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Regrets

2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.

Regrets.

I am one who always says we shouldn’t live our life with regrets.

Though from time to time I do say that there is one thing I do regret doing, i always defer back saying no, I don’t regret the action, I do wish I could have waited a bit longer. My thing is everything we do, or dont do; everything we should have done; or shoudn’t have done makes us who we are. We may say we regret our actions, but those actions, even those regrettable moments, led you to the path your at today.

When I met my husband at the age of 20, he was still a virgen, I was not. (you see where I am coming from…. an example of regret…. but I will declare that I don’t regret my choices…. for living in regret is not healthy).

When he shared this news I was hesitant to continue pursuing this relationship. I was hesitant because I was stained. I will not put a number to the partners I have had up until that point. Though the number wasn’t much compared to many my age at that time; It was still more than it should have been. It should have been zero.

I was not brought up that way.

i was not brought up to fornicate.

I repeat…..

I was not brought up to fornicate; yet I did.

I was not brought up to have this secret life.

Yet I did.

I remember being 18 years old, following the advice of a friend,

my mom wasn’t happy with this advice, she knew I was young, impreshionable, she was unsure of what I would do. My friend advised me to see a doctor. My mom felt I shouldn’t since there was no need.

My friend said your 18, you should get checked for preventive care. My mom was scared of me getting prescribed birth control and using it as a get out of jail card…. to fornicate.

She didn’t want a can of worms opened. Instead of talking to me about the situation, she just said don’t do it. I being the little stubborn rebel that I was becoming, decided to see the doctor. I went called my insurance, looked for one that was not near my house.

Look for one that was easy enough for me to get to, but far enough where my mother would never suspect me going. Luckily the day I scheduled my appointment, my mom had been sent to work at one of the New Jersey office. Not just anywhere in New Jersey, almost near delaware in Brick New Jersey.

I got checked, few days later was told to come back to repeat the test. Then a few days after that was told come back in 6 months.

Precancerous cells were found in my cervix. I was able to get treatment and resolve the issue before it got worse. Had I waited, only God knows what would have been. I say it all the time God used her to save me. I went through a rough period between frequent appointments and careless living. I learned from my wrecklessness.

1 Peter 5:10-11 ESV And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever

and ever. Amen.

I found strength in my husband. A person whom I had just met. A person whom I didn’t tell him my struggles: but helped me restore myself. He may not have guided me down my spiritual path because of his lack of knowledge but God used him to give me that eye opener I needed to recenter myself.

When I married my husband our first dance was to the Luis Fonsi rendition to “Imagine me without you.” The song to me has a double meaning.

The song states:

“imagine me without you

I’d be lost and so confused

I wouldn’t last a day–I’d be afraid

without you there to see me through

imagine me without you

and you’ll know it’s just impossible

because of you, it’s all brand-new

my life is now worthwhile

i can’t imagine me without you

When i met you, i was falling

your love lifted me back on my feet

it was like you heard my calling

and you rushed to rescue me

When i found you, i was blessed

and will never leave you–i need you”

Meaning #1 my husband came into my life when I was a complete hot mess. I was falling and he was sent to rescue me.

Meaning#2: God heard my calling, without his strengths and comfort I would’ve been lost and confused. I would’ve been lord knows where. He’s shown time and time again to be with me. He’s blessed any endeavor I’ve done.

God used him, my medical struggles, my I fertility and my kids to bring me back home. Not only did I have my homecoming but now my whole family are of the faith. Me and my house are serving the lord. Me and my house are working for Gods purpose. Me and my family want to be of a blessing to others.

Father I thank you for the lessons I have encountered in my life. Though i will not live in regrets, but will use my mistakes to learn from them and edify others. I ask for forgiveness for my sins, even those regrettable ones. You have been nothing but a blessing and amazing to me. Without you I am nothing. I ask that anyone reading this finds hope, that despite our circumstances, despite our paths, we can turn those dark moments into light. Amen.

