Celebrating My Blog’s First Birthday

Today, August 9, 2011, marks one year since I started
this blog! All glory and honor be unto
to God!


Today, August 9, 2011, marks one year since I started
this blog! All glory and honor be unto
to God!
If you ever had the chance to read this blog, you have seen my
heart, my tragic and shameful moments, you have seen pain, my challenges, my
moments of frustration and moments of great distress. However, you also saw God’s
grace, His mercy, His power of redemption and the hope that is now embedded in
my heart by the Holy Spirit. You have seen growth, you have seen the Holy Ghost
Revelation, and you have seen transparency. Beloved, I am a failure on my own,
but with God in me I have no limits.

 

I started writing on a consistent basis for jaxchristian.com by the personal invitation of
Presbyter Jose Bosque who is the Founder and CEO of this very successful site.
It was also Presbyter Bosque who encouraged me to start this blog. My sincere
thanks to you and your team at jaxchristian.com.

 

I also want to thank my son Angelo, who edited 99.9%
of the articles written by me. He also, wrote a couple of wonderful articles himself!
He, without a doubt, will be a better writer and a better singer than I, and
that makes me feel good! Thank God for his dedication and for his heart.  Thank God because he is always willing to
edit my articles even when he’s tired. I am so proud and so thankful that God
has given me a son like him.

 

Also, my sincere thanks to Mr. Dennis Owen, because
God used him to encourage me to keep writing; there was a time that he probably
commented on every article I had written. At times, his comments where larger
than my articles. He makes me think and at times, he gives me a Holy Ghost
Challenge. Thank you so, much for your friendship. I also must thank my good
brother and friend Nelson Pacheco; he encourages me in ways that he probably
will never know.

 

My sincere thanks to Pastor Wallace for his continual encouragement.
I am really looking forward to working with him side-by-side during this season
of our lives.

 

Thank you, to all who read my blog; I truly thank God
for you. You all have allowed me to see that there is a place for me in this
world of writing.

 

Lastly, I want to thank my future wife Rayette,
because even after all that she read in my blog, she still loves me and my
children; I can’t wait to make you my wife!

 

 

 

Author: angelcasiano

An independent thinker with a profound call to see the orthodoxy of the church and passion for Christ manifesting together. Angel was born in Brooklyn, New York in April of 1968, he was raised on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where he earned his B.S. degree in Sociology with a minor in Education from the Inter American University in San Germán in 1991. That same year he moved to Jacksonville, Florida. After working construction jobs for a year and learning the English language, his first job working with foster-care children in the capacity of youth care worker was with Jacksonville Youth Sanctuary in September of 1992. With JYS he was promoted several times as group home supervisor, legal caseworker, and program director. While in Jacksonville, Angel studied a couple of martial arts styles. After earning his black belt, he became the founder of Good Fight Ministries as he used martial arts as an instrument to preach the gospel. In 2004 Angel was selected Martial Arts Instructor of the Year for the State of Florida and in 2005 Angel was inducted in the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame where he also received the Christian Spirit Award. In July of 2005 Angel accepted his call to pastor a bilingual church in Winton, NC where he served for a couple of years. Five months later he lost his first wife to cancer in December of that same year. This initiated a deep valley of suffering in his life, a mountain of costly mistakes and the embracing of lifestyles of sin that are well documented through this blog. In August of 2012 Angel moved to Fairbanks Alaska with his wife Rayette Casiano and six children who are now adults. In Alaska, Angel continued his social work-related career and his ministry of preaching, teaching and writing. Angel is the author of two books, Hope for the divorcee: Forgiving and Moving Forward and 7 Banderas de Esperanza: La Bendición de Yokdzonot. In January 8th of 2020 Angel and his wife moved to Arizona.

2 thoughts on “Celebrating My Blog’s First Birthday”

  1. Happy Birthday, Angel. Thank you for being my friend and encouraging me to become connected. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Happy is the house that shelters a friend,” and “A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere and before him I may think aloud. The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.”

    Walter Winchell defines a friend as “one who walks in when others walk out.” And someone else has said a friend is “a man who laughs at your funny stories, even when they ain’t so good, and sympathizes with your misfortunes, even when they ain’t so bad.”

    Thank you again for being my friend. Your blog reminds me daily that the heart of ministry is in the heart of the minister. We must not become strangers to our own heart, lest we unwittingly allow “intruders” to inhabit us. Happy Birthday!
    Dennis

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