Our Mental Hard Drive – “The Brain”


“Challenging Ourselves through Questions”

Have you ever done something and later asked yourself, “Why did I do that?”
Did you ever tell yourself, “If I would have know that, I would have done things differently?”

Information is generally involved in everything we do. Information is essential and can be critical as we take steps through life desiring to make the least amount of mistakes.

The information available today is at an all time high. Media and online resources are exploding. It is at our finger tips if we care to explore for it. Even if we don’t realize it, the information that is absorbed by our mind, plays a role in how we react to any given situation. It is at the heart of what we eat, the fun things we enjoy doing, the work details we perform, our reaction to things we fear, virtually every function or task we undertake.

In many ways we could look at the information absorbed by our brain similar to information stored on a computers hard drive. Our thinking process utilizes this stored information. We use our mind to search back in time to what we recorded in it, or we kick in gear an understanding or reaction based on past experiences. A little like an application running on a computer. Sometimes we utilize our stored information subconsciously in our decision process. Sometimes we need our subconscious mind to quickly react but it doesn’t because we never trained it properly. Then after the fact we might say, “If only I would have done this.” There are times when we react so quickly that we never recognize if we reacted properly all based on something in our minds that triggered the response. Only when someone calls us out do we possibly slow long enough to question if our understanding was correct.

Through repetition, receiving the same information several time, repeating the same thoughts, we begin to place a priority over less received information. Companies today monitor our activity online or our purchasing history. They begin to see a pattern and as a result, they put things in front of us that follow this pattern of thinking.

We need to be aware that we can subconsciously feed our minds with one-sided information.

If we feed our minds with one-sided information, then we become lopsided, or possible what someone else would like us to become. It may be our way of feeding our minds with things that bring comfort, satisfaction, or even fill our emotional desires. The more we feed or are fed the same information, the more we believe it.

Is it possible that we are allowing ourselves to become brain washed?

Sometimes a computers hard-drive becomes overloaded with outdated, incorrect, or flawed information. This can cause results that while looking correct, are not. So some hard-drives may require reformatting, or at the least, old files and programs need to be removed. A clean-up program can be run to enable it to operate correctly. Outdated programs need to be replaced with new one that have bugs removed. Proper information needs to be made available to them.

Our brain requires a similar type of updating. Some things we learned 10, 20, 30, or 50+ years ago may not be totally correct. Sciences continue to learn and produce updates. New findings become available that could totally alter what one was taught during their education years. If we stop our learning process, we become outdated, we lock in our beliefs and understandings.

What would be nice is if we could just install a mental program that would search out and remove all misunderstandings, erase old outdated information and beliefs, clean up all the fragmented thoughts and reorganize how our information flows during our thought process.

Our mind is a powerful tool that we are blessed to have,
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Proper care and maintenance are required.

This brings us to the question about the evolution of, or the creation of our brain.

Regardless of where you choose to place your faith, in evolution or in creation, one need to explore and understand details behind both sides. Did we evolve or is God real? Do the sciences support both creation as well as parts of our understanding of evolution?

Are the grounds that you stand on with respect to God and creation solid?

 

 

Reflecting on Life


When I look back on my childhood, taking the time to evaluate my life, or maybe I should say the areas that I wrapped my arms around and embraced and those that I didn’t, it brings great joy and in some cases a level of sadness. Turning the clock back to my childhood, growing up on the farm during the 50’s and 60’s with little spare cash, just enough to get by with and sometimes not even that much, I had a good life that taught me more than I ever gave it credit for.

Graduating High School in 1968 while the Viet Nam war was in full swing, seeing many of my friends serving there and returning home not the same person, some in a box, some missing limbs, but mostly changed personalities due to the effects of the war, was a difficult time.

Getting married at age nineteen, building our first house at age twenty, becoming a father at age twenty-one, were huge steps in life for me.

The foundation learned as a youth growing up was never lost, only forgotten for many years. Saddened by so much I had witnessed as a youth and my mid-teenage years in the religious arena, set my life path in motion. Determination set in, a drive to enjoy life, to become financially sound, to take a stand against all that didn’t fit into my version of faith, all began while still in high school.

Working my way up the ranks of my first job, I worked hard. I took on two jobs in those early years trying to earn what I felt was required to be a good provider. Then becoming licensed in the electrical trade and eventually starting our own company my life was very busy. Between work, family and fun, I had my hands full. Then my eyes were opened to the rest of the world when I took a new job in 1986. Being able to travel to many parts of the world, I began to see and feel the effects that war really has. To be close to war, hearing how others dealt with war both old and new, grasping the many religious faiths and beliefs including those that have no belief in God, it kicked in motion my past and the emotions caused me to re-evaluate my understandings of life.

So what does this mean in the grander scheme of things? It shows that from childhood on, our lives and personalities are set in a direction and become altered as we continue to age, grasping new information, learning about others we cross paths with. The real question is; do we allow ourselves the freedom to open our mind and explore what we see and hear? Or do we remain set in our ways determined not to allow change? Do we even recognize that we are closed to anything that may disrupt our desires and beliefs in life?

For me, I spent the time to re-evaluate my past, examine what I had learned and experienced, and to wrap my arms around what I believe this life is all about. I worked hard to eliminate the mental blocks that so often accompanies our attempt to truly understand, disabling any rational outcome. What I found was that I could make a decision for myself, placing my faith in what I had come to understand. While it was influenced by many, it was in the end, my choice, my decision, my beliefs.

So there’s this lingering question

When was the time you slowed down long enough, shoved the distraction aside, threw out the external influences of those that educate with an agenda whether religious or non-religious or educational and dug deep enough that you allowed yourself the freedom to choose where you have placed your faith?

One of the biggest things I learned along this adventure is that it takes faith to believe in life, it takes faith to believe what it is all about. It takes faith to believe in God or to not believe in God. It takes faith to believe in the direction we choose for our lives.

Where is your faith placed?  

 

To Love or to Feel Love


Do you love what you love, or just the feeling? This question was part of a personality test written by Jonathan-Safran-Foer and posted by my friend David Kanigan. A great question that is worth the time to ponder. Giving this some thought it brought many questions to mind. These are just a few.

Do you love the feeling you get or do you love unconditionally?

Do you love when someone is not there or only when you are with them?

Do you spring into action when something attacks what you love or do you sit and wait for the dust to  settle?

Would you die for what you love or only attempt within reason to help?

Can you show your love or is your love just a hidden feeling you can’t or don’t express?

Can you show your love even when it is not to your benefit at the time?

Can you love and forget the shortcomings of your love or do you let the shortcomings affect your love?

Do you always nurture your love or just when you want that feeling of love?

Would you give up anything and everything for your love or would you sit back and wait until your timing was better for you?

Are you addicted to your love for the right reasons or are you just addicted?

Can you let your love go and still love what just left?

What is true love of someone or something? Love is very precious and should hold a place in our heart that no one can disrupt. Only we can spoil that love. That love does not spoil itself. One can spoil love for the other but it was not love that spoiled it. If we could all choose to love unconditionally then love would flourish! The hurts would disappear. The lives of everyone in this world would be affected in a positive way allowing God’s plan for each of us to be fulfilled. The golden rule comes to mind. “Love your neighbor as yourself”. Do to others as you would want them to do to you as my Grandmother always said. True love would change our lives and those around us. My resolution for the future is to attempt to always love unconditionally. What will be yours?

 

19 – Searching for Answers – An Eventful Night


Can Joe finally wrap his head around everything that has happened? What will some of his friends think? Could Sarah be that special person that everyone always dreams they will find? 

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Joe headed back to his place with his head in the clouds thinking about how much he liked Sarah and how nice her parents were. What more could anybody ever want in a girlfriend. Wow, I just officially called her my girlfriend. Maybe it’s even more than that. I think I have completely fallen head over heals in love with her. Stop – stop – stop, get a grip. You don’t stand a chance long-term. Yes I do. You don’t get those feelings if there isn’t something special happening on both sides. I know she likes me or she would not make me feel craze when I am with her, sending my head spinning when she kisses me, hugs me or just holds my hand. But remember that thing about having a belief the same as hers. I am not going to change my belief just for Sarah. Besides she told me that it has to be something I do on my own. But in the end I will lose her if I……. Ok this is crazy. I am talking to myself then answering myself and solving nothing.

