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
Several of us went to the Riders in the Sky concert @ the Kentucky Theater last night. The Riders just celebrated their 31st anniversary. I don't know how many times they have been to Lexington, but it was my 4th straight year to see them. They do a mix of western, Christmas, and humorous songs. The audience always has a lot of fun. If you like country western music at all, go see them if you get a chance.If you visit their site, be sure to have your audio on.
Riders In The Sky will be at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday December 9 at 7:00 pm. If you are in the area and haven't seen them you should go if you can. They are well know in the country music genre. The did some of the music for the Toy Story movies. They are fun for the entire family. They travel the country, so check out their website for the 2009 tour schedule: http://www.ridersinthesky.com/ And no, I am not on their staff. I just enjoy going with family and friends to see their concert whenever possible.
My new friend, Daniel, who lives with my old friend, Kathy [oops, I'll hear about that one]. Happy 4 month birthday, Daniel, on Saturday October 11, 2008! The Puppy Relief Squad, PRS, will see you around 3 pm while Kathy goes to the UK game. I hope you can hold it until then...:-)
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love Him, because He first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God love his brother also." 1 John 4:18-21
There was a certain person whose heart's desire for nearly 40 years was to depart and be with the Lord.
Yet his Lord had chosen to stand in a particular spot in the midst of the battle and commanded His servant to stand with Him.
The Lord asked His servant: "How much do you love Me? Do you love Me enough to stand firm with Me in the battle? Do you trust My ways and My timing? Will you be obedient to Me?"
With the battle raging, will the servant desert his Lord and head for base camp? Or does he truly love and trust his Lord enough to stand with Him?
How much do any who say they believe in the Lord truly trust and love Him enough to obey Him in any situation in this world? Will they set aside concern for self to stand firm with the Lord of all creation?
"Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in Thy faithfulness answer me, and in Thy righteous. And enter not into judgement with Thy servant: for in Thy sight shall no man living be justified. For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead. Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate. I remember the days of old; I meditate on all Thy works; I muse on the work of Thy hands. I stretch forth my hands unto Thee; my soul thirsteth after Thee, as a thirty land. Selah. Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not Thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in Thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto Thee. Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto Thee to hide me. Teach me to do Thy will; for Thou art my God: Thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. Quicken me, O Lord, for Thy name's sake: for Thy righteousness' sake bring my soul out of trouble. And of Thy mercy cut off mine enemies, and destroy all them that afflict my soul: for I am Thy Servant." Psalm 143
Denny Chapman & Spanky entertained for the Lexington Horsemen indoor football game on May 31, 2008 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. They opened the game as pictured here as they had for several years before moving to Florida. Denny also demonstrated cowboy mounted shooting at halftime. Click on
http://www.youtube.com/user/cmsa1562to see Denny & Spanky entertaining the crowd. The duo has performed for Horsemen games many times over the years. This, however, was their 1st appearance in 2 years after their Wild West Entertainment Company relocated to Ocala, FL. Many people commented how glad they were to see them back at Rupp Arena, even if just for a short visit. Several said that the duo always added an extra touch of excitement to the football games. A number of people came out after the performance to meet the guys and get autographed photos. Check out http://www.dennychapman.blogspot.com/ for more pics and info. There were about 5,000 fans in attendance for the game. A side note: The Corner Stone Cowboy was privileged to be a small part of WWEC's crew for the performance.
This is the 1st stop on the Denny Chapman Central Kentucky Tour. Denny came to the Marriott Hotel on May 29, 2008 to entertain for the Council of State Governments 75th Annual National Convention. Denny performed and did a "meet & greet" at the welcome reception on the opening day for over 2 hours. There were politicians and dignitaries from all 50 states at the convention. Visit www.photoworks.com/members/CORNERSTONE_COWBOY for more photos.
Hey guys. Here are Denny Chapman & Spanky performing for the Lexington Horsemen indoor football game on May 31, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky. Denny got the crowd going by throwing t-shirts into the stands and then doing short demos of horseback whip cracking and cowboy mounted shooting. Enjoy!
Howdy all! OK, I don't like most pics of myself, but here is one that is not too bad. This is me showing my friend Tattoo how to crack an American bull whip. Tattoo is a co-owner of the Japanese bakery, JTan, next door to our shop, The Corner Stone. We are out behind the stores practicing with the whips. One of Tattoo's co-workers took this photo a few weeks ago and he just now got it posted to his blog back home in Tokyo. It is rough being next door to a bakery with all of those smells coming through the walls, but somebody has to do it. :-) I think the Corner Stone Cowboy is up to the task. Happy Trails.......
Just sold my 1st (4) items at my new auction site, OnlineAuction.com! Be sure to check out the upcoming Rummage Sale scheduled for May 1-7, 2008. There are close to 300 dealers signed up so far for this special event with 3,000+ items that will be listed for a 99 cent starting price. Ya'll come on over, ya hear!