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Saturday, February 17, 2018

This is my newest great Grandson, TRE. I have not seen him in person yet and he is already 7 months old! ♥  But I am blessed with all my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!

So much has happened since last I posted!  My entire year of 2017 was fraught with negative events.  I have had a very hard time of it for many reasons but God has helped me all along the way.  I am praying that things will improve.  And 2018 has started out with a bang with my identity theft just 2 weeks ago.

Here is the wonderful photo of TRE and big sister Sofiah, who just had her fifth birthday!  Where does the time go?

I have moved and still trying to settle in at my new house.  It is very old with dark woodwork and many interesting nooks and crannies which I love.  It is only 5 blocks from my last home so is still "in the neighborhood" close to my work and close to my friend John. Upstairs had a linen cupboard with 2 doors that did not close.  So I removed them, keep the linens in the drawers below and now have a bookcase/display shelves, a nice update and feature.
 the hall leads to one of the bedrooms and the bath is on the right.  Have any of my readers been remodeling or crafty things??  I would love to hear!  Pls leave comments :)
I have been crocheting more after not having the use of my right arm for 3 months plus due to surgery in my shoulder.  I finished this afghan of "Jamie Stitch". ,u favorite (you can find on line) just last week and have made many Winter hats and given them as gifts, also.
     I have begun a new Bible Study at my church last Wednesday and I am really going to enjoy it.  Also reading a great book by Ravi Zachariah, "Jesus among the Secular Gods."  I am learning a lot.  I listen to Marshill Network Radio at 102.9 in my area and he is one of my favorite speakers.  When I am lonely, my radio is my best friend-Ha!

   Spring has to be coming and I AM READY!  Lots of snow in Central NY this year and I am not enjoying shoveling as much this year with the surgery healing in my shoulder.  God Bless all, I have missed not posting and hope you are still following...
     Have a most wonderful and blessed week ahead!
Kerrie 
           Wishing you a bluebird of happiness. Always..... ♥  And don't forget to visit: http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ for: Anything goes Pink Saturday to see more wonderful posts of what others are sharing :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Rylen Lynch, little Angel



It is with a broken heart that I have to say  that Little Rylen Lynch, now 6 has gone home to the Lord today.  He is in the arms of Jesus.  My tears are flowing.  Rylen was truly an angel, a walking, talking miracle who was born with hydrocephalis.  He was born the last year of my husband's life when he was fighting cancer and we looked forward to seeing Rylen's progress.  Rylen was not supposed to live at all as he had little brain matter at all and his parents were told he would not survive the first hours.  But this little guy and the Lord knew better.  With many many medical problems, despite having a shunt in his brain, Rylen thrived, learned to walk and talk and sing and his smile was worth everything!!

The world has lost a precious soul and Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel.  I pray that I will meet him in Heaven one day and kiss his little face in he new, perfect body.  God bless his parents, Reagan and Alicia Lynch who never gave up.  Rylen became ill starting with an ear ache and then his brain swelled and the Lord took him home.

Rylen, brought JOY to my life and many, many others in his short life and his little sister will miss him as well as thousands of others who followed his amazing life.  Never give up hope.....  I love you Rylen.  You can find Rylen's story on Facebook under Alicia Wescott Lynch.
Kerrie

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Update on precious Rylan Lynch

This is precious Rylan and he is dressed for his first day of School and is now 5 yrs old!!

Rylen was born on November 15, 2011 with Hydrocephalus. The Drs did not expect him to make it, but through thousands praying Rylen is thriving.

He is a little miracle and has brought such joy to all who know him.  This handsome, smart little boy was once thought to never survive and here he is excelling!  We all love you Rylen and love following your wonderful progress!

Friday, June 24, 2016

BLESSED BE HIS GLORIOUS NAME ♫♫

HAPPY AND BLESSED SATURDAY!

