Changed for Life

” We…are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory”

Corinthians 3:18

We all want that nice beach house on the ocean, but through change and erosion, you can see that this beach is one more storm away, from having waves crash into the beach house, as people sit and watch television in the living room. Erosion is a constant thing as we walk our paths through this journey, we may not see this erosion, simply because we are too busy out there living our lives. We all in this society have become so engulfed, with trying to be the one to bring the next big thing, that we all have lost focus on what is truly going on around us. We all want so much for that five minutes of fame, we don’t focus on who we truly are anymore, which leads us into the world of, ” I am better than you”.

We are all working so hard to buy all the material things and showing them off to all those around, that when we buy these things, we don’t really look too deep into things like erosion and the effects it will have in the future. These material things are just that and we can’t take them with us when this journey ends. So, begs the question? Then what really do these material things hold for us? I can see the short answer of having the beach house, so one can walk the beach whenever they wish, but when erosion comes into play and takes away that beach, now it becomes very hard to walk the beach, as now you need not be afraid of the ocean and become a very good swimmer, which most are not.

Erosion is a huge part of this journey, it will affect every aspect of the land around us, whether at the beach, or maybe a cabin in the woods, or even within all the houses being developed around us. A lot of these houses and as the developers don’t want us to know, as they will never sell a home? Are being built on either swampland or old landfills that have been filled in. They may think they are filling in a hole in the ground to develop some homes, but nobody thinks of the erosion that comes to us, from this planet that we walk our paths on. Climate change, global warming, are all terms that some makeup to make a profit, but these terms have always been around through the word ” Erosion”, as mother nature changes this planet, with the help of erosion.

Some may think they can change the beach with the help of some heavy equipment? What they never admit to is, you simply can not fight mother nature, nor the fury of the ocean during a raging storm. Erosion has been around since the beginning of time, then lies the problem of we the people, especially those within the walls of Washington DC, as all they want is to put more money in their pockets, leaving the ones struggling through the erosion, standing there holding the bag, as now their beautiful beach home is in jeopardy, from the power of erosion and being dismantled before their eyes.

You build a nice little cabin in the woods, with beautiful mountains all around you. As you build this cabin, all you are thinking about is, all the peace and serenity you will have away from this crazy society. Well, the one important thing that slips our mind as we build is, the exact location of the cabin, while we look up at the mountains, to determine what would erosion do, as it eats away from the mountain? Where will those boulders go as the erosion eats away at the mountain? Will this cabin slip away into the river below while the erosion eats all the tundra beneath it? These are all very good questions, but these are questions we overlook, simply because we want so bad of these things, we then look away from them, thinking…Oh!!! This will never happen to me? Yes, there may be that chance that it will never happen, but!!! We must always keep in mind the chances, so we can be better at the decisions we make, while the changes of erosion are happening all around us.

Everything that happens as we walk our paths of this journey, happens for a reason, but we never get into the reasons, because we fear more of the negative reasons, so we look away from them, then later when things start going south…we then ask ourselves why? When things around us happen, we then need to find out why did this happen, so we can truly understand better, as we then try to keep moving forward along our paths. Because we do not want to know the reasons why something happened, will have us regress and move backward, which then has us, lose faith in not just everything around us, but lose the truth of everything around us, which then leads us into the self-destruction of everything we do.

Erosion has and will always happen right before our eyes, we need to look at this as, how can I better understand this moving forward, instead of looking at it as a way to profit from it, which then has us robbing one another, of all our hard-earned work, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. Everything erodes over time, even we ourselves erode over time, remember those things you once did when you were younger? Well here you are later in life and now you can not do what you once did. Erosion is a huge part of this journey through life, it is time we start looking at it, to truly understand it, so we all can be better as we walk our paths through this journey, to be true of who we are, and live our lives in the peace and happiness, that Jesus Christ showed us, while he walked this journey here with us.

” Erosion has been in this journey since the beginning of time, but we still do not truly want to know and understand anything about it”

” People, land, beaches, mountains, there is nothing that erosion will not affect, we must understand it, before the erosion takes everything away”

The Brevity of Life

” What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes”

James 4:14

The band named Kansas has a song out there that sums it up in the title of the song, ” Dust in the wind”. We are all just dust in the wind, that blows around as we walk our paths of this journey, we are a blade of grass that gets blown in the wind, and are just a part of the landscape around us. There is nothing here within this journey that is forever, just look at this tree, or what’s left of it after the power of lightning got a hold of it. Just like we need to do the cultivating along our paths, mother nature does the cultivating of all the landscape around us. You just do not know how long this journey will last for you, either you are here for a short time, or a bit longer, so you need to cultivate properly so this journey will bring you all the fruit, instead of the pits, of all that is around you.

