Everything Running Toward It’s Expiration Date

“make this present life be one of honor, integrity, quality and love!”

Youth is a time of exuberance and exploration while its father and mother becomes reflective contemplation.  Yes, I want to admit that I’ve noticed through life that getting old is no fun and our cultures promote youth and physical beauty way too much because there is money to made; the keeping youthful and fit or good looking business paradigm is a lucrative industry, and who after all wants to lose their life or newness!

But, I’ve also learned this world is a failing one with nothing escaping the ravages of time and decay, so what is there to gain in trying to hang onto this world beyond an expiration date?  No I won’t eat meat, cheese or vegetables that have exceeded their removal date and I won’t expect my own life or its current capabilities to go much beyond its built in longevity; all of which teaches me that it’s not how long we are here but how well we live while we can and what we leave as our lasting legacy to others; because what matters most for any of us is if we made some positive difference, and that our true prize awaits us in eternity!

I hope to see you all there, so make this present life be one of honor, integrity, quality and love!

Lawrence Morra

The Good Old Days and Good Folks

“if only I can be half the man my father was!”

I had responded to a post on LinkedIn this week and just today seeing that a man that had left some good commentary on the post to which I had left some typical for me lengthy text, now was overwhelmed with some thoughts and feeling coming at me from my past during my childhood and what I thought and still hold near and dear to my heart about my parents and their generation, as well as seeing so many wrong people out in our society now that are on the attack and have no concept or love of any of the things that matter and brought us all to this point making America the Great Nation that it is! I do hope something in my words today will ignite a spark of appreciation in you and that you will also find the time to watch the movie I mention; I think it will help you understand where I’m coming from and how people should all wake up if they haven’t already!

Jimmy: just caught up, for some reason I didn’t get this update notification until today? But, thank you and I agree with what you say here, I think the good news especially is that you’re straightforward and forthright, two qualities I love to see in men first of all because that reminds me of my Dad who was “the best of the best,” a great guy and a real man!  Everybody loved my Dad and most of all they all respected him because they knew him well enough to know he was a man of honesty and integrity!  I used to hear him saying in conversations with different people as I was growing up, “I’m not half the man my father was!”  Dear God now with a tear in my eye I hear him in my heart and say the say darn thing, “if only I can be half the man my father was!”

He fought in WWII and those people back then men and women were so amazing to me, sure they weren’t perfect or even close but wow what character and integrity most of them had and how they were always willing to sacrifice even their lives without hesitation to protect their loved ones and this Great Nation; “such good decent folks.”  My Dad actually had some young lady at the city clerk’s office fudge some document so he could hurry up and go fight in the war as he was only 16!  What the hell, then when that fact caught up with him he was already fighting in the Pacific Theater and his CO had communications dispatched to his parents as he had turned 17 during the fighting and if they gave their permission he could stay and serve!  My grandfather signed but my grandma didn’t!  Dad stayed in the war the whole duration and saw buddies die or even get pulled under by sharks in the ocean; and now I cry because Dad told me many of them the last thing they cried out was, “Mom or Mother!”

Then after the war he came back and went right to work holding down two jobs and buying a house for Mom and went on to raise six children and never complained!  Not even with his severe back trouble when he would walk out in the morning going to work bent in half and tell me, “don’t worry about me son you do good in school, I’ll be fine and straighten out as the day progresses!”  Robert Mitchum an actor many of us boomers know of and one of my favorites of the old days, left home at 16 and headed to California riding the rail system hopping freight trains which his dad had worked on but was killed in a rail yard accident just a few years prior.  Mitchum did some amateur boxing matches along the way to make a few bucks, then shortly after arriving in California he was spotted as a potential great image for the silver screen and hooked up with the right people to start as a heavy or outlaw in western movies.  But then, he too signed up and fought in the war!  I say all this because I wish the younger kids girls and boys would all learn this stuff and really get their minds and hearts right so they too can be strong good people as Men that do what is required to make a difference, and Women that can have the wonderful qualities that so many of our Mothers had and some still do!  I appreciate that you said the things that you did and the others here too, because it got me wanting to say something important that I feel and I hope many folks out there will spread the good that all those old timers paid forward for us, and that we all make our deposits into the trust fund for the future generations and we should pray that God will bless we humans and this weary world to not suffer too much!  God Bless!

