A large number of Believers are put to the test. 


They are not pretenders/imposters. We believe


 that individuals who have passed through the 


crucible of testing and struggle have experienced


 some of the richest, fullest, and most prolific lives. 


It would be beneath their dignity to be counterfeit.



Just as friction, resistance, and pressure are needed


 to polish a diamond, so are trials and tribulations


 for mankind. We need the friction challenge in our


 lives to evolve as individuals and as a society. When


 there is no pressure/friction, we stagnate; we don't


 ask why things are the way they are. And we can


 only obtain answers when we question our 


surroundings.



Friction moves mountains, builds fires, and gives


 us heat. Without being challenged, we become 


docile, apathetic, and without anything to react to, 


to name a few. We would be inactive, lifeless,


unconcerned, insensitive, indifferent, complacent, 


half-hearted, lethargic, unresponsive, and/or slow. 



Friction has the ability to both create and destroy. 


It is dependent on how it is used.

There's nothing exceptional about a stone


 when it's unearthed... it's still in the rough. 


It resembles any other stone you would come


 upon. It is necessary to refine the stone in 


order to bring out its true beauty.

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


I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction”. 


Isaiah 48:10

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. 



It is amazing how... even the most painful


circumstances seem to always contain hidden

 

blessings.



Going through and enduring incredibly 


difficult seasons can stretch and build us, 


provide useful insights, open doors of 


opportunity, develop godly character, 


serve others, and answer prayers in many 


circumstances.



Many of our challenges, heartbreaks, and 


difficult days have served as catalysts for us 


to pour out our hearts to God, trust God more, 


and see how desperately we need God in 


our lives.



In John 16:33, Jesus reminded us, "In this 


world we will have troubles."



Jesus has made it abundantly clear that 


following Him may result in persecution.


John 16:1-4



"A little rain must fall into each life."


No one will be able to get through life without


 encountering some difficulties. Some seasons 


will be more turbulent than others.



Believe us when we say that God never promised


 us a life without storms. Uncertainties, uncharted


 waters, and tribulations will inevitably find us;


they are unavoidable, but God will never be 


surprised by our trials and tribulations.



Even in the midst of the storm, God remains


 in command, orchestrating all events for


 our benefit.



Nothing can happen unless God is present. 


When God allows suffering, there is a reason


 for it.



Everything that occurs serves a greater 


purpose. Most of us are all too familiar with 


being placed into perplexing, storm-tossed 


circumstances. Some may be familiar with


 the fully developed, perhaps lethal, 


life-threatening hurricanes and tornadoes 


that life sends our way on occasions.




We may suffer as a result of our own mistakes. 


We may listen to and follow the wrong voices,


 or we may want to "do our own thing"... rather


 than God's Will. We frequently miss our course


 due to bad advice and fast, self-driven feet.



"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



Even in the muck and mire, when our arms 


are tired and our souls are battered, when storm


 clouds are gathering, winds are howling, and 


flood waters are rising... we can find God's


 peace.



God is always with us and provides for us; He 


is closer than our thoughts. Any storm we face


 pales in comparison to God.



In comparison to God, all of our fears are small. 


God is capable of calming all of our storms and


accomplishing far more than we can ask or 


imagine.



We can't forecast how life's storms will unfold, 


but we can put our trust in the One Who is in 


charge of our entire existence and has all 


authority in heaven and on earth.



We can put our faith in God to carry out


"His Will." God can use the storms as


 classrooms to cultivate our spiritual 


advancement.



Even though it may feel that God is breaking 


us, God is continuously constructing, 


refining, and arranging everything for our 


ultimate good.



Even in the middle of life's storms, God is 


shaping and doing many wonderful things that


 we cannot always see.



When we have our focus set on the world in times 


of crisis, we will seek help from the world.  The


 strength of the flesh does not provide comfort


or safety. Let us believe and be comforted by Jesus' 


simple yet profound words of reassurance: 



"Fear not, I am 



with you."




God is aware of our every need.


We believe that God has a higher purpose and 


reward behind every problem, and God is 


capable of divinely orchestrating all of our trials


 and sufferings in order to strip away all of the 


worldly things on which we were relying... and 


eventually draw us towards being the people He 


desires for us to be. God will use every 


circumstance to achieve His goal.




