About

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.

Ocean sliderGod’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.

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“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.”
Romans 5:1-2

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

37 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Francine,

    thank you so much for stopping by my blog. And I just would like to say that I really like your inspiring and thoughtful posts. I am a Christian translator looking for materials to translate all the time:-), so I will be very interested in checking out this Bogatzky-devotional you are also dealing with. I have never heard of it before. Thank you for making it known to people. We need to know about these treasures of God’s people.

    Have a blessed and joyous Easter time,

    Blessings and greetings from Hungary

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    • This devotional is described on agoldentreasury.com. It is difficult to choose the ones I will post, but I don’t have time every day. That is why I have made the whole year available through Amazon’s Kindle to download to your computer. If you decided that $6 is too much please let me know. I have considered lowering the price to make it available to more people.
      Thank you for your comments and your blog. The Lord bless all of you in Hungary. It is so good to know that His truths and blessings reach around the world and back to me.
      In His grace ~ Fran

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  2. Frances, Thank you for stopping by my website as well. You have an amazing testimony that you have used to show the glory of our Lord. There are so many people who need to hear from those who have struggled, faced, survived and even thrived through medical mayhem. You are amazing! I look forward to reading your blog and to fortifying each other in the spirit of the Lord. Blessings.

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    • Loretta, I am so excited at finding this group and you.
      I am working on a future book using some of the same terms that you use.
      Thriving Under Oppression is something that the Lord has given me to think about, with the table of contents,the past year.
      I want to write about how God works in us, not only for us to strive and survive but like you expressed, to THRIVE.
      It is His power displayed in us through whatever our circumstances.
      The Lord bless as you experience this grace in your own life.
      Fran

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  3. I had the honor of caring for my late wife 24/7 for the last seven years of her life. She had a chronic neurodegenerative condition similar to Alzheimer’s disease. The obvious tragedy was accompanied by a continuous string of blessings and miracles only understood by people who have been there. It was a monumentally life changing experience. God’s continuous presence was inescapably real.

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    • Your blessings are similar to ours and we too continue to write about the presence and power of our Almighty God through all the circumstances of this life.
      Thank you for your response. We look forward to hearing more of how the Lord is working in your life as you continue to serve Him.

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  4. Thanks for following my blog and liking the book review of Baby, Baby! by Diane Stortz. Congratulations, you have won a copy of the book! I am sorry for posting this here, but I did not know how to contact you otherwise. If you email me your mailing information I can go ahead and have the book sent to you. mtevans014@icloud.com

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    • Mark, this is very humbling. I don’t know what to say, except, “I greatly appreciate such a gracious review of our work.” Truly, we can praise the Lord for anything that brings Him the glory, which is the only reason I am publishing. Thank you again for reading and reviewing. It is very encouraging to my heart and soul. With a grateful heart, I pray His blessings upon you and your work. ~ Fran

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  6. A very beautiful legacy.

    I am sure you needed Divine wisdom, grace, meekness to care your your mother. It must have been very challenging. I know it is difficult at times caring for my stubborn mother.

    Jehovah bless you with Divine love, encouragement and strength to carry on your Heaven bound walk with our Beloved.

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  8. I finished your book, Two Full Plates. Excellent read! I plan to share it with my one sister. She is sharing caregiving with my other sister (they live states apart, so mom moves every six months). Her husband is now going through a health crisis and she feels she can’t care for mom, too. Mom desperately wants to come back as she has grandchildren and great grandchildren in the area.

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  9. Hi Fran and Jerry, I’ve read A Sheep’s View and of course this About and I was immediately drawn to the sincerity, wisdom and beauty of your written thoughts. I will be 72 in April and my wife and I are also still learning, as you know, it never stops. Thank you for following my blog, I will follow yours also as I can obviously learn from you. You brought tears to my eyes for a number of reasons. The lessons you learned, the focus you have gleaned along the way and the peace and simple contentment I see between the lines (and also within the lines). I marvel how stupid I have been and how little I learned for so many years. I, like you, long to look into the eyes of our Lord and Saviour for so many reasons. I find it ironic that as I walk through the twilight years, it is only now that I begin to understand the depth of God’s love and grace. Keyword being begin. Thank you for sharing. I look forward to reading more. God’s blessings on you and Jerry.

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    • Bruce, thank you for your gracious words. It is sometimes difficult to help younger ones in the faith to seek the wisdom that is found only in Christ, and that it does not come instantly. It comes through the trials and experiences as we continue to walk with Christ ~ the same path that He traveled. It is good to hear from others how they are still learning and growing, sometimes just beginning to know the Lord’s mercy, grace and goodness, and to live in the joy that only a patient servant can know. We are not always able to attend our church for services every week, but as on other days I was blessed with a special sermon on the story of Stephen from the book of Acts this afternoon, from Magherafelt, Ireland. I would tell you about it but could not express it the same as I heard and felt it. If you are interested I would be glad to send you the link. It would only be the audio as recorded from the video. I look forward to reading more of how the Lord is working in your and your wife’s lives. Blessings for a new week of wisdom and joy in our Lord. ~ Fran

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  10. Hi, Fran, thank you for stopping by my blog, because now I know about you! I am already encouraged, and I am looking forward to a time set aside just to read through your accounts of God’s grace and the special story you have within His grand story of glory.

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    • Stella, I thank the Lord for your comment and your deciding to read. You won’t have time to read all. Some years behind us of His grace have not even been recorded. There is not enough time to write it all. I look forward to our exchanging what the Lord is continuing to reveal to us about Him, His kingdom and His glory. I pray His blessings for you, your family and your witness. ~ Fran

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  11. First, I thank you for taking the time to read my pondering in the Holy Spirit. It blesses me to just fellowship with like minded family and friends in Christ. Secondly, I was so deeply moved by your story here. It is so heart wrenching to bear the challenges of mortality, yet we have such a great Hope in Christ. It is our witness to His amazing Grace. The great suffering that your family has endured, has ultimately also been your greatest witness to His faithfulness. I stand shoulder to shoulder beside you and your family, united by the Spirit of God; to testify with you, and all the saints, of the goodness of our Father and His immeasurable riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Let the whole world resound the praises of His glory and shout aloud for joy at the beauty that is found in His Great Name! God bless you beloved sister and friend. Thank you for sharing your testimony!
    Love always in Christ, Kari Stamper

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    • Kari, thank you for reading and for you comments. We are truly heirs of the riches of glory in our Lord. The Spirit within us cannot keep silent, but must continually praise Him.
      Blessings as we continue to share His abundant life and grace. Much love in Christ. Fran

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  12. Fran, thank you for sharing your experiences and the gleaning that you collect and impart on us! We are so blessed by your words! You and your husband have survived and even thrived through medical mayhem and you teach us how to see God in each event, each day, each and every moment. Many blessings to you both.

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    • Loretta, Thank you for your gracious comment. Blessings as you continue in your ministry for the Lord. I have been to your post for the day, but your like button does not work for me. Thank you for speaking of what it is like for those involved with the medical profession.

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