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”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to lift the clouds of corruption and hypocrisy……….

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We within this Society are caught smack in the middle of way too much hypocrisy and corruption, that is deep within our Governments and the left Bias Media. These two groups will stop at nothing in order to keep their agendas as well as keep their power over all that is around them. Donald Trump was elected President of this great country by the silent majority, that finally awoken and went against all the, hypocrisy and corruption that is deep within the walls of our Government.

Donald Trump didn’t run just to notch another feather in his cap, he ran for each and every full blooded American, so we can see through all the clouds of the corruption and hypocrisy, so we than can make better judgments on who we vote for moving forward. I am all in on the two party system, as it is ” Supposed” to keep all within the parties honest and trustworthy? Somewhere along our paths as we walk this journey through life, we all have lost the honesty and trustworthiness, that we all need to move forward better and stronger. Ever since Donald Trump has been elected President of the United States, the party to the left has clearly been doing all they can to take him down and out of the office of President, now I am an Independent and I vote for whoever I think can handle the job for which they run for and it doesn’t matter which party they belong to? But through all this ” drain the swamp” talk and fact checking all that the  media brings out, has me thinking, just maybe I will never vote for a Democrat ever again, simply because they are the most corrupt and totally full of hypocrisy, every time they open their mouths.

The left Bias Media is so Bias and so into their own agendas, that they can not see clearly enough, to not only bring us the truth, but they can not even see the truth if it slapped them in the face. The only thing that the left media truly wants to bring to us and is a big part of their agenda is, more drama to an already drama full society for which we walk our paths within. Only because it is the drama that puts the money in their pockets, so they can live their plush lifestyles, while the rest of us struggle daily just to make ends meet. If you think the media cares for you and I, then I have a news flash for you and my news flash is of truth and reality, that is the media cares nothing for you and I and only for themselves to keep living their plush lifestyles.

Then their are the members of the left Democratic party, these Individuals only care of themselves also and will do and say whatever they have to, so we the American Citizen will vote for them and put them into the office they choose to run for. All our Government we vote for and the ones that work for them within Washington DC, is nothing but a big game of power and the ones that truly lose the game, without even getting a chance to play is, we the people of this great country of America. But!!! what the Elected officials and the left media found out in the last Presidential election is, we the people actually still control the power, even though we are not invited to play the game with them. The Clinton’s with their foundation money, paid big money to rig an election so Hillary would be President? How did that work out? As the American people finally awoke and voted against all the corruption. Now both parties are corrupt in their own way, but the Democratic party is the most corrupt and will stop at nothing, so they can try to obtain all the power over all within this Society. Donald Trump is not your normal kind of Politician, he is a businessman that wants results to all the problems, he wants to fix all the wrongs, so we can all be better for it moving forward, as a businessman he wants solutions to all the wrongs, so we all can walk our paths of this journey, better and stronger moving forward.

Now this guy Mueller, someone that is supposed to be running a clean and fair investigation? Well!!! It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to see that all he is doing is, clearly showing the World of just how abuse of power works. Because he can’t find any collusion on the part of Trump, he is now pulling out all the stops to do whatever he has to do, to find anything at all.  What he needs to do is, get out of the pockets of the Clinton foundation and actually investigate as he is suppose to be doing and investigate the Clinton’s. When you look deeply into the corruption of the Democratic party, all the roadways turn right back into the Clinton’s driveway, so why are they getting away with it for so long? Nobody is above the long arm of the law and everybody should start taking more responsibility for their actions, stop pointing the finger of blame, stop saying one thing and do the complete opposite and simply, we all need to get back to being honest and trustworthy to each other once again, so we all can walk our paths of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness, we all so deserve.

 

” The clouds of corruption and hypocrisy have clouded all our judgments for way to long, time to clear the air and see clearly at what we look deeply into”

” We need to end all the political correction, so we than can not fear the truth, as we speak the truth with conviction”

” Washington DC is nothing but a power game, it is time to end the game so we all here in America, can be on the same playing field”

” Nobody is above the law and we all need to start being accountable for our actions, stop pointing the finger of blame and owning our actions”

 

 

 

 

 

Words of Scripture are there to inspire the good

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” His Disciples recalled the words of the Scripture, Zeal for your house will consume me.”