Joe pulled into his place and made his way to the door and notice a note slid in between the door and the weather-stripping. Turning the key with one hand he grab the note and walked inside, laid them on the table by the door, walked to the fridge to grab a beer and then sat down in his chair. He laid his head back for a few minutes revisiting the events of the day when he remember the note. Retrieving the note from the table he sat back down and opened it. Hi Joe. I  just stop by to see how you are doing. We only had a short talk the other night and I wanted to catch up. Call me if you want. Love Carol. Joe reach over and picked up his beer, took a drink, laid the note on the end table and thought about Carol for just a few moments. Stop – just stop. I need to make sure Carol understand that I have a girlfriend and that we are not going to become an item again. I like Sarah and don’t want to do anything to screw it up.

Joe headed towards the bedroom wanting to just get some sleep. Crawling into bed he remembered back to the warm feelings he has when he is with Sarah. How he wished they could be together all the time. After a short while his eyes went closed as he fell asleep still dreaming he was with Sarah. As the night rolled on Joe began to roll and toss. Come on run faster Joe told himself. I can’t breathe and I need a place to hide long enough to regain some energy or I will become a dinosaurs dinner. Joe’s mind was processing everything around him at lightning speed as he looked around realizing he had been here before. Taking a quick left he headed up a small incline and spotted the opening in the side of the hill. Pushing forward with the last of his energy he reached the entrance to the cave and quickly disappeared into the darkness inside. Still hearing the sounds outside as the dinosaur push on everything in site in an attempt to locate his next dinner, letting out noises that would wake the dead and make them run, he quietly leaned against the wall of the cave gasp for oxygen and tried to regain some strength. All at once he remembered the entrance on the other side of the cave and how it was safe. Rolling onto his hands and knees he started moving deeper into the cave looking for that glimmer of light he remembered. Moving slowly, feeling the wall’s as he made his way deeper and deeper he keep saying; why didn’t I bring my lighter? I can’t believe I didn’t bring my lighter. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Trying to remember how far it was to the large carved out room where the light entered from the opening in the rock above, he realized he was going down a slope and not up like before. Joe could feel the frantic emotions as he realized he must have made a wrong turn when he heard a noise coming from deeper in the cave. It sounded like something or someone was calling his name. Keep coming Joe. You can make it. Joe sat motionless as his mind was running out of control as he tried to figure out what he was really hearing. He knew the sound of that voice but couldn’t put a face on it. Something told him he needed to retreat while something else was urging him forward. He started to move closer as the voice became clearer when he saw a light flicker giving him hope that this was the exit on the other side he was looking for. As he moved forward he expected to come into the larger carved out room he remembered. He started to side down the sloped floor of the cave. Something is wrong. He looked up just in time to see one of the largest flying beast he had ever imagined. Turning he quickly made his way up the slope and back in the direction he came from. The voice he heard was called his name again. You almost made it. Come on back. I know that voice Joe told himself. Who is she? I know it’s not Sarah. Joe continued working his way back as the voice became fainter with each turn of the cave walls when he again saw a faint glimmer of light. Inching his way forward he could see the small opening he remembered. He started moving quickly and slide through the small entrance and could see the pool of water in the center of the room. Reaching his hand in he took a drink to quench his thirst. Looking over to the opposite side he could see what looked like the exit he used once before. Slowly making his way forward he could see the drawings on the wall. He lowered himself and sliding on his belly he inched his way to the opening where the grass was waving back and forth as the breeze outside gently pushed it like someone blowing on a candle but not killing the light. He reach the grass and looking over its top he could see the lake and the animals and the birds were again singing that comforting tune. He looked across the lake and could again see Sarah standing on the other side next to the fountain. He started to call out Sarah’s name when he realized he was talking to the wall of his bedroom next to his bed. Sitting up on the edge of his bed, putting his hands on his head and resting his elbows on his knees, Joe started to shake. A tear slid down his cheek as he realized that he would never put this behind him until he made a decision. What will it be?

