The gem cannot be polished without friction, 


nor mankind without


trials and tribulations.


Believers are Believers... not pretenders. 


We believe, some of the richest, fullest, and most 


fruitful lives are those Believers who have been in the 


crucible of...



 testing and tribulation.

When a stone is unearthed there is nothing special about it... 


it is still in the rough. It basically looks like any other stone 


you might find. To bring out the real beauty of the stone one 


needs to refine it. 

“Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; 


I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction”. 


Isaiah 48:10

Trials and tribulations have a divine purpose. As in all things, 


God's ultimate purpose for us is to grow more and more into 


the image of His Son. 


Romans 8:29

The trials and tribulations God allows in our lives 


are part of the working together of all things for good. 


Therefore, for the Believer, all trials and tribulations 


must have a Divine purpose. As in all things, God's 


ultimate purpose for us is to grow more and more into


 the image of His Son.


Romans 8:29

The dark and painful seasons we journey through in life 


can refine our faith and hold vital teachable moments for 


those of us who are directly involved. The most painful 


events always seem to contain hidden blessings. 



In many instances, experiencing and persevering through 


extremely challenging seasons can stretch and build us, 


become valuable insights, open doors, develop godly 


character, help others, and answer prayers. 



Many of the hardships, heart-breaks and troubling days


 have become the impetus for us to pour our hearts 


out to God, trust God more, and humbly recognize how


much we truly need God in our lives.



Jesus cautioned us in John 16:33, that


"In this world we will have


 tribulations".



Jesus has made it clear that following Him 


can lead to persecution. 


John 16:1-4



"Into each life a little rain must fall". None of us 


will navigate our way through life without facing 


occasional difficulties. Some of our seasons will


 be stormier than others. Trust, God never


promised us a storm-free existence. 



Uncertainties, unchartered waters, and tribulations


 will find us, they are inescapable, but our trials and 


tribulations will never take God by surprise. In the 


middle of the storm, God is still in control working 


all things together for our good. 



Nothing can happen without God knowing it. 


When God allows suffering... He has a purpose


 for the suffering. Everything that happens has


 a divine purpose. 



Most of us know all too well what it is like to be 


thrown into confusing, tempest tossed troubled. 


Some may know a thing or two about those fully 


developed life threatening hurricanes and tornados. 


Sometimes we suffer because of our own mistakes. 


We may follow the wrong voice or do our will... 


instead of God's Will. With ill advice and hasty, 


self-driven feet, ofttimes, we miss the way.



"Trust in the Lord with all our heart; we are not to 


depend on our own understanding. Seek God's Will 


in all we do, and God will show us which path 


to take."


Proverbs 3:5-6



When our arms are weary and our souls are 


battered, when storm clouds are on the


 horizon, when the winds are howling and the 


flood waters are rising... even in the muck and 


mire and what appears to be insurmountable


tribulations... we can experience God's peace. 




God is closer than our thoughts... always present 


and providing. God is greater than any storm we face. 


God is bigger than all our fears. God is able to still 


all of our storms and do immeasurably more than 


we can ask or imagine. 



We cannot control the outcome of life's storms, 


but we can trust the One who controls our


 entire existence and has all authority in heaven 


and on earth. 



We can confidently trust God to work


 out "His Will." God can use the storms in life as 


classrooms which can cultivate our spiritual 


advancement. 



 When it seems like God is breaking us, God is 


always building us, refining us and working all 


things together for our ultimate good. Even in 


the midst of life's storms... God is molding, shaping 


and doing many great things we cannot always see. 



In times of trouble, if our eyes are fixed toward


 the world... we will run in a worldly direction


 seeking help. Comfort and safety does not come


 through the power of the flesh. When life becomes 


stormy, let us trust and find solace in these simple, 


yet profound words of comfort from Jesus;


"Fear not, I am with you."



God is attentive to our every need. We believe, God has 


a higher purpose and reward behind every problem, 


and God is masterful enough to divinely orchestrate all 


of our trials and tribulations so they can strip away all 


of the worldly things we were relying on... and 


ultimately draw us towards being the people He


 desires for us to be. God will use any circumstance to 


fulfill His purpose.



Trials develop godly character, and that enables us to 


rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering 


produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and 


character, hope.