Trials develop godly character, which allows


 us to rejoice in our afflictions because we 


know that pain generates perseverance; 


perseverance produces character; and 


character produces hope.


5:3 Romans




We can take consolation in knowing that we 


are not alone, whether we made it through the 


storm safely or are still in the throes of a painful 


struggle.




We will never have to worry about being 


abandoned as children. God is constantly 


present, even when we are not aware of it.




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 severe the storms are... or have


 been, we can look back on those tough times and


 see that even when we were going through hard 


times, the Master Artist's devoted handprint 


was all over our lives, accomplishing miracles 


we could never have done on our own.



Turning to God, regardless of our circumstances, 


is the key to preventing, overcoming, and/or 


eliminating our difficult circumstances. God is 


greater than any obstacle we may face.



We are empowered by God's grace.We can be 


helped in any way we need help because of 


God's grace, a gift we do not deserve.

 


"God's grace and power is made 


perfect in our weakness."

 

2 Corinthians 12:9


Everything that comes from God is attributable


 to God's grace. Our ability and strength comes


from the One Who can do anything.



We've all probably witnessed a few miracles 


that we know could only be performed by God.


God, indeed, is the Giver of all good and perfect


 things.



We think that through enduring our burdens 


in life and passing through the classrooms of 


affliction, we are witnessing and learning


 profound and purposeful life lessons that will 


not only benefit ourselves, but will also enter 


the hearts of others.


We pray that as we continue to experience 


hardships and suffering, we will not ignore 


or miss the larger treasures hidden in our 


sufferings.



We are convinced that God uses even the 


most agonizing wounds and tumultuous storms


 for our good, and any circumstance that might


 bring us closer to God... is our greatest 


blessing and inspiration.


Our interests and paths have evolved and shifted


over the years. 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 can explore new 


territory and break new ground. Nothing will 


be able to crush us as long as God is in the


 forefront and at the center of our affairs and 


we are under God's protection. Whatever it 


is, we shall overcome it.

God does not promise us a life of joy. 


Instead, God promises us a life of 


satisfaction in all situations.



We understand that being a Believer


 does not exempt us from facing life's


 harsh challenges, hardships, valleys, 


conflicts, storms, or adversities.



Trials, hardships, and adversities, we 


believe, encourage us to strengthen our 


bodily and spiritual endurance, and 


above all, to experience God's power.



There are no coincidences in life; 


God has a solid plan for allowing


 and arranging our experiences. 



Contrary to common belief, the 


crucible of testing may cause us to 


cry out to God, to rely more on God, 


and to ponder, not what is our purpose, 


but what is God's purpose for our lives.


However vital our choices seem, and


 however passionately our ambitions burn, 


God determines our calling. We believe,


 God purposely and uniquely created each


 of us to reflect specifically and uniquely 


His character and majesty in a way that no 


one else could.



While we are in spiritual training, God 


can guide and prompt us to rethink our 


priorities; they can mold us, point out 


our deficiencies, correct us, get us 


spiritually stronger and wiser, refocus 


us, reveal and unmask those who wish 


to get or give.



Challenging times can become a vehicle


 through which God can work  to 


accomplish His will in our lives. It is not 


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


intention to knock us down, but to 


raise us to a higher level of Spiritual 


maturity. 



In many cases... we may more readily 


discern, push through and embrace 


God's purposes when we are faced with


those difficult, "back up against the wall," 


encounters. 



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 always has 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.


Going through God's seminary of hardship


 yields precious outcomes. God is good, and


 everything He does is good, as we can see.



Regardless of 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 hardship. 



God has assigned and created everyone 


of us with a certain purpose... to conduct 


good deeds. God began the good work 


in us and will continue to work in... and 


through us, gradually developing us and


 completing the transformational process 


He began in us.



God will not leave us where we are. 


God will not abandon us in our current 


situation. God will keep molding us 


until His work within us is finished. 



Trials and tribulations may cause 


discomfort, but they are not an end in


 themselves. 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 God's good intentions


 and rejoice in His plan.



