The Daily Paine

It is important to remember who the “author of confusion” is–the devil!  I dare you to look at the news and not see signs of confusion.  Ask almost anyone of the recent “protestors” and the vast majority of those causing the destruction could not give you a valid reason for the destruction.  The minds are warped, bent and twisted out of shape.
There are other signs of this confusion.  Did you happen to see the new category at the national dog show?  Cats!  Cats are now a category in a dog show.  I wonder if there is any protest from the Bulldogs or German Shepherds over this?  Now, the question is, will dogs be allowed in the “cat show”?
Here is one I really don’t understand.  I guess that part of biology slipped through when I took the course.  But it was decided that transgenders, and I wonder if that means boys or girls, can now be in the Boy Scouts.  Does that mean a boy, who says he is a girl can still be in the scouts or must he/she now go to the Girl Scouts?  A girl who identifies as a boy, even though biologically a girl, can now be a Boy Scout?  Sounds real confusing to me.  Perhaps they will change the name to the “It Scouts.”
 The media is partly to blame, and of course the media, and the internet are always right.  I see that they are partly responsible for the confusion by putting their special touch to news.  You don’t think that when the Antichrist begins to arise he won’t be using the media?  It will be one of his prime weapons.  Yes, weapon, and it will be a weapon of mass destruction.
     “The world is too much with us.”
               –William Wordsworth

I read this many years ago and just came across it again.  I am in the process of having a second book published and working on a second novel.  In my writing, my thought was never in this realm, but upon reflection I see that it is.  When I wrote “The True and Unbiased Life of Elias Butler,” my purpose was to write an enjoyable book with some life lessons in it.  It was meant to be enjoyed, not scrutinized.
“In this materialistic age, this hard, practical, swift, greedy age of realism, it seems there is no place for writers of romance, no place for romance itself….  People live for the dream in their hearts.  And I have yet to know anyone who has not some secret dream, some hope, however dim, some storied wall to look at in the dusk, some painted window leading to the soul.”  (Zane Grey)
Romance?  Ha, most folk today have no notion of romance.  I have always contended that I am a realistic romantic.  Perhaps it is part of the confusion of the age.  Sex, lust, material gifts are not romance.  Romance is part of the dream that can transpose into life itself.  Scrutinize if that makes you happy, but I would dare say that in doing so you may be hiding or disregarding your own dream.

“Where there is no vision [no revelation of God and His word], the people are unrestrained; But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of God].”
–Proverbs 29:18 (AMP)
Coming soon:  “Trails in the Wilderness.”  This is a thirty-day devotional book. 
In the works:  “Mal de Ojo.”  This is the second in the series about Elias Butler.  He is now part of the newly formed Texas Rangers under Captain Leander McNelly