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Happy Birthday Mom 68th dinner night before. First time in 3 decades I got to eat dinner and breakfast the next day with Mom on her birthday. Safe travels to Rock N Roll Hall of fame & Indians game today! Both parents still work full time and mom works 3 jobs. She’s part owner of Childcare Unlimited, a College Professor, and a marriage counselor specializing in addiction! God Bless Mom! People ask me when I accepted Christ in my life which was before “time out” seats for troubled children in trouble and I said I had Jesus since day one because they always said they were beating the devil out of me when I got a whoopin’ or a correction for a better redirection. Now parents can’t touch a child and I don’t have children so I have no comment other than a general observation of how children are today. On a side note  I did get kicked out of the Cherub Choir when I was 3 or 4 by the director when we lived in Suffolk, Virginia. And that must have been difficult because Mom was the director. 
  Big Thank you & Great job to my staff for the presentation of the courses yesterday for our first outing and to Nationwide for making Foxfire Golf Club your choice! 

By Rick Warren — May 14, 2016

“No one who gossips can be trusted … but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy” (Proverbs 11:13 TEV).

Trust in a relationship is what makes the difference between an acquaintance and a friend. You talk to acquaintances, but you trust your friends.

You need at least one person in your life that can be a safe person for you, where you say, “I can share anything with that person. He’s not going to look at me crossways. She’s not going to reject me. He’s not going to dump me. She’s going to be there.” You need a safe person who you can share everything with — your fears, your doubts and insecurities.

It’s essential that what is said between you and that person remains confidential. And for you to be a safe person for someone else, you have to commit to confidentiality too.
The Bible says that you build trust in a friendship by keeping confidences: “No one who gossips can be trusted … but you can put confidence in someone who is trustworthy” (Proverbs 11:13 TEV).
Do you have a safe person in your life? If not, pray about it and ask God to help you find someone you can trust enough to share your fears, your doubts and insecurities. And how about you? Are you ready to be a safe person for someone else? Talk to God about that and ask him to prepare you for helping someone else. You may not be ready yet, but he will prepare you as you follow his direction.
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Would your friends describe you as a trustworthy person? Why or why not?

What can you determine about the person who gossips to you?

How should you respond when someone initiates gossip with you?
 

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 How to Leave a Family Legacy 

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Awesome Relationships

By Rick Warren — May 12, 2016

  “Let us think about each other and help each other to show love and do good deeds” (Hebrews 10:24 NCV).

Awesome families teach their kids that they’re not the center of the universe. They teach their kids that God made them and shaped them for a mission. They model dedication, service, generosity, and prayer. Average families don’t do those things. Awesome families do.

I am the man that I am today first of all because of my parents. They instilled in me certain values to care about other people.
My parents were very, very poor, but they both had the gift of hospitality. They loved to give to others even though they didn’t have much. We lived out in the country, and my dad would plant an acre in garden with all kinds of vegetables. There was no way our family could eat all that food, but he did it just so he could give it away, because he didn’t have any money to give away. So we always planted more and then gave it away to help other people who were in need.
Our home was constantly filled with other people. If people were in pain, they were at our house. If they were on the road, they were at our house. If they were going through a conflict, they were at our house. If they were a well-known Christian leader coming through town, they were at our house. One day my dad added up how many meals my mom had cooked for guests in our home in one year. It was over a thousand meals! I grew up learning an attitude of “give your life away” and that it’s not about me. It’s about helping other people.
That’s what awesome families do. They teach each other to show love and to do good deeds. Good deeds are called ministry. They are called service.         
A good example of this is Cornelius’ family in the book of Acts: “He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly” (Acts 10:2 NIV).
What a great legacy! Wouldn’t you like to have people writing that about you and your family one day?
Pray this prayer today: “Dear Jesus Christ, I want to live an awesome life. And I want to have an awesome family. I know I won’t have either if I just live for myself. So today I give myself to you. As for me and my house, we’re going to serve the Lord. I want my family to be a place of play and fun, not just work and negativity. I want my family to be a place where we encourage each other to grow constantly. I want to be a family that is a shelter in the storm, a safe haven, a refuge. Help me to protect my family — not just their bodies but also their minds. I want my family to serve you by serving others. Help us to find our family mission, our purpose, what you shaped our family to do. Help me to teach my kids to be generous by modeling generosity to God and to others. Help me to have a bifocal vision to not just care about my family but to teach them to care about the whole world. May we model dedication and service and generosity and prayer. I can’t do this on my own, Lord. So I ask you to come into my life and take complete control of every area and give me the power to do the right thing. In your name I pray. Amen.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Course Preparation between Rain, Snow, Wind, and Sunshine!  Staff of 8-12 people for 36 holes.  Second Radio broadcast for RUC! 


