Moments of Peace

By far, one of my favorite things to do is find a good park and just get lost in a book. Earlier this week I was studying three different books of the bible for Church of God Sacramento’s Vacation Bible School (which has been great). I believe in taking time, not just in the church environment, to seek His presence and wisdom in your life. It feels good to be intimate with my Father and grow in understanding more of His plans and love in my life. These moments of peace..

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
- Deuteronomy 31:8

To count the many times I have been failed by someone.. we would be here a while.. and I could live my life everyday reflecting on the pain it brings, me or has brought me at some point in my life.The disapointment I went through, the way it threw me off to some level that made my life difficult to live. Or at least it seemed that way. It seemed that after every disapointment I go through I would get caught and lost in a huge black cloud that prevented me from seeing past that moment, the hurt, the pain, past it all.. 
I know many of you can relate to moments like these! Even if we deny it, the truth is real and remains so long as we hold it in our hearts trying to dig it into some mysterious spot where it will all of a sudden become unreal. It sucks! And it’s ever so hard.. but here I am to share with you words of wisdom that come from the greatest word you can find. This verse is a remedy to the inflictions life and people may bring my way, because it reminds me that although I have been failed and left in a pit hole, my heavenly Father remains being truer than true and will NEVER fail me. If there are down times and I can’t get back up, I know it’s because I’m focusing on the issue at hand more than in my powerful and mighty God. I encourage and urge you to seek and trust in Him as well..

When I get discouraged and become afraid, I will turn to the Lord. I will find encouragement and feel safe because He loves me more than I could ever imagine and ever understand. The creator of my inmost being is unfailing even when everyone else may be. I trust in my God, but it needs to be in every moment, not just when its easy to do. In doing so, my heart and being will not shake in shaky moments life will bring. 
I am forever thankful and surrender to His love and direction!
Be blessed!

"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
- Deuteronomy 31:8

To count the many times I have been failed by someone.. we would be here a while.. and I could live my life everyday reflecting on the pain it brings, me or has brought me at some point in my life.The disapointment I went through, the way it threw me off to some level that made my life difficult to live. Or at least it seemed that way. It seemed that after every disapointment I go through I would get caught and lost in a huge black cloud that prevented me from seeing past that moment, the hurt, the pain, past it all..
I know many of you can relate to moments like these! Even if we deny it, the truth is real and remains so long as we hold it in our hearts trying to dig it into some mysterious spot where it will all of a sudden become unreal. It sucks! And it’s ever so hard.. but here I am to share with you words of wisdom that come from the greatest word you can find. This verse is a remedy to the inflictions life and people may bring my way, because it reminds me that although I have been failed and left in a pit hole, my heavenly Father remains being truer than true and will NEVER fail me. If there are down times and I can’t get back up, I know it’s because I’m focusing on the issue at hand more than in my powerful and mighty God. I encourage and urge you to seek and trust in Him as well..

When I get discouraged and become afraid, I will turn to the Lord. I will find encouragement and feel safe because He loves me more than I could ever imagine and ever understand. The creator of my inmost being is unfailing even when everyone else may be. I trust in my God, but it needs to be in every moment, not just when its easy to do. In doing so, my heart and being will not shake in shaky moments life will bring.
I am forever thankful and surrender to His love and direction!
Be blessed!

The Parable of the Two Son:


" What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’

"I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will sir,’ but he did not go.

Which of the two did what his father wanted?

"The first" they answered.

Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.”


This has got to be one of my favorite parables of the bible! Jesus is pouring out knowledge and understanding to people, knowledge and understanding that opens our minds to understand and live by.


A little bit about me and why this parable means so much to me:

I grew up in a home that confused me in the sense that I didn’t know how so much that was going on was wrong. Domestic violence, hate, fights, confusion on who God truly was and the personal relationship that I never heard of, what love was, what was right from wrong. I’m not going to say that I was a depressed child, because I wasn’t. I remember playing outside with my siblings and cousins, making bike ramps, lemonade stands, swings, chalk, parks, and much more. I had good times and memories that I will always cherish and be grateful for. But in all of that, I still found myself in an environment that the enemy played all the part in. I was too young to understand most of it at the time, but growing up I began to understand and sort of feel for those moments. Like I was being held back from becoming anyone in life. I began to understand how the environment I was living in wasn’t right.

This situation of mine caused me to seek love where it could not be found, to reach out and try to fit in instead of trying to figure out God’s purpose for my life. I made so many wrong decisions in life that has caused many consequences and has discouraged me to even seek His love because I felt so undeserving of His love and plans for my life.

