Love Is

me and the dog

February 24, 2013 | Posted in Faith | By

Love is driving eight hours one way in the pouring rain to see your son at college.

Love is spending the weekend with him. Love is giving him his first guitar.

Love is knowing that you make a difference. Love is cheering his favorite MMA fighter with him, sharing a meal at his favorite restaurant and being proud of his accomplishments so far.

Love is going to the movies with your son and having a great discussion about it afterwards.

Love is learning about pop culture, and his insights from him.

Love is crying like a baby when you have to leave him from the sheer joy of being a father and being able to thank God for it all.

Love is driving six hours back home in the sunshine, being greeted by a rescue dog that thinks you are king of the world and having to clean up after her.

Love is a home worth coming to.

Love is your woman’s smile.

Love is a culinary school trained daughter that prepared a meal especially for you.

Love is in emails from strangers that like your work, saw you on TV, and bless God for you.

Love is music created for your ministry by people that are a part of it, that you have never met but enrich your life, just the same. Hear the tune below.

Love is God– that gives you all this.

 

Love Lifted Me Sarah 22413

 

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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Jungle Love: Show 307 Urban Shooter Podcast

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February 7, 2013 | Posted in Urban Shooter Podcast | By

This week Kenn mixes Black History/American History and Personal History all together with gun rights. But not until Bones Hooks starts it off with a classic hit from The TIME, “Jungle Love.” Carter G. Woodson, and the Great Migration. You are going to get a lot of history in a short amount of time. He shares some candid thoughts about love and thanks those that reached out in love. Interviews with two companies he met at the 2013 SHOT show. Introducing and hoping you will help make http://americangunowner.org a success. “What Color is Your Gun?” from his Pistol Packing Preacher CD. The Maryland Rally against Governor O’Malley’s gun legislation. 43:07 minutes

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Shoot Don’t Shoot?

What would you do if you came home and a naked man was coming out of your childs bedroom?

Why?

 

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The Story Of The Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake kenn Blanchard

December 20, 2012 | Posted in Pop | By

If you checked out my facebook page this week.  You’ll see what some thought was a big hash brown.  Well it is not, it’s a cake.  Let me explain…

My grandmother lived in rural Virginia.  The limit of her indoor plumbing was that water can into the house, cold spring water.  We had to heat the water.  It was third world living with love.  Love so thick you didn’t know how badly off you were.  Even in the midst of this poverty.  There are some treats that defy reason.  I only spent the summers with my grandparents.  During those summers, on a Sunday after church, one of the treats was her coconut cake.  Where she got the coconut I don’t know.  I never thought of it before.  The nearest store was eighteen miles from her house.

Saturday night as we took our baths and prepared to attend church the next day she was baking a cake and Sundays’ dinner.  One of my favorites was the coconut.  It came out the oven lopsided every time.  Looked like a ski slope with snow cascading off the plate.  She put it on top of the refrigerator where it was kept into dinner.

I don’t know if it was the taste of the cake, or not but the love I remember that she put into it has lasted for fifty years.  This Christmas season, my wife surprised me with a homemade coconut cake she bought from someone just as talented as my grandmother.  It meant as much to me.

The cake pictured has roasted coconut on top to give it a different color.  The inside is a basic white cake with vanilla crème frosting.  Special ingredient, love.

It’s unhealthy.  It’s fattening.  It is expanding my waist line.  I love it.

 

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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Highs and Lows of Relationships

mood-rings and the highs and lows of relationships blackmanwithagun.com

September 20, 2012 | Posted in Faith, Urban Shooter Podcast | By

Back in the seventies, there was a pseudoscientific fad where everyone was into numerology, astrology, and biorhythms. Mood rings were popular. Charting biorhythms for personal use was popular in video arcades and amusement areas that provided charts according to your date of birth. Biorhythm programs were a common application on PCs, back in the day.There were calculators that would predict mathematically what would be your highs, lows and median for intellectual, physical and spiritually peaked days. I half believe it.

