15 October 2005

A Coming Winters Discontent


Season For Fire
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master"
~ George Washington

[Editors Note: This is a republished Original from 10/15/05 Due to Scripting Errors]

Given enough time and reason and having read so many excellent posts, articles and sound wisdom from the shared experiences of several Agrarian bloggers, it is with trepidation that I enter this medium.Defining terms is an excellent start at understanding and to be understood, so a bit of history for the plowshare.The plowshare is often used to symbolize creative tools that benefit mankind, as opposed to destructive tools of war, symbolized by the sword, a similar sharp metal tool with an arguably opposite use. The common expression "beat swords in to plowshares" has been used by disparate social and political groups. Biblical references for this dichotomy can be found in Joel 3:10, Isaiah 2:4 and Micah 4:3.It is with hope in another well known verse "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens the wits of another" Proverbs 27:17, will be some shared experience through written word of an electronic pen.That last quote is for KSmilkmaid if she should one day grace these pages. Reason enough for me...For he who plows ought to plow in hope......(to be continued)

2 Comments:

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Scott Holtzman said...

A note of thanks to Herrick Kimball as he let me know of a problem with my original blog post. The first post had an 'unknown' scripting error that was causing IE & other web browsers to "lock up" or run S-L-O-W. Sorry all issue is fixed.

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger Herrick Kimball said...

Hi Scott,

I'm so glad that you have corrected the problem that kept me (and probably others) from getting to your Blog.

You have a nice place here and I'm looking forward to visiting often to hear more from your Christian-Agrarian perspective.

I'll also post a link to here from The Deliberate Agrarian

Best wishes,

Herrick Kimball

 

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