Gratitude over grumbling…

  “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. Isaiah 55:8 NKJV "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

We're all traveling on this journey, this pilgrim's progression. However, our passports aren't made up of a little book that one can pull out and show at every gate. Instead, I'm speaking about the passport that sits deep within us and is only visible by the Greatest Gatekeeper. We've been to and through places not … Continue reading

Beauty in Darkness

Valleys aren't always fun! But I believe that they're necessary. How else can we ascend the next peak? My dark valleys, like so many others, have all threatened to undo me. Whether the trial is an emotional journey of a broken heart/spirit or a battle of physical illness the circumstance through a bullhorn yelled, "you're done, … Continue reading Beauty in Darkness

Palm Sunday

Today we meditate on the Triumphal Entry of our Lord, into Jerusalem. Palm Sunday. Here is Jesus, equally man, equally God, riding in humbly on a lowly donkey. His mission, to save, restore, defeat, reconcile and complete.  To lay down His life that we may find life in Him. As I read through every account … Continue reading Palm Sunday

A Blossoming Breakthrough

Ever find yourself feeling restless, unsettled, distracted and disturbed? Worried-we fear, doubting- we react. We see pain, we feel sadness, and we want to be angry because anger feels strong! I have spent years letting my pain/hurt turn into anger. As time steals along, bitterness hardens a part of my heart, a part of my … Continue reading A Blossoming Breakthrough

I'm a hot-headed, Brooklyn raised, Puerto Rican. I grew up around sayings like, "Que nadie se ponga, conmigo" (Nobody, better mess or start with me!) and "God, don't like ugly!"  I spent many years living by those sayings and others that I don't find appropriate for this PG blog. Point being, you mess with me or mines, … Continue reading

And sometimes we cry

Not because we've lost faith. Not because we feel like God isn't there, or doesn't care. Not because we carry bitterness or unforgiveness. But simply, because it hurts. It hurts to watch your child, hurt. It hurts to come across old anniversary cards written by a now, stranger. It hurts to say goodbye to a … Continue reading And sometimes we cry

Him; Now

Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven... (Matthew 6:10) Often I daydream of Heaven. My eyes have been blessed to see just some of His creative beauty here on earth, yet I can only attempt to imagine the marvelous landscapes and vistas that await us. To think- not a … Continue reading Him; Now

Lies Women Believe…about themselves-Chapter 3

KEY POINTS What we believe about God is crucial because it affects what we believe about everything else. (turn to p. 64) If we have an impoverished view of God, we will become impoverished ourselves. (p. 64) Is the view of ourselves and our sense of worth determined by the input and opinions of others? … Continue reading Lies Women Believe…about themselves-Chapter 3

A Love that heals

During an intimate time of prayer and worship, the Lord began to speak into my heart. I cried out like David, search my heart O'Lord! He is a faithful Father and when He searches our hearts He brings to light what we have kept in darkness. He wants to free us from all of our … Continue reading A Love that heals