Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Devil is Already Defeated

Hey!! It's been a while since I've written a blog. I've been busy reading another book that my friend recommended -- 90 minutes in Heaven! I haven't finished it yet. This one is definitely different from the other book -- The boy who came back from Heaven.   This pastor who died from his car wreck visited Heaven and had very similar experiences as the little boy which is amazing. He also came back and didn't want to. He wanted to die again and go back to Heaven. He didn't understand why God would bring him back to suffer so much from his accident. He went through deep depression and all he thought about was getting back "home." You should read the books and how they described Heaven -- it's actually undescribable and so hard to put it in words but it's still beautiful to read about!

I got so much out of this book and I thought how the devil tries SO hard to take every opportunity to destroy the soul. Every one of us is a threat to the devil especially if we follow Jesus Christ who saved us from our sins. As long Christ is in our hearts, the devil can try to destroy our body but he can't destroy our spirits. It is so easy to let the devil become our thoughts and think it's our own but we have to learn how to fight that. Don't forget to acknowledge that the thoughts are not yours and fight it. Don't let the devil stop you from forgiving, loving, show humility, etc. Always put God first  you will know what to do.

This morning I was watching the news on Fox where they were asking the pastor about what he thought of what happened to Japan and if it was a result of a divine retribution or if it means the end is coming.   If you remember the blog I wrote about where Albert Einstein said that " God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man   does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that  comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no  light.'   Like I said, evil will take every opportunity to destroy any souls that has God in it. Its a continous battle, and no matter what happens to us - our body or our family - we still have to fight off the devil and not let them destroy our chance of getting into Heaven where we all undeservingly belong.   Even someone asked me about it and this was my response...

"That's between God and the Japanese. I am not to judge but this type of tragedies forces millions to revaluate their priorities and start thinking about eternity. It's scary and is very serious...God is serious. It seems like God allows the earth to reflect the consequences sin has had on creation. There's an interesting verse in Romans 8:18-28 that is similar to this situation. God sends help through us...people who offer their aid and support through red cross...etc."

Also if you look at 2 Chronicles 7:19-22

....Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house? Then they will say Because they abandoned the Lord, the God of their fathers who brought them out of the land of Egpyt and laid hold on other gods and worshipped them and served them. Therefore he has brought all this disaster on them."

Gil bought a new Bible and in it and I've been reading it too, and on the side, sometimes it shows questions to help us think about the passage that we just read...


Was God tempting Adam and Eve with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (2:17)?

To tempt is to entice to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain. God did NOT TEMPT Adam and Eve (see James 1:13-14). But he gave them a test. God wanted human beings to love him freely but gave them the ability to resist him. Without the opportunity of choosing to love him, their devotion would have been like robotlike. Devotion is real when unfaithfulness is possible.

What do you think of that? It's true, God wants to experience true love and devotion  and in order to feel that way, sometimes God gives us tests  to see just how much we love Him and how much we are able to resist evil for our God.

There would be days where I would feel depressed and that it would be hard for me to wake up in the morning and everything. I would be so upset with feeling this way because I have absolutely no reason to be depressed about --- I have my health, the most wonderful husband that God could've ever given me, my parents with their unconditional love, my family, my friends, even my job where I can make more money to give away more money....etc. So why am I depressed!? Then I realized that wow, evil really sees me as a threat and is trying to take happiness away from me.  It is so easy to take life for granted and be so spoiled by everything that we have been given. Sometimes we think that we earned it so thats why we deserve it too. We don't. The only reason we have these gifts is because God has given it to us.  He is in control. We should humbly accept it and thank Him. Everyday is a miracle, if you think about it. There are THOUSANDS of diseases out there and millions of problems that could easily affected us but if there's not one that is part of our life- that is a miracle!!!  The devil is very sneaky and will take any chance to rob you from getting you to Heaven. What the devil doesn't know is how powerful the Blood of Christ is, that once we ask for forgiviness, walk away from the wicked way....we are saved.  The devil has been Defeated ever since the day Jesus died on the cross for us.

