Thought for Today

Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins

“Freedom is not merely the opportunity to do as one pleases; neither is it merely the opportunity to choose between set alternatives. Freedom is, first of all, the chance to formulate the available choices, to argue over them — and then, the opportunity to choose.”WRIGHT MILLS [Source: http://wisdomquotes.org/freedom.php]

We Can Change the Words…

We can outlaw the symbols…

 

We can even try to restrict guns…

 

But if we really want to stop bigotry, violence and murder we must…

 

Change hearts and minds.

 

Only then we will begin to see actions change.

 

Only then we will see the beginning of peace….

 

and justice.

 

It all starts with one brave person…

 

Then another…

 

And another…

 

Who will begin?

Welcome to Our Home

We are blessed to live in a beautiful place.  When we decided to leave the big, bad, violent city behind and go elsewhere for our retirement we never imagined we could find such a wonderful, peaceful, natural and affordable setting.  Thank you God!

Let me take you on a tour.  As you drive into the community you will notice a beautiful assortment of spring/summer flowers.

Lily Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Lily
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A Perfect Rose Bud Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
A Perfect Rose Bud
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Purple Irises Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Purple Irises
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This is our home.  We enjoy lunch on our deck weather permitting.  Our neighbors drive by on golf carts and wave when they go by.  You can see the cow pasture behind us.  No cows were out when this was taken but they do come down to the fence to say “hello.”

Our House Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Our House
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The humming-bird feeder in front of my studio window.  Bob and I both enjoy watching birds at this feeder.

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Hummingbird Feeder
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I like to go down to the lake for my morning meditation weather permitting.

Lake View Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Lake View
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Enjoy the  wonderful view of the lake as you leave the property.  Be careful and drive slowly, we don’t want to have to pull you out of the water.  :)

Lakewood Driveway Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Lakewood Driveway
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TALE OF THE PRODIGAL CAT

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Espirational:

You’ll want to read Bob’s Tale of the Prodigal Cat on Espirational Faith.

Originally posted on Espirational Faith:

Callie at Patio Door Copyright 2015 by R.O. Robbins Callie at Patio Door
Copyright 2015 by R.O. Robbins

It’s interesting and somewhat amazing how much animals are like we humans, or we are like them. Rogene and I have just recently experienced a prime example of the prodigal child as described by Jesus to his followers recently when our precious little calico cat disappeared.  Her story follows:

Callie had always been the typically normal curious cat, nosing herself into every crevice and trying to see what is in every corner of her living space. This has been true even to the point of getting into places where she could not get out without assistance, but we, her loving owners, always cared enough to crawl under the kitchen sink, move the refrigerator or washer/dryer or search through the stuffed walk-in closet.  But the curious cat nature is strong and some of these rescues have been necessary more than once unless…

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