Author: Phillip Brande

Thoughts From Dinkins Bottom Road #26

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The Possum Chronicles – Thanksgiving Edition

Its a great view from up here huh? (Daresum)

Great view. (Grissum)

There she is…. the farmer’s lunch. (Daresum)

She doesn’t even know… She’s so happy (Grissum)

What a life, she has ate well this year. (Daresum)

Very well… Sun’s starting to come up. (Grissum)

Lights (Daresum)

and now for the… (Grissum)

Action. (Daresum)

Screen door opens and shuts.

Hey look over there… a doe. (Daresum)

Yea a john doe. (Grissum) I wonder where he is?

Here comes the farmer

He’s got the ax… this is so exciting (Daresum)

That’s kind of morbid (Grissum)

Look she’s waddling right up to him, just like she does every day. (Daresum)

She is huge (Grissum)

16 pounder? (Daresum)

Naw more like 36 pounder, the biggest turkey yet. (Grissum)

plenty of scraps for us. (Daresum)

plenty. (Grissum)

food is on the stump. (Daresum)

She’s movin to gobble. (Grissum)

WHAM!

Look at that head roll. (Daresum)

Dumb bird. (Grissum)

Look at him just pick up the body. (Daresum)

Strong. (Grissum)

Well tomorrow we’ll have…. (Daresum)

BOOM! (Shot Gun)

Grissum and Daresum startled, Daresum looses his balance and slides down the barn’s metal roof.

He falls

On to John’s back,

and grabs His rack.

John is moving,

John’s doe is moving.

Daresum is hanging on

John is running for dear life.

another boom.

Grissum looks on watching Daresum’s backside hobble up and down on John’s back.

John’s Doe disappears,

John and Daresum disappears

into the woods.

Human voices…

Dadburn we missed em.

Hey lets shot that possum on top of the barn.

Grissum gone.

flees under a shed near by.

all is quiet…

except for the sound of a fowl being skinned

Thanksgiving Music

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Each year beginning in October our family begins to play holiday theme music to carry us through the holiday season.  It starts with October Music and ends with Christmas Music. In between those is what we call Thanksgiving Music (of course:)).  Over the years this list has evolved with songs being added and others we took off because we could bear them no longer.  If you are looking for songs to play during this Thanksgiving season below is a list you can choose from. At the bottom there is a link to the PDF version of this list.  Also, if you have any suggestions of music we could add to our list please let me know by commenting below.

You will not find a list of Thanksgiving Music this extensive any where else!

Enjoy! (Download a PDF copy here… Thanksgiving Music )

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Down Load a PDF copy here… Thanksgiving Music

Grief

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Seems this fall I have been faced with a season of grief.  There are things that sometimes happen that are totally out of my control.  I didn’t cause them to happen, they just happened.  Things like decisions friends make that hurt me to to core, and the knowledge that I know the decision wasn’t the best one for them though they think it is.  Decisions people have made to continue in their way of life that is bringing them harm and for the life of me I can’t get them to see that their way of life is bringing on the troubles they are experiencing. Then, there is this past Friday when one of our church members passed away, a member that was dear to my heart. There are personal things that I have struggled with over the past few months, how to handle certain situations and how to plow through others.

It is sometimes overwhelming as my soul grieves over these things.

Then there are those things I know that my friends are experiencing. Things like – I have a good friend whose best friend just moved out of the area… and I don’t mean to the next county… I mean out out “west” – and a little north.  Knowing that his heart is hurting makes my heart hurt for him.  Other friends have sickness issues, a child has been hit inappropriately by her mother, and parents who are struggling with how to parent….

and you just want to go in and have the power to save them all… not in a redemption sense because you know its not your job to do that but in a “making everything ok” sense.

The power to get people to change their decisions and realize what they have given up.

The power to bring the one back that has now moved away.

The power to reverse time and take the child out of the situation of abuse before it happens.

The power to heal people from their sicknesses

The power to raise the dead.

Why do I not have these super hero supernatural powers?

Because I would miss use them…

though I would do a lot of good with them…

some how in the long run it would wind up doing more harm than good….

much more harm.

So… once the thought process gets to this point I am reminded of the importance and the power of prayer.  For I can ask for all the above “miracles” and then leave it to God to do the right thing, the thing that is best for each and every situation.  The very thing that I would totally mess up if given the power to do so…

for if you think the world is chaotic now…

if we had unlimited power to change things our incidental misuse of that power would wind up making things much worse.

So…

I move on…

praying without ceasing for God to move in the way he sees fit – though I give him suggestions how I would do it along the way. 🙂 😉

Ways to Share the Gospel #5

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21. Start a Bible study with a few Christian friends. Ask nonbelievers if they would like to join you.

22. Wear t-shirts/jewelry with Christian themes on them.

23. Help people stranded on the side of the road. Give God the credit. (Be careful with this one…)

24. Get involved with the children’s / youth ministry at your church (AWANA or Fuel for Farmington People) become a mentor/teacher and invest in the kids. Teach them about Jesus and how to live for Him.

25. Start a blog

Note: The Source for these post is https://equippinggodlywomen.com/community/easy-ways-to-share-the-gospel  – I did adjust a few of them.