Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Celery keeps you Cool.

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I got the following info  below from a nice lady on an herbalist group on FB who did some homework for the rest of us, but especially for me, concerning celery-- and Blood Pressure.  Thank you!

I went to the Milwaukee VA Hosp. this morning asking for an slight increase in my blood pressure medicine because with all the pressure and stress these past 2 months I've been having head aches  [unusual for me] and some other scary issues-- and as it turned out, the RN taking my BP testing today claimed that it was "Normal" for me, about 137/ 73, so the "doctor" decided NOT to increase the med. based on that single BP test... lol, but I figured it would end that way, and even offered to bet $100, with the RN,  but no takers.  Ha!  I know how those docs and staff work so well that I can bet money and win!!  I really don't think they give a hoot about the patients at all... and so I will prob. be moving on after my surgery, if all goes well.  It's just that the VA is so predictable.  America!  This is just what you will get if 'obama-care' becomes a reality-- good old crappy Social Medicine, poor, rotten, rationed health care!  And croak the old folks by denying them descent health care, and rationing,  because they cost more to take care of in their old age-- even though THEY PAID INTO THE SYSTEM ALL THEIR LIVES WITH HARD WORK AND TAXES!!  Be warned.

The smart ones who read up on home cures, herbal remedies, moderate habits, and  nutrition will be the survivors, IMHO.   The people who have more knowledge, smarts, some resources like net working-- small groups  of like minded people will do better, I think.  I am not even going to use Proper names today-- because it isn't worth my time or energy-- I've got bigger fish to fry right now.  Let's just say that it was another major let down and waste of my gas traveling 35 miles to the Milwaukee VA to beg for some health care/ help.   I also began my Fast today.  Celery is GOOD for you!!

My dear old Mom and my 2 sisters came over to help and visit with me this afternoon.  They were so kind and gracious.  Sue came all the way from Tucson, AZ to visit the family up in the Great Northern Woods of Wisconsin.  So I got a few great hugs from some nice ladies today!  

I think that I am on target for getting most of my affairs in order-- preparing myself for the next big day in 2 weeks, and even though many of my friends tell me that I will be just fine, etc., I still get nervous. Ha- Ha!  I train my mind to accept the possible death or serious injury from surgery-- so if I live and survive, I consider it a big BONUS!  And as for help in and after Rehab, if a man makes 10 or more friends who say they will show up and help him-- reality is that maybe 2 or 3 will actually be there for him.   Ain't it the real Truth?  But why get bitter or depressed-- that's just the way the world is with Satan turning things upside down with his moral depravity, selfishness and greed, in these 'Last Days.'  Other people even in our small church group have major disease, cancer, injuries, sicknesses and accidents to deal with right now --as I bang on my key board... and I need to pray for them too.  

Got to change the locks on my doors tomorrow and take care of other business.  I also gave away a few Bible Tracts at the VA today.. and I get a thrill doing that fine work for the Lord.  
Well, anyway, I figured that if the VA 'doc' wouldn't help me-- I can always fall back on my collective herbal knowledge and that of my friends in that  FB group.  Thank you, friends.


consumption is due to more than one ingredient that most sufferers of high blood pressure are not aware of.

One such ingredient is called phthalide.

Phthalide (3-n-butylphtalide [3nb] ) is a compound which helps to give celery its unique aroma and taste.

It works by relaxing smooth muscles in the vessel walls causing them to dilate and allow blood to flow more easily.

It was discovered after Quang T. Le, a medical student and William J. Elliot a clinical pharmacologist at the University of Chicago did some research. Their action followed an incident where Quang`s father followed an old Chinese remedy noting the health benefit of celery in reducing high blood pressure.

After being diagnosed with the condition he ate a quarter pound of celery everyday and his blood pressure returned to normal, so being intrigued as to why it worked William and Quang investigated and found the responsible compound Phthalide which reduces the production of stress hormones called catecholamines.

Stress hormones are known to restrict blood vessels inhibiting blood flow. Phthalide blocks tyrosine hydroxylase enzyme action which is needed to produce stress hormones.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day.

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I intend to enjoy my "Last Supper" with a younger couple from church, at noon today, before I attempt my 2 week fast before my upcoming knee surgery.... again.  I have my own way of preparing myself, physically, mentally and spiritually, but  it's always nice to have REAL friends who pray for me and email.  This last 6 months, starting with Dec. 6th [Right knee replacement], has been a rough year for me, and I could NOT have made it without the Holy Spirit and my profound faith in Christ.  I am just an average human being, an ordinary man-- with the heart of a champion-- a Soldier of Jesus Christ, His humble servant.  And even though every human may sin every day-- some more than others, WE have the divine promise that after being SAVED, those sins are forgiven through our Christ, Past, Present and Future, until we get to heaven--NOT BY OUR 'GOOD WORKS', kindness, donations or charities, but from the blood of Christ!!  So much to do before facing the knife and saw again.

Drive safe-- Be well.

Tom Schuckman, at CuChi, RVN, age 19, in early 1968.  "We were young-- we were soldiers."

