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Goodbye iPhone – It’s Been Interesting


ImageThe death of the iPhone is something I never thought would occur, or would happen slowly as more advancements of technology were placed in other phones. But… oh yes, I actually got another phone besides the iPhone! And that phone is called, “The Galaxy S 3”.

For years I’ve had the iPhone. Years I tell you!! It was the only phone I ever stuck with. As if a spell was over me. Oh yes!  In the past, I always was faithful to the ‘Apple” company, was committed to knowing that if I bought their phone, they would help me as the consumer by placing greater advancements in their next phone. But, they waited too long!!! Yes! The iphone simply waited too long to implement things like

1)      A bigger screen

2)      SD slot

3)      Flash!!!

4)      And a few other things that I had know idea I wanted until I bought the Samsung Galaxy S 3!!!!

Wow. A few days ago I went into Best Buy. I had to get a new phone. I had my iPhone 3GS for years – literally- and it was moving too slow. I’m a type of person that doesn’t keep up with the Smith’s. I am the Smith’s. LOL. All joking aside, I asked the nice sales girl about a new iPhone. I told her, “Yes, I heard the rumors –again- that the new iPhone was coming out in October or something, but I can’t wait anymore cause this phone I have is on its deathbed.” It started out like this.

I had tons of apps, so I needed the 32 GB iPhone. But I thought the price was too high since the newer iPhone was supposedly coming out in a few months. So she told me the price of the 16 GB iPhone… and then – oh yes- said, “Well, the new Samsung Galaxy S 3 has a SD card slot.”

“Galaxy S what? What is this phone you speak of?” I asked.

“It just came out. And it’s amazing!”

I widened my eyes, demanding, “Take me to this phone you speak of.”

After she finished laughing, she showed me the Galaxy and my eyes glistened! She too is an iphone owner. She took out her iPhone and compared it to the Galaxy and essentially said only a few things about the Galaxy and the phone did the rest.

It had everything that I wanted in the iPhone and more. The screen. SD slot. Flash. Oh, and then she went on about ‘free music”.

“What is this lie about ‘free music’?”

And then she showed me. After I fiddled with the amazing phone, I took out my once beloved iPhone and when I looked at the screen, I squinted. I had no idea that my iPhone had such a tiny screen. The wallpaper on my iPhone was not visible due to the apps covering it up. It looked like a boring library or something. I was under a spell that was finally broken. I dared to look at the other lawn and saw that the grass was greener.

And then, she showed me how the wallpaper on the home screen of the Galaxy S3 was ‘live’ and moved around. “Insane!!!”

“What’s Android?” I thought. But the question never made it out of my mouth. I was too mesmerized by this new phone, this piece of beauty. LOL. But so true.Image

So I bought it! Wow. I actually play with my phone now. With the iPhone, the screen was just too small to play with for over 5 minutes or so. LOL. I actually use the Samsung Galaxy S 3 more than my computer! Insane!!!

So now, this is my breakup with iPhone. I must get this out of the way before continuing.

Dear, “I”

I’ve waited patiently for you to fulfill my simple requests. But, perhaps your arrogance grew so much that it blinded you. Perhaps you thought that with so many restrictions on your device that we would simply stand for it always. But no! Always doesn’t exist in the phone world. Just be happy for me. I found a phone that – for now – isn’t arrogant at all, has many friends who don’t argue with them and actually has everything I ever wanted in a phone that I ‘ve waited for years to have. Ohhhh, Iphone. I had no idea that your real name was ‘me phone’. Me, me, me. Well ‘I’ is over with. Shhhh. I know. It’s rough. We went through a lot together. But, you lost me that day at Best Buy. You once had me at “I phone”. And now, Samsung had me at “Sd Slot” and “big screen’ and “amazing, fricken phone!!!!” Shhhhh. It’s okay. I am not going to wait for you, iPhone, anymore. I am not going to buy you one day, only to hear an announcement a few months later, that a new version of you is coming out with features that you easily could have put on your past phone, but didn’t due to ‘greed’ or ‘something’ that I’ll never understand. You and your “not wanting to change the design crap” ruined our relationship! Why? Because you’re just a phone, not a ‘car’. But the Samsung Galaxy S3; that’s more than a phone. It’s a device that studied and listened to the needs of phone owners. And after listening, answered rather than ignored because they thought they were so good that only they could change things if they wanted, rather than changing to fit the consumers needs. Farewell.

