From the Corner Studio comes today's thought


I believe the SINister minister is attempting to buy the very soul of America with 'what's in his wallet' in the coming election.  I believe, God in His Mercy, can save our nation if just Two True Believers will do as He says in 2 Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."  I also believe that it only takes two of God's people to earnestly pray and He will hear that prayer.  I have only prayer to donate to Donald Trump, Mike Pence and the Republican Party.  I believe if there is another True Believer in the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ, who will join in earnest prayer for America, right now, there is no power on earth that can overcome that of a Holy God of the Holy Bible and regardless of all that evil can do, our nation, sinless and unworthy, can be healed.  I believe such a prayer to be the only power that will save the souls of mankind.  I also believe as sinners of a sinful nation, we deserve what we get.  We have strayed so very far from God's Will with avarice and greed and abortion and same-sex marriage and transgender and homosexuality combined with the natural sin nature of human existence, we do not deserve to be heard, but My God has blessed this sinner and His Grace and Mercy has upheld me and forgiven me and saved me and if He can do that, then there is no limit to his blessing of the only nation, "Under the One True God", on earth.  My brother, My sister, whatever you diligently and earnestly pray in your heart, in your own words right now, will be heard in heaven and with God in our corner, who can be against us?  To God Be The Glory!

AMEN


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Sorry to say that I have a bunch of dislikes.  Being set in my ways and apt to make quick assessments of people and events, I find I can get used to 'eating crow'.  These are some of my 'most" dislikes:

Football Teams:

  • Alabama
  • LSU
  • Auburn
  • Philadelphia
  • New York
  • Washington
  • Green Bay
  • Boston

and

  • Liberals
  • Some talking heads who do newscasts and a bunch of commercials along with some celebrities  and most politicians.  Too often I don't like me and, sometimes, family and friends, but that's mostly when I don't like me, donchaknow. 

I do love God and Jesus and Mercy and Grace and rely on them to prevent my dislikes from becoming 'hates'.  David probably wrote this verse from the Holy Bible:

"The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare." (Psalm 25:14-15)

This reminds me that when I look at Jesus and he is God, I am released from the tendency to hate.  That 'snare' is what seems to be the emotional state of mankind.  It isn't easy to 'love' today.  It seems to be 'natural' to live in prejudice where we can't separate the sinner from the sin.  I find with my eyes on God, I can't truly dislike anyone since my sin is greater than theirs anyway.   I don't like others saying "I" so often and just said it a bunch of times right here in this visit.  It's really hard not to.  I'll (said it again) work on it.  Join me if you please.

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, Med/PR'69

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I believe in the one true God who is the creator of all and who has created all of us for his purpose.  I believe I am a sinner, saved by Grace through Faith in the sacrificial death of the one sinless man named Jesus Christ, born of a virgin for that purpose.  I believe the Holy Bible to be the inerrant word of God, dictated by God-inspired and inscribed by men as the one true will for mankind.  I believe what God says in scripture to be the life-manual for us all.  I do not believe God made a mistake in the creation of anyone.  I cannot explain how it might appear that mistakes were made, but I firmly believe, regardless of what problems are present in anyone, that is reason to make that life a beacon of Love of God.   Should I be wrong and should that opinion be something I must answer for, I will stand on it until God reveals a difference.   If you research the Book of Job in the Old Testament, you get a drift of what I believe.  For true believers, regardless of what befalls us in this life, it is reason to be thankful and spend time praising God rather than living in the negative.  We face a crossroad for America today.   There are those who would have us believe that America is ugly and racist.  They go so far as to preach that our Constitution is in need of change.  They aren't doing all this out of love for our nation, but for the simple reason to defeat Trump/Pence and go socialist.   They have succeeded in sending us down a road of destruction with abominable laws.  The ballot box is our only hope. We must open our eyes to the truth!     Prayer for those placed in positions authority should replace maliciousness and hatred.   We are a few weeks away from what I believe to be the most critical election in our history.  Evil abounds and God is not happy.  Parents, schools and churches have failed to do as God wills.   Masses are struggling with the burden of SIN and willful lies.  The minds of our young men and women are clouded with bad teaching in school, at home and at the house of worship.  Only God's People can save us and it's time for constant prayers on humility and repentance.  We are at a crossroad and continuing to the left is not Godly!

