Complications at the end of pregnancy caused Josiah Robert Alan Frazer not to wait for his due date to arrive. He was born the evening of December 12th and is doing really well. Erica also is recovering well, for which we praise the Lord!
Josiah Robert Alan Frazer – 6 lbs 10 oz
Congratulations David and Erica! May God give you His wisdom, grace, and strength as you bring up your son and daughters in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
In the past few years, Elizabeth and I have been learning how to trim horses’ hooves. I felt like I was starting to really get the hang of it, when a friend asked us to do a new horse that she had acquired. Of course, I willingly said, yes, we would do it, but when we picked out the horse’s feet, we were in for a surprise. I have done several corrective setup trims in the past, but I had never seen hoofs like these before. The bars were so grossly overgrown, that the horse’s hoof was no longer being supported by the wall (which is how it should be), but the horse’s weight was being held up by its bars and putting a tremendous pressure on the sole.
I took an educated guess that all that bar was going to have to go, but having only a few times done a dramatic setup trim similar to this, I was a bit nervous to proceed without consulting a professional. So Elizabeth sent an email to a friend of ours who is does lots of hooves, and she graciously offered to come by and help us out. My gut feeling was indeed right and the horse seems to like his new “foot-do”.
As I was thinking over this situation, I thought about how we can have “over-grown hoofs” in our lives as well. If we don’t take care of the little problems right away, they will get bigger and bigger until they are ginormous. Then when God “trims” us it takes a lot of work to get us back to where we should be.
With all the snow that we have been getting, it has been starting to feel like Christmas! William has been busy decorating the house to give it a festive air and Christmas cookies have been being baked giving the air a festive smell.
May this season be a constant reminder of the reason our Lord came to Earth.
“And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” Mt 1:21