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Here's to Mom...
who let me believe i was capable of doing anything I set my mind to
who enabled me and encouraged me to develop my talents
who didn't harp on my weakness in history since I was good at other stuff
who disciplined me just enough so... Read more
IT'S TIME TO GO!
It's been a long wait, through some difficult valleys, not the least of which involved my dear husband Ansel's deteriorating health. But now the Lord has called Ansel home, and I have been released to return to Peru this summer.
For those of ... Read more
The memorial service for Ansel was wonderful. I had a lot of people tell me that it was such a joyful service. Some came because they were his friends and family-in-Christ me; many came because they knew me and were being supportive - like my su... Read more
It's March, and spring is on the way...but winter doesn't just let go all at once. It has to throw a few snowstorms now and then, even when the calendar says that technically it is spring.
That's how it is in my life too. I've just come out o... Read more
A Fond Farewell
On Sunday Feb 13, 2011, my husband of 37 years went home to the Lord. It was a sweet passage - he went to bed Saturday night, and he woke up in heaven! I discovered he went home when, after my shower and first cup of coffee, I went to ask if he ... Read more
Just a little while...
Went through my photo gallery and decided it was time to put in different pictures...This time with a glimpse of passing years - my relatively skinny self in the mid-to-late 70's; the widening 90's...some mission pictures with special people: be... Read more
He Did It Again.
Jeremiah 32:17 ďAh, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." It's been a hard year, and time after time I have cried out to the Lord, "If You want my husband... Read more
Living and Dying
The last time I went to Peru in the summerof 2008, there were about a dozen people waiting for me at the airport. Many had arrived around midnight and made a little party o... Read more
To Give You An Idea
I took some pictures of my set-up at the art festival from this past weekend. The Clothesline Festival, as it's called, is held on the grounds of the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY - usually the weekend after Labor Day. This was my 33rd c... Read more
Back By Popular Demand
I've put some photos of my ceramic animals in my gallery, as well as some of myself MAKING them...included are some close-ups of what I call my Teeny Tiny T'ings, with a penny to show the scale. They are INDEED "teeny tiny." I try to see how sma... Read more
Proud as a Peacock
I make animals out of clay...just about any kind. But some are more challenging than others. A peacock is not too difficult to MAKE...but PAINTING it is another matter. I had this peacock I'd made I don't know HOW many years ago that had been b... Read more
I got together with 3 friends from high school days - Carol (from Spencerport, like me), Sue and Vikki (from Hilton) - and the four of us went camping at Letchworth State Park. It was drizzly and rainy the first two days of course, and the sun c... Read more
How I Got My Start In Missions
I was made aware of foreign missions when, as a young Christian in college I was invited to attend a Wycliffe Bilbe Translator dinner, where they told about what they did. Since then, I wanted to be one who "GOES" out into the mission field. Whe... Read more
All right, now...
Today I after a nap, I told myself that I have some 40 weeks before my hoped-for return to Peru. That's 40 weeks to get back into REAL exercise, to strengthen my muscles for the required rigors - especially those wall squats, to strengthn the th... Read more
At the suggestion/request of a Spark Buddy, I changed my photo gallery to include some pictures of some of my artwork. But of course I can't resist putting some of my mission work (including radio and tv preaching!) and my spiritual kids, whom I... Read more