LEWIS AND CLARK

LEWIS AND CLARK DECEMBER ENTRY

Here we are with Lewis and Clark in December.

The pups are 9 months old now and we enjoy them more and more every day.

Here are a few pics of them in December.

Clark is a fan of hats …no really, he loves to wear my hats. Eat my hats and run through the house after he has taken my hat off my head.

Louie loves his walks – now he demands them.

Bella and the pups favorite trail.

Merry Christmas 2010

The first big snow for the pups  December 30.

This is how we wear the boys out.

Merry Christmas 2010 from Lewis Clark Bella Steve and Bren.

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HOW TO GET UP AND OVER YOUR PROBLEMS

UNDAUNTED COURAGE is Stephen Ambrose’s best selling account of the  Lewis and Clark expedition

….After two years of battling nearly insurmountable problems – hunger, fatigue, desertion, hostile enemies, severe illness, and death – the party had reached the headwaters of the Missouri river. All their advance information had led them to believe that once they reached the Continental divide, they would face about a half – day potage, and then reach the waters of the Columbia River and float safely to the Pacific Ocean….They were on their way to hero status…The hard part behind them…OR SO THEY THOUGHT!
Meriwether Lewis left the rest of the party behind him to climb the bluffs that would enable him to see the other side, hoping to see the waters that would carry them the rest of the way…IMAGINE WHAT HE FELT WHEN RATHER THAN SEEING A GENTLE SLOPING VALLEY AS EXPECTED, HE WAS INSTEAD THE FIRST NON-NATIVE AMERICAN TO LAY HIS EYES ON THE MASSIVE ROCKY MOUNTAINS IN FRONT OF HIM.
What do you do when you think you biggest problems are behind you only to find out you are really just getting warmed up?

…….I picture Lewis looking at the rest of the party climbing up the hill IN EXPECTATION…..AND HE IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW HE WAS GOING TO BREAK THE NEWS TO THEM…..”he guys hang on just a minute…Don’t come up here just yet!….I have a little surprise for you when you get up here.

Yes, eventually the Rock Mountains would perhaps be the most amazing part of their entire trip….the challenge would call for enormous courage and creativity and perseverance….it would lead them to sights they would never forget and experiences they had never known before……it would get them to a point where if they had CONQUERED THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS THEY COULD TACKLE ANYTHING NOW…

THE SAME HAPPENED TO PETER OF THE NEW TESTAMENT…HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO HIS DESTINATION ON THE WAY TO HIS DREAM …THEN ALL OF THE SUDDEN IT HAPPENED…HE WAS IN A STORM, HE WAS NECK DEEP IN TROUBLE….THE BIBLE EVEN SAYS “HE COULD SEE THE WIND”.

The same things happen to us…. We launch into a great adventure, star o new job, take on a stretching ministry assignment, begin a family…In the initial days we are filled with hope and faith…We are out of the boat on our way to our dream and achieving something worth while with our lives…THEN REALITY SETS IN WE SEE THE WIND, WE FACE THE OBSTACLES , CONFLICT SAPS OUR SPIRIT…PLANS GO AWRY…THE ECONOMY TANKS…JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO BE SMOOTH SAILING WE ARE LOOKING AT THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS.

WHAT NEXT….. WHAT DO WE DO NOW?

1. FOCUS your life around the one who  can to save you.

Matthew 14:30 But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!”

Why do most people FAIL?  Not because of a lack of FRIENDS, or a lack of FINANCES …but most people fail because of a lack of FOCUS..

How do you kill a man with a great DREAM ? …..give him another one!

Soon he will be DIVERTED …DILUTED AND DISCOURAGED RIGHT OUT OF HIS DREAM …

2. Break free from WRONG PEOPLE

And when He had sent the multitudes away, Matthew 14:23

And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid.” 28 And Peter answered Him and said, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.”  Matthew 14:26-28

If God wants to bring blessing into your life he will send a person
If the devil  wants to bring destruction into your life he will send a person …ALWAYS!

“Continue to do the right things and eventually THE wrong things and THE wrong people will eventually leave your life” – David Blunt

Rick Warren writes, “when people leave you, don’t try to get them back into your life….it is probably God saving you from something.”

3. Don’t let PAST mistakes keep you from your PRESENT possibilities.

Isn’t it funny that life is understood by looking backwards but must be lived looking forward.

But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, “Lord, save me!” 31 And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.   Matthew 14:30 – 32

Focus your life – Break free from wrong people – Don’t let your short term problems shorten the length of your vision.

Reach out to God, he will pull you up and over and even out of your problems.

