A picture with no words…………

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It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words? With this picture from the London Times, there are no words. This picture was in the London Times twenty four hours after that tragic day of 9/11/2001. Change will come to each of us as we walk our paths through this journey of life and at different times to each of us, with such a tragic event, change comes to all of us at the same time and so wide spread.

The New York skyline has been changed forever to all of us throughout this world, not just we here in America have been affected by this event, so many worldwide have been affected as well. So many either have perished or are still feeling the effects from this tragic day. America will never feel the same as when we grew up before this tragic time.

For many of us within the last seventeen years, we will never forget where we were, nor what we were doing at the exact times of, not just when the Towers were struck, but when they crumbled to the ground in ruin. With each passing year from this tragic event and the change that has come, the pain will always be there, we just have to learn and change, of how we deal with it, so we than can move forward, better and stronger, to let peace and love overwhelm us, instead of what we see now, in all the ugliness and hatred.

Scars will mark us and remind us of times in our lives, that have brought much pain and tears, but these same scars do not have to stop us from moving forward better and stronger. Scars are the band aid that covers the open wounds, so the wound can heal us from the pain, without the scars then the pain and the bleeding will never stop, leaving us with no where to turn from the tragedies, the scars, the pain and the tears, are how we heal correctly and stay truly of who we are, which is full of the love of God, to share with each other as we walk through this journey of life.

The clouds of dust covering a portion of the city within the state of  New York, showing us just  how fragile everything around us is, where all that we build and in the blink of an eye, it all comes crashing down, leaving not just pain and tears among us, but a void within us all, that will always be there, no matter what we do to try to fill that void. Then as the dust lifts and everything becomes more clear, we then have no words, as the tears cover our faces, from seeing all the devastation and the rubble from such a tragedy. Through such a tragedy we witnessed so many helping others, that is truly of who we are, it’s all the other crap in this society just forces us to become someone for for we are not. America has changed forever and this is not the same America that I grew up within.

Change is all around us as we walk our paths of this journey and as we remember such a tragic event that 9/11 was, truly shows us that change can and will effect us in so many ways, there are various stages of change, with an event like 9/11, being as drastic as drastic can be, true there are some change being real suttle and barely noticeable, but no matter of the stage of change, we need to adapt and accept all change, so we than can move forward better and stronger.

The tears from the tragic event of 9/11 may have flooded our face, but the scars and the pain will never leave us even as we change, the scars and the pain will forever be within us, these scars then become a reminder of a terrible time, so we can change what we need to change, as we move forward better and stronger, as we walk our paths of this journey through life in the peace and happiness, that God envisions for each of us, only if we loved one another more, then the hate that is around us now will disappear, so we all can be at peace, in all we do throughout this journey.

 

” America has changed forever and will never be the same as we once knew it when we grew up”

” Through the tears comes pain and you can’t get rid of the pain without the tears”

” A picture is worth a thousand words, but with some pictures, there are no words”

” When you don’t adapt and except change, then change can bring great pain and tears”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A True American Hero

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” Is death the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening”

Sir Walter Scott

 

 

” It is not of the years in your life, it is more of the life within your years”

Bowlingchef

 

 

 

May you finally be at peace Senator John McCain, Thank you very much for your brave service in the United States Navy, as your journey through the Navy had it’s bright spots, as well as it’s dark and gloomy days. You Sir are a true Hero, as most would of cracked under all the pain and hurt you have gone through. You are exactly the type of person, for whom built this country, into the great country it has become and without men like you, only God knows of what might of become with the land of the United States of America. John McCain went from a Hero of the Vietnam war, to becoming  U. S. Senator, which he gave a huge part of himself, for the good of his fellow man, now some may not agree with his policies, or him as a person, but you simply can not deny, that he was most definitely, a true American Hero, for which we all can look up to, so we to can strive to walk our paths of this journey through life, as close to being the man that John McCain truly was.

Just as this Eagle looks down on us all, to protect and serve being the strong bird it is, now John McCain is looking down upon us all, to protect and serve us as best he can, while he appears before God, to receive his wings, which will help him get around to protect us all, for the same thing he did, while he was flying around for the Navy, doing what he loved to do.

