What Are You Here For

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Isaiah 40:3 The voice of one that crieth, Prepare ye in the wilderness the way of Jehovah; make level in the desert a highway for our God.

Let me explain—I’ve been laid up for a time—since the autumn of 2019 to be exact. I’m not an idler, someone who watches television or fritters away time. Since I’ve been forced to sit instead of gardening, cooking, sewing, or etc. I’ve been finishing the writing of my book series and listening or watching videos from interesting people.

These are people with interesting ideas some of which I agree with but not all. As I listen I can do embroidery and soon will be working on a baby afghan, and other handwork.

I wrote all of that to say this, I was just this afternoon listening to a piece by Mark Levin in which he announced he has a new book coming out and he began with the question, the same one at the title of this post, What Are You Here For?

In his speech he said, I didn’t write this book because I like to write books. I most certainly agree with him there. I didn’t write, or I should say, I am not writing this series because I enjoy writing books.

My book series was laid upon my heart by God in the way only God can put a writing challenge on one’s heart. Of course, the first one is in print already. The book “If I Should Die” was published a year ago this coming June first (2020). I would like to say it was a great success.

I would really like to encourage those who have read it to go to Amazon and leave a good review. That means so much to a writer. And I’ve now totally rewritten the second book, “As A Lovely Song”, and it will shortly be going to an editor for evaluation and editing.

Another thing Mr. Levin said is I don’t do radio or television for glory or fame. He said for him, he’s an activist and it’s about conservatism, love of country, freedom, and liberty.

For me, it’s a similar ideal yet the important liberty is to be free from the chains and slavery of sin. My drumbeat is telling and showing an enslaved world the freedom of being in Christ.

Only losing our lives in subjection to the Savior will make us free.

Isaiah 40:

7  “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: because the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon it: surely the people is grass.



Professional wrestling isn’t about wrestling, of course, and it isn’t really very professional either. As Seth Godin expressed it; “ It’s about who’s up and who’s down. The stated rules are there to be broken by some of the participants, and it’s not professional in any useful sense related to the sport of wrestling. And the metaphor is powerful in many areas of life.”

Somedays I do feel like I’m in a wrestling match, and at any given moment I may be up or down. There don’t appear to be any rules, if there are they are like children’s rules. Whoever is in charge at the moment uses, breaks, or makes the rules up as they go. That is what life for me is like sometimes.

Other days…well, on those days I get up and don’t realize there is a struggle going on, but it is still there under the radar.

Here are several tips from From Will Rogers:

1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Peace, and God Bless