Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Psalm 73.

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I am happy that I stumbled along [or the Lord lead me to...]  Psalm 73!  I am not unlike other men who forget things and fall off the track of good regimen, growing lax in some important areas.  I forgot about my Ram Dodge appointment today but instead I drove to the doctor that is really scheduled for tomorrow and got those two things turned around... lol.  The Antioch, IL Dodge dealership charged me $153, and 2 1/2 hours of waiting to replace a "sensor" --and as I drove away-- the Engine Light was still on !!  I called them back with that news but they never got back with me...  Some one is going to look foolish at the shop when I have time to return with the same problem.  

The 73rd Psalm is really some hard core, beefy material that hits us right between the eyes, in my opinion.  I could identify with most everything the Psalmist said-- been there-- done that, and glad to have finally matured so that I envy no man!  If my financial situation stays the same, I will prosper and pay off all my bills, etc.  But in my heart of hearts, I know that things MUST get worse [the Bible says so-- Matthew- chapter 24, etc.], because no person or country can continue spending so much, and printing money in the back room while our creditors' interest rates mount and push through the roof!  We can and should, on a personal basis, pay off as much debt as we can-- as soon as we can, and that will lessen the pain in the near future.  And don't worry-- the price of gasoline will go up again. And I've already told you about my mindset of investments.   tschuckman@aol.com

I am looking to ask out/ date a few people as I am getting/ healing better, in the future-- but I remembered my pledge to the Lord, that I will only seek ladies who are real, biblical Christians, already!  I don't want to push or rush things either.  Perhaps there is not enough time left in this wicked system to pursue a relationship, but I can still be friends.  Then again, if people are just too busy with their own lives, and don't have any time for me-- I just write them off my list-- as I don't want to beg or be a nuisence or a  pest.  God has to be number ONE in my own life, or I am just full of hot air and a hypocrite.  Deuce is a great friend and companion-- but his English isn't that good yet...

Well, I am looking forward to the Racine County Fair -- the end of this hot month, and I will still have to use my power scooter.  I still have a real problem with my body, joints and muscles being so stiff in the morning, so that's is hard to just get out of bed!  But the dog gets me up with his cold, wet nose, and I don't want him to have an 'accident in the house' so I do get up right away.  
      I really pity folks that don't have A/C in their houses in this July heat and humidity, but some folks just don't pay their electric bills and have to suffer and cook.  "Eat not the bread of laziness."  And I am tired of supporting the 'other half' who think they should be supported by the State and Federal Gov't while they can somehow afford high end TV's, cell phones, games, PC's, cigarettes, booze, street drugs, and other luxuries.  I think that all the welfare and food stamp recipients ought to take and pass drug tests BEFORE they get the goodies!!  People who have real jobs have to do just that. Disabled Veterans have to do just that! The people on the take  don't have a clue what REAL poverty is in 3rd world nations-- but they will, and when the nation's DEBT gets a little higher-- illegal aliens might have to show more ID and paperwork too for all the benefits they collect.

Tom Schuckman

Surely God is good to Israel, to those who are pure in heart. But as for me, my feet had almost slipped; I had nearly lost my foothold. For I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked. They have no struggles; their bodies are healthy and strong. They are free from [...]