Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pray for the Homeless Combat Veterans.

<<<< The Milwaukee VA Hospital.

This is bone chilling. Please forward it to everyone on your mailing list. It is worth the time.

No worries today, mate? Well, that's good to hear... but I had a short brush with hard times [as I tell my story once in a while-- NOT bragging, either] in the Winter of 1994-95 shortly before I got called back to work at Chrysler in Wisconsin, and it was like having a contagious disease like leprosy where no one wants to know you. That was when I truly found the Lord Jesus Christ, kneeling on the floor of my rented one room crawling with bugs. I only had 2 friends at that time: GOD and the VA.

The reason I think this subject is timely is that I believe that many nations including ours will experience much harder times in the very near future.. no matter who gets elected in 2 days!! Yes! We are that deep in debt, stabbed in the back, sold down the river by the "One World Gov't Globalists" and many of them in Congress!! I actually HOPE THAT I AM WRONG-- but everything and every honest research/ study points to the negative. Real, Biblical Christians have something special working for them: GRACE from the Lord God. So what ever comes down the pike-- we have that hope and trust from God, that He will keep His promise to us.

Sharon is doing well enough at the nursing home-- as I saw her again today after church, and I brought her fresh strawberries that she loved to pieces. I suppose that others must envy her having a good hubby to take care of her. I may hire an attorney to look into the "other" nursing home [Grand Prairie Rehab- Kenosha, WI] that neglected to give her the necessary medicine that messed her up royal-- and then they tried to lie out of it. Her own doctor told her to take action.

I told her, and many others NOT to be surprised if the Gov't, State and the VA cut services and health benefits after 1-1-2011, and many employers too. I am NOT a rich man-- and all of us except the very rich will prob. suffer--- BEWARE and BE READY! Ya know, Christian friends-- it would certainly behoove us to start planning ahead right now, stocking up and get into NETWORKING. You don't want to wait until the tornado or hurricane is upon you! Your neighbors may have something that you need-- and visa versa. But DON'T TELL EVERYONE WHAT YOU'VE GOT IN YOUR HOUSE, and only talk to people you trust with your life. In fact, I am going to mention this very thing at church-- to a few friends, just for starters. Tell me what you think about this, or how you might go about doing it, please.


This is pretty interesting/depressing and may make you angry. It was on "60 Minutes" last Sunday, but I didn't see it. However, a friend sent me this CBS link. We have a smaller "Stand Down" here in Chicago every late summer. I worked it a few years, but haven't been able to in a while. Back then, they were mostly Vietnam Vets.
Lammie Chicago Viet vet

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Grace and Guilt.

Tom's Journal.

The article below is a deep one, but I learned something good and valuable in college... "repetition is the mother of retention." However, when planting something of the Bible in our brains and hearts--IMHO, the Holy Spirit is needed to help us understand. And then-- what good is "head knowledge" if the heart is not transformed into a more godly, Christ like organ?? It's true that we CAN BE SAVED-- but what will we do with something that great-- hide it under a bushel basket, or let our light shine for others to benefit by? And I have heard pastors give feeble attempts to explain what GRACE is all about, but they fell short and lacked the English verbal aptitude-- and other people told me the same thing [and I have been in so many different churches..]. It's true that we don't all have the same 'gifts' and abilities, but how can spiritual leaders fail at something so important as this|?

Perhaps we just live in a very LAZY generation in the year 2010 where the majority of folks are functionally illiterate where the most important thing is gratuitous, selfish, greedy, pleasure. "Lovers of themselves rather than lovers of God."

I would really like to talk about something more joyous and happy! I don't have anything to complain about today and my wife sounds OK, PTL. But I think it's going to be a long, cold, lonely Winter for me, and I liked the Summer too much as it was more gentle on my bones and joints. I ended up turning the heat on yesterday for the first time this year-- and I though: 'Why should I get sick and uncomfortable?' But now I need to dig out my warmer Winter clothes and deliver some to my wife too. And I was thinking that from now on I don't need to eat big meals-- but just a normal serving of foods and more fresh apples and other fruits for snacks.

Yesterday, I posted some scary news about the new obama-care "health bill" that showers us with new nasty hidden taxes that will knock most of us to our knees-- but I figure that SOMETHING will be done in the near future so that riots in the streets don't happen.... Ha! The Republicans were so smart NOT to get suckered into voting for that monstrosity/ Frankenstein bill !! I personally envision things in America [and the world] getting much worse in the next 6 months-- but somehow we will survive in the USA, even if we have to eat less and tighten our belts. Death and misery go on, but true Christians have a very LARGE helper-- the Holy Spirit ---and God's GRACE! And that's worth more than all the tea in China.

I am trying to think of a way to get my wife to some closer church on Sundays, but perhaps I just ought to share Sunday services with her and a short bible study. Some folks see Sunday worship and church as something tedious and boring-- but real Christian understand the need to get together for prayer and encouragement.


Grace and Guilt

Posted: 29 Oct 2010 07:12 PM PDT

By Jack Kinsella The Omega Letter Grace is one of those Divine topics that is so deep and wide and endless that there can never been enough said about it. It is so complex in its simplicity that a full understanding of it probably cannot be had this side of heaven.Grace is easier to define by what it is not than by what it is. Grace is not mercy or love. In Ephesians 2:4-6 three doctrines are

Friday, October 29, 2010

New Taxes on 1-1-2011.

Tom's Journal.

this says an awful lot. vote-vote-vote

After reading what is in store for us [BELOW], I wonder how many will admit that they voted for Democrats in the House, the Senate, and the Presidency !

Everyone makes mistakes. Without looking back, we need to correct the errors of the past and restore what is being taken away from us by a government that no longer responds to their constituents.

There's a lot of info. here, be sure to read it all to see how many ways this will touch you in the new year. It's kinda long. A CPA we know spends her summers boning up on the upcoming tax season. She says that this will be the biggest change we'll see in our lifetime. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In just three months, on January 1, 2011, some of the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect.

They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves.

January 1, 2011, here's what happens... (read it to the end, so you see all three waves)...

First Wave:

Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief

In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for
investors, small business owners, and families.

These will all expire on January 1, 2011.

Personal income tax rates will rise.

The top
income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed).

lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent.

All the rates in
between will also rise.

Itemized deductions and personal exemptions
will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as higher marginal tax rates.

The full list of marginal rate hikes is below:

  • The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%

  • The 25% bracket rises to 28%

  • The 28% bracket rises to 31%

  • The 33% bracket rises to 36%

  • The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%

Higher taxes on marriage and family.

"marriage penalty" (narrower tax brackets for married couples) will return from the first dollar of income.

The child tax
credit will be cut in half from $1000 to $500 per child.

standard deduction will no longer be doubled for married couples relative to the single level.

The dependent care and adoption tax credits
will be cut.