The most difficult and challenging thing is to help others to be on the right path without sounding like we are criticizing or judging them for what they are doing. We want them to be saved and we want them to fight evil but it is hard to tell them that without giving them the wrong idea... but with God and His help, He will help us find the right words. I want to give you permission to help me and let me know if you feel like that I'm distracted or if I'm not doing the right thing, please let me know...through private e-mail or text or whatever! I know how easy it is to be fooled and we are all a target of that.  

Have a great day!! Enjoy every minute of it!!!!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Angels O:-)

Good Morning!! I have been reading this book that my friend Erin recommended, "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven" by Alex & Kevin Malarky. It's an amazing book! I recommend for everyone to read, this reminds me how powerful a prayer can be and how there are angels around us. I remember thinking about them when I was younger and then I grew out of it. I'm sure I've had angels helping me and my family. I know there are so many angels with the Japanese people right now.   Also, I want to warn you about this book, don't expect to read it without crying because that's all I did!!!  I don't want to share too much details about the book in case you want to read it but this little boy had this beautiful opportunity to visit Heaven and meet all the angels and even saw God but not his face because he wasn't ready yet.  He kept saying how Heaven is so beautiful and PERFECT and that it's around us and not in outerspace or anything like that. It's here. This reminds me of what Sharon Stone said on Oprah when she had a near-death experience, she said that it's right here, and that it's like air, it's right in front of your face and you could go in the thin of air.  That statement stuck with me and I remembered again from reading that book.  It was exciting to read the details/preview about Heaven from others. I know some talked about it in the Bible but it's so nice that God is still showing Himself, especially to little kids and I think that's so precious. Little kids don't have any barriers and their hearts are so open to the world that we all grow out of at once point.

I do believe that God sent angels/saints on Earth too. It's not the same as the ones in Heaven with wings but there are people are Earth that I  know God placed them in our path to take care of us.  I've met so many angels growing up when I was going for speech therapy and learning how to function in the "hearing world". These angels gave us so much hope and happiness that I feel blessed to be Deaf so I could meet those people and have them part of my life.  My Aunt Lori is definitely one of them, she is a SAINT. She bends over backwards to help her family and friends. I know nobody's perfect but to me, she's one of the most compassionate person I have ever met. I didn't realize it when I was little but when I grew up and realized how harsh the world can be and how easy it is to be selfish, it made me appreciate my Aunt Lori even more! I used to have this OLD hearing aids where I would need this strapy thingy to hold it. Sometimes it would clash with my outfit so my Aunt would actually design and create new ones for me and made sure that it would match my outfits too!!! She made me feel special, haha. She did more than that too, she and my Uncle Ray provided me a closed captioned box as soon it came out and that helped me learn how to read too. They both have been there for us all my life and even helped me with college too.  She never asks for anything in return.  I have to go visit them this summer, can't believe how life can pass by so quickly. That's what I've learned too, that we should stop and smell the roses and make time to see people that we love and cherish.

I received a text message from my cousin Lisa, she was in Florida visiting my Aunt Maude. Aunt Maude is another saint too, she has ALWAYS been there for me and I never took that for granted because sometimes people come in and out of your life even family do.. but she has always stayed.

So this book made me think about a lot of things that we often take for granted that there are angels around us-- in many different forms. It can be your guardian angel, your family or friends.   It's amazing and what a difference to be around people who accepts you for who you are and even embraces you?? I hope to make others feel the same way. My Aunt Lori, Aunt Maude and of course my parents, have inspired me to give back.

(There's more Angels that I know but too many to list!!! I want to thank everyone for being there for me emotionally, and spiritually)

Check out this link that my mother sent me this morning. I  love it and so funny!! :)
Hilarious Church Signs

P.S. I've learned a lot about Billy Graham recently and I think his website is awesome and would like to share it with you too!!    Billy Graham

Friday, March 18, 2011


Before I go ahead and talk about missionary...I want to start with a joke...

