MY TREE ORDEAL 6/20/2016

MY TREE ORDEAL 6/20/2016

It was Memorial weekend. I was sitting on the couch in the living room and Wendy was in the office. Suddenly we heard a loud BOOM and the whole house shook!

We went outside to find a HUGE branch from the tree in our neighbors yard had fallen into our backyard, just missing our house by 7 inches!!!

So that is when this whole ordeal started. I contacted my neighbor mainly just to let him know what had just happened. He told me he would look at it when he got back in to town, he was at the beach for Memorial weekend.

Long story short, my neighbor wanted me to get 3-4 quotes on how much it would cost to have this tree removed. So I got the quotes. Then he said that his mother, who actually owned the property, said that she would only pay half of the cost to get the tree removed. Since most of the tree was on her property, Wendy and I thought it only fair that we pay only 1/3 of the cost for the tree removal. Which she rejected. So then we called our lawyer and he said that basically, according to the law, we were right and 1/3 was more than fair.

But before all this happened my neighbor, or rather my neighbor’s son, Delan, had found a tree guy that gave him an unbelievable quote of just $2500.00! Now Wendy and I had already taken out a loan because we did not have the money to afford to do this project. I had gotten a loan of $2000.00 – $100 for loan processing fees so a total of $1900.00.

So we had agreed with Delan and his Mother that we would pay for half of the $2500 removal cost which would be $1250.00.

So when we saw our lawyer he said it would not be worth the expense to take them to court to make our point that we were right and should only pay 1/3 the cost. So we just let that part of it go and decided that living at peace with our neighbors was more important.

So this tree guy, Steve Church, was an amazing guy, he knew exactly what he was doing and he got the job done in just 2 days!!

Now I doubt anyone reads my blog but just incase you do read this, and need a tree guy and you live in Statesville NC or surrounding area, you should call Church’s All American Tree Services.

I don’t want to go into all the details here I just wanted to upload some of the pictures that I took while Steve was doing his thing on the MONSTER OAK TREE.



OK HELLO FOLKS… I set up this blog years ago and have not really used it because I figured I didn’t have much to say and no one really cared to hear my opinion anyway.

But now I feel strongly about something and whether anyone ever reads this blog or not I am going to post it anyway. If for no other reason than to get it off my chest and out of my system and at least document where I stand on this issue.

To begin with I have copied these quotes from a website

“When a deviation enters a stream of truth, at the first point of deviation, error looks like truth; it is very hard to see it as error. This is what has misled so many people. They never recognize error until they became engrossed in it. Down the line they begin to suspect that it is error, but by that time they are already hooked.” – Ray C. Stedman [1917-1992]

“All errors in Christian theology and practice can be traced back to an inadequate view of Scripture. The modern church’s low view of Scripture is evidenced by its willingness to dabble with psychology, its readiness to absent the Bible from the preaching ministry, and its constant pursuit and embrace of extra biblical revelation. ― Jim Osman, Truth or Territory: A Biblical Approach to Spiritual Warfare”

• The Christian’s responsibility does not stop with his own rejection of evil. He is also responsible for exposing and opposing darkness wherever it is found, especially when it is found in the church. – The MacArthur Study Bible
• [R]eprove them (these works), which is done when they are not passed over in silence and indulgently excused, but are held up with censure to the doer, and have their immorality discovered and brought home, in order to produce amendment. This chastening reproof is an oral one, since the context does not intimate anything else… – Meyer’s NT Commentary
• [N]ote the still harder Christian duty of vigorous protest:…And if Christian people think that they have done all their duty, in regard to clamant and common iniquities, by simply abstaining from them and presenting a nobler example, they have yet to learn one very important chapter of their duty. A dumb Church is a dying Church, and it ought to be; for Christ has sent us here in order, amongst other things, that we may bring Christian principles to bear upon the actions of the community; and not be afraid to speak when we are called upon by conscience to do so. – MacLaren Expositions Of Holy Scripture”
These are not my words but I do fully agree with what is being said in the above quotations.

Many years ago in the foolishness of my youth I got involved in a lot of things that I shouldn’t have gotten involved in considering my Fundamental Baptist upbringing. Nevertheless, I did and I learned a lot the hard way or rather relearned a lot. I say relearned because I had been taught the truth from my youth. I knew the King James Bible was the Word of God to man in English because that is what I had been raised to believe. However I was not truly convinced in my heart that it was true. So I went out on my own to find out if it was true and if not what was true in the world.

Soon after graduating from High School, I tried to join the U.S. Navy but failed the physical. So then I got an opportunity to join the Seafarers International Union, in Houston Texas. And off I went to find out what was true and what was false.