The return of the Death Tax.

This year only, there is no death tax. (It's a quirk!) For those dying on or after January 1, 2011, there is a 55 percent top death tax rate on estates over $1 million. A person leaving behind two homes, a business, a retirement
account, could easily pass along a death tax bill to their loved ones. Think of the farmers who don't make much money, but their land, which they purchased years ago with after-tax dollars, is now worth a lot of money. Their children will have to sell the farm, which may be their livelihood, just to pay the estate tax if they don't have the cash sitting around to pay the tax. Think about your own family's assets. Maybe your family owns real estate, or a business that doesn't make much money, but the building and equipment are worth $1 million. Upon their death, you can inherit the $1 million business tax free, but if they own a home, stock, cash worth $500K on top of the $1 million business, then you will owe the government $275,000 cash! That's 55% of the value of the assets over $1 million! Do you have that kind of cash sitting around waiting to pay the estate tax?

Higher tax rates on savers and investors.

The capital gains tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 20 percent in

The dividends tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 39.6
percent in 2011.

These rates will rise another 3.8 percent in 2013.

Second Wave:

There are over twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare. Several will first go into effect on
January 1, 2011. They include:

The "Medicine Cabinet Tax"

Thanks to Obamacare, Americans will no longer be able to use health
savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin).

The "Special Needs Kids Tax"

This provision of Obamacare imposes a cap on flexible spending accounts (FSAs)
of $2500 (Currently, there is no federal government limit). There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.

There are
thousands of families with special needs children in the United States , and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.

Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children
in Washington , D.C.
( National Child Research Center ) can easily exceed $14,000 per year.

Under tax rules, FSA dollars can not be used to pay for this type of special
needs education.

The HSA (Health Savings Account) Withdrawal Tax Hike.

This provision of Obamacare increases the additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals
from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAs and other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

Third Wave:

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and Employer Tax Hikes

When Americans prepare to file their tax returns in January of 2011,
they'll be in for a nasty surprise-the AMT won't be held harmless, and many tax relief provisions will have expired.

The major items include:

The AMT will ensnare over 28 million families, up from 4 million last year.

According to the left-leaning Tax Policy Center , Congress' failure to index the AMT will lead to
an explosion of AMT taxpaying families-rising from 4 million last year to 28.5 million. These families will have to calculate their tax burdens twice, and pay taxes at the higher level. The AMT was created in 1969 to ensnare a handful of taxpayers.

Small business expensing will be slashed and 50% expensing will disappear.

Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or
"depreciate") equipment purchases up to $250,000.

will be cut all the way down to $25,000. Larger businesses can currently expense half of their purchases of equipment.

In January of 2011,
all of it will have to be "depreciated."

Taxes will be raised on all types of businesses.

There are literally scores of tax hikes on business that will take
place. The biggest is the loss of the "research and experimentation tax credit," but there are many, many others. Combining high marginal tax rates with the loss of this tax relief will cost jobs.

Tax Benefits for Education and Teaching Reduced.

The deduction for tuition and fees will not be available.

Tax credits
for education will be limited.

Teachers will no longer be able to
deduct classroom expenses.

Coverdell Education Savings Accounts
will be cut.

Employer-provided educational assistance is

The student loan interest deduction will be disallowed
for hundreds of thousands of families.

Charitable Contributions from IRAs no longer allowed.

Under current law, a retired person with an IRA can contribute up to
$100,000 per year directly to a charity from their IRA.

contribution also counts toward an annual "required minimum distribution." This ability will no longer be there.

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Now, your insurance will be INCOME on your W2's!

One of the surprises we'll find come next year, is what follows - - a little "surprise" that 99% of us had no idea was included in the "new and improved" healthcare legislation . . . the dupes, er, dopes, who backed this administration will be astonished!

Starting in 2011, (next year folks), your W-2 tax form sent by your employer will be increased to show the value of whatever health insurance you are given by the company. It does not matter if that's a private concern or governmental body of some sort.

If you're retired? So what... your gross will go up by the amount of insurance you get.

You will be required to pay taxes on a large sum of money that you have never seen. Take your tax form you just finished and see what $15,000 or $20,000 additional gross does to your tax debt. That's what you'll pay next year.

For many, it also puts you into a new higher bracket so it's even worse.

This is how the government is going to buy insurance for the15% that don't have insurance and it's only part of the tax increases.

Not believing this??? Here is a research of the summaries.....

as modified by sec. 10901) Sec.9002 "requires employers to include in the W-2 form of each employee the aggregate cost of applicable employer sponsored group health coverage that is excludable from the employees gross income."

- Joan Pryde is the senior tax editor for the Kiplinger letters.
- Go to Kiplingers and read about 13 tax changes that could affect you. Number 3 is what is above.

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People have the right to know the truth because an election is coming in November!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Who let the dogs out?

<<< Tom teaching the 'Father and son' banquet and get together' at church how to throw tomahawks-- 2 Saturdays ago.


Maybe I am trying to prove some goofy point to myself-- but I decided not to turn on the heat in the house until November... lol. But heck-- I know how to dress warm and insulate myself-- Army trained! Women could EASILY do the same by putting on 2 T-shirts underneath, but they just WON'T....Ha! OK now, let's just keep this "secret" to ourselves-- so we can continue to hear them complain about being cold. But if Sharon were here with me at home, I would make it comfortable for her, of course. But my electric bill was cut in half for the first time in YEARS since I've been alone without Sharon with me.

I forgot that I took off the dog's 'choke chain' collar a few days ago, and then put him in the truck today to see Sharon, so when I went in the back seat to hook up his lead [leash] there was nothing to hook up to. So I took a camo kerchief and tied it around his neck and tied the leather lead to it, and it all worked out OK, until I got to the nursing home Mess Hall [dining room] and Deuce got so excited to see Sharon that he slipped the collar! So the nurses and staff corral-ed Deuce and they got him all hooked up again. The head staffing lady asked me nicely to bring in Deuce's current shot record, so I will collect that from the Veterinarian tomorrow, for sure. I can't find the hound's purple 'Service Animal' vest to ID him.... so I should look into getting another one to make him look official-- which he earned. Deuce is a darn good "Therapy Animal" too and he just lift's the spirits of all who come in contact with him. Deuce likes me well enough, but Sharon is the LOVE of his life.

I just now figured out why Sharon's nursing home has such high Security with 'controlled doors/ entrance/ exit... Some of the patients there suffer from being disoriented and dementia, etc., and that street has high and speedy traffic! Ah...ha! Because the neighborhood isn't that bad... so go figure. And who wants a big law suit these days for being legally negligent?

