Sunday, December 20, 2015

The True gift of Christmas

Christmas is a word that brings a lot of random thoughts into our head. For some people, their first thought is Santa Claus, gifts, cookies, stockings and decorations. For others, they think about Jesus in a manger, Mary and Joseph, the Star that shone in the night for the shepherds to follow and angels. All of these are natural thoughts and have different meanings.

Both Santa Claus and stockings came from a Christian man named Saint Nicholas who lived in the time of 300 AD. Stories are told of how St. Nick was famous for being a secret gift-giver, putting coins and gifts in kids shoes that were outside for him. No there was no chimney falling, no ho-ho-ho's, and no raindeers. But there were many gifts that were given!

The well known story of stockings, is when a poor family had three daughters at the age to get married. However, they did not have enough money for dowry's for each one. Since they didn't, in that day in age, the daughters would most likely have to become prostitutes. St. Nick upon hearing their story decided to go undercover and throw a bag of coins down the chimney while their stockings (socks) were hanging up to dry. He did this three nights in a row, one bag for each girl thus saving them from prostitution. So now we put little gifts in stockings hanging on the fireplace.

My personal favorite part of Christmas is putting up the tree, and buying gifts for each other! When I think of these things, I think of the tree representing the tree that Christ died on, the lights being us shining for Him, and the ornaments being you and I a beautiful creation of God. The gifts of course represent Jesus being the ultimate gift for us, coming as a baby and wrapped in a blanket (not wrapping paper :) under the roof of a stable...or the leaves of the tree.

At church, we have been going through a series called: Jesus the True and Better. It's so interesting, because Pastor Brandon takes stories from the Old Testament and parallels them to the One to come. How Jesus is the True and Better Adam who would be tempted in the worst of circumstances and not give in. A True and Better Moses who rescued the people from their bondage and brought them to a land flowing with milk and honey (heaven). A True and Better Joseph who saved Israel from starvation, Him being the bread of life, and would reveal Himself at the proper time. A True and Better David who would slay a giant called Lucifer (Satan) and crush his head, ultimately becoming King. A True and Better Daniel whom people would try and find fault in, but wouldn't; who would be caught praying (in the Garden of Gethsemane) and would be taken to die; who would be put in a sealed pit (tomb) and come out alive. Jesus, He is the True and Better! I would encourage you to listen to this series here

Then you have the original Christmas story, the story that spurred on the holiday we call Christmas. The story of where Mary, a normal girl would carry the Savior of the world, and would deliver a Son named Jesus in the city of Bethlehem with her husband Joseph. A star brighter than ever, would shine over the place they were at, allowing the shepherds in the field to find the baby: their King. A few years later, a group of wise men would come to Mary and Joseph's home to give Jesus highly valued gifts of Frankincense and Myrrh. They knew that this boy was the best gift of all. And He had come to save them from their sin. 

So as we celebrate with family and friends, remember that Jesus is the reason we even have this holiday, that He is the best gift that could ever be wrapped under the tree. Merry Christmas y'all!

 He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace

Monday, October 12, 2015

Representing Christ

I lay awake last night at 4am thinking about how crazy the past few weeks have been. So many stretches in life, so many changes and thoughts running through my head. Then the Lord reveled to me a beautiful thought: 
He chose me to represent Him.
I lay there in bed smiling in the darkness, because of the light that shone in my heart.

What an honor it is that God gave us the privilege to represent His Name! If you are a follower of Christ, you are destined to make Him famous. Yet are we? What are we doing to make Him known?

I went to the hospital again yesterday, for seizures caused by dehydration. When I woke up in the bed, I couldn't talk. The sweetest nurse came in and started talking to me and saying how much she adored me :) She wanted to take me home and take care of me. I wondered why? I wasn't able to talk, and was laying there just smiling at her. Then I realized that maybe that was Jesus allowing me to smile and make her day a little better.

That is Jesus. 

