Hey Pete, Johnny, Tom . . .

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A farmer who was out plowing with one mule kept yelling at it, “Giddap, Pete! Giddap, Barney! Giddap, Johnny! Giddap, Tom!“

A stranger, observing this, finally asked, “How many names does that mule have?”

“Only one,” answered the farmer. “His name is Pete, but he doesn’t know his own strength, so I put blinders on him. Then I yell the other names at him, and he thinks three other mules are helping him!”


In a serious sense, we sometimes feel we have blinders on when trying to plead our cause before the Lord. “We know not how to pray.”  

Reaching out to others not only strengthens us but deepens our zeal. There is nothing like prayer to bring hope to the downcast, peace to the anxious, or healing to the sick.

James 5:17b “The prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”



Woman Praying




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A little whine

A wee bemoan

A sighed whimper

That’s all I’ve sown


The body rebels

Stabs my soul

Pains my mind

Make me whole


Gird my loins

Chin up, I say

Today’s gone

Another day


Hope lies there

Raw and bare

Through the fog



Rest in Him

Hand it o’er

Share the pain

Let it pour


Praise the Lord

Sing a psalm

Ask and seek

His sweet balm





NaPoWriMo     Day 29

You Are the Greatest!

Psalm 90 of The Holy Bible, King James version...

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The Lord is righteous in all His ways and holy in all His works.  The Lord is nigh unto them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.  He will fulfill the desire of them that fear Him.  He also will hear their cry and will save them.  The Lord preserveth all them that love Him; but all the wicked will He destroy.  My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord; and let all flesh bless His holy name for ever and ever.  (KJV)

These verses begin and end with praises to Almighty God, and sandwiched in-between is prayer and protection.  What a beautiful portrait of our relationship to our heavenly Father!  Daily we need to speak, sing, think and pray our praises to Him.  By responding to Him through our worship and obedience, we demonstrate our adoration and love for Him. He is always faithful to protect us and hear our prayers.

Father, we do adore You, we stand in awe of You and we love You.  Thank you for Your righteousness, Your holiness, Your watch and care over us.  We acknowledge that You are in control of all things, from the next beat of our hearts to the drawing in of our next breaths.  May our mouths, hearts and souls speak of Your holy name, for ever and ever!  Amen