A Prayer For When The Road Gets Rough

I wrote out this prayer as a prayer of encouragement for myself during a time when I felt weary. I felt like I couldn’t wait any longer for the promises of God and I just wanted to give up.  Instead of throwing in the towel, I decided to use my sword, which is the word of God to defeat the enemy and his attack on my mind.

It does not matter what you may be going through, maybe you’re waiting for a promise from God and it seems like it’s never going to come, or maybe just everyday life may be getting harder and harder. Where ever you are in life, this prayer is a good prayer of declaration using the word of God to speak over your life and into your spirit. Even if you don’t feel different after saying this prayer, just remember that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God (Rom 10:17). Just reading the word of God to yourself is strengthening your faith whether you feel like it is or not. I pray that this prayer is a blessing to you like it continues to be for me. Continue reading

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Living In The Land Of Guilt

I was listening to Songza one day, a song app much like Pandora except better, when No Condemnation by Anthony Evans came on. The song didn’t really grab my attention initially. I was more so passively listening to it as I was preparing my things to leave from work.  It wasn’t until the voice of a woman delivering a short message came on that this song had my full attention.  She said,

“One of the main ways that the enemy will paralyze, and disable, and disarm the people of God is to put a burden of guilt and shame on them, but the weight of our sin it’s no longer ours to bear. Our savior took it all, he paid the full price on Calvary and the enemy knows that if you ever really grab ahold of that truth, you’ll really be victorious.  And here’s the truth, there is therefore now no condemnation for those of us who are in Christ Jesus.  So be free my friend, be free.” Continue reading

Allow The Holy Ghost To Do His Job

Throughout my walk with Christ I have noticed that one of the issues we have sometimes is wanting to force the image of Christ on to others, or wanting to force them into doing the right thing. I myself have been guilty as charged.

As soon as someone comes to Christ we want to change how they dress, how they carry themselves, and what they do and that is not our place.

Sometimes it’s done with good intentions because we care about the person and want to see them do the right thing. Other times it’s done from a place of religiousness, thinking that unless a person changes on the outside than they’re not changed on the inside. Continue reading

Freedom From What’s Known – Going From Known Bondage to Unknown Freedom

The difference between known bondage and unknown freedom is the difference between being comfortable where you are because it’s familiar and moving forward into unknown territory where there’s freedom. How many times have we as women chosen to stay in something that we really didn’t want to stay in because it was comfortable, or because we knew what we would get instead of moving forward into the unknown where there was freedom? Continue reading

Being Disciplined By God

Do you remember when you were younger and got spankings? Boy do I remember, my mother did not play. I HATED getting spankings and I would always silently say to myself, if that woman (yes she was “that woman” not my mother when I was being disciplined) loved me she would not spank me.

Sounds like something you may have said?

Even if you didn’t get spankings I’m sure you got disciplined by your parents some kind of way and shared the same sentiment. I remember I couldn’t wait until I became an adult so that I could do what I wanted to do and I wouldn’t have to go through being disciplined by my parents anymore.  When I became a Christian I got a rude awakening. Continue reading

5 Great Ways To Study The Bible

Have you ever found the idea of studying the bible to be a bit daunting? Have you ever thought to yourself, I really just don’t have time to do this and I don’t even know where to begin?  If you have then hopefully this blog will give you the jumpstart you may need to get started.  I have racked my brain thinking of all the different ways I have studied the bible over the last couple of years and also used a couple of resources to come up with this list that includes the simplest ways to the more in depth ways to study . Continue reading

My Journey To and With Christ

My name is Tangiere Jones and I was born and raised in Alexandria, VA. I went to T.C. Williams High School (yes, the school from the movie Remember the Titans, woot woot!), I graduated from the illustrious Florida A&M University class of 2012, and I am married to the most awesome, patient, loving man in the world.

When it comes to my personal testimony, my walk with Christ so far has been a very interesting one filled with a lot of laughs and a lot of tears……. Continue reading

Straight Talk For Christian Women

Welcome to my blog, Straight Talk For Christian Women, a blog dedicated to keeping it real while applying the word of God to everyday issues. I came up with the idea for this blog thinking about women who may need to find inspiration and encouragement to do this thing called “life.”

As Christian women there are so many misconceptions out there of what it means to live a Christian lifestyle and I want to tackle that here. I want this to be a place where we can dig into biblical truths uncut and raw especially when it comes to topics that are generally not talked about during a church service.

If you have real problems, we’re going to find real answers.. Continue reading