Tuesday, March 19, 2024



Pravda is the Russian word for truth. That is what I want to 'talk about' today, truth. There are some truths that the average person either does not know or simply ignores. First, let's go into pravda.

Pravda was the name of the newspaper in the old Soviet Union. It was, essentially, a propaganda tool for the Soviet government as is Tass which is the agency tasked with ALL news dissemination in Russia. Any news running contrary to what Tass approves is ruthlessly suppressed. This is in no way different than what was happening in the old Soviet Union and it shouldn't be a surprise to people. The Russian government wants certain things overstated and others understate, similar to what MSNBC, CNN, and the New York Times does, even if they have to do a retraction later. Why? Because almost no one pays attention to the retraction, just the initial story. In Russia, one person really controls the media. Here, it seems to be an entire political party.

Vladimir Putin was a lieutenant colonel in the KGB. The KGB, for those who might not know, was the foreign and domestic intelligence force for the Soviet Union and was feared by the Russian populace in general. Their thugs were tasked with suppressing and eliminating any political opposition (sound familiar?)

When the KGB was finally disbanded, it was morphed into a different intelligence agency, the FSB whose nominal responsibility was mostly foreign, but they still have an internal division. A great many of the KGB operatives that were 'let go' became a part of what we know as the Russian mafia. In fact, many, if not most, intelligence analysts say that the KGB is the heart of the Russian mafia. (opinion)Do you think that it's possible that someone like the President of Russia might have contacts in that criminal organization?

Let's move on to other truths. It seems like there are more train derailments than ever. But that isn't the truth. The graph below shows the number of train derailments for the decade leading up to 2022.

As you can see, train derailments actually peaked in the 1970's. So why does it 'feel' like there are more than ever? The media is to blame. It really is that simple. Derailments, no matter how small, are now news and the media has decided to play them up big. That isn't speculation, it's a fact based solely on the graph above.

However, there is something very concerning that has increased significantly over that last decade. 

This should terrify you. Why is there such a dramatic increase in drug overdoses either accidental or purposeful? What is driving these numbers? By far, the majority of these overdoses were by opioids. The government has taken steps to try to reduce the death by opioid numbers, but the preliminary data is showing that synthetics are simply replacing them. There are, from observation, two root causes. The first is a mental health crisis. We are living in an age of negative news overload. There is no longer just factual news presented, it is almost always editorialized. That causes anxiety and anxiety can lead to the desire to escape.

The second is the availability of these new drugs. It has become impossible to stop the influx of drugs at our southern border. We are shown on the news huge drug busts, but for every one of those, how many loads make it through? To give you a rough idea of just how much might be getting in, fentanyl seizures at the border are up 480% in 2023 alone. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine. A side note, seizures of marijuana is down to almost nothing since so much of it can be obtained legally now in the U.S. That doesn't mean its use is down. According to the National Institute of Health, it is up, “Daily marijuana use also reached its highest level reported in 2022 (11%), which was greater than five years (8% in 2017) and 10 years ago (6% in 2012). Reports of past-year marijuana use among adults aged 35 to 50 also reached an all-time high in 2022 (28%)” I won't editorialize on whether that's good or bad.

Why is so much more getting through at the southern border? Here is another statistic for you.

It isn't really possible to tell how many get through, this chart is just the ones that the Border Patrol catches. Note, this data comes from a left-leaning source so accuracy is NOT guaranteed.

The truth here is, ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS are up A LOT. Speculating as to WHY this is happening is not the purpose of today's post.

We are in an election year. Both candidates and parties are going to be slanting the news toward what will help them win. Some will run on one platform and promises, others will run on another. I am only going to show you some facts.

Shouldn't we be living longer?

Take this data as you will.


Thursday, March 14, 2024

In God's Image


Time for another excursion into the obscure. I've touched on this subject before. If there is any confusion about what it means to be made in God's image, let's take a look at what it really means. The phrase in Hebrew (as close to the original Aramaic as we are likely to get) is tzelem elohim. Elohim, like many words in Hebrew is a place-holder for the name of God since it is forbidden (and actually impossible) to say the name of God out loud. But the key word here is tzelem.

