Friday, July 31, 2009


Shazaam...I woke with a start...what's that sound!? Ooh, Tomer left almost 20 minutes ago. Listening...Floor creaking. Now, if you have hardwoods you know that there's no sneaking around. More creaking, the sound of drawers opening. What??? Oh, Lord I am scared. The sound of papers shuffling, as someone rifles through the drawers. I am sore afraid...more creaking and NO phone in our bedroom. I bet tonight, my trusty cell phone will be well within reach! "Tom" I call answer. MUCH PRAYING...sudden quiet. sound. Ahh, Have they gone? What to do? With much trepidation, I softly slide out of bed. Opening the bedroom door, "please don't squeak?" one's in the hall. Okay, I'm going to make my way through the living's all clear and the front door is closed...big sigh.
Now, there's only the kitchen to investigate...with heart pounding...I poke my head into the doorway and there sits Tomer...happily writing out the bills. "You're home, I ask. Didn't you hear me call out?" "No," he replies and commences to tell me, that after he had left, the office called that the student wasn't going to class...he didn't have to do his bus run. So, he turned around and came home. Whew, what a relief! Thank you, Lord. I am safe, my home is intact and Tomer's here...I am blessed!!!

Love to All!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Trish's Thursday Thoughts

Quilt made by my sweet Granny Musser

1. After reading in the Book of Mark this morning, I realize that I, as a Christian, need to be politically minded and AWARE of events going on in this nation. In the 13th chapter of Mark, Jesus warns (words in red) about false prophets who deceive, even the elect. Hmm...But take heed, He has told us and pray! We see wars and rumors of not be afraid! Brother will betray brother, and a Father his child. Children will rise against parents! Do you see it? Watch therefore, lest when He comes He finds us sleeping! So, I watch Fox News Network, I am ready Lord...I am NOT sleeping!

2. I realize that my political posts are never popular, don't get many comments. But, life isn't just pie in the sky and not everyone has a bowl of cherries, to make that pie. I am and always will be informed...if the Lord lays things on my heart then you will find them here. I do not mean to be offensive, never would I, intentionally do that. BUT Jesus, offended some, who didn't like His message. And I am certainly not Jesus, just His servant...I need His strength to stand...we all do!

3. Lets see, today marks a new day in American History...The BEER SUMMIT. Such Class. Yes, our President is getting together for Brewskies with his pal Prof. Gates and Police Officer Crowley (whom he referred to as stupid) and more or less played the race card
when he opened his mouth to matters that do not concern him. Does this lowly gesture make amends for the things he said? Oh, and they won't even be drinking American beer.

4.National Health Care...thankfully the Democrat's didn't railroad this policy through like they did the Stimulus Package. Their August 1st deadline is not going to happen. And there are now more citizens against this Bill than for it! I pray that while our lofty politicians are on hiatus more of us rise up against it! Don't get me wrong...everyone deserves health care! Just not this socialism, that they are trying to push on us!! And if you are a Sr. Citizen...AARP is now backing this plan, when the people it will hurt the most are Sr. Citizens!!!

5. Lord, I am watching. My spirit awakened. I see what's happening in these United State of America...A land founded on faith in You. Are we now, so unlike our forefathers, that we don't care about the liberties of others!? God forgive us?
God bless you and God Bless America...again!

I possess the Greater One in me...because greater is He in me, than He who is in the world.----1 John 4:14

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wedding Dance

I just had to share this! Chances are you have seen this joy filled wedding procession. It gave me chills and made me cry to see the happiness on each face! So, in case you haven't seen it...I wanted you too! May God bless them with that JOY always!