It was the early 70’s and the cultural revolution had just gotten started in the mid 60’s so I thought it would be fun to join the hippy movement, peace, love, sex, drugs, and of course rock & roll. I went to the Far East by way of the merchant marines and my first trip was to Thailand. On that trip I was introduced to the heavy drugs of hashish and opium. I learned why they called it “getting stoned” because it felt like I had just been stoned without the physical pain just real dopey in the head. I later tried other drugs and found my drugs of choice were the psychodelic drugs, LSD, mescaline, PCP, mushrooms etc.

I also experimented with different religious beliefs and philosophies.   I joined various different cults but never stayed very long in any of them. But I was learning that what I had been taught was starting to make sense. I read my Bible from time to time but never really got much out of it.  Until one night in Pusan, Korea. I was on a freighter and we were anchored out in the bay in Pusan, Korea. We had hired local laborers to do our deck work for us so we could go ashore and play. We discovered that there was an Army Captain on the beach that was selling clinical LSD. So we went and bought a few tabs and proceeded to take a trip on LSD. Boy what a trip that was. The prostitute that I was with didn’t want to take the acid she said “my mind go vacation me no like my mind go vacation” but I made her take a hit anyway because I didn’t want to trip alone. We started getting off on the acid and then things got rally weird. The woman I was with started flipping out and I was trying to calm her down but then I started freaking out with her. I don’t remember the details but basically we both had an “out of body” experience. and it was like we were climbing over all these dead and dying bodies. She was ahead of me and then she died and I climbed over her body. That is when I entered this tunnel of light and felt myself being pulled into this big dark space. I saw famous people who had recently died like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. They were trying to tell me to go back. Then I REALLY GOT SCARED. I came to another large space and I saw my old pastor from the Fundamental Baptist Church I was raised in and he was shaking his head and saying “there is no back door you cannot come in this way”. Then I knew this was not just a hallucination BUT I WAS REALLY DYING!!!

Then all of a sudden I was back in the room and I saw my body and the woman’s body lying on the bed. But the room was full of all these demonic creatures which were circling our bodies. I appeared that they were trying to possess our bodies. That is when I screamed of Jesus to save me because I realized that what was happening to me was REAL.

All of a sudden as I was watching from the cieling I saw my right arm come up and started going in a circle to the right. And I heard a loud unnatural voice speak out of my mouth saying:

“I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

Repeating over and over as my arm was circiling every time it was repeated more and more demonic creatures would vanish. Until eventually the room was empty and I felt my should fall back into my body.

Then I was back in my body and I woke up and the woman I was with woke up too. We hugged each other and were happy we were still alive and safe. Thanks to Jesus!

Now I know many people would say it was just another bad trip and none of that really happened but that’s ok they have a right to their opinion or you have a right to your opinion. But I was there and I know what I went through and it was VERY REAL.

That was when I had an awakening about what was really going on in the world and that my Biblical up-bringing and all that I had learned as a child in church was real. But still that didn’t stop me from using drugs I just kept on partying, sinking deeper in my addictions. I know it seems I am rambling now but bear with me because I am going some where with all this. I need to let you know my history so you can fully understand why I believe what  I believe about what is going on in the Church today.

OK fast forward in time several years, by this time I am a real basket case. My Mom, God rest her soul, was desperate to try to find some help for me as I was having terrible flashbacks and had attempted suicide once. So she took me to a Christian Rehabilitation facility in Killeen Texas. And things got weirder there. It was a Pentecostal denomination facility that believed in all sorts of supernatural stuff like demonic manifestations and Holy Ghost revelations. I stayed there several months and it was a very structured disciplined environment. But I saw a lot of strange things while I was there…and  I was not on drugs either.

I met some very interesting people while at the drug re-hab center. There was a guy there who was very strange indeed. He was a rather short fellow. I am 6’3 so a lot of people look short to me but he was different. They say they found him sleeping on the roof of a church building. And no one knows how he got up there…….

Hebrews 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

So I think he may well have been an angel in disguise. Then I met another guy there who had drug problems who had been in the army stationed in Pusan Korea at the same time I was there and had my “out of body” experience. He told me he knew the officer that was dealing the LSD too and had flipped out on it too!!! He said he recognized me from that bad trip and I vaguely remember seeing him too while I was flipping out but we didn’t know each other at the time and I never saw him “in the flesh” while I was in Pusan.

So I guess I am saying all this to say that there are supernatural things going on around us that we are unaware of all the time. I don’t know if I am making any sense but it is doing me good to write all this down and processes it now after all these decades have gone by.

