Sunday, September 23, 2012


Today I am missing my Dad. No particular reason, I just wanted to talk to him. He has been gone about a year now. I do believe in Jesus, and what he taught in John 14. He has many rooms he is preparing for those who trust in him. Are you on the list?

It is really easy to be a Christ-follower. 1." All have sinned and come short of the glory of God". Romans 3:23  2."Believe on the LORD Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved-you and your household." Acts 16:31  3. Confess our sins. "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness". 1 John 1:9

Making a public confession of faith is an important step in becoming a Christ-follower. Revelations gives us a glimpse of events to come. Revelation 22:15 tells of those who are left out.

I wanted to ask my Dad about his mother. She died when he was 8. The tombstone says she was born, Lela M. Brown on 2/6/1898 and died 1/8/1936, just less than a month after she lost her infant son.  Paul Freeman born 11/18/35 and died on 12/12/1935.Was she a Christian? She was only 38......Did she know Jesus? I hope to meet her one day. I have a few pictures of her, but the latest one I acquired from my aunt's album is interesting. I guess they did not smile in those days. She is the teacher on the far right. An educator, teaching others to read and write. What a rich heritage of helping others. How did her death impact his life? My sisters and I enjoyed every minute of mother's teaching until she went home to be with the LORD at age 80. How are we influenced by our mothers and fathers? For those in education, while it may be difficult to have the salaries based on student performance, let's not lose sight of the real reason for teaching:helping others!

On a lighter note....are you enjoying the cooler weather yet? Fall is such a special time of year! Don't we love the changes in color and temperature? May the LORD richly bless you and yours as we begin shortly the holiday season. (Only 61 days until Christmas!)


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  1. Such a wonderful post. My husband and I often comment when we see older pictures that people didn't smile back then. I was just looking at the children. Two boys and one girl are smiling. As we say in the South, "Bless their hearts".

    Yes, the plan of Salvation is so simple, but seems so hard for some. Thanks for sharing the Word, and for visiting and leaving a comment! Have a blessed week.

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog - Dee at the Carlton & for your encouragement. Your post is lovely - I lost my mother 6 months ago & I think so often of the things left unsaid & unasked as we lived across the miles. As you say - you miss them at times when it suddenly comes to you that you need their guidance or advice ....

    I have my great, great grandfather hanging in our diningroom because he has always been in family homes & so he came to live with us along with another great great grandfather & mother but they are not up because my hubby says they look too severe when he is trying to eat hehehe

    I am a teacher now working with children from 5-16 who are educated outside mainstream education & it is the moments when things slot into place that are so special, to know you have made a difference, however small.

    Thanks again for the visit, may your week be blessed x

    Dee at the Carlton


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