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Introducing Nicole Ramirez
Hello 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...........


Sunday, August 24, 2014

II SAMUEL 22 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

THE LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS, AND MY SAVIOUR: MY GOD, IN WHOM I FIND PROTECTION. HE IS MY SHIELD, THE POWER THAT SAVES ME, AND MY PLACE OF SAFETY. HE IS MY REFUGE, MY SAVIOR, THE ONE WHO SAVES ME FROM VIOLENCE. I CALLED ON THE LORD, WHO IS WORTHY OF PRAISE, AND HE SAVE ME FROM MY ENEMIES.
THE WAVES OF DEATH OVERWHELMED ME; FLOODS OF DESTRUCTION SWEPT OVER ME. tHE GRAVE WRAPPED IT’S ROPES AROUND MEL DEATH LAID A TRAP IN MY PATH. BUT IN MY DISTRESS I CRIED OUT TO THE LORD; YES I CRIED TO MY GOD FOR HELP. HE HEARD ME FROM HIS SANCTUARY; MY CRY REACHED HIS EARS.
THEN THE EARTH QUAKED AND TREMBLED. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE HEAVENS SHOOK; THEY QUAKED BECAUSE OF HIS ANGER. SMOKE POURED OUT OF HIS NOSTRILS; FIERCE FLAMES LEAPED FROM HIS MOUTH. GLOWING COALS BLAZED FORTH FROM HIM. HE OPENED THE HEAVENS AND CAME DOWN; DARK STORM CLOUDS WERE BENEATH HIS FEET. MOUNTED ON A MIGHTY ANGELIC BEING, HE FLEW, SOARING ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND. HE SHROUDED HIMSELF IN DARKNESS, VEILING HIS APPROACH WITH DENSE RAIN CLOUDS. A GREAT BRIGHTNESS SHONE AROUND HIM, AND BURNING COALS BLAZED FORTH. THE LORD THUNDERED FROM HEAVEN; THE VOICE OF THE MOST HIGH RESOUNDED. HE SHOT ARROWS AND SCATTERED HIS ENEMIES; HIS LIGHTNING FLASHED, AND THEY WERE CONFUSED. THEN AT THE COMMAND OF THE LORD, AT THE BLAST OF HIS BREATH, THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA COULD BE SEEN, AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH WERE LAID BARE. HE REACHED DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND RESCUED ME; HE DREW ME OUT OF DEEP WATERS. HE RESCUED ME FROM MY POWERFUL ENEMIES, FROM THOSE WHO HATED ME AND WERE TOO STRONG FOR ME. THEY ATTACKED ME AT A MOMENT WHEN I WAS IN DISTRESS, BUT THE LORD SUPPORTED ME. HE LED ME TO A PLACE OF SAFETY; HE RESCUED ME, FOR HE DELIGHTS IN ME. THE LORD REWARDED ME FOR DOING RIGHT; HE RESTORED ME BECAUSE OF MY INNOCENCE. FOR I HAVE KEPT THE WAYS OF THE LORD; I HAVE NOT TURNED FROM MY GOD TO FOLLOW EVIL. I HAVE FOLLOWED ALL HIS REGULATIONS; I HAVE NEVER ABANDONED HIS DECREES. I AM BLAMELESS BEFORE GOD; I HAVE KEPT MYSELF FROM SIN. THE LORD REWARDED ME FOR DOING RIGHT. HE HAS SEEN MY INNOCENCE.
