That’s right. This week, I am visiting Lincoln University, the oldest and first historically black college/university. They have invited me to serve as Author In Residence. I spoke at the convocation yesterday and am leading the women’s conference they renamed for my book!!! (Crazy, right?) “The Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt High HEALS Conference.” It is amazing the way your gifts can make room for you.
Anyway, I cannot WAIT to tell you all the wonderful things I’ve experienced at Lincoln this week soon… But I owe you something: I hope you have had a chance to check out some of the devotional resources I shared with you a few weeks ago. Here is Part Two:
6. ForGIVEness: 21 Days to Forgive Everyone for Everything by Iyanla Vanzant.
Lord knows a lot of us could use this! If you are holding on to some grudge or anger about something and want to know how to release it, please check this one out. There is some healing hidden in those pages for you!
7. Destiny Daily Readings: 365 Inspirations for Your Life’s Journey by T.D. Jakes
The concept behind this devotional is so awesome. In the book of Matthew, when Jesus’ lineage is listed, 5 women are named as ancestors of Jesus: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba (in the text her hame is not called but she is mentioned as “wife of Uriah”), and Mary. T.D. Jakes’ new book and devotional explores how these women all went after their own destiny. This one is good for a year-long devotion as it provides 365 entries!
8. Not Alone: Reflections On Faith And Depression by Dr. Monica A. Coleman
“The author, (my former professor!) speaks from the heart as minister, woman, friend, professional, and person who lives with depression. This 40-day devotional offers a tool that guides the reader back to faith through personal exploration and experiences of strength, hope, love and spirit.” I love the idea of this resource and recommend it often. It’s even listed as a resource in my book. There truly are tons of people struggling with depression, including people of faith.
9. Follow Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis on Periscope!!! (The Periscope Pastor!)
This resource is a bit different. It’s not a book you can buy. However, I strongly encourage you to follow Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis on Periscope. (Click here). Periscope is a wonderful new social media platform that allows people to share live broadcasts for free (Download the app on your phone for free). Dr. Thema Bryant-Davis does a Periscope broadcast almost everyday and they are so uplifting, so empowering, and so inspiring. I am OBSESSED. As a liscensed psychologist, minister, dancer, and poet, Dr. Davis-Bryant engages scripture creatively to empower everyday people going through tough times. Get on periscope NOW and follow her. You will be richly blessed by the “Periscope Pastor!” Trust me.
10. Nooma by Rob Bell.
Listen. There is no video series more amazing that Nooma. Period. Minister Rob Bell takes the most simple concepts and shares a brief message (7-15 mins) in the form of a short film. I cannot explain how this series has blessed me and informed my work. This is another nice option if you prefer not to read. There is a total of 24 films that cover a range of topics from romantic love to prayer to worship to purpose to anger. They are al designed to make you reflect more deeply on who God is and and to get to know God better. I love NOOMA. They are available here for rent or purchase by electronic download individually or as a bundle. Or you can order the DVDs. Check their site out regularly or join their mailing list, because they often run sales on their bundle!
I hope you find these resources helpful! I surely have. Jump in and enjoy! Tell me what you think!
One more thing! So EXCITED that MY PODCAST WILL LAUNCH NEXT WEEK on October 29th, 2015!!! Stay tuned! If you are not subscribed to my email list yet, then please do so now! (Scroll over to the right and add your name and email in the subscription form! You don’t want to miss this!