A meandering blog post about nothing in particular — except the Lotto and loneliness… Installment #4

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Sunday, October 12, 2014


Last night I played tennis against the side of a building down the street from my apartment…. I got a racket at the thrift store ($2 dollars), and the balls come from the bushes at Vandy, where the rich kids are too lazy to retrieve errant shots. I don’t have friends.  I hit tennis balls against a building because the building hits back.  But it never buys the beer, smiles, or yells “Eefus!” 

The other night my mom called and asked what I’ve been up to.  I told her, “Hammering forehand and backhand winners.”  

She said, “Wow, with who?”  

I said, “Bill Ding.”

But let me qualify.  … Read the rest »

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  • Robert Atwood
    October 12th, 2014 5:02 pm

    Greg, God bless you brother. I thoroughly enjoy all of your blogs. I will share it on FB and Twitter. I noticed one of my friends has “liked” The Conservative Hammer page. Hopefully I can help spread your blog.

  • Terri Malena
    October 12th, 2014 5:55 pm

    I too love your blogs. This one gave me a few chuckles, thank you, and made me think! Often I wonder if the person in front of me in the drive-thru, taking their sweet time and getting me mad….then find out they paid for my meal and made me feel really small, isn’t an angel telling me to slow down! This has happened to me more than once. So, you bringing up Angels, made me think of these instances again. THANK YOU! I try to send money when I can…..keep up the fight!!

  • Roni Marikovics
    October 12th, 2014 6:16 pm

    Maybe a little part time something- just to
    get you back into the land of the living??

  • Paul Adcock
    October 12th, 2014 7:02 pm

    Keep them coming Greg! This blog is a masterpiece!

  • Michell
    October 12th, 2014 7:57 pm

    Greg, your story kinda sounds like me. I’m not a writer but I retired from a very crazy corp job, thanks to my husband’s successful career. We live in the boonies, which I absolutely love, but being removed from people, groups, clubs etc makes it harder to get out and do things. I’ve always been the loner type so it doesn’t bother me to be alone. I always seem to entertain myself or find something mindless to keep me busy.

    We should have a goal so we know which fork in the road to take. I hope you find what makes and keeps you happy. I just returned from my first trip abroad & I did thank God for American toilets. I have a cool picture to post to your Grand Canyon blog….I just keep getting distracted. Maybe I’ll do that right now.

    God Bless you

    • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
      October 12th, 2014 8:15 pm
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      Thanks, Michell, by all means, post your pic — Nature images never fail to please.

  • Justin Boyle
    October 12th, 2014 8:26 pm

    Another great read, Greg! I love that you cling to the words of the Apostle Paul, who is one of my favorite men of the Bible, and perhaps the first person I would like to talk to in heaven, other than Jesus of course! It can be difficult not having your friends nearby, but you will always have Jesus by your side, and us, your loyal readers, will be here with you online.

  • Crystal
    October 13th, 2014 3:59 am

    Keep your head up! Isolation can play hard on your emotions and mental state. You have to shout it down. A lot of it is going to be you telling yourself not to let it consume you. . Keep up the good fight!

  • Imelda Gonzalez Noblett
    October 13th, 2014 5:29 am

    You put such a good outlook on life. I really enjoy reading your blogs. Thank you for staying true to everyone and everything. Keep up the GREAT job.

  • Sharon Middleton
    October 13th, 2014 10:50 am

    Being mobility challenged; I, like you, do not “get out” much. That does not mean I do not have friends. Many of my Facebook contacts like you ARE my friends. Remember that, we may never meet face to face, but we ARE friends. We laugh together, we sometimes mourn together, we sometimes disagree but will be there for each other when needed. And despite what the atheists may think, God is not “imaginary” There is are very real entity behind it.

  • Karen
    October 13th, 2014 2:18 pm

    I was getting ready to unsubscribe to your blog when I found this one in my emails and decided to read it. Sharing.

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Two weeks in the hole….

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Thursday, October 9, 2014

Well, I did it, went AWOL, tore myself away from electronics and for two weeks disappeared. Nashville to Vegas to 200 miles from the nearest McDonald’s…. Cougars not cows.  Chasms not clowns.  Entering the Grand Canyon, reveling in Nature, I set out to remember how to sleep beneath stars, scramble up slabs, and converse with actual people.  No kidding, leaving for the set of a Martian flick (hail irony!) enhanced my social life, as I and a dozen others deplaned, descended, and set about the business of “taming the Colorado.”  Through the outdoor equivalent of the Sistine Chapel, we toiled!!… Read the rest »

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  • Paul Adcock
    October 9th, 2014 7:23 pm

    Nice blog Greg.

  • Misty
    October 9th, 2014 7:39 pm

    Love this one! Thank you!

  • Bonnie
    October 9th, 2014 8:06 pm

    OK, I’m impressed. What you did makes my three-day wilderness canoe camping trips, which were an adventure to me, seem like a walk to the mailbox. It was many years ago, though and there were no electronics – no cellphones, no nothing. I can relate to being where everything you do is about just living and nature and God are SO big in the every day… But the rapids!!! Wow! Thanks for the links. Not for the faint of heart. Glad you were able to do that, and I admire you for it. Glad you’re back safe and sound, too. Great blog!!

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    October 9th, 2014 8:09 pm
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    Changed the Canyon “cuts deep” to the Canyon “cuts ONWARD.” Makes more sense.

  • Paul Adcock
    October 9th, 2014 8:10 pm

    Being fired is less likely than dying? Sounds like GREAT job security! Where do you get one of THOSE jobs?????

    Two weeks in the hole. That’s a BIG hole. (Not as big as Obama’s mouth, but big nonetheless.)

  • Paul Adcock
    October 9th, 2014 8:13 pm

    I don’t recall pictures being in the blog before. They look lovely.

    I went to the Grand Canyon once, but never got to go in it.

  • Justin Boyle
    October 9th, 2014 8:35 pm

    Great blog, Greg! I think it reads quite well, and I love that you were able to get away and enjoy God’s creation for a bit, as opposed to this world that is crumbling around us. A big part of why I have a horse is to get out and enjoy the beauty of God, and it is good for us to get away from all the man-made mess as it makes it easier to be close to God. Keep up the good work, and know that it is not in vain.
    John 14:27
    Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

  • Ron Montgomery
    October 9th, 2014 8:41 pm

    Fantastic place to be with nature, enjoy a little water roller-coaster action. and see the wonders God built for us over the millenniums. I did that when I was Greg’s age and had an awe inspiring adventure. What a memory !!!!!!!!!!

  • Michell
    October 9th, 2014 9:24 pm

    We get recharged when we allow ourselves to step away from the craziness of the world. God’s beauty always does it for me. Glad you’re back and hoping your recharge last a long time.

  • Robert Atwood
    October 10th, 2014 5:12 am

    Another great read. Well done!

  • Imelda Gonzalez Noblett
    October 10th, 2014 5:38 am

    I wish I could do what you did…nature has a way of bringing us back to what really matters. Very well put…thanks Greg!!!!

  • Janet Legerski
    October 10th, 2014 7:21 pm

    I’ve never been to the Grand Canyon, I crossed the Colorado River, but it was lower than the Grand Canyon.

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Remembering Sally, my crazy, awesome, sadly lost friend….

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Wednesday, September 10, 2014


My friend Sally died.  Last week, at age 46, she had an aneurysm and was rushed to the hospital, where she passed away.  I called friends I don’t call, said the “L-word,” and hung up.  Sally came from Oregon – my hometown – and when I lived in California, so did she.  We bonded.  We were far from home, a big place, and having a girl whose brother I knew, and whose mom knew my mom, who shared a history, was palliative.  Sixth grade was the first time I saw her.  She led cheers.  There were four—four girls we didn’t heed….… Read the rest »

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  • Paul Adcock
    September 10th, 2014 7:17 pm

    Sorry to hear about your friend. She died so young.

