Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections
The Task Ahead of Me is
Never as Great as the Power
Behind Me!!
Jesus promised that,
"where two or three are
gathered together in My
name, there am I with
them" (Matthew 18:20)
Praying together is an
opportunity to enter into
the presence of God
"Training a border collie is not a gentle hobby, to
picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire.
It is
a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and,
once it
has done so, he will have to accept that his life
will be
radically changed."  
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A Candle Loses Nothing by.......
Lighting Another Candle.

I've never made a fortune and it's probably too late
But I don't worry about that much 'cause I'm happy

And as I go along life's way I'm reaping better than I
I'm drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has

Haven't got a lot of riches and sometimes the going's
But I've got loving ones around me and that makes
me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings and the mercies He's
I'm drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup has

Oh, remember times when things went wrong my
faith wore somewhat thin,
But all at once the dark clouds broke and sun peeped
through again.

So Lord, help me not to gripe about the tough rows
that I've hoed,
I'm drinking from my saucer cause my cup has

If God gives me strength and courage when the way
grows steep and rough,
I'll not ask for other blessings 'cause I'm already
blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy to help others bear their
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer 'cause my cup
has overflowed.

-- Author Unknown
If you have missed knowing me, you have missed nothing.

If you have missed some of my emails, you may have missed a laugh.

But, if you have missed knowing my LORD and SAVIOR, JESUS CHRIST, you have missed everything in the world.
"Each one should use whatever
gift he has received to serve others".   
1 Peter 4:10
Read our interview published in the StockDog News.

To read Tom's article,

At Oaktree Border Collies, we offer the Stud
services of some of the best working lines.

Look for us to add more top quality
stud dogs in the years to come!

We strive to meet your needs for  
Ranch & Trial dogs, whether your need
is for cattle or sheep dog lines.

From time to time we also have  
Puppies and Started Dogs

We have a few goals here at 'Oaktree'

First and most important is to  Keep It Fun!  
To enjoy our dogs with old friends, and to
make new friends. We want to raise dogs that
can get the job done on the farm, and take you
to the winners circle at the trials.

We are so glad you found our site.  Take your
time, mosey around and look the dogs over,
and please feel free to give us a call anytime
about our dogs. Come back often and tell
others about our site!

Sincerely Yours,
Tom & Ruth Hines
402300 US 60 Hwy.
Bartlesville, OK   74006
1-918-397-2726 (NEW)