40-day journey well worth any sacrifice

 

 

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With yet another Lenten season upon us and as the 40-day journey has begun with us going to church and having the ashes placed on our foreheads, let us all sacrifice something within our lives much the same as Jesus did, showing our faith in the Lord and we haven’t forgotten what he did for us all when he walked his journey here with us.

Jesus also walked this 40-day journey and was confronted by many a temptation, with the biggest temptation coming from Satan himself. We like Jesus get tempted by the power of temptation many times through this journey but as Jesus kept the faith in his father as well as himself, showed to us all that even with the power of temptation bearing down on our souls, when we stay true to who we are when we keep the faith in ourselves as well as Jesus Christ, we to can overcome all temptation and no matter how hard we struggle, we can walk our paths through this journey of life, better and stronger and reach for the stars as there is no force strong enough to conquer us as we move forward, just as Jesus did throughout the 40-day journey.

The Lenten season is one of the most special times of the year, but if you have lost all faith in yourself and Jesus Christ, have become a non-believer in any kind of higher power,  then this time of year will have you wondering with no direction and susceptible to any kind of temptation that may come your way. Temptation is a very powerful force that will control everything in its path, yes it can suck you in but it will also spit you out just as fast and it really does not care for the condition it may leave you. We all will be tempted by each other as well. we see one with a lifestyle you dream of, then wonder why you can not have the same? We may try but then end up with much more issues then we can handle, when we just simply be who we truly are, sacrifice when we need to move forward better, so we then can have the strength to resist all temptation that may knock us down and keep us stepping backward instead of moving forward.

Temptation is quite simply Satan trying to take control of us all as well as everything else within this world, temptation at times will come with a sugar coating surrounded by whip cream and cherries, it will promise us the world but never deliver on its promise. When we stay true to who we are, resist all that the temptation may bring to us, never lose the faith in ourselves and Jesus Christ, then we can resist and conquer all that temptation may bring to us, so we may prosper and walk our paths of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness that God envisioned for us all. You can clearly see within this society of today, that there are so many that have given in to temptation, so many that have lost the faith in themselves as well as Jesus Christ and because of that we are all traveling in so many directions, that we all have lost our way and there is no GPS made that will bring us back in the right direction, only Jesus himself can do this, but as we have let Satan control us through the temptations, we do not even give Jesus a thought, let alone even having any faith at all.

So as we walk yet another 40-day journey through lent, let us walk it with a purpose, let us walk it with meaning, as we sacrifice as Jesus did, learn that when we resist the temptation that not all is lost and the world will not end, as with the total belief in ourselves and in Jesus Christ, we can get back to who we truly are, we can get back to walking our paths with confidence, so this journey through life will have a meaning once again, it will have a true direction without wandering in circles, through temptation we become stripped from being of who we truly are and lose sight of what this journey is really about. With the total belief in ourselves and Jesus Christ, we then can truly find that path of righteousness, which Jesus told us about as he walked this journey with us, but right now as we have become overwhelmed with the power of temptation, we are all walking in so many different directions, that we have lost the sight of true reality which will lead us nowhere and further away from, having any faith in ourselves or Jesus Christ.

That old saying of, ” keeping up with the Jones” is so far from the truth, but as we become tempted to do so, we find that what may be good for one, may not be good for another. This journey is full of many paths as well as many temptations, but the only way to walk this journey confidently is, to be truly of who we are and to have complete faith in Jesus Christ, as he showed us in his 40-day journey, just how much he loved us, by the true sacrifice he made for each one of us. It is not about forcing oneself and your beliefs on each other, as it is totally about loving one another, no matter of what may cross our paths and when we walk our paths correctly, then this journey through life will be that of peace and happiness for us all, so as we take stock in our lives in this Lenten season, let us all throw out what we do not need and sacrifice these things, so we then can move forward with what is important, as we then follow the lead of Jesus Christ, away from all temptation, to be better moving forward and as we show respect, dignity, and love toward one another always, throughout this journey of life.

