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

Life is good EQUALS not talking to Jesus

My life has been going very well the last few months. By the grace of the lord, i am now attening school full time with a graduation date of may 2012. PhD here we come! My kids are healthy, my marriage is rock solid, i have quality friends, and even joined a fraternity i have been wanting to for the longest time. Within the last couple if weeks, we have even purchased a new car. Life is good, but the nights have been quiet.

I am ashamed to say that as my grace increases, my conversations with christ has lessen. I am embarased about this.

I associate this laziness with being back in college. Place yourself back in college and remember all the good times you had. now think of the days of exams, needing money for books, or running low on money on your food card. When times were good, you never called home yet when times were rough, mom and dad were alays the first person you reached out to. Even when you do call them when their is no problems, the conversations are short and impersonal.

That is where i am right now. Im not proud of it…in fact it is very embarasing. With a silent prayer, i ask lord jesus that you forgive me for not reaching out to you in my times of prosperity. I am who i am because if you.

What are some tips you can give in having a continuous conversation with Christ in good and bad times?

We are all royalty because our father is the king of kings,

PJ

Why be an undercover Christian? Live life!

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