Rejoice Again

Hey! This is my bestie and this is her daughter!

Cristina Elizabeth and Ezrabella Arianna ♥️

They are beautiful indeed!

I love them so.

They come with more.

2 beautiful boys named Ezekiel and Isaiah.

They are my bestie’s sons. They are all so precious.

Animated. Happy. Loving and just flipping hilarious.

It was so nice to be around them.

I love how passionate they ALL are for life despite any absence, void, tragedy, disappointment or things simply out of our control.

What a grace this family carries.

I watched this woman wake, correct, usher, feed, clothe, clean, teach, entertain and prepare them effortlessly day after day!

Flawless in the eyes of God.

What a WOW woman and a WOW fam of 5! Always and forever. For the One that went to meet first with our maker left such a remnant of vibrant life here with us!

That’s a GIFT!!!! Do you get it? A PURE GIFT!

Of time. Love. Laughter. Faith. Family.


Don’t! Ever! Stop!



Go get it!

It’s yours!

It’s ours!!

I’m just amazed.

But at what?

How much God lives in us, no matter what!

We can do it. We can overcome! We can laugh again, love again, smile again, rejoice AGAIN!

It’s a COMMAND! Yes we can!

What a living epistle. Thank you for reminding me how much grace is extended and how I should never give up, especially when I am so nearby THIS MUCH!

You know what I mean…….

A thousand THOUSAND thanks!!!

With Love,




“Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:4-9 NKJV

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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