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This morning...

So we all need encouragement and here is the place for that. Every week I will write a new blog with quotes, scriptures, sayings and really anything that can encourage you in your walk with God. Enjoy and be blessed! 

Nov. 26. Caught in the Tras

 I was watching Toy Story 4 and I was intrigued by the character, Forky. Without revealing too much of the movie, I will give a character diagnosis. Forky was created from the trash and feels comfort in the trash. He wants to go back to the familiar and wants to cuddle up next to the trash. He doesn't want to embrace the new-ness of the day, but instead wants to go back to the trash can can where he feels he belongs.

I want to talk about the mindsets from the past.

Do you feel like your past has molded your mindset into believing that you are a loser, that you are trash, making you feel ashamed and unmotivated to handle life and depressed over your situation and not competent enough?

Did someone ever tell you that you weren't good enough? Was there anyone in your life that emotionally abused you? Does the pain of standing alone and the fear and anxiety of the future prevent you from taking a single step forward?

...And then you back out...you go back to the familiar...you choose the comforts of the past rather then embracing the beauty of the future.

I just wanted to encourage you today! No matter what anyone else has told you...Jesus says that you are the head and not the tail (Deut. 28:13), he calls you by name and protects you by his right hand (Isaiah 43:1-2), loves you with a unfailing kindness (Jeremiah 31:3) and takes great delight in you and rejoices over you with singing (Zephaniah 3:17)

Remember that you are very loved in Heaven. And that I love you, too!

So stand up. Resist the urge to go back to the trash....and take steps forward to embrace the amazing destiny in your life.

I believe in you!

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Nov. 25. Mental Health

So no gimmicks and no stories today. If you or someone you love suffers from anxiety or panic attacks, I wanted to go through the signs and symptoms as well as simple solutions.

Mental health is serious and I wanted to address the issue at hand. I love you and I am here to help whenever and if-ever I can! Hopefully this article taken from HelpGuide.org can benefit you!

Panic attack signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms of a panic attack develop abruptly and usually reach their peak within 10 minutes. Panic attacks can happen anywhere and at any time. You may have one while you’re in a store shopping, walking down the street, driving in your car, or even sitting on the couch at home.

Panic attack symptoms include:

• Shortness of breath or hyperventilation

• Heart palpitations or racing heart

• Chest pain or discomfort

• Trembling or shaking

• Choking feeling

• Feeling unreal or detached from your surroundings

• Sweating

• Nausea or upset stomach

• Feeling dizzy, light-headed, or faint

• Numbness or tingling sensations

• Hot or cold flashes

• Fear of dying, losing control, or going crazy

No matter how powerless or out of control you may feel about your panic attacks, it’s important to know that there are many things you can do to help yourself. The following self-help techniques can make a big difference to helping you overcome panic:

Learn about panic and anxiety. Simply knowing more about panic can go a long way towards relieving your distress.

Avoid smoking, alcohol, and caffeine. These can all provoke panic attacks in people who are susceptible.

Learn how to control your breathing. Hyperventilation brings on many sensations (such as lightheadedness and tightness of the chest) that occur during a panic attack. Deep breathing, on the other hand, can relieve the symptoms of panic. By learning to control your breathing, you can calm yourself down when you begin to feel anxious

Practice relaxation techniques. When practiced regularly, activities such as exercise, meditation and progressive muscle relaxation strengthen the body’s relaxation response—the opposite of the stress response involved in anxiety and panic.

Connect face-to-face with family and friends. Symptoms of anxiety can become worse when you feel isolated, so reach out to people who care about you on a regular basis.

Exercise regularly. Exercise is a natural anxiety reliever so try to get moving for at least 30 minutes on most days

Get enough restful sleep. Insufficient or poor quality sleep can make anxiety worse

Seeing a friend or loved one suffering a panic attack can be frightening. No matter how irrational you think their panicked response to a situation is, it’s important to remember that the danger seems very real to your loved one. Simply telling them to calm down or minimizing their fear won’t help. But by helping your loved one ride out a panic attack, you can help them feel less fearful of any future attacks.