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, "I will never leave you nor forsake you." So we may boldly say: "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?"
Hebrews 13:5-6  (New King James Version)

wlmailhtml:{FFC24778-7008-4F21-82AD-2CFF5873B53A}mid://00000049/This is Maxine's very best!!
           Happy Memorial Day.

We need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families, and they face adversity all day ~ every day...

I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans ~
I'm talking about our troops!

Doesn't it seem strange that so many are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegals, but don't support our troops?
Wouldn't it be great if we took the $360,000,000,000 (that's billion) we spend on illegals every year, and spend it on our troops?

A veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to‘The United States of America ’
for any amount, up to and including their life.
"If you forward this e-mail, please remove both my name & address. If you've already done that, disregard this friendly request"

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Sharing what works-- for me.

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When I have 'too much on my plate,' and feel like the weight of the world is caving in on me, I employ some things I've learned to help me keep my sanity and plow ahead.  "There is wisdom in a multitude of counselors."  I consult with my inner circle of wise Christian brethren, and close, trusted, fellow Vietnam Veteran friends.  I  dive into the Bible and cherry pick special scriptures that deal with the problem I have-- but this is really my FIRST resort/ choice.  Friends, there is something called a 'Bible trained conscience,' which means that the sum total of our pure Bible knowledge from all the sermons, councils, meetings and intense Bible study, all form a net work in our minds and hearts as to WHAT WE SHOULD DO IN A EMERGENCY.  Remember, if you don't put the right godly facts into you head-- how can we draw them out-- just like a bank??  Unbelievers are working with an 'empty bank account'... sorry.  As we will see in the fine article below-- it's not about 'living a so-called 'GOOD' life,  and depending on our "good works" and donating to the poor or charities!'   Our best works and charities are but 'filthy rags' before the Lord IF we have not confessed Jesus as our PERSONAL Lord and Savior!!  Get it?

The Lord found me back in the Winter of '94-95 in Milwaukee when I was truly at the end of my rope in a sleazy upper apartment [one room above a cockroach infested bar on St.Paul], after I finally got down on my knees and begged Him to show me/ put me on the right path of TRUE religion/ Faith and follow Him.   Many things started changing after that.  I didn't all of a sudden become a Saint/ perfect man, but it was the beginning of a special enlightenment and true love of my Lord, Jesus Christ... and I am still working on it-- and God is still working on me.  I feel like my pride and accomplishments have been the major obstacles in my life, preventing me from progress in my journey of pure Christian living-- BUT, I am learning how to beat that 'work of the flesh' down, by begging God for humility and reading the Bible-- especially Psalms and Proverbs, etc.

What troubles me is that I see too many other people at churches who have been coming for many years, but still have trouble with basic bible retention and knowledge... because I love to talk to them and she notes, etc.  We all come to know the Lord and bible are different times in our lives, and Praise the Lord, that we did get Saved!!  But I guess that some of us just have a greater love for the Scriptures than others.  That's why I like FB [FaceBook] where I can find some great Bible scholars/ Believers who really delve into the deeper waters and challenge my mind!  My close friends are also a great source of encouragement to me when I am down and depressed with disasters and loss of loved ones, etc.

But we all have to start somewhere, just like little babies, crawl, walk and run.  My personal niche in life is handing out Bible Tracts, Inc., and I get the best from Mark Smith, of WVCY Christian radio, 107.7 FM, Milwaukee, or on the Net.  I also engage many strangers in bible discussions and then introduce the Bible, and often GIVE THEM AWAY!   It truly gives me a good feeling and I feel the Spirit helping me all the way--even while writing my blog too!

These days when I feel over-loaded with bone crushing weight-- I write lists of prioritized important things to do, and also write them on my calendar, so I don't forget.   I have a few wrist watches that tell the correct time, and have always been on time and met my appointments in a timely manner.  that's important to me, but my Dad [and the Army] also instilled many of these things in me.

It's a cool Saturday in Wisconsin, and I feel truly blessed to have a sturdy, old, house, compared to all the people where the tornadoes struck with a vengeance last week in MO, and blew away everything they had.  Pray.  Drive safe this week end. I hope you know that MANY people will drink- drive- and get killed in the next 3 days... but it doesn't have to be that way.  Here is an old pic of me while flying-- Door Gunner-- 240th AHC, BearCat, Vietnam.  Age 21. --1970.

Tom Schuckman   

Q. Regarding the Strait Gate, does God allow a person to be deceived by Evil, or to deceive himself by the perversity of his own heart, and so, to miss the Strait Gate and go to Hell? Is it possible that the merciful and omnipotent God will allow a person to want to believe and [...]
Q. I’ve heard the bible mentions that the world will one day accept a one-world government. Does that mean that the conspiracy theorists are right to say that the Bilderberg Group / Illuminati will be a global government, and thus the Illuminati was prophesied in Rev 13:3? A. The fact that there will be a [...]

