The fruit of the righteous is a tree of Life, And he who wins souls is wise. (Proverbs 11:30)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Your Beauty

Your beauty....should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit , which is of great worth in God’s sight.
1 Peter 3:3-4

Beauty that exalts the mind and spirit comes from God.
We are made beautiful by Christ’s perfect love for us, love made visible in the beauty of His cross. As we consider that love, the Holy Spirit shapes and transform our hearts so that, little by little we become more like Jesus in love and service.

If you ever get judge by your looks, think of God...think that you are His creation and that you are His precious daughter/son.....Outside beauty is temporary, but inner beauty is eternal.

Friday, January 20, 2012

I Don't Want to Remember

The memories came back :(
I don't like when I wake up in the middle of the night and I start thinking about things.
Many times I go back to my country and the civil war that went on for so many years. I don't like to think of the fear I got to live with for so many years. I don't like when the thoughts comeback they don't go away for a few days.

Two nights ago I started thinking about the long days at school, when I say "long" I mean 'long'. I was in high school (Bachillerato) in Spanish. I was living in a town far away from my Catholic school. I used to take two different buses back and forth from school, one will take me from my neighborhood to downtown and the second one from downtown to school, I guess total travel was about an hour.
I saw so many bad things that only happen in a war.

My first class started at 8:00 am and the last one ended at 7:00 pm. for a seventeen year old girl that was dangerous and very scary.

This particular night I remember one of the nuns prayed to the virgin Mary for our safety travel.
I was glad that she did that, even dough it was to the virgin Mary and not Jesus, at that time I didn't know any better, but my God is so merciful that no matter what He was there with me.

I  remember getting off the bus in downtown and walking a few blocks down to the next bus stop. I was always walking kind of fast that way no one will talk to me or try to get my attention for the wrong reason.
I was getting close to the next bus stop and I could see a lot of people waiting for the I was getting closer I can see sitting on a door step these two young boys, I knew they were bad news, but I needed to pass next to them, then I can see that at the end of the building was a dark ally. I saw the older boy getting his friend's attention with his elbow and they both looked at me...I passed them and I can see them with the corner of my eyes getting up and started following me...I thought "this is it, they will push me into the ally take my watch and rape me" I started praying for protection within a second...I felt like a warm embrace and like if an invisible shield covered me, with that my body felt warm and I felt peace in my heart, but I kept my steady pace, they didn't do anything, I got to the bus stop and went straight to a girl who was standing by her self, I told her that those two boy were following me, she recommended that we should stay together until the bus arrive.
These two boy went an yanked a wrist watch from this woman who was standing in the meddle of the crowd, she started screaming saying "those boys stole my watch"....I can still hear her screams.

Now that I'm a follower of Christ I can see that He was the one walking and protecting me all my life. God is so loving and understanding, that even dough I was miss guide in believing that the virgin Mary was the one protecting me, He still loved me for my ignorance. I'm so thankful that God has giving me the opportunity to see that Christ was the one walking those streets with me, making sure that I was protected at all times.


Monday, January 16, 2012

My Pics

I'm trying to get into photography, I"m getting get to know my camera better, I'm enjoying the lessons of how to use the many settings. I'm so happy that my pastor is a photographer and he is willing to teach a group of people of how to use these complicated cameras :)
Here are some of the pics I took after the first lesson.

La Jolla Cove, San Diego Ca....

Sunday, January 8, 2012

God's answers

I love when I see God's answers so clear that I rejoice for many days :)

I have been asking God to help me to be a better witness for Jesus. Many times I think that I'm not doing enough to bring people to Jesus.

I have been struggling with this issue for a long time, however, I keep going, trying to do what's right for Jesus.

Friday I got my answer to my question! this lady at work gave me a birthday card, when I finished reading it, I was tearing up.

It is amazing how God will use a person that you least expect, to have your question answered.
That is the reason why God amazes me everyday!!!

It is not what we think of ourselves, it's the way God sees us, it's they way He bless us for doing our best for His kingdom.

I'm so exited for this year, this year "Jesus" will be the first name that will come out my mouth when someone ask for the reason of me smiling all the time!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

January 6

My birthday is here again! I'm so happy that the Lord has letting me be on this world for so long to experience what life is all about.

I was born in El Salvador, my family was poor, I grew up not having much (not even a hair brush)
I don't believe in material things. I know that material things don't give you happiness.
When you don't have much you cherish more the little you have.

I'm a happy person, I make the best of my past and I strongly believe that since I became Jesus follower my past was wipe out and my sins were forgiven and I became white as snow.

Jesus has giving me so much more now! He has giving me a beautiful family, a beautiful house, a very nice car, the good Lord has giving me more than a hair brush, He has giving me way more than I deserve.

That is why I give all the glory to my Jesus, God father and Holy Spirit.