The two priests who fell down the stairs

When the first priest falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and
says, "Oh! Thank God, I didn't break my neck!!"

When the second priest falls down the stairs, he picks himself up and
says, "Whew! well, I'm glad that's over with!!!!!"

I love this because that is soo true!! Think about it...God is in conrtol...everything is planned for us!! So the second priest knew it was inevitable and he had to go through it anyway! Haha!!

I have been reading blogs from my husband's cousins who are missionaries. They came back from Hondurus and is now going to India. I have an extreme respect for missionaries who travel all over their country and world to save souls. I know few other people who are missionaries too. I didn't understand at first about what they were doing until I met my husband's family.  It is so important to preach and share God's word with everyone and help them accept Jesus Christ to be their salvation. The more Christians we have in this world, the better the place would be too. There would be less jealousy, greed, self-destruction, etc. And as a result of that there would be less crimes and all of that but the best part is that you get to live forever in eternity after leaving Earth. That's the most wonderful and undeserving gift from God. He loves us and wants us to be with Him.   Yesterday this quote from his blog stuck out to me and I love this... “You have one business on earth- to save souls.” -John Wesley  

From that, I came up with so many theories of my own!! I will share that with you later. Think about what you can do for God, and you will come up with so many'll be surprised!!

I would like to add that if you're interested in helping a missionary - please check out their website -     I am always trying to be careful to where I donate my money because you don't know if they are actually using it to benefit others. Since I already know these missionaries because they are in my family so I trust them and have absolute confidence/respect for them. They sacrifice/risk their lives to save others and that takes a lot to do that.  If you're not sure about something always double- check with someone before donating to anything and if you know someone who are missionary too please let me know so I can donate for them too!! Thanks!!

God vs. Science Part II

I thought that was a great e-mail and I'm sure you've seen similar e-mails like this before. Isn't it interesting how professors like him challenge God the way he did?  I love science and I think they are the most fascinating piece of work that God created!! It's so complex and so unique that it takes years and years for the human mind to make sense out of it!! The point is, there's always a Creator behind the Creation. It's like what my mother in law said....honor the Creator and not the creation.   I actually had a very interesting conversation with someone at work about this...he TRIED so hard and was determined to tell me that there was NO God. I am sure everyone experiences something like this but I was SO glad I did.  Now it makes sense why they don't believe in Him. I couldn't understand why in the world wouldn't anybody want to believe in God. I just didn't get that they need to see, feel, hear, smell, etc. in order to believe anything....if they couldn't use their senses, then therefore it's not real to them. They forgot one sense....the one that comes from your "gut" and your heart. Somehow you just "feel" that something isn't right and it's like alarm going off inside you to tell you to do something different or warn you about something that's going to happen...I believe that comes from the Holy Spirit. Just like what my other friend from work says. That is one  of the million ways God communicates with us.

My friend said that he applauded on how the Bible has so many "great stories" and that he was impressed with it. That made me laugh. This Book is actually an evidence with writings that you can actually SEE and TOUCH and it's also real. Some of the things in the Bible is consistent with "evidence" that you see in Isreal. If someone wants "proof", go to where Jesus came from and you will see where it happened.  The best part is that people have passed on that stories for so long and for generations to generations...and it has NEVER been destroyed and never did.....this Bible goes WAY back!!  It's amazing how it survived through everything.   Then I was asked a question about dinosaurs...I thought that was a great question and it might be misinterpreted..I googled about this too...these dinosaurs can be mistaken for the demons, serpants, "monsters" that they talked about in the Bible...they could might as well be dinosaurs.  Don't forget that God had to wipe out Earth and clean it for 40 days to start all over....I wouldn't be surprised if he did that when the "monsters" roamed the Earth.  Then let's talk about evolution...this is only a theory and it has never been scientifically proven..I wonder why....I think it's a great way for God to help the living things to evolve and survive over time on Earth...when I asked my friend...ok where did this start? He said the DNA. I asked , where did the DNA come from? The molecules. Then of course, I asked again, where did the molecules come from? The air, the light...great....but where did the Light come from!?!? It has to start from somewhere! :)

