Saturday, December 7, 2019

Mary Did You Know?

Lyrics by The Katinas

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy, would one day walk on water?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy, would save our sons and daughters?

Did you know
That your baby boy, has come to make you new?
And this child that you delivered will soon deliver you

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy, will give sight to a blind man?
Mary, did you know 
That your baby boy, will calm the storm with his hand?

Did you know 
That your baby boy, has walked where angels trod? 
When you kiss your little baby you kissed the face of God?

Oh, Mary did you know
The bind will see, the deaf will hear
The dead will live again, the lame will leap
The dumb will speak and the praises of the Lamb

Mary, did you know
That your baby boy, is Lord of all creation?
Mary, did you know
That your baby boy, will one day rule the nations?

Did you know
That your baby boy, is Heaven's perfect Lamb?
The sleeping child your're holding is the great I am

I Love this song, especially The Katinas version. 

Jesus is Love Literally and He Loves you so much. 
If your an orphan, Jesus Loves you. 
If your a widow Jesus Loves you. 
If your alone Jesus Loves you. 
If you are in prison Jesus Loves you. 
I prayerfully hope that no matter where you find yourself this Christmas, 
that you know that Jesus Loves you. 
Love came down, and that Love is Jesus. 
Jesus is gift and the reason, it's all about Him.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Thursday, November 7, 2019


A couple of weeks ago we heard the news of TobyMac & Amanda's son Truett Foster sudden death. It rock the Christian Music world, as it may have touched your heart too. He was only 21. And then suddenly he was gone. Tears. My prayers and Love is sent in abundance to Toby's family. 
Please pray for their family. 

As some may know that my Mom passed away 17 years ago this past September and if I am honest, I still have not got past it. What I mean is I still cry at times, I still miss her, but I just wish I could get one more hug, one more I Love you, one more talk. But I can't. Yet I still cry. 

I Love these lyrics from "When We Fall Apart" by Ryan Stevenson 
It's ok to cry
It's ok to fall apart
You don't have to try
To be strong when you are not
And it may take sometime to make sense of all your thoughts
But don't ever fight your tears
'Cause there is freedom in every drop
Sometimes the only way to heal a broken heart is
when we fall apart
An you've got the gift of mercy
Don't ever think it's strange
Not a curse, but it is a blessing to feel other 
people's pain

So I come to you today with everything in me to Love one another no matter what. Do all you can to be at peace with one another. When it's over it's over. Don't live with regrets. What you might be fighting about will not even matter in the bigger picture. When you die and stand before God to give an account for your life, you want to hear "well done" my good and faithful servant.  
So make sure your living today to please Him. 

Dying isn't optional. We are all going to die. 
I pray today you do what you can to be right with others.
And no matter what never ever give up on them.

If today is my last day,  please know that your Loved. 
God Loves you.  He is with you. You are never alone.
Put your trust in Him. Live to please Him only. Keep Him first no matter what.
Love Jesus with everything you got, even if you stand alone. 
Never compromise. 
Stand for Jesus even if. 
Pray like crazy.
Love madly.

Be on the right side of Suddenly.

And if no one has told you...

You are altogether Beautiful there is no flaw in you.
- Song of Solomon 4:7

Monday, October 7, 2019

One Word For Love

Many waters cannot quench Love nor can floods drown it. Love is as strong as death. 
- Song of Solomon 8:7

Greater Love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. 
- John 15:13

A cord of three stands is not quickly broken.
- Ecclesiastes 4:12

Faith, Hope, Love, but the greatest is Love.
- 1 Corinthians 13:13

Love Never Fails.
- 1 Corinthians 13:8

God is Love.

So I walked around my Church and asked the question, in one word what is Love to you? When you think about it, there are many things you can describe what Love is. 

But here are some beautiful one word responses.

Love is:
Patience- Pastor Murphy, Nashville, Tennessee
Commitment- Officer Kevin, Grand Isle, North Carolina
Great- Bob, Winter Haven, Florida
Affection- Margret, Haines City, Florida
God- Pam, Atlanta, Georgia
Commitment- Glenda, Florence, Alabama
Jesus- Connie, Detroit, Michigan
Commitment- Rodney, St. Pete, Florida
Compassion- Dustin, Olathe, Kansas
Action- James, Lake Wales, Florida
Jesus- Jerie, Winter Haven, Florida
Patience- Adrian, Lake Wales, Florida
Family- Denise, Barranquitas, Puerto Rico

So what does this all mean? Well, of course Love! No, but seriously, it's about Loving God with all your heart and all your soul and all your mind no matter what. It's about putting God first in everything, literally. In today's world you can get your focus off God and on things of this world. Your focus must be on eternal things. Not your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, job, material things, your Instagram followers, your likes on social media etc.  
So ask yourself what are you motivated by when it comes to Love? 
What are your thoughts about Love? 

