Thursday, April 30, 2015


Evangelist Steve Hill had great admiration for his mentor, Leonard Ravenhill. Just before Ravenhill died in 1994, he motioned to Steve, "Come closer....Closer! No, still closer!!" Until Steve's ear was next to his face.

"God has secrets, and He wants to share them with you, but He doesn't shout His secrets," Steve heard him whisper.

The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.
Psalm 25:14 Amplified Bible

Steve Hill died in March, 2014.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Great Balloon Race

The Balloon Race in Louisville, KY, yesterday followed by the Balloon Glow reflected in the Ohio River.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Emergency Preparedness

In case of emergency
those who are calling on the name of Jesus
will be prepared. 
We will already be down on our knees.

Therefore, God elevated Jesus
to the place of highest honor
and gave Him the name above all other names,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue confess that
Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:9-11

Monday, April 20, 2015

Time with the Grandchildren!

I've been at my daughter's house for a few days. The youngest was very excited to see Nana and her "little red car". We went for a walk and fed the ducks at the park near their house. My daughter is wearing the sunglasses, and the three granddaughters are in the center. Kaedyn wanted me to set her hair on curlers as we got ready for the air show and fireworks at Thunder Over Louisville. I am wearing a bracelet the 12 year old made me on her loom. The oldest will soon be Sweet Sixteen and get her driver's license.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pleasing to the Eye

The Lord God made all kinds of trees 
grow out of the ground—
trees that were pleasing to the eye 
and good for food. 
Genesis 2:9
I have really enjoyed the flowering trees around Kansas City this spring.
I will be driving to Indiana to be with the grandchildren tomorrow, so I'll have new Nana stories and pics for you soon!! Saturday we will watch the air show and huge fireworks display over the Ohio River in Louisville, KY.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bring to Remembrance

Psalm 119:105
Shortly before His death and resurrection, Jesus made this promise:
The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My Name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.
John 14:26 NASB

I remember my Sunday School teachers when I was a child teaching us every Sunday. They told about Zacchaeus climbing up the sycamore tree to get a glimpse of Jesus as He passed by, and Paul writing letters from his prison cell that would make up almost half of the new testament.

My teachers have all gone on to Heaven now, but I wish I could tell them that I really did hear some of the lessons and still treasure those memory verses they had us recite. I can picture Mrs. Cleo playing the upright piano singing "Jesus Loves the Little Children".

Lord, Help us as we encourage our children and grandchildren to make Your Word come alive for them while they are young. Thank you that, just as You did for us, You will bring Your words to their remembrance through life's joys and trials.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Arboretum and Botanical Gardens Overland Park, KS

Saturday was perfect for strolling in the garden.
The tulips were in bloom and the fragrance of hyacinths was in the air.
Metal leaves are scattered along the fence

Saturday, April 11, 2015

God of Wonders

Once I was teaching a group of first graders and we were talking about how God created the earth and sun and stars. They wanted to tell all they knew about the subject. One girl explained that the sun, along with all the stars and the moon, hurry around to hide on the other side of the earth at bedtime.

A little boy said, "Aw! That's not true. It is just that the earth spins really fast."

The little girl came back with, "Only when the wind is blowing!"

After experiencing the wind in Kansas City, I could see her reasoning!

Well, however it is that I am able to see a golden sunrise or the pastels of a sunset, may it always make me grateful to my Heavenly Father.

Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare. 
Psalm 40:5 NIV

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Springing Up

I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God!
For he has dressed me 
with the clothing of salvation
and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit
or a bride with her jewels.
The Sovereign Lord will show his justice 
to the nations of the world.
Everyone will praise him!
His righteousness 
will be like a garden in early spring,
with plants springing up everywhere.

Isaiah 61:10-11 NLT

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A Grand View!

This fence and the lovely trees surround a retirement community
on Harry Truman Road in Grandview, Missouri.

The Truman Family Farmhouse still stands on the property near by.
From his room, a young Harry wrote letters to Bess Wallace, 
young lady he befriended in school in Independence, MO.
Did Bess ever dream they would someday be 
President and First Lady?

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter Sunday

I attended the worship service at beautiful Redeemer Church 
in the Westport community of Kansas City

 Then strolled through Jacob L. Loose Park, 
site of the Battle of Westport during the Civil War.

Accompanied by my son, Cameron.

Saturday, April 4, 2015



The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: 
"I have loved you with an everlasting love; 
I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.
Jeremiah 31:3

Jesus spoke to them again, saying,
“I am the light of the world.
He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness,
but have the light of life.”
John 8:12

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