First the vine… then the fruit of the vine

 

 

” I am the true vine and my father is the grower of the vine”

Jn 15:1A

 

 

The vines are the true roots that form the foundation of us all, We all have a starting point, for which we learn from, as we move forward along our paths, of this journey of life. First one must plant a seed, so then the roots can grow and become strong, Then as the roots grow, they then branch out forming the fingers or vine, which then forms the fruit that makes the vines become like fine wine and become better and stronger moving forward along  this journey we walk,

From the very first roots and vines, you first need a tender of the crop, someone that nurtures and feeds them, so they can grow and bear the fruit of the vines. God is that one that over see’s all the vines, he feeds them with the rains, nurtures them with his love, helps them grow, so they can bear the fruit of his love, then once they learn from God our father, these vines can then branch off, while spreading the same process with all that is around them.

When the vines bear the fruits of God’s love, shows just how great we all are, it shows that with the fruit, then we ourselves can flourish and be as beautiful as the fruit. With strong roots to which we form the strong vines and as we totally believe in ourselves as well as our father, the God of all creation, there is nothing we can not do, there is nothing that will keep us from truly walking our paths within this journey, with the strength and confidence, that is already within us from the foundation of the roots, for which we started from.

We all get challenged from time to time, we all get tripped up and get stuck within these comfortable ruts, we get lost within the shadows of our doubt, so as we learn to fix what we need to fix, release the clouds that surround our judgments, truly believe in ourselves and God our father, we than can see just how strong our vines from the roots have become, then it is the perfect time to showcase just how beautiful the fruit of our vines truly are, when the fruits are in full bloom, this truly shows of just how strong our roots and vines have become. Without good strong roots, then our foundation becomes cracked and the vines may never flourish, leaving us with no fruit to showcase and we ourselves are lost within the clouds of our judgments.

The grass is not always as green as we think it should be, but when the grass is a nice dark vibrant green, we than can happily say that everything is good, our foundation is strong, our roots healthy and thick, our vines faithful and full of hope, as the fruits on the vines shine very bright and plentiful, leaving us with being in touch with our true selves moving forward, while we share our love within, with all those around us as well, as we all walk our paths through this journey of life, in the peace and happiness that God created for us all.

 

” With all vines comes the bud that sprouts the fruit and the flowers showing the true beauty of the vine”

” When the roots are thick, they form a strong foundation for which to grow”

” The fruits of the vines become a beautiful flower that shines very bright to all that is around it”

” the green grass is only as green as we make it, when we stay true to ourselves and truly believe in ourselves as well as God our father”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An Anniversary of Good versus Evil

 

 

 

” May the sun always shine on the Boston Marathon, the sun showing good with no evil present”

 

Despite the weather, this day of the Boston marathon will always be more than just a competition of running. Five years ago two Brothers decided to bring hatred and evil to all that were at the marathon, but quickly found out that, no matter how planned out you thought you were, the good will always win out over any evil. You hear more about the different charities a lot of runners are running for, yes all the runners start out with the same goal and that is to cross the now famous finish line of the Boston Marathon. Some may not finish as their bodies become overwhelmed with exhaustion, some may feel the true warmth of God’s love no matter how cold the weather, when a fellow runner stops and either helps or carries them across the finish line and yes, the true competition may be in the front of the pack, with the ones who want to finish first, but the real competition starts from the middle to the end of the pack, with all the love and empathy showed of each other, not too mention all the charities being run for.

Five years ago there was very ugly tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon but through that tragedy, there has been so much good that has come from it, that it just fills your heart with the warmth of God’s love and willing to share that love with each other. We the people need so badly to realize that, we don’t need evil to find the love, simply because the love is within us all and all we need to do is, just reach down deep within ourselves and truly feel the warmth of the love, then share it with our good and thoughtful actions, instead of letting evil turn us into someone we truly are not.

With the ones who perished five years ago at the marathon, especially one eight year old boy named Martin Richards, who was full of life and with his sign that read, ” no more hurting people…………. Peace” we will never find out, of just how much good could of come from this young innocent boy? Those who perished and those who survived the terrible tragedy, are now victims from the terrible day and that will never change throughout their lives, they can either let the victimization stew within their thoughts throughout the rest of their journey’s, or they can move forwarded better and stronger, by who they truly are from such a terrible tragedy, showing nothing but good and a smile everyday, as they walk their paths throughout this journey of life.

