Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Linda

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.  1 John 4:12

Happy Birthday Linda!  Today you would have been a young 70 years of age and I would love to be able to give you a great big birthday hug. So sweet sister I am sending lots of hugs your way for you to share with all our loved ones that are celebrating with you today.

Love you and miss you every day,

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Happy Birthday Daddy

Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.  Ephesians 4:2

Today is my Daddy's "94th" Birthday.
The last birthday I got to celebrate with my Daddy was in 1999 with all the family gathered at our place in Lancaster.  We had a grand time celebrating him, not only his birthday but the fact that he was going to be living with my sweetie and I for a while.  In 2000 Daddy decided to move back to Arkansas where his sisters and brothers lived.  We would talk on the phone as often as possible but it wasn't the same as being with him.  In 2004 God called my Daddy home.  So in 2005 my Daddy starting celebrating his birthday in heaven with my Mom and all the other loved ones that had gone to their heavenly home. 

Happy Birthday Daddy and give Mom a hug for me.  Love you and miss you two everyday.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Happy Birthday Baby Girl

But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God.” 
John 3:21

Oh Happy Birthday to you, Oh Happy Birthday to you
Every day of the year may you find Jesus near
Oh Happy Birthday to you and the best one you've ever had.

Today my beautiful daughter celebrated her birthday but I celebrate her as the greatest gift given to me by God.  He placed this sweet little baby girl in my arms forty-nine years ago, for me to love and cherish.  All it took was one look at this precious bundle of joy for her to steal my heart.  I will be forever grateful that He chose me to be her Momma.  Thank you Father God for blessing my life with this beautiful young lady. 

I love you to the moon and back baby girl,

Monday, January 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Son

It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.  1 Corinthians 1:30

Stephen today is the day we celebrate you.  Our wish for you today son is that your day be filled with love, joy, peace, laughter and sunshine as you celebrate your life.

Mom & Dad

Friday, January 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Momma

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6

Momma today you are celebrating your 90th birthday, sitting around God's banqueting table, in heaven with all our loved ones.  Give everyone a hug for me, love you and miss you bunches and bunches of bunches.....

Friday, August 19, 2016


And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.
Ephesians 3:17, 18

Oh the deep love of God has not bottom and it is for eternity.  No matter how far we may roam from Him that love still abides for us.  When we have reached that point in our life where we having nothing and no one to turn to but God, He will be standing there with arms wide open to welcome you back as you surrender to His plan for your life.

Father God thank you for always being there for me.  There are times I know that I was the one that moved from you as I thought the plans I had were much better for my life.  Father God thank you for Your forgiveness when I ignore that still small inner voice telling met to stop, pray, and listen to what You have to say to me.  Father God help me to always walk in the Sonshine by setting an example wherever I am.  Amen

Joy Unspeakable
by Barney E. Warren, 1900

I have found His grace is all complete,
He supplieth every need;
While I sit and learn at Jesus' feet,
I am free, yes, free indeed.

It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,
Full of glory, full of glory,
It is joy unspeakable and full of glory,
Oh, the half has never yet been told.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

She's On Her Way...

I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream.
Isaiah 66:12

This morning our sweet granddaughter began a new chapter in her life as she headed out with her Mom and Dad on their way to Utah State University.  Where has the time gone as it seems like only yesterday that her Mom and Dad held her for the first time.  Over the years she has bloomed into a remarkable young lady.  She sets goals for herself, works hard and pushes herself to attain those goals.  Awbrey you have this and you are going to do accomplish so many marvelous things as you trust in your Heavenly Father.  Lean into His strength, His guidance as you walk the path He has set before you.  We will miss you but Papa and I are already talking about a road trip to Utah. 
Love you Toodlebug....

Father God I ask for a special blessing on our sweet granddaughter as she begins this chapter of her life.  Father God let Your sweet spirit surround her with a protective hedge and let everyone she meets see Your Son, Jesus Christ, living in her.  Father God I ask that you bless them with travel mercy today as they drive to Utah and this next week be an adventure for them.  Father God let Your peace fall on Marianne and Stephen as they prepare to leave their baby girl and return home.  Father God thank you for the blessing of finances that enables Awbrey to attend this college as she strives to attain the goals she has set.  Thank you Father God for Your grace and mercy that are new to us each morning.  Amen

Like A River Glorious
by Frances R. Havergal, 1876

Like a river glorious, is God's perfect peace,
Over all victorious, in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth, fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it growth, deeper all the way.

Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest
Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.