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May God bless you with discomfort
At easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships
So that you may live deep within your heart
May God bless you with anger
At injustice, oppression, and exploitaion of people
So that you may work for justice, freedom and peace
May God bless you with tears
To shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger and war,
So that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy
And may God bless you with enough foolishness
to believe that you can make a difference in the world,
So that you can do what others claim cannot be done
To bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor.
Prayer of St. Francis
Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
Where there is sadness, joy.
O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console,
To be understood as to understand,
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in dying to self that we are born to eternal life.
Many blessings to you all
It may seem that being alone is attractive
Our wounds are not scratched
there is no rejection
We can get our closet closed enough to be comfortable
“I can do it on my own
“I don’t need anyone
“they just wouldn’t understand
“No one loves me
“I’m just fine here
“I can’t be vulnerable with people
“I’m surviving and that’s good enough for now
“I don’t fit in anywhere
And when you believe those lies…
then you will exist there
I don’t think that’s what you want.
in fact, as someone who grew up there for 25 years
I know you are dying for friendship, community
love, relationships, deep conversations, intimacy,
healing joy and something to be proud of.
I was rescued by Father.
Jesus Christ took me by the hand and led me down different paths
The Spirit revives my strength, joy, love, hope, faith and abundance every morning and as needed daily.
I live a pretty awesome life today.
Now, I’m not selling anything here.
I’m just say’n,
you have a choice.
You can starve your life until you die…
Or you can choose LIFE.
I choose abundance every day
May God bless you richly
So, today is the 4th of January and many people have already given up
on their goals and resolutions to
loose pounds or
work out everyday or
even take more time with their spouse.
Is this all supposed to be something to drive us crazy and guilty…
or is there a deeper purpose to goal setting and personal development.
Let me share something about success.
The secret to success is to have a very clear goal or dream / desire.
If you don’t have anything specific (even if it’s an emotion – to be loved, blessed or lucky)
then you will not get anything you desire.
I talked to someone and they felt they didn’t need a dream or goals.
I said that was fine, but if life was going to give them all their dreams come true…
would they even know what what it would look life?
So, I remember sitting in my car on January 1 and jotting down some realistic goals to move towards in 2014.
This is the condensed version as some I know will take much longer than 1 year to accomplish.
I will be making some 10 year goals and even 100 year goals.
Yes, I want my impact on this world to be around long after my lifetime.
but here is what I’m working forward to this year.
Write (at least) 2 more books. I just finished one children book and the other two may be sequels.
Become wealthy – I know that is not measurable so I later added (at least 1 million / year) I may not hit that number this year, but it will have begun.
A free FJ Cruiser. I don’t know if someone will give it to me, but i will not earn it… it may be some money gained for free that I decide to spend on my next car. In all, I am bringing in a free FJ Cruiser.
A large home on a large lot. This is the begining of a series of dreams first started by the book I just finished. Other parts are listed here about it too.
Create my dinosaur land. This is going to be a playland park with life sized dinosaurs around. I have big dreams for this.
Free time and play time with my kids. I am designating a certain amount of my income to weekend play activities with just my two kiddos and I. Right now, it’s starting at $25 but shall go up with my income.
No more employment for me. My desire is to be retired as we know it. I will have plenty of work to do on my dreams, goals and ministries, but working for someone else’s dreams is going to end this year.
I have been to an organization called Klemmer‘s workshops. I have seen massive life change from my experiences there. Next goal is to go to Advanced leadership workshop all the way to Heart of the Samurai this year. God will provide the money as needed. I have no doubt.
I will begin a video series on Faith and how that plays out in walking with God and our daily life. You can find success and goals with out these techniques, but you cannot walk with Him without using this. Coming very soon.
I am an affiliate in the GIN network. I am looking to advance one to two more levels in this society this year. The information and community I have received from this group has been life changing. Please contact me if you are interested in the club. I have many hours of audios
I can send you just for taking a look. If it blows you mind as it did mine, then you need to become a part of this.
I would like to find a mentor and a coach this year. I am very much a lone ranger guy, and I know too much on how detrimental that is to me. I am looking for someone who has been through the gauntlet and can show me how to get my long term dreams accomplished.
This year I would like the time to court a lady. (nuff said)
I would like to take a cruise this year. I’ve never been and think i’d enjoy it. Don’t care where or when.
I want to spend Thanksgiving with my parents this year. I have missed the last two years, and I think the kids and I are very due this year.
