Own It !

Three powerful words we need to use more often:

Heavy Metal Rocker,Ozzy Osbourne once said, “It’s all part of my journey – I’ve done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes.

Not everyone feels free to make mistakes.

A true story about General George Patton from his World War II days.

He once accepted an invitation to dine at a press camp in Africa. Wine was served in canteen cups but, obviously thinking he was served coffee, Patton actually poured cream into his cup. As he stirred in sugar, Patton was warned that his cup contained red wine and not coffee.

General Patton, whatever his obvious strengths were, could never, never be wrong. and without hesitating he replied “. . . I know. I like my wine this way.” And he drank it. Patton failed to “own it.”

Of course, none of us ever likes goofing up, and it isn’t easy to admit when we do happen to blunder.

I believe that three of life’s most difficult words to say are . . . ‘I was wrong‘. With our families and among good friends, ,………these are three of the most powerful words we can utter.

I was wrong” breaks down barriers between people. It brings estranged people together. Opens doors of forgiveness. And it creates a climate where intimacy and love may flourish. You may be surprised at how positively many people respond to the words, those simple words. They are words we need to use more often.

Naturally, it is a risk. But to admit when you are wrong is not to imply that you are a ‘bad’ person. Simply an honest one. It further shows you have good character, integrity, fortitude with good morals; able to judge even one’s own self understanding of right from wrong, and that simply, “YOU BLEW IT!”…..It sets the bar and example for those around you. And true friends, and real people, will appreciate you all the more for it.

Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” -Martial Artist/Actor, Bruce Lee

It takes humility and courage to admit a fault. And maybe more to retrace your steps – to make it right. People are happier when they use those three powerful words and allow themselves the occasional freedom to be wrong. It’s a gift they give themselves.

It is really okay to slip up, especially if you ‘own up.’

Other People who have “owned it:”

I’m most proud of the blessings that God has bestowed upon me, in my life. He’s given me the vision to truly see that you can fall down, but you can still get back up. Hopefully I’ll learn from my mistakes and have the opportunity to strengthen and improve the next thing I do.” -Comedian/actor Martin Lawrence

The lesson is that you can still make mistakes and be forgiven.” -Actor, Robert Downey, Jr.

Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from them, that’s the mark of a great player.” -Heavy Metal Rocker,Alice Cooper

Do I make mistakes? Yeah.” -Actor, Tom Cruise

Most people, including myself, keep repeating the same mistakes.” -Actor/Director, William Shatner

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” -Christian advocate/Musician Rocker, Bono

Reflecting back, we all make mistakes; we all go through our stuff – relationships, financial, all kinds of stuff – and if you can grow from that and pass that message on, it’s a pretty cool thing.” -Heavy Metal Rocker and Radio Personality, Nikki Sixx

There are wrongs and rights…good and bad…figure out what they are and make amends. Right those wrongs and allow it to advance you forward….freedom begins with a forgiven future.

And from the Bible:

Lamentations 3:59 “O LORD, thou hast seen my wrong: judge thou my cause.”

Mark 11:25 “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”

Mark 11:26 “But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”

More quotes from General Patton:

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” -Gen. George S. Patton

If a man does his best, what else is there?” -Gen. George S. Patton

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Counting On Dad (Sunday Inspiration)

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.” (Psalms 91:3)

No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn…..” (Isaiah 54:17)

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.” (Psalm 56:3)

Ya know we live in a dangerous world with both positives and negatives. The positives are easy and required, no, desired more than its opposite. However, when these evils and negatives arise and they will, our preps will only go so far. We have limits.

But God in His infinite love and grace, steps in and navigates us through the rough. And in those times, our confidence should never be placed in ourselves not in our skills or equipment but take relax in that which dwells in most of us. As we place our confidence in and count on His faithfulness in our Heavenly Dad we are guaranteed to overcome all adversities.

