- Abraham was too old
- Isaac was a daydreamer
- Jacob was a liar
- Joseph was abused and tortured
- Moses stuttered alot
- Gideon had some FEARS
- Rahab was a harlot/prostitute
- Jeremiah was too you as was Timothy too
- David had lust issue with an affair AND
- David was a murderer too
- Elijah had suicidal issues
- Jonah ran away from GOD
- Naomi was a widow
- Job lost most everything, and went bankrupt
- Peter denied Christ repititiously
- The disciples fell asleep while they were praying
- Martha worried most all the time
- That Samaritan woman, she was divorced (more than once)
- Zaccheus was tiny, too small
- Paul was very religious (religion isn't good)
- Timothy had ulcers
- AND ............................... LAZARUS died, was dead!! A poor background does not disqualify anyone from a great and wonderful future with the Lord, or even to be used of God in powerful ways. Everything can change today. Of course we want to move out of dysfunctional types of behaviour, and Praise GOD, we rejoice in knowing there is hope for ALL! God is no respecter of persons. Quit making excuses now, and do that which you have procrastinated over and about. SHALOM~~~~
- Introducing Nicole RamirezHello my name is Nicole and it mean victory of the people, victorious one, and it origin is from Greece.
I am a photographer, author, as well as an artist. This is my first posting here in my blog, and over the next season, i will share from several different subjects so as to encourage you. One goal I have and intend to accomplish is to share the trials, traumas, and just hard times that i have come through, that i made it this far and you can too.
So, let me start with as i said above.... My name is Nicole. I am adopted and found out as i was raised by my adoptive parents, that my name was given to my by my biological dad. I was born in the 50's, and even though now in the 21st century, when i was growing up there was not one other Nicole i even met, heard of, be it in my life or on television. I never heard the name Nicole anywhere at all.
I was raised by Mr & Mrs Stickler, my adoptive parents, and they adopted another kid, this time a boy, and now i had a brother. We moved ever so much and so i never really got established in a neighborhood, all but for once.
My dad acquired cancer and died of it when i was 11. We moved back to Pennsylvania, so he could say goodbye to his blood family before he died. After his death we came back to California, and settled in
San Diego County, the home of my moms sister. We settled in an rural area of the Eastern County, and we stayed in one place, and it was nice to go to one school my entire high school years.
Of course i saw some cute looking guys, and sorta would follow them around. Another guy became aware of me, especially as i started to go to sports events to take pictures. I decided to take photography, for i needed credits to graduate, and that seemed different and maybe fun. By the end of my junior year, i started dating this guy who was watching me. He graduated that year and 2 years later i then graduated. He then moved and got his own apartment and i invited myself to move in. Within several months a very good friend of mine, had a dream, and because of the dream, she begged me to watch Billy Graham crusade that weekend on the t.v. (i had gone to his crusades growing up, and watched his crusades lots of times). So the weekend came and it was December of 1977. I watched the crusade and ended up curled up on the floor crying at the end when the invitation to accept Christ was given. Well that very night, i couldn't go to bed with my boyfriend, i just KNEW it was not good anymore. So i slept in the walk in closet. Within the next week, i moved home with my mom. (she now only had a one bedroom apartment, and my brother had left home). Within several months my boyfriend whose name was Charles, well he came to invite me out on a date once again, and shared with me he was saved now. Within 5 months i was engaged, and we got married in June 1979.
I got pregnant nearly immediately and had a son in June of 1980 and named him charles as well. I now called my husband Charlie. The next 20 years were basically 2 more kids, who were boys, and several apartments too.
In 2002 my mom died, and within a year i started looking for my birth mom. It was (I think) in 2005 that i found my birth dad. I found him for i had always known we had the new paper article in which it was shared the details of my situation..........
Details will be given in the next posting on my blog...........
Monday, June 20, 2016
You know no one is perfect! No one! Only God is perfect! So the next time you "feel" like God is going to use you, or can't use you, well JUST REMEMBER THIS!!
Friday, May 27, 2016
When I think of emerging I grasp either the butterfly coming out of it’s cocoon, or maybe a bear coming out of it’s hibernation. I have been in a literal hibernation: (basically in my home, no transportation)(Others will pick me up and take me places),(most of my art/photography has been dormant as well). God is bringing many (if not all) out of that place that they/me have been hibernating in. Most have a car and drive, so thier/your hibernation is of another sort. Maybe they/you are not much into social gatherings, or maybe they have abandoned thier yard work. This is the season/time to either pick up or start that which hasn’t been done yet, or in awhile. So, take that step of action/faith and quit thinking/talking about it and do it! Sounds like a Nike commercial. Ready, Set, Let’s GO
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Who remembers what happened in 1906? WELL? Earthquakes galore . . . . Here is a link to see in detail. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1906_San_Francisco_earthquake Here in this month of April, we have had oodles of Earthquakes above 7.0, & the http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/erupting_volcanoes.html is a LINK of our planets volcano activity! It is time to use wisdom, not just your knowledge, and stock up as God prompts with water and other items to get you through a week or more with no electricity. I KNOW GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING BIG, and yes the fruit is REVIVAL! But what most don’t want to hear, or pay attention to is WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE REVIVAL! It is time not to just hear, but listen, be aware of and HEED what the Spirit IS Speaking to the church, be it through the Prophets, Apostles, Teachers, Evangelists, and/or Pastors. Yes start listening and take action. We have become a very docile people, and it is time to take action as God prompts, and leads REALLY!!! THE EARTH DECLARES THE GLORY OF GOD!