All versions of the media want nothing more than to hold onto all the ugliness and the hatred, as this is what makes them money and keep s them creating all the drama around us, simply because it is their agenda and they don’t want to waiver from it, what the media tends to forget is, they are not as powerful as they think? The real power belongs to us the people, as we are the ones that can turn them off and ignore all that they are about. The problem now is, we have forgotten how to turn them off and we have become too addicted to all the drama around us today. Only if we get back to truly of who we are, then and only then, will we the people not only control who we are, but we then will take back control, of what the media has taken from us, with all their agendas and their fake news/ drama. Let’s get back to looking at events like the Boston marathon with the eyes of good, so then there will be no room at the Inn for any evil of any kind,

It’s too bad that we within this Society think that we need tragedies to see any good, we also make fun of others pains, just to forget our own pain, it doesn’t have to be this way, only if we had more faith in ourselves and in Jesus Christ, if only we made more trips to the house of God, then just maybe all the good will flow from each of us, with no sight of any evil anywhere within our futures. Our destiny’s are not about any evil, our true destiny’s starts within ourselves, as we truly feel the love of God within us and as that love warms us, then we can share that love with each other, instead of showing hatred or attacking one another with much ugliness. We all walk a path through this journey of life, we all start out the same at the beginning, as well as finish the journey the same as well, but what lies within the middle of the journey, lies completely within ourselves and the actions we take and bring to each other. The good versus evil talk lies completely within ourselves and until we get over ourselves and realize this, then we will always have evil to get around, on all our paths of this journey.

 

” The good will always win out over evil, we just have to have complete faith in ourselves as well as in Jesus Christ”

” When you look deeply into what you see, you can clearly see the good with no evil in sight”

” Five years since the terrible tragedy at the Boston marathon, shows just how good always wins over any evil”

” it’s the media that keeps the drama of the tragedies alive with their agendas, time to see clearly through the drama at the reality of our paths through the journey”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring flowers, time of rebirth……

Forest Flowers

 

We all want so badly to be done with Winter, but really we have had no winter like that of Winter’s past. Each year is made up of four seasons, where you have to get through one in order to get to the other. We all have our favorite season that we enjoy more than the other, but you can’t rush Mother Nature, nor can you rush the duration of each season. Very true that the Winter season breeds cabin fever, which has us getting itchy to get outside for our outside activities. You can’t rush the seasons, just like fine wine will never be sold til it is ready to be sold.

The many cycles of life include each season of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter, in order to have a completed cycle you need all four seasons and without one season, now your cycle is incomplete. Now within this Society of, I want it now, or I want it my way, it can’t happen this way if you want a complete life cycle, you need to follow all the rules and in this case, you need to get through each season one by one, without skipping or abbreviating a season.

The smart way to get through each season is to, find an activity that is pertinent to that season, something that will help you escape the cabin fever and learn to accept and adapt. The cabin fever will lead to ” Depression”, which then will lead to laziness and low self esteem issues, it is when you keep moving within different activities, that you keep the cabin fever at bay and never letting it set in or control who you really are. I get that the Summer months is the favorite by far, only because of the warmer days and nights that allows you to venture outside, but there are three other seasons just as beautiful to enjoy, just learn to accept and adapt, so these seasons will be full of pleasure, with no displeasure that will annoy us.

Spring is a time for rebirth, time for all to change right before our eyes. It all starts with a Bud, then flourishes to a beautiful flower, full of life and color. With the Spring brings warmth also, just like the warmth of Jesus’s love deep within our hearts and souls, the warmth is a sign from God, that through change there is so much true beauty all around us. The warmth from the season of Spring isn’t just a sign for us to get outside away from the cabin fever, it is a sign from God showing us that, warmth is beauty just like the warmth of the feeling of love deep within us all. In Winter everything exhales and gets ready to hibernate into there cabin, while in spring everything inhales, to take in the warmth and show all the true beauty around them. With every inhale sprouts a new birth, something being reborn to show it’s true beauty to all. Even in the Winter that feeling of warmth never leaves us, just that we bury it and keep it from the cold on the outside.