Back to the Galaxy. Wowwwwwwww!  You see, let me explain about how I perceive a piece of merchandise. For some reason I am very picky about what I buy. I don’t buy a lot at all, because of this reason. Something can be perfect in every way, but have the smallest flaw that I see, and I won’t buy it. I hate that! For instance, if there was a car that was beautiful, but there was a – I don’t know- logo on the front of it that I thought shouldn’t be there, I won’t get it. If there was a cool watch and that watch’s only flaw to me was the hands were silver instead of black, I won’t get it. LOL. I hate that about me. But that’s who I am. That’s why no other phone compared to the iPhone until now. I mean, in no way am I self-proclaiming that I know what taste is. But, I have a pretty good track record. Just saying.

Ohhh, and I could read my books on the S3 without squinting!

Moral? Wait. I didn’t buy the last 2 iPhone’s that came out. I waited, either for that iPhone that fulfilled my needs, or till my phone died, or till another company answered my needs; something that I never thought was possible. So get the Samsung Galaxy S 3!!! Your eyes will thank you. That’s should be their slogan since the iPhone followers are aging. LOL.

Innocent Die While Trying to Enjoy A Film


May all the innocent people who lost their lives, were wounded or mentally tormented be healed quickly. All that died, I pray are with their maker and loved ones. All that were wounded, I pray are healed quickly and don’t feel pain anymore. All who’s eyes saw such an evil act, I pray are calmed and somehow granted peace of mind. And to the gunman, I pray he realizes what he did and that justice of man and God give him the perfect punishment.

Through Each Death, More Answers Are Born


ImageA wave of ‘death’ blew in a few days ago; once again taking another loved one of mine. My Aunt, I loved so very much, an angel to everyone, passed away last week, just like my other Aunt who passed a year ago. I wanted to add this to my ‘death tribute page’. So many loved ones dying led me to create that page, but I’m too vulnerable yet, too ‘something’ to be organized enough to add it to that page. LOL. I miss them so much!

Each death that occurs brings me closer to confusion that brings me closer to the answer of my life. It’s as if you must get right next to that illusive confusion that only lurks by ‘death’ that’s connected to your heart and soul, in order to pass through to the next phase of your life, a phase that holds answers to your questions that you don’t know how to form into words, questions, feelings that you don’t know how to say, ‘what the heck is wrong with you?’

Every casket I carry –literally- (how morbid) and place on their final resting place, pulls out tears that somehow clean out the questions, maybe taking extra words out of them, making them more simpler to the point where all that is left is a few words and then you say, “Oh, yeah, I can answer that?” You become bolder! Things that you would never decide on because you thought it would be throwing away all of your hard work, you suddenly decide on and ignore the ones that say, “If you do that you’ll be making a big mistake!!” My answer to them –because that did happen yesterday- is, “In your eyes, it’s a mistake, in my eyes, it’s a wise choice.”

I am secretly going to go back to school in a little bit to get something else other than the bachelor degree I have. I’ve narrowed it down to two careers. But to keep this moment quick, I’ll save that perhaps for another post. I was thinking about Nursing, but can’t afford to quit my job for over a year. LOL. Always something, right?

ImageMoral? Hold on. Keep holding on. Through death, comes tears of course, but then the clouds will start to part and the answer you’ve been longing for will show itself. Just open your eyes and give it a chance to explain its disappearance for so long, a chance to tell you, “Yes, it’ll be okay if you change this, or do this, or leave this for that, etc.”  Believe in your heart that God knows what he’s doing. Please! Death is inevitable. But, happiness now and in the hereafter is forever. No one really dies. We just change. Like water; it evaporates, turns to rain again, turns to ice, but it’s still the same ‘water’. Our souls, spirits, posses these bodies and make them ‘alive’. Right? So after we go, we only possess something else in the hereafter, something greater that matches our ‘love’ not hate. There’s one piece of evidence that no one can argue with that proves we are ‘alive’ because of a greater power, and that’s the human ‘heart’. The heart is not connected to anything that powers it. No! It powers the body, but NOTHING that is visible powers IT. Our spirit powers it. So, when it stops, we go someplace and power another ‘vessel’ another ‘thing’. Bodies have a time limit, but our souls, spirits and the love they’ve learned to hold to, is forever!!! Everyone I lost, I loved! And I will take that with me. Even if Saint Peter decides that ‘going down’ is my fate –I hope not- I will still be grateful that my heart loved, cared, helped, and forever cherished the ones that departed. They are with me; I know it.

