Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

While we wait for God's great victory for us to be fully realized, we also need to know that we are in a battle. God will win this battle through Jesus Christ. The final outcome is certain. Christ has already won the decisive battle. However, let's not be fooled; the evil one will do everything he can to deceive all people and confuse the lost. Let's stick with God's plan -- living his truth, listening for his voice in Scripture, and following the lead of his Spirit.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Letter from "Mom n Dad"...(and grandma & grandpa, aunts etc.)

My child,

When I get old, I hope you understand '...n have patience with me
In case I break the plate, or spill soup on the table because I’m losing my eyesight, I hope you don’t yell at me.
Older people are sensitive, always having self pity when you yell.
When my hearing gets worse 'n I can’t hear what you’re saying, I hope you don’t call me ‘Deaf!’
Please repeat what you said or write it down.
I’m sorry, my child.
I’m getting older.
When my knees get weaker, I hope you have the patience to help me get up.
Like how I used to help you while you were little, learning how to walk.
Please bear with me, when I keep repeating myself like a broken record, I hope you just keep listening to me.
Please don’t make fun of me, or get sick of listening to me.
Do you remember when you were little 'n you wanted a balloon? You repeated yourself over 'n over until you get what you wanted.
Please also pardon my smell. I smell like an old person.Please don’t force me to shower.
My body is weak.
Old people get sick easily when they’re cold. I hope I don’t gross you out.
Do you remember when you were little? I used to chase you around because you didn’t want to shower.
I hope you can be patient with me when I’m always cranky. It’s all part of getting old.
You’ll understand when you’re older.
'n if you have spare time, I hope we can talk even for a few minutes.
I’m always all by myself all the time, 'n have no one to talk to.
I know you’re busy with work.
Even if you’re not interested in my stories, please have time for me.
Do you remember when you were little? I used to listen to your stories about your teddy bear.
When the time comes, 'n I get ill 'n bedridden, I hope you have the patience to take care of me.
I’m sorry if I accidentally wet the bed or make a mess.
I hope you have the patience to take care of me during the last few moments of my life.
I’m not going to last much longer, anyway.
When the time of my death comes, I hope you hold my hand 'n give me strength to face death.
'n don’t worry..

When I finally meet our creator, I will whisper in his ear to bless you. Because you loved your Mom 'n Dad.
Thank you so much for your care.
We love you. ! ♥

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September 15, 2011

Rise in the presence of the aged, show respect for the elderly
and revere your God. I am the LORD.
-- Leviticus 19:32

In an age where respect is little known and even less practiced,
showing honor for those who are older is often overlooked. Yet in
this place, by the LORD's own word, showing respect for the elderly
ranks right up there with reverencing God. But then we shouldn't be
surprised, since God made honoring parents the very first
commandment (in the Ten Commandments -- Exodus 20) directed at our
relationship with others -- the first four commandments were
directed at our relationship with him!

Holy and Eternal God, thank you for my parents in the flesh and
in the faith. Please give those who have been my spiritual mentors
a special blessing. Without their guidance, I'm not sure where I
would have ended up. Help me as I grow older to not only mature,
but to also gain the character that will be needed by those whom
you have placed before me to influence. May we, young and old
alike, restore dignity and respect to our relationships before you
in our generation. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Monday, August 29, 2011


August 29, 2011VERSE:
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you
will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not
life more important than food, and the body more important than
-- Matthew 6:25

Worries are many and they all seem to crowd in around bill time,
don't they. Jesus reminded us that life is more than food or
clothes. The real question is whether we can live like life is more
than food and clothing. We get deceived so easily, like Esau who
sold his birthright for a bowl of soup. Let's not sell out what is
precious for the allure of what will most likely end in difficulty
and entanglements or at the very least doesn't have eternal value.

Generous Father, banish fear and selfishness from my heart. I
know you have already provided the most incredible gift of all
time. Please help me pursue you and your will and not the things
that choke out your presence in my life. In Jesus' name I pray.

Friday, July 29, 2011

My Prayer

Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God,
till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who
are to come.
-- Psalm 71:18


In the beautiful hymn entitled, "O Sacred Head," the final verse
ends with this plea: "Lord, let me never, never, outlive my love to
thee." To this sentiment we want to add one other: "Lord, let me
never, never, die until the next generation knoweth thee!"


Lord God Almighty, the great I AM, help me and those in my
generation to pass on an appreciation of your power and glory to
those who come after us. Bless your Church's future with many more
continuous generations of faith after me or until that day you send
your Son to bring your people home. In the name of my coming Lord,
Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

Monday, April 11, 2011

'Memories of Grandma's House'

Remembering the hours at Grandma's house
Is such a pleasure for me,
To hear Mom say "yes, you can go"
Was all that I would need.

Grandma quarreled at my bare feet
Walking on her cold floor,
She'd say 'you'll catch your death'
I'd just politely ignore.

We'd walk out to the garden and pick tomatoes,
beans, cucumbers and such,
It was fun to eat at Grandma's house
She seemed to have so much.

The chicken pen was one of my favorites
To count and gather eggs,
Stepping around each little chick
Scared they'd peck my leg.

The pigs were my very favorite
As you can probably see,
I have them scattered through out my house
They hold sweet memories for me.

I did get to drive the tractor once
When I was really small,
Uncle Bob sat me in front of him
And Boy! Did I feel tall!

The swing, the trees, the coal shed of kittens
Bring back memories to me,
Grandpa letting me get the mail
Those days were special you see.

