Saturday, June 1, 2013

Panoramic Old West

Arizona Shrubs

Pelican Airlines

Calev Is Yanks Forever!

Praise Him All Creatures Here Below

Windmill Country

Where Is Your Hope Today?

There's a storm out there folks! Are you watching the news these days? Feeling the tension yet? Are you trusting in our government to fix the problems that have grasped our nation?

I have learned that no matter what political persuasion you are from that there is no party of politicians that will fix this world.
They are corrupt in general. They (both sides) have sold us out. Please, ... I am not saying that every last one them are evil but I am saying that evil isn't divided along a single party line. I tend to trust none of them ... because it is so difficult to distinguish between the good and the corrupt. You have to be on your guard watching these people in congress. So, I DO believe we need to remain active calling out those who are corrupt on either side that we CAN identify. Where are the real leaders out there?

The problems we are facing as a nation and a world are so large. I often steer clear of the news media for months because of the overwhelming feeling of anxiety they seem to be forcing upon us. Do you feel the pressure?

I tend to pick up an old faithful news network that is far more positive when I feel the heat from the world. I could quote many scriptures from the Bible that speak of the things that we are watching take place today. The Bible speaks directly of the coming world turmoil but it also speaks of the ultimate triumph of the Lord.

I have had all the negative news I can handle for today so I want to encourage you with a passage of scripture that is usually only mentioned around Christmas found in Isaiah 9:6,7:

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end.

One day the corruption will be over and Jesus will reign as King of kings and Lord of lords. That's the government I trust!

Where is your hope today? Is it in your 401k, your bank account, real estate investments, your portfolio? Where is your anchor when your world is getting rocked? Do you trust in yourself and your power or do you lean on His everlasting arms?

As for me:
My hope is built on nothing less
than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
but wholly trust in Jesus’ Name.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

When darkness seems to hide His face,
I rest on His unchanging grace.
In every high and stormy gale,
My anchor holds within the veil.
On Christ the solid Rock I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand;
All other ground is sinking sand.

God bless you this weekend.
NikonSniper Steve

Winter's Table Cloth

Friday, May 31, 2013

First Moments With Jaxon Eoin Baird

On May 30th, we welcomed our newest family member into the world. Another boy! Jaxon Eoin Baird was born early Thursday morning and is pictured here in his first moments with his Army Combat Field Medic MOM, Tara Baird of Woodstock, IL. Jaxon is a healthy 8lbs, 5ozs. Mom & baby are great!
Jaxon is our eighth grandchild and second grandson. The boys are making a comeback following six darling girls. God's continued guardian love, grace and mercy has once again been showered upon the Baird family of Woodstock.
We have seen the goodness of the Lord and want to thank Him for the safe arrival of Jaxon and for His blessing of another grandchild. I am so thankful for His goodness in protecting these two through a car accident a few months ago to make our joy complete this morning.
May the Lord of life guide you, Tara as you begin this new adventure of raising Jaxon! May God be glorified in Jaxon's life. May Jaxon seek the Lord as Savior early in life.
Love, Dad