Friday, July 30, 2010

Balance. Hang Tough.

<<< style="font-family:times new roman;">|I have always admired the way some people keep their pain and struggles to themselves. But without those honest, brave people who share their pain and discomfort-- the rest of us would feel so alone, and like freaks-- thinking that we were the only humans to suffer ailments, and how we get some relief by comparing notes and remedies!

I feel good that I followed some mentors' wise council to reach out, take a chance, and do something special with my life! But we always have to keep those accomplishments, ribbons and medals in prospective, humbled by the mighty power of the Lord God in Heaven, and His Kingdom-- not our own--ought we to seek and share knowledge of. My old, constant mantra: "BALANCE" ... turned into a daily prayer, 'Lord, please give me the proper BALANCE in life...' And be careful, too, not to use the crutch---'IF ONLY I HAD BEEN RAISED IN A BIBLE ORIENTED HOME, BY REAL CHRISTIAN PARENTS, ETC, ETC.' If we never made mistakes, fallen down, skinned our knees, fractured a bone, or suffered loss, how could we ever relate and comfort our dear friends and children who did fall?? Or... 'If the dog had not stopped to take a dump-- he would have caught the rabbit....duh.' IF, IF , IF... Let's be realistic, friends!

OK, now that we ARE true biblical Christians with experience and knowledge of 'God's Game Plan' -- how ought we to run our lives in these 'perilous times?'
~~2nd Timothy 3:12, says, "Yea, all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. [13] But evil men and seducers shall wax worse, deceiving, and being deceived." And then, Chapter 4, verse 2-3... "Preach the word; be instant [urgent] in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound [healthy] doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears, [4] And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables." --- From the Defined KJV Bible, and I added some definitions of the uncommon terms in this text, found on the bottom of each page, to show you all how easy it is to understand, while still being the MOST accurate version. Well, folks, this scripture tells us where we are right now in 2010, and ain't it the truth?! All the logic and wisdom that we had as a godly nation- America-- 60 years ago, has been turned up side down-- in a 'Planet of the Apes' type of world, where all things sacred and holy are being trashed by a ultra Liberal minority of Socialists in power right now!!

Let us say/ assume, that a cluster of about 34 'signs', the Bible says must happen at the same time, are already in motion and highly visible RIGHT NOW. Jesus said, 'if only one tree starts blooming with blossoms in late Winter, we can assume that it's a fluke. But if ALL the trees start blooming and with fruit, we ought to make no mistake-- that it's Spring time and normal!!' The time is now, RIPE, and very understandable that we are pretty far down the pike and so close to the Lord's return/ Rapture, and that super event will set off the Bible's spectacular chain of events! Toot, Toot! Here comes the long awaited train! Just how, what kind of lie will the Gov't use to explain the instant vanishing of MILLIONS of people from the earth-- all Bible reading/ teaching/ believing Christians?? Many 'Left Behind' will remember what was said to them by simple Believers like me and other Christians in their Blogs, Journals, books and Christian Bible churches all over the world. But they will all have to deal with the harsh and horrible reality of life on a violent, godless, poisoned earth, and then martyrdom. Logic would tell me, 'If I HAVE to deal with that stark situation-- I will, buy WHY would I want to choose that existence when I COULD be Raptured painlessly to Heaven in glory with the Lord ?? Ponder on this thought.

I needed to get a few items at the store this morning as my wife was too stiff and tired from the Fair yesterday and stopped off for Chinese lunch, where I started telling a brother and sister that I used teach ESL [English is a 2nd language], and I offered to teach them too. Now as I sit home thinking, I wonder if I really have the time to drive all that way, 22 miles, to teach them, with my infirmities....
but I will give it a try, between VA/ Doctor visits and taking care of my wife. I may have bit off too much. I need to give my wife a bath/ shower before Sunday, and pick the garden, when all I feel like doing is to sit down in my EZ chair and watch some TV...Ha!
Hey! I am just trying to illustrate the term: BALANCE, in these 'End Times', and my 'undercover' ulterior motive-- goal is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with the two young Chinese people, along with the English I am teaching them. They asked me, 'how much I would charge them... and I said, 'Nothing.'
I have done this before, no problem. Now... how to get a Chinese Bible....

If there was ever a time to 'lay up our treasures in heaven by doing the Lord's work' -- it would be NOW! On your feet, Soldier! Just do what the Bible has always told us to do-- SHARE THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, any way you can. Christians ought to know and expect that the very next thing the Gov't will pull, is our 1st Amendment of FREE SPEECH! TV, Radio and Inter Net will be silenced next so that we can't share true Christianity, and also expose the works of the devil and his human agents.

I hope you all got something you could use out of this post. Hang tough.
Hal Lindsey's Report just parroted almost exactly what I just posted on this Blog today! The Truth is the Truth. Enjoy.

This Week on 'The Hal Lindsey Report'

Posted: 30 Jul 2010 10:15 AM PDT

By Hal Lindsey The Hal Lindsey Report Under the leadership of President Obama, Israeli-US relations have taken quite a beating. His 'popularity' ratings in Israel are in the single digits. The Israeli public simply does not trust him and they feel like America has thrown Israel under the bus.Apparently, that didn't bother the Administration and it was "full speed ahead" in the drive to cozy up to

Warm Regards,

Tom Schuckman
Jesus is my Lord and Savior--- Heaven is my Home.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Time to make the Donuts.

Tom's Journal.