John McCain came from a strong family with a strong family foundation, as his Dad and Granddad were both Admirals in the United States Navy, making him a third generation Navy man. After his days in the Navy ended, he then embarked on a path of Public service, which he had more than stepped up to the plate in many ways, throughout his career. John definitely lived a complete and genuine life, as a life that most only dream of. So no matter of what you think of John McCain the man, or the Politician, there is no denying that, he was a true American Hero of our time, who gave his all, for the good of us all, so we to can walk our paths of this journey through life, following the foot steps of such a great man.

This journey through life is not measured by how many years you have within it, This journey is totally measured by the life you live within the years you are so graciously given by God. When you walk your paths correctly, the journey will reward you with greatness and the one thing we so take for granted and that is, the respect we earn from all those around us, very much like the respect John McCain has earned throughout his journey. With this respect of all of us, truly has us feeling the love of God, that is deep within our souls, so we than can share this love with our true empathy, with each other as we walk our paths through this journey of life. When we walk through this journey correctly, the journey seems so simple, but when we bring all the other crap like, hatred, ugliness and corruption to this journey, is when the journey becomes very difficult for us all. So let’s take the John McCain approach as we walk our paths through this journey of life, so we all can live in peace and happiness, while we strive for greatness and the respect of all those around us.

 

” A true Hero does not look in the mirror and see a Hero, he becomes one with his actions for all those around him”

” Respect is a two way street and will never become a street of one way”

” God has so graciously given us this journey to walk our paths, it is how we repay him with our actions, that brings us much respect”

 

 

 

 

To Radicalize and Socialism is not truly of who we are…….

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” As many as are led by the spirit of God, these are sons of God”

Romans 8:14

 

” God is at work, even in the midst of the problems, pessimism and frustrations of our day, he alone is sovereign and that is why we can trust him, even when the way seems dark”

Habakkuk 1:5

 

While we walk through this journey of life, we walk our paths within a Society of many. Each Society over time is made up of all walks of life, no matter of who you are or, whatever religion, gender, or ideological thoughts you have, not even of whatever radical thoughts you may have, the problem with today’s society is, we are all walking within the clouds of our judgments, we all think in our own minds that, our way is the only way, only because we have lost the faith in Jesus Christ, which means that we have lost the true direction to the path of righteousness, for which Jesus had showed us, when he came to us and walked his journey here with us.

With some they may think they are above the law and operate in a reckless abandon kind of way, they cheat, steal, become very controlling and will abuse anybody that gets in their way. Some because they are so lost within themselves, will take complete advantage of, the weak minded and the young, so they can brainwash them to their sick and twisted ideologies and train them to not only be someone for who they truly are not, but have them do things that bring great harm, pain and hurt to the rest of us, simply because they know no better. All Religions are religions of peace, but those in the Muslim religion who are very radical, have twisted around the words in the Koran,  to suffice their sick and twisted ideologies.  Just like all who walk through this society in this journey of life, you have your good as well as the bad, just that we have become so fixated on the bad, makes it only seem as if the bad is winning in this crucial fight throughout mankind. We the people of this society have created all this hatred and ugliness around us and we the people, can simply uncreate it as well, all we have to do is truly believe and have complete faith in Jesus Christ, to guide us to the path of righteousness, where we all can walk this journey in the peace and happiness, we all so deserve.

With all the Terrorist acts that are happening Worldwide, you can clearly see that there are many who simply are not truly of who they are, then the talks of this thing called ” Radicalization”, shows of just how some want to totally have the power and control over the rest of us. Radicalization is nothing but a few picking out those who are either weak minded or young, to totally brainwash them, so they than can carry out their sick and twisted ideologies and bring much harm, pain and hurt to the rest of us, while through fear, they try to control everything around them. Back in the day to those who grew up through the 60’s, when they go against their up bringing, they were also known to be a Rebel and called a Radical of their time. Within today’s society and this Radicalization process, they have total taken this word and transformed it leaps and bounds, beyond what it truly means, The days of yesteryear and the times of today, are two totally different times, all the words and the ideologies, may be the same, it is just how they are translated within today’s society, which is nothing but creating more drama, hate and ugliness.

We all want to put our own stamp within the society for which we walk our journey in, but the problem then lies with the way we actually place the stamp within society. every society that has walked this journey through life, have their similarities to each other, true we can make improvements from one to another, but when we become too arrogant to realize that there have been mistakes made in past societies and we still repeat the process, shows of just how dumb we really are………. The solution is simple, it is okay to look back in the history of other societies, so we can fix what we need to fix properly, so we all than can move forward in our society, to not only be better and stronger, but walk our paths through this journey of life, in the peace and happiness that we all so deserve and with the total faith in Jesus Christ, we than can have the hope to do it with confidence in ourselves, as we truly feel the love of Jesus within our souls and share that love with each other.

