Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I'm gonna have a little talk with Jesus
When I get home tonight
Gonna tell him all about my troubles
And I know he'll make them right
Then I'll ask him to forgive me
For the things that I've done wrong
Gonna have a little talk with Jesus
Tonight when I get home

This world can be a struggle
Just livin' day to day
You'll run into the devil
With every step you take
I seen his face a hundred times
As he tried to lead me wrong
He don't understand
That I don't walk this road alone

I'm gonna have a little talk with Jesus
When I get home tonight
Gonna tell him all about my troubles
And I know he'll make them right
Then I'll ask him to forgive me
For the things that I've done wrong
Gonna have a little talk with Jesus
Tonight when I get home

Lord said I could call on him
When ever I feel low
Any time or place I needed him
He would gladly go
My life has not been perfect
No matter how I try
But he's never turned his back on me
And that's the reason why

I'm gonna have a little talk with Jesus
When I get home tonight
Gonna tell him all about my troubles
And I know he'll make them right
Then I'll ask him to forgive me
For the things that I've done wrong
Gonna have a little talk with Jesus
Tonight when I get home

I'm gonna have a little talk with Jesus
When I get home tonight
Gonna tell him all about my troubles
And I know he'll make them right
Then I'll ask him to forgive me
For the things that I've done wrong
Gonna have a little talk with Jesus
Tonight when I get home

I'm Gonna have a little talk with Jesus
Tonight when I get home

This is a sweet song I heard the other day on a CD.   It is my favorite one this week. It is sung by Randy Travis. Go listen to it.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The outlaw was out rustling cow in a torrential down pour
He had been riding for 3 days straight, and his horse was getting mighty sore
They were pushing their contraband across the Mexico line
Running away from the law is how the outlaw spent most of his time
His ma and pa always wondered in their mind how he fell astray
They knelt and prayed for their wayward son every night and day
They had taught him from his youth about God and his son Jesus Christ
And how God's beloved son Jesus had to pay that ultimate sacrifice
The outlaw knew what kind of life he was living
And if he didn't change his life it would be unforgiving
But his name was so great he was known quite well
And how many times he had rustled and robbed no one could ever tell
But this time he was worried for lightning was dancing all about
And he could hear a voice, he thought it could be a shout
Then at that moment lightning struck ten yards from him
He thought this could be it; his life would end in sin
A wicked past unfolded, he thought of all those wasted years
The drunken parties and wrecked saloons and all the stolen steers
But a miracle was preformed that night one that keep him from dying
One that answered his ma and pa prayers because they keep a trying
Thunder spooked his pony and it reared and threw him on the ground
But the outlaw landed in the muddy clay safe and sound
He bolted under a rock to seek some shelter from the storm
He then said a prayer to God to show that he wasn't misinformed
He changed his life around and a pardon he was granted
He was grateful for that wonderful seed that his parents had planted
Forgiven by the love of God a love that will remain
He gave his life and soul that night when the savior beckoned for his name

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Jake The Rancher

Jake the rancher went one day
To fix a distant fence.
The wind was cold and gusty,
And the clouds were gray and dense.
As he pounded the last staples in,
And gathered tools to go,
The temperature had fallen
And the snow began to blow.

When he finally reached his pickup, 
He felt a heavy heart;
From the sound of that ignition,
He knew it wouldn't start.

So Jake did what most of us would do,
If we would have been there---
He humbly bowed his balding head,
And sent a heart-felt prayer.

As he turned the key the last time,
He softly cursed his luck;
They found him, three days later,
Frozen stiff in that old truck.

Now Jake had been around in life,
And done his share of roamin'
But he was shocked when he saw heaven,
For it looked just like Wyomin'.

Of all the saints in heaven,
His favorite was Saint Peter;
And when Jake got to heaven,
Well, guess who was the greeter?.

They set and talked a minute or two,
Or maybe even three;
There wasn't no one keepin' score---
In heaven, time is free.

"Ive always heard," Jake said to Pete,
"That God will answer prayer.
But the one time when I asked for help,
Well, He just plain wasn't there."

"Does God answer the prayers of some,
But not the prayers of others?
That don't seem exactly right---
I thought all men were brothers."

"Or does He randomly reply,
Without good rhyme or reason?
Or maybe it's the time of day,
The weather or the season."

"Now I ain't tryin' to act smart,
It's just the way I feel.
And I wondered could you tell me,
Just what the heck's the deal?"

Peter listened very patiently,
And then when Jake was done,
There were smiles of recognition,
And he said, "So you're the one!"

"That day when your truck wouldn't start,
And you sent your prayer a'flyin'
You gave us all a real bad time,
With hundreds of us tryin' "

"A thousand angels rushed to check
The status of your file,
But you know, Jake, we hadn't heard
From you in quite a while.

And though all prayers are answered,
And God ain't got no quota,
He didn't recognize your voice,
And started a truck in North Dakota!"
~author unknown~

Seek ye the LORD while 
he may be found, call 
ye upon him while he 
is near: Isaiah 55:6

Friday, October 26, 2012

Thinkin' it Over

It's odd but there is one thing most people like to do.
To spend a while beside the grave of some one that you knew.
You do it when you've time enough to make a quiet ride.
To see the fleecy clouds above and watch the shadows glide.

You think of things he did and said, and of the ways he had.
And now to think that he is dead. It makes you feel plum sad.
It brings the old days back again, you live them one by one.
You think of things that happened then, and what you should have done.

They say there'll be a Judgment Day when dead men rise again.
So I suppose he'll have to stay just where he is till then.
But then you reckon that the one who made the world knows best.
He takes them when their work is done and lets them have their rest.

And when at last our strength has failed we make our last long ride.
We leave this world and take the trail across the great divide.
So when it's time to make the change we'll go where they have gone.
We'll meet them on another range somewhere in the beyond.

 Bruce Kiskaddon
           I was readying this today and I was thinking about what a great knowledge the plan of salvation gives us in this matter. It lets us know that we will meet our loved one's on the other side. What a great piece of information for us to know. It comforts me to know this, and i hope it does you to. If you aren't sure what the plan of salvation is check out this cool link and watch this sweet video to learn more. 

Also if you have any question let me know. let us also remember what we are here for. In the prophet Alma book in the book of Mormon. we read .......
Alma 34: 32 "For behold, this life is the time for men to prepare to meet God; yea, behold the day of this life is the day for men to perform their labors." We need to strive to prepare to meet God in this life. What a wonderful thing. Our goal is to learn of God and see him bless us for striving to learn of him and prepare to meet him. I hope you think about this for the next week or to and prepare to meet God. May God bless you who read this and keep looking for more blog from I, and it is my prayer that they touch your heart some how. God Bless

Saturday, October 20, 2012

If Genesis was right on track concerning Adam's birth
And seven days was all it took to build the planet Earth,

Then where does carbon dating fit? And all the dinosaurs?
Plus all that other ancient stuff that happened on our shores?

Now, I believe in scientists. They aren't just lunatics!
But I believe in Genesis, which leaves me in a fix.

The answer finally came to me while making up this rhyme,
God made the earth in seven days, but...that was Cowboy Time!

Have you ever called the shoer to set aside a day?
You scrutinize your calendar, say "Tuesday'd be okay."

The big day comes, you take off work, alas, he's never seen.
You call him back and he inquires, "Which Tuesday did you mean?"

Did you ever place an order to get a saddle made?
An A-Fork tree and padded seat with silver hand-inlaid.

As decades pass, all you can do is sit around and eat
So by the time it finally comes you've padded your own seat!

A friend came by on July 4th. He swore he couldn't stay
But then he said, "ForAuthor: Baxter Black just a bit." He left on Christmas day!

