Making It Through Whatever Comes


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Written by; Gary Wonning

We can make it through whatever comes next.

It’s all about turning a curse into a blessing. We are all thrown a curve occasionally. We have our  life all planned out, and then something unexpected comes along to  throw a monkey wrench into the works. 

These challenges can often propel us to new heights of understanding. Many times we are headed down the wrong path, the path we have chosen isn’t always the best for us. The obstacle can be a signal we need to change direction. To continue on would be futile and possibly cause us great hardship.

It is at these times we need to sit back and analyze what is going on, and decide the best course of action. Then after we experience the growth we need the doors will open to a new future with more possibilities than we previously could have imagined. 

The darkest moments can lead us to the brightest  place. 

We can’t give up, no matter how dark things seem or impossible we keep going. The best we can do is to just let the universe, or God take over and let him run things. He knows best.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

 

Nature Finds a Way


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Written by :Gary Wonning
As is human nature, we are often in a hurry to accomplish a certain task. In this day of instant gratification, we tend to always want everything right now.
We have become so accustomed to our cell phones, computers and other modern devices giving us instant gratification, that  we have forgotten that most of the really important things in life take time, we don’t get results instantly. 
Most of the things that are really important in our life we need to work at for a time. We can’t rush Mother Nature or God. The things we want or need in life will come to us at the proper time and place. 
By allowing some time for our wishes to come true, it gives the universe time to sort out what is best for us, and it also gives us, the individual, time to think, and contemplate what this would mean. Sometimes the best prayers are the ones that are unanswered.
 

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer
There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

George Washington Insisted on Chaplains in the Military


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Many times in the last few years, so called experts have tried to make the point that not only General Washington, but a the founding fathers were of a secular nature and didn’t believe in God.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Most of the founding fathers not only believed in God, but many were practicing christians as well. Most were also masons, or believed in masonic principles.

General Washington himself, had a strong belief in a higher power and prayed daily or even more often. He expressed this belief many times throughout his life and demonstrated it many times, often retreating at Valley Forge and praying alone in the forest.

Anyone who has studied his actions would be quick to testify of his beliefs.

He admonished his generals whenever he heard them using profanity, and often lectured them to suppress the profanity of the soldiers fighting under them.

It was under his direction that chaplains were first introduced to the military. Before this time , the idea of an army chaplain had never been implemented. The armies of Europe never had a chaplain, and probably never had prayer or any kind of religious service.

Because of his upbringing in the Anglican church, and his strong devotion to God, he began a custom that is still in effect today.

It is because of these beliefs in a Supreme Being that our country became a country, a haven for many. It is because of this, the United States became that “Shining City on the Hill”. Only by maintaining these beliefs and customs will we remain to do  so.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Throughout man’s long history on earth,there has been one group of people who have carried the torch of liberty and freedom throughout the ages , from time immemorial until the present day. In these days their counsel is need more than ever.

How to Sell Golf Balls on EBay


Are you looking for an easy and fast way to make some extra money? Look to one of America’s premier online selling sites to provide just that. Selling golf balls for fun and profit is something anyone can do. If you don’t find a source like the author did, anyone can walk a golf course in the evening after the golfers have gone home and find plenty of golf balls to sell.

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An Ebook describing how you can make money from home.

The author has written several EBooks on a variety subjects.

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Why Do So Many Returning Veterans Have Mental Problems?


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Recently there was a situation in Michigan where an individual boarded an Amtrak train and stabbed four people.

I saw a post this morning where a family member stated that he needed help and he has never been the same since returning from military service.

I think it’s pretty obvious he needs help, but the question is, why?

The rigors of war can be traumatic, and I understand why soldiers returning may need some counseling, but where are the family members? I will never forget the scene in Crocodile Dundee where Sue was talking about seeing a counselor. Mick asked why she was doing that, and she replied,”To talk over her problems.”

Mik responded, “ Why would you do that? That’s what I have a mate for?” Good point.

But the issue goes even deeper. For generations we have had troops returning from war and although many did suffer mental problems and need assistance returning to civilian life because of the horrors they have see, I don’t think it has ever approached the levels we see today.

I believe there are several reasons for that.

First off, a lot of kids today are raised believing they are entitled to everything their heart desires. Early on in life they are programmed into believing they are “special”.While this is good up to a point, they also need a reality check occasionally and need to learn you don’t get a prize just for living.

Participation trophies lead them to think they don’t have to work to be rewarded. They never learn that failure is a part of life, every one fails more than they succeed. A professional baseball player can earn millions by striking out, failing, two times out of three.

