Category Archives: Church

A Love Feast

What’s a love feast? It’s probably easiest to write about what a love feast isn’t! It isn’t an orgy. It isn’t a bunch of druggies seeking a cheap thrill. It isn’t teenagers experimenting with what is sacred and intended for … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Meeting, Celebrate, Childhood, Church, Confession, Encounter, Friends, Iowa, Love Feast, Me, Memories, Relationship with God | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Goodbye to Winter

It’s March in Michigan. That means winter is still here but spring is coming! We still have lots of snow. The temperature this morning is 36 but it’s supposed to go up as high as in the 50’s today. We … Continue reading

Posted in Birds, Church, Created by God, Disappointment, Flowering Crab Tree, Fowl, Me, Michigan, Photo Shoot, Robins, Spring, Trees, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Dad

Today was my dad’s birthday and he would have turned 104 today, if he had lived! He died just four days before he would have turned 96, on December 18, 2005. I miss him so much. And at the same time … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Colorado, Dad, Family, History, Iowa, Memories, Mother, USA, Williamson, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Saying Good-bye and Renewing Friendships

Today I said “Good-bye” to my cousin, Erma. It was time…she was 95 years young. But it’s hard to say good-bye, even when they’re older. She was a cousin on my dad’s side of the family. Her mother lived to … Continue reading

Posted in Bald Eagle, Barns, Cemetery, Chicago, Church, Cousins, Dad, Death, Family, Funeral, Gene, Illinois, Iowa, Life, Like, Me, Michigan, Pam and Gene, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ninety-nine and… Part III

Living new lives as born-again Christians brought both joy and sorrow to Corina and Glen. The peace and joy they felt with each other and with God was so wonderful. But, was it worth all the turmoil it caused in … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Corina, Dad, Decisions, Family, Frustration, Glen, History, Iowa, Life, Lorraine, Me, Mother, Rain, Relationship with God, Richard, Storm, USA, Williamson, Wind | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Day To Honor… And Remember…

September 4, 2013 was a day to remember both my mother and my sister, Lorraine. It was the day of the memorial service for Mother and it was the day that one year ago Lorraine suddenly died. So it was … Continue reading

Posted in Archers, Ashlee, Banfords, Bazans, Bill, Bill & Vel, Brother, Chris, Christy, Church, Colorado, Corina, Daughter, Death, Family, Friends, Grandchildren, Heidi, Justin, Lisa, Lorraine, Me, Memorial, Memories, Mother, Music, Pam, Relationship with God, Richard, Sisters, Susan, Tim | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ninety-nine and… Part II

School was out for the summer, 1932, so Corina went to visit her Aunt Pauline and Uncle Tony Parrish, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Her own family was now living in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It was the summer between her junior … Continue reading

Posted in Aanas, Alcohol, Babies, Church, Corina, Drinking, Family, Frustration, Glen, Graduation, History, Iowa, Lorraine, Me, Mother, Relationship with God, Richard, USA, Wedding, Wisconsin | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

An Interesting Day All In The Day Of Me

My mother, age 99 1/2, has been having some physical problems the last few days. I’ve been so worried about her. I have a ticket to go to visit her in a couple of weeks but maybe I  shouldn’t wait … Continue reading

Posted in Baby Shower, Cell Phone, Church, Friends, Halloween, Me, Mother, The Netherlands | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Special But Emotional Weekend

Late Friday night our daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Gene, came from Chicago. They came for the memorial service of our good friend, Joan Schloemann. Besides being good friends, Joan and Penn were the youth workers at our church all … Continue reading

Posted in Alaska, Baptism, Church, Friends, Hunter, Joan, Life, Memorial, Memories, MFMC, Michigan, Pam and Gene, Relationship with God, Worship | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Adapting…Drinking

After I wrote my last post on here about drinking alcohol, I had very interesting comments, both here and on facebook. So I had a visit with my pastor. I discovered that my church hasn’t exactly changed it rules, but … Continue reading

Posted in Adapting, Alcohol, Church, Drinking, History, Jerry, Me, Memories, Relationship with God | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments