TRUTH-ABSOLUTE In the Midwest this week, we have been hearing about this gigantic storm, leaving as much as 10-16″ of snow dumped on us. The weather people have been on this for a week, and one even said, “I think there is an 80% chance that we, (right here) would have at least 6” of snow by Friday. It is just about noon on Friday, and not a snowflake on the ground. Last night we got what might be considered “an inadequate trace” but we are without this morning. How wrong could those people be? I laugh, because they are not fortune-tellers, they are simply people “doing their job.” But as they do their jobs with all the equipment, and insights they have and others around them, they basically come up short, many times in a week, month or year. Would you keep your job if you were only accurate 30-50% of the time? Would you be allowed to occupy a job where you probably will be wrong more times than you are right? And yet….today, those people will show up for work, smiles on their faces, and do what they do best all over again. I think we all need to consider the internal fortitude of these people. You might say, they are “gluttons for punishment.” How accurate do you have to be, in order to secure a job as a weather-forecaster? And would you be able to do the job, and as wrong as you might be, get up the next day and go back to work, as if you are the “best of the best?” “…men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power….” NASB written 2,000 years ago. Does that sound like the world you live in? Are people like that? Well, to me, it seems like this particular writer was rather accurate. Yet, we don’t believe it, or embrace it as truth. This is absolutely what the world looks like. Is this the problem of a lot of religious people we know? This was written to help us understand how man has become so callous to those around, and how he/she acts out in their Journey, but the writer goes on to tell us, that we need to live out our lives THE WAY in which “we learned and grew up understanding.” That from your childhood, you were not taught to be like those people, but rather you were taught differently, from the Word of God and from your parents. This book, The Bible has it’s place in our lives, to help guide us and instruct us. It has a purpose for me in order to understand truth, so that on MY Journey, I will “know the truth and it will set me free.” On My Father’s Business, dupontdude

TRUTH-ABSOLUTE In the Midwest this week, we have been hearing about this gigantic storm, leaving as much as 10-16″ of snow dumped on us. The weather people have been on this for a week, and one even said, “I think there is an 80% chance that we, (right here) would have at least 6” of snow by Friday. It is just about noon on Friday, and not a snowflake on the ground. Last night we got what might be considered “an inadequate trace” but we are without this morning. How wrong could those people be? I laugh, because they are not fortune-tellers, they are simply people “doing their job.” But as they do their jobs with all the equipment, and insights they have and others around them, they basically come up short, many times in a week, month or year. Would you keep your job if you were only accurate 30-50% of the time? Would you be allowed to occupy a job where you probably will be wrong more times than you are right? And yet….today, those people will show up for work, smiles on their faces, and do what they do best all over again. I think we all need to consider the internal fortitude of these people. You might say, they are “gluttons for punishment.” How accurate do you have to be, in order to secure a job as a weather-forecaster? And would you be able to do the job, and as wrong as you might be, get up the next day and go back to work, as if you are the “best of the best?” “…men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power….” NASB written 2,000 years ago. Does that sound like the world you live in? Are people like that? Well, to me, it seems like this particular writer was rather accurate. Yet, we don’t believe it, or embrace it as truth. This is absolutely what the world looks like. Is this the problem of a lot of religious people we know? This was written to help us understand how man has become so callous to those around, and how he/she acts out in their Journey, but the writer goes on to tell us, that we need to live out our lives THE WAY in which “we learned and grew up understanding.” That from your childhood, you were not taught to be like those people, but rather you were taught differently, from the Word of God and from your parents. This book, The Bible has it’s place in our lives, to help guide us and instruct us. It has a purpose for me in order to understand truth, so that on MY Journey, I will “know the truth and it will set me free.” On My Father’s Business, dupontdude

What does center actually mean? Well, it might be the center of the road, not too far to the left and not to far to the right. “He was driving down the center of Highway 10.” This could be dangerous, if you “crossed the center line.” It might be a small town in Eastern Texas. […]

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THE BOOK….WRITTEN OF YOUR LIFE! DO YOU WANT TO READ IT?

Psalms 139:16 “God’s eyes saw your ‘unformed substance’; and in His book…all the days of your life were written, The days that were ordained for me (and you), When as yet there was not one day already lived.”  (Paraphrased) NASB

All your days, from before the day you were conceived until the day you will die, have already been written down in a book.  DO YOU NOT WANT TO READ THAT BOOK?

Curiosity killed someone’s cat. I was not a mistake or an accident. There was a plan far before I ever existed, of how everything was going to go and I am simply now seeing how it is, and reading that book for myself.

I know now, that the plan for my life, was ordained–or destined–or set aside as very important.  I have been on THE WAY of my Journey, seeking out how that Book would reveal to me those secrets of how I was going to live.

Today, unlike when I was a teenager, or early 20s, I have seen many things about my life, that have helped me to realize MY importance in the universe. It has given me hope and direction, as I open the Book, and read things that I never knew.

Just recently NASA disclosed, or revealed to us that there is a Star (like our sun) 40 light years away from us, that has revolving around it, seven planets very similar to earth. They believe that on those planets they will discover some form of water, life-giving product.

We have heard and learned over the years, there might be other inhabitants in the universe. What keeps us from finding out that in another solar system, (there are many) some form of mankind, was developed and formed and living out their lives, and we now can discover that life.

Check out NASA sometime and see the greatness of our Universe, and what they are discovering. I am amazed at the discoveries in just the last 10-20 years.