Thursday, May 26, 2011


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I basically knew and understood about these "charities' more than 30 years ago while working on the Chrysler/ AMC assembly line in Kenosha, WI. The labor Union- Local 72 UAW, and the Company who wanted to look good on paper made fun and derision of me for refusing to donate to the "United Fund" where some of the money was allocated to Gay/ Homosexual Groups in the country [which violated my biblical Christian sensibilities at the time], so I gave a few dollars to the Union Steward, and told him to buy himself a few beers, just to prove that I wasn't a cheap skate!  At that time, in the 1970's the American Kidney Foundation's Prez got over $100,000 per year to 'run that org.'  I donated plenty to my own church and helped people out all the time when emergencies came up... and invited many poor families and friends to my house for dinners and cook outs!  It's was, and still is, the PRINCIPLE of being forced to do something against my will! All my friends and church know me as a very generous, kind man.  As a matter of fact, right now I am GIVING away many expensive things after my dear wife passed away!  But I won't give or sell things of value to greedy, godless jerks!



Just passing it on, Check it out for your selves!

As you open your pockets for the next natural disaster , please keep these facts in mind:
The American Red Cross
President and CEO Marsha J. Evans salary for the year was $651,957 plus expenses
The United Way
President Brian Gallagher receives a 
$375, 0 0 0 base salary along with numerous expense benefits
CEO Caryl M. Stern receives 
$1,2 0 0 , 0 0 0 per year (1 0 0 k per month) plus all expenses including a ROLLS ROYCE 
Less than 5 cents of your donated dollar goes to the cause.
The Salvation Army's 
Commissioner Todd Bassett receives a salary of only $13,000 per year (plus housing) 
for managing this $2 billion dollar organization. 
96 percent of donated dollars go to the cause.

No further comment is necessary. Please share this with everyone you can.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Knee Surgery Again.

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Hi Guys and Gals,
I know I keep dropping back to my 'good ole days' at age 19 in Vietnam, and we did have a lot of good times and made long lasting friends there.  The point I want to make is:  Every morning in my particular Flight Platoon [White Flight] with the 240th AHC [Assault Hel. Co.-- BearCat], 1969-70, the Sargent woke us up and we had to look at a big 'Missions board' to see where everyone was going that day-- what mission, where, working with what Infantry outfit, etc.  And every day was a new different day with it's own surprises, mess ups, trials, victories and mission.  I was just thinking about those times today, and comparing it with my life right now, here in S.E. Wisconsin, etc., May 14th, 2011. 

Well, I did see the top rated Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. James Shapiro, and his nice staff, and they already fixed the DATE OF MY SURGERY, after they x-rayed my Left knee!!  Totally different from how the VA does business!  Several of my trusted friends said that they liked and trust him, so... here we go again...LOL.  "Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on!" ~Tommy James and the Shondells--early 1960's.  

I have much to do in the next 3 short weeks besides pray my head off for strength and courage.  Got to get a new 'next of kin' and Power of Attorney, as my wife was that trusted person before she passed, and that person also ought to be a Patient Advocate to look over me after the good doctors carve me up, and make me the 'Bionic Man.'  They also took pix of my lower back that hurts now more than the knees!  It was just amazing to me how the doctor could cut through red tape so fast-- instead of the long, drawn out 'protocol' of the VA... and what an old, messed up, slow system the VA has while hundreds of older combat Vets linger in great suffering-- poor gentlemen in their 70's, 80's, etc., who get jerked around, from WW-2, etc.  And their lame excuse is that they are only allocated so much money from the Fed. Gov't, so they have to 'make due' with what they have, and cut benefits from deserving, honorable Veterans! All the Gov't has to do is re-coup the $24 BILLION from tax cheats and over payments to the wrong, greedy people--and thank the current WH for all the goof ups of their 'bail outs' and other 'white elephants.'  It's a pack of lies and politics, really, with 5th generation welfare programs, and wild, rich D.C. parties, in my opinion... Chicago politics.  OK, enough ranting for a while... lol.

And June 14th is FLAG DAY!  Total Knee Replacement.

I guess it's time that we pray for all the Mid-West tornado victims who have survived and still looking for loved ones.  And to think that some of them just didn't have house insurance or car insurance and lost everything!  I predict that America will have a lot more tornadoes this season, and even into Fall!  I am still beating my drum about the Genesis 12.3 deal, between God and His children-- Israel.  MOST people just don't get it... and that is sorry, but also a fulfillment of Scripture.  I was reading 1st Cor. Chapters 1 and 2 in the doctors waiting room about the "natural man" and the "spiritual man" -- how one of them had biblical discernment and the other did not.
     I need to thank my cousin, Wanda Jane, from Hays, KS, who helped me correct my mind set-- to be more positive and loving toward certain members of my family.  She knows her bible well! 
Q. I had always thought that if you accepted Jesus as your savior you were saved and went to Heaven to be with Him for Eternity, and if you rejected Him you would spend eternity In Hell ( Lake of Fire).   But a lot of preachers today say that if you are not saved [...]
Q. I have often heard Christian teachers and preachers who seem to be very knowledgeable about scripture refer to the elect in various scripture passages as Christians and then sometimes as Jewish believers.  Since starting to study prophecy years ago, I have always believed that the elect referred to the Jewish believers such as in [...]

Warm Regards, from water logged, Wisconsin.
Tom Schuckman
Jesus is my Lord and Savior.    

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thanks to my Friends.

