Sunday, December 31, 2006
Once again God does overtime in watching over and protecting a child.....reminds me of this verse:
Psalm 91:11 For He will give His angels [especial] charge over you to accompany and defend and preserve you in all your ways [of obedience and service).
11Pues El dará órdenes a sus ángeles acerca de ti, para que te guarden en todos tus caminos.
click on blue lettering above for news link and click below to link with news video:
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
They are things appropriate for the worship of God( see the bible)and things that are not appropriate in the worship of God and should be left back at the club's dance floor.(click on blue lettering)
see these other links:
Monday, December 25, 2006
These children their stories pull at my heartstrings because i almost went to a orphanage-i was three days away were it not for God's providence. SO PLEASE REMEMBER THESE CHILDEREN IN YOUR HEART AND PRAYERS -THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE THEM WITH LOVING PARENTS AND FAMILIES AND IF HE DOESN'T THAT HE HIMSELF WILL FILL THAT VOID IN THEIR HEART AND LIVES.....AND IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING ADOPTION CONSIDER THESE OPTIONS.....click on the blue letters to get to link...
I think if someone planning to have a abortion would see and hear this...they will have second thoughts on following through....perhaps not keeping the precious child but giving them the gift of life to bring joy to someone else who wants a baby with all its crosses,blessings and everything in between.
i posted this thought which further clarifies what i am trying to say:" posted this thought on my blog as i watched this clip several times: perhaps someone considering abortion after watching this clip--may decide they may not still keep the child--but give that child the gift of life in the arms of someone who wants to love a baby and give that child all their God given love"
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Yes, what are we teaching our or not teaching our minority children(i thank God for my son's teachers and aides who take time to teach their students to appreciate the God blessed differences) about the value of a person's skin color in which God has blessed us with: black,white and everything in between comes from God's artist brush and palatte...click above on the blue letters for the recent update of the study performed years ago in which you can look up with the links below:
other links discussing this as well follows:
( i just had to post this today after seeing this on the news this early morning)
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
I HEARD ROCKY had become a christain--well search these links and see--all i know i am going to see the movie with my wife this friday...
these are christmas resources i collected on the real meaning of christmas enjoy:
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I posted awhile back abortion resources-i will post them again because abortion is a daily human tragedy and the only comfort i have is these poor little victims of man's insanity can be found in the eternal arms of the God of the bible who is wise,compassion,mercy,grace,just,sovereign,love,holy etc--my tears and prayers follow them to the foot of God's throne.
In past posting just like with child abuse there is still a need to repost past resources on this heinous crime as well not only againest humanity but againest God who created women as our equal in worth-co-image-bearers no more and no less than us...(click on orange lettering atop and scroll down to domestic abuse resources posting)
resources in spanish-just scroll down to posting for febuary.3,2006
In the Terminator movie franchise--the terminators:killer robots sole purpose and mission is to exterminate all mankind. Reflecting on this sin is the original terminator relentless,merciless,deceiving and its sole purpose is to destroy mankind...
ro 7:11, titus 3:11 Isa 3:9 Ro 6:23 Ro 5:12 Isa 59:2
In previous posts i posted online resources on child abuse-sadly there is still a need to post those again: click on orange lettering atop and scroll down to posting on child abuse and also click on link below:
Monday, December 18, 2006
Parenting for a christain is hard so here is a excellent series of sermons on parenting--to be used as a tool alongside our never failing compass: The Bible as we try to live out our faith in our families,work and leisure. click on orange link atop.
check also: http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/topic/family.html
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Looking at the heresies da vinci code creates,promotes,resurrects i am not worried because God has and will always use heresy to force the church to distuguish truth from error and to have a more clearer vision of the biblical gospel God has entrusted her with.....
Friday, December 15, 2006
This is a classic need f good laugh past....enjoy.... just click on orange lettering...
more classic click here:http://www.mrcomputerservices.com/DancingHippo.htm
A while back i posted the link to children of men the movie-it is worth reposting again: just click on the orange lettering. Further i add this thought: With the growing rampant use of abortion as a form of birth control,as a merciless tool to be rid of the burden of unwanted babies-what if one day God out of justice (in light of the daily holocaust of the murder of the littelest defenseless)past judgement on the whole of mankind that they may longer enjoy the blessing of having children,they abused,wasted- they never truly appreciated but rather taking it for granted that after the abortion(S) when they are ready they will have a baby.......
I remember my life was going the route of the charecter from the movie 40 year virgin(i was happily married when i was 35)and single christain women were no help...they said they wanted a christain young man yet by their actions they choose non christains and looks. me and my fellow christain brothers suffered alot and it got worse when joshua harris came out with i kissed dating good bye it confused singles further. Iroinically non christain women were attracted to us and throwing themselves at our feet--and i was tempted for the most part i obeyed God but that does not mean He did not have to step in a couple of times to bring back this prodigal son. so hereare some words of advice:
for christain single women seek your superman in christ whose power and life is rooted in God's word and their power is drawn from their saving faith in christ as lord,teacher and priest and look beyond their "ugly nerdy eyeglasses" and you will see this "clark kent" is God's best for you!
for christain young men hang in there i know firsthand how lonely,sad,frustating and painful but God is on your side. He alone(not you) knows what is truly best for you..and if He sees that a women is best for you-againest all possible odds againest you-He will open the fickle hearts of a christain louis lane and help her to see beyond your " nerdy clark kent glasses" to see that your are her superman in christ.
for both: SEEK Christ and countuine to build yourselves in the faith ,discover and cultivate your God given talent(s)and prepare yourselves acadamically and career wise.
