Wednesday, September 18, 2013

No Running Start

   We're getting our sheep ready for breeding season in October and November. We are feeding grain to all the ewes to get them big and healthy. My husband went to Oklahoma last week and bought a new ram with better bloodlines. We've sold our other ram.
   When my husband went to pick the ram up, he was in a pen with three other rams. There were tires laying all across the floor of the pen. He was told that this was so they couldn't get a running start.
   If left to their own devices, the rams will fight each other. They do this by butting their heads. If they can start running and build up speed, then the butt will pack a wallop. The tires in their pen will keep them from doing this.
   You wonder what this has to do with anything. That picture has been in my head ever since my husband told me this. When I start to have negative thoughts, I see them surrounded by Jesus. This hems them in and they can't get a running start. So I can think positive thoughts instead.
"And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, He will show you the way out so that you can endure", 1 Corinthians 10:13.


  1. Perfect analogy!

    My brother had a goat, and had to keep him tied or else he would butt anyone who walked by.

    ~God bless~

  2. And what a mighty Shield He is! Praying all is well with you sister. God bless.

  3. Very interesting and what an important tip you shared about thought control.

  4. I do the very same thing, Peggy. I hedge myself inside the Word/truth of God. It's the only way I know to combat the negative thoughts that routinely bombard my thoughts.

    Love the visual.