My Final Cry

I cry when I am happy.

I cry when I’m in pain.

I cry when I’ve lost a loved one

over and over again.


I’ve cried at many a wedding.

I cried when I first gave birth.

At times in depths of despair,

I have cried for all I was worth.


I’ve cried tears of joy in God’s presence.

I’ve cried when I’ve felt so inspired.

I have tears for ‘most every occasion.

I think it’s the way that I’m wired.


I’ve cried during times of exhaustion.

I’ve cried when I felt faint and weak.

With tears I am very familiar.

It’s much like a language I speak.


It’s hard for me to imagine.

There will come a time one day.

There will be no more need for crying.

For God will wipe all tears away.


But before He erases all sorrow,

when I reach that heavenly place,

I hope He’ll allow tears of wonder

when at last I behold His face!



Rev 21:1-4 ” And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”  


This Day I Will Marry My Friend…….

The One I Laugh With, Live For, Dream With, Love..

These were the words that were printed on the front of our wedding invitation. This blessed event took place 27 years ago on this day. I’m thankful to still be married to the man to whom I made a vow (and him to me) so long ago.

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful husband!

Je t’aime plus d’aujourd’hui qu’hier mais pas autant que demain!

Each for the other

and both for the Lord.

Oh, darling sweetheart,

let the angels record;

Vows sweetly spoken;

may they never be broken;

Each for the other

and both for the Lord.

John Peterson

Cool Wedding Cake

Have you ever seen a wedding cake like this one? The bride and groom are both chess enthusiasts, so this was very fitting for them.

This is Richard and Alliana, the happy couple who were married on October 18. We are happy for these two godly, dedicated young people and know that God has great things in store for them. Congratulations, Richard and Alliana!

Let Them Eat Cake!

This was the cake that we had at Jesse and Lynna’s weddding on Friday.  There were two things I really liked about the cake.  It is shaped like a fancy hat box, which I think is really nice.  This was also by far the best tasting wedding cake I’ve ever had!  It was a very light,part vanilla, part chocolate with toffee pieces in the center.  Just delicious!

If you want to see more pictures of the wedding, please visit Jen’s blog at   Congratulations to two very fine young people, Jesse and Lynna Willoughby!

Wedding Of A King

This Saturday, we were privileged to be able to attend the wedding of Karissa Horton and Adam King.  Our family was first introduced to Karissa about 3 years ago through Bible quizzing.  We actually only met Adam a couple of months ago at a conference.  They are both fine, dedicated young people that live for God and love Him with all their hearts.  I have been to many weddings over the years, but this is one of the nicest ones I’ve ever attended.  There were a couple of things that really stood out to me.  The first one was the humility and grateful spirit of this couple.  Before Karissa went up on the platform to be with the groom, she stopped and read something that she had written for her parents which so beautifully expressed her love and gratitude to them for the sacrifices they made to give her a godly upbringing.  It was very moving, and my husband and I (I’m sure along with many others.) were wiping away the tears.  They also wrote their own vows to each other, which were also very touching.  The second thing that stood out to me was the prayer that they had for this couple.  Brother Nathaniel Wilson, the senior pastor had the parents, family members and other ministers come up on the platform for the prayer.  I don’t ever remember feeling the power of God like that before in a wedding.  Bishop Wilson extended an invitation to the congregation to lift their hands in worship to God, because the presence of the Lord was so evident there.  I told my husband at the conclusion of the ceremony that I felt like I had “had church.”  The weather was just right for the outdoor reception which was held at Natomas Park in Sacramento.  Below are some shots from the reception.  My pictures at the church did not turn out very good, but I’ll include a few of them as well.  I look forward to hearing great things about this sweet couple and their work for the kingdom of God.


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