Manuelita Otero's Blog (35)

A Masterpiece

When visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris, most people will wait in a long line just to get a glimpse of Leonardo Da Vinci’s renowned artwork “La Mona Lisa”.  This painting is worth millions, but you can easily get a print at the gift shop for a few dollars and see it as often as you want.  A print…


Added by Manuelita Otero on February 8, 2017 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

A year with a purpose


The end of the year is such a great time, don’t you think?  It is a great opportunity to slow down and think what we have done, what would we like to do and dream big for the next year.

We continuously complain how fast time is going by so it is good to stop and make sure we don’t allow one more year…


Added by Manuelita Otero on December 31, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

A legacy of love


Have you ever thought about the legacy you are leaving?  Have you thought how your actions today will speak tomorrow? 

Building a legacy doesn’t happen in a day, it is the outcome of our daily living, so it is something we need to think about now.  

God has this amazing plan for each of…


Added by Manuelita Otero on December 14, 2012 at 10:22pm — No Comments

A team effort


Do you sometimes think that you can or need to do it all alone, so you keep going until you crash?

Do you feel there is so much to do and so little time?  Then love yourself and share the work load!

I will be honest, as I write this; I smile to myself, because it is so much easier said…


Added by Manuelita Otero on December 9, 2012 at 3:17pm — 1 Comment

The threshing floor


Have you ever thought… if God loves me, then why do I have to go through difficulties?

God has made us wonderful promises “I will cause my people and their homes around my holy hill to be a blessing. And I will send showers, showers of blessings, which will come just when they are needed.”…


Added by Manuelita Otero on November 29, 2012 at 10:57pm — No Comments

One matters to God


Have you ever felt overwhelmed when facing big issues such as poverty, environmental degradation or human trafficking to name a few? Have you thought that any action you take is so small and insignificant, so why even bother?

I am sure you have heard the story of the boy who was picking up…


Added by Manuelita Otero on November 22, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

The battle is not yours


Have you ever been in a situation that is too big, too impossible or too difficult for you to even know where to start?  If so, then you can understand how King Jehoshaphat felt when messengers told him that the armies of the Moabites, Ammonites, and some of the Meunites had declared war on him…


Added by Manuelita Otero on November 6, 2012 at 10:42pm — 5 Comments

Undeserved love


“I’m forgiven because you were forsaken; I’m accepted you were condemned. I’m alive and well your Spirit is within me because you died and rose again.  Amazing love, how can it be that you my king have died for me?” “You are my King” by Newsboys 

Have you ever stopped to think about the depth…


Added by Manuelita Otero on October 31, 2012 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Out of our comfort zone


When I go to the gym, I usually warm up in the treadmill but only in the manual workout, the other day I finally figured out why I do this. I realized that in manual I am in control of the difficulty level, I know what to expect and I like that.  The truth is I don’t make it too hard, just enough to…


Added by Manuelita Otero on October 26, 2012 at 10:40am — 5 Comments

God's gifts


The other day I got a package in the mail. I don’t know about you, but I love getting packages so I was very happy…


Added by Manuelita Otero on October 19, 2012 at 10:21am — 3 Comments

A new focus


Have you noticed how at an especial sports event or a performance everyone is focused only on the main court, the field or the stage, no one pays attention to what is going on around them.  Many times we do the same thing in our life, we concentrate on the big things, the main events and somehow we…


Added by Manuelita Otero on October 14, 2012 at 10:49pm — 2 Comments

God heals


In the world we often see awful things happening sometimes in faraway places to people we don’t know and other times to friends and family close by.  It is difficult to understand why bad things happen and we may feel helpless as we witness things that we wish we could ignore and pretend they are not real.…


Added by Manuelita Otero on October 11, 2012 at 12:36pm — 8 Comments

How stubborn can we be?


Have you ever done something that you knew was not good for you, but did it anyway?

I did something like this just yesterday.  My daughter and I make delicious brownies, but we try not to make them too often because when we do we want to eat them all at once.  We made brownies this week and…


Added by Manuelita Otero on October 7, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Love waits

My niece bought a cute ring with the words: “Love waits”; when I first saw it, immediately I thought about one kind of waiting, the physical one, but talking to Shelly, my special friend, I realized that love waits in more ways… actually in all ways!  No wonder God reminds us so many times in the Bible that…


Added by Manuelita Otero on October 2, 2012 at 12:09pm — 2 Comments

Loving whose way?


“I did it my way” is a song that could easily describe the way sometimes we love others.  We seem to forget to look at people’s needs or the phase they are in on their journey and focus instead on what we consider the “right” way to love.  Loving our way is easy, wouldn’t you agree? Loving people…


Added by Manuelita Otero on September 25, 2012 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Through the eyes of love


Wouldn’t it be nice if we could see people the way God sees them? We know we should love those around us as much as we love ourselves, we know we need to love everyone the same… but let’s be honest, sometimes it is not as easy as it sounds.

We ask God to give us His eyes, like in the song by…


Added by Manuelita Otero on September 17, 2012 at 12:41pm — 2 Comments

Live in the now

Sometimes we may complain that our children are connected to their electronic devices all the time putting us to the side and living in their own world.  I understand things change, each generation has differences which should be understood and young people want their space, but that doesn’t mean that they…


Added by Manuelita Otero on September 11, 2012 at 5:25pm — 1 Comment

Take cover


How many times have you felt like a tidal wave is about to swallow you?  Or you feel so overwhelmed by everything around you that you think you will break into a thousand pieces? What should you do at moments like this?  Well… if there is a storm coming and it is raining hard you try to find…


Added by Manuelita Otero on August 27, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Be good to yourself!


Whether it is in an electronic device, in an agenda or in our mind, we all have a long list of things to do, the interesting thing is that most of the time our  needs are in the bottom of this list or maybe not even in it.  Do you take time to do the things you enjoy or are you so busy taking care of…


Added by Manuelita Otero on August 24, 2012 at 3:07pm — No Comments

Our pointing finger


Have you noticed how much we like it when people think like us, act like us and agree with us?  We enjoy being in our comfort zone, a safe place where we are accepted and where it is easy to be a believer. 

Sometimes we try so hard to be good and do all we can to show God our love, that we…


Added by Manuelita Otero on August 19, 2012 at 10:44pm — No Comments

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