Personal Thoughts And Takes From 1 Corinthians 10:13

Personal Thoughts And Takes From 1 Corinthians 10:13


“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”


There is no tribulation that has come upon me but such as is common to mankind. For with all of my trials and tribulations God has always taken care of me. God is faithful to us, His creations, and He will not allow us to be tempted or tried beyond what we are able to handle, with His help.

That is as long as I do not ever let anything come before my love, faith, and service to our Lord Jesus the Christ/Messiah, for He is Love. God has always been faithful to me my whole life. Ever since I was very young I have been blessed to know of our Lords presence. He has always been there for me, I wish I could honestly say the same, that I had always preformed my life like unto a good and faithful son to our Heavenly Father but that would be a huge lie that I refuse to say.

So, if a person can be faithful to their spouse…

If a person can be faithful to their employer…

Can a person be faithful to our own Creator?


Trump made up trade claims in meeting with Trudeau



Trump says he made up trade claims in meeting with Trudeau

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump boasted at a private fundraiser Wednesday of making up trade claims during a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before knowing whether they were true.

“Trudeau came to see me. He’s a good guy, Justin. He said, ‘No, no, we have no trade deficit with you, we have none. Donald, please,'” Trump said during a speech to donors in Missouri, according to audio obtained by The Washington Post and confirmed to CNN by an attendee. “Nice guy, good-looking guy, comes in — ‘Donald, we have no trade deficit.’ He’s very proud because everybody else, you know, we’re getting killed.”
He continued: “I said, ‘Wrong, Justin, you do.’ I didn’t even know. … I had no idea. I just said, ‘You’re wrong,'” Trump recalled. “You know why? Because we’re so stupid. … And I thought they were smart. I said, ‘You’re wrong, Justin.’ He said, ‘Nope, we have no trade deficit.’ I said, ‘Well, in that case, I feel differently,’ I said, ‘but I don’t believe it.'”
Trump said he asked an aide to check if he was correct in telling Trudeau the US runs a trade deficit with Canada.
“I sent one of our guys out, his guy, my guy, they went out, I said, ‘Check, because I can’t believe it,'” Trump said.
“‘Well, sir, you’re actually right. We have no deficit, but that doesn’t include energy and timber. … And when you do, we lose $17 billion a year.’ It’s incredible.”
According to figures provided by the Commerce Department, the US ran a $2.77 billion surplus with Canada for 2017. That figure includes oil and timber. It’s unclear what Trump was referring to with the $17 billion figure.
Trump doubled down on his claim Thursday morning.
“We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of Canada, a very good guy, doesn’t like saying that Canada has a Surplus vs. the U.S.(negotiating), but they do…they almost all do…and that’s how I know!” he tweeted.
Trump has similarly boasted about pressing Trudeau about the US’s supposed trade imbalance with Canada before, most recently at a December rally in Pensacola, Florida. But he didn’t include the “I didn’t even know” reference, and it’s unclear whether it was an admission that he made up the claim.
Trump’s comments came during a half-hour speech to raise money for Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley, who’s challenging Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
During the fundraiser, Trump also called the North American Free Trade Agreement a disaster and blamed the World Trade Organization for allowing other nations to box in the US on trade.
The President mocked other politicians for supporting NAFTA, attacking Mexico as “spoiled” and arguing that Canada had outsmarted the US, the Post reported.

My Own Personal Confederate Flag

My Own Personal Confederate Flag

(I wrote this on the 4th of July of 2015)

I have been wanting to write on this subject matter now since evil stuck down nine members of a Church, inside of a Church last week. After the event is when I started hearing a huge pickup in chatter about the South Carolina Flag being removed from American Society because of the Confederate (Rebel) Flag on it. As most Americans know the Confederate Flag is on many things in our society. I have learned some things about historical figures this past week that I was totally unaware of. For example former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson, if things I read this week as being quotes from him are correct then I am rather ashamed that he was ever one of our Presidents. I know that I am not the most educated person that checks into this blog nor am I the smartest or most clever. I am a person that only carried about a 2.7 GPA and I only have 84 credit hours. Why I tell you this information is because with 15 years of normal public education, why haven’t I ever been taught any of it is my question to you and to everyone. My thoughts are that smarter people than me need to really get serious about the material being taught in our schools and about the material being left out and not taught to our children. How are we programming our society? Are we programming into our children subtle ignorance’s and hatreds?


