So Many Conversations

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Have you ever heard the expression, “This isn’t my first rodeo”? It is an American phrase to let people know you are experienced at something and it isn’t your first time doing the task at hand. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior in October of 1996 at the age of 18. The Lord gave me the gift of evangelism, and He sent me immediately into discipleship training and evangelism with Campus Crusade for Christ. I preached all four years in college and I have been preaching the Gospel ever since. Actually coming up on 24 years next month. I’m 42 now. Can you imagine how many conversations the Lord has led me through in that time? To say the least, preaching here on WordPress is not my first rodeo.

I have met so many people in that 24 years of preaching and I have had so many interesting, challenging, difficult, heart breaking, and uplifting conversations with people from all over the world. All of the preaching I did back in the 90s and early 2000s was face to face. Just good old fashioned feet to pavement evangelism, and it was awesome. Reaching out to people and building relationships in college was one of the best times of my life. We saw so many come to Christ! The mission trips doing street ministry in Denver are some of my favorite memories. Crawling up under downtown street bridges at midnight to minister to homeless men is a humbling experience that gives you a front row view to the heart of God. I will never forget those times.

In our time now, most preaching and everything else is done online. I’ve spent the last 2 years here on WordPress and my book has been on Amazon for 2.5 years. Over 2 years in the wilds of Twitter too and about a month on Parler (but I’m locked out of that for now). Before this I was on the Disqus forums for about 5 years. I have talked with all kinds of people young and old across all cultures and boundaries. Most are fairly civil and nice, and some have even become good friends. Then there are the hateful ones and the antagonistic fight starters and false preachers and the legalistic hypocritical judgmental finger pointers and, well, you get the point. Whatever personality type or beliefs (or lack of belief) exist in this world, chances are I have encountered them in over two decades of preaching and ministering to people.

All the glory goes to God for all He has done in my life. I am just letting you know what He has done. I’ve been on the battlefield for a long time. I have experienced intense spiritual warfare. I am gritty. I am a warrior. I am one of God’s old soldiers He can rely on. My face is set like flint against this world and all the sin in it. I long for His return and cry out for it! I submit myself to His will and pray that He will use me to glorify His Name. I pray both my life and my death bring glory to His Name! I am Yours, Lord!

My preaching style is going to ruffle feathers at times. Good. Let God open hearts and minds to the truth and set people free with bold preaching! If you are a preacher, then preach the truth about all things! Do not be afraid to speak the truth and do not be ashamed!

I recently ruffled some feathers in my last post about being fed up with 2020. I received one comment in particular from a man who claims to be a Christian. He even claimed to be my brother in Christ and we once shared fellowship. His comments have been blocked from being on my blog for a long time now, so I found his comment in my trash folder…where it belongs. I already rebuked him once and told him to leave me alone. Guess he just can’t resist sticking his pointing finger in my face one more time.

I am not going to waste my time fighting with some Canadian socialist who loves listening to the lies of the liberal American mainstream media and loves repeating those lies. You keep believing those lies, bud, and I’ll just keep blocking your hypocritical judgmental comments. I will answer your question though. Who am I representing? I am an Ambassador for Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, the One and Only True King of all creation, to whom every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Hope that answers your question.

I also hope you stop believing liberal lies about America, Trump, and Patriot Americans, and stop spreading those lies and hatred on your blog. You sure are a hypocrite with all that hate you have for Americans, especially the ones who love America. You need to turn off your TV, man, especially CNN! They are run by the left and you are being lied to! They are running a psychological operation through the media to attempt overthrowing our Republic. Wake up from your socialist Canadian stupor and realize your country has already been taken by the globalists and we are not going to let them take ours! We must resist the coming one world government they are building for the evil one! If you truly are a Christian, you would know that.

I will keep preaching boldly, whether legalistic hypocrites like you like it or not. Like I said months ago, stay off my blog if you don’t like my bold preaching. Also, I will always defend my family and that includes getting physical with a violent attacker if I have to. Be a coward if you want to. I love my wife and kids and I protect them. It’s not violence, it’s love. Violent attackers are violent. Those who stand up to them and stop them are loving and brave!

Go read Romans 13:1-7. God will punish the wrongdoers. That is why we have our brave police officers! Thank God for brave men who will stand up for people and fight evil. All men need to love and protect our families that way! If you don’t like it, take it up with God because you are not going to change my mind and I’m not backing down from loving and protecting my wife and kids.

It is the violent leftist socialists in my country who are causing mayhem, violence, and destruction, and the media pushes their lying leftist propaganda 24/7 365 days per year in order to spread that mayhem, violence, and destruction through our country! You, sir, don’t know what you are talking about when it comes to America. You are not my friend. You are not my family. You are a hateful bitter old leftist Canadian who pretends to be a Christian while you point your hateful finger at American Christians. Might want to take a long look at yourself, sir, and get your finger out of my face while you’re at it too. Find something better to do than trolling WordPress for bold on fire preachers you love to hate.

Praying the Lord heals your heart of all the hate you have for Americans who love their country. Keep your ignorant comments to yourself. Real Americans don’t care what you think. Bow to the globalists if you want to and parrot their lies to your demise. We are going to stand up and fight back against the new world order and their communist one world government and we will show the world that we are free men!

Jesus Christ is coming back soon, and I have my eyes fixed on Him. We are all sinful and we all need a Savior. Politics will not save anyone. I know this. I talk about it because we must fight for righteousness during our time and we must resist the evil one and his government. Politics is part of that. If you can’t see by now how evil and violent the Democrat left has become, then you must be listening to and believing the lies of the media. America is under attack, and it’s not Trump or those who support him and our great country attacking it. Lunatic Marxist terrorist gangs known as Antifa and BLM are the ones doing that! We are defending it! We are fighting for the soul of our nation!

I love my country with all my heart! I love as Jesus commanded me to do and I am ready to lay down my life for my family and my country. That is how much I love my neighbors! Love each other and don’t let anybody hurt your family or force any mandatory vaccines or digital ID microchips on you! The times are at hand and we must stand up and speak the truth. We must warn people and fight the good fight! Those conversations are not easy, but the Lord will always give us strength to accomplish what He has called us to do.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Jesus speaking in Acts 1:8

Be brave! The Lord is with us and we have His powerful Holy Spirit inside of us! Fulfill the Great Commission and be ready for His return!

