Friday, June 30, 2006

Happy Birthday Cafe Americain

The CAfe is now a little over a year old. I started the cafe back in June of 05. If you get a chance, read the posts from July 05. There are some heavy duty industrial strength topics to behold. My favorite is the one I did on Love and finding a mate. It was actually a two part story on July first Called "Beauty is in the eye of the viewer" and "Beauty part II" . A classic.

Then check out July 6th 05. "The Verb To Love" It's really deep.

Don't read the Blog on 7/4. It's a classic that I plan on republishing again this tuesday.

Ace out.................

Thursday, June 29, 2006


These Raghead Bastards being held at club gitmo are the same scum evil filth that beheaded our soldiers then stuck boobytraps to their extremities so who ever came to claim the remains would get blown up.

The 5 Judges from the U.S. Supreme court today actually voted to extend "Geneva Convention" rights to these terrorists. WHY? Who from Al Queda or even the Taliban were present at the signing of the Geneva convention that would include them in this treaty? And even if they were (which they weren't) They lost all rights when they went around beheading POWs.

And to make matters worse; if I hear one more candy ass chicken shit from "code pink" say that we're treating the animals in custody in gitmo "inhumane", I'm going to have to check myself into an asylum. I'm serious. Code pink is a new coward movement that wants us to cut and run. Admit defeat and "bring our boys home". HEY NEWS FLASH. YOU DUMBASS LIBERALS. OUR BOYS VOLUNTEERED. They don't want to come home until they win. So get your treasonous head out of your New York Times and start supporting our troops and this country.

Excuse me while I go purge.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

I got carried away with my electric razor......

Monday, June 26, 2006

I'm Back

I'm a year older. A year Wiser. And able to tell dung from Shinola. Dung comes in all forms. NOt all dung stinks, but it's still dung. Dung can be found in many places. Upper management, on the streets holding cardboard, breaking homerun records, making anti-war records, taking bribe money and freezing it. Dung can be Democrat or Republican. Dung can take the guise of a helping hand. The kind of hand that; after you shake it, you better check your rings and watch to see if they're still there. I've voted for dung. It didn't smell like it in the primaries. I have dung for Senators and Congress "persons".

But ya know? I haven't seen a can of Shinola in 10 years.......

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


HAPPY BIRTHDAY ACE..............

Monday, June 19, 2006

Belated Sunday Sermom.........

Everybody is blessed with a talent. It might not be the ability to fly an F-16 or climb mount Everest. It migh not be an Artistical talent like Thomas Kinkade who gives total credit for his painting ability to God. If you haven't heard the story; Tom says that his mother and him use to pray that he would somehow be able to afford or gain access to painting instructions. His teachers in school at the age of about 10 told him he was talented. But they lived on a farm in "Placerville" California. Halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. He prayed for 2 years and one day, a nationally known retired painter bought the ranch next to the Kinkade residence and turned the barn into a painting studio.

Today Thomas Kinkade sells his "Lithos" for 1,000 to 1,200 each. His original paintings are almost priceless.

I of course was blessed to play that 6 stringed instrument. But over my life, I didn't always have the chance to play it. Social responsibilities called me to work in the surgical world. Raising children forced me to abandone my Blessing from God.
Never again.

Einstein once said. "Within every person lays a genius. It's up to that person to discover what it is. Is it fair to judge a fish on his ability to climb a tree?"

Monday, June 12, 2006

The Irony of pleasing God....................

Don't listen to the TV evangelist that says "Hey send God your money (to this address) and you'll recieve blessing 10 fold." ie, "Give to GET". Let me point out a few observations.

1. In Genesis 4, "The Lord had regard for Abel and for his offering". What was the next thing that happened to Abel? He died at the hands of his jealous brother Cain.

2. Genesis 39: Joseph denies Potopher's wife. Keeping himself Holy and pleasing to the Lord. What happened? 9 to 13 years of Jail time.

