Jesus did not 

hesitate to 

inform His 


of the difficulties they would face.

 In fact, Jesus told them the world would hate them 

(John 15:18-21; see also Matthew 10:22-23 and

2 Corinthians 2:15-16). Nevertheless, when Jesus’ 

followers were facing their darkest hour, Jesus 

said to them, as He does to us in ours: “In the 

world you have tribulation. " Jesus' gloomy

 prognostication was coupled with joy; "but

 be of good cheer I have overcome the 

world” (John 16:33). 

The storms we face might take the shape of

 illness, heartbreaks, money troubles, family 

issues, etc.

There will come a time in life when we 

will face the storms of life. Whether one is

 a Believer or not, there will come a time

 when we will go through storms that will

 leave us stronger or broken.

None of us are immune from the storms of life. 

While we don’t know how or when they will 

come, God has assured us they will come.

When we ask God for guidance, comfort,

protection, as well as when we express 

gratitude while we are experiencing 

difficulty, God is glorified.

It is amazing how even the most painful 

circumstances always contain hidden 

blessings. Even in the midst of the storm, 

God remains in control, orchestrating all 

events for our benefit.

As unpleasant as the storms of life can be... 

instead of complaining and asking God to 

take it away, let us ask God to glorify 

Himself through us. 

May God be glorified,

even if we are storm

tossed at sea, with gale 

force winds churning, 

and have lost everything!

We praise God because He is magnificent, 

and if we fail to see this, there is something 

way off base with us that has to be healed, 

for our own wellbeing. And we honor God,

 because only when we see God as the most

 profound part of who we are... can we 

genuinely feel safe and protected.

When you go through deep waters, I will 

be with you. When you go through rivers 

of difficulty, you will not drown. When you

 walk through the fire of oppression, you 

will not be burned up; the flames will 

not consume you.

Isaiah 43:1-2

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.

A large number of Believers are put to the

 test. 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. 

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 


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

"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.

Everything that happens has a deeper significance.

 Most of us have experienced being in confused 

and chaotic situations all too often. Some people 

may be familiar with the tornadoes and storms 

that occasionally endanger our lives as they have 

fully grown, potentially deadly.

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 


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

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


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 


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 


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."

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


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 


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 


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," 


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 

tremendous labor pains on top of... 

"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 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 


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 


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."

It's crucial to understand that when the storm 

has passed, we won't be where we started.

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