I was held back from all that God had for me. My past was determining my future.. and I could not escape it..

The first time I heard this proverbs was during a service at my church from a brother who God has poured so much wisdom into. I couldn’t help but be in tears the entire service because I felt as though this message was directed towards me. It fit perfectly into my situation. For a while, when I began my walk with God, I had an ugly feeling inside of me. I knew I was forgiven and loved, but it was as though I tried to cover my mistakes instead of surrendering them to my Father so that I could truly be freed from all I had been through and all I had done. It was until that day that I fully understood that everything from my past did not have to determine where I was going to be and who I was going to be in my future, in my life, His plans for me. God is merciful and loving and just so true, He looked directly at my heart and knew that I truly was sorry and seeking to be forgiven because I didn’t want to be that person anymore and I wanted to shape my heart to be more like His. To reflect Him within me as best as I can, without all the negativity and dirt the enemy had directed me to live by.

That day I became free, I grew spiritually and was relieved. So Relieved!

My Lord is good, and His love endures forever. His mercy exists and will always be there to forgive and make you knew. That is what Jesus was sacrificed for, so that the covenant would be with our hearts!


If your heart is seeking to be made new, to be freed from your past, to change the direction of your life course; I warmly invite you to make a prayer with me and allow God to heal you more than you could possibly even think of. To free you from your past so that you can flourish into a new being, a new being that lives in freedom and lives by His will so that all things go great for you in life. He is greater than your problems, greater than your fears. He is beginning and end. A loving Father that seeks to do nothing less but love you and direct you to the paths of righteousness so that you live a long and prosperous life!

I have been made new, and now I know that my future is great. I may have started off making bad decision for all the reasons I had, decisions that left me even more empty than I was before. I choose my route in life that led me to a dead-end. But if I know one thing it’s that my life has changed and I am now living for God and finishing off strong in life with every decision and desire! I will continuously seek and serve Him for as long as my days are here on earth, and then afterwards with Him in heaven..

Be blessed!..

"The moments I spend with you are like no other. I mean I look at you and me, at us.. and I just honestly see no end. I don’t know how there ever was a me without you. I feel like I have met my partner, my other half, my older brother I never had, my everything God made for me and me only. My very own gift. What I love about you most is that through you I see proof of God’s love. You demonstrate that to me in every way. Through my strong and weak peaks of life, you encourage me and support me. Not just with your own strength, but with the strength God has given you. I couldn’t be more thankful for you baby. For everything you are and everything you are to me. I love you more than the stars"

When God says He has plans to prosper you and not to harm you, He is telling the truth I tell you. Take it from me. I’ve tried making my own route in life and following my own desires. I chased MY dreams and ignored all of God’s advice for me. I always thought I could ‘beat the system’ if you know what I mean. Like, just win having it my way or something. But in the end I was left broken and hurt. My heart was taken for granted and though I got some excitement or temporary cheer from it, it wasn’t what I wanted. It wasn’t good. It wasn’t real. It wasn’t for me…

God, however, does know what is for you. Each and every single one of you. He knows what is for me as well and he has gifted me with him; my Mattybear. A gentleman. The man of my dreams. Mr. Right. (You guys should see the smile on my face right now) :)

I am forever thankful, and though this is just a visit, I know one day I will have him by me every hour of the day

Goodnight peeps! It’s 12:11 and this young ladies got to get to bed, be blessed! :)

"Because of who You are I give you glory,

Because of who You are I give you praise..”

His love, His faithfulness, His simplicity and all He is is amazing.

My God is as true as can be and never fails, never falls short to His amazing name: Jehovah Jireh.

And I am not only referring to money, as many would think. There is much more that a human, such as myself, is in need of in life. Love, security, a purpose, salvation, yes even some material things like a home, enough to survive, clothes, loved ones and so much more. In each aspect of my life, God has been my provider. He never falls short of anything, in fact, I am the one that falls short at times. When things get tough I know my God wants me to turn to Him for help and rely only on Him, but at times, I try to find an easy way out and end up more lost than before.

You see, I can testify that God has been there for me through everything. everything.. He has never left me. Even when I was without work, even as a college student, coming from a family where I am a first-generation student and all. There have been moments where I don’t know whats going to happen next, but through a loved one, someone, or directly from Him; God has always been there to provide.

When times get tough; when you don’t know who to turn to; when you need something, anything:

Trust in God.

Pursue Him.

Proclaim His true name: Jehovah Jireh


He will never fail you, and will also never give you more than you can handle.

God bless everyone on this day and always ! And remember…


"God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive!"

