Monday, April 20, 2015

# 95 Finish Line

Sometimes you have to kick, scream, cry and claw your way to the finish line. The picture above is my son and his friend doing the Battlefrog Obstacle Course. A brutal event designed by Navy Seals. 
Another battle is also being waged in Florida by my brother in law Charles. 
He is in the last week of chemo and radiation treatment. 
I remember well the obstacles involved with these cancer treatments.
As I reflect on these two family members the word determination seems to fit . We must all, at many points in our life look at the road ahead, set your jaw, put your head down and go THROUGH IT.
Not around it; not, lets just figure a way out of it; just determine that you are going to do it.
Then do it.

Whatever finish line lies in front of you today remember that God is always with you. Keep fighting! We are praying for you Charles!

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd,
I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside quiet waters.
He restores my soul;
He guides me in the paths of righteousness
For His name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
fear no evil, for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows.
Surely goodness and loving kindness will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Monday, April 6, 2015

# 94 April Showers!

April showers remind us its time to "jump" up and get outside to look at all the new growth and a fresh spring! Happy Easter to all of you. I hope you enjoyed the lovely weekend and are reminded that Easter is a time of new beginnings. We can not change our past but we can start today wil a whole new beginning. You get this weeks post early because I am headed out for a few days of vacation with two of my sons. I hope to have some great pictures for you next week! I have placed the Woodcrafting for Birds and Wildlife in two retail stores locally Community Hardware and Knox Feed. If you are close by you can get your copy this week!

John 11
21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.”
23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”
24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world.”