Category Archives: catholic

Our Criminal Justice System Makes Mistakes (Too Often)

I no longer can support the State with the power of life and death when wrongful conviction case after wrongful conviction case have shown just how often the justice system gets it wrong. I’m voting to end the Death Penalty in my state.  Here’s more explanation. Personally, I’m not opposed to the death penalty per se, philosophically or religiously.  I’m… Read more »

I’m Voting YES to End the Death Penalty in California (After Years of Supporting It)

“As of October 2015, we have executed over 1,414 individuals in this country since 1976. 156 individuals have been exonerated from death row – that is, found to be innocent and released – since 1973.  In other words, for every 10 people who have been executed since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S., one person has been set… Read more »

Beginning to Look (and Feel) a lot like Christmas!

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas indeed! Tezi and I are decorating the noble fir Christmas tree that we purchased yesterday.  It’s an exciting and joyous time.  We wanted to share our love with you, wishing you all of the blessings of God during this season where we celebrate the birth of the Christ, Jesus of Nazareth, called… Read more »

I am half agony, half hope… Terrorism & Suffering

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Unfortunately, we don’t need a reminder that there is much suffering in this world. Any brief glance at the daily news is enough to confirm your worst fears. Somebody’s nightmare is being lived out somewhere, at nearly any time of day. Last night, Nov. 18, during a Bible study that Tezi and I attend, a woman was expressing with much… Read more »

How To Make Today Better Than Yesterday – Avoid the Old Mistakes!

Overcoming bad habits is not easy. We often carry a lot of shame and guilt for our past decisions, even if it was just yesterday. In this video, Jer & Tezi help you learn how to avoid making the same bad choices over and over again. Here’s how to make today better than yesterday. Here’s one step in the right… Read more »

In Order To Move On (you must first understand something)

“In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did, and why you no longer need to feel it.”  ~Mitch Albom There are two points that I want to touch on here. One is what I think is the obvious point of what Mitch is trying to say, and that is, in order to avoid our… Read more »

Fact: Mistakes Are Necessary and Even Good

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Everyone hates making mistakes.  Nothing new.  But here’s a friendly reminder: without the mistakes we’ve made in our lives how could we ever learn, how could we grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally?  The answer is that we wouldn’t grow, at least not very well. That’s the problem with drugs and substances, and addictions in general, dear reader.  And yes, I… Read more »

Jer & Tezi Welcome YOU to Stockman214! (Our YouTube Channel)

Tezi and I made a channel trailer where we get a quick chance to introduce you to ourselves and our youtube channel: Stockman214 It’s a great opportunity to give new viewers a place to start their experience with the channel, as well as put some names to the faces and voices of the videos.  We hope you like it and… Read more »

Another Blessed BLAB Session: Jer & Tezi getting the hang of this

So Monday night’s blab went really well.  Thankfully, and maybe even surprisingly. When something goes so well the first time: see our post about our first time doing a BLAB session– there’s going to be some trepidation about the next time, thinking maybe the first time was a fluke.  But we’re very happy to report that our first awesome experience on BLAB wasn’t… Read more »

Pray for those who persecute you

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“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy.  But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!   In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.  If… Read more »