As we walk through the valley of life in the shadow of Death………….

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“Yet you do not know what tomorrow will bring. What is your life? For you are a mist that appears for a little time and then vanishes.”

James 4:14 ESV

 

We all walk a path through this journey of life, just that no one truly knows of just how long the journey will take us, as  we all walk in our own direction on the path. We will all walk the best way that we know, or do we really know what is best? We of this Society seem to think that our own Individual way is the best way, but yet we have all this hatred, ugliness and crap that surrounds us today, so how do we truly know of the truest way, to walk the path of our choosing, through this journey of life.

The band Kansas has a great song called ” Dust in the wind”, If you truly sit and listen to the words deeply, this is of we the people walking our paths. We are all just dust in the wind of life, we are born into this world no matter of who you are? We live our lives the best that we know how, til that infinite day that we then become like the dust in the wind, of which this journey then ends, leaving us to walk the path of our choosing no more. So the question then lingers, why do we bring so much unwanted crap to each other, if we truly do not know of how long we will be walking this journey of life?

To some they are lucky enough to be walking this journey for a very long time, while for others, their journey gets cut short for whatever reason? Some may get struck by a terrible accident, some may get a terrible disease where there is no way out of it, some…………. For some strange reason have their lives cut short, even if they do it right and they are completely healthy? While most of the so called chosen ones get to walk this journey for a very long time? There is no rhyme or reason to all this, for the only one that truly knows is God with his son Jesus, for which the rest of us may find the true answer at judgment day, when we meet Jesus at the gates of Heaven.

Just as this quote says, we do not truly know what tomorrow will bring, for each day we wake is a new day, with a different trek along the journey, especially if that trek brings us deep pain and hurt, which has us dread each day that we wake. The pain and hurt could be a  wide range of things? Maybe it consists of deep physical pain from injuries that have hurt us? Maybe the pain could be a deep psychological mental pain that becomes deep within our hearts and souls? We all go through these types of pain and hurt at some point along the journey, but if we don’t look deeply into what pains us so, for us to truly fix the pains of this journey and not bring the pains in a complaining way to the rest who walk a journey, then just maybe we can end all the hatred and ugliness around us, so we all can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and happiness, that God had envisioned, when he created us all for this journey of life.

What is your life? Sounds like a game show theme I know, but really how truthfully can we all answer that question? There is so much change that surrounds us all throughout our paths of this journey, that for some they may never have a truthful answer to that question. For the ones who think you have the answer to this question, stop…………. Really look deeply into the life that you created along this journey, did you actually walk this journey as Jesus taught us, when he came and walked his journey here with us? Was your journey truly 100% out of the love and empathy deep within your soul, for yourself and those around you? You may have walked a good journey to the best of your knowledge, but was the journey truly great from the start to the finish of the journey walked? The only way we will truly know is at judgment day, when we meet Jesus at the gates of Heaven.

As the mist of the rain disappears for the sunshine and clear skies,  so do we as we walk our paths of this journey through life, into the sunset of the journey. We have all heard the term of, ” live life to the fullest”? What exactly does this mean? We all have our own meaning for this along our own paths, but do we truly live our lives to the fullest? Living life to the fullest is not about having all the money, it’s not about having more material things than those around you, it is all about living your life faithfully and believing totally in yourself, plus having complete faith and belief in Jesus Christ, while you not only feel deeply his love within you, but you share that love with who is around you along this journey, so we than can truly walk our paths of this journey, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve. We truly do not need all we have today and Jesus proved that to us along his journey, as he walked his path with just the clothes on his back, with the total faith and belief in his father, our God, who provided him with what he needed to walk a successful journey. Within today’s Society we get so caught up within, it is very easy to get off track, lose sight of the true journey, lose the true faith and belief in not only ourselves, but in Jesus Christ as well. When we are off the true track of life, our thoughts then become lost in the clouds of our judgments, which then has us wander aimlessly, instead of walking with confidence along our paths of this journey. It is never too late to get back on track of the journey and Jesus will always forgive us for whatever we have done, but the ultimate forgiveness, is the forgiveness of ourselves, so we than can truly get back on track to walk our paths of this journey, within the peace and happiness we all so truly strive for everyday of our lives.