We all need to face it sooner or later, face the facts that one day this journey will end for us, yes this is a sad day, but one even sadder to all those we hold dear, as now you are taken from them. Can you ever be ready for this day? Who knows, as once this journey ends, it is not like you can communicate this to those around you. All we can do while we are here is, prepare ourselves for this day, prepare our paths to the best ability we can, so those that walk behind us can keep moving forward in your honor. Some may ask, why do some need to die on this journey? Maybe simply look deep within mother nature, to see that much of nature also die off, so the future can be greener and more vibrant. With all the ugliness, hatred, and the attacking of one another, maybe this is the way of the Lord, sending us a message that we need to come together in unity or die apart from another in the division?

Grief is a part of life within this journey, when we do not grieve properly, now we open ourselves up, to a whole lot of issues as we walk our paths, It’s these issues then, that turn us into someone/something we are not. From the process of not grieving properly, this is what has us, not cultivating our paths as we should, so this journey can be full of peace and joy at every turn. The Brevity of life may be short, but life itself does not have to bring great pain either.

The grass is green and vibrant, but just don’t look at the grass, look through the grass and see all the vibrancy all around that blade of grass. Sometimes we never look around us to see what is there, we walk around with blinders on and see only what we want to see, as we totally miss what we need to see, so we can walk through our paths properly, along this journey of life. There are so many cancers throughout this journey, sometimes we let our focus become blurry of the rest of what is around us, the cancers of life, when you look deeper into the cancer, it goes a lot deeper than any disease, there are many cancers that will come to us, and many more that we never truly understand, only because we chose not to understand, only to walk around, instead of hitting it head-on.

Sometimes like within the world we live in today, we think that we are entitled to everything around us, we do not want to share anything with anybody, we take so much for granted, that we then lose sight of everything around us. We can’t have everything and we also can not take it with us, when this journey comes to a close either. So there is no real answer to any of what is going on around us today, just that we have not only lost sight of reality, even worse, we have lost sight of each other as well, which would explain all the division all around us. What is happening all around us, is not true of who we are, cause when we are who we are in the eyes of God, there is zero negativity, there is zero bitterness, this is all on us, and we need to fix our wrongs before it becomes too late, then the ride through this journey comes to an end, leaving us all with regret, for what we should have done, instead of what we failed to do. Life is full of Brevity, we need to understand totally from it, or forever be within the doubt and the regret that will keep us from walking our paths through this journey, in the peace, joy, and serenity, for which we all so deserve.

” Through Brevity comes longevity, it is time we truly understand before it becomes too late”

” We are the cultivators of our paths, like mother nature is the cultivator of all the landscape around us”

Be Free


“Draw near to God and he will draw near to you”

James 4:8

You ever get your hand stuck inside a vase, then call for help to get it out, the help says for you to outstretch your hand, as they try to pull the vase from your hand, but you say back to them, if I do that then I drop whatever it is within my hand? We of this society are very similar to this situation, we are so afraid to let go, so we can be free from whatever it is that is holding us back.

We of this society will let fear of anything control who we truly are, this fear will stop us from moving forward and keep us running in circles with no true direction. When the fear of anything comes to us, we then shut down, bury who we truly are deep within, as to try to keep all the pain and hurt away from us. All our true feelings and emotions get buried so deep within along with our true selves, that we then feel nothing and our hearts go cold. When our hearts are cold, we then stop acknowledging Jesus Christ, which then his blood doesn’t flow through and warm our hearts, and even worse, his love gets lost among all the ugliness that surrounds us.

Trust is the word of the day. Trust is what helps us keep all fear at bay, trust is when you truly have trust in yourself, to overcome anything that may come to you. When we have trust in ourselves as well as Jesus Christ, there is no fear that will come to us and bring us great pain. I get the fact that there may be some life events that we can not control and come to wreak havoc on us, but when these events come, it is more important than ever, for us to have complete trust in ourselves as well as Jesus Christ. Simply because once the fear takes a hold of us, once the fear grabs us within the big cold hands, it is very hard to break free from that fear. it is not impossible to break free, but it then takes very hard work on us, as it then consumes us so much, that, yes we may get back to who we are, just not totally of who we could have been, as we have used up so much energy, that now we struggle to get away from any fear moving forward, plus now we even fear the fear.

We can be as free as we want to be, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. We get so focused on just keeping up with the Jones sort of speak, that we totally forget about walking this path for ourselves. We let everything affect us, and struggle with letting go of anything, so we can move forward better and stronger. This journey is not about us walking it for another, this journey works best if we walk it for ourselves, then as others see this and do the same, now you have a healthy journey, where we all can walk our paths in peace and happiness. Plus when we acknowledge the blood of Christ within our hearts, he then warms our body and soul as well, while his love leaks out of us, and into all those around us.

