This is a saying in the American West which describes a person who is all talk and no follow through. They are unable to back up their words with actions. Just because you are wearing a cowboy hat, it doesn't make you a cowboy. Or just because you are wearing a cowboy hat does not … Continue reading All Hat No Cattle
In my last post, All-in, I mentioned playing poker for pennies. What's so special about pennies? Well I'm glad you asked. In the United States pennies are the smallest unit of currency equal to one cent. 100 pennies equals $1.00. But did you know that it actually costs 2.41 cents to make one penny? Why … Continue reading Pennies
This is a term used when playing poker. It means that a player has put the last of their chips into the pot at the center of the table. When a player is “all-in”, they can not perform another action because they don't have any chips left. By pushing “all-in”, you have committed everything on … Continue reading All-in
I try to count my blessings with regularity. It takes my mind off the negative and focuses on what positive things I do have in my life. I have been taking it to a new level lately by witnessing what I am using in a day. Here is my list. Electricity. In 1938, 81 years … Continue reading Things I’m grateful for
Raise your hands high so I can see! That's what I thought! I love bacon too! So when God told the people of Israel they could not eat swine, I imagine their sadness of no longer being able to eat bacon. Pork was set apart as a forbidden food, and any who ate it would … Continue reading Who loves bacon?
I learn some pretty valuable lessons while doing chores at the ranch. Not a whole lot else to do but pray and think while I'm filling up three 75 gallon tubs with water, for five cows we have sectioned off from the rest of the herd. It actually started when I was watering the chickens. … Continue reading I’m clear flowing water
Sit back, relax while I astound and delight you with my vast and extensive knowledge of Latin. (Feel free to insert laughter here.) Carpe diem is a Latin phrase usually translated as “seize the day.” Coram deo is a Latin phrase translated as “in the presence of God.” It summarizes the idea of Christians living … Continue reading Carpe Diem