Good Day, Friends and Readers! I have so much to do today outside and preparing for Sharon and I to attend a big yearly event-- the Racine Co. Fair tomorrow! That thought stirs up warm memories of my farm life and 4-H days when I used to show my own beef cattle, get awards/ ribbons and then sell the animals for a fat price. My brother, Albert showed his hogs and horticulture/ veggies too. I used to sleep/ guard the 4-H Beef Barn at night to make sure the animals didn't get loose or get stolen. They were worth a lot of money. And we would enjoy checking out the brand new tractor and other farm implements that could make farming an adventure, fun, and easier, but some of that equipment was worth more than our house and farm! Ha!

I was mentored by some smart, mature people, to 'LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE' instead of getting side tracked by myopic, tunnel vision, wastes of time and mundane routine work. And, yes, I may have been accused of being a 'dreamer', unrealistic, or having an over stimulated imagination. But I found out many years later that 'deep thinking' and imagination was KEY to solving complex welding and construction problems in the field [and in my life] as my old welding company flew me and a team or riggers/ welders to AZ, NC, etc., to do big erecting/ steel construction jobs.

I listed some critical social problems down below just to illustrate how easy it is to be 'side tracked' and distracted by daily living and challenges in everyday life. Many folks figure that some way/ some how, things will just work themselves out and then stick their heads in the stand or have a few martinis [serious alcoholic drinks] or smoke some 'grass.' However, it has become painfully apparent that counties like Greece and Iceland have gone bankrupt -- having to get 'bailed out' -- and many more countries are on the 'edge of the cliff' ready to go belly up! It is my opinion that most Americans don't know what I am talking about-- and we are living in very dangerous times, and on the brink of chaos, revolt and self destruction! I just balanced my check book and I know when I cannot afford to buy anything more until 'payday.' But the Gov't doesn't know or care about such things. We are borrowing something like 47 cents on every dollar our Gov't spends! Hello! What's wrong with this picture?

Jesus own words in the book of Matthew, chapter 24, verses 37-39 have important application for US today, right now! "But as the days of Noe [Noah] were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noe entered into the ark. [39] And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

The people in Noah's day were doing normal everyday things, BUT THEY MISSED THE BOAT, because they thought Noah the servant of God was crazy and ignored his warning!! Jesus thought that this true story was so important that He kept issuing this strong WARNING that has application for us today! Some unbelievers call 'Noah's Flood' a fairy tale-- and in so doing, they are calling Jesus Christ a liar! I would call that a dangerous sin, and they are headed for the highway to hell.
The pastor said in his sermon last Sunday, that those 'Left Behind' will know that God Almighty will have Raptured up the 'Church', the Elect, the Saints sleeping in death, and then His Saints who are alive right now...... but those 'Left Behind' who will face the horrible Great Tribulation, will still shake their fists at Heaven and God! I, personally, have the 'fear of God' and would NEVER do that! But I am going to heaven because I am a servant of Jesus Christ,and He is my Lord and Savior, unto death. AGAIN, it's never through our 'perceived goodness,' or 'works' that we attain heaven. The ONLY way to heaven is through the firm belief and acceptance of the Lord Jesus Christ! There IS NO OTHER WAY!

So if past and present administrations/ Gov't said something false and ignorant, like: "All religions lead to God -- that's is NOT scripture-- and certainly NOT TRUE!!" Those who are too lazy and stupid to actually read and study the Bible will end up in a bad way-- sooner than they think. I think that it is good to periodically re-examine ourselves to make sure we are on the 'right course.' Also, many 'false prophets' are springing up to mislead the world of mankind, and without proper Bible knowledge, many will be tricked, fooled, and swept away, and 'left behind'. If you say you really love some body, the way "God loved the world" [See: John 3:16] DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT, and open your mouth for something righteous and true BEFORE the proverbial "Door of the Ark slams shut!" If someone had a gun to your head-- I bet you all could do most anything... LOL! 'Time to make the donuts!'

I am so tired that I could just go back into my comfortable bed and sleep the day away-- and then all night too. But Sharon and I will go outside and try to get her $30K power chair to work right, for the Fair tomorrow, etc.

Thank you all for the prayers, comments and kind words of encouragement.

Tom and Sharon Schuckman

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When the Watchmen Are Silenced

Posted: 28 Jul 2010 09:45 AM PDT

By Jan Markell Olive Tree Ministries There is now a war on words in America. The battle to further censor words, transform words, twist words, and silence words is raging. The Left in leadership is determined to rob Americans of one freedom after another but the greatest loss would be our free speech. As stated in the July 26 issue of The American Thinker, "It's a frightening thought: Government

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First Fruits of our Garden.

Tom's Journal.

IMHO, Millions of honest, true, biblical Christians know, understand and look forward to the prophesies listed in Bill Salus' article toward the end. I certainly do, as it is GOD'S WILL that these things must happen in His good time, but we see the "season" draw closer to fulfillment. I was thinking sometime this Summer 2010, but I need to be very careful NOT to push or suggest things happening according 'my own time table' -- but when the Father in Heaven chooses, and only Him! Wouldn't it be nice and cool for Old Soldier Tom to get SOMETHING right in his life...LOL?? But this 'game' is for all the marbles-- keeps!