3. Genesis 40: Joseph interprets the cup bearer's dream. Result? 3 more years of Jail time.

4. Job . Need I say more?

The one lesson you can learn from the above examples is that life is not fair. Call it the price of free will. Yet we are still called to "give of our means". It's a demonstration of faith. Just don't do it expecting a bountiful return on your investment. All things are from God. So you're not really giving anything at all to God. You're just giving back a portion of what He's blessed you with. And I urge you to do so "cheerfully".

Just don't fall for the Media evangelist that's selling you on a 1000% interest rate. This is probably the same evangelist that will sell you on salvation by repeating this simple prayer "insert the I believe prayer here" . Then go on with your sinful ways and claim that you're "once saved and always saved". Don't fall for it.

Friday, June 09, 2006

God's Blessings

Sometimes God showers you with them. And for the most part, they're all around us. Take the time to look at a morning Dove singing. Look at he cload artistry that Bob Ross would have trouble reproducing. The sound of ocean waves crashing the Shoreline and smoothing the beach for us to lay our beach towels on. Yes God's blessings are exceedingly abundant.

But what do you do when you're in Joshua's position ? God blessed Joshua at Jericho. He told him to march around Jericho 7 times then sound the horns. And the walls fell FLAT. Yes God gave Jericho a blessing of battle knowledge and divine help. What should you do in a case where you need tacticle real blessings from God?


There are many instances in the Bible where man did not wait on God. In Samual, king Saul went ahead without Samual and offered up a burnt sacrifice on his own. In Johsua, Joshua did not wait on God for his plan before attacking the Ai. The sin of Achan led to the defeat of Isreal.

God makes you wait for various reasons. One of them is "perfection". The other is divine knowledge. We just don't know what God is doing. Why did he keep Joseph in prison for 8 to 13 years? Timing.

Be thankful for your blessings. The food you eat, the clothes you wear and the air you breath. Be patient for Blessings that you require. You don't know that God has forgotten you or said no, most likely, He's go a better plan. Just say Hallelujah and know that you are loved.


Wednesday, June 07, 2006

It's no wonder....................

That islam hates us and young teen girls are getting raped and killed in record numbers. I started the "" site to get more exposure for my music. But it seems that every day (not every other day) everyday I get some girl sending me a naked picture of herself. It's as disgusting as Terry Anderson said it is. Now I've met some very nice people one myspace, but I'm really shocked at the blatant lack of concern women have for their reputations.

On the other hand, look at what TV teaches us. The goal in life is to have sex 24/7. And our sick culture is sucking it up. Young teen girls are becoming easy targets for sexual predators. And they aggrivate the situation by wearing the most revealing fabrics if anythng.

Here let me introduce you young women to a word that could save your lives, and get islam off of our backs:

mod·es·ty (md-st) KEY


1.The state or quality of being modest.
2.Reserve or propriety in speech, dress, or behavior.
3.Lack of pretentiousness; simplicity.

I don't blame Hollywood. But they aren't helping the problem. I blame the parents. Sadly, most of the loose girls come from families where the parents are divorced and the daughters are starving for a man's attention. Mom probably dresses like she's going to a Rod Stewart concert.

I'm studying the fall of the Roman empire. Truly one of the greatest world powers by modern example. NOBODY conquered the Roman empire. It collapsed from within. What made this country great 200 years ago (not very long ago) was character. Christian ethics, and old fashion morality. In the 60's the revolution began. Much like 2nd Century Rome, there are many "liberal" comparisons. Once they lowered the standard, the empire crumbled.

From everything going on in America today; you can prepare for history to repeat it'self. The problem is, China has nuclear war heads as do 4 other countries. If America crumbles, (because of a lack of morality) prepare for islam to attack; then China to clean up. China intends to make socialism a worldwide system.

Start taking your American freedom seriously or learn to speak cantonese.

Monday, June 05, 2006

The outside world...........

