Monday, December 27, 2010

It makes me sad

Sometimes it makes me sad when I walk in the streets these days, you know?
It makes me sad to see so many people walking and buying stuff they really can´t afford...
It so sad that they don´t even know what they´re celebrating.
Well I know! And sometimes I wish I could rise myself up high in the sky and scream out what I know:
We celebrate Christmas because we celebrate the beginning of God´s precious plan for human kind, Jesus´ birth.
He, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords came to born here in our dirty and dark planet to live as human, the only perfect human and then die for each one of us...
The amazing thing is, we deserved to be on His place, on that cross and yet He died for us and He´s alive.
He raised from the dead and went away to heaven again so we could believe in Him, repent from our sins and have the eternal life he offers...
I would gladly give up every single gift I got this Christmas because I HAVE HIM! I have God in my life and Jesus in my heart! I need nothing more.
It makes me sad when I walk in the streets these days, you know?

John 3:12-17 (New International Version, ©2010)

12 I have spoken to you of earthly things and you do not believe; how then will you believe if I speak of heavenly things? 13 No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man.[a] 14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,[b] 15 that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”[c]
 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

Taking part in Monday´s Potluck

Friday, December 24, 2010

Rare and unexpected friend...

Thank You, God.
You´ve blessed me so much during this year.
You gave me more than what I needed,
You kept my family safe
and You gave me new experiences,
new friends.

Thank You, I really apreciate my new friend.I´ll take good care of him, I promise.
How did you know he would help me to know You more?
How did You know he would be such a blessing in my life?
You must be very wise.
Thank You, Lord, for my friend´s life.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

He breathes music.

Originally uploaded by gugolastico
What is he thinking? I wonder as I watch him moving his hands up and down in perfect timing…
Is he thinking about the voices?
Is he thinking about the notes?
Is he thinking about the inexpert pianist?
Is he thinking about the public?
About the children?

Maybe he is unconsciously thinking of all that, trusting on what he has been working all this time.
Is he just simply enjoying?
He must be…
Haven´t you seen his face?

He breathes, inhales and exhales music… How I wish I could do that myself.
Each part of him: skin, hair, lips, and hands are covered with music, as if each note had life on its own creating a beautiful harmony with his life.
Such a perfect union that cannot be seen with eyes but with the heart and the soul, not heard with ears but with the whole body.

I wonder... does he know how much we admire him?
Does he know what he means to us?
He believes in us, he´s been part of our lives.
He is a musician, he has a great heart and he inspires us to keep going ahead.
The concert is over. Claps, an ovation to the master and children.

For our friend David M.

Picture: Gugo
Story: Lu Ann & Gugo

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Originally uploaded by gugolastico
"And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left."

Isaiah 30:21

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

So young.

Little details...
Cargado originalmente por Lu Ann_hun
He was so young, Lord...

How often we forget to stop, to breathe and
to see the beautiful world you´ve created, God.

How often we buy the cheaper lie the world offers:
"Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow"
You ARE young... you don´t need to be in peace with God,
that is for old and dying men...

Who do you think you are as to take life
for granted?
If only you had known him, then you
would be amazed of his life.

He taught us how to laugh in difficult times,
he showed us how to sing "Alele quitatonga"
he played with us, he prayed for us
He cheered up our childhood and youth...

But what we admire of him the most
is how he served the Lord,
how is heart was dedicated to Him
how much faith he had...

He taught us a lot of things while he was alive,
how to be a good friend, brother and son
but he is teaching us something more beautiful
now that he is gone:

That no matter how young you are, God must be
the Lord of your life
and accpeting the precious gift of salvation
through accepting Jesus Christ´s sacrifice
make you live the best life you could ever had
not only here on Earth, but also there
in the eternal life he´s enjoying next to God...
somewhere we will see him when our time has come.

For our dearest friend Abraham Montiel

Friday, November 5, 2010

Autumn light

Autumn light
Cargado originalmente por Ray Wise
What else would I need to say?

The sun is up in the sky,
the leaves had fallen down...
and we are still alive.

Poem: Lu Ann
Photo: Ray wise

Monday, October 25, 2010

In your hands.

Cargado originalmente por Lu Ann_hun
Lord, I leave my friend in your hands,
Im doing all I know to do... but I leave him in your hands.

Sometimes I fear I won´t have the words to say when he needs me...
so I pray for your wisdom oh, Lord and for a heart that's sincere.

Lord I leave my friend in your hands... he´s my best friend in the
But I know he means much more to you than what he means to me
and I know you can take care of him better than me.

Thank you for letting me know him, for being his confident and for the many, many things I´ve learnt about me, about life but specially about you through him.

Bless him, please Lord, bless him his whole life too.

Inspired in "Prayer for a friend" by Casting Crowns.

Poem and Photo by Lu Ann

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Blood love

Sister care blur
Cargado originalmente por Lu Ann_hun
I don´t hate you
even when sometimes you make me feel bad.

You don´t hate me
even when sometimes my words make you cry.

You`ve been my company my whole life minus three years
and I´ve been your protector, your example and tears.
I`ve been your laughter, your counselor, your breeze...
but you´ve become my petite one, my pride, my gift.

Do you remember when you wanted to play with dolls
and you were so mad when I got bored?
Or when we laughed and laughed and we coulldn´t stop
and mom got us separated but still we saw each other through the bathroom door?

It melts my heart when we fight and after two minutes we hug.
Im amazed of how much our love has grown...
Im so proud of who you have become,
there is nothing in the world I could love more.

I do not hate you, you do not hate me.
How could I hate you? How could anyone hate you?
You´re the sweetest creature on earth!
You are my sister, my best friend... and that´s why Im the envy of the world. Because I´ve got you.

(I love you... and I miss you very much)

Poem and Photo by Lu Ann

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Today I’m amazed of you.

Originally uploaded by gugolastico
Here and There
In and Out
Up and Down
I can feel you day by day

Surrounding me
Embracing me,
Being my witness in every move
Being my partner on the solitude

No one seems to care
No one seems to notice you during the day,
To notice your incredible motion
But what would be of us without you?

Today I stare
Today I look at you
Today I admire The Lord your creator
Today I’m amazed of you, our Sun!
Our never ending sparkling star!

Photo & Poem by Gugo

Sunday, September 26, 2010

She once said...

Talking Roses
Originally uploaded by gugolastico
He felt like going out to breathe fresh air,
or maybe to capture with his camera
the beauty of the day.

He entered to the garden, and then he saw it
a beautiful rosebush smiling
right in front of him.

He could not help but to think of her,
"How I love roses!"
She once said.

And he wished he could cut a rose or two
give it to her and say
"This was meant to be for you".

But as he knew he could not gave it that day
neither tomorrow or the day after that,
he took a picture... and gave it to her.

She was surprised of the young man,
because she recieved a gift like this
for the first time in her life.

Most people give chocolates, but to herself she explained
what he was trying to say
"For the right time I will wait".

He knew she was smiling thou he could not see her
because "How I love roses!"
she once said.

Photo: Gugo
Story: Lu ann

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lighted Curve

Lighted Curve!
Originally uploaded by gugolastico

I still can´t believe we are here.
Night crawled up to the sky, but still the lights thru the window remind me that we are still in this world, in this city... but together.

You are sleeping now that this bus is quiet.
To be honest, I can´t sleep... I mean, how could I sleep when I am still so overwhelmed because of all the things we said, of how much we grew together during this trip and how good it feels just to be sitting here next to you?

You are sleeping, but still you´re holding my hand.
Don´t let me go...

I look outside the window, a lot of cars, a lot of lights... a lot of lives out there. Lives we don´t know, lives that do not know ours, and I smile.
I hope they could know how much you mean to me, I hope they could see how beautiful this moment is.
And I hope you know it because, after all, it is all about you... it is possible because we are here together, because you are next to me.

Photo: Gugo
Story: Lu Ann