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My friend in Christ, Mark Hoppe, sent this reply to me, trying to help me get a balanced mind set concerning irreverent, unbelieving offspring [kids who disrespect their parents, and GOD].  One daughter can't stop her mouth from condemning me of being the worst, most sinful Dad in the world, even as I never beat her hardly unless she really 'crossed the line' and she was a good girl until she hit that 'magic age of 13' LOL, but now as she talks-- I don't even think that she knows what a "Believer" is!  The other daughter wants and does live in an immoral lifestyle and even flaunts it in my face.  I have NEVER treated my parents in this way-- for good reason....and that's why I am alive today.  People, cultures and attitudes change-- BUT GOD NEVER CHANGES, and His rules  and Word- the Bible are the same today in 2011 as they were from the beginning-- in Genesis!  It's  a wonderful 'gift' to be able to understand the whole Bible and see the majesty of God in all 66 books of the Bible, His mercy and justice!  Real, true Christians know that these are the 'End Times' when all shall get a divine "pre-view" of the Great Tribulation [a preview of Hell]... and hey-- things are JUST starting to warm up, folks!  Hang on, and pray harder than ever, because we haven't seen nothin' yet!  

I don't even worry, or have time for the scoffers/ unbelievers, because my [and all Christians' mission] 'work' is to share the Gospel with as many people as we can find-- and the angels will direct us!  And are we not thankful that the Lord found US, even as we were big sinners in the past??  We are NOT cowards who shrink away from our soldierly CHRISTIAN duty of sharing the Word and Gospel!  I hand out Bible Tracts and bibles where ever I go and preach the Bible.  The Holy Spirit gives US that special strength and courage... and that "help" is FREE!   I bought a Pulsar watch today at Herbert's Jewelers for less than $100, and share some Tracts with the sales lady, who also was a Christian... and the VA appointed cleaning lady who came over to my house this morning.  Just think:  If they would have killed me, I would've had a one way ticket to HEAVEN!! WOW!

I hate to use the term 'magic' because that is the devil's domain... but I prayed hard to the Lord last night and this morning, to show me the right way to regard my disappointing offspring-- that I have left after my dearest son, Andy, was killed a few weeks ago in the prime of his life, age 37.  I cannot talk much about him because the DA told me that might jeopardize the trial case.   But that just shows us how fragile and temporal our lives are on earth, and how important it is to KNOW Jesus as Savior as early in life as possible, dear friends.  Yes, that is why I keep "bugging" people to learn the Bible and put ALL FAITH IN JESUS, now!   Flash!  If a person is really 'born-again' and a real, Bible loving Christian-- they can't keep they joyful mouth shut about Jesus and the Bible !!  It's like they just fond a gold mine and want to share some of it with the people that they love.  Is that a picture of YOU ???  If not, you might want to pray about it some more....  Even with all my personal pain and sorrow, I still have that true happiness from the Spirit that fills me!

When a person dies and everyone swears  that the deceased is with the Father in Heaven-- it makes me want to puke!  Only God and that  resurrected 'dead' person knows where he is going!!  What we see is the outside of a person-- while God sees the heart!  We can deceive other humans, but we cannot lie to God because he sees our hearts.  

I think that God appointed a few good, biblical Christians to help me see the proper perspective today.  thank you, Mark, and others.


(Col 3:2) Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Drums of War.

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Important:  Click on the red: here down below to get the whole complete story and PROOF! 

OK, friends, I well know that there are 'other camps'- various mind sets and ideas.  And that's why I like to bring proof to the table.  Again, we don't know the day or hour, but we know the "season."  Just like in days of old, like World War 1, if your neighboring country moved lots of Infantry and Artillery next to your border-- what would you expect??   War!  So my correlation is:  Beware the 'drums of war' and the electricity in the air, saber rattling and angry words!  And what is said by heads of State and bodies of Congress could easily precipitate fierce and deadly battle.  

by Bill Salus

So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. (Ezekiel 37:10, nkjv).Some bible teachers, like Joel Rosenberg and me, believe Ezekiel 37:10 describes an army, whereas others like Dr. Thomas Ice and Ray Gano believe Ezekiel is predicting a great multitude or host will emerge out of his prophetic "Dry Bones" vision.

(Which is it? click
here to find out now

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Q. On many sites with trusted doctrine and even at church, Christians are urged to pray for Israel, America, the Palestinians, Muslims, the American Dollar, etc.  Why should we pray for a predestined event that God said in the Bible will happen?  It seems that would show a lack of faith in His word.  All [...]

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Destroy the "Inner-ring."

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'You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd...'  - that old song goes... 'but you can be happy if you've a mind to!' [Roger Miller?]  There are some things that just cannot happen in this world.  Why?  The Bible says so!  I was so proud of Mr. Netanyahu standing his ground against our clown in the WH.  And as we SHOULD know from simple Bible study, Genesis 12:3, that there is a stiff penalty/ curse involved with selling, trading, sharing any land that the Lord God gave to ancient Israel-- because God made that lasting covenant with Israel for ALL TIME!  And ALL America will suffer if we[collectively] are guilty of 'cursing' or hurting Israel in any way.  Remember that the MAJORITY of America elected their Messiah, Obama, and therefore bear SOME responsibility.  