Tzelem is taken from the root word in Hebrew which means shadow. So the correct interpretation is 'Made in the SHADOW of God.' What characteristics does a shadow have or not have? It has no clear features, it's a shape that is created by something coming between where it is being cast and light. In this case, the something that came between the light which is God and the Earth, where man was made, is the thought of man that God had.

We are not physically similar to God. We aren't even pale reflections of God. We are shadows of the thoughts of God. He created man and gave him the one thing that differentiates humans from all other species. This can be found in Genesis 2: 7-9 “The LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature” Every other living thing was simply created. Man has God's breath of life in him. That is what we call the soul.

All creatures alive and that have ever lived have a spirit. Man has both a spirit and a soul. We know this because throughout the Bible there are references to the spirit of animals and other, more inimical spirits. If there is any doubt that animals have a spirit, here is one example from the Bible that specifically states it, Ecclesiastes 3:21 – “Who knows the spirit of man that goes upward, and the spirit of the beast that goes downward to the earth?”

This makes it sound like there are no animals in heaven, but that isn't really possible. God is going to make the lion lie down with the lamb and that can only happen after everything we know has changed. Animals cannot make the choice of salvation as humans can. So, being innocents, why wouldn't their spirits be in heaven (honestly, to some that's blasphemy, logic often is)? Also, if you've read Revelation, you know that there are definitely horses in heaven (Jesus is riding on one.)

We are a special creation. Formed from dust, given life through the very breath of God, and given the ability to choose our paths.

What choice will you make?


Saturday, March 9, 2024



Did you know that there was a miracle that Jesus performed that no one ever talks about? In fact, no one even realizes that it was a miracle and it likely wasn't realized as a miracle at the time. It can be found in Mark 11: 1 - 7.

1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. 3 If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” 4 And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5 And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” 6 And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.

Did you catch it? A donkey colt (male) on which no one has ever sat. Yet Jesus was immediately able to sit on him. Anyone with donkeys will tell you that such a thing really isn't possible. You have to get know them and earn their trust before you could even consider it. Donkeys are fairly intelligent and would not be too happy for someone to simply take that kind of liberties with them. To make it even worse, the actual terminology is for the donkey is Onager, or wild donkey.

So, why is this important?

Jesus was fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9  

Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

But wasn't all He was doing. He was showing that he had dominion over ALL living things. Throughout the New Testament we see Jesus cast out demons, heal the sick, cause trees to wilt and die, and raise the dead. This is the first time we see the He has power over all living creatures. He also said that we, as His children and priests have power. The implication is that WE should have dominion over all living creatures. But do we?

There is a video circulating that was shot on March 8, 2024 of two zoo keepers that got trapped in a gorilla enclosure with a silver back gorilla. In the video you can hear two people praying for the safety of the zoo keepers. While the gorilla did charge the zoo keepers, it never got close and, in fact, retreated to another part of the enclosure allowing the two zoo keepers to safely exit.

Was it prayer that saved their lives? There are, naturally, some people that will never be convinced of the power of prayer. True Christians don't even have a doubt about it. This was a small miracle in comparison to others that have happened, but two people get to continue living their lives, so was it really small?

It's a shame that so many miracles get 'lost' today due to derision and scoffers. All I can tell you is, according to the Word, this is the way it is supposed to be. We know what is coming and what has to happen before everything is made right.

Our hope is not in the things of this world. Keep praying, keep believing. Miracles happen every day, we just have to be open to them.

Bless all of you,


Thursday, February 22, 2024



All observations and opinions are my own. Your experiences may differ widely from mine.

Obligatory Disclaimer: I am not paid for these reviews, nor do I receive units for free to review. I get no compensation for these independent reviews whatsoever which leaves me free to give my completely unbiased and honest opinion on whatever I am reviewing. I am not printing for commercial profit.

