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Archive for November, 2014

WHAT I AM TRULY THAKFUL FOR

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Yesterday, was one of the best days I enjoyed. Great food with family and friends.There is just nothing else that can replace these times and as always, We miss the ones who were not able to make it or where having their own celebration holiday at their own homes.
It’s also great to share stories, past and present, meet new people,who have or may become family down the road. Just to be able to go over to your mom’s, grandmas,sisters,brothers house and able to celebrate a nice holiday,seeing all the kids run around, and how they have grown, or us adults who have grown older,or have gained or lost weight since the last time we seen each other,etc, but most of all able to share new family moments together. We make video’s or take picutures, send them to family who were not able to share these great times, or maybe just add them to our family pictures or albums of collections of ” family moments”. Anyways isn’t all this what  the holidays are all ablout?

Yesterday, my brother manuel and sister in law, liz, besides making great food, and having us all over their beautiful home, with a very nice set upr for everyone, they handed out out cards and had everyone write down what they were thankful for and after they had them put in a container, handed them out to everyone, and we all took turns reading the card we had, and tried to guess who wrote it.I thought that was very nice, at the time, I really didnt focuse on what I was truly thanful for, so I just wrote down, I was thanful for each and every day, My sister in law- liz, when she heard my card, told me, “no this is not you, your the writer, I figured you were going to write a poem or something,” well honestly, I was just not in the writing mood, but now that I have rested,eaten and thought about it, I feel I am ready and want to do it again, my way. So Liz,Manuel and everyone else was there I will make my statement now, on what I am truly thankful for the most:

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First and formost, I am truly thankful to God, for another day of life.

I am thankful to my Mom and Dad, for all the years, you both have struggled but found a way to keep food on our table,clothes on our backs and a roof over our heads. For raising brats like us, (lol), who have caused you some pain, headaches and worries, thru the years. Thank you for letting us have our friends over and the great B.B. Q’S, we had on weekends, but most of all for loving us,and for all your sacrafices you make and still continue to do for all the family, I am not only speaking for me, but for my brothers also, I am sure they agree.

I am thankful to my ex wife, Linda who took care of me in many ways, and for all the good times we shared together while we were married, may you truly find happiness wherever you are living.

I am thankful to my ex wife Nancy, for raising my 2 daughters we had together, for all the sacrafice and stuggle  you encountered thru the years, but through it all found a way to make ends meet. For keeping them safe, and mostly for keeping a roof over their heads and food on the table, for all that you have done, there will always be a special place in my heart for you.

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I am thankful for my daughters, Nancy and Amanda,for being part of my life, and the best thing that ever happened to me. you both make me proud. thank you for helping me see life diffently,changing my ways, if it wasn’t for you 2, I would have went down the wrong road I was heading for years back, but the love that I have in my heart for the both of you changed my direction and me, so thank you my precious angles for making your dad a better man. I will love you both now and forever, even in my next life, after death.

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I am thankful for my oldest brother Manuel, who was the first to kick my ass, when I was a pain in his as we were growing up, for the example he has shown and continues to show with his actions as a brother,father,grandfather and leader of us “bonanza kids” thank you for all the times you took care of us when mom and dad were on their vacation for them, all parents we know need their own alone time, so thank you for giving them that  time, and being in charge of the us brats. You have shown me, what being a marine is all about. even though I never served, myself.

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I am thankful for my brother David, for being so tough also, and along with my brother manuel, showing me how to fight, not to back down from any man, and how to always back up your family in any time of need or whatever situation they may be in at the time. Thank you david, for showing me how to dance,dress and how to meet chicks. to me you were ” joe cool”, always having a good time and enjoying spending time with your friends, cruising and enjoying great music, I only wished you were still here with us today, to see how you have been a great part of our lives, I miss you alot, think and dream of you always, and always try to be like you, in some ways, God took part of all our hearts when you were taken from us so young in your life, may you rest in peace brother, we all love and miss you dearly.

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I am thankful to my brother Bobby,who has helped me many times when I needed help not only mentally, but financially. I  thank you brother,for not giving a second thought for all  the times I needed your help, and for always being there not only for me, but for all your family, you have a heart of gold, and I am so blessed to have a brother like you.

