Monday, August 31, 2009

Always Another Tomorrow

This title is a hopeful saying to hear, but is it true in real life? Tomorrow is always tomorrow and never really becomes today.

It sounds more like a title for a James Bond movie. As you know there have been a number of actors who've played the 007 role, and not all are having that "always another tomorrow" experience today!

Just as the James Bond character is fictitious, so are many of these casual statements we say or hear daily. Fluffy, airy and wispy sayings that make the world all sound "OK." "All is well."

In fact, we know that "all is not well" and not all change is for the best. That there are forces at work and people in this world that do not look out for our good, and if anything desire and are bent on the opposite!

Some people's "tomorrows" are ending today - no more "being" in this realm of existence. Sad, if their lives were cut short by evil doings, ignorance or unwise choices. Fortunate, for those who are suffering with a fatal illness - sooner is better.

Unlike these many James Bond actors, there is only one of us - you and me.

That too can be a blessing! Or, if the way we live our lives impact the lives of others so beneficial, that other's would appreciate there be more of us! Then our character would be good to duplicate! Character worth aspiring towards!

There are some people you know that really help make things better and run smoother - you may even be one of those people! Character traits that promote quality, integrity and high standards and respectable morals, where everyone wins! (except those who are against these foundational social elements).

Some of the character traits of this license to kill British spy are found in reality, but are they truly depicted for what they are? He's licensed to kill, but only to kill the bad people! He has sex with voluptuous women (one to the perks of his job), which later in the movie die or go their own way (no lasting relationships, no concern for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy).

He's suave, confident. Better than others! He can drink a lot and not get drunk. Smoke, yet not be addicted. Play cards and win. Be drugged and poisoned, yet find a way to survive.

He rates "10's" across the board! He's someone we'd all want to have on our side! Some males dream of being him in real life! Many females agree with their dream!

We all know that in reality no one can be that way, it's not humanly possible. And that "our tomor-
rows" will one day come to an end, probably when we least expect it.

If we live today like there's no tomorrow, we may find our life shorted, or elongated depending on our choices (or the choices of others and events that happen beyond our control - 9/11).

What is important to us and how we see ourselves, in relation to others and what we think or believe will determine how we live each day, even our tomorrows.

Are we holding ourselves accountable for our lives, what we do or don't do, to make sure we are truly "living" and not just going thru the motions {playing the background void when we're suppose to be the star of our own life movie}?

Are you looking forward to tomorrow? Thinking, there always will be one? Or, are you consciously aware that what is today may not be here tomorrow? Reality - versus - wishful thinking and unrealistic imaginations.

Live today while the living is good!
or
Living good today, while you're among the living!

Realizing that unlike 007, you are not given a license to kill, you will get drunk if you drink too much, you won't always win at cards, if you have promiscuous sex you most likely will contact a sexual transmitted disease, drugs and poison can and likely result in your death (in one way or the other - accidents), not everyone will adore you or respect you and what you do today may cancel out your always another tomorrow!

When our name is called up yonder,

or our number's up,

do we know where we will spend our tomorrows?

Among the Living
or
living dead ...

a limbo void of no tomorrows!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Some Bullet Point Considerations

Are we really in charge of our lives and where we are heading > or
are we just delusional puppets?!


As we go along in this world and life, we come across many venues and byways that require us to make choices. We are constantly going in some direction or another. Some are clearer than others.

Go this way or go that way.
Do this or do that.
This is best.
Restrain from this, reject that.

OR we choose - against our better judgement - to indulge in and succumb to life-sucking additions, actions and thoughts. Which brings us down the road into darkness, excuses, fault finding and enslavement.

Bullet Point Questions:

* What road of life are you on and where is it taking you? Do you want to go?

* What are you choosing to do or not do today? What will be the results?

* Is Love your guiding light or something else?

* Do you have "Faith" in something that is Faithful and True?
Or are you faith-less?

* Do you long for a different Life, and to be a better you?!