BTW one of my all-time favorite older classic films that Mitchum starred in with a beautiful British born performer that made it big in those days out in Hollywood, Deborah Kerr; “Heaven knows Mr. Allison.”  It’s a movie about a WWII marine who gets stranded on an Island with a nun in the middle of the war during a bloody campaign by the Japanese to take possession of an island to use as a weather station outpost within a chain of Pacific islands!  I love that story and the time period it depicts, along with it’s having a religion component that fits wonderfully with it all, and how it’s a great transformational process for these two good souls caught up in a living hell that mankind seems so good at creating.  I have a DVD of the film and I think I’m going to watch it again for probably the 25th time this weekend during the heat wave; which is very fitting as how the Pacific where the story takes place although it was actually filmed on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago, has much of the weather we are now experiencing, so the mood is set.  I love the end of the film and the words spoken with fine performances; along with the superb John Huston direction making it all so wonderful and uplifting, just beautiful!  A 1957 movie trailer said, “1944, in South Pacific, the castaway Marine Corporal Allison drifts in a raft to the Tuasiva Island, where he meets Sister Angela.”

I include here a link to a Blog that did a wonderful layout about the film and its background on Deborah Kerr’s 95th birthday!  I know you will find this article interesting and the movie will touch you deeply as well as inspire!

Lawrence Morra

PS I love these people then, now and forever; and all who will strive to follow suit!

 

https://back-to-golden-days.blogspot.com/2016/09/film-friday-heaven-knows-mr-allison-1957.html

The Enemy of Civilization; Islam

“Mahdi” who will rule before the end of the world

I was reading an article about a young Muslim woman who was just forced to marry her cousin in the UK; this to me means the governance there is off the rails!

Let’s be frank and speak from the facts.  Muslims are demented, brainwashed people from the time they are born coming from families that believe in total fabricated lies from their FALSE prophet Muhammad who said in his last supposed vision from God that the only acceptable religion is Islam and anyone who believes any other must convert to Islam or die!  If we are accepting people into our societies and cultures that think like that from childhood then we are imbeciles for doing so and may as well cut our own throats!

The UK is being run by partisan political persons who have only one thing in mind; keep their own personal wealth and power and if that means selling out the people or the Nation so be it!  This is all a cancer that’s been allowed to metastasize and many nations leadership are sitting around with their hands in their pockets or somebody else’s while they allow this to continue.  A day of reckoning is coming and the longer everyone puts it off the worse the final outcome!  Capitulation never worked and never will.

ISLAM is the Clear and Present Danger as well as “the worst enemy of all civilization.” They desire to bring on the “Mahdi” who will rule before the end of the world and restore religion and justice.  Of course those of us who are sane and know history and truth realize they are talking bringing on the antichrist!  So, they are worshiping Satan whether they or you are willing to admit that!  In clearly strong arm countries or more communist regime set-ups are they allowing this crap?  I don’t believe China let’s Islam dictate to them how anything goes in China!  They try it there and they get their balls cut off!

We all know the old saying “some people are too soft” and that now applies in many places where we see Muslims doing their thing no matter how improper or stupid they are allowed; because, too many people are now soft in the head fools!   “Liberalism is a mental disorder” just like Dr. Michael Savage has said for years!   “Socialism is a curse and cancer to any nation that allows it!” Lawrence Morra

 

Check out Good Reads to learn about a fine book written by an author with serious credentials on the subject, Sword and Scimitar by Raymond Ibrahim

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/37506058-sword-and-scimitar

A readers perspective: “Slavery did not originate in the Unites States.  Muslim Imperialism lasted from 630 AD to the end of the Ottoman Empire after WWI.  It enslaved millions of people from all of the lands it conquered.  The Crusades were not an example of “aggression” against peaceful Muslims.  The Crusades were intended to take back the Holy Lands from the Muslim conquerors.”  Jan

 

BRAIN WASHED SHEEPLE

high tech “everything out in the open and in your face 24/7 blasting of the brains of humans from childhood to when they die”

Here’s what I finally had to say about a discussion about a female sexual predator case on the posts after this counterpart of mine said something very wise!

First her comment: “which explains WHAT HAS HAPPENED & continue to happen/and be done with and to AMERICANS and (at least to a large degree if not fully) to the majority of people in the Western world.  Attention: Wealth, Education & Social Position will not save you from being brainwashed and totally brainwashed till your brain becomes tabula rasa–dead as a stone.”

Wow; you’ve got to be making some good friends in the world because you made one here; and I don’t say that easily to most people!  You just hit the proverbial nail on the head in regard to the underbelly of what is really going on in our conscious and subconscious narratives in this high tech everything out in the open and in your face 24/7 blasting of the brains of humans from childhood to when they die, but we always stop to point a finger or two and even punch some MF’s in the face for stepping over the line, but we ignored all the sign posts all over the place and the big F-N hole in our own personal credibility even if for only being such dumb asses all along!  Time to clean up the act but that won’t come easy because this insane world we live in is based on Money and Power and them’s that got it and them’s that don’t!