 

” To radicalize is to be brainwashed, which in essence you are now a part of the “cult” of the dark side, known as the evil side”

” Socialism never works, just look at the country of Venezuela and all it’s ugliness”

” Words come to us in our minds first, then we speak the words with our mouths, somewhere in between we then put our own spin on the spoken word”

” The stamp of life we all so want to leave within the society we walk, the problem lies with how we actually go about placing that stamp”

 

 

 

 

The Clouds of constant Change…….

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” Just as the clouds in the sky change, so do we change, things around us change, circumstances change, fashions change, but through change done correctly, change can make us all better and stronger moving forward”

*** Bowlingchef***

 

With each passing storm, to the clear blue sky, the clouds will change into many formations even as we gaze into the wild blue yonder. Change will affect us in many ways, whether being positive or negative, but even through negative change, when we adapt properly to the change, we can change the change into a positive, to move forward better and stronger.

Very true when we are set in our ways, it makes us struggle to accept any change, we become depressed, we become very negative of everything around us, we get angry of everything, then stew within our own anger, but the biggest thing we do is, even without realizing of what we are doing, we lose focus of who we truly are, we become lost along our paths of this journey through life, then we through the depression part we make ourselves sick, of which we then let it affect the way we treat others.

A lot of times we have no control over change, which is the biggest thing that we tend to not accept of it, especially within this broken society, when we lose control of anything, we then become angry of anyone and everything around us. But if only we take the change in moderation, learn to accept it as it comes and then fix what we need to fix, so we than can accept and let the change flow as natural as it may, so we can walk our paths of this journey, as smoothly as we can.

The journey of life is not always smooth or walked down a prim rose path, it will throw you many curve balls, as you need to learn to adjust your swing, to hit the ball out of the park. The journey will have many bumps along the paths, that will bruise you and knock you down, but the best way of healing yourself from the pain and hurt of the knockdown is, all about the way you get up from the fall and keep moving forward along your path of this journey through life. Being able to adjust and adapt to any kind of change, will go along way toward reaching your destination of this journey and for most, the destination is to reach the path of righteousness, for which Jesus taught us, when he came to us and showed us how to walk our paths through this journey of life.

There is a big difference between right and wrong and when we are out of focus, because we let change take our focus away, we then lose our direction as we try to reach our destination along our paths, which is reaching the path of righteousness. Within this broken Society only proves, that many have lost their focus along their paths, which has us all walking in circles instead of in any certain direction, it is easy to just make a choice, but when that choice is either right or wrong and within the clouds of our judgments, shows just how easy it is to become lost within this journey. Which then takes away the peace and happiness, of all our paths, through this journey of life.

 

” As the clouds form, so do we within all the changes all around us”

” The changes of life do not have to define us, if only we keep the focus along this journey though life”

” The journey of life is not always full of roses and smooth as silk, but with our focus and within proper change, we can be as peaceful and happy as we want to be”

” As we walk our paths correctly accepting change, we will find true peace and happiness”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frozen in Time

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” If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness”

John 1:9

 

” create in me a clean heart o’ God and renew a steadfast spirit within me”

Psalm 51:10

 

Looks like a sheen of ice covering the rock in the middle of the picture, it’s just water frozen in time, as the camera snaps the shot at the perfect time. Just as this mountain stream flows peacefully down the mountain, we to can walk our paths of this journey in peace, when we truly believe and have faith in God, as he forgives us of our sins, so we can then forgive ourselves, to keep moving forward throughout this journey.

The mountain stream is more than water flowing down the mountain, it is a source to quench the thirst of all that is around it, The life of the stream is  of multi purpose, just like if we take a dresser we store clothes in and turn it into a desk for our home office. Everything has a purpose throughout this journey, just that we all have to find just what the purpose is, so we than can flow as peaceful as the stream down the mountain.

When we come back to the Lord, all we really have to do is, truly feel him within our hearts, so the warmth we feel passing through the heart, isn’t just our blood, but the blood of Christ his son, flowing through our hearts, throughout our bodies, filling us with his love, so we than can share that love with each other, while we all walk our paths of this journey, in the peace of God, just like the stream flowing down the mountain.

