Saturday, January 23, 2021

Pushing The Envelope


Oh! To speak or not to speak? That is the question. It is much easier to be silent, of course. Certainly it appears more gracious (and Christian) to take it on the chin and then turn the other cheek, which, then, is inherently disingenuous, if not dangerous. The primary language of the world would be German now if some had not taken up arms against the great evil rise of Hitler. 

So, let's get real here - those who are now pushing UNITY and COMING TOGETHER in LIKEMINDEDNESS are ravenous wolves in sheepskins. Self-righteous snakes who would bury their fangs in you in a heartbeat. Somehow I'm not seeing the wisdom in trusting those. 

In the last four years, watching, in real time, as the cabal, deep state, both Dims and RINOs have vilified and opposed everything Trump tried to do to pull this country back from the abyss of socialism/communism/globalism, was like knowing a good friend or relative being physically, mentally and emotionally abused by a spouse. How do you help that person? What do you say to a woman who has been told over and over by 'professionals' - "You just need to change your way of thinking. You need to sit down and have a heart to heart conversation with your partner, to let him know how you feel and listen to his side. You aren't trying hard enough to make this work."

FWIW, the analogy between abused spouse and those who have supported Trump is scary real. 

I've been listening to and gathering heart breaking accounts of these kinds for several years compiling them for a book I can't seem to find the final chapter. The worst of the stories end badly because our world is so fallen, so upside down and backwards, good is evil and evil is good, there is no place to go for help or justice anymore. The advice spewed out so sanctimoniously to those who are gaslighted, abused and beat down, coming from the 'system', (the Guardian Ad Litems, the attorneys, the therapists and even the judges), sounds so good and righteous but, in the end, there is no meeting ground, no place where there is negotiating common space in 'the middle' with psychopaths who are determined they are RIGHT and therefore justified to own and subjugate others to their righteous way of thinking. 

Sound familiar? 

It's time to get a grip. We are not looking at normal here. It didn't happen overnight either, certainly not in the last four years. This is not just difference of opinion, which is a universal human condition. This is evil, held at a bay for a short time, now rising to the final showdown. 

So, when it all goes to hell in a hand basket, and (based on the executive orders Buyden has signed in the last three days), it appears we are well on the fast track. Seems so Biblical. Like when days are shortened for the sake of the Elect?  Maybe, (when it's too late?) those calling for UNITY will rethink what is real about all this - misdefined goodness can be deadly. Like the farmer who had compassion for a sick cobra and took it home to nurse it. Three days later the cobra was gone and the farmer was dead.

Sometimes, more often than not, the truth is rough and cannot be smoothed or polished with good intentions and sweet words.  It ends up worn down and distorted. The conundrum is - are we only able to see what is true in hindsight as we stand in the ruins we allowed to happen? Can we never learn from history and get ahead of misery? Just once? 

Admittedly, being accommodating and reasonable does sound so very good but, in the real world, it's a fake goodness. Glitter cannot be gold - ever.

For Him,


Some light reading ...

Wish I Didn't Know

Hail To The Thief

Era of the Great Delusion

Friday, January 22, 2021

Era of The Great Delusion

Years ago I was captivated by and followed a story about a couple in North Carolina who ran a day care. Small town, no problems until a disgruntled woman (today would be labeled a ‘Karen’) was mad because her child had been disciplined. She accused the husband of sexually abusing her son which quickly got the stunned man arrested. The story grew that the child care workers were also abusing the kids as well and it then spread, out of control, like wildfire. Social workers and therapists got involved and interviewed the children over a long and arduous period of 3 years. Many accusations, each one more outrageous than the last, flared up and other people were dragged into the fire storm.

Initially, when the city prosecutor got involved and the children were interviewed and, many say, coerced into confirming the horrific tales, the law took over and the wife was arrested too. Over time the maelstrom exploded into conspiracies of satanic activity. Thus began the burning torture and desolation of their lives and livelihoods.

At the time, I could not help but see a striking correlation to the Salem witch trials. Unfortunately it only takes a few accusations, even if unfounded, rumors and lies spread from person to person to ultimately completely destroy innocent lives. In today's instant connectedness, it can take mere minutes. 

Later, watching a documentary on the harrowing story, what stood out for me was a video of one of the last days of trial. The camera scanned the room slowly. The woman who had lighted the match, sat in her spot behind the prosecutor’s chair. I could not help but notice her expression, somewhere between self righteous and sanctimonious, with a touch of haughty justification. 

Then the camera panned and stopped on the woman being accused, her face reflecting that of one who has been run over by evil with no hope of defense or justice. Her eyes were glassy, staring and focused on nothing, her checks drawn and gray. Several of the other defendants maintained their innocence but pled no contest and subsequently went to jail. 

Eventually, years later, the courts reversed the convictions because of mishandling of evidence. But the many lives that were destroyed because of one small person’s pettiness and self delusion of RIGHTNESS… can never be righted...  at least not here on earth. 

I have to wonder, did she ever recognize and regret what she had done? It pains me to say, I doubt it. Generally speaking, those who are deluded to believe in their own rightness and thus can justify any means to achieve the end, are so blinded by their own goodness, they can never know who they really serve. 

