Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Day 7 of the Best of my Life: Can't Let a Day Go By

I'm not sure if it has been as nice as it has been here in Southwest Michigan for you reading this blog, but here it's November 4 and I find it hard to believe that is 75 and sunny outside! What a rarity to have temps 20 degrees above normal this late in the year! What a blessing to be able to enjoy such nice weather, though I actually have yet to enjoy it...I have a mind to this week before this nice weather leaves, don't worry.

Days like this make me really smile and thank God. Yet what about the gloomy days? No matter how the weather is, we should always be thankful. Typically, this time of year it's cloudy and even rainy, yet the sunshine prevails alone with the heat and it's a reminder that not all days will be this nice. However, that does not mean I will not be grateful. God knows what he is doing, even if we feel differently.

Think of the times you had an outdoor event and it rained, what a bummer-right?! What about times events had to be cancelled due to severe weather? No matter what bummer may befall, remember there was a reason. Perhaps those days it rained on your outdoor party you developed some great memories yet the farmers nearby needed the rain to provide food for you and others. That time an event was cancelled, your life was saved because that storm was so severe that your very life was in danger.

I have had both happen to me. My graduation party got rained out and that night, we had two tornadoes touchdown in my small town. No one was hurt, thankfully, but we had packed up early and despite that, great memories were still made, including an adventurous raccoon who stopped by for candy.

Then, I was at World Pulse Festival a few years ago and before the headliner, Newsboys, could perform, we had to cancel the event due to severe weather rolling through. That same storm had collapsed the stage at the Indiana State Fair in Indy killing a few people, and that same thing could have happened at WPF, another outdoor event with thousands of people.

So, with that in mind, be thankful for the day that you are given. Don't let a day go by where you do not praise God, even if it's for the weather. Rain or shine. Amen!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Day 6 of the Best of My Life: You're Worth More Than Gold

Happy Sunday everyone! I pray that you are having a blessed day thus far. I recently just got home from church and it was the sermon lesson today that got me inspired to write another blog post, so here I am! :D

Today's sermon was about money. The sermon text came from 2 Kings 5, which says: 
Naaman Healed of Leprosy
Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy.[a]
Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, “If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy.”
Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said.“By all means, go,” the king of Aram replied. “I will send a letter to the king of Israel.” So Naaman left, taking with him ten talents[b] of silver, six thousand shekels[c] of gold and ten sets of clothing. The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: “With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy.”
As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said, “Am I God? Can I kill and bring back to life? Why does this fellow send someone to me to be cured of his leprosy? See how he is trying to pick a quarrel with me!”
When Elisha the man of God heard that the king of Israel had torn his robes, he sent him this message: “Why have you torn your robes? Have the man come to me and he will know that there is a prophet in Israel.” So Naaman went with his horses and chariots and stopped at the door of Elisha’s house.10 Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, “Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed.”
11 But Naaman went away angry and said, “I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the Lord his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12 Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? Couldn’t I wash in them and be cleansed?” So he turned and went off in a rage.
13 Naaman’s servants went to him and said, “My father, if the prophet had told you to do some great thing, would you not have done it? How much more, then, when he tells you, ‘Wash and be cleansed’!” 14 So he went down and dipped himself in the Jordan seven times, as the man of God had told him, and his flesh was restored and became clean like that of a young boy.
15 Then Naaman and all his attendants went back to the man of God. He stood before him and said, “Now I know that there is no God in all the world except in Israel. So please accept a gift from your servant.”
16 The prophet answered, “As surely as the Lord lives, whom I serve, I will not accept a thing.” And even though Naaman urged him, he refused.
17 “If you will not,” said Naaman, “please let me, your servant, be given as much earth as a pair of mules can carry, for your servant will never again make burnt offerings and sacrifices to any other god but the Lord. 18 But may the Lordforgive your servant for this one thing: When my master enters the temple of Rimmon to bow down and he is leaning on my arm and I have to bow there also—when I bow down in the temple of Rimmon, may the Lord forgive your servant for this.”
19 “Go in peace,” Elisha said.
After Naaman had traveled some distance, 20 Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, “My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.”
21 So Gehazi hurried after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running toward him, he got down from the chariot to meet him. “Is everything all right?” he asked.
22 “Everything is all right,” Gehazi answered. “My master sent me to say, ‘Two young men from the company of the prophets have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent[d] of silver and two sets of clothing.’”
23 “By all means, take two talents,” said Naaman. He urged Gehazi to accept them, and then tied up the two talents of silver in two bags, with two sets of clothing. He gave them to two of his servants, and they carried them ahead of Gehazi. 24 When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the things from the servants and put them away in the house. He sent the men away and they left.
25 When he went in and stood before his master, Elisha asked him, “Where have you been, Gehazi?”
“Your servant didn’t go anywhere,” Gehazi answered.
26 But Elisha said to him, “Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money or to accept clothes—or olive groves and vineyards, or flocks and herds, or male and female slaves? 27 Naaman’s leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever.” Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow.
The sermon focused on how Naaman received more then just healing from his leprosy; Naaman also learned who the true God was and he began to worship him instead of his false gods. What I want to focus on is how God loves us and uses his miracles to bring us to him and how we are worth more to him than gold.