This may not be measurable, but I want more time walking in the blessings of the Lord. He is my source and all and all. I owe him everything, so why wouldn’t I want more time with Him.
I hope these couple of ideas are helpful in your turning your dreams into reality.
I do plan to edit and write the date on when each of these are accomplished this year.
So my last goal is to have a date beside each goal/dream listed above.
Many blessings to you
Let’s make our success assured.
We need our dreams…
then we need a burning desire to accomplish them.
If God wills it, it’ll be done.
And wouldn’t life be much more rewarding having our dreams alive in our hearts?
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How do you want to live your life?
Where do you find balance?
How much money would it take to fulfill your dreams?
What if there was another way?
I couldn’t sleep last night.
I didn’t know what was going on… I typically sleep very well.
So I began praying for some people at the Klemmer conference I’m at, who have just played a game that exposed some great weaknesses in their life. I’m praying they receive grace and hold that broken part up as an offering to be destroyed.
See, I can only say God has shown me how truly powerful I am… how loved and more…
He’s shown how truly set apart He is.
I hadn’t been reading my Bible lately and I got the impression He wanted to show me something.
So, when that impression is upon me, I open the Bible to a random spot and see what He has for me.
I opened to Ezra 7 18-20.
I was curious what God was saying until I finished verse 20.
Then I was dumbstruck.
“Lord, did you just open the vaults of the Royal treasury to me?”
Granted, I’m to take care of His house, but their is plenty of overflow
and to do what I want.
I was still dumbstruck and tears.
So I said I wanted confirmation.
So I flipped to another place to see if that talked about money as well.
I landed on Luke 6: 30-38.
It talked about giving love, doing good and “lending” without receiving payback.
It showed me His heart.
He is giving all the time.
He is blessings, loving, sharing, reproving, training up, maturing,
speaking to, comforting, encouraging, speaking into, and yes, lending
to all of the almost 6 billion people here on Earth each moment of the day.
So, opening up His treasury for His will to be done is totally
within His character.
He just needs the right messenger.
And apparently, He decided I’m ready.
tears keep filling my eyes.
Do you know what kind of wonderment recognition blessing
this is doing to me right now.
I’m in total awe of God.
I’ve just been trying to deal with some resentments and speak love into some people’s hearts.
There is so much pain going on in the world.
So much misunderstanding.
I’m really lost with all this compassion.
And feeling so overwhelmingly blessed.
I know I was not asking for money ‘per se’
but knowing that the vaults are open and the money for
what I am asking will fall in my lap?????
That is true blessing.
So, I opened my devotional for today.
It talked about Cinderella.
How when the invitation arrived, she opened her heart to go to the ball.
God sends an invitation and our desires can go free.
I feel I just got an amazing invitation this morning.
I feel like my heart is bursting.
Like I’m dancing between intellectual and mystic
which is maybe what God wants to use right now.
And where I am weak
He will show strength.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.
And may you be blessed
in many ways and wonders.
I love to be alone.
But my purpose lies beyond the safety of my walls.
And to that end, I must learn people.
For much of the riches of life are spent with people
Just finished my book on Dinosaurs,
I think it’s going to be a big hit.
But then I’m just that kind of guy.
Not all of these dinosaurs are represented, but I love looking at what inspires me.
Now, picture them with an honor sword.
Even little boys will want to learn to read to get these books.
And it comes with a great message for our world.
I’m looking for a great artist to do the illustrations.
Pretty soon I hope to have a link for you to pre-order an autographed copy.
I’m pretty excited.
I hope your kids are ready for play with dinosaurs
Obama has issued an executive order that mandates HIV testing for all individuals from 15 to 65 years old who are seeking medical help for any condition. The cost will be paid by taxpayers through Obamacare.
I hope you are sitting down for this:
(1) AIDS is not a disease but a “syndrome” of symptoms caused by a slew of common diseases all related to the breakdown of the immune system;
(2) A common cause of a breakdown in the immune system is drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, and prescription),
(3) The test for AIDS is easily fooled into giving false-positive results triggered by such things as a common cold;
(4) There is no known cure for AIDS because of fact number one;
(5) the most commonly prescribed treatment for AIDS is a drug that weakens the immune system, thus aggravating the very condition it supposedly is combating.
So how do politicians come up with the idea of forcing everyone to be tested for AIDS? Do you think that the billions to be made by drug companies for testing kits and so-called treatments might motivate them to lobby for this?