Monday, November 24, 2008

Cloudy Monday reflection.

Today is Monday and it is cloudy and cooold outside. Wayne and I went down to Grandmas today and got up her leaves and put away all her outdoor stuff for the winter. These days make me think of Papaw, because when he was alive, he did all of these things himself. He passed away in 2005 in December. He is still greatly missed especially around the holidays. He was so funny and the life of any get together. He would joke and laugh with the grandkids. He was always firing grandma when they worked together. She was never worried about getting fired because she knew he would always take her to work with him the very next day, only to fire her again. We had so much fun being together with them. Holidays are family times, a time for making lasting memories. A time to be thankful for all the time God has given us to be together .
We are getting together this Thanksgiving up at my brother and sister in laws house. There will be those that are missing because of living a distance away, they will be missed. There will be those who will be missing by choice, they will also be missed. Happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The baby shower.

Thursday: I went up to my daughter Rachel's house in Allentown Pa. (3 hour trip). We went and picked up the baby crib. I spent the night with her and Samer (her husband). On Friday, her and I went to Penndel Pa.
(a 2 hour trip), to pick up the cake which was given to her for the shower by a dear friend of Rachel's. We then returned to my home in Maryland (a 3 hour trip). Samer came down after work ( 2.45 hours). Needless to say there was a whole lot of roadwork involved in this baby shower. Saturday was the shower day. We spent the day going to the store and preparing the food, decorating and such for the shower. It was great. Everyone had a wonderful time. They received many nice gifts for baby Benjamin. God has been so good to them and to us all. We serve a good and kind heavenly Father. You can view pictures of the shower on Rachel's blog- joyfulpraise, located on my sidebar below.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

MARANATHA! Even so come, Lord Jesus! Amen.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

This is my beautiful granddaughter, Gracie.

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Dutch doll quilt for my Granddaughter Gracie.

This is a project I have been working on for some time now. I hope to have in finished by January 2009, so that I can take it to her when we go for a visit. My son and his family live in Monterey,Ca. My son is in the navy. I have one granddaughter and 2 two grandsons (with another grandson on the way. My daughter, Rachel (Joyful Praise) is expecting a boy in January.) When I started the quilt I thought it would be done a lot sooner, but a lot of things have kept me from getting it finished. It is also a bigger job than I thought. So be patient Gracie dear. Grandma will get it done for you sometime.
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Gracie's quilt

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Friday, November 7, 2008

Preparing for a bountiful grape harvest next season.

All that is left is to clean up the trash.

Satisfaction in a job completed

A Day well spent.

Today I woke up to the most beautiful weather anyone could ask for on the 7th of November. The temperature has gotten up to 70 degrees. When I raised the shades in my home I had an irresistible urge to do something outside. I live about 1 mile from my mother-in-law, who is 82 years old. I thought to myself, I think I will go down to Grandmas house and take care of some pruning she has been wanting done for a while. Well that is just what I did. She and I worked almost all day pruning a small tree and pruning her grapevines. It was a very pleasant job and made her very happy. When we can spend some time making someone else happy, then it is certainly a day well spent.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The best thing.

Psalms 119:11 "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."(KJV)
This verse describes the best thing (the word of God) hid in the best place (the heart) for the best purpose (that I might not sin against thee.)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Second cousins.

The top one is my grandson, Jude Daniel. The bottom one is my nephew, Zach. Jude is 1 year old and Zach is 16 years old (this is an old picture of him.) Thru my eyes they sure do look alot alike.What do you think?

Beautiful words of life.

The song says "Beautiful words, wonderful words, wonderful words of life." There are many words and phrases which are used over and over in the word of God. One word, just the right word, can speak volumes. Proverbs 25: says "A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver."(KJV) It says a "word" not words. Let us try to be that one who speaks a word to the weary soul, or to the bereaved one, or to that one in need of a word of encouragement instead of tearing down with words of criticism.
Two of my favorite words in the Word of God are
lovingkindness and tender mercies. In all but one instance where these words are found they speak of our Lord. Many times they are used together . Doesn't this give us a beautiful picture of a forgiving, loving, kind Father.