It’s funny how things work out, Grace. I had been hoping to start my own public relations consultation business and recently had an opportunity to do some freelance work for a nonprofit. How exciting is this, Grace!? As one door closes another one opens in my life. I hope this is the beginning of additional freelance work. I could certainly use the additional money while I’m in the divorce process.

God is good to provide for me. I find it amazing how the positive energy is surrounding me. I feel open to receiving wonderful gifts and am looking forward to what more will come my way.

I think it’s time for a celebration. Merlot, here I come! =)

Guiding Lesson: Eve, I love how any event is a cause for a celebration. You are definitely someone who has a spirit filled with so much passion and life. I can tell you want to enjoy all of the life what God promised you. “I came so that you may have life and have it to the fullest.”

Well Eve, God is faithful and has so many things to offer you. You may be going through a divorce but God sometimes is able to operate best when there is a void or space that has been created. He is always looking to fill emptiness and shine light in the darkness or take what is dying to bring about new life.  All you have to do is make room, trust in his timing and get out of the way. Oh, I forgot one more thing, think beyond your wildest dreams because he has a reputation for wanting to outdo himself if you let him.

Here is a story I want to share that is based on the Acts of the Apostles.

There once was a man who could not walk and had to be carried everywhere he went. Since he could not work, his friends would carry him in front of one of the gates in Jerusalem for him to beg for money. He was getting more and more bitter with each passing day because he was consumed with money.

Then one day, a stranger was walking by. The crippled man asked for money as usual, but saw the stranger didn’t have any. He quickly wanted to focus on someone who did and not waste time on him. However, the stranger stood in front of him and said, “I don’t have money, but I can offer you something better.” The cripple man could not think of anything better than money. He was intrigued and anxious to see what could this be. The stranger said, “In the name of Jesus get up and walk.” The cripple man initially thought he was ridiculous until he started feeling some tingling in his legs. Sure enough he got up and began to walk. He was healed and realized that he would have missed out on this because he was thinking so small compared to what God wanted to give him.

Eve, you think big and God thinks even bigger. So stretch out your arms and receive his blessings. Remember, “His ways are not your ways and his thoughts are not your thoughts.” And by the way, there is no one who likes to celebrate more than he does. I know he would be happy to join you for a glass of Merlot, and if he doesn’t, I will.

Grace

 

Posted by Marisol Barrios as MissGuided Mom's "Eve"

After 12 years of marriage, I found myself suddenly divorced with two sons to raise. Inspired by life's events, I decided to create "Eve" and tell her story, a story that will resonate with many women. "Eve" will take you through the good, the bad, and the ugly of marriage, motherhood, career and divorce. After numerous delicate situations, she decides to surrender her life to a higher being and welcomes her guardian angel who teaches her life lessons. Join "Eve," her guardian angel, and friends as she takes you through an unimaginable journey of self-discovery. (Pictured: Caterina Clarke as MissGuided Mom's Guardian Angel "Grace" and Marisol Barrios as MissGuided Mom's "Eve")

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