Friday, April 20, 2007

Daisy And Her Family

It is very late at night and I am a little tired but I just couldn't help but put a short posting in about Susan's cats.
The Mommy cat, Daisy is the one that is in the frame that is surrounded with hearts.
I read Daisy's story at "Susan's Blog".
It is a very humorous and yet touching narration of this mother cat and her kids.
Nathan, one of Daisy's kids will soon be 16 years old, so Susan has written this little story about him, and I think all of my cat loving blogger friends would surely enjoy the reading of it!.
She also tells us about Moss, Daisy's other boy and relates the young history of the orange kitty,Rudy
The name of the posting is "Fading Away".
In the meantime , I have been gathering up all of your cats and few of your dogs and have invited them over for another visit to my blog.
It will be a happy reunion.
Susie's cat, Vincent will keep an eye on things.
Vincent is the one that caught Amber pinching her sister, Adi, and for sure, we can't have any of THAT going on! Grampa Jim has kindly allowed me to hire Adi again as the chauffeur.
Thank you my kindred spirit Susan, for the lend of of your cats!
I may as well keep them for a few days so they can join in the party with the others.....Love Terry

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Saija's Posting...Sadness Of The Day

sadness of the day ...
"The whole point of Heaven is to relieve us of the suffering, pain, death and tears brought into the world by the evil of humanity. That is why God says that in Heaven there will be no more sorrow, pain, death , or crying.....David Brandt Berg
"There the wicked cease from troubling;and there the weary be at rest...Job 3:17
When I read Saija's posting last night, I was sure that it was referring to the tragic events yesterday in Virginia.
I hope that she doesn't mind that I have put it here.
After I read it, this song has been playing through my heart most of the night.
I first heard this song 42 years ago.
Our family was living in Manitoba at the time and at the end of the day, when the television channel was signing off at midnight, they played this hymn. I used to think that it sounded nice but never realized the deep meaning of the words until I had grown much older and realized what sadness there is in this old world..what, what sadness!!
"When They Ring The Golden Bells"
There's a land beyond the river,
That we call the great forever,
And we only reach that shore by faith's decree.
One by one we'll gain the portals,
There to dwell with the immortals
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.
We shall know no sin or sorrow,
In that haven of tomorrow
When our barque shall sail beyond the silver sea.
We shall only know the meaning
Of our Father's sweet caressing
When they ring those sliver bells for you and me.
When our days shall know their number,
And in death we sweetly slumber,
When the King commands the spirit to be free.
Nevermore with anguish laden,
We shall reach that lovely Eden
When they ring the golden bells for you and me!
Don't you hear the bells now ringing?
Don't you hear the angels singing?
'Tis the glory hallelujah jubilee.
In that far off sweet forever
Just beyond the shining river
When they ring the golden bells for you and me.
The saddest thing in this picture is the tear that is rolling down the Savior's face as He looks at the world and the terrible crimes that man is committing on their fellow beings
John 11:35....".Jesus wept".
Just imagine He who died for us is weeping, the same Person that will wipe away all of OUR tears!!
Thank you Saija,,,

Monday, April 16, 2007

A Sad Day For My Dad

Aunt Vera [Golden] Gough
Born...St Catherines, Ontario
July 15, 1928
Went to be with the Lord ..April 7, 2007

This Friday was a very sad day for my dad.
Bernie and I took him and my mother to his sister, Vera's funeral.
Now Aunt Vera was a Christian, so we know where she is but this was no comfort to my dad because ever since the death of my bother David, in 1997, Dad has known that he will never see the saved loved ones that have died since,because he is not a Christian and he has not the hope of Heaven.

Dad. along with his 12 brothers and sisters had grown up, going to Sunday School, so he knows the gospel well
Ever since my mother was saved in 1967, along with Betty and I, Dad has had so many chances of hearing the glad message of Salvation.
We are praying for him.

Yesterday as we were at their home as we are every Sunday, we noticed that he was very quiet and it seemed like he was thinking deep thoughts.

The Gospel was brought out so well at my aunt's funeral
I will give you a little bit of what the minister said.
The pastor actually quoted very little scripture other than the verses that pointed to the hope that my aunt had of heaven.
What he did tell the people who weren't saved is that no matter how good they tried to live to earn their way to heaven, it would never happen.
He gave us an example,"You know if I told you that I had a brand new house and I invited you over, I would not allow you to enter with muddy feet!"
They would HAVE to be clean!
The same thing goes for heaven, that clean and spotless place of God. He will never allow a sinner to enter who is muddy with sin.
That sin will have to be washed away with the precious blood of Jesus and then the welcome will be given for you to enter into that place where you can live eternally!

After the funeral, because of the coldness of the day, we thought it would be too much of a hardship for our parents to go to either the grave yard or the family gathering, so we took them home.
We were going to drop Dad off and take Mom out for a hamburger but Dad suddenly piped out. "I want to come too!!"
We were quite surprised by this, because this was a rare thing,
Dad never did usually "want to come too!"
Of course, we gladly obliged!

We were pleasantly surprised when Betty decided to join us.

Here Bernie sits with Mom and Dad, eating unhealthy food and COFFEE!!

I was quite shocked at my dad when he suddenly announced that he wanted to go and sit beside the man of the hour, himself, Ronald MacDonald!