"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."

Dr. Adrian Rogers , 1931 - 2005

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

A post of this and that and photos that begin crying and end smiling...

It is the countdown until our local county fair and I am once again excited.

Local schools begin soon as does the local twig of the university.

Grandbaby # 2 is still growing in the womb and his momma looks as lovely as ever.

ANOTHER RATTLESNAKE was in the backyard.  It did not survive the lawnmower...

Grandbaby # 1 is 1.5 months old and makes me smile just by thinking about him.  He is over 10 lbs.

The rains have been incredible this year.  It doesn't even look like the desert on the farm. 

We have about 30 quail that have taken up residence on the farm. 

I went to a BBQ at oldest son's house last week.  It was so amazing to see how the kids gather and
with this I will add some photos to brighten an otherwise random afternoon.
My three sons plus adorable crying grand.

Two sons, one daughter-in-law,
one grandbaby growing,
and one daughter.

Two sons, one daughter and 
one amazing young woman :)

One adorable precious family.

Oh and one smiling, styling, grandson
all dressed and ready to go to his uncle and new
auntie's wedding (on his momma's side).
 

Friday, July 24, 2015

Remember

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Before the Jew or the Christian, God created the day of rest.

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made;  and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which God had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it:   because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.  Genesis 2: 2-3

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20: 8
For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is,  and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.  Exodus 20:11

Friday Five


Children's children are the crown of old men; 
and the glory of children are their fathers.
Proverbs 17:6 

I do feel crowned holding this precious one!

I have been using oil pastels this summer and 
have discovered that I like them. 

My favorite float of the 4th of July parade. 
 


Oh rattlesnakes how you scare 
me ever so much.
Oh Bill thank you so much for coming home 
over lunch to take care of the scary things 
that give me the weebie jeebies.




I snapped this photo and every time I look at it
I think OH!
 Little one says, "What?"  " I get to visit Papa and Gigi?" "Yay!!"

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

The Randomness of Face*book

and smiling when checking out the kiddos pages.
Found on First's page. 
Yep. Pretty much made me smile.  Double the 
middle shirt for Second and Third and this is truth.

Found on Second's page.
Zoey is the pug.

Found on SW(Second's Wife)'s page.
Sigh.  Seems like the world is either pranking
or clueless.

Found on Third's page.  He loves to fish and actually
went fishing last night with my Bill.

  
Found on TW (Third's Wife)'s page.
Wow this is a lovely post and is raw and genuine.
 

Found this on Fourth's page.
This is a photo of the remains of a spider
on the bottom of a swiffer.
Fourth likes spiders as much as I like snakes ;)

Found on the page of someone special for one of the
single ones.  Yep, this is a keeper too.
 

Monday, July 20, 2015

The previous post

is more than plain truth.  It is an awareness that man has changed clarity and no longer has the knowledge of right and wrong. We no longer see everything as black and white and instead blur the lines and live in a shade of gray.

The truth is simple.
The world is black and white.  We have a standard set by the Creator.  Truth is and will always be truth and lies will always be lies.

Gray is man muddling the water. 

We must remember that whenever one begins to suggest that something is in a gray area, that this person has left the truth and ventured off into a place that changes with the blowing of the wind and the whims of man.

I stand in Truth.

I am not perfect, but I try quite diligently to live the life granted me by the Creator.  I believe wholeheartedly in the Bible.  I believe that the muddled water by man has driven the master of confusion into bliss.  Satan is this master and wishes for nothing but man to take their eyes off of God and live in times where up is down and vise-versa.  In spite of the world and the actions by man, a believer and follower of Jesus Christ the Messiah, lives separately.  We are not to blend or join the gray masses.

With that I shall continue to live with my heart, mind, and soul directed towards God.