Thursday, December 20, 2012

STAMPS FOR THE WOUNDED

I am clipping used stamps, those that come in such an abundance this time of year, to send them to the wounded veterans. I know it sounds like useless items but they make use of them and all we do is clip them off the used envelopes, put them in a new envelope, address them to Stamps For the Wounded, add a new stamp on the envelope and mail it. They do appreciate them, and surely we don't have any use for them, they are already used. So, as I say every year. Do it. You will "feel good about it". I will add my thanks to the thanks from the veterans, so thank you. The address - STAMPS FOR THE WOUNDED SFTW/Lions P O Box 297 Dunn Loring, VA 22027 Thanks again, Betty G

Saturday, December 08, 2012

A SUPER BOOK

I do very little work. Dean is my angel.He takes good care of me every dayso, I spend a lot of time reading. I have just read Ronald Reagon's book of choice for high schools and universities. Sen Orrin Hatch also is reported to have wanted this book to be studied by students. Sen. Ed Kennedy said no and it was not given, even recomended in schools. I have to confess I never studied our constitution that I remember. This book, "The Miracle that Changed the World, The 5,000 Year Leap," authored by W. Cleon Skoursen, is the best explanation of our constitution you will ever find and it will be for your good to read it yourself.I am so thankful that the library found it for me. Our founding fathers should forever receive our thanks for their genius and patience to give us our;constitution and I pray it will aways be obeyed and upheld by our people. It must be kept alive always.If we ignore it. it will be the end of our country. As one example.Have you ever heard of the three-headed eagle on the U.S. Seal? It is three heads on one body and one set of wings. It represents the Peoples' Law, not "rulers' law," which is tyranny, nor "no law,"which is anarchy.The heads. one eye left, rep executive branch, the right, one eye, judicial, and the middle, two eyes,left, the House, and the right, Senate. It surprised me to read the middle head with the two eyes, "must see eye-to-eye on any piece of legislation before it can become law." Also there is only one neck so that the government could only work together and not against each other. The book continues all the way through explaining the principles to keep our freedoms alive. Really gives understanding how these men created a constitution like no other in the world, and that can keep us free, if our people and leaders will obey it in all of life, giving our Creator the credit. Take care, Betty G

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

TIRED OF BAD NEWS?

Aren't you tired of bad news?
I am.  Now I read of more.  The alarm I am reading of now, is our electric power.
There are reports of new alarms of probably terrorist attacts putting us out of power, electric power.
Makes me wish I could live in a warmer climate.
Wisconsin is not known for warm winters!

Now, I know God is in control and I often wonder what He has in mind for us. 
Reading "The Harbinger" I didn't get the idea that all will be goodness for the country.  If the people making all the decisions will obey God's rules and follow His Word naybe things will change.  The book is Isaiah 9 and and is really mindboggling.
I might read it again.  Right now all this going over the cliff talk, is not good news.

We can pray about this but at the same  time we must accept God's decision. 
We must remember God Loves Us, He always will, and trust Him and He will take care of everything.

Sorry. I get so down in spirit.  I hope you get up in hope and give me some good news.

Take care,
Betty G

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

U.N. AND CONTROL OF THE INTERNET?

I saw a headline like this and had a hissy-fit (a good old southern term).

I like the internet as it is but reps from 193 nations are getting together to control what we have with the internet.
The internet is made up of 40,000 networks that connect 425,000 global routes that today cheaply and efficiently work for us.  We don't get a vote.
But you and I are to be controlled by countries that include those that hate us.
It is also secretive.

There can't be anything good is this and I am finding another thing to complain about.  It seems that is never ending.

So, we must be praying for freedom and God will answer we can be sure.

I like the internet.  It's the way I get most of the news, devotionals and articles I need every day and are such helps to me, and letters to and from family and friends.
I'd be lost without it, and believe me it would be controlled and costly and I am upset.

So, let's pray.
Thank you,
Take care,

Betty G

Friday, November 02, 2012

POLITICS

It's time I get to politifcs.  I have ignored the subject but I really don't feel adequate to write my views.
Now, I have just read "The Amateur" by Edward Klein. Now there is a writer.  Excellent
He said all the things I have seen in Obama's four years.
You must know I did not vote for him and I will not vote
for him this time either.

Now I have the problem many others have, I do not know Mitt Romney.
Here's the solution.  I do not want four more years of
Obama.  People took a chance with him, his first time,
but I see Romney as a better and safer chance for this country.
We didn't know anything about Obama, we do know the
works of Romney..So I will take that chance.

"The Amateur" brought a few surprises but not many.  If
we had been paying attention, and I have been, we could have seen where he was leading.  All downhill for us.

As for Benghazi.  It is all over the news, it is a tragic time for our government.  It is lies and cover up, all the while
sacrificing the lives of young, valuable heros of the USA.

All that is coming from the words of the government is We didn't know.  Yet, somebody did!

It's sad,
Betty G 

Monday, October 29, 2012

WATCHING THE STORM ON THE EAST COAST

We are watcimg the eastern storm and praying for all the people out there.
Our grandson, living in the Queens area in New  York,  has been on our hearts for his safety.
As far as we know he is okay, the lights are flickering but he still had electricity.  Some of his friends lost their electricity, so he has company and is not alone.  His car sits on the street so that is a worry, but he and his friends are in his apartment, on a third floor and I hope he believes he will be fine.

So I am asking all of you to pray that they. all of them will come through this okay.  Even his car.
And let's see just what God has to do with His will through such a wicked storm.

