So God Made A Farmer, by Paul Harvey

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker”

— so God made a Farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper, then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board”

— so God made a Farmer.

“I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild; somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies, then tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it”

— so God made a Farmer.

God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt, and watch it die, then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps; who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, and then pain’n from tractor back,’ put in another seventy-two hours”

— so God made a Farmer.

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds, and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place

— so God made a Farmer.

God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark.”

It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners; somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with a five-mile drive to church; somebody who would bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh, and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says that he wants to spend his life “doing what dad does”

— so God made a Farmer.

So God Made A Farmer – by Paul Harvey, 1978

Two Horses

Several years ago, my Father sent me a copy of this short story by an unknown author. I printed it out, though later misplaced the copy. Now found, here it is…

Two Horses

Just up the road from my house is a field with two horses in it. From a distance each looks like every other horse. But if you stop your car, or are walking by, you will notice something quite amazing. Looking into the eyes of one horse will disclose that he is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made a good home for him. This alone is amazing.

If nearby and listening, you will hear the sound of a bell. Looking around for the source of the sound, you will see that it comes from the smaller horse in the field. Attached to her halter is a small bell. It lets her blind friend know where she is, so he can follow her.

As you stand and watch these two friends, you’ll see how she is always checking on him, and that he will listen for her bell then slowly walk to where she is, trusting that she will not lead him astray. When she returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, she stops occasionally and looks back, making sure that her friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell.

Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes, we are the blind horse being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. Other times we are the guide horse, helping others see.

Good friends are like this…you don’t always see them, but you know they are always there.

Please listen for my bell and I’ll listen for yours.

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Author Unknown

Censorship of Radical Islam From War On Terror Lexicon

Censorship of Radical Islam

Pursuant to the recent murders by “radical Islamic terrorists” of staff at Charlie Hebro a satirical weekly newspaper in France, many people and organizations alike have sought false security beneath the blanket of political correctness, cowering in fear at any such utterance used to define the ideology undergirding these acts of atrocity. Choosing instead to use such terminology as “violent extremists”, the contagion of cowardice has spread beyond notable public figures such as President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder, to more common entities – now, including Zazzle.

These individual designs were available in the marketplace through Zazzle as print on demand merchandise. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, each has since been removed…

Intellectual Property Rights

Having recently discovered one of my designs (Ted Cruz 2016) being used on a Facebook site without permission, I contacted the user by email, and then again later through Twitter requesting that the unauthorized use of my design be discontinued. With no reply after a week, I contacted Facebook directly and filed an intellectual property right violation report. After providing the appropriate information as evidence of ownership, Facebook responded swiftly by removing the aforementioned design within the hour – thanks Facebook!

Justice With Judge Jeanine

Instapoll Question

Yesterday afternoon, I responded to an #instapoll question posted on Twitter by Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) of theJustice With Judge Jeanine television show on Fox.

Though I’d hoped that she would both select and display my response alongside of my Twitter username (@mi_conservative – now, @twenty48dotnet) on her June 21, 2014 show, I was nevertheless very much pleased to hear her make reference to my answer, citing:

‘…Phil said that Lois Lerner used the hard drive as a booster seat to plead the 5th.’

Such fun ~ thanks Jeanine Pirro!!!

Hugo Chavez Caught At Border!

Hugo Chavez Caught At Border!

I wrote this political satire in 2007…

It appears as if Hugo Chavez, socialist (and communist want-to-be) President of Venezuela, is up to his dirty old tricks, again…

In a scenario so bizarre as to have editors at the National Enquirer scratching their collective-heads in disbelief, Hugo Chavez has been apprehended and detained by customs officials for attempting to enter the United States of America disguised as a Texas Longhorn bull.

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