Friday, November 11, 2016


We would like to thank all of the men and women who have given so much and sacrificed their lives for our freedom!
We are forever grateful to you...
May God bless you all!
"Greater love hath no man than this...
that a man lay down his life for his friend."
~John 15:13~

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


Rooted and built up
in him,
and stablished in the faith,
as ye have been taught,
abounding therein with
 ~Colossians 2:7
What are you thanking him for today~

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving.... our Canadian friends as you celebrate Thanksgiving day!
We had a Thanksgiving dinner tonight to celebrate with you!
We love you all!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

She Graces Her Home In God's Beauty: Leaving A Legacy~

Please take a moment to go and visit Mrs. Debbie...
she has a lovely post on today about her sweet Dad's life and
 his legacy. Along with the thought and question of 
"what will we leave behind us"?
It really blessed, encouraged & challenged us...
and we pray it will do the same for you!
Enjoy your visit...and have a happy Thursday!
 {please click the link below}
 "The greatest legacy one can pass on to  one's children and grandchildren is not money or other material things accumulated in..."

Many Blessings~

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mothers Day // 2016

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God could not be in every place
With loving hands to help erase
The teardrops from each baby's face,
And so He thought of mother.

He could not send us here alone...

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And leave us to a fate unknown;
Without providing for His own,
The outstretched arms of mother.

God could not watch us night and day
And kneel beside our crib...
Or kiss our little aches away;
                              And so He sent us mother.

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                                 And when our childhood days began,
                                  He simply could not take command.
                                  That's why He placed our tiny hand
                                             Securely into mother's.

The days of youth slipped quickly by,
Life's sun rose higher in the sky.
Full grown were we, yet ever nigh
To love us still, was mother.
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And when life's span of years shall end,
I know that God will gladly send,
To welcome home her child again,
That ever-faithful mother.
We love you so much, Mom!
Your 8 Blessings
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mothers day 2016


Friday, March 11, 2016

c e l e b r a t i n g

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Enjoying the sunshine....and celebrating our Mom's birthday today.

(a day late.)

Is there even a way to describe the love and influence a Mom has on her husband and children? Thank you Mom, for serving the Lord and being the wonderful example that you are!

We are all blessed beyond measure!

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

6 years...

This morning I look back and say "how can it be 6 years"? To me it there are days it is just not even real yet, days that it seems longer, days it seems like yesterday.
It still is hard, it hurts. I still have your number in my phone, so if as to call you on a recipe, tell you what my latest sewing/craft venture is! Smile
The thing is I so can remember you saying "as you get older...(ahem) Lori I mean, mature in age, you will see how life begins to look, shorter days, time moving  quickly and years shorter". Okay....I am thinking this is so true.... so much to tell you, the children are so much bigger, older, taller, mature, Jodi finally looks maybe 40, still has clear sparkly eyes that tell much with her saying nothing (still call her bob) smile I think Lisa and I "always" will (forever)....I yes am happy to say her quilt is done and getting used! I am so thankful that Dad is well after open heart surgery, we are all well, Lisa is still doing what she does {smile} and yes, Rob will turn a mature I hear motorcycle ride coming for him? Cougar still spoiled ...........we, continue to do lots of ministry, the boys are all "young men" life keeps moving, moving and waits for no one! Home's still in the process (always) ...camping still happening.... The thing is there are always the holes there of the loved ones that have gone on before us, we still shed tears, laugh at stories and remember the "time when, this, that, etc" the thing is....
yes, I am thankful for the time we had, wish we'd have had so much more, God chose the day the time and we must always give thanks.... I am learning now so much from your leaving and yes, Jackie'O sister of mine...forever I will miss you, for ever I thank God for what we had and for you!
I love and miss you today and always.....................
....I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
~Philippians 1:3

Friday, February 26, 2016

Morning has Broken

Yesterday morning when my sweet youngest son came down he started singing this....
He said "this was in my head singing"? He has heard it by someone else....?
(we don't listen to this artist?)
Sweet how children think, blessed me!
Have a blessed day and remember to thank God for the new morning!

Friday, February 12, 2016


John 15:9-13
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


1 John 4:17-21
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.


Monday, February 8, 2016

One who Reveres...

.........Psalm 128
128 Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways.
For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.
Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.
Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.


Monday, January 18, 2016

10,000 Reasons (favorite song)

Bless the Lord O my soul
O my soul
Worship His Holy name

Sing like never before
O my soul
I’ll worship Your Holy name
to everything there is a season
The sun comes up
It’s a new day dawning
It’s time to sing Your song again
Whatever may pass
And whatever lies before me
Let me be singing
When the evening comes
to everything there is a season
You’re rich in love
And You’re slow to anger
Your name is great
And Your heart is kind
For all Your goodness
I will keep on singing
Ten thousand reasons
For my heart to find

to everything there is a season
And on that day
When my strength is failing
The end draws near
And my time has come
Still my soul will
Sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years
And then forevermore
to everything there is a season
May you be blessed as much as I have from these words!
What is your favorite song?

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Sunday || Psalm 1

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~Psalm 1~
"Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish"
to everything there is a season
Many Blessings~
Maggie ♥

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hello 2016

Wow. It is hard to believe that we are already 5 days into our new year!
Since Dad's birthday is on New Year's day, we always have a grand party. The different foods are prepared. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is made. Excitement builds as we set the table and talk of the past year and what we hope God will do through us in the new year. Then we sit around the table and gather hands to lift our thanks to God.
As we sit around the table it is a humbling and beautiful sight. God has blessed our family so much and we  have a lot to be grateful for!
And...this year did not disappoint!
We actually celebrated on Sunday, as on New Year's Day
we were at our friends home! Smile...
So, after church we asked Dad to take Mom out for a lil-date. It was a way to get him out of the house, and what better way than doing something with his best friend!
 (party preparations went into high gear after that!) 
I was so busy...that unfortunately, I don't have any 'party prep' pictures. :(
Let me share some pictures from our night...

This was our table for this year! It has been fun to see the younger children step up and start doing things like this on their own....Sophie did the table!
We have so many great memories around that old wooden table...

We made something new this year...onion rings! We made one recipe for a "test round"...and we may or may not have made another test round...and another...:)
(yes, they were as good as they look!)
Along with that we had chips/taco dip, Polynesian meatballs, brownies, chocolate covered peanuts, pretzel/rolo candy treats, chex mix, and orange punch to drink!

When Dad & Mom arrived home it was so fun to see the surprised look on his  face!
Shortly after that, we ate together and then Dad opened his gifts....we headed into the living room where we read the Proverb of the day and started watching the movie on William Tyndale's life, "God's Outlaw"...the man who was martyred for translating the scriptures into the English language. Thank God for these heroic ones who were willing to lay down their lives for the cause of Christ!
And we ended our day with Dad praying (as he does every night) before we all go to bed.
I went to sleep that night with a full and grateful heart...
what a blessed way to start our new year.
As a one accord!
Thank you God, and thank you Dad for your Godly example to our family!

“And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them:”

Jeremiah 32:39


And of course, his favorite...
yellow cake with chocolate frosting! :)
How does your family spend the new year?