You take care and thank you,
Betty G

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DEAN'S WEEK SO FAR

Monday of last week, Doug and Dean played golf.  As usual Doug took a pix of
Dean swinging that golf club but I couldn't remember how to add it to a post so it isn't here.
Dean played a good game though youngster Doug beat him by 2.  He didn't even get tired, and enjoyed it even without a cart.  Lots of out for golf because the weather was so lovely!

This week we have had company, our kids from Texas, and we have all rested some, and loved having them here.
Thursday, Dean drove a carful, and we have three rows of seats, to La Crosse for the wedding of grandchildren, Matt and Sarah.  There report is "It was beautiful."

ALso, it was pacemaker time for yearly clinic check.  It was good and he is okay for another stretch.

Tonight it is a trustees meeting at church.  Sunday it is always church for Dean.

Sadly, it has been two obituaries for friends.  We are all getting old, but one was a much younger lady.  Last week Dean was a pallbearer for a 94 year-old cousin, a dear one.

But, we thank God that Dean is so busy.  He gets tired, but actually feels good, and can wait til after Christmas to get checked for the cancer.  We pray it really is gone for good!!

Life is good,
Betty G

Monday, October 01, 2012

FOOTBALL IS TORTURE

Yes, that is the word for the game, torture.
The game for the Packers with Seahawks was torture.  It wasn't going right for our Packers and the payoff was the unreal decision in the last 12 seconds of the game.
I felt sorriest for Jennings who caught the interception for the Packers and was missed by the refs.  It cost them the game and we felt cheated.

I happened to be in 1 Corinthians and Paul said don't get upset over a wrong, just accept it and being cheated.  So what do you do, you accept it, no matter how hard it may be.  Forgive the refs.

The fun of watching football had just began for me last year, after my high school years, 69 years ago.  I watched every game but all the  enjoyment of it died when I felt cheated for the Packers.

Last night wasn't the best though we were to supposed to have reliable refs.No matter the goofs, the Packers did win, 28 to 27, over the New Orleans Saints.
Now let the season get better, no more cheating, may the best team win, every time.
For me they are the Packers.

God is good,
We are to be good, too.

Betty G 

Friday, September 28, 2012

CORRECTION FOR YESTERDAY'S POST

I must give you this correction before too much time elapses.
Peg sent a comment right away pointing out that isn't weeks that Dean will see Dr. Heth again, it is three months, that means after Christmas. Peg goes with Dean for support.
That sounds better doesn't it!  So he will watch for any problems like bleeding.  We aren't expecting any but he was told to watch.

We are still and will continue to thank God for his healing and hope you do too. So thank you.

God is good,
Betty G



Thursday, September 27, 2012

DEAN HAS A MIRACLE, PRAISE GOD!

Dean called from the doctor's office about 1 p.m.
He was expecting to get surgery, but instead he received the news there is no cancer in the bladder, it is clear!

I am thanking you if you prayed and thank God when you did for what He did.  I want you to thank Him too.

Dean will see the doctor in three weeks.  In the meantime he will be living.  He will see Matt's wedding in October.  The kids want him to go with them and they are now wondering who will stay with me.  I tell them I will be fine, so we will see if they will let me stay alone. They do worry.

So, praise God for Dean's healing.  He deserves it and God knows it.  Dean is a loving person, he loves people, he loves God, and Jesus, and His Word,  and he loves church, he never fusses about taking care of me, so many good things to love about Dean.

I repeat he deserves living.

God is good,
Betty G

Monday, September 17, 2012

HOW DEAN IS DOING!

Dean made another visit to the doctor.  Everything looks good, no cancer at all.  He has meds to take for a few weeks, then when swelling goes down from today's tests, he will get injections for more weeks, at one a week.
But Dr. Heth was encouraged.  Everything is going great   And I must say we are happy  with Dr. Heth as the doctor!

It's all good news,
Betty G

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A PARTIAL OF MY cHRISTIAN TESTIMONY

I had known all about God and Jesus and just about all of the Bible, all my growing-up years, spending all my waking hours in church with all its activities, but I didn't know I wasn't really a Christian.
So, I was nearly 52 years old when I surrended myself to God and really became a Christian in October, 1977.

So, I want to write about becoming a Christian for anyone who is interested.
This if from one of my cookbooks, the Bible tells us that only one thing separates us from God, and that is sin. 
God is holy and perfect, and sin is like a giant wall which separates us from Him.
Until that wall is torn down, we can never hope to know the living God in a personal way.  Meditation will not take it away and neither will good deeds - for they cannot erase  sin.  The wall can be torn down in only one way, if God does it.
And that is what happened in Jesus Christ!  He was God in human flesh, sent from Heaven for one purpose, to take away our sins by His sacrificial death on the cross.
Christ was God's appointed means to bring us salvation, and that is why the Bible says that "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given to man by which we must be saved." (Acts4:12)- Billy Graham

THIS IS  GOD'S  PLAN - also in one of my cookbooks, (I printed four books.)

All have sinned. "There is none righteous, no not one." Romans 3:10
                         "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God."  Romans 3:23.

The penalty for sin is death.
                         "For the wages of sin is death." Romans 6:23a.

Christ has paid the penalty for sin.
                         "But God commendeth His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."  Romans 5:8.

The gift of God is eternal life.
                         :"But the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."  Romans 6:23b.

And remember Jesus Christ is just a prayer away.

Betty G

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

THIS IS TRUE

This just appeared in a newspaper today.

"It's not hard to meet expenses. they're everywhere!"

I have found this is true.
BEtty G

THIS IS NOT A RUMOR

This came from a friend but it startled me.

