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My wife, Marsha

Epilogue: The Wife of Noble Character 10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find?     She is worth far more than rubies. 11 Her husband has full confidence in her     and lacks nothing of value. 12 She brings him good, not harm,     all the days of her life. 13 She selects wool and flax     and works with eager hands. 14 She is like the merchant ships,     bringing her food from afar. 15 She gets up while it is still night;     she provides food for her family     and portions for her

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Start of Advent

Wanted to share a few videos, done by a church my daughter and son-in-law go to in NW Arkansas.  Jimmy is the worship leader there.      

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Taneycomo Report, October 9

While fall colors are emerging on the Taneycomo lakefront, the generation pattern  has stayed the same.  The only variance has been how much water has been kicked on about 3 p.m. every day.  That amount is somewhere between 65 and 150 megawatts or  from just over one unit up to three full units.  Then the water has been back off by dark or 7 p.m. That afternoon boost of water has really messed up fishing.  The current breaks loose gobs of pondweed growing along the banks and sends it down lake.

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

August 31 Fishing Report

As Table Rock nears the magic lake level of 918 feet, we all wait with baited breath to see if the U.S. Corps of Army Engineers is going to change its generation patterns.  Will they start running less water?  Shutting it off at night?  We will see very soon. Generation has been constant with two units running in the mornings, increasing to three units mid-afternoon, then back down to two units after dark and through the night.  Today, it did slow down a bit with less than two units generating

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Starting the blog up again

To start, I deleted most of the blogs here back to 2007.  Most of these blogs were fishing reports--you can see them on the forum.  The ones I left are pretty cool, at least for me, reading about my thoughts and plans back 8+ years ago. I have a blog site http://phillilley.com where I've done a fair to poor job of keeping it current.  Some of it is redundant- the fishing reports and videos--but the devotion part is new and I've tried to add to it when I have time to sit and type what I'm studyi

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Yantarni Bay

Not sure what all to share at this point in time. It is Friday evening. Bill and I are sitting in Anchorage waiting on our first of 3 flights tonight- it's going to be a long night. But at this point, we don't know what the sale of Yantarni is. The owner is entertaining another party- today as a matter of fact- which was a surprise to us. We thought we were the only ones in the hunt. Regardless, we are thinking and planning on moving on this in August and will be recruiting serious ang

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

It's been too long...

My life is busy. But it's mostly my fault. My #2 daughter is getting married on the 29th to a wonderful young man, Jimmy. The wedding will be here at the college- lots of people are coming. I haven't had alot to do with planning... just writing checks My parents 50th anniversary is the day before and we're throwing them a surprise party that evening down here on the lake. So we're burning the candle on both ends, so to speak. Caleb has been in Rhwanda this summer finishing his interns

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

March Business

Boy, has this month flew by. Well it's only the 22nd but it might as well be over. It may give up a few more crappies It's been a good crappie season so far for me. It started early when Vince and I found a good spot on Taney just off the Landing Wall. Then we found them in Roark, which is an annual occurance for us. Been over to Cricket a couple of times and added just a few to my total. But all in all, it's been good. I hope to get into a few whites this spring. The last 2 ye

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

catching up again

Don't want to bore everybody on the forum about life issues... so I'll vent here. Not really venting, just logging in. Most of you know about my Alaska plans this year. Had a few changes the last couple of days worth noting. Cabin- I was going to get a 'cabin' given to me by Jim's neighbor. It's an old gift shop the previous owner had moved from town to the lot next door. About 24 x 24 and in decent shape. Needed some work and that was my plan in May. But cost to move the building

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Hard to keep up

It's hard to keep up every little project I start, including this blog. Sorry about that. I figured you guys get tired of reading my posts on the forum anyhow... Way too much to bore you with tonight. I have to pack for Cancun anyhow. Yes- we are taking the family to Cancun for a week. Leaving tomorrow to St Louis and on to MX Saturday. We've never done anything like this. The closest is driving to Sarasota where Marsha's sis lives with their family. We have stayed at a condo th

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Another year... 48 now

A month passes so fast... each time I check the blogs another month has passed since my last entry. I try to keep everyone up to date on site plans... it's hard doing everything I want to do without full control of the site. The trouble is knowledge. I don't have the know how to do the things I want to do. Jim, my partner and computer geek, is the brains behind the scene and he's busy building internet sites and making commercials to help. He does what he can, when he can, and we are gr

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Position

I'm reading a book by a friend of mine, Joe Norvell. He lives just south of here in Arkansas and helps with a ministry to young men in trouble. It's a basic book about faith in Christ. I found in the first chapter a section that talks about 'position in life' and how we identify with position as part of the basis of who we are, of think we are. What caught my eye and lead me to think of some of the posts lately is the mention of what Jesus said about seeking the "high place". He

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Confrontation

There's an element that's cropped up on the forum with has the possibility of becoming contagious. In my daily reading, I found something that may help. Care Enough to Confront Many people avoid confrontation. Some fear being disliked and rejected. Others are afraid confrontation will make things worse by creating anger and resentment in the person they confront. But avoiding confrontation always worsens the situation. Confrontation can be a win-win situation, a chance to help and

