From His Word

Joshua 24:15
"If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

Prayer and Praise

  • God's Perfect Provision
  • Allow us to teach our children His ways
  • His pefect plan for children (brothers & sisters?)

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Galavanting Around

We are just having a ball at Grandma and Papa Don's house - With Easter bunny breakfasts, and egg hunting....

Some exploring.....

some 'helping' Pa....

With a noisy job! 


Some 'pilfering' of the 'bone piles'....Would you please help me decide which 5 of these should be the seats for the bar-stools in our house? (Which we got a favorable appraisal on - by the way - Praise The Lord! Closing next, then ground breaking!! WOO-HOO!) The 3 solid ones are from my dad's draglines, and the 'decorative' ones are antique tractor seats, they will fit around our kitchen island that is going to look like the back of a dragline......THIS WILL REQUIRE YOU ALL TO LEAVE ME A COMMENT WITH THE 5 YOU THINK WORK BEST TOGETHER.....HINT, HINT!! Help a girl out here people!

We had a nice lunch with Carol and her son Kurt as well - all around - pretty great day.

Thanks, God, for HOME.

Very Blessed Life.

Praying Like We mean It!

Our hearts are in constant prayer for sweet Carol and her family - That they'll remember where Bob is, and focus on Jesus - That this world won't dim that for them one bit!

Praying for my special music on Sunday....Hopefully I'll be able to make it through the song I remember Bob singing at funerals, "Where the roses never fade". I'm loving trying to think about what he's seeing right now!!

For the 11 members of our mission team leaving Monday morning for the Voice Of The Martyers headquarters in OK.....I got quite a kick out of making their care package bags today:

and still waiting/praying for an answer from the appraisor on building our house.....God's timing, not mine, it's amazing how often I preach to myself. I'm so grateful for the power of prayer!


Tears of Joy.

I'd like to die on a Sunday.

I know that Sunday isn't necessarily 'God's day' - Saturday is closer some would say. It's not usually my Sabbath, often full of service as opposed to rest.....

But for me, Sunday is a great day.

A day of joy.  A day of encouragement with my Forever Family. A day of focus. A day of unadulterated worship of my God and King, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.The God who died in my place, and then conquered death and hell, so that I can to.

My sweet honorary dad, Bob Grasmick passed to his eternal home today, Sunday. He wasn't able to be in a church, but I like to imagine that just at the time I was leading our congregation in these words, that he was escorted to glory.

"When I wake up in the land of glory, with the saints I will tell my story, there will be one name that I proclaim.....JESUS, JESUS, JESUS.....It's such an upbeat song that lifts my head and my hands to heaven......I confess, my feet move, I dance for joy. I sang heartily today. I was the 'pinch hit' leader due to illness of the scheduled one......little did I know at the time, that Bob was seeing with unblurred vision, walking with strong knees, and clinging to the only name that mattered to him. He was breathing eternal air.

Thanks God, that Bob is alive and well. I pray for his sweet wife Carol, for his son and grandkids. May they bask in the truth and promises that you freely offer your adopted children. May the return of our Jesus be eagerly anticipated no longer....even so Lord Jesus Come.


Three-eyed Bunnies!

Jacob opened a special Easter gift from our sweet little German Grandma Hildigard last night, and very excitedly proclaimed:

"Yea mom! I got some of those pink, marshmallowey, sugary, THREE-EYED, bunnies!! I LOVE those!"

In one's 5.5 year old excitement I guess it doesn't matter how many eyes one's surgery bunny has! HaHaHa - He didn't miss a beat.



Waiting......To wait.

wait  (why is this word spelled like this?)

websters on-line dictionary definition.....

verb \ˈwāt\

: to stay in a place until an expected event happens, until someone arrives, until it is your turn to do something, etc.

: to not do something until something else happens

: to remain in a state in which you expect or hope that something will happen soon


     So, when you really stop and think about it, we wait a lot of our lives.

Good or bad, right or wrong, our thought processes don't mesh with time. I'm obviously speaking for myself here, you may agree or disagree, but I'm ever challenged to grow closer to my God in the 'wait'.

Do I really trust Him? Am I pursuing Him above other earthly, non-eternal pursuits? Am I living more abundantly in the moments He's given me? I can tell you this: It's a challenge for me.

I tend to be a get'er don'er, and when things arn't getting'er done, I find myself working on the waiting. Focusing on praying, seeking, and just plain cultivating faithfulness to the Kingdom of God! Daily reminding myself of the bigger picture.

I think God made us see so many 'waits' in our life so that we'd hunger for eternal blissful focus on Him, not the things we are waiting for.





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