Be Who You Really Are


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It’s much easier to not know things sometimes.

Things change and friends leave. And life doesn’t stop for anybody.

I wanted to laugh. Or maybe get mad. Or maybe shrug at how strange everybody was, especially me.

I think the idea is that every person has to live for his or her own life and then make the choice to share it with other people.

You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love.

And we could all sit around and wonder and feel bad about each other and blame a lot of people for what they did or didn’t do or what they didn’t know. You just can’t. You have to do things.

I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. And I’m going to figure out what that is.

Maybe it’s good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it’s okay to feel things. I was really there.

And that was enough to make me feel infinite. I feel infinite.

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, www.journeysthrulife.com.

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George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

Available in both hard copy and ebook format.

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Greenpeace, Do Something Productive and Positive


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Recently Greenpeace protested the oil industry by having people hang from a bridge in Portland Oregan to prevent a Shell Oil Company ship from leaving port.

This ship was headed to the arctic to assist in drilling for new oil north of Alaska

The Icebreaker Fennica was carrying a capping stack which would aid in the process in case there was an oil spill.

This is the same Greenpeace that the founder of the organization has resigned because it has gotten too extreme and no longer relies on facts to support their actions.

Wouldn’t it be nice if people would participate in positive actions  and try to improve the situation and look for solutions that would help create a better world instead of trying to take humanity back to the seventeenth century with their outdated and barbaric actions?

News Flash: we are gong to be needing oil for as long as humanity exists on this planet. Alternative sources can and will be found, but fossil fuels will always be in demand. That is a cold hard fact.

Why do you think God gave us fossil fuels? He gave them to us to use. Exploration, production and the use of fossil fuels is becoming more efficient and environmentally safe as we learn new technologies to make them so.

We owe our present living standards to fossil fuels, if it weren’t for oil, we would still be living in the long gone dark ages, so to speak.

The fossil fuels will always have an important use in our world, to try and eliminate them would be not in our best interest, short-sighted and serve no one.

Even if Greenpeace stops the big bad villain America from using oil, they will never stop countries like Russia and China, countries who don’t have the technology and safeguards we do.

It would be far better to channel their energy to finding better more positive ways to harvest the oil. The oil was put there for us to use. We will never run out, new sources of oil are found every day as the technology improves, and the new technology has made it more environmentally friendly.

Ther will always be accidents and environmental mishaps. Just because something doesn’t go as it should, doesn’t mean we stop doing it, we just find a better way fo doing it. That is called progress.

It seems to me that is the better course to follow, sure beats crawling in a hole and transporting back to the middle ages and living in a cave.

 The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

young living

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, When looking back in history, I soon discovered this has always been a problem, Benjamin Franklin once said, ”Of all the senses, common sense seems to be the one that is used the least.” As obvious as it may seem, many seem to be totally oblivious to it. Most, if not all of the problems the world faces today could be solved if people would just sit back and think about what would seem to be the most obvious and simple solution to any issue. Often times people tend to overcomplicate the issues. I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice. It is now evident they were a lot smarter than we gave them credit for. Many times, in today’s world, the schools and universities can no longer be counted on to teach truth and values that will guide someone through life.

Available in both hard copy and ebook format.

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An interesting thought


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Here’s an interesting thought:

You never find leopards or lions saying to themselves,  “Well, I don’t think I’ll put myself out on this hunt.  Why strain myself?  What’s the point?  I nearly always make the kill and then what happens?  Everyone tucks in and I don’t even get a thank you.  This time, I’ll just coast.  Someone else can do the work for a change. . . .”

A tree never says, “What’s the point of putting out all that effort–growing up as tall as I can to the light?  Sooner or later, someone else is just going to grow that little bit taller, and I’ll be in the shade anyway.  So why bother?”

You never see a cobra that’s too lazy to strike, a mother wolf who is only half-hearted about looking after her cubs, or migrating birds who simply decide not to, or just fly at half pace.

Nature has a habit of always doing its very best.  Animals and plants never do things by halves.  They always do everything that they are capable of doing.  They always do their best.

So why are we humans so different?  Why do we consistently fall behind our own standards for ourselves, let alone anyone else’s?

Let’s take a leaf out of Nature’s book and strive to be the best person we can possibly be in every area.

Let’s resolve to expand ourselves–to fully utilize our God-given talent–to the best of our ability.  Whether at work or at home, realize that failing to do our very best only hurts us–nobody else.

So, let’s strive to be the best we can possibly be.  Starting today!

Copyright Asoka Selvarajah. All Rights Reserved.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often. It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

 

To Forgive, But Not Forgetting


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Written by Gary Wonning

Many times people tell us we should forgive someone regardless of what transgression they have committed. It is the Godly thing to do.

Regardless of how much someone has damaged our reputation, livelihood, or good will we need to forgive them and go on with life.

But what does this mean? Should we just go on as if nothing has happened, turning the other cheek and accepting their behavior regardless of how it may harm someone else or our selves?

How many times do we turn the other cheek?

In each and every one of our lives, we all have someone who has done a great deal of harm to our individual lives. How do we deal with this?

These souls come into our lives so we may learn lessons and better understand not only our selves, but others as well. When do we say enough is enough, thereby releasing ourselves from them so we might both go on with life?

Many people will never change, they will always be who they are. That is their decision, they will continue to suffer the consequences of their actions as long as their behavior doesn’t change.

Sometimes people do change, they see the error of their ways and begin to lead a new and better life.

Regardless if they change or not, there comes a time when we need to forgive them and move on. That doesn’t mean we forget. There is a difference. Forgiving  means we realize they are human and make mistakes, we can love and accept the person for who he or she is, but we don’t have to condone their actions and spend time with them.

They can go their way and we can go ours. No harm, no foul.