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I am thankful for my brother Gilbert, “gibby jay” who has always had my back, took care of me,stepped in and  fought togher guys than me when we were growing up, and showing me also how to handle myself, and for when the time came for me to fight my own fights, even though he knew I could handle myself, was there to step in and take my place. thank you brother, for also changing your ways, seeing life different, and for especially helping mom and dad, cleaning the house all the time, giving them money when they needed it, for giving me things, and lending me money when I asked and  just being the kind of brother that you are, your all heart bro..love you forever.

I am thankful for all those special friends of mine, ( too many to mention, but they know who they are), who have not only had my back when trouble came our way in certain situations, but for being a true friend in times of need. and to me they are not friends, they are Familia. thank you all, for all you have done and continue to do.

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Last but not least, I am truly thankful to God,for giving me the opportunity to have been blessed with eveyone in my life, for blessing me when I didn’t or don’t deserve it, for also guarding  my family, friends with his angles, againts all the wickedness of the devil,and his demons, spiritually, that attack us daily.For blessing this nation of ours even when they have turned their backs on him. Thank you lord, for the pastors, who struggle  daily to keep all your children on the right paths, and for all the prayer warriors out there praying for us all also. thank you lord for everything.

HERE IS MY QUESTION  TO YOU: WHAT ARE YOU MOST THANKFUL FOR?

TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS

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A LADY TO ME

 

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A LADY, IS A WOMAN, WHO HAS TOTAL CLASS,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, ALWAYS DRESSED TO IMPRESS,

A LADY TO IS A WOMAN, WHO KNOWS HOW TO ACT,

A LADY IS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF WOMAN, FROM ALL THE REST.

 

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A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO ANY MAN WOULD BE PROUD TO HAVE,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO’S STYLE IS SLEAK AND UNIQUE,

A LADY IS WOMAN, WITH SEXY LEGS AND GREAT CALVES,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO’S HAIR IS ALWAYS PERFECT AND NEAT.

 

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A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO KNOWS JUST HOW TO SHINE,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO HAS THAT SEXY WALK,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO IS NEVER RUDE AND ALWAYS KIND,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, MEN LISTEN TO WHEN SHE TALKS.

 

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A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO LOOKS GOOD WHATEVER SHE WEARS,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO DOESN’T STEP ON ANYBODY’S TOES,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO ALWAYS SHOWS THAT SHE CARES,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO’S PERSONALITY, SHINES AND GLOWS.

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A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO IS ONE HARD TO FORGET,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO EVERY ONE ALWAYS LOVES TO SEE,

A LADY IS A WOMAN, WHO LIVES LIFE WITH NO REGRETS,

PRINCESS DIANA, WAS THIS TYPE OF WOMAN TO ME.

PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP

 

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Last night I was in went to visit my hometown church were I lived, while staying with family for the holidays. It was very rewarding to me, there was a good message for all of us, and I reallly enjoyed seeing all my brothers and sisters in christ. I myself was a member of the church years ago, but have gone my own way, but in my heart, that is and always will be my church. I do believe in the standards of the organization,  and most of all, love my pastor and his family, they have always been there for me  when ever I needed them.

Anyways, I am not here to preach to you, we all have our preference on church standards, but I am here to share you my opinion on my view in the message that was preached and I what I recieved from it. My friend Ray, was the organist,and precider, he made a comment that ” we don’t praise God because of how we feel or what mood we are in, or for us.We praise God for who he is. I really liked that. It is so true.

 

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For most of us, We go to church for many different reasons.depression, sickness,drug addiction, etc, and we find that church is a place of refuge, which it is. I have been going thru alot of emotional stress lately,and going to church and just feeling the spirit of God in my soul, well let me tell you, there ain’t no better cure for that!, now sadly I will admit, it has been a long time for me, haven’t been to church in a while, but to me, I have chuch anywhere I am at. I get up in the morning, pray, hear gospel music,and the spritit moves me. so you can have church in your own home,manner or standards so to speak in order to praise and worship God together. and I can relate to that, being among but it is written in the bible, that we must unite in unity with those that also believe in the same my fellow brethren, the spirit was strong, and it flowed in the church like a cool breeze, everyone around you can feel the spirit, there was dancing, singing, hands clapping, rejoicing, we just had a good ole time, with jesus!