Joe took a deep breath and decided to do something he had never done before. God, if you are real, I need to talk to you. I need your help. Sarah told me about you and I have read how you created everything. I think it just might be true. She told me about You sending your son Jesus to earth just to help us craze humans understand what this life is really all about. I also heard he died and you brought him back to life and that people saw him and talked to him after he had been in his tomb for three days. She also told me You took him back to heaven to live with You and that he would come back someday for all of us. She told me that if I would accept him for who he is, ask him to forgive me for all the wrong things I have done, he would forgive me and never remember them ever again. She told me that my life would never be the same. That I would have an inter-comfort for the rest of my life, like nothing I have ever experienced. Well if you made this world and Jesus is really your son, then I want some of that. I have done so many thing wrong in my life and I would like to forget them and move forward. And I don’t know where these dreams are coming from, but if you have anything to do with them, could You just make them stop. I really do get it. You are the creator and Jesus is your son. I am ready to let You take over my life. I want You to forgive me for my past and help me with the future. As Joe sat on the edge of his bed, his tears began to flow down his cheeks as he said; please just show me the way and if you can, please show me you are with me. I believe in you and want you in my life from now on.

Joe felt something happen, something he could not explain, something that Sarah had hinted at but never really came right out and told him about. He began to smile as he felt the burdens of old lifted off his shoulders, the feelings of not understanding became clear and a feeling of joy filled his thoughts as his mind seemed to finally have all the answers he had searched for. He knew something had happened. Something deep in his chest told him he was now a believer and he felt great about it. Joe looked up saying; God, I guess this is the answer I asked for. I have found what to place my faith in. Thank you so much for being patient with me and letting me figure this out. Thank you so much and I look forward to talking to you more in the future.

Joe picked up his phone and hit the speed dial to Sarah. Sarah heard the buzzing of her phone. Looking at the clock she could see that it was 5 o’clock am but could also see it was Joe name on the screen. She picked it up saying; hi Joe. Do you know what time it is? No I don’t, replied Joe. It’s 5 AM Joe! I am so sorry Sarah. I just didn’t think about the time. It must be important if you couldn’t wait until morning to call, replied Sarah as she wiped the sleep from her eyes and feeling a little unhappy about being woke up so early. You know I need my beauty sleep Sarah added. Your beautiful without it Joe replied. But I had to tell you; I did it Sarah. I did it. You did what Joe? I talked to God and he answered me! I know now what it’s all about. I have found my answers. I asked God into my life. And I – I – love you Sarah! Sarah began to cry as she listen to Joe and his excitement as he continued to tell her all about the night. Joe offered up another apology saying; I am so sorry for waking you Sarah. Wiping her tears from her eyes Sarah tried to talk but was lost for words. After a few quiet moments passed Sarah said; I am really glad you called no matter what the time was. I am so excited for you. And Joe, I love you too!

“To be continued”

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Where will Joe go from here with his new-found faith and his declaration of his love for Sarah?

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17 – Searching for Answers – Dinner at Sarah’s


How detailed will Joe be with his feelings? Will Carol stay a memory of the past?

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Joe headed back to his house to kill the next hour before going over to Sarah’s. Quickly changing out of his work clothes into something a little nicer, he sat down in his favorite chair, turned on the TV and was skipping around the channels when a dinosaur filled the screen. He had found the Discovery channel and they were airing a program on the history of dinosaurs. The first thing Joe heard was that 120 million years ago ………. Hitting the pause button on the remote Joe looked at the ceiling and said: man is not 120 million years old, so why would I have a dream about being chased by dinosaurs that are? He pressed play again and a few minutes passed as he was thinking about this one statement when he hit the channel button a couple times and stumbled on to a documentary showing a picture of a dinosaur track on top of a human track. Ok, this is just wild. The show was about some findings down in Texas. That’s it Joe thought to himself as he turned the TV off. He jumped out of his chair, grabbed his keys off the table and headed out the door. Checking the time he realized he had some time to kill before he went to Sarah’s, so he just sat there in the quiet of his car, closed his eyes letting his mind sort things out.

