Monday, August 29, 2011


Monday, August 29, 2011

I have one question for you today.  What would you like to be doing ten years from now?
Send me an email with your answer or write a comment.  Optional  

My answer is:  The same thing I'm doing now.
At my age I would love to be able to do the same things ten years from now.

Thought for the Day!
In the silence of the heart, God
speaks and you have to listen.
Then in the fullness of your heart,
because it is full of God, full of
love, full of compassion, full of
faith, your mouth will speak.

Love, grandma

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Sunday, August 28, 2011
Very quiet day.  When they say Sunday is a day of rest I literally have a day of rest.  Went to church this morning, a little nap, a little quilting and very quick and easy meals.  "I Love Sundays"
Thought for the Day!
Both humility and prayer grow
from an ear, mind, and tongue
that have lived in silence with
God, for in the silence of the
heart God speaks.
Love, grandma

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Great Day

Saturday, August 27, 2011
What a wonderful afternoon we had with Erica and Isaac.  They went to Nelson Ledges this morning and came for lunch at our house.  We enjoyed great conversation with them.  It was fun hearing about the life of a law student in school.  I know there will be a couple of pretty smart lawyers that will graduate from Case Western in a couple of years.  It was fun hearing about their hobby of cooking.  No doubt they will be very popular among their friends wanting to sample some of their creative ideas in the recipe world. 
It was a gorgeous day weather wise.  There was a car and bike show in Windham at the Renaissance Family Center this afternoon.  Grandma went to help support this benefit because the RFC is a wonderful place for families to come for different events like the car show.  They have after school programs to help kids with their school work and a weight room or gym to play various games.  This is all run by volunteers.  Last night they had 80 kids come in after the football game to hang out and have snacks.  Pool tables and other games have been donated for this purpose.  I should mention that the RFC was a fairly new former elementary school building that went up for auction and is perfect for just this purpose. 
Thought for the Day!
The time we spend in having
our daily audience with God is
the most precious part of the
whole day.
Love, grandma

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011
Today proved to be very eventful.  When Grandpa got up this morning before daylight he went out to get the morning paper.  There was a tree in the road that came down from the village property right next to our line.  The fire department came and cut and removed it off the road.  When daylight came Grandpa looked out our big window in the kitchen and seen where we lost a Hugh part of our big maple tree from the storm.  The photos are of the tree.
We planned to go to the Randolph Fair this morning and started out down the road.  There was a large garbage truck facing us and an Amish buggy in front of us.  The garbage truck started up and spooked the horse.  The horse reared up and turned toward the ditch and that's where he and part of the buggy ended up.  Grandpa put the flashers on the car to warn traffic.  The driver of the garbage truck got out and helped the Amish man get the horse and buggy out of the ditch.  Grandpa stopped to thank the man for his help and fortunately he said he grew up around horses and been with them all his life.
We  went on our way to the Fair.  It's been years since we have gone and it was a beautiful day to go.  We enjoyed seeing all our favorite things then left to come home around noon.  We stopped for lunch at McDonalds, (we had coupons) and then shopped at Marc's in Ravenna.
When we came home Grandpa went to get the mail and we had an invitation to an Old-Fashioned Timber Frame Barn Raising gathering on Sept. 10th.  Raising starts at 8 A.M. and lunch will be provided.  The people having it are located up at the other end of Brosius Road.  Grandpa and I have been friends with them for at least 10 years.  They bring us homemade jelly and cookies at Christmas time.  It could be very interesting if we should go.
Yep!  We had a pretty eventful day.
Thought for the Day!
Love begins at home.  Everything
depends on how we love each other.
Do not be afraid to love until it
hurts, for this is how Jesus loved.
Love, grandma 

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Visit

Monday, August 22, 2011
Received a phone call this evening from Erica and she and Isaac will be going to Nelson Ledges this Saturday and are planning to stop by for a visit.  We are totally looking forward to seeing them before their classes start up next week. 
Grandpa found a recipe in an Amish cookbook for Zucchini cupcakes he wanted me to try.  He shopped yesterday for ingredients we didn't have so we could make the cupcakes today.  Actually they weren't to bad.  They called for a Carmel frosting which I thought might be a little rich so I made a cream cheese frosting. 
Yesterday at church my friend brought me a Hugh bouquet of gladiolas from her garden.  They are breath taking beautiful.  Also some of the people who farm bring their extra produce to the church for us to take home.  That's where I got my HUMONGOUS Zucchini for the cupcakes.  So, I had my bible, flowers and the humongous Zucchini in my arms and had to drive home.  Lets just say I made but I won't go into details how.
Thought for the day:
Our holy faith is nothing but a
gospel of love, revealing to us God's
love for men and claiming in return
man's love for God.  We must spread
God's love on earth if we want to
make souls repent wholeheartedly for
sin, to strengthen them in temptation,
and to increase their generosity and
their desire to suffer for Christ.
Love, grandma

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Little Child

Sunday, August 21, 2011
It's wonderful to share good news and that is what I have for you tonight.  Steve called and gave us the news that Bob and Alyssa are going to have a baby girl.  Congratulations to their family!
(Alyssa is our son, Steve's, oldest daughter.)
When Bob, Alyssa and Kiersten were here in August they had been given baby clothes from Bob's sister and if I remember right I believe they were baby girl clothes.  Sweeeet!
Thought for the Day!
"Unless you become like a little
child, you cannot enter into
heaven."  And what is being a little
child?  It is having a clean heart, a
pure heart, a heart that holds Jesus,
a heart that can say again and
again, "Jesus in my heart, I believe
in your tender love for me.  I love you."
Love, grandma

