This video (in the link provided at the end of this paragraph) where this young man literally gave the shirt off of his back should provide proper perspective for all of you (meaning me too) who are so uptight about this election, the racial tensions of late, the threat of war, etc. https://youtu.be/op_lQ4QNoMo

It’s okay to prepare and work on these things (they are important) but while remaining aware of them, praying about them, or even doing your “worldly” best to do something about them always remember what our FIRST mission is….simply to love people and preach Christ Jesus to them mostly by showing them His love THROUGH our actions as we allow Him to work through us.

I am guilty at times for focusing so hard on the “issues of the day” (nothing wrong with this btw) and so are many of you but God is not sitting in Heaven mad at us about is focusing on these things but we MUST also not be so blinded by them that we lose sight of our most important mission and miss opportunities to help people and improve their “human condition” so thatJesus and His perfect heart can be seen by them and the rest of the world also.

Help someone today.  Be a light for Jesus so that people may be drawn to Him through you. Pray for those that have offended you and that YOU have offended (even in todays horrible political and racial climate).

Lastly, remember to love those that hate and despise you just as you love those that you love dearly for Jesus loves you that way when you were a mere sinner and on death’s highway instead of the current road that you are on towards Heaven and our Father God through Jesus Christ.

I love you and the Master does too for we are one and you are one with us dear brother and sister!

Be blessed and have a Jesus-filled day!!!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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I love this video from #Goalcast featuring Mr. Les Brown so I wanted to share it on he blog with my story along with it.

Much like Mr. Brown is saying in this video I tell my kids in my Urban Rangers inner-city class that I as a kid was labeled “dumb”, “wouldn’t amount to much”, “stupid”, and a whole other host of names and since people who I looked up to were calling that I believed it.

I then would tell them of how when I got into the Army that one of my mentors Staff Sergeant Crabtree asked me to do something and I basically like Mr. Brown here told him that I couldn’t because I was “dumb” and he told me to NEVER call myself that again.

Years later another Sergeant…Sergeant First Class Richard Wicker looked at me one day and said “why aren’t you taking college classes?”

I said “because I barely graduated high school and because only smart people go to college”.

Much like SSG Crabtree SFC Wicker wouldn’t allow me to quit and he pestered me until one day he said “if you take just one semester I will leave you alone but you are smarter than a lot of people who are going to college that you lead as an non-commissioned officer.”

So begrudgingly and full of fear I signed up and went to my first class and as I looked around the class I realized that men and women that I taught how to be good soldiers were also taking classes and I figured that I knew their work ethic which in many cases was not as good as mine so I figured that as long as I worked hard that maybe I could do this thing.

Point is that I didn’t believe in myself because people had spoken negative words over my life and if someone does that long enough the person that it’s being spoken to can and often will end up believing them like I did.

BUT…God can/will often bring along people that will speak positive things into your life as these two men (and others) did and IF you receive them you will begin to cancel out the negative that has been spoken over your life and begin to do positive things.

This video brought this back to memory so I felt like I had to share.

Be careful of what you say and how you say it to people and ensure that you never call someone “dumb” or “stupid”.

Resolve to speak positive words of affirmation to people and much like fertilizer when applied to a plant watch them grow!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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I saw this pic from when my wife was battling cancer and it reminded me of that time and how her courage helped me be strong for her.

She is well now but it was so beautiful that I had to share it and it reminds me that I’m not always as appreciative of her that I should be.

As I look back at the photos during that time they took me back to the fear that I as a man who is used to being strong and who fears almost nothing had during that time and i can look back through the prism of time and see God’s hand on the whole situation.

During this time that the enemy tried to use to “steal, kill, and destroy” us this event only served to make us and our entire family stronger and develop an even greater trust in Jesus as His perfect peace surrounded us and assured us through the fear that we felt during those days.

I am stronger man because God blessed me with her and I love you @mstracyg more each day!

Ron “Big Black” Garrett #ronbigblackgarrett #cancersucks #Jesusheals

Gallery  —  Posted: June 8, 2018 in Articles, Religion
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Where I work at I have to do “rounds” around our complex to ensure that all the property is safe and secure.

Today as I walked the perimeter enjoying the sweet sunshine I looked down and noticed my shoe untied.

I thought to myself “dang!!! Well…I’ll wait until I finish rounds so that I can sit down and take care of that darn shoe!!!”

