Friday, February 26, 2016

Be Peace

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you made some wrong choices? What did you do in that moment or after the fact?  Did you repent?  If other people were involved, did you seek forgiveness?  Did you admit to God, yourself, and others your wrong doings? 

"So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin." James 4:17

It's hard to humble ourselves and admit our wrong doings and it is also hard to humble ourselves and ask others or even God for forgiveness.  Admitting we are wrong makes our pride wall go up and we do not want to put it down!  We are afraid that others will view us badly or look down at us.  We tend to get so concerned with the judgement of people that we forget who's judgement can destroy a land.  God's wrath is real and He still holds people accountable for actions.

Peace is connected to humbleness and when we can humble ourselves to others and to even ourselves, wow, the peace that follows that humbleness is amazing! God honors the moments in life when we can humble ourselves, admit our wrongs, and seek forgiveness. He shows us grace and allows a shift to happen in our lives.  He allows growth and change to happen in us and this growth empowers us to do life differently.  That one moment of humbleness and repentance can change our whole lives forever!!

Never underestimate the power small moments have in our lives.  A small moment of ego; whether it is trying to prove you are right and somebody else is wrong, or refusing to admit your wrongdoings, or putting blame on other people and not allowing yourself to grow in a situation are small moments that if not handled Godly, can keep us stagnant in life.  These moments and small events in our life are HUGE!  God doesn't care about our reputation as much as He cares about our character.  He will use these moments to evaluate where our heart really is and if we are ready for His movement in our lives.

A small incident or event in our life where we do not show humbleness and shadow our wrongs with ego and immaturity WILL have a lasting effect on our journey!  When we encounter grace and humbleness, we can't help but to change inside and to open the doors to God's goodness.  The grace of God empowers us to be radically changed but we have to step aside from ourselves. We have to be willing to release the ego and allow our hearts to be kind, honest, and pure.  

What is holding you back from that freedom?  Is it a small argument with a friend or a family member?  Somebody within your church family?  Is it a reaction to a spouse or a child? What decisions whether big or tiny are keeping you from God's complete goodness in your life? Ask Him, pray about it and follow His lead.  Do not let arrogance, fear, or ignorance keep you from doing what is right!  Obedience is not easy but it is worth it!

What is the soul of your existence?  If it's Jesus then be love today.  Be humble. Be graceful.  Be kind.  Be peace. 

He Was Adopted By Him

I'm so thankful for the people in my life.  I'm thankful for the women who pour into me and help me to be the woman of God He created me to be!!  The past month has been such an awesome month of growth!  What started out to be a season of pain, anger, confusion, and grief..... has turned out to be a season of so much beauty in my life.  The things of God that I have experienced in this season is breathtaking!  Losing my baby boy was tragic and painful but I KNOW he is being raised by the truly number one Daddy, our Heavenly Father!  What a blessing for him, right!?  He is going to be playing catch with Him and be raised by Him.  He will also be able to see loved ones who have passed on before us.  I imagine my grandmother making him tortillas and eggs right now and telling him, "this is how your mother liked her eggs when she was a child."  I imagine my cousins, Raul and Rachel, sharing fun stories of our growing up.  Oh what a ball they will have in heaven and one day, I will get to join them!  Until then, I will hold on to the blessing and honor of being his mommy!  

"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure."  Ephesians 1:5

Ephesians 1:5 tells us that He took great pleasure in adopting us.  Wow!  If He takes great pleasure in adopting us when we are sinful here on earth, I can't even imagine the pleasure He has in adopting unborn babies who do not have one drop of sin in them!  

"But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14

Do I still hurt and yearn to hold that baby of mine?  Absolutely!  But I am comforted with knowing that he is being held by the ultimate Father! 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Saturday 6 - Valentine's, Marriage, Girlfriends, Golf, And The City

Saturday Six Number One:


Saturday Six Number Two:

I get to see my girl's tonight for our third annual GirlfriendsValentine's.

Saturday Six Number Three:

Hubby and I are GOLFING tomorrow for Valentine's Day.....YES, he knows the way to my heart, a club and a golf ball!

Saturday Six Number Four:

I haven't picked up my camera in a while and today I get to take cheer pictures of my little cousin! So super excited to take pictures of this precious season in her life! 

Saturday Six Number Five:

I miss New York City. 

If I could relive the whole week of our wedding week and wedding day in New York City, I would!  I love the city more than anybody will ever understand!

Saturday Six Number Six:

Speaking of.......hubby and I are about to celebrate our first wedding anniversary!!!!!! AAAAHHHHHH!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Breakfast Criminals - Ebook Review
Wow!  This ebook is a game changer!!!  If you are looking for vegan-friendly breakfast recipes, you have got to check this ebook out NOW!