Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture 2018 - Day 1

Sunday morning July 22,2018, Corey and I stirred out of bed to pack the car to start the journey to my first experience at what is considered the meeting of all meetings for those interested in buying kits or plans for creating home-built airplanes. It includes so many venues to do with the history of flight and the product of men's vision turned into reality.

Our trip had us headed northeast to the venue EAA Airventure  in Oshkosh,WI created by a man named Paul Poberezny. It was time to make a personal appearance at AirVenture to offer the possibility of getting a set of plans for Corey's concept plane the Voisin 3/5.

Paul Poberezny founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association stopped by the Replica Fighter Association's Headquarters to address a  forum the year Corey took his plane to introduce  the
World War l French Bomber design.

A definite highlight of  that trip so many years ago was being able to discuss the history of Aviation
spanning Continents  with Mr. Poberezny.
We had made our stop to obtain the admission bracelets for the week and once again got on the road to find  our accommodations.

Driving Wisconsin Highway 41 in front of AirVenture I was continually finding interesting photo subjects.

This  Billboard was an attention getter and a beacon  for a record breaking crowd at this year's gathering of Aviation enthusiasts.
Our destination for July 22-July 28,2018

The fastest way for some AirVenture  attendees to arrive was to set a Notam for Oshkosh's Wittman Airport. 

You can see the runways in the map above are adjacent to the EAA grounds.

As I look at the calendar I see it was one month ago today that I got to see some new territory.

Time to end my little post  for the first day of our excursion. If you got to go I hope you too can remember the sights and sounds of all the planes overhead and on display. The adrenaline rush that came with hearing engines rev to put the props or jets skyward.

Until next time...Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Visit to Strategic Air Command

Today, I want to go back to the beginning of the month, Saturday, April 7,2018, to be exact. It had been in the planning stages off an on for the last couple of years...A trip to the Strategic Air Command in Ashland,NE. of course!
A small group of the guys from Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 675 decided to head out for a field trip. My husband Corey, long-time EAA 675 Newsletter Editor and I picked-up a young flight instructor from Perry,IA by the name of Jonathan Walter. So he too could enjoy an outing, walking under the wings of our historic giant Warbirds.

As we drove up the entrance drive to the parking lot we were met with this glass atrium enclosure covering the SR - 71 Blackbird.

I really liked the color contrast of the Convair SM-65 Atlas missle standing guard over it's surrounding backdrop. The air was crip and warming as the sun spent more time hovering overhead.We found a space to park...wandered around outside snapping a few pictures and then ended up inside to start touring at our own paces. Thank you to the gentleman and his wife that each added their push the button presence to our club cameras.

Paul Adams -Club President, Dianna Butcher, Corey Butcher ,to the back of Corey,Jonathan Walter,
Robert Richtsmeier,Joaquin Williams in front and Dave McCurry rounds out our entourage for the day.


I won't be adding any pictures today of the Planes we saw during our visit to the two spacious display areas. However, please keep checking back for my view of the mammouth Warbirds.

I would like to share the storyboard that I found sitting  beside the SR-71 as we waited to gather for the club picture.

Taking words from the sign... Let's


Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Brazil Missionary Journey 2018

Thank you to Pastor Scott and Margaret Jones for the update on our Brazil Missonary Journey for 2018. I would like to share with you the opportunity to raise them up in prayer for continued safety...With their permission I'm forwarding pictures and letter to the Believers. 

Dear Faithful Saints,

We arrived safe and sound in Brazil a week ago today.  A big change from Iowa weather.  It has rained nearly everyday on and off but only one day where the streets in Recife were flooded and water over our tires.  

We have been busy buying both kit material and Bibles.  We have made one trip out into the interior (2 hours inland one way) and delivered a partial load of material for the kits for the teachers to put together.  We will be going back next week with the remaining materials and to distribute to the schools.

We have also purchased some of the Bibles to be distributed here in the Northeast of Brazil.  I will purchase more when I am in Rio the end of next week.  

Sending some pics of a couple of the locations where we buy the kit material and the Bibles/gospel tracts.  A number of my former seminary students continue to work at the Brazilian Bible Society. 

 Also you will see a small Boa Constrictor snake we encountered on our trip to the interior.

We want to thank all of you for your faithful prayers during our mission efforts here in Brazil.  We miss all of you and are so very grateful for you releasing us to minister to the Brazilian people.  The needs are great here as they are in many other parts of the world.  But most all, the people need Jesus Christ and His transforming power in their lives.

God is good, all the time!
Scott and Margaret Jones

I would like to ask that you keep the Jones on your prayer list.

