What Is Worry?

When I preach, my messages are often born out of my personal struggles. This week, it was worry. Jesus addresses the subject in Matthew 6. 

As I preached, God gave me an unprepared word. This is convicting, and most of us won’t like it. Here it is: Worry is misplaced worship. I can hear you now. Think about it! Christ is not the center of your thoughts when you worry. I am not glorifying God and giving Him His rightful place when I worry about something that I cannot control. So my circumstances become the exalted thing in my life. I don’t get goosebumps and feel good when I “worship” the object of my worry, but I have allowed it to take the place where Jesus belongs. 

I think that is why Jesus said in Matthew 6:33 toward the end of this passage: “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” My paraphrase: “Focus on God, and He will take care of everything else.” 

The next time you are tempted to worry, I encourage you to redirect your thoughts and trust the God who takes care of the birds, flowers, and everything else. He values you more and will provide your every need. 

Liberals Aren’t Liking This Newly-Discovered Photo Of The 1924 Democrat Convention…

My my ..now who are the bigots? It seems like every time the libs lie and accuse Trump of being  a racist or bigot, some truth about them surfaces…
Https://ihavethetruth.com/2017/07/28/liberals-photo-1924-democrat-convention/

Journalist Who Reported New Clinton Leaks Found Dead In Tractor Trailer – Land Of The Free – Home Of The Brave- The Hillary Body Count Goes To 4.

http://ourlandofthefree.com/2017/07/dude-i-totally-found-waldo-hes-behind-the-couch/

One Last Thought On Transgender — Legs Before Lipstick Please.

Yesterday I posted a fairly rigorous argument against allowing transgender or anyone unstable in the military and around automatic weapons all day. I felt like I gave more than ample legal and moral reasons why it must always be no.

But this morning I want to add one more thought to that post..

Veteran missing limbs

As long as we still have these around in mass quantities..( vets with no limbs)

 
transgender person

Then we should never ever be financing any of these operations.

 

Veteran with Prosthetic

But we should be making as many of these as possible.

Legs Before Lipstick- Prosthetic Before Panties

Building Trust


One thing I have learned that is foundational in everything I have done, it is that I must build trust before I can impact change. I can have the latest and greatest information in the world. I can be the most skilled in my profession, but if I do not build trust before I try to impact change then my efforts are wasted.

I have watched many people go into organizations, specifically churches, and try to turn everything upside down overnight. They showed no signs that they cared about the people but made it clear that implementing their agenda was top priority. Some are successful and run everyone off who disagrees, or they are run off by those who disagree.

You may be trying to influence someone right now. It may be a group of people or a few individuals. Remember that they need to see your compassion and care for people before they will buy into your competency.

As a pastor and chaplain, I had to learn this many years ago. Remember you are not trying to build a résumé. You are making a long-term investment that will hopefully lead to transformation in the lives of others. Be patient. Build the bridges. Watch the barriers come down. I promise you it will be well worth the wait.

The Proper Way to Disagree


Let me just cut to the chase. If you disagree with someone, make it as public as possible, call them an idiot, and make them feel stupid for not seeing things your way.

SERIOUSLY…

How many of us are guilty of that? We immediately get on social media, let everyone know how angry we are with someone, and get as much attention as possible. Facebook is a great place for sympathy, right? 

Public places are not appropriate for private disputes. If my wife and I have an argument, I don’t tell anyone. My wife and I work it out. It’s no one else’s business but mine and my wife’s. 

Such disputes can do major damage to the cause of Christ. Several years ago, I came across a guy on the internet who called himself the “watchdog”. He was not a watchdog but was one of the things in Proverbs 6 that the Lord hates – “he who sows discord among the brethren”. His website was dedicated to bashing a preacher. I commented one day (a huge waste of energy that I can’t take back) and remarked about how unbelievers were probably reading this and wanting nothing to do with Christianity because of his hateful approach. I predicted that he would say that the real people doing damage to the cause of Christ were the pastor he bashed daily and those like him.

When approaching someone with whom you disagree, ask yourself how you would want to be confronted (the Golden Rule). The purpose is not about you being right. You and I can love those with whom we disagree (we’re kinda commanded to). I disagree with a lot of people, but I do my best to treat them with dignity and respect. I’ve always heard that you catch more flies with honey than you do with vinegar. This approach may preserve your relationship and allow you to lead someone to faith in Christ one day. Think about that the next time you have a disagreement.

Let Me Shove This Truth Down Your Throat


I’m sure you really want to read this after reading the title. None of us likes having things shoved down our throat. In my years as a Christian, I have seen and heard many approaches to delivering the truth. Some of them are way less palatable. You have zealots who will tell you that you can just go to hell if you won’t hear them out. There are those who arrogantly parade what they perceive to be truth and condemn all those who do not believe exactly as they do. I may be wrong on this one (and the Lord will correct me one day if I am), but I am to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15) and understand that the Holy Spirit does the work. As the old saying goes, I lead the horse to water but I can’t make him drink.