Stay calm yourself. Being calm, understanding, and non-judgmental will help your loved one’s panic subside quicker.

Focus your loved one on their breathing. Find a quiet place for your friend to sit and then guide them to take slow, deep breaths for a few minutes.

Do something physical. Together, raise and lower your arms or stamp your feet. It can help to burn off some of your loved one’s stress.

Get your friend out of their own head by asking them to name five things around them or talking soothingly about a shared interest.

Encourage your loved one to seek help. Once the panic attack is over, your loved one may feel embarrassed about having an attack in front of you. Reassure them and encourage them to seek help for their anxiety.


If you need prayer for anything, let me know! I would love to pray for you! And I am here for you!

Falling Ice. Nov. 19

 I was watching my husband play Nintendo's Super Mario Brothers and I was noticing a trend. The atmosphere of the game reacted to Mario as he moved forward. His enemies would move towards Mario…even where he was standing would react; the brick would shake, the ice would melt and the turtles seem to have their eye on the main character, as if they were created to stop him from continuing the game. 

Do you ever feel that way?

Like you are trying your best to move forward only to be met with severe opposition. And you can't seem to get a grip on your surroundings and things seem to be getting more difficult and all you are trying to do is get through this season in your life.

I saw this quote: "If I've learned anything from video games is that when you meet enemies it means you are going in the right direction."

I want to encourage you to gain the momentum, the strength and the resilience to handle this scene, this stage, this round in your life. You may feel like things are falling under you and enemies are surrounding you...but it's a tactic so that you will stop, quit the game and surrender.

But do not stop your game!

If you continue...if you keep going...if you get through this round, and the next one and the next one...I know you will eventually win at the Game of Life.

But you need to remember to take it one stage at a time and realize that the right direction is always forward!

All forward motion is good!

Show your personal Bowser that you’re not scared of what he throws your way and that you are going to experience the fireworks of victory.

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Right partner. Nov. 12

I watch ABC's Dancing with the Stars and I love seeing the couples dancing! You can tell who has chemistry… anticipating their partner’s steps and adding to the partner’s strengths and complimenting their weaknesses.

It's not a good performance when there is no chemistry between the dancing partners.

The chemistry is what makes the dance shine!

I work at a TV Network and on my shift, I only work with one other co-worker. For hours, it's just me and him working together. I remember one stressful night, my co-worker and I were put to the test, having to come up with last-minute solutions and tackling major problems. We worked as a team and communicated efficiently.

That strenuous time at work actually bonded us and made us stronger, allowing us to laugh at that stressful time and helped us to open up with each other. What a relief seeing the beauty of a connection built from tackling life together.

What connections are in your life that you need to applaud? Whether built from life, from passion, from the dance or from work or home environments, believe in the other person, trust the other person and let the chemistry you two possess bring that extra shine in your life!

It’s the beauty of the moment with your partner that makes it all worth it! (no matter what the judges say!)

If you need prayer for anything, let me know! I would love to pray for you!

Night Vision. Nov. 5

So I went bowling the other day with my husband. And I was "on a roll"! I was scoring strikes in a row! (four strikes to be exact!). And I am not that good of a bowler, so I was overly confident, even brushing alongside the professionals who were bowling next to us. I was feeling good about my scores.

All of a sudden, the bowling alley turned off the lights and it was disco night. The lanes were dark with a sort of black light effect on the lanes. It was incredibly hard to see the arrows on the lanes and now, little ole' striker… was hitting gutter balls.

It's amazing what a lack of vision can do!

The Bible says this about vision:

Habakkuk 2:2-3: "And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay."

Check your vision. Do not run towards something that is cloudy or uncertain but ask God to make your sights and your purpose plain and secure. Create a vision-statement over your life so that you are able to keep focused and to maintain sight of your victory. You are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37), so act like it and believe it.

