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Sunday’s Shared Smiles

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Thursday’s Thankful Thought of the week

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself.

{Tecumseh}

Posted by: Consider This... | June 30, 2018

Saturday’s Special Successful Secret

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Friday’s Fabulous Fantastic Faith Facts

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Will’s Warming Wonderful Wednesday Wisdom Words

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Will’s Warming Wonderful Wednesday Wisdom Words

Proverbs 2:12-15 ~ 

12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men,
    from men whose words are perverse,
13 who have left the straight paths
    to walk in dark ways,
14 who delight in doing wrong
    and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose paths are crooked
    and who are devious in their ways. 

Posted by: Consider This... | June 3, 2018

Sunday’s Special Shared Smiles

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.

{Leonardo da Vinci}

Posted by: Consider This... | June 1, 2018

Friday’s Fabulous Fantastic Friday Faith Fact

I had been thinking of taking a more ‘direct’ approach in my ‘Friday File’ portion of my ongoing thoughts, collections, and beliefs, rather than as of late, posting what others have…

And so with that, and with the topic being of ‘Faith’ in nature, here are some samples of my ‘Friday Focus’…

‘The Golden Rule’…

Yes, the time honoured adage, of doing for others, as you would want to have done for you. Christianity has made it famous, but too, many other world religions, ideologies, and beliefs, have put this and similar wordings, outward to the rest of the world…

So, why then, has our world turned into, and getting worse by the day, an example of anything BUT ‘The Golden Rule’?

Leftists hate the Rightists, Rightists hate the Leftists, and then those all along the measuring bar of who is ‘best’, and throw in the Libertarians, who, while wanting to encompass the best of both sides, yet are still flawed in how to best enact their ideals…

I remember a song made famous by the group ‘Tears for Fears’, titled, “Everybody wants to rule the world”; and sadly, isn’t that seeming to be a stark reality these days? EVERYBODY wants to rule the world? Whether individually, or collectively as nations/cultures/religions, “Everybody” wants to rule the world THEIR way…

And, without much to apologize for, and with the explosion of various and vast Social Media platforms, everyone strives to make themselves well known, for being just a little ‘better’ than everyone else. Some fringe elements have even dared to declare they have literally heard the voice of “Their” God, directing them to accomplish various things…Whether it be world domination or conning thousands into buying for you the latest and best private jet that money can buy, ‘everyone’ wants their own morals imposed on a great many…

But too, there is also the Atheistic perspective; and while they are in small numbers, compared to the combined international numbers that declare themselves to have even some kind of belief in a Higher Power, (Than themselves) They mostly still focus their efforts in railing against the Judeo-Christian God.

But inexplicably, they don’t rail against “Allah”, or his ‘Prophet’. They don’t rail against “Satan”, they don’t rail against the gods of the Hindus, or belief systems like Buddism, and a myriad of other ‘Eastern Religions’. Even Zeus gets a passing shrug. 

So, why IS that? Why does the Judeo-Christian belief system threaten them the most? Perhaps it is because of more and more archeological finds, historical texts discoveries, and ancient manuscripts being stumbled upon, that, more and more, reinforce the beliefs and faiths, that yes, “The Bible” is being proven to be REAL? 

One wonders why that is, but, many atheists would have the average reader believe, that in societies in the past without any deity as their lead, were successful and thriving. However, those same societies they refer to were Communist Regimes, brutally bent on eradicating any and all dissenting opinions; so much so, that MILLIONS of people even in the last century were murdered, all for the sake of promoting a god-less, communist way of life. (And in some case, Fascist societies, but same results.) Yet, these Communist-Promoting atheists shrilly proclaim that, even they have ‘morals’…

“Morals”?…Really?

Do “Morals” butcher and slaughter millions of people, just to gain total power? Do “Morals” kill thousands of infant humans a year? (Abortion = Murder) Do “Morals” seek to silence and even kill Millions of humans over this past century, that had a Faith-based belief system and lifestyle? Is THIS the “Morals” of Atheistic Regimes? And, many of them even declare they believe in some sort of self-imposed “Golden Rule”, but yet clamour to silence in any way possible, the public voices of BILLIONS of humans with a belief in said Higher Power? 

Sadly, our entire planet has been eroded away from what some areas enjoyed, as a once “Moral” and civilized society. Politicians, ‘Celebrities’, and many notable people in the public eye, are now hell-bent on skewering anyone and anybody who gets in their way of “Their” way of making a better world possible. And while some ‘apologize’ with sincerity, after yet another cringe-worthy Social Media outburst, they are crucified on the cross of public opinion, and judgement…But yet, others on the opposite end of the political scale, get a free pass to eviscerate in any public way possible, those they deem to be ‘the enemy’ of “Their” ideals and “Morals”…

So, “The Golden Rule”, is it now past its expiry date of being even halfway relevant? Or, are we as a society and individuals, so far gone down the rabbit hole, that there is no hope of returning to things of a “Morality-Based” culture as a whole? 

In being totally transparent, I, like every other human on the planet, have been hurt by some others; but also, I have hurt others as well, sometimes without even knowing I did…But, to my knowledge, I have made amends to all of those individuals. But too, there are a few that have not forgiven me, have carried a grudge, and some even to openly gossip about me, and slander against me. And with the weirdest, nastiest, and outright lying to others, so as to turn as many friends against me as possible. 

Has that hurt me very deeply? You bet your bottom dollar it has…Have I forgiven them? Yes…But, does it still hurt when I have more and more people come to me, in telling me who has said what about me? Yes again…Yet, through all of that, I have been slowly learning to really just… let it go…I’m just your average mere mortal here on planet Earth, but, with God’s help daily, I do try to implement “The Golden Rule” with everyone I meet…

So, call this a challenge if you will, but, here it is; try, even a little, to implement “The Golden Rule” in your life daily…or, as I have put out as a challenge in the past, even offering a “Cup of cold water” to someone who needs it, goes a long way these days to others…Because, I am certainly not a specimen of a ‘perfect human’; and of course, I never will be…But, if you all can also help ‘me’, as a relative, friend, acquaintance, etc, to strive for this ideal daily, then by golly,  that will give me strength, to also help others…and you… 

Anyway, those are my thoughts for today, at this time…Many Thanks to all my followers and readers…

God Bless, and, start thinking of that you may encounter, that simply needs that Cup of cold water, and, even a caring smile…

Just…Thoughts… (c) @AndConsiderThis 

Posted by: Consider This... | May 11, 2018

Friday’s Fantastic Fabulous Faith Fact

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Sunday’s Shared Smiles

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