In 1952
President Truman established one day a year as a
National Day of Prayer.

In 1988 President
Reagan designated the First Thursday in May in each year as the
National Day of Prayer.

In 2007 (then) Presidential Candidate Barack Obama declared that the USA "Was no longer a Christian nation."

This year President Obama canceled the 21st annual National Day of Prayer ceremony at the White House under the ruse of "not wanting to offend anyone."

BUT......on September 25, 2009, from 4 AM until 7 PM
a National Day of Prayer
FOR THE MUSLIM RELIGION
was held on Capitol Hill, beside the White Hiouse.

There were over 50,000 Muslims in D.C. that day.
He prays with the Muslims!

I Guess it Doesn't Matter if "Christians" are offended by this event -
We obviously don't count as "anyone" anymore.

The direction this country is headed should strike fear in the heart of every Christian, especially knowing that the Muslim
religion believes that if Christians cannot be converted, they should be annihilated.

This is not a Rumor!  website www.islamoncapitolhill.com.


I hoped this was a rumor.
Betty G










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Monday, September 10, 2012

WATCH OUT FOR GAS PRICES TO GO UP !!

Remember reading about an oil pipeline we needed for oil from Canada?  We saw jobs in it but Obama refused to allow it. 
Well, now Canada is recruiting our veterans for a long list of positions in Canada,with many paying 30% more than it would be in the US.
VetJobs partly owned by the VFW is aiding out vets in this.
If you are a vet looking for work this is a great help for you.

Now, why didn't Obama offer this pipeline in the US?  I really don't understand.

Betty G

PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CALIIFORNIA

I  got pretty upset over a letter with headlines saying "Be a Muslin in public schools.  High Court approves."

Now. that should scare anyone with kids in schools. 
I read today that it is fiction.  BUT only partly.  Islam is taught, discussed, hanging a banner declaring Allah is one and only God, taught of praying.  And all this and more has brought parents out to fight it.

There is a Council on Islamic Education which carefully scrutinizes public school textbooks around the nation and lobbies for more pro-Islam language studies.  And they are successful evidentally.  That is not fiction.
In Georgia, a teacher found his student learning about Islam polygamy.  That is not fiction.

There have been,in Florida, instances where Islam was favored over Christianity and Judaism.  That is not fiction.

Christians do not have any freedom, at any age in school, and that is not fiction.         

Friday, September 07, 2012

DEAN TO HAVE SURGERY AGAIN

Dean was to see the doctor yesterday but the doctor got held up in surgery.
So the nurse called today with a new appointment which means he will be having the surgery in his bladder again in a couple weeks.
He did get the lab test yesterday and he is still bleeding which is from the tumors.
He isn't upset, just sorry it will take longer.  He feels fine and keeps busy.
We wanted to move the bookcases from our bedroom into the guest room and the office, but I got up late, and my hope for work just disappeared.  And believe me, my books are work to move!
I'm glad the conventions are over.  Parts of the Democrat doings were really upsetting but I did watch a lot of it.  Now I am sorry I did!

Take care,
Betty G

Saturday, August 25, 2012

A LETTER TO RICK BALL

I would write personally to Rick but I don't have his address.
So I want to send him a note.  It's this:  Because you live in Canada you would like this article at www.Charliedanielssoapbox.com/view written by the Nashville fiddler.  He writes of the beauties and joys of Canada, posted August 6, 2012.
I think you would enjoy it and all his writings.  He's super and everyone would enjoy them.

Betty G

DEAN's DOCTOR VISIT
















            Dean's visit to the doctor with Peg along to help with morale, brought another two weeks to wait to get answers.  Lab test showed bleeding in the bladder so now it's wait til that heals and the doctor said he will test again.
Dean is feeling okay but still tired and yet he stays busy.  It's Peg who is feeling rotten lately.  She is back to being dizzy and having headaches.  Denny says it is stress, believable because she is taking on worry about everyone else, not just Dean.   She is concerned about everyone with a problem.

Back to Dean.  He has been going and doing and seems to be happy with the doctor and is accepting what he does and says.  I, too, am thankful for Dean, the doctor, and our family, and all their concerns and love.

I am asking you to continue to pray.  God knows our problems but He wants us to talk to Him about all our problems.   So I thank you for your prayers.
Thank you all,

Betty G




Tuesday, August 21, 2012

FAMILY REUNION

Dean's family reunion was a great time for us again this year.  Some of our kids came, but this was an unusual year because there were lots of people I didn't know or recognize.
Cousin Nancy really did a great job of getting people back and it was so much fun seeing so many there..
And the food was wonderful, everything was so good, and such a variety.
You can see I really enjoyed it.

Dean took my wheelchair so I could sit comfortably, I never moved, just watched everyone else and visited with the ones coming by me.
And so many precious little ones.  Cousin Jimmy was really proud of his new, 2 month old granddaughter.  She was adorable.  And great gramma Toni was proud of her and her sister.
We were on a lake with a nice pavillion, some of our little boys brought their fishing rods.  Someone found worms from somewhere!!
We were also blessed with beautiful weather.
   
People came from Colorado, and cities around in Wisconsin.
I repeat it was great.

So, with Nancy and her husband Eric doing all the work next year again, I hope to be there.
Thank you Nancy and Eric and to all who came and made it a memorable day.
See you next year!!

