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Nicki Black 08/27/2018
August 27, 2018: And just like that, the skies opened up and an isolated storm began to dump torrential rain over a small area, which included our house. The sun was shining before, during, and after the downpour. God was. God is. God always will be. more . . .
Nicki Black 08/13/2018
August 13, 2018, Nicki Black. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. We had a challenging last week, with three sudden and significant losses. Two of these losses have made me even more aware of the amount of unnecessary things we can collect in life, and how far Go more . . .
Nicki Black 08/01/2018
Most of you don’t know my past. You don’t know all the labels and hashtags I could wear because of my past. You don’t see me defined by labels, articulated by labels, motivated by labels, or subject to labels. Sure, I can define them, and I can articulate them. But my experiences only motivate me to inspire others up and out of those labels, not keep others imprisoned by them. more . . .
Nicki Black 07/16/2018
July 16, 2018: (I originally wrote this for a devotional message I gave to a group on March 7, 2017.) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Our daughter didn’t receive her driver's license until she was 18. Neither her, nor us, were in any hurry, but we were very int more . . .
Nicki Black 07/11/2018
July 11, 2018, Nicki Black. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. God's creative flow to His Kingdom artisans is unique, beautiful, and specific. He inspires a wide and diverse canvas for His Bride that is as individual and one of a kind as our thumbprint and DNA. more . . .
Nicki Black 06/21/2018
June 22, 2018: I wanted to pass along some things I've learned over the last decade of scribing worship through painting and sketching in a public setting. I've painted in a variety of venues. My husband and I served at a large more . . .
Nicki Black 11/10/2016
November 10, 2016: Time is short, for we know not the day nor hour. But we have the power to overcome and be the revival now. We don't need to wait. Matthew 24:36 (AMP) “But of that [exact] day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, no more . . .
Nicki Black 08/02/2016
August 2, 2016: I originally spoke this word on June 18, 2013. I know it's not been easy. There have probably been more days than not where you haven't made a dent and nobody has heard a word or idea you've said, despite you doing everything right, d more . . .
Nicki Black 07/27/2016
July 27, 2016: Malice only makes the point that one lacks the wisdom to speak with respect and compassion, regardless of disagreement. This isn't a game. If we are going to release the truth and light in the nations, even in our own backyards, we nee more . . .
Nicki Black 07/15/2016
July 15, 2016: No matter how we weigh the reason and source of the chaos invoking fear and violence around the globe, we are all affected. No person and no generation is immune to the consequences of releasing, receiving, or being indifferent to ligh more . . .
Nicki Black 05/30/2016
May 31, 2016: I write this on the heels of ministering to a Mom whose daughter is rejecting piano lessons, though the Mom says she has a real gifting for the instrument. The Mom called her daughter's refusal a heart issue. Because the Mom asked for i more . . .
Nicki Black 01/02/2016
January 1, 2016: I think as compassionate and relational people, we can make the honest mistake of gravitating and assigning ourselves or our loved ones to groups and labels not because it's an ordained and true connection, but because of the deeper more . . .
Nicki Black 12/17/2015
December 17, 2015: Lives hang in this balance. It is not a delicate balance, for the scales have weight. Emphasis: These scales have weight. We can no longer shelter nor compartmentalize our wisdom, knowledge, nor actions from the reality that until more . . .
Nicki Black 06/06/2015
June 6, 2015: Said in love. Necessary in this timing. With purpose. My art. My song. My words. It is personal. If it wasn't, then why would I bother at all? If I wasn't personal, anything I do would not be my authentic extension and I wouldn't be doi more . . .
Nicki Black 01/23/2015
January 23, 2015: A picture says a thousands words. Indeed. Indeed it does. I came across an amazing online portfolio with thousands of absolutely breathtaking pictures, authored by a very well known and seasoned photographer who publishes his work, more . . .
December 30, 2014: Unintentional friendly fire stings, but it can also build a healthy perspective in those who realize that the preferences of humanity are as vast and specific as humanity itself. To all we are not chosen, but to Him we are called a more . . .
November 15, 2013: "Continue to prepare", He said, as I quietly began to clean up the art room this morning. It's been a few weeks since I've worked on any of my unfinished pieces. It's not an overwhelming number of things, but enough that I need to more . . .
October 12, 2013: There is a reason why things have not worked out as you planned. There is a reason why doors have shut, and friends and some family have suddenly turned their backs on you. There is a reason why you are not sleeping. There is a reas more . . .
September 25, 2013: Note that I am not speaking to the covenant of marriage in my thoughts below. Are all relationships ordained to last forever? I don't believe so. God brings people in and out of our lives in His perfect timing for a host of reason more . . .
Nicki Black 06/21/2013
June 20, 2013: Stand watch, fiercely guarding your associations. Just because you see a relic of God hanging as decoration, God in the heart is not a given. Verify, verify, verify. "For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great more . . .
January 1, 2013: 2013 is bringing in not only a boldness in His Remnant, but also a blazing fire that will not be quenched with our trite sacrifices and superficial surrenders. The climate of Man does not change with coddling. It changes when the rai more . . .
December 22, 2012: Life's stop signs are divine opportunities for us to catch our breath and regroup, and also see what is coming toward us on the road at our forefront and flank. Stop signs are always found where there is a crossroads or intersectio more . . .
Nicki Black 12/10/2012
December 10, 2012, Nicki Black. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. In light of the holidays and many burning their cranberry candles at both ends, I felt a pull to share some of my heart with you about finding rest in this season of fullness. I'll try to keep th more . . .
November 14, 2012: Friends, I have not posted about politics here previously, but I felt led to make political mention today. Thank you for your understanding. Also, thank you for taking the time to read this, if you are. I read all of your comments more . . .
November 13, 2012: About a year ago the Holy Spirit took me up into another realm in a prophetic dream, high into the heavenlies overlooking a breathtaking city. It seemed timeless; ancient and yet brand new and current, in gleaming white. Lined on b more . . .
November 12, 2012: I'll never forget the scathing reprimand I received from a past worship leader many years ago, who said I was a terrible example of a worshiper because I was not jumping all over, raising my hands, and "looking" like I was totally more . . .
November 2, 2012: I had an interesting dream last night that I believe was from the Lord. It confirms a lot of things I've been seeing and sensing, and I know others are, too. This is not a post to complain or condemn, but to encourage and speak life more . . .
October 15, 2012: It's been a quiet, digging in sort of season with me. I'm still in it. I don't know when it's going to end. A lot is being planted, but a lot has also been pulled up before it has bloomed. I wanted to share my heart, and what I am h more . . .
August 30, 2012: There is a calculated difference between being stretched by the Lord's will, and being stretched by man's will. Pushing a square peg into a round hole wasn't His intention for your life. You likely recognize in your core, whether ent more . . .
August 20, 2012: This the second dream I feel pressed to share that I mentioned in my last post from today. Beloved! This dream isn't about me. It's a warning to the territorial and crafting Bride. Watch out, Beloved. Bear witness wisely, for the Chr more . . .