Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Glenns Books and my opinion

Glenn and his library:

I don't know if I’m the only one here but I am sick of the Beck book club....yes he does have something to say but the constant barrage of books that over and over again keep coming out.

I got news for Glenn there are some great books for personal growth such as

Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan

Real Christianity by William Wilberforce

Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonheoffer

In His steps by Charles Sheldon and of course

The Bible (I am non-denominational and use the New International Version)

And these are but a small few that I have read and have moved me forward to not be sidetracked and led astray by all the garbage that is out there today. There are many other books written freely and available through the local library. But Glenn it seems that he has his focus on what he says.

I do like Rush Limbaugh much more than Glenn, there has been quite a few years since Rush wrote a book. What he says on radio is current, important to help each person to go on a journey of their own and learn about truth. He doesn’t tell you to hoard veggies, buy gold. I wouldn’t respect him if he did. I am not even rich enough to set aside the income necessary to do what Glenn requires and buy all his books. My limited income is typical to most people around me. Besides can you imagine what it will be like if you have food and are smiling while your neighbor is eating tree leaves? If civil unrest and apoctiliptic events take place, those that live in cities will rampage the country side looking for food and needs to survive. I know some around me are “gunning” up and preparing for what they feel will come. I think the best thing we all can do is change ourselves as Glenn says which I agree with. But Jesus said it better “you will be my witnesses”, a witness is not only one who seen it happen but a witness can be someone who proves by his life it really works.

Tough times are ahead, yet as we stand looking at the modern day Sodom and Gomorrah we realize as Lot did, you can live among them and show them but if they are “hell bent” in the direction they want to go then there is no stopping them. Remember the angels the people wanted and even rejected Lots offer to send out his daughters. If you do leave Sodom and Gomorrah don’t look back it isn’t worth it you will have done all you could. Remember Lots wife, a pillar of salt.

You want to grow, may I suggest grow by reading the Bible every day, set aside all those other books and read how you were made and why. You will not be judged as much by man as God will judge you. The difference is when God judges you it is the correction and redirection for your life. Man will always criticize and have ideas about how you should be. I am thankful for Glenn’s falling down and getting up but there are many who have done that. Some like Spafford wrote in hymn “It is well with my Soul”. Or Joh n Newton and his affirmation “Amazing Grace” Glenn has an understanding and I am well with that but as a “newcomer” he needs to be careful on what and how he says things. He has his wealth but all his gold will not stop the evil that will come. It doesn’t always come from outside but can come from within. Having raised seven children and seeing the church multiple times a week and ensuring a moral, ethical, and spiritual teaching base did not ensure they all would seek God. In fact maybe one or two really express God as someone, not they should be led by Him but that He exists.

The final end is this God the Father has expressed the “End Times” in His word and the out by which each one can go. He won’t stop tragedy nor prevent destructive things whether personal or worldwide. Your fleeting shot at life on Earth is not what He cares about but the Eternal life He has for you.

Which one of you would have all the gold in the world to give to have one more year with your family, or would you rid yourself of all yourself to have an Eternity with your family. His plan is simple “accept Jesus as your personal Savior and ask forgiveness for your sins” it’s a very simple prayer but if you are sincere He will, as the new Sheppard of your life, give you all you need to endure.

In Rome how must it have been to those who accepted Christ and then to be impaled on a cross or thrown to the lions. Taking a stand takes faith and you can’t drum up enough by yourself to handle all the adversity that will come, but in Him there is strength and peace, grace and mercy to endure. I would that all would seek eternal life and see the life here as an opportunity to “WITNESS” and stand and hope for others salvation. But if they do not come it is not your job to fret. We, Christians, that is can also have a great hope as well when in the past as recent as the turbulent 60’s there was many young people who accepted Christ as Savior and moved away from the “hippie” movement, I know I was there.

Bless you and thank you for reading this; it is my hope that God will use this to give you a reason to come to Him, on your own.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Time in its truest meaning

This was sent to me by a freind good thought and idea

To realize

The value of a sister/brother

Ask someone

Who doesn't have one.

To realize

The value of ten years:

Ask a newly

Divorced couple.

To realize

The value of four years:

Ask a graduate.

To realize

The value of one year:

Ask a student who

Has failed a final exam.

To realize The value of nine months:

Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize

The value of one month:

Ask a mother

Who has given birth to

A premature baby....