 

” The season of lent is one of sacrifice, much like Jesus did while he showed his true love toward all”

 

” During the season of Lent, we should take stock in our lives sacrifice what we do not need and move forward better with only what we need”

 

” 40 days and 40 nights to get back to who we truly are and move forward better and stronger”

 

” Temptation is a strong force but we are stronger when we stay true to who we are”

 

 

 

 

The word of God never changes, only we change over time………

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” Heaven and Earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away”

Matthew 24: 35

God’s Truth;

” There is security in knowing that God’s word never changes, what is true today will be true a thousand years from now, there is no surprise ending”

 

Within the society of today, there is so much said and so much that is said out of haste, it makes it very hard to distinguish the truth from nontruth, some may say the same lie over and over till all are on board with making it a reality? There are so many nontruths out there, it comes to a point you just do not know for who is telling the truth anymore and this practice couldn’t be more true with the so-called leaders of today, they want so bad to lead us in the wrong direction, that they have lost total sight of which direction to travel in. These so-called leaders are so threatened by God and Jesus, they will do anything to eliminate them from the lives of the rest of us and even without consulting us as well because the word of God is the truth, which has been tried and tested for all who have walked a journey throughout this planet of Earth.

To believe in the word of God and the journey of his son Jesus Christ, we ourselves have to have complete faith so we can then have true hope moving forward. Some have lost that faith which leads them to have no hope, so they then will say anything to the rest of us, in order for us to follow them and not the true word of God. Jesus came here and walked his path of this journey, to show us just how to walk while we shared our love of one another, while he led us to the path of righteousness. This journey really is not that hard, just that over time we the people have made this journey seem hard by our actions or should I say inactions. If you can not walk your path of this journey, without messing up another’s shine,……… Well then maybe you should stay hidden under that rock that you crawled out from.

I get the fact that we all have our own faith and beliefs, true there are many different religions out there with their own God’s, but there is one true God who not only created what is around you but also created each one of us as well. We are all entitled to have our faiths and beliefs of whatever religion we practice, but when we push ourselves on one another to have us like a religion to make it reign supreme………. This is not the vision God had for us, nor is this what Jesus taught us when he came to us and walked his journey with us.

The only light we of this society see today is, the light of selfishness until we totally get over ourselves, we will never see the true light of God and Jesus Christ his son. We the people of this society are what is wrong with this society and until we wake up into true reality and listen to the true words of God once again, then none of the ugliness, hatred, evil and corruption will go away, not just about listening to the words of God, but seriously having the faith  of these words, so we all can have the hope for all the good to come to us, so we all can move forward in true happiness and peace, while we share the love of Jesus in our hearts and souls with each other, as we then can see the light of the path of righteousness, that Jesus came here to lead us all to.

 

” When we see the true light of Jesus Christ, then we all can have the faith and hope needed to move forward better and stronger”

 

” In today’s society, there is way too much propaganda and not enough true reality for any of us moving forward in a healthy way”

 

” You need faith to have any hope they both go together like peanut butter and jelly, you can not have one without the other”

 

 

May the weight of the world be not a burden anymore

With yet another season of Lent and this being the blessed Holy week, if you look deeply into this picture and have complete faith in Jesus Christ our Savior, then you can see the face of Jesus Christ wearing his crown, that he wore, while he sacrificed himself, for us all, showing of how deeply he loved us all.

We all walk a path through this journey of life and with this journey comes many ups and downs, many triumphs as well as pit falls, many life events that not only will change the course of our paths, but will also bring much change to ourselves as well. A lot of times these events come to us not of our own, but in ways from another, just looking to control all that is around them? When these life events come to us and we do not take care of them properly, we then become silent along our paths, as we try to move forward while burying deeply our true feelings and emotions, we then forget of truly who we are and project forward someone who is truly of who we are not, as we are now hiding from one another, but because we are hiding from our selves, to ease the pain and hurt from the event that has come to us. When we hide deep within ourselves, we then totally forget about that little child within us, we cramp that child to the point that, we do not let that child grow properly within us, as we then do not grow properly within the world around us, when that child is healthy, we then are healthy as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