My half-brother, (my mom's previous marriage) was a career in-mate. I remember as a child visiting him in jail (county jail) then when I was older I remember him being in a penitentary. As fate would have it, my father, who was a chef, took a retirement job at the same penitentary I last recall my half-brother staying at. It was a management job running a diner for the guards and family members of the guards and administration that lived on the prison compound. So as a kid, 13 to 14, I got to know lots of prisoners. The diner was run by inmates about to get parole.

My fondest memory was learning Karate from one of the in-mates. A black guy from Chicago named Wes Wesbrooke. I like to say that I have a "prison belt" in Kung fu.

But all of the inmates referred to society as "the outside world". What seems odd to me, is that when I look at society, I see a culture filled with criminals and would be inmates. While sitting in church today, I started seeing the world I live in as the "outside world". Wishing everyday was a "church day". I wished I lived in a society where everyone treated each other with respect and love. Monday thru Saturday, I have to live in the "outside world". But my inside world differs completely from the prisoners I use to know. To them, society was a place they had to learn to acclimate to. A place where they had to "behave". The outside world I know is a place where people feel they can do anything they want as long as they don't get caught breaking a law.

Two different perspectives of two different worlds. Again I'm reminded that to the non-believer/non-Christian this world is as close as they'll get to heaven. For the human that is Christ centered; this world is as close as we'll get to hell.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Sunday Semon........The one who dies with the most toys:

What does a man profit if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiates, life is like a vapor. We're here then we're gone. But to where? Let me tell you the parable of the twins. No it's not in the Bible. But it describes man's existence with a bit more clarity.

Once upon a time, twin boys were conceived in the same womb.

Weeks passed, and the twins developed. As their awareness grew, they laughed for joy, "Isn't it great that we were conceived? Isn't it great to be alive?"

Together the twins explored their world. When they found their mother's cord that gave them life they sang for joy, "how great is our mother's love that she shares her own life with us."

As the weeks stretched into months the twins noticed how much each was changing.

"What does this mean?", asked the one.

"It means that our stay in this world is drawing to an end", said the other one.

"But I don't want to go", said the one, "I want to stay here always"

"We have no choice", said the other, "but maybe there is life after birth!"

"But how can it be?" responded the one. "We will shed our life cord, and how is life possible without it? Besides, we have seen evidence that others were here before us and none of them have returned to tell us that there is life after birth."

And so the one fell into deep despair saying, "If conception ends with birth, what is the purpose of life in the womb? It's meaningless! Maybe there is no mother at all."

"But there has to be", protested the other. "How else did we get here? How do we remain alive?"

"Have you ever seen our mother?", said the one. "Maybe she lives in our minds. Maybe we made her up because the idea made us feel good."

And so the last days in the womb were filled with deep questioning and fear and finally the moment of birth arrived.

When the twins had passed from their world, they opened their eyes and cried, for what they saw exceeded their fondest dreams.


Have you ever asked yourself how important that Armoni suit and Farragamo shoes are? When with the blow of the wind, you could be in a hospital forced to wear that gown with the little blue paislys and a pair of non-skid sock slippers?

Will that Rolex be worth much when it's replaced by a wrist I.D. band? It could happen in the next heartbeat. We're fortunate for every breath we take. There will come a time when a wheelchair may do you more service than your Mercedez. But most of all, what will all of these things profit you if your soul goes on to live an existence in hell?

The French Paleontologist/philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin wrote: "We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience."

The thought of my spirit or concious being spending eternity trapped in a dead body scares the daylights out of me. (and that's not even imagining the gates of Satan's domain) Being trapped in a rotting body sounds like hell to me. On the other hand, if I refuse God's offer to spend eternity with Him in heaven, would I not be as foolish as the twins who thought they would die upon birth? Can you imagine having a bank account of Muconium or amniotic fluid?

As short as 9 months seems in the womb; is not 90 years a vapor in the eye of eternity? We take life so seriously, why don't we take death even more seriously?

The one that dies with the most toys is..................... Dead. Period.