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

Grace and peace to Democrats and socialists who hate me. I don’t hate you. I hate the sin of your evil agenda to enslave our country. I pray for you. Jesus loves you and He died for you too. He died to set us all free from sin and death! Communism has never worked anywhere on earth. It is a violent boot to the human face that leaves poverty, death, and destruction in its wake. It is based on hatred for God and hatred for all mankind, and it will never bring peace or prosperity to anyone. You are already seeing what their socialist class warfare propaganda has done to our country, and it is horrific! Come to Jesus and receive His grace, mercy, and forgiveness before it’s too late! Stand up for righteousness and glorify God!

Grace and peace to you all!

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”

Romans 3:23

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus speaking in John 3:16

2 Years Blogging For Jesus

Photo by Ryan, Canal behind the house

Hello everyone and God bless you all!  We are still doing great in Florida!  We even had our first alligator visit in the canal behind our rental house yesterday!  More on that later though because today is August 10th, 2020.  Two years ago today, the Lord called me to start this blog and I followed His leading.  It has been an amazing two years and a lot has happened in that time!  Thank you to everyone who has supported me, challenged me, prayed for me and my family, and stuck by me!  There are 1,401 souls in 172 countries around the world reading my blog, and I appreciate and pray for each and every one of you!  My prayer for this blog is that it will be a blessing and Jesus uses it to draw people to Himself, amen!

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This blog exists to bring glory to His Holy Name by preaching the soul saving truth of the Gospel and His Holy Word to the nations.  I am just one of His servants and it is my calling to dispense the gift of evangelism He gave me, and share my very strange testimony with the world.  Part of that calling is preaching His truth to every part of society, including societal and political issues as well.  If you are new to my blog, know that I cover just about every topic you can think of regarding the Bible and life, and no topic is off the table.  I will preach His truth to it all unashamed with a boldness that offends people at times, even Christians.  I don’t mean to be offensive, but I do mean to be bold and courageous for Jesus and I don’t back down.

The Lord also uses me to field questions from the various emails I receive from around the world.  He does the same with me on Twitter and Parler, although I don’t use my Twitter account much anymore as I moved over to Parler in June.  I enjoy chatting with people and it is a blessing to be able to share the discipleship training and Biblical knowledge that the Lord gave me.  If you ever have questions or need prayer, just let me know.  I will email you back and I will answer you straight, and help with a heart full of compassion and love.  Freely I received the gifts the Lord gave me, freely I give.

If you have never heard my testimony or read my book, here is the quick version.  When I was in 8th grade back in 1991, my family moved to Illinois.  We ended up moving into a house that was possessed by a demon.  We were not Christians back then and I did not grow up going to church.  The demon caused terrifying things to happen in the house, even manifesting itself to my sister, kicking our dog, and making a breathing noise in my ear.  The nightmare lasted the entire 4 years I was in High School.

When I went to college, I met a bunch of great Christians who became my best friends.  I ended up accepting Jesus in October of 1996 at the age of 18.  When I went home that Christmas break, I rebuked the demon out of our house in the Name of Jesus.  The demon left, and my whole family ended up getting saved.

In the summer of 1998, I had two phenomenal encounters with angels that further changed my life.  In the first encounter, I was rescued by an angel and carried away from a man who was chasing me with a knife on the streets of Denver.  In the second encounter, an angel appeared to me while I was sitting in a living room with my two friends.  It told me, “God has something for you to do,” and I simply said, “Okay.”  After that, my friends and I left the house, drove down the street, and ended up helping a woman who was in danger.

Then, if that wasn’t enough, I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease on 1-6-2012.  On 4-28-2012, I went into anaphylaxis and then anaphylactic shock from eating a sandwich with oat bread for lunch that day.  I suffered torturous pain all that day, then that night I stopped breathing.  Just before I died, I cried out, “Help me, Jesus!!!”  I left my body in the Spirit and I was with Jesus in perfect peace where there was absolutely no pain.  I did not see Him, but He spoke to me and said, “It’s okay.”  Moments later, He put me back in my body in the powerful wind of the Holy Spirit and I came back to life.  My wife was praying next to my lifeless body and she witnessed the wind come into my mouth and raise me back to life!  Jesus Christ is Lord!!!  Thank You Jesus!!!

If you would like to read more about my testimony and how to come to know Jesus, please read:

Remember that time when…

or check out my book “One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life” on Amazon.  It is free on Kindle Unlimited.  I can also buy the ebook version and give them away for free for residents of the United States.  If you are in the United States and you would like a free ebook copy, just email me through my contact page and I will send you one directly from Amazon.

I don’t know why all these strange things have happened to me and my family, but I do know I am supposed to share it with the world.  Jesus Christ is alive!  Jesus Christ is Lord!  And Jesus Christ loves you!  These are truths I will preach until my very last breath, and I pray with all my heart that everyone reading this comes to know Jesus and His amazing love!

Wherever you are and whatever you do today, please take a moment to read this one very special and famous verse and consider what Jesus said with all your heart, mind, and soul.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus, John 3:16

God loves you and He does not want you to perish!  He wants you to have eternal life, which is His most precious gift through faith in Jesus!  Salvation is a gift of God’s grace to all mankind, and it can only be obtained through faith in Jesus.  No human beings will ever enter Heaven by their own works.  No good works could ever save us.  We must have the Blood of Jesus covering our sins!  Nothing but the Blood of Jesus will ever save us.  We must have faith in Jesus.  Each and every one of us must be forgiven of our sins.

“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

Romans 3:22-24

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

You receive God’s gift of salvation by receiving Jesus Christ.  We all need a Savior and only Jesus can save us.  He is the only One who ever died for our sins to set us free from sin and death!

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”

Acts 4:12

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.  As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be put to shame.”  For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Romans 10:9-13

Come to Jesus and you will never be put to shame!  Your soul will be saved and you will inherit eternal life!  You will become a redeemed child of God with a soul full of peace!  Your sins will be forgiven and you will be filled with the Holy Spirit who will empower you to live a righteous life that pleases God!

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Jesus speaking in Acts 1:8

“And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation.  Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession–to the praise of his glory.”

Ephesians 1:13-14

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  Against such things there is no law.”

Galatians 5:22-23

Do you want to be forgiven?  Do you want to go to Heaven?  I hope you do, and I pray you come to the One who loves your soul!  Grace and peace to all those who are seeking truth!  You will find the answers you seek in Jesus!

Our move to Florida has been an amazing experience for our whole family, and we are at peace down here.  We have become even closer and we have grown in our relationship with Jesus individually and as a family.  God is still on the move and I have my eyes fixed on Him as we walk through the parted seas.  I have some updates to share in my next post.  We have been looking at neighborhoods and homes, but haven’t been finding any that fit yet.  God is up to something big though as He recently showed us that we might buy the lot of land right next to us here at the rental property and build our own home on it.  We are very excited to see what the Lord does and how He has us move forward!

