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Beneath the Surface

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found myself in a throw-in-the-towel, hang-up-the-boxing-gloves, salvation-is-independent kind of mood. There have been days when I’ve wondered: Is this even worth it?

Have you seen an iceberg? Notice how, when we observe what’s above water as compared to beneath the surface, there’s a lot we don’t immediately see? Well, God works in a similar style. We only get a glimpse of the surface, but inside He is at work. So be encouraged today, don’t give up. God is doing something on a deeper level, and like the seeds that were sewn in good soil, in time we will see them sprout and grow.

For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do. Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.  (Hebrews 6:10-12 NLT)


Rise and Shine!

The sun shines upon us once more

Each ray bringing the warmth of hope anew

The Son shines upon us once more

Each day bringing the joy of salvation for sinners alike, for me and you

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

(Isaiah 60:1 ESV)

Faithful God

I’ve usually been an inquisitive character. Some have gone as far as saying that I think too much, but life is so full of questions: What does this mean? How does that work? Why?

There are two things, however, that I can assure you I am certain of. The first is God’s love for me and mine in return and the second is that He remains faithful no matter what. In a world of so many uncertainties, I’m glad to be sure of at least those two things.

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  (Psalm 36:5 NLT)

Insiste. Persiste. Resiste.

Esto es para ti, tú que cruzas por El Valle
Camina firme, no te rindas ni desmayes

Y si llegaras a caer recuerda lo siguiente
Escucha este mensaje atentamente

Habrán piedras que querrán tropezarte

Tu pie puede deslizarse

Habrá quienes quieran empujarte

Cuando pensamientos quieran desanimarte

Y aunque de tu pasado te acordaste

Insiste en tu bendición, insiste en levantarte, insiste en amarte y deja que Dios te moldeé como obra de arte.

Esto es para ti, tú que vas por el camino estrecho
Aférrate de Sus promesas, tómalas como un hecho

Corre con paso firme y si encontraras obstáculos en el camino
Presta atención a lo que ahora te digo

Si te encuentras a un gigante

Aunque vacío esté tu estanque

Aunque el enemigo te haga sentir insignificante

El que va contigo es más grande que el que está adelante

Persiste y lucha, persiste en el camino, sigue adelante no mires a tu vecino, persiste en el plan de Dios, persiste hacia tu destino.

Esto es para ti que te están moldeando en la rueda
Tranquilo que Dios está contigo, no importa lo que suceda

El alfarero está obrando, ten fe en Su proceso
Verás que muchas cosas buenas saldrán de esto

Tocará quebrantarte y hacerte de nuevo

Para purificarte pasarás por el fuego

Las presiones harán de ti un diamante pero sacarán a tu ego

Los dolores producirán perlas pero es casi imposible no lo niego

Resiste un poco más, resiste y deja el pasado atrás, resiste y verás que en Dios la victoria tu tendrás.


During a recent flight, I sat quietly looking out the window and had the following thought:

Since the weather was cloudy and a bit rainy, the pilot decided to go above the clouds for a smoother flight. Then I saw it, we had reached an altitude where the colors seemed inverted. Let me explain. At first, we flew among the white clouds with the blue seas beneath us but at a higher altitude, the clouds fell under us and all around were nothing but hues of blue.

This made me think of birds. When we see the flocks fly by, they are usually in the first perspective, clouds above and ground below. There are, however, a few species that go beyond flying; some birds soar.

To soar is to go above the tempest. Flocks of birds fly, but the several species that soar at higher altitudes do so alone. It is there above the clouds, in that moment of soaring alone, that we can appreciate an entirely different perspective.

Sometimes we are called to soar.

But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles… (Isaiah 40:31a NLV)



International Day of the Girl was initially declared by the United Nations in 2011 to celebrate and empower young girls to rise up and fight for equality, safety, and their rights. There is a quote I once shared from a Mathew Henry Commentary that has stuck with me throughout the years. It goes:

She was “not made out of his head to rule over him, nor out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal to him, under his arm to be protected and near his heart to be beloved.”

Today, show your love to a sister, friend, neighbor, niece, or any other girl and let her know she’s valuable. Below is a copy of my book, She Was A Girl First, feel free to download and share.

She Was A Girl First

Día Mundial de la Salud Mental

Hoy es el Día Mundial de la Salud Mental. Tomemos esta oportunidad para recordarles a quienes nos rodean que no están solos.

“Quizas para el mundo seas solo una persona, pero para una persona eres el mundo.” – Dr. Seuss

#NoEstásSolo #DíaMundialDeSaludMental #EresImportante #JesusTeAma

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