The Prayer of Jabez – old prayer / new project

Recently I discovered a bunch of cassette tapes in my closet from 1960s forward. I took on the project to digitize a few of them. This is my first success story. You can listen via these links via anything that will work with mp3 files:

Prayer of Jabez Side 1.mp3

Prayer of Jabez Side 2.mp3

The files are too big to attach so these are links to the files on one drive.  Each side is about 30 minutes long.  I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation and have listened several times in the process of digitizing the tape.  You should be able to listen on your phone without downloading but you can download the files as you wish if that works better for you.  The files should be available to share with others if you want to do that also.

This presentation was originally given at an Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) meeting around the year 2000 about the same time the book Prayer of Jabez came out from comments made.  Here is a picture of the book and author I found online.

Bruce Wilkinson is a delightful speaker and shares personal stories that make this teaching come alive – it was rich when I first heard it and richer this time as I rediscovered it.  Moreover, I have been praying it more consciously this week and praying it over others as opportunities arose for me.  I hope it is as timely for you as for me and you will let me know your thoughts.

I am also interested in better ways to share things like this with you so let me know if this method works for you.

The passage being discussed is found in I Chronicles 4:10

Two additional passages have been coming to my mind as I have pondered this verse this week.

First the parallels with the Lord’s prayer found in Matthew 6:9-13.  And the incident wherein Jacob wrestled with the angel (I believe it was Yashua) and said, “I will not let you go unless You bless me.” Genesis 32: 22-31

All that to say be fervent in asking for the Lord’s blessing and praying it over others as well!  His storehouses are never-ending and His delight in you unparalled.

Hope you enjoy!



Finding Gems & Sharing Them


What I did last year (and for a few years actually)…

December 2019

For the past few years, I have been working with Jesse C. Jones (a lifetime friend of the Crosnoes) on a number of books and new testament bible study guides.  These books are all available on scribd on my account there.  You can add them to your kindle account if you have one so you can read them from there.  The books are free to download and share – whatever works for you.

The links on scribd:  (for the list of books) (for the list of study guides)

In these books, Jesse occasionally shares personal references to when he had an encounter with the Lord and mentions my mom and dad specifically in the book “A Man of God” which is about Brother Frid (a great bible teacher and mentor).  It is a remarkable body of work and I am glad to have been able to help make them available.  I served as both editor and publisher and am mentioned in the preface for the bible study guides.

I also did the simple cover work on the bible study guides, but a fabulous artist named Rex Morache did the others. I found him while looking for the cover art for the book on Revelation.  The cover for that book is one of his works that he permitted us to use on the book.  The others he created specially for us.

I hope you enjoy them all and that they bless your life!



A graphic of the books available (see links below):

Links to Other Books Available Online by Jesse C. Jones

After the “Big Bang”

A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

A Man of God

Can God Be Known?

Dialogue With an Atheist

Has God Divorced America?

The Mystery of God

The Spiritual Life

Weighed in the Balances

Bible Stumbling Blocks

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online and are free to 

download & share via SCrosnoe on Scribd


Bible Study Guides for the New Testament by Jesse C. Jones:

Matthew Mark & Luke – A Study on The Parables 

John – A Study on the Gospel of John

Acts – A Study on the Acts of the Apostles

Romans – A Study on the Epistle to the Romans

I Corinthians – A Study on the First Epistle to the Corinthians

II Corinthians – A Study on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians

Galatians – A Study on the Epistle to the Galatians

Ephesians – A Study on the Epistle to the Ephesians

Philippians – A Study on the Epistle to the Philippians

Colossians – A Study on the Epistle to the Colossians

I Thessalonians – A Study on the First Epistle to the Thessalonians

II Thessalonians – A Study on the Second Epistle to the Thessalonians

I Timothy – A Study on the First Epistle to Timothy

II Timothy – A Study on the Second Epistle to Timothy

Titus – A Study on the Epistle to Titus

Philemon – A Study on the Epistle to Philemon

Hebrews – A Study on the Book of Hebrews

James – A Study on the Book of James

I Peter – A Study on the Book of I Peter

II Peter – A Study on the Book of II Peter

I II & III John – A Study on the Three Epistles of John

Jude – A Study on the Epistle of Jude

Revelation of Jesus Christ – A Layman’s Commentary on the Revelation of Jesus Christ

Note:  All of the above e-books are available online and are free to 

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Forks over Knives Documentary on Plant Based Diets Reversing Disease

Forks over Knives DVD (click on pic to purchase/view via Amazon)

I watched this documentary, “Forks over Knives”, tonight and then discovered their website — what a find! First a little about the DVD from their own website:

“Forks Over Knives became a spark for national change. The film was a hit [2011]. The accompanying book became a New York Times No. 1 bestseller. And most importantly, Brian [Wendel] saw legions of people—including his own father and members of the film’s cast and crew—adopting a plant-based diet and regaining control of their health and their lives. It was obvious that Forks Over Knives was no longer just a side project, so Brian quit his day job in real estate and took on the movement full time.”

The “Forks over Knives” DVD parallels the discovery of two doctors, independently of one another (both by the way raised on dairy and cattle ranches), that plant based diets promote healthier outcomes. Their journeys were both clinical and via broad geographic demographic studies of disease trends over time. Embedded in the story were several real life cases where dramatic turnarounds were experienced in diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension with plant based diet lifestyle changes. Several cases went from heavily medicated to no medications, significant weight loss and accompanying life style turnarounds.

So if you become interested (and I am), the first step is to take the first step and learn to reduce meat and dairy products while eating more plant based diets. That can be a bit difficult in our culture today. That is when I discovered their website. One of the top tabs on the website is Recipes. If you are interested in making lifestyle changes, you are going to need some help to learn to buy, cook, and eat healthier foods. Junk foods just are not going to solve this problem. Just in case you hadn’t figured that out!

Professor Arnold Ehret on Mucusless Diet Healing System

I am also reading Professor Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System. He emphasizes fasting and plant based eating. More on that when I finish the book, but if you are interested in the topic, don’t wait on me! A friend recently told me that “it was the most important book in my library”. It was my parent’s book so I guess I better take a look…

If you are in the Bartlesville area and want to meet monthly with a group of us pursuing these topics, please let me know so I can plug you into things.

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Forks over Knives

h/t Marilyn Earhart for the loan of the DVD

Happy Pi Day

The Ways of Life by Clint Young

The Ways of Life
by Clint Young
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
When we treat our body well, the potential of the body to heal itself is phenomenal. When we treat our body well, the potential of the body to live a long life is phenomenal. When we treat our body well, the potential of our body to feel good most of the time is phenomenal. When we treat our body well, the potential of the body to have flexible, vibrant, strength is phenomenal. When we treat our body well the potential of increased endurance is phenomenal. The Key to achieving this type of body is “when we treat our body well.”  This writing attempts to define what is required to “treat the body well.”

The human body, soul and spirit is fearfully and wonderfully made. Each one of us is a design of the Creator. My focus is primarily on helping our physical body. However, to best help the body more than the body must be considered. Our soul determines how each one us will take care of our body. The soul is our mind, will, and emotions. When the soul part of our being is aligned towards life and towards God’s spirit, decisions can be made which will tremendously help the body. When the right decisions are made at the right time our body has an incredible ability to heal itself, live and thrive within the framework of being “fearfully” and “wonderfully” made. The primary purpose of this writing is to help our soul make the right decisions at the right times for our body.

Our body has the capacity and ability to live a very long time with vibrant health when the ways of life are followed.

The ways of life are the things one can do to extend both longevity and quality of life. When the ways of life are embraced and followed more life comes to our body and to our soul. The extend of how much more life and increased quality of life will be realized depends on how quickly one follows the ways of life. Also, the current condition of the person is important. If one is young and in good physical condition, the ways of life will provide more overall good. However, even if one is slipping off their table of life, often they can save their life and live many more years and even many more decades if the ways of life are aggressively embraced and followed in priority.

To live its potential the body needs cooperation from the rest of our being, that is our spirit, mind, will, and emotions. This article provides a list of powerful things you can do for your body to improve both your longevity and the quality of your life. If you pursue the ways of life as God leads, it is very likely that you may gain a lot more life. This can be true for what appears to now be impossible situations. This is because of how marvelous our body really is. Significantly longer life can be realized when the right things are done for the body. A significantly higher quality of life can be realized when the right things are done for the body. It is important that the ways of life be followed in the priority that each person needs for their best good. God can provide that sequence. He will do just that if we are humble enough to ask Him and to obey what He shows us to do.

This writing paints an impressionistic painting of what is needful to treat the body well. An impressionistic picture does not attempt to show exact detail. An impressionistic picture shows an overall view that is portrayed at a glance into the mind and emotions of the viewer. This writing does not paint a detailed picture of each way of life. Instead, it paints an impressionistic picture of the ways of life with 80 broad strokes (ways of life). It is written to show an overall picture of what one can do to take very good care of the most prized possession any of us will ever own, that is our body. It is meant to help any to extend their life. It is meant to help any to improve the quality of their life here on Earth.

The picture painted here is not complete. It certainly is not complete in detail. But overall it is a good picture of what one can do to lengthen their life. I don’t expect any to be able to embrace this complete picture without time, effort, discipline, struggle, repentance and help from God. All these make the journey of life quite challenging as well as exciting.

Often, improving in one or two areas can significantly help your longevity. It is not needful to embrace the entire picture at once to start obtaining better health and life. Actually, it is quite impossible to embrace the entire picture quickly unless you have been living the ways of life most of your life. Very, very few do. The few who do live by most of these ways of life are in excellent health and live for a very long time. Such people do exist. But the world is not aware of these. They are hidden.

