Monday, October 27, 2014

# 77 Alone

I like the old saying that goes,
 "I only like to fish when I am by myself, or with somebody"
Sometimes being alone can be a good thing and other times its nice to have a wife, brother, sister or close friend to share an event with. The older I get the harder it is to find a good friends. They take time to cultivate. Being from a large family has some great advantages, there is always some kindred spirit to talk to. I never have been very lonely, because I think I am very good company!

Psalm 62
5 For God alone my soul waits in silence,
    for my hope is from him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
    my mighty rock, my refuge is God.

Monday, October 20, 2014

# 76 Cars

I changed a flat this week. First time in a long time.
I had to do it  because I did not take my own advice given here!! I put off getting new tires for a few days...bad mistake!
It cost me a lot more than a set of tires of course. The blowout, took out, some brake wiring so you can guess the rest of the story..
It was not pretty.
My foot is kind of sore from kicking myself!

Psalm 91
11 For he will give his angels charge of you
    to guard you in all your ways. 12 On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you dash your foot against a stone.

Monday, October 13, 2014

# 75 Plans

We were picked for a draw (deer) hunt at a Texas Wildlife Management Area this year.
 A week long hunt in the deep hardwood forests of East Texas.
 I will be joined by two of my sons and a very good friend.
The excitement of  winning the lottery is soon replaced by the anticipation of the trip. So now the planning begins. Planning is half the fun. TOPO maps are being emailed, gear lists updated, and menu planning is in full swing. We have a month to get ready!
I once came up with this advice to myself.
Make your plans, but do not plan on it.

" And during the long winter months they are prone
to collect in little knots and talk much of camps, fishing, hunting, and “roughing it."
The last phrase is very popular and always cropping out in the talks on matters
pertaining to a vacation in the woods. I dislike the phrase. 
We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it.

 We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks, anywhere that
we may be placed—with the necessity always present of being on time and up to our work; of
providing for the dependent ones; of keeping up, catching up, or getting left.."
George Washington Sears...Nessmuk

Psalm 46
10 “Be still, and know that I am God.
    I am exalted among the nations,
    I am exalted in the earth!”

Monday, October 6, 2014

#74 Storms

Today we had a wild storm that hit mid morning. I do not know too much about forecasting weather, but I do when when warm air and cold air meet there can be some fireworks! Two hours later we needed our sun glasses again. The same is true in our lives. Sometimes we just need to weather the storms and look for better weather ahead.

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes its a quite voice at the end of the day saying:
"I'll try again tomorrow"
Mary Ann Radmacher

1 Kings 19
 And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. 13 And when Eli′jah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood at the entrance of the cave. And behold, there came a voice to him,