“Don’t Be Tricked”

Every magician knows that the secret to any magic trick-from pulling a rabbit out of a hat to making a coin disappear-is really quite simple: distraction. All the magician has to do is focus our attention on something that seems important but is really unrelated-the waving of a wand or a flurry of fingers. Meanwhile, the trick is taking place on the side, and we don’t even notice it.

This kind of sleight of hand is entertaining, but unfortunately today’s world is full of similar tricks with more serious consequences. Despite our best intentions to accomplish worthy goals, we get distracted or even deceived and expend our energy on less important pursuits.

So many things cry out for our attention. The world tells us that money and fame, power and prestige are what count in life, and so our careers and ambitions might distract us from family and friends. Society seems at times to reward the dishonest and immoral, and so we may be tempted to compromise our core values.

If screens and cell phones keep us from looking into the eyes of our loved ones, we have been distracted. If ball games, tee times, and workouts keep us from spending time with the people who matter most, we have been distracted. If shopping sprees and the latest fashions keep us from seeing into someone’s heart, we have been distracted. Deceptions and misdirections come in many forms, but they all have one thing in common: they threaten to confuse our ideals and put at risk that which we hold most dear.

Don’t be fooled by the tugs and pulls and flashy tricks of the world. We are less likely to be distracted if we are wise and attentive and put first things first. Some things simply stand the test of time and deserve our best energy and effort-and others don’t. If we will judge our activities against the standard of our highest aspirations and noblest purposes, we will accomplish our most important goals, and we will recognize life’s tricks for the distractions that they are.

What do you seek?

“No, God does not need us to love Him. But oh, how we need to love God! For what we love determines what we seek. What we seek determines what we think and do. What we think and do determines who we are—and who we will become.”” — Dieter F Uchtdorf

Wrong Place!

“If you’re looking for the next big thing, and you’re looking where everyone else is, you’re looking in the wrong place.” – Mark Cuban

Get over yourself….

Disappointment ALWAYS happens on the journey to success. Get over yourself and Keep moving forward! FEAR NOT! – There is a tomorrow!

A Salute to Ammon The Sniper

The reality of war – from a great Marine sniper’s point of view. This was a firsTVision Entertainment production. We started in 2005 and captured the daily life of a Marine in Iraq. The distribution company was Cube International, marketing the program. Sadly we just could not get the final funding in time to complete the undertaking. The war was becoming a nightmare and the hearts of the people turned against the war not giving their support for the military. We at Firstvision support our military and that was the reason for this undertaking. America has changed, well, no it is the government that has changed and taken us in a path that will lead to our destruction, the nation has become divided and we hope something can bring us back to the basics that made this country great.

Watch the promo and see what Iraq looked like and how the military was greeted by the common people and especially the children.

The Pearly Gates!

Saint Peter is sitting at the Pearly Gates when two guys arrive wearing dark hoodies and sagging pants.
St. Peter looked out through the gates and said, “Wait here. I’ll be right back.”
St. Peter goes over to God’s chambers and tells him who is waiting for entrance.
God says to Peter, “How many times do I have to tell you? You can’t be judgmental here. This is heaven. All are loved. All are brothers. Go back and let them in!”
St. Peter goes back to the Gates, looks around, and lets out a heavy sigh.
He returns to God’s chambers and says, “Well, they’re gone.”
“The guys wearing hoodies?” asked God.
St Peter responds; “No. The Pearly Gates.”