Inspiration For Your Ears & Soul: From Singer Lauren Diagle to Healing and Faith  

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Artwork by Ainsley Jordan via at Our Words Collaborative
Artwork by Ainsley Jordan via at Our Words Collaborative
I took some time off from blogging. My mind and body needed the rest. And quite honestly, I wrestle with mild depression every now and then. But I am back, determined to rise above the obstacles. Of course inspiration from around the web never stops.

Thrilled to share some of it with you today:

I recently started writing with an awesome team of writers over at Our Words Collaborative, where we share daily devotionals rooted in our faith journey. So many beautiful words of love and light. You can catch up on all past writings here.

Lauren Diagle’s powerful reminder to trust God, no matter what the situation looks like. And her beautiful song on surrendering our hearts to Him.

I have prayed for God to send me a sign of needed healing and deliverance, and I asked for deer. I now see them everywhere. (“He maketh my feet like hinds’ feet, and setteth me upon my high places.” Psalm 18:33) Recently I googled the meaning and stumbled across this lovely blog post.

My good friend Nellie over at Adalmar Life (and our new contributing-writer-at-large), recommended this deeply personal and profound book, Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She Is Both Too Much and Never Enough. I cannot put it down. Such depth and beauty…

Becky Dvorak is a powerful healer and teacher of God’s word. Her e-newsletters always lift my spirits. This piece speaks about renewing our mindsets to receive healing.

Bishop T.D. Jakes on dealing with pressure , and seeking authenticity over allure of images.

Lessons one Mama entrepreneur learned from her 13-year-old son.

Inspiration for Your Ears & Soul: From Global Music to Sustainable Shopping & Mompreneurs 

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Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Lianne La Havas performs at the North Sea Jazz Festival

 

The language of music is universal. Don’t you love that?

I spent lots of time listening to artists on NPR Tiny Desk series. One of my new favorites is Lianne La Havas! I get chills listening to her.

I also discovered Concha Buika from this amazing NPR Music Tiny Desk concert. She sings with such intensity and passion! Christine Salem is another new find; listen to her spirited performance here.

Esperanza Spalding is back with a unique sound and style. Loving her flow. Check out this performance at the White House of the jazz classic, “Sunny Side of the Street.”

What if we could purchase sustainable products? It’s a reality over at Buy Me Once where they are saying no to our throw-away culture.

Successful Mompreneur Lakesha Cole on creating a thriving online business in spite of challenges.

You can find lots of awesome content on The Trailblazers Podcast which highlights prominent entrepreneurs of color.

Productivity tips from Mompreneurs.

Ernestine Johnson’s empowering poetic remix of Beyonce’s Formation.

Inspiration For Your Ears & Soul: From Purposeful Prayer to Courageous Women and Soulful Music 

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Emelda De Coteau

Mother, wife, sister, friend, writer / blogger / creative organizer, budding photographer... These are just a few of the many hats I juggle each day. I believe creativity is oxygen for the soul. I created Live In Color blog to celebrate the beauty in every moment, from faith to inspiration and motherhood.And it is soon becoming Pray with Our Feet blog which will focus on the intersection of faith and activism. Follow the inspiration on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/praywithourfeetblog/
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Photo Credit: Samantha Sophia

 

Reflection is so critical for our growth. I spent quite a bit of time listening and reading content which nourished my soul.

Here’s this week’s list:

Spoken word artist Prince EA on living in the now.

16 Courageous Women (from around the world) Stand Up to Violence in their communities.

Gregory Porter’s new soulful song, “Holding On” from forthcoming album, Take Me to the Alley.

Overcome fear with faith. This empowering post from (in) courage me blog is transformative.

Priscilla Sheer’s moving book, Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan for Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer is my latest good read.

How did I only now just discover the fabulous Christian artist Beckah Shae? Her upbeat song “Be Alright” will have you singing every problem away and proclaiming victory through faith!

Mary J. Blige’s encouraging song “Doubt” is the anthem for every woman someone dismissed. These lines give me life: “They said I’d never be a leader, never be a Queen… Now you are looking at a leader, now you are looking at a Queen.

Enjoy your weekend, lovelies!