My blog posts explain that all of Israel's long history show that the Lord God, Jehovah, always wanted His chosen people to depend and trust on HIM ALONE, and not special weapons, horses, chariots, vast numbers of troops or allies/ armies of heathen nations. But the Jews, being stubborn, stiff necked people, had to be taken to the wood shed so often and disciplined-- that finally, the Lord cast them off [for a while] in favor of the Gentile nations for thousands of years up until now when He will cause the scales for fall from their eyes return to pure worship, following/ accepting the Christ. The God of the Hebrews and Christians desires the glory, credit and worship for saving His people--- that is His rightful due. For this reason, God will bring about what appears to be a total abandonment of Israel, by all the nations on earth, including the USA--America! This will show the Jews in Israel and other people that God alone is the reason for their victory, in the coming Middle Eastern war! I would 'expect' the Rapture to follow sometime after the Jewish victory right around the corner, whether it be this Summer 2010, Fall, or latter.

I am not really worried about the exact time of the Rapture or the Mid-East war when Israel [actually God] whacks the Muslim enemies that seek to wipe out Israel-- because REAL Christians are in this spiritual fight for the long haul. We look forward to serving, obeying and worshiping our God and Savior forever! And if this is so-- ought we not throw more of our time, energy and resources toward spiritual, godly, congregational interests and ministries right NOW ??

We are trying to get Sharon's power chair running in time for the Racine County Fair, in WI., this week, and Sharon would really love to go with me.

I took her to see the Orthopedic Doctor today
and they gave her a heavy duty back brace that makes her look like a Ninja turtle, but it helps. She refused all surgery on her spine... period. The staff thinks that it just might heal by itself in a few months.
I ate the first 2 ripe tomatoes from our garden today-- and they were great! I feel that I can take a break for a while and catch my breath in all the heat, rain and humidity.. PTL, except that I heard MN got some softball sized hail today-- and some of that might drift our way soon.

Time for a hot shower and then bed. Tomorrow is another day.


Israel, Iran, and the Ishmaelites

Posted: 27 Jul 2010 12:43 PM PDT

By Bill Salus. As Iran’s nuclear development program nears completion, the rogue state draws dangerously close to possessing sufficient military power to control the OPEC Oil Cartel and the Islamic Crescent. Iran’s apparent quest to obtain overwhelming power in the Mideast region justifiably concerns Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz, who has recently ratcheted up his support for

Monday, July 26, 2010

Emergent Church Lies.

Tom's Journal.

I have to tell you guys and gals, that most of these Emergent Church folks are pretty sly and slick, and even tried to charm me these last 6 months. THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE STUDY THE BIBLE ALL THE TIME-- FOREVER! To guard against the machinations of the devil, when he is most serious, diligent, working over time, because he KNOWS that his time is short! Figure it out, the devil KNOWS that soon he and his demons will be thrown into a deep, dark pit/ abyss, for 1000 years, and then be released for a short time again to mislead people on earth, before he is 'dealt' with forever. Now... tell me, please, who do you think would be better trained for war and battle: the soldier who is drilled, trained, well disciplined, well fed, clothed and equipped with the latest multiple weapons technology by the experts -- or some lazy, stupid, drunken bum who just got dragged off the street --armed with a wet noodle ??
... Well, for those simple people who think that they can just slip by at the last minute to get Saved, who didn't want to miss any TV, entertainment, fun, frolic,mischief, or sleep- in late on Sunday mornings after their drunk parties, etc., ---they just might have a rude awakening of being 'Left Behind' after the Rapture.

Hey! I well know that some things are not only hard to understand, but down right "dry" and boring, but we can't just choose to skip out, cut class, drop out, only to do our own thing, and party down! The following short piece of info will explain why.

Sharon feels a tiny bit better today, but still has problems listening to good old Dad. {me}, LOL. When she doesn't do the right thing, she falls again and wonders why. She was going to try and use a CANE today instead of her walker, and I stopped her saying that was just a bad idea. You see, I am the one who always has to pick her up, and my back is aching too! Satan's 'Women's Lib and female independence ideas, has probably sent plenty of females to hell and an early grave. After this goes on day after day, sometimes I blow my cork, imperfect man that I am. IF I had a healthy wife with common sense, I could prob. rest more easily and let her do the work, chores,etc., but in Sharon's current condition, she has to be constantly watched and waited on so she doesn't compromise her spine again or fall and break her hip of head, and make things worse! This is my burden and duty-- to care for my spouse, and I know that Sharon would do the very same for me.

But... never wish that you had another man's wife who 'appears to be better,' -- because that other man might really have a 'wild cat' by the tail with a mate that is worse than your own. That goes for wives too. Ha! Only a mature man who has been burned a few times will be able to get you these pearls of wisdom-- as I am teaching my own son, who is in his mid-30's now... lol. And won't your son respect you more-- after he 'falls down and skins his knee, or worse...?'

I was having a great time on Face Book today, but you have to be careful not to put out too much 'information about yourself or your family, or post pix.' And for those folks who thought we were 'conspiracy nuts' or dooms-dayers, we are proving our notions and [the Bible] predictions TRUE in these 'End Times'! You just can't go wrong with God's Word. "Big Brother" is getting more powerful every day in a Republic that we THOUGHT would always remain Constitutional with Justice for all. Satan has all the 'animals' in the jungle running scared, wondering why and how this could be happening, and how they [mere humans and political parties] can correct the situation. But they are wasting valuable time and energy!! True Christians KNOW that these terrible things MUST happen to fulfill bible prophecy!! ONLY GOD CAN AND WILL CORRECT THESE THINGS ON EARTH via His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. No one can or will be SAVED unless they accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Period. Do YOU know of any friends or relatives who might need this sort of information?? If YOU don't have the correct words to share or warn them with-- MAYBE you might consider forwarding this post to them.... hint - hint...
It's sunny and dry where I am in S.E. Wisconsin, USA. PTL.

