Sittin’ and Spittin’


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As many of y’all may, or may not, know I’m adopted. At the tender age of 2 days I was whisked away from my biological family to live with strange people in a strange place. (OK, they weren’t that strange.) What my true ancestry is has weighed heavily on my heart since I learned of this event when I was 10 years old. I did find my birth-mother, who was already deceased, and all her kith and kin, but the birth-father equation has always been a “maybe”. More on that subject another day.

Fast forward to modern times with all our cool wiz bang technology.

Finances being what they may, I’ve decided the time was right to get my ancestry analysed.

ancestry kit 30 APR 2018

The kit came today! It involves spitting a certain amount of liquid into a nice little vile, then popping it into a sanitary sleeve with stabilizing fluid for mailing. Easy peasy. 🙂 Now, I guess we’ll all have to wait 6-8 weeks to see who I’m truly a spittin’ (lol) image of.

monkey waving Do I look more like the Mom or the Dad, I wonder?

Wish me luck. 🙂



Paul Tells Others About His Gospel

Paul Tells Others About His Gospel

by Pastor Cornelius R. Stam
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It is true that now there is but one gospel and God’s anathema is pronounced upon any who would presume to proclaim any other (Gal.1:8,9), but those who suppose that Paul proclaimed the same good news which the twelve before him had proclaimed, should carefully read Galatians 2:1-9.

The twelve had been proclaiming our Lord’s kingdom rights in “the gospel of the kingdom”. The kingdom having been rejected, however, God raised up Paul to proclaim “the Gospel of the Grace of God” (Acts 20:24). In Galatians 1:11,12, this apostle declares:

“But I certify you, brethren, that the gospel which was preached of me is not after man, for I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

This is only one of many passages in which he declares that he was commissioned to proclaim a special message by the glorified Lord Himself (Eph.3:1-4; Rom.16:25; etc.).

Now in Galatians 2:2, the apostle states: “I went up by revelation [God sent him] and communicated unto them [the apostles and elders at Jerusalem] that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles….” But was he not merely checking to make sure that he and they were preaching the same good news? No, for he goes on to say: “But [I went] privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain”.

Verses 7 and 9 then go on to tell how “they saw” and “perceived” the grace that had been given to Paul, so that they publicly and officially gave him “the right hands of fellowship”, acknowledging him as the apostle of grace, sent to the world with a message of grace:

“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Rom.3:24).

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A Cotton Pickin’ Southern Picnic

Yesterday, we enjoyed a pleasant day at a dear friend’s house not too far distant. They have a lot of acreage with gorgeous mature trees and had cleared a well thought out pathway about 1000 feet from their home through the woods for a concrete picnic table. After the fabulous repast of homemade Baked Beans, 7 Layer Salad, Fried Chicken and cookies, we spent some time strolling around their yard. Then it was off to the Home 20 to nap the extended bellies away. (Hey, napping can be an exercise … right?!) All-in-all it was a wonderful day full of Christian friendship and eats par excellence. I couldn’t help feeling how blessed we are!

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Happy Birthday!

Happy 70th Birthday To The Man I Love!

steve hudson 2 years old 1950

This dear man has such a constant in my life now for 39 years. What a privilege it is to know him. He’s always kind to everyone, great or small. He’s scrupulously honest, bright and cheerful, and still has that adorable, award winning smile.

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Never shirking his duties, he served with pride in our nation’s National Guard. (1967) Before his retirement, he always showed up to work, sometimes even when sick, and served his employer faithfully with 41 years of service.

He can do practically anything and with panache. He’s so proficient in the kitchen, he keeps me almost too well fed! (But, that’s OK. I hear it’s harder to kidnap a fat person.) lol

He knows how to clown around, and when to be serious.

He can draw beautiful pictures, perform professional automotive paint or repair work or can delicately mount a butterfly in a frame as need be. Friends trust him to work on their motorcycles, and get better service than at a dealer.

He can SCUBA dive, ride horses, shot and repair guns, and ride his motorcycle like a champ. Most of all, he loves Jesus and God’s Holy Word before me. That’s the right place to be. I know he loves me. I’m so proud of him. I will love him forever and a day! He truly has a servants heart. ❤

And he does all this with a charm, humility and self-deprecating humor.

One of my favorite photos of us.

He is my husband, soulmate and my best friend.

Happy Birthday Steve! “And many more … !”

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