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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…

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…

Falling into Fellowship: Making the Time

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We only have twenty-four hours to live, to love, to worship, to pray, to maintain our bodies and to work. Do you feel like twenty-four hours is enough time for you to do everything for yourself and others? Honestly, I doubt anyone of you will shout back to the screen “Yes!! It is!”. We are […] Read more…

New Content: Podcasts!!

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I’m so excited to introduce an upcoming expansion to To Be Praised Ministries. PODCASTS will be coming to you all very soon! Hopefully, you’re as excited as I am. This new series, “Women all the well” will include conversations about womanhood, motherhood, life, careers and more! I’ll host conversations & interviews with women who I […] Read more…

To Be Praised: 1 Year Anniversary + A Surprise!!

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It’s the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of To Be Praised Ministries!!! I cannot believe this website has existed for ONE year! I cannot believe that this time, last year, I tearfully wrote the first blog posts. I was scared to open up and share with women what God has shared with me. But, if you know me, […] Read more…

A Basket of Summer Fruit: A Devotional

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“Thus the Lord God showed me, and behold, there was a basket of summer fruit.” – Amos 8:1 When “To Be Praised” first launched, it was November. The Earth had just begun to stiffen and the cold air surrounded us as we sipped pumpkin flavored coffee and tea. It doesn’t seem that long ago. We had […] Read more…

6 Month Update!!

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    Can you believe it’s been six months since To Be Praised Ministries launched!? I certainly cannot. It’s an honor and a blessing to see God be the faithful Potter and shape this ministry and our hearts at the same time. 8 years ago I sat down and decided that if I was going […] Read more…