Jn 2: 17

” The Crown of Jesus Christ appears to us in many ways and through multiple signs, which is why we always need to look deeply into what we see”

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When Jesus came back to the house of his father and house where Joseph and Mary had brought him as a baby, only to find the lying, the cheating, the buying and the selling for great taxes, everything that basically shows great disrespect for his father and leading towards nothing but hatred of each other, You bet Jesus was angry and upset, which led to him to driving this mess out of his house, so he could further the words of his father, while he continued to lead us all to the path of righteousness. 

Jesus also was tempted by the force of temptation, just as we today are tempted daily from this great force, the only difference being, Jesus stayed true to his self, stayed true to the strong faith inside himself. which gave him the hope to over come this force of temptation. There will be many forms of temptations that will come and try to derail us from the train tracks of life, with Greed and hatred taking center stage of all the ugliness, but with the complete faith not only of ourselves, but with Jesus Christ as well, there will always be hope for each of us, moving forward along our paths, through this journey of life, in peace and happiness always.

It is true that through all this ugliness around us today and the fact that, being so far removed from the journey of Jesus Christ, that we have definitely let the force of temptation control of who we truly are. Yes this temptation is a powerful force and will consume us within its clutches, but the force of good and doing the right thing, is even more powerful and all we need to do is, not only have complete faith in ourselves, but have complete faith in Jesus Christ, so we than can truly feel his love deep within our hearts and souls, which will then give us the hope to keep moving forward on our paths, through this journey of life.

The biggest difference between the force of temptation and the force of good is, Temptation is evil, temptation will stop you from being of truly who you are and temptation will, strip you from all your inner peace and dignity. The force of good will totally have you feel deeply within your heart and soul, the warmth of the love of Jesus Christ, that is within us all. Through the power of good, there will be no evil, no ugliness and the love will consume us, instead of all the hatred. Through the power of good, it will bring much happiness and love to us all, who walk a path through this journey of life.

The crown of Jesus Christ is in place to remind us all of his suffering for each of us, whether your a believer or not, the crown will keep coming to us in many ways and through the signs, they will prove even further that, the good is always more powerful than the evil, with the evil only being temporary, so we can only come to appreciate the good even more, with each step we take throughout this journey of life.

 

” When you totally believe in yourself and Jesus Christ, the warmth of his love will always warm your heart and soul forever”

” The house of the Lord is a place of respect and dignity, everything else need not enter the house of the Lord”

” You will always have temptation and good, or evil versus good, with the forces of both being very strong, but the forces of good is always stronger and from the heart”

” The crown of Jesus Christ is everywhere around us, you just have to look deeply into what you see”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England Patriots……….( do your job)

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TB12 the brand……… Tom Brady is one of those kind of Athletes that doesn’t come around all that often, much like Micheal Jordan in Basketball, or Bobby Orr in hockey, These Individuals defy the odds, rewrite the record books and come with more raw talent, then even they themselves are surprised by their greatness, but yet ask them of their greatness and they will never admit to any of their success, only praising their teammates, for helping them with their success.

Tom Brady may be the Quarter back and player for the New England Patriots, but he would be nothing without a great leader or Maestro of the orchestra, a person that is so brilliant in not just looking at football as a game, but taking it too the next level, always being three moves ahead of his opponents and treating the game on the field just like a chess game, with each position of the chess board being strategically placed, to keep that competitive advantage, plus making sure each of the players buy into the, ” Do your job” mentality.

Now you can’t have a great quarterback or a great coach, without a great Owner, someone who is just as dedicated and competitive as the coach and quarterback tandem. The Owner is where it all starts and not just an owner that invests in a team to make good on his investment, but an owner that turns his investment into a gold mine for many years to come, with many generations reaping the benefits and joy of his investment.

