Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Just a Feeling

So tired
Some are so tired
All week working
And slaving away...
So tired
They come home
Sit there
Hoping their tiredness
Will just flow away
Some are so tired
Of doing their best
And always being
Found guilty of the rest...
Tired from doing
And still not doing enough...
And then there are those
Just tired of being tired
As a profession given
By stress...
Stress for this..
Stress for that...
So tired! So ridiculously tired!

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Monday, September 18, 2017

Another Nightly Wish

If I be a lie
Then it all be a lie
For He who created me
Made me in His image
And He is no lie!
What be is...
Our humanistic side
Battles against our spiritual being;
We tend to believe so many lies
That cause self demise...
Those lies that push us
Farther from the truth
And make us live miserably.
Such lies that cause
Revolutionary wars
As did the separation
for so many
From God's true calling
upon their lives.
Let the Holy Spirit break
Those chains of lies
And live free in His grace.
God bless us all...
Good Night everyone...
Pray for strength
Pray for forgiveness
Pray for the life
You were meant to live.

Good Night Wishes

Listen to the calmness
Of the night...
Sync into the peace...
And close your eyes
As your heart finds its rhythm
While everything fades
Assure yourself
That today is done
And tomorrow is minutes away
Nothing more can be done
But be grateful for another day
And tomorrow being on its way.

Good Night to all
And to all a good night.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Here I Go Again

Never again...
Seconds later...
Oops, here I go again!!!
To never again,
Shortly after,
It all begins...
The battle within
Against ones own sin
That dims the light
Making some fright...
Never again...
Never again...
Oooooo... look!!!!
It starts
All over again.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Sunday, September 17, 2017


Do not restrain
Yourself from truth...
Stop never searching
For that what is truth
And let go of the lies
That cause so much strife
Upon your life
And those around you...
For we were not created
To live in misery
But in happiness
In health and sanity.
Look through the clouds
Realize the sun always rises
And will never hide from us.
It is a promise
Made not by me,
But from the Creator
Since the beginning of time.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

You are His Song

The music surrounds us
The lyrics are created
With our lives...
Let your song be filled
With joy, laughter and freedom
And never lose sight
Of the sound all around
Be careful to never sing
That which will hurt another
We were called
To love one another.
Sing your lyrics
Sing to the plentiful music
And watch life spring
From the ashes
As blessing brought from life
Are filled with music.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Friday, September 15, 2017

Remember to Be Humble

There are things in life
We do not look forward to
But understand or at times
We do not understand why?
Yet we know it just needs
To occur regardless
Of your opinion about it...
We just have to hold on...
Be as humble as possible
And enjoy the ride!
As unpleasant as it may feel.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Know What I Mean?

We can't be expected to know
Everything there is to know...
But we need to know
That which we must know
In order to know
What we must do next...
You know what I mean?

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

We Can Face Tomorrow

"Because He lives I can face tomorrow..."
How true the lyrics to the song
That enlightens those who want to believe
With their minds...
For the heart knows
The love of the Father
To His children...
No matter how damaged
It has been because of the thoughts
Filled with doubt
Filled with pride
Filled with deceit
"Because He lives, we can face tomorrow"
It is a done deal
Whether you take it or leave it...
Things may be rough
Moment to moment
But the battle belongs to the Lord,
Just give it to Him
And lose the doubt, the pride
And wash away the deceit
Upon the cross
And you crucify your flesh
To release the clutches of sin.
A never ending task,
It may seem,
But not an doable one indeed.
Because He lives, they, we, you, I can live tomorrow!

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Good Night

Let your dreams tonight
Be so as in paradise...
Close your eyes
And dance within the stars
Swim through the clouds
And watch the angels
Carry you to and from...
Worry not... for all is well
Within the heavens above
That connect to your soul
Directly from the heart...
Let despair drown
In the seas of forgetfulness
And allow peace to flow
Now and forevermore...
God bless you all
And good night.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Nightly Thought

Watching the moon
staring back at me
I watch how it glimmers
shining so bright
and I am in awe
at its beauty...
to think it has been there
way before me
way before you
since the beginning of time
and still in place
in order and perfectly shining
throughout the darkness
I wished it a good night
and asked it to give light
to those driving on the roads
to those walking on the streets
and those afraid of the dark...
I thought I saw it smile
but it was just my vivid imagination
yet one star did twinkle
so I blinked my eyes back
and walked inside my place of rest.

Good Night everyone...
never take anyone or anything
for granted.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Lord, Let Her Pain Be Soothed

Looking through the crack
Of the door...
While she wept
She wept intensly
As she pulled the hair
From her head
Almost to the point
of tearing it off...
Desperation rose
While the sounds of despair
Filled her room...
The question was why...
The rain had stopped falling...
The weather had simmered...
The sounds of terror continued
With each tear that fell from her eye...
He had not the words...
He felt his heart so light,
Why could he not feel?
With a burst of courage
He opened the door
Screaming from out his lungs
"I love you my dear...
I am right here !"
She continued weeping
With a faint type release
A paper fell to the ground
With a picture of him
With the words reading...
Rest in peace.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

A Prayer of Today

I am here today
Not sure about tomorrow
Because, well
No one is promised tomorrow
Just faith and hope
That I will make it
For tomorrow will come
Whether I am there or not...
So with this expressed
I want to give thanks
To my Creator... Yahweh
For the love lived thus far
With my M.I....
To my parents, my children
and family...
For my friends... near and far
And those who feel
I am not worth the time of day...
I am blessed to know that He created me for a reason...
Just as He did you as well...
I hope you find your reason
As for me, He is my reason.
I thank Him for my Thoughts Upon Thoughts and my love for music...
For the gifts of His Holy Spirit...
And the Divine pure love He has for us all.
May your day be filled with joy, thankfulness and love as you take each step that leads to tomorrow.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Don't Get Stuck

Down on the floor
You may think
You will find what
It is you are looking for
But the reality
Of all our lives
It is up here where we can
Find the peace, the joy
And the life we have always
Dreamed of having.
Don't waste your life
Dwelling on the floors...
Floors were made to walk upon
Not to dwell upon...
Keep going my love, my family and my friends... the whole world.
Don't get stuck in one place!

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Glory be to God

It is not about controlling or being right in this life... it is about letting go, admitting you have made mistakes, forgiving, asking for forgiveness and giving God all of you so He can bless you with a better life... the Life He created for each of us. Glory be to God.

Mark David Grijalva Peres


Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10)
So that nothing is wanting to you in any grace, waiting for the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ.
(1 Corinthians 1:7)
Wherefore, dearly beloved, waiting for these things, be diligent that you may be found before him unspotted and blameless in peace.(2 Peter 3:14)
Keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, unto life everlasting.(Jude 1:21)
Waiting... waiting... waiting...
There is no debating...
There is nothing wrong in waiting...
Instead of jumping into the next
The next disaster we create
By not waiting....
By not waiting on God.
We wait for everything...
Half our day we wait...
For the light to turn green...
For the next class...
For the time to hit, to clock out of work
For the text response...
For the return call from the doctors office,
That makes you call back three times before they call back...
For the time we believe in that will heal us...
For the moment he or she will see that you love them
For what they are...
For the understanding and patience to know why we are here...
For the return of Christ Lord Jesus our king...
We wait, there is no shame.
So pray up, be blessed and love each minute of your wait, for the blessing could be right around the corner.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

You are You

If you are...
Then you are.
If you are not...
Then you are not.
Don't ever try being
Something you are not!

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

My Thought for Her to You

Alone she is not
Regardless of all
Her thoughts
Through all
And all I know
Where my heart
Alone does stand...
I reach out my hand
Through prayer
closing my eyes
And stare into
Our blessed blue skies
Sending blessings and love
And words to show I care
Do not let anything
Do not let anyone
Take or steal
The promises bestowed
Upon us children of God
Or the words we have shared
From day one...
I am here... with arms wide opened
Trusting God
Having faith in God
Praying to God
That His will be done
And if my hearts desires
Be made worthy...
Which is you... my M.I.... my Tutti... my Maria... then Lord, let be what is Yours for me.

I love you Lord God...
I love you My Tutti.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

A Prayer to You

I am thankful to You, Dear God
For awakening me today
You let Your creation rise
As the rest of creation rose
Your loyalty to me
Is priceless as all can see
The Death and Resurrection
Of Your only son... Christ Jesus...
Who am I that You choose me?
I have failed You
Time and again...
I feel worthless
Plagued by sin and doubt...
Choices made against Your will
And still I wake to see
Your beautiful world
Surrounding me...
I offer You this thought
With great gratitude
And ask You to forgive
The sins of the heart
Flush... flush... flush them out...
I want Your grace to fill me up
As I ask this in humbleness...
For You chose me for a reason...
Now strengthen me and guide me
So that I may choose the choices
That lead to Your glory
Now and everyday.
I love You, God...
Blessed be Your name.

