Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Unquenching the Spirit.

Tom's Journal.


Yes,  I figure that it is the day after the big storm Sandy, and I can only imagine the heart break and total numbness of losing all your precious things -- because I have gone thru all that a FEW times!  Seems like when you THINK you have the world by the 'horns', or what ever, a turn of events can totally smash all your dreams and aspirations in a heart beat. 

When I was in the Army and most of my time was spent over seas, Germany and Vietnam, I had time to do alot of deep thinking, planning and some dreaming, and hoped to do something big when and if I made it home alive, back on the farm.  Just think...  I was OUT OF THE ARMY WITH AN HONORABLE DISCHARGE, age 21, single, born into a middle class family, and looking for the right girl to settle down with.  Wow!  My first real job was at Nestle Co., in Burlington, WI., making chocolate, but I was bored silly with the same routine-- after flying in helicopters in combat every single day a few month prior to that....ha!  It took me SOOOOOO  LONG to slow down and adjust to 'civilian life' and after I started having severe nightmares and flashbacks in broad daylight I went to the Milwaukee VA hospital to seek help -- and that was smart!  One of the docs told me that my body was traveling at 30 mph, but my mind was going 100 mph!  So he gave me some pills to calm down, but I still have challenges for the rest of my life...  until I found the Lord, and the Holy Spirit.

The short article below talks about a haunting challenge of mine, and now I freely but ashamedly admit that I was guilty of this type of transgression --  BECAUSE OF MY STUPID PRIDE, IMHO [In my humble opinion].  Trusting in the Lord, and allowing the Spirit to help you is kind of like learning to swim....  You have to learn how to relax and just let go!  Sorry for that human analogy, but it works for me.   When you finally surrender  your whole self [the 'old' man] to Jesus Christ -- and let HIM take care of you, fight your battles, then will you see a profound change in your life!  If  you go into a relationship and THINK that you will CHANGE your mate/ spouse after you get married,  you will fail.  But if you give your whole self to Christ, become HIS slave/ servant and apply the Bible to YOURSELF -- you will not only improve yourself -- but your mate WILL SEE THOSE CHANGES IN YOU, and then change his/ her ways !!!   It works!!  Some folks never learn this.   Some folks do learn this and prosper in love and marriage... PTL.  Personally, I can't stand stress and strife, and fighting.. so this spiritual blessing is a healing balm to my broken bones and spirit.  Thank  you so much, dear Lord!  BUT...  If your mate remains a selfish, mean spirited human being, he will of course be chastised in due time -- and all the people in the world who read and love THE KJV BIBLE believe that the time of reckoning is so close now..  so why even worry about the small things in life, when our Lord will take us away swiftly?   Duh.  Don't sweat the small things, dear friend.  Been there -- done that, too.... lol. 
    It's a serious thing to mess with the Holy Spirit!!  Don't even think about it, please!  Without it, Satan will kick your butt all over the earth, chew you up and spit you out!  Now, I know that I have the Holy Spirit in me-- ever since I was Saved, born-again [which is redundant, sorry] but just for those who are "New Christians."  Hey.. We all had to start somewhere and had to crawl before we learned to walk and talk...  so there is nothing to be ashamed of.  But once you have that Spirit, run with it and learn/ study hard to build yourself up-- so you can effectively share the Gospel with others, and you all know by now that the 'Time is Near.'
     Sure, Storms and Sandy's happen this time of year, but anyone who has checked their history knows that we are getting a large dose of nasty business, and just MAYBE this will shake out the precious souls who are still sitting on the fence, before the "REAL STORM" hits us with a vengeance!  

Praise the Lord that the UPS man just rang the door bell... and only you combat Vets will understand this cryptic message.  I also got a reminder phone call this morning about my morning VA Stress  Test on Nov. 2nd, thank you very much.  I hope that Terri can come with me to drive me back home after the test. 
     I am also dismayed that my eyes are getting worse and blurry so much, and must wait for another VA appointment.  I am thus blessed because I do have this VA medical package, but I also have Chrysler Humana, that my dear wife, Terri, enjoys, so she could get her foot "fixed."  It is a slow healer, in our opinion, but would have only gotten worse in time and perhaps crippled Terri in the long run.  I am happy that I brought some goods to the table of our marriage union, and love to help others if I can.  I am very happy with Terri and things are working out well, despite some early bumps from relatives..  sorry.  We just live our simple lives with our own small place in the sun, 'LIVE SIMPLE -- LIVE WELL.'  We are not rich, but certainly much better off than 2/3's of the world!!  God's Grace is sufficient for us to deal with every day fluff and bumps, and living U.P. North in the great Northern Woods is fine for me...  as along as I can still email, phone, visit and write letters, etc.  And that reminds me.....  duh, write some letters today!
     Well, I hope I have not opened my private life too much to the public, but hope that this blog post finds all of my friends and relatives in good health, spirits, and love.

