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Ultimate Victory

April 21st, 2019 Comments off

 

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From what was seemingly the most humiliating defeat in earth’s history, to the most glorious triumph, all in the span of a few days.

 

That’s what a surprising victory looks like.

In the life of Jesus as recorded in the sacred texts, there is an episode that we could all identify with.

Jesus comes to the shore, and with Simon (Peter’s) permission, boards his boat. They push out from shore just a bit, and that wandering Jewish preacher begins to teach to the people listening. When he finished, to thank Simon, Jesus tells him and his crew to go out farther, and lower their fishing nets for a catch, because Simon and his companions were professional fishermen.

Here is how that episode reads in Luke chapter 5, from the English Standard translation from Bible Hub.  When Simon says “Master,” he is speaking to Jesus.

 

4And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.5And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” 6And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. 7They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. 8But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” 9For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, 10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.”

 

Each of us at some point in almost any career one can imagine is about “catching people,” hopefully in a good sense of the term.

A close look at the evidence reflects that our industry is under assault from outside and in.  America is too. If you look at other nations, they likewise have their own woes.

But for those who believe and act upon that faith, the final victory is assured. That’s what this day called Easter and the recent historic events are all about. The rest are the details that makes every life on earth an adventure to be celebrated.

Some of those who resisted or opposed Jesus of Nazareth, or who followed Jesus in secret, went through that emotional roller coaster of His controversial life, Jesus dying a humiliating death, and then His rising from the dead. Some changed, others did not. That’s free will.

The forces of the Roman empire and the local leaders of that era looked to be all powerful.  But in the final analysis, they were not all controlling in the end, where they? The world order of that era was turned upside down by those events in that obscure outpost of a now long gone empire.

 

We at MHProNews don’t claim to have a script as to how the events in our industry and nation will play out. But we believe in that final victory.

Thus, we move on in faith, day-by-day doing reporting and analyzing what the evidence appears to the truth of a given matter.  We plan our moves, in faith. We may connect the dots of a specific event to the larger puzzling picture of the struggle for freedom our industry’s honest professionals merit.

We believe in our affordable manufactured homes, in free enterprise, and we oppose deceptively rigged systems. We believe in the God-given rights of the people. We believe in money honestly earned.

Yesterday, in the Jacksonville newspaper the linked item below was published. They chose the headline, as editors are permitted to do. But the copy was submitted by me. In 300 words, it flips the script on John Oliver.

 

https://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/20190420/letter-affordable-mobile-homes-are-desperately-needed

 

From our family and team to you and yours, Happy Easter!

With no further adieu, let’s look back at the week that was from 4.14.2019 to 4.21.2019.

 

What’s New on The Masthead

The Two Gardens, America, and Manufactured Housing

 

What’s New on MHLivingNews

Mortgage Prison – What Australian Housing, John Oliver Can Teach Americans – Correcting Corruption, Incompetence with Classy Affordable Manufactured Homes

 

What’s New from Washington, D.C. from MHARR

 

 

 

 

What’s New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews

Saturday 4.20.2019

The Blind Leading vs. Truth Telling, Life of Jesus Video

The Blind Leading vs. Truth Telling, Life of Jesus Video

 

Friday 4.19.2019

Start of Passover for Jews, Good Friday for Christians 2019

Start of Passover for Jews, Good Friday for Christians 2019

 

Thursday 4.18.2019

Early PreFab Leader Sears Sues Eddie Lampert, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin for Alleged Billions of ‘Theft,’ Plus MH Market Updates

Early PreFab Leader Sears Sues Eddie Lampert, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin for Alleged Billions of ‘Theft,’ Plus MH Market Updates

“Warren Buffet’s Exploitative Mobile Home Investment” Kori Hale in Forbes Rips Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway’s Predatory Manufactured Home Practices

“Warren Buffet’s Exploitative Mobile Home Investment” Kori Hale in Forbes Rips Clayton Homes, Berkshire Hathaway’s Predatory Manufactured Home Practices

Government Forces Sale of Manufactured Home Community, Case Ruling, Details

Government Forces Sale of Manufactured Home Community, Case Ruling, Details

Insider Tip – “Selling Access” to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Manufactured Housing Institute’s Latest Razzle Dazzle

