Smoky Mountain Trader

January 11, 2018

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©SMTPUB INC DON'T MISS A BLOG POST! SUBSCRIBE VIA EMAIL TO COURAGEOUS CHRISTIAN FATHER! Living By Faith is brought to you by: Outdoor Truths LivingByFaithPage ads@thesmtrader.com Living by Living by Living by ©SMTPUB INC I spent my last few days hunting deer in Missouri. The temperatures were the most extreme I have ever encountered. My last morning hunting the thermometer read -7 and the wind chill made it -23. Needless to say, I was not in a tree but in the warm confines of a ground blind. The coldest part of the hunt was getting to and from each blind. One of those enclosures was a hand-made wood structure affectionately called The Condo. The walls and ceiling were packed with insulation, insulated board, and wood siding. Inside were two heaters along with comfortable office type chairs. We had to take our coats off to keep from getting too hot. It was also quiet enough to talk with a somewhat normal conversation tone. The Condo sat over more than 20 acres of beans that had been harvested a few weeks earlier. The remnants made for a large dinner table for the deer, even though a fresh four inches of snow had covered it just before I arrived. It didn't matter to the deer, however. They were not afraid to dig. And each evening that's just what they did. They moved to the fields and dug, scraped, and uncovered morsels of food that was crucial to them making it through what is looking like a very tough winter. The day I left, the thermometer read -15 and I imagine sometime that day, they returned to dig for food. The adaptability of these animals is evident for those who hunt. In the spring, food is everywhere. Deer are able to eat without much effort. Each traveled path will contain some tasty morsel they can use as appetizers before they get to their preferred destination. Or they may choose to stay within a few easy steps of the food. I can imagine if water is close, there is no need to exert much effort. During these times the menu has many choices. In the winter, not only are the choices narrowed, the effort must be increased. The demand for life-sustaining nutrients never takes a break. I've noticed in my Christian life, there are times everything speaks to me about God. Sometimes, everything I read shouts some new message I had never thought of. There are periods of time when it seems every sermon I hear is just what I needed. Other times it seems the spiritual food I desper- ately want is scarce, bland, and hard to reach. It is as these times, I can bemoan and blame my new conditions or I can remember there are still fields of food just under the Gary has three books that are compilations of the articles he has written for nearly 15 years. He also speaks at game dinners and men's groups for churches and associations. Gary Miller gary@outdoortruths.org For more information about Outdoor Truths visit: outdoortruths.org OutdoorTruths outdoortruths Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Some addresses are approximate according to Google Maps, Bing Maps or Mapquest. Submit your Church or Ministry Event for FREE! This includes Vacation Bible Schools, Revivals, Etc. for possible inclusion in the Living By Faith page E-mail: ads@thesmtrader.com Fax: 423-587-2906 Deadline is Tuesday at 5 P.M. for current week publication. "Seek good and not evil so that you may live, and the LORD, the God of Hosts, will be with you, as you have claimed. Hate evil and love good; establish justice in the gate. Perhaps the LORD, the God of Hosts, will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph." VERSE OF THE WEEK - (Amos 5:14-15) Living By Faith is brought to you by: ChristianBlogR www.CourageousChristianFather.com www.CourageousChristianFather.com CourageousChristianFather "As for me and my house we will serve the Lord" Courageous Christian Father snow. It's not moved. All I have to do is spend a little more time digging. Not only will I get what I need, the extra effort might keep me a little warmer. End NF Car. In Corbin, KY, there is a car that says End NF. NF stands for Neurofibromatosis. NF runs in my family including myself, my mom, uncle and cousins on my mom's side. This is a special car driven by Wallen's Towing & Recovery for local NF Hero, Austin Stewart. I mention about me having NF in 10 Things You May Not Know About Me (Blog Post on Couragoeus Christian Father) The END NF Car is part of