Thursday, October 30, 2014


I'm well pleased that Caleb is attending his Cubby class at AWANA and likes it so well. He has memorized his verses and now, he has his own verst with award badges for  it.

Jesus loves the little children. All the children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white. they are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the title children of the world.,

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Sweet Faces

Well here we go with another set of photos taken at El Fogon. We took a lot of pictures. It is a wonder we had time to eat...but we did and the food was terrific, as usual.

We recently acquired information on health department checks.  After reading it, and checking all my favorite places to eat, my selection of good places has diminished quite a bit.  But El Fogon is still on the list. It had no citations.  All my very favorites remain on the list, but several fast food places are no longer appealing to me. Actually, because it has limited our choices so much, I wish I didn't even know. But I guess it is best to avoid trouble when possible.

Back to the pictures.  Hope I'll always have the pictures we took this day. I would hate to forget these sweet faces. Oh it is wonderful being a Gramma.

Please pray for our nation.

God can still save our country if we turn from sin and follow him. Why not?  It would save our nation. It would give us an eternity in heaven. It would also make life easier here, saving us from a lot of suffering.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


This is Ashley's first year playing for Woodmont Hills. she is very active and wants to be a part of practically even activity the church has for kids.  I am quite surprised, but very glad for her.
Okay, I'm falling asleep at the computer. Think that is a very good sign I had better sign off and go to bed, before I fall our ofjje

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Our Town Playing in Charlotte North Carolina

Our granddaughter, Leah, has been starring in Our town at the Matthews Playhouse in Charlotte, North Carolina this and last weekends.  I must admit I do not remember ever reading this three act play by Thornton Wilder. I've recently read that it tells the story of an average town's citizens in a small town he calls Grover's Corners at the turn of the twentieth century. It has been called a great American play and sounds like something I would like to see. Guess I'll add it to my bucket list.  Of  course I would have much rather seen it with Leah playing the part of Emily.  I certainly would not enjoy it any way near as much without her.

I used this scripture earlier this month, but for some reason I was prompted to post it again.  Our present world is filled with darkness.  God calls us to lives of the light . He advises us to think about good things.
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Teach Your Children

Oliver is not content to sit on his laurels, or anything else. He wants to stand...and he does. He is always pulling himself to an upright position.  All this is good, unless you are wanting him to stay little forever.

Oh that we don't over protect our children and keep them from growing up and taking responsibility for themselves.  There are way too many people in this world who never learn that. They want to do nothing and then blame others when they fail to get whatever it is they want.

The very best way for children to learn  responsibility is at the feet of their parents.

Proverbs 22:6  "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children , and shall think of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise.

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

You might ask, "When can I do that? I work and they go to school, then there are activities like soccer and TV shows.

You have asked a very important question.  It isn't easy at all when the child in taken away from home and mother goes out to work. I suggest that, if it is possible, mother should be home with the children.  Consider how much you make, then think about transportation, work clothes, baby sitting, restaurant meals, etc. Now think of what things things you could do without if you were to stay at home. Be real.  You do not have to wear the most stylish shoes and buy the biggest cars.

There is no better work than to raise your children, to see their first steps, to hear their first words, to know where they are and what they are doing, to instill in them values...nothing better.

And fathers are important as well. Often they are the authority figure. Young boys need them as role models and young girls need them to show them that they have great worth and lead them so that they choose boys who will respect them.

Looks like I'm on a soapbox  tonight. It's true.  We live and learn...If we don't learn, we suffer the consequences. Better our children don't have to suffer them with us.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Baby Girl

This tiny little gift from God is covered, not only by a darling little cap with a big flower, but by love.
She is a blessed little one in this society when so many children must grow up without a father in the house.  She is loved, doubly loved.  And above all, our heavenly father in heaven loves her more than we will ever  be able to explain.

It takes a lot of love and assurance these days, with all the danger in this world.

Please, wherever you are this weekend, stop and  pray for safety for our little ones. And may God grant us protection as well.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bear Bottoms

This past spring when we were in Colorado, John and Caleb wound up around the mountain  to Pike's Peak with us, while Beth stayed home with Oliver who was running a fever.  We found some matching pajamas that I couldn't resist for the boys while we were in the thin air (Where  our brains were impaired) at the top. But I'm glad they have them even now that I'm thinking clearly again, if only for these pictures, which I dearly love.

Recently, I've been receiving in my email encouragements to pray. On the 21st, it was so endearing to me that I'm passing it on to you word for word. You even get a link so that you can sign on for prayer.
I hope it blesses you as much as it has me. Weekday Email

 Today's MP3When my eldest daughter was 13, she flubbed her piano piece at a recital. The silence in the auditorium was broken only by the pounding of her parents’ hearts. She hurried off the stage, threw her arms around me and buried her face in my shirt. “Oh, Daddy.” That was enough for me. At that moment I’d have given her the moon. All she said was, “Oh Daddy!”
Prayer starts here. Prayer begins with an honest, heartfelt, “Oh Daddy!” Jesus invites us to approach God the way a child approaches his or her daddy.
Here’s my prayer challenge to you! Sign on for a simple prayer. Then every day for 4 weeks, pray 4 minutes—it’ll change your life forever!
Before Amen