Monday, February 27, 2012

Tragedy Strikes Chardon, Ohio

My heart and prayers go out to the victims of the Chardon High School shooting, which occcurred this morning in Chardon, Ohio, especially, the Family of the child who has passed on to be with our Lord.

I can't help, but to wonder what the shooter was thinking or more properly stated..."NOT THINKING" at the time! He evidentally, had problems stemming from a mental illness and I can only wish, he had read this Blog at some point and possibly, this would never had happened.

Monday, February 20, 2012

"What Really Makes You Tick?" 
10 questions you should ask to yourself: a preparation to self-improvement

Be all you can be, but it's not always in the Army. I often see myself as somewhat contented with my life the way things are, but of course it's hard to think of anything else when where are real issues to be discussed.

Still I aspire for something deeper and more meaningful.

So we're all pelted with problems. Honestly it shouldn't even bother or even hinder us to becoming all we ought to be. Aspirations as kids should continue to live within us, even though it would be short-lived or as long as we could hold on to the dream. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks… or can they?

  • 1. What do I really want?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spiritual Growth:

Spiritual Growth: 
The Spiritual Challenge of Modern Times 

To grow spiritually in a world defined by power, money, and influence is a Herculean task. Modern conveniences such as electronic equipments, gadgets, and tools as well as entertainment through television, magazines, and the web have predisposed us to confine our attention mostly to physical needs and wants. As a result, our concepts of self-worth and self-meaning are muddled. How can we strike a balance between the material and spiritual aspects of our lives?

To grow spiritually is to look inward.

Introspection goes beyond recalling the things that happened in a day, week, or month...

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yet, Another Phase In My Life's Journey!

As, I enter, yet, another phase in my journey through life --
I find myself more fascinated with GOD and all His might! Obviously,
everyone has experienced, moments of weakness and failed miserably,
trying to achieve some overwhelming task. Even, with our self-righteous
faith in ourselves, at times, we still aren't able to resolve, certain

Unfortunately, since, we have more faith in ourselves than we do, GOD
Almighty, Himself; we trudge throughout life, insisting, we resolve an
issue without any outside assistance, whatsoever! Fortunately, for the
majority, our independent decisions are generally, minimal and don't
affect our lives in a devistating way

Yet, for some, there's an adverse affect. Consequently, they fall into a
negative frame of mind, repeating this behaviour to the point that there
is no longer a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak!

Some, even blame GOD for their upheavals repeatedly, over and over again
until it becomes engrained into their very soul, convincing themselves,
there is no possibility of a GOD! "Who would allow such a calamity!",
they exclaim! and "No Loving GOD would allow this!"...etc, etc, etc...

Forgetting all the while, we are human beings, who've been blessed by GOD
with 'free-will' to make choices, otherwise, we would merely, be puppets
on a string! I honestly, believe that deep down, all humans truly, believe
in Him. Unfortunately, some are more stubborn, than others and chooose to
shun accountability for their actions and look for a fall-guy!

We are ONLY human! We will ALWAYS try our BEST! Give yourself a break, step
back, relax and look at the 'Big Picture'. By that I mean:[GOD and Eternity]
Whether you believe in him or not; He will Always BELIEVE in you!

So, What Do You Want To Be?

Will Edwards Do you remember the popular TV program called The Wonder Years that featured the 'growing-up' years of the main character - Kevin Arnold?
In one episode, Kevin - played by Fred Savage - went to work with his father, Jack (Dan Lauria), to see what his dad actually did to earn a living. He sat in his father's office in the big swivel chair and contemplated what it would be like to become a top executive at Norcom; observing, as he did so, the difference in his father's attitude when dealing with both his boss and his subordinates.
It was a very enlightening experience especially when Kevin asked his father the question;

What Is Life About?

Expert Author Will EdwardsToday, I read the Wikipedia article on the subject of the meaning of life. I was very surprised by how lengthy it is. It turns out that just about every school of philosophy, perhaps not unsurprisingly, has had a view on what life is about, all the way back to good old Plato.
Of course, one possibility is that life is not about anything in particular. We are all here by chance and life therefore has no meaning at all. But it remains a fascinating question that has engaged the minds of the best thinkers to have ever lived and continues to intrigue most of us. Part of what it is to be human, it seems, is to grapple with this question at some time.
The idea that we somehow seem to be programmed to look for meaning in an apparently meaningless world has been described as 'absurd' and the dilemma, according to Kierkegaard and Camus, as quoted in the Wikipedia article, can be resolved in one of three ways: