Footprints

I’ve spoken many times about the forest, about being silent, walking softly and tracking game. These are all wonderful attributes, living and moving in the natural realm.                                                                                              A far more important aspect of life, one that should be considered, is the footprint we leave behind for others to follow that come after us. Are we setting a good path, mind set, habit and especially memories for others to follow? Have our lives inspired children and adults alike, to carry on the calling and purpose, to help build the moral fiber for this world today? We must continue being consistent in whatever place or calling God has given, because there is always someone watching or already stepping in our footprints. May others follow us as we follow Christ, for He is our light, and steps that He took, we must follow also. Be Blessed and make clear footprints, so there are no mistakes for those who follow.

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How Does Your Garden Grow

My wife and I, like thousands of other young couples, when we first got married, would talk about having children. As we go forward and the seed is planted, young couples wait with joyful anticipation, wait for the birth of their first born. Looking back, it would have been nice if the hospital had handed out baby manuals. By God’s grace we did fairly well, and He has kept His hand upon them.                                                         I have to ask the question, how is your garden growing? That little sprout that the doctor laid in your arms, have you prepared a straight path for the child. You know, kind of nudge him in the right direction, sprinkle with words of wisdom, and encouragement, covered with a lot of warm love.                                                             I know we have to make time for them, and that we don”t get to busy with our own lives. That the weeds of discontent, doubt or just growing pains, we need to be there when they need someone to talk to. The winds of time sure has away of trying to push them of course. It takes a lot of prayer to keep our home garden growing, and home prayer is the one foundation our children need.

 

 

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How Does Your Garden Grow

My wife and I, like thousands of other young couples when we first got married, would talk about having children. As we go forward and the seed is planted, young couples wait with joyful anticipation waiting for the birth of their first born. Looking back, it would have been nice if the hospitals had handed out baby manuals. I have to ask the question, “How is your garden growing?

That little sprout that the doctor laid in your arms, have you prepared a straight path for the child? You know, kind of nudge him in the right direction, sprinkle him with words of wisdom and encouragement, and cover with a lot of warm love. I know we have to make time for them, and that we don’t get too busy with our own lives so that the weeds of discontent or doubt grow  just when they need someone to talk to. The winds of time sure have a way of trying to push them off course. As we pray for our crops in the garden, it’s much more important to pray for our children in the home. The guidance of prayer and love can give all our kids the stability and strong foundation that is needed to carry them to their future. “Father, you gave us beautiful children to love and nurture, but we sure can use your help to do the right thing at the right time. Give us guidance, but most of all show us mercy on this journey with our children.” Now if they are close by, go give them a big hug, and be blessed as you do it.

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Maestro

The score is finished and everything is in place. The maestro stands confident and ready, as He has done many times before. The movement is now seconds away, the baton is lifted and at the precise movement of his hand the brightness of the sun bursts over the horizon. Spreading across the heavens, the light kisses the mountain peaks, moving quickly across the land and over the silky flow of the ocean waters. The waters sound like clashing cymbals as they smash upon the shore.                                                                             Seagulls,  sea eagles, and other birds constantly fly up and down the ocean, their voices announcing the new day. Sunlight moves inland awakening loons as they add their haunting musical call to those of many small birds singing in chorus. The maestro’s baton waves and moves the sun, and all creation, moves in rhythm to the choreographed score.                                                                                        The trees move  with the wind, sounding like a rushing train, leaves clap their hands, tree limbs brush against each other making music like violin and cello sounds. The bugle of the elk echos over mountain and valley, the streams melodious movement over rocks sound like a piano playing a concerto. The earth is alive with the sound of music. Once again the maestro waves His hand over the flat plains of the western lands, the wheat fields respond to the unseen hand give a rustling sound of a soft amen before darkness once again covers the land as a blanket.                                                                                           Even as the curtain comes down over this philharmonic musical blend of nature’s orchestrated wonder we all give our applause and thanksgiving to our Saviour, who even now is preparing a new score for tomorrow. Let us all prepare our heart’s songs to take our place in this symphony of life. Be Blessed

 

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Preparation

Before we were brought into this world, preparation was made for this event. From childhood we have been in the school of preparation. It is an act we carry out everyday, from putting on clothes, preparing to eat or getting ready for school. At one time or another we have rebelled on one or all of these tasks. Over time we have learned to get along with preparing for different parts of life, realizing it does have benefits.

   By this time in our lives we have learned that the act of preparing takes at least three things. First it starts in the mind, then the heart, then the will or purpose to accomplish the task hopefully with joy. Now about this time I try to ask a question that involves the inner man. Throughout the week, do we try to read the bible, pray and attempt to maintain a victorious attitude? In so doing, it will carry into church with an attitude of worship, acknowledging that we come clothed in body and spirit, prepared to meet our God and honor Him with our praise and worship.                                                                                              All of our lives have pointed us in this direction and by His Holy Spirit, is preparing all of God’s children for departure from this world. He is ready, are we?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Messengers

The winds of change have come and spring is upon us and I have seen evidence of it. A couple of weeks ago, sitting on the edge of the forest, movement caught my eye to my right and above me. A grey squirrel came down the tree, stuffed leaves in his mouth and climbed the tree again, making a nest for his family to be. Small song birds have returned, singing their thanks to their Lord and maker. Eagles are on the nest, and the hawks are going through their mating courtship. Songs of  various birds fill the air. Yes, spring is here. These little messengers with their music seem to bring life to the land again.

   If the little birds sing their songs of joy and hope to people in times of great turmoil, can we do no less? With the Holy Spirit and His anointing we have a song in our hearts, a smile of love for people and a word of hope. We are the messengers of the resurrected Christ. It is time for the church and God’s people to rejoice. Jesus said,”When I am lifted up, I’ll draw all men unto me.” Watch and pray with all prayers. Be Blessed.

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Training to Know Who I Am

I never realized when I was born that I couldn’t walk, talk, or play. The best part of all was having two people, I later found out were my parents. I first thought I was a toy of some sort. Everyday they would roll me on the floor, hand me back and forth and throw me up in the air. I made it through those traumatic first two  or three years before they found a new game of throwing a ball at me, which usually bounced off my head most of the time.

I hoped it would get easier when I found out they were called mom and dad, and they called me Eugene. About that time they found different ways they could use me, like washing dishes, taking out the trash or going to the store. I guess I was supposed to like these new training games until they started a new exercise on me. This was the worst one of all. It was in a big building called school. It took me twelve years to learn the three “r’s” and a few social skills. I just wished they would have paid me for going all those years.

  Dad taught me about work, hunting, and going to church, which was good for the whole family. One of the best things he taught me was that if I wanted something, I had to work for it. So I worked as a paper boy, in a grocery store, wholesale house and finally landed a job at the post office. A few years later I received Christ as my Saviour, and now I can say with family and Christ, I know who I am and where I am going.  I am blessed and pray you become a blessing also.

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