Scary Tymes?

•11/14/2015 • 1 Comment

Fear and Foolishness are cousins. One lives in the heart of men, women and children and the other is rampant in the governing body of our country.

When I was a young man, we did not live in fear. We did prepare for what caused fear and when and if it came our way we faced it. The mindset was to overcome or die trying. This doesn’t seem to be the case today. We hire others to deal with the fear factor in our life. Unfortunately, the character of these people is flawed and not by their shortcomings, but by the fact the are not the ones given the responsibility for caring for our loved ones, we are. This is the common denominator of the personal and public defense issue. Men with old school values believed with their whole being that there is a power on their side to help overcome all things (GOD). You may call that what you will, but if you take it out of the equation then you become like every other nation and  start asking for a king (President) or the like.

In 68 years of life the only failure in the man/God equation is me. That will always be true, however when I screw up, God is covering my ass. So, it is also true of nations. I am only responsible for my own relationship with God and the rest is in the individual’s corner. Be advised, God is not a religion or any other human expression, but he will come to men who want him wherever they may be found and trust me he takes care of his own.

It has been stated that there is nothing to fear but fear itself. I say there is nothing worth fearing, except God not present with his people. I don’t walk with an image. I walk with a person.



•10/27/2015 • 1 Comment

It seems very odd to me how Americans, after only a short history as a nation have taken the path to use any means possible to prove the nonexistence of God. Since the beginning of time man both primitive and evolved, Have spent an extreme amount of energy seeking and imagining God, making God into all kinds of physical expressions. Ranging from the cow, dragon, the sun, or pretty much what ever there minds and hearts could conjure up. It would seem that based on todays actions of man, the more we evolve the less we need a god, much less want one. Quite a contrast I would say.

Today, it seems that we will use Science to prove every aspect of the bible that is possible, as well as imagined possibilities, in order to disprove any aspect of religion we can. It seems we have forgotten the enormous amount of geological and geographic discoveries have been made and proven to be exact,  come from the Bible. Man is using all his intellectual capabilities to prove or perhaps disprove God exists. Interesting enough though is that science has its idiosyncracies, and flaws causing at time calculations and changes in results.

Let us consider this for a moment. The concept of human rational be it, religious, scientific, or philosophic, proceed from a lesser illumination being that it is initiated and expressed purely by the human understanding. Based on just that, I would say most people will be satisfied. There is always that flaw that keeps showing up and requiring us to adjust the truth.

Our courts as well as our scholars and artists all want to proclaim truth as they see it. Again all from the evolved human understanding. “Illumination” Light?

There are many types of Illumination in our existence that we each recognize quite readily, natural light , night-light, imitation light and so on.

There is another Illumination which most of us know nothing about. That being for lack of proper ways to express it. “Spiritual, or Eternal light.(Illumination)

There is a place in writing where a certain teacher told many in the day, I am the way, the truth and the life. No one without spiritual light could possibly understand this. No one did. He also declared himself the Light of the world. Again no one understood then, and many don’t today.

There is a light and illumination, a communication. an experience, and Revelation, That can not be expressed in earthly terms, it can’t be understood by earthly scholars, judges, scientists or philosophers. For that matter by any human in existence .

This can only be given to each of us on a level that only God can give, and when (he, she, or?) does reveal something to us there will never be anything on earth to compare it to.

All that being said there isn’t anyone with enough light to even give an argument.

Perhaps this is why so many spoke in parables then and now. This light is a gift of life that God gives us but only a little at a time, lest we die from its intensity.

Are you satisfied with earthly explanations?

Is God made in your image?

•10/06/2015 • 1 Comment

Just think what kind of god it would be if your image of god was actually God. Weak, unsure, related to everything on a human level. Operated with our understanding. Well you can go from here I will give you that much credit for thinking anyway. Wow what a mess god would be. Ok lets not be ridiculous.

Relationship – Love ?

•10/06/2015 • 1 Comment

At first glance, I have to ask what do these two words have in common?

