New Year, New Decade, New Logo

Hey everyone! God bless you and I hope that you are making your cannonball entrance to 2020 in such a powerful way. I would like to share with you an afternoon scripture and some encouragement along the way as I bring to you some great and exciting news for twenty twenty!

Remember to stay alert and hold firmly to all that you believe.
Be mighty and full of courage.
1 Corinthians 16:13

I am excited to share with you the new branding for JusChrist4 which first launched in 2015. I took a risk, made a move and here we are in the 5th year with a new look, new mindset and kingdom unction to RISE HIGHER! Join me as we celebrate 5 years of uncompromising, unwavering and unapologetic writing! Shared with the WORLD! Design credits were done by my big brother and graphic artist Christopher Cruz (US Coast Guard). Here’s to rising HIGHER in 2020!


In the NKJV of the scripture it says to stand firm in the faith –be courageous and to be strong. In order to accomplish great things you have to have great courage and strength and take GREAT risks. I used to do things just for me. Write for me rather than write for the women that I know can relate with me. Now I write for the world –to fulfill a calling. I write as a warrior. A woman that has been through battles. That is still fighting the good faith to continue to grow and step out. That takes a lot.

Where I was in 2015 is not where I am at now. Two different places…two different perspectives. Where I would hold onto things so much will now be me today letting go and keeping with the moment. There is just so much more to accomplish and take territory of with so little time. Why wait? Just go –sow and grow. It is time to step ahead and do what God is calling us to do on the greatest and deepest dimensions possible.

So where are you today and what have you done to make a huge difference for you and for the life of others. Even if it touches one life –you are making an impact. So here is to 5 years of investing time, effort, energy, experience, perspective and raw thoughts. If God gives it, God will lead it through. We have been renewed, restored and rebuilt. We have risen above. Now it’s time to rise even higher because OH YES — WE CAN.

Mediocrity says “I did my best”
but Legendary says “I will do BETTER”

Let’s rise higher in 2020, achieve great exploits and take more territory. There is so much ground to cover. So we need to do that together. Let’s get started!

Second Sunday in January

We have reached the second Sunday in January of 2020. To many –we are already making our way right in the new decade. To others (like my family) it is a reminder of what happened in just the second Sunday of 2019.

What I would like to do is celebrate a life.

Rose Marie Soto! It has been 365 days since you are gone but I want the world to know what a vibrant life looks like. I am going to share wonderful pictures and memories that made us —US! We argued, we laughed, we cried, we fought, we sang, we danced, we walked, we swam, we traveled, we cooked, we ate, we drank, we painted, we played, we worshiped, we wrote, we read, we sat, we hugged, we loved, we’re cuzins!

I will never forget your laugh. Never forget the way that you were. I will be thankful that the time that I had we did what we could. It was ours. It was a gift. ❤

What else can I say but not just the second Sunday in January but every day since…

I miss you more.

~Always Remembered 🌹

What Letting Go Looks Like In 2020

I am reading a RESET the Mindset devotional and one thing that struck out as we embark on 2020… that the whole process of letting go begins with controlling the thoughts!

“Every day is a new day. We get a new set of hours to live the lives that will bring glory to God and joy to our souls. We just have to recognize that and wake up with a newfound determination to be the boss of our thoughts, not the other way around.”
Reset Your Mind: Overhauling Toxic Thoughts
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Accompanied Scripture:
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”
2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV

So holding onto things is an argument going on in the mind. It is repeating thoughts and constant rumination. On what? All the things we should be letting go of if we want to have a real reset and successful plunge into the new year. It means old thoughts are replaced with new ones, old plans are replaced with new ones, old relationships are replaced with new ones, old assignments are replaced with new ones, old ways are replaced with new ways and the old approach is replaced with a new approach. This is the reset.

So I could have done or continue to do the things I always do or just change it. I went into the new year LETTING GO! That was my mindset to reset. I went to a new town, new church, new environment… new everything! But the most profound thing I did as I stood in the violent shouts 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1….. was leave my hands open the whole time as I told God, “I am letting go and letting you!”

A great start to a new mindset for 2020. Christina has to LET GO FOR REAL! It’s now or never…. He knows what I mean. Especially when I cant always control the situations of life precisely how I want. Only He can.

This is what letting go looks like for me in 2020. As it is not supposed to make sense to all, it makes sense to me. Stop holding on to the things that take WAY TOO MUCH away from who I am and what I am really called to do. #letgoin2020 #resetthemindset

Happy New Year 2020

What can I say for “Happy New Year 2020”.  Many will say vision — many will mention goals.

Today I encourage you to continue to grow. Grow yourself, grow others and grow your environment.  Strive to make an impact.  Be an encourager.  Stay focused and stay the course that God has for you. John C. Maxwell says in “Leader Shift”, “We have to become the best leader we can be (if that is what we are called to) and make the greatest impact.”  This is what I want to do for 2020.

We know there is work ahead of us and a price to be paid in order to achieve excellence.

“Strength & Growth come through continuous effort & struggle.”
Napoleon Hill

My 2020 Manifesto goes like this:

  • Where to next?
  • Prove them wrong!
  • You got this, girl.
  • Just make it happen.
  • I can & I will!

That’s what it looks like for me. As Jon Gordon says, “it is where you place your attention and intention!”

Time to make adequate and visible changes for the new year ahead of us.  It is promising and filled with so much possibility and success.  I am just quickly jumping on to drop a note to all my fellow readers, followers, ministry workers, professionals, family and friends — may you have the BEST year ahead. May it be filled with much laughter and love.  Go after your dreams! Don’t hesitate as we CLEARLY see that life is just moving oh so fast for us all!

Welcome 2020 and be blessed all. Happy New Year!

“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18

With love,