Tuesday, February 2, 2021


Post #1 THAT’S A FACT!!!


A Blog Series, focusing on




Many year ago, there was a claim that rang out frequently as one child told something of question to another ... “Liar, liar, pants on fire”; in a nutshell, that expression was reflective of childhood simplicity.  Their interpretation of what they overheard in adult church when the preacher declared that the Bible says “All Liars will go to Hell”.

Over time, the initial shock of being the target of that accusation has been dulled by its repeated declaration. In that era, we heard another such phrase that arose out of the prolific and redundant “Liar, Liar” claim, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”.

These childhood accusations and responses became so commonplace in those years, that they totally lost their negative effect.

Now, more than two generations later, we have become so sensitive to political correctness that we have modified that accusation, recommending that anything we do not like to hear should be fact checked. The true question then becomes whose fact do you check? And, against what questionable resource?

This most recent two generations have taught us that not only can words harm, but they can totally derail an initiative, destroy reputations, incite riots, fuel anarchy, and open the door to worldwide dysfunction.

This should not come as any surprise,

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

We have never questioned the right for anyone, or everyone to have their own opinion, and the first amendment right to express that opinion, but within the last 40 years (+/-) we have reached a point where people with money and power feel they are entitled to their own facts.

There is nothing wrong with fact checking as a means of validating truth, “if” there is unquestionable truth as a foundation for that fact. There is no unquestionable truth on which to base my claim, but I have been watching and listening, and praying, and watching and listening some more.

I will not claim this to be a fact, but I will declare that is has been a travesty, and has robbed the American People of hundreds of millions of dollars in false accusations, special prosecutors, investigations, impeachment hearings, and so much more. But the greatest cost has been eight years of legislative ineffectiveness with regard to representative government.

Our legislators do not represent the will of the people and their self-righteous claim of religion, and self-worth will not change as long as they are the only agencies of elected office that are not subjected to term limits.

It has long been said that this country is governed by 535 people whose only concern is their feelings of entitlement and the inability of anybody to affect their decision-making.

This last four years has reduced the number of those that truthfully influence the legislature to less than 50, and that number is dwindling as leadership in both parties defer to the squad and the anti-constitutional left.

As the unconstitutional leanings of the left have been fueled by the radicalized squad, the party leadership on both sides have wavered and cowered, and caved into the demands of a few junior vocalists.

The spinelessness of the right has gradually withdrawn and expressed the desire that the left would be more reasonable. It is amazing that House members feel at liberty to demand resignation of Senators because they are not sufficiently radicalized, or for democratic leadership announcing today that 74 million voters have to be deprogrammed if we have any hope of democracy.

That in its self could be tolerated for the next two years, because “if” we the people wake up to what has just happened, we can vote those in our districts and states out of office.

The biggest threat to our democracy, though, is not the legislators as big a threat as that is, the bigger threat is the combination of the Social Media Giants, and the so-called “Free” Press.

The Media Giants can terminate anyone’s ability to communicate on their platform anytime they choose, for whatever reason they choose; and the Free Press (with the syndicated and cable news stations) defends their right to do so; and then shames we the people, because we voted the wrong way, and then fought against fraudulent electoral practices.

Every opportunity in life has a window, and after months of hearings, our legislators refused to address the Social Media Crisis. Wonder why? Under the current administration, that window is now closed, and there will no longer be news, only decrees from the ruling class.

There many things wrong with the way our most influential legislators are being influenced: Too may aides and assistants with foreign citizenship, and too much foreign money available to anyone in an influential position. Oh, I know you can show that much of that money comes out of our own so called governmental operations budget. But in so saying, you are ignoring the fact that the only money we have available for operations, or otherwise, has been borrowed from foreign governments, or stolen from our entitlement escrows.

Patriotism used to be the motivator for governmental service. Today, greed is the primary motivator. There is no where in this economy that anyone can do less, and gain more. than to serve in government.

I share that claim on the fact that on the eve of his first election, our local representative while walking to the platform to give his acceptance speech said to one of the entourage walking with him (not realizing that he was being accompanied with a hot roving microphone) exclaimed, “Halleluiah, now it is my turn to get rich”.

How many times this past 5 years have we heard claims of a HOT MICROPHONE being irrefutable evidence of racism, sexism, hemophobia, etc., etc., while never questioning the motivation of the person that planted the hot mike, or just when an attempt to blackmail or discredit would be launched.

Remember ...

Proverbs 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.


Do you suppose that the hot microphone and the bus ride with a report was all it took for the far left to generate a worldwide hatred for that sexist?

How much money do you suppose it took to get that microphone turned on at the right time, and in the right place to accomplish that setup? And, is it not ironic that the recording from that hot microphone ended up in the hands of the press, but not publicized until it had the potential of skewing the election?

PLEASE, PROVE me wrong, or join me in setting forth a Plan of Action.



