- 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...........
Friday, April 7, 2017
I awoke this am,and was in a mood full of self pity~~ I did my devotions and just went and laid down on the couch. I fell back asleep, awoke, and was in and out for a little over an hour. I got up though and just started to get some morning nurishment. I opened the front door and saw the most awesomest red of a sunrise. It was sweet, and then .... AND THEN~~~ I got this "Why don't you take some photography shots?" Ok......... so I get my tripod out and and the excitement starts! I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I hear (almost audibly), YOU MADE IT! IT IS FINISHED and more even, i remember the day APRIL 4th 2004, when at Lake Henshaw and I saw the territorial dispute with the Bald Eagles! and there was the 13th year anniversary this week! Today is April 7th and 7 means complete/ total. My name means VICTORY! and is out of Job! JOB 23:11! Now this week it was prophesied through Chuck Pierce about THIS WEEK will be your breakthrough. A pit stop and then the breakthrough! So anyone who reads this can have a glorious breakthrough! Claim this Victory! IN JESUS NAME!!!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nicole Ramirez~~~~
Saturday, April 1, 2017
Smith Wigglesworth Devotional~ 24 Until now you have not askedfor anything in my name.Ask and you will receive,and your joy will be complete. JOHN 16;24
II Chronicles 20: 15-30
15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’” 18 Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord.19 Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. 20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:“Give thanks to the Lord, ~~ for his love endures forever.”22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another. 24 When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped. 25 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it.26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah, where they praised the Lord. This is why it is called the Valley of Berakah to this day. 27 Then, led by Jehoshaphat, all the men of Judah and Jerusalem returned joyfully to Jerusalem, for the Lord had given them cause to rejoice over their enemies. 28 They entered Jerusalem and went to the temple of the Lord with harps and lyres and trumpets. 29 The fear of God came on all the surrounding kingdoms when they heard how the Lord had fought against the enemies of Israel. 30 And the kingdom of Jehoshaphat was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.
God has a plan for us that is greater than out thoughts , greater than words can say. You who have been asking great things from GOD, for a long time would be amazed if you entered into prayer understanding that t he Master, Jesus, has such knowledge of the mightiness of the Father's power, and of the joint union with HIM that He can say: nothing is impossible for you to ask. He alone can say, "Until now you have asked nothing/"
If you will only dispose of yourself --- for nothing but yourself will hinder you--- it may be today that GOD will transform you so that you will be an altogether different person, as you have never been before. Move beyond your human mind, your human measure, your own strength and all your resources --- this is a big thing for me to say --- and let inspiration take charge of your entirely, and bring your out of yourself into the power of GOD~
Believe that today is a new beginning for you! You have never passed this way before, so I bring you to another day of passing over any heights, passing through mists or darkness. Dare to believe that the cloud is upon, and it will break with an exceeding reward of blessing Don't be afraid of clouds__ they are all earthly. Never be afraid of an earthly thing. You/ We belong to a higher order, a divine order, a spiritual order. Believe that God wants you to soar high this day.THOUGHT for today: Begin to believe in extravagant asking, believing that God is pleased when you ask large thing. YES AND AMEN< HALLELUJAH ABBA GOD!! SHALOM TOO!