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Drummer. Opportunist. Church boy. Houston raised and saved by grace through faith! (must I say more?) 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Win Win Situation.

So I am at a point in my life in which I will need to be making very BIG decisions that will affect my life in the future. These decisions are vital to me at this age in my life.
Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.

(Psalm 127:1 ESV)
          This is a great verse and it really brought a sense of peace to me when I read it on a daily bible verse website and let me know that I will be fine. So it does not matter what I do, where I go, or where I stay, as long it is in the will of God I have no worries. Any step I take in life will not be in vain.
          There is nothing worse than working on projects for months, if not weeks, and it all be in vain or for nothing. Well I don't know about you but I do not want my life to be like that, I want to fulfill my purpose wherever I go or stay at. As a Christian, we must know that we must stay aligned with what the Bible says and not get ahead of God.

The Bible says it best in Matthew 6:33, But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and ALL these things will be given to you as well.

dont live your life in vain.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Simply Thankful.

This month has been a roller coaster this year for me, however one of the predominant emotions I’ve had is simply thankfulness. Just a few of the reasons…

  • I'm thankful of how God has shown his grace and favor on me in different ways, and how I have not always been able to understand his timing and my time.
  • I'm thankful because this month God has given my grandfather another year to live and have him as an inspiration in my progressing life. 
  • I'm thankful as well that my little brother Jorge turned 3 years old. I love him dearly and am so thankful that he annoys myself and my parents at times with all the banging he does on random objects in home with anything that represents drum sticks, since he is really growing a passion for it. 
  • I'm thankful for my family in general since we are very united and have strong love for one another! I like how we all give each other nicknames and sit at the table at least once a day and pray for our meal together.
  • I'm thankful because of the youth at my church keep me going through encouragement and ideas!
  • I'm thankful for all my spiritual leaders that have spoken life into me, especially my father and mother since they know me best.
  • I'm thankful because of how God is working in me to become more mature in my daily life as well as my spiritual life as well to be able to aspire those in my daily life!
  • I'm thankful for what is to come in my life since I remain under construction!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Fell like a Sucka!


Being a 20 year old guy, I have just a little ego and sometimes, and I admit that it may get the best of me! I was remembering a memorable event that took place in my life that has forever changed a state of mind I had of it!

it = PT @ gym (read more)

          So what had happened to me was that I signed up at this new gym a near my home and started doing my own thing as everyone does on their first day. I, however, on the treadmill ridiculously sweating after about 5 min was tapped on the shoulder by a young and beautiful chick that asked me something I regretted answering! She said, "Sir would you be interested having a 1 on 1 workout training session with me to see if you would be interested to sign up later?" She had on a blue shirt that had "PERSONAL TRAINER." I am not gonna lie, but I was really attracted to the girl and...

          As you can guess I said yes, since I had too much pride and ego to say no! Well it was a decision that I dearly regretted. We started getting to know each other as we walked to her office where she would do a examination on me and my stats. Long story short, I went through the full examination in the office and went out to the floor for a, what she said, "short 20 minute workout." Well I can tell you this much, I had never felt so dumb and used in my life by a girl like this before. She had me doing all kinds of work on my thighs only and it was non-stop! Mind you that I had not been to the gym in a very long time and this was also my very first day!

Well I was giving it all I had and was looking bad at it as well, but I couldn't help it! I felt a little humiliated as I tried finishing up some workouts that I knew seemed a little too much for me, but my ego and pride was in the way, so I did not stop at all until the end! Longer story even shorter; after the workout, I went to her office and she was going over the prices for more classes throughout the week and I almost rudely excused myself as she looked at me in shock, I speed-walked all the way across the gym to the locker room and vomited all my breakfast and more! Ew!

RESULT = calling in on work for Monday and Tuesday and shamefully returning back for the rest of the week with a weird looking swagger that gave me a lean when I walked! This lasted 2 full and well counted weeks.

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YOUR TAKE-AWAY FROM THIS:
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1. Yes, although things may look hard and may seem impossible at times, one must persevere and go through the fire to come out gold!

2. The devil appears the same way as this personal trainer does to me, beautiful. The devil sends sin and temptations to you and sometimes we fall for it and look very bad from the effects of falling for the temptation. Sometimes we know how to avoid it, but we still go back to the vomit as a dog does and eats it!

James 1:9 (THE MESSAGE)
Anyone who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward is life and more life.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011

          Hey it has been a good while since I last blogged and I want to let you know that a lot has happened since then! I am excited to fill you in about some of the events that have happened in my life since then! Will be blogging ASAP and just, if you haven't yet, check out some of my other entries and throw in a comment or rate them as well. The feedback is well appreciated! God Bless!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Time is Going by so Slow! Ugh!



          There is always that time of day in your appointment, work shift, or in school where it just seems that time is not going by fast enough! UGH! Frustrating when those last 30 minutes of work feel like 30 days and you just want time to zoom by! Trust me many times, I have that feeling right when I get into work in the morning barely starting my shift off!