Well, folks, can't you just feel the steady flow of electricity before the election-- and the high probability of CORRUPTION AND CHEATING at the polling places?? And how about the bungling of our military people not getting their votes counted for various stupid reasons -- and we all know that 2/3's of them always lean toward the conservative/ Republican side.... duh. Glenn Beck and Fox News are right about a lot of things like cover-ups, corruption and cheating. But we must always remember that God allows many things to happen for a reason, and no one can thwart Divine His Will and Purpose! I just found a 'hidden box' full of Bible tracts, pamphlets and small books today, while looking for something else. It was a gold mine for my sorry eyes, and one book called, |"HEAVEN ....God's answers for your every need" ~by Randy Alcorn. But I don't care for his choice of the New Living Translation --Bible. However, he has posted many 'proof texts'/ scriptures for every subject he talks about, and I can go to my own KJV Bible to research them. So I am a happy camper today, and I thought I'd pass this on.

My buddy, Bob Gibson, who also served in Vietnam with the Australian Army just had a Cardiac procedure a few days ago and he is doing well. Pray for Bob and his family and give thanks! I have friends like him all over the WORLD and it's nice to keep in contact with each other for info and encouragement.
The air temp here is 41 degrees F. at 9:47PM-- S.E. WI. I just posted some new pix I got developed today and will include a few.

Tom, and Deuce, the 'Rotty.'

Will The Church See The Anti-Christ?


Q. I am just wondering, do you think that we will have an insight or know who the anti-Christ is before the rapture? There are many speculations on who and where the anti-Christ will come from. Some say he will be of Roman descent, and others say he will be from the Mid East. I [...]

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WH Wrath.

Tom's Journal.

Sorry to say, my own human 'wisdom' and 'knowledge' spoils my human "predictions" of sorts, time after time. OK, I believe 100% in my heavenly Father and His Word, the Bible, but when some things don't add up in my puny, human mind-- sometimes I speculate 'when and how' things might come about/ happen, and that's where I go wrong--- and I need to be more patient. According to the book of Romans ~ by Paul, we are born into Adamic sin and imperfection, plus the devil has a 'vested interest' in us from the start. The Holy Spirit and the Word are more mighty-- but we still have to fight the fight day after day, IMHO. Where is all this leading?? Well, I am just trying to figure out how and approximately when something will set off the coming war between God's chosen people, Israel-- and the hateful, pagan Muslim nations who want to destroy her completely. And just GUESS WHO IS ON THEIR SIDE AND LIVES IN THE WH??

The victorious Allies after WW-2 gave the Jews their own land back to them that the Lord gave them thousands of years ago-- that's right, the God of the Bible! The people of Israel never tried nor wanted to expand their portion of God given land
/ State of Israel, and what a tiny, small country! Doesn't Egypt and other neighboring countries have enough land to spare the Palestinians adequate living space?? After all, are they not all of the Arab/ Muslim BROTHERHOOD? And why can't the Liberals-Progressives understand that the PA and other Muslims are constantly lobbing rockets at the Jews-- and they are just protecting their homeland and people? This is not rocket science.

Anyway, anyone can see who is behind the curtain pulling the corrupt, sinister levers and pushing the buttons-- and now we learn that he is just waiting until the Mid-term elections are over so he can twist Israel's arm some more and divide that country and it's security. My biggest connection with Israel is Bible related, and there is no way I would vote against or wish harm on God's people in Israel! Just thought you all might want to know that. Where do YOU stand on this issue?
You see, the Liberals fall short of so many 'litmus tests' IMO, that any good is far out weighed by their evil --and abandonment of Bible principles from the get go. The 'other side' may not be that much better-- but if they stand up for "Life" of the unborn, true Freedom of Speech and Religion, 2nd Amendments, stop the stupid spending and borrowing, etc., they have MY vote... and that's just for starters.

Of course the "GIVEN" is that [I'm afraid-- Sorry] that the entire world including the USA is headed for much worse times, and HYPER-Inflation, economic ruin and revolt, perhaps, and after Israel wins this next war-- the Rapture should come, as I often post on this humble Blog site.
Now... I don't know how many of you like to gamble --or just sit on the fence with a "wait and see" attitude, but I like to put/ invest my money on a 'sure thing' -- God's Word and promise. His track record is PERFECT! The term "devil" actually means, 'Slanderer/ Liar.' Place your bet, friends. Who then is your real 'FATHER?' I pick Jesus, as Lord and Savior.

Sharon is happy today with her cell phone working so much better with a new free replacement battery, and her Toshiba Notebook now works well and she has InterNet capabilities after she got that component/ attachment for $30 in the mail!! I plan to see her again tomorrow, and the dog will come with me with his own "Service Animal" vest.


See Where Obama's Wrath Is Headed After Midterms

Posted: 27 Oct 2010 09:40 AM PDT

By Aaron Klein WorldNetDaily White House officials told the Palestinians that President Obama is waiting until after the Nov. 2 midterm elections to press Israel harder for a deal to create a Palestinian state, a senior Palestinian Authority official told WND.The PA official said Obama believes pressure against Israel now could have a negative impact for Democrats in local elections, including in

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Big Time Wind in WI.

Tom's Journal.

I deleted the post mentioned below that had to do with the "probability of what language Jesus spoke while on earth" from my Blog list, for a number of reasons. 2nd Timothy 2:23 says, "But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes." ~KJV. And there is also solid teaching why Paul did not welcome women as teachers/ pastors in the Christian Church, also found in Timothy. Another translation says, "Shun foolish questionings."

There are some old friends with sharp, well studied, Christian minds and hearts who are kind enough to pull me out of a meaningless time consuming fight/ quick sand-- wasting precious time in these 'Last Days' of wickedness on earth before the Rapture... and I think too often about how crazed and blood thirsty the devil and his demons must be, bringing every type of trap, snare, road block and impediment just a little while longer until the Lord claims His Bride-- up, up and away-- to HEAVEN! Satan wants to poison as many wells, minds and hearts as he can before the Lord comes! And don't we know too many people who just love to drag others down into their own swamp of evil, poison, wickedness, and hard-hearted mischief and despair! Satan is the father of the LIE! That is why I keep pounding my drum: 'STAY AWAKE and FINISH THE COURSE!' In ancient Israel, if the temple guards were caught sleeping, the captain of the guard would have them stripped and chased though the streets with men carrying sticks! That's why scripture says, 'Keep your clothes!' The Inter Net can be either a master or slave-- something to help share the Gospel, Christian love, encouragement -- or more mischief and sin. I don't get into all these time consuming farm games, etc., but I am not demonizing them either. But if we can do one-- why not the other?

