About Me

““HI! I AM DESIRAY 💕 I am so glad you are here!

What is it that fuels you? For me, it is writing my daily blogs and podcasting. Sharing my faith with the world is truly my passion. I am also passionate about being a good steward of what God has given me.

I love doing my exercises work out in my home, going on nature walks and hikes with my husband. Spending time with the grandchildren. Attending social events within my community.

One of the ways for you to know about me is to read my blogs and listen to any of my podcasts. I share my life experiences along with testimonies of the goodness of how my Lord Jesus delivered me from the snares of the enemy.

I want others to know what I know about God. I want the world to know that Jesus loves them and that He wants to be in their lives.



94 Comments Add yours

  1. Hi Minister Desiray, I wanted to drop by and say “Thank you” for following my blog. It’s always a blessing to meet another lover of Our Lord! It’s been a wonderful journey meeting and greeting the various bloggers in the Christian community – just think, we didn’t even know the other existed before stumbling onto each other! God is an amazing God. 🙂 I hope to see more of you!

    God Bless you and your family,

  2. Desiray says:

    As I say Rebecca God can bring people from the four corner of the world to accomplish His mission..and like wise I hope to see more of you as well, as we go through this journey with Christ.

  3. Rad change says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Am checking yours out as well. Liked the one about praying for your spouse. Blessings to you.

  4. Desiray says:

    Thank you Rad we must always pray for our spouses…they need our covering

  5. Caddo Veil says:

    So, so GOOD!

  6. Desiray says:

    thank you and by the way I checked your page and it looks very good on your site as well.

  7. Hey!

    This is Jennifer from Jennifer’s Hope (jennifershope.wordpress.com). I wanted to write to you to first of all thank you for following my blog, and second, I wanted to let you know that I announced a few days ago that my blog has moved.

    The address to my new, self-hosted blog is http://www.jennifershopeblog.com. I am hoping that you will take a moment to check it out. Unfortunately, because of the new site’s location, you’ll have to subscribe by email if you want to still be notified of my new posts (unless you have another way to follow feeds – my feed is http://www.jennifershopeblog.com/feed)

    To do so, you can go to http://www.jennifershopeblog.com and you’ll find a form to enter your email into on the left sidebar below my picture.

    Thank you so much & God bless!


  8. Desiray says:

    thank you Jennifer for letting me know.

  9. Maddie says:

    Can’t thank you enough for keeping this blog. Stumbled across it one day when searching for a daily devotional. I come everyday now! Your words are so penetrating and ‘”real.” Sure helps a new church person get into scripture a lot easier than playing pick-a-page roulette with my bible!

  10. Desiray says:

    Sister Maddie I thank you, for what you just said those words inspired me today. I know what you mean about playing pick a page roulette I use to do that when I was new to church. But I am going to let you in on a little secret, the more you find yourself digging in the word you will stop playing the pick a page….Again thank you so very much for coming by and little did you know that you was going to bless me. See how the Lord does things we blessed one another. God is WOnderful..

  11. Megan메간 says:

    I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Yay! Should you choose to accept, please follow this link: http://meganhasocd.com/2013/03/08/the-versatile-blogger-award/

  12. Desiray says:

    Thank you Megan so much I did follow the link and wrote you a message. you keep doing what you are doing because God is going to bless the fruit of your hands.

  13. I enjoy reading your lively blog! Thanks for reading mine

  14. Hello, Desiray. I just discovered your site today and had to spend some time visiting. It’s wonderful, and I pray the Lord will continue to enlarge your ministry for Him. I’m a minister of the Gospel as well — for a little over 40 years now. I host several different blogs, including the one from which I am commenting. This one (Hangin’ Out With God) and two “Healing From Jesus” blogs are strictly for the purpose of ministry. I have been amazed at the response to the ministry blogs — especially the ones that focus on healing. So many people need healing in the world today, and thousands are finding these sites and finding help.

    I had only a short time to visit today, but I listened to part of a radio broadcast. It was great, and I will definitely visit again soon and listen to more. I’m sure those broadcasts help thousands of people out there. The Lord bless you for your faithfulness.


  15. Desiray says:

    Thank yo u so much Sandra for visiting the site today I do believe it was an Divine Appointment that you was led here. I will stop by and visit your site as well. I do believe in the power of healing I have been healed by the Lord from Colon Cancer last year and it’s amazing how all a person has to do is believe..Since that time I have shared how the Lord has healed me and how He keeps on healing me from what ever I pray about..I could go on and on but if I do it will be a book instead of a comment one day you and I will talk and I will share it all with you. You can email if you wish my email is scent4roses@yahoo.com have a bless day and I look forward to seeing you here again at The Devotion Cafe

  16. Elaine says:

    Hello there my friend! I hope that all has been well with you. I would like to let you know that I have nominated you for the Loyal Reader Award. I really appreciate the fact that you visit my page and I would like to honor YOU with this award.
    Please visit my page to see the award requirements and other information…along with the name of your blog page! Check it out on “Elaine’s Random Thoughts”.
    Congratulations on your award nomination. I enjoy reading your stories and look forward to many more of them.

  17. Desiray says:

    thank you Elaine I do appreciate it

  18. Elaine says:

    You’re welcome. 🙂

  19. Michael Zvidzayi says:

    I love what you are doing woman of God keep it up and may God richly bless you.

  20. Desiray says:

    thank you Michael

  21. Hey Desiray,

    Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”: http://sothisisnow.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/truly-honored/#more-290. I know you have been busy but just wanted to let you know that you have touched my life. Thanks!

  22. Desiray says:

    thank you for nominating me but I can’t take no credit my friend, the Lord is the one who has done this change and work in me. And though it was not an easy process at all I am thankful for what I have become and how He is still working in me to finish the work. When I started doing this years ago I was so scared about the things I was to share thought I would be judged but I knew that the things I have been through have to touch at least one person’s life. And over the course of the years I have been blessed to be able to hear people tell me that what I have shared about my struggles and challenges have inspired them. The Lord says that it is through the blood and the word of our testimonies and I am so thankful that GOD has done what He wanted in me because as I say all the time what we go through in life is never about us it’s for others…AMEN Thank you for commenting and I look forward to fellowship with you.

  23. gwwministry says:

    I have nominated you for the Liebester Award. To accept go the link and follow the instructions. May God continue to bless you! http://gwwministry.wordpress.com/2013/09/19/my-first-award-liebester-award-nomination/

  24. mmubiana says:

    Hello! I have nominated you for the Shauny Award. To accept, please use the link below for instructions. Be blessed! http://mubiana.com/2013/12/19/the-shauny-award

  25. Desiray says:

    Thank you.

  26. I really admire all you have shared on this “about” page, and am looking forward to reading more here at this blog.

    I just listened to one of your messages at blogtalkradio titled “Don’t Assume You Know it All”, and was really helped by it. I think I might go listen again. 🙂

    Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my poem.


  27. Desiray says:

    Thank you Theresa I appreciate you reading it and listening to the show. Jesus has and still doing a work on me. Each day it is something new. Have a blessed day today

  28. kdmanes says:

    Hi Desiray, thanks for visiting my blog and for the like. I share your love for coffee, taking pictures, and desiring to share God’s truth. Many blessings to you and your family!

  29. Desiray says:

    Any time. ..will be back again to visit you

  30. Thanks for stopping by and following! I’m happy to meet you and check out your blog. God bless!

  31. Hi. Thanks for visiting my blog. It’s nice to meet you. God bless.

    Jennifer – I Give God All The Glory

  32. Desiray says:

    Nice meeting you as well Jennifer.

  33. lorriebowden says:

    Thanks so much for stopping by! I look forward to exploring yours 🙂

  34. Desiray says:

    Thank you for stopping by.

  35. mzpresser says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, looking forward to reading yours!

  36. Desiray says:


  37. Thank you for stopping by Hot Tea and the Empty Seat! I love your blog & look forward to following along at the Devotion Cafe! 🙂 blessings!


