May 2015

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted

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  Becky is the ornamental horticulturalist in our neighborhood, so we have by far the prettiest front yard (and back yard!) around (the proud husband said humbly….). It’s not gaudy and overdone - it’s just right - full of color and variety - and I often see neighbors walking by smiling and talking about it. The other day as I pulled into the driveway, I noticed this lone vinca flower (see image above) that had taken root and was in full bloom “outside" of the garden - away from the other bunches of vinca that were nearby. I always find it...

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Speaking Of Prayer…

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  One of the things I really enjoy participating in during our Sunday morning gathering is praying with folks during our praise and worship portion of the service. All sorts of folks come forward to pray with me, Pastor Lucas, one of the elders, or others that we have asked to be available. We pray with the elderly, young, longtime members, visitors, brand new Christians, little children, couples, the sick, the hurting, the grieving, the angry, the anxious, the happy - some with very serious needs, some with simple childlike requests, and some praising the Lord for answered prayer. All are acknowledging...

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