Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Baby is coming, emotions are high

We are very close to Pedro Henrique borning, Heloiza blood pressure is OK, but she is suffering a little because of hot weather. We expect to make the C section on September 6th, but tomorrow we will go to doctor and he may antecipate this day.
My daughter, Maria Ester is very stressed, she got so nervous yesterday because I sit over her princess crown and broked it, in the second night in a row she overreacted to it. I tried to hug her, affirm our love to her, the love of all our relatives and her friends to her and tried to make her overcome this loss.
This is a new situation, this was not the first time that she used to overreact and cry compulsively. I am trying to treat her showing love and all acceptance. We know that this would arise as the day of Pedro Henrique borning becames close.
We count on your prayers.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Light Giver

I was honored by JR Woodward, from Kairos Los Angeles, to contribute to Light Giver, one of his blogs, with articles about imersing and living in the sacred text.
I am comitted to write there weekly, though writing weekly seems a hard task, I am not writing here weekly, I am glad to participate in this challenge and the opportunity to bless and also learn.

Sunday, August 28, 2005


Back to the alien conclusions, one of the most clear faces in Brazil of comparision problems arise around soccer matches. I readed Donald Miller trying to describe what were basketball to an alien, but I think it would be as embarassing to describe soccer and soccer passion to him.
I support a team here: Corinthians, I even cried when Brazil won World Cup. But I think that the interest in soccer teams got beyond entertainment matters. I think the problem is not with passion as entertainment but how it is being envolved not only with money but in lives.
People want to choose the best team in order to be in a better position than his friends of office, he can laugh at them and show his pretended advantadge, from this point of view, people starts not only to support their teams but also support against other teams with a high grade of interest, which is clear when we can hear very well lots of people shouting at goals even in a small importance match.
From this we can go to the groups of people that make serious fights if they encounter each other at streets or broke everything at city to show their happiness when their teams win or their frustration then their teams loose.
I think this is a clear sign of an effort to pin what was missed with all sorts of odd methods which have not worked.
Ah! And I didn't told yet how people are getting rich with these things!
If team make it,happiness come for the follow day, but comes Tuesday and starts everything again, and it will not be enough.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Shame on you Rev. Robertson!

I don't know if our press are overeacting with this case as they do with evangelicals, "Estado de S. Paulo" published half of a page report titled: "Evangelical pastor asks death of Chavez".
But I liked the quick reaction of my favorite bloggers:
  • Thou shalt not say stupid things on the air - Caffeinated Adventures - Rick Stillwell
  • WWJA: Whom Would Jesus Assassinate? - Bloggedy Blog - Andrew Careaga
  • Pat "The Idgit" Robertson and More on Pat Robertson - Orange Jack - Rob Willams

  • After taking lots of time explaining about Fundamentalism, Cruzades and Christianism, there's more to do yet!

    Thursday, August 18, 2005


    I have finished yesterday "Searching for God knows what", from Donald Miller and I though it a terrific book. I liked when he though about how an alien would think about humanity after observing people and TV shows:
    "Humans, as a species, are constantly, and in every way, comparing themselves to one another, which, given the brief nature of their existence, seems an oddity and, for that matter, a waste. Nevertheless, this is the driving influence behind every human's social development, their emotional health and sense of joy, and, sadly, their greatest tragedies. It is as though something that helped them function and live well has gone missing, and they are pining for that missing thing in all sorts of odd methods, none of which are working. The greater tragedy is that very few people understand they have the diease. This seems strange as well because it is obvious. To be sure, it is killing them, and yet sustaining their social and economic systems. They are an entirely beautiful people with a terrible problem."

    To feel well, people need to be in a kind of advantage against other, but this will be never enough.
    I can see that think in some ways... to be covered in next posts.

    Tuesday, August 09, 2005

    Not so inspired

    I am not as inspired to post today, there such days like these I am now that I got so tired of my dreams that I start to feel a strong cinicism, I think "who cares?". Last sunday we went to morning service and as my wife chosed to rest at afternoon she would not go to night service, so did I. Normally I would use to go to both services, but I choosed not to go, I felt so alone there in the morning that I would not like to feel more loneny at night.
    Today I could not sleep all night and I could wake up early to pray and meditate at Word, I could read some psalms and though I am so tempted to feel far from spiritual, I could feel with God anyway.
    I could just ask Him not to let my vision be lost and not to focus at my career as my daily hope.
    Not so inspiring days but these days are with God.