19 November 2022

Hell to pay?

I didn't ask to be born into this world.
The terms are very tough indeed.
If it be thy will Lord, turn me into dust again,
For it is not for me to make endless misery for myself.
Thy will be done and not mine but please have mercy dear God 
The choice between eternal life or eternal damnation 
Makes no sense to me at all. Of course I choose eternal life, 
I am not stupid nor am I complaining, I'm just puzzled.
I'm trying to enjoy all of the good things that you have given me 
But I am fearful of the hell to pay if I make the wrong choice.
I know you chose to give me life and the free will to choose you,
And reward me when I do, but at times I worry about it.
When sinful behavior appears more tempting than good 
And I am weak, I fear eternal damnation. 
What if I am trapped in my grave or some cold dark abyss 
And and physically be dead but still alive spiritually to contemplate 
Forever the poor choices that I had made in life.
Heavenly Father, please save me from myself. 
Take away my useless worrying, anxieties and fears.
Forgive my sins and grant me peace in my heart.
Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done,
On Earth as it is in Heaven. Amen!


20 October 2022

Keep the Faith

God has a message for you, and is waiting patiently for your call.
Get in touch with Him through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
He wants you to know that He loves you and that if you believe in Him,
He will take away your anxieties and fears and forgive your "mistakes."
Call on Him and He will answer you and show you many great things.
Wait patiently for His blessings and tread a righteous path.
In the meantime keep the faith and never give up, for He is our strength.
Eternal life will set us free and this freedom is free for the asking.
The bill was paid by Jesus Christ on the cross long ago.
I found the Lord Jesus and Jesus loves me.
Thank you Lord Jesus for setting me free! 


07 October 2022

When will we ever learn?

Political corruption in a society is like a cancer.
When a cancer spreads all over a body,
Cutting off a finger will be of little help.
Elections happen so that the old money can go out
And come back masquerading as new money.
The country is no longer run by elected leaders.
The country is run by money and purchased leaders.
Leadership becomes the appearance of leadership.
Those brave and honest souls who try and buck the system
Are dragged down like a deer by a pack of wild dogs.
When the skeletons are found and removed from the closet,
Plenty of new skeletons will take their place.
Violent revolution is not a good thing. It goes on forever.
Peace is the first rule of civilization, and,  
Without morality there can be no peace.
"Science" is not our creator, nor our savior.
Almighty God isn't dead. He is alive and well.
He was, and is, and forever shall be the same.
He is telling us for the umpteenth time:
"If My people who are called by My name
Humble themselves and pray, and seek My face,
And turn away from their wicked ways,
Then I will hear their prayers from Heaven, I will
Forgive their sins, and heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14)
Please tell me, Oh Lord. When will we ever learn?  


27 September 2022

Here is solace, let worries cease.

Threescore and ten is the beginning of the end,
When one begins to understand the reality of mortality.
Don't be blinded by only what you can see, but
Break the bond between your mortal eyes
And your immortal soul, and fix upon the essence
Of what lies beyond our earthly experience.
The answers are in the realm of the metaphysical.
Don't be blind to the certainty of the Creator,
And don't be willfully blind to your blindness.
All will eventually be revealed at the end of time.
It's just a matter of putting patience to the test.
Life is like a book and every day is a new page,
Until you find yourself on the last one and then
It says, "The End!" but if you believe in God,
It will say instead..."To Be Continued!"
We have God's Word on it!  (John 1:1-3)
"In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God, and the Word was God.
He was in the beginning with God.
God created everything through Him."
When you finally see His face the Word will say.
"Come weary traveler, take your ease,
Here is solace, let worries cease."


15 September 2022

Drenched in Sunshine

 I spend my nights holding back my fears,
Thinking about all of those poor souls
Who are lost in indecision, depression, and gloom.
The empty idols of money, power, and sexual desires,
Hide the real truth from their dissonant consciences.
The conflict is in the choice to believe in God or not.
Devil inspired temptations lead people into mental obscurity,
Where the compromise seems to be simple but deadly,
"If it feels good, do it, and if it hurts, just avoid it."
Men search for a Rapunzel who spins straw into gold
Women hope for a husband with the touch of Midas,
But there is no king Midas and no lady Rapunzel.
They are just fairy tales and are not part of reality.
Wishful thinking alone cannot make dreams come true.
The way, the truth, and the life of Jesus Christ is the treasure.
He lives in the hearts of each and every person of good will
That loves Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth,
With their whole heart, and soul, and mind...AND,
Who loves their fellow human beings without exception.
Sunshine lives within me and I am drenched in spiritual sunlight.
Nothing's more beautiful under the sun than to be with the Son!