Bible Urge – Part 4 – All is Erased Only For The Bully To Ruin Everything


ImageGod sealed the door to the ark. After Noah and his family entered, after all the animals he was able to find, male and female, entered, God sealed the doors and opened up heaven. He opened up the fountains in the earth –very important- so both the earth would pour out water as well as the clouds. And after 40 days of raining, the entire earth was flooded. After all flesh was gone, not including fish or anything that does not need air to survive, it stopped raining, and it took about 150 days for the water to reseed. What took 6 days to create for life, took 40 days to destroy.

After that, God made a covenant with us humans that he would never attempt to flood the earth again, for he realized that all humans have evil imaginations that begin when they are children. If it weren’t for that single covenant, we would see floods and arks all the time since then. And to verify this covenant, God sends a rainbow after every big storm as a way of saying, “Listen, this is just a reminder, children, that all is well and it was just a storm. My covenant with you is forever.”

So he told them all, just like with Adam and Eve, to be fruitful and multiply, on a temporary basis. And the next chapter shows an amazing, amazing list of people –family tree- that came from others. Yet something bad happened!!!

Yes, just as with Cain and how he did a horrible act of killing his brother, the evil managed to survive the flood. Remember, he chose Noah because he was PERFECT in every way. He was beautiful, both on the inside and the out. So that must mean he wasn’t this old man that we grew accustomed to knowing. No. He was beautiful. Perfect. Not to say that the old aren’t like this, but that’s the vision or imaginational image I got. Nevertheless, this part is hard for me to explain.  I mean, in all my years of religious studies as a child, they never mentioned this part. Why? Because it’s about ‘making-fun’. But, if a teacher is going to explain the bible, they mustn’t choose what to teach and what to leave out. No. They should tell this part, perhaps after confirmation, because it makes sense for what the evil attacked and how it was able to stem even to this day. The attack of ‘bullying’!

Noah was drunk one night. He enjoyed his wine, and he fell asleep enjoying it. LOL. But, he was uh, well, he was naked when he fell asleep in his tent, not covered by a sheet; innocent.

ImageDangett! His son, Ham who is the father of Canaan, saw Noah naked, and did the unthinkable to him. His own son, flesh and blood… invaded Noah’s privacy of his tent, saw his father naked and told of this to his two brothers, in a way of ‘making fun of Noah’. It says nothing about any sexual perversions occurring, but the fact he was making fun of his own father, telling his two brothers to go into the tent and enjoy the amusement, for which they didn’t, was enough of a sin. Why? Why? I mean, there’s no excuse at all, no way for Ham to cop out, blame another, no!! He had freewill, darnett. After everything that happened too. I guess, just like now, as time passes, they forgot about God’s wonders and how they were spared. Poor, innocent Noah. It compares to what happens to people, children nowadays. Bullies pick on the innocent! They find a good child, think they are weaker just because they are kind, or nice, or a little different from them, and poke fun of them. Bullies are no better than Ham, and what happened next should be a warning to bullies.

His other two sons knew what happened, and turned their heads, making sure not to look at Noah’s nakedness, flesh, and covered their father with a blanket while their heads were turned. Maybe it was out of respect, maybe it was to block out the disgusting desires for the flesh and making fun of it, I’m not sure. But they turned their heads and covered him. Noah awoke. He knew what happened and of course was furious. Most likely he was still coherent enough to know Ham came into his tent. He probably heard the laughter’s, was embarrassed, and hurt. Needless to say, Noah cursed Ham’s child ‘Canaan’ and basically any child that stemmed from him. The curse was that Ham’s child and his children’s children, were to be servant for the rest of their lives. Servants to man.

ImageThat part made me think about us. Maybe the servant of today, stemmed from him. So I immediately looked up prayers to break curses like that. Don’t worry, God made prayers for us to break generational curses. I’m not a preacher, but I will write down the prayer at the end of this post.

