Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Preaching = Pie

"And He said to them, " Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."
~Mark 16:15

This past Sunday,
our regular Pastor was away. 
 Mark, our son-in-law, 
was asked to do the honors and preach.
This was his first time to share the message.
Mark worked long and hard for days.
On top of all this,
 he  runs his own family business,
from home.

To celebrate his wonderful accomplishment,
the family came over after church 
to have some relaxing, family time.

I surprised Mark with a homemade
Blackberry pie.

 We have a thorn-less, Blackberry bush in our backyard.
It is just now, showing ripe berries.
With just enough for two pies!

 This all, who we could wrangle up,
 for the pie picture.
Baby Isaac, Kimmy, Ila May, Mark and Levi.
(missing is Lulu and Silas & Papa)
Well done Mark!!
click here to listen to his sermon on Personal Holiness 

"Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serve is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen"
~1 Peter 4:11~

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Penny Love #3

"Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and truth."
1 John 3:18

For several years now, I have been making
a Penny Love Jar for 
each grandchild.

A few years ago,
I found the book Penny Love  by Lisa Sours Hale.
While in the store, I read the whole book
and was in 
tears before I finished it.

Now, every time and each time,
I read this story, I cry!

I'm always asked by one of the grand kids 
before I read it to them,
"Are you going to cry?"
I say "NO", but then I do.

Click here to read more about this
charming book and why I cry when I read it.

Lulu has had, her jar for awhile.
Levi has his jar.
 Now, it's time 
for Ila May to get her 
Penny Love Jar.

The fun part is
they get to decorate their jar with stickers.

Ila May with her finished jar.
She even has some pennies!

"I love you too Grandma!"

I love you too,  Ila May!


Monday, July 11, 2016

Toes and Pine Cones

"But someone will say, 'You have faith and I have works', Show me your faith apart from your works and I will show you my faith by my works,"
James 2:18

Today, I have a mani/pedi from some 
special Spa Helpers,
Ila May and Lulu!

Their family has been learning what, 
why and how to serve others.
Lulu and Ila May came up with this ideas all by themselves,
To Serve Grammie-goo

What a special privileged to be the one chosen. 

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
John 13:34-35

I was pampered with iced water, 
flowers, a decorated 
bathroom, fresh towels,
 a spritz of perfume, 
by two of the cutest aestheticism, 
this side of the Mississippi!

I now have the most colorful fingers and toes.

And now for the Cones...

 We've been having troubles with
 our neighborhood cats,
using the front garden!
Not a pleasant way to greet guests.
 I read somewhere that pine cones will stop
the cats from walking in the garden.
I paid our grandchildren, a penny-a-cone.
Look how much they picked up.

When I came home the other day,
 this huge bag of pine cones
 was waiting at our door.

Our Mail Delivery Lady
 brought these to me.
A few weeks ago she asked me about
why I had cones in the garden.
She said she had pine trees and lots of cones
and would drop off some. 
Today, she did.
She left us a cute note in our mailbox.

I thanked Monica with a bouquet of roses and told her
that she will be "famous" because of her thoughtfulness.
 will go on my blog.
I let her know that I was going to blog about her.
She asked for the name of my blog.
So... Hi Monica!
 My garden is beautiful and the cones are working.

I love living in a small town. 
People like to help/serve others.

"So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially those who are of the household of faith."
Galatians 6:10

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