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Keeping your eyes on Christ

Life is just full of ups and downs, good and bad, positive and negative thoughts. The world is just full of opportunities to get your mind focused on something that will bring your down a path that separates your from Christ. Im not saying that you have to completely shut yourself off from the world. What I am saying is that you should take everything in stride. Realize that what you are watching, reading, listening, etc. is simply a made up world. Have a great day my brother and sisters in Christ.

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