Back on Monday

Finally made it back today, Monday, a day in the early Fall, to write again. Writing is an expression of thanks. Been doing some traveling, thinking, and reawakening. No hibernating on my calendar for the Holidays either. It’s harvest time for all seeking blessings…dare to simply say it is so. I look at my two hands; I see His hands and I’m so  grateful! Everything about you has value — to nurture or to mature from.

This morning I was inspired by one of my favorite verses on perseverance: So I tell you, continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, whoever continues to ask will receive. Whoever continues to look will find. And whoever continues to knock will have the door opened for them. – Luke 11: 9-10 ERV

There are two important underpinnings to this verse: One is, believe that it’s true. Never give up, no matter how big, impossible, improbable, and no matter how many “no’s” you’re handed in the process. You’re not too old, you’re not too young… you’ll see why. If you believe in what you’re requesting with your whole heart, this scripture (I’m confident) 856563_10151683339613173_1102985944_oapplies to everyone and I mean everyone. If that disrupts your “common sense,” then I suggest you start believing in miracles. Item two: Careful what you wish/pray for. The more selfishly we ask, the more we suffer through the bounty. The more selflessly we ask, we find ourselves better prepared for the challenges that may come with the blessing — if any come at all. Further, the better position for our hearts to embrace the greatness (both positive and physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually testing) in receipt of our reward.

There were times I realized that, in God’s mercy, He made me wait and took His time to help me understand both the sweet and formidable fruits that would accompany my grand petition. Sometimes I needed to grow some muscles, insights, humility, creativity, wisdom, or something I was lacking to ride the maverick that could otherwise bury me in the sand. My original request became more refined and for sure aligned with His will for my life. I pray to stay on His tracks and not follow my own, because without his help, I’m toast.

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About Light Stream

Casandra Moreno Lombera is an author, blogger, and Emmy nominated television producer who grew up in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Denver communities. In junior high school, she promised her single mother that she would get straight A’s in order to graduate early and help her relocate to Aurora, Colorado. She did… and though women and Latinas were scarcely visible in television, she dreamed of a future in broadcast journalism. From an early age, Casandra wanted children and loved to write. She began her career in television (writing and reporting on camera) at the age of 18. She also began raising two very successful children as a single mom. Throughout her career, she became an award winning, television producer/program creator (receiving both the Imagen and Golden Eagle Awards); was executive producer of both public affairs and children’s programming at KWHY-TV, Channel 22; and worked on camera hosting public affairs talk shows for many years. More distinctive opportunities came her way, however her desire to write children’s books and to blaze new trails in the publishing world became irrepressible. Her dreams today focus on empowering youth, writing (particularly about God’s love for them), and raising money for the impoverished through organizations like Hope Worldwide https://www.hopeww.org/sslpage.aspx. Throughout her life, she has been passionate about hands-on giving to the community and has received many forms of appreciation (including a congressional commendation) for her efforts. She has served on several boards including Communications Bridge Institute, training disadvantaged youth in television production; St. Anne’s, building futures for at risk teens and unwed mothers; HOPE, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; the American Diabetes Association fund raising committee; and the Consumer Advisory Committee for the California Contractors State Licensing Board. Casandra is also a recipient of La Opinion’s 2012 Mujeres Destacadas (Exceptional Women) Award. She is completely smitten with her husband, two children, and four grand babies who inspired Light Riders. Follow her @casandratweets and @Lightersbook on Twitter. Her blog is at http://www.shewentthere.wordpress.com. Direct Contact: Lightridersbook@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Back on Monday

  1. I can see your smile when you write, and I can see your concern too. Love it!

    • Light Stream says:

      Thank you beautiful TinyPonySnorts. I also just read your profile piece, wow! Makes me want to see lots of posts from you with your camera as your witness. Love it!!!

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