How many of us have lived a fantastic, adventurous, scary life, even intense combat and war
, painful, near death accidents, or just constant HARD WORK?? Many of us feel that we OUGHT TO HAVE A BREAK-- a long rest, after working all our lives, paying taxes and sacrificing to help our families, etc. But this is NOT the time to slack off-- this is the time to hang on, study/ read the Bible daily-- go to a good Bible preaching/ believing church and share the Gospel with as many as we can! Pray and Practice for those special opportunities to present themselves of sharing the Gospel, and then DO IT! Have the guts to take a chance and TELL THE TRUTH of the Gospel, even if it's 'politically incorrect !' And yes, Biblical Christians probably will be finally censored and forbidden to practice their 1st Amendment Rights-- Freedom of Speech, as things get worse in America.... and I don't care who gets in office-- the Bible says that we will suffer some persecution. Sharon and I WILL VOTE ON NOVEMBER 2nd, come wind or high water, and it just may be [again] the 'lessor of two evils.' If the right people, conservative, God-fearing, Constitution respecting get in-- we just might have some peace and quiet enough to share the 'Good News' of the Gospel, for a while.

Sorry to be the bearer of sad and troubling news, but... financial experts still predict that America will most likely suffer DOUBLE DIGIT HYPER INFLATION in the next 6 months, or less, no matter who is in office/ Congress. While both political parties are playing the "blame game", America-- and the world will be going down the tube-- fast and deadly. Any person with an average IQ KNOWS that at a certain point, a person, family, State, or Country cannot remain SOLVENT anymore, if they continue wild spending and borrowing-- and that goes for once great nations--like AMERICA. Duh... Do we all know how a check book works? Don't we understand what Credit Cards and Compound Interest is all about?? The 'Rule of 72 ?' The Milwaukee VA called me the other night and informed me that some of the services now accorded me will be REDUCED, and there is nothing I and other disabled Veterans can do about it! Nothing is too sacred for this liberal, Socialist Gov't to rip off the Veterans who ought to be protected-- especially when they are DISABLED! But this is only the beginning, folks. The first place slick Willy Clinton went to cut benefits was the VA system! And the beat goes on.

Can't you just feel the uneasy, nervous fear, hostility that runs like an electric under-current in our society-- in our everyday life right now? Road rage in Wisconsin and inconsiderate, hostile driving is the norm, and that's one of the reasons I sold my big 6 cylinder Goldwing motorcycle 2 years ago, and I've been biking all my adult life-- to and from work to save gasoline.
Christians will suffer too-- but they have a reliable "Shelter" and "Place of Refuge" -- Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior. But we should have been following the Bible's wise advice/ council too: Pay off/ down our debts and learn to live frugal.

I took Sharon out for lunch again today at noon, and then home for a while, but we had to be back at 4PM-- Woodstock Nursing Home rules... I took Deuce, the Rottweiler, in the truck and he got a hamburger [plain] too in the back seat of our Dodge 4 by 4. We both needed hugs and kisses to charge up our batteries, and Sharon took more clothes with her and got a new cell phone battery-- still under warranty. So even with the destructive high winds in WI, we still had a very good fruitful day. PTL.

Warm Regards,

These are my thoughts on what language Jesus spoke. Jesus could speak what ever language He needed to get His message across. He probably did not speak English because there were no English speaking people to speak English to. I believe Jesus spoke in tongues, that is to say, that when He spoke, everyone understood Him in their own language regardless of where they were from. Any attempt to pin Jesus down to one language is stupid and pointless since we weren't there. The people who want to or feel they need to pin Jesus down to one particular language are the people who are trying to change the Bible to fit their translation or needs. They want to say,"This is what Jesus really said." or "This is what Jesus really meant." , when ,in fact, we know what Jesus said because we have it written down for us in God's inspired word. We have everything we need to live a holy life. Arguments such as this are used to cast dispersion on the Bible and to cloud the minds of true believers. muslims love this sort of arguments and will jump on it in an attempt to create doubt while they press their islamic (no capital letters for pagan infidels) agenda. Heck, there is a muslim site attached to your e-mail calling for glory to allah. This argument is just another attack on the Bible from a different angle. Tom, don't get caught up in these endless, inane disputes. They are not worth worrying about. Stay on course, stick to the Bible (KJV).
On a lighter note say hi to Sharon and tell her we love her and that she is in our prayers. You both are on our prayer list at church. Take care brother and don't let those yahoos steer you wrong.

Steve B.

On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 12:28 PM, Thomas G. Schuckman <> wrote:

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cold, super windy weather coming.

Tom's Journal.

Can you get a load of this dog pile?? Ha! How biblically illiterate can these so-called religious leaders get by saying that Christ Nullified God's Promises to the Jews? God judges individuals instead of countries and groups, of course, the the leaders of this particular religion will surely bare a great responsibility if they don't set matters straight, and soon. Actually, this 'news' doesn't bother me, personally, so much, because I KNOW that I am saved by the blood of Christ-- but so many folks will just take this as 'Gospel' without even cracking open the Bible, and remaining IGNORANT WILL COOK THEIR GOOSE! I am afraid that their are certainly plenty of ignorant, false, plastic Baptists and Protestants too.... just for the record. And the problem I have is that this grand BOOK is mostly written on a 5th grade level !! I even have some very fine audio/ listening CD's that are so well vocalized and EZ to listen too--- ask me for that web address.

I guess that Wisconsin will be getting some very wet and WINDY weather starting tomorrow afternoon coming in from Canada. It's that time of the year, and I only hope I can get things cleaned up in time for the snow this year. I need to bring a few more things to Sharon in the morning and need to make a list -- 'short pencil better than long memory'...Ha!

I am still learning how to cook for one man-- ME-- but I like to make enough for 2 days so I don't have to clean up the dirty dishes too often. I also eat 2 apples a day and other fruit.

Catholic Church: Christ Nullified God's Promises to the Jews

Posted: 24 Oct 2010 11:27 AM PDT

By Dr. David Hocking Hope for Today by Ryan Jones (Israel Today)A Catholic synod called at the Vatican to address the rising persecution of Christian in the Middle East wrapped up on Saturday with a joint statement that focused a lot of attention on demanding Israel end its “occupation” of Arab lands.The gathering was meant to address the various acts of persecution, intimidation and

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Seeing Sharon Today.

Tom's Journal.

It pains me to say that Sharon's doctor told her that she would never be released from the nursing home to return home for good in the future. Sharon was upset and crying when she told me this over the phone yesterday. Her doc said that her heart was too weak-- too damaged for that to ever happen. We both know that the Rapture is our ticket out of this corrupt, violent world if we don't die before then... and that, at least, is MY focal point, as a real, Bible believing, well studied, Christian. People who are 'weak' unbelievers have no such hope and they fear death big time... but they probably don't know much about hell either. Actually the Lord Jesus Christ used the term 'hell' a lot more than He did Heaven! I don't mind admitting that I simply LOVE the Bible Yes! REAL MEN LOVE THE BIBLE!] and that pure History comes alive for me every time I crack that Book open. The Holy Spirit allows/ helps me to understand the Bible, as I continue to tell the world who will listen-- and all you have to do is just ASK for the Holy Spirit to come and open your mind and heart... AFTER you accept the Lord Jesus Christ as you personal Savior! Fact is: This very fact seems way to simple to be true for most people... and their own "Higher Learning" is actually a stumbling block that prevents them from accepting God Almighty. Not all, but most.

