Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I had two cousins die this week and this morning I was thinking of Heaven. One of them was a beautiful woman who lost her husband 6 months ago and and grieved every day for him. They are together again.
It reminded me of my love ones in Heaven. As a Christian, I don't dread death or Christ's return. In fact, sometimes I find myself wishing He would return today. I will enjoy reuniting with my love ones.
But in my quiet time today, I was troubled about something about myself. Is my number one reason for longing for Heaven to be free from troubles here and see my loved ones? That shouldn't be my main reason. My #1 desire should be to see Jesus and praise and honor Him. It is like even my reasons for desiring Heaven are selfish reasons.
I pray that I can put my priorities in order and for my main desire to not be about me but about Him.
"I am torn between the two. I desire to depart and be with Christ which is better by far." Phil. 1:23
"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith who for the joy set before Him endured the cross scorning its shame and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." Heb. 12:2
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
On your mark, get ready...Why is only one behind the starting line?
And right away Princess Girl cuts off Spiderman.
As the round the first corner, the crowd is cheering.
Butterfly girl may need to pull into the pit for a headcover adjustment.
|Oops, spiderman sees a butterfly.|
As they near the home stretch, the crowd is going wild.
You are all winners, raise your hand in victory.
That's close enough, Spiderman.
Friday, September 3, 2010
We had planned a short ride today. We have had several good ones lately and there was so much to do at the house. Why does laundry always call my name?
But then we got a call from a friend of ours. It seems that a man from our community has been missing for 6 days now and his car was found at Shelby Farms. This is a large park in Memphis that we have rode in before. She said the search and rescue was begging for horseback riders to ride the area. We ended up five ladies trailering there and riding. We got there and a news camera crew was filming. As I turned to lead Gracie from the trailer there he was filming me. It is hard to saddle with a camera rolling behind you. I was afraid I would put it on backwards. We did make the five o'clock news. Luckily I wasn't shown but my friend was climbing up. Sometimes we grunt and pull getting up but she did fine.
We rode for over 2 hours trying to go in places the
walking group couldn't get to. The helicopter was circling over head.
We had come back to trailers and one of volunteers asked if we could search a wooded area across Walnut Grove. Now this is a 4 lane divided highway. Gracie will do great with traffic sometimes then others you can see her ears twitching and she works up a good spook and turns around. We decided to go the light and cross. No problems and a new experience in the books.
We did have one incident that was scary and humorous. We see a white van coming, stop, then a man got out. We realized he was with the sheriff dept. His first words--"Who are you?" Second sentence--"Get off your horses". No one argued. We had heard there was some friction between the police and the searchers. The searchers thought they should be doing more, the police was afraid a crime scene could be tainted by innocent helpers. The search probably wasn't approved by the law but we didn't know it when we started out. He did make a call to his superior and was very nice after the call. He explained he had been there for 24 hours and was cranky. We had all dealt with cranky men before so we weren't bothered. We even kidded around that he could have had us be spread-eagle with our hands on our horses for a search. I am glad it went smooth. I don't look good in orange jumpsuits.
|"Let's get out of Dodge"|
Another highway crossing and we were back at the trailer. One item was found belonging to the man by a walking volunteer but the man is still missing. I prayed as I rode for him and his family.