I remember that I started going to church at the age of 6 years old. I remember being in church plays, children's choir, teaching Sunday school, volunteering in VBS (Vacation Bible School), being an usher, volunteering in the church bookstore, and doing all the things. I remember having my first encounter with the Holy Spirit … Continue reading Surrender It Before It Drowns You
Author: Eixa Pagan
Five Things I Learned in My 20s
I remember when I was younger, I thought that by 30 you're ancient and you would know it all and have life figured out. Boy was I wrong! Life is a whole learning process and through it all, when I've been intentional, I've learned so much. My 20s were filled with lessons, a lot of … Continue reading Five Things I Learned in My 20s
Are you in or out?
*Blink* Half the people in your work place are gone, cars crashing, and a couple of airplanes start going down. The phone call falls silent. The cashier taking your money at the grocery store disappears. You see clothes, but no bodies. You hear the trumpets sound. Jesus came back for His people. You knew it … Continue reading Are you in or out?
My Year of Grief
2020. What a year, am I right? This has definitely been a crazy year for all of us in different ways. When coronavirus started to spread in the beginning of the year, I thought that was the worse I would have to face this year, but little did I know what was coming. First off, … Continue reading My Year of Grief
How Proverbs 22:6 Changed My Life
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6 When you first look at the verse, it seems so general. Anyone can look at it and see it as "train your kid to be a good person", but the power … Continue reading How Proverbs 22:6 Changed My Life
Rejection is a Killer.
Over the course of 2018, my toughest battle was the battle of rejection. Rejection from others and rejection from myself. I struggled in the area of loving myself. I didn't accept myself in a lot of ways. I was frustrated with my weight, my lack of accomplishments, I felt unloved, and rejected by people close … Continue reading Rejection is a Killer.
The Gift of a Friend
On August 4th, 2014, I found out I was pregnant. My first reaction was fear and I immediately thought to get an abortion (something I was ALWAYS against). On August 7th, 2014, I decided to meet up with my friend Chloe Arenas at Sweet! for some frozen yogurt and cupcakes. I hadn't seen her in … Continue reading The Gift of a Friend
The Day I Chose Forgiveness
"I forgive, but don't forget." That's such a common phrase you hear. It's true that sometimes it's impossible to forget about situations, especially when you have an extremely good memory, but when people use this term they usually say it because they don't actually forgive, but rather "sweep it under the rug". It's said … Continue reading The Day I Chose Forgiveness
It’s Not Goodbye, I’ll See You In Heaven
When I was 15, my uncle who I was closest to passed away. I didn't see him all the time, but he was till the uncle I grew up around. I loved him so much. His death was the first time I experienced death so close. A year later in my sophomore year of high … Continue reading It’s Not Goodbye, I’ll See You In Heaven
Love of a Daughter
Now that I've gotten a little older and have a child, I am beginning to realize how hard it is to be a parent. My daughter is only 10 months and there are moments where I don't exactly know what to do and have to go with my gut instinct, so I can only imagine … Continue reading Love of a Daughter