Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dear Diary,

“In times like these” I need my Savior.
“In times like these” I need my Anchor.
"I’m “very sure – so very sure - my Anchor holds & grips the Solid – SOLID ROCK”.

I can hear my grandmother’s voice and the rumblings of her antique piano as she sang these words to an “Old 100”.

“Keep it personal.” “always personal, Lynne” she’d whisper to me gently smiling.

I can still smell the scent of her sweet homemade perfume. A mellow concoction of honey suckles, lilacs, rose petals and vanilla. Everything grown in her garden – except the vanilla, that came from the man who stopped by once a month and sold it to her.

You just can’t get vanilla like that anymore.

She often encouraged me to "be encouraged" for He is mine & I am His own.

Especially, “in times like these”.
Times of trouble.
Times of calamity.
Times of pain, confusion, frustration & heartache.

Times when the pressures of the moment seem so overwhelming.

“In times like these” she’d read to me the entire chaper of Psalm 91, we’d pray and quietly meditate – often times I’d drift off to sleep with my head in her lap, her gentle sweet smelling hand stroking my brow.

“In times like these” I'd hear her cautioning me, “remember that faith comes by hearing & hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17).

“In time like these” keep a song in your spirit & His Word in your heart.
“In times like these” He’ll dispatch Angels & make His Presence known in your life.

If you let Him.

Gone but NEVER, EVER forgotten my Mam-maw. Nov 1, 1899- Nov 27,1997 (98 years young!) emoticon
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    Love this song!
    2765 days ago
    I really loved my grandmother, too. Thanks for sharing yours! emoticon
    2768 days ago
    I called my grandmother "Gram". She was so awesome--all 4'8" of her, and what a Godly woman who loved unconditionally. I sure did like the music and it is so good when someone loves us so unconditionally. I lost my Gram far to soon! And you are right, JAZZY, NEVER FORGOTTON!
    2768 days ago
    Another great song!! I had a wonderful grandmother too. Thanks for sharing your memories.

    I have a precious grandson, now, and I love him so much!
    2768 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    I love that song. It sounds like you had a wonderful grandmother; I did too. I thank God for these Christian influences in our lives that make us who we are today!! Amen! emoticon
    2768 days ago
  • QUEEND1969
    God is so good. He is truly our rock and our fortress. He's the only person whose promised never to leave us nor forsake us.

    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.

    2768 days ago
  • TRACY180
    She sounds so sweet and faithful. I'm glad that you had the blessing of having her in your life. I am glad that you are passing that blessing on to others including me through this blog.
    2768 days ago
    Your Grandmother sounds like a wonderful person thank you for sharing a little of her with us.. emoticon
    2768 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2010 6:42:12 AM
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