The following was an outline of the Keynote message I gave at NC District Ladies Conference 2016. Our theme was "Branded by Love" - and so it went... Branding has been going on for centuries. I want to run a couple spiritual parallels - and then get to my thought. Branding - whether by heat, ice, ear tags, or tattoos, is a method still used to identify ownership of animals. Note: Who do you belong to? Who owns you? In Western states, out on the vast ranges, cattle can easily wonder or get mixed with other herds. They may graze for weeks along with another herd - but when “round-up” time comes - and the owners brand is spotted - all the cows come home. Note: You may have a son or a daughter who has wandered off… don’t worry - that brand is clear to the owner. He'll round them up. They’ll come home - you just keep praying! Believe it or not, there are still modern-day cattle rustlers to keep an eye out for. They tamper with the brand - disgu
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