Psycho Social. 

Psycho Social. 

No, I’m not talking about the song from Slipknot, although, I do like their ballad Snuff. I am talking about the American society and how a large number of popular films these days are the thriller/horror film genre. 

I was scoping out our local Redbox in Walmart tonight and I realized, yet again, there is a high number of horror/thriller genre movies for rent in there. Last week I watched Pay The Ghost with Nicholas Cage, interesting film that gets into the mystery genre. I would highly recommend it if slasher films are not your thing.  

(Image provided by Google Images). 

I have found it interesting that these type of films have been increasing in production over the past five or so years. Has our society become so interesting being scared that these movies are on the rise? Is there another reason? Could it be a ‘Heart’ issue? Are we turning away from God? These are questions I have when I see things that are truly not from Him on the rise. I would be interested in anyone else’s thoughts on this as well. Let’s talk about it. 

Happy Friendship Day!!

Happy Friendship Day!!

I was unaware until Facebook told me this morning that today is Friendship Day!! I see that as a day that should be celebrated every day! 

We need to realize that relationships is why we are here. A relationship with Our Creator, God, followed by relationships with everyone else. No one is disconnected, but we as human beings try to disconnect people. ‘You are different and I don’t like it!’ We say. Why do we do that? 

We are all one version of human being. We are all trying to do the best we can with the gifts we have and we throw away one of the greatest gifts we have ever been given every single day; friendship!! Why??! 

Make new friends and connect with as many of the old and current friends as possible today. It’s Friendship Day! Extend an olive branch of peace and be friends, even if only for a day. 

Inspiration IS All Around Us!!!

Inspiration IS All Around Us!!!

I have recently become a huge fan of Bob Proctor. He was involved in the film The Secret and he has a Facebook page that talks about all sorts of ways to reach our full potential even though we truly have no idea what that even is yet!! 

I just finished watching one of these videos and I had to chuckle because there is a lady in this promotional video for a movie coming out and she is talking about potential and she brings up the old saying, the sky’s the limit!! Folks, if your dreams, your goals, your aspirations are only reaching sky level, YOU ARE NOT GOING FAR ENOUGH!!!!! 

As soon as you leave Earth’s atmosphere, the sky disappears. You are now entering the inner part of outer space. Like the character in  Armegeddon says, ‘This is only the beginning of space! We haven’t even reached OUTER SPACE yet!!’ 

So my challenge for you today is, don’t reach for the sky, don’t reach for the stars, reach for somewhere or something that hasn’t even been discovered yet!! The only way to find something new is to move as far away from what you already know as possible. 

I have no idea why this post hit my heart, but I pray right now, in Jesus’ Name that whomever needs to read this finds their way to this post. Please, if you feel someone needs to reach beyond where they think they can and you feel this message will inspire that, please share this post. I love you all! We are all meant to go further than we have. Reach for places not even discovered yet and you will find a creator willing to guide you.

More Inspiration!!!

More Inspiration!!!

I need to write more today, but what??! Where can I get inspiration? A friend who’s writing I quite enjoy, spiritual dragonfly, is doing this writing program a lot like The Daily Post, it’s called The Sandbox Writing Challenge. Seriously, go check out Spiritualdragonfly and then go check out The Sandbox Writing Challenge. 

I looked through the first assignment post and it is an assignment to help you get to know yourself better, what are your seven favorite colors, questions like that. I will be going back to find even more inspiration so my inspiration can flow through to each of you. 

As I was reading through it I began to think of one of my favorite literary films of all time, Dead Poets Society. My favorite scene has to do with the inspiration of a photo of Walt Whitman. Todd Anderson seems lost throughout the film and unsure of what path he should take. Apparently at the end he takes advice from Robert Frost and takes the path least travelled by. 

Anyway, I got to thinking about that film and that scene and I realized there is a great many people aching with desires to come out of each and every one of us! Sure, I am a blogger, but I am a blogger who has a no quit, full force ahead, and take Jesus with you attitude! 

You may be a blogger who takes photographs, or writes poetry, or a blogger with a business mind. Be whomever you are and don’t be afraid to reach down and search for it! Follow the example of this scene from A Dead Poets Society-

And never forget the words of Walt Whitman- 

I sound my barbaric YAWP over the rooftops of the world.

Walt Whitman

From My Corner To Yours.

From My Corner To Yours.

Your life without a computer: what does it look like?

We live in a media-saturated world. These days you’d be hard pressed to find anyone under the age of 20 who isn’t strapped into a cell phone, or iPod, iPad or MP3 player. Verbal communication has given way to text-only. Hardly anyone ever speaks on the phone any longer because now it is a computer. I am guilty as charged, your honor. It wasn’t always this way. The definition of progress has meant a chasm of growth in separation. 

I am part of the odd generation. We remember a time when all we had was Oregon Trail on our Apple IIe during computer class in the early-80’s. We were in school, and most of us even graduated high school, or God-forbid college, without the internet!! Say it ain’t so!!! It’s true young ones. The Internet didn’t really rage on to the scene until the mid-90’s!! 