Criteria For The Review:

1. Price and Delivery

2. Ease of Assembly

3. Ease of Use

4. How Well It Works (Functionality)

5. Customer Service

6. Overall Score and Impressions

Explanation of Device:

The 3D Chameleon is the brainchild of Bill Steele who is both the inventor and seller of the 3D Chameleon. The 3D Chameleon is a mechanical device that attaches to your printer to allow up to four colors to be used. The device switches the colors out as needed via Gcode generated via your slicer. It is a relatively inexpensive way to achieve color 3D printing without buying a printer specifically for that purpose.

At this time, the only slicer that is working with the 3D Chameleon is PrusaSlicer. If you don't already use PrusaSlicer, the transition to it isn't that difficult, though it does take some getting used to the vast array of options. There are plenty of resources available online to help the novice through the use of PrusaSlicer.

Price and Delivery

As of this writing, the unit sells for $179.00 via the 3D Chameleon website via PayPal. This does not include shipping. In my case, this brought the total to approximately $195.00*. The delivery of the unit is via standard USPS ground. This means it can take anywhere from 3 to 7 days (normally) to arrive in most places in the continental U.S.

The lack of offering an expedited shipping is unusual, but only a slight ding that the price of the unit easily compensates for. I would still give this five stars out of five.

Ease of Assembly

The landing page of the 3D Chameleon website states that it only takes an hour to assemble. First, the unit I received came mostly assembled already. Second, it definitely takes longer than an hour to assemble to your printer unless you already have the proper mounting parts for the 3D Chameleon itself and the activation switch. This was a problem for my Neptune 3 Pro. The 3D Chameleon is packaged with a mount and a switch, neither of which are suitable for the NP3 Pro. This meant that I had to either find one that someone else had made or remix/design my own. After quite a while of fruitless search, I came to the conclusion that if someone had designed these, no one had shared these mounts anywhere. I therefore wound up remixing my own Top Mount and Switch Mount (both of these links are available at the end of the review.) There is a third printed part that you will need as well, this is a part that goes over the top of the extruder to allow for the 3D Chameleon to connect to it. I give the link at the end of this review.

Let me give you a cautionary note here, unless you are very mechanically inclined, I would recommend not opening the 3D Chameleon unit. As loyal readers of my blog know, I am NOT the most mechanically inclined person on the planet. Because of this, my opening the unit caused major issues resulting in me eventually having to send the unit back so that Bill Steele could look at and 'repair' what I had done. If you feel you MUST open the unit, I recommend watching Bill's videos on assembling the 3D Chameleon and then watching the videos from Chris Riley of Chris's basement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUYJseo78tI) before you do.

What you will essentially be doing when you assemble the 3D Chameleon to your NP3 Pro (or above) will be to turn it into a Direct Drive/Bowden hybrid. You may want to trim the Bowden tubes so that they fit better (make sure you have enough length on each to reach everywhere on your printer.) When you do this, I recommend taking each tube out of the Y-Tube that comes with the 3D Chameleon and trimming from that end. This way you do not have to disassemble the 3D Chameleon itself. Make sure you are getting a completely straight cut. Mr. Steele provides a cutting tool or razor blade and a small fixture for this to make it easier.

Attaching the activation switch to your printer is much easier now with the mount that I have remixed. Initially, I attempted to mount the switch on the Z axis with the mount that comes with the unit. Some people with Neptune 4's did it this way. I do NOT recommend this unless you are the type of person that enjoys sitting and watching paint dry. The Z axis is very slow and will likely increase your print time by two or three times easily.

The mount I remixed goes on the Y axis of your printer, on the left as you face the printer and all the way at the front. If you follow Bill Steele's instructions on how to determine the distance to the switch you should be okay, but just in case, remember that 'zero' on the NP3 Pro (and above) is not the front left corner (which puts the bed all the way in the back.) You need to ignore that part and push or move the bed (Y axis) all the way back, then, using your control panel move it until it just activates the switch. You will be using the 10mm Y axis move for most of that and then switch to the 1mm and finally to the .1mm, keeping count the whole way. I did this a few times to verify it (mine came to 197.5mm.) This is important. Making sure that you are at the point where the red light on the switch just comes on is crucial to your timing.

