I started this blog in 2007, the year my mother went to be with the Lord. I thought it might be interesting to go through those early posts and repost some of them. Here’s one from June 2007…
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This morning I asked Billy if the lengthy video documentary he was working on would be ready to post today. He said… God willing, it would. I responded by saying… I hope He’s willing! We both knew why I said that. I was fondly remembering Delores, a woman we met when my father, Giuseppe, was in the nursing home. It was the first time that I heard anyone say that, and it was a phrase we always associated with Delores. I loved it!
One day, as we were conversing with someone in the nursing home lounge, Delores walked in. In true New York style, she joined the conversation as if we all knew each other. I liked her immediately, and to my delight learned that she was a Christian! Family members of the residents often bonded, because we all had loved ones living at the nursing home. Delores’ beloved husband, Hilton, was a resident there, and she was constantly by his side. I remember one day sharing the lyrics of God on the Mountain with her, a song we were learning for the Sunday services…
“And the God of the good times
Is still God in the bad times
The God of the day
Is still God in the night”
Billy and I often wonder about the many people we met at the nursing home all those years ago. We did services there on many a Sunday and met some wonderful people. So, this morning when Delores came to mind I wondered if she was still alive. When I googled her name, I found her obituary. Delores went home to be with the Lord just a few weeks ago, on September 18, 2022. Although we’ve lost touch over the years, and I’m feeling sad learning of her recent death, I know we’ll see Delores again in glory!
Psalm 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Photos of Delores, her husband Hilton, and my dad Giuseppe
THE GOSPEL CALL
Lord, you are the rock on which I stand,
All other ground is sinking sand,
You are the Savior of my soul,
The only One that makes me whole.
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You are the One who made me see,
To you alone I bend my knee,
To you I go for rest and peace,
In your presence my sorrows cease.
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Sweet Jesus tis to you I pray,
To give me strength for each new day,
And when my life is said and done,
To you I’ll go, the battle won.
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There’s none upon this fallen earth,
Can give your precious soul new birth,
The Spirit and the bride, they call,
Come to the Lord, the Gospel call.
Cathy White 2022 ©
Psalm 16:11 Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Matthew 7:24-27 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.