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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Butt Prints

Otherwise known as the sequel to “Footprints in the sand.”
Footprints in the sand

One night I had a wondrous dream,
One set of footprints there was seen,
The footprints of my precious Lord,

But mine were not along the shore.
But then some stranger prints appeared,
And I asked the Lord, "What have we here?"
Those prints are large and round and neat,
“But Lord, they are too big for feet.”
“My child,” He said in somber tones,
“For miles I carried you alone.
I challenged you to walk in faith,
But you refused and made me wait.”
“You disobeyed, you would not grow,
The walk of faith, you would not know,
So I got tired, I got fed up’
And there I dropped you on your butt.”
“Because in life, there comes a time,
When one must fight, and one must climb,
When one must rise and take a stand,
Or leave their butt prints in the sand.”

–Author Unknown

I've not posted in a while. It is more of lack of dedication and abundance of laziness. I'm still battling pressure sores. They have caused me to be limited on my time spent out of bed. About 6 hours daily. However the one thing that I want to avoid is "pity parties". It's getting easier to drive right through the middle of the valley and not to be worried about anything.
Because of my set up that God has provided I can watch my TV with surround sound while I am in bed. My wife & mother-in-law have been recording movies for me to watch in the late afternoons. There are all kinds of movies available through DirecTV, but I find myself watching old John Wayne and Clint Eastwood movies. The content is very PG with the exception of a few choice words. It seems like too many current movies have a dark overtone with plenty of sexual scenes. All the things that I used to find interesting are now the things that bother me. Don't get me wrong, I'm not speaking from the values of my 20-year-old self. I am now 58 and born-again. I have the Holy Spirit telling me that those "things" are not the kind of "things" that I should be doing. Thank you Jesus for sending the Holy Spirit to guide and direct me.

Much love, Dennis