Tom Schuckman

Heaven, Hell, and Emergent Heresy

Posted: 25 Jul 2010 01:42 PM PDT

By Eric Barger Take A Stand! Ministries When one does a careful evaluation of the teachings of Emergent leaders, such as Doug Pagitt, Rob Bell, and Brian McLaren, it becomes apparent that they do not believe that Heaven, as described in the Bible, actually exists. Even clearer is their denunciation against the notion of a literal Hell. Their focus is only on the "here-and-now" existence of this

Saturday, July 24, 2010


<<< My daughter Barb and me. Journal.

Ha! I had to laugh at this question -- not trying to be mean spirited... but it seems like a city slicker wants everything handed to him on a silver platter, easy and fun! Ha!
Sorry, folks, that is just NOT reality and real life unless the kid was born an 'only child' into a rich family--- who is just plain spoiled and really ignorant.

I have to tell you that, I was not born poor, and my parents worked very hard to make a good life for us 5 kids, and I believe that we basically, for the most part, were blessed and fortunate, middle class Americans. PTL. We [especially ME, the oldest] had to do chores in and out of the house, and when my parents bought our small 80 acre farm, we really learned what the term 'work' was all about. Going out for sports in high school, football and Track also had a good effect on my brother and I. And I hope you are not sick about hearing about my Army days, because I learned tons of stuff there too, besides working as a team with other soldiers and taking orders.

From then on, I worked all my life, many jobs, hardly ever being un-employed for longer than a few weeks, putting over 30 years in at AMC/ Chrysler and retiring pretty disabled at age 54, having 'gone through the mill a few times... lol.' I decided and learned from the Bible, that having a steady job, even though physically demanding and working with jerks and dangerous felons at Chrysler, was a blessing and GIFT FROM GOD. One of the worst things for a man is to be un-employed, and unable to take care of his family. It just tears and rips the heart out of a man, IMHO, and takes away his manly pride. I have personally had to take low life, low paying jobs in the 1990's, like a welding job in Racine, WI., at Haban manufacturing, for $6.50/ hour, and NO benefits at all. That Christmas the company gave us all a small box of Kentucky Fried Chicken...Ha! Woo Woo! And when I quit there for another welding job that paid a little bit more with some benefits-- they had the gall to ask me WHY! I learned to trust in the Lord more in those days, and I will never forget how poor and miserable I was. It changed the way I thought and lived and saved money for emergencies.... and stored up food, etc., for a rainy day.

Even when I got called back to Chrysler in May of 1995, I still kept the same mentality and never let my guard down again. And I am not so ignorant that in the near future things could get so mean and nasty that most of us could STILL wind up poor from all the stupid administrative and Congressional policies that sometimes mirror North Korea's Socialism!! Just think, folks, in the future, I just could be thrown in prison for just saying stuff like this! The entire world is turning on Israel, and Christianity too, but the godly people hunker down, while still proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in all His glory!

I only post a tiny bit/ percentage of reliable information and news that I trust, compared to the tons of daily info I read and digest, so as not to take up all your time or filling my posts with 'fluff.' I would like to make a difference in peoples' lives, if possible.

So... for the younger folks who might read this blog-- work is not supposed to be "easy and fun." Although, if we do the work for the Lord and accept it as a gift, we can be happy and grateful.
My dear wife, Sharon, fell down again early this Saturday morning at 0630, backwards into the bath tub, and I just managed to hear her call for me to help her, as I was still sleeping in the next room, with the oxygen and CPAP machines going. She said, 'her knees buckled...' Friends, I am telling you now, that just by sheer number/ percentage, and Sharon NOT LISTENING TO ME, she will probably fall again and again until she does major DAMAGE to herself, like breaking a hip or hitting her head on something harder!! And somehow, someway, people will think that I am somehow RESPONSIBLE! What do you do with a spouse that won't listen to you or the kind pastor who came over to visit and help us the other day?? I need your comments and thoughts, please.

Right now I want [and Sharon wants] me to go to the store and get some fresh fruit for her, but in the back of my mind, I will be thinking that Sharon will try to get up and walk around, even with her walker-- she could FALL DOWN AGAIN! If I sound upset-- it's because I am.

Tom Schuckman

What Kind Of Work Will God Give Me?


Q. In your current Feature Article you said God usually provides opportunities for us to meet our basic needs through the work we do, instead of meeting them directly. But what can we expect concerning this work? Should it be evident that He provides us a job that is both fulfilling and doesn’t hinder our [...]

Friday, July 23, 2010

Sharon has a compression fracture.

Hi Guys,
I just felt that I needed to share this fine lady's recipes, and it sounds so good that my mouth is watering....Ha! People like Mary Ann are the type of friends I love to 'hang out' with and read/ share blog sites and info. It also makes ME feel good inside to share something profitable and good.

On a sober note, the doctor visit yesterday and X-ray showed that Sharon indeed has a compression fracture in her lower back [L-2], and is in much pain again, but resting in her comfortable EZ chair watching TV, etc. She just happened to be correct this time in her own prognostication [analysis]. We believe this happened when she fell down AGAIN, a few days ago. Instead of fixing the 'blame' on herself or what ever, we just want her to rest and heal. A back surgeon called today and wanted to see her for possible surgery-- but Sharon still has a bad taste in her mouth of a back surgery gone wrong many years ago in Ohio that still gives he pain and grief. She emphatically told the surgeon NO! In this case, I have to respect Sharon's freedom and right to choose her own treatment, or lack, thereof.... If she doesn't want to go under the knife-- I will NOT force her.

