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The Tree Planter

Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity! Psalms 133:1 ESV Once upon a time, in a land far away, was a beautiful valley. Lush vegetation covered its gentle slopes, and the stream that ran through it sang a happy song. But alas, all was not well in the valley, for it had no trees. As a result, a general air of sadness rested in the sweetflag blossoms and an unspoken gloom caused butterfly wings to droop. Birds came to feast on the seeds of the wildflowers, but none stayed to build nests and raise their young. Travelers stopped to drink from the brook, but none built homes for lack of shade. And then, one day, the Tree Planter arrived. As he sat on a rock overlooking

A Dog's Life

In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. Job 12:10 KJV Today I dug a hole for my best friend. The sand was soft and the roots were easily cut but it was the hardest dig I’ve ever had to make. As the shovel bit into the soil I thought about all the years we shared together on this earth. He has been a loyal companion and faithful friend. The love he has given my family was unconditional and constant. Oscar, our Jack Russell, has watched four grandchildren come into the world, and I only wish he could have been there for number five. Karen and I were hoping that he could move into the home we are building in Callahan but that just was not to be. The Lord

The Faith that trumps Fear

And the LORD said to Joshua, “Do not fear and do not be dismayed.” Joshua 8:1a ESV President Franklin Roosevelt once stated, “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.” I take issue with that position. There are many things in life that we should fear. In fact, I would go so far as to say, it is one of the most beneficial gifts that God has ever given us. When we sense danger, our level of readiness is heightened, and our ability to respond to any given situation is increased exponentially. Fear also helps to ready us for potentially dangerous events. Anxiety due to an approaching hurricane causes us to properly prepare. A healthy fear of being involved in an accident on the highway will slow

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