She Has A Beautiful Voice-A DESTINY CONNECTOR — Voice Coaching with Flozie

In our day-to-day life there are angels around us, ready to stand with and for us when in dire need. It might be your spouse, your immediate neighbor, general shopkeeper, cab driver, domestic manager, your boss, name it. Looking back, I’m sure you can state an instance someone decided to pay your bill, school fees, […]

A DESTINY CONNECTOR — Voice Coaching with Flozie

Music Mondays- Hallelujah Even Here by Lydia Laird

In the midst of life’s problems, we can still express our gratitude to God. I love the message of Lydia Laird’s song Hallelujah Even Here. It expresses the truth that no matter what happens in this life we can still be thankful.

We can be thankful because God is always with us. We can be thankful because we have Jesus. We can be thankful because we have eternal life in Jesus.

I share these sentiments as a person who has been through many battles in life. Since I stepped out to follow Jesus’s call on my life, I have had health struggles, downtimes financially etc. We can be thankful because God is with us in the struggles.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Music Mondays-I’ll Be Okay by Lydia Laird

When I read the about section for Lydia Laird’s site-lydialaird,com, three things got my attention. First she is a Christian. The other two things I related to, 1-she lived in Romania part of a missionary family, and 2- she has struggled with depression and anxiety which for me were side effects of chronic illness.

Whatever we go through in this life, we can know God is with us. We can look to God for help, comfort, and strength. Laird’s song I’ll Be Okay is a reflection of that borne out of her experience looking to God for help, comfort and strength.

May this song bless you as much or more than has me.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Music Mondays- Tremble by Lauren Daigle

I will tremble at no other name
My heart’s surrendered to no other reign

I will bow at no other throne
Rest my heart at no other home
Let these hands lift no other crown
Let these knees fall on no other ground
Draw these eyes from the gold that won’t shine
You turn this life from water to wine

When I think about Jesus on his throne in all of his glory, I think my reaction would be the same as The Apostle John when he was taken into heaven and given the Book of Revelation.. Revelation 1

When I saw him, I fell at his feet as though dead.

Jesus has all power. He is our creator. He is holy, all powerful, all knowing, present everywhere. There is nowhere we can go that Jesus is not there.

But the good news is the awesome all powerful Jesus loves us. His response to John in Revelation 1 was:

Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last.

Similar to his response to Peter, James and John when they saw him in his glory talking with Moses and Elijah in Matthew 17:

But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”

I hope I never lose sight of that fact that while yes Jesus calls us friend, he is also the all powerful creator. Being the almighty God, he is more than able to help us in our times of need.

Thank you for reading. God Bless

Music Mondays- Revelation Song ft Kari Jobe

It is so easy to get bogged down in this life as we focus on concerns we have. It helps me to remember that this life is temporary. This life is but a whisper compared to what awaits those who have come to trust in Jesus.

I love worship songs like Revelation Song that focus on the majesty of Jesus and the wonders surrounding Jesus as he sits on his throne in heaven. Songs like that lift me up and help me keep going.

May this song lift you up today and this week and help you to focus on Jesus being our all powerful Savior who loves us.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Music Mondays- I Give Up by Laura Story

So when I give up, I gain
When I let go of having my own way
When I learn to see my surrender as a brand new start
To know the fullness of my father’s heart

I love the lyrics in I Give Up by Laura Story. They express so well that following Jesus in this life is a lifelong process of giving up things, seeking the Father’s heart, and having new starts.

I am still experiencing this after rededicating my life to Jesus in 1989. For 32 years, it has been an adventure but not always easy. Even this summer I felt him showing me to give up teaching U.S. Citizenship classes that I enjoyed, but an even better blessing was in story for me.

I hope this song blesses you has you go about your week.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Music Mondays- Same God by Hannah Kerr

God who created all we see is the same God who loves us and is always with us. There is never a moment God is not with us.

He is with us the middle of everything we go through, I have experience his presenced on days when chronic illness flares. I feel his presence by the songs in my spirit.

I have experienced that in down times through the little and big ways he lets me know he is with me.

Whatever you are going through, the same God who created everything you see, the stars at night, the trees, the birds,, is the same God who sees you, knows you. knows your struggles and loves you.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Music Mondays- Lord of All by First Call

On a Sunday morning in July 1989, I drove to a park with a lake in it to spend time with Jesus before going to church. I had been to an outdoor Christian concert the day before where I had an encounter with Jesus while worshiping It was so powerful, that feeling his presence stayed with me as I drove home, went to sleep, and got ready for church the next morning..

I loved and still love lyrics such as

Lord of all
Of all seen and unseen things
Of a universe that sings and calls You
Lord of all

While listening to the song, I read my bible and then prayed to rededicate my life to Jesus. Over the past 32 years, there have been ups and downs in my life It has certainly not been a picnic. I have experienced financial difficulties, health problems, and other struggles.

Would I say it has been worthwhile? Definitely YES. Why?

Jesus took me who was perhaps the least likely to be in ministry in anyone’s eyes at the time and led me through education, experience, PRAYER, to have a ministry for refugees and immigrants. When I run into someone who knew me long ago and share with them about my life now, the response I get is- “What happened to you?”

Jesus is Lord of All. He can transform the hearts, souls, and lives of anyone who comes to him. He has all power and loves us so deeply. He loves us so much he accepts us the way we are when we come to him but he also loves us too much to leave us the way we are. That has been true in my life.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

Wellness Wednesday- Peace of Mind

At the risk of making people I think I am older than I look, 🙂 , I was thinking about the different crises I may have lived through in the USA. My earliest memories as far as being aware of life around me were the Watergate Scandal and the Vietnam War. Then came gas lines and a terrible economy. That was all in the 1970s. Each decade of my life there has been some form of turmoil.

Since 1993, I have lived with chronic illness and have experienced what it is like to go through the maze of trying to get a diagnosis only to end up with being diagnosed with five issues, asthma, hypothyroid, Celiacs, Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis.

Since I rededicated my life to Jesus in July 1989, there have been many valleys, struggles, hardships, while not only trying to live for Jesus but also seeking what he was calling me to in life.

Considering the constant pressure of life whether what is happening in society, happening with my health, and happening with struggles in my own life, one might conclude I do not have peace of mind or if I say I do, some might think I am in denial.

It all comes down to not what I am looking to for help but who. The who is Jesus. Jesus said in John 14:

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

The peace the world looks at is temporary, external, and focused on circumstances, The peace Jesus gives is internal, eternal, and based on knowing him.

I love the way Psalm 121 says it:

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Through everything I have been through, Jesus has brought me through. He has given me peace in my spirit and has helped me step by step.

I love this song by Alisa Turner- I Will Lift My Eyes.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.