January 15, 2013, One Hundred Today

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Today is the day Velma Crain, the Farmer’s mother turned one hundred years old.

I cannot image all the changes she has seen and experienced in the past one hundred years.

I have known Velma for 46 years and can testify that she is consistent. No matter the day or time I have found the same trusting confident faith in her God. I remember very few family get-togethers that she has not sung this song. I call it the theme song for her life.

His Eye is on the Sparrow

Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heav’n and home,
When Jesus is my portion? My constant Friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

“Let not your heart be troubled,” His tender word I hear,
And resting on His goodness, I lose my doubts and fears;
Though by the path He leadeth, but one step I may see;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise,
When songs give place to sighing, when hope within me dies,
I draw the closer to Him, from care He sets me free;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m free,
For His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me.

I really have no desire to live to be 100, I, do, have a strong desire to have a testimony of a consistent faithful life before the Lord.

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January 12, Party Day!

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Today we are celebrating the 100th Birthday of the Farmer’s Mother, Velma Crain, in Anderson, CA.
Family and friends are gathering to laugh and sing “Happy Birthday” and eat Birthday Cake (after a potluck dinner).
The real birthday is January 15, 1913.
All who know Velma feel very blessed (happy, to be envied) indeed.

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