For one, they both require a choice.To have either you must choose to be in relationship, and love is about choice as well.

Many years ago while stationed onboard ship, I began a quest. That being to discover the all allusive definition of love. Not just the pat answers one gets from friends and acquaintances, or read in a book like Corinthians 13 in the bible. No I needed something not quite so ethereal. Though the definition of ethereal seems to catch a glimpse of what it feels like.

The quest mentioned above started in 1973, and it is still in the works. which brings me to the other word in the title. These two words are very closely related to each other, at least to me because I began the search for how to develop a relationship with a God. Who by the way seems to lean on this ethereal word just as comfortably as does the word love.

Today I am again confronted with the concept of Love in a relationship in my marriage. Most of the time now my conversations about this subject are with myself, though God seems to find a way of enlightening me as I go. I will answer the question that is obviously present here, Yes! I did discover that God only seems allusive, consequently over the many, many years of choosing my path, I discovered that I was in both Love and Relationship with God.

Let me say that I have been asked a number of times throughout my life, “Do you love me” but then closely behind that ” Are you in love with me”? For me these are both searching questions, for myself as well as the one asking. I suppose one could just say yes or no, and be on our way, but to me it just not that simple.

You see there has only been one relationship I’ve been in where I could actually say that I am in love with you. That being With God. So have suggested that I am in love with the idea of God. I find that to be ridiculous, for it is impossible for someone who has no relationship with God to expound on there intellectual not so educated philosophy, as god is not in either of them. What is my experience just is. It is mine and I can’t give it to anyone else because, as with all Love/Relationships, they are personal which is how it is suppose to be. The makes it precious and carefully protected deep within the seat of Love. There is a great deal more to be said about this but perhaps you can discover you own quest.

All of that being said, When we are concerned about our relationship. Consider how much time and effort was expended in developing the relationship with God, then ask your self if you have actually given yourself to the task of developing a relationship with your significant other.

Another thing that I became aware of, is that God had been loving me from the beginning, Sad to say that it me a number of years tumble to the reality that I loved God . Then a number of years after that to find myself, in love with God.

I will leave with this last thought. It is possible to discover God, fall in love with God, and learn to hear God when you are supposed to.

Head and Heart

•07/20/2015 • Leave a Comment

I recently had a conversation with my counselor during which he told me that I was obviously a deep thinker. Having spent several months examining myself, I have come to the conclusion, that what ever I maybe I only hope that in the end of this life, I will be remembered as a deep feeler instead of a deep thinker. I want to feel you not, understand you. Both though would be lovely.

A Picture worth 1000 words

•06/29/2015 • Leave a Comment

Was asked recently, What is your belief system? After some thought as to not be an ass, I said that I didn’t have one. They looked at me as if I was a fresh piece of meat. To explain.

Consider with me if you would for just a second. The Children of Israel don’t have a belief system They didn’t have a choice about being the Children of Israel, They are born Jews. They simply live doing what they read and pass down for generations and doing what it says.

It’s not any different for so-called born again Christians. If they are born again, or adopted in to the family of Abraham by the blood. They are Children of Israel and don’t have a belief system either. Or at least they aren’t supposed to. The belief system of most is Idol worship and bears no truth, we are to read share and pass down our deliverance from Pharaohs captivity just like the Old Testament in Egypt.

We are born into this life, unlike Israel we had a choice. It is there that belief ends and knowledge begins. I don’t believe anything. I know because I am born in to the family of God not by attaining but by loving and living each day with the experiential knowledge of my relationship with my God and his people.


•06/14/2015 • Leave a Comment

I hear a babbling brook as it ambles through the meadow.

Spewing forth it sloshes and drops as words upon the rocks and shore.

Declaring what a great river it is yet,  Still you are a babbling brook.

It is true that one day you will travel far enough to eventually mingle with a great river.

But in the end you will disappear into a great Ocean and become so absorbed by it,

That you will only be a part of something much bigger than the babbling brook.

Spew on little one while you can.

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