SOOT IN THE FLUES


| September/October 1994



Soot in the flues

Greetings to all my Iron-Men family and like any publication, even though this is the September/October issue, I'm sure you are all visiting the steam engine meets and gala demonstrations, and seeing your old friends and making new ones. Enjoy! You have quite a few weeks ahead, for summer is in full swing.

I'm sure we probably all know the 23rd Psalm, which I love. The following writing is an Indian version of the 23rd Psalm. I like it, and I'm sure you will too. This is just a little different version. No name, don't know from where it was sent.

'The Great Father above a Shepherd Chief is. I am His and with Him I want not. He throws out to me a rope and the name of the rope is love and He draws me where the grass is green and the water is not dangerous, and I eat and lie down and am satisfied. Sometimes my heart is very weak and falls down but He lifts me up again and draws me into a good road. His name is WONDERFUL!

'Sometime, it may be very soon, it may be a long, long time, He will draw me into a valley. It is dark there, but I'll be afraid not, for it is in between those mountains that the Shepherd Chief will meet me and the hunger that I have in my heart all through this life will be satisfied.

'He gives me a staff to lean upon. He spreads a table for me with all kinds of foods. He puts his hand upon my heart and all the 'tired' is gone. My cup He fills till it runs over. What I tell is true. I lie not. These roads that are 'away ahead' will stay with me through this life and after; and afterwards I will go to live in the Big Tepee and sit down with the SHEPHERD CHIEF forever.'

And GOOD NEWS I have more material this time than I have had in a long while. Praise the Lord! Keep the letters coming, folks, I love to hear from you. And now on to the communications, and we have a lot of pictures too. I think you'll enjoy all the material.