Love to All!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

His Enduring Mercy

It has been a slow quiet day...started out cloudy and gray. But now the sun is just a shining! Haven't accomplished a lot and that's alright. I gave the bathroom and kitchen a good scrubbing yesterday..the rest can wait.
Read the word and pondered awhile on the back porch with my coffee. I was feeling unworthy of the blessings that God his bestowed upon us. While we enjoy very good health and Lord I am ever so thankful. Some of our friends and family battle chronic illness and struggle with pain everyday. Lord, please touch those we love that battle just to get up every morning and go about another day. A Mama who after 54 years, is lost without my Daddy and loneliness overcomes her and I am 600 miles away...sigh. Brothers with Parkinson's and Crohns disease. A widowed sister, who just finished radiation for Breast Cancer and never complains. A sister with such severe Neuropathy that it keeps her up at night. Friends with countless maladies, such as Diabetes, Neuropathy, Kidney Failure, Cancer, MS, Asthma, Lung and Heart Disease, Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety...I could go on and on. But, what God wants us to know is...that He is there...right in the middle of our struggles. His Grace is more than sufficient, His arms big enough to hold us, comfort us. We must learn to lean on Him, trust Him with everything...give Him our very best...that's all he expects from us, Dear Ones...let Him carry your burdens...He will do the rest. He is waiting for you!

1. Oh., give thanks to the lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
2. Oh, give thanks to the God of gods!
For His mercy endures forever.
3. Oh, give thanks to the Lord of lords!
For His mercy endures forever.
4. To Him alone who does great wonders.
For His mercy endures forecer.
5. To Him whom by wisdom made the heavens.
For his mercy endures forever.
Praise God...His mercy endures forever!!!
Psalms 136:1-5

Love to All!

Monday, July 27, 2009

What's The Hurry

Why President Obama is in a hurry to get health care passed?

July 27, 2009

Dear Friend,

I thought you would be interested in the article by Ben Stein printed below. As Mr. Stein says, our freedoms are on the line. Call your Representative today and tell him or her that you oppose the Obama health care bill.

The House will be voting on this bill probably early this week. So your call now is very important. The number is 202-224-3121. That is the Capitol Switchboard. Ask to speak with your Representative and you will be put through. If you don't know your Representative, give your Zip Code and they will connect you.


Donald E. Wildmon,
Founder and Chairman
American Family Association


The American Spectator
July 24, 2009
By Ben Stein

We've Figured Him Out

Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.

The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be -- a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

These are perilous times. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care. It will be joined by controls on our lives to "protect us" from global warming, itself largely a fraud if believed to be caused by man.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms.

There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America.

Ben Stein is a writer, actor, economist, and lawyer living in Beverly Hills and Malibu. He writes "Ben Stein's Diary" for every issue of The American Spectator.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Grace Of God

"We are in GA doing a show and Michael was just surprised with an award ceremony in his honor for the soldiers in Iraq he encourages with his music" Marcy English

Michael, I have two sons who have been in Afghanistan, Iraq, Omen, Korea, at various times, often for over a year. They so much need the ministry you are giving them. Sleeping in tents at night and listening to their buddies crying through the night and all the other things that terrorize these kids. The noise from the bombers taking off under the cover of darkness! Their families and kids at home so far away, living without Daddy to read to them and hug them at bedtime. What you are doing is awesome and I had tears running down my face as I read about it. What's a mother to do? Pray, Pray, Pray!!! And thank God for People like you who aren't afraid to serve Him.
I read this and just had to post it. Not because I am some crazed fan...BUT because of what I have seen God do in Michael's life...restoring him, to use for HIS glory!

Love to all!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

God has given each of you a gift from His great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. --1st Peter 4:10

