Echoes From the Campfire

Many things considered by civilized people as necessary were merely superficial.  Annie had the great qualities, virtue, courage, and love.”
              –Zane Grey (The Drift Fence)

    “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
              –Romans 15:13 (NKJV)
    “Doll, here is some money for your birthday.  Why don’t you take Don out for dinner?”  So said Annie’s Dad to her on that birthday more than a few years ago.  His nickname for her was “Doll” and I don’t know if he really used it here, but it fits and I knew it was going to be a good relationship from that birthday so many years ago.
    I remember the first birthday that I shared with her.  She thought we had been dating too much and, though I didn’t agree, we decided to “cool it” for a while.  Then I was asked to get her over to the Joust (Student Union) for a surprise birthday party.  I had just agreed to not see her so regularly, but not sure how I got her to come with me.  Maybe I gave her that “look” and she followed me and “Surprise”!  Let me see, I reckon that would mean that we’ve spent 50 of her birthdays together.  
    Now today isn’t her birthday, I’m beating the gun some.  It’s actually Sunday, but I don’t write “Echoes” on Sunday and so here it is.  We don’t move as fast as we used to, well, I don’t anyway.  She’s still a go-getter; you know she’s been that way ever since she went and got me.  Ha–need to laugh in here somewhere.  
    So I’ll say an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the grandest gal I know!!  Bar-none!
    I came across the following prayer from Cowboys 4 Christ.  We don’t thank the Lord nearly enough for all the things He provides for us and all the things He does for us.  Now before anyone says anything about it, I didn’t misspell the word “cosy”, it came that way.  

         ~ Heavenly Father, Thank you for today, for all the ways in which I have known you…
           For the sunrise and the birdsong For the music I’ve heard, and the things I’ve enjoyed,
           For the meals, and for the cosy home I live in For my close family and for my special friends,
           Most of all, thank you for being beside me through each moment. May I dream good dreams and arise again tomorrow to thank you once more. In Jesus’ name. Amen. * God Bless and keep Sharing the Good News !!! ~ C4C

    There are so many things in this little prayer.  Don’t miss out in what the Lord has given you each and every day.  Even through the night He is watching, and I’ve always wondered how He is working on us while we are sleeping.
This day in the Texas Revolution:  King’s troops are captured by the Mexicans.