Happy New Year- kicking off 2014 with an attitude of gratitude!

Happy New Year!  I hope you kicked off 2014 with a BANG!  I had an incredible 2013 filled with trials and blessings, and gained an incredible new family that I LOVE and ADORE: The “United Prayer Warriors,”  my church family/ small group who devoted so much time and energy into loving my son and I, and they have enriched our lives immeasurably!



Prayer Warriors at Mel's

I love that we are a ragtag group of individuals that couldn’t be more different, brought together through Christ, and made family through His Blood!  I’ve never experienced a group so on FIRE for Christ and The Word!  It’s beautiful! And, because of their love for Christ, He has worked through them to pass on INCREDIBLE BLESSINGS in the lives of me and Little B in such a way, that we will never be the same!

Mancub and I

God also brought into my life a FANTASTIC group of men and women through Fusion Elements and Catalyst, and just so many others at Bayside church who have touched my spirit with encouragement and love.  I’m grateful for all of them.

How did I become so blessed lately?  I know exactly how: Obedience!  To My Father… Who commanded that I not overlook the importance of  FELLOWSHIP with my brothers and sisters. See, I used to kind of go through my walk with Christ with just my son. But I realized last year that, once I was adopted by Our Abba Father, we gained siblings!!!!  Brothers and sisters in Christ!  We are siblings because we share the same Blood:  The Blood of the Lamb who sacrificed Himself for our sake; so that we could live forever with Our Father in Heaven!

So I wanted to start out this first blog entry (of my life and this new year) with gratitude for the many people who have supported me and who have told me to start this blog and to continue writing.

THANK YOU!!!  I love you guys!!

Father, thank You so much for all the blessings You have so generously bestowed upon my son and I. Thank you for every single person who has touched my life and the life of Little B.  You know exactly what I needed to hear and who we needed in our lives!  I love how You know just who we need to touch our hearts; and You know this because You knit us together while we were in our mother’s womb. Thank You Thank You Thank You for loving us SO much, that You sent Your One and Only Son to die for us, so that we can love and live with you for an eternity in Heaven.  Father, touch the lives of  all the men and women You spoke through, who loved on us and cared for us!  (And who continue to love and care for us)!  You know what their special intentions are, Father, and I ask that You continue to wrap Your Arms around them And love on them. I ask that You keep my son and I strong in this new Year!  I pray that my words will honor You.  I love you, Daddy… my Abba Father… My King.  


About brennaballestero

Hey there! My name is Brenna, but you can call me B! I live in California, and I am luckiest mom of the coolest little boy: Braydon the Barbarian. I love God, my son, and my family and friends.
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2 Responses to Happy New Year- kicking off 2014 with an attitude of gratitude!

  1. tony says:

    I love it..you are an inspiration to all of us..May peace be with you

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