TO THE FAITHFUL YOU SHOW YOURSELF FAITHFUL, TO THOSE WITH INTEGRITY YOU SHOW INTEGRITY. TO THE PURE YOU SHOW YOURSELF PURE, BUT TO THE WICKED YOU SHOW YOURSELF HOSTILE. YOU RESCUE THE HUMBLE, BUT YOUR EYES WATCH THE PROUD AND HUMILIATE THEM. O LORD, YOU ARE MY LAMP. THE LORD LIGHT UP MY DARKNESS. IN YOUR STRENGTH I CAN CRUSH AN ARMY; WITH MY GOD I CAN SCALE ANY WALL. GOD’S WAY IS PERFECT. ALL THE LORD’S PROMISES PROVE TRUE. HE IS A SHIELD FOR ALL WHO LOOK TO HIM FOR PROTECTION. FOR WHO IS GOD EXCEPT THE LORD? WHO BUT OUR GOD IS A SOLID ROCK? GOD IS MY STRONG FORTRESS, AND HE MAKES MY WAY PERFECT. HE MAKES ME AS SUREFOOTED AS A DEER, ENABLING ME TO STAND ON MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS. HE TRAINS MY HANDS FOR BATTLE; HE STRENGTHENS MY ARM TO DRAW A BRONZE BOW. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME YOUR SHIELD OF VICTORY; YOUR HELP HAS MADE ME GREAT. YOU HAVE MADE A WIDE PATH FOR MY FEET, TO KEEP THEM FROM SLIPPING. I CHASED MY ENEMIES AND DESTROYED THEM; I DID NOT STOP UNTIL THEY WERE CONQUERED. I CONSUMED THEM; I STRUCK THEM DOWN SO THEY DID NOT GET UP; THEY FELL BENEATH MY FEET. YOU HAVE ARMED ME WITH STRENGTH FOR THE BATTLE; YOU HAVE SUBDUED MY ENEMIES UNDER MY FEET. YOU PLACE MY FOOT ON THEIR NECKS. I HAVE DESTROYED ALL WHO HAVE HATED ME. THEY LOOKED FOR HELP, BUT NO ONE CAME THEIR RESCUE. THEY EVEN CRIED TO THE LORD, BUT HE REFUSED TO ANSWER. I GROUND THEM AS FINE AS THE DUST OF THE EARTH; I TRAMPLED THEM IN THE GUTTER LIKE DIRT. YOU GAVE ME VICTORY OVER MY ACCUSERS. YOU PRESERVED ME AS THE RULE OVER NATIONS; PEOPLE I DON’T EVEN KNOW NOW SERVE ME. FOREIGN NATIONS CRINGE BEFORE ME; AS SOON AS THEY HEAR OF ME, HEY SUBMIT. THEY ALL LOSE THEIR COURAGE AND COME TREMBLING FROM THEIR STRONGHOLDS. THE LORD LIVES! PRAISE TO MY ROCK! MAY GOD, THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION, BE EXALTED! hE IS THE GOD WHO PAYS BACK THOSE WHO HARM ME; HE BRINGS DOWN THE NATIONS UNDER ME AND BELIEVERS ME FROM MY ENEMIES. YOU HOLD ME SAFE BEYOND THE REACH OF MY ENEMIES; YOU SAVE ME FROM VIOLENT OPPONENTS. FOR THIS O LORD, I WILL PRAISE YOU AMONG THE NATIONS; I WILL SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME. YOU GIVE GREAT VICTORIES TO YOUR KING; YOU SHOW UNFAILING LOVE TO YOUR ANOINTED TO DAVID AND ALL HIS DESCENDANT FOREVER.
THOUGH I REALIZE THIS IS DAVID’S WORDS/PSALM, I DECLARE IT OVER ME, GOD’S ANOINTED, AND NOW YOU CAN TOO!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Time to give MOST EVERYONE a sale!  YOU READY!  Do you like nature items?  How about birds or maybe a BOOK FULL of creation/nature?  I offer everything from greeting cards to matted images, from framed pieces, to my book THE EARTH DECLARES.  It is the best buy to get the book, for there are dozens of images instead of just one when you buy matted images and or greeting cards.  Here is a link to see the images i have. And of course my computer has hundreds more. If you want, contact me, subscribe and get something free, be it shipping or _____________.    http://s883.photobucket.com/user/NicoleNanette/library/?sort=4&page=1





