Saturday, September 29, 2012

September 30, 1976

September 30, 1976, at 7:57 a.m., was when our family’s world would forever be changed. Tomorrow will mark the 36th year since my husband's near-tragic automobile accident which left our family on the break of despair. Doctors gave him no hope of ever walking again but God had a different plan and exercised His right at Senior Camp 1977 in Bethel in the Hills when a group of young people desiring to see miracles like those in the New Testament reached out in prayer and fasting, and through their faith on the next to last night of camp, my husband came up out of his wheelchair and walked to the front of the sanctuary. It was "a reflection of the miracle given to a family who'd walked in the valley and a group of young people who'd sacrificed on the mountain!" To God Be the Glory!!!

You can read the whole story in my book, Without A Hedge. It is a story of the ups, downs, and crossing of one family...pre-Jesus and after we accepted His wonderful Truth.

Pictures are of Gene's brand new company vehicle, a 1977 Chevrolet pickup, only eight days old, which sold for $40 scrap metal.

Engine compartment

Thursday, September 27, 2012

My Grand-kiddos Are Growing Up!

Been way too long since I've posted pictures of my grandkiddos. They are growing up way too fast and all live way too far away from this Nana (ie, Louisiana and Oregon).
Madison (almost 16) and Cassidy (14 years old)

Preston (almost 13 years old)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Stay Put!

Remember - the grass is not always greener on the other side.
Trying to get there sometimes has its obstacles.
And even if you get there, it may be astro-turf.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lord of The Harvest, Place Your Fire in Me!

The Bible says that the harvest is ready but the laborers are few. We are His laborers...ones who go forward in God, doing good and showing God to people who don't know Him. Laborers are to bring cheer to a sad heart, listen to the concerns of others, and share their experience in God with those who don't know Him.

Are we truly showing the fruits of God's spirit so that all can see and know that we are planted of the Lord? The crop is ready for harvest...may we commit to being laborers to gather in the harvest.

Lord of The Harvest, Place Your Fire in Me!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

First Day of Autumn

It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.

–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt

Friday, September 21, 2012

Beauty Abounds

Just take a moment to look around you...
Why do I believe that?
Because God made ALL THINGS!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Let Go...and Let God Have His Way

Ruth 1:16 (NLV)
But Ruth replied, "Don't ask me to leave you and turn back.
Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live.
Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.
How important it is to allow God to direct our steps. We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, and let the Lord give us the life He has waiting for us. We must be willing to let God have His way.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Tree Speaks

If you look closely at a tree
you’ll notice its knots and dead branches,
just like our bodies.
What we learn is that beauty and imperfection
go together wonderfully.

Matthew Fox

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Lord's Day...

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sad, This Time of Silence

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
- Gloria Naylor

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy Birthday Barbara

Happy Birthday to our beautiful daughter(in-law), Barbara
May your year be filled with everything that's good!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Our Angel

Zoe Claire, a gift from God
September 10, 1995 - February 13, 1996

An angel paid me a visit in the midst of my years,
releasing all skepticism, taking away all my tears.

My angel spoke not a word, but delivered great peace,
unpleasant entanglements from my soul did release.

Twinkling eyes flashing to reveal wondrous glory,
beautiful expressions giving way to heaven's story.

A cherubic creation causing in my life quite a stir,
mending a broken spirit, bringing rapture's allure.

My angel was wrapped in the cloth of royal design,
with gossamer wings, captivating this heart of mine.

My angel now gone, taken flight to a faraway land,
but I'll join this beauty someday, for that is my plan.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Cassidy!

 Where has the time gone?
It seems only yesterday that she was this age...

And NOW...
she's a Freshman in high school

Happy Birthday to my beautiful Cassidy
whose personality and gorgeous smile
light up my life.
Love ya to the moon and back, Nana.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

"from My Heart To Yours"

Excited to announce that my friend Donna Pereira has just released her new CD, from My Heart to Yours. Donna is a wonderful person, and has a heart after and for the things of God - and this CD's contribution only enforces that. It's a must have!

To get details on how to order your copy, please in-box Donna's Facebook message center or email her directly at