Two Questions

Posted: 2020/06/03 in Uncategorized

Question 1 Is heaven for real?

Question 2 Is God really up there?

These two questions were asked by Sadhguru… Who I respect and admire his wisdom.

There are over 4,300 religions in the world and over 34,000 Christian denominations. Yet no one can answer either of these questions with certainty today… No one.

The questions above can only be answered by faith.. the trust and confidence in what is believed to be true. Some would argue that the kingdom of heaven is at hand to the first question and “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’ Psalm 82:6  to the second question.

NASA, SpaceX launch Falcon 9 Crew Dragon and astronauts

History for this Generation!!! May 30, 2020

Wait for me

Posted: 2020/05/24 in Uncategorized

I wanted to post something for Memorial Day this short film is worth five minutes.

Wait Form me.

War is a tragedy experienced by humanity on some level every day. With respect to all who have fallen and those who survived, regardless of conflict or side they stood on.”Wait for Me” is based on the poem of the same name by Konstantin Simonov, which was inspired by the poet’s own experience of leaving his loved ones behind to serve on the front lines. The release of “Wait for Me” coincides with the International Day of Peace, which is celebrated globally each September 21.

Space Science

Posted: 2020/05/21 in Uncategorized

Navigating Outer Space

Jeremiah 6:16 ” This is what YHWH says “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it,   and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.”

Skills you will learn

  • Identifying
  • Classifying
  • Observing
  • Measuring
  • Inferring
  • Interpreting
  • Predicting
  • Modeling
  • Organizing
  • Analyzing
  • Understanding Direct  and Indirect relationships
  • Inductive Reasoning

Deductive Reasoning

Holy synchronistic voices Batman these guys can sing and are tear jerkers too. Maybe we have been to sea too long…

 Be not afraid, I go before you, come follow me. 

 

           Be not afraid I go before you, come follow me. 

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To believe I can predict the future is speculation based on my belief of the past and is not prophecy, it is merely to believe what happened in the past and make a prediction about the future either by what I have read or imagined.  To know is here and now in the present that is truth, all I can truly know.

Each of us imagines our own reality through experience and learning from others.

What do I want?  “I don’t know!!!”

I already have what I want, and I don’t know what that is, because I never can know what I want.

The past never returns, there is only my imagination of what happened in the past, and the future never  comes, there is only the imagination that tomorrow will come …   like a knife that cannot cut itself and  fire cannot burn itself, so too, I cannot know what I want: what I do is trust that God knows what I need.

Not knowing is desirelessness, working, eating my daily bread, and walking on my chosen path in life in the here and now. There is no self or desires, only the light of his holy presence. In my daily walk and I let go of the things of the world around me: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life;  the stripping away of all that is not me.

The secret of life is to: Be born again, dying to self before I die … For me ; That is the truth of the here and now, living in the presence of God…

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A prayer is to seek God or Man

δέησις , a seeking, asking, entreating, entreaty to God or to man.

If you seek God,  God will find you.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Seeking God, desiring to know God more, is the essence of true life:  eternal life here and now.  But we also know that seeking God is not always easy, not because God is mysterious, but because our minds are saturated with delusional ideas, deception and lies reinforced by everyday life.

The good news is that these mistaken ideas can be overcome through knowledge of God and having a relationship with God though prayer. This starts when we turn to God for help, and put our trust in Jesus.

God will send the Holy Spirit to teach you as you  seek God. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

Seek God and God will find you… True religion is this: Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

 

monopoly

Holy “Theory of Profit” Batman, where is your face mask: David Ricardo’s theory in the “Monopoly” game is being replaced with digital currency and social distancing. Do not call the commissioner, she might implement martial law!

Here is a sample of what the Captain thinks about when out to sea.

I realized why they call Board Games, bored  games ( paronomasia intended). What might the inventors have been trying to convey?  What are some of the principals learned from a simple bored game called Monopoly?

In Ricardo’s Theory of Profit, Ricardo stated that as real wages increase, real profits decrease because the revenue from the sale of manufactured goods is split between profits and wages. He states in his Essay on Profits, “Profits depend on high or low wages, wages on the price of necessaries, and the price of necessaries chiefly on the price of food.” Who knew?

While playing Monopoly today, most of us don’t understand the roots of the game.  Back in 1817 economist Ricardo contributed to the development of theories of rent, wages, and profits.  He defined rent as “the difference between the produce obtained by the employment of two equal quantities of capital and labor.”

