truthful perceptions: evil…

$3.6 million dollars every time Trump goes to his private resort in Florida paid for by the American taxpayer, but apparently their is no money for food for the elderly, light and heating assistance for the poor or education for the masses via public broadcasting.

What kind of Christians do these acts of cruelty to their neighbors? 

Trump’s budget would cut off funding entirely for several agencies, including arts, public broadcasting and development groups, and also proposes steep cuts to agencies like the State Department and Environmental Protection Agency.

Virtually every agency will see some sort of cut, with only Defense, Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs getting a boost.

Congress will have the final say, and lawmakers have already expressed opposition to many of the proposals.

Here’s a look at some of the major cuts in the President’s budget blueprint:

Department cuts

Health and Human Services, the department responsible for implementing Obamacare and its proposed repeal, would face a $12.6 billion cut — a 16.2% decrease

  • Environmental Protection Agency: $2.6 billion, or 31.4%
  • State Department: $11 billion, or 28.7%
  • Labor Department: $2.5 billion, or 20.7%
  • Agriculture Department: $5 billion, or 20.7%
  • US Army Corps of Engineers: $1 billion, a 16.3% cut
  • Cuts National Institutes of Health spending by $5.8 billion, a nearly 20% cut. Also overhauls NIH to focus on “highest priority” efforts and eliminates the Fogarty International Center.
  • Other double-digit cuts include Commerce at 15.7%; Education at 13.5%; Housing and Urban Development at 13.2%; Transportation at 12.7%, and Interior at 11.7%.

Program cuts

  • Eliminates the USDA Water and Wastewater loan and grant program, a reduction of $498 million
  • Cuts $250 million by zeroing out National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration grants and programs that support coastal and marine management, research and education
  • Reduces or eliminates 20 programs within the Department of Education, including Striving Readers, Teacher Quality Partnership and Impact Aid support payments for federal property and international education programs
  • Cuts FEMA state and local grant funding by $667 million, including the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program and Homeland Security Grant Program
  • Eliminates funds for Section 4 Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing
  • Ceases payments to the United Nations’ climate change programs for the Green Climate Fund and precursor funds
  • Scales back funding for the World Bank and other international development banks by $650 million over three years
  • Cuts federal subsidies to Amtrak and eliminates support for Amtrak’s long-distance services.
  • Cuts funding to the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Program so new projects will not be funded
  • Shrinks the Treasury workforce by an unspecified amount
  • Stops funding for the Clean Power Plan

Programs Trump proposes to eliminate or zero out

Trump’s budget would eliminate funding for some small, independent agencies entirely, as well as zero out some federal programs:

  • The 21st Century Community Learning Centers program, which supports before- and after-school programs and summer programs
  • Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, which funds research including clean energy
  • African Development Foundation
  • Appalachian Regional Commission
  • Chemical Safety Board
  • Community Development Block Grant, which in part funds Meals on Wheels
  • Community Development Financial Institutions Fund grants, under Treasury
  • Community Services Block Grant, under HHS
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Delta Regional Authority
  • Denali Commission
  • Economic Development Administration
  • Essential Air Service program
  • Global Climate Change Initiative
  • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, Chesapeake Bay funding, and other regional programs under EPA.
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program, Choice Neighborhoods, and the Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program, all under HUD
  • Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Inter-American Foundation
  • US Trade and Development Agency
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
  • McGovern-Dole International Food for Education program
  • Minority Business Development Agency, under Commerce
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • NASA’s Office of Education
  • Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation
  • Northern Border Regional Commission
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • State Energy Program
  • Supporting Effective Instruction State Grants program, the second-largest program feds have used to influence local education
  • TIGER transportation grants
  • United States Institute of Peace
  • United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
  • Weatherization Assistance Program
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

 

truthful perceptions: receive…

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There shall be no pretense, forethought or apprehension within me. There shall neither be anxiety or fear that would incapacitate and otherwise compromise the power given unto me.

My vision left unbound daily restores unto me the truth, that the blessings of my life were not made for me, but “I” was created to receive the blessings that God has in store for me.

I and I alone openly comprehend this fact, or I can reject it through fear.

I and I alone can honestly accept this truth, or I can delay it through procrastinating. To receive my blessings is to acknowledge my quest, knowing that God has equipped me with everything that I would ever need for this journey.

My journey is underwritten by the venture capital of the Word of God that tells me that I can do all things through Christ, which strengthens me. Therefore my judgment is sound, my quest is just and all of my blessings are mine to receive ~ 

In JESUS Name

copyright Man Of Psalms Publishing Co 2016

MUSIC: “Remember The Word…” by Russel Blake

truthful perceptions: power

 

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Change requires process and process is never a pleasant thing. Through the process leading to change we develop power. We come to learn the source of this power is from within. It takes on many forms in the virtues known as resilience, perseverance, determination, truth, wisdom, faith, prayer, confidence and so on.

