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I’m not golfing today. Navigating life’s problems with Jesus.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on March 5, 2017 by gerilewis001

the-golf-gripsI wrote a post the other day that read, “Ever play golf? “Gripping” It was not really about golf. But rather I used the word gripping to describe my anxiety. Gripping is an important part of a golf game. Often players will grip and regrip the golf club before swinging or putting to have control of the club.

Being a disciple of Jesus does not indicate I will not hurt, fail, or posses a myriad of character flaws. However it does give me a method to improve myself and eliminatee or reduce the character flaws while on Earth. One of my character flaws is control. Either trying to take control or feeling out of control.

I’ve learned a most important lesson from God and I keep this scripture in mind when I catch myself “gripping” It is located in Matthew’s account of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In the Holy Bible. 

He said, “See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”-Jesus 

 

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The value of a life.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 3, 2014 by gerilewis001

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As the New World Order continues to destroy the ethical, moral, educational, and artistic development of society especially targeting the youth, the value of time honored traditions, practices, and values are discarded as so much unwanted garbage. My heart broke as I sifted through a woman’s life of diligent study, unmatched hardship and experience won at a tremendous cost. Had she no family or friends to care for these priceless items?

The classic books such as Setsume’s Botchan and Hemmingways The Old Man and The Sea, in perfect condition along with photos of a classically trained Ikebana (flower arrangement) and mundane common items everyday use such as a household items such a Hashi (chop sticks)contain such a rich, interesting and important lessons. The morose feeling of hopelessness and dejection sinks in, and I practically weep with despair opening a pristine volume of Ukiyo-e prints by Hokusai. Flipping through the pages, I thumb across a 1942 edition of The California Times a Nisei news paper. The infamous Roosevelt Order Executive Order 9066 subsequent interment exclusionary zones are detailed. Packing up he all the item, I figure I will bring it to the Japanese American Museum on 1st in Los Angeles.
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