Your son, your servant, your warrior and Knight,

Mark Grijalva Peres

The Clock Don't Stop

Tick tock... tick tock
It does not stop
Even when the clock dies
Time keeps going
And lives are growing.

God bless everyone...
Be safe and be thankful...

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Roads are Many

The world has many roads
Some take you there
Some take you here
And some back there...
How does one know
Which road to take...
It is up to you
The traveler!
We are all travelers...
Some will reach their destiny
While others lose their way
And some will lose themselves
In yesterday...
It is up to you to study
It is up to you to follow
The maps that many left behind
Who have reached the same
Destination that you have chosen
There are maps to everywhere
You can think of going
There is no map created to nowhere
You simply just have to stand there
And not move anywhere.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Monday, September 11, 2017

Yeshuas Promises

The promises of Yeshua
Are not short stories
They are not poems
Or fairy tales
The Promises of Yeshua
Are the roads
We walk upon
With our faith in Him
That will lead us to eternal life
Just as those before us
And those who lost their way,
We pray for their souls...
The promises of Yeshua
Are what we all seek and need
Instead of gold and silver
Pleasures and possessions
The promises of Yeshua
Are the whispers of God
Through His Son
Spread to this day
By the Holy Spirit
For those who will not only hear
But for those who will truly listen.
The promises of Yeshua
Are for them
Are for they
Are for you and me.

Thank You Lord God...
Thank You Yeshua...
Thank You Holy Spirit...
May we hear them
May we live them
And enter into our Promised land.


Yours truly through Yeshua,

Mark David Grijalva Peres

A 2014 Prayer

Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.   John 16:20

Oh Blessed Yeshua,

Did our blessed Mother not weep Your death, to then rejoice in your resurrection? I question You not, for a servant, a peasant like me has no right to question his King, You my Lord. I have had moments of such sorrow and You have turned them into joy… even though the sorrow at times tries to haunt me… for I know this is the devil who seeks to trap me in the past. I recall a shirt I once wore from one of my favorite Christian rock groups, Bloodgood, and it read: When the devil reminds us of our past, remind him of his future! I know there are so many of Your children, my brothers and sister who are sick, addicted to drugs and lost within a hurtful past… I ask that you send them healing, deliverance and salvation.

Today marks the day that many lost their lives… due to the attacks on the World Trade Center. I recall the morning in which I was getting ready for my day to begin to see the news and watch to my horror the screen and what had happened… tears filled my eyes as my heart grew weary. I pray for their souls of those that lost their lives due to this awful day and those still affected and with us. I pray for those that committed these cruel acts of evil… that they may be forgiven and change their ways, those that are still breathing and for the souls of those who died too.

Every day there are tragic events happening… souls are dying without knowing You my King… and many of us that call ourselves Your children sit and watch. I pray for forgiveness for me and all those who let another brother and sister fall away without telling them about Your love. I pray that we all join together and share Your messages of Faith, Hope and love… so that a revolution of Your Agape Love will make a change. Your will be done, not ours.

I am reminded of a story from a track I read regarding a damaged bridge up the road. It was night time and raining hard.  The bridge had fallen and a man made of flesh and blood had stopped and got off his car as he parked on the side of the road. He knew what had happened and began to see cars coming… would he try and stop the cars by turning on his car and parking with his hazard lights to warn others; try flagging down the drivers to warn them of danger ahead… or would he just sit there and watch the other drivers crash and die, when he could have warned them and saved them from death.
You my mighty King did so by dying on Calvary… a bloody and cruel death to warn us about that bridge up ahead. Teach us to be willing to do the same Yeshua.  That we will stand in the front lines against the enemy and fear not for Yahweh is with us through Your Holy Spirit… just as our brother and sisters are doing so in Iraq, Syria and other countries. Let us not fold to the devils lies and stand on the rock, which is You my King. Let our sorrows be turned into joy and live to serve You as You lived to serve us. Because of You, I can face tomorrow… fill my heart with your serenity and agape love. That I may think before I speak and choose my words wisely. Let me be patient and understanding. I want more of You in me and less of me in me.

Bless my brothers and sister today with whatever trials they may be facing. Let no words or actions of others rob us of Your blessings.


Your son, your servant, your warrior and Knight,
Mark Grijalva Peres

Lord Have Mercy...

Nothing feels,
like the feeling
That changed

Is never the same
When what was to be
Is not anymore...

Things tear
And many times cannot
Not be repaired,
Regardless of man made technologies...
Apologies... forgiveness... reality...

Just nothings!
Leaving numbness

Pressing against the memories
That seasons open up
And take away...

Nothing feels the same
Since we went away
from the thing
That brought us together.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Lord Hear Our Prayers

Forgive me Lord God,
For there are times
I think of me
And not of You...
I feel so lost within my thoughts
And day to day transactions...
Sometimes I worry
Sometimes I fret
Sometimes my solitude
Bets against you...
How foolish to believe
A lie such as this...
To think one is alone
When even then
Alone in thoughts
Alone in feelings
Alone in this world
Your mercy embraces
Your grace abides
And Your love fulfills
Never leaving anyone alone.
Forgive me Lord for doubting myself,
As my life, my heart and mind
Our truly yours indeed.

Your son,

Mark David Grijalva Peres

I Am Not of My Own

Can your passion
Become your prison?
Never again allowing you
to see the light of day
Limiting all you can say
Tying down the truth
From coming forth
From out your lips...
"Too much of anything
Can be bad for you..."
Are words those close to me
Have spoken...
But my life is my passion...
My life is God's...
He is my passion...
What comes of the this then?
To live and breath
To think and feel
To walk and talk
Are gifts from God
And for this...
My passion is.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Sunday, September 10, 2017

I am a Son of God

But thankful
I am...
I am who
I have become
Through thick and thin
I am not a "has been..."
Or "once was..."
But a "is coming..."
I am...
A son of God
Not perfect,
But perfect in His eyes...
Once lied too...
Now free from...
Living in hope
That I am...
I am becoming
Who I was to be
With stumbles and rumbles...
Still striving till the end.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Past Prayer

My blessed God,

I am humbled by Your love for us as the clock turned and a new day has begun. You have given me another day and another chance to make my life even better than yesterday, today. I know Your plans are here for us all... may be accept them and live them. I do not know what will happen within the next 24 hours... but You do and that is all that matters to me. Thank you and I ask that you protect my love, children, family, brothers and sisters in Christ and the those who are lost. Keep us all on track and when we get off track help us; those who feel alone... lead them to You; those that are lost in sin... save and deliver them.

I pray for myself to never lose my way... and if I stumble... give me the strength to ask for forgiveness and rise again. I love you my sweet Lord... I give all glory to You.

Your son, Your servant, Your warrior and Knight,

Mark Grijalva Peres

The Sands of Time

He closed his eyes
As the rest of the world
Left theirs open...
Expressing thoughts
And words within his mind,
Afraid to share some...
Knowing they would think
He is far gone
From the reality
The rest of society lived in.
Instead he cast
These thoughts and words
into the waters
That came and took
The sands of time
With them...
He tossed them
As he did rocks
Into the mysterious
And beautiful ocean...
Knowing that they would
Be kept safe
And one day
As the waters bring
Back and forth
Ocean life...
So too would
His thoughts and words
Would surface
When the right time came...
He walked away
From the beach front
With sand covering his feet
Looking up to the blue skies
Smiling with thankfulness.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Friday, September 8, 2017

Stand for Him... Pray to Him

Sitting is sometimes
Not as effective
As when we are standing
While on your knees praying,
Beats all...
But we must stand after we kneel
We must rise from our seats
acknowledging our King
And love as He asked of us.
We must spread this love
And do it know...
He came, he died and rose again
He lives, he moves and loves us all
Let us stand with Him in us...
Let us speak with Him in us...
Let us live with Him in us!