  • Terri Malena
    September 10th, 2014 7:26 pm

    Oh Greg, I’m so sorry for the loss of your friend. ^^great story^^ ❤️

  • Linda Williams
    September 10th, 2014 7:31 pm

    Sorry about your friend, but love the story of Moon. On Aug. 10th I had to have my 14 year old Schnauzer Rico get help for his journey into the next life. Rico was my bestest buddy and losing him can’t be expressed. We all know our pets will pass, but having to watch the horrific seizures he was having is something my brain can’t erase and even now brings me to tears. It was hotter than h*ll that day and many following, so I too had to “preserve him in the freezer” which broke my heart. He stayed there for a week and then mother nature gave me a cool day in which to go out and lay him to rest in my garden. Today is 30 days since his passing and it is getting easier. So bless you and everyone who helped your Sally make the passing of her friend Moon and traipsing miles to find that perfect resting place. Now I think I may go out and say another prayer for Rico, my bestest friend ever. <3 <3

  • Justin Boyle
    September 10th, 2014 7:45 pm

    The friends you go out of your way for to do seemingly crazy things, are the hardest ones to bid farewell. I’m so sorry for your loss, but you hold precious memories of your dear friend, and very few have memories that bring such a laugh, and that is special.

  • Michell
    September 10th, 2014 7:54 pm

    So sorry for the loss of your friend. We have to remember the fun & crazy times we share with them. God Bless.

  • Bonnie
    September 10th, 2014 7:58 pm

    Greg, I am so sorry for your loss. Here’s a hug, brother. Your tribute to Sally is beautiful. I cried and laughed (if this isn’t batshit crazy, I need to bone up…)and cried again. You will probably never know just how much that meant to Sally, but I’m sure it was a LOT. God bless you.

  • Amy Favre
    September 10th, 2014 8:23 pm

    Love this….can feel your feelings with each word ♡ so sad to lose anyone in your life!

  • Lisa Kay Hauser
    September 10th, 2014 9:28 pm

    Greg, I’m so very sorry! Sally sounds like the kind of friend we all aspire to be, and to be. Once again, you’ve touched my heart. I love how real you are. You are a blessing.

  • Imelda Gonzalez Noblett
    September 11th, 2014 5:45 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My daughter lost her poodle JJ. She had him cremated, and his remains put in my Dad’s garden. That was where he spent the majority of his time. He love eating the jalapeno peppers off the plants. That was a great piece. Thanks Greg for sharing.

  • Robert Atwood
    September 11th, 2014 7:52 am

    I’m sorry Greg. This made me laugh ( the story of moon ) and cry ( your pain over losing Sally ) You are a very talented writer. May Sally R.I.P

  • Kay
    September 11th, 2014 4:47 pm

    So sorry 4 your loss. She sounded amazing. God bless

  • Susan McKenney
    September 11th, 2014 6:25 pm

    Loving story. I felt like i was up there on the rooftop watching the ships and in the woods burying Sally’s friend, Moon. My mom and my uncle’s three grandsons took my uncle’s ashes to a place in the woods just a little north in Oregon. Made me think of that. May your friend and her pet rest in the peace of the forest. My Uncle, too.

  • Mickey McConnell
    September 12th, 2014 3:52 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Greg. I hope Sally and Moon are having a wonderful time. May they both rest in peace.

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    September 12th, 2014 4:31 pm
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    Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful wishes.

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Coexist, America — everybody must get STONED

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Sunday, September 7, 2014


I was going to start this blog by stating the obvious: Barack Obama is an effeminate metrosexual who’s never handled a gun in his life, meaning that he’s alien to 90% of Americans who live more than ten miles from a Gender Reassignment Center; but instead I opted for: Barack Obama is not attached to our country. I wanted to say HIS country, but facts aren’t in evidence, and besides, these days every time his mouth moves, he sounds like Hal from 2001:a Space Odyssey.

Detached?  In the wake of a second journalist beheading (Steve Sotloff, of Miami, joins James Foley as a degenerate-pleasing YouTube sensation), Obama is out to breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the midnight buffet at the Waldorf Astoria.  … Read the rest »

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  • Paul Adcock
    September 7th, 2014 7:37 pm

    Nice blog. But what is Coexist? I thought it was something dumb that was devised by Muslims, Satanists, and other groups that they all get along.

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    September 7th, 2014 7:41 pm
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    Revised the fifth paragraph…. Will post the new version.

  • Janet Legerski
    September 7th, 2014 9:17 pm

    Greg, You hit it on the nail. You show Obama exactly how he is and what he is. Good job!

  • Justin Boyle
    September 8th, 2014 5:03 pm

    As usual, you hit the nail on the head! Obama has no love whatsoever for this country, save for all the golf courses, and once a Muslim, always a Muslim. I love reading your blogs! Keep up the good work, Greg, it will pay off!

  • Joe
    September 8th, 2014 10:34 pm

    Great blog — everyone SIGN UP for the Feedburner e-mail upper right, and SHARE with friends and networks!!

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Haiku — the ancient art of drawing on eternity for health, wellness, and refrigerator

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello friends, I hope you’re enjoying your Labor Day weekend and have, by now, either unloaded a box of 193 into an abandoned quarry, taken a run at this world record, or watched a collective 70 hours of football while ingesting FDA-approved formaldehyde.  It’s important, as we watch the future tank faster than Piers Morgan’s career, to “maintain,” and instead of moving toward lamenting that Drew Carey replaced Barker on “The Price is Right,” to be strong. 

 This means art—producing it, making it.  

No excuse.  True, not everyone’s “artistic,” but believe me, most artists, before they became artists, weren’t either.  … Read the rest »

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  • Paul Adcock
    September 1st, 2014 11:14 am

    I saw the blog.

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    September 1st, 2014 11:50 am
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    Thank you, Paul — this e-mail disaster is VERY frustrating.

    • Janet Legerski
      September 1st, 2014 8:18 pm

      I received your email blog this evening.

  • Terri Malena
    September 1st, 2014 12:55 pm

    Not getting your blog
    Can make for a rotten week
    Said who at Facebook?

    Don’t do much Haiku as you can tell

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    September 1st, 2014 1:10 pm
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    Terri, lol… That was AMAZING!!!

  • Robert Atwood
    September 1st, 2014 3:06 pm

    I don’t get haiku
    I find it confusing
    Yours however, I find amusing

  • IamaproudAmerican
    September 1st, 2014 5:00 pm

    No grape? How does that happen?

  • Bonnie
    September 1st, 2014 5:39 pm

    I can’t even spell highcoo, er ahm hicoup…

  • Becky Houser
    September 1st, 2014 5:44 pm

    In search of meaning,
    Somehow I’m in the wrong place…
    Or maybe I’m not.


    I like your Haiku
    You’re a very funny man
    Are you still single?


    I forgot myself
    and acted without thinking
    Life happens that way

  • Justin Boyle
    September 1st, 2014 7:47 pm

    Looks like fun Greg. I wonder what affect it will have on the creative process if I use my White Castle candle for the scent.

  • Greg Halvorson
    September 1st, 2014 8:01 pm
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    Becky Houser:

    I am now single
    Because I’m not house-broken
    They never know why

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    September 1st, 2014 8:56 pm
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    From my friend, Misty, in Texas…. GOOD STUFF!!

    ~ ~ ~

    Greg, here is my attempt at haiku. Lol!!! (No Yanni!!!!!!)

    Love, what is love worth?
    Midnight stroll in muted light.
    A dog barked loudly.

    A run for the crown.
    Gold lights and pearl gated ways.
    The dreams are frightful.

    He feels all our pain.
    He restores all tragic loss.
    He loves with no end.

    It’s in the small things.
    It’s in the bigger things too.
    The smile of a friend.

    The hug of a child.
    The wind in their flowing manes.
    The calm exhale from release.

    The laugh given freely.
    The warmth shared so easily.
    Ghosts and rumors of candles.

    Does love exist today?
    A rumor surely flying.
    Work hard, tie the devil’s hands.

