Personally, I graduated from a state university in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and Horticulture. I worked in a wholesale greenhouse operation for 2 years and then retail for 20 years. I became a small business owner in January of 1999. Since then I have become a certified Irlen screener. Recently I have begun to return to my lifelong interests of photography and painting. I also do volunteer work for the Kentucky Horse Park and the Henry Clay Estate.
"For to me life is Christ, and death gain; but what if my living on in the body may serve some good purpose? Which then am I to choose? I cannot tell. I am torn two ways: what I should like is to depart and be with Christ; that is better by far; but for your sake there is greater need for me to stay on in the body."Philippians 1:21-24
Howdy! Headin' to the Riders in the Sky concert at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky tomorrow night. There are 4 of us going to the concert. This is my third time. Riders in the Sky just celebrated their 30th anniversary. If you don't know anything about the group, check out their website at http://www.ridersinthesky.com/ . Be sure to have your audio turned up to hear some of their songs. They are a lot of fun for the entire family if you ever get a chance to see them in person.
Just ten days before Christmas and I don't know about you, but I'm not ready. Everything seems to move too fast these days. Nevertheless, we need to stop and reflect on the real meaning of Christmas. I hope that you do.
"I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication. I poured out my complaint before Him; I shewed before Him my trouble. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then Thou knewest my path. In the way wherein I walked have they privily laid a snare for me. I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried unto Thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living. Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Thy name; the righteous shall compass me about; for Thou shalt deal bountifully with me."
Happy Hanukkah to all of our Jewish visitors and friends for December 5, 2007. Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights, commemorates the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem ca 165 BC by the Maccabees after their victory over the Syrians and Antiochus IV Epiphanes.