Thursday, January 6, 2011

Faith, Hope & Love

I've heard it said that right after Christmas is a time many will choose to make some changes in their decor.  Maybe it's the removing of all the Christmas clutter or just the reality it's time for a change, but I find myself in that mode this year. 
I had added a few things just before our company arrived. Hung the plaques that had set for months in the bathroom.  Pat put down some molding to cover the cracks where the flooring from one room to the next didn't match. Cleaned off the dining room table so I could put the pretty tablecloths on.

I picked these plaques up at Walmart.  Took down some fishing pictures in my office and added Faith, Hope & Love.  Everytime I walk down the hall I see them there.  A reminder of God's faithfulness thru the years. 

A few days ago I went to the Dollar Store to browse, sometimes find some little inspiring picture there.  I happened upon the long picture frames and my inspiration was off and running.  Two frames, 10 pictures and I had need to frame the grandkids and put them in one general location.  Desmond is a "grandkid" by absorbtion and a "son" by adoption and this past year became my little "brother in Christ".  This wall grouping allowed exact space for all 11 of them and just where I can see them and pray for each of them on a regular basis.

Which brings me a very special memory.  My grandma Ledford, my mother's mother.
She was a short little woman, about 4'9" I think.  She seemed much older than my dad's mother and totally different temperment.  Can't say I ever remember her scolding or harsh, just "grandma". 

                                                    Grandma Ledford
It would be years after her death that I would come to know that she was a praying grandma.  I'm sure in watching the lives us children would be drug thru she spent a lot of hours praying for us.  By the grace of God and grandma's prayer we made it thru childhood and I believe I am where I am today because of her prayers.

I heard a story recently of a young man who had heard that everyone had someone who at sometime had prayed for them.   Well, he thought, I don't have anyone in my family who would pray so I don't know if that is true.  Shortly afterwards he met a young Christian woman, fell in love and thru her found a relationship with the Lord. He shared with her the idea that surely no one had ever prayed for him as he was growing up.
Well she said, "I have prayed for years for the man that God would lead me to to marry"   Interesting.....she had prayed for him even before she knew him.

So today.....I share my wall of "Faith, Hope and Love" and my grandchildren.
Know that this "Grandma" intends to continue to pray for each of you as your "Great Grandma" did for me.

And for some of you......I can "reach out and touch you" wherever you are.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Faith, Hope & Love

I've heard it said that right after Christmas is a time many will choose to make some changes in their decor.  Maybe it's the removing of all the Christmas clutter or just the reality it's time for a change, but I find myself in that mode this year. 
I had added a few things just before our company arrived. Hung the plaques that had set for months in the bathroom.  Pat put down some molding to cover the cracks where the flooring from one room to the next didn't match. Cleaned off the dining room table so I could put the pretty tablecloths on.

I picked these plaques up at Walmart.  Took down some fishing pictures in my office and added Faith, Hope & Love.  Everytime I walk down the hall I see them there.  A reminder of God's faithfulness thru the years. 

A few days ago I went to the Dollar Store to browse, sometimes find some little inspiring picture there.  I happened upon the long picture frames and my inspiration was off and running.  Two frames, 10 pictures and I had need to frame the grandkids and put them in one general location.  Desmond is a "grandkid" by absorbtion and a "son" by adoption and this past year became my little "brother in Christ".  This wall grouping allowed exact space for all 11 of them and just where I can see them and pray for each of them on a regular basis.

Which brings me a very special memory.  My grandma Ledford, my mother's mother.
She was a short little woman, about 4'9" I think.  She seemed much older than my dad's mother and totally different temperment.  Can't say I ever remember her scolding or harsh, just "grandma". 

                                                    Grandma Ledford
It would be years after her death that I would come to know that she was a praying grandma.  I'm sure in watching the lives us children would be drug thru she spent a lot of hours praying for us.  By the grace of God and grandma's prayer we made it thru childhood and I believe I am where I am today because of her prayers.

I heard a story recently of a young man who had heard that everyone had someone who at sometime had prayed for them.   Well, he thought, I don't have anyone in my family who would pray so I don't know if that is true.  Shortly afterwards he met a young Christian woman, fell in love and thru her found a relationship with the Lord. He shared with her the idea that surely no one had ever prayed for him as he was growing up.
Well she said, "I have prayed for years for the man that God would lead me to to marry"   Interesting.....she had prayed for him even before she knew him.

So today.....I share my wall of "Faith, Hope and Love" and my grandchildren.
Know that this "Grandma" intends to continue to pray for each of you as your "Great Grandma" did for me.

And for some of you......I can "reach out and touch you" wherever you are.

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