Tom's Journal. http://tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com/ firstname.lastname@example.org
I am all lone most of the time U.P. here, but I am never at a loss to stay busy, or even entertained! I wish that I could at least catch up with all the things I want to read and study. Terri went to work today with my Dodge Ram 4 by 4 truck because it snowed all last night, wet and heavy! I thought it would be a nice day for her to stay home and snuggle -- but she just don't do that, ever. One day, if she is smart, she will quit her job where they only pay her barely enough to keep her from quiting, with no insurance, hardly. For a guy like me, I could not even THINK about working anywhere years ago without a good health insurance plan for my family!! U.P. here in the 'Frozen Tundra' it seems more like the "Norm" to work without any safety net! I know a married lady who has been sick for a long time --Diabetes, but they cannot afford her special medication -- no money-- no insurance. I know... I am "Lucky" -- not. I am Blessed!! But I worked my ass off ALL of my life, so I am covered. Go figure, when you really sit down and do the math --Social Security is the biggest Ponzi Scheme/ Rip-Off, in the world !! I worked in Finance and Investments, so I would know. I was also divorced and lost everything a few times -- so I had to "start all over from scratch" a number of times, so I understand that "Time and unforeseen circumstances befall us all" too !! See Eccl., ~by Solomon. You could say that human lives run in cycles too, and everyone will have a deep, blue rainy day sometime. Following the Bible seems to eliminate many of those 'unforeseen circumstances' because God blesses the loyal ones who LISTEN to His wise, rich, counsel ! Just read the book of Proverbs.
I still can not get over being blessed by having a great guest speaker yesterday at the local school Gym [church], because our real church is in major repair right now. And one of my close buddies is now getting more good work from the church in being a skilled tradesman-- Dry Wall installer, etc. Bless You, Jeremy!
Well, much is happening in this month -- and 'BEWARE the Ides of March!' I heard that Mr. obama is going to make his move on 'gun control' at the big UN meeting in 2 weeks, and that will also be to our national detriment... unless you are a Socialist, Communist, and NWO guy. But before ya'll get upset, remember that this MUST happen to fulfill Bible prophecy as God promised, so just hang on to your hats, please. What to do to prepare? Well, by now you know me well enough to know my mind on such matters. But even I get side-tracked every other week, it seems. Let me beat the drum again.... STUDY YOUR BIBLE well. Make the move to check into attending a "BIBLE teaching, believing church, friends! Trouble is, they are few and hard to find, because most of the Church is burdened by satanic, worldly, trash, immorality, weak and false doctrines from the immoral world of mankind and the devil, etc. So! How are you going to pick and choose if you don't already know the Bible?? Get one--Buy One!! Ask for the Lord to enter your heart, confess all your sins, pray for the HOLY SPIRIT to help you understand what you are reading -- and then ACT ON IT !! GOT IT??
Personally, I am trying to re-learn how to live without spending money...LOL, put away my CC's [Credit Cards] and just live simple -- live well ! The time has already come for ME, to live within my means and slow down in life. To help others, but not with my limited money supply. What IF the corrupt Gov't just decided to halt all SS checks, VA checks, Pension checks, etc, over night? Wouldn't that be a Hoot! I hope and pray that not EVERY American has his / her head in the sand, while obama is training a large civilian force of punks with guns, to shoot down civilians if ordered to do so, and put good Patriots in FEMA prison camps if they don't dance to his "Orders !" Right now we in America are bankrupt! But the Gov't is buying up and drying up all the ammo, so that we can't defend hearth and home, families and self, and that is just for starters. Do YOU have a plan, Sam?
My "camp of Believers" believes that just before things get really mean and nasty, the good Lord Jesus Christ will come down and call for His special "Bride-Class of SAINTS" --people who are loyal to Him [See: Rapture --Harpazo Event], and who have put their faith and trust in Him. Do you think or see many people in your walk in life every day, doing just that now? Shake your heads, "No !"
Matthew 10:22 says, "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be Saved." [--Jesus speaking...]. -- and verse 32, "Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven." So... are the great leaders of this country confessing 'Jesus as Lord' in public to everyone?? How about obama? In fact, Americans elected a lying, Jew-hating Muslim to the WH !! Some one who has done everything to kill our U.S. Constitution [as Presidents and Congress people before him--both Parties are red with blood guilt as Christians are slaughtered as I speak/ write] and replace it with Socialist, heathen Law -- as in the U.N. policies and rules! Shame! We all had the time to read and listen to what obama stood for! Abortion, the Gay, immoral agenda, open borders, a Welfare/ Nanny State, etc! God knew this and "ALLOWED" it to happen because God must honor and maintain pure Bible prophecy, and friends, things are happening just so as we turn on the "News."
Hold on -- more to come.
I am NOT saying to just sit there and do nothing. I am saying that we all must be "Pro-Active" and do what God wants us to do.... share the Gospel until He says to stop! Just read [for a start] the 2 books of John, and Romans, and that will give you a rudimentary knowledge of the Gospel -- then SHARE IT! My own pastor and many others will be happy to help you along if you are brave enough to just humbly ask: 906-774-8239, is the phone number of the good, smart, Pastor Kevin Sullivan, in Iron Mountain, MI 49801... way U.P. North in the Deep Woods, where the deer and bears play. You must know my email address: email@example.com
Have a great day!