Philippians 1:2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. 

Thank you to those of you that were able to listen to the radio broadcast for RUC. I did not realize how many were listening until I did not update my web page for the second show. Here are the links below and just a reminder this is a show for a non profit organization that brings a message to children in public and private schools. When you click on the links my part is #7 and # 8  and you will Catherine’s introduction for the first 3 minutes and the entire broadcast is only 12 minutes.  

880 WRFD #7 & 8

El Niño continues we had .35″ Wednesday night prior to the cold front arriving this morning.  I remember the last El Niño in 2008, and Nancy and I were in Sarasota.  Each region of the country is effected uniquely from the various weather patterns and typically after El Niño subsides the sister arrives La Niña, and I would expect those conditions by late summer in to the Fall equinox. 

Judge came out and mowed greens this week twice.  The nutrient application applied is helping smooth them out and slow the growth. Jim has the second greens unit ready and as soon as it warms up to a consistent temperature we will mow both courses daily.  Fred and Nancy did an excellent job mowing the rough even though it was wet we tried to cut a week ago in preparation for today’s tournament! Fred got hung up a little bit here on the mounds on 3 Players. No damage was done and I was already out on the tractor to pull Nancy out off Foxfire between 13/14 so I swung over to get Fred. Usually it’s stuck Chuck that gets stuck but he was doing an excellent job on the trim mower on Foxfire. I will have Brad mow the “First Cut” on Players today if it is not too wet since he knows where I want the walk paths and designs around the greens. 

    

 

  
Jared did come in and help get the greens sprayed with nutrients, and Primo! The Primo will reduce any seed heads! We did have to replace a couple of nozzles because of the mounding around the greens and the booms do not raise up and down, ergo Jared got one of the ends hung up. Thank you Kurt at Blackhawk for the replacement. I will bring it back today on my way up!  Teaching Jared calibration and below Jim is teaching Ralphy how to rebuild a sprayer pump. 

    
    
 Nancy below before she got stuck!  

 Testing the John Deere 2653 A First Cut mower! It is cutting great when it starts and runs. Jim did get the rear wheel put on correctly. A previous technician had the tire on backwards and it was rubbing the hydraulic hoses.  The Fall fertility is Cracking Now! The grass is growing and glowing! 

    
 Sunrise last Friday with a Frost delay and we may have one today! Thanks #Volunteer brush cutter Bill Brooks for cutting the wild Japnesse Holy back off the cart path! 14 looks better we need to do the left of 13 tee box next.  

    
    

  1. Luis my bunker crew is getting the bunkers ready for season. Jose has helped him this past week some but it will take more time. The longer we go with out staff in the Fall until now, the longer it takes to get them back I shape. It’s the simple accounting principle of opportunity cost and ergonomic output. But Luis is a great bunker crew and course set-up guy! We added the practice cups last Friday!  

 I will continue the update next week I have to upgrade my website now! I need more space! See you on the course! With the upgrade I will be able to post videos so stay tuned! Who knows where we will go! 

