The 4 day weekend is over and we are back at it today. It was great spending time with my wife and kids. It was also a bit of a serious weekend as my wife and I had to make some hard decisions regarding our finances. We worked through the issues by God’s grace and we are living by faith. The Lord is in control and we trust Him with all the details. That is what believers in Jesus do. We lift it up to Him and say Your will be done.
My wife doesn’t want me to share the private details of our finances, so I will honor her request. We always appreciate your prayers. The Lord knows what we need and He will provide.
I also wanted to say thank you to everyone who has supported me. I know many of us don’t agree on certain things and I appreciate that most of you have never slandered me or sent me hateful messages, even if you disagree with me. I love all people and I don’t care what color your skin is or what culture or nation you are from. It is a great honor to have people from all over the world reading my blog. There are even people from almost every country in the Middle East. So far, there are people from 140 nations in the world visiting this blog. May God bless, heal, and save every single one of you and may He bless all of our countries! I love you all in Jesus’ Name! Jesus loves you and He died for all of us!
I am humbled and honored that any of you would take the time to read what I write. I appreciate the messages of encouragement and I enjoy chatting with everyone. I know that sometimes I can be very passionate. I do not want to be harsh and I do keep in my heart that I need to speak the truth in love with gentleness and respect. I will always speak boldly with passion as that is who God made me and that is the fire of His Spirit inside me, but His gentleness is also inside me and there must be a balance. I understand that.
It really is ridiculous for anybody to call me a racist. They have no idea how I grew up. They don’t know about the violence I encountered and the homies I rolled with. They don’t know about true friendship and love. My best friend in Middle School was black and I consider him my brother still to this day and I have great love for him. We were so close that everyone called us Salt and Pepper. I know what it’s like to have real friends who will back you up and even bleed for you if necessary. I know what it’s like to have friends who will lay down their lives for you.
It’s not about skin color with me. It’s about heart and character. That’s what I care about. Who are you inside? Do you have integrity? Do you hunger for righteousness or evil? Are you trustworthy? Are you filled with love or hate? Your skin color is not going to tell me any of that.
Most of my friends growing up in Littleton, Colorado were black, Latino, or Native American. I dated Latina girls and I ended up marrying a woman with Spanish heritage. I also worked landscaping for many years working under the hot sun with the guys from Mexico. I was out there doing everybody’s landscaping and golf courses and I spoke Spanish with the guys all day 40 hours per week. They work very hard and I have great respect for those men. I am very blessed to have worked with them and I will always remember their life stories. Don’t ever tell me I am a racist. People who are obsessed with race are the racists. Divisions of the flesh come from the evil one.
The link below is to a post I wrote when I first started blogging back in 2018. It is a story about how my friend Damien saved my life in Middle School when I was being choked out in the stairwell. It also shows what I think about racism.
Whether it comes to our finances or this blog or fighting Celiac or any other thing in my life, I am living by faith. We don’t know what’s around the next corner, so we can’t walk by sight. We must trust God and He will always make our paths straight! The Lord is always faithful and He won’t let us down!
Grace and peace to you all!
“We live by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7
“For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make your paths