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2011 in review

Posted: January 2, 2012 in 2011 Events & Posts

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

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I’m a very busy guy. I never have time.

I always find time to eat too much. Never find time to complain. Never find time to sleep 8hrs. I have always got time to get up at 3 am and 4 am to check on my kids. I never find time to tell my daughter I can’t play with her. I am too busy running around the couch playing chase me. I never find time to watch tv. I’m too busy rocking my son to sleep at night. I’m too busy praying for my wife that God keeps being good to her even when I can’t.

I’m too busy to keep up an argument. I’m sorry I mean a discussion with my wife because I’m too busy trying to stop her to tell her -I Love You. Never have time to talk about other people’s bad habits because I’m too busy talking about how good God is.

I never, never have time to get rid of old friends, I’m always too busy making new ones.  I never have time to worry about tomorrow. I’m too busy loving what I got today. I’m busy eating my daily bread so I never find time to be hungry.

I’m too busy enjoying my gifts and thanking God that I’m so busy.

Forgive and Live.

Posted: September 30, 2011 in 2011 Events & Posts

Last sunday at church, we had visiting minister, Mickie Winborn, who was healed of the Cancer after being, told  that it was in its last stages.  She taught to us about healing.  Although she stated that Sin is a reason for sickness in our bodies it is important to note that sickness in our bodies is not only caused by sin but also by natural factors as well. We know about how things such as not eating healthy, not getting enough sleep and so on. Mickie Winborn has two great books that tell this story Breaking Casualty Covenants and her personal story Through a Glass Darkly.

Biblically we are snared by our words. We have the ability to curse and bless with the same tongue. Proverbs
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

This is one of the ways that enemy attacks us. When you say things in casualness that are not in line with scripture you give the enemy permission to attack you. The biggest area of attack is “Unforgiveness” in any area of your life.

This opens the door to the enemy to attack us in that area that we have not forgiven the others or if we can’t forgive ourselves.  These spiritual weights manifest themselves in natural body in the form of many sickness and illnesses.

Over time the weight becomes so heavy that when it comes to life in the natural, it comes to life in a very horrible and terrible way in the body of the oppressed.  We become oppressed by the enemy when we carry burdens that we refuse or deny God to deal with in us.  This also turns into a form of worshipping of those things which we do not deal with. We put it up on an altar in a place in our hearts. By not taking it down in our lives, it becomes a false God. That becomes an idol or idolatry.

So, it is very critical that we as Gods people choose to deal openly with any and everything that burdens our heart before the Lord. This allows God to come in and heal our Spirits 1st and Body 2nd. This ripples into every part of everything we are. This means our children, spouses, finances,and spiritual walk with God.

In the areas of un-forgiveness we must Truthfully Forgive in our Heart not just in our head by just saying it with our mouth. We must confess and repent it to the Lord. If it was done by a person, you must deal with that person. You should speak with the person who you have un-forgiveness toward. Let them know you have forgiven them and that you have asked God to Bless them. God will is to repay ashes with blessings.

This is done before the Lord not so that the person you are speaking with forgives you. If they do that is great. As Christians this is another meaning in what God says about turning the other check.

It is also important that you are humble and not Prideful in your forgiveness. The enemy was thrown from heaven for Pride. We should at all cost control our spirit to crucify fleshly pride.

As believers we pray and move in the spirit. This means that forgiveness applies to those persons who are dead as well. Because their bodies are dead but their Spirit lives on.

Remember that the residence of Heaven and Hell are determined by God. He judges the heart while man (Flesh) fights to judge the actions. It sounds crazy but you must forgive them just like they were alive. Why? Because God is the one and only True Living God.

God is wonderful and merciful his word he plainly states in Chronicles 7:14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

So God wants to heal our land. In the Hebrew “Land” as the passive means possession. This says to us everything we own talking about family, jobs, finance, and so on.

I would encourage us all to seek Gods face of mercy and repent and confess any sins that we have spoken unknowing. Any word said in anger (which is a curse) and any un-forgiveness that we have kelp or any
burden that we have not dealt with.

Seek God tell it to him in prayer. Search out any person you have wronged or have wronged you. You forgive and even if they do not forgive you, God will heal you.

