Thursday, February 18, 2016


It has been a sad day around our house, our wonderful cat of 15 years had to be put to sleep. He got sick last week and could not seem to come out of it. We were caught between a rock and a hard place. I am not a animal lover, however I did consider Buster my cat, he loved on me and was kind to me not like our first cat FeFe. She was Joeys... We second guessed ourselves but as I told the Vet, we will try a few things but I am not spending $600 dollars on a 15 year old cat, when I had just spent that this past summer on him.  I try to rationalize that he is a cat, not a human, and how do we justify spending $1000 dollars on cat and not giving it away to people in need. So we have battled our hearts and minds this week. It is weird to not have to open the door for the cat 5 times a night. Joey has been very depressed about it. Everyone thinks that since he is the hunter in the house he doesn't like animals, this is so far from the truth of most hunters, they are usually the animal people. We haven't told Harper yet, we are slowly telling her he is sick, went to Vet , and next is telling her he went to Heaven. I know some people don't believe that, but its not the animals fault they got caught in the sin problem that causes death to all. So this will be our last pet, Joey and I decided a few years ago that after Buster there would be no more, it would be very hard to replace such a good pet.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Will Wagon

Can and does God ultimately get his way? That is a loaded question. Joey and I have been in discussion about a situation that arose and a statement was made that "yes I believe ultimately this couple would have received the money they needed to go to mission field,"even if in the beginning a decision was made in a quick way. Some were upset by the way things were handled but as Joey put it, if you would have been in the meeting and looking back on it you can see how the Holy Spirit worked that day you would know that the people in charge made the right decision. Well it was brought up that they could have waited and had input from others and would have had the same outcome. We don't believe that. God does ultimately get his will accomplished, and he will use what ever means he sees fit to do so, however, we are called to get on his WILL WAGON, and do what the Bible tells us to do. He doesn't need any of us, he could use animals, rocks, trees if he wanted. He uses us so that we can grow, be blessed, tell others of who he is, there are a lot of reason that God wants us to participate in the work of his. But like I say he doesn't need any of us, but he wants us.
Some say well we need to pray about, Joeys key word is always is there a Biblical principal behind what you are doing or what needs to be done, you don't always need to pray, you just need to do.
For instance, we had a lady a church who had a leak, her husband and son are not very helpful and Pastor called Joey to look at it. Joey didn't go over there and say to this lady well I first need to pray about doing this, he saw the need and fixed it. God gives us a lot of freedom to do things, he gives us opportunities to be blessed by doing some things, the key is whether we are willing to put ourselves out there. Like I say God will get somebody to do his work for him, is it going to me or you.