Reflections on Crossing Your Jordan River’s Book Launch Event

After all the writing, editing, and production deadlines are done, it’s always a blessing to get to celebrate the launch of a new book with family and friends!

I’m so grateful to everyone who helped me celebrate the release of Crossing Your Jordan River: How to Possess and Prosper in Your Promised Land (available on Amazon).

Looking at these pictures makes me smile!

I’m so touched that these friends would come and support what God is doing in and through my life! Many of them have come to several of my events. I appreciate all their encouragement!

I’m grateful to my wonderful volunteers and to Open Bible Church International for once again opening their doors for one of my events!

Here are a few more pics from Saturday’s event. The third shot is of some of the mugs, journals, and tote bags found exclusively at Abounding Faith’s online store.

I pray that those who attend my events (including my upcoming women’s conference)  and those who read my books are inspired and encouraged to follow God with their whole hearts and to trust Him to lead and guide them.

I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback about my third book.

If Crossing Your Jordan River blesses you, I hope you will take a moment to leave a short and kind review on Amazon.

Blessings to you as you face the walls of Jericho in your life and cross your Jordan River into your Promised Land!

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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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Crossing Your Jordan River Book On Sale Now!

I’m excited to announce that Crossing Your Jordan River: How to Possess and Prosper in Your Promised Land is now available in print and on Kindle on Amazon.

I pray you’ll be blessed by reading my latest book! If you are blessed, please leave a kind and short review on Amazon and tell your friends, family, and small group members about it as well.

Crossing Your Jordan River picks up where Waiting on God Well and Abounding Faith leave off. It includes Power Verses, Reflection Questions, Prayer Starters, and has blank lines for you to journal your thoughts just as Books 1 and 2 do.

Would you believe I didn’t set out to write this “trilogy” of books? God just worked it out this way.

I may have grown up writing in my journals and gone on to get a master’s degree in journalism from NYU and write for The New York Times, but I didn’t think about writing books until much later. I think that’s why I’m in awe when I see this picture of my author page on Amazon.

Only God could do this! I’m humbled that God would allow me to write another book that honors Him.

I’ll have plenty of thoughts to share after my upcoming book launch event.

For now, I’ll share this description of Crossing Your Jordan River:

Do you ever feel like you’re never going to make it to your Promised Land? Be encouraged—God wants you to get there even more than you do! Crossing Your Jordan River will take you on a journey with Joshua from the Bible so you can learn how he went from being Moses’ aide and living in the wilderness for forty years to leading the children of Israel triumphantly into the Promised Land. Be inspired as you prepare, pursue, and possess God’s promises for your life!

Thanks again for your prayers and support! To God be the Glory!

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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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Crossing Your Jordan River Book Cover Reveal!

I’m excited to share the cover of my upcoming third book! Crossing Your Jordan River will be available in print and Kindle on Amazon on April 3rd.

I’m in awe that the Lord would allow me to write another book that honors Him! God is Good!

Do you ever feel like you’re never going to make it to your Promised Land? Be encouraged—God wants you to get there even more than you do! Crossing Your Jordan River will take you on a journey with Joshua from the Bible so you can learn how he went from being Moses’ aide and living in the wilderness for forty years to leading the children of Israel triumphantly into the Promised Land. Be inspired as you prepare, pursue, and possess God’s promises for your life!

I pray this book is a blessing to all who read it!

Thanks for your prayers and encouragement! I’ll share more info next week. 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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Let’s SOAR Together at Abounding Faith’s 1st Women’s Conference

Calling all bold dreamers and doers, the audacious visionaries, and the world-changing women of God! You are invited to be a part of Abounding Faith’s first-ever women’s conference!**Come and be inspired to live your biggest God-given dreams!**

**Connect with other women who are ready to step out of the boat and walk on water!**

**Experience an intimate and interactive gathering of women on fire for the Lord who desire to live out their God-given passion and purpose!***

Be encouraged and empowered to live the abundant life that Jesus promised in John 10:10.

You may recall, my one word for this year is SOAR! Hosting conferences is something that God placed in my heart a few years ago. I’m delighted that I’m finally in the season where I have the green light to move forward with this particular God-given dream!

I would like to help you reach higher heights as well!

Now is the time. This is the moment. You were called for such a time as this!

I hope to see you there! Space is limited so register today!

Here’s more info:

Abounding Faith’s SOAR Women’s Conference

DATE: Saturday, May 20th

TIME: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

PLACE: Open Bible Church International, 40-23 69th Street, Woodside, NY 11377

Order your ticket today by clicking the link below and invite your girlfriends and small group members to sign up and join you! A light continental breakfast will be served.

