LEWIS AND CLARK

LEWIS AND CLARK JULY ENTRY

Here are some  photos of the pups I wanted to post for the month of July.

Before I get into the July pics of the pups, I wanted to post the parent of Lewis and Clark.

This is Dozer the father of Lewis and Clark.

This is Daisy the mother of Clark.

This is Holly the mother of lewis.

The dogs come from http://www.windsorgoldens.com/

July we made a ton of progress with the pups.

All their shots are in order and we are now able take them out in public.

The first trip to Pets Mart here in Prescott.

The walking on the leashes is going really great….even with three goldens.

Lewis after his bath.

Clark after his bath.

Bath time is fun time.

What a great summer with Lewis and Clark – they are so faithful and loyal.

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Ministry

Cage Fighters part 6

Here is the last outline of the series called “Cage Fighters.”

CAGE FIGHTERS
Living a Life of Spiritual Adventure
Pastor Steve Lummer
PART 6
Coming out of the cage of FAILURE

The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” John 3:8

1. SOMETIMES IT TAKES A SHIPWRECK.
But the ship struck a sandbar and ran aground. The bow stuck fast and would not move, and the stern was broken to pieces by the pounding of the surf.  Acts 27:41

Failure can be DEVASTATING. – Failure  can be DIVINE DIRECTION.

2. Are shipwrecks and snakebites the WILL OF GOD?
Once safely on shore, we found out that the island was called Malta. The islanders showed us an unusual kindness. They built a fire and welcomed us all because it was raining and cold. Paul gathered a pile of brushwood and as he put it on the fire, a viper snake, driven out by the heat, fasten itself on his hand. When the islanders saw the snake hanging from his hand, they said to each other, “This man must be a murderer, for though he escaped from the sea, justice has not allowed him to live.”  Acts 28:1-9

3. DIVINE DETOURS and DELAYS.
There was an estate nearby that belonged to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us to his home and for three days entertained us hospitably. 8 His father was sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and, after prayer, placed his hands on him and healed him. 9When this had happened, the rest of the sick on the island came and were cured 10 They honored us in many ways and when we were ready to sail, they furnished us with the supplies we needed. Acts 27:7-10

Sometimes our plans have to FAIL in order for God’s plans to SUCCEED.

Straight lines or ZigZAGs? – appendix of maps

4. THE WIND FACTOR.
When a gentle south wind began to blow, they thought they had obtained what they wanted; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. 14 Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the “northeaster,” swept down from the island. 15 The ship was caught by the storm and could not head into the wind; so we gave way to it and were driven along.  Acts 27:13-16

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church family, Just sayin'

Love The Foos …Become The Foos

I have played more foosball on Wednesday nights than any other night of the week.

What a great game to connect with people from all ages and gender.

This is tonight at family night.

What is foosball?

Basically foosball is what you see here. A table with 8 rods and ‘table soccer’ figures all over with a ball and some handles. There is a goal at each end and a place to serve on each side in the middle. Each player/team uses their handles to move their men to strike the ball into the opposing teams goal. You always go to your right and defend at your left. The tables are very cleverly build to provide different kinds of rods with different spacing between the men. The game is fast and funny and everyone cheers and laughs. You can play for years and never get board. Don’t be surprised if you get so excited you sweat a little bit from the excitement.

Objective: Use your figures to pass and shoot the ball into your opponents goal while blocking the ball from going into your your own goal. You serve (foos) it, you pass it and you try to score. Always shoot to the right.

Game: A typical game is played to 5 points. Don’t get too caught up in this though, some people play to 7 points or 9 or whatever. A match would normally be best 2 out of 3 games, or maybe 3 out of 5.

Tournaments: The pro’s play for hundreds of thousands of dollars ($100,000) all over the world. At a tournament the pro’s play the same game as anyone else would. They simply do it much faster and with very strict rules. A typical tournament last for 3 to 6 days during which they play for 12 or more hours a day with up to 1000 players involved.