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday's Food Frenzy

Since Tomer has the Summer off, our Friday routine is to get going early and shop the Mart before it gets crazy. This morning we tried a cozy little restaurant that Tomer spotted recently. Now, in our years together, there have been some not so good experiences, when he has wanted to check out somewhere, besides my tried and true favorite spots. Yes, I am a bore...don't like change and am comfortable going to places that I know...Tomer is an adventurer...always ready to scout out new places
and try different things. I tend to curl my nose up, at most of his suggestions...sigh. BUT this morning's breakfast was YUMMY and for the mere sum of $2.99 we ate a hearty breakfast of 2 eggs, ham, hash browns and whole wheat toast!
Oh, and don't forget, my lovely morning coffee! But, it was extra and well worth the cost!
Now, feeling like forging on...we hit the Mart. Picked up our groceries and were out of there, in a jiffy. Got them home and nicely organized and it was on to our next errand...Block's Farm Market.
Tomer, had given me a recipe for Fish Chowder, ripped from the pages of one of his Sportsmans magazine's. So, off we went for garden fresh corn since the recipe called for it. Let me just say...get out of the way!!! When that tractor backed in that new load of corn...there was a corn grabbin' frenzy! Thankfully, I survived and proceeded to fill our cart with God's wonderful bounty!
I myself, after dropping off our bounty and Tomer, made a few more stops, before I called it a day and headed for home to make Tomer his Fish Chowder...which he thoroughly enjoyed! Me, I ate a peanut butter sandwich, cause fish don't pass these
lips!!! Yes, this the perfect Friday, included Food and quite a Frenzy...but Oh, it was a perfect Michigan summer day! Now, the coffee's ready and I'm going to enjoy myself a cup and put my heels up for the rest of the evening...God is sooo good!
The small red can seen pictured is the pride of Szeged, Hungarian Paprika...that no true Hungarian home is without.

Love to all!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Grammy's Morning

Ahh! What a morning. No quiet cup of coffee for this ol' grammy! In fact, as soon as my feet hit the floor I heard "Come on Xavie it's time to make waffles!" Em and Xavie had spent the night, since their Mama and Daddy were blessed with tickets to the Tiger game. Now you know, that I am NO morning person but off we went to make the waffles...or I would've been been harassed until I did! So, with the help of 4 extra hands and a little more mess, we whipped up the batter and breakfast was served!
After breakfast, even though it was raining. I decided to sit out on the back porch. Hey, maybe it will calm the savage beasties!? ;0)
I finally got my first cup of coffee down and did a bit of reading in the Book of Matthew! I love reading about the miracles Jesus performed!!! What I love even more, is that still performing miracles in lives today!!!
The grandbabies made their way to play land...the sandbox and playhouse are covered, Papa made sure to add a roof and shingles. So, they were sheltered and dry.
As always, the steady rhythm of the rain along with the Word of God brought peace to my being. And after the loud sibling brawl earlier... it was certainly welcome.
Tomorrow is my day off and that's another story!

Love to all!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Militant Islam In America

I received this email from my sister and felt I had to pass it along...trish

On June 25th we emailed you the story of how a Christian organization was denied free speech rights to pass out leaflets at an Arab festival held on PUBLIC streets in Dearborn, Michigan.

At that same festival, a handful of people (not affiliated with the above organization) went t o a booth with a sign that said “Got questions? Get answers.” They went to the booth to ask about a pamphlet titled “Islam’s war on terror.” They had two video recorders. They intended to ask questions and record what they saw and heard at this open-to-the-public event conducted on public streets.

What you will see on this video is a glimpse of what is in store for America from the forces of militant, radical Islam.

Please take the time to watch this video. Please forward this email to everyone you know. Please contact bloggers and internet sites and ask them to link to this video. If you have dial-up internet, find a friend who has high-speed internet and watch this video.
Note the repeated assaults. Note the disdain for free speech. Note the bullying and intimidation tactics. Note the hatred and anger. Note the outright lying. And note that it is primarily Muslim “security guards” who are doing these things.

Watch this video carefully.

And after you do, if you’re wondering what you can do to help prevent radical Islam and its supremacist ideology from imposing itself on America, as it is doing in this video, log on to

PRAY...and please pass this on!!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday 's Musing

It's another glorious day here in Southeast Michigan. The weather has been so perfect that it's seems a waste, to spend time indoors. I finished up my household chores in a flash and headed out, with coffee for my Tomer and I.

Tomer, Em and Xavie had been busy cleaning our vehicles. They started with the truck, stopped for lunch and moved on to my car. Doesn't it seem like a clean car drives better? Em and Xavie are now both fast asleep...Tomer's gone to get an oil change on my car. And I am left here, quietly pondering yesterday morning's sermon by Pastor Isaac, from South Africa. "LISTEN"
Be quiet, so that you can hear God speak. Seems we ask of Him and are so busy that we don't hear Him, when He wants to answer. Speak Lord...then help me to be still...and listen

Love to all!