Well, obama and most of our politicians couldn't understand the Bible if they read it 100 times over-- because they are not true Believers, not Saved, and don't have the Holy Spirit -- that brings discernment.  I can say this without reservations because I know the Bible that well.  I teach and share the Gospel all the time, anywhere I go, because it's my JOB as a Christian to do just that!  You don't have to talk to a person very long to figure out if they are a true Christian Believer or not, because red flags go up when their total ignorance and pride become as visible as a fire in the night... lol.  It's not about being pure, sinless or holy-- we are all sinners, but Believers have that special, exclusive relationship with Jesus Christ having confessed our sins and received forgiveness, as we aspire to do better while constantly taking in more knowledge so we can serve our Master in Heaven.  Sorry.. this explanation is actually TOO SIMPLE for the proud to understand.  

But even as we believe that the Rapture could come very soon, we ought to be prepared to die any time-- accidents happen, and eternity is but a heart beat away.  Perhaps we older people think about death too often-- but we are surrounded by death every day, and have lost loved ones.  My mind is still messed up from my personal loss, and it's hard for me to run my affairs right now.  

A close friend, Bill Tippett came over to help me today with his 2 fine children, and they loved my Rottweiler, 'Deuce.'  He is a very smart man and helped me with a number of things today-- and he was also a member of my old 240th AHC- Army unit in Vietnam.  If we combat Veterans don't take care of each other-- WHO WILL??  Thanks, Bill.

I am selling my '05 Dodge Grand Caravan, only 42K miles, in CraigsList and already got 4 nibbles, and I will have to call them back tomorrow.  I have so much to do in so little time, looking to have surgery again, but don't know how fast I can get in line.

I pray for Israel-- not the Gov't, but the people, that they may know the true Messiah, Jesus.  And for Jerusalem too.  Great article below:


Posted: 21 May 2011 02:37 PM PDT
By Chris Schang The Rapture Report Over the last couple of days both U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been at odds of Obama's recent speech declaring that Israel should withdraw to the "1967 lines" in order to help push the peace process forward. Netanyahu for his part responded with a resounding "No!" that has left the atmosphere between

Friday, May 20, 2011

Our Churches are Failing Us.

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YouTube - End Times - The Rapture

I hoped and figured that someone who post an article that went along with my own speculations and mind sets!  And doesn't the book of Acts mirror some of these ideas?  Guess I will read that book again.  But we can guess that some churches will question the need to hold  smaller study groups and  steal their thunder.. lol, but if they are not doing the Bible job right, circumvent them and cut off their money!!  That should fire them up even more!  I figure that God will bless anyone who is sincere in seeking out His Word for info and edification.  PTL.  We ought to all be doing that on our own.

Well, maybe war will be put off for a while in the case of Israel and her Muslim/ Islamic neighbors who really want to erase Israel from the earth.  Remember, the USA is giving plenty of money to Israel's enemies all the time and even training those nasty folks who to fight.. along with other nations who hate the "apple of God's eye."  I can't wait for the Lord to 'flex His muscles and bare His swift sword !'  Then I am going to celebrate and dance in the street.  

Tom Schuckman 

Help! Our Churches Are Failing Us!

Q. What does a person do that lives in a small town that doesn’t have a church that teaches the truth?  I have a group of 5 friends that all go to different churches and we all are all experiencing the same thing.  The Bible is either watered down, false doctrine is preached, or busy things are done that completely leave out the Word.  The Bible says that we are not to forsake the assembling together.  We meet and study God’s Word in our homes and still go to church but leave empty, mad, and confused. We long to hear God’s Word but it is not to be found.  Have you any suggestions to our situation?

A. I suggest you and your friends stop attending church and structure your  Bible Study group so it can function as a home church.  A number of really good preachers/teachers have audio and video studies that you can use to meet your need for hearing God’s word.   You can augment them with group discussions and prayer.  This would be a lot more fulfilling for you and would be consistent with the Bible’s advice that we not forsake the assembling together.

Case in Point.

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CASE IN POINT:    Here is an older pic of pastor Wayne Bielgard, from RBC, with my wife, Sharon.

As we all know, there are myriads of "good" causes that we can debate, get involved with, champion, support, donate, etc, etc, and all is well.  The few statements, part my my personal  'base camp'/ mind set, and foundation/ principle seat of understanding/ wisdom, is:  that I ought to seek the main Priority of what the Bible says:  Sanctify God's holy name, seek Him always, and share the GOSPEL.  I love to tie things up in a simple bow, because most of the Bible is written on a 5th grade level and for the common man to understand.... if you have the Holy Spirit to help and guide you.  However, "The wisdom of the world is foolishness with God." ~ 1 Cor. 3:19.  Those who CLAIM to be righteous and cloak themselves with the buzz word, "Christian" will be found out and laid  naked for all to see in the 'End Times.'  I am NOT talking about past sins that we all forgiven when we first confessed Jesus and asked for forgiveness when we were Saved.   It's even hard for me to plan ahead too far, because I feel that things will shortly start rolling with all speed.  And Hey!-- How about the Prez looking to steal more of Israel's property/ land when they barely have enough buffers now to defend-- AGAINST MOST OF THE WORLD??  Those politicians don't know that they are playing with open cans of gas and loaded guns!  