Not too many years ago (2011), I was on the edge of my table of life. If I had not changed my lifestyle, I would not have been around to write about the “The Ways of Life” today. Fortunately I am still around and YES, I did change how I thought about life and what I did and what I did not do on a daily basis. I am still in that change mode. Someday, I would like everything to be so much a habit that I no longer need to expend the effort to stay alive or to maintain better health. Someday that will be the case. But for now I still have challenges that have to be addressed every day. This is the case because I got to close to the edge of my table of life and almost fell off. When you flirt with death, you have to be careful what you do and what you don’t do just to get away from that dangerous edge. The edge is where one falls off into the next life. All will eventually come to the edge of their table of life and fall off. The hope is to face this reality only after you have experienced the full life that your body is capable of living.

Below are ways of life that I have discovered over the last 7 years. 7 years ago I made 2 changes at one time. Quickly adopting these lifestyle changes was important to help me stay alive at that time. My life has been extended at least 5 years by following 2 of these ways of life. 5 years of extra life is very precious to me. I am hopeful now to live many more decades. I know that is quiet possible as I now understand a good number of the ways of life. That knowing allows me to adopt priority ways of life which extends my life and will also extend your life.

The best way to use the following list is to carefully read through each of the below ways of life. As you read, ask God if He wishes for you to embrace any of the ways of life listed. Whatever He shows you to do or not to do will be the best for your longevity. Even though you may need to implement a lot of these ways of life to obtain your full life’s potential, realize that the Heavenly Father knows our weaknesses. Most likely He will show you one thing at a time, maybe 2 at a time, that needs to be addressed. Even small changes in life style that are the priority at the time can result in tremendous positive changes in your health. Whatever the Holy Spirit of God places upon your heart to do, this is where to begin. Be determined to follow what He is showing you to do. Repent of going your own ways and embrace the ways He is showing you to go. Doing so will provide both physical and spiritual life.

If you are in bad shape and about to fall off the edge of your table of life, most likely you will need to make some immediate, priority changes just to stick around. This is where I was 7 years ago. It may be too late for you. I can not judge that. That is left to God and the Lord Jesus Christ. If they are showing you to follow one or more of the below ways of life, this is what you need to do regardless of the outcome. Following their leadership is an act of faith. Faith pleases God and can very well change how much time you are allowed to have.

Below are the Ways of Life that may help you find a lot more life and to flourish! These ways of life are not in any order of importance. What is most important to you at any given time is what God wants you to do at that time. Follow His leading. This is always the best path.

Welcome to the path of the ways of life!  It is exciting path which will serve any well that embraces and follows it as God leads.

Mental Aspects of Longevity:

In many of these cases the person was indeed healthy and living a healthy lifestyle. But lifestyle is more than diet and exercise. It is also the mental and the spiritual. How you think, especially about life, is critical towards living a long and healthy life. Below are some of the ways of life related to our mental self. How you think is very important in determining your longevity.
1.  Reject all thoughts of living to a certain age. The Bible tells us that “as a man thinks, so is he.” If you have accepted a certain age that you will live, this is how it will pretty much play out. If you think you are going to die at a certain age or after a certain event, this is exactly what happens no matter how many of the other ways of life you may have adopted, no matter how healthy you may be just prior to reaching that age.
Most have a hidden age program running in their subconscious. That program has a certain age-of-death attached to it. The problem with that age program is that it is fatal when that age is reached. It is very important to destroy that false and very destructive program running in your subconscious. This is a very insidious program. You may not even be aware that it is embedded without your being. It is a program of death and it is 100% fatal.
You may very well have this hidden program running within you. If so, reject this program that limits your longevity and will cut your life short regardless of how many of the other ways of life your have embraced and are carefully following.
It is very important to reject all past thoughts about living to a certain age. Let me suggest a prayer that may be beneficial in breaking off living-to-a-certain-age thinking: “Heavenly Father I reject all thoughts of living to a certain age. I ask You to cancel, negate, and destroy all of these types of thoughts I have had in the past. I humbly ask in Jesus Christ’s name.  Loose!”
Most determine how long they will live by comparing themselves with others, usually older family members that lived to a certain age. This is unwise. The Bible tells us NOT TO COMPARE ourselves with others. Don’t limit your longevity based upon how long others have lived. Some have decided on an age for their life based upon a movie they have watched. Some think “I want to live until my daughter gets married.” Or they may think “I want to live until my grandson graduates.” Those thinking such thoughts usually pass after these major events occur. Many older people have watched their preceding generation die off, so they think it is their turn to follow suit. This is a subtle way that a death age range is determined. Such thinking also needs to be rejected.
Another prayer that may be of benefit to you is as follows: “Heavenly Father, forgive me for comparing myself with others. I reject any and all thoughts of living to a certain age or range of years.  I ask You to break off all this deadly thinking.  I ask that you allow me to think the thoughts of life and to reject all thoughts that limit my life to a certain event or age. I humbly ask in Jesus Christ’s name. Loose!”
2.  Embrace positive thoughts about life.
Below are a some positive thoughts that are powerful to helping your longevity.
  • I desire to live.
  • I choose life.
  • I know there is a strong connection between how I think about life and how long I will live.
  • I know there is a strong connection between my lifestyle and how long I will live.
  • I desire to be healthy.
  • I desire to live my full potential of years.
  • I know that if I develop good thoughts about life that I will live longer.
  • I know that good habits will allow me to live longer with a better feeling body.
  • I desire to move to the center of my table of life.
  • I will take better care of my body.
  • I will follow God’s leadership in taking care of my body.
  • My most important job is to take excellent care of my body.
  • I am grateful for the body that God has provided (Put your full name here).
I am sure that you can think of more positive thoughts about life. Think and say out loud every day at least one positive thought about life that will help your longevity.
3.  Be or become motivated to live.  If you have no motivation to live, you will not have the desire to make changes in your thinking and your actions which are critical to extend life. If you get to the point where you are not longer motivated to live, good habits you developed earlier in life will help you stay alive until hopefully you change your perspective about your life.
Realize things do change. Circumstances can change for the better in your life. This is especially true when one embraces the source of all power via true repentance.
4.  Reject confessions and thoughts of death. We live more and more in a death culture. Reject death by breaking off all confessions of death made upon your person by others. the following prayer may be of help: “Heavenly Father, I break off all confessions of death spoken upon my person by all, including myself.  I ask  for Your great mercy in also breaking them off. I ask in Jesus Christ’s name.  Loose!”
5.  Be grateful. If you have a problem thinking positive thoughts, start out by being grateful for something every day. Maybe you can only think of one thing you are grateful for. Maybe it will take some time for you to even figure out something you are grateful for. Take the time to figure it out. It is most important that you express  gratefulness in your life. This is achieved by thinking of those things or that thing you are happy to have every day. Some days I will walk a mile around the park verbally expressing all the things I am grateful for. Even though this is only a mile, I call it my “marathon grateful walk.” Even after walking that mile and verbally expressing dozens of things I am grateful for, the mile ends too soon.
6.  Listen to what your body is telling you. Your body will often tell you what is going on within it. It is important to take mental note of what our body is saying. For example, usually one will burp when they have eaten enough. I hate to hear that burp when I am eating a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet of my favorite food. But I know that I had better stop eating when my body says “stop eating.” Your body will tell you when you have eaten enough. A short burp can also be a sign that you have eaten enough of one type of food.
Your body will tell you when you have eaten something that is not agreeing with it. One really revealing indicator that you can not miss is flatulence. If you are continually having discharges of flatulence, then you are eating something that is not agreeing with your digestive system. It is either that particular food or how that food is combined with other foods or drinks that is causing the flatulence. Find out the source that is causing flatulence and remove it from your diet until you can figure out how to eat or prepare that particular food in a way that prevents flatulence. Perhaps you will need to eliminate that food completely from your diet.
Another really important indicator is how you feel after you eat a certain food or meal. Recently, my 3rd son added a supplemental product to his daily kale smoothie. After sipping on some of his new recipe, he immediately knew something was wrong about that new product. He did not get the usual good feeling he had from drinking that smoothie. Instead he felt bad. He was going to throw away the smoothie with the added supplement. Before he did, I said “let me try it.” So I gulped down some of that kale smoothie. I also did not feel well after drinking the smoothie with the new “Essential Living” smoothie mix. My son  reexamined each ingredient and even called the manufacture to determine what the vanilla flavor came from since it was not defined on the packaging. We suspect that flavor was from MSG which could cause the problem we both were experiencing.
You can determine how you feel after eating a certain food or combination of foods. Just listen to what your body is telling you after you have eaten a certain food or meal. If you feel weaker or depressed or have flatulence or immediately become sleepy, it is best to get away from that food or food combination until you can determine what is going on. Maybe it is one ingredient that is causing you problems. Maybe it is how a particular food is combined with other foods. By carefully listening to your body, over time you can add and eliminate foods and drinks which will be better for your body.
So many have so many digestive problems with fruit that many just avoid eating it. The problem is not usually with the fruit. It usually is because they are combining fruit with other foods before the fruit has the opportunity to digest. All fruit needs to be eaten only on an empty stomach.  After being eaten, that fruit needs to remain alone in the stomach until it has digested and moved out of the stomach. Few eat fruit the right way causing many digestive problems.
Often the esophagus of those with esophageal cancer will close so the person can no longer eat. What do you think the body is telling the person to do in this situation? Could it be that their body needs to fast because their very life is at stake? I think this is exactly what their body is saying when one has advanced esophageal cancer. When the esophagus closes, the doctors quickly open the esophagus so the person can immediately continue to eat. And in almost all cases their patient quickly dies. These doctors have no idea of what really is causing the cancer, nor do they know how to properly treat it. If they knew, most of their patients with this type of cancer would not die. But most doctors will remain where their money and pride are rooted. Meanwhile, many cancer patients die a premature and horrible death from the hand of doctors that don’t have any idea what is really causing the cancer.
Pain is a loud indicator that something is wrong. Instead of paying attention to that pain, often one is prescribed pain medicine which masks the pain. The problem with pain masking is that the root cause of the pain is ignored. Pain is loudly telling our body “SOMETHING IS WRONG”. When the pain mechanism is not working or is masked by medications or other, the problem is often not addressed. I took a child to the doctor last night. He was crying because he was in such pain. I know that when the pain causes continual crying, that I had better respond in the right way for the best of my child. The child cried for over an hour until Motrin was given to him by the attending nurse. In less than a minute the pain was gone. He was no longer crying. It was like all is well. But I knew the cause of that pain had not been addressed. We often fool ourselves when pain is masked. Such often delays taking the proper, positive actions to correct the root cause of the problem.
If you are nauseated, vomiting, or have the runs, your body is telling you that something is irritating your GI tract. Immediately take food grade activated charcoal to neutralize possible poisons that may be causing that irritation. Identity what is causing the irritation and make adjustments to avoid this situation in the future.
The condition of your skin is an indicator of what is going on inside the body. If you have multiple sores and slow healing skin areas, then the same is occurring within your body. Poor skin condition is a warning that your body is having problems and is in trouble.
7.  Listen to your cautions.  I have disregarded self aware cautions. This is a very foolish thing to do. The last time I disregarded a strong caution it jeopardized not only my life but the life of two of my sons. When this happened, I was with two grown sons. All three of us were well armed with a hand gun or shot gun at our side. All three of us are very skilled at arms. Yet, we were not even a close match of what was coming after us. I believe the Lord Jesus Christ protected the three of us despite my stupidity and ignorance. If he had not, then I would have been gone years ago. If you have a strong caution or foreboding about something, go with what that spirit or what your gut is telling you. Women are better at listening to their cautions. It would prove beneficial for men to do the same.
8. Think on good things. Philippians 4:8 exhorts us to think on those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of a good report. The opposite of these things is to think doom and gloom all the time. The internet is filled with gloom and doom reports. Movies and news reports are often filled with the opposite of what Philippians 4:8 shows us to think upon. One way to get your thinking straightened out is to get away from these negative reports and start thinking per the Word of God. A good start is to read a lot of the Bible out loud every day for an hour or more. After about 3 or 4 months you will be thinking the Word more and more. This will help to transform your mind and your thoughts so they are stayed more on positive thoughts.
The problem with listening to the doom and gloom reports on the internet and other is that it paralyzes one from doing the things which will be beneficial for their survival. That paralysis comes in two ways. First, often these reports do not occur or have not occurred as predicted. Those that do prepare per these erroneous reports don’t do so per any accurate timing of real events. Second listening to these reports can cause fear and anxiety which are counterproductive to preparing in a good and right way for potential future disaster. This has caused some that got too caught up in these reports to make some foolish decisions, like relocating without the direction of God.
Most likely we are living in the last days before Jesus returns. Because of the period of time we now live in, it is so easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom reports that abound on the internet and elsewhere.
Most likely some horrendous events are going to occur in the next 20 years. Most likely Jesus will return during this time. My speculation is before March 2034 which is only 15 years away. After Jesus returns there will be a period of 1000 years of the most tremendous times mankind has ever experienced since the garden of Eden. Our thoughts need to be stayed on the good things that are happening and will happen. They also need to be focused on what God is showing us to do in order to prepare for any bad event or events which will certainly occur before the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Relationship Aspects of Longevity: 