    ~ ~ ~


  • Crystal
    September 2nd, 2014 3:52 am

    HAHA! Great read while having my coffee, and point well taken! In the midst of all the stress in the world, it’s nice to take a moment to figure out how to defuse. :)

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Stupidity + Evil = Progressive Fascism — a thematic equation for a traumatized nation

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

When I started this blog, I had in mind no particular theme.  Politics, culture, religion…. These cover a lot of ground, especially culture, which encompasses everything from the proliferation of “dog spas” to the future of sex. But a theme, I felt, would emerge, and after 27 blogs in five months, it has: stupidity—bone-jarring, jaw-dropping, eye-popping STUPIDITY. And because stupidity attracts evil, I’ve managed, in fusing them, to arrive at: Progressive Fascism.  That it’s advanced so far in our Republic is frightening, but at the end of the day, we mustn’t lose heart.  Resolve is the backbone of successful campaigns and, remember, this country was built by badasses, so it’s incumbent on us all to honor them and to fight.… Read the rest »

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  • crystal
    August 27th, 2014 5:54 pm

    Great post. You are an inspiration, Greg. Thanks for continuing to fight the good fight!

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    August 27th, 2014 6:00 pm
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    Thank you, Crystal!!

  • Natalie Grooman
    August 27th, 2014 6:43 pm

    Another excellent article on the vanishing freedoms our founders gave life and lively hood to procure.

  • Joyce Thepurseyenta
    August 27th, 2014 7:50 pm

    this is a great post as usual! You should submit your work to magazines and newspapers. You could really be a great columnist.

    PS Thanks for mentioning my quote………:)

  • Paul Adcock
    August 27th, 2014 7:52 pm

    Greg, they were fined $13,000 per person (or I think $26,000) in total, plus some others, plus “sensitivity training” (i.e. Gaystapo reeducation).

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    August 27th, 2014 7:56 pm
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    No, it wasn’t per/person… $10,000 plus $3000 for ridiculous “mental anguish” — what amounts to an extortionist shake-down.

  • Terri Malena
    August 27th, 2014 8:04 pm

    I love every word! I share everything and have heard from a lot that it’s getting too political and they just scroll on by. Keep them coming and I will keep sharing and being in their faces.

  • Bonnie
    August 27th, 2014 10:43 pm

    Another great post, Greg! It’s just unbelievable to me all the totally insane things that are going on these days. Everything is upside-down and backwards – 180° from normal. The nation IS being traumatized and it’s been so indoctrinated, drugged up and dumbed-down that a large portion of it doesn’t even know it. One thing I know is that it’s bringing intensity to a lot of people’s prayer life. God bless you, brother – keep up the good work.

  • Greg Halvorson
    August 28th, 2014 12:08 pm
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    The e-mail didn’t go out… 20 hours of writing wasted.

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Thoughts on suicide, one late night on the Golden Gate Bridge, and what depression is and is not…

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“Dazzling and tremendous, how quick the sunrise would kill me, if I could not now and always send sunrise out of me.”

~Walt Whitman


With the death of Robin Williams by his own hand, I thought I’d share my experience with suicide.  I’m no expert (and 9 of 9 people who claim to be aren’t either), though, years ago, on a foggy night, I did amble onto the Golden Gate, pause mid-span and stare into the void.  I’d gone there, not to kill myself but to cross at 0300 for the hell of it—because I could.  I was free to do so, however, because I had no job or family, no prospects, and nowhere to be Monday-thru-Sunday, which, nice as it seems, is fodder for despair.… Read the rest »

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  • Mavis Dove
    August 20th, 2014 6:27 pm

    The question I beg is not are you in life’s book. Are you in the Book Of Life.
    I am no stranger to depression. I know I could never inflict my pain on others. So I will live until my life is through. I have heard the question asked how could we not have known. The answer is it is hidden most often with a smile. Does this mean I am crazy but not insane? Once you fight the battle I have fought
    you look at life as a gift.
    I would miss you Lamb-Chop

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    August 20th, 2014 6:37 pm
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    Ha, thank you Mavis…. In this case, Life’s Book is the Book of Life, but I used the former because phonetically it sounded better…. The link goes to an article on the Book of Life…. Which I hope we’re in, having written a book or not.

  • Joyce Thepurseyenta
    August 20th, 2014 7:13 pm

    That was well-written, Greg. Made sense to me.

  • Victor Michael Lashewitz
    August 20th, 2014 7:48 pm

    Greg,… I promise I will get back to this one tomorrow. The email went to my SPAM folder and I don’t know how as I mark all your emails read…. My eye sight is awful right now and I can’t see what I am typing unless keyboard is 6 inches away from my face and I can’t see what I am typing at all. I promise I will get back to you tomorrow on this blog post article after resting my eyes for the night thanks to diabetic due blindness blurriness and get the word out that your emails from your blog page are being sent to people’s spam folders so we don’t see your mail. I think it is the NSA myself honestly personally to tell you the truth.

    Victor Michal Lashewitz

  • Justin Boyle
    August 20th, 2014 7:50 pm

    Very well written, Greg. It is a difficult subject, and, having lost a dear friend to suicide in 2008, it hits close to home. I’ve been thinking about Kyle all week, since hearing of Robin Williams. His was a depression due to drug use, and he hid it well enough that we never saw it. I think it got to the point where the drugs were no longer enough to dull the pain, so he took his life. Does what we do in this life matter? Of course it does! God put us here to show His great Love, and called on us to share and spread that Love!

  • Natalie Grooman
    August 20th, 2014 8:31 pm

    Greg this really touched me having lost a young family member to suicide. The pain it inflicted on my family has been almost intolerable for them. Im so thankful you didnt want to end two lives that night. And you are valuable to many. And loved eternally and supremely by the Giver and Taker of Life.

  • Megan Urlaub
    August 20th, 2014 8:47 pm

    God speaks to us. And I believe God put that thought of your mom on your mind knowing that would stop you . You dont say if this was your pre Christian days. But God wanted u to live either way . God has to break us to use us . Gods purpose in the breaking process is to bring us to the end of our own resources so that we will be ready to understand He is the ONLY resource we need . He wants us weak so He can be our strength . Bible says when I am weak I am strong . God doesn’t want us to rededicate ourselves He wants us to give up self . He says without Him we can do nothing . He isn’t interested in what we can do for Him. He’s interested in living His life thru us. He is teaching you that Greg and it hurts. But He who calls you is faithful , who also will do it . 1. Thess 5. 24. This is why Christians struggle , But eventually we get it . You will. Butterfly’s. Don’t say. Hey look at me a good looking ex worm. God sees us as butterfly’s and we are never going to be worms again . We may not always act like butterfly’s but God says Behold all things are new.!! And they will stay that
    Way. Forever. See yourself as God sees. You. Ok. I learned this In Devotional but I agree with it 100 %. God bless !

  • Michell
    August 20th, 2014 9:56 pm

    Greg – I’m glad you are still with us today. And I’m glad that your mom is what brought you back off that bridge. While some of us never grow up to what we wanted to become as a child, we must never give up. But we must also have a Plan B. May God Bless you and I wish you the happiness that I finally found at age 40 when I met my husband. We will celebrate our 10 year anniversary this Sept on an Italian cruise. And yes, I’m crazy nervous about my first trip overseas with all the crazy stuff happening over there. I’m guessing there will be lots of vino in my future. – Michell

  • Greg Halvorson
    August 20th, 2014 10:10 pm
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    Michell, WOW, congratulations and enjoy your cruise… Sending prayers for a wonderful time!!!

  • Robert Atwood
    August 21st, 2014 5:04 am

    Greg, I know 3 families personally that have been touched by suicide. 2 of them left no note , no warnings. The families will never get over this. You did a great job again. I will share this.

  • Victor Michael Lashewitz
    August 21st, 2014 10:25 am


    I do apologize for the long read, but I hope I can educate folks on one of my own suicide attempts as my post does diverge of into three other subjects that relate because of my suicide attempt as God uses me to help bring others closer to Christ and I do understand many might strongly disagree with some o the message content in this post. Hey that does not make me evil or wicked. Remember apostles disagreed on how to preach to gentiles and about the circumcision according to Acts 15:1-11 or 12 if my memory serves me correctly.

