Wednesday, February 9, 2011

To think about...

We're learning this new song to sing at Oasis this weekend. One of the lines reads "I'm running after you." As I'm seating here, I can't help to think how in order for us to run after something we actually have to leave something or some things behind and how, if we want to get somewhere, we have to be OK with that.
What does that look like in life, Pris? Well, those things could be our past hurts, our bad habits, our doubts, fears, broken dreams, disappointments, mistakes...the list goes on. So much could hold us back. So much could keep us stuck or walking slow, because we can't seem to find a way to let go.
Bottom line is, we can't get to a new place if we don't leave the old place behind. Make sense?

Just sharing...


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Perfection....Not a requirement

"No body's perfect!", I can't count the times I've heard or said this phrase as I can imagine you have too. Funny thing is I often find myself trying to be. It's like my brain knows this truth, the fact that we are all human and prompt to make mistakes, but I'm constantly competing against that.
I wonder, what if they see that I don't have it all together? They probably do. What if I disappoint them? I probably have. What if they stop loving me? Truth is, they probably wont.

In the past year, I've experienced one of the most amazing gifts anyone could ever posses...Community. I've been surrounded by God loving people who know what love is all about. I've seen acceptance, I've seen selflessness, patience, mercy and grace. And, though I often struggle when I know that my flaws are extremely evident, I'm constantly reminded of God's unconditional love through the love and acceptance I see and receive from my community.

I'm encouraged to be the best Pris I can be. I'm encouraged to treat others with love and respect, as I would also want to be treated. I'm encouraged to put my very best into everything I do and I hope you are too. Let's also be encouraged in knowing that we are loved just as we are and that to God and to those who truly love us, perfection is not a requirement. That sure makes me happy...


Monday, April 19, 2010

Sharing what I'm digging...

Right now, these are the books I'm digging:

The Purity Principle - by Randy Alcorn
I'm learning how to choose wisely.
Life changing!

The Maker's Diet - by Jordan S. Rubin
I'm learning how to eat what does me well and not what could potentially destroy my health. Life changing!

Financial Peace - by Dave Ramsey
I'm learning how to be responsible with my finances.
Life changing!

Leading on Empty - by Wayne Cordeiro
I'm learning about the importance of prioritizing and protecting what keeps my cup overflowing.
Life changing!

The Bible - by God
I'm just constantly learning and my life is constantly changing...for the better!

These are my picks. Which books are you digging?

Thursday, March 11, 2010


I would be writing all night if I was to list all the ways in which God has proven Himself faithful in this journey I call life. I wont name them, not tonight, but I will say that there are many. God never ceases to amaze me...I love Him!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Moving forward...a daily choice

I face it every morning. Some days, the choice is easy to make and the past seems to have lost its power over me. Other days, the battle is greater, the past is more present and the walk is much slower, but He remains faithful. He reminds me that He makes all things new.
Nothing better than holding on to His promises, relying on His strength, trusting in His plan, resting in His peace and dwelling in His love to help you to keep moving...

I'm not going back
I'm moving ahead
I'm here to declare to you
my past in over
In you
All things are made new
Surrender my life to Christ
I'm moving, moving forward

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Can't believe it, but this coming Saturday will be one year since I moved to LA. The crazy thing is not the twelve months that have gone by so quickly, but the amazing things that God has done in those twelve months, proving that our obedience to His voice is always the right choice.

James 1:3-4
"For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing"

When the word of God states "perfect and complete, needing nothing" it's referring to more than just material things. I believe it refers to a level of fulfillment and contentment that goes beyond the circumstances we might be facing. I believe and have experienced that the only way to find complete fulfillment, the only way to get to a place of contentment is surrendering my life to God's purpose and living entirely in His will. Whatever that takes, it's worth it.

There are many things I want and deeply desire, but my heart is content even without them. What a great place to be...He leads, I follow.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


"God, my steps are ordained by you." This one thought is constantly on my mind as I think of this wonderful journey we call life. Since I was a little girl, His hand has been present in an undeniable way saving me from death, healing my body, keeping me from accidents, providing for my needs, closing some doors and opening others, telling me "no" when everyone else around me has been telling me "yes" and telling me "go" when everyone and even my own feelings have been telling me "stay". He has protected me, protected my heart with a tenderness that's even hard to explain. It's just so obvious...He loves me. He loves me and has my life planed out, since before I was born. He knows every tear I've cried, because He's been right there, by my side. He knows every dream that dwells in my heart, because He planted each one of them there. He tells me I can and expects me to succeed. He has brought me here, to this right now when my heart has no regrets and my hope is entirely placed in Him and His perfect plan.

God, my steps are ordained by you...and I wouldn't want it any other way. You love me so well!