Nail on the Head

I ran across this prayer today by Henri Nouwen – It pretty much hits the nail right on the head when I think back over my life – I was hung on the first two sentences !!! But also understood what the Lord was speaking to my heart,,,, I was full of Pride and Arrogance.

We can’t have it both ways,,,, either we spend/waste our life trying to be in control and the master of our destiny thus reaping what we sow — but — we never fulfill the deepest desires of our heart.

We need to surrender and open our hands to receive God’s gift of love -You will never regret taking his hand !!!

Dear God,

I so much want to be in control. 
I want to be the master of my own destiny. 
Still I know that you are saying: 
“Let me take you by the hand and lead you. 
Accept my love
and trust that where I will bring you, 
the deepest desires of your heart will be fulfilled.” 
Lord, open my hands to receive your gift of love.

Maybe Just One Ear Bud

I was walking yesterday afternoon,,, it was a really nice, warm sunny day- There was another guy walking toward me and waved as he went by- I said “Good Morning” and was about to ask how he was and I noted that he had in ear buds,,, So it would have done no good to talk further with him !!

Have you ever noticed how people with headphones or ear buds covering both ears are always looking all around- I know when I have them in I am constantly looking all around,,, Why,,, because I have lost touch with the world around me- I can’t hear anything coming up behind me,, can’t hear the wind in the trees,, can’t hear the birds or crickets singing,,, can’t hear the sounds coming from the ground I am walking on- I know that I am missing out on some of the pleasant and/or warning sounds around me- I certainly don’t talk much with people when I have them in,,, and people don’t want to talk with me when I have them in –

So what are we doing to ourselves and the people around us,,,,, We are isolating ourselves from interaction with our world- In my mind the more you isolate yourself,,, the more you withdraw from things,,, the more you withdraw, the more you start to deal with depression because you feel you can’t relate,,, then you start having all sorts of paranoid thoughts about the people and places around you ,,, because you won’t/can’t let yourself try and understand it- Man oh Man ,,, that does not sound good at all !!!!

Maybe Just One Ear Bud !!!!

Give Up or Give In

There are times in our lives that can become a defining moment.  These, often times, can require life changing decisions that we must make. I am in the early stages of what could become a life changing situation.

Without going into long details, that basically only apply’s to me, I will give you the short version. I have had a lump on my lower leg for a while and it is getting slowly bigger. After some initial tests, I have heard the “C” word,,, Cancer ,,, and the “A” word,,, Amputation in the same sentence. Nothing for sure yet but it is out there. I can tell you that those two words really tune you in and get your undivided attention. I will know more over the next week,, but that is not the subject of this post.

So what are you going to do in these situations,,,, Give Up ??? Of course not,,, you are going to fight tooth and nail to beat whatever it is. You will redirect your energies to overcome whatever the obstacles may be. You are not a quitter !!!

This is all good,,, but never quitting and never giving up is a tall order and usually carries a heavy burden on a person. You have to have some support to overcome,,, that is when you have to Give In. Giving In is not Giving Up,,, it is finding support to help you carry on carrying on. Support that is always there and always knows what you are going through. Support that gives you peace so you can continue forward. Peace that releaves the burden so you know you are on the right track.

My support is the Lord Jesus Christ. Believe in him and ask him to help and he will take your burdens on and give you peace that will transcend any thing you have ever known.

He is real and can be real in your life. Ask him in, accept him and believe. He will not let you down !!!!!! I believe that with all my heart and soul !!!!!


Creation or Creator

With all the Hype surrounding so many things in this world,,, I find myself wondering what am I doing- Think about it ,,, Environmentalism,,, Super Sports and Super Athletics,,,, Powerful People,,, Famous People,,, Fancy Homes and Exotic Places,,, Mind Blowing Machines all around us and presented to us from all sides.

These are all Creations of Worldly Distractions to take our minds and hearts away from the Creator of Creators,,,, God and the Lord Jesus Christ !!!

I believe it is time to focus less on the Creations and more on the Creator, Jesus Christ, if we want to have a happy ending when we are called from this existing Creation !!!!

“The Good” and “The Not So Good”

I have known and followed Jesus for a lot of years,,, most of my life. There have been “good times” and there have been “not so good” times. In looking back at all this,,, I can state without any doubt ,,,, that the “good times” were when I was close with Jesus and talking with him daily,,, the “not so good” were when I was running from him and handling my own affairs.

