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Getting Old Sucks! (sort of)

Professionally I have been fairly successful. Either personally or by supervision I have been involved starting and or managing many many nonprofits and churches. While I was involved, they all did really well measure by finances and membership. Their impact has affected thousands of families. Not earth shattering but I would say; “not bad” either.

Still on “My Watch” doing all I could to improve life on this earth by reflecting objective reality and God’s reality through Jesus and truth has resulted on a macro level in American and world society getting worse on every level.

The matrix by which I have been measuring success or failure was set by the world, or the enemy. To judge Christian successfulness is an individual thing! not a Marco thing. Only individuals can be change by God’s amazing grace. There is no such thing as a “Christian Organization” no organization can be saved by God’s Grace! Only organizations with worthy goals manned by Christians even have a hope of having prolonged success. But the organization itself over the decades (if it survives) will always drift left toward secularism. Evidence?…..Harvard, Princeton, YMCA, formerly great mainline demonations, etc…. many many more.

The point being only individuals can be saved! Our walk with Christ is a person to person (faith to faith) kind of thing! When the Creator of the Universe came to earth; Jesus invested 90% of His time with His family (started His ministry when He was 30 and was crucified when He was 33) then invested 90% of His last 3 years with 12 men.

To all the ministers out there where are we investing 90% of our time?

Given this standard, I consider my life a failure of epic proportion. Those I love the most and have invested most of my time are not to the best of my understanding following Christ. But then again I am judging my life by my personal results and limited understanding.

God’s standard is that I remain faithful in reflecting His Love and Grace and Truth in Christ which, in truth I believe I have done. The results are in His hands. He draws to Himself those He will not willing any to be lost, but respecting their own self will………………Those I love…………have a choice……my reflection of our Lord is just what in His wisdom they need and have been given every chance to yield their lives……… or not.

I am grateful of the gift of my life, still the pain of sin and death in this life for those I love, as I grow older seems to weight more heavily on me.

Getting Old Sucks!

The pretext

The only reason Jesus came was to make wrong relationships right. First with God then with one another. Reconciliation of relationships is at the heart of our redemption. Our personal relationship with God is enhanced and nourished through our fellowship with one another: i.e.: The Church…

The called ones, those who gather together….not by calling each other on the phone or “zoom” each other! 

The physical gathering has spiritual synergy which transcends isolated communications. “Do not forsake the gathering…” 

Sin separates us from God and one another. Sin isolates us and focuses us inward in a self-centered thought and action pattern as opposed to an outward and giving attitude and heart encouraged by each other when we physically gather together for the purpose of reflecting Christ to each other. By physically gathering together we practice turning the other cheek, learning to love each other, forgiving all in the safe place of gathered believers and from there we can take the fruits of the spirit which have nourished and encouraged out into the world and make the difference only Christians can……reflecting Jesus to a divided and separated world. 

The World’s governments using the pretext of “Pandemic”, a slightly worse illness than the seasonal flu (check pass records of not just flu deaths but flu “related” deaths) have begun either a focused attempt or a by-product of power to destroy Christianity by separating and dividing the Church.

Those who would destroy the Church, seek to separate and divide it and us. 


We miss the mark when we separate ourselves from physical gathering of the Called-Out Ones…..the Church .  Never forget…..Sin seeks to separate and divide.

We are only accountable to our governments when they do not oppose the clear teaching of our Lord Jesus.

COVID UPDATE

Up-To-Date (Today’s) COVID Information from the CDC Web site: 

A comparison of the two most open states and the two most closed down states  

Covid:

Florida: Total Deaths per Capita: .135%

California: Total Deaths per Capita: .119%

South Dakota: Deaths per Capita: 2.09%

New York: Deaths per Capita: 2.36% 

Observations: Being open allowing folks to choose for themselves as apposed to government shut down makes very little statistical difference in death rates, in fact a case can be made that it is better for it to be open…compare New York to Florida or South Dakota Death rate is higher. The economic and total government take over of liberties is has no foundational evidence in keeping people safe. 