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Apology

I want to apologize first to my lord and savior for not writing and blogging about his word, love and mercy.

Second I want to apologize to the readers whom are lifted up when you read the words that the lord inspired me to write.

Since hurricane Harvey I have been campaigning on stop for relief efforts for all in need. Whether by providing information as to where to donate aid, time, monetary donations or goods. I have family whom recently moved to Texas, my heart was heavy, luckily my family do not live within the regions which were affected. Despite that blessing my call towards servitude never falters.

As Christian’s we are called to service. My calling is evermore present right now… the phone is ringing and Lord knows I’m answering any which way that I can.

Then hurricane Irma hit and destroyed Many islands which many of my relatives resides in as well as Florida where I have many relatives as well. Yet again my campaign continued to help any which way I could. Advertising relief efforts, advertising information…. any which way I am able to help I can.

Now Maria…..oh María…. you finished off what Irma started and now, because of you I haven’t had a good nights rest. I can’t complain I have it better off compared to my island folks, compared to my paisanos. My heart is heavy. Still haven’t heard from many relatives. Many are without power, without food, without water, without their shelters.

As I write this I fight back tears which I thought I no longer thought I had any left.

I fight back the worry of my family.

It had been a month and things are not looking well.

Pray for all the islands please.

Help anyway you can.

Seńor yo te doy gracias

I have moments where I just start writing.

Words come to my mind and I just have to pen them to paper.

If I don’t I loose it.

So on the train the other day, thinking and while i was thinking these words just kept coming.

 

Lo and behold this poem came about.

Hope you enjoy this.

 

Oh Seńor yo te doy gracias,
Por el amor que me has dado.
Tu Me has perdonado,
Y me has liberado
sabiendo mi pasado.
Oh señor yo te doy gracias,
Por su gran misericordia.
Aunque yo te falle
Mi dijiste no desmaye
Y me llenaste de su gloria.
Oh señor yo te doy gracias,
Por su gran bendiciones.
Me regalaste mis hijos,
Mi tesoros, mi vida,
Por supuesto te adorare.
Oh señor yo te doy gracias,
Por las Maravillas en mi vida.
En gratitude te exaltare
Su amor confesaré
Hasta que en tu trono ya yo llegare…
Gracias por su amor
Gracias oh señor
Se que no lo merezco.
Gracias por Su generosidad.
Gracias oh senior.
Gracias señor.
Te amo.

Open your mouth

Open Your Mouth

“…Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it…”

(Psalm 81:10)

 

 

I don’t know about you but I am hungry.

I am hungry, spiritually.

I want to feast in what the lord has to offer.

 

Are you hungry?

Open your mouth wide, and he will surely fill it.

 

 

He will fill your mouths the way a mother bird fills the mouths of a baby bird to nourish them. The little bird sees their momma bird and they open wide. They don’t know if momma bird had the time to get the food or not, but they trust, they trust with all their might, that when their little mouths open they will be fed.

 

Same like infants and a nursing mother.

As soon as we have our baby, they know they need to suckle on something for their mouths to be filled. What does an infant do? They open their little mouths, and mom provides. They latch, they suckle and then they are fed. They trust in their mom to be able to provide the nourishment they need. They don’t know the source of their nourishment yet they trust.

 

We know where the source to satisfy our desires are.

 

We already know that God provides for his children. We know we need to trust in him & that we can trust in him to provide.

 

We need to trust that God will provide our needs and fill our needs.

 

I crave Gods love.

I crave Gods mercy.

I crave Gods blessings.

I crave Gods embrace.

I want to be filled with God.

 

I will open my mouth.

I will praise his name.

I will give him glory.

I will exalt his name.

I will thank him for being merciful.

I will ask for atonement for my sins.

I will keep my mouth open, and let him fill me up.

 

This is exactly what we need to do open our mouths and he will begin filling it.

 

‘Ask and we shall receive’.