I did not need to cut the Bowden tube coming out of the Y-Tube and into the extruder as it was the right length to seat properly and reach all places on the printer without a problem. I did trim the Bowden tubes coming out of the 3D Chameleon core unit which I now feel was a mistake. This trimming should be done where the tubes enter the Y-Tube.

Frankly, most, but not all, of my assembly problems were self inflicted. The claim of 'assembles in one hour' is a bit misleading to me and should come with a caveat about needing the proper mounts. I know that isn't great marketing, but it is more realistic. I think that Mr. Steele should also explain to people about where to make the cuts on the Bowden tubes if they want to shorten them and dissuade people from taking the unit apart. As I said, it is probably very easy if you are mechanically inclined, but if you are a typically a 'user' as I am, then you may run into problems (I am at over four weeks of owning the unit and not making a single part at this point.)

Another caution that I will give relates to the use of the remixed Top Mount that holds the 3D Chameleon. This causes the unit to be upside down. There is a very small gear that is used in the 3D Chameleon (2mm in length) that, on my unit, was not tightened down properly and fell out during assembly. It took me quite a while to find it and I had to disassemble the unit to put it back in and tighten it down. If you watch Chris Riley's assembly video, he shows where and how this has to be done.

Since at least 99% of the issues I had were of my own making, I am going to give Assembly Four and a Half stars out of five.

Ease of Use

This is where things got pretty sticky for me. It boils down to the Gcode for using the 3D Chameleon. On the 3D Chameleon website there are two methods listed for generating the Gcode you need. The first, Mode 2 Gcode, the second is Mode 3 Gcode. If you select Mode 2, it will ask you for the Axis you have placed the switch on, the distance in mm, and the length from the top of your extruder (the gears) to the Hotend. Once entered, it will generate the Gcode for you copy and paste into the Tool Change G-Code section of PrusaSlicer. If you have watched Bill Steele's videos, you will have a pretty good idea of what to do from there. On this same page, near the bottom, are a list of additional switch presses (pulses) and what they will do. Once your filament is loaded, it is advisable to ALWAYS HOME your unit before printing (7 pulses.)

Speaking of loading filament, this can be difficult at times. If you watch Chris Riley's videos, he will show you a way that makes it slightly easier.

In Mode 3 you will be asked the Axis the switch is on, the switch location or distance in mm, the Backout distance in seconds, and the length from the top of the extruder (the gears) to the Hotend. The Backout distance is the time, in seconds, it takes for the filament to exit back to the starting point. Here, one second equals one inch of distance.

You now need to go into the Gcode and make some changes. If you don't know Gcode, this can be a little daunting. I did not know Gcode before I started working with the 3D Chameleon but I HAD to learn at least some. Interestingly, while doing this, Bill discovered a change that he needed to make to the Gcode generators thanks to some of the issues I was having. To help me understand Gcode a little better, Bill suggested I watch a video by CNC Kitchen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TByiMNduss&pp=ygURY25jIGtpdGNoZW4gZ2NvZGU%3D He also provided a list of Gcode commands: https://marlinfw.org/meta/gcode/

While of this is good to know, what is important is that you get your timing correct for the switch. First, near the beginning the Gcode (roughly the second paragraph,) you will find a line that has G0 YXXX F2000 ; <<-----EDIT THIS LINE TO SET THE INITAL LOCATION OF THE BUTTON. The number will be slightly different than the one you entered, I usually change it back to the number I entered (i.e. it is 3mm less than your original number.) From there, the fun really starts.

You will need to go down to a line that starts with G4 P500. This is the start of your timing for button or switch presses. There are four of the P500, P1000, P1500, and P2000. All of these were far too long for my NP3 Pro. You will probably have to experiment but mine came out much closer to P250, P770, P1180, and P1675. This is important and you should be able to hear the number of pulses for each. It is smarter to do this without filament in the 3D Chameleon and applies to both the Mode 2 and Mode 3.

