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LaTan Roland Murphy is a popular Christian speaker, singer, and writer that is actively promoting God’s word across the country. With a Bachelor Degree in Professional Education she boldly teaches His word with joy and hope straight from her heart. LaTan challenges her audiences to experience God’s refining power, which transforms the interior of lives into His elegant image. With an established platform, she uses God’s inspiration and her unique style of humor to bring intimacy to any venue; from churches, retreats to much larger venues.

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God Is With Her, She Will Not Fail

February 20, 2019

    Ever feel like a failure? Me, too! And, I’m pretty certain, every person on planet earth has experienced feelings of failure and defeat. Today, we find encouragement in the promise of Psalm 46:5. This verse can be found on shirts, hats, […]

Can God Use a Cloak and Dishes to Speak to You?

February 1, 2019

How blessed I am to have met, Marilyn Nutter, while teaching at The Billy Graham Training Center near Asheville, North Carolina – two years ago. Our hearts connected over loss of loved ones and our friendship grew in those moments of sharing. Marilyn […]

Leaving Behind Fear and Insecurity

December 12, 2018

Checkout my interview with Amy Elaine on Real Victory Radio!  

Choose Courage

September 3, 2018

Happy Labor Day! I hope you guys are enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend with family and friends. We are over here working on home repairs. The water damage found back in February wants to hang out with us: All. Year. […]

Cup of Tea

August 14, 2018

Check out my hilarious Cup of Tea story!

The Two Most Courageous Women I Know

July 16, 2018

Happy Monday! It’s HOT here in North Carolina, friends.  I hope you guys are staying cool and feeling refreshed during the intense heat of Summer.  Let’s pour ourselves a glass of ice tea, prop our feet up, and find refreshment […]


July 9, 2018

Check out my funny anaconda story!

Scotch Tape

June 7, 2018

Watch my testimony about how God works in amazing ways through the simplest of things.


May 29, 2018

“Our Father shines his light on us in the darkness of this world, and nothing—no lie, no doubt or discouragement—can extinguish his light. We may be strangers in this land, but we are never alone. Walk in the light of […]

A Mother’s Day Message of Courage

May 1, 2018

  I am so honored to have our courageous cousin, Anita “A.J.”, sharing some very raw moments. This Mother’s Day will be extra special for Anita as her son Caleb almost lost his life in a terrible accident at the […]

Courage, Dear-Heart!

March 22, 2018

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.” _Ephesians 6:10-11 ESV Do you ever feel […]

Life In Season

January 20, 2018

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I’m thinking about special gift ideas. Vanessa Hunt and Heather Patterson are sisters and coauthor’s of:  At the Picket Fence Blog.                         […]

A Way — In a Manger

January 15, 2018

 The race of 2018 is well on its way, with half  of January already gone. As crazy as it might seem, I felt impressed to post one more Christmas blog. Christmas? Yep!  Why? Because, with all of my heart, I want […]


January 7, 2018

Happy New Year! I’m excited to share, my friend, Janell Rardon’s newly released book, entitled:  Overcoming Hurtful Words. I pretty much devoured Janell’s book, on a flight to New Orleans, a few weeks ago. I had no idea how my […]

Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

December 6, 2017

Christmas means so much to me. It’s the gatherings with good friends. Reconnecting with family members, near and far. Relishing the rich, aromatic fragrance of a freshly cut fir tree. Christmas music playing softly. Sipping coffee—fireside. The thrill of shimmering […]

Loved Baby

November 6, 2017

Anger. It’s an emotion we all have to sort out, post-loss.  It seeps from our hearts and darkens our spirits. Are you a bit surprised at the forcefulness with which it spews? Has it come to visit you? _Sarah Philpott, […]

Follow Your Heart

October 19, 2017

I’m of the opinion that our hearts lead us towards good, or bad. Often led by our own individual personal passions and pursuits established early in our lives. Because of this, it’s important for adults to passionately pursue teaching tools […]

God’s Pattern for Living

August 9, 2017

What was I thinking, when I chose my dress pattern for my High School Home Economics Class? I’d never made a dress; never made any garment. Naively, I chose one of the most complicated patterns possible. A pattern requiring buttons. […]

Rested Soul, Resilient Heart

July 12, 2017

I met Konnie Viner, two years ago, while teaching at the Asheville Christian Writer’s Conference at the Billy Graham Center at the Cove. When Konnie signed up to meet with me, for a fifteen-minute block of time on that beautiful, […]

Marriage: Make It or Break It

July 11, 2017

I remember the beautiful Spring day, at Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference, when Andrea Merrell joined me for a cup of java at The Cloud Cafe’.  On that special day, I had the privilege of interviewing Andrea about her […]

The Colors of His Love

March 6, 2013

The Colors of His Love Conference is now a sweet, lingering memory.  What can I say? I am still in awe of God.  His sweet presence filled every empty recess in the conference room but most importantly in our hearts.  […]

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