Monday, November 22, 2010

Tornado in Unon Grove, WI

Tom's Journal.

I don't think I will ever boast about Wisconsin being relatively 'safe' from natural disasters anymore... Last night, Monday around 4:04 PM, my small town of UNION GROVE, WI caught a tornado dead center, as I was tuning into the Glen Beck show on TV!! It just so happens that I wanted to post a short article that deals with Mr. Glenn Beck, and I think the story is 'fair and balanced' on Fox News. Ha!

Of course I give the Lord God full praise and honor for protecting me, Old Soldier Tom, and I can't see any damage to my humble 100 year old home in our small town of 4400 people, in South Eastern WI, but I heard that it touched down about 200 yards from my house. And yes, it DID sound like a powerful train coming through. The "early warning" siren went off for less than a minute, IMO, and then the storm hit! It reminded me of our "early warning system siren" in Bien Hoa, Vietnam, early 1968 -- that went off AFTER the darn attack! LOL! AFTER the VC 122mm rockets already slammed into our base-- and I lost 3 fellow soldiers from my company from those attacks in my first tour. And even though most of us young American soldiers were wild and woolly, I am sure that many others like me prayed to God for protection during those times. And then our American 105mm Howitzers returned the fire to the enemy. Some of our company soldiers ran for the sand bagged bunkers we all built, but I usually just 'hit the deck.' The CO - Major, said that he was taught to just grab hold of the mattress and roll it over on himself on the floor and out of his 'rack.'

I will see Sharon in the morning to bring her more fruit, and survey any damage I see and maybe take pix. It sure could have been worse for me, and I can't walk so fast anymore. If figured that if the Lord wanted me-- He could come and get me when ever.
I try to protect and prepare for such times, and determined that I could use more candles and 'farmer matches' on hand. My PC, TV and land phone were all down too, as I just sat in my EZ chair wondering how long before the power got back on. I could sure hear the constant News helicopters orbiting over my house and the town for hours, and numerous fire trucks ran back and forth my house on Main Street. I got up about an hour ago and just checked to see if my PC was back on line.

Thank you, my dear son, Andy, and nephew, Steve Schuckman, who called me up on my cell phone during that time to check up on my status. I suppose we could say that I had my 'dry run' last night, so I could better Prep myself for the 'Real McCoy' down the road.
Praise and thank you, dear Lord, for your kindness and protection. I guess that the power was restored about 3 hours latter-- and I need the power to work my Oxygen extractor and CPAP breathing machine to aid my Sleep Apnea, while trying to sleep.
Now it's time to try sleeping again-- after an exciting afternoon.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

Scanning a Fearful Future: Part 1

Posted: 22 Nov 2010 12:41 PM PST

By Terry James Rapture Ready Commentators, secular and religious, weigh in incessantly on all aspects of the issues of greatest concern for these angst-ridden times. Those issues of most profound worry are collapsing economy, loss of personal liberty, and what is going to happen in the immediate and long-term future.One can almost physically feel the fear in the emails I receive daily. Worries

The Spirit says.

Tom's Journal.

You know, friends and readers, I didn't think too much about this 'new facet'-- another way to look and understand this scripture before. |I usually applied 1st Timothy, chapter 4, verse 3 to the Catholic church: "Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believer and know the truth." [---no meat on Friday, and celibacy of priests.] But I recently noticed some of my own relatives getting misled by wayward women into the New Age false religion that teaches they should not eat any living creature-- vegetarianism for the wrong reasons! If a person chooses to abstain from meat for medical, health or personal reasons-- that fine! But don't get sucked into some Eastern religious cult that forbids such things! Because the Bible plainly warns against such things! Going back to 1 Timothy 4:1: "Now the Spirit speaketh expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils, 2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron......" -- so we KNOW where these things are coming from-- the devil! Verse 4 says: "For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: 5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer."

So we see that we are allowed EVERYTHING on earth to eat [except cannibalism, of course], and anyone who goes BEYOND the Scriptures is cursed-- See: Revelation.

Now, The process used to be Saved is simple-- yet profound. Yet, if we don't want to remain babies/ infants, we must push ourselves to read and study God's Word constantly, daily, to become mature, useful Christians. We ought to understand what the term: Blood guilt means. If we have the means, power, resources to save others from injury or death-- but just stand by doing nothing-- we are said to be, Blood guilty! We have their blood on our hands because we chose to do NOTHING. Seems to me that we ought to study the Bible intensely [and cultivate a love for the Bible], so as to "have the tools" to help others learn the Gospel and get Saved. We cannot pay back to God, for all the things He has GIVEN us Free as a gift. But we can obey Him by helping other to know how to get Saved. Or will we just bury the talent of gold $$$ in the dirt, like the evil servant of the Master-- parable, in the book of Matthew -- told by Jesus?? Time is short. Can we at least say that we have graduated from 'Basic Training??' Or.. are we too wrapped up in the rat race of material things and maintaining our personal 'Status Quo' and stay in our 'comfort zone.' Hey, that will be short-lived too, friends. Real economic suffering should begin in America within about 6 months, methinks. That's just my personal opinion-- but mark my word.

The State Gov't sent us a letter today saying that "we make too much money"-- about $1000 more 'than we should'-- to qualify for Sharon's nursing home assistance...Ha! If that is so, and we can't figure out something else, I will just have to bring Sharon home the last day of November. So am I to feel guilty for working hard all my life and paying my bills?? I will take care of my wife at home, if I have to, but this is just one more worry I don't need at this time, when I am preparing myself for my own VA hospital visit. Thank you ALL for your many prayers and well wishes. Jesus is my Lord and Savior.

Warm Regards,

The Spirit Expressly Says


How Can He Say He’s God?


Q. My question is, how can the anti-Christ possibly be a muslim when it says the anti-Christ will proclaim himself to be god in the temple? no muslim would ever say he is god, because in their religion that would be blasphemy. please explain. A. Remember, the anti-Christ will be indwelt by Satan. The [...]