“A Sense of Spirit” copyright 2013 John J. Rigo, upcoming poetry book, “Passion Amidst Apathy”

After 41 years as a resident of McKinney, Texas, we now call Eustace, Texas in East Texas our Home. Along the Wilcox aquafer is some of the most beautiful land in East Texas along 2709 for a length of eight and half miles. The future of some of the greatest wine growers in East Texas lie here. Come and enjoy the beauty that only God can create with a Passion of man in creating great wines.

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Our proud new sign of "Stewart-Rigo Winery" on the front gate of our future vineyard and winery. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo Our proud new sign of “Stewart-Rigo Winery” on the front gate of our future vineyard and winery. Copyright 2014 John J. Rigo

Stewart-Rigo Winery  Stewart-Rigo Farm and Ranch of Texas, copyright 2015, John J. Rigo Stewart-Rigo Winery
Stewart-Rigo Farm and Ranch of Texas, copyright 2015, John J. Rigo

It is a sense of spirit
that I behold in surveying my land.
It is a spirit that I never beheld before.
 
It is the beauty of the land
stretching out before me
in endless sky
and gentle brezzes
that touch my face. 
 
I am now away from a city
I no longer love 
which only offers within itself
heart retching noise
and endless waste. 
 
My new country home is
a place called Eustace, Texas.
It is a sense of peace of spirit
that now abounds
around me each day
upon these twenty-nine acres. 
 
Welcome to East Texas
A preview and slice of heaven
of where my…

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“Praise To Yahweh This Day” copyright 2012 John J. Rigo, upcoming poetry book, “Passion Amidst Apathy”

Greetings to those out there in Web Land.  Read on as to what God prepares for the enemies of those who believe that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior.  Remember this posting when hard times fall upon you in 2015.  There will be peace in my spirit knowing you have been destroyed.

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“Praise and Glory to Yahweh My Lord and God’ Courtesy of allposters.com

Commentary for January 6th, 2015:  I know it is not right to feel a certain amount of joy when one who you knew was an enemy in your life falls on hard times or has great hardships in their lives.  Still, I have peace in knowing the “Pay-Back” of God,  far exceeds any human thing we can bring upon our enemies.  To those of you are such in my life, especially over the last year; keep in mind, this commentary and poem when it happens to you.  
 
 
I render praise to Yahweh my Lord and God.
He has relinquished all my enemies.
My camp was surrounded.
 
It seemed I was without hope.
My enemies brought false witness against me.
They cursed my name.  
A name of Praise given to me
by My Lord and God.
 
Each of my…

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“Linda Stewart-Rigo, CEO, Stewart-Rigo Winery, copyright 2015, John J. Rigo co-owner

Linda Stewart-Rigo, CEO of Stewart-Rigo Winery: Consultations available on vineyard management and wine making in East Texas, Copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Linda Stewart-Rigo, CEO of Stewart-Rigo Winery: Consultations available on vineyard management and wine making in East Texas, Copyright 2015 John J. Rigo

Mrs. Linda Stewart-Rigo has just completed 185 hours thru five on-line courses thru UC at Davis in California in “Wine Making.”  The course qualifies Mrs. Stewart-Rigo the expertise to consulate in all phrases of vineyard management and wine making in the Henderson County area of East Texas.  For rates and availability of her schedule for such consultations contact her at lonestarorganics@msn.com or contact her cell at:

469-450-4100 

"Blessings, A Special Gift” (Revised) selection from "Roses Amidst Thorns” copyright 2005, John J. Rigo, Texas’ Poet

This first day of the New Year of 2015 is a time to contemplate the blessings behind and before you.

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Taken Sunrise on Black Friday, November 25th 2011 in Gun Barrel City on Cedar Creek Lake in Texas at OZ our lakehome

The following poem from my first published book, has been a favorite  poem for many years.  It has been republished several times in the Dallas Morning News, The McKinney Courier Gazette, and various major web sites.  From my family to yours, our best wishes and blessings for 2015.  

Over the last year, I am especially appreciative of all the positive feedback I have received on this WordPress web site.  Thank You All!

 
Blessings, a special gift from God.
Given in prayer
given when no hope
seems apparent.
 
 
Blessings bring joys
when there is darkness
laughter where there are tears.
Could these blessings be
but tears from God?
 
 
A way that our God lets us know,
that He truly is there
and yes
He…

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