Warm Regards, Hugs,

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>>>  I promised Jerry B., from NH, that I would send/ post this pic of me and my past wife [dear Sharon, who passed away 2 years ago on April 9th] some of my wood carvings, like the "Clinging Cross" where I like to use Walnut and Cherry wood to work with, etc.  Jerry is also a disabled, honored Vietnam Veteran, and my close friend!  Bless you, Bro. Jerry!

Unquenching The Spirit
Q. I have read in one of your previous post that if we continually ignore or disobey the Holy Spirit’s guidance we will lose the ability to hear him. Aka Quenching the Spirit. This bothers me for obvious reasons. If someone did indeed quench the spirit is that a permanent event or can it be [...]

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Tom's Journal.

I am sure that Mr. Obama and the WH are glad that Hurricane Sandy is flooding the news 24/7 so that Benghazi-Gate is buried.  And while it may be a good idea to vote early as I did -- at the rate that people are changing their minds to vote for the real American, Mitt Romney-- Obama wants those same people to vote NOW, for him.  What's wrong with this picture...duh?

Christians have been saying that what ever happens, one way or another -- it's all God's plan... so even if the crook gets re-elected, God will put 'iron hooks in the jaws' of the evil ones and bring them to where he wants them to be, and everything foretold in pure Bible prophecy WILL COME TRUE!  After all, Scripture says, 'Not to put our faith and trust in the sons of nobles or earthly man' -- but to 'Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and do not lean upon your own understanding.'  I hope that I am not beating that favorite verse to death @ Proverbs 3:5. 

After we got home from church this morning, Terri said that she was very hungry so I started out side to grill the 2 sirloin steaks I bought the other day, and had a mishap.  I sat down on a child's  chair trying to turn the gas on the grill and fell backward on my back...  ouch!   Our wonder dog, Deuce, the Rottweiler came over to me and tried to help me up, but I called Terri to come and help me up, after turning over and kneeling on my 'bionic' knee replacements...Ha!  So Terri cooked the steaks in the house, and they were fine, but they taste much better when grilled out side.....   sorry.  I can't wait to get up in the morning to see how many bruises I have on my old, out of shape body and back....  what a bummer--- duh.  Well, that just gave me another 'incentive' to start working out at the Gym to get more strength and lose more weight, so I can take care of MYSELF, if something like this happens again.  I try to make it a practice of carrying my cell phone all the time...  but this Sunday, being rushed for church, I forgot it this time, and I ALWAYS turn it off during church so as not to disrupt the congregation if someone calls at that time...  although most of my friends know my habits by now.

I do have some good, close friends who live near the East Coast, and I worry about them-- albeit they are mostly combat Veterans and savvy enough to take care of themselves-- as most of 'us' are more or less survivalists.  I hope you all know that there was also an earthquake in Western Canada today or yesterday too!   And the 'triple whammy' will be complete as the full moon heightens the higher tide tomorrow on 'Sandy's arrival.'  This is almost exciting to me as I live in Upper Michigan, the U.P., but we get lots of snow and cold up here  --- however, I sure don't want people to get killed or injured as they might live in harm's way in the East.  It's a freaky thing though, and strange enough that we had a mild hurricane season up until now and right before the election!!  

Isn't it something how the stores get stripped in minutes by people before the storm, and folks like me wonder why they don't at least keep SOMETHINGS ON HAND [like water and canned goods/ batteries]  for an emergency just like this!  And how can we not remember Katrina and the utter chaos there, with big time Gov't failure on all levels.   That is when I thought Prez Bush dropped the ball, to some extent, even though I liked and voted for him...   We shall see how our present "Commander in Chief" handles himself now....Ha!   Watch carefully, VOTERS !!

Friends, I know that some of you will lose your power soon enough and communications, but please know that I am worried about MY friends and others and I offer my humble prayers for you.  Trusting in God is correct and well.  Following the smart advice in the Bible is very smart too!!    For those of you who procrastinate ---  so sorry.

