The First Sunday of Advent

This is the first Sunday of Advent...

Today, we light the first purple candle which represents hope. We light this candle to represent the hope of the world which is Jesus Christ.

"Advent, Advent the little light burns,

First one, then two, then three, then four,

Then the Christ child at the door."


Today, the first purple candle in the advent wreath is lit. Three purple candles and one pink candle are used in the wreath. The white candle can be used in the center and lit Christmas day to represent the Christ child. The purpose is to prepare our hearts and minds for the remembrance of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Thanksgiving Dinners

We had a great Thanksgiving Day. First, we had dinner at my parents with my brothers and sister and an some of my nephews and an uncle. We each have our same dish that we bring each year to the dinner. . . our specialities!

In the evening our children and grandchildren were here for Thanksgiving supper. Of course, they each brought a dish and we had another great meal.

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come

Come, ye thankful people, come;
Raise the song of Harvest-home.
All be safely gathered in
Ere the winter storms begin;
God, our Maker, doth provide
For our wants to be supplied,
Come to God's own temple, come;
Raise the song of Harvest-home.

All the world is God's own field,
Fruit unto His praise to yield;
Wheat and tares together sown,
Unto joy or sorrow grown;
First the blade and then the ear,
Then the full corn shall appear.
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be.

For the Lord, our God, shall come
And shall take His harvest home;
From His field shall in that day
All offences purge away;
Give His angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast,
But the fruitful ears to store
In His garner evermore.

Even so, Lord, quickly come
To Thy final Harvest-home;
Gather Thou Thy people in,
Free from sorrow, free from sin,
There, forever purified,
In Thy garner to abide.
Come with all Thine angels, come,
Raise the glorious Harvest-home.

Happy Birthday Dad

Happy Birthday Dad
83 Yrs. Young

It is such a blessing to have such a wonderful dad. He is so much fun to be around. I love his youthful attitude. He turns his 83 yrs around to 38 yrs. I wish him many more years!

New Baby Granddaughter

Sophia Lynnette
November 6, 2008

This makes us a total of 14 grandchildren. This is the 5th granddaughter.

I had so much fun watching Isaiah while Beth was in the hospital. The little old grandma and a two yr old makes a great match! We had lots of fun and memorable times!

Some that I'm Thankful For...

Today's blog entries are for some of the things that I'm thankful for. Most people have the things that mean a lot to them and at this time of year we remember those special things.

Think on this little verse that we often sing...

I have a roof up above me
and a good place to sleep
there is food on my table
and shoes on my feet,
you gave me your love Lord,
and a fine family,
Thank you Lord for your blessings on me.

Thanksgiving Blessings for 2008

We Gather Together To Ask The Lord's Blessings

We gather together to ask the Lord's blessings;
He chastens and hastens his will to make known;
the wicked oppressing now cease from distressing
sing raise to his Name, he forgets not his own.

Beside us to guide us, our God with us joining,
ordaining, maintaining his kingdom divine;
so from the beginning the fight we were winning:
thou, Lord, wast at our side: all glory be thine!

We all do extol thee, thou leader triumphant,
and pray that thou still our defender wilt be.
Let thy congregation escape tribulation:
thy Name be ever praised! O Lord, make us free!

Words: Nederlandtsche Gedenckclanck, 1626
Translation: Theodore Baker 1894

Pray For America...

Today, I'm thinking about how important it is to pray for America. I want to encourage you to find a prayer group to pray with, or start one if you haven't already. God hears and answers prayer!