Thursday, December 25, 2008

alternative lighting for christmas trees

Crazy Dominican Chicken ~ Pollo Loco

Chicken - Crazy Dominican Chicken ~ Pollo Loco
6 chicken breasts (cook as per instructions and cut into ½ inch portions)
½ chicken broth cube
1 teaspoon of seasoning (Use complete season or what you like)
3 Tablespoons of Corn oil
¼ cup of Raisins
½ Cups of Mayonnaise
1 small onion (chopped)
2 teaspoons of powdered curry
1 Tablespoon of tomato paste
½ cup of red wine
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon of thyme
¼ teaspoon of oregano
Salt and ground pepper to taste.
Prepare a hot frying pan for frying the chicken breast. Place 2 Tablespoons of corn oil In the frying pan over a medium to high flame.
Coat or Dress the chicken breast with powdered seasoning (not bread-crumbs). You can use Maggi complete seasoning, Adobo or similar powdered “all season”.
Fry the chicken breasts for about 3 minutes each side. Add ½ cup of water and the ½ chicken broth cube by breaking it into a powder with your fingers over the pan. Place a lid over you pan and cook on a low to medium flame for an additional 8 minutes. Turn off and remove chicken breasts (save the broth or liquid contents that is in the pan for later use). You may want to place the chicken on a paper towel covered plate to drain off the oil. Cut the breasts into portions or ½ inch cubes / strips.
In a new frying pan add the other Tablespoon of Corn oil and place over a low flame. Fry the chopped onions for 2 to 3 minutes. Now add the curry, thyme, oregano and the liquid you have reserved from when you fried the chicken breasts. Also add an additional ¾ cup of water, red wine and 1 teaspoon of fresh lime-juice. Cook or simmer on a low flame for a few minutes, sufficient to blend and integrate everything in the pan and evaporate some of the water. Turn off and allow to cool down.
In a mixing bowl, add the ½ cup of mayonnaise, 1 teaspoon of lime juice, raisins and salt & pepper to taste.
Strain off the liquid from the frying pan. If it is more than ½ cup, then use about ½ cup only. Add this broth or liquid to the mayonnaise mixture in your bowl (just the broth and not the onions). Add your chicken to the bowl containing the mayonnaise-raisins and toss together with the other ingredients.
Your crazy Dominican chicken is ready.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Is santa coming to town good???

1. Has white hair like wool (Rev 1:14)
1. Has white hair like wool
2. Has a beard (Isaiah 50:6)
2. Has a beard
3. Comes in red apparel Isaiah (63:1-2)
3. Comes in red apparel
4. Hour of His coming is a mystery
(Luke 12:40; Mark 13:33)
4. Hour of his coming is a mystery
5. Comes from the North where He lives (Ezekiel 1:4; Psalm 48:2)
5. Comes from the North where he lives: North Pole
6. Is a carpenter (Mark 6:3)
6. Is a toy carpenter
7. Comes as a thief in the night
(Matthew 24:43-44)
7. Comes as a thief in the night. Even gains entrance to homes as a thief.
8. Omnipotent -- all powerful (Rev 19:6)
8. Omnipotent -- can deliver all the toys of the world in one night
9. Omniscient -- knows all (Hebrews 4:13; 1 John 3:20)
9. Omniscient -- knows if you have been good or bad, for the entire year
10. Omnipresent (Psalm 139:7-10; Ephesians 4:6; John 3:13)
10. Omnipresent -- sees when you wake or sleep. Has to be everywhere at once to be able to deliver all the toys in one short night.
11. Ageless, eternal (Rev 1:8; 21:6)
11. Lives forever
12. Lives in men (1 Cor 3:16; 2 Cor 6:16-17)
12. Lives in the hearts of children
13. Giver of Gifts (Ephesians 4:8)
13. Giver of Gifts
14. Absolute Truth (John 14:6)
14. Absolute Fable - (1 Tim 1:4; 4:7;
2 Tim 4:4)
15. Sits on a throne (Rev 5:1; Heb 1:8)
15. Sits on a throne
16. We are told to boldly go to the throne of Grace for our needs (Heb 4:16)
16. Children are bidden to approach his throne to ask for anything they want
17. Commands children to obey parents
17. Tells children to obey parents
18. Wants little children to come to Him (Mark 10:14)
18. Bids children to come unto him
19. Judges (Rom 14:10; Rev 20:2)
19. Judges whether you were good or bad
20. Everlasting Father (Isa 9:6; Heb 12:2)
20. Father Christmas
21. Christ Child (Matt 1:23; Luke 2:11-12)
21. Kris Kringle (means christ child)
22. Worthy of Prayers and Worship (Rev 5:14 Hebrews 1:6)
22. Prayers and worship to "St. Nick" by children
23. Lord of Hosts (Mal 3:5; Isa 8:13; Psalms 24:10)
23. Lord over a host of elves - (In Druidic religion, elves are demons or tree spirits
24. God says, "Ho, ho ... (Zechariah 2:6)
24. Santa says, "Ho, ho, ho ..."
25. Prince of Peace, the Image of God (Isa 9:6;
Hebrews 1:3)
25. Symbol of World Peace, the image of the Christmas Season

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concerning Christmas all I would do is to point you to His Holy Word:

Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of
20.1 The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the Gospel, consists in
their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the moral
law;1 and in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to Satan, and
dominion of sin,2 from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the victory of the grave,
and everlasting damnation;3 as also in their free access to God,4 and their yielding
obedience unto Him, not out of slavish fear, but a child-like love and willing mind.5 All
which were common also to believers under the law;6 but under the new testament, the
liberty of Christians is further enlarged in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial
law, to which the Jewish Church was subjected,7 and in greater boldness of access to the
throne of grace,8 and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers
under the law did ordinarily partake of.9
1Tit 2:14; 1 Thes 1:10; Gal 3:13; 2Gal 1:4; Col 1:13; Acts 26:18; Rom 6:14; 3Rom 8:28; Ps 119:71; 1 Cor 15:54–
57; Rom 8:1; 4Rom 5:1–2; 5Rom 8:14–15; 1 Jn 4:18; 6Gal 3:9, 14; 7Gal 4:1–3, 6–7; 5:1; Acts 15:10–11; 8Heb
4:14, 16; 10:19–22; 9Jn 7:38–39; 2 Cor 3:13, 17–18.
20.2 God alone is Lord of the conscience,1 and hath left it free from the doctrines and
commandments of men which are in any thing contrary to His Word, or beside it, in
matters of faith or worship.2 So that to believe such doctrines, or to obey such
commandments out of conscience, is to betray true liberty of conscience;3 and the
requiring of an implicit faith, and an absolute and blind obedience, is to destroy liberty of
conscience, and reason also.4
1Jas 4:12; Rom 14:4; 2Acts 4:19; 5:29; 1 Cor 7:23; Mt 23:8–10; 2 Cor 1:24; Mt 15:9; 3Col 2:20, 22–23; Gal 1:10;
2:4–5; 5:1; 4Rom 10:17; 14:23; Isa 8:20; Acts 17:11; Jn 4:22; Hos 5:11; Rev 13:12, 16–17; Jer 8:9.
20.3 They who, upon pretence of Christian liberty, do practice any sin, or cherish any
lust, do thereby destroy the end of Christian liberty; which is, that being delivered out of
the hands of our enemies, we might serve the Lord without fear, in holiness and
righteousness before Him, all the days of our life.1
1Gal 5:13; 1 Pet 2:16; 2 Pet 2:19; Jn 8:34; Lk 1:74–75.
20.4 And because the powers which God hath ordained, and the liberty which Christ hath
purchased, are not intended by God to destroy, but mutually to uphold and preserve one
another; they who, upon pretence of Christian liberty, shall oppose any lawful power, or
the lawful exercise of it, whether it be civil or ecclesiastical, resist the ordinance of God.1
And for their publishing of such opinions, or maintaining of such practices, as are
contrary to the light of nature, or to the known principles of Christianity, whether
concerning faith, worship, or conversation; or to the power of godliness, or such
erroneous opinions or practices, as either in their own nature, or in the manner of
publishing or maintaining them, are destructive to the external peace and order which
Christ hath established in the Church, they may lawfully be called to account, and
proceeded against by the censures of the Church,2 and by the power of the civil
1Mt 12:25; 1 Pet 2:13–14, 16; Rom 13:1–8; Heb 13:17; 2Rom 1:32; 1 Cor 5:1, 5, 11, 13; 2 Jn 10–11; 2 Thes
3:14; 1 Tim 6:3–5; Tit 1:10–11, 13; 3:10; Mt 18:15–17; 1 Tim 1:19–20; Rev 2:2, 14–15, 20; 3:9; 3Deut 13:6–12;
Rom 13:3–4; 2 Jn 10–11; Ezra 7:23, 25–28; Rev 17:12, 16–17; Neh 13:15, 17, 21–22, 25, 30; 2 Kgs 23:5–6, 9,
20–21; 2 Chr 34:33; 15;12–13, 16; Dan 3:29; 1 Tim 2:2; Isa 49:23; Zech 13:2–3.

In this christmas time I want to wish you all a MERRY Christmas and a Happy New year!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

A Message for Reformed Christian Rappers (and the Hip-Hop Culture) at the 2007 Legacy Conference paul washer

Max (6/14/2008)
“ Great Sermon! ”I listened to this sermon to find out if Pastor Paul Washer was encouraging rap music. He was just defending biblical truth. For that reason I truly enjoyed this sermon. However I do not agree with the fact that some christians are using rap music to preach the gospel. Knowing the origins of Hip Hop, I will go as far to say that it has no business in the Church no matter how biblical these rappers may be, for the same reason that strange fire should not be presented to a Holy God. Remember that Aaron's sons were killed for doing so (Leviticus 10: 1-3) We should not use the world's music to reach the lost or adapt the gospel to this culture. They will come to Jesus through the preaching of the Gospel or they will not come at all. For those who wants to know about hip hop and its origins, visit and you'll understand the reason why I make this statement. The pastor is G. Craig Lewis and he has done a phenominal job at explaining what really goes on in Hip hop and why christians should never embrace it. God bless you all
Sean I (5/26/2008)
“ Thanks Paul! ”Thanks Paul for stopping long enough to get to know some of the men that are preaching the gospel through rap, and being open enough to examine the words in their music. If we are honest, most of us are closed to rap music because of our personal and cultural bias. What makes music biblical first is the content (lyrics). Secondly the instrumental accompaniment should not take away from the message. I have had the opportunity to hear a few reformed rappers. Their theology is more solid and grounded in scripture than many modern day preachers. Being part of a culture that has been dumbed down and entertained to death, I am convinced that our dead, dry, formal preaching will never reach them! A dead theological sermon or lecture will never reach a culture or the conscience that has been addicted to iPods, MySpace, music, entertainment.... My heart aches for many who will never enter the doors of our reformed churches and be classified as the “non elect”. Yet did we weep over their condition, or seek ways to reach them outside of the 4 walls. May we develop the heart of Christ, Brainerd, Carey, Taylor, Mccheyne, Elliot….And use the gifts and talents God has given us! Even if its Rap Music. Music is powerful and should be use to teach and warn.
curtis woods (5/9/2008)
“ Great Sermon! ”This sermon represents the passion of my heart! I remember when GOD, via my campus minister, confronted my mind with the GOSPEL...Now as a campus minister I long for God to truly save sinners, transforming their affections for His glory alone... Soli Deo gloria!
Carol R from Bible Belt (4/26/2008)
“ Great Sermon! ”I was surprised to hear Paul Washer encouraging the Christian rap, but as I listened, I understood his point. And then he went on to tell the rappers that they had to live a life above reproach, and to keep reaching the audience that might only listen to them. Washer then gave the gospel message in the clear, powerful style he always does. I can't get enough of Paul WAsher's sermons!
Jay Miklovic from Toledo, Ohio (4/23/2008)
“ Appreciated message ”The Gospel is wonderful, and astounding, and presented clearly in the message. It is encouraging to hear a reformed preacher encouraging reformed music (rap artists) to continue in the ministry they do. To acknowledge these men who rap truth without bashing them is a bold move for a preacher who is likely associated with many who bash the very genre of rap as being heretical or from the pit. As a caution, we are all aware that there is some really lame 'Christian' music out there in all genres that is not Christian at all. (including 'Gospel Singers')
Wherefore that much more ought we to take care not to abuse it, for fear of fouling and contaminating it, converting it to our condemnation, when it was dedicated to our profit and welfare. If there were no other consideration than this alone, it ought indeed to move us to moderate the use of music, to make it serve everything virtuous, and that it ought not to give occasion for our giving free reign to licentiousness, or for our making ourselves effeminate in disorderly delights, and that it ought not to become an instrument of dissipation or of any obscenity.”
-John Calvin
It is crucial that the church’s songs be substantial enough to express accurately mature Christian belief as well as the subtlety of Christian experience…Simplistic, sentimental, repetitious songs by their very nature cannot carry the weight of Reformed doctrine and will leave the people of God ill-equipped on occasions of great moment.”
-Terry Johnson
I know how difficult it is to persuade the world that God disapproves of all modes of worship not expressly sanctioned by his word. The opposite persuasion which cleaves to them, being seated, as it were, in their very bones and marrow, is, that whatever they do has in itself a sufficient sanction, provided it exhibits some kind of zeal for the honor of God. But since God not only regards as fruitless, but also plainly abominates, whatever we undertake from zeal to his worship, if at variance with his command, what do we gain by a contrary course? The words of God are clear and distinct, "Obedience is better than sacrifice." "In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men," (1 Sam. 15:22; Matt. 15:9). Every addition to his word, especially in this matter, is a lie. Mere "will worship" (ethelothreeskeia) is vanity [Col. 2:23]. This is the decision, and when once the judge has decided, it is no longer time to debate." (John Calvin, The Necessity of Reforming the Church
The devil has seldom done a cleverer thing than hinting to the Church that part of their mission is to provide entertainment for the people, with a view to winning them...providing amusement for the people is nowhere spoken of in the Scriptures as a function of the Church...
"The need is biblical doctrine, so understood and felt that it sets men aflame." -- Charles Spurgeon
All music is a product of culture, past or present, and . . . previous historical cultures were as deeply flawed as our modern Western one. Even the Israelite culture that produced the Psalms, the ultimate book of praise songs and the only one to achieve canonical status (somethingeven Bach and Isaac Watts have failed to do), was constantly corrupted by syncretism, apostasy and sin. . . . The tendency to use what is familiar and popular—the musical vernacular—and sanctify it for holy purposes, has powerful precedents throughout church history.
–Mary L. Conway, “Worship Music: Maintaining Dynamic Tension,” McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry

Every complaint about worship music, no matter which style, claims to be rooted in theological principles. Yet in every critique, the theology aligns perfectly with the critic’s own musical taste. What may be more helpful instead is a pragmatic test based on a bit of wisdom from the Gospels: “The tree is known by its fruit.” If this is so, then worship music ought to be judged not by the songs themselves but by the people who sing them. Looking at the songs themselves is rather like looking at the bark of a tree and then pronouncing the tree good or bad. Better to look at the fruit itself – the lives of the people who are singing the songs. The job of the local church is to communicate the good news of Jesus Christ, to draw people into a living relationship with God, and to remold disciples of Jesus into a Sermon-on-the-Mount shape. Any worship music that aids a church in these tasks is almost certainly a conduit of the Holy Spirit. In light of this, maybe it is time to substitute charity for condescension.
–Michael S. Hamilton, “The Triumph of the Praise Songs: How guitars beat out the organ in the worship wars,” Christianity Today 43.8 (12 July 1999)
We tend to think that it’s the sacrifice that makes the person acceptable; but actually it’s the person who makes the sacrifice acceptable.
–Daniel I. Block, on the story of Cain and Abel (Genesis 4)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

25,000 hits

i would like to thank you all and appreciate you all-for helping me reach this milestone!!!

God bless,


Monday, December 08, 2008

Bizcocho de Tres Leches

Bizcocho de Tres Leches . . . . . a lo Boricua
1-½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ cup unsalted butter 2 cups white sugar (divided) 5 eggs 1-½ teaspoon vanilla extract (divided) 1 cup milk ½ cup Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut (or ½ can sweetened condensed milk)½ of a 12-ounce can evaporated milk ¼ cup Puerto Rican rum 1-½ cups heavy (whipping) cream

Start by turning on your salsa music. Heat your oven to 350º and dance.
Grease and flour a 9x13-inch baking pan so it won't stick. Sift flour and baking powder together and set aside. Cream the butter and 1 cup of the sugar together until fluffy. Add the eggs and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla. Beat well (menealo bien). Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, 2 tablespoons at a time, mixing well until blended. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Don’t stick your sticky fingers in that cake to taste it. I’m looking at you - te veo!!!
When cake has finished baking, pierce it in 8 or 10 places with a fork or skewer, and let it cool. Combine the whole milk, evaporated milk, condensed milk and liqueur and pour over the top of the cooled cake. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
Whipped Cream Topping: When ready to serve, combine the whipping cream and the remaining 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 1 cup of sugar, whipping until thick. Spread over top of cake.
Because of the milk in the cake, it is very important that you keep the cake refrigerated until ready to serve. Serve chilled.
Hint - Pour some leftover liquid mixture onto the plates and spread your favorite jam or jelly before you place a slice of the cake. My favorite is strawberry or mango.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

abusing the poor preached by John Macarthur

christmas 2008

Billy Graham MOVIE and justice league

The movie is coming soon-it is worth seeing-the actor playing billy will be playing batman in the justice league movie...

bank of america as the unmerciful servant

After congress bails out bank of america-bank of america in turn refuses to bail out one of its customers-this reminds me of the parable of the unmerciful servant;

Mateo 18:23-35 \ Matthew 18:23-35
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Parábola de los dos deudores 23Por eso, el reino de los cielos puede compararse a cierto rey que quiso ajustar cuentas con sus siervos.
24Y al comenzar a ajustarlas, le fue presentado uno que le debía diez mil talentos.
25Pero no teniendo él con qué pagar, su señor ordenó que lo vendieran, junto con su mujer e hijos y todo cuanto poseía, y que se le pagara la deuda.
26Entonces el siervo cayó postrado ante él, diciendo: "Ten paciencia conmigo y todo te lo pagaré."
27Y el señor de aquel siervo tuvo compasión, y lo soltó y le perdonó la deuda.
28Pero al salir aquel siervo, encontró a uno de sus consiervos que le debía cien denarios, y echándole mano, lo ahogaba, diciendo: "Paga lo que debes."
29Entonces su consiervo, cayendo a sus pies, le suplicaba, diciendo: "Ten paciencia conmigo y te pagaré."
30Sin embargo, él no quiso, sino que fue y lo echó en la cárcel hasta que pagara lo que debía.
31Así que cuando vieron sus consiervos lo que había pasado, se entristecieron mucho, y fueron y contaron a su señor todo lo que había sucedido.
32Entonces, llamándolo su señor, le dijo*: "Siervo malvado, te perdoné toda aquella deuda porque me suplicaste.
33"¿No deberías tú también haberte compadecido de tu consiervo, así como yo me compadecí de ti?"
34Y enfurecido su señor, lo entregó a los verdugos hasta que pagara todo lo que le debía.
35Así también mi Padre celestial hará con vosotros, si no perdonáis de corazón cada uno a su hermano.

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23"Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished(A) to settle accounts with his servants.[a] 24When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him(B) ten thousand(C) talents.[b] 25(D) And since he could not pay, his master ordered him(E) to be sold, with his wife and(F) children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26So the servant[c](G) fell on his knees, imploring him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.' 27And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and(H) forgave him the debt. 28But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred(I) denarii,[d] and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, 'Pay what you owe.' 29So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay you.' 30He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32Then his master summoned him and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33(J) And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?' 34(K) And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers,[e](L) until he should pay all his debt. 35(M) So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother(N) from your heart."
Matthew 18:23 Greek bondservants; also verses 28, 31
Matthew 18:24 A talent was a monetary unit worth about twenty years’ wages for a laborer
Matthew 18:26 Greek bondservant; also verses 27, 28, 29, 32, 33
Matthew 18:28 A denarius was a day’s wage for a laborer
Matthew 18:34 Greek torturers

salvation army and the pharisical thing

This me that this stipulation reminds me Of A Roman Catholic church ban on clergy/nuns marrying-it is part of this "family" as a distant adopted step child....

However, at present, Salvation Army officers have to marry other officers if they wish to remain in the ministry*. Salvation Army officer-marriages are a partnership, and in local centres in particular this joint ministry can make the work more effective.

Éste yo que esta estipulación me recuerda una interdicción de la iglesia católica romana en el clero/las monjas casar-él es parte de este " family" como un niño adoptado distante del paso…. Sin embargo, actualmente, los oficiales del Ejército de Salvamento tienen que casar a otros oficiales si desean permanecer en el ministry*. Las oficial-uniones del Ejército de Salvamento son una sociedad, y en centros locales particularmente el este ministerio común puede hacer el trabajo más eficaz.

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the only stipulation Christ the Lord,Savior and Teacher of his Church put upon us is this:

la única estipulación Cristo el señor, el salvador y el profesor de su iglesia puesta sobre nosotros es ésta:

1 Corinthians 7:39 (21st Century King James Version)
39The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband liveth. But if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will, but only in the Lord.

1 Corintios 7:39 \ 1 Corinthians 7:39
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39La mujer está ligada mientras el marido vive; pero si el marido muere, está en libertad de casarse con quien desee, sólo que en el Señor.

2 Corintios 6:15 \ 2 Corinthians 6:15
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15¿O qué armonía tiene Cristo con Belial? ¿O qué tiene en común un creyente con un incrédulo?
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15(A) What accord has Christ with Belial?[a] Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever?

This Salvation army stipulation is similar to Christ's teaching to the church:

esta estipulación si del Ejército de Salvamento rozada en Christ' s que enseña a la iglesia:

Marcos 7:9-13 \ Mark 7:9-13
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9También les decía: Astutamente violáis el mandamiento de Dios para guardar vuestra tradición.
11pero vosotros decís: "Si un hombre dice al padre o a la madre: 'Cualquier cosa mía con que pudieras beneficiarte es corbán (es decir, ofrenda a Dios)'";
12ya no le dejáis hacer nada en favor de su padre o de su madre;
13invalidando así la palabra de Dios por vuestra tradición, la cual habéis transmitido, y hacéis muchas cosas semejantes a éstas.

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9And he said to them, "You have a fine way of(A) rejecting the commandment of God in order to establish your tradition! 10For Moses said,(B) 'Honor your father and your mother'; and,(C) 'Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.' 11But you say, 'If a man tells his father or his mother, "Whatever you would have gained from me is Corban"' (that is, given to God)[a]— 12then you no longer permit him to do anything for his father or mother, 13thus(D) making void the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And many such things you do."

Colossians 2:21-25 (English Standard Version)
21(A) "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch" 22((B) referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to(C) human precepts and teachings? 23These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in(D) promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are(E) of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

Isaiah 29:13
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13And the Lord said:"Because(A) this people(B) draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me,and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,

Matthew 15:9
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9in vain do they worship me, teaching as(A) doctrines the commandments of men.'"

Titus 1:12-15
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12(A) One of the Cretans,[a] a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."[b] 13This testimony is true. Therefore(B) rebuke them(C) sharply, that they(D) may be sound in the faith, 14(E) not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and(F) the commands of people(G) who turn away from the truth. 15(H) To the pure, all things are pure, but to the defiled and(I) unbelieving, nothing is pure; but both(J) their minds and their consciences are defiled.

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Isaías 29:13
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Hipocresía de Israel 13Dijo entonces el Señor: Por cuanto este pueblo se me acerca con sus palabras y me honra con sus labios, pero aleja de mí su corazón, y su veneración hacia mí es sólo una tradición aprendida de memoria ,

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Tito 1:12-15
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12Uno de ellos, su propio profeta, dijo: Los cretenses son siempre mentirosos, malas bestias, glotones ociosos.
13Este testimonio es verdadero. Por eso, repréndelos severamente para que sean sanos en la fe,
14no prestando atención a mitos judaicos y a mandamientos de hombres que se apartan de la verdad.
15Todas las cosas son puras para los puros, mas para los corrompidos e incrédulos nada es puro, sino que tanto su mente como su conciencia están corrompidas.

Colosenses 2:15-17 \ Colossians 2:15-17
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15Y habiendo despojado a los poderes y autoridades, hizo de ellos un espectáculo público, triunfando sobre ellos por medio de El.

Advertencias contra mandamientos de hombres 16Por tanto, que nadie se constituya en vuestro juez con respecto a comida o bebida, o en cuanto a día de fiesta, o luna nueva, o día de reposo;
17cosas que sólo son sombra de lo que ha de venir, pero el cuerpo pertenece a Cristo.

La Biblia de las Américas (LBLA)
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15(A) He disarmed the rulers and authorities[a] and(B) put them to open shame, by(C) triumphing over them in him.[b]
Let No One Disqualify You 16Therefore let no one(D) pass judgment on you(E) in questions of food and drink, or with regard to(F) a festival or(G) a new moon or a Sabbath. 17(H) These are a shadow of the things to come, but(I) the substance belongs to Christ.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008


A basic plantain recipeDominican Mangu
Here we present a simple plantain recipe which we consider is typical Dominican 'Mangu', a dish that is dear to our hearts. For a real taste of dominican cuisine we hope you give this mangu recipe a try soon:
4 fresh young green Plantain (Platano)A good pinch salt per plantain5 fluid ounces of water3 fluid ounces of milk4 ounces/125 grams stick of butterSalt and pepper
NOTE: In this plantain recipe we assume that a cup holds 5 fluid ounces if this helps you calculate what you need.
Back at home we enjoy 'mangu' regularly as the basic carbohydrate component for a variety of meals, and especially when we are having a 'full Dominican breakfast'.
For many parts of the world it is perhaps more likely that ‘mashed potato’ is eaten, but we think this simple plantain recipe, which is raelly a regional variation of ‘mash’ using fresh young plantain, or even young green bananas, is even better!
Taking the green plantain, remove the outer peel with a sharp knife and slice the ‘banana-like’ fruits into chunks, say, 2 inches/10 centimeters (cm) long.
Put the pieces in a good sized pan that allows the plantain to be covered with water and leaves some space for safety, as they will be boiled for quite a while.
Season the water with a good pinch of salt per plantain used.
Bring the pan to the boil and simmer for at least 15-20 minutes stirring just occasionally to ensure the plantain pieces are evenly cooked to a softness that is evident when they can be easily pierced by a fork or knife. Cook the plantain for a little longer if you feel it is necessary.
Put a colander/sieve over a large bowl and drain the plantain, reserving the cooking liquor.
Put the plantain in another bowl and mash well, using a potato masher, or even the flat bottom of a strong, tall glass, or bottle. You may find that you need to work quite fast as the plantain mash will stiffen up considerably as it cools.
Work in the cup of water, taken from the cooking liquor as you continue to mash the plantain to a smooth consistency. You can also stir the milk (which should be warmed through to keep the mangu warm and aid mixing) to make the mash more creamy.
Cut the butter into ½ inch/1 cm cubes (it is easiest to do this if it comes straight from the fridge) and add it to the mash. You can use another oil of your choice...but we think for the best flavor it has to be butter. Blend it into the mash with a wooden spoon until the mash is perfectly smooth and has a creamy texture.
Season the mangu with salt to your taste…and the mash is ready to eat! You might also like to add a grinding of black pepper to this plantain recipe, although this is not so commonly used in the Dominican Republic.
Mangu is ideally served with a rich onion based ‘sauce’ called ‘Escabeche’ the recipe for which you can find HERE (web site editor's note: 24/08/05 link coming soon). Then when you served it a sprinkle of parmesan cheese is the perfect finishing touch!
This plantain recipe is very commonly used as part of a typical Dominican breakfast. You will often find hotels and households serving mangu alongside other breakfast items such as fried eggs, fried salchichon (Dominican sausage), fried salami and even fried cheese! So when you visit the Dominican Republic you may be surprised to see that most Dominicans are actually quite slim considering their great love of fried foods to start the day!!
You will have noticed that we call the plantain recipe outlined above a ‘basic recipe for mangu’. This is because it is possible to enrich it or make it a more ‘up-market’ product by adding grated cheese to the mix whilst making the mash. Some people also like to add ‘lardons’ (small strips) of fried bacon (along with the tasty fat rendered from the meat whilst frying!!) to add even more flavor...and plenty more calories too!!!
We hope you enjoy inventing your own variations on this basic recipe for mangu! And if our recipe pages have inspired you to plan a vacation to the Dominican Republic to try the real thing, be sure to look at our 'Mother' site for lots of great tips and free travel advice for visitors to the Dominican Republic today.
‘El Jefe de Cocina Dominicana’
(Copyright (2005) - Basic mangu recipe)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


PROVIDENCE(By Spurgeon)The boundless stores of Providence areengaged for the support of the believer.Christ is our Joseph, who has granaries full of wheat;but He does not treat us as Joseph did the Egyptians,for He opens the door of His storehouse and bids uscall all the good therein our own.He has entailed upon His estate of Providence a perpetualcharge of a daily portion for us, and He has promised that oneday we shall clearly perceive that the estate itself has beenwell-farmed on our behalf and has always been ours.The axle of the wheels of the chariot of Providence is InfiniteLove, and Gracious Wisdom is the perpetual charioteer.


My son is s Godzilla fanatic and I remember when I was his age I too was enthralled with Godzilla-I was both scared(seeing Godzilla's head at night which was a old ventilation system atop the roof of a building from my apt in East Harlem----God used this little insignificant event to draw me to read and study in general about dinosaurs from there to space etc(God preparing me with the gifts he wanted to give me)till I ultimately meet him the creator in my teen years…who is more than that-He is my Lord and savior….and I wonder what little chain of events God will used to bring my son ultimately before him…

Q. 18. What are God's works of providence?A. God's works of providence are his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures; ordering them, and all their actions, to his own glory.(westminster Larger catechism)

Psalm 139 1O LORD, Thou hast searched me and known me.
2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; Thou understandest my thought afar off.
3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4For there is not a word on my tongue, but lo, O LORD, Thou knowest it altogether.
5Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid Thine hand upon me.

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered."—Matthew 10:30.

Friday, November 28, 2008

What is wrong with walmart?SHame on YOU!!!;_ylt=AnwFM8vQmqyDRC9wn7hK6UCs0NUE

on the scene momments after it happend:

We have all heard now of the tragic death of a walmart employee when he was stampeded by hundreds of people who acted like animals over cheap material things that break,fade or get lost over time...And walmart has the audacity to reopen that same store a couple hours later as if it was buisness as usual...

Todos ahora hemos oído de la muerte trágica de un empleado de walmart cuando a centenares de gente lo precipitó que actuaba como animales sobre las cosas materiales baratas que se rompen, se descoloran o consigue perdida en un cierto plazo… y walmart tiene la audacia a abrir de nuevo que igual almacena horas de un par más adelante como si fuera negocio como de costumbre…

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (English Standard Version)
2 Timothy 3
Godlessness in the Last Days 1But understand this, that(A) in the last days there will come times of difficulty. 2For people will be(B) lovers of self,(C) lovers of money,(D) proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3(E) heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal,(F) not loving good, 4treacherous, reckless,(G) swollen with conceit,(H) lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5having the appearance of godliness, but(I) denying its power.(J) Avoid such people.

Judges 21:25 (English Standard Version)
25(A) In those days there was no king in Israel. Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

2 Timoteo 3
Carácter y conducta de los hombres en los últimos días 1Pero debes saber esto: que en los últimos días vendrán tiempos difíciles.
2Porque los hombres serán amadores de sí mismos, avaros, jactanciosos, soberbios, blasfemos, desobedientes a los padres, ingratos, irreverentes,
3sin amor, implacables, calumniadores, desenfrenados, salvajes, aborrecedores de lo bueno,
4traidores, impetuosos, envanecidos, amadores de los placeres en vez de amadores de Dios;
5teniendo apariencia de piedad, pero habiendo negado su poder; a los tales evita.

Jueces 21:25
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25En esos días no había rey en Israel; cada uno hacía lo que le parecía bien ante sus ojos.

Thursday, October 30, 2008



2 pork butts, 15 lb. cubed3 stalks celery, chopped fine1 sm. can pimento, chopped fine1 bell pepper, chopped1 big onion, chopped fine2 bunches Chinese parsley, chopped fine3-4 cans pitted olives, drained7 cloves garlic, chopped fineSalt & pepper1 tbsp. cumin2 tbsp. paprika2 lg. hot red pepper, chopped fine4 cans tomato sauce, or more
Fry meat until brown. Add above ingredients. Cook for 1 hour on medium heat. Add 1/2 cup Achoite oil.
Achoite Oil: 2 cups Wesson oil. Cook Wesson oil until just about to boil; add achoite seeds. Lower heat. Cook for 3 minutes or until deep red color has been extracted. Remove from heat and cool. Strain through a sieve and place in a jar.
Masa: 1 bunch Chinese bananas (whole bunch). Peel bananas, put into pan of salt water. After bananas are peeled, grate bananas fine. (Looks like dough.) After all is grated, add salt to taste and aji. Pour achoite oil over bananas, then mix well until blended. Add more salt to grated bananas if needed.
Making of Pasteles: Banana leaf or ti leaves. String to tie. Take 12 x 12 inch banana leaf, oil it, then spread masa (banana mash), then filling (mentuta), spread about 2 x 4 inch wide. Then fold and tie. Boil in boiling water for 1 hour.
This is one of my all time favorite dishes-it is a meal to itself!!!

Ethan Xavier-Wyatt

Here are some pictures of the latest edition to the morales family...He was born one month premature-so please pray for him...

we thank God for such a wonderful blessing........

Sunday, October 05, 2008


Thanks for all your support and visits!!!

I will begin to blog again at the end of this month...

wanda is scheduled to deliver our baby boy this november-around thanksgiving-God's wonderful sense of humor!!! and I have a new job in which God has blessed me with-where truly my disablities is judged negatively in not hiring me: Hear that yorkville pantry and volunteers of america!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

a just stand for life

I came across this recent news item and felt i should pass it along to you and my wife faced the same situation somewhat she took the test for down syndrome etc for expectant mothers-we both agreed if the results came back negative that we would take the stand like this brave lady did-to keep her down syndrome baby whose life is a blessing of God and because of this all life is sacred,has meaning and purpose... here is a quote from the article that caught my eye:

"We have faith that every baby is created for good purpose and has potential to make this world a better place"

Thursday, May 22, 2008

In Memory of maria

My heart goes out to steve camp and his family-after they lost their daughter maria in a tragic accident-i have lost two babies to the Lord last year and this year came close this past monday to lose the little 12 week old in my wife's womb-all i can add ia to pray for them that God will provide the grace they all need to sail through thsi storm of grief and perhaps doubt.....

Friday, May 16, 2008

Indiana Jones speculations and theories

baby picture

Please pray for our little one who is in this picture 11 weeks old....

Wednesday, May 14, 2008



To my suprise today I passed the 10,000 visitor mark!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Gee i hope this movie is true for 2011:

Star wars clone wars cartoon network teaser

Una Oracion

SIN EMBARGO PECOPor Arthur Bennett - editor del libro "The Valley of Vision" publicado por Banner of Truth
Eres bueno más allá de todo pensamiento,
Pero yo soy vil, detestable, miserable, ciego;
Mis labios están prestos a confesar, pero mi corazón es lento para sentir,
y mis caminos son renuentes a enmendar.
A ti traigo mi alma;
quebrántala, hiérela, inclínala, moldéala.
Desenmascara ante mí la deformidad del pecado,
para así aborrecerlo, odiarlo y huir a ti.
Mis facultades han sido un arma de revuelta en contra tuya;
como un rebelde, he dado mal uso a mi fuerza,
y he servido al repugnante adversario de tu reino.
Dame gracia para lamentar mi necia insensatez,
Concédeme conocer que el camino de los transgresores es duro,
que las sendas del mal son sendas de maldición,
que apartarse de ti es perder todo bien.
He visto la pureza y belleza de tu perfecta ley,
la felicidad de aquellos en cuyo corazón ésta reina,
la tranquila dignidad del andar al que nos llama,
y sin embargo, violo y menosprecio sus preceptos.
Tu Espíritu de amor lucha dentro de mí,
me trae advertencias de la Escritura,
habla por medio de providencias sorprendentes,
me atrae con gemidos secretos,
y sin embargo,
escojo voluntades y deseos
para mi propio daño,
le ofendo y contristo de manera impía,
y le provoco a abandonarme.
Lloro y lamento todos estos pecados, y por ellos pido perdón.
Obra en mí un arrepentimiento más profundo y duradero;
Dame la plenitud de un dolor piadoso que tiemble y tema,
y que también confíe y ame,
que sea siempre poderoso y siempre seguro;
Concede que a través de las lágrimas de arrepentimiento, yo pueda ver más claramente
el brillo y las glorias de la cruz de salvación.

Iglesia Biblica del Señor Jesucristo

Creation cares

Friday, May 09, 2008

super apostles

bv. not by might


Ingredients:1 2-lb. frying chicken, cut into pieces3 lbs. fresh pork chops, cut into pieces4 tablespoons oil3 green plantains1 lb mapueyl lb. ñamel lb. potatoes 1/2 lb. white yautía1/2 lb. yellow yautía1/2 lb. auyama3 ears corn, halved1 green pepper, chopped1 large onion, sliced3 sprigs cilantrico3 coriander (cilantro) leaves1/2 teaspoon oregano3 cloves garlic, crushed1/4 teaspoon ground all-spice2 tablespoons vinegar*
Preparation:Marinate the meat for two hours in all the ingredients in the second section (from green pepper on). In a large kettle, saute meat in the oil. Peel and dice the other vegetables. Stir with the meat. Add water to cover. Cook until broth thickens. Season to taste.Unavailable vegetables may be substituted with those that are available.Serve from the cooking kettle. Spoon two spoons of cooked rice on top of each bowl of stew. Serves 8-10. (Allow 1/2 lb. meat per person).Do not use ham or smoked pork.*For vinegar, Dominicans use the squeezed juice from the naranja agria (an orange with pocked surface) or agrio (juice from the naranja agria poured over marble-sized onions, green pepper, and garlic which sets for a week or so.)

Happy Mother's Day

Proverbios 6:20-22 \ Proverbs 6:20-22
La Biblia de las Américas (LBLA)
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Advertencia contra el adulterio 20Hijo mío, guarda el mandamiento de tu padre, y no abandones la enseñanza de tu madre;
21átalos de continuo en tu corazón, enlázalos a tu cuello.
22Cuando andes, te guiarán; cuando duermas, velarán por ti; y al despertarte, hablarán contigo.

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Warnings Against Adultery 20(A) My son, keep your father’s commandment, and forsake not your mother’s teaching.21(B) Bind them on your heart always; (C) tie them around your neck.22(D) When you walk, they[a] will lead you; (E) when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.

Here are some resources on Mother's day:


audio: Hannah: A Woman of Grace - Pt. 1

audio: The Hope of God-Fearing Mothers

audio: Motherhood vs. Lady MacBeth

audio: Rendering Mothers Their Due

video: A Message For Mothers

A WOMAN After God's Own Heart = Women and Wives God Will Bless

Audio: marriage,motherhood and homemaking series


over the hedge

God has two hedges(Matthew Mead, "The Power of Gracein Weaning the Heart from the World")
God is never better to us—than when the creature is most bitter to us!Thus God dealt with Israel, "She said, 'I will go after my lovers, who give me my food and my water, my wool and my linen, my oil and my drink.' Therefore I will hedge up her path with thorns; I will wall her in—so that she cannot find her way. She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, 'I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.'" Hosea 2:6-8. God has two hedges which the Scripture takes notice of:1. The hedge of his protection, which you read of Job 1:10, "Haven't You placed a hedge around him, his household, and everything he owns?"2. The hedge of affliction, which you read of here: "I will hedge up her path with thorns."Now the Lord make use of both these hedges:The hedge of protection—is to keep His people from danger.The hedge of affliction—is to stop His people from wandering.The hedge of protection—is to keep them in God's way.The hedge of affliction—is to keep them out of sin's way.The hedge of protection—is to keep them from suffering.The hedge of affliction—is to keep then from sinning, and to put them upon returning to God.So it was with Israel here—when God had hedged up her way, that she could not find her paths, nor overtake her lovers—then she cries out, "I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now!"It is a great mercy for God to wean a soul from the world; for it never suffers greater—than when it forsakes God to live upon the creature! "Those who cling to lying vanities—turn their backs on all God's mercies!" Jonah 2:8. It is forsaking the living fountain—to quench our thirst from a broken cistern! Jeremiah 2:13.When the Lord weans a soul from the world—He embitters the world to the soul; either by some affliction, or by some disappointment in the creature—which makes the soul look out for the more pure and lasting satisfactions, which are in Christ.
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This is one us puerto ricans love to eat:
· 3 green plantains · 1 tablespoon salt dissolved in 4 cups water · 8 ounce lean bacon(you can substitute sizzlelean) · 2 cloves garlic · Vegetable oil, for deep fat frying · 1 teaspoon chopped hot pepper · 1 tablespoon corn or safflower oil · 1 teaspoon salt · ½ teaspoon black pepper
Peel plantains and cut vertically into 1-inch thick slices. Soak slices for 20 minutes in salted water. Meanwhile, fry bacon until crisp, then crumble and set aside. (Traditionally, mofongo is made with pork cracklings, also known as crisp fried pork skin. Bacon is a contemporary twist. For less fat, lean chopped ham can also be substituted.) Drain plantain slices well. Deep fry plantain until tender, yet not browned. Drain on paper towels. Mash and mix together the garlic cloves, hot pepper, oil, salt and pepper. Blend half of the fried plantain slices with half of the crumbled bacon and half of the garlic mixture; mix thoroughly. Roll mixture into 2-inch balls. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Serve hot with seasoned rice.