Friday, June 02, 2006

YOU GOTTA GET WET forget T.V. and Radio Salvation................

It saddens me to see and hear Radio and T.V. evangelist sell there souls for their own success. It abhors me even more to know that there are possibly MILLIONS of self-proclaiming Christians that are not saved, walking around in ignorance.

When I was single, I use to break up with perspective mates over this issue because there is no way they could believe that Billy Graham or Greg Laurie could be wrong. And the nerve of me to question their Christianity. But in Media evangelism, even among the best (Paul Shepherd) there is always a tendency to neglect the importance of Baptism in Salvation.

The media evangelist refer to the symbolic act of baptism as "regeneration".

They tell the viewer/listener that Baptism is a "work" and you are saved by faith thru Grace not works. Let me translate this. " Baptism means getting your body totally submerged in a pool of water." This is an act that the Radio/TV evangelist can not do on the air. So there for, let's just call it a form of "Works" and we'll omit it. If they have half a conscience, they'll refer to baptism as the 1st step in obedience to Christ. But the bottom line is, if you say this prayer and sign your name on this line, Boom, Whamo, Zap - John 3:16 makes you a born again Christian. (so whosover Believeth upon him shall not parish but have everlasting life). Belief? Don't the demons believe Christ is God's son? From all of my studies.

You have to Believe

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

You have to confess your sins.

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

You have to Repent or change your course (ie stop sinning)

Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit

And finally; Jesus said in Mark 16:16 "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned."

There is no misinterpreting Chist the almighty. Chist who responded to John the baptist, "Allow it so that the scriptures may be fulfilled" When John said to Jesus,I should be baptized by you. This was prior to the baptism of Jesus Christ.

Peter writes in his first letter 3rd chapter 21st verse: "Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you, not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience--through the resurrection of Jesus Christ" He didn't say Baptism makes you obedient. He said Baptism now SAVES YOU.

I hold this to be true that the issue of Salvation (the most important thing in any human's life) must be taken in it's entirety. Unlike the TV/Radio evangelists that preach "just believe and you're saved" but for those of you that have ears, let them hear. Read the verses above that instruct you to Believe, Confess, Repent and be Baptized.

Do you know what the Great Commission is? Jesus stood before his diciples at the end of the book of Matthew 28:19-20 and spoke : "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo,I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Keeping faith when the ref is about to stop the fight

And you're the one with blood on your face. It's not easy being a Christian. Many times it's not fun being a Christian. But for me and many that proclaim Jesus Christ as the Son of God. There isn't much choice. Believe or perish. I preached a couple (5?) sermons in my life. One of the most provocative sermons I ever preached was one I entitled " Walking thru the Valley or Why bad things happen to good people"

It's very tough to see non-believers driving Hummers, wearing armoni suits, living in mountainous gated communitees wondering which product that comes out next will bare their name. At the same time, good hardworking God fearing Christians struggle to make ends meet and to keep their faith. Why does God allow Satan to ruin the lives of God's children, and at the same time exhalt those that lead the flock away from Christ, the non-believers? The answer is in this one sentence. "Free will is not Free" . God does not want Bio-Robots worshipping Him. So he put Satan on this planet to give man an option.

Satan's mission is to stop as many people from going to heaven as possible. He'll use any means available to do so. One of his greatest tools is "earthly success". Jesus once told the story of a wealthy man that wanted to follow Christ. He said that he kept the commandments in an attempt to be righteous. Jesus said, if you want to follow me, go sell all of your belongings. This disappointed the man and he walked away as he was very wealthy. In James' letter he writes that if you're a friend of the world (meaning earthly cultures) you're an enemy of God. So satan uses lust as his biggest weapon. Keep in mind that Satan does not have to get you to act like him to win your soul. You don't even need to be a "bad person" to lose your soul to satan. Unfortunately many undecided believe that God will seperate us according to our "works". This couldn't be further from the truth. We are saved by Grace through faith. Keeping in mind that James says, you say you have faith, but by my works I'll show you my faith. Faith without works in it's self is dead. My point is, you can be as nice as mother Theresa, but unless you have a relationship with Christ, you will hear "depart from me for I never knew you who practice lawlessnes"

We need to separate our human thoughts from Spiritual Heavenly thoughts. It's like the man that died and went to heaven and before he went, he packed his samsonites with Gold Bricks. When he got there, St. Peter helped him unload his luggage and looked at him and said, "You brought pavement with you?"

