Lent:Time To Renew our Journey of Faith.



Lent is a 40-day season in the church year where Christians  worldwide, repent of our sin-fullness, and we reflect, re-evaluate and renew our lives in Christ. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday  and ends on Easter Sunday. During these 40 days, as we journey with Christ, let us listen more to His words, go to daily mass, and try to do a good act daily.

Let us  journey with Christ through the desert, to the foot of the cross on Good Friday, and to His resurrection on Easter Sunday! Take this opportunity to grow in faith and in joy.

We Are Royals: It Runs in our Blood.



Unlike Lourdes in her song, “Royal”, And we’ll never be royals (royals).
It don’t run in our blood. The lyrics from this song are wrong as we are all God’s Masterpiece, and made in His image and likeness. We are Royals and and it runs in our blood. Families411.com celebrates this week as the Week of Hope, and today, Monday, our Topic is:

What Gives us Hope?

What gives us hope to greet each day, and to get through our daily lives during the good times, and especially the bad times or uncertain times?  When we have hope we wait, and we look ahead. Hope gets us through  our trials and our darkest days, and although we do not know what tomorrow brings us, we are prepared to face it by placing our hope in Jesus Christ.

Having a purpose in life gives us hope.

  1.  We are born for a purpose, so what is yours? Maybe to be another civil rights leader like Martin Luther King, Jr., or a scientist who will find a cure for cancer, or a psychiatrist to take care of mentally-ill street kids in India, or simply to make your family the best, or your community the safest. Be the best you.
  2.  So, let us use the talents that we are given, and make the world a better place. When we fulfill our purpose in life, we wake up with a song in our hearts and a pep in our steps. Each day we greet with joy and anticipation for we are happy to be alive.

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Dr. King and Being Positive By Having Faith.


Martin Luther King Quotes

Today, we honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a civil rights movement leader. He fought grave injustices against blacks and minorities in the USA, using non-violence, and he was assassinated in 1968. Since 1983, the third Monday in January is celebrated as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This day is dedicated to Dr. King and his contributions to make our world a better place.

This week, Families411.com is celebrating the “Week of Positive Thinking”, and each day we will focus on how MLK used positive thinking to fight for freedom. He faced hate and hostility  daily, but yet, he used his faith to keep on fighting for he never gave up thinking that it was impossible. So, today, 50 years later, we celebrate his memory by:

Having Faith.

MLK had faith, and he faced his adversities head on as he fought for justice and equalities for Blacks and minorities. He had the faith and hope that the situation will get better. He thanked and praised God even in the midst of chaos or trials. When we have faith, we will handle any situation, and don’t waiver in our faith and hope. We don’t become a victim, we become a “victor”. MLK is more than a Victor, he is an icon around the world for hope and inspiration.

In Martin Luther King’s, I Have A Dream Speech, He used the word Faith 5 times, for Dr. King had faith that we shall overcome.

“Deep in my heart I do believe we shall overcome. And with this faith we will go out and adjourn the councils of despair and bring new light into the dark chambers of pessimism.” -Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘We Shall Overcome Speech’, June 17, 1966.

Until his tragic death, and even though his dreams seemed insurmountable, he never gave up on them. So whatever obstacles, small or big we may be facing, we need to have to faith to go on, and never give up. Even in our darkest days, we have to believe that things will get better and we shall overcome, and get to that Promised Land.

Today my willful intention on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Day is to:

  • Have Faith that I will overcome my trials and obstacles.

Honor Dr. King and his legacy today, by taking action now. Don’t let his life and death be in vain. Get up today and do something positive . Share with us in our comment section how you plan to celebrate this day.


Be Thankful for What You Have.


January is the Month of Spiritual Wellness, and every-week, we celebrate a different topic. The second week in January is the “Week of Gratitude, so Families411.com encourages you to spend all week focusing only on the good things in your life. This allows you to celebrate  the present moment, and keep your attention on what is good, instead of the negative.

Today, the question to ask yourself:

Who or What inspired me today?

Remember to say thanks to the person (Who) who inspired you, and let them know how much it means to you. Maybe, it is your spouse who always wake up happy, or the cashier who is always smiling. If it is something (What), give thanks for it. Whether, it is a bird singing, or a rainbow in the sky. Stop, take a few minutes to enjoy the moment, and give thanks for it. Throughout the day, look for somebody or something who inspired you, and really appreciate that person or thing.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV / 

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

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