Road of Success Via Artwork by Kathleen Huebener News The latest news from Road of Success Via Artwork by Kathleen Huebener. en-us Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:19:08 CDT Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:19:08 CDT Behold I Come Quickly <div style="text-align: center;"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/Easter_2018_B.jpg" width="400" height="518" alt="" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong>&nbsp;Jesus Christ is coming soon.</strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">Look up, for Christ, our Redeemer, draweth nigh.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">Happy Resurrection Day! </div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 01 Apr 2018 07:14:23 CDT From the Cross <div><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;"></span></div><div style="text-align: center; "><strong><u>Jesus Christ's words from the Cross</u></strong>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">9 am to 3 pm (from noon to 3 pm darkness covers the earth)&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;<img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/1._words_from_cross_B.jpg" width="400" height="504" alt="" /></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/2.words_from_crossjpg.jpg" width="400" height="550" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/3.words_from_cross_B.jpg" width="400" height="550" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/4._words_from_cross_B.jpg" width="400" height="494" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/5._words_from_cross_B.jpg" width="400" height="494" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/6._words_from_cross_B.jpg" width="400" height="494" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/7._words_from_cross_B.jpg" width="400" height="518" alt="" />&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></div><div><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Well might the sun in darkness hide,</span></div><div style="text-align: center; ">And shut his glories in,</div><div style="text-align: center; ">When Christ, the mighty Maker died</div><div style="text-align: center; ">For man the creature's sin. &nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>From the hymn "At the Cross" by Isaac Watts</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; ">&nbsp;</div> Fri, 30 Mar 2018 17:13:19 CDT Hedwig Weidner Apfel Dishart 1914 - 2018 <div style="text-align: center;"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/Aunt_Hedy_103_B.jpg" width="425" height="550" alt="" /></div><div>&nbsp;<span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><p align="center"><span style="font-family:Arial">Hedwig Weidner Apfel Dishart entered into glory at the age of 103.</span></p><div style="text-align: left;"><div style="text-align: center;"><p><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>Proverbs 31: 30 states:</strong></span></p><div><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Arial;Times New Roman&quot;;"><strong>&nbsp;"...a woman that fears the LORD, she shall be praised."&nbsp;</strong></span><br />&nbsp;</div></div> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">My beloved <strong>Aunt Hedy</strong> should be praised, for her whole life not only demonstrated her faith, her trust, and her respect for God, but also was a beacon for others to follow. </span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">Her faith was forged from the beginning. Born with a pioneer spirit, <strong>Aunt Hedy</strong> grew up in the atmosphere and influences of our rich German-American heritage. The oldest daughter of the Weidner family, she became a nurse and was self-sufficient like her parents. My mother, her younger sister, always looked up to her with respect and awe combined with love. I did too.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">Her faith continued as <strong>Aunt Hedy</strong> stepped into marriage with the love of her life, <strong>Steve Apfel.</strong> He was a great guy. Their marriage was wonderful, because they were best friends, always laughing with each other, and always supportive of each other. Their faith continued with their daughters <strong>Janet and Marilyn</strong>, who were always fun to be around. Laughter was in their home. I remember a story of Aunt Hedy hemming Uncle Steve's new pair of slacks one day. She hemmed one leg first and must have gotten distracted, because after hemming the other leg, she discovered that she had hemmed the same leg twice. <strong>Aunt Hedy </strong>and my mother laughed and laughed about that. Uncle Steve did too. I still laugh when I think about those slacks with the extra-short leg, as I hem my own slacks.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>Aunt Hedy's</strong> trust in God became apparent as she faced uncertainties and hardships. One of the hardest occurred when Uncle Steve got cancer. I remember their last visit to our house in Devils Lake, ND. He had come to say good-by. He was sitting by himself on the back steps at the house. Mom thought someone should be with him, and told me to go sit with him. But Aunt Hedy said not to go, that Uncle Steve needed to have some time to himself. So I watched him out the large back picture window. He was just sitting there, watching the beautiful sunset and I could hear his labored breathing. The sunset was so gorgeous and the colors beamed God's glory so powerfully that I believe it gave Uncle Steve peace. He seemed better when he came in. I will always remember that scene. </span></p><div><span style="font-family:Arial">I was amazed at this same time the loving wisdom <strong>Aunt Hedy</strong> had. She knew what Uncle Steve needed and gave him his space. Even though, she probably would have chosen to keep her arms around him to keep him safe. Throughout this horrible time, she nurtured Uncle Steve and her daughters with such strength and courage, which could only have been God-given, for I knew her faith in the Lord was strong. She told me so, "Keep focused on God and He will get you through anything."