Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sweet as Honey.

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Hi Friends and other Interested Readers !
      Sometimes I just "trip over things" and after reading them, I feel the need to share them, especially when they TEACH ME SOMETHING NEW, or just remind me of what I already knew ---  but need to review.  Such is the short article that I cut and pasted below in my humble blog post today, right now.   Yes!  I need this stuff just as much as you all need it !   And today, this good news and message has actually motivated me to take a slightly different course.  I also come to a sharp halt to realize that I may have been too pushy and too short with some of my best friends, including my dear wife, and promised to slow down, analyze my actions and faults and try hard to work with her, building a better relationship.   I pray for that every day!!   It just confuses me when I cannot reach all people in my quest for 'perfect communication' -- as some experts have called me in the past, and having a vast, wide, verbal aptitude !!   I always thought that if I could present certain thoughts and ideas ten different ways that at least one of those ways to stick to the target !  Perhaps I was wrong.   But I have also come to the conclusion today, that if I just can't reach some people, even after apologizing to them several times...   all I can do is to back off, and pray for them.  After all, am I that "low down, no good, corrupt, selfish, evil and wicked, not deserving to breathe and live on God's green earth ? ? ?  Sorry, guys, but I am just a little bet depressed today, and need to snap out of it.

Actually,  Today is a special day!    On August 21st, 1967, I joined the U.S. Army, where I learned a ton of good things, which also helped to shape my personality and broaden my horizons, and taught me discipline, and how to work as a team !   Now, about 40 some years later, that does not totally define me, as I am a born-again Christian, a servant and Soldier of Jesus Christ, but still an important part of my past and character.   And having received an Honorable Discharge, and now a Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70, also does NOT guarantee me a place in Heaven !!   It is ONLY the relationship that we Christian have with our Lord and Savior, Jesus, that gets us "Justified" and into  Heaven.   As the fine article points out:   'Would you rather have a few more years [or how ever long] in a nice, comfortable home on Earth....  or be assured of going to heaven, forever ?'   And you only get to pick one.  [Smile]

To all those who have even known me in one way or another, I say,  forgive me if I have missed the mark of perfection, fell short, somehow insulted you or hurt your feelings,  I'M SORRY !  Heck!  Sometimes I totally don't know WHAT I DID WRONG to cause a parting of our ways, means, close associations and friendships,  sorry again.   All I can do is to ask forgiveness, and try to do better in the future.

Sincerely, from a humbled, old, shoe shine boy,
Tom


What Tastes As Sweet As Honey But Turns Your Stomach Sour?



A Bible Study by Jack Kelley
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me once more: “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.”
So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He said to me, “Take it and eat it. It will turn your stomach sour, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey.” I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour. (Rev. 10:9-10)

For years now Christian commentators have warned that the USA is due for judgment. We’ve pointed to the redefining of homosexuality as  merely an alternative lifestyle and the murder of  50 million pre-born children in the name of responsible family planning as major indicators that Americans are in the final stages of rebellion against God. Even Billy Graham, who is not noted for inflammatory rhetoric has been quoted as saying, “If God doesn’t judge America, He’ll have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”
We who study prophecy have regularly warned that the US stands in the way of the fulfillment of a major End Times sign, the ascendancy of a Super State to world dominance. Whether it’s seen as a form of the European Union or an Islamic caliphate, everyone agrees something has to happen to get the US out of the way before it can take center stage.
Lately the combination of social, economic, and political woes in the US make it seem like our time of judgment is arriving, as a growing number of experts are predicting even darker days ahead for America.  There’s a feeling that our government isn’t being exactly honest with us about things like unemployment rates, borrowing costs, the declining dollar, etc. and the “man in the street” is beginning to wonder if the situation is worse than we’ve been led to believe.

What’s That Got To Do With Me?

Pre-trib scholars often teach that the church will be snatched away before any serious judgment happens.  But the millions who can’t find full time work and have lost their homes or seen their savings wiped out can tell you it seems to be getting pretty serious already.  (And let’s not forget believers in other parts of the world who are facing even worse conditions, with hundreds being martyred for their faith every day.)   Nowhere does the Bible ever promise that we’ll disappear quietly from the lap of Earth’s luxury into the eternal bliss that awaits us without ever suffering a moment’s discomfort.  On the contrary, Jesus said we’d have trouble in this world (John 16:33).
We all know the US is officially in open rebellion against God.  There are many areas of our national life that don’t pass muster. I mentioned abortion and homosexuality above, but the list also includes dozens of other things like governmental corruption, sexual depravity as entertainment, a broken judicial system, etc.  And how about our appeasement strategy toward Islam? It’s nothing short of the kind of flirtation the Jews conducted with Greek philosophy and religion during the reign of the Selucids 2200 years ago. It led to complete subjugation by the Greeks. Do you think ours will turn out any differently? Islamists have already publicly stated their goal is subjugation as well.
As long as the coming judgment remained out in some undefined future, it was easy to agree with those who say it’s what we deserve. But as news reports and Bible prophecy converge, telling us that the time for judgment might be a lot closer than we thought, it becomes a different matter. Suddenly it’s not so exciting any more, and that’s what John meant by saying the scroll was sweet as honey in his mouth but turned his stomach sour.  He knew that the judgment he was told to prophesy about was just and righteous (sweet as honey) but watching it take place made him sick to his stomach.
We all love the idea of being the generation that sees the Lord’s return, and it is the most exciting time in all of human history. But it’s also a very unsettling time to be around, one that places us way out of our comfort zone and requires the kind of faith most of us have never had to muster up before.

