The beginning of my sixth decade.

Now I have been quiet on my blog for some time. There are many reasons for this, but they are not of any import.
In a few weeks I will turn 60. As I look about me in the beginning of this 2nd decade in the 2000s. I decided to set some things straight.
The first is climate change, aka global warming, aka global cooling. In the 1970s many rivers, streams as well as other things were in horrible shape. I remember the ad campaign of Iron Eyes Cody standing besides a polluted river crying. I agree with that imagery from that time, pollution is bad and our environment needs to be cared for. Now this nation is the cleanest it has ever been. We are 89th in nations causing pollution. I recently saw an ad for 4ocean. They showed garbage that reminded me of the ad from the 1970s. However, they didn’t explain that the most garbage in the oceans were not off of our coastlines but foreign coasts. It is not our job to fix this anymore. Should we stop trying to keep our water clean? No, but it is not the job of the U.S. to clean the rest of the world. The United States is not the cops of the world for any crimes.
Additionally, I lived threw three blizzards before I even entered my teens. In the 1970s the fear was that by the turn of the century. That is the year 2000 that we would be well into a new ice age. Yet somehow this ice age turned into a heat wave. So which is Greta? Are we going to freeze or burn? Weather has cycles. We are once again heading toward a cooler temperature cycle. So yes the climate does change. It always has and always will. Sometimes it’ll be hot other times it will be cold. Live with it. And stop wasting money, which can be spent to help the homeless.
The next topic. Elitist. According to the constitution. None should be greater than any other. All should be equal be they rich, poor, old or even unborn. I remember hearing Martin Luther King. His dream of all colors living as equals came close to being true in the 1990s, and was even heading for better times in the early 2000s. Then we had a president come into office that didn’t agree with the dream of Rev. King. Now racial divide has increased due to the actions of another black man, Barack Obama. Also during this time millions of unborn citizens of this nation were and are being killed daily. Because some who think they are better than others say that the unborn is not a human. This reminds me of how slaves were seen before the Civil War in the 1800s. They were listed as not fully human and so were treated horribly. It took a Civil War and the creation of a new amendment to overcome the weakness within 10th amendment. An amendment that is still needed and is being ignored by the way.
All humans are equal. All humans conceived within the borders of this nation if their parents are citizens of this nation, are equal under the law. So an unborn child should not be murdered without repercussions. Those that think themselves greater than others should be shown that they will serve time in jail for their acts of murder and corruption.
None can control another human. It is called free will. It was this very belief that cause the Revolutionary War. We have returned to taxation without representation. Those in Washington DC do not listen to those that placed them in office. The uprising has begun, and needs to go further. Those in congress, or even a state legislature that see they know better than those that placed them in office need to remember that those place in these positions are not there to control, but to serve. Any who laugh at what I just stated. This is the absolute truth. This Republic is a nation for the people run by the people. Not those in office. Those that seek out power to control and seek to take money from those they are meant to serve need to go to jail. They need to be removed from office. The biggest and most glaring example of this elitism is Trump Derangement Syndrome. This impeachment process is something the forefathers of this nation warned us about. One party made up a story to impeach Trump. They couldn’t find any illegal acts as the Muller report showed. So they resorted to lies. Lies so obvious that any time those on the other side came close to touching on the truth they were shut down and cutoff. In no time in American history has a defendant been truly denied the right of a defense. That is against the constitution. The only people that need to be removed from office and even go to jail are those that demand you listen to them and do as they say. That is why we are no longer a British colony. For those in power were the rich. Those in power were the elite and this nation’s founders rejected elitism, known as imperialism at that time. Yesterday’s imperialist are today’s elitist. The rich demanding that the commoners are stupid and the elitist know better because they are rich. That is bull to the extreme. A lot of people need to be removed from office and a lot of them need to go to jail.
Terrorism — People believe that only this generation has experienced terrorism. I remember being ten years old. For those that need help with the math that is 1970. Three jets are hijacked to Jordan and during moves to defeat these terrorist (PFLP) a plane explodes on the tarmac with hundreds killed. Two years later in Munich, Germany again terrorism resulting in twelve innocents killed. Terrorism is not new. It has just changed to be truly global.
The moon. Yes we landed on the moon, period. Any who doubt this just need to get a good telescope. There is no wind on the moon, the stuff is still there and can been seen. Even the foot prints and the rovers tracks.
The Electoral College – I support the Electoral College. In fact I believe that most states if not all states should adopt an electoral college on the state level. Thus removing power from New York City, from Portland, from Seattle, from Los Angeles, from San Francisco, from Chicago, from Wilmington. This will allow states that appear to be blue states to actually show their true colors of purple or even red.
Socialism – Socialism and Communism are one and the same and end in the same result every single time. The elite live in luxury while the other 99% of the populous suffer and starve. I remember seeing video of bread lines in the 1970s and 1980s of the common people living in the Soviet Union. This is the face of Socialism. Look to Venezuela, where cats and dogs no longer exist due to the starvation of the common people. Now here some will say that the Soviet Union is no Socialist. Wrong answer. The U.S.S.R. is the United Soviet SOCIALIST Republic. The only word that is the lie in the name is “republic.” The only true republic I know of on this planet IS the United States and most think we are a democracy, which we are not. We are not a democracy because our founders rejects elitism aka imperialism as stated above.
Ponder and think.