A smiling Father that adores His children, carrying them through the trials of this life, and helping them grow in the knowledge of Himself through correction and instructions in righteousness. And our job here is to tell other people about Him, through our words and actions...all of them supposed to point others to Christ. When people see the things we do, they should see Jesus. When they hear the things we talk about, they should think about Jesus. It's not about us, it's all about Him.

So as you walk around doing your everyday things, finding joy in the midst of dark circumstances and smiling at those you see...make Him famous. Be a beautiful representation of Christ. Let His Name be made known throughout all the earth. And most of all, enjoy the life God gave you!

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace


Sunday, October 4, 2015


This past week has been a whirlwind of a week for both me and my family, as some of you may know. I was taken by ambulance to the hospital on Tuesday because I started seizing during a new allergy treatment. Little did I know, that I would be seizing consistently every 2-3 minutes for over eight hours, unconscious, my body not responding to the meds, and then transported to a major Dallas hospital for hopefully some answers not to be released until 4 days later. I was not really ever diagnosed, since they were non-epileptic 'seizures', supposedly caused by emotional stress.

While I was there, my dad was by my side almost the entire time. He held my hand, blew my nose, took me to the bathroom, adjusted my position whenever I needed it, massaged my arms, put my hair up, played uno with me, made me laugh, brought me all my food, and gave me hugs. He was the best thing that ever happened. I've never been so dependent in my life, besides when I was born and for him to care about me so much as to do everything in the world that needed to be done, made me feel so special!

My first time sitting in a chair after 3 days of being bedridden!

As I was awake last night unable to sleep, I thought about how wonderful my daddy is and that he is trying to be an example of my eternal Daddy. That God cares about me just as much and more as my daddy, sitting by my side through thick and thin, wiping the tears off my eyes, and helping me get up and walk again. To me, it's beautiful :) My daddy in Heaven and my daddy on earth love me to the stars and moon and back, and take care of me no matter what.

"I love you with an everlasting love, with loving kindness I have drawn you."
~Jeremiah 31:3

"The Lord your God is in your midst, a Mighty One who will save; He
will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He
will exult over you with singing." ~Zephaniah 3:17

"See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be
called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world
does not know us is that it did not know Him." ~1 John 3:1

Praise the Lord that His mercies are new every morning, that His love is everlasting, and that His faithfulness will never end! And a huge thanks to both my Daddy's for their unconditional love. Jesus loves you so very much :)

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace

Thursday, September 3, 2015


I was born in California, and moved to Colorado when I was 2 1/2. In Denver we met some lifelong friends, and had a sister and two brothers born there. Just six years later, my parents read a book about missions and decided to move down to Texas to join the ministry that had changed their perspective on life. I was raised in a very sheltered family, only knowing homeschooling, missions, lost people in other countries, the value of family, healthy eating, and eventually learned to 'fit in' to the lifestyle my friends had which involved wearing dresses and skirts all the time, turning an evil eye to dating and introducing the word 'courtship', having long hair, staying sheltered in my parents home until I was married and memorizing scripture.

Great values and ideas, for sure. No negative influence. Always modest. Thinking of others in other countries. Yet never knowing how to stand up for my faith. Always believing what everyone told me was right. Never questioning the truth or lack of truth behind it. Never wondering what God thought of it all.  

Now that after 12 years of being in ministry, God showed us the truth of what was happening in leadership and allowed us to leave at just the right time...I'm beginning to question everything I once knew. I used to believe it all. Now I wonder what was true and what wasn't. The ministry hurt our family. Made us buy into lies. Deceived our minds and hearts without us knowing. We were in darkness, listening to whatever was said. The light that is shining now, is revealing the truth. How can I trust anything or anyone?

As the Lord has shown me little things here and there, I am starting to form my own opinions about where I stand in Christ and what I think He wants from me. And all He wants is for me to love and obey Him! All those wounds inside, all those beliefs I was taught, all the truth that was given, is now being used to solidify my identity in Christ. I am now free.