This paradigm is screwed from the GET GOES!  How do we fix stupid and totally broken?  Can’t; not anytime soon folks!  So we shovel some shit into the furnace for today then pat ourselves on the back for not letting some of that shit get loose when all along the shit is stacked higher than the clouds!  We live in shit and eat it without even knowing it or in the least admitting it!

Like in the old Francis Ford Coppola film “Apocalypse Now,” Dennis Hopper says the line when talking to Martin Sheen about crazy Col. Walter Kurtz, “This is the way the fucking world ends.  Look at this fucking shit we’re in man.  Not with a bang, but with a whimper.  And with a whimper, I’m fucking splitting, Jack.” He sees all the hell but isn’t willing to help the Capt. take down the “Mad Dog” or out of control “evil renegade commander” that the CIA and the entire Pentagon want offed anyway possible, killed!

Is that what we have here shit stacked so high that everyone figures it’s not my problem so I’m out of here or what’s the use anyway?  It seems like it’s all relative or in a sense relativity, if you think you’re not part of it then it must be a time warp and you just can’t do anything about such a thing, or maybe this is a better way of saying it, let’s KICK the MFING can down the road till we need to blow somebody else up so we can say, “see, there we did something about this mess!”   Aren’t, we all so nice and trying hard to live right; NOT!

Lawrence Morra

Amended on July 17, 2019 due to some commentary I had to leave with another blogger’s post that ties right into this subject and narrative!

You’ve published your photos and advocated for one thing or another have you not?  So to me you have become a public image shared by virtual strangers and trust being in the public forum discussing personal circumstances or even missteps, which is sharing what was once held as private domain.  What the hell is the point to having a personal life if one forfeits privacy and shares personal life with strangers?  I see how the movie stars of yesteryear used to be famous and quite good at what they did on the silver screen gaining fame and fortune and a public that adored them.  But then, they were very guarded with personal circumstances and family keeping those things in their inner most sanctum private as best they could because the two lives the one up on the screen and the one at home with family were two different things or worlds if I can say it that  way.  I just see way too many people all over the net being idiots in my book pretending this or that or seeking ways to get more likes.  For shits sake I was wrapping myself up in trying to help animals, something I’ve done all my adult life and then getting in tune with certain persons online or groups I found that they were so self-serving or only interested in getting more popularity!  HUMILITY is what I respect not all these people online saying look at me or I have 100,000 followers and the like!  And most of the animal rights people were hell-bent on saving any animal that I or anyone brought to the public’s attention on the cyber venue but those same people most of them females were doing nothing for and wouldn’t if I asked them to help the UNBORN babies, even now day of delivery in New York and other crazy places!  That spoke volumes to me and made me weak in my knees and sick to my stomach both figuratively and literally, then I blew my lid and was freaking mad at people and still am for allowing this shit to come upon us all; and all because each person was way too busy self-serving and getting what they could of material value or boosting egos!   “Humility” is in short supply in this world of take, take and get what you can while you can!

Look at scum like the Clinton’s or Obama’s and the Bushes too, all wealthy because somewhere along the line they saw a way to screw the public over and get rich in the process while lying through their teeth!  Again I say, look at all these people online saying look at me or I have 100,000 followers and the like! SO WHAT, it means nothing in the reality of what is meant to be important and a person’s worth.  Lots of “lip service” too, people will say this or that and behind closed doors something totally different is going on!  You try and tell me how you separate the BS from the GENUINE AUTHENTIC TRUTH? ONLINE it’s VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE!  So, you end up taking things for face value as to what is said, but how is that worth anything?  It’s not, because I know people in actual life that talk shit and are as phony as a three dollar bill.  If you take things for face value then you are being foolish on the web, the “cyber spider’s web,” or if you don’t do that then you are filling your head with worthless garbage trying to have a life of value in an artificial “disingenuous” world of BS and Lies with a smidgen of truth here or there!

