Tag: Faith

Chihuahuas and the Bible

So not innocent

So the chihuahuas woke me up at 3:00am this morning. I looked but could find no scipture that would allow me to strangle them. I’m confident its there but its too early and I’ve not had enough coffee to find it yet. So I fired up the coffee pot and decided to start my day.

Robert was fairly silent this morning, I think my battles to get my blog website finalized yesterday drove him completely over the edge. What didn’t happen was I got almost no writing done. I’ll spare you the word count numbers I shoot for vs my miss, as I think a blow by blow of word count is enough to make any loyal readers eyes roll back in their head and cause bodily injury to themselves by falling out of their chair. Just know that yesterday nothing advanced in any positive way.

***a few hours later***

Now that I’ve been awake for a bit this morning, I have went back and completed my research and I can say to a reasonable degree of certainty that no scripture exists to allow for chihuahua murder. If you should find one please send it…. because I promise the little buggers are not done with me….

The blog will advance slowly (think iceberg), but should you conceive of a question let me know. I will write about almost anything. Short of that I have no promises of what might fall out of my deranged mind.


My life, aka The story of Two Chairs

I realized today that my life revolves almost completely around two chairs.

During my life those two chairs have changed. I get a new job and my chair changed or its location changed but I’m still in a chair. I go home, and my chair is there, sure it moves when we change around the room or when I buy a new chair but its always a chair.

From one chair in the past I made my money, from the other chair I lived me life. Granted my life might have been Video games and books, but I spent most of my day in one chair doing those things. When I was not in that chair I was in another chair trying to get to get back to that chair.

Perhaps this comes from being raised by “chair people”, my father has a chair as does my mother. My grandparents had chairs!!! Everyone I know has a chair!!

Is it just me or is the world filled with “chair people”???

I love to hike, but I’m always happy to get back to my chair. I love to travel, but I normally find a temporary chair in my hotel rooms. I even have a chair in my car when I travel, and if I travel with people….. woe to the person who sits in my chair!!

My goal is to get to one chair, and maybe a bed…. unless my chair is really comfortable then just the chair. I want to live and work from the same chair. This is my one chair dream….. as insane as that might sounds.

Them-“Jerry what’s your goal in life?”

Me- “To only need one chair”

So ya….. brothers and sisters of the chair speak up, tell me your chair stories!!!!! Share this with other chair people you love, we must unite!!! Stand up with me (Or sit), and let the world know that we chair people have a voice…. and we just wont stand for anything anymore….

P.S. Yes I’m ashamed of that last line… but I might have set a record for the most times “chair” was used in a blog post….

J.Packard 1.8.18

Ebook Review.. Kinda… and maybe a little Blasphemy… You Decide.

Came across this new short 30 page ebook yesterday Click Here, and i read it through last night. Its well worth a read, not just because its free and short …. although those are two things are always worth a few brownie points. I wanted to talk a little about my response to this, because I spend a lot of time in scripture and find depth of reading very important.

Chapter 6 in this Ebook, covers a section of John, where Jesus is talking to his disciple. I’d like to address my response from this chapter. Let’s first do a little housekeeping…

The version of scripture you use drastically changes the verbiage of a verse. I believe the ebook is using NASB, I can generally tell that with how it deals with Greek to English pronouns. Now I’m a KJV user exclusively… but I’m not a KJV purists for reasons I’ll explain in a bit, but just know that there is radical differences between translations.

Let’s start with the ebook, it lists this verse as 15:12, and unless its not NASB and its using a different Verse to chapter system, I’m going to assume its a typo and its suppose to be 14:12 of the same chapter. No biggie, you should read my stuff… typo central, I promise ya lol.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

NASB- “….He who believes in me”

KJV “…. He that believeth on me”

Several others versions say “whosoever” witch changes the reading completely!!!!!!

My basic assertion with scripture, is that it not a history book, and we should not use it as such. Don’t get caught up on words like the Pharisees did with the law and miss the truth that is Christ. It’s a tool for the most high God to communicate with his children. Jesus was and still is the word (John is amazing), and so via the scripture we find truth. This truth comes through in all versions because his Word is translated to us by the holy spirt …. if we listen.

So yes, Jesus is talking to his disciple, yes the message is for them. I want to say that its foreshadowing them receiving the spirt after his resurrection. Does it mean we will be able to do greater things then Jesus as a church…. and this is my point…. it simply doesn’t matter, to think it does is pride. The only part of that verse that means anything to the Christian church is the last few words “.. Because I am going to the father”.

Blasphemy right? Well not really, the verse itself has lots of meaning in our day to day life. Jesus is the focus of this scripture, as he is the focus of every scripture from Genesis to the last chapter of revelations.

Because Jesus went to the father… I can share his message

Because Jesus went to the father…. I can comfort the sick

Because Jesus went to the father… I can help the poor


He did these things well in his life, and we should do them in ours. Can we make the blind to see? No, only the father can, if we are part of it then to him is the glory. Can we make someone get out of a wheel chair? No, only the father can, if we are part of that then to him is the glory.

So the question is this, how does this verse work in ones life? From this verse one might take the following question.

“Because Jesus went to the father, how can I best serve him today to further his work”

This is what I see today where I’m at, with the question I have in my life. If I read this ten years from now it might be different. The Holy Ghost might have another meaning in your life right now. Read, research, pray and see what the message is for you. Not for the disciple 2000 years ago, Jesus is the word and his word is here to talk directly to you where your at, at this very moment.

After that stop, don’t attempt to put limits on almighty God. If he wants to use you to heal a blind man, he will. He could command you to walk into a retirement home and command everyone in wheelchairs to walk. Or he might just have you share the message of Christ to somebody on a park bench. It’s not our will that matters …. its his.

Thanks for writing the book, I recommend it to those who are interested in depth of scripture and are looking for a fast, free and interesting read.

When it’s Right It’s Easy

I have tried to many things in my life, and the ones that where successful where easy.

I dont mean the day to day parts were easy, to the contrary, all my successes where difficult in their individual parts, but those parts all fell into place easily. Each step I struggled with, but there was no struggle seeing where I needed to go. It’s like trying to climb a mountain, if you can see the mountain in the distance and know how many hills you have to climb to get there, it makes the hike much easier.

If you are walking through fog and have no idea where the mountain is or what lays on the path in front of you the hike becomes difficult. Each hill presents its own problems and struggles but knowing how many hills and how steep they are between you and your destination makes all the difference.

Then in the points in my life where there was so much fog I could not even see the path to start, I knew standing still was not an option. I picked a direction and started walking in faith, and knew God would direct my path.