|Posted on July 2, 2017 at 7:50 AM||comments (8)|
As a young man, and even into my first few years into law enforcement I was a flaming liberal and an advocate of gun control. It was a little hypocritical on my part since I had access to firearms because of being in law enforcement. Over the years my opinion has changed to one of indifference to a strong belief in the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution.
One of the things I have noticed over the years, and even in my liberal days, is that statistics can be manipulated to side...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 17, 2017 at 7:55 AM||comments (0)|
We all need ideals to aspire to. It brings out our better selves. Our heroes are human beings, just like us, with all the shortcomings and flaws, but they represent what we could be, to be better people. Let's take a look back to those TV cowboy heroes of yesteryear.
|Posted on June 14, 2017 at 11:15 PM||comments (7)|
The shooting at the Virginia ballfield should be a wake-up call. We are living in perilous times. Statistically, attacks are still rare, but agenda driven violence is definitely coming to this country. It is well documented, but there are currently 24 ISIS training camps in the United States. One is in Orangeburg SC.
The standard political knee jerk to violence is more gun-control and more police. But as we've seen in Europe, and here as well, it doesn't take a firearm to k...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 10, 2017 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
This is one I've been wanting to write about for some time. My maternal grandfather came through the Great Depression and worked in a textile mill. By the end of his life he had worked his way up to being an Overseer over a department. As I related in a post, he worked, went to church and spent time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He loved taking each set of grandkids to the mountains in North Carolina and family reunions were always a treat for the cousins to get together and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 15, 2017 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
The weakest and most vulnerable among us need the empowerment of being able to protect themselves. Everyone can't or won't have the dedication to become physically fit. It is not in their nature or in their capabilities. Neither is it the nature of some to venture into the competitive world of self-defense. Grandma at 76 doesn't have the capacity to roll on the mats doing armbars. And let us be realistic. Those of us who are physically fit won't be that way forever. Our bodies wind down no ma...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 11, 2017 at 10:00 PM||comments (1)|
The simple answer is the Lion of Judah - also know as Jesus Christ. I don't share my faith enough. Too many people, and this has been engrained in us culturally, believe in a weak, milksop Jesus. In the Bible Jesus is described as the Lion of Judah, and there is nothing weak about a full grown lion. The Bible also says that Jesus spoke with authority - unlike the religious leaders of his day.
The point is - I am bought and paid for with the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross....Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 19, 2017 at 9:15 AM||comments (4)|
Sunday Morning Shout Out no. 3 - The song says it all. Hey, we all need encouragement. We all need strength. My strength is in Jesus.
|Posted on March 5, 2017 at 9:50 AM||comments (3)|
IWhere is your hope? Is it in yourself? Are you self-made and self-actualized? LOL - the only thing good I can think about self is that it stinks! Seriously, how do people into theirselves act? Pompous, conceited, self-serving and self-absorbed. Of course we are all guilty of that at one time or another, but I think you get my drift.
So what about a guru? Will an enlightened teacher of the way help you along life's journeys? Hey, we are all human beings with a mixed bag of g...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 26, 2017 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Sunday Morning Shootout No. 1
Good message from God, Family and Guns.
|Posted on February 15, 2017 at 11:45 AM||comments (0)|
Two years now I've been in a new job during the week. Still doing side tree work on the weekends. My week day job some days is working with just my partner or we work with the other two guys if it's a bigger job. The guy I work with most of the time is 66 years old. Just an ordinary guy on the cover. But when you dig deeper he's had an exstordinary life. He has been blessed.
He's also a cancer survivor of 40 years. He had colon and rectum cancer really bad. He had explo...Read Full Post »