And as for the Benghasi-gate scandle -- this needs to be kept on the FRONT BURNER with full TV coverage now, and not after the election.  What a stinking pack of lies our own Gov't tells us and insults our intelliegence,  as if we just fell off the cabbage truck yesterday !!  Shame!  Do we want 4 more years of lies and deceit ??  Answer NO -- WITH YOUR VOTE !

Warm Regards,
Tom and Terri Schuckman

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Posted: 28 Oct 2012 09:25 AM PDT
By Denny Burk A local reporter in Denver, Colorado did not get the memo that he was supposed to give President Obama a pass on the Benghazi issue. In a recent interview with the President, the reporter pressed the President to account for the failure to send help to the Americans who died in Benghazi. The President’s answers were at best evasive. Not only does the President

Friday, October 26, 2012

Navy SEALS furious.

Tom's Journal.

This is one subject that I feel strongly about...  because I also feel that "my generation" of Veterans, Soldiers/ military were sold out too during and after the Vietnam War, where I served honorably: 68-70, and I have some scars to prove that!  I am trying to leave all politics and personality out of this -- but good Soldiers and Marines just don't leave their fellow comrades behind or desert them when there is a clear and present danger, or even an ambush awaiting them... when there is a lot of enemy fire/ battle, in the LZ!!  I have also heard secretly that Leon Paneta-- Sec. of Defense, does not tell the truth, and many people who work for this present obama administration have been bought off, scared, forced, threatened, and intimadated, so they agree with the Gov't -- or just want to keep their 'gravy job.'  But those kind forget that we ALL will have to account for our sins sooner or later.  I have made my share of mistakes and foolish dealings in the past -- but cowardice was NEVER one of them.  I was never a 'hero' but I know that I was a good Soldier in Aviation/ helicopters, flying 7 days a week as a crew member/ door gunner on my 2nd Tour of Duty in RVN, and then worked 30.5 years at Chrysler [and many other places, to survive], plus having my own small welding shop on the side, etc, etc.

Any way, folks, I have been doing much reading [as usual] and can rest now for a short spell after getting the rest of my appliances and furniture U.P. North in the Michigan woods/ hills, as we wait for the 'Big Day-- Election' -- and also the 'Big Storm' that may hit the East Coast --Sandy, the big wind.  Bless and save all my brothers  and sisters in the Faith who live in harm's way near the East Coast, please.

God may very well want to "Shake" the heck out of humankind still on this earth before the Rapture - who are still sitting on the fence/ limping on two opinions, instead of taking the correct stand for Jesus Christ!  Huge disasters, unfortunately that what it takes, cause us to make a move, stir our hearts and conscience and WAKE UP FROM OUR DULL, LAZY, GOOFY SLUMBER!   Many folks have never been 'baptized by fire' or never suffered real hardship or loss.  Perhaps [and only God knows this best..], a Big Surprise might help some good folks wake up and smell the coffee -- get with the Gospel of Salvation program, and confess Jesus Christ as their personal Savior before it's just too late-- people in 'my camp' believe.  Because God LOVES THE WORLD OF MANKIND SO MUCH... John 3:16!   Sometimes God has to shake us up to get our butt in gear, lest we be swept away with all the ungodly people that will be 'Left Behind.'  See:  the First Psalm, 1 thru 7, that I have to recently memorize. 

What I am getting at is:  IF Obama should be re-elected, it might well be that "God allows it" to put more pain and hardship on America to wake us up.  Collectively, we are 'dead meat' already, and too proud, fat, rich and whinny.  For the millions of abortions alone [!!!] -- we are guilty enough to be sent to hell !! It's simple...  If we voted for a man who supports ABORTION and other ungodly things -- we share in his guilt and sins!!  We are co-conspiriters, sharers in sin, guilty!!   But there are still some  Americans- individually, who need to be Saved, and thus, some 'Big Storms' are sure to come.  I HOPE THAT GOV. ROMNEY WINS, and I already voted for him a few weeks ago in Wisconsin... absentee ballot.  But I am just saying that only God knows what will happen in the future, and one way or another His Purpose WILL/  MUST  succeed, for sure. 

