Joseph & Stacie's Blog notes from the journey & pictures of Peter & Eric

Is Suffering God’s Will?

by Joseph Graber

Is Suffering God's Will?

It’s a question that most of us have asked at some point, is suffering God’s will?  You’re standing at a graveside, pondering the life choices that led to the early death of a loved one and some well meaning person will say, “Well, it was the will of God”.  But deep inside you wonder, “But […]

At the Beach

by Stacie Graber

At the Beach

The highlight of my childhood summer days was to visit my grandparents who lived down by the Gulf and they would take us to the beach.  Even as a child, I couldn’t wait until the day I would bring my children to the beach and share with them the same joy of discovering God’s strange […]

Consistency

by Joseph Graber

Consistency

Consistency. The thickness of paint, or the regularity of doing something.  Normally I think of consistency as doing something on a regular basis,  but having a growing son has helped me think of consistency in a different way. Peter has been a world traveler in his two and a half years.  Peru,  France, Switzerland, Italy, and all […]

The Battle

by Joseph Graber

The Battle

Sometimes in the thick of the battle you can forget who your enemy is.  That happened to me recently.  Actually, it happens to me more often than I care to admit.  I love my family dearly, but all to often I find the old nature trying to dig in to protect my flesh.  Those are […]

Happy Mother’s Day

by Joseph Graber

Happy Mother's Day

This morning at church we sang this song in honor of Mother’s Day. This evening we decided to record it for our mothers- Peter and Eric’s Grammy and Mamaw. We are so blessed to have Mothers who pray for us! Thank You Mama for Praying for Me Somebody somewhere was praying that night When Jesus […]

My Twin Sister

by Joseph Graber

My Twin Sister

Every once in a while I find something in one of my sketch books or notebooks that I think is worth sharing on this blog; the following was a note I posted on Facebook several years ago. My sister Ruth has been visiting us this weekend and we were remembering this post so I thought […]

Going to Church

by Joseph Graber

Going to Church

A glimpse into Saturday night when I was growing up as the son of an Old Order Amish Preacher.  On Saturday night Mom started heating water. My sisters and I cleared the supper table and washed the dishes while the smell of starch and steam permeated the house. In between ironing and starching shirts, aprons, […]

Praying for Nero

by Joseph Graber

Praying for Nero

If you had been a Christian living in Rome during his reign, would you have been praying for Nero? This is a good question to consider.  Nero was Emperor in Rome from the years 54 to 68.  He was fairly young at the time he became Emperor and was known for killing a lot of […]

The Silent Red Shirt

by Joseph Graber

The Silent Red Shirt

There was a silent red shirt that kept showing up on the stage on the evening of the awards at the Christian Worldview Film Festival.  The red shirt never said anything and received no recognition.  Not one of the winners actually thanked it or introduced it. But that red shirt was really important.  It was […]

The Living Word of God: Part One

by Joseph Graber

The Living Word of God: Part One

I am so grateful for the Word of God!  I also get very excited about the concept that Jesus is the Word made flesh- He is the Living Word of God. In the 1980’s when I first tried to read the Bible I read it in German.  At that time I could not understand what […]

Loving Stacie

by Joseph Graber

Loving Stacie

Today is Valentine’s Day.  Duh, right?  But four years ago today I asked Stacie to marry me and my life has been absolutely blessed ever since.  Loving Stacie is one of the best decisions I have ever made- and continue making each day. But don’t expect this blog post to be very long, just watch […]

Announcing Eric Liddell Graber

by Joseph Graber

Announcing Eric Liddell Graber

Announcing Baby Eric Liddell Graber! Born January 19th, 2015, 3:45am Eric Liddell Graber Born January 19th, 2015  3:45AM 7lbs 4oz 19 3/4 inches Stacie wanted to take late term pregnancy photos before the baby came.  She thought she was taking them a week or two before he came, turns out it was less than twelve […]

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