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Fix it. There is always a way. 

Growing older and getting older are almost two similar phrases, but different. The first is how our bodies develop as in height and size from babies to adults. The second is how we obtain age and become an elder. The first is how physically we become amazed with the wonders of our bodies, then later how every day we see spots, wrinkles, or the faults of aging. The second is how gracefully we establish character, dig up for lasting inspiration, and know the art of war and peace. 

There is time for everything. God gives us time for everything, if we listen to Him. There is always a way for everything, if we have faith. 

As I write this, I try to go back to the past and process how I survived troubles and trials just like the others. I found out that it is a matter of helping one another, correcting what is wrong, and being united for a good cause. It was not easy because nothing is easy, but if you do it with God's design, God will never permit you to sl…

Prayer for Pope Francis

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PRAYER FOR POPE FRANCIS

O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful, look favorably on your servant Francis, whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd.  Grant, we pray, that by word and example he may be of service to those over whom he presides, so that together with the flock entrusted to his care, we may all come to everlasting life;  through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

My Journal Notes. On November 28, 2017

Life is a series of cobwebs

If you have woven well,

You could have woven magnificent designs

Like  shapely chocolates in a box

Like colorful  seashells on the shore

Heavenly creation thriving -

For all -

In God's wonderful  art of love.

/rosevoc

Book Analysis: Uses of Death

Masters of the world say communities have to be voracious readers for civilization to progress. As I came across this book, "Cities of the Dead," by Joseph Roach (1941), I thought there was something special about the topic, because we are the living and soon, we would all die. Of course, everyone must savor the life we have because life is a gift from God. Yet, life is a balanced equation. It comes complete with death. Birth is equal to death. That is why Jesus Christ came for us, to give us more, that we may be worthy and happy of the present. The present will be tomorrow. Tomorrow will be the next past. Such is the cycle of time. Death has many uses.

Cities of the Dead showcases murals, cemeteries, burials, festivals, historical monuments, art, and pictures of cities that convey no words but a heritage. Codes, symbols, and issues suggest functions to be deciphered by scholars. The forgotten dead but not gone opens a collective memory for the living.

Moreover, poets sing abo…

On September 1, 2017. Journal Notes

1.  I want to seize this time gathering my thoughts

My muse bids me - in September

There is so much to write

and nothing to write at all

I want you, dense, like smoke.



2.  Photos of your dwellings make me cry

a porch,  a castle, and empty bench near the lake

I remember our house

when I kept your shoes.

Why do you always leave me?

Your promise of coming back is what I hold dearest.

Around the visionary earth

I wait like a child

If I could only tell you what you meant,

there is no point in writing.


//rosevoc2



Journal Notes. August 6, 2017. Dear God

Dear God,

There are things we don't understand,
but everything keeps coming
in obedience of You.

You know what's best for us
Dear God, bless and protect us.
Amen.

Glory be to the Father, to the Son and to the Holy SPirit
As it was in the beginning, now, and will be forever. Amen.

/rosevoc.morning prayers



Remembering my Dad on St. John the Baptist's Day

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L-R My mother Clemens (rip), my dad Juan (rip), and myself ( in front)