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Inspiring Song of the Day

Watch "Brandon Heath - The Light in Me - Lyrics" on YouTube.  This song is my favorite song by Brandon Heath. Very inspirational.

Scripture of the Day

Titus 1:7-9 Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless -- not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Scripture of the Day

John 6:35 Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty."

Scripture of the Day

Titus 3:4-7 But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.

Scripture of the Day

Peter I 4:12-13 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

Thoughts on being non-Cuban and spreading the word on the struggle for freedom in Cuba

I originally wasn't going to post anything. But what someone said to me a couple nights ago has weighed heavily on my mind. A group of people and I were talking about the Marlins manager and the uproar over him making comments praising dictator Fidel Castro. Then one of them said to me: "You care more about Cuba than your own heritage" and also "You act like a Cuban". This took me back. And it has made me question a lot of things within myself. First and foremost, I'm not Cuban. And I don't pretend to be. as far as "acting like a Cuban", what does a Cuban act like? Really. I know many Cubans. And all of them are different. They are their own personalities just like everyone else. I did not ask that question to the person but the only explanation I can come up with as to why they said that, is because I am a very emotional and passionate person (that's probably an understatement there) and I guess that is one of the stereotypes that society…

Good Friday and Some Thoughts.

Today is Good Friday. This is the day when Jesus was crucified on the Cross. This year I know more than I did last year about this day. I'm not sure if other people new to faith have experienced this, but it has taken me a long time to really understand that Jesus died for our sins. For our salvation. And that He loves every single one of us. Even through our sins. We are not worthy of His love, for we all sin. But He still chooses to love us. Once we can wrap our heads around that, I think lives would be more richer and happier. People would have more peace within themselves. I don't understand all of it still, but I do know that for the first time in my life, I feel that Jesus loves me. I never thought I would feel that. And He loves all of you too. Even when we feel we are alone, He is here. Even through our own trials, He is here. When we carry our own crosses, He is here with us. Suffering with us. He knows all too well about suffering and pain and humiliation. Even in ou…

Thoughts About Trayvon Martin Case

I have been listening to a lot of the media and news reports for the last week about the murder of Trayvon Martin. My opinion will not be popular, but here goes. This case is not racial. Everyone please stop making this into a race war. Every single night, kids of ALL backgrounds and races are gunned down in all types of situations. If Zimmerman would have yelled out racial slurs against the kid, then it would be racially motivated. But he did not. None of the witnesses say he did. Therefore, it is not a hate crime nor is it racially motivated. We need to stop blaming things on the color of peoples skin. I believe Zimmerman was looking for someone to shoot. The whole point of neighborhood watch is to do just that: watch. If you think something is wrong, then you call the police and let them handle it. When Zimmerman was told not to follow Martin, he ignored that order and ran after him. At that moment, it became intent that he was looking for a fight. And when he shot Martin, it becam…