Come on, in this secular modern world you or anyone isn’t going to tell me that it’s all cool and no worries and I’m going to suck it up, no way, no how!  I’m not falling for this load of horse shit that the public is sucking up as fast as it can be fed to them!  You’re all becoming a mob of SHEEPLE, being primed and prepared for slaughter!  I’d venture to guess that at least 90% of what you hear on the net is BS just like Madison Avenue hype and propaganda to promote products, that which we people “CONSUMERS” have become, being brainwashed and fed continuous trash,  now even we the “products” to be implemented online to draw in attention and DOLLARS!  We live in a world of “money makes the world go round” and now it’s truer than ever with the cyber world.  Capturing an audience on handheld devices now is a 24/7 trillion dollar industry with clowns like Mark Zuckerberg the punk kid that became a billionaire overnight for what?  He is worthless, and less than that to me!  Sold his soul to Satan the material God!  I don’t listen to punk ass dips shits like him about anything.  ZERO character and substance with that bought and paid for tool.  Like I was saying about the animal rights cause or even the Sierra Club which has now become a front for political activists and radicals who promote multiple warped and twisted agendas in society, but use the nature and wildlife theme to drawn in millions from saps to be used for political agendas; in other words what used to be an organization about hiking trails and preservation of open space has now morphed into a corrupted scheme by many nefarious persons to bilk others or get their way and more MONEY, and along with that POWER, and the internet has made this all possible practically overnight!

The shit is stacking up so high in this modern twisted high tech world that there is only one way it can end up!  And that day is coming fast, we are looking straight into the face of “Armageddon” and doing nothing about it, just like the deer in the headlights which I’ve personally witnessed driving semi’s and now witness in an upside-down culture of trickery and stupidity!  Practically everyone is too busy sticking their head into the cyber trap and doing jack about the REAL DEAL!  Trump and Pompeo and a few others with them may be able to kick some butt, although I’m sorry to say the cat is out of the bag and much too big for anyone now to contain.  TOO LITTLE TOO LATE!!!

PS If I have challenged you with my abrupt and even harsh rhetoric then good; because we all need to be, all, and as a matter of fact we all need to be chastised and corrected because we are doing wrong, every one of us is screwing up in some way or at some moment!  Sure we are imperfect and human and can make mistakes but much of the wrong people are doing is avoidable and inexcusable and that gets into being evil, which I’ve experienced in my midst and people were evil with political wicked agendas and out to protect their own bottom line of past corruption and continuing nefarious ways.  I’ll say this and leave it to anyone reading all of this, dump all I said and me into your own private garbage pail, but I think we all need a WAKE UP CALL, me INCLUDED!

 

“AOC” a Dangerous Foreboding Harbinger of Madness Within the Younger Generations

“Work of the Devil bub; so you best get ya shit wired and get some religion while you have a chance!”

This public forum discourse went down my craw sideways and this is war; so here we go!

Hey Mr. PhD, you seem to have a shortage of facts and a few things all mixed up but I do understand that you’re a liberal and that is a common occurrence!  Basically Muhammad started the major Blasphemy back in 632 AD and outright declared War on Christendom!  “After engaging the Christians in discussion, the false prophet is said to have realized that Christian teachings are indeed incompatible with Islam, after which the revelation followed that only Islam is acceptable to God as a religion. The Quran also says very specifically that those who refer to Jesus as God are blasphemers,” Oxford University Press.   So apparently Democraps and Muhammad have something huge in common; an “aversion” to Truth and Facts!  Go figure; that they are the party that have brought these infiltrator/traitors right into the “Government of the People” founded by “God fearing Christians!”  Work of the Devil bub; so you best get ya shit wired and get some religion while you have a chance!  Other than that you’re shit out of luck!  And dump this manure, “cultists and right wing conspiracy theorist,” crap of yours!   Haha, “brilliant young women,” this one says we don’t need any airplanes!  How can a PhD take anything she says seriously?  Being a lib will do it!

“Mr. PhD You aren’t really saying Cortez is brilliant are you?  That cracks me up.”

Oh he meant it; but libs have a serious hang-up with those pesky little critters called facts, and truth can bite them in the nose and they still won’t admit to what lies at the heart of the matter in many a dilemma or circumstance!  Believe me when I tell you folks, I’ve dealt with these commie pinko fools!

“Watch out Senator that could be considered “hurt” speech.”

“Then I guess AOC will just have to have hurt feelings.”

Either way, yes sir to both of you; that’s what it takes to maintain FREEDOM, but AOC the “echo chamber” wants us all to be under the rule of some Venezuelan type thug idiot like Maduro!  Hey AOC; I’d say with all the shit going on down there he needs his shoes polished in a hurry, so get your ass in gear and take your shine box with ya!

“The venom that these Republicans have for AOC is truly disgusting.  Yes, she often speaks before thinking, but who of them hasn’t?  The nastiness is what I find so disgusting.”