When my journey finally comes to a close, I want to be an Eagle. A big powerful bird that flies through the skies with no worries, they are so strong they fly so effortlessly no matter how strong the winds are. Watching an Eagle take to the sky and flap those wings with such a force to get really high in the sky, then just simply glide all through the ” big blue yonder”, as they catch those wind currents just right. The Eagle is such a Majestic bird, a bird that its beauty shines from afar, a bird that sees his dinner from so high above and within the waters below, then swoops down and snatches it with the greatest of ease. The Eagle just does its thing along its journey and does not let the fear get in its way, or it wouldn’t be able to soar at such high heights, with the greatest of ease.

Letting go isn’t all about cleaning out the basement, or cleaning out the car. To really let go is about cleaning out yourself, taking stock in your life, seeing where you were, where you are, to get to where you want moving forward. It is kind of like being a hoarder, where you are so afraid to throw anything away, so your house becomes so cluttered with crap, you can’t even walk around the house correctly. The difference is, you have become a Hoarder of your life, where there is so much clutter within yourself, that now you can’t see clearly along your path of the journey. The journey then becomes so heavy that now, you don’t even want to walk anywhere anymore, not just that you don’t want to, you just have no clue of the direction, because of all the inner clutter. Let go, be free, fly the open skies like the bird in this picture, as you let go, so does the heaviness of trying to take off and be free, then you can see clearly along your path, to walk through this journey, to be free, within the peace and happiness, that Jesus Christ showed us, on his journey here with us. Let go and be free, so we all can be everything we want, throughout this journey of life, as peace and happiness surround us all.

” Fly away, be free, don’t let the clutter weigh you down and bring great pain in all you do”

” Focus on yourself more and get away from the focus of others, so you can truly be free to fly the heights you want throughout this journey”

Within the Kingdom of God, Jesus cultivates us all

” To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God? It is like a Mustard seed…once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants”

MK 4:30a, 31a, 32

The Kingdom of God is far and wide, It holds so much within it, that we would never see it all, even if we went out and explored every day throughout this journey of life. Then you have Mother Nature within this Kingdom, even when you get out and explore one area, as mother nature then changes it with even more beauty for us to see. The Kingdom of God is so vast, but yet, we take so for granted just how vast it truly is. God created all this around us, not so we can attack one another, not so we can take it all for granted, he did so, for us all to come together in unity, to walk through this journey, in the peace and joy, his son Jesus showed us when he came and walked his path here with us on this journey.

This bird flying freely within the Kingdom of God, without a care or a worry with each flap of the wings, simply taking in all the true beauty of what is God’s Country, this is what God had in mind for all of us, until we the people started getting away, for what this journey truly is all about. The trees within this picture started as a seed, then mother nature became the Farmer and sown these trees into a beautiful part of all the beauty we see around us. Look deeply into the horizon of this picture, take in mind that throughout all these mountains, there is plenty of wildlife that lives within them. That’s the problem in this society, if we can not see something, we then lose all belief in anything else out there, which explains why so many have walked away from the house of the Lord today. When you truly look deeply into that horizon, then you will totally see everything and not just a picture of a landscape.

A Farmer is one who cultivates the land, throughout the many societies the Farmer’s job has always stayed the same, to take care of the land, so they can bring the fruits of their labor to us all. Throughout time, the tools for the Farmer have changed, just like mother nature has changed the landscape throughout God’s country, to bring even more beauty to us all. There are many trades within this journey, with all the trades, there are also many tools for each trade. Now, these tools will be very different from one another, as they are specific to the job they were designed for. Very true all these tools have changed over time, only because they are designed to make our jobs easier, so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor, as we walk our paths to be better and stronger moving forward.

In many ways we the people of this society have failed each other throughout this journey, we have stopped short of coming together in unity, as we attack one another, we have stopped looking deeply within what we see, and totally judge one another from a glance, without truly knowing each other deeply. We say we want to get out within mother nature, then we leave a big mess in our wake, we do not clean up properly as we walk the trails of nature, yes mother nature will cultivate this land and keep it beautiful, but when we the people leave our trash, instead of disposing of it properly, eventually there will be no more beauty for any of us to see.

God was the first farmer as he created all this for us all to enjoy, then came the farmer to cultivate the land, bringing much fruit to us all, but mother nature has always been there to cultivate the landscape that God brought us. We the people and when we stay true to who we are, with the faith in ourselves, as well as Jesus Christ, can and will bring much hope to each other, but with our actions toward each other, the hope has become lost, while the faith has become buried deep within us, as we have become so divided, that we can not even say a simple hello to our neighbors anymore. This journey through life is so much better when we come together in unity, it is this division that will bring to us, all the hatred, ugliness, and chaos that we see today. We the people started all this ugliness, we the people can end it as well, if only we come together in unity, come together within the house of the Lord, so we can truly see deeply of what we see within the horizon, of the true landscape that God created for us all. We all walk our paths through this journey of life, with unity we can overcome anything we set out to do, as we walk within the peace and joy that Jesus taught us, at the time of his journey here with us.

