Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Death

Death . . . is always looming.  I thank God it was one of the earliest things I faced and dealt with as a young man.  I considered it constantly for a time, realizing that no matter what the objectives of life were, in the end . . . death.  So one had better come to terms with it.  Hence my intense and early search for the meaning and purpose of life.  Every other lifely concern paled to utter insignificance in the face of this mortal finality. . . .

My mother may be dying.  Of course, we all are in a very real sense, but she thinks it may be soon and is talking about it regularly.  Something does indeed seem to be wrong with her--she has been losing weight for months and nothing she does is stopping the loss.  She appears to be steadily wasting away.  And she is frightened now and increasingly terrified of imminent death.  I have told her many times before that she needs Jesus.  She thinks she believes but I'm not so sure.  And then I think of all these high profile celebrity deaths that have occurred this year. Where are they now? 

This life is short.  The hereafter is long.  Where we go has always been to me THE most important question to be answered in this life.  I have always been amazed that so few ever really seriously confront that issue.  Even those who are cavalier about it when living usually become terrified at their end as the inevitable approaches in earnest.

Do not wait.  Settle it sooner rather than later.  Seek God.  Seek the Truth.  Go to the One Who has control over life and death and conquered it all . . . and Who has the power to convey life eternal in His presence--He Who is love.


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

"Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth"


I was invited as "Major Tom" to perform at a premier local music club called Velour Live Music Gallery for their 2016 "Christmas All-Stars Special".  I was teamed up with another local musician Karl Strange (a fellow who has become a new friend and with whom I have a lot in common--both old guys, lawyers, father/family men, who walked away from music for about 25 years then recently jumped back in).....

There were 25 performers and wow, it was an incredibly talented bunch--all of them.  My son Jackson and his wife Megan also performed as his new band "LaFrantz".  A local singer Jenn Blosil who nearly won American Idol was another singer there along with Belle Jewell who is (or was?) on The Voice--the other big talent tv show.... And lots of other diverse artists.  It was a chance for me to sing about and for the Savior, which was awesome....with Karl and I doing the now classic Christmas version of "Little Drummer" where David Bowie appeared on the Bing Crosby Christmas special on tv back in 1977 (which I recall seeing at the time it aired). . . . .

Here's that funky ol' Bowie/Bing version... Heh, I went to the thrift store and got a jacket and shirt that were near exact matches to what Bowie wore though you can't tell with the reddish club lighting....Anyway, just thought I'd share this as it was a very nice event and to varying degrees actually quite honoring toward the real meaning of Christmas....


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Two Ways Exposed



This is a eye-opening video if you've got the time to go through it.  Sooo typical, so illustrative of THE difference between having a self/man-centered view of God/reality/Truth/scripture versus having a pov that STARTS with God.

Really, there are only TWO religions.  There are only TWO ways to interpret this life, this world and the afterlife.  In one way, everything starts with the person viewing--all interpreting, opinion, viewpoint, meaning, purpose, truth etc., begins with the person's own biases, hopes, fears, desires, passions, intents etc.  Then, whatever doesn't fit into THAT is put away and only what is collected is what comports with the person's level of understanding and self-centered  purposes.

THE OTHER WAY . . . is to begin with God. What does HE say?  What did He have Written?  What is HIS purpose?  Whether THAT comports with one's own biases or not is irrelevant.  YOU, the person, conform to HIS version of reality (as in truth, THAT is the only reality there is).

Anyway, this is a classic representation of the TWO WAYS.  God's way or man's way. . . .

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Let It Be . . . Work!

God talks to you . . . here and there. . . . He says things like "you gotta trust me no matter what it looks like". . . .  He shows you everything flowing away . . . "let it go" . . . . The wave goes out . . . like preceding a tsunami . . . everything exposed (now what?) . . . and you think "hmmm, okay. . . .(He gives you the strength to let it go, against your normal proclivities of worry) . . . . "I will trust. . . ."  you say in mind.   Then  months later and He picks it back up and says, "You are going to have trust me, . . . no matter what . . . it looks like. . . ." [This is from a Word my wife got]....

Sometimes His communications come in fits and starts. . . .

If you are tight with Him . . . you know what is what.  You don't trick your own mind with other self talk.  You wait . . . and listen . . . and then HE SPEAKS . . . and you hear it . . . .  . . He continues the conversation. . . .
I love the give and take.....He's real!   I love "working out your salvation with fear and trembling" . . . and I'm Reformed. . . . Get it? You work, strive for righteousness AND He is complete control!  I love the cosmic tension of that!  It can't be any other way.  There's no crossing the gulf--and that is the beauty and the glorious mystery. . . .  

Praise God. . . . .

All Is Well! (In the Ultimate sense)

I can't see how this is not the case.  In relative terms and from a (extremely) limited perspective, there are problems . . . wrongs to be righted . . . exhortations and calls to be made . . . BUT, from the Ultimate point of view . . . everything is perfect.  I believe God is sovereign and in control of all.  He tells us He is.  Not just over some things, but over EVERYTHING.  There is nothing--not one step, not a single breath, not a single hair--out of place.

In Ultimate terms, evil is not out of control.  Things aren't out of order.  Mistakes and missteps have not been made. EVERYTHING is going perfectly according to plan.

How can it be otherwise if God is Sovereign? And not only that, but EVERYTHING is designed to exemplify and reveal the supreme, perfect, good, holy glory of God.  It's not just that events and history are GENERALLY-"big picture"-"in-the-end" meant to show the glory of God (with all kinds of mess in the middle having been finally corrected for a final-shot reveal) . . . NO, in fact, every little turn, every seemingly insignificant happening--from the lone flight of some mosquito in a distant valley to somebody dropping a plate right now--is deliberately, lovingly, creatively and perfectly woven into the fabric of ALL THAT IS . . . with the primary purpose of exemplifying God's glory!

Nothing is insignificant.  If we had the eyes to see it, we would be cheering and heralding the astonishing glory and profundity of God's character in all instances, from the tiniest, most microscopic . . . all the way through to the cosmic and universal.

And I don't see how one single thing could ever be deleted or set aside as being inconsequential or unnecessary.  There is NOTHING superfluous.  There is surely no ONE superfluous.

I believe . . . if we love God above all . . . then we love EVERYTHING He has done, does or will do, even though it may be temporarily confusing or even painful.  We trust Him . . . that all He does is perfect, good and holy . . . and is a revelation of His glory.   With this in mind, nothing is wrong, nothing is going awry, nothing needs to be corrected (by us). . . . All is well.  God is to be praised, loved and served in all things.  We trust His purpose.  (This would of course include those instances when we feel compelled to address temporal grievances--to "change the world", "save" this or that cause--I'm not extolling passivity, for He declares and effects the MEANS as well as the ends of things.)

I find it good and helpful to remember this . . . when it seems that things are not going well or in times of extreme challenge and struggle.  The temptation is to resent and blame if we are only viewing life from our personal, self-centered perspective.  From that view, many things are wrong and not going well.  There is no end to them. . . .

But putting God's glory first, then all is ultimately good and meant to be.

How can it be otherwise if God is God and God is sovereign, ruling over all?

I suggest any lessor view of God is not a view of God at all but of something else, something subject to God. . . . Praise God.




Wednesday, December 7, 2016

"The Last". . . .

I love that the last shall be first. . . . Such poetic, spiritual, characteristic form for The Lord!

I think of all the believers . . . living their quiet lives, secretly, steadily supporting the faithful, committing unseen acts of service and kindness that few see or know (though God sees all). . . .

So many of these saints have come and gone, barely noticed by the world, but heralded and cherished by angels and the holy hosts of Heaven. . . .

God bless and protect and sustain and comfort and continue to guide these special souls, "the meek", who submit to God's providence always with grace and thankfulness, who consider themselves but servants--even slaves to the Truth.  I think of them often, toiling away, carrying on in their discreet lives, often the brunt of injustices, shunted aside by the lofty and loud and self promoting.  This is the salt of the earth, the savor that gives context and color and taste to the rest. . . .

Blessed are the poor in spirit--those who need the Lord and know it and revel in it. . . .
Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth. . . .

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Observances From The Wall

Aside from the typical stresses and struggles of life in these times . . . I've had a distinct, continuous sense of unease lately.  It reminds me of other times that preceded some big, tragic, landmark event.  It feels like something earth-shattering being planned, on the cusp of. . ..

Something else I've noticed very recently, which I wouldn't be surprised is related . . . is a general "glitching" of electronic--more specifically, communication--devices; cable, internet, cell service.  If I were surmising, it seems to me that signals (kill-switch type triggers/tests) are being inserted, tested.

Putting the two observations together I can imagine . . . a huge event (or linked events) are in the final prepping stages . . . and "lines" are being tested so that internet, cell service, etc., can be controlled, shut down, altered during and after. . . .

For one thing, "pizzagate" is getting too much traction, and if for no other reason, before it gets too much credibility, "they" have got to shut it all down.  Too many people at all the high levels are implicated, so across the board, around the world, "they" will get together to devise an event that can get it off the front page of internet research--plus it will give them the excuse to seize control information.  This whole "fake news" meme is obviously part of their strategy to marginalize and isolate, cut off, the research and investigation going on.

