Category Archives: the Church

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 »

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 »

Why I’m thankful for suffering

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I am, indeed, thankful for my struggle.   There were times during my struggle where I had a very difficult time saying these words.  Too many times while in the midst of my trials I simply wanted to be delivered from the difficulty.  Because of the suffering I was enduring at the time, it was too often difficult-to-the-point-of-nearly-impossible for me… Read more »

The greatest of all mysteries is love.

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No life is happy without mystery, and the greatest of all mysteries is love. -Venerable Fulton J. Sheen Whether you find yourself seeking love or struggling through a love lost, whether you’re enjoying the beauty of love at its fullest or are either happily or unhappily single, Tezi and I would like to offer to you that God is not… Read more »

Our First Time on BLAB (Part 2) – come blab with us!

You may want to read the previous post “Part 1” on this topic first.  Just click here. What a surprise and blessing that “Blab” experience turned out to be. Tezi and I finally successfully started and hosted a blab that we titled “Why are relationships so difficult?” We very quickly had other participants join our discussion (Tezi thinks this sentence… Read more »

The goal of each day…

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You are not the standard…

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Believe the best about people… Pray for their short comings, You are not the standard We all need grace… – Lecrae Amen.   How much more peace would this world have if we all treated others according to this truth? God bless you dear reader.   May these words resonate within your heart.

Find the strength to walk away…

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God invites us to draw near to Him when we are weak and afraid. Then He will fill us with His magnificent strength so we can triumphantly walk away from the bondage of our past and begin a new life in Him. – T.D. Jakes

The Deeper the Suffering, the Closer to…

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Just as it’s true that the deeper the night the better the meteor shower, so too, the deeper our suffering, the better to see the Divine shower of blessings that are falling upon us… even in the hardest of times. Thank you for stopping by.  Please like this post if you’d like to see more.  Tezi and I would love… Read more »