Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Friendship Shouldn't Excuse Sin

Posted by Jerry Miller on Thursday, May 31, 2012,
When I was in High School I had a friend who was a perpetual liar.  He had such a reputation for going far beyond exaggeration that people who know him well knew that his word could not be trusted. 
    After completing High School my lying friend went to work for a farmer who farmed right across the road from one of the fields I farmed.  During the fall of the year one of the farm radio shows would ask farmers to call in with yield reports.  Since this man had been a friend of mine for year...
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Memorial Day 2012

Posted by Jerry Miller on Monday, May 28, 2012,
If I have my history right, United States has not formally declared war since World War II.  It seems the last formal declaration of war took place nearly 70 years ago on June 5, 1942 when Bulgaria, Hungry, and Romania were added as opponents in our war with Japan, Germany, and Italy. 
Numerous military engagements have been authorized by congress since that time however.  Whether or not you call those activities wars, police actions, skirmishes, or national security ventures people have di...
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Prayer, Rain, and Thankfulness

Posted by Jerry Miller on Friday, May 18, 2012,
Last fall was really dry.  I heard of farmers having extra wear and tear on their tractors and tillage equipment because the dry ground made pulling really hard.  Then several weeks ago, I heard about a farmer who was concerned about planting into dry dirt and having uneven emergence.  It is amazing how quickly things can changed once we got a 4“ rain.
This reminds me of a dry spell we went through during my childhood.  My dad was a farmer and he was concerned that the crops get some rain. ...
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Will There Be Pets In Heaven?

Posted by Jerry Miller on Friday, May 4, 2012,
We have a German Shepherd.  They are amazing dogs.  They were bred to be rugged working dogs.  Our dog loves to do her work of watching the neighborhood and letting us know what is happening with her well timed bark.  The only time that the church was ever broken into was when she was away on vacation at my in-law’s farm.
She loves going to the farm because she loves being able to run outside at her leisure.  When Crystal and I were first married we tried having her in the house with us, bu...
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November 2010- April 2013
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