 

” Forgiveness of ourselves is the true key of happiness throughout this journey, to reach the true peace of a journey well walked”

” Dust in the wind……… A great way to explain this journey, as we are the dust that gets blown around the lives we walk”

” We all have love and empathy deep within us, we just have to truly feel it, so we than can share it with each other”

” the journey could be long, it could be short, we may only find the true answer as we meet Jesus at judgment day within the gates of Heaven”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Times change… People change… in more ways than one

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Every mountain has it’s trails, just as all the paths we walk within this this journey are the trails of life. No matter of the trail or how many times you walk the trail, there will be many changes that come to the trail, some changes can be very drastic and very noticeable, while other changes are minuscule or so small, that you may never notice, unless you look deeply into what you see. All trails never stay the same,  there is always something different no matter how many times you walk the trail,

Just as the trail changes, so do we the people as well. We all have our issues and no one that walks through this journey has no issues, the issues are the same as the the changes of the trail, they can range from very drastic, to very minuscule as well, sometimes the issues are brought on by our own actions, other times they are brought on by those around us. These issues are what changes us over time, the changes can be for the better as we move forward, or the changes can be very negative, that in many ways has us moving backwards and becoming lost within the clouds of our judgments, the changes we go through can and will take us from being of truly who we are, to being someone of who we are not, which will have even ourselves, not recognizing the person for which we are.

Life is full of change all around us, there is nothing that does not go through change. It is how we deal with the change, that determines not just of who we truly are and become, but how we treat each other as we walk our paths of this journey through life. When we are not of who we truly are, which is the love and empathy that is already within our souls, this is when we tend to pull back  from those around us and pull in others of the same, then form a pack that attacks those that are not part of their pack, this also brings ugliness and hatred into the mix, which then complicates things further, instead of making things better moving forward. This is not truly of who we are, as through love and empathy, we actually feel deeply and care deeply, for those around us and will never harm another at any time throughout this journey.

We all have our quirks that pretty much we become accustomed to so much that, we really do not realize when they become an issue, one of the biggest quirks is, the way we speak our words to each other and through this world of political correction, has us all turning against each other and dividing us as a society, then we never really try to fix and change this, but instead point the finger of blame on one another, not just to deflect from ourselves, but to make light of our issues, to focus on the issues of another. With that said……….. I get the fact of some of the older generation taking offense to the way President Trump met and chatted with the Russian leader Mr. Putin, but I am sure President Trump remembers greatly of the past, when all were scared when the alarms sounded,not knowing if the big one was going to be dropped, from the days of the dark cold war with Russia. That was then, this is now, times have changed as well as we the people also. It is very hard to let go of the past, especially when you don’t take the necessary steps, to fix what you need to, so you can move forward better and stronger. President Trump is old school and is set in his ways, but that should never take away the fact that, he is a very smart man that has the best interests for America deep within himself and wants so badly, to improve all our paths within this country so badly. that His actions to this point speak for themselves and we can clearly see that he is improving and living up to his campaign promises. The problem lies deep within ourselves, simply because our judgments have been lost in the clouds within us for so long, we clearly have become very quick to judge other’s and point the finger of blame away from ourselves, as we have totally forgotten how to except responsibility, so we than can fix what we need to fix, then continue moving forward along the trails of our path, through this journey of life.

 

” Change comes to each of us in many ways, it is how we deal with the change that determines of who we become within this journey of life”

” There are many trails within this journey to explore, as each of these trails go through many changes as well”

” We climb the trails of the mountains to explore and see new things, but we do just the opposite as we walk our paths of this journey”

” Before we become quick to judge other’s, let us first look deeply within ourselves and fix our own issues moving forward within this journey”

 

 

 

 

 

Change a few words, for a new spin…….

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” You walk this journey of life, by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live”

*** BowlingChef/Stuart Scott***

 

 

This quote by the late Stuart Scott is such a great quote, as you can change a few words, to have it spin a whole new direction. Now when Stuart Scott said this quote at the ESPY awards before he had passed, he was talking about his fight of the dreaded disease Cancer, which this disease has struck so many and all of us have known, or has had a family member be taken by this disease. With this quote you can change a few words and spin the meaning of the quote in a whole new light, which makes this quote one of the best quotes of all time, since the first day of the spoken word.

Now just like anything as we walk our paths of this journey and especially now within this Society, Words are a very powerful tool and words can hurt worse than any kind of physical abuse. Some among us, like those within the media world, make it their job to take the words of others and spin them in a way, that not only fits into their drama full agendas, but will control the rest of us in believing anything they say or write? When they report on a topic, they only will bring to us half of the truth and spin the rest, to make a mountain out of a mole hill, when they dislike the views of an elected official, they will spin their words in a different way, to make them seem evil to the rest of us, to simply try to bring them down, simply because they don’t like them. These types of media agencies think they have mastered the art of the spoken word, but when we look deeply into what we see, when we see through their conspiracy theories, now they look as stupid as their made up words, but their arrogant ways and their arrogant views, will have them so lost within the clouds of their judgments, that they will never see clearly along their paths of their so called journey.

