Today is a day for the only question worth asking.
PUSH THE PENDULUM
29 JAN 2017
What makes the people think random thoughts?
And then there were the changing times. My mind wonders to the book about two cities as the story begins ..."it was the best of times, it was the worst of times." And my moms favorite thing to say as we (boys) thought the world was going to end because the TV was acting up again. It rolled when the signal was lost. Funny huh?
What makes us think? Is it a chemistry thing? Is it (just) our nature? Is it a force in the universe that floats through the ether like smoke from a fire? Here is a thought...why pray?
There are lots of reasons on that list, but, this one...THEE only one that keeps me current is (the reason I pray is to talk to the living G_d in a way that is totally not really fair. That reason is I talk...HE listens.
What kind of conversation is that? For what purpose will this time serve to satisfy? Lots of questions...no real good answers, for this analytical person.
I started this website because I could. I continued this website because I couldn't help it. I think that is the reason I pray to the only living G_d of the universe. I can't help myself.
For this reason I am eternally grateful HE has promised to listen to everything (stupid) thing I say during a prayer.
Now for the story. I attend a breakfast and Bible small group every Friday. It turns out to be a 52 mile round trip in my truck that starts a 0545 and ends around 8am(ish). I plan my week for this event in the winter months. Summer not so much.
It was my turn to pray and out of my mouth this last Friday came something that my conscience mind did not form. Get ready for this because there is a BIG untold story behind all of it that I will not share except to tell (the reader) it's about integrity. I prayed "Father thank you for keeping my life pure."
And that my friends is how the God of the universe speaks back and shows that HE is alive and listening to our pray. My request for all of us is that we have that experience regularly and with rising intensity. Now that the times have become the best of times and the worst of times, prayer seems like a good place to return to or start (for some of us).
THERE my friends is the pendulum of thinking random thoughts. THERE my readers (the few of us there may be)...is a thought of random origin AND why reading the Bible is always better when we turn the page for more context.
PROJECT start date is November 13, 2016
Now the date is March 19, 2017
Today is a day in the March madness (thing) that I want to suggest a LARGE thinking about how we decide what is truth OR somewhat true Or kinda true OR just out-right foolishness. The MSM peeps show this concept of thinking with a "truth meter." But ...really... does it take a meter to measure truth?
Let's start with a statement. Any statement will do for this example. I like confrontation. So I want to pick something VERY confrontational today....Wait for it...>>>
"The US government has our best interests at heart when deciding to add to the words of the constitution" Nah? I reserve the politic thing to fools and assassins.
"My neighbor has my concerns at heart when his dog barks for two hours during the night (time) sleep." Nah? I need to confront him first before I make any conversation public.
"My wife loves me bigger than the moon and back." Nah? I regard love between married couples as sacred so this forum is definitely out.
"My thinking process is marred with worldly thinking." YEP! There it is. Here is the beginning of a great truth (by definition). The first (thinking) concept I need to dispense of is a "definition." Who does this stuff of defining? Aah ... the expert. The respected one that puts out the word and everyone agrees with the words (overtime...sometimes a long time.) Here is a good example of the experts talking. "The earth is flat." Without getting into too much detail, type a search for (flat earth) and discover there is a society club to join in the fight to prove (still in 2017) "the earth is flat." OMG really?
Now, shall I help our defining of the definition. When we converse, the first part of our thinking should ALWAYS be who defines what we are talking about. Is it a third party expert? Could it be an agreement of the crowd? Is it personal between the two conversates?
Now...look up and think...where did that last word come from?
THINK. THINK. THINK.
Think before I act out some foolish thought and before I go fishing today. That may be the first step in healing a devision that is being played out right now in the good ole' USA.
AND NOW...once again
Luke 5 fishing
NEW SECTIONadded March 5, 2017
This section was added during some cooking time last night. The recipe was an apple cider vinegar chicken, roasted then baked. It turned out great. I modified the recipe with cumin and cooked the bird for one hour. Anyway, while eating, I starred at the book I am currently reading (in paper). I love the smell of a paper book and, of all old-timer things, the pages are physically turned. It is quite an experience for those of us that are too young to think outside the paper box. The NEW section?
I CALL IT THE THREE (B)ees. Not having anything to do with business and certainly not as critical.
The expansion of the bees will remind me of the need to expand the bee (insects that pollinate our food) population. It encourages me to get off my behind and move (that would be exercising). It refers back to the permanent section of teaching food and the need to rise from a restful sleep and drink water. Water is THEE best beverage. Now for the introduction.
The BOOK is "The Great American Bank Robbery," written by Paul Sperry. He claims it is "unauthorized." I guess that means the government did not (alsoMSM) can't see through themselves to read read and comment on the book. Currently on page 51, chapter four; The Heist.
The BEVERAGE was one of my favorite IPAs. I cannot really say the name (thinking out loud here) because of lawyers and advertising. I can say the beer is "bitee." Just like I like it. It went great with the chicken.
The BIBLE is a link to the NorthPOINTchurch. I go to TV church. Cannot stomach the "call to entertain...I mean worship." No disrespect intended here but praying for a good ole' tent meeting in america these days. My fellowship group has been meeting for 20 years, so I am doing step four in the (repent thing...satire intended with a praying heart)..."get connected to a small group." Go to the church link and watch (find and click the message series) "White Noise." You will be glad you took the time.
And there it is; the NEW SECTION. Books...Beverages...Bibles. A note here now becomes necessary.
NON-moveables 2017 THE BIG FIVE
1. The basic facts for the Christ follower are published and continue to be proven with good science. The list starts with (sin,love,joy,peace,the fruits of the Holy Spirit.)
2. All will die and choose. Or choose and die. You get to pick which one.
3. There is ONE God and one earth that God created for man to multiply and bear fruit. NO alliens, UFO's, or any other ET's. No parallel universe. No dimension that exists but the HERE and NOW.
4. Time goes forward. ONLY forward; and for any relative observation. All other thinking serves to confuse the man living in the created, natural world.
5. I am ONLY and FINALLY accountable to this one living true God.
The crash of the
USS Challenger JAN 28, 2017
Diet and exercise. We train for this. We expect to succeed. The science is getting somewhat advanced in the nature of digestion disaster.
THE FOOD TOWER FIVE
ONE... Drink clear, clean, fresh water when rising from any sleep period BEFORE consuming ANYTHING else. More than four ounces should do the work. Then drink as much as possible during the awake time.
TWO... Build the diet foundation floor with fruits and vegetables that are fresh. Good luck with the fresh (thing). Most "store bought" items come from a large distance away. So fresh can mean more than five days getting to market and stamped with a date that sells the most.
THREE... Avoid, resist, and control the urge to follow the advice of the published food pyramid foolishness.
FOUR... Digesting no more than 8 ounces of meat (or fish) everyday keeps the stomach in perfect chemical balance and provides all the complex protein that is required.
FIVE... Stay away from a processed (anything) that is advertised to be good, health, organic, and/or convenient.
The pemmican is made and stored away. The deer hunt is over and the freezer is full. The first snow fell in a glory of a few wonderfully white inches. Yippee!