And nothing I'm seeing in the president-elect encourages me that he is indeed, NOT going to be the one (that I saw years ago) who would bring the hammer down, cheered on by the "right" and patriots". . . . There were red flags all along the way, which I mentioned a couple of times, and I'm only seeing more of them.  No trust in the arm of the flesh for me, though I do believe that God is behind it all, nonetheless. . . .

On the bright side, there is a new upsurge, resurgence of the Spirit.  There are personal lulls of the Spirit . . . and more ubiquitous collective lulls of the Spirit (I believe, from my observation).   And there are times when the Spirit goes out en masse to touch and alert and encourage believers in the broad sense.  This, I dare say, is going on now, just recently begun.  There was a lull period, and now "He's back" so-to-speak.

I don't doubt that all these things are related.  Connection and communication with Spirit will be critical during the times of tribulation and assault by the enemies. . . . It is a time to get centered, solid, secure, in touch with . . . the Holy Spirit.  He is reaching out, gathering His scattered, effecting real "unity"--Spiritual unity, which truly transcends race, culture, social norms, time and space, situation. . . . 


Wednesday, November 23, 2016

What Do We Strive For?

I was explaining to a young fellow what criminals we are--we all are.  I could see this was a totally foreign and disturbing notion to him.  We all tend to think we are victims--and that we are owed something.  Yet I could see a little light go off in his mind--over in a dark corner that had never really be lit before.

"Think of it," I said. "We breathe, get to enjoy good food, music, friendships. . . . Every moment we are sustained--our blood coursing, the fantastically complex and intricate biological workings of our bodies . . . we get to have individual identities, a history of our own on a planet sitting in vast, cosmic space . . . to view and enjoy and share existence with incredibly diverse animals and other creatures, flora and fauna . . . the blue sky, rain, clouds, sunshine, the moon, stars . . . the satisfaction of tasting and eating food. . . . God provides all this, however we don't give Him a thought or concern. . . ."

So much do we get to experience and share, including the very astonishing fact of bare existence itself.  How dull and smug we are to take it all for granted, and then complain and whine and demand more . . . as if we intrinsically deserved or merited special favor from the Creator.  Yet we never think of Him, or at most, rarely.  And usually again if we do, it is in some demanding fashion or with complaints. . . .

Gratefulness--thankfulness is far from our hearts.  If we had any idea or conception of what a profound miracle of sorts that LIFE itself it--that we exist and that we are ALIVE . . . even in our direst moments and real physical suffering, we would be ecstatically thankful for the barest extent of BEING.  To BE . . . is in and of itself . .   a most awesome, astounding gift, let alone the various trappings that go along with it.

Yet to the self-centered, the sinful and wicked and naturally God-hating . . . such talk as this is an insult and to be disparaged.  "Oh, I deserve more than just 'being'! I ought have all my needs met AND be given every dream and fantasy that crosses my mind.  How dare the Creator make me and then leave me wanting!  I shall revolt!"

What criminals--thieves, liars, blasphemers, murderers in heart, foul-mouthed and lustfully minded, impure, wretched . . . yet ever demanding, entitled, complaining, vying, conspiring--we are.

How gracious and merciful it is . . . that the Lord took it upon Himself to absolve us from our wickedness.  If a deep sense of gratitude and thankfulness is not there when you think of what He does and has done . . . well, even that He died and suffered for! 

We should constantly be shaking and awakening ourselves to be mindful of these things.  It is so easy to slip into apathy and smug entitlement. . . . It takes effort--determined and intentional effort to recall our real situation--our desperate need for a Savior.  Of all the things we work and opine over, strive and struggle for . . . love and appreciation and thankfulness to God ought be foremost!
Praise God, take care,
Happy, prayerful, thoughtful Thanksgiving:)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

It's A Harsh Diving Line

What can God do for me?  Does being a Christian give me a better life, get me blessings, help me get ahead in the world?  If I go with Jesus, maybe I'll finally get what I want--things will start going my way. . . .

It's a hard line, a subtle difference on the face of it, but a gulf of a distance in reality. . . .

Who do we really love and serve?  When you are in love with someone--in those early, heady, passion-filled days . . . you are not thinking, "what can this person do for me?" . . . "where will loving this soul get me" . . . "if I love ____ then I will start getting blessings" . . . No, instead, all you think is . . . is of the other person.  You are focused on them and simply want THEM to be happy, served, blessed.  You lose yourself in love of the other.

This is how it should be with God.  We should be so loving of Him that we never get to the calculations of what He can do for us.  We ought be thinking only of what we can do FOR HIM.  How to please, how to serve, even how to worship Him. 

Many who claim love of God never even get to this point.  It falls short.  It is more about "what can God do for me?"  If I can see that "loving" and serving God will help ME in my life, THEN I will do it.

This is what separates the true versus the false disciple. . . .

It is a startling thing to ponder, to face honestly--just what is it that we are doing?  I dare say most churches play to the selfish desire to use God and church for personal, ego-centered ends.  Worship and love of God is but a show.  Hiding behind the show is actually just idolatry--seeking after and serving a false god one imagines will be beneficial to the self; rather than one being utterly lost in desperate, passionate, worshipful love of The Creator.....

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wow

Wow.  I really am shocked that "they" couldn't stop Trump--or if they could, they allowed him to go through.  Regardless, it sure was thrilling to watch the seemingly impossible manifest.  People have had a gut full of the destruction and corruption.  Of course we wait and watch to see if "they" pull the plug on the global economy or stir up some other chaos to punish the peasants for daring to attempt to throw off the yoke.  And then, what will BHO do on his way out?  Burn down the house?  I can't help but think way back when Bush was still pres and I said I saw that there would be a hard swing to left, but because of terror attacks and general overall degradation brought on by the left, there would be a swing back to the right . . . then riots and chaos in reaction . . . and it would be "the right" who would bring on the martial law.  That . . . I could still see happening. . .. 

Whatever . . . for this moment it feels like a brief respite from the constant onslaught.  And a long awaited slap in the face to the idiot Marxist class. . . .

Thursday, November 3, 2016

"They"

Again, I hope I am wrong.  It almost appears like there is a chance that the corrupt "elite" might be getting some sort of comeuppance and that the people take back some power.  But I just don't think "they" will ever allow it.

Just as I thought, already "they" are finding ways to block Brexit in the UK via judicial activism.  If nothing else works, corrupt judges can be counted on to stop the surge of awakened public desires for change and house cleaning. 

For one thing, BHO is going to go on a rampage of executive orders before he leaves (assuming he really does leave).  Those moves alone will cause all kinds of problems for the nascent counter-revolution, clipping its wings while solidifying his "transformation" of the country.

I fear . . . all in all . . . this, as of late, rekindling of hope . . . is going to be sorely dashed, and very emphatically somehow.  Something big, very radical will be done to slap down the revolting peasants to crush their spirits for good (if it could done).  I simply can't believe "they" will allow themselves to be moved out of the way.  "They" will burn the house down before they allow other occupants to enter in and clean it (and thus find all the evidence and dead bodies). . . .

"They" will go for full chaos and destruction before they succumb to acquiescence and justice.  And "they" are positioned everywhere--at all the levers of power and influence to make sure mayhem and confusion ensues.  Just as "they" are now stepping in to arrest Brexit and make sure it never really happens, I expect "they" will do the same here.

Of course, it all depends on God's will in the matter ultimately.  Yes, He could have it so that there is a righteous counter-revolution and that the people clean out the government and return it to some semblance of it's original, God-fearing foundations.  But why would He?  Have not the people allowed and condoned the murder of millions of babies for many years?  Have not the people allowed the subversion of God's ordained order in personal and intimate relations?  Have the people not allowed the blaspheming and profaning of His Word in music, art, film, literature--allowing prayer and study of God's revelation to be utterly excised from the public square?  Have the people not chosen mammon and materialistic pursuit above all, relegating the seeking of God and His truth to something like a hobby or occasional dabbling, if even that? 

And on and on . . . are the multitudinous ways that the people have abandoned, offended, defied and actively fought God and His will.  Is not the country (and the once Christian West) done just what Israel did over and over, chasing other gods and rejecting His sovereignty and worship . . . so that He allows/brings in conquering armies to chasten and punish?

I would only warn to temper your hopes.  I suspect (hope I'm wrong) that they will be dashed yet again and with a ferocity and finality that will shock.  We must not become demoralized.  For we are not here primarily to save a country.  We are here to glorify God and preach the Gospel.  THAT objective will never fail.  God's perfect will . . . will be done, regardless of superficial, temporal, political, mundane, worldly setbacks.  His ways are not our ways, and what often appears as failure to us is actually raging success in terms of God's sovereign designs and will. . . .

Friday, October 28, 2016

Either Or Any Way

. . . . As it's kinda my thing . . . to look ahead . . . and see things, as I was writing my last post I kept feeling an impetus . . . to try and do just that.  As much as anything . . . because for once, I don't see things clearly in that regard.  Last talk I had with Zeph or maybe the one before that, but within this election cycle, I think he asked me what I thought . . . and if I recall correctly, I had a hard time then seeing just how it would go.  Which I have found somewhat interesting.  Is it the "panel government" I once saw?  Something out of the ordinary?  A politburo of sorts?  As I was writing last, I wanted to say, "something happens" . . . "something big is going to go down" . . . but hesitated and thought better of it.  That has been said so often and while big things have gone down as of late indeed, depending on your point of view . . . not the BIG collapse that we have been expecting. 