Thursday, October 29, 2020

The Hurriedier I Go - Part 2 102920






                                        i.    MATTHEW 28:19-20 – DISCIPLER


·         As we look at the characteristics of a good shepherd it will become clear that God chose this motif at least in part because His people are so apt to act like sheep. Scriptures like Is. 53:6 remind us over and over again that God’s people and sheep are very much alike and the connection is most often negative. “Sheep are not only dependent creatures; singularly unintelligent, prone to wandering and unable to find their way to a shepherd even when it is in sight.”6 The analogy is fitting. It is clear, because of our helplessness and our tendency to wander and get lost we are in need of a Good Shepherd.

o   The focus of a good shepherd was to be on his flock--their provision, guidance and safety. The epitome of the bad shepherds, in Ezekiel’s expose of Israel’s leaders of his day (34:1-6), sketches out in vivid terms, what it looked like when leaders failed to provide this care. 

o   Not only did the shepherd provide nourishment and direction, but David goes out of his way in the Psalm to convey the idea of the shepherd providing safety and protection.

o   In Jesus’ description of Himself in John 10 he adds to our understanding of what makes for a good shepherd. The good shepherd is sacrificial. He is willing to ignore his own needs in order to meet the needs of the sheep. Over and over in the passage he states the good shepherd gives his own life for his sheep. (vs.11, 15, 17, 18)

o   The other characteristic of the good shepherd Jesus makes crystal clear in his discussion of the topic in John 10, is that the good shepherd is personally, if not intimately involved with all his sheep.

o   After each admission of love on Peter’s part Jesus said, “Tend My lambs” John 21:15, “Shepherd my sheep” vs.16, and “Tend my sheep” vs.17. Peter charges the elders at the churches in present day Asia Minor to “shepherd the flock of God among you, not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of God; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock.” (1Peter 5:2-3)


                                      ii.    EZEKIEL CHAPTER 3 - WATCHMAN


The responsibility of a watchman.

1. (16-19) The responsibility to warn the wicked.

Now it came to pass at the end of seven days that the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore hear a word from My mouth, and give them warning from Me: When I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, that same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood I will require at your hand. Yet, if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.

a. I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel: God used the figure of the watchman to describe Ezekiel’s responsibility, here and in Ezekiel 33. He fulfilled his role as a watchman not primarily by observing others, but by faithfully proclaiming God’s word and bringing God’s warning to the people. God was gracious to provide a watchman at all.

i. “A watchman: “See therefore that thou be Episcopus, not Aposcopus; an overseer, not a byseer; a watcher, not a sleeper.” (Trapp)

ii. “Ezekiel was not the first to define the prophetic office in terms of a sentry. The 8th-century prophet Hosea makes the identification in 9:8, and alludes to it in 5:8 and 8:1, where he calls for the blowing of the horn. Isa. 56:10 refers to blind sentries, visionaries who are asleep, presumably false or negligent prophets.” (Block)

iii. There are many who consider themselves watchmen to the people of God today. They watch carefully and look for signs of error or apostasy. There is always a place for those to do what Ezekiel was called to do as a watchman – to hear a word from God’s word and to give them a warning. Yet many who do this focus on the examination of supposed error more than the proclamation of God’s truth. This is a distortion of Ezekiel’s calling as a watchman.

iv. Another way this modern office of watchman may distort the Biblical idea is by untruthful or unfair examination of others in search of error or apostasy. If a watchman alerts people to dangers but does not give an honest and fair report, then he will not be believed when they warn of a genuine danger.

v. “Herodotus telleth of one Euenius, a city shepherd, who for sleeping and allowed the wolf to enter the fold and kill sixty sheep, had his eyes pulled out. God threateneth the like punishment upon sleepy watchmen, idol shepherds. [Zechariah 11:17].” (Trapp)

b. When I say to the wicked, “You shall surely die,” and you give him no warning: God explained the sin and the penalty of failing to be a faithful watchman. If God’s message was not delivered, then his blood I will require at your hand. Again, the focus of the watchman’s work is not on the examination of the wicked, but on the faithful declaration of God’s message.

i. His blood I will require at your hand: “Hear it, ye priests, ye preachers, ye ministers of the Gospel; ye, especially, who have entered into the ministry for a living, ye who gather a congregation to yourselves that ye may feed upon their fat, and clothe yourselves with their wool; in whose parishes and in whose congregations souls are dying unconverted from day to day, who have never been solemnly warned by you, and to whom you have never shown the way of salvation, probably because ye know nothing of it yourselves! O what a perdition awaits you! To have the blood of every soul that has died in your parishes or in your congregations unconverted laid at your door! To suffer a common damnation for every soul that perishes through your neglect! How many loads of endless wo must such have to bear! Ye take your tithes, your stipends, or your rents, to the last grain, and the last penny; while the souls over whom you made yourselves watchmen have perished, and are perishing, through your neglect. O worthless and hapless men! better for you had ye never been born! Vain is your boast of apostolical authority, while ye do not the work of apostles! Vain your boast of orthodoxy, while ye neither show nor know the way of salvation! Vain your pretensions to a Divine call, when ye do not the work of evangelists! The state of the most wretched of the human race is enviable to that of such ministers, pastors, teachers, and preachers.” (Clarke)

c. Yet, if you warn the wicked: If Ezekiel did faithfully deliver God’s message, then he would bear no guilt if the message was rejected. The one who rejected the message would die in his iniquity, under the judgment of God. Yet of Ezekiel, faithfully delivering God’s message, it would be said, you have delivered your soul.

i. “A phrase which our fathers often used, is not heard to-day frequently, about the work of the prophet. I refer to the phrase, ‘blood-guiltiness.’ Yet that phrase finds its warrant in this paragraph. There is such a thing. If the wicked die in wickedness for lack of the prophetic word, the prophet is guilty of his blood.” (Morgan)d. Shall die in his wickedness: This probably has the sense of death in this life, not eternal death – though, of course, most all who would be specifically judged with death in this life would be judged with death in the age to come. Death was part of God’s promised curse for disobedience to the Mosaic covenant.

i. The judgment of death had special relevance in the days of Ezekiel and Jeremiah. False prophets gave false hope to the people and told them to resist the Babylonians and put their trust in the Egyptians to save them. Those who did this would die either in conquest or exile. The path of safety was an obedient trust in the judgments of God.

ii. “‘Life’ and ‘death’ in this context are to be understood as physical, not eternal, life and death. The concept of life and death in the Mosaic covenant is primarily physical.” (Alexander)

2. (20-21) The responsibility to warn the righteous.

