Abounding Faith TV Appearance

It was a delight to be back in the TV studio with Pastor Luis Ortiz and Ebenezer Film Productions. It’s always an honor to get to speak about God!

Yes, it’s still a bit odd for me to go from being the interviewer tucked behind the scenes during my journalism days to now being interviewed in front of the camera but I think I’m getting the hang of it.

I pray you’re blessed by this video. Please note that folks switch from Spanish to English throughout the segment.

To view my previous appearance, click below.

 

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3 Bible Verses About Love!

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I’m launching a new series this month based on the Fruit of the Spirit found in Galatians 5:22-23, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”

Each month, I’ll pick a fruit and share a few thoughts and verses about it.

I’m starting with the fruit of love. There are so many verses to choose from especially since the Bible is God’s love letter to us!

I’d like to share verses that talk about three important aspects of love:

God’s love for us! But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

Our love for God! “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” (Deuteronomy 6:5)

Our love for others! “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13: 34-35)

Amid all the chocolate and flowers that are bought and given this month, it’s good to stop and think about these aspects of love. Allow me to ask you a few questions based on the above verses:

How are you doing with rejoicing in God’s unconditional love for you? Are you taking the time to bask in and to thank God for His matchless love? Everything we do should flow from that knowledge that God is love and that He loves us!

How are you doing with loving God? Are you taking the time to worship and praise God simply for who He is? That shouldn’t be reserved just for Sunday morning service or only for when you get good news.

How are you doing with loving others? It’s not about the car you drive, the neighborhood you live in, the clothes you wear, or your job title and salary. That’s not what sets you apart as a child of God. Jesus said people would know you are His disciple by how you love others. He told His disciples to love each other as He loved them.

If all this is a little overwhelming to you, I’d like to remind you that everything we do flows out of God’s love for us. The more you mediate on Bible verses about God’s amazing love for you and reflect on His perfect love, the more you’ll love Him back and be able to love others.

I pray God will give you a fresh revelation of His supernatural love for you! Embrace it! Celebrate it! And then share it with others!

Blessings!

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Birthday Blessings to My Mom!

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I’m celebrating my Mom’s birthday this month! In honor of my incredible Mom, I’m linking to two posts I’ve written about her in the past and a guest post she wrote a few years back. I pray you’re blessed and encouraged by re-visiting these posts!

“Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” (Proverbs 31:30-31)

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Happy 2017 Video Greeting & Book 3 Update

I hope you’re blessed by this short video update that I recently shot. I’m excited to be sharing an update about Book 3 and more. Blessings!

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3 Journal Writing Prompts to Help You Wait on God Well!

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What promises are you waiting on God to fulfill in your life? Whether you’re waiting for a breakthrough in your professional or personal life, I encourage you to record your thoughts in a journal. It’s helpful to write out your prayer requests, praise reports, and reflections.

Need a little inspiration to get started journaling?

I’d like to share 3 journal writing prompts that are inspired by my book Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough (available on Amazon).

I hope you will prayerfully respond to the following questions in your journal:

  • The Bible verses that I am standing on in this season are …
  • The Bible character that most inspires me right now is …
  • Today I am grateful for …

One of the best things about jotting down your thoughts is that you can always go back and read them at a later date and hopefully be encouraged by how God delivered you from certain circumstances and gave you the grace to endure other situations.

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I pray you will feel God’s strength and grace as you wait to see Him move in your life and do what only He can do!

If you’d like to get some inspiring journals to chronicle your journey, check out these and other journals available exclusively at Abounding Faith’s online store. Blessings!

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Happy 4th Blogversary!

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I can hardly believe that my 4th Blogversary is here. How in the world haven’t I run out of lessons, musings, adventures, and news to share with you?

As I’ve said in the past, I will continue to write and speak as long as the Lord keeps giving me something to say.

I’m grateful that you continue to show up and read my posts. Quite a few of you have been with me since my very first posts. How lovely! Thank you!

I’m also thankful to those of you who took a moment to fill out my recent Reader Survey. I’m touched to hear that you are being blessed by my blog and my books.

A reader comment that stood out to me was:

Waiting on God Well gave me time to address a deep prayer request of my heart I had sort of ‘buried.” I took your book on a plane trip, underlined and prayed my way thru, even journaling some. Thank you for your encouragement!”

This kind of feedback helps to encourage me to keep writing and sharing parts of my faith journey with you.

I plan to continue encouraging you as you wait on God and believe Him for the impossible.

