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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
Have you ever asked yourself or God for that matter, “Why me?” Well, in my Christ and Salvation’s course, we were assigned to read Hebrews 5:1-10 ESV, and my question was answered!
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. . . 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Do you know who “they” are? Well, “they” are a part of a lot of conversations. “They” had a role in Act Three and Act Four. Do you remember? In Act Three, Principal Knight’s wife, Cindy placed black people in the “they” category when she said, “All they want is to pull out of their […]
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 […]
Hey, family! Have you downloaded your copy of A Legacy of Love and Sacrifice? If not, please subscribe for free, so you can use the 20% off discount code to purchase the eBook version today! It will cost $3.99 plus tax. The printed copy will be available on March 18th for $9.99. I know some […]
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.”
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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Psalm 37: 4 states, “Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” I experienced this for myself on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and I wanted to share it with my family. On the dedication’s page in my play, A Legacy of Love and Sacrifice, I wrote, “This dedication […]
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, […]
Hey, family! Have you downloaded your copy of A Legacy of Love and Sacrifice? If not, please subscribe for free, so you can use the 20% off discount code to purchase the eBook version today! It will cost $3.99 plus tax. The printed copy will be available on March 18th. I know some of you […]
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 […]
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 […]
Read the first Act for free! ***SPOILER ALERT*** Hey, family! I am really excited about this new blog series. Have you downloaded your copy of A Legacy of Love and Sacrifice? If not, please subscribe, so you can use the 20% off discount code to purchase the eBook version today! It will cost $3.99 plus […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
First and foremost, let me say… Happy New Year!!!! How are you? So much has happened since the last time we were together. I’ve gone through so many emotions since the clock struck midnight on 1/1/2021, and I had to experience them without you. Long story short, I was locked out of my website as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
As I mentioned last week, the term “Politically Correct Christian” only exists in the Nicole C. Schroeder dictionary; however, it is respectfully defined as a person who confesses Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior while relying on the world to show them how to treat their neighbors. You see, the world we live in […]
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 […]
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 […]
Last week, as we wrapped up the Forgiveness Matters series, we discussed Saul and Barnabas. In summary, when Saul went to Jerusalem to escape the ones trying to kill him, he tried to connect with the other disciplines but they were ultimately afraid of him. After all, he was known for imprisoning Christians and ultimately […]
As we prepare to wrap up this series about forgiveness, I feel as if our Father is leading me to share what happened after Saul accepted his call into the ministry. (Of course, you can read all about it in the book of Acts, and you should definitely go to the Father with any questions […]
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. […]
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 […]
Last week, God placed it on my heart to ask, “Where are the Stephens in the world?” “Where are the people, who will honor Him and trust in Him during racial tension?” “Where are the people who will pray for the discriminators?” “Who will go to our Father on their behalf?” Where are the people […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]