Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Pictures w/ quotes

I have been playing around with pictures...not the editing kind, but putting quotes/wise cracks/scripture/lyrics etc on them.
                                                                       'nuff said
This one I used lyrics on

I need to revise this one...push the enter key halfway thru the text and make it a little bigger


 lyrics again on this one....(and in case you don't know this song, its supposed to be "than now," not "then now...."


 and yes, I see some 'need revisions' popping up on this one (above) as well...
 Love NM skies!!

 Now I want some opinions....

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


So, (so before I get started rambling, let me warn you that I am terrible at starting to write/type out something, but once you get me going I am hard to stop.)(oh and I usually start with 'so'.) (just so you know.) (got that cleared up? Good.) So. I just watched Ray Comfort's Hell's Best Kept Secret...and he really goes through HOW to witness to Jesus did. Look at how Jesus talked to the woman at the well (John 4): (But wait, before u do that, let me clear up one more thing here....a lot of the text below is the Bible....for the first part. No,I don't talk THAT much.) well, maybe.

Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”
11 The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? 12 Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?”
13 Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”
15 The woman said to Him, “Sir, give me this water, that I may not thirst, nor come here to draw.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.”
17 The woman answered and said, “I have no husband.”
Jesus said to her, “You have well said, ‘I have no husband,’18 for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; in that you spoke truly.”
19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, and youJews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship.”
21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. 24 God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”
26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He.
Point Numero Uno:
He is just talking about know, just plain, good, old H2O. Then he takes it from the natural around them and swings it to the the super water. “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water." Notice what Paul does in Acts 17: 
22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship —and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.
24 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. 25 And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath".....and he goes on to preach the gospel. 
This same pattern of starting with the natural and swinging it to the supernatural is seen somewhere else in the Bible, but I forget where.
Point NĂºmero Dos:
He uses the seventh commandment to convict...thou shalt not commit adultery commandment. Now, granted, he doesn't quote it exactly, but that is what (i presume to think) he is getting at in verse 17-19. People have got to see the need for the medicine before they'll willing take it. An interesting example that Ray brought up was: OK, someone tells you, 
"I've got great news for you!"
 "What, what??" 
"Someone just stepped in and paid your $25,000 fine!!" 
"Good news? That isnt good at all....that doesnt make sense. And it is insulting. I didn't have a 25000 dollar fine, and you are now implying that I broke the law and I did no such thing." 
Now imagine that you drove 50mph through a 15mph zone with 10 warning signs around a blind children's convention. 
Now say that earlier good news was told to you. Suddenly, it is INCREDIBLE news! So now look at 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 "For the word of the cross is foolishness" and later on "but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness." The cross is foolishness to the lost, because it doesn't make sense. And is offensive and a stumbling block because we are implying that they broke the law by giving them a Savior before the need for salvation is seen.  Do you see what I am getting at here? Romans 3:20 "for by the law is the knowledge of sin." And Gal 3:24 "the law is the schoolmaster to bring us to Christ." It shows us the sin, so it shows us our need for a Savior.                                                                                                                                               
People try to pull the "God is forgiving, he'll let me off." Or "Well, I am a good person, and the good will outweigh my bad." Would a good judge let a murderer off easy because he's always been a good guy besides that? Of course not...and God is the best judge you can get! And if someone buys you a super expensive, jazzed up car, do you go "Oh wow thanks, here's $10 to help out with the cost." Of course not. That would be degrading and insulting to the giver, to try to so cheaply pay them back. That is exactly what you are doing to God...."here's my two pence." And not only that, but you then feel self justified.
That was the intro. 
Ok. So. Put on your parachute and lets sail out into .....hmm. Never mind. Let's stay home. 
Now introducing: Billy and Bob. No, I didn't name these guys. Um. Oops. Anyways, to the point. (tangent again, just so everyone knows, I just declared war on spell check.) 
Ok. So. Billy is flying happily along on an airplane going to Timbuktu. I don't know why he is happy going there. Along comes a parachute dealer. He informs Billy that if he'd only get a parachute, it will improve his flight so much. Billy experimentally dons the parachute, and the first thing he notices is how heavy it is. Then he sees everyone else laughing at him and ridiculing him. He angrily gets out if the parachute and gives the seller an earful on how it so totally didn't improve his flight. He sits back down in a huff.
Bob is flying merrily along to Barcelona. Along comes a parachute dealer. He informs Bob that this plane he is in could crash any moment, and he could be falling 30,000 feet. If he bought a parachute, he would safely coast to land. Bob hastily and happily dons the parachute, profusely thanking the guy for possibly saving his life, not noticing the weight or the stares he got, because he was content in knowing that he was safe. 
Along comes a stewardess. She's new, and what's to make an impression on the people. She does. She trips and dumps a boiling cup of coffee all over poor Bob (I can sympathize. I just hope he wasn't wearing a blue shirt on the way to church.) Now does Bob stand up, rip off the parachute, and declare "That stupid parachute?" Of course not! For anything, he is going to cling tighter to it, hoping for the time that he gets to jump OFF that plane and AWAY from boiling cups of coffee. HE didn't put it on to improve his flight.
See the point? The modern church says "Put on Jesus, he'll give you peace, joy, and happiness!" People tentatively try it, and get what Christ promises...trials, hardships, and persecutions..sometimes in the shape of coffee cups. In disgust, they're like, "forget it!" 
But if you tell people that they are sinners, bound for eternity in hell, and they could be jumping ship at ANY time, they are going to perk up. If you know the plane is going down, and there is a parachute under the seat, are you going to believe its there, or are you going to put it on? 
 Eph 4:22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self,which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age
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Thursday, August 2, 2012