          I have come to a point of gratitude to see that God has trusted me with my job for almost 2 years in Geek Squad phone support since I was 18. Now, 20, I wonder where did TIME go! OMG! It's been 2 years since I graduated and was a bum at home? ( no offense if you still are!) Well, I picked up on the trend that everyday after a while of course, I wanted time to go by fast already so that I could get out of work and get on with my business! 

          Digo eso para decir esto (lol): Enjoy everyday life in whatever it is that you do! Whether at work, home, school, appointments, or driving, or all of these eventually, make it count! For once go to that cubicle of that weird person and yell, "Hi, you're it!," and then runaway! (that would be funny!) Every person that walks past you, say Hi and smile and interact! Many times it may be hard to do this, bu you know what, DO IT!

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back."

Agree? Comment. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You think you high but you really getting low...you gon' hate it but I had to let ya know!




Imma Blow Your High - Lecrae (Lyrics)
Hmm, Here we go again
Why you blowing them stems I'm bout' to flow again
I know the smoke ain't the only thing going in
I gotta whole lotta truth you can roll'em with
Feel it in your chest, yes, breath
It's what you breathe in never thinkin' that you blessed
You hear it in the back, right, left
Your body feeling right but your soul getting left
You think you gettin' high but you really getting low
The devil got you blind from the weed that you blow
You worshippin' a tree instead of worshippin' the king
When he made everything Romans 1:23
Chase that high all the way to into the grave
You lost in your low so you're high everyday
And everything you crave only makes you a slave
And Christ is the only way you ever gonna 'scape
If it's one hitta, quitta, get it
In your mind that your time's gon' pass
And if you gon' get it, spit it, lick it
You got one life and it ain't gon' last
You ain't stimulated, you manipulated by a hater
And he hate it when you rehabilitated
If smoke is the evidence, you takin' His benevolent gift
And telling him split while you're in hell in yo hit , so get up

Ohh, you think you high but you really getting low
Yeah, you gon' hate it but I had to let you know
That in the end we all gon' die, can't escape it if you try
I know your lighters up but I'ma blow your high (Eyyy!)
I'ma blow your high (Eyyy!) I'ma blow your high
I know you're trying to free your mind
But you just wasting time
And Jesus is alive

[Canon:]
Wait a minute ya'll
Let me take it down a river while they rolling down the hedonism boulevard
Anything that got em' feeling, maybe money or the Lamborghini in the magazine about the sports car
Everybody wanting satisfaction
But there's no regard for The One who has it
And everybody wantin' grabbin'
But you gotta get it from above where they stash it
You can try to get high
You can feel alive
But the reality, your soul dry
You gotta find anybody with a better high
You ain't fillin' half of the $20 bag full of weed that provides it
Gotta make a U-turn cause if you turn
You can see The One who turns
But if we never make that turn
You will never be content with the high you've earned
You will never be happy
Running with the love of kush
For the love of kush, I promise
You can either be a slave to an object
Or rather be a slave to the God who's honest
They ain't never seen a high like I got
But they fallin' in the puddle like a raindrop
Steady running from the top of the balcony
Looking over the Hollywood valleys falling from the rooftop

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Birth Story is Interesting!

          "Mr. Cruz, the decision is yours, your son or your wife to live because only one will be able to make it," were the words that were told to my father right before my mother gave birth to me. YIKES! You see when I was inside of my mother's womb, I was the type of baby that kicked a lot inside of my mother. Therefore my mother already knew that I was going to be a niƱo "travieso" and all over the place. So you might be asking, what does you kicking have to do with anything when you were inside of your mother? Well, since I would move around a lot inside, I eventually got her umbilical cord wrapped around my neck and I was practically suffocating. Wow!
  Well you see, the Bible says in Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future," and it also mentions in Ephesians 2:10 that, "...we are God's masterpiece, created in the Messiah Jesus to do good works that God prepared long ago to be our way of life."
You see! God has all of us on His mind and has plans for us all and he has prepared a way for us. Now at times not all of us choose to allow God in our lives but He still loves us so much and watches over us! I truly thank God so much for life because there are no coincidences, rather God-given moments/appointments.
  So my dad told the doctor, "I would like to keep my wife, but if you can save both that would definitely be preferred." Awwwww! Well, I think that if I were a husband as well, I would had said the same thing as well, but that was definitely a shocker for me at first! My mother was having me around the time of September in the week of my dad's birthday so another discrepancy was that my mother was determined to give birth to me on my father's birthday. So the process began obviously of trying to rescue me and now of course I made it because if not then you would probably would not be reading this entry!  Her mission was accomplished on September 23, 1990 of having me born on my father's birthday that we now both share. The picture below was one of the times that we took pictures together on our birthday just a few years ago.

