Captain of My Soul

Photograph by: Ana Barajas Imagine bargaining with the devil. He will use every argument to make you believe you belong to him. He will say you are worthless and hopeless. He has the power to convince you to take your life away. Some do. Some people hand over their souls. It may be through drug addictions, pornography, sexual abuse, or contemplating suicide. Then, that is their end. They have made the devil the captain of their soul. Don’t bargain with Satan! He will convince you to make him your captain. Everyday Satan will attempt to speak with you. Don’t! Imagine that in Satan’s attempt to bargain with you, you call […]

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The Purpose for Your Life

Jesus had a purpose for what He was born; to come and teach us His ways, so we could have forgiveness from the Father for our sin, and to resurrect so that we could have eternal life. But, Satan tempted Jesus with an offer that seemed grand and glorious. Satan offered Jesus riches and power if He would worship him. He placed all the kingdoms of the world on silver platter for Jesus to take. Did Jesus have the characteristics and skills to rule the kingdoms of the world. Of course He did! He was wise, intellectual, and could perform many miracles, He was the Son of God. Satan knew […]

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The Life I Did Not Choose

If it were up to me, right now I would be married, desperately in love, but my marriage would probably be a total disaster. I would either be a marginalized wife or a wife whose husband cheats on her. I would be emotionally damaged and spiritually dead. I am soooooo glad I did not get to choose. Instead, I was obedient to the voice of God and rejected those possibilities. Looking back into my life, I see God’s amazing intervention and how the Holy Spirit spoke truth about obedience in my life. When I was a teenage mother, I could have chosen to runaway to Tennessee with the wrong guy […]

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My Lioness

Hey there, you who stands tall and proud. The one who does not fear, but confronts anything that comes her way. Many fear you for your physical and mental strength. Your presence rebukes your heaters and No one dears lift a finger against you. The day you come to Christ the devil himself will tremble with fear! You are a powerful woman, you are a lioness. You are the woman Jesus has created: One who does not bend before any one. Photograph by Perla Barajas One who stands firm on her believes, even if they do not yet match with God’s plans and statues. You are the one God created: The […]

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Last Night

Last night I wept. My mind, my spirit, and my entire being was broken in the presence of God; primarily because I was angry at Him and secondly because I felt defenseless. My entire world almost crumbled before me and I did not know where to hide. This is a problem. Why did I not think of coming to Jesus and exposing my dilemma before Him? I let my mind and human nature consume me instead of coming to the King. Anyone would think that by now I should go to the Lord first thing, that this would be my first instinctive thought. Yes! They would be correct since I profess […]

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Set Me Free from Bondage

Lord, set me free! Release me from the oppressions of this age; From fear of poverty, From greed, From personal desires. I don’t want to chase after scattered wind. Photograph by: Ana Barajas Set me free oh Lord! Release me from bondages and strongholds; From hating the people who have hurt me, From myself, From vanity, From passions within me. Jesus set me free from temptations, From the pains that still remain in me. Set me free Jesus From the unforgotten rape and the unforgotten little girl that sat in darkness. Set me free Lord! Set me free from the tyranny of this age. Set me free from this corrupted […]

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Thank You…Beyond Thanksgiving Day

Today, is the day after Thanksgiving Day. Are you still grateful? I am. While some people are fearful to the universe or to another sourse, I am grateful to God the creator. The first name He uses to indroduce Himself to His people, the Jews is I AM (Ex. 3:14). Indeed he is the Great I AM. Therefore, I continue to be grateful to Him beyond Thanksgiving Day; He was, He is, and will be for all eternity: Photograph by: Ana Barajas Thank you Abba for the air that I breath. Thank you Father for my eyes, Thank you because I can see the colors of the trees; They are […]

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New Year Resolution

I know, your new year resolution is to lose weight and make more money right? That’s good, but I really hope that’s not all you are hoping for. I pray that your greatest resolution for this new year I s to obtain yours and your family’s salvation. God promises that if you seek the Kingdom of God first all else will be added onto your life (Matthew 6:33). After you have obtained salvation from the Lord by submitting your will to His and by believing in Him by being obedient to His perfect will, then pray for your family members and pray so He gives you the vision and plans […]

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Building Trust Between the Police and the People: A Community Initiative

Lately, police-community relationships have been deteriorating and racial propaganda has further deconstructed the trust between the police and the community across our nation, which is horrific because these relationships are necessary. Why is it necessary to rebuilt trust between the people and the police? It is important because we need strong communities and without these relationships, tension builds between the two parties causing unsafe communities. When crimes occur and the people do not trust the local police, people are less likely to cooperate in solving a crime, thus allowing for more crime to develop in that community. How do we eliminate mistrust between the community and the local police? Chaplain […]

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