And I know that you too can reach that feeling of a strike-out bowling round in your life! Smash down your opposition and rise up in the scoreboard of your life!

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you.

The Haters. Oct. 28

 It's not something I publicly talk about. But I am the victim of harassment and bullying. I have had unwanted phone calls and texts from people I don't want to deal with. I've had some people accuse me of not being a Christian or not living out my faith in the best way. And I've had strangers post nasty comments regarding my books, my look and my belief in Jesus Christ.

If you've ever gone through this, I am sorry.

I was reading through a T.D. Jakes' book "Destiny: Step into your purpose" and I wanted to share a few insightful tidbits on how to deal with your haters:

"One of the saddest realities we must face about life is that everybody is not going to be happy when we prosper. People haters can't stand you dreaming of a better life, despise your happiness, turn their nose up at you because you take extra care in your speech and appearance. They get angry when you find a better job or a new love. They stop speaking to you when you give up negative behavior.

The more your dreams evolve into reality, the closer you get to Destiny, the greater target you become for the negative opinions of others. People who don't even know you may form impressions about who they think you are and what you do. They will critique whether you're qualified, intelligent, attractive, competent, sophisticated, or savvy enough for whatever you're doing. They'll conclude that you're not enough and you have no business going after Destiny. You can't please a hater.

Haters are such an integral part of your journey forward that you can almost categorize them. Some say they can do whatever you've done better. Others minimize your accomplishments. There are critics of your desire to succeed who accuse you of being self-serving, dishonest and immoral. And let's not forget those who throw up your past to discredit or disqualify you, reminding anyone who will listen what you did twenty years ago. But perhaps the most pain is inflicted by the haters who smile at you as they plot your demise.

Don't you dare satisfy your haters by quitting!"

- T.D. Jakes

I hope this encouragement helps you to continue pursuing Destiny no matter the Haters who want to get in your way!

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Cheerleader. Oct. 21

It's a person I love seeing!  As I am coming in to clock in, I catch Lula who is leaving work. She works dayside; I work nightshift. And it never fails! We give each other a friendly hug and a quick chat! Lula is someone who encourages me, reminding me that I am "on my way out" of this job and rising in my writing career. And even when I feel miles away from my dream, Lula is my cheerleader who brings the hope back into my spirit; she fully believes I am going to reach my personal goals! (FYI: my dream is to be a full-time writer!)

My question to you today is…Who is your cheerleader?

Is there a person in your life who encourages you, lifts you up and reminds you of your talent and worth? Is there someone who can see the good in you on those days where all you see is the bad? Is there someone in your life who applauds your talent and believes in your dreams? If so, I would encourage you to thank that person, send some appreciation their way and to offer up a friendly hug as a gracious gesture of their importance to your life!

Do you look around and you can't find a cheerleader? I would encourage you then to look up!

"You are loved.

You have purpose.

You are a masterpiece.

You are wonderfully made.

God has a great plan for you.”

― Germany Kent

“One thing is needful; to know and abide in the Lord Jesus Christ.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Think pleasantly;

Think of how beautiful you are.

Think of the families you are blessed with.

Think of the dreams you have to achieve.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“You are a winner; dare to claim it. You reserve your joy if you reverse your belief. You deserve to celebrate... It will happen when you dare to believe in God!”

― Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

“Believe in divine power.

Believe in supernatural being.

Believe in a higher power.

Believe in God.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

These are just some quotes to remind you that you have a constant cheerleader, God Almighty! He is on your side and in your corner. And He will remind you how talented, strong and great you are! All of Heaven is for you! Never feel alone - you have what it takes and you have the resources to pursue your dreams!

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Access Granted . Oct. 15

For the past 21 days, I stopped writing my blog posts.

Travis and I went on our quarterly hiatus with God. We asked if anyone needed prayer and so many responded! We personally prayed over people, giving them encouraging verses and devotions for their particular situation. We saw people getting saved and prayers answered and God certainly moved!

It was truly a refreshing time!