Betty G

Monday, August 20, 2012

TRISTIAN'S QUESTIONS

Back in 2007 Great-grandson Tristian had a blog.  He had a new question every day and he really had a following of commenters.
I have been reading them this morning and reading about what my family were saying about themselves.  It was wonderful, learning experienc.
Most of the comments were made by my children and grand children, and then my friend bloggers. 
I have all of Tristians blogs in a folder and they have been in storage with my scrapbooks so I haven't looked at them for some time. 
Surprise, surprise, what they told of their childhood was delightful.  That is the right word.
Tristian was 10 or 11 and he was having a great time.  I haven't heard from him in such a long time, I don't know what he is doing now.  He was a great kid, his own words, "cute, curious, hyper, skinny, giving,"  and from others, "loving, and wonderful."
I hope he hasn't changed!

Enjoying memories,
Betty G 

Friday, August 17, 2012

RELATIVES VISITED US

We had a nephew, his wife, our niece, and their two little boys, from Arkansas.
I had a lot of pain, Dean didn't feel the best, but we throroly enjoyed seeing and visiting with them, they were great!!
We had part of our family at daughter Betty's for a get together, and Betty had us back for supper the next night, and everybody enjoyed them.   Grandson Tyler came over and he and really enjoyed the boys, and the uncle, too.
I was a great time with them. We thank him for coming.
We look forward to seeing them again.

And other Arkansas relatives too.

See you,
BEtty G

Thursday, August 09, 2012

SHOPPING

Well, I must tell you I went shopping yesterday, first time in over a month.  I used to let Dean push me in a wheel chair but I don't ask him to do anything that would tax his energy now.  We take my walker with the seat so I can sit down when my legs give out.  I go home in pain I can assure you.

We went to several stores with my shopping list.  One thing I wanted was a red pencil, not a pen, not a bunch of colored ones, just a red pen.

My reason for a red pen?  Since Jesus' words are usually in red in the New Testament, and Jesus in God the Son, I wanted to have a Bible with God the Father's words in red.  Only makes sense to me.
I asked a friend at church who happens to work in a Christian Book Store, if they had a Bible with God the Father's words in red.  She told me there weren't any that she knew of.  She suggested I go through the Old Testament and use a marker, and colored God's words.  The store has a pink marker that won't bleed through the Bible's thin pages.
They are always thin.
So Dean went by and bought one for me.  I don't care for pink, it looks so feminine and anemic, I think a red pencil would work better.
So, yesterday, I was on the lookout for a red pencil.  Nowhere could it be found.  I will have to visit craft stores and maybe they will have a single red pencil and not in bunches of all colors.  What a waste for just one pencil!!!

I will try again but it will not be soon.  I don't like the pain1!

See you,
Betty G

Friday, August 03, 2012

CHICK-FIL-A A FAST FOODS PLACE

All this hoopla re the words of a boss of Chick-Fil-A is "tyrannical intolerance" and it is more of condeming Christian opinions.
Chick-Fil-A is not charged with discrimination in running the business.  It is simply the founder's son and boss and freedom of speech.  He is for traditional marriage and family with Christian convictions.
I have a aunt who started a Chick-Fil-A in her kitchen over 60 years ago.  I have no idea how she did with it but I hope she did okay.  She is now deceased.  But Chick-Fil-A has continued.
Now because of a freedom of one man's opinion cities like Chicago, Boston, and New York, are trying to put them out of business,  They are actually ordering them out in some places.
I have seen all these reports of  long, long lines  I'm sure these are  customers who are eager to buy and are doing so. 
A blogger surmised if the cities order all businesses out of the city for Christian principles they don't like, what will happen to churches and the like.
Something to think about.

Betty G      

Monday, July 30, 2012

HOW IS DEAN DOING?

Well, Dean is doing okay actually.  He is feeling good and busy.
His next doctor appointment is the third week in August when he is to decided what he wants the doctor to do.  That will be a hard decision.
There are medical ways, radiation or chemo, and surgery.  He hasn't come to a decision to what is the best way.  I guess we will all have to help him.

Anyway he is busy and feeling good right now.

We are expecting company in August with cousins we have longed to know from Arkansas.  They don't know us very well either so it should be a goooood  visit.

Take care,
Betty G

Thursday, July 26, 2012

ANNUAL THRIFT SALE

This is the weekend for our annual thrift sale.  We have the privilege of having it under our big tent (we bought it for Dean's 80th birthday party, 8 years ago).  We also have Betty's backyard for the tent and it is cooler and roomy.
 Dean is over there helping set it up today, for Friday and Saturday.
Our problem is we want rain and yet we don't want too much to ruin the sale.  I don't have to tell you we hope to sell a lot and there are several of us with this hope.
So, we look forward to lots of people, and I wouldn't be surprised if one of the great-grand kids set up a lemonade
 stand.

Y'all come,
Betty G

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

A NOTE TO KEEP UP WITH DEAN

To keep up with Dean and his doctor.
His biopsy says it is cancer in the wall of his bladder.  Not good.
He will talk with his doctor Friday and see what they do next.  A couple of  our kids plan to go to the hospital with him.  He doesn't act nervous, he says he feel really good.   But I am nervous, a lump just stays in my throat.

We feel better when we know there are friends praying for Dean and the family.  So we thank you.

Betty G

Sunday, July 22, 2012

THIS WILL BE SHORT

This will be short.
I am a believer in prayer  - if it is God's will.  He will answer it "no" or what I pray for.

God is Master of the universe and big problems but He is also aware of minor things we pray for.

Small things like His answering my request Saturday.
I wanted something to come by mail that really wasn't to
be here for another week.  So I asked the Lord to get it to me by Saturday.  I was hoping and not really expecting.
I thought Friday since it didn't come I would have to wait for another week.
BUT there it was in the mail, before noon on Saturday.  I have to admit I was surprised.