But it's not as if big collapses haven't EVER happened.  I'm hearing the catcalls, "oh yeah, every generation thinks it's the last one--the last days--that catastrophe is about to befall" . . . . . But fact is, if you were within the walls of Rome when the barbarians finally sacked the place, it WAS a big deal and a major collapse.  Same as when the Mongols sacked Baghdad in 1258 . . . . men, women, children--some 90-100,000 were slaughtered within a matter of days, libraries sacked--wholesale destruction of a civilized city within veritable moments.  It happens.  It has happened many times.

Anyway . . . I can't seem to see either the Donald or Hillary being in charge, post election.  It's like something happens to intervene or alter it.  For one thing, look out, bar the hatches, hunker down IF somehow Trump were to win.  Because.... all hell will break loose.  There is no way "they" are going to allow what he intends to do . . . to be fulfilled.  "They" will burn the house down.  "They" will collapse the whole thing.  It will be instant chaos--something like Baghdad 1258, razed earth, salted fields, none left to tell ( although we know there are always some left to tell). . . .

I just don't see that "they" will allow an actual transfer of power.  War will start, or some surreal calamity out of the blue.  If "they" really think they are about to lose control of this thing--look out.  They will "release the kraken." 

But then, neither do I see a smooth continuation from what we have to more of the same.  Too many are aware and fed up for that too happen as well.  Either way, trouble ahead. . . .

The forces unleashed now . . . will not allow for a peaceful transition either way.  I suspect some new hybrid--a radical departure from past norms is what we are about to go into.  Prepare to adapt.

Just as in many times past when . . . barbarians or sophisticated tyrants have swept in or consolidated control . . . the suborned people are amazingly capable of adaptation and survival--even in the most mind-controlled, psychically dominated situations.  Time wears down even the stranglehold of tyrants eventually.  God's nature--the nature of the planet He has designed . . . will not allow such monopolies or vacuums to persist indefinitely.  And there are ALWAYS upsides to everything.  There is ALWAYS a bright spot--a spiritual purpose that is productive and beneficent and glorifying to God in EVERYTHING that goes on here. . . . Either or any way it goes. . . . Thank God!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Party Line Or Else

The current social/political climate ever reminds me of a conversation I had with a Russian language tutor I hired way back around 1990.  I wasn't in school--just fascinated with Russian/Soviet/communist history and fairly convinced at that time that sooner or later Russian would be a useful language to know.  I knew that all of the countries's citizens vanquished by the communists were required to learn Russian.  And the Chinese leaders and "party" apparatchiks also learned and knew Russian, so whether by China or Russia, it was going to be Russian that would be useful--as I use to joke--in order to perhaps help get a better seat in the gulag. . . .

Anyway, Vadim was from Russia, studying in America and offered his services as a private language tutor (can't remember how I found him, maybe in the paper?).

And of course, as much as learning Russian grammar, I was constantly asking him questions about life in Russia/Soviet Union under communism.  He was a very nice fellow, polite and helpful with a dry, world-weary sense of humor.  I asked him about the schools there--what and how they taught.

The thing I've never forgot is when he described how sick to death most everybody there--especially the youth, students and such--was of politics and what we call now "political correctness".  "Political correctness" is a Marxist/communist/socialist mind and social control mechanism.  When it started up here in America I recognized it right away.  I did satire about it in 1990-91 in my talk radio "T-Ray/NWO" skits.  It is nothing more than an intimidation tactic by "THE PARTY" to force everybody to conform (happily or not) TO THE PARTY LINE. 

Vadim told me one reason Russian students were often so advanced in mathematics and science was because those subjects were taught mostly straight without all the intimidation and propaganda foisted by the Communist Party apparatchiks and so they would flock to those studies to avoid the overt government Party mind control.  The students and youth were utterly gut-filled with Marxist indoctrination infecting nearly every subject such as history, literature, art, social science, political science etc., and they craved free thought, free speech, free association, open discussion without fear of reprisal from "political correctness" Party enforcers.  There wasn't any of that, except in whispers,so they would hide out in math, the sciences and engineering.  Unfortuntately our schools have not spared those subjects "political correctness" patinas.

Obviously, our own schools now from the top to the bottom are thoroughly saturated with this collectivist, tyrannical Party Line garbage, with the same type of coercive threats--ostracization, expulsion, job discrimination and even criminal charges IF ONE DARES BUCK THE PARTY LINE.

He also--wearily--told me how everything in the Soviet Union was political.  EVERYTHING had to have a political angle to it.  For instance, you couldn't just watch a movie or read a book and enjoy it for entertainment's sake.   All art, all business, all hobbies, all literature etc., HAD TO HAVE the PARTY LINE social/political cause behind it or it was considered corrupt, dangerous and bourgeoisie.  EVERYTHING had to have THE PARTY agenda to it or it was not "legitimate".  Hence all the dreary, gray, drab, dull, boring, uninspired, contrived, predictable art, architecture, literature etc., that was sanctioned/prescribed by the State/The Party.  The populace found some respite in classics (classical music, ballet and opera) that pre-dated the Soviet era, though much of that too was censored or severely controlled as to what was allowable ("politically correct").

I loathe how now they have got our own people talking and thinking and fighting politics constantly--nearly every talk show, comedy routine, celebrity interview, art piece, musical bit ... has to involve political ideology and/or the election and it's predictably nearly all Party Line.  Otherwise you are a virtual (political) criminal.  It's like that is the only subject there is anymore.  This is what it was like in the Soviet Union.  Everything else was considered crass or vulgar or bourgeoisie--a danger to the State.  Politics--"correct" political thinking in the cause of social justice--for the "betterment" of the collective . . . according to Party strictures and direction . . . is pretty much ALL that was liberally tolerated.  Everything had to be subservient to that!  Nauseating . . . ain't it?

Conformity of thought and behavior through force and intimidation is the devil's business.
Unity of Spirit through freedom to love (or not) plus humility is God's.

What a dark, dreary, dull, monochrome, dour, depressing, ugly, horrifying, sad, nerve-wracking, oppressive, threatening, violent, devious, creepy, conniving, deceitful, wicked way it is--the way of evil. . . . . !

One day . . . all will be set right--we know this in our souls; we wait, we occupy . . . until that blessed day.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Honey-Trap; it's all a Rus(e)!

I think I'm alone in this pretty much; at least I haven't heard anyone else with this angle, though I'm sure they're out there.  And btw, I hope I'm wrong.  If I'm right, we are in a very dire situation--more than anyone is really spotting or preparing for.

I don't believe for a moment that Hillary and Biden and Kerry and Obama etc., are truly at odds with Russia.  I think it's one, big, giant ominous Rus(e).

Just as I predicted about 10 years ago, the so-called "alt-right" is siding with Russia--seeing them as something like the standard-bearers for freedom, national sovereignty, traditionalism and even Christianity.  I would like think this is true simply because it would mean at least SOMEBODY is who is powerful and on the international stage, taking it to "the man".

But I just don't believe it.  Instead I think it is a very, very clever, long-planned, psychological/ideological honey-trap.

It is the old "good cop/bad cop" routine--the old "scissors" technique.

What I suspect is this:  I believe BHO is a communist agent, ultimately in employ of Moscow--a Manchurian candidate of sorts.  I also don't think there is a party split between China and Russia.  They are working in concert, again playing good cop/bad cop and have been all along, each sharing technology and resources that one or the other gets from the West depending on who is playing good cop role at the time.

So, when Hillary is found receiving huge money and giving and getting influence from China, it is the same as if she were doing it with and for Russia.  China is the middle man, that's all.

So all this outrage and bluster toward Russia regarding so-called "hacking" and "meddling" in Syria etc., is, I believe, utterly FEIGNED.  There always needed to be a pretext for war with Russia, to give them an excuse to strike and possibly invade where they are NOT seen as the aggressors, but merely acting defensively and with justified cause.  Already I am hearing "alt-right" pundits and talk show hosts saying they wouldn't blame Putin if he decides to finally answer all this "provocation".
Just as I suspected would end up happening--the conservative, "patriot" section of the country rooting for Russia in its war against the U.S. . . .

I think all that's happening is that the communist agents we have running our government are deliberately (and in pretense) provoking and basically inviting Russia to strike, giving Russia it's justified cause.  At the same time another long term plan of the Communist Internationale Moscow-based stratagem to topple the West has been to instill complete hatred and distrust of the U.S. government in it's citizens.  So that, when the eventual attack/invasion comes, even "patriots" will be conflicted and not too keen and fighting for what they believe is an utterly corrupt American government.  Likewise the dismantling and demoralization of the U.S. military has been underway all along so that they too are not that passionate (or even capable) of defending America when the chips are finally thrown down.....

The reason I see things this way is because it is what I read they (Russia and the international communist cabal) SAID they would do via leaked position papers and defectors over the years.  It is all (as well as I can see it) going swimmingly according to plan.

People are exasperated (especially conservatives) with the liberal progressive peaceniks and their sudden beating of the war drums against Russia.  "Are they crazy?  What provoke Russia?  This is insane!" I hear. . . .

Well, because they WORK FOR RUSSIA (thus China)! and are in cunning cahoots with them to draw the U.S. into a position of looking like the bad guys on the world scene, deliberately giving Russia a "good cause" to respond and so that the whole world will cheer Russia on and side with her (and China) as "reckless, meddling" America finally gets it's comeuppance!!!