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

St. Patrick~~~~~~~~

St. Patrick................

 There are many times we see the term  Saint, or the Abbreviation  St.  Like with valentines, nicholas, and even patrick (there are many more as well). Each time you see the term St. it means/entitles a person.  A real live person that DID live once. So this  person was remember for something and SOOOOOOOOOO!!!   Since i was born on St. Patricks day, i wondered about a person entitled  Saint Patrick.  I got this to begin with and now since i am free of ever so much UGH!  THANK YOU GOD!  Let me just share in the little posting (bug big in spirit!!!)   This beautiful item/prayer written by SAINT PATRICK~~                         
I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, 
Through belief in the threeness, 
Through confession of the oneness
Of the Creator of Creation.

I arise today
Through the strength of Christ's birth with his baptism, 
Through the strength of his crucifixion with his burial, 
Through the strength of his resurrection with his ascension, 
Through the strength of his descent for the judgment of Doom.

I arise today
Through the strength of the love of Cherubim,
In obedience of angels,
In the service of archangels,
In hope of resurrection to meet with reward,
In prayers of patriarchs,
In prediction of prophets,
In preaching of apostles,
In faith of confessors,
In innocence of holy virgins,
In deeds of righteous men.

I arise today
Through the strength of heaven:
Light of sun,
Radiance of moon,
Splendor of fire,
Speed of lightning,
Swiftness of wind,
Depth of sea,
Stability of earth,
Firmness of rock.

I arise today
Through God's strength to pilot me:
God's might to uphold me,
God's wisdom to guide me,
God's eye to look before me,
God's ear to hear me,
God's word to speak for me,
God's hand to guard me,
God's way to lie before me,
God's shield to protect me.
God's host to save me

From snares of devils,
From temptations of vices,
From everyone who shall wish me ill,
Afar and anear,
Alone and in multitude.

I summon today all these powers between me and those evils,
Against every cruel merciless power that may oppose my body and souls,
Against incantations of false prophets,
Against black laws of pagan Dom
Against false laws of heretics,
Against craft of idolatry,
Against spells of witches and smiths and wizards,
Against every knowledge that corrupts man's body and soul.

Christ to shield me today
Against poison, against burning, 
Against drowning, against wounding, 
So that there may come to me abundance of reward.

Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, 
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, 
Christ on my right, Christ on my left, 
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down, Christ when I arise, 
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, 
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, 
Christ in every eye that sees me, 
Christ in every ear that hears me.

I arise today
Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, 
Through belief in the threeness, 
Through confession of the oneness, 
Of the Creator of Creation

Monday, July 28, 2014

And you thought God doesn't communicate much to you!

So many believe God speaks/communicates through the word of God/the bible or maybe a sermon, a teaching from your pastor, and yes those dreams and visions He blesses us with.  Yes this is true, but if you have a close relationship, you listen, pay attention when you study the word of God, and other avenues, you get to GRASP, the communicative avenues of our GOD and the entire TRINITY. So let me explain this nugget ok?  
I am sitting here in my office and here a crow squawking and it gets louder and louder. I get up and as i open the front door of our home, it flies off my roof.  My roof of my office.  I come back in and sit down to get some more work done in my new store. I then hear several crows, for several minutes, just intensely. Sooo, I look out my window and notice they are attacking a Female Red Tailed hawk!  I grab my binoculars and see she is delighting herself in a freshly captured meal, and is tearing it apart, devouring every morsel! The crows are livid and what does Ms. Buteo do?!!!!   Nothing!  She ignores those crows, and just dines and enjoys her meal. Sooooooooooooooooo, what do i realize?   I have had demons/spirits come attack me in several ways, and in some ways i fight, i lose sleep, i worry, i freak out, and can be ever so exhausted.  What does the hawk do?  Nothing!  Now i know there are times to fight and times not to fight. I  have seen raptors divebomb crows, and so often though as they dine and just perch watching their domain/area, they don't let the crows/enemy bother them. Next time "some situation" has your attention,  think, ask yourself      LORD, WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SHOW ME/  TEACH ME?      Just thought you would like to know, since i have heard ever so often from every so many,  God doesn't say much to me.  :(

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Terminology~~~~

Ever have a problem searching for the correct word to use? You just can't get a handle or noose around it. You know it is out there, but to grab hold of it seems impossible. Or how about the opposite?  Where a word comes into your brain and you don't know why! Well............................     Maybe it is the Holy Spirit sharing a new term to grasp hold of!  No two words are identical in meaning and maybe it is time to get the dictionary out.......................
Let me use these two examples that seem to be the same.   BUG/INSECT
It seems to me that these words are interchangeable and so i looked them up and here we go............
Bug.......................   an insect or other creeping or crawling invertebrate (as a spider or centipede)
Insect...............  a small animal that has six legs and a body formed of 3 part, and may have wings.  
I always thought these words were interchangeable until now. I know we all use words we don't realize are incorrect BUT ladies and gentlemen, WORDS HAVE SO MUCH POWER!!! God created by SPEAKING this planet, the universe into existence!  So let me share this now......... How many of us say this little Idiom: sick and tired.  Do you realize you are speaking out/calling into existence that you are sick and you are tired.  That is not the best to speak out over yourself.  How about saying you are well and refreshed, even if you don't feel 100%, and after a short while, you ARE well and refreshed.  Be so aware of your words, your terminology, and know you most certainly can do a word study in scripture to learn of the examples of terminology, of words , etc.  I bet you hadn't heard/known of the word idiom. This is the definition of idiom: 
id·i·om
1.a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light ).

Just thought you would like to know that a reason you might be having problems, is because of your own idioms!
BE aware and whatsoever things are GOOD, yes think on these things, but speak them as well. Philippians 4:8. 
Shalom