Now why didn't I believe God would give me my request?  It was important to me, so why didn't I look for it to be there?
If God hadn't sent it to me on time, and not answered how I asked, maybe I would learned more patience. 

Grandson Doug would have agreed, I need more patience, especially with the computer!

Like I said, this is short.  And, too, I will keep it for my journal, so I am posting.

Betty G  

Thursday, July 19, 2012

DEAN'S SURGERY

Dean had his surgery this morning with Peg as his chauffer.
He had corrosive treatments in his bladder and all is well again.  He has no cancer.
All this can return sometime, again and again, so we will need prayers for God's care and we will continue to trust Him for His will.

Right now He is providing good doctors so we pray Obamacare won't drive them out of practice.

He is resting now and will have to see the doctor again tomorrow.
We are praising God with thanks and our family too.
 If you prayed for him, we thank you too.

Betty G  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

UP TO DATE WITH DEAN

I hate to tell this but Dean has to have more surgery Thursday.  One report says there is no sign of cancer but yet there are still problems, so there is surgery.
He says he is feeling fine, for that we are thankful.

Dean had a birthday Sunday.  Nothing exciting, some company, but nothing that tired us.
He is now 88 years old.

The family will be having a birthday for him Saturday.  They will all be here except Gary and Brandy.  We will miss them but Texas keeps them busy and it is a long drive.
Gary Jr. is in Afghanistan and Matthew Hundt, Bobbi's son, is a firefigher in the west wherever he is called to go. He is stationed in California.

Otherwise we are spending our days inside as much as possible.  The heat keeps that our choice, but it is all we can do.  Seems others are doing the same and praying for rain and cooler temps.

We are asking for your prayers for Dean, and I thank you.
Betty G
 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

MY BROTHER

Back in April I asked for prayer for my brother.  He was very ill in the hospital and was my only sibling.  Also he was 9 years younger than I.
He was a very devout Christian and loved by many people and his family.
I do thank you if you prayed for him.

Now I do have to tell you that he passed away July 2 and his funeral was July 6 in Arkansas.
I could not travel that far.  Dean and daughter Peggy went. They got there in time to buy flowers and go to the Visitation.
Then they went to the funeral the next day. Dean says it was a beautiful funeral. 

It was a very sad time but they did get to visit with all the relatives and were back home Saturday night.  Bobbi stayed
with me while they were away.

Not going myself it did not seem real that he could be gone.
But I do appreciate Dean and Peg driving down there from Wisconsin and visiting with everyone, taking pictures, and now it does get real more and more, so I do thank them.

Take care,
Betty G

Monday, June 18, 2012

FATHER'S DAY


Isn't it wonderful to have a day to honor fathers!!
Our church gave books escpecially for fathers and little girls passed them out.  Everyone felt honored.

Then we had a really nice day at Betty's with the kids (that were able to come) with lucious food and fun.
 Bobbi had come up for the weekend and Saturday she had cooked supper using Jessica's lasagna recipe, delicious! Betty had joined us and we were eating on the porch at the patio table.  We talked, laughed, and  even had strawberry shortcakes.
It was great!
Dean can't have strawberries, so he had shortcake with whipped cream!  But he enjoyed it.

So, I do want to hope fathers everywhere at a wonderful day and no one forgot you.
Peg and Denny came later with a gift and news of the plans for Jeni's coming with Ava and Eric in July so now we look forward to that.

Happy days with your families!!!
Betty G  








Friday, June 08, 2012

TYLER IS A CUTIE

Tyler is our 3-year-old great-grandson, one of many!, and he has found a
new saying.
When he comes in at his grandmother's house, he sits down and says, "Ive
got a question."
Now, what he really means is "I've got something to tell you", and it is not a
question.
It is a cute tactic and he is really a cute boy, which makes it cuter.

Now, I have a question.  A real question.  What does Jesus mean by Matthew g 6:1? We 6:1?  We have always said a blessing before eating, be it out in public or at
home  Are we wrong? 
I would like an opinion.

Thanks,
Betty G

Monday, June 04, 2012

ASKING GOD FOR A TALENT

I am asking God for a talent for writing.  
I enjoyed being an editor for a weekly newspaper so much I would like to be able to write again as I did then.  It came so easy.  Now it comes sooooo hard.

The difference, I think, was I talked to people so much and wrote about them, now I am house-bound and seldom get to visit with people.  I miss them.  I even published a book about other people I visited with. Our family visits but it takes all the time to just enjoy them, not to dig for something to write about.

Whoa, I have to tell you.  Our grandson, Gage,17, and a sophomore in high school has been awarded an honor, "Achievement Honors in Academics and Engineering."  Really thrilled us, and more when we learned it was the first time it was ever given to a sophomore, it was always for senors.  I have to brag that he is very, very smart.  He is known for teaching the teachers.  He does many, many things, including welding.

I must record this.  Gage is now over six feet tall, but I can still see him at age 3, running to bed and saying over and over, "gotta talk to Jesus."  See, it is easy to love him, his sister, and his parents.

Now, back to my wanting a talent.
I am praying to God for a talent for writing if that is what He wants.  I feel so useless now, that I have lost any talent I ever had.  I want to do something for God's glory, and I need to see what it is and what I can do.  
So I know I have to ask Him and see what He will show me.  So maybe others will pray for this too. 

