BY: Anita Mondragon
Have you ever heard this statement…”It’s not WHAT you know…it’s WHO you know?
Well, I’m here to tell you that we as Believers need to stand on that saying and start using it to give God the glory!  The world uses it to climb over some more deserving than they are.  They use someone’s name to their advantage to be picked above someone much more qualified-just because they KNOW someone at the top!
We need to remember WHO we are in Jesus Christ!  We need to remember WHO’s child we are…WHO we belong to!  We are heirs with the Only begotten Son of God Almighty!  
I’ve heard some Christians say, “I can’t go out and witness!  I don’t know very much about the Bible or all the Scripture references and the like…” OR  “I’m just a new Believer-what can I say?” OR  “I’m too old to testify…”  And the excuses go on and on….  But the Bible says in Psalm 107:2-8,  

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

4 They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

5 Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses.

7 And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

A Poem By Mark Hays

A poem of thankfulness by PoetforHisglory (Mark Hays)
Thank you Jesus!
Love has come
Love has won
Because of Jesus
He laid down His life
To free us of the strife,
Of sin
The cost He paid,
So He could save,
Those who believe
He rose on that 3rd day,
Overcoming death and the grave,
Now death has no more sting
If you believe in Him,
You are freed from sin,
Set free,
Glory be
So don’t hesitate,
Embrace the Love He gave,
and gives to this day
I lift my hands and my voice,
I declare I made a choice,
A long time ago
To love and follow my Savior,
He is my strength,
I have seen and still need,
the length,
of His grace and mercy
My Savior is all,
I love Him in winter, spring, summer, and fall,
To Him I give my praise,
Every day
For His love has won the victory,
and to that I shout…GLORY!!


by Anita Mondragon

Maybe some of you reading this think I have a typo in the title.  I DON’T!  Let me explain. 

We just finished our W.O.W. Conference for 2019.  It was awesome!  The food and snacks served by the Kitchen Staff was amazing!

We had wonderful music done by our own praise team, as well as the praise team from Centro De Alabanza, and a special time of worship from Leticia Torrez.  The music was phenomenal!

Besides words of wisdom given to us from our own First Lady, Sister Francine, we were privileged to have two special speakers, Sister Nancy Hinkle, and Sister Kathleen Le.

I have to admit, at the beginning, I really didn’t want to attend.  ….Hold on now!  Don’t look down the end of your nose at me!  I bet some of you out there felt the same way….  I don’t know what your reason/excuse was for feeling this way, but I can tell you what mine were.

  1. I could think of a hundred different ways to spend $25.00
  2. I couldn’t see myself sitting there for two hours on a Friday night and then ALL DAY SATURDAY! I had things to do…Yeah…Right!
  3. Truth is…I really just didn’t want to go. I’d have to get out of my jammies and get dressed…make an effort.

Am I alone in this boat? 

But, I am so glad that I overcame these obstacles and went!  You see, it was the enemy whispering all these things in my ear.  He didn’t want me to go because he knew I would have my eyes opened and be delivered from some things in my life that held me in bondage. 

I want to share a few points with those of you, who for whatever reason did not make it to the conference.  And…even though it was a women’s conference, the information given was backed up by scripture and is profitable for men as well!  So listen up guys!  These things apply to you too.

In Session 1, Sister Nancy spoke on the subject of, Who are you wearing?  She likened it to her passion of watching the Grammy’s, etc.  It wasn’t the show as much as the Red Carpet.  She liked to see what folks were wearing.  The interviewer always asked the same question-WHO are you wearing, as in Prada, Versace, Gucci, Dolce Gabbana.

As women of God-Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, that same question was put to us.  WHO ARE YOU WEARING?

Then, the list came up:   Are you wearing your mother?  Are you wearing your dad?  Are you wearing the negative, hurtful things that were said to you in the past? How about defeat?  Or divorce?  Are you wearing bitterness, and unforgiveness?  What about hate?  Do you ever put that on?  Do you wear the lies that have been told about you?  Do you wear the abuse you’ve endured your whole life?