-Psalms 54:4

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Back in 2007 I had the wonderful experience of having my first encounter with Christ. It wasn’t something people forced me to do, or something that I ever felt before. It was realer than real, truer than truth, greater than the greatest thing on earth. Ever since 2007, so much has happened ! At a certain point in life.. things were going really wrong (that story is for another day). But God was present and restored everything, my life and my family.
Tomorrow, March 8th-10, I will be serving at this retreat that I haven’t missed on since day one. I’ve been serving at these retreats for a while now, but each and every time it is a new experience. It’s refreshing and beautiful things happen. An anointing time with God, and I long for it !
If your in the area I definitely suggest you stop by for the weekend and have a life changing experience. &If you can’t, that’s okay. But I still encourage you to seek God someway! 
I’m looking forward to this weekend !
By world and hellooooo Jesus !(:


(if you have any questions or concerns, message us through the church page @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iglesia-de-Dios-de-Sacramento/191672094220399?ref=hl) Back in 2007 I had the wonderful experience of having my first encounter with Christ. It wasn’t something people forced me to do, or something that I ever felt before. It was realer than real, truer than truth, greater than the greatest thing on earth. Ever since 2007, so much has happened ! At a certain point in life.. things were going really wrong (that story is for another day). But God was present and restored everything, my life and my family.
Tomorrow, March 8th-10, I will be serving at this retreat that I haven’t missed on since day one. I’ve been serving at these retreats for a while now, but each and every time it is a new experience. It’s refreshing and beautiful things happen. An anointing time with God, and I long for it !
If your in the area I definitely suggest you stop by for the weekend and have a life changing experience. &If you can’t, that’s okay. But I still encourage you to seek God someway! 
I’m looking forward to this weekend !
By world and hellooooo Jesus !(:


(if you have any questions or concerns, message us through the church page @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iglesia-de-Dios-de-Sacramento/191672094220399?ref=hl)

Back in 2007 I had the wonderful experience of having my first encounter with Christ. It wasn’t something people forced me to do, or something that I ever felt before. It was realer than real, truer than truth, greater than the greatest thing on earth. Ever since 2007, so much has happened ! At a certain point in life.. things were going really wrong (that story is for another day). But God was present and restored everything, my life and my family.

Tomorrow, March 8th-10, I will be serving at this retreat that I haven’t missed on since day one. I’ve been serving at these retreats for a while now, but each and every time it is a new experience. It’s refreshing and beautiful things happen. An anointing time with God, and I long for it !

If your in the area I definitely suggest you stop by for the weekend and have a life changing experience. &If you can’t, that’s okay. But I still encourage you to seek God someway!

I’m looking forward to this weekend !

By world and hellooooo Jesus !(:

(if you have any questions or concerns, message us through the church page @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Iglesia-de-Dios-de-Sacramento/191672094220399?ref=hl)

March 2013.
At this point in my life, I feel blessed beyond words. School, love life, friends, family, and everything is so in place and just right. Not perfect, but just right. On top of that, I’m loving this beautiful California weather, though it has shifted to a breezy shower these past few days, but I’m excited for the Spring season to get here ! Anywho, that’s all I have for now folks :)
Be blessed ! March 2013.
At this point in my life, I feel blessed beyond words. School, love life, friends, family, and everything is so in place and just right. Not perfect, but just right. On top of that, I’m loving this beautiful California weather, though it has shifted to a breezy shower these past few days, but I’m excited for the Spring season to get here ! Anywho, that’s all I have for now folks :)
Be blessed ! March 2013.
At this point in my life, I feel blessed beyond words. School, love life, friends, family, and everything is so in place and just right. Not perfect, but just right. On top of that, I’m loving this beautiful California weather, though it has shifted to a breezy shower these past few days, but I’m excited for the Spring season to get here ! Anywho, that’s all I have for now folks :)
Be blessed !

March 2013.

At this point in my life, I feel blessed beyond words. School, love life, friends, family, and everything is so in place and just right. Not perfect, but just right. On top of that, I’m loving this beautiful California weather, though it has shifted to a breezy shower these past few days, but I’m excited for the Spring season to get here ! Anywho, that’s all I have for now folks :)

Be blessed !