Have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

10th Avenue North and Mercy Me

 The day finally arrived ,Thursday,April 12,2018 as we found our way to a local event venue  the Wells Fargo Arena in downtown Des Moines.We'd been planning our attendance since December - to make this night apart of our renewed Concert going list. We weren't disappointed as we joined others from the Youth Group and a few other adults from our Church.

It's been years since Corey and I've taken time to stand in such numbers of Christian Sisters and Brothers.

A young man named Tim Timmons was the first to take the stage,sharing his testimony of God's  healing touch from cancer and his God given talent to accompany himself on his guitar - raising the name of Jesus in Praise.Please click on his name and it'll take you to his blog where you'll learn about his music and the miracle of Life that God has provided to him.

A little later 10th Avenue North pictured in the top three pictures came out to get the crowd up and moving.

Do you know the music of 10th Avenue North? I would like to share their musical video of their song "Worn". Questions you might have asked yourself or emotions you may have felt?

The main attraction for the evening was the group MercyMe headed by Bart Millard a 45 year old musician, who through hardships beyond his control in life,found a way to express the Redeeming Love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ...

Bart began to write the song I Can Only Imagine at the end of his father's life after going through an abusive childhood . His father Arthur Millard ended up surrendering his life to Jesus before passing away from pancreatic cancer attributed to alcoholism.

If you haven't already had the opportunity to see the recent release of the movie of Bart's life with the same  name as the video below "I Can Only Imagine"...I would like to suggest making time to do so.

The witness of his struggles and the path he's taken to bring Glory to God through all of it is inspirational. It isn't that others haven't had the same problems, it's his willingness to show how we can become overcomers of our circumstances.

With our human eyes and minds we aren't able to fathom the awesomeness of perpetually standing in front of our Divine Father in heaven. We can only imagine by the words given to us in the Bible until we pass from this earthly life,knowing for ourselves - shaking off the cares of the world.

 I hope through my short post that I've created an interest in knowing these musicians God given abilities to speak to the Spirit within you.

Have a Blessed Day!

A footnote here.For more information about these musicians - please double click on words highlighted by a different color than the original text. You'll be redirected to another website.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Pelicans and Gulls Galore

 Late Sunday April1,2018,  April Fool's Day it wasn't a joke when we found huge Pods of migrating Pelicans scattered across Lake Red Rock in Central Iowa, accompanied by a flock of  Ring-billed Gulls. As we watched the Gulls they would snatch up little fish close to the sitting Pelicans, which would in turn rile them up and put them in the chase mode.

The channel closest to the Dam was full of Pelicans vying for position. As they sat bobbing up and down the water pushed them backwards...Eventually they would lift up a few feet off the surface and move closer as they rested to continue to their breeding grounds.

We did spot individuals who felt it less necessary to be in a clustered group setting over other sections of the Lake, but it was more enjoyable of course to be able to get closer to watch for awhile.

You might be able to see in the pictures the feather tufts or otherwise known as plumage starting midpart of the head and the bumps or horns on the anterior part of the upper jaw. Those two features I've read indicate the seasonal preparation for breeding in the American White Pelican.

So much Spring migration activity is already underway! Looking forward to the next month and a half for the stragglers to pass through...

Have a Great Day!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Facebook a Problem for You

My title today is of a great concern to me... Has it become a problem in your personal life?

I went to Facebook from Blogging in January of 2009 to be with a group of people that I'd made connections with in the Blogosphere beginning in late 2006. My understanding of both worlds, Blogging and Social Media have grown expotentially within that time period. Keeping up with the trends,twists and turns constantly being placed in my path...along with responsibilities of home,family and yes,at times helping others. I can't say I know everything about Facebook, but what I do know, I will share from my point of view.

Even after years of sporadically writing my Blog I still don't know the total outreach of whom it has touched.

Sometimes, I run into situations where I know people are using my words from Facebook,my Blog here at Timber Life and they are voicing it openly to identify if they were spoken/written by me,Dianna Butcher. My written voice is different than my vocalizations on a person to person basis most of the time. When I feel strongly about an issue - that's when I start talking. I would be narrow minded to believe what I've said publicly won't have become an issue for some.

Admittedly, I did state on Facebook to my Son-in-Law(probably two years ago at least)who has become a Pastor that if I should say something that could be used to further the Kingdom of God in a Sermon, I would be glad to be apart of it.

Now, I'd like to discuss some difficulties I've experienced over the years of exposure on the Internet/ Social Media. For the longest time I only wrote under my psuedonym CDGardens a compilation of my husband Corey's and my first initials plus Gardens since I was trying to decide what I wanted to be called in the Market Garden realm,  wanting to keep my location and identity under wraps.

