Monday, September 26, 2011


Monday, September 26, 2011
Here we are again on Monday.  Love those Mondays!  I just love it when a day goes by and you know it was a productive day in serving the Lord and accomplishing work that you never have time for.
Thought for the Day!
Don't search for Jesus in far lands---he is not there.  He is close
to you; he is with you.  Just keep
the lamp burning and you will
always see him.  Keep on filling the
lamp with all these little drops of
love, and you will see how sweet is the
Lord you love.
Love, grandma

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Bus Trip

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Grandma was gone all day yesterday as I had an opportunity to take a bus trip to a large quilt show in Chautauqua, NY.  I left the house at 5:45 a.m. and returned home just before 9:00 p.m.  The gals I went with were Ruth Sheehan, Judy Toth, Barb Beijer and Peggy Bunner.  Peggy lives on Brosius road and I have never met her.  Can you believe that?  Kathy had told me her friend, Mim, was doing the same bus trip and maybe I would see her.  Well as it turned out Mim came on our bus and stopped and asked if the open seat was taken.  We said no and she said "My name is Mim".  I couldn't believe it.  So Mim was a part of our group for the whole trip.  Barb and Peggy went their own way at the quilt show and Mim was with Ruth, Judy and myself.  We had such a nice time and I have a new friend.
Today, Tori was Baptized at her church this morning.  Grandpa and I watched it on our computer since it was live streamed.  It was beautiful and if you get a chance ask Tori about her decision.  Congratulations Tori!
Today is John and Deb's Anniversary.  Looking forward to hearing how they spent their weekend.
Thought for the Day!
Jesus could have died as a king
and he could have risen from the
dead as a king.  He chose poverty
because he knew in his infinite
knowledge and wisdom that it is
the real means of possessing God, of
bringing his love down to this earth.
Love, grandma

Friday, September 23, 2011

Friday, September 23, 2011,
This is a special day.  It will only happen once and today is the day you will be 23 on the 23rd.
Thought for the Day!
Make us worthy, Lord, to serve
our brothers and sisters scattered
throughout the entire world, who
live and die in poverty and
hunger.  Through the service of
our hands, give them their daily
bread; and by our understanding
love, give them peace and joy.
Love, grandma

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Night Movie

Friday, September 16, 2011
Sometimes you can look for something to watch on TV that has a thousand channels and can't find anything to watch and that was the case tonight till I found a 1982 movie called The Verdict with Paul Newman.  It lasted over 2 hours without commercials and it had an unexpected ending.  It was on the FMC channel.
Thought for the Day!
God loves people and provides for
them.  They are more important to
him than the lilies of the field and
the sparrows.
Love, grandma

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Thursday, September 15, 2011
May you all have a restful night of sleep and be refreshed for the last work day of the week.
Thought for the Day!
We need to be someone for the
naked who not only lack clothing
but mercy.  We need to be someone
for the destitute who not only lack
a roof over their heads, but who are
deprived of having someone who
cares, someone to belong to.
Love, grandma

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Thought for the Day!
Jesus came to earth to give
charity its rightful place in the
hearts of men.  "By this," he said,
"men shall know that you are my
disciples, if you have love for one
another"---and this commandment
will last for all eternity.  True love for
our neighbor is to wish him well and
to do good to him.
Love, grandma

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Yesterday I went to Hartville with three of my friends and classmates.   It was crowded since Mondays are a big Flea Market day.  They had wonderful produce at reasonable prices.  The only thing I decided to buy was a watermelon.  Wouldn't you know they were on the last table furthest from where we came in.  I bought the melon for $3.00 and picked it up to leave and about fell over for how heavy it was.  I know it had to be at least 20 lbs.  I walked back with my friends who, also had their hands full of produce, and stopped part way and set it on a vendors table to rest.  I was politely told to remove it from his table.  I managed to get it back to the car in one piece.  I have to say my swimming has paid off helping me build a few muscles for when I need them.
We had a wonderful lunch at the Hartville Kitchen.  I especially loved the strawberry pie with loads of whipped cream for dessert.
Jesus is the Light
Jesus is the Truth
Jesus is the Life
We too must be:
the Light of Charity
the Truth of Humility
the Life of Sanctity
Love, grandma

