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Amena Brown is an author, spoken word poet, speaker and event host. http://traffic.libsyn.com/labchatswithkristapettiford/abo_final.mp3 Amena performs and speaks at events from coffeehouses to arenas with a mix of poetry, humor, and storytelling. She and her husband Matt reside in Atlanta, Georgia. In her new book, How to Fix a Broken Record: Thoughts on Vinyl Records, Awkward Relationships, … [Read more...] about L.A.B. Chat #20 Interview with Amena Brown Owen – How To Fix a Broken Record
Hey Beloved, I hope you're having a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving! I usually cook a traditional soul food Thanksgiving dinner but this year I'm trying something new. I'm straying completely away from my norm and I don't know how my boys are going to like it. I'm making an almost vegan meal and that means no turkey! What? say you. Yes, I said, no turkey. I went almost vegan this summer … [Read more...] about Happy Thanksgiving! Why I’m Trying Something New
Happy Thanksgiving Beloved! I’m grateful for each one of you that take the time to read my blog post, support my books, and events, the ministry God has put in me. I want to make sure you all have every opportunity to join me for Called Women’s Conference, so tickets are on sale this Thanksgiving weekend. Save 25% on your conference ticket using the code: givethankssingle PLUS … [Read more...] about How to Make this Thanksgiving Your Best Yet! Plus Called Conference Thanksgiving Sale!
Kim Vinyard is a wife, a mom, and a hard-working strong Christian woman with a beautiful testimony. Kim and I dared to share our me too stories on a Facebook live recording for the podcast. http://traffic.libsyn.com/labchatswithkristapettiford/kimvlive_chat.mp3 Kim's innocence was stolen when she was nine by a child predator who had probably been preyed upon by someone else but through God's … [Read more...] about L.A.B. Chat #18 with Kim Vinyard – Beauty for Ashes, A Me Too Story Filled with Grace and Glory
We all go through different seasons in life, and often the works God calls us to can and do change with our seasons. At times this will mean giving up your dreams and opening your eyes to new things so you can and learning to find the beauty and be content with the season you're in. At other times this will mean taking on more than you feel like you can bear. We need God's grace in … [Read more...] about How to Walk Successfully in Your Calling Through Different Seasons of Life
Acceptance is more than being admitted into a clique or a club. It's being specially chosen in love without pretense and having grace, honor, and abundant favor bestowed upon you by the One who accepts you. Ephesians 1:5-6 says, Having predestined us to adoption as [daughters] by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory … [Read more...] about Why We Crave Acceptance & How God Defines Acceptance in His Plan