Friday, October 31, 2008
For his gift to me, Jerry got me a wireless router for my computer! Yeah! Andrew, I need you!!! Well, that's okay, we have someone else lined up to do the work... I was also given a hydrangea plant, very pretty; and a gift card to Applesbee's...so we'll be going back...! I received 10 birthday cards! One card, from my sister, is a musical card, so fun! I got five e-mail messages and a phone call, all the way from Malaysia! So, all in all, I feel loved. Thank you, everyone.
Lord, thank You for all the different seasons of life. Even though this one was the toughest one to enter, I am trusting You to lead me, guide me, watch over me, keep me healthy, etc. You have promised to be with us to the end and You always keep Your promises. I Praise You.
Thank You, Lord, for life; for good friends; for the good health You have given me; for Jerry, who has somehow shared my life with me; for family. Thank You for giving Your Son for me. I love You, Father, and I Praise You.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
My, how time flies when you're having fun! You just went on a trip east which included a cruise, was that in celebration of your anniversary? Just wondering...
The next 25 will be entirely different from the first 25 because your boys have grown (into fine young men, I must add). No more scouting, music lessons, bowling (kids), school, etc. Now, you'll have time for each other! Isn't life grand?!!!
Lord, thank You for Pam and Gene. Please keep Your Hand upon them. Keep them safe and well and healthy. Thank You for their 26 years together.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Lord, thank You for progress. Help us to be able to keep up. You know how much I appreciate cable TV (basic); being able to call family without paying extra; and high-speed Internet is a blessing! I've been waiting for city water for years, thank You, Lord. This is truly a blessing. The garbage can I suppose is progress. Thank You, Heavenly Father, help us to not take these blessings for granted.
Monday, October 27, 2008
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven; a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Thank you, Lord, for Marion and for Grace. Pets can be such good company.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
10 years ago I:
1. helped Jerry work on our new log home.
2. got settled into our new log home.
3. went on trip to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt
4. flew to Washington state for my dad's emergency surgery.
5. expected our 10th grandbaby - Sydney.
5 things on today's list to do:
1. take Plaid for his walks.
2. meet with Harold to pick out photos for newsletter.
3. mail letter to grandson, Mason.
4. Help Jerry make crockpot of chili.
5. go to missions committee meeting.
5 snacks I enjoy:
1. Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream!
2. strawberry twizzlers
3. salted peanuts
4. corn candy
5. diet Pepsi
5 places I have lived:
5 jobs I have had:
2. short order cook!
3. school para pro
4. caller for substitute teachers
5. ESL Tutor
5 People I Tag:
Monday, October 20, 2008
Heavenly Father, I praise You. Your Word is Truth.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Marge , Tim, and Dee. Tim and Dee are party crashers! That's okay...we love them anyway. Actually Tim turns 50 soon so then they'll be legal! Marilyn had asked Dee to help her cook, serve, etc.
Emmie and Marilyn.
Larry, son of Richard and Marilyn, another party crasher!
Richard and Bob in a deep conversation.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Lord, thank You for Robby...thank You for Rob. Please be with them this week as the family is getting ready to go to Haiti. This is a big important time in their lives.
Lord, thank You for friends, for good times, for good memories, and for You!
Last night on PBS I watched An American Experience. They are doing a series on Presidents. Last night was the story of Richard Nixon. I learned a lot... things I didn't know before. Then one of my favorite movies came on, on a different channel, and I actually turned it off! An Affair to Remember. It was late and I was sleepy...I have it on DVD...I can watch it any time I want to!
I was asked again about the newsletter I mention in some of my blogs. I've written about it before but here is an explanation. Prime Time News is a newsletter I write for the senior folks at our church. I love writing it, and with the help of my brother, it's a newsletter I'm now proud of. It's mainly interesting only to folks in our church, or folks who used to live here, because I cover news happening here among us. It's bi-weekly, I started out printing 20...I now print 60 and send 23 by e-mail! I give all the credit to the Lord and I thank Him for this privilege. He has blessed me!
Lord, thank You for touching Jerry. It's so good to have him up and doing things. Just, please, don't let him overdo. Thank You for this means of communication: blogging. Thank You for technology.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Lord, thank you for being with Jerry today. Please continue to strengthen him. Forgive me for being so angry.
