There are times when you just have to walk in faith. This is to say that in life an absolute dependence on God and His Word become paramount in good times as well as bad times. I can attest to faith on God on both levels. There is no doubt that God has been nothing less than incredible in my life and to speak of things most recent would take a book just to begin to understand the many twists and turns that have led me to this point. Let me explain.
Many may be familiar with the fact that I am in Texas as a result of the Fort Worth veteran’s health clinic offering me a chaplaincy internship. Now, the Fort Worth clinic is part of the larger Dallas VA medical system. Still, with that offer I quickly accepted the position while I was still in Baltimore and began in earnest to make my way to Texas. Of course this was not an easy task because I had been unemployed for some time and was unable to pay for any means of transportation. Well, this was nothing for God. As a matter of course I was put in touch with the founder of an organization called The Open Table (http://theopentable.org/). Without hesitation the founder sponsored my trip to Texas and provided other financial aid. So, someone please tell me that God does not take care of His own!
Still, that is far from the end of the story. I also needed a place to stay and while researching what could be done I learned of Veteran’s Community Outreach (http://www.vetsco.org/). I received the same type of response from its founder as I did with The Open Table. Without hesitation the founder simply said, “I’ll help you.” And with that he did help. I was picked up at the train station in Fort Worth, transported to a hotel that Sunday evening, picked up Monday morning and transported to a wonderful four-bedroom house in Arlington, TX. It is true that God does put people in our way to be a blessing to us. The fact is that God uses people to bless people so I would encourage all that have a hard time receiving to open wide your hands so that God can do what He does best.
To my dismay the Veteran’s Administration was not nearly as accommodating. After getting to Texas and doing all that was required I soon learned that things within the Veteran’s Administration are far from honorable. No doubt that many have heard of the atrocities at the hands of the Veteran’s Administration in which a number of veterans died waiting to be served. While my situation is not as dire as that suffice it to say that I served in the United States Marine Corps. I was honorably discharged in 1985. From that time I have had no problems because of my not registering with the Selective Services. In fact the Selective Services letters I have clearly show that because of my service I should be denied nothing from the Federal Government.
Well, this did not matter to the Dallas Veteran’s Administration. I had already started my internship and was fully seated. My background was clear; I was able to get through a very intense interview process among other things. And while human resources did not fire me they did say that my package had to be sent to Washington, D.C. for clearance. The process could take as much as ninety days. So, after much hard work my program was suspended impacting not just me but also my co-workers. With that it seems that well qualified veterans such as I deserve extra scrutiny in order to work with veterans. For real? Is this the way veterans should be treated?
It needs to be made painfully clear that my experience with Human Resources of the VA has nothing to do with my immediate supervisor. In fact my supervisor in the Fort Worth clinic, insofar as I am concerned, is a superior and wonderful person. In fact all the chaplains I have met in the Texas VA have proven to be high quality people many of whom are themselves veterans. My issue is the administration and the administration alone. The fact of the matters is that my supervisor was kind enough to refer me to a chaplain at Huguley Hospital (http://www.texashealthhuguley.org/) in Fort Worth. After meeting with him his words were “I can see why they hired you” and immediately offered me a position. Yes, there was some red tape but nothing like that of the Veteran’s Administration. My work at Huguley is to start Monday the sixteenth.
Now, this will be a very intense program. Within two and a half months I will put in at least four hundred hours and about ten on-call days. This means that I will be spending much less time online as I walk further into my destiny. And while I will not be online a lot my plan is to chronicle my experience with the Huguley Hospital internship weekly. Please be sure to follow what is going on in my walk as I continue to press toward the mark of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
With that said it is my hope that all be encouraged. It took several years for me to get to this point with considerable opposition. Some have said that I was not qualified while others mocked my faithfulness. Some saw no reason for me to perform academically while others have chosen to smother themselves in the stench of jealously. This will also happen to you if you choose to go after what God has for you. But, be not dismayed. Do not give up. Keep on moving toward your destiny and your end will be most victorious. No, don’t you dare quit!
Verse of the Day
Leviticus 18:24,25 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
If you examine the disasters hitting America, there is a vast increase from 25 years ago. The droughts and floods are showing that God is now in the process of setting the land up to “vomiteth” out the American people just as His states will happen. America is defiled with the blood of 55+ million babies and the homosexual agenda and other sins such as pornography and divorce. The nation is unclean and the land is defiled.
When I was first called into this ministry in 1987, there was maybe one massive disaster a year. Sometimes there were no disasters for a year. Now, the nation is being hit with 10 or more a year! In 2011 there were 14 $billion events which is more than one a month. Last year there were 11 such events.
