Sunday, May 27, 2012


Good morning to all my friends and family,

The old bow project is moving along with a measure of success. Today I get my hunting license and deer tags. I have not shot the bow in a few weeks because of a garage full of tools. We took mom home a few weeks ago and I had the opportunity to clean out dad’s shop. I brought many tools home and revived some forgotten memories. It is hard to talk about the experience without filling the page with worn out cliché’s, but it is healing and almost electrical to pick up a tool that your dad showed you how to use. Once or twice it seemed as if I was instantly transported back in time. I could feel his touch and hear his voice, as he showed me how to use a Block plane on an old piece of pine, or the time he showed me an inventive way to create a tool to make checker background on a piece of wood work. The whole trip, though long, was productive. We helped mom clean out the storage shed and straighten up around the yard some, as well as getting the shop cleaned up and out.

I have started work on a couple of new projects, and shelved an old project that was getting in the way; I will share more on those subjects later. At this point in time I am reading three books at once. I am in the middle of William Zinsser’s book, “On Writing Well”, a very good book for all who care to share their ideas with others. I am finishing up a book I have had for a while. It is a bit dry but filled with important information to those who write. It is much like the good pig; you can’t eat it all at one time. The book I am referring to is called “The Craft of Research”, by Booth, Colomb, and Williams. I have discovered it is a good book to read just before bed time.

The third piece I am reading is “Fox’s Book of Martyrs” By John Fox. I highly recommend this book to all, Christian or not. It will open your eyes to what the faithful before us have suffered for placing their faith in Christ Jesus during periods of persecution of those who swam against the flow of the social norm (does that sound familiar to anyone, except for the pain of death). Conversely, I found out the hard way this is NOT a good book to read at bed time, unless you want dreams of having boiling water poured on your head and then being burnt at the stake. All the same, it is a must read for those of us who have been saved for years, and complacency has set in. I pulled out the soap box and started to climb on board, but I will save my breath for another time.

So, you are up to date with my life, what is happening in yours? My daughter Keri has started a new project called “Unscripted Craftiness” Stop by and see what is new.

Here is a thought to end with. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehended it not” John 1:1-5. Let the Living Word of God speak through you today. In the beginning He spoke the world into existence, what will that power living in you speak into existence today? Get out of the way and let God work, it works!


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