Mark Grijalva Peres

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Walking dead
No comparison or no contradiction.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Time is Coming

We must get ready
For the time is coming
In which we run short of time
The song sings
That we can live like we are dying
I can see the meaning
But why not live like we are racing...
Racing towards the finish line?
Striving with all your heart...
Striving with all your thought...
Striving with all your might...
Never giving up the delight
of being in God's graceful light.
Not one of us is perfect
We are constantly in training
As the Holy Spirit is our trainer
But will we allow ourselves to be disciplined
Will we allow ourselves To be conditioned
To make it to that finish line
In which I long to hear Elohim's voice say:

His lord said to him: Well done, good and faithful servant: because thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will place thee over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.                         Matthew 25:23

Lord God,

You know my strength,
You gave them to me.
You know my thoughts,
You hear each of them.
You know my heart,
How it desires to please You.
You never condemn me
But uplift me,
Regardless of my past choices.
Allow me to reach the finish line.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Be You

Looking around
Can sometimes
Get you feeling dizzy
Stop spinning
Look ahead
And watch things
As they straighten up...
Enough of the fast life
Live the life
That can give hope
That can give peace
And allow you to love
And be loved
For who you truly are.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Time is Precious

If time is so precious
Then why do we spend it
Oh so foolishly?
Some waste it away
On alcohol and drugs
Others in bitterness...
Living in yesterday
When today has just begun...
Come on people...
The sun is up...
It is Friday!!!
Live in the light
And come from
Out of the shadows of darkness
Today can be your day
To live in a happy, healthier
And honest way.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Inspire Me, Oh, my Lord

Inspire me
As it is my claim
I will never lose
With You leading me
I live each day
Seeking to please
Your Holiness...
But fall short
From time to time...
My heart desires
Your every touch
My mind desires
Your wisdoms clarity
My life desires
Each step within Your path
But my flesh fights
With each waking day...
I am Your son,
You made made me so
Within the love of both
My Father Joseph
And Mother Ofelia...
In each breath since
I have fallen,
Yet risen...
To live my next challenge
And experience each victory
Through You, my God
And You alone.
I have loved You...
I love You...
And will always love You...
For it is this I was created for.
Blessed be Your name
For You are my Alpha, my Beginning
And my End.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Monday, September 4, 2017

The Past Repeats Itself

The terror before our eyes
Has been seen before
It was written somewhere
If we do not know the past
Most likely we will repeat it
Over and over again...
But where is the balance in
dwelling and in revisiting?
Only you know...
Not one of us
Can ponder
What you ponder...
Not one of us
Can feel what you feel...
No, not one.
We can imagine and do what
We can to try and understand...
We are uniquely programmed
And each of us are part
Of a greater purpose...
All we have to do is believe...
Be it here or over there
Just don't stand around
And stare as if there is an abyss
When life is full of opportunities
To experience, learn and grow
From that which we thought we knew...
To that which we truly know.
Let us learn...
Be proactive,
Not letting repeat the torturous events
We do not have live through
Again and again.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

The Road

The road less traveled...
Is a lonely road.
Are you willing to take it...
Are you willing to walk
Through it all alone?
Not too many have,
Not too many will,
But the ones who do
May just reach the place
We all dream about
But are much too
Preoccupied with the
Everyday roads of life.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres


Pick them up
Every single piece
Think before you act
Is what my momma
Use to say...
But seeing what
I have seen
There are so many
That have been felt scattered.
With broken hearts
They traded in
Their happiness
For bitterness...
So sad to see
As I once felt,
But light is light
While darkness glooms
And choices as usual
Lead your doom
Or glorious path...
Pick them up
Every single piece
Of your broken heart
And lift it up
To the skies
With faith, hope and love
Watch it all
He put back together again
As you decide to
Let bitterness go.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Don't Lose Your Grip

We cannot let go
We have held on so tight
Don't lose your grip
It will not be to your delight
Grace is upon us
If we choose it so
Has the sun ever
Not risen
Or the night be lit
By the moon shine
Throughout the darkness...
All has its order
From the beginning of time
We can try
to tip the scales
But it will fail
It will be
As it was meant to be
Don't lose your grip
Enjoy the ride
Regardless of the ups and downs...
Let your frowns
Be turned upside downs
Grasp your path
And walk right through it.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Be The Change

The world waits for no one
We must go forth
And humbly move
Never stepping on anyone
To reach our dreams
But realizing we are a team...
A team of many
In which one word
Can cause a ripple
In the daily waters
We are surrounded with
None of us are better
Than the next
We are all born to live
And live happy...
To believe we are better
Than the next
Is to believe a lie...
There are some who have
Chosen to believe they
Are worthless and
They abuse their bodies,
The gifts they possess
And they squander in the night.
But this does not make them
Any less than us
It makes them lost...
And this is the part of us
That has chosen the wrong things
Brothers keepers are we???
Let us stop holding on
To lies and start living truth
The world waits for no one
But we can believe
And hope for the best
Through hope, faith and let love stir within our hearts
to influence
And cause a great change
The change do many of us
Are dying for in the streets
And that so many of us take for granted.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

A Thought & A Prayer

Our labor is not on vain
Even when we may feel
God sees our hearts, thoughts, intentions
Before we go into action...
Thank Him for who you are
From where he has brought you out of
And where He is leading you to...
We all grow weary and tire
But He is ready to restore you
Through communicative prayer
Unto His throne...
So whether you get a pat on the back
Or not...
Whether you get a thank you
Or not...
Don't stop what you are doing in loving others
Because we are going about our Father's business.

Lord God, my heavenly Father...
I ask for all of us who labor
Within our jobs
For the good of others
To give to our families and loved ones...
Fill our bodies with Your
Holy Spirit power, strength and guidance...
Remind us it was never about You
When you sent Your son to die for us...
So let us work, labor in love in Your name,
For it is not about us...
But the love that keeps us going
Day after day...


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Reminded of This

Reminded of just that,
The event that changed it all
And I could not fully conceive
But received it fully
Until I found myself
Saying good-bye to a lie...
How could it have been
Boy to man
No inbetween
But choices led
By notions
Filled with deceit
Yet never understanding
How I was held together
From my first breath, until now...
The pain, the disease, the sorrow, the abuse;
My choices flawed,
Time after time
Digging my grave deeper
As the worms
Seek my flesh for consumption
But You, You had other plans
And fir this I am grateful...
My stubborn heart
Has relived the sorrow, the pain, the abuse...
Like a cinema playing
Remastered editions
Of classic films...
But I assure you this
That these are not classic
But therefore tragic...
As I pray for release
Time and again...
The feelings of shame
The feelings of grief
The feelings of regret
No! Not now
Or ever again...
You came, You saw, and You conquered
So that I may never let sin reign again
Living with its residual slime
Time after time...
Respect the past, I say
But calls it quits
To live again...
The years have been lived
Through the good times
Through the bad times,
But because of You,
Father God, my Savior Yeshua, and the Holy Spirit... I have been held together,
Allowed to breath
And receive the goodness
Which rises from the ashes...
Reminded of just this...
They will choose
They will rise
They may fall
But You never leave our side.
Thank You.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Truth Shall Lead Us

Can anyone truly say
That what they think
Is the only truth
To proceed in day to day
Life activities?
We all come from
Worlds within worlds...
And in these... we grow
Branching out
And growing some more.
We read, we feed
from those before us
And those around us now...
But just as in anything...
We are what we eat...
Be careful to not digest a lie
That will cause you to die...
To die is not just ceasing to exist
Among the flesh...
But to live day to day
In an uncalled for way.
We were made to choose
And to choose wisely...
loving the life
We were gifted with...
What you know... I may not know,
In return... what I know, you might not know... choose what you know
Your soul so desires...
For that of the now
May not lead you to tomorrow...
The truth shall lead us...
Though the heart be deceitful...
It tugs towards what is right
If our minds are in alignment
With what is right...
Live happy and free
Never in lies or mental slavery.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Our Wants... Our Musts...

What we must have
Is not the same as what
It is that we want...
We confuse our must
With our wants...
What I want compares nothing
to what I must have...
I must have more God
Within my veins...
Within my thoughts...
Within my heartbeats...
Withing my every breath...
Only then will I pass the test,
The test of time...
That many tend to be blinded by...
I may walk and not drive...
I may live humbly and not lathered...
I may have low days...
But God is my drive... my refuge... my strength...
Therefore my wants compare nothing
to my must...
All glory be to God in the highest
Now and forevermore.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Not One

Not one...
Not one wave
From the seas
Resembles the next...
It may seem as if...
But not one waves
Like the one before
Or the one thereafter...
But each moves
One after the other
As God's mighty love
Pushes energy flow
Roaring from time to time
Yet others so still and calm...
The waves so high up
Yet other times so low...
Like the waves
We too are not alike...
But resemble in His image
Flowing with energy
Within the Holy Spirit...
At times we roar...
At times we are still and calm...
At times we are high..
At times so low, low...
But with the Masters Command
To love one another...
The energy through love
Brings us closer amongst one another
And more importantly closer
to God... oh what a mighty God
We so do serve.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

1, 2, 3...

