Since Nov 24, 2002

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Raised in the barrio; Air Force Vet; Fire service professional; book-worm; nature photographer; Bible study leader; unabashedly Catholic; loving Dad; happily married to a beautiful Filipino girl for 30+ years... Some of my favorite quotes:

What men call fame is, after all, but a very windy thing. A man thinks that many are praising him, and talking of him alone, and yet they spend but a very small part of the day thinking of him, being occupied with things of their own.
-St. Thomas More

Those who are led by the Holy Spirit have true ideas; that is why so many ignorant people are wiser than the learned. The Holy Spirit is light and strength. -St. John Vianney

People are generally called intelligent through a wrong use of this word.
The intelligent are not those who have studied the sayings and writings of the wise men of old, but those whose soul is intelligent, who can judge what is good and what is evil; they avoid what is evil and harms the soul and intelligently care for and practice what is good and profits the world, greatly thanking God. -St. Anthony the Ascetic

Read God's Book continually; never let the sacred volume be out of your hand. Learn, so that you may teach. --St. Jerome

The Church is now what earthly paradise was. Therefore those who slay men by seducing them from the Church are sons of Satan...No one, indeed, attains to salvation and eternal life except he who has Christ as his Head. But no one can have Christ as Head except he who is in His Body which is the Church. -St. Augustine

Occupy your minds with good thoughts, or the enemy will fill them with bad ones. Unoccupied, they cannot be.
-St. Thomas More