So What Can We Do?

I’m not a financial adviser so I won’t offer any advice in that department.  The kind of advice I can give you is spiritual, and that’s good because this is a spiritual matter.  If you haven’t already done so, study the promises of God, especially Matt. 6:24-34. I don’t mean just read them.  Really study them.
“No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.”
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
To help make these promises come true for you, seek to honor God in all that you do. Take care to avoid behavior that will disappoint, embarrass, or offend Him. Sure you’re saved by grace, but that doesn’t give you a license to sin.  Show the gratitude you feel in your heart by the behavior you manifest in your life.   When you sin, confess early and often, confident that you’ll be forgiven.  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:38)  Give generously with a grateful heart.  Through your generosity on Earth, which is your temporary home,  you’re storing up treasure in Heaven, which is your permanent home (Matt. 6:19-21, 2 Cor. 4:18). Would you rather be well off for a little while longer here, or well off forever there?
In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold (Ephes. 4:26-27).  Don’t let your anger over some offense, no matter how justified, put you out of fellowship with God.  It’s not worth it.  Forgive those who’ve wronged you and seek forgiveness from those you’ve wronged. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone (Romans 12:18).   When our ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even our enemies live at peace with us (Proverbs 16:7).
Maintain an attitude of gratitude. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.(Phil. 4:6-7) Worry about nothing, pray about everything, be thankful for anything. It’s true, Jesus said we’d have trouble in this world.  But He also said,  “Take Heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).  Because He has, we will too.  Keep things in their proper perspective.  In just a little while this will be all over and we’ll be embarking on the adventure of a lifetime.
This is just a beginning, but it’s a good one. Assuming that the course has already been set, and powerful nations will be reluctant to change their strategies, we can expect things to become more and more unsettled.  A growing number of experts from across the spectrum are predicting that life will likely become noticeably more difficult very soon.
And for those of you who’ve already written this article off as just more religious fluff when what you need is some real world advice, I’ll say this.  The fact that you think you can survive whatever is coming in your own strength just shows how far you have to go in rebuilding your faith in the only One who can see you through.  Following the advice of Matt. 6:24-34 is the one sure way to keep your bearings in the days ahead.  Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and let Him take care of the rest, like He said He would.  Selah 07-02-11
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Why are Apples so Healthy ?

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Hello Again, Friends,

For all my head knowledge about Meds., Herbs, Nutrition and Foods,  I SHOULD be a happy, healthy man !!  And when I was a young man, home from the Vietnam War [NOT 'police action!!'] at age 21,  I was in good shape, at about 165 pounds, and 6 feet tall, as I show some of my pix right here on this humble blog!  People tell me that.    And I've been told that we ought not wish or desire that we were born a different way, or individual.  In high school, I had a crummy, inarticulate, jack ass, Algebra teacher named Jerry the Goof Ball, who, IMHO, could not teach anything !!   I studied my head off and still had challenges, and that man said that everyone in the world needed Algebra in order to get a job!!  My personal Theory in life was:  Even if you do poorly in one subject, a person can attack all the other subjects with 'super study' and win the job, and win the day, and be successful in life !!!  My strengths were History, Geography, English and foreign languages, Biology, Typing, Agriculture, Metal Shop, etc.  Well, I had a chance to go back to school  for a 2nd time at MATC --Milwaukee Area Technical College, to study more technical welding and Blue Print reading, and did well,  all "straight B's" -- although I should have gotten an A, but the teacher didn't care for me that well... lol.  He was a married man, chasing after other women/ teachers on the side.   But he told me to teach others how to weld in certain areas, etc.   Heck,  I had been welding for years before that happened, plus 17.3 years welding for Chrysler, etc.   The point I am trying to make is:  I managed to take that college entrance exam, and passed it just fine, almost.   The exam facilitator came up to ask me, " How is it that your verbal aptitude scores ran off the chart, but your Math scores were so low...?"   I replied, "I'm sorry, but I just hate Math, as it was apparent that I just guessed at most of the Math questions..."  ...  duh.  But they admitted me anyway.  Actually, my Math skills turn on every PAYDAY, and when I have to weld or do carpentry stuff.... lol.  
      I am NOT bragging!   When the circumstances presented them selves, I was  offered a job in Finance... PFS Investments [as I've said before], I took and passed my Life Insurance exam the first time in Milwaukee, and one year latter passed my Federal 
       Securities Exam, that about 57% of all the people that take it ---   FLUNK  the first time, and I have heard of some folks flunking it up to 17 times, but it's worth a ton of  gold $$$$$ in the inter-connected business that they do, helping to put families in QUALITY MUTUAL FUNDS and Investments !!  Proving that old, hasty Algebra teacher to be wrong, again.   I am not rich, but comfortable and pay my bills on time....  and all the credit and thanks go to GOD -- our Eternal Father in Heaven !  However, today in 2014, unfortunately,  the World Finances look very bleak and pitiful, mostly because Obama has made all the WRONG moves, doing a great job destroying  America !!  And don't forget the do nothing, cowardly Congress, that allows Obama to get away with all his evil machinations !!   Shame !   And I just read some devastating news today about the end of 2014.... and silver.  Email me for those projections and thoughts, if you think I have merit, guys and gals.   tschuckman@aol.com    If some of you baby boomers still remember that Aqua Shave TV commercial...  I need to slash some of that juice on my hand and slap my face a few times, as we are 'going down in the aircraft... LOL !'    And I remember being in a huge Jet one time coming Home, that lasted 17 hours !!  But usually the Jet [Freedom Birds] stopped a few times to refuel and take on more goodies.   Sometimes we were loaded with 300 passengers-- Military flights.