Now, that's where faith comes in...when I put all of my faith in God, I can actually see, feel and sense things a lot better than I did before. And it's I've said before...God comes through us-- the people on Earth, animals and maybe even technology too!! He is everywhere...when you believe...all of your five senses come alive and it makes you realize that He is wherever you go...

I do think about why people don't believe in God because of the bad things that happen to good people and it doesn't make sense sometimes and it is hard to understand why these things happen but it happens for a reason...our body is temporary on Earth.  We shouldn't worry so much about what happens to us but what happens to us aftewards. Our soul is the most important thing because it lives on forever and in eternity with God. I love everyone in my family and I love my friends. I want to see them with me for eternity after we live on Earth. And I think people are scared of being judged...its so easy to believe that God doesn't exist because if He doesn't, then there's no judgement. But that's why God sent us  His son Jesus to save us from all sins and forgive us for it too. God knows we are not perfect and that we need the Blood of Christ to help us get into Heaven. Through our Lord Jesus, we can be saved by asking for forgiviness for our sins and accept him to be in our heart where we believe in Him. As long He is with us, we are saved.

God vs. Science Part one...

Check out this e-mail that I received from Gil...

'God vs. Science'

"Let me explain the problem science has with religion."
The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand.
'You're a   Christian, aren't you, son?'
'Yes sir,' the student says.
'So  you believe in God?'
'Is God good?'
'Sure!   God's good.'
'Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything?'
'Are you good or evil?'
'The Bible says I'm evil.'
The professor grins knowingly. 'Aha! The Bible! He considers for a moment. 'Here's one for you. Let's say there's a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help him? Would you try?'
'Yes sir, I would.'
'So you're good...!'
‘I wouldn’t say that.'
'But why not say that? You'd help a sick and maimed person if you could. Most of us would if we could. But God doesn't.'
The student does not answer, so the professor continues. 'He   doesn't, does he? My brother was a Christian who died of cancer, even though he prayed to Jesus to heal him. How is this Jesus good? Can you answer that one?'
The student remains silent. 'No, you can't, can you?' the professor says. He takes a sip of water from a glass on his desk   to give the student time to relax. 'Let's start again, young fella.  Is God good?'
'Er..yes,' the student says.
'Is Satan good?'
The  student doesn't hesitate on this one.. 'No.'
'Then where does Satan come from?'
The student falters. 'From God'
'That's right. God   made Satan, didn't he? Tell me, son. Is there evil in this world?'
'Yes, sir.'
'Evil's everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything, correct?'
'So who created evil?' The   professor continued, 'If God created everything, then God created evil,  since evil exists, and according to the principle that our works define who we are, then God is evil.'
Again, the student has no answer. 'Is there  sickness? Immorality?  Hatred?  Ugliness? All these terrible things, do they exist in this world?'
The student squirms on his feet.   'Yes.'
'So who created them?’
The student does not answer again, so the professor repeats his question. 'Who created them?' There is   still no answer. Suddenly the lecturer breaks away to pace in front of the   classroom. The class is mesmerized.
'Tell me,' he continues onto another student. 'Do you believe in Jesus Christ, son?'
The student's voice betrays him and cracks. 'Yes, professor, I do.'
The old man stops pacing. 'Science says you have five senses you use to identify and observe the world around you. Have you ever seen Jesus?'
'No sir. I've never seen Him.'
'Then tell us if you've ever heard your Jesus?'
'No, sir, I have not.'
'Have you ever felt your Jesus, tasted your Jesus or smelt your Jesus?
Have you ever had any sensory perception of Jesus Christ,  or God for that matter?'
'No, sir, I'm afraid I haven't.'
'Yet you still believe in him?'
'According to the rules of empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, science says your God doesn't exist... What   do you say to that, son?'
'Nothing,' the student replies.. 'I only have my faith.'
'Yes, faith,' the professor repeats. 'And that is the  problem science has with God. There is no evidence, only faith.'
The   student stands quietly for a moment, before asking a question of His own.   'Professor, is there such thing as heat? '
' Yes.
'And is there such a thing as cold?'
'Yes, son, there's cold too.'
'No   sir, there isn't.'
The professor turns to face the student, obviously interested. The room suddenly becomes very quiet.
