Make sure you vote...

by TMAC on 10/30/14

Alright everybody.  I hope you have done some homework and are ready to vote next Tuesday.  Remember, the fate of the republic will ultimately depend on the outcome of this particular election.  The balance of power is at stake.  The ship of state needs a dramatic course change or we will run aground on that jagged reef up ahead and end up clinging to a shipwreck!  Pardon the "nautical" analogy but it came to mind and I went with it.  Seriously though, I fear for this country if we don't get some common, constitutional sense back in the halls of Congress.  Think, pray, then go vote...just my thoughts...peace...terry

Upcoming elections-midterm 2014

by TMAC on 10/26/14

So how important are these elections?  Well if you care about waking up everyday for the next several years with the reasaonable assumption that your individual liberties guaranteed by the constitution will still be in existance then you might want to study up on your candidates and vote for the ones that most closely adhere to the afforementioned document.  Over the past couple of decades and especially over the past six years I have watched as my country has been systematically torn apart at the seams.  The current administration and those who suppoort and fund it have forcibly taken us down a road that brings our republic closer and closer to a socialist tyranny run by a centralized bureacrosy headed by a self-serving dictator.  The corruption in the current federal government has reached all time highs or should I say lows.  I say this with a deep feeling of sadness.  How the people in this country have let this happen is beyond me.  We have been lulled into a false sense of security by the success of our fathers and the normalcy bias.  The truth is the world is full of people and governments that either want what we have or want to destroy what we have.  We have forgotten the lessons of the past and we have lost our vigilance.  So before election day, do some homework and be honest with yourself.  Don't let the current pop culture and propaganda mainstream media poison your thinking.  Look at mutliple sources, use your common sense, pray, and decide who should lead this country out of its current dilemma.  Just my thoughts...peace...terry

New Year, old year...does it matter?

by TMAC on 01/02/14

Am I the only person who doesn't do the resolution thing? Let me make this clear, if a person wants to make resolutions and plans for the "new year" then that's perfectly fine for them. I'm a 'live and let live' kind of guy. It's just for me personally, I have adopted a life resolution rather than a New Year's resolution. My life resolution is simple, do the right things the best I can and avoid doing the wrong things. That's it. In a nut shell. I know, sounds moronically simple but that's me. Moronically simple. That's the way I can understand it. I know that sometimes it's difficult distinguishing what's right and what's wrong. That's when prayer and time come into play. One of my motto's is if it's not on fire, if no one is bleeding, and if no one is in any immediate danger then take plenty of time to think about your next step. As I get older I have realized that keeping things as simple as possible usually ends in better results and less stress. If a situation is complicated, like life sometimes can be, try to break the problem down to small, less complex pieces then deal with the smaller pieces one at a time. I know this problem solving method won't work for everything but the more you can employ it the less stressful your life will be. Just my thoughts...peace ya'll...terry

Woulda, shoulda, coulda...

by TMAC on 12/28/13

As I review the last post I did I can't help but notice it has been a very, very long time since I have been active on this blog. Sorry, life has it's way of changing ones plans.  I had planned to blog at least once a week but as it would have it I simply got too busy with life and other things. I am going to attempt again to post on a more regular basis. So here goes..., so how's that "hope and change" stuff doing for everyone, America? Huh? Look, I'm not going to waste my time bashing the current president, his administration, the Congress, or the Supremes. There's plenty of that going on. And much of that criticism is fairly well deserved I'm afraid. But again that's not my job here.  What I hope to do, speaking of hope, is to add to the hue and cry of Americans that yearn for sanity, common sense, and a return to basic, constitutional fundamentals that has served our country well for over 220 years now. This magnificent document, the Constitution of the United States of America,  has seen us through wars, famine, prosperity, victories, and defeats. Under it we restored a divided nation after losing three quarters of a million of our own citizens to the musket, cannon, and blade. We rid ourselves of the immorality and horror of slavery and rebuilt a nation where indeed ALL men and women are free. People need to study history and heed its lessons. Our fight today is not among democrat, republican, or libertarian. It's not between the north and south. It's not among white, black, or hispanic. It's not between rich and poor. It is a fight of ideologies, plain and simple. History is replete with such struggles. As a people, we need to ignore what the current pop culture, mega-media propaganda machine is telling us and look at events and trends from a historical perspective. Ok, that's about all the time I've got right now but I will go into this in more detail as time goes by...just my thoughts...peace ya'll!...terry

Who do I think I am?

by TMAC on 07/11/12

In the big scheme of things I really have nothing to complain about.  Oh sure, I would like more money and more time to enjoy it.  I would like to have the ability to say the perfect thing at the right time to someone that needs to hear the perfect thing at the right time.  I would like to always be the hero and never be the fool.  I would like to be the perfect husband, dad, friend, and follower of Jesus.  But you know, after a modest amount of living on this earth and lots of grinding thought and self-examination, I have come to the conclusion that I am who God designed me to be.  I am as human as they come with all the flaws, bumps and bruises, physical and mental that comes with the territory.  I know, I know, this is not any hugh revelation or earth shattering discovery.  Most people have figured this out about themselves long before I did.  I've always been a late bloomer.  As smart as I think I am it really takes me a long time to figure things out.  Which indicates that I am probably not as smart as I think I am or now thought I was.  I never thought humble pie could taste so sweet.  Must be all that grace sprinkled on it!  I believe it's hard to accept who we really are.  Or at least it's hard for me to accept who I am.  For much of my life I have accepted the popular, cultural model of what and who I am suppose to be.  What a crock!  I am in the process of shedding all of that old junk and start being closer to the person that I believe God wants me to be.  I am indeed a "Work In Progress!"  (Excuse the shameless plug there!)  Seriously, there is way too much darkness in this world.  If I can shed just a tiny penlight of light into someone else's life then at least part of my earthly mission would have been a success.  I know you've heard this before but "It's all about LOVE people!"  I mean the kind of brotherly and sisterly love that Jesus talks about.  Selfless love.  Kind, compassionate love that's so full of mercy it would bring tears to Pharoah!  I know it's not easy.  Especially with the way the world is today.  But we've got to give it our best.  We've got to allow Christ to truly work through us.  I'm speaking mainly to myself here folks but if this speaks to anyone out there I hope you understand...just my thoughts...peace, y'all with a big heaping help of LOVE...terry

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