Insider Tip – “Selling Access” to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, Manufactured Housing Institute’s Latest Razzle Dazzle

 

Wednesday 4.17.2019

Got a Fair Housing Complaint? HUD Awards Millions More in Anti-Discrimination Efforts

Got a Fair Housing Complaint? HUD Awards Millions More in Anti-Discrimination Efforts

‘Revitalization doesn’t have a color or party, it starts in the heart’ Scott Turner, Opportunity Zones Conference, Plus MH Market Updates

‘Revitalization doesn’t have a color or party, it starts in the heart’ Scott Turner, Opportunity Zones Conference, Plus MH Market Updates

Foundation for Action as Fannie Mae CEO Put on Notice for Robust Personal Property Manufactured Home Lending

Foundation for Action as Fannie Mae CEO Put on Notice for Robust Personal Property Manufactured Home Lending

The God Who Sees, Kathie Lee Gifford & Nicole C. Mullen Inspirational Music Video

The God Who Sees, Kathie Lee Gifford & Nicole C. Mullen Inspirational Music Video

 

Tuesday 4.16.2019 

Wells, Chase, Citi Mortgage Lending Plunges, Plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

Wells, Chase, Citi Mortgage Lending Plunges, Plus Manufactured Home Stock Updates

Ross Kinzler Confirms Allegations, MHEC Peer Claims “Association Malpractice;” Member Backstab, MHI Failure Concerns

Ross Kinzler Confirms Allegations, MHEC Peer Claims “Association Malpractice;” Member Backstab, MHI Failure Concerns

Monopolization of America Video, Your Customers, Manufactured Housing, Berkshire News Tip, and You

Monopolization of America Video, Your Customers, Manufactured Housing, Berkshire News Tip, and You

 

Monday 4.15.2019 

Tax Day Infographic, Fascinating Facts At A Glance

Tax Day Infographic, Fascinating Facts At A Glance

What Tiger Woods, Nike Can Teach Manufactured Housing Leaders, Plus MH Market Updates

What Tiger Woods, Nike Can Teach Manufactured Housing Leaders, Plus MH Market Updates

Done! AG Bag$ Manufactured Modular Home Retailer

Done! AG Bag$ Manufactured Modular Home Retailer

Peer Alleges State Execs Crossed Line, “Kissing Ass” Clayton Homes, Manufactured Housing Institute, Back-Stabbed MHI Member Reacts

Peer Alleges State Execs Crossed Line, “Kissing Ass” Clayton Homes, Manufactured Housing Institute, Back-Stabbed MHI Member Reacts

 

Sunday 4.14.2019 

Jujitsu – Last Week Tonight John Oliver “Mobile Homes” Video Fact-Check Revelations

Jujitsu – Last Week Tonight John Oliver “Mobile Homes” Video Fact-Check Revelations

 

 

Why do you look for the living among the dead? 
He is not here, but has risen
.” – Luke 24:5

Once more, with thanksgiving, happy Easter.

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Beautiful, Harsh, Priceless Realties from a Master Builder, Monday Morning Marketing, Sales, Meeting

November 19th, 2018 Comments off

 

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There can be a bit of fun at times saying something that others think is politically incorrect. Because sometimes politically incorrect things need to be said. They are essential in debunking today’s inconvenient truths, so you might as well enjoy doing it.

 

Because there’s plenty to debunk.

For example.  On social media, it’s common to find positive thinking ‘uplifting’ and ‘feel-good’ messages. Many of us have shared, read, and enjoyed them. Among them are variations on the following theme.

 

If you keep and hold positive thoughts,
then positive thoughts and
positive things will come back to you from others.’

 

At the heart of every error one can often find a kernel of truth. That’s the case with the above. So, what follows is what refutes – but also clarifies, and painfully confirms – the above.

Jesus of Nazareth was a carpenter, more precisely in the Greek, a tekton, a worker in stone and wood. He likely built housing, as well as furnishings, tools, and such. In fact, one of Jesus’ parables was about building a home on a proper foundation. Because, as the Nazarene explained, a house with a faulty foundation can readily collapse.

