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About Karolyne

How To be A Light on Your College Campus

For many college students, school starts this week! Being a college student myself, I know the pressures that teens and young adults face on college campuses. There’s sex, partying, drinking, plus there’s all those talking heads who despise God and try to spread their hatred and tear down other peoples’ faith. Today I am challenging you to be a light! Here are a few tips on what you can do to make a difference on your college campus and shine for Christ. I have tried all these methods, they are practically apart of my lifestyle… so if I can do it, you can do it too! 1. Share the gospel or your testimony every opportunity you get! I share my testimony ALL the time! When we do ice breakers on the first day of school and we play that 2 truths and a lie game… I’ll make my two truths something like: I’m married and I have my own business. Then my lie will be something like: I’m an atheist. People will be like “Wow you’re married” and after class, I can personally share my testimony with some of them about how I waited until my wedding day to have

Fashion is DEAD.

In America we have an individualistic society. It’s a society that says that we should pursue our own dreams, make a name for ourselves, and compete for our own success. In places like China it’s different. In collectivist societies people see themselves more as groups, rather than separate individuals and work together towards common goals for the betterment of the group as a whole. Now I am not saying that individualistic societies are bad and collectivist societies are better or vice versa. Still, I do want to explore the implementation that living in a individualistic society can have on a person’s mindset as opposed to living in a collectivist one. Let’s talk about fashion. Fashion is something that is widely glorified in individualistic societies more than it is in other places. The idea of celebrities and fame is as well. How many celebrities do you know? Think about it. Most likely at least one, if not most of the celebrities that came to mind are from the American entertainment industry… am I right? I mean when I went to France as a young child, and I played with the kids I met in the neighborhood, they were astounded to find

Why My Husband is Not My Daddy

Within the first week of marriage, I called my husband “Daddy”. At that very instant, it felt like someone had reached past my belly button, and pulled onto a string connected to the deepest part of me. It felt like blasphemy, but something in my mind convinced me that for some reason, I deserved to call him this. I could tell my husband was in slight shock. Two contrasting emotions welled up within me… part of me, at that moment, was reminded of the omniscient Being, Almighty God, who had proven Himself to be my Daddy throughout my life… the other part of me wanted to forget that this name was reserved for Him, and dwell in the flesh, in the tangible. I never had an intimate relationship with my natural father. I came into marriage with subconscious desires, to make up for my past. Weeks passed and I continued calling my husband “Daddy,” when I wanted to feel loved and childlike. When my husband called me baby, I took it in so many different ways. I took it romantically, but it also took me to another place that I had never gotten to experience as a little child.  The pitch

A Command to All demons and a Prayer for All Believers!

WARNINGS!!! PRAY FIRST. BEFORE PRAYING, MAKE SURE THAT YOU DON’T HAVE ANY SEED OF UNFORGIVENESS OR ROOT OF BITTERNESS IN YOUR HEART. Prayer: Father in Heaven, I thank you for this day. I thank you for Your love, grace, mercy, and protection. I thank You for Your truth, and that I don’t have to live in fear of what the enemy has planned against me. Daddy, I thank you that Your thoughts towards me are awesome and pure. Heavenly Father, I thank you for having plans to prosper and not not to harm me, but plans to give me hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). You are so good God! Daddy, this day, please forgive me for any sin I may have committed, for I have forgiven all those who’ve trespassed against me. Remove from me anything that is not like You and please give me my daily bread in place of it. I am so grateful for my portion. Thank you for Your everlasting and unconditional love. Please give me your grace Daddy. I plead the blood of Jesus over myself from the crown of my head to the soles of my feet. I thank you Lord that no weapon formed against

The Difference Between Coveting and Admiring!

Lately, I’ve realized that coveting has become one of the most prevalent struggles that many of us deal with today. We spend hours and hours upon social media, looking into the lives of others, reading blogs, and staying “connected” even though we never really know what others are REALLY going through.  I’ve dealt with this area myself, and God had to show me my own heart concerning this issue. The bible clearly speaks about coveting as a sin. It even says in Ephesians 5:5, “For this you know, that no fornicator, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.” Many times when we look down upon sin, or focus on the fornicator, the murderer, the alcoholic, etc. But in God’s word, things such as coveting and idolatry, the matters of the heart, are just as evil as sins committed in the natural. I mean Jesus even says, “But I say unto you, that whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28) When I was single, I admired people. People who lived boldly for God, women who respected

How to Trust God When It Doesn’t Look Like God

We trust God when it looks like things are working out. We trust God when we can see what He’s doing. What happens when things aren’t working out? What happens when we can’t see what God is doing and we’re searching for answers and can’t seem to find any? Do we stop trusting God? No honestly. These are some serious questions. Many of us may be quick to say, “yes I trust the Lord at all times!” But when push comes to shove, we’re the first ones running to God saying, “Where are you God!? What are you doing?” I understand how it feels to be in this place. It’s a natural part of human nature to be fearful at times. The truth is, sometimes your life situation won’t look like God, and many times, they aren’t God but that does not mean that God can’t use those situations, and turn them into something better for His glory. What do I mean? You may be in an unhealthy relationship and it looks like hell. Your life may be falling apart, and it doesn’t seem like God has your back. You may have thought you lost everything. Loved ones may be dying

You’re Too Busy: Closed Doors Not Opening – Part 2

So, many doors have been opening up in my life recently. I’ve been invited to speak about my book and I’ve been getting more clients for my business, but I can’t help but realize that these opportunities came forth simultaneously as I let others go. Before getting to this point, I would question God’s timing. Lord, “Is this really your plan?”, “Lord, why is this not happening?”, “Lord,” “Lord,” “Lord!” Come to find out, I was prolonging these opportunities from coming about. How so? I was too busy for God to open up these new doors for me. I had a million and one doors opened already, and two out of three of them were opened by me. I forced my way into doing things because I couldn’t be still and know that He is God. I couldn’t be patient and just focus on cultivating what He has given me already. I was growing weary, carrying a larger portion than was meant for me to carry, just so that people can look at my portion and see that it was big! Can I be real with you? I just had too much going on, a lot of things, plans, and