Once upon a time, we each had a future translucent like a crystal hanging above the windowsill…
WE were so young the earth, the moon, and sun mesmerized us like an eclipse observed with wows…
Somehow the feeling of “us” was shared in trust, and we overlooked our tiny to large imperfections because we just knew you were you and I was me and they were like many of them without ill sentiments.
2018 received the company of many whom I respected for their lives on earth, and tonight I will look for the stars that blink from the velvet of the azure sky and thank God for each being He created. Keep Reading
To be soaked in the warmth of the sun as a gentle breeze embraces in the stillness of the moment while strolling contentedly towards dreams yet to inevitably unfold is to live in complete truth. Imagine if all encounters were met with the same sense of purpose to fulfill a feeling ingrained to be served. Visions to make a difference make a difference, yet in truth, in this less than perfect world, even an intelligent solution can be met with opposition.
To wish for all whom we encounter to have pure motives in life so as to serve competently without deception is to set the bar fairly high. No one is perfect, and even after a deluge of mistakes, many strive for ideals that would in fact be of exceptional value in life, yet a force hinders the progress. That force opposes truth at the cost of ruining dreams, visions, plans, goals, and is bound to attack to aim at character assassination.
Our 45th President, Mr. Donald J. Trump, is the present day martyr of the most irresponsible, poorly educated, and/or intentionally devious humans. The faces of the opposing force carry ignorance as a crown of hatred. When the truth should shine on their misdeeds, the blame of shame will be on the perpetrators of lies. Unfortunately, all who choose to attack are actually crying out soulful screams of discontentment. Their outrageous behaviors are not commendable but are fueled by opportunists too incompetent to shine as noble leaders. Keep Reading
Within us all a small voice makes giant strides in every decision of our lives. That inner voice seems to be a guiding light which appears with our unknowing until the knowing of it takes a stand. We call it many names. We acknowledge it as our gut feeling or a precise rational opinion that even if marred, we hold to be our own and rightful pace. As humans, we mess up, and I think mostly unknowingly.
We are plagued with concerns weaved in desires, needs, and cultural leanings. To be comfortable seems to be natural. To have a wishful desire fulfilled seems delightful. To be surrounded by the security of like mindedness seems like a no brainer for peace of mind. Yet, despite the leveling of the three, a missing continues and we are pressed with fears.
I think about these matters and have sought to read the writings of others for the comfort of understanding to be free of the plague of concerns. Keep Reading
I believe we can thrive to do what is absolutely possible in the name of God for humans to live in peace.
The challenge is to individually wish to seek the light within to serve all to create a better world.
In this great United States of America, many strive for high ideals and have created a comfortable way of life that may be at risk of defaulting due to the liberal wave of corruptive force manipulating the uneducated with freebies that will cost people’s freedom. In the long run, these soldiers of the left may well cause problems some will say were unforeseeable.
The red flags are up. The mainstream media is doing a great disservice to the populace that still believes their twisted accusations. It is fed by those who are basically uneducated or being paid handsomely to avert the attention of the progress being made in our nation’s capital. Mr. Trump is being bashed unfairly, and the disruptors have no moral guidance, no regard for boundaries. Their aim is dissolute making changes to benefit all Americans as self-reliant individuals as opposed to living under a nanny state. Keep Reading
There are so many Christian denominations, it may be difficult to count or name them.
At the heart of all the Christian Churches, is the reverence, and love of God, His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, and an undeniable faith undoubtably blessed by the Holy Spirit.
However, the first Christian Church, The Easter Orthodox Church, is the ancient one from which the Catholics broke in 1054.
The Lutherans broke from the Catholic in 1522, The Anglican Church of England was founded by King Henry the VIII in 1534, the Congregational Church was founded by Robert Brown in Holland in 1582, and 1606, the Baptist Church was Founded in Amsterdam by John Smith, the Dutch Reformed Church was founded in New York by Michelis Jones, the Protestant Episcopal Church was an offshoot of the Church of England, founded by Samuel Seabury, in the American Colonies in the 18th Century, John and Charles Wesley founded the Methodist Church in England in 1774. and that same year , in London, Theophilus Lindley, founded the Unitarian Church, and the Latter Day Saints, The Mormon Church, was founded by Joseph Smith in 1829. In 18888, the Salvation Army was founded by William Booth in London.