So we hope and pray for the best -- but prepare for the worst.  Many times the good things and the good people fall out of a big shake up or disaster, that separate the men from the boys, or the sheep from the goats.  Please bare this in mind, one way or another.  Personally, I REALLY FEAR SOME CHEATING, voting fraud, dirty political tricks, and flim flam in the big cities like Chicago, etc.  Let us stay alert and make sure that everything turns out fair and honest, please.
    I hope to do some more wood carving today, my fav hobby now days -- putting scriptures into wood with my router [tool]-- which I also teach to friends who care and have that interest.

Warm Regards,
Tom Schuckman
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"The SEALs removed one threat to America, now it's time for the voters to remove the other." - Retired Navy SEAL Brad Nagel
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These guys know the facts. They were silenced by their service. But they refuse to remain quiet any longer. The stakes are simply too high.
"Obama's love affair with the Muslim Brotherhood poses a clear and present danger to America, but worst of all are the lies and failure to act, especially in Benghazi, that got my buddies KILLED," says Brad Nagel, 20 year Navy veteran and former SEAL.
Newly released emails indicate that the Obama White House KNEW WITHIN 30 MINUTES of the initial uprising that the American Embassy in Benghazi was under full terrorist attack. An American drone reportedly sent the State Department situation room real time footage of the jihadist assault. As State Department officials watched the bloody, clearly pre-planned and well organized attack unfold; our Commander in Chief refused to take action. It has been further reported that instead of staying in the situation room, the President retired to his quarters for an early bed time, leaving horrified State Department personnel alone with the live feed horrors from Benghazi.
Of the four killed during that 7 hour battle, 2 of the people died in the final hour. Ty Woods, a former SEAL teammate of Nagel's was one of the last to die. "Ty ran his weapon dry and killed 50 jihadists before he was taken down. If this Administration had used the intel they had and sent help, my friend might still be alive" said Nagel.
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Diet Drinks.

Tom's Journal.

I've been knowing these FACTS for YEARS !!   Please share this with a friend who really needs to know.  And how about BUYING bottled water from France... lol ?  Ha!  What are we thinking when we are in deep debt, yet throw away our precious, hard earned cash on goofy things??  Better to buy your wife a new dress and her favorite new shoes, and take her out for dinner at a nice place!   [Smile!]

Warm Regards,
Tommy Schuckman

Picture below:  Terri and Tom.  Life is good.

Diet Drinks: The Biggest Marketing Scam of All Time?

