Saturday, June 20, 2009

Life Changing Conference

Today I was blessed with the ability to attend a Voice of the Martyrs Conference right here in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.  The stories and the testimonies that these speakers shared at this conference made a great impact on me.                                                             (check out their website:

The speakers told about all the horrible persecution that happens all around the world because of people’s belief and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.  Persecuted for their faith!!  WOW!  That may be unthinkable to you or you may not be able to imagine being persecuted – tortured, killed, mutilated, hung, beaten, raped – for your faith and/or beliefs because you are blessed to live in a free country such as United States, but here is the reality:

In 52 Countries the Holy Bible is Illegal!

Christians are persecuted for going to church.  Christians are persecuted for sharing the gospel – the story of Jesus Christ.  You are probably thinking – THAT’S CRAZY!  Well, yes it is, but you know what is just as crazy as that?

Many Christians in the United States and in other politically FREE countries take their freedom for granted.  Christians in the NON-FREE countries go to church anyway even though they know they will be subject to persecution, while many Christians in the FREE countries go to church because they feel like it is a “to-do” item on their lists. 

Man, that is CRAZY! 

Listening to those testimonies made me realize that I, as a Christ Follower, a Christian, need to attend church with an incredible gratitude that God has blessed us with FREEDOM to worship, to praise Him, to share is Word, and to fellowship with other believers.  And furthermore, I need to go after reaching my God potential with everything I’ve GOT because I am FREE to do so!!!

 Lord I pray for the millions of Christians around the world that are being persecuted for their faith in YOU, Lord.  Please give them the courage, the strength, and the wisdom to stay the course and to keep the eyes of their hearts focused on you Lord.  I pray for the families that have been left with no mother or father, husband or wife – give them strength and peace.  Fill their hearts with your love and give them the courage to forgive their enemies.  Thank you Lord.  In Jesus’ Name. AMEN!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Getting Away

I was invited to the Keys for the Memorial weekend by my younger Brother and his friends.  Those that know me well, know that I love fishing, boating, camping, and the Keys.  Those activities have been a part of my life since I was born.  Therefore, I was SO excited to go and spend some time doing the things that I no longer get to do often.

God always has a lesson to learn.  During just two days, I realized and grew a greater appreciation for the life I do have.  I am so incredibly blessed!  This weekend I clearly saw with my eyes how blessed my life truly is!  God’s intended purpose for our lives.

Lord thank you so much for opening the eyes of my heart to see your beauty and blessings.  Lord thank you for blessing my son and I with your PEACE and LOVE!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Mountain Moved

WOW, I can finally openly blog about my most recent life event. As I have stated before, God has huge changes for me and they are flowing in! Thank you Lord for seeing me through them with the strength, courage, wisdom, peace, and grace you supply me with daily.

My faith was tested yet again! Just 3 weeks ago I was on the road to loosing my job of almost 15 years by very unfair and unjust actions taken against me. I was broken heart-ed and extremely hurt by the unfairness when I was presented with 'the report'. After a couple of days of hurting and consultation with my super duper special Sister in Christ - GOD overwhelmed my heart with a peace that surpasses understanding. I wish I could box this GOD given peace up and share it with others! IT IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!

With this peace came an overwhelming assurance from God that everything was going to be OK. GOD kept telling me everything will be just fine - "I got your back, girl"!

Oh man was God right. He moved a mountain and a miracle happened. I was moved and my job was saved. Now for the person that served me the injustice - well God has him! I do not need to take revenge, hate, or dislike because God will take care of him. I just need to continue praying for this person. I ask God to soften his heart to be able to see the hurt and pain he causes those around him. My prayer is that one day this person sees the light and is able to treat people as he would like to be treated himself.

Thank you Lord for your guiding light. Thank you for salvaging me, for rescuing me, transforming me, and for your daily grace. Lord I pray for those that do not know you and your love. May they be opened minded enough to just give you a try at least once because I know that you would rock their world with love. Lord thank you for loving us so dearly. I love you Lord! It is your son's precious name that I pray - AMEN!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Success or Failure

Everything that I started because I’ wanted it that way or have tried to accomplish within my own strength – has failed or has caused me much grief. As God transforms my heart I am finding that many of the things ‘I’ set to accomplish have failed in the past year. Do I consider it failure?

The devil wants me to think of myself as a failure, but God is working to move me from where I was headed and into a direction that has meaning, has purpose, and brings joy and peace. I am sure you have heard many people say “one door closes and another door opens”. Well, God is closing doors and opening others.

