Saturday, September 21, 2013
NO GUNFIGHTS JUST A GREAT COWBOY THEME WEDDING BEST WISHES TO JIM AND KATHY
WHAT CAN MAKE US SMILE TODAY: THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS. INSTEAD OF RECORDING THE JACK'S PETS REWARDS CARD AS GEORGE SNYDER IT WAS RECORDED AS GEORGE SNIPER. FOREVER GEORGE WILL NOW BE NICKNAMED SNIPER. IT JUST SEEMS TO FIT. WE WILL WITHHOLD AMMUNITION.
A reality not always easy to accept:
If a thousand facts are presented with skill, but they are confronted by one's feelings, feelings win every time.
What is happening at the BB?
We had to say goodbye to BG from New Mexico. He has been back visiting many times and is a very interesting person. He gave a talk at the Historical Museum in full uniform sheriff badge and all. We missed getting a picture of him but will look forward to his future visits.
We are getting ready for the wedding this weekend. The predicted weather looks good. It is always fun to watch these special days in the lives of many. We are working hard to spruce up some areas at the BB for the wedding.
The progress by the guests on the haunted house seems to be closing in for the anticipated opening Sept. 27th. They are working hard and I'm sure they will make their deadline.
Roger road a bike to his interview at Jefferson Industries. We will hope he gets hired.
We had a wedding on Saturday. The theme was a cowboy wedding. The weather was perfect. As the groom and the best man drove up on their Harley's it added some excitement and after over 200 weddings, a unique effect. We wish for a great new life together for Kathy and Jim.
We have been very busy with farm science. Many great discussions about many subjects but the Lord is the key subject and it is clear many are interested.
Talked with a very liberal person and hope that some facts may have caused him to better understand other points of view.
I just checked in a lawyer working on continuing education.
Donald will be flying into Madison County Airport in his own plane from Kentucky to see farm science review. We have not seen him for a couple of years. The airport is just a few short miles from the BB.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
RELAXING AT BREAKFAST IS NOT JUST A WISH BUT A REALITY AT ALEXANDRA'S BB
FINDING TIME HOW PRECIOUS
What can make us smile today?ONE BIRD SAID I SING BECAUSE I'M GLAD. ANOTHER SAID I SING BECASUSE I'M SAD. BOTH SONGS WERE EXACTLY THE SAME. I'M NOT GLAD OR SAD JUST CONFUSED.
SOMETHING I HOPE EVERYONE WOULD AT LEAST CONSIDER
IT TAKES GREAT FAITH TO BELIEVE IN THE MIRACULOUS CREATION OF A UNIVERSE BILLIONS OF YEARS AGO. IT TAKES GREAT FAITH TO BELIEVE THAT THE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED A FEW THOUSAND YEARS AGO AS THE BIBLE INDICATES. I BELIEVE THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS SHOULD BE REDEFINED; SIMPLY AS THE STUDY OF HOW GOD DID IT. SCIENCE WOULD NOT BE COMPROMISED. ADDING BILLIONS OF YEARS ONLY ATTEMPTS TO MAKE POSSIBLE THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION AND DOES COMPROMISE SCIENCE. EVERYONE ENDS UP CONCLUDING CREATION IS A RATHER MYSTERIOUS SUPERNATURAL EVENT. HELLO, ALL OUT THERE, WHO BELIEVE THAT BY A NATURAL PROCESS NOTHING CAN EVOLVE INTO SOMETHING. THIS IS NOT RATIONAL.
COULD THE UNSCIENTIFICALLY OBSERVABLE EVOLUTION BE AN ELOBORATE SKEME TO AVOID ACCOUNTABILITY BASED ON THE YOUNG EARTH OUTLINED IN THE BIBLE? MAYBE!
SCIENCE REQUIRES OBSERVABLE NATURAL PROCESSES WHICH CAN NOT BE WITNESSED OVER BILLIONS OR EVEN THOUSANDS OF YEARS. SO WHAT ELSE MOTIVATES THE EVOLUTIONIST?
SOME AGRUE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE WILL BE COMPROMISED IF WE LET YOUNG EARTH CREATION BE CONSIDERED? YET, SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE IS NOT EVEN A SCIENTIFIC AGRUMENT, IS IT? DISTORTION OF THE FOUNDING FATHER'S CONCERN OVER GOVERNMENT INTRUSION INTO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WILL NOT SAVE THE FAILED CONCEPT OF EVOLUTION.
