Thursday, November 26, 2015

David Nelson Boyd April 6, 1930 - November 21, 2015

On November 21, 2015 after 85 years in the body was called away. 

His influence on the planet will continue through the children and grandchildren the Lord blessed him with.

There will be a gathering to celebrate his life at Davis Islands Church Mon, Nov 30, 11am, South Tampa Fellowship (813) 251-1515

24For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

Hebrews 9:24-28

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Great Little Grill

The Char Griller is an inexpensive grill that performs with excellence. Lots of control over temperature and smoke to help you grill your meat to perfection!

With this little grill  you get the results of a big smoker in an inexpensive ( about  $70 give or take) and very portable small size!

Char GrillerChar Griller

It is great for beef and poultry!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Yearling Trail.

The Yearling Trail

Went on another road trip this time destination The Yearling Trail followed by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park. It was a wonderful step back in time!

The Yearling Trail

The Yearling Trail

The trail was exciting with a very diverse landscape and I had to turn back to soon. I will soon visit again and give it the attention it deserves!

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

The Rawlings home was great! A real slice of life from the 1930's.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

It was deserted Monday afternoon and after paying the $3 parking fee we wandered around all by ourselves and enjoyed the grounds as if we were the only people on the planet. The home and buildings were not accessible but you could look through the screen doors and see the old time decor. We will return some day near the weekend for the tour.

Rawlings home and grounds

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

The animals about the place we very docile and you never knew where a chicken would appear.

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park

Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa)

All around a very pleasant experience.

Sabina's Diner for Dinner!

"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you; abide in My love. John 15:9

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Brofishing November 1, 2015

Brofishing November 1, 2015

Went fishing today! Enjoyed it as usual.

Brofishing November 1, 2015

The bay has been abundant with bait fish and the grass on the flats is thriving like I have never seen it!

Brofishing November 1, 2015

Brofishing November 1, 2015

Brofishing November 1, 2015

Joe did most of the catching.

Brofishing November 1, 2015

As we pulled up to the ramp on our way home we were able to free an entangled Pelican. Very gratifying to see it fly off to continue its service to creation.

Then God said, "Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens." Genesis 1:20

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The least the greatest

I am reminded this morning by this small excerpt that every little true kindness is of eternal value!

"He has had nothing to do with our story, save that once he made our Annie feel that she had a home. And to give that feeling to another is worth living for." George Macdonald, Alec Forbes of Howglen.

I find myself always in what might be best described as sporadic relations with most of the people whom are moving about in my orbit. This condition often causes me the discomfort of believing that my influence is lacking any substantial positive effect on these whom I love. My salvation in this regard is the knowledge that my Father in heaven is at work with or without me and His Spirit is active in the lives of His chosen children.

Thousands that are capable of great sacrifices are yet not capable of the little ones which are all that are required of them. God seems to take pleasure in working by degrees; the progress of the truth is as the permeation of leaven, or the growth of a seed: a multitude of successive small sacrifices may work more good in the world than many a large one. What would even our Lord's death on the cross have been, except as the crown of a life in which he died daily, giving himself, soul, body and spirit, to his men and women? It is the and that is the precious thing. Being is the mother to all little Doings as well as the grown-up Deeds and the mighty heroic Sacrifice; and these little Doings, like the good children of the house, make the bliss of it. George Macdonald, Weighed and Wanting.

Every little comfort along with every truth we can offer to those living in vulnerable circumstances are of great value. Keep loving fearlessly!

The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:40