AT THE MACKER FAMILY FARM

Related to the Macker family,

Uncle George and his daughter Elsie…

Unpasturized

Milk they prized,

‘Though it set poor on unaccustomed tummies!

They slaughtered chicken and ham,

Processed each and some canned…

Veggies from the garden

Before the ground hardened,

Put up as much as they’d planned.

Dairy cows scared me away,

Heavy hooves and huge eyes in play…

Got to ride a horse–

A gentle one of course–

We city slickers could ride them that way!

–Jonathan Caswell

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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and strength...to love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in it...as hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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