(So,) You Want To Change The World?

(So,) You Want To Change The World?

I think, on some level, many of us wish we could change the world; further, I am happy to report that many of us can … and, do!

First, What do I work to help to achieve?

I have often, reluctantly, admitted to a life-long, strongly held hope, wish, and desire of my own – a deep seated need –                ……        ……   I want to change the world; it’s in my DNA.

I admit it; I want to change The World.

I used to quickly add, with a sort of ‘shucks’ and looking at the floor …

‘Yes, I know how arrogant it is to hope to change the world!’.

I am not The Savior and even with the greatest desire … I cannot change the world!

Or, can I?   /\   Can you?

Well, I thought, ‘The Savior will come’ – and ‘He will change The World’ [again].

And, so, until then – for me – the question for me becomes

What Can I do To Help?

One of the Gifts given me by God is a heightened ability to recognize in honest and loving ways -‘truths’; and then to reflect them back in a loving and good light in attempts to support a persons’ progression [toward becoming a fully functioning person] (an old professor, non-religious, used to use the term … ‘Fully Actualized’).

For me, today, it is more of a growing in The Gospel [Progression] – a lifelong process of moving closer to [and understanding] God [and adjusting ones’ life accordingly].

I use my sensitivities, my abilities to connect with people, my gift to see truths in both people and matters …. – always I use – to help, to heal, … to bring people together in efforts to unite positive energies for good and right purposes [Gospel Principles and Purposes].

In short – I Work To Help People Grow.

This Blog is a growing, changing, tool to do just that – to help you [and me] to recognize truths, think about them, reflect upon how they impact our lives, and ultimately to use it all to help us all Progress.


You CAN Change The World! [and so can I]


I’m Just Sayin’ … .


The Earth is Burdened by The Wicked Living on a Planet that was made for the Righteous

An Enigma

I came across a most beautiful sentence – one that seems (so far) to ‘ring true’ – from a man who is full of hate. It stopped the entire flow of my thoughts and work this morning.

I am puzzled

I am surprised

I am thoughtful

I am reflective

I am confused (momentarily)

I have no idea, no clue, if it is an original thought or statement of the person it is attributed to [in what I read] … and it is, indeed, intriguing upon the back drop of all I have shared already.

Here is the sentence:

“The Earth is Burdened by The Wicked Living on a Planet that was made for the Righteous”

Wow, does that sentence – that notion – ring true for me!

Why was is so surprising?

The quote is attributed to Louis Farrakhan.

I am not a ‘fan’ or supporter or reader of this man; I came upon the quote as I worked to understand a headline about a NFL player posting some old World War Propaganda.

Even Satan quotes scripture. This is not ‘scripture’ per se …but it sure is to me – a truthful statement.

I’m Just Sayin’ .

Today We Need Run Toward Our Churches … Not Away From Them

Today, We Need Run Toward Our Churches … Not Away From Them

Especially in this age of extremism, in both headlines and actions [by people, localities, groups, governments …], I wish to offer a thought about the need for Religion. The need today for Churches, Mosques, Temples – genuine neighborhood religious congregations – across America; and, the need for them to grow.

My notion is far from ‘an original’ thought and I will offer a link at the close of my comments to a short video from a man who says it very eloquently and drives my point home decisively.

Like many of you, I read a lot of headlines each day – and even understanding the editors are vying for attention with hyperbole angry overtones – once in awhile I have to ‘bite’ and investigate further – asking: Can it be true? And, if so – why, oh why, on earth … can it be true?

In this case, what sparked my attention was the ‘headline’:

Maine single mother facing eviction offered tent and camping gear by city”. Link if you desire   www.foxnews.com/us/maine-single-mother-eviction-tent-camping-gear


Yes, there is more to the story – so I included a link – you can decide if the option was viable in this case – but, please, I’d like to address a larger point.

There are reasons, in today’s society, for these things to be happening with alarming increase [which too many are overlooking]; and, sadly too, we have come to an age where even many religious leaders have succumbed to the onslaught of what so many insist is today’s “status quo”.

Separately, it is NOT the status quo, and that is an important point to teach to others in our circles – however, that is a topic of another composition referenced below as that is the ‘tail wagging the dog’.

I regret to report by personal experience that leaders of great Churches across the country are afraid to say: Church is important [to the point of suggesting that to invite others to join (any religion) is offensive]. I say ‘nonsense’.

Too many will not declare today the simple fact that religion – even Christianity – is central to the foundations of this great country.

Pastors, Priests, Imams, Ministers, Reverends, Rabbi’s are in fear to stand up and declare it is [more than] a little important to find a religion – become a part of a congregation – join a Church that serves God, humanity, and ideals that help people make their lives better.

