Nathan Tune

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 (KJV)

CHRIST-MAS!

Dec
25

MERRY CHRIST-MAS my dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ!

short-merry-christmas-wallpapersI hope you are all having a lovely holiday today, I am just simply trying to enjoy it as best I can and look back on times gone by, it is quite amazing how much time can change things isn’t it?

Each time I start to write one of these blog posts I try to shoot for about 500 words or more because I just feel that is what they should be, not too long, not too short but something good and soul providing, encouraging, uplifting, inspiring (I hope) and good food for your spirit!

Don’t forget what the season is truly about, it’s about these simple attributes below:

  • Christ
  • Giving
  • Love
  • Peace
  • Joy
  • Happy-ness
  • Kindness
  • Caring
  • Sharing
  • Togetherness

If we ever forget that we will lose all sight of the holiday’s, and I’m afraid there are too many people that have already forgotten, as I said in my last actual radio show, CHRIST-MAS isn’t really ALL about gifts, fancy dishes, a lot of food, super savings at the grocery store, egg nog, it’s not about how much ‘stuff’ you get at all. CHRIST-MAS first and foremost has always been about CHRIST.

Now if you’ve been paying attention you’ll notice that I have been spelling Christmas like the following – “CHRIST-MAS” why is that? Simply because if you look at that last word “MAS” in Spanish, it is then translated to “MORE” am I right? I don’t know much Spanish, but I know that  much to tell you, yes I am right! So looking at it with that mindset, Christmas is really one or as matter of fact THE biggest season of the year and it is possibly the one day out of the entire year that CHRIST is recognized MAS than he is any other day of the year!

When CHRIST-MAS is celebrated in that context.

Which I believe for many, many, many many, many years now it always has been, people have always celebrated CHRIST-MAS to honor and glorify – CHRIST!

Now don’t get me wrong, I do not doubt for one minute that there aren’t people who are caught up in all the “stuff” people that ‘worship’ Santa, the elves, the tree, blah blah blah.

I’m pretty sure there are some and we know for a fact that more and more each year our beloved Christmas becomes this commercialization about business making more and more money while people kill each other to save less, it is increasing at a rapid speed, people going crazy about the ‘stuff’ rather than the true meaning.

And we cannot deny that the majority of all the world recognizes Christmas as CHRIST’S birthday and he IS glorified by, he IS, it’s just a ‘fact’ even sinners have to recognize him that day because when Christmas is celebrated the way it always has been, and the one that will  really comes out being glorified is GOD and while I believe the spirit of Christ-mas lives inside each and every single one of us all throughout the year, because I believe it is just the TRUE love of Christ.

It just for some reason takes the actual season of CHRIST-MAS to activate it, then it begins to work outside of us, so what do you say my friends? Are you going to embrace  CHRISTMAS spirit this season? And if you do, why not riding it all throughout  the New Year as well?

And possibly throughout the rest of your life? (Just a wild thought)

I know many have their criticism of Christmas but I will continue to celebrate it, as my favorite parts are the lights and Christ said he is the LIGHT of the world, so why let your house be all dark, gloomy and Scrooge-y this Christmas?

Just to let you all know, again, after today I will be taking a 5 day break from the social world and my phone/internet/laptop and most all electronic devices other than TV to watch some shows and movies with my family.

Celebrate Christ more this Christ-mas!

God bless you all!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

SHALOM –

A Christmas Eve Catastrophe

Dec
24

And so it began nearly two years ago, the beginning of another Christmas Eve

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I’m pretty sure I started that morning with some type of exercise, maybe even a walk as you know temperatures are fairly warm in East Texas even around this time of year,  when I got home there were cookies to be made, chicken salad to be prepared and pecan pies to be made as well!It all started like any other day, quiet, peaceful, calm and mystical as you could just feel the Christmas magic all around you in the air. The Christmas tree was glowing from it’s many strands of lights and beads that were carefully wrapped around it and presents were neatly stacked at the bottom, things were Christmas-y indeed.

I began making the pecan pies, I believe this was the first year I had ever attempted to make one on my own (and I’m not much of a baker to begin with) nevertheless I embarked on this mystical baking journey and set out to make two homemade pecan pies from our very own pecans right here on our own Texas abode!

IMG_2622However I’m pretty sure that they flopped the first time, but we intended on eating them anyways because we can never let anything go to waste (that is considering we have  done without things in the past) so we went on to place them aside to cool and supposedly “set up” (which they would have done, I just hadn’t baked them properly).

Time For A Present!

Usually we wait until we get back from looking at Christmas lights to do this but somehow this time was different and it was decided that we could open “one” present on Christmas Eve that is usual tradition in our home and I’m sure many other homes around the world as well, now, this was the night that I happened to obtained my very first condenser microphone ever for my radio show!

I surely have put it to good use over the past two years, I think, and I believe that I have gotten more used to it and better even, having bought two real XLR cable condenser microphones this year I mainly use them now, but I still from time to time use my very first USB as it’s just easier to set up for short projects and it can compete pretty well with my new professional equipment.

And of course it will always be my first microphone that I will always cherish and keep with me, who knows, maybe one day It’ll mean something to someone else besides me you think? You never can know I suppose…

Well Enough of my rambling, onto the rest of our evening.

The Return Home:

After gazing at Christmas lights for the past couple of hours (which happens to be a family tradition of ours) we then decided to make our journey home, what we didn’t know is the surprise that would be awaiting us when we got there.

