Gotta try this…

Encouragement, Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
Mar 30 2017

“The two best ways of escaping a problem: laugh so that you don’t stress out, and sleep to forget the problem. Don’t do both together or it will freak people out.”

 

Actually I’ve come pretty close. I didn’t laugh to forget a problem, I was just lying on the floor, listening to a sermon with my sister. I started laughing for some reason and I guess my breathing cut off for some reason. So I passed out… She will hate to admit it, but it did freak her out. She had to slap my stomach hard enough a couple of times to get me breathing again.

Then there was the time I started laughing so hard while I was standing up…that my knees started buckling under me…thank God I was able to sit down fast enough.

New Art

Christian Living, Encouragement, Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
Mar 18 2017

Just wanted to share this drawing I did of the Lord yesterday. It really blessed me as I had no idea really how it would come out. Eventually I will get a frame for it.

 

 

Just Can’t Quit!

Christian Living, Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
Mar 15 2017

The 26th of April I will be going through several surgical procedures to help improve my sleep apnea. This will include a tonsillectomy, somnoplaty and a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (I am not going to attempt to pronounce that last one.) Although from what I understand all seem to be day surgery, there is a chance I might spend the night, or two.

Whew! I think I’d rather go to the dentist. I know I will be in pain. My surgeon tried to get me not to undergo the surgery, as there is/was the option of the facehugger. But the facehugger crew is unwilling to work with me on getting me used to it.

I’ve been trying my best to lose weight before the surgery, but it’s tough. Seems the more I work at it, the more weight I gain. I definitely don’t expect a miracle in a month’s time. But it seems the Lord is up to something here. Usually I abhor going to the gym. It’s actually like a small moan every single time I think about having to go. But lately I’ve been really gun ho about it.

For instance, I start my routine out by doing the stationary bike. Well I used to go for about 12-15 minutes…about a mile. But the other day I thought I would try going for 18 minutes a session…which is three sessions a week. Well as I counted down the minutes, something I always seem to do no matter what I am doing…I decided.. “You know 2 more minutes isn’t going to kill me anyways…so I finished off 20 minutes.”

Today I finished off 32 minutes on the stationary bike…6 miles!!! 6 MILES!!!!!

One time when I was about 21 I did about 6 miles on my bicycle…I managed to get across town…but let me tell ya…my arse felt it for a couple of days after that! Thank God that those stationary bike seats are comfortable!

The strange thing is that I have not been feeling sore…usually after such a cardio routine, followed by a good weight workout session, I would be feeling it the next day, if not that same night. But I don’t feel anything!

I’m thinking…”What is up with this Lord?

Now this is the funny part…I am not a cardio guy! As a matter of fact…I tend to do exactly the opposite of what the experts recommend…sitting around for hours!

I know..not good for my health, and the primary reason I am in this mess.

Hopefully my energy levels don’t tap out anytime soon. I would definitely enjoy this transition into a somewhat healthier, active lifestyle.

Of course, looking forward to the procedure is not fun. There’s a lot of anxiety. Mainly because the last time I had a procedure done, it was at the opposite end, and that took a long time to get over…

Anyways, I hope I made you laugh by today’s post. Seriously though…prayers for my anxiety levels and for a smooth surgery would be so appreciated!

Sleep apnea is nothing serious. I haven’t really had a severe episode in a very long time, but I have woken up in the past gasping for air.

Is 666 Hidden in the Disney Logo?

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Mar 13 2017

Some comedy for you tonight.
 

I won’t say Disney is all clean though. Sure Mickey and the gang are classics, and the theme parks are way fun (Especially the Pirates theme park), but the Disney channel has proven that it can go too far.

Octopus

Discouragement, Encouragement, Uncategorized | Posted by Inpulse1
Mar 07 2017

This one has it’s own page. Please visit that and make sure your speakers are somewhat turned up.
Thanks!
http://inpulsearts.com/octopus/

Gender Identity Fizz!

Uncategorized | Posted by Inpulse1
Mar 02 2017

I have a simple solution on how to cut through all the crap of gender identity: burn all of our clothes! Yep…basically appear naked in public. That way a man will always appear to be a man, and a woman will always appear to be a woman. No more pretending, no more confusion.  This will also cure the pride issue!

Come on: what do we really have to be ashamed of?

A Note About Yesterday

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Feb 09 2017

After finishing and reading my post yesterday I wanted to clarify something:

My suffering is not as severe as I believe it to be. I know there are others who are suffering even more. I can’t even begin to say, however, how I wish I could really reach out to them. I know a lot of people who are suffering through bad and broken marriages, physical pain, and I have known people who have experienced alcoholism homelessness…one of them being a an older cousin of mine. We did everything we could for him, but in the end he sadly and unfortunately chose to take his own life.

As I said, there are a lot of people whom only God can help. Even the well intentioned Christian can only do so much. We can feed them, clothe them, we can heal them to some extent…but we are most often than not, only the beginning.

We can do somethings, but we can’t do it all…We can provide them with food, but someone else needs to provide shelter…

This is something that while one brave soul can start, another needs to carry on, until the lost, broken soul can survive on God alone.

