Theme Songs For Bible Characters

 

Noah: “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”
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Adam and Eve: “Strangers in Paradise”
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Lazarus: “The Second Time Around”
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Esther: “I Feel Pretty”
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Job: “I’ve Got a Right to Sing the Blues”
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Moses: “The Wanderer”
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Jezebel: “The Lady is a Tramp”
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Samson: “Hair”
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Salome: “I Could Have Danced All Night”
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Daniel: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”
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Joshua: “Good Vibrations”
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Peter: “I’m Sorry”
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Esau: “Born To Be Wild”
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Jeremiah: “Take This Job and Shove It”
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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego: “Great Balls of Fire!”
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The Three Kings: “When You Wish Upon a Star”
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Jonah: “Got a Whale of a Tale”
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Elijah: “Up, Up, and Away”
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Methuselah: “Stayin’ Alive”
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Nebuchadnezzar: “Crazy”

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

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We Choose Our Reality

 

Written by Gary Wonning

Each one of us experiences reality in a slightly different ways depending on our life experiences, our environment and even our personal likes and dislikes play into our perception. 

The differences may be tiny, such as what kind of foods we like and how we perceive their taste, to much larger issues such as our political and religious views. 

Our perception is no different than if we both sit side by side at a ball game, based on which team we are rooting for, our perception of a referees call can be entirely different. One of us may be cheering, while the other is booing. So it is in daily life, our reality is based on many factors.

We attract into our lives the reality we want or need to experience, sometimes on a conscious level and often times it is done unconsciously by our subconscious mind creating events or persons to enable us to learn various life changing events. 

Several years ago, my ex-wife and I were living just a few miles apart in a rural area. Despite the fact we were living so close and I would drive within just a couple of miles from her home to work every day, and we shopped at the same stores and went to many of the same social functions, we never saw each other. 

We had subconsciously timed our lives to never meet, there was no need, the lessons had been learned. 

And obviously, she may have a different perspective on this. 

Many times we will go many years in our life without meeting someone who lives just around the block from us. Until a certain point in our life, we had no need to meet them, we were both off in our own life living and meeting people on a daily basis who were important to us at that particular time in our life. 

Sudden an event takes place that places us in the same time and physical plane.

Many times we are amazed that we have lived so closely and never met. 

This can have various effects on our life, it may just be a moment in time for us to contemplate how we could live so closely and have never met, or it could lead to a lifetime friendship, depending on what spirit has in mind for us. 

We chose our life and the events in it, either consciously or subconsciously, when the events occur subconsciously, it is our Super Consciousness, or Christ Consciousness creating the atmosphere to make it all happen. 

It is still our decision, it is just our Christ Consciousness lining up all the players in our little scenario. 

Our Christ Consciousness is our connection to Divine Being, or God, and because of it our reality is created. 

We may live in nearly the same reality, but our perception of it is entirely different from anyone else’s. No two souls ever see things entirely in the same light. 

It’s enough to drive you bonkers.

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Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

 

 

 

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Caring For the Less Fortunate

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written Gary Wonning

There is always a debate concerning the homeless and less fortunate.

Does it really do any good to feed someone who will inevitably go back to being homeless the very next day we leave them on their own. 

There is the argument that we have been sending trillions of dollars to places like Africa and the people there are still hungry and poor, what good are we doing? And are we spending our money needlessly?

This is a valid argument, and one can argue that there must be a better way and it is a total waste of money to continue doing what we are doing, however, you can’t just let people starve to death if you are able to help them.

There is some validity to this argument, the definition of stupidity is to continue doing what we are doing and expecting different results.

When one keeps doing the same thing over and over, the results are always going to be the same, that is a law of nature.

Many things enter this  dilemma, there is also the karmic factor, people come here to planet earth to solve various personal and/ or karmic issues.

Some people come here to experience hunger and deprivation, some come here to help others through those situations. Both roles are valid and we as individuals choose the kind of life we want or need. 

We just need to realize why we are here and if what we are doing is to the benefit of all those participating in the earth experience.

If we are helping those, that is a good thing if our intentions are pure and we aren’t doing it to create a victim or make someone dependent on us for their existence.

We need to realize why they may be hungry or homeless, there is always a reason for everything and nothing happens by chance, we all have free will and by having free will, we chose everything our soul experiences, regardless of if it is determined to be a positive or negative experience, all experiences are for the highest good.

Being a positive or negative experience is just how we judge based on our perception.

Some may not chose to participate in this particular human endeavor, and that is OK too, those souls have just chosen something else in their life, and it doesn’t make them a bad person for not participating in social justice, they may just look at it from a different perspective and are probably just as concerned about their fellow man as the active social justice warrior.

Many do feel it is a matter of personal choice and each person is free to experience life as they choose, and it really is for the individual to determine how to best deal with their current life situation and to interfere would be to interfere with their karma or life challenges. 

Isn’t that what life is all about, isn’t that the American way, to let each individual soul determine his or her lot in life and take from it the lessons they came to earth to learn in their particular way, belief and in the time they choose?

We all have free will and by having free will we chose everything that occurs in our life, either consciously or subconsciously.  I suppose by having free will we can chose to not have free will, but in my humble opinion, free will is something you can’t decide when to have it and when not to have it, if you choose a hot fudge sundae over a banana split, you are choosing free will, if one has free will in that instance, then it just stands to reason free will would play a part in every life decision we make. 

You can’t have free will one moment and not have it the next. But by choosing to not have free will, it is you free will that determines not to have free will. 

I like the words of Patrick Henry, “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend with my life you right to say it.”

I think it’s time we engaged in a little critical thinking and not always follow along with the narrative created by the press and conventional wisdom.

photo of a distinguished older gentleman

Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

New Masonic Thoughts

photo of shriner walking up masonic stairs

The Masonic Influence on World History

I found this some where, it would be hard to improve on the message. 

As masons, we have an identity problem. We’ve all heard the mantras, “Freemasonry is a peculiar system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols.” or “We make good men better.”, but that doesn’t quite explain to the average man what we really are about. Reliance on a catchphrases to bring in potential members doesn’t convey what we as an organization are trying to accomplish. In fact, I think it is a banal attempt at marketing ourselves. If you want people to know you exist as an organization, the organization needs to be actively marketing itself and it has to agree on a definition of what it wants to represent. We can’t expect bumper stickers that say: “2B1Ask1” to send potential members to our doors. We can’t continue to take a passive approach and expect our membership numbers to reverse, we need to actively market ourselves and what we represent.

Furthermore, as part of this advertising, we need to stress how important the below values are for men today. As the MSANA report says when discussing the benefits of Freemasonry in the 21st century world: “Masonry offers an opportunity for a principled way of life rooted in the following Masonic values: 

  • Integrity
  • Diversity 
  • Inquiry 
  • Community 
  • Vitality


Masons are men who build community through brotherhood that is based on a principled lifestyle. A Mason’s life is deeply rooted in a system of values. Masonry cannot be kept inside the individual; it is a philosophy of fraternity that must be shared in action through numerous experiences, which are lodge-based, personal, and professional.“

I would substitute personal development in place of inquiry. I don’t see the act of asking for information as being one of our values. Instead, I see personal development more in line with our values. Personal Development covers the activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance the quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. I personally have observed in my children a lack of certain life skills, for example, although I’ve shown him numerous times, I doubt highly that my 18 year old son could change a tire. As another example, my 16 year old son can’t cook a simple meal for himself. Sure he can microwave a meal, boil an egg, and do other simple kitchen tasks, but if I asked him to cook me a hamburger or pancake for instance, there’s a good chance that he couldn’t do it. Freemasonry can be marketed in such a way to younger generations to show them that Masonry can help teach them these life skills, either from the experience of being with older men who know these things, or by outright setting up workshops to teach them.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

photo of the two pillars

Shriner carrying a child up the steps of masonry

Word IMperfect

 

This is an allegedly true story from the WordPerfect help line. Needless to say the help desk employee was fired; however, he/she is currently suing the WordPerfect organization for “Termination without Cause”.

