In Spite of…

God promises both suffering and abundance. In everything we do we must keep our eyes on Him. Regardless of the situation we should still flourish. God calls us to flourish in the midst of the trials. Often times we can’t see how but the secret is that we flourish in spite of ourselves. Jesus born…

The Slighted Crown

This is Bloom in Journey right? A place where I said I wanted to be transparent and where others can glean, share and support each other… That is the ultimate goal. So along my journey I am compelled to share my experiences. Whether they are triumphant or disastrous. Let’s start from the beginning: Heads up…….

Let’s help to Rebuild

In 2009 I went to South Africa to study abroad for 6 months. Since that time I’ve never been the same again. During those six months I surrendered my life to Christ and was set free from so many chains that I struggled with for most of adolescence to early adulthood. As a result, South…

Reflecting on Resurrection Sunday

Yesterday was Resurrection Sunday. A day where we recognize Jesus’ resurrection from the dead… personally I’m not a big fan of ” Easter” but I’m a huge fan of Jesus! So I choose to acknowledge His resurrection not just on a designated day but everyday. At most churches “Easter Sunday” is a production. It’s one…

Learning to Lean

Preface : I wrote this while I was in New Jersey. I was having some difficultly writing. I’m not sure why maybe the change in environment.  But one morning while strolling through my notes I found this observation that I wrote in February. After reading the note the writing flowed.  Here is the note: I…

The Journey on the Amtrak

It’s March  25 and I am on the Amtrak going to New Jersey.  My best friend is giving birth to our baby lol. I am kidding it’s her and her husband’s baby girl.  I’m taking the trip to be there for the delivery and the first few days of her life! I’m excited and nervous…

Truth: God is Constant

It’s Wednesday night and  I’m brushing my teeth realizing that tomorrow is Thursday and I still have nothing to post on my blog. But to be honest, I didn’t have anything to post. There were certain things the Holy Spirit and I have been working through and that’s all there is. But while I was…

The Work Below the Surface

I have always had this slight obsession with trees, leaves, mountains and flowers. Not that I am a crazy nature person but I love looking at the natural beauty. I believe that nature shows us the glory and the strength of God– who is all powerful. Often times the Holy Spirit has encouraged me by…

Here’s to you, Leviticus

A few days before 2019 hit I decided to venture out to accomplish a goal that I’ve always tried but never completed. I looked at my “YouVersion Bible App”, Saved Plans and saw “ Reading the Bible in a year chronological order”. In that moment I remembered that in the latter part of 2018, I…

The Greatest Love of All

Today is Valentine’s Day. The day where love is celebrated all over the world. Some people consider it to be nothing but a consumer holiday like pretty much every other holiday while others hold this day close to their heart. Regardless of how we feel about this day love deserves to be celebrated. True and…