Entries by Jann

New Year’s 2016

2015 went by faster than 2014 for us. How about you? We had some ups and downs. I flew to Hawaii in April for my cousin Mike’s memorial service. Then in May we went to Michigan for our nephew’s wedding. In June we traveled up to Washington D.C. for Mike’s amazing funeral service at Arlington. […]

Christmas 2015

HAPPY BIRHTDAY JESUS!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS   The Psalm for today is: Psalm 45 The Old Testament lesson for today is: Isaiah 59: 1-15a The Epistle lesson for today is: Galatians 3:23-4:7 The Gospel lesson for today is: Matthew 1:18-25 Birth of Christ 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary […]

Advent: Fourth Sunday in Advent

This is the fourth week of Advent. Hopefully by now things are beginning to settle down a bit for you. If not sit down, take a deep breath, close your eyes, and pray with me. “Dear Father, please hold me in your loving arms. Let me feel Your calmness, and love. Please help me to […]

Advent: Third Sunday in Advent

It’s the third week of Advent already. How are things going at your home? Are you still frazzled, or have you tried to slow down and take things one at a time? I’m not frazzled, but a little anxious. My husband has been renovating our guest bathroom. It’s going to be beautiful when it’s done. […]

Advent: Second Sunday in Advent

As we go into the second week in Advent we continue to prepare our hearts and homes for the coming of the Christ Child. This is a very busy time of year. We are busy, cooking, cleaning, and baking those wonderful traditional foods that are a part of our families celebrations. However, we also need […]

Advent History First Sunday in Advent

Advent is the fourth Sunday before Christmas. It is a time we prepare our hearts for the birth of Jesus. The different denominations have different traditions. In Western Christianity we use the color purple or blue for the different hangings around the church and the vestments or stoles that the clergy wear. The Lutherans chose […]

Thanksgiving

Psalm 95 (NKJV) A Call to Worship and Obedience 1 Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving;   Teaching your children to be thankful: At a young age teach them to pray before meals Also […]

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Thank you my shepherd for providing the things I need He makes me to lie down in green pastures; Thank you for helping me to stop and rest He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; Thank You for the calm waters still […]

PRAISE GOD!!!

Last week was quite a week. On Monday I sent a query letter to DEB HAGGERTY at ELK LAKE PUBLISHING. She responded and sent me the material I needed to fill out for the proposal. Tuesday I sent all of that to her. Then Wednesday, Deb offered me a contract. She called and answered some […]

How Would You Like to be Sold?

That’s exactly what happened to Joseph. He was one of Jacob’s sons. His brothers always thought he was the favored son; Jacob even made Joseph a tunic of many colors, much finer than what the others had. Joseph didn’t help matters much. He would have dreams and tell his brothers about them. They were always […]