Just a note about a real pandemic: 1918 Spanish Flu….Deaths per Capita: .655%  

Covid does not warrant the reaction by the government and has forced on most Americans..

The fool says in his heart……

When most atheist/agnostics I know see:

A PERFECTLY HAND CRAFTED WATCH.They don’t think:” Dang would you look at that!, that things just felt together and by pure accident works perfectly and keep excellent time! What are the odds????”
What they do is marvel at the workmanship of an artist/ master craftsman, that is both beautiful and keeps perfect time.

Yet when they see this:Galaxies or atoms or even a DNA strand They DO think:” Dang would you look at that!, those things just felt together by pure accident and work perfectly doing exactly what they are suppose to do! What are the odds???? “

“The fool in his heart says: there is no God.” Psalms 53:1

It is Jesus Who has changed the world and has brought us to an understanding of reality. Civilization is defined by His teachings and life, yet those who would deny reality when obvious proof is apparent, are those who most vocally object to the Love, Joy, Peace, Acceptance and Forgiveness available to all through Jesus.

As the founder of the Catholic Church, which provides historical hand to hand proof of the written record of the following scripture said: “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.” 2 Peter 1:16
CHRISTIANS LIVE IN REALITY!!
THOSE WHO DENY OBJECTIVE REALITY AND OBVIOUS TRUTH LIVE IN A SUBJECTIVE FICTION OF THEIR OWN PREDEJUICES, DENIALS, INSECURITIES AND FEARS!
LE Boydston

You will Obey!

The 2020 election is over. The Democrats have won complete control over the federal government. This past week the House of Representatives passed rules forbidding using words like father, mother, sister and brother…..they are bigoted words. This is only a precursor to the irrational things to come from those who have no connection to objective reality but live in a subjective fiction posing as freedom of thought and action. They took in control.

The individual freedoms: worship, speech, guns, Americans have enjoyed under the constitution will be taken and replaced with group privileges. Individual thought, freedom and actions is an evil in there thinking. You must fall in line with the group or you are dysfunctional. 

If you are in the wrong group then you must make amends for your past generation’s evils. If you object, you must and will be reeducated. This is their stated goal. The time frame for complete transformation is four years.

In California once the Democrats reached this level of power, they changed the rules in order to permanently maintain their power. It worked. Now in America they will attempt to do the same. Make no mistake this is not politics as normal operating under our constitution. This is going to be a full-on assault on the constitution and America as founded, using our political systems against, the America people and our middle class.

The middle class is based in individual entrepreneurial action. It is the foundation of our economy and is currently being destroyed as we stand around and watch.

Already the insane ideas of more than two sexes and genderless children are taking hold. The ideas Christians and or white people by their nature are racist is being taught in the public school.  The impossible to apply concepts of equality of outcome rather than equality of opportunity has become the standard for government action, based in group affiliation.

Matin Luther King’s “content of character rather than color of skin” has become “race is the determining factor of one’s privilege and favoritism from local, state and federal government as well as public and most private schools.

The only question which needs to be answered by those who wish to reserve America and its freedoms as founded, is; when do we stand up in numbers which cannot be denied and refuse to abide by the thoughts and systems which deny truth and reality?  

To say or do nothing is to finally give away the freedoms and the America our parents and grandparents bled and died saving the world from Socialist Fascism and gave to us to preserve.

Covid a Trojan horse

Thoughts on why I think the covid 19 “Pandemic” is a trojan horse, for government takeover of American freedoms in violation of the constitution.