 

He will quench my thirst for he flows with living waters and my dears I guarantee he will quench your thirst.

 

 

Father God I thank you for your constant blessings in my life. The mere fact that I am here seeking your guidance, seeking you to satisfy my needs is a blessing in itself. Father God you are worthy of all praise and I lift your name on high. I thank your and praise you for you are worthy of all praise. Father God my need is simple. I want to be filled with you. I want to be filled in your presence. I want to be filled with your love and compassion. I want to be filled with your embrace. Lord you know my carnal needs in this world, you know my weaknesses and my strengths, lord I ask for you to fill me up so I can overcome my obstacles and my burdens. I know you have a plan for my future. . I ask you to fill me dear lord with your peace and patience while I wait on you to achieve the plans you have forth in me. I love you. in Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Prayers, using Gods Words to pray for others.

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I was recently having a discussion with a colleague on how do you teach a child to pray?

How do you answer those “religious questions” with the children?

 

My first response was well, you need to read up on it first, study it so that you are not giving the kids wrong answers.  Its the same thing I tell my husband.  I have studied and restudied the Bible, with that being stated that does not mean that I know every finite detail of the Bible, I am comfortable enough to be able to answer specific questions.  When I myself am unsure or uncomfortable I read the Bible, research the topic and ask questions.

 

So for my friend I found Bible Versus to use as an example as to do a short prayer using God’s own words.

 

For Instance Psalms 17:8:

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me  under the shadow of Your wings. Amen.

I replaced the word  me from the scripture with the person or persons I am praying for.  Reinforcing the prayers using Gods own words, which are Holy Texts.

Example:

  • Keep our children as the apple of your eye; hide our children under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our parents as the apple of your eye; hide our parents under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our siblings as the apple of your eye; hide our siblings under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our nieces/ nephews/ God children as the apple of your eye; hide our nieces/ nephews/ God children under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our families as the apple of your eye; hide our families under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our Pastors as the apple of your eye; hide our pastors under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our church as the apple of your eye; hide our church under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our friends as the apple of your eye; hide our friends under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our islands 🇵🇷🇬🇩🇹🇹 as the apple of your eye; hide our islands 🇵🇷🇬🇩🇹🇹 under the shadow of Your wings. Amen
  • Keep our country 🇺🇸 as the apple of your eye; hide our country 🇺🇸 under the shadow of Your wings. Amen

 

Here are other known scripture prayers and similar examples:

  • Jeremiah 17:14
    Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. 

ex: Here you can replace the Heal me to: Heal Ms. Smith, O Lord, and Ms. SMith will be healed; save Ms. smith and she will be saved, for you are the one I praise.  Add to it.  I pray that you provide guidance, love, understanding for Ms. SMith’s family during this difficult time. etc.

  • “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3

ex:Dear Lord who is faithful, please provide the strenght for Jane doe in her time and need so that you can give her the protection from the Evil one.

  • “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” – Psalm 46:1 

ex: God whom is our refuge and strenght, I ask that you be the refuge and strength for my friend xxx, who is in need of ever present help in her troubles.”

 

 

 

Here are other versus which can be used as prayers adding in the person or persons your are praying for:

  • Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7

 

  • Psalm 29:11 – The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.

 

  • Psalm 119:165 – Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.

 

  • Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace those who minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

 

  • Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

 

  • Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

 

  • Isiah 57: 19  creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. “And I will heal them.”
  • Mark 5:34 New International Version (NIV)  34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”

 

  • Mark 6:56 New International Version (NIV) 56 And wherever he went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

 

  • Luke 8:48New International Version (NIV) 48 Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

 

  • Isaiah 58:8New International Version (NIV) Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
        and your healing will quickly appear;
    then your righteousness[a] will go before you,
        and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard.

 

 

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9–13)

This prayer is the true classic. Most of us have said this prayer and could likely recite it right now. But there’s much more to this model that Jesus gave us than rote recitation. This is a prayer with real power: God’s kingdom coming, God’s will being done, all that we need for the day. It’s truly power packed. So, take a closer look at what it teaches:

“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.”

