Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Monday, April 28, 2014
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Psalms1:1Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Met some folks a little over a week ago that recently bought property west of me...city folks got a chunk of getaway. I didn't see it while they were here, but they told me they built an outhouse for the ladies to use when they are out. Took a ride up and checked it out before our brush with the last rainstorm...quite a cute little pooper. Right away I saw the flaw....tall, skinny structure - not anchored. Sure enough it has since been toppled. 78,93,60,0,B
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Monday, April 21, 2014
Well, it has been 2 weeks since I did my second, third, and forth flights. Have yet to zoom up since Kurt left. Spent the first week recovering from the physical exertion my first flights required and since then been practicing ground handling (kiting) as weather has permitted. Just as I have read and been taught...the more you practice - the more the motions become anticipatory rather than reactive. Keeping things under control makes for an easy launch. As you can imagine, it doesn't take very many aborted launch attempts to wear you down while hefting 90 lbs on your back. I am gaining the confidence necessary to take off on my own very soon.
Here is an interesting note about my choice of trainers for the sport of powered paragliding. There are a lot of different sale pitches out there and I have researched them all. The thing that really sold me on Kurt Fister and www.flightjunkies.com had nothing to do with products or offers - it was a brief mention in one of his YouTube videos about him accepting Christ as his savior. That is one sales pitch that no one else dared to offer. Two weeks ago I posted about my first flight that happened on a Sunday. What I left out that day was after my premier flight early that morning, Kurt flew my unit north and landed at The Big Bend Tabernacle and gave his testimony to our congregation. How he came to Christ is a great story. When he isn't teaching powered paragliding - he is teaching Christians how to win souls. The scripture I posted yesterday is subtly noted on his business card. 72,91,58,0,C
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Christ suffered a horrible death by crucifixion in order to pay for the sins of all mankind. You have two choices. Seek and you shall find him and be granted eternal life...or...deny him and suffer far beyond what He endured on your behalf. Even if you don't believe in God or Satan or Heaven or Hell, you have nothing to loose by asking Christ into your life (because He will oblige you). If you search in earnest - you WILL find Him. As Christ lives through you - you will experience His glory and become increasingly aware of the power of Satan. Allowing Satan to close your mind to the possibilities means there will be Hell to pay. Take advantage of the offer...you won't regret it. Christ did his part - the rules are pretty simple... John 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Nice toasty day today...time to put the Pepino Swamp Cooler back into service. Still works like a charm. Thermometer readings before and after I turned it on - top number is outside ambient temperature...bottom number is temperature of air coming into the house through Pepino. FYI - it's called Pepino because that is Spanish for cucumber...as in "cool as a cucumber". 84,98,51,0,C
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
So far everyone is happy and getting along. Will give the last two eggs one more day to hatch before I give up on them. Been handling each of the chicks so they will bond with me. If I end up with 4 roosters, I will name them all Carl and my future visitors will stand no chance against them. 84,91,39,0,B
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014
Lucked out with a calm morning for my last 4 hours of training. Got 3 more flights in and finally landed on my feet for one of them. Capt. Kurt had to leave at noon to catch a flight back to Florida, but we had just enough time to get an hour of kiting in so he could teach me what I need to work on before I try another flight without him here to assist on the take off.