A WALK IN PSALM 23

By Mark Hays
 
I’ve walked through the valley of the shadow of death,
Been in situations where I couldn’t catch my breath;
 
Had fears, like shadows, follow me wherever I go
Searched far and wide for something to ease my soul,
 
Until one day I found this Shepherd, a man from Galilee,
Who said leave everything behind and follow Me; Read more…


BORN FOR THIS…

By Anita Mondragon
 
How many times have you heard someone say, “I was born for this!”?  I know I’ve said it a time or two myself when I found out I was good at something.  Folks have even written songs pertaining to this very subject…  Remember, “Born To Be Wild”-Steppenwolf, released in June of 1968?  If you remember the 60’s, I believe almost everyone thought they were born to be wild.  But there was another man born for a greater purpose about 2,000 years ago!
 
I was watching a movie the other night. Read more…


THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS LIKE THE PERFECT JAR OF JELLY…

By Anita Mondragon
 
I’m sure you’ve heard the statement, “Life is like a box of chocolates…”  Well, I’m here to tell you that the Christian life is like a jar of jelly….
 
There’s a promise in the Bible that says: “The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil.  He shall preserve thy soul” -Psalm 121:7
 
Did you notice?  It says from ALL evil. Read more…


HOME

By Anita Mondragon
 
I was talking with one of my cousins the other night and found out that another cousin of mine had passed away.  I was shocked and sad in my heart at the news.  As we spoke, I was reminded that we should rejoice, for she was a believer and just went home to be with the Lord.  She is no longer sick or in pain.  She has seen the face of our Dear Redeemer!  This conversation reminded me of something I wrote back in 2014….  It goes like this, and it’s called,  HOME. Read more…


UNTIL LAMBS BECOME LIONS…

By Anita Mondragon
 
As I watch movies, the Lord really speaks to me and gives me a Spiritual perception as to what is being said.  I was watching a Robin Hood movie yesterday.  At one point, he and his men were going to go against the evil sheriff of Nottingham.  He made this statement to bolster the men in their resolve-for they were few in comparison.  He said, “Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.”  
 
Immediately this brought a Scripture to mind. Read more…


SATISFACTION…

By Anita Mondragon
 
Remember that old song by the Rolling Stones?  –  “I can’t get no satisfaction.”  Well, that has been a picture of the world for quite some time now, and it’s even worse in these present days!  Now that we’re locked up in our homes due to the virus, we are finding ourselves miserable.  Things we did before when we felt unsatisfied, we can no longer do.  Going out to eat when we want to, shopping, going to the mountains, visiting parks, going on vacation…the list goes on.  Truth is, these outings were/are nothing but bandages!  They do not ‘heal’ our wanton condition, they merely cover it up for a short time.  It’s like the alcoholic…the next drink is not the cure.  Read more…


READY OR NOT…

By Anita Mondragon
 
My youngest loves to play Tag, and Hide and go seek.  My son studies his options for the latter game.  He knows where to hide so that I can’t find him.  He’s tricked me quite a few times to where I finally give up, and he wins the game.  I was reminded of this last night when we played before bed.  
 
My husband on the other hand, loves to fish.  His equipment is always in tip-top shape, all in one place, and ever ready to go at the drop of a hat!
 
Some of you may be scratching your head and asking ‘why’ is she sharing this on a church blog. Read more…


THE WAITING ROOM

By Anita Mondragon
 
Have you ever made an appointment with someone, only to end up waiting way past the time you were to be seen?  I have!  Almost every time I make a Doctor appointment, I have to wait 20-30 minutes past my appointment time sitting in the waiting room-paging through old magazines; then I’m shown to a room and told the doctor will be right in.  However, that seldom happens, and I wait even longer before they knock on the door and rush through with a smile and an apology.  
 
I’ve been a Christian for 51 years, and at times, I find the answers to my prayers to be quite similar.  Most of the time, my answer comes quickly, but the hard ones…the ones that concern the choices of others seem to take longer.  Read more…


THE SECRET TO A HAPPY LIFE

by Anita Mondragon
 
 
What separates you from having joy?  I’m sure most of us right now would have to include Covid19 as being at least one thing that keeps us from having joy.  There are other ‘things’ attached to this virus…no travel, stay at home, confinement, boredom, loneliness….
So my question to you is…what will make you happy in life?  Is it going back to the norm of the way life was before the virus?  Going to work everyday,  being busy all the time…??  What will it take?
 
What if this virus lasts longer than folks expect?  What if you don’t have a job to return to when this is all over?  What if your idea of happiness never comes? Read more…


he WANTS MY TONGUE!

When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him. -Isaiah 59:19
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….NO! I didn’t make a mistake on the title of this blog…I purposefully did not capitalize the first word, he.  he doesn’t deserve the dignity it implies. I know you’re confused now…so read on….