“Again, when a righteous man turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, he shall die; because you did not give him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered; but his blood I will require at your hand. Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man that the righteous should not sin, and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he took warning; also you will have delivered your soul.”

a. When a righteous man turns from his righteousness: The previous verses told of Ezekiel’s responsibility to warn the wicked. Now God told him he also had a responsibility to warn the righteous who may stray from God’s path. If Ezekiel did not give him warning, he would share in responsibility for the sin (his blood I will require at your hand).

i. “The righteous (Heb. saddiq) was essentially the man who showed by his good living his adherence to the covenant. It went without saying that he was dutiful in carrying out the requisite religious observances.” (Taylor)

ii. “Ezekiel admonished the righteous man not to turn from his righteous ways—loyalty to the Mosaic code—and disobey God’s commands; for if he did, he would surely die.” (Alexander)

iii. A stumbling block: “It does not here indicate that God deliberately sets out to trip up the righteous and bring him crashing to the ground, but that he leaves opportunities for sin in the paths of men, so that if their heart is bent on sin they may do so and thus earn their condemnation.” (Taylor)

iv. “The idea that God tests the fidelity of the righteous is a well-worn biblical theme, most graphically presented in the prose story of the book of Job. In the Lord’s Prayer there is a petition that God preserve the believer in the midst of such a test. Elsewhere Ezekiel speaks of stumbling blocks that God has laid in Israel’s path in the form of silver and gold (7:19) and idolatry (14:3; 44:12).” (Vawter and Hoppe)

b. His righteousness which he has done shall not be remembered: This is the tragic price paid by many righteous men and women who fail to finish well. The real good they have done shall not be remembered. One sin or a short season of sin can easily wipe out an otherwise good reputation.

c. If you warn the righteous man: If Ezekiel were faithful to bring the message and the righteous were appropriately warned and kept from their sin, it would be good for the one who kept the warning (he shall surely live because he took warning), and good for the prophet (you will have delivered your soul).

3. (22-23) Another vision of the glory of the LORD.

Then the hand of the LORD was upon me there, and He said to me, “Arise, go out into the plain, and there I shall talk with you.” So I arose and went out into the plain, and behold, the glory of the LORD stood there, like the glory which I saw by the River Chebar; and I fell on my face.

a. The hand of the LORD was upon me there: For the third time (Ezekiel 1:3 and 3:14) Ezekiel experienced this. Once again Ezekiel had to prepare himself to hear and receive God’s word.

b. Behold, the glory of the LORD stood there: Once again, Ezekiel had a vision similar to that which he experienced in chapter 1.

i. “Although this is the third time he sees the kabod, the sight still catches him by surprise and overwhelms him with awe. His relationship with God never becomes familiar or casual—even a commissioned and authorized spokesman must prostrate himself in the presence of God.” (Block)

ii. “First he has a renewed vision of the glory of the Lord (22,23). Already, perhaps, he had begun to tum in on himself under the strain that he could foresee was coming. A wise man once said something to the effect that we should take ten looks at Christ to one at ourselves.” (Wright)

                                   iii.    JESUS EXAMPLE – SHEPHERD

·         JOHN 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. 35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.



Sunday, October 11, 2020








                                        i.    ON THE BASIS OR ROMANS 10:9-17


·        When thinking about salvation it’s helpful to think about what we are saved from, what we are saved to, who we are saved by. It’s also helpful to think about our salvation as a past, present, and future happening.

o   We see, then, that salvation speaks of receiving deliverance from our greatest problem; namely, the many consequences of our sin against a holy God.

·        So how does this salvation come about

o   In Acts 16:30 a Philippian jailer asks a very important question. “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” The apostles did not hesitate in pointing to Jesus Christ as the only means by which men will be saved.

·        What Are We Saved To?

o   This is where the image of a salvage yard is somewhat helpful. When a salvage yard reclaims a wrecked car, they take possession of it, change it substantially, and repurpose it. Though far less utilitarian, this is true of believers. Some people think of salvation as God cleaning our slates, offering forgiveness, and giving us a second chance. It is so much more than this. Salvation is not only being saved from something it is also being saved to someone. We are saved from sin and brought to God. 

·         We are saved for a relationship.

o   When we place our faith and trust in Christ the Bible says we are saved. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved,” Joel 2:32 (also Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13). 

                                       ii.    ON THE BASIS OF JESUS TEACHINGS


Our founder is Barry Meguiar whose passion for his business, his life and for God is contagious and renowned. As the third generation leader of his family business and the host of Car Crazy Television on Discovery’s Velocity Channel, he’s learned how to sail thru insurmountable odds by ‘Living in the FOG…The Favor of God’.

Barry had a family member and business partner try to kill him, faced multiple close calls with bankruptcy, lost his daughter to drugs for ten years, had a venture capital partner attempt to seize control of his board and throw him out of his own company and was in a coma for a week of a 2½ week hospital drama that saw the doctors give up on him. In response, the overwhelming peace and joy that Barry manifested throughout these trials now validates and motivates this ministry of Revival…Outside the Walls. 


Atheists and Agnostics scored 15% higher on their knowledge about religion than Evangelical Christians taking the Pews Religious Knowledge Survey.


While 1 in 4 Americans are done with church, half of all Americans (48%) are done with God. Known as post-Christian, they say that God plays no role whatsoever in their life. 


93% of practicing Christians aren’t comfortable to have a conversation about the Lord with their own grandchildren.


