• Stacy Burk

Sitting watching the sunset last night, I realize some people may not understand my posts. People think my parents told me to stop drinking soda when I was a child, but actually, it was just the opposite. I was telling my family not to drink coke, eat margarine or use the microwave. It didn't do any good because they just looked at me like I was a little kid that didn't know anything. It wasn't till many years later, they seen the truth.

When it comes to any decisions in life, you should use your own common sense and stand up and do what YOU believe. Don't just talk about it... do it, be it and live it! Even if no one else is. Because if you're doing something just because everyone else is doing it, then shame on you. It's not easy to go against the grain. I know... I've been doing it all my life. Common sense tells me to not wear a mask because it decreases my oxygen level needed for my immune system. It also tells me I'm continually breathing in my own CO2 and damp air only making a trap for bacteria. It doesn't matter what the news or doctors tell me tomorrow. I'm not confused about it because I have a relationship with the source, which is God. He made me in His image and filled me with His Holy Spirit. I don't sway day to day on my decisions and I can't tell you how awesome it is to have God in my daily life!

Listen, if you see everyone jumping off a cliff, are you going to jump off too? Cause it seems that's how it is in our society. I've never been a sheep. God gave me a brain to think for myself and that's what I've been doing since I was nine years old. I'm not going to run around telling everyone to not wear a mask, who to vote for or anything else. That's NOT my job. My purpose it to help people that are willing to listen and point them to Christ. Because when you have God first in your life... He will lead you to the Truth!

  • Stacy Burk

I'm pretty sure everyone's been made fun of at least once in their life.

At age 9, I looked at a Coke bottle and read the ingredients. I decided it was bad for me and started reading the ingredients on most everything before I bought or ate it. Several years later, I dated a girl that made fun of me for reading the ingredients when I went to the store. That relationship didn't last long.

Since age 9, I've never drank any soda, ate any cake, candy or sweets, never been to a fast food restaurant, never been drunk, never smoked anything and never wore a mask. If any of these things were good for me, I would have been doing them decades ago, because I know what is healthy for me!

Now even though some people laughed at me back then, they're not laughing anymore and I've never changed for anyone. I've always been the cowboy that love his country and the great outdoors.

Though I may not wear a mask, I do put on the full armor of God every day... and I have the discipline and the know how to use it.

  • Stacy Burk

Throughout my life, I've had people ask me to pray for them. I began asking what they wanted me to pray for and what they were doing to fix the problem they were praying about. A few of them said they didn't know what to do except pray. I remember I told a couple of them what they could do to help their situation, but made it clear they had to be very disciplined about it and could be no exceptions. They listened to me and several months later, their health problem was gone. The difference with these people is they took action. They didn't sit back and wait for God to take care of their problem. Now, I don't know how to help everyone and don't have all the answers. But when I am faced with a problem, I first pray about it, then immediately start researching and learning everything I can to fix the problem. I become determined and focused like a fighter pilot!

I remember when I was in school, there was a gentleman that came and spoke to us in the gymnasium. He had no arms or legs. I remember how confident he was and became so inspired by how much he had accomplished in his life. He didn't have a victim mentality or make excuses why he couldn't do something. Instead, he realized all God had given him and took advantage of it. He was so on fire about life and all of us kids came out of there so empowered we felt like we could accomplish anything.

Nitzia and I work very hard and are focused with our photography profession. We don't ask people to pray for us because we know God gives us everything we need to accomplish our goals. We are aware some people do pray for us and we truly appreciate it. I am led to pray for different people at different times. It's important to pray for each other, but it's more important to make sure we are doing everything we can ourselves to fix the problem first before we start asking others to pray. My daily relationship with God means the world to me. He empowers me to overcome and handle whatever problem that arises. He also gives me the wisdom to do the things to prevent problems from ever happening in the first place. Our God is amazing and I don't believe He ever wants us to be led by our fears or feel weak and helpless. God is our Rock, our Salvation. He is the Almighty and created this great landscape you see Nitzia in the picture below. God consistently empowers and inspires us in all our adventures!

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13