So the chapter of Genesis as I stated earlier, goes into the family tree that stemmed from Noah. Noah lived to be 950 years old, he was the last to live that long. Remember, God changed the age to 120-year limit for man, but since Noah was born before he made that age change, he lived to 950 years old. Amazing!!

That chapter was about how evil was washed away, how God saw that this wasn’t the answer, but most importantly, how Ham disrespected his father. Pattern? Yes. Earlier, it was about the same thing, and then came Cane’s decision to kill his brother. So, thus far, 2 ate the apple, received the knowledge that took away their innocence, had children for which one grew jealous and killed his brother, generations stemmed until the evil grew so much –stemming from Adam and Eve’s defiance to God and Cane taking another life- that God chose only one who was perfect on the inside and out –Noah- and protected him and his family and one of each sex of animals and erased the earth and its evil with a flood, only to see that the evil managed to survive through Ham’s actions toward Noah. Generations began again, God changed the age limit for man to 120-year limit –before the flood- he told Noah and his family to be fruitful and multiply as he told their ancestors, Adam and Eve. And now, the parting of evil, choices, freewill, and even generational curses has begun again, this time through Noah’s sons.

When the heck will we learn? I mean, how many floods does it take, how many wondrous events must occur, how many punishments have to commence from our bad actions, be it temptation for knowledge that led to defiance, jealousy that led to murder, sin that led to a flood, and humor at someone else’s expense that led to a curse, for us to realize that maybe we shouldn’t do those things anymore or ever like they did?

The list of sins or ‘things that God doesn’t like’ so far is amazing and how they connected to one another. And they were small too, started that way at least!! Yes, they began by simple, dumb reactions.

1)      Thirst for knowledge led to punishment that we see to this day.

2)      Giving leftovers to God led to jealousy, which led to murder!

3)      Fruitful and multiply went overboard, led to sin everywhere that led to a flood

4)      Invading someone’s privacy and making fun of their body led to a generational curse.

5)      What’s next???

Moral? Though evil lurks everywhere, the choices you make from your own freewill can follow you for the rest of your life. You can be the cause of the entire future generation to be under fire because of a bad choice you had made. Make good choices only. Follow your heart, not your mind. And be good to one another. And most importantly, due to this chapter, don’t poke fun of anyone’s body or bully them. Please!!

So far, we could thirst for knowledge but don’t eat the apple. We should always give the better portion to someone, be it food or money; to God as a way of saying ‘thanks’. We should never grow jealous, never murder, and never poke fun of someone

Another great moral is to read the bible, or any book for that matter, rather than listen to ancestors interpret words that aren’t even there. LOL. Why? Well, because I was told, after some of my family members learned about my reading the bible, that Noah was rapped by his son Ham. This was a lie! I told that family member, “Listen, in no way was it written that he did that unthinkable act to his father.” Thank God I chose to read this on my own.

Prayer I found for generational curses – Just in Case

In the name of Jesus, and by the power of His blood, I now renounce, break and sever all curses that have been handed down to me from my ancestors. In the name of Jesus, I now loose myself and my future generations from any bondages passed down to me from my ancestors!

 

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Hope Is Physical – Lost But Found By Grace I Think


ImageI have learned so much, in such a short amount of time. Blind? Yes… now I see! I understand that song now. Others blinded the soul, but faith and belief suddenly connected everything. Suddenly, it made you see the truth, and how beautiful the truth is. The shivers take over your body, your eyes grow wider, even when you look up at the clouds, your thoughts change from ‘seeing’ to ‘wonderment’. You no longer even consider about useless tings that were once important to you, like fame and fortune for example. LOL. Power seems to be a useless illusion. That BMW is now a cheap piece of metal with a motor. That diamond is now just a rock. Those useless books are now just ramblings by someone who’s lost too. That tree you see is now a sculpture created by God. Expensive clothes are rags with labels. Clouds are signs. Rainbows are God’s communications to you. Rain is magic. Wind suddenly hides an invisible angel within it. The student you once were, now you have become the teacher if you choose. It’s true. What the heck happened? I was lost, but now… am… found. Corny!!  I’ll continue this later. I will enjoy this new feeling. Well, it’s actually a feeling I once had when I was a child, and now have again. Look out, world!!! LOL. Cause now that I see, the ones that tried to blind me are in deep sh…. LOL.