Well you would think that I would have straightened up after going through all this but NOOOO I got out of the re-hab center and went to stay with my Dad in Houston. There I got back into drinking again and getting high mainly on weed this time.

My Dad was working 2 jobs and very busy so he didn’t really pay much attention to what I was doing and I was careful not to let him know how bad off I was either. Besides my Dad had his own demons to deal with. Turns out he was an adulterer and living a double life. He died of a heart attack at age 61.

Well my time at the Christian re-hab center did turn me around somewhat and I did try to start going back to church. But it was by way of the Charismatic Movement. Coming off of drugs was hard and the Charismatic Church seemed to be a good fit for me at the time because at least they recognized the supernatural aspects of the Bible. But I later realized that they were being deceived by the devil also. They were fallowing “another Jesus and another gospel”. It took me many years to wake up to this deception but I finally did and found that it all had to do with how the Bible was being changed bit by bit over the years. Since about the mid-1800’s Bible publishers were putting out “new” translations of the Bible which were being subtly changed claiming that no one could understand the “archaic” language of the Authorized King James Bible of 1611.

I was raised in a King James Bible Church so I was interested in finding out more about this phenomenom. So I read a book by a Dr. John MacArthur called Charismatic Chaos and it was a real eye opener! He explained what was going on in the Charismatic movement and where it came from and where it was going. Now that bothered me because I had gotten involved in the Charismatic Movement pretty deeply. I was “baptized in tongues” and “prophesied” and “spoke words of knowledge” and all of that stuff. I had had other lay hands on me and pray for me and many other things that I experienced that I now was discovering were not necessarily of God or His Holy Ghost but were of a counterfeit spirit.

Mark 13:22 For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

So I left the church I was attending where I was involved in the “Praise & Worship” team and they all got upset at me for just dropping out like that. My wife also was leading the “Intercessory Prayer” team at the church so it was a shock that we both dropped out like that. Well we tried to go back and meet with them to explain why we had left. But it fell on deaf ears.

Mark 4:9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Well they were self deceived because they had bought into the lying signs and wonders and so they were blinded to the truth…and still are…I pray for them but only God can open their eyes like he opened my eyes.

So I started researching these new Bible translations and also the King James Bible. I wanted to know  what made the King James Bible so special and what made all the other translations so different. Suffice it to say there are hundreds of websites on the www that support both pros & cons of both sides of this issue. But personally I am convinced as many others are that the AKJB is the true Word of God in English for the English speaking world!

I have also observed that there is a hostility within the Modern Church against people like me who prefer to use the King James Bible as their Bible. I have gotten in heated debates in chat rooms about this subject and I have found that people get very offended when I tell them why I use the King James Bible. For me it is all a part of the “narrow way”.

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Matthew 7:13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

And I am convinced now after all I have been through that GOD IS REAL THE DEVIL IS REAL HEAVEN IS REAL AND HELL IS REAL & I DO NOT WANT TO END UP IN HELL!!!

Anyone interested in researching this topic can get a copy of a good little book by David W. Daniels called “Why They Changed the Bible”. It really does a good job of explaining the whole conspiracy like I am unable to because David Daniels is a translation and lingusitic scholar who has studied the Bible and the Translation issues for many years.

For many years after leaving the Charismatic Church my wife and I did not attend any church. We found an online church and pastor who taught from the King James Bible and we just watched his services on Sunday’s together in our living  room.

I should say for a time we did veer off the King James path when we started listening to a program called “the daily audio bible by brian hardin”. This guy read the Bible every day but he used different translations every day and we followed his ministry for awhile until we realized that he too was deceived by the new translations.

Now to many people all this will not matter at all. For the un-churched and non-believers it doesn’t matter in the least because they don’t care about the things of God. For the vast majority of the Modern Day Church I will be called divisive and an antagonist and a rebel.

That does not really bother me anymore because I am convinced that the King James Bible is the Word of God in English so all the other stuff just does not matter to me anymore what people think of me and my beliefs do not bother me anymore.

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

So if you have read this far, then there may be hope for you. This is my warning to the CHURCH AT LARGE ALL OVER THE WORLD BE A WARE!! WAKE UP!!! THIS IS NOT A GAME!! THIS IS LIFE AND DEATH … ETERNAL LIFE AND ETERNAL DEATH!!!

Thank you for reading my blog and I pray the Lord will give you the eyes to see and the ears to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Churches today!

I am now a 5 year Post Liver Transplant Survivor


August 3, 2010 I was wheeled into an operating room at CMC in Charlotte, NC. I had Hepatitis C and it had destroyed my OEM Liver. So I had to have a transplant if I wanted to continue on in this life and this world.