It's just a thought
One of many
That is planted
Within our minds
That someone, somewhere
Said one fine day...
"They go in three's..."
Is it a cultural thing?
Body... mind... spirit...
One after the next
As School House Rock played:
"Three is the magic number.."
Can you hear it?
I am seeing it...
First one left
Second one moved on
The third???
But burden not self...
The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit
Are three and as you can witness,
Are still here as they were yesterday...
What is, is... what leaves us, will leave...
What comes, comes...
There is no sense of wonder
Ponder the now... give all you have now
And wish and do all the goodness
That is possibly possible...
If they leave in one's...
If they leave in two's...
If they leave in three's...
Or 10', 12's or more...
Know this and this alone...
Love love and be loved
With the love From above.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Monday, August 28, 2017

The Flow

It comes and goes
Sometimes flooding my mind
Other times barely making it through,
Like a drought in mid summer’s heat.
Nothing feels more refreshing
Than when it rushes through
Flushing out all
That which I knew
And that which I knew not
With a sigh or a smile
The flow of the thoughts
Produce the letters
That make what you are reading
My reality, my passion, my life…
Nothing compares to the sensation
Of writings magic creation…
Correcting myself now of course,
My Creator to be thanked
For it is in Him that I am
And through him I can
Let the flow take me
Here and there
Without leaving my chair.
The flow is real,
The Inspiration from Above
Is divine
And all I can do is let time
Let the flow go
Until it flows no more.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Be Blessed... Now and Always

Brought to you
By days past
Given to you
By the present moment,
Live it
For tomorrows blessings.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Never Give Up

I seem to not
So many times
But I know I can
All the time
For if I couldn't
I wouldn't be here
Standing strong
On the last nerve
I have left...
We can never give up,
For if we do...
We will not know
That which we sought for
Throughout our existence
We need to raise our awareness
And hands with thankfulness
For it is by divine intervention
So many of us understand
That we are still seeing... smelling... feeling... still thinking and still speaking.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Friday, August 25, 2017

Do It... You Can.

You can say you will
And never move forward
On goals set...
Millions of people
plan their lives
Day after day
And say this and that
Yet, never take a step
Towards the tomorrow
That lives in their head
As the heart pumps
But the body stays frozen...
Fear? Hopeless? Faithless?
Reasons flash as to why not...
Look for reasons as to why “Yes."

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

One or the Other

You cannot choose one
And leave the other...
You need all
Or nothing at all...
It was meant to be...
Look in the mirror
And see...
What lives inside of you
Is what lives inside of me
And without faith...
Without hope...
Without love...
Nothing will flow
And nothing will grow.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Be Grateful

There is no you
Without them
There is no them
Without Him
Here today
Gone tomorrow
Take what is given
And use it wisely...
Be cautious
Yet haste not...
Timing is everything
We cannot walk
Before we crawl
We cannot run before
We learn to walk...
We cannot learn
Without a fall...
Like riding a bike,
We never forget
Just recollection
And ride again.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Got Talent?

One, two, three...
Some even four, five and six...
But either way...
Even one can be fun
Or it can be hard as heck...
It's how we use
the gifts God gives us...
The talents He innately
Placed within our thoughts
Placed within our mouths
Placed within our hands
Placed within our legs
Placed within our shoulders
Placed within our hearts...
Some call them skills
Some call them challenges
Some call them smarts
Some call them thrills...
Others just dig up some dirt
And bury them with their bills...
Lasting within their days
Not valuing the value
God placed within them...
Not seeing with God's eyes
But the eyes of man
That can not withstand
the tides of time...
But only the few feet
Before their own feet.
What talents we see
When we see with care
What pricelessness we tag
On things seen
And words unspoken to
How awesome is the beauty
Captured in the swing of a brush
Swing of a bat
Letter after letters
Word after words
Touch after touch
Catch after catch
Care after care
Thought after thoughts...
We choose
We lose
We gain
We withstand the tides
With that which was gifted
From up above
On the first day
We came into light.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

No... No, Looking Back

Looking back...
Cancel that...
Looking forward
Much better expressed
Thankful for all
Grateful for the moment
Forgiving the past
And making life last
Last not in place
But in its place
Within our hearts...
Everlasting peace
Everlasting joy
Everlasting life
Through Christ Jesus our Lord.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

He Takes Me In Prayer

A place within us
A place not of our own
This place takes us
Far and away
With eyes shut
And a thankful tone
Alive, but as if
One was not breathing...
I cannot say
Where you go
But I know where
He takes me...
Aloud or in silence
In chants or
Simple words
A prayer a day
Can take you
To the farthest
Yet still near...
Prayer heals...
Prayer chills...
Prayer leads...
Prayer is real!
Oh, God hear us,
Let our hearts
be made new
Take us in your arms
And bring us back knowing
That today will be better
Than yesterday
And tomorrow with You in it
Will never be lost.

Thoughts Upon Thoughts
Mark Grijalva Peres

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Which is it?

Each step one takes
Leads to the next
Until one stops
There is no progress
Once one halts
It is nobody's fault
But ones own self...
Then again,
Is the halt a given?
Is it a need?
Is it a want?
Is it a must?
You must trust
That predestined destiny
That so many have lost
Sight of for so long
That shows in our current realities
Perhaps within one's own self
Or those around us...
Life is fragile
But can be so rough
Each step takes us forward
Yet one wrong step
Can make us dust.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It is happening again

Brothers and Sisters... Please make time to read this... Think about how sinful it was then, how sinful it is now... We have the answers, we have the tools, we have Jesus Christ, but why, oh why are we not partaking in Him... The angels in this story were looked at as a thing, but we know they are not... Today Jesus Christ is looked at as a thing by so many, but we that know and believe in Him, know He us not a thing, but our Savior and King if Kings... Let us not be foolish... We are living in the days of Sodom and Gomorrah day after day... All over again... Let us pray:

Genesis 18:20-33

20 And the Lord said: The cry of Sodom and Gomorrha is multiplied, and their sin is become exceedingly grievous. 21 I will go down and see whether they have done according to the cry that is come to me: or whether it be not so, that I may know. 22 And they turned themselves from thence, and went their way to Sodom: but Abraham as yet stood before the Lord. 23 And drawing nigh he said: Wilt thou destroy the just with the wicked? 24 If there be fifty just men in the city, shall they perish withal? and wilt thou not spare that place for the sake of the fifty just, if they be there in? 25 Far be it from thee to do this thing, and to slay the just with the wicked, and for the just to be in like case as the wicked, this is not beseeming thee: thou who judgest all the earth, wilt not make this judgment. 26 And the Lord said to him: If I find in Sodom fifty just within the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake. 27 And Abraham answered, and said: Seeing I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord, whereas I am dust and ashes. 28 What if there be five less than fifty just persons? wilt thou for five and forty destroy the whole city? And he said: I will not destroy it, if I find five and forty. 29 And again he said to him: But if forty be found there, what wilt thou do? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of forty. 30 Lord, saith he, be not angry, I beseech thee, if I speak: What if thirty shall be found there? He answered: I will not do it, if I find thirty there. 31 Seeing, saith he, I have once begun, I will speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there? He said: I will not destroy it for the sake of twenty. 32 I beseech thee, saith he, be not angry, Lord, if I speak yet once more: What if ten should be found there? And he said: I will not destroy it for the sake of ten. 33 And the Lord departed, after he had left speaking to Abraham: and Abraham returned to his place.

Genesis 19:1-13

1 The two angels reached Sodom in the evening, as Lot was sitting at the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he got up to greet them; and bowing down with his face to the ground, 2 he said, “Please, my lords," scome aside into your servant’s house for the night, and bathe your feet; you can get up early to continue your journey.” But they replied, “No, we will pass the night in the town square.” 3 He urged them so strongly, however, that they turned aside to his place and entered his house. He prepared a banquet for them, baking unleavened bread, and they dined. 4 "Before they went to bed, the townsmen of Sodom, both young and old—all the people to the last man—surrounded the house. 5 They called to Lot and said to him, “Where are the men who came to your house tonight? Bring them out to us that we may have sexual relations with them.” 6 Lot went out to meet them at the entrance. When he had shut the door behind him, 7 he said, “I beg you, my brothers, do not do this wicked thing! 8 I have two daughters who have never had sexual relations with men. Let me bring them out to you, and you may do to them as you please. But do not do anything to these men, for they have come under the shelter of my roof.” 9 They replied, “Stand back! This man,” they said, “came here as a resident alien, and now he dares to give orders! We will treat you worse than them!” With that, they pressed hard against Lot, moving in closer to break down the door. 10 But his guests put out their hands, pulled Lot inside with them, and closed the door; 11 they struck the men at the entrance of the house, small and great, with such a blinding light that they were utterly unable to find the doorway. 12 Then the guests said to Lot: “Who else belongs to you here? Sons-in-law, your sons, your daughters, all who belong to you in the city—take them away from this place! 13 We are about to destroy this place, for the outcry reaching the Lord against those here is so great that the Lordhas sent us to destroy it.”