Photo by Ryan. The land we might buy to build a home is just about 20 yards into that jungle.

We love the privacy and peace of the woods and canal! We are not too far from the Myakka River, so I tell the kids, “Behold, the glory of the Myakka!” God’s glory shines in His jungle creation just as much as it does in the Rockies. Praise God!

Once everything settles down from the move and the kids go back to school, I hope to get back to blogging on a daily basis.  I miss reading everyone’s blogs and chatting with all of you!  I’m not going anywhere.  Just real busy right now building a new life as the Lord leads us.  I am still just as excited to serve Jesus as I start my third year preaching on social media!

Here is a sneak peak at our new friend.  I named him Bubba.  He is at least 10 feet, but maybe 12.  What a beauty!

Photo by Ryan, Bubba the alligator, 8-9-2020

Yes, we really do have alligators in our backyards down here in Florida, especially if you back up to a canal!  We’re not in Colorado anymore, that’s for sure!  What an amazing life in a fascinating place, praise God!

“Praise the LORD.

Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,

who finds great delight in his


Psalm 112:1

Always remember, Jesus loves you, He died for you, and He wants you to be in Heaven with Him forever!

Grace and peace to you all!

Tropical Paradise

Photos by Ryan

Hello friends and family!  We made it to Florida safe and sound, praise God!  It has been an adventurous, challenging, and blessed week, and we are very glad to be living here!  What a beautiful tropical paradise!  Thank You Jesus!

A lot has happened since we left Colorado on July 19th.  It took us 32 hours in 3 days to get down here, but we made it.  We actually arrived on my birthday, which was fun.  I turned 42 the day we made it to Florida.  Very memorable birthday!

I have a bit of a story to tell you about the very next day, which was our first full day here.  We were shopping at the local Walmart that morning and we were in the electronics section.  I set my wallet and phone down to pick up a TV and put it in the cart, but I forgot to pick my wallet and phone back up afterwards.  Some guy ended up stealing both and he went on a $2,800 shopping spree with my credit card.  Thankfully, I was able to cancel the card and I am not responsible for the fraudulent charges.  I worked with the police and they already have a photo of him and his vehicle from a pawn shop, where he bought a $420 gold watch.  Please pray for that man.  I forgive him.  He caused a lot of panic and trouble, but I forgive him and I pray for him to see the error of his ways and come to Jesus.

I also had my debit card and Colorado driver’s license in my wallet.  He wasn’t able to charge anything to the debit.  I actually got my phone back because the guy threw it in a Lowe’s parking lot.  A Lowe’s employee’s wife found my phone and they helped us when my wife called my phone.  That is where we also met the police to file a report.  It was awesome getting my phone back, praise God!

It was quite a day and very frustrating.  I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to get my Florida driver’s license because my Colorado one was stolen, but God wasn’t going to let the evil one get away with that hit on me and my family.  The very next day we went to the DMV and they were so nice!  The people here are incredibly friendly and we love it.  The lady was able to look me up in the system and after showing her the requested personal documents, she issued me a Florida driver’s license!  We also got our license plate the same day (Florida only has a rear plate).  It was amazing after all we had been through the day before.  We are officially residents of Florida as of July 23rd, 2020!  Praise God!!!

God is truly amazing!  It has been a whirlwind of change, but through it all, He has guided us and been with us every step of the way.  Thank You Lord for your faithfulness, goodness, and love!  You truly are a God who works miracles and parts seas for your people!  You alone are God!!!

We absolutely love it here!  I love it more than I could have imagined!  The humidity isn’t bad at all.  It’s more of a temperate tropical moist air, and we get cool breezes from the Gulf of Mexico.  We are only 10 minutes from Venice beach!  It’s much different watching the weather channel now.  I have more in common weather wise with my brothers and sisters down in the Islands and South America, than I do with the majority of people in my country.  I’ve been listening to news this morning about Tropical Cyclone Nine in the Virgin Islands, and how it might hit Florida in a few days.  Praying for everyone in the path and that God would ease the storm.

We love the sunshine and rain, and the bugs aren’t too bad.  I had to do some damage control when we first moved in because it hadn’t been rented since April.  A bit of bug spray and a vacuum took care of it.  We did see our first palmetto bug, which was funny.  They are kind of cute and they sure are fast.  Our agent said they have wolf spiders the size of your hand here, so we hope to never see one of those.

The house and pool are beautiful.  We back right up to the edge of a canal right next to thick woods, so the privacy is great.  We have lizards and frogs everywhere, and the neighbors said they have seen alligators in the canal many times.  We won’t be spending too much time out there, but it sure is cool.  As most of you know, we are used to living with apex predators like mountain lions and bears, so gators are no big deal.






When we first got here, it was like landing on a different planet.  All the new sounds of bugs and animals and the wet tropical environment are fascinating.  Huge contrast from the dry mountainous region of Colorado.  We all love it and it’s great to see how happy my wife and kids are down here.  It truly shows me just how stressed out and over taxed we were in the Denver metro area.


We call this little guy Mr. Sticky Fingers. He likes to come see what’s going on in the morning.




We visited Venice beach a couple days ago and it was gorgeous.  The Gulf is so warm and calm and the people are friendly and chill.  The beaches are clean too.  It is such an amazing blessing to be so close to the ocean and beaches.  We are amazed that this is our home now and we are feeling more and more at home every day.



The Lord has already opened up doors to preach His Name, and we found out our neighbors are Christians too.  Nice older couple with grown kids and lots of grand kids.  We love how laid back everyone is here and we love the slower pace.  This place is very healing for our whole family.

We had some mover guys help us unload the pod yesterday, and the Lord opened a door to preach about the mark of the beast and how it all relates to what is going on in our time with mandatory vaccines leading to implantable microchips.  We also talked about guns and the great laws that support gun rights here.  It was an awesome conversation and after listening to me preach a bit, the one guy who knew the Word told me, “You are in the right place, man!”  I agree, perfect fit!  My heart is overjoyed to be here, praise God!

I am among people who love God, America, and freedom, and I love it!  There are still plenty of people here who don’t know the Lord and need to hear the Gospel (like the guy who robbed me), but it is very refreshing being in a community with a lot more believers.  Colorado will always be in my heart and it hurts to think about what the liberals have done to the state I love, grew up in, and spent 34 years of my life in, but it’s time to move forward into the new life God has for us and never look back.

I feel more free down here than I have in years, and the Lord’s plans for us are more than we could have asked or imagined.  We have our eyes fixed on Him as He leads us and we trust Him and His love for us.  God is good and His love endures forever, and don’t ever forget it!