To let that child grow properly, then not only it will be healthy and productive, we then become healthy and productive throughout this journey. True when things happen our true instinct is to protective ourselves I get that, but the growth of that inner child is just as important as well. When we become scarred from a young age and suppress everything deep inside, that child then has no room to grow and as we think it is not effecting us, it it effecting us deeper than we think at that time, nobody ever wants to admit to failure, as when we do then we think all will see us as weak? We are never weak, it is our perception that makes us think we are. Even if our troubles come from another, or another thing, these things still harm us so much, that we will do anything to hide the pain and hurt from them, so we then suppress a big part of who we are, so deep within, that we forget of truly who we are. When we do hurt and when we have buried deeply of who we truly are, we also forget that having a voice will help heal us from our troubles, by voice I mean not yelling and screaming so others will think we are some crazed lunatic? but actually speaking out in a civilized way, so we than can stay in touch with our true feelings and emotions, while keeping the feeling of empathy close to our hearts, which help us heal from our troubles to move forward better and not stepping backwards, which will keep us hurting deep within.

That little child within yes is always there, whether we chose to believe or not, just like Jesus is always there with his love for us, whether we chose to believe and have faith in him, the real problem then lies within us and how we deal with each event or situation that may come to us. the solution is to stay in the moment, stay in touch with your true feelings and emotions always, never lose sight of who you truly are, regardless of what others may say or do to you. When you project yourself as strong, others will see you as strong, keeping the control hungry ones at bay, so you than can move forward better and stronger, with each step through this journey of life.

We don’t have to be silent and we don’t have to be too voice tress, we just have to be true to ourselves, stay true to our inner child, stay true to our real feelings and emotions, so we all than can be healthy, we all can then be respectful of one another without bringing harm to each other and as we all do this, we all can move forward better and stronger, as we walk our paths throughout this journey of life.

” Let the burden go as the weight becomes lighter, helping you move forward with ease”

” Holy week is a time to not just reflect of yourself, but reflect of Jesus Christ and truly feeling his love deep within your heart”

” We all perceive the same things differently which may divide us if we do not stay true to who we are”

” We all have an inner child within us, which helps us to grow in a healthy way when we don’t abuse or neglect that child”

Dumb Questions + Stupidity = One screwed up Society

Now with each Society throughout this journey of life we all walk, we have all had our issues, we have all struggled at one point or another, but none more than through this Society have we taken the struggles and the issues to a whole new level. The biggest part of what makes this Society so screwed up is, the stupidity and the quite simple dumb questions asked by the media, just so they can put forth and ram down our throats, their agendas that are quite simply nothing but, a way for them to push more unwanted drama to us all.

Just so the media can keep to their agendas, when something of tragedy happens, the first thing they do is go straight to the victims of that tragedy, without giving them a chance to grieve or heal from their tragic time. With all this #meto stories coming out and all the alleged abuse stories coming out, the media will go to the ones who have been hurt and ask such stupid questions, then instead of leaving them alone to heal from their pain properly, they keep hounding them, just so they can keep their drama filled agendas coming, like bullets from a machine gun. When anyone has been hurt deeply with real pain, they just don’t come out and share of this pain, as this thing called shame will dictate that, it takes time and the right help, for any person of abuse to heal properly, not too mention they just don’t come out for a drama filled agenda, they will with the right guidance, will speak of their tragedy, not just for them to heal properly, but to help another going through the same kind of tragedy.

When a person who has been deeply hurt with real pain, finally gets the right guidance, then they can begin the healing process, but there is this thing called triggers, no not the trigger of a gun, although at times it may feel like one? These triggers when set off, can and will keep the hurt and pain within you and through the triggers, at times will make the tragedy seem even worse than it originally was. Those within the media who have zero compassion and empathy, really do not care of these triggers, as they continue to ask their stupid questions, just to keep pushing forward with their ugly agendas.

Now within this Society we have this thing called Social media, this when used correctly can be a good thing for us all, but unfortunately we have gone the other way with this like everything else we touch. When this #meto first came out throughout the Twitter world, it was a great thing, as now so many can finally have a voice to heal from the real pain and hurt they have been suffering, but now as we the people like so many other things, have taken this hash tag to a whole new level and the level, we have taken it is in the wrong direction, only to aid the media in keeping with their drama filled agendas. A lot of times we the people become clouded with our judgments and totally make the wrong judgment, we have done this time and time again and to the point that, we have no clue to what we are doing anymore.