I want to encourage you to live your God-given dreams! I plan to do so right here on my blog and through my upcoming book and events. Please stay tuned!

There’s a lot going on at Abounding Faith! Don’t miss a thing!

I hope you’ll connect with Abounding Faith on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest.

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Many blessing to you and thanks for being on this faith journey with me!

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7 Bible Verses to Boost Your Hope!

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Are you struggling to wait on God to fulfill His promises in your life? Are you afraid that you’ll never see a breakthrough in your finances, personal life, or ministry work?  If so, I’d like to encourage you not to give up! God is Faithful and will move in your life in His perfect timing and in His perfect way!

Here are a few Bible verses to help you be a prisoner of hope and weather whatever storm you are facing:

  1. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
  2. “Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”  (Psalm 62:5-8)
  3. “But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:24b-25)
  4. “Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” (Romans 4:18)
  5. “Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you.” (Zechariah 9:12)
  6. “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)
  7. “May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.” (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

God will not let you down. Trust Him to work out your situation for your good as He promises to do in Romans 8:28!  God specializes in parting seas, raising the dead, healing the sick, and saving the lost. 

Be encouraged! “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)

Which Bible verses help to fill your heart with hope? Feel free to leave them in the comments below. Blessings!

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For more encouragement, read my books Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough and Abounding Faith: 30 Bible Heroes Who Will Inspire You to Believe God for the Impossible! To learn how I can come alongside of you as your Life Coach or to invite me to speak at your event, visit my website www.aboundingfaith.com. Check out Abounding Faith’s online store here. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Happy New Year & My One Word!

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I love the start of a new year! I enjoy when the year is filled with promise! I get excited about all that God has in store for the next twelve months.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you know that I like to prayerfully choose one word to help define the upcoming year.

I’m delighted to share that my one word for this year is:

SOAR!

After many years of waiting and preparing, the Lord is releasing me and allowing me to live out many dreams that I have been hoping and praying for for a long time.

I believe God wants me to dream bigger and to reach new heights.

I’m reminded of the following Bible verses:

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)

Did you catch what happens to those who hope in the Lord? They will renew their strength and SOAR on wings like eagles. I love it!

Waiting on God is not in vain and it doesn’t last forever. There is a time and season for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Glory! As it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.”

I’m looking forward to God surprising me and astounding me in 2017 and beyond!

What does this mean for Abounding Faith? It means you can look forward to my third book being released, God willing, in the spring! The book will encourage you on your faith journey and picks up where Waiting on God Well and Abounding Faith left off. I’ll be sharing more info in the upcoming weeks and months so please stay tuned.

I also plan to host and speak at more events. If you’re interested in sponsoring one of my events, fantastic! Please email me at info@aboundingfaith.com and I’ll send you more information. If you’re interested in inviting me to come speak at your upcoming event, awesome! Please click here to learn more.

I also hope to continue blogging and adding videos to Abounding Faith’s YouTube channel and items to Abounding Faith’s online store. I want to continue encouraging you and inspiring you on your faith journey!

God is moving and I’m grateful that I get to share parts of my journey with you!

We serve an Awesome and Mighty God!

So what are you dreaming about? What desires and goals has God placed in your heart?

What’s your one word for 2017? I hope you’ll share it below!

If you’d like help reaching your God-given dreams, I’d be delighted to be your life coach. You can learn more about life coaching by clicking here. And if writing a book is on your list of goals this year, you can learn more about my Book Writing Coaching program by clicking here.

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Please invite your friends to connect with Abounding Faith as well! I appreciate you helping to spread the word! To God be the Glory!

Praying you have a wonderful year full of God’s love, joy, and peace! Blessings!

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For more encouragement, read my books Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough and Abounding Faith: 30 Bible Heroes Who Will Inspire You to Believe God for the Impossible! To learn how I can come alongside of you as your Life Coach or to invite me to speak at your event, visit my website www.aboundingfaith.com. Check out Abounding Faith’s online store here. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Reflections on 2016

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You might recall that my one word for this year was NEW! As I look back on this amazing year, I am truly grateful for all the NEW experiences the Lord blessed me with in 2016!

I started the year by launching my second book Abounding Faith: 30 Bible Heroes Who Will Inspire You to Believe God for the Impossible! It was surreal to release one book, let alone a second. And what a joy it was to host my very first Abounding Faith Live event in the spring!

Entering the world of Periscope and shooting a few “Abounding Faith Today” videos was fun.

In the summer, I got to appear on a local TV station thanks to Ebenezer Productions.