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Our skies are just as beautiful on this Michigan Summer morn'.

1. It's jacket weather here today...a whopping 50' this morning!

2. Going to Shish-a-palooza to celebrate Pat's birthday. Can't wait to get together!

3. In the midst of making tater salad for today's shin dig.

4. Doing laundry.

5. Make a run to CosmoProf. (beauty supply)

6. Did I mention we're celebrating Pat's birthday!?

7. I love balloons...just ask Kell!

8. We are celebrating Pat's birthday!

9. I won't ever refer to her as a Sr. Citizen...don't want to be whacked with her cane!

10. We are celebrating Pat's birthday...Shish-a-Palooza here we come!

Love to All!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Rainy Michigan Morning

The Cherry tree after the rains...Mrs. Mac this is the bench that Tomer was building...he recycled the wood from our old fence.

In the wee hours of the morning, I woke to the sound of was pouring! Oh,it was so nice to snuggle beneath the blankets and enjoy the sounds...I could hear the rain as it fell from the leaves of the large cherry tree, swaying in the breeze...just outside our window. What quiet peace it always brings!

God's handiwork...beautiful

The earth is renewed...watered by it's Creator...the same One who fills us with Living Waters and renews our souls...Jesus, name above all names.

Love to all!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

My Favorite Author

Absolutely awesome trilogy.

Eugenia Price...I have read everything the library has by this remarkable Author! Her books took me back in time...her novelized histories, made me feel like I knew the very people she wrote about. Families, that settled the area, made lives there and finally, were laid to rest in the land they loved. I want to walk the same paths, visit their churches, their graves. And maybe, I will read again, the stories of love, loss, courage and faith...written by the best storyteller, I've ever read. If you get the chance, browse your local library and check out her books...I promise, you won't be disappointed!!!

A little information about Eugenia Price...
Perhaps more than any other writer, Eugenia Price has defined the stories of the old South. Her 14 novels, including the St. Simons Trilogy, the Florida Trilogy and the Georgia trilogy are filled with characters from the Georgia and Florida coasts in the 1800s. Her meticulously researched books set the standard for historical fiction of the period, offering a rare insight into the everyday routines and concerns of Americans in the 19th century.

Eugenia Price was born in Charleston, West Virginia in 1916. After completing her studies at Northwestern University and living in Chicago, she began writing and producing for radio, then television. The publication of her first book, Discoveries, in 1952 launched her career as an author. She touched many readers with her insights and perceptions on life, faith and service with her 26 volumes of inspirational non-fiction.

Eugenia Price discovered St. Simons Island, Georgia on a promotional tour for her non-fiction books. The story of Anson Dodge, the young man who built Christ Church in the 1880s, captured her imagination. She moved to the island and within the next decade, she had written her first historical fiction - not just one novel, but three! - spanning three generations of the Dodge family. Her accounting of these Island families who shaped our history here put St. Simons Island, Georgia on the map, bringing readers from all over the country and eventually the world to visit.

Eugenia Price built an island home, appropriately named "The Dodge" and lived out the rest of her years here. She died of a heart ailment on May 28, 1996 and was buried at Christ Church. At the time of her death, her publishers estimate that she had as many as 20 million books in print world-wide.

This is where Tomer and I (Lord willing) want to go next Spring to celebrate our 40th
Anniversary...better late than never!

Love to All!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

A Heroes Welcome

Thank you for your sacrifice, SSgt John Beale. You are a true hero!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Glorious Day

After finishing up this morning's chores I decided to sit a spell on the back porch swing. So, I enjoyed a coffee break, as I watched Miss Em and Xavie having fun, blowing bubbles! I find, if you keep them busy, it's way more peaceful around here!

When Papa decided to take them on their daily bike ride...I hosed down the back porch. The spiders around here work diligently every night...I find spider webs truly amazing, works of art! But after a couple of days they have to go!

I enjoyed my alone time, wandering the yard, enjoying the beauty of every color variation, petal and leaf. God's handiwork never ceases to amaze me!