 Nonetheless it is all under and connected to power and understanding that as the Master Teacher taught, “the kingdom of God is within…”

 The word power occurs in the Bible 276 times. It is a word synonymous to the name of GOD. Power is what gives us a prevailing strength over the stressors in our lives draining our positive energy.

 The great question before us is am I being decisive in finding my power? Or am I just fledging through life awaiting something grand to happen like winning the lottery…?

Within you is the Spirit of the Great Creator of the known Universe. That in and of itself is recognizable as Power. It is said that your body is your first land to conquer. Your spirit is second and your mind is third.

 When you discipline and tame the body you conquer the flesh. When you calm, poise and channel the spirit, you have now conquered the fear.

When you conquer the mind you now release the powers of creativity unbound and capable of creating worlds of reality beyond your previous imagination.

 While the grace of GOD supplies all of our needs, the power of GOD provisions all of our thoughts and creative endeavors, for as you think in your heart, so you will become.

Find, Recognize and Source Your Power Forevermore.

Man Of Psalms Publishing Co

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all rights reserved. 

Music: “AFRICA…” By Russel Blake

truthful perceptions: purpose…

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LONGSUFFERING: The etymological history of this word dates back to biblical times and was used most prevalently during the 1600’s in England. Its conventional translation lends itself to the spiritually genetic trait of “Godly Patience”, of which is in and of itself is greater and ultimately more rewarding than human patience.

This genetic trait of GOD calls upon us to raise our level of self-perception equivalent to the pureness of how Almighty GOD sees us. Should we be honestly convicted within ourselves to make our tomorrow’s into what we envision today, this genetic trait of Godly Patience/longsuffering must be intrinsically included in our arsenal of victorious faith.

GENTLENESS: “What considerations we may bear, in rightful efforts be sincere; should armor or might fail the day, let gentleness win, through what we speak, what we talk and what we pray…”

No effort of future success will come to pass without a continuous examination of one’s self. We must be as the surgeon’s hand with skillful precision, and yet as considerate and gradual as the Word of GOD.

This spiritual genetic trait is sublime as it calls not just for the passion of our goal to be evident, but also the “compassion” required in consistently employing love into our labor, and subsequently our labor will demonstrate the commensurate gentleness of the same love we’ve put into it.

Man Of Psalms Publishing Co

Copyright 2014

Music: “Girl Talk…” from my CD entitled “QUIET STRENGTH..”  

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truthful perceptions: architect…

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Every architect dreams to create the finest and tallest building for the entire world to behold. Every building engineer dreams to unfold the quasar of their imagination after years of dedicated study in school and countless engineering schematics and model diagrams. The one common denominator shared by these persons of creativity the world over is the shared biblical principle of their occupation.

That principle is that you must first have a solid foundation. Regardless to how much money, manpower, city permits, and insurance cost for the massive project it may require, they first started with the geological analysis of the proposed area of land for a solid foundation of their creation.

As the architects and building engineers of our own lives, we too require a precise and self-perceptible analysis conducive to a solid foundation that remains impervious to spiritually violent weather, flexible to extenuating circumstances and immune to human ridicule. One that is secure to both the earthquakes of our wrong choices and obedient to the inner vocal calls to stop the madness of our journey. A solid foundation irrespective of what torrential rains or typhoon floods may lash upon it and will still continue to stand undeterred.

The foundation I speak of is the confidence of the human Spirit in concert with the power of the human Voice believing in our inherent God given ability to succeed over adversity. Separately these entities are dynamic, yet limited in both scope and nature. Thus it is logical to presume that GOD through wisdom created both to harness the strength of each other not simply for the benefit of the body, but rather the whole earthly life of the Soul.

Learn to preach the power of the human spirit, minister the invincibility of our Lord & Savior JESUS Christ and daily practice His message for us to sincerely love one another, as we genuinely love ourselves.

Man Of Psalms Publishing Co

Copyright 2014

Music: “God’s Peace” from my CD “Quiet Strength…”  

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truthful perceptions: vanity…

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Vanity provides only a bandage, never a cure. Any attempt to procure healing from its wings are fleeting for it contains no substance conducive to restoration, no intrinsic remedy to improve, nor any ingredients to mend the heart to procure true forgiveness unto itself.  

The absence of vanity leads to the essence of compassion, which is the inheritance and importation of wisdom. No man cometh unto the Father, but through JESUS. For the heart of Christ cannot go against itself and in this manner truly sifts and searches the human heart coming unto God for humility and the absence of pride and vanity necessary to be in the presence of God.