Throughout this Society we have taken the spoken word, to heights that can and will hurt us all deeply, in some cases you have one word with multiple meanings and if you say that word to the wrong party, now they become offended over a simple word? Then you have some among us that have made it their job, to take a spoken word and spin it in a way that will make the one who spoke it, look nothing but evil to the rest of us? Words can be taken out of context and be spun in ways of untruths and non realities, the simple reason for all the misuse of words is, we have become so arrogant toward one another, that we will think nothing to hurt each other with our spoken words.

Words come out of each of our mouths each and every day throughout this journey of life, but in this Society of Political Correction, we have taken something as simple as the spoken word  and spun it in ways, that can hurt us all so deeply, not too mention make us all look evil full of hate? This is not of who we truly are, who we truly are is, one of love, compassion, empathy and kindness, these are the traits that bring us peace and joy, but in the eyes of the media groups, this is not what sells print or their so called news, only drama does that, so they spin the spoken word in any way they can, to sell their agendas to the rest of us, as they live their exotic lifestyles, while the rest of us struggle to walk our paths of this journey of life.

When something as simple as the spoken word now controls of who we are, because of a few that only see greed in their eyes, instead of seeing the love and compassion within us all, then we of this Society have a huge problem we need to fix, so we can all truly heel and get back to truly of who we are, without putting up this front of, someone we truly are not. This will help us all not only be true to ourselves, but be true to each other, so when we speak our words, they won’t be spun in ways of, untruths and unreality. Then we all can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and joy, that Jesus showed us, on his journey here with us.

 

” Words are spoken they don’t magically appear on the print we read, someone puts them there to spin more drama, instead of reality”

” Quotes can inspire as well as lead us into greatness, like this quote being so good that it can bring us to wherever we want to spin it just by changing a few words”

” The spoken word can be spun in any way you like, just that a lot of those ways only breed hatred and evil, bringing pain and hurt to us all”

” Words come out of all our mouths and they can also bring much pain and hurt when we twist around our words we speak”

 

 

 

 

 

Camping………….The happy place

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Camping is the only place that is true happiness, as you are one within the beauty of Mother Nature. The beauty of Mother Nature is so beautiful and so powerful, it will not only bring a smile to your face, it will also help you out of whatever funk you are in and transform you, into the real true person, for which you were meant to be.

The quiet serenity, the peace like in this picture, this is what will have the stress from the everyday grind, simply melt away from your body and soul, the stress is what brings us into a world for which we do not care for. When we are within the stress of the everyday grind, we become this person that, not even we ourselves recognize who we are anymore, but when we are within the beauty of nature and let the peace and serenity over whelm us, we then become the true person that we are and that is always within our hearts and souls, just that within the daily grind and all the ugliness around us, we put up this front and totally forget of who we truly are.

It just amazes me that when we are within our daily grinds, we think nothing of stepping on another’s shine, or attacking one another, just to put up this front that we are more powerful than those around us? We won’t even do a simple task like give each other the time of day, just walk the streets of any big city streets to see how true this is, but yet when we are camping within nature, or hiking to some of the tallest summits, we actually chat to one another, say hello to each other, I get it, but yet I don’t get it? We can be so good to each other, and yet we are so mean to each other as well. When we of this Society chat of the two Political parties and call some hypocrites, why not look deeply into yourself and truly see that, we are all hypocrites, when it comes to the way we treat each other.

To some camping is just a place to be to escape into a bottle and drown themselves in whatever funk they are in, this is not what camping is all about, true camping is to go somewhere and explore, go somewhere with the peace and serenity of nature all around you, then totally feel the stress of the everyday grind, simply melt away, as you then become totally relaxed and see all the true beauty that is all around you. Some may camp with their trailers full of comforts from home and at a park with many others, this is camping yes, but it is a whole lot different than camping within the beauty of nature, as nature will transform you into, the true person for which you truly are. There is nothing wrong with camping with the comforts of home, just that your not really camping, just parking on a set of wheels, as camping within a tent, will have you totally feel the heart beat of the Earth and truly feel nature bring to you the peace and serenity, that is so missed, within the everyday grind that we all walk, on our paths, through this journey of life.