With Robert Kraft…….. Yes it is true he is a very successful Business man, yes he has a lot of wealth and can afford many exotic things, but he is also a man who is still in touch with where he has come from, he also had season tickets to the Patriots, back in a time where winning games were far and few between, so he knows through experience, just how we true Patriot fans have suffered til now. Bob Kraft is one of the greatest owners of all sports and as a business man, he has surrounded himself with the smartest of football minds, which has turned the New England patriots into a very successful organization.

The best move the Kraft’s have made was, bringing in Bill Belichek. This man has become one of the game of football’s all time best coaches and by best, I mean more like a genius in understanding the game inside the game. His philosophy to the game may seem high tech to most, but to those who understand, it is actually very simple like just, ” Do your job”. Now the so called sports Media may not like him or his press conferences, simply because they can’t get that much info from him, or made too look just as stupid, with each stupid question they ask him, but if you ask me? The so called sports Media totally gets what they deserve, as they try to look smarter than the smartest coach within the history of the NFL.

Then there is Brady? call him what you want, but there is no denying him the title of, ” The Greatest of all Time……….the G. O. A. T”. This is a guy that was drafted so far down in the draft, no other team wanted to give him a chance and seriously! look at him now, not too mention of just how jealous some players may be of him, to the point where they have to say fake things or make things up to try to knock him off his game? I got news for you!!!  When there is ice in your veins, it is very hard to be rattled, or to be taken out of focus, not too mention when you are as competitive as Tom Brady, you not only try to be as perfect as you can be, but you also look for perfection in all those around you. We have seen Brady lose it on the sidelines and the so called media try’s to spin it as Tom is far from a team player, Huh!!! If only they knew that this is the fuel that feeds his competitive fire, when things in the game aren’t going as planned, yes he may get a bit vocal, but this is only his competitiveness that is trying to light a spark underneath his teammates, so they can wake up and play as they have been coached during the long hard practices.

Say what you want of the New England Patriots, but what I say is, ever since Bob Kraft bought this team, he has not only made good on his investment, he has turned a sports franchise around, where the winning environment around town has become so infectious,  that the other other pro teams in town, are doing what they can in their sports, to be like the New England Patriots. Not everybody can be like the Patriots, just like their is only one Bob Kraft and I am happy that I can enjoy the fruits of his labor, while the Patriots keep winning not only games, but Championships year after year.

” What I say to the other teams is, ” if you want to be a champion” then step up to the plate and beat a champion”

” The competitive fire is within us all, but unless you unleash it, you will never experience being great at what you do”

” The great owner/the great coach/the great quarterback, call it what you want, but without these as the main ingredients, you have nothing to build greatness around you”

” Instead of hating on a champion, then step up to the plate and beat the champion”

” Say what you want of the Patriots but what I say is,  We are experiencing history before our eyes, so sit back and enjoy the ride while it lasts”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovering the America’s

 

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In the day and age of this Society and within all the hate and ugliness that engulfs us all as we walk our paths, through this journey of life, this day celebrating Christopher Columbus, is a day that we should always honor, as only God know’s, what might of happened to this land we call the, United States of America.

With all the disrespect going on and all the tearing down of symbols, that has made all within this country strong today. This is one day that should always be respected cause without it, nobody truly knows of what could of been, of all our legacies today. Back in the days of Christopher Columbus, true they didn’t have all the technology we have today, but they did have maps and they charted their course with those maps ( something of today that most can not do), they had no cell phones, but yet they were very much connected with the World and where they had come from. Life back then was very different and there are some things we could learn of that time, so we here in this Society can move forward better and stronger.