IF ALLOWED TO COMPETE, THE YOUNG EARTH CREATION THEORY WILL NOT ONLY BE VERY PLAUSIBLE BUT MAY ACUTALLY HELP STIMULATE SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY; THE STUDY OF GOD'S MAGNIFICENT CREATION IS A GLORIOUS AND EXCITING PURSUIT. TO CLAIM THE YOUNG EARTH OR ANY RATIONAL MORAL POSITION SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM SCIENCE CAN BE VERY DETRIMENTAL TO SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY. ALL THEORIES INITIALLY REQUIRE SOME FAITH. IT IS UP TO YOU AND YOUR CHOICE OF WHAT TO HAVE FAITH IN. MAY TRUTH ALWAYS BE THE WINNER ON A FAIR PLAYING FIELD.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
SCOTT AND JOANNE WHAT A GREAT VISIT BEST WISHES ON THE INTERVIEW PROCESS AND THE CONTINUED INSPIRATION FOR THE TALENTED ARTWORK
WE HAD A LARGE DIVERSE GROUP SATURDAY NIGHT. A MOM AND DAD WITH TWO DAUGHTERS FROM CALIFORNIA TO VISIT FAMILY; A GROUP OF FOUR LADIES CELEBRATING AT A LONDON HIGH SCHOOL CLASS REUNION; TWO MEN BUILDING THE HAUNTED HOUSE AT THE FAIRGROUNDS; AND 10 YOUNG INDIVIDUALS HERE TO HAVE A CHURCH RETREAT.
WHAT A FINE GROUP DURING THEIR BIBLE STUDY. THE GUITAR WAS GREAT. KEEP SINGING PRAISES TO THE LORD.
THE BED AND BREAKFAST WAS A REAL CHALLANGE TO BUILD AND AT TIMES KEEP UP, BUT IT IS REWARDING TO BE A PART OF SO MANY POSITIVE ACTIVITIES.
WHAT CAN MAKE US SMILE TODAY? I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING EXCEPT I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING. I AM JUST CONTENT,IS THIS SOMETHING?
SOME ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS:
SO TROUBLE- TROUBLE AND TOIL BRINGS TEAR
AS LIFE GOES ON EACH PASSING YEAR.
IT SPREADS UNKNOWING BUT STILL KEEPS GROWING
TO CAPTURE MINDS, TO SPREAD MORE FEAR.
OH STOP, PLEASE STOP I CAN BEAR NO MORE
THINKING LIFE'S MORE TROUBLED THAN THE DAY BEFORE.
THEN I PRAYED PRAYER'S PLEA, OH GOD GIVE ME
YOUR HEAVEN'S LIFE, SO PURE, SO FREE.
SO TO A LOVING GOD I CRIED
HE GRANTED PEACE THAT DAY WHEN SLUMBER SIGHED.
SO FOR EACH A DAY IS, AND SO IT GOES
UNTIL WE TRUST THE ONE WHO KNOWS.
Friday, August 23, 2013
SOME THOUGHTS FOR TODAY
GEARING UP FOR A HEAVY WEEKEND AT THE B&B. SO WHAT IS AROUND THE CORNER? DON'T KNOW, BUT I CAN'T EVEN PROVE, FOR SURE, IN A DEFINITIVE SCIENTIFIC WAY THE SUN WILL EVEN COME UP AGAIN TOMORROW. MOST MIGHT AGREE THE SUN PROBABLY WILL COME UP; JUST AS MOST BELIEVE THERE TO BE A GOD. YET WHAT IF THE MAJORITY IS WRONG AGAIN. I TRIED TO WORRY ABOUT IT, BUT STILL FELL A SLEEP BEFORE I COULD THINK IT THROUGH THOROUGHLY, GOD KNOWS, WHY?
WE DO LEARN? WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS. HOWEVER, WE ARE STILL PRONE TO WANDER. THEN HE PURSUES US WITH A LOVE THAT WILL NOT LET US GO.
WHAT CAN MAKE US SMILE TODAY? WINNING THE ARGUMENT IS OFTEN OF LITTLE VALUE; GETTING YOUR WAY,FOR MOST, IS A TRIP TO THE ICE CREAM PARLOR FOR ALL CHILDREN 100 AND YOUNGER.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
KAITLIN AND KIETH ON THEIR FIRST DAY AFTER THEIR WEDDING
WE ARE SO HONORED TO BE PART OF YOUR STARTING A NEW LIFE TOGETHER
SOME THOUGHTS TO THINK ABOUT:
IT IS ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY. AUGUST IS NORMALLY THE HOTTEST BUT NOT THIS YEAR. NATURE HAS A CHARACTERISTIC OF NOT REALLY LETTING US FIGURE IT OUT. WE ARE GETTING BETTER AT PREDICTING WEATHER FOR THE WEEK AHEAD, BUT NOT MUCH MORE. SO HOW DO WE KEEP THINKING WE ARE GOING TO FIGUER OUT MOTHER NATURE. IS IT TO SIMPLY TO BE ABLE TO GO ON A PICNIC WHERE IT DOES NOT RAIN ON US? I WATCHED A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL ON THE EXON OIL SPILL 10 YEARS AFTER THE EVENT. I THINK THEY SAID 4 AND 1/2 BILLION DOLLARS WERE THE PUNITIVE DAMAGE SETTLEMENT AND MUCH OF THAT WAS USE TO CLEAN UP THE OIL SPILL. THE STRANGE CONCLUSION OF THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY 10 YEARS LATER, WAS THAT NATURE HAD CLEANED UP THE OIL DAMAGE MUCH BETTER THAN WE HAD AND OUR HUMAN ATTEMPTS HAD DAMAGED THE ENVIRONMENT MORE. MAN SHOULD NOTICE WITH HUMILITY AND AWE THE INCREDIBLE CREATOR'S HAND IN THINGS. HE IS A CREATOR ALWAYS WITH PURPOSES FAR ABOVE OUR OWN. MAYBE FOUR OF GOD'S POINTS HE WANTS US TO LEARN ARE: STAY HUMBLE,TRUST HIM, THEN DO OUR BEST TO HONOR AND PROTECT HIS CREATION.
THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL DAY LORD. THE BIRDS ARE SINGING AND YOU ARE SUCH A DELIGHT.
WHAT CAN MAKE US SMILE TODAY? IF THE WEATHER MAN CAN FIGURE OUT THE WEATHER A WEEK IN ADVANCE I BELIEVE A HIGHER FORM OF SCIENCE WOULD BE FOR MAN TO FIGURE OUT A WOMEN A WEEK IN ADVANCE.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
THANKS WILL AND BELINDA HOPE THE KNEES HOLD UP ON THE RIDE BACK
WHAT CAN MAKE US SMILE TODAY?
DO YOU FORGET WHAT YOU CAN'T REMEMBER GIVING YOU A FORGETFUL GUILT?
HOW ABOUT SOME DEEPER THOUGHTS?
HOW IS IT THAT THE WORLD IS FULL OF A DIVERSE CREATION OF ANIMALS, BACTERIA AND SNOWFLAKES? YET GRAVITY AND OTHER PHYSICAL LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE ARE DEEMED CONSTANT BY SCIENTISTS. EVOLUTION IS RANDOM BY DEFINITION, EXCEPT WHEN IT COMES TO THE NATURAL LAWS; AT LEAST WE HOPE SO EVERY TIME WE FIRE A ROCKET INTO SPACE. I ONCE HAD A GUEST, WHO WAS ALSO A PROFESSOR, TELL ME HE BELIEVED IN THE PROVIDENTIAL RANDOMNESS OF OUR UNIVERSE. WOW. PHD'S CAN SOMETIMES GET YOU INTO TROUBLE WITH LOFTY THINKING, CERTAINLY ABOVE OR POSSIBLE BELOW MANY OF OUR PAY GRADES. REMEMBER 97% OF SCIENTISTS ONCE BELIEVED THE EARTH TO BE FLAT. SCIENTISTS, LIKE MANY OF US DO SOMETIMES GET CONFUSED.
MOST PEOPLE I KNOW DEARLY LOVE THE SCIENTIST BUT THEORIES ARE ONLY THEORIES ARE THEY NOT? MAYBE THE COMMONLY HELD THEORY GOD DID CREATE THE UNIVERSE AFTERALL, SHOULD BE GIVEN MORE OF A FIGHTING CHANCE IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY. WOULD IT REALLY HARM SCIENTIFIC ADVANCEMENT TO DEFINE SCIENCE AS THE STUDY OF HOW GOD DID IT? NEWTON AND SO MANY THOUGHT NOT.
I DO UNDERSTAND WITH THE PROBABILITY OF GOD CREATING THE UNIVERSE IT COULD BE THREATENING TO SOME MORAL BEHAVIOR. IF PHYSICAL LAWS ARE A CONSTANT SCIENTIFICALLY, THEN IT IS POSSIBLE THE MORAL LAWS MIGHT NOT BE HELTER SKELTER AND CONSTANT ALSO, HOLDING EACH MORE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS. (OH MY, WHAT AN AMAZING THOUGHT--- WHERE IS MOSES AND THOSE 10 COMMANDMENTS?)
DON IT HAS BEEN 7 YEARS TODAY AND I DO STILL MISS YOU ALOT.
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
JOHN HEADED SOUTH TO CINCINNATI
WORD OF LIFE BICYCLE CLUB AND JOHN LOADING UP ON CARBS
MAD RIVER RAFTING TODAY, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL TRIP TO TAKE
CYCLISTS WITH A HEART FOR MISSIONS TIM RON LISA HENRY AL JACK AND VAL
WHAT CAN WE SMILE ABOUT TODAY? BELIEVING THE GOVERNMENT WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, BECAUSE THEY CARE MORE.
GOD IS AT LEAST 3 INCHES BIGGER THAN THE WHOLE UNIVERSE.