We have been saving our old family movies in the basement for well over 40 years, moving them from basement to basement, from Michigan to Kansas to Pennsylvania to Illinois and back to Michigan, with more than one stop in many of those states. We haven’t watched them in probably just under 40 years, so… Continue reading Family movies
For some reason, I never published this post from 2015. I just found it in my drafts as I was cleaning out, and thought I would resurrect it. Remember, as you read it, that it was originally written in May 2015. A lot has happened since then – many new enemies have reared their ugly… Continue reading In the presence of enemies
A few days ago we got to talking. There’s not much else to do since we’re pretty much still in lockdown mode. Anyway, Denise mentioned the song her mother sang with her uncle (Mom’s brother) and wondered if I still had it. Well, I searched the archives, and found it, and sent it around to… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day!
I’ve been sitting on this post for seven months, thinking I would have some witty or pithy statements about Dad. That’s not going to happen anytime soon, and I’m even behind on getting his graveside service set up. So the next best thing, actually the best thing, no next about it, is to post Dad’s… Continue reading Celebrating The Wonderful Grace of Jesus
Julius Homer Ackerman woke up in heaven on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Julius, born in Muskegon in 1924 to Clare and Pearl (Curry) Ackerman, lived in the Muskegon and Fruitport area most of his life, spending the last three years in Cheboygan. He served in World War II from 1943 – 1946 in the South… Continue reading Julius Homer Ackerman 1924-2018
We’re starting to look back at our vacation, going through the pictures. We saw a lot, and posted a lot of pictures on Facebook, but there were more pictures – trust me on that. Here is a look at the pictures we took on the first day of our trip, as we moved north from… Continue reading Ireland 2017 – we were there!
It’s been a year since I wrote this post about Mom’s death. Since that time much has happened in our lives. We’ve celebrated birthdays and births, most notably Dad’s 90th birthday party and Caleb’s birth in August and his baptism, both celebrated Sunday. On one day we celebrated promises made for a new life for Caleb and… Continue reading Date-driven remembrances
We were invited to attend our granddaughter’s spring band concert at City High School in Grand Rapids, MI Thursday evening (May 22, 2014). When invited, we always try to go. So, we drove from Topinabee to Grand Rapids to hear Jenna’s concert and back home after. Now you can hear it without the drive. The first song… Continue reading Band concerts are the best!
My thoughts keep coming back to this hymn, by an unknown author, published in 1799 in Gospel Mag. Gadsby’s Hymns points us to Hebrews 6 and Titus 1 as the scriptural source for the text. “The Christian’s Hope Can Never Fail”. We travel through a barren land, With dangers thick on every hand ; But… Continue reading The Christian’s Hope Can Never Fail
My sister wrote Mom’s obituary which will appear in the local Muskegon and Grand Haven papers today. What a great tribute to her, one that highlights what she strove to be, a woman of faith in God. Arlene Mildred (White) Ackerman heard Jesus call her name on October 1, 2013. Leaving behind her life of… Continue reading Remembering Mom and honoring God