 

Jonah’s Prayer for Salvation (Jonah 2:2–9)

We may never be swallowed by a great fish, but we can still experience the shame and regret that Jonah felt after he ran from God. The prophet’s plea to the Father provides a poignant scaffolding for our own prayers of repentance. And remember that God heard and answered this humble, honest prayer:

“In my distress I called to the Lord,
and he answered me.
From deep in the realm of the dead I called for help,
and you listened to my cry.

You hurled me into the depths,
into the very heart of the seas,
and the currents swirled about me;
all your waves and breakers
swept over me.

I said, ‘I have been banished
from your sight;
yet I will look again
toward your holy temple.’

The engulfing waters threatened me,
the deep surrounded me;
seaweed was wrapped around my head.

To the roots of the mountains I sank down;
the earth beneath barred me in forever.
But you, Lord my God,
brought my life up from the pit.

“When my life was ebbing away,
I remembered you, Lord,
and my prayer rose to you,
to your holy temple.

“Those who cling to worthless idols
turn away from God’s love for them.

But I, with shouts of grateful praise,
will sacrifice to you.
What I have vowed I will make good.
I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”

 

David’s Prayer for Deliverance (Psalm 3)

This one was a tough choice because the Psalms are stuffed full of cries and petitions. If you ever want a primer for prayer, you can’t go wrong with this wisdom book. But we chose Psalm 3 because it provides a concise portrait of crying out to God in the midst of great stress. David’s words are no less relevant to our modern workplace and lifestyle as they were to his battles:

Lord, how many are my foes!
How many rise up against me!

Many are saying of me,
“God will not deliver him.”

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

I call out to the Lord,
and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;
I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

I will not fear though tens of thousands
assail me on every side.

Arise, Lord!
Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
May your blessing be on your people.

 

Hannah’s Prayer of Praise (1 Samuel 2:1–10)

When Hannah received the child she begged God for, her first instinct is to praise the One who provided. She wants to thank Him for His greatness and His deliverance. Too often we pray before receiving, but then forget to pray after God answers. Let this prayer guide you in thanks:

“My heart exults in the Lord;
my horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth derides my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.

“There is none holy like the Lord:
for there is none besides you;
there is no rock like our God.
Talk no more so very proudly,
let not arrogance come from your mouth;
for the Lord is a God of knowledge,
and by him actions are weighed.
The bows of the mighty are broken,
but the feeble bind on strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread,
but those who were hungry have ceased to hunger.
The barren has borne seven,
but she who has many children is forlorn.
The Lord kills and brings to life;
he brings down to Sheol and raises up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich;
he brings low and he exalts.
He raises up the poor from the dust;
he lifts the needy from the ash heap
to make them sit with princes
and inherit a seat of honor.
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
and on them he has set the world.

“He will guard the feet of his faithful ones,
but the wicked shall be cut off in darkness,
for not by might shall a man prevail.
The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces;
against them he will thunder in heaven.
The Lord will judge the ends of the earth;
he will give strength to his king
and exalt the horn of his anointed.”

 

Here are some things to consider when Praying:

1. Address God’s rightful place as the Father

2. Worship and praise God for who He is and all that He has done

3. Acknowledge that it is God’s will and plans are in control and not our own

4. Ask God for the things that we need

5. Confess our sins and repent

6. Request protection and help in overcoming sin and satan’s attacks on us

 

additional resources:

 

I will end with the serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
As it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
If I surrender to His Will;
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life
And supremely happy with Him
Forever and ever in the next.
Amen.

“Me Too”

“Me Too”

 

Harvey Weinstein has been much of the talks lately.  Many are coming out whom have been directly affected by Harvey, and many more are coming out whom have been affected by others.  You and I have all seen the way they have been coming out.  #MeToo.