Joe’s phone rang and quickly picking it up he could see it was Sarah. Are you still coming over? We are almost ready to eat. Joe looked at his watch and discovered time had got away from him. I’m sorry Sarah. I am on my way and will be their in a few minutes. Tell you more when I get there.

Joe pulled up in front of Sarah’s house and quickly headed to the front door when Sarah opened it with a smile on her face. Well I thought you were going to play hooky from dinner also or was it that you don’t like to peel potatoes? I would never play hooky when it was to see you Joe whispered as he gave Sarah a big hug. Come on in, dinner is on the table Sarah said with a grin.

Hi everyone. Sorry I’m late, Joe said to as he walked into the room and saw Sarah’s parents walking out of the kitchen with the last of the food. It was really nice that you inviting me to join you for dinner. I will help do the dishes to make up for being tardy. Oh my, I think I like this guy Sarah’s mom said as she smiled at her daughter. Come on let sit down and get started. They sat around the table and Sarah’s dad told Joe it was a custom for them to say grace before dinner and that they held hands while saying it. Sarah reached over and took Joe’s hand and her mom took his other. Joe’s heart was racing and he didn’t even hear the prayer except the amen when Sarah’s mom let go of Joes hand. Sarah and Joe continued to hold on as the electricity would not let go.

Sarah’s dad picked up the dish of potato’s and passed them to Joe saying; guest first. Thank you Joe replied as he let go of Sarah’s hand to take the dish. Before long they were all eating when Sarah’s dad said; it’s really nice to have you join us for dinner Joe. Sarah talks about you sometimes, actually a lot sometimes, and has told us a little about you. We would like you to know that you are welcome at our house anytime. So what do you do for a living anyway. Well, I work in a shop where we build modular housing. We build the walls and floors in the shop and ship them to the building site where they are put together. Oh, I know that company. Is it Clifford Homes? Sure is Joe replied. I have a friend that is one of the owners there. Ok dad, enough shop talk. I want to hear about Joe’s day off work today and what he was up too. I’m not sure my day off work is a good topic for the dinner table Joe replied. Well it’s up to you Joe, but we always talk about our day over dinner sharing different stories and laughing at some of the craziness that happens Sarah’s mom added. Sarah jumped in saying; you can feel comfortable talking about anything if you want. I have told them just a little about your crazy dreams, so they already know you are a little crazy. We can talk after dinner also. But mom and dad are great listeners and generally have some good help and advice Sarah said with a snicker on her face. Oh just generally Sarah’s mom replied as she laughed out loud. Everyone joined in the laughter adding to Joe’s comfort level with Sarah’s parents.

Sarah’s dad broke the ice by looking at Joe and saying; we want you feel comfortable and welcome in our home and just all us Carl and June if you would like too. Sarah’s dad continued saying; from what Sarah has told us, you have some of the same issues I had when I was close to your age. I had big issues with this creation and evolution thing and I think we have better information now than we did back 25 years ago. I was so upset with the church I left it in the dust as I ran away. I was going to enjoy life and no one was going to make rules that were going to stop me. I don’t think I was a wild person; I just liked to have a little fun. Many of the people in the church I was raised in were so – well let’s say high and mighty and hypocritical – I didn’t want anything to do with them. It took me a long time to realize that I was judging God by just a few people. I met June’s parents and they showed me what a real Christian was really all about. I learned that many of those man-made rules that some religious organizations put on their people are just that; man-made. I don’t think I really ever stopped believing in God, I was just very upset with people who said they were Christian’s but acted like they weren’t most of the time. And then you add in all the hype about evolution – well let just say I kind of understand where you might be coming from. Did you ever have any dreams about dinosaurs Joe asked leaving the part about Sarah out? Not that I can remember Joe. Just a lot of doubt, frustration, anxiety and a general dislike of man-made religious rules designed to control our thoughts and behaviors.