51% of U.S. churchgoers say they’ve never heard of the term, “The Great Commission”.  


70% unchurched people have never been invited to church in their whole lives.  


65% of all “Christians” believe there are multiple paths to Heaven.  


Almost 50% of all Evangelicals, 18-29 years of age, favor same sex marriage.  


Two thirds of those who are 18-34 years of age, do not believe pre-marital sex is ever wrong. 


55% of those attending church at least once a month have not had a 'born again' experience.  

More than 50% of all Evangelicals believe there is more than one way to Heaven. 


John 8:12 - Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Matthew 7:21-23 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven

1 John 2:3-4 - And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

John 10:27 - My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

John 15:16-17 - Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and [that] your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. 

Matthew 10:22 - And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

John 15:14 - Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

John 15:5-8 - I am the vine, ye [are] the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

Saturday, September 26, 2020



               BUT I DO NOT THINK ...

                           YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS!




PROVERBS 18 21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

I grew up with an adage, “put your mind in gear, before you engage your mouth!” And for those of you who may never have been introduced to motor vehicles that had a clutch and a break and a gearshift lever, that simply means ... think, before you speak. This was used over and over in training sessions when participants thought they knew more about the topic than the instructor, or the document being taught. THIS WAS ADVISING.

Years later, my father-in-law introduced me to a new saying. It was from a bit different perspective and adding an inference of repercussion to the advising; ... “don’t let your mouth overload your hind end”. THIS WAS ADVISING WITH AN EMBEDDED WARNING.

There are some things that are going on that need attention. We all know that our system of public education has failed us for more than a quarter of a century now, And we are convinced that our national news agencies have failed us for more than a decade.

With all the hype for ARTIFCIAL INTELLIGENCE, there may no longer be such a thing as genuine intelligence, or wisdom. There is an obvious draught of common sense and reason.

We throw words around like ammunition, but if we want to communicate in some small way, we use abbreviated texting, and emoticons (a new form of pictorial sign language).

I am more dependent on the media now than I have ever been, and at this point, I am totally frustrated by the near total absence of TRUTH, RESPECT, TRUST, and ACCOUNTABILITY for The Law, Governmental and Civil Authority, for Scientific Integrity, and for Patriotism.

I am also totally upset with the behavior of role models set before our youth that think themselves Gods, reinterpret peaceful as a practice and disregard the Flag of this great nation, and all it stands for, the National Anthem and all of the heroics that have gone on before us to make this great nation possible. There is nothing peaceful about what they are doing, or why they are doing it. Of course, I am talking about our professional athletes, some of the highest paid in all of America.

I am also frustrated with the spineless owners and managers that will not do what any legitimate business owner must if an employee becomes totally disruptive and virtually undermines the mission, vision, and goals of the company.

I can only console myself with the study of God’s word and read such scriptures as Romans 3:23. And then thank God that he is in control and will have the final word. He reminds me that I have my own responsibilities and I need to stay busy tending to them and let him handle the rest.

Let me share ye job description with you, and, by the way, it is the same job description for every true blood washed born again believer. I do not include all who wear the name Christian to be seen on the streets and admired by their fan club. If they are true believers, they will not have to fly the Christian banner to make it known. The words of the children’s song share it as well as any, If your saved and you know it, then your life will surely show it.

EZEKIEL 3 17 Son of man, I have made thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore, hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me. 18 When I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul. 20 Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand. 21 Nevertheless if thou warn the righteous man, that the righteous sin not, and he doth not sin, he shall surely live, because he is warned; also, thou hast delivered thy soul.

I have been dead two times, the first, for more than forty-seven minutes. But I have been denied entry into the gates of pearl because my work here on earth was not completed. The first episode with  death was twenty-seven  years ago, and the second was eight years ago. I am attempting to fulfill my calling and finish my work, hoping that the third time is truly a charm.


The wrong side of the bed?

Or ... who pushed your button?

There has been no single issue that has motivated me to address these issues in this manner.

I am eighty-six years young, this year, and have led a full and fruitful life, as an engineer, a teacher, a bible college administrator, and as an author focusing on workforce readiness skill transfer. As such, I have been passionate about the needs and nuances of how to make a living.

I have never attempted to perfect a book or advising on how to live, for very early in life, I was introduced to the manual for successful live on this earth. It is called the BIBLE. Someone in the bible college articulated it as an acrostic as follows.

Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth

I can tell you that I have had many job changes, and I have made many mistakes. Some based on following bad advice, or an incorrect instruction set, but those are simply learning experiences as we attempt to make a living.

I have never made a mistake in the matters of life if I followed the book. Every mistake I have ever made with regard to life skills and interpersonal relationships I made because I attempted to do it my way and ignored the book.

With regard to instructions for life.

God’s Word, the Bible, was both lived before us in the life of His Son, Jesus The Christ, and delivered to us in written format that we might know the divine will of the Creator, for his creatures.

God tells us in the pages of his word that there is now no difference between the Jew and the Gentile. And In the perspective of the Bible, there are only two kinds of people, the Jew (God’s chosen nation) and the rest of the world.

God also tells us in the pages of his word that he is no respecter of any person, and that applies to any differentiating descriptor of race, creed, color, gender, and even the I don’t knowers.

Romans 6:3 declares that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. It seems that there can be anything about the word all that we might not understand.

We are all descendants of Adam and Eve, and we are all damaged goods because of the fall of man in the Garden of Eden. When sin on earth got to be as bad as it is now, and the population was about as large as it is now, God destroyed the earth and all of its habitation with the exception of eight people, Noah and his three sons and the four wives.

