Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, February 14, 2016
- the DFU Restore did not work
- pluging into a laptop and attempting to connect with iTunes didn't work
- Cussing the phone and getting irritated... didn't work.
- pressing the power, up volume and home buttons, blah blah blah. Did not work.
- putting another SIM card in. No help at all.
- letting the battery run all the way out? We waited for almost an entire day for that last tiny red sliver of battery to go away and it never did.
Saturday, January 09, 2016
Let me explain. We are all waiting for something. Some are waiting for the next ______, while others wait for _____. Believers in Yeshua (Jesus) should be waiting for His return, and with His return comes a series of trials and tribulations on earth. By default, the more tribulations, the closer we are getting, right?
I listen to a Torah teacher who says, "when I was a young Christian, I knew everything there was to know about prophecy." Obviously that was tongue in cheek - I was the same way. I used to have a time-line, and an explanation for why it was gong to be this way or that. The problem is that all these years later, I was terribly wrong about most of my predictions. I am not alone though; most folks who have told us how it was all going to end have been wrong. Remember Harold Camping? I could probably come up with at least 88 reasons why we shouldn't make time-lines and predict days...
A good friend of mine once told me, "I can prove that it's [the rapture] pre-trib and I can prove that it's post. That doesn't matter. What matters is that Jesus told us to abide in Him. Are you doing that? If not, then start now. If you are, well, you don't have a thing to worry about do you?" Excellent advice. Being as "abiding in" applies to the present, it turns out to be timely advice. Abiding in Him is still the answer to those anxieties we may get concerning world events. Abide in Him. "But the whole world is messed up!" Abide in Him. "They want to take our guns!!" Abide in Him!
A man or woman who is abiding in Him will be lead by Him. They won't fear. They won't be stressed about the world. Abiding in Him equates to being within the boundaries of Goshen during the plagues. "...They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings." (Ex 10:23) They were abiding where they were supposed to, and they had light when all those around them were in darkness.
As the world gets darker around me, I want that Light in my dwelling place, and if I am abiding (dwelling) in Him, I will have it.
So get up. We don't have time for wallowing, bickering and fretting. Get back up, because He is coming again. Get excited, because He's coming again. He's coming again...
Monday, January 04, 2016
So why come back now? Good question. I think that today, more than ever, the news we get from mainstream media is even more fake and biased that we could have imagined in 2008. If you just scratch the surface - research even the slightest bit, you will find discrepancies, inconsistencies and pure fiction in the stories we all get from the big news outlets. I wonder if just maybe, one more voice of skepticism and reason could help. I already have the site, so here I am ...again.
I am hoping to couple this blog with a YouTube channel called TorahNormal. The goal is to talk about topics dealing with the paranormal, exopolitical, fake news and the like, all in the context of Torah observance. I know that it sounds like a paradoxical statement, but we're going to give it a shot.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
While I'm thinking about it, and while I'm sitting in a VA waiting room, in Danville, Illinois, I need to make a public announcement:
They don't all stink.
That's right, I'm speaking out publicly, and positively about a VA hospital.
In my own personal experience, These people have been fast, professional, and down-right ...nice.
When i needed back surgery and they were too busy to do it, they told me to find a neuro-surgeon, and have him fix it, at their expense. I did, and they did. Quickly.
When my service representative told me to get an appointment for veterans disability, he said it may take up to, or longer than, two years to get my initial appointment.
It didn't. It took about eight weeks.
That's all I have to say about it. They're good at what they do, and they've treated me very well over the last two years; not what I expected when i first got "in the system" here.
Monday, July 28, 2014
Would it be worth a boycott if they allowed the "Death to Jews" page, but refused to block the page preaching against homosexual marriage or abortion?
...unfortunately, you know as well as i do that it won't happen. Some folks will use a "Stand For Israel" banner on their page, but the attention will be shifted to something else soon enough.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
When i started Mangdiddles back in 2006, i used to read Drudge and cringe when ever it would refresh. It seemed like every day things were getting more and more absurd - Russia was flexing it's muscles, rogue Islamic countries we becoming more bold by the day, and America basked in Godlessness. Israel was in a continuous battle against nor just the enemies surrounding her, but her enemies at the UN who refuse to acknowledge her right to defend herself.
I stopped posting because of the death threats i was getting from Obama supporters. Evidently, just quoting his stupidity is an offense to the mindless mass who sold their souls at the voting booth for his "change". Today, it looks like his followers are just as irritated with him as i am - Heck, it's his own followers who are publicly questioning whether or not Michelle is a woman! Strange days indeed; and no, I'm not going to attempt to answer that question.
So, what else has changed? Well, Russia continues to flex it's muscles; this week sitting down a passenger jet with 298 people on it. Every rogue Islamic state within shooting distance of Israel is causing trouble with her and anyone else they can stir up. Yesterday they sent over a "suicide donkey." Nice. The more things change, the more they stay the same. After Israel have the Gaza Strip to her enemies in 05', they turned it into a launching pad for rockets - just like the conservatives said they would.
Our "president" has made it known that he has nothing but total disdain for our constitution, and the state of Israel. He's evidently ok with Russia and the rogue Islamic states - after all, he is financially and religiously invested in both.
The question is, what's going to happen next? Every enemy of the US and Israel knows that Obama will be succeeded with a conservative, and no conservative will put up with the things Obama has put up with. They are running out of time; after all, they don't get opportunities like this very often. Not since Jimmy Carter has there been such an open door for our enemies. Last week, Obama was given a 74% approval rating... from Muslims. He is hovering around the low forties with the average American.
Ok, so it's still my blog, so what do i think?
That's easy. I think he will do something catastrophic that will cause him to be in office for yet another term. That's right, I don't think he will leave office at the end of his second term. I pray that i am wrong.
I can see a couple of different scenarios playing out for our future - one would be the election of Michelle Obama.
There was a recent poll that placed her about twenty points ahead of Hillary. Why would that be polling that? Preparation.
The other scenario would have an incident that requires martial law, just before the elections. Such a situation would demand that America's election be "put on hold" ...for our own good of course.
...both are equally disturbing, and according to some, neither results in America having her first woman as the Commander in Chief. Just another dude with liberal ideology running the show, and just as illegal as the previous leader.
In spite of the creepy headlines, in a weird way, it's good to be back. I'm shooting for 2,000 page views per day this time. We were able to break 1,650 back in the day, and things obviously haven't gotten any better, so let's do this.
Without the death threats, please.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Sunday, July 13, 2014
I can only hope.