SOUL SEARCHING WITH OUR FATHER

Abortion

A “Heart” Beat

The Law Recently, the state of Texas banned abortions as early as six weeks after conception and/or as soon as “cardiac” activity is detected. In other words, a baby will not be aborted in Texas once he or she has a heart beat, and some women are concerned that this decision could be the first […]

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Prejudices and Biases, Society

COVID-19

First of all, I would like to thank our Heavenly Father for calling me in the midst of my imperfections. I want to thank him for calling me during a global pandemic and racial unrest in 2020. I thank him for seeing what I could not see within myself. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. […]

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Society and Christianity

A Lukewarm Spirit

I love to drink hot chocolate! Did I mention that I love hot chocolate? The key word here is: hot! To me, there is nothing more disappointing than to drink lukewarm hot chocolate on a cold winter day. I know it’s August, but bear with me for a moment. If my HOT chocolate is lukewarm, […]

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God's Plan

A Ruth and Naomi Kinda Season- Part 2 (Orpah)

As we prepare to step into a “Ruth and Naomi” kind of season, I felt led to discuss the “Orpahs” in our lives. In the book of Ruth, Orpah was Ruth’s sister-in-law. Over the years, we’ve grown to think of Orpah as the daughter in law, who decided to go back home after her husband […]

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God's Plan

A Ruth and Naomi Kind of Season

As we prepare for the next season in our lives, I am led to believe that this is a Ruth and Naomi kind of season. You see, Naomi was in a situation. She lost her husband. She lost her two sons. She no longer had an opportunity to have grandchildren. She felt like God had […]

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Timing

Walking on Water

When God calls you to step out of the boat and walk on water, prepare your heart for the storm of unbelief that may surround you. People will question your timing. Girl, are you sure you want to do that now? People will question your motives. “Why are doing this? Are you doing this because…?” […]

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Timing

Soul Searching on Vacation

I am on vacation with my family, but I am still soul searching with our Father. I can’t wait to share what was downloaded in my spirit out here on the beach, concerning the storms in our lives and the rainbows to follow. I will publish my next blog on Tuesday, July 27, 2021.

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Timing

Perfect Timing

Have you ever found yourself waiting for the perfect time? Is there really such a thing as that? Well, as I meditated on this week’s blog, I was led to Luke 9:57-60 ESV. It states, “As they were going along the road, someone said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” And Jesus said to him, “Foxes […]

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Society

Our Independence

On July 4, 1776, my ancestors were slaves in the United States of America; however, I am led to believe that a seed for freedom and justice for all was planted when the founding father’s developed the United States Declaration of Independence. A seed? Come on, Nicole! The founding father’s had slaves. The founding father’s […]

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Society and Christianity

The Love of Money

Hey, Family! I was really excited to post my next blog in the timing series because I get to share a little bit more with you about my dad but I am not the owner of this website. God is! Therefore, I have to go where he leads me, and today we have to talk […]

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Timing

Is it Harvest Time?

Hey, Family! Our youngest daughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed on Monday, so I couldn’t post my blog as I planned on Tuesday because she required a little extra TLC. Fortunately, she is getting back to her fun loving self a little more everyday and I was able to connect with you today. With […]

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injustice, Love

Timing is Everything

Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV states, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” So, here I am again, Father. I need to know what time it is. Is it “time to mourn or is it time to dance?” Over the last week, I’ve mourned the loss of what was and what […]

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injustice

What Time Is It?

To be honest, I feel like Mary and Martha after their brother, Lazarus died. I need you to show up in this moment, Jesus! Ecclesiastes 3:1 ESV states, “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” So what time is this, God? Is it time for me to keep silent, or […]

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Male and female relationships

I DON’T NEED ANYONE!

Hey, Family! First of all, I would like to thank those of you who said a little prayer for me. I had a dental procedure on Tuesday and I was unable to post the blog. I thank you for your patience and I am glad to be back with you. I am still hurting a […]

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Love

The “Naked” Truth

As I soul searched with our Father about this week’s blog, I was led to read Genesis 9:20-24 ESV. It states, “Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw […]

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Society and Christianity

Sometimes You Only Have One!

