About the Spirit

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This blog started out with "about me" in the title. My whole life has been "about me". I hope that the entries that I make will be about the Spirit and how He has changed my life because it has always been about Him and how He works through us.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


I've waited to write this blog so that you would hear about Mom's condition from her. I look at this as a wake up call for the both of us. I'm trying to convince her that we should retire as soon as possible and enjoy life. We really don't know what we're going to do but I think we've made up our minds about where we want to live. I think we'll stay in the Willmar area and take trips in the winter. Of course we'll be taking trips to Washington State and Colorado in the summer with trips to Maryland and Florida in the winter. We love this area during the spring and summer. Hopefully we'll find a small place in Willmar and leave Atwater. Since all of our kids left home there is really nothing to keep us here and we've often asked ourselves why we're still here. Anyway, keep your Mom in your Prayers especially on Tuesday when we go to St.Cloud

Thursday, June 12, 2008

"There is an appointed time for
and a time for every affair under the

A time to be born, and a time to die;
a time plant, and a time to uproot
the plant.

A time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to tear down, and a time to build.

A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones, and a time to
gather them;
a time to embrace, and a time to be far
from embraces.

A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away.

A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to be silent and a time to speak.

A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war and a time of peace."
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

What weekend we had last week. First, we got to go to our to our oldest granddaughter's graduation. It was a stormy night but the smile on Rocky's face more then made up for it. I wish I could see my "big city" girls more but with tight schedules and the outrageous price of gas makes it almost impossible. On Saturday we had Rocky's party and the whole family was there to celebrate and play a little volleyball. We had a wonderful time even though there were a few injuries.
Then came Tuesday...We had to say goodbye to Chuck, Chris, Allison, Ashley, Tanner, Mitchell and of course Ruby. Saying goodbye was very difficult. I spent most of the day after I got off work helping Chuck move the heavy furniture into the moving van. Chuck asked me if I was going to miss my family, I almost lost it then, I had to get away and stand by my truck until I could hide my emotions.
I'm getting pretty choked up writing this blog. I'm going to miss them all so very much.
Take care you Johnson's and remember I love you all.