I just wanted to share with you a picture of my new truck. It was given to me from my wife Madge as a Valentine’s Day gift. I was tickled to get it, and it sure does taste good.
From the banks of Flat Creek
It is Friday January 11, 2019 and Sunday is coming.
There are many who think Sunday is just another day of the week. It is, in fact, the first day of each week, and the day the early Christians met in remembrance of our Lord’s resurrection.
I have never tried to hide the fact that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I do not believe in Him because I am fearful of eternity’s fire if I do not. I believe in Him and follow Him because He loved me, and loves me so much that He proved it.
In recent years I have grown to a place in Him that I never doubt or question His love for me. What I do question and sometimes doubt is my love for Him.
My goal throughout every week is to Get Ready for Sunday. The day I join with a few others to lift up the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in our place of worship; singing hymns of worship and praise, praying, and to preach and hear the preaching of the word of God.
I pray that anyone who is reading this is like minded, and you are preparing yourself to meet the Lord, with those of like mind in Church on Sunday. It will surely improve your heart, mind, and attitude through the coming week.
If you are not getting ready for Sunday you may not be ready for the day the Son returns.
God richly bless you
From the banks of Flat Creek,
I pray all had a great, and thankful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas; and truly a Happy New Year for at least the first two days of it any way.
I perceive myself to be a happy man, a happy married man to my wife of 45 plus years, a happy father of five, and the five of their spouses; also a happy grandfather 0f twelve. I see that as a very happy man. What I am is a very blessed man.
The blessings of happiness are from our Creator who has made all things. By the very word of His mouth He has made all things that are. The seen and the unseen were made by Him. Without Him there was nothing made that is made.
To the Creator I give thanks and praise and glory and honor.
I am looking forward to this New Year. It is a blessing from Him who has given it to us.
I do not believe God is well pleased when people are always in conflict with one another. Tale telling, backbiting, gossiping, lying about another, being a false witness – what a shame. According to some wiser men and women than myself we are not supposed make others feel “shamed”. My thought on that is Shame, Shame, Shame on you. If there was more shame for our actions, our unwise, even evil words there just might be less of it.
I am a Christian. Not because I am a good person, but because a Man went to a cross and died for me, was buried carrying my shame and sin away, then arose from that grave to save me from my sin and evil life, and way of life. He delivered me from condemnation and death. He changed my life and gave me eternal life through Him. He is my God and Savior. He is also the Savior of the world.
Do you want to change the world for the glory of God? Then go to Jesus the Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son.
Make the year of 2019 the most blessed and happy and prosperous you have ever experienced. In the word “Prosperous” I do not mean materially necessarily.
from the banks of Flat Creek,
The title of this writing is how long it has been since I posted anything here. School has gotten back in session in every location that I am aware of and is certainly true for Cassville School District for which I drive a bus.
Here we are just six days away from Thanksgiving Day and only 38 days until Christmas. Wow! How time flies by.
Back in October around the 23rd of the month our daughter, and oldest child had a stroke, and was hospitalized for about 5 days plus. She is home doing well, and is recovering. Please pray for Charity and continued recovery. She is gradually recovering strength, still needs the prayers of the warriors of Christ to intercede for her.
My oh my how the world needs to know the God of the Bible, the Father of Jesus Christ; He who sent His only Son to die in our place, to redeem us unto Himself.
It has certainly been a beautiful Fall season. Temperatures have been a little colder than normal, but hey, I live in Missouri. You never know what the weather will be like. There is a saying that has been said around our parts, “If you don’t like the weather; stick around for a bit, it’ll change.”
If I do not get back to this site to leave a message of Thanksgiving blessing or Merry Christmas; let me give it to you now. HAVE BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. I will always keep Christ in the season. He is the reason for the season.
From the banks of Flat Creek,
I took a couple of pictures while celebrating Independence Day yesterday. The first is up above. It is the header picture.
Now I share with you the second…
Many of the family members had already left. As families go; they had others places to go, and other things to do.
It is so good to live in such a God Blessed Nation.
