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Father George Maddock – a role model who will be missed

With all the talk about the current state of the Catholic church, we forget the many who do great work for the Lord. People like Father George. He was my theology teacher at Father Duenas Memorial School at Mangilao, Guam. He taught me one of the greatest lessons I learned. He taught me how to love Christ in the real world.

This was a man that was after the heart of Christ. I’m not an emotional person by any means but this one got to me. Father George was a molder of men and we are all better sons, husbands, brothers, cousins, uncles, Etc. because of this man. He is the reason why I know the books of the Bible (Ror Cor Gal Eph Philly Col…) and even prepared me for my move to Tampa by sharing what the world outside of Guam was like. Rest easy Father George. I thank you for being an example to many of what love for Christ really looks like. Till next time in heaven. FORTES IS FIDE.

I got my prayers answered…now what? Part 1

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I am at a good place right now.  Despite all the worry, and “what ifs” I am facing, I step back and look at everything the lord has given me.  My family is whole, my work life is at its highest, and I even got an unexpected raise (it was a Facing The Giants kind of moment.)

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I pray so much when things are not going well and I need to have that same passion of praying when things are going great.  The thing is what do I pray for?

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Today, I take the words of Pastor Rick Warren as a call to not just sit back and marvel at everything that the lord has given me.  I need to get up and use it to further his kingdom. Lets see where this all leads to… PJSLB

Blessed with another year

As the clock hits 12:00 am, today is the day I was born into this earth on April 10 in Brooklyn, New York. My journey has taken me to Guam, The Philippines, New Jersey, and Georgia. In the now 39 years, I have traveled the world and seen the good and bad that this life has. I have very few friends but I have a loving family and more importantly, a loving God.

I thank you lord for EVERYTHING. I thank you for your love and your grace. I thank you the cross and the fulfillment of scriptures. I thank you for the Holy Spirit. I thank you for your patience. I thank you for the people in my life.

Chase not the praises of man but the heart of God. PJSLB

No matter what the future holds, my God reins over all now and forever.