Tuesday, August 24, 2010


These pictures were taken
in a time of drought.

While studying satellite maps
I noticed that in the national
forest were groves of tress that
appeared to be lush and green,
while every thing else was
dead looking.

Yes, some of these groves had
streams running through them.
But not all. Some were a long

way from the stream or at a level much higher than the stream. These
pictures were taken in on of these groves.

Of the groves I was able to visit, there was one common factor. All were
relatively level. They were like bottom land, or a flood plain. Even those
much higher than the stream. The water did not just run off during a
rain like the rest of the forest, but had been retained and had to soak in.

Every thing around was dried up.
But these groves still had moist
soil and even mud puddles. As
you can see, even green leaves
and flowers - during a time of

Life tends to be like the time of drought. It tries to dry us up and blow us
away. But if we will spend time in the Word of God. Soak it up. Let it
saturate us. Then we can be like these groves, green while every thing
around us is drying up.

"Happy are those
who reject the advice of evil people,
who do not follow
the example of sinners
or join those who have no use for God.
Instead, they find joy
in obeying the Law of the Lord,
and thy study it day and night.
They are like trees
that grow beside a stream,
that bear fruit at the right time,
and whose leaves do not dry up.
They succeed in everything they do."
-Psalms 1:1-3 TEV

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Delaney creek

I know. I know.
I know. I should
have been blogging.
But instead have
been "POKING

Remember, Jesus
is our supreme
example. The
Scriptures tell us,
"But he withdrew
to the wilderness
and prayed."
-Luke 5:16 RSV

Even he had to get away from people and alone with God the father.

Can you think of something better to do? I have been longing to get away
from the insanity of people. So following the Lord's example is the best
way I know.

The woods above are the wilderness I chose to hide in. And as you can
see below, there is a neat little creek there. This is "Delaney creek". And
much to your surprise, it runs through Delaney, Arkansas.

David, a man "after God's own heart" said,
"He leads me beside still water;
he restores my soul."
-Psalms 23:2

That's great advice. Grab your Bible. Head for the closest stream -
that is not crowded with people . And spend some time with God.
It restores my soul. I don't want to come back to so called civilization.

This is the pack mule I used this time. It works fine. There is room in
the hard bags, not only for my Bible, but snacks, water and more.

The best things is life are not, noise, confusion, working hard so
you can buy more things to take care of. Nor working you tail
off to impress your neighbors. Spending time with God will do
a lot more for you now and in the forever to come.