"The provision you need is coming. God is opening doors. He’s making ways where there seem to be none. His favor is working for you!" 

~Dianna Hobbs (Facebook.com/Dianna.Hobbs) August 23, 2016

   

 

 

Devotional: No, it's not too late

God is still going to fulfill His word MORE

Podcast: God has not thrown you away

He has a good plan for your life! MORE

Devotional: Rest in God's plan

His will and purpose will prosper. Trust Him.  MORE

Podcast: Your prayers have produced a harvest

God has heard you. Breakthrough is coming. MORE

The dental Floss myth

There's no real proof it actually works MORE

Americans describe America

Some say it's great. Others say it's divided. MORE

A new book on Civil Rights

'March: Book Three' is now available MORE

Gabby Douglas: 'I've had to fight for everything'

The Olympic gold medalist talks struggles and perseverance MORE

Yolanda Adams inspires Olympic runner

Mohammed Ahmed uses her songs to prepare for race day MORE

Gospel: Jekalyn Carr inspires youth

The 19-year-old is changing lives MORE

White pastor invites black people, gets fired

Jonathan Greer reveals church racism MORE

Black mother shot in police standoff

Korryn Gaines, 23, targeted over traffic violations MORE

Devotional: Stand on the Word!

No matter what, His word still stands. Believe it. MORE

Podcast: Your giving is not in vain

Your sacrifice is not pointless. God will reward you.  MORE

Everything you need to know about Zika

What are the risks? How can you contract it? MORE

ISIS wants to destroy Christianity

Says followers of Christ will be crushed MORE

Black Lives Matter banner vandalized

A Wilmington church condemns the 'cowardly' act MORE

Black Lives Matter releases agenda

The movement leaders gets specific MORE

Miss Teen USA's N-Word controversy

She will keep her crown despite offensive tweets MORE

Shocking murder-suicide outside the church

A Chicago husband fatally shoots his wife and himself MORE

Podcast: God will bless what you do for Him

There's no limit to what He'll do for you! MORE

Devotional: God will do it

Be confident that you will see Him move. MORE

Pastor Jamal Bryant is in love

The preacher confirms relationship with R&B singer MORE

 

Tina Campbell's marriage advice

She says 'Practice giving love in your homes' MORE

Hundreds of online sex abuse victims

More than 500 children, 30 million pictures involved MORE

Shirley Chisholm came before Hillary Clinton

Honoring the 1st woman of color to run for president for a major party  MORE

WATCH: Fantasia debuts new gospel song

'I Made It' was co-written by Tye Tribbett MORE

Cousin of slain cop arrested

He says he nearly died in custody MORE

From homeless to track stars

Read 3 sisters' incredible story MORE

Devotional: An abundant harvest is coming

You're about to reap!  MORE

Podcast: Provision is coming

God will supply all your needs MORE

 

NBC's Tamron Hall back in Philly

Journalist goes back home for DNC. Read her story. MORE

Children's choir gets to shine

Over 50 Birmingham kids lift their voices MORE

Gospel singer talks abortion

Lady Bee almost terminated her pregnancy MORE

Indie gospel artist soars to #1

Javonta Patton talks about his surprising rise  MORE

Responding to racism with love

Black woman says this to N-word spewing waitress MORE

Digital Bible is popular

More than a million people flock to this Facebook page MORE

Dylann Roof used Internet to search churches

He looked for historically black churches MORE


The church and social justice

Preacher's daughter says ministries must get involved MORE

Podcast: How to handle trouble

Here's what to do when problems arise MORE

Devotional: Call and God will hear

He's ready, willing and able to help you MORE

5 helpful success tips

What NOT to do if you want to be successful MORE

Planned Parenthood loses

Charges against whistle-blowers dismissed MORE

Nigerian Christians being killed

Christian association CANAN decries murders MORE

O'Reilly says THIS about slaves

They were “well fed and had decent lodgings provided by the government.” MORE

Amnesty International addresses Freddie Gray case

Condemns lack of accountability MORE

Marilyn Mosby drops charges

She explains the tough decision in press conference MORE

Devotional: This is not the end

This isn't your final destination. Greater is coming! MORE

Podcast: Every giant will fall

God has equipped you to defeat the enemy!  MORE

A pastor & officer break bread

The Dallas men want to heal the racial rift MORE

 

