A Legacy of Praying Faith

I tenderly opened the journal, and its pages almost crumbled in my hands. It’s over 100 years old, after all!  And there I saw the handwriting that tells the owner’s name: Mabel Salsbury Dohm, my Father’s Mother. And I cried as I read her opening Scripture: “Here I am! I stand at the door and … Continue reading A Legacy of Praying Faith

New Word–Old Word

She seemed to be smiling all the time . . .   By the time I knew my Great Grandma Roth, she had lived a lifetime already. I heard all the stories from my Mom: how she felt that she was the Grandma who used to love pretty things, the Grandma who used to play … Continue reading New Word–Old Word

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 19

“When they saw the star, they were overjoyed.” Matthew 2:10Christmas morning comes bright and early to homes where little children live. No one has to tell those little ones to get excited, or to be joyful. Their eyes sparkle as they dance and twirl before the glittering gifts waiting to be opened. Our Father sent us … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 19

25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 13

“and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:2  The Wise Men: we all place the little statues of them carefully around the manger. But they were not there on the night He was born.  No, they came much … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas ~ Day 13

25 Days of Christmas~Day 7

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called  Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 This child, this tiny baby in the manger, He was given to all of us. What do we see when we look at this … Continue reading 25 Days of Christmas~Day 7


  ~~11 years~~ 11 years ago our daughter-in-law from Vietnam began the process to come here as the wife of our son. It took over 5 years and countless trips to the capitol city of Ho Chi Minh, to answer questions and be interviewed about their paperwork, before her Visa was finally approved to come … Continue reading Citzenship

Thanks be to God

Happy Thanksgiving to dear ones near and far!I have so many blessings for which to be THANKFUL,but the greatest of allis that THE GREATEST ONEhas come togive me life.  Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!2 Corinthians 9:15 I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the Lord. They will be my people, and … Continue reading Thanks be to God

A Friend of God

"When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God."Romans 5:6,11 If you were in a Church Service within the last 10 years, chances are you … Continue reading A Friend of God

Glory Reigns

 Glory Your Glory breaks thru the darkAnd my heart runs after YouWhen my eyes are opened hereHeaven's light is captured true.Leaves turn and Seasons changeThe dying falls from the skyBut in the seed of the broken fruitThe living gift will lie. --bgIn the  midst of grey days, when the sun finally decided to burst upon the … Continue reading Glory Reigns