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,
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'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.
Our goal is to cultivate, embrace,
and pass on God's Peace with care, love, and grace...
to the best of our ability.
“Do all to the glory of God.”
This is the first principle of all godly life.
The “Glory of God”—the carrying out of God's Will.
We are taught that if we
“Seek this first, all the other things
shall be added unto us.”
is endeavoring to positively and creatively sow
inspirational seeds of goodness and serve as a source
of Spiritual upliftment to help us live a less fretful,
a more fruitful, a more creative, and all-around improved life.
We pray these seed thoughts, illustrations,
and wholesome nuggets will, in some way,
reach out and speak to the needs of those who are
often overlooked, marginalized, deprived, and forgotten.
We pray these seed thoughts will provide Biblical,
applicable, and timely spiritual upliftment to those who are
living under severe hardship, sadness, fear,
self-criticism, creative blockage, doubt, persecution,
grief, criticism, scorn, and any other challenges one may face.
We pray the contents of this website will serve
as a storehouse of encouragement
and be a fresh incentive for individuals to obtain strength,
victory, and 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,
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"...
Yes, God is the personal journey
we all yearn to be on.
believes within each of us is the Fountain of all good.
We believe God is within every one of us.
We believe God is ever-present and
dwells within the innermost heart of man.
We firmly believe we shall find God
within ourselves when we turn and seek God...
May we seek the Oneness within.
This website draws heavily upon
Our views do not speak for or to any specific religion.
We believe Spirituality extends far beyond
the known and observable realm of
worldly barriers and designations perceived between
ourselves and others.
We believe Spirituality transcends
the material aspects of life, the diversity of race, color, language, and sect,
and helps us realize the dignity of each individual.
This typically means being less self-serving,
overcoming ego, overcoming self-righteous indignation,
elevating our consciousness,
and emulating the characteristics of our Creator.
Let us not be held captive by tradition.
When our attitudes and actions are consistent with the teachings of Jesus...
we can learn new ways to share, and act, and be together.
Everything that is needed to build a new culture of peace
already exists within each one of us.
We believe God wants us to share the bread of life,
the Greatest News to share,
with every tribe, nation, and tongue.
Whether we are conscious of it or not,
we are all interconnected, living the human experience,
breathing the same air,
and eating food grown out of mother earth...
and no matter how far away we live...
every one of us are literally sharing her.
God's pure love is within each of us.
God gives pure love, life, breath, and spirit to everyone.
How fortunate we are to have such a wellspring of diversity in creation.
Every aspect of our individuality contributes to the rich fabric of mankind.
Our music, art, customs, and colloquialisms are just a few of the threads we weave
together to form the exquisite patchwork of society.
Such diversity creates a rich, interesting and multihued world
that not only enriches our environment, but enriches us personally.
Such diversity adds richness to our ideas and instincts, our actions and approaches.
This richness optimizes our ability to face today’s challenges,
compelling us to revisit and re-examine paradigms of the past.
Every thread is guided by the unspeakably tender hand of God.
Everybody's story is important in this huge, rich, beautiful, and diverse tapestry.
Every individual is like a thread and each thread has a vital contribution to make.
Each thread has possibility.
Each thread can make a positively good difference.
We believe that we fall short
when we take a narrow view of the
world and give in to stereotyping.
Given that... one cannot rise above
destructive and violent rhetoric.
We believe the idea of difference,
worldly isms, and class privilege
are interlocking systems of oppression.
They appear to be natural; however,
they are, in fact, socially constructed
and are used to rationalize
inequality and all kinds of isms.
Spirit makes us relevant to anyone, anywhere, anytime.
The Scriptures affirm the fundamental equality of all people before God.
God's Word is very clear in telling us that no one is insignificant.
Every single person is important, vital, and valuable to God.
May we embrace the common thread
that weaves the complex tapestry of life together.
It is our belief that if God is at work in our hearts
giving us the desire to lovingly help others come to experience the joy
in knowing Him and realizing and experiencing His love,
especially considering the times and issues we are faced with in this fallen world,
we would limit ourselves and be a disservice to the Kingdom of God
if we did not share or chose to share only from one culture,
laced with isms and ego.
We believe, with God in the forefront of all of our affairs,
we can rise above narrow and habitual ways of thinking about other
beings and free ourselves from identification with the temporary state of our
physical forms as we remember our true nature.
We strongly believe when truth is well wrapped in God's grace...
we are able to effectively witness to every
tribe, nation, and tongue.
**Every tribe, nation, and tongue emphasizes
the concept of wholeness, entirety, or all-encompassing.
We believe that now with advanced technology, nuclear energy, and computers
as factors in society, we must seize the moment and become intentional
about embracing and celebrating all races and cultures.
We believe, inclusion propels us forward in Unity to our Divine Destiny.
God's message is always
one of inclusion.
Revelation 7:9-10: “I looked, and behold, a great multitude ...
of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues,
standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes,
with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying,
‘Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!’”
Diversity did not stop Jesus.
Jesus always included people.
He embraced others...
with a radical disregard for their
race, tribe, creed, color, class, religion, language,
age, culture, disability, political beliefs,
educational background, or socioeconomic differences,
experiences, or realities.
"Jesus ransomed people for God from every tribe and language
and people and nation."
We believe those of us who know God
know that no one can annul what God has planned and purposed.
As we wholeheartedly pursue a relationship with God and follow Jesus' lead...
we, too, can boldly and bravely take advantage of every opportunity to exalt God
publicly... especially in our, sincere, actions and words.
Jesus did not allow social status or cultural barriers
to dictate His relationships with people.
It didn't matter who they were, where they had been,
or how long they had been out there.
Tradition, cultural restrictions, or the displeased, fighting mad,
irate behavior of a few people, on the sidelines,
did not discourage Jesus.
Jesus made the most of every opportunity to minister to
souls that were callused, in despair, and
thirsting for truth.
Jesus was criticized for His actions,
but what prophet ever lived without criticism???
Jesus' example shows us that we should not allow worldly barriers,
such as geographical limits to particular countries, communities,
religions, or traditions to dictate whom we share the Good News with.
The Spirit will empower us to be witnesses
has been bountifully blessed to benefit and glean
from the life experiences of many determined people,
nations, cultures, and generations.
Our mentors generously passed-on to us
wonderful pearls of wisdom
and treasure troves of truth, beauty,
and pragmatic advice.
Their rich experiences and deposits sown...
have been invaluable to us.
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, sincerely, believe blessings and life lessons learned
should NOT be held captive, to die with us, or placed under a basket,
but passed on... from one to the other.
It is our prayer the virtual chapters, on this website,
will serve as a positively good Spiritual feast,
that will enlighten minds,
strengthen souls, and call our visitors to
positively good and righteous actions.
This website is based on the idea of freely offering inspiration,
motivation, and edification as a gift
rather than trading or asking for monetary support.
We are not here to judge or condemn others.
It is not our purpose to make you agree with us,
but rather to point you to the One who can do anything,
created and controls everything!
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.
We know that we cannot open someone's heart to God's Truth,
but God can.
We believe we draw people to God by walking the talk...
not by discrediting who people are,
what others have done, how far "Out there" they are,
or what they believe.
We believe others will desire to know
the Source of our joy...
as we let God's Light shine through us.
Then Jesus said to them...