 

    
 

Happy Easter, RUC


Mark 16:15-18

15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

Happy Easter to everyone who reads this across the world! Nancy and I have many friends, family, preachers, lawyers, doctors,  and teachers across the globe and yes that composes most of my family too! Oh, and I have  my own personal Judge- he mows the greens! What an outstanding dependable Judge! I defer to him for many rulings! You know who you are and what state or country you are in! We pray daily for y’all! God continues to be truly amazing and I would have never imangined the amount of people my blog reaches. Thank you to Rev. Ben my first cousin, who set up the site for me. He and his wife are brilliant Duke alumn and have an editing entity. Nancy and I been blessed to work with and meet many wonderful people from all over the country and in many other countries over the years. 

On March 16, which would have been the Reverend Robert Lee Nicks’s 100 year birthday, one of my grandfathers, I recorded 2 radio segments for Mrs. Catherine Wood and her wonderful organization that Nancy and I support along with my parents and siblings. Why me? You’ll have to listen to both shows! It is a story of God’s grace, redemption, and mercy! But most importantly Hope for everyone! Great meeting Bob Burney! He has the afternoon show! 

Below is a copy of Catherine’s bio and a link to Relationships Under Construction. She and her staff go in to the school houses of the public where they are not permitted to mention God and teach children about healthy relationships.  Their savvyness and talents God has given them is beyond comprehension. Nancy and I do not have children but if we did and they had to go to a public school house they would have a Bible in their backpack, and I would want them hearing her message. The first segment is a minute (small) portion of what her program does ergo I was unable to mention God but next Saturday’s segment will be God’s testimony through me that all the world should hear! I prayfully encourage you to go to her website and donate any amount that you can afford, but most importantly pray for her oraganization the relies on donations. Catherine did not ask me to say that part nor put this on my web page. I have copied excerpts from her web page below!  So if your in Ohio today turn on and tune in the radio to 880 AM! 

Catherine Wood Radio Show

Saturdays at 4:00pm & Sundays at 10:30am

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Teaching youth the blueprint for strong future families. Our program addresses character development, goal setting, how to recognize healthy and unhealthy relationships, and dating violence while exploring the issues of fatherhood, motherhood and healthy family formation.

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Catherine Wood is the President of Relationships Under Construction. Catherine oversees Relationships Under Construction and conducts training seminars, teacher in-services and parent meetings. Catherine is the author of the program’s curriculum, Relationships Under Construction for 6-12th grades.  See more at: http://www.wrfd.com/LocalHosts/1433#sthash.7TgelBpt.dpuf

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Someone told me in the store up here. “Boy you caint grow Sunflowers in Ohio in March!  I said I might not be able too but God can! God has blessed me with the ability to grow anything anywhere!  

Gary R in Sarasota, this is what I was watering when we spoke last Monday and now their cracking! I was waiting and well, even started to doubt because of the ole’ farmers statement. Surly, growth, goodness, and mercy shall always prevail! Great speaking with you all when I get the chance! 

 

Leaf Senescence, Greens Too Fast, Staff is 5 for 36 Holes! Fall Fertility! Elon Homecomming! 


2 Corinthians 4:15For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

We had another busy weekend at Foxfire Golf Club with the annual Jack Frost Jack Daniels golf tournament. The staff did an excellent job preparing the Players Golf Course for this event while the Foxfire Golf Course was open for regular play last Saturday! I had the opportunity to play with an aspiring PGA player Steve Lee.  I always enjoy hiring and playing with people much better or smarter than I am because it inspires me to continue learning and improving! We did not win, but neither of us woke up that morning saying what can we do to lose! We put up a good fight and finished six under in a 2 man scramble! 

 I was recently asked “Why do the leaves change colors on the trees?” The brilliant fall colors come from leaf senescence. This is a nice plant pathology term used to describe the process of dying leaves on plants. The leaves change colors in the Fall because the trees are “winterizing “or drawing the chlorophyll back in to the tree to store nutrients for the Spring. God’s perfect timing permits all seasons to change.  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   
  Travis was able to fertilize the greens last week before the first frost of the season and this will help a little with the leaf senescence on the bentgrass greens.  However it is primarily for next Spring. We utilized an Andersons greens grade “DG” product and after the rain Saturday I noticed some slight growth on the top of the plant. But we apply this nutrient application for the roots. The grass metabolizes nutrients just like trees.  

I have had several comments that the greens are too fast! This is one of the best times of the year to golf in Ohio and the leaf senescence reduces the ball friction on the putting surface. Along with much drier cooler weather the speeds have increased upwards to an eleven or twelve. Hit a club less and keep the ball below the hole. 

We tried to fertilize the Foxfire Golf Course today, and may celebrate a small victory in the fact that 3.5 holes were completed before the axel fell off the Lily. I was going to hook up the Vicon spreader  but could not get the backhoe or bob cat started today to get access to it. I will try again in the morning. I really wanted this fertilizer out today with the forecasted rain expected.  We did spend a great deal of time trouble shooting both of these before and after I drug the lily to the shop. You may notice an edge along the main drive on the side of the road. That’s me and the lily. No choice but to drag it back with the axel dragging.

   

Victory below a small set back above! The towel is to keep the fertilizer from getting in my ears since two of the fingers or shoots flew off today when we started.  

    
 I still remain positive progress is being made and we will scrap this unit and buy a new one someday. The opportunity cost to repair it is far greater than a newer used one! And this was our good Lily, I think! I will try the other one tomorrow to confirm this because it will take five or six hours to charge the bob cat anyway.  The shop is steadily improving and organization has taken place.

    
 
We got to visit Westchester last week and here is what Mark is doing in his sand bunkers. Every year he budgets to replace three to five bunkers and replaces the drainage on a schedule so that in ten to fifteen years all the traps are replaced.  

 Next week we will commence blowing out or winterizing the irrigation system. I had Mike utilize his metal detector to locate and mark a few brass quick couplers last week on the Foxfire Golf Course.  

    
 #8 Foxfire should be a little better now that we have have located the quick coupler just past the bridge that goes to the fairway. Last Tuesday we replaced the fuel pump at the club house for the golf carts.  

 Preparation for the tournament last Saturday. Travis mowing greens and Rodriguez changing pins.  

    
 We started on #9 Players Saturday. Brad did an excellent job mowing the fairways last week for the tournament. We still are utilizing 3/4 of a fairway mower for 36 holes and the range tee. 

A few weeks ago we sprayed grape koolaide around the greens where the geese are problematic and have had less traffic on them if any. I added sugar just for carbohydrates! We had 100 packs of grape koolaide and 15 pounds of dextrose sugar cane. 

 Last Thursday number 6 Players had geese but they were off the green and away from where we had sprayed the koolaide. Not bad for 10 dollars and some sugar! 

 Many people ask me what Elon is. Elon is a University and also the Hebrew word for Oak or “Under the Oaks” Nancy and I both graduated there and we were blessed to be able to attend her 20th class reunion. Mine is next year! Wow the college has grown and and will always be home! Many of her family members attended as well as numerous Dardens’ & Nicks’. And yes I did get a medal for finishing second place in my age division for a marathon she entered us in. Or a 5k walk/run!  

    
   

   
  We found our bricks! Mine has an irrigation line under it! Of course! Going to the new island or 10 year old island bed in front of the Mosley Center!   

    
    
    

    
 No trip back home would be complete with out meeting the football coach on a Thursday night during his radio show with classmate Taylor Durham. Coach Rick Skrosky at the Fatt Frogg!   

   We used to be the Fightning Christians and I still wear my hat but now they are the flying Phoneix. The NCAA said that there can not be a religious affiliated mascot when we went to Division I. Unless of course it’s demonic like the Deamon Decons of Wake Forest or the Duke Blue Devils! Long Live Elon! 

