, who may have difficulty making the time for regular errands. 16. Invite Them to Attend Church or a Community Event With You Every family needs a community of support. If you’re involved in a ministry, life group, church or civic organization, invite them to join you for an upcoming meeting or event. Be sure to let them know that this is a “no strings attached” standing invitation. 17. Pray for Them Pray for them individually, for their children, as a whole family unit. 18. Help Her With Home Repairs Would you be willing to help a single mom you know install a ceiling fan or window air conditioning units? These are tasks that often require another set of hands. In addition, there are countless home repair jobs that she may just need to see someone do once in order to be able to do them on a regular basis on her own. 19. Ask Questions Let them know that you care by asking questions about them and their children. When people show an interest, it’s easier to open up and build authentic relationships. 20. Validate Her as a Person Many single moms and dads have experienced difficult and even oppressive relationships. Let them know their worth the effort it takes to build a friendship, and when you can, be specific about what you value about them as a person. Most Importantly, Be A Friend This is the most important thing you can do for the single mom or dad you live near or work with. Everyone needs positive, uplifting relationships, and as adults, it can be difficult to form meaningful, no-strings-attached friendships. Being that type of person for them is one of the best ways to help a single mom or dad you care about. I hope this list of ideas could be a starting point for you when considering lending a helping hand to a single parent you know. If you have more ideas we could use to update our list, please share below and tell us about how it blessed them. As always, stay prayed up and be blessed! -Prophese

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Your 2019 Word of the Year Here it is, January. Another new year and the same old question… “What’s your New Year’s resolution?” And we all know what happens with resolutions. They are usually forgotten by mid-February and replaced with a heap of discouragement. Let’s make 2019 different. What if you replaced your resolutions with a word? Just one word to focus on all year. A word that helps you filter decisions, calm emotions and face the each day with resolve. A word that serves as a reminder of God’s truth in your life and inspires you to live your faith each and every day. A word based on God’s Word. But what word? Let us help you with that. Take this short quiz and discover your word of the year! So let’s live out 2019 in an intentional way. #LiveYourFaith #my2019word You are only 7 questions away from your 2019 Word of the Year. So, what’s yours? Share below! Looking forward to hearing all the best in your life this year.

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Consider this… You woke up to a beautiful morning… Someone just took their last breath. Faith Matters. How vulnerable are we during the night? While our bodies rest, there is absolutely nothing we can do about what occurs around us and within us. We simply wake up to a brand new day and move in with our day. Mentally skimming through the schedules of our day, is there any consideration given to our sovereign God who, by grace, permitted this day seen? Thank Him!  You may be frustrated at potentially being late to work… Someone is having trouble finding one. Faith Matters. Dealing with angry commuters, stressing over the possibility of being late, spilling coffee… need I say more? Perhaps someone else may consider it a beautiful problem to have. Thank Him! You are healthy…. Someone just received the news of a terminal illness. Faith Matters. The threat of one’s life by way of a terminal illness is certainly Life changing moment right here. Be mindful and set healthy habits. If you know a loved one in this circumstance, genuinely get to know what they’re going through and be a friend. Thank Him! You have friends to turn to for laughter, advise and companionship… Someone is isolated and turn to drugs to cope or a weapon to end it all. Faith Matters. Be thankful! Be a friend, encourage someone or just be there for them. My pastor once noted how we all walk around and see people as if they were landscapes. Open your door to someone who needs a friend. Your home is filled with noise and clutter from children… Someone lives in silence with only the echoes of their cries from the longing of “A” child. Faith Matters. Children are truly a gift of God. Be intentional in that awareness. Thank Him! You’re able to pay ALL your bills timely… Someone just sacrificed an electric bill to keep from being evicted. Faith Matters. You never know what someone is dealing with. This isn’t a race or class issue – it’s life, period. Be thankful that you can! Your husband made you breakfast in bed… A woman is now applying makeup on the bruises left by her husband. Faith Matters. The list could go on and on. We all have blessings to be thankful for. Don’t take for granted the usual day to day norms and find yourself focusing on the worries that you can’t change. As written in Philippians 4:6-7, Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Consider this as your enter in 2019. Imagine if you woke up today with only the things you thanked God for yesterday. Share your thoughts and comments below – would love to hear from you. Stay prayed up and be blessed! Faith Matters. – Prophese

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*** A post courtesy of Integrous Resolution Services *** It’s that time of year again – Oh, Thanksgiving… a time to give thanks for the blessings in your life, including the blessings of what or who’s no longer in your life – perhaps a former partner or spouse (hint, hint!). Whether you’re happy to be […]

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