It just so happens my friends that I forgot to mention that not too long before the holidays my grandparents had picked up this rescue dog on their way back from a funeral one day in North of Arkansas I believe, a black German Shepherd (at the time named Titan but we renamed him Samson) he had been mistreated by some old lady that kept him in a cage and starved him when he was a puppy.

Something we had forgotten that you’ll understand here in just a moment, a police officer had took him in and posted an ad that he needed to get him to a good family and sure enough my grandparents just all of a sudden decided to go pick him up that day.

It was quite frustrating for me too because I had worked all day on cleaning the house and all of a sudden they barge through the door and I get pounced on by a dog licking my face like a wild maniac, oh well, anyways…

Onto Christmas Eve…

It just so happens that we had put him in a cage not thinking much of it, it was a very big cage and we knew we would be home soon enough, we really didn’t think it could be that bad but sure enough when we returned home, well…

Let’s just say it wasn’t too pretty, he ripped out of that sucker…

(Photo Below)

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We had gotten my grandpa donuts for Christmas that year and that is what he opened on Christmas eve, the dog just so happened to get into some of them, he also opened a few other presents as well that we had wrapped for him, (naughty little booger) he also managed to get into the mini beef franks we had planned for pigs in a blanket on Christmas day or in this case it would of been (Cows in a blanket) and he of course got into those beautiful pecan pies I had made.

But get this, he didn’t just eat one whole pie, he had to eat half of each one! We were all very frustrated indeed, but we knew it probably wasn’t such a good idea to put him in a cage given his past experiences, we just didn’t want him getting into the food (which he happened to do anyways)

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Needless to say that was the last day he spent in the house, he made a pretty good house dog for awhile and even is house trained, he would go to the door when he needed to go out and I don’t believe he ever gave us any trouble there unless of course we didn’t pay attention to his plea to go out, he’s got short hair so his shedding wasn’t too bad but it was still a bit of a task to maintain.

However after we came home to that “Christmas Eve Catastrophe” we decided it was best he stay out side from then on, who could blame us, and who could really blame the dog? It was best for everyone I believe and he still loves us just as much as he did before.

With that said, I hope you all have  a very Merry Christmas eve and an even better Christmas day! My family went out Christmas light looking early this year, yesterday so I suppose we will be staying in tonight enjoying the magic that is Christmas Eve.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

What Is Love?

Dec
12

Love, a word that has been tossed around and spread across our paths so many times in life.

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A word that can move mountains even, not just a word, but a feeling, a thought, an action, a tear, a pain, a small piece of writing from one to another, a crafted gift made by hand, whether it be a small act or HUGE, love… True love, has the power to change the course of history, lives, hearts, minds, it can impact the spacetime continuum, it can lift up, encourage, strengthen, it is there when all else has failed and it never seems to fail.

When true…

But love false can harm, love false can break down, love false can tear up families, love false can hurt relationships, it can destroy, crush, it can cause more heartache than an unkind word, because love false is the worst betrayal of ones trust that can ever be done to a person in this life.

Love false can sometimes even bring the most violence, love false can be bad, it can be deceiving, scary even, love without truth can be even more deceiving just as the truth without love can be brutality, one may say “How can love ever be false? How do you differentiate between the two, what do you look for in true and false love?”

A lot of people like to use “LOVE” when preaching the Gospel, which in fact is the entire basis of the Gospel, it’s the very core of the Gospel, but when preaching that love, let us review the things in past time, when Christ shed his blood out of love, when he was tortured and ridiculed for us.

I happened to receive a comment the other day about the blog post “Where Is God?” one I had written a week or so ago, and the comment said this:

 

That’s right. John 3:16. It  ALL began with love.

Without love, we have nothing – not God, not a Savior, no Calvary, no resurrection, nothing.

Love. It started with love and will end with love – or the lack thereof as Revelations 2:4 states…

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.

 

It did indeed begin with love, a love so powerful, a love so strong  a love so big, so great, so amazing, so extroadinary that it can change, transform, and save even the most wicked vile souls that ever walked the face of this earth, but why?

How you say?

These people preach love, but they do not know, they do not comprehend and truly must not even understand what love it is they speak of.

If people could grasp ahold of Christ’s love more often like they SHOULD, more lives would be transformed, because that’s what his love does, it transforms us, because when we recognize the sacrifice he made for us on the cross out of LOVE, we open our eyes and recognize that love, maybe for the first time in our lives whenever and wherever that may be.

And when we truly recognize that love he gave to us on the cross and gives to us today, that is when we look up and say:

 

“Ok Lord, you died for me, I will live for you, I love you, I will obey you, and I love you because you first loved me, which gives me even more cause to strive to be more like you, to strive to be better.”

 

That’s the beauty of his love, that’s the beauty of John 3:16, that’s the true power of his love.

When we come to Christ we come to him empty, broken, shallow, completely destroyed and surrounded by sheer darkness, we come to him restless, without hope, without peace, without ‘love but then we turn our eyes to him, we read his word, we see that we are dirty, we are filthy, we are nothing without him, worthless, yet he seen us worth it all.

We see that we are in dire need of a Savior, and we see that God is reaching out to us, out of ‘love‘ offering us another chance, to make ourselves right with him, we are given a chance that we don’t deserve, yet; so many seem to take those chances of his ‘love‘ – for granted.

Scripture says:

 

Then he released Barabbas to them. But he had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. Matthew 27:26 K.J.V.

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Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him.

They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him,  and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head.

 

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They put a staff in his right hand.

Then they knelt in front of him and mocked him. “Hail, king of the Jews!” they said.