To realize

The value of one week:

Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize

The value of one minute:

Ask a person

Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize

The value of one-second:

Ask a person

Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when

You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:


The origin of this letter is unknown,

But it brings good luck to everyone who passes it on.


Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

In my Words

Anyone who has read my blog knows I am full of thoughts both satirical and true, I try to raise points to cause one to think in a pause, not to just run at life with a full steam ahead attitude, but to stop and look around yourself and think” is this the world I live in?” or “did I forget what it was like?” I celebrate life, through jest and humor as well as getting close to the heart of people and where they are. I forget sometimes my self that there is a world around me in places like Northern Ireland, as a side note who can figure these people out still fighting each other what’s up with these people any way.

So far, we are fortunate no riots here …yet. I am somewhat like you getting up everyday busy with personal life. Involved in a chat room checking emails and Face book your day moves on with family and work.

But some wake up like we do busy with normal life, and a knock comes on the door and as if a moment could change as the speed of light. A family member has died in combat. How much harder news could be news then hearing that. Yea I know, people die everyday some in car wrecks from sickness, disease and alike.

But these deaths are different you if are a military family watch the news constantly, you are careful about the knocking on the door. So many outside forces control your mind. News of any sort is important, you check emails and Face book, not for the hell of it but for that loved one leaving a post, you have a sigh of relief if you see some sort of message.

I am like that; in fact I live that daily. With three sons in the Army we live it every day my wife and I. Since the USA went into Iraq in the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom which one of my sons being a section chief on a 105 howitzer, we have seen them all go over and come home safe. I don’t know about my wife, but I play a scenario over and over again in my head how to tell family members. I know its weird, almost surrealistic as I wonder how to say it and where to say it if one of my sons died. Maybe it is a good idea if you take time to think about that scenario, what or how would you say “I have something to tell you, your……is gone.” When you live in that world you think differently the American Flag means more than a banner on a pole. When you pray you pray to a “hearing” God not an icon on a church wall because of a religious doctrine. You greet people with more respect especially if they serve or have served. Dignity for military Moms and Dads is more important to you because you play the same game. Waiting, watching and hoping and most of all knee worn praying, “Lord keep them safe and bring them home safe”. I am a devout supporter of a strong military especially if it is led by Patton type Generals who are in the fight to win, yes I do hate politicizing the war as well. I down right want to kick ass (forgive me) on any politician that plays with my sons’ life to win political presence, power or vote. Let me have at it with them especially those “cheap bastards” who were in the military and come home to criticize it and cast hatred toward our most precious defense, the blood and sacrifice of our sons and daughters. These are the sorry pieces of work that run for government and use the war as a stepping-stone to gain fame and power. Well let me tell you what that is my sons neck your are using to go up your ladder and give me 5 minutes in a dark room and maybe I would loose but brother you will be in a world of hurt.

So to bring this to an end take time today and let your mouse go over and over the names here at this web site and look out your window to near and far as you put a face and name to the cost of our freedom. Then when you see the American Flag you will defender her and hold her sacred and when you pass a church you will know a living God is there who hears prayer.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

A new Patriotic View

United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 — The Flag

§9. Conduct during hoisting, lowering or passing of flag

During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the flag or when the flag is passing in a parade or in review, all persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Citizens of other countries present should stand at attention. All such conduct toward the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes


So last night July 10, 2010 my wife and I attended a local Fireman’s parade, like many held throughout the US. I was setting on the sidewalk before the activities started and I could not just sit there a burning in my heart was intense concerning our American Flag and how we should respect it. So I got up and approached the platform where the so called dignitaries were and spoke to one asking a favor, could they announce that all persons should show proper respect for the American Flag. I also asked that they have a moment of silence for the five members of the Armed Forces that lost their life that day. I then told them that I had a son currently in Afghanistan and I would appreciate it. I was never more upset with the way they handled it bumbling through it and lacking neither any kind of significance to what I said nor the importance of it.

As the American Flag passed several times I stood with my wife, hands over the heart, as it passed by I watched through the corner of my eye as so many if any at all saw fit nor to respect our Flag.

