SNOW: A GREAT DAY

SNOW: A GREAT DAY

“Cheerful is today’s WORD. Mack and Jake did quite well with an inch of snow at 5 AM. I have been planning to sweep the back patio to make short trips while it snows all day. I am challenged to be cheerful. But wait, I have so much to be grateful for. 2 tails wagging every time I walk in, or get out of bed every morning, or when a treat appears by magic. The things that need to be done, make a day, a day. Without the gifts I have, what would make dinner more than peanut butter and jelly. Where would the treats be, or the fall jackets or the winter jackets. I have spent my life watching snow fall and have a white back yard vs brown today. To keep moving every day is the benefit of activity.

I will watch the snow melt and the grass become green, and the seasons bring all the things that the seasons bring. All the things I see, or fix, or clean, remind me that GOD is busy making a new billboard everyday to enjoy. That creates cheerful, and tail wags, and a good walk, and a gift of life. Have a cheerful day and see the billboard that GOD created for you and the dogs. OUR CARES AND PRAYERS GO WITH YOU EVERY DAY. 

ME, Mack and Jake

HOW DO YOU KNOW

HOW DO YOU KNOW

HOW DO YOU KNOW

I have listened to, watched on TV, blogged and much more as I have heard the words of people and clergy and various churches from so many different Christian denominations throughout many years over my time in life. I must be a Christian as I decided many years ago that I just could not pin down one group and say to myself “These folks are RIGHT ON”.

HOW DO I KNOW HOW GOD WILL REACT TO ME?

So on 8-04-02 , as the internet developed, I believed in UNORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY and established my own internet theology. It has grown tremendously as the questions developed from all over. Yes, NO, Maybe?

Initially I looked at my website and ran across a few readers until one day my website developed a surprise. Instead of a few readers the number overnight was 45,000 instead of 5 or 6 and the website was frozen. I had to move beyond my original hosting service and the site became a WordPress host. I still owned the original domain as well as a WordPress domain for Unorthodox-Christianity since I moved beyond my original host. In the last 20 plus years the whole discussion on the internet expanded into different versions of Unorthodox Christian whatever as well as what does Unorthodox mean?

As one listens more and more to a great variety of denominations building themselves over the internet the variety that started 20 plus years ago has become a thundering debate about what Christianity is about. I do not have the time or experience to cover the 45,000 denominations that are known about in the entire world. I can guess that there are many doorsteps that question and debate their own beliefs which go on and on to claim themselves THE RIGHT ONE.

THE RIGHT ONE” idea developed immediately apart of the original message of GOD and the legends of the victories or the losers in a single culture over thousands of years. The stories and the debates have not existed in agreement since the beginning of the stories.

I have mentioned before the story of my question to my 2nd grade Methodist teacher in the fifties about how GOD dealt with people. She asked if anyone was questioning how GOD dealt with people. I raised my hand. “What Dennis” she asked.

Why didn’t GOD just make good people?” I asked. It seemed like a logical question to me. History was just too full of war and death and it did not seem to be getting any better as we went on and on with war. As I got older in the 50’s and 60’s no one could answer my question? FREE WILL was the answer I got most of the time.

In the original book that many churches handed out to their children when they graduated from Sunday School (and the still do, throughout the world) the book I received started with Genesis 1 when GOD explained in verse 1 – 26 GOD said: “Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves”.

And then in verse 27: “GOD created man in the image of himself, in the image of GOD he created him and female he created them”.

I guess that is what UNORTHODOX may have been meant to mean.

Today there are many versions of Orthodox Christians. Most tell different stories and different legends. And there were wars and there were winners and losers. There are pages of excuses as to why and where “Like us” went away, or “Us” was different than what we know of GOD.

The story of Jesus developed lots of debates in the corners of his conversations. I have come to be very simple about GOD and Jesus. Father, Son, all in ONE, it makes no difference to UNORTHODOX. The message has been simple and strait forward,

LOVE ONE ANOTHER

LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU.

That is my story of UNORTHODOX in it’s simplicity.  The NEW TESTAMENT can exist with these few words of peace and one more.

FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO.

AND FROM UNORTHODOX:

HOW DO YOU KNOW HOW GOD WILL TREAT HIS CHILDREN MADE IN HIS OWN IMAGE?

HOW DO YOU KNOW?

DO UNTO MEN AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO WOMEN.

DO UNTO MEN AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO WOMEN.

FOR WOMEN ONLY: IT TAKES A MAN TO MAKE A BABY

I have been back and forth on politics through the years. It is unlikly that Unorthodox Christianity would not have an opinion.

The Roe vs Wade Supreme Court leak has brought me back to politics.

Let me figure this out for you. It takes a man to make a baby. I have done a lot of research and without sperm nothing happens.

5 Supreme Court males are looking at doing away with abortion. No man has ever had to abort a baby. They may have assisted to pay for it for their convenience, after all, they created the baby.