So, from that fresh start, every nation of the earth has grown. We are not American, or African, or Indian, or Italian or Greek, or German, or any other nationality. We are all descendants of Noah, blood kin. We have national nick names by virtue of where our ancestors lived when each generation was born, but that does not transcend our blood relationship.

Man was God’s premier creation: Created in God’s own image (spiritually) and given dominion over every living thing. Unfortunately, perfection and the absence of any need was not enough. What went wrong? Exactly the same things that go wrong every time we humans stray from the path that God has destined for each of us (1 John 2:16).

·         The lust of the eyethey saw

·         The lust of the fleshthey wanted

·         The pride of lifethey felt they were entitled to it.


The truth is they were not entitled to anything. They had permissions, and they had instructions, they had the privilege of being obedient, but that was not enough.


Guess what. That is human nature, and Solomon of Old Testament fame declared, there is nothing new under the sun.


Do you want proof? Turn on your TV any night or go to any cable station any time day or night. There, mobs in the streets declaring that they are entitled to better treatment, they are tired of inequities, they demand more, .... but the absolute truth (God given) is they are not entitled to anything except the opportunity to choose where they will spend eternity.


A Personal perspective from my window on the world


Here I sit, 86 years old, looking out of my window, observing quarantine instructions for 7 months, showing respect for the recommendations of health officials, and governmental leaders, watching them violate their own instructions on a daily basis. But what should we expect, they will not put themselves on the same insurance and retirement programs that they require of us?


Our legislators are absolutely the worst. They have legislated term limits for virtually every elected office but their own. They declare that we are governed by the rule of law, but of course they are exempt from such nonsense. The house now wants to eliminate the constitution as being archaic, and out of date. Think about that, the Bible is the only other document in history that has withstood the test of time that the constitution has.


We have lost our perspectives. Let’s review a few.


ROMANS 13 1Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

That is the basis of everything legal and binding. God gave this instruction and much more to Adam in the garden, more than 6000 years ago. You say but the instructions are so out of date. God said heaven and earth shall pass away but my word ...

Why do architects design structurally sound foundations for their high-rise masterpieces? How many structurally sound foundations are uprooted, or destroyed by wind, rain, flooding, or fires?

We do not live by the rule of law, we live by the political whims of 535 people that hold positions in the House of Representatives, and the Senate of the United States. Those whims are based on idolatry, not ideology. The idolatry is embedded in the next thing that is offered to swing a vote on current legislature.

It all boils down to POWER. Why no term limits for legislators? As long as they can stay in office, they are exempt from the life and lifestyle they impose on the masses.

On the news, NBC on September 24, 2020, vice-presidential nominee Harris said I approve and support these peaceful demonstrations and assure you they will continue until  we get what we want. Not one time did she say that rioting, looting, property destruction and violating curfew was in anyway out of order under her umbrella of peaceful demonstrations.

The constitutional provision for petition is written petition regarding grievances addressed to a specific agency of government. Anything beyond that is lawlessness and anarchy. If the truth were known, much of the mob violence that plays out night after night is fueled by the promotion of radicalization, and the provision of weaponry and supplies by non-citizens, non-voters, and paid anarchists, traveling from city to city like circuit riders.

Where is the rule of law and equal justice for all in that picture?


PROVERBS 19 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction,

No one wants to sit down and reasonably discuss the true issues. The truth is the problems we see on the streets night after night has grown out of a flawed educational system. For more than three generations now we have been taught out of textbooks that did not share the truth. In 1952, Nikita Khrushchev declared that Russia would destroy the American Culture without firing a shot.

He went on to declare that they would do it through the educational system. We are crying out Russian Interference now, in 2020, but paid authors wrote textbooks, paid lecturers taught teachers, paid radicalism affected the legislation that took prayer out of the schools, the ten commandments out of public buildings, free speech off of college campuses, and now, historical monuments out of plain sight.

Paid anarchists have infiltrated our southern border for two decades, imbedding a virtual army to attack from within. They paraded as refugees escaping what our legislators are now advocating for our future. They kidnapped young children or bought them from their parents and brought them into the us as their cover.

I know these are bold claims but prove me wrong. All that any of us need today are facts. Everyone claims that they have a right to their own opinion, but none of us have a right to our personal interpretation of facts.

Bias and racism are programs, fueled by a few who refuse to accept reality, and have amassed the support of the wealthy to keep social upheaval and governmental dysfunction, to distort and skew any legitimate election. There will never be a fair and equitable outcome from a manipulated process.


ROMANS 12And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Not just sports, but bars, and pool halls, and any other form of recreational gathering places. No one can gather in a church, or worship center, or even a school because of covid, but anyone can gather in a demonstration of what is going on virtually, throw Molotov cocktails to break windows and set fires to libraries, in a peaceful demonstration in Louisville, KY.

Let this serve as a warning. I am merely writing a story, sharing bits and pieces from the only true standard for human life that exists. The author, God, The Creator is keeping the records. You will give an account to him, not me. As I shared early on, I am merely fulfilling my call to warn you, I am still trying desperately to complete my work so I can go to heaven.

What about sports, and increased exposure of the athletes and their families is more important than human life? Simply money. If they do not play, athletes do not get paid. If athletes do not get paid, many of these activities do not get funded.

You know and I know that there are only a few that violate the public trust. In this arena as any other the 90/10% rule applies. But what if that 10% are in the 7 figure contract positions? Money talks, money does not always tell the truth.


2 PETER 2And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.

This issue is so obvious, and history bears out the fact that the longer our legislators serve, the more powerful they become with regard to their positions. But if they ever choose to retire, they can make more money in one night giving a speech, than the average law-abiding citizen can make in 5 years working in manufacturing, or retail.