Who will side with us?  No one.  Even internally you will have patriots and conservatives conflicted, basically cheering on and siding with the Russian invaders to "liberate" us from our "corrupt American government".  Moscow has done this very method many times over when it was the Soviet Union, when it invaded and conquered and subsumed many East European countries and the Baltic states.  Successful history repeating itself.  They've done this very thing before.  Now they are just getting to ultimate objective--conquer America--which has been the top goal all along.

So, from Russia's p.o.v., they've got everybody on their side and in a great spot.  They've secretly got the liberal "progressives" (undercover agents) on their side pretending to be outraged and egging them on to give the "just cause" for "retaliation" . . . and they've got people like Trump and the "alt-right" and many well meaning conservatives and "patriots" rooting for them to upend the "corrupt" U.S. regime. 
They're long term plan was to encircle us with communist, Moscow-allied countries (see the South America)--check . . . divide us from all our traditional allies--check . . . turn American citizens against their corrupt government--check . . . get conservatives and patriots and Christians to side with Russia-- CHECK . . . . MATE!

Anyway, that's what I think's actually going on.  It makes no sense that our longtime lovers of everything communistic and left-wing would suddenly turn against their ideological teachers and compatriots on a dime.  It's all a ruse--a Rus(e).......we're screwed.  As far as that all goes anyway.

On the bright side ;) God always has a remnant.  Nothing can or does happen that is outside His purview and control.  And all things work to the GOOD for those who love and serve Him.  This is not our world.  They are all fighting over the bones of the dead.  We are well on our way to the world of the living.  Praise God!


Monday, October 17, 2016

A Vivid Dream: "We're Going Live"

Just woke up...and while this dream is still fresh on my mind I want to write it down--so detailed it was!

I was alone, on a business trip or errand of some kind, having gone north.  I was in a city, downtown and in an area where the government buildings tended to be.  For some reason I ended up in one of the gov buildings.  On their main floor, in the back behind the front desk . . . there was a kind of techy "boiler room" where various typical gov employees were stationed at computers and video screens.  I was there to drop something off or get something (can't recall) and was kind of just cooling my jets in this backroom monitoring area waiting to get what I needed and be on my way.

We were making small talk--me and the computer operators, when I noticed some hub-bub in the room--quiet talking and some extra milling about.   There was an announcement I vaguely heard go out through the ear pieces in the workers' ears--something to the effect of "we're going live", and the black lady gov worker nearest me started dragging her hand across he computer video screen.  On the screen were simulated buildings--cartoonish, but ones I recognized as being the city I was in and some cities just north.

As her hand went across the screen (and I saw that the other workers were doing the same thing) little simulated explosions ripped across the buildings in carpet-bombing fashion, with little cartoonish fires popping up in swaths.   The workers were very nonchalant about it and acted like they either had done this a lot, or had practiced it many times.

There was a palpable growing intensity in the room as this went on, despite how casual everyone was acting.

Then the images on the screens switched to real, live video surveillance images of those same buildings.  There was rubble and smoking ruins in places, fires.  Did what I think just really happened--really happen, I thought?......

As it dawned on me that it did . . . I began to think of what to do?  How was my family, my wife? Were they caught up in this?

A supervisor came by and stuck his head around the corner and said to everyone there, "Okay guys . . .  in a building where 2000 people (supposedly) just got wiped out--well, you know what comes next . . . so this is your chance--"

I realized what he meant was that the place would soon be on lockdown.  I could see, in fact, on the screen around other targeted buildings, military or federalized police were already showing up in droves.
"I better get outta here" I told the worker near me.  She nodded, "yeah, good idea" as she started gathering up her things.

I hurried outside and immediately was met with panicked people rushing this way and that.  I decided to walk south, to try and get to my wife to let her know I was okay . . . but very soon, every route I wanted to take in that direction was blocked by police and military setting up barricade and corralling people.  I wondered if I should head for the hills. . . .

As it turned out, I couldn't get out of the city area.  All roads were no increasingly filled with military personal and equipment and there was the strong sense that they weren't necessarily there to help us.  All the people who had been out and about when the explosions happened, were being increasingly herded and cordoned into a central area.  Troops were marching in formation into and surrounding this area.  Also, strange mechanized machinery--the like of which I'd never seen before, started to drive into our area and seemed to be acting as intimidators, equipped with spooky bio-mechanized high tech social controlling weaponry. . . .

I was still determined to slip out of the area before it got too well secured and had decided I probably would have to head for the hills, though I had heard and somehow noted that these too were swarming with policing personnel and equipment in the areas bordering the city areas. . . .

I awoke about this time in story. . . . There were all kinds of other little details which I may add if I feel they are relevant.  It was an out-of-the-blue dream. I have not been focused on current events or thinking much about what to do when tshtf, as I've already thought all that stuff out.  So, I find it a bit odd this dream coming on me like that.... The people operating the video screen, setting off bombs like in a video game was surely the most striking part. . . . And while there were indeed some real explosions that happened, it was also obvious from the location where I was at that there were some major false accounts being perpetrated for maximized effect.  The building I was in was NOT bombed (or at least no one was really killed there), but the supervisor made it clear that it was going to be reported as such. . . .

Thursday, October 13, 2016

It's All Him

"It's all grace--God's grace.  You don't deserve it--CAN'T deserve it . . . there is nothing you could do to warrant it.  It all comes from God."  As I told this to a character in a dream the other night, as I said it, a sweet comfort and condition of worshipful praise flooded over me.  Utterly dependent on God's grace is where it's at.  What a relief.  It is not up to us, not about us . . . in the ultimate sense.  What is left for us is to be in a position of deep gratitude and awe, that He Is That He Is and that He is-- personal, good, perfect, loving.  And just.  His wrath is perfect, born of love and righteousness.  We cannot judge Him according to our fallen, limited, self-centered perception.  But even when we do, this too is forgiven, because of His grace and mercy.  He provided Himself as a Savior--to carry us, to reach in and begin transforming our corrupt condition, bit by bit, onward and upward even though, left to ourselves, we would never seek Him out.  He finds us where we are and guides us away from the darkness.  Surely and steadily.  And we grow in wonder at it all--that He would "save a wretch like me". . . . The reality of it . . . is astonishing and drops you to your knees.  "Thank you, thank you!" is not enough but you will say it anyway.  At the same time, you realize He understands and is patient, nurturing. . . . Like a Father--the perfect Father concerned for your welfare. . . . Praise God

Monday, October 10, 2016

Cool Heads Prevail

Be careful....I once warned of a time when certain politicians and leaders would be made to look like something terrible and it would be easy and quick to judge them--but to not believe everything being told.  The mind control is off the charts right now.  And more than external.  I believe "they" have got everybody on the edge, on a hair trigger to be made to do crazy things, to say and write crazy things.  Well, not so much crazy as volatile and illegal.  It is a time like no other to take every thought captive--as much as possible.  "They" seem able, as was earlier feared, to be able effect extreme and sudden emotional states to cause impulse actions and verbiage which can get you in trouble and don't really represent your true heart and mind.  I also think they have managed to put up a virtual wall between the conscious mind and communication with the spiritual so that spiritual guidance is almost impossible reach.  ALMOST impossible.....

Try to make it habit to pause, reflect, be extra cautious when engaging the culture and the chaos surrounding. . . . Many traps are laid.  The cool head prevails, lives to fight and teach and lead another day. . . . .
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"Instead of complaining at his lot, a contented man is thankful that his condition and circumstances are no worse than they are. Instead of greedily desiring something more than the supply of his present need, he rejoices that God still cares for him. Such a one is "content" with such as he has."

- A. W. Pink 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Into The Lair Update

What a mess, eh?  This election. . . . And Syria . . . long time readers will know that long ago I said that I thought that Syria, not Iran, would be the big flashpoint and possible kick off to WW3.  "Syria And A Bear" was a post I once wrote based on an intense dream I had about Syria being the excuse for Russia to take a real military tack against the U.S.

Meanwhile, what I am doing personally is a sophisticated operation--infiltrating the infiltrators.  Many have noted (among believers) that Christians have made a huge mistake by abandoning the culture--left the field.  This has been disastrous.  If any one should be making keen and beautiful and provocative art, music, literature etc., it should be God's people!  But for some reason ( I believe by Adversary trickery) Christians have gotten the idea that art and culture is not in their purview.  So the enemy has taken over the whole landscape. 

I will continue to write here, hopefully more than I've been able as of late . . . going forward, documenting, analyzing, sharing my experience in taking on and engaging the popular culture.  I am now gearing up to move into the next phase, which is where I will start bringing out my own original music which will give me the chance to address issues, spiritual, political, social etc., through my lyrics and staging, subtly devised but powerful to shock the comatose back into some semblance of life.

IF, lol, I can manage to not lose my shirt (my house, my car, heh) in the process.  It is highly taxing and straining all the meager resources I have to put forward.  I could certainly use some help--it is ambitious and in these early stages it may be hard to discern the spiritual purpose underlying it all, but trust me, I've well thought it out and sense Guidance, step-by-step throughout.  It is indeed a fine line, and I will surely make some mistakes, but overall I am prayerfully charging forth to help on the front lines pushing back, retaking turf, doing what I can to engage and draw the sleepy, programmed "masses" out of their cultural death spiral.

My p.o. box is still active--the post office messed it up for a moment and some mail may have been inadvertently returned (though I don't get much, so maybe not), but like I've said before, I am going to try and keep that there in case the internet goes down or so censored that we find it difficult to stay connected digitally. . . . If any feel led and can discern the importance and ambitiousness of what I am attempting, thank God for any extra help you might provide.  Regardless, I'm all in and whether all is crumbling, exploding around, I intend to continue--even more so during the inevitible strife and tribulation and flux we are headed into. . . .

Thank you for your help and understanding in this unconventional Gospel venture.  Rather than do nothing, with what little I have, I am trying to go full bore into the lair of the beast to find and save souls just waiting to be lit, all praise and glory to God alone. . . .
God bless,
bro, t

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Zombie Blood

I find I'm a bit of a canary in a coalmine. . . . I could go into all sort of examples and details but that could come off self-serving which is not the point at all.

In the case at hand . . . I'll just jump in and relate some observations. 

For one thing, I would say there is a long and noble history of believers hiding.  Just as there are plenty of glorious cases where believers have stood forth, taken their hits and been martyred as witnesses, alongside this there have been also been followers of Jesus who went underground, "lived to 'fight' another day" . . . kept the flame/witness alive . . . by staying OUT of the torchlight of rampant persecution.  Also, believers have found themselves installed in government and military positions within the very organizations and state regiments that are effecting the persecution.  For example, in the Soviet Union and it's totalitarian satellites, oftentimes a believer would be in a position within a gulag (as a guard or officer) and could offer some protection and solace to fellow believers in those dire situations--could save them in some cases and mitigate their suffering.

As we descend into an ever more totalitarian social and political scenario ourselves, this type of thing will be happening again.  Already, we know that there are more believers than many would guess hidden in positions in the government, in Hollywood, in politics, music . . . who have to lay low or they will be instantly outed and blacklisted or worse.  Some are given to speak out and have a high (usually short) public witness . . . while others are given to lay low and work for Kingdom in other, more subtle and quiet ways.  Each must become convinced in their own minds and souls what it is that God is wanting to do with them.  One way is not necessarily right for another person.  There are many gifts and talents and proclivities--such diversity in the Body, that the Spirit will be operating in a wide range of modes and purposes and positions, some of which may appear quite other than what they are. . . .

"The Walking Dead" television show, wittingly or not, is rife with all kinds of social/spiritual/political metaphors related to current society. . . .

What I think is going on with me and my music venture is something like when the main characters in the show smear themselves with zombie blood so that they can pass among the zombies without being detected.  That is what I am doing, in a sense with my present Bowie excursion.  Again it's also like Paul's advice to "become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some."  --1 Cor. 9:19-23

 It's not everybody's cup of tea nor calling, but I do think as, for instance, the internet comes under increasing control and censorship, believers will of necessity resort to other means and methods to stay involved, to stay in the world/not of it . . . etc., to still be able to influence and share and teach the Gospel in subtler ways and circumstances. . . .


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Standing Apart, Thanks To HIm

It will be interesting yeah? If and when the UN really takes over the web.  We knew it was coming, right....this vast landscape of free talk, free thought, sharing ideas... surely couldn't be left to stand.  Especially since so many more are waking up.....

One thing that never fails to keep me grounded spiritually, while being challenged by all the outright evil, lies, deviousness, chaos, subterfuge, wickedness etc., where it is easy to fall into bitterness and even hatred at the whole affair... is to ever recall "there but for the grace of God" I would be too.

It is so easy to fall into a sense of superiority and condescension while witnessing the mind controlled, the banal, the destroyers of all that's good on all sides. . . . Righteously indignant, yes, we can be, within the deeper spiritual understanding, but "fighting fire with fire" only brings us right into their game.  Oh and it is sooo tempting to fight evil with evil.  I find, looking inward at my own impulses, it is always there, that tendency to strike back using the same weapons as are being used on me, on us. . . . Yet, it is incredibly liberating, freeing and even healing to recall that nothing I have done or deserve is why I can "See" and stand apart.  I recall, GOD sets me apart, by HIS choice, His will, not mine.  There can be nothing to boast of or feel superior for.  What a relief!  It's all Him!

In this tossing mess, I try to remember that as much as possible, as the "natural" impulses are fallen and not to be used or trusted. . . .

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Onward To The Real Home Of The Free

Such chaos....We had 3 tornadoes the other day!  Here in the mountains!  Very odd.

Riots . . . yes riots, riots, riots.  My first show with Zeph still comes to mind. 2005?  It was about riots, coming riots being a "thing".  In '91 during my talk radio political satire days . . . I did a bit called "Rioters & Looters Convention" where I talked about being at a convention (in Chicago?) to learn new and helpful techniques on how to riot and loot properly, lol.  Then I heard just the other day that certain Democrat Party contingents have been doing EXACTLY THAT!  Going to these strife-ridden, left-wing bastions of chaos . . . and teaching the riff-raff there how to riot and "protest" and loot.  Oy, so much of what I satirically warned about, beginning in late 80s is now here, every day, happening. . . .

One of the more lonely predictions I made, in a very early show with Zeph, was that the "patriot"/conservative movement here in the U.S. would begin to see Russia as a hope for liberation from our increasingly tyrannical government.  I can't believe how true this one is panning out.  Even as I spoke it, it seemed like a longshot, yet not too long afterwards, I began to see it taking shape.

I still don't buy it--that Russia is standard-bearer now for "freedom" and "national sovereignty" and even "Christianity."  Thing is, I have read tomes and tomes of their strategies to conquer the West going back decades, and all I see is the final, successful fruition of their devious, Godless plans.

People forget (or never knew) that the KGB and psychological warfare wing of the U.S.S.R. long ago planned to infiltrate our culture, our arts, our schools, local governments . . . film, music . . . their plan was to flood the country with drugs, counter culture, generation gap, destroy the family, attack Christianity and infiltrate churches, create racial strife, direct radical Jihadism, both from the outside and by infiltrating our intelligence agencies and State Department years ago.  Then change their image to the world as being the defenders of the very thing they have been attacking and undermining all along.  Very clever and deadly effective.  Now you've got the so-called "alt-right" looking to Putin and Russia (still a communist government) to come save us from the very thing they have had as their number one cause--to destroy and conquer free America.  I hope I'm wrong.  Don't think I am though....

Thing is, our people have been so hammered psychologically and spiritually, that when the takeover is finalized, most won't even recognize that it has happened.  They won't know the difference as FREEDOM has been so long gone already that the feather that finally knocks it over won't feel like much of a change. . . . A whisper of a death rattle that only a few (with Eyes) will actually be able to See. . . .

I thank God He has me remembering I am but a traveler, an alien in this current world scene.  Just passing through on the way to the real Home of the Free. . . . Liberated already, beyond death, untouchable, perfect in the eyes of God, thanks to the Savior who stands in my place.  Just a matter of time now--not so much time at that. . . . A journeyman, a visitor, from another "country", another land, a stranger in a strange land, witness to His goodness and majesty, rejoicing in His grace and friendship!


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Martialling Through

Whew . . . what a past couple of weeks.  Overwhelmed and underpaid, as they say, heh.  Son Alexander and His wife Skye are doing well with their boutique coffee truck start up.  They are now regularly setting up at various church functions, providing the best hand made coffee (other specialty) drinks in town.  It is a hard thing to do these days with all the incredible layers of local bureaucracy/red tape that need to be fought through.  It's amazing anyone can start up anything entrepreneurial these days. . . .

Jackson and Megan are working on their new music project "LaFrantz", which is just the two of them.  As far as I've last heard they are planning at some point in the near future heading off to the belly of the beast to "make it".  (Move to L.A. . . . . yikes....)  With all that is going on in the country and especially California I can't say I'm thrilled about that--plus I know how hard it is to break into the music industry.  But Jackson has always had a head full of steam and he is determined to give it a go.  We shall see.  I'm not so sure they won't be dodging "riots and fireballs" trying to get there, lol.  Yikes....

Skylar and Isaac are still with us at home.  They are both a bit stuck, as are we, to do much other than survive day-to-day and try to hold it together.  With their respective "disabilities" it makes it difficult to do much to help their situation (that is, get them out on their own and making their way.)  But, thankfully, they are both born again, and this helps relieve what could be a stressful domestic situation.  We are all constantly appealing to and taking guidance from the Holy Spirit to martial through the challenges.

My music venture is interesting to say the least.  Exciting on one hand and slightly terrifying on the other.  Lots of ups and downs, as you might expect.  The "business" is so cut-throat and competitive, even on the local level.  And then dealing with all the different musician personalities and their own needs, responsibilities, lives, ambitions etc., . . . trying to make it all work and moving forward.  WHILE keeping the "day job" viable. . . . We've been on the verge of total wipeout a couple of times but keep managing to pull through with a bit more breathing space.  As I wrote earlier, the vast amounts of time, energy, $, attention etc., are . . . well . . . heavy duty.  Yet, I feel compelled to make a go of it while there is still a chance I can.  Because of the long years of toxic effects of painting, and the toll I believe that has taken . . . and where it is all basically always just limited to the amount of hours I can work in a day . . . leaves no room to "get ahead".  It's hand to mouth with no possible upside.  Whereas with the music, there is the potential that I can break out, even at my age.  The music scene and "industry" is so radically altered nowadays from when I first was entering it.  There really are no clear paths anymore.  It is very much just what you can make of it yourself; at the same time there are a wide array of "tools" and opportunities to make it possible to do it yourself from the ground up.  It just takes a ton of work.

