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, December 13, 2014

Trees Planted in the House of the Lord.

I had planned to take a photo of me next to my tree for my 53 birthday.
 I had no time and....... then it was blown down by Odile.

Through prayer God had always spoken to my heart in parables, using my beautiful Fragipani tree to reveal prophesy and show me so many lessons about life. A storm came to my life, I was knocked down an chopped in August 2013.  During September 2014 more than a year later Hurricane Odile threw my beloved tree (also called cacaloxuchitl) to the ground it was chopped to pieces and the trunk has stayed there because it is so heavy to remove and we haven´t had money to pay for it...... I discovered this morning that it is blooming!!!


Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God. They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green,to declare that the LORD is upright; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Psalm 92:1
I discovered it was blooming!!!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pray to pray


Prayer
It´s God´s will that we pray for one another too!




Saturday, December 6, 2014

International Day of Persons with Disabilities in La Paz BCS

Time of unity and fun at the breakfast organized by the Department of Social Development of our City Counsil (Departamento de Desarrollo Social de nuestro H.XIV Ayuntamiento de La Paz)December 2014

Atletas con Discapacidad

A happy and fun time
December 2014
 In 1976, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 1981 as the International Year of Disabled Persons to promote "full participation and equality", defined as the right of persons with disabilities to take part fully in the life and development of their societies, enjoy living conditions equal to those of other citizens, and have an equal share in improved conditions resulting from socio-economic development.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Seeing Him Who is Invisible

Seeing the invinsible

Pilgrims are person in motion, passing through territories not their own-seeking something we might call completion, or perhaps the word clarity will do us well, a goal to which the spirit’s compass points the way.”
Reinhold Niebuhr

THE PRAYER FOR SERENITY


God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
enjoying one moment at a time;
accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
forever in the next.
Amen.

~Reinhold Niebuhr

When you´re tested beyond endurance.....don´t run away, don´t give up. Climb God´s mountains, trials  he put there for a reason. Summit to his highest purpose.
"Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people."
Isaiah 62:10

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shootings and Police Persecutions in La Paz BCS Mexico

Panic, tension, sadness and confusion were some of the feelings that overwhelmed the population of the city of La Paz the night of november 26th  as shootings with automatic weapons were heard in different parts of the city at approximately 9:00 pm.
Three hours of terror in our beloved once peaceful city seems unreal, surreal, a dream, a nightmare.
What happened to our peace? Our paradise? The fight for control of drug dealing cartels in the city of La Paz is to blame. 

I was training a CREA´s tartan track when we heard the first round of shots....our imagination? Then we heard the second one, the third, the fouth.....What shall we do? Hide? Get down on the floor? Go home? We were all paralyzed and stayed there sitting all close together by the training mattresses. "I´m not afraid, but my heart feels strange" said my coach.We just didn´t want to go out, we called home, some of our relatives were in panic, my family didn´t even hear the shots. We all decided to wait a while and then try to get home safely. As I walked to my car by myself...... everybody had left their cars on another street, I saw trucks of soldiers speeding by, I had the hood of my sweatshirt covering my head, I remember people have been shot because of  that, because they looked "suspicious" not here, in other countries, in other places, at the thought of it I simply  just removed it and kept walking to the "safety" of my car and started home with silent precaution.

There was a police and military cordon and search operation just two blocks (not big city blocks ) away  from my home. I went around them and could finally get home safe.
After almost 50 executions that have been taking place in the last months because of the war among cartels, this seems to be the worst night, the one that caused panic and fear among us, the inhabitants of La Paz.

The abandoned car
I live only two blocks from this place, the place where I buy my tortillas, bread daily and groceries.
It took me an hour to get back home, the place was surrounded by soldiers and police forces.
A house was searched: high caliber weapons and a waitress that had been abducted weeks before were found at the place. 

My neighborhood... 2 small blocks from my house. Violence is getting closer to us. It is not a far away thing you read in the news about.




Tuesday, November 25, 2014

1° Marathon of Life Fundraising Bazaar

Great time and a successful event! Looking forward to the next one, next week?
We´re working for our patients Christmas Party.

The TeamSAM_4842

Working Hard!!
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Chatting with the custumers as they choose nice accesories
Ismerai and Niz at work.

Clients choosing from donated items, there were some great buys there!

Monday, November 17, 2014

BAJA 1000, CONQUISTA AGRARIA 2014

Besides the excitement of the Off Road, family bonding and breathtaking landscapes!
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Baja 1000 2014

Fishing in Solitude

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