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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Forensic Faith

This comes from Psalm 19 and elsewhere. I'm in a Bible Study on Truth and those who oppose it by quoting scientific guesswork as hard fact. Share this with them if you think it will help.

Forensic Faith

We see them gather evidence and examine every clue
from fingerprints to fibers. They search for what is true
about a crime and culprit, about who did the deed.
And in less than 60 minutes TV’s CSI’s succeed.

We see the tracks that wagons left and know who crossed the plains.
We find cook fires and arrowheads and know from those remains
about the tribes that rested there while chasing buffalo.
We know just how they lived their lives though it was long ago.

Though surrounded by the evidence some people have no clue.
The sun and stars, the trees and breeze all point to what is true.
They point to a Creator. But those folks turn their backs
and think the truth will go away if they ignore the facts.

While so called intellectuals postulate and whine
they can’t disprove creation or intelligent design.
They simply quote hypothesis and claim that it is fact.
And shout down faithful witness with a personal attack.

Well, the heavens tell God’s glory. The rocks cry out His name.
And like those TV CSI’s, believers must proclaim
the truth of what the evidence has made extremely clear:
It’s simply not an accident that all of us are here.

Jeff Hildebrandt © March 12, 2013

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hope in the time of Timothy

I read a thought from Charlie Daniels a while back about 2 Timothy 3. I seem to recall that Charlie, I call him Charlie since I interviewed him once upon a time, Well, Charlie was pointing out that we living in the time this passage seems to describe. It started me thinking and I'd like to share my thoughts with you.

Hope in the time of Timothy
(2 Timothy 3)

He wondered what the future held.
He’d worry and he’d fret about unrest around the world.
His nerves were raw and yet,
he thought, “There’s nothing I can do to ease the pain and sorrow
that only seems to multiply. There’s no hope for tomorrow
when all that people talk about is how to get more stuff
or brag about great things they’ve done.”
He said, “I’ve had enough of people living for themselves.
They’re proud and loveless folks who only think of others
as the butt of cruel jokes.”
But when he tried to speak the truth of God’s love and salvation
he was shouted down and ridiculed with godless indignation
by those who say that Christians are just narrow minded fools.
And when we say there’s just one way we’re breaking all their rules.
Special interests thumb their nose at what’s inside God’s Word.
They flaunt their indiscretions till good-taste lines are blurred.
It’s the time foretold by Timothy; A time of deprivation
when attitudes of greed and lust have swept across our nation.

But then the Spirit told him, “God knows what’s going on.
So hold tight and be faithful cause this won’t last too long.
Do what you can to ease the pain. Show people this is true:
Even if you don’t believe, God still believes in you.

Jeff Hildebrandt © March 7, 2013


My wife's cousin Craig sent me a story that just begged to be turned into a range rhyme. So, here ya go:


The owner of the J bar H had supper with the crew
and later told the foreman, “There’s something you must do.
I’ve noticed quite a pungent and unpleasant sorta stink
coming from the bunkhouse. So this is what I think;
If the men would change their underwear more often than they do
the place would smell much better. Now, I’ll leave it up to you.”
So, the foreman told the wranglers, “The boss thinks you guys stink
and says to change your underwear. So this is what I think;
Slim, you change with Mitchell and Dusty change with Bob
and if you change back in a week, that should do the job.”

The moral of this story has been known for quite a spell.
Not every change that’s promised will take away the smell.

Jeff Hildebrandt © March 8, 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Marriage Seminar

I hear a lot of commercials for Marriage Enrichment weekends. I wonder, have you ever been to one? Those commercials, coupled with a Cowboy Wisdon posting started me thinking about paying more attention at home.

The Marriage Seminar

Communication is the key to maintaining wedded bliss.
So, you must pay attention or you might end up like this.

She took him to a seminar for marriage life enriching.
Entranced, she leaned up in her chair while he just sat there twitching.
Then the leader asked a question and he dropped his coffee cup.
He was sure he knew the answer. He was asked to please stand up
and name her favorite flower. She thought, this’ll be a shocker.
But, proudly, he proclaimed to all, “I’m sure it’s Betty Crocker.”

Jeff Hildebrandt © March 5, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

His and Hers

I thought about calling this "The Diary of Ann and Frank" but decided against it. I want to thank Craig C. for sending the story this little bit of nonsense is based on.

His and Hers

She wrote down in her diary, “My husband’s acting funny.
He didn’t talk thru dinner. I think it might be money.
But when I quizzed him all he said was nothing is the matter.
Driving home we didn’t have the normal sort of patter
so I asked him if he’s mad about some thing that I have done.
I told him that I loved him and that he’s the only one.
But he seemed to ignore me. I don’t know if he heard
cause he just kept on driving and didn’t say a word.
When we got home, he watched TV and didn’t say a peep
So I got up and went to bed and cried myself to sleep.”

He wrote in his journal, “I feel like such a nut.
There’s no way in the world I should have missed a 2 foot putt.”

Jeff Hildebrandt © Feb. 6, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lessons Learned

The inspiration for this rhyme came from a Facebook posting by Mark Miller. The names and some locations have been changed to protect the innocent.

Lessons Learned

Charlie married a woman from up near Milwaukee
and said it was rough at the start.
He told her job was to clean and to cook
but she didn’t take it to heart… at first.
Then on the third day when Charlie came home
he noticed a remarkable change.
The house had been cleaned, the dishes were washed
and his dinner was hot on the range.

Chester married a woman from up near New Jersey
He says that his wife’s a blond beauty
but he had to keep telling her time and again
that cooking and cleaning’s her duty.
It didn’t sink in till about the third day
when their lives went from shambles to stable.
The house had been cleaned, the windows were washed
and dinner was there on the table.

Bob married a woman from somewhere near Dallas
and told her what all he expected.
Like cooking and cleaning and mowing the lawn
and to make sure he wasn’t neglected.
The first day he didn’t see anything
He saw nothing the day after that
By the third day the swelling subsided.
Now he has his home duties down pat.

Jeff Hildebrandt © Jan. 30, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Russell's Rules

I found this little story. It may be something you've seen as well.
"Russell J. Larsen had the 'Five Rules for Men to Follow for a Happy Life' inscribed on his tombstone in Logan, Utah." I thought this looked like fodder for a poem. So, fodder in-fodder out:

Russell’s Rules

Russell was a cowboy
and like all cowboys should
he lived his life by simple rules;
easily understood.
He had 5 rules for happiness
which seemed to serve him well.
He left them on his tombstone
in hopes that they would tell
other men the secret
to this Utah cowboy’s bliss.
So, when it comes to peace at home,
his guidelines tell us this:
A man should have a woman
who will cook his meals and clean
A man should have a woman
who won’t lie and treat him mean
A man should have a woman
who is funny. Keep in mind
he should also have a woman
who is loving, sweet and kind.
And what is most important,
he tells his cowboy brothers;
None of these four women
should know about the others.

Jeff Hildebrandt © Jan. 22, 2013