Yes Christopher Columbus is a holiday here in America, but it is a holiday that isn’t celebrated by all within this country as it should be. Columbus day is of very important to all of us, as Veterans day is next month,  both these days have a huge significance in all our lives, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. Columbus set sail in search of a better land for a better life, he had a crew aboard his ship that worked hard daily, they had no engine to power the ship, but the sails up above, captured the wind to power the the ship to move forward in a natural wind energy way. Yes they also had their struggles and bad times back within the Society they walked their paths, just that with all the technology of today, our struggles and bad times have become a lot more sophisticated. Just the weapons alone of their time, they used to defend themselves, were not like they are today, the ship vessels of today are way more advanced and the list goes on. Now very true that the people of that time also struggled through difficult times, but with all the advancements of today, our struggles, I guess you can say………… have also become more sophisticated as well, but….. the struggles are in reality no different, just that between all the technology and the fact that we the people, have become so dependent on the technology, only seems as if we have it harder then they did.

Two very different Societies so we may seem, only because of the technology advancement of today, but these two Societies are very much the same if we only looked deeply into what we see. Now some may say we have it harder today, it is all relative as it is we the people that have made it harder then it really needs to be. In many ways the technology has made our journey here so much easier, then the times of Christopher Columbus, it is we the people and our actions, that have made all our paths of this journey, look harder than it really is. Throughout this journey of life, we all live our lives and there is no life that is more important than the other, just that we the people, think that we ourselves are more important than each other. Back within the times of Columbus, they helped each other more, as today it is a ” me against the world” mentality and we think we are alone with our struggles. We have lost the true feelings of God’s love within us and the the true empathy deep within our souls, some want to take God out of everything we see, but God is everything we truly are, some want to take away our National symbols or disrespect the symbols with their actions, when you show disrespect the symbols of this great country, there are two groups you are truly disrespecting, one being the Veterans that fought and died so we can be free here in this country and the other is, Christopher Columbus and his crew, for discovering this great land. So before you try to take away from the history of this great country, let’s look deeper into what we see, let’s think of the reaction, before we even take action along our paths, let’s respect everything around us, including respecting each other more, show more empathy and love for one another, so we can walk our paths through this journey of life in the peace and happiness we all deserve.

 

” Christopher Columbus is a holiday that we have lost all respect for the true meaning of this day”

” There is so much disrespect in this society, we have lost what true respect really means”

” Technology yes has made our lives better, but in many ways it has made us all lazy to walking our paths of this journey with any strength”

” It is the actions of some, that make all our actions difficult to make”

 

The Thrill of Victory……or the Agony of Defeat

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To honor the late Stuart Scott and to pray for all those who suffer this dreaded disease, plus with Breast cancer awareness this month, I thought this great quote could  rise once again. Stuart worked for the sports station ESPN for a long time, before this dreaded disease, finally took him from us. This quote by him was said during the yearly Espy awards, which he was honored with the lifetime achievement award. What makes this quote so great is, the fact you can tweak a few words and the quote takes on a whole new meaning.

Take out the first line and replace it with, ” To win playing the sport for which you love”, now you have a quote that will always live throughout the test of time, There are a lot of good quotes out there, what makes a quote great is, the tweaking of a word or two, giving the quote a whole new meaning, to inspire us as long as we walk a path through this journey of life.

Nobody ever wants to go through the Agony of defeat, but in able to experience the thrill of victory, you first have to be able to lose correctly, then you can respect the win, with a feeling of  pride.  True competition is missing within the World of sports today, it has been replaced with the feeling of ” I play for me so I can be rich” Yes sports today has become ” the world of Greed”, as the loyalty for players sticking with one team, just isn’t there anymore, then you have the owner’s of the teams dishing out big bucks to bring in certain players with good talent, so they can win Championships. True winning of Championships goes a lot deeper than buying a team, true winning of Championships gives you a feeling that is second to none, when it comes to having pride at what you do and when you learn to lose correctly, you then respect the winning, all day everyday.