The operation was completed on August 4, 2010 I was told it took about 6-8 hours to complete. It was a success, which is why I am able to write this blog!

Unfortunately it did not get rid of the Hep C virus and I continued to battle that vicious dragon for another 3 years. I finally was able to get on a treatment that did kill the virus. Praise the Lord finally I am Hep C free!!!

So as of August 4, 2015, I am a 5 year survivor of a liver transplant. And I just want to thank the Lord Most High for that miracle of modern medicine and the whole staff at Carolina Medical Center Transplant Division, for all their great care and expertise!!!

I am doing good except for the chronic fatigue syndrome which has not gone away. But since I had to retire early I can take lots of naps so I am learning to live with it.

To all those who may be fighting the Hep C virus I want to encourage you all not to give up hope! There are amazing medicines out there now that are really curing people of this vicious virus in a short amount of time with hardly any side affects.

Well, I guess that is about all I have to say for now…so happy trails to you until we meet again…

New Year New Hope New Life

I am looking forward to this new year. I completed my Triple Therapy Treatment for HepC and this year I will be in recovery from the devastation which that virus has caused in my life.
I am learning more about my King James Bible by listening to my Pastor Mike. He is a very good Bible teacher/preacher. I am so thankful I found him on youtube.

I started this draft and never finished it. Now it is Oct. 10 2014, so the year is about gone.

So I will finish it now with an update about how my year went as it flew by at the speed of light!!! As I mentioned in my opening paragraph, I finished my treatment for Hep C on Jan. 13th 2014. And I have now been officially pronounced CURED of the Hep C virus! Yaaayyy Praise the Lord. I am grateful for this healing. But I am still not feeling too well. But I am doing well otherwise. My blood work and health is good.

This year has flown by just like last year. I am busier now that I was last year but I am not sure that is a good thing.

I am still listening to Pastor Mike and learning a lot about the King James Bible. Also reading more books about the KJB and how it came into being. I recently listened to an audio book by David W. Daniels of Chick publications entitled “Why They Changed the Bible”. It was very interesting to learn what has gone on behind the scene in the area of publishing and translating the Bible into various languages. It is a real Conspiracy that is well documented!

Now as I face another New Year, I am hopeful but anxious about what this coming year 2015 will bring about. So many things in this old world are changing so fast. We have a Jihadist in our White House who has managed to fool everyone except the “remnant” of believers that can see through his lies and deception. Just look around you and you can see how he has kept his original Campaign promise of CHANGE! Oh he has changed things all right, we now have legalized sodomite marriages, legalized recreational drug use, at the same time he has tried to take Bible Christianity out of the culture. His mission was to Destroy America from within, and he has been very successful at that. He calls terrorism “workplace violence” and wants to arm the terrorists in Syria and other places in the world. Some say he is the Anti-Christ I don’t think he is but he is paving the way for the BEAST to take over the world for sure. That reminds me of a Photoshoped graphic of Obama with a T-shirt on that said “I paved the way for the Anti-Christ and all I got was this lousy T-shirt”.  There is a lot of truth in that joke for sure.

I will end my blog with this bit of ancient wisdom,

Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; (Ephesians 4:15-16) “But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: {16} From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”

Socialogical Observation

Hello Blog World or should I say Universe?
I have been using these machines(Computers) since about 1990. And I have been observing the trends and evolution or should I say revolution and the affect it is having on society.
So these are a few of my observations, these are only my opinions and do not or may not have anything to do with what is really going on.
I have observed the advent of Social Media with facebook, google+,linkedin,wordpress, etc etc ad nauseum.
It amazes me how trivial people are. And how trusting they are of the Internet.
Even after it has come out in the news that Google, Facebook, et. al. have sold out to the Federal Government!!
The NSA is collecting all data and information from google facebook and most other social media and profiling Americans.
So, I am asking why? Why would they want to spend the time and money in building warehouses of hard drives to store all this data?
Do YOU ever wonder that? I doubt it. The ruling elite have a name for us, they call us the Sheeple.
You know why? Because they look at us as if we are dumb sheep and will follow wherever they lead us.
After years of research and observation, I tend to agree with them.
Stalin or Lenin had a more graphic term for us, We the People, They called us the Vulgar Masses.
And THEY have plans for us, but not like the Lord not plans to prosper us but plans to destroy us!
And although these plans are easily verifiable, still we follow along as they lead us all over the cliff to our certain destruction.
So I have observed that very few of us the sheeple are even awake or aware of what is really going on behind the scenes behind the news and what is reported. Behind the movies and tv shows, these are propaganda machines that THEY use to brainwash us into and opiated daze.
And it’s working I must say.
So I close this comment or blog with this observation, Mark 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.