Sarah reaching over and putting her hand on Joes arm said; Dad, I never knew you had any issues with the church or the Christian religion. You have never talked about it. You have always made me feel positive about God and have never added any rules outside of the ones I have learned from the Bible. Well that is because I figured it out just after you were born and I vowed to help you see Christianity the right way. I wanted you to know what took me so long to figure out without going through the feelings and doubts I had. I wanted you to make your decisions based on what is written in the Bible.

Joe looked over at Sarah saying you have some pretty cool parents. I guess some of us have some things in common no matter what we believe. Most people do have a lot in common Sarah’s dad replied. We just don’t realize it. We can get so caught up in our own thoughts and feelings that we can’t see the things going on around us. Well you both have made me feel welcome and Sarah, well you know …. Joe stopped as he was lost for words. Yes we like her too Joe, Sarah’s mom added.

Joe looked at Sarah and said come on let’s get started with the dishes that I volunteered us to do. What do you mean us, Sarah said laughing. It wasn’t long and things were put away and dishes were clean. Sarah asked Joe if he would like to go out and sit on the deck. I really want to hear about your day she added.

As they walked outside Joe reach for Sarah’s hand which she willingly gave him. She looked around and not seeing her parents watching she put her other arm around Joes neck, pulled him close and with her beautiful brown eyes looking into Joe’s, stood on her toes and gave Joe a kiss. Joe responded as he quickly pulled her even closer. They held each other tightly for a few moments before they made their way to the sofa on the deck. They just sat quietly for a while holding hands as they stared out at the sun set when Sarah said; ok, tell me about your day.

“To be continued”

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Is Joe changing his feelings about Christianity? Is Sarah going to give into her feeling for Joe and allow herself to become Joes girlfriend in spite of their different beliefs? 

16 – Searching for Answers – Influences


What will Joe do with the information Dr. Bob gave him at their chance meeting? Will he hang around and wait for Carol to take another break?

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Joe sat at the bar and took another sip of his beer letting his mind continue to analyze the comments Dr. Bob had made when Carol walked up and asked if he would like another beer. I don’t think so. I need to go back home, get some sleep and be ready for work tomorrow morning Joe said smiling back at Carol. Well I thought you were going to update me on what has happened in your life Carol added. I would like to but I really need to get going. Well here’s a rain check with my new number on it, Carol smiled as she slid it across the bar to Joe. Give me a call if you ever want to get together. It would be fun. Joe tossed a twenty on the bar to pay his tab, picked up the paper Carol gave him saying it was great to see you again, stuffed it in his pocket and headed to his car.

Joe got in his car, sat back in his seat, turned on the radio and turned his mind loose trying to understand everything that just happened. He smiled to himself remembering how much fun he and Carol have had but then he remembered Sarah and how she made him feel and Carol never had that effect on him. What am I doing Joe mind snapped?

Joe fired up his car and headed home arriving just in time to catch the latest sports update. He headed off to bed and after a short time was sleeping like a baby. The next morning came quickly as usual and Joe got up, showered, ate breakfast and headed to work. He was almost there when he pulled over to the side of the road, picked up his phone off the seat next to him and dialed the office number. A recording came on and said; our office hours are between 8 and 5 Monday thru Friday. Please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible. Joe looked at his watch and it was only 7:45 am and quickly said; this is Joe. I need to take a personal day today. Sorry for the late notice but I have something that has come up and I must take care of it. I will be back in tomorrow.