I was born in the Blue Ridge of SW Virginia and have lived in many states throughout the Southeast, Midwest, an Texas. My lineage is mostly all from the southeast except my Mom who was born in Benson MN but was raised in Galax VA. What I am saying is in my heart I am a Southern American but I do believe that any type of slavery is horrible and should not have ever been legal anywhere, especially in a country supposedly ruled by Christian morals. There are those of us in this country, our country, your country, that are proud to be Southern Americans. All of my lifetime (since 1956) the “Rebel Flag” has never ever in my heart meant to be offensive toward another person. The Confederate Flag, to me, doesn’t represent a Government, it does not represent any certain Governmental ideology. The “Southern Flag” is just that, a secondary Flag to all the people who are born and/or raised in this beautiful part of our beautiful country. Of course to most of us type folks the American Flag always flies first. To me and to most folks that I know of the only thing you put before Family or Country is God Himself.



I have never bought a Confederate Flag before in my life, well sorta not. Back in about 1987 a good friend of mine in Mt Airy NC had the artistic talent to do very good tattoo work. Until I met Jerry and his wife I had never had a tattoo before. To make a longer story shorter, the second (and last) tattoo Jerry did for me was to put a large tattoo of the Southern Flag on my chest with a Bald Eagle in flight in front of it. The only message I was then, now, or ever, trying to say is that I am pleased that I was born a Southern American and there is absolutely no hate intended toward anyone. We all have a choice with every Flag in the world of how we choose to feel about it as individuals.


We choose which Flags to honor and which ones to ignore everyday. We choose which ones to feel hatred toward, example being the Nazi Flag, the black ISIS Flag, and so on. I don’t know the answer to this problem swirling around America’s airwaves. I think this still breaks down to basics within each individual person. How do I/you as individuals choose to see things. If it is with hate, pure hate, no Government can dictate it out of us. But, a Government through its Public Education System can breed whatever it wishes into our children, programming them into their little robots, if that is what they wish to do. In this country it does seem like the biggest feeders of constant bickering is the media trying to create stories for their readers or listeners. Then of course there are all those self-serving hate filled politicians pumping the airwaves with hate and discontent.


This is just my opinion but I believe if we as a nation of individuals would even spend ten minutes everyday reading/studying the Bible and would even spend five minutes twice a day on our knees in prayer the mood and fortunes of our Nation would change for the better. Unfortunately this is not the “in thing” to do. It is our Nation of Individuals who are turning their back on their Creator that will get our Country destroyed, not a Southern Flag on the top of the General Lee!



Christian Integrity, What Is It

Christian Integrity, What Is It


Last evening I had a phone conversation with a man who has been in the states for many years but who’s family members still live in their original homeland. This is a man I have been coming to know the past couple of months because of a business deal we both have interest in. I have met this man, his wife and their children a couple of times in person and among the things my wife and I both noticed was their integrity as individuals and as a family unit. This helps bring me to one of the points that came up last evening during our phone conversation, the integrity of the people in the area (and those that stop in off of the interstate and stop in at his business). There were a few other issues that we spoke of like education and basic intelligence of the area but I would like to stick to the one issue today. The issue is/was about the people in this area and our faith as a Christian people, and our overall attitudes as a people concerning our/the personal level of Christian ethics and integrity.


The man I spoke of in the previous paragraph was from India, these next people are from Saudi Arabia. They own a local convenience store in my neighborhood so I got used to their faces and they to mine. The main sellers at this store was gas, beer, and cigarettes. As I got to know this family (just the men, no women) one of the things they were having to get used to was having the “customers” stealing from them. I am sorry to burst any bubbles but if we steal from anyone, that is a major red flag that we are lacking in our personal integrity. A couple of times these gentlemen spoke of their homeland where store owners could leave their wares on tables on the sidewalks and go home at night without worry of being robbed. Unfortunately I don’t know of places like that here in the States where I would feel totally secure doing this, do you? I hope you do but I just don’t.


To be honest with you when I started typing the title I realized that I didn’t know how to spell the word integrity. I don’t know how many years it had been since I spelled the word. Come to think of it, integrity isn’t a word that I ever hear bounced along our airwaves or in personal daily conversation, do you? When I looked the word up in the dictionary it gave me three definitions which I would like to relay to you to see what you think. (1) Adherence to a moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. (2) The state of being whole, entire, or undiminished. (3) A sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition. Am I pointing a finger at you, only if I am also pointing a finger at myself. I’m not here to point any fingers though, I’m here to ask each of us to look inside our own selves if we say we are Christians (followers of Christ) and asking those of you who are not to please also take some quiet time to be honest with our self, our family, and with God. To be honest with you, God already knows just how honest we are, He already knows our integrity level. Folks, our family, neighbors, friends, co-workers, these people all (most likely) already know what our moral character really is, even if we don’t.

America Are You Ready For The Bombs, Bullets, And Blades

America Are You Ready For The Bombs, Bullets, And Blades


There is nothing about this title that I like, there are many things that go on in the world daily that I don’t like so my disliking something obviously has no effect on their continued existence. I am a person who hates all forms of human violence, I do not condone offence yet believe everyone has the God-given right to defend themselves and their loved ones. If there were never any attacks upon another then there would be no need to invest in defense. Unfortunately for all of us this is just a fantasy, a dream world. As long as there is hate in people’s hearts no one is ever really safe anywhere.