Has our American Flag become just another common icon like a Campbell’s soup label or an Elvis picture. Over and over again complacency has taken root in our society. I was one of those who in the past lacked understanding for the American Flag and the proper respect. It was about 20 or so years ago when I started on my own personal crusade to show respect for the American Flag. I would stand at attention and place my hand over my heart, not my hat as so many do, I would take my hat in my left hand and place it at my side and the my right hand was free to cover my heart. However since then it’s not really caught on and after this morning’s deeper searching into the background of the American Flag I became more upset. President George Bush disrespected our American Flag in many ways and he is the good guy from Texas I thought the President or his aide would know protocol so as not to offend our American Flag. I am going to ask at the very least read the section 9 again and salute this emblem for freedom. We at the very least should do that. If you really want to bring back patriotism and protocol for this “blood bought” sign of freedom then read the American Flag Code. Pass it on to local fire departments police, fire, school and other government agencies contact your local Tea Party and have them read it

as well to make sure they don’t violate the American Flag. Contact your congressmen and ask if they understand the protocol for our American Flag. But please it is so important that our American Flag be placed where it should be as a sign of freedom that cost this country its most prized posseion the blood of many who rose to the occasion to defend it. .

So may God Bless our American Flag and may all who read this pass it on and be vocal, it is the last symbol to a world, that seeks refuge and freedom and wherever this American Flag goes there is a world that will see freedoms defenders. When I started writing this I said Flag, then I realized it’s not just a Flag but the American Flag that I am talking about.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

They always break crosses don't they

It’s the 1920’s gay, roaring whatever you want them to be called it was a time of joy and prosperity and people seemed happy. They defeated an enemy money flowed and technology was taking off again. Some places in this world weren’t doing so good at all. Europe needed to come back from the destruction the war had cost them. Devastation must have been hard for them to live through. If you lived in the country, your farm may have been destroyed by bombs, mortars gunfire and alike. No more your buildings would house your animals or the feed. Even your house destroyed or in need of a lot of repair. That plus the loss of family members a husband, son or father to run your farm, gone, dying on the battle field. I have tried to put myself in their shoes as I thought about what to write in this blog.

Germany not to be trusted and held in check so to speak, a once powerful nation brought down. Now it’s people having to clean up the mess of war. I spoke of the people in the country side what of those in the city that had jobs in factories now gone forever or what of your apartment building destroyed. You are still alive; you’re in the same situation a father or husband dead from the on slight of war. Where do you go how do you face winter while you seek refuge in the streets. If you are lucky you get to leave to go away from all this to a land of hope and freedom if not you must remain and somehow find life and make it back again.

My mind is moving in so many directions in so many avenues of thought I could speak of the defeated soldier coming back to his home and along the way the hatred he must have felt knowing that people looking at him with distain and resentment as they pick up the pieces of the lives now destroyed and put them in some order. The countless stories untold because of war and what it does to change people and normalcy gone from their lives. I just can’t imagine how it must be; I can’t wrap my head around it at all. But somewhere out of the ashes the phoenix rises he flies upward and with him are hope and a new life a new direction. He brings hope and a change that is so radically new that what didn’t make sense now has a life of its own. Why this new way, has a new type of leader, he speaks with a hope of an evangelist he carries a symbol that he displays proudly and because despair is all you know you are willing to forgive after all if God had not let this war happen you would not be where you are.

The swastika is a broken cross; however it has a history a mile long and has been used by many cultures and religions including Judaism and Christianity, believe it or not. (I went to Wikipedia and read).

But to me I adhere to the fact of it being a broken cross a symbol of destruction of my Christian beliefs , today there is another broken cross and it is inverted (yea I went back t Wikipedia and did some reading too),it also to me represents destruction. I know the intent on both symbols is supposed to have different meanings are backed by different thought.

But are they really backed by original intent. Show a swastika to anyone today and tell them what it represents in its original intent and they will quickly inform you it is a sign from the Nazis and enough said. The peace sign is very popular today especially with its influx during the hippie movement of the 60’s I see young people today wearing it has been displayed every where it seems so innocent but to me it is a symbol again I hold in distain. It wouldn’t bother me if they had stayed with the flags overlapped for Nuclear Disarmament but they have a Christian cross turned upside down and broken. Well in my book a broken cross is a sign of no hope no peace only anger and hatred. Yea I am stretching it but I have to wonder as both came about through the advent of war to show a new hope and change for a new future. Those that quickly adapted it adapted the life within the symbol.

The 60’s generation like the Germans in the 20’s looked to this new thing to change from war to peace. It is easy to look to a symbol to represent hope and change but the very same group of people that adopted the swastika were clearly led away from its original intent and a whole bunch of people died because of it. The peace symbol has an interesting background , the very counter culture has too backed and put in to office a man in my book ,no short of being a dictator, I am not stretching this one either. This so called hope and change has the imprint of Hitler all over it whatever original intent it is far now from what was promised.

