Memories of happiness!

At my grandpa’s funeral the preacher said to “write down some memories of my grandpa”  so I decided to share it with you!

My first memory is always singing to grandpa before we left. All of us used to gather in the living room or the bedroom and sing hymn’s. It may not be stage perfect but my grandpa loved it.

My second memory is him praying we are a loud bunch we always talk at once! But when he said ” bow your head, close your eyes” the whole room would go silent and hear him pray.

The third memory is watching the sunset! He would watch the sunset every night. He always seemed to love to watch and enjoy Gods creation!

Forth memory is the last time we went there I played my violin for him! When I played hymns he would sing along while I played.

My last memory is my grandma playing the piano and grandpa was singing with her. It showed us how much love they have for each other.

Grandpa will never be forgotten. I am very thankful that he loved Christ and that he raised my mother to be a beautiful light in the walk with Christ. He left the world making a wonderful impact on not only the family but people around him. Everyone loved him because he loved Christ and by that loved others in the most beautiful way possible. I love grandpa even though he is gone I can not help rejoice that he is walking in heaven I may not have him down here but because he did his job and gave me the life to follow the path he took and would meet him one day in heaven. I thank grandpa he changed my life and I have someone who through my life I will look up to him as my role model. I love him!

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Here are some photos I took and edited!

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I walk God’s trail!

In September 2005 I decided to walk God’s trail. It has been an adventure and a challenge to keep walking that trail. I have chosen sometimes to go on the world’s path and not the Holy One’s. But all that comes from the world’s path is sadness and  hate for what I have become. Have you ever thought about  leaving the trail and walk the path of evil? I t is horrible to think of that! Some people do it tho because its smooth and  do not want to have to climb a mountain when they could drive around it. But trials are beautiful for when we are deep in trouble we look to God for help.  People are afraid of trials, they think it will be to much for them to take but God knows how much to give. That does not mean we He won’t give us a challenge. He wants us to strive for Him, He wants us to live for Him. It sounds hard I know but He has something greater for us that we will forget the trials and the struggles. Go back to when you were 9, I can probably say that you hated to clean your room it was horrible but your mom promised a prize if you cleaned it. When your working so hard for that prize you forget about the hardship.  God is like that, He allows a trials but the end result is more then we could imagine. He is the best God you could ever have. He loves you, He will fight for you, and He died for you. Ever since Sept. o5 I have known that God loves me and He wants me to be with Him. Knowing that gives me a joy that is inexpressible!

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
C.S. Lewis

May God bless you and your family

Melody

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Snow, snow, and more snow

All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,but the word of the Lord stands forever.

All men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall,but the word of the Lord stands forever.

Oh dear, spring is starting on the calendar but is not starting outside! There is a foot of snow that will fall into your boots if you step outside. It is very hard for my 1 ft. tall dog that trying to walk in it. But I know that spring will come if not today maybe tomorrow. Then there will be flowers starting to open, grass turning green, the sun will start to come out and everything will be beautiful. Why I love spring is that it is warm, but also it is when we celebrate that Jesus died and came back to life. I know Jesus died for me, I believe He will come back for me. If Jesus was not real and did not die on the cross then he will not come back. If Jesus is not real then how does the rain know where to fall? How does the sun know were to shine? People have shown how the planets turn but they can not say who put them there, who chose which way to turn. But God did! HE decided the sun would be in the middle and which planet will be first and which will be last. He decided what color your eyes will be and how many hairs you will have on your head. He knows when winter will end and when the spring will begin. It is all in His hand. But the best thing He did was send His one and only son to come down and save people, even the ones  who say He is not real, who run away from Him and want nothing to do with Him. But the people who come  to Him and except that He is the ruler and that He is in control and that He loves them, they get heaven to go to when they die. They get to see the one the only God and get to talk with Him, they get to walk with Him. I would give anything and everything to have my Savior come down now and take me away. There is joy in being a Christian but there is also trials. It is hard to be a Christian and there will be trials but knowing that you are loved by God  and that He has a place for you in heaven and He picked it out for you,  It is a joy that is inexpressible! You get all that when you choose to believe and follow Him. Because He died on the cross to show His love for you. That is why I love spring.

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The Alphabet of Thankfulness

A-  is for apple and  yes I am going to the most used and  basic thing that starts with a that comes to my mind.  I love apples  and without apples we may never of have found out that gravity exists.                                                                                     B- is for Brain, without our brain we would be a walking box of rocks.                                                                       C- is for car, without a car I could not see half my family.                                                                                                   D- is for dog, I have a cute cuddly dog that loves to sleep on my lap.                                                                               E- is for epic, I happen to use that word a lot.                                                                                                                             F- is for friends, I absolutely love my friends.                                                                                                                             G- is for God, He is my Best friend and my Savior.                                                                                                                   H- is for happiness, I love when happiness is all around me.                                                                                            I- is for Igloo, I have always wanted a Igloo.                                                                                                                               J- is for Johnson, the name I am proud to say is mine.                                                                                                       K- is for kind people                                                                                                                                                              L- is for Love, the great feeling of knowing God loves me and is watching me.                                                                 M- is for madness,  like when my family  is all crammed in one house for a week.                                                            N- is for near, I will always know that God is near.                                                                                                               O- is for one, I have one God and one family.                                                                                                                                         P- is for pink, my favorite color.                                                                                                                                                       Q- is for queen, I have always wanted to be a queen.                                                                                                             R- is for rain, I love rain.                                                                                                                                                                         S- is for singing, I love to sing.                                                                                                                                                             T- is for time, I love to think back to the time when I did something.                                                                             U- is for Unicorn, my favorite animal.                                                                                                                                             V- is for Value, I know I am valuable in Gods eyes.                                                                                                              W- is for worship, I love to worship.                                                                                                                                               X- is for x-ray, it is a very helpful thing.                                                                                                                                       Y- is for young, I’m glad to be young.                                                                                           Z- is for zebra print, I love it.

Melody

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Beautiful Ending

Have you ever thought of where you will end up when you die? Well I have, I use to be frightened at the thought of ending up in the Place of Fools. I have always wondered if I do the little tasks of everyday that it would be like money to God and that He would find it enough to slip me a ticket to heaven. To my sadness that is not really how it works, it is good to do the little things.  But we have tasks for our soul to do and by doing them you will be one step closer. That is the true beauty of our faith.  The Truth is that how we get closer to heaven is to get closer to God. That is my new challenge to get closer to God not only to go to heaven but to strengthen my faith. So that if it is Gods will my faith will never  be broken. I believe that one day I will be swept up by angels taken to the golden gate. I will see my Lord my Savior standing with the biggest book you will ever see and He will look at me and say I love you, I gave My life for you, and I will never ever let you go. It will be the happiest day of my life for it will be my beautiful ending.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Per il dio è il supporto del mio cuore, il mio amore, i miei pensieri Melody

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40 days to freedom!!!!

960 hours or 57,600 minutes or 3,456,0oo seconds or (the easy way) 40 days, that is what it takes to break a habit and it takes 15 days to make a habit.  If you are like me, you would rather it be 5 days to break a habit because it is hard not doing your normal habits for 40 days.  Well I am going to try. Here are the habits I am going to break; Facebook, unchristian music and the thing I struggle with….. my tongue. It will also use the 40 days to grow closer to God. This will be a challenge but it will be worth it.

I lift my eyes up to the hills were does my help come from my help comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
C. S. Lewis

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