Monday, January 28, 2013

God's Guinea Pigs

In Job 37:5 Elihu says to Job: ““God thunders with His voice wondrously, doing great things which we cannot comprehend

In Proverbs 3:5 Solomon says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

So if I’m not smart enough to understand the ultimate will of God, how can I be guilty of disobedience?  If I can’t lean on my own understanding; how will I know when to leave the flooded roof top?  I guess in the end it’s not what you do as much as the intent behind your actions.

After my last Album (Which BTW was really well produced), my Thoracic Outlet Syndrome went into the advanced stages.  Is this irony or what?  I can barely use either of my arms.  I use to be able to bench press over 200 pounds.  Now I have to lay down after bringing in a 20 pound bag of dog food.  I can barely hold my Cherry Red Sunburst Les Paul.  I’m supposed to go to a disability hearing in March.  I guess whatever happens, happens.  I’m done blaming people, the government, my DNA or God.  I understand that life is not fair but it is God’s plan for his followers. 

 I have come to accept that “Free Will” only enables us to view our perception of right from wrong (The key word being perception) and select our response based on that perception. 

 Sometimes having a relationship with Christ means having to lay down a bunt (to move the runner from second over to third base). Instead of trying to drive him in with an RBI or a two run homer.

Sometimes it means sitting on the bench because there is a right/left handed pitcher on the mound.  We’re told in James 4:6 that: “God is opposed to the proud, and gives grace to the humble”.   The cure to pride is humility.  I guess pride comes in all shapes and forms.  Yet, we are not to lean on our own understanding.  Perhaps I will dedicate the rest of my life to blissful ignorance.  Yeah that sounds like a plan.  Thank you for letting me pontificate.  Now back to filling boxes. 

Oh wait, (Speaking of boxing) one last analogy, Life is like a boxing match.  It doesn’t matter how many times you get knocked down, but rather your ability to get back up. 


Laus Deo

Sunday, January 20, 2013


Since the President and his propaganda team chose to use the images of young children to make a point, I thought he wouldn't mind if I would share this.

This is... a young Brian Terry. Brian was shot and killed as a direct result of the reckless policies of Barack Obama and his Attorney general Eric Holder. (Fast and Furious) Upon learning of Brian's death, Barack and Eric, along with Janet Napolitano immediately worked to hide the details of Brian's death from the American people. Over two years since Brian's death, Barack, Eric and all of his pals collectively piss on Brian's grave by refusing to tell the people what they know by hiding behind Executive privilege. At the permission of Brian's childhood friend who originally posted this, please feel free to share.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Written Word v The Spoken Word

I guess we’ve all written something in an email, unless you’re a south Australian Aborigines without an Obama phone, and had something you’ve said not come out the way you mean it.

The truth is, the written word is more susceptible to reader interpretation over the spoken word.  Sure we’ve come up with the ever so annoying “Emoticon”   Emoticons notwithstanding, The written word has proven its self to be a less than reliable form of communication.

If you want to distort your message even more; try reading some of the crap that is called a “Tweet”. 

I’ll use the three words: “I’ll be back”.  What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Arnold as he portrays the T-1 Terminator.  Yet; If you were in the Philippines when  Douglas McArthur was being recalled by the Pentagon and he said “I’ll be back”.  It meant hope.  

 If you’ve just gotten in a fight with a convenience store owner that gave you change for a ten dollar bill and you gave him a twenty, I’ll be back means you’re not coming alone.

If it’s late August and you’re in young love and your parents are taking you back to Eau Claire Wisconsin and you’ve had the greatest love affair of your life in Sanibel Florida.  I’ll be back means you have plans of running away from home.

If your favorite sports player says in the camera after the last game of his contract year: “I’ll be back”.  It means he plans to renew his contract and the fans have nothing to fear.

As you can see these 3 words, even in the proper setting  mean entirely different things.

My point? If your message is that important; pick up your cell phone and use your voice.  Do not rely on your de-evolutional texting device or your Facebook account and especially not Twitter.  LOL OMG WTF?

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Australian Gun law report (12 months)

Australian Gun Law Update�
Here's a thought to warm some of your hearts....
From: Ed Chenel, A police officer in Australia

Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real
figures from Down Under.

It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to
surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own
government, a progra...m costing Australia taxpayers
more than $500 million dollars.

The first year results are now in:
Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,
Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;
Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

In the state of Victoria
lone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.(Note that
while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not
and criminals still possess their guns!)
While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady
decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically
upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed
that their prey is unarmed.
There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and
assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.

Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public
safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was
expended in 'successfully ridding Australian society of guns....' You
won't see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or
members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.

The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the
hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control
laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note Americans, before it's too late!
Will you be one of the sheep to turn yours in?
WHY? You will need it.