This journey through life may have many components, but it really is not that hard, it is we the people that make it hard with our actions toward each other. We show zero empathy and compassion toward one another, as we only think of ourselves and what affects one won’t affect me? This is what keeps the clouds within our judgments, so we then don’t think through our actions, before we actually take the action. With empathy is the fact of each of us, putting ourselves in the shoes of those around us, so we than can see before we lash out to another, which then keeps us from taking the wrong action, as we wouldn’t want it to come to us. The way we truly fix this screwed up Society is, first we need to fix the agenda filled and drama filled media, so they can’t hurt us anymore, as now we the people have control over them, instead of them controlling us, just so they can sell their print or agendas and live their plush lifestyles, while we live within the real pain of our hurt and totally hiding deep within ourselves.

” True there is no stupid question as we learn from them, but the media doesn’t learn they just keep bringing their stupidity at every turn”

” We all in this society have become so stupid, quite simply because we have become lost within the clouds of our judgments”

” Before you actually take an action, think through that action with some empathy and compassion, to stop all the pain and hurt we bring to each other”

” #meto was a great thing at first, but now we have taken it in the wrong direction of more pain and hurt, instead of true healing”

The Hatred runs so deep within this Society

My little buddy with his message for us all, totally needs to come back to remind us all, that we are not about this hatred that is around us, just that we have let it consume us so much, that we have lost total sight of who we truly are.

This Smollett case and the way it is being swept under the rug, is totally setting the wrong example for us all moving forward. It is not about having enough money so you can buy your way out of anything, what you need to do beyond having empathy and compassion is, look deeper into what you see beyond your actions, then maybe you shall see that you are not only hurting yourself, but you are hurting all that are around you, with the actions you take. We all want to make our lives through this journey better with each step, but when our steps are on the top of others steps, now you are invading another ones steps and bringing harm to them, as you move forward like nothing at all.

Hatred right now is controlling us all through this journey, it is controlling us so much, it has us all taking action without thinking through the ramifications of our actions, it has us all being blinded by the clouds of our judgments, which now we are all in the deep darkness of this hate, without seeing any light in front of us along our paths.

With this Smollett case, the facts clearly point out he had an agenda, with this agenda he wanted to further spread the hate of anybody wearing a M. A. G. A. hat, by having these two brothers beat him for wearing a M. A. G. A. hat, to simply try to cram his agenda, right down the throats of each one of us, without having a care for anybody around him. He says he was unhappy with the $60,000+ dollars he was getting per episode, on the show he was on? What about the millions of others that are scraping by on what they make and that’s with most working two and three jobs. Sometimes in life as we walk our paths through this journey, it is not about who you know and expect them to help you out of a jam that you created, you need to get yourself out of the jam you created, so you than can fix what you need to fix, to move forward better and stronger throughout this journey of life.

We all have our struggles, nobody is perfect either, we all go through so much and with others bringing to us things we don’t ask for, makes for much pain and hurt coming to us as well, we then take that pain and bury it deep within ourselves to try to escape the hurt it brings, which we then become someone for who we truly are not. When we become someone we are not, we then get consumed by all the hate that is around us and further the hate, instead of trying to be better than that, by letting the hate pass, without it hurting us and turning us bitter to all that is around us. It doesn’t pay to let the hate consume us, as not only do we bring much pain and hurt to ourselves, we bring much pain and hurt to each other, which does nothing but turn this into a divided society, then keeps us from walking our paths of this journey, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve.

” There is something fishy in the city of Chicago, I think they need to bury the fish to stop the stink, for us all to see the freshness of this journey”

” Nothing good ever comes out of hatred, we need to learn the error of our ways, to move forward better and stronger”

” We the people are our own worst enemy, from us comes the hatred and from us we can bring the peace as well”

” When something is swept under the rug, it is only hidden for a short time, then when it rears its ugly head it can be even worse if we only took care of it sooner”

The Ugliness is from we the People

” There is always light at the end of all the darkness, we just have to get through the darkness to truly see the light”

We all walk a path through this journey of life, so to did Jesus when he came here with us, Jesus saw all the ugliness we brought to each other, but he stayed true to himself and showed his love for us all, with every step of his journey. We the people are what’s wrong with this Society, as we will stop at nothing to bring this ugliness to each other with our actions.

