Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 15, 2013   

Today's Photograph . . . . Your Choice, Take It or Leave It   (Tom L)
Bible Study Verse
Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (NIV)

On special occasions and occasionally for our men's prayer breakfast "Ole Buddy" would set up his chuck wagon and cook over the open fire. There's something about those Dutch oven biscuits, sausage, gravy, and cowboy coffee. 

He always jokes with the new folks how he makes his coffee based on S. Omar Barker's poem, Buckaroo's Brew:

"Now there's a recipe, time-tried and true,
For chuck wagon coffee, the "Buckaroo's Brew,"
Use water and coffee in equalized parts,
then set on the fire, that's how the deal starts.
Boil hard for two hours, then into it toss,
a well rusted shoe off a club-footed horse.
Gaze into the pot for a few minutes steady,
if the shoe ain't floatin, your coffee ain't ready."
(Tom L)

Action Point
I couldn't help notice that someone had freshly painted "Ole Buddy's" menu sign that reads: TODAY'S MENU- TWO CHOICES- TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT. 

After reading that sign, the Holy Spirit brought to mind the scripture verse John 3:16. We do have a choice because God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. If you're ready, make the right choice.

Sportsmen's Tip of the Day
After boiling your cowboy coffee, pour in a little cold water to settle the grounds.