  38. Desiray says:

    Thank you Katie…

  39. hisnamebpraised says:

    Pastor Desiray, I thank you for following the calling that Our Heavenly Father has given you and I Praise Him for giving you that talents that He has so richly blessed you with. My prayer is for You and all who are blessed enough to be drawn to your powerful site. Thanks for stopping by hisnamebpraised and liking the post. Come back again to see some of the other posts on the site. Love, Peace and Blessings to you in His Name. Take care, Doug

  40. Desiray says:

    Thank you Dough, I appreciate the prayer I always need prayer. I will be back soon to your site to read more of what Jesus has placed in your heart

  41. lightthelie says:

    I’m so glad that you liked one of my post so I could find you! I’m excited to follow along and read more about you. You sound like you have accomplished a lot! Keep it up!!

  42. Desiray says:

    Thank you dear. All I can say is God is goid. I couldn’t have done none of these things had it not been for Him

  43. Hello Minister Desiray! Blessing bestowed upon you this Monday evening! I tell you…. tis the harvest season and a big thank you for visiting my blog. (wiseandloving). I am brand new here, but you were the first to bless my blog. Enjoy your week and happy blogging!

  44. Desiray says:

    GOD bless you and congrats to your first blogging. I pray it brings you lots of joy

  45. lifehelps says:

    Hello, Desiray,
    Thank you for liking “Ezekiel 17:24” on hisdeeplove.
    Isn’t Jesus wonderful, though! It is such a pleasure to follow him.
    Blessings on you. Hannah

  46. Desiray says:

    Yes it is a pleasure

  47. Hi Desiray. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking the ‘prayer of a parent’ post. Now I had a chance to find out about your blog and I’m so inspired. What a blessing to meet you and to read your teachings! May the Lord increase your more and more. Bless you!

  48. Desiray says:

    Thank you and same to you.

  49. Hi I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood Award. I appreciate how you are spreading Jesus for the world to see. See my post today. 🙂

  50. Kelly says:

    Good morning Desiray. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Its always nice to meet another sister in Christ. May God bless you…

  51. Desiray says:

    Anytime Kelly, have a wonderful day. God bless you and yours.

  52. Ruth says:

    I follow many blogs, but there are only a few I absolutely make sure to read every day. Yours is one of them!

  53. Desiray says:

    Thank you Ruth. I do appreciate that you take the time to come by and read.

  54. Crystal Ann says:

    Hi Desiray,

    Thanks so much for visiting my blog. 🙂 You have a wonderful site here! I especially like the page on marriage.

    God bless you for your actions of reaching out to others and sharing His truth and love!

    In Christ,


  55. Desiray says:

    Thank you Crystal for visiting and commenting. We do serve an amazing God don’t we?

  56. Crystal Ann says:

    Yes we do! 🙂

  57. I have nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award. The information can be found here

  58. hisnamebpraised says:

    Desiray, thank you for visiting hisnamebpraised and liking the post. Thank you as well that you are answering Christ’s call to spread the word with joy and thanksgiving. Blessings to you in His Name. Doug

  59. Desiray says:

    Thank you Doug, looking forward to reading more of your post.

  60. manofgod634 says:

    Thank you for liking my post Desiray. I hope you decide to read more of my posts when they come out. God bless 🙂

  61. Desiray says:

    Your welcome and I will do just that.

  62. Abi says:

    Appreciate the “like”! God bless you in your work for the kingdom!!!

  63. Desiray says:

    Bless you as well my sister

  64. michalskisgreatadventure says:

    Hi Desiray! Thank you for visiting Michalskis in the Word and liking Daniel 9:23! God bless you in your journey to share His word with the world!

  65. Desiray says:

    Thank you very much. And you do the same. God bless you.

  66. pathtopastor says:

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my post. It seems we both have a lot in common…a deep desire to teach the Word of God. It is encouraging to see another female minister serving the Lord. May God bless you and your ministry. ~Karolee

  67. Desiray says:

    Thank you for those kind encouraging words. May God continue to bless all of us who are spreading the Gospel.

    Have a blessed day.

  68. Mary Beth says:

    Desiray, thank you for visiting my blog. It is always exciting when I find believers sharing their faith life-lessons. I am appreciative of your outreach and anticipate reading more of your wonderful insights.

  69. desirayl says:

    Thank you, Mary. I can still remember the first time I witness to someone. I was so nervous I thought I was going to mess up bad. Or that the person would walk away. The nervousness went away, and the person stayed and came to Christ that day. Since then I have used simple little things when I witness to people. It is never my duty to get them saved, it is my task to tell them about Jesus and plant that seed. For Jesus will do the rest. AMEN.

