Saturday, August 20, 2011

What About Kelly??



Our trip and meetings in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan were wonderful!  We also had the awesome privilege of doing some camping!  My wonderful sister in law allowed us to use her trailer for the summer and it has truly been a blessing to be able to rest in between meetings and also to stop and nap when I need to! 

If you don't know by now you will learn that I LOVE LOONS!!!  I have so many pictures to share.  The Lord sent a loon by our campsite three times in one day!  He knows all of our desires!  Even though I have a dear friend who said that watching my loon video was like watching paint dry, I will be posting my videos in the future also!!

As you can see, my hair is growing back like a house-o-fire!!!  I have had quite a few doctor appointments since our return the first week of August.  I will be seeing a doctor on Tuesday and will share after that appointment just what is happening with this shell the Lord has given me to care for during my journey on this earth.  I do have so much more energy, but still not where I want to be.  It is frustrating that I just can't push my body like I used to.  It quits on me, no matter what my will tells it!!!  I think the hardest thing for me is my inability to concentrate.  I told someone recently that I don't mind being a back seat driver just so long as I can do from the passenger seat in the front!  Please pray for me concerning this.  We are staying quite busy with meetings and I have started on my book.  I am a little nervous to say that, but it is exciting at the same time.

Our time in the UP was a sweet time of fellowship with the Lord and each other.  We spent much time reading our Bibles and then sitting around the campfire talking about what the Lord was doing in each of our lives.  Do you all know how much I love my husband??  I LOVE him more than I can put into words.  I love that we both want the Lord to work in our lives.  I love how he is so consistent in his living for the Lord.  I love that he takes time to listen to what I have to say.  I love how he enjoys shopping with me and doesn't roll his eyes or get frustrated with me when I comment about every little thing I see.  I love that he loves to drink coffee with me in the morning as we listen to the world around us wake up.  I love that he loves me in good times and in bad times.  Thank you LORD for a wonderful husband.

Well, so much more to share with you, but time is up for me today.  I would like to leave you with the verse the Lord gave me in my Bible time this morning.  Today is a day I am having to push my body and quite honestly, I was feeling sorry for myself.  However, the Lord knows my frame.  I need to trust Him and not override what my body is telling me.

Psalm 105:6  Seek the LORD, and his strength:  seek his face evermore.

I need to be resting in HIS strength, not my own.  May you find rest for your journey through HIS strength!

Amy is Finally Home

Finally Home…

Posted on August 19, 2011 by Amy Bixby (sister in law)

Amy crossed the river very gently at 6:55 AM MDT. Praise God for His grace to her and to us.


By James W. Johnson

Weep not, weep not,
She is not dead;
She’s resting in the bosom of Jesus.
Heart-broken husband – weep no more;
Left-lonesome daughter – weep no more;
Grief stricken son – weep no more;
She’s only just gone home.

Day before yesterday morning,
God was looking down from His great, high heaven,
Looking down on all His children,
And His eye fell on Sister Caroline,
Tossing on her bed of pain.
And God’s big heart was touched with pity,
With everlasting pity.

And God sat back on His throne,
And He commanded that tall, bright angel standing at His right hand: Call Me Death!
And that tall bright angel cried in a voice
That broke like a clap of thunder:
“Call Death! – Call Death!”
And the echo sounded down the streets of heaven
Till it reached away back to that shadowy place,
Where Death waits with his pale, white horses.

Death heard the summons,
And he leaped on his fastest horse,
Pale as a sheet in the moonlight.
Up the golden street Death galloped,
The hoofs of his horse struck fire from the gold,
But they didn’t make no sound.
Up Death rode to the Great White Throne,
And waited for God’s command.

And God said: “Go down, Death, go down.
Go down to Savannah, Georgia,
Down in Yamacraw,
And find Sister Caroline.
She’s borne the burden and heat of the day.
She’s labored long in My vineyard,
And she’s tired –
She’s weary –
Go down, Death, and bring her to Me.”
Death didn’t say a word,
But he loosed the reins on his pale, white horse,
And he clamped the spurs to his bloodless sides,
And out and down he rode.
Through heavens pearly gates,
Past suns and moons and stars;
On Death rode,
Leaving the lightning’s flash behind;
Straight on down he came.

While we were watching round her bed,
She turned her eyes and looked away.
She saw what we couldn’t see;
She saw Old Death. She saw Old Death
Coming like a falling star.
But Death didn’t frighten Sister Caroline;
He looked to her like a welcome friend,
And she whispered to us: “I’m going home”,
And she smiled and closed her eyes.

Death took her up like a baby.
And she lay in his icy arms,
But she didn’t feel no chill.
And Death began to ride again –
Up beyond the evening star,
Out beyond the morning star
Into the glittering light of glory,
On to the Great White Throne.
And there he laid Sister Caroline
On the loving breast of Jesus.

And Jesus took His own hand and wiped away her tears,
And He smoothed the furrows from her face.
And the angels sang a little song,
And Jesus rocked her in His arms,
And kept a-saying: “Take your rest,
Take your rest, take your rest.”

Weep not – weep not,
She is not dead;
She’s resting in the bosom of Jesus!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Please Pray for the Bixby Family

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Testimony

I would like to share the following blog with you all.  This young woman's testimony is so lovely and encouraging.  May it help some of you to continue to trust the Lord and some of you to start trusting the Lord.