In the world of the Bible and GOD there is a precept. DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEN DO UNTO YOU. It takes a man to make a baby. And yet we have to assume that a man should bear the brunt of the responsibility of making a baby. Many of the abortions I have heard of are centered about the cost of raising the baby created by the man and yet of the five men voting on the existing law and all of the new non-abortion laws coming in the states, signed by men, are justifying the laws against abortion do not require that the men that make the babies in the first place do not seem to have to pay for them. No male who creates the baby is going to be fined $10,000 if the baby he creates results in the abortion. They simple do not pay. They can’t pay with money they refuse to have. Unemployment, or no money is no money.

I do not see where the emphasis is being placed among the men who create the babies in the first place. The decisions are made by men. Both in the Supreme Court and in the creation of babies. These legal decisions are being made by men. The Judicial Courts haven’t passed a simple law that would require the baby maker male would be required to pay for that child forever. The baby isn’t free. It doesn’t come free for the women whose baby was created by the male. Why? Because men want life to be free. Fun has to be free for men, but not for women whose baby was created by a man, irregardless of your argument.

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU is a GOD law. Every church in the country believes in this doctrine from GOD and yet men are not held responsible to pay for the child for the life of that child. But women? They pay the freight for the child that would not be here if it were not for the man. The men are not accountable to pay for the child for life. The men aren’t held accountable for creating the baby.

Are there any dormitories in any college who have a woman raped in a hazing incident that are required to pay for that child for the rest of that child’s life.

If you claim Christianity as your belief, the men who create the child must be fathers that wanted the baby of the resultant child AS THEY WOULD WANT THEM DONE UNTO YOU. And yet the male justices are not focusing on the creater of the child in the first place. The males want to be off scott free. They do not pay for the baby. If they don’t work they leave their creation to the expense of a woman that the male simply doesn’t pay for child and the woman can’t afford it but, remember, the woman did not create the baby in the first place. The true culprit in the program was the male and GOD created all of them in the first place. When you want to measure your life by your religion you must accept the responsibility of being GOD by creating the child in the first place. GOD impregnated Mary who had a baby JESUS who was assisted by a carpenter to pay the bills for the life of the child to a point of adulthood. No bailing out. THE BABIES ARE CREATED BY MEN. Then men should be responsible for all that they create.

Where are the creators $10,000 fines from the state of Texas, or Oklahoma, or any other state that has as yet to learn the knowledge that the male is the creator, the female is a carrier. Make no mistake: THE BABIES ARE CREATED BY MEN. NO MEN, NO BABIES.

DO UNTO MEN AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO WOMEN. This is the example that GOD made by providing for Mary a provider for His Son Jesus.

DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU

SUPPLEMENTS OF LIFE

SUPPLEMENTS OF LIFE

GOOD MORNING ALL

Doing a bit more research today getting ready for surgery next week. I am not supposed to eat herbal supplements prior to surgery. Not being a dietitian, I looked up the National Institute of Health on “supplements”. There went my entire diet. (Not really). It is interesting all of the “supplements” we all have access to. Some, though, are very helpful to know about. I think I am doing OK. Good water is safe.

Today’s word reminded me of a dear friend from years ago who had been diagnosed with liver cancer and was told he had just a few weeks to live. We were walking one morning (As we did every morning since he was told) when he mentioned “You know Dennis, I’ve never seen the leaves greener, the roses are redder, the smells are more sweet and intense, it is simply a beautiful day. Do not miss any of them in your everyday life “.

Life is a beautiful place to hang out. I have been so blessed by that profound commentary from my friend at a cherished time in his life. My entire life was changed since that day. We rush and rush and work and work. The magnificent world we have been given is often ignored or passed by for the sake of other things. With next week ahead, the reminder to see the beautiful in the everyday is a blessing. May all of you see the beauty in nature that surrounds us in some way every day. The list of all the supplements of life is the gift for us all. They affect each of us in some way. More than just food supplements there are streams of water, sunrises and sunsets. I have been blessed to be in the mountains with the giant sunsets and lakes and fountains. Looking over the ocean, a morning fog (even in Iowa). GOD created all the supplements of life, for each and every one of us. In billions of different ways and billions of unique smiles.

As I watch the news I am reminded of what JESUS forwarded to us from GOD. The most important supplement we have been given the opportunity to share:

LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

Have a blessed and a beautiful day and know that OUR CARES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU EVERY DAY.

ME, Mack and Jake

Simply Being

Simply Being

GOOD MONDAY MORNING​ ALL

A wonderful day off. A bit cloudy, not quite as windy, not snowing, I wonder if I am still in Iowa.
Do you ever have a munchie day? Today is it. I have to get to the grocery sometime today so it may just be my reminder machine. I have heard so many at the gym complaining of the cold, I often wonder if we will appreciate simply being. For today my goal is to enjoy simply being. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the day that has been done for you. OUR CARES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.

ME, Mack and Jake