Recently the NSA was rebuked in public for some of their intelligence gathering methods by the Congress. They were ordered to discontinue some programs and methods of operations. Whether they really did stop the programs or not for now few will really know. Did they just change the name of things, give it another fancy code name? Personally I doubt if much of anything besides cosmetics will change. Here is a question for each of us to ponder, if we now have a few attacks here in the States as there are thousands of soft targets in every state, will we ever know if they could have been avoided if NSA programs weren’t scaled down?


Here is another tough thought or question for you to think about, would it be possible that bureaucrats would let a few attacks go through on purpose so to prove to the people how much they are needed, along with those old programs? Could such horrible human beings exist? I hope you know the truth about that question, some people kill people everyday without any concern for human life at all. There is such a thing as Evil that walks the Earth 24/7 and there is such a thing as people who are just naturally mean and they are proud of it, they wear it like a badge of honor. Then there are those who use their religion, government, or personal financial situation to condone their either illegal and or inhumane activities. I personally believe that there are very good people and very bad people in every government everywhere. Could any of our people do something illegal or evil believing it is for the good of the country? Humans have the ability of free though and free choice, some choose well, some not so much.


Personally I hate the concept of any big government anywhere in the world but this is not reality. But the reality is the Security Agencies have so far done a fantastic job here in the States. I do believe that America is going to have many future attacks on our home soil, just how close that future starts is the only question. Hate filled people world-wide recognize that you don’t have to have 9-11’s to destroy an economy, a way of life. Fellow Americans how are we as a country going to react when Houses of Prayer are attacked, our supermarkets, bridges, transportation lines, power grids, our children’s schools? I hate the thought of all this evil, and that is what it is, evil. Yet unfortunately we must all face the fact that this Hell will infect our children and their children’s lives. It is sad that in so many ways that today, these days, are going to be our little ones good old days.


Have to add this last paragraph because of the recent Supreme Court Ruling on Gay Marriages. I know just as you do that there are some people who are going to blame any future attacks on our Home Land because of this Sin. Some will believe this, correct or not. Could there be homegrown attacks on the Courts or government for these decisions which removes God’s Grace from our people? I hope not, no violence, no more blood upon mother earth, such a fantasy. Evil does beget evil, this there is no doubt, we just cannot let ourselves get caught up in the hate, for hate can easily saturate ones own Soul. There is nothing on this planet that is worth the loss of ones own Soul, and how does our actions affect the lives and Souls of those we love that are around us? Our actions, our knowledge, can save our loved ones, or it can kill them, and condemn them.


(Love Poem) Love Is A State Of Mind


Love Is A State Of Mind


Love it is said is controlled by the heart

I believe such words are just a human metaphor

The heart controls the blood that goes to ones mind

It also controls the blood to a mans secondary brain

Yet, is it true that only women have a stone cold heart


When we’re in love why can we then act like such a fool

Yet, if in love will we truly protect to our last heart beat

Who would not give their life for that of spouse or child

Would a true man who is in love really ever strike his wife

Love, like hate takes up residence in the caverns of the mind


One does not fall out of love because their wife gained 20 pounds

Does our love depend on the size of an organ or of a bank account

Can love go to despising the ground on which your spouse stands

Love, like hate, faith and sex appeal are all in the canyons of our brain

When we say we’re in love, do we even have a clue what were talking about

(Philosophy Poem) When The Truth Brings Us Great Harm

When The Truth Brings Us Great Harm


The great Prophet Jeremiah dared to tell the Truth

Into a dungeon, then into a cistern he was then cast

For speaking the Truth, to his chest he sank in the mire

All the Kings Prophets spoke one thing, he spoke another

His life hanging in the balance, from Truth he didn’t waver


With a blade to our neck, would our words of truth be strong

Can Truth change because of the anger of an earthly Dictator

Is not Truth still the Truth even if we are hated by the billions

Do we still speak the Truth even at the cost of our possessions

If put into chains and cast into a latrine, Truth, will we still tell it


The world killed the Prophets and The Christ, are we any better

Will we forfeit our home, our land, our lives, to speak The Truth

Kings, Presidents and governments will rage at our very words

Culture, friends and neighbors will hate us, as they hate The Truth

Life destroyed, death in dishonor, for Truth, we will be raised in Glory


US-Backed Kurdish Militia Now Fighting U.S. Ally, Turkey



Beirut, Lebanon (CNN)A US-backed Kurdish militia is diverting 1,700 fighters from the battle against ISIS and redeploying them to northwest Syria to repel an offensive by US ally Turkey, in a development could hinder the fight against the terror group.