I left Twitter many years ago because I kept having problems with Russian Hackers taking over my account.  I really didn't want to have to concentrate so hard on keeping that segment of my Social interaction going.Unless you remain actively engaged,monitoring your account, it's easy for impersonators to steal your identity.

 In 2008 the power for anonymity was removed totally from me or so I felt. My husband wanted to document his flight from our home grass strip with his WWI French Voisin 3/5 concept design to the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture at Oshkosh which was placed on Youtube. Our information was placed on many websites, including his own . Corey, with his excellent editing and artistic ability has been able to create some outstanding publications for the Replica Fighters Association  and the local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 675 . So, I didn't feel it a problem when I started writing about us in this Blog and speaking of our relationship on Facebook.

Getting back to Facebook - It can be a tool to help build a business, a charity, or personal relationships . With so many layers of communication it can become a problem for people as well. We all assume that if we are friends we'll all know what is happening in each others circle of friends, but with time it becomes evident you may or may not know what even your friends are saying. Our transparency can become guarded when we find just one thing that we can't agree upon.

Please let me explain...Speaking in terms of Corey and myself.

1.We started out as individual profiles on Facebook - Corey became a co-administrator of EAA 675 under the name of eebutcher in December 2012, my profile was established in 2009 as Dianna Butcher. 

2.We then decided to do a joint account for a time,shared accounts can give some people a misunderstanding of who might actually be posting. So, to make a clarification we added our own name at the end of the post or choose to stand individually in support of one another. I changed  my profile name to Dianna Koenig Butcher to reach some family members that otherwise may not know who I am.

3. In an effort to put the Voisin 3/5 plans up for sale and reconstruction progress in front of the public, we started talking about it on Facebook. So, that was one more reason for Corey to have an individual profile to promote his concept plane.

I do have co-administrative rights of my own for Voisin 3/5 now but  posted under Corey's name during July 2016. If you look at his profile posts or timeline you may not see anything other than what I post. Speaking in jest it gives me the impression that he wants others to know He's nothing without me. 😇

There are times when someone may make a comment on a post on Faceboook that isn't seen by the individual because of operating system incongruitites. Please speak to the individual on a one to one basis to know if they've received your intended message - that is if you don't happen to see a response to your's.

In this Facebook oriented Society it is a problem when we gauge our full knowledge about who someone is by what's posted. They may not be clear in where they're coming from in their statements.

If Facebook has a place in your daily existence - please don't allow it to consume all your time or your energy...

Have a Great Day!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Song Day Easter Morning - I've Just Seen Jesus

Today is a Glorious Day!

Another day in which I can send Praise to Father God for the gift of His Son,Jesus Christ.

Do you ever come into situations in your lives where your thoughts don't make sense to others? 

Well, in order not to confuse anyone about the facts of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ I'm going to use an eye witness accounts.


                               John Chapter 20:1-30(NIV)

The Empty Tomb

20 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter came along behind him and went straight into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the cloth that had been wrapped around Jesus’ head. The cloth was still lying in its place, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) 10 Then the disciples went back to where they were staying
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene
11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put him.” 14 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus.
15 He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?”
Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”).
17 Jesus said, “Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.

19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

Jesus Appears to Thomas

24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!”
But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.”
28 Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed;blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

The Purpose of John’s Gospel

30 Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. 31 But these are written that you may believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.


Friday, March 30, 2018

Good Friday - La via Dolorosa

So, how do I begin today?

To convey a thought that means so much to me as a Christian...In the Gospels of the Bible our Messiah was betrayed,taken captive,tortured and later crucified. I know it doesn't make sense to many people that a faith that teaches us to "Love our neighbors as Ourselves"would put upon one man all of the sins that our imaginations can bring into reality.

In and of myself I might not be able to answer your questions in a manner that brings  understanding for you but I do want to share the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the World.

Down the Vía Dolorosa in Jerusalem that day The soldiers tried to clear the narrow street But the crowd pressed in to see The Man condemned to die on Calvary 

He was bleeding from a beating, there were stripes upon His back And He wore a crown of thorns upon His head And He bore with every step The scorn of those who cried out for His death 

Down the Vía Dolorosa called the Way of Suffering Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King, But He chose to walk that road out of His love For you and me. 
Down the Vía Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary. 

Por la Vía Dolorosa, triste día en Jerusalém Los soldados le abran paso a Jesús. Más la gente se acercaba, Para ver al que llevaba aquella cruz.

Por la Vнa Dolorosa, que es la via del dolor Como oveja vino Cristo, Rey y Seсor, Y fue Йl quien quiso ir por su amor por ti y por mн. Por la Vнa Dolorosa al Calvario y a morir. 