I am not saying that the “good times” were all fun and games, what I am saying is that I knew that Jesus was leading and had my back. Although things may have been tough,,, there was a calm in me that just reassured me that all would be okay. I have to say, that is a big deal.

In the “not so good” times when I was apart from Jesus and running in the world,, I never had that calm or reassurance that all would be okay. BIG DIFFERENCE !!!!

Now you ask,,, why if I am this convinced that this is the case in my life,,, why do I still have “not so good” times. Well that is an easy answer,,, I am a sinner and I still have a sin nature that I must fight against every day. If I go a few days or longer and disconnect from Jesus (run away from him)(stop talking with him) then the world comes flooding in with all the self-pity,, self-glorification and the “I deserve better” feeling.

We all have to realize that when we get out of Jesus’s yard and into the Devil’s yard (World) ,,, we are all out of our league without the help, guidance and protection of Jesus.

Accept Jesus and pray and talk with him every minute, moment, day,,, I guarantee he will give you a calm and peace that you will not believe but have always longed for, no matter what your present situation may be !!!!

Jesse Speaks for Jesus ???

“Trump says you must be able to speak the language of English, [be] qualified, and have a job skill,” Jackson said Monday. “Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country—he would not qualify to get into Jesus’ kingdom.”

I saw this on the news a couple of weeks back and really could not believe what I heard,,, especially coming from a man, Jesse Jackson, who pretends to follow Jesus …

Lets look at this literally, just for fun,,, “Jesus would not qualify to come in Trump’s country,, Interesting. I believe Jesus can speak English as well as any other language he choses ??? No job skill??? Well let me think,, healing people of any illness or injury they had and raising people from the dead,,, seems to me to be a pretty good job skill ???

Now the hard facts in my mind. Any man that says something like “you would not qualify for heaven” ,,, knows nothing of Jesus or the requirement for heaven. We are all sinners and none of us deserve heaven. It is only through God’s saving grace and Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross that any of us can get in.

So at any time,,, anyone can believe and confess they are a sinner to Jesus and ask forgiveness of their sins,, and they are added to the Book of Life and will go to heaven.

So,,,,, I would have to suggest that any man that would make a statement like that, needs to check his own standing in the Book of Life according to the guidance of the Bible.

2 Peter 2:1
1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, and will bring swift destruction on themselves.




LGBT,,, Why is it so deceitful and deadly. Because it openly flaunts itself in Gods face in open defiance of retribution. Powerful and Worldly influential people, call this sin a great gift from God leading many naive young people into this practice and Hell if they don’t seek forgiveness.

Do thieves flaunt that they are thieves. Do adulterous people brag about their sin. Leaders of this movement are proud of their sin with no fear of God.

If they don’t repent,,, but hold to their sinful path,,, God’s wrath will pour out on them with merciless fury. I pray they see the light before this happens.

Romans 1:32
32 Although they know full well God’s just sentence — that those who practice such things deserve to die — they not only do them, but even applaud others who practice them.

Books That Set Me Straight

I have being reading to answer some of the questions that were not completely clear in my mind or that I had skewered to make my beliefs fit into my worldly lifestyle. Well here in these books is the beginning, I believe, to the real truth about Jesus and Christianity based on the Bible. We are all going to have to make a choice for our Eternal life. It will either be Heaven with Jesus or Hell with everyone else that rejects or does not make the decision. The ball is in our/your court and only we/you can make the decision.

I have added below the books that I feel clears up a lot of misunderstandings or misconceptions that I had. I challenge you to read these !!! I read them through Kindle or have audible versions to listen to in the car. Let me know if you would like me to send the kindle version to you. It is urgently important that you make an informed decision.

There is no option to make the decision after you die,,,, at that point it is final.

God Bless you in every way !!!

Not All Roads Lead to Heaven: Sharing an Exclusive Jesus in an inclusive World

By: Dr. Robert Jeffress

Hell Is Real: Why it Matters

By: Gary Frazier

SEEKING ALLAH Finding JESUS: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity

By: Nabeel Qureshi

Agents of Babylon: What the Prophecies of Daniel Tell Us about the End of Days

By: David Jeremiah

It is About Islam: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate

By: Glenn Beck

Angels: Ringing Assurance that We Are Not Alone

By: Billy Graham