Romans 5:3



Whether we have traveled safely through the storm 


or we find ourselves still in the midst of a violent 


storm... we can take heart knowing... as God's


 children, we will never need to fear abandonment. 


There is never a moment when God is not present.



Isaiah 43:2 reminds us, 


 "When we pass through the waters, God will be with


 us; and when we pass through the rivers, they will 


not sweep over us. When we walk through the fire, we 


will not be burned, the flames will not set us ablaze"



No matter how fierce the storms are... or have been, we 


can look back over those difficult times and see that, 


even if we were faithless, the faithful handprint of the 


Master Artist has been all over our lives doing


 miraculous things that we could never have 


accomplished on our own. 



Whatever we are facing, no matter what our 


circumstances may be... the answer to preventing, 


overcoming and/or eliminating our difficult 


circumstances is turning to God.


God is Greater than any situation


 we will ever face.



We are empowered by God's grace. Through the


 grace of God, a gift we do not deserve, we can be 


helped in every way we need help.

 

"God's grace and power is made 


perfect in our weakness."

 

2 Corinthians 12:9



Everything from God is by His grace. Our ability and


 strength comes from the One Who can do all things. 


We all have, more likely than not, seen many miracles 


where we knew it was only God Who could have done this.


Every good and perfect gift is from God.



We believe, as we bear our crosses in life and go 


through the classrooms of affliction, we are witnessing 


and learning powerful and purposeful life lessons which


 will not only help us, but can enter the hearts of others.



As we continue to navigate through our challenges 

and tragedies, we pray that we will not neglect or

 gloss over the greater gifts inherent in our wounds. 

We wholeheartedly believe, God uses the most 

painful wounds and tumultuous storms for our 

good, and whatever brings us closer to God is 

our greatest blessing and inspiration. 



Throughout the years, the avenues of our interests 


have grown and changed. It's amazing what God can 


inspire us to do when we allow God to move in and 


through us. 



With God as our Guide, we are able to explore new 


territory and break new ground. We know that as


 long as God is in the forefront of all of our affairs


 and we are standing in the power of God... nothing


 will overcome us. Whatever it is... we can get 


through it.


God doesn't promise us a life of joy. Instead, God promises


 us a life of finding joy in all circumstances.



We know that being a believer in God does not give us 


immunity from life's fiery trials, tribulations, valleys, 


conflicts, storms or adversities. 



We believe, trials, tribulations and adversities invite us to 


build our physical and Spiritual endurance, and above all


 else, we experience the power of God. 



There are no coincidences in life; God has a divine 


purpose for allowing and arranging hardships in our 


lives. Contrary to popular thinking, the crucible of 


testing could prompt us to cry out to God, rely more


 on God, and ask not, what is our purpose, but what is 


God's purpose for our life? 


However vital our choices seem, and however 


fervently our ambitions burn, God decides our 


vocation. We believe, God purposely and 


uniquely created each of us to express His 


character and glory in a way that no one 


else could.



Amid the spiritual training God can steer and 


signal us to reevaluate our priorities, they can 


shape us, point out our weaknesses, correct us,


 reveal and expose those who want to get or to 


give, they redirect us, and make us spiritually 


stronger and wiser. 



Tough situations can be a means through which


 God works to accomplish His will in our lives. 


It is not to rob us of our peace. It is not God's


 purpose to knock us down, but to raise us to a


 higher level of Spiritual maturity. 



In many cases... we can more readily discern,


 push through and embrace God's purposes 


during those difficult, "back against the wall," 


encounters of our lives. 



Scripture reminds us, "When our faith is 


tested our endurance has a chance to grow."


We believe, the trials and tribulations God allows 


in our lives... are part of  "Working all things 


together for good." "God's strength is made 


perfect in our weakness."



"We are God's workmanship,"


created in Christ Jesus for good works,


which God prepared beforehand, that we 


should walk in them."


Ephesians 2:10 



God has nothing but our best interests at heart.


If we do not become weary in doing good, if 


we faithfully persevere and patiently endure 


testing... our seasons of trials and tribulations 


can reveal Whom and what we love most, and


we can function the way we were intended to 


function; as thinking, reasoning, living beings


pursuing life for the glory of God and doing


the good things God calls us to do... for the 


good of the world, and for the sake of 


God's glory.