 

​http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/alyssa-milano-elevates-harvey-weinstein-conversation-50525732

 

The Me Too movement as you know came about as a response and to bring awareness to the situation at hand since the Harvey Weinstein controversy.  Since the first post about this situation “more than 53,000 people had left comments and thousands of women had declared “Me Too,” sharing their stories of rape, sexual assault and harassment across social media, including some for the first time.”

 

 

 

 

I too included a “me too” post for the very first time. I have never shared my story, but I have undergone sexual assault and harassment.   It took a lot for me to even write those two words because it meant admitting to myself that I am a victim of assault.  I never reported my assailants, nor would I at this point. One of them is deceased, the other was really young when he did so.  I was young myself and did not know how to talk about or process what I endured.  My post also shows my family a truth about my past which I never wanted to discuss, never have discussed with them, nor do I have any intentions to further discuss with them nor my spouse. 

 

Some may have seen it, some may have not.  Those two little words I wrote in solidarity for being victimized, but any further elaboration up to that point was not going to be given.  Many though chose not to admit their assaults or harassment in this movement.  Many are still unable to handle such memories or just want to bury their past deep down to the bottoms of the oceans. I do not blame them.


I commend the women whom have been able to share their stories in public. They are stronger than I am for sharing their stories along side their Me Too.  

 

As I write this I can vividly see the faces of the two whom have harassed/assaulted me in my past.  I can vividly see where I was, what I wore, What was said and what happened after the fact.  I cringe at the memory. I feel repulsed by myself.

I couldn’t add more than those two words.

My family follow me on social media.

I didn’t want to disclose more than I did.

Saying me too, I said more than I ever did since my first encounter.

As mentioned earlier one of the assailants I was told passed away.  Died too young.  Died in a hit and run accident in Florida.  It was horrendous to hear.  I never wished either of the two any wrong.  I forgave them both. Though I am scarred by the memories…I forgive them each time I think of it.  The one who passed away shouldn’t have died the way he did.  He was on his way to get milk for his infant.  I cried at the news.  Like I said I did forgive him. In person at that.  (though I did leave him with a black eye and a few scratches to the face at our encounter).

 

Sometimes we are victimized not by strangers but people we know and associate with.  Sometimes its a relatives.  I thank God in my case neither are relatives.  They were people I have known though.  People I didn’t think would do such a thing.

 

What I ask is that Mothers of boys, lets teach our sons to respect women. Lets raise our boys not to harass or assault anyone.  Teach our children boundaries.  Teach our children respect overall.  Teach our children “personal space”.  Teach our children how would you feel if you were in those shoes?  Teach our children what If it were me your mom or sibling that this had happened to.  We need to make things personal in order to assess our feelings accordingly.  We need to hold ourselves accountable for our own actions.

 

Mothers of daughters, teach your daughters to speak up.  Teach your daughters to defend themselves.  I may not have been able to speak up or do something the first time.  The second time I did fight back.  I did not turn the other check like the bible says, and I have asked for forgiveness in that.  I did defend myself.  I did not report to any authorities of anything nor did I file complain.  I probably should have.

 

Remember to please not judge those victimized.  No one ever asks to be raped, harassed or assaulted.  It’s not something that one says Hi, I’m here, Pick me, Choose me, attack me?


 We need to respect the privacy of those whom admit they were victims; but do not want to disclose anything further than two words.

 

It is hard.

 

Here are affiliated articles on the #metoo movement.:

 

Pslams 9:9

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

 

As with all that I do, let us end in a prayer.

Father God I thank you for another day to speak about a topic which is not spoken about often enough.  Lord you are my stronghold, in the good times and in my times of trouble.  Lord you are the stronghold to the many women whom have been victimized during the years.  I once again come before you and seek forgiveness for my transgressions on the issues I mentioned above and I forgive those whom have caused harm to my person.  God you know the situation that occurred, you know how it has affected me and why I choose not to disclose more than I did.  Lord I still want to forgive my transgressors and once again ask for forgiveness for my transgressions.  Lord I ask you provide strength and guidance to the many victims whom have yet found an outlet or confide in someone to discuss their circumstances and experience.  May they find refuge in you so that they too can forgive and move forward.  I know it is hard my Lord, but with you all things are possible.  Amen.

