Friday, November 12, 2010

Church, Horse, Gun

You'll have to forgive the lack of posts, but life has been hectic with various deadlines and the work of looking after several missions - to say nothing of keeping track of the ever diminishing ACoC and its somewhat larger sister, TEC.

Still, I've managed to increase the amount of time spent in the saddle, which is important. How can you expect to train up a horse if you don't ride it? With that objective well in mind, I'm pleased with the result; JB is certainly forward and fast, whereas she wasn't before. Still, a word of warning. Keep your heels down, LSP, it's no fun coming off at 45 mph...

There's been time for shooting too, mostly plinking about but some dove hunting before the season ended. One bird was extremely large and tasty. I told a parishioner about it.

"It was like an eagle, parishioner."
"Oh, you shot a pigeon."
"No, parishioner. It was a dove, the size of a mighty Condor!"

Protests to the contrary, the harm had been done. Must work out some way to redeem the reputation; perhaps against coyotes.


On the religious front, some of you may be aware that the trad Diocese of Fort Worth and its Bishop, Jack Iker, are the victims of multiple lawsuits brought on by Schori's TEC and its potemkin diocese in North Texas. If you go to TEC's diocesan website, you'll find the litigation they've initiated under an interesting title. "Holy Stewardship," they call it. Nothing quite like redefining words to suit your purpose.

God bless our veterans.

LSP

7 comments:

bluesun said...

Just as long as it wasn't a dove with an olive branch in it's beak...

commoncents said...

THANK YOU for posting this! I love your blog!

Steve
common cents
http://www.commoncts.blogspot.com

Teresa said...

It is good to hear that you've been able to spend more time riding. Hope those two nutso religious groups keep on diminishing over time.

darlin said...

Well hello stranger, good to see you back on here blogging once again. Your horse looks amazing, glad to hear that you still make time for what one of your passions. And your last photo is stunningly beautiful!

Take care, got to keep it short tonight, I have an early morning. Nite.

Elizabeth and Frank said...

Great to see you posting again. Beautiful pics, esp of the horse and the Texas sunset.

LSP said...

Thanks Teresa - they are nutso...

LSP said...

Not to worry Bluesun - it was a fierce war dove.

Thanks Steve, you're kind!

Darlin, as always, a pleasure to have your comments. Hope it's not too freezing in the icey North...

E&F - love to the kids - great to take them out for a shoot the other month!