Throughout history, money has been influencing people; whether we are rich or poor, money is always important to us. However, the question remains, does money rule your life? For Naaman, a rich man, it seemed money would rule his life, and yet we found out otherwise when he was desperate to get rid of his leprosy. He had to learn also that despite what he thought, that miracle was free! We CANNOT buy God's love, nor his miracles.

God's love is all around us, and guess what, it's FREE! However, it also states that,"The wages of sin, is death."Romans 6:23. That verse continues to say, "...but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." That is the ONLY way we can get into Heaven.

Not by good deeds, even though we should still do them. Not by trying to be perfect. Not by trying to buy God's love by saying things like, "Lord I'm trying to be nice to people, so where is your goodness?" It does not work that way, and yet God still loves us even though we continually sin. People love gold, and yet God values us more than gold. God created us for his pleasure and to do his work, which is to spread the Good News of Jesus to all people. How wonderful is that?! Yet as wonderful as that is, there are many who will cling to their gold, to their wealth, their material items. They believe it makes them happy; it makes them special.

No, that is far from true. I find most wealthy people miserable deep inside for they lack true happiness. True happiness and joy can ONLY come from God. I have discovered this truth first hand. When I was a little girl, my family lived the upper middle class life. I lived in a 2 story, brick house, in a very nice neighborhood. Just about every weekend, we would travel 40 minutes south to South Bend, Indiana to go shopping and go out to eat simply because we could afford to do so. At the store, I would usually go to the toy aisle and pick out something I like, typically a barbie doll or some accessory for my dolls at home, and my parents would buy them.

Keep in mind I also had an older brother who also would pick out a toy. A family of four buying about $100+ groceries and other miscellaneous items each week while living in a nice house. I took ballet and tap dance and went to a private school as well. I was surely living it up. I was little, and I was happy and I was also very naive

Those "happy" family outings began to thin over the years as my parents started to argue more and more, and eventually divorce. No more dance. No more private school. No more new toys. My dad had met another woman and her name is Lora. She is now my step-mom and through her I gained 4 step-brothers and sisters; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I also had a younger biological sister. Life was no longer happy-go-lucky. Due to the divorce and other financial struggles that I later learned, such as the fact my father had filed for bankruptcy, my family had gone from the upper middle class, to below poverty in a few years.

I lost my home to foreclosure and had to sell a good chunk of my belongings for money in a garage sale. I used my money to help my mom, if I remember correctly. I was so young that some of those details have escaped me. However, I know that if not for my grandma, we would have lived in a homeless shelter. At that time I lived with my mom and two biological siblings, Erik and Stephanie.

My grandma was generous to us and took pity on us and so she paid, $10,000 cash for my mom to get a mobile home where we lived. I know one of the concerns I had was the idea of going to a different school district. However, a miracle had happened for our family, we had gotten a place to live in the nick of time. We had learned that if my grandma had not purchased the home when she did, it would have been sold the next day to a couple.