October 18, 2012
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Diet drinksWe are surrounded by junk foods and beverages. They’re everywhere – in our grocery stores, in our restaurants and even in our schools. While I have a strong distaste for such artificial, highly processed goods, at least many of them are typically recognized for what they are. Most people know that Twinkies, Slim Jims and Mountain Dew are not healthy choices. What makes me really angry is when something that is bad for you is marketed as good for you. Why? Because it’s a scam, it’s unfair and it often has negative effects on the people who are most vulnerable – namely children.
Diet Drinks: Marketed as Safe, but Far From It
At the top of my list are diet drinks that contain . Decades from now, this will be one of those “what in the world were we thinking” topics. But today, we have to contend with the fact that the vast majority of the public considers diet drinks “good for you.”
Whose fault is this? Well let’s start with the global corporations that market these toxic concoctions as “healthy” alternatives to sugary drinks that can actually promote weight loss. I can’t help but draw comparisons to the big tobacco companies that marketed their “light” cigarettes as healthier alternatives.
Next, we can blame our leaders and policymakers for being duped into thinking that promoting diet drinks is a good strategy to getting people to drink less sugary soda. Given the multiple scientific studies that prove that diet drinks (and soda in general) have numerous negative health consequences, this strategy is seriously flawed. An example of such policy is New York’s ban on large-sized sugary drinks that excludes diet drinks.
Lastly, we have ourselves to blame. There is always a level of individual responsibility with any social issue. We allow these drinks to be sold and, in my opinion, are not nearly vocal enough in terms of educating people about their dangers.
Sadly, Consumption of Diet Drinks Is Increasing
What inspired me to write this article was a study I read about in USA Today, which showed that the consumption of diet drinks has been steadily rising over the past decade. The worst part about this study is that almost 20% of girls aged 12 to 19 consume a diet drink on any given day. On many occasions, I’ve cringed to see kids under the age of 10 drinking diet sodas – their parents naïvely thinking they are making a smart choice for their children.
Let’s Talk About Some of the Dangers
The dangers of diet drinks are numerous and well documented. While Live in the Now has reported extensively on these dangers, I’ve provided links to 3rd party sources below to avoid creating the perception that this is simply our opinion.
  • Some studies show that diet drinks can actually make you 70% fatter.
  • The artificial coloring used in diet drinks is a carcinogenic.
  • Aspartame and Neotame (Equal and NutraSweet) are also known carcinogens, even in low levels.
  • Sucralose (Splenda), alters the microflora in the intestine and “exerts numerous adverse effects, according to a Duke University study.
  • Diet sodas in general are linked to a 61% increase in strokes and heart attacks.
What To Do If You Really Like Soda
If you currently drink diet sodas, I hope you consider stopping. In my 20s, I used to drink a lot of diet drinks thinking they were harmless. But then I uncovered the truth, and once you know the facts, it’s easy to quit. I do, however, enjoy drinking carbonated beverages. Here’s my advice for you if you do too
1. Avoid diet drinks like the plague!
2. If you must drink soda, one sweetened with corn syrup is probably better than an artificially sweetened drink, but remember this is just the lesser of two evils – neither is good for you.
3. More and more sodas are sweetened with cane sugar, which is a better choice than high fructose corn syrup. Still, please remember that any drink containing sugar provides “empty calories” and should be avoided.
4. If it’s just the carbonation you like, try good ol’ fashioned sparkling water. Just be careful because a lot of sparkling water (especially club soda) is made from unfiltered municipal water, so keep an eye on the water source. If it has lemon, lime or other fruit juice added, try to pick a drink that uses natural instead of artificial flavoring. Note: Some experts say that excessive consumption of carbonated beverages – even water – may leach minerals from your bones, so don’t overdo it.
5. My favorite solution is using a SodaStream machine to add carbonation to high quality filtered or spring water or organic juice. I bought mine on, but they are widely available online and in stores. My kids (and I) love it because we can make all types of drinks that are refreshing and healthy. My only tip would be to upgrade to the glass bottles so you can avoid using plastic!
One parting comment – please spread the word about the dangers of diet drinks. I think if more people knew about the mounting evidence showing the numerous health consequences of diet drinks, very few people would consume them. The best way to mitigate the negative effects of a bad product on the market is to speak with our wallets and simply not buy it!
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Thursday, October 18, 2012


Tom's Journal.

I just want to throw my 2 cents into the ring again tonight before I crash.  As a born-again Christian, and serious Bible student, I know and believe that God's Plan is well under way, as we can plainly read from the Scriptures, if we have the Holy Spirit working for us, and the Rapture is still something I think and pray about daily.  Exactly how this will come about and when is still unknown to us servants of Christ, albeit we know it is near.

Now that Gov. Romney seems to be pulling ahead in the polls, although it is still a very close horse race, gives me pause, because I KNOW how important this is to huge, POWERFUL, entities working and maneuvering behind the scenes, with evil men like George Soros, and other power hungry "king makers", and people who stand to make their fortunes if obummer wins again-- and pushes us down that wife path to Socialism... before the Anti-Christ rises up from the shadows.   Beware, friends, there is always the horrible possibility that sneaky, dangerous people or societies may be planning for just an eventuality to so some immoral, violent thing to one of the candidates.   I already voted for the fine gentleman with a blond wife and 5 sons, ahead of time, and happy about that fact!!  It was important to me to vote this year especially, and here is the reason why, even though Gov. Romney is a Mormon....   I believe that he is a good, moral man, and faithful to the U.S. Constitution, and a 'Free Economy.'  This means that he will RESPECT our precious FREEDOMS to practice our Christian Faith undisturbed, as we exercise that Right!  Who knows that we can't win more souls over to Jesus Christ before 'Our Father' in Heaven puts the hammer down and starts things off??  It would mean that we can speak, preach, share, teach the Bible to all those who have a listening ear, and attend church without worrying about getting shot, beat up or bombed-- like in other countries not so friendly.   That means a lot to me. 

There is also the distinct possibility of a mad "commander-in-chief" seizing control -- using so-called 'Presidential power' to even STOP the election, blaming some lame 'national emergency'... and please don't think that I am that paranoid to stay awake dreaming such things up.   Like I said before, THIS election is for ALL THE MARBLES, my friends and readers!   

But,  if something like this should happen  -- my KJV Bible tells me that all is not lost, because that just means that God might speed things up a bit so that we don't suffer that long down here-- ME-THINKS.   In the mean while, we always have a job to do, and most of you know that means sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ -- that good news of Salvation as long as we have to, as commanded by the Lord, Himself. 