Pastor George Schagel came over to our house yesterday to visit and offer his assistance [and pray for us-- or course], and I think that we all had a fruitful meeting with advice and help/ encouragement. He is the Senior Pastor of Union Grove Baptist church, not far from our humble hovel, and does a good job preaching and teaching in his Biblical, conservative, friendly church in the country-- and they have a Christian school, graded and high school that has a GREAT reputation for academic excellence, and biblical training! Sharon and I are both members of the church and have a good handful of friends... being there for a few years now.

Wow! It's all over the radio, TV and Inter-Net News about the floods and super rainfall in Central and S.E. Wisconsin last night and today!! Like 7 1/2 inches of rain last night, but our small country community was spared, from what I hear, even with a heavy rain storm, and my 100 year old house was build strong in the 'old days', when a 2 by 4 was actually a 2" by 4" ! Sunday is when my good son, Andy, says he can finish the paint and trim, and the only Sunny day that we will have in all this rain. Hey! I am NOT complaining about the rain... the farmers need it for the great stand of corn and Summer wheat, etc., crops, and my garden too.

I have a small cut one the sole of my left foot, and so I twisted my own ankle and hobble around, not being able to help my wife like I want to..... what a bummer. But I will heal soon enough. Soaked my foot in hot water and Epsom salt and it feel better already!

Bless all my friends and fellow servants of the Creator, God, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bless Robby Bohnen and his wife, Steve B and his wife, Barb, our pastor and extended church family, Carolyn, Penny and Robb Perez, etc.

Tom Schuckman
Jesus is my Lord and Savior, and Heaven is my Home.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Chicken and Vegetable Pasta

This dish will inspire compliments for its taste and colorful appearance. This is my favorite recipe from the book Quick Meals for Healthy Kids and Busy Parents. I serve this over egg noodles and my family loves it. I usually add more vegetables than the recipe calls for.... I just go by what looks good to me.

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup broccoli - chopped
1/2 cup onion - chopped
2 cloves garlic - minced
1 carrot - thinly sliced
1 celery stalk - thinly sliced
2 cups cooked chicken - cut up
16-oz. can chopped tomatoes
4 cups cooked pasta (any shape)
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon parsley - optional

In large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Stir-fry broccoli, onion, garlic, carrot, and celery. Add chicken and tomatoes. Cook until heated through, about 5 minutes.

While chicken is cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions.

Spoon chicken and vegetables over hot pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley, if desired.

Copyright: "1995 by Sandra K. Nissenberg, M.S., R.D., Margaret L. Bogle, Ph.D., R.D., and Audrey C. Wright, M.S., R.D."

Mexican Lasagna

The kids have always liked this one and it's freezer friendly. Just put it in the fridge to thaw overnight and bake as directed. I usually freeze this in the dish I bake in. Sometimes I'll line it with foil first so I can pop it out of the dish, wrap it, and seal in a zip-lock bag. Keeps my baking dishes free. Just remember... before thawing... be sure to unwrap and return to the original dish!

1 lb. ground turkey
1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 pkg. (1 1/8 oz.) taco seasoning

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Time to Rest.

Tom's Journal.

Well, the day didn't turn out as bad as I thought it would, and I will take my wife to her doctor tomorrow instead. Maybe, just maybe, all my friends, the nurses, etc., can now convince Sharon to use her walker ALL THE TIME, look straight ahead with her eyes wide open, and pay more attention to how she walks. But I have insisted that we communicate BETTER when ever she needs to go somewhere, walks some where, always carries a cell phone, and a whistle around her neck on a case she has another tumble. Her RN named Ann came over today and helped Sharon a lot, and Ann is very nice, polite and professional. Stuff like her always falling down and injuring her self really upsets and stresses me!

I still got a lot done today, like paying bills, buying more paint, some repairs and a few calls for help and assistance, and a repair man named Jay came over and installed a new furnace/ A/C motor today. We had a few minutes to chat about the DEFINED KJV BIBLE, and I gave him a free, medium sized copy today. I call that "seed planting." I could really use a full day off to 'recharge my battery.' I am so happy that my son, Andy, came over, unbeknownst to me, and almost finished the house painting-- but I was very surprised that we ran out of paint again! I bought another gallon today earlier, thinking that would finish the house, but we fell short again, and now we figure I need to buy 2 more gallons of BLUE paint, and one gallon of white trim paint- semi-gloss, and that will amount to $60 more ...HA! But the place looked so good that a guy running for Racine County Sheriff asked if he could plan his sign on my front lawn...LOL. But I first asked him "what flavor he was"... what party, and he said Republican..... so that was OK. Glad that some folks appreciate our good taste of 'Superman BLUE', and handiwork. So Andy thinks that we have about 90% of the house done, plus the white trim, and he will tackle that Sunday... if the river don't rise. In the mean time we will have rain for the next 3 days, in S.E. WI., and many parts of Wisconsin are having flooding problems-- but our old house is safe.

Now --- We all knew and thought of the distinct possibility of Mr. Obama shutting down all opposition to his agenda, and personal past, via the InterNet some day-- but now it looks like his 'machine' is already doing that, as the article below illustrates. I just want to say that many of my fellow Patriot/ Veteran, and Christian friends are right with me and behind me -- telling me that I am doing 'God's work' in sharing the Bible/ Gospel of Jesus Christ, and much good has been accomplished with my [almost] 800 Blog posts to date. What the current administration is doing is quite illegal by seizing Domains, Property, Blogs, Web Sites in good standing !! Jack Kinsella does a good job explaining what is happening, and how things could escalate and shut down Patriot and Christian Blogs/ Web sites. WHAT A LOSS OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY IN AMERICA! But... if you have a immoral porn site-- don't worry-- that's OK... according to the Gov't... Ha! Woe to them who are saying: 'Good is Bad-- and Bad is Good.' There will be a day of reckoning. God will repay. But can we just imagine what will happen after the Rapture comes, and the Tribulation begins... the Holy Spirit will be with drawn, and the only things that will drive people 'left behind' will be money, materialism, survival, and lust! People will look back at the Summer of 2010 as a Paradise, compared to the violent sewer they will be forced to live in!