So, the simple things in life are mostly the best, like:   APPLES !
     We had a good 3 -4 acre orchard on our family farm in Racine County, WI, and we picked many apples, nuts, pears, Mulberries, and berries, that Mom made into pies and such.  I think that we lived good, average, middle class people, and hard work on the farm never hurt us one bit!!     My father was hard to please, rough and tough, WW-2 Navy man, and to the best of my knowledge, only told me that he loved me ONCE in my life !  I still loved him to the day he died and tried hard to please him-- but sometimes there are 'favorites' in the family, and you are always going to be "runner up" finishing 2nd, in someone's eyes....  sorry.  I certainly don't think he was a Believer, and I want to tell you all something about that, please. 
       I like to/ want to     emulate Jesus ,  and His parable teaching style, especially.   IF, IF, someone worked hard to find a CURE for diabetes or cancer,  most good human beings, especially Christians, IMHO, would share that secret cure with others, even if they knew that they wouldn't get rich !!  Most likely the Medical Scientist WOULD get rich anyway...  but I am just taking the 'high ground' here.   I have freely shared   some of my riches, and also helped many people in my life,  because I think it's the right thing to do [to a certain point, or degree], God likes it, and it makes me feel good inside.  But some folks would say, "NO, Tom,  and that's is why you still struggle, or am not rich !!"  But I KNOW the KJV Bible !   I don't care what people say about me after I am gone and buried, or Raptured!  Heaven will be the best reward in the Universe !   And I don't care if the Lord makes me a shoe shine boy, in heaven, just so I get there !    And there is not a day that goes by, that I don't think about Heaven and the Rapture, and I say my comforting/ sleeping Prayers right before I fall off to sleep, and it almost always works to put me into  a deep REM-3 sleep mode !    And if you just cannot fall asleep and are anxious for some reason, just turn your KJV Bible to the book of Psalms, and start at the beginning, Chapter One, verse One.   I had to memorize that whole Psalm 1: 1-6 @ the RU meetings, where they do an incredible amount of memorization !  That's another reason to stay off the drugs and heavy drinking, as it messes up  your memory system.  Still,  you'd be surprised what the human brain is capable of !  
    In fact, the original purpose of our Father the Creator,  along with His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ,  in His pre-human existence, that PERFECT HUMANS should "multiply and become many, and  fill the earth, and subdue it!''    Yes, the human brain was designed to last FOREVER  ! ! !  When we die after 70-80- 90 years old on earth as imperfect humans, we will have only used a small portion of our brains, maybe about 3-5%  or what ever.   Albert Einstein had a large brain, but they figure that he too only used a small portion of it.  So we might ask:  "If swans live to be about 70-80 years old, and big trees on the West Coast live to be thousands of years old, and tortoises live to be about 150,  WHY do human beings only live to be about 70-80 years old ??  Genesis and the book of Romans have the answer:   SIN. The term: sin, means:  falling short of the mark of perfection.  [as if you were an archer.    My wife, Terri ,and I are studying the book of Romans together right now, like a half hour at a time, depending her attention span... lol.  She is not used to just sitting down and biting off a chunk of heavy reading for too long.   Just like my own story of  hating Math, we don't all like certain things, and so we have to make things exciting and fun.
       One time I was bragging to my Dad  that I COULD do this and that...  because I did that stuff in the Army.  And then he said, "But you HAD to do it then !"    I may not have the desire to tough it out anymore, nor the strong body and mind set.  Smile!    And U.P. here where we live, it's not uncommon for deer and bears to wonder into town looking for food, and of course they can be dangerous.  Good to have a big brave Rottweiler with you.   Duh,  I don't know why I threw that in....  Duh!  But it's just that, IF we are 'out of shape' and it's been a long time since we had to be in that "study mode" in college or high     school....   but  it's best to get back into the swing of things, friends.  Actually, when in college and one of my jobs,  they taught courses on:  'HOW TO STUDY!'  And 'HOW TO TAKE A CERTAIN EXAM !'   And I've paid $75 just to take a short course for 12 hours straight just to learn stuff like that.   I have also had to drive all the way to Florida to make special seminars and learn, learn, learn.   So, we  want to get more bang for our buck.   Remember, if young children can learn how to locate, memorize and explain specific scriptural texts,  so can YOU and I !   The day may come [and I pray NOT] that we Christians may be stripped of our very Bibles !!!  And then what will we do?   It's pretty illegal to even own or hold a Bible in countries like China, and perhaps Muslim, Islamic lands.   I've got:   "Jesus is Lord" on my Left shoulder, so I couldn't hide too long.   Beep Beep !  I would be a dead Road Runner, mates !  OK, send me to heaven and don't miss the TARGET !

