Monday, September 9, 2019


  1. 1. 
    complete trust or confidence in someone or something.

Hey, Y’all. Our church services the past 2 weeks have been awesome! Last Sunday, when our pastor said this phrase to us, a memory immediately flooded into my mind.

My uncle, whom we just lost, always had such an impact on my life. From the first time I met him. One of my first memories of him was him saying to me, “Fall back and I’ll catch you!” Well, if you know me, you KNOW what a cautious person I am. I’ve always been that way. Careful. At first, I wouldn’t do it… I’d say, “No… “ but he kept on… “Come on! I PROMISE I’ll catch you! I won’t let you fall!” And finally, I guess I believed it enough and finally said “…okay.” I DID IT! And he caught me! I ended up having so much fun that I’m pretty sure he was sorry he started it. I did it ALL. THE. TIME! 😂

I don’t know if it was his intent or not, but this built my trust in my uncle. Trust is an issue with me. It goes along with me being a cautious person. But you know who is one person that I never doubted in my entire LIFE? You guessed it — my uncle! He proved himself at the very beginning of our relationship. From that very young girl to the woman I am today I always knew I could trust him. And I was right.

God is just like that. And this is what He wants of us. He wants our unconditional, uninhibited trust! He wants us to fall back and let Him catch us! He wants us to trust Him with everything in our lives. That doesn’t mean that just because we believe and have faith that God will do a thing, that He automatically will. We did lose my uncle and we prayed like crazy with faith and trust for God to heal him. It didn’t cause me or my family to lose our trust in God. We realize, in our faith, that God knows best and does best.

First, He wants your trust to become your Savior. And then He wants your trust to be in your life. Always.

Photo property of: Crossroads Grace Church, Manteca, CA

Saturday, August 3, 2019


Sadly, at the end of July we lost my uncle. Such a loved and dear man. There are so many things about Uncle George to love: his joy (you can see it in his face!), his love for people, his Godly life, his service to others, his big laugh, his kindness... I could go on and on.

He came into our family in the early 1970's. I was a young kid and the only grandchild on this side of my family. Well, needless-to-say, he doted on me. And I LOVED IT! Most of my family did, as well, but it was neat to have a new person who loved me and played games with me tirelessly!

Uncle George was one of the best men I've ever known. He was patient, kind, considerate, a servant, honest, true to his beliefs and he loved his family and lived for God and them.

I am sad not to be able to attend his funeral, but I know he would understand. Yeah... he was understanding too. He didn't get offended by things most of us would. There are many lessons to be learned by looking back at his life and I hope that I continue to do that. My main goal is to be like Jesus, more and more all the time. But many of the things in Uncle George's life WERE like Jesus.

I know he knows I love him. And I'll continue to miss him until I see him again. ♥️♥️


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