Sunday, May 7, 2017

Happy Mother's Day 2017

A short but full of Love post to say....
"Happy Mother's Day" to all YOU beautiful Mom's. 

May your day be filled with nothing but sweet times. 

Sending lots of Love and comfort to those who will be
without their Mom's for the first time this holiday, 
I know how you feel. 

Happy Mother's Day to first time Mommies 
may you experience nothing but 
joy with your new bundle of joy.

Mom's,  your kids are out there, but keep standing on His promise, 
they will be back. 
May your day be filled with Hope. 

God Bless all Mom's and may God Bless you in your lying down, rising up, going out, coming in and make all your plans succeed with great peace and joy. 

Much Love,
Trachena


Friday, April 7, 2017

In Honor of Pat and other Mom's

Death is never easy. It comes at us in different ways. For us we were crushed to find out that our beloved Pat, "Patty" who was like a second mom to both Steve & I passed away the morning of March 29, 2017. Who is Pat? Pat is many things but one she is the mom of Robin who we've been serving in prison ministry for over 8 years. Robin is still in prison and our hearts are with her as she begins this journey without her mom. Pat was a vibrant, feisty, a tad of stubbornness in her blood like us all, but deep beneath it all she was warm, kind and loving. She was a friend to the friendless. She loved baking and making things from tissue box holders, to blankets and kitchen hand towels. She was talented. She was beautiful. I loved her deeply. This picture was taken on January 15, 2012 outside before the entrance into Homestead Correctional as she was coming out from seeing her Robin. 
Which now marks the last time both of us would have seen her. 
   Pat is the 3rd mom that has died with a daughter in prison that we have been blessed to be a part of their journey. There was Kim and Nicole that both received news that their mom's passed away. Although we didn't know your mom Kim and Nicole we honor them too. Both Steve & I have lost our mom's too so we know the pain all of you are experiencing. There is no words that will make it better. But what I can say is that in Psalms 34:18 God is close to the brokenhearted. What a comfort that is knowing that God thinks upon you and is close to you during this time.
I love you Pat. Thank you for all the talks we had and for always telling me that I am stronger than I know. I weep and mourn your death, yet I think of the pain you no longer have and that you're dancing on streets of gold with Jesus. I even wonder if you got to meet my mom and told her all about everything. Steve was blessed more than all of us; he got to share in a beautiful dinner with you in Bloomington, Indiana right near your home on October 7, 2014. You were doing so great, look at you both so happy! 
And how I know you loved Steve so much, like you said he was your son.
To the rest of Pat's family and surviving kids and grandkids we pray for God's peace, comfort and 
Love to surround you all in Jesus Name.
We Love you Pat and you will ALWAYS have a place in our hearts.
See you soon!  

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

True Friends

Be careful who you surround yourself with! 

True friends are always seeking your good, while false friends merely seek good from you.

"Wounds from a sincere friend are better 
than many kisses from an enemy"
(Proverbs 27:6 NLT)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Vine

Many of you reading this post today are getting out of prison soon and stepping into a new season of your life. I am excited for every single one of you! I love you affectionately! And I love you enough to share some truth and wisdom with you of what I've experienced in the last 8 years in prison ministry. 
First, let me say WITH GOD all things are possible!



1. Put God first in everything you do. If HE is truly at the center then everything will come together. Live for Him first and seek Him in all you do. (Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean NOT on your own understanding, but in ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path)

2. Some of you getting out shouldn't go back to your families home. If you've made Christ the love of your life, your first Love in prison, getting out and going to an environment that doesn't share the same Love for Him will corrupt you. (1 Corth 15:33 Bad company corrupts good character) Seek out a Christian transitional home, if you need help we can research some for you. I've seen time and time again girls getting out and going back to the homes of family and slipping right back into a ungodly lifestyle.

3. Jesus is your Love. Let Him guide you into healthy Godly relationships. A man will not save you. Do not look for a man to rescue you. Your worth is found in Him alone. Take time to get to know the new free world you've walked into rather than running to the arms of a man. I've seen many get out and fall from a broken heart of promises of a man. Wait on God. True Love waits. 

4. Plug into Godly friendships, your old friends, old places will do nothing for you but get you in trouble. Join a church within the first week of getting out so you can develop relationships that seek to know Him. You are always welcomed to call or text me anytime for prayer or just to talk. I have many that do this. 

5. A job-some of you are highly motivated to get a job into awesome careers. But be wise, it will only be with God that you will be able to do this. Depending on your record you may not get many jobs you hoped for, know this in advance. One girl got out and wanted to be a nurse and the state boards of nursing wouldn't allow her with her record. If you want to work with children, teens, young adults and have a serious record perhaps you should consider another field of work. However if God wants you in this particular sector He will open the doors, but it can only come from His favor. Please know this before getting out, this particular girl was heart broken. 

These are just a few things I've watched unfold and hope it helps you make healthy decisions before and after you get out. And remember this scripture..
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing".  John 15:5



Stay connected with Him no matter what!

Love you so much!
Trachena

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

You Are VALUABLE


You Are VALUABLE
You Are SPECIAL
You MATTER
Just because someone can't see your worth, doesn't mean you are not valuable. 
You are valuable to God.

