In our early 70′s, Jerry and I have been married 50 years. He is retired from Coats Thread Co.; I am a retired home designer and builder. Servant and disciple of Jesus Christ, I am presently serving as pianist at Christ Reformed Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia; wife/caregiver; prayer intercessor; writer; teacher; and also enjoy gardening; cooking with Jerry; our son, his wife, son and daughter; our daughter, her husband and four daughters.
God has revealed His glory to me through His Word; through His goodness in revealing my depraved nature and turning me to faith and repentance; through the circumstances of my life when His grace has proven to be all-sufficient. Growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ has never been greater than during the years of caring for grandchildren two days a week for seventeen years while our daughter worked as a physical therapist; and shortly after Jerry’s retirement, our caring for my mother with Alzheimer’s disease for 4 1/2 years. She died in August 2006; in September Jerry had emergency by-pass surgery on his left leg, which was not effective; and so the leg was amputated in October. For 4 1/2 years the wound from the amputation did not heal. Another surgery to remove a graft implanted during the by-pass surgery left another wound. After six months of wound treatment in Gainesville the stump was finally healed, but still with a chronic soreness. He is limited in his use of a prosthesis, but we are grateful for even that. We live daily looking for the signs of God’s grace, experiencing His presence and power, enabled by His Holy Spirit to see His goodness and glory in and through all things.
I have been writing of God’s grace and glory for twenty years, hundreds of articles and books not published; books started, but not finished; and am now working on what I pray will be finished soon—Worship That Springs from the Heart of God–a Sheep’s View.
The major purpose for this blog seems to be for a legacy for future generations. Wanting to add a category for music I am recording hymns and Psalms that my grandchildren can have (these are being lost to most children of this generation).
I will include quotes from the Puritans and the Reformers and basic truths of the Christian faith, specifically on the covenant of grace—applicable not only to the Presbyterian faith but to us as Baptists, and to all Protestants. Books that over my lifetime have proven true to our faith in Christ will be another category. A section for children is something else that we are working on, and a section for women; perhaps gardening, and cooking. I am open to any and all things that the Lord would want to include—for His glory and our joy.