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Apr 14

grace

Grace is something i am constantly trying to understand. 

what does life without grace look like?

Some choose to focus on what happens when we die. 

we have several options. 

Man goes to hell

Man goes to heaven

Man rests

Man reincarnates

Man no longer exists

There are several interpretations of this, but they all pretty much fall within one of these ball park ranges. 

Those who believe in Jesus Christ have to pick one of these. 

If God’s grace extends over anything one can know, than how can man possibly 

- go to hell…?

I see all the other options available within grace, but a place where one is damned by God himself…

Let’s wrestle with a few ideas. 

God created everything. 

Hell exists. 

Who created it?

If you are made in the image of God, and you create your own hell, does this means God can create hell?

What if there is a hell, but it has nothing to do with you? What if Jesus and his story is about the fact that God wants to change everything. 

The idea of Jesus opens up a few can of worms. 

1. God was just having fun and decided to throw Jesus into the mix at the time he wanted. 

2. Jesus was a clean up for God’ mistake. 

3. Jesus is one of us who wanted to share a story of freedom. 

4. Jesus is God in the form of man who decided to save us from Him…huh?

5. Jesus is a real dude and the things he said were forced into the understandings of those who were expecting a messiah. 

To be continued.


Apr 6

My Brother and Role Model

You would think a younger brother looks up to his older brother, that’s not the case here. My brother is 4 years younger than me, and I look up to him (even tho he’s shorter). 

Let me give you 10 reasons why. 

1. He sticks to his word. 

2. He doesn’t take NO for answer, he is moxie. If he wants to do something, he’ll make it happen, a job, car, chick, (back in the day, it was video games and toys.)

3. He’s extremely loyal. He has friends that he’s been with forever and has never double crossed them (or me). 

4. He cares about shit that matters. Easy times, rough times or just shooting the proverbial shit. My 4 am call away. 

5. He’s good at downloading illegal stuff. When I need a movie or software he gives me specific instructions on how to do it, and it works. 

6. He’s adopted many of my friends. It takes skills for your younger brothers to do that, for your friends to like your younger brother more than you, thats something to be proud of. 

7. He wears glasses, that just not only makes him looks smart, gives him better vision than me. 

8. Most people have no idea that he is a poet, a thinker, philosopher and writer. He hides it cause he is busy with other stuff, but when I hear him talk or write, I am in awe with his creative skill. 

9. He is humble. 

10. He loves unconditionally


Competition

I have a difficult time competing. I know it needs to happen or else, I AINT GETTIN NO WHERE. 

Why than, am I not competing? I hate not having answers and sometimes I compete to have an answer, but than that competition is only with myself and what sort of good 

does

that 

really 

do?

Will someone hand you an opportunity or are you going to have to compete for it? Remember, no one is really going to compete for you. Or will they?

This brings me to a quick question and realization.

If no one competes for me, but if I show someone I will compete for them, will they than compete for you?

If they will, than we have the beginning of a community, and if that multiplies, how strong can you become? 

What if we looked at competing as a community struggle and not a lonely struggle? Lets face it, you can’t do it on your own. No one was born and left to fend for themselves. 

Revisit this idea that “you can make it on your own”, I tried that, and I couldnt. 

Im convinced that if you are good at what you do, its simply because someone competed for you a long time ago, don’t forget that, and start competing for someone else. 


Mar 30

My Thoughts On Noah (SPOILER ALERT AT THE END)

This weekend I saw Noah and cried several times. 

My friend’s son is in it, and invited a bunch of family and friends to come hang out and watch the movie together at the Archlight in Pasadena. 

As usual I like anything controversial and couldn’t wait to watch it and have an opinion for myself. I usually tend to lean towards accepting anything that most people hate on, so I really tried my best to not like it (I failed). 

Everything about it was cool.

The story line, the imagination, the inconsistency with the Bible (yes I did just say that).

You see, if the film followed the exact book of the bible, it would have been boring. The filmakers added elements that brought the story alive, made it a fantasy, and more glorious that what you can imagine by just reading the old school texts. The symbolism with the snake skin I know, is what freaked everyone out. Get over yourself. 

What if the snake skin siimply means you have the power to decide what you want to do, the way Adam and Eve did in the garden? That is true isn’t it?

What I really loved was how God’s grace extended to the fallen angels, he gave them another chance to do something good, and although he destroyed the world, he saved them. Now THATS not theological at all, but makes you wonder how big God’s grace truly is. 

The movie was about God giving the world another chance and we see mercy and justice throughout the whole thing. 

Twice, the creation story is told and never twisted. 

I dont know, but Chrisitians trippin about it not being “theologically sound”, or “satanic”, get over yourself. 

Do the research, the flood actually never happened, it was a Jewish tale handed down to teach the generations to come that God can mess shit up when it gets bad (justice), but is also down to give second chances (grace), but vowed never to do that again (promises). 

SPOILER ALERT: when russel crowe decides not to kill the babies (mercy)

Take that home to your friends next time they wanna hate on something that opens the door for you to speak about a loving God. 



Mar 26

My thoughts on rapper Kap G

my boy put me on him a month ago. im ashamed i didnt know about him sooner. i love the dude, he is killing it. doing everything right as a mexican rapper. we know who dominates the game and its not the “tequila sunrise” type, ” cypriss hill” rapper. its the black community.the only ones actually getting a chance are the eminem and halfies (mixed individuals like drake, chris brown etc…).

kap g, put the brown crowd on the map, and thats enough respect. other latino rappers are going to hate and i can see why, but before you hate, remember that you didnt get through and he did. 

