Why our children kill: theunfetteredpreacher

Many are blaming the availability of guns. Rifles, Pistols, semi automatics…. as being the problem.

Horse feathers…

The problem started in the 60’s, drugs became acceptable in some circles, Abortion, became legal.

Suddenly our little brothers or sisters are killed in the womb, so…. what is my life worth?

It got worse, prayer, and the pledge of allegiance, were no longer modeled daily, in our home rooms, at school.

Parents said, “I do not force my children to go to church. When they grow up, they can choose for themselves.”

When we no longer, teach our youth, about morals, charactor, right and wrong, and we confuse them, by telling them they can be a girl, if born a boy, or vice versa.

Can you not see, where this path leads?

Our movies and video games do not help either. Violence and sex. As a young teen, I saw “The Graduate,” at the drive in.

Fooling around with married women was a perfectly acceptable.

My life was a mess. Booze, Drugs, Sex, Rock and Roll….

If you wish to stop this train wreck of killings, we must turn back to God.

I know, many scoff, there is no God, prayer is pointless. Unbelievers cannot believe, because, God is Spiritually Discerned.

The unbelievers will continue in their downward spiral.

It is up to those of us, who believe.

2 Chronicles 7:14

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

We need to learn to fast and pray. Too many believers, can not, or do not, know how to pray effectual, fervent prayers.

Prayers that receive the attention of God.

Are we willing to sacrifice our time and effort?

The Fire Plug: theunfetteredpreacher

hydrant: : a discharge pipe with a valve and spout at which water may be drawn from a water main (as for fighting fires) —called also fireplug. (Webster)

When we bought our house, I was pleased that there was a fireplug, at the end of our driveway.

Many times over the years, I have come home to find the Fire Department had been by and made sure Water came out with force. (They periodically check them).

(Did you see the Super Bowl commercial, with the Old guy, being tossed around by the Force of the water through the Fire hose?) lol

That is what we want and expect, if the fireplug is needed. It could and does save lives, and homes.

(I remember an unfunny joke, about cellar hole savers). Sad when so many risk all in the pursuit of saving lives, and property.

We find fireplugs, placed strategically in our towns and cities. (They seem to block the best parking places… lol)

The day before I was to go for my Drivers License, (at 16), I had been driving a Corvair, around my Dad’s garage lot.

I had spun around, (fish tailed, such fun), when the back end struck a snow bank.

The throttle stuck, revving fast.

Of course, that was the day Dad, let me drive home, … illegally.

I got to the first corner, from Main to Center street. Popped the clutch, went around the corner, … too far; .. and hit the fireplug.

Thankfully, no damage, (except to my ego).

Dad just said: “Put it in reverse, and get out of here. Go, go, …”

Except,

My best friends Mom was on her porch across the street, saw and reported it all to her son.

Fifty years later, I still have a red face.

Fireplugs, a wonderful invention.

As Christians, we are connected to a fireplug of sorts. He is called the Holy Spirit.

In Him, we find Power to Heal, and Comfort, to Teach, to Guide, Direct and Protect not just us, but those we encounter.

Unfortunately, we are connected, yet fail to understand how (to turn on), to allow the Holy Spirit to flow through us.

Our Speech, our Touch, our Prayers, so much of the time, is dead, at birth.

Our experience, in no way mirrors the lives and times of the first century Christians. Why is this?

We come to Jesus, because we realize, we need something. We need….

We live our lives, blessed by God fulfilling Our Needs. This really is wonderful; yet there is a better way.

Psalms 37, tells us “The Lord gives us the desires of our hearts.”

He gives us the desire to know and serve Him, not the desire for petty, personal, wealth or things.

I have changed my prayer, from Lord, I want to do such and such to serve You.

To: “Lord, may my life fulfil the desires of Your heart, may I Walk in Your Way and achieve Your results.”

Will this help me to rediscover the Power of the Holy Spirit flowing through my life?

Only time will tell. Amen

If ye keep in memory: theunfetteredpreacher

Do memories, ever come to mind? Do you understand how inaccurate they may be?

My daughter was convinced, that, when she was little, I had a pink truck, (it was burgundy), until she saw a picture of herself in the truck bed.

Equally as frustrating, I was sure a boat, (that was beached), was split open at the bow, with a huge bush, growing on or in it.

Until she showed me the picture. Then I knew, and now I remember, Small boat, small split at the bow, small shrub.

This is the picture…. lol. (Really, not what I recall… lol)

Once again, a picture proves even a memory from just a few years ago, Wrong. (How embarrassing is that? lol)

It is a treat, to remember the good things.

It is not always productive. We either remember ourselves as heroes, or victims.

The Saviors, or the Wronged, Mis-used, or Maligned. Are any of them accurate?

A few of my early memories.

– As a real little guy, (3 or 4?), running and falling by the dining room table.