Now, please read and share this bit about how great APPLES are for you !

Warm Regards,
Tom

---Tom's old,  2005,  6 cylinder,  1800 cc, GoldWing motorcycle, sorry I sold it, but I thought that some foolish woman texting would eventually kill me on the highway, or take off my leg.....  I paid $22K for that scooter !   That is more than my Mom and Dad paid for their 80 acre farm in Wisconsin, when I was just 12 years old.
 


Tom S., at the Gym working the Triceps.

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  Why Are Apples So Healthy?


We all know that old saying: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
But have you ever wondered why that is? How one apple a day can bring about significant health benefits? If you have, then you'll be glad to read this article. From strengthening the immune system, through preventing cancerous growths and to losing weight, say hello to your one apple a day!


How do apples do what they do?

An important research published in 2008 by the German cancer research center, showed that apples offer a significant health advantage. When comparing between a group that had less than one apple per day and a group that had one or more apples a day, the latter was found to have less risk of mouth cancer, larynx cancer, breast cancer, intestinal cancer, kidney cancer and ovarian cancer.

These findings support a new research performed at Cornell university, showing that the peel of the apple has strong anti-oxidant properties, a powerful block against the influences of breast cancer cells. Researchers found that the higher the concentraion of apples, the lower the concentration of cancerous cells.

Cancerous growths are uncontrollable growths of cells independently spreading through the body. The growths are based on three principal levels: The first stage causes mutations in cell DNA. The second, when the growth becomes malignant and grows faster, and finally when it metastases and spreads throughout the body.

In the case of a cancerous growth, apples aren't only used as anti-oxidants, but also improve the function of the immune system, which helps clean out the growths at the early stages.

In addition to boosting the immune system and fighting cancerous growths, apples also help control the levels of cholesterol and sugars in the blood, prevent heart disease and improve mouth hygiene. The fact that they contain more than 80% water and a long line of essential vitamins, makes them one of the healthiest foods available.


The secret is in the nutritional fibers

Apples are considered a vital source of nutritional fibers. Eating one apple a day (with peel) can award us about 4.4 grams of nutritional fibers, which is 1/5 of our entire day's recommended amount.

Nutritional fibers are materials found in foods that come from plants, and have a very important role in stimulating the digestive system and encouraging its function. Since they are not digested and taken apart in the body, they sate our hunger for a longer period of time. Extensive research has shown that those that do not get their daily recommended amount (at least 25 grams a day), deny themselves a host of health benefits. In addition, the researchers found that consuming these fibers is quite the effective method of losing weight.

The secret is in the chewing. Drinking apple juice will not bring about the same health benefits. We'd be happy to receive the essential sugars and vitamins, but we would not get the fibers.

A research conducted in China found that chewing can help the body regulate the amount of calories it absorbs from food. 


What does this have to do with apples?


Everything. Apples are a terrific source of nutritional fibers, especially a group of fibers called Pectin. This is a group of complex carbohydrates that regulate our bowels, improve good cholesterol rates and is a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial. 

Researchers from UCLA have shown that consuming pectin instead of regular fibers, doubles the time it takes the stomach to empty from one hour to two. Meaning that we don't feel hungry for a longer time. In fact, a recent research paper entitled: "Weight Loss Associated with a Daily Intake of Three Apples or Three Pears among Overweight Women", shows that women suffering from overweight and were instructed to eat an apple or pear before each meal, lost significant weight, just for doing so. The women in the experiment were asked to eat regularly and just add the apple before the meal. What happened was that the apples and fibers crowded the stomach, increased the feeling of being full, and made the body absorb less calories.

Other sources of nutritional fibers are: Pears, Peaches, peas, carrots, seeds, nuts, peel of fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains, oats and whole wheat. But apples offer many more advantages.

So if you want to:

Lose weight, eat one apple a day.

Strengthen your immune system, eat one apple a day.

Control the level of cholesterol, eat one apple a day.

Prevent the spread of cancerous cells, eat one apple a day.

 
And if you want to keep the doctor away - EAT ONE APPLE A DAY!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Will Everyone Be Saved ?

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Subject: Fwd: O'BUMMERS THUGS BLOCKED BROADCAST ON FOX NEWS....
You may have already seen this but it is reality!   how did this goon ever get where he is and been left there???
You need to see this if you have not already !!! AND THIS FOLKS IS THE SO CALLED PRESIDENT OF AMERICA??!!
 
