Message from MJ

LOVE. HURT. HAPPINESS. ABUSE. HOPE. ADDICTION. BIPOLAR. It doesn’t matter which words you use to describe my life because I have experienced all of them. Even though I am behind bars, I have all that I need in my life– my Savior Jesus Christ. I have never been so free. Scripture teaches me, “So if … Continue reading »

Do Not Worry

Most every day I talk to someone who is afraid or anxious of something. Even the most courageous people have fears to overcome. In order to overcome anxiety, we must make our God bigger than our fears. When we focus on our fear, we can become paralyzed. When we magnify our God we can become … Continue reading »

Prayer by Sunshine Gaddis

This week’s Stepping into Favor message is a poem written by one of the ladies that we serve in the community…… Prayer written by Sunshine Gaddis I sit here in my head again My heart is torn My soul won’t mend I’ve tried so hard to be strong everyday When all I want to do … Continue reading »

Free Yourself From Negativity

The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. We are often harsh on ourselves, focusing on our weaknesses and what is lacking in our life. Negative self-talk often results in low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. It is necessary to train your brain to think and feel positive. When a … Continue reading »

Courage Dear Heart

Let today be the day you love yourself enough to work toward the life you desire. Courage is a decision. Fear is a reaction. You must choose courage over comfort and do what is right instead of what is easy. When we practice this daily our life will become more than we could have imagined. … Continue reading »

You Are Royalty

How we see ourselves will determine the life we live. You are not created to be average. You are a child of the Most High God. Do not focus on your mistakes, focus on how God sees you. In God’s eyes you are forgiven, you are precious, you are victorious, you are a champion. Scripture reminds … Continue reading »


Do not worry about your past or your future. Put all your attention on today. Surrender everything that no longer serves you. Let all the heaviness in your heart come to the surface so you can heal. Open your spirit for rebirth. Let go of the thoughts that don’t make you strong. Pray to your God … Continue reading »


Beginning today–let go of fear, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what is ahead. Close your eyes to the old and open your heart to the new. Start where you are. Some of the best beginnings are born from the broken times in our lives. Pray for peace in the storm. “Do not … Continue reading »


We often find ourselves in a space of who we once were and who we will become. It is necessary to shed old ways and beliefs that no longer serve us. Within us is the power to rise above struggle. Sometimes God will give us this space of transition to develop a spirit of transformation. … Continue reading »


  No matter what difficulties you are facing today, if you can imagine something better for yourself, you can create it. I recently read a quote, “Close your eyes and imagine the best possible version of yourself. That’s who you really are. Let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.” Imagine wonderful … Continue reading »