Sunday, June 29, 2014

happy, happy anniversary...

To my dear husband of 34 years - I'm blessed God chose you and me to be married and have a wonderful life together!  You are my one and only, my always and forever, my beloved and friend...

happy, happy birthday...

Happy Birthday to the most adorable granddaughter ever!

I can't believe you're turning seven!  I've loved every minute of your life - from the first time I held you, to the 'I love you' at the end of our Skype visit today!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

happy, happy birthday...

Today, my one and only child turns 32-years-old!  He was a good kid growing up.  As with any parent-child relationship, there were bad times and good times and terrible times and wonderful times and unhappy times and joyous times.  We did our best as parents, we really tried to do it right, but more times than not, we failed.  It is by the grace of God that he became the man he is today.  Looking back, it really had nothing to with our parenting skills, but had everything to do with the choices he made.

God has blessed him thru the years with an incredible purpose for his life, with a wonderful wife - the daughter I never had, and three of the most darling grandkids ever!

As I sit here recalling many special times in his life, tears flow down my cheeks and my heart is overflowing with love.  I thank God for blessing me with a son...who
means to world to me...

Monday, June 23, 2014

o how He loves you and me...

I've always loved poetry, and I enjoy quotes as well.  I’ve written a number of poems myself, but I’ve kept them all to myself.  I look for poems that relate to my life as it is, my life like it was, and the wonder of what my life can and will be.  Some poems reach deep inside my heart to find the things I hold dear, some fill my heart with emotions of love and joy and peace, and some flow from my heart with a burst of feelings it can’t contain.  

I’m thankful for the multitude of blessings God has given me.  I know I don’t deserve one iota of His:
love and sacrifice and joy and goodness and faithfulness and compassion and justness and peace and grace and righteousness and mercy and forgiveness and loving-kindness and protection.

Here’s one poem I came across today and thought I’d share:


What would we become without God's blessing of love
Lonely, depressed, scared, angry and sad.
With no one to yearn for or get excited about
No one to turn to, to keep thankful and glad.

Love is God's gift from Heaven to Earth
To help mankind endure its tribulations and pain.
Without God's love we falter, stumble and crash
To the point we can't help but cry and complain.

God knew what He was divinely creating
When He made us to seek and need love.
It helps us to be less selfish, hateful and cruel
As He juries what we practice from above.

God's love is the only reason man still survives
Without it hatred, fear and lust rule night and day.
Love helps us become more considerate, helpful and kind
As for others we labor, worry, provide, protect and pray.
~Tom Zart

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

wonderful words

When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound, and time shall be no more,
And the morning breaks, eternal, bright and fair;
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore,
And the roll is called up yonder, I’ll be there.

When the roll, is called up yonder, When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder, When the roll is called up yonder I’ll be there.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

wonderful words

Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God, Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.

This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long;
This is my story, this is my song, Praising my Savior all the day long.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

wonderful words

What a fellowship, what a joy divine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms;
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine,
Leaning on the everlasting arms.

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms;
Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

wonderful words

There’s a land that is fairer than day,
And by faith we can see it afar;
For the Father waits over the way
To prepare us a dwelling place there.

In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore;
In the sweet by and by,
We shall meet on that beautiful shore.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

wonderful words

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

wonderful words

Heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshine,
Flooding my soul with glory divine -
Heavenly sunshine, heavenly sunshine,
Halleulujah! Jesus is mine.

Friday, June 6, 2014

wonderful words

O victory in Jesus,
My Savior, forever.
He sought me and bought me
With His redeeming blood;
He loved me ere I knew Him
And all my love is due Him,
He plunged me to victory,
Beneath the cleansing flood.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

wonderful words

His Name is Wonderful

His name is wonderful, His name is wonderful,
His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord.
He is the mighty King, master of everything,
His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord.
He's the Great Shephard, The Rock of all ages,
Almighty God is he,
Bow down before Him, Love and adore Him,
His name is wonderful, Jesus my Lord.
Isaiah 6:9

Sunday, June 1, 2014