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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...........


Friday, May 30, 2014

The song of the Killdeer............

Those who know me, know I love creation, AND have a love affair (properly correlated), to birds. So often the Lord will bring, be it a bug, bird, or maybe just a flower, and the color, size, sound, will minister to me.  I do interpret dreams, and most everything has a spiritual significance to it.  So it is, with the sound/call of the Killdeer. I still don't totally grasp it, but not many birds are out at night, but you can most certainly hear the killdeer. I share the link as well above so you can listen and hear this delightful creature.  All animals/birds included have their habitat domain, and ever so many birds, just love open grassy area.  They can see movement, bugs with their incredible eyesight!  Make sure you check out the link I attached..................................

Killdeer, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Killdeer, Sounds, All About Birds - Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Sunday, May 18, 2014

He has most certainly tried me "and"..................................................

For years I have been drawn to the book of Job............   The first time was when I was much younger (maybe 20 years ago), and I ordered my name NICOLE, (which I LOVE),  on a plaque, and the scripture was from Job.  Job 23:11 to be exact; and the verse speaks this:  My foot has held to His steps; I have kept His way, and  have not turned aside.                                                                             I then check out my name as well on the internet and it is of French origin. I also go to a number of websites and each one say nearly the same thing about Nicole.  It means victorious one, victory of the people, and victorious spirit. The scripture given in many a place is again from the same book/chapter, and is the very verse before this one:  But He knows the way that I take: when He hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold. Job 23:10.
In the next season, I learn about the fact how GOD knows/KNOWS I will succeed and overcome, all that has tried to come against me, be it simple good people relying on their own understanding to ugly spirits that had authority in my life and no longer do.
Then I get into the prophetic realm/ dream interpretation and the fact that numbers/colors have a spiritual significance too.  I buy some Christian books on prophetic stuff/dream interpretation and learn ever so much.  I am drawn to the number 17, for that is the number of the day I was born. It means :

The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 17                                                                                          

In the Bible the number 17 symbolizes "overcoming the enemy" and "complete victory." God overcame the sins of rebellious humans when he began to flood the earth through rain on the 17th of the second Hebrew month. Noah's ark and its eight passengers rested on the mountains of Ararat on the 17th of the seventh month (right in the middle of God's annual Holy period known as the Feast of Tabernacles).  Jesus Christ gained a complete victory over death and the grave when God resurrected him near sunset on Nisan 17 (Saturday, April 8, 30 A.D.). In the book of 1Corinthians the thirteenth chapter, the seventeenth mention of the word 'love' comes when the apostle Paul states that it is the GREATEST gift of all (1Corinthians 13:13). God's unending love (John 3:16) is truly victorious over all things. Those who stay faithful to God to the end of their lives will gain the victory over the grave when they are miraculous brought back to life (see 1Corinthians 15). Daniel 7's beasts have seven heads and ten horns, for a total number of 17. They represent world-ruling powers from Daniel's time to the Second Coming of Jesus. The devil's end-time system (Revelation 13) will have seven heads and ten horns, which totals 17. All mankind will very soon obey and worship the devil and the Beast power. They will war against those who have faith in Jesus and keep the commandments, thus achieving a victory (though short-lived) against God's people (Revelation 13:1 - 8).
True Christians, however, will gain the ultimate victory over God's adversaries when he resurrects them back to life (Revelation 15:2; 20:4). One of the major themes of the Day of Atonement (commonly referred to as Yom Kippur), which occurs in the seventh Hebrew month on the tenth day, is the binding of Satan (see Revelation 20). Thus, 10 plus 7 equal the number 17, which testifies to Christ's perfect overcoming of Satan. 
http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/17.html

I am having such breakthrough in understanding such simple truths............    and instead of focusing
on the actual UGH that did happen, am focusing on what the LORD is pointing out. What are you going through in this season?  What is your focus? It is ok to look and even let the ugh of the past come up, through and out of you. But/BUT  don't stay there, let it out and let hope/joy/happiness be focused on and out of you.  I have been tried and have come forth as gold.....................
How about you?

Sunday, May 4, 2014

PHILIP RAMIREZ/ DANIEL RAMIREZ/ CHARLES RAMIREZ

Not many things can make a mom more happier than to see her kids/offspring!!!    Especially as they are grown and living their own lives, and paying their own bills!   I declare that I get to see ALL my kids this very week!  My Coast Guard kid, My First born kid, and my United States Marine kid.  Yes a United States Marine can be a kid, but only their mom's kid.  Yippee!  Thank YOU, LORD for a bountiful group of men/kids a percentage of each!  I lift up this next 2 weeks of having some TIME with the 3 amigos/ hombre's that I was blessed in birthing!    This is just a short posting, but so strategic!!  I declare that this family of mine will ALL serve GOD the Creator of each of them/us!  PSALM 139!!    YEAH GOD!!!  I invite you to pray/declare for all of us.  Thank you!
By the way the older man is the dad/father of all three hombres!   Next 3 postings will be of each of them!!!   SHALOM!!!!

Photography by Nicole N

Photography by Nicole N