The student begins to   explain. 'You can have lots of heat, even more heat, super-heat, mega-heat,   unlimited heat, white heat, a little heat or no heat, but we don't have   anything called 'cold'. We can hit down to 458 degrees below zero, which is   no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing   as cold; otherwise we would be able to go colder than the lowest   -458degrees. Everybody or object is susceptible to study when it has   or transmits energy, and heat is what makes a body or matter have   or transmit energy.. Absolute zero (-458 F) is the total absence of heat.
You see, sir, cold is only a word we use to describe the   absence of heat. We cannot measure cold. Heat we can measure in thermal   units because heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just  the absence of it.'
Silence across the room. A pen drops somewhere in   the classroom, sounding like a hammer.
'What about darkness, professor. Is there such a thing as darkness?'
'Yes,' the professor replies without hesitation. 'What is night if it isn't darkness?'
'You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is not something; it is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light, but if you have no light constantly you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? That's the meaning we use to   define the word. In reality, darkness isn't. If it were, you would be able   to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?'
 The professor begins to smile at the student in front of him. This will be a good semester.
'So what point are you making, young man?'
'Yes,  professor. My point is, your philosophical premise is flawed to start with, and so your conclusion must  also be flawed.'
The professor's face cannot hide his surprise this time. 'Flawed? Can you explain how?'
'You are working on the premise of duality,' the student explains.. 'You argue that there is life and then there’s death; a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept  of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought.' 'It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as   the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot   exist as a substantive thing. Death is not the opposite of life, just   the absence of it.'
'Now tell me, professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?'
'If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, young man,yes, of course I do.'
'Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir?'
The professor begins to shake his head, still smiling, as he realizes where the argument is going.  A very good semester, indeed.
'Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you now not a scientist, but a preacher?'
The class is in uproar. The student  remains silent until the commotion has subsided. 'To continue the point you were making earlier to the other student, let me give you an example of what I mean.' The student looks around the room. 'Is there anyone in the   class who has ever seen the professor's brain?' The class breaks out into   laughter. 'Is there anyone here who has ever heard the professor's   brain, felt the professor's brain, touched or smelt the professor's brain?   No one appears to have done so.. So, according to the established rules of   empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no   brain, with all due respect, sir.' 'So if science says you have no brain,  how can we trust your  lectures, sir?'
Now the room is silent. The professor just stares at the student, his face unreadable. Finally, after what seems an eternity, the old man answers. 'I guess you'll have to take them on faith.'
'Now, you accept that there is faith, and, in fact, faith exists with life,' the student continues. 'Now, sir, is there such a  thing as evil?'
Now uncertain, the professor responds, 'Of course, there is. We see it every day.  It is in the daily example of man's inhumanity to man. It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world.. These manifestations are nothing else but evil.'
 To this the student replied, 'Evil does not exist sir, or at least it does not   exist unto itself. Evil is simply the absence of God.. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of   God. God did not create evil. Evil is the result of what happens when man   does not have God's love present in his heart. It's like the cold that  comes when there is no heat or the darkness that comes when there is no  light.'
The professor sat down.
PS: The student   was Albert Einstein.                   Albert Einsteinwrote a book titled 'God vs. Science' in 1921..... 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (BIBLE)

When I was younger, the Bible didn't make ANY sense to me at all. It was so intimidating. I was frustrated because it wasn't clear and direct to the point for me to understand it. I realized that it takes time and patience to "get it", the Bible has been coming more and more alive to me as I grow up learning about Jesus. Sometimes getting the right book and right Bible helps.