    This is serious and intense Blog post my fellow Christian Conservative compadre.
    This is also a very long response as well as a very long statement and testimony from me in response to what you wrote above here. I know I wrote a mouthful as it took me 8 hours to write and I feel it is descent enough to post for all to read.
    First off, I am a true servant of God. And, know I am far from perfect and one who needs a redeemer more than most because I partied hard at one time and lived hard almost putting the cross to shame. I was asked to carry my heavy cross and serve my Master Rabboni Yeshua of Nazareth and I would be greatly blessed. So here I am amigo.

    I for one am so glad through misadventures in your life like this: God spared your life by putting the thought of your grieving mother in your head of the pain you would evidentially cause her along with the grief of not knowing what happened to you till she passed on herself. I believe suicide is selfish way out of troubles in life we feel will burden us forever, When in reality the life we live on earth is short compared to the eternity of forever in the hereafter. Especially if someone takes his or her own life in an act of thoughtless suicide in a reckless moment of losing your sanity. I am glad your voice of reason regarding the senses and wits you were born with quickly and adeptly made you understand and realize that you can get through a life crisis like this.

    In your case realizing that you are not alone in life starting with thinking about thy mother which saved your soul from outer darkness calamity Christ speaks of. You didn’t snap thank goodness and walked away from Satan trying to destroy your life at the time even if you didn’t see, realize or believe in the dark forces at work in your life trying to end and destroy your life. Demons influencing ungodly thoughts into all people’s thought process circuits in people’s brain-waves through demonic influence in ways almost all don’t see or ever understand.

    See I snapped one night on March 5 or 6 in 2006 just before sunrise. I needed help to calm me down and bring me back to reality and only Christ was there for me who stopped the bleeding. At the moment or instance I snapped because of heavy demonic influences pressuring me to think selfishly and only of my own wanton sinful desires and needs. So I snapped; and I took a very sharp bread knife and stabbed myself over a dozen times throughout my body as one more stab would have ended my life because of too much blood loss as I nearly bleed to death anyhow.

    Months later I would understand that Christ clotted my bleeding, so I would not parish giving me yet another chance to continue carrying my heavy cross of paralysis. As Jesus had already stated in the four gospels, (for nothing is new under the sun…) ‘pick up your cross, carry it, and follow me as a disciple.’

    Well my cross is terribly painful, lonely, and so very hard for me to endure because I need others to tell me I am loved and still wanted because very few give me this when I am very weak physically because of the desires of my flesh that is
    weak; and I am still a human who needs this attention. I lie in a bed all day in a private nursing home room alone by myself and none of the staff has time to talk to me. So I do pray, meditate, and read scripture a lot along with many Christian literature books free to read thanks to the wonders of Christian charity on the internet. Or I could not handle life and would surely mentally collapse under the strain without the Spirit of God soft voice whispering to me every waking morning after I have another night of restless slumber as Satan torments my flesh because I do not serve him expressing that I still and do indeed love you my child, Michael.

    Most people do not understand or relate to my predicament at all or very well indeed. I have been shunned by many with such things as or like oh I don’t have true faith in God or God would have healed me already if I did have proper faith. I also have been told I was a horrible sinner in this life and deserve the cross I am now carrying as these individuals who call them selves God’s children while showing no empathy or concern for me or many others go against the Lord’s decrees when Christ did say to take care of the infirmed, sick, elderly, widowed, orphaned, and those that need help in time of need. Christ also stated that people suffer for different reasons like some suffer because of sin, others suffer because it is God’s will, yet others suffer to learn things in life to mold that individual or other individuals o be a better person in lie. This is why prayer is needed in discernment to make righteous discernments and judgments in life that is why no one is righteous because we can’t discern who the sinner is and who the on who lives right or wants to look right by outward appearances. That is what the Father and I desire from those that have blessings of fruit in life Christ Jesus proclaims. Because these gifts of receiving comfort and wealth in life are bestowed on the righteous and unrighteous, so people need to learn discernment in life by making righteous judgments in life by discerning what is proper and kosher and from acts that are fruits of unkindness and lack of remorse by showing no care for the needy because of malice judging in the heart. If you use this thought process wrong it really destroys the soul from within by being cold to fellow human-beings when you might need this compassion and mercy yourself one day as well also. SELAH OR BLESSINGS!!!!

    And yet still many people who are like Pharisees and Sadducees of old are much worse as some actually believe I am worthless seed and these folks want nothing to do with me as I am looked at and considered bad seed for they believe I am a great sinner because that has to be the only reason I am suffering greatly when these type mentalities don’t see that God does thing mysteriously to serve his will even if hat appears in front of our eyes by outward glance looks not right until we examine the nature of some suffering with the magnifier that God uses to deal with all living creatures.

    Me being a great sinner who deserves my suffering in my case which absolutely could not be anything further from the truth because I have always been a devote righteous Christians my whole life from birth who like all sinners has messed up greatly several times like every human, but Christ the Lord Jesus because live is a learning process and we get distracted because they’re many ungodly sinners around us that distract from living the best Godly life each of us can even when strongly grounded in faith and the word.

    This happens because no human can possible know everything out there that exists and our minds can only recall or remember what we need to survive consisting a lot of if you don’t live for God putting healthy vibes of spiritual food feeding this substance into your brain daily and into your mind or eating nutritious healthy foods everyday always looking to seek more Godly virtues your brain will not work sometimes when needed and will decay as you get older unless you feed yourself the right things in life the Word of God to live spiritually clean, eat healthy diet, and exercise all help one stay more focus on Godliness in Christ on how to live a true Christian life. This hurts and burdens me deeply because I am a kind loving person who cares way to much. Well I know I am far but perfect but still…

    When I was hospitalized for the flesh wounds I caused myself foolishly without thinking at this time. What I really seriously needed was to talk with a spiritual counsel which was not provided in a ungodly state hospital of which 70 of these Satanic government hospital facilities exist in the United States. And this in its own right is disgusting, depressing, sad, degrading, and horribly terrible tragedy to even contemplate as well as very scary to think about for us true born-again saved Christians. When I have real serious deep spiritual issues to deal with this ungodly hospital Satanic staff calls you nuts for wanting spiritual counseling, and prayer.

    I was diagnosed with everything under the sun considering none of what they decided to diagnose me with was even ailing me; and these unwise prudent doctors never even examined me or question my mental outlook. I just told these Doctors I am chronically depressed an very sad. Yet, I was never asked why I was feeling depressed and sad? However, ironically – the one real and true ailment nagging and
    eating away at my soul corrupting my bodily flesh was the ailment of chronic depression caused by severe sadness from tragedy in my life as I am trying hard to cope and still am not able to.

    By taking one or two proper anti-depressants is all I really possibly needed to help cope with the stress and depression burdening my heart and deep personal thoughts burdening me wearily as long as I could also receive Godly Christian Pastoring which I needed immediately. Only if I received the verbal help from Godly intervention could I be pulled out of this dark hole encompassing my spiriting talking to Christian brethren other the next few months which never happened So the Spirit of God sent Holy Angels to counsel me under my strain or I would have cracked from feeling alone.(Numbers 12:6!)

    I know this is what would help dig me out of this deep dark pit I burrowed myself into as I realized without human help I would remain trap. God would only act if no one else came at all for it was and is not my time to pass on and return to the light in heaven which is the Light & Love of God for all eternity it will exist as a beacon to all that exists in God’s domain forever and forever. Amen!

    People realize that in prayer and meditation my guardian angels counsel me. If you don’t believe this I don’t consider you a true believer if you believe God doesn’t talk to those that seek God at all. I gave up everything in lie to serve God, but this doesn’t mean I am near perfect or don’t need lots of help understanding certain issues that transpire in my life. Know that I have experienced 23 Near Death Experiences coined NDEs since an accident caused by others left me paralyzed with a host of medical issues. And I keep asking God why am I am not able to go home to Heaven because my body hurts horribly and people walk in my room all the time and see me crying from physical pain.

