Entries by Jade Lee

In Light of Recent Shootings How do we Heal?

My Condolences to the Loved Ones of our Recent Losses This article is written in light of recent shootings including the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton B. Sterling, and of deeply cared for Dallas police officers, Lorne Ahrens, Michael Smith, Michael Krol, Patrick Zamarripa, and Brent Thompson- who have been assigned to serve local American communities.  All […]

How to Study the Bible

One of my favorite activities is prayer and studying the Bible, but this took about 13 years to develop and cultivate! I want to share with you some of the joys I have found and the secret to keeping your relationship with GOD thriving, even in the mundane. For many I have talked to prayer […]

A Quick Self Esteem Boost

By Paige Smith   According to Real Girls, Real Pressure: National Report on the State of Self-Esteem, Dove Self-Esteem Fund, 7 in 10 girls believe they are not good enough or do not measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with family and friends. According to this study, 70% […]

Healing a Hardened Heart

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. It is very hard to honor our fathers, God, or anyone else when our hearts have been hardened.  But if you are reading this, allow […]

Saying Yes to God’s Forgiveness

By Paige Smith It can be so difficult at times to shake off the heavy weight of condemnation and guilt after we’ve done something wrong. Have you ever found yourself like the little child hiding from their parent after eating the forbidden cookies knowing there’s no way to cover up what they’ve done? But imagine […]

A Father Who Is Always There for You

Father…when you hear that word what do you think, what image comes to mind?  Perhaps you instantly see a heroic figure, a strong loving protective man, or a kind, gentle compassionate presence.  Others of us may see nothing but an empty, loss presence.  Nothing is there but space and neglect. Oftentimes the image we see […]

Why Black Women are Silently Suffering with Depression

By Paige Smith Depression has become the silent assassin on the black community. Like any mental or physical illness, depression doesn’t discriminate against anyone. Yet in the black community depression has long been stigmatized as a condition African Americans, in particular African American women, don’t deal with. Terrie M. Williams, author of Black Pain: It […]