Sunday, December 31, 2006

I was just watching Nightmare at 20,000 Feet, the classic Twilight Zone episode where William Shatner plays a guy that just got over a nervous breakdown and is flying home, i think. Anyway, whenever he looks outside the window of the plane, he sees on the wing in the rainy and windy weather, this horrible monster! And he's ripping the wing apart! Dun-dun-DUN! Actually it's a man in a fur costume with a creepy mask. It took me back to my experience on the way to North Carolina.

Friday, December 29, 2006

If you haven't already got your bookmark for the study of the Revelation book, here is one I found. It can either be downloaded as a doc file which opens in Microsoft Word or you can download it as a pdf file which opens in Adobe Reader. Whichever your itty bitty heart desires. When clicking on the download link, it will take you to a page where you will see "Download File" at the top left of the page. Click and it will download as a zip file.

Download doc file

Download pdf file

Thursday, December 28, 2006

cold (kōld), noun
A viral infection characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes lining the upper respiratory passages and usually accompanied by malaise, fever, chills, coughing, and sneezing. Also called coryza, acute rhinitis, common cold, coryza.

That is what I have. That is what I HAD the moment I got to North Carolina. (Actually, it didn't get bad until I get back to S.A., but still.) Especially that 'malaise' listed in the definition above is what sums up how I felt. That's interesting. If you want to leave someone impressed, you can say, "Man, I really hate getting acute rhinitis.".

Anyway, it was a good 5 days over there. We met Jonathan's awesome family, which are also our spiritual brothers and sisters. We attended his brother's wedding. And we slept in 3 different houses in 3 different cities.

Among the mishaps of the weekend was (1)our flight on Thursday, which made us wait about 6 hours in the airport in Memphis, Tennessee. We were "all shook up". (2)When we got to N.C., I got the sniffles. And (3)the wedding started late, but that's pretty much expected.

But the good news is that we were there and spent time with Jonathan and friends. It's always a pleasure to meet new brothers and sisters, especially in Clinton.

Anyway, here's a couple of shots of us and of the happy couple.

Me, Jonathan, and Gerardo

HAPPY COUPLE + 1 (Nedinia and Daniel + Jonathan)

ok, i'm gonna go rest now.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


Regrettably, the red-shirts always get it.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I'm here at work. It is 10.52pm. I'm on-call. Need I say more?

Well, maybe just a little bit.

I'm currently waiting on someone that needs my assistance every so often and I can't leave until he is done. So here I am writing this and there you are reading this. No fun waiting when I could be packing. Yes, my mild-mannered friends, you heard correctly. Thursday, by 1000 hours I will be in the air, with the birds, on my way to North Carolina. Jerry and I will be heading out there to hang with Jonathan for a few days. It should be most most exhilarating.

Well, my wait is now over.

[Oh, just adding a bit to the previous post, the book From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained was published in 1958. The book Revelation... It's Grand Climax at Hand! was published in the late 80s. The change described in the previous post shows how Bible understanding is like 'the bright light that is getting lighter and lighter', for as time goes by, we are better understanding and comprehending God's Word.]

[Thanks for that observation, my brother in the Lord.]

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I found this interesting picture in the book From Paradise Lost to Paradise Regained. Here, it shows 5 horsemen.

But the book Revelation... It's Grand Climax at Hand! shows just four.

So, this started to baffle me. A little bit of searching took me to Revelation 6.8 that says: "And I saw, and, look! a pale horse; and the one seated upon it had the name Death. And Ha´des was closely following him. And authority was given them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with a long sword and with food shortage and with deadly plague and by the wild beasts of the earth."

So does this mean that "Hades", on his own horse followed "Death" in the pale horse? Or does it mean that "Hades" is on the same horse as "Death"? Or is it that "Hades" simply does not have a horse, but is following "Death" either way?

The Watchtower, January 1, 1981, Questions from Readers (which was about 10 months and 3 days before I was born (just a Roy Reyes factoid) answered this question. It mentions that no one can say for sure which possibility is the correct one. What we can say for sure is that, according to the apostle John, he saw four riders on the white, red, black, and pale colored horses... (maybe that had a itty-bitty influence in L. Frank Baum novels of horses of a different color...)

Anyway, back to reality, the article also mentions how it's not necessary, though, to be dogmatic if there was really a fifth horse or not. John's description tells us what he considered more important, on how closely "Hades" followed "Death". That saying that those people that die prematurely -in war, hunger, or plagues- are collected by "Hades", the common grave of humankind (Revelation 20.13)

Interesting, huh?

Proverbios 4.18 "Pero la senda de los justos es como la luz brillante que va haciéndose más y más clara hasta que el día queda firmemente establecido."

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Kick Build
Originally uploaded by Paulo Cedres.
I found this picture brother Cedres had posted up. I thought it was pretty cool, so here it is!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I get a kick out of this show.

Do you have any imaginary friends?

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

[Dedicated to the President and Vice President of the NLFC (Nacho Libre Fan Club), Jonathan and Jerry, and Rigo, the #1 fan.]

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Another wonderful thing about this year's circuit assembly is that my lil bro Rey simbolized his dedication to Jehovah in baptism. Here he is with my mom.

Monday, December 04, 2006

by brother Gordee (

We had our circuit assembly this past weekend that was about puting Kingdom interests in first place and avoiding the snare of materialism. Our district and circuit overseers, as well as all of the brothers and sisters that gave their excellent talks, demonstrations, and experiences, as well as all of the brothers that worked at the assembly so that it all functioned well did a great job. Well, yeah, even the brothers in the accounting department did a good job...

Anyway, here's a picture of my brothers (Ross, Ruben, Rey) and some of my cousins Lisa, Priscilla, Gabriel).

It was cold out there. It was so unbelievably cold it wasn't funny.

Have a great day.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Have a great weekend!

1Corinthians 15.58 - "Therefore, whether YOU are eating or drinking or doing anything else, do all things for God’s glory."