“Cortez advocates Socialism/Communism and has no idea how much things cost or where the money is going to come from.  That’s why people who know the value of a Capitalist system make fun of her.  She deserves to be made fun of.  Her notions are crazy. Blaring the eyes and waving the arms around is not enough to convince anyone with one iota of common sense.  If you think medial insurances is expensive now just wait until it’s free.  They all know (including Cortez) that they can’t and won’t be able to give away everything for free.   Cortez and crew are lying to the American people.  What they promise is both hilarious and infuriating.  Infuriating because she and others are spewing nonsense and infuriating because so many uninformed and misinformed people believe the lie that they will be able to go to school free of charge if Democrats are elected.  Malarkey.  Nothing is “FREE” in this country – nothing.  Someone always pays.”  If she went to college and has a degree in business or was it economics, I’m convinced they passed her to get rid of her mouth.  She shows no signs of understanding one thing about business or economics and would wager President Trump’s IQ is a lot higher than Cortez’s  – “the Drama Queen” –  who is just now getting acquainted with a garbage disposal.  That just takes the cake.”

Perfect fine Lady; I often times think I have nailed it down and have something original, inspiring, witty or wise to say for the benefit of others; but I must say what you stated here is all of those and more!  So accurate and to the heart of what is going on with her as well as many like her, way too many of these wannabees in the younger generations that are disgustingly anamorphic and shallow, both in character and substance!  No integrity whatsoever, waste of time!  Additionally to make it so much worse; with her I do believe she has some major screws loose and is potentially extremely dangerous if allowed to have any real power; this train wreck of a person would be as bad or worse a divisive entity as the OBOZO or in the least another Maxine the “crazy machine,” and it’s no joking matter at all! Totally out to lunch!  But you’re Dead-On!  I think that the lack of common sense goes along with that disease Dr. Michael Savage said is a “mental disorder; Liberalism!”  I had a very wise owl once tell me that; “the degree doesn’t make the person, the person makes the degree worth something more than the paper it’s printed on; some people have no common sense so they may as well wipe their ass with that degree!”  Worthless!!!

“To have such nastiness thrown at her, she must really threaten these folks!”

Hey listen you cry baby who roots for a loser that has no business being in the position she is in; but is only because of a contrived and orchestrated effort by very sinister nefarious persons to put in a puppet!  Wake up to the fact those of us that you’re calling nasty folk; that we are true Patriots who are willing to die for our Republic under God, and this “Freedom” here came at the high cost of many a dedicated soldier that gave it all so that we might live!  But this punk; with no respect for any of that isn’t going to sit there and piss it away with her stupid asinine yacking away about socialistic garbage and trash that belongs in some refuse heap of fallen nations!  This isn’t kid stuff; but is the most serious matter at hand, the survival of this Great Nation under God!  You be best to get ya mind right instead of sitting there thinking you are in some lofty place of having insight when you don’t know jack or diddly-squat!  I’m willing to fight in any battle, ANY to protect what all my forbearers preserved for “We the People!”  Do you think that is her sentiment?  Hardly!  She’d sell us all out in a heartbeat just like that scum bag hag Pelosi and the rest of her cabal have been doing!  Now walk home fella!  This Dude and the rest of these whack a-mole crew say nothing of any value and I’m sick and tired of these people that would destroy this country if they could with the push of a button!  They are ignorant asses and I’m not going to put up with any of them!  Here is a piece of what I just said to this guy, “She’d sell us all out in a heartbeat just like that scum bag hag Pelosi and the rest of her cabal have been doing!”  This current paradigm must change and sooner rather than later, we lost 8 years due to the insanity with that asshole OBOZO ripping the crap out of the fabric of America for the enemies of it!  Time to whoop ass to fix this mess and by God I intend on doing my share of the heavy lifting!  I may be making a documentary illustrating just how these evil Dems have been operating; to uncover all the dirty lies and schemes that were perpetrated on my community and me!  I’m damn fed up with all the evil lies and fraud; then to top it off these mealy-mouthed idiots come around saying let them do whatever!  NO RESPECT or BRAINS!

“The voice in her head is the little Indian puppet master telling her what to say. She is a sacrificial lamb to provoke some whacko into doing something out of frustration.  Same with Omar and Tlaib.”

“I believe you are correct Friend  AOC is being handled by some behind the scenes powerful people bent on the “collective” mindset.  They are ultimately selling Communism, period.”

