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Friday, July 29, 2011


I've started a new morning routine that I think is better than what I've been doing for some months now. When Hub tumps me out on the curb at about 6:50 a.m. I now walk 1/2 block and sit down at a small round table under a covered deck that is open to the morning on all sides. There has been a breeze and a territorial mocking bird present each morning as I have begun to establish this habit. I pull out my breakfast (a scone, or dry cereal, something simple) and drink my coffee in my mug that has kept it hot since 6:00 a.m. Then, I spend a while with the LORD in His Word.

This location lacks the distractions of my office, or the Union or Jester (where I've been eating breakfast as I watch morning news routinely.) Already I've seen benefits of beginning this way. My mind is being SET on Him and not on troubles of this present world.

Yesterday, when I finished my table time with Him, I was walking up the steps toward the building and saw a girl sitting on a bench, with her legs up under her, leaning forward, with her head down. I thought, she's praying. But, when I got closer, I saw that what she was actually doing, was texting.

That, in the midst of what I was discussing with Him, gave me this!
If we are in the Word, God can 'text' us! That's how we know what He's trying to tell us. So, praying is more like a phone call with him; it has been compared to that often. But, reading His Word is like accessing His texts to us!

Now, I hope you realize that I don't even have texting with my phone; so, this analogy was purely due to what was in my mind as it was set on Him. Amen? Also, if you look at the image of her texting, you'll notice the background contains massive, substantial steps going up, and further back, a more typical, narrow narrow staircase going down into? You can't see where either goes. When we are looking to the LORD for direction, His texts will guide us upward. When we are consulting with the world, that direction is definitely a downer.

The scriptures in this post are ones He texted to me this week!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Horse Quiz # 2

HORSE QUIZ # 2 (Light harness)

1. Some breeds of horses are considered best for harness work/driving? Which of the following are well-known for their driving abilities?
a) Haflinger b)Morgan c) Standardbred d) Fresian e) Hackney f) all of these
2. Why does the driver carry a whip? a) to chase away dogs that follow the carriage b) to flick flies that alight on the horse c) to cue the horse d) to punish the horse for misbehavior

3. Driving horses primarily pull at the trot. They should be able to trot at different speeds. What speed trot is the horse doing in the picture above? a) jog b) road trot/working trot c) extended
4. When harnessing the horse, you should always be sure that the ____________ is on before hitching the carriage to the horse? a) overgirth b) bridle c) brake
5. To get a driving horse to stop, what word do you use? a) whoa b) stop c) easy
6. To slow the horse down when he is in motion, what word do you use? a) whoa b)stop c) easy
7. What speed trot is the horse doing in the photo above? a) jog b) road/working c) extended
8. When you stop the horse while driving, how long should he stand still before moving?
a) to the count of ten b)until a header comes to hold him c) until you tell him to move
9. How many parts of the harness in the picture above can you identify? List them:

10. The part of the harness that goes over the horses haunches and has a strap under the tail is:
a) backband b) breeching c) tailset
11. When steering, the driver's hands do not need to be spread widely apart because? The answer is in the photo above:

12. The pieces of leather that go from the bit to the driver's hands are called a) reins b) lines c) holdbacks