Welcome to my eclectic journey of my life and delights. This year my theme is surrendering my writing pen to the true author, Jesus Christ, while looking forward to the future, reflecting on the past and dancing through my journey.




Monday, April 6, 2015

Eternity and Life on Earth



Reflecting on the season which holds all the truths of the gospel, I was humbled as the Lord reminded me that He died for our sins and life in eternity.  I was reminded that this world is temporary.



This was brought home when I visited my grandmother, who is 98, and will see the Lord soon.  We were able to visit a little through her medicine and pain she is suffering in this closing act of her life.  My reassurance is her wonderful relationship with the Lord, and the comfort that she will see Him soon.  She is looking to eternity.


Benjamin came into a new understanding of the Gospel this season, partly due to our daily reading of the Word and part from the Passover Experience we visited.  If you are one who serves in Easter Programs my I say thank-you. If you ever wondered if others are affected by your efforts, may I be one to say YES.

As we gathered early for our family celebration I enjoyed being creative with our food for the Saturday brunch.  I made bread cones and then stuffed them with chicken salad with dill coming from the top to make them look like a carrot.  World Market helped with rabbit, eggs and spring pasta for our pasta dish. I also set up a Soda bar, which was so much fun.  Salad on a stick gave a salad a new twist.  Fruit topped off the brunch.  Spring...a season of bright colors.



Of course there were also pictures of  the grandsons. 




We had fun getting to know our son's girlfriend and the fact that she took violin lessons as a child.

Our daughter had pregnancy pictures..twins are doing great!!  Still looking toward June.


Our oldest son and wife will be expecting their third in September.  My precious Joshua also celebrated his 4th birthday last week.  What a miracle these last two years have been.  Joshua came to live with them 2 years this March.


A season of watching the circle of life and Praising God that He holds it all in His hands. 

Rejoice, the Lord who has redeemed you is worthy of your love and worship.
Paul David Tripp - New Morning Mercies



Happy 29th Birthday to our son Allen!  He and his wife just bought a huge home that will be undergoing a huge re-do...pictures will be coming.  It is a 1950's Mid-century and our oldest son will be bring it to life with is gift of home building.

9 Joining in with more words:

Pom Pom said...

Hi, J! I can't wait to see more pictures of the home redo! I love that era!
Yay for your sweet and growing family!
Your Easter spread was so creative! Good job!
Sending love your way!

Farm Girl said...

How wonderful and I just love God's blessing in your life. Such a sweet time of life. I am so happy God is blessing you like He is and I love that picture of your daughter with the horse. The other pictures are just wonderful.

Vee said...

What a precious grandmother and I love that you are not the invisible woman and that you have your photo taken with those precious grands of yours. Oh my! This is going to be an exciting year in the grandchild department!

Debbie said...

Soo happy for you with all God's already blessed you with in the grand kid department, and now 3 more coming! So exciting. Your Easter meal looked wonderful too! Enjoy the rest of your week!

Rebecca said...

Clearly your life will not be slowing down in the near future :)
Sharing your joy in Jesus and the blessings of family life. ♥

Debbie Petras said...

I just read the news about your grandma on Facebook. Happy to learn that you will see her again in heaven. Sending hugs to you.

Love,
Debbie

Sonja Goodson said...

Beautiful pictures and such a special tribute to your grandmother. I always love seeing your family Janette, and now new little lives are being added each year. Precious!

podso said...

Your family is rapidly expanding! It looks like a wonderful time together. Those busy boys looked very still and peaceful but I bet they are pretty active!

Sandy said...

I always love seeing all the pictures of your beautiful family. I look forward to the precious new additions on the way. And it will be exciting to see how your son restores the new house. I love decorating before and afters. As for your dear grandmother, I read on Facebook that she is now with her Lord. I have been praying for all of you and rejoicing that her suffering is over.

Hugs~

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