Thank you, 
Betty G



















Wednesday, May 23, 2012

EVANGELISM -A GOOD BOOK

I have another good book I want to remember.  It is "Evangelism as a Lifestyle"
I had the training for "Evangelism Explosion" written by the late D. J. Kennedy, but I never saw any results.
It's one sows, another reaps, planting, watering, cultivating.  who will by Jim Peterson. 
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I had the training for D.J. Kennedy's "Evangelism Explosion"  but I never saw any results.
I'ts one sows, another reaps, it takes watering and cultivating.  They can rejoice together.

Where is the conviction of sin?  It is out there to anyone who will listen.  When we have a need, our interest in God will grow again.

"From one man, God made every nation of man, to inhabit the whole Earth."
Here I realize how important people are who work as missionaries.  Billy Graham and his son, Franklin, preach all over the world.  They must know how to translate the "basic," Christian message.  They live to demonstrate their belief.

God's hand has to be with the missionary.  Then God has to open hearts.

"Sin deep in our hearts has blinded us to the wonderful truth that God not only loves us but all the peoples of the world."
A quote from the book I just read.

Betty G







Thursday, May 17, 2012

67th YEAR

Yes, that it is.  Our 67th anniversary today. 

Nothing exciting.  Dean had a doctor's appointment and we went for a little shopping.  I wanted flowers to fill our big pots outside, so we went flower shopping.
And a little grocery shopping. Can't go to town without grocery shopping when you live outside the shopping district.

So, just an ordinary day.  Except we saw a greeting in the newspaper this morning to us for the anniversary.  Very nice.  And we thank our kids.

We are grateful,
Betty G

Friday, May 04, 2012

UPDATE FOR DEAN

Dean went to the doctor this morning and now is on more meds, makes 3 now, for pain.  He was told the burning is from the chemo given him when he had surgery before he began the radiation.  So he will have it for a few months yet.
He feels fine he says, but there is the pain, poor sleep, and the awful tiredness.  It will be the middle of July when he learns if he is cleared of cancer.
Thank you for your prayers.  God does answer and He does care.

I am still asking for prayer for my brother.  He is no better, his problem is his heart.  He is 9 years younger than I.  Thank you so much.

God is our Healer.
Betty G

Saturday, April 28, 2012

ANOTHER GOOD BOOK TO RECOMMEND

I just finished reading " If you Want to Walk on Water You've Got to Get Out of the Boat," by John Ortberg.  The author is new to me but I want to read more of his books.
This one is based on Jesus' walking on the water in Matthew 14.

The part I want to talk about is what he writes about D-Day of WW II.
It was during my life of course but I do not dwell on it like Dean does he is almost a fanatic about WW II which is understandable.  He was a part of it.

I am going to quote Ortberg.
"One of the most powerful 30 minutes of film I have ever seen is the opening sequence of "Saving Private Ryan."  Veterans groups say it is perhaps the most realist picture ever given of the brutal suffering the Allied soldiers faced on D-Day.  An unbelievable price was paid to gain a toehold, a few feet of Omaha Beach in Normandy.  It was paid in blood."
"At the end of D-Day, in one sense not much had changed.  The vast majority of the continent of Europe was still , as it had been the day before, under the power of the swastika.  There was just this one plot of ground, a few feet of sand on an obscure stretch of beach in one lonely country that was not under the domination of the enemy.  But that one tiny stretch of land was enough."

"The truth is, by the end of that one day, everything had changed.  Now there was an opening.  It was just a tiny crack, but it would get a little larger every day.  The Allied forces would get a little stronger every day. There would still be a lot of fighting,  a lot of suffering, a lot of dying.  But now it was a matter of time."
"Until one day Paris was liberated.  Then all of France .  Nazi concentrated camps were overrun.  Prisoners were set free."

"Then came the day when Hitler destroyed himself in the bunker.  When judgment came ti the beast, which it always does.  Which it always will.
Then came V-E Day, Victory in Europe.  Then V-J Dday, Victory over Japan in the Pacific.  The soldiers could come home.  The war was over.  The enemy was defeated."


Great day,

Betty G

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

STAMPS FOR THE WOUNDED

This is a reminder that Stamps for the Wounded is a valuable program but I is not costly to us.  
This program asked for our canceled stamps that would be going right into the waste baskets in our homes.  

"Enforced idleness with boredom, loneliness, frustration, futility, despair, and all the dark futures, of so many wounded servicemen are helped with this minor thing that we can do." 

There are many ways the long-termed patients and the short-termed patients can use these used stamps that bring pleasure to so many.  They are "miracles almost."

Pack them well, send a lot of them, and do it constantly.
To

Stamps for the Wounded/ Lions
P.O.Box 297
Dunn Loring, VA 22027

I have been sending these for years and I always get a thank you.

Betty G

AN EASY DAY FOR DEAN

Dean is tired of being tired and I can't blame him.  He isn't used to sleeping so much but I am thankful he has a recliner to catch him.
Today he has to have his blood checked INR, that is to see how thin it is.
That is almost weekly.

Dean and I read a lot.  We both read Franklin Graham's book, "Living Beyond the Limits," and neither of us could put it down.  It is a terrific book, we recommend it.  Denny will get it next.

I also read  of Zig Ziglar's writings and I think I'll check with the library to see if they have any of his books, they should be good.

For instance, he writes, "We need to carve out a time so that prayer is a priority to us.  The pressures we face each day will threaten to crowd out our time with God, so we need to guard our time of prayer.... Prayer isn't just a self-improvement exercise.  When we pray, we are connecting with a living Person who loves, grieves, laughs and hears."

"It changes our lives and motivates us to live each day in the prescence and with the power of the Lord God."