Grace and peace to you all from sunny Florida!


“You are my God, and I will give you


you are my God, and I will exalt you.

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;

his love endures forever.”

Psalm 118:28-29

Moving In God’s Power


Hello friends and family, and God bless you all!  I finally have a chance to catch my breath from everything with the move and I wanted to share some more praise updates.  God continues to move in power as He makes the way for us to Florida!  We sold our home in only 3 days!  We had a total of only 8 showings and it ended up being the very first showing on Friday that made the offer.  We all signed the contract on Sunday, we already passed the inspection yesterday, and everything is moving forward covered in blessings!  God is so good!  Thank You Jesus!

Thank you to all of you who are praying for us!  It has been a challenging yet rewarding week with all the heavy lifting and cleaning, but we got it done in the power of the Holy Spirit, and except for some sore muscles, nobody got hurt.  The pod is almost totally packed and we have all the heavy stuff out of the house.  Just a few more days in Colorado, then we head southeast towards Oklahoma early Sunday morning.  We plan on driving through Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Mississippi, then travel along the gulf coast into Florida all the way down to Port Charlotte.

I’ll tell you what, even after all these years following the Lord, He never ceases to amaze me!  If something in your life is God’s will, absolutely nothing can stop God from accomplishing that purpose in your life.  If He makes a way for you, He will see it through to completion.  We still have to do our part and be ready to act and do what it takes to get there, but it will be God who blesses us with victory.

I am also amazed at how much strength and stamina the Lord gave me!  Even after 8 1/2 years of suffering Celiac, I was able to move way more than I thought I could.  Angels had to have been helping us because we moved some real heavy items without any trouble.  It still amazes me how we got our big couch out of the front doorway without breaking anything.  So glad that is done, praise God!

God also blessed selling and giving away a bunch of our stuff on Nextdoor, and we were able to clear out everything we wanted to part with.  I was even able to give my nice snowblower to one of the mover guys who helped us when we first started packing.  Many of you might remember that my snowblower broke a year or so ago.  It is only a few years old and everything is great with it, except the spark plug port needs to be drilled and tapped.  He is going to fix the spark plug port and use the snowblower for his snow shoveling business in the winter.  It was awesome to see how blessed he was by that.  The Lord also opened the door to share my faith with him and preach the Word a bit.  God is so good!  Always be ready to talk about Jesus and stand up for Him, even when you’re in the middle of a move!  You never know when God might use you!

It’s been such a busy week that I haven’t been keeping up with news or social media much, which actually has been kind of nice.  I’m sure everyone is still arguing about politics, Covid, masks, and social distancing, and I probably didn’t miss much.  It’s been refreshing to just focus on my family and spend time in God’s Word and prayer.  I recommend everyone turn off the news and stop listening to all the hatred, lies, and fear, and start loving each other like Jesus told us to.

Thank you all for your prayers!  We are excited for what God has planned for us and we know that He is in control of all of it.  I stand in awe of what God has done and I feel humbled and blessed to watch Him at work as He moves in power!  May His glorious will be done!

Grace and peace to you all!


“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

God Made A Way

Gulf Intercoastal Waterway in Venice Florida
Photo by InnAtTheBeach, Gulf Intercoastal Waterway in Venice, Florida

Some of you may remember my post about possibly moving to Florida, and you might remember that I said I felt like God needed to part the sea for us to move there.  Well, God parted the sea and He made a way where there was no way!  Florida, here we come!

My wife was just offered a teaching position this morning and it was her top choice!  She starts in August, so we are moving to Florida this month!  I’m sitting here laughing just writing that!  It is truly amazing what has happened the last few days and I appreciate all of you who prayed for us.  God answered fast and everything fell into place so smoothly!

I had asked the Lord that if He wanted us to move to Florida, then please move in power and make a way because I didn’t see a way.  I asked Him to move in such a way that we would know it was from Him and it was His will.  So many things had to happen and they all happened one after another!  Praise God!

It started with my wife getting her permanent Colorado license renewal in just a couple weeks.  That was supposed to take months.  Then she was able to submit everything for her Florida license, and the Human Resource lady let her know she could apply for jobs even though they are still waiting on her college transcripts.  She applied for several jobs and within a day she got an interview for this morning.  One hour after the interview, they called back and offered her the job!  It’s so crazy fast and perfect that only God could do this!  I’m still in shock and just praising God!  He never ceases to amaze me, even after all He has shown me!

We will be living in Venice, which has won awards for being a happy seaside town and one of the best places to live in Florida.  The schools are great and the whole area is beautiful, and we are all excited.  Our kids are really excited that the rental home has a private backyard pool.  We will rent for 6 to 8 months while our new home is being built.  We decided against having a pool in our new home.  It’s too expensive, but our new neighborhood will have a pool just like here anyway.  We are all looking forward to hot sunny weather, beaches, and palm trees.

It’s looking like we will be moving around the end of July.  I probably won’t be on the blog as much because we have a ton of stuff to do.  The moving POD is being delivered tomorrow, piano movers are coming soon, and we have to get our house ready for showings.  If you’ve done it, then you know what’s ahead of us.  Prayers are appreciated!

I guess I’m writing this to clear my head a bit and make sense of everything too.  I am going to miss Colorado.  I’ve lived here almost all my life.  This is where I grew up and it will always be in my heart.  But it’s just too expensive to live here anymore.  We are definitely looking forward to a lower cost of living and no state income tax.  We recently read an article that said our county here in Colorado (Douglas County) is as expensive as San Diego now.  Yeah, don’t we know it!  It’s ridiculous and they just keep raising the taxes.

Photo by Ryan, Pikes Peak, 3-22-2020

I will miss the mountains and our Rocky Mountain views, but I won’t miss the winters, especially shoveling snow and being cold for half the year.  Won’t miss the spring blizzards either.  My snowboarding days are behind me, and I suppose retiring on a beach with year round warm weather and sunshine sounds pretty good to me.  My wife and kids absolutely love the ocean and the beach and we have always wanted to live in a tropical vacation spot.  God makes dreams come true, and nothing is impossible for God!

Venice palm trees
Photo by, Venice Mainstreet

Thank You Jesus for all you have done for us!  Guide us, Lord, and give us wisdom as we follow You on this new journey You have for us.  May Your will be done!

Thank you all for your prayers!

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land.  The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.”

Exodus 14:21-22

“For nothing is impossible with God.”

Luke 1:37

Grace and peace!

