" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Living in God's Grace

This post is for my personal log.  Visitors looking for quilting content today might just want to come back at a later date.

My husband, James, is finally at peace and out of pain.

Better days--June 2016
God blessed us with another whole week of days together since my last post.  He was able to respond to my daughter, son-in-law and the grandkids, and make a few more memories.  When they had to go back home, it was clear that his time was near.  I had to say goodbye yesterday evening.
Kelley's last photo with her papa
Today,  my brother, John, took me to Columbia, where I made his final arrangements.  He will be cremated, and his ashes will (LORD willing) be scattered right here on our property that he loved so much.
Our last photo together.....just look at the smile
I hope to be able to find some kind of work, locally, to support myself.  God has provided me with the strength I have needed for every step along this journey, and I have faith that He will see me through.
Married 40 years as of December 31, 2016
I love you,
and I'll see you later, baby boy.
October 1950--March 13, 2017


  1. Dear Dolly, I am so sorry! You will be in my prayers tonight especially. My heart is sad to read this post, but I know our God is never nearer to us than in times of trial and heartache. Isaiah 41:10 and 13 ' v13: For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand...saying unto thee, fear not; I will help thee. xoxo Maggie Ann These are such wonderful pictures, what a blessing to have a love like this.

  2. I am so sorry. You are in my prayers.
    May God bless you and give you all the strength you need to get through your sorrow.

  3. My heart is with you Dolly. May you breathe deep in both the sadness and the beautiful memorie. It gives me joy to see the love and strength and faith in your family.

  4. I am so very sorry...May you take comfort in the memories, and trust our Savior for the strength he will that supply...God bless you!

  5. Dearest Dolly, my heart grieves for your loss. The God of all comfort is near to you. He is faithful and true...Hugs to you...


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