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    iPainting Was Not Supposed To Race

    I wrote about it yesterday in the sketch, but Rich Strike was not supposed to race on Saturday. A last minute removal of another horse gave him an opportunity to run. He seized that moment, and ran into the history books as the second biggest long shot in that race’s history. Don’t allow others expectations to dictate your pace, go for the goal!

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    Sketch Rich Strike Ky Derby 2022

    Proverbs 21:31 (ESV)31 The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the LORD. This verse was a perfect illustration of what happened this year at the Kentucky Derby leading up to the race. The sketch I did above was of the 2022 Kentucky Derby winning horse Rich Strike. The horse was not supposed to run in the race. At the last minute, there was a last minute scratch of another horse. The owner was shocked at the last minute call, and even more shocked when the 80 to 1 shot won the derby. It was the second biggest long shot in the race’s…

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    My Son’s Mom

    The picture above is perfect in so many ways. I have always been a Momma’s boy, but it’s fascinating to watch how much these two adore each other. There smiles are so big when they look at each other. Before Nicholas, Mother’s and Father’s Day were days we dreaded and got through. We both loved our parents, but the void in our lives was so loud. Now it’s been replaced by the richness of our son’s laughter, and no one can make him laugh like his Momma. Happy Mother’s Day to my beautiful wife, and I’m so thankful you are not only our son’s joy, but the one that makes…

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    Eleven Minutes

    Isaiah 11:11-12 (KJV)11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, …12 And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Eleven minutes after David Ben-Gurion declared independence, President Harry Truman recognized the nation of Israel. As a student of history, and a Christian, this was a fascinating moment. The people of Abraham had once again taken root downward in the land Jacob raised Joseph in. Today they have…

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    Two Trips To Achish

    1 Samuel 21:12 And David took these words to heart and was much afraid of Achish the king of Gath. 1 Samuel 29:9 And Achish answered David and said, “I know that you are as blameless in my sight as an angel of God. … Achish was the King Of Gath, one of the cities of the Philistines. David makes two trips to this city, with drastically different results. The first time, David was afraid of him and left. The second time, he not only stayed, he greatly impressed King Achish. Some say it was a different Achish the second time, some say it was the same. Either way, it…

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    A Miracle, Surprises, And Superman

    At any given moment, we’ll here “I’m hulk”, “wanna play dinosaur,” or one of my favorites, “will you hold me?” We’re not perfect I promise you, but we try to always be grateful for the voice we longed to hear for oh so long. Tomorrow is Nicholas’ third birthday, and I’m sure most people know our story by now, but three years later we are deeper in love with our son, our story, and Our Heavenly Father than ever before. I say that, because we did not do it, in fact we could not have done it. There was no way, on any level, that we could have made it…

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    Six Days From A Miracle

    March 21, 2019, by now we had ran a rollercoaster of emotions. Ashley and I had expected our baby the first Wednesday, but then it looked like it would definitely happen the next Wednesday, it hadn’t. The day after we were confused, disheartened, and holding onto hope at the same time. We didn’t realize we were now six days from seeing our son. A flood of memories come back as you relive it. Especially all of the blessings God gave us during the time of waiting. Waiting is hardly ever easy, but harder if you’ve waited for a long time, and we had. Of course now the waiting makes the…

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    The Most High

    Psalms 83:1-3 (ESV)1 O God, do not keep silence; do not hold your peace or be still, O God!2 For behold, your enemies make an uproar; those who hate you have raised their heads.3 They lay crafty plans against your people; they consult together against your treasured ones. This was the last of the eleven Psalms written by Asaph, a Seer to King David, and conductor of song. The interesting thing about this, as he was a Prophet and a musician, is the way he sets the pace for this Psalm. It booms with a call to God, and the threats of a conspiracy. Asaph explains that the enemies of…

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    Flying To Phoenix

    On March 12, 2019 we boarded a plane to Phoenix, Arizona to be there for the birth of our son. We were excited, and trusting God, but nervous. Ashley and I were wondering what would happen next, and willing to do whatever it took to meet our son. This morning our little boy was awake at four something this morning, not knowing we were up very early a few years earlier. This morning we were a little too sleepy to realize what day it was, but I remember it well now. That day, as well as today, we ended up at Walmart. Only that Wal-Mart seemed like a world away.…

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    The Southern Border Of Judah

    Joshua 15:21-25 (NKJV)21 The cities at the limits of the tribe of the children of Judah, toward the border of Edom in the South, were Kabzeel, Eder, Jagur,22 Kinah, Dimonah, Adadah,23 Kedesh, Hazor, Ithnan,24 Ziph, Telem, Bealoth,25 Hazor, Hadattah, Kerioth, Hezron (which is Hazor), Joshua 15:21-25 takes us on a tour of Judah’s southern border. Bible readers understand that in The Bible, every name has a meaning. It would take a few minutes to go into detail on what each city’s name means. However I would like to share with you both the meaning their names, and what I believe it is a type and shadow of. There is so…