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Seriously?

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People die because some idiot takes a gun to a school he does not belong at, and the best we can come up with is ‘let’s raise the age to be able to purchase that kind of gun’.

Didn’t think I would ever say this, but I have finally lost all faith in ANYONE in an office of power.

Let’s look at some facts:

Former teachers admit the shooter aka ‘coward’ fell through the cracks.

The schools in that area were touted as models for a new way to deal with troubled youth during the Obama administration, no longer would the Police be involved with troubled you (until to late as we see) but now they would have ‘counseling’ from so called mental health experts. We see how well that worked out..

The FBI (who are NOT the Police and cannot be put in the same category) had information that should have stopped this before hand, and once again they, through incompetence, FAILED TO ACT AND PEOPLE DIED. This is becoming their normal operating procedure it seems.

So, before we again blame the instrument for the act, remember this, at 18 our young adults who are being asked to go to war and possibly Die in defense of this country, are now being told they cannot be trusted to buy a firearm?! We have got to look at the overall picture before we rush to judge and make change.

We protect our airports, railways and even the freaking Hollywood actors red carpet walks better than we protect our schools.

Cowboy up America, guns are t the problem, Children that are allowed to always have their way without punishment are..

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Have a Little Talk With Jesus

 

“Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King, and my God: for unto thee will I pray” – Psalm 5:2.

Peach here, Y’all! 2018. 2018 is some kind of amazing year already. So much happening, developing, growing, moving, changing, advancing! And through it all I need the wisdom of the Lord. I need my Jesus. I need to talk to Him and I need to hear from Him. I need to carry my cares to Him, ask for His strength, favor and intervention and provision! I give Him my troubles, and my gratitude, my loved ones, my friends, our country, and He gives me comfort, wisdom, joy, strength and answers!! He doesn’t need fancy words. Or some form in legalese in triplicate. Just respectful, authenticity. Based in faith in the goodness of His character and love for you. I use His Word to reframe my thinking and help me know Him bettter, and that fuels my prayer. Inspires me. Erases some of the world and it’s thinking out of me.

As I mentioned above 2018 is moving fast, and I thought at the end of last week that I rely so much on the Lord, and He is so MORE than faithful, in abundance even, is He faithful. And it made me sad to think there are those who do not know to turn to Him, do not choose to take their cares to Him. How do people make it through life without that grace, that mercy, that comfort and wisdom?

How about you? Well, as for me,  it’s time again for me to have a little talk with Jesus! I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.

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Gun Control

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Enacting ANOTHER gun law will not phase any one who wants to commit a violent crime with a gun. The proof is right there in plain view, look at Chicago, the toughest laws pertaining to guns most anywhere, highest murder rate in the US.

Want to stop school crime, raise your children like your grandparents raised theirs, be strict and firm, give praise when good deeds are done, punishment when rules are broken. Yes spank your children if they are bad, it doesn’t ‘scar them for life’ as some would have you believe.

If your child is rude, and unmanageable, it is YOUR fault, not society’s, take ownership and raise your children to respect life, respect God, and stop expecting someone else to do it for you.

Buy them books instead of PlayStations, bikes instead of cars, and let them earn the money for anything else they want.

Stop blaming GUNS for the wrongs in this country, start blaming the parents who allowed their children to be spoiled brats that think society owes them something. All these so called mental health issues did not affect our forefathers and we should stop allowing ‘Doctors’ to diagnose our children as having mental health issues.

Yes, there are some people with legitimate mental health issues, but for Pete’s sake, if we listen to the ‘professionals’ every child out there has a mental health issue.

Allow teachers that want to carry Firearms at school to get good training and carry them, secure our schools from the outside in, SPEND THE MONEY NOW TO DO THIS instead of wasting it on pet projects. Hire trained people to guard our schools, you’re creating jobs AND keeping the kids safer.

No folks GUNS aren’t the problem any more than cars that are used to purposely run over people are, new Laws aren’t the answer… the answer lies at home where we either raise our children right, or we try and let society raise them so we can always blame someone/something else when they turn out disrespectful and hurtful.

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Firearms Basics

Batman says:

As a Firearms instructor, and the owner of Safe Reliable Training a firearms training school, I hear and see “Tactical Training” until I’m up to my neck in it.

Police Officers (and I do train Police Officers to) need a level of tactical training I agree, civilians not so much, but neither can or should be taught anything tactical until they have Mastered the basics.

Shooting stance, grip, sight picture & alignment, and trigger control. It is our duty to teach these basics, pound them in our students heads, work on them until their proverbial fingers bleed, until they have ‘mastered’ the basics.

Folks, if we jump straight to tactical without getting the basics down, in the heat of battle the deficiencies will show, and if that happens your student or partner or friend, will lose.

So when you look at your Training, and assess your students, just ask “have they got the basics down”

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At the Workplace

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Ever had that boss or coworker that just has to be right, has to be done their way or it’s wrong or stupid? Welcome to adulthood, where EVERYONE thinks their way is the only way something can or should be done. Yep, I fall in this category to at times, but knowing this I try and see another’s point of view and if an idea is better, then I grudgingly acquiesce to that way, usually after huffing and puffing around a bit.

Now I admit it readily and I am working on doing better at fixing it, but there are some, who no matter what, cannot seem to admit they have the same issues. These individuals are usually in positions that have a direct and proximate effect on others. They are the top of the tier, and those directing and or planning how others will do things. Without fail, they are highly educated, both academically and job field related training, or they have absolutely no job related skills and are in their position do to management training or education.