Jerry really frustrated me today. Here he's been sick, very sick, for over a week, 11 days to be exact. Today is a beautiful day so what does he do? Does he go out and sit on the porch swing or in a lawn chair? No...he goes out to the pole barn, gets his chain saw and cuts a log on our house that seems to be rotting! Just walking exhausts him!!! Now he's out sawing off a log!!! He stopped to rest twice before he finished...!!! It's one that stuck out beyond the eaves so rain water poured on it every time it rained and so it was rotting. Our log man wanted to cut it off when we built the house but Jerry said, "No, leave it." Now he wishes he'd let him cut it off. And now I'm so mad he really wishes he'd let him!!! I know he's tired of just sitting and seeing work to be done before cold weather hits.
Now he just got up from his nap and he wants to go out and on the tractor to pick up a few leaves! He won't do it all...yeah right. Well, whatever...
Lord, you know all about when I get frustrated. Please help me to be understanding. Please help Jerry to be patient and not overdo. Give him strength.
Where would we be without Columbus? I guess most of us just wouldn't be! My ancestors came from Norway, and Ireland. Oh, I know, they probably would have eventually all come to the new world, but the timing would have been different, which would have made a whole different history! Interesting...
Lord, I praise You because You are the same, yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Then at 11:00 I was at my own church for our service. Pastor Dave brought a very good message on HOPE. The hope we have in Jesus.
Thank You, Heavenly Father, for the Presence of the Holy Spirit in both churches.
Lord, on this Thanksgiving Day I'm especially thankful for my Canadian friends. Bless them with Your Presence. Protect them in this snow storm.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Our friend, Wilma, came over this afternoon. You see, a few years ago Jerry took her for a ride in the MG and I took their picture. Since I featured her in the newsletter I wanted to put that picture in. But, I took it before digital camera's came to be and I gave her the picture. Now, I want to use it and she can't find it. It's probably in a book as a book mark! She said she looked all over. So, Jerry suggested she come over and he'd get the MG out so I can take another picture. As long as they were in the car he took her for a ride around our country roads. The sun was so bright, I should have set the camera differently but I'm not good at it. So it's not a good picture...Jerry's not feeling well...and my printer won't work. How is your day?
Lord, please touch Jerry. He's had a set back this evening. Please, Lord. You are our Healer.
I was just relaxing this morning after breakfast, not dressed yet, when someone knocked on the door! Oh, dear. There stood a nice looking, nicely dressed teenage boy, about 14. I opened the door a crack and said, "You caught me at a bad time." He said he was sorry and then held out a booklet. I recognized it immediately, The Watchtower. He said they were going around to all our neighbors giving these booklets out. I said okay and took it. He left, and I then checked out the bedroom window to see what car had brought him. It was a van with other folks in it. He's probably in training. They usually come to the door in two's. Now, you may be wondering why I didn't say, no, thank you. Well, I immediately threw it in the trash, and said to Jerry, "That's one less they have to give to someone else." I feel bad because if I had dressed, I would have said something like this, "I'll be praying for you, because you're being badly misled. You see, Jesus Christ lives in me. He is a living reality within me! He's not just a prophet, He's the Son of God." This is what I have said to many of them in the past. One woman keeps coming back, I invite her in and I listen to what she says and then I tell her what I believe. I don't argue with her and I pray for her. I hope she keeps coming back because she senses there is something real here that she's not getting.
I just had a nice long visit with Lorraine. We were going to get to be together with our mom, we both feel bad now. She's still going and she'll call from my mom's place so we can have a visit with the three of us.
A friend is coming over here about 3:00 so I need to get some things done.