**Please Note: No onsite registration will be available, so please register by Friday, April 7th. Please bring your printed receipt with you to the conference. All sales are final.**





Blessings!

***If you’re a business, organization, or individual interested in sponsoring this empowering and inspiring conference for dynamic women in the New York City area, please email Info@AboundingFaith.com to learn more.***

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3 Bible Verses About Joy!

I’m continuing my series 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 focusing on the fruit of joy this month.

Joy is different than happiness. Happiness usually depends on your circumstances. You get a raise, you plan a trip, you hear good news and you feel happy.

That’s wonderful, but that’s not true joy. As a Christian, you can experience joy even when you’re having a bad day because joy doesn’t depend on your circumstances. Real joy flows from Christ living inside of you.

Because of the Holy Spirit’s beautiful and powerful work inside of you, you can be having a rotten day but still be bursting out in worship. You can be crying, but praising and thanking God anyway.

It’s hard to explain, but you know it when you feel it. Here are a few Bible verses that talk about joy:

  • “Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” (Nehemiah 8:10)
  • “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” (Psalm 126:5)
  • “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:2-4)

I don’t want to make light of whatever you may be going through. I would like to remind you that God is good no matter what.

You woke up this morning. You can read this. You have a roof over your head and food on your table. You are blessed! I hope that makes you smile.

You may not see the answer to your prayers yet, but don’t let the enemy steal your joy. Instead of having a pity party, have a praise party!

God loves you! God is with you! God is working things out for your good (Romans 8:28).

Are you feeling joyful yet?

Don’t dwell on what you don’t have or what is going wrong in your life. Look up! God is still on the throne. Amen! Here’s a bonus verse from the apostle Paul, “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)

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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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Announcing Abounding Faith’s 1st Ever Women’s Conference!

I’m excited to announce that Abounding Faith’s first ever women’s conference will be held on the morning of Saturday, May 20th. Ladies, please mark your calendars!

I’ll be sharing more about the conference shortly.

Hosting conferences is something that God placed in my heart a few years ago. I’m delighted that I’m finally in the season where I have the green light to move forward with this particular God-given dream!

This conference will be a time of encouragement, inspiration, and connecting with other women on fire for the Lord. You won’t want to miss it! Please stay tuned for more details!

If you’re a business, organization, or individual interested in sponsoring this empowerment conference for dynamic women in the New York City area, please email Info@AboundingFaith.com to learn more.

Thank you for your prayers and encouragement! Remember, God answers prayers! Blessings to you as you see God opening doors in your life!

“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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Abounding Faith Books Update

As I gear up to release my third book in April, I’d like to take a moment to share a few updates about my first two books. I’m honored and humbled to see how the Lord is opening doors and allowing my books to reach even more readers!

I’m delighted that Bible study groups have started studying Waiting on God Well and that it is on the approved reading list for The Bowery Mission Women’s Center.

I’m excited that Waiting on God Well and Abounding Faith will also be sold in a new bookstore opening in California in May! I will be sure to share more details soon!

It’s a blessing to hear from readers and to know that they are being touched by my books. It helps to spur me on to keep writing! It’s lovely words like these that help to encourage me to keep going:

  • Waiting on God Well was quite insightful and encouraging. It gave some very practical tools that can help us continue waiting on the Lord and not give up,”       Pastor Lillian Gutierrez, Love Gospel Assembly
  • Waiting on God Well is a good and simple read with excellent scriptural references/meditation and (my favorite), the action steps. They’re so HELPFUL! I feel that women, men or anyone who’s willing to seek God’s guidance can benefit from you book,” Manni Lee, Associate Executive Director, Women of Wonder (WOW)

For more reader reviews, click here.

I am grateful for all my readers and for every opportunity I get to speak and encourage folks as they wait on God to fulfill His promises to them and as they believe God for the impossible!

If you have been blessed by my books, I would love to hear from you. Kind reviews of Waiting on God Well and Abounding Faith are always welcome. Please feel free to leave a short review on Amazon or to email Info@AboundingFaith.com. I’d also appreciate your help spreading the word about both books to your friends, family, small groups, and book clubs!

I’m looking forward to sharing more news about my third book and the other doors the Lord is opening. Please stay tuned.

Blessings to you as you continue on your faith journey! I hope you are seeing God’s fingerprints in your life!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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