There was no national “LGBT month” in 1987. Can you see how the disasters are matching the level of national sin and rebellion against God’s word?
I used to match every major disaster with national sin such as “Gay Pride Day”. I can no longer do this as many disasters are connected to long-term drought and heat waves. Some I can, like the recent Oklahoma tornadoes which are tied into homosexual events.
What is missing in these disasters hitting America are earthquakes. I have a “gut” feeling that massive, I mean massive, earthquakes are about to shake this nation. Earthquakes in the 8.0 to 9.0 are on the way. This is a part of the land “vomiting out its inhabitants”.
Extreme weather caused $110 billion in damage in 2012 06/13/13 There are more hurricanes on the way along with powerful earthquakes. Americans are about to be driven off the land for the national rebellion against God and His word.
Remember, and do not forget this: the disasters match the level of national rebellion against God and His word. God is holy and a nation can offend His holiness which America is grossly guilty of. Plus there is so little intercession by His church.
“All told the United States saw 11 weather and climate disasters last year with losses exceeding $1 billion in damages.The total puts 2012 second in total damages behind 2005, which saw four devastating hurricanes, including Katrina and Rita, and incurred $160 billion in costs.Hurricane Sandy was responsible for more than half of 2012’s total, with approximately $65 in claims.
The Midwest drought soaked up another $30 billion.Sandy also incurred the worst loss of life, with more than 130 fatalities tied to the storm that engulfed nearly 500 miles along the East Coast.But heat waves last year caused more than 100 deaths, and the largest drought in the United States since the 1930s had the federal government declaring drought disasters in 2,600 of the nation’s 3,143 counties.Drought conditions also led to several devastating wildfires that burned more than 9 million acres in 2012, NOAA reported.
The 11 billion-dollar disaster events in 2012 rank second behind the 14 events in 2011. Those 11 events killed more than 300 people and had “devastating economic effects” on the regions impacted, NOAA said.”
NOAA: Billion-Dollar Weather/Climate Disasters If you want to view all the events, just go to this site.
2 Peter 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
God’s Final Warning to America
Residents displaced byColorado wildfire see destruction firsthand 06/16/13 “Homosexual month” is not over yet. If the Supreme Court votes to advance the homosexual agenda with homosexual “marriage”, this could be the final act of rebellion against God. The last two months of June have seen awesome disasters hit Colorado. This year was far worse than last year. As the sin gets more bold, so the disasters get more intense.
“El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa said the fire’s destruction has made it difficult for his deputies to assess damage. Deputies have said “it looks like a nuclear bomb went off in some of those areas, and you can’t even recognize whether it was a house or some other kind of structure,” Maketa said. “That is the level of incineration and destruction that took place in some areas.”
Colorado PrideFest: Gay Pride isn’t just for downtown Denver anymore06/14/13 The theme of this is “Gay-er Pride”. Notice that it is not for “Denver anymore!” As the rebellion against God spreads, so the judgment is a perfect match for the rebellion against God’s word.
“The main event, of course, remains the Gay Pride Parade, and the 2013 version steps off from Cheesman Park at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, turning down Colfax Avenue toward Civic Center where the weekend-long PrideFest (running Saturday and Sunday) offers up booths, music and more than a few speeches to get the crowds revved up toward the next political goal.”
At least 400 homes destroyed in Colorado wildfire 06/14/13 The number is closer to 500. The worst disaster coincides with a “gay-er” Colorado. What is next for this state and the nation, as God has now warned for two years in a row!
“The number of homes destroyed in the most destructive wildfire in Colorado history has risen to 400, officials said Friday night. Developers describe the Black Forest as the largest contiguous stretch of ponderosa pine in the United States. Once home to rural towns and summer cabins, it is now dotted with million-dollar homes and gated communities as a result of the state’s population boom over the past two decades.”
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example,suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
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U.S. border officials want 20,000 kg of food itemized, physically inspected before entering
To be truly righteous,
it’s apart from the law;
covered by Christ Jesus,
who had no sin, nor flaw.
Righteousness is a gift,
granted to believers;
through faith in Christ alone;
For each of us have sinned,
fallen short of glory;
yet He justifies us,
redemptive grace stories.
God gave His only Son,
lone worthy sacrifice;
He who had known no sin,
the One to justify.
We boast not of our acts,
nor of law adherence;
but boast of His great grace,
and His loving kindness.
