By Robert Cronkhite
I had been Born Again in 1972, when my friend Jamie Pearce gave me a Chick Bible Tract,”This Was Your Life! I’m sure he was getting these tracts at Dale West’s “Fishermen’s Supply Christian Bookstore” right here in Johnstown, NY. Jamie and I worked after school together and went to High School together at Fonda-Fultonville Central High School, in Fonda, NY. I was going through anxiety and depression and Jamie had begun to witness to me, as he had just become born again a short time before. He was so full of enthusiasm and the joy of the Lord. I had to have that, and with the powerful message of this Chick Tract, I was ready to pray the sinner’s prayer for my salvation! Chick Tracts and many other tracts are available at Fishermen’s Supply and they are very effective in one’s personal ministry. In my personal ministry, I use tracts a lot. I get my tracts at Fishermen’s Supply, here in Johnstown, NY. I put an order in, wait for their delivery in a matter of a week or two, and then I pick them up, and am ready to continue my Tract part of my personal ministry! The selection is fantastic! Tracts in English and Spanish and tracts that cover subjects that one may find difficult to try to handle in person with someone. Tracts for believers who may be drifting away from the Lord, to the unsaved in many situations that only a tract can reach and prayer. Money tracts, witnessing tracts and tracts dealing with the modern problems now occurring in our sad world. Jesus is ready to use YOU, and the tracts at Dale West’s Fishermen’s Supply. Most of the tracts he carries are not available anywhere else as I have been up and down the eastern seaboard! God uses Fishermen’s Supply, and so should YOU!
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Because of the slowness of the economy and the all pervasive switch to internet purchases, we have found it difficult to keep our head above water. As a result, we have taken advantage of lots of credit card offers! If you have not tried very much to borrow from credit card companies, you will find this very helpful and interesting information. Remember, credit cards are a last resort. Dave Ramsey of all people would say, “Just rip up all your credit cards!”
If you must use them, please stay tuned for our next installment.
I have lots to share on gardening, so you can expect a number of entries real soon.
I hate weeds! don’t you? Here’s an answer to them. Cover your plants with black plastic (with holes where the plants pop out of course). But how do you keep the edges of the black plastic from lifting up? We have a band-saw lumber business in our area, and because I have a 10’ box truck, I buy from them a bunch of 3/4” x 2” x 12’ lengths of wood and lay it on top of the edges of the plastic.
There is an important concept woven into the CSA model that takes the arrangement beyond the usual commercial transaction. That is the notion of shared risk. In most CSAs, members pay up front for the whole season, and the farmers do their best to provide an abundant box of produce each week. If things are slim, members are not typically reimbursed. The result is feeling that we’re in this together.
This past summer, my wife and I grew a large, luscious garden and opened up a roadside stand (West’s Homegrown Produce) to the right of our garage in Gloversville. As we grew, we became more and more convinced that we could better serve our customers and our farm if we formed a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture).
More people each year are being exposed to the CSA concept as both farmers and consumers realize the benefits to be reaped by all parties. If you haven’t yet heard about it or if you are considering joining a CSA, you’ll want a general idea of what’s involved.