Lord, I thank You for the personal relationship I have with you. It means so much to me. Help others to see You in my life. I love You. Please reveal Yourself to the young boy who came here this morning. Help him to seek the Truth and to find You. Please be with Lorraine as she travels to Colorado. Help her to have a really good time with Mother. Help me to be able to go out soon. Thank You for touching Jerry. Please help him to get his strength back.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Adam --I Cor. 15:45-49 (key verse 49)
Advocate--I John 2:1-2
Author of Salvation--Hebrews 2:10
Blessed and Only Ruler--I Timothy 6:15
Bread of Life--John 6:32
Chief Shepherd I Peter 5:4
Christ of God--Luke 9:20
Good Shepard--John 10:11
Great High Priest--Hebrews 4:14
Heir of all Things--Hebrews 1:2
Head of the Church--Ephesians 1:22
Horn of Salvation--Luke 1:69
Image of God--2 Cor 4:4
King Eternal--I Timothy 1:17
Lamb of God--John 1:29
Light of the World--John 8:12
Lord, our Righteousness--Jeremiah 23:6
Man of Sorrows--Isaiah 53:3
Mediator-- I Timothy 2:5
Our Passover--I Cor 10:4
Prince of Peace--Isaiah 9:6
Rock--I Cor 10:4
Sun of Righteousness--Malachi 4:2
True Light--John 1:9
Heavenly Father, I praise You for Jesus. Father-Son-Holy Spirit.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Heavenly Father, I praise You because You are our Healer. Thank You for touching Jerry and helping him to get past the throwing up and the other misery. Please strengthen him. Help me to stay healthy. I love You and I praise You.
Lord, thank you for little harmless creatures. Please keep the big bad ones away!
Monday, October 06, 2008
Fun with my granddaughter's? Yesterday two rode with me to the birthday party, as we drove by the cemetery I asked if they'd like to drive by the grave of Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa. (We were early for the party.) They said sure but not very enthusiastically. When they saw the name they perked right up and were glad to see it. I drove slowly through the cemetery and pointed out some interesting sites, like the tall grave stone shaped like a tree with broken branches. Below the 'tree' are log shaped tomb stones. Fascinating. Then they pointed out some tombs that had lambs, angels, etc., I explained that this was the children's section. We stopped so they could get out and walk for a closer look. It was kind of a lesson to them that sometimes life ends no matter what our age. Then we drove by the soldier's section. We left in kind of a somber mood and arrived at the party right on time. It was fun meeting up with everyone and it only took a second to become happy and joyful again.
Jerry and I got our new passports last week. His arrived before mine so I was a little worried. Now we're ready to go to Malaysia! We've got our passports, our tickets, we're on our way!!!
While Pam was here she programed our remotes...oh my goodness...we get lots of channels! We were both so surprised!
I listened to my brother on his radio program last evening. He lives in Colorado but I can listen to him on my computer! That is...now I can listen now that I have high-speed Internet!
I called the doctor's office this morning, the nurse I talked to told me to do everything I'm already doing so we just have to wait it out and hope I don't get it.
Well, enough chit chat for now.
Lord, You know all things. Please touch Jerry. Thank You for family. Thank You for all of our blessings.
Heavenly Father, I praise You because You are our Healer. You are In Control, You are Sovereign. Forgive me for doubting You. Lord, help my unbelief. Thank you for Your Abiding Presence. Please touch Jerry. All things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
This is Randy and friend (sorry, I forget her name), and Rick. Randy is related to Betty through
Roger, her late husband. Rick is Betty's nephew. Rick and Randy are cousins.
Shirley, Betty's daughter, is talking to Cathy, Betty's niece. That's Bob, Shirley's husband, getting some food. Betty's kids, Shirley, Roger, Mike, David, and Sandy planned and furnished the party. It was a soup and salad luncheon. Very good. A variety of home made soup. Shirley made beautiful cupcakes that looked like flowers. I wish I'd taken a picture. Maybe someone did...Mike, Betty's son, with Cameron, his grandson, and Betty's great-grandson. Mike's son-in-law is beside him and Ashley, his daughter, Betty's granddaughter.
Betty still opening puzzles. Pam, Rob, Gene, and Jessica are in the picture. Pam & Gene from Chicago. Rob & Jessica from next door. Our children, nieces and nephews of Betty.
Pam is our daughter, which makes her Betty's niece.
Betty's grandson, Ryan, and great-grandson, Joseph. Ryan is the son of Roger and Marie.
Marie and grandson, Joseph. Marie is Betty's daughter-in-law, so Joseph is Betty's great-grandson.
Lord, thank You for family, for birthday parties, for good times.