I need to conquer my thoughts and not allow the evil thoughts – such as “you are a failure” – to take hold of me. As each day passes me by I see more and more of the many blessings in my life and all around me. They may not be exactly what ‘I’ had set for myself, but I am realizing the incredible blessings that were always right under my nose and I neglected to appreciate them or thank God for them.

Therefore, the fact that I have not accomplished what ‘I’ set as goals has turned out to be a huge success. The doors that have closed in my face have caused me to look under my nose!! This internal look, this heart transformation from God has made me see all the blessings I have had all along. So, I have more now than a year ago – even with all the failures!! How ironic, right?? But so true!

Thank you Lord for opening the eyes of my heart to see all the blessings around me. Thank you for all the beauty on earth – the stars, the trees, the birds, the flowers, the mountains, etc. Thank you for the many gifts you have blessed me with – my son, my family, my church, my friends, my hands, my eyes, my legs, my heart, etc. Thank you for blessing me with this country where I can worship you and write about you in this blog with freedom! Lord, remind me of that incredible blessing of fredoom every day. I pray for those that love you Lord and worship you under persecution. Give them the strength and wisdom they ever so need to endure. Bless them with your grace, your everlasting love, and peace. In Jesus’ name – AMEN.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Learning to Enjoy Being "Single"

God has been working in me for many years on this. I have always chosen not to listen, not to understand, and not to embrace my “singleness”. I can say today that I have finally WOKE UP! God was finally able to break through my thick skull and my thick flesh.

The breakthrough came to me last week as I was still home with my recovery. (I tell you I have had lots of time to think, pray, and dig deep in my soul! Thank GOD!) Well, I realized that I have always thought that I would be happy ‘when’ I have a loving husband by my side and in the meantime I would just sit waiting and riding through life. I finally received the slap upside my head that I needed! My thinking was SO WRONG!! How unfair to myself, my son, my family, and everyone around me that I consider myself unhappy or just riding by life until I have a husband. I must enjoy my journey through every season of my life. I need to enjoy my singlehood while it exists!! There are reasons why God has me single at this time in my life. There are purposes in life that I must fulfill before I am married again to that great husband that God has in line for me. I must learn to love myself for who I am – ALONE!

Loneliness has been the toughest to get through while being single. No one to share my heart with, no one to share my thoughts of the day with, no one to do life with… I do not feel this loneliness anymore. The past few weeks I have been alone (physically). I have been at home recovering from the surgery, so you would think “time to feel loneliness”! WELL NO WAY! I have never felt so much company, so much love, so much companionship, so much bonding time… I am blown away with happiness. GOD WAS THERE. I finally got the message. I finally understand. All I need is God’s love. If you allow God into your life, into your heart, He will transform you and fill your heart up with all the love you need and you will NOT feel empty anymore!

I am renewed. I feel so blessed, filled with joy and happiness. I am enjoying my journey as a single woman that is trying to fulfill God’s purpose for my life.

Thank you dear Lord for being my strength, my redeemer, my strong tower… Thank you for loving me so, even with all the mistakes I have made. Thank you for your forgiveness. Thank you for never giving up on me because you don’t give up on anyone! Thank you for opening up the eyes of my heart to experience and embrace your unconditional love that fills my heart with all the joy, peace, and happiness I need during this season of my life. In Jesus’ name. Amen!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Life Changing House Fire

Ok! I promised that I would keep you all up to date with the happenings in my last post. So, I must tell you what BIG thing God had for us. OH YEAH it was big!!

Well, on Friday, 2/13, I was at home getting ready for movie night at my church. Ironically enough, the movie 'Fireproof"! I put candle wax to melt & burn on the stove while I took a shower so that the house can get a nice aroma. I was trying to change my spirits because I had been having a day with heartache because it was a Valentine's Pre-Day and everywhere there was love and couples talk. I was missing you know who!

When I finished with my shower I could smell a smoky candle smell. I walked out of the bathroom, wet & naked, headed toward the kitchen. As I approached the kitchen I could see the reflection of fire off the back door. I reached the kitchen and saw the pot of wax on fire and the fire burning the over-the-stove microwave and the back panel of the stove (the pot was on the back burner). Crazy me, I put my hand in and slowly moved the pot to the front burner. When I did this the flames started to burn the entire front part of the microwave. The fire was not letting loose. I tried to find my fire extinguisher and it was MIA (I still have not found it!). In those seconds every fire prevention course and details ran through my head. I thought of putting a towel over the pot, but the fire was big, so I quickly turned that down because the towel would catch on fire, too. So I turned to the ever so common solution! WATER.... OH BOY! I filled a cup of water and poured it quickly into the pot. BAD IDEA! The fire increased and just went absolutely WILD!! The kitchen cabinets were damaged, the microwave burned to a crisp, the side of the refrigerator got burned. The fire reached the ceiling! I screamed and ran!!!

