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50th Wedding Celebration

Posted on July 13, 2016 at 6:40 AM


How many times can I say “God is good?” I know, but He is so good!! The kids threw a 50th Wedding Anniversary party for us yesterday. It was awesome! There were about 70 friends there who we’ve had over the 50 years. So many memories! So many connections! It was a true joy to be surrounded by them all in one room to celebrate with us.!

God had been working on my heart to give a salvation message at the party. It was a scary concept, but as I became more convinced that it was what God wanted, I said OK, and Holy Spirit and I wrote it out. 

Now the enemy did not want that to happen; he would tell me ‘You really should not do it. What will your friends think?’ Then on the day before the party, we found out that the place had no sound equipm“Lord, if You want me to speak the message, then I need a microphone.“ He put the idea of a Disc Jockey into my mind. As Bill and I headed out to the ent, no sound boards, nothing to play music. . . no microphone to speak into. I said,gym, my original ‘panic’ mellowed to a trust in God. While at the gym, I asked if anyone knew a DJ? Well it turns out one of the workers I had never met before, was a wedding planner. So I asked her for a name of a good, reasonably priced, DJ. She immediately came up with a name. I called him and left a message.


A little while later he returned the call and we got set up for the party. I know God set it up. He wanted us to have Ben. I don’t know all the reasons why, but Ben felt it was a special engagement just for him too. We blessed him with his fee; and perhaps that was part of it; he also really liked the salvation talk I spoke. Young Ben was blessed by the people and the friendships he watched as the day progressed. He loved the music we chose. It became a win~win situation all the way around, and we gave God the glory!


Before we renewed our vows with our Pastor, I spoke to the group. In a nutshell~ I told them that we love them so much and how God loves us all uniquely, and how we wanted to spend our eternity in heaven with them; however one needed to accept Christ’s gift of salvation before that could happen. Revelation tells about the end of time on this earth, and those who disdain God and reject Jesus will end up in the lake of fire.

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And with you, my friends, I also ask you to choose life:

Deuteronomy 30:19

I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you

that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses;

therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live.

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What a whirlwind it was with so many dear friends from past years blended with the new ones that are so special to us in recent years. It felt like our history passed before our eyes in the people who were there, for each person, each couple, brought wonderful memories with them. It became riding a train through our past, and each stop opened up a vista of good times. It is hard to put into words, but it was a marvelous party. We are so thankful for our 3 daughters who despite there own busy schedules, managed to plan this delightful day!


We are so thankful to our God Who planned it with them and filled the atmosphere with His love and joy. He was there enjoying the party too, because He loved seeing us having such a beautiful time, and He got the glory!

Yes, He is a good God who loves us each uniquely. Come my friends, if you have not yet chosen to accept Jesus as your Savior, take the step today! It will improve your life on earth and guarantee your eternity is heaven! I love you and can't wait to meet you on the other side!

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                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.