 

 This next paragraph you might want to skip, because it might hurt your head due to the complexity of it and your lack of understanding money…

Ricardo believed that the process of economic development, which increased land utilization and eventually led to the cultivation of poorer land, principally benefited landowners. According to Ricardo, such premium over “real social value” that is reaped due to ownership constitutes value to an individual but is at best a paper monetary return to “society”. The portion of such purely individual benefit that accrues to scarce resources Ricardo labels “rent”.

Surprise! To most of us semi privileged Baby-boomers who live in the United States grew up playing the board game of Monopoly and got good at the principals of the game.

Hold onto your Smartphone’s kids it’s about to go crypto. Monopoly money never existed; however, cheating, greed, and the lust for more did exist as we insisted our rents be paid or we will lose the game. Our will to win at the demise of family and friends was never given a second thought and the way to win.

Now we have inflation, interest, and insurance added to the game, but the game is real life and the rules change continually just like in the board game.

As I was pondering the game of Monopoly my question was, “Do we cut down more trees and stop breathing to make more paper money, or send sustainable fiat money that is government-issued, created by our developed technology across a electronic network of machines?” I guess the third choice would be to barter goods and be subjected to pirates.

My choice is sustainable electronic money because money for me, is a tool to exchange goods with.  Money’s value is utility based on demand and scarcity. Interest, inflation, and insurance will always deplete the coffers and has nothing to do with exchange. I can not remember the last time I sent Amazon cash…

The Bible mentions money over 800 times and of all of Jesus’ parables, more than half of them talked about money.

The silver coin is an example in the Bible.

Quia precium sanguinis est “This is the price of blood” Then one of the Twelve disciples of Jesus — the one called Judas Iscariot — went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.

The Bible infers that God cares more about our attitude toward money than about money itself.  I guess monopoly teaches that too.

I hope you enjoyed the break… Follow above and we will see you next week God willing.

 

Disney Dollar front

 

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Ahoy mates! Just another day at sea. Sailing our ship the “NEVERSAIL” through uncharted waters headed towards an unknown destination. We have been at sea for about six weeks now.

I am Captain Ron, sailing our ship under orders of the President of the United States. The ship is a 1300 square foot single family dwelling commissioned about 50 years ago. I am with my first-mate and crew of five animals, plenty of space for our small crew to move around in.

We have provisions to last; however, not indefinitely. We are eating well now, experimenting with new recipes and rationing our provisions as much as possible.

This cruise is so unique, I have decided to log the experience.

Where’s the Eggs Grandma?

happy easter

Please don’t read this,  you might get upset… “Χριστός ἀνέστη!”

It is awfully presumptuous to believe that a minority population of self indulged charlatans can predict the future of the whole world based on a book of 66 books, which  they have no idea of where it come from or who wrote it, written in a metaphoric language of symbols from as they believe so called thousands of years ago.

There are an estimated 7.5 billion people in the world today. Who speak an estimated 6,909 languages the average age of a human being is 28 years old, with a life expectancy of 70 years old…

How many of those 7.5 billion know who Abraham was? or who Noah was? or who I am?

The world is an estimated 25,000 miles around, with a diameter of 8,000 miles. The highest mountain peak  is a estimated 36,000 feet or five miles high. The deepest point on earth is an estimated 38,000 feet or about five miles deep.

I can walk one mile in 20 minutes.

There are an estimated 128 million books in print; those books are written in 3,982 living languages.  The remaining over 3000 languages are likely not to have books and the people remain illiterate.

I can read about 200 pages a week; that puts me at 3,000 plus books written in English, Spanish, or Latin in a lifetime. Out of 128 million books in print, I might as well be illiterate.

I can only speak for myself. Christ has risen. The gospel or good news is that Jesus is alive. I don’t understand why or how Jesus rose from the dead. I know after hearing the good news 50 years ago, I had a need to repent. I actually regretted things I did that I knew were wrong by my conscience or inner voice.

Do I still do wrong things?  Yes; however, I live with the living God inside me, free of fear death. I live life in abundance because I live within my means and am satisfied with what God gave me.

I do not listen to romanticized ideas from the imagination of others. I do not listen to illusionary ideas from delusional people who entertain fear out of self preservation.  I have learned to weigh the cognitive dissonance brought on me by people I trusted.

Jesus only has one commandment the whole earth can understand and follow:  Love one another as I has loved you. No greater love has anyone than, to give their life for a friend. I call you my friend.  (Every warrior knows what I am talking about.)

“Truly He is Risen!  “ Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη! “