I still cannot get out of my head Michelle and the children leaving the platform in Chicago and Obama standing there with a gaze a picture of himself as a Caesar being hailed by the masses. It scared me then and has proved my thinking right as well. This is what I seen in those old 30’s and 40’s news reels of Hitler standing there with the crowds shouting and free willing, I might add, Heil Hitler!! Heil Hitler! No I don’t think that these people of today will go that far or will they?

I will leave you with this final thought is this what you were promised high taxes, more taxes , unemployment and leadership that spits in the faces of the masses………Heil Obama Heil Obama

Friday, July 9, 2010

1984 and Animal Farm

Question was : 1984 and Animal Farm for reading in HS for what may come or what will come? were we being set up a long time ago and did not realize it

Thursday, July 8, 2010

America Christian Nation

No No No...look in any dictionary to be a Christian any thing means to follow the one before you whose leadership you ascribe to. Whether Buddhism, Confucius, or any other religion the premise is to follow a leader and ascribe with your whole heart to it. You are only a Christian Nation if you ascribe to Jesus Christ. Now lets face it do we truly I mean truly ascribe to Christ His teachings His way of life, His deep commitment to the Father who art in Heaven. We gave up on the run on the Christian thing long ago and don’t throw the “when they took prayer out of schools” thing either. We long ago turned our back as a nation to Him who is Holy.

Any one can stand inside an aisle where plumbing parts are sold and say, “I’m a plumber”. We all know how stupid this is yet we say cause we go to church and pray we are somehow more holy and live with in the constraints of a divine inspired invisible walls of this country and all of a sudden God spreads some kind of magic light from Heaven and we some how are better than any one else on this world. Nothing could be farther from the truth. To be Holy one must live as He who one follows, in this case Christ, who by the way followed His Father, He sought His Fathers will and divine intervention which by the way included a cross to give salvation to those who could only earn it by Divine Grace.

So before you paint the Christian brush on the borders of the USA and portray the USA as a Nation under God, look aground you would you live as a pig wallowing in mud? you may want to know even a pig defecates away from his food and bed and keeps his bed clean. Sad to say they respect their home more than we do. Bend down America and eat the slop from the trough and enjoy this you want to live in. A Christian nation has a Holy, payer led, Divine inspired life of its own. A natural leaning not forced but just assumed that “this is the way a Christian Nation lives”.

Yes God is present here and in every part of this world does He act on behalf of the USA only?..NO!…His divine plan is salvation…not peace, prosperity, nor good health none of these things. He wants us to be in Heaven..FOREVER…

Quit the false premises America. Look what He did with Israel He punished them severely. They became disobedient and He led them in to captivity to be slaves to those whose gods they worshipped.

Quit looking up just the “fluff” verses. This is a battlefront a war zone for the hearts of man. This battle will continue even after Armageddon…because after a thousand years the Devil who is Satan will be released and yes even after a thousand years of a Holy Divine Awesome and all powerful Christ there will be those who turn to Satan instead of Christ.

Don’t try to make this a Christian nation no more, instead find any one some one and you be a witness if you follow Christ and live for Him represent His ways and teachings by living as close as you can to His ways and change that person. Paul did this and it got him beheaded…don’t expect that everyone will love you …”As they hated Me”…read the Bible and don’t skip the begats or the laws or any other part of Holy Scriptures. Seek on your face your need for forgiveness then rise up and when you fail, back to the carpet face down. He will forgive, He paid that debt a long time ago. “None, no not one”…..yea none of us can expect a flowerily lifestyle, however we can see the war more clearly and discipline our lives to follow the… “Master” …as John and Peter and the other disciples called Him. Stand up America to follow Christ, we may not be a Christian nation anymore but we can sure show the world …Grace and Mercy that leads to Salvation.

By the way the “road to destruction is broad and wide…how many go that way? …Many!

But narrow is the road that leads to life…as an old farm boy I would go down to the pasture to bring up the cows and they always had these paths stuck amongst the brush and debris that you had to go wandering through to find them, many times I got scratched and tripped and slipped in to wet spots looking for them. But the joy was in finding them. Follow Christ yes it is hard but the joy is in finding Him.