I love the day that Hershey's found the cocoa trees.

And, ahem, the caramel trees.

And when Folgers found the coffee beans.

And when Anna found the milk goat.

And, most especially of all, when Jessie found all 4 and put them together.

Glass of fresh goat milk, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup (ya know, to add flavor,) and a dash of coffee.


Friday, July 27, 2012

Ever wonder why.....?

....Democrats are "left," and Republicans are "right??" Here's your answer, straight from the Bible:

 "The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecc. 10:2


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why does God allow......?

A particular friend of ours has had a lot to say recently concerning the issue of animal abuse, and just put in a facebook post "I have a hard time believing in a God who would let this happen." You've heard it before, "Why would a good God allow bad things to happen?" Now I'm going to seem to change subjects, but just bear with me.

I know of a knife company...a really good knife company. Now when I say "really good" concerning knives, what sort of things are you thinking? Probably number 1 would be sharp, balanced, and capable of use in self-defense, (or killing people, depending on your singular personality. Preferably you will not try that.) So one day I get a call from a friend who says "I have a friend (I shall call him Johnny) that just got stabbed by one of those knives you're always raving about, and I want to know how to go about pressing charges on that knife company." *Rolling eyes and sighing* At this point we are all thinking the guy should be put in a asylum, for wanting to press charges against the knife company. What about the idiot holding the knife?? Even poor sick Johnny's family would'd be nuts to try and blame the knife. Its not the spoon that makes you fat, its your own lack of self-control...aka gluttony.
But yet, as Johnny's family sits around his bedside bemoaning his fate, you know what they're saying? "How can a "good God" allow this to happen to our poor Johnny?" They quickly laugh my friend out of the room with the suggestion of pressing charges on the knife company. Isn't it funny how we try to press charges on GOD for the pain and suffering in the world? Genesis 1:31 says God saw everything that He created and it was VERY GOOD.. but man used his God given freedom to rebel and brought death and suffering into the picture...

 The creators of the knife created many 'perfect' knives, and sold them to whoever paid them along with an instruction manual...(you know, basic safety, use, and care.) They did their job, and were available go contact if you had questions or problems. Now isn't that something like what God did? He created a perfect world with perfect humans, gave us His 'instruction manual' (in the beginning, His spoken Word, and now, His written Word.) Man broke said commands, brought sin and death into the world, and now lives controlled by his sin nature unless he is saved by God's grace through faith. Is it Gods fault that we don't treat mankind as though each and every human is made in the image of God and incredibly special in His sight? Blaming Adam is accurate, but pointless; I mean, the guy has been dead and buried for how long? So man mistakenly blames God.