Having good relationships is important to be motivated to live. Being highly motivated to live gives one the reason and the impetus to do what is needful to extend life. Having good relationships begins with God and family. It begins with honoring your father and mother. Having good relationships means that there are certain things you do for others. Having good relationships also means that there are certain things you do not do to others. If you live a life of love, then love will be built within your life. Love is much more important than physical life. It will last forever. Our bodies are just a temporal shell that will pass so quickly compared to the eternity of true love. James 4:14 tells us that our life is like a vapor that appears for a little time and this vanishes. Since our physical life is so temporal, it is best to embrace the love of God, the love of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of family, and the love of true Christian brethren. Such love will serve us well not only in this life but also in the life to come.

9. Honor your father and mother. The Bible shows us that to have longer life one must honor their father and mother. If you have a difficult time honoring your father or mother, start thinking of one or more things that your father and mother have done for you. Be grateful for what they have done for your life. If you can not think of anything to be grateful for or if you don’t even know who your father and mother are, at least you can be grateful that they gave you life. Start with this gratefulness towards your parents. Such leads to their appropriate honor into your life. Your mother did not abort you or you would not be here. This is another thing you can be grateful for. Your mother carried you to a point that you could survive outside the womb. That is not always an easy time for most mothers. Even if you don’t know who your father and mother are, you can honor them for the life they provided you. And there is always the sacrifice a mother makes to insure your life. We can all be grateful for that. Any can begin with this level of gratefulness for their father and mother. For most, many more things can be added to the grateful list for their parents. As you become grateful for what your parents have done for you, honor for them will grow.
10.  Determine who does and who does not love you. All relationships that are based on true love are worth while. It is best to avoid inter-personal relationships where there is not love for you there. It is important that you learn to discern who does and who does not love you. It is worthwhile to ask God to give you discernment so you can determine when love is there and when it is not. The following is a suggested prayer: “Heavenly Father, I break off all confessions of death spoken upon my person by all, including myself.  I ask  for Your great mercy in also breaking them off. I ask in Jesus Christ’s name.  Loose!”
I Corinthians 13 shows us what the characteristics of true love are. Studying this chapter in the Bible will help you to determine what the characteristics of true love are about. Those characteristics are opposite those who live a selfish life. If you want to find true love, find those who are willing to give of themselves to the Lord Jesus Christ, The Heavenly Father, the Kingdom of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, their families, and true brothers and sisters in Christ.
One revealing exercise is to list who has done what for you. Those who have invested more into your life most likely also have more love for you. Those who consistently take without returning anything of value to your life and who live a selfish life, most likely don’t love you very much, if at all. If a person is living a very selfish life, most likely they don’t have much love for anybody outside of their own person. If you discern a particular person is extremely selfish, it is best to steer away from them as much as you can.
11.  Surround yourself with those who really love you. Take some time to evaluate who really does love you. If someone loves you, make decisions that will put them more into your life. For sure the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ love you. That is why they call each one of us to repentance so that we might have the Kingdom of Heaven living within us. Draw close to both.

12.  Find love.  The source of all love is God.

Find God and you will have found the source of love. He is found by repentance, that is turning away from going our own way and start going the ways He is leading us in. Make decisions about people based upon their capacity to receive your love and to reciprocate that love back to you.

I lost my first spouse in 2007. Yet, I never lost the true love we shared. At first I was devastated by the loss. Then I began to realize that the love we had for each other could never be destroyed. I lost my spouse physically. But the love we shared for 33 years is still there. I am quite certain that love is eternal. Yes, the physical will eventually fail each one of us. But the true love you have in your life towards God and towards others will always be there.

