by J. Kevin Johnson
If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit. William J. Clinton
Hey everybody! I know I've been kind of quiet and laying low for some time now, but I just can't seem to get my content producing genes going. My life seems to be sort of all over the place for the moment given that just like you my plate seems to always be overly full with a host of "to-do" tasks. It seems as though the more one knocks an item off the list the longer it gets...lol!
I'm not complaining by any stretch of the imagination, so don't get it twisted. Life happens to us all. And often times things have to be shaken up in your life to show that you haven't started the job of "pushing up daisies" yet. As long as you're alive there's always room for growth and maturity to be experienced. So, as a wise women once told me, "Sometimes you gotta make like a Duck and just ride the waves!"
A few things that's been on my radar of interests, concerns, and peripheral cultural trends and what nots have been legion. For instance, I've been fascinated and intrigued by some of the forums of discussion at this year's World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland.
The World Economic Forum is a Swiss Non-profit foundation devoted to improving and shaping the world by engaging the leaders of various public and private sectors. Its mission is to engage the world's leading intellectuals, business executives, politicians, and entrepreneurs to discuss various solutions for the easing of the world into a more cooperative and global society.
In my view, keeping abreast to much of the subjects discussed here can help us understand where we're at as a global community as well as where we're slated to go. It's truly interesting, and I admonish you to skim through some of the forums and see what tickles your fancy!
One of the Topics that caught my attention was one about life and the future of humanity and what it may look like in the year of 2030 with respect to humankind and the machine. Truth is truly stranger than fiction in terms of our technological capabilities today, and where we're projected to be in just a few decades from now.
With respect to cultural icons and controversial figures in the public sphere, I recently viewed an interview between infamous radio host, Alex Jones and The Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan. Regardless of how you may or may not feel about either of these figures, I think that it's a good exercise to give an ear to some of the topics discussed during the interview that our culture is experiencing and being challenged with. Topics such as the high abortion rates in the black communities across the nation, race relations, and the ensuing presidential race are all subjects of discussion.
In my view, there's no question that as a society we're being managed, maneuvered, and propagandized into a new order of things, and it behooves us to at least be aware that there may be more to this reality than meets the eye.
Lastly, I've been thinking and studying a lot about the Kingdom of Heaven as talked about in the bible and what that may actually mean, how it functions, and how it relates practically to those who consider themselves to be Christians.
The Kingdom of Heaven is a clichéd phrase within Christian culture, yet I believe there's much to be discovered about it. I've come to realize that I need to study and understand this concept as much as I can. I think that there's much to be discovered here, and that there are mind altering revelations for anyone who sets before them the assignment of furthering their knowledge, deepening their understanding, and distilling practical wisdom from it's application.
In short, I've been kind of all over the place lately with respect to my studies, focus, and culture watching and ask that you give me grace for taking some time of rest, reflection, and meditation. With that said, be encouraged and sober as to the various events, trends, and goings-on in the world in order to live a sober, joyful, and vibrant life that will cause others to inquire of you as to how you're able to live as you do, or at least in the process of doing!
May God's face shine on you and give you peace.
Welcome! I'm very passionate about health, wellness, spirituality, bible prophecy, the pursuit of Truth, fashion, entertainment, money, relationships, travel, being a father, and having lots of plain'ol fun!
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