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Family Photo's

Saturday, August 20, 2011
Grandpa was sitting in his favorite chair in the dining room looking at the wall of family pictures today.  I didn't want to interrupt his train of thought but he soon shared it with me as I'm going to share with you.  He said "We have a pretty good family.  All the grandkids seem to be doing very well with their lives" .  Then he said something special about each one.  I just thought you might like to know how Grandpa and of course Grandma feels.
Thought for the Day:
We must know that we have
been created for greater things, not
just to be a number in the world,
not just to go for diplomas and
degrees, this work and that work.
We have been created in order to love
and to be loved.
Love, grandma

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wonderful Evening

Friday, August 19, 2011
What a wonderful evening we had tonight.  Kathy called and invited us for supper at their house because it was Kyle and Kasey's last day at home before going back to school.  The meal was delicious and great conversation with everyone.  Even Micah was part of the entertainment.  He certainly has grown since we saw him last and I think he still remembered us.  Speaking of entertainment we had the honor being at a piano recital in the Grubbs home with Kyle playing two beautiful pieces and Tori playing one she composed.  Thank you!
Thought For The Day!
Love is not something that
fossilizes, but something that lives.
Works of love, and declaring love,
is the way to peace.  And where does
 this love begin?-----right in
our hearts.
Love, grandma

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Thursday, August 18, 2011
Grandpa and I had a wonderful day of being and working together.  Can't give you much news but I can give you the thought for the day.
Today let us recall the LOVE of
God for you and for me.  His LOVE
 is so tender.  His LOVE is so great, so
real, so living that Jesus came just
to teach us that ---how to LOVE.
Love, grandma

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Well Grandma is up and running again.  I was able to send out but not receive email.  I checked with my neighbor who has the same server and she was having the same problem.  This morning everything was working like it should.
Many are getting ready to go back to high school and college.  Work hard and have a great year!  Grandma will be praying for you all.
This message is for Micah.  Micah, how are you getting along with your new fence?  Can't wait to see how much you have grown since we have seen you.  Are you planning on going to school or are you going to be home schooled? 
Went to a tupperware party last night and had the best time.  I won the door prize, they replaced my 50 year old two quart measuring pitcher and what I ordered was on sale half price.  Whew Whoooo!  Oh yes, had wonderful snacks to boot.
Something to think about:
There is NO LIMIT to God's love.  It is without measure and its depth connot be sounded.
Love, grandma

Monday, August 15, 2011


Monday August 15, 2011
I finished reading the book I borrowed from a friend called "Prayer" by Philip Yancey.  It's an excellent read but one you can't just buzz through.  The author illustrated many different kinds of prayer from different people and the last one I read I am claiming for myself.  You may join me if you like.
O gracious and holy Father,
give us wisdom to perceive Thee,
Intelligence to understand Thee,
diligence to seek Thee,
patience to wait for Thee,
eyes to behold Thee,
a heart to meditate upon Thee,
and a life to proclaim Thee;
through the power of the Spirit
of Jesus Christ our Lord.
Love, grandma

Sunday, August 14, 2011


Sunday, August 14, 2011
Grandpa and I watched the play off in the golf tournament this evening.  It was pretty exciting!  I shut the TV off and decided I would like to read my book in the quietness of the night.  Well, Grandpa had the TV on pretty loud in the bedroom watching his show.  I didn't want to tell him to turn it down because I knew he was enjoying the country music.  Someone was having a party in the neighborhood playing loud music and all I could hear was BOOM BOOM BOOM coming through the walls.  I was getting a little frustrated so I found a towel lying on the table next to me and wrapped it around my head to keep out the noise.  Success!  I was able to read in the quietness of the night.
Love, grandma

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Saturday, August 13, 2011
Grandpa and I went to the car show in Garrettsville this evening.  It was a beautiful night and we saw a few friends we haven't seen for awhile.  The cars were amazing and were real classics.  We didn't see Grandpa's old 1950 Chevy he sold but it was fun anyway.  Of course we went and got our hot fudge sundae's at McDonalds and brought them home to watch the Browns and Green Bay play then flipping the channel to see MN twins and Cleveland Indians.
This video was sent to me today from a very good friend and I want to share it with you because I really care and love each and everyone of you.  Any one who is driving or learning to drive or is riding with someone who text while driving should really watch this video.  It's pretty emotional but please take the time to watch this 10 minute video.
Subject: Message on texting and driving

Love, grandma

Friday, August 12, 2011

Count Your Blessings

Friday, August 12, 2011
Last nights post with the question What would God ask you had me do a lot of thinking.  I hope it did for you also.  I'm not sure I came up with an answer but it sure made me think a lot about some decisions I could be making.  Sorry, those are personal thoughts.
Today, I just couldn't understand why I was being blessed beyond my imagination.  I certainly didn't deserve all that was laid out for me but I sure did appreciate this whole wonderful day.  If I shared everything it would seem like I'm boasting so I'm just going to remain with a thankful heart.  I will share one thing and that's our little 11 year old Amish girl came this evening with a dozen of homemade still warm cookies and zucchini bread that her Mom just baked.  Grandpa and I just had to have one of those cookies and we plan on having the zucchini bread for breakfast.
My question to you tonight is Have You Counted Your Blessings Today?  You might be surprised.
Love, grandma

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Thursday, August 11, 2011
If you can ask God for one thing what would it be?
What would God ask you?
Love, grandma

Sunday, August 7, 2011


Chris, Aaron, Steve, Tracy, Jessica, Alyssa , Samantha
(Steve Sons)                      (Steve's Daughters) Tracy's Dtr.
Psalm 8
O Lord, our Lord,
how majectic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
From the lips of children and infants
you have ordained praise
because of your enemies,
to silence the foe and the avenger.
When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and
Your made him ruler over the works of
your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all
the earth!
Love, grandma