Friends, this only tells me one thing, hunker down, pray and keep sharing the Gospel with what ever strength we have left.  FORGET everything else!  In the near future, if we pay our bills and keep some food on the table, we will be doing just fine, while other parts of the world starve because of greedy, powerful rulers and very poor policies.  Actually, I think that we [America] might be the "last man standing."

I constantly have to readjust my own thinking and slap my face with Aqua Velva, but being Saved means that the Spirit will poke us when we run arye... and off course.  So, guys and gals, brothers and sisters, the usual politicking will certainly side track many of us, stealing precious time to study and pray. But realistically, a new different Prez would be nice-- but will he or she really change things so that we don't fall like Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, etc.?  Only God can straighten things out, and right now-- ISRAEL IS THE CENTER OF THE WORLD!  What could happen there any time now, will change the whole world in a large way.  But don't take my humble work for it-- go read it for yourself.  Many Christians believe that the Rapture could come shortly after God wins the next war for Israel. 

Good friends from church, Christine and Patrick Busler are making another Lasagna for me this week end... Thank you very much!  And my sister, Linda, will be my "next of kin." --If i don't make it thru surgery, and that's OK with me too. And all the ladies I contact near by who just don't have the time to JUST chat or enjoy a steak dinner with me... I think that God is sending me a distinct message to avoid such kind-- that perhaps the end IS that close... so i should not dirty myself...  sorry if I offend some folks, but now is the time when I need someone to talk to in person, in my area...Wisconsin.  Lord knows I have enough on my plate now...
And in all probability, I prob won't go in for surgery for Left knee for a few weeks or even months, IMHO... so save your prayers for others who are in worse shape than I am.  I will keep you all in touch with my progress.

Thank you-- Be safe.


I found this quite interesting and now on my next trip to Barnes & Nobel will make "An American Amnesia" my next purchase. 

For those who may be interested:
What Really Happened with Viet Nam!
5 Minute video
The truth! Finally!!! But don’t expect to see it broadcast or released anywhere… it would embarrass the Congress. Observe which Party controlled the Congress at the tim

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Prez 'curses' Israel.

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Can you believe what our "Prez" just said about the borders of Israel today, being pulled back to the 1967 level??  Not that it surprises me that much, but this ought to kick things into over drive among other things-- like bring huge disasters to America and soon!  See: Genesis 12:3.  From the book I was just lauding, "As America has done to Israel" ... we stand to have a major disaster following Barry's tasteless, idiotic rant, and perhaps in the next 48 hours!  I will be very surprised if nothing happens, and I don't mean the Mississippi flooding thing either... something bigger than that, I think.  I also think that our monetary system-- the American dollar can and will fail soon, with millions of hard working people losing their savings, etc.

On top of all this, I made an appointment with a Kenosha, WI., "Civilian" Orthopedic surgeon next week to discuss replacing the other [left] knee.  I figure I better use my Chrysler Ins soon before it dries up in any collapse...Ha!  And I can never trust the Milwaukee VA to mess up the other knee and abuse me while I am there.  I actually fear for my life at the VA! Sorry.... but this is what kind of medical care the USA can look forward to if Barry and the Lefties gets their way. 

So America is OUT OF THE RECESSION, huh?  Always look for some major collapse when the head of the treasury makes such an announcement-- beware!  Personally, I am not out of danger either, and most middle class people will be hurt, IMHO.  This is why, I believe talking/ wasting our precious time with goofy politics is a dead end-- when we SHOULD BE GROWING CLOSER TO JESUS CHRIST, BEFORE the storm!!  And I am talking mainly to CHRISTIANS!  Most of the Church is misled-- if not corrupt, and people just need to get down to basic Bible reading and study, personally, and in small family groups.  It might boil down to '1st Century style' meetings in people's houses, etc., 3-5 families.  I hope that I am wrong about this too.

And although I do have some very good friends-- I know that I can't depend on any human for physical support when I am laid up again from more surgery-- but I must be totally dependent upon the Lord.  That means humbling myself big time and walking in the path of truth and righteousness, and perhaps living like a refugee...lol.   Sorry if this sounds too bizarre and crazy, friends.  I am not trying to freak you out or disturb your sensibilities.  But I was a boy scout [Be Prepared] when very young in Milwaukee, but joined 4-H when we bought the farm in Racine county.  I raised 2 White face Hereford steers [plus many other chores that made me strong in many ways]  and sold them for a pretty penny when I was a teenager, in high school.

Please pray also for my family, mother, etc., who need to know the Lord, and worry they for me now with all the heavy load that bares down on my chest and shoulders.  Things are changing so fast that it makes my head spin and hurt, and now worried about my high blood pressure, and my Mom's too. "Hang on Sloopy, hang on!"

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


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You may ask, 'Who are the real Christians who love God and the Bible above all else?'  Who are the real warriors who choose death, jail and torture, so that they can worship their God in their own way-- according to the full Rights and Freedoms accorded U.S. citizens in America?  The ones who are brave enough to say what they mean, blogging, posting, sharing the GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST with anyone and everyone they come in contact with!!   But wait!  Take a gander at this video below.   BTW, I always keep a copy of our U.S. Constitution on top of my computer tower.