  1. According to the World Health organization (Bulletin 2011;89:540-541): “A pandemic is defined as “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very large area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people….Risk is assessed by anticipation of severity and precaution should be calibrated to risk”    No clear definition on what is and constitutes a “calibrated risk” is it a death rate of 10% , 5% or 2% of the folks who get it? Is it a contagion rate of 50%, 1 to 3 or 1 to 5? How does it compare to previous Pandemics? None of this has been explained by the authorities. How does it compare to previous Pandemics? Like the 1918 “Spanish flu”? There is simply no specific detailed information given for justification.
  2. When first told of the “covid 19” and the temporary need to wear a mask it was for only for two weeks and to slow the curve. Either this was a deliberate lie or a continuing mistake.
  3. After several weeks death rates were low and the way things were reported changed from covid caused deaths to covid related deaths and all of a sudden deaths rates began to increase.
  4. As covid deaths began to increase other causes of deaths have decreased beyond normal rates in previous years.
  5. Over the several months now with forced shutdowns and mask wearing, covid rates of infection and deaths have increased, not decreased. 
  6. Authorities have enforced the closing of small independent shops, service and food venues, Churches and merchants while keeping big box stores open all the while saying avoid large gatherings and crowds and keep to small groups, just the opposite of what they say needs to be done. Why did they not close the big box stores keep the small local shops open, a natural way to control large groups while protecting small businesses, the backbone of America’s economy.
  7. Multi-national organizations in harmony with U S progressive democrats all with a socialist bent have been saying for months now that the covid crisis needs to be used to control the general population to help climate control as well as “reset” the international (and American) financial systems, through government top-down distribution of private resources to create more equity of outcome rather and equality of opportunity. 
  8. Hospitals have a vested interest (money) to report increasing covid deaths and cases.
  9. After several months of tracking, specific non bias information is getting harder and harder to local.
  10. Multi-national internet information platforms are censoring any information which does not reflect the official government press releases.
  11. Even with inflated (related) deaths as opposed to caused deaths, the death rate is less than .01% for the general population and less than 2% for those over 70 which is the groups it is most fatal for.
  12. Those in leadership (with the best information)do not follow the same rules they have in place for the general population. This means those with the best and most information, do not see this as a threat to their families of themselves. 
  13. The science is in! The shutdown is more dangerous than covid! Mental health issues, suicides, and drug overdose have skyrocketed and resulting deaths are greater than covid. Specific examples…. Japan October deaths by suicide greater than covid 19, San Francisco deaths from overdoses in November greater than covid deaths. Thousands of Doctors across the world have called for the ending of the shutdowns and stop wearing masks stating the harm they are doing is far worse than covid 19.

The Pandemic Difference

This is a pandemic.

The 1918 H1N1 flu pandemic, sometimes referred to as the “Spanish flu,” killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide, including an estimated 675,000 people in the United States.1,2,3,4 An unusual characteristic of this virus was the high death rate it caused among healthy adults 15 to 34 years of age.3

These are deaths caused by the H1N1 virus. (not related to ….)

The USA population in 1918 was a little over 103,000,000 . The USA population  in 2020 is just under 300,000,000  Total number of deaths RELATED TO  BUT NOT NECESSARILY NOT CASUED BY:  128,648 of which well over 40% are folks over 70 with preexisting conditions and most in nursing homes. (thus the related rather than caused)

CAN YOU SEE THE DIFFERENCE? THE COVID19 IS NOT IN THE SAME CATEGORY!!!!

This is not a pandemic but SIMPLY a virus of which to be careful!!

Before 2020, the folks who knew best about these things said about wearing face mask to protect oneself is below:

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The CDC doesn’t recommend that people in public areas wear masks to protect themselves from influenza. (Source Mayo Clinic 2018)

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At Baylor Scott and White’s Westlake Clinic, Dr. Myra Pena-Delgado has also seen the high demand for masks.

“I’ve actually had patients who come in to see us and ask to see if we have any flu masks,” she said.

But Dr. Pena-Delgado says wearing a mask isn’t the best strategy for someone who’s healthy to avoid catching the flu.

“It’s not 100 percent effective,” she said. “It shouldn’t replace other preventative strategies such as hand washing and the flu vaccine.”

Dr. Pena-Delgado also says while masks could protect from some airborne pathogens if you’re in close contact with someone who already has the flu, after a while, the condensation from your breath, can make the mask ineffective.

