“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16: 24
Jesus knew he was destined to die to save the world and walked this world knowing that whatever he did or did not do would not change the outcome. He took up the challenge and persevered for the good of humankind.
How are Jesus’s actions different than our actions?
We question the reasons why something must be the way it… Continue reading
Life experiences shape our world views and how we live. Does it always have to be harmful or unpleasant? Of course not.
Do not let the past keep you from experiencing the life you deserve. Make your world as bright as you want it to be!
Have you ever let uncertainty build up into anxiety, fear, or panic? The fact is that uncertainty is a normal part of life and it happens to everyone. The sense of entering into something new that we have never experienced can be debilitating and at any stage of life.
Uncertainty comes from having expectations without explicit knowledge that leads to self-doubt. Most people are afraid to start something and not be able to finish because it… Continue reading
We are never alone when we believe in the PRESENCE of God. Endurance and perseverance will prove God’s love for you and will give you PEACE after the Storm.
Have you ever noticed that when we have a goal in mind that makes us happy we plan with intention? For example, giving our significant other the best surprise birthday party, for something like that we plan every detail and rehearse over and over how the evening will take place. We make sure to add special little things that would make our loved one feel extra special, even if it means socializing with that cousin that we do not… Continue reading
Being part of a family is a natural and beautiful task that shapes the person we become. See, my kids did not come with manuals. In fact, every stage of my children’s life has come with immense challenges and heavenly rewards. Each phase brought situational changes that helped me learn to become a better parent and allowed the kids to become individuals.
The truth is, the situational changes added pressure to our family and created discomfort… Continue reading
When things get hard, be grateful for the good things you have and pray for guidance and wisdom. God only gives us the things that we need and the tribulations that we can handle. Every situation has the potential of having a perfect ending. Only if we take the time to consider all options, although, it does not guarantee it will be less complicated or fast, it can be rewarding.
In the silence of prayer as… Continue reading
The pursuit of happiness is a promise handed down to us by the Declaration of Independence. A promise that has created unimaginable opportunities that some never thought possible. An assurance that allowed the brilliant and restless at heart to accomplish extraordinary things.
People like you and I, have used that promise to surpass what they once thought it was just an idea. In fact, a dream gives rise to thoughts that can be turned into actions.… Continue reading
Have you ever been in a situation that discourages you from moving forward? Perhaps, a bad relationship that feels right but is wrong? A job that pays well, but is not the right fit? Many things can look like what they are not, and because we are Humans with needs, we do not always have the courage to end it and start new. Corinthians 5:7, states we should walk by faith, not by sight. How are we to do that… Continue reading
What is left for families, friends, and the community after a horrifying, tragic event? Many are faced with dealing with the grief and sorrow of knowing they will never see their loved ones again. Others cannot get the terrifying images and the daunting fear out of their heads. Whereas, others have the urge to aid, but feel completely helpless and numb. Unfortunately, tragedy, devastation, and horror bring uncertainty and disbelief to the strongest of strongest. Without a doubt, in many… Continue reading