Some Introspective

For the afternoon crowd. 🙂

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Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend. Coffee is brewing and I believe I am rested up. Last night I had my doubts because I was so tired that I had a really hard time falling asleep. Finally though I did and arose with coffee on the mind, showered, dressed and here I am. With my surgery coming up in about a week, I have some thinking to do and thought I would share it with you all. So for today, some introspective on yours truly….

Do you ever ask yourselves, “Is it really just me”? As those of you that truly know me, I can be like an acquired taste. Not for everyone but those that love me, REALLY love me. Everyone else just kind of crinkles their nose and walks by. Part of the reason for that is three fold…

  1. After years of holding back, I typically say…

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Some Introspective

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Hello everyone and welcome to the weekend. Coffee is brewing and I believe I am rested up. Last night I had my doubts because I was so tired that I had a really hard time falling asleep. Finally though I did and arose with coffee on the mind, showered, dressed and here I am. With my surgery coming up in about a week, I have some thinking to do and thought I would share it with you all. So for today, some introspective on yours truly….

Do you ever ask yourselves, “Is it really just me”? As those of you that truly know me, I can be like an acquired taste. Not for everyone but those that love me, REALLY love me. Everyone else just kind of crinkles their nose and walks by. Part of the reason for that is three fold…

  1. After years of holding back, I typically say what is on my mind.
  2. The message I feel I have goes against the modern Church.
  3.  I expect the best out of people, including their motives.

Typically these are the three reasons people seem to gravitate away from me; with my time getting short before my surgery though, my thoughts have turned to maybe I shouldn’t be this way. Maybe I should suppress my thoughts no matter the consequences; maybe I should just fall in line with the modern Church, go my Sunday’s and Wednesdays and shut up; and finally expect the worst from people and not help hold them and myself to a higher standard…

Now I say all of this with an honest motive, I don’t know if anyone can relate but it just gets tiring being the one almost everyone wants to avoid. My bride is the one exception, she is ALWAYS there for me, no matter what. She may offer a countermeasure or two to what I am feeling or saying but nevertheless she is always there and I am grateful for her beyond measure. However, I can’t even get people in my family and friend circle to read this blog; again I am grateful for those that do, but it gets frustrating you know? So it makes me wonder, is it all worth it? Is being this person that God has created more of a hindrance than help? I always thought in this world of evil, those three qualities above would go a long way in helping, now not so much…

In this world of 24 hours news and 24 hour social engagement, I hardly ever hear from my family and friends. Its almost like they feel like I’m a plague they want to avoid. It may not be true but when you see posts on Facebook but can’t get people to return a simple text, make you think hmmmm, maybe its me. Maybe it is and it shouldn’t matter? I mean again Jesus had twelve disciples, one of which betrayed Him, one always doubted Him, and one that completely denied Him at the most crucial points; so should I expect more than Jesus had? Probably not, but I’m definitely not Jesus either….Seems like those that fall in line with the world just have more fun and are more liked/loved. Does that even matter? I’m confused this morning, what say all of you? Can you relate?

Hope to hear from some of you soon…

Peace, Love, and Truth,

David

Where Is The Love?

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” Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins” 1 Peter 4:8

Good morning/afternoon everyone. Quick and to the point today, where is the love? Over the last few days and weeks I have seen alot of people spewing alot of hate from all sides of the table. You know which table I am talking about; the kneeling or standing during the Anthem table. A table which I have purposefully distanced myself from because every time something like this happens, instead of coming together in love we get what we have today. Division, hate, disrespect, and in most cases a general lack of understanding of each others’ point of view. Let me clear about this….we are to love each other no matter what! Did God not do the same for you?

For instance, I hear alot about how disrespectful people are because they are…

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Where Is The Love?

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” Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins” 1 Peter 4:8

Good morning/afternoon everyone. Quick and to the point today, where is the love? Over the last few days and weeks I have seen alot of people spewing alot of hate from all sides of the table. You know which table I am talking about; the kneeling or standing during the Anthem table. A table which I have purposefully distanced myself from because every time something like this happens, instead of coming together in love we get what we have today. Division, hate, disrespect, and in most cases a general lack of understanding of each others’ point of view. Let me clear about this….we are to love each other no matter what! Did God not do the same for you?

For instance, I hear alot about how disrespectful people are because they are kneeling for the Anthem. Ok you may be right but do you truly understand why are military sacrifices they way they do? I’m sure when my nephews signed up to serve our country the way they have their thought wasn’t “Oooh, lets go sign up so people can respect us by standing at the flag!” No they signed up because they understand that this is pretty much the last country that gives you freedom and they help defend that freedom every day! Freedom to do things that you or I may not agree with but freedom nonetheless. So really who is the group of people being disrespectful? Makes one think a little huh?