Remember prayer - actually God does change things.

Enjoy, 
Betty G

Sunday, April 22, 2012

THIS ONE IS A FAVORITE HYMN

I am still reading in this hymnal from my teenage years and this is a favorite.
You will never hear me sing it, this 86-year-old-voice sounds more like a
frog is loose!!!

                    LIVING  FOR  JESUS

Living for Jesus a life that is true,
Striving to please Him in all that I do.
Yielding allegiance, gladhearted and free,
This is the pathway of blessings for me.

chorus
O Jesus, Lord and Saviour, 
I give myself to Thee, 
For Thou, in Thy atonement, 
Didst give Thyself for me.
I own no other Master 
My heart shall be Thy throne,
My life, I give, henceforth to live,
O Christ, for Thee alone.

verse 2
Living for Jesus who died in my place,
Bearing on Calvry my sin and disgrace.
Such love constrains me to answer His call
Follow His leading and give Him my all.

verse 3
Living for Jesus, wherever I am,
Doing each duty in His Holy Name.
Willing to suffer affliction or loss,
Deeming each trial a part of my cross.

verse 4
Living for Jesus through Earth's little while,
My dearest treasure, the light of His smile.
Seeking the lost ones He died to redeem,
Bringing the weary to find rest in Him.

 I played and sang this as a teenager, may I never forget it!

Enjoy,
Betty G

Saturday, April 21, 2012

WEATHERMAN SAYS RAIN TODAY

The weatherman says rain today, but I only see sunshine this morning..
Denny will be here to cut the lawn so we know it is spring.  Temps have been low so often lately I have expected to see frozen signs for the flowers but they haven't been hurt.
  
Dean won't be working in the yard, at least I hope he isn't.  He has finished his radiation treatments as of yesterday, but he is really tired and has lost his energy.  It will take time I am told to get his strength back.  He won't know if the treatments cleared him until July.  So we will watch and pray.


For now we are two old people taking it easy.

Happy Spring, 
Betty G
 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

AN UNFAMILIAR HYMN

I am 86 years  old and I have a hymnal from the church I belonged
to as a teenager.  I played the piano and sometimes the organ and
this is a hymn I do not remember. I really like the words, they are
perfection.
So I am posting it to remember it now that I have found it.

The title is "BELIEVE!  BELIEVE!" 

The question cometh over and over  From those by sin enslaved, 
"How can I find the open door, What shall I do to be saved?"

The chorus -
Believe, believe, believe, and thou shalt be saved, saved, saved,
The debt for you He paid, The sacrifice He made,
O lift Thine eyes and see, and from your sins be free,
Believe, believe! and Jesus receives, And thou shalt be saved!
saved! saved !
2nd verse
Believe in His redeeming grace, from sin He will set free.
Your soul will find a hiding place, In Him eternally.

3rd verse
He is the true and living way, On Him you can depend,
He'll keep and guide day by day, He is your dearest friend.

Remember,
Betty G





AN UNFAMILIAR HYMN

I am 86 years old and I have a hymnal from the church I belonged to when I was a teenager.  I played the piano and sometimes the organ those years.  This old hymnal is ragged and loose pages are a problem but I will always keep it.

Going through it tonight I noticed this hymn that I do not remember and I wish I did. 
So I am posting it for myself.  The words are perfection.

The title is Believe! Believe!

The question  cometh over and over From those by sin enslaved, How can I find the open door,   What shall I do to be saved?

Sunday, April 15, 2012

REQUESTING PRAYER FOR MY BROTHER

I am asking for prayer for my brother  who is very ill in the hospital in Arkansas.  He has several serious problems so prayer is very important.
My brother is nine years younger than I am and is a very devout Christian.  I believe God has much for him to do yet and he will continue to serve the Lord for a long time .
I thank you now, for prayers you will offer for his health and that God will keep him busy for Him and will keep him in His service.

Thank you,
Betty G 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Answer to baptism

Easter we didn't get to church.  We are both slow and not able to get going.  We did get to Betty's for Easter dinner.  She had a houseful and it was nice to see everyone.

Someone this weekend asked about Jesus' baptism.  I can only give the Scripture that explains it.
First it says water baptism does not save us.  It only identifies us, who we are. WAter baptism is under the law.

Romans 3:28.  "Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law."

The big question was what does baptism into His (Jesus') death mean?

Romans 6:3.  "Know ye not, that so many of us were baptized into His death?""Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father even so we also should walk in newness of life."

v10. "For in that He died, He died unto sin once, but in that He liveth, He liveth unto God"

I John 4,10." Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son, to be the payment for our sins."
I John:15.  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he   is God."

I think surely soneone can explain this better that I can.  So I hope someone will.  And I thank you.

Betty G

Friday, April 06, 2012

Changing Times

Dr. David Jeremiah has been a gret help to me since I  am such a stay-at-home.  I hear in on TV and read his books and writings.  One subject was how things change, yet they stay the same.

He is saying, "The world is changing, but the more it changes, the more is stays the same.  People are still sinners.  Sin is still awful. Death is still coming.  Judgement is still waiting.  The grace of God is still available.  And the Gospel of Jesus Christ is still our only hope."

Paul in I Corinthians 15, said, "that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures."

We can remember Jesus died for us, He was raised from that death for us,  but that will never change.  It's wonderful to remember He promises Heaven when we surrender to Him.

Remember,
Betty G


Wednesday, April 04, 2012

AN EASTER SONG

Want a song for Easter?  Here is "Because He Lives!"


