Eyes Fixed on Jesus

Eyes Fixed on Jesus
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

Saturday, January 2, 2016

End to Begin

This is how I end 2015, a year that brought to my life very difficult times but also moments of exorbitant happiness and joy, here I am with the love of my youth, understanding more and more intensely that love is not only a feeling or emotion but a work of art that we color and illuminate ourselves ( and not always only pink) but with endless decisions and commitments of loyalty ins spite of and above all.
I sent joyous wishes of well being, love peace and happiness to all my family, friends and readers!!
I reach another summit!! Another goal!!!

Getting fit in my 50's
I've always thought the decade of the 50"s would be my age of plenitud...... little did I know some things would come up against my life, aiming to stop my race, my rhythm, the jogging  I had advanced with, crossing much, overcoming everything... after that unexpected blow, I became really sick, a metabolic and endocrine unbalance due to the shock of it came over me and I spent some time taking care of my wounds, allowing the pain to diminish in order to stand up again, I clean the dust and dry blood from my knees and headed once more towards the road that leads me to the pilgrimage of my life with my head up high and a smile of gratitude towards my creator, He who loves me unconditionally.

I know a good physical condition can be obtained at any age, even after 50, even after having spent your youth completely and passionately dedicated to what was the purpose of your life during that time when it was yesterday. Today is a different time. It's a good time to begin, at this age the loss of muscular mass and aging is accelerated  making it a necessity to exercise and counteract that loss, helping our body to regulate blood pressure and lower cholesterol levels etc.

It is the time to give ourselves that luxury... to take care of our body which is the temple of the Spirit. I still think the 50's are years of plenitude.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Making the Impossible Dream Come True!

First thing I saw at the Museum!!
The elephant got away from the imaginary chains!! Free from baby mindset mentality!!
I thought I would never see the city I love so much again!!

Breaking away from emotional chains and taking steps in bravery made it possible. I made it back home! Finally!! A time of exorbitant happiness!

My childhood home: The Broadmoor, 102nd St. 235 W. between Broadway and West End
My School: I.S. 44 William J. Oshea 
How many times I walked this street.


Thursday, October 29, 2015

What Lies Behind Us and What Lies Before Us.

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, pursuing my dreams.

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.

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."
Victory Trip / Viaje de Victoria
"May those who delight in my vindication shout for joy and gladness; may they always say, "The LORD be exalted, who delights in the well-being of his servant."


Esther had an additional name -- Hadassah. The Hebrew word hadassah means "myrtle," 
I couldn't believe it! It looks like a myrtle!! And I saw it as I walked in freedom.
God is awesome, God is beautiful!Myrtle berry

I made it !! I broke the chains!! I'm on my way!! I walk with my head up high after a battle that's been won. Yet I'm so tired.....

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



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