“It breaks down the protective barrier from the mask,” she said.

(by: DeAnn Hays

Posted: Feb 1, 2018 / 05:18 PM CST / Updated: Feb 1, 2018 / 05:18 PM CST

AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN))

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Recommendations for Facemask  Use to Reduce 2009 Influenza A (H1N1) Virus Transmission

September 24, 2009 10:00 AM ET

The following is from the CDC About face mask for the H1N1 Flu

In the absence of clear scientific data, the interim recommendations below have been developed on the basis of public health judgment, the historical use of facemasks and respirators in other settings for preventing transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses, and on current information on the spread and severity of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus.

In community and home settings, the use of facemasks and respirators generally are not recommended.

Facemasks do not seal tightly to the face and are used to block large droplets from coming into contact with the wearer’s mouth or nose.

Facemasks:  Unless otherwise specified, the term ”facemasks” refers to disposable facemasks cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as medical devices. This includes facemasks labeled as surgical, dental, medical procedure, isolation, or laser masks. Such facemasks have several designs. One type is affixed to the head with two ties, conforms to the face with the aid of a flexible adjustment for the nose bridge, and may be flat/pleated or duck-billed in shape. Another type of facemask is pre-molded, adheres to the head with a single elastic band, and has a flexible adjustment for the nose bridge. A third type is flat/pleated and affixes to the head with ear loops. Facemasks cleared by the FDA for use as medical devices have been determined to have specific levels of protection from penetration of blood and body fluids. Facemasks help stop droplets from being spread by the person wearing them. They also keep splashes or sprays from reaching the mouth and nose of the person wearing the facemask. They are not designed to protect against breathing in very small particle aerosols that may contain viruses. Facemasks should be used once and then thrown away in the trash.

Table 1. CDC Interim Recommendations for Facemask and Respirator Use for Home, Community, and Occupational Settings for Non-Ill Persons to Prevent Infection with 2009 H1N1 1 2
Setting Persons not at increased risk of severe illness from influenza

(Non-high risk persons)

Persons at increased risk of severe illness from influenza (High-Risk Persons) 3
Community
No 2009 H1N1 in community Facemask/respirator not recommended Facemask/respirator not recommended
2009 H1N1 in community: not crowded setting Facemask/respirator not recommended Facemask/respirator not recommended
2009 H1N1 in community: crowded setting Facemask/respirator not recommended Avoid setting.

If unavoidable, consider facemask or respirator 4 5

Home
Caregiver to person with influenza-like illness Facemask/respirator not recommended Avoid being caregiver. If unavoidable, use facemask or respirator 4 5
Other household members in home Facemask/respirator not recommended Facemask/respirator not recommended

 

It is clear for all with an open mind, those who have a skeptical mind and a willingness to question and verify what the authority is saying that the justification for the shut down and the continued governmental overreach is not supported by the facts and numbers.

DO THE NUMBERS, do some research for yourself …… THINK…. QUESTION CHALLENGE…….

Wear a mask if you want, but do not do so because the government tells you too!!

It does not have the authority because the only real crisis is government over reach not a virus which picks on the old and weak.

As for this old fart, I am not putting on a mask unless I am around someone in ill health.

LE

 

