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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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Are Christians Perfect?

Hmm…let me think this through…no!

I don’t know any Christians who think they are perfect or close to. Just because we believe in God and His ways does not mean we’re perfect by any means. God is the only perfect one.

If we were perfect, then we wouldn’t be struggling in every day life. Finances, emotions, and every battle we often come across on a daily basis.

With all of my struggles and tests I still find myself going through now, I’m surprised that God hasn’t given up on me it, but I will forever be grateful. It makes me lean on Him even more which is exactly what we should be doing anyway.

So, no, I am far away from perfection. I am a work-in-progress constantly saying no to demons and trying my best to focus on the Lord. What helps me through the battles is “What Would Jesus Do” in these situations? This usually calms me down.

There is nothing on earth that is close to perfection.

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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 🙂

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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Don’t Waste Your Life

What are you going to remember at the end of your life? Most 90 year olds say that they worked too much without enjoying their lives more. Please think carefully. Life is a truly precious thing. It is way too short. Never miss opportunities that matter most.

Just keep praying and asking God what the plan is for your life. We are meant to embrace life with love and faith and courage. Don’t give in to what society says to do.

Live life to the fullest with love and compassion. Pray. Have that deep connection with God and Jesus. They know what’s best.

So, get out of debt as soon as you can. Enjoy every little moment you have. You never know what’s around the corner. Let’s live the life we are meant to live through Christ.

What will you remember in 50 years?

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5 Things

It’s Friday!!!!! Or Fri-Yay as many of you probably already know 🙂

I will be starting a new series called “5 Things”. It will reflect 5 things that I am truly grateful for and appreciate every week. Once a week I will share what brought me extreme gratitude during this crazy thing called life. 

My 5 things are:

1. God. This might seem really obvious, but over the past couple weeks, I have felt very low of myself with little hope and faith of my future. This week changed. I feel so renewed and know that God is right beside me cheering me on and telling myself to never give up. If you ever feel alone, just have a moment and read the Bible and to pray. Don’t give up hope. Keep on believing and moving forward. Don’t let the demons win.

2. Ability to drive. Yes, traffic and the long routes can certainly be a pain, but having the freedom to get up and go drive somewhere just because you want to is an amazing feeling. I kmow others who can’t due to disabilities and I realize their frustrations of not being able to drive and always having to rely on others for a ride. There is more freedom than what we think. Enjoy what you CAN do.

3. Ability to pay bills. Not exactly the best thing in the planet, but a necessity of life. I may not have the greatest life, but I’m glad that I have the ability to provide for myself. I have shelter. I have food. Every month without any assistance. It’s a great feeling.

4. My health. I experienced a headache earlier. I disliked it and wished it would just go away!! But, after thinking it over, I am glad for it. It was just a minor and temporary issue. There are many people going through much more worse health issues so who am I to complain? I don’t have cancer. I’m not diabetic. I don’t have any disorders. I’m good. I’m healthy. Life is good.

5. Changing of seasons. October is here already. Autumn started recently and it’s amazing to see the leaves start changing colors. It’s nice to still be able to see the different seasons. Many die daily or at least stuck indoors for various reasons. It’s nice to experience these changes while I still can.

Life can get complicated and messy, but there is always good in every situation. Take a look around. What brings you gratitude for this week?

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Wednesday

You made it!!! Congratulations!!!! You made it through half of the week!! 🙂

It’s getting closer to Friday which everyone loves, but I’d say, just enjoy the moment now no matter what you’re in. When you wish for Friday, someone else won’t live then. So, embrace what you have daily with much appreciation and gratitude. We never know what’s around the corner.

“Live. Life. Love.”

Be unique. Be You.