 
 
          O'BUMMERS THUGS BLOCKED BROADCAST ON FOX 
 
Remember when we were told to watch Fox News on a Sunday night that
was going to air something about Obama and we watched but never saw
anything! Well, read below and click on the video to see why it got pulled
 before it could air.
Now we know why Fox News never broadcast it as they had originally
planned to. This piece was pulled.  I encourage you to please send this to
 everyone on your email list ASAP.  Remember all the notices we kept getting
 to watch Fox News on Sunday at 9PM? What Happened?This is the clip that
got pulled due to pressure from the Administration. Obama Puts Heat on Fox
News to Prevent Sean Hannity from airing this piece.This is a video that Sean
Hannity of FOX News has been trying to show that we are told has consistently
 been blocked by the Obama Administration for several weeks. It was a matter
 of time until the internet picked it up. Watch it now before it gets pulled from
 the internet!
 
Forward to as many as you can!


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Hi Friends,
A loved one of mine continues to imply that all those, including me, who don't "walk the walk", correctly....   will NOT be Saved and go to Heaven.   The fact of the matter is:  I honestly admit that I am far from perfect, and a big, old, nasty sinner man, but I am also trying hard, and praying incessantly many times a day to improve my ways.    I pretty much know the KJV Bible back and forth, but the old flesh is weak...  not committing super evil sins, like murder, robbery, theft, rape, mayhem, cheating, .....   but I am guilty of "teasing" and aggravating some folks.... lol, etc, etc., sorry.    I need to really work and pray harder on those things.   But I am out of my old stomping grounds/ neighborhoods, and super lonely.   My shin is just aggravating / hurting ME by not healing the way I would like, too !   So much, constant physical pain, that I can hardly sleep at night, and total lack of companionship !  I say some of these things, NOT to hurt anyone in particular,  but to show my readers that all of us have our demons, struggles and inner fights to contend with and vex us !!  Indeed,  God's true Servants often pull a heavy load, and do a lot of 'crying in the rain.'   So,  NEVER wish you were in another person's shoes, or have their spouse/ marriage mate !   Also,  1st Timothy 6: 10 days,  "For the love of money is the root of all evil."     Money, in itself is not evil at all, and used the correct way, can be a blessings on others, even helping in the Lord's Ministry !!   We still have to pay for the water, electricity, heat and A/C, you know, at church, and also buy more bibles, song books,  and paper work, etc.    Along with shoe leather, gas in the truck/ auto, beans and  sow belly, etc. 
      Other than that,  I do live in a  "Spiritual Paradise" and enjoy many other things in life, have many friends all over the USA, etc., and spend some great hours on the computer, outside the house in the sun, etc.  The rich, sublime blessings and promises of the KJV Bible are soon to come, as we just keep or eyes on the Prize of everlasting life in heaven with our Lord, Jesus Christ.   Our lives on earth may NOT be full of riches, blessings, or the best relationships,  and God never promised us those things either !!  But the apostle Paul said that he had learned to be satisfied and full, in his earthly mission and life.    Doing what the Lord wants is very satisfying, and I can attest to that !    

The Devil, Satan, wanted our first parents to believe that they were "lacking something BIG in their lives, and got Eve to sin, and Adam 2nd !"   things have not change at all thru the millennia, dear friends.  Books, TV, movies and 'Stars' all tell us that we should reach out and TAKE that 'real Gusto' of life and just live it to the fullest.   I have personally walked life on the wild side, only to get hurt many times, and almost loose my life and get severely injured, in terrible accidents.    I was not an evil man, but perhaps I took too many chances and craved adventure, being so bored with every day life.  

Below is some good wisdom and advice that I want to share with many ---  please read, enjoy and share, if you think it has merit.   I know and understand that I am very out spoken, but I only print and publish what I firmly believe to be the TRUTH !!  Most of my close friends are combat Veterans, Tradesmen, and smart, biblical Christians, a healthy bunch of nice, kind, good, smart people.    I am also on Face/ Book, but we have to be careful on that Gov't watched web site, IMHO.  Beware !  And Smile!  It screws up the enemies' minds as they wonder why !!  

Warm Regards, and Christian Hugs,
Tom Schuckman


Will Everyone Be Saved?



Q.  This is my first time writing to you after being blessed by your Ministry for many years. I believe the word that,GOD desires that everyone will be saved. I also believe the word that, “every knee will bow, and every tongue will confess that JESUS CHRIST is LORD.” These two scriptures lead me to believe that at some point in time everyone except the “Named Three” will be saved. I’ve read a lot of supporting scripture for this. Please, kindly share your understanding with me on this.

A.  God does desire that everyone will be saved. 1 Tim. 2:3-4 and 2 Peter 3:9 attest to that. And everyone admits He did everything He could do to make that happen, including sending his son to die for the sins of mankind. That means the sins of every person who ever has or ever will live have been paid for.  But the reality is that the final decision is man’s to make and many will reject Him.
Matt. 7:7-8 says everyone who seeks will find, everyone who asks will receive, and to all who knock the door will be opened. John 1:12-13 says to all who receive Him and believe in His name … John 3:16 says whosoever believes … Romans 10:9 says if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart, etc. We have to believe and receive.
Conversely Matt. 7:14 says small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few will find it.  In Matt. 7:23 Jesus will say to some, “Away from me you evil doers I never knew you.”  John 3:18 says everyone who does not believe stands condemned. In Matt. 25:41 Jesus will say, “Depart from me you who are cursed into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.”  2 Thes 2:10 says some will perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.  Many won’t believe and won’t receive.
It is true that Phil. 2:10  tells us every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.  But this will only happen after He returns to Earth, having defeated His enemies and been named King of the whole Earth (Zech. 14:9).  They will have no choice but to bow before Him and agree that He is the Lord, but according to these other verses many of them will not have called Him Savior, and by then it will be too late.
As much as I wish what you’re proposing would be true, I’m afraid the Scriptures don’t support it.
Certainly NOT Muslims  ! ! !

