Archive for May, 2013

We’ve been having a cool front here in central Ohio, and the past 2 night I felt the desire to get my Grandmother’s quilt and sleep under it at night, wanting to be near her.  Today, I realized why – today, Jesus called my Grandmother (97) to heaven!  Grace Metzler was a beautiful lady, the epitome of peace, love, and yes, living up to her name – grace!  She was a Godly lady and her love for her Savior was evident to all!

This was one of my Grandma’s favorite hymns and was sung to her just a few days ago…..

When my life work is ended, and I cross the swelling tide, When the bright and glorious morning I shall see;
I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side, And His smile will be the first to welcome me.


I shall know Him, I shall know Him, And redeemed by His side I shall stand,
I shall know Him, I shall know Him, By the print of the nails in His hand.

Oh, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His blessèd face, And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace, That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.


Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come, And our parting at the river I recall;
To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home; But I long to meet my Savior first of all.


Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white, He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight; But I long to meet my Savior first of all.


Tonight, our tears are because we will no longer see her here on this earth, but we rejoice greatly that she is in heaven with her Savior, and “redeemed she stands by His side”.   We know that one day we will join her!  We love you Grandma!!



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First let me start by saying, God is so good!!!  I just put Byron in the car to go on a long weekend trip w/ his grandparents.  Byron was so excited for this opportunity and grinning from ear to ear, but as I came back into the quiet, empty house, I was overwhelmed with all the maternal thoughts of “what ifs”.   My fears that I won’t be there to protect him were swimming through my mind.

I couldn’t believe what happened next…… when I walked in the house, I had KLOVE radio on, and a 60 second Proverbs 31 Ministries commentary came on.  It was talking about the greatest fears that us mothers have is not to be able to protect our children, and how we need to turn that fear over to God!   Wow – bingo!!!    And then she shared a verse from Psalm 34:4 “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.”

After praying, I can honestly say that He has taken away my fears!  Byron is in God’s hands, what better place can there be?!


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