I was able to escape. God spared my life and my home. Thank God Briston was not home. I had just dropped him off minutes before to spend time with his uncle (My Bro - Thank you!). Thank GOD!!!

Well, all this for a HUGE lesson. I would have never imaged what God did after this.

As a little background, my house has been and still is a construction site (4 years of drama!). So needless to say, this house is the GIANT in my life. God has given me so much courage and strength to battle with this giant. It is only through God's grace that this project will be completed one day! So, this fire came as another additional project for this house. Another drama, another obstacle, another indication that this is the GIANT.

I gave up! My faith was tested BIG TIME! That is exactly what God had in mind for me. 'The' test came my way. I now write to you that I passed the test! My faith is stronger now than it was before the fire! We MUST believe that although sufferings or tough times come our way, those are the times that make us stronger, wiser, more faithful, thus growing us closer to GOD!

James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

I know now more than times I have blogged it before - GOD HAS AN AMAZING PLAN FOR US!!!! God works everything out for the GOOD!

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

We must learn to look at our sufferings and our tough times differently. We can not look at them in a negative way. Those trials and situations are the key to our life purpose. They mold us into who we are - what God has intended us to be. We then should use our lessons learned from our sufferings to help others. We were not created to be greedy or selfish with our love, kindness and wisdom - enjoy the results of your sufferings and help others!!!

Wow! There is so much more that I have learned from this house fire, but this post is already long enough. Leave a comment and let me know if you want to know more. It was life changing for me and I am here to serve through the love of Christ.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Recovery Time

As many of you know I had surgery last week. Everything went well - thank God. So I have been home recovering this entire week. It is funny how God puts situations in your path so that you can STOP and REST!

In these last few days I have had some very deep, internal, soul searching time were I have gotten really close to God. I am so glad that this surgery took place and forced me to rest. I am at a place of 'full surrender'. I am experiencing so much freedom. I am not worried, I know that everything will be OK, and that God is with me every step of the way.

I am excited about my next steps. Where is God going to take us? These days have helped me realize that there are BIG changes coming. I don't know exactly what is around the corner, but this overwhelming peace from God that I have in my heart tells me that it is all going to be OK.

I promise that I will keep you all in the loop and up date with all the happenings.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Share Your Love - Don't Be Selfish

For the first time in my life, I was finally able to share my deepest feelings and thoughts with someone that I loved. What a relief! I told him exactly how I felt, how I loved him, and to what depth. In the past pride would grab a hold of my mind and prevent me from sharing. I would get thoughts like “he will think you are weak”, “he will think you are stupid, silly”, “he will just use you”, “you will feel inferior”, “he won’t like you anymore”. Well, let me tell you – God has transformed me SO much that I was able to put all those thoughts aside and ‘spill my beans’! I have no regrets. I must confess, I do have moments of thoughts trying to get in to tell me that I shouldn't have done it, but I stay focused on the why I did it to begin with and it helps me slap those thoughts right out of my mind.

Why I did it? Well, God nudged my heart to tell him that I loved him and how deep my feelings were. I did not do it for me. I did it all for him. God wanted him to know how much someone in this world (me in this case) loved him. That he is special. He can be loved. He is of value to many in this world. He did make an impact in someone’s life. It was important that I share that with him even though I ran the chance of not being accepted and being rejected.

Unfortunately, I was rejected. He walked away. He heard what he needed and turned his back. I don’t think he rejected my love for him; he rejected the love of God that flowed through me to him because it was all God that was working through me. I know that it was only through the Grace of God that I was able to voice all my deepest feelings for him straight to him – in person, face to face! That was a big step for me!!! But for some reason God needed him to know my feelings for him. Now it is up to him to do what he needs to with that information. That is between him and God. I pray that one day he will find God and get to know God because God loved him so much that God gave me the strength and courage to share my heart with him.

I can sit here and say “what about me?” But I have learned that life is NOT about me. It is about giving and serving others. This is the true purpose in life. I am full of joy and happiness now because I was able to share my love with someone. I was able to provide someone with one of the greatest gifts in life – knowing that you are loved!

