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Christmas 2 B: Recipe for a Pandemic New Year’s Eve Party

I write this blog post on New Year’s Eve. Battle scarred by this year past you may be tempted to party like there’s no tomorrow. You may want to rip off your mask, hug a room full of strangers, drink … Continue reading

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The Glories of Glum and Sheep Keepers New Year

            Lots of people complain when clouds and rains come. They think it dreary.  Not me—especially when we have endured the long, hot, dry summer of 2012. I complained when there was not a cloud in the sky for days … Continue reading

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Post-Sheep-Handling Thoughts on Olympian Spirit

The great 19th century Danish-Lutheran philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, wrote scathingly of a certain bishop who was called a “faithful witness of the truth” at his funeral. Kierkegaard thought that faithful witnesses, or, what he would also call “knights of faith,” … Continue reading

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Saving 254 from Death by Bloat

            It had been one of those busy days–even a rough day—so Connie and I felt sufficiently sorry for ourselves that we got carry out Chinese food for dinner. We got up from our meal and I saw that telltale … Continue reading

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Prayerfully Gathering with Spot

February 2, 2012                 As an apprentice sheepdog, Spot has had a tumultuous work history. With the help of the insights from three of the very best sheepdog trainers in the world, Bobby Dalziel, Aled Owen and Gordon Watt, I … Continue reading

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Personal Remarks on Bobby Dalziel Clinic

Bobby Dalziel clinic can be very helpful in learning to train and handle dogs quietly and effectively. Continue reading

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Naper Settlement Demonstration Defies Heat

Crowds brave the heat to enjoy a Heatherhope herding demonstration at Naper Settlement. Continue reading

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How Sheep Survive A Storm

Sheep show us how to survive the storms of life by simply outlasting them. Continue reading

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Trials and Tribulations

Competing at sheepdog trials robbed John of energy and shrank his world. He learns not to rely on drugs, but on spiritual work to counter these forces. Continue reading

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Devotion Used for Meet and Greet the Lambs

The people gathered for the Meet and Greet the Lambs Day at Heatherhope joined in this devotional. Continue reading

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