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    Living A Disappointment Free 2018

    “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

    Here we go. Two thousand eighteen!

    With a few days under our belts already, you can still sense the excitement and anticipation for what will unfold in the coming months.

    After all, with the New Year comes fresh hope and a much welcomed chance to start all over.

    Everything and everyone around us pumps up our hearts with positivity, so much so that we’re just oozing with confidence that this year will finally be OUR year:

    Our year to meet and marry our prince charming.

    Our year to start a family.

    Our year to see our business boom.

    Our year when all our dreams become our picture perfect reality.

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    Inspiration

    Holiday Blues: Do’s and Don’ts for Singles

    Written by Brandi Marsh of Ebony and Pink Pearls for This Is Her Journey

    Are you a single women dreading once again another year “being single” during the holidays? And during this festive holiday time you feel frustrated, while nursing thoughts of:

    • What are you gonna tell those nosey relatives who definitely mean well, but always ask “why aren’t you married yet?”
    • Where are you going to do to occupy your time to avoid feelings of loneliness because you do not have the special someone in your life?
    • When will day come for me to bring my guy to the family Holiday vacation?

    As you contemplate on how to approach the holidays this season, it is very important to celebrate during this season in a way feel comfortable for you as a single person, whether you have that special someone in your life or not.

    As you begin to see all the commercialism, decorations and your ears are bombarded with songs of holiday cheer, let the following holiday do’s and don’ts guide you.

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    Faith

    Something We Can All Share With The World

    In that day you will say: “Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done, and proclaim that his name is exalted. Sing to the Lord, for he has done glorious things; let this be known to all the world. Isaiah 12:4-5 (NIV)

    It’s Thanksgiving Day, and that can only mean one thing. Get ready to have your taste buds salivating all day (and night) as your family and friends share snapshots of their dinner and desserts up and down your news feeds.

    There’ll be pictures. Videos. Memes. All showcasing the turkey, trimmings, and treats that will fill homes and stomachs all across America today.

    We’ll see and read all about what’s happening in places near and far. It’s part of the delight of living in the age of social media.

    But instead of only sharing what’s on our dinner plates, this year, why don’t we share something more meaningful with our networks.

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    Healing Through The Holidays

    Written by Tanisha Shanee for This is Her Journey

    The holiday season is upon us. Once we start seeing all the advertisements for pumpkin spice everything, we know next comes Thanksgiving and Christmas. Happy, happy. Joy. No?

    For the last 6 years, the holiday season has been difficult for me.

    In 2011, I found out I was pregnant and my baby would be born around Thanksgiving. On April 1st however, I had a miscarriage.

    Sadly, I never looked at the holidays the same. But once I started my lifestyle journey in 2012, I started to view life a little differently. 

    You see, God started to speak to me about healing. God is a healer and He wants to be a part of your journey. He wants to be a part of every aspect of our lives.

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    Maintaining Your Salvation When Life Stresses You Out

    Have you ever seen the Snickers commercials?  You know the ones from the “You’re Not You When You’re Hungry” campaign? Well, that’s exactly how I am when life gets stressful and I am feeling completely overwhelmed.

    When things in my world get too chaotic, I’m no where near to being a sweetly saved, compassionate, and caring person.

    Family, friends, co-workers, even strangers – they all get my I just want to be left alone, passive aggressive cold shoulder. 

    That is until the Holy Spirit pulls me back from morphing into someone I am not proud of.

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