” God gave us the farmer to help mother nature cultivate and sow the seeds, for all the fruits of this land”

” The birds fly through the skies with ease as they glide into the horizon of life, so we can look deeply into that horizon to truly see all its beauty”

God’s Country

” Peace I leave with you, My Peace I give to you”

John 14:27

So pristine, and so different as you explore one journey through mother nature to another. With each trail you walk in the depth of the woods, there is nothing the same, no two trails are alike, and while walking deeply into that thick forest, not only do you learn how great God’s country truly is, but you learn of yourself and to have great confidence in what you do.

God created all this beauty for us all to explore and enjoy, he gave us all this room to spread our wings and relax within the beauty, but we the people and our actions, are ruining all this beauty and even without truly getting out to explore and enjoy it moving forward. Although there are some who are getting out to explore, just for all the wrong reasons, like on Facebook there is a page called, I hiked the 4,000 footers club, well because of this, up in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, you have an overload of hiker’s, but instead of hiking for the great reward of the beauty of mother nature, they are hiking just to post on this club’s page for all to see and receive their 5-minutes of fame. There still are some who hike for the true beauty and respect the land, as the drama posters will hike and leave a mess in their wake.

These trails may seem endless at first glance, they may seem like they are so deep within the thick cover of the trees, but when you become comfortable and gain confidence within mother nature, the trails before you will lead you to peace, joy, and serenity. They will lead you to so much beauty, you then become overwhelmed within the thickness of the trees, as you follow the trails, get around all the twists and turn., Then as it pops out right in front of you, the reward from the beauty takes your breath away, as you marvel in its beauty. There are many trails to explore within the beauty of mother nature, these trails will show you just how much the Earth’s floor will change with each step, these trails will bring out all the differences all around you, then as you keep moving forward, will see just how the differences come together, to form so much beauty.

True that these thick forests within mother nature, can also hold some scary times if you don’t move about correctly, they will show you of all the wilderness and the different animals that may lurk within the thick forest, yes these animals are not domestic and are wild, and yes you should be very wary of them, but if you show them respect and you know how to act around them, the chances of them coming at you will decrease, as you both can then enjoy all the true beauty all around you. There is nothing like it, when you truly enjoy all the trails within this journey of life, as now you not only learn of yourself but all that is around you at the same time.

” This journey of life has so many paths to venture down and explore, so unless we change our current actions, then maybe a lot of this beauty will be no more”?

Walk the trail with confidence, hear the snapping of the twigs with each step, if the surroundings are all pine trees? Then feel the softness of the pine needles that fall from trees to the ground below. As you come across a stream to get across, stop, listen to the running water, as it cuts its way through the earth, as it too has a journey throughout this beauty. Listen to the wind whistling through the trees, the many kinds of birds, singing their many tunes with each other. Even if you listen really closely, you can actually hear the earth’s heartbeat, as you repeat step by step along her floor. All these trails and so little time to truly get out and explore, especially when some with their actions do nothing but destroy all that is around them. The mountain trails truly showcase the beauty within God’s Country, They will reward us with breathtaking views, they will also bring discomfort when we do not respect the trails and all that wander them as well. The trails within mother nature may be different than the trails within our paths of this journey through life, but that does not mean to disrespect, trash, and take bad actions to all those around us, The trails are part of this journey, God created a great home for us all, I think if we want to better at respecting everything around us, maybe we should start by changing our actions, get back to sharing the love of Jesus not just within our hearts, but sharing with each other, so we all can venture out to explore all that mother nature has to offer. We may walk our paths within this journey, but it is the trails within the paths, that totally keep us grounded, to be better and stronger moving forward, throughout this journey of life.

” The trails may seem small, but they are a huge part of getting through the thick forests that make up what is, God’s Country”

What is Lurking around the next corner?

” The morning dew of the great outdoors, with all its mysterious views”

The many journeys within this journey of life will have you exploring all that you want while enjoying all the true beauty that Mother Nature holds for us to see.

The night sky gives way to the light of day, you roll over in your sleeping bag, to get a peek out the window of the tent and all you see is the fog of the morning dew. The night sky within the wilderness has no lights from a city sky, it is total darkness, with your senses going crazy with all the sounds off in the distance. You sit by the campfire and relax within the sounds of silence, then a sudden sound of a twig snapping, races the heart alarms your excitement. Your adrenaline level is now full, as now you jump at any kind of sound that is out of your normal. With each passing minute of the dark sky, you hear different sounds that not just intrigue, but have you reaching for a weapon, as you do not know what it is? Then a sound of an Owl chatting with another, then a pack of coyotes howling at the night’s moon, all while the crickets consume most of the noise, from the night sky. You go back to the campfire as now you need to add more wood before it goes out, and with your adrenaline level at its peak, the last thing is for the fire to go out, now you have zero light within the night sky.

