Want Some Courage?

I press on toward the goal for the prize
of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus—Philippians 3:14

In some respects, we know the men we’d like to become. For one, we’d like to be courageous for God, not simply surviving these lives, but living boldly in them. Well, we absolutely can (Romans 8:31-39). The thing is . . . it’s hard. We’re easily distracted—by our drives for achievement and advancement and accumulation. And we’re easily made afraid—that we’ll be embarrassed if we act boldly for God; that were not qualified to stand with him; or just that we’ve never done it before and don’t know how to start. Yes, it’s difficult becoming courageous and, actually, it’s meant to be.

God didn’t create two types of men—some cowardly and some courageous. No, he leaves the cowardice/courage decisions to us. That said, we cannot simply choose for courage and instantly become courageous any more than we can instantly become . . . say . . . orators or outdoorsmen. If we want to become either of those, we must practice. We must start small and fail and succeed; we must work and learn. So it is with courage. We become courageous men by practicing courage, by accumulating experiences, small at first, of actually being courageous.

So, there are two types of men, but it’s those willing to practice and those not, resigned instead to lives of safety. The good news, brother, is that becoming the former doesn’t require an inordinate amount of time or a major lifestyle change. It just takes a bit of resolve.

Okay, so what do we do?

Practice. Do something. Don’t overreach (and set yourself up for failure); but don’t reach too short either (and render your efforts pointless). Choose in the middle—something intimidating, but not overly. Here are some suggestions: face a phobia; spend time with someone the rest of the world avoids; serve in a way you’ve never served before.

Celebrities forgiven real men scorned

It is great when any type of person bares their heart to their loved one that is in the foxhole of life with them and asks for forgiveness for a transgression. What is unrealistic is that a celebrity partner can publicly come out and admit something to their spouse or significant other and the public forgives them. Social media condemns and forgives quicker than real life. It is the world and just how it goes. How does the person who has been lied to, cheated on, etc… handle it? The social media public is everywhere. Everyone has at least one follower to something that they have posted on some website, or social media application.

Just because the followers say the person should be forgiven doesn’t mean that it actually happens any differently for the other person than a regular everyday person living life. The public couple will conduct life just as everyone else, it will just be public for all to see. There will be side-eye, there will be follow-ups, there will be constantly apologies. All this will still take place in their home just like yours until the trust is restored or the relationship or marriage is trashed. So just like you can log on to a website and add your comment to a celebrity’s business or public figures life. It would be nice for you to remember the next time when your relationship comes into play, in a manner similar that which you forgave the TV personality online earlier but can’t forgive your real flesh and blood lover. The world is not in your life you have to live it everyday. People are people the difference is the amount of money that they have. Piece of mind is a lot more important though, if you can’t trust the person who is lying next to you at night and you can’t get back to that level where what they did earlier to make you see them as special is hard to do now because of the mistake or mistakes. It makes the choices to move forward harder and now everything has to be stripped down like taking a car to the metal and re painting it. Sure it may be the same color but now you know each piece that was put on that body to make it look that way. If the apology is real and heartfelt why not listen, it may save your heart and life a lot of pain. Sure it will be hard but so is life.

Till next post, this has been Post.

Enjoy Your wife and Life

Enjoy your wife and life and not the noise of life.

Explanation:
Married guys when we are married there is a setting that is a constant. These are things that we chose too. We chose to ask her to marry us, when any conversation happens you are a part of it. I say that to say this; enjoy your wife, really you chose her for a reason. Life is going to happen you can definitely believe that. It will be a lot harder though without her. You have shared everything with her, some tough life things and she has been there for you. You have been there for her as well. The noise of life which can be any number of things will happen if we allow it. That could mean not having conversations that concern both of you. It could also be pursuing other people outside of the marriage. Marriage is not a party it is a decision and can be very great if respected properly.

 

Nothing to see here folks, just America being America

The election has come and gone. Whether we got who we wanted or not we have a new President of the United States.