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, '69

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Ryan Tannehill and his 4-0 Tennessee Titan team mates celebrate the recent victory over undefeated Buffalo Bills 42-16.  Aggies know Ryan to be a respected former student and dual threat for our team, both as wide-receiver and quarterback, class of 2011.  From Big Spring High School, he walked on campus, donned jersey 17 and put fear in opponents as an outstanding receiver, switching to quarterback as a senior.   Drafted number 8 in the first round of the NFL Draft of 2012 by Miami, Ryan was very successful up until an injury and then dealt to Tennessee as backup to Marcus Mariota.  Mariota was injured in the first half of a game week six and Tannehill never looked back.  Voted "Come Back Player of the Year" by the NFL in 2019, Ryan is the only Aggie quarterback listed on the active roster of any NFL team.  What makes him special?  He's a "BELIEVER" who includes a Bible verse with each of his signatures for fans: "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters." (Colossians 3:23) It hasn't been easy for Ryan, but since he does all glorifying God as his goal, it has worked out and I am certain God Smiles!  Graduates could look for no better role model, donchaknow.  It will be a pleasure to follow his leadership of his team.

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, '69

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What a few dedicated men worked for so very long ago has become a broken system and it breaks my heart.  The Constitution of the United States of America was adequately inspired in its original form.  The sinful nature of mankind has made it necessary for amending.  No law that has ever been passed that does not agree with that of God, is illicit and many are abominations.  Our mistake is allowing too many with a form of legal training to be allowed to represent us.  To be very honest depends and you must realise this to be true.  Over my lifetime, I have been promised action that would make my life safer and assure me of fair play and the problems continue to grow and multiply.  It is all sounding brass and tinkling cymbals.  It is all "Great ToDo About Nothing!"  "Good" men and women get elected to congress and "Bad" things still happen.  The Family of God takes second place to Political Party.  Progressive pressure overtakes Common Sense and the whole reason for public schools is lost in the shuffle for Social Initiative. Law and Order disappears in favour of "Defunding and the Right to Riot"!  We have become a Nation of "Suers".  Our young have been reared with war games, selfies and "Social Studies" instead of "Historical Fact".  Universities teach "America the Bad" instead of "America the Beautiful".  Modern Thinking has replaced Holy Thought.  Body Beautiful has replaced the Beatitudes. Charity has become Big Business instead of the business of the church.  Fractured Family has resulted in abuse of the sick and elderly.  Boys want to be Girls and Girls want to be Boys.  Holy Marriage is rapidly disappearing.  I won't even get into the abominable practice of "same sex".  Churches are becoming social gatherings for entertainment purpose.  Our National Anthem and Emblem are desecrated.  Our boundaries are ignored.  Our elected officials have forgotten their promises and our press has become a joke. Our word is subject to change and 'something for nothing' is quite popular. Duly elected are not to do what is right, but what is expedient.  Men and women who would make a difference are defamed and  subject of maliciousness and hatred.  We get our way and gripe about it.  We don't "Love our Neighbour", we don't even know them. We despise anyone who is successful and praise reprobates.  We glory in another's difficulty and  are jealous of another's success.  We determine another's worthiness by appearance and we stew in our own juices.  We are drawn to tragedy and slow down for a look at accidents.  We want to be 'liked', but have forgotten how to "love".  "Absolute" depends.  (As you read this know it hurts more to write it since it's all about me!). How about we all stop and begin again with a clean heart and walk?

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates  here in my little corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, Med/PR'69

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It's about time we began action against anti-Americans!

"Rep. Doug Collins on Monday introduced a resolution to push for the removal of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi."  I agree totally.  We have allowed subversives to take positions of lawful power and it's simply unacceptable.  It must bind the shorts of Democrats to fault Judge Amy Conan Barrett's confirmation to the Supreme Court.  She and her husband have demonstrated abounding love and above reproach Americanism as a family and her intelligence is on display as she opens her mouth.  I find it abominable that anyone's personal belief is subject to ridicule.  I believe in God and Jesus.  I believe in religious freedom and expression of same.  I will defend to the death another's belief, but to fault anyone for their convictions and religion is UNAmerican, totally.  God gives everyone "Free Will".  We are totally free to do as we will without interference until our action has harmful effect on others.  I believe abortion to be murder: sexual deviation from God's will is a sin and any laws mankind places on the books that opposes that will to be abominations, but we each have that freedom.  I believe the consequences to be severe for those who do these things, but I also believe that to be the business of God.  He is the final Judge and it is outside my control.  I believe to consider any behaviour to be acceptable that violates God's statutes is subject to His wrath.  There is no justification for a person to behave or condone behaviour that harms another and I am totally in support of laws that prevent such, but, as a Christian, I oppose laws that say it is "personal choice".  Socialism is subversive, period.  Welfare is a very dangerous thing since it makes us slaves to others' will.  

