When God Asks You to Give Him Everything Including the Kitchen Sink

Feeling so Inspired by Laura’s story!

Aligning My Life For His Purpose

1Kings 18:18-21, 26-29

18 “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands and have followed the Baals. 19 Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”  20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel. 21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.”

26 So they took the bull given them and prepared it.  Then they called on the name of Baal from morning till noon. “Baal, answer us!” they shouted. But there was no response; no one…

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Bringing Hope

     We appear to be suffering a great crisis of hope. It’s taking place loudly in politics and economies; it’s taking place quietly in the hearts of millions at this moment. So much has happened in a little over a year. I’m excited that I’m running for City Council! When moving to a small town where it seems that time is still for a moment so that you can see the hearts of people; does something to you personally. It makes you want to reach out.

     In Texas, it was hard to see anyone with so much hatred around me. Here in Berlin,NH I can see so many things and it compels me to want to help bring hope to hurting people. I want to be accepted in with open arms to help bring that hope. I’ve witnessed enough smiles in your faces and non authentic friendships to understand that real compassion comes from the heart. You can’t make people understand your love for strangers in a small town, you just have to show them which I intend t do if elected!

This is the New Leadership of Berlin, NH! I’m hoping our team make it so that we can bring Hope and change that matters to all and not just a few! 

We are all stewards of the story that God has given us. It is a good story. There are elements of pain and great joy in our story, but it is our story. It is a story of redemption and hope. We have always wanted to leave a legacy to our kids. Leaving them with hopes and telling them that big dreams can come true! 

We are in our second phase of the cafe, putting in all new electrical and sheet rock. At this point this crazy dream of ours seems impossible! It’s a true test enemy of faith and hope of something we believe in. God teaches us every day, “How Amazing !”

Building the Impossible 

I would have never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be the owner of a cafe, let alone; having a deed to a bought building! This new life of ours have many surprises with capabilities that was hidden for years! You never know what you can handle until you try to handle it, if that makes sense! 

We are transforming a building into something that is was never built for, a jazz cafe! An exciting but yet challenging dream my husband and I have always wanted to do! Ecclesiastes 9.10: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”

This is the beginning of a miraculous story of how we left Texas and followed a path of uncertainties. With God at our side along for the ride, we are truly living a Feastful Life! I can’t wait until this all comes together to share with others that it’s possible. I will try my best to post our journey as this is an exciting one!

A Morning Prayer 

Lord, in my consciousness this morning a crowd of little things presses in and I bring them straight to your presence. In your wisdom you say, “Peace, be still.” Help me to always see the beauty of your peace as I cross various bridges and paths. I ask this in your name,AMEN.

Porcfest xlll

For five years I’ve been trying to get to this event! I’m so glad we are finally here living in NH and only 32 min. away from the biggest Liberty gathering in NH. I’m intrigued over the few families that I’ve met that want the same thing that I want for my kids. I may not believe everything they believe, but here it’s ok. I’m not scrutinized or judged because of it.

My girls get to open doors to different cultures and beliefs. My 14 year old met a friend and asked her about her religion. The girl stated that she was an atheist. My daughter told her she was a Christian and asked her if she wanted to go swim☺️

That was the end of that conversation and they spent the day together in harmony without trying to convert one another. If kids can do this, why can’t we as adults? I’m learning so much from just watching my kids. They make me want to be a better me! This is just day one of Porcfest. We have five more days to go!

This is my 14 year old free dancing in the field making all kinds of new friends.I love her free spirit and carefree soul that excepts others different than her. She understands that we must love people because God loves us all. The world would be a much better place if everyone would just except this kind of love!

A Peaceful Start

The more I get connected with the people I meet,the more I’m loving this new state we are in. We have gone hiking up 2,000 feet into the mountains where the weather changes constantly. This is not a bad thing! It’s the most beautiful thing a person can witness with an undoubtable mind of how God truly exists!

During the hike, my oldest daughter was the best coach ever! I am not in the best of shape and sometimes I forget how bad a shape I’m in after I’ve already signed us up for something extreme.I couldn’t have done it without her coaching me and telling me that “you can make it,we are almost there,so you can do it”!

Her spirit reminds me daily of why I do what I do! I try to be the best mom I can be, there is no manual for parenting! I love our new life here and wouldn’t change it for the world. New Hampshire has a sweet spot in my heart as we are growing stronger together as a family! 

Day 30

Well, we made it to a month living in Berlin, New Hampshire! I love that my kids get to experience other religions and different culture! We found a church which is ok but need help on a number of things;which I am so glad to help collaborate on.

We were invited today to a Holy Communion party for a six year old. Meeting people that is so different from us but think the same when it comes to raising kids is such a relief. It’s funny how we think or we are programmed to think people of different religions won’t be able to get along, “Why is this so?”

We believe and have faith in the same God and Jesus sat with any and everybody! I think when we as a whole look at everyone the way Jesus did and the way God do, it’s then when we will have peace in our surroundings. We will then have peace within our communities because we will only see the individual as just a good person.