Hey everyone!! This is Christina!! You really had no idea, right?! I pray that you have all had the chance to renew and refresh your spirit, soul and mind! Itâ€™s so important to do that often with the Lord. It gives us a new wanting in our soul to walk closer with the Lord!
So we are moving into our summer seasonâ€¦and I am so extremely excited about that! I love summer, the hot weather and the sun! This season that we are about to begin is such a strong season for family time. Itâ€™s time to have our awesome bbqâ€™s again, along with hanging out with the people we truly love and who are so very important to us!
There has been so many devastating life-changing events occur in our world lately that it just reminds me that every day God gives us is a gift and a true Blessing. We get so busy and caught up in the everyday life situations and everyday tasks that sometimes we forget how Blessed we really are. My word the month is â€˜worryâ€™. I will admit to all of you that I worry a lot. I worry so much more than I should. God tells us not to worry and to give all our burdens to Him. It sounds simple, but for me itâ€™s a little more difficult. Iâ€™m always trying to make everything alright and make sure everyone is taken care of. If something is out of the ordinary, I am worrying about it. My inner mind tells me to just fix it! I have to then remember that I am only human. I have to remember that I canâ€™t â€˜fixâ€™ people. Itâ€™s been a difficult task for me to realize all that, but Iâ€™m finally starting to get it! People have to want to help themselves first before anything else can be done. The only thing that I can do is pray for them. God knows the desires of our hearts. We have to be faithful to God and put our trust in Him. I trust the Lord, but my human flesh just automatically takes over sometimes and then I find myself saying â€œwhy didnâ€™t I just give it to God?!â€
As most of you know, my Cayden has severe allergy and sinus conditions. As a mother, I always think that I can just make him all better! Of course my love helps him, but I canâ€™t take all his sickness away. What I can do for him is prayâ€¦prayâ€¦pray!! All of you can do the same thing no matter what it is youâ€™re going through! God hears our prayersâ€¦God hears our cries! HE wants us to come to Him in our times of need and in our times of praise! God doesnâ€™t want us to spend our days worrying about everything; instead HE wants us to lay our burdens upon Him. God will take care of our needs! We might not always understand why something has happened but we are not supposed to understand. We are just supposed to put our trust in the Lord and know that HE will always prevail! We will always come out victorious if we allow the Lord to lead and guide us! So next time your mind starts racing with how you can fix somethingâ€¦give it to God!! You will be amazed at how good you feel!
With that said, sometimes it takes seeing someone else go through something for us to say â€˜wow, I need to slow down just a bitâ€™. When I heard about Bret Michaels and his health situation, my heart was saddened. Bret is an amazing artist, so creative, so strong and so caring. Sometimes when we think of Bret, we think of him as that rebellious lead singer for the rock group Poison and not an â€˜individualâ€™. The interview he did with Oprah truly explained what a caring, loving person he truly is. Bret made it clear that he knows he has been given a second chance in this life and the interview brought tears to my eyes. Iâ€™m so glad he decided to do the interview because it allows us to see the other side of Bret. When I watched the interview, it reminded me that we are not promised tomorrow. Only God knows when our last day on earth is. What God did promise is that HE would never leave us nor forsake us, but that HE would be with us until the end! Now that is something to shout about! Those are powerful words and words that can bring us peace!
In my article from last month, I gave a little insight on how important it is to let those special people in your life know how much you truly love them and I still feel so strong about that! Sometimes that second chance is what you have needed! I can tell you all that from my own experience because it has really helped me grow as a person!
I pray you all have a wonderful start to this summer! Give God all the glory and all the praise through it all! It doesnâ€™t matter what you are going through, God knows and His grace is sufficient for each one of us!!
â€œCommit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.â€
When I was a little girl, I had a pink and white bedroom set that had bedposts and I would use the posts as my microphone and sing for my brother; he was my first audience! I took piano lessons for years (thank you mother!) and totally enjoyed it. I look back now and it is amazing to see that even then, the Lord was preparing me. Growing up in a Christian home, I was blessed to have a mother who prayed for me every day. We were in church every time the doors were open and would sing our hearts out. I know that somebody did some praying for me and it was my mother; my prayer warrior.
I have a very handsome, talented, smart and totally amazing son, Cayden. He is nine years old and my little man! He is a merit student at school (he has been throughout his entire school days)! Cayden takes piano lessons weekly, along with voice lessons. He is my little angel from heaven! Cayden is totally cool and is following in my musical footsteps not to mention he has the biggest heart and is such a little caretaker! I have an awesome mother, who is my angel here on earth and I love her so very much! I have one brother, Daniel, who lives in South Dakota with his two little girls that I miss so much! God has continued to bless me throughout my days here on earth and what a journey!
I spent a few years singing with my parents at different churches and it was an awesome experience. I started to learn so much more about what it truly meant to sing for the Lord! After that, I took my own paths (some of which should have been less traveled), but my mother never stopped praying for me! I always knew the Lord had a purpose for me; that my calling was with Him, but I had to be patient.
I sang with another group that still included my parents for a few years and we had the opportunity to record and have our own cd projects. I am very grateful for that experience.
Since then God has given me the opportunity to move forward with my own music ministry along with my writing ministry. My son Cayden is also singing with me, along with singing on his own and playing the piano! I am Blessed beyond measure to have the opportunity to sing with my son and to have him be such an amazing piano player. I am very grateful to the Lord for giving me the gifts and talents that I have so I can share them with others and spread tHis Gospel through my music and writing!
Interesting facts about Christina (thatâ€™s me!)
Favorite Colors: Black, Pink, Red (yesâ€¦3â€¦I couldnâ€™t pick just 1!)
Favorite Foods: Lobster, Pasta, Shrimp, Chicken
Favorite Bible Verse (s): Luke 23:33 and 23:33-43 (The Seven Last Sayings of Christ)
Favorite song(s): Still Holdinâ€™ On and Through The Fire by Jason Crabb IF That Isnâ€™t Love by Elvis and Iâ€™ve Got Confidence by Elvis (this is a very old song about Job)!
Hobbies: Playing piano, singing, writing, helping others, antiques, learning cool facts with my son about music composers, reading and playing piano with my nine year old son! He is so amazing on the piano! I also love to watch my son cook and bakeâ€¦he is such a little chef! My Cayden and I are total fashion gurus! Oh and did I mention that I totally love to shop?!! Okâ€¦like none of you knew that!!