Feelin' the Blues today..


Happy Birthday to ME!!!

A new day God has given me! A new life; one that pleases Him - for Him, by Him, and to glorify Him - which is my complete joy! 

I was blessed reading Psalm 8 this morning. It spoke to me about the power, dignity and HOHNOR God has bestowed upon man over all of His creation. 

“O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast set thy glory above the heavens. Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength because of thine enemies, that thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. 

Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O Lord our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!”
Psalms 8:1-9 KJV



CJ the architect ...

Says, it's a station house for his Paw Patrol cartoon friends.  


Happy New Year 2016!!!


Happy HOLY days!!!

March in to 2016...


JAVS kitchen:

Pancakes:  it's what it's all about. 


Felipe arrives before Santa!

I must confess that the last few years, I've been breaking out the old Felipe "La Voz" Rodriguez Christmas songs very early.  Like my dear bro. Stevie used to do when he would X-out the days on the calendar months in advance in anticipation of the holidays.   

Today, I like to play around with some Christmas songs on guitar leading up to the holidays.
That's my way of reliving those awesome old Christmas days while mixing them up with brand new ones with Claudia and the kids.  It's a real blessing.

But today, celebrating my favorite time of year is bitter-sweet because of all the evils and injustice going on in the world; all the hurt, all the displacement of whole families, etc.    Not being able to share the season with my parents, brothers and sisters the way we used to.

The only source of strength that even makes sense to me is acknowledging the promises of God knowing that He is under control, and He has "overcome the world".  

And then the Word states that those who believe in Him are conquerors and are ourselves overcomers by way of "even our faith" - as it is written.

And so I know that justice has already overcome evil and thus celebrating the holidays and every day is in actuality WORSHIP towards God by faith, believing in those promises.

And we can celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with absolute authority because He has known the end from the beginning, and it is His grand master plan of redemption for us.

So believe, dance, and sing praises to Him leading up to Christmas because He truly is worthy!   

Pass the Coquito!  :)