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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


Deer - 3 Apr 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

Deer 111 Yesterday, while walking back (3-mile round trip) to our home after picking up our mail, we photographed a doe standing approximately fifteen feet from us. We had seen her cross the road ahead of us, but didn’t expect her to stop and wait for us to approach her. We stood “talking” to her while Frank took these and other photos. We wonder if she is the same doe we approached last year, and if she recognized us this year, since she seemed interested in us and stayed near us for several minutes. She had such an inquisitive, intelligent demeanor! We prayed for her, asking God to protect her and the other deer.

Dear 115 Whenever I see these beautiful creatures of God, I am reminded how far we humans have fallen that we can diabolically trick and destroy in the name of “sport.” I’m inclined to believe these animals are sacrificed to the idol of “Blood sport,” and that any such activity becomes addictive.

A pastor told us that another pastor he knows shot and killed a doe and her fawn who were together in his yard. We can’t help but wonder what “god” that pastor really worships. Please look at this beautiful photo, read the commentary, and then consider how hardened a person must be to do what this pastor did: 

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