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"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11) There us no 'belief' in 'doubt'.  God made everyone of us and his plans for each of us is perfect.  We have been created with degrees of ability, but everyone is born with the necessary ability to complete God's plan.  That's one of the tragedies of abortion.  We are closing in on 100,000,000 missing pieces!  This practice must end.   Not one created by God has been done in vain.  We've messed up, not God.  We've done it our way, not His.  If we believe the SINinster minister's lies, we're about to do it wrong again.  Freedom has a price tag, but it was paid for each of us, thousands of years ago on a cross.  Have you ever considered, from your first breath, what God had in mind for you?   The Prophet Jeremiah said that He did.  Hatred and resentment of others was NOT in it.  We were each born with a very important 'switch' in the 'off' position.  It could only be turned 'on' by belief in God's Greatest Gift and repentance. Too many have remained in spiritual infancy.  In life's course of study, too many have failed to include the most important instruction manual for life. Without knowledge of that truth, we are walking in darkness.  A Fearless Life of Hope and Eternal Security is still at your very fingertips, free right now off the internet.  Get a grip and let's do our part to "Make America Godly Again"!  At our origin, we were not made to be in the mess we find ourselves today. Find out, for yourself, what God's Greatest Gift for us all really is and grab hold. "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11)

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates, here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, Med/PR'69




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When you are asked, "Do you believe in God?"  What is your answer?  There is only one answer, right?  Or, perhaps you might respond, "That's none of your business", and that should end the conversation.  But, I believe in God and I believe it to be everybody's business to know that.  I believe in only one God and everything you and I have and experience is His business.  I believe in the God of the Holy Bible.  I believe that the Holy Bible is God's final word on everything for everybody.  I believe we have made a grievous mistake in ignoring God and His Word and I believe that bears grave consequences.  I believe in Jesus.  I believe that he was born of a virgin.  I believe he lived a perfectly sinless life of love for everyone.  I believe he loved you and me enough to die the 'sin death' so that we could be declared righteous enough to live for eternity with him in Heaven.  I also believe in Hell.  I believe Hell awaits every human being who fails to accept God's Greatest Gift of Forgiveness.  I know that Gift to be the sacrifice of Jesus' life on a cross of shame.  I believe that God created the world and all therein.  I believe God created each of us for a purpose.  I believe that the joy of sex was for the purpose of populating the world with people whose only purpose was to live a glorious life of love and adoration for God and we have failed in that.  I believe that all elected officials are divinely chosen by God for the purpose of serving for the good of us all.  I believe them to be what we deserve and that they are to be respected and supported by prayer.  I believe America to be the only nation whose origin was divinely inspired by God.  I believe, for the first time in history, we are witnessing just how depraved and abominable we have become.  I believe Donald John Trump and Michael Richard Pence to be "Men after God's own heart".  Not perfect, but divinely appointed to bring about revival in America.  I believe the coming election will be the final straw.  I believe EVIL is running wild in our streets.  I believe we have lost our way and it is tragic.  I believe we have been quite acquiescent and allowed Big Government to become our God.  I believe God shudders every time we say our pledge of allegiance.  I believe we have become worshippers of  worldly pleasures and I believe a high price will soon be paid. I believe, in spite of our transgressions, God has not given up on us, yet.  There is still time to correct our mistakes of the past century.   Vote RED!  Return the Trump/Pence ticket to office and make it a majority of Republicans in congress.  Give them, their decisions and appointees, four more years to bring the true, constitutional America back.  Serve notice that they are to clean the swamp and restore Godly laws and statutes.  Watch them like a hawk and should they fail to do as ordered, dump the whole bunch and start over.  What politicians would have us to believe is that governing is a delicate balance of power.  That is certainly true, but the 'power' is in the hands of the governed, should we be brave enough to utilize it at the ballot box.  We must not change to continued Godlessness.  We ain't broke, so leave Trump/Pence for Four More!  David wrote this simple truth about "being Under God", "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him" 

Use common sense about COVID-19 and Do The Right Thing!  Return God, Trump, Pence and Republicans ONLY.  After all, "what the heck do we have to lose?"