Four branches of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), thus far tasked with defeating ISIS in Syria, have been transferred from east of the Euphrates Rivers to the Kurdish enclave of Afrin, SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told CNN in a statement.
“We won’t abandon our positions, but since the beginning of the invasion of Afrin we have said that Turkey is trying to give ISIS another chance at life, and directly affects military operations and campaigns against ISIS,” said Bali.
“Now, offensive operations have ended and we have transformed from a force that hunted ISIS to a force that is concentrated in defensive positions,” he added. Bali said the “majority” of the alliance’s forces are moving to Afrin.
The US-led coalition warned that the SDF’s move could slow the campaign to defeat ISIS.
“The departure of some SDF forces from the Middle Euphrates River Valley highlights the potential costs of any distraction from the defeat-Daesh fight,” said coalition Director of Public Affairs Col. Thomas Veale, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.
“We remain undeterred in pursuing our mission to defeat Daesh, understanding the effort may take longer with the increased complexity of the situation in northern Syria.”
Turkey, a NATO ally, launched an operation targeting Kurdish groups in Afrin in January to clear the border area of militias it considers to be terrorist organizations. Three Kurdish militias — the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) — have borne the brunt of the offensive.
The YPG is considered the backbone of the US-backed SDF, which was instrumental in eliminating ISIS’ territorial foothold in Syria.
Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin has said it is Turkey’s “natural right” to ask the US to halt the SDF’s redeployment to Afrin.
The United Nations on Sunday said it was receiving “disturbing reports” of civilian deaths in the northwestern Syrian enclave, and that it believes “tens of thousands” have been displaced.
Syrian Kurds attend a funeral in Afrin in mid-February for Kurdish fighters.

Turkey has said that the nationwide ceasefire ordered by the UN Security Council last month would not affect its Afrin offensive. The ceasefire has also been ignored by Syrian government forces and rebel groups, mainly in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta, where fighting has caused heavy civilian casualties.
Redeployed SDF forces will be joining pro-Syrian government fighters who entered Afrin last month as part of a deal between the regime and Kurdish forces. Turkey’s deputy prime minister warned at the time of “disastrous consequences” should Syrian government forces intervene in Afrin.

An ‘apocalypse’ in Eastern Ghouta

Meanwhile, Syrian government forces continue to pummel the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where the UN says more than 600 people have been killed in recent weeks.
In a strongly worded statement on Tuesday, UN human-rights chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein accused the Syrian government of planning an “apocalypse.”
“It is urgent to reverse this catastrophic course, and to refer Syria to the International Criminal Court,” said Al Hussein, according to a UN statement.
“Nearly half of the food” aid bound for besieged Eastern Ghouta, where reports of malnourishment are rampant, had to be returned, according to the United Nations.
A 46-truck aid convoy — some vehicles stripped of desperately needed medical kits — brought some supplies to the area on Monday, but activists said the convoy had to pull out before everything was unloaded.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on all parties in Syria to “immediately allow safe and unimpeded access” for aid convoys to “deliver critical supplies to hundreds of thousands of people desperate need” in the Damascus suburb, according to a statement from spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Tuesday.
Activists say that many of Eastern Ghouta’s residents have taken to makeshift shelters underground, rarely venturing above ground to seek food and water amid nearly incessant airstrikes.
The Syrian government continues to send reinforcements to the rebel enclave, where a ground offensive is underway and regime forces are reported to have captured large tracts of farmland.

(Love Poem) My Little Girl

My Little Girl


There is this pretty little girl in Arkansas I met

From a life of roaming she took me, I don’t regret

The Lord blessed me with her smile and warmth

The tenderness of her skin the same as her lips


Kentucky’s Blue Grass with her and son we live in bliss

With the love of my lady I know my Soul is Heaven kissed

I love the beauty of her heart as her Soul and hand I kiss

For the love of my lady at her feet I bow and her toes I kiss



(Philosophy Poem) (Am) I A Man Of God

(Am) I A Man Of God


Am I indeed a man who puts God first in my life

Are my thoughts, deeds and words truly sanctified

The vowels that I have vowed, have I yet to pay them

The mouth does indeed cause the flesh so many sins

There is no just man who only does good and sins not


My Spirit, is it hasty to be angered like unto a drunken Ruler

How can the flesh say with certainty the promises of tomorrow

If a man has Godly wisdom his heart, face and Soul do shine

Can the flesh know a Heavenly secret unless God has given it

Should we all not eat and drink with thankfulness to our giver


Man was indeed made upright yet a woman has caused many to bow

A man of God should always live in moderation and within God’s wisdom

God’s wisdom gives moral strength to those who daily seek to live within it

Three events come to all who live under the sun, birth, death then judgement

Man of God, or no, it is the Spirit of God Almighty within us, who proves us