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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...........

Thursday, June 18, 2015

No body knows! No one, but GOD!

As I am listening to my play list on youtube, the song comes on Alabaster Box, by CeCe Winans.  The song ends, and she speaks, You don’t know what I have been through. You weren’t there the night Jesus found me. You did not feel what I felt when Jesus wrapped His arms around me! You don’t know the cost of the Oil in my alabaster box. No one knows what you have come through, so many people “think” they do, or make comments about that they do. We/ each of us has such emotion that is welled up inside of us and it’s time to let it out. Of course don’t sin.  Scripture even says,  “Be angry and don’t sin”  In context of  Ephesians: 4:25… Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. 26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27 Neither give place to the devil. Only the Lord knows our pains beside we ourselves. We want everyone to understand us, to accept us, and that will never be. BUT GOD does understand us, accept us and that is because HE CREATED US!   He has wonderful plans for us;  Jeremiah 29:11 ….   For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  He created me you/us/me in the wombs of our moms…..  Psalm 139:13 For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. You are like clay in My hands too, says our Creator! Pay attention to what He told Israel, and He say’s to you! I created/made you!Jeremiah 18:1-6   The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: “Arise, and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will let you hear my words.” So I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was working at his wheel. And the vessel he was making of clay was spoiled in the potter’s hand, and he reworked it into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to do. Then the word of the Lord came to me: “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel.  It is now time to humble ourselves…… II Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  We are in a time of revival, and that revivals starts with true humility, letting God be the Creator and not the acquaintance of ourselves. Are you ready, It’s time!  Let’s go, be, and do what He has called us to be and do.   SHALOM! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

The White Throated Swift

I love nature/creation and in so, see/hear great things most don't.   From the colors of the underside of leaves, to how many wings a dragonfly has. Here recently I keep hearing a sound and a few weeks ago, looked up into the sky when I heard it. At first I could not see what I was hearing, and even was wondering if it was angelic. I got my binoculars and saw these birds that were black and white and were surely flying in/around/by/out of one another. Now I declare that where one has waited for sometime, some...............  time.................. :
The time has come and will be swift this week!  Ones throat will vocalize with another and this will be a true of those of us that will gather in small groups for the Lord God this season even!  Black and White stands for the fact that many of us, see in that way!  We either see it black or white, not a grey. This is even in ones walk with the Lord. No grey areas..............
Grey Areas
So often we can get information/communication of the Lord God, through situations/ colors/ foods we see or eat, and ever so many other things. This posting is about the swifts and we are in that time of having much we have waited on, be it for a season, or many have waiting their entire lives for some things......................
Another tidbit about the white throated swifts are the fact they only get into large groups where they commune/live.  When they fly it is usually in very small groups, and that is the  season we are in.  The body of Christ has come into a season of meeting in small home groups, as well as meeting in coffee shops and maybe even parks/ outdoor areas.  This is a time of being intimate for so many are not and keep alot to themselves. A time to trust your "issues" with a few others. We are the Body of Christ and we NEED and SHOULD meet more together. It is time to strengthen and be there for one another.  One last tidbit, (as important as all else), keep those things quiet/to yourself and don't share outside the group/ except with Holy Spirit.  The White throated swift.