So I saw Sharon again today and brought her more grapefruits and her Packers bathrobe, etc. She wanted me to meet some of her friends in the Mess Hall eating their lunch [nasty looking food-- sorry]. One of the guys named Dick is an Air Force Vietnam Veteran who shared some of the same space as I did-- at Bien Hoa Airbase during 1968, and the Big Tet offensive, one month before I got there! He remembered that Army "
tent city" -- the 357th Transportation Company [helicopters] where I served. Every other company on that base had wooden barracks except my old company and we slept in tents [I was in that company for about 8 months-- but I also served at Cu Chi, Phu Loi, and Tan Son Nuit
/ Saigon--TDY] --with USARV-- 1st tour. And some other guy named James wanted me to bring our dog to the nursing home next time I come-- and I said I would. There were about 6 people at the table plus Sharon and I, and I even got to talk about the Bible for a while. Well, folks, you just know that this could be a fertile Gospel sharing area, for me and Sharon! God opens up certain 'territories' for those Christians who make themselves available.

And on Sundays they all watch football on the huge screen TV in the Mess Hall, and they all chip in and buy pizza for their own group! I make sure that my dear wife has enough money, and coins to buy cold soda from the machine, etc., in that place, besides bringing her what ever she wants/ needs. She told me that I could ever bring her sewing machine to her room. After showing her my new walking shoes-- she told me that SHE needs some now. OK, dear heart, your wish is my

November in WI is always a very windy month, and you can see just how violent Lake Michigan is in November, and Superior too... as that old song, The Edmond Fitzgerald, goes, by Gordon Lightfoot. So if we want to do any last minute weather proofing, now is the time! I make my own storm windows with single or double pane, but my whole body is aching a lot lately-- so maybe my son can help me.

If any more people would like to send a card to Sharon, just contact me and I will give you her address in Kenosha, WI.


Antisemitism and the Holocaust

Posted: 23 Oct 2010 03:50 PM PDT

By Dr. James M. Hutchens The Jerusalem Connection German scholar Clemens Heni said: “There is no other prejudice or form of racism which you can compare to this centuries-long hatred (anti-Semitism) which has no real justification. If you look at Islam today, there is a point to Islamophobia because Jihadists say, ‘We want to kill the unbelievers.’ Jews never said that. Because as a German I have

Friday, October 22, 2010

Chrysler Plant- Kenosha, Closes.

Tom's Journal.

There are a lot of memories here when a man named Tom Schuckman put in over 30 years at this auto plant-- 'one day chicken-- the next day feathers.' It was a pressure cooker, but also our bread and butter, and the hard work was a badge of honor being able to support your family with some dignity, but where many weak people were hired and left at lunch time never to return because the work was 'too hard.' I remember when in 1989, 6000 people got laid off in one day with fear in their guts, but some of us [like me] went straight back to college to make something of ourselves and learn another trade/ skill, so that we felt some self worth as human beings, but it was an up hill fight to stay employed in that recession. Many divorces happened, and when most of us were called back 6 years latter-- HALF OF OUR NUMBER WERE DIVORCED! Although this is just another tragic story in America-- the Bible tells us that things in the world will get MUCH worse in the near future. The only safe anchor is Jesus Christ. Read the Book.

Tom Schuckman

Air Temp: 40 F.

Chrysler Kenosha Plants Closes This Month

By Tom Murray

KENOSHA - Friday will be the final full manufacturing day at the Kenosha Chrysler Engine Plant. By the end of next week, union workers will be out of a job. A company spokesperson said the last engine will come off the line on October 29.

For more than two decades, Mike Underhill punched the clock here.

"When is it going to end? Sooner or later nobody's going to have money left to buy stuff," Underhill said.

There's been auto related blue collar work at this facility for more than a century. In better years, it was an AMC assembly plant. The huge operation paid the bills for thousands of Wisconsin families.

Reduced now to a few hundred employees, much of the Chrysler work that had been done here will go to Mexico.

"Hundreds and hundreds of family supporting jobs because we have the wrong trade policies," said David Newby of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO, blaming problems with the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Governor Jim Doyle blames a struggling, downsizing auto industry.

"It's really a sad moment," Doyle told TODAY'S TMJ4 reporter Tom Murray. "We've known it's been coming for a long time."

As for Mike, he was recently elected to the Kenosha County Board and plans to stay in the area.

"I'm at least going to walk out of here with a pension, so i can't complain about that," Underhill said.

Chrysler said it offered jobs at other plants to about 300 Kenosha employees. About 60 workers accepted the offer.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Globalists Co-opting with the churches.

Tom's Journal.

Here is another key to the puzzle-- at least for me. As I have talked to many pastors these past 12 years about the declining rate of Southern Baptists Churches in America, this article helps explain it. We all knew the stats on how many of these churches were falling-- even daily, but not exactly why. We thought it was because they didn't have God's help and power.

They were missing something spiritual/ Biblical in their churches that made the membership leave in droves. I just happen to attend a Wisconsin Independent Baptist church near by, and we are doing fine in most respects-- we are Fundamentalist, and everything has to be proven with the Bible/ Scriptures, or it just won't fly-- and I feel very comfortable with that rule. If that were not so, I would cease and desist from contributing funds, support and attendance there in a HEART BEAT! Actually the Bible itself encourages all Christians to do this--'make sure of all things.' [Just check out 2nd Timothy 3:16]. If something is not founded/ OK'd by Almighty God, according to His Word -- it will not stand! And so the Bible, all 66 books, is our only Guild, tape measure, plumb bob, framing square, by which we tell if something is fake, demonic-- or the 'Real McCoy.' That means, if people just sit in church like a bump on a log and do NOT participate/ follow along in their OWN COPY OF THE BIBLE-- they could easily be misled by some Piped Piper and/ or by some One World Gov't/ Religion entity-- which translates into Satan and his demons! Personal bible study is so important to sift through all the fakes/ anti-Christs! God is talking to US when we read the Bible and when the Holy Spirit is with us-- so how can we get that spiritual nourishment if we are too stupid and lazy to crack open that special BOOK?

I am so happy that more known authors, writers, Christian bloggers are finding their "2nd wind" and 'man hood' so as to speak up NOW and tell the absolute Truth about what is happening now in the US and the world, and what the Bible says we can expect in the near future!! Does a snake have to bite you in the behind before you wake up and take notice of all the signs that take place every single day-- foretold in the Bible? As I repeat, our main focal point, IMHO, should be upon Israel and the coming war with their hateful Muslim neighbors, and then we can expect the RAPTURE to Heaven of the Church-- that is: the Real Bride of Christ, the Saints who have put all their love, trust and faith in their Lord, Jesus Christ!! For the most part, that is my only reason for living, besides doing God's will of sharing the Gospel. Think: If we were all assured of a ton of gold were buried in our back yard-- we wouldn't have any trouble digging it out even with our bare hands!!

