School Shootings: The recent school shooting in Texas is another senseless tragedy. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the families and those affected by this evil act. The need here is for school districts and communitities to begin to decipher the common threads in all of these shootings. The guns are there yes, but what are the triggers and other things that cause these kids to get a gun and commit these evil acts? We need to look beyond the guns and we may begin to start to understand how we can prevent more tragedies in the future.
Video Games…A Troubing Causal Ingredient Ignored: The educators, law enforcement, mental health professionals, and the government must stop ignoring the clear link between violent video games and school shootings. Where do kids with problems go to escape from the bullying, stress, and pain? They turn to their games. The video games our current middle and high school kids are playing are “virtual”, which is to say life like, and often involve team playing with complete strangers. You may think your kid is playing a harmless game but in reality he or she may be on line with adults who are using vulgarity, promoting hate, and getting inside the heart and soul of the player.
It is a travesty that for the past few years this issue has not been raised in the public square. New organizations, often linked corporatly to the gaming industry, do not speak about this catalyst when their anchors solemnly talk about a school shooting on in their newscast. Like pot of the current day, video games are not what they were when we were kids. They are potent, addicting, and a threat to the mental and physical health of any young person using them.
Love Is A Great Joy To Have: There is a secret that most do not understand, even though they experiece it at times throughout their lives. The common perception is that to have the joy of love….one must be loved. The exact opposite is the case…to find the true joy of love…. one must love! To give love is the greatest freedom a human being can experience. It brings one closest to the Spiritual truth and allows for a peace that we all seek in life. So if you seek true joy….start loving.
True Love: ” Love is patient, love is kind, and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not speak it’s own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails….” I Cor.13: 4-8
Tim Tebow: We are all rooting for Tim Tebow to be promoted from AA ball to AAA ball in the Mets organization. He is tearing the cover off the ball and do not be surprised if you see him in right field for the Mets before the end of this season. Go Tebow!
Travis Jankowski: Speaking of right fielders Travis Jankowski it killing it for the San Diego Padres. He is batting 360 as a lead off hitter, is a gold glove outfielder, and steals bases like takinig candy from a baby. Nice to see this kid excel…now we will probably watch the Padres trade him, which is what they normally do with their best players. Go Travis!
The Federal Bureau of Investigation: The scandal is not with the Trump collusion but with the FBI colluding with the Clinton campaign. FBI….investigate yourself, do your job, stop the Mueler deflection of attention. So sad to see what really took plalce. Mueller, Comey, and all the rest of that leadership group should be indicted!