They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.

After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him.

Then they led him away to crucify him. – Matthew 27:27-31 K.J.V.

Nails were hammered into his hands and into his feet…

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We read the story over and over again, but do we REALLY understand? Christ, our Lord, our Savior was one to talk of love, to preach love, to command love, and he was one who LIVED love.

He showed us he could not only “talk” and “preach” love, but that he could LIVE love…

Thank you Jesus…

So my friends, THAT’S “how” THAT’S “why”

THAT’S:

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Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13 K.J.V.

 

So many of us are quick to proclaim Christ, we are quick to say we ‘love‘ him, but do we, do we really?

 

If ye love me, keep my commandments. – John 14:15 K.J.V.

He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. – 1 John 2:6 K.J.V.

 

True love, that is the love our Lord and Savior displayed, and that is the love he seeks from us, the ONLY love he will acknowledge is a genuine love.

I am so thankful that he didn’t let us go, he could of said no but he didn’t, though we weren’t worthy, he chose to endure.

And because he lives (LOVES), we can face tomorrow.

We will strive to be more like him, we will strive to live better each day, we will turn away from all things dark and begin to be more of a reflection of him, (the TRUE light.)

Because we love him, we keep his commandments, we obey him.

Because we love him, we love others, and because we love others, we share truth with them in love with BOLDNESS… WITHOUT compromise, it CAN be done, I’ve seen it and experienced it myself.

True love, there is nothing like it, and once we grasp ahold of HIS TRUE LOVE…

THAT is when we will truly be shaken at the very core and turn our life over to him completely…

Love speaks.

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The photo above speaks a lot for me personally, especially around this holiday season…

Those of you that have read my blog, followed me on youtube and other social media sites all know that my grandparents have pretty much raised me my whole life given the circumstances with my mom.

With her not being around (yet again) I am most certainly blessed to have my grandparents in my life who truly knows what the definition of TRUE love is, they have been there for all of us, even my mom no matter what she had done, my grandparents would always reach out to her again and again in love forgiving her of her trespasses against them..

Only to be hurt over and over, this last time has surely done one over on us all, but nevertheless we press on, comforted by the TRUE love of Christ…

I thank God that he loved me enough to give me such caring grandparents that have always fought for me, that have always done their best to take care of me and that have never left me, or their own children.

They have instilled in me (as they always strive to) what TRUE love means…

It means exactly what I just wrote above:

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(And SO much more…)

Thank you all for reading,

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and remember!

John 3:16

SHALOM –

Where Is God?

Dec
02

Interesting question right? Now, I’m sure many of you might of taken to that a different way.

Where-is-God-HDBut fear not, just listen…

Because I know for a fact that there are many out there who genuinely ask that question every single waken moment, with all the blood, the guts and absolute most wicked vile events taking place in our every day life. How can you NOT ask yourself that very simple question,

“WHERE IS GOD?”

For some believers it’s hard to understand that sometimes.

Now, just imagine how much harder it is for someone that DOESN’T believe, Eh. Catching on yet my friends? Imagine how much more difficult it is for someone who has never ever in their lives experienced God’s love, his grace, his compassion and his light. Imagine how much more impossible it is for them to see the good in today’s world. To see HIM in anything.

The fact of the matter is, it all goes back to “Free Will” man is just evil, wicked and vile in nature. Now, we can either choose to live a sinful life of hatred, murder, crime and filth.

OR – How About:

We choose hope, we can choose to live a life filled with God’s love, his hope, his kindness, his mercy, his never ending sufficient grace. Yes, we can indeed make the world a better place all on our own, I’ve said this many times. But we have simply got to stop worrying about what everyone around us IS doing and start to ask ourself “What are we NOT doing?”

What is it that I have left out in my every day life that could better this world? What is it that I could do today to make someones life a bit less stressful? Could I give them some money? Buy them some food to eat? Give them a nice warm coat this winter? Put them up in an apartment to help them get back on their feet? Give them a family for the holidays? What if I don’t have money though, then what can I possibly do? Can I do anything at all then?

The answer my brothers and sisters is YES, YES WE CAN!

We can smile, we can offer a listening ear, a shoulder for them to cry on, a heart to give them love, a message of hope from their maker above.

A simple “Hello, how are you?” will do just fine. It’s not about the quantity of who we help that matters, it’s about the “quality” of our help to them that matters. It doesn’t always come in gold, green, silver or fancy cars and millions of dollars.

Sometimes the greatest gifts and the smallest acts of kindness can mean so much more to someone than any of those things, all it takes is US reaching out to a dying destitute world that is asking “WHERE IS GOD?”

So, I guess the answer to that question would be this, my friends…

God is right there within you, If you are a Christian today, asking yourself where God is in all this mess, just look in the mirror,  he’s supposed to be dwelling within YOU. YOU are his hands and feet, YOU are the one who can make a difference if YOU just will. That’s where God is, he’s inside of YOU and me, and the rest of those that follow him.

To those who don’t believe in God and for an unfortunate reason don’t see God in his proclaimed followers, do me a favor. Please, KEEP looking. SEEK and you WILL find him.

He’s right there my beloved friend, he’s reaching out to you in more ways then one but because you are so resistant to him you are purposely blinding yourself from him and he wants you to see him, but you choose not to look for him.

Do please choose today to start looking again, if you’ve somehow stumbled upon this blog and my website, I hope that you can see God in me and the words I choose to share.

