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Why It’s Hard To Find A Good Church To Attend

Have you ever wondered why it’s so hard to find a good church? Yes, it most likely would have the same message to spread, but how and what to do can often bring more distance to possible new followers of Christ. Church should always be a place of kind and welcoming sanctuary for all. It’s just how Jesus is.

I know I’ve experienced a few places where people just seem so ‘cold’ and distant. It really didn’t make me want to stick around. I even started to wonder if that was what Christ was all about. I felt very uncomfortable at those places.

Eventually, I discovered the truth. Jesus Christ is very welcoming to all. He wants everyone to feel loved, accepted, and comfortable.

Yes, I understand that the sizes of the churches could seem overwhelming. Believe me, I almost ran away from one because of its size alone (gotta love being introverted problems). But, something inside of me, decided to stay and I’m glad that I did. Size doesn’t matter. It’s the love that counts. The love that we share to others.
So, if you ever see anyone who you don’t know at church (whether if they’re sitting alone or not), acknowledge them. That brief moment could be a life changing experience. Love and welcome others just like Jesus has done for you.

God bless.

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Gratitude

Happy Thanksgiving y’all! ๐Ÿ˜Š 

Today is a day that we all should rejoice what we are truly grateful for and admire what we have. It’s definitely a reminder of looking into your life at what truly matters most whether you are surrounded by family or friends or neither. What you have, it could be the person/object that someone else is praying for.

So, keep this thought for any other day, not just the holiday season. We often take everything for granted and just wishing things were different. If we take a look around, ourselves, then most likely we realize how lucky we really are.

Do you have a home for shelter every night? It may not be the greatest or possibly too small, but it works. Not everyone has that luxury.

“This is a day that the Lord has made. We shall rejoice and be glad in it.”

Love what matters. Appreciate the little things.

Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! Don’t fret ๐Ÿ˜Š If you happen to burn the food (like I often do), it happens! It’s still edible and can still be enjoyable.

It’s all mind game ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Special Announcement

I have exciting news!!!

So I have been working extremely hard lately and I couldn’t wait to share the news: I will be opening up an Etsy shop!

My crafts will be on the market next week. You can expect unique can koozies, hats, and more! All of them handmade knitted works of art ๐Ÿ˜Š

Link will be provided shortly โ˜บ

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5 Things

Happy Fri-Yay everyone! ๐Ÿ˜Š it’s nearing the end of another glorious week and it still amazes me how fast this year is going. Thanksgiving is in (less than) TWO weeks!!! Crazy, right?

Well, these end of weeks moments I’d like to take a moment of gratitude of what happened through the week. My series (5 things) relates to 5 things which I am thankful of for this week. I try to really think about this because we all know how life can get. We often forget what our blessings are unfortunately.

My 5 includes the following:

1. The boy. Yes, you have guessed it, I do have a boyfriend. I am so glad to have him. Even though we do drive each other crazy constantly, I’m lucky to have him. He’s helped me out so much and I will forever be grateful. I looked upon this because as a dear friend of mine is now going through a breakup of her own. It’s making me realize how great my life really is.

2. God. Once again, He has proven me that He never leaves my side. Another trying week of stresses and letdowns, I know I can always lean onto Him for comfort and guidance. He gives me the peace and strength to continue.

3. Job. Hectic moments. Hectic people. Hectoc life. But, it provides food, shelter, and other necessities to get me by.

4. Sunny days. A reminder that after all of the storms that life gives us, sunshine is just a moment away. Be positive and keep moving forward.

5. Ability to see good in everything. We all have bad days and moments, but deep inside, there’s a good person. When we focus more on the positive, our lives begin to change. One of my favorite quotes happen to be “hope for the best; prepare for the worst.” We all know that bad things happen, but that won’t stop me from believing in the best of something while being prepared by a possible betrayal.

I would love to hear what your top 5 things that you are most thankful that happened through the week. They could be from both good and bad situations since every situation can have a learning experience attached.

God bless everyone. Shine the light for all to see.

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Don’t Forget

It’s Monday. A new day. A new week. A new you.

It’s time to rise up and shine! Be the warrior that you know you are. Be that light in the dark for others to see.

You can do anything that you set your mind to.

Focus. Believe. Keep moving forward with what you believe in.