In the Protestant tradition, hundreds of other religions have started in the last 100 years: Church of the Nazarenth, Pentecostal Church, Holiness Church, Assemblies of God, and many Bible and Evangelical and non-denominational Churches, as well as Jehovah’s Witnesses.
The Bible has served to bring the word of God. All of these Churches worship differently yet they unite in our Lord. I have been to most and know the good intended for all through the teachings of Jesus. I love so many hymns… Keep Reading
Get it right as soon as possible. We are given three things but not the other three needed; as soon as we realize that, we must take responsibility. I read this in Ayn Rand’s book Atlas Shrugged as it is told by the character John Galt. I extracted just these three points because I believe they help our understanding of the need to be responsible
We are given a life but not our survival.
We are given a body but not its sustenance.
We are given a mind but not its content.
Ultimately, the mind is the tool for our survival. We do what we must and to travel life’s journey successfully, and I believe we must make time to be in the presence of God. There is no escaping His presence, only denying it. That is a choice each person carries until death. Thereafter, we meet our Maker. Keep Reading
“I pray for good fortune in everything you do, and for your good health__that your everyday affairs prosper, as well as your soul.” _3 John 2
Prosperity is the cornucopia outpouring the goods harvested from a tilled, seeded, and watered field of dreams. To preserve the best possibility of achieving dreams, so much depends on the individual, and the support of others is monumental… How does one become worthy of both?Only self-reliance knows the wholesomeness of personal fulfillment. There is, therefore, no greater good that can be offered a child than a proper education. The basic education is the foundation of the future.
A proper education requires master teachers and professors. Their responsibility is to provide all they know about the subject being taught. No technology is needed to present the wealth of every subject’s basic information. A master teacher loves teaching the subject taught. A master teacher initiates the love of learning in every student. Reading, writing, speaking, and discussing requires books, composition tablets, pencils, and the opportunity to discover a voice, an opinion, an idea, and the unknown, new knowledge. The joy of getting the basics appears to have been lost. It is incredible that with all the books in the libraries across the country, reading is not the number one pastime…
Laugh if you will. There are those who read on a Kindle tablet and prefer it. Video games have become the mode of continual entertainment, even for adults. The music is violently imbued with foul language. Education has failed to incite learning. Students are not inspired to seek the classics. They are fed anti traditional values, including the Christians values inscribed in the sacred geometry of our United States capital in Washington, D. C. It is an unknown fact. The search for the truth may not please the inept, the uneducated, the people who have risen to advantageous positions without having the skills, or knowledge to be taken seriously. Keep Reading
I meant to do a tribute to all the women who made a significant difference in my life; the ones that molded me knowingly or unknowingly by modeling a life I admired for so many reasons.
Some are still on this side of the green grass, God bless them all.I could not find all the photos to stage them properly.
A call came that led me to decide that all women deserve a voice of admiration, counsel, and acknowledgement for being who we are, humans like men though designed to carry a child or more, and also beings with qualities attracting a sense of community.
Women gather people together as if by a nesting instinct.
We have been strong and we have been weak. We have carried the lives of our own children and those of others. We have “born” discoveries, inventions, hymns, poems, novels as well as more. We have taken to living a life in chastity or the opposite. We are beings who can rise to lift the hearts of the wounded, and we can do the opposite. Like all humans, males alike, we take our first breadth to live.
Our interests may be vastly different yet we recognize something personal about one another. Males and females have spiritual and physical yearnings. It is an understanding seldom addressed and unfortunately seriously abused. We are more than just bodies. We have souls.
The subjects of discretion and indiscretion need to be addressed. The value of intimacy seems not to be treasured. Again, unfortunately, the carnal desires have taken precedence over the need to respect and honor the purity of souls. Yes, I am suggesting that the physical desire to be intimately involved with another MUST first filter through the emotional need to feel safe, to feel right, and free just for being totally united in caring for one another’s emotions. Sex for sex sake destroys a real relationship where peace and joy ought to abide in both hearts. Intimacy outside of a relationship is troublesome. Keep Reading