Monday, August 31, 2015

# 104 Take Your Own Advice

On more than one occasion here I have suggested that you ..and me, that we should slow down and enjoy life. Take time to relax. Well we call relaxing getting up before sunrise, driving over an hour to the coast. Launching our kayaks in clouds of mosquito and getting to see this! Yes that is relaxing...
It also makes the afternoon nap that much more enjoyable!

The famous writer  George Washington Sears :(Nessmuk) wrote
 "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, and banks. 
This quote seems to fit our lives today more than ever. It is interesting to me that wisdom from the late 1800's is still true today.

James 1
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and [h]without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Monday, August 24, 2015

#103 Dog Days

Every part of the country has its seasons where you just need to bear down and get through it. I n Texas that's usually July and August. This year has been very normal HOT! The book sales have been going very well. Store distribution continues and everyone who has gotten one has given me super feedback. I have donated a few to some fishing tournaments and made a few contacts with the kayak specialty stores. All of a sudden my signature is valuable! Don't worry I have too much work to do to get to far off the ground...
It is gratifying to know that the book will help people get out doors and enjoy kayaking.

Ecclesiastics 7;8-9

The end of a matter is better than its beginning;

Patience of spirit is better than haughtiness of spirit.
Do not be eager in your heart to be angry,
For anger resides in the bosom of fools.

Monday, August 17, 2015

# 102 A Thousand Words..

The fisherman, photographer,writer took a few days last week to enjoy the outdoors
I shall let the pictures do most of the talking..

Shameless selfie!

calm waters

What does that top sign say?

Monday, August 3, 2015

# 101 Reflecting

This week has been a busy one with the family. New addresses, boxes and cleaning! I am reminded that we should take some down time for reflection. I also took a trip to the doctor this week and he also reminded me that I should slow down a bit. I am working on that! My close friend lost his mother in the past few days, and having gone through that I know how hard that is. Yet, all of us are heading in that direction. So my message to you this week is to take a step back and enjoy all those in your life. Most of us have more blessings that we can count.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7 NASB