 

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The message was on prayer,  and the pastor quoted scripture from the book of phsalms, and it was about when peter was in prison, and all his brethren were praying for him, in a house nearby, for his release, now peter as you know was one of the apostles hand picked by Jesus himself, and He was not in prison for breaking the law, he was in prison or jail..I should say for preaching the word of God. as the story goes, he was asleep in his cell, because as a man, he was got tired, and I believe peter himself was not afraid of death, He was a man of God, he put his trust in jesus, and he knew, that no matter what happened, He was ready to face the outcome, as the the story goes, peter was woken up by a angel sent by God, and he walked out of the jail, went to the house they were praying for him, and knocked on the door, but no one heard him, because they were in prayer, finally a woman heard the knock, and to her surpise could not believe it was peter who was knocking!,,now when she told the rest of the brethren that peter was outside, they also didn’ t believe..Ha,,how funny ..here they were praying and asking God to release peter, and when he answered their prayer, they didn’t believe it..wow..it’s like the genie in the bottle who gives one three wishes,,and when u ask for one, can’t believe it when it happens..anyways..we are funny people at times.

 

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What I liked about the message is the meaning, We don’t pray enough, we should pray everyday, anytime no matter where we are, we should pray, because without it, we are a lost cause..I believe America don’t pray enough,it’s obvious, look at the condition of our nation, we are againts each other, some hate the president, most of us hate the state of the economy we are in, and we are all just too busy seeing the kaos around us, and just don’t see a way out.

Well let me tell you this, I myself am not worried, I put my trust in God, and believe he will see me thru anything, I am not better than anyone, I also must pray more, but I do know that we are heading for a disaster if we don’t wake up.

 

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Here is a fact, we for years, have allowed prayer in schools, prayer years ago in schools was practiced like pleding allegience to the flag, done everyday, and then we didn’t have any kids shooting,killings, or anything that made the CNN. news. but since we have taken prayer out of schools, The devil stepped in and took over look at the outcome, shootings,killings, our kids now fighting with the law, over stupid crap, there are metal detectors in some counties, because the violence is so bad there.

God is hurt and pissed, I truly believe that God is up in his throne, saying well , you don’t need me, “then you will reap what you sow.” and the funny thing about all this, is that God is either the first person blamed, or prayed too!..ha, that is so ironic. We ask ourselves, why would God allow our kids to be shot in schools?, but what we should be asking is. Why did we allow prayer taken out of our schools to begin with?

 

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One point that I liked my pastor made was, He said that we use excuses, we are too tired sick, or just are too busy in the day to stop and take time out to pray, but yet we find daniel, who was in the palace in babylon, was taken there againts his own will, but yet no matter how busy he was, he prayed daily, 3 times! every day..so if daniel who was in a place, and if for those of you who know the story of daniel, was thrown into a LIONS DEN, but he was protected and not eaten up by the lions!. praise God,

The king , did  not want to put daniel in the den, but because there were people who were  jelouse of daniel and the law set in those days,  they tricked king darious into making a decree  or law that anyone found worshiping any other God or man besides the king within 30 day period will be put in the lions den. They knew daniel was going to pray to god, no matter what, so  they told the king that daniel was praying to God  during the 30 day period, so the king had no choice and had daniel thrown into the den, but Darious could not sleep and was disturbed  all night for the choice he did., the next day, he opened the lions den and found daneil there at his amazement, whole,!..he asked daniel what happened and daniel told him God had  closed the mouth’s of the lions and protected him, because he was innocent..all this because daniel prayed daily, I wonder how many of us would pray if we had law like that today..well not many, I believe.Daniel was free after that. see this is what prayer does, God hears it, and if you believe it, he will answer,,the problem we have is we want the answer now!..like the 3 wishes, we ask and we recieve. it don’t work that way, God wil answer if he feels like it, at his time and at his convenience,He does not let us make the decision, we can ask,  but we must wait on his decision, when he answers, notime limit.

