Locust Lake

Posted on September 16th 2016 at 01:13 PM Permalink


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

Posted on August 7th 2016 at 07:10 PM Permalink

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

Posted on August 4th 2016 at 07:11 PM Permalink
Here's a song that we like to sing every camp meeting:

Revive Us Again with lyrics (Youtube)



Happy 18th Birthday Pete

Posted on July 25th 2016 at 10:45 PM Permalink

Wow, today was a very special day.  Pete turned 18.


Holly & Pete




Another Classic: Beautiful Life

Posted on July 24th 2016 at 09:32 PM Permalink

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

  Refrain:
  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

Posted on July 24th 2016 at 01:07 PM Permalink
Roxbury Camp will begin on August 5th.

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

Posted on July 21st 2016 at 11:28 PM Permalink
I've Been Changed YouTube Chuck Wagon Gang 1961

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


Chorus

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

Posted on June 27th 2016 at 06:33 AM Permalink

Happy Birthday to Holly.






His Grace is Sufficient for Me

Posted on June 26th 2016 at 10:34 AM Permalink


Church of God, Licking County, Ohio

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

Posted on June 7th 2016 at 10:58 PM Permalink



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


Chorus:

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

Posted on June 6th 2016 at 10:44 PM Permalink


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

Posted on June 6th 2016 at 12:00 AM Permalink

I've waited 50 years for this day, and it has finally arrived.

Circa 1971:



Circa 2016:




Glorious Freedom

Posted on June 5th 2016 at 09:20 PM Permalink

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


Fetrow Manor

Posted on June 5th 2016 at 04:17 PM Permalink


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.


Back view:



Front view, 1st floor only:



Hollys' trip to Canada

Posted on May 5th 2016 at 10:28 AM Permalink
Holly is taking her first Jet ride today.  She has her passport, ticket, luggage --- she's heading 3,000 miles away to Canada for a 2 week vacation.

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

Posted on May 5th 2016 at 10:20 AM Permalink
Happy 76th Birthday to my Mom:




Jill, Holly and my mom went to Sight & Sound yesterday to watch Sampson.




Song I Want More Of Jesus

Posted on April 8th 2016 at 10:00 AM Permalink
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


Happy 24th Birthday Jill

Posted on April 2nd 2016 at 11:54 PM Permalink



Happy 22nd Birthday Jake

Posted on March 20th 2016 at 01:33 PM Permalink



Happy 14th Birthday Mark

Posted on February 14th 2016 at 04:03 PM Permalink