'Soon,' to all my cowboy friends means next year... or tomorrow
Depending whether in the deal he plans to lend or borrow!

'A couple days,' 'a little while,' 'not long,' or 'right away!'
Should not be taken li'trally in cowboyville today.

But like I said, the precedent was set so long ago.
The angels had to learn themselves what all good cowboys know.

They worried if they didn't work to keep the schedule tight
That Earth would not be finished by the deadline Sunday night.

They'd never learned to think in terms of 'rollin' with the flow'
But God does things on Cowboy watch the flowers grow.

He bade the angels to relax and said, "For Heaven's sakes,
I'll get it done is seven days...however long it takes!"

 Author: Baxter Black

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What would you do?

What would you do if Jesus came to spend some time with you?

What if he came unexpected what would you do?

When you saw him coming would you greet him at the door?

With your arms wide open to greet your heavenly visitor,     

or would you change some thing be for you let him in?

like change the TV channel or maybe put the scripture were they should of been.

I know you would give him the nicest room to honour this guest,

and all the food you would serve him would be the very best.

and you would keep assuring him that you are glad to have him there,

and to serve him in your home is joy that you can't compare,

but would your family conversation keep its normal pace,

and would you find it hard to say a table grace?

Would you be glad to let him meet some of your closes friends,

or would you hope they stayed away tell his visit ends?

Would you take him with you everywhere you planned to go,

or just change your plans for a day or so?

Would you be glad to see him stay forever on and on,

or would you sigh with great relief when he had gone?

Would it be interesting to know the things you would do,

 if Jesus came in person to spend some time with you?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

lesson of life and rules in life.

Here is a change of writing for all of you who followers of the Walch Street Journal. I tried to write a poem about this but i can't write a poem with out a story being told so we are going for a little essay. The other day i was driving in to Billings. On this drive into Billing there isn't the greatest sites to see so i was thinking, trying to kill some time. When the lesson of life came into my mind. I was remembering all the small lesson that my dad and family had taught me and all of the rules. One of them happen to be the words from a old country singer the words are advice we always should remember and they go something like this. 
   "Now a cowboy's got a set of rules that he lives by day to dayIf you ask for his advice, he'll more than likely sayIf it's a fence, mend it. If it's a dollar bill, spend itBefore if burns a hole down in them jeans If it's a load, truck it. If it's a punch, duck it.If she's a lady, treat her like a queen."
I could go on for hours with these so called rules that we should live by. Instead i am going to tell you about a set of rules that can effect are life forever. My mom taught me these rules and if we live by them are life will run more smoothly. I can promise that. They are more then rules they are commandments, and we always hear about the 10 commandments. I believe all christian family strive to live by and they are:
1.thou shalt have no other God before me.
2.thou shalt worship the one God.
3.thou shall not take the lords name in vain.
4.thou shall keep the sabbath day holy
5.thou shall honer they father and mother.
6.thou shall not kill
7.thou shall not commit adultery
8.thou shall not steal
9.thou shall not bear any false witness
10.thou shall not covet
If you want to read these for your self they can be found in exodus 20 in your king james bibles.
These are a good start to rules in are life. Heavenly father is are father in Heaven, And like a good parent he is going to give us some more rules when time changes. For example the older i got i found out that my parents had given me more rules. Like when i was in high school. They gave me rules to help me become more self reliant and so i could handle the world outside of my small town. Heavenly Father is like wise going to do the same so we can be come more self reliant in life. Threw modern revelation he has reviled to us some rules like the word of wisdom, chastity, and following the prophet council. These are thing that if we keep he will bless us in are life. I have seen the blessing of keeping the commandments. I am greatful for my parents to teach me these thing. This was a lesson they taught me that I know if I follow I will be blessed for. I encourage all who read this to start keeping these commandments and if you have any question don't be affraid to get a hold of your local missionaries or your nearest church members.