On heavens doorstep, waiting to enter

I am in a place were everyone seeks the peace and comfort that only our lord and savior Jesus can bring. It is a section in the hospital were patients are kept comfortably until their time is called upon by our God. I am in the transitional wing at the medical center.

A very good family friend, Tony has been battling lung cancer for a very long time. This past week, he suffered a stroke and landed in the hospital. They have also found 4 small spots on his brain. He can no longer eat anything. The doctors says that it’s a matter of time.

As a friend of his, I am struggling dealing with this. I always think about the laughter Tony has brought my wife and I. He has been a tremendous friend, and someone who can make you laugh at any given time. This also reminds meow my parents. I miss them dearly. I thank you lord for their health. I thank you lord for the love the have for each other.

If I am struggling this much, I can only imagine how his family feels. Tony’s passing can be at any second. They are such a loving family, I pray lord that you continue to strengthen them.

Lord, I pray for peace and comfort for all family and friends of Tony. Send the peace that only the holy spirit can bring. These are trying times when the minuets seems like hours, hours seems like days, days like years, and years are forever. The angst and anxiousness with each passing second is unbearable. The peace that only you lord can bring is what we need at this moment.

In Jesus name I pray!

Amen

PJ

Entering a new world of business

Have you every experienced God setting up events in your life and it just causes you to be in awe?  What started out as a burden ended up being the very thing to get you over the hump.  Well that is what is happening in my life now.  I will not be boring you with details, but i do want to to praise the lords name for watching over me always.

I am grateful that the business is now off the ground and boy have we hit the ground running!!!

(shamless plug) PLEASE VISIT The Sardoma Group, Inc. website  for the latest as far as this venture goes; and of course if there is anything we can do for you just email us!  Now, that we got that out of the way, back to how God has turned an “unfortunate incident” into a blessing.

Within a few hours of the website being live we have had a lot of interest.  Needless to say that the next two months are going to be full speed ahead.  With trips to Savannah, Hilton Head, Las Vegas, Philippines, and possibly Guam; I am going to be beyond busy.  I could have never thought that it would be like this.

A couple of years ago, I was sick in the hospital for a week with a sever case of pneumonia.  That derailed my attending school full time and forcing me to enter the workforce.  In that time, i held jobs with titles Store Manager, District Trainer, Sales Manager, General Manager.  The jobs were great and the pay enabled me to support myself and my family with more to spare.  But in the back of my mind, I was always asking myself “why would the lord allow me to be sick?”  Fast forward to the present; I am back in school in line to earn my PhD.  Remember me constantly asking God “why did i have to be sick?”  Well if i wasn’t sick, I would not have been forced to enter the workforce and get real life experience.  Without the managerial experience  I would not be able to pursue a PhD.  In the end, the pain of being sick ended up being a blessing in disguise.  In no way could i imagine my getting sick as the foundation for obtaining my PhD.

As Christians, we are always in line to receive God’s graces.  What we need to realize is that the way we receive God’s grace is not always in a manner we think it should be.  We will always go through obstacles in our lives but with the Lord in your life it is very possible that hose obstacles will in reality be the blessing you are praying for!!!

In his name we live,

PJ

I do not see, yet I believe.

I have been contemplating the last few days my motives for believing in Jesus Christ. I consider myself a logical person who takes into account all avenues of a situation before I make a decision. With that in mind, what makes my relationship with Christ so different? My eyes have never met his and realistically all I know about him is written in a book. I have never spoken to him. Actually I take that back. As far fetched as it may seem, I have spoken to Jesus. There have been times whether in prayer, contemplation, or just laying down for the night when I have felt the presence of holy spirit. Words, thoughts, visions, come to mind when I am in this state. All problems cease to exist. He gives me advice, asks how my day was, even lectures me on the wrongs i have done. For those few minutes, the connection to Jesus is so strong that I can barely move. Exiting that stage of thought is like waking up from a wonderful dream. You feel yourself coming around and fight dearly to stay in that dream.

In the end, I am still a person who thinks things through. I am fortunate that the lord reveals himself to me in this manner. Though I do not see him, I still believe.

I have not seen him, but I have heard him, and most definitely have felt his presence.

Have you felt Christ presence lately,

In his name I write,

PJ

Ramblings of your average Christian

Tonight, i have this feeling in me to praise the name of Jesus and give thanks. It really is hard to describe. There is no rhyme or reason. I did not hit the lottery. My health and the health of my family is good. Today was just filled with little events that when totaled together show me the love that Christ has for myself.

My youngest daughter (kyla) was taking a nap earlier and as she was laying next to me i began to really look at her face. It was so soft, peaceful, and perfect. It was like looking at her mother (though some say that kyla actually looks like me). I remember saying thanks to God for sending me such a gift. Kyla’s first year on earth was not easy. It took numerous trips to the hospital and lots of prayers but she is now a healthy baby.

Just before kyla took nap, we were all watching tv in the living room. I was laying on the floor watching tv when all of the sudden nyah (4 years old) jumps on my belly; gave me a huge hug and kiss ans say “i love you daddy”. As quick as she jumps of my stomach, she jumps off as proceeds on her way.

I have never been one to question the existence of God. I do not need to see him to know that he is out there. There is no need to have a conversation with him. To put it in words that kids would understand; if i never got a text message from him i wouldnt be heart broken. When the lord sets up my days as he did today, well, thats all the proof i need that he is out there.

I pray that you all have experienced days like this.

In Jesus name,

PJ

Why be an undercover Christian? Live life!

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