The Tyrant Countdown Part 2 – The Escape From The First Grip


ImageFirst step’s completed! Scary!! It was strange too. After I made up my mind to step down and told them, then suddenly some ‘truths’ came poring out. Hidden ‘truths’ that I thought I was being paranoid about. It felt like I was in a confessional and was saying, “Dude, I don’t want to hear that.”  It seems –always follow your gut- that I was starting to be used as a scapegoat, and anything new that came on, they put it on me because they didn’t want to do the work themselves. Amazing!! Son-of-a… Since the first part’s completed, now I will begin the next part of my journey to ‘freedom’ and ‘happiness’.

I could always write, have been writing more since I began this blog. It’s like the writing monster in me that I have been denying food for so long is awake and happy. LOL. Anyway, I never thought that I would have to go back to school since I finished college. But, I’m going back to get a certificate in something that I will not reveal till I get that certificate, and ‘new job’. I don’t want to jinx it. Let me back up.

I was soooo nervous to step down. But I was given the courage, somehow, to do so yesterday. Where the heck did it come from? After a year in that hellish position, where did I finally get the… I know! No! I don’t want to know. But, for the sake of this blog, I think that everything began to lineup for that moment yesterday. That’s as far as I’m going with that right now. The tyrant just got too tyranty I guess. And I wanted, needed and finally had to break free from the first level of their control. God’s doing the rest, or maybe all of it. LOL. It’s true.

ImageWhat I learned is this; no one can control you unless you allow them. That there’s always a door to another door to another door that leads you farther away from the tyrants without them realizing you are going farther away from them. Very important. Tyrants need that control, and will start worrying if they see one of their slaves going farther from their grip. LOL. But, you can. If only I could tell you more about this. But I will say that this month I was given an opportunity to speak to another about my yearning for freedom, and he allowed me to step down without me having to go to the lead tyrant himself. Through all of this, it makes me wonder ‘how the heck did I get here in the first place?’ The answer is simple. Bad people. It’s unfortunate too, because I would have taken that company to a higher level, along with other good people who know that company through years of learning. Isn’t that sad? All because of tyrants, bad people and leaders who ironically don’t know a lot about the company, but only know a few things that they have to know as a boss.

I try not to feel pride. But, I am proud of myself for not changing for them. They wanted me to be mean, told me so too. They wanted me to fire people left and right for dumb reasons when I would tell them, “No!” Rather than firing them, I would talk to the workers and train them so they wouldn’t make the same mistakes again. But them, no, they wanted to abuse their power over and over again, fire people left and right just because they could. Within this year –without putting a spotlight over myself- I saved about 15 jobs! I’ll only admit that here. One guy, saving that many; good people too.

I wouldn’t change for them. That’s what I’m proud of. I did it!! I went into hell, was tempted, and came out the same good person I was when entering. Yet now I’m stronger than ever, a better leader, and more secured in knowing that a higher force has to –is- watching over us. I can even feel the weight lifting off of my back and shoulders, literally.

What’s the moral of this short and quick post? Hmmm. Follow your gut. There are always doors to lead you out of your negative situation, but sometimes you have to look for them, or, sometimes they will present themselves to you; so take it. It took me almost a year to see that door before me. But always have hope that it’s there. It has to be, that’s why nothing’s forever. DON’T question why you’re in the situation you’re in, but rather what you’ve learned after you are out of it. What you’ve learned is the reason why you were put into it in the first place! The answer comes while the question is created. But the answer isn’t important. The question is. And you’ll receive the answer after you are out of that situation. This makes sense to me. Take care.

The First Step – Clear Away The Stress – Baby Steps


ImageToday’s the day I go into my work and tell them I want to Step Down from my management role. They already are aware of my contemplations, and said whatever decision I make, they will give me a fulltime position anywhere. I don’t care where I go in that company, just as long as I’m away from that ridiculous, and unnecessary stress that has taken over me to the point of pondering over that place even on my days off. LOL. Enough. I’m a good person, and they want to change me to being a mean person. They said so. I will not change. I pray that everything goes well today. All this talk and debate about happiness, your true self; it would make me a hypocrite to stay in that position I loath so much. I’m following my heightened instincts. It feels right. Why would anyone chase down and stay in a position where they are unhappy, and they know that it’s not normal that they aren’t moving up yet, is beyond me. It’s beyond me now, because I used to be that person, but now I am not. Freedom. Writing. Helping. Those are some of the things I covet. And this position, well, it’s just been numbing those true feelings of happiness. Maybe on purpose. Maybe we find things to numb our happiness’s, cause we are too afraid to face them, too afraid that once we reach them, we’ll fail at it somehow. It’s always nice to put hope on the backburner, but how long should it sit there till all the water has evaporated and the pot is starting to burn?