From what I heard first hand, and witnessed, my two oldest children who are in their mid-30's have accepted Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior! Wow! I love to help them if and when I can-- and they have helped me too. God has brought joy to my heart.

I took my wife out for Mexican lunch today, Sirloin tip burritos, with hot sauce and Jalapeno peppers, and then we went down by Lake Michigan to test out my new monocular, watch the 'white caps' and scenery, birds, etc., while we talked and opened our mail. I got Sharon more fresh fruit,grapefruits, oranges and bananas that she loves and treasures. Her room mate, Helen, is suffering from the early stages of dementia and refuses to eat-- down to a skeleton, so Sharon gives her a nice banana sometimes and tries to encourage her, and others. I will probably see her again tomorrow and tell her I love her. Our dog goes crazy when I take him along to see her-- and I think it's good for both of them to visit.

As I said before, all the political mail, phone calls are bugging me too much, and my mom too, as we already know who we will vote for. It reminds me of our old UAW Union steward elections at the auto plant where they all promised to do right by us workers-- but after they got elected they didn't want to lift a finger when a serious grievance needed to be filed against an abusive supervisor. 'Same old scrap-- different pile.' And in those olden days I told them all that nasty truth and was not too popular... lol. More then a few Union Stewards walked around 'high' or drunk and didn't give a hoot too... but I thank the Lord that I forced myself to put in over 30 years to get my pension-- although the Chrysler Corp illegally went into our bonded Contract 2 years ago and just cut many of the Retirees' benefits package with the Union bosses just standing there mute and impotent. We lost our Dental, vision, hearing and feet medical benefits and they didn't even consult us!! Do you think that Federal and State public workers and Congress would be willing to take a cut like we did-- AFTER THEY RETIRED ?? Ha! But it is something like this coming mid-term election that stirs us up, hoping that the 'new blood' in the Congress will help the people save their/ our Constitutional Freedoms-- for a while... lol. True Christians know, however, that this business will only be short lived at best, until the Rapture, and we are G-O-N-E. Folks, we all need to have a balanced attitude about all this business now, and of the Rapture, and the BIBLE [and the Holy Spirit] are the ONLY KEYS that will allow us to pass over the threshold of heaven--the Blood of Christ, and certainly not our own actions or so-called "goodness and works." People roll their eyes and make fun of me all the time when I share the Bible-- Gospel with them, but that small humiliation/ harassment comes with the territory-- and just think of other Christians who are tortured and murdered for their actions and beliefs!

Can you believe how the present Gov't allows Left- Liberal entities to savage the Fox TV network and News people. OK, they may not all be Christians there but go figure that they will not just stop with THEM-- but will continue to take away MORE of our 1st and 2nd Amendment Freedoms and Liberties, while all 3 Gov't bodies stand by watching on-- and even promoting such travesties. Study the Book and Be Prepared, NOW!
I should have some new pix soon to post. Take care, friends.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Understood the Globalists Were Co-opting the Church

Posted: 21 Oct 2010 09:15 AM PDT

By Brannon Howse Worldview Weekend Dietrich Bonhoeffer noticed the globalists were co-opting the liberal American churches in 1930. Today however, it is both the liberal and "conservative" denominations and Christian leaders that are being co-opted by the globalists.What is happening within American Churches and denominations is not new. Bonhoeffer writes,"In New York they preach about virtually

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Troops will Vote.

Tom's Journal.

I think I know the reason why some 'Christian blog/ web site communities' use very restricting methods of entry. It just may be because the Gov't/ new Liberal-Socialist culture seeks to censor Christian thoughts and values-- using the old 'racist, homophobes lies/ attacks, when ever someone wants to quote the Bible. But I need to stress what is called, "a given" -- something that is accepted as a 'truism', fact. Mature, knowledgeable Christians know/ understand that these things are/ will happen in these 'last days' -- all evil that Jesus foretold, but we also know that it will vanish for the 'Elect' who will be Raptured! So great and power is the Holy Spirit that allows us to understand the scriptures! Ahhhh, that feels so good to say this.

Yes, Christians don't have to moan and groan so loud and wring their hands in despair and fear of the future. Instead, we can watch all the 'coverage' from the comfort and safety of HEAVEN!

Man is so sure and arrogant in that he has harnessed all the mighty powers of 'science' [he thinks] to foresee any and all emergencies, possibilities, contingencies... but he is a FOOL who doesn't believe and obey GOD! Just like this Gays in the Army, etc., thing. What super surprises could be in store for those who don't heed the Apostle Paul's words in Romans 1:22 + 27: [verse 22] ~"Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools." [Verse 27] ~ "And likewise, also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet [fitting]." And I hope you all know that JUST posting simple yet profound scripture like I am doing here COULD get me kicked off the AOL! Folks, we will NOT have these freedoms of speech much longer-- and then some of YOU will be on your own! Please 'hard wire' this into your memory banks.

Hey! I know a little bit about the Army and living in close quarters with other guys-- and you have to have what's called, 'good order', cohesion, respect and trust for the guy next to you so you know he is "OK" to cover your back in a fire fight! I believe that the TROOPS WILL VOTE WITH THEIR FEET.

I strongly urge all my friends and readers to GET OUT AND VOTE on Nov. 2nd, or when ever it occurs in your locale. It just might make a big difference by allowing us a bit more FREEDOM in the USA to preach and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ-- for a little while longer-- before the 'storm' comes due.
God Bless all my fellow believers in Christ, our Lord and Savior!

Tom Schuckman

Troops Will Vote with Their Feet

Posted: 19 Oct 2010 02:31 PM PDT

By Bob Maginnis. The last word regarding the proposed repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military homosexual exclusion law won’t come from the President, Congress, or the courts. The all-volunteer military will have the last word if the homosexual law is repealed; that is, many will vote with their feet to the nation’s peril.The three branches of government are so

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Grain Shortages.

Tom's Journal.

For all the 'city slickers' out there, farmers are not dumb or illiterate. They have to work hard, and work 'smart' to retain their land and machinery. I was raised on a small beef, hog and grain farm in Wisconsin, and those were my 'happiest days!' The hard work for my brother Albert and I were GOOD for our bodies so that we were pretty much in condition when high school football season came every year. The city boys just went home and crashed after football practice, but the farm kids had to go home and do their chores, milk cows and feed the livestock, shoveling grain, corn, hay, etc. I honestly believe that the country/ farm guys in the Army did better than the city kids in all physical activities. But I am not trying to start some kind of 'class warfare' here today... lol.