(Responding to Romans 3:21-28)
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that to be considered righteous before You, we don’t have to do “enough” or be “enough” to earn it, but rather if we place our trust in You, it is a gift that You grant to each of us as You view us through the veil of Your sinless Son. Forgive us for allowing grace and the law to become muddied, and help us to walk faithfully in the fullness of the grace we have been given, so that we might live and love in a way that is pleasing to You. May our acceptance of Your grace and our willingness to obey, allow Your light and love to reflect clearly through us to those who need to know You. May many come to grasp Your great grace for themselves, as their hearts are filled with faith in You. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
There is a lot of discussion about State’s Rights and whether so many of the policies and regulations that are being proposed on the Federal Scale are in violation of the States Rights. Personally I think that many of them are, but one of the worst cases is the Federal Involvement in our schools. I think that a large portion of our educators, legislators, and laypeople are unaware that legally the federal government has no right to force any standards upon the schools. They may suggest, offer money for the policies that they want implemented, but they have no legal authority to force states to follow these standards.
How much influence do we want a federal government to have? When do we stop letting them force by bullying and threatening the schools in order to get policies in place that go totally against our moral values and common sense? We have in power an administration that uses bullying, threats, and even suing states in order to force their will upon the people of this country. How far do they go before it becomes treasonous? When you are in the process of destroying the very thing that you took an oath to protect, when does it become a violation? I am not saying that this leadership should be tried for treason, I am saying when are the people of this country and leaders in the separate states going to wake up and realize that what is being done to them is in violation of the Constitution and that they do have other options that to just answer the lawsuits in court and depend upon a Federal Court that may be just a guilty of violating their own oath of office.
Our founders intent was for the States to trump the Federal, for the Federal to be an arm of the State to promote the welfare of the States and the people. We have let it be turned around where the States are an aterthought and only seem to enjoy rights granted to them by the Federal Government and those are constantly being ignored or whittled away if they don’t fit the desires of whomever is in power at the time.
A DISCOURSE ON THE CONSTITUTION AND GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES—
John C. Calhoun, Union and Liberty: The Political Philosophy of John C. Calhoun 
If it be possible still to doubt that the several States retained their sovereignty and independence unimpaired, strong additional arguments might be drawn from various other portions of the instrument—especially from the third article, section third, which declares, that— “treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.” It might be easily shown that— “the United States” —mean here—as they do everywhere in the constitution—the several States in their confederated character—that treason against them, is treason against their joint sovereignty—and, of course, as much treason against each State, as the act would be against any one of them, in its individual and separate character. But I forbear. Enough has already been said to place the question beyond controversy. Read the entire discourse at Online Library of Liberty!
I haven’t really written anything about the Supreme Court’s ruling this week that the Healthcare Bill that passed, is actually constitutional based on the fact that it is a tax. I have a lot of questions and I do not like the answers. I am going to pose some of those questions to you my friends and would like you to consider the answer.
- Are there now any limits on what Congress can require us to purchase?
- Can Congress now tax us for our lifestyle?
- Has Congress given one un-elected person in the form of the HHS Secretary, the power to decide what is the correct lifestyle we need to live?
- Can this be used for Religious Beliefs? By that I mean can the HHS Secretary decide that a Christian lifestyle would be dangerous and therefore anyone who practices our faith could be taxed so much that we can not survive?
- Have we gone from limited government to unlimited government?
- If this is not repealed by the next Congress and it continues in force, can it be stopped at any other point?
I realize that some of these are questions without answers, but the possibilities that I see are not ones that lead to good. This seems to me to be mans attempt to force utopia onto his fellow man. Social Engineering at it’s worst. I know that there are some who look forward to the benefits, but I ask you to take a closer look at the probabilities that mortal man will use this to try and force those that don’t agree with his idea of utopia, to accept it anyway. Just as Nebuchadezzer tried to force Shadrah, Meshach, and Abedniggo to bow down to his golden idol, we will probably be pressured to abide by rules and regulations that we find repugnant. But like the “three men in the fire” we have reassurance that God will be with us and we can trust that whatever they try to force upon us, as long as we have faith and stand true to the word of God, He will be the “fourth man in the fire.”
My friend Grumpy Elder has a story on a Vet that is being forced from his home. Now this is bad enough but to add insult to injury, the man is being forced to exhume his wife who is buried on the property and move her as well. I realize that sometimes bad things happen, but this is a case where there are other options available if the people involve were willing to work with the man. Please take time to read the rest of the story at Grumpy’s Opinions
I’m no lawyer at all, but it looks like Warren C. Bodeker is getting a raw deal, I have no idea what can be done about it except to ask if someone knows a smart, obnoxious lawyer with some ethics willing to take on another obnoxious lawyer…….
A legal fund has been set up, details are at the bottom of the article linked below..
Publicity will help the old gentleman, and won’t help the trustee’s law practice any, so make sure the story gets around….
Read the rest and watch the video at Grumpy’s Opinions…..