Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bits & Balderdash

Time for an up-date on life in North Iowa!

The first major winter storm of the season invaded North & Western Iowa yesterday and last night. There were forecasts of 8 -10 inches of snow. All of this was to stay to the West of Clear Lake ... and it did! All we got was rain, rain and more rain! Someone once told me ... "you don't have to shovel rain!" I like that.

A year ago today one of the most influential men in my life stepped into eternity. Tom Hammond was a friend, Pastor, mentor and leader in my life. After I came to know Jesus Christ as my Savior in 1981, it was Tom who was willing to invest into my life and teach me and model for me what it meant to live for and walk with Jesus. I had not talked with Tom for maybe over a year when I heard he had died in a car accident - If someone had impacted your live DO NOT do what I did ... tell them now while there is still time! Thank you June for sharing Tom with a bunch of college kids - We love you!

This weekend I have 3 college guys, Philip & Susan here. Last night we had "killer" pizza and this morning for breakfast: eggs, bacon, hash browns & onions, biscuits & gravy. There was nothing left after breakfast was over! What a great time with a great bunch of kids!

The Archery Deer Season is in full swing and the rut is on here in Iowa! I'm seeing lots of deer and I'm ready to harvest mine as soon as something come in range (under 20 yards).

I Remain,
Pastor Steve


Anonymous said...

Great blog, Steve...These kind of blogs is what keeps me coming back. Big Bro

The Curries said...

1891? *snicker*

Anonymous said...

Don't pick on him Curries, he's upset about the death of his friend even after a year. I got your back little bro. BB

The Curries said...

Aww, I didn't mean anything hurtful by it. I just couldn't resist a jab at the ol' guy. ;)