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Subject: Fwd: O'BUMMERS THUGS BLOCKED BROADCAST ON FOX NEWS....
You may have already seen this but it is reality!   how did this goon ever get where he is and been left there???
You need to see this if you have not already !!! AND THIS FOLKS IS THE SO CALLED PRESIDENT OF AMERICA??!!
 
 
 
          O'BUMMERS THUGS BLOCKED BROADCAST ON FOX 
 
Remember when we were told to watch Fox News on a Sunday night that
was going to air something about Obama and we watched but never saw
anything! Well, read below and click on the video to see why it got pulled
 before it could air.
Now we know why Fox News never broadcast it as they had originally
planned to. This piece was pulled.  I encourage you to please send this to
 everyone on your email list ASAP.  Remember all the notices we kept getting
 to watch Fox News on Sunday at 9PM? What Happened?This is the clip that
got pulled due to pressure from the Administration. Obama Puts Heat on Fox
News to Prevent Sean Hannity from airing this piece.This is a video that Sean
Hannity of FOX News has been trying to show that we are told has consistently
 been blocked by the Obama Administration for several weeks. It was a matter
 of time until the internet picked it up. Watch it now before it gets pulled from
 the internet!
 
Forward to as many as you can!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

How to Save Your Coconut.

Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/

tschuckman@aol.com


Hi Guys and Gals,
I counted myself very 'lucky' when I was a young boy, living in St. Francis, WI., a Southern suburb of Milwaukee,  because my Dad was a WW-2 Navy Seabee combat Veteran, hard worker, and full of colorful true stories of the South Pacific, when he was wounded, also spent time in Hawaii.    And so,  years latter, when I wrote him letters from my R and R in Bangkok, Thailand [that is pronounced:  Tie- Land], and from my bases/ posts in South Vietnam,  he replied that he always dreamed of visiting Old Siam, etc.  I guess we both had the same mindset of realizing that we would NEVER get another chance to see, visit, and even take pictures of those rare, spectacular, exotic places that most folks can only hear about, sometimes !!   We tried most of the foods, and I can personally tell you [with proof] that the hot, spicy food in Thailand is many times more Hot, Hot, Hotter, than any Mexican peppers !!!  And that's a hot fact !  And I thought that Eurasian ladies/ girls and especially the women from Thailand, were very beautiful, indeed !   I get along with most every race and culture on God's green earth, but sorry to say....  when I study the History of certain people/ countries, those in the Middle East don't make any sense to me, for all their constant, historical FIGHTING, and butchering, all the time, and their hatred for Christians and Jews.   And when they are not warring against Christians and Hebrews,  they turn and fight themselves !!!  And if other people are not Muslims like themselves, they must pay a tribute, convert, or lose their heads with a sword!  Their holy book also says that they can war against most anyone, and take the females, women, and children as slaves -- "spoils of war" --  even today, RIGHT NOW!!    The reliable News is full of these true stories!
          Sorry,  I am just expressing my own private observations and also exercising my Constitution Freedom of Speech here !   I EARNED THAT RIGHT MANY TIMES OVER, FRIENDS AND READERS.  But I am not here to offend anyone, and try to show proper respect for all people.   The term:  Prejudice, means:  "Prejudging without sufficient data."   I am not prejudice --- but I do my home work and research before I form an opinion, one way or another, and I continue to LEARN.   I will learn much more after I get to heaven....  thru NO MERIT OF MY OWN--- as I only took advantage of the Blood  sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ, years ago, and understand His Promises plainly outlined in the easy to read, KJV Bible.   Any and all honest, truthful, humble hearted people can do that same thing.  Just 'see me after class.'   But for now, let me REPEAT how to learn about all the things I have said about the Kingdom of Heaven, and real Salvation thru Christ.... Just read the 2 Bible books of:  John, and Romans, to start with, please, so you can know for sure, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  And then we can proceed to the next step of Salvation, forever !