The difference between Mode 2 and Mode 3 is that Mode 2 is far more automatic. It generates a standard 10” Extrude and 11” Retract with a single press for each of the color changes after it pulses to the proper 'extruder' or color. Mode 3 requires that there is the initial press to change to the proper extruder or color, then a second press to retract the current filament and a third press to extrude the next color. I actually prefer Mode 3 as it gives me more control over the timing of the unit.

One thing to note that was not very clear to me. Bill Steele states that the filament should be loaded to 1” above the Y-Tube. Let me clarify exactly what he told me. Measure one inch above one of the top branches of the Y-Tube from the green plastic portion (not the black connector) and load your filament to that point. Every other filament should be at exactly that same place, not 1” above their selected branch. To me, this seemed counterintuitive for loading and retracting the filament, but it works as it is somehow compensated for in the programming.

Honestly, it was ridiculously difficult for me to find the proper timing for my pulses especially in Mode 3. Remember when I said earlier that the bed should just barely activate the switch? This is why, you want it to be able to back off very quickly once it is done.

As you read further down in the Gcode, you will see places where it wants you to adjust and fine tune E values for Extruder loading. This is another 'experimental' distance that you have to determine in order to make sure that you get all the way down to the Hotend and back out all the way from it.

Another thing you will need to deal with is 'Tip Shaping.' The Gcode for this, as it stands, does not work well for my NP3 Pro. It had to be modified. This is the Gcode I had to have in order to make Tip Shaping work:

;<<< Start Of Tip Shaping- Remove If No Cutter! >>>
M109 R180; cool down to prevent swelling
M302 S0 ; enable cold extrusion
M106 S255
G0 E20 F1500 ;
G0 E-5 F500 ;
M109 R165; cool down to prevent swelling
G0 E5 F1500 ;
G0 E-1 F500 ;
M109 R155; cool down to prevent swelling
G0 E1 F1500 ;
G0 E-25 F500 ;
M109 R150; cool down to prevent swelling
G0 E24 F1500 ; last tip dip with cold tip
G0 E-24 ; last tip dip with cold tip
M109 R180; ok... go back up in temp so we can move the extruder
G0 E-110 F500 ; back out of the extruder
G92 E0
M104 S200;
;<<< End Of Tip Shaping >>>

This replaces the 'standard' Tip Shaping that is generated in BOTH Mode 2 and Mode 3.

If you get a 3D Chameleon, feel free to copy and paste this.

Next, you need to let PrusaSlicer know that you are using four colors. This is done in the Printer Settings tab under General > Capabilities > Extruders. Here you will put in 4 and underneath that check the box that says Single Extruder Multi Material. Extruders 1 through 4 will then show up. You can go to each and change the color here if you like. Save this by going to the top line next to the box with the name of your printer in it and choosing the first item (it looks like a list.) If you want to rename it, you can do that first by clicking on the box that looks like a piece of paper with a pencil on it.

You need to turn off PrusaSlicer's own tip shaping by setting several parameters to zero.

Look at the diagram below:

You need to save this or you will lose it. Again, the top box that looks like a list will let you save.

At this point you should be ready to test. Make sure you have your filament loaded in each Bowden Tube to the 1” above the Y-Tube. If you have watched Bill's videos you know that each hole with a Bowden Tube in it is given a designation T0, T1, T2, and T3. So, something that might make your life a little easier, tag each one of your Bowden Tubes with the proper designation, this way you will always know which one is being used at any given time. Someone has created printable 'Identifiers' for this at https://www.printables.com/model/529004-ptfe-tube-identifier I have not tried these myself, I'd rather just use a label, but that is personal preference.

So, after all of that how would I rate Ease of Use?

Because of all the time involved in experimentation to find the proper timing and adjusting of Gcode (which you will likely be tweaking constantly,) I have to give this Four stars out of five.

