Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I’ve had it on my heart for a while to share my immense love of God with the world and perhaps help a wayward soul or two find their path back to Him… This blog will also help me to actually document some of the amazing things going on in the Cantu household! There’ll be a good mix of topics discussed, from cooking and raising children to the daily struggles of leading a truly Christian life. We are super excited to begin this journey!
Or rather, who are we? There will be MANY times throughout this blogging journey that I will say “our” instead of “my” or “we” instead of “I”… this is simply because I view my husband and myself as one unit. We are a team and even though I will be the main contributor to this blog, his input can be found throughout almost all of the pages on this site. He is my best friend and I run everything by him. So, apologies if you get confused about the switching up of pronouns, but they do serve a purpose.
I love God. I love my family. In that order. You might raise an eyebrow to that, but it’s true. We have chosen to put God right in the middle of everything in our life. He has become the basis for all decisions we make. “Will this please God?” is an incredibly common phrase to hear in our home. Now… I won’t lie to you – it hasn’t always been that way. It wasn’t until this last year that we really took a hard look in the mirror and decided it was time for real change… The year 2016 was rough for many people, but it was a year of awakening for my family. It was a year filled with many tears, but so much hope and love. We brought home a beautiful baby boy. We worked very hard on our marriage. We started really communicating better about our finances. And we reignited the flames in our hearts for God. 2016 was an amazing year for my family. Thank you, God.
I want to leave you with a simple prayer that helped us through many of our hard times as we were beginning the painful process of opening our hearts to God once again:
You are good.
I need help. Heal me and forgive me.
They need help.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
This prayer saved my sanity more times than I can count. It is so simple, once you get the hang of it, you can elaborate on the ideas. This prayer, when you are in times of extreme stress, can calm you and remind you of what’s important. It can remind you that even though you need help, healing, and forgiveness, there are others that need God as well. And there are always things to be thankful for! It really puts things into perspective. Simple and sweet.
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“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8