Makes Sense to Me

Makes Sense to Me

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the ...

31 Journal Prompts for Renewing Your mind & Starting over Again (December)

31 Journal Prompts for Renewing Your mind & Starting over Again (December)

Well, here’s to 2018’s homestretch. I believe each year gets better and better ...

30 Journal Prompts for Producing a Grateful Heart (November)

30 Journal Prompts for Producing a Grateful Heart (November)

I wasn’t as grateful as I had always thought I was. The LORD revealed to me how much more I ...

3 Reasons why Temptations are good for You

3 Reasons why Temptations are good for You

Have you ever gifted someone something that you later on asked to be returned you? Similarly, when ...

31 Journal Prompts for Living in God’s Will (October)

31 Journal Prompts for Living in God’s Will (October)

What believer doesn’t ever question God if what they’re doing is still in His will? Even if ...

Character/Integrity, Temptations, the Full Armor of God

Character/Integrity, Temptations, the Full Armor of God

Matthew 5:28 ‘Do not let your heart turn to her ways ’ Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard ...

Makes Sense to Me

Makes Sense to Me

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop ...

WHY PRAY?: 5 Benefits of Prayer

WHY PRAY?: 5 Benefits of Prayer

I got prayer all wrong in the past. I thought if I prayed and focused long enough for something ...

30 Journal Prompts for the Sinful Heart (September)

30 Journal Prompts for the Sinful Heart (September)

From time to time God shows me there are quite some very distraught spirits here. I know our hearts ...

KEEP WALKING

KEEP WALKING

I remember being 12 years old and thinking “When I’m 16, I’ll have my first ...

31 Journal Prompts for Boosting your Confidence (August)

31 Journal Prompts for Boosting your Confidence (August)

Confidence is something I thought I always lacked. And then I realized all I had to do was let life ...

ANXIETY SERIES – VLOGS

ANXIETY SERIES – VLOGS

I received an anonymous question a few months back on God first God always. Do you think if a ...

31 Journal Prompts for Managing Anxiety & Depression (July)

31 Journal Prompts for Managing Anxiety & Depression (July)

Anxiety is a hot topic, at least on God first God always it is. I get prayer requests about it ...

FAITH & FOOD (Devotional)

FAITH & FOOD (Devotional)

Matthew 6:24-34 – ”No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the ...

30 Journal Prompts for Loving God, Loving Others, & Loving Yourself (June)

30 Journal Prompts for Loving God, Loving Others, & Loving Yourself (June)

Need a little love in your heart? I once heard a brother in church say, “Where there are ...

He Gave Me Gladness

He Gave Me Gladness

At His feet I cried, I came empty handed,  He bled for me and died so violently, broken ...

Why Health

Why Health

Home Improvement was one of my favorite TV shows in the 90s. The middle kid, Randy, was my biggest ...

Gratitude is a Saving Grace

Gratitude is a Saving Grace

Ever felt like you were just stuck in the dumps? All you had to do was snap out of it. Easier said ...

GOD’S PEACE | HUMILITY

GOD’S PEACE | HUMILITY

Being humble is good. It brings you to places that has your mind and heart expecting ...

Love, Love, Love!

Love, Love, Love!

In life, you will not go far if it isn’t God’s guidance and wisdom you desire. Desiring Him ...

Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

When you are aware that good things are often flowing into your life, your heart is always prepared ...

Sorrows Into Joy

Sorrows Into Joy

  Even after all these years of being a Christian, I still struggle with trust. In all my ...

My Peace of Mind

My Peace of Mind

View this painting in my ART GALLERY. Original art. 20″ x 24″ Oil on canvas. I painted this ...

The Best Version of You is In Christ

The Best Version of You is In Christ

Jesus Christ is your best friend. The more you spend time with Him, the more you become like Him. ...

Thoughts

Thoughts

The first few words and sentences that you allow to enter your mind has a great impact on how ...

How He Transforms Lives

How He Transforms Lives

If you’ve noticed lately that things have been causing you grief because nothing is going ...

You Are the One

You Are the One

  Lord, I come to You because I want to learn more about You. You are the Bread of Life. I ...

God’s Confidence

God’s confidence is a bold and peaceful assurance. He gives it to those who genuinely seek to ...

My Birthday Adventure

My Birthday Adventure

My boyfriend, David flew in from L.A. last Thursday. We bowled that night with his older brother ...

Unusual Dream

Unusual Dream

The other night I had a dream. I was driving a truck pretty fast on a pretty empty freeway. I ...

Made In His Image

The first 10-20 minutes of your morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. I’ll be honest, I ...

Lace Up

Lace Up

Father God, I love focusing on You. I know I don’t do it all the time, but when I do I remember ...

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Lord, Your will says to keep my heart focused on You. I’ve invited You in, so now open the eyes ...

Heart of Worship

Heart of Worship

  I believe we are, some more than others thirsty for truth. The ones who are the least aware ...

What’s Your Zodiac Sign?

What’s Your Zodiac Sign?

Astrology, horoscopes, zodiac signs. For 15 years, I was all about that. I actually became somewhat ...

The Purpose of Prayer

The Purpose of Prayer

One of my favorite daily devotional books is called My Utmost For His Highest. It sums up ...

Thank You

Thank You

It’s one thing to know I am alive. But to know Your presence, I am aware of the Holy Spirit ...