Thank you Lord for giving me the courage and the strength to share love openly, honestly, and whole heartedly. Please Lord, continue to help me battle the wicked thoughts in my mind concerning his rejection and any future rejection. Thank you Lord for your daily reminders of how much you love me and how all I need is YOU Lord. Lord I ask that you please give those that read this, the strength and courage to share their love. Give them the wisdom to know that by sharing our love we encourage others and that is a reward. Thank you Lord. In Jesus' name. AMEN.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Persecution - Attacks from Non-Believers

I can only imagine how painful it must of been for Jesus to be persecuted because of his Father's blessing on Him and purpose for Him. When we are persecuted, ridiculed, or disliked because we are Christ Followers it is just a grain-size amount of pain and sorrow in comparison to that of the pain that I imagine Jesus endured.

It hurts so much to love someone so much and be persecuted, rejected, insulted by them for living with the love of GOD!

Everything reminds me of him - places, people, things, comments, etc. I find myself yearning to hear his voice, feel his embrace, see his face - OH so very often. At the same time my hunger and thirst for God's love and a desire for a deeper relationship with God is more evident than ever. I have found so much peace, joy, and happiness with God's love that it would only be normal that I would want to share my experiences with those that I love the most. My prayer is that one day he may get to know the peace, joy, and happiness I have found in God's love.

It hurts to be persecuted, rejected, and insulted by him for my belief in God and for accepting God's love for me. I know that scripture says that "Blessed" are you when people persecute you because you are a Christ Follower. (see Mathew 5:11) It is hard for me to see that as a blessing right now, but I understand why it is a blessing - IT SURE IS!! It still hurts. My wounds are fresh, but I have faith that my blessing will come and I will understand why it had to be this way in time.

Why is it more acceptable to be hanging at bars, clubs, or any other places than at church? What better place to hang than at church!! I refuse to conform to the worldly, acceptable 'hang out' spots for singles nowadays - even if it means loosing someone that I love so dearly. I am doing good deeds while at church - feeding the homeless, volunteering at the church, hugging people that are hurting, encouraging those that are down, etc. So why does he find this so wrong? That is what hurts the most.

Lord continue to give me the strength, courage, and wisdom to surrender my love for **** to you. You have me and him in your hands and you will take care of our hearts and our paths. May your will be done. God I know that you love me and that this too will only make me stronger and wiser. Thank you Lord for the lessons and trials. Thank you for your ever so present peace and overflowing grace. Amen

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year - New Beginnings

Happy New Year! Welcome to the year 2009....

The new year is here and I feel so blessed to enter this year with a "new lease on life" (as the phrase goes). It will soon be exactly one year since I accepted Christ back into my life and what an amazing experience it has been. A time of healing, repentance, forgiveness, commitment, and so many other things (just a total overhaul! lol..) God has transformed me, renewed me. His love, grace, and peace have now filled my heart. Thank you Lord.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17

This year is going to be a year of many more new beginnings for me and Briston. We are going to continue to move forward with our passion and thirst for the love of God so that we can continue on our life journey of reaching our "God Potential"!

God has a great plan for us and I am excited about what God has in store for us this year. What new challenges? What kind of blessings? Who will we be blessing? Where does God want us to go? In what ways will God use us to bless others? I can dream of many things, but I can not even come close to imagining what He has in store for us - it is always bigger than what I can imagine!

God wants the best for all of us and has good plans for all of us. It is all up to us to accept His love! May the peace and grace of our Savior Jesus Christ be with you all! Happy New Year.....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Unconditional Love

Christmas is almost here. Just a few days away. Today I was overwhelmed by the thoughts and memories of last year's Christmas. This time last year Briston and I were in a very dark situation. I think back and I can only thank God for bringing us to where we are now. What a difference!!!

I think back to last year and I realize that although I loved very much and had lots of hope for the relationship I was in with all my heart, my love alone was not enough for that relationship. I realized today that the problem was NOT that I did not love enough or did not love him enough (because Lord only knows how my heart aches for him), the problem was that my relationship with God was not strong and his relationship with God was non-existent. We did not have the peace, joy, comfort, and love that ONLY God can give us.

This year I am just in awe with the overwhelming feeling of peace, joy, and happiness that only God can give me. It is finally true love that I feel from God. I have searched for so many years to feel truly loved and I was looking in all the wrong places and in all the wrong people. God loves me for who I am. It's so different than being loved for what you can give, what you have, or what you look like. God takes me for who I am, what I am, with all the mistakes I have made, no matter what I look like, no matter what I give or don't give, etc. UNCONDITIONAL LOVE! Wow.....