 

For God So Loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever BELIEVETH In him should NOT perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. – John 3:16

 

That scripture stands true for you today my friend, he’s reaching out to you, don’t give up, it’s worth it; just keep trying.  God loves you my dear friend, and if you need to contact me personally, you can do so by clicking HERE.

May God be with you this moment, wherever you are. He loves you.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

THANKS-GIVING

Nov
27

Happy THANKS-GIVING everyone!
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I hope you’ve been just as blessed this year as I have!

Well – I certainly DO have much to be THANKFUL for, yet at the same time I have instances where I can be saddened… But I do my level best to focus on the positives rather than the negative, you all should know my story/testimony well enough if you’ve followed me long enough.

If you don’t, well just go back and search for it.

Then you might understand why somethings this Holiday season is a bit hard for me, but I’m not going to talk about those things in this post. Today, I want to talk to you about some things on my heart that I might of left out during my latest Radio Show,.

This is supposed to be the season of love, peace, joy, happiness, GIVING, Thankfulness (Hence the term “THANKS-GIVING”) Yet somehow each year more and more people seem to forget the true meaning of these holiday’s altogether, the true meaning of the season and as matter of fact, the true meaning of life itself.

Whatever happened to people just loving each other? Giving without expecting anything in return, thanking God no matter what their status in life? Enjoying the smallest things.

I believe it is something that we as a country, a society and even as a world have fallen much too far away from. But I will not fret, I will not worry too much, because I choose hope, I choose to believe that there are people who care about each other. They love each other and want to make a difference, I choose to believe that life can be better and it is when we start to praise the good and vilify the bad more often.

When We Get Back To The Scripture:

…It is more blessed to give, than to receive. – Acts 20:35 K.J.V.

How true this is, and not just because it makes you feel all good inside, It is ok for that to happen. But it is better to give than to receive because sometimes we just have too much than we even realize, sometimes we forget that and we begin to start taking things for granted.

So we have to learn to get back to the basics, we have to learn to give back to those less fortunate. We have to learn the true meaning of life again, the true meaning of the holiday seasons and the true meaning of what it means to be a decent human being again if we ever were considered “decent” to begin with.

We have to reach a point where we say, “ENOUGH” I have had it with all this garbage in the world, I’ve had it with all the hate, I’ve had it with all the greed, the commercialization of holidays and I’ve had it with the deterioration of our world.

I’m going to make a change for once.

BE THE DIFFERENCE:

It is our INDIVIDUAL choices, the way WE live OUR lives that MAKE the DIFFERENCE. – Glenn Beck

Yes, I did just make a Glenn Beck quote. Now I know a lot of people don’t like him, and I myself personally do not agree with him on some things. But he shares amazing stories, he shares the truth and I have followed him for quite sometime now and even researched him and he usually knows what he’s talking about and his “Glenn Beck Predictions” usually always come true.

Now, time to list all of the things I am thankful for this, THANKSgiving!

I THANK GOD FOR:

  1. My Family (Grandparents and Uncle)
  2. My Friends (Those Here In America & Across The World)
  3. His Sufficient Grace
  4. Being Able To Be Born In America
  5. Getting To Meet Chuck Norris!
  6. The Republican MidTerm Victory!
  7. Technology
  8. Love (True love not a wishy washy love)
  9. Life (To Simply Be Breathing)
  10. EVERYTHING (And SO much MORE)

I had to stop with “EVERYTHING” because really, I could get into a long thing of all the things we should thank God for everyday but I believe if we just thank him constantly for everything then he will understand just what we mean.

After all, he knows the exact number of hairs on our heads! Thanks for reading dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ!

Until Next Time…

SHALOM –

Change…

Nov
26

Good tidings to you my dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ!
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Ahhh… Yes, time to break out the old “CHANGE” Image again!

Well, today I want to talk to you about some of the new directions I plan on taking my radio show, this website and whatever else I can think of to fill the gaps in this post. Let’s start with the new direction for “Tune Radio”

As you can see (If you even checked, you little lazies!) I have updated the “Tune Radio Page” I have also made a separate youtube channel completely dedicated to Tune Radio, I may just be sharing shows through that account for quite awhile like I already have been doing, because my digital radio dj/broadcaster will not work for me anymore like it once did and I now have no other way to share my radio show but youtube.

So if you haven’t already  – go SUBSCRIBE!

Next let’s discuss…

The Website:

From now on I will be dedication a lot more time to working on building up my website. Now, that doesn’t mean that I won’t be posting on other social media pages anymore, it just means I will be using social media pages to direct more traffic to my website because I’ve had this blasted thing for two years now and there are still some people that aren’t even aware I have one!

How do you like the new look by the way? I myself LOVE it but hey, I’m “supposed” to LOVE it! I made the darn thing! I bet some of you are reading and are thinking right now, “Well, this kid’s on a sugar high” Nah! I’m just excited about all the things I have “planned”.

QUICK! Think! Why did I put quotation marks around “planned” like that? Because I am one that believes everything always goes according to plan! Even if it doesn’t go according to MY plan, then I KNOW it had to of gone according to GOD’S plan because I always try to be in his perfect will.

BLOG POSTS:

I am going to try to write and share more blog posts, It’s one thing I love doing; however with writing and planning shows for “The Nathan Tune Show” that takes up a lot of time as it is and I have to manage things better and sacrifice some things for the good of something else.

With that being said blog posts will most likely continue as they have been, but who knows, I’ll try to write something short every chance I get!

AUDIO DRAMA’S:

This Christmas I will be premiering my very first ever audio drama!