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Sunday, September 11, 2011
I just finished watching a two hour documentary of Sept. 11, 2001.  It's way beyond words and my heart goes out to everyone who lost a loved one and who witnessed this horrible attack.
Thought for the Day!
Whatever you do, even if you
help somebody cross the road,
you do it to Jesus.  Even if you give
somebody a glass of water, you do
it to Jesus.  Such a simple little
teaching, but it is so important.
Love, grandma

I goofed

I went to take my shower today and put my bath mat in the tub "Upside Down".  I turned the water on before I entered the tub.   I stepped in and my feet stuck to the suction cups and I couldn't move them.  I finally worked them free and had to laugh at myself how silly that was.  That was a first for me. 
Ok, If anyone can top that one lets hear it.
Love, grandma

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Saturday, September 10, 2011
I really haven't had much to write about till now.  We just had a little excitement on our road.  It happened while I was on the phone to Kathy so she got a play by play of what I was able to see.  First of all, I saw a police cruiser with lights on coming up the road and stopped in front of the house next to where Huzl's live.  Then I saw another police cruiser come up behind the first one.  While I was looking out the window I saw Grandpa walking down the hill.  I had no clue what happened till Grandpa came back in the house.  When Grandpa came in he said Phillip Schmucker, brother of Marty Schmucker who was the Amish man that lived across the street from us, came up the hill and fish tailed from the water that was coming down from the rain.  Phillip flipped his car where it landed on the drivers side down after going in the ditch.  Grandpa thought it was funny that there was 2 Garrettsville police, 2 Sheriff, 2 State Patrol, 1 fire truck and 1 tow truck that came for this one accident.  Grandpa talked with Phillip and he was not injured in the accident.
This evening I am picking up my 92 year old friend and taking her to Christ Community Chapel where Tim and Kathy go to church.  Tori will be singing and playing keys at the 5:30 worship service.  My friend, Kathryn, has been wanting to see Tori sing for some time. 
Thought for the day:
Holiness is the greatest gift that
God can give us because for that
reason he created us.
Romans 10: 9,10,
That if you confess with your mouth,
"Jesus is Lord," and believe in your
heart that God raised him from the
dead, you will be saved.  For
it is with your heart that you believe
and are justified, and it is with your
mouth that you confess and are
Love, grandma

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Wednesday, September 7, 2011
What is the most important thing that happened to me today?????  Without a doubt it's spending time with God this morning.  I only wish I could give you what I receive when I commune with God.  It is so awesome how He talks to me in His Word.  If you haven't yet, meet with God in a personal way each morning and see how your day goes.
Thought for the Day!
You are to be that presence of
Christ to each other.  Love each
other tenderly as Jesus loves each
one of you.  Tender love for each
other speaks much louder than all
the words you can say.  Love until
it hurts; it takes deep sacrifice to
proclaim the word of God.
Love, grandma

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A productive day today.  It's a good feeling getting a few things accomplished and crossed off my to do list.  Yeah!
Thought for the Day!
It is very important that right
from the beginning we simply
live the gospel.  Live and gospel in
prayer; live the gospel in words.
You won't be able to give what
you don't have.
Love, grandma

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day

Monday, September 5, 2011
Grandpa and I didn't have to get up and go to work this morning.  Oh!!!! that's right, we are retired.  Although Grandpa has an 8:00 a.m. morning run tomorrow.  He takes the Amish girls to work so Grandma gets up to make him breakfast before his HARD day of work. 
This morning we had our pancakes and sausage and for our big meal we had Marie Callender's chicken pot pies.  One pie is suppose to be 2 servings but we each had our own pie.  We had apples and biscuits for our dessert.  I haven't made that dessert forever.  I think tomorrow I might have to swim a few more laps.
Hope you all enjoyed your holiday!  We did.
Thought for the Day!
We could know all possible
knowledge, and all of theology and
all the things about God, but we
would not be able to light a fire in
the hearts of the people.  We could
just be uttering words, not living
those words.  That is why it is
necessary for us that our words be the
fruit of our life, the fruit of our prayers.
Love, grandma

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Thursday, September 1, 2011
It was thunder storms today off and on so Grandma had a chance to be in her sewing room.  It's always so peaceful there with a radio station I enjoy listening too surrounded by wonderful projects and fabrics to carry me away.  Who needs Calgon? 
Thought for the Day:
God speaks in the silence of the
heart, and we listen.  And then we
speak to God from the fullness of
our heart, and God listens.  And this
listening and this speaking is what
prayer is meant to be: oneness with
God, oneness with Jesus.
Love, grandma