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What are the hard times preparing you for?

By Kristy Solis A new year is upon us. In the new year, I keep hearing others say, “last year was hard, so hoping for a better year.” Even my young daughters have expressed this sentiment. It is a great time to reflect on Scripture, which reminds all of us that God commands us to […]

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Modern tradition of Advent

By Kristy Solis The Advent season is upon us – the preparation of the arrival or coming of Jesus. It’s my children’s favorite time of the year. Our family tradition of Advent consists of the arrival of their elves with their Advent calendars. Modern day Christmas meets the true meaning of Christmas. “Pursue love, and […]

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Seeing Jesus in your child

By Kristy Solis For those who have been blessed to know and embody Jesus, it is easy to recognize Jesus around them and in others. Have you ever seen Jesus in a child? For children, it comes so naturally and effortlessly. If you pay attention to your children, you will see Jesus. I challenge you […]

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Suffering prepares us for greater joy

By Kristy Solis Recently, my daughters experienced a death of a loved one in our family. The loss was a difficult life milestone. Yet, the most difficult part of this experience for them was the suffering of others around them. What do you teach your children about suffering?  We had a number of family discussions […]

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God is present through it all

By Kristy Solis There has been so much chaos and change in the world.  My daughters have voiced their concerns, with all the happenings in the world surrounding them.  Children are feeling vulnerable. As parents, we care about the effects on them and especially on their well-being. The only reassurance is that God is present […]

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Sisterly Love

By Kristy Solis   Our family was blessed with daughters – a set of sisters.  It is a joy to observe these sisters as they flourish in their sisterly bond. Their relationship, just like their faith, is one of love and devotion. The sisters even sing a song which they adapted to their connection: “You can […]

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Learning the hard way

By Kristy Solis Sometimes to get where we are meant to be, we need to go the hard way, we need to be overwhelmed, we need to do it alone or we need to walk a different path than we planned. Ultimately, God will bring us where we are meant to be. This is a […]

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Bow your head

By Kristy Solis   Life is filled with blessings, even during the difficult times. Reflect on who has walked this journey of life with you. God should be first and foremost. Sometimes in life, you need to bow your head to the Lord, say a prayer to the Lord and wait out a storm with […]

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The Lord showed up bigger!

By Kristy Solis In this new year, cancer showed up in my life. I can attest to “The Lord showed up bigger!” The cancer has already altered our family’s life; however, my hope is for the change will be for the good. “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. […]

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New Year Hope

By Kristy Solis The new year has begun! What do you look forward to in a new year? What does your family look forward to in a new year? My children said “peace” and “turtles.” My youngest daughter is obsessed with turtles. Yet, turtles have been known to symbolize peace. Sounds good to me. May […]

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The Lord is the stronghold of my life

By Kristy Solis When you have a child, everyone tells you how hard it is to have a baby; but no one tells you how difficult it is when your child grows and experiences this world. Life is meant to have the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. Yet, the past couple of […]

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