Perhaps you were born for such a time as this?

Perhaps you were born for such a time as this? In the story of Esther in the bible, this question is posed, and it’s truly one that captivates my soul. Perhaps you were born for such a time as this? Have you ever thought of that? What are the chances of you, one, even being…

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#JCarReads | Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It

Black Privilege – I just want to start off by saying that I recommend this book…so much. I really don’t want that message to be lost or missed. This book was such a refreshing and unique surprise. I figured it would be a fun book, possibly an invigorating book, but I never thought it would…

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God Spoke to Me Today

A couple of nights ago I lay in bed awake around 3am because of course, I woke up to pee, and then was faced with the challenge of going back to sleep. Millions of thoughts were running through my mind. Earlier that week, a couple of conversations I had with others began to spark rumblings…

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#JCarReads | The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give is a story about a young girl, Starr, experiencing and going through the death of her best friend Khalil. At the time of Khalil’s death, Starr found herself in his car with him bearing witness to police shooting him while unarmed. This story is a representation of the countless deaths that…

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#JCarReads | Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Y’all, this book! Trevor Noah! BREH. This book is awesome. It’s funny, it’s encouraging, it’s eye-opening, it’s educational….it’s smart, it’s great. Trevor shares incredible stories ranging from the time he was a child to him being an early adult. Some are absolutely hilarious, some are there to shed light on what South African life is…

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Unexplainable Pain – Origins, Effects, Outcomes

Does your heart ever hurt and you don’t even know why. You literally just, don’t know. Sometimes I feel that, a slight pain in my heart that I question every now and again. I wonder what it means, where it comes from, what its purpose is. I usually don’t get any real answers though. (Sigh).…

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#JCarReads | Promise Me, Dad

Joe Biden, wow. I’m quite honestly not even sure where to start. The man he is, the character he’s built, the heart that he carries….I just get blown away, each and every time. I pre-ordered his book, Promise me, Dad, as soon as I saw it was getting released on audible because I couldn’t wait…

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#JCarReads | The Hollywood Commandments: A Spiritual Guide to Secular Success

I just want to start by saying that I love DeVon Franklin. He’s a soulful inspiration to me, and after this book he is one of my aspirational mentors. This book is a great read and the best way I can try to share some of its glory is to give short snippets by chapter.…

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#JCarReads | The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

Y’all, this book was unique for sure! If you want a true account of what a man like Gucci Mane’s life was like, this is a must-read. Personally, I haven’t been one to follow Gucci’s career and I am not too familiar with his back-in-the-day music or story. That meant that for me, this book…

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#JCarReads | I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter

This book was an interesting one for sure. I chose this book initially because I had seen some of my friends pick it up, and the title spoke to me immediately since you know, I am not the perfect Mexican daughter, LOL. Anywhoooo, as I got into it I felt that it had a slow…

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#JCarReads | We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories

I just want to say, when I saw that Gabrielle Union had released a book my heart got excited. I don’t know what it is about her, her fierceness, her latest portrayal of Mary Jane, or her Bring it On performance that made me excited to read what she had to say. After reading her…

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Farewell Letter to NYC

New York, my dear New York. I fell in love with you when I was 13 years old and I can still remember my dreams of you unfolding with every passing year. We were always meant to be. I truly believe God put a yearning for you in my heart very early on, and that…

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Your Part in This World – Romans 12 Deep Dive Verses 4-6

“In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But…

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How to Get to Know Yourself – Romans 12 Deep Dive Verse 3

Y’all, so let me tell you about Romans 12. There are SO many gems here I don’t even know where to begin. So instead of trying to condense the goodness of this passage into a short summary, I’m just going to split it up. Romans 12 really spoke to me this morning when I first…

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Reminder: Breathe + Trust in God

Today as I’m reading 1 Peter 5, I just can’t help but know that this message was hand-picked by God for me today. “So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most…

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