Monday, October 27, 2014

Purgatory Chasm

 
 
 According to Harvard Forest, leaves change color during autumn because the amounts of pigments change as the leaves prepare to fall from the trees. To say that I find this process fascinating would be an understatement. The process of letting go, and holding on -that is.

Letting go seems so easy, all it takes is determination, the simple act of making a decision to move on, to let nature take it's course. But holding on requires patience, and it is in patience that we truly realize how strong we can be.


The Bible teaches us to let go of everything, and to hold on to Christ because it is in letting go that we die to ourselves as we learn to live a life guided by Him.

For I, the LORD your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” -Isaiah 41:13.

There is so much beauty in letting go, but so much strength in holding on. In holding on to Christ, we truly learn to let go.  

 
Location

Purgatory Chasm
Worcester, Massachusetts 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

What's the foundation of your joy?- John Piper

This video is almost one hour long, but I urge you to take the time to watch it. I hope you are edified by it as I was.





Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Prayer

Matthews 7:7-8



I have always been fascinated with prayer, but my fascination has skyrocketed in the past few months. I am currently obsessed with Matthews 7:7-8.

I would like to emphasize on the word ask, which is defined on the Merriam Webster dictionary as “to tell someone in the form of a question that you want to be given something or that you want something to happen: to request something.”

I am a big believer that God will grant all of our wishes, needs, and desires as long as they are part of the plan He has for our lives. With that being said, we have to pray in the Spirit and ask God to lead us in the right direction and to reveal his plan for our lives.

Prayer helps us to understand God’s will, and teaches us to be patient as we submit to His timing. Daniel chapter 10 is a great example of the three P's (prayer, perseverance, and patience). I encourage you to read it. Daniel fasted for 21 days, and even though verse 12 says that God heard him on the first day he humbled himself, Daniel did not receive his blessing until the twenty fourth day because the king of the Persian kingdom resisted the Angel God had sent for twenty one days.

One thing I love about Daniel is that he persisted, and continued to fast, and to seek God –even though he did not receive his answer on day one. My goal this week is to be a little bit more like Daniel, to pray more, to seek more, to knock more.
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Psalm 19:1

Psalm 19:1
"The heavens proclaim the glory of God. 
The skies display his craftsmanship."

The elements of the world we live in make it so complex, yet so beautiful. God seriously did an amazing job with this planet Earth. He created everything with the uttermost precision and care. 

There is so much beauty in the world, yet He considers me His greatest masterpiece. Knowing that a God so glorious created all of this, yet He would give this whole world for me melts my heart, and makes me love Him even more. 


Tuesday, July 15, 2014


There is something to be said about a curious mind, one that craves child-like experiences and welcomes adventures of every kind regardless of their nature. Here's to never losing the child in you. To seeing the world through rose colored eyes. To loving without corruption and keeping a pure heart. Because life is meant to be lived the way kids do, with a forgiving heart, one that understands that there is no such thing as too much love or too much curiosity. 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Beauty Shot


This might sound crazy to some, but I feel the prettiest when I juice. Yes, I said it. Beauty is so much more than how we look on the outside. Our health affects how we feel and how we look, and because of that -our diet must become part of our beauty routine. 

Sometimes life happens, and when I have a busy week and don't have time to make my daily smoothies... I try to make up for it on the weekends by juicing. My favorite juice is the Beauty Shot, this rich in vitamins and antioxidants juice will leave your skin glowing, rise your energy levels, and lower your blood pressure.

Ingredients:

1 bag of celery
3 medium size beets
3 carrots
3 cucumbers

Instructions:

Cut the vegetables in small pieces and juice. If you don't have a juicer, this one from Target is affordable and easy to use.

Not into juicing yet? Read the health benefits of the ingredients used on this Beauty Shot below. 

Celery: Anti-inflamatory benefits, fights cancer, rich in anti-oxidants and vitamin C. 

Beets: Rich in potassium, iron, vitamin A, B, and C. Cleanses the body. Regulate mental health. High source of energy.

Carrots: Improve vision, prevent cancer, slows down the aging of the cells, produces healthy flowing skin, prevents heart disease and cleanses the body. 

Cucumber: Rehydrates, cures diabetes, reduces cholesterol and regulares blood pressure, promotes join health and releases arthritis pain.



XOXO