Vanity in the human heart has paved the way for countless souls to create the very hell of their day-to-day reality. Much worse to those who never learned the lesson of obedience before going to their graves or were prematurely brought there resulting from the very vanity that plagued their lives.

In studying the Heart of Christ we see that JESUS neither displayed nor possessed one iota of vanity, but instead frequently taught about the dangers of both riches and idolatry, summarily contradicting the plethora of prosperity preachers on the scene today.

Pursuing the heart of Christ reveals the true riches God would have us to abide in and rely upon. The wealth of a rich man is his strong city, yet it is the meek which shall inherit the Earth. Cities fall and eventually crumble to dust, but the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof. The things of vanity may thrive for the temporary things of glory, but possessing the heart of Christ leads to a peace that passes all understanding.

Track “Believe In GOD” From my CD “MEDITATIONS”

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truthful perceptions: victory

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Victory. “I have the victory…” is much more than a church cliché. It’s above and beyond bumper sticker status and it doesn’t come cheap. To put it bluntly, it’s the boundary line between your success in obtaining your fitness goals and repeated failure in giving up, once again.

Your victory is not determined by how early you get up in the morning, but rather your convicted discipline in getting to bed at the same time every evening in supplying your body ample rest and rejuvenation.

Your victory is never to be acquired by consuming acidic drink’s, sugary foods, sodium filled meals or clandestine visit’s to McDonald’s because you believe no one is looking.

Your victory is measured by persistence and determination to practice proper rest, proper nutrition and proper exercise. Discipline is the price we pay for the dynamic of a healthy lifestyle. That above everything else is what defines our victory.

Not the completion of a goal, but the continuation of building on the success the pursuit of that goal brings to us. The victory is always in learning how to enjoy the journey, more than the destination.

There is no death to ever acknowledge, but rather the revealing of the remarkably renewable spiritual, mental and physical you, who is able to love-God-through-loving self and unveiling the inner workings of all you were created to be, one workout at a time…..in Victory.  Love All-Ways & Keep Looking Up.

“Fitness For Life…”

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truthful perceptions: words

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WORDS

Words of the Soul forever compliment divine love to be universal; The Soul knows that truth seeks no corners to hide and it never grows old;

Truth may always be blamed, but it can never be shamed; It may suffer from neglect and a lack of honorable Men to lift it up, but it will never perish;

Evil men may seek to darken the truth but they can never extinguish it, for sooner or later truth always comes to light; If truth it doesn’t come out in the wash, it will come out in the rinse;

So let the words of your Soul always pray to GOD in truth; Speak to Men as Brothers in integrity and communicate with Women as Sisters we cherish with respect and sincerity;

Deceit may hide in honey sweetened words, but the truth shall always set you free; Love Always & Keep Looking Up. IJPN ~ In JESUS Precious Name.   

Man of Psalms Publishing Co

copyright 2014

http://www.russelblake.net

 

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truthful perceptions: mind…

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Christ came into the world to teach us how to think constructively. What is it that makes you strong? What pushes you to push on in spite of setback, disappointments and failures?

The mind can either be a place where you’re stressed-out, burned-out, flipped-out or turned-out. GOD gave us a precious mind to be in-service, not insane. To be of servitude to Him and not insanity through the world.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ JESUS. That we all speak the same thing with no divisions between us and that we are perfectly joined together in the same mind. For the Prince of Peace is our pattern of perfection, patience, power and persistence to succeed.

What makes you strong, blessed, wise, creative, resilient, loving and faithful? The answer is your beautiful mind.

GOD Bless You. Stay Encouraged. Love All-Ways & Keep Looking Up. IJPN.

Man Of Psalms Publishing Co

Copyright 2014

Music: “WALK THE TALK…” by Russel Blake Available on iTunes  

truthful perceptions: thorns…

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Ever feel like your day is filled with more thorns than roses? We meet the crosses of the day, endure the temptations and overcome them only to do it all over again.

Stay encouraged to know that although adversity has no friends, she makes strong children. Just as it is no sin to be poor there is no eternal glory in being rich; for each person has their own cross to bear.

Life is too short and time is too precious to waste on being depressed, angry and/or envying someone else. Be grateful for who you fearfully-are and what you were wonderfully-created to be.

It cost nothing to be caring, compassionate, calm and considerate, but worrying will cost you everything. So stay encouraged and keep on keeping on. Remember there is someone less fortunate in the world praying to be in your shoes.

Hang in there. GOD is not through with you yet. Love All-Ways & Keep Looking Up. IJPN ~ In JESUS Precious Name.

Man Of Psalms Publishing Co

Copyright 2014

Music: “Tropical (Funky) Island..” Available at http://www.russelblake.net