Sunday, October 27, 2013

I'm 67 And Have Learned Something...

but what did I actually learn?
We are going to live and die and in-between it's anybody's guess. There seems to be more Chiefs than Braves and those Chiefs believe they know more than any Brave.
Give a person a label and a beast is formed.
What is just as bad is people giving themselves labels that please them.
You know the layout.
I struggle with this everyday. My label is Entitled, and I believe I am entitled to have MY way and get upset when someone gets in my way.
  • The person STOPPED at the Stop sign, waiting for some unknown event, to me, for them to proceed.
  • The slooooow driver in front of me - especially when they are texting.
  • The manager type person hindering my progress to bless our department.
Actually, I am FINALLY arriving at the intersection of Revelation. I do not fit anywhere and am not entitled to anything. I have been following a personal choice of action most of my adult life, INSTEAD of following the uncomfortable path of design. Oddly, the frustration causing anger propelled me toward this conclusion.
I don't fit in the church format or secular business career environment. Just finished reading a blog, I follow, and recommend it to you.

The Future of Modern Reject by Nicole Cottrell

Ecc 3:1 To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens:

Nicole is entering her season for her purpose. All of us have a season and purpose and they vary greatly. God knows. I belong IN the Lord's Body - The Church, but do not fit well with the Earthly format/structure. Some having experienced similar problems became discouraged and 1st-left their Earthly assembly, then 2nd-left God.

You and I and our neighbor are not required to believe everything the same. Some processes have to be agreed on by all for the common good:
  • obeying traffic lights and signs
  • obeying speed restrictions on public roads
  • salvation requirements
  • respecting other's property rights
  • etc.
My wife and I enjoy traveling nationally and internationally AND realize discomforts and inconveniences are part of the package. Different cultures, geography, architecture, add to our ability to understand and relate to others. Our ability to pursue these dreams have often been hindered by poor decisions but they are all possible while we breathe.

Our United States of America is a wonderful country of diversity. With a few exceptions, we can visit almost every international culture characteristic within this country. People give up much to come to America for the freedoms and opportunities available here.

With all we have, my wife and I still find ourselves drawn to other places and I have always wanted to speak multiple languages. Speaking a language does not automatically include the cultural feelings like living in the source of that language. I will never BE a Turkish, Spanish, Italian or Greek native and obviously will never have the true psychological grasp of being a native, learned this from missionaries.

YET, attempting to learn and speak another person's language endears yourself to them.

WOW! This Is Believeable!

The more we listen and question and stay attentive, some speculations give way to truth. I enjoy the History, Science and Discovery Series. Past blogs included my questions about our current Industrial Age and the apparent absence of technology in past civilizations.

Ecclesiastes 1
King James Version (KJV)
9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Luke 12
King James Version (KJV)
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

The Sciences have discovered or rediscovered laws, principles, and methodologies for use in constructions, medical processes, farming, etc. Intelligence and thinking are a natural part of every creature on Earth. Knowledge can come from this process or external sources.

When one is within a building or a forest, that person's paradigm is strongly influenced by the immediate sounds, visuals and restraints. Once that person is able to exit and rise above the environment, their knowledge is altered but not necessarily increased. They see how their building and the trees and vegetation connects and interacts with other structures but they may not have immediate increased knowledge how the city and park were built and maintained.

Records of flying vehicles, intelligent people of extraordinary abilities, equipment and weaponry exist in every major mature civilization. Extraordinary structures were built with outside help. Since no tools were found, modern experts declare the most primitive and absurd explanations. Miraculous healing has been treated the same.

It seems, to me, WE may be the primitives compared to past peoples accomplishments. Reading and listening to accounts of help from the "gods" what becomes obvious is the "gods" have always been highly interested in Earth and us. "They" want the Earth maintained and expect us to keep it in shape for our and their use. For example:

Genesis 1
King James Version (KJV)
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

 re·plen·ish: verb
1.      to make full or complete again, as by supplying what is lacking, used up, etc.: to replenish one's stock of food.  2. to supply (a fire, stove, etc.) with fresh fuel.  3. to fill again or anew.
sub·due: verb
1.      to conquer and bring into subjection: Rome subdued Gaul.  5. to bring (land) under cultivation: to subdue the wilderness.

