Why I Choose Hope! And 3 for 36 on a Beautiful Fall Day!


Two more months of this weather will be fantastic! Enjoy!
Oct 25, 2014
Choose Hope
by Rick Warren

“Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.” (Lamentations 3:21-24 GNT)

Pain is a natural part of life. You can’t escape it. Broken relationships, missed opportunities, and rough seasons of life will always be with us. When they do come, you can either become bitter or hopeful.

The choice is yours.

Jeremiah faced the same choice. When his world came apart after Jerusalem was sacked in 586 B.C., the prophet wrote the book of Lamentations to share his honest frustrations with God. But he didn’t settle in his bitterness and stay there.

In Lamentations 3:21-24, after sharing his bitter feelings, he wrote, “Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing: The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope” (GNT).

In the midst of a terrible situation, Jeremiah changed his perspective. It’s healthy and good for us to be honest with God about our feelings, but you have to eventually change your perspective. As long as our minds are on our pain, we won’t solve anything.

Instead, like Jeremiah, we need to recognize God’s great love for us. Jeremiah changed his perspective and recognized the enduring mercies of God. No matter what the problem, no matter how much anger you’ve spewed at God, he still loves you. It’s a constant you can depend upon — no matter what.

The longer you focus on what depresses you, the longer your depression will last. Bitterness keeps you caught in your own pain. In Lamentations 3, Jeremiah gives you a simple cure for bitterness: change how you think.

In the midst of a depressing tirade, Jeremiah says, “Yet hope returns …”

How can you have hope even in your darkest days? You remember, “The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue.”

You can count on that! His mercies are as fresh as the morning and as sure as the sunrise. He is all you need. And, no matter what, “in him I put my hope.”

You’ll never know that God is all you need until he’s all you have.

Are you there yet? There’s no better place to be.

Talk About It

What makes hope a choice when we’re going through troubles?

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Luis & Jake mowing greens & collars! We were able to mow all 39 greens today, along with the tees, collars, and approaches! Two of the three! Jose mowed greens on Players Club!

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Fall Nutrients, Mallards & Deer Moving


We were able to apply some fall nutrients to the greens this past week and as the weather continues to be in the mid sixties for a high grass striping will continue. Thanks for everyone’s help this week.

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Leaf Movement & Displacement Continues.

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Wojo Talking to a fearless Deer!

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The foot stomping and hoof scratching went on for a few minutes, then they became friends!

Double Rainbow Over Foxfire Golf Club, Inc Today


As I was driving out to the back 200 acres this am to check the rain gauge, I noticed the bright colors in the sky! God is good! The other photos below are from the woodworking class we had on Monday, and the Foxfire golf course fairways. Tuesday I had the opportunity to see Jerry’s place at Kyber Run, for our final outdoor meeting, of the season, for the Central Ohio Golf Course Superintendents Association! What a great venue Jerry! Thank you!

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Foxfire Fairways

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Kyber Run

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The windmill runs some items for Jerry, and I believe it may power some fountains in the lakes. A lot of lakes!

Leaves Changing Grass Greening!


These were a few pictures taken in between the rain. The great news is the grass is greening up, and the forecast is for warmer weather.
#18 Foxfire

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#16 Players is one of the toughest holes of golf in Central Ohio!

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First Week of Fall!


In the last eight days we have gone from high temperatures of 82 to high temperatures of mid to high 50’s, and only one day of precipitation in the last 22. We even had a practice round of ice, sleet, or snow on Saturday across central Ohio! But the rain was perfecting timing on the Fall nutrients!
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The Single row irrigation system on the Foxfire course still operates as it did 40 years ago!

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Pilot Valve repair #1 Players.

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Final round of the Member’s League Wednesday night!

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Preparation for the last 8:00 am Shotgun start of the season.

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I have been blessed to see many of these over the years on the course! Sunset from 13 Players!

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And after Sunset the Sunrises the next day on the other side of the Plantation!

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Finishing Work Begins on #5 Players


Great news! The drainage & irrigation repair is working. We needed to wait for the area to dry out to verify this process. The rough grade & grass seed has been completed. The final step will be completed this week with hard, fine tooth hand rakes. Before photos. After the grass seed germinates, we will level the “site tube” or flush out to grade.
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All projects are a process and need to be completed in stages. The timing of completion depends on several factors, including but not limited too resources!

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