Shariamerica: Islam, Obama, and the Establishment Clause

Twelve minutes, but very interesting.

you gotta watch this- you have been sold out and you don't even know it.
Check this website. Very enlightening.
The absurd extreme extent of today's political correctness is well demonstrated here.
This appears to be about one week old and should be seen and digested by everyone...

Ship of Fools.

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It's people like this who give sincere, Bible loving Christians a bad name and rep !! No one but the Father in Heaven knows the exact day and hour when the rapture and Trib will come!

Tom Schuckman 

Will This Ship of Fools Sink May 22?
By Jan Markell
May 17, 2011 

There's going to be a party given by "heathens and skeptics" and I hope you have no desire to attend it. They intend to get together to mock the rapture. After months of enduring the unnerving dogmatism of Harold Camping's billboards, signs, cars, radio commercials and bumper stickers heralding the end of the world as we know it on May 21, American Atheists have announced that they are planning "rapture parties" in Oakland, Houston, and Fort Lauderdale on May 21-22.

The atheists boast of their own billboards which state, The Rapture: You KNOW it's Nonsense. Learn the Truth at our Party." The billboard is designed to knock two millennia of false predictions that the world was about to end. So, they are having a party to celebrate another rapture that wasn't.  And the atheists will be more accurate than the Christians because they are going after the date-setters.

Save the Date billboard 

So who's behind the latest date-setting nonsense? None other than false teacher Harold Camping who has led a well organized "We Can Know" campaign for more than a year.  Sorry, Harold. We cannot know. The Bible says that in Matthew 24:36.

What can we know for sure will result from Camping's prediction?

  • He will be proven wrong.
  • He will put all who long for the Lord's return in a bad light.
  • This will push many more away from considering end-time issues as they will not want to be lumped into such a questionable category.
  • Church pulpits will grow even more silent on this topic right at a time when a countdown has truly begun and it is nearing midnight.
  • The mockers and scoffers will grow stronger and more vocal.

Due to natural disasters, economic tumult, efforts at forming a one-world system, and political corruption on overdrive, people instinctively know something is very wrong. American Atheists President, Dave Silverman, says in a statement, "What distinguishes the latest round of warnings is the sheer scale of 'gloom and doom' over everything from the economy to the environment." 

Having been proved a fool back in 1994 with a similar prediction, one would think these guys would learn!  Instead, Camping now insists that Jesus is coming back on May 21, 2011. On that day, true Christians will be raptured and everyone else will come under the judgment of Christ for a period of five months, ending on October 21, 2011.  

But Camping states, "God has given so much information in the Bible about this, and so many proofs, and so many signs, that we know it is absolutely going to happen without any question at all.  There's nothing in the Bible that holds a candle to the amount of information to this tremendous truth of the end of the world. I would be absolutely in rebellion against God if I thought anything other than it is absolutely going to happen without any question."
Judgement Day billboard

Camping is relying heavily on math and the mathematical formula seems known only to him. But Albert Mohler says, "The Bible does not contain hidden codes that we are to find and decipher. The Bible has been given to us in order that we might know the truth, and the truth is clearly revealed in its pages. We are not to look for hidden patterns of words, numbers, dates, or anything else. The Bible's message is plain and requires no mathematical computation for its understanding. The claim that one has found a hidden code or system in the Bible is an insult to the Bible as the Word of God."

His disciples are all across America. Recently, Christian friends of mine spent a day doing intense evangelism at a secular Minneapolis/St. Paul outdoor event. Camping's followers were there passing out their own doomsday literature. They would not listen. They were convinced they have a week before apocalyptic events begin. They are seduced. They insist, in this case, that the secret things don't belong just to God (Deut. 29:29); rather, the followers of Harold Camping have been let in on a giant secret. But Jesus himself said in Matthew 24:36, "Of that day and hour knows no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my father only."  What part of "knows no man" do they not get? Isn't all of this just further proof that biblical illiteracy and deception are raging?

Rick LaCasse, who attended Camping's September 1994 service in Alameda, said that 15 years later, his faith in Camping has only strengthened.

"Evidently, he was wrong," LaCasse allowed, "but this time it is going to happen. There was some doubt last time, but we didn't have any proofs. This time we do."

Would his opinion of Camping change if May 21, 2011, ended without incident?

"I can't even think like that," LaCasse said. "Everything is too positive right now. There's too little time to think like that."

It appears this ship of fools will not sink on May 22, 2011. Camping will likely go back to the drawing board and come up with another sure-fire calculation and some sheep without shepherds will still follow him. But God never rewards the date-setters. If He did, He would show the Bible to be inaccurate and untrustworthy.

Jesus is coming again! But thanks to Harold Camping and friends, on May 22, more may be laughing and scoffing than anticipating.  Those of us who long for His appearing can have joy amidst turmoil and expectation in spite of world chaos knowing that it will happen in His perfect timing! 

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Intolerance for Christianity.