With all the Hatred and the Ugliness that has consumed us all today, maybe a little theory here. that could be quite possibly the culprit of all the negativity? Sports is supposed to unite us as one, so we can be a Champion at whatever we want to do, but instead of uniting us, it is dividing us, with all the greed there is to be had, for playing a simple game, of whatever sport you chose to play. Then when you win multiple Championships, now others become jealous and will hate, just because you win all the time, now when you play a sport you love and you become great at it, others then get jealous and whine at every chance they get.  Is this fair treatment of each other? Absolutely not, Although if you want to try to be the best you can at whatever sport you play, then work hard, in becoming the best you can within the sport you love.

There is only one player today that plays his sport for the love of the game, has true loyalty for the team of which he plays for and isn’t in it just to get a fat pay check, Tom Brady is that player, he has only played for one team and brought that team five championships. so instead of other teams trying to dethrone the champs, they then take the easy way out and drive a wedge of hatred into the sport, which then divides further all who play the sport.

Sports when played the right way, brings us all together in Unity, players who play a sport for the love of the game, instead of the fat paycheck, then become role models to the young that watch them and then, try very hard to be like their role models, so they also can play a sport for which they love.

 

” The agony of defeat is what gives you the good feeling of the thrill of victory”

” Some quotes are a dime a dozen, but a great quote will always be priceless”

” Play a sport for the love of the game and unite all that are around you, instead of being consumed by greed and dividing the sport you play”

” Sports is supposed to be called the great unifier, but instead they are known as the great divider with all the hate and the ugliness”

 

Politics/Political Correction are one in the same

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Today as we all walk our path through this journey of life and within this Society of many, there is nothing or anywhere we can go or do, that Politics or Political Correction are front and center, blocking us from walking in true peace.

You walk down the street and no matter where you turn, someone or something is being turned to Politics, that same walk down the street and whatever word/words you say, are now being used against you, as some around you say they take offense to what you have said? This whole Society in general has become weak, simply because, we have no clue of what constructive criticism is anymore? When you hate something or someone, instead of actually having a reason to base your hate on, you simply call them a “Racist” because it is the easy way out, no body wants to put in the work anymore, to fix what they need to fix and become stronger moving forward, not too mention the fact that we all have become engulfed by all this crap, instead of truly being of who we are.

Everything we do today, no matter what it is, becomes Political. Even the way we put our foot down to the ground to take a step, as then there is someone that will say, that your step was too big or maybe to heavy of a step? Everything no matter of what it is, gets flipped into a Political conversation, then it will always turn very ugly within an argument. When this World of Politics/Political Correction gets brought into the World of sports, now is the time we stand up and say enough is enough, instead of taking a knee in protest.

Sports is supposed to be played by Individuals that have a great talent for the sport they play. Sports when played correctly is enjoyed by the fans who watch their favorite sport being played. Then within the sport being watched, the fan then develops a favorite player, that they connect with and enjoy watching them play. Sports is suppose to be the great unifier that brings large amounts of people together as they watch their favorite player and team. Sports and Politics do not mix and should never, be brought into the same stadium.

Everything today even the small talk we engage in, will always be brought to debate, a lot of times these debates happen so fast, it catches us off guard, then has us all turn on one another, simply because we don’t like the tone of the conversation, these debates no matter of how big or small, are always turned Political, no matter of what the topic may be? Some will talk of a topic in one way, while others talk in a different way, then there is no compromise, as the two sides alienate from each other, without coming together and agreeing as best they can, which then has the two sides leaving in anger and not within peace and happiness.

Politics is everywhere around us and within everything we do, Politics also takes the fun out of all we do, then you add in this Political Correction and being afraid to truly express ourselves  and who we truly are, for the fear of offending someone, now over the time of us all walking our paths of this journey, you then end up with a troubled Society, that simply can’t walk any path of this journey, in the peace and happiness, which it is supposed to be.

 

” Politics and Political Correction are one in the same and should never be brought into the sports stadium of any sport”

” Taking a knee instead of standing tall only shows all disrespect instead of helping us all to move forward better and stronger”

” When you take offense to something, it is never good to reply by disrespecting anything”

” We are a troubled Society that is in need of a major fix, to be able to move forward within peace and happiness”