4 Questions with Artist Dawn Waters Baker

What was your main inspiration for the painting, New Life? In 2017, I had the privilege of being the Artist in Residence at Gettysburg National Military Park. I got to stay on one of the farms that were there during the battle. It was eerie and also a very spiritual time as I reflected onContinue reading “4 Questions with Artist Dawn Waters Baker”

Know Your Enemy

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against a spiritual wickedness in high places. During this season, there has been so much going on around us. In times like these, it is easy to become distracted. However, we have to be very intentional about focusing on the thingsContinue reading “Know Your Enemy”

Exchanging Ashes for Beauty

I grew up in the foster care system in Michigan. My mother had been sexually assaulted at the age of fourteen and conceived me. As a result, the sum of her childhood traumas led her to turn to drugs and prostitution. She had six children by the time she was twenty years old. My siblingsContinue reading “Exchanging Ashes for Beauty”

The Boy Who Would Be King: 7 Lesson from the Life of David

Shaniqua Rischer is a dynamic Minister, Author, and Spiritual Leader. You may be familiar with her writing through her God Morning devotionals, where she poignantly shares the Word of God each week day. She has expounded on those teachings by publishing her third book, “The Boy Who Who Would Be King: 7 Lessons from theContinue reading “The Boy Who Would Be King: 7 Lesson from the Life of David”

Sow

There was a farmer who wanted his crop to grow,But he was rather stingy and wouldn’t let his seed go. The winter brought a terrible drought, scarce was the rain,He was apprehensive. He wasn’t sure more seed he’d gain. Carefully he’d count a few and plant them in the ground,He’d even sow at night whileContinue reading “Sow”

From a Seed to Full Bloom

Dear Beloved, What vision has God planted in your heart? What has He gifted you to do? What interests you? What do you find yourself doing naturally? Get your finger on that one thing. What is it? What if that one thing is all it you need to launch change the trajectory of your life?Continue reading “From a Seed to Full Bloom”

The Power of “No”

Rejection is part of life. I have definitely had my share of it. Whether it be familial, in friendships, and even from the outside world, it can either make or break you. Let’s face it…it’s effects are up to us. We can live a guarded life out of our fear of rejection or take stepsContinue reading “The Power of “No””