Anyway,  Dad used to bring coconuts home from the store sometimes and showed us how the natives in the islands of Saipan opened them with a Machete  [ long knife].  So we all had a taste of the sweet 'milk' and chewy pulp too.   And Mom would also make the best Upside down cake, with coconut on top, and I think, Pineapple. 
     Dad told us about his old friend, named "Dougherty" who latter worked all his life in a Pineapple factory in Hawaii, and swapped pix with Dad from time to time.  But Dad told me the story of being on the Island of Saipan, next to Guam, and being strafed and bombed  by a Japanese aircraft, and so he and his friend dove for cover so fast that they landed under a gas/  fuel truck, and thought....  this is a dumb place to be....  lol.     Dad was strict with us 5 kids, and I think that he  thought that he was still in the Navy, and we were his new, young recruits/ swabs ...  lol.    I remember being on my hands and knees, many times scrubbing the floor and doing many other hard chores on the farm every single day,  but that didn't hurt me at all, but prepared me for the Army, on August 21st, 1967.   I was deathly afraid that somehow I wouldn't cut it in Basic Training @ Fort Campbell, KY., and go home in shame for the rest of my life, but having played football and Track in High School, and trying hard,  I did OK and prob came to graduate in the upper one third of my class/ Company/ Group, and then on to Aviation School @ Fort Rucker, AL.   The good pastor Kevin Sullivan keeps telling me that God allowed me to suffer in some many things in my past life [if I understood him correctly] as some kind of fiery test, to get me ready for bigger and better, important thing, tests and trials later in life.   I still struggle with many daily hurdles, tests, temptations, and I mention all this to help others who are having the same or different challenges in life.   Please!!  Never, ever, even think about ending it all "to escape a short time challenge -- with a term action, like SUICIDE !!"   Life is a precious commodity in God's eyes, and Scripture proves that He will NEVER let us endure something alone, with out the HS [Holy Spirit], or something which we cannot bear !!!   This is very important folks --- because MUCH HARDER TIMES ARE COMING VERY SOON !   Never even think, nor fantasize or glorify SUICIDE, dear Friends and readers, please.  My email:   tschuckman@aol.com  -- and if you ask me, I will also give you my personal cell phone number, to talk, if you need to, and I live way U.P. in the Great Northern deep Woods of Iron Mtn., MI.    We have a  huge male Rottweiler that is my wife's personal protector.   Beware.  Also surrounded by very nice, hard working, loving neighbors --- with something like a "Neighborhood Watch, on Steroids" and everyone is a deer hunter, if you get the drift...  lol.   But I also admonish all smart, Christian people to get on board with storing pure, drinking water, canned goods, lots of pork and beans, just in case "something hits the fan,' guys!   And toilet paper too!!

The following good news about Coconuts and their healing properties piqued my interest, but also spurred my mind to reminisce about my Dad, and home life when I was young.   Latter on in Dad's life, he had a heart attack, and his doctors told him not to eat certain foods that might clog the blood in his heart again, one of them being Coconuts.  But maybe now we have some good news about Coconuts that could help my Mom who is over age 85 !  I will call her right now and share this good news with her.
       Have a great day, friends !!

The weapon I was using in this picture was an M-60 machine gun, 7.62 ammo., bullet... and same as a .308., and M-14  rifle that we trained with in Basic Training.


Tom Schuckman, at age 19, in a place called:  Cu Chi, South Vietnam, in early 1968, right on the Cambodian Border, with weight about 160, and 6 feet tall.  USARV, in 3rd Corp., holding an M-16 rifle...  5.56, I believe.

Terri M. [Fox] Schuckman, and me,  Tom Schuckman, in HER house, legally married.  I moved all the way to the Upper Peninsula [the U.P.], and also sold my old house in Union Grove, WI., to be with her.



Four Easy Ways to Save Your Coconut
By John Ross Crooks
Dear Thomas,
Poor coconut oil never saw it coming.

Hit men hidden behind the veil of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) set their sights and pulled the trigger — and coconut oil dropped dead.

It all started in 1994, when the CSPI did a study on movie theater popcorn. Theaters were popping corn kernels in coconut oil, which is high in saturated fats. Well, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) back then, all saturated fats led to heart disease.

The CSPI's study found that a tub of popcorn had nearly twice the USDA’s recommended daily allowance. Soon after this discovery, a campaign ensued to warn consumers of saturated-fat health risks.

That's when the death knell rang for coconut oil — and it was banned from being used in movie theater popcorn.

What we know now, however, is that certain “good” saturated fats (like those in coconut oil) provide nutrients that can protect the brain ... and then some. It’s troubling to learn our health was essentially sabotaged by powerful agendas, which I'll discuss in a moment.

However, despite the attacks against this oil, there are simple ways you can — and should — harness its healing power.

Brainwashed by Biotech

The CSPI eventually reversed its position on saturated fats. But the damage had already been done. Coconut oil was out — along with its potential health benefits. And do you know what replaced it? Oils from biotech crops like corn and soybeans.

It was all going according to plan.

Until that point, Americans weren't consuming much in the way of corn and soybean — most of which were biotech products. The public needed a reason to buy into them.

Enter the anti-saturated fat campaign.

The CSPI wasn't alone in its attack. In the 1980s, the World Health Organization (WHO), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the USDA and the FDA all fought vehemently against saturated fats. I believe there were biotech interests behind the curtain then, just as there are now.

The numbers say it all. According to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA): "The accumulated global value of biotech crops since 1996 is estimated at $117 trillion." That’s $6.5 trillion per year, which is more than the GDP of Japan, the world’s third-largest economy. The men reaping the benefits from smearing coconut oil — and the subsequent proliferation of seed oils from biotech crops — are happy. But Americans suffering the consequences are not.

