Abiding and Dwelling

Hello everyone, and welcome to Spread the Word!

I am overjoyed that you have stopped by, and I hope you'll join me on this never-ending journey of pursuing our Heavenly Father!

Before we move forward, I can't help but reminisce in the testimonies of how far The Lord has brought us, cherish the beauty that can be found right where we are now, and pray expectantly for all that the Lord has in store for each and everyone of us.

One thing is for sure - We serve a good God who never fails to show his unconditional love to His beloved children.


As August slowly but surely makes its grand appearance, I am reminded of the journey that led us here.

Through highs and lows, obstacles and victories, and moments of confusion (or perhaps chaos), God's faithfulness has not been swayed; His plans have not be thwarted. 

And now, I am at the forefront of a season of newness.

My heart abounds with joy and gratitude - after all, I prayed for moments like these. And, though this season is unfamiliar, my God has already made a way.

There is newness as I embark on the next steps in my career as a nursing student where I will get to live out my passions for healthcare and people every single day.

There is newness as God unfolds relationships and communities that foster love, hope, and togetherness - just like I've always prayed for.

There is newness in opportunities that blossom abundantly when we say yes to His will, His way.

And, there is the never-ending newness that comes with serving and chasing after a God that always has more to show us in the pursuit of our hearts.

This season has brought with it moments of change, uncertainty, fear, and doubt.

But the showers within this season have also watered the roots that the Lord established long before I was ever around.

I have only seen glimpses of the fruit of this harvest, but I am confident and expectant that the harvest will be plentiful and good, just like Jesus says in John 15.

So, here and now, I am abiding in the goodness of my Heavenly Father.

I am choosing joy, even in the midst of uncertainty.

I am covering any fear and doubt in the hope that could only come from The Lord.

I am patiently waiting to walk in obedience when God calls me to move along the path that he has already paved.

I am dwelling in the goodness that God sprinkles in every corner and crevice – conversations that speak life, reminders and revelations of his goodness and faithfulness, beauty in the seemingly ordinary.

I am listening for the gentle but powerful voice of The Lord.

I am striving to spread love the way He has always loved me.


John 15:1-8

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.  You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.  If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned.  If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.”

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