The Cross.. ✝

"The cross not only gives hope for eternity. The cross also gives power to the here and now. At the foot of the cross, perfect love is poured out. At the foot of the cross, forgiveness is available in abundance. At the foot of the cross, grace is generously given. At the foot of the cross, the weak are made strong. At the foot of the cross, death is conquered. At the foot of the cross, lasting peace is found. At the foot of the cross, there is freedom and new life. At the foot of the cross, I can lay down the here and now, knowing that I can trust the One who has already done the work for me. Jesus, I trust you in the here and now. Take me back to the foot of the cross."

He always takes care of His children!♥


Yesterday, after church I stopped  the store &  my bank card got declined. I wasn’t sure why because I have money in my account, I even my checked  account to make sure my paycheck was deposited the day before & it was in there; I just didn’t access too it. I called first thing this morning & they that someone request a new card, so it canceled my current card! I didn’t make the request - so they froze my account & cancel all the cards linked  it. They issued me a new card with new numbers and they said I would get my new card in 5 to 7 days but they had to send it to the Hermitage address & my mother then will have to send it me which means I wouldn’t have my card for almost 2 weeks. 

I looked in my wallet & realized I only $13 cash to me til received my card.  I was going to be upset but then I was like “nah God has my back..” & I went on with day but not even 10 minutes later the doorbell rang. It was the postman & he had a package for me. It was from my friends from home, Rob & Elizabeth. It included a photo book, stuff for the ministry & my preK class, a few odds and ends & then a card. In the card was $80.. they wrote a littel in there saying how they save money over Easter for lent and choose send it to me, with hopes I could use it — I cried.

Listen, God had that package delivered at the perfect time. He knew about my bank card & not having any money for this upcoming week or so…
He is good, He beyond good.

He always takes care of His children.

He is my provider.

♥ \0/ ♥

I miss home.. & today I missed home a lot. I wanted to be home to spend Easter with my family, my friends and my church. 

However, I have a wonderful church here to go too & when I walk through the doors there, I am always welcomed with open arms and it gives me a sense of being at home. 

On Friday at 7pm, we started a prayer vigil - it ended on Saturday morning at 7am. 

I am thankful for my MBC family & friends, it is my home away from home. I am thankful that MBC is a bible preaching, praying, Christ centered church. I am thankful that they are covering not only me in prayer but my family and friends at home in prayer as well. I am thankful that I got to spend most of my night with them - in prayer, worship and fellowship.

I miss home.. & today I missed home a lot. I wanted to be home to spend Easter with my family, my friends and my church.

However, I have a wonderful church here to go too & when I walk through the doors there, I am always welcomed with open arms and it gives me a sense of being at home.

On Friday at 7pm, we started a prayer vigil - it ended on Saturday morning at 7am.

I am thankful for my MBC family & friends, it is my home away from home. I am thankful that MBC is a bible preaching, praying, Christ centered church. I am thankful that they are covering not only me in prayer but my family and friends at home in prayer as well. I am thankful that I got to spend most of my night with them - in prayer, worship and fellowship.

This is Devoe Park, it’s located on Fordham Road in the Bronx. Every summer, with Priority 1 Ministries we have a bible club there, typically we have about 20-30 kids. 

The other day, I was in the school office turning in my application for a substitute preK teacher aide. The secretary noticed my home address was in Hermitage, Pennsylvania & she asked me what brought me here to NYC. I began to tell her about my involvement with Priority 1 Ministries & she said “oh yes, I heard of them!” I assumed she heard of the ministry because of Operation Exodus & how we have groups there at times, however I was wrong. She began to tell me how she seen Priority 1 Ministries in the Devoe Park during the summer teaching a bible club & that every summer her & her husband tries to come over for it! 


70 days til Priority 1 Ministries summer begins!
Bible Clubs. Teams. Prayer Walks. Love Kitchen.. & so much more!!

This is Devoe Park, it’s located on Fordham Road in the Bronx. Every summer, with Priority 1 Ministries we have a bible club there, typically we have about 20-30 kids.

The other day, I was in the school office turning in my application for a substitute preK teacher aide. The secretary noticed my home address was in Hermitage, Pennsylvania & she asked me what brought me here to NYC. I began to tell her about my involvement with Priority 1 Ministries & she said “oh yes, I heard of them!” I assumed she heard of the ministry because of Operation Exodus & how we have groups there at times, however I was wrong. She began to tell me how she seen Priority 1 Ministries in the Devoe Park during the summer teaching a bible club & that every summer her & her husband tries to come over for it!