Steve

Lead pastor – Prescott First Assembly

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LEWIS AND CLARK NOVEMBER ENTRY

The Golden Retriever is a breed of dog. They were historically developed as gundogs to retrieve shot waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds during hunting and shooting parties.[1] As such they were bred to have a soft mouth to retrieve game undamaged and have an instinctive love of water. The golden retriever has a dense inner coat that provides them with adequate warmth. The outer coat is sleek and water repellent, and lays flat against the body. The official color of the breed is the varying shades of gold that are most often seen.[2]

The breed’s intelligence and versatility suit the dogs well for a variety of roles including guide dog for the blind, hearing dog for deaf people, hunting dog, illegal drug detector, and search and rescue participant. Because of their loyal and gentle temperament, golden retrievers are also popular family pets.[3]

Golden Retrievers possess a friendly, eager-to-please demeanour, and are the fourth most popular family dog breeds (by registration) in the United States,[4] the fifth most popular in Australia,[5] and the eighth most popular in the United Kingdom.[6]

Source – Wikipedia

Lewis and Clark are of the English breed.

Here are a few pics from November. The pups are now 8 months old and Lewis is 80 lbs and Clark is pushing 90 Lbs.

Left click the pic with your mouse to enlarge the photo if you would like.

Amazing photo of Clark taken by Kate Pressman’s cell phone camera.

This pic was taken by my cell phone …I gotta get a Kate Phone.

Also another cell phone pic called;  “two dogs one stick”.

I love this cell phone pic of Lewis loving and flying through  the Prescott National Forest in the pines.

Lewis resting on one of out favorite trails here in Preskitt.

Lewis retrieving …he loves being outside.

The pups have started  competing for the same stick just this month….We are running out of sticks in this weak economy so they are sharing. Any stimulus money for some for sticks?

Pups love “The Pines”…we go there almost every night to let her rip.

November here in Zona the days are getting shorter so our walk turns into more like a run.

Yes, they are some of our best friends.

Steve and Brenda

November 2010

Prescott Arizona

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Lewis and Clark October Entry

Just wanted to post a few pics of the seven month old GROWING pups in this blog for October.

As you can see the seven month old pups have now caught up with 6 year old Bella.

Lewis and Clark gettin a coffee with dad at the Method Coffee here in Preskitt.

Clark with the rope and Lewis always analyzing.

Clark Griswold is pushing close to 85 lbs.

Lewis and Clark (seven months old) always playing, eating or sleeping.

I love these two last pics .

These guys have been just perfect especially for the last 7 months we have had.

Man what a gift God.

Thank you.

Steve

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Lewis and Clark September Entry

Today Lewis Weighed in @ 70.8 lbs and Clark Weighed in @ 80 lbs.

That is a lot of Golden Retriever puppy.

The are six months old this month and a barrel of fun.

Here are the pics from September 2010.

Pups with pops in Flagstaff at Mt Humpreys.

Lewis reminds us so much of Cody.

Lewis working.

Funny pic.

Lewis.

Clark at Granite Basin in September.

I love this pic of Lewis, Clark and Bella in the background.

Thanks Caleb for the awesome pics.

Can’t wait for October’s  edition of Lewis and Clark Lummer.

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LEWIS AND CLARK AUGUST ENTRY

Here are the pics from the month of August with our 5 month old Golden’s Lewis and Clark.

We took the pups out in public this month. They enjoyed our church softball games, walking around the Prescott town square, shopping at Pets Mart and so much more…They had some summer fun and fellowship.

One of our favorite places to walk the tribe.

Church softball fans.

Bren’s daily workout

Lewis

Lewis actually acts and reminds us so much of our Cody.

Clarkness ZZZZ’z

competitive always

Bella and Lew

Clarkee

Wake up Clark

Brothers

Lewis

Satisfied Lewis hugging his brother.

What a great month of puppies in the house.

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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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LEWIS AND CLARK – JUNE ENTRY 2010

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

Bella and the pups are working great together.

Clark, Lewis Natascha and Bella.

Bren the pups and Bella.

Clark and Lew.

Clark at 12 weeks.

Clark in the wind.

fountain of youth.

Lewis @ 14 weeks.

Lewis (back) Clark (front)

Lewis

First bath.

Clark and Lewis.

Lewis/Clark

The month of June proved to be awesome with the two. We started walking them on the leash and they are basically potty trained.

We are loving the bundles of energy.

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LEWIS AND CLARK ENTRY – MAY 2010

I have decided to post some pics at the end of each month of our two golden’s over the next year on this blog.

Here are the photos for the month of May.

Lewis on the left and Clark to the right.

Lewis in the back Clark up front.

Clark left – Lewis right

Lewis in the back – Clark up front.

Clark in the back – Lewis up front.

Lewis before pick up at the breeders. Early May 2010.

Lewis @ mom and dad’s May 2010. (GOING HOME TO PRESCOTT)

Picking up Clark @ Windsor’s in Mesa

Lewis in the back and Clark goin for it in Bren’s flowers.

The last four days of having two puppies as been pretty good. They are getting adjusted to each other. Our rescue Golden Bella is doing amazing and she seems to understand what is going on in our lives right now.

Really happy we got two.

Steve

Prescott Az.

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