Archive for January, 2018

Uncle Grant and Aunt Ada

In Exeter a couple I completely adore Grant and Ada Triebner found their way Home and two Lights that shone into the world found their place in the skies above us just as they lived side-by-side. Uncle Grant and Aunt Ada would be humbled by all the media attention their relationship is receiving. They shared a Love so Beautifully Precious even complete strangers sense the measure of earth’s loss for truly there is no greater affection than hearts so intermingled by love, their minds no longer have an understanding of two.

Still I wish all the reporters who stand out on their front yard and point a camera at the place they quietly lived would realize the sorrow their disconnected reporting imposes on a Family who just wants the world to know a much greater story of love’s true calling and give them some time to grieve a Mom and Dad who lived life unencumbered in a world that sometimes has an appetite for greed.

I know theirs is a genuine love story and for us who treasured each page, it reads gentler and sweeter as time slowly turned each chapter of their manuscript written in God’s own unfailing ink. I couldn’t have asked God for a better example of unconditional love and grace in my life. I genuinely cherish the picture of the Bible they always had beside them.

If they would have wanted the world to report anything it would be to take time to read God’s Word and then purely believe He means it. Live your life not taking one second for granted on this earth and surround yourself with Family and not things money buys. Be the person God called you to be and always give grace in the moments of life that bargain for your Faith and when you can’t stand, find your place in the presence of God’s Amazing Grace.

My Uncle Grant often talked about Heaven with tears that found their way out of the treasures of his heart, longing to see his Son again with his Girls because nothing was more important to him than being with his Family there, and in the end it’s not really who you know that matters, it’s that they mattered enough to you to know them.

We can get so caught up in making money, buying things and how high our name echoes in this world, but in the end it’s God who promotes and on January 3rd He called out their names as they walked upon Heaven’s blanket of snow as Angel’s wings softly guided their steps and gathered each breath awaiting their attendance to carry them Home.

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live

I wish words healed, that tears could wash away pain and Heavens gates opened both ways but until the day I see them again, their light will always shine on my heart and I know it’s there to remind me that one day Heaven will ask me too if I lived a life worth the times that matter?

I will always treasure Aunt Ada’s gentle soul and the way Uncle Grant’s laughter danced across my soul.

How incredibly I miss them already.


Happy New Years?

This year I wish you freedom to rise and carry the gift of your incredible voice into the world that cries for change because one voice heard carries power to all who hear it, what you choose to perceive though breathes in your humanity. If you don’t think one person can change a world, just ask any survivor of World War 2.

What a powerful moment in 2018 you have been given, make it yours and give it away like the award of amazing it is! We can be the voice of grace, love and association to the one who sleeps on the streets in the cold or stands at the intersection with a sign of hope. We make resolutions to drop weight while there are people on the street that plead for a meal. We have become such a world of one even though we walk with billions. We can nourish the hungry and open the door to our table of love and even if we can only reach one, we reached them!

We can devour 2018 just like the years before us or we can make 2018 the great awakening and outstanding unfolding of our emerging shades of understanding covering a world of indifference.

I know it’s true that God can use even injured hearts, so today before one more thoughtless mind-numbing accomplishments in my life confirms the actual unused percentage of my soul, I choose to walk away from me. I’ll be spending time serving someone else today.

May the giants of poverty, loneliness and hatred fall in 2018 and may You be the reason!

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. Proverbs 11:25

Happy New Years!