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Encourage one another and build each other up. 1 Thessalonians 5:11


Honor Vessels

Posted on March 6, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Being caregivers and parents of special needs children can bring some situation in life that can bring us down. Judgments and negative comments towards our parenting can bring sadness and conflict towards others, because the thought of “if they were in my shoes” comes to mind and we cannot help but feel excluded. Nonetheless it is important to always reflect the love of Jesus and mercy to others. 2 Timothy talks about being Honor Vessels and how we must be careful on what we put into our souls and minds; our water must be clear and clean and let God take over our struggles.

Where do we go in times of Crisis?

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The Lord is my light and my salvation;

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the strength of my life;

of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalms 27:1

Crisis is an unstable event that can be of influence in our behavior and consequently comes and takes away our peace. Being parents of special needs children or caregivers of others could bring for times to times moments of crisis, where emotions can overwhelm the situation even more. Emotions such as frustration, fear, sadness, desperation and uncertainness; the enemy will take advantage of each emotion and bring doubts to our hearts, asking ourselves if God is still with us. God is our redeemer and our counselor in times of crisis; remembering that we can hide in Him, finding protection, love, compassion and mercy at His feet. In those moments of crisis, God is still in control and confiding in Him will be our comfort.

What is my personality during stress?

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

“Stress is not what happens to us. It is our respond to what happens. And response is something we can choose”

Being Caregivers and in constant demand of our time, stress is something that will come very easily into our lives; this will not only rob us from our peace, but it will lead us to take our eyes from Christ.

During stress, people tend to have negative talk to in their minds or to themselves and usually 4 personalities come up.

*The worry person is surrounded by anxiety.

*The critic person emphasizes the self-esteem.

*The victim person will fall into depression.

*The perfectionist person will endure chronic stress and burnout.

Nonetheless it is important to remember that Christ is our rock and our pennant in troubled times. If we decide to lead emotions, stress and thoughts that the enemy brings, we are not letting God take over and be glorified in the situation, no matter how stressful it is.

Psalms 73:26 “My body and my heart may grow weak, but God is the strength of my heart and all I need forever”