Despite our struggles, I grew up in a Christian home and I know that prayer had helped us through those difficult times. However, losing a home was only part of the struggle. When my dad left, my brother began to act out and abuse my mom, sister, and I. He beat us, threatened us (including my grandma), called us rotten names, and also touched us where we did not want to be touched. For some reason, he had to take all his anger and frustration on his family and over time, his abuse began to take a toll on me.

For almost 15 years I had to deal with abuse from my older brother. I tried to put a stop to it, but each time my brother got in trouble by the police for domestic abuse. he weaseled his way back and continued to hurt us. Now, you are probably wondering, how is it that a Christian family went through so much, had to lose so much, and I can still say that God loves me more than gold?!

Simple, I had to become more humble and I would not have learned that lesson if I were still living the life of a wealthy person. I had to learn that life was unfair, unjust, painful, difficult, and always a battle between good and evil so that I could also see the miracles God placed in my life.
I had a home, I had my family as dysfunctional as it was, I had great and supportive friends, I had food even though my mom was on welfare to get us this food, and I had clothes, and an education. I was very blessed indeed and I had to learn the hard way that money is not what is important; God is what's important.

I had to constantly keep myself firm in God's promises to make it through my ordeal. Songs like Britt Nicole's "Gold" kept me steadfast and not happy. For the most part, I have been very joyful throughout my life, as hectic as it was, and that's because I had God. I knew that God loved me and will ALWAYS keep his promises.

Now, I am away from my brother in a safe home living with my Opa (grandfather). My sister lives with us too. My mom  and brother, who bother suffer mental illness, are bother safe and in separate AFC homes recuperating after having mental breakdowns. I have a loving, supportive, hard-working, Christian boyfriend. I have a full time, respectable job. I have a car. I have food and clothes. Yet once again, I have God in my life.

Money is needed to get by, and even though I am going through financial burden right now, I can rejoice in the fact that my burden will not last forever, and that if it came down to it, I would rather be poor and have the Kingdom of Heaven. then be rich and lose my faith and gain Hell.
I am NOT saying that being rich will make you lose faith, if you are a Christian, I am saying that the temptation is stronger. It says, "Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God." Matthew 19:24.

Keep the faith and you will be blessed and never forget that God loves you more than he loves gold! You are worth way more than that, "So hold your head up high, it's your time to shine
From the inside out it shows, you're worth more than gold"

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Day 5 of the Best of the Life: True Christians

**Note: IDK why fonts and sizes keep changing! In my blog edits all in purple are supposed to be bold and italicized but it's not all showing up that way....

I should probably also note now that the days are not literal days as I cannot always get on everyday to post, however, each day I have a thought or a topic to discuss in my blog so when I do have time to post I can "catch up" and share my thoughts. :D

So here we go, day "five."

As the song lyrics say: "Rumor has it there's a gavel in my hand / I'm only here to condemn" many people seem to think that is all God does and is all about. horrible an image when God is a God of Love!

“Don’t believe everything you hear just because someone says it is a message from God; test it first to see if it really is!” 1 John 4:1 
Those who believe that God is evil because there is evil in this world and base their beliefs on those who call themselves Christians are sorely mistaken. There are two types of Christians as far as I have encountered. True Christians and "Fake" Christians.

"Fake" Christians by my definition are Christians that say they are Christians but their actions show otherwise. In their hearts, who knows how they feel or believe since only God knows what's truly in their hearts, however, based off their actions they give True Christians a bad image.

"Fake" Christians condemn others, not love others as they should. They are sadly being hypocrites! They say they love Jesus but how can they truly if they are doing the OPPOSITE of what God wanted his children to do?!

With recent events of Gay Marriage becoming legal in the United States, there have been many "Christians" condemning gays, and how is that right? Well, it's NOT! Gays are human too and deserve rights as well as you and I, even if you believe it's a sin. In the Bible, it is a sin, but that is not what this blog post is about; it's about loving others, especially those that you may find it hard to like whether it be gays, your parent(s), step-parents/siblings, your literal neighbor, etc.