Say No to Division and Yes to Multiplication

I am truly convinced
The devils favorite math subject is division,
Look around, if you don't believe me.
It divided itself from heaven...
It divides us from God to begin with...
Beginning at the garden of Eden...
It divided Cain from Abel...
It divided Lot from his wife,
As she looked back
Becoming a pillar of salt...
It divided us throughout history,
Black, brown, white and all cultures...
It divides us to cause hate and war
It divides us from ourselves
Losing touch from who
God created us to be,
As we confirm to Sin,
Thinking it is OK...
The devil is a master of division...
Even within the church...
Because we all claim to be different,
Yet, in God's eyes
We are all the same...
Even then it divides our thoughts
From the love of God...
And then we blame God for everything...
But the amazing thing is,
Through Christ Jesus,
It's division is a farce...
Jesus's life, death, and resurrection
Defeated it's division...
Subtracting us from sin,
Adding life and multilping us
To do greater things...
It started in fractions
Based on our willingness to follow
The path created for us...
To eventually becoming a whole...
So that division it tries so hard
Is a lie... A farce... A spoof...
What is sad, so many still believe it...
As they do some many other irrelevant things...
God forgive us, as Abraham advocated
For Sodom and Gomorrah... So must we too pray
For our Sodom and Gomorrah world...
Just as Jesus Christ humbly died to the end
We too must die to our flesh,
Over and over again...
To rise from the deafness we carry
On on flesh called sin...
The death of Jesus Christ
Was only the beginning of eternal life,
Imagine what it can be for us all
Who will stop believing in the devils lies
Of division.
Lord hear our prayers
Jesus lead us home
Holy Spirit strengthen us
Blessed Mother pray for us
Saints in Heaven intercede
Arch Angels and angels protect us
For we are weakening more and more each day
By the lies in the media
By the snares of the demons
And the division of the devils lies.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

What Truly Matters

I was thinking
Thinking this
Of what was it...
Yes, yes, yes...
I see it all around me
I see it in my thoughts
That seed of desperation
To be accepted
For who I am...
But the more and more I realize
What matters is not me
But whom I represent...
Not my political party views
Or my poetic expressions
Or my love for the arts
But my one true passion...
The love for God...
Everything else will perish
Including you and me
But God's love last forever,
Beyond the grave and more...
So stop thinking what you think
Will truly change the course of time
But follow in Yeshuas mighty footsteps,
It is part of God's master plan.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Somebody is Watching You

No one knows
What you know
Unless you speak
The truth from the heart
Which many times
We don't...
Because it is not convenient...
Or because we fear what
Another might think or feel
But regardless of the
Who, what, where, when and why?
If we live denying the truth
We live a continous lie...
God knows it anyways...
All that truly matters
Is what He knows
About who that person
That stares back
Every morning in the mirror
Was... is... and can become.
So the dances we dance
The words we compose
And the drizzle dazzle
We create for the human eye
Means nothing to the one
Who knows all..  sees all
And feels those lonely nights
And hopeless days...
The ones so many of us endure
And no one knows about
Here on earth...
Yes, even the one
That took your hand
And said, "I do."

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hope is Yours

Hope floats
Never keeping it down
From the depth of the darkest seas
Hope will float
Above the ground
Carrying you from A to B
So you will C
That today is better than yesterday
And if you hold on to it,
It will carry you into
The tomorrow of tomorrows
Never letting you drown deep, deep
Into the depth of the darkest seas
Even though at times your thoughts
May lie to your heart
Causing sorrow
To make you feel
That hope is lost
Hope will float
Float on up
And never let you down
Hope has been there from your start
And will never go away
Even when you push, push, push
As soon as your done pushing it away
It floats right back up.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Free Will Cost His Only Sons Death

No one can stop you
from believing what
You will believe or not believe
And in this what you receive
Or choose not to receive...
For we were given this thing
Called: "free will!"
Would it have been easier
If we were robotic
And programed by the Creator?
Things are happening
All around us each day...
That call for us to choose Him
Instead of our own self will
For in a Him, we are everything...
But no one can tell you what to do...
Except your very own self
Regardless of the lies
You have made your very truth.
The power through God
Is a power like no other...
This power keeps our universe
In the same order it has been
Since before Genesis chapter one, verse one...
Since before you were birthed
And before your very own parents birth...
The choice to choose
Was not given
To indulge in what we see today
Day after day,
Which is causing starvation, addiction, diseases, abortion, euthanasia, hopelessness, doubt and death.
And then we blame God
For the acts of our own choice
That have collected up
to the way we are seeing our society sink in
In today's world...
It didn't start today,
but was building up since days past.
We are a result of choices made
But we can choose differently today
By confessing our sins unto God
Accepting His forgiveness
Forgiving others and sinning no more...
But what we choose?
Jesus or Barabbas (Matthew 27:17)?
The truth will set us free
The truth is God
Through Christ Jesus our Lord and Saviour.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Be Responsible For Your Actions

So if not
Why do we
Do that
Which is not
Suppose to be done...
Opposites do not attract...
It's choice that chooses
Find the responsibility
And take it by the hand
If not... then stop!
Stop the blaming game...
It is because of this,
It is because of that,
What about because of you?
We were created to choose
Regardless of the programming
From childhood... wake up!
Choose wisely,
Stop blaming them, they, all...
Start forgiving
To live forgiven
And breathe
The breath meant to be inhaled.
Switch off the lies
And turn on the truth
In Jesus Christ mighty name.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Monday, August 7, 2017

Let The Music 🎶🎶🎶

Bring in the songs
That lifts the mind
And release the soul
From the tyranny
Of everyday loses
Let the thoughts
Break dance the stressors
And merengue the bad away
While the heart jumps for joy
To that glorious sounds
This causes no frown
And the lyrics speak sweet
Into the abyss of each life
Let the music bring us back
To the hokey pokey days
When we laughed
When we sang
And when we danced
With no regret
With no remorse
And no shame whatsoever
Who’s keeping score?
Oh and if they do
What a bore
So let the dork in you
Fly, fly away
To stay in the joyous place
Within your shell
While the mind unwinds
the life loosens up
And the stressors crawl
Back to their caves
Where each one of them belong
Good days to us all
While the soundtrack of our life
Is in the making
As I type away from the keyboard
Close your ears
Shut your eyes
And listen to the music
So pleasantly being played
Within your being
By Mark Peres🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎼


Saturday, August 5, 2017

What Are They Saying

The words sometimes
Stop flowing through
As the scrambled letters
Create words that maybe
Mean something on another planet...
But looking around here sometimes...
I pray that it all makes sense
Because the letters
Making words in today's times
Are being used in ways
that I never imagined...
Children are speaking
Based on lyrics sung
That cause the sun
To never want to rise again
While the stars find comfort
In the waves of the sea...
Covering the magic
From twinkling upon our eyes...
Days before in the past
Words sung through lyrics in riddles
Nowadays bluntly prancing
On the minds of those
Whom should be singing
"This old man,  he played one..."
Instead of "homey got a gun"
Or "@%#!* needs to #$@! All the $#@!*"
Even the clean versions
Beep off the middle but allowing
The sound of the "mu- - -beep:
Catching my drift
So let's lift our heads
And switch the station
To this generation poor illustration
of what lyrics are
Along with music
And pray that letters create change
To prevent this loss of today's minds
To find hope in the rising of the sun
And peace with the moonlight
As the stars twinkle, twinkle.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Friday, August 4, 2017

God Tells No Lies

The dream of tomorrow is sold cheaply by this world with offers of things that wither... God, through Yeshua, gives us hope now, regardless of what tomorrow brings... He is the author from the beginning until the end... satan is trying so hard to fill us, from the youth to elders and in-between, with false gods, empty dreams, and the greatest lie of all... There is no God. If we look around, it seems he is doing a pretty good job... But in the end... satan knows all his lies, all his dirty tricks, and his followers will burn in hell...

