Every year, I try to write an annual letter because there are some people that I don’t see as often as I would like to and I love hearing from them and what they have been doing so I try to reciprocate. Some years it happens and other years it just doesn’t. Sometimes they go out at Thanksgiving time, other years near Christmas and sometimes they are around New Years. Looks like this one is headed for the latter zone!
When I moved to Oklahoma in late 2004, I worked in the financial arena for several years. Then slowly, I became more and more involved in the political arena, mostly having to do with Ron Paul’s campaign for president. An entire movement grew out of those efforts, not just mine but so many wonderful people. I met so many other folks who care deeply about God and country and trying to get us back to life and liberty as the undercurrent to our decision-making. And then in 2009 along came the teaparty efforts and another wave of people generally like-minded awoke and I thought well there is hope and I continued for a bit until the teaparty became just another branch of the RNC or the previous ‘conservative’ wings to be talked about in campaign season and ignored once in office.
It gets old after a while!
Many of you know that my earthly father was a great bible teacher and a student of end times prophecy. One of his best friends, Jesse Jones and I began working together to publish some of Jesse’s books online. You can see this collection (available for free online here on Scribd)
Somewhere along this timeframe I began discovering the wonderful world of essential oils and the many health benefits of same. I am finding remarkable things about the ways they can change our lives for the better. I use them daily for breathing, energy, pleasure, health, antibacterial uses, disease fighting, disease prevention, and a myriad of other ways to apply and enjoy. It was actually this cartoon, shared by several friends, that prompted this post.
I want to be about sharing the things that help us while here on planet earth, and the things which teach us about the Lord’s will and His ways and how following Him makes all the difference. He made us and we work best when we follow the manufacturer’s handbook (the bible old and new testaments).
For I am the Lord, I change not; Malachi 3:6
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8
So one of the ways I am discovering more about Him is by rediscovering my Hebrew roots. I am working to learn a little more about the Hebrew language, the Jewish feast days and the Jewish calendar (or I should say calendars). I have done a post on this recently here so you can see more on the aleph bet gimmel cards and the biblical calendar.
I still work on keeping information flowing to a group of people in Oklahoma and a few in other states as well interested in politics and how we may make a difference. My ideas on what is important really have shifted a lot in recent years. I used to think by electing the right people we could change the world. I now believe that as we change the culture we will elect the right people. Sadly from the looks of things in 2016, so far, we have a long ways to go. People are still listening to the media and watching the presidential race and failing to pay attention to matters in their own backyards. It begins at home and in our local communities!
We might begin by changing how we order our priorities, how we spend our time, who we do business with, how we spend money, and who we donate our time and treasure too. I am talking to myself more than anyone else here, but if you find yourself in the same place, maybe we can hold each other accountable.
I have several goals for 2016 — some personal and some worth sharing. I am working diligently to remove clutter from my life. I want to know what is important and what is not. Last year, I eliminated TV. That simple step has reduced cost and increased time for other things and amazingly, I think I hear better in the spiritual realm without all the peripheral noise. This year, I have begun my long term project of downsizing personal files and stacks of things to do. Each pile is itself a project, so we’ll see how far that one goes! I will continue helping people find the right oil(s) and doing personal research and sharing there as is appropriate but more than the oils and along with the oils, I want to pray with and encourage people to seek the Lord and respond in the time that we have to do so.
I have discovered Google Hangouts and am already on Skype. If you would like to visit periodically that way let me know when we can connect and we’ll schedule something. I am spending less and less time on the internet, so call me or text me to set something up. And of course there’s always the old cellphone.
May you be blessed beyond measure as you seek to walk in His Way, along His Path, listening for and to His voice; blessing as many as you are able to in ways that you recognize and some that you are unaware of completely — moving in His Spirit to accomplish His Will at all times and in all places. I look forward to seeing how our paths cross!
Blessings to you and yours,