I am still trying to shake my nasty sore throat and upper respiratory ailment that is much worse than what my wife had a few weeks ago.  I am coughing up bad looking 'frogs' as much as I can, but this only insures that my throat will stay dry and sore, raw, irritated.  I take my healing herbs like, Ginger capsules, Capsicum, Garlic, etc., but right now I just have a big head ache, and I NEVER have head aches!  Also in the line of preparation is paying down/ off as much 'plastic credit card debt' as possible, because no matter who gets elected, things will prob get worse before they get better -- IF they get better...  sorry, folks, I didn't want to throw a wet towel on you now, but it's the truth as I see it.    But I was raised to a 'hard work ethic' born German-American in Wisconsin, there is something also called 'smart work' too, and the right investments.  NOT TO PAY OUR MIDDLE CLASS TAXES to feed obama's entitlement class who REFUSE TO WORK....  but having SOME money is a good insurance for when bad times come, and emergencies, in my book, at least.  Yet,  I personally know some good, hard working families U.P. here who are barely making it !  That hurts me, but better that I should SHOW them some Financial tricks and just common sense, than just hand them some money. 

However, the Book of James has important things to say about seeing our spiritual brothers and sisters in poor circumstances -- and not trying to help them.  I like to help my friends!!  But the pastor, IMHO, ought to examine each case for it's merit before taking action...  because he knows them best, I think.   Way U.P. North where we live, people have to have the basic housing, warmth and warm Winter clothes to exist, but then these are 'All-American' rural, families who walks around in shorts in the Winter-- so I've seen... LOL.  There are  a lot of long beards too. 

I figure that if I don't drink or smoke, then we can afford a few small luxuries like four wheel drive for the deep snows, and my new bow and arrows/ quiver.  I may have to buy my wife some good leather boots if she wants soon. 

Tomorrow is another day.

Warm Regards,

>>> Deep Snow>>>

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

One Taken --One Left.

Tom's Journal.

Friends and Readers,
I need to get ONE thing off my chest this morning, please...  Terri M. Schuckman makes the BEST Carrot cake that I have ever eaten!!  She puts in Walnuts and crushed pineapple to keep is moist, and grates the fresh carrots in by hand [of course].   Wow!  Terri is a fine cook anyway, her food for which some would DIE FOR... lol.  I love her more and more every day -- but I am still set on working on COMMUNICATION -- both ways.  I think [my 2 cents worth] that honest communication is KEY to every marriage. 

Although she would be considered a 'young Christian' she is rapidly learning the Bible both at church from a fine pastor, Kevin Sullivan, and from my own hand, with personal/ family studies many times a week. 

God has surely blessed me, and prayers are always welcome for our spiritual porogress-- our marriage is for 'keeps' until death do we part -- or the Rapture.   I should be a saint by now-- yet I still feel like a sinner man.  At the tender age of 63, my eyes have seen more than most men in 3 lifetimes, and then some.  Death has knocked at my my door twice last year with the passing of Sharon and Andy, my only son, and that still hurts, but we must move on.  If we don't have the wind to fill our sails -- we best drag out the oars and start rowing.  The 2 animals who took my dear son away at age 37 are both in jail, and I wonder if they realize how much damage they've done to my extended family...  I hardly think about them much these days except the DA in a Southern County sends me emails to keep me informed -- and that's all I may say on this subject.

'One Taken -- One Left, ought to wake us up., per the short article below as there is much there to glean and contemplate on this sobering subject.  The book of Revelation need not frighten us, and it CAN be understood!  It's just that some of the 66 books of the Bible are more easy to understand than others.  And if I were a gold miner, I would not expect to get rich in one day either.... lol.    If you want to MAKE the time to actually study, and have God's Holy Spirit, you will learn and understand.

I bid you all PEACE and have a great day!!

Christian Hugs,
Tom Schuckman

>>>  My old house in Union Grove, WI is 'FOR SALE !'  So buy it at great discount.   Pictured is my son, Andy, who painted the house 2 years ago a deep, rich color BLUE.>>>

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Posted: 15 Oct 2012 09:34 AM PDT
By Dr. Tony Garland Q. I am going through your Revelation study and so appreciate your gentle tone and teaching style. There is much to glean and contemplate as I listen and look at the slides. The comparing of scripture to scripture to further highlight and illuminate passages is also much appreciated.Please permit me to bring something to your attention in hopes you

Physical Beings.

