Author Archives: CJ Rapp

How You Can Have a Positive Attitude: Warrior vs. Whiner

This past week I heard one of my favorite teachers, declare “Don’t be a whiner be a warrior!” I paused in my tracks and began thinking back over the past few days. Like everyone else, I’ve encountered a few challenges in life; health, children, finances. At times these situations have felt well… challenging, especially those […]

The Inspirational Name

I’ve been thinking lately about the power of what we say. Names are important. Words matter. What we call others or say to them has more impact than we can truly imagine. What got me thinking? Football. My youngest is now a JV football player. I know I don’t look old enough to have a […]

Encourage Breakthrough NOT Breakdown

The Real Reason Secrets Make You Sick

We’ve all heard someone say a secret makes you sick, or your only as sick as your secrets. Our paparazzi culture loves the power of the exposé. Photographers lurk in the bushes and chase people in their cars in an effort to get the scoop or the dirt so they can broadcast on TMZ. Then […]

Sensitive Species – Loving Stressed Out and Anxious People

Ministry is loving people in transition… and for most change is uncomfortable. Because change involves shifting from the known to the unknown change can cause people to feel anxious or stressed out. I find this to be especially true in women. Why? Perhaps because we need to feel secure and safe. For many women the anxiety they feel from changing circumstances causes them shift […]

Defeating Discouragement

Hello Friends! I’m excited to share with you my article in Solutions Magazine – Defeating Discouragement. CJ’s Article in Solutions Magazine I would love to hear from you. Let’s get the conversation going. Do you suffer from discouragement? How do you overcome it?

Chic Chat – Outside In vs. Inside Out

Hi Beautifuls! Today I’m thinking about the inner beauty God gives each of us. While you may not see it in yourself others can see the investment of time you make in the presence of the Lord. Why? Because his spirit changes your countenance. I like to tell people, we reflect what we give our […]

I AM Says, “You are family.”

The holidays are a time for family, friends, and festivities. But for many this time of year stirs feelings of loss and frustration; even depression. The pain of broken relationships, lost love, and regret hangs heavy in the air. But… you must know that this was not God’s intention. It was never his desire for […]

I AM Says, “You are significant, beautiful, and valuable at every age.”

Hello Beautiful! A few days ago I was on the phone interviewing a woman for some work I need done. Her heart and passion for her work inspired me, so I decided to hire her. Somehow during the course of our conversation our ages came up. Soon the tone of my new friend’s voice changed […]

Good Morning Beautiful Seaside Women!

Welcome to the I AM Says, “You Are…” study! I had such a great time with all of you last night at the kick off meeting. Your authenticity was inspiring, and your genuine love for one another was very touching. I am excited to see what God does over the next few weeks. I would […]