When you confess to God your sins, you are then wiping clean your slate, as God forgives you moving forward. When the slate is wiped clean, it is like starting over within a new life. When God forgives you, there is no trace of who you used to be, as now through God, you can truly be of who you truly are, so you now can walk your path with confidence and walk this journey in the peace and happiness, you so deserve. When we truly be who we are, keep in touch with our true feelings of love and empathy, there is really no room for any other crap to flow around us, as those obstructions come before us, we will always have the confidence to flow over them, instead of being stuck behind, or being hurt deeply when we fall over them. God is always the common denominator of all the good within this journey and when we don’t have that denominator, is when we get lost within this journey, which then we become confused with much doubt and struggle with different numerators, truly being of who we are not.

 

” Frozen in time is when we are being truly of who we are not, flowing like the stream down the mountain is the cleanse of the clean slate”

” The blood that flows through our heart, does more than give us life, it is the blood of Christ flowing through our bodies with the warmth of  his love, so we than can share with all that is around us”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Working hard and moving up

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” The best things in life are free, the air we breathe, the stars at night, the wonder of Human love, but the greatest gift of all is our salvation, purchased for us by Jesus Christ………….. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift”

2 Corinthians 9:15

 

Within today’s society of fast pace and full of technology that has made life easy for us all, we have also become lazy with our work ethnic, where we want the world to cater to us, but we do not want to work for what we want? Just like when we take a trek up a mountain, there comes work to get to our destination of the summit at the top of the mountain, yes you have to climb up hill and a lot of the up hills are very steep, as you climb quickly in elevation to get to the summit. Now to achieve the reward of the beauty and the great scenery at the summit, you first have to put in the work of climbing up a trail for which you trek.

Now I am not saying that all of us have lost that hard work ethnic that has made this country great, just that it is becoming instinct and needs to be fixed before it becomes lost for ever.  A good work ethnic is one that, when you start a job within a company, you are not afraid or not ashamed to start at the ground floor and work hard while you climb the ladder of success within that company, as you climb the ladder within that company, also comes the great rewards of pay raises, that simply shows you that, you are somebody of which others do notice your hard work ethnic within the job you do, not too mention of what it does to your spiritual being deep within your soul. This spiritual being is part of our DNA, our make up of who we truly are, this is what makes our self esteem grow, as we then feel good of ourselves, moving forward along the path we chose, through this journey of life.

We all want the toys of life, the material things for which we consume along this journey, but being lazy and not working a job, because we simply don’t like the job, will never have us achieve any success, so we than can buy whatever material item we wish to buy. Bouncing around from job to job, is no way to develop a good strong work ethnic, never mind of not only building a great foundation in your work life.

With a great work life and the starting on the ground floor of your life, is what completes us as a Human Being, we respect all the things around us more as we grow into this world, that little child within us grows better and stronger as well, which then has us on the exterior growing with a strong self esteem. Never think of your job as “work”, only work hard at what you do, so you than can move up the rungs of the ladder known as success, as you not only feel great inside, but it shows on the outside with your true actions, of who you truly are.

Starting out on the ground floor of life, or within our jobs is not a bad thing, nor should it be frowned upon, as it only builds strength, character and helps us grow inside and out, with that little child that is within us all, growing stronger and healthy year after year, as we walk this journey through life. In this country we have what we call the ” American Dream”? This is nothing more than all of us working very hard to achieve great success and when we achieve this great success, we then not only build a strong foundation and grow strong roots, we then accumulate the material things within this society. now sometimes with success we forget of who we truly are? we forget of that little child deep within our souls, which not only leads us to a little child with no true direction,  it will also lead us into a lifestyle of negativity, weakness and laziness, which then makes us vulnerable to all the ugliness we see around us today. With strength come happiness and with happiness comes peace for us all, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” With strength comes happiness and with happiness comes peace”

” We all want great success along this journey, we also have to work hard to achieve this peace and happiness”

” Work ethnic is within each of us, just that some have refused to unleash the hard work part of the ethnic”

” Work ethnic helps us grow stronger while we greatly respect all that is around us”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The clouds of our judgments………

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” Help me Lord not to allow the clouds of the day prevent me from seeking your face, may I like Moses be bold enough to approach the thick darkness if that is where your presence is found”

Exodus: 20:21

 

As we all walk our paths through this journey of life, each of us will experience these clouds, with some being slight and others being dark and frightening. No matter of what kind of clouds you face, with the total belief in Jesus Christ, we can overcome anything, while we ask Jesus to help us look behind the clouds to truly see his glory and to see what he has planned for each of us moving forward, along our paths of this journey.