What I say isn’t meant to discourage anyone, any Christian, but it is meant to encourage one to another to get together in unity and become a powerful force to do good.

This is what church is all about…the coming together of the saints.

Be Healed – By Suffering!

Christian Living, Discouragement, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Feb 08 2017

One of the things I am struck with while reading the accounts of the Lord healing people in the Bible and by the casting out of demons, is the absence of any suffering going on while being healed. I believe I am not the only one who knows that healing is a process that starts with torture. None of us are healed overnight, none of us are healed instantly either. When we take aspirin for a headache, the headache lingers on for a while before the aspirin does it’s job. When we break a leg, the leg is broken for a few months until it heals. While the headache subsides and the leg heals, there continues to be pain. In the case of the broken leg there is the pain of the fracture itself, then there is the pain of healing, then the pain of strengthening while you learn to walk again.

In life we will go through various stages of suffering. It can be mental or physical, it can even be emotional. All require time to heal. You can never walk away unscathed from a relationship breakup anymore than you can walk away from the death of a loved one. Both take time to get over with.

If being healed instantly was entirely possible, we would be mindless robots and not flesh and blood.

Suffering teaches us a lot, or at least it’s supposed to. It teaches us to be humble. It teaches us not to look down on others who suffer (whatever type of suffering that is…) I know that I am watching my brothers suffering through a lot…I watch them as they work two jobs, doing what they can just to keep the house and family afloat. Or even work one job, with a lot of time off in between. I listen to the breakup of a family.

Right at the moment I am going through some major stuff in my body. There is the sleep apnea, obesity, my left knee and hand are experiencing moments of pain…probably either arthritis or gout. I notice my left index finger has moments of being stuck…normally I would think it’s due to my age…but who knows what is going on. My back is also hurting. God only knows what is next….

But I am becoming instinctively aware of things others are going through. Not that there’s much I can do to help them…that requires intervention from a God that is bigger than I am, and able to provide all the help that I can’t give. I mean I can’t actually cure such things as emphysema or alcoholism, cancer is out of my league for sure. I can’t touch neurosis…and unfortunately I don’t have the answer to homelessness and starvation. (Actually I do have that answer,   but no one would either listen or act on it).
 

All of what I have written are long term are relatively long term. Even a headache, a rather short term malady, can be long term depending on the state of the one who is going through it. But we can learn a lot through suffering, through our own, or through others….  

Get Smart

Christian Living, Thankfulness | Posted by Inpulse1
Feb 01 2017


In a word…I don’t have a smart phone. Other than perhaps the built in video camera, the built in photographic camera, an alarm clock, and the phone calling feature, and the convenience of a GPS I don’t see the necessity of owning one. I see so many people actually stuck to their smart phones that they are constantly unaware of what’s going on around them.

I was with a group of friends once. We all were in the movie theater waiting for the movie to start. But it was really quiet (the seven of us were the only ones in the theater.) Nobody was talking. I made a joke about something, and everyone laughed. But then it fell silent again.

The situation reminded me of a marriage where the husband and wife never spoke a word to each other. It was really sad. The worst part of it was, everyone that was right next to each other, were basically texting each other. I thought that God must have gotten evolution all wrong. Perhaps one day it will work out that a couple million or so babies are born with no mouths, and with built-in smart phones in place of fingers.

I have a simple phone…only the cel phone itself, plus the ability for non-internet related texting. I don’t text much on it, if at all. If you call me, I will answer it and speak to you with my own voice. If you don’t call me then chances are that you were there in that movie theater.

Yeah, I also don’t have a $50.00 a month phone bill for things I don’t do with my smart phone.

Answer the call of those around you today. Those that aren’t there can wait…

The Action Figure

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Jan 27 2017

Gideon- It doesn’t matter the size of the army or enemy coming against you when God is fighting your battle for you.

Imagine if you were in a large group of angry people, or even a large group of non-angry people.
There is the phrase that says there is strength in numbers.
And it’s true: A lot of people can get a whole heck of a lot done.
But God never saw it that way. He often used one man or a woman to get things either rolling, or get something extraordinary done.
Moses, Deborah, Elijah, Gideon, Peter, Jesus.. the list is long.

While it’s true that the Christian (or even a non-Christian) shouldn’t work alone, it’s not unusual.

Sometimes a single person can spark a fire, or a movement, or even a cure.

You alone can feed a hungry person.
You alone can shelter a homeless person.
You alone can bring PEACE to a troubled soul.

Whatever you do to start a fire, there is always going to be someone else who comes along and adds fuel to the fire.

Sure, sometimes you will have someone come along with a bucket of water.

But if you are persistent, if you endure, if you persevere… and do it all over again, you will be noticed. And you will carry your reward with you.

It’s not easy. You have to humble yourself. You have to go out of your territory, out of your skin, out of normal.

Sometimes you just even gotta go crazy and do things you normally wouldn’t do.

You might pass that homeless man on the street, and do a U-turn, and give him something…anything at all.
To both you and him, it may not be anything. But to eyes everywhere, it will be everything.

All it takes is a willingness to step forward and take action.