Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Putting on miles=smiles with Nacho.

This has turned out to be a very nice summer, with more cool days than h-o-t, for the first time in three years too cool for having a garden maybe next year. With the temperatures being mostly in 50’s for lows and high being mainly low 70’s, when we go for walks. Nacho and I have put on the Miles so far this year it’s well over 50 miles, without the help of my standup walker it would be zero! Nacho puts on more miles than I do running ahead and back again, again, training him on a retractable leash and with my walker, didn't take long at all. Now when I lock the door Nacho knows we are going for a walk, he tries to help by putting his nose in his collar, then stands very still when I put on his harness. Nacho is all smiles, loves meeting and making new Doggy and people friends, being cute and his crying makes it easy, to see all he really wants is to be friends. Nacho doesn't care if the dog is big, tiny or small all he wants is to play. For a male dog, he’s rare he shows no need to dominate any dog he meets and I’m glad he feels that way, so much easier to make friends.

This year is the best year since moving here for me I'm able to do more outside. Now if I could set temp at 68 to 72 degrees would be awesome for Nacho and me.  

Monday, July 29, 2013

Reading and thinking it's

Found this as I doing a bit of research about our founding fathers, wanted to share a bit of it and this is the link to the whole of it

Feeling as I do about my faith as a whole, which I question much of the time. Not because I feel I lack faith, I do have a great deal of faith in God and in the non-judgmental way, in which Jesus taught the lessons in the gospel. Understanding I may be right or wrong so I take it on faith, as my mother always told me, “You will not know if you were good or bad until we get home.” Many have told me I am going to hell. For many different reasons, I’ll not list them here because, I would not want to add even more fuel, to the fire I’m likely to burn in. Some people have said very nice things about me too. Only I don’t feel any of the things I’ve done or do are going to matter much when I get home, for it’s what’s in my heart that I will be judged by. With that said take a look at what I saw.       

Consider this: IF indeed the members of the First Continental Congress were all bible-believing Christians, would there ever have been a revolution at all?

"For rebellion as is the sin of witchcraft."  1 Samuel, 15:23

This passage refers to humans rebelling against god, a statement that establishes the precedence of unconditional subservience which is further illustrated, very explicitly, by the following two passages:

1 Peter 2:13:  "For the Lord's sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme, or of governors, as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right."

Paul wrote in Romans 13:1:  "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God.  Therefore whoever resist authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment."

Would our Founding Fathers have initiated a rebellion if they thought it was a sin equal to witchcraft (a crime punishable by death)?   The bible gives clear instructions to Christians on how to behave when ruled under a monarchy, as the Founders clearly were. The Founders obviously did not heed what was written in the bible.  If they were in fact good Christians, there would never have been an American Revolution.  Compare the above passages with what is written in the Declaration of Independence:

Sometimes Christians offer up the Pilgrims as an example of our nation's Christian founding. That is sheer ignorance on their part. The Pilgrims weren't the ones who crafted the Constitution that governs our nation! They weren't the ones who rebelled against England. The Pilgrims fled from horrible religious persecution in England only to practice the SAME HORRIBLE RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION here, as you can read on this pious Christian site. The "religious freedom" so often spoken of in regards to the pilgrims was espoused by them only when they were the victims. It was not based on any principle of fairness-- it was a belief born of weakness, to be fogotten in their moment of power. Christian Colonists branded non-christians on the forehead with red-hot irons, bore them through their tongues, confiscated their property and threw them in jail, hanged them and burned them at the stake-- THAT is what happens when Christians have their way! But that website is wrong in claiming that non-Christians are "criminals under the CONSTITUTION". It's the Constitution that did away with Christian persecution. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." That means people can freely exersize whatever religious belief they wish, Christian or not. Thanks to the Constitution, Christians can no longer persecute and kill those who do not agree with them.

Please share your thoughts with me, if you want or feel you need to. Thanks

Monday, July 22, 2013

Faith in Grace

My perspective of what Faith means. Faith is simple it can't be seen only felt, it’s personal, learned and gained over time. It’s in my heart I trust to be the truth. History also plays apart in what I believe like; knowing the sun will rise and set each day was a start. That I will fail, yet I will continue trying until I find my balance. Making many mistake is one thing, learning from them is another and a choice only I can choose to make. No matter what I do or don't do, say or don't say I can't change anyone, it’s a choice only that person can choose to make or not. 

It seems that more than a few are willing to stand in for God by passing judgment onto others. This has been true throughout human history. Painful words continue being used to shame and hurt people that don't fit into the religious belief of the majority like: abomination, perverted, deviant, twisted to name only a few. Some of the statements made by leaders of church’s: You're going straight to hell! God hates you! The Bible the word of God has judged you and should not be allowed live! People like you are bring the wrath of God down on our country because of your sin! Your sin is greater because you are abomination to God. Now I'm only repeating that has been said, I cannot stand in judgment of these words. All I know is it hurts my heart when I hear them.
Thankfully, God has the ability to see my heart and the truth within; I have no fear of judgments made of my faith by man. Instead, I will wait for the one with the qualifications to stand in judgment of me. Until that time, I will continue doing my best to love others as god has loved me. There is no deed I can do to be worthy of God's love, so I take it on faith of God’s grace. 

When my day's on this earth have come to an end, all my questions will have answers either way.