The blood that would cleanse the souls of all men Made it's way through the heart of Jerusalem.

Down the Vнa Dolorosa called the way of suffering Like a lamb came the Messiah, Christ the King 
But He chose to walk that road out of His love for you and me 
Down the Vнa Dolorosa, all the way to Calvary...

                                                         Thought for Today... 
Mark 15:16-20
16. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, Praetorium;and they call together the whole band.
17. And they clothed him with purple,and platted a crown of thorns,and put it about his head.
18. And began to salute him,Hail,King of the Jews!
19. And they smote him on the head with a reed,and did spit upon him,and bowing their knees worshipped him.
20.And when they had mocked him,they took off the purple from him,and put his own clothes on him,and led him out to crucify him... 

Sometimes my thoughts may not seem complete...smooth transitions,or what you might add aren't transparent. The only thing I will say is "I was able to spark a thought in you for maybe a moment."

God will use even the smallest suggestion of faith to meet a need for someone else....

There are different Gospel accounts that all share the Life of our Lord.All of them telling how He was born,lived,died and was raised to testify of his Father before ascending into heaven to sit at his righthand.

Would you be able to do what Jesus did? Today, as you reflect on the pain that Jesus chose to endure to provide a lost world a better way - give reverence and praise to His Holy name.

Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Palm Sunday Praise - Hosanna to the King of Kings!

Today,Palm Sunday, begins the High Holy week for those who call Jesus  Master, Savior and Lord...And maybe those who  are seeking to change their life, watching us who believe.

We may not get life perfect in our own situations but we know who can help make day to day existence a little easier when we follow the guidelines.

                                                                    Luke 19:28-44

                        New International Version (NIV) Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

28. After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29. As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of          his disciples, saying to them,
30.“Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one          has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
31. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32. Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them.
33. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
34. They replied, “The Lord needs it.”
35. They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it.
36. As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37. When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38. “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”[a] “Peace in heaven and glory in the            highest!”
39. Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
40. “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”
41. As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it
42. and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it        is hidden from your eyes.
43. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and              encircle you and hem you in on every side.
44. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

                                    Hosanna to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

                                                               Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Brazil Mission Outreach

Pastor Scott Jones passing out Bibles at a Church Service 2017
I'm up early again...Working on some Paleo recipes to take to our Brazil Potluck and Auction at church today.

Our Pastor Scott Jones and his  wife Margaret  go to share the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ with the people there...

The outreach of our ministry through them is to -

1. Speak to teenagers who've had to make their home on the street...getting involved in prostitution and drugs. Connections are made to enable them to pursue a different life if they choose to do so.

 2. The purchase of hygiene kits for Elementary School aged children and delivered to the classrooms by Pastor Scott and Margaret.

3. As pictured above Pastor Scott extends a hand of Christian Fellowship after preaching the message of the Cross and  distributing Bibles written in Portuguese to those who made a decision to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. 

This Mission work has been laid upon the heart of Pastor Scott and Margaret because they have seen the need. As the church where they Pastor  here in the United States we have become apart of  enabling them to pursue God's Mission spoken of in Mark 16:15...

New International Version -  Mark 16:15

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

If you should want to become apart of this Mission too, please write a comment and let me know. I will give you the information necessary when you provide your contact information... it can remain private or published in part.

Have A Blessed Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Our Trip from Wheatland, WY. to Hot Springs, SD

Views I wanted to remember from our trip from Wheatland, Wyoming to Hot Springs,South Dakota.
The log ,steel roofed abode, second picture from the bottom left,looks like someone trying to renovate for a possible future gives me a vision for a resettlement anyway.

Some of the homes we saw had better days in their pasts. Days that the homes probably held new life, struggles and trials of everyday events but Celebrations and Successes weren't without consideration either for they too are apart of most everyone's journey...

As  passers-by in Lusk, Wyoming we were met with small town ambiance. The first building in the downtown area,top right gave us a menu of the businesses available to fulfill our needs. We took a left by that building onto the main thouroughfare through town and headed up highway 18 to our next destination Hot Springs,South Dakota.
I don't know if you've ever had the pleasure to travel out west but being a Mid-Westerner I find the change in landscape and atmosphere very appealing. Personal history or memories also have a way of  drawing us back to help us further explore the things we didn't get to experience before. Having foreknowledge of the area can help us focus in order to make use of our short time traversing to the already planned events.

Corey and I spent a little time before sundown heading out from Hot Springs to Custer to check our route for the Buffalo Round-up the early morning of September 29,2017.

