Why I Write: part one

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I have been writing ever since I was three years old. The first thing I, like most kids, ever wrote was my name: E-R-I-K-A. My mother had told me once I mastered writing my name I could get my own library card; that was all the incentive I needed to be disciplined and dedicated enough […] Read more…

Bloom Where You Are Planted: An Online Bible Study

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“…but God gave the increase.” – 1 Corinthians 3:6 Last month we studied how to love small beginnings. Next month, let’s explore practical, and biblical, ways to bloom where you are planted. There is joy, beauty, and purpose in the sweet surrender of blooming in the exact spot God has placed you. Join us! #tobepraised Read more…

Podcast 005: I’m All The Way Up

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I’m all the way up! Are you? Life is all about the level up! God never wants us to be stagnant, stuck in the same location, but too often, fear holds us back. Listen to this discussion about how you can level up and pursue God’s purpose for YOUR life. #tobepraised Read more…

Wings Like Eagles

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“Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:31 In coffee lines, at the drive-thru, as the clock ticks towards 5pm on a work day, or the days before […] Read more…

Podcast 004: Self-Care & Faith

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Do you struggle with work – life balance? Can you use help with self-care? This podcast discusses why self-care is essential, how it honors God, and how it honors YOU. Resources discussed in the podcast: Self-Care Wheel & 45 Simple Self-Care Practices Read more…

Fighting Discouragement? An online Bible study

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We’ve all experienced days of discouragement and sometimes those days stack up and into months and even years! In this study, we’ll look at scripture to find out how people of faith have fought discouragement and have found strength in a storm. Join the discussion live from Google Hangouts Also, here’s the FREE online Bible […] Read more…

Podcast 003: Stay In Your Lane

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The latest podcast is up!! Thanks to everyone who listened and hit me up about the last two. I appreciate y’all so much. Keep the feedback coming! This time, I’m talking about staying in your lane. Your purpose requires your attention and intention. Listen for tips to learn how to stay in the fast lane, […] Read more…

John Chapter Three: God’s Love Gives

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I love a good gift, not necessarily an expensive one, but a good one. I appreciate when someone takes me into consideration, my likes, and interests, and gives me a gift that’s meaningful. The gifts I’ve gotten over the course of my life have undoubtedly helped me become a more thoughtful gift-giver and a gracious […] Read more…

John Chapter Two: What Are You Capable Of?

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When I was younger, my parents always told me “just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should.” I was, naturally, a very cautious child, but this teaching gave me greater pause. I became even more reflective questioning my motivation for what I was doing, why I was doing it, and ultimately analyzing how […] Read more…

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