Monday, February 28, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Truth"

Aloha Ohana!! I trust everyone had a lovely weekend. My weekend went by super fast. It's the last weekend my sister will be here so we made the best of it. It's been an exciting and fun couple of weeks and I'll definitely miss having her around.

The past few weeks have been quite interesting in my family. We ended up having 2 deaths in our family in one day. 1 was totally unexpected while the other was expected but still quite sad. Although both members were Christians and we know that they are in a better place and resting peacefully in God's Kingdom, it still hurts to know that we'll no longer be able to see or speak with those family members.

On the other hand my best friend got married this past weekend and I wasn't able to make it because my hubby had to go to Jamaica for one of the funerals. I didn't get to make it to any of the funerals since I had the kids to look after and it would've been a bit much for us to travel so far with 3 kids.

It's been a roller coaster of emotions to say the least. I share all this info because for this week's post I was moved to give thanks to the Lord for allowing me the opportunity to spend time with my sister, be happy and send good vibes to my best friend and truly be grateful for the time I had with the loved ones we lost.

"Lord when our life changes, help us to adjust. Sometimes it's just little things, like having to eat pancakes for dinners. Sometimes it's big things like moving, divorce or the loss of a loved one. Lord, we praise you for being with us through the good and the bad. Help us to cling to you. Help us to accept what life throws at us, as well as the grace you offer us to get through it." - Blessings & Prayers for Families

"For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." - Philippians 4:11 NIV

Happy Monday everyone!!

Have a blessed and prosperous week. :)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Stay Grounded"

This past week has been pretty interesting for me. Have you every felt like you're going along in life with your to do list and goals and just when you think you're breaking ground and getting ahead, something happens to through off your plans? Well that's the way I've been feeling lately. I know the feeling won't last and I know it's just the devil's way of tripping me up but it's still a battle I must face but boy am I glad I'm not facing it alone.

Of course the best way to get through this feeling is to continue to pray and stay grounded knowing that while we're working on the home front God's working behind doors on our behalf.

I found the perfect message that helped me get through this past week...

"Thank you Father for putting us right where we are. So many times we've heard, "bloom where you are planted." Help us to do that. Help us take whatever gift you have given us and use it to make the world a better place. Help us to spread your love from where we are right now. Amen"

"To enjoy your work and to accept your lot in life - that is indeed a gift from God. The person who does that will not need to look back with sorrow on his past, for God gives him joy." - Ecclesiastes 5:20 TLB

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. Happy Monday everyone!

Have a blessed and prosperous week. :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day Lovies!!

It's Valentine's Day and this year I'm pretty blessed to get to share my Valentine's Day with these fabulous folks below:

Hubby and I at last year's Marine Corps Ball

The Fam and I at the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor

My 3 gorgeous heartbeats at last year's Mother's Day celebration

My little sister and bestie Latoya. She's gonna be hanging out with me here in Hawaii for a WHOLE month. Yippee!! Isn't she gorgeous? It's in the genes. he he ;)

I hope you guys enjoy the ones you love on this special day and every day thereafter.

Happy Valentine's Day lovies!!

Ciao :)

Inspirational Mondays - "Love One Another"

Happy Valentine's Day Ohana!!

In honor of Valentine's Day I wanted to make sure I posted a message that was all about love. I hope you guys enjoy all the chocolates, gifts, cards, letters, etc that you'll be receiving as well as giving.

Let's not forget that the same effort we put into making sure our loved ones have a fabulous Valentine's Day is the same effort we should put in day in and day out. It's easier said than done, especially when our family's schedules can get hectic. Nevertheless, they're well worth the effort so even if it's a little note, text, email, sweet card or spending quality time, please make sure to make that special treat a priority for the ones you love.

With that said, this week's message is:

"Jesus, you said that of all the things we should do, loving is the most important. We love you Jesus. We love each other. Thank you for each person you have given us to love. When someone in this family is grumpy and ill-tempered, help our love to increase so we can overlook any wrongs. Help us to love each other every day. Amen"

"Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins." - 1 Peter 4:8 NIV

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope you all have a fabulous & lovely Valentine's Day.

Have a blessed and prosperous week. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Inspirational Mondays - "Watch Over Us"

We all know that it's important for us to turn to God not just for the things that we need or lack but for the simple things such as getting us through our day. The best way to get closer to God is to always talk to him and ask him to be with you at all times. Of course, he says he'll never forsake us but it's extremely important to "ask" him to be with you in "all" you do. He wants us to want him. He wants to know that we think highly enough of him that we can't go anywhere or do anything without turning to him.

I recently read the perfect prayer for my family and I to start our day and I thought it would be perfect to share with you all.

"Dear Heavenly Father, please go with each member of this family each day. Protect us as we go our separate ways. Watch over each soul. When we meet again, together we will praise and worship you and give thanks for your guidance and protection. Amen"

"May the Lord watch between you and me when we are absent one from another" - Genesis 31:49 NKIV

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and you're geared up for a fantastic week!

Happy Monday everyone!

Have a blessed and prosperous week. :)