26 August 2022

The Strongest Medicine

Tears shed before God are the strongest medicine.
It takes a lot of tears to mend a broken heart,
And prayer is what comes from your soul.
It is the voicing of all that was left unsaid,
That helps your heart find the peace you seek.
My soul awaits the coming of the Lord,
More than watchmen wait for the morning,  
Where there is no vision there is no rainbow.
Dream of Paradise, Don't give in to the dark side.
It is always a beautiful Sunday morning in Heaven.  
I'm headed there at sixty minutes an hour,
And no one can stop me but me, myself, and I.
Oh Lord, you delivered Daniel from the lion's den.
You delivered Jonah from the belly of the fish, and
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego from the oven.
Lord, please deliver me from evil also, Amen!


03 August 2022

The Strongest Medicine

Suddenly, at the cheerless threshold of old age,
And with a nagging touch of hypochondria,
I'm caught between skepticism and optimism
About my voyage in life and my cargo of regrets,
My soul has scars that were left by errors
In the quest for my share of sun, sky, air and light,
My daily bread, water, and shelter for the night,
From the rising of the sun to the going down thereof.
One's past is not a life sentence. It's a lesson to be learned.
Destiny always seems decades away, but suddenly it's not.
It's right now, this minute, right here, upon this very spot.
I want an end that comes towards me slowly, like my old dog,
Who would place his head in my lap wanting to be petted.
I am a defender of the status quo, not ready for the future shock
That is already here, but isn't equally distributed.
Doubts may flit about me and block my access to the light,
But tears shed before God are the strongest medicine.
The Holy Spirit lives within me and will never let me down.
I will pray continuously for peace of mind and peace on earth
Even to the last clod of dirt thrown upon my grave. 


08 July 2022

Just passing through...

Millions of people suffer from anxiety and stress,
That comes from wanting what they can't have,
And not wanting to settle for anything less.
The grass is always greener somewhere else,
And someone else is always the lucky one,
With money, good looks, influence, and power.
The only cure for this type of nagging mental stress,
Is dedicated self sacrifice and wanting less,
And wanting more for others who haven't any.
The good that it will do will last forever, and,
It is the only real antidote for the pain of loss.
"I felt bad because I had no shoes until,
I met a man who had no feet," says it all.
Sympathy, empathy, compassion, passion, and action,
Are the keys to happiness in this life on earth,
And the path to enlightenment and eternal bliss.
We are all brothers here just passing through.
I'm glad I had a chance to communicate with you.
Please pass on to others what I said, 
While passing through.


25 June 2022

Through Time and Space Without a Trace

What is old age? Is it sooner rather than later or both?
Old age is like a grain of sand that is trodden beneath the feet of time,
Compared to a mountain of youth whose head is lost in the clouds.
​The pathway to Heaven is a very steep and slippery slope.
Perhaps God could provide a special elevator for people like me,
Who are handicapped with weak determination and resolve.
Maybe it is better to die at dawn or mid-day rather than at dusk.
I admit that God can work His will on earth without my help,
But I thank Him for His mercy that lets me try to please Him.
Feed your lambs, Oh Lord, and number me among your flock.
At times there are no words to describe how helpless I feel,
And reality falls short of my dreams for a better tomorrow.
In this age of acceleration, and greed for wealth and power,
All is vanity except loving God, our Father, and serving Him alone.
With puberty dawns the realization of the seriousness of life,
And the consciousness of responsibility becomes a nagging burden.
It is so easy to lose one's way in life when the temptations
Of the modern world and of the flesh are so prurient and blatant.
For me this earth seems like a place of exile, and I dream of Heaven,
A Heaven where it will always be like a sunny Sunday afternoon,
Where I will be like a ten year old child and my dog can talk.
The earth is not my home but is a ship that takes me there.
My spaceship Earth passes through time and space without a trace.
It takes me home to spend eternity in the bosom of the Great Attractor.
By the grace of God I will not be harmed by transitory things.
I am fortunate to have lived a life with a heart touched by passion.
And for this my soul overflows with gratitude.


30 May 2022

My Morning Prayer

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, thank you for passing us safely through the night.
Thank you for this new day in which to serve you for the greater glory of God.
This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I will be happy in the Lord! I am happy in the Lord in whom I trust,
Who is my rock, my foundation, my salvation, my refuge and my strength,
My wisdom and understanding, my sword, my shield, my hope for the Resurrection,
And God, I love you forever because you created me, you gave me life, 
You sustain me, you forgive my sins, and you first loved me.
Father, I praise your holy name and thank you for all that you have given to me
In the past, the present, and the future union with you, and your Son Jesus Christ, 
My Lord and Savior, and your Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary, her spouse Joseph, and
The Apostles, the Disciples, the Saints, the Angels, the Holy Innocents, and Holy Martyrs, 
My parents, George and Armella, my siblings Suzanne, Kathryn, and Daniel,
My friends, and relatives, and neighbors, my ancestors, and my progeny,
And all of the faithful departed, who, through the mercy of God and the sacrifice of
Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins at Calvary and rose again from the dead,
Will live and reign with him in perpetual glory, according to the promise
That if we love God with our whole heart, whole soul, and whole mind, 
And we love our neighbor as ourselves, we will be with Him forever in Paradise. 
Father, please take away my sins and create in me a new person.
Wipe away the stain of guilt from my soul that I may truly be an anointed son of God, 
And say to you, “Abba,” Father, like a small child, and speak to you being to Being 
As did Moses and Elias, and others. I pray for goodness and justice, and mercy 
In the name of Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior, Amen!


