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Let Your Soul Grow in 2017

Every year we make New Year’s resolutions.  We say we are going to start exercising, dieting, investing more, saving more, giving more, doing more, and changing bad habits.  We often pray for money, material things, houses, and cars.  How often do we pray for our soul to prosper?  This year let’s make the commitment to fast more, pray more, read ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose: The Immortal Life of Peace

The story of Henrietta Lacks, a Virginia mother whose cells have transformed medical research for over 60 years, is both amazing and heartbreaking.    Cells taken from her body without her consent during her treatment for cervical cancer at Johns Hopkins University in the 1950’s have proven to be the most medically viable cell line.  A 2010 book and recent HBO ... Read More »

Stop Doubting the Vision

By Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais Habakkuk 2: 1-3 – I will stand at my watchpost, and station myself on the rampart; I will keep watch to see what he will say to me, and what he will answer concerning my complaint.2 Then the Lord answered me and said: Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so that a runner may ... Read More »

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE?

You used to do them when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander and dirty language.  Colossians 3:7,8 When you look at your hands, do they each have four fingers, a thumb and the same three lines drawn across the palm of both hands? If your answer is yes,that’s because ... Read More »

Upgrade Your Faith – Wait on God

By Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais One of the hardest things in following Jesus and being on this spiritual journey is having patience to wait on God. I think one of the reasons is that we live in a culture that promotes a mindset of quick, fast and in a hurry. We rush in and out of fast food eateries, complaining ... Read More »

Handling Your Doubters

By Rev. Yvette R. Blair-Lavallais John 10:31-39 (New Living Translation) 31 Once again the people picked up stones to kill him. 32 Jesus said, “At my Father’s direction I have done many good works. For which one are you going to stone me?” 33 They replied, “We’re stoning you not for any good work, but for blasphemy! You, a mere man, claim to ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose: Thank You President Obama!

“When I sat down to write this article, I didn’t know what to write.   I knew that I wanted to write about:   the inauguration of President Barack Obama.    I just had so many things that I wanted to write that I didn’t know where to get started.”    I wrote these words 8 years ago excited about the upcoming Obama ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose – Seeking Your Preferred Future (Part 2)

Last week, I wrote about the concept of creating a  preferred future (living focused on your future and not focused on the past).      This transformative concept was created by author Dr. Lawrence Lippitt and is widely used in the field of organizational leadership training.    It requires strategizing and taking a leap of faith in time beyond where you are to ... Read More »

Preserved – Christmas Blessings 2016

I’d like to offer a special prayer as we continue in the celebration of Christmas.  We say and hear others say that Jesus is the reason for the season.  My prayer is that no matter how hard it may be to see God’s hand in what is going on in our lives, we make the choice to choose to submit ... Read More »

Preserved by Purpose – Christmas Questions

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 In addition to ways to bless others, some of you may be spending this time of the year ... Read More »