THE WAY of your Journey, has already been written, and you can discover it for yourself. It starts with curiosity, and reading. It means we need to let go of preconceived ideas and let our minds help us “unlock” the mysteries of this great Journey that we are on in life. Join me!

On My Father’s Business,

dupontdude

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It makes more sense, when I understand it!THE WAY!

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THE WAY!

THE WAY!

We all are traveling a Journey in life.  I found my parents, and my family greatly helped me in early years in that Journey. Then when I went to school, I found teachers and peers/classmates/friends helped me along the Journey. As I went off to college it was the same, and in the service there were commanding officers who replaced teachers.

When I went to work, I found employers and people in “chain of command” settings that helped me along the way. But in my life, I also had to make many decisions, on my own instincts, and my own intuition. I had to “muster” up my own reasoning power to make some decisions, and sometimes, I was inadequate to make good decisions with good results. Sometimes, I blew it…and suffered for it.

Robert Frost was my inspiration years ago, and has been my favorite writer to guide me when he suggested in a poem, “THE ROAD NOT TAKEN,” that we choose in life the trails, and paths that we take in our Journey. There are before us at least two trails, one which is well worn, and traveled, and another trail that looks as if no one has gone that way, or at a minimum, very few people choose to walk in that direction.  His conclusion was that the direction he felt best suited his life, was the trail not very well worn. He went in a way which was not usually how others saw the Journey.

I have made many decisions and walked in my Journey, very similar as this poem indicates, of a path which is uniquely processed in my own thinking. I travel alone, and I tread where others do not seem to want to go. The adventure of the Journey is what excites me, not just the destination.

I find the adventure is in the planning of the Journey, the features of what the Journey will be like, and then actually executing the Journey. Yes, I have a destination in mind, but there are many ways to get there, and I am willing to take a left, when others go right. This has made all the difference for me. I regret nothing, along the way, because I knew I made the best choice at that time, and even if I could go back and try a different suggestion, I would not choose a different direction.

Maybe my Journey will help you with insights into your Journey. Surely, you will be surprised by some of MY Journey, but it might also give you new insight into how your can enhance your Journey. Wouldn’t that be great!  To find THE WAY to embrace a Journey that is YOUR Journey. THE WAY!

On My Father’s Business,
dupontdude

Three planets capable of supporting life found in nearby star system.

Earlier today, (February 22, 2017), NASA announced the discovery of seven planets in the TRAPPIST-1 star system, 235 trillion miles, or 40 light years, away from Earth. Observations made by the infrared Spitzer space telescope have determined that all seven planets are rocky bodies roughly Earth’s size or smaller.

Most significantly, however, was that three of the seven planets orbit within the star’s habitable zone, increasing the likelihood of liquid water and the correct conditions for life to develop.

Since the system’s primary star is known as an ultra-cool dwarf, all seven planets could potentially hold liquid water on their surfaces, even though only three lie within the habitable zone. Further observations made by Spitzer have shown that all the planet’s orbit closer to their star than Mercury does to our sun, though the TRAPPIST-1 star is significantly smaller and cooler than our own. NASA stated that the planets are so close together that one would be able to discern surface features and weather patterns on the other planets from their neighbor’s surfaces.

This marks the first time that an exoplanetary system has been discovered where three of the planets lie in their star’s habitable zone and are comprised of rock. Previous discoveries have been of planets both gaseous and rocky much larger than the ones announced today. Other exoplanets located within their respective system’s habitable zone

The system is named after the telescope that first discovered it back in 2016, the Transiting Planets and Planetesimals Small Telescope in Chile. TRAPPIST discovered three planets in the system, in May, 2016, before Spitzer found four more.

More information on the discovery can be read here via NASA.

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SNARES IN OUR LIVES!

A snare is used to trap…and it inhibits the “trapped one” from going about a healthy and complete lifestyle.

A.W. Tozer wrote, “Religious externals may have a meaning for the God-inhabited soul; for any others they are not only useless but may actually become snares, deceiving them into a false and perilous sense of security.” “EVENINGS WITH TOZER Daily Devotional Readings A. W. Tozer” compiled by Gerald B. Smith, Feb. 26-“The importance of Right Relationship with God.”

Have you ever given any thought to all the “religious activity” that you do and many times when you talk about “religious issues” that, in fact, it does not make you anything. It is like the clothes on your back, just “window dressing.” Talking about medical procedures, does not enable you to conduct those procedures on others. Talking about parenting does not mean you are a good parent.

The truth is that going to church can give us a false sense of security about life. Talking religion does not necessarily mean your heart embraces a lifestyle of Godliness, or a relationship with God. Some think they go to the right church, and they do the right things, but that is not the truth. It is always a matter of the heart!

Jesus explained it in Matt. 5 by saying that murder and anger towards someone, are the same, because it is an internal expression that we are exhibiting. The value we hold towards a living being, whether we murder them or we get angry at them, is basically overflowing from the same emotional pain that we are struggling with in our lives.

We can get convinced that we are good people because we show up/attending all the time. We can believe that we give to the collection, we have done our duty, but in fact, living this life, is a 24/7 job. It means that I must from my heart, live a life that embodies what we talk about.

Sometimes I get angry, as we all do, and I have to stop and remind myself, that children are “small” people and the feelings that I have cannot be displayed upon them, in the same tension, as if it were an adult.

But, I need to learn to treat all people with respect and dignity, as if they were just like me. Then I well be able to help myself see the importance of others and how important they are to me.

On My Father’s Business,

dupontdude