  

          I am forever thankful for the life that I have been trusted with and challenge myself to make a difference from now on and to live life to the fullest by enjoying family in friends but at the same time by not conforming. When I say "by not confirming," I mean by not enjoying life the ways that I have been told that is the best way to enjoy it, which is drinking it up, smoking, snorting, shooting it up, and by laying around with other girls also! Now, "con mas ganas" I make it a point to not be easily influenced by others when I know who I am in Christ and who my parents have raised me to be.
  So I am alive right now and I have no shame in telling anyone that I am a Christ follower, I attend church 3 times a day for service, I am a pastor's kid, I am a virgin and proud of it, I have not drunk any kind of beer or liquor, and I have not smoked anything or done any type of drugs. either! I want to spend the rest of my life chasing after God and fulfilling my purpose here on earth by using my talents that I too have been trusted with and putting it to work! You might say well I have already done all of that, well its never too late for you to start over again and God still loves you even while you were doing it and He has been waiting for you with arms wide open!
          If I knew about Skillet as a baby...I think I would have sung this song below! YEAY!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ever asked yourself, where is God when...?


          "In God we trust" has been a slogan that is used for our nation and that is printed in particular areas that at times can be very contradictory! There has always been a BIG question that everyone would love to know the answer to especially if we say "in God we trust,"and that question is "God, where are you?" Many will out of simplicity say that God is in heaven of course, but the question is about where He is in the time of tragedy or catastrophes, or even maybe during bumpy times in our personal lives.

*I would love to share this website that will perfectly answer your question to this:
http://www.everystudent.com/features/tragedy.html

God has created humanity with the ability to choose. This means that we are not forced into a relationship with Him. He allows us to reject Him and to commit other evil acts as well. He could force us to be loving. He could force us to be good. But then what kind of relationship would we have with Him? It would not be a relationship at all, but a forced, absolutely controlled obedience. Instead He gave us the human dignity of free will.
Naturally, we cry from the depths of our souls..."But God, how could You let something of this magnitude happen?"
How would we want God to act? Do we want Him to control the actions of people? In the case of dealing with a terrorist attack, what could possibly be an acceptable number of deaths for God to allow?! Would we feel better if God allowed only the murder of hundreds? Would we rather God allowed only the death of one person? Yet if God would prevent the murder of even one person, there is no longer freedom to choose. People choose to ignore God, to defy God, to go their own way and commit horrible acts against others.


The video above is an awesome and powerful song that is suitable for any tragedy, but in this time, it is dedicated to the people in Northern Japan and surrounding countries that got part of the damage that has taken place. My heart and prayers are with Japan and those that suffered from this recent tragedy.

          I hope you found time to look at or read the website that I shared with you above and really think about. God has been waiting for us to call on him, how can we ask where HE is when He has been there the entire time! Much love! If you're reading this, comment below your thoughts about the website I shared or what you think of what has been going on in Japan.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan has a massive earthquake!

Wow, so I have been deeply moved by receiving the news of the massive earthquake that Japan has received. They suffered a 8.9 magnitude earthquake that caused very high waves that killed hundreds of people and took away homes, cars, and other big items in the water.

This is from My Fox Houston sharing good information:
The tsunami slammed the eastern coast of Japan, sweeping away boats, cars, homes and people as widespread fires burned out of control. It's traveling at 500 mph—as fast as a jetliner—and likely won't change speed until it hits a large area of land.




There are some videos that have been recorded from the earthquakes that have taken place there in Japan as well just so that you could see the impact and devastation of it that I will post up later.
I think that this is very unbelievable and that we should keep the people of Japan primarily in prayer as well as the surrounding countries since many innocent people died. Today I seriously want to thank My Lord and Savior for life and health and protection from events as such. I pray that God brings hope, love, unity and comfort to these people that suffered this. The Bible talks about to mourn/cry with those who mourn/cry in the book of Romans 12:15-16.
15 Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. 16 Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.
Today as many are Thanking God its Friday, just think to yourself how fortunate we are in our everyday life. Try it at your best to know that God is BIG in even the most smallest things such as in our every day breath, when we can open/close our eyes when we wake up and that we have strength to be able to get off our bed. Remember while we may go out and about, there are other people that are devastated at a catastrophe that has just taken place and I want you to know that wherever you are and whatever you are going through, know that you are going "through it" and not staying in it and that there is nothing impossible for God if you call upon his name!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


So at this point I am still in the process of applying to SAGU and have been checking out some reviews and much more about it from others. No, I am not letting the reviews or anything else get to me or change my perception of it, but I sit here at work and simply wait. I am praying and having faith that I will be accepted this Fall in August to live on campus and make some awesome friends. I can't wait! I have been juggling around with the paper work for a while waiting on a minister's reference letter to be completed so that I could fax it in. I recently have answered all of the questions that are on the student profile sheet, which is also part of the application.
There is a problem however, that I have not been able to find my recent shot records since we have moved into our new home. I think that I have gone through all of the paperwork that our family has and all I have found was an outdated copy. Not only is this holding me up a bit, but also the nerves of having to more shots as a requirement for living on campus. I am not usually scared to take shots but there is always a sense of nervousness. Well its grind season for me and its time to get the pedal to the metal and finish this up because time is wasting and there are lives to save for Christ. God is coming very soon and what better than to be very well educated about his Word to take on even with more confidence what the enemy has taken. I have chosen to live by faith and not by sight and I encourage you to do so and take serious the work of the Lord. I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phillipians 4:13) and now without a shadow of a doubt that I will be accepted to SAGU for the glory of God.