Haiti Mission

Haiti Mission Update: Mission of Hope IT Training School

Haiti Mission Update Tears of joy roll down my cheeks as I share this update on the Haiti mission taking place at the Mission of Hope, Haiti campus. All that I can think about is how good and gracious our God is to everyone. “The Lord is good to all, and His mercies are over all His works. All Your works shall give thanks to You, O Lord, and Your godly ones shall bless You.  They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom and talk of Your power.” – Psalm 145:9-11 (NASB) For almost ten years, serving global missions has been the catalyst for our adventures with God and growing closer to Him.... read more

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Inspirations from the Lord

In my morning quiet time with God I pray for wisdom.  Sometimes I receive inspirations from the Lord intended for sharing… Celebration is a way of life. Be generous in all things. Wake up with prosperous ceremonies. Count the riches of this world and many blessings. Share faith in a positive way of righteous understanding. Families unite for a celebration of rightful sharing and to serve the masses a fruit of righteousness. Be brave on the calling at hand and see how it measures your soul. (See soul sanctification) Surrender hearts of worry. Tackle the torment with tenacity. Share the burdens of tomorrow with the righteous. Peace, be still. Forget the wicked ways of... read more

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God is Joy Not Sorrow

God speaks of joy, not sorrow. He knows our pain, but He is not the master of misery. He heals our afflictions not to be steadfast in the quake of suffering. Take up a series of adventurous practices that will harness the joy of the Lord. Be in the moment of tranquility to find His peace among sober festivals. God knows our transgressions and focuses on the passing of many. Preoccupation with conditions of the heart lead to a manifestation of the same. Stand in the glory of His almighty presence and be lifted to new heights of surrender. Practice your peace in the moment of surrender and see how He carries your voice... read more

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Turning Back Pain into Empathy

How ironic. Just a few weeks ago I blogged about turning trials into triumph. Today, I’m typing this one flat on my back to share my revelation of turning back pain into empathy.  Sounds like a trial to me! Thankfully, compared to many people, my lifetime contains a few minor injuries, illnesses, and surgeries. Not enough for me to experience long-term chronic pain or physical suffering. Therefore, my pain tolerance is low at the level of “whiny baby” but I prefer to suffer alone so only those closest to me are lucky enough to enjoy the pouting. On day seven, I must admit that my attitude about this discomfort was less than honorable.  Yes,... read more

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Turn Trials Into Triumph

During my long season as a “work-a-holic,” I faced multiple trials in my professional career as well as my personal life. Specifically, with my marriage. It’s not difficult to imagine the damage inflicted on a relationship when the number one priority is hyper-focused on work and career pursuits. Gratefully, I’ve learned how to turn trials into triumph. When I look back on bad circumstances or trials, as I call them, I can see situations that were self-inflicted and others that were entirely out of my control or a combination of both. What I find fascinating is the way trials in life shape our future regardless of our role in the affliction. The future state... read more

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12 Bible Verses to Conquer Business Owner Fear

As business owners, it’s easy to become discouraged at times. We need strong words of wisdom to keep us motivated, focused, and help us conquer business owner fear. At 3:30 am I awoke with a feeling that I thought I buried after leaving the demands of my technology career. I thought, “Oh no, this familiar enemy is back. I know this foe. It’s called work anxiety!” I tried falling back to sleep, but the fear was too loud. Thankfully, I know who my comforter is in times of struggle, so I head to the office in my PJ’s seeking words of advice from the ultimate word source. Oh, how I love Google! A quick... read more

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So, What’s the Problem? She asked…

God help me! Not because I’m down and out or hitting rock bottom. Not because I don’t have an abundance to live a good life. Not because I don’t have people who love and support me. So what’s the problem? That’s the exact question that my dear Mentor Diane Hale used to ask me when I get to this state of mind. The state of mind that isn’t logical compared to the reality of our life. The state of mind that shifts into panic mode with absolutely no rational reason. It’s just unfocused and overloaded with problems that don’t really exist.  Mark Twain said, “I’ve suffered many dramas in my life, most of which... read more

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The Great Commission: Come Together & Pray

The day is here to come together and pray. We pray for tomorrow and the next, but we never miss the day in place. Thankfully, there is a dawn of great awakening coming, and we see the signs of goodness all around. Yes, I said “goodness” not evil. Through the spirit of evil, we’re bombarded with messages deliberately designed to push us off course so that others will be the bearers of sorrow while we maintain thought leaders of real likeness to God. Be at rest today and carry out the plan that He intended for all people. God’s plan is inclusive, not discriminating. Christ provides a message of hope not despair. We kindly... read more

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God Delivers the Desires of Your Heart

Returning home on a flight from Rwanda in April, 2014 I faced the decision that the mission was not going to move forward and even though it was the right decision for Rwanda, I felt so disappointed. I couldn’t help but doubt and wonder, “was this whole mission conjured up in my mind trying to be a “do-gooder” or was it inspired by God as I initially thought?” After several months of deliberation with myself, I concluded that the plan to open a technology training center in Kigali, Rwanda was indeed “Teresa’s doing” and not God’s will. Had I sought the Lord for discernment on that question, as I would today, I may have... read more

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God Knows What We Need – The Prayer Bench

God knows what we need even when we don’t have a clue. I recall a time in my life when prayer was not a priority because I found it challenging to devote the proper amount of time, focus, and patience to the wonderful world of prayer that I know today. Praise God for His faithfulness and ability to provide the perfect solution. I remember speaking to God about my challenges with prayer and seeking His wisdom. Clearly, within my spirit, I heard the words “prayer bench.” I immediately thought “prayer bench? What is a prayer bench?” I envisioned a Catholic church with people kneeling in their pews. So what did a prayer bench have... read more