A true story was related to me recently of a rancher who lived in the lowlands of Southwest Texas. The father had promised his young son a fishing trip. On a set day, they traveled to the river for the adventure; they arrived about mid-morning. After the two spent some time fishing, the father noticed that a storm was moving in. He thought about how quickly the river could flood in heavy rain, so he decided that they should head home. The father and son began their homeward journey. They had traveled a quarter of the way and were nearly home, when their Jeep got stuck and they could go no further.

knowing that he would have to walk a mile or so for help, he instructed his son to stay inside the Jeep. After being gone a while, the father approached the Jeep and entering the vehicle he was delighted to see his son asleep in the back seat.

The father looked at the son and asked, “Son, weren’t you worried or scared?” The son looked innocently at his Dad and in all sincerity replied, “Dad, I was counting on you.”

How much faith do we have in God, our Heavenly Father? He has said, “....I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (Heb. 13:5) Can we confidently claim that promise? If so will we be able to say as Moses did at the Red Sea: “…Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD…….” (Exodus 14:13).

Daily here and there, so many of us people on Earth face great rials, strange weapons, negatives on supers levels, poor decisions with terrible consequences, physical ailments, financial hardships, spiritual adversities, wicked lies, bondage enriched laws, governmental disruptions to all our lives, man-made atrocities, extreme weather…all this and more; all the while breathing the same air space as these things most wicked. What is one to do?

When these floodwaters threaten to drown us, a calm trust in God, and hearing His voice will enable us to lie down in the “back seat” and rest (sleep)- because we are counting on our Heavenly Father (our Dad!).

When all hope is lost, we can always count on God

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Amazing Miracle: Christian Actor Kevin Sorbo Says That A Giant California Wildfire Stopped 3 Feet From His Home (LINK)

What a testimony! Ya know, more than 50,000 people are dead  from the California fires (msm says missing), and many others homes and lives saved…why? Maybe this story can give you a hint 🙂 Enjoy and consider this divine protection and how you can have this too! With all the bad news from California, it’s nice to hear and see good news and miracles happen to those that stand up for the One True God! 🙂

Photo By Sean Panderson

“…………..The house right next door was destroyed, along with many others all along that street, but for some reason Kevin Sorbo’s house was unscathed.

“….This story is absolutely amazing.  Like so many others, actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife were forced to evacuate from their home during the recent California wildfires, and once they left they were not sure if they would ever see it again.  And sure enough, firefighters were not able to hold back the blaze and flames came racing through their neighborhood.  Homes all along the street were burned to the ground, including the house immediately next door, but Kevin Sorbo’s house was not touched.  In fact, they could see where the flames had literally come within three feet of the house, but then they mysteriously stopped

………Be skeptical if you want, but it is a fact that Kevin Sorbo is a very outspoken believer in Jesus Christ.  He has appeared in numerous Christian films, but Hollywood has shunned him in recent years.  The following comes from Wikipedia…………Sorbo is a Christian and attends a nondenominational church.[34] Sorbo believes his religious views have caused Hollywood to limit his career, stating “There’s a negativity towards Christians in Hollywood, and a negativity towards people who believe in God.”……….Perhaps this was a way that God could show that He watches out for those that are unafraid to stand up for Him………..”

“…And this wasn’t the only incredible miracle story to come out of the recent California wildfires.  In a recent article on Unexplained Mysteries, I shared two other stories about supernatural protection in the midst of the raging flames…

What I am about to share with you is literally a miracle.  Actress Brenda Epperson is best known for her work on The Young and The Restless, and her home was directly in the path of one of the giant wildfires that recently ravaged so many communities in southern California.  Many celebrities lost their homes during the fires, but Epperson’s home was totally spared.  She just kept praying Psalm 91 over her home again and again, and her home was completely untouched by the fires.  In fact, Epperson says that you can literally see where the fire stopped “right at the border of her property…………”

GET THE FULL STORIES AND VIDEO HERE > http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/mighty-miracle-in-california-christian-actor-kevin-sorbo-says-that-a-giant-california-wildfire-stopped-3-feet-from-his-home

Obviously the enemies responsible for these fires just could not “devour” Kevin or his home! Praise God!!!