Very true words of wisdom there sirs!  But as I’ve stated the forces behind the whole deal from Soros down to this urchin are coming from the master of lies and deception; Satan.  That’s who’s really in in their heads!

“Amen Lawrence!!”

God Bless All of You Fine Patriotic Americans!

Lawrence Morra

 

Mission Accomplished

dreaming about talking to some lady and having feelings in the dream of something being imperative

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED-Another Turtle Doesn’t Bite the Dust

I awoke very early this morning and found a message about my recent Blog post “Do You Think This Is A Joy Ride?”  This message struck me as being simple, pure and genuine in that its author recognized the deeply convicted spiritual nature of my message and intent.  So I decided not to go back to bed and write a response; even though it was only 2:30 AM, and I certainly needed to so I could get some urgently needed sleep, as I had been sleep deprived the last couple of days.  No, instead I stayed up and opened up, which I tend not to do especially online, about very deeply held personal challenges or struggles!  I was as a child a fairly open and very friendly lad, what one of my uncles whose name is Gus, referred to me as, “a happy go lucky kid!”  And I stayed that way true to my nature into adulthood, until more recent years when I was challenged by the cruel and ugly side of the world and some people that love being nefarious or even wicked, whether out of bitterness, worldly conformity, selfishness, jealousy, pure hatred of those they can’t understand, agendas or even at times pure evil; I became a target of such.  Maybe because as some would say I stood out in the crowd or was too loud and vocal about things I shouldn’t be, but as I saw it, if it involves me and the things that matter, damn straight I’m going to voice my opinion or stand up for my rights!

So, after writing a lengthy reply comment, I was too awake to just jump back into bed and instead talked to my dog that by now had shown interest in my own activity and problem which she now had too, of not being able to sleep like we should be.  But, after a little play, talking and hugging I thought it was about time to try hitting the hay again, so off to bed.  I went out like a light and started dreaming about talking to some lady and having feelings in the dream of something being imperative and I could see how I was motivated to get moving and do something; even though I didn’t know what!  I awoke again after sleeping barely an hour more and noticed how it wasn’t looking bright around the shaded window like it typically does at this time of morning; being just past sunrise.  I thought how if I would be taking my dog Penny for her walk we were going to have to do it very early before the sun is much up over the horizon, as it was supposed to be a hot day and major thunder storms are expected later today as I write this.  At that point I was so tired I thought maybe we can be lazy on Saturday and sleep in for a few hours!  And that way I could get much more rest and not feel so beat up, and that later maybe the clouds would be thick enough that the sun won’t be so intense, making for a somewhat comfortable walk for Penny. That’s because she is getting up in years and I don’t want to stress her in the high about 90 degree temperature with the humidity at saturation levels making it more like South East Asia around here.

But, then that imperative feeling came back which was definitely compelling me to jump up now and take the walk early as we had done for previous mornings.  So the mission began; which I had no idea was in play other than that imperative feeling of “get going,” and we were now off and out the door heading down the road we usually take that leads down along the water’s edge of a cove nearby my home, when that’s the path we decide to follow out of the several we use to keep things interesting.  As we walked along we seemed to be more interested in taking a more direct least encumbered path to a destination we usually end up at one way or the other and then sit for a spell, watching the ducks, geese and occasionally the swans that are just out in the cove just off and very near the shores edge.  Our walk became more brisk as I had noticed the sun and it’s full effect was starting to break through the heavy cloud and fog canopy overhead and the humidity was making me feel wringing wet, so I could only imagine how Penny would feel by the time we were on our way back home, especially if the clouds cleared completely!  So even though I had let her off the leash for a stretch which usually causes her to walk just ahead of me like the leader of the pack, she was now falling behind a bit and so I clipped the leash back onto her harness so I could keep us moving briskly in order to make our trip to the water sooner rather than later, in order to sit and rest then hurry back to the AC and some ice water!  Suddenly as we were in the general vicinity of where we will turn down another road to walk straight to the cove, as we were approaching this long dirt driveway that runs off into some nearby woods Penny stalled and got agitated about something, it seemed she was looking in the wooded area and stopped dead in her tracks and wouldn’t move even though I tried to get her going.  This was something she hadn’t done before especially in that particular location, so I eased up and tried to let her investigate a bit to see if she could show me what was going on that attracted her attention so much.  Nothing, I couldn’t see anything in the woods, which I figured had to be what was diverting her, maybe some animal sitting still or just behind some trees, but I’ll never know it seems because then she suddenly started heading in the usual direction we needed to go.  But then, we hardly walked another hundred feet and came to a short paved driveway where a woman was just walking around the back of her car and trying to get a closer look at something very small lumbering or trudging along going under the car.  Then I could see what it was, a baby snapping turtle, which it turns out that if I had come along a half a moment sooner or later; I would not have seen this little turtle today!  This immediately brought back my memory of how I once rescued one the same size in the capital city near a highway construction site by a nearby river.  Back then I was driving a cement mixer to pour new concrete mix for a bridge column and had just after the pour noticed something moving in the dust of the all dirt access road leading into the site.  I pulled over to the side and put on the air brakes and jumped down to investigate more closely, and that was the first time I rescued a baby snapping turtle, which I placed into my shirt pocket until I got back to the company property and parked the truck.

