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Friday, June 24, 2016

Garage Zen

I love my garage.  It is like a little slice of heaven on the face of the earth.  Right now its a 2 1/2 car garage that looks a little bit in disarray however I have slowly began organizing it as my Crohn's disease allows.  It has a small sectioned off room that I plan to convert into a plant potting area and glass hobby area.  I may eventually work on Bonsai and succulents when I get older.  First I have to clear out all the useless junk and throw it away.  The junk removal phase may take the rest of my life at the rate I am going.

The previous owners left a lot of loose cabinets that I plan to use for my hobbies if I can get them in order.  They must have remodeled the house and just piled up the cabinets in a corner. The person who sold us the house didn't have time to clear the garage.  She couldn't even make the house closing because her brother was murdered in Florida and she had to take care of things there.

The garage has a good view of the garden area and the spare room inside is quite comfortable.  It is good for reading, hobbies and I even hooked up an old TV which plays quite well on antennae.  Now all I need is the time to spend there which is in very short supply.  Fortunately I can lock all the doors from the inside of the garage, turn off the cell and ignore people hammering on the doors.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Prayers for the family's of the nightclub terror attack....

This was a terrible massacre and my prayers go out to the victims and their families.

ISIS has claimed that the killer was acting under their direction in some manner.  I don't know what kind of help he had or if he was an insane lone wolf.  I think our country's policy should be that if you attack or threaten one American that you attack or threaten all of us.  Our response should be swift justice to any person or group that supports this type of evil action.  We invite more massacres from evil people and groups if we do not act to punish those that perpetrate and support evil.

Containment of ISIS does not seem to be working.  At the very least, lone wolf attacks that are inspired by ISIS can strike the mainland of the United States.  In the land controlled by ISIS anyone that does not obey their evil perverted religion  is brutally murdered.  The time to take direct strong direct military action is overdue.

Large gatherings of people need to have trained armed security.  I recommend any large public gathering over 100 people have at least a trained sniper and a K-9 unit.  Larger gatherings need additional security.  Schools need an armed guard and a K-9 unit.  This is reality in 2016.

We already have sufficient gun control laws for common sense purposes and these laws should be enforced fairly.  Criminals and terrorists do not obey laws.  Law abiding rational citizens should not be penalized because of the actions of insane people.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Who would Jesus vote for in 2016 American politics ?

English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth Presid...
English: Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States. Latviešu: Abrahams Linkolns, sešpadsmitais ASV prezidents. Српски / Srpski: Абрахам Линколн, шеснаести председник Сједињених Америчких Држава. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Donald or Hillary? Jesus said "My kingdom is not of this world.." .   Both of these candidates appear to be of this world and it is ridiculous for Christians to attempt to paint either one as someone who knows Jesus. I believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and that he should be consulted even in civil politics.  I do not think that there should be a religious litmus test for political office but Donald and Hillary are bad enough that the devil probably wouldn't endorse either one because he would fear ruining his reputation.

I see no purpose in endorsing or voting for either Presidential candidate.  Vote for congressional and local offices that will provide a check on the actions of our next President.  I encourage anyone that knows Jesus as their Lord and Savior to run for public office just so we can have someone capable of dealing with the problems we have in this country.  Pray for those in public office that God would give them wisdom no matter what their religion.


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Say no to cable TV !

I refuse to pay money for TV. I just don't  have enough to pay for a bunch of mind rotting garbage that I never watch anyways. Antenna TV works just fine if you set it up right even though I am 50 miles from the station. Use an amplified antenna with 30 feet of positioning coax for best results. You pay $25 once for an antenna without any monthly fees and you get all local stations.
The Internet can be used with a smart TV to supplement viewing choices. Stop paying for cable TV. Cut the cord and sell the DISH.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Are there modern day miracles?

Yes there are miracles.  I have never seen a physical violation of the laws of nature in response to prayer.  I have observed coincidences in events and nature that are so improbable that they could only reasonably be explained by divine intervention or control of nature.  Only a fool could come to any other conclusion because I seriously doubt my experience is unique.  I do not rule out the possibility that the laws of nature could be violated by God but I just have never seen it yet.

No one can ever really prove anything beyond all shadow of doubt so even a miracle will not convince a person to trust in God.  After all, your own senses could be delusional and the event may never have happened.  Ultimately a person will put their trust in something based on their experience over time so unless they are actively opposed to obvious practical explanations of reality, they will realize there is a divine influence on this earth in their life.