Now there were many others used in the preaching about prayer, but the message was pretty clear, without prayer, we are going to reap the outcome of that decision. but with prayer, there will be rejoicing and praise afterward, because when god answers prayers we can’t help but thank him, in whatever manner we feel the gratitude. Have you ever had a loved one that was near death, and you prayed to God to give them more life, and they may have had been diagnosed  with cancer, then out of  nowwhere without any medical reason, they are cured, cancer free…because you took the time to talk to God and ask for a cure,  well I am sure that after that,  you were dancing, running, clapping, but most of all praising God for his anwer to your prayer.!.so you see with prayer comes rejoicing..it’s like peanut butter and jelly..hope this helps you pray more..God bless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THANK YOU LORD…

 

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How do we say thanks for all that you have done for us Lord,

Why must we wait for a blessing from above to worship you,

We should give thanks everyday,whether in a good mood or bored,

For all that you have provided for us,and for especially being so true

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Why do we only pray, when we need something from you Lord,

Why do some of us pray for our food only on Thanksgiving day,

We should always be in praise, and always in one accord,

Why do we ask for your forgiveness, but yet continue in our ways.

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We are a country without repentance , and that is why we are in a desperate situation,

I am so ashamed, that you have spilled your preciouse blood,for sinners like us,

We have taken you out of our hearts,schools, and have become a spoiled nation,

We have given into temptation, time after time,and have lost your love,and trust.

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May we one day, turn our hearts back unto you, and remember when we called on your name,

May we one day, get down on our knees and beg you for all the wrong we have created,

This world we live in is headed for disaster, and we will only have ourselves to blame,

We let the devil in, and let him deceive us, with his ways and he became related.

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I give you thanks today Lord, for another day of life,

I give you thanks today Lord, for not waking up in a burning hell,

I give you thanks today Lord, for my daily food, and strife,

I give you thanks today Lord, for my family and kids who are well.

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I thank you Lord, for the roof you put over my head,

For the times when I didn’t know you, and you blessed me anways,

I thank you oh Lord, for the times that I could have been dead,

I thank you oh Lord, for the angels and hearing me, when I prayed.

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But most of all, I thank you Lord, for not turning your back on me,

For never quitting , when I was blind and couldn’t see,

For all those times, when I felt alone and couldn’t find my way,

And for surrounding me with angels, and your love, each and every day.

CONFESSING A FEELING

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Missing the way you look at me with those beautiful eyes,and great smile,

Miss that wonderful laugh of yours, I hear every time I close my eyes and think of you,

How I wish I could just reach out and touch you, and you would say ” stay awhile”

Oh how I miss the times we shared, and talked, you so sweet, and me trying to be cool,

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Sometimes I hear your voice in a dream, and your love reaches me down in my soul.

It’s like a hand that grabs me, and pulls me in, no matter how hard I try to pull away,

My feelings for you, are so powerful, it’s like a magnet, and I just can’t seem to let them go

I try to forget, because I know you don’t feell the same for me, but I just have to say,

When a man loves a woman, the way I love you , it’s a love forever,

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There is just no other, that can take your place in my heart, no one has come close,

Your love is strong, it’s what keeps me going, you hold my heart like a lever,

If you pull down on it, It will fall and break, if you hold it in your hand it will bloom like a rose.

I have no control over why I feel for you the way I do, your love will follow me to my grave,

N o one knows how I truly feel for you , no one will ever know how you own my heart,

I will never stand in your way of happiness, when I get scared, your love makes me brave.

I do know, that if I had you, I will be with you always, and no one would ever break us apart.

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there have been woman I have loved, but not like the love I have always held for you,

if I never see you again, or hold you, I just want you to know, I am your slave,

no woman has possesed my soul like you have,my love is so deep and true,

your name and love will always be with me, in my heart forever engraved.

WHAT DREAMS MAY COME

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                    Have you ever wondered why we dream?, What do dreams mean?,Why do we dream of people we hardly     know, but yet seem to see them in a dream. The one dreams that really boggles my mind is one that just doesn’t make any sense at all like, being in a place you never lived before,in a town u never seen,or seeing your ex wife there talking to you like all is fine, and your still married, then all of a sudden end up somewhere else with alot of people that you don’t even know..Maybe it’s just me, or my dreams. but if you ever had any of these types of dreams, then you know where I’m coming from. I truly believe that God has given us the gift to dream to keep or relive memories of lost loved ones, often I dream of my family or friends that have past on. I dream of them being around me, laughing hugging, enjoying a beer.