Where you go

​For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go psalms 91:11

As a mom that is all I ask and pray for every single day.
Please dear Lord Protect my husband, my children, my family, my friends and loved ones every which way they go.  It is natural to want your loved ones to be protected. It is natural to want their safety.  It is natural to ask for guidance.  It is natural to want the best forthem.  It is natural. Praying over them, trusting in the Lord to cover over themis not natural, that is not of the flesh, that is superntural; and that is ok as well.  
Every morning  I put my faith and trust in the lord that my family and loved ones will be fine by te For he will order his angels to protect you wherever you go psalms 91:11

As a mom that is all I ask and pray for every single day.
Please dear Lord Protect my husband, my children, my family, my friends and loved ones every which way they go.  It is natural to want your loved ones to be protected. It is natural to want their safety.  It is natural to ask for guidance.  It is natural to want the best forthem.  It is natural. Praying over them, trusting in the Lord to cover over themis not natural, that is not of the flesh, that is superntural; and that is ok as well.  
Every morning  I put my faith and trust in the lord that my family and loved ones will be fine by the end of the day.  My faith and my trust in the lord allows me to go about my day without worrying for their well being.  My faith and trust in the lord helps me keep my sanity knowing that his angels wll protect my loved ones every turn they make.
Trust in God.

Have Faith in God.

Believe in God.

Ask God.

He will answer.
I recently made a shirt for a friends new born, her child was a promise from God to that family.

The shirt said:

“They Prayed.

God Answered.

I am here.

Faith. Trust. Believe they did.”
Ask and ye shall receive.

Pray, and ask.

He will answer.

Your answers will arrive.

You need to have faith, Trust in him and believe….like they did….or more like do.
God answers, I know this for a fact.
Every day I ask for my families protection, and every day he gives it to me.

Glory to the King.

Glory to the God of Abraham.

Glory to our father sitting on the throne.

Glory to him who makes all things possible.
Father I thaank you foor this day.  I thank you for your amazing works.  I thank you for fullifling your word and promise.  God you are good, God you are mighty, God I love you. Father  I ask you to continue to send your angels over ll my loved ones.  I ask you to guide and protect them  I ask you to cover them.  Protect them which each step they take with every breath they inhale, with ever move they make.  Amen.

Called 2 Serve

God has been such a blessing.

Many have generously supported many of the causes I am advocating for as far as relief efforts are concerned.

Next week my church will be collecting items to send out to the islands.

God has not only answered my prayers and petitions but had blessed our people’s with such great people whom are willing to help.

For next week event I’m making these for the volunteers:

We are called 2 Serve as Christian’s.

We are called to serve our lord.

Called to serve the underserved.

Called to serve those in need.

We are called to be beacons of light for Christ.

God has answered my prayers and I’m his honor we shall wear this as a reminder that in all we do, even in helping others, God comes first.

Help needed.

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additional means to help:

 

I want to apologize first to my lord and savior for not writing and blogging about his word, love and mercy.

Second I want to apologize to the readers whom are lifted up when you read the words that the lord inspired me to write.

Since hurricane Harvey I have been campaigning on stop for relief efforts for all in need. Whether by providing information as to where to donate aid, time, monetary donations or goods. I have family whom recently moved to Texas, my heart was heavy, luckily my family do not live within the regions which were affected. Despite that blessing my call towards servitude never falters. As Christian’s we are called to service. My calling is evermore present right now… the phone is ringing and Lord knows I’m answering any which way that I can.

