Shadows

Refuse to allow the shadows of life to hold you captive. Use them to remind yourself that God is near. You were born to be victorious. *share with someone who could use some hope today* John Eli is a transformational life coach who has spent over 15 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, and… Read More

Be you! (No apologies needed)

Got a minute? Thought I’d leave you with some encouragement to go out and be all who God created you to be… Read More

How to create a powerful circle of influence

I found my strength increasing when I surrounded myself with people who inspired me. The strength didn’t come from people doing things for me, but rather from conversation. Read More

Thoughts on personal strength, weakness, poor-choices, and healing

One thing that I can always count on, when my suegra visits, is homegirl is going to “get-down” in the kitchen. That lady can cook like there is no tomorrow. And I…. let’s just say that I am 100% fine with that. However, the day after, I can literally hear my arteries crying, as they continue to process all the refined grease (manteca) and spices that we, Mexicans, like to indulge in. Read More

What I learned from 3 separate scenarios of marital separation

As much as I might criticize my friend’s husband, the truth of the matter is that I too struggle with arrogance and pride. I too have a propensity to throw fits of cataclysmic proportions when things do not go my way. No matter how much I would like to deny it, I have a tendency to try to control people and situations through manipulative behaviors. Although, I have surrendered this vice to God, it still beacons for my attention. Read More

The challenge with defining “sacrifice”

Have three minutes to spare? I’d like to share this thought with you. Feel free to comment below to join in the conversation. Bendiciones! John Eli is a transformational life coach who has spent over 15 years mentoring individuals in life skills, career transitions, and through organizational change. His resume includes pastoral care, behavioral health, and… Read More

Lessons from a holy communion conundrum

it is every believer’s liturgical nightmare to lose their elements while partaking in this sacred sacrament. Sadly, this is exactly what happened to me, this last Sunday, as my communion wafer slipped out of my hands and rolled across the auditorium Read More

What I learned from saying “yes” to something that I had been avoiding

I have a history of giving into shame. She’s a beast and my natural tendency is to let her have her way without putting up much of a fight. However, in that moment I felt something that I had not felt in a very long time… Read More

Why I don’t want to assimilate

As I walked away, I began to think about experiences that I’ve had since childhood. As a 3rd generation Mexican-American, I could only dream of people embracing my cultural uniqueness…. Read More