It's amazing how I see people have faith in things and how they trust others but they refuse to trust in God.  I thought of this analogy, let me know what you think of it and if it makes sense!

My best friend who knows me so well that she recommends this awesome recipe that she tried, she says its so good that it will be my favorite dish. I trust her because she knows that I'm a picky eater and how much I enjoy chicken and cheese. She warns that it will take a long time to cook it and that I must follow each step with patience or otherwise it won't turn out the way it should.    Now, understand this. I have never seen this dish before, I have no idea how it's going to taste or look. I'm taking a leap of faith and trusting in her that this will come out awesome.  I followed it step by step and ta-da! I made a beautiful chicken smothered in my favorite cheese and she was right! It was delicious and it is my favorite dish!!!

You get the idea. Jesus is my best friend and He has shown us how to live on Earth and He promised us that if we follow His word, we will live an eternal life and Heaven will be our reward! The best part is that if we make a mistake and sin, He will forgive us.  We also have to forgive others as He forgives us.  If we don't believe in our best friend and don't follow the step each way, then we should not expect our dinner the way it should be. God is in control but we have the free will to decide if we want to follow it or not.

God is seen through us...many people have hard time understanding that because they think in order to know Him, they have to see Him as an individual but His presence is everywhere. If you believe, you will notice it.

I also want to take this opportunity to say this... these blogs I'm writing on this websites are my feelings, opinions and interpretations of the Bible that I want to share with my family and friends and it is not intended to judge anybody. Anything you do or say is between You and God, not me.  I have learned to accept that everybody's different from me and that nobody's right or wrong.  I also want to learn how to be open minded too.

Matthew 22:35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

This is not all...there's still so much more to say but will take my time to share it with all of you :)

39 more days til Easter!!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

I love when God says hello :)

Tomorrow is the first day of Lent and then 40 days later, it will be Easter. I was struggling today whether or not to commit to this blog but I have decided to do it ...for at least 40 days anyway and see how it goes!!!

I had a great "conversation" with God today. So many things happened and He answered all of my questions!! I don't believe in coincidence. First I was trying to figure out a way to get rid of my bad habits and I realized that I can't expect God to do everything, He has given me the resources and the tools and all I have to do is take it and apply to my life.... look at the email I received from Gil today ...
 asked God to take away My habit.
God said, No.
It is not for me to take away,
But for you to give it up. 

I asked God to make my handicapped child whole.
God said, No.
His spirit is whole, his body is only temporary. 

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of tribulations; It isn't granted, it is learned. 

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No.
I give you blessings;
Happiness is up to you. 

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No.
Suffering draws you apart from
Worldly cares and brings you closer to me. 

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful. 

I asked God for all things That I might enjoy life.
God said, No.
I will give you life, So that you may enjoy all things. 

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as much as He loves me.
God said...Ahhhh,
Finally you have the idea. 

Have you seen this email before!!?? How cool is this?? Then I went to Safeway today for food shopping...I was supposed to go yesterday but we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and walk outside as much as we could before we met up with friends :) This is the first thing I saw today when I walked in....

How funny is that!? I love it!! So God approves the name of my blog too!! :) 

But, my favorite is when He said "I love you" on our wedding day...if you look closely behind Gil's can see hand shaped saying "I love you" in sign language?   I was so emotional when I saw it. 

Isn't that amazing?? My friend Ken believes He is saying "I REALLY love you." I believe He shows himself in beautiful sunrise/sunsets, mountains, stars, etc. If you have a picture or a story that you would like to share, let me know!!!

I like this Bible Verse today...

Philippians 2:4

Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interest, but also the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus.