There will always be second guessing and people saying and acting out of character what we have to remember is that the President is NOT; GOD. He is a very flawed man of the world trying to manage a country of flawed people. We as Christians have to place our faith in the correct place if it wasn’t there already. This election is probably no different that when Ronald Reagan was elected. Remember he was an entertainer too. There was lot of fallout after his presidency as well and we all survived that.     2 Corinthians 4: 17-18For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long.  Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever.  So we don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen.  For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” (NLT) – New Living Translation.

This piece of Bible has been used and translated down it a smaller version of itself which simply states “This too shall pass”. Everyone may be caught off guard by the results of last night GOD wasn’t though. He knew exactly what was going to happen and what will happen in your life now as well as in the future. Put your trust in him and all things will become possible.

Women I thought the world was ready for a woman to run the country, other countries have done this and succeeded with a very balanced outlook for their countries going forward. In our country our male ego’s will not allow the possibility that a woman could possibly do a better job. Was this woman flawed of course she comes from flawed humanity as the others have. She did however have the experience needed to be able to handle some of the higher level conversations that Mr. Trump will now be thrust into. She had the polish we needed to maintain the status quo. I think that is what a lot of us were thinking would help.

Maybe this change will be an eye opener. I really don’t think so because as I stated in my opener we have been here before and we didn’t learn from that experience either. So what will make this entertainer different? Nothing at all. He as Ronald Reagan was is a figure head that is fed his lines by the financial institutions and big businesses to keep them in power. The presidency is a job that is held by a person that should have everyone’s best interest at their heart. That has proven to be wrong time and time again. When we allow the wealthy to place a person in front of them for their interests alone we get what we received last night. How much is enough, the insurance companies, finance institutions, medical companies, pharmaceutical companies all of these establishments are for themselves not us.

We have to wait another 4 years before we can hope to put someone different in that office if we will be allowed to. So go to work earn your money, pay your bills, and respect your fellow man. Above all else put your faith where it should be in GOD not man.

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Article 1 – Grown-Up Relationship Conversation

Feeling overwhelmed with the loss of my job.

You and I have been very distant to each other and if I don’t come and touch you physically I don’t think there would ever be any physical ties between us. It is hard to pull the energy together to keep approaching and keep approaching. Yes we are going through things yes your body has changed, yes life is always moving us about but we said to one another with family and everyone watching that we had each others back. I got your back but I have been feeling left out in the cold for a long while. I think you need to step up more and show me you are still here.

I am here as I am always going to be; just seems like I am always holding a manikins hand or giving a manikin a hug there is not ever anything there for me.

I have waited and waited and waited how much longer do I need to wait? I love you so much and want so much for us and really working hard to see everything through. Family time is great, kids events great but when its just you and I; I always feel tension. You say lets just do it but when you have no enthusiasm about us, you just roll over to your back how am I suppose to see that?

Your loving husband,

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Article 26 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I am feeling sexually ok.

I know that you don’t want sex anymore. I am working through it and starting to become successful at it. I can’t allow a sexually shallow wife to limit what I am doing. You are fine I can’t and won’t approach you anymore for sex. If you want something from it will need to come from you. I am ok with abstaining for now.

You are a remarkable woman and I don’t know where you lost your groove but when ready I am here for you. I am going through enough without having to worry about that too.

I love you way more, still looking for that sparkle in your eye

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Arthur

 

Article 3 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

I am happy to uplift you baby for today. We had a great time today at the beach and hot pool. It is just having fun as a family that I want to uplift you for today babe, even though we are 1 short.

Love you babe,
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Article 2 – Praise and Uplift for my Beautiful Wife

karrie3k_done-296x372I would like to praise and uplift you today for your ability to fight through. You had a race last weekend and your support system had to be somewhere else and you fought through it. Having a great race and looking good in your tarp/poncho as you did it.

 

Love you babe,
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