Sunday, December 26, 2010

Being Saved Vs. Bearing Fruit.

Tom's Journal.

As I have said so many times--- YES! There IS a difference between been SAVED Vs. Bearing Fruit! When we truly have the Holy Spirit, we are bold and take the "bull by the horns" to SHARE the Gospel of Jesus Christ with ALL who have a hearing ear-- but also others who remain UN-believers in this world. But no matter, NO one can say that they never had a 'chance' of being witnessed to! God is Just... and God is Love. If I [we] have the means/ power to save a person from drowning, or able to stop the rapid blood loss of a person in a accident, would we not do what is right?? We are made in 'God's image' with LOVE being the foremost dominant quality of God and man. Christians shouldn't have any second thoughts or reservation when some other person is in dire need in a life or death situation, IMHO. And I pity those so-called 'Christians' [or CINO's] who will not MAKE the time to study God's Word, the Bible! Woe to the person who has tasted the truth and salvation of Jesus' free love and salvation-- but will not lift a finger to help his fellow man! Shame! Oh, does it encroach or put us out of our 'COMFORT ZONES ?'

Well... I am happy that my son, Andy Schuckman, stopped over today to help me with the washing of my clothes, dishes, and steaming my fresh Asparagus and Broccoli, etc. Then my good nephew, Steve Schuckman, dropped off his wife at the in-laws place and came over to watch the football game, and I ordered a huge pizza. He also did some chores for me and we had a good visit. His wife studies the Bible and also raises and shows horses, and is working toward her Vet degree. I only wish I could 'manage' my extreme pain issue, but will call the Milwaukee VA tomorrow, along with many other chores that got side tracked over the holidays. I really need to ask the surgeons how I came to have a huge 'dent' in my right shin......that nobody wants to talk about...Hummm. It still hurts like crazy too. Seems as if someone whacked me with a piece of steel, but never bothered to enter that fact in the Post-Op report. Yes, I have many questions. It's been 21 days and still very little pain relief. Something is not right! And I LOATHE ever going back into surgery there at the Milwaukee VAMC, on 5000 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, WI. I feel that I have GOOD reason to make that statement... and know my rights. but I feel that I should 'tread lightly with such a huge, powerful entity as the VA administration. On the other hand, I believe that they like to intimidate and scare some Veterans to keep them quiet and docile. Just my personal opinion.... Please, If any other Veteran has a true story about their own mis-handled surgery at a VA facility, pass it on to me, as I want to make a private, personal assessment and record. I will ONLY publish such documents with the Veteran's written permission.

I bet I will sleep good again tonight-- as I normally do--- as I know what herbs to take to remedy sleeplessness, and bring on sweet repose until morning-- just ask me, privately, but do your OWN research and study as I have done. Deuce, the Rotty, loves just about everything that I eat, including green, fresh veggies, pizza, etc., even though he has a full bowl of dog food that I pay lots of money. Poor guy lost weight at brother Albert's house... But I also know about all the harmful foods that should never be fed to dogs and cats--like chocolate, etc.... from years of study. Good to have Deuce home again, faithful servant and buddy. So far, I lost all my documents, pictures, and music- songs after I got my PC out of the repair shop..... Ha! It never fails... lol. I need to call that PC repair character tomorrow too. Isn't it pitiful how all the service people just do the bare minimum these days and rip your off? Not to be negative-- only telling the bare facts.

Tell me what you think about this new blog post, please. I love to get your comments.

Tom Schuckman

Being Saved Vs. Bearing Fruit


Q. You’ve said you believe in the parable of the Sower that the seed on the ground and the seed in the rocky places are those who did not get saved, but that the seed that fell among the thorns are those who did get saved. There are other teachers with this interpretation, of course. [...]

December 26th.

Tom's Journal.