I prayed long and hard at the beginning of this, as did my wife . . . and trust that whatever happens, it will be God's will and I have kept in mind clearly the potential for Gospel sharing and exemplifying in realms and venues where the Gospel is normally kept out or even verboten.  As I move into working more on my own original songs . . . this aspect will develop more clearly (to those with Eyes/Ears) and purposefully. 

Meanwhile, I am well aware of the great social/political/spiritual battles that are raging all around and know that it could all be upended at any moment.  God bless and take care....

Friday, September 9, 2016

What Are We Called To Do?

I hear one certain national talk radio host often talk about how important it is to show yourself worthy in order to receive God's grace.  This is an easy trap of thinking to fall or be seduced in to. . . . Almost all the religions teach something similar. 

He talks of this in relation to the condition of the world--our country--that we need God's grace to save us; but we must prove ourselves worthy before He will give it. . . .

Of course, this is a knot-headed idea of what grace is.  The whole point of grace being grace is that it is UNMERITED.  Otherwise, it's simply work, a wage.  I do "this", you are obliged to give me "that".

Tit for tat . . . is not grace.

He also believes that God is going to judge us according to things like how we vote, how involved we were in politics, if we were engaged in the "proper" way. . . . And, of course, the "proper" way just happens to be the way this talk show host thinks and feels.  If you do it like HE does, then God will really shed his grace and intervene.

This is all such a small, narrow, self-centered view of God, I believe.

It is so easy and common to cloak God's will in our own personal agendas.  We assume God wants America to be free.  We assume God is on America's side.  We assume that God wants what WE want for our country and our selves. . . .

I also find it interesting how many who claim to follow and believe the teachings and prophecies of the Bible seem to think God may change His mind away from what He said is going to happen.  They will claim that Jesus is returning soon, yet maintain hope that we can "make a better world"--that we can stop the tide of darkness and create a kind of Utopia of freedom, justice, decency. . . . Does the Bible say this will happen?  That we will be living in a cleansed, ordered, moral, free world of peace and plenty . . . in the last days?

"It will be like the days of Noah" is actually what He tells us.  WHICH days, were horrendously evil--so bad, so corrupt that the whole world was flooded and all but a few were spared.

At the same time, it is not the case that we are to sit around and wait.  The question is what are we about?  "Making the world a better place" . . . or spreading the Gospel?  And it is a subtle difference, but huge in its final significance.  It is an internal thing that only we truly know and can deal with--whether our minds and hearts and souls and strength are truly focused on glorifying God and building His kingdom, or fixing and lifting up the kingdoms of men. . . .

Judging someone from the outside, it is not really possible to know, though many clues are there. Do they say things like "we need to prove ourselves worthy of God's grace"?  This shows a wholesale misunderstanding of the sovereignty of God and what He has said in His Word.

But many who claim to be about God's business are really just about the world's or their own business.  Jesus did not seek to change the political system or situation of His day.  And if we do want to see political or social change, even so . . . the only way it could ever be real, right and possible, is if people's hearts are changed--made "flesh" instead of dead stone, inspired, indwelt by the Spirit, activated through the proclamation of the Gospel.  Bottom line . . . is . . . what are we called to do?


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Activating "Tap" Of The Spirit

Oooh boy, what a slog.  An entertaining slog, but barely edging by nonetheless.  The most exciting of times/the scariest of times....

It's been astounding the amount of work--the millions of little things that have had to be done to try and get my musical venture off the ground.  I think it has come along quite quickly because we HAVE been doing the millions of little things (and not so little) but it's been a seat-of-the-pants ride so far.  Pretty much just Lindsay and I doing everything, learning all the (now necessary) social media stuff from scratch, all the logistics, materials, promo, networking--aye yi yi, heh.... The learning and singing and performing of the songs is by far the easiest part. . . .

It is a strange juxtaposition, having something so intense, new, fun and hopeful (albeit terrifying re what it does to resources) while at the same time seeing all the political and spiritual and social things coming to pass in the wider world, with all their dread, ominousness and impending sense of doom.

As it is, I treat every show as if it could be the last.  I think that is a good way to go anyway, as a performer--do your best always.  But truly, I feel like I won't be surprised at any time if events or the material toll this takes makes it actually so--that the next show could be the last.  Yet, I plan as though it could and should go on for years--I don't see why not 10-15 more years. . . .

For now, I am doing the so-called "tribute" angle . . . but I am also working on new original songs and plan to have a spin-off band that will perform my own material.  I've always rooted for underdogs and longshots and it seems somehow fitting that I be one myself at this point in life, trying to start something like this at my age and with so little to work with (resource-wise).  It is an invigorating challenge if nothing else, and one thing I've never lacked is creative energy.  In fact, I've had to keep it stifled for years, otherwise I would have gone crazy feeling frustrated... so put it deliberately into hibernation for the longest time.  I tend to stand back and watch personal experiences and developments objectively (a trait leftover from my meditation/observer/mindfulness days) . . . and remain fairly aloof from it all, which helps keep at bay any over-emotional attachment or slips into the worldliness of it.  In this vein, it is like an experiment and intriguing to watch unfold.  Especially the spiritual components as this has put me in a whole different arena of social interaction where the Spirit is sorely lacking.

With that in mind, I do like being involved with the world to the extant that it is constantly testing and challenging my true spiritual foundations and status.  Has it been all talk?  All just intellectual?... or have spiritual muscles, skills, abilities been forming over this past dozen-plus years which are proving reliable and stable?  So far so good and I like the exercise.  Too often it is easy to keep one's spiritual theorizing and learning purely in the abstract, where it falls flat on its face when put to a tangible test in the real world. . . . I am convinced that we ought be engaged (unless, of course, the Spirit has got us in a retiring/consolidating mode, which He also does at times.)

I do continue to see and believe that if we can survive this initial build-up phase without having to surrender or aren't forced under by the sheer weight of it . . . or if the world just goes too violent and insane--that this platform offers a unique and rarely used area of ministry and outreach . . . to people and areas of culture that I wouldn't normally choose to engage.  It's definitely out of the comfort zone....But I'm all about staying "young", supple, fresh, new and creative.  The commentary of Paul applies, I believe: "I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some."  1 Cor. 9:22

I can say for sure also that both my wife and I have relished how being born again and having the Spirit as a guide sifts out so much nonsense and destructive "natural" tendencies.  It is easy to "see" what's going on, who's who and what's what . . . if you know what I mean.  And, no doubt, this infusion of the Spirit throughout has been responsible for this venture being an activator/inspirer of sorts for other people--a lot of people our age who previously had been kind of washed up or depressed or had given up on their own creative and hopeful side, now have suddenly come alive.  It's like it "taps" them and activated a new excitement and energy which this venture has brought seemingly brought with it, which I fully believe is God all the way.  While so much is obviously dire in the "world" He is always fresh, new, light, positive, good, healing, clear, uplifting regardless!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Surrounded, Submitted

Weird stuff going on on the internet; probably leading up to the seemingly inevitible blackout/takeover....Was locked out of here for a while....

So much is happening that we've talked about, warned about...all coming due....

Wise as serpents, gentle as doves . . . try to "live blamelessly". . . .



Friday, August 26, 2016

The Flip-Side Of Love--Wrath

One of our great failings is in looking at God and His revelation of Himself with our fallen, human eyes.  We project.  When He says He is a "jealous God" we judge Him by our creaturely standard of what "jealousy" means.  We have been trained to think that "jealousy" and "wrath" are always "negative" emotions, to be avoided, transcended.

But the flip side of jealousy and wrath can be a genuine and healthy sense of love and protectiveness.  For instance, David Bowie, who I have been necessarily studying more in depth for my artistic venture, famously had an "open" marriage when he started out in rock'n'roll with his then wife Angie.  While "jealousy" nevertheless entered in to it, in the beginning they both were quite proud of the fact that either of them could take on lovers as they wished, outside of their marriage. 

It ended in disaster, Bowie himself even admitted later.  What kind of love is it that says, "I don't care who you are intimate with, who you are emotional involved with, whatever you do is fine with me"?  Neither felt like the other actually loved or cared for them, as shown by the laissezfaire attitude towards their relationship, and so it ended up in wreckage, sadness, anger, tears.  Would we rather have a God who did not care what happened to us or where we placed our allegiance?  Those who do (not care about God's concerns) similarly end in wreckage, tears and destruction as the gods they pursue instead DO not love them.

God is loving and protective and "jealous" of His children.  He does not want them abused, taken away or devoting themselves to others who did not create them.  His "jealousy" is perfect, born out of love and care for His vulnerable creations.  Same with His wrath.  Would you be outraged if someone took your child, abused them horribly and tossed them aside like garbage?  If you weren't outraged, "wrathful", it shows that you did not really love them.  God's intense wrath is born out of His intense love.  His standards are perfect, good, holy--THE BEST is what He wants for His creatures and creation.  Anyone or anything that seeks to destroy or corrupt His loving creation will be dealt with because He cares so much!  He is not a dispassionate, disconnected, disassociated Buddha sitting in contemplative silence while His children and creation groan under the onslaught of evil and corruption and the entities who foist it.

