Sunday, September 16, 2018


I was not driving, but we were on highway 15 North of 
San Bernardio, California in what some call "Cajon Pass", 
if memory serves me correctly.

It was like out of no where comes this small mountain
made out of solid rock.  The picture does not do it justice,
but you get the idea.

I was told it is called "Mormon Rock".
Put any name you want on it, but it sure is
a stand out.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

This was the view out our kitchen window.
The sheep belonged to the neighbor.  But he
has given up on raising sheep now.

My wife and I raised sheep a long time ago.
If you have ever been around sheep, you know
they need a shepherd .  They are not the smartest
animal alive.  Perhaps that is why God speaking
through the prophet Isaiah said;

"All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;"

But the verse does not stop there.  It goes
on telling us what Jesus Christ did for us
when he continues;

But the LORD has caused the iniquity 
of us all to fall on Him."
(Isaiah 53:6 NASB)  

Yes, I like sheep have gone astray.  I
have gone my own way.  But thank God
Jesus Christ went and died on that cross,
in my place so my iniquity (sins) could be
taken away.

Sunday, September 9, 2018


Frankly I am afraid to even comment on this one.
No matter what I would say, I would be in trouble.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

I have a lot of respect for the Chinese people.
Knowing what some of them have gone through
makes me feel like a "wimp".

But if getting poked with needles is Traditional
Chinese Medicine I'll pass.  I'll continue to try
Tylenol, Bayer, Aleve or Excedrin.

Sunday, September 2, 2018


You would have to be a grandfather to understand
this one.  This is one of my grandkids.  And years
ago when this picture was taken, she could boss me
around about all she wanted.  I would have done any
thing in the world for her, if it was not bad for her,
was not illegal and I could.  [Her brother would have
come close also.]

But now, she is in her mid teens.  And it is going
to take a great big "PLEASE" to get anything out
of me now.

What I have learned is that when the kids are 
still "helpless" and "teachable" they can knock
me over with a feather. [I know, when even younger
than that they manipulate you.  They learn that
before they get out of diapers.]  But by the time 
they become "know it all's" - don't bother me.

I find that same thing in life it's self with 
"grown ups".  If they come in acting like
a "know it all" with an overdose of self
esteem and pushing, well forget it.  Go
bother someone else.

There is a place for humility that few
people understand today.

Saturday, September 1, 2018


This is the bridge that crosses War Eagle creek at 
War Eagle Mills.  Yes, it is a one lane bridge and 
you have to wait your turn to cross no matter
which direction you are going.

This is a very peaceful place to be with the creek
running and a water wheel working at the mill.
Some times the traffic gets a little heavy because
of the popularity of the place.  Still it a refreshing
place to visit.

We still have one or two of this type bridge in this
area.  But this is the most popular one.

Sunday, August 26, 2018



Not quite.
This of course is a hollow tree. 
Back in the base of it there is some survival gear.
You know, a machete, fire starting equipment, blanket,
can to boil water or cook in and stuff like that.

It is there if you need it.
It's in Madison County Arkansas.
Now you can find it if you need it.