With all the different noises of the night sky around you, you walk to the banks of the rivers shore, to look out within the darkness, to look up into the night sky, you can not see too far out into the river, but as you look up into the night sky, you can see more stars than you have ever seen before, you can actually see all the other planets, that are also within the orbit of space, just like the planet that you walk your journey within. now your imagination wakes up and has your mind wandering on many things, as now you forget about the coyotes in the distance and your adrenaline level goes down a bit, so you can let the night sky relax you within the unknown.

You go back to the campfire to restoke the fire and sit to watch the flames, as you become hypnotized from the dancing flames. The campfire is like a form of therapy and therapy so strong, that without saying a word, your body is so relaxed, it becomes hard to get up out of the chair. Your eyes are getting heavy, your head is bopping up and down, you glance at your watch and decide it’s time to retire to the tent, so you go through your nightly checklist to secure everything from maybe a bear or whatever may visit in the night? You poke at the fire and add a log or two? to keep a dim light within your camp, to hopefully keep the animals at bay? You now enter into the tent and ready your bed for the night, as you slip into the sleeping bag, you then just lay there with eyes closed, as the night sky puts you to sleep for the night.

As you wake to the sounds of the morning birds singing their tunes, you stretch your arms as you yawn from a good night’s rest. As you sit up in the bed, you open the window of the tent to look out, you see the morning dew has created a thick fog and you can’t see much at all. You also notice the temperature drop overnight as you get a bit of a chill, so you exit the tent to start a fire for some warmth and put on a pot of coffee to perk its fresh aroma within the sounds of the morning sky. While by the campfire and waiting for the coffee to perk, you look around and notice a Deer out for its stroll, this makes you forget about the morning chill, as you watch the true beauty of nature right before your eyes. You never know what will lurk out of the morning fog, but this time was nothing but beauty as far as you can see. Now your eyes are opening wide to all that is around, the fire burning within the pit, and the coffee is ready for consumption, so as you sip the coffee and look out into the river, the sun begins to break, as it begins to clear the morning fog, you think to yourself, it is going to be a good day within the beauty of mother nature.

There is so much to explore within mother nature, but you never get ahead of yourself or even let any kind of stress dictate where you are going, simply because you forget about any kind of time frame, just relax and take it all in at your leisure. There is no honking of any horns to get you to speed up, it about simply taking in all the beauty that is around you, without any signs saying to rush or move faster. You are now on the time of nature, as you look up in the sky, see where the sun is, to determine the time of day. The longer you stay out within mother nature, the more in tune you become with all its beauty, the more you respect everything around, even the wildlife as you realize that you are within their home now. Just as mother nature can be full of mystery, so can everything else you may encounter throughout this journey, but as you get more in tune with everything, you clearly find that you need not let the fear keep you from enjoying all the true beauty that is everywhere around you.

” We fear so much along this journey, that there are times we do not truly walk our paths as properly as we should”

” Life is too short to let any kind of fear control us in any way, so get out and explore so the fear, we can not fear anymore”

Bridge over troubled waters


” Cast your burden on the Lord, and he shall sustain you”

Psalm 55:22

Years ago I came across this oft-quoted prayer:

” God grant me the serenity to accept things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference”

This prayer expresses an important thought, one we should all pray and live.

We all within our paths of this journey, are or have fought a hidden battle, maybe even many battles, it is these battles that make us into who we are, it is how we fight these battles, pick ourselves up from the falls of the battles, heal our scars from the battles, as we then try to move forward along our paths, to be better and stronger and walk with as little pain and hurt as we can. I get that we think we are alone in the battle and it may feel like it is you against the world, but in reality, there are many more fighting these battles, and even still, there are even many more, that are fighting the same battles as you, just they do not say anything, so they can try to portray as being strong to all those around them.

We all have become so comfortable with hiding our true selves to each other, that now we do not even think twice, to further bringing even more fake realities to all those around us, and even so that, for so many of us, this journey through life has become one big gigantic lie. Let’s not forget, when you say one small lie today, eventually that lie keeps getting bigger and bigger, as now we do not even know how to escape the hold, that the lie has on us, till it eventually suffocates us to a point of no return. Then as the lie suffocates us, now the power of denial gets a hold of us, and that’s a power that can and will, control every fiber of our being.