 Genesis 2
King James Version (KJV)
1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 7 And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. 8 And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. 15 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

 Dress: noun 
4. a particular form of appearance; guise.
Guise: noun 
1. general external appearance; aspect; semblance: an old principle in a new guise.

Keep: verb
1. to hold or retain in one's possession; hold as one's own: If you like it, keep it. Keep the change.  2. to hold or have the use of for a period of time: You can keep it for the summer. 4. to maintain (some action), especially in accordance with specific requirements, a promise, etc.: to keep watch; to keep step. 
18 And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. 22 And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
Although, many components of non-Judaic Christian religions seem like fiction, there are similarities that appear realistic, such as; visitation by extraterrestrials, diverse aircraft, supernatural events and activities, complex buildings of precision assembly, conveying knowledge well beyond their natural capacity for nutrition and government. It seems the only requirement, was for the population to submit to the will of the visitors.

God/Extraterrestrials/Ancient Astronauts (you pick your comfort term) exist in a permanent realm open to us and are willing to pass knowledge, blessing, wisdom, insight for our advance, promotion, progress HERE as prep for THERE.


Instead of explaining, I am adding excerpts from public sources. If you are interested, then reading/studying/meditating on this information may sober you. It did me.
David Malpass: The Bigger Battle Behind the Shutdown

A staggering $250 billion per month, 80% of spending, runs on autopilot without congressional control.
Excerpt: By David Malpass 
Oct. 9, 2013 7:58 p.m. ET

At its core, the shutdown is part of a much bigger battle to restrain the federal government. It is spending $3.6 trillion per year without a budget, and its expenditures are expected to increase rapidly in the years ahead.
Meanwhile, the government has piled up $17 trillion in debt and $60 trillion more in unfunded spending promises. The Federal Reserve will borrow $1.1 trillion in 2013 alone to buy bonds—and it reserves the right to borrow unlimited amounts for future bond purchases without congressional or presidential permission…
Rather than discuss restraint, the administration has increasingly turned to the Federal Reserve as a crutch. The Fed is borrowing and spending $85 billion per month on bonds, and it claims the legal authority to increase its debt at will. Wall Street is intensely focused on supporting this profligacy and profiting from it. The Fed's debt will reach $4 trillion at year-end, with at least $200 billion of it not counted properly in the national debt.
The Fed is choosing to buy long-term bonds with short-term debt. The result is a rapid shortening in the effective maturity of the national debt that benefits current politicians but puts taxpayers at risk. Like an adjustable-rate mortgage, the borrower, in this case the government, gets a lower interest rate now but will have to refinance at higher rates later…

One TRILLION+ dollars (bogus currency[bogus=not backed by gold]) added to our economy each year. 

Hidden Secrets of Money ep3 Mike Maloney YouTube has visuals with greater impact than words have. All four episodes are worth watching.

Our economy is joining the other nations for a global crash. Fortunately, Most of the populated U.S. can support gardens, farms, dairies, and vineyards. BUT, the cities can't and those that do not know how to farm may get antsy.
I often hear ministers declare a Great Revival for our Country and I suspect they do not know the costs of this pending spiritual awakening. The beautiful buildings and proper services are not going to slap this country awake like a catastrophic DEPRESSION will.

I KNOW what it is like to go bankrupt and how long I delayed it by manipulating credit, money, accounts, checks. Finally, finally, finally, because I WOULD NOT STOP MYSELF, I could not pay the interest any more, my income stopped and DEFAULT!

Our government is spending money they are making and it is not backed by any standard. I realize AND understand why my grocery basket is not as full but costs as much. The currency I have is not worth what it was 6 months ago.

Well, Jesus, here we are in a place not of our making and we ask for direction and instructions how to live.