Way back when Adam took that forbidden fruit is when the ugliness of sin started, which we have never learned through all these years, that ugliness is bad and only keeps that wedge buried deep between us all, until we all truly feel the love that Jesus showed us, that the same love is deep within us as well, we will never change and the darkness of all the ugliness, will forever hang over all our heads. When we truly feel this love within us and then share it with each other, that is when the darkness over head will disappear and we all can truly see the light, which will bring us to the path of righteousness, so we all can be at peace and happiness with each step of this journey.

We all start this journey very much the same way and no one is any different from another, okay we may have a different color, gender, or even religion, but these difference are what makes us unique to each other, it is just we have never learned to use the uniqueness the proper way, even after Jesus came here with us and showed us all. As we grow into this Society, there are plenty of ways along our paths for us to learn properly, but instead we attack one another in any way we can. Just like a school Bully will try to control us, we do the same to each other, when one looks a bit different, or maybe slow or challenged as we grow up as a child, we then mock and make fun of that person, showing no empathy or compassion for that person, we don’t think of that person at all, we only think of ourselves and how we look towards others if we don’t follow along. God forbid when that person gets hurt physically, then we proceed to laugh and make fun of even more, this is not of who we truly are, but it is who we have become over the years, because we have never learned by the error of our ways.

Now within this Society of great technology, with all the social media and the news media whether print or what we see on the television, we have created such great drama with all these gadgets we have in our hands, it has made it even easier to further all the ugliness, simply because we can hide behind these gadgets, without facing what we fear most in this society and that is, we fear the confrontation of each other above everything else around us. We have forgotten just how to simply talk to each other face to face, a lot of this comes from the Political correction we let in to our lives, we become offended very easily because this correction has weakened us so, through this political correction we have lost the ability to respect and have dignity of one another, which furthers the ugliness and makes the darkness even darker, with no light in sight.

With the light comes peace and when we are at peace, we are happy as we walk our paths of this journey. First we have to get over ourselves, even with all the technology we have, we really are not as smart as we think we are, everything we do we think we do it better than each other, we get so caught up within our own heads and our own little world, we then let the clouds of our judgments, simply cloud all our actions we may take. Just look within the walls of Washington DC, all these Individuals show nothing but ugliness and hate, we are going to have a Presidential election coming up in 2020 and already the Democrats and the Republicans are attacking one another. They have already turned the most powerful position on the land into one, with no respect or dignity, they have turned the office of President into nothing but a Hollywood celebrity contest, this next election is already shaping up into a three ring circus show, with zero respect for the office they are running for, we the people need to be smarter, we need to vote smarter and end all this corruption and hate, that flows within the walls of Washington DC.

We all have our troubles, but when we don’t fix those troubles properly, this is when we bring the troubles to each other, which furthers the ugliness around us. Through all this ugliness shows just how dumb we have become through the years of our existence, you would think we would of become smarter by now, we will never become any smarter as we keep attacking each other, as we mock and make fun of each other with each step, it really does not matter what part of this planet you are from, or who you may think you are, we are all Humans walking a path through this journey, the journey may have a lot to deal with, but when we do it correctly and while we truly feel the love of Jesus within us, then share that love with each other, this is how we make the journey feel easier, while the ugliness disappears and true peace and happiness comes to us, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

” The hatred comes from the ugliness we the people bring to the society, we need more love to truly be of who we are”

” Technology is supposed to be better and make this journey easier for all, but we have totally gone the opposite way from it’s intention”

” We the people started this ugliness, we the people can end this ugliness as well”