And now I'm "back" and I have a word to share:

There was a day when I was working at Disney World and I was up at the Fast Pass Entry position, which is where I stand in front of the attraction and allow through the guests who have Fast Passes and have to deny those who do not.

If they have a fast pass, their Magic Band turns the dial GREEN and they are given access to proceed down the quicker queue. If the dial turns BLUE, that means either they don't have a Fast Pass or they have to wait their time for their existing fast pass.

So I am working and I see my friend, Martin. And because I know Martin and because he is such a good friend to me, I let him in through the Fast Pass queue. He didn't have a fast pass, but he had a friendship with me that opened the door to a blessing that no one else could get in the park.

I feel like that's the same way with God. I may not have all the resources I need to proceed, but through a relationship with Him, he'll say to the existing crowds:

"You have to wait your time."

"You cannot proceed."

"Oh! But you! The one who calls me Friend...you may enter. I'll open the door for you because you make me happy, I will go out of my way to bless you."

For those who are praying and going to church and spending time with God, I want you to be encouraged that doors will open for you! Keep pursuing  the heartbeat of God and focus on making Him smile....and He will literally get up off His throne to make sure you are blessed by His hand!

Revelation 3:8: "I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name."

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Go down swinging. Sept. 24

 So I was watching a live wrestling match for All Elite Wrestling. And Cody Rhodes took a chair shot to the head from Shawn Spears. It was a very dramatic moment and I was scared for Rhodes since it looked dangerous and damaging to the wrestler.

I turned to my husband who has spent some professional time in the "squared circle" himself and vocally expressed my concern.

My husband said it was brave of Rhodes to agree to such a fall and it showed that Rhodes wasn't afraid to do stunts like that to perform and entertain the audience.

And Rhodes got up after the blow -to - the  - head while the audience applauded and cheered as he exited the stage.

I want to talk about the fears we face.

I'll confess mine. I have a fear of failure. I have a fear that I'm going to be up in my career only to be knocked down… by a metaphorical chair. And then what? I may not have what it takes to get back up.....

In the chorus of Toby Mac's song "The Elements", he sings:

And I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down

I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down

I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down

I'ma gonna go down swinging, if I go down

I want to encourage you to face your fears head on. Don't be afraid to do all that you have ever dreamed to do. If it costs you a head bump, if it costs you loneliness or isolation, if it costs you money and sacrifice... don't go down without a fight.

Don't give up that easily. It's your time to shine. And don't worry. If life or someone knocks you down...You'll get back up. The match isn't over until you say it is. Be courageous enough to attempt the BOLD.

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Stuck in the middle? Sept. 17

You have a dream and you are obsessed with it. You are constantly thinking of ways to improve your craft. You are perfecting your talent. And you fanatstize that one day you will reach...it...that place, that destination that you continue to tell yourself is out there just for you with your name on it.

You believe in your dream as much as you believe in the invisible air you breathe.

But there's a small problem. Your current season does not reflect that fantastic vision in your head.

You may be stuck in a dead-end job trying to make ends meet while working on your skillset in the early morning hours. You may have to devote your time and energy on something you really don't care for to take a small inch towards your dream. You may feel...defeated that you are never going to reach that Dream Come True. 

You are stuck in the middle.

You are not in the beginning, but you haven't attained your goal either. You are working hard... in the middle.

I would encourage you today to keep going. You don't know what blessing is just ahead! You don't know who you could meet tomorrow that can change the trajectory of your life for the better. You don't know where one event, one song, one painting, one lecture or one opportunity can lead you!

I need you to know that you are making a difference with where you are right now. Continue to stay faithful. Keep believing one day you can soar away from your current situation and into your glorious dreams!

It is attainable. One step and one day at a time.

I believe in you! And I'm proud of you!

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Work myself into a panic. Sept. 10

 So I was recently placed in a position that was beyond my comfort zone and essentially out of my league. Or so I felt….

I found myself thinking about ALL the WHAT-IF's that could go wrong:

What-if the system breaks down and there's no one to help me?

What-if the workload is too much and I can't handle it all?

