Our youngest son, Jarah, is very gifted in many ways. His great at fixing things and putting them together...correctly.
In fact so much that I have wondered at times if he indeed my son and considered a blood test.
I wish I was one of those guys that can do this but that is not the case. You see I am like Tim the tool man! often joke with patients about this in the office. I do not know how it all works but Jarah got this passed down thru me but also around me from my dad. I had had a mechanical by pass. Jarah is much like his grandpa which he never got to meet...yet.
We grew up in a home with a modest income. We were not rich or poor but at times things were tight.
So now we have locks on our house with a keypad. The days of keys are behind us. Jarah has also put locks on our cabin down on the river. He can lock and unlock the door thru the internet and his phone. He set up my phone to do likewise, but please do not tell him that this WIFI stuff is way over my head ;).
MY dad worked for 31 years at ALCOA . I have that belt buckle in my office that says ALCOA on it. I hold it in my hand when I need to buckle down with some aspect of my life or faith. My dad was not a regular church goer but he lived the other six days of the week like some of the others did just on Sunday morning. He is and will always be my hero.
This past week , I came home over the lunch hour to let our dog Skyler out for a bathroom break. I had been delayed at work and as always in a rush. I entered the garage and put the code in and nothing happened. So I pushed the sequence in again and nothing happened. I must have tried this 8-9 times and then I tried something old school. I turned the knob on the door and it opened right up. I had forgotten something I learned long ago. You cannot unlock something that is not locked. the next time someone tells you you can do anything you put your mid to, feel free to use this.
Truthfully as this is tossed around , I wonder and worry about those that are also unaware they are in danger of hell. because they do not realize there is something broken! It is as if we are all trapped and locked in a place soon to be destroyed . Sin entered the world through a man named Adam. Imagine that the letter 'I' could talk. Let' say it is in the word 'sin' but somehow feels it is not a part of it. Now the two letters ' in' and n' chime in and claim the they are aware they are in the word' sin' but yet not involved or a part of it. My word! that is an interesting and also a weak argument. We all are sinners . The Bible not only explains to us but warns us as well that all is not well.
In the office ,I often quote and old country sayin. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I am amazed at how many young people never heard of this. I know I should not say ain't but I will continue to do so until it ain't in the dictionary. Unless they have read this blog, they are unaware that I can't fix anything anyway.
God sent his son to cleanse us with his blood. If you do not know Jesus and claim him as both your lord and savior, you will be locked out of heaven. Imagine you as a felon in a cell. You are on death row. Stop imagining this my friend because that is indeed your case and your fate. Here is the kicker. You don't need to kick down the door or try to find a key or a keypad sequence. It is already open!
We will all die in our sins but I want to tell you something need to know.
If you type or text the numbers 53787 (JESUS) on your phone, nothing will happen. However if you call on his mighty name, is is the smartest and best call you will ever make.
Jesus is that door . If you give your life to him, you will one of the few that figured out how to get out of this place alive!
Death will not faze us, if his blood has bathed us.
Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but who does not believe is condemned already because he has not
believed in the name of God's one and only Son. John 3:18
From a man's face , I can read his character; if I can see his walk ,I know his thoughts.
As you come up our drive and after you cross the small creek,you pass between two field stone
pillars that match the stones on our home. There is a light atop both of them . Right now, one is green and the the side is white. The green light is to show support for all the people who serve our military as well
as those who have done so in the past.
At Christmas i hang white lights along the 4 rail horse fence. We change the white one to red and
The entryway is good to go. The placement of the red and green has a reason behind it as well.
It may seem to be be random but Iassure you is not the case.
On a plane the red light is always on the left side and the green is on the right side. green and right both
have 5 letters and this was how I was taught to remember as a boy. This applies to boats as well.
Our oldest son, Josh, is a navel aviator. He and his wonderful wife , Christina, are a week or two from going
to Japan. They have lived in several places over the last few years. They lived in Fallon Nevada
most recently and we were blessed to have all of our boys and their girls under our roof and together
Since they aproached our farm from the west the right light was green and the left one was on the left
came home. When they were out east in Va it was the reversed. Japan is on the other side of the world
so I am not sure what I will do. I have not stepped it off but am told it is about as far east to west as it is
west to east.
God is a concerned loving Father who loves you so much! He has made a way for you to come
home through his son Jesus. The porch light of heaven is on . You have a green light my friend.
Because of the red blood of Jesus ,your sins are forgiven . Your approach is cleared as well as all your sins.
As far as the east is from the west,so far has removed our transgressions from us.
Yesterday I went out to check on the horses. It has again been vey hot here of late and a daily chore
to top off the water troughs will cool clear water.As I make my rounds the horses ususlly get excited when they hear the sound of our old red ATV. Because this vehicle usally has horse feeds as well as carrots, we c call it "Chuck" short for chuck wagon .
There is a mare and two young ones in the south pasture. I whistled and they did not come. I banged on the
red tubes on the gate with the scooper. It makes a sound that sounds like a hillbilly dinner bell. I had seen them the evening before and knew they were ok. I surmised they had found a place with a breeze and had it made in the shade.
I set the bright orange bucket filled with feed and carrots in front of the gate. This bucket was a physical reminder for me to "lets do this later". I had some mowing to do and that filled several hours of the afternoon. I kept looking down at the water tank seeing they had not yet drank from it and for the first time became a little concerned.
I went down to the gate and did the two tone whistle my dad taught me. I do this in honor of him and have taught my sons to do the same. They all would turn and prick up their earsand know it was me if I did this even in a crowd.
I banged again on the gate and in no time flat heard the three of them flat out running as hard as they could
go. They seemed happy to see me and even more to see Chuck .They were breathing heavy as they devoured their snacks.
My friend I believe God is calling all of us. As we read Scripture, we learn he calls us all differently . Many people tell me after I speak that I missed my calling. I would quite my practice and enroll in seminary school tomorrow if I felt in my heart that is what God wanted for me. I answered my "call to the see" many years ago. I love the interaction I have with patients for the most part. I never would have believed God would and could could use me to write these stories for his glory.
He has blended and used the very things I love and hold dear such as horses, hunting , and rivers . I am often very surprised at how stories and lessons come together in such a way that I know it is not me but him working through me. Here is the exciting part, he wants to do the same with you. You may not be called to write or do eyes but you are being called . What do you do that gives you joy and satisfaction? There is your best clue in regard to what God is calling you to do.
I pray that at times this website feeds you. I write for all God's people and not just those who gather under the steeple. All I know is when I do this with the hope of pleasing my Savior, it just feels so "write"!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
When you empty yourself, God rushes in.
For the man who prays in his heart ,the whole world is a church.