Never forget who you are. You’ve got anything that gets handed to you. Don’t give up. You never know how close you really are.

Be you!

Love. Honor. Joy.

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Love Like Jesus

Jesus loved us so much that He died on the cross. He didn’t deserve that. We did. His death was the mission to wipe us clean from our sins. So, let’s live our lives for Him. We owe our lives to Him. He loves us dearly. He cares for us so much!

Never think of God as evil. God is good! He wants good for us! It’s the devil that wants us to be in pain and cause even more evil around the world. God encourages love and kindness and serving others as importance. Lean on God for guidance. See all the blessings that He has placed in your life. Talk to Him about your sins and struggles with life. Let Him handle those stresses. He wants us to be happy and have a good life.

He loves us so much! Let us love others the same way no matter what the situation is.

Spread love, not hate. God is good! God is love!

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Prayer Circle

I believe we need another prayer circle on here. There is too much craziness and chaos going on in the world and we would just need to pray at this moment. Who’s with me? I’ll start it out. I will list out my items for prayer and concerns for this morning. I hope you would follow through with me. Let’s all get together and pray. He is listening.

1. My strength and guidance to get through this crazy thing called life through Jesus Christ.

2. People of Puerto Rico. They have been hit hard by hurricane Maria and it just breaks my heart. Pray for them to find comfort and peace as they try to relive their lives again. Pray for them to receive all that they need as they rebuild their community. Pray for love through this.

Let’s keep this going, shall we? Feel free to leave your prayers in the comments (or even message me your thoughts and prayers if you would like to keep quiet) and I will pray for whatever is on your mind.

God bless everyone! You are loved!

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Tuesday Thoughts

You matter.

Take a look around. Realize how blessed you really are. Puerto Rico has been hit hard by hurricane Maria and I can’t imagine how they are handling things down there. What I can do is pray and looking at my own life. I’m lucky. I’m blessed. My problems don’t even seem like problems compared to what’s happening.

Life is chaotic. If you’re having a bad day, chances are that at least one other person is having a worse day. So, keep your head up, and move forward.

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New YouTuber????

Is that right?!?!?! I joined YouTube?????

Yes, it is correct. I am continuing my journey on spreading the Gospel and living the life that God has intended us to live: by following Him. Also, I will post updates about my financial journey on becoming debt free and my frugal life. We are not meant to live a life of debt and I will be fighting it until it’s paid off for good.

I hope you enjoy my new venture, but don’t worry, I will still be active on this Website. This won’t be going anywhere! I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope you all are having a beautiful weekend. Don’t forget to smile big and proud. You never know who is watching.

Stay tuned for daily videos. Click here for my YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGwPZGTa3sGjKvCwHfqPwA/featured

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What God Thinks About Debt and Finances

In today’s society, we have grown accustomed about debt being normal. Credit cards, student loans,ย mortgages, and more have been taken over our households. This can’t be what life is supposed to be like forever, right? I believe God wants us to be free especially with our finances. I keep finding myself going back to these Bible verses whenever I try to work on my own finances:

Proverbs 6:1-5

“My child, if you have put up security for a friend’s debt or agreed to guarantee the debt of a stranger – if you have trapped yourself by your agreement and are caught by what you said – follow my advice and save yourself, for you have placed yourself at your friend’s mercy. Now swallow your pride; go and beg to have your name erased. Don’t put it off; do it now! Don’t rest until you do. Save yourself like a gazelle escaping from a hunter, like a bird fleeing from a net.”

This verse could have a totally different meaning that what I think it is, but it’s just what helps me out when times get tough. We are not meant for all sorts of debts onto our names. We need to be compassionate and caring with our finances. So, go! Hurry up! Be careful to who you give your money to even to people who you think you’d trust.

Society’s norm has taken over many households. Our names are scattered across many companies who are eager to take money from our hard-earned paychecks without a care in the world!

God wants us to be free. Let’s take charge of our own finances and be the boss to overcome financial burdens. Finances don’t have to be stressful. Anything is possible with God on our sides. Take action and conquer any debt.ย Flee from the burdens which the society says what normal is. Follow what God intended us to have for our lives.

Never give up. Financial freedom and independence can be closer than you might think.

Have faith and follow through.