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

July update

Summer is a flying. Resort stuff- we've hired a full time dock manager to fill the big shoes of Jerry Newcomb. His name is Lincoln Hunt. He has stayed with us with his parents for the past 10 years or so. He is a school teacher from Dallas, retired for now. Not married, 36 today? Loves to fly fish and talk about it... you should see him on the forum shortly. He will be in the office alot doing double duty. We are going to start selling online within 6-8 weeks or so. I'm looking

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

I'm waiting for the evening

It's the first of June and already in the upper 90's. Not dwelling there but will say I'm not looking forward to the dog days of July and August. I don't really like the heat. Our dock project continues. I just stepped out and snapped a pic of what we've done so far. We linked the 2 docks and now are adding 2 double stalls for pontoons. The roof will be higher so they can get into the dock with their tops up. We need them. That will just about expend our lakefront space for expansion

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Once a month... not good but something

The month of May proved to be one of the most jam-packed months of my life so far. With 2 graduating- Greg from HS and Megan from college- the parties, receptions, friends visiting- add all the things we do here at the resort getting ready for the "season" like painting, repair, landscape (huge) and a dock remodel that's still not done; Megan leaving for K-Colorado to work... add my 30-year high school reunion I'm in charge of and that about the end of the list- kind of. Oh yea- the newsletter

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

This is hard

With all I do at the computer- this forum and OA's website- it's been hard to sit and type on my blog. But I'm watching the office and it's quiet- accept for the Card's game on TV. Been working to finish Table Rock's maps- the west side of the lake. In all I think there's 12 maps on the west side. I'm waiting on Babler and Loving to mark them for us. What's next? Not sure. I've done the James River- might do the Kings next- neither can you find maps for anyplace. The Buffalo could be

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

I have 30 minutes

... but I'm in the office and not sure how much time I really have to type. Been working on several things of interest. I'm speaking at a FFF chapter in KC next week and have been putting a midge fishing piece together. Lots of studing on the internet- it's been fun and informative. I'll post it on OA as soon as I'm done in KC. The troutcam has been down- not sure where the problem is but it does seem like it's in the wiring. But the visibility is poor so there's not much to see.

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Long time....

since my last entry- sorry. It's been a hectic winter, believe me. But my intentions are to keep this up at least a couple of times a week. In saying that... I'm going to make this entry short because I have many things to do and the evening is going fast. We've had several entries and new blogs but no first-posts. It's alittle tricky getting your entry to post for the first time so I'm going to send an email to those who are having trouble. Later I'm going to catch up by blog.

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Start a gallery here....

Some of you have been asking about a gallery... you can post pics here and use this as a gallery. If you have pics you want to post and need them on a server, you can email them to me or use several on-line services (I'll have to research and list them). Examples - This blog has an extra step to post your entry if you start one. After writing and hitting done- or whatever- it will appear in a window box like it's done. There's still one more step--- At

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Catching up

The "off season" for most isn't really an off season for us... if anything it seems busier than the "season" but I'm not sure what that is anymore. With all the projects here at the resort, the nice weather and great business we're having, it's been hecktic. Still working frantically on webcams and other internet goodies... the streaming underwater video has been a challenge. We've got it on a url address at http://ozarkanglers.com/troutcam.php but as of right now it's only letting 5 peo

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Looking to a New Year

Eph 1:3-14; 3 How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! He's the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. 4 Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, had settled on us as the focus of his love, to be made whole and holy by his love. 5 Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) 6 He wanted us to enter into the celebration of his lavish gift-giving b

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

What do we do with this - Jesus?

Being raised in a Christian home all of my young life (Presby, Assembly of God), you could say I've been "brain-washed" in my present beliefs, a subject of my environment. If so, I am blessed. But you know I see lots of people who were raised the same way who are as far from God as I am close to Him so I guess you might say- it comes down to choices... little ones... throughout this journey. I have made good choices and poor ones. I have made very good choices and very bad ones... unlike

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

A very busy December

This is supposed to be the "offseason" for us being in a tourist town... but it's been anything but. Internet - trying to go wireless. I have a friend who claimed he could install routers and repeaters and cover the resort with wireless internet for us and our guests. Three weeks later, we've dropped DSL and am now on wireless only by our fingernails. It seems we have some interference or something. We might have found the problem tonight- a bad router. We're using a Linksys WRV54G rou

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

 

Work

Correction on the preaching Sunday... I have to be here for the dock for most of the morning Sunday so Tom Johnson is doing the honors. I'll have to go ahead and post at least the notes on this blog as soon as I get them done. You know, this is supposed to be our off season- they say. December is the slowest month but my calendar doesn't say that. I've been messing with the images on the forum... I'm sure you've noticed. It will get better I promise. I'm going to have some real pro

Phil Lilley

Phil Lilley

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