The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace. For the concern of the flesh is hostility toward God; it does not submit to the Law of God, nor can it; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness. Romans 8:6-10

Wigs Word of God Today 3-17-2013 

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How to ignite the Child of God by righteousness in Spirit.

The concern of the flesh is death, but the concern of the spirit is life and peace. For the concern of the flesh is hostility toward God; it does not submit to the Law of God, nor can it; and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. But you are not in the flesh; on the contrary, you are in the spirit, if only the Spirit of God dwells in you. Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to Him. But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the spirit is alive because of righteousness. Romans 8:6-10

“Master, the one you love is ill.” When Jesus heard this He said, “This illness is not to end in death,* but is for the glory of God, that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Our friend Lazarus is asleep, but I am going to awaken him. So the disciples said to Him, “Master, if he is asleep, he will be saved.” But Jesus was talking about his death, while they thought that he meant ordinary sleep. So then Jesus said to them clearly, “Lazarus has died. And I am glad for you that I was not there, that you may believe. Let us go to him.” So Thomas, called Didymus,* said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go to die with him.” John 11:3-4, 11-16

Ezekiel 37:12-14, Psalm 130, Romans 8:6-11 & John 11:1-45

The horizon of life beckons us to know God’s Will living in the Spirit gaining all that belongs to Christ “because of righteousness.” Amen! We die the death from dwelling in “stench” from sin that Jesus waited two days to prove He could raise the dead as well as rid the horrendous smell of rotting flesh. “I am glad for you that I was not there, that you may believe.” Even after following Jesus the Disciples still missed the point sometimes Jesus often answered in Parables.

We too find this reality in our lives when we allow the race of life to push aside the spirit for sensations opting for flesh crumbling the foundation of God’s being.  The “Law of God” ask us to rid our “hostility” towards ridding our ability to please God separating us from His grace of Truth. You too can be “alive in righteousness” by the life you lead in His Spirit killing off the sin of flesh and fantasy. We must be willing as “Thomas, called Didymus” said, “Let us also go to die with him.” Are you willing to die for Jesus to be alive in righteousness? Or will you rot in the flesh of death? Amen.

These last three days I’ve been in Orlando attending the American Montessori Society 2013 Annual Conference titled, “Sustaining the Light in Every Child.” This is my first for a vocation I undertook almost five years ago and it surely won’t be my last. The desire and determination I have witnessed in countless people across the world seeking to teach tolerance and tenacity while engaging children to be tender and total as Beacon of Light for the world has reenergized my desire to love each and every child as a Light of Hope for the world. Today my poem reflects the keynote address of Dr. Edward Hallowell titled, “Igniting Every Child’s Full Potential- The Five Steps of Excellence.” I pray you’ll enjoy this amazing journey of every child written in rhyme revealing how a child connects to life through connection, play, practice, progress and recognition.

We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today live in Your Spirit ridding the stench of death in sin. Day 5 of a Novena of prayers for New Jersey Emmaus AND Pope Francis I. Praying for Kairos. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca and Tom K. Greg Bishop has constant prayers. Day 6 of a Novena of prayers for Wayne battling cancer. LORD, grant us strength of purpose that we may faithfully bear our crosses each day. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

Yours in Christ,

Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Romans 8:28

 

In Honor of Dr. Edward Hallowell- His Life in the Five Steps of Excellence

 

Igniting Every Child’s Full Potential

 

Feel free to daydream

Go wherever you want to go

Happiness of childhood’s mind

Myself permission to eternally grow

 

There is a myth of what children need

Contrary to evidence we seem

To forget what’s True in learning

Forgetting God Who allows us to dream?

 

Children to do best in life

By what they do in their childhood

Blindly embracing the fallacy

Ambition is not wrong its selfish livelihood

 

The race to the top is not what’s education

Do all you can do to ignite

The passion in every child agreed

Purity models disable children’s might

 

Predicting a great life

Is not the SAT scored alert

It’s not a resume to list

Predictions given in curiosity to flirt

 

Do as you are told

Number one at giving

Not happy or fulfilled

Letting die the force of living

 

Having children was a surprise

Knowing the Harvard misery

Promote joy was absent

Learning Montessori

 

Five Steps to the model

Cycle of excellence to connect and play

Practice to progress to acclaim

Mastery recognition at the end of the day

 

Aruba’s beach I left

To learn with you today

Life’s expectations

Joy in life by the process I laid

 

Dad was tragically mental

Came home for leave to fray

I will kill your desire to kill me

Mom made love to create me he obey

 

Connection connection connection

Powerful force to fulfill

Joy is driven by connection

Disconnection recluse the pill

 

Knowing it is true

Un-acted afraid and blue

At most scared to accrue

Truth is love the best to prove

 

Every child needs connection

My mother’s eyes brought these smiles

Never ever giving anything but love

Boarding school brought release complied

 

In an odd funny brave

My dad gave the feeling of love’s way

Maybe not given normally

My dad’s demeanor was silent love rave

 

The arm of safety in first grade

Held me by connection’s right

Problems dissolved in loving

Me the child Mrs. Eldridge my light

 

The choir drew me

The club I loved to say

Connection to God freely

Safety His Spirit to pray

 

Connection is not theology

Inviting the kids to the feast

Allows for joy to celebrate

The love of growing in peace

 

I feel the strength of connection

Awareness of my past

Lacretia my great grandmother’s life

Open up the feast to last

 

Masters of the step of injection

Asking questions by safety felt

Mostly men who enjoyed teaching

Activity lights up the imagination belt

 

Permission to play and be myself

A kid fitting not in a mold

Round tables were a natural invitation

To discuss the experimentation not scold

 

Turning my life into a novel

Fred my teacher asked me to be

Challenged to practice of progress the novel

Senior English prize not impossible to see

 

Recognition can come in the arm

Of the teacher whose hug to breathe

Igniting Every Child’s Full Potential

Making public the progress to seethe

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins March 17, 2013 @ 7:01 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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