Titled: “A SAVIOR fOR cHRISTMAS”

Preview Below:

I have ALWAYS – LOVED audio drama’s! It makes me so happy to announce this story I created on my own and having acted all the voices as well! I CANNOT wait to share it with you!

Remember, this premieres December 23rd of this year!

It will be available to listen to on youtube for FREE – but if you wish to support this drama and others like it in the near future, you can do so by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you for whatever you can give! As someone once said…

Even the smallest pebble, can make a ripple; In the pool of life.

Well, that is about it for now! OH! I almost forgot – (ALMOST)

I will be taking a one week break from “The Nathan Tune Show” meaning I will come back on December 9th 2014.

Thank you for all who read and until next time…

SHALOM –

Overcoming Heartache…

Nov
10

Good tidings of thanksgiving and love to you all my beloved brethren in Christ and SHALOM! Today I would like to take a short moment of your time to discuss some issues that have really been on my heart lately, as you know I have been dealing with the sorrow that is the fact of my mom taking back the homeless man yet again. And that is the whole reason I have decided to title this post exactly what it is:

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Because whether anyone chooses to believe it or not, YES, my heart has been incredibly ached by this. I get angry, upset and highly frustrated; over and over again in my mind I have thought to myself “Why God, why have you allowed such things to take place?” Why is it that me and my family go to to extroadinary measures giving up so many things (yet again) to help my mother just so she could take this crook back into her life? Yeah I said it, CROOK. It upsets me to the very core because I was SO proud of the way my mom was moving in her life, how she was making something of herself, finally going after her dreams and MAKING them happen. It upsets me to think of the sweat, blood and tears my Grandparents has put into her all their life just so she could brutally harm us all yet again. I try not to sound mean or bitter or ugly, but the only way I can describe the feeling I’ve had for so long is DISGUST.

For months I have been disgusted at the fact that this could ever happen, however I shouldn’t be so surprised, I felt it coming months before it did happen. Just as I had before, I prayed, fasted. It seems this is just something that was bound to happen regardless of what I did, what I just can’t understand is: why would God warn us of things that we ultimately have no control over? Friends have talked with me about this and do their best to explain. But the fact of the matter is, it’s still bewildering me, nevertheless all we can do is trust God, right? Trust him in the good times and the bad times, because he can make good come out of ALL situations. If we never learn to endure our trials gracefully, faithfully, and thankfully, we will never come out cheerfully. We will come out bitter, angry, cold and heartless. But let us conquer evil by taking the single first action to do so.

Let us choose to keep persevering, keep moving on; even when you think you can’t take another step, do it anyways. Because the more we move on in doing what is RIGHT the more God will bless us for it. I have been so confused and so shaken up, many do not even understand the heartache I still feel, there are nights it hits me hard and I don’t know if it will ever go away. I am strong enough to move past it, but I still feel, I still have certain days where it really gets to me and I believe we are allowed to have those days. Especially when someone has caused you pain, not once, not twice, not three times or even four but FIVE times. FIVE times you have been harmed by this person, FIVE times you gave this person you love and forgiveness without hesitation, FIVE times you allowed someone who had stabbed you in the heart to come back in and trusted them. And then FIVE times they abuse you again. I say FIVE times is where I draw the line…

Now this is something I struggled with for quite sometime, but I have now realized that I must. I have forgiven my mother yet again of what she’s done. But as my dearly beloved Australian Brother In Christ, Thomas puts it:

“Forgiveness doesn’t mean, permittance, people don’t deserve the chance to hurt people again. It doesn’t mean you don’t forgive, but you don’t forgive and forget. You forgive and learn from your mistakes.” – Thomas

I fully agree with that, you can love someone, you can completely FORGIVE them, but you do NOT have to allow them back into your life, and that is what I have chosen to do. I can’t trust my mother again and I cannot afford to emotionally, I have health issues, nerve problems and heart problems. High blood pressure and sleep problems. I cannot allow another traumatic experience like this to cause my health anymore damage than it already has. I just can’t, and that ends up hurting me too, but I’ve come to the conclusion that; It is a whole lot less hurt to just keep my distance. Yes, when I see her in the grocery store with her “man” I cannot look at it, it upsets me with hurt too much, so yes. I turn away and HAVE to leave the store. I am not at fault for that and no one will ever make me believe I am, my chest starts hurting, my heart begins to beat real fast to where I can feel it pounding against my chest. I become overwhelmed with emotion, I have an oversensitive nervous system and it’s hard to maintain in horrific, bad, scary or even good events. So I avoid the possibility of seeing them as much as I can.

Living in the same area doesn’t help but I manage. The way I look at it is, I have done nothing wrong, I am a victim, but I will NOT play victim. Because through scripture I am VICTOR. I will continue to do what is right, I will march on in the Lords army with my battle scars, and I will choose to do GOOD, because I REFUSE to be trampled on. I REFUSE to let myself quit. I will not live like I don’t care because I DO care, and while I don’t hope and pray for bad incidents to take place in my life. I don’t fear them, because each strike I take from the enemy just makes me stronger in Christ. I won’t be shaken, I won’t be broken, I won’t be moved. I will continuously stand strong in the Lord. Those of you that read my posts, my statuses and follow me online through twitter, facebook, youtube and my radio show. I will always remain honest and true with all of you, I won’t hold back my mistakes or my victories. I am human, but I do my best to be my best and if I falter I’ll admit it.