How Well It Works

This area had mixed results for me. For some very simple or basic items that only required one tool change (i.e. two colors) there was no issue. When I tried to move into more complex items that required multiple tool changes I experienced jamming after a few cycles. The jamming was due to one or more of the filaments not properly retracting out of the extruder and another filament attempting to load. To get any reliable results at all, you MUST pay attention to Bill Steele's videos on how to bring a multi-part, multicolor object into PrusaSlicer and the FAQ's (under Troubleshooting) on Tip Shaping. Jamming means that you would lose any long print unless you were there to clear the jam before the next filament was able to load. Very few of us can be there 100% of the time for a really long print. You can eliminate or greatly reduce the probability of jamming by getting your Tip Shaping right. An improper tip will cause your filament to get stuck in the extruder when it should be moving out prior to the normal retraction.

Also, please remember, you WILL waste quite a bit of filament for your color printing. THIS IS NORMAL FOR ANY COLOR PRINTING. You need to have a purge tower in order to clear one filament in the nozzle before you begin printing with the next. Color printing is also much slower than using a single filament. In the case of the 3D Chameleon, it not only has to change to the next color and clear the previous color, it also has to move the Y axis to the switch. All of this adds to the time for printing.

Once we figured out the jamming issue, things seemed to go much smoother. I will give the 3D Chameleon Four and a Half stars out of five for functionality based on the issues I had.

Customer Service

The customer service is very good. Bill Steele is very responsive both in Email and on the 3D Chameleon Forum (on the website.) Because he has another full-time job, it may take him a little while to get back to you, but he always did respond to me. As I stated near the beginning of this review, I had issues with my unit to the point where Bill asked me to return the core unit. He reviewed what was wrong with it and repaired it for me (I paid return shipping, he paid for shipping back to me.)

Overall Score and Impressions

My overall rating with the following:

Price and Delivery – 5 out of 5

Ease of Assembly – 4.5 out of 5

Ease of Use – 4 out of 5

How Well It Works – 4.5 out of 5

Customer Service - 5 out of 5

Overall Rating = 4.6 Stars

Final Impressions

The 3D Chameleon is an interesting piece of equipment. For less than $200.00 it claims that it can turn any 3D printer into a four-color printer. This appears to be the case on the Neptune 3 Pro, after a lot of fiddling. It is not a plug-and-play solution. At present, this is a hobbyist's add-on requiring quite a bit of additional effort to make it work properly. There is nothing wrong with that since many of the printers out there require some level of constant 'tinkering'. As I stated earlier, by far, the vast majority of my issues with the unit were self-inflicted (deciding to trim my Bowden tubes from the motor side rather than Y-Tube was probably the first mistake I made.) If you can avoid opening the unit, do so. I would have had to open mine regardless, since one of the gears fell out. From there, my issues seemed to multiply (springs were suddenly in the wrong place which did not allow the unit to close properly, the Bowden tubes in the unit were crushed, etc.) If it were not for Bill Steele's kindness and patience, I would likely not have kept working at it.

If I wanted another color printer would I buy one of these units instead, again? Most likely. Spending anywhere from $700 to $2000 for a color printer simply isn't in the realm of probability for someone on a fixed income such as myself. Buying a $200 to $250 printer and putting another $200 into it is much easier on my budget.

One more note, as you go through the 3D Chameleon website you will probability hear about something called the 3D Clippy. This is a part that you would print and put on top of your printer extruder that cuts the end of the filament so you have clean end to work with. I have not been able to find or design one that will work with the Neptune 3 Pro. If you happen to design one that works, please DO let me know and put in a link to the .stl file.

The link below will take you to my NP3 Pro (and above) 3D Chameleon Mounts:


Bowden Tube Adapter Mount:


3D Chameleon website: https://www.3dchameleon.com

Switch location NP3 Pro

Shroud Mount/Bowden Tube Adapter

(Yeah, I know, I wasn't going for pretty, just functional...)

