Sunday, September 26, 2010

Today is my Daddy's Birthday~ This Story is A Tribute To Him~


Left to right is their names, Lula, Willie, Myrtle and second picture, left to right is Floyd, Rue and Rube.





Today is the anniversary of my Dads birth. 1903 - 1972~


These folks were not very old then, but I was only in the seventh grade in 1956. So, they seemed old to me.


They were not only related, but they were the best of friends.These pictures were taken in Muscatine, Iowa. My family moved back to Missouri that fall.



My mother died the very next year at the age of 51 years. My dad was never the same after she had to leave their family and him behind. I didn't realize then like I do now that her purpose here on earth was finished. So much of my Dad left with her that night she died from a massive heart attack. It seemed as though he never did get over missing her. He lived, if you can call it that, in other words he existed for several more years. He died during the Christmas Holiday Season of 1972. He sufffered with cancer for little over a year after he found out that he had colon cancer. He worked very hard at several things during his lifetime and raised a very large family with two special ladies.




My Dad was a child of the Most High God. He beleaved in Jesus as his Personal Saviour. I can say without a doubt that both of my parents were born again Christians. I did not say that they were perfect people, but they were forgiven people. It is my Mom and my Dad that I must thank for exposing me to the ways of God when I was a young child. They taught me the Golden Rule, as they taught all of their children, that we were to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. They were responsible for me going to church, even if it was in the little old school house. There I leaned a lot of the Holy Scriptures, which included the Ten Commandments. They practiced what they beleaved. I miss them very much, but I know that they would not want to come back to this old sin filled world. I know that they will be two of Gods special people who will be smiling at me when I enter Heavens Gates! There will be no more sorrow or heartaches, no more death. There will only be happiness there because there will not be any sin or darkness of any kind because the Light will be the Son. The Son will be the Light!!



My Dad loved and raised eleven children to adulthood. There were two sets of twins. They were a boy and a girl each, with only the girls surviving after they were born. My youngest half-sister was a twin and I was the other one. There were seven girls and four boys all together. They have a lot of decendents,,,a lot of little Lambs running around this world raising their own families.



The reason I say this is because our last name is Lamb.



Look at the pictures and tell me which couple is my parents.




I have put a link to an article from Barbara Walters, about the afterlife and how different people beleave about it. I know how it will be because the Bible tells us just how it will be. It all depends on our choices in our lives here on earth. If we do not make a decision to follow God,,,we have made the decision to do the opposite.



John 3:16 kjv tells it the way it is. It is written like this.



John 3:16 kjv For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life


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If you want to check it out at your convenience. Here is the link.




http://abcnews.go.com/International/Beliefs/story?id=1374010





Or you can check it out this way.


Heaven -- Where Is It? How Do We Get There?




Barbara Walters Explores the Meaning of Heaven and Afterlife


Nearly nine out of 10 people in the United States say they believe in heaven, according to a recent ABC News poll. But what exactly do people think of when they think of an afterlife and what do they believe is required to get there? Barbara Walters travels to India, Israel and throughout the United States, interviewing religious leaders, scientists, believers and non-believers alike to get a range of perspectives on heaven and the afterlife. From Valhalla to Nirvana Every culture has... Full Story

Friday, September 24, 2010

Claudeans Flowers & More

Claudeans Flowers & More

High Squirrel~

High Squirrel
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A single slip would be certain death or at the very least a
severe injury.

I watched it run carelessly amidst what most would consider
extreme danger.

It was a squirrel.

It ran across power lines located over 30 feet above the
pavement. It seemed to dance, dart and dash above me as I stood
transfixed in the church door.

It was a MountainWings Moment.

Here was a creature in what I thought was great danger. Such a
situation would have me nearly paralyzed with fright.
The squirrel danced.

I thought of the many people whom I knew. I thought how some
lived like the squirrel, looking in front of them but never
dwelling on what’s behind or below. They had tough situations
in life. Frankly, some of the situations could make you
shudder; yet, they were happier than many with far smoother
conditions.

That simple squirrel on the electric wire taught me something.

I took my cell phone and snapped a picture of it. It’s not a
high quality picture; it was a cell phone and the sun was setting
but it captured the spirit of the squirrel.

Even when you face tough situations.
Even when things are down to a thin line for support...
Even when unpleasant things could happen if you fail or fall...
Even when the wind starts blowing.

Dance.


~A MountainWings Original~

Friday, September 17, 2010

Deanie's World: My Testimony

Deanie's World: My Testimony:

"I have a very deep Faith in God, who is my Heavenly Father!

I have been saved by the shed blood of his Son Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvery. I beleave in a Risen Saviour who now sits on the right hand of God. God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit co-equal. Jesus will return to claim His chosen people, the called according to His Will. Jesus has said in His Holy Word the Bible that no one comes to the Father but by me.
Our Anniversary is March 28th. I have been married to a wonderful man for 44 years, who loves God and His ways. We have always seeked Gods will in our lives. I am a mother of two fine sons, a mother-in-law to two special girls and I have one very handsome grandson who is twenty two. I am a retired activities director at a long term care facility. I volunteer at our local food pantry, it is called The Samaritan Center.. I feel so blessed to have been able to help there since I have retired. My hobbies are flower arranging in baskets and other containers. I have had the honor of designing and creating the flowers for several weddings and flowers for our church. My husband and I enjoy fishing at the lake near by us. We both enjoy flea marketing and reminscenscing about the good old days.

Our lives evolve around our children,our church family and our family and friends . I also have the privilege of singing in the choir at our church. A little Southern Baptist Church that is over one hundred years old.
I especially like to spend all the time I can on my computer. I have made so many friends online. The computer is such a good learning experence, with always something new to do, such as blogging and my groups.
I have loved Jesus as my Savior since I was eleven years old. I depend on Him to direct my life as I could do nothing without Him."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Here is Some Good Advice~

Look back and thank God.

Look forward and trust God.

Look around and serve God.

Look within and find God!"


God closes doors no man can open and
God opens doors no man can close.