I've already written about our visit to the Round-up and to the Sportsman's supply stores Cabela's and Scheel's. However, I still have some pictures and thoughts to share of a few other sidetrips we made in the Hills...I'll be working on getting those together for future moments to share.

Time to wish you, Have a Great Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Shed Hunting in the Pasture Setting

Yesterday was cool and breezy but Sadie and I were up for some Tine collecting after our trip to the Marsh to see what was sitting on the water. Sadie was free to wander to a  point. Due to her coloration she was blending into the background as you can see in the last picture on the righthand - Sadie was being stealthy in following her nose so I  did a vocal check. She raised her head to acknowledge my request for location and went back to sniffing the new scents.😉

My focus when I shed hunt now, to remember from year to year, are the in situ pictures. I believe I can fall back on them for continued education.

Upon driving back into the pasture...I had deja vu. Top left picture shows the first shed that came into view. The second picture from the left is just before I pulled the antler out of the grass.Years earlier I had sighted a shed in the same location from the opposite side of the field,of course that would be a well traveled corridor, one of the first places to look. In a setting such as pastures or tall grasses there isn't any doubt where the deer hooves cut from generation to generation,many intersecting paths.

The second picture from the right on the top row following down the rightside shows the second antler I came across from a distance. On the approach to uncover my prize I saw the exposed 4 1/2 inches of G2 and 5inches of G3; G4 and G5 weren't perceptible until I was standing right above the shed. It wasn't long until I hand pulled away the cover from last year's grass growth and put it in the pickup along with the first find of the morning.

If you follow the pictures from the second one down the leftside of my collage you will see the findings of the third and last antler yesterday. Being a bone collector for so many years has helped in knowing what to look for...if  the landscape doesn't look the same as you remember - Check-IT- Out!
The last antler was probably one I had seen before and was relocated by an animal. It had chew marks, but the condition wasn't cracked or dry. This year I took a picture of the location so I can check next year to see if it'll be in the same spot.

I need to get back outside to finish this year's Timber Life shed hunt 2018...will let you know if I find anything else.

Until then, Have a Great Day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Saturday Afternoon Timber Walk

Last Saturday afternoon was a great day to be out in the Timber. Our dog Sadie and I were out rambling around to see what we could see.

Upon our entering the timber proper we displaced a group of deer basking in the warm rays of the sun. They ran further to the east of us only to doubleback  as Sadie and I took our time searching every inch for tines or signs of what could be passing our way.

Pictured above is one young buck who didn't really want to give up his spot that he vacated when we so rudely interrupted. It was awesome to see him come full bore towards us without seeing  us off to his leftside. As he stopped to test the wind blowing into his face...He turned his head a few times and then focused on our direction as he flicked his tongue to catch scent particles.

Sadie has been winning the shed antler finders award here at Timber Life this year. Everytime we take a walk she comes pulling her prize in front of me. This was the third antler she's located and the second on our walk on Saturday. All of them had been gnawed to one degree or another.

 We started out scouring every inch but as we walked further our attention only hit was was evidently visible...I was the one to find a couple of old bones lying exposed ontop of the leaf debris. The bone in the bottom picture was shining in the sun from a distance which caught my eye, definitely has chew marks on the righthand edge.

Walking further Sadie and came across a few turkey feathers while we surveyed the ground. I had to encourage Sadie to "please wait to disturb the feathers" until I could get a picture of them. This was the largest group we found, otherwise it was singletons either on the ground or protruding from different positions close to the ground, sticking out of fallen trees.

I hope you enjoyed seeing some of what was going on during our ramble in the Timber...our Life if you will.Thanks for stopping by...

Here's wishing you Have a Great Day!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Behold the Lamb of God

Last week as I watched one of the televised services I try to catch before we head out the door to church for more guidance in God's word; this song "Behold the Lamb of God " sang by a magnificent church choir drew my attention  as we were trying to make sure we had everything organized to exit the house.

Let you in on a little secret...Shhh! Don't tell anybody but I forgot the Sunday School book that we study out of in had gotten left on my desk, in front of my computer, under a calendar. Who wouldn't remember until we got to church and it wasn't in the book bag. 😇Yes, that would be me.

Today, I'd like to share David Phelps presentation of the scripture found in John 1:1-29, spoken by John the Baptist who was given the task of preparing ye the way of the Lord when being questioned by the Pharisees...Foretelling of the beginning of the ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ after his baptism at the River Jordan.

Join with me in reading

                                                        John 1: 1-29

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The same was in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.
11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
15 John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me.
16 And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.
17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man hath seen God at any time, the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.
19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?
20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.
22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?
23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.
25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?
26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;
27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.
29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world......

Have a Blessed Lord's Day!