FLOTUS's powerful DNC speech

Watch her deliver it MORE

 

Healthcare CEO says women need to take control of their health MORE

Gun broker cancels shameful auction of George Zimmerman's gun MORE

Podcast: God is going to make you fruitful MORE

'International Day of the Unreached' focuses on reaching the lost  MORE

Alveda King weighs in on Transgender rights MORE

Monday
Apr082013

The Pain Won't Last: Encouragement for Hard Times

From time to time, I find myself thinking about the goodness of the Lord and all He’s done in my heart and mind over the past few years.  I often reflect on the times when I was nothing more than a hopeless woman wandering aimlessly through life, broken, battered, and bruised. 

I never thought I’d break free from the cage of despair, but I am grateful for the powerful name of Jesus that destroys every chain in our lives. Whenever I recall the miraculous work the Lord has done in me, I can’t help but lift my hands and utter Thank You Jesus from a heart overwhelmed with gratitude.

I know very well what it’s like to feel broken beyond repair.

Life made me believe that I was cursed with a curse.  It seemed like I couldn’t win for losing, and every time I thought things couldn’t get worse, I was proven wrong.  Whenever I’d slightly convince myself that I could make it through to better days, something would happen to crush my hope.  Every small glimpse of sunshine I’d find was quickly clouded by gloom.  It was exhausting, and I often felt like I was losing my mind. 

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Sunday
Mar242013

Time to Cut It: Get Rid of Every Hindrance

To cut or not to cut, that is the question.  I’ve been going back and forth about it in my head for a couple of months.  I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my hair for quite some time now.  Some days, I love it; others, not so much.  Lately, though, it seems that my love for my locks has waxed cold.  A few months ago it was healthy, growing, and full of body, but after allowing myself to stress while in the middle of a tough season, I’ve caused a lot of damage to it.  Now, there’s a lot of dead, broken ends, and its growth is at a standstill. 

I’m also noticing that the damaged areas are beginning to affect the healthier areas, causing breakage.  If I don’t do something about it soon, I’ll probably cause more problems than necessary.  As someone who wore short cuts for years and loved it, you’d think I’d have no qualms about chopping my locks again.  But for some reason, I’m having a hard time letting go.  Even though I know that the longer I ignore the damaged areas, the more I’m putting my entire head of hair at risk of dying, I’m holding on simply because I’m attached to it.  I’ve been growing it out for years, with a trim here and there, and I’m afraid that once I cut it off I’ll miss it too much and want it back.

I really need to let this dead hair go and give my locks a new chance at life. 

Can’t it be like that sometimes in life?  You know there’s something that you need to let go because it’s causing more harm than good, but because you’re so attached to it and comfortable with it, or it’s been around for so long, you’re too afraid to let it go.  So you’d rather take the risk of holding on to it than face the fear or possible regret of cutting it out of your life.

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Sunday
Mar102013

A Fresh Perspective for a New Day

Some months ago I received an encouraging text message from a dear friend that said, “God is turning it around.  No worries.  Just praises.”  It came to my remembrance the other day while praising God for giving me a new perspective about how He’s working in my life. 

I’ve spent so much time over the past few months worrying and stressing over things I couldn’t figure out, control, or understand, when I should have simply been praising God for how He’ll surely show Himself strong and faithful once the smoke clears.

After finding myself stuck in a bit of a rut, I had a real come-to-Jesus meeting.  I had a stern talk with myself and cast down the glass-half-empty vantage point I’d subconsciously taken on.  I commanded my mind to pull its focus away from everything that was missing in my life and redirect it to what still remains.  Yes, I’ve lost a lot in this season, but I haven’t lost it all.  Though life seemed to take a turn for the worse, I believe with all of my heart that God is turning it all around.

Not only for me, but for you, too.

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