But, in the mean time, Christians will just have to find a different mode/ vehicle, of sharing the Good News of the Gospel, and there are different ways that I can personally recommend-- but none as prolific as the InterNet.... sorry, folks. And for those who continue to pray for our national "leaders" in the USA, it sure seems to me that Satan has a death grip on those in high Gov't places... but that is my personal opinion.

Getting Sharon in the truck tomorrow should be a trick, but the truck holds/ carries my power scooter so that I can accompany her into her doctor's office. I sprung my right knee, sitting down the wrong way yesterday on the picnic bench, and hyper extended it. I think it will heal in a week or so, but getting up and down right now is a bummer. Many of my good friends and buddies are having health challenges too who are in their 60's and older, so we all groan together, and thank God for all His gentle mercies.
Thank you, Joe and Doris van der Mullen, for coming over so early and helping my wife get off the floor. I was trying most of the morning, but didn't have any success. My back is shot too-- but now I require my wife to wear her "Gait-Belt" so I can lift he if she falls or loses her balance.

Tom Schuckman
Jesus is Lord, and Heaven is my Home.

The Internet Obamanation

Posted: 21 Jul 2010 02:11 PM PDT

By Jack Kinsella. The Omega Letter The US federal government recently "took action" against several websites connected with movie streaming and peer-to-peer file sharing.What "taking action" means is that the federal government has ordered a free blogging platform taken down by its hosting provider on the grounds the website has a "history of abuse."In order to shut down the handful of 'offending'

Oh, What a Night.

Tom's Journal.

What a night-- and what a morning! My wife fell down AGAIN last night at 7:34PM and got bloodied. Then her back started hurting her and she got out of bed at 0230 hours and fell down again. I tried hard to get her up but her legs/ knees buckled and she fell again breaking the toilet tank cover. Remember that she fell this past Sunday right before church and hurt the temple/ side of her head-- blood all over the bathroom.

Question: Why is it that so many ladies have the "prideful women's foolish attitude mindset" when the husband makes himself available to help his spouse ?? Must be the way a person is raised, huh? Well, her Visiting Nurses RN, Ann, is here at the house now, and I will take Sharon back to see her doctor this very after noon. The air temp should be 85 degrees today, and I expected my son to finish the painting of the house too, when he gets out of work. Ahhh, so much for a peaceful retirement, for an old, disabled war horse, after 30 years on the AMC/ Chrysler assembly line.... LOL. I was dismayed to find out that I MUST check each and every piece of snail mail, even after retirement, because it just might be something important-- although 98% of the stuff I get is junk mail. Same with my computer and spam.

I like good cliches and axioms--- and Murphy's Laws[book]. "A parachute is like the human mind-- it only works when open." And, "If anything can go wrong-- it will."
But the book of Proverbs is the very best --of good, helpful, healthful sayings, IMO. If only all of us were taught to study God's Proverbs when we were young-- we might not have had to FALL DOWN SO OFTEN and get bloodied! But on the other hand, well trained soldiers STILL HAVE TO TASTE COMBAT AND BATTLE to be "baptized" properly. The Infantry cherish the CIB [Combat Infantry Badge], and Aviators are proud of their crew member wings and Air Medals. Just like at American Motors Corp., etc., they have a man called an inspector [quality control] who comes around with a hammer and chisel to try and break open my welds to "test" their strength . That has to be done to insure quality! They crash new cars off the assembly line on purpose to see where the weak spots are, so they can make better, safer cars and trucks.

For the past 6000 years, according to the Bible, mankind has been 'tested' as a "free moral agents" created by God. God does not test us, per say... but in the case of Job, God allowed the devil to 'touch' Job to see if Job would remain a true servant of Jehovah, the Father in Heaven. Yes, there is a difference! Here is where the real discernment comes into play, and many people are confused. Don't forget that we humans were born into this world of SIN-- as Adam 'totally blew the game' for all of us in the garden of Eden, and passed on sin to the whole world of mankind. If you need further response/ info -- just email me or comment, please. I only answer and publish comments from legit people who have a return address and a real name.

