Heirs to the King

As an heir to the King of kings, our hope is in the promises of God. “My share is wonderful. My inheritance is very beautiful.” Psalm 16:6 “Our heritage and ideals, our code and standards – the things we live by and teach our children – are preserved or diminished by how freely we exchange ideas and feelings.” Walt Disney –

Being honest about “to whom we were born”

and the where of it,

this is to be proud of our heritage,

our humanness encompasses,

the good, the grief and all.

Barbara Alley Hoyle


The legacy of great love bestowed unto me by God thru Jason


Willis Earl Alley

Momma Mia

Thankful for Eternity

Feliz Dia de Madre


I was the proud heiress of a beautiful grand-daughter through my son Jason

Jason 1979

Jason and his cousin David sharing God’s endless love.

We sing this song every Sunday “Grace alone which God supplies — Strength unknown He will provide — Christ in us, our cornerstone — We will go forth in grace alone. Every soul we long to reach — Every heart we hope to teach — Everywhere we share His peace —- is only by His grace.  Every loving word we say  — Every tear we wipe away  —Every sorrow turned to praise — is only by His grace.” 


Inherited custom heirloom goodies from my sister Mary


The heritage of fabric making – alive in Ajijic – My mother-in-law Marge 2015


Inherited family through my sister Mary and her husband’s kin


Inherited a great family when I married Michael Hoyle


Inherited a love of all water sports from my brother Captain Benito


My mother was born in Germany – I inherited the love of the written word from my mom. MOM I LOVE YOU A Perfumers Delight


From my dad Earl Alley I inherited my love of nature. Papa Earl with uncle Jerry in August 2006


My brother-in-law Tom – November 19, 2012 on our honeymoon we both inherited the unconditional love of the Hoyle clan


Inherited the Hoyle family on our wedding day November 17, 2012

1 Barb ancestors

Inherited the love of coffee from my grandmother Barbara Herzig who owned a coffee shop in the town of “Shuen Ecken” in the Eiffel mountains of Germany.

Christmas 2010

Momma Mia, Jason, David, Eric, and Blake

“Yet I am always with You;

You hold me by my right hand.

You guide me with Your counsel,

and afterward You will take me into glory.” Psalm 73:23

Over the last seven years, Barbara has become my favorite female on the planet. She thrives by affirming her friends and loved ones. God designed her with His plan in mind. Today after listening to Christmas music, with tearful reflection she proudly claimed God as her Father, Jesus as her Saviour, and the Holy Spirit as her lifelong Guide from the very fragile age of 7. His mercies were never wasted as she lavishly distributes grace and forgiveness to those who snub her. She has moments of melancholy mixed with genuine bravery and transparency. As her husband, I am the recipient of all that God continues to pour through her. Barbara is the most generous person I have ever known. She glorifies her heavenly Father with as little, or as much as she has held. She speaks truth bathed in love and she artfully decorates pics with love which make our memories together stick like glue. She delights in filling albums that include every family member! Together we have toured Israel, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Colima, Mazamitla, Loreto, Old Sac, Santa Cruz, Oregon, Multnomah Falls, and Florida. We cruised the Atlantic and the Pacific, and stuck our feet in the Mediterranean. Barbie Sue is loved, trusted and enjoyed by all who come to know her because she is transparently and authentically herself. She rehearses her thoughts by blogging. She is unable to be dishonest as her facial expressions give away her emotions. She is quick to listen, slow to speak and last to judge. Her giggle makes the mundane special. Barbara is more beautiful to me now that I have been a witness to all her compassion, patience and kindness. My heart is just so grateful that God gave me another companion that is so faithful, playful, sacrificial, fun, relevant and real. Merry Christmas to my precious wife! We are excited about all the adventure that awaits us in 2020 and beyond.” Michael Hoyle


My grand daughter Marissa – the JOY of my son’s heart

Jason, my son remembered in pictures



Remembering Jason today Good Grief


5 thoughts on “Heirs to the King

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  3. This blogger bursted into tears 😢 today December 5, 2019, I was extremely weepy. Mike 💝 my husband is a gift from God. Just walking thru Soriana alone…knowing that Jesus has kept His promise to never leave me…that He rescued me, restored me, and that He continues to sufficiently meet all my needs …so why cry? I shopped around the store and put zucchini and creme rinse in my cart. Came home unable to control my emotions. Mike 💘 hugs, comforts and assures me it’s ok, it’s Christmas and you miss Jason. Ok Lord, thank You for a full buffet of emotions. Jesus wept too. Transparently sharing becuz I trust that others get emotional during Christmas. Reading God’s Word comforted me. “Encouraged by His word. “I’ll never forget the trouble, the utter lostness,
    the taste of ashes, the poison I’ve swallowed.
    I remember it all—oh, how well I remember—
    the feeling of hitting the bottom.
    But there’s one other thing I remember,
    and remembering, I keep a grip on hope:

    22-24 God’s loyal love couldn’t have run out,
    his merciful love couldn’t have dried up.
    They’re created new every morning.
    How great your faithfulness!
    I’m sticking with God (I say it over and over).
    He’s all I’ve got left.

    25-27 God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits,
    to the woman who diligently seeks.
    It’s a good thing to quietly hope,
    quietly hope for help from God.
    It’s a good thing when you’re young
    to stick it out through the hard times.

    28-30 When life is heavy and hard to take,
    go off by yourself. Enter the silence.
    Bow in prayer. Don’t ask questions:
    Wait for hope to appear.” Lamentations Chapter 3 MSG

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