What-if a problem comes up and I don't know the answer?

On and on the What-if's continued and I found myself fear-stricken!

I had worked myself into a panic attack.

I heard God whisper Philippians 4:8 to me :

"Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."

I started to calm down and took a deep breath. I knew that God is with me in the future. I don't have to handle anything on my own. The weight was lifted knowing I am not going into the unknown by myself and I let the Lord deal with the "What-if's"

He is the solution, He will handle the drama, He will take care of the situation and He will be there when I need him.

I want to invite you to breathe and know that God is with you right now AND He will be your constant help for your tomorrow's.

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Being Gracious goes a long way! Sept. 9

 So I work at Disney World. And I encounter guests of all capacities… those who are rude, those who are tired and annoyed, those who are angry at everything, those who complain about the prices, the long lines, the weather (you name it!)

And then there are those priceless guests who are charming, who are polite, who are gracious to just be at the parks and are willing to wait and are a pleasure to be around.

Cast Members are able to "make magic" on the job and I tell you, I get overjoyed when I can create a more pleasant experience to those guests who are grateful and happy. I will let them in through fast pass when they don't have a fast pass. I will accommodate them better, even offering tips about the park and may even throw in a "No strings attached" coupon (which can give them free items at the park!)

I want to say… that's how God feels sometimes.

We can complain about how everything is going wrong in our day, and blaming God for the traffic and for the bills and for the pouring down rain. And I believe that God is up in Heaven, not wanting to hear our negativity.

But I believe that when we are just happy to be alive, and so gracious for what He has done and praising God for who he is....and knowing that even if He didn't do anything else for us...He's already done enough...

then I can see God leaving His throne and wanting to give us blessings from his hand. Because we touched his heart. Because we were thankful. Because we remained faithful and positive.

I would encourage you to turn your problems into praise. Tell God how appreciative you are of Him being in your life. Applaud what He has done for you and how He has stayed with you. And expect to receive all the goodness Heaven can offer.

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you.

Dehydrated? August 26

 I received this long stem pink rose for my birthday while I was out having fun at Disney World. I had to leave the rose in the car for hours in the hot summer Florida sun and didn't get home until much later. I felt sorry for this rose, thinking it was going to die in the heat. The petals were falling off. It was so dehydrated and wilting and I was trying to enjoy the last few moments I had with this rose while I was driving back home.

Well, to my surprise…I put the rose in a vase of water and it came back alive again! It was amazing! Suddenly, the flower stood straight up, the petals grew soft and nearly opened up it's beauty. That flower that I thought was dead in the car just needed some water. For more than a week, that flower stayed on my counter and welcomed me home with its perfect blend of pink hues.

Let me ask you. Do you feel dehydrated? Has the stress of life just knocked all the passion out of your spirit? Do you feel like you have reached a "dry season" where there is no results from your efforts? Do you feel like you have an ineffective prayer life and you haven't heard from God in months? Do you feel empty?

I would encourage you to go back to God as your source of Living Water:

• Psalm 23:1-3 NIV: The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,  he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.

• Jeremiah 31:25 NIV: I will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.

I would encourage you to REST. to RELAX. to pace yourself. To not put so much pressure on yourself. And become immersed in the presence of God and restore your vitality for living.

You just need to be soaked in God's Word. Get away from your normal routine for a bit. Meditate on God's goodness. Embrace His love. Remind yourself that you are here for a reason and purpose and God has something amazing planned for you.

I pray for a refreshing anointing to come upon you where you feel renewed and washed with a new light and to live out your life with such Hope and beauty!

If there is anything you need prayer for, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Not a real one... August 20

 I remember the scene so well in the movie "Julie and Julia." Julie Powell was wondering how good she is at cooking...enough to write a cooking blog:

Julie: I'm not a real cook, like Julia Child or Mario Batali.

Eric: Julia Child wasn't always Julia Child.


Have you ever felt inadequate because you compare yourself to the greats? You almost feel...foolish for almost trying.