 So God is the knife company, the idiot handling the knife is our sin nature, and we are the knives. Now yes, granted, you can't take this analogy all the way, because we aren't subject to our sin nature as the knife is subject to its handler, if we are saved. So don't try and take this all the way to the end, but I just thought it was interesting. Feedback??

OT again. Ever heard of a hit list or a hit man? You know, like in gangs. The gang will have a list of people to hit (kill) and the hit man is the one for the job. Make it your goal today to get on Satan's hit list. Make him groan when he sees you get out of bed in the morning....and even highlight your name on that hit list. Live your life so radically for God that Satan can't wait to get you outta here. And pray for others, (I.e. Me!) to obey in the little things...and to make God the center of everything. To live and move and have my being in GOD! (I heard this e.g. In a book I'm reading right now and thought it was a neat way of putting things in perspective.)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Yes, I'm tired...and lovin it

Horse born at 5am Friday. Never even tried to catch up on sleep. Get all ready for church this morning, and lo and behold, dog goes into labor. Stay home, sort and cut out coupons all day long...literally like almost 6 hours. And watched almost 60 videos from the Piano Guys and fell totally in love...they're unbeatable! Absolutes best videos combined with the best music...yeah well you get the point. Amazing. And hilarious...behind the scenes had me in stitches :) Wait all day for puppies, finally starts hard labor at 6pm {and I skipped church why??} and first pups tail appeared 7.30pm. Really really tough delivery. Boy of course. Next, 10 mins later, 2 took all of 15 secs with no problem at can guess...girl. So now am playing on photography sites and watching the now boring dog while awesome Linda cleans all the stalls because we irrigated at midnight and the horses and stuck in the barn. (and btw I can't type at all....I just put 'the horses are stuck in the problem' ugh. Very pleased with spell check right now! Or else not a word would make sense)

We have the absolute bestest life ever. And this is the BEST time of year!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Touch of Class pics

Lori looks like she's taking the ribbons and running away and Casey is after those ribbons :)

Aimee sang opera lol

Check out Linda's face in the background...she's so cute :)
I hung out over at the Grand Prix jumpers in between classes with a camera....Boy are they fun to photograph!! This is one of my fav pictures.

This was one of the coolest horses I've ever seen (besides reiners/cutters of course)
Aimee's new little girl was gorgeous!!

The judges thought so too :) She got one out of the three Supreme ribbons, and her half brother won the other two!!

Mick is really ticked about something!!!
Like the outfits?!?!

Bedroom/Kitchen/Dressing Room/storage room/etc

Pretty Beamer :)

I couldn't have asked more out of my little devil!! We even beat Austin and Checkmate in Open Roadster :) That really made my day.

My mommy :) Her and Design really looked cool!!!!
I LIKE that color ribbon!!! Lis said I didn't even smile when I won but looked kinda like someone just punched me in the stomach :) 
My poor little girl absolutely HATED her 5:30am baths....and so did I.
 Those showers had absolutely zilch hot water and is was like taking an ice bath..
so my horse got hers first and then I got mine a little later :(
Poor mare shook for an hour after.

Go Designer!!!

I really don't think that lil guy could have had a better show. 
He won at least under one judge in every class he went in. 
Mom swears someone bribed the judges.
David did it :)
Maryann and Dusty had fun


We finally got Kim talked into doing Roadster, and gave her my silks to use,
and she insisted that she looked like a chipmunk (Alvin and the chipmunks)
 and declared she was only doing it for us. Her last words as she flew into the ring were (to me)
 "I'm scared to death and it's all your fault" :) Doesn't she look scared?!?!
She thought she was gonna fall out of the cart :)
Loren made a great Cruella Deville

Sheryl having fun in her halter class
The unbeatable Sir

Susan and Elana

She's such a crowd pleaser!!! Everyone loved her!

End result: 20 blues, 22 red, 2 yellow, & a reserve grand!!! Pretty cool weekend- and look out Ft Worth!!