The clouds take shape, as they speak in their own way

” While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, they became frightened when they entered the cloud, then from the cloud came a voice that said, ” This is my chosen son; listen to him” *** Lk 9:34-35 *** Within this Society we walk today, we are so far removed from the journey of Jesus Christ, that we have become so easily consumed by all the ugliness, that we see nothing in front of us, nothing only because we do not look deeper into what we see. We go into the house of God for once a week, then the rest of the week, we let the ugliness consume us once again, this has become one big vicious circle for each of us, to the point that we look up and just see clouds, without looking deeper and really seeing their shapes and hearing their suttle words for us from our savior Jesus Christ. With this weeks words from this quote from Luke, you can clearly see that this is a great quote for us all within this Society of today, simply because we of today only look superficially at all that is around us, instead of looking deeply into what you see. That guy you shrug off as a quack pot………. Maybe he is very smart and views the World very differently than you and I? We all look at the new Congresswoman, especially that one from New York who was a bartender, true she comes across as a quack pot and someone that has no clue on reality, but instead of looking at her as a joke, let’s try looking at her very deeply and just maybe we can see something in her, that will help us all in this Society. We all have something to give, just that when we become lost in the clouds of our judgments, we then never look deeply into what we see, anywhere around us. Wake up in the morning, you walk into the bathroom and what do you see? I mean what do you really see? Yes your reflection is in the mirror, but do you just see your reflection, or do you truly see of who you really are? Because within today’s Society if we all looked deeply into what we see, just maybe we would all see that, all this ugliness and hatred is not truly of who we are. With all these ugly shootings that happen around us, like the one in New Zealand, when we clearly look deeply into what we see, we will see that this is a reflection of one or a few and never a reflection of who we truly are, this Individual or Individuals responsible for this shooting is clearly troubled and in dire need to dig down deep, to truly feel the love of Jesus Christ within them, as we all have that same love within us, the problem then lies with each of us, as we don’t truly feel and acknowledge that love enough, within this Society we walk together. Let’s look at some of the certain media types out there, this is 100% the reason why none of us can look deeply into what we see, as these media types won’t let us, with all the crap they feed us daily. Simply because of all the crap, we then never look deeply into what we see, as we just skim across the top, just to try to keep moving forward with as little pain and hurt as we can. Through the drama of the media, we are then looked at and laughed at often, which then furthers us to bury a big part of who we are, so deep within ourselves that, we then forget it’s there to spare us from any pain and hurt. The media wants us to believe their rhetoric, just for them to keep the drama flowing and we the people, never to truly look deeply into what we see and truly see of who we truly are. That mountain top experience you hear in the Bible so many times, it is not about the climb of the mountain, it is of that special feeling you get deep within yourself, as Jesus talks to you on the top of the mountain, that deep warm feeling that flows through your veins with the blood of life, that warm feeling that fills your heart with love and keeps it beating to the rhythm of life, you don’t have to be a Mountaineer to truly feel all of this, all you need is, to truly look deeply into what you see, so you than can truly be all that you are and share the love of God with each other. Then and only then, will all this ugliness end and all the hatred go away, so we can walk our paths of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness that Jesus Christ his son showed us, as he walked his journey here with us as well. ” Everything comes to us for a reason, it is us that see’s through the clouds and finds the reason” ” Lets end all this ugliness around us as we then look deeply into what we see and not superficially at what we see” ” Some may climb the mountain only cause its there, others for a Facebook page, but you don’t need to climb a mountain for the true mountain top experience” ” Forget about what the media try’s to feed you, just look deeply at what you see, to truly see the good in all that is around you”

The journey of Lent/Daylight savings

As the days become longer with the light of day and as we walk this journey through Lent, we now know that the season of camping is right around the corner, the season for us all to escape the daily grind and venture to the out doors, where Mother Nature is ready to show us her true beauty. Primitive camping where you pitch a tent and as you lay down to sleep within your sleeping bag, now you can listen to the heart beat of the Earth, listen to all the nightly sounds, like an owl waking from their sleep as they only can see clearly at night, maybe if your lucky you can hear the whispers of the night or maybe a nearby stream will comfort you to sleep with it’s running water?

