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It’s been a busy summer!

I wanted to start off by apologizing for being so sporadic in my posting this summer. I have 5 grandchildren that I get to offer care for during the summer. Sometimes it is a few hours a day and sometimes it is a weekend or even a whole week. I love writing when they are here because I can speak into their lives during the discussions it brings up but I can’t hear myself think when they are all here lately. I also get distracted by the programs they have going or the games they are playing instead of writing. Everyone is back in school this week and even the granddaughter I watch the most starts this year, so I will have a lot more quiet time. A VERY mixed blessing there. I plan to get right back on track now.

Two weekends ago we had our annual camp for the grandkids! I was SO glad that almost all of them came. We were only lacking one and it was due to distance and age. He is only 4 months old so wouldn’t be participating much and they live on the other side of the US from us. Looking forward to them joining in once they are done in the military. We had a GREAT time with the 8 who could attend and their parents. Can’t wait to see what next year holds for this amazing group!

Camp NaPa campers!

Please pray for me!

This is me right now!

I’m sorry for not writing the last three nights. I have been inundated with people and projects. My latest one is driving me CRAZY! I can’t get my books to balance and I am in need of prayer to find my mistake(s). I don’t know what to do at this point. PLEASE pray for me too. I can use all the wisdom I can get.

I promise to get back on track as soon as possible. Hoping for tomorrow!

More About Me

More about me, in case you are interested.

Nannie and her grandbabies 2013: Top: Damion, Jared. Left: Aurora. Right: Akuma. Lap: Eve, Eli, Cailyn. Nannie: Annette Vincent

Nannie and her grandbabies Dec. 2013: Top: Damion, Jared. Left: Aurora. Right: Akuma. Lap: Eve, Eli, Cailyn. Nannie: Annette Vincent

My mom sent me an email recently and told me that I don’t even have my name on my own page. She also wanted me to share some of my personal story too. When I started this blog, I was mainly concerned about stating what I was hoping to accomplish, and why I was going about it the way I was. I guess now is as good a time as any to peek behind the curtain and meet me.

This is hard for me to do because I don’t know what parts to share, so I’m going to go with some of the highlights from beginning to now. Feel free to skip any part you think too boring.

I am the second oldest child in a family with five children. We are my older sister (Karen), me (Annette), my brother (Tim), my second brother (Daniel), and my baby sister (April). Our home was seldom quiet with all of us running around getting into mischief. One of our favorite phrases, when my parents would leave us at home for some reason, was “Nobody tell on nobody and nobody gets in trouble.” My poor parents probably still don’t know half the things we got into, and I’m still not telling! The celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2011 so we at least didn’t destroy them in the process. Read more »

Welcome to my page “If I had walked with Jesus”

Walking with Jesus puzzle

Jesus on the shore of Galilee puzzle

First off, let me assure you that I am NO expert in the Religious field of study. I am an ordinary individual just like you, who is taking this opportunity to share bible study time with you. I like to go slow and imagine myself in that time and wonder what else was going on around what we read. I ask OODLES of questions and most of them won’t be answered here on earth.

Over the years I have had many ups and downs in my walk with Jesus, but I have never wandered so far away that I couldn’t hear him in the background calling to me. My heart grieves for those who have, but that is not my story. During my walk, especially in the down times, I have come to rely on journaling. It started with simply putting down my thoughts, pain in particular, and letting them lead me where they would. That process brought me a little peace but not nearly as much as I craved. When I finally invited my bible, and my Lord, into my journal time I began receiving more of the peace I was so desperately seeking. Is everything peaceful and perfect for me now? Not hardly!!

 

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