In the fall, I made the transition to my new home church. I have felt so welcome at Times Square Church and already feel God’s favor upon me there! Praise God!

During Roctober, the Lord allowed me to realize a long-awaited dream of speaking to a group of Christians working at the United Nations! And then a few days later I got to briefly share my testimony at the evening service at Times Square Church. Glory to God!

God knew my dear Senior Pastor of more than a decade was getting promoted to Heaven in October, so I’m grateful that the Lord graciously has connected me with many new wonderful men and women of God to walk with me and help guide me during this next season of my faith journey.

The Lord saw it fit to allow me to work on my third book, which should be released next spring. I also launched my Book Writing Coaching program and added many new items to Abounding Faith’s online store including the Pray, Dream, Do, Repeat collection.

Has it been a perfect year? No way! But God is Faithful! I’m thankful that this year was another one filled with adventure!

I pray you had a blessed year! I hope you got to realize many of your goals and are reaching even higher and further in 2017. The Lord really does take us from glory to glory!

If this year was a bit rough for you, I pray that you will leave all your cares and worries at the feet of Jesus and trust Him to get you through your trial or storm. I pray you will expect great things in 2017! If you’d like help reaching your God-given dreams, you can learn more about having me as your life coach by clicking here!

As this year draws to a close, I plan to rest and recharge for all that awaits in 2017 and beyond! I keep hearing the Lord saying to dream bigger and that more is coming. Amen! I receive it!

I’m in praying and planning mode for next year. I hope to share more info with you in the upcoming weeks.

Many blessings to you and thanks for staying on this faith journey with me! To God be the Glory!

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“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” (Luke 1:45)

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For more encouragement, read my books Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough and Abounding Faith: 30 Bible Heroes Who Will Inspire You to Believe God for the Impossible! To learn how I can come alongside of you as your Life Coach or to invite me to speak at your event, visit my website www.aboundingfaith.com. Check out Abounding Faith’s online store here. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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Merry Christmas 2016!

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I love staring at this picture that I recently took of a gorgeous Christmas tree!

All I can think of when I look at this picture is how our Heavenly Father is the giver of good gifts! I’m not talking about gifts that you can wrap up and tie a bow around. Those are great and it’s a joy to give and receive those kinds of presents.

But I’m talking about how God gives us desires and meets those desires.

I’m referring to those gifts that He freely gives us such as the gifts of His love, presence, favor, grace, and His peace that passes understanding.

I’m thinking about those spiritual gifts that He gives to His children.

And I mean the ultimate gift that God gave us on the first Christmas when He sent His one and only Son to earth to redeem us. Yes, the gift of Immanuel, God with us! Jesus, the Messiah. The Lamb of God. The Prince of Peace. The King of kings and the Lord of Lords!

Jesus is the unspeakable gift that we treasure at Christmas. It’s His birthday that we get to celebrate!

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:16-17)

I pray that you have already accepted that gift of salvation through Jesus Christ! Receiving forgiveness of your sins through the blood of Jesus and eternal life with God in Heaven is better than any gift you’ll ever find under your Christmas tree.

If you haven’t yet asked Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior, I pray you will do so even now and discover the true meaning of Christmas!  You can accept the gift of Jesus by opening up your heart and saying a simple prayer such as:

Dear Jesus, thank you for dying on the Cross for my sins. I turn from my wicked ways and receive your love and forgiveness. I ask you to come into my heart and to be my Lord and Savior. Help me to live for you all the days of my life. It’s in Your name I pray, Amen.

The Bible says all of Heaven rejoices when even one sinner repents of his sins. If you said this prayer and meant it, then there’s a party going on in Heaven right now for YOU! How awesome is that?

I hope you will prayerfully find a Bible-based church in your area. It’s time to go and meet your brothers and sisters in Christ and grow with them. It’s also great to start reading the Bible and to keep praying, or talking to God, on a daily basis.

You can learn more about some next steps here.

Inviting Jesus into your life is the best decision you’ll ever make! I’d love to know if you said, “Yes!” to Jesus. Please leave a comment below.

Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.” (Isaiah 9:6-7)

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For more encouragement, read my books Waiting on God Well: How to Prevent Breaking Down on Your Way to Your Breakthrough and Abounding Faith: 30 Bible Heroes Who Will Inspire You to Believe God for the Impossible! To learn how I can come alongside of you as your Life Coach or to invite me to speak at your event, visit my website www.aboundingfaith.com. Check out Abounding Faith’s online store here. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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