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my little corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, Med/PR'69

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The whole world was interested in our President's COVID-19 interruption, counting the hours and then the backlash when he appeared on the balcony of the Whitehouse was negative! POTUS cannot win either way.  Now the Debate Commission has determined that the President might still be too ill to allow the debate to be 'live', so they have set it to be "virtual".  That doesn't sit well with President Trump and he refuses to participate.  He wants to face Biden in person and there is also the suspicion that a 'virtual' setting would possible provide technology that would improve Biden's response with 'coaching-by wire and teleprompter".  Now, the President suggests that the debate be postponed until just prior to the election and Biden's representative find that to be unacceptable.  Since voting has already begun, I can't see any further 'face-off' between the two to be worthwhile.  The 'moderator' system simply doesn't work for me.  I would rather see the two battle it out, face to face, without an umpire.  Put them behind plexiglass shields and let them go at it.  May the best man win.  Of course, Biden would never agree to this and political sensitivity would prevail.  Nothing anyone can say will make difference now.  If the voting is legal and above board without downright cheating, I have no doubt as to who will be victorious.  The parties are so far removed and one is so far anti-Trump, only common sense can save us.  God has made those elected to office to be respected.  He seems to be protecting Donald Trump since before the was sworn in.  Impeachment began to be whispered when the attempt to find collusion.  Impeachment became a reality even though there was no constitutional grounds for it.  Progressives used the power of the dollar to upset Trump's progress I draining the swamp, even to jettison the appointment of two Supreme Court Judges.  Now, comes the question of President Trump's ability to serve due to a bout of COVID-19.  Another circus will come to town as a new lady will be confirmed to replace Justice Ginsberg. After all this negative, Donald Trump has prevailed.  The whole thing is enough to cause me to spit. With just a few weeks until the election, the choice is very simple.  Either we want America to survive or disappear completely.  There is no middle ground.  One thing for sure, there has never been a more pronounced evidence of "GOOD" and "EVIL" than this and the last Presidential Election.

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my little corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, Med/PR '69

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Those of us who are concerned with the spiritual condition of our nation, who are "True Believers", already have the answer.  We simply fail to practice good stewardship of that which God has given.  You want to "Make America Great Again"?  You want to shut the vile mouths of those whose only goal is to destroy America and send us all to Hell?  Are you weary of getting requests to send money to stop the eroding of the very basic reason for our existence?  Do you?  Well, The Power of Prayer beats the Power of the Purse, Period!  Open your Bible to 2 Chronicles 7:14 (if you don't have a Bible, here's what it says: "If my people WHO ARE CALLED BY MY NAME will HUMBLE THEMSELVES and PRAY and SEEK MY FACE and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN will I hear from heaven and FORGIVE THEIR SIN and HEAL THEIR LAND."

We do not have to send money; we do not have to demonstrate and advertise!  IF we are True Christians: IF we believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and made the supreme sacrifice in "Paid in Full" payment for All Our SINS. IF we live a life that Glorifies God in every way, if we do as God would have us do to the best of our ability, then people will come under conviction and hearts will change.  THEN people will have a deep need to love and forgive.  THEN lives will be saved and righteousness will return to politics and the Godly practice of charity for widows and orphans will be taken on by Godly churches and welfare will be no more since everyone will follow God's laws and work for the needs of their family since the FAMILY will be restored because we all have turned from our sinful ways by the power of the Holy Spirit.  And we will still have to deal with the SINister minister and his demons.  That war for our souls will never cease until Jesus Returns. AND JESUS will return very soon.  America has already crossed the line of demarcation!  Donald John Trump must be given another term.  He has proven his worth as our leader already, in spite of all the attempts at sinking his ship by those walking in total spiritual darkness. You who hate President Trump and who are determined to destroy what God has ordained; what is America the Beautiful, YOU will be very sorry! 

Pray with me, right now!  If you don't have Jesus in your heart, simply ask for God's Forgiveness and rely on the power of Faith to overcome the evil of temptation.  