With your camp site all set up and the camp fire ready for the night sky, you now can plan your day for tomorrow, maybe a hike up a mountain to see as far as you can from the summit of the mountain and as you walk up the trail, you may see some scenes you will never see within the daily grind. Yes it is true a hike can be a lot of work, but it is work much different than the daily grind, it is work that can relax you in the right frame of mind, let alone that it will help clear your mind from all the ugliness that comes with being within a society full of much ugliness. To escape within Mother Nature is a great way to unwind and totally feel the stress melt from your body. We within this ugly society and through the dark days of Winter, let way too much effect us and let all the ugliness consume us to the point that, we become bitter to all that is around us, we forget that there is a whole lot more to this journey of life than, what we see in our daily grind. Yes we all need a paycheck to pay the bills and survive in our lives, but we become so consumed with that…………. we then totally forget to take some ” me” time to unwind and cure our mind, body and soul, so we can walk our paths of this journey in peace and happiness always.

Within this picture is so much peace and serenity, when you sit by the fire and take it all in, look out within the beauty in front of you, you can actually feel the stress leave your body and as the stress leaves you, now you can actually hear all that is around you, listen to the sweet sounds of the different wildlife around you, even hear the fish jump out of the water, hear the Eagles soar by with the greatest of ease, the loons chatting back and forth from a far, not too forget the many different birds singing their tunes throughout the echoes of the sky. There is so much beauty around you, you then forget of the daily grind and even though just for a short time, it is time you now can heal yourself from all the ugliness, heal yourself from what consumes you through the dark Winter days, so now you can clear the clouds from your judgments and totally heal your mind, body and soul from the stress of the daily grind.

Let’s not forget that when you escape to the beauty of Mother Nature, you are now within the home of many other different life forms on this planet, just like we live in our homes and we would hate for others to come in and disrupt our homes, we are now within the homes of so many animals within nature, like bear, moose, deer etc…. So as you set your camp always remember to respect their home, as we would want others to respect ours. Leave no trace while you are there and when you depart back to the daily grind, when you leave no trace when you leave, then you can come back to still more beauty, as Mother Nature is constantly changing with all within it. The plant life, the tree’s and even the animals, change all the time, just like we grow from our young ages, so does all within Mother Nature and it is a beautiful thing, to escape within nature and witness all the beautiful changes. Sometimes the changes to nature comes from violent weather, or maybe fire, but through these kind of changes, it may take some time, but the beauty does come back, for us all to enjoy once again. We all walk our paths through this journey of life, with one of the great perks of this journey, is the taking of some time, to get out and escape the daily grind, to really enjoy the beauty of Mother nature, to be at peace and happiness with ourselves and as we then heal ourselves, to get back in touch with the love within us, so we than can share that love with each other, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

” Daylight savings may have us dread the loss of an hour, but we do gain more daylight to enjoy the great outdoors”

” Earth has a heart beat just like we do as well, mother nature has it’s beauty as do we as well”

” camping season is the chance for us all to escape the daily grind and relax to heal ourselves from the ugliness and see the true beauty of this journey”

” Mother nature has so much beauty within it, you can clearly see it all when you look deeply within what you see”

The choices from the happenings don’t have to define where we go

We all walk our paths through this journey of life, the paths are not always smooth or paved, a lot of times things happen to us along this journey, things we can’t explain or change, these happenings do not have to define us, nor do they have to dictate of where we are going through this journey, the choice is yours to make in order to walk your paths with confidence, walk your paths to be better and stronger, so as your path before you may look rocky or a bit out of source, the choice is yours to make in order to navigate along your path as best you can, so you yourself can dictate this journey the best way you can and make the path as smooth as you can.

We are all part of a Society that they to walk their paths of this journey, yes we do meet at the crossroads, but we don’t have to follow them and we can blaze out our own paths as best we can, so we than do not get caught up in all the ugliness like we see today throughout this society. Our inner strength comes from that child within us and when we don’t let that child grow correctly, then we lose that inner strength, which then has us become weak and unable to protect ourselves properly from all harm, which then has us all becoming so consumed within all the ugliness we see today. This does not mean we are better than each other, just that some may try to make others think that they are? Which then has us like…………… Thinking that whatever we do is wrong, but on the contrary, there is no wrong along this journey through life, especially if we walk our paths as best we can, without forcing ourselves on each other, without harming each other or bringing great pain to each other, when we respect each other, when we show love toward each other, then no matter of the path you take, we all will find that path of righteousness that Jesus showed us along his journey here with us, the path of righteousness is the path where there is no evil, no ugliness and that path where we all love one another as Jesus loved us, when he came to us and walked here with us.

