John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

Monday, April 27, 2009


Yeah, that's right! I was swinging on our back porch swing after a day full of dental work just relaxing when out of the corner of my eye, what do I see?? About 20' away, there it was! A huge snake!!! It was at least 3' and was reaching up with it's body looking toward me. I about died needless to say. Kent was not at home and all I could think of was "if I begin to run into the house, would it follow me?" So, I took a chance ... and off I went as fast as I could. While I was gasping for safe air, Kent came from the back. He had come home and was in the back of the house. He knew something was wrong and when I could gather my thoughts I told him. He flushed, then proceeded to the back yard. Once my thoughts came back, my next thought was get the camera. I ran to the back and grabbed it. Off to the back porch I went. With Kent being home, I felt safe. When I got back there he was trying to find something - anything - he could use to kill it. The snake had not moved, but was looking around kinda like he was caught still sitting up. Oooooooo .... it makes shrills go down my spine thinking about it. The following pictures should tell the story. I didn't put in a couple of "action" pictures as they were a little hard to tell what was happening.

It's destiny.
Belly side up. The end!

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Blogging Without Obligation

After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

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