Take It All

Take It All

I see a change in the way my day goes. I see change in my attitude. I see change in the way I pray. ...

God Confidence

God Confidence

I realize as a Christian there’s a big difference between self-confidence and God confidence. My ...

Your Grace is Amazing

Your grace is perfect, just like Your love. It’s amazing. I am alive only because of Your grace. ...

Your Joy is My Strength

It’s true Lord, Your joy is my strength. When I am able to give others joy, a lot of the time ...

GET UP!

Reminders on my bedroom ceiling. The first 10-20 minutes of your morning sets the tone for the rest ...

When I Stray Away from You

When I stray away from You… I become prideful and arrogant I become rude and spiteful I ...

Take my Heart

Thank You for this heart Lord. It keeps returning to You. It acknowledges I have a relationship ...

Sing Praises

Lord, Father, King of all kings, show/teach me the songs I should be singing. The mainstream beats ...

Change Me

  Forget about wanting your surroundings to change. Focus on the Creator. Want Him more. He ...

Officially Members

It’s been a month and a half since my family have been members of our church. I’m proud of my ...

Spiritual Spankings!

I’m glad I have struggles. They are just that. Struggles. What doesn’t kill me only ...

20 Ways to Show You Care

20 Ways to Show You Care

Life can make us so busy at times that we often forget about making our loved ones feel special. ...

I Deserved It

I’ve been hitting the same wall several times lately. Not literally. No. I’m talking about the ...

I Praise His Name

I say His name, the mighty name of Jesus, I shout His name in all the Earth! I sing His name, ...

Heart for God

My heart as it beats oh Lord, Let it play in tune with Yours While I focus on Your Word, Let it ...

Keeper of My Heart

Father God, You keep tugging at my heart until it’s clear I must surrender again. Every ...

You You You

I anticipate the day. So many things surround me that are beautiful. And they all come from You. ...

Makes Sense to Me

Makes Sense to Me

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” Albert Einstein Let ...

What is it You Want?

What is it You Want?

I spent the first eight years of my life in quite a corrupt, yet humble country. But we had joy in ...

Look to God

I look to You, no other One No higher god but Thee, And in my heart, You’ll see Your Son Is ...

My Words Are Nothing Without You

Father in Heaven, I present this heart and mind to You again. Allow my words to communicate love ...

He Holds the Key (Jesus is The Key – written in 2013)

He Holds the Key (Jesus is The Key – written in 2013)

Three years of being single is the best thing I’ve ever done for myself, next to learning how ...

The Sun is Out, No Need to Pout

A day so new should make you shout! In joy, not fear, nor pain, and doubt Sing songs of praise, ...

Being Godzilla is Not Godlike

I am a complicated person. I battle with frustration, irritability, anger, anxiety. Call it what ...

Your Love is My Strength

I am only strong by Your love my Lord. I rise to use this strength to give it all to You. I ask for ...

Angels Among Us?

It was a clear Saturday, afternoon. My parents were out doing errands, and my sister was antsy ...

Right Relationship

  How great it is to praise Your name Oh Christ, I sing How great it is for me You came, How ...

I Want You

Father in Heaven, You breathed another day into life. And I take part in it as I recognize Your ...

Joy

Joy’s laugh is contagious, An infection called “vivacious” Her spirit keeps ...

Isaac’s Race

I have a brother who laughs with great confidence. In fact his name means “One who makes me ...

God Bless Your Success

Growing up, I was taught that you can only have success if you’re either a nurse, a doctor, a ...

Better.Bigger.Bolder.Believer.

I believe in the word ‘believe’ because it gives profound meaning to my confidence. This I ...

I Run to You

I want to praise You as early as I can because it’s an urgency in my heart to please You. I ...

Not Members Yet

Tomorrow is Sunday again. Again I’m reminded that worry runs in my family and my father ...

Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt

View this artwork in my Gallery. I copied straight off of a printed photograph taken by a good ...

Morning Meditation

Another day is here. I am given another chance to better my relationships with family and friends. ...

Makes Sense To Me

Makes Sense To Me

  “Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is freedom.” ...

Drunk in the Holy Spirit

It’s 9:04 pm and I’m suppose to be at the MGM Grand Hotel having shots with friends and ...

Blind

She had about her an air of innocence, Whenever she did breathe this golden silence You’d be ...

It’s Alright to Have a Mr. Right List

So, I see where I’m at in my walk with God. Since He loves me so much, He only wants ...

You Are The Potter, I Am The Clay

You Are The Potter, I Am The Clay

  It feels like it’s been forever since the last, last time I took an art class. It was ...

Maker Of My Name (2013)

Maker Of My Name (2013)

  Years ago, I looked up the meaning of my name. The best I could find was ...

Forgive As You Have Been Forgiven (My Testimony – published on 2013)

Forgive As You Have Been Forgiven (My Testimony – published on 2013)

5 years ago, I left my family. A year after moving out of Los Angeles, I just had enough of Las ...

I Love You. Good Morning.

I am so glad to be in love with You my Lord. Let my heart be one with Yours and only allow it to ...

I Surrender

I’ve wasted so many years my Lord. Half of me regrets, but the other says “Everything ...

Matthew 22: 37-39

This is the beginning of my transparency. Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all ...

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