 

” Camping the one true place that transforms you into the true person of who you truly are”

” The quiet serenity and peace of nature is what camping brings to you, when you become one with nature and let the stress melt from your body and soul”

” We are all hypocrites when it comes to the way we treat each other within this society”

” The true power of nature will totally transform you from what you think you are, to who you truly are, showing all the true beauty around you”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The season to enjoy peace and serenity

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The season of camping is upon us once again, a time to escape our nine to five worlds and replace it with a world full of nature, peace, serenity and true beauty. real camping isn’t about showing off the new gadgets or parking a motor home at a campsite with many others, true camping is going to a place of true beauty within nature, so you can totally relax and forget about all the crap within this screwed up society for a short time during each trip. Some may not think of camping without running water, or a nice comfy bed to lie in as fun, but too be one with nature and enjoy all the true beauty around us, will give you free therapy and a natural way to destress, so you can have total peace and serenity away from all the crap within a screwed up Society.

Depending on the amount of equipment you have, camping can be a bit of work to set camp, but once camp is set, now you are on camp time, which is the time to relax within nature. Go for a nature walk and see some very different scenes than you may see within your usual path, maybe even see some different kinds of animals than just a dog or a cat? see a lot of different types of plant life, than the usual trees, shrubs or flowers, that get planted in your yard or the neighbors yard. With a camp fire burning in the fire pit and you sitting there staring into the fire, it can hypnotize you into a trance of total relaxation, with zero worries of whats around you, the campfire is always the center piece of the campsite, just like the fruit basket with the nuts being the center piece of the family thanksgiving  table.

Camping has come a long way with all the different gear you can achieve, yes it can be expensive as well, starting with the tent and instead of taking a while to set up the old school tents and figuring out which poles go with which, now you have easy up tents, that take just minutes and even with LED lights within the poles, to light up the inside of the tents. Then instead of sleeping on the ground, you can have a cot that isn’t that big, fit into your tent to rise you off the ground, plus you can also get an auto inflate air mattress, that when you unscrew the valve, it fills with air automatically, just don’t forget to screw it back tightly or the air will escape when you lie down. You really don’t need all these new modern gadgets, but they will make the true camping experience more enjoyable, so you than can be one with nature and totally relax within the peace and serenity, that camping should be all about.

We all need some kind to escape so we can refocus and move forward  along our paths through this journey of life to be better and stronger as well, we work hard at our jobs, then we work even harder at making our living quarters look presentable, not to just ourselves, but too all those around us as well. Then we go to the gym to work hard at making ourselves look as presentable as we can? Our downtime is in front of a picture tube bringing us either the drama of the day, or a night time drama TV show, that is an Actor acting a fictitious part, that we think is helping us escape our realities? Where does all the work end? If anything we work so hard everyday, that we then become out of focus, without truly enjoying all the true beauty that is around us. When we go true camping and become one with nature and see all the true beauty around, as Jesus Christ taught us, when he came and walked his journey with us, this is what truly relaxes us, so we can be at true peace, while we stay in touch with our true feelings. Yes we want to be comfortable no matter where we are and with all the technology around us, we have forgotten just what real comfortable truly is, sometimes we have to go back to the basics, so we can recharge, refocus and get back to being of truly who we are.

Sometimes we work too hard at trying to keep an appearance of trying to be someone we truly are not, when we should just simply be who we truly are and going camping within the beauty  of nature, helps us do just that, by refocusing and totally relaxing, without all the drama and the crap of our everyday lives. When we are truly of who we are, it is so much easier to be in touch with our true feelings, so we then can share our love within us, just as Jesus taught us, with each other. the paths we walk within this journey of life, really does not have to be as hard as we make it out to be, so instead of getting caught up within all the drama and the crap, go camping within nature, to refocus and totally relax with all the true beauty all around you.

 

” Camping can be as modern as you make it, but it will always be about nature and relaxation to refocus moving forward”

” Nature’s beauty full of peace and serenity, to see the true beauty throughout this journey of life”

” Why should you work hard at keeping up an appearance, when you can relax and be truly of who you are”

” To have total faith in Jesus Christ, is too have total faith in yourself moving forward”

 

 

 

Spring has finally sprung

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Spring has finally sprung. With Spring there comes warmer weather, new birth  within the great outdoors, which has us coming out from the Winter coma we have been in. Time to get out within nature, see all the true beauty that Mother Nature holds deep within her beauty instead of, the fury from the Winter storms and the white winter blanket. Spring brings all the great outdoor activities for us all to enjoy, with each step of our paths, along this journey of life.