To my mom:

“If you’re reading this. Here are some things I would just like to thank you of. Thank you for empowering me, thank you for strengthening me, thank you for igniting an even deeper passion within me, because all the choices you’ve made that has caused me deep, deep DEEP harm. Has birthed something great within me, because I allow BEAUTY to come out of my heartache, I choose to OVERCOME my heartache. While you choose to live in the past as you continuously keep making the same mistakes over and over again, I choose to move on and take a brighter path. With a brighter future and a brighter life ahead. I pray that someday you come to your senses and realize the mistake you have made yet again, you can disagree now it doesn’t make me no difference I still mean what I say and I’ll still say what I mean.

I am not at the alter begging God for your return this time, I honestly cannot allow you back into my life after this, but I do say this. I love you, I always have, I always will. That won’t ever change. I have loved you when I was four year old little boy locked in a basement, starving, locked in a room to stay in bed all day. I loved you when you were sick and ill and couldn’t get out of bed. I loved you when every singing I went to I would plead out to the church singing groups to please pray for your recovery in good health. I loved you when you left with this man the first time, I loved you when you chose to take him back a second time and I now love you when you have taken him a third time. The fact of the matter is all my life I have loved you, all my life I’ve just wanted you to be a real mom, where you loved your mom and we all loved each a other, a great big happy family with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you, a barney family. But life isn’t an episode of barney, but that doesn’t change the fact that all my life I have spent praying and pleading out God protect you, God bring you to your senses, God bring you back to me, all my life, God restore your health, God make you new. All my life crying out to God for you. It doesn’t ever change that fact and it never will. But now we can never be in contact ever again. I just can’t. But I will see God prevail yet again, wait and see, your eyes will be opened soon. My hope rests in the one true God, Yeshua HaMashiach, and he’s never failed me.

You keep waiting, you hear? God still hears me, I know. He will answer too, in time. His time, his sweet, sweet time.. ” – Nathan Tune

To all of you that took the time to read this, thank you, God bless you so much. Keep watching, great things are coming, keep believing, the best is yet to come. And always remember, just when you think it’s the end, think again. Because what we think is the end, is actually the BEGINNING of something NEW…

Until next time my beloved brothers and sisters…

SHALOM –

I’m A Christian…

Oct
11

Hi, I am a Christian,

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I work at your local super markets, in the deli, in clothes departments, as a firefighter, as a police officer, as your sheriff, as your butcher, your post master, your mail carrier.  I eat breakfast, lunch&dinner just like anyone else, I go to town meetings, I catch colds, flu’s, have allergies, get a broken bone here and there and I fail many times. I put my clothes on just like you, I have 1 head, 1 body, 2 legs, 2 arms, 2 hands, 2 feet, 10 fingers, 10 toes, 2 ears, 2 eyes, 1 mouth, 1 tongue and I may speak many different languages.

I Don’t Always Look The Same:

I may come in many different races, and there are female versions of me as well. I go to sleep, I wake up. I cry, I laugh, I smile, I love, I get upset, angry, frustrated, aggravated and fail, many times. My bones can break, my feelings can get hurt or uplifted, I have emotions, I’m not an empty hunk of metal cyberman from doctor who, I’m a human being, created in the image of God just like you and everyone else in the world.

Whether you be Black, Mexican, Italian, Jewish, German, French or white, when your flesh is ripped open blood will likely spill out and the color will be red for each race. I like watching movies, crocheting, cooking, acting, writing, playing, racing, hunting, fishing, entertaining, traveling, adventuring, exploring and much more.

I’m a Christian, and I may be your next door neighbor, your cousin, your mom, your dad, your aunt, your uncle, your brother, your sister or just your friend. You may know me a lot or you may know me a little, you may love me or hate me, either way I love you.

I wish to serve God with everything in me, and I wish you would understand, I am a Christian.

I love Jesus Christ, I believe he is the way, the truth and the life.  The ONLY way. And I wish you would just understand. If I never share my faith with you, (in love, with truth) then I do not believe what I say I believe, and if I don’t believe what I say I believe then I am living a lie. But if I do share my faith with you, please understand it is only because I love you.

And I believe with all my heart Jesus is the only way, and without him no one can be saved.

I hate how evil this world has become, and what I hate the most is how sweet so many people are, but they are lost. Blinded..

Jesus Christ is the great shepherd and when he died that day on crucifixion he left the 99 to go looking for the lost one, and that lost one is you. If you were the only person to ever accept Jesus or ever be alive, he died for YOU. Because he loves you.

I’m Not Perfect – Just Forgiven:

I do not claim to be sinless, scripture says we have all sinned and come short of the glory of God, but I claim to live a new life in Christ Jesus where I strive to be more like him after having turned from my sinful ways to go and sin no more.  Sure I will fail, I’ll make mistakes, I am just human, no one is perfect until we meet with Jesus.

But I do my best to be my best representation of him. If I seem hypocritical at times please forgive me I can be better, and if I seem hateful at times, further examine me and my life before you stereotype me with the real hateful so called Christians.. Because we aren’t all the same…

But you must understand if we didn’t stand for what we believe in then we wouldn’t believe what we say we do. Me, I am a Christian, and I believe what I say I believe. I believe Jesus Christ is the one true God and father of all.. I believe he is the only way to heaven.. And I believe in love.