There are valuable results of going through 


God's seminary of affliction. We see that 


God is good, and everything God does is good.



No matter how much pain God providentially 


ordains... we must remember that God has a 


Kingdom view, a Master plan and a Divine 


purpose for arranging or allowing adversity. 



God has assigned and made each of us with 


a purpose... to do good works. God began the


 good work and will continue to work in... and


 through us... slowly forming us and finishing 


the transformational work He has begun in us


God will not leave us where we are. God will 


keep molding us until His work within us is 


finished. 



Trials and tribulations may bring pain, but it is


 not an end in itself. Trials and tribulations 


leave the essence of what we really are and 


clarifies what we were called to do and be. We 


learn to see the good that God intended and


 rejoice in God's design.



God calls us to be faithful, and to cling to 

His promises.
 

“But those who wait for the LORD shall


 renew their strength; they shall mount up with 


wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary;


 they shall walk, and not faint.” 


Isaiah 40:31


Sometimes, the storms come to usher us into our next 


season. If we are doing our part, being patient 


and remaining faithful to the vision God has given us,


 God will continue working, often behind the 


scenes, restoring what was broken and bringing 


us out better... much better, stronger and wiser


 than we were before. 



God hasn’t brought us this far to let the accuser


 throw us under the bus! 


God knows what's best for us. 


"He Who began a good work, 


will we faithful to complete it!"


 Philippians 1:6


God started this, and God will finish it. 

This website was born out of grief, loss, 


bereavement, false accusations, rejection, 


and betrayal disguised as gestures of 


friendship and kinship.



In other words... 


we experienced harsh labor pains along with



"The Judas kiss."


Judas was one of the original twelve disciples who 


followed and was taught by Jesus. Being in Jesus’ “Inner 


circle,” Judas had a closer relationship to Jesus 


than most people during His ministry. 


Often, foes disguise themselves as 


friends.


 Evil often wears a mask to conceal its true purpose.


Satan possessed Judas in hopes of 


using him to destroy Jesus’ ministry 


and getting Jesus out of the way. Satan 


used a kiss... a sign of affection... to


 unleash a surge of hatred.

Judas betrayed Jesus to the authorities. The pre-arranged 


signal was that the person Judas kissed was to be arrested 


and taken away to be crucified. 


Mark 14:44

Judas used an intimate expression of love and respect 


to betray Jesus. For a student who had great respect for his 


teacher, a kiss fell well within the healthy expression of 


honor. 


Judas’s actions were hypocritical. His actions said, 

“I respect and honor You,” at the exact time he was 

betraying Jesus to be crucified.

When Jesus was betrayed with a Judas kiss, He identified 


with the troubles of David, who wrote, “If an enemy were 


insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were rising against 


me, I could hide. But it is you, a man like myself, my 


companion, my close friend, with whom I once enjoyed


 sweet fellowship at the house of God, as we walked about 


among the worshipers” 


(Psalm 55:12–14).


Job’s emotional pain also foreshadowed Jesus’ sorrow: 


“Those I love have turned against me” 


(Job 19:19).


Judas was “seized with remorse” (Matthew 27:3) over 


what he had done. He threw the silver back into the 


temple and, out of guilt, went away and hanged himself.


(Matthew 27:5).

As we all know... 


betrayal can be devastatingly piercing


 to our hearts and souls... especially 


when the experience is with someone 


we care about or deeply love.


We have come to realize... there can be no deeper hurt or 


insult than when one is betrayed and wounded by the very


 ones who professed to be a true, tried, and trusted sister, 


brother, or friend.



Nothing hurts more than being disappointed and betrayed


by those we thought would never hurt us... especially...


during our weakest season of pain and loss.



It is difficult enough when one is attacked and conspired


against by the enemy, but when the fiery arrows come 


from those whom we have loved, looked up to, and 


trusted... the devastation and grief becomes magnified.


These words spoken by Jesus over 2,000 years ago... are 


very relevant for many believers in the world today.


My pain and loss, like most others, has been tremendous,


but we can rest assured those experiences are not in vain. 


I believe, God is using the pain and loss to draw us all into 


a faith relationship with Himself.

