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Authentic Love, Pure Faith, Powerful Relationships, Effective Living

I am a thirtysomething Chicago native who now lives in New York. I have a Bachelor’s of Journalism from the University of Missouri, and a Diploma of Ministerial Training from Charis Bible College.

I absolutely love the diversity, freedom, and vibrancy of cosmopolitan big city life. If it were possible, I would simultaneously be in New York, Los Angeles, and London. The many dimensions of urban life come together to create a beautiful symphony of humanity that is positively infectious.

Years ago, while working as a teenager on Chicago’s Gold Coast, I began to realize something was consistently missing in the upscale, artsy, cultured world of big city living. The something that was missing – really the someone – was Jesus. Through years of observations and conversations, I learned that religion, with all its burdensome restrictiveness, has been shut out from the free-spirited, all-inclusive world of the urbanite – and rightfully so. Jesus has basically gotten kicked out with religion even though He never promoted religion. Jesus wants people to experience a life-giving relationship with Him that empowers them by faith to live a fulfilled, prosperous, and successful life.

Rebranded Christianity is about bringing people back to the pure concept of faith and relationship where it has been shut out because of religious contamination. My desire is that in all the amazement, beauty, and liveliness of big city life, people see that Jesus fits right in.

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    Katie
    September 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Dearest Naya,
    Where has the time gone?! It has been nearly seven years since we worked together! Thank you for reaching out to share your blog entries with me. You are a truly gifted journalist. Your entries are beautiful. I still remember the heartfelt talks we shared about your writing goals as if it were only yesterday. Go girl! With God as the center of our lives all things are possible. Thank you for being one of those angels in my life at the beginning of my journey in Chicago.
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    Kathy
    May 7, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Absolutely beautiful website and writing, Naya! You are an incredible blessing!!

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      Nayamka Ward
      May 7, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Hello Kathy, Thank you so much for the feedback. I really appreciate it.

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