Forgive a short digression as I ‘say aloud’ that Biblical religions – of every type – today – even fear to say that the notion of a Traditional Family is The Best foundation for this society.

Quickly, [lest I be wrongly labeled a hater] I declare my love for all kinds of families – but the best outcome grows from when we embrace the model where there is a mother, a father, and stable home. Homes in which mothers have time to mother, and fathers have both opportunity to provide financially – AND have time to share with, and grow with, love his family.

Our neighborhoods, cities, and states – the people of our very Country – genuinely need to reconnect with the Values we learn in those Churches. Churches teach values, and promote Faith … in God …and, they work to strengthen that faith – strengthen the people – all of them!

People, in their religious faith, grow; and they love and help each other. Maybe the Government needs to get out of the welfare business and allow … even encourage – religions to do their Work.

Churches i.e. Religious Congregations – be they Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist – are an essential part of America! And not just as memorials or aging and empty ‘monuments’ on our street corners! What we learn in those great houses of God is fundamental to the nature of being human on earth.

And for the naysayers … I don’t know a religion where God is not synonymous with Love – my notions are inclusive – not one national religion, nor is it some path to exclude those with no religion.

I am simply asking we understand better the importance of a religion  … join a Mosque, Temple, Church … and openly invite God back into our Country, and our lives. If some choose not to accept God – that’s fine – but stand clear of those who do. [See my composition about ‘the tail wagging the dog’ in this country]. Send me a note – I’ll happily send a copy.

In closing, this is a Judeo-Christian Country – America. Its Values’ are built on a Judeo Christian, Biblical, foundation – like it or not; and, I am saying for sure – this country needs its Churches [speaking of ALL churches, temples, mosques … combined-plural]  – every one of them – because without themour society fails!

Please take a minute to listen, and watch, a short clip of Clay Christensen from Harvard on this very important topic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjntXYDPw44


When They Broke The Family-They Broke The World

In the year 2020 it can be a real stretch for some to try and understand how the strength of the world, the strength of humanity, the strength of the individual – lies in The Family [and, its natural structure].

A family, separate from artificially imposed limits and rules, is the fundamental unit of a society – any society is the family; and good families always look back to their beginnings – their forefathers –  even our Heavenly Father.

Even if one looks back to the very early beginnings of the world as we know it -we all come from a Family [Adam and Eve] … Israel itself – was, is, a Family.

In times gone by – good families grew to be the size of villages, and small cities [by today’s measure] – but they were families none the less.

Imagine if you will, a family in the country – taking up life on a small farm. Two people – and then three, four … and so it goes and grows… for generations.

This is the natural habitat of a family.

I invite you to stretch your thinking a bit … imagine the farm becomes – A world unto itself! Such a family endeavor, such an undertaking truly becomes likened to an entire world – the proverbial microcosm.

Everyone has a part, a purpose – everyone shares the work and the reward; now really fire up your imagination and recognize that in these worlds, in these families – God is at the center.

All are taught a genuine understanding of our nature, God’s nature is the fabric of these worlds … all are taught their direct lines – spiritual and temporal – back to God.

 These families flourish(ed); they grow, they ‘bud’ off … and each thrives with God at its center. So did this Country of America grow – with God at its center.

And, I repeat – when God is at the center of a family – indeed, He is at the center of a World; and, any world that has God at its center – any family that has God at its center … is blessed, remains healthy and strong.

When business, finance, economics, politics – [of cities – of evil men] forced a change in this pattern.

Capitalists, greed, short sighted politicians paired with evil men and their agendas came in huge waves. People [over time] lost their good, right, and natural worlds; they lost their way – they lost their family – and in that, too – they lost sight of God.

Sadly, fiercely, the dynamics of ‘family’ – the love and respect for God, The Commandments – the very nature that held us together and brought us health … all were torn asunder – the family structure at its core was undermined and systematically destroyed.

 Cities grew, ‘The Country Farm(s)’ turned into suburbs, and into malls, small towns and villages vanished – families changed – lives … changed; …

Today, brainwashed and overwhelmed are so many!w e all had to make and want and have … ‘stuff’ … It happened oh so slowly as we drove our fancy cars and watched our color tv’s.

And, in a few generations, with a wink and a nod – we got our shiny stuff as we mindlessly worked to build the infrastructure that brings us –  to today – and the persecution of anything remotely connected to God … – but that is another story. [Stop by again soon]

Men and women were never meant to live in these monsters we call cities!

When they broke the family … they broke the World.

I’m Just Sayin’ … .