John 15 verses 5-8“I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain, you ask whatever you wish and it will be done for you. This is my Father’s Glory, that you bear much fruit; showing yourselves to be my disciples.”
:No person: not anybody: no one:A person of no importance or authority:A person of no influence or consequence.
“Freedom came to me only with my acceptance that I could turn will and my life over to the care of my “Higher Power” whom I call God! Serenity seeped into the chaos of my life when I accepted what I was going through was life and God would help me through my difficulties and much more as well since then he has helped me through all my difficulties. When I accept situations as they are, not as I wish, then I can begin to grow and have serenity and peace of mind! Amen”…
Journal, Hueneme Voice, Port Hueneme Neighborhood, Keys To Recovery, Hope Boyz/Girlz, Mission Church, Dove Ministries, the City of Oxnard Officials, (specially Mark Alvarado), and the many others who have been part of our journey- we sincerely thank and express our deepest appreciation to!
Editor’s note: The formerly homeless author of this article Lang Martinez told us he’s spent a total of about 6 years on the streets (non-contiguously) in LA and Oxnard and been in multiple recovery programs. He says he is clean now and taking one day at a time, trying to help local homeless people.
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