This website is somewhat of an account 

of some of the most challenging years of 

adversities and hardships I have experienced.

This website development was born, 


March 23, 2009,


 from a deep cry within my spirit. I was going


 through an onslaught of troubles. was wounded,


 hurt, betrayed and devastatingly shocked

Therefore we will boast all the more 


gladly about our weaknesses,



so that God’s power 



may rest on us.



That is why we delight, by the grace of God, in 


weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, and 


in difficulties.



For when we are weak, then 


we are strong.


2 Corinthians 12:7-10 

We believe God allows us to go through trials,


tribulations, and the crucibles of life


 to refine us so that we might grow, mature, 


 build, and solidify our faith and character... 


as we learn to trust and depend on


God and God alone.



We believe suffering is not only leading us to perfection 


of character, but it is also allowing us to have a closer,


more intimate, relationship with God.



We know that God never allows any of us to go through 


more than we can handle, and we know that God will not 


allow us to be tested beyond our ability to endure the test.


We have no right to believe that God will do or allow 


anything to hurt or hinder our Spiritual growth. We don't 


believe suffering is indicative of God's disfavor, but of 


God's favor.



We believe God permits sorrow, grief, tears, and 


heartaches. We believe that life's difficulties and


troubles are not intended to impede our progress, 


but to catapult us to greater heights... allowing 


us to press past our difficulties, focus on and 


embrace the life lessons learned,and get in 


harmony with God's Will... even when we don't 


understand it.



We know God can do things far beyond our 


puny comprehension.



We believe God is able to reach 


down and touch the point of our 


greatest need.



Through our up-close and very personal knowledge


observation, experiences, and common sense...


we know God is able


to make all things right.

Joseph's brothers treated him very cruelly and sold


 him into slavery causing Joseph to experience 


chain of painful, but divinely purposed events.



God caused all things to work together for 


Joseph's good and bountifully blessed Joseph


 in the land of his afflictions.



We know that no matter how deep the pit...


God is able to divinely orchestrate the most


 painful events in our lives... into the most 


beautiful and amazing experiences we could


 ever hope for.




According to Scripture,


some of the greatest saints in the Bible


had to face severe adversity. We believe 


God’s purpose, for our lives, is sometimes 


hidden in our pain.


God's shaping, molding, 


and transformation process


 can be a very painful process at times;


however, some people have made their greatest 


strides in spiritual development and personal 


growth in the midst of their pain and suffering.



God, Our Maker, our Master 


Gardener, and Sculptor


has a way of grooming, pruning, cutting, burning, 


filing, purifying and expelling anything that is not 


of Him. God buffs, polishes, molds, shapes and 


refines our affections and desires so that as the 


good is implanted in us we can bloom, thrive, 


and totally be assured that we can rely on Him, 


the most remarkably powerful influence we 


can know.


Through the seminary of affliction, we believe, 


God grooms, prunes, molds, and shapes us


in ways we would have never known...


had we been left in the world


 floating on our worldly egos.



We believe one can learn, grow, know, and do


 better after going through the, humbling, 


seminary of affliction. 



This process of perfecting us is not a painless 


task, but it is what we need so that we might


 bloom, flourish, and reflect God in every facet 


of our lives.



We have seen, up close and very personally,


that God is able to use our trials, tests, and


 tribulations to prepare us for greater callings.  


We believe tests and trials are inevitable,


and are generally temporary, but they have a 


purpose, a Divine purpose which, eventually, 


becomes profoundly beneficial for others


 and ourselves.


We believe God is able to turn our painful 


experiences... into beautiful and powerful 


purposes!



 We also believe God is able to 


turn our times of difficulty and pain 


into times of sublime expression!


We know the power of God can be 


demonstrated in our trials, tribulations,


 conflicts and adversities and God's glory


 can be shown through us.



May we use our personal trials, tribulations,


 conflicts and adversities as a springboard to 


become much better people.



We have come to realize that the overcoming


is never the overcoming of the one or ones 


who troubled us, but the overcoming of the 


weaknesses and corrections needed in our 


own nature... aroused by such a one.

We believe during times of crisis


we gain insight into certain areas of suffering


that helps us to empathize and encourage others


when others are faced with similar tests. 