Isn't it great to get things straight in your mind after doing a little research !? But arguing over small things that have no bearing on our salvation and going to heaven can be a drag.... Paul writes Timothy, "Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith, so do." 1st Timothy 1:4. One of my fav. books: |"DON'T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF" [ and it's all small stuff], has helped me understand that life is too short to worry and hassle with goofy people who always HAVE TO BE RIGHT, or have THEIR way with everything, and every body. Just knock the dust off your clothes and MOVE ON!! Ha! Choose your battles well [carefully], and DO NOT draw your sword unless you really mean to use it.

So it's Sunday, Dec. 26, and most of the hoop-la, celebrating is over now, with more snow coming our way, with freaky weather patterns all over the USA. I have plenty of food and drink, dog food, and supplies to keep me satisfied for the next few months-- but a home cooked, HOT meal would be nice... Right now I am kind of limiting myself to fresh fruit, apples, bananas, figs, and sardines, so 'hopefully' [and I hate that word..] I will continue with my weight loss 'program.' Remember, when ever you FAST or diet, be sure to hydrate [water] yourself all the time-- or risk hurting your all important KIDNEYS! And after you damage your kidneys-- you are SOL, and in deep manure. Sorry, folks, it's the same with drinking to excess, and smoking.
'Lord, thank you for all my learned, studied knowledge that I have trapped in my brain, from long ago-- but even to now, the present. But the most important knowledge, understanding and wisdom I have in my possession is from YOUR WORD, the Bible!' What good is it to gain the world-- yet lose our soul?? And when you have gained the years, even as I have at age 61, you have seen much death, pain and misery-- so we can compare the good times with the bad-- and shout a mighty praise to God the Father: "Hallowed be thy name!" 'Let YOUR will be done!'

Other than being 'home alone' but I have my super hound back, "Deuce" the Rotty, I am doing pretty good, watching on TV how the USA is struggling with the inclement weather of Winter... lol, while our great, illustrious "Commander-in-Chief", vacations in Hawaii....on our dime.... [ahem.] So many working folks like my own son and my nephew are laid off now without much money in their respective pockets-- but I have the reputation of being a 'generous man', retired from AMC/ Chrysler after 30.5 years, and willing to share some of my wealth, especially when people help me do a few errands $$$ and favors. My son claims that he doesn't even have gas in his car.....Ha! I thought I taught all my kids about PRIORITIES! Before you do anything else, fill up your vehicle with GAS, then pay all your bills, buy some food, etc. If there is no food in the refrigerator, cupboard/ pantry--- there should not be any smokes or beer in the house either!! And opps-- the price of gas and oil is going up, right in time to usher in the NEW YEAR! Woo Woo! I have been laid off and poor a few times in my life too, so I have that understanding and concern for those who are willing to work hard and pay their bills. I know-- one day chicken-- the next day feathers. I suspect that many of my readers and friends grow weary with my prognostications of gloom and doom, harder times coming soon-- this SPRING TIME! Yet many people will take a "wait and see" attitude, sitting on the fence, just continuing their present lifestyle, without any preparations. The Bible talks about the ANT who works hard all Summer, preparing for the Winter season, so he has enough food to eat..... duh. Isn't this basic enough for even the slow learners?

Old Soldier Tom READS the Bible, but also 'feels the pulse' of our Society, and economic woes, and listens to the real financial experts! Pay OFF your plastic, bills, and live on the cheap. Learn how to cook and live frugally. Buy and store dry goods and commodities, and if you truly want some secret advice on how to invest-- contact me personally--- but it's just my 'personal' common sense opinion.

It would be nice to hear directly from more of you, and yes, I mean personal EMAILS.
Some of you guys actually have my phone number too. Please continue to pray for Cpt. Robby Bohnen, SF., Steve Brulport, my son, Andy, and nephew, Steve Schuckman, who are laid off, my dear, legally blind mother in Burlington, WI, Bill Lee, Joe Balanger, and Joe Vander Mollen.
Do well-- stay safe-- and pray often, dear friends.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman
Jesus is my Lord and Savior

Are Jesus And Yeshua The Same?


I have a friend who came to know Jesus several years ago. Now after getting some information off the internet will only call Jesus "Yashua". He tells me that "Jesus" is a false name with pagan origins and therefore Jesus and Yashua are two different people.