I am a Christian, you can think of me what you wish, nevertheless, I still love you, because God loves you. The truth of the Gospel is to save us from slavery to sin… And if we are never truly saved from that, then in sin we will die and when we die in sin we die for good.  But as a Christian, Christ washes away our sins with his blood, so we shall live for eternity, in heaven.That is the power of the Gospel…

I am a Christian, I am not always liked, I’m so misunderstood in today’s world,  but that is just fine, Jesus walked in this world once too and just like me, he was misunderstood as well…  I am a Christian, I see it a blessing to be counted worthy enough to suffer for his name.

I am a Christian, you may already know me, if you do, I hope you know me as love. Because that is one of my greatest passions, love… Love of God, family, friends.
And love of you. Whoever you are.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16 K.J.V.

All my love be with you.

Yours truly,
The Christian

I Am FREE!

Jun
29

Good day everyone, whatever time it is, wherever you and whoever you are I’d like to personally welcome you to my blog post for today and lets just get started with it right away then why don’t we? How was yesterday’s blog post? It was one of my favorites to ever write and my Australian mate’s enjoyed it very much and thanked me. However today I am going to be writing on a different note, more a spiritual writing for today.

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Now as you know somethings have been going on with me and my family, we have been hurt, taken advantage of, lied to, mocked, laughed at, ridiculed and people just keep throwing those stumbling blocks, but we’re determined to turn them over and make them stepping stones and we just gotta keep right on trucking for Jesus Christ right? Because the world is already such a dark place and if we give in and let the devil blow out our light then it’ll just be that much darker in this cold, cruel wicked world. And that won’t be doing much help then now will it? No my friends it most certainly will NOT. That is why at some point in our day to day struggles and trials we have to come to the realization that we are FREE we are free from all those worries, those pains, those heartaches and those lies people told us. We are most definitely free from carrying those burdens.

When was it that I came to the realization that I am free? Yesterday I wrote about my two new Aussie mate’s, well I was talking with T’Bird one night and was telling him things going on with my mom and everything else and he was just encouraging me and everything and then after not long he had began to pray for me and I thanked him for that and told him that God will surely bless him and he was just happy to be a friend.    I went on to bed but woke straight up moments later with a deep peace and very calming realization that I am FREE, free indeed. I have came to realize though these things may upset us from time to time, they may get really hard to deal with. They may make us want to jump up and down on somebody’s head or slap some people around. We have to learn that we gotta be willing to LET LOOSE and Let GOD. Let God have his way in the situation, he’s already gone before us and he knows just where we are and just what we need.

WE ARE FREE!

We have got to come to that ever so blissful realization that we are FREE, the moment Jesus conquered death, hell and the grave we were on that very moment instantly free of shackles of heartache, pain, addictions, sicknesses, anger,hate, jealously, worry, sadness, mischief, all the burdens, the troubles, the fears, tears and horrendous years of the past we became free and we as his children have to start living like we’re free and when we come to that ever so peaceful realization our perspective on things will change. Sure things will still bother us, we are only human, but we aren’t going to let them get to us like they used to.

We aren’t going to let things dig at our skin until we bleed out from worry. We aren’t gonna let our heart be troubled because deep down we know that no matter what happens in our life, no matter how hot the fire may get or how high the water rises, how much the earth quakes and shakes or how strong the wind gets we know that we know God and if we know God we know we are set FREE through the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!

Do you know tonight, today, this evening, this morning, this afternoon. Do you know that you are free? You are free indeed, saved by his amazing grace, through Jesus Christ, alone? Think about that. You’ve been set free, redeemed and ridden of all your burdens the moment that you come to Christ.

With the 4th Of July coming up (Independence Day) I thought this was a great time to get this out and a great time to come to such a fantastic realization, no? Well we know that in America we are free, however our freedoms are being taking away from us almost on a daily basis and rapidly faster and faster with each passing moment it’s quite sad. Especially all those who lost their lives for that freedom. They may be able to take away our liberty in America, which won’t happen without a fight. So many people are just allowing this to happen it’s ridiculous. But one thing is for sure! They can NEVER take away the freedom that is given to us by the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Thank you for reading today God bless.

Shalom,

The ‘GAG’ Order…

Jun
26

Hello there friends, I know that the beginning of this blog post may seem quite different than any other one that I have ever written. It is that is most definitely true, but let me just explain and jump right on into this then why don’t we? You all know how awhile back I wrote a blog post asking prayer for my mother and my family. Whoever read it yes, you know. I appreciate all the prayers from across the world that I am receiving. From my two amazing new ‘mate’s’ and brothers in Christ in Australia (I’ll talk about them later) to people all over the country.

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Onto the rest of my story… Well before I had written that blog post I did something that both I and my grandma have received much criticism for but you know what? I don’t care, and I’m don’t one bit feel guilty or bad about what I’ve done. You know? Because It’s true, I am disgusted and the things that have been going on with my mom and in my family makes me disgusted and it makes me GAG, it makes both me and my grandmother gag. I don’t believe this hurts my ministry one bit, people say “WWJD” they need to ask that to themselves the next time they’re in the bars getting drunk before church on Sunday morning, they need to ask that to themselves when they’re out singing at the honkytonks, Jesus wouldn’t be doing that, THAT’S FOR SURE. I find it SO amusing how LOVE LOVE LOVE “NON-JUDGY” Christians can become so judgy to others when they state truth or just state the biblical scripture. It’s ridiculous.

