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America is still beautiful 

The first presidential election debate has concluded. Many people tuned in to watch the circus this election has become. I worked during the debate, did not see but about 5 minutes of it. That was plenty, and my heart is happier this byear not enduring more than that. Facebook feeds are full of hate speech, morphed photoshops of what a Hillary/Trump baby may look like. Memes making light of hair, looks and the lies each of them may or may not have told. My heart has become weary with not only the candidates but those that believe one of them will either fix or ruin America. America is still beautiful, no matter who hold office. Click To Tweet We were founded on Godly principles. Even though many are forgotten and others we are not allowed to share. God himself has not forsaken America in our ignorant blindness. This is still the country of dreams. Every day people change their lives for the better. They have the freedoms that are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.  All the ruckus over hacked emails, racial tensions, or borders it will all fade away. After the election no matter who wins. It is then that we must accept our fate. When the executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years. At the end of which we will have the opportunity to […]

Minimalist Rejoice, Recycled Firefighter Wallet Worthy to Carry

In the everyday carry community, less is more. Based on the idea of being prepared, but not burdened down. I recently had the opportunity to receive a new wallet that I gladly have added to my carry collection. Recycled Firefighter wallets are, well just what they sound like. A minimalist wallet made out of recycled decommissioned firehose, yet they are so much more. I had been following them on Instagram for a while, and their products intrigued me. How would a firehose made into a wallet be useful? I wondered and had to find out for myself. I reached out to the creator of the Recycled Firefighter wallets Jake, and he sent me one to try out. When I received it, I could tell even by simply the packaging that they stood behind their brand. Inside the stamped brown envelope I found a camouflage Sergeant’s wallet crafted out of a firehose as well as a bright orange one. Okay, I know what your thinking, really a firehose? Exactly and simply put it is awesome. Gone were the days of a bulky wallet in my back pocket. No more lower back pain or a sore bum because of the unnecessary bulk. I no longer felt compelled to carry unnecessary credit cards (should not carry any but that is a whole other blog post series). That and there is only room for about four to six credit cards, or my case three cards and two id’s (#edc always carry two id’s). There is an elastic strap on […]

What it means to have All Authority.

People that read the bible, whether daily or just occasionally start to become familiar with certain verses. Verses shared from the pulpit as well as your Instagram feed. These verses detail of Jesus’ and his reign over the earth. Ever want a better understanding of the power behind the verses? Joey Shaw is the international field office director at Austin Stone Community Church in Texas. In his recently released book, All Authority he takes the reader on a journey. A journey that explores scripture in ways only someone living in servitude to God could lead us on. Does Jesus have all authority? Not a typical question to ask perhaps, but does he? Sure we know he is the King of kings, the Christ, our Savior, but under what authority? These are the types of questions we must ask ourselves if we want a true understanding of our relationship with Jesus. This is a strength is not an iron fist beat you over the head kind of way. But yet, an authority that holds himself above all through his undying love for each one of us. Everybody who follows Jesus will encounter a myriad of “authorities” that directly challenge the authority of Christ. These other “authorities” may be parents, teachers, bosses, presidents, institutions, religions, or ideologies. In order to stay firm in devotion to Jesus, we must believe that He has supreme authority over all. Not partial authority, not most authority—all authority. Jesus commissioned his people to go and make disciples of the world. This commission is still as relevant […]