What I do not understand is HOW some Christians can sit there and act out like that? Can't they see how hypocritical they are being? 

After all, Jesus, their LORD and Savior, NEVER condemned. Jesus NEVER murdered anyone. Jesus NEVER judged others. 

Jesus spread God's word. Jesus healed the sick. Jesus loved children. Jesus loved all. Jesus lived a perfect life because you cannot! Jesus was persecuted, executed on the cross, died, and then rose again three days later to officially conquer death and the Devil!

How does that translate to condemning others?

The 'Black Eyed Peas' got it right in their song "Where is the love?"And they are NOT a Christian band but this song is what True Christians should be like! 

Also I read that Will.I.Am was raised a Baptist. 

 Even I have a hard time seeing it in this world as of late. Who cares that gays can get married! Why can't you be happy for them for being happy?! Why does everyone look to the Crusades and think that ALL Christians are that way? Just because a select few became extremists, does not mean ALL are that way. 

The same applies to WWII. I am a German and almost EVERY time I tell someone that and the topic of Hitler comes up, they ask me what it's like being German and having your "Germans" murder millions? 

You know what I tell them? I tell them this: Yes I am German, but I didn't murder anyone. Hitler was crazy and was wrong, so please stop comparing me to Hitler. It's offensive.

Hitler believed he was doing the right thing, yet he wasn't! Murder is NEVER right. Many may give me a lot of harsh criticism for this, but I firmly believe abortion is MURDER! 

Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knows us before He forms us in the 

womb.Psalm 139:13-16 speaks of God’s active role in our creation

 and formation in the womb.Exodus 21:22-25prescribes the same 

penalty—death—for someone who causes the death of a baby in 

the womb as for someone who commits murder. This clearly 

indicates that God considers a baby in the womb to be as human as 

a full-grown adult. For the Christian, abortion is not a matter of a 

woman’s right to choose. It is a matter of the life or death of a 

human being made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26-27;9:6).

Tonight on Facebook, my boyfriend saw this image and said this:

"This is such a dumb comparison. Christianity has been around for thousands of years compared to maybe a couple hundred for the other 2. And don't forget about the numerous amount of Christians who have been, and still are being persecuted. Yes many have died under Christianity, but like I said this is not a fair comparison."

After, he received a TON of comments, one person in particular saying:

"That's perfectly fair it just shows that Christians will kill throughout

 the ages because someone stepped up and stopped the other two"

" Christians" all over the country beat members of the lgbt 

community to death daily just because they are gay"

"Christians" kill abortion doctors and patients just because they are

 sinners by their own standards not ever once considering the 

living persons beliefs or emotions"

As a True Christian, that should be offensive! We 

need to stand up and show the World that 
True Christians are NOT that way! 

Just because someone says they are Christian, take a step back and watch them. How do they act? What do they say? DO NOT JUDGE THEM, however you may see that not all Christians act like one.

So to end this topic, DO NOT believe what you hear about God. He is not EVIL! He is GOOD and JUST and, most of all he is LOVE! And as Christians we should be spreading Love!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Day 4 of the Best of my Life: Faith

Faith. Faith is the hardest part of finding Christ aside from believing that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Many people struggle with that concept and I've never really understood why.

Why is it that others can believe in evolution and the big bang, but not in Jesus who died for our sins?! They believe in science, but cannot also believe in God (or a God for that matter)? Why? Why is it so hard to believe in the unseen? 

God gave us free will, and because of that, we can choose to either believe in him or not. God wants us to believe, but he does not force us to do so. The Devil wants us to fail and join him in Hell, yet if you choose to believe in God and have faith that his son Jesus was born, lived a perfect life here on Earth, and then was persecuted, crucified, and then buried and then three days later he rose again from the dead to conquer death and the Devil, you WILL BE SAVED! 

However, that is inconceivable according to others who believe that there may or may not be a God and believe in science.

Why science? Yes it explains a LOT about our universe, but why can't you also believe that God created this stunningly beautiful universe?!

I choose to believe. I have faith. 