God sent His son, they called Him Jesus,
He came to love, heal, and forgive.
He lived and died, to buy my pardon,
An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

Chorus:
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know, He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

Enjoy, Happy Easter,
Betty G

IT'S EARLY MORNING

It's s early morning and Dean is still asleep.  He sleeps later beside he is tired, it's not like him though.
We have been spoiled by the warm days and I love it.   But this morning temps are below freezing.  Our day promises sunshine so it will warm up some.
I'll check the flower beds when morning light comes.  So many flowers have popped up everywhere and it's too early in the season..

I am reading Romans still, and only so far as Romans 1:15.  This is where Paul says "the Gospel is the power of God unto salvation for everyone that believes.
In the Greek it is "dunamis."  It is our "dynamite" power and for salvation.
But only to the one who believes it.
This verse is very important and is for everyone.

But I only wish my mind would  hold memory. This is so simple surely I can remember it's God's Word is dynamite.  It should be easy to keep in mind.

Take care,
Betty G

Friday, March 30, 2012

REST FOR THE WEEKEND

Dean keeps saying he is fine.  I pray it is so.  He has 14 to go in April. 

Our church as its first Sunday in the new building.  I don't know if Dean plans to go.  He probably will if he isn't too tired.  Then the next Sunday is Easter and we plan to be at Betty's.  Maybe, it is iffy.   She will have a houseful.






It's  cold and dreary today.  Sunday  is promised to be warm and beautiful.  Let's hope so.

Not really much news.  We are just resting .

Take care,
Betty G










Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 16 for Dean, 17 to go!

Sunny but only 59 temp and a cold wind.  So it 's not a good day to sit on the porch in my swing.

Dean's day at the cancer clinic was as it always is, not long but it made him tired.
Thank you Lord for his recliner.

In the mail today was a request for donation to the USO.
I know the USO is good. I was a part of it in WW  2 before I married Dean, before I even knew him.
I remember being there nearly every day.  I would leave after work in Little Rock and walk most of the time from Little Rock over the Arkansas River bridge to downtown North Little Rock to the USO building and stay for a couple of hours and then take the long bus ride home.
I remember good times like games , table pingpong and the like and just talking with the soldiers.  The talents  they brought like piano playing.  It was Salvation Army sponsored.  Many good memories.

And wouldn't you guess?  It was there I met Dean.  And before long  he was riding the bus with me and meeting my family.  My times at the USO were over.  It was three months and we were married, 1945.

By the way, I am reading Romans slowly in the Bible.  My memory gets shorter all the time and even much of the Bible is slipping away so I have to remind myself to get busy with reading again and again.

I hope others will remember this, you can forget so read things you want to remember again and again.  Don't let yourself forget.

Take care,
Betty G

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A DREARY DAY, WINDY AND CLOUDY

Dean is still having problems with bladder infection, now the doctor says it is because his sugar is too high.
So, it means another round of antibiotics. He says he feels fine anyway.

We are expecting colder temps all this week. Hope other people are having good weather.

Know This Hymn? It's been a favorite of mine for all my years.

"Trust and Obey"
When we walk with the Lord, In the Light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way,
While we do His good will, He abides with us still, And with all who will trust and obey.
Trust and Obey, for there's no other way, To be happy in in Jesus, but to trust and obey.


Take care,
Betty G

Sunday, March 25, 2012

SUNDAY

Beautiful day, too nice for March. Peg and Denny are here raking some of the flower beds. We had them covered with leaves all winter. So many flowers are up but it is too early.

Dean got outside for a while. Yesterday he slept the entire day. Today he is still just tired.
Tomorrow he starts another week of treatments at the cancer clinic, then 19 more in April.

Our church's last day at the old location was today. Then the 28th is moving day into the new location and April 1 is the first day in the new church. We aren't sure if we will get there or not.

I am very thankful that so many are praying for Dean's healing.. Our Heavenly Father is taking care of him and I thank Him also.

Take care,
Betty G

Back Again

I haven't been writing for my blog but I don't believe anyone was reading it so why write.

So I thought I'd just write for myself since I have the blog and it should be read by me.

So for myself I want to remind myself I have a Savious, Jesus Christ, alive in Heaven who looks after me and all my family. He has always been faithful to me and I know He cares and listens to my problems. I do believe He loves to hear my thank yous to Him for things I see happening to my loved ones as as myself.

So I will try to write often for myself and I want to talk to Jesus and remember. He says all He wants from me is my trust and belief in Him and He will always be my Saviour.

Take care,
Betty G

Thursday, January 12, 2012

NEWT GINRICH IS STILL THE BEST T0 BEAT OBAMA

A conservative kingmaker editor, publisher, in New Hampshire is telling the truth for our hope of winning the election for the Republicans.

Joe McQuaid is saying Gingrich is the best candidate. He has called Mitt Romney the "worst candidate" and a "disaster for the GOP"

The New Hampshire publisher tells us how Mitt's focus is as I have said, "just one of our problems, the economy, versus a guy like Gingrich who is a real forward thinker." Gingrich gives good ideas on a lot of subjects needed to be corrected to win.

Romney, in a round about way, could get the nomination , but he would not beat Obama. The simple reason, conservatives will not vote for him, and Democrats will vote for Obama and because he is the only Democrat running. Like Rick says, that's the way the ball would bounce.

The way I see it, we had better vote for Gingrich to clean up our country from the mess Obama has made. He is a man of ideas and "a tough, smart Reagan conservative who brought the GOP out of 40 years in the wilderness, reformed welfare, and balanced the federal budget."

We had better get our heads on straight and understand this is the way it is.

Betty G