Rules: Foosball rules can be simple or they can be complicated.
-The simple rules would be: Hit the ball into the goal. Your goal is on the left, you try to score to the right.
-More advanced rules would include: No spinning. If you score, the other team serves. Be polite, no swearing.
-Want to see more rules? Check this page of rules.

http://www.foosball.com/content.php?page=89

How to play: Okay, this could get long. Maybe you better check the foosball university later.

http://www.foosball.com/content.php?page=3
Serve: Try to push the ball over to your figures. This can be tricky so practice.
Hitting the ball: Never spin. The best way to strike the ball is with a flick or snap of the wrist and hand. Give it a couple trys then you can get it.
Passing and catching: Be soft, absorb the impact. Don’t over react to the ball. Sort of guide the ball, don’t fight it. Use the ‘force’, don’t think or try to hard.
Shooting: Move the ball along the table before you shoot. Everyone will stay in front of you on defense so you have to move it one way or the other quickly then snap or flick it into the goal. Don’t do a big wind up before you hit the ball. A flick motion is the answer, it just takes a couple try’s to get the knack of it.
Defense: Think of all you men as a team. They move together to make a larger ‘wall’ of defenders. Try not to over react and stay in front of the ball. Remember, the ball will be shot where it is, don’t follow the man.
Blocking slop: Balls roll into the goal on even the best players. The key is to stay calm. Block the corners of the goal with you goalie tilted back. Move to the ball in a steady manner, like playing pong on an old computer game. Don’t jump around the table, be smooth.

Gonna get another table for the house or office soon.

Steve


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outdoors, rivers

The Little Truckee River

I just wanted to post a few pics of a early morning on the Little Truckee River.

There is so much to do in the Truckee/Tahoe region. It would take a lifetime to take it all in…so, in my typical style I tried to fit it all in in three days.

One of the best spots on a river is where the stream meets the lake. Boca lake’s warm water meets the cool trout waters of the Little Truckee. Every morning the fog from this effect reflects a beauty that cannot be captured with a camera but we attempt  it anyway.

A look upstream from Boca Lake.

Looking down off one of the bluffs that give you an awesome view of the liquid ribbon that flows through a riot of color and nature.

I know there is a fish with my name on it here. Next year I will introduce myself to him and then release him back to his fresh water home.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.

There is nothing quit like watching wild life in the wild.

The Redhead waders from Bass Pro were a gift from Bren. They really come in handy when crossing a stream.

Hope you enjoyed the pics.

And remember when you go visit the Little Truckee River in northern California, “take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but tracks. “

Steve

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marriage, outdoors, Travel

30th Wedding Anniversary

I just wanted to post a” few” pics of our 30th wedding anniversary trip to Northern California.

We stayed in Truckee thanks to Roberto and Pam C.

Here is a brief look at our little get away trip.

Truckee is a little mountain town just north of Lake Tahoe.

We actually lived in that area back in the early 1980’s for a brief time.

We were youth pastor’s at Bethel Church in Grass Valley California for all of 16weeks. – (man that was a lesson).

The Yuba River is were we would go on our days off to swim and play. When Caleb was about 9 months old, Brenda would find gold dust in his diaper. Wow, that is when I started volunteering to change diapers.

My cousin Pam and her awesome husband Robert allowed us to stay in their cabin in Truckee. What a great place to relax and vegg.

Navada City is a classic Northern Cali Gold mining town.

Brenda and I loved riding the mountain bikes along the Truckee River….the beauty cannot be captured on a camera.

This is one of my favorite pics of my awesome wife.

If ever in Truckee you will not want to miss Jax Truckee Diner. – Great food all day long!

Emerald Bay on Lake Tahoe is breath taking to see. It is one of the main attractions when you go to Tahoe.

Yes, this is a nature not man made lake…..God does it better every time.

Now to the gift of the Truckee River .

This stream is THE tributary that flows out of Lake Tahoe.

63 tributary’s flow in and one flows out….The Truckee is amazing.

Rafting the Truckee is a “do over” for us next year…absolute blast.

Our 30 years of marriage has been an amazing journey. I am so fortunate to have a soul partner in Brenda…as you know, without Bren, I would be living in a van down by the river…..My parents modeled marriage for Brenda and I …They held the standard that we look up to..I think that is the way it should be.

My motto has become; “One life, one wife…make it great!”

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