Did you know when we die, everything will be measured by what we did for Christ, nothing else? It's true.
Today, I ask you to pray and seek the heart of God in your life. God's word says each of us have to work out our own Salvation. When you stand before God, it will only be you giving an account for your life. Every word, everything you did. Make sure that nothing ever like ever comes between your relationship with The Lord.

Let's make everything we do be motivated by the Love we have for Jesus. 
Let's focus everything we do on eternity.
I Love you guys so much! I really do.
And God Loves you more. Like BIG Love.
Make Him proud in Jesus Name.

I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made: your works are wonderful. 
I know that full well.
-Psalm 139:14

Saturday, September 7, 2019

You Are A Miracle

You are a miracle. 
It's like I just want to stop at that short and simple sentence, but it just isn't simple. 

God took great care in creating you. 
You were fearfully and and wonderfully made. - Psalm 139:14 

If you really ponder the fact that He only created one of you, 
there is no choice but to believe you are a miracle. 
There is nobody on this earth like you. 
I'll say it again...

Sometimes we let our choices in life define us and things others say about us. 
But the truth is, we are who God says we are. God Loves us no matter what. 
Where ever you find yourself today, in prison or in the free world, you are a miracle. Don't let anyone tell you different. If you made some poor choices, than turn to God and ask Him for forgiveness.  And confess your sins to each other. -James 5:16

God is our perfect example of Love, for God is Love. 
We Love because He first Loved us. -1 John 4:19

Did you know that God sent His One and Only Son Jesus to die for your sin? 
Literally He did. 
He did that because He Loves you so much.  
You are a miracle.

If you've never accepted Jesus into your heart, I say today is your day. 
Believing in Jesus will change your life forever. 
Jesus changed mine. 
Jesus Is My BFF.
Will you let Him be yours?

If yes, all you have to do is believe with your heart that He died for your sin 
and rose again on the third day. Then confess your sin to Him. 

Just be real.  

Your so Loved.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Providence in Providence-Way Cool

O LORD that hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. - Psalm 139:1-2.

Did you know that God cares about every detail of your life? Literally He does. From the smallest thing, to the biggest thing and everything in between.  
Two days ago I had the most breathtaking experience with God. Like you I'm struggling with many different things, nobody has a perfect life. It doesn't matter where your at, nobody has a perfect life. 
And like who wants to have a perfect life anyway? Seriously. 
Anyway, I was spending time with God as one of the worst storms was hoovering over my city of Davenport. Shortly after the storm passed the most beautiful like ever double rainbow appeared in my backyard. I can't even begin to express what I felt experiencing this beyond vivid in colors, rainbow. I was literally out of breath. I could hardly breath. It will go down in history for me as the most beautiful awe struck experience 
I've had with God in the sky :) 

Then shortly after I read a devotional about Queen Esther.
- Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? 
- Esther 4:14

I'm not saying the "rainbow" was about this, but it was a beautiful reminder that 
God is with me, like you and He is in control. He is Sovereign. 
He literally told the rainbow where to go, like for real. 
What does all this mean? Providence. Just like with Esther.

I Love what Dr. David Jeremiah wrote about Providence.  
The word providence refers to the foreseeing, guiding, protecting, and rearranging hand of God on the history of the world and on our personal lives. America's Founding Fathers leaned heavily on the doctrine of providence. According to several historians, George Washington's mother would read to him from Esther 4, emphasizing Mordecai's question to Esther: "Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" Young Washington absorbed the understanding that God controls events, placing us where and when He wants. As his life unfolded, Washington spoke repeatedly of providence. He talked about the "favorable interposition" of God's providence, the "ordering of a kind of Providence, " and "the hand of Providence" that spared America as a nation. How remarkable that the same hand that guides the course of history also directs the circumstances of the lives of His children. Joseph was a man who yielded his life to the providential plan of God, and he became blessed and greatly used. God is in control of the tides of time; let Him also order the days of your life. A superintending Providence is ordering everything for the best- and, that in due time, all will end well. 
George Washington, in a letter dated October 27, 1777.