 

The Proper Foundation

The right foundation is a key to much in life, not just home building. When someone is building on misinformation, for example, the higher the degree of misinformation, the lower the success rate will tend to be.  I’ve seen and visited numerous sales centers and communities that did so much correctly, but were underperforming.  Sometimes, only a few things – often in the mind or will – that some might think little were missing.

Billions globally profess some level of belief, however imperfectly, that Jesus was both a human and Divine person. This God-Man, admittedly an affront to the faith of some others, was said to be sinless, perfect.

That perfect person taught love, forgiveness, and charity in its original sense. He greeted others with “Shalom,” ‘peace be to you,’ which has its Jewish and Muslim variations. In the ancient Hebrew sense, “Shalom” was a prayer or wish for all that is good – more than peace – it meant the blessings of good health, spiritual, social, and financial.

So, follow along.  Here’s this perfect person, Jesus, who:

  • healed people,
  • encouraged others to be their best,
  • corrected those who erred,
  • never harmed another soul,
  • held the powerful of that time and place to account,
  • feed the hungry,
  • taught mercy and forgiveness,
  • forgave sins,
  • and taught others to do the same.

How was this Jewish Carpenter – a tekton, a builder like many of our readers – greeted by His contemporaries?

The reactions were mixed. Some adored Him, others despised Jesus, and others still played ‘wait and see.’  Human nature is now what it was then.

In the end, that perfect person – who by definition had perfect thoughts – was put to the most horrific death then known to mankind. That’s where that social media meme paraphrased above fails.  Jesus crime? To speak His Truth to earthly power, and not back down from it.  Christians surprisingly often forget that Jesus overturned the tables of the moneychangers. He was strong, a tekton, a man’s man, not a milquetoast. 

Jesus was disruptive.  He had friends, enemies, and those in between.

He challenged the status quo, but the adult from Bethlehem didn’t do so with what we’d normally think of as weapons.  Because the weapons the Nazarene used were words and deeds.

Back to the paraphrase above from social media. Those who sincerely believe that if you send out good thoughts, that they will automatically come back are both right and wrong. The perfect example is Jesus. He suffered and died for those good thoughts and actions. But then and since, billions believe Jesus was raised from death, and in time, ascended into heaven after showing numbers of others that death isn’t the final word.

There is no victory without sacrifice. In the gym, they say, ‘no pain, no gain.’ That’s far closer to the truth than the notion that nice thoughts alone will save the world.  Nice thoughts, must be followed by the proper deeds.

 

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The first job for each of us is always the hardest, and it is always ourselves, and done interiorly. We work must work on our own understanding. We must strive to discover the true and the wonderous. We must work on our own weaknesses.  That takes humility, as the followers of Jesus learned.  To do that, we need God, but we also need each other.

From the penniless to the world richest man, all of us will someday die. That’s not negative, its reality.

What do we do with this gift of life between now and then?

If we think that something good will happen without sacrifice, that sounds like a nice meme on social media, but at that simplistic level alone, it would be mistaken.

Please check back to see the Masthead later today or Tuesday, because it very much relates to what individuals and locations in our industry must do to reach their potential and thrive.

But suffice for now this point. That everyone in management, sales, ownership, executive, investor, public official, or whatever level you care to think of must ponder.

Pretty words without their proper deeds can mask a harsh reality.

Noble, honest words matched by honorable deeds will in time achieve the greatest reward. But that never happens without time, effort, and sacrifice. That’s the ultimate lesson. With the right foundation, with proper understand and effort, we can achieve good things, even if it does require some pain and sacrifice, because it will.

 

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That’s reality. And it’s beautiful. Learn and do what’s right, because more often than not, you’ll benefit others, and by doing so, you will profit yourself and so will the world. Integrity is the foundation for sustained success. But that doesn’t mean you won’t suffer some for it along the way.

 

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Let’s be clear.  Martin Luther King Jr. was a man, and he had his flaws and errors too. But he also helped change the nation, by standing up for specific principles. Many of those principles were predicated – built on the foundation – of faith and sound reason. The lesson is you don’t have to be perfect to do good, and help improve the world. Start wherever you are.

 

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