#realtalk

https://hiphopsince1987.com/tag/kap-g/


Mar 25

30

im about to hit my 30 this year and im going through what everyone else goes through when they hit it (get ur mind out the gutter). 

i recently read an article about this dude who wrote about what he would have done differently if he was still 30, in his 40’s. 

i wanna give my 2 cents on life between 20-30

1. dont partner up with people on a business level till u got ur own shit crackin.  

2. get drugs, sex and alcohol outa your system asap. that shit will destroy you…. u know what i mean…the rock n roll life style…the reason why ur always broke. 

3. wrestle with your faith and believes so u can move on and just start loving people.  

4. dont let go of ur art. that natural high is ur best friend. 

5. forgive urself and everyone whos wronged u. 

6. join couch surfing. open ur home to strangers.

7. honesty is ur best friend.  

8. connect with friends, dont spam anyone. 

9. wear clothes that makes u feel comfortable, not the shit u think will make u look good. 

10. the golden rule: treat others the way u want to be treated. 


Feb 27
yolo365247:

YOLO: An introduction.I think the first time I saw YOLO was on the internet, coupled with a hashtag. I used google to determine its origin and meaning and at that point thought only the so-called ‘tweens’ were privy to its usage. Thanks to my good friend and social media maven, Samuel Sanchez, I was empowered to use the YOLO in hashtag form; at first as a joke (sarcastically mocking the late-term millennial generation), then later as a serious hashtag. Now, I can’t stop. 
YOLO: A way of life.Since I’ve started using YOLO in hashtag form, I’ve started incorporating it into my everyday vernacular. As a result, I believe others have been inspired and have broken free from the bondage of living their lives as though they had many. YOLO has become a way of life. It’s become the lens by which I approach decision making. It’s the manifesto that keeps me in bed in the morning thinking about how much I love sleep and to capitalize on that love; it’s kept me from taking a shower for the past four days, and it’s encouraged me to not bat an eye at visiting Starbucks 3 times in 2 days. 
WHY (?) YOLO: A tumblr.I believe that collaborations are the way to go in life. I mean, who wants to do things solo? (Unless it comes to group projects in college, then count me out because I always ended up doing all the work and also refuse to work with Russian exchange students, but that’s for another YOLO post) NOT ME. So today, amongst a flurry of great ideas via text messaging - someone (Rachel) proposed this brilliant blog idea. So there you have it. Let’s go, tumblr. 


I forgot I have a tumblr active still. i guess this is a great return. YOLO

yolo365247:

YOLO: An introduction.
I think the first time I saw YOLO was on the internet, coupled with a hashtag. I used google to determine its origin and meaning and at that point thought only the so-called ‘tweens’ were privy to its usage. Thanks to my good friend and social media maven, Samuel Sanchez, I was empowered to use the YOLO in hashtag form; at first as a joke (sarcastically mocking the late-term millennial generation), then later as a serious hashtag. Now, I can’t stop. 

YOLO: A way of life.
Since I’ve started using YOLO in hashtag form, I’ve started incorporating it into my everyday vernacular. As a result, I believe others have been inspired and have broken free from the bondage of living their lives as though they had many. YOLO has become a way of life. It’s become the lens by which I approach decision making. It’s the manifesto that keeps me in bed in the morning thinking about how much I love sleep and to capitalize on that love; it’s kept me from taking a shower for the past four days, and it’s encouraged me to not bat an eye at visiting Starbucks 3 times in 2 days. 

WHY (?) YOLO: A tumblr.
I believe that collaborations are the way to go in life. I mean, who wants to do things solo? (Unless it comes to group projects in college, then count me out because I always ended up doing all the work and also refuse to work with Russian exchange students, but that’s for another YOLO post) NOT ME. So today, amongst a flurry of great ideas via text messaging - someone (Rachel) proposed this brilliant blog idea. So there you have it. Let’s go, tumblr. 

I forgot I have a tumblr active still. i guess this is a great return. YOLO


Feb 5

My thoughts on Companionship

It needs to be bad ass.  Down as fuck.

Once your in, its like joining a tribe, a gang, a village. 

They are committed to each other and agree their is no way out. Nothing can separate them. 

Down partners won’t let anything get in between them. Not an institution, religion, rule or anything.  

The partnership creates their own rules and values. They have flexibility but at the end of the day, nothing can separate them or break them. 

No one or anything determines they are together, they themselves have decided this. 

The only excuse is “i don’t care enough”, at this point, the partner decides wether or not he or she is willing to suffer with this understanding. 

Companions have no regulations. They give it their all and hope the others doesn’t regulate. 

If and when the partner regulates, the partner must ask which institution, rule, government, religion or tradition has decided this, at this point he/she must determine if he/she is down to submit to the authority of his/her lover. 

This is when one decides if love is associated with rules, law and tradition. If this is the case, one decides that these three transcends the law of love.


Oct 26
Showed up to @gmcginge German bday party wearing Indian. @jenncadena @marielise’s bday too!

Showed up to @gmcginge German bday party wearing Indian. @jenncadena @marielise’s bday too!


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