I still go back in my mind's eye
'Memories' how they rush,
One that isn't as sweet as the others
Is the toilet that didn't flush.

Love, Sharon '1987' (Edited in 1996)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mysterious Leg Problem

The patient said, "Doc, you must check my leg. Something's

wrong. Just put your ear up to my thigh, and you'll hear

it!" The doctor cautiously placed his ear to the man's thigh

and heard, "Give me $10! I'm desperate! I need $10!"

"I've never seen or heard anything like this before! How

long has this been going on?" the doctor asked.

"That's nothing, Doc. Put your ear to my knee." The doctor

put his ear to the man's knee and heard it say, "Please! I

really need $5! Just $5! Please! I'm desperate!"

The doctor was truly dumbfounded. "Sir, I really don't know

what to tell you. I've never seen anything like this."

"Wait, Doc, that's not all of it. There's more. Just put

your ear down on my ankle," the man urged him. The doctor

did as the man said and was amazed to hear his ankle plead,

"Please, I just need $20! Please lend me $20, please! I am

really desperate!"

"I have no idea what to tell you. There's nothing about it

in any of my books," the doctor said as he frantically

searched all his medical reference books. "However, I can

make a well-educated guess. Based on life and all my

previous experiences, I can tell you with some certainty

that your leg seems to be broke in three places."

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Playing the game of SORRY

The funny part about this picture is Hannah (left) was losing and Gabbie (right) was winning.
They didn't know all the rules so Gabbie kept putting Hannah back :-)
When I would do that I would feel so bad..and Hannah said it's ok I don't mind..the lil sweetie.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Newest Hobby

My newest hobby is an old one.  I made Mom a new crocheted lap robe
for in the nursing home.  The picture doesn't show the true color.  It is
I am working on her a lighter weight one now.  Picture coming soon.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Sister Carol & I got to be together for Thanksgiving. 2010

Rick & I were in TN and got to share her
Thanksgiving meal she planned for her family.
(well us ha)
Then we brought her back to OH and she was here for our's..
Got to bring Mom from the Nursing Home so Dad got to come.
Aunt Mary was here too and all the kids and grandkids.
Had a great day with singing, laughing and eating.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

In God We Trust (You might be a Redneck)

We have enjoyed the redneck jokes for years. It's time to

Take a reflective look at the core beliefs of a culture that 
Values home, family, country and God. If I had to stand
Before a dozen terrorists who threaten my life, I'd
Choose a half dozen or so rednecks to back me up.
Tire irons, squirrel guns and grit -- that's what rednecks are
Made of. I hope I am one of those. If you feel the
Same, pass this on to your redneck friends.
Y'all know who ya are.

You might be a redneck if: It never occurred to you to
Be offended by the phrase, 'One nation, under God..'

You might be a redneck if: You've never protested about seeing
The 10 Commandments posted in public places.

You might be a redneck if: You still say ' Christmas'
Instead of 'Winter Festival.'

You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when
Someone prays.

You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your
Hand over your heart when they play the National Anthem

You might be a redneck if: You treat our armed forces
Veterans with great respect, and always have.

You might be a redneck if: You've never burned an
American flag, nor intend to.

You might be a redneck if: You know what you believe
And you aren't afraid to say so, no matter who is listening.

You might be a redneck if: You respect your elders and
Raised your kids to do the same.

You might be a redneck if: You'd give your last dollar to
A friend.

If you got this email from me, it is because I believe that
You, like me, have just enough Red Neck in you to have the
Same beliefs as those talked about in this email.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

2010 Zoo & Zoombezi Bay

We had a wonderful time at the Zoo and Zoombezi Bay this summer.
Jim's work (USY) gave discount tickets, served lunch and much more.
Jimmy isn't in the pic because he ran off with a cousin..
We had friends that went too.  A lot of walking, sun and fun!!
We will have to make this a yearly event!

Is that Taylor's feet sticking up in the air?? :-))

Monday, June 28, 2010


Where is the summer going?
It is almost July and I haven't even bought flowers or tomato plants.
I think we get so bogged down with life we forget to enjoy it.
I am determined to smell the roses, enjoy my family and enjoy the gifts of life.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day

In Florida, an atheist created a case against the upcoming

Easter and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring

a discrimination case against Christians, Jews, and

observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was

unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the

passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his

gavel declaring, "Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood, objecting to the ruling and

saying, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case?

The Christians have Christmas, Easter, and others. The Jews

have Passover, Yom Kippur, and Hanukkah, yet my client and

all other atheists have no such holidays."

The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do.

Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special

observance or holiday for atheists."

The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fool's

Day. Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there

is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court that if

your client says there is no God, then he is a fool.

Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned."

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Enjoying Bryce (Heather and Joey's baby)

Mom enjoying her great grandson, Bryce.

He is growing up so fast.  He loves his Mommy.
Grandma Becky got him to sleep when
he was too tired to play.
It was so nice seeing him and visiting
with Heather & Becky.
He smiles and laughs a lot.
I love my family.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Dangerous Criminal

One night, a lady stumbled into the police station with a
black eye. She claimed she heard a noise in her back yard
and went to investigate. The next thing she knew, she was
hit in the eye and knocked out cold.

An officer was sent to her house to investigate, and he
returned 1-1/2 hours later with a black eye.

"Did you get hit by the same person?" his captain asked.
"No," he replied. "I stepped on the same rake."

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Feb Snow 2010

We have more snow coming in
 today and tomorrow.
(Feb.9 & 10)

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Today at Church

Pic of Dad and Me today at Church.