Colin Kaepernick of 49ers
Retired police officer Chris Amos, a father of three, had the spotlight shone on him while he was still in uniform. Amos shot and killed a young minority male and was given paid leave.
He is exactly the type of police officer that Kaepernick spoke about when he said, “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
However, Amos decided to show Kaepernick something that the NFL player didn’t know: that they were more alike than he realized. Continue reading
The Gathering: Book One Of The Project Genesis Series
My new novel under my pen name W. B. Stiles, titled: The Gathering: Book One Of The Project Genesis Series is in print now and is available at Amazon and Barnes and Nobel or your closes retail Book Store. Here is a description of the novel:
Jane Watkins, reporter for the Seattle Gazette newspaper, goes to meet a source with information about a serial killer known as the Slasher—only to find herself facing not an informant but the killer. She nearly meets her death but is miraculously saved by a glowing figure. He calls himself the Advocate, and Jane’s encounter with them both is about to change her life and theirs forever. Continue reading
This is an excerpt from my book Who Am I? The Gospel Truth About Mankind, you can find the full manuscript Here for you consideration. It seemed appropriate to share it at this time:
Betty my wife came to the door slurring her words and her face on the left side was sagging. She had trouble walking and was disoriented. She had a stroke and a brain scan verified it beyond a shadow of doubt at the hospital. After weeks of therapy and medical help she was almost back to normal except she had lost the feelings in the tip of her left hand and could no longer work at the insurance company doing the data entry on the computer. Soon after this we found that she had a large build up of plaque in her neck arteries that required surgery. It was blocking the blood flow and causing pieces of plague to float to her brain and might have caused another stroke. The surgery was not an easy one but was successful.
A short time later a camera in her arteries reveled three blockages in the valves of the heart. This would require open heart surgery because Angioplasty would not work. It was also successful but the recovery time took years with many complications. This drained our money and leave time I had at work. It also caused great stress and anxiety between family members.
During this process which took several years I buried my mother from a massive stroke and four months later my father passed away from loneliness and pneumonia. Many other things happened but I tell you this to shown that I am one who has been through heartache and pain and bad times.
People Come Into Your Life For A Reason, A Season, Or A Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support,
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend and they are..
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
This person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season. Continue reading
Well The end is not yet. Jesus did not come on May 21th. What does it mean? It means that we can not pretend to know God’s will concerning the exact day of the end and his second coming. He said there would be false prophets and people who would lead you a stray. “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.” Matthew 24:26.
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 37 As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38 For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39 and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40 Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.” Matthew 24:36-44
So what is the child of God’s proper attitude toward His coming? “Concerning this salvation, the prophets, who spoke of the grace that was to come to you, searched intently and with the greatest care, 11 trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of the Messiah and the glories that would follow. 12 It was revealed to them that they were not serving themselves but you, when they spoke of the things that have now been told you by those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven. Even angels long to look into these things. 13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance.” 1Peter 1:10-13. Continue reading
We have billboards all over town by Family Radio and it’s members stating Judgment Day
is coming with the date May 21,2011 this year. On the website they give their reasons for the exact date and how they arrived at it. Harold Camping is president of Family Stations, Inc., a California-based religious broadcasting network, including more than 150 outlets in the United States, as well as a Web site. Camping host the Open Forum program on Family Radio stations and is the driving force behind the date setting of Judgment day and the return of Jesus to the earth. You might remember him from his book named 1994 in which he proclaimed that Christ’s return might be on September 6, 1994. In that publication, he also mentioned that 2011 could be the end. He did put a disclaimer in his book that “the possibility does exist that I could be wrong.”
This date setting by Camping is highly controversial and not accepted by most of institutionalized church and scholars of the bible. In 1970, Camping published The Biblical Calendar of History (later greatly expanded in Adam When?) in which he dated the Creation of the world to the year 11,013 BC and the Flood to 4990 BC. This was in contrast to Bishop James Ussher’s famous chronology, which placed creation at 4004 BC and the Flood at 2348 BC. While Bishop Ussher’s dates are up to debate at least the Bishop used time factors in the bible plainly shown in Genesis. While camping had to say that the word begat in the bible did not speak about a strict birth of a son to a father but skipped a few generations adding to the length in the time-line in the bible. Continue reading
As I get older I become more cynical. More distrusting of others and on my guard about the motives of others in my life. I question everything and don’t just open my personal life to anyone. How did I get this way and what do I do about it? What did I gain in being cautious and what do I loose? Is it a healthy way to live?
