Nicholas Richards

We Are Family

“We Are Family,” a song made popular in 1979 by the hit group, Sister Sledge, pays homage to strong family values and the appreciation of close-knit family. This particular song created an air of euphoria and for those of us that sang alongside Sister Sledge – we identified with family through their lyrics. It’s no secret […]

9 Reminders that God Fights for Us

Whether we recognize it or not, this truth daily confronts us, we face an enemy here in this life. It’s more than what we can see before us. It’s more than another person who we think has wronged us. It’s more than our own struggles and weaknesses we deal with, or the negative self-talk we sometimes battle. This […]

Heaven is Not What You Think It Is

Think of it like this: Jesus was a perfect man, right? The only perfect person who has ever walked the earth came from Heaven. He was sent to show us that living a life free of sin is possible, even when circumstances and people around us are imperfect. Since we like to define heaven as […]

How to Develop an Unbreakable Heart

In 2016, I dated more than ever. It was AWFUL. Things have happened to me that I have only seen on TV. Like, where did this horrible men come from all of a sudden? I had asked God not to bring any men across my path unless it was The One. I was chillin’ up […]

Big to Us, Small to Him

It’s probable that there are some places or some objects that you saw when you are a child – maybe a grandparent’s home, a tree you used to climb, your elementary school, maybe even your grade school teacher – that you go back and visit as an adult and think to yourself, “Wow. I used […]

Don’t Let It Bring You Down

Ships are huge, majestic vessels. Judging from how large they are, it’s a wonder they can float and carry people, cars, and even large pieces of military equipment from one side of the world to the other. The way ships work and move through the water is by displacing what is in front of them […]

ROHO Prayer: A Prayer for Our Nation

Father God, in Jesus’ Name, Your Word says that all authority comes from You. Even when things look like they are out of control, or when we don’t agree with our leaders, help me remember that You are always in control. As Samuel wrote in the Book of Proverbs, You hold the hearts of our rulers […]

ROHO Prayer: When You Feel Like Giving Up…

Father God, in Jesus’ Name, I know my times are in Your Hands. Just like Jeremiah, Esther, David, and Jesus, I know You’ve called me for such a time as this. Please help me to remain strong in You, and to be steadfast and patient no matter how tired I become. When I feel like […]

I Didn’t Sign Up For This!

“During the meal, Jesus took and blessed the bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples: ‘Take, eat. This is my body. Taking the cup and thanking God, he gave it to them: Drink this, all of you. This is my blood, God’s new covenant poured out for many people for the forgiveness of […]