Bullet Point Thoughts:

* The way we 'choose' to live our lives is our choosing. Our choices can be modified and corrected, if need be - there is a way to change for the better!

* In this life we will have challenges. We can choose how to handle these challenges - wisely or unwisely.

* Death is a reality - who you choose to be here determines what awaits you and where!

We have a choice in this matter too ... don't be too headstrong & so sure about this and choose ignorantly - basing your ETERNITY on a pride issue or dismissal. Choose door #1 - The One who stated: "I AM the door."

* Fear can be used as motivator, as well as Love. Both can be used for GOOD or misused to manipulate, control and abuse. Do you use fear or does it use you?

* Faith is a substance of things hoped for, and a knowing that something will become, or manifest. What we imagine and place our energies in will result in something, one way or the other. Something that "adds" to our lives and benefits others, or subtracts.

* The directions you have available today, now, may not be the same later, or even tomorrow. Consider your lot.

Choose well your * Bullet Point * life decisions!

For what you choose - to aim at - will determine your life here on earth AND whether or not your name will be found later in the BOOK OF LIFE ... or not.

This is one BOOK you will NOT want to miss out on, nor having your name not included IN!


If your heart is filled with sadness.
Or you struggle with despair,
Turn to God, who'll bring you gladness
When you sense His love and care. - Sper


Monday, August 24, 2009

Is a Lie a Lie for all, or just a Few?

We've all heard the saying, "What's true for you isn't necessarily true for me."

Let's flip this statement over and say it this way: "What is a lie for you isn't necessarily a lie for me."

How does that sound? Right, or goofy ~ ?

If a lie is a lie, is it "really" a lie?

Do we choose to view a lie as something that effects others, but not ourselves?

Are we "Exclusivist"? Our truths are our truth, because they're ours!

Can we pick and choose what is true - not true - like selecting melons and fruit in the grocery store?

Are we smart enough to know the difference to make the selections for our lives and the lives of our loved ones? "This one is good, ripe ... this one is rotten, spoiled."

If someone tells you a lie, thinking OR believing it's true, does that make it true? or is it still a lie?

If you're taught something that's a lie, how do you know it's a lie? What can you compare it to ... or with ... the truth? What's that?

If your truth is different from someone else's how can you know!!

Will the real Truth stand up! Pleaseee!

This may all sound very simple and even a waste of time or thought. But consider this: If you're living a lie rather than what's true, do you want to continue living that way?

If a person tells you the truth, but you don't agree with them, what are you saying to them? You're saying in effect, that what they're telling you isn't really true!

ARE you accusing them of being then ... a liar - an assertion that's based on a lie and not the truth ... how can that be?!

Is that fair and right that you don't believe them, because you believe something else ... what are you believing? Truths or lies?

Your thoughts and actions will reveal what's inside of you!



Are lies exclusive to only some? Or, is a lie just that ... a lie = opposite of the truth!

If your life is based on lies, then that's what you're living - that's what you're teach your children, who teach theirs! And that's how you relate to your friends, too. You are responsible for perpetuating the lie!

Will "ignorance" justify or excuse you? Ask your children, your friends, family. What do you see in them? What do they see in you?

If you choose the lie and act ignorantly - just to continue to live the fake and "easy, un-life" of the lie - there will be ugly consequences! You probably have experienced them already. And, you will be experiencing more and more if don't jump off that path!

If you tell your child who's hammering a nail, "Watch that you don't hit your thumb or fingers, it'll hurt!" And they look at you in disbelief, you know they'll find out sooner or later what you said it true. It was true for you and it'll be true for them!

Just like cleaning your house or pulling weeds from your garden. It's better if you take the trash (lies) out of your home (your thinking and the way you choose to live your life) or it'll stink up the whole house - rotten egg smell - everyone is effected!!

Do you bring lovely flowers into your home and place them on your dining room table for show, or bring in thorns and weeds? Why then, bring in and allow the weeds and crawly things (lies) inside yourself to show outwardly!