However, that does NOT mean it is ALWAYS EASY to believe in the unseen, especially when I have those around me who question me and my strong belief in God. They ask me how I can believe in a God who lets us live in a cruel world? 

Well, God did not create sin originally! Sin came into the world AFTER he created it because Eve first sinned when she was tempted by Satan in the form of a serpent. Therefore, we now HAD to live in a world of sin until we die and either join God in Heaven or join Satan in Hell.

Despite what others may say, I DO believe in both Heaven and Hell. It's Good vs. Evil and why let Evil win? That is EXACTLY what you are doing when you deny Christ as your Savior, you are denying Good and allowing Evil to consume you.

Does that mean you are evil if you choose not to believe? Of course not, but that's the best way that I can try to explain it. God allows Evil to flourish to test us; he likes to challenge us. At the same time he is always with us, even if you push him away. You are only pushing him away in your mind, but in reality, God is still there even if you refuse to believe that he exists.

God's NOT Dead!

Through Faith we can come to Jesus. Through Faith we can find love, happiness, joy, contentment, and many more positive feelings. Without Faith, you may feel lost or like you don't know why you are here on Earth because you have this doubt, this uncertainty. 

You may be afraid of death because you are unsure what happens when you or loved ones die. You may be afraid of this world and where it seems to be heading as we hear more and more about war, famine, natural disasters, poverty, etc. 

Faith can be your ANSWER to ALL your FEARS and DOUBTS! All you have to do is just believe! Even the faith the size of a mustard seed is enough!

I know I have said this a LOT but it's PIVOTAL to why I am a Christian, but I have had a very harsh life. Been through all forms of abuse, been around drugs and alcoholism, watched my parents go through a brutal and abnormally long divorce when my dad left my mother for another woman who got him on the wrong path, lost two homes to foreclosure, one I built with my family and lived in for 10 years. 

I have seen the effects of Bipolar and Schizophrenia on multiple family members, and even me included (possibly), I have been diagnosed with PTSD from terrifying memories, and have lived through "poverty" (according to American standards). 

I have lost several family members that I was close to. I even blamed myself for my Papa's death! He died in 2004 the night before our family reunion and I never had a chance to say goodbye, but even worse, I felt sick to my stomach because I knew I was going to get my prayers answered.

I prayed that my cousins who lived in Florida would be able to come to the reunion, but I learned that they could not make it, but that was before Papa died suddenly from a massive heart attack in the 10pm hour the night before. 

I thought it was MY FAULT that he died. I got to see my cousins at the funeral, and I had a hard time looking at them and hanging out with them because I hated myself.

With all that hurt and pain, how can I NOT turn to God?! God never abandoned me. When I was hurting, I cried out to Jesus and he answered more of my prayers, and even my horrible thoughts.

One night, months after Papa died, I had a vivid dream. My Papa came to me to comfort me. He told me things that happened AFTER he died! He told me that his death my not my fault; that God called him home at the time he deemed right. He told me that he loved me and that he was proud of me and my cousins for making the honor roll again. 

He told me one day we will see each other again in Heaven. He told me he was no longer in pain or sadness and that his death was quick and painless. 

How then was that dream not sent by God? I HATED myself. I BLAMED myself. I was LOST, SCARED, and DEPRESSED up until that moment. 

After, I woke up crying and those tears were tears of sheer JOY and HAPPINESS! I NO LONGER BLAMED myself. NO LONGER HATED myself. I found COMFORT and PEACE sweep over me. I felt LOVED by God and my Papa.

To me personally, that is EXACTLY why I am a Proud Christian. That is why I believe in the unseen. That is why I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. That is why I believe in God the Father and the Holy Spirit; the Triune God.

I will walk by Faith!

I believe because I have seen what FAITH CAN DO!

With that said, I will ALWAYS walk by Faith, and I want to ENCOURAGE you to do so as well, especially if you are skeptical about God and if he even exists. 

I have been through MANY tests, and therefore I have a STRONG testimony, hence this blog!!!