It is God who reigns over the just as well as the unjust. Allow him to deal with it. Don’t be Prideful be Humble. God will come through in your life ways you can’t even think of but importantly ‘ He will heal your land”!

Now GOD is…

Posted: September 6, 2011 in 2011 Events & Posts

I wonder do we really know who God is? In my life time I have heard God be so many things to so many people. Just about anyone who grew up in the south would probably instinctively say God is; a Doctor to the sick, my provider when my bills are due and I would agree with those statements hands down because God is and has done all of those things. But he is so much more than that on a grander scale.

So what I wanted to do is give you a real line by line description of who God is. This is free of any personal interjection. Just God.

Well first I think you should know that God is Peace and God is Love. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you do, if you believe in God or not, your preference in male or female God loves you. His never ending desire is that we are all saved and enter into the gates of heaven. 1Timothy 2 verse 4.

Alright, now what I have done for those who have or have had questions about whom God is, is put together the undisputed truth about who God is directly from Gods word.

Here it is below:

Gods is……………………………………………..

Genesis 1:1 The Creator of the Heavens and the

 Genesis 1:2 The creator of good and evil.

 Genesis 1: 26, Genesis 2:21-26 Creator of Male and Female

 Genesis 1: 6-31 Creator of all living things.

Genesis 17:1  When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.’ Serve me faithfully and live a blameless life.

Genesis 35:11  Then God said, “I am El-Shaddai—‘God Almighty.

Exodus 6:2 And God said to Moses, “I am Yahweh—‘the Lord.’

 Numbers 23:19 God is not a man, so he does not lie.

Deuteronomy 4:24 The Lord your God is a devouring fire; he is a jealous God.

Deuteronomy 7:9  Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands.

Deuteronomy 7:21 “No, do not be afraid of those nations, for the Lord your God is among you,
and he is a great and awesome God.

Joshua 1:9 This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord
your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 2:11  No wonder our hearts have melted in fear! No one has the courage to fight after hearing such things. For the Lord your God is the supreme God of the heavens above and the earth below,

Chronicles 30:9 For the Lord your God is gracious and merciful

Job 22:12God is so great—higher than the heavens, higher than the farthest stars

Job 25:2God is powerful and dreadful. He enforces peace in the heavens.

 Job 25:5 God is more glorious than the moon; he shines brighter than the stars

  Job 36:26 “Look, God is greater than we can understand

Psalm 7:11 God is an honest judge. He is angry with the wicked every day.

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

Psalm 47:7 For God is the King over all the earth

Psalm 68:35 God is awesome in his sanctuary.

Isaiah 7:14  Immanuel (which means ‘God is with us’).

Isaiah 26:4 Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

Mark 10:18 Only God is truly good.

John 4:24 For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.”

Romans 8:31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us?

Romans 11:22 Notice how God is both kind and severe.

1 Corinthians 10:13 And God is faithful

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace

Philippians 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful

Hebrews 6:10  For God is not unjust.

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a devouring fire

James 1:13  And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else.

1 Peter 2:5 And you are living stones that God is building into his spiritual temple

1 Peter 2:19 For God is pleased with you when you do what you know is right and patiently endure unfair treatment.

1 John 1:5 This is the message we heard from Jesus and now declare to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him at all.

1 John 3:20  Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything.

1 John 4:8  But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 John 4:16 We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love.God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

Revelation 22:13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”

Getting Ready for Football Season

Last month, July 2011, I had the honor of attending and speaking at the 4th Annual Clear Lake Christian School All Pro Football Camp. The camp was three days of teaching, running drills, and guided messages on the lessons of life.  Also in attendance were NFL Players Joique Bell New Orleans Saints, Ronald Fields Denver Broncos, Mike Clayton New York Giants and NFL Scouts Will McClay Dallas Cowboys and Bruce Plummer Atlanta Falcons plus many other Former NFL Players.

The camp was hosted by Eagles Coach Robert Smith who is also a Former NFL Player for the Dallas Cowboys and the many others who put in their time plus money to make this a great event.

We did get a video of the speakers as well. Once get we it, we will post the link. So watch for the update!