    Thank you for your comment. God bless you.

  70. hope says:

    I love this! I pray God continues to reach people through your ministry. What an encouragement to read this. Thank you for serving our Lord!

  71. SLIMJIM says:

    God bless your ministry!

  72. desirayl says:

    Thank you for the comment and for stopping by. May you have a bless day today.

  73. SLIMJIM says:

    God bless you!

  74. Wow Desirayl!, I appreciate the time you took to go through my Blog, I’m inspired by other believers that don’t keep quiet about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are all made to shine, So Keep shining Sister!. BTW, Your website is what I hope to have mine look like in the future..So professional and awesome. I can get lost in the website..Great job girl

  75. desirayl says:

    Brian, thank you so much for that beautiful compliment. When it comes to the things of God I am never quiet. As followers of Christ we must speak the truth even when it is uncomfortable. This is why I believe many saints end up compromising.

    As far as my page it took me years to get it to the way I wanted it. Each day I am constantly adding or changing things.

    I do believe that you will get your site the way you want it. It is a progress just like our Salvation. We walk in it daily. Amen.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  76. Laura says:

    Hi Desirayl, I thoroughly enjoyed your blog about you. It was inspirational and I identified with so much of what you shared. I am a retired teacher and understand well the application of real life examples in everything.

    God bless you richly as you continue your ministry.

  77. I look forward to learning from you, Thanks for sharing. This week for my post I will be sharing my experience in finding faith & realizing that God has been with me all along!

  78. desirayl says:

    Good 👍 day my friend. I look forward to reading 📚 your experiences with God. One of the things I love is hearing people share their relationship with God.

    Oh by the way. Thank you for reading my page. Blessings to you.

  79. Thanks to you as well. It feels amazing to finally recognize he’s been w/ me. I want other’s to have the same experience.

  80. What a beautiful testimony. What beauty there is in an honest heart. That is what I see in You. Not to mention what a great Website you have. I have known Jesus for over 40 years and have been through many trials and can honestly say He just keeps getting better and better. I have only been blogging since January. I am still learning so much everyday. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  81. desirayl says:

    There really is beauty in an honest heart. For someone who has been blogging for only a short time your site is so welcoming.

    You continue to share the love of Christ as He will be your guide in all that you do for His Kingdom.

    As you stated it really does get better and better with the Lord. Blessings to you. 😀🙏

  82. Thank you. The only reason it looks Ok is because the Lord helped me. I had to pray and cry about so many mess ups. But He fixed every one. But it does not compare with what I’ve seen in yours. There are so many special details that are so unique. I haven’t seen any like it.
    You are one special lady. Your words really matter!

  83. desirayl says:

    That is so beautiful 😍. Your words are very kind. Believe me when I tell you. I too had lots of mess ups in life. Cried more then I can count.

    Been through so much junk that when I tell others my story they say no way. But God. He turned my life around. I always believe that God does not let us look like what we have been through.

    My hope has and will always be that those who read anything on my page here will be Encouraged and find Jesus.


  84. I love it. I especially love your picture. You are really beautiful and of course so is your new Website. I still have so much to see. But what a joy it is. Love you always my good friend!

  85. desirayl says:

    Thank you sis. It has been something that I wanted to do for a long time. But the timing was was not right. I see now why I had to wait. God was preparing me.

    Your sister in Christ Jesus. ❤🥰

  86. What is a Personal Website? Will it still have posts? What can we expect?

  87. desirayl says:

    Actually there will be no postings at all. The purpose of me having it is for people to be directed to the sites that I already have. When they click on the buttons it will bring them to my blogging sites. My podcasting sites.
    My prayer is that when people visit my website that they will be Encouraged in their walk with the Lord. Amen

  88. That sounds real good. I am sure they will be!

  89. I love your blog.

  90. desirayl says:

    Thank you Michelle 😊. May you have a fantastic rest of your day.

  91. Hello are you on Facebook or Twitter? I am on them both.

  92. utahan15 says:

    sugar and salt
    and sweet sarcastic miseries

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