1 Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:…”

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The Meaning Of Good And Evil In Perilous Times (LINK)

I found this deep and interesting. Maybe you will too. Comments welcome 🙂

Is 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (KJV)

Excerpt:

“…….Like inherent conscience and moral boundaries, blank slate theorists and social change advocates attempt to muddy the waters of what constitutes evil. Some will say there is no such thing — that evil is whatever we deem it to be in any given era depending on our biases.  Others will claim that tradition, permanence and anything in society that remains static is evil. The only “good” for them is constant change.

But evil is not as illusory and changing as these people suggest. In fact, most men and women recoil automatically from certain specific behaviors regardless of how they were raised, what environment they come from, what culture they were born into or what era they lived.  The people who don’t recoil at these behaviors are the people we have to watch out for because they are missing something integral to the heart and mind that makes the rest of us human……………READ THE FULL STORY HERE >  http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-meaning-of-good-and-evil-in-perilous-times_07062018

Does God Watch Us ? (Sunday Inspiration)

Psalms Chapter 139 9-10

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”

We might live in the deepest basement or even the highest apartment or mountain, but in truth, no matter where we are, God is there; He is watching. He can see us because He has no equal and knows all, sees all, is all; everywhere present. Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”

In Luke 12:2 Jesus said, “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.” That goes for EVERYTHING. Nothing that is hid, will stay hid and eventually everything be made known and exposed.

Joshua 7 tells us how Achan found this to be true and it cost him. When the Israelites destroyed Jericho, they were commanded NOT to take anything for themselves. But Achan saw a garment, some silver and some gold, which he took and buried in a hole in his tent floor. No one saw this, but God did…Achan forgot that God was watching and in the end he was destroyed along with his whole family because he disobeyed God. What a price! Was it worth it?

In reading the Psalm above that David wrote, David knew that God knew ALL about him. God understood his thoughts, heard every word he ever spoke and was acquainted with his walk of life and saw every move David made.

David concluded that there was no place to hide from God no matter where he went, for God was there. Even if we make our bed in hell, God is there with us (Psalms 139:8). But David (like we should think) was convinced that God had a loving interest in him, so he said in affect (paraphrased)….’Lord, if You see anything in my life that is not pleasing to You, please reveal it to me and lead me in the way to Heaven.’

We should recognize the same and have the same desire. Thank God that when we have spiritual needs and desire the God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in us (just ask) He is faithful to bring things to our attention because He loves us and is not willing that anyone be lost or be killed by our poor decisions in our own walk of life.

HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY

The Scary Truth About How We Lost All Sense Of Truth (Sunday LINK)

Hope Everyone’s Sunday Begins and Ends Well. Thank the Lord today, and everyday. 🙂 Be blessed!

“It’s not a stretch in any sense to say that our postmodern world no longer believes in absolute truth. Objective knowledge and absolute truth are long since gone. Fragmentation, multi-culturalism, and rejection of any overarching meaning are now culturally normal assumptions. In essence, truth is “truth” for the moment. It becomes “truth” for this group of people or that group of people, for this occasion or that occasion.

The postmodern mindset sees every cultural community or social group generating its own “story,” its own explanation of the way things are in an attempt to empower itself. White Anglo-Saxon males, for example, supposedly have their own story and their own truth. African Americans have their story. Women have theirs. And so none of these collective stories are true in any absolute sense. Furthermore, none are an accurate representation of reality. That’s because for postmodernism, reality isn’t real, and truth is, at best, painfully relative………..”

KEEP READING >  https://www.offthegridnews.com/religion/scary-truth-lost-truth/

Is 5:20 “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”

Good Mom, Bad Mom…(LINKS)

Good Mom

MOM OPEN FIRES ON MAN STEALING HER CAR WITH HER KIDS INSIDE

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/mom-open-fires-on-man-stealing-her-car-with-her-kids-inside_072018

Bad Mom

TEXAS MOTHER IN CUSTODY FOR SELLING YOUNG CHILDREN

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/texas-mother-in-custody-for-selling-young-children_072018