Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year, New Life? :)

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
-- Philippians 4:13 (King James Version)

ALL things are possible with God!

Dear blog readers,

May you go forth into the New Year 2011 with renewed hope, a foundation of faith and trust in the One who made the universe and loves you passionately-- so much that He sent His only Son (Jesus Christ) to die for you then rise again and serve as your High Priest in Heaven. Know that God loves you and that when you put your faith in HIM, all things are possible. 

Ask God to help you make more than New Year's resolutions-- invite Jesus to live in your heart, shine through your life and bring others to know Christ. Know that great things happen when you serve God! He loves you like His own child and He can give you more than the moon-- He can save your soul and give you eternity.

In closing, I'd like to share with you lyrics from "The Words I Would Say" by Sidewalk Prophets:

"Be strong in the Lord/And never give up hope/You're going to do great things/I already know/God's got His hand on you/So don't live life in fear/Forgive and forget/But don't forget why you're here..."

God has a purpose and plan for every single human living on our planet Earth. I'd like to encourage you to spend time with God this year. He's just a prayer away! :) Ask Him to reveal His will for your life, then step out on faith and let God lead you into a beautiful future.

Best wishes!



Sunday, December 26, 2010

Team Hoyt...A beautiful reminder of God's love for us

A beautiful, heroic, real-life reminder of God's heart for humanity and how He's our one constant in life...our one True Friend whose love is unfailing, our Lord whose mercies are new every morning, our Redeemer who forgives and sets us free from our sin, and our Creator who knows us better than we (or even our biological parents) know ourselves.

Be blessed.



P.S._ For more information on Team Hoyt (the father and son team featured in this video), visit their official website via,

The Great Commission

Dear blog readers,

Did you know that you have a mission in life?

It's known in Scripture as "The Great Commission" and it's from Jesus Christ!

Originally given to His disciples of Bible days, it's a message that still holds true today for all of God's disciples (those who profess faith in Him and are baptized, seek Him and want to do His will).

You can read all about it in the Bible book of Matthew, Chapter 28, verses 16 to 20.

Here's what it says (read in King James Version): "Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

An excerpt from the "true identity: The Bible for Women...becoming who you are in Christ" (New International Version)...
"At Issue: Purpose in life": Jesus' "Great Commission" has four simple points:
1) Go and make disciples.
2) Baptize them to show they belong to God's family. 
3) Teach them to obey God's commands.
4) Know that Christ is with you as you do this. 

This was Jesus' final charge to the followers-- including us. Is this your mission in life? This is God's purpose for you with your children. It's your purpose in your workplace. It's your purpose in your neighborhood, with your friends, in your world. Ask God to show you what part you can have in fulfilling his call.

Multimedia Message:
Steven Curtis Chapman- For The Sake of the Call

Uplift from Alexis:

A New Year is on the horizon. New opportunities to grow in your spiritual journey with Jesus Christ happen every day. May we learn to truly "carpe diem" ("Seize the day") when it comes to finding, growing and sharing our faith in God. 

The Bible says, "Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;great is your faithfulness." -- Lamentations 3:22-23 (New International Version,

May God bless you and keep you in 2011 and always!



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Counting my blessings...

Dear blog readers,

There's this wonderful book on my Christmas wish list which I plan to read. It's called "One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are," written by Ann Voskamp.

After reading much great review about it, my mind has been uplifted and challenged to pay closer attention to the everyday blessings in my life. 

There's a song in celebration of this holiday season whose lyrics declare exuberantly, "Tis the season to be jolly..." and you know how the tune goes. But have we paused to ponder a greater truth such as, "Tis the season to be grateful?"

I'd like to leave a few comments of my own on what and who I'm grateful for this holiday season and always...I challenge you to do the same :)...

* Christmas lights-- they're so beautiful, they quite literally "light up my life".
* The Father of Lights (God)...He saves my soul.
* The Star of Bethlehem (Jesus Christ)...He's given me a blessed life.
* The Comforter (The Holy Spirit)...He leads me into all Truth.
* Family who love me (they're the best)!
* Friends who care about me (they're sweet and supportive).
* Holiday movies that warm your heart and make you dream of a better world.
* Innovative blogs by my favorite authors, musicians and Christian speakers worldwide
* The basic necessities of life (food, shelter, love, family, friends, transportation, a j-o-b)
* Adorable animals (deer, cats, doves, etc.)
* Beautiful roses and all florals that soften the heart :)
* The gift of writing
* The heart of teaching
* Church and the Christians who call it home
* God's promises
* The promise of the soon return of Jesus Christ and ushering in of eternity void of strife

What are you grateful for today?

May God bless you!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

A beautiful poem celebrating God's gift to humanity

Into the world came...
God's purest Light to show us the way;

God's perfect Savior to free us from sin;

God's tender Shepherd to care for our needs;

God's sure Foundation to make us secure;

God's fullest Joy to give us a song;

God's broken Bread to satisfy our hunger;

God's conquering King to rule in our hearts;

God's healing Fountain to make us whole;

God's highest Purpose to fulfill our longings;

God's quieting Peace to bring us rest;

God's redeeming Love to make us His own.

They will call him Immanuel, which means "God is with us."

Matthew 1:23 NLT

- Written by Roy Lessin

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Christmas Wish Come True

Dear blog readers,

See how God works?

When you least expect it, He comes through for you.

God is never late in answering our prayers and following through with His promises because He keeps His Word. 

I hope and pray that we all may keep the faith and inspire others to believe in miracles because God still delivers! He is Almighty, Eternal and True!

May your hearts rest in the blessed assurance of His love.

May your minds be renewed (Romans 12:1-2) day-to-day as you experience His endless grace and everlasting love for you.

God rest ye merry gentlemen and ladies this Christmastime and always!



God works in mysterious ways...

An insightful, Bible-based take on weight and food by one of my favorite authors, Lysa TerKeurst:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

God knows exactly what we need

If our greatest need had been information,
God would have sent us an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology,
God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money,
God would have sent us an economist.
If our greatest need had been pleasure,
God would have sent us an entertainer.
But our greatest need was forgiveness,
so God sent us a Saviour.
-Roy Lessin

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

More than a story

Dear blog readers,

We live in a land of stories and fables taught to us since childhood. Movies are a world-renown, highly favored form of entertainment and everyone dreams of how life "could be" if they were writing the story. BUT have we paused to think about the greatest story ever told?

This story is REAL. It truly did happen and guess what? It's still unfolding AND we each have a unique and valuable role to play in this unrivaled script!

In case you haven't already guessed, the story is Life or Human History if you may. It started with Adam and Eve, the first humans created by God and the Mother and Father (first parents) of all of us in the world. Ever want to trace back your history? Make it simple, read the Bible and see that our family tree begins with Adam and Eve.

I believe that the story of Jesus Christ is the BEST story we will ever hear in our human lives because it's a story with not only a beautiful ending, but a promise of eternity.

My prayer for you this holiday season and always is that you may come to know God for yourselves, accept Jesus as your Savior, Redeemer and Friend. May you realize your vital role in human history and carry it out according to God's will, plan and purpose for your life (Jeremiah 29:11, Psalm 139:16).

God LOVES you! I mean it and it's TRUE (Read John 3:16 if you don't believe me).

I pray that God will open your eyes to His care, your ears to the Holy Spirit's guidance and your heart to His Love. :)

May God bless you not only this Christmas, but forevermore.



“[The Word Became Flesh] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” - John 1:1-2, 14