Friday, September 21, 2012


Thursday we headed out early in the morning to a grand-niece’s wedding {What? Surely my mind was not that confused!! We traveled FRIDAY! OK, back to reality}  Indeed, she is a GRAND niece and we pray this couple enjoys God’s blessings for decades to come. We will enjoy time with her Mom and her grandparents, too, so there are going to be very full days.

I won’t be taking my laptop, so I don’t know if I will be able to post more than a few photos/comments instead of full blogs of scripture readings. I always recommend: 1) get out your Bible and read it; 2) go to, always available for any reader; 3) download from and start a reading plan.

I want to share an item from my husband’s grandfather – an attachment to his will:
January 21, 1932:  To my dear family survivors; the greatest asset I can hand down to you is to commend you to the Lord Jesus Christ whom I have tried to serve from childhood. He is the only rock or foundation you can safely build or rely upon and you should love Him with all your might.
Family members have followed this advice for at least five generations from that writing. Just a short time compared to the generations since Jesus said to Nicodemus:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)

And a mere blink since God walked in the Garden with Adam.

I thank God for the family God has placed around us. Seeing the results of adoption in this life, the strength of love bonding people together is such a lovely picture of how we are adoptees in God’s family.

Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:5-6 KJV)

So we head off to increase the size of this family, adding to it in love as Christ explained:

And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. (Matthew 19:4-6 KJV)

May God’s will be accomplished and may this marriage be blessed by His presence, always.


  1. Hi Phyllis -

    I love what your husband's grandfather expressed. Precious indeed.

    Glad for your family addition. Bless the Lord indeed...


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