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.

Better Living Through Essential Oils.


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Your home is your sanctuary—a place where life unfolds with family, friends, and memories. Here, you strive to live better, promote wellness, and create an environment for living with great purpose.

Having the best for you and your family is about being surrounded by all things healthy, natural, and non-toxic. Young Living is your partner in this pursuit. From the cleaning products you use to the toothpaste in your bathroom cabinet, your home is the place where total wellness begins.

For more information on how your can improve your health and well being through essential oils!

Please email me for more information.

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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.

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Our Changing World; How to Survive


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Like everyone else, I’ve been having a lot of doubts about the future of not only our country but the whole world as well.

Without question, the world situation has never been worse in recent history than it is today. One could argue that during the Cuban Missile Crisis  and even during World War 2 , we endured some pretty dramatic times.

The difference this time is that our destruction is coming from within. Not only do we have an outside enemy bent on destroying us. We also have people within our own country and government determined to destroy our way of life.

We are getting a double whammy and to top it off many people are oblivious to what is going on. Many people are still supporting those who would destroy us. They are still following ideologies from the past that no longer apply.

Many are so consumed in their daily lives, they don’t have a clue as about what is  transpiring around them.

We as a nation have fallen so far from our founding ideals, many can no longer recognize the country we are living in. Like the Israelite of old, America no longer follows the time worn teachings and values that made us great.

Thinking back I can remember a time in the 1950s , when I realized  that this period of time would be like this. Thirty years ago , someone told me about today’s world.

Even though I realized it, and was later told, it never  sank in until September 11,2001. I never realized there was evil in the world until that day. I knew there were people who did cruel things, but never  thought too much about evil.

Since then I have seen and experienced evil many times. It is a fact of life.

There are people  who have no conscience or sense of reasoning. Maybe it’s because of their environment, how someone raised them, or maybe they just came in with evil intentions. They are here and they don’t have our best intentions in mind.

Many of these thoughts have been running through my mind, almost daily. At times, it is hard to think of anything else.

The many posts on Facebook and other social sites have  led me to believe many others are having the same thoughts. Many are becoming  frustrated as they  watch their country and way of life trickle down the drain.

We are entering a new era, with many new ideas and thoughts coming into existence. This is a part of our evolution and there is nothing we can do to stop it. Many ideas and customs need to fall by the wayside, but we need to be careful what we discard.

We cannot throw the baby out with the bath water. We must maintain the basic building blocks of society.

The universal truths and values on which society depends, and which society will surely  crumble and fall if disregarded.

There is a battle going on between good and evil like has not been seen on planet earth in eons.  People have become so polarized, that it seems as if there isn’t anyway they will ever come together and live in unity again.

I’m not sure that will happen for a long time. The only thing we can do is take care of ourselves and those who believe as we  do .  We can’t save everyone, they need to save themselves. It is up to them to which star they hitch their wagon to.

All is not lost, we, if not all us will survive, we just need to get back on the right track, the path spirit intended for us. Although there are many valid paths and in fact all paths are valid for our spiritual growth, but, there is only one true path .

The rest are paths that lead us back to the true course we need to follow. The path that will lead America back to it’s destiny, being the “New Jerusalem” ,that Shining City on the Hill.

As I pondered all this, a dream came to me. I was riding in the front seat of a car driven by my dad, who has passed on. My brother and daughter was in the back seat. We passed by a large dairy farm. There were several hundred cows in the feedlot, their stomachs were full as were their udders. Next we drove past a corn field, the corn was tall with three or four ears on each stalk. The roots were deeply embedded into the soil.

It was revealed to me this symbolized we are living in a land of plenty, and will continue to do so.

Next I looked off the the west ,there was a large red,white, and blue house sitting on a hill glowing profusely and brightly. This symbolized western civilization and America, that shining city on a hill, surviving it all and being the better for it.

We will survive, if we stay on the path, and be the better for it.

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,
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.

Giving and Receiving


 

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Our abilities to give and receive are at the core of our capacity to create and experience true prosperity.

We each receive certain gifts when we come into this life.  These gifts take the form of our special talents, interests, and attributes, as well as our universal human characteristics, such as our ability to love and care for one another.

When we do our best to live our truth and express ourselves as authentically as possible, sharing ourselves as we are genuinely moved to, we naturally give our gifts to others and to the world.

In return, we may receive acknowledgement, appreciation, validation, nurturing, love, and in certain circumstances, money or other material rewards.  Receiving in these ways allows us to replenish the life force we have “spent,” which in turn enables us to continue giving.

So receiving and giving are opposite energies that are inextricably linked together in the natural flow of life, like inhaling and exhaling.  If one aspect of that cycle doesn’t function, the entire cycle ceases to function and the life force cannot move freely.  If you can’t inhale, you will soon have nothing to exhale, and before long, your body will be unable to continue living.

This might seem fairly simple and obvious, yet we have enormous confusion in this area.  Many of us have difficulty with giving, receiving, or both.

In my observation, the more common problem is the inability to truly receive.  There are a number of reasons why receiving is difficult for so many of us.  Certainly, one factor is cultural conditioning.  Giving is generally viewed as honorable and praiseworthy.  Receiving, or taking, seems perilously close to selfishness, which has a lot of negative connotations for most of us.

 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,
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.

 

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