Monday, July 29, 2013

A Lovely Lady…

This is my Grandmama. She's gone home to be with The Lord now. She died Sunday morning in her bed, blessed by departing the way she wanted to go. Not in pain, and not in a nursing home. She died on the day she so often worshipped her Lord. This particular Sunday, she went to worship in a whole new way. Thanks be to God for His glorious gift of salvation. 

Many times Grandmama asked us, "why am I still here?" And we'd answer, "you're here for us." But at 92 and tired, she questioned still. 
She was such a lovely lady. She was funny, and spry. She was a great cook and always wanted us to eat and spend the night. Our stays were never long enough. She played outside with us. Baseball and hide n seek, snowball fights and puddle stomping. She was encouraging and always on our side, always keeping up with us and our families. 
She loved her daughter and son in law, she loved her son and daughter in law, and she loved all 5 of the grandkids and her 10 great-grandchildren. What a legacy!
Her funeral is tomorrow and we will celebrate because she knew Jesus. We will cry because she's no longer in our lives. However, she will always be in our memories. I love you and will miss you, Grandmama!

Romans 10:9-10. John 3:16. Romans 5:8. Ephesians 2:8-10

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

That Guy Can Preach!! DMIN Reflections...

Over the the past week and a half I have been at the Stephen Olford Center at Union University in Memphis, TN for seminars on New Testament Expository Preaching and History of Preaching. Today, we studied the Reformation, The Revivalists, The Great Awakenings and ... a Victorian English pastor and preacher named Charles Spurgeon. One my good colleagues in the class gave an excellent presentation on C. H. Spurgeon today. This video is an humorous addendum about Spurgeon, The Prince of Preachers. Our professor showed us this after the lecture. Enjoy.

The rap is by Shai Linne