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Friday, June 12, 2009

Public Arts : Playing on All Seven Strings (2009-05-21)

Public Arts : Playing on All Seven Strings (2009-05-21)

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Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Social Solution: An action Solution focus, not problem orient, way of thinking: Despair

Social Solution: An action Solution focus, not problem orient, way of thinking: Despair

The Thriving of Failure

It is amazing when looking at our system of success; it was instructed to most of us, that in order to achieve success you would need to have positive progress of goals that you have accomplish well. But as we look at the government bail out, we are rewarding agencies for failure. I know that the argument is, if we don’t the economic system will fail and we won’t survive. It is also stated that we need the government to take over, because they know best.
I use to say that if the government ran a business like the private sector that they would be out of business, I guess was wrong. Now we find that the private sector can do bad practice and be rewarded for it by paying out their depts. When I talk about the private business I’m not talking about the backbone of America the small business in which failure mean a close business.
Some of our large corporations are now thriving in failure, at lease for the top 10% and the CEO, some may say this only apply to large corporations, not the individual. As a Minister, Father, Social Worker, and Grandfather rising now four grandchildren, I see people get rewarded for failure all the time. That it is no longer about working hard to achieve success, and for some that you can actual get rewarded for failure. Well we don’t call it failure anymore because we wouldn’t to offend anybody by making this statement of accountability, but I would I also state that failure only come by trying to succeed, if there no reason to try then one could argue there no failure, that they have succeeded in not achieving.
Like the corporations this may only apply to only about 10% of individual, but when I talked to people that work at places like Wal-Mart, they find it difficult to see people with vision card buying things in which don’t seem to help the family. They see this card being use for things like, expensive watches and T- bone steaks, not just one or two, but spend most of the money for these items, when the need of the family is much more than that in which it is being spent on. Other fellow social worker believed that as high as 80% of childcare is fraud, but no one to investigate it.
There are time when we need government intervention, but not for long term care for most of us. If we choose not to try or even care about making effort to success, but expect the government and other to take care of us then we thrive in failure and never able to stand up on our own. We then setup generations not to achieve as well, that one can expect or feel that it is the duty of government to take care of us, and always bails us out.
As a minister of the gospel I will always help people in need, but help them to achieve and succeed, but went we have no expectations just have executes for others then we fail them and don’t understand the strength God has provided for us and this Country.


Elder Bruce Byum LBSW
SocialSoulitionbbynumblogspot.com

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Go fly a Kite (When learning how to be a father)

Flying a kite seems to be easy at first,
When you are trying to get to a height and break the bonds of earth.
There are things for kites you need to setup, in order to fly so their flights will never letup.
The more time you put in your kite; the higher it will soar.
Surely this part can’t be ignored.
Fathering is not so far removed as you see.
On first sight you say that being a father is such a joy and glee.
Then as the night becomes longer, the little one to you that belongs you know will grow stronger.
Yet they seems to don’t understand,
As how you laid out their life’s plan.
If you want your child to succeed,
Spend the time that you will need.
The further you want your child to grow and go,
The more you have to let them know.
To show them what truth is and what should be,
So they will growth up most honorably.
Now surely this can’t be ignored,
then the “you” in them will help them soar and in their heart truth will be stored. By Bruce Bynum©

If Tomorrow Never Comes

If tomorrow never comes, what will I do today?
Will I, make a list of things to do?
Will I, say good-bye to all my family and friends?
Will I, make a will and try to pay all my bills?
Will I, try new foods or something I could explore?

If tomorrow never comes, what will I do today?
Will I, do something crazy or just be real lazy?
Will I, hurt the people who has hurt me?
Will I, kill myself before my time?
Will I, kill someone else because there’s nothing left?

If tomorrow never comes, what will I do today?
Will I, have sex for the last time?
Will I; go fishing trying to catch the big one?
Will I, watch TV and all that it can offer me?
Will I, go to a sporting event, in which I have never seen?

If tomorrow never comes, what will I do today?
Will I, lay in bed until my time comes?
Will I, cry on someone shoulder until the day is done?
Will I, go for a long walks, not worrying about the dark?
Will I, do something daring, so I want seem to be caring?

If tomorrow never comes, what will I do today?
Will I, ask God to forgive me, because I have been out of his will?
Will I, know that heaven will be my home, and have peace within?
Will I, know that Jesus is the way to the Father?
Will I praise Him for today for tomorrow may never come?
MY/Our hope shouldn’t be in tomorrow, because tomorrow is not promised, but we should put our trust in the one who holds tomorrow. That is Jesus the Christ.
By Bruce Bynum©