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


Storms will occasionally arrive to usher in 


the new season. If we are doing our part, 


being patient, and remaining committed 


to the vision God has given us... God will 


continue to work, often behind the scenes, 


to restore what was broken and bring us 


out better... far 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 is the only One Who knows what 


is 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 sadness, loss, 


bereavement, false accusations, rejections, 


and betrayals masquerading as gestures of 


friendship and kinship.



To put it another way,  we experienced 


sever labor pains in addition to... 



"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 an integral 


element of our journey if we are to develop our


abilities and... 


pursue God's best for our lives.

God has stirred people's hearts throughout history


 to carry out His plans and purposes for each 


generation. God can use any of us to persuade 


the aristocratic and kingly, rulers, bureaucrats, 


dignitaries, paupers, and working class to... work


 for His purposes.


God chooses anyone He desires, regardless of their 


achievements, skills, or special experiences. 


We are well aware that God does not always


 call the equipped; rather, 


 God equips the called.


God has a way of orchestrating a series of improbable


circumstances that will work together for our good. 


God understands exactly what is going on behind


enemy lines and what it will take for us to become... 


His fierce warriors. 


God takes delight in transforming what the


eyes of the world sees as useless, meaningless, 


unimportant, and inconsequential into the most 


extraordinary things!


Our claims are clearly supported 


by the Scriptures.

We believe that good objectives are moving, 


breathing assertions of who we are becoming,


 rather than immobile, inflexible, set


representations of what we once desired.


We believe that timely, genuine, and 


compassionate encouragement may 


make a significant difference in the 


lives of others. When the correct thing 


is uttered at the appropriate time, we


 feel it can be like essential life-giving


 and life-sustaining oxygen for the soul.



We have realized that, just as we 


require physical nourishment for physical 


health, we also require spiritual nourishment


 for spiritual power. The Word of God,


as "Soul nourishment," awakens the soul 


and provides the vitality and grounding we


 require to keep our lives on track.



God, the source of all comfort, soothes us


 in all our problems so that we can comfort 


others as God has comforted us.


1 Corinthians 2:14

We strongly believe in the power 


of walking with God and prioritizing


God's love and glory over our 


immediate gratification.

Our goal is not to receive applause and/or


 praise. Applause and accolades, while intended 


to flatter and feed the ego, are hollow and 


transitory.




Regardless of what we can or 


cannot see, our goal is to 


humbly remain driven to... 


accomplish God's Will, 


to contribute to, build on, and


 improve the quality of life for


 others and ourselves..

 


☆We know that God has authority over 


all things in heaven and on earth; 



☆We know that God has a purpose and


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


 are far greater to our goals. 



☆We know that God has a way of 


orchestrating a series of unexpected 


circumstances 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 are aware that God has promised 


that if we will seek Him, we shall find 


Him, as well as...


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 continue to seek, and we will find.


Continue to knock, and the door 


will be opened to us. 


Everyone who asks, receives. Everyone 


who seeks, finds. And the door


 will be opened”


for anyone who knocks.


  Matthew 7:7



☆We know that God grows and builds our 


character and revives our spirit with


new insights and deeper 


revelations... during times 


of testing.



Even in the midst of it all, God offers us 


wisdom and fills us with joy. And from our 


greatest tests comes... 


our greatest testimony!


☆We believe the first step in honoring God is to


 agree with all God says, especially about Himself.


We understand that God's thoughts and ways are 


not the same as ours. We are awestruck by God's 


magnificent deeds and unfathomable kindness as 


we open our eyes to the incredible work 


God is accomplishing around us.



God's magnificent ways have brought us to awe 


at the vastness of  His goodness, greatness, 


dominion, majesty, and might... all of which


 we are completely undeserving of. 



We trust God's ways completely.

To glorify God, complete


devotion to God is required.  



“Whatever you do, work at it


 with all your heart, as if you


 

were 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. 


Every thought, word and deed 


must be aimed towards bringing 


glory to God.

When we focus on God’s Word, 


we know what is right and are able 


to do what is right.

We are endeavoring to positively and


creatively sow inspiring seeds of goodwill 


and serve as a source of Spiritual upliftment 


to help us all in living a less anxious, more 


fruitful, creative, and overall improved 


existence.

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 people 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


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."


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