The night of his election a local representative did not realize that there was an open mike as he walked to the platform to give his acceptance speech. He said, hallelujah, now it is my turn to get rich.


MATTHEW 12 36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

We might as well petition the powers that be to delete these words, and probably 100 or so more biblically supported words and phrases from the English language, they are not used correctly anymore. And there is no reason to leave them in the dictionary for someone to stumble over, we cannot even teach them as history anymore.

How good is your imagination? Can you envision what will be going on as the 2032 and 2036 elections approach, when the children that are witnessing this pattern of behavior are young adults, and expressing their political biases?

The bible predicts that the next time, the world will be destroyed by fire, it is anybody’s guess who will start it.

ROMANS 3 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

Today, those that want anything done to stop this disruptive and chaotic violence is looking to the Department of Justice. God says do not worry; I will take care of it.

This should be a specific warning to those who have been entrusted with positions of power that legislate for the population, and then exempt themselves from the provisions of that legislation. And most recently when they need a bit more money to promote their personal projects, they steal I mean borrow from the trust funds that were set up to protect specific program needs. Now they are talking about the trust funds running out, never a word about restoring the funds that were stolen.

ROMANS 2 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

Turn on a TV station that is dedicated to the activities of the House of Representatives, or the Senate, at any time and you will hear a discussion regarding some aspect of law. Talk, talk, and more talk. Where is the action. The American people do not sent 535 people to Washington, DC, Pay each of them a minimum of $165,000 per year minimum and then increase that for every year of service, and cap it of with a lifetime retirement far above the average, for talk.

So, called talking conservatives brag that they have known about, and have evidence to prove egregious illegal activities on the part of many of the Washington family. But it is talk, talk, apparently there will be a more appropriate time to disclose these matters. Possibly right after the first presidential debate when the polls show the impact of the debate?

Payton Place might have gone off the air years ago, but it did not die off, it merely moved to Washington, DC. And resides in the Capital Building, and the office wings.


ROMANS 2 1Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things. But we are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against them which commit such things. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God? Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life: But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; 10 But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: 11 For there is no respect of persons with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law; 13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified.

There is nothing worse than being adrift in turbulent waters, knowing that you do not have an anchor, you do not have a radio or any means of communication with agencies of assistance, you do not have a map for navigation, and you do not have a compass. That is our plight in America in 2020, politically.

There is an expression of truth that says, If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything. There are thousands that are approached by pollsters that refuse to share their true feelings for fear of being attacked and abused for such.

I suppose that I should be afraid for this type of narrative, but as I shared early on, I have already been dead twice. I merely take comfort in the fact that when Steven was martyred, Jesus stood up and opened his arms. Possibly this will be my way of acceptance. It is bad enough to be isolated from any activity of acknowledgement and acceptance, but do you know how I have felt these past years knowing I was a heavenly reject?

Folks, doing away with the constitution is a scary thought, but it is far greater scare to hear of some of the things being proposed as replacements for our foundation.


ROMANS 3 1What advantage then hath the Jew? or what profit is there of circumcision? Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the oracles of God. For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without  effect?

The more modern words for this biblical expression are FAKE NEWS. Solomon shared that in the counsel of many there is security. But where can one find any alternative to fake news when three or four of the cable news stations and the national news networks report one story, and the only professing conservative station shares it differently.

PROVERBS 19A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.

How can a person possibly be informed when even their local representatives will not respond to a phone call, a letter, or an email to them or their regional office?

How is it possible to be an informed voter when one candidate totally ducks all the issues and the press refused to even ask questions, and the other candidate is engaged in highlighting achievements, and bashing the oppositions silence. Then the press reports what they want to. Listen to a speech, and then listen to the panel discuss the speech.

ROMANS 3 20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Cheer up folks, although we need to vote, God will direct the outcome, and when the time comes for the truth to be revealed, God will not be voting, God will be judging.

The most serious attack is coming from those that are advocating the total [MP1] dissolution of democracy and America. You will get your wish at the day of judgment, and the inauguration of KING JESUS. Choose you this day ...



LUKE 16 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

JEREMIAH 35 17 Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon Judah and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem all the evil that I have pronounced against them: because I have spoken unto them, but they have not heard; and I have called unto them, but they have not answered.

Why, oh why does each generation wander down a different path. No one seems to want to follow in their parent’s footsteps. Young people growing up on he farms deem farming to be too difficult, so they gravitate to the cities. Young people that grew up in the city are allured by the wide-open spaces, discontent with the hustle and bustle of the city.

Parents today watch their young demonstrate in the streets, and claim, that is not what I raised them to do. Unfortunately for at least the last three generations, that is what they were raised to believe. Not by instruction, but by lack of instruction. Not by association, but by lack of association. If our young do not find fulfillment in the instruction and the environment of the home, they will seek it elsewhere.

The one question that haunts all of us every day of our lives, based on new encounters, new circumstances, and new opportunities, is simply WHY? That question haunts us because that is the one question that God seldom answers.

When it comes to matters of life, health, and interpersonal relationships, God does frequently answer the WHY questions by simply reminding, BECAUSE I TOLD YOU TO DO THAT, or THAT WOULD HAPPEN, or BECAUSE I SAID NO.

God specifically addressed this in the passage in Jeremiah, and in Romans, he shared that his word was eternal, and that it was not intended to raise the WHY questions. It was intended to put an end to the WHY questions.


ISAIAH 53All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

When the people group, the children of Jacob came out of EGYPT, they were miraculously led by a pillar of fire, and a great cloud. But within a short time, they began to question, WHY should we go into a foreign land without knowing what we will face. They sent spies. The spies found potentially threatening peoples in the form of giants, so they voted 10 to 2 not to following the leadings of the Lord.