Tuesday, October 24, 2023



One of the most confusing things to me is the desire on the part of Christians to pray for world peace. I cannot find anywhere in the New Testament where we are supposed to do anything of the sort. The peace we are supposed to pray for is personal, not generalized. Look at Matthew 10:29-30 or John 16:22. The only place it is more generalized is in the Old Testament in Psalms where it tells us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, one particular place, not even all of Israel.

Why is this confusing to me? Because we are also supposed to be praying for Jesus' return. If you have read anything in the Book of Revelation then you know that this will not be a peaceful transition by any means. There will be massive earthquakes, famine, disease, and war.

There is, as of this writing, a war in the Middle East between Israel and the murderous terrorists that think themselves freedom fighters. A little clue, freedom fighters don't use the people that they say they are fighting for as shields to protect themselves. This leads me to another confusing question.

Why is the Jewish population the United States overwhelming Democrat? Think it through for a moment. The people who are demonstrating for the support of the murderous terrorists vote Democrat. Congress persons and some University leaders who support those terrorists are Democrats. The supposed leader of this country, through back-channels, has supported the terrorists by helping their major supplier, he is a Democrat (he actually employs people that have said they are loyal to that supplier over the USA.) I suppose we really shouldn't be surprised, these are the same people who gave us the KKK. The ultra or alt-right which is anti-Jew, anti-Black, and basically anti-anything that doesn't look or think like them are the tiniest fraction of the population who would vote for the Nazi party instead of the Republicans if it ever had a chance of winning. The Democrat party, on the other hand, is huge and the youth that is growing in the Democrat party are showing themselves to be anti-Israel and anti-Jew. These are not myths. Watch or read the news for yourselves.

I will not pray for world peace. I pray the God gives me, my family, and my friends peace. His peace. I pray for those who would consider themselves my enemy that they may know the peace of the one true God.


Monday, September 25, 2023


This is one of the toughest articles I have ever had to write. The church that I have been attending for some time, 5 Hills Cowboy Church in Kempner, Texas has fallen prey to an evil that I have a hard time defining. Read on and learn how a Church can be killed from the inside.

Several weeks ago (in mid-August) 5 Hills Cowboy Church had a Congregational Meeting after the church service. This was supposed to be an informational meeting to let the church know what was happening with finances, building, etc. It became something else. Perhaps to fully understand, you should watch at least a part of this video that happened prior to the date of the Congregational Meeting where the two Elders were asked by our Pastor to preach because he was on vacation: https://fb.watch/nheNfyh1nQ/

The video isn't a Biblical sermon, it is a fear-mongering harangue (with a LOT of misinformation).

Back to the Congregational Meeting. During the meeting, the Pastor indicated that he felt the Bylaws by which the church was operating were not Biblically in order (he is correct). This led to an actual argument, in front of the Congregation, between the Elders and the Pastor. An argument that became very heated by the Elders getting extremely angry. Somewhere in there, the Holy Spirit decided that I needed to speak up. I do not actually remember everything I said, but others have told me that I spoke about there being a spiritual thorn in the side of our Pastor and that it was OUR JOB to help draw that out.

Still, people left the meeting confused, hurt, and angry.

In the week that followed, the Elders decided to FIRE the Pastor. As I have read the current Bylaws, there does not appear to be any basis for his termination except that he did not agree with the Elders. Understand, the Bylaws do give the Elders the ability to remove the Pastor, but only for specific reasons and NONE of these applied.

5 Hills Cowboy Church is a member of the American Fellowship of Cowboy Churches (the AFCC). The AFCC does not dictate to the individual churches nor does it own the churches or their property.

The week following the firing of our Pastor, the Elders first stated that it was a misunderstanding and that they really wanted him to take a sabbatical, this was an obvious lie. Then they said that the Pastor left the meeting and quit, which was another obvious lie. If I understand 1 Timothy 3 2:7 correctly (where the qualifications of an Elder are defined) this act of lying immediately disqualifies them from their position.

In the ensuing weeks, obviously feeling empowered since there have been no consequences for their actions, the Elders have:

  1. Removed people from the membership roles

  2. Fired people from positions in the church for no valid reason other than they disagreed with their actions. Including removing people while in front of the congregation.