The life cycle is made up of four seasons, you can’t complete any cycle with one season missing, which is why we need to learn to accept and adapt to change, so each season will come and go each year, with the same true beauty it is supposed to be. We need to truly understand the cycle of life, so we than can understand that with a complete cycle all is good, while with a incomplete cycle, now things are disrupted and we become troubled, when we are troubled, then the Society is troubled, as a Society is made up of each of us and what we bring to it, so when we bring trouble, now you have a society that is troubled and in need of a fix, to be better and stronger moving forward.

This journey through life has the one main cycle that evolves around us, then there is our own life cycle that evolves around us as we walk our paths through this journey. With each cycle we need to totally understand how they work, so we than can operate within them as healthy as we can, to understand the ups as well as the downs and even the comfortable  ruts within them, that can be just as bad as the down slides. There is more to each season that comes to us than just being cold or being warm, so let’s enjoy what is in front of us, let’s keep the warmth of Jesus’s love within our hearts always, so we then can be at peace, with much happiness always, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” There are four seasons within one year, you need to accept and adapt to get through each one better than those previous”

” Cabin fever is a feeling within us that has us feel closed in from the season of Winter, it is not an actual cabin that gets us sick with a fever”

” Spring is a time for rebirth and all to inhale the true beauty that is all around”

” The journey through life has it’s cycle for us to get around, just as we ourselves have our own cycle to get around along our path of the journey”

 

 

 

 

 

Relax… Let go… trust the flow within the journey

 

 

 

 

We within this Society get so caught up in the now, that we then forget to just simply trust our instincts, trust our guts, we get so wound up that we never actually let ourselves truly relax, as we totally need in order to be free of all unwanted stress. Just as this Kayak is flowing within the wind and the waves bumping it from side to side, The driver of this Kayak and the Kayak itself, are one in the same, totally entrusting of the wind and the waves.

Starting from way back in the beginning of Mankind, there was Adam and Eve, as they walked the land with all the fruits, they were not supposed to eat from the apple tree, but one day Eve enticed Adam and the rest is history, as the flood gates opened, that we now know as Sin. God entrusted them to not eat from the apple tree, but they could not resist and now from their actions, they have to own up and live with their actions moving forward. Just because you have made a bad choice, or maybe even a costly mistake, it is not the end of the World, God will forgive you totally for your mistakes or your sins, you simply just have to, own up, accept responsibility of your actions to move forward and not backwards.

We all throughout this journey of life have created many sins and made many mistakes, we are not perfect, but when we totally have complete faith in ourselves and in Jesus Christ, There is no sin large enough nor any mistake complicated enough, that will detour us, from walking our paths through this journey of life. This journey is only of what you make it and will be either hard or easy, the choice is yours to make, just as it is also your choice to not show remorse, for any of your mistakes or sins. This journey has many twists and turns, but in no way should you be restricted from making any choices and when the mistakes come in, don’t try to hide them, as this is how we learn and move forward, to be better and stronger throughout this journey of life.

When we truly relax and let go of all the crap that may weigh us down, we will totally find that we can totally trust in ourselves, trust in Jesus Christ, which now we to can flow, very much like the Kayak within the water. Through Prayer we have learned to trust and have faith in Jesus Christ and with this faith, it will always give us hope in all we do as well. So yes Sin and mistakes will come to us, but when we totally accept them as such, take responsibility for our actions no matter how big or small, while we keep the faith in ourselves and Jesus Christ, so we than can have the hope to move forward throughout this journey and while we, walk in true peace and happiness always.

 

” Relax, trust, let go, so you can flow as smooth as the water flows down the stream”

” Sin and mistakes are par for the course along this journey, it’s what helps us learn and move forward better and stronger”

” Jesus Christ will always forgive us us for our sins and our wrongs, but first we have to forgive ourselves to receive his blessings and forgiveness”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Road less traveled

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The road less traveled or maybe the lonely road? Either way it is a road with zero traffic and zero drama within this journey through life. The road in this picture is as rural as rural can get, where the biggest thing to worry about is, watching out for the wild life, that may come to the road to cross to the other side. Where as all the roads in the cities you have to worry more on, watching the other driver, to not slam into you. Driving these lonely roads will have you truly see the true beauty around you, look deeply into what you see, as what you will see, just may be very different from what you are used to seeing.

