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Let Pressure Propel Your BEST Treasure Through Your Mouth and Out of Your Heart!

A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.” Luke 6:45

Peach says: Every year the Lord is SO good to give me what I ask for: His guidance and key wisdom for my family and myself in the coming year. One of those key things He gave me this year, (and I’m learning it all kind of different ways, over and over) is to be one of the TWO spies out of the twelve, who BELIEVED GOD and not the scary and intimidating circumstances. To the TWO spies, Caleb and Joshua, the circumstances commanded attention, certainly, but they saw the circumstances through the eyes of faith, as OPPORTUNITY FOR GOD TO SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT! Not scary to Caleb and not scary to Joshua! Because their view, that they looked at the giants and walled cities with, was through the immensity, omnipotence, and FAITHFULNESS of their God! A God well able, no, ONLY able to FULFILL His Word! The Twelve spies were under pressure to see the Promised Land and give an assessment to Moses and the other leaders. Ten of the twelve got it twisted what their responsibilities were. They considered that everybody back home (in the tents!) was counting on THEM! Au contraire!! ALL of EVERYBODY actually SHOULD’VE been looking at it like Caleb and Joshua! Looking at counting on God! Giving HIS assessment, not their assessment! HE alone is our Source! He works through all kinds of circumstances, and through each of us! But, HE is the Source! The SUPPLY! Ten of those spies thought they were being ‘prudent’ and ‘cautious’. But their failure was in exalting their own insight above the already given WORD of a God Who Keeps His Promise. And alllllllllllll of this is to say…WHEN we are under pressure, what’s on the inside will come out…we have good treasure and bad treasure inside, and THE HOLY SPIRIT, our HELPER, will help us, give us self discipline, to SEE THINGS THROUGH OUR LORD!! SPEAK faith! Speak His possibilities!! Let PRESSURE PROPEL THE BEST OUT OF YOU!!! 👌🏻🙏🏻😉👊🏻💪🏻. 🎉🎉

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What Are You Hearing?

Peach Says: The world can be exhilarating, joyful, confusing, chaotic, wearying and painful. What we need is inspiration, revelation, sanctification. Where oh where to get this? Hearing His Word! Read it, listen to it (online, podcast, videos, church service!), books on cd! The Word, the Word, the Word! Washed in the blood, cleansed with the washing by the water of the Lord. The Word says ‘the just shall live by faith’ and that without its impossible to please God. And how do we feed our faith? Is it because we HEARD His Word? Nope. Faith COMES by HEARING! Continue in His Word, drink Him like water, let His Word wash over you, refreshing you!!

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” – Romans 10:17

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Sunrise

Batman says:

Yesterday I photographed the sunrise like I’ve done many times before, but this was different. Photographing beautiful things and sharing them with Peach has always been something I enjoy. I’ve taken probably thousands of pictures, but these resonated something different. I took pictures this time that captured all the beauty that God created in a sunrise, and the only thought I had was ‘I wish my best friend, partner in mischief, love of my life, Peach’ could be here to share it in person. Sometimes a picture isn’t the same but it will have to suffice.

Remember when you look around at the beauty in the world, God created this all for us, and we should enjoy it and share it with everyone we love.

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He Is Our Anchor, Our Life Line, Our Way Maker

 

Peach says, where are you? Wherever you are, He’s gone ahead, He’s made a way, He’s a SURE and STEADFAST ANCHOR! He’s got you, you can trust Him. God bless!

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Seriously?

Batman says:

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

Batman Says:

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

Batman says:

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

Batman says:

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.