I think it is more of what you feed your body, intellectually, food-wise and spiritually. None of that mumbo jumbo helps relationships though. Marriage is much more give and take.
Habits affect us. Our environment affects us. The people we hang around with, affects us. I say this as a baseline to remind you that no person is an island onto themselves. Look for the good when shown the bad. Remember the positives when you need to respond. Look for the hidden gems that they have when they hurt you. It’s more than biorhythmic.

It is more than habitual. Habits good and bad can be broken. We are more than the sum of our parts.
Having a good day on the range for example, is often a result of our state before we compete or shoot. I don’t believe in luck. A good marriage for example, is not luck, but love. It has to be a higher form of love than you would give anything other than God. It is higher than a love of wealth, success, friends, family, or a good meal. Love has to keep you when you don’t “feel” loveable. Love has to keep you when you are out of your biorhythm. Love has to keep you when you are disagreeable. You can’t change partners when they let you down, or anger you. They will fall short on you.
Do you quit shooting if you don’t win a IPSC match? No, you chalk it up to it being a “bad day.” It is usually not really the day, but us. It is more like our lack of preparation, lack of practice, lack of sleep, lack of knowledge, skill, etc.
If you are having a bad time in your marriage, it’s the same thing. It’s us. We are rarely in sync. You have two people growing together that started at different intervals. It pretty much looks like a biorhythm chart. Sometimes, the waves match, sometimes they don’t. You have to just understand that people aren’t static. Our issues have issues. To succeed though you have to want to win at all cost as if failure was not an option. You have to believe that you are as inseparable as saltwater and work it out from there. There are circumstances where you should get out but not many. You can survive almost anything.
There will be times when you don’t match, agree, or even like the other person you married. Please understand that that is normal but the difference is that you still love them and will work through whatever is rocking the boat currently. There are no perfect people so there are no perfect marriages. Every couple will have highs and lows and get out of rhythm. You can get closer into sync if you understand that and give the Mulligan (golfing term),when needed.

None of us has it all together. At best we are jars of clay. We are collectively full of all kinds of stuff. And if you are ok now, a decade from now, you’ll come up with something that your partner won’t care for. Remember you should be more of a “treasure hunter” than a fault finder.

 


But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. — 2 Corinthians 4:7

 

 

Pastor Kenn will talk about it some on episode 287 of The Urban Shooter Podcast.

 

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Ten Ways To Improve Your Relationships

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September 6, 2012 | Posted in Training | By

How to Use Conversation to Improve Your Relationship

 

Every relationship has conflict — the key to improving your situation relies on your ability to listen and follow these steps:

  1. Make a date to talk about the problem, choosing optimal time and place.
  2. Ask questions about your mate’s thoughts and feelings first and throughout discussion: “How do you feel about . . . ?” “Are you saying that . . . ?” Allow ample time for mistakes, and a response.
  3. Keep reflecting back as long as your partner shares new info: “It sounds like . . .”
  4. Express empathy and support: “I’m so _____ (happy or sorry) for you.” “I hope that everything goes better tomorrow.”
  5. Agree with whatever you can agree with: (“I agree that . . .” “I can see that . . .”) Alternate/take turns doing steps 2–5: reflective listening, asking questions, facilitate agreement, supportive statements, and positive reinforcement.  Be nice.
  6. Brainstorm and pick a compromise: “Okay, so it sounds like we’ve ruled out ______ and ______, and we both seem to like ______ better.”
  7. Evaluate compromise at a later date and compromise again if necessary.
  8. Agree to disagree or discuss again if you can’t find a suitable compromise: “It seems like we both have strong feelings on this topic, and we’re not going to reach any agreement tonight. So why don’t we just agree to disagree for now, and get together next week — same time, same place — to talk about it again?”
  9. List agreements and leave on an upbeat, friendly note: “Okay, so we’ve decided that we’re going to ______. Thank you for making time to talk about this and for meeting me halfway. I really appreciate your time and effort tonight. I think we did great!”
  10. Be an active listener in this process.  Allow for discussion and conversation to happen.

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Rev. Kenn Blanchard, internet radio broadcaster, online advertiser, veteran, concealed carry activist and harley davidson motorcycle enthusiast shares whats on the minds of hunters and concealed carry permit holders.

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