Don't forget to hop over to Beverly's at
http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/pink-saturday/ 
to see what others have posted!
I always marvel at God's handy work, His creation is wonderful and it is our responsibility to sow, keep and till the earth. Genesis 2:15.  How precious is our earth.
 A trip to Bucktail falls near Borodino, NY with John's Nephew and great Nephew who loved walking through the falls that is waning due to the lack of rainfall all summer but none the less beautiful....
 And Nature's paintbrush that God has touched with His own hand to bring out the beauty of this leaf.
 God saying good-night...I never get tired of seeing a sunset in the Glory of our Savior, reminding me how vast the heavens are and how small I am.
 The excited feeling I get when I find a freshwater fossil like this snail shell...







the miracle of a locust that takes 7 years to mature in the ground, comes up covered in dried earth and is reborn from his shell overnight on my porch....



 Bless the Lord, O my soul and all that is within me, bless His holy name.
     The drudgery of life, that sometimes gets us down because of our jobs, because everything is not going our way, because we have lost a friend, a loved one, a spouse and we sometimes wonder what's it's all about!  If you can just remember that God is in control of all things in our lives and that we matter to Him because we are His children and he cares deeply about us, that we can cope and grow and find the Joy that is missing in our hearts.

"God, remind me that nothing can happen to me today that YOU and I cannot handle"
Matthew 28:20 - Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.

Deuteronomy 31:6 - Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he [it is] that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Hebrews 13:5 - [Let your] conversation [be] without covetousness; [and be] content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Isaiah 41:10 - Fear thou not; for I [am] with thee: be not dismayed; for I [am] thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
 

And remember to pray always and everywhere.
The Lord's Prayer
5And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you, they already have their reward. 6But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. 7And when you pray, do not babble on like pagans, for they think that by their many words they will be heard.…


Remember that we go to a Church building to fellowship with other Christians, to enlighten and encourage one another and to hear the Word of God.  But the CHURCH is the PEOPLE not the building.  And God hears his People anywhere they speak His name. 

 https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/bible-study-course/bible-study-course-lesson-10/the-church-is-not-the-building

In the Bible the word church is a translation of the Greek word ekklesia , meaning “a calling out.” It never refers to a building or meeting place, but always to people, the ones “called out” of the world’s society by God calling them into His service. The Church of the Bible is not a cold, stone building, but a group of warm and loving people specially chosen by God.

In the Scriptures church can refer to the group of believers in a particular location, such as a city or region, or to the entire body of believers God has called.
So a building with no worshipers cannot really be a church in the biblical sense. The New Testament Church is a group of people called out of this world’s society by God, even if they meet in a rented hall or on a grassy hillside. For example, the apostle Paul greeted the church—the congregation of people—that met in the house of Priscilla and Aquila in Rome (Romans 16:3-5).
 
When Jesus said, “… I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18), He was saying the Church—His chosen people—would not die out. It would be alive-a warm and caring body of believers striving to serve God, do His work and support each other. 

So attend church to hear the word, be NOURISHED in His word and fellowship with one another but always remember that you can talk to Jesus and His Father anywhere, anytime, any place.  Peace be with you and come again soon.

My Christian heart to yours.....

 Kerrie
Certified Bethel Bible Teacher and 
Lay minister, Christian Counselor

For questions, comment here or e-mail me

Sum-sum-summertime ♫♫

So long awaited Summer is here in central NYS!  Love all the sounds and sights of Summer!  Late getting a garden in but it is all planted and the plants from the green house are anywhere I had a space in the garden beds.  
 
 On the left is a pumpkin plant that grew from a miniature pumpkin that went to seed last fall.  Some mint and not sure if the one in middle is a squash plant or not-ha!
 This is my hydroponic pot which works exceptionally well.  There is squash, Peppers and Tomatoes in this.
And this is the raised bed that my friend and Neighbor and significant other built between our yards so we could both share :)  There are red onion sets and shallot sets as well as several different seeds.