Being loved and having love is very connected to your longevity. Those who are loved have a really good reason to stay alive. Those that are not loved, often lose motivation somewhere down the road to staying alive. Often those who aren’t loved decide that they will just love themselves in a selfish type of way. This may propel one down the road for a while. But such is very lacking and futile to help one over the decades to have high motivations towards life.
Recently, my second spouse and I started a new game when we go shopping. We are specifically looking for men that are buying flowers. Wow! this is an interesting game. The results have been pretty shocking. So far this week, I am winning with running across one guy at COSTCO that was buying flowers. Giving flowers to a woman may not be exactly the definition of love. But it is one thing a guy can do for the woman in his life. Doing so often will help his relationship and will help him to perhaps develop some true love in that relationship.
My grade in giving flowers to my first spouse was a “F”. I could have bought flowers once a week and given them to her. Of all the things I could have changed in our relationship, I would have given her flowers at least once a week. I now have another spouse. I have the opportunity to make a much better grade in the flower category. Most weeks I buy 7 of the most beautiful roses you can find for my spouse. When I first started buying my new spouse flowers, she told me that we could use the money elsewhere. I told her that this was the most important way that we could spend a little extra money each week. Now, not a week goes by without her looking forward to Tuesdays. This is flower day for her. Almost every Tuesday I buy her 7 of the most beautiful roses.
You may wonder why flowers would be in a list of longevity items. It is because giving flowers to a woman you love can be and often is an act of love. The guy has to get over his embarrassment of being seen with flowers. The guy has to focus on his love over what others think of him. This in itself can be somewhat humbling. This last Tuesday, my wife was walking out of the store with 7 beautiful roses that we both picked out. A woman drove by in a taller vehicle so I was looking that driver directly into her face as her vehicle turned the corner. The smile and look on this stranger’s face watching my spouse walk in front of me with those flowers was most revealing. I wish I could have taken a picture of that driver’s face.
Guys if you have a woman you love, buy her some flowers every week. See how that item of attention towards your loved one changes your relationship. It will probably do your humility some good too. I am not saying that buying flowers is all there is to love. But for a lot of guys it would be a good start on the road towards finding more love, maybe it would be a good start to just find some love.
13.  Be Loving.  I don’t know anyone that does not want more love in their lives. To have more love one almost always needs to be more loving. Turn away from thinking about yourself all the time. Start thinking about God and the needs of others. Start giving up what you want to do all the time. See the needs of those around you and start helping them out. These actions will be a good start for most to becoming more loving. Give more love and more love will be returned to you.
14.  Avoid provoking others. People are under a lot more stress than in the past. They are more volatile than ever. It’s not wise to provoke anyone, especially a stranger. When you provoke someone you take the risk of the provoked violently exploding with the intent to do you harm. In the past I had a bad tendency of provoking rude strangers. I know that in the last year, I have done this twice. Each time I have done this, I realized that I have potentially jeopardized my safety. It just is not worth the temporary satisfaction of telling someone off, for the potential loss of your safety. I am becoming acutely more aware of this bad habit. It is better to bite your tongue than spout off to a stranger with provoking words.
15.  Avoid hurtful people. It is best to have discernment about people. Good discernment will help you avoid developing relationships with others that will cause you way too much harm down the road. If you already have hurtful people in your life, get away from such people the best you can.
Several years ago, I had several “friends” that I was investing way too much time and other resources into their lives that said or did things that often hurt me. The best course of action for me then was just to cold turkey drop those “friends.” This has saved me a world of hurt avoidance in the last few years. It is not always so easy or the right thing to get away from a spouse or family members. But if you can get away from hurtful people because they are only on your “friend” list, do so as quickly as you can.
The popular notion that one should have a lot of friends has caused so many to form wrongful and hurtful relationships. If a “friend” relationship is causing you grief and that friend is not a family member or needed business associate, stop the grief by getting away from them. Block their phone calls, delete their e-mails without reading them, block your face book to their access, etc.
Avoid the ungrateful. It’s pretty much worthless to invest your efforts into those who are not grateful. When you are consistently and continually helping someone without any return gratefulness on their part, it just is not worth the investment to continue on with them. This is particularly true with so called “friends” that you have no family relationships with. It is also true of organizations that continue to demand from you but never return anything back to you, not even gratefulness for what you have done for them and the organization they may be benefiting from.
16. Let loved ones know if they are hurting you. Hurt from others usually comes from those who are around you the most. Hurt seems to easily come from our family. This does not necessarily mean they don’t love you. It may just mean that they have no idea that they are hurting you. Often we don’t communicate when someone we love is hurting us. We assume that they know how we feel and what we think. This often just is not the case!
Many times we allow those that we love and really do love us to continue on in actions and words that are quite hurtful towards us. At this point, the problem is not with the loved one. The problem is with us in not effectively communicating that we are being hurt by them and how they are hurting us.
17. Avoid being a part of the organizations where there is no love for you.  Most organizations have no love for you. Some organizations are necessary. Getting away from them may not be the best thing to do, especially if they provide you income. However, many voluntarily are part of organizations where there is no love for them. In these cases, quietly resign and leave these organizations in a civil and right way.
Many religious organizations claim they are a “church.” Most of them are not. Most of them have no true love for those that are a part of their organization. Most of them do not have the spirit of the Christ within them. To have the spirit of Jesus Christ two or more must gather only in his name. Most religious organizations are gathering in another name under the umbrella of the world system through a 501C contract or other. They may claim they are a “church” and represent God and the Christ.  But they do not. These preclude themselves of having true love for their “members.” They have embraced the world system and what it can provide instead of the Kingdom of God and what it can provide. Such disqualify themselves for the presence of Jesus being in their gatherings. They gather in another name rather than in Jesus’ name. There is no true love for you there.
18. Draw close to true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. A true believer has repented of going their own way and has embraced going the ways that God is leading them. A true believer has Jesus Christ as their Lord. Being a true believer is not being religious as most men think. It is about true religion which is to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction and to keep yourself unspotted from the ways of the world. It is a way of life where God and the Lord Jesus Christ is your guide. The true church is a people that belong to Jesus Christ. When two or more of them come together only in the name of Jesus, then Jesus is with them. That is a blessed place to be.
19. Become or Be Morally Straight. This way of life may offend just about everyone. But it is important for life to be morally straight. This includes more than most think. It is about being both physically and mentally pure. I could get into this way of life into detail and just about offend everyone. Instead, it is better that you go to God and ask Him if you morally straight. If not, most likely you already know what you need to do to become morally straight. Your longevity could very well be tied into your morality.
Spiritual Aspects of Longevity:
20.  Accept the body God gave you.  A lot of folks blame God for the body He gave them. Maybe their body feels bad too much of the time. Maybe that body is sickly or diseased. A lot of men want a body that is stronger, taller, or more handsome. Many women wish their body was more beautiful and attractive. Whatever body you have, you are stuck with it whether you like it or not. You can be mad at God for what He gave you. Or you can be grateful for the body that God gave you.
You will be much happier and in a much better mental state for a happier, longer life by graciously accepting the body that God has provided.  Suggested Prayer: “Heavenly Father, please forgive me for finding fault with the body and life you have given. Please help me to best accept Your design for my body and life. I do thank you for the body that you have provided. Please help me to take very good care of it. I ask for Your forgiveness and help in Jesus Christ’s name. Loose.”
21.  Speak life and health upon your own body.  Our spoken words, just like our thoughts, have a tremendous impact upon our being. There is tremendous power in speaking life and health upon ourselves. If you can get others that love you to do the same, this increases the benefit. Your own words spoken upon yourself have a tremendous impact. I say the following:  “I speak life and health upon the body of (put your full name here) in Jesus Christ’s name.  Loose!”  
Having realized how powerful speaking life and health upon my own body was. I am now starting to speak the same upon others in my family. Your spoken words are very powerful. They are especially powerful if you are in the position of a parent speaking words onto your children. Use positive, spoken words for life, good and help for yourself as well as others. 
22.  Keep the Sabbath day holy. The Sabbath day begins when the sun goes down on Friday evening. It ends when the sun goes down Saturday evening. The Sabbath day is a day of rest and stopping all financial transactions except for emergency medical or dental. By resting every Sabbath day this resets your weekly cycle and propels you to better health and wealth. More importantly, keeping the Sabbath also provides a certain level of protection from God. That protection extends into your finances.
23.  Repent. The Holy Spirit comes to each of us at sometime in our lives calling us to repentance. Repentance is turning away from going our own way and turning toward going God’s ways. Because God wants us to take good care of the body He has provided, often His Spirit will come to us and speak what we should and should not do to protect or care for our body. I have found that the conviction of the Holy Spirit stays the same until I change what God wants me to change.
His order of leadership conviction upon our lives is perfect. It is wise to cooperate with the conviction of the Holy Spirit by embracing and following what is being shown. When we follow what God wants us to do versus what we want to do, that is repentance. It is also faith because such is initiated by God. Faith pleases God and unleashes His favor upon you and your life. This is a very good place to be!
The happiest times and most fulfilling times of life have come when I was quite repentant. Such causes an emptiness of self which brings life and fulfillment. It’s ironic that through emptying of self that we find a filling of the most important things which are love and life.
24.  Be humble. God resists the proud. But, He gives grace to the humble. All of life is designed for each of us to find a place of humility. Having to face the real prospect of death is quite humbling. Losing those you love is also quite humbling. Many other life experiences are designed to humble each one of us. They will humble us if we allow such to do so. That is exactly our best response. When you are humble enough to go to God and to listen and to obey Him, He becomes very real and helpful. We all need His help. All of us need help to follow the ways of life that God reveals to us to follow. All of us need God to have abundant love in our lives. All these wonderful things BEGIN by being humble.
If you are not humble, you either will become that way or you will be crushed. I had rather chose the humble way. Humility is the door to faith which pleases God and unleashes His help into your life.
25.  Have faith.  Faith is hearing what God is showing you to do and then doing exactly what He reveals for you to do. God does love you and will help you take much better care of your body if you will go to Him in humility and a willingness to obey what He shows you to do. When you obey what He is showing you to do, this is faith. Even a little faith can move mountains. It can easily move the mountain of a diagnosed short life by a physician or group of physicians.
26.  Allow the Lord Jesus to restore your soul.  So many have shattered emotions, minds, and wills. So many have been crushed by others. This is especially true in this day when the love of many has waxed cold. Psalms 23:3 shows us that the Lord restores our soul. The soul is our mind, will, and emotions. Yes, the Lord can and will restore our soul in a day when that very soul is being so stepped on by others. Embrace the Lord Jesus Christ and watch him restore your soul in a way that man and the wisdom of man could never do. Read the New Testament of the Bible out loud for several hours each day for several months. This most worthwhile task will begin to knit a shattered soul back together better than any of man’s psychological therapies.
27.  Read the Bible a lot each day. Read the Bible every day. If you can find someone to read with you every day, that is great. If you can read through the New Testament out loud with another every month, it will not be too many months before the Word starts to transform your thinking. One result of this is that truth will come to you a lot quicker and in more abundance. Some of that truth will be about how to better take care of your body.
The most important thing about reading the Bible a lot each day is that it releases thoughts of life and of faith within your being. I prefer to read the Bible with others. We often take turns reading 7 verses each as we read through the chapters and books of the Bible. Before you read with other true Christians, it is helpful to pray asking Jesus to meet with your group. My Bible reading group is usually only 2. The Bible tells us that it only takes 2 meeting in his name for Jesus to be there also. It is a good feeling to have the presence of Jesus when you gather together.
28.  Ask God for wisdom on how to better take care of your body. God provided the body you live with. He wants you to take very good care of it. He will be happy to show you how to take excellent care of your body if you ask Him with the intent to follow what He shows you to do. If you have a physical problem, ask God what caused it and what you need to do to take care of the body He gave you. If you are humble enough to go to God for help and humble enough to do what He shows you to do, then He will help you do what He reveals for you to do.

