I drew this after receiving the adenoma diagnosis in 1999

Psalm 19

Psalm 19
Pat Garcia receiving the sunrise. Photo: Victor Alonso Martinez Garcia

The journey.....................................

marathon of life: How did all this begin?

I was coming out of the bathroom after taking a shower I felt a strange dizziness and sat down at the couch. One hour later I "woke up" I felt strange .................. more

Dioko in greek means to follow or press hard after, to pursue with earnestness and diligence in order to obtain, to go after with the desire of obtaining.

marathon of life: Surviving a brain tumor

As we face many storms faith is like an anchor that keeps us from drifting and casting away in order to continue our journey, sometimes facing frightening waves, sometimes on dry desert land or cold inhospitable weather .

Marathon of life: Finding out about Epylepsy

At least I knew what was attacking my body I knew what was happening yet it was so painful. Thyrotoxic episodes were exacerbating seizures.

In patients with established epilepsy (including generalized epilepsy syndromes), seizures and paroxysmal EEG
abnormalities can be exacerbated by hyperthyroidism In other patients, focal or generalized seizures occur only during thyrotoxic episodes. Seizure exacerbations usually remit when patients become euthyroid with treatment.

My art and epylepsy: Creative Sparks

Friday, October 9, 2015

A Lying Tongue, A False Witness

The Lordsaid to Moses: “If anyone sins and is unfaithful to the Lord by deceiving a neighbor about something entrusted to them or left in their care or about something stolen, or if they cheat their neighbor, or if they find lost property and lie about it, or if they swear falsely about any such sin that people may commit— when they sin in any of these ways and realize their guilt, they must return what they have stolen or taken by extortion, or what was entrusted to them, or the lost property they found, or whatever it was they swore falsely about.

I will be in court in a few hours, testifying and telling the truth about the labor lawsuit I filed a little more than two years ago. 
I'm speaking truth, they're speaking lies.......

I trust the Eternal God.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Beauty of The Lord

God's handwriting
The beauty of the Lord
I was having a conversation the other day and I remember how my sister once told me I was a dreamer, always looking for something beautiful everywhere....
Now many years later I've realized I've been looking at the beauty of the Lord! 
You can see it or you can't. It's up to you!
Many years later, my sister told me to keep dreaming.

The book of Esther

There is a place deep within ourselves  help us that helps us  see -- like Esther did -- beyond the exterior, beyond that exterior  facade which we tend to call "reality."

Esther had learned to see God wherever she looked. She saw Him as her only parent and she let His presence be her guide.

We can see Godin places we never believed He could be found -- in one's heart, in the day to day events, the tapestry of our lives.

God’s hand was as much involved in the making of us before we knew him as it is now, our eyes were just not open to his work and revelation.  Nobody's  purposes are alike, the circumstances and conditions that live to get to our place of purpose are as different as each one of us.   We must not compare ourselves to one another, because each of us is so unique and created by God  for a unique purpose in life.  Where we are planted, and the environment in which we grow. It's all God's plan, to obtain the  finished product we will become.

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Romans 8:28

Monday, October 5, 2015

Freedom From Baby Elephant Mindset

I've realized what's holding me back from accomplishing my impossible dream is all in my mind, I've been chaind to a stake.. I will be free, I've taken steps... must continue...
I've been considering possibility.... I must believe IT IS POSSIBLE!!!
"Everything is possible for one who believes"
Mark 9:23

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Radiance of His Glory

Yes, I've been seeking freedom for reasons that are unclear to me, reasons I don't even know!!
The imaginary psychological chains that tied me down are being broken... yet I stepped backwards, I must advance.....

"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But to Your name give glory, Because of Your mercy,
Because of Your truth."

Hebrews 1
I marvel at the splendor of His glory

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sierra de La Laguna B.C.S. In Danger!!!

In secret, against the opinion of the citizens and natives of the city of La Paz and surrounding areas, our government authorized changes in the use of land that allow this incredible place and our main source of water to become an open pit mine.

Outrageous!! It is a crime!!

The Sierra de la Laguna is a mountain range on the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. It lies at the southern end of the peninsula in the state of Baja California Sur, and is the southernmost range of the Peninsular Ranges.
The southern tip of the peninsula, including the Sierra de la Laguna, was formerly an island, and it has a distinctive flora and fauna, with many affinities to southern Mexico. The Sierra is home to many endemic species and subspecies. The dry San Lucan xeric scrub extends from the coast to 250 meters elevation. The Sierra de la Laguna dry forests occupy lower portion of the range, from 250 to 800 meters elevation. Above 800 meters elevation, the dry forests transition to the Sierra de la Laguna pine-oak forests. The composition of the pine-oak forests varies with elevation; oak woodlands predominate from 800 to 1200 meters elevation, with oak-pine woodlands between 1200 and 1600 meters elevation, transitioning to pine-oak forests above 1600 meters elevation. The predominant pine is a local subspecies ofMexican PinyonPinus cembroides subsp. lagunae.
The forests are exploited commercially for timber, and cattle-raising is common in the oak woodland and dry forest zones.
UNESCO has designated the Sierra de la Laguna a global biosphere reserve:
"This semi arid to temperate subhumid climate area represents highly important and contrasted ecosystems, including arid zones, matorrales, low deciduous forest type, evergreen oak:Quercus devia (“encino”) woods, pine-evergreen oak mix woods and oases with palms and “guerivos” situated throughout the gallery forest following the long river basins." The Biosphere reserve was established by a Mexican presidential decree of 6 June 1994, which designated a core area and buffer zones. The core area is centered on the higher-elevation oak-pine forests, while the transition area includes the communities of Todos SantosEl Pescadero, El Triunfo, San Antonio, San Bartolo, Buena Vista, Los Barriles, Las Cuevas,Santiago and Miraflores.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

First Day of Autumn.

At 54.First day of Autumn!
Youth is like spring, an over praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.
Samuel Butler
Primer día de otoño!!!
La juventud es como primavera, una temporada elogiada en exceso, más notable por vientos cortantes que por brisas geniales . El otoño es una temporada más suave, y lo que perdemos en flores lo recuperamos con creces en frutos.
Samuel Butler

Friday, September 11, 2015

Prepare Your Minds for Action!

In Matthew Henry’s commentary preparing your mind for action is described like this, “You have a journey to go, a race to run, a warfare to accomplish, and a great work to do; as the traveller, the racer, the warrior, and the labourer, gather in, and gird up, their long and loose garments, that they may be more ready, prompt, and expeditious in their business, so do you by your minds, your inner man, and affections seated there: gird them, gather them in, let them not hang loose and neglected about you; restrain their extravagances”.

Me at 54
At 54 getting ready for breakthough!!

"Now that you have purified your souls in obedience to the truth, leading to sincere brotherly love, love one another fervently from a pure heart."
1 Peter 1:22

1 Peter 1:22



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