A City upon a Hill

Yes, lets ‘consider that we shall be a City Upon a Hill’ because God allowed that to happen and good people did something good, not perfect but good.

Lets take heart. God hasnt changed, they had great (arguably greater) than we BUT they exercised great faith and kept reverence for the Almighty. Certainly not all but Winthrop and the majority of the Pilgrims sure did.

“A City upon a Hill” is a phrase derived from the parable of Salt and Light in Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount. In a modern context, it is used in United States politics to refer to America acting as a “beacon of hope” for the world.

We can take advantage of our great history and consider it a blessing or we can pick it apart as if that will help. Learn from it yes to make us better not to act like animals destroying it.

All lives matter

It getting starting to go off the deep end.

Revisionist censorship…what happened to ‘if you don’t like, dont watch or buy it’…like they (the extreme left) want to ram all their agenda down out throats.

Enough already. It is what it was in regard to history. If we don’t learn from it, what?

Yeah, we are bound to repeat it.

I am disappointed about a lot of things our society / country has done but I am convinced this is still the greatest country in the world and worth support her principles and understanding her history, warts and all.

We are at war, a cultural one for sure.

Snowflakes go melt.

BLM. ALL lives matter. And since YOUR life matters, make something of it, lead positive changes starting with YOURSELF and STOP shaming, bullying, and creating havoc. What many are doing is NOT peacefully protesting.

Indeed your life matters and were created for a fine purpose. We all were. That being the case, something about it that’s positive. There are plenty fine examples.

Stupid people get stupid prizes whether they be hate filled cops or drug filled thieves.

It really is not a black vs white thing, its a right vs wrong.

BLM does matter. #1 on that list are not hate filled white cops but abortion and planned parenthood. So let’s stop both.
Abortion kills tons more blacks each and every day than all the bad cops in a year combined. Think about that.

Since black lives matter so much then stop committing so much crime, particularly black on black.
Do you know the 2018 stats from the FBI/Justice department shows the male black population commits 44% of ALL the violent crime in America but makes up only 14% of the population. That isnt due to bad cops but bad ‘stinken thinken’.

Hate, stealing and rioting are all wrong. Can we agree on that?

Do the crime, do the time. What goes around, comes around.

I am NOT for white privilege but American privilege. Our diversity is our strength. Let’s not the polar extremist tear us up.
Its wasn’t fair African-Americans where brought to this country as slaves. Lot’s of others things are fair either. But each person should make the best of his or her life. If Africa is a better place, go there. If you like America better, then its fine peacefully work to reform and improve her but don’t destroy her.

The good book says, the top two commands are about love. Love God (that encompasses a lot) and love others the best we can. We don’t have to like everyone but rather love everyone for we all bleed red and all need help and hope.

Love God, Love others.

Base Camp

Believers, let’s not forget that this is not our forever home. This place we are at is simply earth camp as we dwell in our fleshly tents which are so easily buffeted by storms and flapping in the wind.

Let us take great hope inour forever home which was built by none other than our great savior Jesus Christ. That’s a place where we shall live forvermore. Yes upon yes not yes or no or maybe but yes upon yes!

So when we have pain, groan and see tragedy let that be a stark reminder that this is only Basecamp.

Someday, if we believe and hold fast to our faith, we shall be in our forever home. We shall be well pleased. It will all be worth it and just momentary past news.

Take heart pilgrim and press forward in Jesus’s beautiful and wonderful name.

Assurance of the Resurrection
For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.

2 Corinthians 5:1-8

One on one

I had two good conversations yesterday. 

One with our FedEx driver who is an African-American. We just discussed all the turmoil and that he’d be safe out there. We chatted for about 5 mins. It was just a good conversation you know when you get one on one with a person and help separate the divide amongst each other, that the media and extremist prey upon. 

And then my second conversation was with an IMPD police officer over at a Speedway gas station. He was kind enough to offer me some extra ice that he had. I guess they were going downtown to work the protests and I thanked him for that kind gesture and then I let them know that I fully realize that most of the police are good and do a great service to humanity and that we won’t let a few bad apples ruin the lot and then I appreciated what they stand for. 

Then he said, ‘it’s all part of the job’. 

I hope we realize that we are Americans! If we work together, we can accomplish amazing stuff.