My post rapture dream

It was about a year or so after I was born-again. It was another of what is called a vivid dream. I have many of them, most not able to be typed, but this one was.
I found myself inside of a store, but the racks and shelves were ransacked. I was in chains and in a line. In front of me and behind were others, they all wore a grey jumper. I looked down and found myself to be wearing the same.
Several half-naked people that were mostly tattooed and pierced were directing us. One stood upon the top of the shelves shout and laughing as he lashed out with a whip. As it snapped, I heard him say:
“Where is your God now? Why doesn’t He come and get you?” He said things like this repeatedly as he herded the line toward the back of the store. Soon after a twelve year old boy, tattooed as the others, came running down one of the hallways made by the shelves. He stopped, as he laughed and held up by the hair the head of a woman and all those that were herding those in chains roared with laughter.
Once we reached our goal, I saw a line of cots set against the back wall and we those chained together were placed into these cots. After a time one by one the cots to my left were emptied, then it was my time. They made me get up and walk through a door at the back of the store. All went black.
Revelation 20:4
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshiped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Special note: I had this dream in the late 1980s. At that time tattoos had not become as prevalent as they are today. In addition, I had never heard of any other type of piercing then the ear

About me

I am forced today to do something that I have not wanted to do. I take no pride or pleasure in what I am about to type. But my hand is being forced by those that believe I write these postings for my self-glorification, which is the furthest thing from the truth for I know I am in no way perfect or near perfect, but I will stick only to my faith and how it came to me as best I can.
Now I know I have mentioned events in my past, but I told them in a way to help those reading to identify with me so they could see the truth in what I was trying to tell them, and that is all it was meant to do. I accepted Jesus into my life when I was twenty-five, but I did not become born-again until June 25, 1986 when I felt the Holy Spirit pour into me. On that day I spoke in tongues, and from time to time I have since then. For the next two years as I poured through the Bible and learned more and more about faith I was given dreams by God (Acts 2:17). Some of these dreams made it into the book I wrote because of them most I did not. Some I have posted here in this blog. Many were meant solely for me to grow in my faith and so I will never share them. Others like knowing a full month before it was made public that Jimmy Swaggart was committing adultery I tried to tell others but fell upon deaf ears.
From about the early nineties I entered in the time of my faith that I feel many slip into. It is neither an improvement in your faith or a step away. It is this type of faith that I call the grey zone you are neither hot nor cold for God. Those that are called lukewarm. It is a faith that I feel most fall into and are not fully aware they have. It is these that I seek to speak to more than any other person for they are mentioned within the book of Revelation and Jesus said it is these that he would spew from his mouth. It is these that think they shall be taken in the Rapture, but shall instead find themselves still here upon this earth. It is a place I knew I was in and for all I know still may be, for only Jesus can answer that question at this time.
Then 2013 happened, my year of Job, my soon to be ex-wife had allowed my apartment to become that of a hoarders. I begged and pleaded for her to address it, but she refused, and since I was working full time was unable to address on my own, because once I did clean, I would find a mess twice as large replacing it the next day. Then she was arrested for shoplifting. Two days later, I was evicted from my apartment. Two week later the management of the apartment made it impossible for me to move any of my personal property out so I lost all of my personal possessions and items of importance like photo albums were forever lost to me. During the entire year, one tribulation after another took place until I finally placed everything before God and throw myself upon His mercy.
It was through this year of tribulation that I learned how selfish I truly was. Even though I was nowhere near as selfish as I had been before I came to be born-again. It was through these trials that I learned that all must go to God. That all else comes before me. God first, family second, the world third and then just maybe me. I was given a burden on my heart to start posting first in Facebook and then finally in this blog. Why? So that I can cause others to think about where they stand with God. About if they are being selfish. If they are willing to understand that it is God and His Son Jesus that we owe our very existence too. Since there have been many times throughout history that it was through God that humans still walk upon this planet this very day. It was through God that the nation of the United States even exists and that the way it was structured exists.
I can go no further with this post.