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Here, you see!  This is not just a figment of my imagination, a drunk dream, not paranoia, or a persecution complex!  This is the real McCoy, not as bad as N.Korea, China or Iran... yet, but don't worry folks, if the Bible predicts/ prophesied it -- Titus 1:2 ! 'God cannot lie'  --It WILL HAPPEN, even here in Socialist America!  BTW, not to sound like sour grapes or a so-called, "Dooms- Dayer", but many MAJOR disasters and "critical times hard to deal with" will visit the USA in the coming FEW months-- and yes, you heard it here on TOM'S JOURNAL [and in the Bible, or course].  

Flash!  Read between the lines, folks!  Most of our oil refineries are located in Louisiana, right on the Mississippi where the floods are headed.  Now here is the way we ought to look at this--Just ONE disaster is bad enough and can be dealt with and over come.  But 3, 4, 5, in a row, combined can 'take the breath away from a country', bankrupt it, or set it back for light years!  Wise men, and/ or well read Bible students, with the Holy Spirit guiding them can figure these things out...  duh.. lol.  And we just can't understand why the common/ average man still has his head in the sand, following some goofy, lying politician telling us that 'ALL IS WELL!'  Yes, I do know the reasons for that-- all scriptural, and I can quote the Book all day long-- but MOST folks on this planet just don't care until they completely run out of food and money, or sitting on the street curb.  Some things just don't change-- so why should I get excited -- yet I continue to write this humble blog.

Personally, having just gone through two great losses in my life this past month, I don't much care too much about anything-- and just trying to maintain my sanity, licking my wounds-- knowing that it's just me that will pulling myself up by my bootstraps, but that's OK.  That's the norm.  See: 2nd Timothy 3.. again:  "This know also, that in the last days perilous time shall come. 2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy. 3. Without natural affection, truce breakers [divorce], false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers or those that are good, 4. Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God...." etc, etc. ~KJV.  There is a lot more, but you get the general picture.  Mind you, these things are really going on to the extreme, faster than in old times, so that we are facing a national and global break down, but most of us, Christians included, are already anesthetized so that we think this is the norm.

Well, where do we go from here, now that we see the unvarnished truth?  Forsake all material things, lusts, pull away from practicing gross sin and perversions, and and throw in YOUR lot with God, NOW!!  Homosexuality is just as bad as adultery, fornication, greed, murder, stealing and the rest!  It's true, Christ died for us so that we can be forgiven, but have we kept our vows to walk in His way, as His disciples, in His discipline?  "GOD IS NOT ONE TO BE MOCKED"  ~Galatians 6:7

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman
Disabled Vietnam Veteran: 68-70
Jesus is my personal Lord and Savior-- and Heaven is my Home.   

Politics|Sat, Mar. 26 2011 07:40 PM EDT

Growing Intolerance for Christianity in U.S.

By Delores Liesner | Christian Post Contributor

"In a world of political correctness devoid of the rule of law, tolerance has come to mean total rejection of Christianity and moral standards. Modern tolerance redefines words like 'marriage,' 'discrimination,' 'equality,' 'morality,' and even 'absolutes.' The word 'tolerance' as it is used today never includes opposing arguments or competing worldviews. Tolerance has become Orwellian and decidedly intolerant." – Matthew Staver, Dean and Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law.

A few examples of recent intolerance for Christianity:
• The Supreme court determining to exclude anyone who prays in Jesus name from a rotation of officials who open city business meetings
• The removal of US military Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt, over the issue of praying in Jesus Name
• UCLA’s prohibiting a graduating student from thanking her “Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” in her graduation speech
• Colleges making special accommodations for foot baths and Muslim only prayer rooms, while a Muslim group membership may be suspended or revoked for 57 reasons including but not limited to: unbecoming behavior, insubordination, or inactivity; but denying Christian groups campus recognition “because it requires its officers and voting members to agree with its Christian beliefs"
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• A San Diego elementary school created an extra recess period to allow 100 Muslim students to pray, while a federal judge upheld a Knoxville, Ky., jury’s decision that a public school could prohibit its 5th grade Christian students from studying and discussing their Bibles during recess
• Christians in America have to tolerate the defamation of their holiest images in national museums, including particularly provocative, offensive acts defined as "artwork," some receiving taxpayer-funded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. On the other hand, several college editors who cited freedom of speech when republishing anti-Muslim cartoons first published in a Danish newspaper, were fired or disciplined because they were offensive to Muslim students
• The Council on American-Islamic Relations (Los Angeles) requested an investigation of the desecration of a Quran, Islam's revealed text, as a hate crime. Conversely, when Palestinians tore up Bibles for toilet paper (May 15, 2002, The Washington Times) there was no outrage, and after a church in the U.S. saved and held fundraisers to afford the cost of buying and shipping requested Bibles in the Pashto and Dari language to an American sergeant in Afghanistan, the Bibles were confiscated, thrown away, and burned. The only official comment about burning the Bibles was this one, by a Defense Department spokesman, “Troops in war zones are required to "burn their trash."
These incidents have raised several questions that Brannon Howse, author and founder of Worldview Weekend, agreed to answer:
CP: Would you consider these examples of intolerance shocking or unexpected?
Howse: Not at all. Jesus said all nations will hate you. If you are a Bible-minded believer such persecution should not be uncommon or a surprise,” he stated, quoting 2 Timothy 3:12 “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
CP: With 38,000 denominations declared as Christian, why does the world’s into