Decisions and circumstances

The question is why so many people allow their circumstance to dictate their lives, when throughout history it has been proven time and time again that character is what dictates our direction in life. Having chosen a path of a self-directed education through LIFE the Mental Fitness Challenge is a great place to start.  You might say well I am going to take college classes with a singular or dual (Major/Minor) field focus.  Through that route you can easily amass a debt load to the tune of more than $200,000 if you pay for the degree out-of-pocket.  The route Orrin Woodward and Chris Brady have put together, an education system that costs drastically less than the conventional courses with a way better return on investment.  The LIFE education system is nothing short of amazing it allows the “mass-man” privy to information and training usually reserved for the upper strata of society.

To live is to feel ourselves fatally obliged to exercise our liberty, to decide what we are going to be in this world.  not for a single moment is our activity of decision allowed to rest.  Even when in desperation we abandon ourselves to whatever may happen, we have decided not to decide.¹

Is it then, false to say that in life “circumstances decide.”  On the contrary, circumstances are the dilemma, constantly renewed, in presence of which we have to make our decision; what actually decides is our character.¹

The “mass-man” is he whose life lacks any purpose, and simply goes drifting along.  Consequently, though his possibilities and his powers be enormous, he constructs nothing.  And it is this type of man who decides in our time.²

I have resolved to not be the mass-man but to chase my god given purpose.  Resolve to grow and live and learn.  Do not fall into the pitfalls of mediocrity and insignificance.  Do not fear your fellow man.  In my bible study this morning I was reading in the book of Isaiah ch. 50-52 the following verse was from Isaiah 51:7.

Listen to Me, you who know righteousness,You people in whose hearts is My law:  Do not fear the reproach of men, Nor be afraid of their insults.

May the Lord increase his blessing upon all who read this.

  1.  The Revolt Of The Masse pg 48
  2.  The Revolt Of The Masses pg 49
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Mental Fitness Challenge

Yesterday I began a thirteen week mental fitness challenge.  As I sit and reflect on the past four years I realize I have just begun my journey in LIFE.  The past is just, that no matter how hard we try we can never get that time back.  I Resolve to make every minute of my life that I have been blessed with count.  To grow myself daily to pursue excellence in all areas in my life.  To help those who need a hand up they will find my outstretched hand to help them get up to fight another day.   To serve my community with undying fidelity and commitment to help eventually change the downward spiral that our society is facing today.  To stand up against adversity to keep our freedom.  We have lost our foundations in this country, if the foundation crumbles in a house the house will surely collapse.

Our country was fought and paid for with the blood of our fathers.  Why then are the people so willing to sacrifice freedom for comfort.  I resolve to leave this village, county, state, and country a better place than how I came into this world.  Through principle, character, and hard work I will care for my family and provide more than a meager living under the oppressive thumb of a corrupt government.  I stand for Freedom, do you?  People spouse their freedom rhetoric, yet have not the courage to step up and do something that would save our country.  I resolve to grow, work hard, serve, love and lead.

I challenge you!  Take the mental fitness challenge!

Do you have the courage to take the challenge?   I do

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What a Great Week

Spent the week with our family it was a challenging week to say the least ups and downs, good and bad.  It always made me wonder how people seem to know so much about something they were not present for.  Adolph Hitler was quoted as saying “how fortunate for the rulers of the world that men do not think.”  Any mature adult would seek first to understand then to be understood.  

We understand all to well the motivations of people in the 95% world is money. Yes it is like oxygen. When you have a shortage of it you feel pinched.  When you have a surplus you should not get complacent.  

It amazes me when grown adults throw fits over a stinky old dead presidents.  Sadly fights over money or the lack there of is often times the catalyst for the destruction of the family unit.  Greed is a tool that the enemy will use to tear apart the family.  Thankfully as a family we are not controlled by the love of money (not that it is worth anything any way but that is for another topic).  Money can gain you material possessions, but kids spell love TIME, it’s not what you buy for them that matters, but what time you take with them.

Learning something new every day is what all should strive to do.  Thursday I learned that there is a Law in Michigan that has the sin of adultery listed as a felony offense, which makes sense since all of our laws in this country originated from the Bible specifically the 10 Commandments.  

Proverbs 3:29  So is he who goes into his neighbor’s wife; who ever touches her shall not be Innocent.

Proverbs 3:32  He who commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding; he who does so destroys his own soul.

Proverbs 3:33  Wounds and dishonor he will get, and his reproach will not be wiped away.

 

 

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Welcome to the Journey

Today, I spent in deep contemplation about the breakdown of the American family, and a government gone wild.  As I pondered these subjects of the lack of fathers in the home, and a government who does not follow the documents upon which it was founded upon.  Our government has convoluted the entire legal system into some what of a revolving door to take money from hard-working, God-fearing people.  Last time I checked it was innocent until proven guilty, not the other way around.  It seems however with even further government encroachments, assisting in the breakdown by taking away parents rights to discipline their children in the way in which the Bible commands we do.   Through the use of discipline in the form of corporal punishment balanced with kindness and love.

I have in my charge three daughters and one son,  whom God has given me as gifts.  We are a blended family with two of each of the children coming from previous marriages.  One of our girls who is now 4 years old is a headstrong choleric personality.  She often thinks she runs the show.  We punish her for disrespect and obstinate behavior,  most of the time we use time outs and naps.  This method is not always effective and corporal punishment is required.  Her biological father feels that I as her stepfather should not be allowed to correct and guide her behavior.  Fact is my roof my rules she is with us 80%  and him 20%.  I love all of the children as if they were my own and I would expect anyone in my community to inform us if our children were doing wrong, and provide proper discipline when needed at the time the incident happened (schools/step parents/pastors/friends parents).  It takes a community to raise a child,  not just the biological parents.

I was raised during the 1970’s when corporal punishment was still in our schools.  If that were still available today,  we would not see all of the crime committed by unguided youth.

Proverbs 13:24  He who spares his rod hates his child, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.

Ephesians 6:4 And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.

Our prisons are overflowing today because of the lack of a father in the home that is there and functioning in that full capacity.   When will the Americans wake up and help preserve the freedoms that our forefathers fought and died to protect?

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