Then hurricane Irma hit and destroyed Many islands which many of my relatives resides in as well as Florida where I have many relatives as well. Yet again my campaign continued to help any which way I could. Advertising relief efforts, advertising information…. any which way I am able to help I can.  Irma destroyed my father in laws properties in St. Martin.  Irma destroyed my uncles properties in St Thomas and St. Croix.  Irma destroyed many parts of Puerto Rico.

Now Maria…..oh María…. you finished off what Irma started and now, because of you I haven’t had a good nights rest. I can’t complain I have it better off compared to my island folks, compared to my paisanos. My heart is heavy. Still haven’t heard from many relatives. Many are without power, without food, without water, without their shelters.

As I write this I fight back tears which I thought I no longer thought I had any left. I have cried so much since Harvey, I cried ever more since Irma and Maria.  Maria has forced everyone to get down on their knees and seek God.  I have been working non stop and will continue working within the next few weeks for relief efforts for the carribean.  I heard from half of my family in Puerto Rico….Half.  a quarter of them are doing ok, surviving.  the other quarter are struggling….my heart is torn….theres not much I can do for them, I feel so helpless…so I find strength in God and my calling of servitutde to help.

 

As I write this post, the song that came up was Israel & the New Breed.  Oh GOD I cannot control the waterworks. But thank you…thank you.  This is what sticks out…

It’s not over, It’s not finished.
It’s not ending,
It’s only the beginning when God is in it.
All things are new.
All things are new.

I know it’s darkest just before dawn.
This might just be the hardest
Season you experience.
I know it hurts; it won’t be too long.
You’re closer than you think you are;
You’re closer than you’ve been before.
Oh look to the sky, help is on the way

We believe it
We declare it
We decree it over you
It’s not over when God, when God,
When God is in it.
No limits no boundary
I see increase all around here, yeah

God I needed those words…My family needs help. I know you shall provide.

The islands need help, I have faith, I trust in you with all my might that you will provide for them all.

 

God all is in your hands.

Many were forced down on their knees.  I trust in you.!

There is an urgency to give…please give.

If you are trying to contact family members in Puerto Rico, the American Red Cross Safe and Well website allows individuals and organizations to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is open to the public and available in English and Spanish. You can also contact the Washington, DC, offices of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, at 202-800-3133 or 202-800-3134, or email maria1@prfaa.pr.gov or maria2@prfaa.pr.gov. If your loved one needs emergency assistance, you can alert the U.S. State Department by calling 800-407-4747 (in the U.S. and Canada) or 202-501-4444 (from overseas).

https://www.youcaring.com/mexicoandpuertorico-959275

https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php

https://www.ny.gov/programs/empire-state-relief-and-recovery-effort-puerto-rico

https://www.directrelief.org/

https://catholiccharitiesusa.org/

http://www.salvationarmy.org/

https://hispanicfederation.org/unidos

http://unidosporpuertorico.com/en/VkMoZ/

https://www.habitat.org/

http://www.savethechildren.org/site/c.8rKLIXMGIpI4E/b.6115947/k.B143/Official_USA_Site.htm

Drop Off Supplies VIA NYS

Across the state, New Yorkers are encouraged to drop off goods for donation at the below listed drop-off locations. We are only accepting the following items for donation: batteries, flashlights, portable lanterns, diapers, baby wipes, cases of water and feminine hygiene products. All items must be unopened and in their original packaging.

The drop-off sites will accept donations every day between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Capital Region

Empire State Plaza Main Concourse
Albany

Central New York

Senator John J. Hughes State Office Building
333 E. Washington Street
Syracuse

Finger Lakes

State Police Zone Station
1155 Scottsville Road, Suite 400
Rochester

Long Island

Perry B. Duryea State Office Building
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge

Mid-Hudson Valley

Yonkers Armory
2 Quincy Place
Yonkers

Mohawk Valley

Utica State Office Building
207 Genesee Street
Utica

New York City

Jacob K. Javits Center
655 W. 34th Street
New York

Shirley A. Chisholm State Office Building
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn

Jamaica Street Armory
93-05 168th Street
Queens

Roberto Clemente State Park
301 West Tremont Ave
Bronx

Department of Motor Vehicles (to begin accepting donations on 9/26)
696 E Fordham Road
Bronx

Southern Tier

Binghamton Armory
85 West End Avenue
Binghamton

Western New York

Connecticut Street Armory
184 Connecticut Street
Buffalo

Please help any way you can, not just to Puerto Rico but the other areas affected.