The one thing we have gotten away from in this Society is, to truly go out and explore what is around you, go out and travel these lonely roads, see everything that is around you and not just, what is on our usual route or path. Okay true these roads do get driven on from time to time, but with all the busy lifestyles and some who may be afraid, to venture away from their comfort zones, these roads become so lonely that the wildlife will walk them, with no fear of being hit very often.

Just like these lonely roads, we to can become lonely or isolated for many reasons throughout our journey, the difference between the roads and us is, we are a living breathing thing the road is not. We have feelings deep within us, the road just lies there waiting for its next traveler. When our feelings get hurt, we hurt real pain, which then has us hiding within ourselves and isolating ourselves from all that is around us. Even as the road gets driven on, with no feelings the road still lays there as if nothing is there. The road less traveled is not really a lonely road, where when we are lonely or isolated with no one or thing around, now we can hurt real pain from our feelings, but when we get hurt more than we like, now we have to worry about something totally different and that is, numbing our feelings deep within us, where now we can become like the road and feel nothing with no pain.

Being lonely and isolated for us, is totally different than that of the road. Way too often we get lost within the loneliness and lose our way, we bury our true feelings deep within, as to not become hurt with real pain, when we do this we then, become someone for who we truly are not, so we can try to look as normal as normal can be. Being lonely and isolated will come with a price, but driving on the road less traveled and exploring, or truly seeing the beauty all around you is priceless, there is a huge difference between the two, which you will never see, unless you look deeply into what you see. We all will think we feel lonely and isolated, but we will never feel anything as our true feelings have been buried so deep that, we have numbed ourselves to all that is around us, which now has us just wandering , instead of walking our paths through this journey of life, to be better and stronger.

 

” Is the road really lonely or is it just lieing there as still as still can be”

” To go out and explore means to truly get out of your comfort zone and see new things”

” Feelings are deep within us all, even at the times when we numb ourselves from these feelings to escape the pain and hurt.

 

 

Holy art though…… on this Blessed Holy week

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While the forty day journey comes to a close and Jesus gets betrayed by one of his Disciples, Let us all remember the sacrifice he made for each of us, so we than can be free from all harm, the sacrifice of himself, as he is nailed to the cross. Then on Good Friday he then rises from the tomb of the dead, to truly show of just how much he loved us all. With this Holy week, let each of us sacrifice away all this ugliness around us, so we then can dig down deep within our souls, pull out the love within us and share this love with each other, not the superficial love, but the true love of Jesus Christ that is within all our hearts and souls.

Jesus set a great example for us all to follow, but we the people not only have lost the faith in him, but we also have developed a mind set that, our way is the super highway and the only way, now look where that has taken us, with all the ugliness and hate that surrounds us today. This ugliness and hate is we the people giving into Temptation, the same Temptation for which Satan had tried to temp Jesus into giving into and joining him with his ugliness. Jesus stayed true to who he is, believed totally in his Father, the lord God, the creator of all Mankind, so he could prove to us along his journey here with us, that there is so much more to the journey, when we to stay true to ourselves, stay true to the love within our hearts and souls, have complete Faith in ourselves as well as with He………Jesus Christ.

This and all Easter seasons isn’t just a time for candy and a Easter Bunny. It all starts with the Lenten journey, or the forty day journey, the very same journey Jesus walked here with us, as this journey then takes us into the Holy week, with betrayals, pain and hurt, while it ends with a resurrection from the dead, showing the true power of love. During the Lenten journey Jesus showed us that, when we stay true to who we are, with great faith in ourselves and he as well, there is no temptation strong enough that will over power and control us, as we to walk a path through this journey of life, which then will give us great hope moving forward always.

The sacrifice, the love, the temptations, the faith or the hope, are not just key components of the Lenten forty day journey, these are key components for us all as we walk our paths, through this journey of life. These components are what makes us who we truly are, so we than can share our compassion and empathy with each other and when we share this compassion and empathy, then the ugliness and hate will disappear from our lives, so we than can be within the peace and happiness, that Jesus brought us to, as we came to the true path of righteousness. Within the path of righteousness, there is no room for any hate or ugliness, which then surrounds us with all good, with the evil staying put, where ever  it goes, when it is not wanted by anyone. May we all find that true peace within this Holy week, so we than can keep this peace going throughout the year and throughout all our paths, of this journey through life.