I walked about another 20 feet and then thought to myself “wait a darn minute as I looked down at the shoe. I can tie that thing right now!!!”

I then started literally laughing out loud because though I have lost 70lbs since being on keto I guess my mind automatically went back to those days when if my shoe was untied that I’d have to sit down and hold my breath to tie it because my stomach had gotten so big.

So after a good, long laugh (I bet my co-worker was looking at the security monitors saying “what’s wrong with him? Why the heck is he slapping his leg and laughing so hard?”) I bent over, ties the darn shoe and continued on the completion of my duties taking the long way around as I do all of the time now (STILL would rather lift my heavy weights than do cardio 😂 but I can run again if I want to so there).

So far removed from that dude but even now the mind still has a trick or two for the Big Black Dude! 😂

Ron “Big Black Garrett

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Discipline doesn’t always bring you to a pleasurable state. On the contrary discipline quite often means pain and lots of it.

Yet if you stay the course and remain disciplined in all that you do you will reap rewards and a harvest that will endure a lifetime.

If that discipline is in Christ Jesus the reward is eternal and even more beautiful!

Be blessed today and choose to be disciplined in all that you do!

Ron “Big Black Garrett.

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In a forum that I’m in a person asked if they should go back to eating how they did before Keto once they reached their weight loss goals…my response of course:

“If you found out for years that everytime you went over to someone’s house that they were putting rat poison in your food and it was slowly killing you would you continue to go to that person’s house and eat their food?

It’s no difference with “carbage” as it treats the body overtime much like rat poison would if you ingest it…IT KILLS YOU!

Why go back to the food that is killing you?

I’m not saying that you cannot have some of it from time to time if you are in “maintenance” or if your are not metabolically damaged BUT AGAIN…WHY?

And to address the question “what about having a little bit of what you ate before?”

You wouldn’t suggest that an alcoholic have a little to drink would you?

Well, a huge majority in his forum realize that they got where they are because they were addicted to food, sugar, and or carbs and in that vein having “a donut” could send them back down the road that could kill them. If a person does not have that issue then go for it but again…why?

Lastly, for some people like myself pizza and donuts over time WAS killing me and many others so YES it’s like rat poison to the metabolically damaged and I WAS A BODYBUILDER who knew how to eat

Your HEALTH NOT WEIGHT should be most important since in reality a number on a flipping scale is irrelevant and can go up or down by as much as 10-15lbs due to sodium and water alone AND I’ve found in my research and study that if you take care of the body that weight and body composition normally over time takes care of itself.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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Gallery  —  Posted: May 30, 2018 in Articles, keto
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Death and disease knows no “color”, shows no concern about or gives deference to a certain “race”, and both are equal opportunity killers.

It doesn’t matter if you are rich or poor, straight or gay, famous or infamous, good or evil when they come “a calling” you are forced to answer the door and face them.

You then have choices to make…either face them or run and hide.

You were created to face and fight these foes and the battle starts when you open your pantry and your refrigerator doors.

What one eats…how one fuels the body is paramount in fighting the ravages of the enemies that death and disease are.

So I encourage you today on this day that we recognize our fallen heroes who chose to stand, face and fight the enemies of our great nation to stand, face, and fight these two enemies of yours with the weapon that they fear the most…PROPER FOOD!

You are worth fighting for! So fight the battle as if your life depends on it with all that you’ve got for it quite often does.

Call on Jesus who is the Name above all names not only to heal you but to also give you clarity, direction, and strength as you journey to better health, fitness, and weight/fat loss.

Be blessed and peace to all of my brothers and sisters in arm who have fallen in battle fighting the “good fight”.

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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Gallery  —  Posted: May 28, 2018 in Articles, keto, Religion
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Choose wisely as how you choose is often where your focus will be for the duration.

This reminds me of another hard choice that many of us have to make daily and that is to love people who seemingly hate use or want to do us harm physically, mentally, or spiritually.

We have a choice to live by our own desires OR to live in obedience to Jesus and do what is sometimes very hard and that is love the unlovable.

I choose LOVE!!! (Although I do postulate that that there are many a day that I have to go off and pray so that I don’t slap the spirit out of someone!!! Don’t judge me!! 😂. )

I leave you with this:

Matthew 5:43-48: But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’

Ron “Big Black” Garrett

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Gallery  —  Posted: May 27, 2018 in Articles, keto, Politics, Religion
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