I probably wrote this recently, but someone may need this again. I was asked recently about how I convert my hospice patients. I said, “I don’t. I build a relationship, share the message, and leave the rest to God. God does a better job of changing hearts than I ever could.” 

I understand that you may want to let everyone know what you know, but your approach may make or break them. Arrogance and the high-pressure salesman approach have always sent me running. I do not argue my faith. I do my best to lovingly state the facts and my stance. I don’t convert.

I believe it was D. L. Moody who was approached by a man who pointed to a man in a drunken stupor and said, “Mr. Moody, isn’t this one of your converts?” Moody replied, “I must be one of mine because it certainly isn’t one of the Lord’s.” The best you can do, my friend, is lead someone to conform to a certain way of life or thought pattern. Eventually, they will go back to their ways. That’s what a legalist does – he conforms. The true child of God is transformed. The legalist condemns others. The true child of God is filled with the fruit of the Spirit and understands the balance between grace and truth. Be repulsive or be salt and light…it’s your choice!

Memo To Those Still Not Getting The Military Ban On Transgender..Psst! It’s Not About Hate- It’s About Safety.

 

Trump Is Oh Such A Hater For Banning A Group On The Edge..

(Article Above)

No matter left or right, liberal or conservative there are some things that you just assume all thinking people would be able to figure out on their own. I never thought I would have to write a post on why transgender cannot serve in the military. I have to take the time today and write it off as being  ” overlooked and needing explanation ” and so that is what I am going to do. Lay out some facts surrounding this situation in general that if you do not know, you have no business commenting against the decision to ban transgender from the military. This is not my opinion but facts that anyone can verify and which common sense should then validate.

I promise in this short time to make it so easy and clear to understand it that not even Obama could lie his way out of it. So simple that the very reverend Al Sharpton could not race bait his way out …( now I have to think of a white person so I am not a racist) .

..and so well explained that even Bill Clinton could not spin it.

The link at the top is another hate post about Trump and his hatred towards transgenders. It is just a typical ” he is such a bigot ” rant with no evidence of any thinking behind the post. I intend to make a few things very clear for you all.

 Fact– let me remind you that nobody, whether transgender or Bi-Polar is allowed to serve in the military. If you have a psychological or psychiatric disorder, you are not able, period. For some reason that I have not researched, why transgender people were given a ” pass ” on this in the first place when they fall into the same category as all others with a mental health related disorder.

Transgender people are diagnosed with Gender Dysphoria in the DSMV. Recently the name of the disorder was switched from GIDGender Identity Disorder to GDGender Dysphoria. The definitions of the two names have remained almost identical.

So if I stopped writing now, you should have enough information to understand why they cannot serve. However for the sake of leaving no doubts, lets include some facts that we don’t hear about much. If you are just now being told about the additional facts, hopefully it will put an end to any more speculation about where exactly people with GD should be spending their time and effort.

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Celebrities and Hollywood are very quick to speak out about things they have no clue about. As a matter of fact they get paid to do it! That’s why they are called ” actors “. Also, as you may know the media is generally anti-Trump to begin with. So the campaign trail was an absolute up road battle from the get go with Hillary owning the liberal media. Lots of lies and half-truths spread.

To give you an example of how much they contradict themselves in general, listen to this recent event. During the presidential campaign, there were a few famous actors and television personalities that threatened a few things would occur if Trump was elected. One thing was that about 20 were going to take the first flight out of the country because they could not stand the idea of living under Trump. None of them ever left. 

Another threat was the total shutdown of Hollywood, from grips to producers, actors to stage managers. In the press during both of these events was none other than Brad Pitt.

Mr. Pitt absolutely took the position that the very best of this country – Hollywood would up and leave and we would all be at a great loss and regret electing Trump.

Things have an amazing way of turning around. Just a month ago Mr Pitt broke the news to the media that Hollywood and its directors and producers and almost all others were running the biggest pedophile rings in the world and that for 30 years in the field he had seen nothing but people in the industry using child actors for their own sexual toys. He went into great detail and even said the illuminatti and Hollywood together controlled the worlds pedophile rings. He had absolutely nothing but horrible things to say about the same people he threatened to runaway with!

I bet he is glad now he didn’t leave the country with a few thousand pedophiles. He must have thought of what could happen in a situation where he is so greatly out numbered…yeah..

So you have to take the media with a grain of salt.

 Above I clarified in a paragraph why legally transgenders are not permitted in the military. Now let’s look at a few other facts and see if when we finish you still will push for the rights to serve in the military.

If I told you the president had just signed an order allowing anyone who was only ” mildly impaired” on drugs or alcohol to serve in the military and be involved in combat would you support it?

