Easter — The One & Only Focus

As Christians, our challenge is to live by the Word of God, everyday, every minute of our lives, and glorify God in all we do. Easter is only one of many celebrations called “Christian” which includes many non-Christian (pagan too) ideas. Whatever justification you have to teach your children about the bunny and *not* about the resurrection of our Lord Jesus is not really the point–not if you are a believer in Jesus Christ, that is. Now, if you are teaching both, but making a difference between the two, which is real, which is not, kudos to you, mama!

At any rate, please take the time to seek resources to remind yourself of one of THE most important events in our Lord’s life, namely His coming back to life, and what that entails for our own walk with Him!

This following audio is one of my favorites dealing with the Resurrection of our Lord.  Please take a listen to it, and share it with your hubby, your little ones and friends, it’s the amazing and well-known piece It’s Friday, But Sunday’s Coming by S.M. Lockridge.  Click here to listen.

Be blessed by our amazing God,


Firmly secured believers in Christ


Our Hope in Christ as described throughout the Scriptures (old and new testaments, and no additions!) is our anchor in these evil times–Him, His existence, humanity, divine revelation. Nothing else, nothing more!  May we give the Scriptures the relevance they have in our spiritual walk, but remember too that the devil uses Scriptures to deceive the elect! Christ is our anchor!

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. Now as Jannes and Jambres resisted Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, disapproved concerning the faith; but they will progress no further, for their folly will be manifest to all, as theirs also was.
But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2nd letter of the apostle Paul to Timothy, Chapter 3, verses 1-17

What is Hospitality Anyway?

Image credit:  The Every Day Home Blog

Image credit: The Every Day Home Blog

I run into this quote today and thought that it deserved a special place in my blog, as a reminder to myself to always be hospitable–whether ready or not (whatever “ready” means for me). Romans 12:13 says, “When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.” Thus, the perspective is personal, not regarding the state of our homes but rather the state of mind in which we are. We are to ready and willing to welcome others in our homes. Every Christian household should–without question.

Rev. Jack King, the author of the quote, writes a superb article on opening the doors of our homes, in what he calls a “scruffy hospitality” in this link. Enlightening! It deserves a couple minutes of your attention, ladies!

El Pentecostalismo vs el cristianismo pentecostal


“El pentecostalismo, casi sin notarlo, ha abolido al cristianismo pentecostal. Lo que se debe hacer, si algo pudiese hacerse, es volver a introducir el cristianismo pentecostal en el pentecostalismo” (Luis Aránguiz).

Así se inicia un excelente artículo que llegó a mis manos hoy y que quiero compartirles para que ustedes lean con un corazón humilde que recibe la enseñanza bíblica, incluso cuando nos parece que dicha enseñanza rompe el molde. ¿Por qué? Porque las Escrituras han sido, son y siempre serán la verdad infalible de Dios, no así nuestras enseñanzas de hombre que muchas veces toman carácter de verdad.

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10 Personalidades que no tienen lugar en el matrimonio cristiano


Esta es una traducción de 10 Personalities That Have No Place in Christian Marriage, publicación escrita por el pastor Jason Helopoulos, para bendición de los matrimonios cristianos, en The Gospel Coalition.  Traducido con permiso.


“Mi amada y yo hemos estado casados 16 años, y hemos aprendido mucho en estos años juntos. Tuvimos un principio rocoso que se ha convertido en una unión dulce y gloriosa, y rara vez pasa un día sin que dé gracias a Dios por mi esposa. Nuestro matrimonio no es perfecto, porque ninguno de nosotros en este matrimonio es perfecto (aunque ella está sin duda más cerca de la perfección que yo), pero puedo decir que por la gracia y misericordia de Dios tenemos un buen matrimonio. Hemos aprendido diferentes lecciones en los últimos dieciséis años: algunas fueron más dolorosas de aprender que otras, y algunas son lecciones necesarias para seguir creciendo. Muchos de quienes leen este blog han estado casados mucho más tiempo que nosotros, y sin duda, tienen más sabiduría que ofrecer sobre este tema, así que agradezco sus comentarios. Como pastor que he asesorado a muchas parejas, y un veterano de 16 años de matrimonio, he encontrado que estas diez personalidades no tienen cabida en el matrimonio cristiano:

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Bridging the Gap Between Muslims and Christians

