Archive for March, 2011

Killin’ Time

I don’t usually post things this late, but.. I’m just sittin’ here killin time, so…

Another story from my logging days has been stuck in my head all these years. The hook tender on this occasion was a guy who’d been dubbed, “Killer.” He was about five-foot-six, and weighed probably two hundred pounds, a lot of which was rock-hard muscle. He was known throughout the Mt. Rainier area as a street-fighter you didn’t want to tangle with. Naturally, none of us on the crew gave him any lip. Read the rest of this entry »

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Thank a Lineman

We are constantly reminded that we should appreciate and thank our policemen and firefighters, but I don’t know that I’ve ever heard anyone encouraging folks to appreciate and thank the guys and gals who keep our electricity flowing to our homes and businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

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Book Signing #2 – Bryan, Texas

We’re gonna give the good folks of Bryan/College Station another chance to meet the author of “Be Still…. and know that I am God” this weekend. We will be at the Bryan, Texas, Hastings, on Villa Maria, Saturday, April 2, from 2-4PM. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement – 3/31

March 31

            “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

            This is one of my favorite verses about peace; I love that Jesus gives us His peace. I love also how He tells us not to be troubled or afraid. He is, by saying this, defining peace. When we are troubled (worried) or afraid, we are not at peace. Though people and things of this world may offer us temporary relief from our troubles and fears, they are no equal to the peace Jesus gives us.

            Jesus came so we could have peace; He came to give us a new start. All we have to do is believe in Him and love Him, and He gives us His all. Believing in Jesus is not simply about salvation, it comes with all good things. Peace, joy, eternal life with the Father and Son, and the list goes on and on. They are all ours!

            I know how difficult it is to be at peace; the world batters us each day with many distractions and evil is in our face almost constantly. I contend we have to accept the gift of peace Jesus offers us. If we don’t accept it, evil wins; and I know evil does not win! God is in charge of all things, and ultimately, He, and good, will prevail. I am convinced of that!

            Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 I’m going to do as he says!

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Bits and Pieces…. the extraordinary life of an ordinary man

The following is the rough draft of what will be the introduction to my story. I’ve come to the realization that I write for me, and so I’ve decided my last work should be about me. I may post bits of it as I go along; maybe not. For I’ve realized another thing in recent days, and that is people are far too busy to read. Don’t get me wrong; I understand, and I appreciate those who take time from their busy days to read some of the too, many things I throw at the world in general.

I’m rambling. Catch y’all tomorrow… or the next day. Love ya! C Read the rest of this entry »

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A Man Among Men

Now surely y’all don’t think this is a story about me! No, sir, this one is another little quick note about my logging days, but I’m nowhere near the top of anyone’s list compared to the guy it’s about. It’s just a short short story, so take a look if you have time. I’m pretty sure Ol’ “Bing” would like it if ya do. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement

March 30

            I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, oh Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8

            After writing on Psalm 91—sometimes referred to as the protection Psalm—I felt a need to transition into peace. It seems only natural if we trust God to protect us, it will bring us peace.

            I hear many complaints these days from people regarding their inability to sleep at night. Sleep has never been a problem for me, and I find it interesting when those I know—especially those I assume are at peace with God—tell me they have trouble sleeping. My first response is to encourage them by telling them not to let it bother them. Of course, the usual response I get after rendering that sage advice is, “Yes, but ______.” (fill in the blank.)

            There are many reasons why folks have difficulty sleeping at night, and my thought is that most of them have to do with worry, which is (in my opinion) a form of fear. Fear can be directed at a number of things: health, finances, job, children, spouse. You name it, and somebody right this minute is worrying about it. I believe, even if you insist you must worry your problems into submission, you still need to rest at the end of each day. When your head hits the pillow, I contend you must give it all to God—let him handle it while you get some sleep. If you can’t be at peace during the day, at least let go at night and get some rest.

            It is that simple! Lie down at night, and let go. Sleep in peace.

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A Thousand Angels Crying

If you’ve ever suffered through a broken relationship, this little poem will tug at your heart strings. It is truly a sad thing to have to go through and I believe the angels do cry when they look down upon it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Encouragement

March 29

            “With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” Psalm 91:16

            Psalm 91 can easily be condensed. Verses 1 and 16 sum it up quite nicely: He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.” All we have to do is dwell in the shadow of God, and He will satisfy us with long life and His salvation; all He wants from us is for us to be near Him—with Him. Isn’t that the epitome of love, the desire to have someone with you always, to continually enjoy their presence? I think it is; I think that is exactly what love is.

            God wants us to enjoy our lives here on earth, and true enjoyment can be known if we rest in His shadow. True rest can only be had when we are at peace, and when we are content beneath the wings of the greatest protector of all, how can we not be at peace? In large part, my peace comes from knowing I will spend eternity with God; it comes from knowing He is always with me, and His love for me surpasses any love I can imagine; it comes from the knowledge that God calls me His own—His child.

            As I grow nearer to God, I understand Him more and more. As I understand Him more, my eyes grow wide with amazement. How can He love me this much? I am overwhelmed! I am truly satisfied!

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