Joe pulled a U-turn just as Tom drove by. Waving at him, Tom wonder where he was heading. He must have forgotten his tools or something. Joe headed back home, turned on his computer as soon as he walked in the door, started a fresh pot of coffee, and quickly started his search for answers. He searched the word “evolution” and found so much information he decided to change his search to “evolution vs. creation”. After reading several opinions he came across and advertisement for the book Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction and the statement from  Edward J. Larson, The International Society for Science and Religion Library Project: … “an invaluable resource for those seeking to understand the American controversy over creationism and evolution from the perspective of an eloquent and knowledgeable partisan … offers an insightful overview of the American controversy over teaching evolution along with a representative sampling of short excerpts from both creationists and evolutionists. By reading it, teachers, parents, students and the public can be better prepared to answer creationist claims and defend the teaching of evolution”. Joe quickly logged into the library site to see if they had the book available. After seeing it was on the shelf he headed to the library to pick it up. He found the book on the shelf and taking it to a chair he sat down and started to read through the information. Skipping around from chapter to chapter he began to get a feeling that the evolutionary community had an agenda based on how the book seemed to give a foundation to exclude creationism. Joe sat back and remembered what Dr. Bob had said the evening before about the odds of evolution happening and how the Bible tells us a different story.

Joe got up and headed back to the shelves and located a Bible and opened it up to the first book and read the first few chapters. So this is really what Sarah believes. What if she is right? What if we were created? What if some forms of evolution are real but it really all started with creation by God? This could mean that what we are taught in school is one-sided and we have never been given the rest of the story allowing each of us to make up our own mind on the subject. If I wouldn’t have run into Sarah on the street that day, I wouldn’t even be investigating this.

Joe leaned back in his chair and thought about the talks he and Sarah has had and also Dr. Bob. Then he remembered Tom and how he said you don’t want to become one of those people who can’t do anything fun do you. Joe got up and looked for a research book on the Bible. Finding one he opened it up and a paper fell out on the floor. Picking it up he started to read what was written on it. It was someone’s hand written “Rules of God”. The first is to Love your neighbor as yourself and second is to Love God with all your heart. It went on to say that one should follow the Ten Commandments because these were the rules laid down by God our creator. On the bottom of the paper he could see a note written in small letters that said; why man has made up rules and then claim that they are from God – is wrong. Just follow the simple rules that will make one’s life great and this world would be a better place. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you!

Joe stood smiling to himself, his heart was racing and all he wanted to do was call Sarah. He wanted to tell her what he found and how he was beginning to understand how she believed and why. That just the simple rules of the Ten Commandments which are really what everyone should do anyway and that he felt that the evolutionary world had an agenda and a desire to teach their side of the topic only he was starting to understand. How the world would be a better place if people were loved and not manipulated.

Joe put his books away and headed back to his car when he realized it was mid-afternoon already. Picking up his phone he called Sarah and she picked up after the first ring. Hi Joe, what’s happening? Well I played hooky from work today and have been at the library again and oh yah I saw Dr. Bob last night at the Pub. I really want to tell you what I have found. Are you free after work today? You played hooky Sarah responded with a laugh? No, not really. I called in and took a personal day to see if I could come to grips with everything Joe quickly replied. Before Sarah could say anything Joe said I need to see you. Can I come over? Well I am finishing up a project and getting ready to leave in about a half hour. Mom is planning on me to help her fix dinner tonight. Let me call her and see if she would mind if you join us. Can I call you back in a few minutes? Sure. But I don’t want to intrude on your family dinner replied Joe. I am sure it would be just fine Joe. I just don’t want to spring it on her at the last minute. I will call you right back.

While Joe sat in his car waiting for Sarah to call back, he closed his eyes and said; God if you are real, if you really made everything we see and hear, if you have that kind of ability then why do you let people do the bad things they do. I need to understand what is your plan anyway? If you are behind my dreams then I would like it if you would help me understand why and what you are trying to tell me but most of all just stop them. God please….. Joe phone was ringing and it was Sarah. We are going to eat around six and mom told me she would love to have you come over. If you want to come on over in about an hour, you can help me peal potato’s. Ok, I will see you in an hour at your place.

“To be continued”

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Joe is excited to tell Sarah about everything he has discovered, about his chance meeting with Dr. Bob, but will he tell her about his old girlfriend Carol? 

Yielded…


The message in this post is full of passionate wisdom and worth our time to explore and ponder. Thank you Secret Angle.

The Abuse Expose' with Secret Angel

Yielded…
is a word that came to me…
meaning “let it all go”…
to be what God wants you to be.
No agenda…
not to have your own way…
but just to be obedient…
to do whatever He will say.

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