The following prayer may be of help to you:  “Heavenly Father, I humbly ask You for wisdom on how to better take care of the wonderful body you have given me.  I ask You to forgive me for not taking better care of the body of (Put your full name here). I ask You to forgive me for all the times you have shown me what to do to better take care of this body and I did not obey.  I am determined to obey you.  I humbly ask for Your wisdom and forgiveness in Jesus Christ’s name.”

29.  Find the presence of Jesus. Jesus said where two or more are gathered in his name there he will be also. I like to gather only in his name and to be in his presence. It is good for the soul and the physical body to dwell in the presence of Jesus. This happens when two or more meet only in his name. Most gather under the name of some religion that has made contract with the world system (mammon) via a 501C (or other) document with the IRS. This disqualifies them from meeting the requirement of gathering only in his name. Such may have a lot of excitement and even some truth. Yet, they lose the privilege of gathering in his name. It is much, much better to gather with just a few or only one in his name than to gather in a large assembly without his presence.
30.  Ask God for travelling mercies every time you travel. I don’t take for granted travelling mercies. Anytime I travel I am first grateful for all the past safe travel. Then I ask for travel mercies in a similar prayer to the following:  “Heavenly Father, I am grateful for all the times Your had mercy upon us and given us safe travel. I ask once again that You extend Your mercy upon us as we travel.  I humbly ask in Jesus Christ’s name. Loose!”
Diet Aspects for Longevity: 
Diet is more than the foods you eat and the liquids you drink. It is when you eat and drink. It is when you don’t eat and drink. It is how much you eat. It is how you chew and swallow. It is what foods you combine with others foods when you eat or drink.
31.  No GMO foods. The American food market has been flooded with GMO foods over the last decades. This is one major reason that the average life span in America has gone down now for the last 3 years. This is most concerning. The lifespan of Americans has not gone down except during WWI and the following Spanish flu. Most likely the average life span for Americans will continue to drop because so many bad things are converging at this time.
GMO crops are sprayed with an herbicide called glyphosate. This herbicide kills weeds growing around GMO crops so they can be more productive. However, this herbicide also taints every cell within the crop plants with a chemical called glyphosate. The glyphosate molecules penetrate every cell of the food plant. It mainly collects in the fastest growing parts of the plant which are the seeds and roots. Often these are the very parts of the plant that man eats for his nutrition. Because of the harm that glyphosate does to the human body, it is most important NOT TO EAT any GMO food. Just about every wheat, corn, oats and soy product that is not labelled “NON GMO” in the USA has been sprayed with glyphosate. For continual health or to regain your health, it is most important to avoid ALL GMO foods.
32. Reduce or eliminate dairy consumption. Reducing or getting off of dairy may not apply to all. However, this applies to men that have or had prostate cancer. Yes, I have had prostate cancer. It is most important for any man with a high PSA, prostate cancer, or previous prostate cancer to reduce or eliminate dairy foods and drinks.
33.  Reduce/eliminate alcohol consumption.  Alcohol causes your body to dehydrate. It reduces the amount of other toxins that your liver can process each day. Your liver has only so much capacity to process toxins. If the liver is constantly having to break down the alcohol molecule, it has less capacity to break down other toxins within the body. If the liver is constantly overwhelmed by too many toxins, those toxins are going to be stored in fat and in other tissues until the liver can get around to processing them. This can cause the initiation of cancer growth and the fat retention mechanism.
If you have had a problem with excess alcohol consumption in the past, it may be difficult to moderate its consumption. If this is the case, it is best to totally dry out and stay that way. One good way to avoid alcohol is to not buy it and bring it into your home.
34.  Reduce/eliminate caffeine consumption. Caffeine, like alcohol, consumes the liver’s capacity to break down other toxins. The caffeine molecule is so dangerous to the human body, that the body does everything it can, as fast as it can, to remove caffeine molecules. This emergency caffeine removal mechanism is what causes the caffeine rush that gives people more energy for a short time after consuming caffeine.
To get rid of the caffeine molecule the body sends caffeine to the liver where it is broken down in over 30 energy consuming steps to a water soluble molecule. The broken down water soluble molecule is much easier for the body to get rid of. This process consumes a tremendous amount of both energy and liver capacity. Those that consume a lot of caffeine are losing their liver’s capacity to detoxify other toxins at least until the caffeine is processed. Over time this can cause a build up of toxins within the body resulting in a host of autoimmune diseases including cancer. It is best to reduce or better dry out completely on caffeine.
35.  Eat fruit the right way every day.  Eating fruit the wrong way can cause digestive problems. It usually is not the fruit that is the problem. In most cases the problem is how fruit is eaten. Fruit should only be eaten when the stomach is empty. Since the stomach is usually empty when one wakes from their longest sleep, this makes eating fruit as the first food each day the best time for most people. After fruit is eaten, no other foods or drinks should be eaten until the fruit has time to digest and move out of the stomach. Juicy fruits like an orange or tangerine can digest in 30 minutes. Bananas take 2 hours to digest. Avocados and coconuts take 4 hours to digest.
Fruit should be eaten raw. It should never be heated or cooked. Cooking destroys the natural fiber in the fruit that regulates how much and how fast the fruit’s sugar is released into the blood stream.
Those that eat fruit in the right way every day, have a tremendous food source that will serve them well towards achieving more life.
36.  Don’t go to sleep with food in your stomach, especially if you have a problem with acid re-flux. If you have a problem with acid re-flux during sleep, it is especially important that you go to bed with an empty stomach. Animal products can take as much as 5 hours or even longer to digest out of your stomach. Even an avocado can take up to 4 hours to digest. Eating long-to-digest foods just before you go to bed will prevent your body from digesting its daily food optimally. If you have acid reflux, it is important to stop eating 3 hours before you lay down.
Our bodies were designed to have empty stomachs when as we go to sleep. You can eat easy to digest foods like juicy fruits an hour before you go to bed. These fruits will digest and leave your stomach within an hour. If your stomach has longer-to-digest foods in it, it is better that you stay up until those foods can digest even if you are tired. Adjust your diet so it does not impact your sleep.
37.  Eat raw green vegetables every day. Every day a smoothie is being made around my house. These smoothies often have raw kale and collar greens in them. After drinking one of these smoothies I can feel a surge of energy cruising through my body. These raw vegetables are providing the cells in my body the nutrients they need to function well.
38.  Eat organic vegetables and fruits.  Organic bananas only cost a little more. I find this is one way to buy organic fruit at lower costs. When you buy organic, it should mean that you are eliminating the pesticides out of your food which will help you body to be less toxic. Those pesticides require a tremendous amount of energy and liver capacity to break down so that they will not be harmful to your body.
39.  Reduce consumption of meat.  Most eat 3 servings of meat every day. Our bodies were never designed to eat so much meat each and every day. One serving of meat a day is more than enough meat for our bodies to function well. Actually, 2 to 3 serving of meat a week will be better for most. If you are eating 3 servings of meat every day, cut this down to 1 serving a day and further as you are able.
40.  Eat only clean meats and fish.  Clean meats are defined in the Bible as meats where the animal chews the cud and has a divided hoof. This is mainly be beef, lamb, deer, elk, and antelope. Clean fish have scales and fins. The common unclean meats that most eat are pork, shrimp, lobster and catfish. Unclean meats have much more toxins in them than clean meats. These added toxins are a continual drain on your liver’s capacity to keep your body free from excess toxins.
41.  Eat naturally raised meats. Most meats are raised under horrid conditions with animals or birds crowded together. Often antibiotics and other drugs are placed into feed just to keep these animals and birds alive. All these horrid things are done to maximize profits. But such is not good for your physical body. Buy free range chickens and eggs from free range chickens that are fed natural grains. Buy more natural beef.  At Thanksgiving I will not eat a turkey that was not free range and more natural. It makes a tremendous difference on how I feel after eating the Thanksgiving meal.
42.  Intermittent fast.  Each of us fast every day. We do not eat when we sleep. Not eating is fasting even if this amount of time may be short. If you go 16 hours a day without eating, this is called intermittent fasting.  Attempt to fast at least 12 hours every day. If you can fast several or more days each week for 16 hours, you will be intermittent fasting on those days. Do what you can to safely extend the total hours you fast each week to 112 hours.
43.  Fast for longer periods of time.  We should be fasting at least 12 hours every day. Intermittent fasting to 16 hours each day will help the body to detoxify tremendously. Some times our body needs a longer fast. If you have never fasted beyond 16 hours, cautiously extend your fasting time. If you fast beyond 24 hours, it is important to clean out your gut as much as possible by eating only raw fruits and vegetables at least one day before a more extended fasting period. Also, it is very important to slowly break any fast that goes beyond 3 days. Extended fasting brings a tremendous amount of good to help the body detoxify. But for those who have not gone that way before, it is very important to proceed gradually and with caution.
44.  Minimize sugar and foods that turn to sugar. Of course donuts, candy, cake, pies, chocolate, many soda drinks, etc. are full of sugar. But potatoes, rice, and noodles also make up a large percentage of daily sugar input. All three of these common foods quickly turn to sugar in our digestive system. Minimize sugar laden foods and foods that quickly turn to sugar. Use raw honey to sweeten foods that need sugar. But still keep your daily sugar intake to a minimum.
45.  Avoid eating fat and sugary foods at the same time. Fat causes sugar to quickly flow into the blood stream. By avoiding eating fat when sugary foods are also eaten, a more controlled situation for sugar input to the blood stream is achieved.
46.  Eat less.  None of us want to be hungry. Often hunger is not a lack of food but our body crying out for something it lacks. So most just continue to eat the same things they always have to satisfy their hunger. The calories are there, but the proper nutrients for the body are lacking. The key is to eat foods that will better satisfy our body with less calories, especially with sugars that can quickly transfer to the blood stream.
