Thursday, July 12, 2012


My Sunday School lesson for Sunday will be on Fanny  Crosby.  I know all of you are familiar with her songs and poems, also that she was blind.

"...One thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, but now I see."  John 10:25

Fanny Crosby was blind, yet saw more clearly than most could ever hope through the eyes of faith.
She wrote about 8000 songs or poems, maybe more, None was so enduring as Blessed Assurance.
A verse of this beloved song is on her tombstone.
Blessed Assurance,
Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a fore taste 
of glory Divine.
Heir of salvation,
purchased of God,
Born of His Spirit
washed in His blood.

Her life story is so inspiring.  Fanny moved to Bridgeport, Conn. to live with her sister at the age of 80.
There she dreamed of being able to see for the first time, as the words of her song reflect.
Perfect submission,
perfect delight,
Visions of rapture  
now burst on my sight.
Angels descending,
bring from above
Echoes of mercy
whispers of love.

Fanny lived just one month short of her 95th birthday.  One of her last hymns again reflected upon her faith that she would one day see, reflected in the lines;

And I shall see Him  face to face,
And tell the story, saved by grace.

This is my story, this is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long.

This is a wonderful story to tell your children.  It blessed my heart as I studied for my class.

Friday, July 6, 2012

As I sit here and look out the window,  the sun is shining and the birds chirping.  I thank the Lord for a beautiful day!  Our garden has been harvested and  my husband is getting ready for the fall garden.  Seem the Lord send just enough rain for the garden.

 I put up 9 qts of tomato sauce, 7 bags of green bell peppers for stuffed bell peppers,  about 6 qt bags of chopped bell pepper for seasoning.  Also tried my hand at a gallon of refrigerator pickles.  They turned out real crisp and were so easy.  Put up several bags of sliced okra to fry, the whole ones to go in field peas. (that is a southern dish.)  Before you set the table, the okra is taken out and served by itself.  Unless you are from the south  you are probably saying "yuck."

Oh, I forgot the squash we put up.  Several bags of sliced to fry later.  My husbands favorite.  

My heart goes out to all those that went through bad weather and flooding through out the states.  I know some of you were in some of it.  Just know our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain.
For purple mountains majesties, above the fruited plain.
America, America God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brother hood
From sea to shining sea.

O beautiful for pilgrim feet. Whose stern. impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat across the wilderness.
America, America ! God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self control,
Thy liberty in law.

Let's thank God for this great nation of ours.
Although it seems to be breaking down, yet it is the greatest nation on earth.  Everywhere we look our liberties seem to taken away,
yet it is the greatest nation on earth.  And it was bought with a price.  Thank God for AMERICA!