Wild Gray Goose

Celtic tradition identifies the Holy Spirit as a Wild Goose. He is the wings of a Wild God best followed by the wildest of men. I'm gray. I'm wild. Like He, I am not always predictable, rational, or safe. I believe my full life and my still maturing years of Walking With God offer both heart and substance for younger lads to consider. Now with 4th stage prostate cancer, following the Wild Goose has a different pace and perspective worth reflecting on...and sharing.

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Location: Full Time RV, mostly near Temecula, California, United States

I'm a young fella not far from 73 who's made it to the far and frayed edges of the adventures I‘ve been hankering for since boyhood. The age thing and my pursuits are relevant since I now have advanced 4th stage cancer, moved from unsuccessful chemo treatment to oral med...and they seem to be working. Now, after selling the ranch, my beautiful life-mate of 48 years and I live and travel in an fifth wheel RV we call our "covered wagon". The new and rich development of 2012 is our purchase of ranch in the marvelous plateau above GRAND JUNCTION at the head of the Colorado National Monument where my young family with six children run a whole-family therapy ranch, DEEP RIVERS FAMILY RANCH.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Saddling your best horse

This one's like a short ride after catching and saddling your best horse; not satisfying, but at least you saddled up.

Back up and ready to ride midst my busiest time in years (new job plus writing book and keeping family and Chapel ministry fulfilled). Am going to stay alert and active to the blog because soninlaw, Matt, and I are reading, outlining, interviewing and just now starting to write THE book. No, not the Bible, but the other one, Generational Fathering.

So, here's your chance. Short or long, let me have it. Your story, that is. It may be, and I'm hoping so, that it will be a story of the family tree from which you, the apple, didn't fall far. How you became who you are, especially how God THE Father, used the words and the model of your father and his to shape who you are.

Tell us the journey of your grand and great grand fathers, your own dads. The glory, the wounds, the recovery, the intervention of a gracious God to make of you what the best efforts of your elders could not. Tell us where you intend to go from here to assure a legacy of three more renewing generations of godliness that will glorify God and His Kingdom through the ages ahead.

www.ransomedheart.net/generationalfathering will take you in to an active group discussion.

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