In the end regardless of how we feel on any subject, our responses should be covered in love, not hate and division. If you hate what the President is doing, what love actions have YOU taken to counter it? Burning your merchandise and throwing a profanity laced tirade on Facebook is not countering hate with love; any  two year old can throw a fit, it takes the ultimate respect however to show others that disagree with you love and compassion. Maybe, just maybe that love action would lead to more understanding of the other side? Maybe that love action would help cover your own sins….hmmmmm

Think about it friends, give it some heartfelt thoughts before you take any more action. Love to all everyone and please, help this old guy out and share my blog with others.

Peace!

David

Blog Follow!

Good afternoon friends! Hopefully this mornings post made everyone think just a little bit deeper about what is going on in this world. What I would like to do this afternoon is help each other promote our writing to those that may not know about it. So if you are reading this and do not currently follow my blog, follow then I will follow you back. In the Twitter world this doesn’t accomplish a lot but in our world in gives each other more exposure. So with that said, follow away and leave your blog address in the comments below! 

Peace!

Left Hand, Right Hand

Important, please read!!

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Hello everyone and welcome to HUMPDAY!! This may or may not mean much to you depending on your work day but for me it means the week is half over and the weekend is near! Made it through the night and now working from home today so I can go to my next PreOp appointment for my hip replacement. Continued prayers please as the day gets ever closer..

So one of things I did last night was watch a movie called The Circle. The Circle stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson which is pretty much a movie that depicts shall we say Facebook on steroids. The idea behind it was that there was one central location where all information was stored in the world. All information including emails, texts, social media inputs, you get the drift. And of course the best place to house all this information was at The…

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Left Hand, Right Hand


Hello everyone and welcome to HUMPDAY!! This may or may not mean much to you depending on your work day but for me it means the week is half over and the weekend is near! Made it through the night and now working from home today so I can go to my next PreOp appointment for my hip replacement. Continued prayers please as the day gets ever closer..

So one of things I did last night was watch a movie called The Circle. The Circle stars Tom Hanks and Emma Watson which is pretty much a movie that depicts shall we say Facebook on steroids. The idea behind it was that there was one central location where all information was stored in the world. All information including emails, texts, social media inputs, you get the drift. And of course the best place to house all this information was at The Circle. I will tell you this wasn’t the best movie I have ever seen as far as acting and plot. You pretty much get the whole idea of where the movie is going in the first five minutes and the casting seemed a little over the top for a movie like this; Tom Hanks and Emma Watson just seemed to “celebrityish” for the roles that they played. With that said, by the end of the movie, I wanted to toss every piece of technology I had in the shredder and go live like the old school Amish do. It literally puts chills up my spine and as much as I have seen in life, that is hard to do…

While the movie was an exaggerated view of the power of social media, I don’t think we are that far off from the Uptopian style visions it laid out. I mean, just look at us today. Look how much privacy we have given up in the name of convience; ever wonder where all that information you just searched for in Google is stored? Ever wonder how when you walk into a grocery store your phone gives you that alert, “Welcome to Walmart, would you like to check in and look at the weekly ad?” Most of us think nothing of it, that it is just a convenient way of living and don’t give it a second thought. You should, you really should though….

See my friends, we have come to a crossroads. Our society and business is so wound up with technology that to destroy it now would be to destroy our complete way of life; that is not happening. I have seen people that seriously lose their minds when they can’t find their cell phone, I can’t even imagine the chaos if the technology no longer existed. But make no mistake, there is an agenda. The agenda is to keep you looking at the “left hand” while the “right hand” is doing all the orchestrating. Did you know that your cell phone camera can be used to track you and record your every movement? Did you know that even when that cell phone is off it generates a location tracker that could detect exactly where that phone is at any time? Did you know that every time you search for something in Google it is stored on their servers to determine your habits? All in the name of convience; how much more are you willing to give up? Do we even care that we are puppets?

Friends, I’m not asking you to give up technology. Like money its not evil its the love for it and the way it is used. The Prince and the Power of the Air have orchestrated things so that you are now totally dependent on these devices and the convience they bring. Is there any limit to which you would not go to have it? Heck without it I couldn’t be writing this very article, but are there levels that we must declare are unacceptable? What say you? Remember, I offer only the Truth, what you do with it is up to you my friends. Remember, you still have control; use it while you can…..

Peace, Love, and Truth,

David

Bachelor Night 

Good afternoon all! So my bride had to run across the state for a night and I will be all alone to my thoughts. Question then for the evening; how many of you have a sense that things are not as they seem? Like a constant tugging at your very core? Let me know in the comments!