Monday, June 28, 2010


I didn't do it.
It just happened.

We stepped out
from eating lunch
and there it was.
Big as day. Right
in the middle of
every thing.

Like a miracle.

It might have been
the "big bang". But
if it had, we would
have heard it.

More than likely it is proof of evolution.

It started off as a truck and evolved into a LPC. (Lady's Personal
Carrier.) No thought. No designer. It just happened. You know,
forces working together indiscriminately producing stuff.
Simple stuff like mankind, birds, trees and snails. All just an accident.

Mam. That's not a slam at you. You put a lot of thought into that
truck and made it something you are proud of. My slam is at those
bloated big heads that don't want to acknowledge God. Just used
your truck as an example. You certainly have one of a kind. Not
another in the world like it. Thanks for letting us see it.

It's O.K guys.
It has a lady's
name on it.

But I still tried
to not get too
close to it.
(I did not want
to pollute it.)

Mam. I hope you
get a lot of enjoyment
out of washing,
polishing, cleaning,
dusting and detailing.

But what can it

Now here is a man's
truck. One that will
haul something.

Proud of all that
rust under the
doors and else
where. It just
happened with
out any help from

This thing hauls;
  • motorcycles
  • chicken feed
  • motorcycles
  • rabbit feed
  • motorcycles
  • brush
  • motorcycles
  • rocks
  • motorcycles
  • plants
  • motorcycles
  • lumber
  • motorcycles
  • and much more.

Which one do you think cost the most?
Which one do you think does the most work?
Which one do you think takes the least of a persons time?

Just a thought.

Monday, June 21, 2010


Yes. It is a
fake cannon.

This is the one
that a few
weeks ago
I told you we
could not get
to fire. Then
it would not
"boom", just
flame out.

As mentioned
then, the Lord
helped me
correct each

Here it is about ready to roll out of the shop.

And below, it's final resting place - maybe.
That depends on the wife and her flowers.

A fake cannon to be sure. But, even it were a real cannon,
it is poor protection. It's right out side my bedroom
window. But what about the other side of the house?
Or when I am asleep? Or heart attacks, disease, stuff
falling out of the sky?

A truck load of guns, knives, bombs and other weapons are
no guarantee of protection. True protection comes only
from God himself. We need to be in a personal one to one
relationship with God for true protection.

Is God protecting you? Or are you trying to do it yourself?

Monday, June 14, 2010


This shows how quick we are to jump to conclusions.

For the few hours after seeing the above, I was questioning
the intelligence of the rider. But later it dawned on me.
That may be the popular brand of motorcycle that has a
reputation for being "trailered" every where.

That motorcycle may not be parked there. It might just
be at a trailer stop, or loading area waiting for it's ride
back into town. After all, it was two miles or better
out of town.

Thursday, June 3, 2010


This is the
kind of
cannon my
would like.

But if you
ever checked
the price of
one. You know
why he will not
get one. Even
a replica.

He thinks one
would look good
on this retaining wall.
You know what?
I think he is right.

So, grandpa gets
to build one.

This one is coming
from the factory with;
Wheels, hubs and
spindles - courtesy
of a Ford Escort.
Axle and elevation
adjuster from an old
satellite dish. Spade,
from an old truck
trailer hitch. Breech
bolts from an old
Ford recall. Spark
plug from an old 60's
Ford. And the rest
from the scrap metal
pile. That's the way I
do things.

I know, you just
wave a credit card
and get one.

This cannon is not
complete by any
means. But it is at
the stage where we
wanted to test fire
it. Then if changes
are necessary, they
can be made while
it is still under

You guessed it.
It would not fire.
I was planning on
using the igniter
from a gas grill to
fire the plug. And
the way you see it

in the last photo, on the bench it would fire
every time.

But put that plug in the cannon and
then try to get it to fire. Well, just
forget it. Why, I do not know. It would
work just perfectly on the bench. But
put it in the cannon -even wired like
you see, and it will only fire if it wants

I even tried the firing thing
that came with the igniter.
When I would get the gap right
it would fire every time - on the
bench. But bolt it into the barrel
of the cannon. And it would just
fire once in a while.

After lots of frustration and wasted
time I had to give up in desperation.
For me that means prayer time.
So pray I did. And several hours later
the Lord gave me the answer.

Yes I can make it fire now. It is not a
sonic boom, yet. Just a loud belch. But
that problem is the next step.

(Before I got this published. The Lord
helped us learn how to put the "boom"
in it too.)

The point I want to make is that God
answers prayer. Even on little things.
Some time you are going to be at the
end of yourself on something. Then it's
time to turn to Jesus Christ. He has
the solution to your problem.