As a result, they wandered for forty years in the wilderness until every adult over the age of 20 at the time of this transgression, died. But you say, this is the New Testament time, God’s plan has changed. You are right, God no longer judges the nation as a whole, he judges believers and non-believers one at a time. More than 2700 years ago, Isaiah shared this change of procedure, as he pointed out that transgression was personal, but so was the substitution. No longer an eye for an eye, but a life (Jesus) for a life (me, and you, and all of those that we are not reaching).

Honestly, the attention in America today is on who will be the next to become rich materially at the expense of the taxpayer, with little or no thought of who might we introduce to the treasures of eternity, while we still have time.

The Bible shares that the last days would be recognizable because it would become, as it was in the time of Noah. It is very difficult to believe that the time of Noah could be as bad as what we are witnessing now, yet, God has not chosen to draw the curtain closed on this scene yet.

What will you yet do with the time you will be given? We must quit wandering, and come to grips with our calling ... Go ye and make disciples ... ! Matt 28:1920.


JEREMIAH 23 1Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord. And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord.

There can be no misunderstanding as to the meaning of this scripture, with the singular exception of the word pastors. A pastor in this context is anyone that has the responsibility for the care and nurture of another. That can be a parent, a teacher, a daycare worker, a governmental worker or official in any capacity. The command is FEED MY SHEEP.

EZEKIEL 34 1And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them. And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; As I live, saith the Lord God, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock; Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the Lord; 10 Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves anymore; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

Again, there can be no misunderstanding of this passage, for any that have the capacity to read. This passage specifically singles out those in a leadership capacity. It shares in no uncertain terms in verse 10 that He, God, is going to take the position of leadership away from them to stop the continual abuse.


PROVERBS1317 A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.

COLOSSIANS 4Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

PROVERBS 18 18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

PROVERBS 18 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Let me be perfectly clear (to quote the late President Richard Nixon), I am not adding to the words of scripture, or taking away. I am merely explaining their application today from a personal perspective. I believe the scriptures, and I attempt to follow them as intended. The problem we have today is the proliferation of the lie that the Old Testament does not pertain to our time.

Without the Old Testament there would be no new testament. Without the garden experience, there would be no need for a New Testament. Paul set the record straight when he shared with Timothy that All Scripture is given ...

2 TIMOTHY 3 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Our paths are to be directed by the instruction and history shared in the Old Testament, but because of the New Testament, we will not be judged on the basis of the Old Testament.

There is a saying of years past that shares this beautifully, The New Testament is in the Old Testament concealed, while the Old Testament is through the New Testament revealed.

The Apostle Paul elaborated on that when he shared, if it were not for the Old Testament, I would not have come to know sin ... and in another statement, the Law is my schoolmaster.

For any who do not remember the days, or the stories of the schoolmaster, this position, and the person in this position is the first cousin of an army drill sergeant during drills at boot camp. For those that have no experience with either, it means a hard taskmaster.

We must always remember; it is not the Law that is difficult. It is obedience to the letter of the law. We all attempt to obey the Law (spiritual, civil, or what have you, until we see someone else transgress the law. At that point, the PRIDE OF LIFE kicks in and rage flares up ... sin. Remember too, Jesus said in essence, it is not the deed that is the problem, it is the very thought.


LEVITICUS 19 15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

I TIMOTHY 5 21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

It is hard to imagine total obedience to the advice given in these passages. It would be very difficult to have more than one child, and not show partiality in one way or another, and not always in favor of the same child. It would be virtually impossible to be a politician today, and not be guilty of partiality, bias, and all sorts of discriminations. You would have difficulty as a teacher, a police person, a supervisor, and on and on.

Where do we get these inclinations? From our cultural history, and personal background, but more often, from the company we keep. Now that we have been separated from our circle of acquaintances in their various roles for seven months, we just can not wait to get back to what we considered normal. We are so disturbed by the fact that we can not gossip if we have no one to share with. But we fail to acknowledge that we have nothing to gossip about without exposure to misbehavior.

What are we supposed to do, vegetate, not notice, not pay attention, not show any interest? Scripture advises us to come out from among them. Be separated. Do not frequent or dwell in the allurements of the devil and his followers. We have not been willing to separate ourselves, so God has arranged it for us in the form not of the pandemic itself, but in the abnormal decisions and directives of our Governmental and Health leadership.


1 CORINTHIANS 6 14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

This is by far one of the most egregious departures from scriptural advice that America engages in. We have become so willing to open our arms to foreigners without dialog or vetting, totally ignoring the biblical admonition avoid being unequally yoked with non-believers.

Who are non-believers?

Illegals crossing our border for the 4th, 5th, or 6th time, with open records of offense.

People that do not want to be part of America as she has been, they want America to adjust to them. No one is promoting ALL LIVES MATTER in a measure to balance out BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Who has the right to insist that America give up her national anthem, and adopt the Latino national anthem, or the Black national anthem? In letting the 535 voices in Washington play their political games, America is losing every fundamental of our foundation.

We are not ONE NATION UNDER GOD, today, we are 330 (+/-) million people being led down the slippery slope of certain destruction. Not by reason of what our legislators are doing, or not doing, but by reason for our personal and individual disobedience with regard to God’s word, ignoring the instruction of God’s Son, Jesus to make Disciples, and by not communicating our expectations to those in Washington, and in each of our state capitols.