Growing up in the church I went to, we believed in courtship. I have now taken that into questioning as to the realistic aspect of it. Nowadays, dating is a common occurrence. Courtship is pretty much unheard of! And if there is a man that comes into my life that would like to pursue a relationship, how am I to know if he is the one for me without getting to know him?  I'm not just going to wait for some guy to talk with my dad first and go through all the daddy things he would need to go through, to get to me :) That is where I have come up with a phrase called, "dating with a purpose." I am finally free.

Another thing I grew up doing is wearing skirts and dresses 24/7. If I didn't, I'd feel out of place and embarrassed. Now I've come to the conclusion that you can still be modest without going to that extreme. As long as you don't cause men to stumble, how is wearing capri's and a t-shirt bad? It's not! God has set me free.

Our family know people who stay at home with their family until their knight in shining armor takes them away. However, sometimes God wants us young ladies to wait awhile...and staying at home until that happens is not too practical. We can't learn how to stand up for the truth, if we're constantly in the truth. My parents have allowed me to pursue my dream of being a firefighter, which involves being in the world. The world being full on sin and sinners creates an interesting environment to say the least! I have now grown closer to the Lord, solidifying my faith in Him because I can stand up for what's right, Biblical, and godly in the midst of this fallen world. Being sheltered from the world I don't believe is right, rather having God shelter me and take care of me in the world while shining His light is a better idea. And then comes freedom.

Freedom is something that can only come from the Lord. Freedom is letting God control your life for His purpose, and not trying to please others. To please Him instead. Freedom is to let go of your burdens as His peace floods your soul.

"Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord
is, there is freedom." 2 Corinthians 3:17

"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed."
John 8:36

"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm,
then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by
the yoke of slavery." Galatians 5:1

"In Him and through faith in Him we may approach
God with freedom and confidence." Ephesians 3:12

"But now that you have been set free from sin and
have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap
leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life." 
Romans 6:22

"Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a
cover-up for evil; live as servants of God." 1 Peter 2:16

"In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and He
answered by setting me free." Psalm 118:5

I was once chained to legalistic thoughts, bound to strict rules and regulations set by man. But Christ has set me free! I am no longer a slave and one who pleases men, but a slave and one who pleases God. He has already accepted me for who I am, not for who I once was or who I'll be later. I am His and He is mine. I am overwhelmed with the beauty of freedom, the depth of His love, and the pouring out of His grace. 

 Why are you hurting? Why are you lost? Pour it out on the Father who created you, and let Him set you free, yes free indeed!

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace

Monday, August 3, 2015

Be strong and Courageous

The book of Joshua (in the Bible) is one that has surprised me right and left. As I read through it, I've noticed just how many times God tells His people to be strong and courageous, to not be discouraged for He is with them wherever they go.

"...I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Be strong and courageous...Be strong and very courageous...
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be 
with you wherever you go. Only be strong and courageous!"
" ~chapter 1 vs 5-7, 9, 18

"And the Lord said to Joshua, 'Today I will begin to exalt
you in the eyes of all Israel, so they may know that I am 
with you.'" ~2:7

"Then the Lord said to Joshua, 'Do not be afraid;
do not be discouraged.'" ~8:1

I still have 16 more chapters to read, and can't wait to see how many more times God endorses His promises! I believe our Father is trying to tell us something. Can you guess what that might be?

Be strong and courageous. I am with you.

And if God keeps telling us to remember that, don't you think we should? When circumstances don't play out the way we thought, when trials come to test our faith, when relationships around us fall apart, or when finances don't seem to come in as fast as necessary, why do we turn to grumbling just like the Israelite's? In the end, they had to wander in the desert for 40 years because of their attitude and disobedience.  Do you want to turn out that way? How about we start changing our attitude, looking up to the Son, letting God fill us with peace and joy, and continuing to do what He has called us to do, always remembering His faithfulness and promises! Let us start standing up for the truth, being strong and courageous ,not being afraid of anything since God will be with us. Start now, and He will change you forever.

