SING YOUR PRAISE TO THE LORD!

By Anita Mondragon

I wrote this a few years back…
 
This morning, I stood at the open door of our house, seeing my husband off to work. As I waved and threw kisses, I noticed how crisp and clean the air was as I gulped in the goodness of God. The sun was just peeking over the horizon, and the distant farmhouse became a silhouette against the blazing orange! As if that were not enough for my eyes to behold, the birds in the near-by trees burst into song like a glorious choir. One lone Turtle Dove sat perched on the neighbor’s roof and began cooing his praise like a solo part. That’s when I was reminded of some verses in Psalm 150:1-6 They say:

Hallelujah!
Praise God in his holy house of worship,
praise him under the open skies; Read more…



APRONED WARRIOR

By Anita Mondragon
 
One day, while in prayer for my children, God gave me this poem.  I hope it encourages all of you “mamas” out there.  Never give up!  Keep on going to war and pray for your children!
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The most violent battles that are ever fought,
Do you know who fights them and when?
 
In history books, you will find them not,
For they’re fought by the mothers of men.
 
Not with tanks, guns, or swords
Like in wars of today; Read more…


GOOD INTENTIONS

By Anita Mondragon
 
I was just making our nightly cup of coffee when I busted out laughing. My husband yelled from the living room, “what’s so funny?” I yelled back, “if you’re ever looking for the Milano cookies, you’ll find ‘em right next to my SlimFast carb cutter pills!”
 
Oh my gosh! no wonder I can’t get rid of this weight!
 
That happened last night. It was funny at first, but then I looked at it in a Spiritual light, and it wasn’t so amusing then.
 
You see, I have this secret place where I hide things…so we don’t overeat. It’s my secret stash of goodies…my place of indulgence. But God showed me that I do the same thing in my personal walk with Him. We all have a place like that. We have good intentions, but sometimes the flesh gets the best of us and instead of reaching out to God in prayer, we go ahead and do things that please the flesh. Read more…


THE MERCY OF JESUS

By Michael Mondragon
 
“For you, Lord are good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy to all them that call on you.” -Psalm 86:5
 
Your mercy shown to me at the cross,
Your love rescued me from my loss.
 
Ever grateful, hands lifted…
Seeking Your mercy and grace.
 
My voice praising, ever thankful.
I’m always seeking Your face!
 
I praise…I praise! Read more…


TAKE A WALK WITH ME

By Anita Mondragon
 
Life has many paths.  Some are straight and smooth…others are steep and rocky.
 
As I look back over my own trek, I find that my attitude and response to the situations I faced, made all the difference in the world!  
 
The straight and smooth paths I walked were only that way because I asked Jesus to accompany me.  My steep and rocky climbs in life were a consequence of traveling alone…without Him! Read more…


WHAT’S IN YOUR ALABASTER BOX?

By Anita Mondragon
 
“Cast all your cares upon him, for he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:7
 
Remember the story of Mary Magdalene in the Bible?  ….
 
Jesus was invited to the home of Simon the Pharisee for dinner.  Simon no doubt wanted to boast of his religious purity.  The presence of Jesus was only requested so that he could later tell his friends that Jesus had been his dinner guest.
 
But, as God would have it, a prostitute showed up…uninvited!  Most of us know the rest of the story…. Read more…


IS YOUR LIGHT STILL ON???

By Anita Mondragon
 
I know this question in regards to my testimony and walk with God should be asked by me on a daily basis, but it seems I usually wait until some dire circumstance occurs in my life before I even think about such things.  Am I alone in this??  I don’t think so.
 
You see, we all tend to forget the important stuff-the stuff regarding God because when things are going well, we think we have the world by the tail…and we’re good.  We believe-unconsciously that we don’t need God, or His help…  
 
I’m remembering a Christmas party we went to a couple of years ago.  Read more…


Fear or Draw Near

By Mark Hays
 
When the seas rage,
Do you weep or sleep?
Is your mind on the storm,
causing you to mourn,
your rough situation,
and feel your limitations
or is your mind on the Lord, Read more…


Victory Over Condemn – Nation

By Mark Hays
 
I walked this life a far from perfect man,
made many mistakes almost any way you can;
I’ve fallen short of the glory of God,
I’ve dwelled on these things which led me to trod;
To a nation called Condemn
Made up of all my faults, each residents,
that remind me of my sin,

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WHAT DOMINATES YOUR THOUGHTS?

By Anita Mondragon
 
 
Do you wake up with worry on your mind, and fall asleep the same way?
 
Do you have giants in your life that you feel you face alone?
 
Are there monsters in your soul that try to take control?
 
Are you taunted with folks you can’t seem to please?
 
Do you find it hard to face your future because of your past mistakes?
 
If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the above, be sure…there is a solution!  Read more…