I Took An Oath

Geared up

Hello friends and family.  This post has been on my heart for awhile now.  Most of you have known me for years and some have known me my whole life.  You know I love Jesus with all my heart and I hate violence.  But I want to be very clear about something.  God’s Word teaches us that love always protects, and I will fight to protect my family and my country that I love.

“Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

1 Corinthians 13:6-7

When I see all these videos of innocent people being savagely beaten by BLM and Antifa terrorists, it makes the vengeance of God fan into flame deep within my soul.  I am praying for peace.  I don’t want bloodshed.  I know a civil war would be brutal.  I know once all the Patriots have finally had enough and we take hold of our Constitutional right to form militias, those violent punks won’t know what hit them!  Americans have had enough and we are already seeing people start to form up and fight back.

Just yesterday I saw news about Catholics who were beat up by a BLM mob while they were trying to pray.  It disgusted me to see that old man being beat on by those pathetic chumps.  How much more violence are we going to allow?  If the authorities won’t do their jobs and protect people, then we will do it ourselves, and we have the Constitutional right to do so.

That couple in St. Louis who stood on their front lawn armed and ready to defend themselves and their home have had enough, and so have I.  We recently had a warning of a threat on our local NextDoor app about some BLM nutcase threatening to send mobs to the suburbs and “threaten white people.”  I’m telling you folks, they better not come around here.  I will meet force with overwhelming force and I will defend my family to the death.  Nobody has the right to attack me or my family, but I do have the right to protect myself and my family.

I told you this whole thing is a violent socialist insurrection based on Marxist ideology.  This is not about cops and “social justice.”  This is a highly organized and well funded socialist revolution and they are attempting to tear down everything American, including removing God from society.  They will not succeed as long as brave Patriots stand up to evil!  I will never bow to the mob!  I bow to God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ!

I would have stood shoulder to shoulder with that couple in St. Louis.  I will not let anyone hurt my family or my neighbors.  I will not let evil prevail in my presence.  I will fight back and overcome it in the power of the Holy Spirit!  I don’t want violence.  I hate violence!  Just remember, protecting those you love is not violent, it is loving.

The hateful racist BLM and Antifa hordes are the ones who are violent committing acts of heinous violence in our streets.  I will never let that army of evil cause destruction and death in my neighborhood!  They want to keep threatening white people and they want to hate us just because we are white?  Okay, but they better be ready for the day God rises up in truth and justice and strikes them down through the God fearing Patriot militia!  Always remember, God is full of grace and truth.  He is a just and loving God who will bring justice with great vengeance and fury if He has to.

Sheriffs all over the country are already telling people to stand up and fight back.  Rally around your Sheriffs when the time comes and stay ready!  They can deputize you on the spot and it is the best way to legally form a Constitutional militia.  I never had the honor of serving in our armed forces, but I personally took the same oath and I intend on fulfilling it, even if it means my death.  If that’s what it takes for my kids and country to be free, then so be it.  I willingly serve at the pleasure of President Trump and my local Sheriff and I am awaiting orders.

American flag

“I, Ryan Callahan, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

This isn’t a joke.  This isn’t some tough talk nonsense or a rant.  I might not have had military experience, but I have been training my whole life.  I am a self-defense and gun enthusiast, and I’ve always enjoyed shooting.  From dry fire practice, range time, and speed drills to customizing my rifles and pistols, I am all in.  Iron sights are my favorite and the Lord has given me a gift in using them.  My initial instructor was an old Gunny type guy who spent 25 years training SWAT teams.  I even learned rock climbing and did rappelling down a huge mountain when I was in college.  I can rappel, I can shoot, and I can fight like any soldier out there and I am ready to join my brothers at any time.

Take a look at my photo.  That is a Patriot militia uniform.  Take a good look and notice the patches.  When you see us on the streets fighting Antifa and BLM terrorists, we will be easily identifiable so there is no confusion.  We won’t be in all black like the cowards.  I will be fighting under the legal Constitutional right to wear that uniform and fulfill my oath.  When you see men like me in our uniforms, you will know we are not your enemy and we are there to help.  We are there to support our Sheriffs and all law enforcement officers and we are there to rescue you, your neighborhood, and your city.  We support and love all of our brave law enforcement officers!  Thank you for all you do!

Thin Blue Line flag

I read an article the other day written by famous country musician Charlie Daniels.  His words reached deep in my heart and touched my soul.  He is 83 years old and his words are very wise.  He warned that he has never seen a time like this in our country and he exhorted Americans to stand up tall for truth and righteousness.  It’s a short article, but it packs a punch.  Please take a moment to listen to him.

Pick a Side by Charlie Daniels

I completely agree with Charlie!  He is seeing things clearly in the power of the Holy Spirit when he says:

“The time is swiftly coming in America when everybody who cares about having a future is going to have to pick a side.

When you get past the very thin patina of  “peaceful” protest and look beyond the fallacy that violence and destruction bring about racial equality, you have to come to the conclusion that there is a radical fringe of people who would literally burn this country down, given the opportunity.

You’ll never here it in the media, but if you’re willing to scratch the surface and dig a little bit, it will dawn on you that this is not a simple protest against the unjust killing of a black man, but a revolutionary street battle against America and everything we stand for and it IS funded and lead by socialist factions, and it’s not just in the US but in many democratic nations around the world.

In other words, an all-out socialist attack on our Republic.”

-Charlie Daniels, Pick a Side

That’s exactly what we are witnessing!  That is what communists do!  They tear down morals and values, tear down law and order, tear down your history & replace it with lies, tear down faith in God, and then they establish their failed communist state where they rule with an iron fist and a boot to your face.  Believe me, the answer to 1984 is still 1776!

I am a believer in Jesus Christ, I am a conservative, and I am white.  Hate me if you want to, but know that I will never bow to any man, especially to those who spread hatred and lies and achieve their goals through chaos, destruction, and murdering innocent people in the streets.  If any BLM or Antifa terrorist happens to read this, know that I will be here to fight you, and my brothers and I will strike you down in the power of God.  He is coming for you and you better repent while you still can.

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days.  People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God–having a form of godliness but denying its power.  Have nothing to do with them.”

2 Timothy 3:1-5

Sound familiar?  Yes, I believe we are in the last days.  We don’t know how long it will take to play out and we don’t know the exact times or dates of the end, but we see the signs of the times all around us.  Jesus is indeed coming soon!  If you don’t know Jesus, now is a real good time to meet Him!

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Romans 10:9

God bless all the brave Patriot 3%ers in this country who are ready to fight back!  We are the last line of defense!  You are my brothers and sisters and I am with you!  Stand up for truth and righteousness and never back down!  God have mercy and God bless us with great victory!  God bless America!