Mom said, I was running with a pencil, stitches in my left eye lid.

– My brothers Magic trick. (About the same age).

Rags our dog had lost a leg, after being hit by a car. He was in the tub, two legs showing… I covered my eyes, suddenly only one leg. Wow… lol

– The Factory fire.

Sitting on the roof of our porch with my sister, watching a factory burn down in the middle of the night.

Did these things happen? I do have the scar on my eye lid, the others, ??? I remember them…. true, false, or dreams?

The point is, our minds are wonderful things.

I remember falling, not the fear, pain, and screaming that must have accompanied it.

I have memories of actions and attitudes from my teens and early 20’s, that cause me great shame, and even more, concerns, of the times I blacked out, and don’t remember.

One memory that is sure and true. The day I asked Jesus to Forgive me and to Save me from myself,

The filthiness of my life, was washed by the blood of the Lamb. The burden of Sin and Shame was lifted.

It is Indescribable, the peace and joy that filled my soul. This is the memory I cling to.

Fortunately, I still know how to repent and seek Forgiveness, when I miss the Mark today. (It still happens).

1 Corinthians 15:1-3 (KJV)

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

This is the Memory we must rely on. I pray you have this memory also. Amen

Do we need shear pins? theunfetteredpreacher

What are Shear Pins? Do we need them?

A Shear Pin: an easily replaceable pin inserted at a critical point in a machine and designed to break when stressed to excess.

As a youngster, (ages 8 to 12?), my Dad bought a speed boat. At least that’s what I thought it was.

It really wasn’t powerful or fast. It pulled one adult or two kids on skies.

It was wonderful.

One of the first things we all learned, was to bring extra, and know how to replace, shear pins. (We needed to learn the water hazards).

When the Shear Pin brakes, you are dead in the water.

It seems the lakes in Massachusetts, grew submerged rocks and trees, just to mess up your day. (I am sure this is no longer true).

After the first few times on a lake, we would figure out what to avoid.

I do not recall how many years we had it, but here are some embarrassing moments.

First outing, the start of our learning curve.

– We changed several pins.

– Dad would take us, (skiers), around the lake and back to the dock at full speed, to dismount. (We soon learned, not to do that).

– Dad, hand cranked the boat back on the trailer. Never again, he drove it on after that.

As I got older, I was allowed to Captain the boat, when we went on camping trips.

I surely loved the freedom, the speed, the excitement… (Could I find my way back?)

I would wonder and fish all day. Never caught much. Just enjoyed being on my own.

Boats, need Shear Pins, too often you cannot see the hidden obstacles. They keep you from ruining your outboards.

How about in everyday life?

My Wife is a great Shear Pin. She has stopped me in my tracks many times.

I do not know about you, but I sometimes come up with hairbrained ideas. If Bette, somehow learns of them, I am dead in the water.

She has kept me from many embarrassing situations.

Is she my only Shear Pin?

No, there is One, who Guides, Directs and Protects. He would do the same for you.

If you ask.

I pray, you have, or you will. Find true joy unspeakable and full of glory. Enjoy the peace that passes understanding.

Why Tunes I Love? theunfetterrdpreacher

Why Tunes I Love?

1. I feel better lately, then I have in a few years.

2. Since I am not rich with money, this is my poor daughters legacy.

That’s all Folks

Tunes I love: Nobody Knows You: bill

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6dxk4noyu2jsoyx/2018-02-06%2015.06.24.mp4?dl=0

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out

“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes.”
― Thelonious Monk

“But, I sure do.”

~bill

lol

Who do you Turn to? theunfetteredpreacher

My favourite source of news and information is radio. As a Christian Conservative, I listen to National Public Radio, news and information.

Also the Main Stream, Media News Outlets, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS…

I also listen to Conservative and Christian, Talk Radio.

To hear the most details of any story, you need to listen to the last two.

The reason Liberal People, think the way they do, can only be accreaded to the source, of their information.

Or more accurately, their lack of information, involved in most News Stories.

The News need not be Fake, to be misleading. Just incomplete.

More importantly, when I want the facts about the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. I have many places to search.

Jewish writings, Catholic, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Weslyn, or Penticostal Doctrine.

Or the Bible.

To know the Truth of the Trinity, my source must be the Bible. All these religions have a piece of Truth.

None have it all.

You should not go to the Penticostals to understand Jewish beliefs. Or Catholics to understand the Gifts of the Spirit.

It is great to hear all sides, but to know the Truth, you must go to the Source of all Truth.

Seek the Lord. Seek Revelation Knowledge. Always find the two or three Scriptures that confirm what is Revealed.

There is always more than one Scripture that leads to Truth.

The Lord gave us Freewill, and Intelligence, Reason and Understanding.

Seek the Word Yourselves and find the Truth. Man may be in error.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV)

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Search the Scriptures. Find the Truth. Amen