Well, it's raining on this Saturday afternoon, so plans to work in my flower beds have been hampered.
Whenever it rains on a Saturday, I always feel sad for those with big plans, like a wedding or such.
So plan B for me is working at home on various indoor projects- like cleaning, maybe.
How is your day going? Your week?
I haven't shared "happenings"on this blog in awhile, so I'll start with an update from our church Compassion Sunday results.
Yeah! Several children now have a sponsor, releasing them out of poverty in Jesus' name.
Two other Compassion sponsors and I gave a short presentation about the joy of sponsorship and how it affects not only a child but the child's family as well.
I thank the Lord for this precious child of His that we are privileged to help with her education, medical care, clothing, food for the family, and most especially, her spiritual growth in the Compassion program.
On this rainy day, letter writing to all 7 children is planned.
On a sunny Saturday, earlier this month, we celebrated Mothers, Daughters and Friends Luncheon at our church. Each table presented a theme and ours was Lilacs and Roses. It was a delightful time sharing with women at our table, enjoying soup and salad buffet, and cheese cake for dessert.
Wondering what has happened with our clutch of young mourning doves? Both squabs made their solo flight and stayed close to our home porch before venturing out into the garden or trees close by.
another clutch, soon.
This past Sunday, after church, we were invited to my husband's 93 year old aunt's home for dinner with her family. I had made a strawberry-rhubarb pie which was gone quickly!
I can remember as a child, this was always a part of Sunday afternoons-visiting with family, and grandparents.
Regrettably, it seems we have lost this part of family life with busy schedules.
I hope to plan more Sunday visits this summer with family and friends- life is so very short.
Speaking of time going by ... It has been one year since our daughter was married. Now, she has a new job and home, and days go by ever so quickly.
but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13
No wonder she sleeps most of the time, can't hear very well, eats little, walks slowly, but enjoys following me wherever I go in the house, and finds her place on my lap during computer time, like now.
My days often include volunteering with a Hospice Care Center and weekly care of 3 elderly residents in a home setting for a few hours. We read the Bible, listen to stories, make colored pencil drawings as one of the resident's was an artist with his paintings hung in his room.
Together,enjoying part of our days together, cherishing the moments.
This week, also, we visited our Aunt, now on hospice care in a nursing home,an hour and half away, where her husband died a month ago. We prayed with her, and spoke of her reunion with her husband in heaven, soon, as they both have put their faith in Jesus Christ. Their days soon coming to an end in this short life, of 90 years and 89 years, and into an eternity where there will be no more suffering, disease, pain and tears.
"Let not your hears be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to Myself, that where I am you may be also...
I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
Do you have this assurance of Eternal Life, friend?
It was a sunny morning when we went to visit our Aunt; a day we had also planned to plant flowers at my husband's parents' grave site, and plant a peony bush, one of Mimi's favorite flowers along with irises.
This we did on a bright, sunny spring day in remembrance.
"So teach us to number our days
that we may get a heart of wisdom."
from a Prayer of Moses, Psalm 90:12