“Praise be to the LORD my Rock,

who trains my hands for war,

my fingers for battle.

He is my loving God and my fortress,

my stronghold and my deliverer,

my shield, in whom I take refuge,

who subdues peoples under me.”

Psalm 144:1-2

Grace and peace to you all!

Free Speech Paradise


If you haven’t heard, hundreds of thousands of people are leaving the censorship gulag known as Twitter and heading to free speech paradise Parler.  I’m one of them!  We are fed up with Twitter’s illegal censorship and harassment, and the exodus from Twitter has begun!  Praise God!  Welcome to the #TWEXIT!

I joined Parler yesterday and I already love it so much better!  It’s so nice to not be throttled and shadow banned for speaking the truth!  There are a lot of conservatives and Christians on Parler because we are the main political and faith based group Twitter persecutes.  I’ve been on Twitter for almost two years and they have persecuted me the entire time.  They pretty much have me pinned down now.

My account is so slow, I can barely use it.  They continue to hide notifications, purge followers, block tweets and retweets, take likes, and throttle my account to the point I see white screens and the spinning blue circle for a long time before each page loads.  I’ve also dealt with trolls falsely accusing me and reporting me to Twitter in an attempt to get me banned.  I’m actually surprised they haven’t just banned me after all they do to persecute me.

They have really ramped up their persecution as we enter the homestretch of the election because they hate Trump and all those who support him.  Twitter supports the violence and hatred of BLM and Antifa and all the twisted race baiting lies of the “social justice” movement.  They hate America and our Constitution, so they allow accounts that promote socialist insurrection while banning accounts that are Pro-Life, Pro-God, Pro-America, Pro-Freedom, and the one they hate the most, Pro-Trump.

Always remember, this is a spiritual war.  The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, is a self proclaimed satan worshiping pedophile.  He is a billionaire member of the new world order and he is not shy about his evil lifestyle in his tweets.  Seriously, his tweets are disgusting.  He hates truth and righteousness and he especially hates Christians.  That is why Twitter attempts to silence conservative Christians.  They are a God-hating leftist platform that caters to leftist ideology.  Pray for Jack.  Maybe God will yet have mercy on him and he will see the error of his wicked ways.

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.  Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

Ephesians 6:10-13

The numbers are not looking good for Twitter.  Parler just took the number one spot over Twitter for social media apps, and 500,000 people joined Parler in just 3 days this week.

500,000 Users Sign Up For Parler In Three Days After Twitter Suspends Pro-Trump Accounts

Here is a parley (Parler’s version of a tweet) from the founder and CEO of Parler, John Matze:

Screenshot_2020-06-26 Parler Free Speech Social Network

Amen to that!  I completely agree with John!  That is exactly what we want and that is exactly what the First Amendment of our Constitution gives us a right to!  Free discussion!  We are not going to be told what to think, how to think, or what to say!  The so called “fact checkers” at Twitter are just a bunch of liberals who hate conservatives and conservative speech.  They are not the standard of truth by which all facts get checked.  Talk about bias and conflict of interest!

Everyone sees Twitter for what they really are now.  They allow all manner of vile images and language from groups like Antifa and BLM, but they censor and ban conservatives who love God and America and speak the truth about the evils of socialism.  The blatant hypocrisy and double standard is cringe worthy and we don’t need to put up with it.

Parler truly is unbiased social media.  No censorship, no shadow banning, and no socialist Democrat bias!  Like they say on the Parler homepage:

Screenshot_2020-06-26 Parler Free Speech Social Network(1)

That is the way all social media should be!  Facebook, YouTube, and Google need to stop censoring conservatives too.  Technofascism is exactly what it is!  The social media giants fancy themselves as thought police and they revel in the power.  They do not have the right to dictate and control thought and speech.  They do not have the right to ban people based on political, religious, or any other affiliation either.  That is called discrimination and that is illegal in America.  It is sad that so many liberal Americans agree with the destruction of free speech.  It’s all well and good when they are banning our speech, but what about when they come for you?  Free speech must be protected and preserved for all!

How weak our society has become that instead of free thought and open intellectual debate, half the country would rather shout down and ban all speech they disagree with.  It’s not conservatives calling for liberal speech to be banned and it never will be.  It’s the socialist Democrats that always want to dictate and control everything like tyrants.  They are the ones calling for the destruction of the First Amendment with their insane SJW cancel culture mob.  They are the ones throwing a fit and demanding people be fired whenever people speak truth they don’t want to hear.  It is pathetic and we need a serious renaissance of free speech in this country!  We must not ever bow to the violent demands of the leftist mobs no matter how much they threaten us!  We are free Americans and we will fight for our freedom!

I will continue the fight on Parler.  I will most likely be deactivating my Twitter account after the election.  I’ve fought too hard to delete it now.  They might have been able to bog down my account, but they can’t shut me up.  I’ve sent out 6,686 tweets since August of 2018.  I have way too many memes and articles on there that I need to save, and I will use it as a resource for Parler for the time being.

There are over 6,000 people on my Twitter, but for the last few months most of them never even see my tweets because of the constant shadow banning.  Hopefully, they will somehow see my tweet about joining Parler.  There are already 249 people following me on Parler after just a day, and yes, I have already shared the Gospel with them.  Glory to God!

My main ministry is this blog and I will keep preaching the Gospel and speaking truth to power here too.  I praise God that He used me to strike at the enemy behind enemy lines.  I was able to get a whole lot of truth out before Twitter was able to pin me down, and the way I am being treated shows I am a threat to their evil ideology.

There are liberals on Parler too, but not as many, and they don’t have Twitter backing up their bully tactics either.  Some people are concerned that Parler and Twitter will just become two separate factions with each group going to their respective corners.  That could happen, but at least the truth will be spoken.  Let people see how hateful and vile the liberals are on Twitter.  It will become nothing but an echo chamber of lies once the conservatives leave, and it will eventually implode under the weight of its own corruption.

People will always love freedom over tyranny, and people are free to be themselves and speak freely on Parler.  People don’t like being harassed, persecuted, controlled, manipulated, and censored.  All Parler has to do is keep promoting and protecting free speech and they will beat Twitter soundly.  All we have to do is keep standing firm and speaking the truth and we will beat the lies of the leftist mob too.

Be bold and never be afraid to speak the truth!  The traitors in the new world order are trying to tear down our society through organized and well funded chaos based on radical socialist ideology.  Don’t let them silence you!  When we are persecuted in one place, we flee to the next and keep fighting the good fight.  We wipe the dust off our feet and keep moving forward!  Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and I am His servant.  May He fight evil through me and speak His truth through me in accordance with His glorious will, amen!