This week I was led to read about the time Jesus healed ten lepers. (According to an online dictionary, the word leper is a person who is suffering from the modern day disease of leprosy. To provide a little background knowledge, a leper was considered to be unclean; therefore, he or she had to remain […]

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Society and Christianity

Walking By Faith

Dear Heavenly Father, I would like to start this blog by thanking you for giving me the strength to walk by faith! Hebrews 11:1 NIV states, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” I have confidence that strongholds will be broken and hearts will be healed […]

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Love

Let’s Talk About Pastors

When situations occur in our society, we often wonder what our pastors will say about it on Sunday morning. Will they speak out against racial injustice? Will they speak out against the police officers, who commit heinous acts against minorities in our communities across America? Will they address illegal immigration? I mean, they have to […]

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Uncategorized

NO GUILT AND SHAME

 Have you ever wanted someone to hurt as much as you hurt, concerning a cause in society or a situation that personally occurred in your life? Have you ever wanted someone to care about a cause as much as you cared about it? Have you ever wanted it so bad that you tried to make […]

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I Have a Question
Prejudices and Biases

I Have a Question

Have you read John 16:33 ESV? It states, “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” Please go back and read the entire chapter in your spare time; however, I just want to speak briefly about this one verse.

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Do You Love Yourself?
Love

Do You Love Yourself?

Well, as I meditated on this week’s blog, I heard these words from somewhere deep within: “Some people do not love themselves, so they will not be able to love their neighbor.” Wow! So, I had to consider what loving one’s self looks like.

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Enemies and Prayer

Dear Hackers,

. . . Or should I refer to you as my present or future brothers and sisters in Christ? Yes, I like that better. Now that we’ve gotten that out the way, how are you? I hope you are doing well. This conversation is long overdue, so let’s get started. Approximately 200-250 people come to […]

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Society and Christianity

Jesus Can Relate

Watching situations play out in the media, like a trial that currently has my attention, I am reminded that there will always be people who will “attempt” to discredit others. Some people will use a person’s past to discredit them. Some people will use their current circumstances to discredit them. Some people will use their […]

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Love

I’m Protected!

Living in Alabama, having a “shade tree” in the backyard is a prize possession. Shade trees protect us from the beaming hot sun and slightly reduces the summer temperature in that specific location around us. Oh! I’m telling you… it’s a little slice of heaven here on Earth. Therefore, when the sun changes positions in […]

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Society and Christianity

It Just Hit Me- I’m Privileged!

According to an online dictionary, the word privilege is an adjective, and it means to “have special rights, advantages, or immunities.” Well, when I think about the word privilege, white privilege comes to mind because we often discuss it in our society. In summary, white privilege refers to the advantages that white people allegedly receive […]

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Prejudices and Biases

Live At Peace

Due to prejudices and biases, I am treated poorly at times. It isn’t an easy thing to talk about but I will admit that I became angry and bitter about it. I gathered years and years of evidence to support my claims and I prepared to use it to win my “case.” Next, I envisioned […]

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Society and Christianity

Nothing Can Separate Us!

Yet, 400 years ago, the enemy attempted to rewrite history. Like Eve in the garden, he tricked merchants into believing that Africans were property; property that could be sold, stolen, or traded for goods such as guns, alcohol, and cloth to people from the “New World.”

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Society

Justice and Peace!

The slogan, “No Justice, No Peace,” continues to be heard around the world, as individuals and organizations protest racial injustices; however, as believers in Christ Jesus, we have an inner peace because we have aligned ourselves with the Prince of Peace.

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Uncategorized

. . .When You Hear, Black Owned Businesses!

Hey Family, I know it isn’t Tuesday but I really needed to share this with you today. (I pray that you will listen or read this blog with an open heart.) Wait a minute! What am I saying? You always do and that’s why I love you. Let’s get started. When you hear the term, […]

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Love

LOVE ALWAYS HOPES- VALENTINE’S EDITION

Hey, Family! I wanted to release a Valentine’s edition about my mother-in-“love,” Sherry, God rest her soul. She introduced my husband and I, and we consider her to be our guardian angel. Well, maybe one day we will write a blog about her “match making” skills together, but I am not the boss, remember? I […]

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Commentary

Crawling After Jesus

Hey Family! I wanted to take a moment to speak to you about this journey that we’re on and I titled this blog: “Crawling After Jesus.” In fact, I chose this picture of our youngest daughter, Hannah because this photo speaks to how I feel. You see, when our Father called me to write about […]

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Society and Christianity

You’re Prejudice!

According to the Oxford Language Dictionary, the word prejudice means to have a “preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or an actual experience.” However, prejudices and biases can develop over time based on experiences as well. For this reason, I was led to read the documented events recorded about Jesus and his encounter […]

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Enemies and Prayer, Society

Censor Me, Father!

