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Counting Cows Devotional Thought

When I was a girl growing up in south Alabama, my dad practiced counting cows.

Yep, he had about 75 head–that’s cattle farm terminology for 75 cows and calves– that he counted whenever he drove the tractor down the field road, over the railroad tracks, and through the gate.

Then he would start counting cows.

counting cows devotional thought: Black Angus cow and barn
Black Angus cow.


See, if he was missing one, that could mean that a cow had taken off somewhere to have a baby, or a coyote could have taken one, or any of a dozen other reasons.

Point is, you can bet Dad would be searching for the lost bovine if one went missing!

The Bible has a similar story that Jesus tells in Lk. 15:4 (KJV).

“What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?”

Jesus says that if a shepherd loses one sheep, he would leave the 99 in search of that one.

That’s how important you are to Jesus! He wants every last one of His children to be saved!

“…Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”(I Timothy 2:4 KJV)

Isn’t it nice that God wants all of us safe in His fold?

counting cows devotional thought: Labrador retriever protecting calf
This calf was deserted by his mom, and our dog took over its care.

Praying for you, Houston!

I have at least one loyal reader who lives near the Houston area. I won’t mention any names, but I just want to thank you, Dear Houston Reader, so much for following my humble blog and taking time to read my stuff. I also want you to know that I, along with people all over… Continue Reading

10 Bible Verses to Jump-start Your Week

I don’t know about you, but my Monday is getting off to a very s-l-o-w start! The weekend was so much fun, filled with family and friends, and now it’s back to work. Never fear, here are 10 verses (or a collection of verses) to start our week out great–even if you are having a… Continue Reading

Musings of a Neo-Hippie Mom (Part I)

When I was in college, I decided that I was a neo-flower child. After all, I had been born around the time that people were putting flowers in their hair and VietNam was going on. When I mentioned it to one of my relatives, he nearly exploded. Apparently, he had been a real hippie, and… Continue Reading