 If so, it’s time to change your clothes!  If you do, you will change your life!  Time to put on Jesus Christ!  Joel 3:13 says this: Change your life, not just your clothes.  Come back to God, your God.  And here’s why:  God is kind and merciful.  He takes a deep breath, put up with a lot.  This most patient God, extravagant in love, always ready to cancel catastrophe.

The very fact that the enemy shows up to steal from you, PROVES you have something worth stealing!  Get out of agreement with him! KNOW what God says about you! 

Many times, God leads us to the door of something great…something beyond our wildest aspirations, but we die on the threshold listening to the lies of the enemy.  It’s time to bust through the door!  Time to receive ALL that God intends for us!

Let’s put on the whole armor of God, and confidently walk through the doors of opportunity God places in our path!

Who’s with me?




The Salvation Of The Lord

By Anita Mondragon

10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.

11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt?

12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.

13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to- day, ye shall see them again no more forever.  -Exodus 14:10-13

14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.


As a kid growing up, I always marveled at this story!  It was one of my favorites.

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Be of Good Cheer

by Anita Mondragon

“In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” –John 16:33

 I’ve heard this verse quoted since I was a little kid, and since becoming an adult, I have experienced it…literally; so I should not only KNOW it’s words, but I should at this point in my life realize the truth and the power in these words!

Yet, here I am again, going through some stuff; and while my boat is hurled about upon the waters of life’s troubled sea, I find myself doubting once again.  When you’re in a storm, holding on for dear life, it’s difficult to “be of good cheer.” Read more…

The War Is Not Over

by Anita Mondragon

“Things are not what they seem.  This is a world at war.  Each of us has a crucial role to play….  A battle is raging, and it is a battle for your heart.” -John Eldredge

Years ago, I read a book by John Eldredge, entitled:  Waking the Dead.  There were many things in there that spoke to my heart!  In one chapter called, “Spiritual Warfare”, he says, and I quote, “This is the heart of our Enemy.  He is determined to hinder and harm and ruin God’s image bearers.  To steal and kill and destroy…the story of your life is the story of the long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you COULD be, and fears it!” Read more…

Will You Fall or Stand?

by Anita Mondrgon
“The Bible is the story of two gardens: Eden and Gethsemane. In the first, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand.” –Max Lucado
I can really identify with the first garden! I believe most of the human race can. However, the second garden is where I usually fail. How about you? Read more…

Our Weakness Equals His Strength

by Anita Mondragon
Dr. Jeremiah was telling the story of Denny Morrison the speed skater.  During his career, he encountered many obstacles, but with fierce determination, he pushed through them all to arrive at his goal.  I’m sure during the times of his severe health problems, fear crept in as well as discouragement; but he never gave up!
We as saints of God are to have the same fierceness regarding our walk with God.  The Bible tells us in Proverbs 24:16, “for though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise again…”  How can that be?  What gives us the strength to keep getting up?  It is nothing less than girding our loins with truth, and our faith and trust in a mighty God. He gives us the strength and the courage to rise again and keep going!
We all experience various times of weakness throughout our life. But we must always remember that Jesus has already won the battle. We possess the victory through Christ and His shed blood. Paul reminds us that we are not fighting for victory but from the victory that Christ already secured for us at the cross.
So when the enemy comes knocking…do we run…or STAND?  The choice is yours; but be careful how you choose, for one choice makes you win…but the other, makes you lose!
Make the choice to win!  Stand your ground, and let the Lord fight your battles. We must align ourselves with the truth of God if we are going to stand firm in our faith. You do your part through prayer and the study of God’s Word!  Remember what the author said?  ….”If your Bible is falling apart, it usually means that YOU are NOT!” Buckle up before going out!
See Psalm 119:28- “I am melting away from anxiety and grief; renew my strength, in keeping with your word.” 
Worship and Praise are also weapons of our warfare against the enemy.  Practice them daily along with your Bible reading and prayer time! Allow God to fill the broken places of your life.  Let Him bond them together and strengthen you with His peace!