I CAN not BELIEVE this case of child abuse and the judge's fine in light of repeated reports of child abuse-all because the child urinated upon themselves. My heart prayer is that God will always watch His defenseless little precious gifts.(click on the orange highlight to go to link)
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Just a question: Where are the hispanic superheros of the reformed faith doing in the hispanic communities here in the northeast urban centers? The few in pca,opc,reformed baptists,southern baptists etc the few at westminster seminary,reformed theological seminary,covenant theological seminary etc
This thought came to mind during the hustle and bustle and insanity during christmas the shopping,cooking,expectations etc that we forget the meanig the source the fountain of this holiday: Jesus Christ. Sure we do not know when he was exactly was born nor does the bible command us or sanction us to celebrate this holiday....But this holiday should remind us that Jesus GOD came down to us becoming a human like us paying the ultimate price:(THE price He alone could fully and eternally pay)His life-to give us sinners,to free us sinners from the chains/reins sin has us bound since birth to recoucile us-to reunite us with Our Holy God who we rebel againest daily in small things as well as the "big things". Rather following sin away from God to a eternity without Him in hell suffering the just punishments for our sins. So let us draw cling to Christ as God's ultimate gift to us.....
While watching the news a report came up on nintendo wii game system accidents(CLINK ON ABOVE LINKhighlighted in orangish lettering above the picture) i love game systems and nintendo has always been my choice and this along with the frenzy to get its latest version is a perfect analogy of us and sinners.
We like the people who became so enamored with getting this game system waiting on line for days and literaly getting into fistsights to get a hold of it summs up the attitude with have towards sin. We go after whatever sin we are prone as individuals because that is what we want. And like nintendo corp.who hid the flaws and concerns with wii from the public-sin markets/promotes itself leaving out its flaws,hazzards,motives/agenda,problems,repruccussions,consequences.
Saturday, November 18, 2006
as i read the parable of the prodigal son in luke 15:11-32 i reflected how it is true of us in our relationship with sin. meaning sin tempts us to demand from God His blessings or what WE think as blessings now or else.(taking a good thing from God or somethig God has forbid us because it is sin) and we seize it not as his child but as rebels or we deluded ourselves to think we are god...and sin in the long run gives us our wages our rewards and we like the prodigal son found ourselves mired,living in mud and eating garbage fit only for pigs...
I am back after a time of reflection and sadness concerning the presbyterian church in america and their failure to reach or in most cases to reach the old hispanic minorities like puerto ricans and domincians. When i spoke about pca and their lack of reaching out to hispanics i spoke as someone from the inside and not someone from the outside acting on hearsay,presumption,lies and gossip. And when i spoke i always held back not to air out dirty linens---and the reason is not to provide ammunition,show or stumbling blocks to the church and to those seeking God or to young babes in christ--so now i will take it to the next level which i should've done in the first place and stop pouring my heart over pca and its failures and sins againest hispanics and leave it all in God's hands who is all-wise,holy,sovereign,love,mercy,just etc
sola deo gloria
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Ever since i recieved the sad news of the candiate's denial in accepting to come here to plant a reformed church(PCA) here among the hispanics in new york city backed by Tim Keller and Redeemer(They have been wise,gracious,compassionate etc in recognizing not only the God given needs,GOD GIVEN GIFTS of the hispanic population and their GOD GIVEN CALL and Purpose to praise,serve,love and worship the True God of the Bible here ,heaven and the future kingdom( rev 5:9-10)but have backed their talk with actions by attemting several attempts to plant a church among nyc hispanics. BUt they have failed and this latest one was for me the most depressing(it has left me in that state ever since myself)because i truly felt God had called me and my family to use the gifts He has given us to nurture,train,love,cherish that baby church by the experiences He used to mold,shape,give birth to and sharpen our particular gifts us to who we are now... to get that sad news was like a nuclear bomb blowing inside my heart and mind and soul....and i wondered why would a hispanic candiate perhaps deny a calling to plant a church here among hispanics in nyc? here are some:
1. truly God revealed to their hearts that they were not the men He would call to this particular work( And not use this excuse as a pieus,holy,christainize,religous garb cope out if they were used for the next reasons.
2.for safety reasons lets face it nyc is not as safe as a church in a rich part of the city or a rich part of the surburbs or in the country.
3. lets face it it would be a poor church and a lot of pastors join the ministry as a career and not as a God given calling it it biblically truly is and their motto is lets keep up with the joneses....
4. lets face it a hispanic pulpit will not be prestigous,socially appealing or bring fame or status to them.
Christ the foundation of the church and His apostles would give a hearty amen to reason number 1 but for reasons 2-4 tears and anger would be their response. for a pastor is not a career choice but a calling from God supported by the witness of the Holy spirit,His church and God given ministerial gifts that
the candiate has shown in their life along with their christain testimony.
My final words is just pray that God will send a man(not neccesarily hispanic)who loves the hispanic people enough to be their shepherd in the midst of poor and sadly violent neighborhoods shaken and shaped by crime,drugs,hoplessness,illiteracy and a government system that most of the time is like a caste system,indifferent,uncaring and unsympathic towards us(till its election time.....
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I was taking to my wife this morning about mna conference on reaching hispanics...i asked her who should lead that discussion and she answered with her God given common sense: who better than reformed hispanics! well she was surprised when i told her no...two white americans! it was not as if mna had no qualified reformed hispanics to speak advise on reaching hispanics...you have eugene pinero reformed baptist pastor,jon seda pastor,orlando crespo and if you wanted some big name with degrees and credentials you had manny ortiz professor at westminister seminary who wrote countless books on urban churchplanting and especially among hispanics!!! (the last 2 you check online at cbd,barnes noble and amazon books)
i had to reflect why this happend and i came up with some possible reasons: