Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Truth

Today at Church the Pastor, while talking about the teachings of the Lord found in John 14: 1-31, said something which I completely agree on and its not about traditionalism, and its not about christmas spirit its about the Truth. Among the many teachings found in those 31 verses one of them was that Jesus is Truth and that if we accept Jesus in our hearts we are accepting completely and entirely the Truth, thus we must live in truth and set our hearts apart from lies. For example whenever Parents tell their children about Santa Claus, they have to make up tons and tons of lies just to keep the Santa Claus tradition, and most people do it because they don't want to ruin the Christmas Spirit. And in some cases after the child discovers that his/her parent has been lying to him/her for all of those years they feel deceived, some have even been emotionally distressed because of it. The thing is that the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, hence the significance of the word CHRISTmas. So, instead of lying and telling your children that santa claus sent them gifts, why not explain to them the real meaning of Christmas, explain to them how Jesus was born and how the three kings brought Him gifts because they knew He was the King of kings. For Jesus said:

"Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the
kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these"

Mathew 19:14

May this christmas and every other christmas be a celebration of Christ's birth.
Rita M.

Sunday, December 11, 2005

Being a Med Student

So there we were, walking down the parking lot of the very huge, new and pretty Herrera Hospital. All we needed was the music on the background and a space on WB and we could've been the newest hit TV series "Herrera ER". LOL! It felt so great, in case you haven't quite understood yesterday was my first day as an "ER Doctor" at a hospital and the experience was too awesome!!! Being a med student rocks! And for all of you out there who are studying medicine and are thinking twice about it because of what you have to learn, the books you need to read and the countless hours of your life you spend studying it is WORTH IT!!
Yesterday I sutured my first Px and it was wonderful, I was very nervous and I really did not want to do it because I was afraid of doing it wrong but in the end I agreed to. So there I was in the hallway in front of my Px remembering what to do: "Gloves, Instruments, Clean, anesthesia, suture, knot, cut, suture, knot, cut, clean" I could see his foot moving as I inserted the needle into his skin time after time, but to his luck it was a very tiny cut and I only gave him 2 sutures, so after I cleaned all his other wounds and covered them, removed the blanket of the bed, my colleague finished writing his Clinical History, and I finished writing order for and x-ray of my Px's left foot, he went on his way but not before thanking me. It was sweet because he knew it was my first time, and he realized that I didn't know if I was doing it right, but in the end it was all well. The day was not slow at all, a lot of Pxs came in, most of them were car and motor accidents, and just one case of an at-home-accident, a kid who had wounded his left thigh. The saddest case of the afternoon was one of an old man who was run down on the street, the guy who ran him down was decent enough to bring him to the hospital, but shameful enough to abandon him there. All in all it was a great first experience and it makes all the trouble i've been through as a Med Student worth it.

Friday, December 09, 2005


I was thinking the other day...Well I'm always thinking it..But it is so amazing how you can see people spending thousands and thousands of dollars/pesos/euro in therapy trying to understand why all of a sudden they do not feel like living anymore, or why they're so unhappy and frustrated when the answer is simple. I know it may sound simple to me now, cuz trust me if someone would have said to me a year ago all you have to do is believe that Christ is your Lord and Savior and accept him in your heart, and that burden you've been carrying for so long will be gone, I would've laughed. Shame on me. But the Lord has his own way of working and he knew exactly when to let me fall so he could pick up the pieces and I could realize what he was trying to show me.
People, this is a person (me) who accompanied her sister to church activities and prayer groups, church and saw they way they all acted and said to myself.."I just can't, I could never be like those people. Noooo! That? That will never happen to me. Lord I love u and all, but you know I'm a good girl, really I hardly ever lie and when I do its little things like yes mom I took a bath when actually I hadn't" But like they said in church on Wednesday "For impossible things, God looks for the most impossible person and breaks him/her down" Now I'll tell you without God we are NOTHING. I felt like no one, I was never popular, or the most loved one, never invited to all the parties. But to know what I know now, to feel what I feel, to have Christ in my heart :D It's like I'm the luckiest girl in the entire World! And oh how I would love to share it with everyone, how I would love to see people that felt like me, convert. So I pray to God each day to try to guide those people to the light, where we all belong.
God Bless

Thursday, December 01, 2005


I've been wondering lately, why are people so afraid of being open and honest with the ones they care about, and/or love? Most of them, live with the constant fear of losing that person because of what they might say. But the thing is that while they are holding up all these questions in their head they become prisoners of their own little secrets and around that person it becomes almost impossible to be themselves. I don't know if it's the case of any of you readers out there, but it used to be my case for quite a while and now it feels so liberating to be able to say to that person look this is what's up, but it bothers me that that person can't do the same. And things would be so much easier and less awkward if we all knew the truth, even if it made us feel bad, trust me it's better than spending a lifetime with an illusion than sooner or later will crash down on you and make you feel worse than you would imagine. So save yourselves the anxiety that causes fear and be Honest.