Tom's Journal.

I don't 'hang around' First John to much, but I guess I ought to....if it means getting new clarification like this article and idea.   Like many of you folks,  my mind is like a sponge, and now that I am retired with decent benefits I have the time and desire to search out these nuggets of gold, choice bits of information that bring everything together for easier understanding.  

We are a very special 'group' called the "Church" who will get special treatment after we are resurected!!   And we don't want to even think about the consequences --hell.  We are not perfect now, but that doesn't get us an excuse to keep 'walking on the wild side' --chasing everything evil just to see how close we can get to the flame [like a moth to a candle] before we singe our wings...   'Time has been sufficient' to work out the bad things from our lives -- and get with the program now!!  We are now grown up with no more excuses to run with the herd and get their diseases and fleas, etc.  Now is the time to draw near to the Lord, and help others see the Light of the World, Jesus and His Armies, who are waiting in the wings to come down and 'clean house.'

Just because we don't feel the pain of hunger, PTSD, war, famine, disease or the 3rd world, doesn't mean it's not happening in the other half of the world!  I know this well, for I lived in one of those places back in 1968-1970, Vietnam !!  They were plowing with water buffaloes, with a very smiple life, and then we came with jets and refrigerators...and death... to try and contain the Viet Cong...   but no history lesson today, friends.  But I degress, as my wife always tells me.

With all the hub bub and excitment of the presidential election in America now, the woes of the world are temporarily shoved on the back burner, and time is flying by at a jet speed to something BIG.  I am ready for both eventualities RIGHT, or left type of Gov't -- but the same thing will happen in the end....  The End of the World AS we know it... and all of God's prophecies will and must come true!  I already voted like I said before, for the RIGHT man, although not a Christian in the technical sense, but still a 'good man.'  But 'GOOD' doesn't get you into heaven!!  Being Saved by the ransom blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and confessing this, will get you [us] into HEAVEN!  Hey,  I don't even describe myself as being a so-called, "GOOD MAN."  After I get to heaven I will be safe in saying that I finally made the grade.  Smile!

Warm Regards.
Tom Schuckman

Will We Always Be Physical Beings?

Q. I understand that man is created in God’s image, meaning that man has an eternal spirit. Wouldn’t that mean the angels were also created in God’s image? What is the difference then between man and angels if, after temporarily inhabiting physical bodies, man then becomes a spirit being? Or does man become a physical being again inhabiting a physical place?

A. I think there’s a sense in which the angels can be said to have been created in the image of God. In Hebrew they’re called B’nai ha Elohim, which means sons of God. Like the angels man was created with eternal life, intellect, and agency (the power of choice). Unlike them, redeemed man will spend eternity as a physical being, where the natural state of angels is spiritual. The New Jerusalem, where the Church will live eternally, is a physical location, visible from Earth, and designed for habitation by physical beings. The leaders of Earth, also physical beings, will bring their splendor into it (Rev. 21:24).
Jesus demonstrated this clearly. On His first post resurrection appearance to the disciples, they were all frightened, thinking they had seen a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have” (Luke 24:38-39). Then He showed them His hands and feet and asked for something to eat.
His example is all we understand about our next life, but believing in a bodily resurrection is one of the basic tenets of our faith. John explained it this way. “What we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears we will be like Him” (1 John 3:2). Since He is a physical being, that means we’ll be physical beings.
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Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Stress Test Tomorrow Morning.

Tom's Journal.

Dear Brother Roy,
Thank you for getting all of this important history straight for us, and of course,  obummer lies to the 10th power!  IMHO, obummer's head and heart is filled with the devil.   And we all know that the Dims have been infiltrated by ultra Lefty Losers many years ago -- all Socialists!  Besides being a serious Bible student, I am also a History buff.

We are getting plenty of rain in the U.P. of Michigan today but we are used to the inclement weather.  Our Autumn only lasted about 2 weeks...Ha!.. but it was great! 

As a side note, some folks have told me that I laugh too much when I write, and use too many "LOL's", and "Ha Ha's", plus emotions and smiley faces.   But I really doubt that ANYONE could top VP Biden @ the VP debate last Thursday, in KY !!!   Was he not a total ass, rude, and arrogant, to the letter ???  What a dirty piece of work!  He may have wanted to come out 'aggressive' -- but when the dust settled, he only appeared very MEAN SPIRITED and the 'bully on the block' type who cast a dark cloud and image on his political party.