A self-published millionaire says this sound advice in his book "Six Figure Author: Using data to sell books" :

"Over time, your platform will grow. Keep learning, and adapting. Accept that this author career thing is a long-term investment. Neither Stephen King nor J.K. Rowling were household names at the start of their careers." - Chris Fox

You have to start somewhere. You may not be the name everyone knows right now. But in a few years…you might be. You don't know where your journey is going to take you. And if you don’t start now, you may never find out what could have been.

Let the icons inspire you. But be the unique YOU that offers the world something amazing! Don't deprive the world from your wonder. You are exceptional and no one else compares.

So… keep cooking, keep writing, keep acting, keep singing, keep working hard...because anything can happen from here! Who knows...YOU may be the next legendary figure people look to and the inspiration others will need.

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!

Write a better book. August 12

I was on a date night with my husband and we were watching this well-known comedian - who has appeared in several TV shows and movies - doing a live stand-up routine. I have always respected this actor, but that night, I was greatly disappointed and almost disturbed by his humor.

This comedian chose to use F-bombs, negativity and a near angry -reflection to his jokes that left me… uncomfortable.

Leaving the theater, I couldn't help but think of the words by Pastor Mark Batterson in his book "Chase the Lion": "I try to live by Michelangelo's maxim: Criticize by Creating. Quit complaining about what's wrong, and do something that makes a difference!

Write a better book

Start a better business

Create a better product

Run a better campaign

Draft a better bill

Produce a better movie

If you have an issue with what's going on, let's not just point out what's wrong, let's be the solution."

As much as I wanted to put down this famous comedian and go on and on about how much I disapproved of his performance, I decided that I want to be the one who does not bombard my audience with cuss words and inappropriate humor…that I can make it better.

I have absolutely no intention of being a stand-up comedian, but we all have a stage and a microphone of some sort, right? Especially if you have readers, followers, a fan base, watchers and are essentially in the public arena.

We can do our part to make things a little better, to leave this place more happy, to be part of the solution and not the problem.

I would encourage you, next time you find yourself off-guard and beyond appalled at a worldly media outlet…

Let's not give this world more negativity.

Stop criticizing and start creating!

What you have to offer is bright and beautiful and I will be the first one to look out for your unique masterpiece!

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. i would love to pray for you.

One Fan. August 6

There's an episode of the ABC show The Middle where Brick starts a FONT-cast (a podcast about different styles of fonts)

He only makes two podcasts and mentions he only has one fan. He dedicates his podcasts to his one fan and at the end of the episode, it turns out Brick's one fan was no other than Jimmy Kimmel who was very disappointed that he favorite font-cast was ending!


Production Assistant: You're out in five, Jimmy.

Jimmy Kimmel: Give me a minute, I just lost my favorite podcast. (looks at Assistant's cue cards)  What is that? Helvetica again? What a surprise. Can't throw in Century Gothic once in a while? What are we, animals?


I want to talk about the ONE FAN.

One person listening to a podcast doesn't seem like much. In fact, no one gets celebrity status over one reader, one follower or one fan.

But I'm not talking to those who want to be a celebrity. I'm talking to those who want to be an influencer.

And one person is valuable. It's an honor and a privilege to speak into someone's life, to share a message that connects with a reader, to engage someone to the point where they look at life a little differently and want to be a better person... because of you.

Your one fan may be someone with influence like Jimmy Kimmel or your one fan could be your sibling or school friend or co-worker. But remember, you are being an influence, whether you realize it or not. So watch what you do, choose your words wisely and be available to your one fan.

Because at the end of the day, whether you have thousands of followers or just one...you want to give out  individual attention so that all of your readers and followers feel like they are your one fan; make them feel  special and loved.

In the words of Brick Heck: "let your freak font fly!"

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you.

You could say that. July 29

 I was in a dark place one morning and thought to myself, "My dreams are never going to come true."

And God immediately spoke to my sprit and challenged me: "You could say that OR you can speak My Promises and let your faith in me work!"