47.  Keep your body hydrated with pure water. Most people are dehydrated. They drink way too much alcohol and/or caffeinated drinks. This combination causes more water to be excreted in order to eliminate the molecules of alcohol and caffeine and their broken down products (metabolites). It is best to reduce or eliminate both alcohol and caffeine so not as much water is needed every day.To stay hydrated consume pure water anytime you are thirsty. The sensation of thirst is telling your body that you need more water. I like to get a lot of my water from raw fruits. The osmosis process within the fruit plant insures its water is of the highest quality when organic fruit is consumed. When you are thirsty, eat juicy fruits or drink filtered water that is free of both chlorine and fluoride. Remove all chlorine from the water you bathe in.
48. If you are raiding the refrigerator at night for a snack, get rid of this really bad habit. This is especially true if have cancer or an autoimmune disease. It is very important that you daily fast at least 12 hours. Raiding the refrigerator in the middle of night significantly reduces your fasting time. This bad habit in turn reduces the amount of toxins your body can process each day. This in turn causes a more toxic body. Also, it puts food in your stomach when it should be empty. You should never sleep when there is food in your stomach. Stop the refrigerator raids in the middle of your sleep.
49.  Take care of your gut’s microbiome. Of great importance to overall physical health is taking care of the beneficial bacteria, fungi, and viruses in our gut. These are part of your gut’s microbiome. They are critical for fighting disease, digestion, hormone production and keeping us overall healthy. Antibiotics knock out the probiotics in the gut. Beneficial probiotic bacteria are needful to help us digest foods and other. Because so many foods now have antibiotics that reduce the gut’s probiotics, it is often needful to take supplemental probiotics. It is also beneficial to eat prebiotics every day to nourish and help our gut’s probiotic populations. Better understanding of your gut microbiome can be pursued with the interconnected series with Dr. Pedram Shojai. The foundation of healing of most chronic diseases is found by properly taking care of your gut.
50. Stay away from aluminum, fluoride, chlorine, MSG, nitrites, sulfites, glyphosate and other hurtful chemicals. Years ago I stopped using aluminum cookware for cooking food in. However, most are “aluminized”, not just from cookware, but from the many food products that have aluminum therein. Almost all baking soda has aluminum added to it. This means almost all pastries that one buys have copious amounts of aluminum in them. Many antiperspirants have an aluminum compound therein. The excess aluminum coming into ones body is immense. Never was the human body designed to take on such high levels of aluminum. Some diligence is going to be required to get away from so much aluminum. Start reading the labels on all foods and drinks and see if they have aluminum in them. Read the labels on any product that you put on your skin.  Does it have aluminum?  If so, change to products that don’t have aluminum. Fluoride and chlorine is found in almost all city treated water. City “treated” water should be sent through a charcoal filter to remove the chloride and then through a reverse osmosis filter to remove the fluoride before ever using for drinking water or cooking. One of the worse chemicals for mankind’s health is glyphosate which is in every cell of GMO foods. The problems with glyphosate to the human body is so bad, it is certain that GMO foods alone will shorten the average person’s life by years.  Some will lose decades of life from eating foods tainted with glyphosate.
51.  Eat less cooked foods.  Avoid using a microwave oven for cooking. The life force of many foods is destroyed when cooked. Microwaved foods cause foods to abnormally cook. That abnormality makes it more difficult for the body to digest microwaved foods.
Supplements for Longevity:
52.  Take food grade activated charcoal for an upset stomach.  Any time that I have an upset stomach I immediately take food grade activated charcoal. Activated charcoal will absorb poisons and toxins which may be causing an upset stomach. An upset stomach can be noted by a hurting stomach, nausea, diarrhea, or throwing up. If any of these problems occur, it is best to immediately take activated charcoal. Doing so will allow the charcoal to absorb hurtful poisons in your GI tract and could even save your life. Taking activated charcoal when you have an upset stomach is good insurance to address the potential life threatening situation of food poisoning. It will also help to detoxify your gut.
If you have any cancer along your GI tract, taking food grade activated charcoal will help to detoxify your gut. Less toxins in the tissues where cancer is growing will help to slow and may even stop cancer growth.
53.  Obtain adequate D3 vitamin each week.  D3 is the “sunshine” vitamin. When sun light contacts our skin with sufficient intensity, D3 is made within the skin. Society has been programmed to avoid the sun. One should certainly avoid getting too much sun. But the avoidance of sunshine is causing more physical harm than good because many are not getting enough D3 to be healthy. If you are not getting enough direct sunlight on your skin each week, take a high quality D3 supplement. If you suspect that you are D3 deficient, obtain a blood test that will determine your blood D3 level.
54. Utilize charcoal poultices to remove excess toxins from skin. Activated charcoal is one of the few supplements that I recommend. It has the beneficial ability to absorb poisons. Charcoal impregnated face masks by Lapcos and others absorb toxins from the facial area causing the facial skin to be rejuvenated. It is quite remarkable how the facial skin can improve in appearance just from a few applications of the Lapcos charcoal impregnated masks. If you have any facial skin condition that is caused by toxin build up, charcoal impregnated facial masks are of great help in removing those toxins which cause skin irritations and blemishes. If you have skin inflammation, the application of activated charcoal onto that skin either as a paste or via a mask matrix will help to remove the toxins that may be causing the irritation. If you have skin cancer, the application of activated charcoal onto and around the affected skin areas will help to remove the toxins that may be feeding the cancer growth. If the application of charcoal directly to irritated or cancerous skin areas is not feasible, then start by applying activated charcoal around the affected areas eventually working inward from the edge of the cancer growth to detoxify the cancerous area.
Medical/Dental aspects for Longevity:
55.  Consume MINIMAL or better NO drugs. No drugs is preferable. Drugs like alcohol, caffeine, glyphosate, etc. consume a lot of liver capacity. The body knows those drugs are foreign to it and immediately goes about to get rid of them by breaking them down to smaller molecules. These smaller more water soluble break down products are called metabolites. The metabolites can easily removed from the body. There is an enzyme called P450 in the liver that greatly increases in concentration when drugs are taken. Increased P450 enzyme capacity is necessary for the body to deal with substances that our bodies desperately attempt to get rid of because of their toxicity to our body. In dealing with drugs the liver capacity to deal with other toxins is reduced. Over time this can cause the body to become more toxic with the host of resultant problems that over toxicity causes.
Whether legal or illegal, drugs put a strain on your liver. They reduce the liver’s capacity to process overall toxins. Over time the taking of drugs can itself cause auto immune diseases and cancer due the build up of toxins within the body that can result from taking too many drugs over a period of time.
56.  Achieve and maintain excellent dental hygiene. If a cavity in a tooth works its way into the root of the tooth, bacteria often starts growing in the root of that tooth. These harmful bacteria release their toxins directly into your blood stream which can be life threatening. Usually, quite a bit of pain is associated with this condition which is commonly called “an abscessed tooth”. The pain is telling the person something is not right and needs to be quickly corrected.
To have excellent dental hygiene one must not have any abscessed teeth. Such teeth need to either be pulled or have a root canal performed on them. Because of how a little cavity at first can cause so BIG a problem later, it is well worth while to have regular dental cleanings and check ups. It is also important to make sure your teeth are clean anytime you go to sleep. This is best accomplished by brushing your teeth with a non-fluoride tooth paste and flossing between teeth. Finally, I am going to define good dental hygiene as having no cavity fillings with mercury fillings. If you have teeth with mercury fillings, have those fillings removed and replaced with composites.
Your gums can be cleaned and helped by swishing coconut oil between them for 5 to 10 minutes as needed.
57.  Avoid medical procedures that have poor track records of extending longevity.  Many of the cancer treatments and therapies have failed to extend the lives of those undergoing such procedures. Often they cause more harm than good. Once one understand the true cause of cancer, it becomes quite obvious why current cancer therapies are such failures. The current approach towards cancer has been to aggressively remove or destroy the cancer growths. This approach is undergone without any real understanding why the cancer cells are growing and multiplying. When a therapy or treatment is not logically connected to the real cause, usually such therapies or treatments are very lacking in their results. Such is the case with how cancer is addressed today by the medical industry.
58.  Seek understanding of the root cause of physical problems. The best solutions for any ailment are not understood or pursued until the root cause of the problem is first understood. With clear understanding of cause, the best procedures and therapies can be pursued that actually work to resolve the problem.
59.  Pursue what works.  Once a clear understanding of what is causing a problem is established, it often becomes clear what will best work to resolve that problem. Most of what is being done to address chronic disease is not working for the masses. It is designed to be that way to shorten life span, to enslave the people, and to maximize profits. If you can’t believe the system is that wicked, stop and consider the millions of unborn babies that are slaughtered each year by the death culture that has gripped the USA and the world. Before submitting to any therapy, it is wise to ask the doctor or doctors what his or her typical results are for someone with your similar condition. It is always wise to understand the potential negatives and chance of those negatives occurring for any procedure that you submit to.
60.  Have a blood test run on yourself every year if you are healthy, more often if not. Get a full copy of the blood report and start understanding for yourself what those numbers mean. With the internet readily available you can start understanding what abnormal results mean.
61.  Use the best of doctors and dentist. I have a good list of excellent dentists in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where I live. I am willing to share this list for any that live in the DFW area. This only represents around 2% of the USA population. But it is 2% nonetheless.