Too many of my own close friends  U.P. here and all over are probably wishing they had taken my timely advice about 'investing in precious metals,' now, after most of those days are over, sorry...  In fact, I admit that it's becoming a battle for US too, as I have to dig in and prepare for the economic storm that obummer has created [AND NOT PREZ. BUSH!], please read the short article below. 

Tomorrow I must go to the nearby VAMC [Veteran's Administration Medical Center] for a chemical Stress Test, where they stop my heart and then start it back up again....  Wow!  My knees, legs and back are too sore and crippled to do the regular stress test on a rigged tread mill, like before, about 12  years ago.  And nuclear medicine.
Your prayers are requested, please.


PS:  I felt so sick and dizzy when Terri and I reached the VA Hosp. today that they nurses advised me to just go home and reschedule the 'Stress Test'  -- and so I did, went to bed trying to burn the sickness out, and this is a BIG sickness going around!!  Throat is so sore and dry-- body aches as if a dude beat me up with a crow bar, etc.... which might turn into an upper respiratory ailment, IMHO. 

Subj: 2006 good economy; 2007 Dems take over Congress; economy went sour & stays sour

Reference for this: Google US economy 2006, especially read NY Times & Washington Post entries.
Please forward & send a letter to local papers.


Check this out, your history lesson for today. Some people have short memories….. I’ve been saying this for years, but this email probably explains it better and more clearly. This is NOT a political message, but rather a clarification to remind us all of the correct facts.

Remember that on October 9, 2007, 11 months before our “economic crisis” occurred (that was actually created), the Dow hit its highest point ever, closing at 14,164.53 and reaching 14,198.10 intra-day level 2 days later. Unemployment was steady at 4.7%. But things were already being put in place to create the havoc we’ve all been experiencing since then. And it all started, as this email explains, on January 3, 2007.

I'm sending this to each of you regardless of your party preferences because I believe it is something you may not have considered.

This tells the story, why Bush was so “bad” at the end of his term.

Don't just skim over this, it's not very long, read it slowly and let it sink in. If in doubt, check it out!!!

The day the Democrats took over was not January 22nd 2009, it was actually January 3rd 2007, which was the day the Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate, at the very start of the 110th Congress.

The Democrat Party controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.

For those who are listening to the liberals propagating the fallacy that everything is "Bush's Fault", think about this: January 3rd, 2007 was the day the Democrats took over the Senate and the Congress.

At the time:
· The DOW Jones closed at 12,621.77
· The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5%
· The Unemployment rate was 4.6%
· George Bush's Economic policies SET A RECORD of 52 STRAIGHT MONTHS of JOB GROWTH

Remember the day...January 3rd, 2007 was the day that Barney Frank took over the House Financial Services Committee and Chris Dodd took over the Senate Banking Committee. The economic meltdown that happened 15 months later was in what part of the economy? BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES!

Unemployment... to this CRISIS by (among MANY other things) dumping 5-6 TRILLION Dollars of toxic loans on the economy from YOUR Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac FIASCOES!

Bush asked Congress 17 TIMES to stop Fannie & Freddie - starting in 2001 because it was financially risky for the US economy.

And who took the THIRD highest pay-off from Fannie Mae AND Freddie Mac? OBAMA And who fought against reform of Fannie and Freddie? OBAMA and the Democrat Congress.

So when someone tries to blame Bush. REMEMBER JANUARY 3rd, 2007....THE DAY THE DEMOCRATS TOOK OVER!"

Budgets do not come from the White House. They come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress since January 2007 is the Democrat Party.

Furthermore, the Democrats controlled the budget process for 2008 & 2009 as well as 2010 & 2011.

In that first year, they had to contend with George Bush, which caused them to compromise on spending, when Bush somewhat belatedly got tough on spending increases.

For 2009 though, Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid bypassed George Bush entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running
until Barack Obama could take office. At that time, they passed a massive omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budgets.

And where was Barack Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as President to complete 2009.

If the Democrats inherited any deficit, it was the 2007 deficit, the last of the Republican budgets. That deficit was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that
includes Barack Obama, who voted for the budgets.

If Obama inherited anything, he inherited it from himself. In a nutshell, what Obama is saying is I inherited a deficit that I voted
for and then I voted to expand that deficit four-fold since January 20th.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!