    God answered me with a vision showing me in words as I read or I was told my cross would bring millions to repentance that would ultimately save their lives because of my testimony, faith, and walk with Jesus Christ. For even Jesus Christ himself stated that if you seek, and you knock, hard, long, and loud enough in serious repentance in your mind and heart wanting to do right by obeying God’s Will He will open his door to his heavenly domain that allows Christ to bring you to the Heavenly father Abba the Almighty God when an individual is ready to be completely and fully obedient too God’s law, will, and love.

    All of these false diagnosis soon quickly followed suit and came from Satanic psychiatrist workers of iniquity. I was not even examined and these diagnoses where given to me. I was only really have two issues to deal with however because I looked homicidal because I am a quadriplegic and I can’t take care of my body properly. Homicidal is a term psychiatrists use on disabled people and the weak who can’t take care of one self or protect one self with a term called homicidal which describes a person as being suicidal and neglecting bodily care when these unwise prudent daughters force care on you knowing you will be neglected and knowing some people need and do want help to care for their body but don’t receive this care. However these medical doctors will accuse you of being irrational and homicidal without you being able to explain your situation. As far ass I know God wants love and care, but God does not want human beings to be neglected as money goes somewhere else that is suppose to care from those in medical need. Sounds a lot like the soon to be World Affordable HealthCare act otherwise called Obamacare.

    so I was accused of wanting to kill myself by neglecting my body which was nowhere near any truth even though doctors would not listen to my voice of reason as I explained since I am paralyzed moving into any nursing home doesn’t mean I will be taken care of properly. On the contrary my medical issues would get worse because I have been in well over a dozen nursing care facilities at the time in March of 2006 and I explain the medical staff at these medical facilities neglect residents who don’t have family or friends watching your medical care like a hawk. I see many people who can’t speak o move well or mentally communicate well be abused with improper hygiene, not given proper medications not bather, left in dirty depends for over a day and people walk into these facilities and wonder why they smell horribly all the time like a rotten corpse has been sitting in one of these buildings for days undiscovered.

    If you really think about most of these people in the medical would see proof everyday that demons possess flesh and mess with people’s minds, yet these prudent doctors prescribe medications that don’t work unless they make you sleep all the time. Also the mainstream medical community denies the existence of spirits possession and the acknowledgment of God when they even here spirits speak in front of a group of surgical doctors. They will all say nothing for fear of being label a person who hears voices and then medications will be forced on them which they very darn well know is a lie and a sham to take. Hey that stuff does make some people really rich and all it does in reality is destroy the body so it shuts down from not functioning properly

    I was label bipolar which I am not, I was labeled a schizophrenia which I am not, and I was labeled psychosis which I am not. My diagnosis for being mentally ill is based on the prognosis that I believe in God and talk to Angels which I do as they ungodly folks say don’t exist or just down outright hate God for strange reasons. My classification of mental illness is based on I am mentally ill because of my belief in Gi=od and these doctors classify me as mentally ill because I believe in God which is something they deem doesn’t exist. So I needed to be drugged up and controlled or I will be a menace to the society they want. What better way to get less and less people to believe in God when you can legally say they are mentally ill when if anyone truly hears voices either God is talking to you or demons are trying to influence you. The top people who work for the head of psychiatry listen too Satan and believe he is the ruler of this work.

    These ungodly doctors in state run hospitals are really workers of iniquity as they say we are concerned about your mental well being when these servants of darkness
    classify you with nothing of what is ailing you. I am sad and depressed because I am paralyzed and need to help to better care for my body because to this day I still don’t get a lot of medical care I need because of money.

    Didn’t Christ say to take care of the needy and if you steal from this cause your spirit will not be in a good state when it is time for your soul and spirit to be judged.

    When I was hospital after taking the attempt on my life you will be shocked at what you read from my experience below. All that happened was I was put on suicide watch prevention and I received no such counseling for I truly needed help and someone to talk to. The caretakers came in the room and didn’t care one iota for me. They would come in the room turn on the radio or TV loud which they were not suppose to do, so I couldn’t even meditate or pray because the noise distraction kept me from being able to hear the soft voice of God’s Spirit talking to my inward soul and spirit. I asked for counseling and all they did was force psychotic drugs down my throat. These drugs as a matter o fact my mood and feelings and comfort level degree so much worse than the state when I made that attempt on my life and still; this did not help me sleep or relax at all. All I knew is that these medications I did not really want to take, made my suicidal thoughts worse, and I gained 50 pounds of weight because these drugs don’t help you discard waste from your body properly; so all of this combined made me even more depressed.

    Okay reason I tried to take my own life is because I am paralyzed and suffering in great physical pain. I made the attempt on my life because I developed a pressure sore on my rear-end and this meant I had to move into a nursing home for the rest of my life because right now those close to me in my life are not spiritually advanced enough to help care for me. Not that my condition would be easy to care for to begin with or that these family members could handle mentally my awful medical situation in the first place.

    I have prayed about my issues to God many a many days and nights for countless hours on end for months and months and years and years. As I asked him Farther God Almighty several questions like can I be healed or at least God can you please take the physical pain away or as much of it as you can, please, please God? I also asked if it was sin that has caused my suffering? Well my answers were not what I can carry easily and I weep much in physical pain. I was told I am where I am at in my life because this is where God needs me although the devil lied to me putting his spin and take on my situation by saying to me Victor haha this is where I put you and you will like it Mister whether you want this or not.

    God answered me when I asked for pain relief and to be healed of my paralysis by responding in the Spirit’s voice by softly saying if I heal you now my will doesn’t work for others who will believe in me wrong repenting for the wrong reasons getting their visual proof that God exists. However Michael all nonbelievers need to learn on their own or these type people will not see faith, compassion, love, and understanding of my Will the way I Yahweh want mankind to grow spirituality. This is by being obedient to the Godly virtues and precepts I have decreed and ordained as Holy Yahweh exclaims is recorded in your Holy Bible my counsel is in those words mentioned in scripture passages of the Christian Holy Bible.

    Mankind needs to live by loving and believing in God with all thy heart and to love and treat your neighbors likewise which includes brotherly and sisterly love for all of this rides and hangs on the Law decreed in Scripture based on Love and Forgiveness and the testimony of the Prophets Works of Faith and Righteousness leading by example.

    Men and Women who seek a Godly sign or wanting physical tangible proof of God’s existence will not receive what they seek and desire because this proof of acknowledgment will only bring more woe to their unbelieving spirits, for these ungodly people will use what is found for only evil and wicked perverse intentions.

    If you cannot believe and walk by faith alone for in this one feminine vesture alone, for this is the only way to receive a sign. And you will still want to touch what is Holy in a divine vision of revelation and without physical touch as proof of what you experience the sinner will not belief as the False Pastors and False Shepherds have taught the flocks misleading these people that God no longer speaks to those that seek God when Christ said knock and seek and thou shall receive. Christ did say in Matthew 7:7-8 “7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.”
    To see God’s spirit is very possible according to Christ Jesus own words. Matthew 5:8 “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”

    To see God’s physical body and touch his flesh wanting this proof of his divine presence for this as it is said as that is not possible because when you are in a corrupt human body if you are in the physical presence of God your flesh would incinerate because of the sin of the snake bite of eating the forbidden fruit that put enmity in all humanity through Adam and Eve Genesis 3:15. Verse 15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” This explains why we cannot see or feel the flesh of God and live because all bodies are corrupt with enmity in the body. I can prove how to remove enmity from the Seed of mankind through a man’s body only, but not the body itself. There is a Hebrew ritual procedure called Brit Milah Hatafat D-m Brit. Brit in Hebrew means document for the record. This ritual if you do it the way I learned it is done by putting iodine or kosher dye on the needle used during this ritualistic procedure that is done during Jewish or Messianic Circumcision. I learned this part of the circumcision is done on those males or newborns 8 days old who chose or have been chosen by parents to serve God. Once you do this procedure you have to remain righteous and obedient to God, or in doing this procedure like I did when I was 30 years old I made an oath an promise to God to serve him and if I do not obey I have to be chastised and the lesson is hard. I have been obedient as a servant of God for 15 years now and God has blessed me with much wisdom.