Revelation 1:17-18

17 And when I had seen him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying: Fear not. I am the First and the Last,
18 And alive, and was dead, and behold I am living for ever and ever, and have the keys of death and of hell.

Remember this, Yeshua has the keys to both death and hell... Listen to Yeshua and follow Him always.

God hear our hearts and help us live Your walk.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Don't Lose Hope

One day you will be higher than you could ever dream. Alive beyond your means... Nothing will limit you from what you were meant to live... Today is just another step forward towards the place you are heading too... There are battles to be victorious over and there are wishes to be granted. Do not desert your path, for it was tailored especially for you; even tho at times it might be similar to the person next to you, it is not. You were created for this exact moment and the person next yo you was created for the moment they are living. Do not fret over mistakes or failures, they are simply lessons on what not to do anymore. We are human, so be kind to others and yourself. God knew what He was doing from the beginning and what is happening now and what will come tomorrow... Our divine purpose is to keep looking towards the Cross where Yeshua was crucified... There we will find the strength to get through the hardest of wars; we are all soilders in this life, some have battles the strangest of situations, while others have been there to help you out of these situations... Never doubt for a second that we are connected to a big purpose and that purpose is driven by our Father who arts in Heaven... One day we will be there us His presence, celebrating our homecoming with the Saints who fought and lived through the darkest and joyous of times... With the Angels who covered us throughout our earthly journey... With our Blessed Mother Mary who never let us go from her embrace... With the Holy Spirit whom, even though we kicked out of our souls many times because of sin, always came back because of Yahweh's grace... With our Prince, our Shepherd, our Saviour, our Messiah, our Hope, our direction, our Hero, our friend, Yeshua... And our Most High, our Creator, our Reason, our Lord of Lords, our King of King's, our Soul's lover, our Amazing Grace, our Father, who arts in Heaven, who never let go of our hands, when we thought no one was there. One day we will look back and be reminded that it was all worth it... Nothing was in vain, nothing was worthless, nothing was hopeless... For what is, will be... What comes next will pass, and with God as our center, the devil has no chance at knocking us down completely... he will sucker punch us now and then, but Saint Archangel Michael will get him back for us... We have the most High security through Elohim... Blessed be Adonia... I am thankful for each of you... My life belongs to the Most Holy Trinity... In the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Redeemed by His grace

Where does it end…

The deception and pain

Were the cries of the young one

Sitting on the floor with shame

As the elders stood there

Watching her

One of them knelt down

On the ground and began to pray

Asking for clarity in the words

He would choose to say

And with much to his surprise

He got up and lifted his hands

Up to the skies

While the other elders watched

The young looked up and saw the elder

As he began to give praise for what is

And not for what was not

With a burst from his old lungs

He began to worship with:

“Create in me a clean heart… oh, Lord”

The young lady rose and joined him

Lifting her hands to the skies

While the other elders eventually joined in

Oh, what a sight it was

To know, to hear, to witness

Sorrow turn into cheer

With a choice to pray

Unto the Father

And have the spirit hear it

And fill the soul with glee

To where the flesh has no choice

But to praise and worship

And contaminate those around

Forgetting all that caused pain

Forgetting all that was not

For what is

Is that there is a higher power

That will devour our sorrow

If we just choose to give it

To the Father in prayer

By Mark Grijalva Peres


Monday, July 31, 2017

What God Creates Matters

TWhy should we care…?

In regards to that which

he or she thinks

On how you decide to live

The voices carry us to places

If we allow them to take us

Destiny has never had a voice

Just a path

So why let any voice

Stop you from the path…

Of course there are cheer leaders

Cheering away for your success

But the snares and bitter bites

Never helped and never will

But even the cheers

As well as they feel

Will never take the fears away

As does destiny’s maker

Which we can read in Psalms 23

We shall fear no evil…

For thou art with me…

He is with us, paving the way

As we follow through each and every

Mile, turn and twist…

Like the silence dive within

And lead you to where you

Have never been

For His way is divine

So why listen to the chatter

Of those that simply don’t matter

Flatter them not

And walk away from senselessness

For He is mightier than their words

And if destiny doesn’t recall it

Then why should you

Pray for the loose tongues

And deceived thinkers

We all have to answer to someone

I answer to my God

That is why I listen not

To senseless blabber

As I pray for their way

May they choose wisely…

By Mark Grijalva Peres


Saturday, July 29, 2017

Too Much Talking, Not Enough Walking...

The path narrows
From time to time,
Or do it seems...
But through what
I have read,
He is the same yesterday,
As He is today
And will be tomorrow...
So must the path be,
The one Yeshua lived through,
Walked through, died through,
And rose again through...
If He walked the walk
Created by God Himself,
Then what makes us think
That we will not be challenged
By our own flesh
To walk the walk...
Anyone can simply talk the talk,
But not walk His walk.
Till death do us part?
Nope, shortly after that... Eternity!

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Friday, July 21, 2017

I want, I need You

Am I not
If You said I am
Then why has my mind
Played with my thoughts
Causing me to doubt...
Causing me to ignore...
Causing me to lose out...
On You... yes, You, Yahweh...
Allow me to decompress
And regain my strength
As I want to climb
This mountain with Your hands
With Your arms
With Your back bone
With Your thighs
With Your legs
With Your feet
With Your mindset
And Your heart...
Never letting go...
Never losing focus...
And if I faulter...
Let me regroup
Within the Most Holy Trinity
As our Blessed Mother embraces me
And release me to continue.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Making Sense

Towards the within
Is where it all begins
Birthed from within
Our Mother's body
Month after month
Growing and growing
Nurtured and nurtured
From within
Nothing compares
To such protection and love
Ask our Blessed Savior Yeshua
While He too grew
Within our Blessed Mother Mary...
Towards the within
Is where we have all
All that it takes
Because God, our Father
Created all that is good...
That is why now,
Now that we have been birthed,
Walk and run, think and talk...
We must continue to nurture
That which is within
By staying connected to the Maker
Of it all... God.
Look around and see...
Our society, our city, our state, our world...
Loss of connectivity to Him
And the end times grows thicker at our feet...
So many turn their backs on God,
Losing that nurturing miracle from within
And falling for anything
That the devil throws at us in general.
We can read it in His Word
We can see it in the Word
That became flesh...
Toward the within,
We have all from the beginning,
But right after the beginning,
Came the disease of our soul called Sin.
Within us are the cries for healing,
Within us are the cries for deliverance,
Within us are the cries for forgiveness,
Within us are the cries for love,
Within us are the cries for acceptance,
Within us are the cries for a new beginning...
All because of this disease called sin.
Close your eyes... See God within
And let your true life begin.
Yeshua came, He saw, and He conquered...
Don't fall for the devils lies and tricks
Your worth is more than you know,
Your worth is within.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Thursday, July 6, 2017

God is Forever

The lies within the mind
Will ruin all in time
What love is this
That seeth not whom
Truly is upon the rise
What's best is best
And time will tell
No doubt will ever
Flourish well;
For if He is on top...
Then be it so...
For if He wasn't
Then the story goes
As it unravels now.
Hold on to never?
Hold on to forever.
He is forever!
The world is a never!

Mark David Grijalva Peres

A Prayer for Redemption

Like the winds that blew
Knocking down
That which seemed to be built tough...
So did this day,
It blew so much away,
From what was meant to be?
But it turns out,
It was not what words constructed...
I am at the end of my means
And I ask You...
God, my Father, please...
Lift me away
from this pain and shame
That I have no one else to blame for
But me...
The laughter of madness
Churns the thoughts
That come thereafter...
Human disaster...
Lord make me good enough
To walk Your path
And away from the evil
Which lurks within me.
Only you are the good
That is within me...
Left alone,
I am but filthy rags...
Forgive me
And allow Your loving grace
To restore me.


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It's Yours For The Taking...

Why fight the love
That created you?
Why move the opposite direction
You were created for to walk upon?
Why listen to the lies
When He gave you truth?
There are things worth fighting against
And there are things worth giving up
and there are things worth giving into...
Choose your battles
Choose your destiny
For it has already been written;
It is up to you
To allow the enemy
In distraughting the true meaning
Of God's truth in your life...
No one can tell Yahweh what to do
But align their thoughts...
Align their emotions...
And fulfill His love in you
Through living His words,
Asking in prayer
And accepting His gifts of the sacraments
His gifts of the Holy Spirit
His everlasting unconditional love...
What will you do?
What will you choose?
There is only life
When choosing Him.

