Meditation Monday: Be Strong & Courageous

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Heavenly Father, You are my strength and my courage. You are my light in the darkness and my calm in the storm. Thank you … Continue reading Meditation Monday: Be Strong & Courageous


Behold, All Things Become New

This past 4th of July was an extra special one. Not only did we celebrate freedom for our country but my family and I got to celebrate freedom in Christ.  As a family, we declared our love and commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ as we were baptized one by one and I just wanted … Continue reading Behold, All Things Become New

A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears

It never gets easy, celebrating your child's birthday at a cemetery--that never gets easy. Especially, on a milestone birthday like today; Aryanna would be 15 years old.  I remember the day she was born, the nurses rolling her into my room and swiftly disappearing.  I remember looking at this 8lb. 12 oz. tiny human and … Continue reading A Harvest of Joy, Planted With Tears

How to Have Victory in the Valley

Life is full of mountain highs and valley lows. It's easy to be victorious when standing on the mountaintop but easy to be defeated in the depths of the valley. God desires to prepare us in advance so we can have victory in our valleys. Read on to discover how you can be victorious in the valley.

Sailing the Seas of Step-parenting

My life changed in that moment, when a big-eyed, dark-haired boy wobbled into my life and captured my heart forever.  Matthew was like any toddler— rambunctious, curious, and so adorable. At the tender age of one and a half years old, he had no idea what the future held. He was unaware his time would … Continue reading Sailing the Seas of Step-parenting

Set Ablaze 

As I drive along the highway, my eyes catch a glimpse of a stunning sight – an array of tangerine-colored wildflowers cascading along a hillside. I’ve driven along this highway many times, but never have I caught a sight such as this. Friends, head on over to Cisneros Cafe to read full article. My post is … Continue reading Set Ablaze 

Heart Wide Open (How God births beauty from brokenness)

"If you've ever experienced deep-seated agony, then you know the stinging pain that reverberates throughout your entire body. One that brings with it a burning sensation that never dissipates. Like Novocain to a throbbing and relentless toothache – you numb the pain, vowing never to feel this hurt again."

Heart-Dresser (Walk-ins are welcome)

Do you find yourself as concerned with the inside as you are with the outside? Do you ever wonder what would happen if the Lord stripped back all the outer adornments of our heart, what would he find? Are the fibers of our heart fresh and vibrant or dry and brittle? The Lord wants us to step into his beauty parlor with our dry and brittle layers and walk out with a fresh and flowing heart.

Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears

He stood at the edge and peered down; beaded droplets glided down the side of his face, and landed on his sweat-drenched shirt. I could feel his adrenaline racing, and I knew his heart was pumping...thump-thump, thump-thump, thump-thump. He glanced over at me, then took a couple steps back. One step forward. Two steps back. … Continue reading Feed Your Faith, Not Your Fears