The last part of the article below had me laughing... 'when unbelievers talk foolish concerning the Rapture-- and they ask if they can have our cars, house, etc.... but they are advised to look for the canned goods-- food, instead.. Ha!'

Having been around the world, seeing Europe and Asia before turning age 20, I have really seen abject poverty and hunger. When you witness little boys 'selling' their sisters-- prostitution, in the back alleys of Saigon, etc., because they need the money to buy food-- that stuff still sticks in our minds--when we were soldiers. America is rich, fat, spoiled and greedy, for the most part. Sure we give away tons of food and resources to many nations-- even to our enemies! Politics-- giving folks like Pakistan and other Muslim nations food so that they can attack us and kill Christians in their own Islamic countries... Ha! Sounds crazy to me-- old, dumb farmer/ soldier, auto worker, Tom Tom.... duh.

I love the 'Rapture Ready' Link!
It was in the low 30's this morning in S.E. Wisconsin. We call that type of weather, "Crisp."

Grain Yields Takes a Sudden Turn for the Worse

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 07:15 AM PDT

By Todd Strandberg. Rapture Ready. I use several guidelines to determine which news event should be the focus of my "Nearing Midnight" articles. One of the most important rules I follow is to pursue stories that can be supported with repeated examples. If prophecy is progressing, we’re to likely see it have an impact on a number of areas. Earlier this year, I reported on major earthquakes in Haiti

Monday, October 18, 2010

Socialist Plot-- One World Gov't

Tom's Journal.

I just wanted to demonstrate/ point out that I COULD upload and post stuff like the article below all the time and be correct! It just might be true enough-- but I'd be missing the most IMPORTANT thing in this age-- the GOSPEL ! The devil is the great slanderer/ LIAR, who knows that his big smoke screen is working fine and misleading most of the humans on earth. So too-- politics, in what ever direction, true or false is just a muddy water hole, or smoke screen to prevent us from seeing the real TRUTH THAT CAN SET MEN FREE-- the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All Satan has to do is to keep pushing for a while longer and he will send as many humans to hell as he possibly can! Maybe he just likes the company....
"DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF!" And... it's ALL small stuff except getting to heaven with the Lord. For all of my many faults-- at least I can see the grand mercy of God sending His only begotten Son, Jesus, to earth in the form of a man to die for all of our collective sins. But if we don't join His side and become one of His servants/ soldiers, and soon, we will be LOST-- damned to hell--forever! [see: 2nd Thessalonians 2: 10-12] For many in the world-- this message is TOO SIMPLE! It was for me, until God humbled my heart and brought me to my knees. Many of us have already had MANY chances to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior-- but we were too proud and arrogant to listen at the time. Putting 'predestination' aside for a while, we all have to CHOOSE to do the right/ correct thing, and our friends can lead us to that point-- but we all have to take that special step by ourselves. It's between us and the Lord. Period.

When I was trapped in the 'JW-cult', I thought that my service to God had to be complicated and strained through the lens of the WatchTower Society in Brooklyn, NY., but they were false prophets. The Bible was written mostly on a 5th grade level, so that every normal human can understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ and attain ever lasting life! God loves the humble heart. That's not to say that we shouldn't press on for more knowledge so that we can effectively share this 'Good News' with others.... and from what I have read, we shall continue learning even in heaven. Would it make sense to use only 5% of our God given faculties/ brain, when it was made to last all eternity??

Yes, Part of me wants to see the arrogant Dims/ Liberals/ Socialists defeated in November 2010-- USA, and I intend to vote. But all Christians who know the Bible should understand that this is just the beginning of woes for the world-- except that the Rapture will carry true believers to heaven and suffer no more!!
Thank you, dear Carolyn Elkins, for such fine comments and explanations on my last post yesterday!!


Top Dem, Socialists Plot '1-World' Scheme

Posted: 18 Oct 2010 08:13 AM PDT

By Aaron Klein WorldNetDaily The Democratic chairman of the powerful House Judiciary Committee has been caught on tape meeting with a U.S.-based, Marxist-oriented socialist organization to discuss how the group can cooperate to strengthen President Obama and advance their "one-world" plans.Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who has a long history with the Democratic Socialists of America, or DSA, was

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More on the Trib.

Tom's Journal.

Most things in the Bible are "Black and White", and then somethings that might not be as important are in the "gray area", me thinks. We find that 'great' Bible scholars even disagree with certain 'gray' things, except the chief precepts, laws and order of the scriptures. My last post had to do with the reasoning of: the probability of folks 'Left Behind' after the Rapture. Let's use the simple analogy of Army Basic Training, with all the harassment and harsh discipline that strips a man down to nothing so the Army can 'rebuild' the young recruit into a smart, trained fighting man who will take orders and learn his skills to perform correctly in combat and service, etc. Everyone is proud to have graduated from Basic Training/ Boot Camp -- but NO ONE ever wants to repeat that experience... lol! The world of mankind-- the 'earth' is a stage, and the angels look upon us as the actors. We have happiness, sadness, joy and tragedy-- and then we die, but dying is JUST a GATEWAY/ door way to ever lasting life! But it's then a question of WHERE WE WILL SPEND ETERNITY. It's not 'IF', but WHEN this is all going to happen. Right now in the world with the devil working overtime most people don't know [unfortunately] and don't even care where they are going as they CHOOSE to remain IGNORANT, too proud, arrogant, just plain stupid, and/ or full of themselves. But then many of us, including ME, were in that group before we found the Lord... or He found us.

OK, we know that there will be "Tribulation Saints"-- many will be martyred but some will survive Armageddon and live on a paradise earth with Jesus Christ as ruler for 1000 years.
Just for the sake of argument-- let's say that surviving the 'Great Tribulation' is possible -- but not probable for most. If it was too hard for people to believe and accept Christ BEFORE the Rapture-- with the Holy Spirit there to help us deal with life, understand the bible, etc., what will it be like during the Trib. when the Spirit is withdrawn and any/ all 'Christians' will be hunted and killed-- and with all the terrible plagues visited upon mankind ?? Then we have to ask: 'Just who would be crazy enough to WANT to still be on earth during the Trib. after the 'Church' is Raptured up to heaven with Jesus ?'

Thanks to some of my knowledgeable friends for their input so far-- but I want to nail this puppy down so that it rolls off of my tongue.. like 2+2=4.
I really want to know all the scriptures that prove this item, one way or another, and I welcome all comments.

