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Standing Firm

Posted by admin on December 5, 2012 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Many writers write about their experiences as a way to help others experience through them. Writers often times see things from a different perspective.

Recently I canceled out of a group of writers because I felt that the group was not good for me at this point in my life. I had a real problem with someone that was not on the up and up and so this person was too critical about other writers work. This person has not written anything to mention, but critiqued others with negative comments, so I left after I reported this person to the group Moderator. I will not mention the name of the group because it would be unethical to bad mouth anyone just to get points. I do not want or need points, but I do want to make people aware that we need to stand firm against what is perceived to be not in the best interest of not only for ourselves, but for the good of the whole world collectively.

When you look at worldly events, one could certainly see that there is a separation between the wheat and the tare, which is based on a person choosing sides to whom they want to serve in Eternity. As a writer of spiritual themes, I have been challenged by disbelievers, which I do not have a problem being challenged by disbelievers because it allows us to be stretched as well as challenged to communicate with them more effectively. No, what I am referring to are the loud mouth progressives that are bent in disrupting, being mean spirited, and causing discord among people. We cannot continue to have people tear down each other when we need to work together in order for America to heal and rise up out of the ashes of contention.

I named this blog posting “Standing Firm” because “we have to know when to bend and when to fold” so we can move on to greater pastures, otherwise, these people can drain us of our precious energy. We have to be well grounded in today’s society full of scoffers and the people that want to rob us of our peace by activating contention so that they can be heard.

Standing Firm means that standing by what we believe and not letting anyone rock us from our foundation through Christ. We can pray for them and we can hope that some day they will receive enlightenment and that they will stop their abrasive behavior. I must caution you, DO NOT WAIT FOR THEM TO GET ENLIGHTENED – MOVE FORWARD DESPITE WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY DO!

It is not our job to convince them of their wrong doing. However, it is our job to stand firm on what we know to be true! It is God’s job to work on their heart NOT OURS! Our job is to set an example by standing for what is righteous and right in the eyes of the Lord, so that we can receive His favorable empowerment to aid us in a fallen world of disbelievers and scoffers.  If you are not around people that edify and support each other, it is a good idea to go your way and find people that will edify each other in healthy ways. Life is too short for un-necessary conflict.

There are people that no matter what you do or say will have to be right, yet they will challenges us so they can be right. “Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy” because you cannot have both. It is part of the polarities of life. The Secular Progressives or Far Left Liberals, for instance, are people that we cannot reason very well with, because their agenda is so much more different that ours. Our agenda should be to love one another “as I have first loved you”, sayeth the Lord. We need to also find peaceful solutions to complex social problems. What comes to mind is agreeing that we can disagree. It is not easy being a Christian because we do not get to be right however, we do get to be happy!

I believe in the ripple affect and that whatever we put out to the Universe causes a ripple affect. If there is a lot of negativity spewing out into the Universe, the Universe produces negativity that comes from man’s heart and his ability to cause disharmony. Just imagine what ripple affect we can cause with learning to agree that we can disagree without the negative charge that is associated to karma?

Who knows if destiny will bring them back into your life at a more suitable time. It is imperative to arm ourselves with love so that we can combat the evils of today. “Perfect love covers all sins” and “Perfect love cast out fear”. We should be using our energy to build up the Kingdom of Heaven here on Earth without submitting to anyone that is begrudged by life.A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything”.

Malcolm X


STAND FIRM- BE ENLIGHTENED WITH LOVE, because the world needs you to be enlightened when most of the world is blinded by hatred and bitterness! STAND FIRM WITH THOSE WHO ARE LIKE MINDED!

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Terrance W. Norton Humanitarian Mentor/Orator/Writer

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The Purpose of Life

Posted by admin on December 3, 2012 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Many of us have often wondered what more there is to life, in that we work and we do errands and then the day is about over after dinner and a movie.

What is there to life is what we make of it and how we spend our time. We have to prioritize our lives so that we can live balanced lives so that we can be healthy minded and emotionally stable to being spiritually filled with having relationships that are endearing.

I believe that we evolve lesson by lessons so that we can experience life more rounded. There is a problem with that however, we have to go through the pains of life so that we can learn what the purpose of life really means to us on a personal level.

Relationships, relationships, relationships with people are the essence of life and it leads to knowing the ppurpose of life. We cannot walk around in fear anymore. Fear is the biggest block that anyone faces when they go to change. We have to be stretched in order to experience more of life, and it is a good thing even though it is very uncomfortable for just awhile. It is so worthwhile to be stretched and losing the fear by overcoming.

There are some people that feel hopeless and helpless when it comes to life’s issues. Some have had responsibility thrown at them at such an early age. Circumstances that can dramatically change a person’s life. If we believe in God or a Supreme Being, then we know that we are being watched over and so we shall not hear life and what life throws at us.

The young woman in the video below had a near death experience, listen to what she says about taking her own life because she had been fighting depression for years. I want to say that God is everywhere and He probably weeps because of the sin upon the children of His Creation.

There is a season for suffering in a person’s life and there can be many of these seasons of suffering for some strange reason than to make us stronger, or “The Art of Suffering Discloses Itself To Whom Has Learned and Understood The Art of Compassion”. (Zen) We can only hope that we as a people will learn to get along with each other, so that the “Golden Rule” can live in the hearts of man. Treat others as you would have them treat you is going to change the hearts of man soon!

We have an awakening that is going to come to pass, and it is going to dramatically affect us in wonderful ways, providing you have faith and hope in mankind. We are lost but humanity is not dead! Life and its patterns go up and down, and so we are pretty down right now and so we learn how to problem solve.

We need to have a better sense of morality. We have gotten too loose and accepting, which has made our culture to be slothful, lazy, bitter, unforgiving, prideful, and many other social ailments that degrades the dignity of God’s Creations such as we are.

We just have to believe that life will get better and that we will find ourselves through the tunnel and into the light of knowing what our purpose in life is and experiencing it, personally. Through such an experience we are able to teach others to be kinder as well as grateful for what we have been given.

You will be surprised with this woman’s story. Please pass the video on because it may save a youngster’s life.



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Terrance W. Norton, Humanitarian Mentor/Orator




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Leading By Example

Posted by admin on December 1, 2012 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Why not YOU, why not you to rise to the demand of leadership even if it means to lift up your loved ones and as far as that goes, lifting up others as a way to lead by example? Yes, why not YOU?


Christian Politics

Posted by admin on November 5, 2012 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Does it matter what beliefs we have by how we vote? Yes, it most certainly matters because when we vote we also have a consensus of setting a standard for living.


I Love My Country- Do You?

Posted by admin on March 17, 2011 with No Commentsas , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Part of the awards ceremonies was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was so amazingly beautiful and my heart over-flowed with gratitude for being an American.


Friendship Renewed

Posted by admin on February 25, 2011 with 1 Commentas , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A Friendship Renewed ” is the source of happiness when we set the captives free from un-forgiveness. We have to start trusting in humanity again because the gross world of sin has squelched man’s sense of hope and his luster to pursue happiness.