You can find me on Parler at: @AuthorRyanC.  God bless you all, God bless President Trump, and God bless America!

Grace and peace to you all!

Our 19th Anniversary

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Today is June 23, 2020.  Nineteen years ago today, on June 23, 2001, my wife and I were married at a beautiful chapel in downtown Denver.  We met and fell in love in college and we’ve been together ever since.  Happy Anniversary honey, I love you!

My wife and I have been through a lot of suffering and trials together.  From the very beginning, our marriage seemed destined to face trials and tribulations when our country was attacked just 3 months later on September 11th.  Quite a start into the economy for a newly wed couple trying to make it.  I was selling cars back then.  Thank God that 0% financing came out after that, or we probably wouldn’t have sold any cars.  My wife was still in college at the time and we lived in a small apartment outside of our University’s campus.  Neither of us had celebrated our birthdays yet that year, so I was 22 and my wife was 20 the day we got married.  We were young and deeply in love and we still are.  Well, in love anyway.  Not so young anymore.

We committed our lives, marriage, hopes, and dreams to Jesus and He is the reason we are still together today.  The Lord has given us two beautiful children and we are blessed to watch them grow and live peaceful healthy lives.  Even through all the pain and suffering of Celiac Disease, the Lord has held us together strong and He has never given up on us.  He is a mighty God that deserves all our praise!

We have weathered every storm together and come out strong and resilient in Christ!  My wife wrote a beautiful note in the card she gave me this morning.  I would like to share part of what she said.

“When a tree is tested by the wind, its roots make the tree stronger so it can withstand storms.  That’s our love and life together.  We have been tested and tried, but have come out stronger.”

-My wife

It’s so true!  When I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease on 1-6-2012, it flipped our lives upside down.  Our daughter was 4 and our son was not even 2 yet.  I was 33.  We had two small kids to raise and bills to pay, and I had just been taken out by a horrible auto-immune disorder.  I couldn’t work, in fact, I could barely eat or walk.  It radically changed our lives and put immense pressure on our marriage.

Jesus carried us through that fire and He strengthened and refined us like silver.  He held us through all the arguments and disappointments.  All the job loss and debt.  All the stress and attempts by the enemy to tear us apart.  Jesus held us through it all!

You don’t get to 19 years of marriage without trouble.  Love takes your whole heart and marriage will prove that to you.  Marriage takes sacrifice, hard work, and lots and lots of forgiveness.  Believe me, you will not go far without forgiveness.  Whatever trials you are going through today, let those hardships bring you together, not tear you apart.  Love and forgive as Jesus loves and forgives you, and let it go.  Don’t keep a record of wrongs.  Move forward in love and stay strong together as one!  That is what 19 years being married to the same woman I fell in love with in my youth has taught me.  Hold on to Jesus together and never let go!

“Love is patient, love is kind.  It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.  But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Those verses in 1 Corinthians spell out exactly how we are to love each other.  That is how God loves us.  We are not perfect in loving each other this way, but our marriage has survived a culture that hates the holy union between a man and a woman because our marriage has been rooted in God’s love from the beginning.  You will both make mistakes in your marriage and we all need grace and forgiveness.  For the newly weds out there, please don’t expect it to be perfect and be sure to give each other room to grow and do so in love.

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Ephesians 4:32

Tend the garden of your marriage well and fight for each other.  Don’t let weeds sprout up and choke out your joy and love.  Take care of those weeds right when they pop up and dig them out from the root!  Stand firm together in Christ and don’t let the evil one ever get a foot hold!  You truly do become one in the Spirit and you must fight back together by the power of the Holy Spirit.  The evil one will try to separate you and pit you against each other.  Fight for each other in Christ!  Fight back through prayer, God’s Word, and putting forgiveness into action!  Fight back through love!

Marriage is not easy, but I would do it all over again with the same beautiful woman I am with today and will be with for the rest of my life!  She is the mother of our children, my best friend, and the woman I love, and I am forever blessed to have found her!  Thank you Jesus for all you have done for us!

Grace and peace to you all!

Happy Father’s Day 2020

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad and all the great Dads out there!  Being a father is a great honor and responsibility, and I pray all of us who are Dads will love our children as our Father in Heaven loves them.  I can’t even express in words how much I love our kids!  It’s awesome being a Dad!

My number one job as a Father is to love and protect my kids with all my heart.  The best way I can do that is to point them to their Heavenly Father who loves them perfectly.  I teach them His Word and pray with them and for them every day.  They know how much Jesus loves them and they have since they were little.  They know all my stories of what God has done for me and they know I’ve had a very weird life, and they love it.  They know all things are possible with God!

“Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Matthew 19:14

The ultimate protection I can give my kids is to protect their souls, and only Jesus can do that.  I would not know what love is or how to love my kids without Jesus.  He fills my heart with overflowing love and compassion for my kids and He gives me wisdom to care for them and help them grow.  It is not easy being a Dad at times.  I’m not perfect and I’ve made my mistakes along the way, but the Lord always empowers me in the Holy Spirit to be the man, father, and husband He wants me to be.  Glory to God for His grace!  He is a loving Father and He never gives up on us!

“We love because he first loved us.”

1 John 4:19

“…Never will I leave you;

never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

That is the kind of father I strive to be.  My kids know that I will always be here for them no matter what and I will never leave them or give up on them.  They know I will defend and protect them with my life.  They know I will fight and sacrifice and suffer, so they can have a good life.  They know they can come to me for a hug and an encouraging word.  They know I will speak the truth and give them the discipline and guidance they need.  They also know I will forgive them when they do wrong and help them stay on the right path.  They know they are safe and loved beyond measure.  That is what every father’s legacy should be: love.

“Your love, O LORD, reaches to the


your faithfulness to the skies.”

Psalm 36:5

Thank you, Dad, for always being there for me.  Thank you for your love, discipline, and guidance and for all the time spent teaching me basketball and baseball, and helping me get straight As in math.  Thank you for working so hard to provide for us and all the sacrifices you made.  I’ve been a Dad now for over 12 years and it has given me a much deeper respect and appreciation for all you did for us.  I love you!

I will be enjoying time with my wife and kids today grilling some bison burgers and playing in the backyard.  Our son loves baseball and we’ve been doing a lot of batting practice lately.  He knocked a couple over the fence yesterday!  Our daughter loves kicking the soccer ball with me, and they both love riding bikes, so we have a fun filled day ahead of us.  It’s a beautiful new day and I am so thankful to be a Dad!