That turned out to be a long ordeal for both me and the baby snapping turtle that never would have made it in the location where I found it aimlessly wandering to its death.  It was late fall and I brought that turtle to a lake a few towns over a couple of days later and placed it near the edge of the water expecting it to scurry in like a bolt of lightning but to my surprise it didn’t move at all and then turned back toward me.  Then I thought, what is up with you little guy all these Lilly pads and a huge lake with all sorts of interesting wild coastline with plants to nibble on and with winter coming a nice muddy bottom for you to bury yourself and hibernate through the winter and you want nothing to do with it?  I could have left you where I found you I thought and you would be a goner already; so now what?  OK, I thought, I guess I found you and now it’s my responsibility to do right by you; so you want to winter in with a human being and take the easy route or path for some reason, maybe you even realize instinctively that some big mouth bass will swallow you whole here!  Lucky you I thought, how you had me out of all the guys that work around that site to notice you in time and put you in my pocket; all those other guys some I know and many I don’t I’m sure they either wouldn’t have noticed or if they did the last thing they would have done is put you in their shirt pocket, but more likely you would have been mashed under 40 tons of rubber and metal.

So, that turtle got back home with me to spend the entire winter with in a nice fish aquarium that I converted into a terrarium or turtle like habitat, months later in early spring after he had grown into a nice size juvenile yearling reptilian creature, I drove to a major state preserve to the site of an old ancient battle ground by much swampy land for his release!  I have to admit I did get a bit attached to this bugger that winter and I had many a talk with him or her, never tried to find out which, but now the moment of truth was arriving as I had to first park my Jeep on a fire access road and hike in a couple of miles to where I decided he would spend his life far away from that capital city and all the man-made world with all of its machinery and foreboding activity.  Yes, after all of our time together I wasn’t about to throw caution to the wind and say see ya later alligator, well OK, Turtle, and dump him at the most convenient place for me, NO NO, it had to be the most special place I could imagine were this special turtle would live a life of Greatness with other turtles hopefully, in a very primitive and wild area far removed from people, even me, although I had parting words for him about that point.  When I got to the water’s edge of the swamp and like that time many months prior placed him on the shore, but just before I did I said, OK this is your new beginning and I hope and pray you will love it here living a very long life that turtles like you usually do!  And then,  I went on to say that one day in the future I will remember you and take a hike back to this very spot and look for you to say hello again, but until then just remember our time together at my home and know that I love you and want you to be happy!  Then, this time as I did place him there by the edge of the water he without any hesitation darted with speed I never had seen this turtle display, right into the water with a plop and there he went straight down about four feet to the muddy bottom and got right to burying himself to hide from the prying eyes of the world.  Never knew turtles could be that shy, or maybe I had talked too much all those months and this turtle wanted out big time, it figured, wow crazy people!  I said again goodbye, and left that place, and haven’t been back since.  That turtle in his shell in that moment of truth got me thinking how I was really kind of shy behind my thick head and big mouth too!

Now all these years later, here I am with one of his kind again, which is sitting in the same tank terrarium that I’ve kept tucked away in my home; while I now think over how I will handle this rescued turtle.  They live many decades and that first one may now be in its prime or beginning to get old and might want some company!  Another, “Mission Accomplished!”

Lawrence Morra

 

Do You Think This Is A Joy Ride?

“as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.”

