Saturday, July 23, 2016


"Do not be afraid of those who 
kill the body but cannot kill the
soul; rather be afraid of God
who can destroy both body and
soul in hell."
(Matthew 10:28 GNT)

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Remember the good old days?
Oh, how we used to complain
about the junk mail.  The junk
mail was filling our mail box.

I wish that were my complaint now.
At least it stayed in the mail box until
we were good and ready to look at it.
It never banged on the door while I was
eating or trying to take a nap.  It waited
until "I" was ready for it.

Do you remember how we used to sort the mail?
If the piece of mail we picked up was of no interest
whatever to us, just one flip of the hand and it went
into the "round file".  We did not even have to get up.
And never walked across the room to pick it up 
and quite it down.

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But the joy that is ours now.
At any inconvenient moment the
phone will demand our attention.
It will be a "junk call" even if we
are on the "Do not call list".

How times have "improved".
Instant inconvenience. 

Saturday, July 9, 2016


What are you going to do with all that stuff
you have stored up when you die?

You sure are not going to take it with you.

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"Do not store up riches for yourselves
here on earth, where moths and rust
destroy, and robbers break in and steal.
Instead, store up riches for yourselves
in heaven, where moths and rust cannot
destroy and robbers cannot break in and
steal.  For your heart will always be where
yours riches are."
(Matthew 6:19-21 GNT)

The treasure that lasts for ever;

"Their greatest treasure is their reverence
for the LORD."
(Isaiah 33:6 GNT)

Saturday, July 2, 2016


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Out here where I live wild animals  are almost
as much a driving hazard as the domesticated 
drivers with cell phones in town.


That is where all the road kill on our roads
comes from.  Deer, racoons, possums, skunks,
armadillos, rabbits, squirrels and drivers with
cell phones.

A short time back I was driving down a 
dirt tree lined country road.  I believe it
was county road 8350.  And I was doing
what you are supposed to do under the
circumstances.  Bounce around in the 
old truck and stir up a dust.

I happened to notice one of the larger trees
on the right side of the road with a squirrel
up the tree about two or three feet from the 
ground.  The squirrel was on the side of the
tree away from the road.  Just as safe as a 
squirrel can get.

I have to assume that it was a teenage boy
squirrel that wanted to show a girl squirrel
how brave and fearless he was.  So, he ran
down the tree and darted across the road in
front of me.

Lucky squirrel.  I was able to miss him.

This morning I was driving down our road when
I saw a small rabbit on the right side of the road.
He/she/it was on the pavement but almost off in
the weeds.  Really safe enough.  And if not content
there, it's nose was in the weeds at the side of the
road where it could easily go.

But no,
it had to turn and go the other way darting in
front of the truck.  I tried to straddle it, but that
was not good enough.  It didn't make it.
Poor rabbit.

But really.
Are we any different????
We ignore signs and warnings.
We try to ignore God himself.
And dart right out into danger.

"Sensible people will see trouble coming
and avoid it, but an unthinking person
will walk right into it and regret it later."
(Proverbs 22:5 GNT)