That smear campaign has made us miss out on a huge benefit …

This is Your Brain on Coconut Oil

The World Health Organization reports: “The total number of people with dementia is projected to almost double every 20 years, to 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050.”

So far, no pharmaceutical drug provides an effective treatment, much less a cure, for the most common form of dementia: Alzheimer’s disease.

But that might soon change as scientists begin to study coconut oil.

Coconut oil’s benefits to the brain are due to its wealth of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) — an essential fatty acid not found in most of the foods we eat.

Our bodies process MCTs faster than long-chain triglycerides, which are found in most animal-based products. MCTs are shorter in length, so they pass straight to the liver where they are metabolized and ketone molecules are generated. Those molecules provide energy to the brain when its normal energy sources are depleted.

Basically, ketones are brain food.

Many personal experiences claim this type of energy effectively alleviates Alzheimer’s disease. When a Neonatal doctor in Florida noticed her husband’s early onset Alzheimer’s, she began giving him a daily dose of coconut oil and MCT oil. She said it was as if a light bulb immediately went off in her husband’s head. Much of his functioning was restored. His personality returned, his depression subsided, his tremors stopped, he walked normally again and was even able to run. He was also able to resume activities like mowing the lawn. Others who administered coconut oil to friends and loved ones with Alzheimer’s have noticed similar effects.

The scientific community is taking notice.

A significant study is happening now at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute at the University of South Florida to determine whether coconut oil can indeed mitigate the onset of Alzheimer’s.

That's good news, because the Alzheimer’s Association suggests the mission to find an Alzheimer’s treatment is failing. “We need more volunteers to complete clinical trials ... and increased federal funding of research to ensure that fresh ideas continue to fill the pipeline.”

Coconut oil could be the answer we're looking for.

So it's upsetting to think that its demonization has kept us from realizing such an incredible health benefit. Other advantages were also overlooked. A diet rich in coconut oil can help your heart, stomach and even your immune system.

But now there is nothing stopping you from integrating coconut oil into your diet. You can use it in place of unhealthy cooking oils ... or as a natural alternative to balance your health.

Seize the opportunity.

Four Simple Ways to Make Coconut Oil Work for You Right Now

I want to point out that coconut oil is different from coconut water or coconut milk. While coconut water is an excellent source of electrolytes, it does not contain MCTs.

Coconut milk, on the other hand, holds those essential fatty acids — but it comes with a few risks. For example, it contains guar gum, which can disagree with gut and digestion. It can also contribute to something called fructose malabsorption, which plagues people with intestinal and gut diseases.

When it comes to coconut oil, be sure any coconut oil you use is virgin and cold-pressed. Don’t get any that’s hydrogenated or refined in any way. Besides that, have at it with these four simple uses:

Eat it with a spoon. Based on hundreds of first-hand accounts, a couple tablespoons a day can work wonders. As I mentioned, some people with Alzheimer’s have shown immediate and significant improvement once starting a daily regimen. (I like to keep it cool so it stays solid and is easier to scoop.)

Put it in your coffee. I do not drink coffee because I dislike the taste. But I’ve read that coconut oil complements coffee’s robust flavor nicely. It seems the secret is to blend it into the coffee completely, so you don't end up with an oily drink. Don't just stir it!

Cook with it. Coconut oil is healthier, and it has a higher smoke point than other cooking oils. This can prevent the accumulation of carcinogenic radicals on your food when cooking with high heat.

Brush your teeth with it. Mix it with a little baking soda for natural, chemical-free toothpaste that also helps restore the health of your teeth. Or, for additional benefits to your teeth, you can swish the oil around in your mouth for 10 minutes just as you would a mouthwash.

Now think about it:

These simple measures can protect you from illness, disease and infection without high costs and serious side effects. That's enough of a reason. But eating it is also like giving the agribusiness hit men the finger.

Take back your health. Take back your choice. Take up coconut oil.
To quality living


Subject: Fwd: O'BUMMERS THUGS BLOCKED BROADCAST ON FOX NEWS....
You may have already seen this but it is reality!   how did this goon ever get where he is and been left there???
You need to see this if you have not already !!! AND THIS FOLKS IS THE SO CALLED PRESIDENT OF AMERICA??!!
 
 
 
          O'BUMMERS THUGS BLOCKED BROADCAST ON FOX 
 
Remember when we were told to watch Fox News on a Sunday night that
was going to air something about Obama and we watched but never saw
anything! Well, read below and click on the video to see why it got pulled
 before it could air.
Now we know why Fox News never broadcast it as they had originally
planned to. This piece was pulled.  I encourage you to please send this to
 everyone on your email list ASAP.  Remember all the notices we kept getting
 to watch Fox News on Sunday at 9PM? What Happened?This is the clip that
got pulled due to pressure from the Administration. Obama Puts Heat on Fox
News to Prevent Sean Hannity from airing this piece.This is a video that Sean
Hannity of FOX News has been trying to show that we are told has consistently
 been blocked by the Obama Administration for several weeks. It was a matter
 of time until the internet picked it up. Watch it now before it gets pulled from
 the internet!
 
Forward to as many as you can!