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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

If you’re a holiday procrastinator like me, you’re trying to finish up your holiday planning and stay on budget. Thankfully, our Replenish Panelist Alaya Linton has not one, not two, but 250 frugal gift ideas for EVERYONE on your list! She also has 51 tips to have a frugal Christmas without going broke for some money saving tips to stay focused on the reason for the season: celebrating Emmanuel, God with us.Screen Shot 2017-12-20 at 6.53.37 AM.png I know it’s been a while since you’ve heard from us, but we couldn’t let this season pass without sharing what is going on with some of the ladies that participated in our 2017 conference!

SheanaSheana Elliott, one of our guest psalmists is having live recording Friday December 29th at New Vision International Ministries, 130 Gregory Street at 4:25pm! Join us! If you can’t come, purchase her new singles “With All I Have” and “Best Me”.

Living Well and Living Well Loved

Congratulations to La’Shay, one of our panelists from Replenish 2017, who has written a book, Living Well and Living Well Loved!   You can support her and purchase a copy here!

Mission Puerto Rico

One of our vendors, the founder of Purity and Peace went on a Mission to PR with her church Cornerstone Christian Center their labor in this recap video here.

Speaking of video, the woman who brought us the amazing Replenish videos is launching her video, photography and social media company. You can check out her awesome work hereI love to create content

I love celebrating awesome Kingdom women! If you have something that you’re doing that you want to share with Replenish ladies, email

I pray you have a joyful and peaceful Christmas that inspires you with new hope of Christ’s birth and the promise of salvation it represents. We needed a savior and Christ has come to answer that need. First, humbly as a child, and will come again in triumph and victory. When the company is awkward, or we spent more than we planned, or we’re missing our loved one, be reminded that the reason for the season is that Savior, that Hope. Hold fast to his presence, as you prepare presents, and remember the real gift is Him.

From all of us at Replenish,




The Best is Yet to Come

In January, many people set their New Year’s resolutions, planning for a new year. Instead of just encouraging you to make resolutions, we want to encourage you to be resolute. In this sermon by Pastor Dexter Upshaw, he breaks down the origins of New Year’s resolutions and why they statistically don’t work (our sin nature being the main reason).

Sooo, you’re saying don’t make goals? Since I’ll probably fail, I should just give up now? I should not plan and just see what happens?

No! A thousand times no!

I AM saying make up your mind that last year was last year, and be diligently focused on the year to come in your heart and mind according to the leading of the Holy Spirit, who leads you to all truth (John 16:13) and understanding of which things REALLY need your focus.  Continue reading “The Best is Yet to Come”


What are you waiting for?

I took a test called the Hartman Value Profile, and it reported that I was off the charts for optimism. This optimism often translates into an almost mania like state where I begin adding 100 new things to the list of things that I’m going to do to save the world.

Reality check: It’s not my job to save the world. There, I said it. In fact, it’s not anyone on earth’s job. Jesus did that, so what is my lane? It’s my job to do what He says do. Simple obedience, rather than scattered efforts at plotting and planning, that can give me a planner-2unhealthy schedule, unfocused brain, and may not actually help anyone.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to plan. We’re encouraged through God’s Word to plan (Proverbs 21:5) and Jesus speaks of counting the costs (Luke 14:28-32) of whatever you are going to do, including following Him, as common sense. 

HOWEVER, the leading of the Holy Spirit, that guides us to truth and understanding doesn’t always follow what we think is logical, or what we have planned for ourselves. In the same passage where Jesus talks about the common sense of planning to build a tower, or to go to war, Jesus is asking the disciples to forsake all they have. I don’t know about you, but giving up all I have, all I’ve worked for and has been given to me– that would not be my logical plan A. This is how most of us would probably look at Jesus if He asked you to literally give up everything to follow Him:


Still, He IS calling us to follow Him, to do what He asks, in simple obedience. We may not have to sell every material possession and completely abandon every relationship, but we do have to surrender each of those things that we thought were ours, to Him. That way, when we work, in all labor there truly is profit, because we work not for ourselves, but as unto the Lord.

Jesus paints a picture of this principle in the parable of the talents in Matthew 25:14-30. A man entrusted his servants with a different number of talents, according to their ability. The measure of whether they met the approval of the master when he returned was whether or not they multiplied what they were given. The talents were not theirs, but the master’s. They were just stewards of them.

Often times we sit on our gifts from the Lord out of fear of what will happen to us or it if we take a risk. I imagine the one who hid his talent had a lot of time to talk about whmultiply-giftsat he could do with it, talk about the talents of others and what they were doing, but didn’t actually take the time to focus on what God had given her to multiply what was in her hands already.

Talking about how we will one day do this and that is idle chatter that won’t get us a paycheck or  earn us credit in God’s Kingdom. What are we waiting for?

Lord, help us to stop talking about it and be about it. Help us to do more doing than talking, so that we may profit, but most of all so that we may honor you with all we have. In Jesus’ name! Amen.


Dianna Hobbs

We love to celebrate amazing women doing amazing things, and Dianna Hobbs is no exception! This blogger, author, psalmist, philanthropist, evangelist, speaker, trainer and mother of 4 home schooled children is truly walking in the good works God has prepared for her to do (Ephesians 2:10)!

A sexual assault survivor turned advocate, Dianna ministers to women who have lived through similar horrors. She is also an inspiration to those striving to honor God through abstinence because of her testimony of remaining a virgin until marriage.

We discovered her through her online magazine Empowering Everyday Women, a great resource encourages women by highlighting inspirational stories of  faith.

Go Dianna! We celebrate your work, your ministry and who God made you to be.

Devotional, Home, Seeking God


This post is a re-post from 11.25.16

Happy Thanksgiving!

Some folks may not be feeling very thankful this Thanksgiving. Whether you’ve lost a loved one, feel like you aren’t where you’d like to be, or are discouraged by politics, it can be easy to focus on the things going wrong.

Consider this: the God of all wisdom, the Creator and Master of the universe, chose for you to  be alive, right now, with your unique circumstances, challenges and gifts. He has kept you alive for a reason, for a purpose. He can use even the hurtful things, the “this doesn’t make any sense” things and turn it for your good.

He wants to take your test, and make it a testimony! I dare you to take the things that you are not thankful for and use them to encourage someone else. I promise, they will be thankful.

Think about all the things you DO have to be thankful for! Need help?

  1. If you are reading this, you have eyes that can see, or a device that can help you read
  2. If you are reading this, you have the ability to read
  3. You are breathing
  4. God loves you
  5. God gave you a new day, with new mercies
  6. You have a new opportunity to do today, what you haven’t done beforethankful-2

No matter what mood you are in, take the time to count your blessings today. You won’t regret it!

 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8 #Thankfulness