As gold is proved in the fire and separated from 


impurities, and as steel is strengthened in


 the smelting furnace, so our faith can only 


be purified by perseverance under pressure,


and can only be strengthened when we learn


 to rely on God in times of crisis.



The "Fiery trials of life", as Peter refers to them


(1Peter 4:12),


also serve to refine our faith.



We believe the qualities of character and 


righteousness are forged in the furnace of 


affliction to teach us, prepare us, equip, perfect,


 and purify us for greater works.

We are God's artistry... His diamonds in the rough.


Within each person are diamond-like qualities...


waiting to be mined.



The beauty of diamonds come from the extreme 


pressure that the refining process takes it through.


The same holds true for each of us.



Just as the diamond... our beauty and worth 


comes from the extreme pressures that trials 


and tribulations bring.

We are comforted in knowing that God's Touch


still has that same ancient Power to part


our Red Sea experiences.

Scripture has reminded us...


the same ancient Power is promised to help us, today.


That same ancient Power is able to turn those dry,


 barren desert experiences, in our lives, into pools 


of water. That same ancient touch... lovingly brings 


us through the rough terrain of our wilderness 


seasons. 



For everything that was written in the past 


was written to teach us,


so that through the endurance taught in the 


Scriptures and the encouragement they provide


we might have hope.


Romans 15:4 



We have a deep appreciation for each dry, 


barren desert experience.


We are grateful to God that He has allowed


the low points in our lives to unfold.


Most of us can look back on our seasons of 


pain and see that we have become stronger 


because of them.



God's training and teaching time


has taught us well.


We count these lessons fashioned of


difficulties, trials, tests, wounds, healing, joy, 


and sorrow simply as the necessary rungs 


in the ladder.



We realize the lessons we've learned,


through our many trials, tests, and tribulations...


could not have been learned any other way.



We have learned from our life experiences


that God is sufficient to deliver us from any trial


 in life.



No matter how much circumstances 


may have weighed in...


we know that with God charting our course...


our scars, loss, and disappointments


are being perfected.

Through our many trials, tests, and tribulations...


we are, now, realizing and embracing


a deeper understanding of our purpose, ourselves,


and our God. 


We know that "Man proposes, but God disposes."


"What the devil meant for evil,


God intended for good."

I encourage you not to waste your pain. God will 


use it if you give it to Him.

We are trusting God's grace 


to move us forward.

These messages were born in prayer, 


bathed in tears and founded on the 


Word of God.


God measures not our worthiness, but makes us 

worthy by dwelling within us. 
We are here because of God's amazing grace. 

We are alive because of God’s amazing 

generosity, which we cannot buy, nor do 

we deserve. 

God's measureless love and 

amazing grace endures forever.

Many are inclined to see pain as a negative


 experience and will try to circumvent the pain 


as much as possible. Unfortunately, pain is an


 inevitable consequence of life. 



When tempest tossed troubles, disappointments 


and despair eventually befall us, we can endure


 those tests and trials through God's grace. 


Scripture is very clear about our response: 


“In every thing give thanks: for this is the Will 


of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”


I Thessalonians 5:18



Instead of despairing when we encounter trials, 


we are to glory in our weaknesses and be 


thankful... responding to trials... in the 


grace of God. In doing so, we will experience


 the power of God's Spirit. As God faithfully 


pours His grace and mercy upon us we will 


be better equipped to endure hardships and


 overcome the enemy in God's strength. Rather


 than complaining we can focus on the strengths 


we are realizing and the lessons we have learned 


and are learning.



God's goal through our trials is to strengthen


 our dependence on Him. 


God alone must become our


 Source of strength, provision,


protection, and direction.


God uses tests and trials to develop our character. 


We believe, it is important, when pain comes our 


way, to honor the experience. Scripture teaches 


us that there is always a God-given purpose 


within our suffering. The Scriptures remind us 


that God permits suffering because God has a


 purpose for suffering. God doesn't merely want 


to move us out of our suffering; the hard truth


 is... God wants to change us through our suffering. 



As painful as many of the hard knocks have been... 


I must admit, some of my most precious lessons 


learned... have been in the school of affliction. 


Many of those painful and perplexing difficulties


 were my greatest teachers. They taught me 


powerful life lessons I would not have learned


 any other way. 



