I believe the greatest gift of all you can give to someone is forgiveness. It’s easier to talk about it than it is to actually do it, especially if the thing that the person did was horrible. I would like to believe that if you were able to forgive someone and truly forgive them and forget about whatever it was that they did to you, that you would live a more free and burdenless life. There are small things I should be able to forgive for, but it’s difficult to do so. I am working on those things right now in my life, but because I just say I forgive someone the burdens are still heavy on me and I can literally feel thing piling up on my shoulders. If we can learn to forgive and forget, I believe this world would be a much much better place to live. If you are able, why not try walking down that path and see where it leads you, try forgiving just one person to start off, and see where it goes. If it works and you find out that it really is freeing, then forgive another and than another. You can get all the money in the world, all the power in the world, and anything else you look at as being worth living for…but if you have unforgiveness on your heart, those things will either continue destroying you or won’t fill that hole.
I did this Walk For Hope last year and I’m doing it again to raise funds for Common Hope, check out my fundraising page or commonhope.org for more information on the organization, but they are helping Guatemalans get a quality education, something that they are succeeding at in a very very large way. I’m aiming for raising 2000.00 at a minimum this year, but I could use all the help I could get. Thank you VERY much ahead of time if you feel inclined to donate or else if you could share my page on your social media and with your friends/family, that would be very helpful as well!
Thanks for joining me as I attempt to change the world, one person at a time…
This world is going from bad to worse, the people have forgotten how to love, how to create peace and spread hope. Instead we find that hatred, greed, violence have grown more abundant and started overflowing. I really had hoped that we would come out of this pandemic closer, but the opposite has happened. May God bless us all…
I don’t write on this blog as much as I would like or as much as I maybe used to do. I want to remind you that you matter and that you are an awesome person. I hope that you are using your life to spread positive change instead of adding to all the negativity that surrounds us today. I feel like we are heading farther and farther into darkness instead of searching for the light. I’ve been cleaning my apartment lately and so hopefully more posts will come from my old writing notebooks and such. Keep your head held high and don’t forget that you can fly to the greatest of heights if you focus on the light…God bless…. just a quick note this time…
A number of years ago before I sponsored my first kid I signed up with Compassion International for their survival program. It was something I could do to help out and it wasn’t going to be to hard on my finances. Every so often they send me a photo of the month of a baby and mother who were helped out by the program and it warms my heart. It was created to help moms from the very beginning of the journey to deliver a healthy baby that would survive its first couple years and it begins helping the baby while its still in the womb. Thousands of babies have been born thanks to the wonderful work the survival program workers do.
We are usually so busy with life that it can be a blessing to have forced down time to refuel and do the things you usually can’t do when things are normal. Spend time enjoying your family, do those craft projects, FaceTime with friends, play some board or card games. Enjoy the simple things in life and stay healthy!
Soon I will be going back to Guatemala for the fourth time and I am so excited. We are going with a different group than we usually go with. This last year I was able to finally use my ministry fund money to buy a lot of stuff for the organization that we go down and help so I think this year will be even more awesome than previous years before this one. I want to thank you for reading this blog and taking the time to come to believers voyage to see what I have to say. I hope we can continue to grow together and you can continue to help me change the world, one person at a time… God bless and shine bright! I’m sure I’ll post some pictures and such as the Guatemala trip happens.
I honestly think this last year was the best, I’m sure I had some negative times in it and was angry during part of it, but I can only remember the great positive times I had this year! For my birthday, I got to go to Maryland for the first time to visit my best college friends ever (I literally do consider them family), I did not get a promotion I applied for at work but ended up doing the job for three months, got to tell a joke of the day to the people in my section I work for and make people laugh. It’s been a great time.
I am excited to see what 2020 brings and maybe it’ll bring me success in getting a house and maybe a girlfriend/wife 🙂 haha but I’m content with where I’m at right now I think.
Thank you all who follow this blog still even though I don’t often post on it anymore. I am sorry I don’t know how those bloggers who get paid do it, I am just not that interesting and don’t have that much interesting things to write about. I did write a book recently and will try to add segments of it here though so you have something to read. Plus, I want to add more sections to the book which means I want to start uploading more blog posts about different topics and life lessons I have learned and am continuing to learn, so any ideas would be helpful!! 🙂 God bless and smile bright!!
Towards the end of last year, my aunt had passed away due to a disease called “HHT” (learn more about this from curehht.org) and so our family has been busy getting checked out ourselves (it’s hereditary). It’s depressing for me because of the fact that this thing that we learned we could have within us could possibly kill us in a moments notice.
I took on ordering supplies and doing the schedule at my part-time job, luckily we have a new lead to do the ordering supplies, but I’ve continued doing the scheduling. Since the company is pulling the purse strings tighter, we have been cut in hours across the board for Hospitality, so I’ve cut myself back to 4 hours a week. This is good in one instance because it allows me to keep my apartment clean, do more videos for my youtube show and maybe even post on here more often.
I switched back to my alma mater for my full-time job and it’s been hard going as good as I used to as a part-timer. But I’m still kicking!!