So will you yield to God's plan for you life? 
If it takes you away from God it isn't His plan for your life. 
Maybe this is your time to submit your will to the Lord's and accept 
Jesus as your Lord and Savior?

"Once you have been to the Cross, you will never be the same."
-Billy Graham

The choice is yours of course. God is so very good and He Loves you so much. 
Love will always be the answer. Jesus is the answer. Yes He is :)

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
- 3 John 4

If you find yourself in prison or in the free world reading these words, just know that you can truly be free in Jesus no matter where your at. You might not have your freedom yet, but you are free in Him. 
Your circumstances don't dictate your freedom or if He is good, God is good period. 
Your Loved and I pray today is your day to turn to Him. 
And by the way, the rainbow was Providence and I live in Providence, 
way cool how God works. 

I'm still in awe.

Love goes on Forever. 
Love Never Fails.
- 1 Corinthians 13:8

Sunday, July 7, 2019

You Complete Me

Hey Guys, Trachena here! 
First let give props to the picture above that Amy Lynn made. Isn't it awesome? 
She is such an amazing artist among many things. 
I Love you Amy and thank you.
I think you beyond beautiful.  

"You Complete Me"
Don't you just Love that? Seriously? Like two puzzle pieces that just fit perfectly. Have you ever did a puzzle and your coming to the end and a piece is missing? It's like man, wow... now what? 
You have this beautiful puzzle with that one piece missing. How annoying

But what about your life? 
What completes you?
What defines you?

No matter how you answer that, the truth is the real truth only Jesus can complete you.
So that missing piece is Jesus. He alone will complete you. I know you guys are like come on, I thought you were going to say, a guy, a girl will complete me. It's him. It's her. Well maybe so, but that is after Jesus. I tell you the truth, nothing in this life will ever complete you but Christ alone. There is no boyfriend, no girlfriend, no spouse, kids, no amount of money, no career, not the next toy, no drug, like you get my point...nothing will ever satisfy you or complete you but Jesus. In my personal life I've learned this the hard way, many times I've tried to find my worth in people and things, yet it left me empty. I believe with my whole heart that you have to be complete in Jesus before you can even Love someone the way God wants you too. I Love this quote by C.S. Lewis, 
"You can't Love a fellow creature fully till you Love God."

You see when we surrender completely to Jesus, He changes us from the inside out. The things we once Loved or getting an empty fill on, we no longer desire. When Jesus comes in, so does Love. Like real Love. And He changes everything. The things you once did you begin to change and want to give Him all the glory. 
I understand we all want to be Loved. We all want that person to complete us but let Jesus do that first and then He will give you the one. 

I Believe in Jesus and I Believe in Love. 

And yes I do Believe there is that one person that can complete you but that is after Jesus. And make no mistake the one will Love Jesus too. But first Jesus ok? All He wants is your heart. Like fully surrendered to Him. Not 50/50, not just on Sunday's, nothing less than 100%. I promise you that if you surrender everything and hold nothing back, He will radically change your life. He will Love you like crazy. You don't have to have it all together, you can come just as you are. Literally your one step away 
from fully surrendering your life to Jesus. He wants to Love you. Promise. 
It is a Blessing in my life to Bless you with what I've learned, and to tell you the truth and this is truth...

Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE.

"He died for you." 

Surrender by faith. 
The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through Love.
-Galatians 5:6

You are not alone, He is always with you. You are very important to God. He Loves you so much.
Oh How He Loves us.

Will you surrender? Let me know.


Friday, June 7, 2019

Love you Dad.

This is my Dad whom I Love.
I Love you Dad.
Although the miles are between us, the Love never ends.
Thank you for being my Dad.
Thank you for all the beautiful pictures you've taken of me.
I treasure you Dad.
I think your great.
I think your strong.
I think your courageous.
I think your a kid at heart.
I like it when you smile.
I like it when you look like you know something I don't.
I do treasure your wisdom.
But more than that, no matter what I Love you Dad. 
Thank you for you. 
Your beyond awesome!
Oh and Happy Father's Day!
Well, Dad's Day, Everyday.
And I honor you.

Happy Dad's Day Daddies.

Even if you didn't have a Dad, or one that is in Heaven, and everything else...
Honor them. 
Love them.
Pray for them.
God Loves that.

Love is a Kiss like a child.

Ex. 20:12
Honor your Father and your Mother.
Matt. 15:4
Honor your Father and Mother.