I do realize that God has created us to love each other in the same way - with unconditional love. I say this because I have loved unconditionally. Last year I was loving someone unconditionally. So I know that it is possible and I know that God can bring two people together to love each other unconditionally. BUT, I have learned now that you must first receive and live by God's unconditional love so that you can then receive a person's unconditional love - cause if not you just won't understand or get it!! Unfortunately, the person that I loved unconditionally never understood it or got it! It makes me very sad, but I know in my heart that God will bless me and Briston - big time - with someone that will love us unconditionally one day soon. To love us no matter what we have, what we give, or what we look like. All of us loving God together and experiencing God's unconditional love.

Lord thank you so much for bringing Briston and I to where we are now - in your peace, comfort, and happiness. Your light has given us hope and joy. Thank you for rescuing us from the darkenss and bringing us into the light of your love and grace. In Jesus' name - AMEN.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

God Working in Our Lives

Sorry for not posting any blogs for all these weeks. I truly apologize to those that have followed and prayed for us. So much has been happening in our lives the past few weeks. God has been moving and shaking things around for Briston and I.

I don't know why it still shocks me and amazes me how God can move mountains, open doors, close doors, make impossible things (impossible in our eyes only) happen!! BUT it does continue to blow me away how God works. I am in awe and trying my best to enjoy the journey although it is painful at times. I am walking in Faith with GOD these days!

There is so much to tell, so many stories, so many changes, so many blessings, etc. etc. etc. that have happened in the last few weeks. GOD IS SOOOOOOO GOOD!

God has such an amazing plan for Briston and I. I don't know what it is or the specifics, but I know his blessings are already around us. God has strategically placed people, places, circumstances, and events in our path the last few months of our lives as blessings. There are always angels among us (see previous post). READERS --- Never under estimate the acts of God and God's blessings for you through the people, events, or places you come in contact with on a DAILY basis!!! God can and does use anyone and all of us to speak, act, and bless people.

Thank you Lord, for all your works and your angels. Thank you for loving us all so much. Your ways are better than anything I can imagine or even pull together myself. Please continue to provide me the strength and courage to surrender it all to you. In Jesus' name - Amen.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Love comes responds ability

Taking care of kids takes responds ability and of course love to your kids. You lead them to the right spot where you have to let them go. God will look after them like how wonderful you have done for them. They will know that you have done a good job taking care of them and they will always think of you. Always think of your kids as lovely, sensitive, and caring. And you will think of them like that.

sincerely, Briston

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Angels Among Us

Ever wondered what an angel looks like? I believe that God sends us angels all the time. I think many of us miss the opportunity to identify them as an angel sent by God because God uses regular every day people as his angels. You see, I believe that I have been a recipient of an angel sent by God. Yes, my son is the most precious angel God has sent me, but I am referring to an angel that God has sent as an every day person of the world. This angel is sent to help, bless, encourage, give a hug that is needed, or just any need.

For me, the angel I want to tell you about today is an angel God has sent to help me with a work project. Months ago I was assigned a very large project and felt overwhelmed with the task ahead of me. I was uncertain that I would be able to manage this project on my own. I prayed for God's help, strength, wisdom, anything God could give me to get through it. Well, about a month into the project a Project Manager was hired and my project was the first project he was assigned to manage! Talk about God sent!!! This project manager was sent straight from God - UPS delivery (UPS = U Prayed Sister!)

Now months later and near completion of the project, I truly realize that God did in fact send me an angel. So, I tell you all - DO NOT underestimate anyone - I mean anyone - that has provided you any kind of assistance. It may just be one of God's angels serving you!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Balancing work and being a Mommy

Briston has been off from school for 3 days now. It seems longer than that to me! He has been staying with his Grandparents for the past few days. Thank God my father (Abuelo) is retired and can watch over Briston while I have to work. I have missed Briston dearly the past few days. The house seems empty and I feel unsafe without my "little man". It's really funny how when he is around I feel protected - he is a 9 year old! I don't know! When he is not here at home with me I hear every crack and noise. Everything scares me. I think it is just plain missing him! He is my side kick.