I will NEVER force my belief on ANYONE, but maybe at least consider what I have said and give Faith a try and see for yourself what faith can do?!

In all honesty, what do you have to lose if you give Faith a try? You'll not lose anything at all! Rather, you will GAIN so much more! If you don't want to take my word for it through my testimony, then that's okay. I'll still love and respect you as I hope you love and respect me.

In Jesus' name I pray for all my family and friends who struggle with faith, with believing in the unseen, and in a God. If my testimony brings others to Christ then I am doing what Jesus did and what God wants us to do. "Go and make disciples of ALL NATIONS..." That's what I want to do, but only if they are willing to listen and want to follow Jesus. If not, grant me patience, love, and respect for others with differing beliefs. You gave us free will and due to that we have other religions and even atheists. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Day 3 of the Best of my Life: Loving Myself

In the past I HATED myself. I thought I was worthless and could never amount to anything. I felt like those around me had it better than I and that I would never find an end to my suffering. That's why one day at my weakest I tried to kill myself. 

First I tried overdosing on sleep aids, but that was a flop. 

Then I decided to be more gruesome and drastic; I wanted to overcome one of my greatest fears and kill myself with a knife. Many do not know a major secret of mine and I am about to tell you. 

When I was about eight years old, a family member (I will  not say who, but those who know me well enough know who I am taking about) cornered me with a butcher knife and threatened to kill me. I went to my father who didn't believe that I was telling the truth! I was traumatized and afraid of that family member for years....and still am.

Ever since then, I have a fear of knives, especially when they are pointed at me by another person. I literally flinch and freak out, even cry. I was later diagnosed with PTSD and have had nightmares about the incident. 

However, one day I held a knife up to my throat and wanted to slice....but in one LAST cry for HELP, I prayed to Jesus. Can you guess what happened IMMEDIATELY after? 

Well I'll tell you: I felt a deep sensation within me and afterward, I dropped the knife and fell to my knees in tears.

I cried for those I would hurt if I killed myself and that thought disgusted me. I was then disgusted with myself for allowing the Devil  or his minions take hold of my fragile mind and try to convince me that suicide was the answer.

I have always been afraid of Hell, but in that moment, I didn't care. I hated myself.

Yet look at me now! I am more alive than ever and I LOVE who I have become. Through my weakest moment, I have become strong, and it was because I called upon the name of Jesus. Through him I have strength. I have also found strength through those around me who love and care for me. God placed them in my life for a reason and I am grateful and I never want to be so foolish again! 

I have always believed suicide was wrong and never the answer, so why did I want to do something I was also afraid of? Well, it's simple: I lost hope.

Hope is powerful! When you have hope, followed by love, you will rise above ALL your hardships and fears. Hope is not just a word, it is also actions. We can give hope to others and we can also pray for hope to grant us peace.

I have found that hope, love, and peace through Jesus, and then through the Father. He gave me all the answers I was looking for, and I am so thankful my blindness was taken away so I can truly see how beautiful this world can be.

With that said, I want to give hope, love, and peace to others who are in need. What greater gift is there than that?! Even without Jesus, the thought of giving hope to others is powerful, but when you add Jesus into the mix you are then limitless!

That's why I want to go on mission trips and be a part of Compassion International. I am about to share with you some videos about Compassion to hopefully inspire others to sponsor a poor child in poverty. I am unable to be a part of that organization at the moment, but for a brief time I was. I sponsored a child from Indonesia named Davidson who is only 3 years old. My heart broke when I had to learn that I had to be financially responsible and sponsoring a child was not in the budget. 

Yet, one day I WILL be financially stable and can go back to that organization and help a child. I smile when I think of the impact I can do and I am only one person. A person who, if not for Jesus, would be in  Hell with regret, but I have been saved and have now discovered my true purpose and that gives me inner happiness, peace, and hope. ♥

Videos about Compassion and how they got started:

1. What is Compassion?
2. Story of Compassion

3. Living the Legacy

4.  Jesus' Name

5. The Voice

6. What is Poverty?

I am hoping those videos moved you in profound ways to help another in need.

Goodnight and God Bless!