Camping within nature may seem too primitive for some, but it is just right for the outdoor enthusiast. Time to breathe in all the clean air of nature, simply stop and listen to the sounds of nature, the leaves swaying in the breeze, the water hitting the shoreline, the sweet music of the birds as they sing you a tune, the crackle of the fire burning within your camp fire and just maybe in the night sky, an Owl lands in the tree close by and chats to you in his language. Once you set camp, now you can throw out the time of Society, as now you are on camp time which means, throw away the watch and simply, enjoy all that is around you.

There is only one kind of true camping and it is done within a tent, that you set up within nature, there is so much equipment out there today, once you set camp, it is really not a camp anymore, but a five star hotel all to yourself. A hotel within nature, surrounded by beautiful greens and a bubbling brook with a soothing sound. Cook right over the open fire, or just fire up the camp stove and grill. You know…….. getting back to the tent for a bit, there are so many different kinds and sizes to choose from, some with LED lighting within the poles on the inside with its own battery pack, plus all the different air mattresses or cots, to lay on for the comforts of home. Camping within nature has come a long way, which has turned it from true primitive camping to the camping or ” Glamping” in luxury, take your pick, but remember………. You still have to hike within the woods, with all the equipment you buy for your camping enjoyment.

Camping has changed so much from an equipment point of view, but the journey within nature is all you need, to simply relax and unwind from the daily grind. Yes you can add to the camping experience with some toys like, a boat, or maybe an atv, but these toys should never take away from the true camping experience within nature.

 

” There are many looks of camping, but the look of nature is all you need to truly relax”

” It is not camping without the camp fire, so don’t forget the firewood, as you venture into the woods for nature’s beauty”

” Spring brings the warmth, the warmth brings camping, the rest is us sitting in front of the campfire and relaxing”

 

 

 

 

 

The road wasn’t always paved

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We all walk our paths through this journey of life, in the beginning of Mankind the roads were never paved, that came later as we evolved over time. Now within this Society we all live in, so much has changed since the time back in the beginning, so much change for the better, as well as so much change that…………… well let’s just say has made us worse in a lot of ways.

” Change is good when done correctly, change can be bad when we don’t truly understand”

Societies of our past may seem like it was a simpler life? What we of this Society always forget is, they were busy trying to make it better for us all today, only because we of today think, we are the best and brightest of all Societies. Every Society has had their challenges, but unless we respect those of the past, we will forever be lost within the clouds of our judgments.  We of this Society are so lost within the clouds, we can not see clearly enough, to walk our paths without tripping up on the bumps along the path. A lot of times we take action on something, without thinking through the ramifications of those actions, with all the technology we have today and yet, we can all be so dumb at the same time? In a lot of ways, technology has made us all fat, dumb and lazy.

Then there is thing called Political Correction, which now has us all fearing the ” I am offended” dilemma we are in today. If you can’t handle the truth, then stay home in the backyard under that rock which you crawled out from under. We say so many untruths today, that we totally have no idea between fiction or truth anymore, we hide behind our technology while we are on our social media, but really how social is this media, that we hide behind our technology on? Because we are on this so called social media, we then are not outside being social with each other anymore, instead we do nothing but stab each other in the back and create this thing called hate we see around us today. This journey through life was never about the hate and ugliness we see today, this is on us the people of this Society.

The roads never start out being paved and smooth, we are the ones that do the paving and make them smooth, but lately in this Society all the paved roads have become broken and riddled with cracks? As we all have become so lazy, all the infrastructure around us that Societies of the past have built for us, has become run down and broken and time to be rebuilt, the problem then lies with we the people being stuck to our so called ” social media”. Video games and how they have evolved over time and how they have become so addicting to so many in this Society, they to like our social media have torn us away from each other and totally have us glued behind our technology. It is time we get back to socializing face to face once again, time we stop being so negative of everything around us, it is time we share the love within us with each other, so we than can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and happiness we all so deserve and until we do this, the roads will become worse, with more cracks and bumps to trip us up.

 

” The roads were never paved and smooth as we ourselves had to get out and do the paving to make them smooth”

” Technology is good when it is used to make us better and stronger moving forward, but it is bad when it makes us fat, dumb and lazy”

” How social is social media when all it does is, have us hide behind it instead of actually being face to face with each other”