Some of us have to put up with more pain and trouble than others-- and this is a "test" too. Since we all will have some sort of calamity in our lives, death in the family, sickness, injuries, loss of job and home, finance challenges-- the bible says that NOTHING out of the ordinary will be sent our way that a human cannot survive-- known to man. What really matters is HOW WE WEATHER THE STORM! Personally, in my past life, I have failed miserably because I trusted in my own talents, inherent abilities and strength.... instead of humbling myself under the mighty hand of God [the Holy Spirit-- especially]. Maybe you can learn from some of MY mistakes and spare yourselves the pain and sorrow or being proud and haughty, or too independent. Satan loves to promote Womens' Lib, Racism, Nationalism, Socialism, PRIDE and materialism! The humble servant of God is NOT A WIMP or sissy, but a well trained, smart, wise, brave Christian soldier! Soldiers WILL FALL sometimes-- but they always get up again to fight and defend! We will continue to make mistakes and sin [not on purpose] but we KNOW FOR SURE WHERE WE ARE GOING WHEN WE DIE [or get Raptured]. That is a good, smart, encouraging thought when we are facing the 'giants' of illness and pain.
I have heard too many times--- people who are worried, concerned and confused that their sins are 'too bad' for them to go to heaven-- and that is totally WRONG! Jesus died for ALL MANKIND and Salvation is for every human on earth IF THEY ACCEPT JESUS AS THEIR PERSONAL LORD AND SAVIOR!! Get it? This may sound too 'simplistic', but it's the Word of God! Reject Christ and you lose out BIG TIME-- and hell is a real place of torment according to Jesus own words. What ever your problems are, or sins-- the Bible says that all can be forgiven, past, present and future, and the HOLY SPIRIT can and will help you "put on the new man [personality that is pleasing to God]." Ponder on this fact -- but don't sit on the fence and wonder about it too long, friends. I need the HOLY SPIRIT every day too to deal with my own crisis and struggles.

Thank you all for your prayers and support/ comments, in regards to my wife and I.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


Tom's Journal.

[I just tried to post another item-- new post, on "Howard and Piven"-- the 2 Socialists who set up the frame work [ACORN,etc.] for destroying America, by flooding the welfare rolls, etc.... and my Blog set up went ka-bloey! This is NOT a co-incidence -- it was FOUL PLAY!! WE ought to know right now WHO is pulling the strings.... Good bye America...]

Hi Folks,
I just knew that this would be a crowd pleaser--- with expected many comments to boot!
Many of us Christians always had a 'gut feeling' about UFO's,. etc., but we just didn't know how to put it into words. Now we have an answer to the 'New Agers" goofy, ungodly beliefs. Jesus is the ONLY way to Salvation and heaven! Don't forget that. If you are searching for answers in life to your problems-- look more intently into God's own Word -- the BIBLE. Do not be misled, especially now in these perilous End Times!

Tom Schuckman

A Phenomenon We Can't Ignore
by Heidi Swander
July 20, 2010

When I returned to the office after my vacation a few weeks ago, I walked in excited, carrying a movie I had viewed over the break. I said, "Jan, you've got to watch this! You're really going to like it. It's just what you've been looking for!" I kept up the enthusiasm until finally, Jan took the 85 minutes necessary to watch it. The movie was Unidentified, a thought-provoking dramatic film by producer and director Rich Christiano (whom Jan just interviewed this past weekend.) The DVD not only provides a balanced perspective of the UFO phenomenon, but also challenges viewers to consider life's most important question -- the destiny of their souls.

Olive Tree Ministries has wanted to find some product to present to ministry followers that would factually address this topic, but also one that wouldn't be viewed as fringe. That's a tough assignment because there are so many hoaxes and so much on this subject has been appropriately viewed as extreme. We did carry Chuck Missler's excellent book Alien Encounters for a time. It generated quite a bit of interest -- and some scorn. (I guess that's to be expected, even though Chuck's thesis included many facts, scholarly quotes, and scripture references that are difficult to refute.) But Unidentified, I felt, was just the ticket! A movie that was entertaining, inspirational and educational. There were a respectable number of intriguing facts behind the phenomenon sprinkled throughout the movie.

In the bonus feature, A Special Message From the Director Rich says, "A lot of people ask me if I believe in UFOs. I don't believe in aliens -- not even for a second. I do think it's demonic."

Many Bible and science scholars agree with Rich's conclusion. In his aforementioned book, Chuck Missler explains, "A number of UFO researchers have concluded that modern-day aliens may very well be the modern-day equivalent of fallen angels or demonic entities. Dr. Pierre Guerin, a well-known UFO researcher in the 1960s and 1970s, examined the nature and activities of aliens and concluded, 'UFO behavior is more akin to magic than to physics as we know it . . . the modern UFOnauts and the demons of past days are probably identical.'"

In the book, The Kingdom of the Occult, Dr. Walter Martin, with Jill Martin Rische and Kurt Van Gordon, say, "Christians may not have ready answers to every question about UFO sightings, but in the face of extraterrestrial doctrine, no question remains as to the source of their messages. They are driven by spiritual beings opposed to God's truth and thus, demonic in nature." Walter Martin is considered to be a world authority on cults and the occult and was the original "Bible Answerman" of the Christian Research Institute. He passed away in 1989 leaving a big hole in the world of apologetics.

This, in a nutshell, is what we at Olive Tree Ministries yearn to effectively communicate: These unexplainable incidents are demonic, end-time phenomena that are growing more pronounced concurrently with other signs of the coming Tribulation we see. There may be many hoaxes, experiences, and sightings that can be explained away, but there are a percentage of these that cannot be casually dismissed.

In his book, Dr. Martin eloquently states, "The Christian church simply cannot ignore the UFO subject any longer. . . Responsible Christian theologians, including the late C.S. Lewis, [also] called attention to the fact that it has tremendous implications for the Christian church." If what Dr. Martin says is true then we cannot -- we must not -- dismiss these phenomena out-of-hand any more. But what are the implications that we "simply cannot ignore?"

Chuck Missler explains. "One of the unexpected aspects of the 20th-century UFO phenomenon is that it has been embraced as a source of religious inspiration by more than 10,000 groups in a movement called the 'New Age.' . . . Although the New Age movement is a loose network of independent organizations, they share a number of common doctrines including: The belief in a central spirit being known as 'the Source' or 'the God of Force' [note shades of Daniel 11:38, which is an obvious reference to the antichrist], the belief in the god within, the divinity of man, the law of rebirth (reincarnation), the belief that Jesus and the Christ consciousness are two separate entities and that the Christ is an office rather than a man." Is this sounding familiar? Read on.

