Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow; He would search for pearls must dive below. John Dryden
Every single person on the planet can do this... all except you.
Please do not let this news give you the blues because there is something else that only you can do.
What is it? Answer ( at bottom of this page)
Why do I call this started? In my chosen profession , I have to take many hours of CE (continued education) to keep my license current. I take classes online sometime, but most are in larger group settings.
Take a look at the word, started. Now lets think of it as start ED. This word has always stood out to me. Education not about the word ,star but the fact that Jesus's life was anounced prior to his birth by a star, and ended on a cross(a little t).
Ok you are saying what has this have to do with me? The day to day is our CE. Tomorrow is just around the bend in the river of time .Sometimes we can learn things from fellow sojouners. We are learning each and everyday new things sometimes even things about ourselves .
Cairns are stacked rocks. They are often used to mark a trail showing someone has been on this trail and path before. There is something there that most do not realize as we walk by. They took a few minutes of their time on the behalf of others . They were trying to help !
Please look at the first picture you saw on this website. See now you know what those stacked rocks mean and what they are called.
I love books , reading , and words. I am a writer. I check eyes during the day. I then use the money to buy food and other needs for my family.
Along the way , a funny thing happened. I found much to my surprise a few enjoyed my style. A few books were sold here and there and that has led to more writing.
I will take speaking gigs from time to time but at heart, I prefer writing. I am inspired as well as surprised when someones shares my efforts have blessed them and they look forward to my next book. Many pastors have told me the will often go browse my books to obtain fresh and new insight as they prepare their own sermons.
I am not rich by any means in money that is, nor am I famous. In fact I often kid about writing a book on how to keep from doing both . It seems that I have that down pat!
All kidding aside, I have found great joy in writing. Many and most of the funds we take in are used to make money to feed the kids who are without food and shelter.
It would be an honor for me if you would like to tag along with me on my journey. by no means do I have it all figured out. I am on a quest to learn and am eager to share I have picked up along the way.
I have prayed for a long time to have a place where I could teach . I will do my best to speak about what I feel God puts on my heart and enjoy the freedom that many who teach these days do not have.
There is nothing in this world we can talk about that is not under God's reign and power regardless if the secular world knows this or not!
Jesus's work is finished... ours... not the case. I want to show you how we can all pitch in and make a difference using our gifts, time and talents while we are here.
I love were we see Jesus on his first recruiting trip.He was picking up two sets of brothers along the shoreline.
Peter was his first round draft pick. Jesus wanted to teach these seasoned fisherman how to fish for people. When they went with him ,they had to say so long to things they longed for. I find it very interesting that they had to leave the shoreline as well they they were to learn the deeper meaning of life as they followed
Him. So is it the case with us as well.
Someone once said it is better to light a candle than to cuss the darkness. I feel we all know our nation is in trouble and we need to do something. This world is in darkness and is getting darker each day. In faith, I raise my candle. If these words( my little light) have shed a little light to help you on your path, my prayers have been answered!
Let's see where this goes!
Everyone can see your eyes except you (without a mirror) and only you can
look through them.
See? Learned something already! ;)
As you come up our drive and after you cross the small creek,you pass between two field stone
pillars that match the stones on our home. There is a light atop both of them . Right now, one is green and the the side is white. The green light is to show support for all the people who serve our military as well
as those who have done so in the past.
At Christmas i hang white lights along the 4 rail horse fence. We change the white one to red and
The entryway is good to go. The placement of the red and green has a reason behind it as well.
It may seem to be be random but Iassure you is not the case.
On a plane the red light is always on the left side and the green is on the right side. green and right both
have 5 letters and this was how I was taught to remember as a boy. This applies to boats as well.
Our oldest son, Josh, is a navel aviator. He and his wonderful wife , Christina, are a week or two from going
to Japan. They have lived in several places over the last few years. They lived in Fallon Nevada
most recently and we were blessed to have all of our boys and their girls under our roof and together
Since they aproached our farm from the west the right light was green and the left one was on the left
came home. When they were out east in Va it was the reversed. Japan is on the other side of the world
so I am not sure what I will do. I have not stepped it off but am told it is about as far east to west as it is
west to east.
God is a concerned loving Father who loves you so much! He has made a way for you to come
home through his son Jesus. The porch light of heaven is on . You have a green light my friend.
Because of the red blood of Jesus ,your sins are forgiven . Your approach is cleared as well as all your sins.
As far as the east is from the west,so far has removed our transgressions from us.
Yesterday I went out to check on the horses. It has again been vey hot here of late and a daily chore
to top off the water troughs will cool clear water.As I make my rounds the horses ususlly get excited when they hear the sound of our old red ATV. Because this vehicle usally has horse feeds as well as carrots, we c call it "Chuck" short for chuck wagon .
There is a mare and two young ones in the south pasture. I whistled and they did not come. I banged on the
red tubes on the gate with the scooper. It makes a sound that sounds like a hillbilly dinner bell. I had seen them the evening before and knew they were ok. I surmised they had found a place with a breeze and had it made in the shade.
I set the bright orange bucket filled with feed and carrots in front of the gate. This bucket was a physical reminder for me to "lets do this later". I had some mowing to do and that filled several hours of the afternoon. I kept looking down at the water tank seeing they had not yet drank from it and for the first time became a little concerned.
I went down to the gate and did the two tone whistle my dad taught me. I do this in honor of him and have taught my sons to do the same. They all would turn and prick up their earsand know it was me if I did this even in a crowd.
I banged again on the gate and in no time flat heard the three of them flat out running as hard as they could
go. They seemed happy to see me and even more to see Chuck .They were breathing heavy as they devoured their snacks.
My friend I believe God is calling all of us. As we read Scripture, we learn he calls us all differently . Many people tell me after I speak that I missed my calling. I would quite my practice and enroll in seminary school tomorrow if I felt in my heart that is what God wanted for me. I answered my "call to the see" many years ago. I love the interaction I have with patients for the most part. I never would have believed God would and could could use me to write these stories for his glory.
He has blended and used the very things I love and hold dear such as horses, hunting , and rivers . I am often very surprised at how stories and lessons come together in such a way that I know it is not me but him working through me. Here is the exciting part, he wants to do the same with you. You may not be called to write or do eyes but you are being called . What do you do that gives you joy and satisfaction? There is your best clue in regard to what God is calling you to do.
I pray that at times this website feeds you. I write for all God's people and not just those who gather under the steeple. All I know is when I do this with the hope of pleasing my Savior, it just feels so "write"!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
When you empty yourself, God rushes in.
For the man who prays in his heart ,the whole world is a church.