The common worker, the one that goes out and actually performs the tasks are more often than not, left out of ANY discussions on how the job they do should be done. These ‘expert’ bosses, have forgotten how, or never really did know, how the job is done in real life. They go to academies, they go to conferences, they attend training seminars and come back full of ‘great ideas’ on how the common worker should not only do the job, but how they should act and feel while doing it.

The gist of this musing is hopefully to inspire those that are in the position to make changes, to ask the worker bee, and their line supervisors for input and actually CONSIDER what is said to see if it has merit and not just disregard it out of hand because some class or group meeting you attended said their way was best.

Sometimes the least academically educated person in the room has the most of what 99% of us need and that’s COMMON SENSE.

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Protectors

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As someone who has the utmost respect for Police Officers worldwide, and Soldiers from all countries doing what they are ordered to do, I am writing this very rare (for me) serious post.

The ability to push past pain and fear to do something that may cost your life is the, in my opinion, the definition of bravery. Risking your life, sometimes giving your life to protect others is what these ‘Heroes’ do daily. No matter where you are from in this great world that God created for us, there is someone who has or is willing to risk their life to protect you from harm if you are in need.

Say a prayer for these people, you don’t have to agree with them, you don’t have to like them, you don’t even have to think of them, they are there always, risking their lives to allow you the peace to live life as you see it, and in my humble opinion it makes them Heroes.

P.C. Keith Palmer my brother in blue, I will someday meet you at Heavens gate and proudly shake your hand saying thank you for your service and “we’ll done’.

Here is a a prayer for all “Protectors” :

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy.

Grant me the strength to always do what’s right, and the willingness to be the shield to protect the innocent from harms way, Amen

God bless all of you.

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Priorities

Peach says: There comes a certain time where we realize the brevity of life, the fragility of it, the prescious gift that it is. We become aware of the fact the we only have a certain number of Christmases or 4th of July Independence Day celebrations. We begin to make choices on a daily basis, to hopefully, with the Grace of God and the Holy Spirit guiding us, make choices that will help us make the most constructive impact for our loved ones, our community, the Kingdom of God, and the world. Use that extra few hours to go visit your parents, enjoy old memories, listen to their wisdom. Use that afternoon to help your sibling, or your Uncle. Take that long put off anniversary trip! Go to church, you can sleep any time! Watch TV? Or write? Read FB or read your Bible? Or your new Jentzen Franklin book? Or how about, do you once again pick up that other shift at work? Maybe that’s right. Or instead do you take that day with your spouse and go take pictures, and drop in on your son who lives out of town, and go to dinner? You only have so many days. Use them to do things that last. To know the Lord more, to love on others, to serve, to build.

A major verse in our life this year is from Psalm 90:12 — “12 So teach us to number our days, that we may get us a heart of wisdom”. To number as used in the verse means to set, to assign, to appoint, to tell. In other words, we have a role to play, God given authority to purposefully set, assign, appoint, to tell (declare) what our given days shall prioritize, according to His wisdom at work in us! So, go! Live, love, serve, have faith! Believe! He is good! Taste and see His mercy endures forever!

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Pie

Batman says:

Yep, just what it sounds like…Pie, brings up memories of yummy blueberry, raspberry, lemon meringue, peach (sorry honey), apple, key lime, chocolate and on and on.

I love pie of all shapes and sizes and tastes, crumbly crust, chewy crust, burnt crust I don’t care just slice it up and give me a piece.

Nothing profound in this post, no great words of wisdom, just PIE

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Ham

Batman says:

Ham? No not the other white meat although a bowl of beans and ham would be good about now but I digress (hehe fancy word eh?). The Peach and I are Technician Class ham radio operators, although we don’t talk much on it, we still have fun learning stuff. We are going to Orlando in a week to the HAMCATION or in English giant ham radio swap meet, and we are taking her mum and dad and plan to generally have a good ole time. Anyways for those that’s aren’t Hams, each ‘class’ is allowed to talk on certain frequencies and when u get to the top License you can use all available frequencies. This leads me to my point kinda, in my area with my license I can talk on 2 meter mostly, and there are ‘repeaters’ to help me be able to reach farther than my dinky set up normally allows. Clubs put these repeaters up and maintain them which is pretty cool. For the most part the system works quite well until certain people get on and take over the repeater not allowing much other radio traffic due to their taking up so much radio time. Ham is a community of like minded peeps that for the most part are courteous and respectful, but listening to someone discuss gas or other personal issues is not something most people want to listen to. I know it has on more than one occasion made me turn my radio off and not want to bother. Peach and I like to say hello to each other if we are apart and make sure each other is ok, our conversations revolve around those things, we don’t talk long, and normally just listen.

I guess the point is, if your a Ham, be courteous of your time on a repeater and your speech, it portrays a much better impression on people who aren’t Hams but might want to become one, as well as Hams that are new and trying to learn and be courteous.

This would work well in regular life to…

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Establish the Work of Our Hands

Good Monday Morning!! Peach here! Hope this morning finds you in hope and great expectations! I like to start the week with a focus of good expectation, from the goodness of our God, and with that; a prayer and declaration, based on His Word, for myself and my loved 301AAFD9-1B29-4954-BB64-684A4B189765ones. Thought I’d share this with you: “Let Your work [the signs of Your power] be revealed to Your servants, and Your [glorious] majesty to their children.
And let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands—yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.” – Psalm 90:16-17