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St. Jude

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The picture here is of the St. Jude Shrine here in Baltimore. It is on the corner of Paca and Saratoga Street. St. Jude is the Patron Saint of lost causes, of those in need, desperate or lost souls, all of the above, and much more. When you are in trying times, you can always turn to St. Jude and pray. I think now more than ever we need St. Jude. I pass this shrine on the way home every day. If anyone is ever in Baltimore, please visit the shrine. Its on a major bus route and within walking distance from the Harbor and right near Lexington Market. It is a place of hope for those of us who are hurting. If you are hurting and lost, please know you're not alone. I will pray to St. Jude for all of us who need help. I wish everyone a blessed day.  Take care. God bless.

Scripture of the Day

Corinthians I 12:12-13 ~ The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body--whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink.    I hope everyone has a safe and blessed Sunday. God bless you all. Take care.

Americans

We are Americans,
You and I.
The land we are sharing
With its clear and friendly sky
Is a gift from God
For you and I.
Though times have been changing,
Nothing's the same.
The freedom is here
And shall always remain.
The clouds appear
But move on in the sky.
We are Americans,
You and I.~ Nonna L. Bannister, October 1989Nonna L. Bannister was an author (posthumously) of a book entitled, The Secret Holocaust Diaries. She was the sole survivor of her entire family. Part of her family were killed in Russia during the Stalinist regime, and part were killed by Hitler and his Gestapo. Her mother died in a concentration camp days before it was liberated. Nonna was hidden in a hospital by Catholic nuns to save her from the same fate as her mother. She emigrated to the U.S. and married and had children. She was married for 53 yrs and 53 days when she died in 2004. Her book is compiled by notes, diaries and documents and photos she saved and hid. She wrote her diaries in over 6 languages a…

Paya Vive!!!!!!!!

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Oswaldo Paya will live on in all of us who fight for a Free Cuba!!!!!!!!!!

R.I.P. Oswaldo Paya.

I was shocked and saddened to learn the murder of Cuban dissident leader Oswaldo Paya. I keep on thinking its a dream and ill wake up. he was a founder and leader of the Cristian Liberation Movement. He fighted for a free Cuba. And now, the Cuban regime has murdered him. How many more have to die before the world pays attention? How many more? I feel aweful for his family and friends. And brothers in the fight for Cuban freedom. I can't imagine the pain they feel. I am sick of people not caring about Cuba. They say it doesn't affect them. Well I say, yes it does. Cuba is 90 miles from us, and a sponser of terrorism. So, yes, what happens in Cuba, should matter to us a lot. The Cuban regime are killing dissidents. They are killing those who are the only hope for a free Cuba. They are killing those who have the most powerful voices to the world. It pisses me off. And it should piss everyone off. Its not right. Its not right that the Cuban people suffer for so long and the world …

Thought for the night

I don't really have a thought.........................its way too damn hot out to think. It was 107 today...heat index 113.......my mind and body needs time to rest, then think. So, after work, and sleep, I should be able to think properly with some witty thought. Lol. I wish you all a safe and blessed night. Take care and God bless.

Thought for the Night

It doesn't matter what your past is, what you've done....everyone deserves a second chance. Everyone deserves a better future. And everyone is fighting a battle. Remember that. Have a blessed night everyone. Take care and God bless.

One of my favorite songs.

Watch "LINKIN PARK - LIES GREED MISERY (Official Lyric Video)" on YouTubeOne of my new favorite songs. I've been a fan of these guys since 2000. Their music has always been an outlet for me. Awesome new music from them.

The Road Less Traveled........Or So We Think

Something caught my attention about a week ago when I was getting my antibiotics at the pharmacy. A big sign said," Generic for Lexapro now available". It made me think a lot. I have been on Lexapro and found it amazing for anxiety. But for depression, not so much. I guess it works for some and not for others. I know the generic will be able to help a lot of people who could not afford it before. But it also made me think of how many people in this country, or even the world, suffer in silence every single day. They look happy to some, but inside they want to die. It is one of the many epidemics we are faced with now. The epidemic of mental illness. Some you can look at and just by their behavior and actions you can tell they are mentally ill and need help. But for a majority of others, no one would know unless they say something. The same with addiction. It is also an epidemic now. And for the most part, we choose to ignore those who are suffering. Mabey because we are scar…

Learning How To Forgive

For all of my short adult life so far (I'll be 26 in Aug.), the one thing that I have wanted to achieve more than anything is a constant state of peace within myself. Being in peace no matter what happens. But I have realized I can't have peace until I forgive. And I have a lot of people I need to forgive, for various things. But I keep hitting a block. A brick wall that more than ever seems like it is impossible to break down. Instead, it feels like the wall is getting stronger and bigger. And I don't know how to break it down. I know I can't do it alone. Doing it alone never works. But at the same time I am afraid. Because to forgive someone else, I first have to forgive myself. Forgive myself for all the hate I have held inside toward this person. And in return I have also hated myself. The one person I can't seem to forgive is the one person whom I hope I never see again. The one person who screwed up how my mind views men and intimacy. I spent my childhood sca…

Random Thoughts

1. The U.N. Human Rights Council should be disbanded immediately. They are an insult to everyone who lives under tyranny and oppression. There is no reason why Cuba and other oppressers and dictatorships should be
on that council.2. I cannot stand people who take their bullshit and anger out on others. It gets very exhausting being a punching bag. Especially when its coming from a family member.3. Never trust men. Ever. All the good ones are either gay, married or dead.4. Wouldn't it be funny if the world was a huge snowglobe and some kid was playing with it and fucking everything up? (I know, I'm a nerd).5. I was serenaded last week by a customer with a guitar. He also prayed with me for my health. He is an awesome man.6. Sometimes I think that love will never find me. Pure love, that is. But being alone my whole life is a terrifying thought. And I wonder a lot why am I never good enough for men.7. Strep throat sucks. Big time. And a hospital that repeatedly misdiagnoses you…