Mildly impaired would mean for example when driving a car that a person would have a 25% risk of accident simply because they are mildly impaired. 25% of this group will, without a doubt be in some sort of wreck.

Would you support the President allowing this group in the military? As a matter of fact do you think that being around endless supplies of ammo and automatic weapons is a good match for that mildly impaired person?

 I’m going to assume most of you say that you are against that due to safety . So let’s take a look at how transgenders rate in the area of being ” impaired ” in that sense by their own behavior.

Were you aware that only 49% of transgender people will live out their full life? That’s right because 61% will commit suicide. No matter why or how they do it, the fact is, 61% will kill themselves. My first question after telling you this is

How good of an idea would it be for the USA to place those people around an endless supply of ammo and guns every single day? Also if you knew that a person that was serving with you in the military had made a conscious decision to increase his own chances of dying sooner by altering a circumstance in his life which was not mandatory, how confident would you feel with them as your sole cover in a gun battle?

Now lets add to the mix that a family member, maybe a son or daughter was in the same military group as that person and had daily contact . Perhaps even they relied on one another for combat backup if need be. 

Would you be committed to backing their rights to serve with your son or daughter in the military? If you would then let me ask you this.

Lets say I was guidance counselor at your child’s high school.  We were discussing colleges, I strongly encouraged and even pushed the child to go to a certain school that would offer lots more scholarship money, sports that he likes, and even a possible sports full ride scholarship. None of the others have any of this . None of the other schools can even compare to what they offer, and its even in your home state!

*Oh there is one little downside. Unlike the other colleges with a less than 3% student suicide rate, the child would have classes each day with some individuals who we know can get a little suicidal or homicidal, but we are pretty sure only 61% will actually kill themselves , and don’t know that any else would be injured . So in all truth, 41% of the child’s classmates will likely live long enough to graduate just like everyone else!

 But as a courtesy I did want to let you know about the slightly higher rates of violence and death. Other than that its …to die for.
Now if as a parent you are alright sending your child into an environment where not maybe, but for a fact 61%  of a certain group of classmates were suicidal or homicidal, and they would all at take at minimum their own life at some point in time, then there is nothing I could say to you to change your mind on transgenders in the military. You are whats called a ” high risk taker”.

Other than offer to pray a prayer of protection each day over your child, my hands are tied.


    Excuses

I did hear the argument once that the 61% suicide rate was inflated because most suicides are due to stigma or being made fun of, and not being transgender.

Here was and still is my response to that ;

Whether 61% of transgenders check out due to stigma, shame, someone else’s fault , or straight up conviction of sin one thing is for sure. 61% of transgenders check out early. Dead is dead.

With that thought in mind my friends, answer this question..

Would you encourage a loved one into a situation where they had only a 49% chance of survival? On purpose? Someone you care about. Fight to get them in a place where they had only a 49% chance of survival? Of course not you say?

Maybe if your brain would be malfunctioning, right?


Surprise!

That is what you are doing every time you ” fight for the rights ” of a LGBT group. You may as well look them in the eye and tell them your mission and efforts will put them in the grave much sooner.

…But they will die with rights. If that is what is so important.

 

                          TJ

 

 

 

Do You Know What Naloxone Is? Its Saving The Lives If Opiate Addicts…. Good Call Here By Chicago PD..  Addiction Series 2017

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/07/29/chicago-giving-inmates-overdose-reversing-drug-upon-release-from-jail/

Very Classy John McCain. So This Whole Punishment On America Was Just A Payback At Our President? Your Brain Is Messed Up.

http://thetruthdivision.com/2017/07/seconds-mccain-betrayed-america-heres-sick-thing-quietly-told-schumer/

Adult Woman Is  ” Groped ” And It Makes The News? What’s A Quick Grope Anymore? Slow News Day? Who Cares?

This is crazy. Last week a Bishop In the Catholic church said the age for altar boys and consensual sex should be 7 years old. 

I’ve spent a year trying to get law enforcement to take a dang report on a North Carolina pedo-priest who finally was caught molesting 8 boys over two years. They are not  into it. Even with tons of evidence the police refused to pursue an admitted child rapist.

I wonder just what it is that goes though their minds in times like this?

And now, some guy “cops a feel” on a 26 year old woman  in a public place and it makes the NEWS??

We really are messed up in the head. Well its the weekend now , when the faithful Catholic will swarm into their local confession booths and financially support their pedophiles. 

Sadly no cameras will be there to report on the thousands of little boys forced to “bite the pillow” while our law enforcement endorsed pedophiles do their thing. I never thought I’d see the day that the law is intimidated by a bunch of nail painting, boy chasing freaks who are raping our kids everyday. 

tp://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/07/29/cops-man-groped-woman-in-penn-station-hallw