Have a great evening!!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Who is the big cheese here?

Have you ever heard of this phrase before??

–noun Older Slang .
an influential or important person: Who's the big cheese aroundhere?

I think it's the most cheesy slang, I ever heard! Everyone who knows me is a big fan of cheese-- I love Harvarti, SHARP cheddar, smoked and regular mozzerella, and the list goes on!!! So of course this helped me come up with a name for this blog...many people have picked awesome name for the blogs so I was just left with cheese which I didn't mind!! 

I've heard/seen people say...hey who runs the show here? Who's the big cheese? Usually, it's our boss or the director of the company/agency but we all know who is the real boss --- God. He's bigger than them so therefore He is bigger than cheese!!! 

Not even the President of the company or the country have that much control!! Only God does and we should trust in Him to let us know what we should be doing. I love my mom's advice..."Take one day at a time". I am always worrying about the future and it's very overwhelming and I'm trying to appreciate the past and live today. If you think about it, God has proved to us that he has taken care of us in the past and that there is no reason to doubt Him. So I am going to worry  appreciate and enjoy today, and nothing else. 

Today I am going to watch McClean Bible Church on-line with closed captions. You should watch it if you can. It starts at 10:45 but there's so much music that it really doesn't start until 11:15 (EST) click here for more information..McClean Bible Church LIVE Lon Soloman is a WONDERFUL speaker and Pastor!! He is amazing!!! I have been reading Fearless from Max Lucado...I love this book because the writing style is's not what I'm used to but they get the message across and the best part is that there's a picture of a little redhead boy jumping off the dock fearlessly with his scuba mask on and I love that because it reminds me of my husband!!   He is the perfect example of God's child, I learn so much from him and God does take care of him...through all different kinds of accidents he goes through with motorcycle and other things!!  He is my hero. And of course, my number one book is the Bible!! 

So let's see what today brings me and I'll worry think about tomorrow  tomorrow :) 

41 days left until Easter!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

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I'm excited about writing my first post!! There's so many things that I would like to say!! I just hope I can organize my thoughts!!  This is the season of Lent, where we should give up something that distract you from becoming closer with the Lord. There are so many distractions in life that is so hard to turn away from. I appreciate Lent because it forces me to re-evaluate myself and my life as a Christian.  We should do this everyday but sometimes it gets the best of us. It's like what Lon said in his Sunday sermon from 2.26.11....that it is our nature to sin and once we leave our body to be with Christ, we will have a new body where our nature is to do good. 

In the Bible it talks about the Temptation of Jesus: Matthew 4:2  where Jesus  was tempted by the devil and he fasted for forty days and forty nights. So I will use this 40 days to Easter to help me resist things that are not good for me in my life and keep myself spiritually healthy. Fear and worrying is something I have to get rid of. 

I love this verse in the Bible..."So don't be afriad. You are worth much more than many sparrows." (Matthew 10:31). It's true, if you think about it...God takes care of the animals on this Earth "Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?.....your Heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his rigthteousness and all these things will be added to you...Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:26-34). This shows that God cares even for the birds and the lilies and how much more will he care for his own. To be anxious, shows a lack of trust in God who promises that he will graciously care for "all these things." We should look it at a different way, God is in control no matter what, we should be humble because we are not here because we "earned" or "deserve" it, it's because God brought us here and we should thank Him. So whatever happens, we should trust God's plan.

The stories and the verses from the Bible has always put me at ease. I will give up few things and commit to it and will keep it between me and God. "And when you fast do not look gloomy like the hypocrites....that your fasting may not be seen by others by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." (Matthew 6:16).

I have so much to learn...I want to take the opportunity to share this with everyone. I feel like this is a great place for all of us to talk about God because we are all so far away from each other and it shouldn't stop us from sharing what we are learning about Jesus. 

Ok, I think my next post will about cheese!!! I will explain more why!! :) Enjoy this beautiful day that God has given us :)

45 more days left 'til Easter !!