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Showing posts from April 27, 2008

My Flying Dog

Over a year ago we rescued a Yellow Lab. I have had a blast running with her, teaching her to catch a Frisbee (there's a football game in there somewhere), and to fly...okay, not really fly.

As you can see in the picture I have begun to train her for the Great Outdoor Games Big Air competition. (The Games halted in 2006, but maybe they'll come back.)

Terry and Julie Casey and their black lab, Skeeter, won the competition once, and they were part of Legacy then. I got the idea from them. I need to look them up...Maybe Madison can become a DockDog.

Anyway, my son-in-law, Graham, was here last weekend and took this shot of one of Madison's jumps...great extension, huh? We'll start measuring and see how she improves over the summer.

The Real Deal

Yesterday, God showed up at Legacy. It wasn't like the time Isaiah was about his priestly duties and smoke and cherubim filled the room. (Isaiah 6:1-8) But it was one of those times you will remember for a long time for several reasons.

It all started with the simple introduction of our MS150 team who will ride this weekend from Frisco to Fort Worth to raise money for those living with MS. Jim, the team captain, was moved to emotion as he told of a wife and daughter on our team who were riding for their father who has MS. The power of a 12-year-old girl and first-time cyclist wife riding 160+ miles in two days for the one they love was too much for all of us to handle.
Kenyon then put this on the screens: Nothing is as dangerous as encountering the true and living God. Why? Because meeting God redefines everything we call normal and commands us to seek first his kingdom (Matthew 6:33). This is why God's messengers speak these words of assurance again and again in the Bible: &quo…