Rodeo Fun!

Spent the day at the Roy Pioneer Rodeo in Roy, Washington with family.  Roy is a small town, very small, southeast of Seattle and Tacoma. I grew up going to rodeos in Idaho and Oregon and the small ones always seem to be the most fun.

These are some pictures taken with my smartphone throughout the event and edited using the app Snapseed. All photos are copyright of Mark Schutter ©2014. 

Enjoy the pics and what are you doing this Labor Day weekend?

No Justice Only Mercy

1407290641819[1]For judgment will be merciless to one who has shown no mercy;
  mercy triumphs over judgment. ~James 2:13

Justice is sought when feeling wronged,
Revenge is believed to be a sweet soothing balm.
“Get even!”
We are told, to mend our wounded souls.
Hearts are broken completely shattered,
As if we did not matter!
Words are carelessly spoken,
The knife in our back a remembered token,
“How could you?!”
We scream, wishing it was all a dream.
We don’t deserve this we often cry.
As we wave our clenched fist at the unfeeling sky.
There is no remedy to our jaded history,
Sometimes there is no justice only mercy.

~Mark Schutter ©2014

 Healing only begins when we choose to forgive and then we find that we are the one’s who are changed.

Addictions…

#MyCoffeeAddictionAddictions may come.
Addictions may go.
Beyond the wanting,
Mornings when it’s hard to rise,
Wild horses drag me from the bed.
Beyond the waiting.
I thank God for the sun.
And a blessed cup of joe. 

~Mark Schutter ©2014      

Happy Thursday Everybody!!!