Little George Havens’ Cowboy Camp Meeting – Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Little George Havens’ Cowboy Camp Meeting – Schedule

Time and temperature

Mud and standing water


Sausage and eggs


My pancake plate


Shower building


It’s 7:30 AM and a dark, foreboding sky. We will probably have more rain before the morning is over. Again, I enjoyed a good nights sleep. When I awakened, briefly, I checked the inside temperature: 79 degrees at 2:00 AM; 72 degrees at 5:00 AM; 75 at 6:30 AM. Showers of blessing, showers of blessing we need; mercy drops ’round us are falling, but for the showers we plead.” The words of that old hymn came to mind as I walked back from the shower room. Showers of blessing, indeed!! I really enjoyed my shower!! (When one can smell oneself, they’re overdue for a shower.) 


Fire AntsWherever I walk, I look carefully at the ground. I’m told there are rattlesnakes here. Everywhere, repeat: everywhere are fire ants. They are difficult to avoid!! I have bites all over my feet and legs. (I did not think to bring a portion of my supply of fire ant poison. Next year?!) I’m wearing plastic bare-foot sandals because they can handle the wet grass, mud and water. I won’t wear my white fabric tennis shoes!!


It’s almost 9 o’clock and I’ve just returned from breakfast. This time we had “flapjacks” in addition to sausage and eggs burritos. En route back to my little trailer, I watched several men unload another chuck wagon from a very large cargo trailer. ~~ Inside temperature (of my tiny teardrop trailer) is a very comfortable 77 degrees. Still dark and gloomy!!

Opened the tail gate

Ready to unload

Ready to unload

Off the trailer

On the ground

Rolling it into location

Empty trailer


T[me and temperature11:30 AM; still dark and gloomy; 82 degrees inside…. ~~ Question: What animal is it that sits around scratching themselves? Seriously, I’m trying to remember. That’s me: scratching, scratching, scratching!! I itch all over from bites. I’m told some… can be attributed to chiggers. I’m not complaining; all part of this adventure!! ~~ I’ve met the nicest people here; I’ve spent the morning visiting with a single woman. My life has been glorious compared to her “hard knocks.” I’m counting my blessings!!


Time and temperature

Bite on leg

Little Lake George


3:10 PM: I came back to the little trailer (89 degrees inside) for insect repellent. For two-and-one-half days I have resisted applying the smelly stuff but I’m desperate for relief. The bugs are eating me alive!! I have an organic Deet-free repellent named EcoSmart. The label says “fresh natural scent” but (IMHO) a strong offensive odor. But I’ll tolerate the odor if it keeps the insects off me!! No exaggeration: I have welts as big as a dime. Furthermore (slight exaggeration) it looks like I have the measles!!


Consider this: I’m mingling with people who are “on fire” for the Lord Jesus Christ; they are boldly, unequivocally in-love with Jesus, God and Country. Yes, they’re passionate about restoring morality, and faith, in our Nation. Some have been advised that they are on an Obama “hit list” because of their preaching the “old time religion.” One was offered one million dollars “to drop out of sight.” No, I’m not with a Jim Jones, David Koresh, or Warren Jeffs type of cult. These are “down home,” “good old boys” –ordinary folks. They don’t preach health and wealth and/or a watered-down gospel; they preach If God said it, I believe it.” ~~ For this narrative–my small contribution–different lyrics to a chorus or hymn with the title: If God said it, I believe it….”


Changing the subject to make a point: In an earlier blog I told how Google and other search engines “troll” my (our) e-mail and blog messages. “They” know from my messages that I am a Christian. **I** may be listed in a data-bank as a subversive, or terrorist, because I’m not “sold out” to the current administration in our Nation’s Capital. 

 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)


Time and temperature

Evening worship service

The worshipers



Sam Stone praying

Passing the hat

Cowboy with guitar


Cowboy preacher


Time and temperature8:15 PM: Evening service is over; I’m back in my little trailer; 84 degrees inside…. ~~ An exceptionally good day; less humidity; insect repellent is working. I’ll be honest though; I have one complaint: Folks bring their dogs and pen them up in their truck or horse trailer where they howl and/or whine for two hours (during evening service). Perhaps I’d be more tolerant if I had a pet but I always considered it unfair—to the pet—to keep them penned-up if I were traveling or while I was working or volunteering. Frankly, I’d be conscience-stricken to sit in a worship service and hear my dog howling or whining!!

I’ll read for a few minutes and then go to bed.

One comment on “Little George Havens’ Cowboy Camp Meeting – Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  1. Deb says:

    Poor dogs.

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