The clouds of our judgments will have us do many things that aren’t of who we truly are, they will have us wander down a path with no true direction, which makes it that much more important to trust and believe in Jesus Christ, so we can ask him for guidance, when we wander off track, from the dark thick clouds of our judgments. There are many among us that, are so lost within their clouds, they try to move forward bringing much unwanted ugliness and hate to us all, they try to put themselves above the rest of us, like they are the only thing and think in their own minds as if they are more powerful then us all as well. There is no one more powerful than each other, as we are all equal to each other and unique to each other as well.

This journey may have many paths for us to choose from, but when we are surrounded by the dark thick clouds of our judgments, it makes for a difficult decision to make the correct decision of the right path for us to walk. When we make the wrong decisions along the path we choose, this could be what brings us much hatred and ugliness, then as we try to move forward within that decision, it then snow balls and spreads among the rest of us, as we to try to make the right decisions to the path we follow, within this journey of life.

Through all the corruption and the divisiveness among us, this journey of life for us all  within this society, has become so broken, it is going to take a lot of hard work from all of us, to fix what we need to fix, so we all can move forward within the peace and happiness, we all so deserve. We have this new generation growing up among us right, that is in dire need of some good direction, before it becomes too late and the direction they are taking, will bring much more hatred and ugliness to the rest of us. This new generation also known as the Millennial generation, they are growing up with a lack of respect for anything around them, they think they are smarter then all that is around them? With their ideologies so whacked, they seriously make no sense at all. This generation wants to have children of their own, BUT!!!  They do not want to recognize the gender of the children they have and call them ” Theyby’s”?  Seriously!!! Let’s get real here, all this is going to do, is create a whole generation of Victims, which is going to break this society more so, than it is already.

Being a Victim of anything only brings much pain and hurt to us all, not just of who is actually the Victim? The pain and hurt from being a Victim, leaves a scar deep within your soul, which can take a lifetime to correct. We have all been a Victim of something or someone at some point along the path we walk, we all have that skeleton hidden deep within our souls, that we are hiding from each other, because the shame of being a Victim has hurt us badly. The shame alone can and will force us to be of someone we truly are not, simply because the pain is so intense, that we will do anything to rid ourselves from it. It is no picnic to be a Victim of anything, so why then do we want to allow a whole generation, to bring even more Victims to us all?

We all also have a little child deep within our souls and when this child grows correctly, we to then grow correctly within the society we enter. When we on the outside become a Victim of whatever and then become shamed from it, that little child within us also becomes shamed and hurts worse then we ourselves, which leaves that child to not grow properly within us and when that child does not grow, then we to on the outside do not grow as we should in a healthy way. There is so much more to this journey of life, that if we truly do not understand properly this journey, then whatever path you choose, will become rough with many bumps, to bruise and bring real pain and hurt to each of us, as we walk our path through this journey of life.

The dark frightening clouds of our judgments will clear, just that we need to truly understand why we become clouded with our judgments, so we than can clear them up, bringing, bright, clear skies around us, which will also bring much peace and happiness to us as well. When the clouds of our judgments are light or clear, we then can make better and more informed decisions, on whatever we are deciding over? Which then makes the path for which we choose, much more smooth with less bumps to bring us pain and hurt, plus it gives that little child within us all, a chance to truly grow healthy, so we all can grow healthy, as the peace of Jesus Christ consumes us so much, that there will be much love and happiness for us all, as we walk our paths of this journey through life.

 

” The clouds of our judgments can be dark and frightening, or they can be light with a clearing, but they don’t have to bring us much pain and hurt that shames us all”

” Victims will becomes shamed full of real pain and hurt, why then do we need to create more victims within this society”

” We all have a little child deep within us, why would we want to bring any pain to that child”

” We protect our children within this society, so why not protect that child deep within our souls as well”

” We all hurt in our own way, so let’s better understand the hurt, to move forward better and stronger throughout this journey of life”