You fool me once, it’s your fault, you fool me twice, it’s my fault.

Forgiving means to release and go on, it doesn’t mean we should spend more time with them if we choose not to. That is our choice.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

 

How Many More Miracles Do You Need.


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From time to time I post interesting articles I find from other bloggers.

Interesting perspective. 

For the past few days, it seems like I have done nothing but struggle to keep myself moving forward and live day to day. It has seemed like no matter what I had done or where I went there was a battle of some sort that I had to fight. Like all hell was coming against me. I cried out to God, but it seemed pointless. Useless.

As I was driving down the road one day a profound question was suddenly stirred into my spirit; “How many more miracles do you need?” At the surface of it, it seems irrelevant and unhelpful but when I realized the purpose of the question I could not help but repent of how distrusting I was of God.

As Christians, prayer is the means of talking to our Heavenly Father about the problems that we face. About the hurt. About our loved ones who are not saved. About the fighting going on across this land. About life. Sometimes it seems like God doesn’t hear us or He isn’t answering our prayers. However, what we must understand is that God is not audible in how He speaks to us therefore we can easily miss what He’s saying. I believe the main problem is that we look for Him to speak in one way when we miss Him speaking in another way. Don’t limit God as to how He can speak to you or else you’ll miss it.

After going so long with us missing what God is saying to us it may feel like God has not heard you.

Like your prayers have bounced off the ceiling and back down.

Like God does not care.

Like God is ignoring you.

Like God is taking too long to respond.

Like God is too busy for you.

Like God isn’t even real.

It can easily become depressing when we have not heard from God or we don’t see Him moving in our situation. It can even cause us to lose our faith in Him. But, in truth, God has heard your cries and He is working on our behalf even if we can’t quite see it just yet.

I can personally attest to this through an issue that I am currently fighting, it has taken me a month to realize that it is actually an answered prayer. You see, about two months ago great things began happening in my church and we were anticipating a great future. In response, I began praying that God would remove anyone who would get in our way of moving forward in the Kingdom of God. In the last month, my church has faced a great trial over a very petty issue yet people who had caused issues through that trial are no longer attending my church. As a part of the leadership of my church I have felt the pain and sleepless nights as we fight through this problem. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why God would have allowed something like this to happen right when we were looking for great things to begin to happen. What I just realized, though, is that this was all just an answer to my prayers. God was removing the people who would just get in our way and would ultimately hold us back but I couldn’t see this because I was so wrapped up in the hurt.

In these times where it seems like God is silent, we seem to abandon the memories of how many times God has come through for us.

How many times He has healed us.

How many times He has saved us from trouble.

How many times He has come right on time.

How many times He has answered prayers.

How many times He has performed miracles.

How many times He has given us strength.

Just ponder for a moment of how many times He has come through for you when it seemed like there was no way out. Ponder on how even many more times we have not thanked Him or trusted Him to see us through. To quote an unknown author, “Until God opens the next door, praise Him in the hallway.” I believe this quote is just a cliche and honestly doesn’t mean much of anything to anyone until they find themselves in a hallway and see how difficult it is the praise God in the times of waiting. When you have found that place is when your faith is truly put to the test.

So, how many more miracles do you need? How much more do you need God to show up and bring you out of your mess before you fully trust Him and stop wandering where He’s at next time you’re in a pit? When will you learn to praise Him in the hallway until He opens the door for you?

How many more miracles do you need?

Zachary L. Prewitt is an author, minister, and blogger from Somerset, Kentucky. Check out more blogs like this at http://www.zacharyprewitt.com

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

church and state

There has been much debate over the years about what the founding fathers meant about the separation of church and state. In recent times there has been much disinformation about how they actually believed, especially George Washington. In this short Ebook the author tries to explain how they actually felt.

Nothing Ever Goes Away


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Written by: Gary Wonning

We can’t outrun problems. 

Many people seem to think they can solve their problems by running away from them. They often move to another town or state to escape from some situation. Unless there are people involved who are only interested in creating mayhem in your life this doesn’t work. Even then, many times the individuals who are intent on making your life miserable will still hunt you down, or someone just like them will take their place in your life. 

If we are being bullied, the only solution is to deal with the bully, run and someone else will just take his place and make your life miserable until you learn to deal with it.  

Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know, nothing ever really attacks us except our own confusion.

If we run as fast as we can to the ends of the earth, the problem will be there waiting for us when we arrive.

It just keeps returning with a new name until we learn whatever it has to teach us that we need to know. 

The only way to solve a problem is to face up to it, and deal with it, then the issue will finally be resolved and we can go on with our lives.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world, I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.

Making It Through Whatever Comes


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Written by; Gary Wonning

We can make it through whatever comes next.

It’s all about turning a curse into a blessing. We are all thrown a curve occasionally. We have our  life all planned out, and then something unexpected comes along to  throw a monkey wrench into the works. 

These challenges can often propel us to new heights of understanding. Many times we are headed down the wrong path, the path we have chosen isn’t always the best for us. The obstacle can be a signal we need to change direction. To continue on would be futile and possibly cause us great hardship.

It is at these times we need to sit back and analyze what is going on, and decide the best course of action. Then after we experience the growth we need the doors will open to a new future with more possibilities than we previously could have imagined. 

The darkest moments can lead us to the brightest  place. 

We can’t give up, no matter how dark things seem or impossible we keep going. The best we can do is to just let the universe, or God take over and let him run things. He knows best.

 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

George Koritzer

There is an extreme shortage of common sense in today’s world,
I often think back to what my parents and grandparents believed and said, at the time I thought they were totally out of their mind and ignored it. I now wish I would have listened and followed their advice more often.
It is in this light I have decided to publish some of my random thoughts based on the views of our ancestors.