Eliahu said to Job "God works in ways our mind can't comprehend". This is never more obvious than when we are feeling down trodden or heavy laden. It's especially tough when you teach someone how to do your job, then management fires you because your replacement was cheaper. At times like that, how are we to understand God telling us to be "happy and cheerful" for the person that just took our job?

The answer is in the big picture. Joseph praised God for 9 to 13 years while he was in prison for a crime he didn't commit. He was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Yet ultimately, Joseph would be risen by God to become the prime minister of Egypt. With an opportunity to punish those that sold him into slavery (his brothers), He who imprisoned him falsely (Potophor and his wife) and the one that didn't keep his promise when he recieved help from Joseph in prison (the cup bearer)Joseph continued to ackowledge and praise the God of Abraham, the one and almighty God.

For the masses that don't have a relationship with God; The wealth, fame and glory they recieve on this earth will be as close as they will get to heaven. But for the believer who suffers because of his belief system, This life will be as close as we ever get to Hell.

You as a Christian have a divine purpose on this earth. Sometimes your God given talent is not sea worthy yet. Your boat may be ready to sail, but your sails may have moth holes in them. Your life jackets may be faulty. Your rudder may be stuck to the left. God will strip down your spiritual sail boat straight down to the hull. It may take time to repair the holes in the hull and sails. He'll make sure you have life jackets for everyone, he'll make sure you have a chart, compass and horn before he sends you out to sea or to your ultimate destination.

3 reasons God uses adversity:

1. To CORRECT. This is obvious. When I child burns it's hand on a hot stove, it learns to correct it's actions. When you wake up with a hangover, God is telling you to stop getting drunk. When your wife leaves you in divorce, God is wondering why you wouldn't listen to his commandments on adultry.

2. To Protect. This is a true story. I was sitting at an intersection. A long slow red light was making me impatient. When the light finally turned green, the person at the front of the line was asleep or something as many started honking their horns. This delay was about 10 to 15 seconds. As all 3 cars proceeded straight thru the intersection, a garbage truck with it's lift deployed in on coming traffic grabbed a telephone wire. The Telephone POLE attatched to said wire came crushing down on the car that was at the head of the intersection. It flattened the car and the driver like a pancake. From what I learned from the insurance company covering the accident, the driver woke up from a coma the next day with serious spinal damage and very lucky to be alive. But had God not used that 10 to 15 seconds of hesitation, it's very possible that my wife and I would have been the victims of that Telephone pole.

Praise God Hallelujah.

3. To Perfect. As mentioned above in the sailboat analogy, Should God have grand plans for you, He will groom you to be the ambassador worthy of spreading His Gospel. In doing so, He may choose to strip you of your earthly vices. This can often be painful. It could mean ridding you of a drug abusive relationship. (Be not fooled, Bad company corrupts good morals) It could take a while to reprogram your thought process. You may need to be untangled in the web of lust for this world. Lastly, it's been my experience that you are never closer to God than when you have suffered a horrendous loss. Unfortunately it could take such adversity to bring you on your knees in front of God.

In closing, praise God for adversity. See past the initial pain and try to see God's will in it. Even Job's suffering had a purpose to it. Joseph suffered 13 years before becoming the 2nd most powerful man in Egypt.

And in your time of waiting; remember this, God made Jesus wait 30 years before he worked his first miracle or saved his first sinner. He waited 30 years for a 3 year Gospel.

Praise God Hallelujah.