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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, December 29, 2013

A NEW DAY HAS BEGUN.....

Well though the new has begun, so often; "I" must take that which has been spoken and turn into action/a prophetic act. So either just ignore this posting OR embrace it. For months now, I have been ever so aware of the sun's rising. Since it is in the season of it's later rising, most of the time 7:00 here at my house/home, I am so often sitting at my desk WHEN the SUN rises. Or maybe better yet, when the earth rotates so as the sun hits its lands, oceans, and territories.  BUT this morning as I sat at my desk, I wasn't just aware, but AWARE and stood up, faced east at 7:06 am. Within 90 seconds IT HAPPENED, the suns/SON'S rays hit me.  I was in awe, was elated beyond words......
THEN I heard those beautiful Red Crowned Parrots flying over too.  This was and is a  new day.
Oh and though we are about to have a new year here in the Roman Calendar, well The Hebraic new year already started (well that was what I was taught anyway): I have decided to make a list and get organized in  many areas. Physical exercise, gardening lists, and going beyond my book and greeting cards which IS most of my items for sale.
What is your NEW PLANS for 2014/5774.........................

Here is a Link to where I store a lot of my work........
Enjoy~~  Photography by Nicole

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

AFTER DOING ALL STAND~~~

Have you ever done, and Done, and DONE. You have done so much, there isn't anything else you can do.
These last few years, I have put the armor of God on each night before bedtime, as well as if and when I awake at night. This is what I discerned to do for the time I have been in.
Recently I have been hearing (in the spiritual realm), "after doing all stand".  As I was pondering, "Where/what chapter, what book of the Bible might this be in. Hah........ it is in the same verse of putting on the spiritual armor.  So this sweet little posting on Christmas Eve, is  Nicole........ you have done all, now STAND FIRM.  So...........
Ephesians 6 declares this:
Finally my brethren, be strong in the power of the Lord and the power of HIs might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the gospel of peace; above all; taking the shield of faith, wherewith you shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 
So many of us wonder what is the next step to take or the next thing to do.........   Maybe it is just to stand, but Stand Firm.
Have a glorious Christmas, and may you be surprised with a gift or more that you never expected and it will bless you more than you can imagine.
SHALOM from San Diego.........

Nicole (Nikki)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Oh YOU want 100% of my life LORD~~~

This season, I have heard in several ways that GOD wants ALL of me. I have always known that but it has come front and center, and with how the last years have gone, with the battles, warfare, and though so much GOOD has happened with the deliverance of actual demons, (yes I have been a Christian over 30 years), there is still "stuff" that is still clinging onto me. 
A teaching that has come forth has been giving ALL of oneself to the Lord, not just a percentage.  SOOOO this last couple of weeks I have been thinking ALOT and finally today, put those thoughts into action.  I got out a case of my books and took them to church.  I shared with the proper person, what I wanted to do, and if I had permission.
Church started and we started singing. I got a couple of books out and signed them with a word of encouragement to the person(s) it was intended for.  Before long Tim (not his real name), got a book and before long, called me up and prayed for me.  Well one of the first persons in whom I gave a signed book to, wanted to know how much they would cost, for they wanted more to buy for Christmas presents (wow).  I then was prayed for and after several minutes, returned to my seat.  I finished the service and gave books away as I planned. 
Now it was lunch time my sweet mom in law choose to take me and her son (my husband) out to eat. After we were done, we need to stop off at Costco to pick up some items. I grabbed a book, (in anticipation of giving it away), and we got inside and got into line for my order of photography. Before long there were several in line behind us. I just "decided" to give the woman behind me a signed book. So I asked her name and her permission to give her one. Before long we were communicating and as I handed it to her, she got emotional, and tears began to flow. I held/hugged her tightly and her adult kids were there as well and when she opened the book, it was to a page of butterflies and she started SOBBING. This lasted several minutes and when she could speak, she shared that her grandma had died, and her grandma loved butterflies.  Our encounter lasted about 10 minutes and many were aware of "something important" was happening.  I was next to be called, so as to pick up my order and then moved on. We came home and stopped at the corner market to get something to drink (I like Dr. Pepper). That store also sells my photography. Looking back, it's when I don't "think", well that seems to be when GOD does so much in me, through me.
So in conclusion, the sun is down, and the day is over. I have a new customer and the corner market, wants more cards to sell.
Lord I pray that I/WE will seek Your Kingdom first, Quit relying on my own understanding....... and to give YOU ALL of ourselves.  Here is a link to share some of what I do...............     SHALOM      https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhotographybyNicole

Friday, December 13, 2013

Quit thinking is such a negative way~~~~~~~~~~

Well, so many of "us" complain, whine over negative items, be it our bills, housework, our family and it's issues, and ever so much more......
Over the last season, I have done the same thing, and have though healing has come into being, it took me over a year to realize I was actually delivered of some horrible *)@#!&(=.     God has so greatly blessed me, you, us, and most of the time we don't even acknowledge it.
I have the book "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne, and there are many declarations of tidbits of life, and breakthrough in it. I realize it is not scripture, but there are so many nuggets there.  ONE BEING: Visualize what your breakthrough is, visualize good, an example being, your cupboards full, and your body healthy.  Let me type the very statement off of page 81, by Dr. Denis Waitley

I took the visualization process from the Apollo program, and instituted it during the 1980's and 90's into t he Olympic program. It was called the Visual Motor Rehearsal.
When you visualize then you materialize. Here's an interesting thing about the mind: we took Olympic athletes and had them run their even only in their mind, and then hooked them up to sophisticated  biofeedback equipment. Incredibly, the same  muscles fired in the same sequence when  they were running the race in their mind as when they were running it on the track. How could this be? Because the mind can't distinguish whether you're really doing it or whether it's just a practice.  If you've been there in the mind you'll go there in the body. 

So as I share this, I think of many who are dieting, getting medical treatment, waiting for that special someone, and a list of many other scenarios that we are waiting for, but not visualizing a "GOOD" outcome.  Try this for a  season and "SEE" what happens. 


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

MY CHAINS ARE GONE!!

I KNOW this, that THAT which I have been battling with is OVER WITH! Healing is still in progress but ALL the Chains from that ISSUE are over. It's time to go and do once more. I quit doing ever so much, and have dwelt in "self this", and "self that", oh of course self pity too. I am to no longer gaze behind, though "stuff" still needs to be dealt with, you know like when you have been hurt, the surgery is over and now it's time to rehabilitate, and honestly, even that is almost done as well. My focus shall be with the present, with God, and whatsoever things are good. In this world, we so often focus on the bad and the ugly, and forget the good. So this day and it surely is cold as well as a dark time of year, for the shortest day is coming up, well THEN things in our lives will be getting brighter and brighter. REALLY! MY CHAINS ARE GONE!!

Chris Tomlin - Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)