Recent (not race) Riots

Once again I take finger to keyboard to express my confusion over the issues in America.
On the riots this past week or so. If they are about race and police shooting African American men disproportionally it is just wrong! It is not true! It is a total misconception.
  1. African Americans make up 13.4% of the USA population
  2. 2019 Police across America killed 228 people 31 were African American that’s 13.5% of those killed proportional not more not less.
  3. From 1976 to 2005 94% of all African American victims were killed by other African Americans.
  4. In 2019 88% of African American killings were done by other African Americans.
AS far as America being a racist country, how do we determine it? The best way is to look at who Americans have put in public office and have asked to work in seriously responsible positions, in other words who do we trust? Let’s look at the federal government to see how racist we are………. again, African Americans are 13.4% of the population.
  1. US House of Representatives is the government body who is most close us as individuals. They are 435 members; they are 153 African Americans elected that is 35%, apparently we trust African American more proportional than whites
  2. Federal employees are 18.1 African American
  3. Federal Senior Executives in the Federal Government are 21.2% African American
So in conclusion we are not racist as a society, just the opposite, we disproportionally place African American in positions of leadership and authority. Police do not kill any more African Americans than whites.
The riots are not about race…..or if they are….thanks goes to our public school system and the media for spreading the ignorance.
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As an afterthought…..I believe the numbers and recent history has proven me correct about the “covid 19” over reaction. I know over 100,000 have died, but not CAUSED by covid!! and that is sad heart breakingly sad, but the vast majority were over 70 and or with preexisting conditions, we no longer are receiving covid19 CAUSED deaths…..!!!! only related meaning they died from something else and just have may the virus markers in the system which may or may not have contributed. Just as a sad note hospital get paid for reporting covid deaths….

Ephesians 6:10-18 “The struggle”

After decades of including Ephesians 6:10-18 as part of my daily quiet time, or time of prayer or being quiet before God…..I noticed something kind of profound for me.

But before I get there a reminder: our struggle as Christians is not a flesh and blood struggle, it is a struggle against: “rulers” (local authorities), against “powers” those with power and influence beyond just local authority, against “world forces” which revel in oppression, enslavement, promoting vices which lead to personal destruction and the removal of personal liberty and freedom of conscience and action. In other words wickedness in the “Heavenly Places” in other words a general sense and observation something bad is going on across the world but it is not something you can identify specifically or who is doing it.

Now here is my revelation; the armor of God is two groups of three: 1. Truth, Righteousness, and the Good News of Peace. 2.Faith, Salvation, and the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God.

The first three are already accomplished by God! The actual quote is: “HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH” IT IS AN ALREADY DONE DEAL! WHEN YOU AND I BECAME CHRISTIANS HE SEALED US IN TRUTH, IT IS INSIDE US THAT IS THE REASON WE SEE DIFFERENTLY THAN THOSE WHO ARE NOT CHRISTIANS. WE LIVE IN OBJECTIVE REALITY OR TRUTH AND THEY LIVE IS SUBJECT FICTION.

The second and third are also already accomplished by God: “HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS” AND “HAVING SHOD YOU FEET WITH PREPARATION OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE”. BOTH OF THESE ARE COMPLETED BY GOD ARE AT POINT WE SURRENDER TO GOD THROUGH JESUS. WE HAVE HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND WE HAVE HIS PEACE AS PERSONAL POSSESSIONS IT IS FINISHED. WE HAVE BEEN A RENEWED NATURE BY WHICH WE CAN WITHOUT INTERNAL STRUGGLE LIVE IN TRUTH, IN KNOWING/DOING THE RIGHT THING AND STANDING AND WALKING AS PART OF OUR VERY EXISTENCE WONDERFUL NEWS OF THE PEACE OF GOD.

The next three parts of the armor of God are things we still must do as a part of our lives. These three aspects require that we intentionally apply ourselves thoughtfully and in our words and deeds: 1. WE HAVE TO TAKE ACTION TO STAND IN FAITH (THAT IS TO LIVE IN CONFIDENCE WITH COURAGE IN JESUS) “TAKING UP THE SHIELD OF FAITH” 2. “TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION” WE MUST INTENTIONALLY ACCEPT OTHERS AND OURSELVES AS GOD DOES, WITHOUT CONDITION BUT WITH A DESIRE FOR THIER BEST 3. “TAKE THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD” WE MUST TAKE ACTION IN OUR DAILY LIVES TO KNOW AND SPEAK AND APPLY THE WORD OF GOD.

Living in truth and reality is such a kick. Keep praying at times we as believers  will persevere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Difference

Real Men seek freedom

Genuine Women seek security

It is our nature

It is our choice

It is reality

It may result in conflict

It may result in passion

Its always results in progress

or

confusion

and Destruction if denied