He will wreak vengeance against those who sully His holy vision and handiwork.  How dare they!  And the degree of His wrath (shown in events like The Flood, but especially The Crucifixion) show the vast degree of His love and righteous jealousy toward all that is His.  Rather than skipping over or marginalizing or attempting to explain away the depictions of His wrath in His Word, we ought see them as the necessary flip-side of His intense and real and determined love, attention and care for His creation.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

God's Wrath

Listening to some apologetics yesterday, the topic of God's wrath came up.  It is certainly one of the more misunderstand aspects of His character, maligned and misused by all sides.  I am eager to expound shortly on why it is so important to comprehend properly. . . . For one thing, it should be clearly seen in relation to His love. . . . More in a bit....

“Behold the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked.” (Jeremiah 30:23)

“The LORD is a jealous and avenging God; the LORD is avenging and wrathful; the Lord takes vengeance on his adversaries and keeps wrath for his enemies.” (Nahum 1:2)


“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.” (Romans 1:18)

“From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty.” (Revelation 19:15)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

No Such Drift

“People do not drift toward Holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of lost self-control and call it relaxation; we slouch toward prayerlessness and delude ourselves into thinking we have escaped legalism; we slide toward godlessness and convince ourselves we have been liberated.” 

d.a.carson

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Real "Mandela Effect"?

The "Mandela Effect" . . . where it seems that timelines have changed, ie., re the Berenstain/Berenstain controversy. . . .  
see Bearshttp://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/08/15/the-mandela-effect-the-berenstaein-bears-conspiracy/

I've heard the recent surmises that it relates to Cern and and the opening up of parallel universes/timelines . . . sort of a cosmic trash coming into our reality.

As I was thinking about this, a thought came to mind what might really be happening.  I know that "they" lie about nearly everything and plant false stories to direct peoples' minds in wrong directions.  I suspect what it actually may be is this:  Parallel timelines are not what are opening up or intruding into our reality. . . . Instead, "they" have figured out how to implant false memories into certain peoples' minds.  That is more sinister in a way.  If "they" can do this, think of the possibilities.  For instance, let's say a certain politician is making headway that "the powers that be" don't want--they then implant memories of this politician saying or doing horrific things--which never happened but a wide swath of people insist they can "recall" it.  On the wider scenario . . . complete downloaded mind control of the masses could be effected.  The "cover story" is that there are parallel universes and timelines.  The truth may be nothing other than that "they" have figured out how to implant, on a mass scale, false memories. . . .

Just thinking out loud.....

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Doing God's Will


I believe in one sense we can nothing BUT God's will; and that sometimes it is God's will that we seek to conform more specifically to His own character . . . as opposed to our fallen nature will.  It is God's will that we become putty in His hands and that we are an individual, conscious witness to it--that He gives us the wisdom and ability to follow Him more purely.... All glory to God....

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Just And Good ought terrify the wicked

There is little more clear to me than that there is an overt total war on traditional Christianity, Jesus and the Bible.  It's moving on all fronts, from the cultural, political . . . and, of course, physical with outright genocide occurring in various locales around the world. 

It is quite a testament to the threat that the world and the wicked consider Christianity to be--no other religion or cultural bent receives anything like the hatred and assault that does traditional Christianity.  It starkly shows the fundamental battle.  There really are only two sides.  Jesus vs. the world (rebellion/sin/evil) in all its permutations.

While it is disturbing and disheartening at times to watch the lackluster, tepid defense of the Faith that most so-called "believers" give (if they give any) . . . on the positive side, a great sifting is going on, separating the false from the true Believers.

I had a dream last night where I discovered that a cadre of Cuban military/communists had moved into a house next door.  I was warning a child--perhaps a grandchild in our place . . . to be careful what he did and said.  I pointed out our window to a particular window pane across the way and showed him that a figure (in green uniform, green Castro style cap) was watching us. 

Haven't had a dream like that--a warning, alert type dream perhaps--in a while.  I don't think it is far fetched at all.  I expect there will be a time in the not too distant future . . . where it will be common to have households in every community, neighborhood which are filled with "watchers" . . . spies . . . cadres of revolutionary forces put there to report on and affect potentially "troublesome" citizens/patriots/Christians.

Always, keeping the eternal prize in mind, weighed against this swift, test of a life . . . is a way to get through.  There will be intimidation and outright persecution.  Sifting, winnowing will occur.  The phony believers--the dross--will easily be pried off "The Church", leaving only the gold to stand.

And all will answer the final Judge--all will be exposed in the end--and dealt with justly.

That God is JUST and GOOD, should terrify these foolish interlopers on His property and people.......
This is what they hate, what they fight--that God is Holy and Just and Good.  They want to carry on with their rebellion with no consequences, no judgment.  But they will answer for all their evil done toward God and His beloved people.  He has made this quite clear.  Praise God.

Friday, August 12, 2016

In His Presence

The great joy--THE greatest joy there will ever be, will be being IN THE PRESENCE of God in Heaven.  Just being in His presence will be the ultimate experience there could be.  If He lives in us, we ought be getting glimpses and a sense of this same joy even now in this world, in this life. . . .

Do we?  If not, it could be because again, who we think we are devoted to and serving . . . is not really God, but a stylized conception of Him we've made up in our own minds. . . .

If I find that I've gone long stretches without feeling the wonder, the awe, the joy of His presence in and around me, then I take it as a clue that I'm not truly focused on and living in and through Him, but have drifted into the wastelands of my own mental meanderings. . . .

I know that there have been times when I've felt His presence so strong and so visceral, that there is the sense that I could live with nothing else.  This is how, even in times of suffering or persecution, the saints and martyrs through the centuries have been able to smile, laugh, pray, praise and sing despite what it being to them and their bodies.

Living and enjoying the presence of God . . . forever . . . this is what it's all about.  Always, we should be seeking Him this way, regardless of what is happening in our day to day. . . .

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Self-Fulfilling "God" Of Concoction

One of, if not THE trickiest of spiritual seeking situations is this:  We believe we are in relationship with and communicating with God--with Jesus--when all we are doing is interacting with a self-stylized CONCEPT (pretend character) we have concocted in our own mind, PRESUMING it to be actual God.

The scariest, most dangerous development in this is when it becomes clear that we are indeed interacting with a real, other-than-self/imagination entity.  He/It moves in our life, makes things happen, shows up, obviously responds, and we are so eager to believe it is really God and good that we uncritically accept that it must be God--yet it oftentimes is indeed an objectively "other" entity, but one from the dark side masquerading as God.  This happens far more frequently than most realize.  Pastors, teachers, gurus, spiritual leaders, mentors etc., often assume they are in contact with God, with Good . . . because they get action, power, abilities, "insight" from whoever they are "spiritually" imploring or listening to, and their ego is such that they dare not believe it could be from the dark side--but the fruit of their spiritual life will inevitably reveal what is actually going on.

I think this could be one of--if not THE--most common spiritual errors that many, many make. 

Or, they have an idea in their mind of who Jesus is, what He is like, what He does or doesn't do . . . and this is the god they serve, devised in their own imagination, which may work for a time, but invariably disappoints.  If the seeker is not truly interested in the Truth, but more interested in self-fulfillment and self promotion (which we ALL "naturally" are) then they will doggedly refuse to see that they have led themselves or allowed themselves to be led down a dark and delusional path.

What usually happens is that before we want THE TRUTH . . . we want to be SELF fulfilled and we imagine a God who is going to help us with our wishes.  We want Him to be a genie.  We want to pray and ask and desire and dream of what WE want fulfilled . . . but then, when it doesn't happen according to our imagination, we become indignant.  This is where many who claimed being "believers" or real "spiritual seekers" end up "leaving" "the faith"--to become agnostic or atheist or militantly ANTI-religion/belief/church/God etc.  They feel as though they have been deceived by God, when really, all that has happened is that the real God has not been subjugated to their self-fulfillment dreams and wishes and desires.

Many who claim to seek God in Truth are only seeking some device or possession or trick or means that will give them what they want.  They never go further to the point of true humility and seeking where the heart and mind seek WHAT GOD WANTS.  "God wants me to be happy" is their presumption, and while this is ultimately true, it may not be true in the temporary, mortal situation.

By "happy" I mean comfortable, successful, self-fulfilled, physical healthy etc.  In fact, God may have a totally different purpose for your life.  He may intend that you suffer in various ways and remain UN-fulfilled personally during this mortal run.  Indeed, that is all the more likely and generally to be expected of those who claim to "take up the cross" with Christ.  He Himself admonished not to expect much more than trouble, suffering and persecution in this world should you truly follow Him. . . .

One of the greatest, mostly helpful things to finally grasp and accept and internalize (gladly) is:  It's not about you.  It's about God.

This is easy to say and lay claim to believing; but it is not so easy to actually, deeply, truly, gladly, with praise and celebration accept.  Yet that is precisely the attitude and purpose we will find ourselves ultimately having in Heaven, forever.  Glimpses of this reality have been offered us in His Word, so we can trust it is so.

Do you really believe in and follow God--Jesus?  Or are you following and believing in an idea of Him that you've concocted to fulfill your personal self?  Figuring this out once and for all is a gateway to peace, clarity, power, healing, joy, and excited expectation to one day be in His presence.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Wasted Days & Wasted Nights

What you fill your head with. . . .
I remember when the presidential elections were something that just kind of happened alongside the rest of your life.  Yes, it was there and in the news at times BUT NOT the dominating daily theme around which everything else revolves.
Now, everything is political. . . .