My new front porch is finished and I love being able to get out of the car and right up the steps with groceries, etc.  Before there were only steps and to even open the door, I had to reach up from 2 steps down to open it.  And it is just big enough for 2 chairs to sit and survey my kingdom-ha!

 I have to wait for the wood to season before staining the floor and steps and paint the railing and posts.  I just love it!

And of course I am enjoying all of the flowers that come up each year.
 Lemon Lillies


 My bicycle planter with geranium and Marigold plants I started from seed, wild violets and last years Hosta that came up again :)
 I just love the lemon Lillies but they do not last very long.  So what have you been up to in your yard, Do you plant a veggie garden or flowers or just enjoy a beautiful lawn?  Leave a comment and make my day.  Thank you so much for coming and do visit Beverly's Pink Saturday Posts at How Sweet the Sound.  Thanks!

♥ Kerrie♥
My wild heart to yours....

Thursday, May 12, 2016

GOD IS SOOO GOOD!

Well my dear followers, I apologize for not posting as I should.  Time gets away from me and the life events take me elsewhere.  But I will try to get back to weekly posting!  But wonderful things have been happening.  Update on little Rylen Lynch whom we have been praying for since birth.  Rylen was 
 encephalitic at birth and not expected to live even one day.  He is now 4 yrs. old, walking, talking, has a little sister whom he is devoted to and a joy to not only his parents but to all of us!

Such a blessing !!

Please pray for Matt from A Hymn a Week

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcpYbYIzIcE

Matt has lost his beautiful girl friend recently and is asking for prayers.  So tragic for this talented young man.  His talent on the Ukulele is so unique and beautiful.

I continue to sing in the Praise Group at 


and we have grown from 3,  3 years ago, to 7 members in the group and are accompanied by Banjo, Guitar and electric base Guitarist.   We range from ages 13 to 74yrs.

Are you active in any music at your place of worship?  
Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord.

If you have a prayer request or a question, please comment.  Thank you so much for visiting and do come again soon.  Love, prayers and blessings.

Kerrie

 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

MY GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD ♫♫

Good Saturday afternoon to you!!  I am a Christian, A certified Bible Bethel Bible Teacher, and a Christian Counselor who is often asked about how God forgives sins and does one have to keep on confessing the same sin to be forgiven.  This Daily Bread article is an excellent source for understanding how God forgives our sins and that he actually thinks of them no more once confessed!  I hope this will be a blessing to you.

Our Daily Bread



I had the opportunity to counsel a teen a few weeks ago who was only in our area for the summer.  She was very troubled in many areas of her young life and it is painful to hear the sadness and see the tears of someone who should be having the best years of her life in pain.

God is so amazing in His works and I ended up being the one that was totally blessed by this encounter as well as the lovely young woman.  Number one and most important for parents, friends and counselors:  LISTEN!!  you will never realize how healing just lending your ear can be to someone who really needs some one to actually LISTEN.




I have a saying I put on my desk blotter.  I write it anew in permanent marker whenever I change the year, "Shhh, God is talking...."  God speaks to us all the time but we are so full of self and noise of the world to HEAR.  Retreat from the crowd as Jesus did so that you can hear your heavenly Father speaking to you.  It is amazing what you will hear when you shut off the TV/IPAD/Headphones/cell phones, ad infinitum!  


The other day, I woke and could not get the praise song out of my head, "Our God is an Awesome God".  So I pulled it up on YouTube and as I LISTENED TO THE WORDS, my chest filled with joy and I reached to the ceiling with my hands and thanked God.  He touched me.  So God can reach you or use any instrument to communicate with you but think how much more you could hear Him say if it were q u i e t ?



Thank you for your visits which I treasure very much and if you have a question or need a prayer, please comment or e-mail.  Praying you are having a good day and will have a blessed Sunday tomorrow.

My Christian Heart to Yours....

Kerrie