Nov 9th, 2020
Our Story for His Glory with Mercedes Cotchery
1 Corinthians 12:31 NIV “Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way."
Mercedes Cotchery is a devoted Christian, wife, and mother.
Her name, Mercedes, means Our Lady of Mercy and bestows its honor from the Virgin Mary. In her spirit, she has become a woman of many mercies, and a mother of many children – her name manifesting itself into her destiny.
As she thinks about her family, she likes to think that they are all chosen. She is a proud mother to five children – Jacey (13), Nicholas (9), Joshua (9), Journey (7), and Nile (3). They mean the world to her, bringing her immeasurable joy and invaluable life lessons from their day-to-day experiences. Every single day she learns something new about the people they’re becoming, about herself, and she sees the world a little brighter.
Now, she lives a life where most days she is able to stay at home with her children, homeschool them, and flourish together.
Currently living outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, she is also an NFL wife to Jerricho Cotchery. This has been an amazing journey, and it’s what brought them to the Queen City. They’ve been blessed to grow their love, grow their family, and grow in the Lord together. The great state of North Carolina has also blessed her with a unique opportunity to own a furniture store.
She believes in helping mommies all over find and pull out the phenomenon within them, to discover and celebrate their gifts of being Phenomenal Moms, or what she likes to call PheMoms. She even has a blog that is dedicated to the essence of PheMoms everywhere, to marriage & mommy moments, baby beauty, birthday parties, and families growing phenomenally in Christ.
Mercedes believes in pollinating beautiful experiences, and is also a speaker available for engagements and events related to home schooling, marriage, being a PheMom, and adoption.
Connect with Mercedes On Facebook and Instagram: @mercedescotchery and @designavenuehome
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Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”
Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“
Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“
Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”