"Hands full of lemon drops all disappear
All lips like children, the voices we hear
They’re all smiles, they’re all smiles, They’re all smiles

Bring through the sky, like a bicycle bell
Light up the stars with the story as we tell
We’re all smiles, we’re all smiles, we’re all smiles

Oh oh oh oh, I’ve never known it could be such fun, Darlin’
You oo oo oo, are a a are, you’re the only one, who can take me there

Light as the doves, through the tips of the trees
Tumble like stones till’ we’re torn at the knees
We’re all smiles, we’re all smiles, we’re all smiles

Oh oh oh oh, I’ve never known it could be such fun, Darlin’
You oo oo oo, are a a are, you’re the only one, who can take me there
Oh oh oh oh, I’ve never known it could be such fun, Darlin’
You oo oo oo, you really know how to shake me up

Na na na na na, na na na na na
Na na na na, na na na now
We’re all smiles, we’re all smiles, we’re all smiles

Na na na na na na
(Na na na na na na)
Na na na na na na
(Na na na na na na)
Na na na na na na
(Na na na na na na)
We’re all smiles

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
We’re all smiles”

Played 9 times.

Sitting down, enjoying some free time at work, thinking of a blog to post and I see a nice Panda Express fortune cookie paper taped on the desk.. a lot of them actually, but one in particular that caught my attention.

"Enjoy the fine things life has to offer and friends to share it with"

So far in life, I can truly say that enjoying the great things in this life are NOT the same when you can’t share it with friends.
I thank God everyday for the ones He has blessed me with, especially my lovely Karen. In my life I have made plenty of changes for the better and Karen pretty much stood with me through it. During a certain point in my early years of High School when I really needed to pull away from the environment I was in and the things I was doing, she stood by me and loved me for who I truly was. Somehow, Karen has always seen right through me, my inmost being. It’s scary actually, lol, but comforting to know that I’m loved and cared for that much. I could go on and on about all her great qualities; kind-heart, sweet, loving, more than funny, unique, beautiful beyond belief, and not quick to anger. My connection with her is just that, a connection. Nothing is forced, we just know how to be together and it makes perfect sense even when it doesn’t. Which leads me to the love of my life..

Though he is miles away, our love is like the tales as old as time, but true as it can be. Of course, I am referring to my one&only; Matthew Nicholas Flores. I first met this handsome man in December of 2011, and since then, well my life has never been the same. Just like with Karen, I feel that Matthew is proof of God’s amazing love. He is not just a gift, but my gift. My God given man. Though we are apart more than together, physically, because of the States we live in; I still can feel as though he is right next to me, always. “It makes perfect sense even when it doesn’t”. Matthew is far more than only just my boyfriend, but my best friend, my older brother I never had, my spiritual partner to grow with, backbone in life and everything.


Two people in my life I just cannot live without. Two people in my life that I have been blessed with to cherish moments in life that are great beyond words, and even those that are down and challenging. Of course my family and other friends play a big part in my life and I owe them a special shout out, you know who you are.

So peeps, live your life happily ! But also remember to share it with those loved ones God has blessed you with :)

Be blessed !

Galatians 5:1 

"For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery"

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As everyone already, or should already know; God intruduced me to the most amazing man last December. He has not changed only my relationship status, but my life. &Today I’m sharing a song he wrote for me. Love you more than words can say my Charm <3

"Stuck To You"

- Matthew Flores

Played 20 times.
No matter what she has and you don&#8217;t.
Thats her.. &amp; your you.
She got hers.. but you&#8217;ve also got yours..
Value and love yourself for who you are because there is no other like you. Don&#8217;t waist time trying to be a copy when your already and original.
Everyone is beautiful and made to be exactly the way they are; UNIQUE.

No matter what she has and you don’t.

Thats her.. & your you.

She got hers.. but you’ve also got yours..

Value and love yourself for who you are because there is no other like you. Don’t waist time trying to be a copy when your already and original.

Everyone is beautiful and made to be exactly the way they are; UNIQUE.

What Faith and Hope is about.

-Lilah .

To the few followers I do have I just wanna leave some links as to where you can find more of me and also my handsome-pants Matty : )

Thanks for the love !

My Twitter : http://twitter.com/lindalilah93

Matty’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/flizzyflo

My Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/lindalilah

Matty’s Facebook (Personal) : http://www.facebook.com/mattyflowerz

Matty’s Facebook (Music Page) :

http://www.facebook.com/mattyflowerz#!/pages/Matthew-Flores-aka-Flo/167626803325015

Tumblr (Faith) : http://lindalilahsfaith.tumblr.com

Tumblr (Love) : http://mattylala.tumblr.com

Matty’s Tumblr : http://flizzyflo.tumblr.com

College Life has now began

There will be ups..

There will be downs..

But over all..

There will be..

An AMAZING experience

: )

(Me and my great friend Kari in upper left picture)