God bless us all

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Monday, June 26, 2017

Grace Your Life With Divine Purpose

We look but do we see
That which we are to see
For the battles have been won
And we walk amongst the ashes
Fighting ghosts from a past
That we have no business living in
Swords have slaughtered
Bullets have shattered
And you stand there
Swinging your fists
To the very sight of your own shadow
What was lost in the wars
Will no longer rise
Or live again on this plain field
We can look back and admire
The heroes that rose
And those that took the fall
But never dwell, just learn
Our minds do tend to dwell
But that will just cause hell
Here on earth…
Bury the past
It did not last
And birth your thoughts
To the new breeze of today
And prepare it for tomorrow
Never again living in sorrow
Look at what we were meant to see
And never again look
Into the dark shadows
For lies do lie upon the land
It is your choice to take them by the hand
Grace your life with divine purpose
And drop the can of slow death
Fill your heart with joy
And let all the distress go
Today we are here
Yet not promised tomorrow
So learn from yesterday
And grow today
To live a better tomorrow.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Been There, Now I Am Here

I have seen
I have lived
And been...
But now I am
And must truly live
The way I was meant to
For alone I felt
But never was
He was always there,
I rejected His light.
But now I see
With my eyes closed
His hands that led me
To the place I am
And have the faith
I will reach
His full potential in me
That He has planned.
Lord, hear my heart
Let me be healed
Allow Your Holy Spirit
To reside within my soul
Let me love
With Your love
Let me speak
With Your words
Let me walk
With Your feet.
I am nothing without You
And I love You Lord...

Glory be to God.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The End is Our Beginning

In the end
The end has no outlet
We must live it
And not run from it...
We may think
It be the worst...
But anything based on sin
Has no truth
And positive outcome...
Father forgive us
For we do sin
As sinners we were born
While the enemy tugs
At our hearts
By whispering lies
Into our minds...
Don't listen
Don't live the lie
Speak not his poison...
For I have
And it ruins the hearts
Of those around
Today may seem like
An eternity
And we base so much
On things come to past
Yet we must base things
On what is to last...
What last be our God!
He is the only life
Worth living and seeking...
Forgive me
For I was born a sinner
Therefore I have sinned
And today I ask
For the forgiveness
I so desire and need
For in the end
I have lived
What I thought be my end
When it can be my true beginning.
In the name if the Father, the Son &
The Holy Spirit...


Mark David Grijalva Peres

Saturday, June 24, 2017


Originality is but a memory
Or is it our current reality
Do we live day after day
Making the new
Or pacing in steps
Paced in before
Leading to the same old mistakes
Paths were created
In different places
In different times
Leading to destinations
Only knowing the way
But not the complete ending...
Think of🎶 music🎶
Simple notes created
Inspired by the heavens
And angelic voices
Day after day...
Originality lost
In simple noise...
Losing meaning...
Paths distrout...
But the same 🎼musical notes played...
The path of originality is seen best
In life's greatest test...
Shown to us by God himself... Originality...
Born in a stable...
Blessed with loving parents...
Raised as a carpentar...
Walked in paces to make change...
Miracles performed... Healings and deliverance...
Lives changed,  inspiring hope
Sentenced to a grotesque and brutal death...
To be buried, walk through the floors of hell,
To rise once again with the keys
To the gates of hell... To ascend onto heaven...
Living for us through the Holy Spirit
From a stable through eternity... Originality.
No one has been able to copy this...
This is truly copyrighted...
We were asked in the Old Testament
To follow commandments
And in the New Testament
Reminded of the key...
To love one another  Above all God...
His love spoke to us all, and still does...
Orginality... It's not that same old gospel,
Religious song sung...
It is such as a spring of water,
A spring of hope...
That never ends...
And this path begins with Him...
Within Him... And never ceases...
The paths are many...
But one was created to walk upon...
Created by Him... Orginality...
Are we willing to follow...
Or will we make noise out of His perfect
And lost original song.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Friday, June 23, 2017

Remember Me…

Remember Me...
I was that one
That told you
You could
You said
That you could not
That one time
And plenty before
When you wanted to quit
Pull the plug
And walk away,
I was there cheering you,
Yes, You Can! Yes, You can!
The pain you endured
While living that moment,
Is the point
You will grow in
Or break away
From the life
You are meant to live in…
Nothing comes for free,
Even the air that you breathe
Has a fine process
Before reaching the oxygenation
To your brain
Which makes every thought
Worth the next
In this life
We all live in
Day after day…
Remember me…
I am still here at your side,
Not leaving you
Cheering for your success
Day after day,
Who am I?
Your guardian angel.
Remember always,
I am here.

By Mark David Grijalva Peres

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Prayer for Our Brothers and Sisters

Hello my Blessed Mother Mary,

I first of all want to start off by saying that I love you. I am thankful for your example of faithfulness, dedication, and love for our Father who arts in Heaven. I know that you pray for us as we are all your children. For this I am grateful. I come today seeking your prayers for my fallen brothers and sisters who acknowledge God with their lips and not with their hearts. I ask of you prayers for us all to get closer to your son Yeshua. That we will never stop mimicking His love for the lost souls and us all. That we will stop fighting over territory or beliefs. That we will stop killing each others physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually with false teachings, diabolical traits of lucifer himself, and hate. Let us follow Yeshua al the way home and never waiver or look back at our sinful past. Pray for us to look forward and find the riches in our Father's path fir us, not that which the devil offers for only a season. Pray for us to give our pain, sorrow, lust, pride, fear, stubbornness, and own will to God through the Cross on which Yeshua died for us. I am but a man, Blessed Mother, but I put myself first to act upon this prayer for my brothers and sisters to give all to God, as I stare into your eyes. I am weary, I am in pain, I do fear, I am stubborn, I lust, I have sorrow, pride battles my humblest moments, and my fleshly will always wants to overcome the will of God for my life. I ask of the Archangels to help me through each of my spiritual battles and those of the flesh... To battle diabetes, pain,  and the devil himself. I pray for my brothers and sisters who are battling their flesh and losing punch after punch... Archangel Michael, stop the head of the serpent. We need Your reverence Mighty Father. The end times are upon us. Day after days, the lies are taken for truth... And the truth is buried away. The devil thinks he is winning, but the word that became flesh died and rose again and lives forevermore... Yeshua has the keys to the gates of hell and in due time, the devil and his crew of demons will be cast down, locked away, and the saints and angels will celebrate the anticipated victory. We thank You Father God for Your glory, we thank You Yeshua for Your love, we thank You Holy Spirit for Your guidance  we thank you Angels for your protection and dedication of us, we thank you saints for your prayers, and we love you Blessed Mother Mary for embracing us as a whole... Pray for us Blessed Mother Mary now and in the hour of our death.  Blessed be God forever and ever.

Brothers and Sisters join me with a decade of the Rosary for our fallen Brothers and sisters and strength for us all.

Pray one time with me:

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4.

Pray ten times with me:

Hail Mary, full of grace.
Our Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Luke 1:28-35, 42-48.

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Inspiration from Above

Monday, June 19, 2017

Third Day

"Nothing At All"

On and On... she goes
Where she stops no one really knows
Everybody's got a problem so it seems and
She ain't afraid of tellin' me
If you can't say nothin' good, don't say nothin' at all

On and On...he goes
Now look who's playin' the fool
Criticizing, telling lies, putting down
ain't you got nothin' better to do?
If you can't say nothin' good, don't say nothin' at all

'Cause I know that there are times in life
When we just can't keep it to ourselves
but to want is not to make it right
We've got to tame our tongue
If you can't say nothin' good, don't say nothin' at all

On and on...we go
playin the game that never ends
I think it's time that we all realize
a broken heart is hard to mend
If you can't say nothin' good don't say nothin' at all
James 3:5-10

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Act of Waiting

We wait, we wait, we wait...
So why debate,
Or be filled with hate?
Before we are birthed,
We wait close to nine months...
To later wait to reach that height
And ride the big people rides...
We wait to go to school,
We wait for mom or dad
To get home for work,
We wait to be called,
Get in a line and receive our diplomas...
We wait for that one
We later find to never want to be without...
We wait to see if the altar awaits them both,
We wait for our children to now be born,
We wait at doctor appointments,
We wait for approvals,
That seem forever...
We wait to see the sun,
We wait to admire the moon...
We wait to wear our shorts and chanclas...
We wait while we get that call,
That you got the job...
We wait for payday,
And then the next...
We wait for our children to grow up
And then wish they never did...
We wait for them to leave the home,
And start their own life...
To wish they were still in their rooms.
We wait in traffic,
For that one song to play,
That will make that wait worthwhile...
We wait, we wait, we wait...
As God waits for us to stop living life
Quite wrecklessly... to trust in Him... to live for Him... And wait His Son, our Saviour Yeshuas return...
Until then, we never stop waiting...
But growing and growing,
Yet some live bumping into walls,
Waiting for the misery to stop,
As God waits for us to grab His hand
And live happily, while we wait.
God bless us all, while we live daily,
The act of waiting.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Saturday, June 10, 2017

