The Acquisition of Faith

leap-of-faith_724_482_80I didn’t know that this moment would be carved in my memory until today, but it is. One time my brother and I were driving home after attempting to Christmas shop at an expensive mall (South Coast Plaza, CA). The drive home was traffic-filled and we got to talking about random stuff then somehow the conversation shifted as it always does after being trapped in a car long enough with someone close to you to Life and The Big Picture.

He told that he thought that Faith was truly the greatest virtue. Heck, he said it was the greatest word. It was the vehicle to everything and through everything. It was the vehicle to God.

I never understood then that this moment would stay with me so much but here it is echoing in my brain every second in this trying time in my life.

Some people seem to be gifted with this virtue. Or maybe I just don’t know the arduous journey they had to go through to acquire it. I find myself thinking that I have faith, only to find it how little I have it when I experience trials.

I am facing a great trial right now. I NEED to have faith. I need faith. I need you guys to tell me anything that would help me. I need to learn about your life experiences and how you have the faith that you have.

I need to see God through your experiences.

Please share your thoughts and pay for me.

Urgent: I found an injured bird, what should I do to save it?

URGENT: My mom saved a bird from a bigger bird that was trying to kill her. The bird is still alive but it’s has an open, big wound in her neck and one underneath her wing. I preformed some mediocre first aid on her but I am pretty sure I did a lousy job and the nearest wildlife rehabilitation center is closed. Does any body know what I should do? A bird vet? Or anyone that could perform first aid? Please help!!!!

Help me Save a Life


Good morning Wonderful Reader,

This angel’s name is Snow White, she’s a ten year old mini poodle. she’s avaliable for adoption at the Downey Animal Care Center (California, USA). If you’re looking to add joy and happiness to your life Snow White is your girl. Also if you can’t adopt please network this sweet lady by sharing this video with your friends on this blog or Facebook . Also if you know of a rescue group for poodles in California please leave me a comment and I will contact them. It’s one of my goals to rescue this angel but I can’t do it alone. Let’s save Snow White people and give her the love she deserves!!! 😍 (before it’s too late!!!!!) Snow White is an owner surrender 😡😡😡 (heartless people who are undeserved of Snow White) and she is spayed. I called the shelter and it turns out she’s a staff’s favorite!!!

ID #3699037

Downey Animal Care Center

11258 S Garfield Ave

Southgate, CA 90242

(562) 940-6898

What can I do to help?

Unfortunately, there is a Yulin everyday in China or any other region. This video is relevant every second and sadly it’s happening now for all we know. To think that humans think that beating, boiling, burning, stabbing a vulnerable, voiceless creature prior to ending its life would make it taste better is a thought that frankly I can’t live with. Its enough that we’re ending their lives for such trivial thing as a meal. Please do anything however small to help give animals their rights that they can’t fight for. Also does anybody what I could do to help who has experience in the field of animal rights?

That Angora Sweater Is Made With Horrifying Pain, Just For YOU.

Dear Wonderful Reader,
I present this to you with a sad heart and though it is more comfortable to turn a blind eye to all the animal cruelty that is around us, we owe it to those vulnerable and voiceless creatures to be their voice and stand up for them. Please do so by raising awareness and making kind choices about your diet, and clothes (why do we STILL use animal products in CLOTHES… seriously, I may get the nutrition part but clothes!!! Jesus!)

One Person, One World.

Christmas is coming up and people flock to the stores for gifts to loved ones and maybe yourself. Or maybe you are out to find a warm hat, scarf or a new pair of gloves for the cold weather?

Maybe you are, (just like I was) unaware of what these Angora rabbits go through in their short life? Maybe you didn’t either know the cruelty involved? I found out and will share what I now know.

UntitledNinety percent of angora fur comes from China, where there are no penalties for the abuse of animals on farms and no standards to regulate the treatment of the animals. When you buy a sweater, hat, or other product that contains angora, the angora fur most likely originated in China, even if the finished product was assembled elsewhere. Rabbits are extremely clean by nature and in these farms they are kept in tiny, filthy cages…

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Don’t Miss Your Turn

I have been reading the story of David lately (1 Samuel & 2 Samuel) and getting inspired so much by David’s bold character in his younger years, and his patient, fighting character in years of exile or escaping death. I was pleasantly surprised when my favorite internet pastor, Pastor Steven, released his latest message and it happened to be about David. I have struggling with a lot of emotional issues with the ways of this world lately and feeling so weak and helpless. This message was a blessing to me and I hope it is to you too.

Please continue to listen to this message even if you are from a different faith, or no faith at all. I believe we can all learn something from this message that the universe is sending your way.

Love you guys so much!

Mental Anguish, Vegetarianism, Depression, Hope, and Jesus

love-earths-animalsDear Wonderful Reader,

This is probably the most intimate post I’ll ever write in this blog. Please excuse its lack of structure and the grammatical and spelling errors. I don’t even know how to start it. I may cut into parts cause I have so much to say.

 

“Health and happiness” is a phrase that we hear often and it suggests a strong correlation between the two states and that the two go hand in hand. It means that as long as one is healthy one is happy and if one is happy then one is healthy. Well… that wasn’t my case. Lately I have been sad… very sad. Even when the moment I am is good and I am surrounded by my family or on vacation, I was depressed. I just couldn’t shake off my thoughts which instantly translates to tears and mental anguish.

God I have so much to say and don’t know where to start.

I guess I want to be clear and get to the point.

The point is that I have decided to become a vegetarian today.

I want to eventually go vegan but I have to take things step by step.

 

Growing up, I didn’t have any pets and wasn’t an animal lover. I had a classmate who loved animals and thought that was kinda weird. I never gave the situation any thought nor did I ever feel bad about it. I used to even get scared from dogs and would want them locked away when I would visit relatives who had them.

I guess It all started when I saw one of those depressing PETA commercials (which I thank God for now because they do raise awareness) and I made a small donation to PETA. The very next day my brother got us a puppy from his friend. My love for animals started growing at this moment.

Then my sister rescued a tiny dog from the street that I grow to LOVE so endlessly. Spending time with my dog taught me so much about animals and COMPLETELY changed my perspective. My dog is just like a human expect she doesn’t talk. She cries when I seep without her on the bed. She feels love, excitement, hunger, thirst, sleepiness, energy, and most importantly pain. I remember how she gets one of her paws stuck on one of the carpet threads and she was panicking and crying until we cleared it. I never thought about it but animals are as sensitive to pain as humans are. Animals are just like humans. Except they’re loyal, loving, helpless, venerable, voiceless, and lead miserable lives and die worse deaths. I know I am being cynical here. But to be frank, animals are better than a lot of people on this plant.

I digress, but to continue…. I don’t know but I had this thing happen to me during like March of this year where I’d always notice road kills and it would literally break my heart and I would cry and pray about in the car and I just couldn’t shake this imagery out of my head. And if I do succeed in shaking it off, I would a fresh road kill that would bring it all back again.

I know horrible things happen in the world to people and babies and I totally support those causes but the reason why I am so passionate about animals is because animals are helpless, venerable, voiceless, and most people don’t even acknowledge their murder yet alone their rights. At least when a human being dies people mourn them and remember them and honor their bodies. But those animals they get ran over, and people don’t even stop to help them and the poor animal could be slowly dying (can’t move) and then another car runs it over again to finish it off. THEN, all the cars run it over until its flattened to the ground. Am i being dramatic?! I know I sound weird to most people. But I know that this must also affect a few people like it affects me. How could I be expected to not have a heart and forget about the cruelty of how we treat animals. A life just like us. A life that is very sensitive to pain. A life for a meal.

This issue was so big with me that I even expressed to my boss how I am thinking on becoming Vegetarian soon and he mocked me and tried to stir my anger (tongue in cheek) even though it was apparent how much I got upset about this. Its one thing to eat meat and choose not to be vegetarian but its another thing to mock the murder of poor, helpless animals. At this moment I lost so much respect for my boss and eventually was happy that he fired me (me and him had a conflict of character/philosophies and on more than one occasion he told me to tell him that “he was always right”).

 

Anyways, lately I have been sad and depressed and suffering from extreme mental anguish (especially given the events in China lately). I know that God understands my pain. If I could have this compassion towards his creation then he must have it. If beautiful, GOOD, merciful Jesus could die for us worthless sinners then he must love those animals that I think aren’t evil and are better than many humans. If I, a mere human, could have this tenderness towards animals then God the God of all mercies and grace and compassion must care for them too. I know the Bible doesn’t talk about a specific plan for animals (but it does teach compassion and mercy– I am sure God doesn’t want us to only be compassionate to humans as I am sure its hard to discriminate if you’re compassionate) but I am sure God has one and thats the reason for my hope. I worship a compassionate God who shares my pain. I have been praying hard about this because I lost hope in humanity for a while. I feel guilty and responsible but I am choosing to have faith and trust God. I can’t fathom or fix this cruelty but I could be a small change. Well today I choose to be Vegetarian and to not buy anything leather even as gifts.

 

Friends…. please educate yourself by watching some videos (just type animal cruelty). I am sure its easier to think this cruelty doesn’t exist and go on our merry way but it d0es and I have faith in you. I really do. I love you!

 

 

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