In the mean time check out the photos;

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So, have you drunk the water? Well have you? What I mean is this. Who makes up your mind? Are you saying what you think? When you study your thoughts striping back all the layers and get to the meat of the true
thought. Is it yours? Really think about it. Most people just simply repeat things that they have heard other people say or do things like they have seen others do.

There seems to not be any more original thoughts in the world. I was listening to a discussion on the Patent industry. The program examined one particular patent. This one patent had been given to five thousand other people. Again I say no more original thoughts. The original Patent office only gave patents to applications that were original. Today’s office is all about the money. Again everything is repeated. Hair styles, music, even the way we raise or kids. Most of us are just raising our kids like our parents did.

Now look at this. When you meet someone who does it different do you began to try to convince that person that they are doing it wrong? That they need to stop what they are doing and do it like you? When in reality your just doing it like someone else.

This point can be applied to so many areas. You can pick any area and most likely be right.

If this person is you than somewhere you have drunk the water.

Take time to really find your own thoughts through research to get to the truth. Don’t be clones of others thoughts, actions or beliefs. Understand yourself and stand on your own thoughts. Stand on the truth and know that you know who you are. Understand this true quote. “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”

I hope you get it.

When the Waters Were Changed:

Once upon a time Khidr, the teacher of Moses, called upon mankind with a warning. At a certain date, he said, all the water in the world which had not been specially hoarded would disappear. It would then be renewed,
with different water, which would drive men mad.

Only one man listened to the meaning of this advice. He collected water and went to a secure place where he stored it, and waited for the water to change its character.

On the appointed date the streams stopped running, the wells went dry, and the man who had listened, seeing this happening, went to his retreat and drank his preserved water.

When he saw, from his security, the waterfalls again beginning to flow, this man descended among the other sons of men. He found that they were thinking and talking in an entirely different way from before; yet they had no memory of what had happened, nor of having been warned. When he tried to talk to them, he realized that they thought that he was mad, and they showed hostility or compassion, not understanding.

At first, he drank none of the new water, but went back to his concealment, to draw on his supplies, every day. Finally, however, he took the decision to drink the new water because he could not bear the loneliness of living, behaving and thinking in a different way from everyone else. He drank the new water, and became like the rest. Then he forgot all about his own store of special water, and his fellows began to look upon him as a madman who had miraculously been restored to sanity.

Taken from; Tales of The Dervishes, Idries Shah, 1967

So this past weekend we had an ALL DADS, ALL KIDs trip to the zoo outing. On, yeah, we had it organized, timed out, and planned out. We were on point too. We all synchronized to meet at the zoo for 10:00am. I was a little late I got there at 10:10am.

Uncle Barry, got there early and had tickets for me and my daughter. Uncle Charles had gotten tickets for him and his son the day before. So, as I said before we had this thang planned out.

We got in there and rented three strollers for the day so that the kids did not have to walk. We had three two years old and plus it was already at that point another hot day in Houston.

Just like any trip to the zoo we had to get a map then get our location and direction down so that we could map out a path in which we could see and get to everything we wanted see in one perfectly organized MAN trip. One goal, one mind, one stop; you women know that’s how we do it.


We got going enjoying the day and asking the kids if they wanted water or snacks about every ten to fifteen steps. We are the concerned dads. About ten minutes in two our trip we were stopped by a woman. In a loud voice she said “WOW” now here is something you don’t see often. Is it daddies day out?” We laughed with her and carried on our way.

After she said that I began notice that as we walked, almost every woman we passed by would look at us and say a few words to whomever they were walking with. Then about 30 minutes later another woman said some thing to us. I thought myself what is so crazy about seeing three dads out together with their kids.

Then it dawn on me like a light from heaven. It was not that they were surprise to see three dads out together I believed they were surprise to see three Real Fathers out together actually loving their kids and being patient with them. Society has really derailed the image of the Father being there with his kids and loving it.

There are more shows that illustrate Proud Men who sleep around and are part-time daddies but not true fathers. So I say it’s not cool to have a kid and not be a Father to that child. I know things and circumstances happen but we have to kill the stigma that men, true men can’t be true Fathers.

I tell you what. I love God and My kids. Now my wife….just joking I love her too. I thought it was funny.