Power is something I never abused. It’s sad. I see so many in the position of power, and they hate it, but they stay in it just to have the powerful title. Why? Life passes them by as they endure life each day, misery always lurking behind their eyes, and after the workdays done; they go home and hope that a spark of happiness will show itself. It does, but just until they shut their eyes and go to sleep, too tired to find out where that hopeful feeling wants to take them. And they wake, and endure the misery of their job again.

Yes the ones that like power, at least the ones I saw in my life, abuse it. Not liking it equals ‘stress’. Abusing it equals ‘non-stress’ I guess. Is there no in between? I haven’t seen it yet.

So today I will end that endless cycle of stress and step down from it. This way I can have time to look for another job, dream bigger and help others more so. I’m scared though. LOL. I am. I didn’t fail at it; rather I’m simply changing directions in my life. But I’m still scared, nervous that the grips of demons will still try and keep me there. They won’t. Why? I won’t allow them. That’s the spirit in me talking. The human in me, well, that’s the one who’s panicking. Wish me luck, friends.

Bible Urge – Part 3 – God Giveth, God Taketh


Seth was the other son that Adam created. After the generations began, that stemmed from Adam and Eve that stemmed from Seth who created his son ‘Enos’ –the list goes on and on- men lived far past the age we are used to seeing. With the grace or rather ‘power’ of God, according to Genesis, he allowed men, I don’t know about women, but men to live for about 800 years!!! If I read correctly – didn’t Google to avoid confusion- they would wait, some till their 60’s, others till they were in their 100’s, to create children. LOL. Lucky guys! I mean think about it, no pressure at all, enjoy life and then say, “Oh, I think it’s time to create children.”

In the reality of the species multiplying, this makes sense, looking outside the box. Remember, don’t think too hard about this, the tree of knowledge and the apple is just tempting me, you to look deeper. Don’t. Not yet. No retrospective either because this is the farthest back we go. Back to the paragraph. This way, it allowed them to create children over and over, and over and over again. But then, something happened. Oh, yes! Something always happens, even the here and now, that matches the past, the start and beginning. I don’t know that connection fully yet, it’s just a feeling. Anyway, something happened in the eyes of God.

After men saw that the daughters were –let’s say ‘pretty’ I guess –lol- they took them as wives. And suddenly God told them that His spirit couldn’t always strive with men and allow their ages to reach this unusual height. So, he told them that he’s changing their age limit to 120 years old. That’s the limit, because they are of God but also of the flesh, meaning humans. It makes sense for what happened next. A person living 800 years gives them enough time to learn of the goodness of God, keep it and teach it to others. But 120 years, well you either sink or swim, you either sin, quickly repent, or sin and after years and years of sinning, before you can change your mind, you’re dead. LOL.

Anyway, so God saw that the land suddenly was filled with evil. They were doing, thinking evil things, evil was in the air and it made God –I guess- ashamed because he created this species who are now doing everything that God did not want them to do. Man, it’s as if the stories, that were past on from Adam and Eve about the Garden, God himself, were somehow lost in the bedtime stories, the true essence of where they came from just ‘vanished’ to many. Funny, like now. At least we have this ‘bible’ to read from and learn from. They didn’t have anything except the stories they suddenly chose to ignore. Their freewill chose poorly.

Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. After he changed the age limit, it states that there were giants in the earth.

“There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”

It –without looking deep- does make sense a little. In the start of any invention, from an inventor’s point of view, he has a vision that includes experimenting, even with sizes till he gets it just right.

So they began sinning, evil filled them, and God said –threatened- that he would destroy them, even the beasts, etc. Yet, like with all great stories, something caught the eyes of God. And that was Noah.