Today I was blessed by a teaching that relates to one of my last prayers to the Lord. In light of the recent events by radical Muslim terrorism in Paris–and before that in Beirut, among many other attacks in the world by violent “Muslim” fighters–I had seen my heart grow weary, afraid and unloving toward the Muslim community at large. So some days ago I started praying to the Lord that He would help me love them instead, as He taught us to love even our enemies and to pray for them. I noticed a gradual shift away from fear and rejection afterwards!  As a bonus from Him, today I came accross this teaching I am sharing below, about how to reach the Muslim community for Christ.  I know this comes from the Lord.  And now I know that He is able to transform my fear into courage for the glory of His name.  I know too that He is aware that I desired to have the proper knowledge and understanding to approach Muslims without fear and without reservation–that they may know grace and love too, and peace that surpasses all understanding that results from knowing and receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Continue reading →

Contra el Mundo… Siempre

do-not-conformEl sábado pasado desperté con una serie de pensamientos sobre la Iglesia de Cristo, acompañados de la urgencia especial de escribirlos, así que me levanté y me senté frente a mi computador. Después de dos días, releo y depuro estos pensamientos, pidiendo al Señor no añadir ninguna idea mía propia sino solo lo que Él me da.  Creo firmemente que el Espíritu del Señor puso estos pensamientos en mi corazón para la hermandad que acceda a este escrito; quién sabe si Ud. es la persona que Dios usará para compartir esta verdad sobre la Iglesia de la cual Ud. forma parte. Continue reading →

The Threat of Relativism


I am sharing today a post by my hubby about one of the most harmful–and subtle–threats to our walk with Christ. Nothing new, but still important to be aware of.


In the context of the relativistic world view of today, Dr. Ravi said in an interview in Baltimore, ‘We are being trapped in the quicksand of the absence of objective truth’. He went on to say, “We are in a post-Christian era in that the terms are not understood, but ironically, we are still living off of the bequest of its values in the West. And once those values have been expended, and we no longer have the roots from which to draw, then we will find out the ramifications of it. If there is no objective moral law, relativism will take hold, and relativism ultimately will lead to self-destruction.” Continue reading →

¿Debiera un cristiano estar a favor de una ley que despenaliza el aborto?


Si respondes esta pregunta con un “Sí” entonces hay algo que quiero contarte: Las Escrituras no han cambiado y aún hoy hablan del pecado, de la diferencia entre el bien y el mal. ¿Por qué esto es importante? Porque la sociedad actual ha logrado borrar la línea entre lo que es bueno y lo que es malo, hoy todo es “relativo”, es decir, depende de otras cosas. La sociedad actual quiere que tú olvides que frente al Todopoderoso Dios no hay zonas grises; Él ha delineado muy claramente de dónde viene la sabiduría (del temor de Jehová) y que los que hacen mal (así es, los que hacen maldad) tendrán un día un justo castigo (sí, no tan solo una reprensión) por desobedecer a Dios. Continue reading →

My Mom’s Cancer Healing Testimony


After occasional gall bladder attacks at the age of 18 (decade of 1970), my mother suffered again one–very painful–when she 58 years old, by the end of 2010–just before I got married and left Chile.  After that, she waited years to be seen by a doctor–as the system in Chile has waiting lists–but her confidence was in that God would heal her, if it was His will. Continue reading →

Sobre el proyecto de ley de despenalización del aborto en Chile

Sí, pareciera que todos los bandos a favor y en contra de esta ley en Chile están de acuerdo en que el aborto es algo malo, que “ninguna mujer quisiera abortar”, que “el aborto es muerte y es dramático”, entre otras cosas. Sin embargo, si todos estuvieran de acuerdo, ¿porque hay tanta división al respecto? Porque en realidad hay algunos aspectos de la ley que atentan contra la vida de un ser inocente cuando existen opciones aparte de matarlo. Pero quienes promueven este proyecto de ley no recurren a estas opciones sino que prefieren “ponerse al día con las naciones desarrolladas” o, en otras palabras, seguir ciegamente las estrategias fraudulentas que se usaron en dichas naciones desarrolladas. Todo el mundo sabe que el doctor que promovió el aborto en EE.UU. por primera vez, Bernard Robertson, más tarde dijo que había usado estadísticas falsas y que, en definitiva, al surgir el ultrasonido se cambió de bando. También se ha puesto en el olvido que la realidad en Chile es única ya que es uno de los pocos países que tiene una restrictiva ley contra el aborto y cuenta con excelente estadísticas de cuidado materno y neonatal en el mundo. Pero nadie habla de eso. Continue reading →