Friday, March 24, 2017

"Freda's Trip Back"

Now that Sister Freda has made her ultimate trip, to meet the Lord face to face, we have only those memories she wrote in her notebooks.  If you enjoy reading these, please let me know, so I can find more to post. Thanks.  
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, March 17, 2017

Remembrances of Freda "A Cross to Bear"

As Freda's health worsened, her cross became extremely heavy, but she kept right on carrying it!  Her faith saw her through to the end.  She believed that her cross was no where near as heavy as the one Jesus bore on her behalf.  She died in peace, having laid her cross down at the feet of Jesus.  May she be an example for all of us, of a life lived in faith to God.  When your cross seems too much to bear, think of her message here, and go on in victory!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, March 3, 2017

Freda's Prayer Time

I hope this gives you a glimpse into how Freda saw her communion with the Lord.  She was my "In House" prayer warrior!  Oh, how I miss her! But, now I know that she is with the Lord, and she has been rewarded for all her prayers.  
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, February 24, 2017

Memories of Freda

As the Lord permits, I will share more posts from Freda's notebooks.  Thanks for reading!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Freda's Birthday

Her absence is felt acutely on this day! Now, she is celebrating with Jesus, awaiting a grand reunion!  May the Lord comfort us with precious memories of the time she spent with us on the earth!  Happy birthday to our Sister Freda!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Freda "A Ship is Sailing"

To all those who have been followers of Freda's posts on my blog site:
For the last few days, Freda has been off shore of Heaven, searching for a place to put in. 
This morning, she found her way safely into the harbor and her ship docked.
Now, she will be gazing out to sea, awaiting arrival of the rest of us.
If you don't know Jesus, as your personal Savior, now is the time to make that move, onto that ship!  You might not get another chance to do it!  Without being on that ship, you will not be allowed into the same port as Freda. 
For those of us, who know Jesus, in that special way; we have the promise of being Sister Freda once again.  May God bless you and keep you, till that time comes.
Be sure to continue to follow the posts on my blog site, as some of them will be stories that Sister Freda told to me about her life. 
I am ready to accept your comments and condolences on her behalf.  Thank you!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls  (AKA,  Brother Jim, as Freda called me)

Friday, January 27, 2017

Freda's Thoughts, "My cousin, the Queen"

Needless to say, Freda's family was not quite proud of this relative!  Freda didn't wish to disclose these facts for quite some time. But now, she isn't embarrassed anymore. As the old saying goes, "You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your relatives!"
Freda understands that it would be nothing but pride to keep this away from her friends and blog post followers. 
As Freda approaches the final days of her life, she felt it was alright to let a list of some of her ancestors be published here.  As she sees it; none of them made her who is today, but they contributed to the rich history of her family.
The following, came from a friend, who researched her ancestry.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Freda and being a friend a close friend for about 20 years now.  As she is called to be with Jesus, I will certainly miss her sweet smile, her wisdom, and her pleasant personality.  But I know that we will continue our friendship, when we meet someday in heaven.  If she remains till her birthday, (Feb. 11th) she would be 95 yrs. old.
Please keep us both in your prayers, as she nears her departure date (known only to God).

Friday, January 20, 2017

Freda's Thoughts "Memories of Love"

 I hope you have enjoyed reading all of  "Freda's Thought" over the years.  Any that I am able to post, from her notes and journals, I will share with you.  But, right now, she has reached a point in her life, when she is no longer able to produce any new posts.  She is on hospice care in my home.  We are making her as comfortable as possible. 
I hope you will make comments on her posts now and in the future.  Please send her your prayers and thoughts.
Thank you!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls