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Hello August

Oh, summer days

as you slowly come to your final act

Before we part ways

Let’s take a moment to reenact

Let’s cherish the last rays of warmth

as they shine and while they wrap

me into the end of my summer daze.


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La Rueda del Alfarero

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

El barro está mezclado
y listo para moldear
El alfarero extiende sus manos
El también está listo, listo para comenzar

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

Con el barro en la rueda
el alfarero comienza a dar forma
y lo que antes era deforme
en una vasija se transforma

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

La rueda del alfarero
No se puede apagar
mientras las manos del maestro
no dejen de trabajar

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

Y cuando haya sido formada
Cuando haya sido moldeada la vasija
Aún sigue trabajando el alfarero
Para darle color a su obra, para darle vida

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

Pero el trabajo del alfarero
No es solo crear
Su rueda también es útil
Para aquellas vasijas que el necesita restaurar

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

Hay vasijas que nadie quiere
Quizás han sido desvaloradas
Pero el alfarero le da propósito
A esas vasijas descartadas

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

Vasijas que han sufrido
Desilusiones y rechazos
Que a pesar de haberla quebrado
También pretendían quedarse con sus pedazos

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

Pero el alfarero es misericordioso
Porque el no solo ve lo que tiene en frente
En sus manos, podrás comenzar como solo pedazos
Pero te aseguro que saldrás diferente

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

Al estar en la rueda
La vasija se arriesga a quebrar
Pero si te vas a deshacer, si te vas a quebrantar
No hay como las manos del alfarero, no existe mejor lugar

El alfarero está en su taller
La rueda está encendida
La vida da vueltas
Vueltas da la vida

La rueda da vueltas
Pero ahí nunca estarás sobre girado
Porque el alfarero ya pago toda deuda
Para poder tenerte a su lado

El alfarero te espera en su taller
La rueda está encendida
Y con cada vuelta
Él quiere cambiar tu vida


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Celebrating 4 Years!

Four years ago I set out to share my writing with anyone willing to read it. It was my first step in breaking out of my shell. I cannot say that the shell is completely gone but there is definitely less of it. I’m grateful for having taken the very difficult first step, but even more thankful to you, the readers, who have helped me continue taking further steps.

To everyone who has liked or shared any of the content, and to those who have given their words of encouragement… THANK YOU!


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Something About You

Something about you
reaches far beyond any man can go.
You touch my infinity,
never once forgetting your chivalry.
You go beyond my frigidity
straight to my heart, literally.
You reach far beyond any man can go
and you do so quite skillfully.

Something about you
speaks volumes in a quiet whisper.
You speak the language of my spirit
so clear I can almost hear it,
so sweet like a love song lyric,
so real that I live it.
You speak volumes in a quiet whisper
don’t ever stop, just keep with it.

Something about you
seems so familiar
as if I knew you before we met,
synchronized like a quartet,
in life and death, before my sunrise and after the sun sets.
We’re destined to be, this love was preset.

Something seems so familiar.
You’re the one my spirit and heart cannot forget.

I get lost in your love, but who’s keeping score?
With you, the present is a gift with daily encores.
If this love were rain bring on the downpours.
Let the entirety of my eternity forever be yours.


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The Journey

I’ve been re-reading the story of Joseph recently in an effort to look at it from a different perspective because I believe that Hebrews 4:12 is true in saying that the word of God is living and active.

We usually read the story of Joseph with the outcome in mind, but what if just maybe, the real story is in the journey? The Joseph that had the dreams in Genesis 37 was not the same Joseph who was put in charge at the end of chapter 41. There was a process that he had to go through, not because the blessing was in the making, not because it needed to be tweaked a little, or because it needed to bake a little longer in heaven’s oven of miracles and wonders, NO. The process was to prepare Joseph for the coming chapters that God had already written.

It is my belief that his time in Potiphar’s house introduced him to Egyptian culture as well as gave him some insight on stewardship and leadership. Later, in jail, he continued practicing his much-needed leadership skills. Of course, we know that years later, he was made second in command, but I’m not just telling you a nice story. I want to point out that the journey which led to Joseph being a leader was just as important as the outcome. It was not a pleasant path. He was sold into slavery, harassed, wrongfully accused and imprisoned. However, note that despite the many attempts to knock him off course, he was pushed in the right direction. Again with Potiphar, it seemed Joseph was knocked off track when he was accused and jailed but that only got him closer to where he would eventually end up. In each step, there was a lesson or a skill to be learned. Each event was a piece to the puzzle of an outcome that God had previously designed.

Joseph’s story reminds me of one of my favorite songs to listen to during my quiet time with God: Waymaker. The words to the song speak of how God wipes tears, mends hearts, lights the way and works miracles, all in an effort to clear the path toward the blessing that He has already prepared for us when our story was written. There are 2 important facts to take note of here:

  1. If He’s mending hearts, it’s because they may break along the way. If He’s wiping tears it’s because they will be shed. If He’s lighting the way, it’s because dark times will come.
  2. If He’s paved to the way to the blessing, then He’s already been there, which confirms that it is ready and waiting and that, like the Bible says, He is THE way.

Dear friends, I don’t know what dreams God may have placed in your hearts and what struggles you may have found along the way, but what I do know is this: our stories have been written and the road to our blessings have been paved. Let us take a page from Paul’s book and rejoice in our struggles because they are mere stepping stones which will help prepare us for what’s to come. Keep the words of Deuteronomy 31:8 near your heart and be encouraged because our Heavenly Father is with us. He goes before us leading the way.

Let these words inspire you to also help others along the way with the gift of salvation. Wield words of hope into your daily conversations and let these be woven into the eternities of all who hear them. Let them be floating lanterns which pierce the darkness as they drift away, and let them always shine a light on the true protagonist of each and every one of our stories, Jesus.


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 Este mes, mis pastores cumplieron 42 años de matrimonio, un logro no muy frecuente en una sociedad donde lo que se rompe es desechado en vez de ser arreglado. Estas palabras conmemoran sus cuatro décadas y todos los años que están por venir.

Al emprender este camino es importante aprender
de quienes vinieron antes pues son el ejemplo de ver

Los primeros años están llenos de muchas experiencias.
Por ahí vienen los hijos y con ellos muchas más vivencias.
Y pasan los años marcando la primera década.

A medida que pasa el tiempo los muchachos van creciendo
crece el ministerio, crecen las canas, y el tiempo, más amor va produciendo.
Y pasan los años marcando la segunda década.

Cuando ya los hijos se van y dejan vacío el nido,
los padres hacen lo que antes no podían, y al mundo le dan un recorrido.
Y pasan los años marcando la tercera década.

Pero el nido rápido se vuelve a llenar con la llegada de los nietos y muchos tiernos momentos,
y mientras crece la familia, también crece la sabiduría del matrimonio que tiene a dios como fundamento
y pasan los años marcando la cuarta década.


 

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I’m Expecting!

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I’m Expecting!!!

Recently, I was listening to a song that spoke on 1 Corinthians 2:9 and I felt the Lord tug at the strings of my heart. We often wait for God to surprise us and go on about our lives not expecting anything because, after all, it’s a surprise, but I’m sure this isn’t how it works. We should have an expecting attitude; knowing that God will answer, knowing that He has a plan for us, knowing that He will work things out and the surprise will be in how He does it!

Celebrate with me. Watch this!:

 

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