Psalm 139
1-You have searched me, LORD, and you know me.
2-You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3-You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
4-Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
5-You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
6-Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
7-Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
8-If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9-If I rise on wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10-even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
11-If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
12-even the darkness will not be dark to you; 
the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
13-For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.
14-I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15-My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16-Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were 
written in your book before one of them came to be.
17-How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them!
18-Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand-
when I awake, I am still with you.
19-If only you, God would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty!
20-They speak of you with evil intent; your adversaries misuse your name.
21-Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?
22-I have nothing but hatred for them; I count them my enemies.
23-Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24-See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

You Are Incredibly Made by The Maker of Heaven And Earth.
Rejoice!
You Are Beautifully Unique And Bountifully Loved. 


Saturday, January 7, 2017

RIP........The TRUTH about Eternity!


This may be one of the toughest posts you ever read, because it contains TRUTH, and not everyone wants to always hear The Truth. We share truth with you because we LOVE you, and that is what LOVE does, it shares the truth. With that being said, here is some LOVING truth about the title.

Lately there have been allot of deaths of famous people from Hollywood stars to athletes and even some musicians, and almost the entire world jumps on social media right away and says something like this..."They were loved by all the world and now they join their friends, family and loved ones in heaven"-RIP (Rest in Peace). This brings up a very interesting debate in the worlds standards and all the New Age believers that say...."ALL roads lead to God and eventually everyone goes to heaven.

Unfortunately, this is one of the BIGGEST LIES that satan has sold the world, because the road to heaven is VERY narrow and most people on this Earth will never see the place that all believers long to be. VERY STRONG words, but not ours, they are The Words of God as spoken by Jesus in the Book of John, chapter 14:6) when He said "I am the Way, the Truth and the Light, and nobody comes to The Father except through me". There is only one way, ONLY ONE, and while we cannot look into the hearts of these people that have died, and do not know if they asked Jesus into their hearts at the last second, their LIVES and what they showed the world pretty much determines whether or not they are resting in Peace. The second you take your last breath, you (and us) will stand before the creator of the universe and account for our lives, and here are some cold hard truths.


  • If you never accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior-Your eternity will be in HELL
  • If you practiced another religion or bowed down to a false God and you died-Your eternity will be in HELL
  • Just because you had a church and called yourself pastor, if you led people astray with a sugar coated message that never speaks of sin or hell-Your eternity will be in HELL
  • If you "Called" yourself a Christian, but went on sinning, thinking you purchased fire insurance by saying some prayer one day in a church-Your eternity will be in HELL 
  • If you were just a REALLY GOOD PERSON, but never accepted Jesus, and you died-Your eternity will be in HELL
If any of this scares you, that is what it was supposed to do, because the worlds beliefs are not only wrong, they are dangerously murderous in their intent, and they are designed by the devil! 

We here at Pink Love Ministries love you enough to share TRUTH with you and to let you know that the only way to REST IN ETERNAL peace and to spend your eternity WITH GOD is to be a Child of The King, and live a life that is set apart. In other words, Jesus said "Come as you Are", but He NEVER said stay as you were! It's all about change, transforming to a new heart and mind. 
So, in summary, if this makes you uncomfortable, remember that NO matter what you have done, God loves you and He sent His ONLY Son to die for our sin. Repent and turn from sin now and ask Him to come into your hearts, and be transformed and set free, and when feel the peace that only He can provide a sinner saved by Grace, KNOW in your heart that someday when you take YOUR last breath, you WILL "REST IN PEACE"-----for ETERNITY.

We Love you and pray for you always,

Pink Love Ministries 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ducks and Then Stella

This picture above was taken in May of 2015. As many of you know we have a homeless pet ministry called SpinkyPets. These are 10 babies and both Dad and Mom on our patio. We raised these ducks until they were big enough to fly. We watched days where Dad and Mom would teach them. I personally grew to Love them deeply, I am sure Steve did too. We also feed many cats too which we Love. At this time we were feeding Spencer and Sabrina two cats that had many babies over a 2 year span. One day Mom Sabrina ran up on our patio and took one of the baby ducks. I watched in horror. I watched Sabrina take this baby duck all the way to the forest behind our home. I sat and cried for hours, I mean really cried like a baby and couldn't stop. My heart was broken! I cried out to God asking why! I get teary even today thinking of that day and how Dad and Mom ducks were so unsettled as they watched Sabrina the cat take one of their babies. 

God cares about every detail of your life. He cares when you cry over baby ducks, He cares when people hurt you or mistreat you. He cares about everything that concerns you. We don't always see or believe that especially when we are going through pain. We know He is faithful and we put our trust in Him. Gal 5:6 says; The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through Love. We put our Faith in The One who holds everything. We know that He works everything out for the good of those who Love Him and are called according to His purposes-Romans 8:28 right?

On January 22, 2016 God blessed me with Stella. She truly is a God girl cat. I know that God gave me Stella, I could write a post for days of all the things God showed me that He gave me Stella. The one I want to share is this-That horrible day of May 7, 2015 when I watched in disbelief "Sabrina" the cat take that baby duck I loved so much, well Sabrina was being a Mom that needed to feed her litter of babies that were born on April 20, 2015. And guess what? Stella was one of those babies! I can't tell you in words or express the depth of my Love for Stella today, but I know God gave her to me. He saw me that day crying deeply over a duck and then blessed me with Stella who survived by eating that duck!

God cares! HE Loves you! And if you will put your trust in Him 100%, He will always work things out for your good even if they don't seem good then, later on you will reap a blessing from Him. 

Here is my baby girl Stella who I rescued from the wild. She was born on the floor of the forest. I've had so many cats over the years, but she by far exceeds any cat I've had, because not only is she like almost perfect (literally) but because this was God's gift to me.