Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Happy, Happy Day

I really have nothing special going on.........just a joyous sortof happiness for every gift I've been given.....music to encourage the soul, friends on FB, a terrific husband who is soooo talented, my darling nieces and nephews that I love dearly (I have 18 plus 5 greats!), wonderful brothers and sisters.......and today the simple things seemed ... See more especially wonderful, double petunias and sunflowers, my purring cat, Hershey's chocolate raspberry meltaways, handing the jars of canned tomatoes to Mark to put on the shelf, combing Mother's hair this morning in a french braid, getting corn and squash from the garden, a tomatoe sandwhich for lunch, somehow everything seems like God smiling at me today.....

Thursday, July 8, 2010

New Beginnings

I feel like Isaiah when he said, "Here am I, send me." There are so many people all around me who are terribly lost, misdirected, and cluelessly wandering through life. My heart's deepest desire is to speak God's Word and be an instrument in His hand to bring light to darkness, hope to despair, and freedom to bondage.

Next Wednesday night I will be ordained by The Wesleyan Church as a minister. I praise God that I can be His mouthpiece!! By faith I am certain that He will do far above and beyond anything I can dare to ask or think. Far above my prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams!!! This is MY GOD. He will be MY GUIDE even until death!!!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Death: A Poem

Death by Dorothy Bowen Klass

Death leaves an open void,
an everlasting ache,
a sadness lessened, not erased, by time.

The loss of those I loved
their faces etched forever in my mind,
a laugh, a gesture, a uniqueness I cannot forget--

A silent grief I seldom share
for no one else can fully understand
that personal connecting bond,
or know those things I now hold dear,
that but for sacred memory,
would never come again.

Dedicated to the memory of: Dad Bowen, C. Helen Mooshian, George and Sadie Young, Howard and Rose Diddle, Grandma Espey, Nancy Lyons, Eileen Slabaugh, Carmel Gore, Joann Hobbs, Myrtle Hayes, Annie Laura Gore, Joanna Stevens, Raymond Callahan, Don Larrimore, Robert and Cindy Deaton, Coyte York, R.W. and Ruby Dunn, and Millard and Naomi Downing.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Songs I Have Loved

Some of the old songs that I grew up with are seldom sung anymore. With the exception of "How Great Thou Art", these short clips contain songs that I believe are out of print, out of fashion, and out of use!! I hope they'll be a blessing to you.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

A New Poem

There is a Path
There is a path through this confusing maze of life
And only One can find it.
The twists, the turns, the deadends half obscured
Beyond the misty fog; so many little side roads
Make me afraid I'll lose my way.

Then stopping all my rushing here and there
I find Him once again in morning stillness.
My Spirit reaches out to grasp my Friend,
And Spirit joins with spirit once again.
Washing over me the knowledge now,
That as I follow Him, the path He knows
Somehow will lead me home.
-Dorothy B. Klass 3/14/10

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Legacy Project

Three short videos of old songs that mean a great deal to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yP-SHtsizM This is a song I often quote before as I begin my devotional time. "Lord, I Have Shut the Door"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klX-936560Q One of Mom's favorites, this brings back many memories of my growing up years and Mom's optomistic outlook!! "If the Father's Eye is On the Sparrow"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY8_6Pwx6XM Dad would often start this song after a time of prayer. "Yes, He Answers Prayer Today"