So I am going to put my faith into action today and praise God regardless of what is happening around me:

I can say: God does not answer my prayers!

OR I can believe God’s Promise: "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them." - Psalm 145:18 - 19

I can say: I have no money! I have big bills due! My car is acting up (again!). I just can't seem to have enough to everything I need!

OR I can believe God’s Promise: "My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:19

I can say: I am feeling emotionally defeated and depressed. There is so much going on and I can't control it all

OR I can believe God’s Promise: "In everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:6-7

I can say: I'm not making a difference. Why even bother.

OR I can believe God’s Promise: "Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." - 1 Corinthians 15:58

Is there a Promise in God's Word you need to hold tight to? Let us not be quick to think negatively. God will show up and show off...sometimes when you least expect it!

If there's anything you need prayer for, let me know. I would love to pray for you.

Building the Kingdom. July 16

So I was watching a music video of a popular pop singer and I was very disappointed. The video showed a certain section of people to be idiotic and showed them acting like inferior beings.

Is that necessary?

Even for the sake and for the message of the video...did that singer really have to tear others down others to build up her message?

I see that also today on social media. Christians tearing down OTHER Believers. To me, that is absolutely unacceptable. We are all on the same side! Who cares if other ministries have a higher attendance or a bigger congregation or a more wide-spread outreach. Who cares! You let them build for Christ and you do the same with the resources you've been given. And if you feel like certain ministries may not be preaching with Biblical accuracy, then just pray for them...don't ruin their name by spreading your negativity.

Let's not tear others down to build ourselves up! Before you say something bad about someone else - whoever they are and whatever they believe - let's re-focus our attention on God's grace. If it weren't for Him, we wouldn't even be here! And let's not judge someone else's sin. I was just as bad before I found Christ! Thank goodness for God's gift of salvation and restoration. That's the beauty of Christ's Kingdom!

I'm tired of people knocking other people down. I'm tired of civil wars between Christians. Let's be a team. Let's fight for the side of good. Let's show love on every level. And let's pray for those who need it. Be available to God's people and practice grace.

“God, allow us the divine opportunity to inspire, motivate and encourage others. Show us, Lord, in the areas where we tear down others for our own gain. Help us in this so that no one faces our unnecessary negativity. Let our lives showcase YOU in every way. Thank you Lord for growing us in this area."

In the name of Jesus Christ!

If you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!


The Parking Spot. July 9

 I was watching Seinfeld and, well...I'll share the scene:


George: What about that spot I got?

Jerry: Yeah, that's a great spot.

George: You open the door to the car, boom, you walk right into the hospital. You can't beat that spot. I'm on a roll. I am just willing these great parking spots. In front of my house. In front of Jerry's building. Did I tell you about the spot in front of the post office?

Jerry: Yes.

George: I'm driving to the post office.

Jerry: (INTERRUPTING) George.

George: Maybe the baby would like to see my spot. A positive, uplifting message to start his life out with. You can still get a great space in this town - if you apply yourself.


-  - episode: The Bris



I'll  stop there. For those who are fans of the show...forget what happens a little later, and worse, what happens to George's car. For now, I want to focus on George's enthusiasm.

Why do we not have this much enthusiasm?

Good things happen to me ALL THE TIME. Close parking spots. Getting to work safely. Having the money to splurge on pizza and ice cream. Having the time and sit and watch a good movie. These are all very good things.

But why?

Why do I focus on the negativity? Why am I stressing about the large bill that's coming up in a few weeks. Why am I dreading work this morning? Why am I grumbling about cleaning the house? What am I doing?? Why am I putting too much emphasis on the bad? When really...shouldn't I be jumping up and down for ALL the good!!

I would encourage you....to enthusiastically celebrate ALL THE GOOD!! The little! The big! It's ALL GOOD!! And stop looking at the negativity.  Let's get into a spirit of praise and be so thankful for the close parking spot we found in the parking lot today.

if you need prayer for anything, let me know. I would love to pray for you!