Monday, October 21, 2013


I just realized, this is the only picture I have reminding me of the man I called Dad.
Lowell Wayne Ware
  • Musically Talented: played two types of Guitar and Harmonica
  • Spiritually Gifted: Dreams that saved his and others lives, saw Angels, believed God, read Bible every day, prayed often 
  • Son, Brother, Husband, Father
  • Dairy Man, Pipe Fittter, Hard Worker
  • Troubled, Conflicted, Back Slider
  • Dad loved nice cars, beautiful women(all of them), any thing outdoors
  • Died a lonely, divorced, alcoholic drunk, worrying about his children
I always treated him with respect and responded with Sir in conversations. He was a source of my love of music, trust in God, hard work ethic and frustration. I gradually overcame his negative influences. He gave me wonderful advice, at the correct time, that helped my marriage and eventual return to church and God.


His advice about marriage, how to live, God and parenting always worked for me, even though, he would not attend church, could not stay married and drove his children away. His Headstone is an interesting symbol of his sad troubled life.

37 years ago, my dad died in an elevator between floors in a hospital getting treatment for alcohol related issues. 37 years after he left this life, I still think of him and finally am remembering his positives.

Oct 21, 1976
Well, Dad, the positives stuck and produced great results. Thank you.
PS: I decided to update your marker with a much nicer one similar to your father and mother's. It will be from your children to you.

Monday, October 14, 2013

The "Gods" Don't Do It For Us Anymore - We ARE HUMAN!!!

An attribute of human progress became glaringly obvious to me recently. Now think about this.

I mean - S T O P and T H I N K.
Ancient Aliens, Modern Marvels, History Channel, Military Channel. People wrote and said the Gods told them to Write This, Build This, Stay Here, Go There, and the people did. Each civilization recorded contact with Extraterrestrials/Gods/Advanced People from the Stars - Specific Stars.
Structures, Math, Architecture, Agriculture, Science, Government.
Our current (I'll skip the adjectives) Scientific and Government community denies what thousands of people have seen and recorded. They boldly claim to know everything about everything until they agree they really did not know. Their program is to educate everyone else that nothing and no one visited our Earth - E V E R. They also want us to believe absurd stories of how Easter Island, Egyptian Pyramids, Mayan Temples, etc. were built.
If I am understanding History, regarding Earth's environment, everyone took care of Earth until the Industrial Age. WE ARE SYSTEMATICALLY:
  • Killing animals to distinction (so we can wear them),
  • Killing our water, air, ground,
  • Over populating AND populating every piece of ground available,
  • Trashing Earth Orbits, the Moon, Mars, etc.
  • Consuming every natural resource without replenishment.
What now, seems obvious, TO ME, is an Industrial Genus emerged approximately,3000 years ago that decided they no longer needed or wanted any God or Gods.

1 Samuel 10:17-19 (circa 1079 BC – 1007 BC)
King James Version (KJV)
17 And Samuel called the people together unto the Lord to Mizpeh; 18 And said unto the children of Israel, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I brought up Israel out of Egypt, and delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of all kingdoms, and of them that oppressed you: 19 And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the Lord by your tribes, and by your thousands.

Matthew 27:16-25
King James Version (KJV)
16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? 18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.  19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. 23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. 24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

Excerpts from The Industrial Revolution
SEE ALSO, Europe Transformed
Author:   Lewis Hackett  Date: 1992
Industrialization: The First Phase
  • Most products people in the industrialized nations use today are turned out swiftly by the process of mass production, by people (and sometimes, robots) working on assembly lines using power-driven machines. People of ancient and medieval times had no such products. They had to spend long, tedious hours of hand labor even on simple objects. The energy, or power, they employed in work came almost wholly from their own and animals' muscles. The Industrial Revolution is the name given the movement in which machines changed people's way of life as well as their methods of manufacture.
The following excerpt has an interesting and tragic contradiction:
  • It is almost impossible to imagine what the world would be like if the effects of the Industrial Revolution were swept away. Electric lights would go out. Automobiles and airplanes would vanish. Telephones, radios, and television would disappear Most of the abundant stocks on the shelves of department stores would be gone. The children of the poor would have little or no schooling and would work from dawn to dark on the farm or in the home. Before machines were invented, work by children as well as by adults was needed in order to provide enough food, clothing, and shelter for all.

