To ask prayer

Dear friends;

Please pray for a young man we know. He is the son of a friend of ours.
He was in a car accident last night and is in critical condition in the hospital this morning. His situation is very dangerous, but the doctors say if he can make it through these next three days he will probably live. Several bones were broken including a vertebrae and femur, both lungs collapsed, and he was suffering internal bleeding. It is wonderful news this morning that the bleeding has stopped and his blood pressure is rising, but he is still in much need of prayer.
Let us pray that, if it be the Lord Jesus will, He will spare this young man’s life and also, though this tragedy, draw him to Himself.

The young man’s name is Phillip.

Thank you all and may Jesus bless you this Sunday.

In Honor of a dear sister’s baptism

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him Who hath called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.”

May Jesus bless this dear sister during this 
special time.
And may He draw her ever near Him.
May this service have touched the lives of 
many who do not yet know Him,
and shed the Light of Jesus to everyone who 
witnessed this special moment.

What happened yesterday

Yesterday was a very big day….
We went up north to pick up our last two additions. 
Two, weaned, disbudded, and vaccinated registered Saanen doelings.
We praise the Lord Jesus for them, and thank Him that He led us 
to a wonderful farm. 
It is very special to meet people who care for each animal individually.
That's how Carra and I want to run our little outfit. 

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And We Flee…

2nd great grand-uncle being baptized in the Ohio River,
circa 1931
“And there was a famine in the land, beside the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went unto Abimelech king of the Philistines unto Gerar.
And the Lord appeared unto him, and said, Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: 
Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father;
And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.”
Genesis 26:1-4

Reading these verses, the Lord showed me how He wanted Isaac to
stay in the land of Canaan, and not to go down into Egypt,
where there was food, water, and relief from the famine.
He actually commanded Isaac to stay under the pressure of the famine-ridden
land of Canaan.
Isn’t this how we are so often?
We want to take the easier way; we want to go into Egypt, where we’ll 
have plenty to satisfy us…and where our minds won’t have to worry.
But Jesus wants us to dwell in Canaan –
despite the famine. 
Because this land of Canaan is our Lord Jesus Himself.
The rich Land in which we dwell….
the Milk and Honey that overflows us….
And yet, He does allow hardship and trials to come to His people.
Times of drought and famine…..
to teach them to look to Him, to seek Him for their sustenance, 
and to make them draw nearer to Him.
He doesn’t want us to flee these trials….
these times of hunger and thirst….
He doesn’t want us to flee from Him.

Writing Equipment

Writing Equipment.
The mechanical part of writing is something I give a lot of thought to.
Mainly because I like my writing to be mobile.
It is not often that I can write steadily in one place for above a week.
I need to readily be able to move my entire operation to a new setting.
If that setting is just from my desk to my bed,
or so far as my desk to the woods,
I need it all to fit into some sort of satchel so I can take it all with me.
That is not easy.

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Of Struggles in Writing

Looking for pictures for my post for Monday morning, I chanced to cross this one;

Which I did end up using for my post.
It was taken six years ago, while I was writing on some 
day trip we made.
It got me to thinking…..
about my writing (naturally!)
and about the years that have passed,
in respect to that.

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A Post that’s ended up a little different than I intended…

"Oh…. Lord….Why can't I write!!!"
These sorts of sentences are sprinkled through
the pages of my manuscripts….
And I recently wrote such a sentence just the other day.
My diary is speckled with;
"Worried about story…."
"Praying much about story…."
"So pressed to write…"
"Can't write…."
"So tired."

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