My last post had stinging in it. (See Scorpions.) This one does to, of a different nature. So it's time once again for another tale from the ranch! Back in 2012, we were working on putting in a french drain for one of our springs on the ranch. Along the backside of the hill where … Continue reading Stinging nettles
Rest easy, dear readers, this is NOT another tale from the ranch! But it does involve scorpions! (So reader discretion is advised.) Scorpions are predatory arachnids. (ie: spiders!) They have eight legs, and are easily recognized by a pair of grasping pincers and a narrow, segmented tail, often carried in a characteristic forward curve over … Continue reading Scorpions
I had a conversation with a lady recently that really made me think. She mentioned how when she received a bad health diagnosis, the nurse in the room came up to her and put her arm around her. The woman got mad, thinking she didn't need anyone's pity, and angrily left the room and walked … Continue reading Solace
It just slipped out!
I recently had one of those situations, where I was caught up in the moment, and the words just slipped out of my mouth. But I was not embarrassed by what came out. I was outside shoveling snow. It was so peaceful and quiet, and I was just quietly praising God. I got so caught … Continue reading It just slipped out!
Practice makes perfect
When you want to get it right, it pays to do a trial run. Practice makes perfect. That's why this post is exciting to me, and hopefully to you as well! Passover Sunday and Easter Sunday, my pastor was teaching on the timeline leading up to Jesus going to the cross. It was fascinating how … Continue reading Practice makes perfect
No big surprise, but anxiety has been around for a very long time. In 2004, Patrick Mc Ginnis coined the term FOMO. The Fear Of Missing Out. It has become more prevalent thanks to social media. It is characterized by a desire to stay continually connected with what others are doing, thinking they are having … Continue reading FOMO
Sometimes, life stinketh
Freshly baked bread, warm chocolate chip cookies, hot apple pie, and pizza. These are comforting, inviting smells. Sadly, this post is not about that. Warning: Stop eating before you read this part. Scientifically speaking, decomposition of the internal organs begins 24 to 72 hours after death. Three to five days after death, let's just say … Continue reading Sometimes, life stinketh
You know those little coincidences that are actually the Hand of God?Well I had one of those the other day. I walked over to a church a block from my office, to get a copy of the June Our Daily Bread devotional because minedid not come in the mail. (I guess whoever got it is … Continue reading Standing Up
Go ahead, bring it!
Just letting you know right up front, I'm fully expecting to be the recipient of some nasty feedback on this post. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. Only six chapters into the Bible, the Lord saw the extent of human wickedness, and that the trend and direction of mens' lives … Continue reading Go ahead, bring it!
“I pity the fool!”
The title of this post was catchphrase of Mr. T. He is an American actor, television personality, and retired professional wrestler. He is known for his roles as B.A. Baracus in the 1980s television show The A-Team. He is also known for his distinctive hairstyle inspired by Mandinka warriors in West Africa. He is also … Continue reading “I pity the fool!”