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.
I really enjoy writing . I am so weak when comes to computers and for the most part all new technology. I have to stay up on it to some degree because of my degree and profession and use fancy dancy machines in our office. Right now as I type these words , I am out of my comfort zone. I have found to my surprise a few out there enjoy my gift and here I share freely hoping these words will find their way to someone who may gather strength from them and live and labor with that hope.
I have spent many hours learning how to set up and maintain this so I could pass on and along a story when it came to mind. I have made many mistakes and have lost hours of work simply because I hit the wrong button.
About 3 weeks or so ago , I got a notice that changes were coming . The company I worked with was being bought out by a new company. I liked the old site and it was simple hence the name. It was easy for old dogs like myself.
Things have not been good and I do not like these changes at all. I am having a lot of trouble learning how to do even the basics and this is my first blog since the switch.
I saw a little jar at the counter of a pizza place a few years ago. It said ,' If your fear change leave it here.' I have thought about that many times since. Life is always causing changes. It seems it is something that will never change.
As I sit here typing in my office, our 3 year old dog ' Skyler 'is in my favorite chair. She is adored by our family and has brought us much joy. This has been a wondrful and welcome change. She is no longer a puppy. Time has changed her as well without her permission as it does with us.
She is loyal and when I turn off the light next to my computer and she hears the click, she will get up to go with me . We click and she trusts me . She will not ask me where I am going or even question why. My plans will will affect her and she will change hers to go with me. Without words, she is teaching me how I should grow and learn to go with the flow of my Lord. Savior, and Master. I find it ironic that as I try to find words to share with you, I am trying to help you grow and we cannot grow without change.
I read one time most of us give God our plans and ask Him to sign off on it. Instead , we should sign our name on the bottom of a blank sheet of paper and let him plan our day and agenda.
Nothing is permanent but change.
Even the animals- the donkey and the ox know their owner and appreciate his care, but not my people Israel.
Things seen are mightier than things heard.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
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.