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


When I was 16 years old, I asked the Lord what He wanted me to do after I graduated. I had never really thought about it until then, but that night around midnight God told me to be a firefighter. I was a little shocked and yet had such a peace about it! Now 4 years later, that call has begun to be fulfilled. With the Lord's leading, I applied at the local Canton fire station as a volunteer and got accepted the next week, right before my 20th birthday.

I volunteer around 96 hours a month, receiving hands on experience and training. The calls range from crazy people who think they have a medical issue, to car accidents, to fatalities, to 18 wheeler fires, to false alarms, to breathing problems. As I tell everyone: it is the best job ever! So much adrenaline, excitement, and opportunities to be a witness.

A witness? What does that mean? That means that God is beautifully using my life for His glory, and to show the world that Jesus is Lord of all! I have been able to give a part time firefighter a Bible, since he is "looking into religion", witness to atheists in the department, show the guys that work there that there is more to our language than just curse words, and pray for God's leading. The Lord tells us to be in the world but not of the world. So I am trying to apply that to my life by being in the world at the firehouse, but not becoming of the world by using the language they use, or getting involved in things that they do. I call it my battlefield :) And I love it! I have never been one to witness to other people because that's "scary"...but now that I've been thrown in to this God-needed environment, it has opened my eyes to the beauty of the Gospel of Christ. I know that this is where I am needed, and so this is where I'll stay as long as God allows.

My brother Dom trying out my bunker gear!

I hope to do online fire academy in the near future, in order to become a fully fledged firefighter, and until then learn all I can to help the community when they need it most. It is a wonderful place to be at spiritually, because it has truly grown me in my faith. You can pray for protection over my health, and for at least one person to come to know Christ!

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace

Thursday, April 23, 2015


Recently, my life has been changing in many ways. Friends moving on to pursue other God-given goals. Me getting a job at a local grocery store. Our family resigning from the ministry we've been at for 12 years, and dad looking for a new job. A possible life-changing diagnosis. New relationships at my job. Change, change, change.
If any of you know me, you know that I hate change. It has always been my downfall, and something that takes a long time for me to get settled in to. But, God doesn't promise that nothing will change in life. In fact, He has a tendency to use change to change us, grow us, and mature us. Change brings us a different outlook on life. It helps life not become monotonous and boring. It brings families together. It draws you closer to Christ.

If caterpillars stayed the same, we would never be able to enjoy butterflies.
If plants never blossomed, we would never be able to enjoy flowers.
If we never grew up and changed, we would never know what it's like to ride a bike, to swim in the ocean, to have a job, to make new friends, to get married, to have children, to watch your kids grow up, to learn many valuable lessons. We would never know.
But the best part about life, is that our Father never changes! He always remains the same, and we don't have to worry about Him changing His mind about us or deciding to change His commands every once in awhile.
"I the Lord do not change.." ~Malachi 3:6a
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Hebrews 13:8
"Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow." James 1:17
"If we are faithless, He remains Faithful, for He cannot deny Himself." 2 Timothy 2:13
"God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent; Has He said and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" Numbers 23:19
"Many plans are in a mans heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand." Proverbs 19:21
"The grass withers, the flower fades, But the Word of our God stands forever." Isaiah 40:8
Our Lord remains the same.
As I have been reading through the Bible this year, I am now in Deuteronomy. I must admit, it is probably my favorite book of the Bible! There are so many encouraging things in that book, most verses are underlined. Even though it was originally written for the people of Israel, I believe that since the Word is alive and Deuteronomy is in there, that these beautiful verses pertain to us as His children as well.
"Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
"Do not be terrified, do not be afraid of them. The LORD your God who is going before you, will fight for you...There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place."
"The Lord you God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast desert. Theses forty years the Lord your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything."
"Be careful not to forget the covenant of the Lord your God that He made with you; do not make for yourselves an idol in the form of anything the Lord your God has forbidden. For the Lord you God is a consuming fire,  jealous God."
"But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find Him if you look for Him with all your heart and with all your soul."
"For the Lord you God is a merciful God; He will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers which He confirmed to them by oath."
"You were shown these thing so that you might know that the Lord is God, besides Him there is no other."
"Be careful that you do not forget the Lord...Fear the Lord you God, serve Him only."
"For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be His people, His treasured possession."
"Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the Faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commands."
"He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers."
"For the Lord our God who is among you, is a great and awesome God."
"He humbled you causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord."
"Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you."
"But be assured today that the Lord your God is the one who goes across ahead of you."
"And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the Lord's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?"
"To the Lord your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Yet the Lord set His affection on your forefathers and loved them, and He chose you..."
"For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality and accepts no bribes. He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing."
"Fear the Lord your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His Name. He is your praise, He is your God..."
"There, in the presence of the Lord your God, you and your families shall eat and shall rejoice in everything you have put your hand to, because the Lord your God has blessed you."
"It is the Lord your God you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him."
"You are the children of the Lord your God...for you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession."
Do you see how valuable you are? How chosen, how beautiful? God has called you to do something for His purpose, something to draw you to Himself, to bring others to Christ. You are worth more than gold. And despite what changes might occur, our Lord is in control and His is going to use these changes in your life to do something great for His Name.
Are you willing to do that for Him?
He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Three Classes