While in the classroom and season of my pain


 I discovered blessings, growth, conviction,


 strength, and purpose. I became an honor


 student in the school of hard knocks and


 discovered, first hand, that God, in His infinite 


wisdom, is able to use even the most painful, 


difficult, heart-breaking suffering for good.



I have come to realize through many of 


these difficult experiences... that suffering


 can teach us important lessons. If we don't 


experience storms we don't grow. Our God 


appointed afflictions can prune us, stretch us


 and help us to die to "self" and grow up


 spiritually. 



Tragedies, sorrows, interrupted plans,


mistakes, disappointments,and "Rock 


bottom" can be blessings in disguise. It is 


when we reach the bottom of ourselves and 


are stretched so thin that we feel that we have 


no more fight left... that is when God will often 


open up the windows, doors and floodgates


 and pour into our lap His most precious


blessings... 


"A good measure, pressed down, shaken


together and running over." 


Luke 6:38 



Sometimes we will never truly realize that 


God is all we need... until God is all we have. 


The Scriptures teach us that the bottom is


 the place where we can truly experience 


God's provision. When we put our faith and 


trust in God it helps us to be more objective 


and consequently more thankful and alert


 to the reasons why God may have allowed 


the tests and trials to happen.



Many of the hurtful situations, I have gone


 through, have increased my hunger for God. 


They have also been great groomers and


 pruners for character building. 



I am grateful to have moved through... 


and now find myself in the position to witness 


the pain and the many disappointments giving


 way to, what I believe are, God's mighty 


appointments. 



The knowledge, observations, and up-close


 experiences have helped me to grow in my


 spiritual walk and equipped me with extremely 



meaningful and worthwhile life lessons that 


have been very eye-opening for me and could 


very well be beneficial to others.



Those painful experiences have become my


 spiritual work and service. They are helping


 me to grow. I'm learning and have learned 


many powerful lessons from these experiences 


and it has become a passion for me to share 


what... and 


Who I know.


Some of our virtual chapters, in this website, will touch on 


many of the trials and tribulations, by the grace of God, I have 


been blessed to pass through.


These meaningful and worthwhile experiences 


have and are richly educating and enriching my


 life. They have proven to be extremely useful 


and relatable to anyone who needs to be 


encourage. They have been a reminder of what 


is important in life, Who we should put our trust 


in, and Who we can always depend on.


Our main purpose for developing this website is to 

do all we can with what we have... in the time we 

have... in the place we have been planted. 

These commentaries are not written in an effort, 

by any means, to place or present ourselves as 

the experts or as flawless individuals without 

faults or failures.



Having a heart for God 


does not equal human 


infallibility. 



There are times when we all regrettably do


 things and speak without thinking first, make 


bad judgement calls, and behave immaturely. 


In other words, none of us are incapable of 


making mistakes or being wrong.



We realize we are flawed and far from 

perfect. We certainly do not have a shortage

 of faults. We know that we have much more 

to learn, this is why, with great intentionality... 

we humbly remain teachable spirits and usable

 channels for greater works.

We believe, our contribution to the world is part


 of our challenge and is essential if we are to 


develop our talents and... 


pursue God's best for our lives.

God has moved the hearts of people throughout 


history to achieve His plans and purposes for 


each generation. God is able to use any of us to


 influence the aristocratic and kingly, the governors, 


the bureaucrats, dignitaries, the pauper and 


the working class to... 


work toward His purposes.


God chooses anyone He desires, regardless of their 


accomplishments, skills, or special experiences. 


We are fully aware that God does not necessarily


 call the equipped; but


 God equips the called.


God has a way of orchestrating a series of unlikely


 events that will work together for our good. God is 


well aware of what is going on behind the enemy 


lines and He knows exactly what it will take for


 us to become... 


His mighty warriors. 


God delights in taking what the eyes 


of the world may see as worthless,


 meaningless, insignificant, and 


unimportant to do the most


 extraordinary things!


The Scriptures can certainly back up 


our claims.

We believe, good goals are living breathing 


statements of who we are becoming, and they 


should not be motionless, inflexible, fixed 


representations of what we may have once 


longed for.


