Thursday, August 22, 2013


Gossip is like a spider and a web. When we walk in darkness we don't see the web that is spread out in the back yard. Yet we end up tangled in it.
Gossip is just like that once the spider has grabbed the insect it hard to escape.

Why is it so hard to stop? Proverbs 18:8 says, The words of a talebearer are as wounds, and they go down into the innermost parts of the belly.

 This past weekend has been tough for me! I was the insect that got trapped in the spider web! Gossip is an area I'm leaving behind. After an incident this past Sunday I really had to analyze myself. I felt guilty for opening my mouth. I felt the need to protect my brother from what was being said. I didn't see it as gossip but by me listening to what ever was being said is another form of gossip. I'm okay with moving on with people who hold me back away from my purpose: I want to live like Jesus and follow him!

The bible says : Proverbs 17:4 A wicked man listens to evil lips; a liar pays attention to a malicious tongue. Ouch!!

By me not only opening my mouth I ended up hurting someone I love. I should have know better than to believe what was coming out of that person's mouth was gossip the way a coward communicates!

The bible says: Proverbs 13:3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

I spoke rashly an now I'm paying the consequences! Is it fair? No it not fair. I ask my Lord to help me learn to pray and forgive Lord, for those who slander me.I pray for all who speak lies and hurt people and so that I can learn to ask for your guides before I open my mouth or take action. I pray to keep my focus in you Lord and to remember that gossip is looking for feedback. I pray so that what ever comes out of my mouth are words to glorify You.

All this left me hurt all I can do is pray for wisdom and become better than yesterday.

Love Your Enemies- The bible says: Matthew 5: 43-48  

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Friday, August 16, 2013

New Advanture by The Hand of Jesus

Over the past two weeks I have been getting prepared to become a leader for the next Good Morning Girls Bible study that starts on September 2. Enrollment starts just in THREE day :) How awesome would it be to love like Jesus did! Are you ready to follow Jesus and get to know Him in a closer relationship? If you are saying YES then come and join me in this new adventure!! The time is now don't miss another day without getting to know Jesus!!
Head on over to  Good Morning Girls to get signed up and ready to Love Like Jesus!
I’m inviting you to join me in this study!  Please let me know here by a comment or email that you would like to participate in my group. We will have a small group on Facebook. On facebook we will be able to interact, pray, help each other and get to know each other!! I can not wait to meet you my sisters in Christ!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

In my Pj's

Who said you can't be sexy in Pj's and a tee-shirt?? All you need is some makeup and some sexy shoes :)

My ladies next time you are feeling down I encourage you to take your camera out and snap a few pictures of your beauty!!

"I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Honor God

The moment you start to feel jealous of other people you are no longer honoring God! God made each one of us unique and each one of us has a purpose in this world. We just have to learn to LISTEN to God and trust Him. We can practice our talents by honoring God and helping those in need.

Social media many times is not what it really is! A great example is facebook. Facebook can become overwhelming at times. There is time where I have to disconnect for a day and walk away. I sometimes see post that are often not true from people that I know and it sometimes makes me anger. Who am I to care or judge what they say or do. I need to trust the God is in control and at the end He will take care of it.

You can become envious of the things people have and that is also not honoring God! You should feel happy for that person and never wish to have the life of that person. I know that I can have anything if I trust God and go out there and fight for what I want but always doing it in the way of honoring God.

When I'm having a bad day because of something I don't have I always think to myself I could be worse. There are kids starving and I'm over here complaining for something so meaning less. I praise God that my family is not starving, that we have a home, we are healthy and best of all we have the love from God!

So today I will leave you with these two prayers that I found on Morning Prayers Coffee with God 

“For jealousy and selfishness are not God’s kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and motivated by the Devil". James 3:15 

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Father God, help me to understand that the playing field is not always level. Today may be my neighbor’s day to be blessed, while mine may not come until weeks from now. Even though I have been waiting longer, I have no right to be jealous or envious. Instead, let me be happy for them. Amen

“For a righteous man may fall seven times and rise again, but the wicked shall fall by calamity”. Proverbs 24:16 

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Father God, today, if for some reason I get knocked down, I will get back up. As long as I know You have my back, I am determined to get back in the ring, and take a swing. Amen

 Meet Bear!! He has brought so much joy to our house! The little things that makes us happy!

Monday, May 27, 2013

~Happy Memorial Day~

To those who courageously gave their lives.........and those who bravely fight today or at 

some point in their life........THANK YOU

Love, The Upchurch Family!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013


Marriage is not easy and no one say its easy. If someone did they lied to you ;) Marriage is about understanding that your husband/wife is your number 2 priority and I say number 2 because GOD should be your number. Marriage is becoming 1 flesh nothing else should matter but your husband/wife.

Ephesians 5:31 - For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

  • Marriage is about growing up together.
  • Marriage is understanding the needs of your husband/wife.
  • Marriage is fighting together against evil.
  • Marriage is forgiving.
  • Marriage is giving your 100% not 50% you and 50% wife.  
  • Marriage is EVERYTHING
  • No matter how bad things may seem, your mate is not your enemy. Satan is. Live from this perspective.

No two marriages nor couples are alike, so don't compare what's going on in your marriage to another one. Recognize and borrow good habits, yes, but don't compare. It puts undue stress on you and your mate to live up to potentially unreasonable & unsuitable expectations. ~marriage work~

Friday, April 26, 2013


Honesty has become HUGE in my life! There are some people that just do not know the meaning of HONESTY. I was one of those too Thank you Jesus for showing the meaning!! WOW I look at my life now and it is much better, so peaceful. I'm honest with myself and with people around me. I owe it all to Jesus Christ. I'm so thankful that I have HIM in my life. HE has helped me analyze who are the right people in my life and I must say it has not been easy road. I've hurt people and myself by trusted the wrong people. I have seen the light through Jesus Christ and you can always rebuild what has been broken! Jesus Christ is family, love, and compassion, and forgiving!!

Lately I have to be in alert mode: I don't want people around me or my family that are not honest. I want my kids to grow up being honest and not take advantage of what you can get out of it by not being honest. I just don't get how certain people I know can walk around with no shame maybe because they do not know Jesus Christ. Those people that I have decided to remove out of my life for not being honest I can only wish you good luck and many blessing to you!! 

1 Thessalonians 4: 11-12
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands... so that your daily life way win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody" 

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Xavi's 1st Birthday

All I have to say is this day was awesome! Priceless memories!!

1 Corinthians 13:4–8a 
(New King James Version
Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (NKJV)

Friday, April 5, 2013

More than just an aunt

Viviana is more than just an Aunt. She is my sister. Words can not express how much I love her and what she means in my life. She is always there for me when I'm having one of those moments. The one GOD chose to guide me HIS way. She invited me to numerous of times to church and never gave up on me. Finally there I was at church. She has always lifted me up when I'm in need. Always showing me that life is not easy but, with God's love everything is possible all you have to do is believe.

I was really happy to be there with her welcoming her baby # 2. A few years ago we were both pregnant at the same time and I was on baby #2 so this time around it was just her. Now she has 2 beautiful kids just like me but I think she is still not done while I am. We will see where we stand in a few years in the mean time here are some of the pictures from her baby's birth.

Friday, March 22, 2013

I must say when Dayanara feels like paying attention she does an amazing job capturing the true beauty of
her mother :)

Friday, March 15, 2013

Here is my adorable nephew! Where has time gone? He is already 8 months and a very smart little boy. I just love this little boy with all my heart!!!