So I believe there are three classes:
the sick class
the middle class
the healthy class
All of us fall in one of these 3 categories.
Some of us are chronically ill, or at least are constantly sick. I, of course, would fall into that category.
Some of us are in-between sick and healthy. Sort of...sick a bit frequently. Dealing with minor health issues.
And there are some, that can hardly say they've been sick in their life. Can't remember coming down with a cold, but maybe once or twice ever.
Yet there is still an unknown of the days that lie ahead of us. How many there are left. What might pose a problem in the future. Those who have chronic or constant health concerns think about the end of life more often than most. However, I don't think the middle class or the healthy class think about their eternal destiny enough. 
In case you haven't thought of this, your life could end at any moment. While you're reading my post. While you're working at your job. While you are sleeping tonight. While you drive to the store. While you stand and make dinner. While you're playing with your kids.
At. Any. Moment.
It's as true as it comes.
Not everybody lives to be 80 or 90. Some don't even make it past 5 years old.
Some of you are laughing at me right now. "Yeah, some people do. But I'm healthy, and I know I won't die early. That just doesn't happen. It won't happen to me."
But it might.
Young healthy people die sometimes. Yes it may be rare, but it may be you.
you could be the one on the news having died from a heart attack at 24.
you could be the one on the web who died in a car accident at 31.
It. Could. Be. You.
God is the only one who knows your destiny, your future. He planed it Himself. But do you know where you'll be going once you do die?
Imagine yourself in the kitchen preparing to have some friends over. You are cooking up your favorite meal, excited about the fun evening that lies ahead. You are in shape, fit, eat healthy, go running all the time, and workout at the gym 4 times a week. What could go wrong? Well, everything...
You start feeling a little strange, but dismiss it for being a bit tired. A few minutes later, your heart stops. You fall on the floor. You stop breathing. Your friends show up for dinner 30 minutes after and keep knocking, only to get worried and break in. They find you on the floor, and call an 911. The Paramedics arrive and start CPR. They get a long tube and stick it down your throat, attaching a port in order to breathe for you. The medics place two large pads on your chest connected to the defibrillator. They shock you 3 times to no avail. They stick a needle in your vein and push medications, hoping for some type of response. Nothing happens. Continuing CPR and ventilations, they put you on the stretcher and load up into the ambulance. Lights and sirens tell the cars up ahead to pull over. But it's too late. You're gone. They've done their best, but it just wasn't enough. You died.

Where did you go, the moment your heart stopped beating? Did you go to a beautiful place with green grass, colors you've never seen before, flowers blooming everywhere, castles made with gold, and the Master whom you served with your whole heart gazing at you with His glory, beauty and love? Or did you go to a place of agony, of torment, of eternal fire all around you, horrific screaming echoing in your ears, your body burning in pain, wanting to repent and get out, but unable to? There are only two places, my friend. There is no purgatory, no nothingness, no other person you turn into in the next life.

