Saturday, August 28, 2010

God called My Brother on Aug 17th 2010.

To those who loved my brother so much, it seems like the clouds of sadness will never leave. This picture was taken the very evening that Dale had been laid to rest.
The Niagara Fire trucks escorted and stopped the traffic on HWY #2.

His Boots!
His loving children wanted his boots there, filled with flowers reminding us of the beautiful promise of Resurrection. No one will ever be able to fill the boots of a husband to Kathy, father to Angela, Amber and Jamie, a son to my aged parents, and a brother to me. A grandfather to his 16 mo old grandson Brayden, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin, nephew, friend, the list goes on and on.
My dad placed a mint on the casket as Dale always had his mints in his pocket to get him through the day.
From fellow hunters.
Notice the bullets on the casket.

Memorial Flowers from Falin's, Baker's and Sutton's.

The lilies remind us of Jesus word in Matthew6, . . . and why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, ... verse 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. . . . verse 34 "There
fore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself.
Below are the last pictures I took of my brother.
They were taken the first week in August when we spent the week at my parents to visit family and friends.
Notice how the sun is shining on this first picture, I didn't notice it until now. The "SON" Jesus said, I am the light of the world. If you want to read about what He tells us, its in John 8, starting at verse 12.
I hope you enjoy these final pictures as much as I have.
Give thanks for the years we did have with Dale.
What a blessing!

We will all miss Dale very much on this side of Heaven.
Eternity is forever!

Monday, August 16, 2010

ND Harvest

We certainly enjoyed our visit with my parents and brother and family the first week in Aug. I will share more pictures on a latter blog. I was very excited that at the end of our stay there was a couple of wheat fields ready for harvest. It's always a exciting time on our farm.
When I think of harvest, I think of how Jesus used terms that everyone could understand when teaching His word.
In Matthew 9 verse 37. "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."

This is my Nephew Jamie who runs this combine. His dad, my brother halls the grain to the granaries or into the town elevator. Sometimes he also bales straw not far behind the combine.

I love to watch the combine at sunset. The harvest dust makes such a red orange skyline.

I had the joyous pleasure to ride in the combine cab with my Nephew. It was a little dusty but well worth it.
Most years I get to ride a round or so with my father who also runs a combine. His combine is broken this year and my father is recuperating from a bad case of shingles. Please remember him in your prayers as this is a painful virus. I had a light case a few years ago and will never forget it. It's not at all fun!

Getting ready to unload the grain into the truck.

Here my big brother, Dale, unloads the grain. The picture above this one shows him opening the granary. His daughter and 16 mo old grandson watch.

16 month old Brayden thinks the combine is so big but also very interesting.

He wont believe this when he is 16 years old and possibly 6 ft tall!

Quite the little helper.

My brother, taking a bit of time to hold and walk with his grandson.
Grandchildren are such a wonderful blessing from God, we need to enjoy every minute.

Deuteronomy 6 verse 6 &7.
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
Impress them on your children.
Talk about them when you sit at home and when you sit at home and when you walk along the road,
when you lie down and when you get up.
Proverbs 17 verse 6.
Children's children are a crown to the aged,
and parents are the pride of their children.
Proverbs 15 verse 13.
A happy heart makes the face cheerful . . .
1Thessalonians 5:16-18 " 16Be joyful always; 17pray continually; 18give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus".