Echoes from the Campfire – Summer Edition

“Some men are like horses. Hard riding is what it takes to make them useful.”      –Douglas Hirt (The Kid)

“Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.”      –Exodus 13:1 (NKJV)

The world searches for a man. They search for a person who has the answers to the economic problems, the social ills, and the moral issues of the day. Not to worry about tomorrow, give us an answer today. They are beguiled by leaders, and soon they will be led astray by another. What they do not realize is that the Man has already appeared and will soon appear again.
“There are times when we would give half our kingdom for a “man.” A man of the right force of thought, the right capacity of sympathy, the right tone of music–that wondrous, subtle, penetrating tone which finds the ear of the soul and charms the spirit into rest and hope! There are plenty of “men;” but is there a “man”? Countless populations; but is there a seer, a man who holds upon his girdle the one key that can unlock the wards of my difficulties and can open the lock of my life! Now there is a man who professes to answer all questions, solve all problems, dissipate all dreams, and give us a new start in life. You may have heard his name; you may have heard it so often that it has ceased to be a name, and has become a mere sound–a wavelet on the yielding air. It is a sweet name, and yet it is possible for men to have heard it until they cease to hear it. The name is this: Jesus Christ. Have you heard it before? A thousand times! Yet there is not a name in the newspapers of today which excites you less than that name. Such may be the experience of some of you. It is a terrible thing to have outlived Christ; to have made Bethlehem, Gethsemane, Golgotha, historic names, spectral shadows.”
–Joseph Parker
Isn’t this the way it is? I’m not a follower of Rush Limbaugh, but this seems to be the truth of the matter.
“In Barack Obama’s world, here you have a guy — a registered Democrat, a militant Islamic terrorist who shoots up a gay nightclub — and it becomes the fault of the Republican Party and the National Rifle Association.”
In a word or few, he certainly believes he is the “man.”
Here’s a good one to ponder that my wife gave me.
“Isn’t it odd,
that a Being like God,
Who sees the façade,
still loves the clod
He made out of sod;
now isn’t that odd?”
No, I’m not done with the words of a farmer, yet.
“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.”
“Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.”
“If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.”

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