We believe, well-timed, sincere and compassionate 


encouragement can have a powerfully positive 


impact in the lives of others. We believe, when


 the right thing is said at the right time... it could 


be much like vital life-giving and life-sustaining 


oxygen for the soul. 



We have come to realize, personally, just as we


 need physical food for physical strength, we need 


spiritual food for spiritual strength. This kind of 


"Soul food", the Word of God, awakens the soul 


and gives us the energy and grounding that we 


need to keep our lives on track.



God of all comfort comforts us in all our 


troubles so we may comfort others as God 


comforted us.


2 Corinthians 1:4

We passionately believe in the power 


of walking with God and valuing 


God's love and glory over our 


short-term gratification.

Our goal is not to secure applause and/or


 accolades. Applause and accolades, to flatter


 and stimulate the ego, are empty and fleeting. 



Our goal is to humbly remain


 driven to... 


do God's Will, 


to add to, build upon and improve 


the quality of life for others and 


ourselves... despite what we can


or cannot see.

 


☆We know that all things in Heaven and 


on earth are under God's authority. 



☆We know that God has a purpose and


 plan for our lives, and God's plans for us


 are far superior to our ambitions. 



☆We know that God has a way of 


orchestrating a series of unlikely events 


that will work together for our good.



☆We know that God, Who breathed 


life into us, loves us enough to plan 


for our future.



☆We know that God has promised 


that if we will seek Him, we will find 


Him, and we will also discover 


His Will for our lives.



We are taught that if we 


“Seek God first, all the other 


things shall be added unto us.”


“As we keep on asking, we will receive what we


 ask for. Let us keep on seeking, and we will find.


 Keep on knocking, and the door 


will be opened to us. 


For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone 


who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, 


the door


 will be opened”


  Matthew 7:7



☆We know that during times of testing God 


strengthens and builds our character and


 revives our soul with


new insights and deeper 


revelations. 



God gives us wisdom, and fills us with joy, even


 in the midst of it all. And out of our greatest tests


 comes... 


our greatest testimonies!


☆We believe glorifying God begins with agreeing 


with everything God says, especially about Himself.


We know that God's thoughts and ways are not like 


ours. As we open our eyes to the incredible work 


God is doing around us, we are awed by His


wonderful deeds and unfathomable kindness



God's marvelous ways have brought us to a 


humble recognition of the magnitude of His 


goodness, greatness, dominion, majesty, and 


might... all of which we are totally


 undeserving of. 



We trust God's ways completely.

To glorify God requires


full commitment to God


In Colossians 3:23 we read, 


“Whatever you do, 


work at it with all your heart,



 as working for the Lord.” 


1 Corinthians 10:31


“Do all to the glory


of God.” 



We believe, to do all to the glory of God is 


the first principle of all godly life. 


The “Glory of God” means, in every area of 


life we carry out God's Will, honor God and 


serve God in all we do. 


We must strive for every thought, word and 


deed to... 


bring glory to God.


When we focus on God’s Word, we know what


 is right and can follow through with 


doing what is right.

We are endeavoring to positively and


creatively sow inspirational seeds of goodness 


and serve as a source of Spiritual upliftment 


to help us all live a less fretful, a more fruitful, 


creative, and all-around improved life.

Some of the important and painful life lessons 

we are learning and have learned are being 

passed on to the next generation so they may

 avoid costly mistakes and have a deeper and 

better understanding of life.


Just as our ancestors generously passed-on 


pearls of wisdom to us... we are freely sowing 


seeds so that future generations may reap the


 vital life lessons we learned, as well as glean


 from the wisdom, perspectives, and happiness 


we have acquired throughout the years.


We pray the contents of this website will 


serve as a storehouse of encouragement and 


can be a fresh incentive for individuals to 


obtain strength, victory, a spiritually richer


 and more fulfilling life.



May the uplifting words equip and point 


readers back to their purpose and the path


 that they committed to before birth, and 


mostly... may these humble offerings equip 


and point others to live a more awakened life 


by turning back to...



the Perfect One 



within us...



Who is Majestic, Perfectly Good, Just, Righteous, 


without Partiality, Faithful to His Promises, 


intimately aware of all of creation and...


 "Able to do exceedingly 


abundantly above all that 



we ask or think"...



simultaneously!

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