Episode 39 - Apologizing to Myself

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This episode I share an intimate look into my personal self care journey. I rip off the nice veil of #selfcare and get deep into the ways that i reach back and apologize to myself to help me heal. I talk about the Happier Mind Journal as a tool to help me grow in gratitude and ground me to help me with anxiety and other things I struggle with.

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Episode 38 - Life After the Degree

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You got the degree...now what? This episode, with a little black girl magic, we discuss getting the path to the degree and discovering your purpose along the way. This episode I share some bible verses to help you get through each semester, I interview Danielle Bell, PhD student and founder/lead editor of Mertina Writing Services, and answer some questions you sent in for us to answer!

Bible Verses for This Episode:

Luke 12:6-7 ESV "Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God. Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows."

Proverbs 2:1-5 ESV "My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."

2 Corinthians 9:6 ESV "The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully."

Episode 37 - Don't Give Up!

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You've come too far to give up now, Beloved. This episode we discuss the frustrations that make us feel like giving up, and how seeking God helps us through those frustrations. In the self care section, we ask the big question: How Do You Ask For Help? Finally, I answer a question about why I don't believe in unconditional love.

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Episode 36 - Black Millennial Christians feat. Gerry Fortilus

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Being a millennial has it's challenges; add being a black Christian and it's a whole different story! This episode Nissi interviews Gerry Fortilus, founder of "What We Wear 2 Church" who is a youth ministry leader and black millennial Christian (12:35). We discuss what's unique about this generation of Christians, the challenges we face, and issues in the black church today.

Nissi also answers a question about feeling the need to constantly fix yourself (59:00), and has a special announcement at the end of the episode (1:04:30)!

For more information about the podcast, head over to www.mystrengthandmyshield.com

For more information about the amazing work Gerry Fortilus is doing, head over to www.whatwewear2church.tumblr.com and  www.www2c.com

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Episode 35 - Why You Have NOT Found Your Calling

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In the words of Pastor Howard-John Wesley, "Daily you have to make a decision between doing what you are called to do, and doing what others expect you to do. Because people's expectations will add stress to your life, but God's calling adds fulfillment to your life."

You may not have found your calling because you are too busy listening to everyone else's expectations and not enough time listening to God. This is your wake up call beloved.

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Episode 34 - Adulting

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How do I adult? This podcast episode we focus on that big question, as well as the questions that you sent in to me about being an adult. We talk about growing up in our faith, and also in our day to day lives. You don't wake up one day and suddenly feel like an adult. You're an adult when you realize that your success and your happiness are all in your hands.

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Episode 33- Where Your Real Friends At?

In this episode we talk about friendship; the good, the bad, the ugly. We discuss the difference between good and toxic friendships and I give some tips on how to make friends. Follow along this episode with the worksheet down below.

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Episode 31 - The Hunt for a Therapist

It's a jungle out there, and Nissi is here to help. This episode we discuss why the bible supports us taking care of our mental health with the assistance of mental health professionals, my experience with good and bad therapists, and I answer a question about dealing with depression in a relationship.

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Episode 28 - When Things Are Bad, Is God Still Good?

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In church we know that when the pastor says "God is Good" we are supposed to say "All The time" Despite the fact that this is our automatic response, there are times when we struggle and wonder, is God really good? When things are hard? When people Die? When the world is in chaos? Lets have an open conversation about whether or not God is Good when things are bad.

In this episode, for Spiritual Care (07:50), we answer the question "When things are Bad is God Still Good?" In the Self Care section (30:30), we discuss talking to parents about mental health. And I answer a listener's question (40:30) about advice for getting closer to a significant other's parents. 

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See Below for the worksheet for the episode!

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Episode 27 - Your Big Sis Nissi Answers Your Questions

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Hello Beloved! Welcome to a Special Episode of the Podcast!

This episode I answer questions written in by YOU! You sent in questions about life, love, and everything in between. In this episode we discuss disrespectful me, changing friendships, dealing with dark times, and dating a person who is bi.

Listen all the way to the end for information about a GIVEAWAY that I will be announcing the winner of in November!!

Episode 26 - Back to School, Back to Work

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Hello Beloved. After a month of highs and lows, My Strength and My Shield is back with an episode about the transition from summer fun to fall work. Whether you're going back to school or need that extra push for work, this episode we talk about being motivated and organized for the next chapter in your life.  I also answer a question about how to deal with friends that you lose along the way. 

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Below is the worksheet for this episode. Rate and comment on iTunes if you enjoy the episode! It helps the podcast grow :)

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Episode 25 - Spiritual, but Not Religious

More and more Christians are identifying as spiritual but not religious.  Living in a modern society, it can be difficult to see the purpose of living a life that many would consider to be antiquated. Can we exist in this day and age as spiritual but not religious, or does God call us to do more? You know the answer beloved :)

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Episode 24 - Saved and Depressed

Depression is something that almost every person has either gone through or will go through. so why is it that we still have such a hard time talking about it? In this episode we talk about Depression; the symptoms, how it affects people and how to help those who are going through it. I also answer some questions about the perfect timing for dating and choosing between career and a relationship.

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Episode 23 - Moving on From Past Mistakes

Hello Beloved! For this week's episode, we talk about moving on from past mistakes. We are often told to move on, but moving on is one of those things that are easier said that done. Here, we talk about why God tells us to move on, we discuss forgiveness and talk about how to actually move on. We also talk about how to deal with difficult parents and family, I answer how I personally move on, and share a story about a random conversation I had with my trainer!

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