Category Archives: Serve

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Credentials

Star had her first vision at 16 years old and many dreams. Her desire to discover the mystery of dreams and visions from the Lord intensified when her Mother passed away after having a dream of Jesus return.

Star received her Masters of Arts in Religion Biblical Studies from Liberty University in Jan of 2012

She continued her studies and graduated with a Masters of Divinity in Theology in March, 2013

From 16 years old Star worked in the adult entertainment industry for 13 years where she met Andrew DeRiso and his future wife Christina. She finally surrendered to Jesus as Lord of her life when she became pregnant with her 2nd child outside of wedlock in 2006.


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Getting Entangled in the World – It’s not what you think!

entangled heartAs Christians, we have no choice but to get entangled into the systems of our world. Of course we can TRY to go “rogue” and live off on our own but we will inevitably find ourselves still answering to those governments of authority, the politics of our workplace, and the means by which we travel, buy and sell through the systems in which we live. It’s a novel idea to think that one will be left unscathed. Jesus (guiltless), was also entangled in the world, one filled with the corruption of religion and politics. Ultimately he would lay down his life as he had willingly become entangled by its rules and consequences.

So what do you think was the point by going about saving the world this way? While innocent, Jesus allowed himself to be caught in the system but why did he choose to submit to the process? Why didn’t he just crack the sky open and make an announcement “obey me I am God”? Here’s a thought, it’s because this is where his children live, die and love! This is where we are, he came to walk with us and save us. He wanted to stand face to face, eye to eye, heart to heart to prove his love for us. Philippians 2:5-8 “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”

So the next time that self-important thought comes to mind that you are better than the entangled system you find yourself in (and maybe you really are, Jesus was) instead of picking up attitude and haughty eyes…humble yourself, take a deep breath and ask Jesus what he wants from you during the process. God is less focused on your occupation as he weights your heart’s disposition. He is less impressed by your accomplishments and is much more concerned with your relationships. And just maybe where you are caught is more about who you are caught with. Trust Him. Submit to the Process!


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Ugly Christmas Sweater

Category : Greatest Among You , Serve

Ugly Christmas SweaterIt’s almost 11pm at night and I just finished sewing up an Ugly Christmas Sweater for my daughter’s last day at school before her winter break. Tomorrow I will likely sew another for my son’s church youth group’s Christmas party. All the sewing I’ve done lately reminds me of the sacrifices my mother use to make when and I was young and she was still alive; the kind that only an adult whose years are passing and with school age children in the home can truly appreciate. She would stay up all hours of the night as the house hummed of the sewing machine with her foot tapping the pedal. My mother sacrificially served numerous groups and churches she was a part of, throwing every extra moment she could to sew for the Choir’s Christmas costumes or her workplace team’s latest event in order to serve her friends. I often think it was her attempt to please God, and in turn, it would make her all too deprived life a bit more happy and festive. I find myself thinking this way too. Jesus says, “the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.” (Luke 22:27-28) As a mother of 5, I don’t know how my momma found the time to serve as much as she did at times but the next time you are feeling exhausted for serving the people who God put in your life, remember that Jesus understands and must be proud of our serving hands.

Luke 22:27-28 “the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.