I’m pulling the “I’m Only Human” card on this one and I believe I have every right to be upset, disgusted and YES even post a long comment on my mom’s facebook with a pic of my grandmother and I gagging, I have EVERY right. Let’s get to that now then why don’t? I am going to edit a bit of this so I take out people’s names I used so they won’t be shared on this wide range of publicity but I will leave the majority of what I said in there and it’s the TRUTH and it’s how I have felt over the matter, my mom getting back into these people’s lives has disgusted me, not only that it’s made me sick. Especially after everything she once said when she returned to us back in 2012, anyone that has kept up with me remembers everything. Because this is one thing I have shared with everyone, I myself don’t believe a Minister is to have a personal life I believe it is good for him to be completely open and honest and that is what I’m being. It tells you that a person is real and nobody’s perfect.

All we can do is try our best, love God, deliver his truth to a cold dark wicked world and keep trucking on for Jesus no matter what this evil place throws at us. I’ve witnessed enough at my young age and been through enough that I don’t care what people say anymore, the way I look at it is if they have anything NEGATIVE to say then that’s THEIR problem NOT mine. And I don’t care because for the most part their ‘opinion’ doesn’t matter to me. They think they’re crushing, they think they are breaking us down with their words.

Sitting there waiting for us to fall and fail just like the devil, but they don’t realize is every stumbling block they throw our way we turn it over and make it a stepping stone HALLELUJAH!!! Some people think I’m crazy, that’s fine. If you aren’t crazy then your’e the one that happens to have a problem pal, not me. Because without crazy HUMAN people in this world, it would be such a boring place… Finally onto what I wanted to share most this morning.

I wrote this on my mother’s facebook page with a picture of me and my grandma that I no longer happen to have but I do not feel bad or happy about what I had to say I believe it was what I needed to say and do, I believe it is the truth and if anything I still feel disgusted.

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“My my my look at how things change “I ain’t NEVER gonna have anything to do with them people ever again” you said… You blocked em and wanted em out of your life cuz that was the past….


So much for that, you’re all double minded and unstable in all your ways and you better all watch out cuz you can run on for a long time, run on for a long time, run on for a long time but sooner or later Gods gonna cut you down, yeah sooner or later Gods gonna cut you down.

Said you’d never have anything to do with those reprobates again, here you go right back to them again.. 

What is that the scripture says?

As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. 

(Proverbs 26:11 KJV)

It is just awful and a huge disappointment, I was rather proud of you, you were making something of yourself but I can guarantee you that you take this path again you will fall terribly and nobody’s coming to pick you up this time… 

You can all say whatever it is you want but here’s what I have to think about all of it… Know that God is still God he’s the God over mexico that dropped the wicked mexicans dead and God is just and upon this rock Is my foundation and the gates of hell shall NOT prevail… 

Go tell that long tongue liar,
go and tell that midnight rider,
tell the rambler, the gambler, the back biter, tell ’em that God’s gonna cut ’em down.

Tell em that Gods gonna cut em down.. 

You can run on for a long time, run on for a long time, run on for a long time but sooner or later God’ll cut you down, yeah sooner or later God’ll cut you down.”

 

Now first off you have to know the situation which you couldn’t ever even begin to comprehend the things my family and I have endured to bring both my grandma and me to that point of gagging in public but that’s where we are and I don’t feel bad about it one bit I feel disgusted things are the way they are. That is all I said friends, along with the pic of us gagging, and we have received so much criticism for that. It’s ridiculous these people believe they’re perfect but they’ll soon find out they aren’t. I believe in truth I believe we all ought to try and be everything we can be for God and be as perfect as possible but I don’t for one second believe that I myself am perfect and I don’t believe anyone of us is except for Jesus Christ.

I shared what I said with many of my friends, they see nothing wrong with it, and they are very loving Christians that love God with all their heart and are great people. They are real, not some stepford Christian that lives in a world of all positivity and sunshine. They live in the real world with real Christianity where things may get negative from time to time but they remember the comforting words of Jesus Christ and pull right on through. This will cause another uproar in my family and probably among some of you reading, but again. I don’t care, I’m doing what I feel is right, I’m doing what I feel I need to do at this time and I’ve done so with much thought and finally decided to take this time, so go ahead, criticize me. I don’t care. That’s why I want to be an Actor, that’s why I want to be in the entertainment business using my talents for the Lord, because I’ve seen some of the most awful things said to my family and had awful things come my way from relatives that I got over and If some bystander hollywood reporter thinks that he or she is gonna get the best of me. Let em try cuz my own relatives couldn’t break me I never cared about the criticism they’ve given and I sure don’t care about what some stranger say.

This whole incident caused my mother to block both me and my grandmother on facebook, that’s why I called this the GAG order because both my grandma and I have been under a GAG order… With my mom, not here and most certainly anywhere else. Everyone has the right to do, say and live however it is that they please but they will have to pay that cost, we’re paying our cost. We have the right to say what we feel to say not out of hate, maybe out of anger, disgust and sheer disappointment. But especially out of love.

If you have made it this far in my blog post God bless ya, now go ahead and say whatever it is that you may… But remember, if you don’t judge people then well.. You don’t judge people, so why judge someone when you haven’t walked a mile in their shoes first? It’s funny how the NON- JUDGY LOVE LOVE LOVE Christians don’t believe in judging yet they always make the hypocritical judgements that Jesus Christ preached against, the ones he called scribes, pharisees and hypocrites. The ones he overturned the tables on, the ones he sent to hell. They make those types of judgments based on their on opinion rather than a righteous judgment and when someone does make a righteous judgement based on God’s word they ridicule that person and send them to hell.. Well poppycock, it’s just poppycock.

Thank you for reading and remember, don’t let others break ya! Let em help to make ya!

Blessings and SHALOM In Jesus ALONE.

Sincerely,

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