The battles that we may fight on the outside are nothing, compared to the battles that come to us on the inside. these battles strip us of everything that we are, we hide within ourselves, we bury very deeply our true feelings and emotions, our hearts go cold, as we do not let the blood of Jesus pass through and warm it and our souls, then without the blood of Jesus, now his love gets buried deeply as well. When the heart goes cold, it makes it very easy to no longer resist the temptations that Satan will bring to us, then as we let Satan control us, we know lose all the empathy and remorse within us as well.

This journey through life can and will be as long and as good as we want it to be, but we have to “want” it when we give up, then who knows where this journey will take us, or even worse, who really knows when we will be taken from this journey, and yet still, who knows what lies ahead after this journey comes to an end. With all the different cancers around the world, who really knows just when the journey will end? Whether a disease will get us, or maybe we will end each other, or for whatever reason, we end it ourselves? No matter what, we need to still walk through our paths of this journey, we need still to try to keep putting our best foot forward, no matter of how much pain we may go through, because when we keep plugging and never give up, this is how we then become rewarded, by keeping the faith in Jesus and ourselves, as now the hope will always be there, so the Holy Spirit will then give us the power to overcome the battles, heal ourselves of our troubles, as we keep moving forward along our paths, throughout this journey of life, no matter how long or short, this journey may-be?

There are many battles all around us, whether the battle is on a battlefield, or the battle is within us, it is still a battle and we need to overcome the battle, so we can keep moving forward on our paths of this journey. It then becomes on us for just how we fight the battle, or simply just ignore it, as it furthers us into a spinning turmoil, which we then lose the direction for which we were going. When the direction is lost before us, then a whole domino effect happens, which now we simply just wander in circles, instead of truly walking our paths through this journey of life. When you see someone walking in circles, don’t just keep walking like he/she does not exist? cause one day that may be you doing the circling, as we never know what battles are being fought within each other, so as you issue bad words out of your mouth at another, remember of the battles, and how if it were you, would you want it done to you? Life can be short, life can be long, no one really truly knows? So let’s walk together in unity and harmony, so we all can be at the peace and the joy, that Jesus wants for us all, throughout this journey of life.

” There have been so many battles fought throughout Mankind, but what we all forget is, we also have fought many battles deep within as well”

” The fake reality is nothing more than a lie that keeps getting bigger and bigger and consumes us all”

Clear the Conscious… Clear the Mind

” I myself always strive to have a conscious without offense toward God and Men”

Acts 24:16

” Keep conscious clear, then never fear”

Benjamin Franklin

Having a good conscience is the best way we keep healthy as we walk our paths of this journey, without a clear conscience we then become like, a rudderless ship at sea, or maybe a missile without a guiding system. Without a clear conscience then our minds get full of clouds, that lead us into turmoil and darkness. Just like the dark clouds of the storm hover above these mountains, they will also hover over each of us, when our consciences become clouded and lead us into the dark times, while the waters within the storm get churned up before us.

The conscience mind is what steers us away from all fear, it is what keeps us from offending or taking offense of all that is around us. When we let this Political Correction that surrounds us now, control everything we do, this is when we let the dark clouds enter within our conscience and lose sight of where we are truly going. We become lost along our paths, as the dark clouds of judgments, steer us in the wrong direction within this journey of life.

The Human Mind and the Human brain, are two of the most complex things we will ever encounter along this journey, and they are both within us every step of the way throughout this journey. When everything we do is all good, everything lines up correctly with no issues, then we move forward without even thinking of our conscience mind? but when things are not so good, the dark clouds become so thick and surround us at every turn, we still do not think of the conscious mind, as we tend to blame other things or even another within this journey. When the dark clouds get so thick, we then fear whatever is around the next turn, we fear so much that we stop moving forward and in a lot of ways, we become stagnate within this journey.

While we are growing up within a society of many, and with everything it throws at us, we lose sight of all other things that are important to us in being truly healthy along our paths. We want so much to just fit in with all that is around us, we lose sight of really fitting incorrectly, and fitting in to be just be hiding in plain sight. Just like when you bring your car in for preventive maintenance, we also need a kind of preventive maintenance, this is how we keep ourselves as healthy as we can, but if we never take the proper care of our conscious mind, then we will not only fear all that is around us, the dark clouds that hover over us, will become thicker with no sight of any light within them.

When Jesus came and walked his journey here with us, there were plenty of dark clouds all around, Jesus taught us how to get through the darkness and into the light. True Jesus was tempted by Satan and the darkness, but he also showed us that, when we kept true to ourselves, kept the faith in him and ourselves, we to can escape the darkness, then walk into the light of salvation. You do not have to be the most powerful person or the smartest person, even they walked through their paths like us, just they kept true to themselves, kept true to Jesus, so they can walk through the darkness unscathed, as they now prosper within the light of this journey through life. Yes, there may seem to be a lot within this journey, but when we walk through correctly, this is how this journey seems easy, this is how this journey rewards us along our paths, and when we properly do preventive maintenance on ourselves, this is how we also can walk through the darkness unscathed, then walk into the light better and stronger throughout this journey of life.