Many times well meaning parents send grandparents wish lists for Christmas, and well meaning grandparents, maybe even with a tige of guilt because they can’t be there in person at Christmas, check something off the list and send it to them. Little Johnny gets everything he wants, with no emotional attachment to the person who gave it whatsoever.

Unsuspectingly, we have all contributed to the entitlement philosophy.

Most young people have been taught no coping skills, every time an issue presents itself, some well meaning adult steps in and takes care of it for them, thereby cancelling any good learning experience the child may have learned.

Wouldn’t it be better to let the youngster try to figure it out on his own, and only helping if he gets in a real jam, by giving advice, instead of money or doing it for them.

By bailing out our kids every time they get in a jam, we are depriving them of real learning experiences which would help them when life throws a curve at them. My dad and mom always told me, “You were smart enough to get into this mess, I’m sure you’re smart enough to get out of it.”

Man! I hated it when they told me that, but you know what? They were right.  I didn’t realize it at the time, but they were  there , supporting me every minute of the day. But they were in the background helping in ways I never realized. Just their confidence in my ability to solve the problem was all I really needed.

Also, many kids and adults alike no longer have a belief in a Supreme Being. Because of this they put their trust in government or drugs and alcohol.When both fail them, they don’t have anywhere to turn and the end result can only be disaster.

In the end the reason so many returning veterans have issues in life are no different than many of the challenges the average citizen faces.

Another issue facing the vet, he or she often wonders what they are really fighting for. In the wars previous to Korea, we fought the war and defeated the enemy. We came home victorious and fought to win.

In today’s world , the troops go into combat with one arm tied behind their back and a lawyer on each side.

We no longer fight to win wars, we, as a country take an excuse me attitude. Going to war is a serious undertaking, many lives are going to be lost. But once that decision is made we go in to win.  All is fair in love and war. There are winners and losers , we need to be a winner.

The current policy leaves troops confused, why are they giving up their lives for something when the government, the press and others aren’t   supporting them wholeheartedly?

We will always and rightfully so have dissent. That is a good thing in a free society, but it has become the custom in recent years to support and uphold the ones in society who would destroy and tear down the defenders of liberty, while throwing the defenders under the bus, and we wonder why the veterans  have issues.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

 

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

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America: The New Jerusalem


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Written by: Gary Wonning

I was quietly driving my last two clients to Tampa airport, anxious to get home to a warm dinner, when a call came in.

There was a family at the airport who had forgotten to make a reservation and needed a ride to Sarasota, would I pick them up? 

Of course, can’t say no to a request like that. 

I wasn’t planning on picking anyone up at the airport , so my car had no airport permits. Thus my plan of action was to quietly drive in under the radar, attract no attention, and quickly load up my passengers, their luggage and quickly exit the airport before the Homeland Security people saw me. Should work, no problem.

The plan was going exceedingly well, although the airport was extremely crowded, I spotted my family on the curb anxiously awaiting my arrival.  As I stopped near them , I opened the doors and they helped me put the luggage in the trunk and they began to get in the car.

One major problem, the trunk won’t latch!

As we begin to try to get the trunk to latch ,people are noticing our dilemma, a hundred people standing around and I’m sure the airport police are seeing every bit of this and are ready to pounce on me for being unlicensed.

Suddenly a tall man standing next to the car  asks if we want him to duct tape the trunk shut, like that is going to work.

Having nothing to lose, we said for him to give it a try. 

The stranger  had quite an accent, as he began to tape, my client, being an academic asked where he was from. 

His reply,”Denmark.” 

Now how many people fly from Copenhagen to Tampa with a roll of duct tape in their pocket? Isn’t there something in the NSA rules about that?

Miraculously the tape works!

My client asks him what we owe him, and he says ,”Nothing.” 

My client then says, “Thank You.”

The Danish man then states, “No problem, you yanks saved our butt twice by bailing us out of two world wars, Thank You! It’s the least I can do.”

WOW! Didn’t see that one coming. Quite humbling.

I have received this message several times over the past few years, the most memorable three : once in the outback of Australia over twenty years ago, on an Italian cruise ship two months ago, and then last Saturday night. There is a message here, there are no coincidences. Coincidences are only God trying to tell us something.

Like it or night , we are the world’s police force, it is our responsibility to try to bring peace and democracy to this crazy world. It’s part of who we are. It’s in our DNA. No one else can do it. Not to interfere, but guide and show the way. 

We are that New Jerusalem,  that shining city on the hill, untouched by human hands, eternal in the heavens. 

By the way, the duct tape held all the way home.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

Available in both Hardcopy and Ebook format.