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Understanding Constant Change

Life, in order to be considered life, demands movement. Whether we like it or not, our lives are a journey. The simple mechanics of this journey is a continual forward progression. And within this forward progression of life is the constant process of change. Our journey on this planet has a beginning and an end.…

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Driving with Hazards On!

I love Miami. I love the people in it. I love the diversity, the languages, the cuisine, and the music but I hate the driving! Miami hosts a robust representation of all the Latin American and Caribbean cultures. They make up its majority. And its very agreed upon that the driving habits of these cultures…

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My 28 Years of Pursuit

On a Saturday night on January 18th, 1986, I had a life-changing encounter with God that changed the trajectory of my life. He revealed Himself to me in a marvelous and powerful manner. He didn’t just touch me; He reached in me and pulled out my hatred by demonstrating His love for me. I saw…

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Life is a Theme Park

In a couple of days, I think Victoria and I are going to experience the early signs of “Empty Nest Syndrome.” Currently all my children are home but at the end of the week, Calysta goes back to Los Angeles to finish her senior year at college, Zion goes to Boston for a five-week summer intensive and…

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Pardon Our Dust

Our lives should always be a “work in progress.” I love what the apostle Paul said in Philippians 1:6, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  It’s a good work because when He is finished, He’ll look at us…

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I’M HONORED

I’m thankful.  I’m grateful.  I’m humbled. I’m blessed.  I’m loved. And lastly I’m HONORED. It was my birthday this past Sunday.  What a day it was!  It was a great day of ministry, friends and family.  I was BLOWN AWAY from the love I experienced from everyone.  A great day for me indeed! I was…

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The Blueprint of Man

Last weekend I had the honor and privilege to speak at Momentum 2012 Warrior’s Way conference for men.   Save The Nations Church in Ft. Lauderdale sponsored it under the leadership of Pastor Ken Albin.  I will continue to believe, until my dying day, that we DON’T have a crime, drug, violence, economic, perversion, teen pregnancy,…

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The BIG APPLE Again

I’m in the BIG APPLE again this week watching my Calysta dance.  I’m a very proud daddy.  I’ve seen my daughter’s talent blossom into a refined professional.  And even better than that, I’ve seen her faith in Christ grow like a strong oak tree. Calysta is another example of God’s keeping power.  His Word is…

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My Three Mothers

I’m a very blessed man!  I have three moms in my life!  And these three moms all play a vital part.  I honor all three of them today! Victoria Rivera, my beautiful wife and the mother of my children.  I honor you today for all your hard work and effort.  Our children are blessed of…

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Managing Paradoxes

For me, the most difficult thing to do in ministry is managing the paradoxes of the kingdom.   A paradox is an illogical contradiction.  It’s a statement, proposition, or situation that seems to be absurd or incongruous.  The Bible is full of them.  The reason being is that although we live in the world of man,…

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