A Streak of Boldness!

by Tereciah on February 15, 2014

A Streak of Boldness by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana We cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard. Acts 4:20 There you are, pushing forward with the vision God has placed upon your heart.  You have seen Him work and do wonders in your life.  You’ve seen Him deliver you, change you and made more »


Overcoming Opposition to the Vision

by Tereciah on January 30, 2014

Overcoming Opposition to the Vision by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana When Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became angry and was greatly incensed. He ridiculed the Jews, 2 and in the presence of his associates and the army of Samaria, he said, “What are those feeble Jews doing? Will they restore their wall? Will they offer sacrifices? more »


Let It Go, You Can’t Fix It!

by Tereciah on January 10, 2014

Let It Go, You Can’t Fix It by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana   “Mom, give me a year, and you’ll be able to see some changes in my life. But you’ve got to promise me you won’t give me your opinion, butt in or preach to me.  Let me do it my way.” That’s what my more »


Right Intentions, Wrong Results.  Learning how to be specific in spiritual growth. For the last two years I’ve been exercising at the gym; sometimes four days a week, other times two or three days a week. I was drinking water, cutting back on food the experts said wasn’t good for me, but then, I came more »


Is Your How Crippling You?

by Tereciah on December 17, 2013

Is Your How Crippling You? by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana Let me ask you a question.  When God spoke to Moses in Exodus and told him to “Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.”  Did Moses ask him more »


Sarah’s Promise

by Tereciah on December 4, 2013

Sarah’s Promise Is anything too hard for the Lord?  At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son” (Genesis 18:14). Recently I had lunch with a friend whom I hadn’t seen in months.  She was telling me how her year had progressed and more »


Loving Like Christ

by Tereciah on November 10, 2013

Loving Like Christ Love is patient and kind.  Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude.  It does notdemand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged.  It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.  Lovenever gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.  1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 NLT Patience?  I’m working on it. Jealous, boastful, more »


A Lesson In Driving

by Tereciah on October 3, 2013

A Lesson in Driving Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana I recently took a trip where I drove – by myself – sixteen long hours going and coming.  It was totally out of the norm for me and before I could talk myself out of it, I made up my mind and did it. For me, anything over more »


7 Simple Steps to Spending Time With God

by Tereciah on September 17, 2013

  7 Simple Steps to Spending Time With God by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana When was the last time you just sat in a quiet place and let your mind drift…on God?  When was the last time you disconnected anything that connected you to the outside world and spent time reading God’s word and meditating on more »


Put On Your Super Hero Cape

by Tereciah on September 13, 2013

Put On Your Superhero Cape by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana So now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh.  You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.” But Moses protested to God, “Who am I to appear before Pharaoh?  Who am I to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt?”  Exodus 3:10-11 NIV more »