Friday, February 14, 2014
The year 2010 seems like a thousand years ago! But here it is 2014, 4 years later and so much has happened....well blogging is quite therapeutic, so I think I will take this blog in a new direction.
A lot has happened since 2010....I lost my mom in 2009, and the subsequent years I oversaw the care of my father who just passed away in 2013. He lasted 4 years and 6 days after mom's passing.
Through all the difficulties that have ensued, my "ROCK" was always there.....yep...my man, JESUS, along with my mom, the Blessed Virgin Mary.
How can anyone get through the tough times without Him or the Blessed Mother is my question???
This will be a little bit of everything....a journal of the last years of my life.
I am now 65, well into being called a "senior citizen", and I pray to age gracefully.
So I will use this as my "soapbox" to talk about the "happenings" in my life....my very blessed life....so tune in!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The words of 2 Chronicles 7:14
"If my people, Who are called by my Name,
Will humble themselves And pray,
And seek my face, and Turn from their Wicked ways,
Then will I hear from Heaven
And will forgive their Sin and will heal Their land."
We must pray for Our nation, our communities,
Our families, and especially our children.
They are the ones who are going to suffer the most
if we don't PRAY......................
there will be great consequence's to pay. I would like to believe I am a prayer warrior...and thus I know that all my strength is in the Lord God whom I try to serve. I have read the last book of the Bible and I know we win. But I see what is happening in our country...and it frightens me as to what I see. For the first time in my life, I feel like there is no one leading this nation in a good direction. A man who sits in the White House has said this is no longer a Christian nation. He apologizes for the United States and bows down and kisses the ring of Islamic leaders. Who is this man? People wanted change....well they got it. Unfortunately ......for all of us. The ones who cannot see it yet undoubtedly will...when it is too late. God have mercy on us all.
As I reflect on the sacrifices men and women have given so that we can live in the best country in the world, I know that even now there is a stirring in the hearts of men and women; they are falling on their knees to pray; to beg God to forgive the sins of this nation. Greed, lies, corruption are all around us. So we pray for God to clean up...our churches, our communities, our states, our nation....and our homes. The domestic church must once again be the heart of the home. Families praying together. Loving each other. Forgiving everyone who has hurt us. People cannot legislate love. It must come from our Christian hearts that have care and concern for the brother and/or the sister that we meet in need.
Come Lord Jesus, come!
God Bless the men and women in harm's way; defending the CHRISTIAN NATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Friday, April 9, 2010
A blessed Divine Mercy Sunday to all....
For the official website please go to:
St. Sister Faustina's writings as compiled in her diary, "Divine Mercy in My Soul" and it is a fountain of wealth and comfort for people who doubt the infinite mercy of God for our souls. You CANNOT read this book and then doubt God's love.......
Do not reject God's Love....
For this life prepares us for eternity....we live, we die.....how we prepare for eternity is up to us while we are alive. Some (very few) will die and go straight to heaven....others to the different levels of purgatory. Those who joke about hell now......perhaps do not know it exists.
Sister Faustina's Vision of Hell
"I, Sister Faustina Kowalska, by the order of God, have visited the Abysses of Hell so that I might tell souls about it and testify to its existence...the devils were full of hatred for me, but they had to obey me at the command of God, What I have written is but a pale shadow of the things I saw. But I noticed one thing: That most of the souls there are those who disbelieved that there is a hell." (Diary 741)
The Apostle of Divine Mercy
"Today, I was led by an angel to the Chasms of Hell. It is a place of great torture; how awesomely large and extensive it is! The kinds of tortures I saw:
The First Torture that constitutes hell is:
The loss of God.
The Second is:
Perpetual remorse of conscience.
The Third is
That one's condition will never change.
The Fourth is:
The fire that will penetrate the soul without destroying it. A terrible suffering since it is a purely spiritual fire, lit by God's anger.
The Fifth Torture is:
Continual darkness and a terrible suffocating smell, and despite the darkness, the devils and the souls of the damned see each other and all the evil, both of others and their own.
The Sixth Torture is:
The constant company of Satan.
The Seventh Torture is:
Horrible despair, hatred of God, vile words, curses and blasphemies.
These are the Tortures suffered by all the damned together, but that is not the end of the sufferings.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I guess I'm getting better, for it has not been as long between posts. I am conscious of the work I feel the Holy Spirit is prompting me to do. Perilous times seem to be all around us, no matter where we may live. I, as many of you know, live in California. With the recent devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, and other countries, I am reminded of the 1994 Northridge earthquake. They say that particular earthquake lasted 17 seconds. It was the LONGEST 17 seconds of my life. First of all I felt like someone had broken into my bedroom and was shaking me from the shoulders for I was literally going up and down...not side to side, not rolling, but violent shaking. From that earthquake I also learned that plastic bottles of water which were supposed to be water for just that kind of situation, should not be kept on a high shelf. I didn't know that plastic falling from a closet shelf could shatter...and the water that was supposed be for emergency situation is now spilled on the closet floor. Another lesson was that you should not keep something behind your door that can fall forward and literally lock you in if someone is trying to get into your room to see if you are all right. Then there is the type of shock that you go into....I kind of found my way to the living room with shattered glass all around me in pitch blackness and....sat there. Until my sons came running in and said, "Mom you have to get out of here, there could be a strong aftershock." Yes, I learned a lot from that experience...and I daresay that I probably will be sorely tested again...very soon. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Not too long after my mom's passing, the elderly man that I was a caregiver for fell and just recently passed away. I find myself in a type of "limbo", waiting for the Lord to direct my steps. Just to let you all know that red phone with direct line to God does not exist. I have to pray and wait, (which is the hardest part) for the Lord to answer me. When I am trying to discern just what is God's Will for me now, I have to pray and wait just like all of you. Sometimes I am given insight to a particular prayer request, but for the most part for my OWN prayers, I suffer just like the rest of the Body of Christ. I have to TRUST and I have to persevere. One of my dearest friends that I have communicated with for years shared a very powerful prayer that was taught to her by nuns. When you are faced with a difficult situation regarding anything.....
"Blessed Mother stand on the head of the serpent that surrounds this situation".......which is very scriptural.
Genesis 2:15 "I will put enmity between you and the woman, between your seed and hers; he will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel."
The minute I prayed that prayer I felt "power" in that prayer.....and I saw the change I am praying for, Praise be to Jesus and Mary!
So I am praying for the answers to the requests I have made to the Lord and Our Lady. Whisper a little prayer for me, for it will determine which direction this little ministry goes.
I am pleased to share with you that I am in the process of constructing a website...you can go to www.sadiejaramillo.com and please have patience for it is still under construction.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Well as you can see from the date, it has been quite awhile since I "blogged". It was quite hectic for me the latter part of 2009. Some of you may know my mom passed away Thanksgiving week.
I thank God for his care over me and my family. I also thank God for the privilege of being part of the remnant!
You know "remnant", we are the ones everybody in our families or children thinks are "Jesus and Mary" freaks....we're too "judgmental".....too hard.......too rigid.......we go to church too much....why isn't Sunday enough? (We try to live as Father John Corapi says, the 10 COMMANDMENTS....not the 10 Suggestions).
I don't bother trying to convince anyone anymore by getting into "discussions." I have to let my actions speak for me. Perhaps at one time I felt I was rather "holier than thou".......and then God let me fall off my own pedestal.
This was waaayyy back when I knew NOTHING of my faith!!
Thank you God for humility! For allowing me to find you at the foot of the Cross through my sorrow and pain....which you have taught me is NOTHING compared to what you suffered for me and for all mankind.
How did I find the greatest secret in the world??? Why was it kept from me for so long??
You are wondering, "What is that secret???" "Tell me!"
Well after going through a d- i- v- o- r- c- e as Tammy Wynette sang, even a bad marriage ending is hard to go through. My heart was broken......I didn't fit anymore with my married friends...and I certainly wasn't "single"...not with all my children......who wanted me? Who would take away this pain?
Then somehow in the midst of going through all of that I wound up hearing a lady give her account of her "after death" experience with Jesus and heaven....HOW did I find my way there??
God had it planned all along....I had a divine appointment that October night.......and hearing this fascinating story of going to heaven and seeing the "pearly" gates, and being before the throne of JESUS....wow! My heart was beating....my knees were shaking...but I found myself getting up from my seat to walk to where this lady was giving an invitation to anyone who wanted to know THIS Jesus......I mean I had heard and thought I knew the Jesus who was up in the cosmos somewhere....who MAYBE knew who I was...and cared a little.......but THIS JESUS?
It was a little prayer prayed with ALL OF MY BEING....I was tired of crying, tired of rejection, tired of pain.........and then this feeling washed over me after that prayer.....like warm honey just flowing down my body......I felt it from the top of my head...to the soles of my feet.....God had me where I needed to be.....broken.....humbled......ready.......to do things His way.
All of this happened one night in October almost thirty years ago.....at the age of 33...I finally opened the gift I had received at Confirmation.....I finally allowed the Holy Spirit to invade my heart...to be released....to be real...and teach me about Jesus, the Father and how the Holy Spirit worked in my life if I would...and here is the key.......s u r r e n d e r.....give up! Stop getting in the way! So that was my "altar call"....but it compares little to my altar call of today.
When I get up from my pew, within my heart talking to, praying to, worshiping, and loving my Triune God on my way to receive J E S U S! Who will, if I continue to get out of HIS way...be able to shine through this miserable creature. The JESUS I consume...and then as I get out of His way he can then consume ME with His Love!
This blog might now just be my way of "ranting and raving" about different things and/or talking to my heart.
Talk to you soon......
Oh, the secret? GOD LOVES ME! WOW...HE KNOWS ME! HE IS WITH ME! AND He was there all the time....for everyone if they will only let Him in their hearts......