I was raised being "Christian," but I didn't get to believe in God until about two years ago honestly. I know, I am not sure where I was the other 25 years, but I can see now that I was in limbo, lost. Which is why if you do not believe in God I understand. I mean come on, I was raised in a Christian home and didn't believe it. Sometimes I still have to reel myself back in because I go off on the very edge of not understanding again. There are three main struggles I have with Believing in God, Jesus and all the stories you can find in the bible.Read More
Have you ever had a dream that you pushed so hard for but hit a wall or maybe you ran out of energy and never got to see it come to completion? I feel you. I’ve had a couple of dreams that never came back to life, but there was one that kept burning in my heart even after I thought it was dead. I am not sure if this is the sign that you should keep pushing for a dream, but I have to say it is what kept me from quitting forever.
I dreamed of one day owning a business that I could use to make an impact on other's lives and to support and empower women. I grew up in a culture that gender inequality was so dominant. Add having a mother who suffered from a lack of financial independence and being raised with a dad who was a gifted entrepreneur, was like the perfect storm to birth a dream that seemed too big for little me.Read More
Truly loving someone is hard but sometimes it is harder to let love in. I swear I am a mess, I find it easier to feel love and compassion for people in the street begging than letting close people around me love me. The worst part is you tend to hurt the people that are closest to you. You might not have this problem, but for those who struggle with this kind of love, I feel you.Read More
Let me start by confessing I’ve been praying to be a vessel of God’s love for the longest time. When I was little, it would break my heart to see children and old people begging in the street. It was frustrating to know there was nothing I could do to help and all I wanted was to make a difference. Then I started praying, “Lord, use me. Lord, I am ready.” It sounds nice, right? Asking God to be used to be a good person to others? Yes, it is until he answers your prayers. All of these opportunities got laid out in my path, and I froze. I have been scared to take a step forward or even talk about them to people. Why? Well, the fear of failing to be honest, but this isn't for me or about anything I can do in my own strength. I am not qualified for any of it, so why am I scared? If this is from God. If I asked to just be the vessel, then the pressure is not on me but on God.Read More
I heard this message about being a “City On a Hill”, which felt like it never applied to me. I felt that I didn’t really reflect anything that would be inspiring enough to draw people to God or that I set an example for anyone to walk in God’s will. This was true until this December, when God proved to me that he uses even the most broken humans to be “... the light of the world. A city set on a hill...” (Matthew 5:14 ASV)…Read More