62.  Always have emergency medical supplies handy.  Have extra supplies of medical supplies that you may need on a daily basis. That includes a good supply of medication if you are locked into applying or taking certain medications. If medications you take on a regular basis have a short shelf life, then it does not make good economic sense to attempt to store a large backup quantity of these medications. However, if the medications you take have a longer shelf life, then storing such medications in larger quantities may be beneficial especially if we go through future times when there may be shortages. If you rely on an oxygen generator or other equipment, have a backup electrical source to insure that these items are always functional. I have a small emergency kit with a Sawyer Bite Kit with me at all times. You should have a Bite Kit in the glove compartment of each of your vehicles as well as one at your home. I always have food grade activated charcoal available. It can save your life if you are suffering from food poisoning.
63.  Maintain proper hygiene.  The major reason for extended lifespans for the world’s populations is improved hygiene. When modern plumbing and potable water became available to the world, immediately lifespan increased. When man’s waste is not properly removed and dealt with, a host of very bad diseases results. The laws to bring about proper hygiene go back to the days of Moses 3500 years ago. With more people living in more crowded conditions than ever, it is more important than ever that proper hygiene is maintained.
Good Habits for Longevity:
64.  Obtain the right kind and amount of exercise.  For some their daily routine is their exercise. Some can not do any more than take care of he movement that is necessary for their hygiene and eating. Some can’t even do that. If you can walk, even if it is only a slow walk, be grateful that you can walk. Whatever movement you are able to accomplish on a daily basis be grateful that you can move.
Ever now and then I run across those that are very limited in their movements. This always reminds me to be grateful for what I can do. For now, I can walk several miles at a time. This is a safe exercise for me. Each of us need to find the exercise that is best for us and pursue it every day, except perhaps the Sabbath.
Books, more books, and many stacks of books have been written on exercise. There is world of knowledge about exercise beyond this quick presentation in number 64 in this impressionistic ways-of-life painting. To quickly obtain the best exercise program for you, ask God for wisdom on the exercise program you need to follow on a daily basis. If you can afford it, a personal trainer to help and encourage you to work out each week may be a very good investment.
65.  Get adequate sleep.  A lot of folks are tired all the time. This is usually caused by bad diet and just not allowing time to get needed daily sleep. Lack of sleep can also be due to getting up at the wrong times and performing tasks that need to be done at a certain time. For a while I was getting up at 1:30 in the morning to help get children to bed. This was due to travelling. The children were living on the other side of the world.  When we came back to the states, I gradually changed their going-to-bed time back 12 hours. To help them get to bed earlier during this adjustment time I was getting up at 1:30 am. This was right in the middle of my best REM sleep. The problem with getting up at this time and doing tasks was that I could not go back to sleep. I finally gave up and asked my spouse to do these tasks. I felt much better by not helping with the children even though I wanted to do so. This is because such was impacting my sleep.
Because of how important sleep is and because of how much time goes towards sleep, it is well worth while to invest extra funds into comfortable and supportive bedding.
66.  Utilize electro-magnetic fields for your best good.  There are several kinds of electro-magnetic fields around us. My favorite is what I call “high energy fields” (HEF). HEFs can significantly increase the energy flowing through your body. This gives you extra energy which can be quite beneficial in recovering from chronic diseases. Ley lines are another electromagnetic field. All ley lines should be avoided especially if you reside on them for longer periods of time like during your sleep. High power electrical lines should be avoided. If you live near high power electrical lines, move.  Keep electrical items away from the area you sleep in.
67.  Live in a geographical safe location.  In the last 15 years a lot of folks have perished in the East from tsunamis. I am pretty confident that coming disasters will be just as profound in the next 15 years. They could be much worse. It may prove to be wise to move away from low lying coastal areas. If God is leading you to do so, quickly respond in obedience. Such could very well preserve your life. There are other major considerations when determining where will be and where will not be safe for potential future events. I am only mentioning the one that I think will have the most effect on the most people, that is tsunamis.
68.  Live in a healthy, safe and secure dwelling. I have enhanced the security of my home with an extra security door that has welded lattice. These doors make it very difficult for anyone to hit the door with a ramming device to quickly force it open. Such will give me extra time to prepare for any intruders. I live in a rather safe neighborhood. But even then I have taken some precautions to make my home somewhat safer. If you have some skill with guns, I recommend that you have a pump 20 gauge or 12 gauge shot gun handy to address any unwelcome intruders. I know that this may sound kind of severe. But we most likely are going to enter into more uncertain and violent days from 2019 onward. Ask the local police what their typical response time for an emergency might be for where you live. If that response time is as fast as 2 minutes, just realize some really mean folks can do a lot of damage in that amount of time. If you can afford a safe room in your home, this may be very worth while to protect you and your family.
69.  Laugh a lot.  Yesterday, a neighbor gave me a book that had me laughing every page. The title of the book is the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. I plan to read a little more of this book each day this week. That will keep me laughing for a while. Laughing helps all of us have a more positive outlook on life. It helps our bodies to detoxify. Find those things that make you laugh in a good way and spend some time each week laughing.
70.  Get deep tissue messages. A deep tissue message will help your body to detoxify. Over toxicity is the main problem with many chronic diseases including heart disease and cancer. Many of the items within this writing will help one to better detoxify including message. After a deep tissue message, I am often very thirsty and I drink copious amounts of water. This helps my body flush out the toxins the message released. I usually get what is called a deep Swedish message. I avoid getting a message until all the excess toxins from the last message are flushed out of my system. Sometimes this takes 3 to 4 days.
71.  Sweat a lot.  Sweat pulls toxins out of your body. As you sweat, wipe toxins off your skin with a soft cotton cloth or towel. This prevents those toxins from reabsorbing back into the skin. Hot saunas are one effective way to increase sweat.
72.  Avoid Genetically Modified cotton clothes and linens. Utilize 100% Organic Cotton for the most comfort and health:   A generation ago 100% cotton meant that the cotton WAS NOT genetically modified (GM). That is no longer the case. GM cotton is grown in the USA and shipped mainly to China. There GM cotton is converted to many cotton and cotton blend clothes and other. With so many other countries now growing GM cotton, it is difficult to determine if a cotton material is GM or not. Our skin feels better when it is next to non GM cotton. When the skin is continually being irritated, this produces more stress. Buying older clothes and linens which existed before GMO cotton became common place is another way to obtain non GM cotton.
Bad Habits to Avoid:
73.  Smoking: It is important for your longevity to cut down on smoking or better dry out completely on smoking. Most people’s lungs can handle the toxins released from tobacco smoke for years and even decades. Smoke toxins are transferred form the lungs to the liver where they are broken down. However, over time the liver can become overwhelmed by the load of toxins being presented to it every day. When this happens, some toxins, such as those in the lungs, may start to accumulate in the tissues they originate in. This situation means that the toxins in the lungs will slow in their transfer to the liver. This situation means that those toxins will start to accumulate within the lungs. To help deal with these destructive toxins, cancer will start to grow to engulf these destructive toxins. The cancer cells will absorb these toxins so they can not directly attack and destroy lung tissue. Lung cancer cells start to engulf and isolate the toxins found in tobacco smoke. This mechanism actually helps to prolong life because of how destructive the toxins are themselves. However, if the toxic build up in the lungs is too great, the cancer growths can overwhelm the lungs reducing lung capacity to critically low levels. Without the cancer isolating these toxins, the lungs will be destroyed much sooner by the direct attack of the toxins on healthy lung tissue.
74.  Dangerous acts, occupations and hobbies:  Many youth do unbelievable things in order to gain the attention and glory from other men and women. It is amazing what some actually do in order to gain the attention and glory from others. It is best not to be motivated to gain the momentary attention of others. Even if they glorify you for a moment, it is usually only for a moment. Such glory is not worth the sacrifice and danger many put themselves through.
Jesus told us that the meek will inherit the Earth. I had rather live and be part of the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven, than have the glory of men/women for a moment. The Kingdom of Heaven lasts an eternity. The glory of man is way, way too short to be worth going down that path.
75.  Too much stress:  Too many are under way too much stress today. It is best to make decisions that will simplify and reduce stress in your life. Simplify your life as you can.
76.  Excess weight:  If you are obese and approaching 70, it may be critical that you get out of that category. It is not wise to compare yourself with others. But general observations about others can be of benefit. One observation that I have made is that those who are obese usually don’t live to 70. If they make it to 70, they usually have a lot of physical problems that greatly reduces their quality of life simply because their body feels bad so much of the time. If you are overweight per BMI, it is also important to get out of that category. Usually, the older you are, the more important it is that you get out of the obese and the overweight categories.
77:  Poor Diet:  Those that eat the standard American diet are eating a very poor diet. Go to the section on “Diet Aspects for Longevity” for definition of how you can start eating a much better diet.
78.  Vaccinations:  Most vaccinations are very harmful. This is especially true for babies and children who are now exposed to dozens and dozens of new vaccinations. Avoid the flu shot. Avoid most vaccinations. About the only ones that are needful are tetanus vaccine and shots if you are bit by a rabid animal. Overall, vaccines are causing far, far more harm than good.
79.  Tattoos and cuttings:  The Bible tells us to make no markings on our flesh. Tattoos interrupt the flows of energy over the skin area. This disruption over time can cause loss of life. It is best to keep your skin the way it was delivered to you from birth. That is the natural, more healthy way to be and to live. If you already have tattoos, stop getting new ones. Ask God what He wants you to do, if anything, to remove existing tattoos.