My life without a computer, in its simplest terms, looks a lot like my childhood and how I wish I could live my life now. If you ask my wife she will say I am flat out lying, but even husbands have these secret places of desires of living out in the wilderness they never tell their wives about. It is engrained in our nature. Well, it was. Now we have a generation of entitled people who want everything handed to them. 

Life without computers for them? Ha!! They wouldn’t have a clue how to research a library, possibly keep a checkbook and again, God-forbid, one day will not know how to go to a store and pick out an item they see on the shelf. They won’t know how to write. They won’t know how to communicate without a keyboard or a screen. Progress???!!! Ha! Not to me!! 

Lately I have been on a serious kick, I mean almost an obsession, with survivalist shows. Man vs. Wild, Dual Survival, Survival School, life in Alaska I have watched all these shows over the past few months! It’s almost like God is preparing me to live that way, even as a disabled male. A fellow blogger friend said don’t count us disabled people out just because we are disabled. We can even do the hard stuff. 

I feel a pull within my soul to go hardcore!! And that may even mean writing journals by hand. That’s how they used to do it. Lewis And Clark, (you young kids reading this can Google them in a minute), they WALKED shore to shore of the oceans here in America over 200 years ago!! And other countries? They have histories even richer and broader than that! I am talking thousands of years!!! And in today’s world, we sit on our phones (if we can still call them that) and we have the entire internet in the palm of our hand. 

You want to know the greatest thing in the universe? He holds this entire universe in the palm of His hand!! He is God. He sent His Only Son, Jesus Christ, to Earth for all of us! He sent the ideas for technology to human beings to create. Imagine a world where one of them said, ‘Nope! I will not create this technology! We will not advance!’ We would all still be writing by hand waiting weeks to receive a letter from family. We would all be so distant from one another. Technology has brought us closer than ever before and we have allowed it to tear us apart. 

I have so many things that I wish to share with the world. I want to document when I first make a fire without the use of a match or lighter. I want to live off the land and share it with the world. I want to experience a life where my computer/phone is not accessed. But I also want the technology available to come back and write to all of you from the viewpoint of a disabled male born with Spina Bifida and say, ‘I did it, so there is no reason you can’t!’ Get out and live life, but share it! Life without computers? Sure. I could do it. But I also like being able to reach the world from my own little corner of it. 

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

I always seem to run across people in need of prayer. We all need prayer. We need humanity to step up and raise us all up to Our Heavenly Father. 

So often on Facebook I see people say, ‘I am praying for you.’ Or, ‘My/Our prayers are with you.’. I admit, before I really, truly, deeply came to know Jesus I SAID THE SAME THING!!! And then I never actually hit my knees in intercessory prayer! I was a hypocrite! 

We can say the words, I am praying for you, to as many people as we like, but until we actually hit our prayer chamber in communication with God it does absolutely no good!! 

I prayed for a friend of mine on Facebook this morning who has been going through months and months of health problems and no answers have been found. There has to have been someone somewhere who has experienced these same pains somewhere! But they can’t find the answers. So, this morning I put my money where my mouth is and wrote a prayer on her page. I asked God to lead the doctors in her care. I asked God to give her comfort and love as they go through this process. And I asked God to give us peace for His Time, not ours. 

Action! Prayer. Written out. Committed to God. He already knows what all we need. But we are human. We don’t like discomfort. We don’t like not getting what we think we need. But we need to be at peace at all times. And the only way to do that is to be in His Presence. 

I have started a daily devotional time this year and I gotta admit, at first I was really shakey about it. It didn’t seem to help. I got demoted at work. I got frustrated at home. But then, literally after three days of committing to the journey, God opened my heart. The drop in pay at work means I can be around people who need to see The Light of Jesus in their life more. The time with devotions every day automatically sets my focus on God and His Son to know I am not rolling this world alone. I have supernatural support! 

I have actually committed to doing the praying and on Facebook I will actually type out the prayer so people can see actions are being taken. I will not just offer lip service to the power of prayer any longer. Thy will be done in my life as it is in Heaven. Amen. 


The Huddle

The Huddle

NEW YEAR, NEW PLAN.Last night I dreamed I was in my old junior high school gym. The building has since been torn down and only a grass field remains. Which is interesting because with tearing things down sometimes new growth remains. 
Anyway, in this dream I was being cheered on by everyone I know and many faces I don’t know. Maybe your face was among those I haven’t yet seen and we are to meet one day, who knows? The crowd is cheering and I am in a huddle of six other people. Here’s where it gets interesting. We never leave the huddle. 
Too many people are interested in playing the game of life. ‘GET ON THE COURTS!!!’ They shout. I was one of these! I have always been a huge facilitator of you need to act. What if we only act when the coach asks us to? What if until He says move we stay in the huddle with our team and all listen to Him? 
Sure, the game must go on and it has many players within it. But what if we became more concerned with the huddle with our coach and our closest teammates?
I want to start the new year 2016 in a huddle. In order to know the game plan we need to be close and listen to the coach. Only then will we be prepared to get on the court and play. Most of us, me included, need to spend more time in a huddle with our closest people and listening to The Coach. Who’s on your team in 2016? Are you all willing to huddle together in the coming year and only listen to The Coach?