More People Live In Fear Than Live In Faith

 

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A Journey For A Greater Understanding of Life.

Here in Florida, we once again survived another hurricane season with a couple of near misses in Florida, especially Irma.

There was a reason for concern, Governor Scott declared the whole state a disaster area before the hurricane was even close to making landfall.

In part, because of the overreaction of the Weather Channel, and CNN, people immediately went on a buying frenzy, buying enough supplies of food and other survival goods to last for months.

While there is nothing wrong with being prepared and cautious, many lost all resemblances of faith, completely freaking out at the possibility of losing everything and even their lives.

This is somewhat natural, as we all want to preserve life and live long and healthy.

But there are limits as to how we should let fear run our lives and many have lost all faith in a Supreme Being and forget there is always a hand watching over us, to protect and guide us through all adversity.

When we remember there is a Divine Intelligence and it guides us if we only listen, and we remember that in all actuality, we never die, the soul lives on, it can relieve the fear and enable us to weather the storm , so to speak, and go on with our lives and take what comes in stride.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

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Growing Up In Indiana: Entertainment on a Saturday Night

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Life was a lot slower and simpler in the fifties and sixties.

Times were simple, it was an uncomplicated life back then.

Growing up in the 50s, we were the fortunate ones. Little did we know what lie ahead of those innocent times.Life was hard but good. Money wasn’t an issue, nobody had any.

Our entertainment was simple, we either went to see friends and ate popcorn, or we went shopping in a grocery store with two aisles and stopped at grandmas on the way home. Or we stayed home.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

 

We Have Created Our Reality

 

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

Many dispute the fact that we humans create the reality we live in, most just shrug their shoulders and attribute everything that they experience as fate and search no further for answers.

Look around you, look at the current condition of the world, all the violence, the corruption, warfare, discontent, where did that come from? Did it just happen?

The world has always been a pretty cruel place, but it is an awfully beautiful planet as well. There have always been negative events in the world, but in this day and age, things are different. 

People condone bad behavior, it is accepted and no one judges or has an opinion.  This has lead to a general downfall of morals and values, and we have abandoned God.

What have we, as a country been thinking the last sixty years?

We wonder where God is, and how could he let these things happen to a righteous people?

Many look to an outside force for the cure to our ills, but the simple fact is, as a nation, we have become unrighteous., we no longer believe or try to uphold the values that this country was founded on and made us great.

Many discount any reference to people being able to create their reality, they believe it is all up to God.

Things go wrong and they ask,”Where is God?”

God was taken from the equation.

What has our thinking been the last several decades, where have our thoughts been?

Most have forgotten about what is important in life, worrying more about if they can afford the latest smartphone than they are about doing the right thing, or raising their kids in a good environment, teaching them good values and trying to lead them down the correct path in life.

As a nation, our values and ethics have gone down the toilet. If you casually mention how people thought or believed sixty years ago, you are looked at and scorned as if you came from a different planet.

A football player is ridiculed for praying on the field of battle while others are praised for disrespecting the American flag.

The democratic party booed God at their national convention in 2012, and we have kicked him out of the public arena.

Mass shootings are common in this era, all sorts of unnatural behavior is condoned and encouraged, and we wonder what happened.

We created our own reality.

A man reaps what he sows.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

 

Our Second Amendment Rights


People often ask, especially people from other countries, why are Americans so obsessed with guns, why are we so insistent on preserving our right to protect ourselves and encourage everyone to have a gun in spite of all the gun violence in the world today?

What they fail to realize is that gun rights have played a part in our nation since the very beginning.

The first shots fired at Bunker Hill, which began our American Revolution was a direct result of the British attempt to seize the guns of the American colonists.

After the revolt over unfair taxation, the first step of the Crown in an attempt to take control over the colonies was an attempt to capture an arsenal and seize our guns, thus eliminating our ability to defend ourselves.

This act implanted in our minds the need to have the ability to defend ourselves from the aggressive acts of government by maintaining a right to bear arms. This measure not only defends Americans from an oppressive government, but it also protects people around the world from oppressive governments as well.

If we didn’t have our second amendment rights, sooner or later we would fall to a different form of government and we would lose our ability to help other countries in need.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

 

Masonry Has Been In Existence Since the Beginning of Manking

 

Masonry or something like it has been in existence since the dawn of time.

Long before recorded history, even before the times of Sumeria and before men and women roamed the earth and beyond searching for truth, a form of masonry lead many to lead a more productive, happy, and honorable life.

Masonry today makes good men better by teaching morality, brotherly love, and truth, giving examples of leading a more righteous life by following God’s laws or the laws of Nature and Nature’s God, or as some would say seeking truth in the divine.

This truth can take many forms and many times it takes humans a lifetime of searching to conclude that all things evolve back to God, their Creator.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

Aboriginal Culture: Raising the Young

 

In the past only healthy babies were kept, they were suckled for seven years and if the mother couldn’t keep up with work and the child, the baby was killed. Most tribes contained 20- 30 people, with 4-5 in each family. Some lived to be 100 years old and some had more than one wife. If a husband passed away, many times the wife and family would be supported by another male.

It took about six acres of land to support one person, they survived by eating whatever was available, including termites, ants, and grub worms.

We even had the chance to eat a grub worm, it was prepared in the usual fashion, roasted in an open pit fire, it wasn’t too bad, tasted like chicken.

If the tribe became too large and there wasn’t enough food, the weaker ones were either killed or left to die.

In the dry years, women would not ovulate. They would have zero population growth. Sometimes the droughts would last 10 years, and there would be no children born during that time. The lack of food and environmental stress ruined the sex drive.

When a woman first felt the kick of her child, the first animal they saw was believed to be its totem or spirit animal, that is the closest source of energy. It could be a snake, kangaroo or anything.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome

The Roots of Masonry Run Deep

Until just recently, many members of government from the national level down to the local and state levels belonged to the Masonic order; it was almost an unspoken requirement.

Many in law enforcement also belonged, as well as members of the military. That is no longer the case. Look how we have declined since society no longer holds moral values in high esteem.

The Boston Tea Party was reportedly performed during a Masonic Lodge meeting in Boston while the lodge was called from labor to refreshment. It is noted in the lodge minutes that the lodge was called from labor to refreshment and back again to labor, but no mention was made of any extracurricular activities.

Many times in our history, during our most trying times and conflicts, the cement of brotherly love and affection has surpassed the terrors of war and united men on the battlefield, many times saving lives and preventing injuries.

Through the changing times, masonry has stood fast, even though the name may have changed through time, the principles are the same, carried on through time immemorial.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as 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 as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

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

Your comments are welcome