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


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 


 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 


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 


 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 


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 


 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 


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


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


"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 


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 


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 


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

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


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"...


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