Well, we had a great trip to Mexico City. I am a little late on the follow-up post. Please forgive me. I had to celebrate the July 4th holiday along with my July 5th Anniversary. Thank you in advance for the congrats.

So while in Mexico City, had the opportunity to visit a few of the many historical sites in Mexico City. We took lots of pictures. The first site that we visited was the castle of Maximilliano I (Maximillia the 1st) of the Austrian Navy, he was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico on 10 April 1864 with the backing of Napoleon III of France and a group of Mexican monarchists who sought to revive the Mexican monarchy. Many foreign governments, including that of the United States, refused to recognize his government. This helped to ensure the success of Liberal forces led by Benito Juárez, and Maximilian was executed, after capture by the Liberals, in 1867.  In Mexico, he and his consort are known as Maximiliano and Carlota. ( I got that from Wikipedia. I couldn’t remember anything good to tell you. LOL)

We also visited and took pictures of the site dedicated to CasaQ logo Los Niños Héroes (The Boy Heroes) were six teenage military cadets, the youngest only 13, who died defending their country at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Castle (a military academy) on September 13, 1847 at the end of the Mexican-American War.

I also had a good time signing autographs and interacting with the kids. I also got into a hot air ballon with Ed as you will see in the photos. Ed works at Jacobs as an Area Safety Manager. He helped to translate for as Joe Wesley still doesn’t know how to speak spanish. I working on it.

I think he had to use about half of the tank to get us off the ground. ha, ha,

This slideshow requires JavaScript. is about to Go-Mexico City, Mexico. From June 23rd through June 25th we will be there helping to celebrate June Safety Month with the Jacobs Mexico City Operations.

I will be signing autographs and speaking broken spanish with the great people in Mexico City. I am tabbed as the celebraty guest speaker and presenter.

I will have some great pictures and story to tell when I return. I am believing that it is going to be a great time. Check back on June 27th for the follow-up. It’s going down at the bottom of the map, Mexico City, Mexico.

On March 27, 2011, I had the honor and privilege of speaking at the Mount Carmel All Sports Banquet. The banquet honored student-athletes from Mount Carmel Academy which is an HISD contract charter school. In attendance were a mighty 300 strong Mount Carmel grandparents, parents, administrators and mentors all there to witness what turned out to be a very exciting and joyous occasion for all.

I have to thank Ricardo McDonald, the scheduled speaker, as he had a last minute conflict that would not allow him to attend. He called me up and asked if I could fill in for him. Then with the expressed verbal consent from my wife, after checking the family calendar; I was able to go. You have to be married to get that one. 

Usually I like to open up with a light hearted joke or story. So, after thanking the crowd I mentioned how they were a beautiful audience. I asked the crowd to turn to the person on their left and say “I look good tonight. So, what happened to you?”

They got a kick and great big ole laugh out of it.

Mount Carmel is a small school but I could instantly tell that the coaches and athletes there knew what it meant to play big and win big. They know how to win. On the wall were banners posted representing their past championships from various sports in 2008, 2009 and 2010. This is even more incredible as the school does not have any sports facilities to call their own and routinely has to find venues to hold practice at. On top of that they play all of their home games and another school. This sounds like a movie to me. Somebody call Oliver Stone!!

A memorable moment of the night was when the 2010 State Champion boys basketball team was called to come up to receive their jerseys. I could see the emotion coming from their face. It was joy, some holding back the movie like one tear, all mixed in with happiness. Most of the young men had already graduated. I think all but one or two had to make a special trip to come back to the banquet to get their championship jerseys. It was awesome.

One more not to be over looked unofficial award given out at the ceremony was “Best Dressed Award”. I do not remember the young student-athletes full name but you may be able to see him in the pictures. He had on a purple pastel colored suite with the matching now-later gators. It was fresh!

I must also recognize the pecan pie and the lemon pie. It was “GOOD”. I wanted to thank the chef personally but did not get a chance to shake her hand amidst the crowd.

 The event was hosted by the parents and Mount Carmel Athletic Club.

I would like to thank all the Mount Carmel 300 for laughing at my jokes, the students for doing such a great job over the past season and the Moms for giving me such a great gift.


I can’t forget Sal Rico for sending me the pictures. I appreciate it. Check them out below.

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