Hi everyone. I am praying for us as citizens of the U. S. of A. to realize and celebrate one of the most God blessed nations in the world. For 242 years now we have been a nation, and only by the grace of God can we continue as a nation in independence and freedom from tyranny or anarchy. Here is our Declaration of Independence adopted July 4, 1776,
The Declaration of Independence 07/04/1776 When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitles them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly, all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government and to provide new guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of governments. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these States. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his assent to laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other laws for the accommodation of large districts of people unless those people would relinquish the right of representation in the legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved representative Houses repeatedly for opposing with manly firmness his invasion on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the legislative powers, incapable of annihilation, have returned to the people at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the meantime exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without and convulsions within.
He has endeavored to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the laws for naturalization of foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new appropriations of lands.
He has obstructed the administration of justice by refusing his assent to laws for establishing judiciary powers.
He has made judges dependent on his will alone for the tenure of their offices and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of new offices and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies without the consent of our legislature.
He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his assent to their acts of pretended legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock trial, from punishment for any murders which they should commit on the inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing taxes on us without our consent:
For depriving us in many cases of the benefits of trial by jury:
For transporting us beyond seas to be tried for pretended offenses:
For abolishing the free system of English laws in a neighboring province, establishing therein an arbitrary government, and enlarging its boundaries so as to ren-der it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our charters, abolishing our most valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of our governments:
For suspending our own legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated government here, by declaring us out of his protection and waging war against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large armies of foreign mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of cruelty and perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow citizens taken captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these oppressions we have petitioned for redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have we been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They, too, have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity which denounces our separation and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, enemies in war, in peace friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in general Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as free and independent States, they have full power to levy war, conclude peace, contract alliance, establish commerce, and do all other acts and things which independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
Signers of the Declaration of IndependenceNEW HAMPSHIRE: Josiah Bartlett, William Whipple, Matthew Thornton
MASSACHUSETTS: John Hancock, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Robert Treat Paine
RHODE ISLAND: Elbridge Gerry, Stephen Hopkins, William Ellery
CONNECTICUT: Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, William Williams, Oliver Wolcott
NEW YORK: William Floyd, Philip Livingston, Francis Lewis, Lewis Morris
NEW JERSEY: Richard Stockton, John Witherspoon, Francis Hopkinson, John Hart, Abraham Clark
PENNSYLVANIA: Robert Morris, Benjamin Rush, Benjamin Franklin, John Morton, George Clymer, James Smith, George Taylor, James Wilson, George Ross
DELAWARE: Ceasar Rodney, George Read, Thomas McKean
MARYLAND: Samuel Chase, Thomas Stone, William Paca, Charles Carroll of Carrollton
VIRGINIA: George Wythe, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Jr., Francis Lightfoot Lee, Carter Braxton
NORTH CAROLINA: William Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn
SOUTH CAROLINA: Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, Jr., Thomas Lynch, Jr., Authur Middleton
GEORGIA: Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall, George Walton
Enjoy celebrating our liberty as this Nation has for these numerous year; but be safe, and always look to the Creator who has designed and made all things. His name is Jesus (John 1:1-5; Colossians 1:15-18).
From the banks of Flat Creek,
It has been some time since writing on Flat Creek Rolling, but here goes…
I have nothing in the ground to call a food garden. We have plenty of things to call garden. They have flowers and such growing in other spots, some have already bloomed and died off like they are supposed to do.
However, back to our garden spot. It had been covered in tall weeds and grass. I mowed it down, rode it down with the mower on Wednesday (6/6/18).
This morning (Saturday June 9) I went and tilled a small spot at the lowest part of the old garden. My thinking is, that when the creek has risen out of the banks the time or two since we moved in here, the water, as it lowered left better soil for growing things.
I may be too late in planting anything. I am going to plant some beets, carrots, and things such as that, but we need some rain. The ground, this morning, was really too dry for tilling, but it got tilled anyway.
I am going to try, and we will see what happens.
From the banks of Flat Creek,