Welcome to my blog. Where I share the breathings of my heart. My life stories, my experiences, my motivations, my inspirations, my downfalls, my successes, and everything in between. I am the mother of three beautiful girls who continuously show me what true love is. From the kindness of a smile from my oldest, to therapeutic and wise words from my middle child Kaitlin, to the sweetest hugs and kisses out of the blue from my littlest one Lily… without them, life would be incomplete. I am constantly on a journey to better myself; for others, mainly. Because… after all… life’s not about what’s in it for us, but what’s in us FOR OTHERS. God has shown me such amazing love through Him and I am forever in His graces and in His hands. If I can be of courage and good cheer to another soul…if I can offer kindness to a stranger… if I can comfort another… I do it through His love. Without Him, I am not whole. One more person saved in Jesus’ name is one reason I’m alive. My life’s passion is to comfort and counsel. My journey continues as I work towards my Doctorate at one of the most accredited and amazing schools for the MFT program in the world. Stay tuned throughout my journey as I live with purpose and passion for the Lord. ❤
Emotions are fickle. People are fickle. They are there one moment and the next they are gone. People say things they don’t mean. They lie to themselves. They are stuck in their own bubble. When you find true friends, keep them close. They are like family. They will make time for you at a moment’s notice. They will call you to check up on you. No matter how many times you get down even if it’s about the same thing, they’ll gently guide you and make you feel better always making time for a friend. They consider your feelings and emotions. They match deed to word. As much as we all have flaws as human beings, friends don’t just point out your flaws; they point out their own flaws, even sometimes doing so first. Friends remain focused in their life’s tasks, but all the while they still make time to lend an ear, a hand, but mostly their soul. Friends are not selfish. They are quick to apologize. They are gentle and slow to anger. They motivate you. They inspire you. They want the best for you and truly enjoy your presence. They make you feel appreciated always! They make it known that your time spent is appreciated and that your friendship is valued. They meet you half way. They give and expect nothing in return. They are consistent, they are trustworthy, they match deed to word, and they are THERE. The important thing to remember is we as humans cannot change people. But we observe and we make choices based off of that. Pray for those that cannot recognize how their behavior affects others. The important ones who truly value you and appreciate will make it known; especially before it’s too late. Life is short. Make it count…. Especially with people that matter and that love you.
In His Hands,
It is often debated in this world what the difference is between religion and a relationship with God.
By the standards of a dictionary, religion is : The belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, esp. a personal God or gods.
Let’s see what the definition of relationship is:
- The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.
- The state of being connected by blood or marriage.
I personally love the definition of relationship. The biggest keyword is “connected” and furthermore, “blood” is an even bigger keyword. I strive to have a relationship with my Savior and don’t really identify with a particular religion except to say that I am a Christ-believer.
My relationship with God is a superhuman connection by the blood of Jesus Christ. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
Religion can be very different than having a Relationship with God through Jesus Christ. God’s plan is not based on people’s efforts and good works, but is based on His amazing Love and amazing Grace for us. Once you experience and learn how to LOVE like Him, your relationship with the Lord will be strengthened, but moreover, your heart will be so full. I am so extremely blessed to have experienced this myself and since, I have never experienced life more abundantly, more passionately, and more purposefully. Take the leap of FAITH and remember, HE loves YOU and wants to hear from you every moment of every day.
“I (Jesus) am the way, the truth, and the life. No one may come to the Father except through me.” – John 14:6
“For by grace are you saved, through faith; and this not of your own, it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest any man should boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9