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A family photo…

11 Jan

This past Christmas we were privileged, well 8 of us were privileged to sing in a choir directed by Miss Peggy on Christmas Eve at the Atwater Congregational Church in Atwater, Ohio…

While this is not our church, we have been attending hymn sings once a month on Thursday nights.  This church is 5 minutes from us and the people are so welcoming and sweet..coupled with the opportunity to sing hymns glorifying God and be in this beautiful historic church, it is soothing to the soul!

Back to Christmas Eve..I had Olivia bring her camera since we would all be in our choir attire and matching…hoping some obliging person would take a family photo of us!

Mr. W. from the choir knew that a talented, professional photographer was coming that night and he sent him home for his camera!  After the sweet service this dear man took our picture and here is how it came out..I am a mother to adults..they grow so fast!


Thank you Mr. Swanson for the lovely photo and thank you Mr. W. for arranging it for us ♥

Victoria made the guys ties and the little boys especially like to match their daddy and their big brothers!

So thankful to all for the picture and the opportunity to sing in a choir!!

Good Morning…

5 Mar

Good Morning can be taken many ways!

Today I woke up semi refreshed after many days of waking up not rested!  For whatever reason my sleep has not been enough to rest me.

So, on the tired mornings, Good Morning can be almost obnoxious, when I am tempted to answer grouchily, “what is good about this morning?”

But if I look at it from the view of the speaker, they are just greeting me with gladness, so I should be upset that they are happy to see me?

Yesterday, at church, the Sunday school lesson was on the book of James in the New Testament.  That was an encouraging study.  Reminding me of how much God cares how I use my tongue.  And that how I use my tongue is an indicator of my walk with Jesus.  Ouch!  (a good ouch!)

So many times Jesus says, to not fear, to be at peace, to rest.  I need to rest in His love for me and as He has loved me when I am unlovable, I need to extend that to others, my husband and children first!   It’s easy to be nice to people in public!  It’s too easy to not be nice to our family!

So, because He loves me.  Because He gave His life to save me from my sinful self. Because He is preparing a place for me and all His bride, it is a good morning!

Thank you for your free gift to us.  Help us to walk worthy of that gift! Amen!