A Lost Bible and a Secular Movie

by Tereciah on May 13, 2014

A Lesson From a Lost Bible Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Deuteronomy 11:18 NIV I lost my favorite Bible. Yep, last week I was cleaning my vehicle from the perpetual mess my younger sons seem to keep […]


A Lesson in Impatience

by Tereciah on March 19, 2014

A Lesson in Impatience Some people say that they don’t know how to hear from God, or be able to determine if He’s speaking to them. Well, my problem isn’t hearing from Him.  My issue was He sometimes took too long to answer! I recently had a project I was working on and I was […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Is God Mad At Me?

by Tereciah on August 2, 2013

Is God Mad At Me? by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana That’s the caption on the back of a magazine I read recently.  Sometimes, if we’re not careful, we can go through life thinking just because we are not doing, acting or performing in a certain manner worthy of a Believer in the Body, that God might […]


Just Stand Still

by Tereciah on August 1, 2013

  Just Stand Still by Tereciah V. Smithen-Quintana “Okay, but how long God?” that’s the question I had the audacity to ask God when I heard in my spirit “Stand Still.”  Then, just to make sure it was Him and not me saying that to myself, I asked Him to confirm it. He did, through […]


Take Control of Your Life

by Tereciah on July 15, 2013

Take Control of Your Life Choice is the greatest power God gave you.  Too many of us just accept our lives-we don’t become leaders of ourselves.  As a result, we can’t get out of our own way.  Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote in Souls On Fire that when you die and go to meet your Maker, you’re […]


Give Me Understanding

by Tereciah on May 7, 2013

DEVOTIONAL: Give Me Understanding   “Give me understanding, and I will keep your laws and obey it with all my heart.”  Psalm 119:34 Understanding, why do I need it?  Law; what does it mean?  Heart; whose? Can you imagine yourself speaking to God in an intimate conversation speaking the words of Psalms 119:34 above? Can […]