Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Spring is a heart full of hope and a shoe full of rain............

Monday, April 22, 2013


Transport a frosted cake with ease.  Strategically place marsh mellows on top of a frosted cake, then top with plastic wrap.  No more wrap stuck to the cake.

Our Side Yard

This is what our side yard looked like after all the rain we got last week.  Our creek overflowed into our pond and the water was up to our garage.  Our sump pump run about every 2-3 minutes.  We were very thankful that we didn't loose electricity during the thunderstorms that went through.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
                                                    William Allen White

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013


My extended family has had a very stressful few weeks.  My brothers grand-daughter Courtnie dead following the birth of her daughter.  On March 23 tiny Riley Jo was born.  Courtnie had a very normal pregnancy and a normal delivery.  A few hours later her blood pressure went very low and they found she was bleeding internally.  They rush her into surgery and stopped the bleeding.  The next thing they knew she had a blood clot in her lung.  They rushed her to Spectrum.  Sometime within that time she had a heart attack (with 50% of her heart damaged).  She was very ill for a few days and then seemed to be improving.  She even was able to spend some time with her newborn and her  year and half old son, Gabe.  The family was beginning to think she would probably be home by the weekend.  However, on April 2 her blood pressure went very low and she died. The family is devastated.  Her husband is left with  newborn Riley and little Gabe.  Mike is a new Christian who found Christ after he was married to Courtnie.  He has a wonderful testimony of God's saving Grace. But what an tremendous job he has ahead of him to raise these two little kids, by himself

He is a member of our church as well as Courtnie's parents and family.  The church family has been very supportive of them all; holding them up with our prayers and support.  It has affected our church family as well.  I am so thankful they all belong to a caring church.

Our pastor preached on How is God Good when Tragedy Strikes.  He used the story of Job as an example.

 God's response to tragedy is THE CROSS.  God's answer to tragedy is the EMPTY TOMB.

Romans 12: 15  Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.  Live in harmony with one another.