This is the start of the 40 day journey of Lent, that same journey Jesus walked to not only show his love for us, but to show us all that there is a way around the ugliness and walk this journey in peace and happiness always. The choice is always ours to make, when we make the right choices, then the path that seems rough at first glance, will then become better, not that the terrain becomes smoother, but because we ourselves will see everything much better, because we than do not look at everything as evil. When we see everything as tough and evil, then Satan will sense this this and then the evil and ugliness will seem to grow around us, the choice is ours to make along our paths of this journey, the time is now along this 40 day journey of Lent, to make all the right choices, so we can end all the evil and ugliness, to move forward in love, peace and happiness always, as our Savior Jesus Christ showed us, along his journey here with us, throughout this journey of life.

” 40 day journey of lent for us all to renew and make better our paths of this journey through life”

” All paths have their degree of difficulty, its we who make the difficult less of to make the paths better as we walk”

” The paths and the happenings along the paths never have to dictate where we are going along the paths”

As Jesus walked this journey, so do we

” How can you say to your brother, Brother let me remove that splinter in your eye, when you do not even notice the wooden beam in your own eye?

*** LK 6:42a***

This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday and as we enter into the forty day journey of Lent, let us remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us, showing just how deeply he loved us, while he to walked this journey, showing us all that yes, we to can share our love within, with each other.

Basically this quote talks of, before we can reach out to help another, we first need to help ourselves and over come all that we may be going through and struggling through. If you want to pull that splinter out of your brothers eye, then first clear the obstruction from your own, so you than can see clearly of what you are doing and as you see clearly, then the clouds of your judgments, will then be gone as the love within you, will then not only comfort you, but comfort your brother, as you remove the splinter, so he to can see clearly along this journey of life.

We all have our issues as we walk our paths of this journey, but yet we always see the faults of others and never see any faults of our own, we are always quick to point the finger towards others, but never point the finger at ourselves and accept any blame for whatever we do, others will surely pick up on our faults before we even recognize them ourselves. We are all guilty of this behavior, but we will never admit to any faults we may have.

A lot of times these faults will bring us great shame, shame that brings us great pain and when we hurt deeply inside, we then bury these faults deep within, so we than can try to move forward like there is nothing holding us back. So as we do this, we than never look at our own faults, instead we point out the faults of others, which then will stop us from truly getting to know one another, only forcing us to look at each other superficially, without truly looking deeply at what we see. There is always more than what we may see initially, just that we don’t truly want to see, cause then it will make us look deeper into ourselves.

Jesus as he walked this journey with us, showed us all that when we stay true to ourselves, truly feel our feelings within and feel the warmth of his love within us, then we to can not only love ourselves, but love all those around us, without any evil or unwanted thoughts. Nobody ever wants to show any fault, as this will bring out weakness and within a broken society as we are currently in, then any weakness will bring us more shame and pain, which we then will be open to becoming a victim of any kind, furthering the pain for which we already have.

Weakness brings pain and in a society of fakness, weakness makes you vulnerable over those who pretend to be strong, as they then seem to be more powerful than they really are. We never want to admit to our faults, so we than can bury them and seem strong to those around us, while we then point the finger of fault on those around us. We are all guilty of pointing the finger of blame, which does nothing but deflect any blame from ourselves, so we then never fix what we need to fix, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

So as we walk yet another Lenten journey, let us do so as Jesus did these next forty days, let us sacrifice as Jesus did for us, as we truly get back in touch with our true feelings, unbury those faults as we work to fix what we need to fix, then we can truly move forward better and stronger and treat each other with respect, to keep our dignity, showing our true love for each other, then we can walk confidently on our paths, through this journey of life.

” Lets walk this journey of lent and sacrifice as Jesus did for us, to be better and stronger moving forward”

” Faults can only be fixed when we stay true to who we are, without burying them like they are nothing but dirty laundry”

” The journey of lent is a forty day journey, to get back to who we truly are, to become better and stronger moving forward”

” Our issues do not have to define us on our paths, they should help us to be better and stronger moving forward”