Mark Aceves

And now she is one.

Lala has reached a major milestone. As of yesterday, Thanksgiving, she is a one year old. It’s been an amazing year to say the least. The most impacting year of my life I’d say. It’s been probably the hardest, most tiresome year but also the most rewarding as well. My...

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Sometimes we choose to die

Sometimes we choose to die

Dear Jesus,A good friend of mine called me up this past Saturday morning to inform me that his sister had died. She hung herself in her house and her boyfriend of 10 years had come home and found her. I was shocked by the news but strangely not too surprised....

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signs, signs, everywhere are signs.

Lala is getting pretty good with this whole sign language business. She knows the signs for milk, more, banana, cheese, drink, sleep and maybe a few others. She’s pretty smart for a little munchkin. However it’s also a double edged sword. She has begun testing us with boundaries too. She...

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Terror has a new name.

And it’s name is Lala. Since she has become a bi-ped she has acclimated to her mobility like a champ. Not so much us. We find ourselves constantly chasing her and taking stuff away from her, and she not only voices her discontent with us, but does this very rude...

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And her first word is…..

Ozo. That’s right, her first word is the name of our dog. Not mama, not papa, but Ozo. She started saying it about 3 days ago. Whats funny is that she was calling him roo-ra for a bit, but finally got his name down right i guess. Anyways Lala recently...

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Is there anybody out there?

Is there anybody out there?

Dear Jesus,I often feel like I’m all alone out here. Spiritually. It seems like it is so hard to find others that think similarly, or even remotely close to how I see things. Maybe I’m whack, but I don’t think I’m that different. I go to churches and they, for...

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Kids will be kids…..right?

Kids will be kids…..right?

Dear Jesus,I was at the grocery store the other day heading over to the dairy aisle, when I saw two boys, both around 5 or so, pushing their parents shopping carts towards each other like on a two lane road. The boys had steered their carts a little too close...

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One small step for Lala….

Today Lala took two steps on her own. We were all completely shocked. While she has been holding onto stuff and walking, and has also begun to gain some balance while stationary, we didnt expect this progress so soon. We tried to get her to repeat it, but she opted...

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What would Jesus do …about healthcare?

What would Jesus do …about healthcare?

Dear Jesus,I know you don’t generally care for politics too much but I’m somewhat perplexed about something that’s been happening in my country recently. Now as Son of God, you have strong opinions about how we should treat each other. Terms like “compassion” and “neighbor” you did not use lightly...

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