Loved Letters

img_5533Today we sat us four so beautifully, happily and peacefully. We read, wrote, ate, drank, laughed and were merry!  Not the kind drunk on wine but the kind drunk in peace. Peace in His presence.

We bought four cups and we toasted them up in the air as an opening to a ministry of bible journaling.  This is a group. This will grow. But most importantly… each of us individually contributing to the blank pages of what we can create will flourish!

Maybe we all needed a little excitement.

As they got the late breakfast, I still pondered on the LOVED.

Not love, but LOVED! Hmm! There we go…. LOVED LETTERS! The name of the group, so I thought… I loved it. They LOVED it and most importantly I am feeling the impression that God LOVED this!

“Not just a group Chris! A book! The devotional you can develop with Me. You thought you would stay in discouragement and depression but how many times have I pulled you UP and OUT of that mess… they are more than goals Chris… we are going to CREATE! Let’s go….”


You ever felt like a stump? Like next to nothing? Just lifeless. Where moments of life went bad, that turned a masterpiece of a moment to days of depression, months of mess and years of …..

What do you make of that? Just one big stump!
So I write. I feel like I need to stumble upon something QUICK! A greater fix than an addiction gone beyond bad but to a life of recovery.

That is how you should live!

This was all written for us. The days just fashioned for us as Psalm 139 declares.
He made them for us. Moments like this we need because through it all we are LOVED.

Here are the loved letters to the barren soul, the desolate woman, the man filled with madness and anguish or even to that troubled teen– yeah this goes for us all.


What ways do you feel so lifeless?

In every way you felt unimportant, unloved, unnoticed, unappreciated, disrespected, hated, discouraged, depressed, despair and left hopeless when you should have been hopeful. Your hurt and always crying. Just very sad inside and out. Anxiety and fear are tearing at your soul. You are quickly disregarded and now alone.

I wrote you something. Something simple but powerful. Something to speak life when you felt death. Something to pick you up when you were knocked down. Something to cover you when you felt exposed.
I’m here for you.

Did you know that?

I’m here. It’s ok. You’re going to be okay….every time you turn to ME!

“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love, therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall be adorned with your tambourines and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria; the planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food. For there shall be a day when the watchman will cry on Mount Ephraim, ARISE, and let us go up to Zion, to the Lord our God!”
Jeremiah 31:3-6

May these loved letters bring you back to LIFE!!!

With Love,
Christina Cruz-Mendez

About Christina

Blessings to all that are viewing this. My name is Christina Cruz-Mendez. I am a Senior Pastor at Mission United International Church in Yonkers, NY working along side my husband Juan A. Mendez Jr. Senior Pastor, currently residing in Canton, Georgia. We have been together for 29 years with 2 children that God has blessed us with. Makes us the family of four - "JusChrist4". I have been a Christian and active in ministry for about 22 years now. Through all the rocky and smooth roads in life I am eternally grateful that God has brought me this far in life to share with the world what He is doing in me, through me and for me. View all posts by Christina

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