There is another common story I would like you to imagine yourself in.
It was a typical morning for your family, you were getting ready to go to work and take your 2 kids to school on the way there. You finish eating breakfast, kiss your spouse goodbye, grab the kids lunch sacks and head for the car. You all get buckled, and start driving to the school. Your children get dropped off, and you head to work. On the freeway, and car changes lanes without seeing you and you get hit. The car spins out of control, hitting the median. You have hit your head on the windshield and gone unconscious. Your femur is broken, you have a punctured lung, and fractured a bone in your back. Emergency vehicles arrive and have to cut you out of your mangled car with the Jaws of Life. They put you on a backboard, put a neck brace on, splint your leg, start an IV, and load you in the ambulance. The medics work on trying to stabilize your vital signs and bring you in to the hospital. At the ER, the doctors and nurses try and keep you alive. You are sent to have emergency brain surgery. They also have to amputate your leg due to the immense trauma and fact that you could bleed to death. You are on life support. Your spouse and children watch you lay in the bed, praying you'll wake up. Crying, because they wanted to say I love you one more time. Weeks go by, and you still haven't woken up. Brain scans reveal no brain activity, and you are technically a vegetable. You will never wake up. The family decides to take you off life support. You have died.

Friends, this happens. These pictures are real. These stories could be you someday. The life you live now may not last much longer.

I don't mean to scare you, but I do want you to realize and understand the fact that you need to figure out NOW, where you are going when you die. Don't put it off until later. Because you might not have later.
God says in His Word that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Romans 3:23 Nothing that we can do on our own, will get us to that beautiful eternal destiny. We all deserve Hell and the everlasting torment it brings but because of the fact the He loves us despite the icky sins we have committed, He did something to set us free and secure a place with Him in Heaven. However, we have to believe on Him and accept this gift of life.
Around April 7, A.D. 30 a man named Jesus died for you. He was the Son of God who had come to earth as a baby through a virgin named Mary around 6 B.C. He grew up learning carpentry, and teaching people. He performed miracles and constantly prayed, staying in tune to His Father. He lived a perfectly sinless life. Yes, He still struggled with temptations and was mocked many times. But He never gave up. He was falsely accused of blasphemy when He was about 32 years old, and sentenced to death. As hard as it was, and as much as He cried and prayed it wouldn't have to happen, this was the Father's plan. Jesus willingly gave His life over to the Romans, knowing that this is what it would take to save these people. The Romans whipped Him 40 times, spit on Him, took almost all His clothing and sold it, built a crucifixion cross and made Him carry it up a hill to the area where He was to die, and nailed Him to it. They put a circle of thorns on His head, and broke His legs. The pain and agony was unbearable, but He did this for you. For your sin. He died after a few hours of being nailed up on the cross, Mary His mother crying below Him.

Three days afterward He came back to life! The tomb stone was rolled away, and His burial clothes were left in the grave. The holes in His hands and feet were still there, but the glory of God was literally shining through Him. About 40 days later, He ascended up into Heaven, His work on earth complete.

This is history. This is no fluffed up story to make you feel bad about yourself, but rather the truth. It really did happen. Jesus did this in your place. He took the pain and agony of your sins upon Himself, so that you can live in Heaven with Him and the Father forever. So that you can have a life of abundance, peace, and joy. You may be wondering if there is any way you can pay this guy back in return for what He did for you, and there is. Although there is nothing we can do to equal what He did for us, His desire is for you to put your trust in Him, believe that He was born, died and rose again for you, and really just accept this huge gift. He wants you to live with Him in the mansions of gold, in the fields of color, in the arms of the Father. Why would you wait to take hold of that precious gift?

It doesn't matter if you are in the sick, middle, or healthy class...this is for all of you. You don't know when you might die. So settle your destiny now, by trusting in the One who died for you. Don't wait any longer, because your heartbeat can stop at any moment...and it could be a moment too late.

What will you do?

He is worthy and greatly to be praised

 Olivia Grace