Very true that self-criticism of ourselves is the hardest and painful thing we will ever do, but when we do self-criticism correctly, it also can be the most rewarding thing we will ever do. We only fear self-criticism because we have lost touch with our conscious mind, When we keep in touch with our conscious mind, this is how we truly stay healthy, with our mind, body, and soul. We all of this society do not want to work at anything anymore, we just want to lounge around, while everything comes to us? Nothing worth the while will ever come to us if we first do not put in the time, so we can walk our paths correctly throughout this journey. When we neglect the work for a long time, yes it will bring great pain at the beginning, but when we get through that, it then becomes easier with each step of our paths. True success lies deep within each of us, it is not about the success we have on the outside, although this may help in our physical journey, in our spiritual journey, it’s all about the true success deep within our conscious and our minds.

” The conscious mind is within us all, and is very important on how we walk through this journey of life”

” The clear conscious keeps us from all fear, when the conscious becomes clouded and dark, the fear becomes stronger all around us”

Setting a table we all share

” He said to them. This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many”

MK 14:24

The Priest sets the table at the Alter, as he gets ready to share the most Holy, Body, and Blood of Christ, with us all. Jesus Christ is everywhere around us and all we need to do is, have complete faith and acknowledge his presence, then we shall feel his blood flowing through our hearts, just like the water flows over the falls and into the pool below. When at church and receiving these gifts, this is the physical way of accepting Jesus within us, the spiritual way is, us believing in him with every fiber of our being.

Jesus is everywhere around just like all the different bodies of water we see wherever we may be. No matter which way we travel along our paths, or whichever direction we go at the crossroads, there will be a body of water that we will pass by, Jesus will be with us at every step along this journey and especially when we truly believe with the faith in him as well as ourselves. When we Pray properly, this is the true communication with Jesus that he will communicate back, by giving us his signs, to follow along our paths, these signs we will see as we truly believe in him, so he can lead us to the path of righteousness and away from all the temptations of Satan himself.

With all the ugliness and the hatred we see all around us, should be a bright red flag to us all, that we need to get back to the power of Prayer, get back to sitting with the Priest as he sets the table at the Alter and gets ready to share the gifts with us all. So we then can truly feel the blood of Christ flowing through our hearts and warming our entire body with his love. Then we all can share this love with each other, as the hatred and the ugliness disappears from this journey. When we share the love of Jesus that’s within our hearts, it then becomes that much easier to walk our paths throughout this journey of life, we then will put in the work to clear the paths as we go, making for a smoother walk for all those who will be walking behind us. This world needs more good Shepard’s to lead properly, and will bring us onto the side of good, as right now we have some who say they are Shepards? Who is bringing us deeper into the darkness of evil?

Even though the days before Christ, you had the darkness of evil, just like we have this same darkness now, so very true that the darkness will always be there, as well as the light, the common denominator to all this is, ” We the People”. When you have darkness and light, just like the light of day and the dark of night, it then becomes totally on we the people and not just how we react to them, but how we put forth our actions within the dark or the light, toward each other, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. We all may think we are smarter than one another, we may think that attacking one another is okay? Well, you can clearly see just how this is turning out, no matter where you turn today. The problems of today clearly lie at the feet of each one of us, as with our actions, we don’t think through the ramifications of our actions moving forward. Then as we do not feel the blood of Jesus flowing through our hearts and warming our bodies, we now have lost all feelings of everything all around us.

With the true faith and belief in Jesus Christ as well as ourselves, we will always feel his blood within us, then our bodies will be warm with his love, for then we can share with each other, but when our hearts are cold, we then have nothing to share and even worse, when it comes time for the journey to end, we know have run out of chances to accept the blood of Jesus within us and join him within the world of eternal salvation, which now we enter into the uncertain world of, Purgatory. Within Purgatory, we now enter into the unknown with no true direction, just like as we walked our paths of the journey, without feeling the blood of Christ within our hearts and souls, at least in this journey, we have a chance to fix what we need to fix, in the world of Purgatory, we have no clue if we will have any chances at all. So let’s set our tables at the Alter correctly, so we can truly feel the blood of Christ pass through our hearts and warm our bodies and souls with his love, as he guides us to the path of righteousness, and away from all temptation, so we can share his love with each other, as we walk our paths through this journey of life, in the peace and joy of Jesus Christ. May we never lose sight of the signs that Jesus brings to us, so as we walk through the shadows of darkness, we will always get back to the true light of Jesus Christ.

