Thursday, August 1, 2013

Preparation Pays Off!

 As summer is rapidly winding down, families begin preparing themselves for the upcoming school year. Prepare is defined by Webster as: to make ready, usually for a specific purpose; make suitable; fit; adapt; train. Alligators prepare a mound prior to the hatching of  their eggs. The mound is prepared very carefully by Mom, anticipating exactly what will create the perfect environment for the new arrivals.

I have "Mounds" of work to do to get ready for the new babies!
Mom "Preparing" to train up a Gator in the way it should GROW!

George Washington, our first U.S. President, said, " There is no 
short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything. " In the world of nature, the Osprey prepares high above the lake, waiting for just the right moment, to strike!

After ample Preparation, it's time for us to get acquainted!
After a bath, I prepare for the yard by wearing boots to avoid the mud on my feet!, 
Abraham Lincoln, our 16th U.S. President, saw the necessity of patient preparation. He said, Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”   "I will prepare and someday my chance will come.”  

Are Ewe sure this is a "necessary" part of my Preparation?
"Preparation & Primping" help keep me valued at over 1 million dollars!
Benjamin Franklin, one of our Founding Fathers, was quoted as saying,“ By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”  He also added, “ An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In the world of nature, Preparation is a necessary part of the cycle of life. Migration & Hibernation both require preparation on the part of the animals affected. 

After the physical preparation, She's sleeping & she can't wake up!
Eating large amounts helps MOM prepare for hibernation!
We prepare for winter by Migrating to warmer climates!

,Author Alan Armstrong stated, "Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.” In the world of natureanimals must prepare to defend their families at all times, in a struggle for survival.
Ewe don't want to mess with my family! I'm prepared for battle!
Ewe better be prepared for the battle of ewer life!
Shepherds prepare for & anticipate potential problems encountered by sheep. They manage their flocks with the best interests of the sheep in mind.
Our Shepherd's preparation brings us peace!
Preparation wins prizes!

Prepare to have a great day, knowing that EWE have a Good Shepherd who is "competently" looking out for EWE!

6 "Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways
and be wise,Which, having no captain, Overseer
or ruler,8Provides her supplies in the summer, And gathers her food in the harvest." Prov.6:6-8


  1. Luke would like to PREPARE for math. Let's get together soon. :) The Browns

    1. Hi Luke! So Good to hear from EWE! Thanks for commenting & give me a call about "Preparation Math"! God Bless EWE!