The Bible also tells us to make no cuttings on our flesh. I consider piercings to be in the category of “cuttings.” They should also be avoided.
Training Your Children in the Ways of Life:
80.  Begin the pursuit of the ways of life when you are young. Those that are responsible for training children need to instill the ways of life into their children’s lifestyle as much as possible. Every day I insist that each child eat fruit as their first food of the day. This insures that their stomach is empty when they eat fruit. I also insist that they wait at least an hour after eating their fruit before eating any other food. Each child has an hour glass they turn over immediately after finishing eating their fruit. This helps them to wait at least an hour before they eat any other food. Eating fruit the right way is one very important way of life that will serve them well throughout their lives.
What this Book Missed:
This book does not cover all the ways of life. I am sure that I have missed some of the ways of life. Some of them may be significant for your situation. When I was editing, every day I was reminded of a way of life that I had missed. So the list continued to grow during the editing period of this writing. I am sure that not all the ways of life are listed here. However, I think you will find what is presented here is fairly comprehensive overall.
I am certain that this article did not go into the detail that each subject deserved. This writing was intended to only be like an impressionistic painting which does not get into detail. Hopefully, it painted a general picture of what you can do to better take care of the most important possession you will ever have, that is your most precious body.
Further Help:
You are welcome to contact Clint Young at or write to Clint Young, P.O. Box 771, Colleyville, Texas 76034. I don’t expect to get overwhelmed with inquiries. If I do, I will let you know. At that point I will have no choice but to go to the desert and hide.
Products Mentioned in this Book:
I don’t have a long list of products. I have no monetary connection with any of the products mentioned in this book. Here goes my list:
1.  D3 Vitamins:  If you are not getting enough sunlight onto your skin each week, then most likely you are vitamin D3 deficient. If you suspect such is the case, get a blood test to measure your D3 levels. Start taking a high quality supplement D3 vitamin. I do not know which is better or best so I am hesitant to recommend any particular brand. Most likely a competent health food store clerk can be of assistance in helping you identify the better brands.  Also, the ratings for different brands of D3 sold on Amazon may be beneficial to help you determine the better products.
2.  Sawyer Bite Kit:  Every vehicle you own should have a Sawyer Bite Kit in it as well as in your home. This bite kit will effectively remove venom from a spider, snake, bee, wasp or other bite.  A Sawyer Bite Kit saved me from a lot of hurt years ago when I took a full injected amount of venom from a copper head snake. I was able to draw out a lot of amber colored snake venom from my lower right leg by having one of these kits readily handy.
3.  Food Grade Activated Charcoal:  I like food grade activated charcoal in capsules. If I need charcoal powder, then I can quickly break open the capsules.  Nature’s Way, Nature Sunshine and others provide a high quality of food grade activated charcoal.
4.  ORA ORGANIC “trust your gut” probiotic/prebiotic powder: My son who is an avid and careful researcher uses this product in his green smoothies every day. He has been using this product for some time and has found it helpful. I have no idea how many similar products like this one are on the market. Checking with a knowledgeable sales person at a local health food store most likely would provide a list of good probiotic and prebiotic products.
5.  Lapcos charcoal face masks:  I just ran across this product about a month ago. I don’t use it since I have a rather long beard.  And I do not have any facial skin problems that require me to absorb toxins from my facial skin. If I did have a facial skin problem due to toxins, most likely I would shave my beard and start applying the Lapcos charcoal masks to my face as needed. These face masks significantly improved my spouse’s skin after about 5 applications. I am totally sold on them and have stocked up a year’s supply for my spouse who wants to continue to use 2 to 3 a week.
6.  Hour Glass:  I bought 3 sand hour glasses on Amazon and Ebay last year. They take around 1 hours plus or minus a few minutes to completely empty from the top to the bottom glass. After eating their fruit every day, each child turns their hour glass over to wait out their fruit’s needed digestive time before eating anything else.
7.  Organic Bananas:  Most stores now carry organic bananas. They usually cost around 20 cents more a pound which is not that significant of an increase for a pound of food. I have found organic bananas to be slightly sweeter. But they are not as sweet as the naturally growing bananas in the Philippines.
8.  Bob’s Red Mill Organic 100% Whole Grain oatmeal:  I like to eat non GMO oatmeal after my fruit completely digests each day. I am not saying this is the best food. But for now it is helping my health. I buy this oatmeal in 7 pound bags from Costco. Costco does not always have this oatmeal especially during the warmer months so I stock up on enough of this great oatmeal to last me through the summer. For the price this is an excellent food for where I am now.
9.  Very Good Dentists in the DFW area of North Texas:  Since this is regional specific, I am not including this in this writing. I will provide this list upon request. Go to the “Further Help” section to obtain contact information.
10. Christian Art Publisher’s Kings James Version of the Bible:  The King James Version of the Bible is pretty correct and accurate to the meanings of the original text. It is a good translation from Hebrew and Greek so I will stick with it. I like a smaller, compact Bible because it is easier to handle when reading. I also like larger print so it is easier to read. Overall I have found the “LARGE PRINT COMPACT BIBLE” from Christian Art Publishers to be a practical Bible for easy handling and reading. The pages are a little thin so there is a little bleed through from the opposite page. But if the pages are thicker which prevents the bleed through, the Bible gets more bulky. So it is a trade off.
11. Roses from Central Market: Central Market in the DFW area of North Texas has some of the most beautiful roses you can find. Almost every Tuesday they mark their roses down 1/2 price. This is the day I buy the spouse roses, usually 7.
12. Nature Nate’s 100% Pure Raw & Unfiltered Honey: This is a high quality honey and competitively priced at Costco.
13.  Mossberg Pump Tactical Shotgun: For home defense I like the Mossberg Tactical pump shotgun in either 12 gauge or 20 gauge. A pump shotgun has proven to be more reliable design. The slide release button on the Mossberg is conveniently located just behind the trigger guard making it easier and faster to press than in shotguns where the slide release is in front of the trigger guard. A tactical shotgun has a shorter barrel which makes it more maneuverable in tight spaces. The 20 gauge is lighter and easier to maneuver than the heavier 12 gauge. The downside is that a 20 gauge only delivers around 75% of the shot as a 12 gauge round. If number 7 1/2 or 8 bird shot is used, this shot size usually will not go through 2 layers of typical sheet rock. This makes it a good round for home defense when other love ones may be in the next room.  Note:  If you don’t know how to handle a gun safely, get good safety training before you purchase or fire any gun.
14.  Lodge Cast Iron Cooking Pots and Pans: Cast Iron pots and  pans are reasonably priced and will not release aluminum into your foods. They are heavy which helps in heat distribution. But it does not make them so easy to clean and move.
15.  100% cotton clothes:  Burt’s Bee and other popular brands offer 100% cotton clothes. Either buy older clothes that are pre GM cotton or buy 100% organic cotton for the cotton clothing that you wear the most.
Author’s Background:
Jesus Christ is my Lord. This is the most important factor in understanding not only physical life but also spiritual life which is much more important. Note: Our physical life is short compared to the eternity our soul will live. Each of us is made in the image of God. His image is eternal. So each of us are also eternal. It is of great personal importance that ones spends their eternity in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Not too many years ago (2011) I was about to fall off my table of life. I needed some divine help to stick around. Fortunately, I found mercy in the sight of the Lord and was shown what to do. By diligently following what was shown, I have been extended at least an additional 5 years of life. I am most grateful for that additional time.
I am a logical and systematic person who has resolved difficult academic as well as industrial problems as a researcher and engineer. Most importantly, I have always embraced the truth that the Heavenly Father and Lord Jesus Christ have shown me. Some of that truth is documented within this writing.
My lifetime so far has only been 67 years. You would think a person at such an age would be pretty settled in his or her habits. I would be if I had not been challenged to stay alive 7 1/2 years ago. When one is at the edge of their table of life, they may need to quickly embrace and follow the ways of life in the right order just to stay alive. That is exactly where I was. This experience showed me the ways of life which I have been pursuing now for a little over 7 years.
Each of us have our own table of life. As long as you are on your table of life, you will remain alive. However, if you are slipping off at its edge it may be too late for you. Waiting until one is on the edge of their table of life is a dangerous time to begin to get serious about maintaining life. However, even if you are at the edge of your table of life or even if you are slipping off that edge, it may be possible to recover if one begins to follow their priority ways of life. Even in dire situations it may be possible to journey towards the center of your table of life moving a significant distance from your table’s edge. This will provide you many more years and possibly many more decades of life. Actually, it can even provide centuries of life. But few are diligent or believing enough to follow the ways of life to that extent.
It takes a lifetime to be where you are at today. Depending upon your physical condition and ability to embrace and follow the ways of life, you could easily obtain so much more life than is typical. The typical so often die way before their time. You have been presented with an impressionistic painting of the potential. At least you now have some idea of what can be done. The purpose of this picture was to challenge you to live.  You certainly will as you embrace and follow the ways of life.
I hope these ways of life can be of help to you and yours. Clint
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[Editor’s note:  Clint Young is a friend of mine and has been for many many years. I know him to be a man of integrity and a serious student of scripture. He has a very analytical mind and has spent a great deal of time studying scripture relative to prophetic events (past present and future).  He currently lives in Texas. /sc]

Reference his earlier work on Finding Gems & Sharing Them — The Life of Jesus – a Timing Study

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