According to Doug Potter, author of the white paper "UFOs, ETs and the New Age: A Christian Perspective" that was presented at the 1997 National Conference on Apologetics, Cults and Other Religions, "Many people, even Christian teenagers, get hooked into the New Age movement as a result of their interest in the possibility of UFOs and ETs." And then he asks this searing question: "What is the Christian response to the New Age and the possibility of alien life?"

So you see, just as Dr. Martin challenged, we, as Christians, simply cannot ignore this subject or scoff at it any longer. Many who have close contact with a UFO or its inhabitants, adopt new and dangerous belief systems. It is another deception of the enemy -- much more, really -- that is drawing souls eternally away from the Truth, Jesus Christ. And the refusal of the church at large to even become acquainted with the valid aspects of this phenomenon means that it's open season for Satan and his minions on thousands of souls that the Body of Christ writes off as quacks and walks away from. These are souls for whom Jesus died.

The Bible admonishes us to "always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you" (I Peter 3:15). Might this include being ready to engage in a meaningful, educated discussion with someone who has been deceived by the "prince of the power of the air," who has been taken in by his wiles through a demonic UFO experience?

When the 85 minutes were over, Jan and Gail (our administrative assistant) both sat back in awe, and Jan said, "This movie has everything going for it!" High praise from Jan Markell. I hope you'll check out the movie with an open mind and heart. You'll find believable characters who honestly explore this issue, and some whose lives are eternally changed as a result. It is conservative, non-sensational, and believable. It packs an end-time punch in a cautious way and is a great evangelistic tool.

**If you're still skeptical, then listen to Jan's interview of Rich Christiano from Saturday, July 17, hour one, at "Radio Archives." Also, visit the Spiritual Deception area of our Web site.
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Monday, July 19, 2010

The Rapture Paradox.

Tom's Journal.

Stuff like this, by Terry James, is so encouraging to me and other real, biblical Christians! And it answers many questions that are common, normal and logical. The old recruiting jiggle: 'Be all you can be-- in the Army' --sounds cool, but for Christians who are age 18 or older/ younger could just as well say: 'Preach and Share all you can share--if you really love your neighbor!' Because that's the real crux of the balance of the time we have left. What ever that time left is--we can use it wisely to SHARE the Gospel, distribute small tracts and Bibles, and direct honest hearted people to a Bible teaching church near by-- if possible. The more you do this service to God-- the easier and more joyful it becomes. I hardly ever get a rejection, and I am a big, old, over weight man with a gray beard riding in a power scooter!

You may ask as you have the right to.... 'then why am I hiring my son, Andy, to paint my old 100 year old house the pretty color BLUE ?' And I would tell you that we have to exist on earth and bring honor and glory to the Lord,and to set a good example, so that no person can say we are wayward bums or animals-- and our appearance and dwelling ought to bring honor on the Lord, IMHO. We must walk orderly so as not to bring reproach or shame on Jesus' name-- and we are His servants-- witnesses on earth. Again, balance is the key, and now I am tapped out of money for a while...LOL. WE can be poor,yet still effective, well dressed and keep up our dwelling to the best of our ability--without putting on the dog and competing with the "Jones.'" I am certainly NOT rich man in the material sense-- yet there are too many 'Christians' who are materialistic!

But our Victory Garden is starting to yield cukes and zucchini, finally, as I picked some today, and weeded and watered it. These are our simple treasures-- and if we die or get raptured, my kids can have everything that is left, and I recently told them that-- and where things are hidden,and Wills and Paper drawn up. I pray too that they will not be 'Left Behind' and now it's up to them.

But if we EVER start to think that God's ways and the Rapture and being left behind are unfair [perish the thought], just consider how much warnings His servants and saints have given everyone in the world -- even when our Christian missionaries are tortured and killed by Muslims and Hindu people, as the article points out. I still find it all incredible that Europe is crumbling and being systematically 'absorbed' by the Muslims. And the Socialist 'powers that be' in the WH are just standing around with their fingers in their ears...Ha! But all the conservative Christians in the know pretty much expected that to happen, right?
I am not speaking as to the religious aspect that our Gov't ignores-- but the murders and tortures of innocent people, and Right to Life!

One more thing... as I was listening to 'CROSS TALK' on Christian radio today, 107.7 FM, Milwaukee, driving home from the store, I heard the talk show person say, 'good things about Glen Beck, and Mormons-- that they were hard, honest workers, with stout hearts, etc., but their rendering of the Gospel is NOT THE SAME AS REAL CHRISTIANS!' And just like there are fine, sweet, "good" Buddhist people who we like very much-- doesn't mean they have embraced the truth of the Bible, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and He alone is the way to salvation! There is only ONE WAY TO SALVATION AND HEAVEN-- Jesus Christ!! Anyone thinking or preaching differently is dangerous and dead wrong! And being hamstrung by the term, "politically correct" is just another liberally, Progressive scam to muzzle our righteous mouths in sharing the true Word of God, and telling the Truth!


The Rapture Paradox

Posted: 19 Jul 2010 07:53 AM PDT

By Terry James Rapture Ready A woman from the Netherlands who is a frequent visitor to Rapture Ready proposed we address a troubling thought she lives with as a Christian. It is a paradox I believe many Christians who look for Christ to come for believers in the rapture have considered, at least to some extent.The writer sent an article about the growing Islamic population in Europe and the