Showing posts from 2016

Pride n Humility

12 A proud person will soon be ruined, but a humble person will be honored.” Proverbs 18:12 ERV
Humility is essential to growth for us. We simply cannot realize anything new about ourselves if we are full of pride and boasting in our accomplishments. Rather in a place of great success or failure in our lives we must humble ourselves before the almighty Lord to understand His Truth and learn from His Word.
There is a path before each person that seems right, but it ends in death.” Proverbs 14:12 NLT

Dealing with Hardships and Suffering

Suffering A reflection on the Book of Job

notes from NLT Study Bible “When suffering comes to us, we often ask why. The book of Job examines the suffering of one man who suffered precisely because he was blameless. His friends supposed that Job was guilty of some unknown sin. They tried to persuade him to repent, but Job did not accept their pat explanations. Finally, God appeared, but he did not give Job the answers he sought. Instead, God confronted him, changed his persepective, and blessed him.” Summary: “The prose introduction to the book of Job (chs 1-2) provides the heavenly perspective on Job's suffering and sets the context for the human dialogue that forms the body of the work. Job was a righteous man whom God allowed Satan to test. In the heavenly courtroom, Satan argued that if God removed his blessings from Job, he would “surely curse you to your face” (1:11) Instead, Job responded, 'Praise the name of the Lord!' (1:21) 'Should we accept only good things from …

Be Different-Be Authentic-Be Real

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Don't become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants-what is good, pleasing, and perfect.

Weymouth New Testament
And do not follow the customs of the present age, but be transformed by the entire renewal of your minds, so that you may learn by experience what God's will is--that will which is good and beautiful and perfect.
Especially during the holidays with the customary traditions around Christmas alot of Christians forget this instructions and go along with the "holiday cheer" of buying gifts, taking pictures with santa claus, and even telling their children santa claus is going to buy them gifts. 
I'm taking Gods Word into action and not following along with the people and customs of this world. Christmas in my home is to honor, teach, and celebrate Christs birth and that is it.
Be Different-Be Authentic-Be Real

The Peace of God is Lasting

Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

Is it a sin to fear? I've heard preachers on the radio say that it is. I would say it's how God created us. It's healthy to have fears and the greatest fear we should have is that translated to mean reverence and respect for God Almighty. As I was contemplating the activities surrounding the recent presidential elections and thinking of all the people that were afraid of the outcome and even protesting the outcome I realized something: they don't have God's peace nor do they know His presence. I became thankful that I wasnt afraid or angry of the outcome I stood on the fact that whoever was president Jesus is still King and always will be. Amen!

Journal on My Faith Walk

Heres a personal glimpse into my faith walk: 
At the beginning of this month Joseph & me decided to start the Dave Ramsey Program again to stabilize our finances, 2 weeks later we found out that I'm pregnant (unplanned blessing n surprise), the day after David gets a fever sunday night and it lasts off and on until yesterday today was his first 24 hours with no fever. Yesterday Joseph lost his job of over 9 years- but that morning God woke me up with Romans 3:23 "For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard." That tells me we all sin and we pay the consequences for those sin but if you read on "24 Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins." That tells me yes there are temporary punishments and consequences but to those who remain faithful theres eternal Joy so no hopeless situation and no bad news can take that away from me! 
God has a way…

All Have Sinned


Made Alive with Christ

Disability doesnt mean Dead!

I've come to the realization that I have some mental disabilities which keep me from doing things that most people can do like going and getting a job. My husband encouraged me to apply for disability that made me angry and I later wondered on it and realized I had a judgment that disabled meant quitting like you're dead. Not true!

Between my husband great love for me exactly as I am and my Lord's love and encouragement for me I realized it's time to embrace that I'm mentally disabled and that doesn't mean I am any less wonderful and beautifully made in God's image it means that this is who I am and who I can relate to and prayerfully encourage with God's love, word and truth.

It's been freeing to accept this about myself so now I can look at the hope and possibilities not the road blocks and hopelessness of what I can't do that you or someone else maybe able to do with no problem. I have gifts and skills too they are just as valuable and usefu…

You Are a Miracle

Genesis 1:27-31New King James Version (NKJV)27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
29 And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. 30 Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. 31 Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

You are a miracle created by the hands of God, in His image and you were made very good. Refuse to be defined by your past, by yo…

Yes Jesus Can Set You Free!