22 May 2022

Like blood that stains the grass...

 The abyss is full of souls who turned their face away from God,
To follow earthly pleasures and who now grieve through Hell's eternal night.
Those who court the fame that lives in name only after their flesh is gone,
Are like blood that stains the grass and is washed away by the rain.
It is the lust for wealth and power that changes a shepherd into a wolf,
A wolf that scatters the sheep and drives them from the fold to the flames.
Lies are acts that to the liar are more convenient and attractive than truth.
Beware of the wolf who wears sheep's clothing in order to deceive others,
Test all things and hold fast only to what is good, and proven, and true.
Heavenly Father, grant that I am always wise in thought, word, and deed,
By the light of your Holy Spirit, rejoicing in your divine consolation. Amen.


11 May 2022

The foolish wish of the little flower...

 If every little flower wished to be a rose then Nature would lose variety.
There are big things and little for people to do and the task we must do is the near.
Just as the sun shines on the tiniest flower as it does on the mighty redwood,
The light of Divine Providence falls equally on all, be they great or small.
This is the day that the Lord has given me and I will rejoice and be glad in it.
For the Lord is my Shepherd and I lack for nothing that really matters.
He leads me beside still waters and green pastures and He comforts me.
He guides my soul  through the valley of shadows and death without weariness.
I fear no evil, for faith in the words of my Good Shepherd console me.
I am confident that the Lord's goodness and mercy will follow me always,
Wherever I go, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
The search for the path to heaven is the path to heaven.
Seek Jesus Christ and He will find you. Ask Him to be your Shepherd too!


12 April 2022

Greeting the Pre-Dawn Glow

Every morning I gather with the early birds to greet the sunrise,
My eyes are fixed eagerly on the predawn glow as if it were
The first sign of the second coming and the bodily resurrection,
The treasure for which mankind has awaited after a long vigil.
The seas that my vessel plows through are no place for lesser craft
Nor for sailors whose ship founders on the rocks of fear and doubt.
Steadfast in purpose, I sail on toward that heavenly shore,
For one more mortal day on earth, I look into the rising sun,
Like a young child who yearns after its parents with upraised arms
Expressing the warmth that fills its heart, with love and admiration.
With tears of joy in the blessed assurance of my salvation, and
Patient about what I do not know, but clear about what matters most.
What matters most is the will of God and the firm belief that
Jesus Christ will do His part in saving those who believe in Him.
I must do my part in loving Him and show it by loving my neighbor too.


06 March 2022

The Assurance of Consolation


The abyss is full of souls who turned their face away from God
To follow earthly pleasures and who grieve through "hell's" eternal night.
Those who court the fame that lives in name only after their flesh is gone,
Are like blood that stains the grass and is washed away by the rain.
It is the lust for wealth and power that changes a shepherd into a wolf
Who scatters the sheep and drives them from the fold into the flames.
Lies are acts that to the liar are more convenient and attractive than truth.
Beware of the wolf who wears sheep's clothing in order to deceive,
Test all things and hold fast only to what is good and proven and true.
Heavenly Father, grant that I am always wise in thought, word, and deed
By the light of your Holy Spirit, rejoicing in your divine consolation. Amen. 


27 January 2022

Guard the Threshold

 Time is love. What you do with your time shows what you love or what you don't.
Wake up to what you really and truly love and want to be, then go for it..
What image do you see in your mind's eye of who you are and what you want to be.
Look carefully at whatever appears at the threshold of your imagination.
If reason tells you that it is something you ought to do then pursue it.
Do not be swayed by instinct, habit, emotion, or desire but by reason alone.
If there is something at the threshold that you ought not to pursue, close the door.
Don't play foolish and dangerous games. For why did God make you anyway?
He made you to know Him, to love Him, to serve Him, in this life,
And to be happy with Him in the next. Guard the threshold of your soul.
Time is love, but not just any love. Go after the love that you were created for.
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
Come with thy grace and heavenly aid, to fill the hearts which Thou hast made,
Oh  Comforter, to thee we cry, Thou heavenly gift of God most high;
Oh fount of life, and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above Amen!

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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.