All of the disruption in cities across America are the result of politics, and the state leadership acting out of the influence of THE PRIDE OF LIFE. President Lincoln declared that Every American is entitled to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. Unfortunately, that is untrue if you live in the wrong state today.

Americans, John Q public be warned. You are entitled to your personal opinion, but you are not entitled to personal fact.

We had best quit playing politics and pray for reformation in America. Our leadership never name the name of JESUS, and that is an offense to God, and will ultimately be a means of qualifying the remnant. But if we ever permit our legislators to take the name of GOD out of our national anthem, America will have reached the point of the church of Laodicea, neither hot, nor cold, but worthy only to be spit out of the mouth of GOD. Turned over to her own destruction. Play the PRIDE OF LIFE card and demand your rights, and you may find your self on all fours eating grass like King Nebuchadnezzar. We have been listening to modern preaching with itching ears.


GALATIANS 6For every man shall bear his own burden

PROVERBS 22 24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25 Lest thou learn his ways and get a snare to thy soul.

ROMANS 12For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

No one would be upset with the position our legislators and governmental agencies have taken on immigration, if they vetted the qualifications, and put every adult to work that they might bear their own burden.

No one gains when we rush them to cities and states of refuge simply because they are illegal. That in itself should raise a question. Why is it not important enough to apply and enter legally?

It is bad enough that we are informed about the literally thousands that are invited into cities and states of refuge, but they brag about giving these illegals drivers licenses, unemployment benefits with no record of prior employment, food stamps, etc. At the same time these same administrations are driving the homeless outside the city limits, to heighten the first impressions of these illegals.


PSALM 36He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

1 CHRONICLES 12 17 And David went out to meet them, and answered and said unto them, If ye be come peaceably unto me to help me, mine heart shall be knit unto you: but if ye be come to betray me to mine enemies, seeing there is no wrong in mine hands, the God of our fathers look thereon, and rebuke it.

ROMANS 8For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. 10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

I do feel that I have illustrated America’s departure from her foundational roots and abandoned a national observance of God’s will and God’s Word, God’s Son, and God’s blessings, in favor of humanism, and the universal distribution of wealth (the principles of Communism)under the umbrella of Socialism.

If his does not provoke you to good works, nothing will. Now to my perspectives. What I have shared, I have been able to observe from my window on the world. I cannot imagine what I would see if I choose to open my door?


I am obviously not one that is inclined to be bored, and simply vegetate. In the most recent 7 months I have penned 10 books and launched them as e-books on the internet. I had one published, and to be honest, I now have enough data regarding finding and using a publisher to write another book. I am simply not certain that I want to be negative for the amount of time it would take to write that book.

I have addressed the issue of boredom like David of Old Testament fame, by encouraging myself with the Word of God. I do not claim to have memorized these scriptures, or the text that positions each in a thematic manner. I study, and meditate, and God gives insight and inspiration. It is like the disciples asking Jesus, what does that parable mean? I am producing and publishing as a means of extending my reach and fulfilling my response to the great commission.

I know what it means to be isolated for an extended period, and then to be denied socialization by reason of recovery and therapy. Beyond that, I also know what it means to be ridiculed for lack of participation for the next year, by virtue of a childhood burn, and missing the third grade of school. When I entered the third grade on cutches a year late, I was larger than my classmates, and because of the crutches and the inability to flex the burned leg, special arrangement were made for seating, recess, lunch, and numerous other things. Let me tell you, there is no pressure (positive or negative) like peer pressure.

As logical as my starting the third grade over was for the adults and administration, it was totally devastating to me, and life changing. I was with students I did not know, alone, though in a crowd. Unable to associate in recreational activities on crutches, I sat, and consoled myself with studies, and introverted. I became sufficient within myself to the point that I neither communicated, or cared. I ran my race like a turtle, but if confronted, I withdrew into my shell.

As I look back on that period of my life, now, having had an eleven-year exposure to the isolation and banishment imposed by imprisonment, I conclude that I was guilty of self-imposed imprisonment (house arrest) from 1943 to 1952.

As I approached the sixth grade, we moved to a small town in southern Indiana. The school system was extremely small, and there were very limited opportunities for socialization. Everybody tried to get along to be acceptable, because there were not enough to have two cliques. My mother was a math teacher, and my uncle was the school principle. There were only three other teachers in the system above the sixth grade, and I will always believe they ganged up on me to bring me out of seclusion.

When I got to the ninth grade, my first English assignment was WAR AND PEACE by TOLSTOY. I quickly developed a distain for reading and developed my own speed-reading tactic. Honestly, I expose myself to an extremely wide range of literature, as an industrial skills trainer, but I still distain reading for the sake of reading. I still speed read for concept and sequence, and the return to sections for context.

By the end of the ninth grade year, I had developed my plan of revenge, and sat down with the principle and enrolled in the normal college prep curriculum for the tenth grade and then added to two courses as overloads if they agreed not to stack the content like another WAR and PEACE. I still cannot believe that they did not see through my plan, but to make a long story short, I carried overloads in my 10th and 11th grades, and having enough credits to graduate, I left school at the end of my 11th grade and went on to college.

I had completed my first year of engineering school by the time I was awarded my high school diploma.    I also had experienced another life changing, earth shaking transformation being a freshman engineering student in an all-male college, and a co-operative student working in a major automotive manufacturing facility. It did not make any difference what my preference was with regard to my introversion, being 700 miles from home, with no known associates, at the ripe old age of 17, seasoned by the academic arena and work environment, simple survival mandated change.

I can tell you that the process of coming out of my shell had been much akin to lifetime supervision for a parolee. No matter how comfortable you seem to become, there are telltale signs that raise questions of sincerity and even believability.

To be continued