23 August 2021

Like a warm hug...

The sun comes up, and the sun goes down.
The tide comes in, and the tide goes out.
Those who can, survive, to keep hope alive,
Until the Lord comes again to free us from
Our troubles and bring us home to Paradise.
Oh Lord, that our efforts are not in vain,
Please give us this day some daily bread
To share with those who have none
Like a warm hug from an angel, so that we may
Love our neighbors in the communion of brotherhood,
That every person on earth can have a full stomach,
Peace in their heart, and soul, and mind, and the
Blessed assurance of salvation. Amen!


16 August 2021


There is a word called "inevitable"
That is spelled the same in English
And in Spanish. It is pronounced
Differently but means the same thing...
"Unavoidable and certain to happen."
Things that we don't yet understand
Until such time that it is almost too late.
Wake up, oh my soul and look around you
To see where your journey has taken you
And to see where you are presently going.
This is the time for searching out the truth.
It is the day that the Lord has made
For us to rejoice and be glad in it,
To be happily seeking our salvation.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
And my family, all the days of our lives,
And we will dwell in the house of the Lord,


08 August 2021

An observation...

After His Baptism by John the Baptist, Jesus prayed for forty days in the desert and then received three temptations by Satan. In his wonderful book, "The Life of Christ", Bishop Fulton J. Sheen writes that the third temptation was political and so Christianity and Politics have been closely associated for about two millennia.

Saint Augustine, in his book "Confessions" said that the third temptation is a wish to be feared or loved by people for no other reason than the joy derived from such power, which is no joy at all. It is a repulsive life of wretched vanity.

If we hold certain offices in society it is often deemed necessary to be loved and feared by people and the enemy of true happiness will always tend to be on the offensive. When we are avid to amass such approval, we may be caught off guard. We cease to find our joy in truth and place it in deceitfulness. It becomes our temptation to be loved and feared not for the sake of truth but for our own sake.


01 August 2021

One more day...

Many of us look forward to eternal life.
But first we must deal with the present reality,
And know how to live here for the time being.
The past is no more, and the future is not yet.
There is only today and eternity to contemplate.
We live in this moment instant by instant.
Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery,
And today is a precious gift from God.
This is the day the Lord hath made.
Let us rejoice and be glad in it,
"Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam,"
For the Greater Glory of God.
​"Hoy, gracias a Dios, un otro día más​."
​Today, thanks be to God, one more day.​


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I was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. I have been living in Mexico since January 6th, 1999. I am continually studying to improve my knowledge of the Spanish language and Mexican history and culture. I am also a student of Mandarin Chinese.