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Personal Thoughts on Lent, Faith and of course, I do some Rambling.

Today is Ash Wednesday. The start of Lent. I want to wish all of my brothers and sisters in the faith a wonderful and blessed Easter season. I have not started out good so far. Even though I have given up soda for Lent, that is the easy part. Today, we are supossed to abstain from eating meat. I was doing good.but I have had so much on my mind and so distracted by things that I fixed cheese manacotti for breakfast. Completely forgot that it had meat in the sauce. I didn't even notice it until I was almost done my plate. I doubt Jesus is pissed at me though. Since it was an honest mistake. This is my second year observing Lent so I am trying to get used to everything. Faith confuses me very easily. And lately, I need faith more than ever. I don't know why but certain people seem to think it is ok to insult my intellect. I will admit, I have my dumb moments. We all do.But for the most part, I consider myself at least a little smart. Even if they are being sarcastic, I still take…

update to the previous post

I am not sure if my last post linked to the sites correctly so I will try again. http://freecubafoundation.blogspot.comhttp://cubanexilequarter.blogspot.com . you can find more info about the fast and vigils on these links in this post. if you are not in miami you can organize one where you live. it is important that we all honor those who have died while fighting for a free cuba. peace be with you all.

Fasting and Prayer for Orlando Zapata, Wilman Villar Mendoza, and Brothers to the Rescue

On the 23rd of this month, Feburary, it will be 2 years since the death of Cuban Prisoner of Conscience Orlando Zapata, who died on a hunger strike while in prison. He died fighting for a free Cuba. Last month, sadly another Cuban prisoner of conscience, Wilman Villar, died on hunger strike. The Free Cuba Foundation is calling on all people of good will to join in fasting and prayer to honor Zapata, Villar and also the four brave men of Brothers to the Rescue who were shot down by the Castro regime in International waters. All of them died struggling and fighting for a free Cuba. Please consider joining in a 24 hour fast to honor all of these brave men. You can also organize and participate in vigils and moments of silence as well. It is the least we can do to honor all who have died for a free Cuba. For more detailed information you can visit http://freecubafoundation.blogspot.com/ to learn more about Zapata and Villar and Brothers to the Rescue and also fasting and prayer on the 23r…

Human rights

Human rights is a universal right. It should be a right for everyone. But sadly, it is not. There are many regimes around the world who abuse their people and take away or just flat out deny them of their basic human rights. Cuba, Iran, North Korea, China and Burma to name just a few. Everyones eyes are on the Middle East but the media continues to ignore human rights abuses in Cuba. Female dissidents being sexually harrassed and abused by government thugs. Dissidents being arrested on their way to Sunday Mass. They are beaten, threatened and abused by the regime on a daily basis and the world ignores it. In Tibet, monks are self-immolating (setting themselves on fire) to try to make the world pay attention to the illegal occupation in their country by the Chinese communist government. The Chinese government, just like the Cuban regime, harrasses and threatens and beats dissidents in Tibet on a daily basis. And again, the media ignores it. If you ask yourself, 'Why should I care?&…

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"Let us be grateful to

"Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." - Marcel Proust

Friends

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Over the past few days i have had some clarity. My health issue has improved and i have been blessed with amazing, caring and loving friends. And i have come to realize that i have been believing internal lies. By that i mean that i have been putting myself down too much and letting every little thing stress me out. I cant do that anymore. It is very true when they say you are your own worst enemy. God will provide. He will provide what i need. It might not be what i want or think i need, but it will be what i need at the moment. I am thankful to him and to the people in my life who make their presence known when i feel absolutely alone and beaten down. I guess sometimes, or alot of the time, all we really need to feel better are some good friends and conversations to get us through. Peace be with you all today. This picture message or video message was sent using Multimedia Messaging Service. To play video messages sent to email, Apple� QuickTime� 6.5 or higher is required. Visit www…

"It is in the shelter

"It is in the shelter of each other that the people live." - Irish Proverb

After this morning and my

After this morning and my trip to the hospital, I am dead tired. People, don't play with your health. Your health is important.