Entire country is not in flames

by | May 23, 2018 | Guest Blog

I just returned from Washington D.C. where I attended the Council of National Policy meeting. We heard from a variety of top level government and conservative voices and the sum of the meeting is very troubling if not downright scary.

Domestic terror threats especially to our electric grid system, international threats, leftist threats, cyber war, and corruption in government at the highest level was enough to depress a motivational speaker to suicide.

I spoke with a friend briefly in the hall after hearing one particularly dark panel discussion that mercifully ended with a slight hint of optimism concerning the possibility of Iran’s massive drought creating unrest and perhaps regime change. We grimly looked at each other and said we were thankful for the tiny encouragement proffered at the end.

I received a new cell phone prior to leaving for this trip and for some strange reason it began sending me long since deleted e-mails by the thousands but none of my new e-mails. Then it started erasing my contacts, and if that wasn’t enough it wouldn’t charge the battery more than 25% and would only work for an hour or so.

I ALWAYS take my laptop on these trips, but for some stupid reason didn’t this time, and thus I was nearly void of communitive abilities for the four days I was there. While this might seem to be a small inconvenience to some, it was major to me because I was negotiating two important contracts and didn’t even have the phone numbers of the principles to call and/or respond to their drafts.

So, with all of that on my plate I was in a fairly dark mood when I returned home. Praise the Lord my laptop still contained my contacts and my e-mail worked fine on my laptop and perhaps today I can take my phone back and get it working properly.

Thanks to my laptop working I was able to review the four days of communication that I’d lost and lo and behold I found the following that a friend sent that cheered me up substantially:

“It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn’t in flames . . .

That there are people in this country besides politicians, entertainers and criminals. And they do really good things.”

Have A Great Day! And maybe the world isn’t such a bad place after all.

Proverbs 15:30

Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.

Renowned businessman and serial entrepreneur, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses. His largest business accomplishment to date was the establishment of one of the most successful food service technology companies in the United States, Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million that revolutionized the institutionalized food service market with its innovative software. His last business venture was the development of $40 million Honey Lake Resort and Spa that was built on his 4800 acre quail hunting plantation near Tallahassee, Florida in 2010.

Renowned businessman, serial entrepreneur, and author, Bob Williamson, has achieved national acclaim for his business acumen and philanthropic efforts. All told, Williamson has founded over 20 successful businesses, including Horizon Software International; a company that he sold in 2008 for $75 million. What makes Williamson's accomplishments all the more inspiring is to understand the tremendous personal challenges that he overcame in his early life, detailed in his autobiography, Miracle on Luckie Street and in his success book, Crazy Like Foxes. He shares his inspirational true life story in an effort to provide hope to the hopeless and writes a daily devotional, Words for the Day. In 2012, God began revealing Himself to Bob with a series of revelations to enter the ministry on a full time basis, leading him to establish the Jesus Alliance.