When he is off from school for vacation it is hard for me to have to go to work. I wish I could be with him and spend time with him. He has grown so fast. And days go by so fast. Time just goes by before my eyes and my little boy is flying by in growth right with it. But Mommy has to work to provide for us. I already think about all the days, moments, minutes that I have missed because I have had to work since he was born, but I know that our moments although few in my eyes, will be treasured. We try to make them - 'golden moments'.

I will say that the little time I do get to spend with him is all about commands. I get home from work and we go into:
  • Do your homework
  • Eat dinner
  • Take a bath
  • Clean up your room
  • Brush your teeth
  • Get to bed
  • Turn off the TV
So the couple of hours a night we do get goes by with battles because he does not want to do any of that. But I know that it is all worth it in the long run.

Thank you Lord for blessing me with the ability to provide for my son and I. You have blessed me and provided me with employment and wages. Thank you Lord for the time that Briston and I get to spend as a family. Thank you for blessing me with such a precious gift. Lord please continue to guide Briston and to show him the righteous way. In Jesus name, AMEN

Friday, November 7, 2008

Letting GO

I find myself ‘growing up’ more and more each day as my son, Briston (9 years old), grows with me.

When he was a baby I held his little hands to hold him up on his feet so that he could take his first steps. As he learned and took those steps, there came a time where I had to 'let go' of his little hands so that he could walk on his own. This was a bitter sweet event for me along the road of motherhood. I think back to that moment in time when I ‘let go’ of his little hands so that he could walk on his own and I realize that I did not know then what I was headed for as a mother. That was just the beginning of MANY ‘letting goes’ along the way of the road of motherhood. (first day of school, first day of going to play at the neighbors house alone, first overnight stay at his father’s house, etc.)

As he gets older the tougher the ‘letting go’ projects get. Thank GOD that I grow along side him and that as I grow God equips me with just enough strength to convince myself that I can get through it. God teaches me many valuable lessons as I am a mother for Briston. These ‘letting go’ projects are teaching me to trust in God more and more; and to rest assured that Briston is in God’s hands first and then in mine. I can ‘let go’, but God never ‘let’s go’!

God has blessed me immensely with this little boy. I tell Briston every chance I get that he is an angel sent from God for me. Briston is God’s special gift to me. I love him more than words can ever explain. Briston and I have been through some really tough times together and some very happy times together. He is my side kick, my friend (sometimes, lol), and he can even act like the husband I don’t have! He and I are a team. Unfortunately, his father (my ex-husband) has always been a little ‘disconnected’ from his life. As Briston has grown he has learned more and more about families and that there are families with Dads and Moms. I have already dealt with the “Mommy, why don’t I have a Dad at home?” question from Briston, but as he gets older the more he understands and wants to get to know his Dad.

This is where I am now on this road of motherhood (which, I think has no destination because we never stop being Mommy!). I have to ‘let go’ of my angel so that he can spend some quality time with his Dad. My prayer is for his Dad to want to get to know his son, the angel, the special gift that God gave us. I pray that Briston’s father can see the light that shines through that little boy.

Thank you Lord for blessing me with such a precious gift - my son and thank you Lord for giving me the strength, courage, and love that I needed to get through yet another ‘letting go’ project. Amen

Monday, November 3, 2008

The start of the journey of Blogging

Well, Hello world! I am new to blogging. I have a dear friend that has been blogging for a few months now and she has inspired me and has planted a seed in me about blogging. Since the day that she made a comment to me about me blogging, I have been thinking about it. It has weighed heavily on heart. For the past few weeks I have experienced, felt, and thought of many things that God would want me to share with the world. So here I am!

I do want to warn you all - I will be sharing my deepest thoughts and emotions. God has placed this task on my heart in order for me to break the chains and bondage that I currently struggle with. So, my prayer is that all of you will encourage me and grow with me as I 'cruise' (not run! It will be a while) through my journey of becoming a better Christ Follower, Mom, friend, daughter, sister, co-worker, leader and woman. Know that I can only strengthen and become better at any of these roles in my life through the Love of Our Lord Jesus Christ! So, it will be a journey to grow closer to Him and to seek His peace, love, joy, forgiveness and happiness.

Thank you all, in advance, for your love, encouragement, and understanding. Jesus tells us in John 15:12 "to love each other as He has loved us." Thank you for your obedience to God's commands. I am honored and humbled to be able to have the opportunity to share my journey with all of you. THANK YOU SO MUCH for cruising with me!

God Bless you. Love you all,

Happy Birthday Gloria! This post is dedicated to you. Thank you for loving me and for being the light of Jesus Christ!