Grandma & Pap Haring
My Christian and work-ethic heritage comes from my parents and close relatives like Grandma & Pap Haring:
Grandma Haring was the best Pie Baker this world has ever known!!
Don't let those pants fool you --- Pap Haring was "Shrewd: having or showing an ability to understand things and to make good judgments : mentally sharp or clever." He was co-owner of Stanley Spring Works in Harrisburg.
And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;
1 Thessalonians 4:11
Pie Baking season has arrived
Above: Blackberry --- Blueberry --- Pumpkin
Below: Apple with a special topping that my kids really like.
I make the Apple & Pumpkin pies from scratch. The Blackberry & Blueberry pies are made using Musslemans pie filling.
Grandma Haring at Camp Freedom, St. Petersburg, Florida.
Happy 19th Birthday Billy
Now that my boys are back in school, my kids and I walked around Locust Lake yesterday --- As always, the walk was very pleasant.
Blogging from Camp Roxbury
After arriving at camp, we promptly opened up the cabin, unpacked our luggage and savored the fact that one year has quickly gone by yet we are here again!! PTL.
Within a few minutes of arrival, we said hello to a few friends we haven't seen for awhile, and settled into making this our home for the next several days.
We went for a walk to some of the old land marks, but our very first stop was at the Prayer Chapel to sing a song and offer thanks to our Savior, Jesus Christ.
God has truly been so good to me, and to my kids.
Here's the camp web site. There are no more printed Roxbury Ripples, but all important info will be put online.
Camp Meeting this week
Revive Us Again with lyrics (Youtube)
Happy 18th Birthday Pete
Wow, today was a very special day. Pete turned 18.
Holly & Pete
Another Classic: Beautiful Life
The Statler Brothers Youtube
Each day I’ll do a golden deed
By helping those who are in need
My life on earth is but a span
And so I’ll do the best I can
Life’s evening sun is sinking low
A few more days, and I must go
To meet the deeds that I have done
Where there will be no setting sun
To be a child of God each day
My light must shine along the way
I’ll sing His praise while ages roll
And strive to help some troubled soul
The only life that will endure
Is one that’s kind and good and pure
And so for God I’ll take my stand
Each day I’ll lend a helping hand
I’ll help someone in time of need
And journey on with rapid speed
I’ll help the sick and poor and weak
And words of kindness to them speak
While going down life’s weary road
I’ll try to lift some trav’ler’s load
I’ll try to turn the night to day
Make flowers bloom along the way
Roxbury Camp just 12 days away
My 6 kids and I are all excited to be going --- wow --- Camp 2016 is almost here!! I've been going to this camp for 50 years, so I have many fond memories. Jill, Jake and Holly were all baptized at Camp, so of course, those times are very special.
This is one of the older songs I remember from camp:
Pass It On
I've Been Changed
I've Been Changed YouTube Chuck Wagon Gang
1. Well I've been to the river, I've been baptized -- I've been washed in the blood of the Lamb
I've been changed from this creature that once I was -- And redeemed is now my name
I've been changed
I'm new born now
My life has been re-arranged
What a difference it made, when the Lord came and stayed, in my heart, oh yes, I've been changed
2. When at last in His presence I stand above -- He will wipe all the tears from my eyes
And I thank Him for giving a wretch like I lasting hope beyond the sky
Happy 21st Birthday Holly
Happy Birthday to Holly.
His Grace is Sufficient for Me
Many times I’m tried and tested
As I travel day by day
‘Oft I meet with pain and sorrow
And there’s trouble in the way
But I have a sweet assurance
That my soul, the Lord will lead
And in Him there is strength for every need
Oh, His grace is sufficient for me
And His love is abundant and free
And what joy fills my soul
Just to know, just to know
That His grace is sufficient for me
When the tempter brings confusion
And I don’t know what to do
On my knees I turn to Jesus
For I know he'll see me through
Then despair is changed to victory
Every doubt just melts away
And in Him there is hope for everyday
Written by Mosie Lister
Published by Mosie Lister Songs/Southern Faith Songs
He Brought Me Out
My heart was distressed ’neath Jehovah’s dread frown
And low in the pit where my sins dragged me down
I cried to the Lord from the deep miry clay
He tenderly brought me out to golden day
He brought me out of the miry clay
He set my feet on the Rock to stay
He put a song in my soul today
A song of praise, hallelujah
He placed me upon the strong rock by His side
My steps were established and here I'll abide
No danger of falling while here I remain
But stand by His grace until the crown I gain
Yes, He gave me a song; ’twas a new song of praise
By day and by night its sweet notes I will raise
Oh, my heart’s overflowing, I’m happy and free
I’ll praise my Redeemer, who has rescued me
I’ll sing of His wonderful mercy to me
I’ll praise Him till all men His goodness shall see
I’ll sing of salvation at home and abroad
Till many shall hear the truth and trust in God
All day long I've been with Jesus
All day long I've been with Jesus
It has been a wonderful day
I have climbed up one step higher
In this good old-fashioned way
I have spoken words of kindness
Oh Lord You know if I have done wrong
I will go and make it right so I can testify tonight
I've been with Jesus all day long
Happy 50th Birthday to me
I've waited 50 years for this day, and it has finally arrived.
Once I was bound by sin’s galling fetters Chained like a slave I struggled in vain
But I received a glorious freedom, When Jesus broke my fetters in twain.
Glorious freedom, wonderful freedom, No more in chains of sin I repine
Jesus the glorious Emancipator, Now and forever He shall be mine
Freedom from all the carnal affections, Freedom from envy, hatred and strife
Freedom from vain and worldly ambitions. Freedom from all that saddened my life
Freedom from pride and all sinful follies, Freedom from love and glitter of gold
Freedom from evil temper and anger, Glorious freedom, rapture untold
Freedom from fear with all of its torments, Freedom from care with all of its pain
Freedom in Christ my blessed Redeemer, He who has rent my fetters in twain
My kids now own the house beside me.......so Fetrow Manor has grown a bit larger.
Here's a photo of the back, Lewis Street view. The front Sunbury Street view needs some TLC, so I'll post a photo once we get some work done.
Front view, 1st floor only:
Hollys' trip to Canada
Below is the Air Canada commuter plane at the Harrisburg airport that she'll be riding to Toronto; then transfer to another flight to take her over to Vancover.
We'll miss her but we are hoping she will have a great vacation!!
Getting ready to load the luggage:
Happy 76th Birthday Grammy
Jill, Holly and my mom went to Sight & Sound yesterday to watch Sampson.
Happy 27th Anniversary to Me
My estranged spouse and I have been separated for many years --- so why would I celebrate my wedding anniversary today??
The reason is because April 8, 1989 was very special to me.
And anyway, I'm always looking for a reason to eat-out ---- so for now, April 8th will remain a special day to celebrate.
A group of us are heading out today to Cabela's, Five-Guys, and the Port Clinton peanut shop.
I Want More Of Jesus:
I want more of Jesus -- More and more and more
I want more of Jesus -- Than I ever had before
I want more of His great love -- So rich, so full, so free
I want more of Jesus -- So I'll give Him more of me