We learn now of the generations of Noah. You see, according to the writings, Noah was perfect in every way, and his generations were perfect. I guess that means they were not deformed from close breeding, but most importantly, they truly believed in God in every way. At least Noah did. Noah was perfect on the outside and the inside. He had three sons, perfect in Noah’s likeness, so God had a plan. We all know what that is. He told him to build an ark, so he could wipe all the sin from the earth while Noah and his family were safe. He told him that he would destroy all that is ‘on’ the earth and ‘in’ the earth. Hmm. He told Noah to bring two of every kind of animal, but does not mention to him to bring the ‘beasts’ of the land. Anyway, so Noah, his wife, the three sons and their wives, went aboard the ark.

It’s amazing to me what history was lost before the flood. There was no room for the giants, so they were screwed. No room for extremely large animals, larger than elephants, so they were screwed. All because they chose sin over good. So many generations lost. So many secrets, answers to riddles, teachings from the wise, lost as the flood swept them away. But I guess God had to do it. Why? Because many of us think about it even today.

We sometimes look around, see the evil, and wonder how we wish it could all vanish. We sometimes desire that evil penetrating so many, would just leave so we can begin fresh with only the good people to surround us. Impossible I know. But, at least at one time we thought that. And that thought could have come on by simply seeing a rude person in a supermarket. We wonder, “Where did that rudeness come from?”

As I look deeper in the story, I now understand why we are lucky to be on this land, alive still, able to –let me think- change our ways if we think they are of evil or of wrong.  We have that chance!!! They did not. We have to make our ‘inventor’ proud of his inventions. Why? Lol. Cause he can easily unplug us.

I found myself attempting to eat that metaphoric apple after every verse I read. But I denied it when I realized I was looking too deep into this. Somehow, even on the comfort of my balcony, that snake was trying to feed me that darn apple. This story –in every way- is a glimpse outside of the box for which we live in. That’s it. We are enclosed –by our own choice and the choices of others- in our own boxes that when showed a vision or chapter of a world that existed outside this box, we automatically –it seems- laugh at it, after we eat from the tree of knowledge. One of my attempts to question after I at least took a taste of the apple, was why a flood? Why didn’t God just simply unplug them all? Luckily I received my answer quickly. It was to make a STATEMENT! He knew, oh he knew this event would be remembered, would make its way into this good book and he wanted it to be used as a warning. As a writer, I know about foreshadows, where to put them, and what things are not important and to simply leave them out of a fictional story. Crying out loud, I’ve had 20 years to learn that. So this was placed here for a powerful reason to show how only a few members of our generation were saved. The rest had perished. The last part I read was after Noah and his family and all the animals entered the ark.

Moral? Freewill is everywhere. Choices we make today will have repercussions tomorrow. Who began that sin that spread to all? It had to be one, that one person who abused their freewill, sinned and was seen doing this by others, causing them to say, “Well, if he could do that, so can I.” God was more concerned with that more so than the way people looked on the outside. Because it was the inside and how they chose evil that opened his eyes in anger. Beauty truly is on the inside! No matter who you are, what you are, as long as you’re beautiful within, choosing to be good, not giving into wickedness that stemmed from Cain, not giving into that evil temptation that pushes you by making you feel ashamed after you did that action, saying that hurtful name, etc., God sees you as he saw Noah…perfect! That’s what I took from this story of generation thus far. God only saved the good, not like with the Titanic where only the rich were able to survive. No! He saved the good. Maybe, just like I will, after you finish this article, you can go outside and look at the clouds. Corny!! But true. And say to the skies, “Thank you.” Maybe we might be surprise what will happen to us next.

To finish, as I read deeper I’m starting to see correlations in the todays, seeing people as if it was before the flood. Weird. I see Cain’s and Abel’s, now I’m seeing Seth’s and Noah’s, and the wickeds, even pondering over seeing what God may have referred to as the beasts; dinosaurs. Oh yes I went there! LOL. Anything’s possible. I made it a rule before I started this blog to stop listening to others confuse my life by writing books about how to live it while making money in the meantime. How convenient. That’s one of the reasons for my ‘bible urge’. It was written in the far past –positive- it’s simple and to the point –positive- and most importantly, it speaks about our inventor, our creator, our reason why our hearts are beating without them being plugged into anything, our reasons why people choose between good and evil, and where we stemmed from. I’m not a preacher, but rather a student. I am happy to have had a glimpse of the reality of the past, true or metaphoric if you believe, which seemed to have been outside the box. Very outside. Until the next chapter, take care, or maybe to be more in connection with the topic, God bless.