Actual dialogue of a former Wordperfect Customer Support employee:

“Ridge Hall computer assistant; may I help you?”
“Yes, I need help … I’m having trouble with my computer.”
“What sort of trouble?”
“Well, I was just typing along, and all of a sudden the words went away.”
“Went away?”
“They disappeared.”
“Hmm. So what does your screen look like now?”
“Nothing.”
“Nothing?”
“It’s blank; it won’t accept anything when I type.”
“Are you still in WordPerfect, or did you get out?”
“How do I tell?”
“Can you see the C: prompt on the screen?”
“What’s a sea-prompt?”
“Never mind. Can you move the cursor around on the screen?”
“There isn’t any cursor: I told you, it won’t accept anything I type.”
“Does your monitor have a power indicator?”
“What’s a monitor?”
“It’s the thing with the screen on it that looks like a TV. Does it have a
little light that tells you when it’s on?”
“I don’t know.”
“Well, then look on the back of the monitor and find where the power cord goes into it. Can you see that?”
“Yes, I think so.”
“Great. Follow the cord to the plug, and tell me if it’s plugged into the wall.”
“…….Yes, it is.”
“When you were behind the monitor, did you notice that there were two cables plugged into the back of it, not just one?”
“No.”
“Well, there are. I need you to look back there again and find the other cable.”
“……. Okay, here it is.”
“Follow it for me, and tell me if it’s plugged securely into the back of your computer.”
“I can’t reach.”
“Uh huh. Well, can you see if it is?”
“No.”
“Even if you maybe put your knee on something and lean way over?”
“Oh, it’s not because I don’t have the right angle – it’s because it’s dark.”
“Dark?”
“Yes -the office light is off, and the only light I have is coming in from the window.”
“Well, turn on the office light then.”
“I can’t.”
“No? Why not?”
“Because there’s a power outage.”
“A power… A power outage? Aha, Okay, we’ve got it licked now. Do you still have the boxes and manuals and packing stuff your computer came in?”
“Well, yes, I keep them in the closet.”
“Good. Go get them, and unplug your system and pack it up just like it was when you got it. Then take it back to the store you bought it from.”
“Really? Is it that bad?”
“Yes, I’m afraid it is.”
“Well, all right then, I suppose. What do I tell them?”
“Tell them you’re too stupid to own a computer.”

Some really good jokes!

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

http://www.travelnsnap.com

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

Grand Turk

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Tuzigoot: American Indian Site

 

photo of tuzigoot

Tuzigoot, Native American Indian village near Cottonwood AZ.

Barely seen or noticed from the highway, The ancient pueblo lies at the top of an ancient desert hilltop. Within it’s confines, lies the remains of an ancient civilization, the Sinagua Indians.

Tuzigoot is the remnants of one of the largest pueblos built by the Sinagua. Tuzigoot, an Apache word meaning “crooked water,” was built between 1100 and 1450 AD and consisted of two stories and 110 rooms.

The Sinagua, were an ancient tribe of farmers and artists who had trade connections that spanned for hundreds of miles, they lived in the Verde Valley  neat present day Cottonwood and Sedona Arizona.

They farmed the land and fished the Verde River for many generations and didn’t know modern farming techniques. Without proper soil fertilization the soil became depleted and the fish were gone, after a time they moved on, leaving no visible trade of where they went.


Photography Prints
Many believe they went to the Four Corners Area, the area where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah join. 

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, while studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America and the aborigines of

Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has observed that many of the forgotten cultures had spiritual beliefs that were stronger than ours in modern times.

In technology, we have made advances far superior to those that came before us, but, we have lagged behind in gaining or maintaining our spiritual knowledge.

For us to advance as the human race, we need to combine the spiritual knowledge of those that came before us, not only that of the ancients but the knowledge of our direct ancestors as well, with the technical knowledge we have today for us to propel into the twenty-first century and beyond.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.