"Dear God, I am a sinner and realise I need salvation.  I need Jesus Christ as My Lord.  I need your power to begin a new life of service and love for my fellow man.  I need a clean heart, God.  I am lost and going to Hell without Hope and I must surrender to Your Will.  I believe in the miracle of salvation and forgiveness of all my sin. Wash me now in the cleaning blood of  Jesus.  Open my eyes to your truth by the daily reading of your WORD!  Thank You Lord, for saving my soul, AMEN"  

Now, if you prayed this prayer, your life will change but it will not be a bed of roses.  The closer anyone gets to the Will of God, the more stressful trials will come at you from the SINister minister and his horde. The best way to overcome is to go immediately to God's Word and find a group of True Believers to spend prayer time with.  A scriptural based fellowship for weekly worship is a good thing.  And pray for me and those who are unable to attend worship.  A phone call to a Bible-based church will provide information.  Pray!  Pray! STUDY THE WORD AND PRAY FOR AMERICA!   Time to do so may be running out.  VOTE RIGHT!

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my little corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, '69


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Why be concerned for souls since the Bible says that most humans will go to Hell?  To some that seems harsh and indicates that God has no love for humanity, but there has been no greater love for another than that afforded by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This blog is intended to point the way for life eternal with God and since the only gate to eternity with him is very narrow.  It is so narrow it only allows one to pass who believes that Jesus lived a sinless life, died a horrible death and is risen today.  He will be returning for his own and those who fail to accept through faith and repentance will occupy a very dark, dismal eternity away from God.  "Family Circle" was my first blog, dating back to 2012.  It was intended to be journal of my life for my family, but it grew to include my extended family of former students.  My life, even though a blessed one, has had pitfalls and detours, but I have always known Jesus and his grace and mercy ha sustained me all the while.  I moved to another blog called 'waterwader' back in North Carolina and internet problems were disturbing, so I began this site just a few months ago.  Why focus on Texas A&M?  Well, I am one!  I matriculated class hours for over fifteen years and the inner disciplinary degree first offered by A&M appealed to me.  I loved my time there and after 20 years living in the Bryan/College Station area, I have returned.  I feel right at home and this blog is an extension of a man lifting the shade and sharing the one way to eternal life with God.  Why Bother?  Well, "Because I Care".  I do not wish to see anyone fail to live in Heaven for eternity.  I do not wish that on anyone.  It is a thrill to share Jesus and regardless of the number of witnesses, I have done as directed.  I am sharing TRUTH and all else is garbage.  

We are engaged in a important spiritual battle for souls.  Good and Righteousness is set aside for carnality.  It is apparent that we are living in "End Times" and that's tragic for so many.  "Bothering" is the only way for me to do the right thing.  Time is running out and life's scoreboard clock is dripping zeroes.  

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates right here in my corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field. AMEN

James G Austin, '69

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There is only ONE God, and this is what He says in The Holy Bible:

"I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “that I am God." (Isaiah 43:11-12)

America was created for the purpose of providing the rest of the world an example of a Godly Nation.  There has never been, and will never be,  another like the United States of America.  The world recognises this and has, for centuries, done everything in its power to change us.  War didn't do it, but what is doing it is our own mistaken tolerance. We are guilty of allowing our destruction from within.  We have failed to preserve our own righteousness by acquiescence. In our effort to be "fair", we have afforded our enemy strength.  Today, we are considering total destruction of America by allowing Socialism to rear its ugly head.  Americans have been lied to in our classrooms and by our media.  We have allowed our precious democracy and independence to be purchased by foreign powers.  We have been 'dumbed down' by Godlessness and totally asleep at the wheel.  We have allowed haters of America to be elected to high office and are now considering placing one of them for the second most powerful position in the world and we are too ignorant to see the truth. God gave us more gumption than that!  No one elected to sit in the Oval Office has ever done more for America than Donald J. Trump and we seem to be oblivious to that fact.  Washington IS a swamp of diabolical avarice and greed and we ain't seen nothing yet if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris take charge.  Tickery and outright lies are taken for fact and the media celebrates.  There has never been better EVERTHING than that enjoyed by all of us right up to the China Virus and no living being could stop it and Donald J Trump is to blame.  How ridiculous!  We are witnessing the first worldwide "Germ" warfare and are believing what the outsiders are saying about the mistakes by the insiders.  How Dumb!  COVID-19 is a perfect example of "Damn if you do and Damn if you don't", and the Democrats will use it to their last breath.  Our President and Vice President haven't failed us. On the surface, we've failed them, but take courage faint hearts.  Read the scripture above again and notice "I, even I, am the Lord, and apart from me there is no savior."  God has given us mental ability to make correct decisions and we are privileged to utilise that privilege at the ballot box.  Don't bite the hand that feeds you!

And that's what I get from My Box of Chocolates here in my little corner studio under the shadow of Kyle Field.

AMEN

James G Austin, '69

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