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“But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law,
which Moses the servant of the Lord charged you, to love
the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep
his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve
him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Joshua 22:5

A Trip to the Park

Do you remember Grandpa and Grandma’s night with the grandkids? I couldn’t resist sharing some pictures from Friday night’s special time with Nathan and Melanie’s kiddos. We haven’t done Grandpa and Grandma’s night for a good while, so it was great to get back into it. I tagged along with them to the park to take pictures, and yes, I ended up playing with the kids too.







Abby and I doing whatever those things are called.

“A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth:
and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!”
Proverbs 15:23

What’s Your Guess?

Ellie is now 6 months old and 50 pounds. Her dad weighed 100, and her mom a little less than 70. So, I’m looking for children to guess how much Ellie is going to weigh when she’s full grown? I’d love to hear!

(And yes, in that above picture, Ellie grabbed my highlighter.)


“But the meek shall inherit the earth;
and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”
Psalm 37:11

An Update on Ruthanne

Thank you for your prayers for Ruthie. The ER recommended the stitches be removed in 6 days, but after they were out they weren’t sure it was healing properly and suggested an appointment with a children’s doctor/plastic surgeon/hand specialist. Last Thursday morning, Christopher and Anna Marie took Ruthie to see the specialist, and he said the finger looked great (incidentally he did mention that he recommends 6-10 days for stitches)! It’s a common injury and should heal up nicely over the next week. Praise the Lord for healing!



“My meditation of him shall be sweet:
I will be glad in the Lord.”
Psalm 104:34

Freedom is Not Free

Today I’m grateful for those who gave their lives for our freedom. Think of that: their lives for our freedom.

Please take a moment to pray for those families who have lost a loved one while serving in the military. They did that for our sake!

In the pictures below, you’ll see Abby and Bethany holding a folded flag. This is very special, as it was the flag given to my grandma at my grandpa’s funeral two years ago. Grandad was a purple heart veteran serving in Vietnam. In fact, after he was wounded, one of the helicopters coming in to rescue him was shot down, and all on board gave their lives in an attempt to help Grandad.

Thank you is all I can say.


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“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:13

Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover

Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover


I think I found this little gem at our local Ace Hardware store many years ago. I remember waiting on Steve one day while he was in the hardware section and looking at all the interesting cleaning items in a part of the store that was more applicable to my life. Since I was always struggling to find a spot remover that really worked, when I saw the Grandma’s, I thought it was worth a try. It has more than proved its worth to us.

We use it at home on a weekly basis. Mary seems to have developed the best skills at stain removal and is often requested to work on a spot that has appeared on a prized garment. We are continually amazed at how often Grandma’s works and how seldom we now have stains that we can’t get out. Grandma’s Spot Remover is so valuable to us that it is part of our packing list when we travel!

It comes in a small bottle, but it doesn’t take much to do the job, and we purchase the bulk set from Amazon where we can get 6 – 2 oz bottles. (Amazon also sells a 16 oz. spray, but we haven’t used the spray, so we don’t know if it’s as effective. Based on reviews, though, it looks like it works the same.) In the past four years we have used only 5 bottles of Grandma’s, which ends up being quite economical when you consider how many items of clothing it has kept from being ruined.


As good as Grandma’s Spot Remover is, there is yet one “spot” that it can’t remove.

“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (2 Peter 3:14).

Oh how thankful we are for the Lord Jesus and His cleansing blood!

Trusting in Jesus,

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