About Me

I'm a ranch wife of 27 years and loving every day. We have three grown sons and have one son home to continue our ranching heritage. My husbands family has owned this ground for over 62 years and my family has been in ranching for over 70 years. I love my heritage in ranching and the strong Christian values I have been raised with and have passed to our sons. ENJOY!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

There's an app for that!!

     You know I think it's pretty crazy, but I said it again..."There's an App for that!"- and with enthusiasm I added that you could get it free!  Good grief - How many of these silly things am I using?  Actually using, maybe a couple but I have the ability to have them there.  I saw a tweet today that Omaha Steaks has an app so you can grill the perfect steak.  It gives you tips and suggestions and ideas on grilling your steaks.  
     See the really nonsensical part of this equation is that I don't use my cell phone at home.  Well, ok I don't have service at home at the ranch.  So my app usage is restricted on top of everything else.  I wonder how long we have had the capability of coming up with apps?  I remember as a kid that we used hot shots on cattle in the crowding pen.  Is that an app??  And before the handy hot shot (which we no longer use) there was the stick and we just pounded on critters down the chute.  Today our apps consist of paddles with bb's in them so they rattle.  Cattle can see the big paddle end and hear the rattle and they change direction.  My favorite app on my horse is a flag.  Now it does take some effort to get the horse to trust you with the flag.  I start on the ground and introduce the flag and show my colt that it doesn't hurt them.  After I have convinced them on the ground that the flag can make noise but not hurt them, I go ahead and get on with the flag.  This is usually another lesson of trust because the position of the flag has changed, it's actually connected to them.  :O  A rider on a horse in an alley with a flag can move cattle quietly without causing them added stress.  I think the cattle business, well ranchers in general, have come up with some very creative apps.  Anything we use to make our lives simpler, or to make our livestock happier,  has the same application as an 'app' on a DRoid or I-phone.  
     Ok - so let me take this one step further  :)  I read in my copy of 'Our Daily Bread' on October 2nd, something that made me smile.  We have an 'app' with us in nearly home in America.  A Bible!  " The "applications"of the Bible are direct notes from God telling us ow to apply the truth of His Word to all of life. Take Philippians 2, for instance: The unity app (2:2), the humility app (2:3), the no-grumbling app (2:14), the shine-as-lights app (2:15). Or look at the apps of Ephesians 5: The imitate-God app (5:1), the walk-in-love app (5:2), the purity app (5:3), the tongue app (5:4). And the book of Proverbs? It’s teeming with applications.
You don’t have to wait for someone to offer these on the Internet. Just open the Bible and see the hundreds of ways to apply Scripture in your life. Got a question about the Christian life? Search the Bible. The answers are there, waiting to be discovered. "

I just thought this was the best use of an app I'd heard since 'apps' started!! 
           Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge. —Proverbs 23:12  
     Let's each one of us - apply this 'app' to our lives.  I'm betting it can have the biggest impact the world has EVER seen!!!  

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