the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF). It's purpose to help end NF through research. Tumors are part of NF. My mom and even my uncle have them on majority of their body. I even think some of my cousins, my uncles children do too. I have started to get some myself recently. Steve of Courageous Christian Father standing by the End NF Car in Corbin, KY #EndNF (Photo Credit: Heather Johnson) Steve of Courageous Christian Father standing by the End NF Car in Corbin, KY #EndNF (Photo Credit: Heather Johnson of SimplySpokn) The End NF Car in Corbin, KY is there due to a young boy with NF. The car has vehicle wrap about End NF. There are three types of NF (NF1, NF2, and Schwan- nomatosis). This is the CTF mission statement: We passionately pursue and take pride in our mission to "Drive Research, Expand Knowledge, and Advance Care for the NF Community". This passion and pride are our strength. Those living with NF and their families are our inspiration and help guide everything we do. We seek to always stay aware of and be empathetic to their many challenges. Most importantly, we always remember we do what we do for them. The End NF Car made a debut on August 10, 2017 at the 65th Annual NIBROC Parade in Corbin, KY. This is a very special car driven by Wallen's Towing & Recovery, a local Corbin automotive company. Wallen's wrapped a company vehicle in blue and green, featuring the Children's Tumor foundation logo, the I Know a Fighter mark, the End NF badge, and a very special photo of a local NF Hero, Austin Stewart. Kristy said to CTF. "A close family friend, Daniel Wallen, End NF Car (NF = Neurofibromatosis) owns a towing company, Wallen's Towing, in our small town. They are very community oriented, and they felt very helpless in Austin's fight against NF. The idea for the NF wrap car came about as a way to raise awareness for NF and to also help local NF families. Daniel, Danielle, Haley, Dylan, and the entire Wallen family are great about showing support in the community and especially to our little family! The NF car was introduced to our small town during our hometown parade at the annual NIBROC Festival." Wallen's will donate 25¢ per mile that the End NF Car drives. They will donate the money at the end of each quarter to a local NF Family. The Wallen's will use this car for lockouts, business errands, transporting clients and other miscella- neous needs. Kristy also shared about what the car meant to her family and son "Austin's journey with NF has been nothing short of a roller coaster ride; ups, downs, loops, and curves that have made our family hold on tight for the ride. In those trying times when the news from the doctors isn't great or when treatments aren't working like they should, support from our friends, family, co-workers, and church enable us to stay strong and keep trudging on." "This car encompasses all of the things that are dear to us as a family fighting NF together. It embodies hope that we will one day find a cure, the strength and love that we need to keep fighting, the ability to educate others about NF, and the faith that by working together we will one day not only have treatment options but a cure. It completely humbles us that Wallen's Towing went above and beyond to not only find a way to raise awareness but to also help local NF families." The Children's Tumor Foundation celebrates NF Awareness Month in May and World NF Awareness Day on May 17th of each year. If you or your child has NF feel free to join the NF Registry. You can learn more about NF at EndNF.com January 14, 2018 at 11:00AM The Heavenly Heirs First Independent Freewill Baptist 1730 Broadway Drive, Bean Station, TN January 14, 2018 at 7:00PM The Heavenly Heirs Midway Baptist 905 Yoakum Avenue, New Tazewell, TN January 21, 2017 at 10:00AM The Heavenly Heirs Big Hill Baptist Church 741 Big Hill Road, Mooresburg, TN January 28, 2017 at 11:00AM The Heavenly Heirs Springdale Baptist 140 Lone Mountain Road, Tazewell, TN January 28, 2018 at 5:00 PM Jefferson County Baptist Association Evangelism Rally & Shepard Family Concert First Baptist Church 951 TN-92, Dandridge, TN 37725 CourageousChristianFather ChristianBlogR Steve Patterson manofresolution@me.com www.courageouschristianfather.com courageouschristianfather.com/ /end-nf-car/ Read the Full Article or download this free printable at: January January January 2018 www.thesmtrader.com January 11 - January 17, 2018 - The Smoky Mountain Trader - Page 11

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