Friday, March 26, 2010


Just noticed I have already posted half as many entries so far this year as all of 2009. Has to be better year.

Life Looms

For me so much new and exciting life seems to be just around the corner of time. Of course my philosophy of living Today completely and fully; energetically and with anticipation make it difficult to imagine More.

Two new babies; one coming any day; one not until autumn certainly mean More life. 'Ammy is quite exited about these impending births. The first could be deemed a tragedy or travesty if viewed from the wrong perspective. Every birth and new life is a miracle blessing from a loving God. But Baby Girl Kimmel will enter this world having both her parents enrolled in the PA penal system having plans to remain so incarcerated for several years. With both anticipation and anxiety we grandparents wait. Knowing God has planned this little life and placed her in our family evokes humility and awe.

Fear, not of God, sprouts from its ugly seed creating stubby bamboo like stumps designed for the tripping over. Need to go and read all the "but Gods" and "therefores" in the Bible and brush up on my knowledge and understanding of how able and ready my Lord is to bring triumph out of travesty. I know this to be true, Lord help me own it in my soul; again.

Our second little life arrives as the leaves turn and with temperatures moderate, maybe close to her "Ammy's birthday, which would be extra sweet. Oops, I said her, that is an unknown. Her parents, oops again, are working hard to create a safe and God-centered home, warm and comfy, full of love and laughter. My joy and pride are without limits.

Both babies will need a Savior, A God who is able to redeem and purchase their lives for eternity. So grateful am I that such a Savior Lives. He will provide for babies, parents, and grandparents all that they need to nurture and raise this next generation.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Health Care No Thank You

I am disturbed by the impending vote in the US House of Representatives. Though it has been years since I have studied the Constitution, it was an attempted minor during one of my stabs at a college degree I am appalled at the shedding it has been exposed to of late. And tonight if this bill becomes law; it will not longer be the "Law of the Land", but will become merely a few paragraphs in a Jr. High American History text and no more. If I believed in the current bill and saw it as a potential law of moral value and consequence I would even yet cry out against the abhorrent process it will have taken to become law.

The authors of the Constitution were not saints or even all Christians as some conservative advocates would have us believe. But, they were men who passionately believed in a form of government that would serve an energetic young land; in a form or government that would/could stand the test to time. The language used is both very specific and purposely general so that it could bend with the season but not change with the times.

What we see now is a change so drastic that I believe the parchment is not only cracked but broken. Beyond repair? Only God knows. Confident in His plan, I am confident of my future. But the future of the United States of America, for that I am pierced with an aching loss, knowing as a Nation we have lost our most treasured of freedoms; the guarantee of a voice in our government.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

New Computer

Nothing exciting, 'cept for a new computer. Little mini Dell. I like the lightweight, but the keyboard will take some getting used to; of course it is bigger than the keyboard on my blackberry...which I am still getting used to. No pictures on here either so this will be a boring post.
I wish I had the energy to tell the story of my 10pm ditch digging the other night in my PJ's. Barn floor flooded, sufice it to say I am VERY glad no one had a camera in the area.. thanks so much for the kind words about my last blog entry. So near to my heart are my boys. So proud of the grown ones, so excited to see what God is going to do in the lives of the youngers...

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

two boys in a bed

Gotta love those cell phone pictures. What a pair. Two little monkeys...not jumping in the bed while Grandma Bev is watching at least. I mean do they look like they would cause anyone any trouble at all ?
Do they remind me of two other little boys I knew once. Oh my yes. The older the spitting image of his father and the younger, in body style and shape very similar to his Uncle Ben. Best friends, worst enemies; a dynamic duo like no other. Once upon a time I nicknamed them the last Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer. Country boys from sunup to sunset. Wanderers, hunters, climbers, swamp rats even. Bread and lunch meat, BB gun, a couple pocket knives; a whole day stretched ahead created for adventure and conquest. Secrets shares and dreams lived out fearlessly with great passion. Innocence and evil lurking and living with a gusto not even imagined by the adults charged with their care. Bound by the heart entwined in spirit, forever brothers; forever friends.
The two in the bed, what will they share? How will they fill their days? The times they have 'a changed. The world the brothers inhabit is spun just a bit tighter, and adventure is often found in a digital fantasy; where play is controlled by a thumb and adventures are built one imaginary level at a time. My prayer is that dust will tint their fair blond hair. and mud, will be ground into their denim pants. I dream for them of conquests deep in the woods that they alone will own, of secrets and naughty times laced with the innocence of youth and bound up in the passion of family love.
My dreams are big, but so is my God, and He will direct their paths.

Monday, March 01, 2010

read feb 29 not march 1,,,oops

the upmost for his highest: Oswald Chambers Feb 29

"What is the thing that not only disturbs you but makes you a disturbance? It is always something you can not deal with yourself. (Luke 18:14) Persist in the disturbance until you get face to face with the Lord Himself; do no deify common sense. When Jesus asks us what we want Him to do for us in regard to an incredible thing with which we are faced, remember He does not work in common sense ways, but in supernatural ways...If it is not an impossible thing, it is not a real disturbance. God will do the absolutely impossible...When once we see Jesus, He does the thing as natural as breathing. Our agony comes through willful stupidity of our own hearts. We wont believe, we wont cut the shoreline, we prefer to worry on."

Oh Lord, forgive my willful stupidity. Give me the faith and courage to be a disturbance for those I hold most dear.