 

” The forty day journey of Lent is a journey that free’s us from the ugliness and hatred, through sacrifice and truly feeling the warmth of God’s love within us”

” The true love of Jesus within us is more powerful than anything that we may encounter along our paths of this journey”

” Good Friday to Easter, is the resurrection of Jesus Christ, so he could show just how deeply he loves each of us”

” Through all the ugliness and hatred around us, the true love of Jesus Christ is always within our hearts and souls”

 

 

 

 

 

May the Sun never set on learning true History………….

 

With all the chatter lately on all the children and their March to Washington DC, how quickly have we forgot that they missed school and a real opportunity, to be taught some good and real info on the History of this great nation. Why have the Teachers praised these children so much, instead of passing out detentions for missing their classes? The news media have praised these children and the ones who actually gave a speech to the masses, yes I get that it is a good thing for the children, to be active in standing up for their beliefs, but when their beliefs are driven by those on the left and are being used by those on the left, the only thing i see, is the fact that the real losers in this game are the children, because they missed a day of school for an agenda, instead of attending classes and truly learning their subjects, especially the class of History, where they can actually learn helpful information, that will truly make them better and stronger moving forward.

Where are the Parents in all this, did they actually okay all this, or were they to swayed by the agenda of the left? Yes I believe in the first Amendment and I am exercising mine as I write to you here, but to form a march and have the media cram their rights down the throats of the rest of us, this is not on how the actual first amendment was created for us. We all have the right to these Amendments, just like we all have our opinions of them, this is one of the parts that makes us unique to each other. When we take these Amendments and personalize them as our own, now it is a whole Society that suffers the ramifications of all our actions. The news media whether fake or real exercise their first Amendment rights everyday and usually we the people have to suffer through it, they interview certain people and a lot of times these people are hand picked, to further their agendas, the other times they interview a person, then they twist around their words, so it then fits into their agenda. There are some out there that actually buy into what the media is selling, but the silent majority out there just tune them out and you never hear from them, because the media will never interview them, so they won’t become exposed with their drama full agendas.

Just as this picture says of Rockwood, Maine, there is plenty of History all around us and when we actually look deeply into what we see, go to school and actually learn a subject, without getting fed topics that are nothing but drama, or when we actually let ourselves learn the truth, without getting caught up in all the agendas being fed to us, we than can truly see that there is plenty of good all around us and the World really hasn’t gone to the ” Birds”, We the people are whats wrong with this World and we the people can fix all the wrongs, so we can get back to the rights, as we all walk forward along our paths, through this journey of life.

History does repeat itself, but until we all simply get over ourselves, actually truly learn of all the true History of everything around us, then we will never see the true reality that is right in front of us. These Amendments were written for all of us in this country and until some stop trying to put words within these Amendments that were never there, or try to shove what they think of as, ” their rights”, in our faces, then these Amendment rights will always be distorted for personal gain.

I do believe in the two party system we have in place with the Democrats and the Republicans, plus let’s not forget the unenrolled or the independents, these are the ones that keep the two parties honest, or as close as they can be? When the two party system works as it was designed to, it keeps us all honest and trusting of each other, but when the two parties become exploited for personal gain, or exploited for one party to rule over the other, now you have nothing but hate that comes to each of us. It forces all of us to turn on one another. When one party distorts these Amendments as their own and totally disrespects the fact that we all have a right to the same Amendments, now you have a Society becoming broken, with no way of trying to fix what is broken, everybody butting heads without actually using the brains within their heads, is no way to fix anything, so we all can move forward along our paths of this journey, within the peace and happiness, that these Amendments were created to do for us all.

 

” The Amendments were created for all within this great country, not so some can distort and shove in our faces”

” There is History everywhere around us, we just have to truly learn and not distort for personal gain”

” The two party system works when we don’t butt heads and actually use our brains within our heads”

” We the people are whats wrong within this Society, we the people can also fix the wrongs, to be better moving forward”