Lastly, the banana bread that Em and I made together is cooled and we are ready to share a slice. She is a great helper! Give her a task and she will quietly and patiently work until she gets it done. Well, Tomer's got the chicken off the grill, the rice pilaf and green beans are waiting. It's time for supper. And I'm going enjoy the rest of this glorious day. Pray you do too!

You make everything glorious.
Yes, You make everything glorious.
And I am Yours...What does that make me!?
David Crowder Band

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sunday's Scriptures

Poster hanging on the wall in our Sunday school class.

After The Storm

View from (clean) living room window.

We woke up to a dark morning, storms were on the way. I am not complaining...we needed
the rain! But we had our minds set on cleaning all windows, screens and such. Inside and out...right after having a quiet, breakfast and cup of coffee together.
So instead, I stripped our bed and gave the bathroom a good scrubbing. And guess what? By then the sun was just a shining!!! So, I now sit, happily in a house filled with sparkling windows and the smell of vinegar. Yes, I made my very own window cleaning solution. It worked great!
My Tomer, just quietly asked me if "I knew that he didn't like cleaning windows?" To which, I replied "I can't honestly say that I enjoy it." But, it sure feels good to get the job done!!! And after 40 years man, loves me enough to do windows and never complain!!! I am blessed!

Love to All!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Hey Now...She's An All-Star

I must say, that I was so impressed when I read this...that I, just had to capture it for a post.

Mad Dog, as she is called. At bat. Hey...batter, batter!

The game continues...I'm still chewing on sunflower seeds and cheering!

At third base. ..watching our girl play, sure makes this ol' grammy nervous...but Oh so, PROUD! Another game tonight, hopefully, they continue on...but if they lose this one, we're done for the season. That is...until Fall Ball begins.

Love to All! \o/

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A True Hero

As I have listened these past 2 weeks to all of the homage, that this man, Michael Jackson has received. I must admit I have found some of it quite absurd...Yes, he was a talented man. But he was no hero...he was a song and dance man, with God given talents. Maybe, he sacrificed his freedom for fame and fortune. Sadly, that was his choice...but he was no hero.

There are many heroes who serve this Country with honor today. Their sacrifices are not proclaimed over Breaking News reports...Yet, they give unselfishly. No homage is paid to them...the ones who fight to keep our freedoms in this land that they love.
I would like to pay homage today to a soldier. His Dad is an RN at the Red Cross Center where I donate. He has done my medical evaluations more than once. Such a kind, soft spoken man...he is my favorite. I am always happy to hear him call on me.
Last year, someone had asked about his son and he proudly told us, that his son was in the military, serving in Iraq. I hadn't seen him since that day but when I went a couple weeks ago, he was there and I was blessed to have him care for me.
I noticed that he was wearing what looked like a P.O.W. bracelet (remember them back during the Viet Nam War?) So, I asked about it ...he explained that his son had been wounded in Iraq and he had them made, in his honor. So, as we were finishing up, I asked about his son. "How is he doing now?" He explained that his son would be retired out next month because he had suffered a head injury.
When I expressed my gratitude and pride for the sacrifice of his son. He choked up, trying to thank me. I then asked his son's name so that I could pray for him. When he finally spoke, he said that his name is Dominic.
This has touched my soul...I pray for Dominic and his Dad. And I know that God controls those who cross our paths. Some leave profound impressions, they change the way you look at life. Am I better for knowing this man? Oh, my yes! There are many more Dominic's out there. And we will never, hear of their trials. Their deaths, mean nothing except to the ones who loved them and had to let them go. They are unsung heroes...they fight for our freedoms, they stand for honor, courage and sacrifice. Please take time to pray for Dominic...he is a true hero.

Love to All

Saturday, July 4, 2009


This is where my Tomer and I will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary...The National House Inn, in Marshall Michigan.

Tomorrow night, I will be staying in this suite with my Sweetie!

Yes, we will be relaxing and enjoying the view of the fountain just outside our window. I will take lots of photo's...see you in a few days!

Love to All!

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