Saying Goodbye to Remy

Yesterday was a very emotional day at the homestead. While laying down in bed with Micah for a nap, Heather rushed in and shook me awake. “Daniel! Some dogs attacked Remy!” Our rooster was attacked by a band of stray dogs and left for dead.

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Live a Little More – Talk a Little Less

Most every deep thought I meditate on stems from a quote I’ve read or heard elsewhere. Case in point:
If you want to be promoted, excel at your occupation. If you want to have a nice house, take good care of the one you have now. If you want people to listen to your counsel, have a successful life so you have credibility (talk is cheap). If you want to be happy focus on what is going good in your life (not what is wrong in the world) and cultivate thankfulness.
If you want to have a great relationship with God, give yourself completely to Him…If you only seek Christ in crisis than don’t be surprised if crisis becomes your lifestyle. If you want to write books, start writing articles.
Stop waiting for someone to come along and discover you, take responsibility for your own success in God. By God’s grace you have been given the ability to work hard!- Kris Vallotton
┬áThe truths found in this quote eluded me all my life; especially the “have a successful life so you have credibility (talk is cheap)”. This is why I’ve removed nearly all my other websites. Talk IS cheap, and I have lots of it.
I need to live more life, take more chances, build some things with my own two hands, and grow some food out of the ground.
Maybe then… someday… I’ll have something to say.

Being “Real” Starts in Prayer

A little book by Bill Leckie recently shook me out of my stupid complacency and taught me to be real with God first. All this time I’ve been journaling and chatting with friends over coffee trying to reach down into the “real me”, I’ve been fooling myself. There is no “getting real” without first owning up to who we are, what we want, and what we don’t want with our Daddy in Heaven.

He knows all, so He is not surprised. But we are not free of the shackles of self-protected delusion until we come clean in His presence. It is that naked unveiling of our hearts in front of Another that permits us to be freed from whatever hindrance, shame, or fear kept us from moving beyond.

I’m gonna let this marinate and see what else God has to say.