It is Over

The past is no joke
But it is over...
It is done...
Nothing left to say,
Simply echoes
From the events that passed,
With nothing more to give
Only if given,
Their ability with your own will
To drag down the happiest moments
Left to live.
Let go, it was never yours to hold on to.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. 14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.                                      Psalm 103:11-14

It is Over

The past is no joke
But it is over...
It is done...
Nothing left to say,
Simply echoes
From the events that passed,
With nothing more to give
Only if given,
Their ability with your own will
To drag down the happiest moments
Left to live.
Let go, it was never yours to hold on to.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; 12 as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. 13 As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. 14 For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.                                              Psalm 103:11-14

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Be more like the 'poor widow'

God does not need loud music, concert lights, high tech top of the line instruments, and amazing voices to be praised. He sees our hearts and our will to serve Him. I want to believe, because Jesus Christ was humble, God Himself is humble. I feel He would rather have an off tune, heart felt worship from someone, than what has come nowadays.

Psalm 150

1 Praise ye the Lord in his holy places: praise ye him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise ye him for his mighty acts: praise ye him according to the multitude of his greatness.
3 Praise him with sound of trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with timbrel and choir: praise him with strings and organs.
5 Praise him on high sounding cymbals: praise him on cymbals of joy: let every spirit praise the Lord. Alleluia.

It takes me back me back to the scripture on Mark 12:41-44:

41 And Jesus sitting over against the treasury, beheld how the people cast money into the treasury, and many that were rich cast in much.
42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing.
43 And calling his disciples together, he saith to them: Amen I say to you, this poor widow hath cast in more than all they who have cast into the treasury.
44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want cast in all she had, even her whole living.

We go to Mass, church, temple to worship the one true God, praising Him with all that we are, because of Him. We go to be spiritual fed and receive God's guidance; if we want to be entertained, maybe we should go to a cinema, music concert, or ball game. Let give God what belongs to God with our hearts always. Let us be like the poor widow. Amen.

Blessed Father, teach us to be more like Jesus Christ on a daily basis... Dear Shepherd, our Saviour, lead us to Your promise land. Let us not be led astray by the world, as the world continues its best yo take over the church. Amen.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Friday, June 2, 2017

Lord Help Us See

We can try sweeping things under the rug
But this does not mean
Anyone will ever find out…
You can fool some people
But no all the time,
Especially yourself.
You must see yourself in the mirror
When no one else is looking
And how will you tell yourself
There is no dirt underneath that rug
Lies will never last,
The truth always slips out
From under that rug…
No matter how well you think
You swept things under that rug…
Get the sweeper tray
Get that broom
And sweep on that dirt onto that tray
Throwing away the dirt
To never have to deal with it again…
Don’t live in doubt
Don’t live in shame
No one is to blame
But the sweeper.
As my co-worker always told the kids
We work with… “Make good choices!”

Mark David Grijalva Better

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Stumble, Fall, and Rise

Stumbling, fall
Get back up...
Stumbling, fall
Get back up...
Stumbling, fall
Get back up...
Just as our parent/caregiver
Would rush
And pick us up
When we were learning
To walk...
Stumbling, falling
Our parent would pick
Us up and shake off
The dust and dirt...
Just as our parents/caregivers
Redirected our behaviors
As we grew up...
Stumbling, falling...
They lifted us up...
So does our Father who arts
In the Holy Heavens...
As we stumble, fall
Ask for forgiveness
He swipes us up
Shakes us off
And encourages us
To keep walking on the path
He tailored for us...
Don't give up
After stumbling and falling...
The Lord is our Shepherd...
Good bless us all.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Monday, May 29, 2017

A Good Night Thought

Never give up...
Surrender to God
And live the life
You could never imagine...
Put down that joint...
Turn off the porn
Don't even take the last sip
Of that liquid poison...
Pick up your heads
Repent, be delivered, forgiven...
We were made for more
Than that...
We were made to soar
In the heavens God created...
True living... is living for God.
So next time you feel like
Giving up your walk with God
Remember the nails
That were slammed into
Yeshuas hands and feet
And all the blood that was shed
For you, the world and I.
No one is perfect...
But with God in us
We can strive to be more like Yeshua
And allow the Holy Spirit to guide
Us away from vices
And live fruitful lives
Within Gods will
For us each individually
Making the body of Yeshua.

Good night and God bless us all
With his grace, mercy and love.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Sunday, May 28, 2017

We Are Perfect In His Eyes

We crave
What we have
But see it not
Because of doubt
And seek other
Than what has been given,
God made us perfect
Yet we tend to seek perfection
In things that will wither away...
The sun was created perfectly
To rise and give us light
The moon follows it
When it sets
To glow in the sweet darkness
With the delight of twinkling stars,
Perfect, perfect, perfect...
As we admire such beauty and perfection...
Yet, as children of God...
We butcher our thoughts
Intoxicating then with worthless feelings
Comparing the godless
With our thankful hearts
Pushing away the truth
That has led us this far...
God sees our hearts
Not our muscles or fit bodies,
Not our bank accounts or popularity
Not our eloquent speech or educated ways...
He sees our hearts and will use the willing
Heart that loves Him first
Before that which the devil gives
On exchange for our love and dedication
To the one true God
Who created all as it was written...
He sees perfection within
Not from without...
He will give us the desires based
On what He knows is best,
As a father or mother does
For their growing child...
We never stop growing
We never stop learning
We never stop being perfect
In our Father God's eyes.

Mark David Grijalva Peres

Friday, May 26, 2017

Don't Own What Is Not Yours

It is not our disease...
It is something we are experiencing,
But do not own...
In life we will experience
So many things...
Some so very pleasant;
While others so very horrific & traumatic
Do not take ownership
Of either one of these,
Instead give them to Yahweh
As an offering...
Be it the pleasant
Or be it traumatic.
But do not own these
For the only thing  that is yours
To claim in this life is what
We were lent to live here on earth
Through the perfection and creation of
Yahweh, our Father... Yeshua, His Son, our Saviour... the Holy Spirit, our strength and guidance... our blessed Mother Mary, who intercedes and covers us, as a mother does...
So the next time we are caught up claiming something...
Give thanks to Yahweh for His grace...
For His mercy...
For His healing power...
For His Agape Love...
Let us take ownership of His glory
Within our bodies,
Within our minds
And within our hearts!
It has never been
And never will be our:
Cancer, diabetes, HIV, AIDS, asthma, cirrhosis, hepatitis, depression, behavioral disorder, traumas, drug addictions, pornography addictions, fears... etc...
Give them to Yahweh
And allow Him to make us
As He created us to be:
Joyous, healthy and praising Him...
If He did so in our creation..
Then all we are, all we experience... must be given to Him and we must praise Him
Through the sunshine days
And through the stormy days as well.
We are His... and as His children...
We must talk to Him through prayer
And love Him with each breath...
God is real and God loves us all...
Brothers and sisters... let us pray
For one another now and always.

Glory be to God forever and ever...
He is the maker of Happily ever after!
If you don't think so...
Look at the life He lived
Through His Son, Yeshua.
Look at it, understand it
And live it.

Mark David Grijalva Peres
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For a Friend...

I wrote this for my friend
On Facebook after reading
Her lament for the loss of
Her father... as I miss my dad too.
It never is easy losing someone...
Never. I hope she enjoyed this thought
And that it reaches all souls
We have lost in our history
That mean so much to us:

Beautiful soul
You touched our lives
Beautiful soul
May you rest in peace
As we thank you
For the time you shared
With us all
When you walked
Upon this earth...
You are missed
Your words live on
You are loved
As your hugs
Still embrace
This empty space
That was left
The day you moved on.
We are living now
But never the same...
For the day you left
You took a piece
Of our hearts with you
Keep us with you
As we pray for you,
Pray for us.

We praise You Lord
For accepting our loved ones
Into your home
In the heavens
As one day we
Will enter the gates too.

Mark David Grijalva Peres