Archive for October, 2009

About a week ago, I had to take one of my daughters over to Boulder for a school meeting.  On the way back, as I came over Boulder Hill, heading down the pass to Jefferson City, the sun was just setting.  It was a very beautiful site.  I stopped and took a couple of snapshots and here they are.  Click on a picture to see a larger view.

– John

Beautiful Montana Sunset Beautiful Montana Sunset

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fruitI travel around the beautiful state of Montana for on my job. I enjoy taking pictures of beautiful or unusual things along the way.  At one of my stops, there were quite a few bushes around covered with small ripe plumbs.

I spotted this one off in an area by itself.  When I saw this little bush, I though it had a very spiritual concept behind it.

Its job is to bear fruit.  Not to look pretty, or hang around other bushes that are bearing fruit, but to do what it was created to do… Bear Fruit!

In our walk with the Lord, do we bear fruit?  Is it our life purpose to bear fruit for the kingdom?  Or, do we like to look pretty, hang around those that also look pretty… even in church?!

15“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. 16By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them.

Matthew 7:15-20 (NIV)

What kind of fruit are we producing?  Do we live our lives like the false prophets, full of show, but inwardly dead? Or are we bearing good fruit for the kindom?  Are we the real thing? Or when it is all over, will be be thrown into the fire?

– John

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J.J. lost his first tooth on October 4th.  He also has another one getting loose.  Yeah, J.J.!  Click the picture to get a closer look.

– John

J.J. lost his first tooth.  Click the picture to see a larger view.

J.J. lost his first tooth. Click the picture to see a larger view.

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Ana turned 13 a couple of weeks ago.  Congratulations Ana!  She had a small party and invited a couple of her friends over. They had a great time and ate a lot of pizza.  Click on the photo to see a slide show of her fun time.

Click the picture to see a slide show of Ana's party.

– John

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Ana and Alia are our horse girls. They love horses, and they both take riding lessons.  Here are some pictures of them riding.  The first one, is of Ana riding with a friend who has horses.  The remaining pictures are of Ana’s and Alia’s riding lessons.

– John

Ana and her friend Janessa taking a ride. Ana's friend's horse Alia brushing down her horse at her riding lesson. Ana grooming her horse at riding lessons. Ana riding in the arena. Alia riding in the arena. Ana riding.

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Ana participated in cross country this fall. She is all done with it now, and she really enjoyed it. Here are a few photos of her running in a meet.  Great job Ana!  Click a picture to see a larger view.

– John

Ana runs in a cross country meet. Ana runs in a cross country meet. P1060795

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Winter reared its head today. We received over a foot of snow from last night to today.  The old plow was not very happy that it had to go to work today. Click on a picture to see a larger view.

Early October Snow Storm Early October Snow Storm Early October Snow Storm Early October Snow Storm Early October Snow Storm The Proof

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