Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Mexican Viewpoint.

Tom's Journal.

I think that there are some good  points in the email sent to me by a Marine Vet, Kurt,  today down below.  People THINK they are working hard for a dream, when they may already have most of what they want already!!  The wisdom is:  Understanding it.

But I want to share a few things I learned today about Thanksgiving and wondering if we may only THINK or Wonder/ Worry if we going to heaven or have true salvation.  1st John 5:12-13, "He that hath the Son hath life;  and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.  2. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of he Son of God;  that ye may KNOW  that ye have eternal life,  and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God."  The main point is that sometimes we all feel blue, depressed and down in spirit because for all we try-- we still stumble, sin, fall short of the target, fail and SIN EVERY DAY!  We feel like filthy rags so unworthy to even dream of heaven.  But God forgives real Christians who believe and confess Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior!!  Got to remember that and keep on trucking!   I learned a few nuggets at church today, but i also learned some very important things for my cleaning lady too-- a sister in Christ, and friend.   

One of my problems is that I have such a vivid memory and so blessed that I remember minute details from long ago in living color!  But that can also be a curse... in that I remember bad scenes of combat in RVN, etc., nightmares, too many sins, hardships, trials, etc., and have to use a powerful form of 'mind control' that I have taught others, to a certain degree, and "imaging" -- healing herbs, massage, breathing, fasting, etc.  The many loves of the past only make me hurt more so-- now when I am alone-- and yet, there are so many married folks suffering in horrible, abusive relationships who also go without the basics in life-- especially love, joy and peace.  I thrive on good relationships and do so well, but I also know how to survive on my own well, physically.  

I went to the North side of Kenosha after church to buy some great Burritos with hot peppers on the side and hot sauce to bring home and ate only 2 which filled me up with a cold beverage.  That  really helped me feel good.

I suppose I spend too much time at the computer these days and thought about going to another church tonight for some singing and fellowship, but it seems like I am driving all the time!   I am a 'morning person' even though I am retired and just run out of steam by the afternoon.  I been having trouble sleeping lately but know how to cure that too.  One of the big reasons that I, personally enjoy going to our country church is because of the fellowship with people of 'like Faith' -- learning "new" things, or those not brought to mind often, and I like to support the church  and a few missions with my modest offerings, like the Bible Tract stuff by Mark Smith, of WVCY Christian Radio, 107.7 FM-Milwaukee.  The VA hospitals are my fertile territory to hand them out [the small interesting Tracts] discreetly and most folks enjoy getting them!  

I suppose now, even at the advanced age of 62, I am now looking for some type of energy stuff [but not that drink stuff] to get more zip in my gait and more spark, I guess.  But then, if I always wake up at 0600, how much  do  I really need to do after working so hard my whole life and getting beat up from a few accidents and mishaps, almost croaking myself?  Why don't we apply this following story about the Mexican in the article below?  Smile-- God loves you!  

Too, I guess that I have had a 'crisis of conscience' lately and shocked a few friends with some 'off the wall questions and statements' that were out of character-- I 'think out loud' sometimes....  but hope that the Spirit will keep me walking the narrow and cramped road.  Thank you for your help and understanding, Anita.  Help me to wake up and walk straight and stop looking for love in all the wrong places.... lol.  Seems like most of those females on the dating web sites don't know if they are shot, stabbed or snake bit...LOL!  They honestly DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR and it's just entertainment for them-- as they play games with other people's feelings.  In the mean time, I will just be content.



A Mexican viewpoint
A boat docked in a tiny Mexican fishing village.
A tourist complimented the local fishermen on the quality of their fish and asked
how long it took him to catch them.
"Not very long." they answered in unison.
"Why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?"
The fishermen explained that their small catches were
sufficient to meet their needs and those of their families.
"But what do you do with the rest of your time?"
"We sleep late, fish a little, play with our children,
and take siestas with our wives..
In the evenings, we go into the village to see our friends,
have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs.
We have a full life."
The tourist interrupted,
I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!
You should start by fishing longer every day.
You can then sell the extra fish you catch.
With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat."
"And after that?"
"With the extra money the larger boat will bring,
you can buy a second one and a third one
and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man,
you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants
and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move to Mexico City , Los Angeles , or even New York City !

From there you can direct your huge new enterprise."
"How long would that take?"
"Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years." replied the tourist.
"And after that?"
"Afterwards? Well my friend, that's when it gets really interesting, "
answered the tourist, laughing. "When your business gets really big,
you can start buying and selling stocks and make millions!"
"Millions? Really? And after that?" asked the fishermen.
"After that you'll be able to retire,
live in a tiny village near the coast,
sleep late, play with your children,
catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife
and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends."
"With all due respect sir, but that's exactly what we are doing now.
So what's the point wasting twenty-five years?" asked the Mexicans.

And the moral of this story is:

Know where you're going in life....
you may already be there

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