I offer this as a cautionary tale, one that ought to be soberly considered. Humans  are unrepentantly flawed and what they are, and can only be, cause history to be a template for the future. Over and over again.

Sometimes lies can be so outrageous they are easily dismissed but the worst kind of deceptions often come dressed up as RIGHTEOUSNESS and are therefore a bit more difficult to sort out.

The evil that is SELF righteousness, thus elevating SELF into a godship level, is the easiest, most often used tool satan has to manipulate people for his wicked agenda. 

I admit here to great frustration as I have expounded on this topic of what I call Good-for-Goodness-Sake mentality in this blog for 9+ years. I feel like the proverbial broken record player as I have repeated myself on this topic multiple times trying to find new ways to say the same old truth - when we set God aside, elevating ourSELVES to the position of being the ones who are all knowing about what is good and what isn't, we are often sucked into much deeper dangerous waters, like being pulled under and away by a rip tide. 

The illusion of Good-for-Goodness-Sake, is a silent overwhelming power and just as you can't see the hidden current beneath you when you are happily splashing around in waste high surf, you don't realize, until it is too late, that you are in way over your head, and far away from shore - without a life raft. 

The illusion of Good-for-Goodness-Sake obfuscates common sense, and reason and changes the concept of true integrity to a fake placeholder. 

I've also warned that the day of reckoning does come. Though we are not able to know the hour or the day, we are admonished to pay attention to the signs. In the era of the Great Delusion, when God's truth has been replaced with that of man's truth (of the moment), those who refuse to see are at last blinded lest they see. (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12) 

John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

So, The day does come. The sheep and goats are identified and separated. The goats don't fair well in this analogy, btw.  You see, the other truth, I might have forgotten to mention, is that satan can't/won't save you. He is the original psychopath and doesn't care about the ones he uses for his diabolical purposes. 

**Warning** for those with eyes to see and ears to hear - damage done by individual self righteousness can ruin individual lives but a collective SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS is a Great Delusion and can be powerful enough to destroy a once great nation. 

For Him,


Self-righteousness is blinding. For one to say they don’t deal with self-righteousness is in and of itself a self-righteous statement. Realistically, self-righteousness permeates the hearts of human beings and the groups and institutions of which we inhabit. It basically espouses that we don’t need God, and that we are, in some sense, a god unto ourselves. Even those who have been awakened by the gospel of Christ can find themselves relapsing into the dormant disease of self-righteousness.  ~ Josh Laxton

Thursday, January 7, 2021

The Valley of the Shadow of Death

During the stresssful periods often described as valleys, and even the peaks, in my life, I've been conditioned to look up and out, to pay attention to the threats not yet recognized by the rest of the gaggle. I find this analogous to our resident pond geese. There is always a lookout, while the others are foraging, heads down, in the grass. The lookout has his neck stretched up as his head moves carefully side to side like a periscope, eyes focused, constantly scanning the surroundings for danger. 

Because of this habit, I have, more often than not, been able to stay prepared for worst case scenario. Part of this is my personality type but I can narrow it down further to simply hating to be blindsided. I don't like surprises. I much prefer making plans that never have to be used than being in a position of scrambling to think of solutions in a hot minute. 

Because I am a 'lookout' I have observed and noted the slow slide of our society since the early 80s. In recent years I've come to understand the decline began decades earlier but, when I first began to notice, I silently predicted certain things being embraced and adopted into place that then, predictably, led to even more decline. It's not all that difficult if you understand human nature and pay attention to what the man behind the curtain is doing.

The devil, as they say, is always in the details.

This is not a new phenomenon, though, humankind reaching a pinnacle only to recede like the tide. It has happened over and over again in recorded history. To over simplify, it is the result of the ongoing war of good and evil. It usually manifests as the conundrum of a people rising to prosperity and plenty, then destroying themselves from within because they forget what dearth is like... and, more importantly, they forget how and why to pray.  

Typically, people resort to prayer only when things get tough, which, incidentally  is not the main purpose of prayer (God is not just a genie waiting patiently to grant our wishes). So, as the natural consequence, when things aren't tough - prayer, no longer seen as needed, gets kicked to the curb. That, then signals the slow slide downward to the next incarnation of humanity hitting bottom.

Jeremiah, who was much more than a 'lookout', who stood in the ruins of the first Temple, must have felt the most excruciating hopelessness. His people, whom he had warned over and over again to reorder their lives and return to God, had been defeated, decimated and separated. And yet, God assured him there was reason to hope. It wasn't presented as a shallow no-difficulty kind of hope but rather a lifeline kind of assurance.

Because I am, by nature, a practical, positive person, what I see coming will not sink me, but rather fortify me. I am positive that, even if I die resisting evil, I win anyway because I know that what - and Who - I am fighting for is worth it. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil...

For Him,


If our hopes seem to be experiencing disappointment right now, it simply means that they are being purified. Every hope or dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God. But one of the greatest stresses in life is the stress of waiting for God. He brings fulfillment, “because you have kept My command to persevere…” (Revelation 3:10).

Continue to persevere spiritually.

~ Oswald Chambers