70 days til Priority 1 Ministries summer begins!
Bible Clubs. Teams. Prayer Walks. Love Kitchen.. & so much more!!

Last week, in preK we focused on the story of when Jesus calmed the storm. We read it a few times, made a craft, played a game, acted the story out & discussed the story on numerous occasions.

On Friday, I asked my kids to draw any picture they wanted from the story & after they were done, they had to tell me about it and I would write it down for them.

I am a proud teacher, preK constantly blows me away with all that they do!

On March 2nd, I decided to take part in a prayer challenge. Everyday, I focus on praying for someone. I prayed going into this, asking that God would lay people on my heart to pray for. I then wrote names on a note card & each day, I choose a new card. I will message them that particular day, letting them know I will be covering them in prayer throughout the day - I also ask for any prayer request that they may have. 

Going into this, I wasn’t really sure how people would respond. Some of the people that were laid on my heart to pray for – I haven’t spoken with in quite some time & some I talk too on a daily basis. I have received mixed responses; there has been days where people wouldn’t respond at all but I think that just motivated me to pray a little more & a little harder for them. Then, I had the complete opposite on other days. Some respond with such thanks & appreciation! They would send request throughout the day, even in the days to follow request still came. I have also had people message me back, asking if they could take part in the prayer challenge as well! & that makes it so worth it!


When I decided to take part in this challenge, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have – not just on the people I was praying for but also on my life. God has been laying scripture on my heart to share with others throughout this challenge. 

God is faithful, I know He hears every single prayer of mine; the prayers that are spoken & unspoken. Prayer changes things! I have been constantly reminded that there is power in prayer!


11 days down, 29 more to go!

On March 2nd, I decided to take part in a prayer challenge. Everyday, I focus on praying for someone. I prayed going into this, asking that God would lay people on my heart to pray for. I then wrote names on a note card & each day, I choose a new card. I will message them that particular day, letting them know I will be covering them in prayer throughout the day - I also ask for any prayer request that they may have.

Going into this, I wasn’t really sure how people would respond. Some of the people that were laid on my heart to pray for – I haven’t spoken with in quite some time & some I talk too on a daily basis. I have received mixed responses; there has been days where people wouldn’t respond at all but I think that just motivated me to pray a little more & a little harder for them. Then, I had the complete opposite on other days. Some respond with such thanks & appreciation! They would send request throughout the day, even in the days to follow request still came. I have also had people message me back, asking if they could take part in the prayer challenge as well! & that makes it so worth it!


When I decided to take part in this challenge, I had no idea how much of an impact it would have – not just on the people I was praying for but also on my life. God has been laying scripture on my heart to share with others throughout this challenge.

God is faithful, I know He hears every single prayer of mine; the prayers that are spoken & unspoken. Prayer changes things! I have been constantly reminded that there is power in prayer!


11 days down, 29 more to go!

Let’s start off by saying, I LOVE MY JOB!

I said “Lucas you have to put your name on the paper..” & he responded “I just don’t remember how some of the letters go!” and before I could say anything else.. Gabby said “Lucas you tell me the letters & I’ll help you write them!” 

The support and encouragement that they show one another is remarkable! They definitely are an example of God’s love. Whether it’s helping someone write their name, cheering them on during a game of duck duck goose or congratulating a classmate for leading  prayer during praise & worship - they constantly lift one another up!


I truly do adore my kids! Yes at times we might get a little crazy & we may talk a little more than other classes during assembly but they are my talkative crazy class & I wouldn’t trade them for the world! We are our own little family in preK(:

Let’s start off by saying, I LOVE MY JOB!

I said “Lucas you have to put your name on the paper..” & he responded “I just don’t remember how some of the letters go!” and before I could say anything else.. Gabby said “Lucas you tell me the letters & I’ll help you write them!”

The support and encouragement that they show one another is remarkable! They definitely are an example of God’s love. Whether it’s helping someone write their name, cheering them on during a game of duck duck goose or congratulating a classmate for leading prayer during praise & worship - they constantly lift one another up!


I truly do adore my kids! Yes at times we might get a little crazy & we may talk a little more than other classes during assembly but they are my talkative crazy class & I wouldn’t trade them for the world! We are our own little family in preK(: