Last night before I went to sleep, for some reason I was thinking about the incredible gift that every person is to the world. There is only one you. Only you can offer your kindness, talents, your heart, your voice, and generosity. Once we depart from this earth, the world will never have another you.

Thinking about this really encourages me to spread more kindness, love, faith through Jesus, and more. Wasting precious days on earth being inconsiderate, rude and selfish only hinders the opportunity to share the love of Jesus and sharing God’s Word to people which can change their life.

God sees our actions, and we will realize and see all of the people, animals and our world we interact with which has been either positively or negatively affected by us once we meet Jesus. We only get once chance to get into Heaven. Let us press toward the goal of hearing from God- “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:21.

My prayer is that everyone realizes the incredible gift they can offer to the world. ?”Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” Ephesians 5:15-17. ???

With all the natural disasters going on in the world right now, I want to share my thoughts. It is not impossible that Revelation could be unfolding. I am of course not sure when it will happen- whether it’s tomorrow, or 100 years from now. Jesus Christ’s second coming is unknown, Only the Father knows.

And yes, the earth has always experienced earthquakes and tornadoes- but in my life experience so far I have never seen one natural disaster after the next. Deadly hurricane Irma wiping out many Caribbean islands- Hurricane Harvey destroying parts of Texas and many lives lost. Massive fires in Montana and Oregon. A large earthquake in Mexico shortly after. These are some of the biggest natural disasters (as we all know) that have been happening only this year.

In addition, I had a God- incidence in 2010, when I was reading the book of Revelation, holding the Bible in my hand, and then right after I walked in to a store. On the TV was a show about Revelation, and I was shocked at the exact timing. Maybe God was showing me that what I was reading was the right thing He wanted me to do, and a sign it was important. (I believe it was a sign.)

All I know is that truly no one or city is immune, and we must all be prepared. Physically, and spiritually.
Because we just don’t know. Praying for everyone’s salvation, please accept Jesus Christ now. I’m also praying for safety for everyone. ??❤️
Matthew 24:6-7 “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.”

One of your favorite places to stay and travel to is at the hotel called the One and Only Palmilla, located in Cabo. The hotel and grounds are so beautiful- everywhere you look there are beautiful trees, flowers, and amazingly friendly staff. Even when they greet you in person they place their hand on their heart and nod to you. It’s so wonderful and makes you really feel special! Here are some photos from our trip. Hope you enjoy! Xo

I was listening to Pastor Rick Warren’s podcast today and was so moved. Because it was such a great message, I want to share it here. Love. True and Godly Love is more than a feeling we get, or something we are even fond of. True and deep love is a choice we get to make each day. To demonstrate love (in kindness in action) toward a stranger we may encounter, to our family and friends, and to everyone we meet- It is always the easy thing to love other people who love us- but the true measure of character is how we respond and show love to the person who we might annoyed with, or even not like. The 2nd greatest commandment Jesus says is “to love your neighbor as yourself.” We might know this because it’s true and we have read it a lot- and theoretically; but it’s a whole other thing in CHOOSING to love people we encounter in our every day lives- people who might be rude, or arrogant, or selfish. Often the “unlovable” people, are those that need love the most. As Christians we can be real quick to point out others’ differences- they don’t have the same political views, they follow a different doctrine, they have a sinful past- but God says in 1 Corinthians 16:14 that “Everything you do must be done WITH love.” That means being gracious and loving to someone in your life you don’t agree with- the rude driver on the road, perhaps an unkind sales clerk who helps you at a store, or just someone you meet that you don’t relate with. Everyone has a struggle and a story- and everyone just wants to be accepted, and feel loved. Of course we are imperfect and can’t always love perfectly- but that is why we are so blessed to make the choice to receive Jesus’ grace. My prayer is that we remember to demonstrate love with the people we meet and who are already in our lives. I also highly recommend listening to Pastor Rick’s podcasts. You can listen to them while you drive or are doing work. ?(and I thought what better way to post love online than macaroons and flowers ??- picture from unsplash.com) God bless. ??xo

When you are searching for happiness, fulfillment or purpose- many books and countless authors claim that the way for you to achieve happiness is to look inside yourself- change your thoughts, change your mindset, change your attitude, and the list goes on. Why this is dangerous is because if you only look inside yourself, you will continually feel empty, unfulfilled, and lost. When you only rely on your feelings and thoughts, they will disappoint you- because what if you’re having a bad day- or you are having trouble thinking about something positive? You might become worried that if you aren’t thinking the right thoughts, something bad will happen to you. Trust me, I’ve been there. It is all too easy to become fixated on thinking “the right thoughts” instead of relying on God’s grace, His Word, and security. The Bible says,

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1.

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5

However, God wants us to use our actions to glorify HIM, which in turn will set us on the right path, the best one that God has for us. Of course we will make mistakes along the way, but that is where Jesus’ grace comes in.

Instead of relying on your own strength to change your thoughts, dig in to God’s Word, or try reading a book which can help grow your faith. Here are a few that I love:

“Fervent: A Woman’s Battle Plan to Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer” By Priscilla Shirer

“The Purpose Driven Life” By Rick Warren. (One of my favorites!)

“The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism” By Timothy Keller.

Remember that God has the best plan for your life, and the only way to lasting fulfillment is to start trusting in HIM and not thinking the right thoughts.

I can’t believe it has already been four years since our little cutie Elijah was born! He is such a wonderful, smart, empathetic, loving, and funny boy! We thank God every day for our child. However we definitely have tougher days where Elijah can be challenging, and it can require strong parenting! He is a strong-willed child, so we have to have strong boundaries. I hope you enjoy the pics! xoxo