I don’t need a stinking map!

There once was two guys who left a trailhead in New Zeland. Sam was a seasoned hiker. He had hiked over 1000 nights in his lifetime. The other Nick was a newbe. He had all the equipment but no experience at hiking. He had his map and compus out and orientated it at the trailhead. Sam on the other hand just headed down the trail. In fact Sam didn’t even bring a map or compass. He knew that his life experiences would get him to where he was going and back again.

hiker wetAlong the trail Sam kept up a fast pace and when there was a “Y” in the trail he made an educated guess as where to go. Nick kept taking his bearings in the trail and knew exactly which fork to take each time. The weather was perfect the first day and night. They both slept under the stars in different locations about 3 miles apart. The second day a bad storm settled in. The clouds where so thick you could hardly make out any landmarks. Sam kept a hiking along at a fast pace. Nick on the otherhand went a little slower. It took him more time to get his bearings but he still knew exactly where he was. The storm lasted for 3 days.

On the last day of the storm Nick made it to his destination of Milford Sound. He set up his tent on the edge of the lake and waited until morning. When he awoke this was what he saw:

Milford

Sam on the other hand never made it. He was lost. After days of searching he was never found.

Both hikers left with the same destination but only one made it. The one with the map and the compass. No matter how seasoned you are in life there is no substitute for having the map and compass to get you through. With out it, all are lost.

Pro 3:6 Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. (MSG)

 

 

 

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Trial or Trail

stressJam 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. NIV

How can you have “JOY” when you are going through trials? It comes down to verse 3 and 4. Verse 3 says, “testing of your faith develops perseverance”. Well why do I want to have perseverance in going through trials? Because of verse 4, “Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” So by our trials we are made mature and complete. If only we could keep our perspective as we are going through the tough times in life.

blistersIt’s kind of like going on a long hike. Your legs burn, your chest hurts, blisters on your feet. Do you quit because it hurts? No, you push on because you know at the end of your trail is a breath taking view. Heck you even manage to crack a smile through the pain as you anticipate the reward for completing the trail or should I say trial.

 

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The Most Incredible Knife

 
     

 

Is This crazy or what?The Most Incredible Knife
Here are all 85 tools included in Giant Knife,

1. 2.5” 60% Serrated locking blade
2. Nail file, nail cleaner
3. Corkscrew
4. Adjustable pliers with wire crimper and cutter
5. Removable screwdriver bit adapter
6. 2.5” Blade for Official World Scout Knife
7. Spring-loaded, locking needle-nose pliers with wire cutter
8. Removable screwdriver bit holder
9. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
10. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
11. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
12. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
13. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
14. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
15. Magnetized recessed bit holder
16. Double-cut wood saw with ruler (inch & cm)
17. Bike chain rivet setter, removable 5m allen wrench

18. Removable tool for adjusting bike spokes

19. Removable 4mm curved allen wrench with Phillips

20. Removable 10mm hexagonal key
21. Patented locking Phillips head screwdriver
22. Universal wrench
23. Laser pointer with 300 ft. range
24. 1.65” Clip point utility blade
25. Metal saw, metal file
26. 4 mm allen wrench
27. 2.5” blade
28. Fine metal file with precision screwdriver
29. Double-cut wood saw
30. Cupped cigar cutter with double-honed edges
31. 12/20-Gauge choke tube tool
32. Watch caseback opening tool
33. Snap shackle
34. Telescopic pointer
35. Compass, straight edge, ruler (in./cm)
36. Mineral crystal magnifier with precision screwdriver
37. 2.4” Springless scissors with serrated 38. Shortix key
39. Flashlight
40. Fish scaler, hook disgorger, line guide
41. Micro tool holder
42. Micro tool adapter
43. Micro scraper-straight
44. Reamer
45. Fine fork for watch spring bars
46. Pin punch 1.2 mm
47. Pin punch .8 mm
48. Round needle file
49. Removable tool holder with expandable receptacle
50. Removable tool holder
51. Multi-purpose screwdriver
52. Flat Phillips head screwdriver
53. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
54. Spring loaded, locking flat nose nose-pliers with wire cutter
55. Phillips head screwdriver bit 0
56. Phillips head screwdriver bit 1
57. Phillips head screwdriver bit 2
58. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.5 mm x 3.5 mm
59. Flat head screwdriver bit 0.6 mm x 4.0 mm
60. Flat head screwdriver bit 1.0 mm x 6.5 mm
61. Can opener
62. Phillips head screwdriver
63. 2.5” Clip point blade
64. Golf club face cleaner
65. 2.4” Round tip blade
66. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, can opener
67. Golf shoe spike wrench
68. Golf divot repair tool
69. Micro straight-curved
70. Special tool holder
71. Phillips head screwdriver 1.5mm
72. Screwdriver 1.2 mm
73. Screwdriver .8 mm
74. Mineral crystal magnifier, fork for watch spring bars, small ruler
75. Removable screwdriver bit holder
76. Magnetized recessed bit holder
77. Tire tread gauge
78. Reamer/awl
79. Patented locking screwdriver, cap lifter, wire stripper
80. Special Key
81. Toothpick
82. Tweezers
83. Adapter
84. Key ring
85. Second key ring

The Most Incredible Knife
Dennis Pireta, Wenger’s marketing director put it succinctly when he noted, “This is not exactly going to win any awards for lightest, smallest or most efficient tools…” The knife is a brute, weighing 2 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 8.75 inches. But don’t worry, it has a key ring so you can carry it on a belt loop.

Wenger set the price at $1,200. Each knife must be ordered individually through the company.

If you want to order one call direct 800-431-2996.