    I am a Messianic Levite Priest by birth rite as my last name is Jewish found in scripture Genesis 10:19. The last word in this verse is a Hebrew word Lasha, as my last name is Lashe-witz. As Lasha or Lashe – virst two sllables in my last name -
    (which means definition wise: split or a split in a fissure or rock or divided in two), and Lashah (my last name is pronounced Lash-ah or Lash-eh as this could be how my name was spelled before my family could have had name spelling changed slightly just like Hebrew scholars explained any of the three versions of my last name can be used in that scripture passage also denoting I am a prince or the son of a town near the Dad Sea near present day Turkey as my name is found in scripture around the time of Abraham and Sarah time frame to the time of Jacob and his 4 wives. To Call is the formal way to say to Christen, or too Baptize, to anoint, or to immer or immerser which is what Johh the Baptist was called in older scripture translations of the bible according to Greek translations John the Baptist is called John the one who immersers people in water or John the immerse. all of this has lead to me thinking my last name might come Mother Mary and John the baptist
    which means to Christen or To Call. Other close Hebrew words pronounced like my
    last name along with closely related spelled words in the spellings of words in the Hebrew tongue. My last name has like a dozen derivatives of spellings and pronunciations in the Hebrew tongue, so this is how I found out my last name is Hebrew and God later on in 2001 would reveal to me through an angelic visit waking up from a dream I am from a Levite Priest family. A man in my family a long time ago married a daughter of a anointed High Priest of Levi and Judah in the nation of Israel named Zadok which means justified. If my angels were telling me the truth both mother Mary of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist who were cousins were distance grand kids o that union. Since my last name is Lashewitz and is pronounced Lash ah wit z which means to Christen or to baptize in straight Hebrew tongue or language to be witty or use wit or use wisdom, knowledge and understanding. So that is what Jewish people think when they here my last name spoken if they only know Hebrew or the ancient archaic version of Hebrew the language that is Aramaic which I believe is the tongue of God’s language.

    And two other versions of Lasha can be used in biblical translations for this word Lasha or Lashe in some translation of the Old Testamentt in the Bible which in Aramaic is the word Callirrhoe which means a split fissure, split rock, or a divided creek.

    As it is written that no man can see the Face and Flesh of God and live. Exodus 33:20 ” And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” So know that you can see my Spirit (Matthew 5:8) you will not believe without physical exertion of touch which should not be needed if you cannot respect the greatness of a vision which is a great mystery and revelation in itself. We are commanded to live Obedient to Christ’s teachings as Paul the Apostle preached salvation by grace and not by good works alone, but obedience to the examples of the Word in scripture is how a Christian should live.

    Thee spirit of God explained to me because with all of your medical issues Michael a major healing would be notable to the whole world which would bring unwanted attention to you and you would not be able to deliver my gospel to those who will repent hearing your word as these foolish doctors would probe your body needlessly and force this testing on you against your will using up my time God says to be a light of fire a spark of brightness to the world that will inspire and save hundreds of others by your example of discipleship. So if God healed me a few hundred people would not see how I lived like Christ in my suffering and would not find Christ properly if I was not where God placed me.

    And God wants to get as many people in the book of life and through my suffering over several million people have or soon will find the truth Christ through my suffering and if I take the physical pain away also says the Spirit of God that same miracle would require full healing changing my will for others even though your cross is hard and not fair right now according to Malachi 3:1-4 since you are a Levite Priest I am refining you and then you will be blessed according to those verses mentioned in the book of Malachi mentioned at beginning of this sentence.

    And your are only suffering to do my will soon I will bless you almost as much as King Solomon mentioned in Christian biblical scripture. While suicide is a person being selfish looking for an easy way out because this is what the devil wants all to believe when it is this evil entity making life hard with meaningless obstacles to distract you from looking at life perspectives from a more Godly outlook.

    So unless I sell my soul to Satan by bowing down and promising to serve Satan this entity will not stop afflicting my bodily flesh because I am under trails of refinement because I am a Levite Priest and this refinement is mentioned in Malachi chapter 3:1-4. Satan is a fallen creature of God a liar, a deceiver, a tempter, and a corrupt murder. He is a false blinking light a Fallen Angel who thinks he still matters in relevancy in the grand cosmic design of things when in reality
    this evil-wicked entity knows his time is short and almost up. He has to take God seriously regarding his bending upcoming The Holy Heavenly Divine Father Almighty God emphasized he would send Lucifer now Satan and all his followers be it Fallen Angels or Humans to the Lake of Fire for eternity for falling away from God’s Will and Grace.
    that he will go to chastisement punishment for eternity soon because God told him first to stay away from humanity and still the Devil tries to destroy mankind so God told him his days until permanent punishment in the lake of fire have been decreed, still you seek to destroy mankind Lucifer, so now mankind will have it easier to see who you are because no you are changed to look like the devil you have become and I will let man see you like your heart and thoughts and deeds make your spirit really look on the outside to me so all creatures will recognize your shameful deeds and those that still chose to follow you will fall in the pit because of you, but they will see it is here choice as much as it saddens me it does not burden I God because I understand the nature of all that exists.

    Shalom, Selah, Agape, and Ora,
    V. Michal Lashewitz

  • Bonnie
    August 21st, 2014 11:45 pm

    Greg – Thank you for sharing such an intimate thing with us in such a beautiful way. I know you’re right that instead of suicide being a selfish act, it is simply self-centered. The pain doesn’t let you look outward, it consumes everything else but itself. I have suffered from depression, not to the point of choosing a method of suicide, but to wishing everything was just over. I know the hopelessness and the inability to imagine that anything could ever be better. I thank God that He has pulled me from the pit and given me hope. It’s unexplainable. It’s a complete mental paradigm shift. It’s nothing short of a miracle to me. I believe God saved you, too. How else to explain suddenly being INTERESTED in losing your hand in the fog and the courage/cowardice dilemma? I am so glad that you walked off the bridge. Your mom is not the only one who’s thankful you’re still around. God bless you, my brother. Keep on keepin’ on.

  • Paul Adcock
    August 22nd, 2014 4:47 pm

    I have thought of ending it too. Right now, I feel worthless. I can’t get the job type that I need and time is desperately running out. The libs are taking over and conservatives are ready to give up if Amnesty is passed. My family doesn’t feel the same way about the country that I do. And I can’t get the Convention of the State movement going fast enough. And, worst of all, nobody takes me seriously. I’m only there to be pushed around.

    Anyway, nobody can just from the Golden Gate now. I heard they’re putting in a suicide guard……

  • Joe
    August 22nd, 2014 6:01 pm

    Greg, you never did tell me how Conway Twitty was doing

  • VK
    August 24th, 2014 7:51 pm

    Halv….didn’t know you were so despondent when you were living in SFO. You should have called me – you know, despite all our differences, that I’m always there for you, bro. We’ve been through too much together to let politics and personal differences come between us. Anyway, if you ever feel that way again, make sure you get in touch. Talk to you soon. Better yet, come to the Hole and we’ll do some mountain stuff. Getting cold here already, snow in the high peaks last night LOL.

  • VK
    August 24th, 2014 7:54 pm

    Gonna do a cross-Teton traverse later this week…..taking the ice axe.

  • Amy Favre
    September 9th, 2014 5:42 pm

    This brought me to tears! What a reflection of my life in many ways! Thank you Greg! God Bless you ♡

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A meandering blog-post about nothing in particular… except truth… Installment #3

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Monday, August 11, 2014


Some general observations: 

1) Every attempt at writing begins with a blank page the filling of which is part bare-knuckled brawl, part impromptu ballet, and part high-wire act inside the writer’s head.

2) To temper expectations by considering the Worst Possible Outcome isn’t negative so much as wise.  The Worst Possible Outcome must be considered before making life changes, taking on projects, or (Does this have to be said?  Yes, unfortunately) drafting legislation.  The Worst Possible Outcome, in these instances, is a grounding force more essential to weigh than the outcome desired in a perfect scenario.  

