Thursday, February 28, 2013


The grand babies are continuing to grow and change. We had such a wonderful time. There was lots of help to open presents. Miss H was extremely happy

Saturday, February 23, 2013


As I was waiting for a break in the snow so I could shovel my front walkway I made some lunch. Spring has not arrived here in Minnesota and will not before March 20 . It is usually even later than that. I am waiting to do Spring decorating until April. I decided to embrace Winter and make some comfort food on this cold snowy day. Grilled Tuna sandwich with a twist. I started with a basic tuna salad with only pickles added besides the mayo of course. When I do this I will use celery seed and onion powder in place of the real vegetables. For this sandwich I used an Oatmeal bread then added some slice tomato, sharp cheddar Tillamook cheese and the Tuna. I grilled it on a cast iron skillet . I love cast iron for grilling, frying and many other things. It was delicious. I love to experiment with different breads and fillings. A new comfort food in my house... Now.. What should I call it? Tuna Melt surprise?

Friday, February 22, 2013


I beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love. Make ever effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace. For there is one body and one Spirit, just as you have been created to one glorious hope for the future. There is one Lord, one faith one baptiism, and one God and Father, who is over all and in all and living through all. However, he has given each one of us a special gift through the generosity of Christ.
 Ephesians 4 

As we journey through this life we encounter many types of people. Wether they be strangers, friends, family or neighbors we must try to maintain our obedience to God in how we treat others. Have you ever come across someone who knows it all? Maybe someone who puts themselves first? Even someone who says one thing but does another? These are the times when our TRUE faith can be a testimony to others. So many "christians" I have had pass through my life have knowledge of christian living but when difficult times come they seem to lack the deep roots that one needs to really be an example of what the Bible says we should be.... I am determined not to be one of these. I don't want to find myself unaccepting of others because they are not exactly like me. I have been working hard on this and what my expectations might be but accepting what God has for me and others even when it is different....I have stepped out of the box and let God use me.
When we all come to a unity in our faith and knowledge  of God's son we will then be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. Then we will no longer be immature like children. We won't be tossed and blown about by evey wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. Instead we will speak the truth in LOVE, growing in every way more and more like Christ, who is the head of the body, the church. He makes the whole body fit perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.
Ephesians 4
I have been reflecting on my own life and being convicted to share Gods love. You never know who will be blessed by a simple kindness, a simple word of encouragement, or just taking sometime with someone who is having a hard time. We get so busy with our lives doing what we think God wants but we must remember to take time to listen to God. We must gaurd our thoughts and our tounge. There is a song I play for my grandchildren about the tounge and how it cuts like a knife it is from Go to the Ants tape my kids had when they were little it is a great reminder. We cannot change people only God can but we must be resposible for the words that come out of our mouth, we can change us with Gods help.
~~~~As we journey through life may God bless and keep us all~~~~

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Miss H is 2 years old today. We will be having a party for her on Sunday. She is so excited to be a big girl. Some of her favorite things to do are follow her brother around and copy everything he does. She loves to wash dishes with grandma and help me bake. I think sometimes I have the smartest and cutest grandchildren but then every grandmother thinks that. They are growing up fast. I am looking forward to this journey And am trusting God to help me through.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


When I Think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to the Father, the Creator of everything in heaven and on earth. I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your HEART as you TRUST in him. Your ROOTS will grow down into God's love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God's people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Actions Speak louder then Words. May we live our life as God wants us to and not just talk like we will. It is simple we can have all the knowledge in our Head but until it reaches our Heart it will not manifest itself into our living life.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Just a little thought today.

As I was having my devotions this morning I came across these verses in Ephesians
4:22 since you heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from Him, 22. Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes .24. Put on your new nature, created to be like God, -- truly righteous and holy.
26. And don't sin by letting anger control you. Don't let the sun go down while your still angry, 27. For anger gives a foothold to the devil.
29.....let EVERYTHING you say be good and helpful, so that the words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
31. Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types if evil behavior.32. Instead be kind to each other, tender hearted forgiving one another, just as God through Jesus Christ has forgiven you.
Lets be imitators of God!

Saturday, February 16, 2013


Master H came to Grammys for an overnight visit. I have been gone the last few months taking care of my dad and the passing of both my parents. It has been very difficult for the Minnesota grandchildren. They don't understand why Grammy has to be gone so long. I came home for a week and then had to return after my dad got worse and of course his funeral. When I returned it was time to get ready for Grandpas birthday and the overnight visits that were promised on my return. The grand kids love to bake so Master H and I made grandpa a birthday cake , yellow, with chocolate frosting. Here are a few pictures of the tasting process. Master H enjoyed some outdoor time with grandpa. We have 3 feet of snow. He also tried to walk in grandpas shoes. The next week Miss E came for her overnight. She got sick so we will have to do it again soon.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Happy Birthday Dad!
You have been gone almost a month now but the pain is still deep of losing you. I know you are happy with the Lord in heaven and you no longer suffer, that brings me a little comfort. I find myself wanting to call you today to find out what you will be doing for your birthday, but I can't. It will be awhile, for me, before I can get use to you being gone.I am so thankful for thhose last months we had together. I got to know you so much better. Those moments we shared and the things you said were so special to me. You did the best you could and I will be forever grateful. I love you and I miss you.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


The Footprints Prayer is an inspirational poem about having faith in God. Also known as
"Footprints in the Sand", this prayer shows how God is always with us, especially in times of need.
The Footprints Prayer
One night I had a dream..
I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord, and
Across the sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand;
One belonged to me, and the other to the Lord.
When the last scene of my life flashed before us,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that many times along the path of my life,
There was only one set of footprints.
I also noticed that it happened at the very lowest
and saddest times in my life
This really bothered me, and I questioned the Lord about it.
"Lord, you said that once I decided to follow you,
You would walk with me all the way;
But I have noticed that during the
most troublesome times in my life,
There is only one set of footprints.
I don't understand why in times when I
needed you most, you should leave me."
The Lord replied, "My precious, precious
child. I love you, and I would never,
never leave you during your times of
trial and suffering.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
This was a favorite of my dads. I read it at his memorial service. He had many challenges in his life and remained faithful to God and his family. I believe he found comfort in knowing
God remained faithful to him even when he felt alone.
It has also brought me great comfort knowing that even when people who you think you can count on, fail you, there is always God who never fails you . He accepts you as you are and stays with you no matter what choices you make as long as you keep your heart open to his calling. You dont have to earn His favor in order to be part of His family. He will never leave us or forsake us.
As my father said in the last months of his life while I was caring for him..".Alice I wouldn't want you any other way than to be yourself."We had some great times in those moments just the two of us
those "memories" will last me a lifetime..