What do some of you think, we’re on some joy ride or trip?  Why does a 2 year old baby come down with brain tumors and go through many medical procedures only to then succumb to the disease.  Why did a family get stuck in a burning tenement and all perish even a one year old baby!  Why did Bashar al-Assad the tyrannical dictator and the wicked leader of Syria get to use internationally banned chemical nerve agent weapons of mass destruction on his own people mainly civilians and most of those women and children, causing them to die tremendously painful deaths struggling to breathe while in excruciating pain that Obama the false American President said would be a RED LINE and wouldn’t be allowed in essence, but the whole world just watched this all happen not once but several times and did nothing!  Yet much of the free world were idolizing this false President Obama like some rock star when I know for sure he is a devil and instigator/destroyer who wanted all of that evil to be inflicted on those children!  Why are there millions of human babies in the womb and even out of it being murdered by the Industrialized Abortion Machine!  Why is there so much hatred and turmoil in the world while most people are thoroughly involved with self, even constantly taking selfies now and the majority of these people are caught up in how to get lots more money, preferably in some easy way!  What part of this do any of you have a hard time understanding; that we children of God are here to “Love and Serve Him.”

But Jesus said, “Allow the little children, and don’t forbid them to come to me; for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to ones like these.” Matthew 19:14

And said, “Verily I say unto you, except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3

“Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

“Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10

But here is the most important one that I can impart to you because I have lived it for many a year through very difficult trials and tribulations which damaged me physically which at first I felt sad about but that I now embrace and thank God for allowing to happen to me for without them I would surely be doomed now, and not enlightened as I understand through the Holy Spirit now who precedes all wisdom, my path is steady and true leading directly to Him.

If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” John 15:19

I’m still far from perfect but my sacrifice is not in vein, as I can offer up all of my suffering to God in His Glory and in so doing bring more light into this corrupted doomed world, as it is falling away and will have served its purpose when in that final hour God will take it all away! “God Giveth and He Taketh!”

I have nothing to fear but He that created me because he is the living God who came as the Son of Man to judge the living and the dead and it will only be Him that judges all things as to what they are and will be for eternity!  That is the one thing all of us should pay heed to and be fearing, because any earthly seen power or even unseen powers and principalities might destroy the body but the soul is for God only to decide if He knows it as one of His own.  But Jesus told us, “Not everyone who says to me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  On that day many will say to me, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?”  And then will I declare to them, I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.” Matthew 7:21-23

Those that don’t abide in Him will hear Him most assuredly say that in the moment of judgment!  And only a fool would not fear the possibility of hearing that condemnation!
“He has not appointed His beloved Bride to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 5:9).  God never pours out his wrath upon his children.  God will chastise his children—we’re the objects of his chastisement—but never His wrath.  God’s wrath is only for the unsaved.  “In those days shall men seek death and not find it and shall desire to die and death shall flee from them,” Revelation 9:6.

“The Holy Spirit stands aside; the anti-Christ, rises to power.  If Jesus’ first coming does not save you, his last coming will certainly condemn you.  What a weeping and wailing when the lost are told of their fate, they will cry for the rocks and the mountains, they will pray but their prayer is too late.  Pestilence, famine, war, terror, regimentation, the reign of the anti-Christ, the beast, will be here.  Demons will come out of the bottomless pit and infest the earth.  All the horrible nightmares this world has ever known will be rolled into one as hell will have a holiday, especially in the last 3½ years, known as “The Great Tribulation.” Revelation 6:17.

“Satan makes one last attempt to overthrow God.  He is cast into the lake of fire.  Then the final judgment.  Every unsaved man, woman, boy and girl will stand before God to be judged.” Revelation 20:7-15

I read this in studying Scripture;  “That some man is going to style himself as greater than God, pretending to be God—and people will believe him.”  Why?  Because:  “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.  And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie” (2 Thessalonians 2:9-11).

Lawrence Morra

PS  To all of you a so important message came to mind during the night as I slept which I  must in duty to Him convey to you now.

The little what appears as an innocent baby shows us by its suffering that none of us is exempt from suffering and my own suffering tells me that we all get far less than we deserve.

“And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.  But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.  Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.  And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16

“Jesus said unto them, did you never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes?  Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.”  Matthew 21:42-44

We all have some form of habitual sin even by default being also creatures of the flesh with original sin, but moreover we can’t rise above the allures of the material fleshly world which is the devils realm of folly and vice.

I can see that only by the grace of God are any of us counted worthy to enter His kingdom.  Scripture says, “as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.” Romans 3:10.

Also, we should remember that we may very well be in the good graces of God by the suffering of others; so always show mercy and kindness to those who suffer.  Very important too; is our what I call gifts of suffering, because they act as a warning to teach us what comes for our iniquities or failures before God, who is giving us many chances or opportunities to come clean, always seeking to help us purge our souls of guilt by our turning away from all sin, because it is made clear, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23

For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”  2 Corinthians 4:17-18

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”  Romans 8:37-39

Peace and Blessings from our Lord be with you always.  Amen