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              I have dreamed often of my dad,or brother David who has been gone for years now, and there they are smiling a t me. I am all grown up. my brother died when I was 16 and my father a few years back. anyways. I would see my brother hanging out, just the way he used to be, and I would go up to him and hug him, cry and didn’t care how he was there or why,just that I was so glad to see him, and he would look at me and tell me..”I am fine brother, just wanted to see how      your doing is all” then he was gone. I would wake with tears in my eyes and truly believe that God allowed me to see him.because he knew I needed that comfort or cry.I often dream of my daughters, they are grown now but I see them small when they were young, and we would have fun together. these are good dreams, dreams that I believe we need. 

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        Our mind never stops working, it’s like a video recording the days events and sticking them in a harddrive in your brain somewhere so it can show it to you when your asleep, but what happens is that all that gets turned around and your dreaming of things that happened that day, but yet somehow, it’s like your mind drifts off somewhere else, and there are people or people or places you haven’t seen in years, and there you are..don’t make any sense at all.

      for example: I once had a dream of a freind who I haven’t seen in over 25 years, there we are having a good time catching up with the old, then when I awake, I wonder, why I had that dream of that friend, well 3 days later I ran into him in Santa Barbara, and couldn’t believe it was him, he was older, as I was to him I’m sure, but It was weird how  he just popped up out of  know where, and there he was..I told him about the dream and we just were glad to see each other. 

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     I truly believe God uses dreams to speak to us while we sleep, our bodies are asleep, subconsciously we are asleep but our minds are awake, so God when he has a message to send to us, he plays it in video.He may be warning us about danger that is coming or of a friend or family member that may be in trouble, for what ever the reason this one of his ways of talking to us.

     So if you find yourself dreaming a dream that doesn’t make any sense, your not alone, and hopefully you will find yourself dreaming of good things like family and friends. I find a good dream makes one have a better tomorrow bad dreams,we all get them..just have to get by till the good one comes along.

A SOLDIERS THANKS

TO MY BROTHERS MANUEL, DAVID, BOBBY  WHO SERVED, THANK YOU. YOU MAKE ME PROUD. AND TO ALL THE SOLDIERS WHO SERVED..THIS IS YOUR POEM:

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THANK YOU, FOR YOUR SEVICE,COURAGE,AND DETERMINATION.
THANK YOU, FOR BEING A LEADER, SON,BROTHER, AND FATHER,
THANKS, FOR JOINING THE ARMED FORCES,WITHOUT EXPLANATIONS
THANK YOU, FOR PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM, WITHOUT ANY BOTHER
THANK YOU FOR THE TIMES YOU WERE SENT OUT OVERSEAS,
THANK YOU FOR MAKING US PROUD, ESPECIALLY YOUR FAMILY,
WITHOUT WARRIORS LIKE YOU, WE WOULD HAVE FALLEN AWAY
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BRAVERY, PROTECTING THE U.S.OF A
THIS NATION, WAS BUILT UPON ALL SOLDIERS LIKE YOU,
FIGHTING WITH BLOOD AND GUTS, NO MATTER WHAT THE COST,
THANK YOU, FOR FACING THE ENEMY, OUT NUMBERED AND FEW
GOING INTO THE BATTLE, KNOWING ALL COULD BE LOST.

THANK YOU MY HERO, FOR FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT,
NOT BACKING DOWN, FROM ANY NATION, WHEN CALLED UPON
STAYING OUT IN THE COLD,RAIN,HEAT, WHEN THINGS WERE TIGHT
NEVER RETREATING OR SURRENDER, FROM MORING TILL DAWN.
THIS IS WHAT MAKES ME PROUD, LIVING IN THE U.S.A
HAVING THE BALLS TO FIGHT, AND COURAGE TO SAY,
“WE WILL DEFEND THIS NATION FOREGHN OR DOMESTIC”
KNOWING WE WILL ALWAYS BE PROTECTED..

ON THIS DAY, WE SALUTE YOU ALL, FOR YOUR SERVICE,
WE WILL NEVER FORGET, THE SACRAFICES YOU HAVE MADE,
SERVING YOU COUNTRY, WITH DETERMINATION AND PURPOSE,
MY GOD ALWAYS BLESS, THE GREAT U.S.OF A.

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