Saturday, April 13, 2013

This change IS priceless!

I read this story and it made me very proud of this guy.

Imagine the earnings he took in in one week ?
Imagine the expensive toys, cars, boats, and jewels he once had at his disposal?
Imagine the control and power he used to have on the streets?
Imagine the people working for him; his business; his lifestyle.
All the above was from dealing and selling illegal drugs that people got hooked on and most likely to some degree ruined their lives.

cocaine, flake, snow white, dust, coke
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Imagine being imprisoned 20 years.
Then imagine coming out a changed person.

I'm proud Tommy chose not to go back to his old lifestyle.

He chose a better one.

He chose to help people.
Really help people. People often overlooked in society.

I'm proud for Tommy and hope he continues to inspire others to change their choices and be of
service to others in a 'good' way.

Here's a link to view another article and video of Tommy in action.

When you serve others, I truly believe it's of the Lord.

There's a lot more to life than material things. Instead, focus on people. Being of service is where
you will discover true happiness.
So reach out, find what a person needs and help them.

I can promise you that you will be happy when you see people appreciating your service.
There's another name for this- it's called love.
And when you give it, it comes back to the giver in a way that touches the heart unlike any amount of money ever can. Priceless.

I salute you Tommy Mickens.

And please, someone ought to find what led this former convict to want to be a help to society.
This needs to be available so all prisoners can personally know there are choices that they can make to keep them out of the legal system, earn them a living and be of help to others.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Superb intelligence must be wiping the floor of wisdom and common sense.

Slowly, surely, methodically, man has evolved in his of things that were once considered 'wrong' to now being 'fair' and 'within their individual rights' and glamorized by television, celebrities, politicians and professors. One step leads to another and will come another and soon, 'w'e lose what was one reserved as being something sacred you shared with another person (in marriage) meant to be the physical and emotional and spiritual union of a married couple for a stable family unit in society. But now......

Intelligent man now thinks nothing is wrong with having sexual relations with his own daughter.


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Does any one find this disturbing? This the 'intelligence' of man leading him further and further from the wisdom of God?
If this is intelligence, (aren't professors considered to be the most intelligent people in society?), then I think the word intelligent.has a meaning totally different from what I think is intelligence.

My summation- Man is using his 'intelligence' to reason their actions so they can believe their physical wants and needs are 'good' and justified'. This is very different from the intent God gave brains in the first place. Man is exercising his free will to maximum capacity taking giant steps in the direction leading away from God and right into the snare the 'Father of all lies' wants man to fall into. This one deceiving many, this charmingly convincing 'voice' goes by the name of Lucifer and he's the great master at lassoing many an intelligent mind away from the things of God which are holy, good and righteous. This feat can be done because the heart of man prefers sin. Plain and simple. What the heart of man desires, he will find a way, and Lucifer is having a hay day with his work being so easy, to keep man desiring things of ill-repute and believe it's their 'right' to seek and have it to enjoy, so he continues on to want more and more of the same.  Is this intelligence at it's best? And more importantly, what's happened to wisdom? Has the pursuit of wisdom been hijacked?

My conclusion- The sidestepping of wisdom in his quest for more and more knowledge has given man a 'weird and ungodly' intelligence.  If this continues, man will ultimately destroy himself.


Here is a link to a online discussion on difference between knowledge, intelligence and wisdom.
Another link to difference between intelligence, knowledge and wisdom.
What is the difference between intelligence and wisdom.
More discussion on intelligence, knowledge, and wisdom
An essay. 'Is it worth being wise? by Paul Graham

And what about the cousin of intelligence, you know, that thing called common sense? Read what this person has to say about it, and what I say has sadly been evolving into something of 'uncommon un-sense.'