Mountain Memories

I have loved the mountains since I was small. My father worked for a big corporation, but one of those guys that got transferred a lot. The thing is I think he took jobs that no one else would take so it would allow him to rise up the corporate chain more quickly.
The thing is it allowed me to spend my informative years in the west. I know from photo albums that I went through the Dakotas. I think I remember seeing Mount Rushmore. I know I saw mountains. Some in the distance, some up close. Sometimes even standing upon them.
I remember going to Little Big Horn and all I saw was rolling hills. I barely recollect the river at Great Falls, but I do remember the home we lived in. It was in a new suburb then. I also recall the winter and opening the front door and seeing snow all the way to the top of it due to being blown against the house. It was still very deep, my head scarcely allowed me to see over it has my older brother pushed his way out ahead of me as I followed him.
The house in Billings was older. There I got stunk by bees a lot. One thing I did enjoy was watching the planes take off from the airport which was atop a plateau next to the city. I have never truly been able to return to the west for a long period of time since I grew up. It is one of those things I truly regret.
The last time was in the west I was on I-40. It was summer and it was hot. One thing that amazed me though was where sections of the interstate either in Arizona or New Mexico that were actually build upon lava flows. It is something that people never even think twice about, but it was totally fascinating to me.
But back to the mountains. My best memories of mountains were in Salt Lake. Once again my father purchased a home in a new subdivision. The mountains were right there. Every day they were there. I loved those mountains. I would walk to school and church looking at them. They were beautiful. I would play in the field behind that house. It even had a sand dune in part of it. I learned to understand why they said Indians would bury people in ant hills. A few yard from my backyard I came upon a huge colony. It had to be a good yard in diameter. It was a fascinating and exciting time. I can honestly say I was happy. The happiest I have ever been.
I know I can never recapture those days ever again. I do wish to at the very least try to revisit some of those memories as I make new memories. Memories I know I will carry with me throughout all my live as I have carried those memories of my childhood.

Trip to Grandma’s

There are things that just stick with you throughout a life. You can forget friends you once cherished. You can forget some places you have been. There are times though when something just glues itself to your memories. Something that is minor to other that are with you, but to you it becomes a building block on your personality.

One of these blocks for me was on a trip to grandma’s. Many of us had trips to a grand parent or parents. Then many of us have not had that opportunity, or their grandparents live close enough that within a few minutes your are there.

That was not how it was for me. Mine meant traveling for a couple of days. Traveling form the high plains of Montana to the lowlands of the Missouri River. Traveling through Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska and Kansas.

On one of these trips is when my memory was set, and the building block was formed. It is funny I do not remember how old I was exactly, but I must have been about six. It was a cloudy grey day that I am certain. The grasses of the prairie were yellow upon the rolling hills that surround the interstate we were traveling on. Back then seventy-five was the speed limit. For all I know it may have returned to the limit, since several states have ended the need to go fifty-five.

I was looking out the window setting behind my father who was driving, and as I did, I saw them. A herd of Pronghorn Antelope, they crested a hill and curved in over it and then started to run parallel with the highway. I do not know how long they did, but it felt like forever that they did this. To be honest it was most likely nearly two minutes. To watch these animals running has fast as our car and at the same time running up and then down the hills mesmerized me. Then they arced away from the road cresting one more hill and they were gone. I remember looking back trying to still see them, but they were gone.

Yet here I am writing this, and sharing it. They are here, and yet it has been a life time since they were here. It had made it where I love to travel upon the road. A goal I plan to pursue once I retire. A clock I am watching nearly weekly. In time, it will be daily that I watch this clock. Then I will be free to wonder the highways once again and look upon the beauties this nation has to offer. It is something I cannot wait to share.