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RoaringShepherd

Member since March 31, 2013

About RoaringShepherd

What would it be like to ride a lion? The thought has been with me for a long time and has been closely tied to a growing desire to be a part of some adventure. This is strange, because for years the spirit of adventure has been typified in the individualism of the American cowboy. Mounted on a horse (not a lion), he chooses his own way with bit and a bridle. I’ve always been taken with this imagery. The courageous life of a man who answers to none but himself sparks that piece of our hearts that thirsts for risk and meaning.

With respect, I don’t think that’s true adventure. It is certainly exciting, and it made Clint Eastwood famous. But,to give up everything for the pursuit of individualism, for the pursuit of the self seems to be a narrow goal and a wasted sacrifice. What have I gained if at the end of my life I can say that “I did it my way…for me?” At that, my life, my meaning and my pursuits would all end with my death. A pursuit that ends with me is not a pursuit worth my life.

I’m inspired by the truth that real meaning only happens when one gives his life to something greater that himself. This is what I think it would be like to Ride the Lion. A man on a lion doesn’t choose his path. He holds on for dear life. He spends no time looking back, because there is no time to look back. Heart beating, hands sweating, he only looks ahead because there is no telling what will come next. He is completely surrendered to the will of the lion. This is true adventure, and I want it!

I am weary of “cowboy” endeavors that start and end with me. I want to see life from the back of the Lion. Not knowing what comes next, I want to live with the excitement that He’s going to take me where He wants to go. I attempt to live surrendered. I am often tempted to let go. Even worse, I sometimes try to turn or tame this Lion. But, ultimately I’m holding on with all I have. I hope these posts inspire you to grab on and hold on!

RoaringShepherd

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The Gun Box - Defend Responsibly

The Gun Box - Defend Responsibly

Beautiful Design

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Colt 1991® Series

Colt 1991® Series

Colt makes a quality pistol. Every good man should own a 1911.

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High Mountain White Shaving Set Brush Double by RoaringShepherd

High Mountain White Shaving Set Brush Double by RoaringShepherd

Some things have been designed to be done slowly. Taking a razor's edge to your face is such an activity. Start your day with excellence. Shave with quality tools as you prepare your mind for the battle that is ahead be it a meeting to lead, a ditch to ...

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How Government Officials Doom Gun Registration Laws

How Government Officials Doom Gun Registration Laws

Disobey unlawful laws in order to truly be a law abiding citizen.

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God is interested in good craftmanship.

God is interested in good craftmanship.

Christians should do well to reflect our spiritual heritage and witness through excellence and love more than through bumper stickers and kitsch.

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Cracker Jack Straight Razor

Cracker Jack Straight Razor

I found this at an antique sale down the road from my house. It was inexpensive and cleaned up nice. It reminds me that things of highest value are often found close to home and aren't purchased with large amounts of money.

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Wood Pen by RoaringShepherd on Etsy

Wood Pen by RoaringShepherd on Etsy

This pen is designed for writers, philosophers, and leaders who understand that such a tool is indeed mightier than the sword. Wielding such a tool brings confidence and class to adventurers who would ink their thoughts with a pen that reflects who they are as much as their work on ...

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Shaving Brush by RoaringShepherd on Etsy

Shaving Brush by RoaringShepherd on Etsy

This hand turned badger hair shaving brush is designed to fit your hand and your brush stand to emanate swagger in use or at rest. Start your day with the confidence that can only come with the shave this brush gives.

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Tha Misfit

Tha Misfit

Cleveland Cycle Werks makes a quality, classic bike designed for medium build men. The iconic style pairs well with a Saddleback Leather bag and a pair of Helm boots. At $3,200, this bike is as affordable as it is classy. This is the bike I hope to own someday.

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Town Considers Bounty on US Drones

Town Considers Bounty on US Drones

"The President, Congress and the Department of Homeland Security may think it's legal to spy on the Land of the Free by deploying thousands of drones over the skies of America, but the residents of Deer Trail, Colorado have a different idea. Not only are they set to vote ...

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Preaching Quote #5 - John Newton - Pro Preacher

Preaching Quote #5 - John Newton - Pro Preacher

To strive for every time, in the power of the Spirit.

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Ron Swanson's Grilling Webpage - Official Site

Ron Swanson's Grilling Webpage - Official Site

Look at this page, then exit your computer because you don't learn to grill by reading.

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Photo by roaringshepherd • Instagram

Photo by roaringshepherd • Instagram

I find C.S. Lewis to be full of wisdom. I share his thinking. Many times, I have read something and said, "someone else things that way too!"

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We Must Fight - President Reagan

We Must Fight - President Reagan

This is a good word.

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KAWASAKI KZ400 | BY LA CORONA MOTORCYCLES

KAWASAKI KZ400 | BY LA CORONA MOTORCYCLES

I want a bike just like this one.

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How Delaying Intimacy Can Benefit Your Relationship

How Delaying Intimacy Can Benefit Your Relationship

I have found delaying intimacy until marriage to be a strong factor for marital joy.

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Teacher Wears Same Outfit in 40 Years of Yearbook Photos

Teacher Wears Same Outfit in 40 Years of Yearbook Photos

Swagger. This guy is awesome.

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How to Live the Dream | Be Legendary

How to Live the Dream | Be Legendary

A no BS roadmap to success in life, business, and health.

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Survival Skills: How to Make a Toothbrush in the Field   | Outdoor Life Survival

Survival Skills: How to Make a Toothbrush in the Field | Outdoor Life Survival

This may come in handing in a survivalist situation. Feeling cleaner/better keeps morale up, and that is one of the more important necessities for survival.

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