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Better Together
 By Rick Warren — May 30, 2015

“Many people claim to be loyal, but it is hard to find a trustworthy person.” (Proverbs 20:6 NCV)
Trust is the emotional glue that draws you closer to your friends, your family, and your small group. Without trust, you’re never going to have the intimate relationship that God wants you to have. Teamwork without trust is impossible.
Proverbs 20:6 says, “Many people claim to be loyal, but it is hard to find a trustworthy person” (NCV). That was written thousands of years ago, and yet we have the same dilemma today: Who do you trust? How do you find a trustworthy person? More importantly, how do you become a trustworthy person so that people trust you?
You earn people’s trust by being consistent. The Bible says in Luke 16:10, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much” (NIV). Today everybody wants to serve God in the obvious and showy ways. But God says you build trust by being faithful in little things. Even when no one is watching you, God is. He sees what you’re doing. And he says that if you’re faithful in little things, he will give you greater and greater responsibility.

You earn people’s trust by being confidential. People trust you when you can keep a secret. One of the rules for our small groups at Saddleback Church is that what is said in the group stays in the group. Your group trusts you to keep private whatever they share. Proverbs 11:13 says, “A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.”

You earn people’s trust by being close. You have to spend time with people in order to earn their trust. The Bible says, “Friends love through all kinds of weather, and families stick together in all kinds of trouble” (Proverbs 17:17 MSG). That implies proximity. Distance creates distrust. You don’t trust people you don’t know! So if you want people to trust you, you’ve got to spend time with them. Time creates trust.
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Sunday Cart Path Only Players Club & Walkers on Foxfire. 


The rain ended Saturday around noon totaling one inch with in 18 hours and three plus for the week coupled with a 10″ snowmelt left the courses closed Saturday but we will reopen Sunday! 

With regards to the current rain and snow melt I consulted my Agronomic handbook and God explains the positive outlook which will be sprouting grass soon! It may be a minor inconvenience now for golfer’s but Sunday and Monday will bring excellent weather! 

Isaiah 45:8

“Shower, O heavens, from above, and let the clouds rain down righteousness; let the earth open, that salvation and righteousness may bear fruit; let the earth cause them both to sprout; I the LORD have created it.

As of Saturday we had over 3″ of rain this past week along with 10″ of snow melt and the courses are at Field Capacity as Ray’s Creek moves the water South! It’s is at the top of it’s banks and may rise slightly more before it drops down! See photos below! 





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Nov 8, 2014

The Importance of Faith
by Rick Warren

“The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9a NLT)

The Bible tells us three things about the importance of faith.

God is looking for faithful people.
God is physically, visibly, actively, taking the initiative to look for faithful people that he can bless. 2 Chronicles 16:9 says, “The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him” (NLT).

This has been one of my life verses, and I’ve learned that if you make yourself usable, God will wear you out. If you get blessable, he will bless your socks off! (That’s why I don’t wear socks.) God is looking for faithful people that he can use.

Faithful people are hard to find.
The Bible says in Proverbs 20:6, “Everyone talks about how faithful he is, but just try to find someone who really is!” (GNT) A lot of people talk the talk, but they don’t really trust God. They trust their credit card instead. They say they believe in God, but they don’t really trust him when it comes to their finances, health, or job.

Psalm 53:2-3 says this: “God looks down from heaven on the entire human race; he looks to see if anyone is truly wise, if anyone seeks God. But no, all have turned away; all have become corrupt. No one does good, not a single one!” (NLT)

Faithfulness is the key to blessing and victory.
1 John 5:4-5 says, “For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.”
The Bible says in Proverbs 28:20, “A faithful man will have many blessings” (HCSB). I want your life to have many blessings. But in order for you to have that blessing, you’re going to have to learn faithfulness. God tests your faithfulness in different ways. Will you let him grow you in this area so that you can be a man or woman of faith?

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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.

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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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