Tuesday, January 30, 2007
1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila...floor. That’s a famous saying this side of the world about tequila and its strength. Well That doesn’t work for me as those who have drank with me can testify…(right Joe) Don’t get me wrong tequila can be very good, but like with most any types of alcohol the quality varies.
The other day I was shopping for some alcohol to help expand my mini bar and in the tequila section I was looking at some brands I had never tried before when I came across these two bottles, one flavored orange and one flavored tamarindo (a local Mexican fruit.) Since it said on the bottle that it’s 100% Agave (the cactus plant from which tequila is made from) I figured it would be pretty good quality. I was shocked to see the price was only about $3 USD, I thought for sure it had been marked wrong.
So I got a bottle of each and when I got home I tried the orange flavored one and it wasn’t half bad. It didn’t have the smooth texture of the really expensive tequilas but I concluded I did well on the purchase.
I gave the tamarindo flavored one away to someone in the home. A few nights’ later he brings me the bottle and says, “Have you tasted this?” I told him that “I had tried the orange one and it was pretty good.” He pulled out a shot glass and said, “Have a shot!” So I did. OMG, it was foul and totally wretched. It was totally different than the orange one!
So for all my friends living here in Mexico I am here to tell you NOT to ever buy Don Marco brand tamarindo flavored tequila. (Orange is ok)
Sunday, January 28, 2007
We chose the waterfront walkway as our testing grounds as there are lost of people walking there late afternoon and early evening. When passing by on of the Mexican Naval ships that was docked and giving tours the Officers onboard called us up for their hugs, so they got hugs and we got a free tour of the ship.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Dear Rebecca, I know that people all over the world know you and have mostly met you in the past few years in your travels. I am sure anyone of them could testify to how sweet and kind a person you are. I say that based on what I have heard people say about you.
Although I have not met or seen you in the past few years and my memory of you is from some 14 years ago, I share the same opinions.
There are some people who cross your path in life and although that crossing may be brief it burns in the mind a memory so vivid 14 years ago could have been last month. You are one of those people in my life.
I want to dedicate this post to you and to the many unseen birthdays that occur for those working in areas behind the scenes. I want to thank you for the dreams and desires that you must have sacrificed over the years for the betterment of the Family and each one of us individually. It truly is a sample I would want to emulate.
I know that anyone who has forsaken anything the Lord has promised to repay a hundred fold, my prayer for you is that some of those blessings arrive this year.
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Monday, January 22, 2007
In that time I have had over 6,000 unique visitors, averaging about 33 a day. I know that’s not many but for a little guy on the field I think that’s not bad.
I have had visitors from 74 different countries.
And I just found out my post, Thunderstorms and Life, will be published in an upcoming Reflections. TTL!
I would also like to announce the opening of “Don’t Ever Give Up!” a blog started by my good friend Jenny, the frog that is a princess.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
I want to do a special post for Ali (of Nathan) not only because it’s her birthday but because of the friendship we share.
For the 18 months that I was not in the Family I had lots of people praying for me and doing what they could for me. From November of 2005 – May of 2006 was probably the hardest time spiritually and emotional of my entire life. Ali, faithfully sent me an email every single day with a quote or a key promise to try to encourage and strengthen me. There was times when I wasn’t online for over a month yet when I did check my email I would have 30+ emails from her with the subject line, “Quote for today!”
Ali, you helped save my life!
Although I have thanked you dozens of times I feel I can never thank you enough for the faith you showed in me that I would make it, for the prayers you prayed that I would and your unwavering friendship despite my shortcomings. It’s because of people like you I am here today.
May this year be your best yet, filled with blessings and love!
If there’s anything you or Nate need, please let me know and I will do whatever I can to help.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
It was great seeing him after about 5 years. After meeting up with him and his home they gave me a ride to another home in the city where I spent my first night.
The next few days were a lot of different forms of transport, taxis, metros, buses, pick-up trucks and so on.
I visited 5 different homes and saw about 70 family members, it was a great time of fellowship.
The meat platter!
That dog wouldn't leave us alone!
Cesco Running from Cel
Cel riding the bull.
Cesco riding the bull.
Gabe Riding the bull.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
I would love to go to Cancun,
I will be doing, shall I even say, a “Euro Trip” albeit in
If I am able to update along the way I will if not I will do it when I get home at the end of this coming week.
Please pray for my safety and protection.
My bag packed and ready to go.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
My last 24 hours went something like this,
Last night we had our candle light service since we all weren’t at home on the 31st. That meant that I got to bed late, no complaints though as it was a wonderful time of heart sharing and fellowship.
Got up at normal time (well I had to drag myself out of bed, I may have been a little late…shhh.) and had devotions and breakfast.
Then to begin my day in earnest, it was market day. Had a great time with all my friends and contacts there not having seen them in nearly 6 weeks.
Got home around 2:00 pm and went through the veggies, and loaded up a bunch of food to take to our CTP. After getting home from that I took the kids for the afternoon till dinner at 7:00 pm.
Right after dinner I went out witnessing with some others from our home and in a few hours we had gotten out 20 CD’s. TTL!
So now I am home and writing this…I will leave you with some pics from last night.
Oh yeah and it was laundry day, I was actually able to do it…don’t ask me how I am still trying to figure out when I had the time for it.
Monday, January 08, 2007
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Monday, January 01, 2007
Happy New Year EVERYONE!!
Last night was a fun New Years party in
Today I went out with the guys from the Nuevo Dia home for tacos. Thanks Jairo and Nat for treating me. Here are a couple pics from that day.