3) Liberals, generally, do not consider outcomes.  … Read the rest »

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  • Paul Adcock
    August 11th, 2014 7:40 pm

    Amen Greg! This is your best blog yet! Keep it up!

  • Paul Adcock
    August 11th, 2014 7:41 pm

    You have hit the nail on the head. Guess that’s why you’re the Conservative Hammer! [Groans at own joke.]

  • Janet Legerski
    August 11th, 2014 7:54 pm

    I think you always have a great blog and each time it gets better. I like your stance on just about everything. I am against the same things, so I understand you want diversity in the comments you get, but i’m sorry, I can’t give that to you. I went to a facebook profile the other day “Left Action” and they aren’t talking about anything that is going on at all. Except conservatives and how we lie and how back we supposedly are.

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    August 11th, 2014 8:03 pm
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    Thanks, Janet… Just posted it to Left Action!!

  • Joyce Thepurseyenta
    August 11th, 2014 8:08 pm

    Awesome post. Really appreciate how you parse things. Very easy to understand. I loved the caveman analogy. Perfect. Keep keepin on!

  • Paul Adcock
    August 11th, 2014 8:29 pm

    Speaking of caveman, the libs on the Target page, when I kept showing my support of God and marriage, they called me a caveman. They said that my life was just a series of failures. They said that the federal courts are upholding the Constitution by attacking state marriage laws. They said that “marriage equality” is coming soon and that I should just give up. They said that the Founders would turn over tables if they saw what we were doing today trying to protect marriage and stop abortion, etc. I told them that the Leftists are Marxists and all they do is destroy. They said that we just call everything Marxist. (That was their reply to me.) I said that you guys are rooting the demise of the Constitution. They said that I didn’t know the Constitution. They said that I hated America and the Constitution. I said that if I really did hate America and the Constitution, that I’d be a liberal. They said that I must be awfully lonely as all of their posts bashing me, God, and marriage, were getting lots of likes and mine were virtually getting none.

  • Meechee204
    August 11th, 2014 9:10 pm

    Great article. I was naive for most of my life but always a believer in Christ. I never thought we would be fighting all that we do these days for just believing in God. I pray for the Unbelievers because the world is full of them.

  • Megan Urlaub
    August 11th, 2014 11:00 pm

    You say The judge not crowd is evils best friend . Well I usually believe it’s best not to judge. The problem is this I’ve come to realize . There are two kinds of people that say judge not. From what I can tell , There’s the kind that say. Don’t judge because in their hearts they condone the actions that they don’t want judged or feel guilty because they commit the same sin . Then there’s another another kind of person saying. Don’t judge and I hope I’m in that group . The kind that believes sin is a symptom of a deeper problem . That maybe they don’t understand Gods love and compassion and if they did they might want to get to know this God . The Holy Spirit is the only One who can convince them . That God says Come to Me and I will make you white as snow even though you are scarlet . He will make us white as snow not our own efforts . So it’s the foundation that is the problem . My people perish for lack of knowledge . We spread the gospel and let the Holy Spirit do His work . We cannot convince people of sin. Only His spirit can . And that’s why i say don’t judge . If a person was a practicing and proclaiming Christian and still living a sinful lifestyle maybe a pastor could minister to them but that’s a whole different story .

  • Paulette Peterson
    August 12th, 2014 5:46 am

    Indeed! I have just recently added you as friend to facebook and soooooo very glad I did! Now I know where to find your blog! You nail it with passion, fact and humor. Keep the blogging going! Love it!

  • Rachel Happel
    August 12th, 2014 7:47 am

    Best blog yet, outstanding job:
    –sharp, witty but not juvenile or unkind
    –real-time example with someone,pointing out critical differences and hypocrisy
    –directly addressing key problems
    Way to go Dude. Sharing this all over.

  • Jeanette Blazso
    August 12th, 2014 8:26 am

    Great blog! You said it perfectly. As to judging. We are supposed to judge based on what God tells us in his word. We have to judge or no one would think anything was wrong including abortion, stealing, adultery, fornication, lying, murder, or anything else. These are all judgments. I think what we mean when we say ‘don’t judge’ is really don’t condemn. God expects us to use his word to make decisions about what is sin but ultimate/eternal pubishment is God’s. He does expect us to punish here on earth which is why there are laws. Some of our laws are now going against God’s word such as abortion. It is up to us to decide/judge this is wrong & speak against it. We are to do so without hatred or malice in the hopes that we can lead people to the Lord & he can convict them of their error. But, there is NO way as Christians that we CANNOT judge. We just have to be careful in how we judge & how we act toward those who are sinning so that we don’t push them into more sin by our words & attitudes toward them.

  • Megan Urlaub
    August 12th, 2014 11:00 am

    I still believe all sin was judged at the cross and it’s our Main job as a Christian to let people know THAT . And that’s preaching the gospel. But I also realize there are some things Christians won’t agree on until we see Jesus .

  • Robert Atwood
    August 12th, 2014 5:28 pm

    Great blog again Greg. I will share it to my huge list of followers (102 LOL) on Twitter and FB share it.

  • EmilieDale Porterie
    August 12th, 2014 5:54 pm

    Greg, this blog is
    full of TRUTH ….
    spirnkled with just the right dash of humour:
    “Light is to victimhood as dawn is to Dracula”.
    Love it!

  • Joe
    August 12th, 2014 6:43 pm

    Greg, you never did tell me how Conway Twitty was doing

  • Victor Michael Lashewitz
    August 13th, 2014 9:22 pm

    Greg best Blog Post to date my conservative friend in my honest humble opinion. I have been looking for more heart and zeal in your written blog posts and this one delivers tour de force homerun no-doubt-about-it brainer… my friend (amigo in Spanish tongue for male friend.) In that regards I tip my hat. I agree completely with Megan on this touchy subject in many attitudes also in sentiments and in that note you can lose salvation if you walk away from Go and or continue in a sinful lifestyle. The Devil Satan aka Lucifer and his minions one third of the angelic hosts followed this being entity and therefore they want to take as much as humanity with them to the lake of fire a they can coarse. Get right because all the signs on earth point to the Lord Jesus Christ return like he preached 2 millennia ago truthfully. So let all know that soon it will be to late to repent. When I was younger I was not a good Christian in that I didn’t bring my lost friends to Christ But how was I to know this as an immature kid. I weep now knowing maybe I could have impacted a few of my youth neighbor friends and school friends by acting righteous instead of like a sinful buffoon a d maybe a few of my childhood friends would be Christian now instead of Liberal atheists. I failed in that regard. I was a great Christian growing up till I got into arguments with my dad as a 16 year old. All the neighborhood kids were doing drugs but I wasn’t. My dad grounded me on this premises when really I should have stayed away from that crowd because I would learn the hard way 2 and 3 years later. Be at Peace dear
    brother in Christ Greg. God bless in Christ my sweet dear friend and I pray the Spirit of God anoints you and talks to you like me in my dreams like this particular scripture passage denotes servant of Christ the disciple Greg according to in this Holy Bible verse of Numbers 12:6 Everyone pray Greg finds his calling as a scribe and servant of Father Abba Yahweh. The disciple of Christ Greg H.

    Victor Michael Lashewitz
    Selah (Blessings), Shalom (Peace), Ora (light), Love or Agape

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Barack Obama is a sociopath

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

First the good news: according to White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnest, the world – thanks to “the Bear” – is as “tranquil” as can be.  All this stuff - Islamic hordes marching on Baghdad, Russian operatives blowing planes from the sky, and Israeli tanks in Gaza – is Mellow City. Nothing a shout-out won’t fix.  A speech, a little golf…. Heck, it’s so quiet that debouching to Martha’s Vineyard (for 16 days) will rattle cages, remind Zippy why he loves Bill Ayers, and wake us to his command of events.  If he wasn’t in command, we wouldn’t have Global Calm—ONE Peace Prize?  … Read the rest »

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  • Janet Legerski
    July 24th, 2014 9:03 pm

    You did it again, good blog, right to the point and interesting. I am very worried about what is happening. I feel it is all going to blow soon.