</span></div> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>Aunt Hedy's</strong> faith and outlook on life goes with a particular framed calligraphy that Grampa Weidner always had on his wall. I suspect it was Aunt Hedy who gave it to him, because she knew the saying before I even quoted the second line. It goes like this:</span></p><div style="text-align: center;"><p><span style="font-family:Arial">"Only one life </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">Twill soon be past. </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">Only what's done</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">For Christ will last."&nbsp;</span></p><div style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;<p><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>Aunt Hedi's</strong> wisdom and wit was found in many other adages too:</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">"Make friends - play cards. But play to win." (Like my mother, <strong>Aunt Hedy</strong> was ruthless at cards and always played for blood.) </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">"You can't be all things to all people."</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">"Be your own person. You can't be what other people expect or demand you to be. Be your own person."</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">And as I get older, this adage is becoming more meaningful: </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">"You can only do what you can do. Nothing more, nothing less."&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">So I say, "Thank you,<strong> Aunt Hedy,</strong> for your encouragements, your strengths, your inspirations, and thanks just for being YOU!" <strong>I love you forever! </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-family:Arial">You will definitely be missed here on earth, </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:Arial">but I imagine a happy heavenly party is waiting for you, </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-family:Arial">as Christ spreads out His loving arms to welcome you into heaven </span></p><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-family:Arial">and says to you, His daughter:&nbsp;</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>"Come, ye blessed of My Father, </strong></span></p><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."</strong></span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>Matthew 25: 34</strong></span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-family:Arial">Praise GOD for His faithfulness!&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p align="center"><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong>Hedwig Weidner Apfel Dishart</strong> has entered into glory at the age of 103.</span></p> <p><span style="font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p></div></div></div><div>&nbsp;</div></div> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:34:49 CDT Billy Graham <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt; font-family:Arial">On Feb. 21, 2018, <strong>Billy Graham</strong>, one of the greatest evangelists of all times, passed into heaven.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">The Bible says in Revelation 14:13, </span></p><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial"><strong>"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord...</strong></span></div><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial"><strong>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them." </strong></span></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial"><strong>Billy Graham</strong> is definitely in heaven. The zeal for the Lord was strong in his heart. When <strong>Billy Graham</strong> held up the Bible, God's Word, while quoting from it, the awesomeness of God and His message radiated into the very souls of men! One could actually feel the presence of the Holy Spirit working inside.&nbsp; </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">In his uplifting sermons, <strong>Billy Graham</strong> encouraged and inspired Christians to follow Christ. Thousands upon thousands were saved and added to the Kingdom of God. Praise God! What a sight to behold! </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">In an interview later in his life, <strong>Billy Graham</strong> was asked what he would have done differently in his career if he had the chance to do it over again. He replied, "I would study more. I would pray more, travel less, take less speaking engagements... If I had to do it over again, I'd spend more time in meditation and prayer and just telling the Lord how much I love Him." </span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">Yet the work of the Kingdom of God continues. Billy Graham's son, Franklin has written,</span></div><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial"> "</span><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Many have said that his death ends an era, </span></div><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">but he would be the first to say that when God's ambassadors die in Christ, </span></div><div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">the Lord raises up others, </span></div><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">because the preaching of the Gospel will go forward until the end of the age. </span></div><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">God's blessing continues as He opens doors for the Gospel around the world.&nbsp;"</span></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Amen! </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Remember Billy Graham's words, "just telling the Lord how much I love Him."</span>&nbsp;</p><div style="text-align: center; "><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Arial;">Telling God </span><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Arial">how much we love Him and really mean it when we say it is true worship. </span></div> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size:10.0pt; font-family:Arial">Rest in peace, Billy Graham. Rest in peace.&nbsp;</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 15:07:15 CST Creative Artists Spring Show <p align="center">Got Spring Fever?</p> <p align="center">Need something to look forward to?</p> <p align="center">Here's what is coming up in April.&nbsp;</p><div style="text-align: center;"><img src="/admin/../resources/img/blog_img/343/CA_Poster2018_B.jpg" width="425" height="550" alt="" /></div> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:56:49 CST