The creek rises: North Freedom, Wisconsin.



An American phrase dating to the 18th century says “God willing and the Creek don’t rise” meaning the person will do something unless extreme circumstances prevent it.  Growing up, I thought “Creek don’t rise” meant flooding, but later learned it originally referred to rebellion by Creek First Americans.

When we drove back roads to Baraboo, Wisconsin this fall, the water rose. We took frequent detours because bridges were washed out and roads were flooded.  When we reached Baraboo, we saw a sign for the Mid-Continent Railway Museum in North Freedom.  Undaunted by another flooded road, we found a way to see it.  But when we arrived, we were greeted by an astonished employee who told us the museum was closed.  It is a small working rail yard.  When things are going well, they run excursion trains as well, but now men were scrambling to move equipment and tools to…

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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 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 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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