Generations fought for a place to call home.....

Monument Oregon ©Salzanos

The above picture is of a old ranch house in eastern Oregon.  Farmed for who knows how long.  The people here were there all the time my relatives had their ranch, which goes back to a young lady who came west in a covered wagon and settled in the area.  Family.  It does not matter if there is great riches in money, the life they sought was one of family.  A place to call their own, to work and produce enough for future generations. To have safety and 

But times change and the last of the pioneer spirit is dying.  Not because people don't still want a place to call home, a piece of land their own or the love of ranching and farming.  The ranches I knew are loosing all the kids. They grow up and see that they cannot live on or make enough money on the family farms and ranches any more.  
It really gets down to laws and times are killing the ability.  Nothing can be done about it.  The ways of humanity have been killing the very thing most people seek. Family, a place to call your own. Peace from war. Enough to feed your family and give some to others. Something to pass down to your family and future generations.  

Thing is we can not hang onto the things we love like homes, land, nor even health or riches.  The only thing we can for sure pass down that will assure help to the children we have and future generations is not a physical thing.  It is the most important thing we can teach our children.  That is the love of God for us.  And the love we have to show back by following His ways of Love.  The Holy Bible is our guide.  The basic human laws of how to act and work and worship is all there. 

Alas, just as God foresaw, mankind would not follow the laws and breaks every rule. Rebellion, greed, hate and deceit are overpowering all humanity now.  We cannot have a nice little ranch in the country and make a living, we cannot have peace as all nations again prepare for war, we cannot worship our God or pray in our schools, or speak opening about Him from His word as we used too. Unless we accept the law suits and open hate from those who live in active rebellion against God.

  But still their are some. Some who will stand at the house of the Lamb and not be moved.  They are kind in the face of hate, they are faithful in spite of unfaith people around them , they give when they have little to give.  They provide joy each day when they themselves suffer.  They know God is all powerful, full of love and mercy and will complete the plan for mankind.  Nothing will deter His plans for His saints, or the plan He has for them.  Not life or death.  He speaks everywhere if we will but listen.  For God says we shall all have a place to call Home. We shall see peace on earth in His time.  For now we need to head the warnings and turn from our selfish ways.  Quickly the times are changing and soon God will need to step in to save the world from utter destruction of all life.   

Zephaniah 2New Living Translation 
A Call to Repentance
Gather together—yes, gather together,
    you shameless nation.
Gather before judgment begins,
    before your time to repent is blown away like chaff.
Act now, before the fierce fury of the Lord falls
    and the terrible day of the Lord’s anger begins.
Seek the Lord, all who are humble,
    and follow his commands.
Seek to do what is right
    and to live humbly.
Perhaps even yet the Lord will protect you—

    protect you from his anger on that day of destruction.

Monument Oregon ©Salzanos

The tattered flag of this nation still flies out in the ranches and farms I knew.  The people are trying to hang on to a life now passing .  I used to milk cows, ride horses and move sprinkler lines at this ranch. Can you imagine! We could all have a horse back when I was young. A piece of property and the poor even could afford a horse! Not now, only the rich can have a horse .   A few still own the land their house is on.  But not many.  Generations of my family are gone.  Nothing stays the same.  Except for God.

God is our rock and foundation.  He never will be moved.   We can stand on His truth and plans!  

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