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    kata

    “But God removed Saul and replaced him with David, a man about whom God said, ‘I have found David son of Jesse, a man after my own heart. He will do everything I want him to do.’”‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭13:22‬ ‭NLT ‬‬a person’s heart is the most important organ to the body, and symbolizes life. it pumps blood to the entire body, breathes oxygen and nutrients  into our tissues, and removes waste. God affirmed David by declaring him as a man after His heart. the Greek word for after is kata. the part of speech is a preposition and a preposition usually comes before a noun or pronoun and…

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    above

    these song lyrics have been on repeat in my heart and spirit, “let all the other names fade away” (Wide As The Sky-Matt Redman). a name is what a person or a thing is called, it distinguishes you from others. a name is what you respond to. a name has the potential to produce specific feelings or emotions within us. names are also what we identify ourselves with. we place names on what we consider success to be. we experience trauma or a difficult life event place blame (a name) or shame (a name) on ourselves. we live under an alternative name for so long that we eventually begin to…

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    seek

    throughout 1 Timothy 4, we are instructed to “train ourselves, command and teach, do not let anyone look down on you because you are young but set an example, devote yourselves to scripture and preaching and teaching. do not neglect your gift. be diligent, give yourself wholly to them. watch your life and doctrine closely. persevere in them.” these verses stick with me as i see the call to action that Paul was making to Timothy pop off the page. a call to seek, to never give up, a call to fight. a call to be set ablaze in his gifts and ultimate pursuit of Christ. i believe that Paul…

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    celebrate

    happy international women’s day!!!!!!!!! ladies, celebrate you today. matter of fact, do this every day. celebrate all of your God-given gifts and talents, skills and abilities. your quirks and flaws. celebrate all of who you are and your uniqueness for there is no other you in this world. “Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed. I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud. When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud. I say, It’s in the click of my heels, The bend of my hair, the palm of my hand, The need for my care. ’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal…

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    embrace

    i was told once that i was no good, and the worst part was that the person attached God’s name to it. the exact phrase was “the Lord told me that you are no good.” i felt many things at this moment-rejection mostly. i am thankful that the Holy Spirit spoke truth to me in this moment by calling me his beloved and leading me to scriptures detailing how much He loved and cared for me (2 Samuel 22, Deuteronomy 32, 33:12). Even though truth was spoken to me in this moment, damage was also done inside of my heart. i did not have the tools to unpack such a…

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    black panther

    (Spoiler Alert: but quite honestly, it is your own fault for not seeing this movie by now). There are many powerful moments, scenes, lines within the film; but, the one that resonates with me the most is when T’Challa is engaged in battle and has taken brutal hits aimed to take him out. viewers can see on T’Challa’s face that he wants to give up and his strength is failing. Suddenly, his mother cries out, “SHOW HIM WHO YOU ARE!” (Pause: praise God for the powerful role mothers possess). Once T’Challa hears this, his entire posture changes. in my opinion, this scene is one of the best examples of necessary daily…

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    endure

    Dictionary.com defines endure as “to continue to exist; to last; to gain lasting acknowledgment or recognition, as of worth, merit or greatness.” Blue Letter Bible defines as to remain, abide, not flee, to persevere, bear bravely.” it is also one of the characteristics of love in 1 Corinthians 13.  the name for this blog  was created when the Holy Spirit awakened me months ago and began to birth the idea in me. I have known for some time that I was meant to occupy such a space; But, “things” held me back. things being weights and baggage accumulated throughout my twenty nine years of life. however i reached a place…

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    numero uno

    hi y’all! i am JessC. thanks so much for stopping by. i first want to dedicate this platform to those who paved the way before me. specifically my great grandmother Lola, grandparents Dorothy, David Sr and Myrtle. my everything (aka my parents) David and Teresa. my siblings: Leslie, Chris, Jonathan. siblings plus: Vance, Alyson, Shy. and my babies: BDWZGHER. my extended and godfamily.  i love you all collectively and individually for a host of reasons but mostly because you have always been my why and reason. my support. my wind. from the bottom of my heart, and for always, thank you. now for some fun facts about me! i was…