If you say you want the best for your children or those you profess to care about - then act accordingly - don't feed them rotten-sickly-stinking lies!! Instead give them the good-solid-nourishment of TRUTH!

If you don't know what's true, find out!

Your life depends on it! your children's lives and their children to come!

You choose!

Live the life of lies, and be a liar

OR

Invite Truth into your life and live in Truth!

You'll feel better
and
so will those you love

and who love you!



(unless the "LIE" IS Loved more)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Casting Dispersions of Blame!

Do we cast the blame and point our finger at others in order to take the focus off of ourselves, or point the spotlight away from our failings and inadequacies?

Are we bent on justifying ourselves and diverting attention from the real problem, the source of our shame, guilt or self-loathing?

If you admit, "Yes, I do!" you're not alone!

It's human nature not to want to fess-up to the truth of our own lacking(s) and inadequacies in character. Our pride is hurt and we get angry. We want to strike out verbally or physically.

Or, we pout. We have a pity party and invite only self-serving thoughts that make us feel better about ourselves, while casting blame and ill will on others. They are the ones at fault! not us!

We build up our walls of defense and buffer ourselves from having to consider the truth or do something about the recognizable facts. We do whatever we can to continue and preserve (protect) the lie: "As long as you're happy!" you're okay!

We deny the truth and want others to also. To appease us and treat us with kit gloves, even if our problems are self inflicted, or unchecked appetites.

If their happiness bugs us, because it depends on us being responsible, or reminds us of our failings, (a choice that supposedly makes us happy) we attack, confront, punish them and show them their "error" and falut!

Casting the blame will not help us be our best. And putting the blame on others will not make us better, or cure our vile nature. Denying, ignoring, excusing the obvious does not make it go away. Either we deal with it or it will deal with us ... may result in us being dealt out of the deck of Life, if left unchecked.

Regardless our "problem" the real cause can only be fixed when we admit the truth and want to be set free from the bondage. If we deny the problem and keep pointing elsewhere instead of the source of the problem - our own selves and heart - we are at fault! We commit ourselves to the pit, and lead loved ones to same doom and despair!

Our behavior will follow and reveal what is in our heart. The standard for normal behavior, or "good behavior" is cast out in order to continue abnormal and bad behavior. Justifying it and calling it "progressive" or "real." Instead what it really is - distasteful and a sign of corruption - rotten egg smell, spoiled! Moral decay and undisciplined.

We cannot expect other to love us unconditionally when we in fact don't do the same - or are deluded to think that we do but in reality we don't! We fall for that lie all the time, because we want to "justify" our own self centeredness and unbecoming behavior - so we can feel okay, comfortable, regardless.

What can we do then, to rid ourselves of this ugliness, this bent to justify or excuse our rudeness; to discourage the negative behavior that is rooted in dominating lies?

First, admit there's a problem that needs to be fixed. Really desire to "know" what to do, change life tracks. Seems simply enough, but try it. Our nature will rebel and our thoughts will strongly go against taking responsibility; or fight against not conforming to our "I want what I want when I want it!" and "I want to feel good, regardless of others, or what they think!" See how many family's have been broken, shattered, because of this sickness and enslavement (consumed by darkness of the lie).

There's a person who has the solution for this and our many other problems we have, or will have. Do you know what he said?

"Cast your cares on me, let me help you!"

Do you know who said this?

For you who do know, you'd do well to take him up on his offer to help! For you who don't know who said this, you need to find out. Because he can help, and there are few who will put up with our self-serving antics with true unconditional love!

Instead casting blame and accusations, cast your cares on the one who really loves you and can help free you from your bondage.

It begins with, "Lord, help me!"

He will introduce you to the overcoming power of Truth, and give you that needed breath of saving grace, to prevent you from drowning in despair in this reality and in the eternal one to come! ... forever.

Beats the alternative!