Okay! Let’s have a quick history lesson about the First Amendment. In summary, it protects the freedom of religion, speech and expression, the press, the freedom of assembly, which is a group of people gathered together in one place for a common purpose, and the freedom to petition the government about concerns we have as […]

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Love

Love Always Perseveres

We live in a world where our unique individuality “could” be a stumbling block on the road to “success.” We could define the stumbling block for minorities in America as systemic racism. In summary, systemic racism involves policies and procedures implemented in our society to place minorities at a disadvantage, leaving many to feel as […]

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Commentary, Love

Commentary-LOVE NEVER FAILS

So! How was your Christmas? Did you spend the day with our Father? Did you spend time with your family? Did you shift the atmosphere with the truest form of love? I’ve been thinking a lot about you. I hope you’re doing well. (It certainly did my heart good to know that individuals across the […]

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Politics and Christianity

The Election Results

Out of all the topics in the world for me to discuss this week, our Father placed it on my heart to discuss the election results. Yikes! Talk about a touchy subject. According to the 2020 US election results, updated on December 16th at 4:49PM CST, Joe Biden received 51.4% of the vote and President […]

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Love

LOVE NEVER FAILS- THE CHRISTMAS EDITION

As I soul searched with our Father about this Holiday Season or what my family and I refer to as the Christmas Season, I couldn’t help but to think about the people who dread spending time with their family and friends. (I know. It’s not exactly a warm and fuzzy thought.) Trust me, I would […]

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Commentary

Commentary- Do You Have Good Sense?”

Psalm 19:11 NIV, states: “Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” So what does it mean to have good sense? Good sense is defined as having sound judgment. So what does that scripture mean? Does it mean we should never get angry? Does it mean we […]

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Prayers

Tuesday Prayer

Soul Searching with Our Father: 12/22/2020 Father God, I come to you in the name that is above every name and that name is Jesus. He is called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, and The Prince of Peace. He is called the Prince of Peace because He is our Peace here on […]

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Offense and Forgiveness

Do You Have Good Sense?

While hate crimes, police brutality, and racial slurs are the most obvious forms of racism in 2020, covert racism is what most people experience. In summary, covert racism is subtle and could be easily excused if you are not the one experiencing it. For example, it “could be” a sales representative who chooses to ignore […]

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Prayers

Tuesday Prayer- 12/15/2020

Father God, I come to you in the name that is above every name and I acknowledge once again that Jesus Christ is Lord. His unconditional love goes beyond my level of understanding but I will forever be grateful because he gave his very life for me. And the fact that you -the one who […]

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Society and Christianity

A Politically Correct Christian

While I can’t remember the first time I heard the term politically correct, I know that there was a time in my life when I prided myself on being politically correct. I was well versed in the language, policies, and measures one should take to avoid offending others and I understood the steps to take […]

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Commentary

Forgiveness Matters: Saul is Waiting- Part 2 Commentary

When someone hates you because of the race God chose for you in this life, it is easy to write them off and label them a racist. Well, it was for me anyway.  Then, I had an encounter with Jesus and it changed my life because I gained a deeper understanding about love and forgiveness. […]

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Racism and Forgiveness

Forgiveness Matters- Part 2 Saul is Waiting

As Stephen was being stoned to death, he prayed, “Do not hold this sin against them.” In the meantime, a man named Saul stood nearby and watched as they stoned Stephen to death. (The definition of stoning is a method of capital punishment where a group throws stones at a person until the subject dies […]

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Racism and Forgiveness

Forgiveness Matters- Part 1

By: Nicole C Schroeder I recently read an article about a district that apologized to the African American students in their community for years of racial discrimination, but a prominent leader in that community questioned the sincerity of the apology.  As I reflected on the article, God downloaded this thought into my spirit: Our response […]

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Racism and Forgiveness

. . .God Prepares A Table

When God prepares a table for you in the presence of your enemies, it might not go exactly how you envisioned it. Well, at least that was my experience, so let me start from the beginning… Years ago, I identified my enemies as people who commit racist acts, regardless of their race, and I waged […]

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Politics and Christianity

The Christian Vote

By: Nicole C. Schroeder During this election process, I found myself questioning fellow believers’ relationships with God because they did not share my political views. Sometimes it felt as if believers cared more about unborn babies than the men and women who were being murdered in the streets. As a result, a part of me […]

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Love, Racism and Forgiveness, Society and Christianity

My First Blog

When God whispered in my spirit to write and publish my blogs every Tuesday at 5:00P.M., He also whispered in my spirit to disable comments. Of course, I didn’t understand why he would ask me to do something like that because I recently read an article that said, “Comments add value to blogs because it […]

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