To all the Dads around the world, have fun with your kids today!  They love you!  Encourage them, play with them, and love them with all your heart!  We only get one life.  Make it count every day!  Happy Father’s Day!

Grace and peace to you all!

American Reparations


Due to all the craziness here in America, I have been writing a lot about all the social and political issues swirling around us.  It is always important to include a Christ centered perspective in the nationwide conversations we are having.  These conversations are changing and shaping our society, and we must speak God’s truth to it all.  Today, I want to address the rapidly spreading idea of reparations, and how ridiculous and sinful it is.

If you haven’t heard, the radical leftist hate group “Black Lives Matter” has added a new demand to their list after their wildly successful “defund the police” campaign.  Now they want reparations for the sin of black slavery in America.  That is, they want the government to literally pay every black person in America money for the damages caused by slavery over 150 years ago.  Don’t think it could happen?  Just look how fast “defund the police” caught on.  I could totally see Pelosi writing a bill for reparations.  Look how much money she stole with the CARES Act!

Some have even suggested the government pay every black person a permanent livable wage.  The founder of BET (Black Entertainment Television), Robert Johnson, declared on CNBC Monday morning that the government should pay 14 Trillion dollars in reparations in the form of a cash wealth transfer.  He said white Americans need to recognize “damages that are owed.”  Not only is his suggestion ridiculous because there isn’t even that much cash available in our country’s economy, but the whole idea is ridiculous.

How far back should we go?  How many people groups should we pay back for all the wrongs committed against them?  My ancestors came from Ireland.  When they arrived in America, they were hated and persecuted and they lived in the New York City ghettos with the blacks.  They had to come up from nothing and scrap and fight every step of the way.  Should white ancestors of the Irish, like myself, be paid reparations for that?  NO, and I wouldn’t want it anyway!

How about the Native American Seneca Tribe blood I have in me from my Mom’s side?  If there were ever going to be reparations, I would think it would be best to start with all the Native Americans first.  How much money do you suppose they are owed?  Should every person with Native American genealogy, like myself, be paid reparations as well?

Nobody is denying that slavery was a horrific sin and should have never happened.  But putting that sin on every white person in America is sinful too.  Nobody in our current society has ever owned black slaves.  Republican northerners didn’t own slaves and it was the Republican President Abraham Lincoln who set the slaves free back in 1863.  Democrat southerners were the slave owners and it was the Democrats who started the KKK too.  Even so, no current southerner in our modern society has ever owned slaves either.  I was born in the late 1970s.  If you want to get real specific about it, none of my Irish ancestors owned slaves either.  I come from a persecuted people who were treated poorly alongside black people, remember?

I’m tired of hearing about “white privilege” too.  What white privilege did my Irish ancestors have?  They worked hard labor building this country.  They sweat it out in the factories and mines and laid the tracks that took our nation West.  They didn’t demand reparations and we still don’t.

I’ve been working hard since I was a kid and so has my family.  We are all subject to the controls and forced inflation of the Federal Reserve no matter our color.  People don’t need handouts.  We need good steady jobs in a thriving economy!  If you want to make it in this country, you better be ready to work hard for it.

What white privilege do I have?  I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease on 1-6-2012.  I lost everything!  My job, my money, my health insurance, and it almost cost me my life.  I have been unemployed for 8 years now as I fight this disease every day.  It doesn’t matter that I’m white!  Nobody will hire me and nobody cares that I’m white!  Our state doesn’t even allow disability income for people with Celiac!

Should I talk about how all of you healthy people discriminate against those of us who are chronically ill?  Should I demand reparations and talk about “healthy privilege” and how you get all the jobs, benefits, and money while we are cast out of society like lepers?  It’s easier for a healthy black person to get a job, than it is for a sick white person.  Hashtag healthy privilege, right?!  Chronically ill, injured, and disabled lives matter too.

Reparations for slavery is absolutely ridiculous!  I did not commit the sin of slavery and I am not a racist.  I have nothing to apologize for regarding my white skin and God does not hold me accountable for the sin of slavery.  That sin is not on me or my children, and we don’t owe money to anyone, no matter what color they are.

Jesus Christ died for the sins of all mankind.  Each one of us is accountable to God for our own sins, and we must all individually stand before Him at our last breath.  The only way to be forgiven of our sins is through faith in Jesus Christ.  When you believe in Jesus, your sins are nailed to that cross and you become a redeemed child of God!  There is no condemnation in Christ and God keeps no record of wrongs!

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

“This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.  There is no difference, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”

Romans 3:22-24

“Then he adds:

“Their sins and lawless acts

I will remember no more.”

Hebrews 10:17

We don’t need reparations.  We need reconciliation with God!  We all need His forgiveness and love, and that is the only thing that is going to truly change this world.  Blaming all white people in current day America for the sin of slavery that we did not commit is only going to bring more pain and division.

BLM is not seeking healing and reconciliation.  They are seeking revenge.  Hate, anger, and fear are their fuel and they are burning down our country with it.  A BLM mob even vandalized a statue honoring a man who was a slavery abolitionist.  Do they even know why they are knocking down statues?!  No, they don’t.  They are knocking them down simply because they are statues of famous white people from our history.  There is a word for that, it’s called racism.

BLM is not fooling me.  They get what they want through threats, intimidation, force, and violence.  Hating cops was just the beginning.  Their whole agenda is actually based on hating white people and they want to make us pay in any and every way they can.  Some in their group even called for making black only hospitals!  I suppose they want to put up signs that say “No Whites Allowed” and make us sit at the back of the bus too.  Would that satisfy their vengeful hearts?

I pray against their hatred and I pray the Lord heals their hearts.  I’ve said it before and I will say it again, divisions of the flesh come from satan!  Are there real racists in this country?  Yes, and they come in all colors.  Not one race has a monopoly on racism and it is sinful and racist to suggest that only white people are racist.

BLM is spreading hatred based on lies.  They are spreading the hatred of the evil one, and sadly a lot of people are buying it.  This is an attack on the very fabric of our society and the truths and freedoms we all hold dear.  Will we love our neighbors or hate them?  Will we bow to the lies or stand firm in the truth?

We need to pray for revival and healing in this country.  Pray for truth, righteousness, and justice to spread in our land!  Pray for God’s love to increase and overflow in our hearts for each other!  Pray for evil to be exposed and cast out!  Pray for lies to be cut down and pray for people’s minds and hearts to be opened to the truth!  Ask the Lord to pour out His Holy Spirit on our country and save souls!  Amen!

Only God’s love can heal a hate filled heart, and it is the only thing that will heal our nation.  May His love flow through us all and bring great healing!

Grace and peace to you all!