Shall We Gather at the River

Last Thursday evening, my Princess Buttercup accepted Christ by being baptized. Just like the 1st Century Christians, she was plunged into the waters (by her dad!), where Jesus did the work of washing away her sins.

What does that mean?

As long as she chooses to follow Jesus, He will continuously forgive her every time she confesses any wrong because as Christians, we are His sons and daughters. (1 John 1; Romans 8:1-4)

We are so proud of Princess Buttercup for choosing to follow the Lord. See, it’s not about following a bunch of rules. It’s about deciding to go by what God says because it pleases Him and will make her life the best it can be. It’s also about following what God says because she loves Him, his graciousness and kindness. And she wants to be with Him and all of her family at the end of her lovely life.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to comment.


Here’s a picture of the Tennessee River that I took this morning. (Princess Buttercup got baptized at the church building, actually.)

Shall We Gather at the River
By: Robert Lowry

Shall we gather at the river,
Where bright angel feet have trod,
With its crystal tide forever
Flowing by the throne of God?
Yes, we’ll gather at the river,
The beautiful, the beautiful river;
Gather with the saints at the river
That flows by the throne of God.

On the margin of the river,
Washing up its silver spray,
Will walk and worship ever,
All the happy golden day.

Ere we reach the shining river,
Lay we every burden down;
Grace our spirits will deliver,
and provide a robe and crown.

Soon we’ll reach the shining river,
Soon our pilgrimage will cease;
soon our happy hearts will quiver
With the melody of peace.


Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb
By: Elisha A. Hoffman

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour?
Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?

Finally Moved…Sort of


Sold by one of the best Realtors around!

After a crazy few months, I finally have a minute to sit down in my new home office and blog.

We sold one house and bought another one during the time it takes to have lunch with a friend, and then moved into our new house that afternoon. We hired a few church guys to move our material possessions from the old house, into a U-Haul, and then into the new house the day of closing.

We were so extraordinarily tired!

We still have about half of our stuff in Lefty’s parent’s workshop/garage. We have about a third of a storage facility left to move to the house. See, we had to be completely out of the old house before we closed.


Look at all of these out-dated career books that I need to donate!

So it’s done.

I look forward to getting back into the swing of writing. I still have a novel that I’m working on.

I’m completely into the farmhouse chic, so I plan to post some pics along the way.


Farmhouse Chic a la Chip and Joanna Gaines.  (P.s. I hope it’s legal to post one of their reno-s that I clicked from the t.v.)

And that’s the sit-rep (i.e., situation report) for today!