Money Talks: Dollars and Sense

Listen! Getting this money in order is nothing short of AMAZING! You know what? We can pride ourselves on many things, and trust me when I say that I know this too well. Yet that pride is a killer. It’s also stupid. Think about it. Pride keeps us from reaching specific goals, connecting with different…

Is Your Faith Alive?

This past week I’ve experienced just about every emotion known to man. I faced fear, discouragement, sadness, happiness, glee, you name it. Why? I was facing some things regarding my son’s health that I’ve never experienced before. Some would just chop that up to, “young/new mom jitters.” I won’t downplay that, yet I think it…

Money Talks: Warring Together

We never thought marriage would be perfect. Yet, we knew we were perfectly suited for each other. My perfect accountability partner. Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.–Prov. 27:17 As we continue to become one, we’re facing head on all deeper issues, and it hasn’t been easy. Guess what? I’m…

Money Talks: The Journey Begins

    Yesterday, my husband and I  decided to do something that we’ve wanted to do for a long time—we began Financial Peace University. In early adulthood, we didn’t always make sound financial decisions, and that caught up with us. Why am I sharing this with you? Because I know we’re not alone. You too may…

Conversations

It started with a conversation I had with myself. What do I want out of life? What is my life? What is life? He’s called me to be more than this but I had my reservations. But, why? As I kept prodding within myself to discover my problem, there was only one viable reason: I…

#FearlessPurpose2018

One thing 2017 taught me is there is only one way to live. Fearlessly on purpose. While reflecting on what the Lord has been ministering to me in my quiet time, the Lord, in essence, whispered this dare in my spirit. What will you do with 2018, Candace? Will you run and not grow weary…

Tis the Season…

The malls are busy, traffic is hectic, people are crazy, and there’s only one valid explanation. It’s Christmastime. Somewhere along the way, we as a collective bought into the commercialism that society sells about Christmas. We’ve forgotten what it really means and how we are supposed to respond to this season. Glory to God in…

Moments in Time

It’s 3:50 AM EST when I began typing this post. I could, and probably should be asleep right now but it doesn’t seem to be what God wants of me right now. Instead, I sit here. No coffee or tea or fuzzy blankets. Just me, the crackle of the fireplace, my thoughts, and the Lord….

Have Faith. Dream. Execute.

If someone challenged you to deny everything you believed in, would you succumb to their whims? If the phrase, “Well, everybody’s doing it,” was the mantra that everyone around you seemed to prefer, would you change your convictions? What is it that makes you loyal to your faith? Even if you don’t think you’re a spiritual…

NaNoWriMo Challenge!

Hey, y’all! Today is the 1st of November, which means “No Shave November,” for you gents and “National Novel Writing Month,” for you writers out there! Guess what? I’m still trying to figure out how I want to do this month. Will I be working on a novel? Will I be resuming my daily posts…