God’s Plan For You

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So for all of us out here that think we know everything there is a serious problem. God’s plan for your life is on his timeline and not ours. A simple concept but yet very frustrating. So just about the time you think you know what you want for your life keep one thing in mind. God really doesn’t care what you want it’s what he wants!

The Knock on The Door That You Always Fear

The night was June 14th, 1982 at around 2: a.m. there was a knock on the front door. That can mean only one thing at that time in the morning that something has happened that all policeman’s families fear. My dad had been shot at work by some glue-sniffing, alcohol bomb-throwing thug. The ” shooting ” simply changed everything in ways none of us expected.

Thankfully my father did survive by about the width of a small hair. It sped up my parents divorce, it created a huge gap between my older brother and myself. I knew dad had to go back to work to face his fears while my brother thought he should simply retired. He did return to work for about another 3 years and then retired. His career lasted 27 years. The fear of losing him never stopped.

However, some good things did happen after the ” shooting”. A woman who my dad had dated in High School came by to see him. After my parent’s divorce, they spent the next 30 years together until his death in 2008. I still speak to her to this very day.

My mother on the other had met a wonderful man who became by a step-father. He was a man of honor and dignity until his death in 2018.

So through all the tragic things that can happen in your life something wonderful can happen.

The Golden Years?

When we were young and thought after years of hard work the golden years would welcome you with open arms. Sorry to pop that bubble but won’t turn out like that for most people! So I compiled a shortlist of the things that awaits you!

  1. Your life is centered on when your next doctor’s appointment is scheduled.
  2. Your body simply doesn’t do what it used to be able to do!
  3. That dream home on the beach probably won’t happen.
  4. You could very well become a widow or widower
  5. You realize that about 90 to 95 percent are just passing through your life
  6. When you look back on your life things didn’t turn out the way you thought they would.
  7. Reading obituaries comes with your morning cup of coffee!

I know there are many more and please feel free to add some.

The golden years you can wait on them!

Blogging Through The Years

I had my first blog post in 2006( yes I am that old) and at the time I went by duke1959 which was ok but over time I started a new blog 1959 duke which lasted just about forever. Due to the fact, there was too much pain and suffering in them I closed it down sometime back. Life really wasn’t much fun at that point. Then comes the question as to why now? Circumstances in life have changed things so much of my life. Frankly writing is my passion and if I don’t follow it now when? The old-time clock of life is just chugging along and of course, I don’t have any idea when it will stop!

Conservative Christian Beliefs and Homosexuality

The moment that many mention the conservative Christian movement and the issue of homosexuality there is the outcry of hating homosexuals. Of course, that is a political talking point and not based on any facts or scripture.

I fail to see the ambiguity in this matter? I have family members who are gay and they are still loved although I personally have troubles with how they live their lives. Even with that, it is not my place to judge them.

So, for those who harass and make these false claims, they would say it would be ok to have sexual relations with my male friends. I guess that would fall under this whole nonsense about free expression. The ironic thing is that those who talk about free expression are the first ones to hammer conservative christians for their beliefs.

In my decades around the conservative Christian movement, I have never heard anyone condem homoseuxlity in a way the secular world claims.

I think it’s high time for conservative Christians to stop all the whining about how people are going about things.

It is important to point out that like with any movement there are extremest on both sides of this issue and they should be condemned for their actions.

Men and Women Of Faith In Politics?

Ok, let’s get real about things about most of these politicians who promote their faith and values are being hypocrites. They call each other horrible names that they would never use in their personal lives with friends and families.

The reason they do it is actually is very simple. Satan is having a field day and is using these folks as a weapon in a battle he will lose in the end!

This happens regardless of your political beliefs or convictions. So no one is immune to it happening to them.

Country music star Bill Anderson sang a song many years ago called “Where Have All Our Hero’s Gone” and that song talks about men wearing a white hat. The thing is we don’t have men like that anymore. Men who could care less about how things could bother them politically.

So the hypocrisy continues and it will not change and Satan is laughing right along each and every day!