Wednesday, March 31, 2010

What Kind Of Trash Are You Keeping?

   Much of what makes us who we are is determined by what we fill our minds with. If we are positive by nature then we will want to fill our minds with positive thoughts.

   Romans 12: 2 says, "And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

   I can hear a lot of people saying, come on David don't preach to me. I'm not. Lets bring it down to cold hard numbers,and,you'll see that this verse has a truth to it that bears out what I'm saying.

   A 2005 study of the Family Safe Media showed that 13,588 hard core pornographic titles were released in the U.S. alone. compared to 1,300 in 1988. More information from that same study.

   Between the ages of 18-44 seems to be when adults,both men and women,are most susceptible to view internet pornography. For 18-24 year olds it was 14%,18-24 year olds showed a rise to 20%, 25-34 year olds displayed an increase to 26%.

   How many of these "views" resulted in addictions which led to home break-ups is not revealed. The impact on lost wages,and,families suffering mental abuse is not told. 

   This,my friends,was in the United States alone. I haven't even begun to scratch the surface of worldwide statistics.

   Chances are we all know of homes that have been directly,or indirectly,affected by online pornographic addiction.

   Their used to be an old computer users acronym,GIGO. It stood for Garbage In,Garbage Out.

   Think about it,what you fill your mind with will affect the way you look at your circumstances.

Monday, March 29, 2010

What Makes Us Great?

   Have you ever wondered what makes you the person you are? What exactly goes into the makeup of that awesome creature, "you".

   Before each one reading this gets to modest let's be truthful and admit that we all,in our innermost beings,think of ourselves as "awesome". Rightly so.

 If we don't have self respect and a healthy self love of ourselves then we are in danger of doing two things:

   1: We diminish our self worth in our eyes.

   2: We diminish our self importance in the eyes of others.

  These two obstacles can lead to an entire array of problems. 

  That big job interview goes badly. The raise we were striving for at work doesn't go through. We put off that big adventure that we had always drempt of.

  Worst of  is the effects a low self-esteem has on us personally.

  Relationships start to fall apart. We lose the job we've had for years due to poor work habits and sloppy production. Our physical and mental faculties are corrupted with disregard of our personal appearance,and worst of all, we tend to think of ourselves as useless.

  Charlie "Tremendous" Jones,once said, "Their are only two things that will make you different five years from the person you are today; the people you meet and the books you read."

  How true that is. The group of friends you hang out with determine how high you'll soar or how low you'll nosedive. Someone once said, "You can't soar like an eagle and run with turkeys". Are you soaring with eagles or running with turkeys?