I also recall when I took private Russian lessons from an emigre from Russia named Vadim how I plied him for what life was really like in Russia.  This was in the mid 80s before "the wall" came down, before Glasnost and Perestroika. . . . And he told me how everyone there studied engineering and the sciences because all of the other programs/studies like liberal arts, art, history, social studies, political science etc., were completely geared toward advancing the Party agenda--the communist party agenda, Marxism.  Everyone was sick to death of it being shoved down their throats at every turn--they weren't fooled by it, they knew they were being mind-guided.

Obviously, it has become just like that here in the U.S.

I don't let it happen.  I will not allow my mind, feelings, soul . . . to be dragged through the gutter and through vapid, garbage thoughts and ideas, whipped up to anger, resentment, frustration, purely worldly and "politically correct" (Marxist) concerns.  Look at all the life wasted by so many now who are allowing themselves to be directed in their interests and concerns into supporting or fighting this or that manufactured figurehead.  Meanwhile . . . life goes on; all the "little", important daily happenings and relationships get starved while everyone lives in the abstract.

It's one thing to be aware of what's going on--quite another to be manipulated into focusing on it hour to hour, day to day.  No personal growth, no individual development . . . as all is subsumed by the mass, state/corporate controlled media machine; which truly, I believe, has the devil as its CEO.

So much lost, wasted time spent on triviality, rot-gut. . . .

Life is short and getting shorter.  How do we glorify God with what precious time we have left?  THAT is the order of the day--the only purpose that matters, which has eternal significance. . . .

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Holy Spirit & The Power of Prayer

Watching the Holy Spirit teach Sky, sent by the power of my wife's prayers is awe-inspiring; such continued confirmation of the reality of God's personal and intimate interest in our daily affairs.  Sky, our son, experiences a lot of stress at his work.  Because he is deaf he is often taken advantage and left out of important loops.  Something almost like gangstalking goes on--where other workers and even managers set him up to fail; hide his tools, change things he does to make it look like he did it wrong and on and on.  He knows it goes on, but since they are all in on it there is no one to go to complain.  Some have even been told to deliberately frustrate him so that he might quit (and allow, ie., the managers cousin or friend or whatever to move into the job).  Nepotism on full throttle, all the time. 

But he forges on.  Although many times it is very stressful for us all as he comes home so frustrated and talks and talks about it.  It breaks our hearts.  It is a difficult, complicated scenario.  We are cautious about doing anything retributive or rash.  We teach him spiritual ways to deal with it.  It is all a learning experience, not returning evil for evil . . . loving your enemies . . . real life, on-the-ground scenarios to apply Christian morality, Jesus' ways. . . .

My wife will pray, pray, pray for God to teach him how to rise above, how to deal with it.  He doesn't like to read, has a hard time understanding language in printed form. . . . But what WILL happen--what happened just yesterday--is my wife prayed all morning for God to move in Sky's life, to give him wisdom and patience and the right spirit to handle these worldly matters--the fallen nature of people, situations etc., AND THEN, on his own, he comes home from work and he has had a huge epiphany.  Before Lindsay has a chance to tell him that she prayed for him about certain specific things, he first effuses about all these realizations he has just had, saying, "The Holy Spirit showed me this, told me that . . . " and on and on he goes, relating back almost word for word what my wife had specifically just been praying for him to understand.  It is shocking, it is so OBVIOUS that the Spirit is involved directly in the situation.  We both have tried to teach him how it is possible to actually have empathy, compassion and even love for those who do you wrong ("forgive them they know not what they do") . . . which he listens to but hasn't really internalized into a real, genuine reaction.  But then, after sustained prayer . . . BAM! . . . the Holy Spirit responds to that prayer, and then shows him in his mind and heart what that means and how to do it!  It is just so obvious it is a move of God . . . in response to heartfelt, spiritually motivated parental earnestness and prayer. . . . Truly awesome.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

He Blows My Mind

I've mentioned before . . . how it astounds me that there is anything instead of nothing.  Then, even further . . . that there is God--there is a God at the center of it all . . . and that He is good.  This also boggles my mind--that this is just the way it is. 

Now, the allure for me to once, when I was young, lean to pantheism . . . is that, once accepting and knowing that there is indeed God . . . it made sense to me that all there is IS God.  This is pantheism.  He is separate AND He is also everything.  There is ONLY God.  This made sense to my mind.

But what I find most baffling of all . . . is that (according to God's Word) He IS not everything.  He SUSTAINS everything, but He is not the same as everything.  He is "other".  I could understand the (Eastern) notion that we are all part of God--just points,sparks of God that somehow forgot our divinity . . . or, as it is also described . . . we are experiencing God's "leela" or "play" where He forgets Himself . . . then progresses back (either over a long time or suddenly) to remembering Himself . . . all as a mode of something like divine play. . . .

BUT what I love, and find so utterly fascinating instead, is the Christian revelation of God . . . and His creatures.  His creatures are NOT Him.  They are OTHER than Him.  Yet they can indeed be "one" with Him and conform to His image perfectly one day. . . . Yet, they (we) will NEVER BE God.  Godlike, perhaps, yes, as He ordains it.  But never equal.  Not in the past, not in the future.

How He creates something other than Himself at all . . . blows me away.  I can see if was that He creates out of Himself . . . more of Himself, in different forms and "densities" (so-to-speak) . . . different modes/levels of consciousness (like most Eastern philosophy teaches).  This I can imagine and see as plausible.  But that He somehow makes a creation that is other than Himself, yet He is the causeless cause . . . and that He makes creatures who are separate than Himself and can even be separated forever from Himself--well, this bedazzles my mind.  I find it astounding, wondrous, incredible. . . .

I also find that this understanding of how things are (as depicted by Him in His communication to us) redounds to me feeling more worshipful toward Him, more in awe, more submitted, more humbled . . . and grateful.  He blows my mind; and I expect He will forever, yet I will always be full and satisfied in eternity.  This is a heavenly wonder. . . .

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Viva Life . . . God, Music and Coffee!

What I am keen on at the moment--is living bright in the face of oppression and gloom.  For one thing, life is such a gift--to be, to do, to create, to serve, to teach, to console, to encourage, to work, to play--all of it is an incredible gift and blessing from God, the Creator of all.

Always, since quite young, I abhorred that dead, bored, rote, going-thru-the-motions expression I saw on so many adults' faces.  I didn't want that to happen to me.  Where did the life go?  The enthusiasm, hope, joy, wonder--especially wonder. . . ?  The very fact of "life"/existence itself has always been a complete wonder to me--that anything exists at all . . . and then that it is so multifaceted, detailed, nuanced, diverse. . . . And presided over by God Himself!

It is indeed true that what you put your mind on . . . you become.  Where your heart is--there is your treasure.  I do think it is important to be aware of what's going on--to "be wise as the serpents", to not be naive, oblivious.  If we are to be like God (which we are made to be) then we ought be wise, aware, conscious . . . of the bad along with the good.

At the same time, however, there is no need--and it is not really helpful--to solely be imbibing the general negativity that the world is constantly spewing forth.  That is all other peoples' agendas--mostly unregenerate, lost, corrupt, self-serving people.  Why let their "reality" be your reality?

Instead you can focus on the good and the lovely, of which there is still and always plenty.  God is a positive, loving, merciful, good, creative, fatherly Being.  And He is a nurturer, a caretaker--One Who is deeply and genuinely concerned with our daily existence.  And it is never too late to "be alive"--to do new things, create, learn, express . . . as part of God's master plan of design and wonder.

I am pleased to see that my oldest son (Alexander) and his wife Skye exhibit this attitude.  So many, sadly, of his age have already given up, become jaded and cynical and no longer dream.  Personal dreams and ambitions, WITHIN God's guiding reality, are a great and wonderful thing.

For instance, he has tried his hand at quite a few things--always proficient in them all, and has now landed on an idea that we think is fantastic.  He has always been interested in coffee and has worked as a barista before, creating his own blends and specialty drinks.  Same with his wife--they both share this passion.  [They have such a fine, lovely Christian family together, beautiful children--our (2) grandchildren. . . .]

Anyway, they are have dreamed up a venture called "Savage Grounds" where they want to get a coffee truck and could travel to venues and events providing high quality coffee drinks and other specialty, yummy items.  They've researched, and there is a hole here locally for such a market.  I know they can succeed at this and I love how they have so quickly jumped on the idea and are trying to make it work--especially in these generally doomy times when so many have shrugged and given up and are content to just take a dole. . . .
Here is their campaign:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/645979754/savage-grounds-coffee-truck

It also made my heart smile and felt great when Alexander told me that this sudden and recent musical adventure me and Lindsay have taken on has been some inspiration to him/them.  This is just what I would hope as a father, getting on in years--to still be somewhat of an inspiration and trailblazer to one's children (primarily) and then, if possible, to others as well.

Again, I refuse to throw in the towel on life regardless if the whole world has devolved into a motif of destruction, corruption, morosity, boredom, chaos and quitting!  God is a God of order and ever-springing newness!

It is an affront to God--to the One who gives life and purpose, to treat this reality with such careless abandon and disrespect.  While retaining a note of sorrow through all--at man's rebellion--the end result is victory and God's purposes perfectly completed, so hope and eagerness and a forward-looking expectancy reigns supreme. . . .

Viva life!  Viva creativity!  Viva family! Viva friends! Viva GOD! 

Brother Thomas ©2015

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