  • Megan Urlaub
    July 24th, 2014 10:44 pm

    Israel at war , Our border open , planes disappearing or being shot down , emails coming and going , Etc. Etc. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE ?? Actually I heard Obambi might not endorse Hill. I think he prefers Elizabeth Warren , Hey, what difference does it make , they are all socialists and / or sociopaths . Hashtag. Bring back our country !!

  • cheryl schramm
    July 25th, 2014 6:22 am

    very good blog greg and right on the money as usual. Sadly until congress gets off their asses and removes the potus things will continue to go down hill. Whats really bad is there are still people who defend the potus and there is just no way to get them to see the light lord knows ive tried w the ones i know but ive come to the conclusion they are beyond help. we need a true leader to stand up and we need them now its time ti stop the talk and walk the walk dont talk about impeachment do it dont talk about securing the border do it put the military there to stop the illegals. its past time to put an end to the nonsense.

    July 25th, 2014 9:38 am

    One of your better blogs. Razor sharp, and true. I’m an old psych nurse and in all my years of studying history I have never seen such a narcissist/sociopath as we have now. He is extremely dangerous, even just purely from a psychiatric perspective–much less for the fact he’s head of the USA. Elections have consequences and not studying a potential candidate does too. RLH

  • Robert Atwood
    July 25th, 2014 10:50 am

    Great! Your next blog can be on the millions of $ he gives out today after his Central American Summit. What do you have over/under $100 million each?

  • Deborah Lee
    July 25th, 2014 3:11 pm

    Once again, you’ve ourdone yourself! I applaud your aplomb and accuracy! It’s so clear how much of your heart and soul goes into your writing. I thank you for this small piece of sanity I receive every day (although I have to really hunt for it) which reassures me that I’m not completely alone in a sea of piranhanic psychos. Thank you, Greg. I truly appreciate all of your hard work!

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    July 25th, 2014 6:43 pm
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    Thanks, everyone, for the kind comments…. The country is dying and this blog is my piss-ant attempt to try to get others to awaken to the Truth.

  • Joe
    July 26th, 2014 1:16 am

    Greg, how is Conway Twitty doing?

  • Paul Adcock
    July 26th, 2014 5:37 pm

    Greg, we need to stop Obama!

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    July 28th, 2014 8:20 pm

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  • Paul Adcock
    July 30th, 2014 9:27 pm

    Greg, I am wondering if Alisa is a spammer. Her comment makes little sense and she seems to be the only one that has a website link on their name on this page. (Either that or she is a foreigner who can’t speak English that well. Perhaps she is a liberal. They tend to ramble and not make much sense either.)

  • Joe
    July 30th, 2014 11:46 pm

    Greg, you never answered, how is Conway Twitty doing?

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Mega-church music — graceless and baseless, how sweet thou aren’t

Posted by Greg Halvorson on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I heard there was a secret chord, 
that David played and it pleased the Lord. 
But you don’t really care for music, do you?

~Leonard Cohen


Let me begin by saying, no, I haven’t been to every mega-church in America, so I recognize that one, even two, may sing hymns in some form.  I’m skeptical but open-minded to the possibility, just as I’m open to the Loch Ness Monster, Sasquatch, and baby pigeons.  But show me…. Until someone shows me, it’s legend.  Rumor.  Because in my experience, the correlation between mega-churches and “songs” that take longer to sing than to “cross the Jordan” (on a Firestone radial) is real.  … Read the rest »

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  • Paul Adcock
    July 15th, 2014 8:15 pm

    I’m never heard of Our Lady of Liposuction. Were you making a reference to Michelle Obama by any chance? (I don’t know what a Liposuction is, but it sounds uncomfortable and that you’d have to wait a long time to get it under Obamacare.)

    I’m glad that my church has always had hymnals. Our pastor refers to the music that you speak of as “7-11 music” (7 words 11 times).

    Admittedly, the only song I can think of like that though that actually has 7 words exactly is

    “Put your hands up in the air”.

  • Paul Adcock
    July 15th, 2014 8:18 pm

    Who is Bora Bora? (Sounds like a country music star.)

  • Momazilla
    July 15th, 2014 8:23 pm

    I grew up in a VERY traditional church. If a hymn had not been written before 1950, it was “not appropriate” for worship. My father could not even get them to look at Bill Gaither or other, more contemporary, praise songs. There is a Bible passage that speaks against set prayers and “vane repetitions”, that would cover such “music” as you have described. Another church I have attended, play so LOUD that you need earplugs and all the flashing lights give me a headache. (Sometimes I think the ‘Pastor’ thinks he is still in the clubs. There has to be a balance, some contemporary, some traditional. But remember it is not just in church that music has degenerated; just listen to what passes for “Pop music” today. UGH!

  • Paul Adcock
    July 15th, 2014 8:36 pm

    Well, the world has gone to rap “music”. Sad to say, I think I heard some so-called Christian rap “music”. It was “JC is in the house”. or something like that.

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    July 15th, 2014 8:42 pm
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    The First Baptist hymnal has hymns from the 17th century — and they’re beautiful… This country, in too many areas, has lost its reverence for God.

  • Megan urlaub
    July 15th, 2014 11:41 pm

    Every snow flake is created differently , all our finger prints are different , so God does like diversity . I think some things are a matter of opinion and God allows us to have different opinions . Every generation thinks their music is better than their parents music. The best verse I can think of to express my thoughts is in 1 Samuel . Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart. Hope you still want opinions even if they aren’t exactly the same as yours .

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    July 15th, 2014 11:50 pm
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    For sure, Megan — everyone will have their own unique experience and perspective, this just happens to be mine.

  • IamaproudAmerican
    July 16th, 2014 10:13 am

    I only went to one mega church to see their Christmas play. I rather enjoyed it, but I don’t think I could go there on a regular basis as it was impersonal for me.
    My sister belongs to the choir in her baptist church. She sings her heart out and loves every minute of it!

  • Robert Atwood
    July 16th, 2014 10:36 am

    How big does a church get before it’s considered “mega”? I grew up in a church that averaged 100 members every week and I am now a member of a church that averages 520 ish weekly. My current church feels more like family then my childhood church ever did.

  • Greg Halvorson Greg Halvorson
    July 16th, 2014 11:03 am
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    Though the attachment of “mega” to a church is subjective, I think when you start talking about “campuses” – indeed, multiple campuses – and add the “box-feel,” and an awful, loud band, and multiple big screens, and people Facebooking in the pews (during the service) — if you have these, you’re getting there.

  • Imelda Gonzalez Noblett
    July 16th, 2014 11:25 am

    I like what you stand for and what you’re doing.

  • Robert Atwood
    July 16th, 2014 11:33 am

    I like this blog. I forgot to say earlier. My church is large but my pastor does a great job of keeping it a family. Whenever we have needed him or our church family he/they are always there.

  • Natalie Grooman
    July 16th, 2014 4:50 pm

    Greg enjoyed this article. Have experienced first hand what your writing about. Sorry I didnt see a place to reply to this in my email of ypur blog so I emailed you back.

  • cheryl schramm
    July 16th, 2014 5:50 pm

    i go to a church that very much follows the traditional anglican format . our choir which i sing in we sing everything from bach , handel to some of the more contemporary composers. Our organist/ artist in residence is a very talented organist and he plays its unbelievable . yes hammer the ave maria and other pieces like it are beautiful we sing the hallelujiah chorus every easter in the middle of the service and the entire comgregation joins in- yes i said easter it was written for easter as part of handels messiah. there are some more modern peices that are good too and we do mix some in and our humnals are well worn. were not a small church but we arent a mega church either. all of our clergy are very much in tune with the congragation we like to think of each other as family. there is never a shortage of homade foods at our celebrations ( one thing episcopalians do well we know how to eat) which are time well spent w other parishoners talking lol. i think in trying to have something that the mega churches attempts at trying to have something the young people might relate to to get them to attend does lose tge focus on the traditional message of the bible while there is a need to reach out to the young people you cant isolate the older generations or you will lose them in turn finding a middle ground is not easy but it can be obtained.

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