Free from Sin Freed from Prison Yes Jesus Can Set You Free!“It is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, andhim only shall you serve.’ ” Luke 4:8
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You Dont Have to Wear Your Sundays Best for Jesus-Come as You Are!

Jesus doesnt require us to get all "prettied" up or dressed up in our "sundays best." That's just not in the bible at all and it's not required. It's a traditional cultural norm but it's not necessary to be a Christian and it's certainly not needed. Their's a big misconception by woman today and I'm talking about woman of God to think they need to wear makeup, jewelry and name-brand or certain clothing. This is the pressure of the world getting into the church. I tested that spirit of wearing makeup to feel pretty and you know what I found it unnecessary. I don't need to feel pretty, look pretty or describe myself as pretty to live for God, serve God, be a Woman of God, or  a Woman for that matter. I am beautiful a God created and made me with all my bumps, marks, and scars and I don't need to cover them up to leave my home, if you do than thats a shame and too bad-think of all the time and money you are spending on covering up …

Living by God's Amazing Grace

Theirs absolutely no point in living without the hope, forgiveness, and saving grace of the Lord. Without Jesus we're all deemed unclean sinners by the 10 Commandments. He is the hope for our nation, the sick, the dark hearts and lost souls. Nothing that the world offers can touch the amazing saving grace of Jesus He died for our sins, He made a way for us all to go Home to the Father and not go straight to hell for all the sins weve all committed. The suffering n pain is free will not the manifestation of Gods authority n power He wants us to choose Him to see His love in the darkness n pain and He will be there if you let Him in your heart but Hes not forceful at all so dont blame him before you've believed in His love for you.

Treasures on Earth-

from Words of Encouragement June 2016 addressed to prisoners but relevant to anyone with a heart for Christ

“But God said to him, ‘You fool! You will die this very night. Then who will get everything you worked for?’ Luke 12:20

“Yes a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.” Luke 12:21 Why is it important to talk about money management, budgeting, meal planning, being resourceful, being frugal, and living within your means-contently? I am so glad you asked!  In the most authentic way I see you woman and men as my children and being a Mom you want to protect, educate, and prepare your children and that’s why I’ve been sharing my heart with you guys on these topics. In fact it’s my gift from the Lord to be a number crunching, resourceful, frugal, money managing, meal planning, budget, life hacking gal. We each have a gift and a talent that we can share as parts of the Body of Christ, not all are called to be preachers, teachers, ministers, evang…

Journal Entry

Im so tired, sleep deprived....Last night I couldn't turn my brain off, calculating and adding up how many hours my husband works, dividing by his pay for two jobs and what his actual take home, money in the bank pay equals out to be per hour. If we could only make more, if I could just make some money on his days off....
When he came home at 11:30 it was way past my bed time to get enough sleep, I poured my heart, fears, worries, and frustrations out to him, the tears released my mind and finally rest came.....
Sooner than I'd like it was 5:30 the time he gets up and Im committed to wake up too so we have time to connect, pray, and read in the Word of God together our daily food for the soul.
Unplanned but pretty common my youngest wakes up soon after we finish reading Proverbs 3 and I'm pouring my wake up cup of coffee,
I react with childlike selfishness, the thoughts of "I don't wanna" rose inside and I quickly stormed off to the back porch to soothe my childi…

Do You Struggle with Distractions Like I Do?

"The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life." John 10:10What a difference there is from God's purpose and the devils purpose. Do you struggle with distractions like I do? Do you find yourself luke warm for the purpose God's annointed and called you to because of these worldly desires and distractions? For me I've been spending too much time focusing on money: trying to sale things on fb resale, looking at stuff on there, talking about saving money in a group im in, looking for deals online. God is gentle and will nudge you with His soft but present conviction and He did this morning or maybe it was last night and I knew I needed to cut some cords and reprioritize and focus my attention.
"No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money." Matthew 6:24How this verse from the Sermon…