About the Bloggers

My name is Jamera.  I was born and raised in New Jersey into a single parent household and I am one of six girls.  I am a recent college graduate and currently attending law school.  My dreams include being a judge one day, and doing what I love which is volunteering my time to serve my community.  I have been in church for as long as I can remember, and have built some of my longest friendships there.  Although raised in the church, I have had my moments of straying from what I was taught, what I have seen, and simply doing what I have wanted to do.  At the tender age of twenty-three and many disappointments from the world later, I have now realized how important God is in my life, how much he loves me unconditionally, and how much he is there when no one else is.  Everyday I struggle with being who “Jamera” wants to be and who “God” has called me to be.  I am done with my useless back and forth battle with God and I have surrendered all of me for the purposes of HIS glory.  I want to learn how to love like I’ve never been hurt, forgive like I’ve never been betrayed, and to live unafraid of death…through HIM all of this is possible.  I am searching for vision and purpose in my life and I’m looking forward to what God has in store for all of us.

Favorite Scriptures Include: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalms 119:105 & “Delight yourself also in the LORD; and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4

My name is Christian. I am twenty-five years old and presently working as a Security Supervisor in Central Jersey. Aspiring to join the Physical Therapy field.  A faithful member of New Destiny Family Worship Center for my whole life. Reared in the church yet, I consider myself only a disciple of Jesus or Christian for three years. I purposefully chose the word disciple as it scares people, but a disciple in bible is what God calls those that believe in him and continue in his word. I wavered between the lifestyle of a child of God through college and left after my failures. Through that disappointment God intervened in my life revealing himself to me bringing me out of depression, loneliness and other hurts. Also, he has revealed to me the prophetic gift in me and I'm doing my best now to be a servant to him. God has changed my life.

Favorite Scripture: "Cast thy burden upon the Lord and he he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved." Psalms 55:22.

My name is Hannah. I was born and raised in central New Jersey and I am twenty-three years old. I am a recent college graduate, and currently thanking God for my job!! I love Jesus, chocolate, sunny days, and laughing hysterically until I am almost in tears. I enjoy watching classic black and white movies, learning about different cultures, hanging with my family and friends, creating arts and crafts, and listening to music…anything really, as long as it sounds good. I hope to develop a stronger relationship with my Lord, and to see him move in my life in ways unimaginable. Simply, I just want more of Jesus Christ.

Favorite Scripture: “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.Galations 2:20.

My name is Ron, I was born and raised in NY and I am the youngest of 4 boys.  My interests include sports, food, traveling/adventures, music, animated movies (Lion King, Shrek, MegaMind etc) amongst other things. Although my mother has always been a devout Christian, I did not have much of a relationship with God.  Through all my years of doing my own thing, being stubborn and hard headed, God has continued to protect me and bless me beyond measure. As an all-state high school football player I received several full athletic scholarships to D1 schools and graduated from Rutgers University. I'm currently living my dream being a professional football player.  I began attending New Destiny Family Worship Center a couple years ago where I truly began to realize the love mercy and grace of the Lord. All my achievements and accomplishments would not have been possible if it weren't for Christ Jesus and a lot of the disappointment, hurts and mistakes could have been avoided had I truly known him and trusted in his ways. I am a work in progress striving to become a better servant of the Lord, hoping to continually grow stronger in the Lord and do his will.

Favorite Scripture: “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may prove what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”  Romans 12:2

My name is Brittney.  I was born in Washington D.C. and raised in New Jersey. I am an only child raised by my beautiful mother. I have attended church my entire life, however, I have not always been fully committed.  During my stubborn teenage years into college I began to war against the only lifestyle that I had known. Being a complete control freak at the time I wanted to be in TOTAL control of my life, but I would soon learn that I could only mess my life up. After experiencing numerous hardships I gave the control back over to God. Through the power of his love I was able to realize who I am in Christ, how to forgive, and how to depend on him. I now lead my church's girls club helping young girls become empowered, motivated, and saved. I  look forward with great expectation for the miracles of God. I hope to learn, grow, inspire, and continue to be inspired by those around me.

Favorite Scripture: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." Jeremiah 29:11

My name is Steven Gable and I have lived in New Jersey all of my life. I am in last year of college at Rider University.  After graduation, I am trying to be a High School math teacher.  My major is Secondary Education and Mathematics. I love to sing and serve others.  I have been attending New Destiny Family Worship Center all of my life and have served in different ministries for about 5 years.  I received the Holy Ghost when I was 6 years old, but I have not been on fire completely for all of that time.  In the past two years, my faith has grown strong.  I believe that God has called me to serve and help out with the youth.  Right now I am working on my relationship on a daily basis and making sure that I continue to stay obedient to Christ, so that He can have His way.

Favorite Scriptures: “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?  When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.  Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.  One thing have I desired of the Lord, that I will seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.” Psalm 27:1-5

My name is Jael and I am twenty-two years old. I attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ and recently graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science. By the grace of God, I received an offer for my dream job not long after graduating. I have attended church all of my life and have been singing and volunteering at my church for years, but I also have constantly wavered in my faith. Not until graduating from college did I fully realize how much God means to me. One day while writing thank you cards after graduation, I became overwhelmed with gratitude and I just began to thank God. I realized that I am so blessed in every aspect of my life, and that God has been ordering my steps all along, through every struggle and every triumph. Now, I have a mind to serve Him. I decided that I NEED to acknowledge God and try repay him for all he has done for me, even though I know that I can never do so fully. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a writer for this blog. I hope that this will help me draw closer to God and positively affect the lives of others!
Favorite Scripture: Mark 11: 22-24 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”