  3. Interrogating people whom they suspect have a differing opinion than their own.

  4. Barred specific people, physically, from entering the church

I have attended a different Cowboy Church (Open Gate Cowboy Church) for the last couple of weeks and it is 180° the opposite of what I am seeing at 5 Hills Cowboy Church. While Open Gate Cowboy Church I have seen a steady influx of people who were attending 5 Hills Cowboy Church and have now left. One of these people (who was removed from their membership and physically denied entrance to the church) was a FOUNDING MEMBER of 5 Hills Cowboy Church.

Through all of this the AFCC has offered to help, to send people to guide, but they have been rebuffed by the Elders at 5 Hills Cowboy Church.

5 Hills Cowboy Church is a dead church. There is simply no other way to state it. When a church becomes an exclusive club where you can only be a member if you agree with the dictators in charge, it is no longer a church and is totally outside the will of God. It has been allowed to become this way by people who could have stopped it. Irreparable harm has been done to the church and NOTHING will bring back many of the people who once made 5 Hills a real church, a place where the Holy Spirit fell, and Christ was in charge.

Stay in prayer for us please,


Monday, June 19, 2023



While we live in a time where our and other governments have discovered just how much they can control the public through fear, with the willing assistance of the media, we really need to step back and think some things through. It is true that we have little control over an actual pandemic, not something cooked up and/or refined in a laboratory of course, but something may nature might spring on us from the shadows. Even there, we should be vigilant and make sure that the issue isn't being overblown for the sake of more governmental control and we are living in a time where the government, and especially the executive branch, want to control almost every aspect of our lives (as in most socialist and communist countries, there is a blatant attempt to force their ideology upon us.) Back to the subject at hand.

There have been books and movies made about what the United States would look during and after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack by an enemy. For those that don't know or need a refresher, such a pulse is released whenever a nuclear weapon is detonated. It also happens in other ways such as a major solar flare or even a lightning strike. The difference is that a purposeful EMP, as a weapon, is created when a nuclear device is detonated twenty-five miles above the US and would destroy most electronics, high-voltage transformers, vehicles (including tactical ones), and other electrical machinery. Supposedly this would knock the United States of America back to the early 1800's or 1700's. It is projected that over 90% of the population would die within a year. The effect is actually much worse and is most likely global suicide.

If you have never heard of the Chernobyl disaster, there are books and documentaries galore on the subject. What it boils down to is that on April 26, 1986 the number four reactor in the Chernobyl (in he Ukraine) nuclear power plant had a meltdown. The subsequent radioactive cloud spread across Europe and went as far as Canada. Scientist today state that the full effects of the radiation dump that day will never be known. There are 92 nuclear power plants active in the United States today. The Department of Energy (the guys in charge of regulating the power plants) would have us believe that in the event of an emergency, the reactors would SCRAM or dump enough coolant onto the radioactive rods to prevent a meltdown as they are retracted. On March 11, 2011 the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan had a THREE reactors meltdown. The accident was triggered by the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

So, imagine for a single moment that the US came under an EMP attack. Some critical components in the 92 nuclear power plants would likely not survive. The result would most likely be a series of meltdowns on a scale never before imagined. The resulting radioactive cloud release would spread first across the entire northern hemisphere and then, eventually, begin to leak over into the southern. It would be like something right out of the book and movie “On The Beach.” People, animals, and plants would all be affected. There would even, most probably, be a cascading effect as people in other countries abandoned their posts at their nuclear power plants and those began the meltdown process.

So, any enemy, foreign or domestic, that would perpetrate such an attack or any attack that does not include immediate occupation is basically committing suicide. Are there some out there that would do it anyway? I'm sure that some countries run by fanatical leaders who believe their deaths are worth it, or some leader already dying and wanting to take everyone else with them might try. It is up to the rest of the ENTIRE world to prevent them from succeeding if everyone wants to continue living. Are you listening Putin and Xi Jinping?

Have a wonderful day and week.