During the past twenty years that Jerry and I have lived here in Buford, Georgia, we have been caregivers for four of our grandchildren, and four and a half years we cared for my mother who had Alzheimer’s disease. Only a month after her death, in 2006, Jerry had emergency bypass surgery on his leg because of a blood clot. Then, a month later, due to the failure of the bypass to produce blood flow, his leg had to be amputated.
That was ten years ago, during which time we spent three years waiting for healing; then had a third surgery to remove the graft that was put in during the first surgery. In December 2016, Jerry suffered a heart attack, and as usual we knew the Lord’s presence and power with us.
There has been much to write during the past twenty-five years about God’s grace and goodness to us.
The overflow of His grace has not ceased, nor slowed, but continues for His glory and our joy. We have learned to see all of life under the mighty hand of God, our Father, through His Son, Jesus Christ, and to look with anticipation to all that He has planned for us. From our secluded habitat, He continues to teach us and has basically made us a three-legged sermon to others, through the media of blogging since 2011, and just recently, the publication of six of our books on Amazon; with profits designated for missions and charity. All are available in paperback and eBooks. First Things That Last Forever is a free eBook.
We venture no further from home than to buy the things that we need weekly, and to attend church services on the Lord’s Day. Our home located on a short cul-de-sac street has become a haven, somewhat like the lagoon in the image of the header of this blog. We are content living in this little inlet, from which we are able to broadcast the news of what the Lord continues to reveal to us.
God’s Grace ~ God’s Glory is a spring where we live. From here there is an ocean, which image is a background for this blog, and the connection to Father and Family Books, as through faith and prayer and our books, we are proclaiming the legacy of God’s kingdom. Our hope is that the truth of His kingdom may spread to the end of the earth, even as Jesus spoke these words in Acts 1:8 to His disciples. With technology, God gives us the means of reaching as far as He has planned for His work through us.
At the age of seventy-seven, I am still learning and being conformed to the image of Christ; claiming nothing in this world but Jesus Christ, who gave His life for me, a sinner; desiring to share with others what He so graciously gives us as joint-heirs with Him in our Father’s kingdom. For a short version of how He has brought me through all these years to where we are today, please read A Sheep’s View, another page on this blog.
“Therefore being justified by faith,
we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
By whom also we have access by faith
into this grace wherein we stand,
and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
The God of all grace,
who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after that ye have suffered a while,
make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
….this is the true grace of God wherein ye stand.
1 Peter 5:10,12
If I never know you here, I pray that I may meet you in heaven to share His glory. Fran Rogers ~ 2017