Thursday, April 21, 2011

We are alway triumphant in Christ

Things happen...situations at work, financial problems, and health issues sometimes make us believe things will never get better, but things have a way of working out, or God works them out for us. We are only passing through, aren't we?

Then I think about God's faithfulness to me for over 40 years! So many trials, so many joys, ups and down, and He always there. Always there.

Then I think of his hardship, when things looked so down for him. And they were! Deserted by his friends, surrounded by those who misjudged him, who rejected him, who mocked him, and who took pleasure to hurt him. That was his "worst" day. It was also the day of his greatest victory. It looked like he had lost but instead he was triumphant. He accomplished that for which he had come. He stayed the course, he paid the price, he hung in there, till we were freed. He was victorious. He secured heaven, eternity for us.

So even in our worst days, we are triumphant in Christ. Just look to Jesus. Lay all your burdens down at his feet, lay your head down, and he will put his arm around you, and comfort you.

God's peace and blessings be with you on Good Friday and all the rest of the week as we remember Him.

When things look dismal to us, we just need to look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

Coca de Sardinas

Here are the pictures of Coca de Sardinas that you can get at La Bombonera in Old San Juan. These are the pictures that would not come out but finally they did. The Coca de Sardinas looks like a pizza, doesn't it?

Tomorrow is Good Friday, and though food is almost the last thing on our minds, this humble food is still a good choice.

God's blessings to you.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Another Earthquake in Puerto Rico, Minor

A minor earthquake last night in the Metropolitan area. 3.3. People probably didn't feel it, since it was at 11:46 at night. Check the data at the USGS, and it is not listed in the PR Red Sismica.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Painting with Joy!

Started painting again with a gush of paintings. So happy about it since I was starting to wonder what was going on. Let's see if they will show now, of if things are still all mixed up.
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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Paper Clutter

Am I the only one having to deal with paper clutter? I really like getting out but yesterday, I had to put off going to the Farmer's Market to deal with it. Two full trash bags full of it. It had all been neatly stacked in various boxes and baskets waiting to be decided on. I guess it is ambivalence but yesterday was a do or die day.

Ambivalence stemming from, do I keep that card my friend sent me? It had such a kind message. I need a tangible reminder. Or I need to pay that in two weeks. Or I need to deal with such and such a situation, but I am putting it off. Which takes me to another word. Procrastination.

Procrastination, is a misnomer. It start with pro which is a positive, but the rest is negative. It is based on fear, isn't it? What will happen if I deal with this. What will they think, if I can't make that payment? What if? What if...

Anyway, some of these papers were so out of date it was easy to deal with them. Others I had settled already. There were five envelopes that had addresses I needed to write down. So what I am figuring out, is I need to have an address book near by, in the kitchen, as well as a shredder, which I already have, and I need to have to have a system. I already throw away the junk mail as I receive it. But I need to be honest with myself. Perhaps call a spade a spade.
Perhaps I need to have a category called: Afraid to deal with! followed by Deal with it! as an encouragement. Another category called due in two weeks. To be filed. To photocopy. To decide. The point is I am going to deal with my mail in a more timely manner because I am starting to like not having all those boxes stashed away or stacked in a corner.

Maybe I am not alone.

I have only one more basket to sort and I will be through. I am going to design this system. It might just work, not only for me, but for someone else.