Life can be hard sometimes and the lessons even harder. A life of hard knocks can make a hard individual, one who trust no one and strikes out at everyone. All of us have met someone who we would rather not have any relationship with. One who is argumentative, condemning, narrow minded, unforgiving, loud, boisterous, apathetically to things of importance, and just not great to be around. Pity or anger is all you can seem to have for them. It is very hard to have a constructive relationship with them. Toleration of their action is very hard.
When we were bullied at school our Mom always said “two wrongs don’t make a right” and all you wanted to do is bash his or her head in. And when you did strike back you never felt quite right about the triumph of vengeance. And you traded places now you are the aggressor and the bully, something you never intended to be. I have been there and understand the frustrations of dealing with an unruly person, sometimes not doing a very good job. Continue reading
As a nation we are 234 years old. Not the longest time to be a nation at all others have existed many more years. But there is special about the United States of America both in it’s beginning and present day. 13 colonies banded together to throw off the government of the most powerful nation of that day England. The odds were against them but somehow they prevailed and became a new “nation concealed in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal” Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. We as Lincoln are engaged in a great Civil War again. Not one of guns and bombs but of ideas and laws. Progressive thoughts and ideas are ruling the day in almost all governments in the United States of America. The Congress and President using these ideas have changed the country from one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to managed health care, freedom for illegals, and uncertainty of the future and fewer jobs.
The confusion of the day has effected all areas of the economy and made the world unsure of our position in the leadership of nations. The business world is frozen because they don’t know what the direction to go. Lending is virtually dead the banking industry funded by the government is slow to give the money to investors. The rules have changed for so many things that fuel the money flow to Americans and business. We were promised change and that is what we got. The confidence in government is historically low. We are engaged in 2 war fronts that cost the taxpayer billions. We run the war campaigns not knowing what it means to win. Taxes are going up on all people and businesses that make the country grow. Our debt as a nation has never been this high. While regular people are cutting back the federal government is spending more than ever. How long this can be sustained before a financial meltdown no one knows. And We are told that we are on the way to recovery by those pushing these progressive ideas . We can’t go back to the “failed policies of the past” we are told. They don’t see any failure in what they are doing. Continue reading
It’s fall and the weather is changing the days are getting shorter and the air a little cooler. This is my favorite time of the year in California the transition of seasons bring some beautiful days and cool nights. I turn 60 this year and as scary as that seems to some in life I really don’t consider that old. I don’t need a barometer any more to know when the atmospheric pressure is dropping and the weather changing I can feel it in my joints.
So in this season of my life my I watch more sports than I play and make more trips to the restroom. I can’t loose pounds as easily as a few years ago and exercise is a dirty word. As uncomfortable and unpleasant as I make it sound I love being alive and enjoy people everyday. Love my children, grand kids and Betty (My Wife) and don’t see them enough. Still work in service and I have met every type of person you can imagine. I really don’t want this blog to be self seeking and about me but I don’t think that growing older is any different for me than others. Basically the attitude and view of life must be consistent with a fruitful and meaningful outlook on living. Continue reading
The 4th of July has come and gone and many people think of the holiday as a day they get off work or a day they see the fireworks.
We as Americans take what we have as people of that nation for granted. What do we have; just the greatest nation for opportunity and freedoms that has ever existed in history. If you agree with this statement you I know that there are some that do not agree but think that we are a nation of greed and evil. History tells us the heart of this nation when it began and the direction and ideals that still, thank God, exist today. The document that spells it out is the Declaration of Independence pinned July 4th 1776 by a group of men that sacrificed dearly for the words and their oaths to stand by them to the death.” We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This statement from this document is the center of the American dream of liberty. The authors and signers of this document considered the rights given by God and unalienable. Unalienable means: incapable of being repudiated or transferred to another. They are inseparable as a goal of the human experience and should be cherished and protected. Continue reading