The children of the poor in developing nations,
  • still have little or no education,
  • work abusive hours in abusive conditions to provide inexpensive goods for profit hungry Western nations,
  • work by children and adults are still needed to survive.
Excerpts from Industrial Revolution
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to some time between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods to machines, new chemical manufacturing and iron production processes, improved efficiency of water power, the increasing use of steam power and the development of machine tools. It also included the change from wood and other bio-fuels to coal. It began in England and within a few decades had spread to Western Europe and the United States.
  • The Industrial Revolution marks a major turning point in history; almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way. In particular, average income and population began to exhibit unprecedented sustained growth...
  • …Economic historians are in agreement that the onset of the Industrial Revolution is the most important event in the history of humanity since the domestication of animals and plants.
About 300 years ago The End of Earth began.
We have Front Row Seats!!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Well...My Thoughts Are About Me. Today.

Several decades ago, I became dependent on Alcohol as an emotional pain reliever. It helped my shyness by lessening inhibitions, eased emotional pain from abusive memories and diminished personal fears of failure. Since this dependency did not include healing, the need grew worse.

Of course, I embraced friends with the same needs and we validated each other. Often, during times of recall and reflection, I/we would wonder out loud about our conditions; Alcohol, drugs, obsessive or eccentric behavior, pathological work ethics, unreasonable demands for perfection.

We had responsible positions, security clearances, some had family, various levels of education and financial security. Each week included some degree of mental or physical incapacity, due to our addictions, while we worked, drove vehicles or flew aircraft.

Late in my twenties, I gave myself to God with the incumbent life changes. B.U.T. the pain remained. WAIT! I thought All things were new?? Approximately, thirty more years before emotional healing would be complete, eradicating the pain but leaving the memories. I replaced alcohol with prayer, incessant Bible study, fasting, volunteering for every good event or activity.

Occasionally, walking my life's path, a thought or answer would shift my paradigm. Diverse events stretched, pressed and wrung me physically, spiritually and emotionally and though the need for my previous pain reliever did not return, the fear of it remained. Retirement brought an unexpected benefit in the form of TIME. FINALLY...Time to Stop and Think, Meditate, Contemplate. A poor decision left me financially restricted aiding the TIME element. History records various people making time to rest, be alone, to meditate in a desert, by a lake, in a forest.

Advice given to others resurfaced and gradually put to rest most of those troubling memories. With the demise of those memories went the ache and FEAR of returning to destructive habits. I:
  • Enjoy a glass of wine.
  • Forgot about the half bottle of Jack Daniels my wife used for cooking and stored in the pantry, two years ago.
  • Accepted and enjoyed a Fantasy Drink of Rum, boarding our cruise ship, without thinking about it again the remaining week.
Repentance, Remission of sins, Internal baptism of the Spirit of God is not a cure all, it is a rebirth. Children are often born with illnesses or deformities caused by improper activities of the parents. The birth of the child did not remove the issues, and neither does our Rebirth. The life change does begin our "regrowth" into new adult hood.

Connye and I began our New Lives as Husband and Wife, with previous histories, with the subsequent development incurred with any dramatic lifestyle alteration.
  • Respect each other's rights and feelings -
  • Permit mistakes, errors, misjudgments -
  • Patient development -
  • Love for each other confirmed frequently -
  • Express Faith in each other -
Recently, I recalled our wedding vows and considered we had the option to reword the standard commitment verbiage. After all, we were not children starting our first run and we could have personalized our specific gifts to each other. I should have replaced the obeying and submitting stuff with the bulleted points above.

I am 67 and finally FEEL like a reasonably healthy, mature-with-purpose, adult prepared to live and enjoy the rest of our lives. We have great siblings, wonderful children with precious grandchildren and a loving God caring for us.

What more could we want?? Nothing!