 

May god bless you all.

 

Father God I thank you for the valuable lessons you have taught us within the past few weeks.  I apologize for not spreading your word in writing, but I have been sharing your spirit of love and compassion.  Father You are merciful, you are loving, you are the alpha and the omega.  God I humbly ask for aid not just for my mother land, but the others whom were affected by all this natural disaster.  As we sit here in the flesh in worry, concerned, with a want and desire to help, GOD know that I trust and have faith in you.  I pray that for many this was a time where their faith in you was restored.  Many were brought down to their knees and Lord I know you have your reasons for which we will not know.  I ask for help for all these people in need. I ask that you who can provide; provide them with the ailments they need to sustain until all these islands are fully restored.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

What are you doing for others?

Again I want to begin my apologies on my infrequent posts.

Yet I also want to pose this question……

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I do have a few posts pending that I am jotting down in journals and when they are finalized I will do so.

 

Today I just had to write something.

 

The situations within the areas destroyed by both Irma & Maria are dire.  They are serious.

 

With all I do I am putting God first.  Most of my efforts have gone towards helping as much as I can.

 

I do not care what side of the Political platform you stand on. Whether Red or Blue.

Whether politics, faith, beliefs, ideologies, practices, etc…we can all agree to disagree.

 

Humanitarian efforts is my concern.

So I will share knowledge on social media.

I will share places for aids and resources.

I have been organizing and organizing making phone calls, planning to ensure we get what we need to get to help as much as we can.

Remember you and I, we are literally better off right now than many.

Did you sleep in your bed? Have a roof over your head? Do you have food? Money? able to eat? drink fresh water? access to electricity and gas??  did you say yest to one or more of these questions?  Then you are better off than many within these devastated areas throughout the Caribbean.

 

Articles are circulating, read people, read, not everything we read is factual…so I will not write on facts nor stats.

 

What I will write upon is the bases of respecting peoples rights and respecting peoples differences of opinions.

Jobs are being created, though the pay isn’t great, and the disparities between the USA pay scale and the Caribbean is not  WELL, NOR FAIR to say the least. Yet right now is not the moment for politics…this will be a conversation for a later date.

 

My concern is recovery efforts.  Not just for my island, but the other islands.

 

Many have been criticizing, the different political views, agendas etc.

look reporters with biases on both sides are making claims defending their views regardless…. Read them all is what I say, deduce your own conclusion, but before one criticizes and judges someone for a mere post…..whether due to inadequacies or disparities or injustices or whatever the case may be, know that I too have people I am worrying about not just home, but from the other islands.

So before I deflect anymore…..What are you doing to help??

 

You are quick to give feedback, quick to slam dunk and voice an opinion, quick to tell someone off or want to check someone….but what are you doing to help?

 

Remember
“God redeemed you so you could do his ‘holy work’.  You’re not saved by services, but you are saved for service. ”  – Pastor Rick Warren

 

“We Serve because we are saved” – Pastor Rick Warren

 

2 timothy 1:9 says

He has saved us and called us
with a holy calling,
not according to our works,
but according to His own purpose and grace,
which was given to us in Christ Jesus
before time began.

You have it better off than many, please remember that.  Help, because you can. Help, because you care, not for a publicity stunt.

Be humble.

In a few days once I start posting the journal entries I am working on I will write about a story (still ongoing) which is humbling me to the core of my being.

 

I will continue to Journal that story, to give testimony of God’s greatness.

In all things that we do just remember, God First.

 

Before I go please answer to yourself…What are you doing for others?

 

 

 

 

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