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Five thousand fed

Thu, 11/08/2012 - 9:45am -- lilley

Matthew 14:13-21 tells the story of Jesus, after being followed by a big crowd of people to a remote area on the shores of Galilee, feeding over 5000 people with only 2 fish and 5 loaves of bread.

It's a pretty simple story--there was a need and Jesus took care of it.  He multiplied what was available and had his helpers distributed it to the masses.

Selfless Jesus

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 10:27am -- lilley

Matthew 14 tells the story of John the Baptist's death by King Herod's hand.  Jesus grew up with John - they were close buddies.  So when Jesus was told of John's death, he was saddened and Matthew 14: 13 says he took off alone in a boat to a remote area, I'm sure to spend some time morning and thinking about his friend John.

White jigs today on Taneycomo

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:43pm -- lilley

Got out for a few hours this morning on Taneycomo.  Water running--didn't surprise me--but the amount of water they were running did.  Saturday?  Two units?  Really?  Banks were lined with anglers, most frustrated by the high water I'm sure.  The happy ones were the guys in the prime spots at the outlets.

Lake Taneycomo fishing report, October 31

Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:39pm -- lilley

Fishing -- and catching -- on Lake Taneycomo lately has been awfully good, according to our guides and most of anglers we talk to. Generation has been unpredictable, running some days and not running other days with no real pattern. I'd normally advise checking  the Southwest Power Administration site but be warned . . . the generation schedule has been wrong at least two days in the last week. Our water temperature is an amazing 47 degrees. I say amazing because it has stayed around 47 for almost three months. Normally our water temperature from Table Rock Lake rises into the mid 50's in the fall, but that just hasn't happened. Dissolved oxygen levels seem to be very good, too,  since our trout are fighting just as hard as they normally fight in the winter and spring.

See or not to see

Fri, 10/26/2012 - 8:07am -- lilley

Jesus is speaking to a crowd in parables (Matt 13).  His disciples asked why He spoke this way and Jesus said it was so that those that could hear would hear His intent and those who could not hear would not.  Some would "get it" and some would not.  What made the difference was each individual's HEART.

Jesus quotes Isaiah 6:9-10

“‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;
    you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.
15 For this people’s heart has become calloused;
    they hardly hear with their ears,
    and they have closed their eyes.

Short evening trip, Taneycomo

Thu, 10/25/2012 - 10:16am -- lilley

Set aside yesterday (Tuesday) for fishing.  Thought about heading to a different place I decided to stay home and fish Taneycomo.  Wanted to wade all morning but the Corp decided to run water all day so boat fishing I did.  Eric Evans (ciRe on the forum) wanted to go along so we loaded up and headed uplake about 8 am.

Basis of belief

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:11pm -- lilley

As my first blog under "Devotional," I just wanted to convey a little about where I'm at in my view of life.  It's not that complicated -- I actually try to keep it as simple as possible because I am not brilliant and don't multi-task well.  KISS is my moto:  Keep It Simple, Stupid.  My writing skills are marginal.  My wife, Marsha, a journalism graduate  from the University of Kansas, edits most of my fishing reports, mainly because they're posted on our business site for all to see.  This blog, not so much.

I digress.

My dad

Tue, 10/23/2012 - 5:52pm -- lilley

This is only the first entry I will make about my dad who passed away on September 26th of this year.  There is so much to say, so much to write about him it will take the rest of my life to finish.  But for today, I wanted to share a special moment he and my mom had just 11 days before he died.


Mon, 10/22/2012 - 11:46pm -- lilley

My Cardinals lost tonight.  I've been a Cardinal fan since I was a kid growing up in Parsons, KS.  Most of us boys were brought up Cards fans.  Last years series was incredible but this year's team couldn't possibly pull off the same miracle comebacks.

Brad Case is an avid Card fan.  He's a young accountant here in Branson.  We attend the same church and at the Sunday morning service we were discussing momentum.

Momentum in sports is that intangible weapon each coach, player each team searches for and we certainly saw momentum play apart of this series.  


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