The tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida this past week has gotten our attention. As if that news is not tragic enough there was also the murder of an up and coming rising star, Christina Grimmie, who was shot while signing autographs after a concert. Yesterday the news hits home again with a 2 year old boy tragically killed by an alligator at a Disney theme park with his mom and dad on vacation. The news has a way of reaching us wherever we are in the world, and if we’re not careful it will rob us of our JOY. I have experienced it myself this week. Listening to the commentators and news reporters share details and opinions does nothing to lift my spirits. In fact, most of the time if I tune in long enough it can cause me to have anxiety and fear. So I choose to turn it off and instead open the book with the GOOD NEWS.

It doesn’t take me long to read the words on the pages and experience a renewing of my mind. All of a sudden the anxiety and fear that was built up inside of me begins to fade and His peace washes over me. I remember that it is because of HIM that I walk in VICTORY. Jesus is the way, the truth and the LIFE. Do you believe this statement to be true? If you do then what are you doing to make sure others know Him? How are you reaching others with the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ?

FullSizeRender (78)I have a beautiful friend from my hometown of Mt. Pleasant, TX that I had the pleasure of meeting up with a few weeks ago. I loved every minute of my time with her. As we were getting ready to say our goodbyes she invited me to come to her car. She opened the back hatch and there was a suitcase that she began to unzip. To my surprise she started handing me four amazing t-shirts. She wanted me and my girls to have them. Boldly on the front it says Jesus is Life with John 14:6 written on the back. “I am the way and the truth and the LIFE.” She has started making simple yet bold shirts to share the GOOD NEWS! I was so excited I had to put it on immediately, and I couldn’t wait to get them back to my girls. I love this woman’s heart for Christ. She is sold out for Him, and she is reaching many for Him far and wide with her t-shirt ministry.

FullSizeRender (77)Last Friday the girls and I wore them as we helped deliver Meals on Wheels to our sweet friends on our route that we help with in the summer. I LOVE that every time we rang the doorbell they were greeted with the message that JESUS is LIFE. What if we took that message with us every day? What if it was more than words on a shirt, but it was seen in the smiles on our faces or the way we reach out to others in need. You guys, we have a deeply hurting world in need of the GOOD NEWS. Let’s share the message and bring HOPE to the least, the last and the lost. The victory is for ALL of us! It’s not a secret in how to obtain it, so let’s shout it to the roof tops and help others find their way to Him! He’s coming soon, and He wants to take all of us home!

“Thanks be to God! He gives us the VICTORY through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:57

Enjoy this beautiful version of “In Christ Alone” sang by the late Christina Grimmie. She was a believer and follower of Christ who is still reaching others for Him beyond the grave. The words to the song are beautiful and true!  Be blessed my friends!!!  #truth #gloryup #prayersforOrlando