” The body and blood of Jesus is always within us, we need to acknowledge him to truly feel his love”

” Set the table correctly everyday, to walk further each and every day throughout this journey”

The many Changes throughout this journey of life

” God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble”

Psalm 46:1

” Lord may every earthly loss serve to lead me to the cross, whatever good things come and go in this life, let the cry of my heart always be, ” God is all I need””

Billy Graham

Throughout this journey of life, there will be so many changes that will cross our paths, they will have our heads spinning, and even so much, we will then become so confused, we get lost with which direction to go. The loved ones that we lose, the friendships that get lost, these are just two of the changes we face, that will change who we are or become, there are so many other changes and very different changes from each other, that no wonder why we of this society have become so broken and confused, not too mention the fact that, we have lost who we truly are as well.

These two pictures I have here, are of the same quarry, but two different looks into the quarry. This is a slate quarry within the state of Vermont, back in a time way before ours within this society, these slate quarries were happening, and a thriving industry, settlements, and townships were created around these quarries, just so they had the labor to keep mining these quarries. Now, these quarries are not so thriving and a lot of the townships, have become Ghost towns, for us to explore as we wish. Back within this time, they did not have the technology of today, but if you explore these Ghost towns, it makes you wonder, just how they built up these towns, with many of the buildings still standing today. Those back in these times really knew how to build, and as I look at some of the buildings of today, those from that time, have built a better product than those of today. Makes you really think of, just how out of focus we have become, simply because of all the power, control, and greed.

Each society throughout this journey is supposed to be better than the last, I get that, but in so many ways, we of this society have taken so many steps backward, than we have taken forward. With all the technology at our fingertips today, but yet how dumb we have become as well, yes, we have some of the smartest minds among us, but as they step out of their labs, they then become so dumb within everyday life. We all want to either invent or be part of the next best thing so bad, that now we lose sight of all the everyday things and not just lose sight, but now we look at all those around us as, not being on the same level as each other anymore. I get that some may be more gifted than others, the IQ of some may be higher than others, but that does not mean, we are different than each other. It is totally on us the people of this society, that this great technology we have, has in some ways, knocked us backward, instead of forward.

Just like in societies of the past, not everybody had a hand in the next best thing, the problem within this society is, we get so jealous of each other for this, that now hatred for one another comes into play, and when hatred gets involved, now you add in a whole different beast, that will grab a hold of us and bring us into a world so ugly, that now we all become someone for who we are not, just to try to avoid all the pain and hurt that will come to us as well. You have leaders of countries today, that are so focused on world dominance, that they will do anything they can to get away with, just so they can achieve this. They do not care who they hurt, maim, or kill either, they want all the power, control, and greed they can get, and when they get it, then we all will suffer such great pain, that none of us will be of who we truly are anymore.

Sumer, located within Mesopotamia, was the first known society of Mankind. There have been many societies within Mankind, but we of this society, have become so out of focus lately, that we think we are the first and only society, that really matters throughout this journey of life. I have a newsflash for you, sometimes it is okay to glance back, not just to see what happened back then, but to see where we once were, so we can fix what we need to fix, in order to move forward better and stronger. Each society throughout this journey, is so very different from one another, that sometimes we need to see what they did, whether right or wrong, so we don’t fall into the same traps they fell into as they moved forward. Some of the Engineers back then, in some ways, were as smart or even smarter than the ones of today. but like all other societies throughout this journey, we all go through many changes as well, and when we do not accept and adapt, to these changes correctly, this is what makes or breaks the entire society, not to mention, the people within the society that want nothing for each other, but everything for themselves.

There were many people in each society, this society is no different than those societies in that respect, which goes to a good point, it is the people of each society and the actions they take, that will either make or break a society. Then you add into the equation of, power, control, and greed, now you have a beast so big, and so strong, that it may seem like we are doomed at whatever we do within the society. We of this society are at such a crossroad right now, we totally think that some will achieve this world dominance? Well, that is determined if we the people step up to the plate, wake up to the coffee of life, look the Bully square in the eyes, so we can put the fear of God right back into them, so they cower away like the true coward they are. You want to think or be better than the previous society? then step up to the plate, accept and adapt properly to all the changes that come our way, so we can end this great divide that divides us so much, to truly move forward and be better and stronger than the previous society. This journey through life isn’t all about me, it is about us, and how I can contribute, so we can totally be better for it, then just maybe this society in the name of God, can truly be, the best society moving forward. We have all the tools to do it, now it is on we the people, and our actions toward one another, that will determine our fate, as we move forward along our paths, through this journey of life.

” Change is something that none of us can avoid, which is why it becomes so much on how we accept and adapt to the change moving forward”

” Each society throughout this journey has had their greatness as well as their downfalls, that’s why we need to learn from the bad to be at our greatest”