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I'm just a simple guy who is simply trying to change the world.

A TIME FOR EVERYTHING

 

Ecclesiastes 3: 1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:

For those of you wondering why this site has been so quiet for the last few months, the answer is research. The aspects of the Bible we have been working with are unprecedented anywhere else in church history and it takes time to figure out what is really happening hidden in the Word of God. In the meantime I have also started working on a podcast series chronicling the truths thus far gained. This is all done voluntarily and all expenses have been out of our own pocket. It’s a big undertaking but it is all for the betterment of the lives of those touched by the truth and done purely in love. We appreciate your commitment to understanding and your patience. I know I have started several series in the past and have not quite finished following through on them. To that I am sorry, but that is because so much of what is being uncovered is dynamic and more clarity helps paint a better picture that is not complete by the series I started before. I apologies but this is all necessary to unraveling the mystery. I do however assure you the new podcast series is very thorough and extremely enlightening. I am by far better at explaining in person than I am at writing. Between writing, research, graphics and promoting it takes a toll on you. So for now I will dedicate the bulk of my efforts to the studies and the audio series and then revisit the written content after that. I hope you can understand the effort and sacrifices being made and I assure you we have not forgotten our loyal readers. As soon as the podcast are made available I will post links here.

 

Thank you again and many blessings.

Daniel Lyons, Teresa Boas & the SOulBLINDministry.com team

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Roots and Valleys

Originally posted on Changing Journey:

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There are times where it becomes so abundantly obvious how delicate a creature we are. Not just physically, but emotionally and mentally. Sometimes it only takes the smallest event, word, act, or gesture to push us over the edge. And when you’ve been reminded time and time again of how fragile you are, you tend to build up defenses to protect yourself.

When you have finally cut away the cause of your injury and have begun the healing process, you can still be surprised at how these damages make themselves known. For a while they will hide and lie dormant. Then, when least expected, they make it clear that they are more deeply rooted than you may have imagined. And sometimes it can scare you to see how deep those hidden roots are. While you seem stronger than you have in years, you begin to doubt yourself, your actions, your…

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Perceptions

Originally posted on Changing Journey:

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PERCEPTION

per-cep-tion

1. perceiving; the process of using the senses to acquire information about the surrounding environment or situation.

2. result of perceiving; the result of the process of perception.

3. impression; an attitude or understanding based on what is observed or thought.

synonyms: view, opinion, reading, take, slant, assessment, experience, picture

definition courtesy of Bing

I am slightly up on my soapbox today, and this is slightly different than my normal approach to a post. But I’ve come across an issue with this word, as of late. Now, I don’t want to go blaming “perception”. There is no doubt that perceptions are an important part of our everyday life. They can keep us safe or help us to make beneficial decisions. But I want to focus on the third definition listed above. This is why I have an issue with poor old “perception”. My issue is with the mistreatment…

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Quiet Times

Originally posted on Changing Journey:

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It’s during the quiet moments that you realize just how truly blessed you are.  During the moments of silence when you can just be alone with your thoughts.  Sometimes those moments are far and few between, but when you get them, you cherish them.

Tonight is one of those moments.  The day just seemed very…. full.  As things pick up at work, the day flies by.  Before you know it, you’re five minutes past your quitting time and making a list of things that have to be done tomorrow.  And coming home doesn’t always mean you’ll get a break.  There’s laundry to be washed, dinner to be made, plants to try to save from the Arizona heat, a puppy to contend with, and a dozen other things that should be done.  And with what time?  Sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in the day.

Truthfully, it’s never really that bad.  There…

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A Letter to My Younger Self

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I was in your shoes once. Scared, hopeless, and hanging on by a thread. Do you want a word of advice? Keep hanging on! There is some merit to the saying “It can only get better”. But let’s be realistic. You and I both know that it can get worse before it gets better. Truth be told, it does get worse. You will be pushed to your breaking point. You will bend. You will break. Something will shut off inside of you. But it does get better. So much better!

You are going to be judged. You are going to be pitied. You are going to be ridiculed. You are going to get angry at those who didn’t reach out and you are going to get angry at those who do reach out. When you hear “We could see what was going on,” learn to bite your tongue. You are…

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Where in a handbasket

TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET?

Where in a handbasket

WHAT DO WE DO NOW IF THE WORLD IS HEADING TOWARD HELL IN A HAND BASKET?

I found this online and I have to say I am not too happy about it. Sure the people there dress a little funny and their property could use a little cleaning up but do they really need to be harassed for being organic?

http://wearechange.org/swat-team-raids-organic-farm-confiscates-blueberries/

 

Now I personally am not there yet with the whole “organic” thing but each day I see more and more reason to move somewhat in that direction. I still eat meat from the store and buy food out of the “organic” section to save money. I hear arguments on both sides about one is better than another or that there is no difference. Either way, wouldn’t it be great to grow your own food? I am seeing increased concerns about food shortages and a serious lack of natural resources verses the population’s growth and consumption. Continue reading

Lion king

RELEASE THE LION WITHIN

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“The Hebrew word for holy is kodesh, which means separate, set apart. As Balaam, the gentile prophet, stated, ‘It is a people that shall dwell apart’ (Num. 23:9). The modern connotation of holy misses this, relating the word to being worthy of adoration. It is no wonder the Talmud likens the translation of the Hebrew Bible into other languages to a lion locked in a cage, comparing it to the destruction of Solomon’s Temple in Jerusalem.” Continue reading

The Generation Gap

Numbers 14:18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

If the sins of the father carry over, so too couldn’t his blessings and mercy?

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A New Day

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Love and nature

Originally posted on Changing Journey:

papago I am so excited! See that mountain? That is now one of several right outside our backdoor! We’ve been dying to get out and explore the trails. Unfortunately, we’re five days in and haven’t been able to.

It’s funny how change….whether good or bad, can bring a combination of emotions.

Frustration. Of course there are the usual daily frustrations, but this change brought about some of its own. I think Daniel feels them more than I do. While we were moving, he tweaked his knee. While he’s in no way incapacitated, walking is not comfortable for him. He’s been wanting to get out on the trails so badly, but doesn’t want to risk further injury. As for me, I’d rather share the experience with Daniel, so am content with waiting. My frustrations lie with my own negligence. Two days after moving in and unpacking, I’m asking “Where is my…

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Breathtaking Beauty

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The wonders of the Great Artist brings serenity and wonder to my soul… what a great trip. Simple but magical. I love this state… and my girl.

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It’s absolutely spectacular, isn’t it?

After a rough 50 hour work week and impending move, Daniel and I thought a little trip out of town was in order!  For days we debated on where to go and for how long.  It had even come down to a point of wondering if we should go anywhere at all.  Phoenix was to get rain all day on Saturday, which is a rare occurrence, and the higher elevations were to get snow.  Not exactly traveling weather!  Then, at the last possible minute, we decided to take a day trip north.  The weather had cleared and cabin fever had set in.  This beautiful sight was our destination; the Grand Canyon.  It truly lives up to it’s name!  Of course this was the final destination.  Since I’m still fairly new to Arizona, there were a few other places Daniel wanted to share with me along the…

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