Sharon had permission for come out with me for the whole afternoon until 10PM, and so I took her out for lunch and she is at home now with me. The dog is happy to see her too. She related some interesting things that I feel need to be posted here too. A supervisor at the nursing home, head of Rehab was told by a doctor about how the fable of Cholesterol got into being with FDR [|President Roosevelt] and how the drug companies gave a kick back to the doctors who promoted the Statin drugs, etc., to reduce Cholesterol. Lack of Cholesterol Alzheimer's and Dementia-- and the brain is about 90% fat any way! Ah, yes, it's all about greed again! See, we don't believe as Gospel everything we see, hear or read when it comes to medicines and "Better Living through Chemistry." But don't even try to argue with those god-like people in the medical community... lol. They will be judged too, just like everyone else.

I also need to talk about the unfortunate fact about DISABLED PEOPLE and how they are often treated like 2nd Class Citizens. This is one of those things where you honestly cannot see/ understand their situation unless you have been in their shoes! Having been a healthy, strong, productive man and power lifter most of my life until recently-- I couldn't understand what my wife was talking about either, until I was forced to purchase a power scooter after my knees just got so arthritic and painful that it was impossible to walk in a store and shop! People have a tendency to "Look Over" you as if you didn't exist or didn't matter. But then, my own Golden Avenger power scooter is great, strong and swift, so that many TAB's [temporary able body people] are even jealous at our cool mobility and they demean us by saying something stupid or insulting. That happens to me at the Milwaukee VA too often. I was very surprised the other day and before when even CHURCH MEMBERS treated me like a 2nd class citizen!!

For the most part, Disabled people don't want to be served, looked down upon, pitied, or shown special privileges. We just want to be TREATED EQUAL!


I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.

But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--
The thieves, the liars, the sinners,
The alcoholics and the trash.

There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.

Bob, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud
Looking incredibly well.

I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.

'And why is everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.'
'Hush, child,' He said,
'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.'


Just going to synagogue or church doesn't make you greater than anyone else... any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.

Every saint has a PAST...
Every sinner has a FUTURE!
Now it's your turn... Share this poem.

Life without God is like an unsharpened

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Tribulation Saints.

Tom's Journal.

To set things straight:

After all believers in Christ are raptured away to heaven, the people left behind who come to faith in Jesus Christ as Lord after the rapture will to be known as Tribulation Saints. The Bible predicts that a huge number of people will be saved during the seven year Tribulation. Rev 7:9 describes the number as a "great multitude, which no man could number."

The Bible repeatedly states that Tribulation Saints will face a strong likelihood of being martyred under the Antichrist's demonic rule. Many Tribulation Saints will have to pay the ultimate price and give their lives for their faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. There are several passages that warn how rough it will be for Christians to endure the Tribulation:

"And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations" (Rev 13:7).

"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints" (Rev 13:10).

"And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed" (Rev 13:15).

"Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them" (Rev 14:12-13).

"And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years" (Rev 20:4).

The Tribulation Saints will not be silent during these dark years, nor will they roll over and play dead for Antichrist. These Christians will continue serving their Lord Jesus Christ in the midst of their desperate surroundings.
Faithful to the end, some of these Christians will die for their beliefs, but God shall reward them in this manner: "Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes (Revelation 7: 15-17 NKJV)." (1)

A realization of how difficult it will be for Tribulation Saints has motivated many christian to leave helpful advice for those left behind. Here are two examples.

First of all, it is to warn those who receive this manual prior to the rapture of the events that will take place in the last days as foretold in the Bible. Based on what the Bible has to say about future events, nobody in their right mind would want live on earth after the rapture. Hopefully, many will read, believe, seek God, repent and be saved. Salvation is very simple, so simple to attain, in fact, that most people cannot accept its simplicity; thereby reject it completely. However, it is complex because it is life-changing and based on that which we cannot see; it is based on faith. Simple, because Jesus does all the work. If you want to be saved and have eternal life, simply pray in belief and humility to the Lord Jesus:

"Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and ask you to forgive me of my sins and prepare for me a new heart. I surrender my life to you."

Your predicament is quite serious, so this is very important: Try to find a Holy Bible (containing 66 books), which you must study and know well ---although that task will present some very thorny problems--- because if you are reading this at the beginning of the tribulation, then all of you "tribulation saints" are brand new "baby" believers in Christ. There are no older believers to help you in person, so, you'll have to survive on your own, without such a support group ...there is no true "Church" on earth... that's why I'm concerned to write to you.

During the tribulation, Satan—the great counterfeiter—will introduce his own man—a man of lawlessness and a man of perdition (Daniel 11:36-39) who will seemingly lead the world into time of peace and prosperity. This man is The Antichrist. He will accomplish, at least for a season, what no other ruler has managed to accomplish—global unity. He will come to power at the beginning of the tribulation (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) and establish himself as the world ruler. During the first part of Antichrist’s seven-year reign, the inhabitants of Earth will live in relative harmony. And literally billions of misguided people will worship him as their god and savior. Not only will Antichrist accept this worship, he will demand the people’s worship! He will exact the allegiance of all (Revelation 13:16). Those who refuse to worship Antichrist will face death.

In this dark hour, however, many will come to know Christ Jesus as Savior. These are the tribulation saints who will face the wrath of Antichrist (Revelation 13:7), yet their eternal salvation is secure (Revelation 14:12-13). No one, not even Antichrist, will be able to wrench these saints from God’s loving hands.

The tribulation saints will not be silent during these dark years. These Christians will continue serving their Lord Jesus Christ in the midst of their desperate surroundings. Faithful to the end, some of these Christians will die for their beliefs, but God shall reward them in this manner: “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them. They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat; for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes” (Revelation 7:15-17 NKJV).

More importantly, the saints living in this time of great distress will not be forgotten by our merciful God as He pours His wrath upon a wicked earth. While unregenerate men and women face the white-hot judgment of God’s righteous fury, His saints shall “have the seal of God on their foreheads” and be spared the terrible wrath that follows (Revelation 9:4).

Two such tribulation saints will serve from Jerusalem as God’s mighty witnesses, “and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. These have the power to shut heaven, so that no rain falls in the days of their prophecy; and they have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they desire (Revelation 11:3,6 NKJV).” What a ministry—they will boldly preach God’s truths while performing awesome miracles, and those unregenerate fools who try silencing them will be devoured by fire! So hated and despised will the preachers be, the whole world will celebrate the eventual deaths of these witnesses with gifts and merriment—but God will raise His slain witnesses back to life and carry them off to Heaven, and the entire world will see this spectacular event (Revelation 11:9).

The day of great trouble is rapidly approaching, so now is the time to ask, “Where will you be when Antichrist makes his appearance?” Will you be safe and secure in the loving hands of the Savior, or will you be fodder for Antichrist? Will King Jesus be your rescuer, or will you be one of the billions to perish when God’s divinely appointed wrath is poured out upon the rebellious masses? Prophecy is tomorrow’s headlines, so let no one say he or she has not been warned. The Lord Jesus is knocking at the door of your heart. Confess Him as your Lord and Savior. Come to Jesus and live.